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(Naval Gastronomy) Grossman, Anne C. & Lisa Grossman Thomas.
Lobscouse & Spotted Dog: Which is a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels. Foreword by Patrick O'Brian.
A Fine copy in a Fine clipped dust jacket. "Spotted Dog" is a kind of pudding and is also the favorite pudding of Jack Aubrey, the fictional creation of writer Patrick O'Brian. Aubrey's adventures as an officer of the British Navy--and those of his friend and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin--during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars have been masterfully detailed in O'Brian's many novels; now Anne Chotzinoff Grossman and her daughter, Lisa Grossman, take readers on a culinary adventure through the kitchens and cuisine of the early 19th century. Since food figures prominently in O'Brian's novels, his fans will already be familiar with such names as Skillygalee, Drowned Baby, Soused Hog's Face, and Jam Roly-Poly, but they may wonder exactly what those dishes are. Lobscouse and Spotted Dog makes it all clear: Skillygalee, for example, is oatmeal gruel, while Drowned Baby is similar to Spotted Dog, only without the currants and eggs. And Spotted Dog is...? You'll find the recipe in the Grossmans' book, along with excerpts from the Aubrey/Maturin novels and many other authentic 19th-century dishes to test your sense of adventure, your culinary prowess, and possibly your waistline. Lobscouse and Spotted Dog is more than a cookbook--it's a window into the past, and a delightful gastronomic companion to the novels of Patrick O'Brian.

Price: $125.00
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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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O'Brian, Patrick.
Men-of-War. Life in Nelson's Navy.
First US Printing. A Fine tight copy of the hardcover edition in a Near Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. This fully illustrated book provides a rich overview of the historical background to O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series, including in-depth descriptions of the various ships, the guns, the sailors, and life at sea.

Price: $100.00
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[Horatio Hornblower] Perrett, Bryan.
The Real Hornblower: The Life and Times of Admiral Sir James Gordon, GCB.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. Ever since C.S. Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower began to delight readers, there has been speculation that his adventures were based on the career of a real naval officer. Several names were suggested, but the general conclusion was that Hornblower was a composite character. In this thoroughly researched book the author argues convincingly that Forester's model was Adm. James Gordon, a flesh-and-blood hero of Nelson's navy. Gordon entered the Royal Navy as a semi-literate eleven-year-old and rose to become Admiral of the Fleet. He took part in major sea battles, frigate actions, single-ship duels, and operations far behind enemy lines. It was the fire of Gordon's ships against Fort McHenry that inspired the American national anthem. In telling the largely unknown story of Admiral Gordon's active service career, the book will be appreciated not only by the readers of the adventures of Hornblower, but also by those interested in the naval warfare of the Napoleonic period.

Price: $75.00
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[Hornblower Series] Forester, C.S.
Lieutenant Hornblower.
A Fine copy in a bright Fine unclipped dust jacket with just a hint of wear to the spine. In this tale of turmoil and triumph on the high seas, Horatio Hornblower emerges from his apprenticeship as midshipman to face new responsibilities thrust upon him by the fortunes of war between Napoleon and Spain. Enduring near-mutiny, bloody hand-to-hand combat with Spanish seamen, deck-splintering sea battles, and the violence and horror of life on the fighting ships of the Napoleonic Wars, the young lieutenant distinguishes himself in his first independent command. He also faces an adventure unique in his experience: Maria.

Price: $175.00
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[Hornblower] Forester, C.S.
The Hornblower Companion.
A Near Fine copy with some light wear to bottom edge of the rear board in a Very good plus unclipped dust jacket with some light soiling and creasing to rear panel. In this beautifully illustrated book, the popular novelist provides a historical naval context to the adventures of the hero of his many books, Horatio Hornblower. Thirty-full-page maps help the reader follow Hornblower's world travels and decorative sketches convey the atmosphere as well as the actions. In this original edition, the book explains how Forester assembled his plots and what events in the Royal Navy inspired the adventures he wrote about.

Price: $235.00
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[Nautical Fiction] Forester, C.S.
Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies.
A Fine tight, clean copy save for a small price sticker shadow on the flyleaf in a Fine bright unclipped dj. Horatio Hornblower, now Admiral, sails over seas as challenging as any in his victorious career. As admiral in charge of His Britannic Majesty's West Indies Station he is as gallant, daring, implosive as ever. In this tense time after Napoleon's defeat, all kinds of vagabonds, revolutionaries, Imperial Guards. and pirates come sailing into the waters where Hornblower is working his small contingent of naval vessels to preserve the peace and eliminate piracy. With intrepid daring and brilliant strategies, Hornblower wins his victories. With this series of adventures, Volume 11, Hornblower's professional life as a British naval officer reaches its climax, not in a battle against men, but against nature. Here the inner Hornblower shows his colors.

Price: $175.00
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[Nautical Fiction] Forester, C.S.
Hornblower and the Hotspur.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine clipped dust jacket with light edgewear to the spine, a closed edge tear and internally tape reinforced at the head of the spine. The time April 1803. Hornblower who, directly after his wedding ceremony, is ordered to take his ship, the HMS Hotspur, to observe the French coast, Channel ports, and around to the Bay of Biscay. This, his first command as Master and Commander, gives ample opportunity to help thwart the ambitions of Napoleon, who is building ships and amassing supplies for an attempt to cross the Channel and invade England. At 27, Hornblower has already had adventures which have brought him praise and notice. And with the Hotspur his exploits tumble one after the other. Reconnaissance, daring shore raids, cutting out expeditions and skillful navigating in treacherous tidal waters bring the reality of the blockade to the fore.

Price: $150.00
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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.
21: The Unfinished Twenty First Novel In The Aubrey/Maturin Series.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. "21" is subtitled as the "Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey." This unfinished novel in the Aubrey/Maturin series picks up where number 20 "Blue at the Mizzen" left off with Jack Aubrey receiving news that he has been elevated to flag rank with orders to sail to the South African station. These three chapters are presented in both printed and facsimile manuscript form.

Price: $95.00
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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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[Nautical Fiction] O'Brian, Patrick.
Master and Commander.
This is the true First Printing, preceding the UK edition by one year. A Very Good plus copy with a previous owner inscription on the flyleaf. The price clipped jacket has a closed edge tear, a closed tear to the fold of the rear flap and chipping to the bottom edge of the spine. There is also some of the usualy rubbing to the rear jacket panel. Overall a very respectable copy of an increasingly difficult book to locate in collector's condition. The first book in the Aubrey/Maturin series that inspired the film starring Russell Crowe.

Price: $900.00
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[Nautical Fiction] O'Brian, Patrick.
Patrick O'Brian: Critical Essays and a Bibliography. Edited by A.E. Cunningham.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This compilation of essays is an appreciation of Patrick O'Brian's writing life, and includes "Samphire" one of O'Brian's best-known short stories. The bibliography is a comprehensive and authoritative account of O'Brian's books and writing as of 1994. A must resource for anyone interested in the works of O'Brian.

Price: $90.00
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[Nautical Fiction] O'Brian, Patrick.
The Commodore.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Aubrey and Maturin return home to England, where the surgeon-cum-intelligence-agent discovers that his wife has disappeared. As if such a domestic crisis weren't enough, the intrepid pair are also dispatched to the Gulf of Guinea to suppress the slave trade and to Ireland to rebuff an impending French invasion.

Price: $175.00
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[Nautical Fiction] O'Brian, Patrick.
The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey. Foreword by William Waldegrave.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright pictorial dust jacket. This is the last Aubrey novel that O'Brian was working on when he passed away. The story, presented here in both a printed and a facsimile manuscript version, follows on from where "Blue at the Mizzen" ends.

Price: $75.00
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[Nautical Fiction] O'Brian, Patrick.
The Mauritius Command.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Review copy with promotional material laid in. Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command?until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French-held islands of Mauritius and La Réunion. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains?Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity pushes his crew to the verge of mutiny.

Price: $350.00
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[Nautical Fiction] O'Brian, Patrick.
The Nutmeg of Consolation.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket.

Price: $175.00
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[Nautical Fiction] O'Brian, Patrick.
The Nutmeg of Consolation.
A Very Good plus copy with soiling to the top edge in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket.

Price: $95.00
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[Nautical Fiction] O'Brian, Patrick.
The Nutmeg of Consolation.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the whimsy and ingenuity of Patrick O'Brian—or Stephen Maturin—could devise. In command now of a new ship, the Nutmeg, Aubrey pursues his interrupted mission. The dreadful penal colony in New South Wales, harrowingly described, is the backdrop to a diplomatic crisis provoked by Maturin's Irish temper, and to a near-fatal encounter with the wildlife of the Australian outback.

Price: $195.00
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[Nautical Fiction] O'Brian, Patrick.
The Truelove.
A Very Good copy with a previous owner inscription on the flyleaf in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket with two short closed edge tears to the spine.

Price: $65.00
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[Nautical Lexicon] King, Dean.
A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This comprehensive lexicon provides definitions of nautical terms, historical entries describing the people and political events that shaped the period, and detailed explanations of the scientific, medical, and biblical references that appear in the novels.

Price: $75.00
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