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1 Besrick Pojetya Parisa!

Moscow: 1985. TEXT in Russian. A pop-up book depicting famous scenes of maritime exploration, from Columbus to Heyerdahl. Small 4to with pictorial boards, 8 double-page scenes, no marks, all elements intact and functioning, Very Good. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Biggs, Jeremy Wildlife of Rivers and Lakes

New York: Mallard Press, Oxford Scientific Films 1989. Biggs describes how fresh water flowing from the mountains to the seas creates habitats for many plants and animals. No dust jacket, 4to in pictorial vinyl boards, color photos, glossary, 32pp, light shelf-wear, Very Good/-. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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3 Brindze, Ruth All About Sailing the Seven Seas

New York: Random House, the allabout series, 1962. Ruth Brindze writes a comprehensive account of how ships sail and find their way over the invisible sea lanes of the earth. No dust jacket, square 8vo in pictorial boards, patterned endpapers, b&w photos throughout, index, 143pp, near Fine. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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4 Bryan, Francis Curse of Treasure Island, The

New York: Viking Penguin, 1st US edition, 2002. Bryan presents, as a tribute to the Stevenson's classic adventure tale, a sequel to those events in which Jim Hawkins returns to the South Seas, to even greater danger than before, to violence and a mystery. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in black cloth and red paper, 291pp, as new, Fine/Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Cox, Donald W. Explorers of the Deep

Maplewood NJ: Hammond, Inc. 1968. Cox tells the story of 18 intrepid individuals who made great contributions in their respective fields, on pr below the water. Dust jacket, 4to in navy cloth, pictorial endpapers, portrait illustrations by Jack Woodson, index, 93pp, clean and tight, Very Good/Very Good. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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6 Davis, Robert Hudson Bay Express

New York: Holiday House 1942. A tale of the Canadian wilderness, told for the younger reader. No dust jacket. 8vo in green buckram with pictorial cover, b&w drawings, 262pp, EX-LIBRARY, tight, Fair. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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7 Finger, Charles J. Our Navy

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1936. An outline history for young people of the US Navy, illustrated by Henry C. Pitz. No dust jacket, 8vo in red cloth, pictorial endpapers, 26 drawings, bibliography, index, 188pp, light shelf-wear, owner's name on front endpaper, clean and tight, Good+/-. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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8 Garis, Howard R. Dick Hamilton's Steam Yacht

Cleveland: Goldsmith Publishing 1911, prob. 1st. Subtitled: a young man and the kidnappers. No dust jacket, green cloth, endpapers starting, top/bottom of spine pulled, slight staining on lower edges and a few pages o/w contents clean with no marks or foxing, Fair. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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9 Gillon Easy-to-Make Lighthouse

New York: Dover Publications 1991. A 10-inch high octagonal tower, two-story cottage and covered passageway, picket fence and rowboat. SOFT cover, folio 9.25x12.25, two diagrams and six full-color plates, with instructions, clean, Very Good. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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10 Hamlyn Adventure of Ships, The

London: Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1968. The story of ships from ancient times to modern times, beautifully illustrated, for the younger reader. Dust jacket with several large tears on top edge, tall 4to in blue cloth, pictorial endpapers, color drawings throughout, index, 80pp, Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Hardy Ships Around the World

New York: Platt and Munk 1967. A lavishly illustrated retrospective of ships through history, written for the young adult. No dust jacket, tall 4to in navy cloth, contents clean and tight, 127pp, index, Very Good. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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12 Macaulay Ship

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1993, 1st printing. Describes wooden ships of the 15th century and follows underwater archeologists as they search for a long-lost caravel among the reefs of the Caribbean. Dust jacket, small folio, drawings throughout, clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Marshall, James V. My Boy John That Went to Sea

New York: William Morrow 1956. First-rate adventure story complete with a whale hunt, titanic storm, and personal growth. Dust jacket, 8vo halfbound in blue cloth, tape marks on boards, 144pp, EX-LIBRARY stamps on endpapers and title, pocket in rear, contents clean and tight, overall Fair. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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14 Mityayev Book of Future Admirals, The

Moscow: Molodaya Gvardiya, 1979. Text in RUSSIAN. An introduction to the history of war at sea and the naval history of the Soviet Union, written for the 8-12 year-old reader. No dust jacket, 4to in beige cloth with design on front cover, flexible boards, illustrated throughout with drawings in color and b&w photos, clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Morrow, Honore Ship's Monkey

New York: William Morrow & Company 1933, 1st printing. Morrow presents a series of tales told by deepwater sailor William J. Swartman, featuring Chabu, a pet monkey Swartman once had aboard ship. No dust jacket, 8vo in yellow cloth with drawing in black on front board, illustrated throughout with line drawings by maritime artist Gordon Grant, 188pp, light shelfwear and top corners lightly bumped, contents clean and tight with no marks, overall Good+, a rather nice copy of a quite scarce Gordon Grant. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 Optic, Oliver Cruise of the Dandy, The; or, Doing His Best

New York: Street and Smith Corporation, Alger Series No. 141, 1887 [1915]. The 18th listed Oliver Optic novel begins on Lake Champlain. SOFT cover, 5x7, 317pp plus lists of series titles including Horatio Alger and Jack Lightfoot, light stain on rear cover, slight warping, spine wrinkled, pages age-darkening but no marks, a very nice copy of a scarce paperback edition, considering age Very Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Putnam, David Binney David Goes Voyaging

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons 1925. William Beebe, the great naturalist and explorer, invited a 12-year-old boy and his mother along for one leg of their voyage of the Arcturus through the South Pacific; young David then wrote of his adventures. No dust jacket, 8vo in grey cloth, pictorial endpapers, 25 b&w photos, line drawings, 132pp, some age discoloration on pages opposite the plates, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Randolph, Joan True Stories by Three Men of the Sea

Grasonville MD: Island Harbor Publishers 1990. Randolph provides condensed versions of three sea classics, by Jeremiah Banning, Frank Bullen, and Benjamin Franklin Melcher. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, b&w illustrations, 190pp, light shelf-wear, Very Good. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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19 Reed, W. Maxwell Sea for Sam, The

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company 1935. A comprehensive and thoughtfully written description of the origin of our planet and its vast sea, its currents and processes, and the life it sustains--for readers ages c14-18. No dust jacket, small 4to in green cloth, pictorial endpapers, bookplate on half-title, profusely illustrated with 95 photos and drawings, contents clean and tight, scarce, Very Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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20 Richards, Milton Dick Kent, Fur Trader

Akron OH: Saalfield Publishing Company 1927. The fifth in the Dick Kent series of boys adventure stories set in the North Woods. No dust jacket, 8vo in dark blue cloth, frontispiece, 233pp, boards shelf-worn but binding tight, pages browned but not foxed, a Fair copy. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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