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RESCUE OF THE BOUNTY: DISASTER AND SURVIVAL IN SUPERSTORM SANDY
Written by Michael J. Tougias; Douglas A. Campbell.
Stock no. 2133338
Published by Scribner. 1st 2014. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
The harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of 'Bounty' - the tall ship used int he classic 1962 movie 'Mutiny on the Bounty' - which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. Blue cloth spine with silver title, blue paper boards. B/w photos. 227 pages. ISBN: 9781476746630. Spine very slightly bumped. Wrapper lightly rubbed at edges with a vertical crease on rear flap.
Hurricane Sandy, The Sailing Ship Bounty, And a Courageous Rescue at Sea. White paperboards, grey spine with silver title. B/w plates. 288 pages. ISBN: 9780451465764. Spine slightly bumped. Wrapper slightly rubbed at edges. Black mark to lower edge of textblock not affecting contents which are fine.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 1902616138.
Oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0860236005.
Twenty-four Disasters at Sea. Two centuries of maritime history, from the near-disastrous race across the Atlantic between paddle-steamers in 1838 to the 'Caribbean Breeze' under Iranian attack in 1985. Black boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0709041918. Dustwrapper spine slightly faded and rear panel a little scuffed.
Blue cardwraps. A fascinating account of some of the ships which have foundered in The Bristol Channel, which has one of the highest tidal ranges in the world, and which opens out to the ferociousness of the Atlantic Ocean. Accounts include details of the courage and heroism displayed by seamen, and those who have risked their lives to save them. ISBN: 1853061530. SIGNED by author on title page (no dedication). Small white sticker to rear cover.
The adventure of the author in 1933 when he sailed from Tahiti to Pitcairn. Some uneven fading and a little mottling to covers. Vertical creasing to some pages of prelims. Page browning with a little foxing. Wrapper is a bit grubby with some creasing and small nicks.
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.
Black boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0285630512. A few grubby marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is faded to spine, with some edge-creasing.
Based on the photography of Gibsons of Scilly from the 1860's. Large oblong format. ISBN: 0224010530. Wrapper edge rubbed with a couple of tiny nicks.
A true story of cannibalism in an open boat. Blue cloth, white titles and vignette. 7 woodcuts by Kurt Wiese, 7 b/w photographs. 271 pages. A few scattered foxspots to prelims else contents fine. Covers bright.
A study of the effects on marine life of the oil pollution caused by the shipwreck of the Torry Canyon. Colour and b/w photos.