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The Shepherd of the Ocean  An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times, Adamson, Jack H. & H. F. Folland
1 Adamson, Jack H. & H. F. Folland The Shepherd of the Ocean An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times
Gambit Inc Pubns 1969 0876450184 / 9780876450185 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first printing. Book looks new, dust has very minor rubs. Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 (or 1554) – 29 October 1618), also spelled Ralegh was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. Little is known of his early life, though he spent some time in Ireland, in Killua Castle, Clonmellon, County Westmeath, taking part in the suppression of rebellions and participating in the Siege of Smerwick. The author Jack Hale Adamson (1918–1975) was a literary scholar, biographer, teacher, and university administrator. This book was named a "Notable Book of 1969" by the New York Times. He was a Mormon and served as a missionary in Edinburg, Scotland in 1938-39. (Wikipedia) Fully indexed with bibliography.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages 
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Suki and the Magic Sand Dollar  (Author Signed), Blackburn, Joyce; Clayton, Stephanie
2 Blackburn, Joyce; Clayton, Stephanie Suki and the Magic Sand Dollar (Author Signed)
Providence House Publishers 1996 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Near Fine condition! Silver Anniversary edition. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Like new. Signed twice by author. Once in inscription and once on title page. Suki could never have guessed all that she would experience while visiting St. Simons Island, Georgia. Until then, she had never flown in a plane, seen the ocean (except in pictures), set foot on an island, nor met a real scientist. From a fun and friendly woman named Cherry, Suki discovers the built-in clocks of nature. Because the clocks are so dependable, Suki becomes convinced that there is someone in full charge who makes everything work together. While Suki learns many scientific facts, her trip mostly teaches her about people, making and sharing friends. Rare. ; 0.5 x 10.1 x 6.9 Inches; 64 pages; Signed by Author 
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The Indian Races of North and South America. Comprising and account of the principal Aboriginal Races; a description their National Customs, Mythology, and Religious ceremonies; the history of their most powerful tribes, and of their celebrated Chiefs...., Brownell, charles De Wolf
3 Brownell, charles De Wolf The Indian Races of North and South America. Comprising and account of the principal Aboriginal Races; a description their National Customs, Mythology, and Religious ceremonies; the history of their most powerful tribes, and of their celebrated Chiefs....
New York H.E. & S. S. Scranton 1854 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Original 1854 hardback edition not a reprint. Brown quarter leather with marbled boards. Wear and fraying to edges and corners. Front hing beginning to crack otherwise tight binding. Front endpapers torn and has browning. Back endpapers missing. Text has some browning . "Numerous and diversified Colored Ilustrations, entirely new, many of which are from original designs, executed in the best style of the art, by the first artist in America."Text ends on page 636 with remaining pages "Important Eras and Dates of Interesting Events in Indian History." Content sections include: General Characteristics, American Antiquities, The Aborigines of Mexico, The Florida Indians, The Indians of Virginia, new England Indians, The Iroquios or Six nations, Pontiac's War, The Delawares, Shawanees and other tribes of the middle and western states, Indians of the Southern States, Northern Races, Various nations and Tribes between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean. South America- Tribes of the West Indies, The Aborigines of Peru, The Araucanian Race, Indian Tribes of Brazil, The Pampas Indians, The patagonians, Indian Population, and Important Eras and Dates. Scarce in this condition. Color illustrations are excellent. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 640 pages 
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Easter Island, Casey, Robert J.
4 Casey, Robert J. Easter Island
blue ribbon books 1931 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Brown cover with dark brown print. Very clean contents. Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania. Easter Island is most famous for its nearly 1,000 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. It is believed that Easter Island's Polynesian inhabitants arrived on Easter Island sometime near 1200 AD. They created a thriving and industrious culture, as evidenced by the island's numerous enormous stone moai and other artifacts. However, land clearing for cultivation and the introduction of the Polynesian rat led to gradual deforestation. (Wikipedia) ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 333 pages 
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5 Davis, Grace Weiser Childhood conversions
Chicago, Ill Christian Witness 1897 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
In excellent condition. Red cover with black illustration of flower on front and gold lettering. Grace Weiser Davis was a Methodist woman evangelist. She wrote at least two hymns "All the World for Jesus" and "There is Glory in My Soul". This book is very rare and in great shape. The introduction to the books starts out in Ocean Grove, N.J. May 1, 1897 and was written by E. H. Stokes, President of Ocean Grove Camp Meeting. He was called the father of Ocean Grove. He died not long after in July 1897. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Rare if not unique.; Photo of Author; 110 pages 
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6 Hall, Maggi & Michael Justin Holder & West Volusia Historical Society DeLand (FL)
Arcadia Publishing 2003 0738515752 / 9780738515755 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Images of America series; 0.5 x 9.1 x 6.3 Inches; 128 pages; Nestled in Central Florida between the northerly flowing St. Johns River and the alluring beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, DeLand has been described as the ìAthens of Florida.î Founded in 1882, DeLand has fought to maintain a small-town atmosphere even as development surrounds the tranquil city. Balancing a strong sense of community with a willingness to allow progress to knock at its door, DeLand is home to nationally ranked Stetson University, an assortment of inviting cafes, alluring unique shops, determined mom-and-pop stores, and architecturally significant buildings. Ý 
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Holden Beach History  (Author Signed), Holden, John F.
7 Holden, John F. Holden Beach History (Author Signed)
Wilmington, NC New Hanover Printing and Publishing 1988 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed. Beige cover, Gold print. Dust has small tear about 1" x 1".. Mylar cover on dust. Fully indexed. Inscribed by former owner and signed by author 8/28/88. Excellent history of this area of North Carolina.Holden Beach is a seaside town in Brunswick County, North Carolina. "Benjamin Holden in 1756 bought four mainland tracts and the island between his plantation and the ocean. This island extended from Lockwood's Folly Inlet west 6 miles (10 km) to Bacon Inlet. Benjamin and his sons used the island for fishing and cattle grazing. During the Civil War Holden Beach and Lockwood's Folley Inlet became the resting place of several shipwrecks: the Confederate blockade runners CSS Elizabeth and CSS Bendigo and the Union blockade ship USS Iron Age." Wikipedia. Rare signed copy. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 151 pages; Signed by Author 
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Holiness Miscellany Essays by Adam Clarke, Richard Watson, Bishop Foster, Geo. Peck, Alfred Cookman, J. A. Wood, E. M. Levy, D. Steele, Inskip, John S.
8 Inskip, John S. Holiness Miscellany Essays by Adam Clarke, Richard Watson, Bishop Foster, Geo. Peck, Alfred Cookman, J. A. Wood, E. M. Levy, D. Steele
Philadelphia, PA National Publishing Association for the Promotion of Holiness 1882 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
This is the original 1882 edition of Holiness Miscellany, with a compilation of eight chapters put together by John S. Inskip and written by Adam Clarke, Richard Watson, and others. This small hardcover book runs 176 pages, and is in excellent condition. The decorative cover is brown cloth and has an embossed design in black. The cover has very little wear. The binding is tight and the boards are completely attached. John Inskip was born at Huntingdon, England, in 1816, and. came to America in 1820. He was converted at fourteen years of age, in 1836 joined the Philadelphia Conference, in 1845 was transferred to the Ohio Conference, in 1852 to the New York East Conference, later to the New York Conference, the Baltimore Conference, and finally, again to the New York East Conference, in all, of which he occupied important stations until his super-annuation in 1873, after which he was editor of the Christian Standard, in Philadelphia, until his death, at Ocean Grove, N.J., March 7, 1884. He was a pleasing and successful evangelist, and in his later years a powerful advocate of entire sanctification. He made a memorable defence of himself before the General Conference of 1852 from the charge of innovation in his pastoral rulings at Springfield, Ohio, concerning family sittings in the congregations. Rare. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 12mo; 176 pages 
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Baltimore harbor  A picture history, Keith, Robert C
9 Keith, Robert C Baltimore harbor A picture history
Ocean World Pub. Co 1982 0960977201 / 9780960977208 First Edition; Second Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
Author signed. Contains history of the Harbor, photographs, and illustrations. ; Photographs; 11 X 8.40 X 0.80 inches; 168 pages; Signed by Author 
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Lonely Vigil  Coastwatchers of the Solomons, Lord, Walter
10 Lord, Walter Lonely Vigil Coastwatchers of the Solomons
Viking 1977 0670437654 / 9780670437658 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Book and dust in good to very good condition. "The Coastwatchers, also known as the Coast Watch Organisation, Combined Field Intelligence Service or Section C, Allied Intelligence Bureau, were Allied military intelligence operatives stationed on remote Pacific islands during World War II to observe enemy movements and rescue stranded Allied personnel. They played a significant role in the Pacific Ocean theatre and South West Pacific theatre, particularly as an early warning network during the Guadalcanal campaign. In early November 1942, two coastwatchers named Read and Mason on Bougainville Island radioed early warnings to the United States Navy about Japanese warship and air movements (citing the numbers, type, and speed of enemy units) preparing to attack the US Forces in the Solomon Islands. Admiral William Halsey, Jr. later said that the two men had saved Guadalcanal because their reports allowed US forces to launch aircraft in time to engage the attackers." Wikipedia. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages 
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The Admiral's Wolf Pack, Noli, Jean
11 Noli, Jean The Admiral's Wolf Pack
Doubleday 1974 0385003722 / 9780385003728 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Book and dust in very good condition. The term wolfpack refers to the mass-attack tactics against convoys used by German U-boats of the Kriegsmarine during the Battle of the Atlantic, and by submarines of the United States Navy against Japanese shipping in the Pacific Ocean in World War II. (Wiki); Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 396 pages 
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12 Rolon, Gra. Raimundo La Guerra Del Chaco, Campana De 1934 Despues de Campo Via, hasta el Parapiti.
Fe Audacia Tenacidad Superacion 1961 First Edition Paperback Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Even though it is a paper cover there is a dust jacket that has been covered in archival mylar. Written in Spanish. Very rare. The Chaco War (1932–1935) was fought between Bolivia and Paraguay over control of a great part of the Gran Chaco region of South America, which was incorrectly thought to be rich in oil.The Chaco War (1932–1935) was fought between Bolivia and Paraguay over control of a great part of the Gran Chaco region of South America, which was incorrectly thought to be rich in oil. Though the region was sparsely populated, control of the Paraguay River running through it would have given one of the two landlocked countries access to the Atlantic Ocean. This was especially important to Bolivia, which had lost its Pacific Ocean coast to Chile in the War of the Pacific (1883). In international arbitration, Bolivia argued that the region had been part of the original Spanish colonial province of Moxos and Chiquitos to which Bolivia was heir. Meanwhile, Paraguay had begun to colonize the region. Indeed, both Paraguayan and Argentinian planters already bred cattle and exploited quebracho woods in the area, while the small indigenous population of Guaraní-speaking tribes was related to that country's own Guaraní heritage.Paraguay had lost almost half of its territory to Brazil and Argentina in the War of the Triple Alliance and was not prepared to see what it perceived as its last chance for a viable economy fall victim to Bolivia.[1] By the time a ceasefire was negotiated on June 10, 1935, Paraguay controlled most of the region. This was recognised in a 1938 truce, signed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by which Paraguay was awarded three-quarters of the Chaco Boreal. Bolivia did get the remaining territory, that bordered the Paraguay's River Puerto Busch. Some years later it was found that there were no oil resources in the Chaco Boreal kept by Paraguay, yet the territories kept by Bolivia were, in fact, rich in natural gas and petroleum, these being at the present time, the country's largest exports and source of wealth.General Raimundo Rolón Villasanti (1903–1981) was briefly President of Paraguay from January 30, 1949 to February 27, 1949.Many Bolivians felt embarrassed by their country's stunning military blunder during the Chaco War, which led to a mass movement away from the traditional order known as the Generación del Chaco[vague], which was epitomised by the MNR-led Revolution of 1952.; 1; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
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Brief History of the 8th Marines., Santelli, James.
13 Santelli, James. Brief History of the 8th Marines.
GPO, 1976. 1976 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1976 printing. The 8th Marine Regiment is an infantry regiment of the United States Marine Corps. They are based at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and fall under the command of the 2nd Marine Division and the II Marine Expeditionary Force. The 8th Marine Regiment was formed on 9 October 1917, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia during the buildup for World War I. While training for war, the command was transferred to Fort Crockett, Texas, to guard the nearby Mexican oil fields. The regiment was joined there by the 9th Marines to form the 3d Marine Brigade; the first Advance Base Force of World War I. As such, the Marines were held in reserve to establish and defend naval bases in the Atlantic Ocean or the West Indies, if required. The 8th Marines was inactivated at Philadelphia Navy Yard on 25 April 1919.A year later, the regiment was reactivated for service in Haiti where Marines had been fighting the Cacos bandits since 1914. Through systematic patrolling which culminated in a number of brief, sharp clashes, the 8th Marines eliminated Haitian banditry that had lasted more than a hundred years. The 8th Marines was inactivated again in 1925. 
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In Harm's Way  The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors, Stanton, Doug
14 Stanton, Doug In Harm's Way The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
Henry Holt and Company 2001 1567317979 / 9781567317978 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and dust jacket look new. Dust in protective mylar cover. Signed by Ensign Harlan Twible one of the survivors. "On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia." The definitive account of a little-known chapter in World War II history, In Harm's Way is destined to become a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage.(Review) In July 1945, Ensign Twible served as a gunnery officer on the USS Indianapolis. The ship had just delivered the atomic bomb and was sailing home when it was attacked by a Japanese submarine. Twible recounted "We were under secret orders, so nobody knew we were hit," "The bow was blown off the ship....Here I was, an Ensign, and I had to give the order to abandon ship," Rare work. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 333 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Related 
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The Wewak mission  Coastwatchers at war in New Guinea, Veale, Lionel
15 Veale, Lionel The Wewak mission Coastwatchers at war in New Guinea
Ashmore City, Australia L.P.V. Veale 1996 0646283162 / 9780646283166 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by author. "To Bob, Lionel Veale, 8/8/96". Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. This book tells the story of a Coastwatch Mission which took four Australian soldiers on an amazing expedition deep into Japanese held territory in the north of New Guinea. The Coastwatchers, also known as the Coast Watch Organisation, Combined Field Intelligence Service or Section C, Allied Intelligence Bureau, were Allied military intelligence operatives stationed on remote Pacific islands during World War II to observe enemy movements and rescue stranded Allied personnel. They played a significant role in the Pacific Ocean theatre and South West Pacific theatre, particularly as an early warning network during the Guadalcanal campaign. Rare. ; Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 310 pages; Signed by Author 
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