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301 Van der POST, Laurens Hunter and the Whale. 1st Cdn in dj.
Clarke, Irwin, 1967, 
Van der POST, Laurens. The Hunter and the Whale : A Story. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Co. Ltd., 1967. First Canadian edition. Pp 318. 8vo, red cloth. Gift inscription, else vg in dj. A very nice copy. 30.00

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Water World, Van DERVOORT, J.W.
302 Van DERVOORT, J.W. Water World
Union Publishing House, New York, 1885, 1885 
Van DERVOORT, J.W. The Water World : A Popular Treatise. on the Broad, Broad Ocean. Its Laws; Its Phenomena; Its Products and Its Inhabitants; Graphically Decribing Its Currents, Tides, Waves; Its Whirlpools, Water-spouts, Typhoons and Trade WInds; Its Coral Reefs, Pearls, Shells, Sponges, Fisheries; Its Animal Life, Minute and Mammoth, from the Butterflies of Submarine Forests and Meadows, to Sharks, Whales and Sea Dragons, .with Chapters on Steamships, Light-houses, Life Saving Service, &c, &c, &c. Profusely Illustrated. New York : Union Publishing House, 1885. Pp (7),[6]-512,(2) + folding map ("The Polar Basin : Map Showing the Route to lady Franklin Bay, the Site of the Greely Arctic Colony, and the Tracks of Former Exploring Expeditions Toward the Pole", opposite p.60), with frontispece and may other illustrations in the text. 8vo, gilt decorated brown cloth, with gilt lettering to front and spine, and gilt light emenating from the front cover's lighthouse.

J. Wesley Van Dervoort wrote the introduction from Mount Vernon.

Arranged in 28 chapters including :

1. The Ocean : Its Laws and Elements. Vastness and sublimity of creation — The sea a laboratory — The many wonderful objects it contains—The ocean essential to the existence of man and vegetation — If the existing waters were increased only one-fourth - There is perhaps nothing more beautiful — What is water?—The saltness of the ocean—Why was the sea made salt Currents — The Gulf Stream — Its influence on climate — Utilizing currents to carry messages—Brig towed by the undercurrent—Recent invention—Gulf Stream the great “weather breeder” of the North Atlantic — Its influence on commerce — Tides — Wind waves — The crossing of waves — Variety of color — Milky sea — Luminosity of the sea — Divisions of the ocean — Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic - Extreme breadth of Atlantic — Its relation to civilized countries—Mediterranean Sea — The central ocean of the ancients — Pacific discovered by Balboa — Indian Ocean.

2. The Frozen Ocean (pp.43-71) Instances of extreme cold in the Arctic regions — Human endurance of cold — McClure and Parry – Dr. Kane — Esquimaux - Arctic voyagers — Ice dwellings–Attempts to discover a shorter passage to India across the Northern seas — Sir John Franklin — His sad end — Relics of the expedition discovered — Discovery of the Northwest passage — Release from a perilous position — The Arctic and Antarctic circles — The reason of the cold in the polar regions — Dangers from floating ice — Fearful incident in the frozen seas - -Frozen to death — Expedition of Capt. Francis Hall – His search for Franklin — His appeal to Congress—The “Polaris” sailed — Award of Paris Geographical Society — The Jeannette expedition — The deplorable news — Return of the survivors — Problems to be solved.

3. Icebergs. Icebergs among the wonders of the ocean world—Grand and imposing—Imitating every style of architecture — Differ in color — Strange and sudden formations — Many of great height — Origin — Greenland — Glaciers—Their immense length—Birthplaces of icebergs — Moved by powerful currents— Dangers from icebergs on their floating voyages — Terror excited by them among the early navigators — Awful sublimity of the floating ice mountains — Hair-breadth escape—Supposed loss of the “President” and other vessels from collisions with icebergs - Danger of mooring vessels to icebergs — A picnic on an iceberg — The “Resolute” exploring ship — Formation and destruction of ice — Beautiful provision of Nature.

4. Sublime ideas of the infinite — Mystery of life — Two great powers — Death is the foster mother of life — Life maintains life — Exuberance of life — The ocean in its profoundest depths — Sea influences — Seashore deposits — Source of greath wealth — Unity and diversity.

5. Minute Animal Life Vastness of organic life in the ocean — Food to the larger marine animals — Abundance in the Northern seas — Sea nettles — They color the waters — Microscopic determinations — A naturalist's calculation of the number of animalculae — Animals in a drop of water — Illustrates the immensity of creation — Seaweeds — Animated worlds — Minute creation governed by the same laws as larger — Jelly-fish — Abound in the South Atlantic-Curious shapes — Sea-worms — Sea-mouse — Its beautiful color — Curious arms of marine worms - Nereids - Beautifully colored - White rag worms - Sea-leech - Leaping worms - 'Jumping Johnnies" - Butterflies of the deep.

6. Coral: The Rock Builders. Curious Beauty of color — Its curious form in the ocean — Formerly supposed to be marine plants — Discovered to be the work of minute animals — Coral wonders described — How their habitations are made - Coral examined under the microscope — Continents built by the polyps — Wonderful instinct of the coral workers by building walls on the windward side — Qualities and varieties of coral described — Manufacture of false coral — Superstitions respecting the changing of color — Perils of the coral reefs — An incident of shipwreck.

7. Pearls. Rare and valuable objects of creation — Perilous employment of the divers — Condemned criminals formerly employed — Characteristics of the pearl divers — Shark charmers — Pearl fishing in the Gulf of Manaar — Off the Bahrem Islands — Cingalese divers — Separation of the pearl from the oyster — Extent of the pearl fishery in Ceylon - System pursued at the Pearl Islands — Oriental pearls — Their preparation for market — How pearls are formed in the oyster—Amusing account given by Pliny — Suppositions respecting pearls — Curious methods pursued by the Chinese — The pearl oyster not the only mollusk which produces pearls — Pearls found on the British coasts - Incidents — Extravagant fancy of the ancients — Names applied to various kinds — Largest pearls on record - Runjeet Sing and his string of pearls.

8. Sponges. Ancient use of the sponge for helmets, etc. — One of the most valuable spoils taken from the ocean - Long undecided whether sponges belonged to the animal or vegetable kingdom - Ranked as “Zoophytes” or animal plants — Aristotle's definition of the sponge — Finest qualities come from the Ottoman Archipelago – Sponge fishery at the island of Calymnos — Numbers of persons engaged in the sponge fishery – Depth at which sponges are found — Methods pursued in diving — Average quantity taken — Preparation for market — The sponge in its natural state — Growth and increase of the sponge — Article of commerce — Digestion and respiration — Preservation of the sponge fisheries.

9. Seals. Arctic summer the proper season for seal fishing — Divisions of labor by the Esquimaux – Seal’s flesh their chief food — Ancient superstitions — Use of blubber – Methods of capturing the seals — Seal fishing the great employment of the Greenlanders — Dangers attending — Different species of seals — The sea-calf — Peculiar characteristics — Enemies of seals — The bearded or great seal — The hoop-seal — The fur seal — Description, habits, and use — Seals fond of music — Tame seals — Incidents — The marbled seal - Contrast between seals of northern and southern seas — Sea elephant — Sea lions The sea leopard – The otories.

10. Whales the Monarchs of the Ocean. Peculiarities in whales — Distinct from fishes and land animals, though resembling both — Description — Strength and utility of its tail — Size of the head — Smallness of the throat — Food of the whale — Whalebone — Tongue of the whale — The skin — The blubber — Quantity of oil taken from a whale — Ears, eyes, and fins of the whale — Age when they attain their growth-Anecdotes relative to the capture — Different species—The northern rorqual — The smaller rorqual—The sperm whales—The white whales — the deductor – Great capture of whales — Fight between a whale and a grampus — Other enemies of the whale-Anecdotes—Attachment of whales to their young.

11. The Whale Fishery and its Perils. Description of ships employed in the whale fishery — Hard work in the Polar seas—Mode of fishing—The harpoon — Struggles of the whale — Disappointment of a Dutch whaler — Dead whales — Cutting up the whales — Whale fishery in the southern seas—Incident to the Essex in the Pacific Ocean — Ship destroyed by a collision with a whale — Story of a Dutch harpooner — New Zealand Tom — Incident in the Pacific to the whaling vessel Independence — Paying out the rope — Incident to the whaling vessel Aimwell – Loss of the Princess Charlotte — Wonderful escape of the Trafalgar — Calamities of a whaling squadron — The Rattler - The Achilles.

12. The Pirate of the Ocean. Fossil sharks — Enormous teeth — The white shark – Its extreme veracity — Great tenacity of life — Its preference for human flesh - Horrible tragedy — Habit of bounding out of the sea — Punishing a shark — Manner of catching sharks in the South Sea Islands — Captain Basil Hall's account of the capture of a shark — Worship of sharks by the inhabitants — Rapacity of the shark — Hooks for shark fishing — Fearful incident to the crew of the “Magpie” — The hammer headed shark — The smooth shark — Dog fish — Angel fish — Greenland shark — Basking shark — Taken for the sea serpent — Pilot fish — Companion to the shark — Pilot fish described.

13. Sea-Horses and Narwhals. The morse walrus or sea-horse — Description — Immense slaughter of them — For what purposes — Ferocity when attacked — Affection for its young — Battles between the walrus and the Polar bear — The sword fish a fierce enemy — Sea unicorn — Described — Color — Their habits — Mode of catching them — Herd in flocks — Playfulness - Its speed.

14. The Floating Navigators of the Ocean. The nautilus “the ocean mab’’ and “fairy of the sea” — The fish described by Prof. Owen — Real method of its propulsion — The paper nautilus — Its supposed sails — Glaucus a real rover on the ocean — A wonderful builder — Intelligence displayed — Pearly nautilus — Gem of the deep — The argonaut - Sea bladder or Portuguese man-of-war — Beauty of its colors — Appear like prismatic shells — Their stinging properties — Specimens of fossil nautili in the British museum — Ammonite – Most beautiful of all fossils — Petrified snakes — The cuttle fish — One of the feasts of fishermen — Their ink bags — Prodigious size of some species — Mode of fishing with the cuttle fish described by Columbus — Belongs to a period before the flood.

15. Modes of Fishing in Various Countries [pp.239-240 on the cod fishery]. Use of nets dates from the earliest times — Great improvements of late in the manufacture of nets — Variety of nets used by fishermen — Description of them — Fishing by electric light — Birds trained to catch fish — Their wonderful sagacity — South Sea Islanders expert fishermen — Singular mode of taking the needle fish — Fishing by the light — Indians' method of taking the candle fish — The white porpoise — Fishing for the sea pike — The tunny fishery — Sturgeon fishery — Conger-eel fishery — Great conger-eel described — Sand-eel fishery — Mackeral fishery — Nets employed — Herring fishery—Modes of fishing—Curing herring—Dog fish — Hake–Pilcherd — Sprats and white bait, and how taken—The Sardine — Cod fishery on the banks of Newfoundland—The modern cod sinock — The haddock — The coal fish — Common hake — The turbot — The turtle–Modes of taking them—Crabs—Mode of taking them — Hermit crab–King crab-Prawns and shrimps— Mussels — Mussel farms — Oyster farming — Age at which the oyster is ready for the table — Its best qualities — The enemies of the oyster - Lobsters.

16. Odds and Ends about Fishes. Strange and varied characters of fishes — The money of commerce in some countries — Form of fishes — The tail the great organ of motion — Air or swimming bladder — Respiration — Baits made attractive by scents — Nostrils of fishes — Taste-Touch — Scales — Eyes — Teeth — Hearing — Brain — Eggs — Uses of fish — Curative properties of certain fish—The torpedo—Violent shocks—Electric apparatus described — Effects produced on fishermen — The electric eel — Its physical properties — The sting ray — Enormous fins — The great and little weever — Stinging powers of the physalis — Sucking fishes — Sea owl — Snail — Lumpsucker — The sea lamprey — Its powerful sucker – Lampreys fed on human flesh — The gunard fish — Peculiarities — Many species remarkable for beauty of colors — The sea scorpion — Sticklebacks — The flying gunard — Emits phosphoric light — Flying fishes — Musical fish — The devil fish — Its enormous size and strength — Devil fish taken in Delaware Bay — Monstrous skates — The fishing frog or angler — Description — Mode of attracting its prey — Capture of an immense saw fish — An East Indiaman attacked by a sword-fish — Dolphin -Atlantic species — Cat-fish — Sucking fish — Sea peacock — Blue fish—Th true dolphin described—Pursue the flying fish — The common mackerel a beautiful fish — The John Dory—The boar fish — The opah or king fish — The red mullet — Purchased at enormous prices — The basse or sea perch — The Mediterranean Apogon — The lettered seranus — The choetocion — The Archer — A favorite with the Chinese — The Riband shaped fish family — The butterfly fish — Wrasses, or old wives of the sea — The rainbow— Parrot fish — The scarus — The sea horse — The chimera or rabbit fish — Repulsive form — Beauty of colors intended for the admiration of man.

17. Shells. Wonderful shaping and moulding of shells — The structure of shells adapted to the requirements of the inhabitant — Apparatus of two shelled animals — Power over the valves — Concholory — Shells formerly regarded as toys — Shells of southern Europe — Greater portion of shell animals carnivorous — Shells of tropical America - Western coasts of Africa — The harp shell — The cockle — The eowry — Beautiful and rare shells found on the coasts of Australia — Deep sea shells — Lowest part of the earth consist of shell remains — Shells used for making roads — Helix or snail genus — The clam or bear's paw – Varieties of shells — Formation of shells—Sea shells perform an important part in the economy of nature — Use of shells multifarious — Trumpet shell — Shell fish as an article of food — Giant clams — Porcelain shells — Roaring buckie harp shells - Fountain shells – Razor shells — Trough shells.

18. Sea Birds: Number and variety of marine birds — Roosting places — The gull family—General description—Some gulls expert in breaking the shells of mollusks—Tricks played by seamen on gulls — The skuas — The petrels—Among the most interesting of marine birds—The storm petrel — Sea swallows — The albatros — A great fish eater — The divers — Expert fishers — The guillemots — The great ausk—Puffing or sea parrot—The penguins—Darwin's description of the “jackass” penguin — The cormorant — Trained to fish by some nations — The pelican-—Peculiar pouch for storing fish —The ganet—Assemble at breeding times in myriads on the bass rock—The hooper or wild swan — The great sea eagles—The osprey and its fishing habits — The tropic sea birds — The frigate bird — Its tyrannical treatment of the booby.

19. Superstitions Connected with the Ocean : Seamen naturally superstitious — Incidents regarded as prodigies — Phantom ship—Power of raising tempests at sea by witchcraft — Incident to James VI. of Scotland — Wind pillars—Double sight — Apparitions at sea — Rats leaving a ship—Omens for good or evil — Crows as guides to mariners — The ancient mariner — Carrying dead bodies in ships—Good luck—Bad luck —Curious reflections — Sea divinities of the ancient times..

20. Marine Prodigies. The Krasken a wonderful sea monster — Able to pull men-of-war to the bottom of the ocean—The sea serpent — Marvelous stories related by our sailors – Account forwarded to the admiralty — Fishes of the ribbon family may give rise to what are called sea serpents — Mermaids and women—Icelandic description of a mermaid - P. T. Barnum's famous exhibition — The manatee — The dugong —The stellerus- A mermaid shown in London in 1822.

21. Monsters of the Deep –Sea Dragaons. Gigantic reptiles inhabiting the ocean before the deluge–Huge sea lizards—Limestone rocks at Lyme Regis—Dragons in story books —Description of the sea lizard—Head like a crocodile—Numer- ous immense teeth—Enormous eyes—Body like that of a fish— The plesiosaurus—Peculiarities of this huge monster—Head like a lizard–Teeth of a crocodile-Neck of enormous length—Body rounded like that of a marine turtle–Its habits described—The teleosaurus—The great pirate of the ocean—Armed to the teeth —Its enormous jaws—Able to swallow animals as large as an ox —The moesusaurus—Thought to be a crocodile.

22. Submarine Scenery - Anaimal and Vegetable. The earth has its counterpart in the ocean—Glory of submarine scenery—In the tropics—China seas—Deepest colors of fishes and marine vegetation in the tropical seas—The Indian Ocean— Splendid colors of tropical fishes—Flowers of the ocean—Abun- dance and beauty of marine fauna—Wonders of coral scenery— Coput medusae, or basket fish-Anemones the loveliest ornaments of sea-gardens—Sea anemones a hungry class—Clearness of the waters of the red sea—Sea slug and sea cucumber—Waters of the North Sea remarkable for its transparency—Submarine forests and meadows—A sea covered with weeds—Enormous expanse of the Atlantic Ocean covered with vegetation—Seaweeds brought from a great depth—The true seaweed—Beauty of smaller varie- ties—Marine plants vie with land-flowers—Seaweeds as food— Numerous applications of seaweeds.

23. The Bed of the Ocean, Deep Sea Soundings. Beauty of the tropical ocean — Average depth of the sea — Long a difficult question — First determined by the U. S. navy — Mode of taking soundings — Brooks' sounding apparatus — The telegraph plateau — No currents below 3,000 feet — No decomposition at extreme depths — The sea a great nursery — Animal life at extreme depths — Preservation of marine life — Conclusions of Professors Bailey and Ehrenburg — Deep sea dredging expeditions — Food of deep water animals - Limestone formations.

24. Phenomena of the Ocean. Optical illusions in Arctic seas — The mirage — Vivid description by Dr. Hayes — Aurora Borealis, or “Northern Daybreak” — Origin supposed to be electrical — Other luminous meteors — Halos and mock suns — The ice blink — Tide rip and sea drift — Evaporation and precipitation — Formation of water-spouts — Perilous escape from a water-spout — Tornadoes and typhoons — The trade winds — Explanation of atmospheric currents — Their functions — The monsoon — Its beneficial effects — Hurricanes and cyclones — Description of the Bore and Egre [with mention of the Bay of Fundy on p.437] — Submarine earthquakes and volcanoes — Islands rising from the sea — Cause — Red fog, or shower-dust..

25. Ocean Steamships. History of shipbuilding — Ancient ships — Commerce — Crusades — Trying contests — American superiority — Fulton’s “Clermont” — “Savannah” — Problem solved — Speed in steamships — Rival lines and time made — “City of Rome,” the largest passenger steamer aflaot - minute description of her interior.

26. The Signal Service. Various modes of signaling — Field telegraph trains — Instruction of officers and men for the service — Branches taught — Number of stations with equipments - Inauguration of the " Weather Bureau" — Co-operation of Agricultural and other societies — Rapid expansion of the work - lmprovement of instruments - Superior to European systems - Mode of preparing the daily weather-map - Predicting rise and fall of great rivers — Great benefit to interstate commerce — Storm signals described — Universal benefit of the Signal Service — International code of flag-signals — Incidents illustrating the service.

27. The Life-Saving Service. Development of the system — Number of stations — Appliances — Patrol men on duty — Wreck of the “J. H. Hortzell” — The “Life Boat Coming” — A terrible journey - Relief at hand — The “shortcut” — The frightful spectacle — The perilous descent — Preparations for the rescue — The breeches-buoy — Life car attached — The crew saved — Wreck of the schooner “A. B. Goodman” — To the rescue — Sublime heroism displayed.

28. Lighthouses and Beacons (pp.498-512). "Pharos" — The oldest lighthouse — One of the seven wonders of the world — Colossal statue of Apollo at Rhodes — Lighthouse on the world — Lighthouse on the Eddystone rocks — Originally built by Winstanley — His sad fate - The Bell-Rock — The "Skerryvore" on coast of Scotland — Minot's Lodge lighthouse — Modes of signaling in fogs — Coal or wood fires formerly used — Later adaptations — The electric light - Life in a lighthouse — Appointments to position of keeper — How obtained — The sea veteran.

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303 VAN WYCK MASON, F. Harpoon in Eden First Edition in dustjacket
Doubleday , 1969, 
VAN WYCK MASON, F. Harpoon in Eden : [A Novel of Nantucket and New Zealand in the Great Whaling Days] Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1969. First Edition. Pp (8),[9]-430,(2). 8vo, grey cloth to spine with blue cloth covered boards. "With the distribution of Micajah Paddock's legacy, F. van Wyck Mason commences an epic novel of the great days of sperm whaling during the 1830s." -from dj. Minor bumping to spine ends, else very good in slightly chipped, rubbed clipped dustjacket. 20.00

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Western Ocean : The Story of the North Atlantic   UK in dj, VILLIERS, Alan
304 VILLIERS, Alan Western Ocean : The Story of the North Atlantic UK in dj
Museum Press, London, 1957, 
VILLIERS, Alan. The Western Ocean : The Story of the North Atlantic. London: Museum Press Limited, 1957. First Edition.Pp (4),v-xi,(1),13-288, fronti s.+ 8 p. of photos. 8vo, green cloth. O'Dea 3289 for the U.S. edition entitled Wild Ocean. On our subject : Before Columbus: Phoenicians and Vikings; Pioneers from Portugal; Whalemen and Fishermen [with a long section on the Grand Banks and reference to Villiers' two trips there with the Portuguese]; Conquest By Air. Other references, many not found in the short index. Photos include one of the Argus and one captioned, "Lonely adventurer: one of the greatest at sea today - lone doryman fishing the Banks". Dampstaining to top and bottom edges of cloth, else vg in edgeworn and slightly waterstained dj. 80.00

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305 VILLIERS, Alan PONT, Charles Whalers of the Midnight Sun : A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1955, 
VILLIERS, Alan. Whalers of the Midnight Sun : A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, (1955). Illustrated withten woodcuts by Charles Pont. Pp. 285, frontispiece. 8vo, grey illustrated cloth, black titles to front and spine. An exciting adventure for young bo ys, set in the whaling grounds of the Antarctic. Ex-library (label and inkstamps),spine browned, ends beginning to fray, cloth somewhat soiled, internally sound. 12.50

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306 VUILLEUMIER, Marion Rawson VUILLEUMIER, Louis Edward Way It Was On Olde Cape Cod. pbk.
Butterworth Company, West Yarmouth, MA, 1980, ISBN:0937338028 
VUILLEUMIER, Marion Rawson. The Way It Was On Olde Cape Cod : The history, personality and way of life of early settlers, earning a living on Olde Cape Cod. Illustrations by Louis Edward Vuilleumier. West Yarmouth, MA: The Butterworth Company, (1980). Pp. 80. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. A collection of anecdotes (some relating to whaling and fishing) regarding Cape Cod's history. Previously printed in 1968 and 1971 under the title Earning a Living on Olde Cape Cod. Chapters of nautical interest: "Salt From the Sea" (15-19), "Raise the Barrel -- Packet's Comin'" (20-24), "Are They Logsor Fish?" (37-41), "When Farmers were Whalers" (42-47). Spine sunned, fron t inner hinge tedner, else vg. 10.00

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307 WAKE, Val. Arctic in Colour 02:3 GIBSON) HUME, Steve Kingdom Carver
WAKE, Val. "Kingdom Carver". An article on the Gibson family of British Columbia and their whaling company, in Arctic in Colour , Vol. 2, No.3, Autumn1973. Pp.8-14. Double column. Published by the Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Information. Also : Jim Whelly's "Travel North : Good Planning is the Key" (pp.1-7); Steve Hume's "Albert Faille : Living Legend of the Nahanni" (pp.15-20); "Dettah : A Settlement Profile" (pp.21-29); David Oancia's "Resolute : 'Bursting at the Seams'" (pp.30-35); Alex Gordon's "Lapland" (pp.36-44). Vg. For the issue. 7.00

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308 WAKEFIELD, Edward Jerningham STEVENS, Joan, (ed.) New Zealand Classics. Adventure in New Zealand. abrigement, in dj.
Viking, Auckland, 1987, ISBN:0670819964 
WAKEFIELD, Edward Jerningham. Adventure in New Zealand. An abridgement, edited by Joan Stevens. (Auckland, New Zealand): Viking, (1987). Pp 320, including [16] pp of illustrations and [3] pp maps. 8vo, blue cloth. New ZealandClassics Series. Nineteen year old Edward Jerningham Wakefield, the son of the founder of the New Zealand Company kept a journal of his five years in New Zealand during the mid eighteen hundreds. "His friendships with the wh alers whose rough hospitality and courage he admired in contrast to the hypocrisy of the missionaries; the dramatic and often comic haggling over landsales; his meetings with the powerful Te Rauparaha; the excitement of war canoes on the attack; the tragedy of the Wairau "affair" [...]. -from the dust jacket. Contents include : 5. A Dangerous Voyage: Taranaki and Hokianga; 8. Life on a Whaling Station; 9. A Canoe Voyage on the Wanganui River; 13. By the River Route to Taupo; 18. The Wairau Massacre. Vg in rubbed dj. 35.00

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309 WARINNER, Emily V. Voyager to Destiny : The amazing adventures of Manjiro, the man who changed worlds twice.
Bobbs Merrill , Indianapolis, 1956, 
WARINNER, Emily V. Voyager to Destiny : The amazing adventures of Manjiro, the man who changed worlds twice. Indianapolis : Bobbs Merrill Co., (1956).Pp 268. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth spine, green cloth boards. "The true story of the stupendous adventures of Manjiro, the Japanese who twice chan ged worlds: once in 1841 when he was shipwrecked, rescued by a Massachusetts whaler and carried to its home port, thousands of miles and centuries away from the Forbidden Kingdom; and ten years later, when, well versed in Occidental ideas and technical skills, he resolved to risk execution by returning to backward, archaic Japan." -from the dj. Very good in chipped dustjacket. 27.50

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310 WATSON, Norman Dundee Whalers : 1750-1914. pbk.
Tuckwell Press, East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland, 2003, ISBN:1862322074 
WATSON, Norman. The Dundee Whalers : 1750-1914 . (East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland): Tuckwell Press, (2003). Pp. [i]-viii,(4),[1]-204, + 24 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated yellowish card covers with pale green spine. "Forty Dundee whalers lie beneath the Arctic whaling grounds, crushed by ice. Imprisoned ships offered only a watery grave or a terrible ordeal. One man kept his frostbitten toes in his pocket. The clothes of men who fell dead from scurvy were taken by the men who followed them. Crews were driven to these limits of human endurance because whaling was as profitable as it was dangerous. [This volume] provides the first comprehensive study ofBritain's foremost whaling port, charting its humble beginnings, its exhil arting heyday and eventual decline as whales were hunted nearly to extinction." - from rear cover. Vg. 22.50

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311 WATSON, Paul AMORY, Cleveland, introd NEWMAN, Joseph, (ed.) ROGERS, Warren Sea Shepherd. 1st US in dj
Norton, New York, 1982, ISBN:0393014991 
WATSON, Paul. Sea Shepherd : My Fight for Whales and Seals by Paul Watson as told to Warren Rogers. Edited by Joseph Newman. Introduction by ClevelandAmory. N.Y.: W.W. Norton & Company, (1972). First Printing. Pp (8), [11]-2 58. Illustrated. 8vo, bluespine, blue boards. Especially Chapters 5, 7, and11: "The Labrador Front", "Return to Labrador" and "Shepherd on the Ice". Vg in dj. 30.00

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312 WATSON, Paul MOWAT, Farley, foreword Ocean Warrior. In dj
Key Porter, Toronto, 1994, ISBN:1550135694 
WATSON, Paul. Ocean Warrior : My Battle to End the Illegal Slaughter on theHigh Seas. (Tor.): Key Porter Books, (1994). First Printing. Pp (4), v-xv, (1), 1-264 + 8 pp. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Foreword by Farley Mowat. A wide-ranging book but here for Chapter 19: "The Great Canadian Cod War Cap er" (pp.237-257). With index. Vg in dj. 18.00

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313 WATSON, Paul, Captain MOWAT, Farley (foreword) Ocean Warrior. pbk.
Key Porter Books, Toronto, 1994, ISBN:1550135996 
WATSON, Paul, Captain. Ocean Warrior : My Battle to End the Illegal Slaughter on the Seas. Foreword by Farley Mowat. (Toronto): Key Porter Books, (1994). Pp. (i)-xv,[1],1-24, + 8 p. of plates. 8vo, illustrated pale card covers with blue-grey spine. The author -- a Canadian, and founding member of Greenpeace -- presents his case to end the widespread killing of the ocean's whales, seals and fish. Vg. 12.50

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314 WEYLER, Rex Greenpeace : How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists, and Visionaries Changed the World. signed in dj.
Raincoast Books, Vancouver, 2004, ISBN:155192529x 
WEYLER, Rex. Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists, and Visionaries Changed the World. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, (2004). Pp. (1)-623,[1]. Illustrated. 8vo, grey cloth with silver lettering to spine. "The definitive record of the journey... of Greenpeace from a loosely organized protest group in Vancouver, Canada, into an international phenomenon that went head-to-head against corporations and governments." - from the dj. Contents: 0. Who Goes There? 1. The Bomb Stops Here, 2. Don't Make a Wave, 3. On an Ocean Named for Peace, 4. Law of the Sea, 5. Stop Ahab, 6. The Great Whale Conspiracy, 7. Mendocino Ridge, 8. Year of the Dragon, 9. Hotel Papa, 10. A Name for What is Natural, 11. Lawyers of the Rainbow, 12. The Sceptre, ~. Wereldraad. Vg in dj. Signed by the author on the title page. 50.00

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315 WEYLER, Rex Greenpeace : How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists, and Visionaries Changed the World. signed pbk
Raincoast Books, Vancouver, 2004, ISBN:1551928418 
WEYLER, Rex. Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists, and Visionaries Changed the World. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, (2004). Pp. (1)-623,[1]. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. Vg. Signed without inscription by the author on the title page. 14.00

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316 Whaling) PURRINGTON, Philip (intro.) Whale Fishery of New England
Reynolds-DeWalt Printing, 1968, 
(Whaling). Whale Fishery of New England : An Account, with Illustrations and Some Interesting and Amusing Anecdotes, of the Rise and Fall of an Industry which has Made New England Famous throughout the World. Introduction by Philip Purrington. New Bedford, Mass.: Reynolds-DeWalt Printing, (1968). Pp63. 8vo, pale blue ill. card covers with blank spine. An attractively illu strated account of the subject originally published by the State Street Bank and Trust Company of Boston in 1915. Spine browned, else vg. 20.00

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317 WHEELER, James Cooper LUCAS, F.A., intro. There She Blows! : A Whaling Yarn. New US ed.
E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1926, 
WHEELER, James Cooper. There She Blows! : A Whaling Yarn. With an Introduction by Dr. F.A. Lucas. New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., (September 1926). New Edition. Pp 286. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated green cloth. See Jenkins, Bibliography of Whaling p. 159. A novel of New Bedford and Nantucket whalers.Very good. 25.00

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318 WHIPPLE, A.B.C. Yankee Whalers in the South Seas. First Edition
Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1954, 
WHIPPLE, A.B.C. Yankee Whalers in the South Seas. Drawings by Richard M. Powers. Garden City, New York : Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954. First Edition. Pp (6),[7-304. 8vo, grey cloth. "A.B.C. Whipple has collected the whaling lore of this whole extraordinary era - stories of ships sunk by rogue whales, tales of the real-life prototype of Moby Dick, and yarns of cannibalism, mutiny, and Polynesian "marriage." Such great captains as Pollard, Chase, Hussey, and Tilton sail through incredible exploits in the pages of this book. And Mr. Whipple pieces together the facts in Herman Melville Light spotting, else vg. No dj. 40.00

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319 WHIPPLE, A.B.C. Yankee Whalers in the South Seas. US in dj
Doubleday, 1954, 
WHIPPLE, A.B.C. Yankee Whalers in the South Seas. Drawings by Richard M. Powers. Garden City : Doubleday & Co., 1954. Pp 304. 8vo, grey cloth. Forster 269. "A.B.C. Whipple has collected the whaling lore of this whole extraordinary era - stories of ships sunk by rogue whales, tales of the real-life prototype of Moby Dick, and yarns of cannibalism, mutiny, and Polynesian "marriage." Such great captains as Pollard, Chase, Hussey, and Tilton sail through incredible exploits in the pages of this book. And Mr. Whipple pieces together the facts in Herman Melville's novels from Melville's own experiences on the high seas and the stories he had heard." - from the dj. Light spotting, else vg in dj. 40.00

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320 WHIPPLE, A.B.C. Time-Life Books : Seafarers Series Whalers, The. 2nd pr., trev.
Time-Life, 1980, 
WHIPPLE, A.B.C. and the Editors of Time-Life Books. The Whalers. Alexandria, Virginia : Time-Life Books, (1980). Second Printing, revised. Pp. (5),6-176. Illustrated throughout. 4to, black imitation morocco with pictorial inlay on upper board. Map end-papers. Forster 270. In The Seafarers series. Vg. 18.00

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