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Last Whales, The

By: Abbey, Lloyd

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 42289


New York: Grove Weidenfeld 1989, 1st printing. Although it is impossible for a human being to view things through the eyes and mind of a whale, Abbey's novel comes about as close as one can get. Dust jacket, 8vo, half-bound in green cloth and paper, map endpapers, glossary, 358pp, Fine/Fine. View more info

Children of the Light

By: Allen, Everett S.

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 44468


Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1973, 1st edition. The rise and fall of the New Bedford whaling industry and the death of the Arctic fleet in 1871. Dust jacket with portion torn from bottom front edge but intact, 8vo half-bound in blue and grey cloth, pictorial endpapers, 12 illustrations, 5 plates, 2 maps, owner's inscription on front endpaper o/w no marks, Very Good/Fair. View more info

All About Whales

By: Andrews, Roy Chapman

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: 43639


New York: Random House, Allabout Books series, 1954, 6th printing. Written for younger readers, this is a surprisingly detailed account of the modern whale fishery, illustrated with accurate drawings by Thomas W. Voter. Dust jacket a bit scuffed, large 8vo in beige cloth with vignette on front board, pictorial endpapers, duotone drawings throughout, index, 148pp, owner's inscription o/w no marks, clean and tight, Very Good/Good. View more info

Whaler's Eye

By: Ash, Christopher

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 43643


New York: Macmillan Company 1962, 1st printing. The on-board story of modern whaling told with the accuracy of a scientist and the drama of an adventure tale, with magnificent photographs. Dust jacket rubbed with several chips and tears, small 4to in gray cloth with vignette on front board, 200 b&w photos, a dialog on the issue of whale-hunting, index, 245pp, no marks, Very Good/Fair. View more info

Great Story of Whales, The

By: Blond, Georges

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: 43637


Garden City NY: Hanover House 1955. Translated from the French; the fascinating lives of the largest creatures on earth and how they are hunted by man. Dust jacket chipped at corners but intact, 8vo in green cloth, 26 b&w photos, 253pp, two blank pages removed from rear, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good+/Fair. View more info

Whale's Footprints, The

By: Boyer, Rick

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 35713


Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1988, 1st printing. Boyer presents his fifth Doc Adams suspense novel, which begins with whale-watching off Cape cod and leads to murder. Dust jacket, half-bound in beige and blue cloth, 276pp, as new, Fine. View more info

Wake of the Whale

By: Brower, Kenneth

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 43645


New York: Friends of the Earth 1979. An extraordinary portrait of these extraordinary creatures in text and spectacular full-color photos by William R. Curtsinger. Dust jacket with a small portion missing from the top rear o/w intact, tall folio in green cloth, pictorial endpapers, glossy photographs throughout, 161pp, no marks, Very Good/Good. View more info

Wake of the Whale

By: Brower, Kenneth

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 43646


New York: Friends of the Earth 1979. An extraordinary portrait of these extraordinary creatures in text and spectacular full-color photos by William R. Curtsinger. Dust jacket with a tear on rear, folio in green cloth, pictorial endpapers, glossy photographs throughout, 161pp, no marks, Very Good/Fair. View more info

Cruise of the Cachalot, The

By: Bullen, Frank T.

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 33449


New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, Great Illustrated Classics series, 1947. The classic tale told by the first mate of a voyage round the world after sperm whales, with illustrations and a foreword by Curtis Dahl. Dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, 16 full-page illustrations, map, 301pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. View more info

Whaleboat Raid

By: Burchard, Peter

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 43554


New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan 1977. The Sag Harbor raid upon the British in Sag Harbor, Long Island, by American revolutionaries in 1777. Dust jacket, 8vo in brown cloth, drawings by the author, glossary, 91pp, EX-LIBRARY with usual marking o/w clean and tight, Very Good. View more info

Twilight Seas, The

By: Carrighar, Sally

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: 43891


New York: Weybright and Talley 1975. Carrigher presents an accurate and moving portrait of life and death in the world of the blue whale. Dust jacket with one small closed tear, 8vo in blue cloth, b&w drawings by Peter Parnall, 179pp, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, Good/Good. View more info

Whalers and Whaling

By: Chatterton, E. Keble

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 45289


Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company 1926. Chatterton present a thorough history of the whaling industry up to the present day, including the ships and gear, and the men who use them. No dust jacket, 8vo in dark green cloth, 50 b&w illustrations both drawings and photos, 248pp, some foxing beginning on rear pages, tight, owner's bookplate on outside front endpaper o/w no marks, Good/-. View more info

Whale, The

By: Cousteau, Jacques-Yves

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 40686


New York: Doubleday and Company 1972, 1st US edition. Cousteau and co-author Philippe Diole describe the mighty monarch of the sea, describing their encounters with a variety of whale species around the world. Dust jacket chipped and torn along top edge but intact, small 4to in blue cloth, 124 color photos, 20 b&w photos, index, 304pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/Fair. View more info

Death of Evening Star, The

By: Fisher

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 21176


New York: Doubleday 1975, 5th. The diary of a New England whaler, illustrated with many woodcuts by author Leonard Everett Fisher. Dust jacket, pictorial boards, no marks, near Fine. View more info

Allan Forbes Whaling collection

By: Forbes, Allan

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 44001


Nantucket Historical Association 1961. Pamphlet of an exhibition of 150 of Forbes' collection of 1200 pictures related to whaling. SOFT cover, 8vo saddle-stitched, b&w illustrations, abbreviation key, 27pp, Very Good. View more info

History of World Whaling, A

By: Francis, Daniel

Price: $30.00

Seller ID: 33747


Ontario: Viking 1990, 1st printing. The history of man's fascination with whales, from Genesis to the modern-day love of whale watching. Dust jacket, 8vo in ochre cloth, map endpapers, b&w illustrations throughout, chronology, index, 288pp, contents as new, Fine. View more info

Three Bricks and Three Brothers

By: Gardner, Will

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: 36955


Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, Riverside Edition 1945, 1st edition, 2nd printing. Gardner presents a dramatized account of the story of Joseph Starbuck, Nantucket whale-oil merchant, whose investments enriched the Island and provided a livelihood for many. Dust jacket ragged and chipped but intact, 8vo in red cloth with titles gilt-stamped on front board, map endpapers, 113pp plus 24 duotone plates, pages beginning to age-darken but contents clean and tight with no ... View more info

Mutiny on the Pedro Varela

By: Hammond, Walter

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 37424


Mystic CT: the Marine Historical Association, No. 30, 1956. Rather than mutiny outright, the crew of a New Bedford whaler devise a way to bring an arduous voyage to a premature end. SOFT cover, 8vo, two appendices, 87pp, front cover heavily sunned, very light stain to first few pages with no text obscured, owner's name o/w no marks, overall Good+. View more info

Salted Tories

By: Hare, Lloyd C. M.

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 43969


Mystic CT: Marine Historical Association No. 37, 1960. The story of the Whaling fleets of San Francisco. SOFT cover, 8vo (7x10), 6 b&w plates, 114pp, light shelf-wear, 6 b&w plates, no marks, Good+. View more info

Mutiny on the Globe

By: Heffernan, Thomas F.

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 40208


New York: W. W. Norton & Company 2002, 1st printing. Heffernan tells the extraordinary account of a bloody mutiny aboard the Nantucket whaler 'Globe' in 1822, and the bizarre events that followed on the Mili atoll. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in orange cloth and white paper, 17 b&w plates, 2 maps, Marshallese glossary, bibliography and notes, 280pp, as new, Fine/Fine. View more info