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141 JENNINGS, Herman A. Provincetown, or, Odds and Ends from the Tip End
Fred Hallett, 1890, 
JENNINGS, Herman A. Provincetown, or, Odds and Ends from the Tip End : A brief Historical Description of Provincetown, past and present; Old Records; Landing of the Pilgrims; Loss of the English Frigate Somerset; the Fire Department; J.C. Freeman Post 55 G.A.R.; Whales and Whaling; Codfishing; Public Buildings; A few Biographical Sketches, with Portraits; Incidents, Anecdotes, Stories of the Place, Etc., Etc., Etc. Illustrated with ThirtyThree Engravings. (Yarmouthport, MA : Printed by Fred Hallett, 1890). Pp 212. Sm 8vo, blue cloth. Contents : Visit of the Norsemen; Landing of the Pilgrims; History; Old Records; Schools; Fire Department; Rebellion of 1861-65; Wreck of the Somerset; Long Point; Whales and Whaling; Codfishing; Public Buildings; Biographical Sketches; Industries; Benefit and Church Societies; Stories and Anecdotes; Noteworthy Catches of Fish; Table of Dates of Noted Events; Business Directory; Commercial Travellers. Covers stained, else vg. 90.00

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142 JOHNS, W. E., Capt. Boy's Own Paper, , 64:8, May 1942) PAYNE, A. R. BRADLEY, Edwin Mystery of the Golden Shirts
Boy's Own Paper, Redhill, Surrey, 1942, 
JOHNS, W. E., Capt. "Mystery of the Golden Shirts" . The first story in a new Biggles series, relating to the main character's exploits in the South Seas. A story in Boy's Own Paper, volume 64, number 8, May 1942, pp. 3-6. Redhill, Surrey: Boy's Own Paper, 1942. Pp. 32. Illustrated. Triple column. 8vo, illustrated stapled paper wraps. Cover illustration is of an unsuspecting Biggles holding a revolver, while a man leaps out of the bushes behind him brandishing a cutlass. Of nautical interest: A. R. Payne's "Last of the Giant Liners?", relating to the concern that post-war, the ocean liner willbe a thing of the past in regards to trans-oceanic transportation (p. 7), Edwin Bradley's "No Surrender! Whaler versus Submarine", the story of the whaling ship Anitra's confrontation with a German u-boat (pp. 16-18), ErrollCollins's "The Secret of Rosmerstrand serial", relating to the exploits of Sub-Lieut. Jerry Karslake of the Fleet Air Arm (pp. 9-13), and Hellier's " America's Flags Afloat" (p. 19). Also includes: H. J. Way's "Handshake! Thestory of a feud", E. R. Yarham's "British Pluck Built It: Last lap of a gr eat railway", "Skyways", "Open-Air 'Snaps' in May", "'Riders of the Timberline' and other films", Stanley Phillips's "Stamps Tell the Store", and newsfrom the "B.O.P." Club Notice Board. Very faint vertical crease to rear co ver, else vg. For the issue. 45.00

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143 JOHNSON, Les ENRIGHT, Terry, foreword] Albany : Port With A Past And Future : A History of the Port of Albany, King George Sound, Western Australia
Albany Port Authority, Albany, W.A., 1997, ISBN:0959634711 
JOHNSON, Les. Albany : Port With A Past And Future : A History of the Port of Albany, King George Sound, Western Australia. [Foreword by Terry Enright]. (Albany, W.A.: published by the Albany Port Authority, 1997). Pp. (8),9-328. Illustrated. 8vo, decorated orange and blue card covers with blue titles to front and spine. "A decision by the Albany Port Authority to publish this history in 1996 was doubly appropriate in marking the 70th anniversaryof legislation to establish an Albany harbour board and the 170 years sinc e the port became the site of the first European settlement in Western Australia." - from the foreword. Contents: 1. A Spacious Sound; 2. Settlement; 3. Building; 4. The Way Station; 5. Mail Port; 6. Quarantine; 7. Coaling; 8. Innovations & Busy Times; 9. New Century ... New Nation; 10. A Harbour Grows; 11. Warships & Troopers; 12. Second World War; 13. Meat Fruit & MalletBark; 14. Coasters Grain & Loadlines; 15. The Board; 16. The Battle for Wo ol; 17. Changes; 18. Goodbye Whaling & Trawling; 19. Financial Turn Around;20. Tell the Harbour Master; 21. Now & Tomorrow. With list of ships in ind ex. Very good. 30.00

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144 JOHNSTON, James C., Jr. Yankee Fleet : Maritime New England in the Age of Sail.
History Press, Charleston, S.C., 2007, ISBN:9781596293250 
JOHNSTON, James C., Jr. The Yankee Fleet : Maritime New England in the Age of Sail. Charleston, S.C.: History Press, (2007). First Edition. Pp [1]-159,(1). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Contents : 1. The Lady Without Mercy. 2. The Voyage of the Mayflower and Her Sisters. 3. ARover's Life. 4. Depraved Pirates, Buccaneers and Henpecked Rovers. 5. Mer chants and Bloody Americans Before the Revolution. 6. The Sailing Navy at War. 7. Eight Hundred Brave Americans A-whaling for to Go. 8. The American Century of Sail. Very good. 15.00

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145 JONES, A. G. E. Scottish Geographical Magazine 85:03 Dec. 1969) Captain Robert Martin: A Peterhead Whaling Master in the 19th Century
George Outram & Co., Ltd., 1969, 
JONES, A. G. E. Captain Robert Martin: A Peterhead Whaling Master in the 19th Century. A reprint from the Scottish Geographical Magazine, Vol. 85, No.3, December 1969, pp. [198]-202. (Perth, Scotland: printed by George Outra m & Co., Ltd.), 1969. 8vo, blue printed card covers. Captain Martin skippered a number of profitable whaling ships operating off the coast of Greenland during his years at sea, not retiring until he was seventy years of age. He was captain of the barque, the Enterprise, when in 1845 he came in contact with John Franklin in Baffin Island at the beginning of his ill-fated voyage in search for the Northwest Passage. Although he did not know it at the time, Robert Martin was the last man, with the exception of the Eskimos, to see the Franklin expedition. Faint crease to front cover, else vg. 12.00

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146 KANEKO, Hisakazu Manjiro, the Man who Discovered America. in dj.
Houghton Mifflin, 1956, 
KANEKO, Hisakazu. Manjiro, the Man who Discovered America. Boston: HoughtonMifflin, 1956. Pp 149. 8vo, blue cloth. A biographical account of a mid-ni neteenth century Japanese fisherman who, shipwrecked, was rescued by an American whaleship, returned to the U.S. and received a Western education, andwho ultimately returned to Japan to prepare the way for Commodore Perry's expedition. Vg in rubbed, nicked dj. 37.00

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147 KINGSTON, W.H.G Peter Trawl: The Adventures of a Whaler
Oxford University Press, 1924, 
KINGSTON, W.H.G. Peter Trawl: The Adventures of a Whaler. L: Oxford University Press, (1924). Pp 350. Frontis., 3 leaves of plates. 8vo, green cloth, ill. panel on front. Another of Kingston's edifying tales for younger readers, this one following a boy's coming of age through the rigours of a long whaling voyage. Plate opp. p.74 missing, cloth rubbed and worn at extremities, light foxing throughout, owner's signature and stamp, else g. 35.00

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148 KITTREDGE, Frances ROCK, Howard "Weyahok" Neeluk : An Eskimo Boy in the Days of the Whaling Ships
Alaska Northwest Books, Portland, OR, 2001, ISBN:0882405462 
KITTREDGE, Frances. Neeluk : An Eskimo Boy in the Days of the Whaling Ships. Illustrations by Howard "Weyahok" Rock. (Portland, Or.): Alaska NorthwestBooks, (2001). Pp 88. 8vo, ill. card covers. "Author Frances Kittredge liv ed in Wales, Alaska, from 1900 to 1902, when she gathered materials for this incredible collection of stories- a cross-section of everyday life among these Native Alaskans before Western influences permanently changed the ways of the people." -from the cover. Vg. 9.00

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149 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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150 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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151 LAURENCE, Margaret). XIQUES, Donez. Margaret Laurence : The Making of a Writer. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2005, ISBN:1550025791 2005 1550025791 / 9781550025798 
(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 author resides regularly in Nova Scotia.

"'Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer' 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.

Donez Xiques 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 will benefit from the extensive research in this full and vibrant portrait of one of the most revered writers of twentieth-century Canadian literature." -from the dustjacket.
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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152 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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153 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)
154 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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155 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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156 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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157 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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158 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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159 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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160 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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