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Special Effects.  1st pr in dj. , ABBOTT, L.B
1 ABBOTT, L.B Special Effects. 1st pr in dj.
ASC Press, 1984, 
ABBOTT, L.B. Special Effects : Wire, Tape and Rubber Band Style. Hollywood: The ASC Press, (1984). First Printing. Pp 241, double column. 4to, green cloth. A classic (and increasingly hard to find) introduction to the techniques of film special effects, in the form of a filmography of the man whose credits include The Day the Earth Stood Still and Towering Inferno. More to the point, Abbott also did the marine special effects on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and The Poseidon Adventure, all of which are treated at length with many photos of the production. Vg in dj. 450.00

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2 ABDULLAH, Achmed Black Tents. 1st US no dj
Horace Liveright, 1930, 
ABDULLAH, Achmed. Black Tents. NY: Horace Liveright, 1930. First US Edition. Pp. 218. 8vo, black cloth, blue title block with gilt lettering to front and spine. "Achmed Abdullah (1881-1945), a pseudonym of Alexander Nicholayevitch Romanoff, was a Russian-born writer. He is most noted for his pulp stories of crime, mystery and adventure. He wrote screenplays for some successful films." - Wikipedia. Small waterstain to top edge, spine sunned to brown, cloth lightly rubbed with some small white specks, previous owner's name inked to front paste-down, else vg. 40.00

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3 ADAMS, Ansel. ALINDER, Mary Street. Ansel Adams : An Autobiography. First Edition in dustjacket.
New York Graphic Society / Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1985, ISBN:0821215965 
ADAMS, Ansel. Ansel Adams : An Autobiography. With Mary Street Alinder. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1985). First Printing. A New York Graphic Society Book. Pp. (8),ix-xii,(2),1-400,(2). With 277 black and white illustrations to text. Square 4to, red cloth with silver lettering to spine. "Hiswas a world of mountains and woodlands andthe vast, timeless reach of the western landscape. If a country as limitless as this can ever be said to have posed for its portrait, certainly the photographer behind the camera wasAnsel Adams. And now he has given us this book. Here, in his prodigiously illustrated autobiography, completed just prior to his death in 1984, is Adams' testament of a life of dedication, adventure, achievement, remarkable friendships, plainspoken wisdom, and a concern for man and nature. It is a memoir of times spent with Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Weston, Nancy and Beaumont Newhall, Imogen Cunningham, Edwin Land, and so many more in the pantheon of the art and photography world. Here, not only in hisown words but also in photographs the world over (and many others never be fore pbulished), this extraordinary man steps forward to share with us his love of music, the beauty of the wilderness, loyalties and dreams, and thatclear-eyed vision that saw beyond the mountains the heart of America." - f rom the dustjacket. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. Due to the weight of this book, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover postage oninternational orders. 40.00

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4 ADKINS, Roy, and Lesley ADKINS. ADKINS, Lesley NELSON, Horatio War for All the Oceans : From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo. in dj.
Viking, New York, 2007, ISBN:9780670038660 
ADKINS, Roy, and Lesley ADKINS. The War for All the Oceans : From Nelson atthe Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo. (New York) : Viking, (2007). First Print ing. Pp [i]-xxvi,[1]-534,+ 16 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "From its very first page, The War for All the Oceans is an adventure story—a superb account of the naval war thatlasted from Napoleon's seizure of power in 1798 to the War of 1811 with th e United States. Most naval histories stop at Nelson's death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.. Yet the Royal Navy took on almost every other nationthat had a rival fleet: the French, Spanish, Dutch, Danes, Russians, Turks and Ameri­cans. Shipping routes all over the world were guarded to ensure that trade with Britain was not interrupted, and, as Napoleon lost his empire, Britain formed solid, imperial foundations—all because the British navygained control of the oceans. Roy and Lesley Adkins bring this naval war t o life, writing about its heroes, ship maneuvers and shipboard life with equal relish. They paint a brilliant picture of the large fleet actions of the war, such as the battles of the Nile and Copenhagen; duels between pairs of ships, such as the HMS Shannon and USS Chesapeake; and combined naval and army operations like the disas­trous Walcheren expedition. They provide aringside seat to the earliest attacks with torpedoes and rock­ets and a fr esh look at our own country in a brilliant rendering of the War of 1811, fought in our nation's infancy. As in Nelson's Trafalgar, the Adkinses delight in the details, drawing vivid portraits of the sailors as well as the press-gangs, prostitutes and spies who populated this epic war." - from the dj. Underlining in pen on page 126, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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5 Africa) Pictorial Africa : Its Heroes, Missionaries, and Martyrs : Stirring Narratives of their Perils, Adventures, and Achievements : Together with a Full and Descriptive Account of the Peoples, Deserts, Forests, Rivers, Lakes and Mountains of the "Dark Continen
James Sangster and Co., London, 1890, 
(Africa). Pictorial Africa : Its Heroes, Missionaries, and Martyrs : Stirring Narratives of their Perils, Adventures, and Achievements : Together witha Full and Descriptive Account of the Peoples, Deserts, Forests, Rivers, L akes and Mountains of the "Dark Continent." London : James Sangster and Co., n.d. [1890?]. Pp (6),[5]-396, frontispiece. Numerous wood engravings in text (some full-page). Large 8vo, lavender cloth, front board and spine illustrated and lettered in gilt, black and red. Contents : Introduction. 1. Adventures of James Bruce—Adventures of Mungo Park—The Niger Expedition, and its Failure. 2. Samuel Crowther, the Negro Missionary—Captain Burton's Criticisms—Speke and the Victoria Nyanza—Sir Roderick Murchison-Baker and the Albert Nyanza. 3. Great Revival of Religion—Missions Resulting from it—The Remarkable Career of James Wilson-The "Duff"—Martyn, Morrison, Patteson, Heber, Williams, Smith, and Moffat. 4. David Livmgstone—His Birth—Hardships ofhis Career—Resolves to be a Missionary—Goes to Ongar—Arrives at the Cape—H istory of the Country and its Inhabitants. 5. Adventure with a Lion—Missionary Wanderings— The Bakwains — Sechele — Description of the Country—The Boers. 6. Missionary Work—Relics of Animal Worship—Removal to Chonuane—Baptismof Sechele—Ravages of the Tsetse—A Pleasant River Trip—Discovery of Lake N gami. 7. Livingstone and the Great Chief Sebituane - He Mourns his Death - Discovery of th Zambesi in Mid-Africa - The Suppression of Slavery—Return to the Cape. 8. Journey of Exploration— Kuruman—Sechele—Sekeletu—Flora and Fauna—Life amongst the Natives—Female Chieftains Interviewed—A faint Tradition of the Deluge. 9. Journeyings continued—At Shinte's Village — Native Smiths—Bechuana Vocabulary - Difficulties in the Way—The Ocean Reached—What they said in England. 10. At Loanda— Monteiro's Description of the West Coast—The Journey back—Arrival at Linyanti—Results of the Journey. 11. Moffat inwSearch of Livingstone—Affecting Meeting with a Dropsical King—Brave and H onourable Conduct of Natives—Stores for Livingstone safely deposited. 12. Off to the East Coast - The Victoria Falls - Threatening Attitude of Natives- Sekwebu's Suicide—The Gospel of Commerce. 13. The Return of Livingstone— His Reception in London, Manchester, and other Centres - Prospects of Mission Work. 14. A Great Farewell Meeting—Setting out again for Africa—A DeadlyRegion—Hippopotami Hunters—A Climb over Burning Rocks. 15. Up the Shire - Animal Life on the River—Discuvery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa - The Brewing of African Beer—Funerals and Wedding Processions. 16. At t the Victoria Falls—A Royal Leper—Natives Discuss the Resurrection—Narrow Escape from aTerrible Whirlpool—Livingstone Lost by his Party—A Storm on Lake Nyassa. 1 7. The Return of the Wanderer—Publication of the "Zambesi and its Tributaries - Setting out to Africa for the Last Time. 18. Henry Stanley's Early History - The "New York Herald" Expedition—Its Equipment at Zanzibar - A Marchto the Land of the Moon. 19. Stanley describes Livingstone — They Feast to gether — Stanley's Return — Lieutenant Cameron's Travels and Adventures. 20. Death of Livingstone—Arrival of the Body at Southampton—Impressive Reception - Funeral at Westminster Abbey, 21. Emin Pasha.—The Relief Expedition—Privations and Sufferings on the March—Meeting with Emin—Stanley's Return for the Rearguard—Homeward March—Accident to Emin - Stanley's Safe Arrival atZanzibar—Telegram from the Queen. 22. Gordon and Emin Pasha—Gordon's Early Career—He goes to the Crimea—Chinese Gordon—In the Soudan—The Two Heroes—G ordon's Death. Cloth rubbed and edgeworn, title page detaching, with two first prize for attendance bookplates dated 1891, else good. 50.00

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6 ALDEN, W.L. Moral Pirates. ex-lib.
Harper and Brothers, New York, 1922, 
ALDEN, W.L. The Moral Pirates. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1922). Pp. (8),1-235,(13), frontis., + 3 p. of plates. 8vo, pictorial yellow cloth. "'Thetruth is, John,' said Mr Wilson to his brother, 'I am troubled about my bo y. Here it is the first of July, and he can't go back to school until the middle of September. He will be idle all that time, and I'm afraid he'll getinto mischief. Now, the other day I found him reading a wretched story abo ut pirates. Why should a son of mine care to read about pirates?' / 'Because he's a boy. All boys like piratical stories.'". - from p. 1. Ex-library (stamps to endpapers, spine sticker), boards quite browned and smudged, somemarginal smudging, else vg. 15.00

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7 AMES, Delano She Shall Have Murder.
Hodder and Stoughton, London , 1953, 
AMES, Delano. She Shall Have Murder. (London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1953).Reset Edition. Pp [1]-191,(1). 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. In the Yellow Jackets series. “The first adventure of Dagobert Brown and Jane.” A transplanted American, Delano Ames was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, in 1906, and died in Madrid in 1987. In 1937, Ames moved to England, and in 1948 introduced us to that most delightful of all British detecting couples, Dagobert Brown and Jane Hamish (later Brown). Unlike their counterparts in America, the Browns were pretty much intellectual equals. Lightly rubbed, namestamp, else very good. 25.00

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8 AMIS, Kingsley). MARKHAM, Robert [pseud.] MARKHAM, Robert Colonel Sun : A James Bond Adventure. First Edition in dustjacket
Jonathan Cape, London, 1968, 
(AMIS, Kingsley). MARKHAM, Robert [pseud.]. Colonel Sun : A James Bond Adventure. London : Jonathan Cape, (1968). First Edition. Pp (8),9-255,(1). Mapend-papers. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Gohn, Kingsley Amis : A Checklist. II: A28. "Lunch at Scott's, a quiet game of golf, a routine social call on his chief M, convalescing in his Regency house in Berkshire - the life of secret agent James Bond has begun to fall into a pattern tha t threatens complacency … until the sunny afternoon when M is kidnapped andhis house staff savagely murdered.The action ricochets across the globe to a volcanic Greek island where the glacial, malign Colonel Sun Liang-tan of the People's Liberation Army of China collaborates with an ex-nazi atrocit y expert in a world-menacing conspiracy. Bond finds himself working in alliance with the beautiful tawny-blonde agent of a rival secret service in thestruggle to overpower this ruthless enemy who discards the unwritten rules of espionage. Stripped of all professional aids, Bond faces unarmed the mo nstrous devices of Colonel Sun in a test that brings him to the verge of his physical endurance. Incredibly, the author adds his own imaginative impetus to the Bond saga yet preserves all the excitement and eloquence, the pace and glitter of a vintage Fleming novel." (from the dj). Light smudge to fore-edge, tape marks to corners of endpapers, else very good in nicked, priice-clipped dustjacket (with a brown corner stain to rear flap). 70.00

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9 ANDERSEN, Doris Ways Harsh & Wild. First Printing in dustjacket
J. J. Douglas Ltd., Vancouver, 1973, ISBN:0888940270 
AN DERSEN, Doris. Ways Harsh and Wild. Vancouver : J. J. Douglas Ltd., 1973. First Printing. Pp (8),9-239,(1).,+ 16 pp plates. Maps. 8vo, bluish-greencloth, gilt lettering to spine. Map end-papers. "Ways Harsh and Wild' is a story of adventure and hardship in the Yukon and Alaska of goldrush days. But even more, it is an account of four people who courted this adventure and endured this hardship: Bill [Walker], who was seventeen years old in March 1900 when he escorted a team of horses from Victoria to Lake Bennett in the Yukon; his friend, Ted [Compton], of English gentry stock, whose resourcefulness and instinct for surviving in the harsh northern wilderness fortified young Bill and helped him learn his own strength; Maude, Bill's sisterand Ted's wife -- as strong-willed and independent as any modern day women 's libber -- who was bred a lady and carried her dreams with her into the cold north; and gentle but exuberant Alice, a courageous eighteen years old when she joined Bill as his bride in the goldfields of Alaska. Through the eyes of these four friends, the forbidding wilderness stands out starkly ... cold so intense it could cause an axe to snap in two; wild storms that struck without warning and travellers who defied those storms; tales of men maddened by greed or loneliness, of others sustained by comradeship or uplifted by another's courage. Here, played out in an uncompromising landscape of frozen earth and turbulent waters, is the drama of a pioneering family who learned to respect that landscape and to survive in spite of it." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. 1. Youngster in the Yukon. 2. Hunger Up The Black. 3. Men of Independent Mind. 4. Struggle for Survival. 5. Maude at Mouse Point. 6. Neketla. 7. Innoko Gold. 8. Who Would Inhabit This Bleak World Alone? 9. Alice in Alaska. 10. Three Holes in the Ground. 11. The Long Journey Home. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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10 ANDERSON, Isabel Circling South America. 2nd US no dj
Marshall Jones, 1929, 
ANDERSON, Isabel. Circling South America. Boston : Marshall Jones Company, 1929 [copyright page states Second Printing, December 1928]. Pp 214. Illustrated. 8vo, orange cloth.
"The Laconia, on which we sailed, was the second cruise-ship ever to circle South America, going through the Canal and the Straits of Magellan,- in all, over fourteen thousand nautical miles." - from the Foreword.
Chapters : 1. Starting on the Last Great Sea Adventure; 2. Rolling Down Through Pirate Seas; 3. The Dry Lands of Peru; 4. Bolivia - Country of the Condors; 5. Tacna and Arica; 6. The Vale of Paradise; 7. The End of the Shoe-String Republic; 8. Through the Straits of Magellan; 9. Northward to Montevideo; 10. On the Silver Rover; 11. In the Land of Coffee; 12. Hidden Waters; 13. The City of Churches; 14. The Last Lap.
Spine slightly sunned, else vg. 45.00

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Tom Swift and His G-Force Inverter.  First Edition, APPLETON, Victor
11 APPLETON, Victor Tom Swift and His G-Force Inverter. First Edition
Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1968, 
APPLETON II, Victor. Tom Swift and His G-Force Inverter. Illustrated by RayJohnson. New York : Grosset and Dunlap, (1968). First Edition. Pp. (6),1-1 75,(3). 8vo, illustrated hardcovers, top edge blue. No.30 in The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures series. With this title as the last on the rear cover list. Some light wear to spine ends, boards slightly rubbed, corners slightlybumped, else very good. 225.00

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Tom Swift and The Captive Planetoid.  First Edition, APPLETON, Victor New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #29
12 APPLETON, Victor New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #29 Tom Swift and The Captive Planetoid. First Edition
Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1967, 
APPLETON II, Victor. Tom Swift and The Captive Planetoid. Ilustrated by RayJohnson. New York : Grosset and Dunlap, (1967). First Edition. Title is th e final one listed on the rear cover. Pp. 174. 8vo, ill. paper covered boards, top edge blue. From The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures series No. 29. Spine sunned, light wear to spine ends, corners lightly rubbed, else very good. 75.00

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13 APPLETON, Victor New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #31 JOHNSON, Ray Tom Swift and His DYNA-4 Capsule. First Edition.
Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1969, 
APPLETON II, Victor. Tom Swift and His DYNA-4 Capsule. Ilustrated by Ray Johnson. NY: Grosset and Dunlap, (1969). First Edition. Title is the final one listed on the rear cover. Pp. 175. Frontis. 8vo, ill. paper covered boards, top edge blue. From The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures series # 31. Light wear to spine ends and corners, else a very nice copy. 250.00

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14 APPLETON, Victor New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #32 Tom Swift and His Cosmotron Express. First Edition.
Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1970, 
APPLETON II, Victor. Tom Swift and His Cosmotron Express. Ilustrated by RayJohnson. New York : Grosset and Dunlap, (1970). First Edition. [Title is t he final one listed on the rear cover]. Pp. (6),1-180,(2). 8vo, illustratedboards with yellow spine. From The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures series No. 32. The lightest of wear to extremities, else very good, bright and tight. 170.00

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Tom Swift and His G-Force Inverter.  First Edition.  New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures No.30, APPLETON, Victor New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures No.30
15 APPLETON, Victor New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures No.30 Tom Swift and His G-Force Inverter. First Edition. New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures No.30
Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1968, 
APPLETON II, Victor. Tom Swift and His G-Force Inverter. Illustrated by RayJohnson. New York : Grosset and Dunlap, (1968). First Edition. Pp. (6),1-1 75,(3). 8vo, illustrated hardcovers, top edge blue. No.30 in The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures series. Some brown spots to fore-edge with some lesser browning to margins of pp. 79-85, remains of price sticker to front, tail ofspine chipped, corners slightly bumped, cover lightly rubbed, previous own er's name inked to the verso of the ffep, else very good. 125.00

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16 ARCHER, J.F. History of Staley, Radford & Co. Ltd. 1875-1975.
W. & J. Mackay Limited, Chatham , 1975, ISBN:0950400408 
ARCHER, J.F. A History of Staley, Radford & Co. Ltd. 1875-1975. (Chatham : W. & J. Mackay Limited, 1975). First Edition. Pp (4),1-374,(2),+ 2 folding plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With a Foreword by Harold Radford, Chairman and Managing Director. Cohen, The Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.306. “Born in the age of sail, in days when shipping could still offer adventure and discovery, Staley, Radford and Co. Ltd., continue in the shipping business, in the City of London. This history of one small Shipping Company's first century is more man just a tribute to the enterprise of the resolute men who founded it and who served it for ten decades. It is also a thread in the fabric of London's commercialhistory and the development of modern Tasmania, South Africa and other Tra ding partners of Great Britain. The book affords fascinating insights into such varied topics as the Victorian business office, with an all-male pen and ink staff, the special skills of stevedores loading wooden sailing ships, the changing patterns of cargo and of trade, and the traumatic impact of two world wars. Yet for all the inevitable differences between the Company in 1875 and in 1975, perhaps the most striking impression gained is the underlying continuity or approach, of conscientious, steadfast service, of trust and of reliability. Perhaps not surprising, in a Company that did not lose, until 1959, the services of a man who joined the firm in 1879, and where a lifetime with the Company was the normal pattern, rather man the exception. Undoubtedly a useful contribution to the commercial history of London,indeed to the history of commerce, the book is unusual in the immediacy an d vividness of the events and personalities recorded. This is not surprising, perhaps, in that although covering a century, the author joined the firmin 1921 and knew the founding generation personally. Small firms like Stal ey, Radford rarely reached the headlines, yet in their hundreds, they were the backbone of British commerce at the time when it dominated the world. In this book, Mr. Archer gives us a glimpse of the reasons for their past - and their continuing success.” - from the dj. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Harold Radford. 120.00

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17 ARCHER, J.F. History of Staley, Radford & Co. Ltd. 1875-1975.
W. & J. Mackay Limited, Chatham , 1975, ISBN:0950400408 
ARCHER, J.F. A History of Staley, Radford & Co. Ltd. 1875-1975. (Chatham : W. & J. Mackay Limited, 1975). First Edition. Pp (4),1-374,(2),+ 2 folding plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With a Foreword by Harold Radford, Chairman and Managing Director. Cohen, The Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.306. “Born in the age of sail, in days when shipping could still offer adventure and discovery, Staley, Radford and Co. Ltd., continue in the shipping business, in the City of London. This history of one small Shipping Company's first century is more man just a tribute to the enterprise of the resolute men who founded it and who served it for ten decades. It is also a thread in the fabric of London's commercialhistory and the development of modern Tasmania, South Africa and other Tra ding partners of Great Britain. The book affords fascinating insights into such varied topics as the Victorian business office, with an all-male pen and ink staff, the special skills of stevedores loading wooden sailing ships, the changing patterns of cargo and of trade, and the traumatic impact of two world wars. Yet for all the inevitable differences between the Company in 1875 and in 1975, perhaps the most striking impression gained is the underlying continuity or approach, of conscientious, steadfast service, of trust and of reliability. Perhaps not surprising, in a Company that did not lose, until 1959, the services of a man who joined the firm in 1879, and where a lifetime with the Company was the normal pattern, rather man the exception. Undoubtedly a useful contribution to the commercial history of London,indeed to the history of commerce, the book is unusual in the immediacy an d vividness of the events and personalities recorded. This is not surprising, perhaps, in that although covering a century, the author joined the firmin 1921 and knew the founding generation personally. Small firms like Stal ey, Radford rarely reached the headlines, yet in their hundreds, they were the backbone of British commerce at the time when it dominated the world. In this book, Mr. Archer gives us a glimpse of the reasons for their past - and their continuing success.” - from the dj (not present with this copy). . ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good. Signed without inscription by Harold Radford. 100.00

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18 ARCHIBALD, Malcolm Across the Pond : Chapters from the Atlantic. pbk.
Whittles, Caithness, 2001, ISBN:1870325338 
ARCHIBALD, Malcolm. Across the Pond : Chapters from the Atlantic. (Caithness, Scotland): Whittles Publishing, (2001). Pp 192 + 3 p. of plates and 1 map. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "Here is a rich blend of adventure, heroism and danger - man's encounters with the mighty Atlantic." - from the rear cover. Very good. 22.00

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Sixpence for the Wind : A Knot of Nautical Folklore. First Edition, ARCHIBALD, Malcolm ADAMS, Sarah Jane
19 ARCHIBALD, Malcolm ADAMS, Sarah Jane Sixpence for the Wind : A Knot of Nautical Folklore. First Edition
Whittles Publishing, Caithness, Scotland, 1999, ISBN:1870325575 1999 1870325575 / 9781870325578 
ARCHIBALD, Malcolm. Sixpence for the Wind : A Knot of Nautical Folklore. With pen and ink drawings by Sarah Jane Adams. (Latheronwheel, Caithness, Scotland) : Whittles Publishing, (1999). First Edition. Pp. (3),iv-viii,(2),3-143,(1). Illustrated. 8vo,art-illustrated blue card covers with grey spine.

"Sixpence for the Wind is an introduction to the hugely untapped field of sea lore, the collected wisdom amd superstition of seafarers

A creator of colourful characters, seafaring has a vast and fascinating history where every voyage could be an adventure. Sixpence for the Wind captures a fragment of that character and adventure, and records some or the fast-fading knowledge. The sea has always contained an element of mystery, from the beckoning horizon to the wonder of the creatures beneath the waves. Man has created monsters from the unknown, and gods from the dark recesses of his own mind. Some lie within the pages of Sixpence for the Wind, waiting to reveal their secrets." - from the rear cover.

Contents :
Introduction.
1. Brass Monkeys and Swinging Cats.
2. The Non-existent.
3. Sea Monsters.
4. The Pirates.
5. Famous Ships.
6. Mermaids.
7. Nicknames.
8. Women at Sea.
9. Neptune, Nereids and a Master Carpenter.
10. The Greenlandsmen.
11. Pressing Jack.
12. The Survivors.
13. Fighting Seamen.
14. Fast Ships.
15. The Explorers.
16. Ghostly Ships and the Devil Sea.
17. Stormy Places.
18. The Superstitious Seaman.
19. Blood Boats and Bucko Mates.
20. Drink and the Seaman.
Glossary.

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20 Arctic Journal HALPERN, Martin VOWINKEL, Eberhard SULLIVAN, Walter Arctic: Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume 15, No. 3,September 1962
Arctic Institute of North America, Montreal , 1962, 
(Arctic). Arctic : Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume15, No. 3, September 1962. Montreal : Arctic Institute of North America, 1 962. Pp [173]-243. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated green stapled wrappers. Includes: Walter Sullivan's "The South Pole fifty years after" (pp 174-178) - "It is, in fact, difficult for the younger generation to appreciate the problems that confronted Scott and Amundsen. Yet, with another great adventure before us, it is fitting to look back, both admiringly and critically, on the rival efforts of five decades ago. There are sufficient parallels to current preparations for landing men on the moon to encourage us to assess the triumph and tragedy that occurred in the antarctic summer of 1911-12." (quoted from page 175). Also, D.V. Ellis's "Observations on the distribution and ecology of some Arctic fish" (pp 179-189); Elliot Liebow and John Trudeau's "A preliminary study of acculturation among the Cree Indians ofWinisk, Ontario" (pp 190-204); Eberhard Vowinkel and Svenn Orvig's "Water balance and heat flow of the Arctic Ocean" (pp 205-223: N.C. Gerson's "Radio-wave and alternative communications in the Arctic" (pp 224-228); Kunigunde Hulsemann and John D. Soule's "Bryozoa from the Arctic Alaskan coast" (pp228-230); Martin Halpern's "The geology of base Gabriel Gonzalez Videla, A ntarctica" (pp 231-237); William O. Pruitt, Jr.'s "Reply to the Commentary by Dr. John C. Reed" (pp 238-240).; plus News and Reviews. Rubbed, else very good. 20.00

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