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The Sailor Boy: A Novel

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Luther Roby: 1843

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 1953827

Condition: Very Good


Fourth American edition. Lightly rubbed, a few pages a bit foxed. 1843 Small Hard Cover. 114; 118 pp. 12mo. Two books in one volume. Original brown boards, gilt titles & decorations on spine, blind-stamped design on boards. A British work of fiction following the exploits of a young sailor. View more info

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The Last Mutiny: A Novel (The Further Adventures of Captain Bligh)

By: Collett, Bill

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202414

ISBN: 0393038777

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A fine copy.Fine. 1995 Hard Cover. vii, 294 pp. The most controversial figure in British naval history, the infamous Captain Bligh recounts his famous victories over Napoleon, his sexual encounters among foreign natives, his relationship to Captain Cook, and the celebrated mutiny of his friend Fletcher Christian.Keywords: BILL COLLETT LAST MUTINY HISTORICAL FICTION FURTHER ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BLIGH NAUTICAL BRITISH NAVAL View more info

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The Rover (The Malay Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad)

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1931

Seller ID: 2200784

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket. Ink stamp on half-title page, jacket flap corners trimmed. 1931 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 8 x 5 5/8. 8vo. Original black cloth, yellow titles. Map and illustration on yellow endpapers. Illustrations by William Kemp Starrett. Part of the Malay Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad series, which were printed with uniform covers and wrap-around yellow jackets with two ships at sea flanked by seagulls.Author's last complete novel, depicting the rivalry of the French and English in the Mediterranean at the time of the French Revolut... View more info

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Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.: 1921

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2262168

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing of this edition. Owner bookplate and ink stamp on front endpapers. 1921 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, [3], 492, [4] pp. 8vo. Joseph Conrad's 1904 adventure novel, set amid the mist-covered mountains of a fictional South American republic, spins a colorful tale of capitalist exploitation and rebellion. The story begins halfway through the revolution, employing flashbacks and glimpses of the future to depict the lure of silver and its effects on men — corrupting and destroying some, revealing the strengths of others. Conrad's deep moral consciousn... View more info

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The Rover: A Story of Napoleonic Times

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276926

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Very good in fair jacket. Rear hinge repaired, jacket toned and splitting along flap seams. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 8 x 5 5/8. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles. Author's last complete novel, depicting the rivalry of the French and English in the Mediterranean at the time of the French Revolution. An epigraph Conrad placed on the title page of this work, taken from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, later became his epitaph. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born English-language novelist who in 1886 became a... View more info

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The Nigger of the Narcissus

By: Conrad, Joseph; Jones, Howard Mumford; Sheets, Millard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1965

Seller ID: 2208181

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine large hardcover, spine faintly toned. Very good publisher's slipcase included, lightly rubbed and faintly toned slipcase. xviii, 161 pp. Large hardcover in publisher's slipcase. Illustrations by Millard Sheets. Includes Sandglass. The Nigger of the 'Narcissus': A Tale of the Forecastle (1897; also subtitled A Tale of the Sea and published in the US as The Children of the Sea) is a novella by Joseph Conrad. Because of its quality compared to earlier works, some have described it as marking the start of Conrad's major, or middle, period; others have placed it as the best work of his ea... View more info

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Lord Jim: A Tale

By: Conrad, Joseph; Monserrat, Nicholas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2205690

Condition: Near Fine


Edges of endpapers slightly faded. 1977 Full-Leather. x, [4], 407 pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Conrad's moving tale of a sailor who is accused of abandoning ship. View more info

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Lord Jim: A Tale

By: Conrad, Joseph; Monserrat, Nicholas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1959

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261262

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number IX: 24 laid in. Spine faded, slipcase edges toned. 1959 Hard Cover. x, [1], 407 pp. 8vo. Conrad's moving tale of a sailor who is accused of abandoning ship. Introduction by Nicholas Monsarrat, color lithographs by Lynd Ward. Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad originally published in Blackwood's Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900. The novel is in two main parts, firstly Jim's lapse aboard the Patna and his consequent fall, and secondly an adventure story about Jim's rise and the tale's denouement amongst the people of Patusan - set in t... View more info

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Crackdown: A Novel of Suspense

By: Cornwell, Bernard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks: 2008

Seller ID: 2199430

ISBN: 0061438375

Condition: Good


General shelf wear. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 312 pp. Paradise is the perfect escape for ex-Marine Nick Breakspear, captain of a charter yacht operation in the Bahamas, until he agrees to pilot a detox cruise for the drug-addled grown son and daughter of a powerful U.S. senator. Ambushed far from port, he is helpless to prevent the murder of a crew member by modern-day pirates who sink Nick's yacht before vanishing with the senator's kids. Having barely eluded death, Nick must immediately set sail for disaster once again. For there's a death to be aven... View more info

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Sharpe's Fury: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811 (The Richard Sharpe Series Book 11)

By: Cornwell, Bernard

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201869

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. BBC sticker on front dust jacket panel. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 337 pp. 8vo. For more than twenty years, Richard Sharpe, the brave and dashing officer who rose from rags on the street to a commission in his majesty's army, has been thrilling audiences on both the page and on screen. Now the incomparable Bernard Cornwell (the greatest writer of historical novels today*) returns with a thrilling new installment—the first new Sharpe novel in more than two years. The year is 1811. With the British army penned into a small part of Por... View more info

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Wildtrack: A Novel of Suspense

By: Cornwell, Bernard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks: 2008

Seller ID: 2199432

ISBN: 0061462640

Condition: Good


General shelf wear. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 329 pp. Nick Sandman's spine was shattered by a bullet in the Falklands. He has no money and no prospects, only a dream of sailing far away from his troubles on his boat, Sycorax. But Sycorax is as crippled as he is, and to make her seaworthy again, Nick must strike a devil's bargain with egomaniacal TV star Tony Bannister. Signing on to the crew of Bannister's powerful ocean racer, Wildtrack, Nick is expected to help sail her to victory. But the despised celebrity has made some powerful enemies who will st... View more info

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The Centurion (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: De Hartog, Jan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289826

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Harper & Row trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Publisher's insert laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. xxii, 286 pp. 8vo. Full light brown leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Frontispiece by John Rush and map of Roman Britain precede title page. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special foreword and frontispiece that appear only in the limited edition. A nautical novel by the Du... View more info

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Hornblower and the Atropos (The Hornblower Saga Book 4)

By: Forester, C.S.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1962

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 1643328

Condition: Good


4th printing. Lightly rubbed & toned, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1962 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 310 pp. C.S. Forester creates an outstanding image of life aboard a Napoeonic-era British naval vessel, with a fascinating insight into the mind of the main character... Captain Horatio Hornblower. With assignments ranging from England to Sicily to Turkey, the crew of the Atropos must deal with everything from doldrums to privateers to political maneuvering... with words where possible, and carronade-fire when they must. To borrow an over-used term, it... View more info

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Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies

By: Forester, C.S.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1965

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1643338

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Lightly rubbed & toned. 1965 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 282 pp. A Horatio Hornblower nautical adventure. These thrilling tales of high-seas adventure in the Napoleonic era, which Winston Churchill found vastly entertaining and Ernest Hemingway recommended to every literate I know, are being eagerly embraced by a new generation of readers. View more info

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Young Hornblower: Three Complete Novels - Mr. Midshipman Hornblower; Lieutenant Hornblower; Hornblower and the Atropos

By: Forester, C.S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1953

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2291034

Condition: Good


Book club edition. Lacks jacket. Front hinge just beginning to weaken, ink gift note and owner bookplate on front endpapers. 1953 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 672 pp. Includes: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower; Lieutenant Hornblower; Hornblower and the Atropos. Horatio Hornblower is the fictional protagonist of a series of novels by C. S. Forester, and later the subject of films and television programs. The original Hornblower tales began with the appearance of a junior Royal Navy Captain on independent duty on a secret mission to Central America, though later stories wou... View more info

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Captain Horatio Hornblower: Beat to Quarters; Ship of the Line; Flying Colours [Colors]

By: Forester, C.S. [Cecil Scott]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1939

Seller ID: 2262197

Condition: Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase repaired at seams, slipcase edges toned and rubbed, spines lightly foxed, ink name stamped on front endpaper of each volume. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in three volumes. 324; 323; 294pp. 8vo. Includes: Beat to Quarters; Ship of the Line; Flying Colours [Colors]. Frontispieces from drawings by N.C. Wyeth. Horatio Hornblower is a fictional Royal Navy officer who is the protagonist of a series of novels by C. S. Forester. He was later the subject of films and television programs. The original Hornblower tales beg... View more info

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The Dark Frigate: Wherein is told the story of Philip Marsham who lived in the time of King Charles and was bred a sailor but came home to England after many hazards by sea and land and fought for the King at Newbury and lost a great inheritance and departed for Barbados in the same ship, by curious chance, in which he had long before adventured with the pirates

By: Hawes, Charles Boardman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1934

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1954394

Condition: Very Good


18th printing. Page ridge & jacket lightly foxed, 1 inch closed jacket tear.Very Good. 1934 Hard Cover. 247 pp. 8vo. The Newbery Medal winning novel following the nautical adventures of Philip Marsham. Color frontispiece by Anton Otto Fischer showing a frigate under full sail. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles Boardman Hawes (January 24, 1889 – 1923) was an American author. He was posthumously awarded the 1924 Newbery Medal for The Dark Frigate (1923). Additionally, The Great Quest (1921) was a 1922 Newbery Honor book. View more info

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The Queen's Cup: A Novel

By: Henty, G.A. [George Alfred]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: M.A. Donohue & Co.: 1898

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2200115

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Front hinge just starting. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 330, [4] pp. 8vo. A historical novel for juvenile readers, set on the high seas. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902) was a prolific English novelist and war correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885). View more info

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Under Drake's Flag: A Tale of the Spanish Main

By: Henty, G.A. [George Alfred]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Mershon Company:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2200134

Condition: Good


Reissue. Boards rubbed, pages lightly toned. We have more books available by this author!. iii, [1], 309 pp. 8vo. A historical novel for juvenile readers, set in the Spanish colonies of the Caribbean. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902) was a prolific English novelist and war correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885). View more info

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Under Drake's Flag: A Tale of the Spanish Main

By: Henty, G.A. [George Alfred]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1925

Seller ID: 2287000

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Bottom corners of boards lightly bumped. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 358 pp. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. Color frontispiece, 10 woodcuts. A historical novel for juvenile readers, set in the Spanish colonies of the Caribbean. The struggle between England and Spain for supremacy of the high seas, as seen through the eyes of a sixteenth-century teenager, Ned Hearne. Along with three friends, young Ned is swept up in one adventure after another as he accompanies the daring English mariner Francis Drake on amazing voyages of discovery across the Pacif... View more info

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Passage to Mutiny

By: Kent, Alexander

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Berkley Medallion: 1977

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1629332

Condition: Very Good


First printing. 1977 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. This highly enjoyable novel features perhaps the most unusual setting and theme of any of the classic naval adventures by Kent, Forrester or O'Brien. The action takes place in the brief period of peace between the end of the American War of Independence and the start of the French Revolutionary Wars, while the location, the Pacific, is far from the arenas in which the British, French and other major navies normally waged their battles. View more info

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Command a King's Ship

By: Kent, Alexander

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Berkley Medallion: 1975

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 1629333

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. 1975 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Throughout Kent's books one finds impressive lessons regarding leadership and commitment to country and one's shipmates. Along with the sea battles, we learn of the press gangs, the in-fighting politics of the Admiralty, ethical dilemmas, the uneasy alliances among nations, and especially the human reaction to an irresistible yet severe life. Bolitho earns the respect and devotion of his sailors and officers through his bravery, fairness, tactical brilliance, and because he chooses to become personally invo... View more info

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Jack Aubrey Commands: An Historical Companion to the Naval World of Patrick O'Brian

By: Lavery, Brian

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204523

ISBN: 9.78159E+12

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A fine copy. Light stain to bottom edge of jacket front. 2003 Large Hardcover. ix, 182 pp. No fiction writer of modern times has captured the world of wooden walls, broadsides, and the press gang as successfully as Patrick O’Brian. The twenty books in the O’Brian canon featuring the lives and adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey and his confidant, naval surgeon Stephen Maturin, have been lauded across the world for their blend of classic storytelling, historical accuracy, and inspired characterizations. In this new work respected naval historian Brian Lavery explores the histor... View more info

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The Sea-Wolf (Macmillan's Standard Library)

By: London, Jack

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers: 1909

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2260300

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, edges lightly rubbed, pencil name on front endpaper. 1909 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 366 pp. A 1909 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London about a literary critic and other survivors of an ocean collision who come under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who rescues them. Its first printing of forty thousand copies was immediately sold out before publication on the strength of London's previous The Call of the Wild. View more info

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Conquering Seas

By: Luard, L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1855739

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with loss and a few tears, pencil name on front endpaper. 1935 Hard Cover. 279 pp. A novel of life on a North Sea trawler, written by a former Navy man. Front jacket panel has a nice view of a ship on stormy seas. View more info

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The Pirate and The Three Cutters (Author's Connoisseur Edition)

By: Marryat, Captain Frederick; Courtney, W.L. (Introduction)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Dana Estes & Company: 1897

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2202591

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition. Boards lightly soiled, bookplate inside cover, stamp on endpaper. 1897 Hard Cover. 232 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Captain Frederick Marryat (July 10, 1792 – August 9, 1848) was an English novelist, a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy and his children's novel The Children of the New Forest, and for a widely used system of maritime flag signaling. View more info

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The North Water: A Novel

By: McGuire, Ian

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Henry Holt: 2016

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2286464

ISBN: 1627795944

Condition: Near Fine


6th printing. An exceptional copy. 2016 Hard Cover. In India, during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which man can stoop. He had hoped to find temporary respite on the Volunteer, but rest proves impossible with Drax on board. The discovery of something evil in the hold rouses Sumner to action. And as the confrontation between the two men plays out amid the freezing darkness of an arctic winter, the fateful question arises: who will survive until spring? View more info

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Moby Dick; or, The Whale

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Random House: 1930

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2263964

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Spine and edges lightly rubbed, tiny split starting along front of spine head. 1930 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xxxi, 822, [6] pp. 8vo. Finely rebound in full red morocco with gilt title, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Numerous woodcut illustrations by Rockwell Kent throughout. A particularly sought-after edition of Melville's famous 'tale of the whale'. View more info

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Moby Dick or The Whale (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books, Giant G64)

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1930

Seller ID: 2286113

Condition: Good


1944-1967 printing (Toledano G064.1). Lacks jacket. Hinges repaired, ink stamp on front endpaper. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxi, [1], 822, [8] pp. 8vo. Blue cloth, silvert titles. Illustrated with woodcuts by Rockwell Kent. Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby-Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaleships know of Moby-Dick,... View more info

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Omoo

By: Melville, Herman; Brooks, Van Wyck (Introduction)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1967

Seller ID: 1954366

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Lacks Sandglass insert. Spine very slightly faded, slipcase lightly rubbed. 1967 Hard Cover. xix, 272, [1] pp. 8vo. Original black & green cloth decorated boards, silver titles & rules, issued in publisher's slipcase. Introduction by Van Wyck Brooks. Woodcut engravings by Reynolds Stone. A work of nautical fiction, Melville's second work of fiction, and a sequel to Typee. It is based on Melville's travels from the Marquesas to Tahiti, but also includes events drawn from other sources. View more info