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1 Beaman, Libby Libby: Sketches, Letters and Journal of Libby Beaman

Tulsa OK: Council Oak Books 1987, 1st edition. Betty John, the author's grand-daughter, presents the sketches, letters and journal of Elizabeth DuBois Beaman, recorded in the Pribilof Islands, who sailed there in 1879 to become the first non-native American woman to set foot on the Pribilofs. No dust jacket (none issued?), small folio half-bound in dark red cloth and pictorial paper (facsimile of a page from her journal) with color plate pasted down on front board, illustrated throughout with drawings by the author, photos, and related images, 201pp, very light shelf-wear, contents as new, near Fine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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2 Castle, Beatrice H. Grand Island Story, The

Marquette MI: John M. Longyear Research Library 1974, 1st edition, 3rd printing. In 1906 Castle compiled the only history of this, the largest island on the south shore of Lake Superior, here published for the first time. Dust jacket, 8vo in green cloth with title gilt-stamped on front board, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 3 maps, index, 110pp, near Fine/Very Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Donnelly, Ignatius Atlantis: The Antediluvian World

New York: Gramercy Publishing Company, Classic Illustrated Edition of 1882, 1985, 5th printing. The classic text on the subject, originally published in 1882, by the father of Atlantology. Dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, illustrated with over 130 text figures, index, 490pp, contents as new, Fine/Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Englert, Fr. Sebastian Island at the Center of the World

New York: Charles Scribner's Son 1970. A splendid book written by a priest who lived on the island for 30 years and delved deep into the islanders' lore. Dust jacket, price clipped, brown endpapers, mps, text figures, excellent color photographs, three appendices, notes, bibliography, index, 191pp, clean and tight with no marks, near fine/near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Fancher, Betsy Lost Legacy of Georgia's Golden Isles, The

Garden City NY: Doubleday & Company 1971. Fancher says that a visit to the Georgia coast is like a journey back in time, and she takes us into that almost forgotten world of beauty. Dust jacket with price clipped, 8vo half-bound in cream and blue cloth, map endpapers, 24pp of b&w photos, selected bibliography, 216pp, no marks, near Fine/Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Hall, James N. Lost Island

Boston: Atlantic/Little, Brown and Company 1944, 1st printing. A tale of the Pacific in the early days of WWII and its impact. Dust jacket rubbed with on small chip missing, 12mo in green cloth, 212pp, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, clean and tight, Very Good/Fair. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Hall, James N. Tale of a Shipwreck, The

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1934. Hall traces the history of Pitcairn Island, and his own voyage there. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, with title label pasted down on front board, frontis and 9 paintings by W. Alister MacDonald, 164pp, owner's name on rear free fly o/w no marks, clean and tight, Very Good/-. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Heyerdahl, Thor Fatu-Hiva

Garden City NY: Doubleday and Company 1974, BCE, 1st printing thus. The Norwegian adventurer tackles the Marquesas questions. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in black cloth and blue paper, map endpapers, 61 b&w photos, index, 276pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Hogg, Gary Malta: Blue Water Island

New York: A. S. Barnes and Company 1968, stated 1st US. The combination of history, archeology, geology, and narrative--with paintings by Sylvia Halliday--make this a most unusual travel book. Dust jacket somewhat rubbed with small portion missing from top rear, 8vo in light blue cloth, 16 illustrations and 2 maps, index, 248pp, no marks, clean and tight, Very Good/Fair. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Jacquier, Henri Piracy in the Pacific

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company 1976. Translated from the French, this is the true story of the incredible adventures of the Rorique brothers--if that was their real name--in the South Pacific of the 1880s. Dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, 18 b&w photos, 198pp, near Fine/Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Laighton, Oscar Ninety Years at the Isles of Shoals

Boston: The Beacon Press [1930] 1935, 2nd printing. Laighton tells of growing as the son of a lighthouse keeper, and of his 90 years in the islands of New Hampshire. No dust jacket, 8vo in green embossed cloth with titles gilt-stamped on front board, b&w photos, 154pp, light shelf-wear, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Mikal, Alan Exploring Boston Harbor

North Quincy MA: Christopher Publishing House 1973, 1st. Mikal presents a unique and comprehensive view of these culturally and historically rich islands. Dust jacket rubbed and chipped along edges, 8vo in blue cloth, map endpapers, 60 b&w photos, index, 128pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/Fair. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Morrison, H. Robert America's Atlantic Isles

Washington: National Geographic Society 1981. Morrison and co-author Christine Eckstrom Lee visited nearly 70 isles from Canada to Florida, with photographer David Alan Harvey, in order to create a vivid portrait in words and pictures of this fascinating, varied, and threatened world. Dust jacket, 4to in blue vinyl with lighthouse blind-stamped on front board, magnificent color plates, 199pp, no marks, clean and tight, Fine/Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Murphy, Priscilla Story of the Islands, The (Sanibel Island, Florida)

Sanibel Island FL: privately printed 1971. A pamphlet for the visitor, with monthly tide tables, history, shells, and birds of the Sanibel-Captiva Island area. SOFT cover, 8bvo saddle-stitched, 28pp, Good. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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15 Nowlan, Alden Campobello: The Outer Island

Toronto: Clarke Irwin & Co. 1975, stated 1st. SOFT cover, 7x8 inches, 132 pages, b&w and color photos throughout, Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Smolan, Rick Day in the Life of Hawaii, A

New York: Workman Publishing 1984. A stunning gallery of images of this unique place, photographed by 50 of the world's leading photojournalists on a single day -- December 2, 1983. Dust jacket, folio (14.25 x 10.5 inches) in beige cloth, color photographs throughout, 224pp, very light stain at foot of spine and lower corner but not affecting the dust jacket or any part of the interior, o/w as new, near Fine/Fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Sterling, Dorothy Outer Lands, The

Garden City NY: Anchor Press 1974. A natural history guide to Cape cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, and Long Island. SOFT cover, 8vo, ink drawings by Winifred Lubell, maps, 195pp, one tear on front cover, no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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18 Stommel, Henry Lost Islands

Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press 1984. An oceanographer researches the numerous islands that have vanished from nautical charts; foreword by Rear-Admiral G. S. Ritchie R. N. Dust jacket, 4to in grey cloth, b&w photos and drawings, 45x25-inch 20-fold map by de la Rochette (1817) in rear pocket printed on both sides showing island sightings throughout the world, reading list, index, 146pp, as new, Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Turner, Harry B. Nantucket: Argument Settlers

Nantucket MA: Privately published [1917] 1946, 7th revised edition. Facts about Nantucket Island, for the purpose of settling arguments. SOFT cover, 8vo, b&w photos, 176pp, cover soiled or age-darkened, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good+/-. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Venables, Bernard Baleia! Baleia!

New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1969. A history of the whale fishery of the Azores. No dust jacket, blue cloth, map, 11 photos, 3 text figures, 204pp, spot on bottom edges else no marks, clean and tight, Very Good/-. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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