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1 Abbey, Lloyd Last Whales, The

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. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 Allen, Everett S. Children of the Light

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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Andrews, Roy Chapman All About Whales

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. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Ash, Christopher Whaler's Eye

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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Blond, Georges Great Story of Whales, The

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. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 Boyer, Rick Whale's Footprints, The

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. 
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7 Brower, Kenneth Wake of the Whale

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. 
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8 Brower, Kenneth Wake of the Whale

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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Bullen, Frank T. Cruise of the Cachalot, The

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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Burchard, Peter Whaleboat Raid

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. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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11 Carrighar, Sally Twilight Seas, The

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. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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12 Chatterton, E. Keble Whalers and Whaling

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/-. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Church, Albert C. Whale Ships and Whaling

New York: W. W. Norton & Company 1938, 1st edition. With a knack for photography and extraordinary foresight, Albert Cook Church assembled over 40,000 negatives and prints from which he drew to present this unique record of the American whaling industry. No dust jacket, 4to in beige linen with imprinted photo on front board, pictorial endpapers, color print by Gordon Grant tipped in on page 12, 214 photos and illustrations, 179pp, owner's name (noted artist George Allen Pierce) appears in several places o/w no marks, tight, light shelfwear, a rather nice copy of one of the most important photographic records of the whaling industry in America, Good+. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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14 Cousteau, Jacques-Yves Whale, The

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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Fisher Death of Evening Star, The

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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Forbes, Allan Allan Forbes Whaling collection

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. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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17 Francis, Daniel History of World Whaling, A

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. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 Gardner, Will Three Bricks and Three Brothers

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 marks, overall a Very Good copy in a rough dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Hammond, Walter Mutiny on the Pedro Varela

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+. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Hare, Lloyd C. M. Salted Tories

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+. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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