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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


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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Gone Native: A Tale of the South Seas

By: 'Asterisk' (Author of 'Isles of Illusion')

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Constable & Co Ltd: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201867


First edition. Light crease on front cover has caused slight damage to endpaper on reverse. Ink stamp on title page, ink number on contents page. 1924 Hard Cover. 332 pp. CONTENTS: THE WOMAN: The Recruiting; The Voyage; Ashore; Learning; Clouds; Storm; Escape; Haven; Topsy; THE MAN: Change; Pere Douceret; Stephens; The Mission Station; Is It Well with the Child?; Native; THE CONCLUSION: Shame; Rats; Evil; Sacrifice. View more info

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Every Man for Himself: A Novel [of the Titanic Disaster]

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1849788


First edition. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. Bainbridge, whose The Birthday Boys was an unforgettable rendition of Scott's fatal Antarctic expedition, has turned to another Edwardian tragedy for her new novel: the sinking of the Titanic. As Bainbridge admirers might expect, it is not the kind of version that would make a spectacular movie; rather, it is a meticulously observed account that almost offhandedly convinces the reader t... 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


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


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... 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


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... 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


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 ... 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


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


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 consequ... 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


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 senat... 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


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... 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


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, W... 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: $15.00

Publisher: Little Brown and Company: 1953

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 1522816


Book club edition. Lacks jacket. Front hinge weak, ink name and 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 Nav... 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


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 private... 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


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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Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies

By: Forester, C.S.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1960

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2259934


1st printing. Lightly rubbed. 1960 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Scum of the earth, mutineers, slave-traders, pirates - this was the ruthless, bloodthirsty enemy that Hornblower faced for king and country. 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


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 ser... View more info

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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

By: Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201365


First edition. Pages toned and lightly foxed.Jacket toned. 1986 Hard Cover. ix, 106 pp. Translated by Randolf Hogan. In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspap... View more info

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The Black Pirate [Douglas Fairbanks Photoplay]

By: Gates, MacBurney

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1926

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2200514


First photoplay edition. Endpapers lightly foxed, ink gift note on front endpaper, closed tear to jacket spine base. 1926 Hard Cover. 220, [12] pp. 8vo. A novel of piracy on the Spanish Main, based on the Douglas Fairbanks film. Color frontispiece and black-and-white photographs on jacket taken from scenes in the motion picture, color jacket art by Ken Greene. 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


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 ... 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


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 ... 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


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 (1... View more info

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Silent Sea

By: Homewood, Harry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199470


First edition. Spine slightly cocked, pages toned.Jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1981 Hard Cover. xii, 354 pp. As they listened to the death throes of their sister ship Mako sinking in the Pacific where the waters were six miles deep, the crew of USS Eelfish suddenly came of age. They were a new breed: a brand-new fleet submarine crewed by draftees and reservists. Hidebound regular Navy officers believed they wouldn't fight. But fight they did with reckless abandon, ... View more info

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Collision Ahead

By: Johnston, Ronald

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Signet: 1964

Seller ID: 1523111


First printing. Wrappers rubbed. 1964 Mass Market Paperback. 176 pp. A suspense-charged novel about men and ships - the electrifying story of a tragic sea disaster and the explosive inquiry that follows. View more info

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Enemy in Sight!

By: Kent, Alexander

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Berkley Medallion: 1970

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1629328


First printing. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 352 pp. The sea war is still in the balance; Bolitho must risk everything with his new crew. The Mediterranean, 1793: Despite Britain's successes, the outcome of the sea war is still in the balance. As soon as his ship's refit is completed, Captain Richard Bolitho is ordered to join the blockade off the French coast. Hyperion's new crew is still little better than a rabble. But if h... 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


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, Frenc... 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


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 ... 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


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, his... 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


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 o... 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


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