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1 Mora, Jo A LOG OF THE SPANISH MAIN
San Francisco Jo Mora, Jr. 1934 First Edition Cloth Good + Jo Mora 
8vo (6" x 8¾”). Yellow cloth boards with titles and illustration of a pirate stamped in black, red and green on front cover. Illustrated paste-downs. Brass rivet binding. A pre-printed diary provided by W. R. Grace and Company to young passengers of its Grace Line cruisers headed for the Caribbean coast and Gulf of Mexico (the Spanish Main). The book provides a young sailer with diary space and information about life aboard ship and what to expect at their ports of call. This particular copy was owned by one Mikey Robinson from Sewickley, Pa. traveling to South America during the period 31 March, 1939 to 17 April 1939. Mikey was definitely a data man and collected a photo of his ship, the S.S. Santa Paula, detailed weather information, signatures of his captain and his fellow passengers, a detailed list of the wildlife he saw, and brief but evocative descriptions of his ports of call. A tight binding with a lightly age-toned text block with soiling to covers, wear to the spine and one bumped corner. G+. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Preston, Diana and Michael A PIRATE OF EXQUISITE MIND EXPLORER, NATURALIST AND BUCCANEER; THE LIFE OF WILLIAM DAMPIER
New York Walker & Company 2004 First Edition Paper covered boards As new As New Jacket 
M8vo. (9.5” x 6.5”). pp. ix; 371. Brown paper covered boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; endpapers illus.with maps of Dampier’s voyages; 65 b/w illustrations and maps; includes notes and sources, bliography and a full index. In original dust jacket. Darwin took Dampier's books aboard the Beagle. Swift and Defoe used his experiences as inspiration in writing Gulliver’s Travels and Robinson Crusoe. Captain Cook relied on his observations while voyaging around the world. Coleridge called him a genius and “a man of exquisite mind.” As stated on the jacket, "In the history of exploration, nobody has ventured further than Englishman William Dampier. A Pirate of Exquisite Mind restores Dampier to his rightful place in history—as one of the pioneers on whose insights our understanding of the natural world was built." 
Price: 18.75 USD
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3 [Fisher, Harrison; Crawford, E. Stetson]; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth THE SONG OF HIAWATHA
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill (1906) First Thus Cloth Near fine Fisher, Harrison 
M8vo (9 ¾" x 7"). pp. [189]. Unsigned publisher’s binding likely by E. Stetson Crawford in smooth green cloth with titles in gold surrounded by Native American themed decoration in blind and in B/W. Color frontis. with tissue guard and over 60 additional color and B/W illustrations by Harrison Fisher. Intricately decorated end papers, half-title, title page and text pages by E. Stetson Crawford using Native American themes in green. A near fine copy with light bumping to head/tail of spine and a neat gift inscription to the recto of the front flyleaf . A lovely copy of this tour de force of Arts and Crafts illustrative and decorative work at its best. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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4 [Parrish, Maxfield]; Wiggin, Kate Douglas and Smith, Nora A. THE ARABIAN NIGHTS THEIR BEST KNOWN TALES
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1909 First Edition cloth Very good Parrish, Maxfield 
M8vo (9 ½ x 7). pp. xiii, 339. Black cloth boards with paper onlay of illustration and titles by Maxfield Parrish; titles stamped on spine. Color title page, 12 full page color plates and color illustrated end papers in the Arts & Crafts style by Maxfield Parrish. A Very Good copy with light to moderate scratches on cover onlay and titles on spine faded but still legible. Still a bright and fresh copy. A series of 10 Arabian Nights stories that were, as Kate Douglas Wiggin states in her preface, “shortened here and there, omitting some…repetitions that crept in from time to time…”. This is a book that will delight children of all ages, for as Ms. Wiggin so deftly put it, “Nowhere in the whole realm of literature will you find such a Marvel, such a Wonder…of a book.” Parrish's unforgettable illustrations deftly place the wonder of these tales into the realm of legend. Ludwig pp. 205 Maxfield Parrish (1870 - 1966) was a student of Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute of Art and a member of the Brandywine School of American illustration. He preferred the use of luminous colors for his illustrations -- the colors of twilight, and was much influenced by the color pallete of the Southwest. He was a prolific illustrator of books, magazines and ephemera such as calendars and posters. In his later years he gave up illustration and concentrated solely on his painting. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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CAPTAIN FRACASSE, [Sacker, Amy (binding design); Mongin, A. (etchings); Delort, Charles (paintings)]; Gautier, Théophile; Beam, Ellen Murray (translator)
5 [Sacker, Amy (binding design); Mongin, A. (etchings); Delort, Charles (paintings)]; Gautier, Théophile; Beam, Ellen Murray (translator) CAPTAIN FRACASSE
Boston L. C. Page and Company 1901 First Thus cloth Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
8vo (5¾" x 8¼"). Holiday Edition. 2 volumes with original dust jackets and slipcase. Volume I: pp. 290; black and white frontis. + 7 black and white etchings by Mongin after paintings by Delort, each with a captioned tissue guard. Volume II: pp. 532; black and white frontis. + 6 black and white etchings by Mongin after paintings by Delort, each with a captioned tissue guard. Signed binding design by Amy Sacker in gold on purple cloth of stylized iris placed horizontally on the cover with titles beneath the first and forth iris; titles and and smaller iris motif in gold on the spine.

Books in very good original paper backed purple cloth dust jackets with spine decorations from the book repeated on the spine of the dust jackets in gold. Includes the very good original purple cloth covered slipcase with titles printed on gold on the top panel. The swashbuckling story of Baron de Sigognac, an impoverished Gascon nobleman, who decides to join a group of traveling players and takes the name Captain Fracasse.

A beautiful set in the scarce dust jackets and slipcase of Sacker's magnum opus. GE (in Peters), p.60. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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6 [Wyeth, N. C.]; Irving, Washington RIP VAN WINKLE
Philadelphia David McKay Company (1921) First Thus Cloth VG+ Wyeth, N.C. 
C4to (10 x 7 ½). pp. [xiv], 86. Dark brown embossed cloth boards with titled illustrated paper onlay by N. C. Wyeth and titles stamped in gold on spine. Color Frontis. With tissue guard, 7 full page color plates, color illustrated end papers and numerous B/W vignette drawings and decorations in the Arts & Crafts style by N. C. Wyeth. t.e.g. Very Good+ condition with unopened pages and some light rubbing to the background of the cover paper onlay and the top of the spine titles. A beautiful, bright and clean copy. Newell Convers (N. C.) Wyeth (1882-1945) was a student of Howard Pyle, and a member of the Brandywine School of illustration, known for their subtle and dramatic use of light in illustrations. He was the patriarch of a family of artists that included his son, Andrew, and his grandson, Jamie. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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7 [Wyeth, N.C.]; Forester, C. S. (Cecil Louis Troughton Smith) COMMODORE HORNBLOWER
Boston Little Brown and Company 1945 First American Edition Cloth Very good Very good - Jacket N. C. Wyeth 
8vo. (8.0” x 5.5”) pp. 384. Blue cloth boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; A Very Good book with slight bumping to spine and corners in a VG- N. C. Wyeth illustrated dust jacket now encased in Mylar sleeve with light chipping to head and tail of spine, and light rubbing to bottom edge. First published in England as The Commodore and released in the United States first as a serial, then as the novel Commodore Hornblower. This is the fourth of eleven riveting novels Forester wrote that trace the career of Horatio Hornblower from his rocky start as a Midshipman in the British Navy during the Napoleonic wars through his many adventures to eventually become Admiral of the Fleet. If you enjoy Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey and Maturin series, you will find the adventures of Hornblower every bit as thrilling and even more accessible. C.S. Forester was an author most famous for his Hornblower and other seafaring novels, but also wrote crime novels and short stories set in World War II in addition to his most recognized work, The African Queen, which was made into a movie starring Humphrey Bogart in 1951. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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