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1 VILLIERS, A.J. WALKER, Ronald Gregory. By Way of Cape Horn. 4th US Holt pr, in dj.
Henry Holt, 1930, 
VILLIERS, A.J. By Way of Cape Horn. Illustrated with Photographs taken by Ronald Gregory Walker and the author. NY: Henry Holt, (December 1930). Fourth US Printing. Pp (12),xi--xii,(2),3-336,(2) + frontispiece +11 leaves of plates, with folding map at rear. 8vo, blue cloth. Villiers' account of his 1929 passage before the mast in the full-rigged ship Grace Harwar. A vivid,exciting, and at times poignant look at the last days of merchant sail. Ch apters : 1. The Cutting; 2. Last of Her Class; 3. Fellow Adventurers; 4. First Weeks; 5. "All Well"; 6. "He is Dead!"; 7. The Cost; 8. The Ghastly Night; 9. FiftySeven Days; 10. Afterwards; 11. The Wind Change; 12. Ships and the Sea; 13. Better Days; 14. Jim's Yarn; 15. The Tragedy of the Diseased Pig; 16. The "Race"; 17. Journey's End. Vg in vg spine-sunned but unclipped and very attractive dj. 65.00

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2 VILLIERS, A.J. Falmouth for Orders. 1st US in dj
Henry Holt, 1929, 
VILLIERS, A.J. Falmouth for Orders : The Story of the Last Clipper Ship Race around Cape Horn. With an Introduction by Frank C. Bowen. Profusely Illustrated with Photographs taken by the Author. N.Y.: Henry Holt, (1929). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xxv,(3),3-301,(1), frontispiece + 8 leaves of plates. 8vo, brown cloth. Chapters : 1. Two Four-Masted Barques; 2. Beatrice and Herzogin Cecilie; 3. Setting Out; 4. We Discover a Stowaway; 5. Her Story; 6. Across the Tasman Sea; 7. Wind!; 8. On the Road to Cape Horn; 9. With the Royals Set; 10. Never Monotonous; 11. The World's Last Fleet; 12. The Passing of the Sailing Ship; 13. The Passing of the Sailing Ship (contunued); 14. Was it Beatrice ?; 15. The Trades at Last!; 16. A Pleasant Meeting; 17.We Go Aboard; 18. Getting Nearer; 19. " - And the Haze was England"; 20. W hat of Beatrice? Vg, tight in chipped dj (lacking half of dust jacket's spine). 50.00

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3 VILLIERS, A.J. Falmouth for Orders. 1st US in poor dj
Henry Holt, 1929, 
VILLIERS, A.J. Falmouth for Orders : The Story of the Last Clipper Ship Race around Cape Horn. With an Introduction by Frank C. Bowen. Profusely Illustrated with Photographs taken by the Author. N.Y.: Henry Holt, (1929). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xxv,(3),3-301,(1), frontispiece + 8 leaves of plates. 8vo, brown cloth. Chapters : 1. Two Four-Masted Barques; 2. Beatrice and Herzogin Cecilie; 3. Setting Out; 4. We Discover a Stowaway; 5. Her Story; 6. Across the Tasman Sea; 7. Wind!; 8. On the Road to Cape Horn; 9. With the Royals Set; 10. Never Monotonous; 11. The World's Last Fleet; 12. The Passing of the Sailing Ship; 13. The Passing of the Sailing Ship (contunued); 14. Was it Beatrice ?; 15. The Trades at Last!; 16. A Pleasant Meeting; 17.We Go Aboard; 18. Getting Nearer; 19. " - And the Haze was England"; 20. W hat of Beatrice? Vg in chipped, fragmented dj. 35.00

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4 VILLIERS, A. J. Modern Mariners : Sea Dogs of To-day. in dj.
Garden City Publishing Co., Garden City, NY, 1937, 
VILLIERS, A. J. Modern Mariners : Sea Dogs of To-day. [Dj adds: True and fascinating tales by the author of 'By Way of Cape Horn' and 'The Cruise of the Conrad'.] Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., (1937). In a StarBooks dust jacket. Pp. (4),ix-xvii,(3),3-325, frontis., + [10] pp. of plat es. 8vo, blue cloth, top edge dyed navy blue. Author and sailor A. J. Villiers believes that romance and adventure of the sea is still to be had; thateveryday there is something new under the sun, one must simply look for it . Here-in Mr. Villiers records just a few of those stories in this anthology. Chapters include: Carl Anton Larsen, Master Whaler; The John Stewart Line; The Last Voyage of the Monkbarns; The "Garths" of Montreal; Erikson Masters and Erikson Ships; Thirty-Six Times Around Cape Horn; Trawlermen of theFar North; and Foster of the Trevassa. Light edgewear, else very good in r ubbed, nicked, corner-trimmed dust jacket. 25.00

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5 VILLIERS, A.J. Vanished Fleets: Ships and Men of Old Van Diemen's Land. . 1st edition
Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1931, 
VILLIERS, A. J. Vanished Fleets : Ships and Men of Old Van Diemen's Land. Illustrated with photographs and maps. New York : Henry Holt and Company, (1931). First Printing. Pp (2),[i]-viii,(40,[1]-297,(5), frontis., + 8 leavesof plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed black. The story of various voyages to Australia, and specifically Tasmania, in the nineteenth century. Examines mercantile expeditions, the arrival of convict ships to the islands, as well as the disappearance and wrecking of several of these expeditions. Contents : Book I. - Earlier Days. 1. The Romance of the River. 2. Round Tasmania in a Whaleboat. 3. The Colorful Career of Captain Kelly. 4. The Dollars of Death. Book II. - The Convict Ships. 5. TheStory of Transportation. 6. The Voyage of the "Woodman.” 7. The Loss of th e "George III." 8. The Pirates of Old Van Diemen's Land. 9. The "Convict King.” 10. The Girl Ships. Book III. – The Whalers. 11. The Whalers. 12. The Whalers (continued). 13. From Captain Tregurtha's Log. 14. From Captain Tregurtha's log (continued). 15. The Adventure of the "Essex." Book IV. - Clippers, and Later Days. 16. The Hobart Clipper Ships. 17. Treasure Trove! 18.“Graveyard Island." Appendices. Unevenly sunned, else very good in browned , spine-chipped, rubbed, unclipped dustjacket. 70.00

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