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Stunning black leather binding, with gilt titles and decorations; raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Colour frontis. With an introduction by Clifton Fadiman. Collector's edition, from The Easton Press. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Silk endpapers and bookmark. Some wear/rubbing to gilt on outer page edges. A few light foxspots to silk bookmark, but contents are excellent!
Green cloth. A narrative of a voyage by Nelson Cole Haley, Harpooner in the Ship Charles W. Morgan 1849-1853. Spine lightly browned. Minor foxing to endpapers. Text block browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn with a few chips and grubby to rear panel.
STOVE BY A WHALE: OWEN CHASE AND THE ESSEX
Written by Thomas Farel Heffernan.
Stock no. 1811134
Published by Wesleyan University Press. 1st 1981. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
In November 1820 in the middle of the Pacific near the Equator a whale rammed and sank the Nantucket whaleship Essex. The first documented sinking of a ship by a whale, the incident was the beginning of one fo the most harrowing survival feats in maritime history... Grey cloth boards, gilt title on blue title block to spine. ISBN: 0819550523. Minor foxing to top edge of text block else a fine copy. Dustwrapper is lightly edge-rubbed.
WILBERFORCE AND THE BLUE CAVE
Written by Leslie Coleman. Illustrated by John Laing.
Stock no. 1108570
Published by Blackie. 1st 1974. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Pale blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 021689770X. A couple of fox spots to outer page edges. Wrapper is lightly browned.
Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0216902150. Some browning to wrapper.
THE MAMMALS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
Written by J.G. Millais. Illustrated by J.G. Millais; Archibald Thorburn; G.E. Lodge; Henrik Gronvold.
Stock no. 1706435
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. 1st 1904. Almost very good condition.
Three volumes. Blue cloth, gilt titles. 14 x 13", large heavy format. Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1025 copies. With 62 photogravures, 62 coloured plates and 149 uncoloured plates. Copy No. 217. Bookplates to front pastedowns. 12cm split to one side of spine from top to volume 1. Spines faded. Corners worn. Occasional foxspot to contents.
Second Edition. 244 pages. Small tape marks to endpapers. Price-cut wrapper.
Dark blue boards with gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0063120089. Wrapper is browned and foxed.
A Description of Three Hundred Animals viz. Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Serpents and Insects With a Particular Account of The Manner of Their Catching of Whales in Greenland. Extracted from the Best Authors and Adapted to the Use of All Capacities. Illustrated with Copper-Plates, Whereon is Curiously Engraven Every Beast, Bird, Fish, Serpent and Insect Described in the Whole Book. The Eleventh Edition Carefully Corrected and Amended. Small format. 7 x 4". Full brown leather binding. B/w frontis. Title page in red and black. 212 pages. Numerous b/w illustrations including one large folding plate. Contents very good. Front board almost detached. Boards very worn. A fascinating early natural history book.
The song of a brave little whale who lost his lovely tail. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Bright colour pictures. ISBN: 0962794635. Spine and corners very slightly bumped and rubbed.
Blue cloth. B/w photos. One page has 2.5" closed tear. Front joint cracked, pale yellowing to plate margins. Cloth slightly rubbed at edges.