University Press of New England, Hanover, NH, 2001, ISBN:1584651598:
Seller ID: 65750
DRUETT, Joan. Petticoat Whalers : Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920. Originalillustrations by Ron Druett. Hanover, New Hampshire and London : Universit y Press of New England, (2001). First Edition. Pp. (i)-vi,1-213,. Illustrated. Large 8vo, art-illustrated blue cardcovers. See Renard, Antarctica 464 for 1991 New Zealand edition. Joan Druett (b. April 11, 1939, Nelson, New Zealand). A volume shedding light on the women who accompanied ship captains on whaling expeditions throughout the nineteenth century. "Joan Druett offers an informed and accessible account of little known stories of wi... View More...
St Martin's Minotaur, New York, 2007, ISBN:9780312365622:
Seller ID: 78267
DRUETT, Joan. Run Afoul : A Mystery . New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2007). Pp. (8),-284,(2). 8vo, illustrated tan card covers. "U.S. Exploring Expedition linguist Wiki Coffin sails with the famous convoy of ships towardBrazil, where he faces a whole new set of trials and tribulations, not the least being blamed for the sudden grave illness of a fellow crewman. But s oon his own fate will be the least of his problems. As the great flagship Vincennes leads the convoy under the dubious command of eccentric captain Charles Wilkes toward a dramatic entrance in the port of Rio, careless ma... View More...
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1998, ISBN:0684839687:
Seller ID: 38600
DRUETT, Joan. Hen Frigates : Wives of Merchant Captains under Sail. (New York): Simon & Schuster, (1998). First Printing. Pp. (4),7-274. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, blue cloth spine with green paper covered boards, silver titles to spine. "A 'hen figate', traditionally, was any ship with the captain's wife on board, and 'Hen Frigates' is the dramatic and largely untold story of the enterprising women who sailed on oceangoing merchant ships throughout the last century. These vessels were miniature worlds -- wildly colorful, dangerous, and, most of all, romantic -- where voyaging wa... View More...
Routledge, New York, 2000, ISBN:0415924510:
Seller ID: 59161
DRUETT, Joan. Rough Medicine : Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail. New York: Routledge, (2000). First Printing. Pp (4),v-x,-270. With photos and d rawings to text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Using diaries, journals, and correspondences, Joan Druett inroduces us to extraordinary characters like the tattoed Dr. John Coulter, forced into tribal warfare by the natives of the Marquesas Islands (later a successful obstetrician back in England), and the venal Charles Frederick Winslow [1811-1877], who set upa seaman's hospital on Maui and managaed to bilk the U.S. government ou... View More...