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121 HARDY, Alister Great Waters : A Voyage of Natural History to Study Whales, Plankton and the Waters of the Southern Ocean in the Old Royal Research Ship Discovery, with the results brought up to date by the findings of the R.R.S. Discovery II. First Edition in dustjacket
Collins, London, 1968, 1968 
HARDY, Alister. Great Waters : A Voyage of Natural History to Study Whales, Plankton and the Waters of the Southern Ocean in the Old Royal Research Ship Discovery with the results brought up to date by the findings of the R.R.S. Discovery II. Illustrated with water-colours, drawings and photographs. London : Collins, (1967). First Edition. Pp. (8),[9]-542,(2), frontispiece + 8 leaves of colour plates and 30 pages of b&w plates. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

Sir Alister Clavering Hardy FRS, FRSE, FLS (b. February 10, 1896, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire – d. May 22, 1985, Oxford).

See DNB 1981-1985, pp.179-180.

Spence 561.

Chapters :
1. Genesis in Whaling History;
2. Purpose, Plans and Preparations;
3. Off at Last: An Introduction to Ocean Life;
4. Through Tropical Seas;
5. From the Line to the Cape - With a Visit to Ascension Island;
6. South-West via Tristan da Cunha;
7. South Georgia - First Encounter;
8. Whaling and Whale Research;
9. Dipping into the Depths;
10. Back at the Cape - The Ship Improved;
11. South Again - To Bouvet Island and the Pack Ice;
12. South Georgia: Second Round;
13. Round Three;
14. The Knowledge Won;
15. Ideas and Speculations;
16. To the South Orkneys and the South Shetlands;
17. Antarctic Scene;
18. From the South to Cape Horn;
19. From Cape Horn to Good Hope via Gough Island;
20. More About Whales;
21. The Kingdom of the Krill;
22. Homeward Bound.

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122 HARE, Lloyd C.M Marine Historical Association, 37. Salted Tories : The Story of the Whaling Fleets of San Francisco. pbk.
Marine Historical, 1960, 
HARE, Lloyd C.M. Salted Tories: The Story of the Whaling Fleets of San Francisco. Mystic, Conn.: Marine Historical Association, 1960. Pp 114. Illustrated. 8vo, printed blue card covers. Marine Historical Association No. 37. An excavation of San Francisco's importance as a whaling port, which incidentally provides background information on the centrepiece of the Mystic Seaport fleet, the Charles W. Morgan. Spine slightly browned, else very good. 25.00

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123 HAWES, William L., Captain New Bedford in China Trade
Reynolds Printing, New Bedford, Mass., 1940, 
HAWES, William L., Captain. New Bedford in China Trade. New Bedford, Mass.:Reynolds Printing, 1940. Pp. [8]. Illustrated, double column. 8vo, stapled blue card covers. A history of New Bedford's involvement in trade to China . The short pamphlet covers: the famous "Ann Alexander;" The Great Gale of 1815; the beginning of N.B. Merchant Fleet; the fate of Ship Horatio; opiumsmuggling; Captain Forbes; Houqua; the Delanos, H.H. Swift and the Brazil Trade; Mr. Preserved Fish; Arctic Explorations; the Mysterious Kid Glove Captain; the Winsors and Flying Cloud; Seabury steamships; and the Hathaways.Some sunning to covers, else vg. 20.00

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124 HEFFERNAN, Thomas Farel Mutiny on the Globe : The Fatal Voyage of Samuel Comstock. 1st pr in dj
Norton, New York, 2002, ISBN:0393041638 
HEFFERNAN, Thomas Farel. Mutiny on the Globe : The Fatal Voyage of Samuel Comstock. First Edition. NY: W. W. Norton, (2002). First Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xix,(1),[1]-280 + [16] pp of plates. 8vo, brown cloth spine with white paper covered boards. "The Globe's story is one of terror, adventure, endurance, and luck. It is also the story of one of the most bizarre and frightening minds that ever went to sea." -from the dust jacket. Very good in dj. 24.00

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125 HEFFERNAN, Thomas Farel. CHASE, Owen). Stove By a Whale : Owen Chase and the Essex. First Edition, Paperback.
Wesleyan University Press; University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 1990, ISBN:0819562440 
HEFFERNAN, Thomas Farel. Stove By a Whale : Owen Chase and the Essex. Hanover and London: Wesleyan University Press; published by University Press of New England, (1990). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xiii,(3),[3]-273,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with blue lettered white title blocks to front cover and spine. "This first documented sinking of a ship by a whale and a harrowing account by the ship's first mate of the survivors' three months adrift in small boats. A thrilling narrative thatinspired Herman Melville's masterpiece 'Moby Dick'." - from rear. Above an d beyond chronicling the loss of the Essex and the ordeals of survival facing the crew, this volume also contains the following appendices: A. Herman Melville's Annotations and Markings in His Copy of Owen Chase's Narrative; B. The Story of the Essex shipwreck Presented in Captain Pollard's Interview with George Bennet; C. Thomas Chapple's Account of the Loss of the Essex;D. March 7, 1821, Letter of Commodore Ridgely to the Secretary of the Navy ; E. The "Paddack Letter" on the Rescue of Captain Pollard and Charles Ramsdell; F. Report of the Essex Shipwreck and Rescue in the Sydney Gazette, June 9, 1821; G. Table of Islands from Bowditch's Navigator; H. Chase Genealogy. With index. Acquisition note to half-title page, else very good. 16.00

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126 HEINE, William C. Historic Ships of the World. Canadian Edition in dustjacket
Douglas, David & Charles, 1977, ISBN:0889140502 
HEINE, William C. Historic Ships of the World. Vancouver : Douglas, David &Charles, (1977). Pp 156. Illustrated. Square 8vo, brown cloth. Laugher p.2 40. Ships: 1. Aurora, Russian cruiser ; 2. Balclutha, U.S. sail merchantman, 1886; 3. H.M.S. Belfast; 4. Buffel, Dutch ironclad ram, 1868; 5. Charles W. Morgan, U.S. whaling ship; 6. Cog of Bremen, 14th c. Hanseatic ship; 7. U.S.S. Constitution; 8. Cutty Sark; 9. Falls of Clyde, U.S. sail merchantman, 1878; 10. S.S. Great Britain; 11. H.M.C.S. Haida; 12. Kyrenia ship, 300 b.c., Mediterranean trader.; 13. Mikasa, Japanese pre-dreadnought; 14. U.S.S. North Carolina; 15. U.S.S. Olympia, cruiser, 1892; 16. St.Roch, R.C.M.P.in the NW Passage; 17. U-505, sub; 18. Vasa, Sweden; 19. H.M.S. Victory; 2 0. Viking ships; 21. Wavertree, U.S. sail merchantman, 1885; 22. U.S.S. Yorktown. With bibliography and index. Personal acquisition note inked to flyleaf, else very good in dustjacket.. 22.00

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127 HENRY, Jan Whaleman's World : A Novel. First Edition. in dustjacket
Thomas Nelson, New York, 1970, 
HENRY, Jan. Whaleman's World : A Novel. New York : Thomas Nelson, (1970). First Edition. Pp 174. 8vo, green cloth. A juvenile novel about a Massachusetts whaling voyage. Describes the experiences above and below deck of a boyserving on a whaler. Very good in dustjacket. 12.00

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Fish and Fisheries : A Selection from The Prize Essays of the InternationalFisheries Exhibition, Edinburgh, 1882., HERBERT, David (ed.).
128 HERBERT, David (ed.). Fish and Fisheries : A Selection from The Prize Essays of the InternationalFisheries Exhibition, Edinburgh, 1882.
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1883, 1883 
HERBERT, David, (ed.). Fish and Fisheries : A Selection from The Prize Essays of the International Fisheries Exhibition, Edinburgh, 1882. With Maps and Illustrations. Edinburgh and London : William Blackwood and Sons, MDCCCLXXXIII [1883]. First Edition. Pp (4),[i]-xlviii,[1]-342 + 15 leaves of plates + 3 coloured folding maps on Oyster cultivation in the Firth of Forth, the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Cromarty. 8vo, in original pebbled black pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Contents :

1. Whale-fishing in The Faroe Isles. (by Syshelmand H. C. Muller, pp. 1-16).

2. Various Methods of Oyster Culture. (by W. Anderson Smith, pp. 17-27).

3. Oyster Cultivation In Scotland. (by W. Anderson Smith, pp. 28-36 ).

4. The Natural History of the Herring ; with Special reference to its Migrations, its Food, and Relationship to the Whitebait and Sprat. No. I. (by George Sim, Aberdeen, pp. 37-50).

5. The Natural History of the Herring ; with Special reference to its Migrations. No. II. (by William Watt, pp. 51-64).

6. Harbour Accommodation for Fishing-boats on the East and North Coasts of Scotland; pointing out the Localities where Harbours are most required, and distinguishing between Natural Coves or Bays which may be converted into good Harbours by Artificial Assistance, and places where the Harbours must be entirely Artificial. (by Archibald Young, pp. 65-92).

7. Curing and Preserving Fish at Home and Abroad. (by W. Anderson Smith, pp. 93-105).

8. Curing and Preserving Fish in Scotland and Its Islands. (by John Ross, pp. 106-129).

9. Salmon Legislation in Scotland at present applicable to the Salmon Fisheries in Scotland, and the best means of improving it. (by J.M. Leith, pp. 130-154).

10. The Best Means of Increasing The Supply of Mussels for Bait; indicating the most suitable Localities for Mussel Beds. (by J. C. Wilcocks, pp. 155-171).

11. The Salmon Disease. (by Andrew Brotherston, pp. 172-179 ).

12. The Mesh of Herring Nets ; should it be fixed by law for Herring Nets 1—if so, of what size ? — or should Fishermen be at liberty to use any kind of Mesh they please? (by C. W. Morris, pp. 180-185).

13. The Artificial Propagation of Sea-fishes Suitable for Food. (by W. Oldham Chambers, pp. 186-191).

14. The Breeding and Rearing of Fresh-water Fish. (by W. Oldham Chambers, pp. 192-195).

15. Foreign Fish Most Suitable for Introduction into British Rivers and Waters. (by W. Oldham , pp. 196-199).

16. The Utilisation of Fish Offal. (by W. Anderson, pp. 200-206).

17. Sur la Pêche de la Truite à Vallorbes (Suisse, Cant . Vaud.) (par M. Albert Matthey, pp. 207-225).

18. The Fish Supply of Great Cities ; with special reference to the best methods of Catching and Packing, and of Distribution, and other means calculated to facilitate the delivery of the fish in good condition for market. (by W. Anderson Smith, pp. 226-235).

19. The Herring Brand. (by W. Simpson Miln, pp. 236-245).

20. The Migrations and Spawning of Sea-fish Suitable for Food. (by J. Epton, pp 246-252).

21. Angling Associations; -with Code of Rules for their Management . No. I. by H. Bradfield, pp. 253-261).

22. Angling Associations; with Code of Rules for their Management. No. II. (by Alexander Low, pp. 262-274).

23. The Best Modes of Preserving Ice. No. I. (by Archibald J. M'lean, pp. 275-277).

24. The Best Modes of Preserving Ice. No. II. (by John Ross, Jun., pp. 278-279).

25. Seine-Trawling and Beam-Trawling in Estuaries And Sea-lochs in Scotland; their Advantages and Disadvantages. (by J. C. Wilcocks, pp. 280-289).

26. The History and Statistics of the Pilchard Fishery in England. (by J. C. Wilcocks, pp. 290-303).

27. The History and Statistics of the Herring Fishing in Norway and Sweden. (by William Watt, pp. 304-315).

28. Trout-fishing on Our Highland Lochs ; the Causes of and the Best Remedies for its Deterioration. (by J. Stirling, pp. 316-331).

29. Model of the Safest and Handiest Sailing Fishing-Boat as to Hull, Sails, Spars, and Rig. (by James Omond, pp. 332-342).

From The William Libbey Library of Physical Geography Presented to Clark University 1927 (with Libbey bookplate and presentation bookplate).

William A. Libbey III (March 27, 1855 – September 6, 1927) was an American professor of physical geography at Princeton University.

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129 HERZOG, Arthur Orca. Pocket Book pbk
Pocket Books, 1977, 
HERZOG, Arthur. Orca. [Cover subtitle: A killer whale's savage revenge!]. N.Y.: Pocket Books, (June, 1977). Pp (12),5-275,(5). 12mo, paperback. A 'novelization' of the 1977 Dino DeLaurentis film. Low-grade prose with many an objectionable scene but with a Newfoundland setting and many passages such as the following : "Right. I thought the Mounties kept the peace in these parts." "They do mostly," Smith answered. "But after Confederation in 1949, when Newfoundland voted to become part of Canada - we used to be British...Did you know we considered union with the U.S.A. ?" "No," Campbell said. "Not a few wish that we had done it. Well, before we became Canadian, lots of places on the island had constables, and South Harbour, among others, kept one. Al is our private policeman. The R.C.M.P. is ... well, far away." "Hey, I just realized I can understand every word you're saying!" "You find the local dialect hard?" "People talk like they're from another world." Smith laughed. "Not really. Lots are immigrants, or their parents were, from west country England - Devon, Cornwall - and that's what you're hearing. But there's truth in what you say. Back when [...] Vg. 10.00

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130 HOARE, Merval Norfolk Island : An Outline of its History, 1774-1968. in dj.
University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland, 1969, 
HOARE, Merval. Norfolk Island : An Outline of its History, 1774-1968 . (St Lucia, Queensland): University of Queensland Press, (1969). First Edition. Pp. (10),[1]-173,(1), + 8 p. of plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, black cloth. "Captain James Cook discovered Norfolk Island during his second voyage round the world in 1774, and indeed felled one of Norfolk's distinctive pine trees to make a mast for his ship, the Resolution." - from dj. Contents: Discovery of the Island and First Penal Settlement; The Second PenalSettlement; Pitcairn Island; Third Settlement: The Pitcairn islanders and Their Descendents; Whaling; The Melanesian Mission and the Establishment ofChurches; Epidemic 1867; Education; Travellers' Tales; Turn of the Century ; Laws and Administration; Financial Arrangements; Hopes for a Harbour; Menof the Community; Pacific Cable Station; The Years to 1920; The Twenties a nd Thirties; World War II; The Post-war Years; Centenary Celebrations; Constitutional Changes; Norfolk Today. A few instances of inked underlining andmarkings to margins, else good in nicked dust jacket. 12.50

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Through Newfoundland with the Camera. 1st ed,  green cloth , HOLLOWAY, R.E. HOLLOWAY, R.E.
131 HOLLOWAY, R.E. HOLLOWAY, R.E. Through Newfoundland with the Camera. 1st ed, green cloth
Dicks and Co, 1905, 
HOLLOWAY, Robert E., B.A., B.Sc. Through Newfoundland with the Camera. St. John's, Newfoundland: Dicks and Co. [and] London: Sach and Co., 1905. FirstEdition. Large oblong 8vo. (12 1/4" x 9 1/4"). Pp. [i] - viii, [1] - 155, + folding Newfoundland map (at p.137). Original green buckram, with gold lettering and 'Terra Nova' device. O'Dea 1329a, Rhodenizer p. 82. Not in Watters. For Holloway (1850 - 1904) see ENL II: 1002 and DCB XIII: 477 - 478. "Suffering all his life from tuberculosis, [Holloway] would travel each summer to a far area of Newfoundland to ease the effects of the disease. He documented these trips with hundreds of exquisite glass-plate negatives, many of which survive today. These images would form the basis of Through Newfoundland with the Camera, [...]. Published posthumously in 1905, it is considered a masterpiece. The book was intended by Holloway to interest tourists in the grandeur of the country and businessmen in its potential for investment. It proved so popular that a second edition, revamped by his family, was brought out in 1910." - from Anthony P. Murphy's DCB article. Text sections : General Description; The Fisheries; The Mineral Industry; Sport, Camping-Out, Coastal and Inland Trips. Table on p.2: "Exports from Newfoundland,1904." 118 photos. (O'Dea is incorrect stating 226). Two-page panoramas of 1. Burin Harbour; 2. Collins Cove & Ship Cove, Burin, one five-photo monta ge, two double-photo pages. Frontispiece is "Iceberg Stranded outside St. John's Harbour for Three Weeks." In the text section, the fisheries are covered in pp 10 - 15. Of the photos, at least 25% could be considered nautical(including fishing & whaling). Includes the S.S. Virginia Lake (38). 19 pa ges of advertisements. Besides the fldg map there are maps of the Exploits River and the Humber River. The second edition appeared in 1910 (London: Sachs) with some changes. Some wear to top and bottom of spine, and to fore-corners, front inside hinge split, lower fore-corners bumped, very slight soiling to covers. A very good copy. 500.00

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132 HOLLOWAY, R.E. HOLLOWAY, R.E. Through Newfoundland with the Camera. First Edition, green cloth
Dicks and Co, 1905, 
HOLLOWAY, Robert E., B.A., B.Sc. Through Newfoundland with the Camera. St. John's, Newfoundland : Dicks and Co. [and] London : Sach and Co., 1905. First Edition. Large oblong 8vo. (12 1/4" x 9 1/4"). Pp. (6),[vii] - viii, [1]- 135,(1) + folding Newfoundland map (at rear. Original green buckram, wit h gold lettering and 'Terra Nova' device. O'Dea 1329a, Rhodenizer p. 82. Not in Watters. This variant does not include the local advertising pages at the rear, perhaps indicating its primacy?. For Holloway (1850 - 1904) see ENL II: 1002 and DCB XIII: 477 - 478. Also Ruby L.Gough's Robert Edwards Holloway : Newfoundland Educator, Scientist, and Photographer, 1874-1904. (2005) "Suffering all his life from tuberculosis, [Holloway] would travel each summer to a far area of Newfoundland to ease the effects of the disease. Hedocumented these trips with hundreds of exquisite glass-plate negatives, m any of which survive today. These images would form the basis of Through Newfoundland with the Camera, [...]. Published posthumously in 1905, it is considered a masterpiece. The book was intended by Holloway to interest tourists in the grandeur of the country and businessmen in its potential for investment. It proved so popular that a second edition, revamped by his family, was brought out in 1910." - from Anthony P. Murphy's DCB article. Text sections : General Description; The Fisheries; The Mineral Industry; Sport, Camping-Out, Coastal and Inland Trips. Table on p.2: "Exports from Newfoundland, 1904." 118 photos. (O'Dea is incorrect stating 226). Two-page panoramas of 1. Burin Harbour; 2. Collins Cove & Ship Cove, Burin, one five-photo montage, two double-photo pages. Frontispiece is "Iceberg Stranded outside St. John's Harbour for Three Weeks." In the text section, the fisheries are covered in pp 10 - 15. Of the photos, at least 25% could be considered nautical (including fishing & whaling). Includes the S.S. Virginia Lake (38). 19 pages of advertisements. Besides the fldg map there are maps of the Exploits River and the Humber River. The second edition appeared in 1910 (London: Sachs) with some changes. Some wear to top and bottom of spine, and to f ore-corners, rear inside hinge sartingt, lower fore-corners bumped, very slight soiling to covers, short closed tear to last photo (no.115), "Tilt Cove Copper Mine, Notre Dame Bay", else a very good copy of a scarce item. 400.00

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133 HOUSTON, James White Dawn. Signed
Harcourt Brace Janovich, Inc., New York, 1971, 
HOUSTON, James. The White Dawn [An Eskimo Saga]. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. (1971). pp [6] vii-viii [4] 3-275 [3]. 8vo, blue cloth From dust jacket: This exciting, beautiful, and haunting novel starts with several brief extracts from a New England whaling ship's log. They establish that, ona spring day in 1897, several men in a small boat are missing and presumed lost in the fog-enshrouded, icy, white-rimmed arctic sea. After that prolo gue, the narration shifts and the story opens. There is tremendous excitement when three strangers, unlike any men the Eskimos have ever seen, are brought back to the camp. The strangers, frozen, starved, and very near death,are nursed back to health through skills long known, passed down from one Eskimo generation to the next. Avinga, the narrator of this tale, relates the delighted curiosity of his people as the three strangers enter the life of the community , and tells how communication without a common language isaccomplished, how the strikingly different personalities of each of the ne wcomers emerges, and how each adapts to a new way of living. Gradually, as the brief arctic spring and summer pass, the strangers are fully accepted, especially by the young girls, who are excited by them and eager to sleep with them. Liasons form and, with the adventure and hazards of the hunt - which provides not only food, but also clothing and implements equally essential to survival - a seemingly happy, vibrant existence evolves. But, durinnthe long, cruel arctic winter, with time weighing heavily - especially for the New Englanders - mischief arrises, followed by misunderstandings and d istrust. Then lust, greed, and pride become driving forces. Even love cannot prevail against them, although it transcends their fury. the aftermath isviolent, shocking, and disturbingly meaningful, and the conclusion intense ly moving. The depth and impact of this novel become cogently evident in the reading. In strong, spare prose the Eskimos' lifestyle is totally and handsomely evoked, its rich detail subtly interwoven with the dramatic storyline. The Eskimo world, isolated and self-contained, had come into a harmonious balance between nature and man. In a hundred subtle ways, life was glorified, respected, celebrated: death was faced with dignity and understanding. Until the arrival of the whalers, this glorious way of life had been untouched by "civilization" from the south. Now it is all but gone. Few white men know the Eskimos and their culture as imtimately as James Houston. None has written of them more effectively. this outstanding narrative, blending adventure and romance with authenticity and profound meaning makes a singular contribution to our literature. Edges of covers discoloured, otherwise vg.; signed by author w/out inscription, dj. 25.00

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134 HOYT, Edwin P. Mutiny on the Globe. pbk.
Lyons Press, Guilford, CT, 2003, ISBN:1592281184 
HOYT, Edwin P. Mutiny on the Globe . Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, (2003).First thus. Pp. (8),ix-x,(2),3-203,(7). 8vo, blue ill. card covers, yellow titles to front and spine. "The first full account of the bloodiest mutiny in American maritime history - and its bizarre aftermath." -from the cover . Vg. 15.00

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135 HUNTER, Robert SPONG, Paul (introduction) WEYLER, Rex (photography) To Save a Whale. First Canadian Edition
Chronicle Books, Douglas & McIntyre, 1978, ISBN:0888941889 
HUNTER, Robert. To Save a Whale. Text : Robert Hunter; photography: Rex Weyler; Introduction: Paul Spong. San Francisco : Douglas & McIntyre, (1978). First American Edition. Pp 119,(1). Double column. Illustrated with numerous b/w photos, many full page. Oblong 8vo, illustrated card covers. Robert Lorne 'Bob' Hunter (b. October 13, 1941, St. Boniface, Manitoba – d. May 2, 2005, Toronto) journalist, author, Environmentalist and Greenpeace co-founder. This is the early history of Greenpeace in words and and photos, as it takes direct action to prevent the slaughter of the whales in the Pacific Ocean. "It all began with a Canadian mission to stop the underground nucleartesting at Amchitka in the Aleutians in the summer of 1971. That voyage se rved to focus world attention on the hazards of nuclear testing and broughttogether the nucleus of a group called Greenpeace which came, in time, to be a remarkably effective pressure group against the slaughter of whales inthe Pacific Ocean. In the summer of 1975 a Greenpeace crew set out on an e ighty-foot halibut seiner to confront the Russian whaling fleet off the coast of California. Their most successful tactic was to piace their Zodiac rubber boats between tne Russian killer boats and the fleeing whales, forcingthe harpooners either to hold their fire or risk hitting one of the Greenp eace crew. Because of their successes that summer, the group could send outa retired minesweeper as well as the seiner for the campaign of 1976. And by the summer of 1977, the Greenpeace message was being heard around the world. This is the story of the voyages of Greenpeace and of the whales they came to know, to love, to respect . . ." - from rear cover. Light wear to covers, remains of bookplate on first page, else very good. 18.00

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136 HUNTINGTON, Gale Songs the Whalemen Sang. Second Edition, Dover Paperback, Signed
Dover, New York, 1970, 
HUNTINGTON, Gale. Songs the Whalemen Sang. Second Edition. New York : DoverPublications, (1970). Pp (4),v-xviii,(2),1-331, (ads) . Illustrated. 8vo, blue & white card covers. "For more than two hundred years whaling was one of the greatest industries of New England. But whaling was more than a career; it represented the highest order of adventure - excitement, danger, hope of financial gain, and heartbreak. The songs these men sang reflected these feelings and experiences. They were, in effect, a record of life on board a whaling ship. This work is one of the largest collections of these ballads and songs traditionally sung by the seamen. It contains over 175 songs,with music provided for most of them. There are songs of storm, shipwreck, love, tragedy and death, gospel, parlor, bawdy songs and more! The famous 'John Riley', the tragic song 'The Ship Carpenter', "Pretty Sally'; 'The Greenland Whale'; and a rich selection dealing with whaling ships, fair maidens and other universal subjects including songs indigenous to both Americanand British whaling fleets. [...]. Unabridged republication, with minor co rrections, of 1st (1964) edition." - from the rear cover. Very good. Signed, without inscription, by Mr Huntington. 40.00

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137 HUNTINGTON, Gale. Songs the Whalemen Sang. Third Edition
Mystic Seaport, Mystic. CT), 2005, ISBN:0939511096 
HUNTINGTON, Gale. Songs the Whalemen Sang. Foreword by Rick Spencer. (Mystic. CT) : Mystic Seaport, (2005). Third Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(11),1-328,(10). Illustrated. Index. Large 8vo, illustrated pale blue card covers. "For morethan two hundred years whaling was one of the greatest industries of New E ngland. But whaling was more than a business; it represented the highest order of adventure-excitement, danger, hope of financial gain, and heartbreak. The songs whalemen sang reflected these feelings and experiences. They were, in effect, a record of life on board a whaling ship. This work is one of the largest collections of ballads and songs traditionally sung by the seamen. It contains over 175 songs, with music provided for most of them. There are songs of storm, shipwrectk, love, tragedy, and death; gospel, parlor, bawdy songs, and more! The author's introduction details the history of whaling and discusses how and why these songs were recorded. In addition, hegives complete histories of the songs; relates the events the ballads cele brate; gives variants; and defines whaling expressions. This is an essential book for ballad students, folklorists, historians, and seamen. Folk singers will especially welcome this rich source of material. And general readers will delight in these adventurous tunes and their tales of love, the sea,and the ship. First published in 1964, Songs the Whalemen Sang is now reis sued by Mystic Seaport." - from the back cover. Very good to fine. 12.50

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138 Int. Journal Maritime History 04:2 RYAN, Shannon International Journal Maritime History 04:2
International Journal of Maritime History, 1992, 
International Journal of Maritime History, Vol.4, No.2, December 1992. St.John's : Maritime Studies Research Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1992. Pp (2),iii-xiii,(1),1-376,(2). 8vo, card covers. Contents : ShannonRyan's "The Industrial Revoluion and the Newfoundland Seal Fishery" (pp.1- 43); J.D Alsop's "The Career of William Towerson, Guinea Trader"; Patricia K. Crimmin's "'A Great Object With Us to Procure This Timber...': The RoyalNavy's Search for Ship Timber in the Eastern Mediterranean and Southern Ru ssia, 1803-1815"; Jerome K. Laurent's "Trade Associations and Competetion in Great Lakes Shipping: The Pre-World War I Years"; Ayodeji Olukoju's "Background to the Establishment of the Nigerian Ports Authority: The Politics of Port Administration in Nigeria, c.1920-1954". Research Notes : Yrjö Kaukkiainen's "Coal and Canvas: Aspects of the Competetion between Steam and Sail, c.1870-1914a"; Rafael Uriarte Ayo's "Anglo-Spanish Trade through the Port of Bilbao during the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century: Some Preliminary Findings"; Poul Holm's "Fishermen's Shares and Maritime Wages in Scandinavia, 1881-1910"; and Michael B. Cohn's "The Maritime Impact on New York'sEarly Development, 1800-1860". Pin-tsun Chang's review essay "Maritime Chi na in Historical Perspective". Wiulliam D. Wray's "Japan's Shipping and Trading Industry: A Short Bibliography". A forum on Gender and Seafaring: Dianne Dugaw's "'Rambling Female Sailors': The Rise and Fall of the Seafaring Heroine"; Margaret S. Creighton's "'Women' and Men in American Whaling, 1830-1870"; and Elliott J. Gorn's "Seafaring Engendered: A Comment on Gender and Seafaring". Also a roundtable discussion on the Kattegat & Skaggerak) & &many reviews. Vg. 15.00

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139 JENKINS, Geoffrey Grue of Ice. First Edition in dustjacket.
Collins, London, 1962, 
JENKINS, Geoffrey. The Grue of Ice. London : Collins, 1962. First Edition. Pp. (8),9-319,(1). With map in text. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering tospine. Geoffrey Ernest Jenkins (b. June 16, 1920, Port Elizabeth South Afr ica – d. November 7, 2001). "A novel of adventure on the grand scale, set against the vastness of sea and ice that stretches between Cape Town and Antarctica and centering on the search for mysterious Thompson Island, sightedonly twice in all history. Bruce Wetherby, a former naval commander in Wor ld War II, is the only man with knowledge of its exact position. While sailing towards it from Tristan da Cunha in a native whaling-boat searching forthe strange natural phenomenon known as "the Albatross' Foot", he himself is the object of an intensive search by a man who, playing for much higher stakes, is determined to spare nothing and nobody to find Thompson Island, which he knows to contain rich deposits of caesium, the rarest of all metals and an essential component of rocket fuels. From his ultra-modern factoryship, Sir Frederick Upton, ruthless whaling tycoon, schemes to get Wetherb y on board and induce him to iead an expedition—ostensibly to find the breeding grounds of the BJue Whale. But as one ominous event follows upon another, and as Wetherby discovers the true significance of Upton's plans, he becomes involved in a life-and-death struggle as much against a desperate employer and his crew as against the elements' which threaten to overwhelm them all, until a fitting climax on Thompson Island decides the fate of many men and one woman." (from the dj). Name, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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140 JENKS, C. Wilfred. Library of World Affairs series, 41. Common Law of Mankind. First Edition in dustjacket.
Stevens & Sons Limited, London, 1958, 
JENKS, C. Wilfred. The Common Law of Mankind. London: Stevens & Sons Limited, 1958. First Edition. Pp. (8),vii-xxvi,1-456,(8) of ads. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettered green title block to spine. The Library of World Affairs, number 41. Editors: George W. Keeton and Georg Schwarzenberger. "TheSecond World War and its aftermath have precipitated revolutionary changes in the political, economic and scientific background of contemporary inter national law. The present volume attempts to explore the impact of these changes on the law. It does so on the basis of the general conception that contemporary international law can no longer be reasonably presented within the framework of the classical exposition of international law as the law governing the relations between States, but must be regarded as the common law of mankind in an early stage of its development." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. The Scope of International Law; 2. The Universality of International Law; 3. The Impact of International Organisations on International Law; 4. World Organisations and European Integration; 5. International Law and Colonial Policy; 6. Employment Policy in International Law; 7. Atoms forPeace in International Law; 8. An International Régime for Antarctica? (pp . 366-381): Prevention of Activities Prejudicial to the Peace and Politicaland Military Security of the Southern Hemisphere -- Law and Order -- Aviat ion Facilities -- Meteorological Services -- Telecommunication Services -- Whaling and Utilisation of Other Resources of the Antarctic Ocean -- Mineral Resources -- Continental Shelf Problems in Antarctica -- General Responsibility for the Co-ordination of Future Scientific Research in Antarctica --Geographical Scope of Régime -- Conclusions; 9. International Law and Acti vities in Space; 10. Craftsmanship in International Law. Light spotting to all edges, else a very good copy in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 170.00

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