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Image for Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates: Fiction, Fact & Fancy concerning the Buccaneers & Marooners of the Spanish Main: From the writing & Pictures of Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates: Fiction, Fact & Fancy concerning the Buccaneers & Marooners of the Spanish Main: From the writing & Pictures of Howard Pyle

By: (Pyle, Howard); Johnson, Merle, comp.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: [1930] (c.1921)

Edition: 14th printing (L-E)

Seller ID: 20168


[moderate wear to spine ends and bottom corners, private library stamp on front pastedown; jacket has quite a few small tears along the top and bottom edges (nothing too serious, and with very little paper loss), partial rubber-stamp (same private library stamp) visible near bottom of front panel, a few tiny black crayon marks on rear panel]. (color and B&W plates; line drawings) A collection of Pyle's pirate stories and his vivid, iconic images of the buccaneers themse... View more info

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Deep Diving and Submarine Operations: A Manual for Deep Sea Divers and Compressed Air Workers - Parts I & II

By: Davis, (Sir) Robert H.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, The Saint Catherine Press Ltd.: [1951]

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 18293


(no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear, faint beverage-ring stain on front cover, slight damp-rippling to bottom half-inch of pages throughout book (no staining, and not bad enough to call it "damage"); fold-out color map tipped-in at rear endpaper in pristine condition; includes errata slip, tipped onto verso of frontispiece photo; additional illustration laid-in (see notes)]. (B&W photographs, figures, fold-out map) (Two volumes in one.) This edition of this ma... View more info

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The African Safari: The Ultimate Wildlife and Photographic Adventure

By: Fetner, P. Jay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1987)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18716


[book itself is virtually as new, despite some slight cracking of the binding at a couple of interior points (although all pages remain firmly attached and the overall binding is quite solid); jacket shows just a bit of surface wear, minor wrinkling along the bottom edge of the front panel, and a tiny tear at the top rear foldover]. (color photographs, endpaper maps) Lavish, weighty book that brings "together for the first time the practical elements of planning a s... View more info

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The Ra Expeditions [*SIGNED*]

By: Heyerdahl, Thor (translated by Patricia Crampton)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: (c.1971)

Edition: Later Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20699


[nice solid book, squarely bound, just a touch of wear to the top corners of the spine; jacket shows just a bit of edgewear, slight sunning to spine]. (color photographs) INSCRIBED ("To Kevin Thomas / with best wishes / and regards from") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, with the added date 1-14-1972 below his signature. The intrepid author's tale of his crossing of the Atlantic in a boat constructed of papyrus reeds -- not just once, but twice -- in order... View more info

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The Secret People: Adventure in Africa

By: Holmes, F. Ratcliffe

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19696


[light shelfwear, bumping to base of spine and bottom right front corner, vintage price sticker (from The White House, San Francisco) on rear pastedown; jacket lightly edgeworn, a couple of insignificant edge-tears, a bit of soiling to rear panel]. (frontispiece drawing + illustrated endpapers) A lost-race tale about the discovery of an ancient Egyptian civilization in darkest Africa, by a British naturalist and film producer. "Vic Tempest and his chum, Podger Wood [... View more info

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The Maggie Murphy

By: Ryan, John Joseph

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: (c.1951)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15874


[good sound copy, minor wear to spine extremities, light dust-soiling to top edge, one-time owner's signature in pencil on ffep; jacket lightly soiled, a few tiny tears here and there, a bit faded at spine, faint dampstain near top of front panel]. The vessel referred to in the book's title "was the fantastic craft in which John Ryan and his friend Ed Braddock sailed from Puget Sound up to the fishing waters of Alaska. After hearing tall tales and get-rich-quick stor... View more info