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Forester, C.S.
Commodore Hornblower.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner name on the front pastedown in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Commodore Hornblower works as a historical novel of the Napoleonic era and as a reminder of the immense struggles and sacrifices of warfare. The book begins with Hornblower leaving his new wife and son to return to sea. How poignant this passage must have been for the first post-war readers. Hornblower, now in charge of a small squadron, must take his ships into the Baltic past hostile Danes and Swedes who maintain a sinister neutrality. What follows is a series of naval and land engagements that are typical of this type of novel. The battle scenes are both exciting and exhilarating yet horrifying at the same time. During his stint in the Baltic, Hornblower rubs shoulders with the Tsar of Russia, Marshal Bernadotte of Sweden and the warrior/philosopher Clausewitz. Hornblower must try and win over those hanging onto to neutrality by a thread and those siding with the tyrant Napoleon. As always he acquits himself well although he is his own worst critic.

Price: $175.00
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Forester, C.S.
The Commodore.
Near Fine copy with a bookplate on teh front pastedown in a Very Good plus dust jacket with some shallow chipping to the head of the spine. Commodore Hornblower works as a historical novel of the Napoleonic era and as a reminder of the immense struggles and sacrifices of WWII. the book begins with Hornblower leaving his new wife and son to return to sea. How poignant this passage must have been for the first post-war readers. Hornblower, now in charge of a small squadron, must take his ships into the Baltic past hostile Danes and Swedes who maintain a sinister neutrality. What follows is a series of naval and land engagements that are typical of this type of novel. The battle scenes are both exciting and exhilarating yet horrifying at the same time. During his stint in the Baltic, Hornblower rubs shoulders with the Tsar of Russia, Marshal Bernadotte of Sweden and the warrior/philosopher Clausewitz. Hornblower must try and win over those hanging onto to neutrality by a thread and those siding with the tyrant Napoleon. As always he acquits himself well although he is his own worst critic.

Price: $210.00
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[Nautical Fiction] Forester, C.S.
Lord Hornblower.
A Near Fine copy in a Very Good plus, unclipped dust jacket. This book concludes Hornblower's private war with Napoleon. Mutiny is the subject, but not by Hornblower's men. Before the problem is solved the audacious Admiral broadens the action and, immeasurably aided by his faithful captain, Bush, secures a breach in Napoleon's defenses.

Price: $350.00
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[Nautical Fiction] O'Brian, Patrick.
H.M.S. Surprise.
A Near Fine copy with a worn spot to the top edge of the front board and a previous owner's embossment to the flyleaf in a Very Good plus price clipped dust jacket with edge wear to the extremities. This is the third installment in the Jack Aubrey series and the last title published in the US by Lippincott..

Price: $375.00
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[Northwest Maritime] Faber, Jim.
Steamers Wake. Voyaging Down the Old Marine Highways of Puget Sound, British Columbia, and the Columbia River.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. The author chronicles the history of paddlewheel steamers and screw steamers that plied the Columbia and Fraser rivers and later on Puget Sound. The 260 photographs that illustrate this large format volume capture scenes of gold seekers, beach picnics, boat races and launchings.

Price: $95.00
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[Puget Sound Ferries] Russell, Steven J.
Kalakala : Magnificent Vision Recaptured.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This is the well researched history of the world's first streamlined ferryboat built during the depression. It's famous art deco design and shape is unique in maritime construction. This is the single best history of the Kalakala, fully illustrated with many vintage photographs of an era long gone.

Price: $125.00
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[Washington Ferryboats] Kline, M.S. and G.A. Bayless.
Ferryboats: A Legend on Puget Sound.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright price-clipped dust jacket. This is the most comprehensive history and photographic documentation of the Puget Sound ferryboat system--the largest inland waterway fleet in the United States. 401 pages fully illustrated.

Price: $125.00
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