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1 Becker, Ethel Anderson HERE COMES THE POLLY
Seattle, Washington: Superior Publishing Company, (1971). First edition. Hardcover. One corner tip minutely bumped, red remainder dot to lower page edges, else nearly fine in black stamped leatherette, in an age-toned and rubbed pictorial dust jacket that shows one short closed edge tear to the rear panel. Quarto. 
Illustrated "biography" of the gunboat "Politkofsy"--built for the Russian fur trade circa 1861 and transferred to the U.S. in 1867, when it was transformed into a work tug. Fascinating gallery of rare photos by E.A. Hegg, Asahel Curtis and F.H. Nowell. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 de la Croix, Robert SHIPS OF DOOM: True Tales of the Sea
New York: The John Day Company, (1962). First U.S. edition. Translated from the French by Edward Fitzgerald. 192pp. Hardcover. Light wear to the edges, else a fine copy in black cloth stamped in yellow; in pictorial dust jacket with a trace of edgewear and one very short closed edge tear and attendant mild creasing. A lovely copy. Splendid jacket art by Charles Walker. 
Fifth in de la Croix's series of books on mysteries and adventures of navigation history focuses on sea-going disasters, both famous and little-known. First published in France as NAVIRES SAN RETOUR and in England as SHIPS THAT DID NOT RETURN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Long, Dwight SAILING ALL SEAS IN THE IDLE HOUR
(London): Adlard Coles Limited, (1974). 0229115462 / 9780229115464 Reprint. Mariners Library publication. Hardcover. Very mild bump to the lower spine edge, else near fine in pebbled blue boards with deep-blue titles and decorations to the spine; in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Small 8vo. 320 pages; 11 b&w plates; 2 diagrams; 1 double page map; and appendix. 
Long, a true sea-wanderer, tells the yarn of his well-sailed, stout little 32 foot craft, "Idle Hour," as it weathered hurricanes, avoided reefs and went traveling around the world to exotic far-off islands. Foreword by Alan Villiers. 
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