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1 (Ransome, Arthur). Hunt, Peter ARTHUR RANSOME
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1991). First edition. Twayne's English Author Series #484. Hardcover. Near fine in like dust jacket. Illustrated with reproductions of drawings from Ransome's books and frontispiece photo of the author. Vivid study of the ''father of modern British children's literature.'' 
Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons" series dramatically changed the course of writing for children in his realistic depiction of ordinary children as they "mess about in boats" in the Lake District that Ransome helped turn into a national landmark. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Dunnett, Dorothy DOLLY AND THE NANNY BIRD
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. 0394523768 / 9780394523767 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a like dust jacket with artwork by Fred Marcellino. 
Nanny Joanna is the eponymous bird, and the DOLLY, as always, is the sailboat owned by celebrated, near-sighted portrait painter Johnson Johnson, who secretly works for British Intelligence. Fifth in the series. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Gaby, James, Capt. MATE IN SAIL
(Artarmon): (Antipodean Publishers), (1974). First edition. Hardcover. Boards slightly splayed, minor damp rifling to a few pages, else a near fine copy in colorfully illlustrated dust jacket with a few short closed edgetears. 
Quarto. 287 pages, glossary. Profusely illustrated with text and photographic plates, reproductions from paintings, some in color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Hues, Robert TRACTATUS DE GLOBIS ET EORUM USU: A Treatise Descriptive of the Globes Constructed by Emery Molyneux, and Published in 1592
London: The Hakluyt Society, (1889). B00085Q2KY First edition thus: bound with SAILING DIRECTIONS FOR THE CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF ENGLAND AND FOR A VOYAGE TO THE STRAITS OF GIBRALTAR. Hardcover. Inner hinges have a hairline crack, not affecting the tight, sound binding; slight tanning to the half-title and rear fly pages, otherwise a very good copy in decoratively embossed blue cloth with image of the ship Victoria, in gold, on the front cover. 
Edited with annotated indexes and an introduction by Clements R. Markham. Frontispiece of The Molyneaux Celestial Globe, with the pages uncut throughout, a foldout map, and glossaries. Hakluyt Society publication number 79. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 Knobl, Kuno with Arno Dennig TAI KI: To the Point of No Return
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1976). First English language edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Translated by Rita and Robert Kimber. 276 pages. Tall octavo. Illustrated with 84 pages of color photographs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Pinchot, Gifford B. LOKI AND LOON: A Lifetime Affair with the Sea
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Upper corner tips very very lightly bruised, else a sharp, near fine copy in photo-pictorial dust jacket that exhibits some light wear to the extremities. 
The anecdotal sailing adventures of Giff and Sally Pinchot including voyages to Tahiti and Norway, races to Bermuda, cruises to Maine and Nova Scotia and the Caribbean. Illustrated with color and b&w photographs. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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