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141 KRABBE, Th. Island. half-leather.
Carl Bryrups Bogtrykkeri, 1946, 
KRABBE, Th. Island : og dets Tekniske Udvikling Gennem Tiderne. (København: Carl Bryrups Bogtrykkeri, 1946). Pp 362. Illustrated, 6 folding maps. Large 8vo, half brown leather, marbles boards, raised bands, gilt to spine. A solid, handsome, and well-illustrated survey of Iceland's technical development. With extensive treatment of breakwaters and port facilities, lighthouses and other aids to navigation, whaling stations and processing plants, dams and bridges, among other topics. In Icelandic. Ever-so-slight edgewear, else vg. 200.00

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142 LAUBENSTEIN, William J. Emerald Whaler. 1st US in dj
Bobbs-Merril, 1960, 
LAUBENSTEIN, William J. The Emerald Whaler. Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill Co., (1960). First Printing. Pp 239. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth. "For ten years six Irish political rebels had languished under a life sentence in the English prison of Freemantle, Australia... Then one night, across the world in free America's whaling capital of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Captain George Anthony was summoned to a secret meeting, where he was told that a committee headed by the famous Irish-American poet John Boyle O'Reilly had selected him to rescue their comrades. The committee had raised money enough to buy him a ship, hire a crew, equip him for a two years' voyage the like of which no other whaling captain had ever undertaken." - from the dj. Vg in edgeworn dj. 30.00

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143 LAURENCE, Margaret). XIQUES, Donez. Margaret Laurence : The Making of a Writer. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2005, ISBN:1550025791 
(LAURENCE, Margaret) Donez XIQUES. Margaret Laurence : The Making of a Writer. Toronto : Dundurn Press, (2005). First Pritning. Pp. (8),[9]-408, + 8 pages of b&w plates. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine. Dona Xiques (b. April 30, 1936, Staten Island, New York). The authorresides regularly in Nova Scotia. "'Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Wri ter' is an engaging narrative that contains new and important findings about Laurence's life and career. THis biography reveals the challenges, successes, and failures of the long apprenticeship that preceded the publication of 'The Stone Angel', Laurence's first commercially successful novel. DonezXiques demonstrates the importance of Margaret Laurence's early work as a journalist in her development as a writer and covers her return to Canada from Africa in the late 1950s. She details the significance of Laurence's 'Vancouver years' as well as the challenges of her year in London prior to settling at Elm Cottage in Buckinghamshire, when Laurence stood on the verge of success. The Margaret Laurence known to most people is a public figure of the 1960s and 1970s: matriarchal, matronly, and accomplished. The story of her early years in the harsh setting of the Canadian Prairies during the 1930s -- years of drought and the Great Depression -- and of her African years has never before been chronicled with the thoroughness and vividness that Xiques provides for the reader. Appended to this powerful new biography is a short story by Margaret Laurence that has never before been published and two other stories that have not been widely available. They indicate the range of her concerns and show a marked departure from her fiction in 'The Tomorrow-Tamer and Other Stories' and 'A Bird in the House'. Readers willbenefit from the extensive research in this full and vibrant portrait of o ne of the most revered writers of twentieth-century Canadian literature." -from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Landscape of the Heart; 2. A Bird in the House; 3. The Magic of Writing; 4. Hitler in Manitoba: The High School Years; 5. The College Years; 6. Journalism; 7. New Territory; 8. Heart of a Stranger; 9. Stolen Time; 10. Uncertain Alchemy. Appendix: Three Stories by Margaret Laurence: A. "Mrs. Cathcart, In and Out of Purdah"; B. "A Fable -- For the Whaling Fleets"; C. "A Queen in Thebes". WIth notes, selected bibliography, and index. Very good in crisp dustjacket. Signed, without inscription, by Xiques. 35.00

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144 LAVERY, Brian Ship : 5,000 Years of Maritime Adventure.
DK & National Maritime Museum, London, 2005, ISBN:1405311541 
LAVERY, Brian. Ship : 5,000 Years of Maritime Adventure. (London) : DK & National Maritime Museum, (2005). Reprinted with Corrections. Pp [1]-400. Illustrated. Index. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated blue glossy paper covered boards. Contents : 1. The Birth of Ships: The first Boats - The Ship in Ancient Times. 2. Sailors of the Seas: he Ship in Northern Europe - The Ship in the Mediterranean - The Ship in the East. 3. European Expansion: Early Explores - Colonization - Gunpowder and Sail. 4. The Age of Sail: Wars for Empire - Trade under Sail - Exploration. 5. The Age of Steam: Steam Power - Maritime Trade - New Imperialism - The Great Shipping Lines - Naval Warfare.6. The Last Days of Sail: Sail in the Age of Steam - Fishing and Whaling - To Sea for Pleasure. 7. The World Wars: The Road to War - The First World War - Between the Wars - The Second World War. 8. The Global Age: The New Warship - Ships in the Consumer Age - Leisure, Pleasure, and Sport - Ships and Ocean Resources. Penned initials, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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145 LEAVITT, John F. Charles W. Morgan. First Edition in dustjacket.
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conn., 1973, ISBN:0913372099 
LEAVITT, John F. The Charles W. Morgan. Mystic, Connecticut : Mystic Seaport, the Marine Historical Assocaiation, Incorporated, (1973). First Printing. Pp [i]-xvi,[1]-131,(5). Illustrated. Index. Large 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “The Charles W. Morgan is the only wooden whaleship surviving from the “golden era of American whaling.” Formally designated a National Historic Landmark on July 21, 1967, she is the star attraction of Mystic Seaport's ships and boats. And, quoting John Leavitt, "she is one of the few tangible reminders of a vanished era when men risk their lives and fortunes at sea to build a fortune for themselves and their children. The Morgan's whaling adventures took her all over the seven seas. On her maiden voyage, which began September 6, 1841, she rounded Cape Horn and cruised the Pacific. Three years and four months later, with 2,400 barrels of oil and 10,000 pounds of baleen, she returned to New Bedford. Whaling was then at its peak, with whale products used for candles, oil lamps, cosmetics, parasols, and corset stays. Later, whale oil filled the need for a fine lubricant.” (from the dj). Contents : 1. “Build Me Straight, O Worthy Master." 2. A Typical Ship and Service. 3. The Most Profitable Voyage. 4. The Morgan Rerigged. 5. The Longest Voyage. 6. Through the Golden Gate. 7. The Troubled Voyage Home. 8. The Second Broken Voyage . 9. The Wings Sell Out. 10. The End of Whaling. Appendix : Crew Lists; Logbooks; Summary of Voyages; Glossary of Terms. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas , LESLIE, Professor, Professor JAMESON, Hugh MURRAY JAMESON, Professor MURRAY, Hugh Harper's Stereotype Edition)
146 LESLIE, Professor, Professor JAMESON, Hugh MURRAY JAMESON, Professor MURRAY, Hugh Harper's Stereotype Edition) Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas
Harper and Brothers, New York, 1840, 
LESLIE, Professor, Professor JAMESON, Hugh MURRAY. Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas . With illustrations of their Climate, Geology, and Natural History; and an account of the Whale-Fishery; by Professor Leslie, Professor Jameson and Hugh Murray. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1840. Pp.[2],(i)-vi,[3],10-373,[1], folding map frontis., + 5 p. of plates. Small 8 vo, rebound in modern calf with new endpapers, gilt lettering and border tospine. Contents: 1. The Climate of the Polar Regions, 2. Animal and Vegeta ble Life in the Polar Regions, 3. Ancient Voyages to the North, 4. Voyages in Search of a North-east Passage, 5. Early Voyages towards the Pole, 6. Early Voyages in Search of a North-west Passage, 7. Recent Voyages for the Discovery of a North-west Passage, 8. recent Voyages towards the North Pole, 9. The Northern Whale-Fishery, 10. Arctic Geology. This volume is based largely upon personal accounts of English arctic explorers in the early part of the nineteenth century. Slightly splayed, occasional light foxing, small brown stain to top edge near gutter, else a vg in a very smart re-binding. 275.00

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147 LIEN, Jon, FAWCETT, Leesa STANIFORTH, Sue SMALL, Mark Wet and Fat : Whales and Seals of Newfoundland and Labrador. First Edition
Breakwater, St. John's, 1985, ISBN:0919519768 
LIEN, Jon, Leesa FAWCETT and Sue STANIFORTH. Wet and Fat : Whales and Sealsof Newfoundland and Labrador. (St. John's) : Breakwater, (1985). First Edi tion. Pp (6),7-136,(2). Some parts double or triple column. Illustrated, maps. Oblong 8vo, illustrated green cardcovers. Contents: Introducing Whales - Whale-watching — What to Do & Where to Go; Whale Strandings; Whaling in Newfoundland; Whale and Seabird Associations; Whales of Newfoundland & Labrador; Key — Large Whales; Key — Medium-sized Whales; Key — Small Whales; Nota Whale! — Basking Shark, introducing Seals - Seal Sightings Locations; Th e Seal Hunt - We Sealers of Newfoundland — Interview with Mr. Mark Small; Key to Seals; Glossary; Bibliography; Whale Books for Children; Suggested Teachers' Aids; Films; Acknowledgments; Local Contact Groups. Very good. 20.00

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148 LILLIE, Harry R. Path Through Penguin City
Ernest Benn, London, 1955, 
LILLIE, Harry R. The Path Through Penguin City. L.: Ernest Benn, (1955). Pp. 302. 24 paged of plates. 8vo, blue cloth with metallic lettering and tooling to spine. Contents: 1. Through All the Seas, 2. Two Canals to China, 3.The Piglets go South, 4. Penguin City, 5. Elephant Beach, 6. In the Wake o f Shackleton, 7. What Dreadful Thing is This?, 8. Abattoir in a Gale, 9. Thou shalt Pay a Price, 10. Sedna Triumphant, 11. So This is Whaling, 12. Back to South Georgia, 13. The Council Rock, 14. The Penguins go North, 15. The Road through the Isles, 16. What must be Done?, 17. To the Land of the Bald Eagle, 18. The Waters of the White Seal, 19. Dawn, 20. The Path Goes On.Top edge spotted, ow vg. 30.00

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149 LINDO, P.Richard. N.B. Museum History Bull. 14:3. Whale Fishing Industry of Saint John
New Brunswick Museum, 1967, 
LINDO, P.Richard. The Whale Fishing Industry of Saint John. New Brunswick Museum History Bulletin, Vol.14, No.3, Fall Edition, 1967. Saint John : The New Brunswick Museum, 1967. Pp (4),5-12. Illustrated. 8vo, photo-illustrated stapled self-wraps. Includes information the companies Mechanic's Whale Fishing Company, James Millidge, John Robertson, W. and T. Leavitt, J. Kirk,G.D. Robinson, and N.S. DeMill; and the ships James Stewart, Margaret, Mar garet Rait, Athol, Royal William, Peruvian, Pacific, Java, Mechanic, and onthe loss of the Thomas Millidge. Very good. Due to its small size, shippin g charges will be cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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150 LORD, Susan M., (comp.) Blandford, Our Home by the Sea : Memories and History of the Community of Blandford, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
Blandford and Area Historical Society, Blandford , 2010, ISBN:9780986762307 
LORD, Susan M., (comp.). Blandford, Our Home by the Sea : Memories and History of the Community of Blandford, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. (Blandford) : Blandford and Area Historical Society, 2010. First Edition. Pp (4),1-184. Illustrated with over 50 b&w photos. 8vo, photo-illustrated blue cardcovers. Edited by D'Arcy and Maureen Enright. Chapters : 1. The Early Historyof Blandford; 2. Historical Buildings; 3. Churches, Rectories and Cemeteri es; 4. Blandford Schools: 1866 to 2000; 5. The Fishery in Blandford: 1809 -2009; 6. The Blandford Whale Plant [- Karl Karlsen and Company Limited; 7. The History of Organized Firefighting in Blandford from the 1960s to the P resent; 8. Organizations; 9. Disastrous Events [including a brief section on Swissair Flight 111]; 10. Local Expressions. With sources. Name on first page, else very good. 22.50

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151 LOVING, Albert L. When I Put Out to Sea : Autobiography of Albert L. Loving. First Edition in dustjacket
Herald Publishing, Independence, MO, 1975, ISBN:0830901248 
LOVING, Albert L. When I Put Out to Sea : Autobiography of Albert L. Loving. Independence, MO: Herald Publishing House, (1975). First Edition. Pp 216.8vo, blue cloth. Includes his whaling experiences and windjammer voyages. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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152 LUBBOCK, Basil Arctic Whalers. 2nd printing, in dj
Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow , 1955, 
LUBBOCK, Basil. The Arctic Whalers. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., (1955). Second Printing. Pp 483, including frontis., + [49] pp. of plates +[1] folding plan. Illustrated with maps to endpapers, tables to text. Larg e 8vo, blue cloth. O'Dea 2258. "Last Days of the Greenland Whale": pp 410-453. This chapter has a great deal of content regarding the Newfoundland whale and seal hunt. With a glossary of whaling terms, a bibliography and an index of ships and captains. Binding a little slack, ow a very good copy. 75.00

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153 LUTZ, Maija M. National Museum of Man, Mercury Series : Paper 41 JENNESS, Diamond) Effects of Acculturation on Eskimo Music of Cumberland Penninsula : National Museum of Man, Mercury Series: Canadian Ethnology Service Paper No. 41. ADiamond Jenness Memorial Volume.
National Museums of Canada, 1978, 
LUTZ, Maija M. Effects of Acculturation on Eskimo Music of Cumberland Penninsula. National Museum of Man, Mercury Series: Canadian Ethnology Service Paper No. 41. A Diamond Jenness Memorial Volume. Ottawa: National Museums ofCanada, 1978. Pp. (1),i-xiii,1-167,(3). 5 maps, 2 tables. Small 33 1/3 rpm vinyl record in rear pocket. 4to, white ill. card covers, black titles to front and spine. Chapters: 1. The Nature of Eskimo Music and Its Investigation; 2. Pangnirtung: A Community in Transition (pp.31-37); 3. Traditional Eskimo Music in the Cumberland Sound Area: Past and Present (including section "Franz Boas in Cumberland Sound"); 4. Whalers and Exploreres : The Introduction of Their Music and Dance into the Cumberland Sound Area (pp.59-93, comprising sections "European and American Whalers in Cumberland Sound", "Extent of Contact between Whalers and Eskimos", "Whaling and Music", "Music of the Arctic Whalers", "Importance of Music to Explorers", "'Eskimo' Dancing: Music and Dance Learned from Whalers and Explorers"); 5. Music and Religion: Shaman Activities versus Those of Christianity. With summary and conclusions, notes and references. Owner's name ink-stamped to front, else verygood. 35.00

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154 MacGREGOR, David R. Square Rigged Sailing Ships. 1st UK in dj
Argus Books, Watford, 1977, 
MacGREGOR, David R. Square Rigged Sailing Ships. (Watford) : Argus Books, (1977). First Printing. Pp (6),[7]-144. Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "This comprehensive but compact history of thesquare rigger sets out to explain to the layman the characteristics and de velopment of the various types of vessel in this large category. Barques, barquentines, ships, brigs, brigantines, and others including modern schoolships are covered in individual chapters and there are further chapters on how a square rigger was rigged and handled." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Hull, Masts, and Rigging; 2. Full-Rigged Ships; 3. Three-Masted Barques; 4. Four-Masted Barques; 5. Brigs and Brigantines; 6. Barquentines; 7. Clippers; 8. The Five-Masters; 9. Whaling, Fishing and Exploration Ships; 10. Yachts;11. Training Ships and School Ships; 12. Historical Replicas; 13. Single-M asted Craft. With appendices. Name to ffep, else very good in unclipped dust jacket. 30.00

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155 MARTIN, Kenneth R Whalemen and Whaleships of Maine
Harpswell Press, Brunswick, ME, 1975, ISBN:0884480305 
MARTIN, Kenneth R. Whalemen and Whaleships of Maine. A publication of the Marine Research Society of Bath, Maine. Brunswick, ME: Harpswell Press, (1975). Pp 71. Illustrated. Small sq. 8vo, ill. card covers. A brief history ofMaine's involvement in the American whale fishery, illustrated with contem porary photographs, ships' portraits, and artifacts. With notes and a substantial bibliography. Very good. 10.00

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156 MARTIN, Kenneth R. Delaware Goes Whaling 1833-1845
Hagley Museum, Greenville, Delaware , 1974, 
MARTIN, Kenneth R. Delaware Goes Whaling 1833-1845. Greenville, Delaware : Hagley Museum, (1974). Pp 63. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers. The story of the Wilmington Whaling Company and of associated whaling activity centered in the mid-Atlantic state. Very good. 15.00

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157 MARTIN, Kenneth R. Whalemen's Paintings and Drawings : Selections from the Kendall Whaling Museum Collection. in dj
Kendall Whaling Museum, Sharon, MA, 1983, ISBN:087413191X 
MARTIN, Kenneth R. Whalemen's Paintings and Drawings : Selections from the Kendall Whaling Museum Collection. Sharon, MA : Kendall Whaling Museum, (1983). Pp 172. Illustrated. 4to, green cloth. Contents : Whaling Encounters; Shipboard Life; Landfalls; Sea Creatures; Ships and Boats; Designs, Doodles, and Daydreams. With bibliography and index. Very good in rubbed dustjacket. 40.00

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158 MARTIN, Willis P. Two Outports : A History of Dildo-New Harbour. Paperback, Signed.
Flanker Press, St. John's, 2006, ISBN:1894463900 
MARTIN, Willis P. Two Outports : A History of Dildo - New Harbour. St. John's, NL: Flanker Press Ltd., 2006. First Printing. Pp. (8),1-[270],(8). Illustrated with dozens of black and white photographs. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with blue and white lettering to front, white lettering to spine. "The Dildo-New Harbour area of Trinity Bay has a rich history, beginning with the Maritime Archaic Indians, who inhabited Dildo Island about 4,000 years ago. Early in the seventeenth century, visitors from John Guy's colonyat Cupids examined Beothuk Indian encampments at Dildo Pond and on Dildo I sland. In the nineteenth century, Dildo Island was the site of a major cod hatchery and in six years released one billion cod fry into Newfoundland waters. The Lester House of Trinity had fishermen stationed on Dildo Island and at New Harbour for the fishing seasons by the early 1760s. By the early 1800s the Lesters had established a major shipbuilding enterprise at New Harbour, an industry that continued until 1935. A major economic boost to thearea came with the start of whaling out of South Dildo in the late 1940s. The combination of whaling, fish processing, and preparation of mink food at the South Dildo complex provided employment for hundreds during the '50s and'60s. It is difficult to separate the histories of both communities, since from the beginning Dildo and New Harbour have been intimately interconnected by social interaction and common economic pursuits. This book celebrates the unique outport heritage of Newfoundland through the shared experiences of the livyers of these two proud communities." - from the rear cover. Contents: Native History; Newfoundland Settlement; Local Settlement; Early Living; Early Families; Industry; Infrastructure; Religion and Education; Institutions; The Wars; Place Names Dildo and New Harbour; Noteworthy People and Historical Items; Conclusion. Appendices: I. Census: New Harbour and Dildo; II. Voters Lists: New Harbour and Dildo; III. Shipbuilding: New Harbour and Dildo (pp. 234-237); IV. Teachers of Dildo and New Harbour; V. A Collection of Photographs. With index. Very good. Signed without inscription bythe author on the first page. 25.00

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American Merchant Marine: Its History and Romance From 1620 to 1902.. 1st UK, MARVIN, Winthrop L.
159 MARVIN, Winthrop L. American Merchant Marine: Its History and Romance From 1620 to 1902.. 1st UK
Sampson Low, Marston & Co, London, 1902, 1902 
MARVIN, Winthrop L. The American Merchant Marine : Its History and Romance From 1620 to 1902. London : Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1902. First British Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xvi,(2),1-444,(2). 8vo, blue cloth, t.e.g.

18 chapters :
1. The Colony Ships;
2. Old Rigs and Models;
3. After the Revolution;
4. The First Swift Growth. 1789-1800;
5. A Celebrated Voyage [the Columbia in 1787];
6. The Merchant Navigators;
7. Impressment and Embargo. 1801-15;
8. The Yankee Whalemen;
9. Reciprocity on the Sea. 1816-30;
10. A New-World Venice [Salem];
11. The Incoming of Steam: 1831-45;
12. Mail Ships and Clippers, 1846-60;
13. The Deep-Sea Fisheries;
14. War and its Ruin, 1861-75;
15. Our Coastwise Carriers;
16. Nearing Low-water Mark. 1876-90;
17. The Great Lake Fleet;
18. A Decade of Gain and Loss: 1891-1901.
With index.

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160 MATHEWS, Eleanor MURPHY, Robert Cushman) Ambassador to the Penguins. in dj.
David R. Godine, Publisher, Boston, 2003, ISBN:1567922465 
MATHEWS, Eleanor. Ambassador to the Penguins : A Naturalist's Year Aboard aYankee Whaleship. Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, (2003). Pp. (i)-xiv, (1)-353,[1]. Illustrated. 8vom blue cloth spine with cream paper covered boards, gilt illustration of a brig to front cover, gilt lettering to spine. An account of American museum curator and naturalist Robert Cushman Murphy's year-long voyage aboard the whaling brig Daisy, which sailed to the Antarctic coast in 1912. Vg in dj. 20.00

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