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A Brief History of Salter's Point

By: Alice Flanders Jeffries and Rita Evelyn Steele

Price: $29.99

Publisher: Padanaram, MA, Village Bookshop, 1971

Edition: Reprint Edition


History and photos of Salter's Point, a private summer community on Buzzard's Bay in South Dartmouth, MA. Reprint of the second edition. View more info

A Genius at his Trade C. Raymond Hunt and His Remarkable Boats

By: Grayson, Stan

Price: $99.99

Publisher: New Bedford, Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 2015

Edition: First Edition


Foreword by Llewellyn Howland III. His designs include The Boston Whaler and the Concordia Yawls. 290 pages. B&W photos throughout. Including Concordia 41 Harrier, and Java Ex Escape. View more info

A Genius at his Trade C. Raymond Hunt and His Remarkable Boats

By: Grayson, Stan

Price: $149.99

Publisher: New Bedford, Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Signed by the author on the title page, not inscribed to anyone. Foreword by Llewellyn Howland III. His designs include The Boston Whaler and the Concordia Yawls. 290 pages. B&W photos throughout. Including Concordia 41 Harrier, and Java Ex Escape. View more info

A History of the Town of Achusnet, Bristol County State of Massachusetts

By: Howland, Franklyn

Price: $99.99

Publisher: New Bedford, MA, Self Published, 1907

Edition: First Edition


Bright red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Some fraying to the spine ends. Rarely seen in the original hardcover format. This is not a print on demand book! Includes B&W photos throughout and important biographies including the Tripps, Nye, Spooner, Parker, Pope, Howland, Davis, Dillingham, Ashley, Brownell and many more. Many old newspaper articles from the 20s laid in loosely, some referencing Col. EHR Green. View more info

A History of the Town of Achusnet, Bristol County State of Massachusetts

By: Howland, Franklyn

Price: $199.99

Publisher: New Bedford, MA, Self Published, 1907

Edition: First Edition


Bright red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Some fraying to the spine ends. Rarely seen in the original hardcover format. This is not a print on demand book! Includes B&W photos throughout and important biographies including the Tripps, Nye, Spooner, Parker, Pope, Howland, Davis, Dillingham, Ashley, Brownell and many more. Laid in loosely is the brochure celebrating the 75th Anniversary Exercises of the Town of Acushnet. Gilt topstain, tight and clean. View more info

a Life in Boats, the Years Before the War

By: Howland, Waldo

Price: $139.99

Publisher: New London, Mystic Seaport Museum, 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


New Bedford, South Dartmouth and Padanaram, J Boats and Concordia. The author was the founder of The Concordia Boat Works, Padanaram, S. Dartmouth, MA. The author signs his name, Padanarum and the date, August 1992 on the half-title page, not inscribed to anyone. View more info

A List of Log Books of Whaling Voyages in the Collection of the Melville Whaling Room in the Free Public Library New Bedford, Massachusetts

By: Reginald B. Hegarty

Price: $49.99

Publisher: New Bedford, reynolds-Dewalt, 1963

Edition: First Edition


B&W photos throughout. The list gives the name of the Bark or Ship, the Captain, the years, and the Agent, example: Shp. Abigail, Captain Benjamin Clark, 1831-1835 and the agent C.W. Morgan. The data was compiled from the records of the Melville Whaling Room and the New Bedford Public Library. Excellent source for the scholar. Laid in loosely aare two pamphlets "Salt Spray and Sperm Whales" by James S. Healey. View more info

A Man for All Oceans Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World

By: Grayson, Stan

Price: $129.99

Publisher: Thomaston, ME, Tilbury House, 2017

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Signed and dated by Grayson on the title page, not inscribed to anyone. Photos and charts throughout, Grayson devoted 12 years of research to this volume gaining much new material and insights about Slocum. The definitive biography. By the author of A Genius at His Trade C. Raymond Hunt and His Remarkable Boats, also for sale by this bookseller. True first edition with the full and correct number string on the copyright page, very scarce signed! View more info

A Man for All Oceans Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World

By: Grayson, Stan

Price: $39.99

Publisher: Thomaston, ME, Tilbury House, 2017

Edition: First Edition


Photos and charts throughout, Grayson devoted 12 years of research to this volume gaining much new material and insights about Slocum. The definitive biography. By the author of A Genius at His Trade C. Raymond Hunt and His Remarkable Boats, also for sale by this bookseller. True first edition with the full and correct number string on the copyright page. View more info

A Man for All Oceans Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World

By: Grayson, Stan

Price: $39.99

Publisher: Thomaston, ME, Tilbury House, 2017

Edition: First Edition


Photos and charts throughout, Grayson devoted 12 years of research to this volume gaining much new material and insights about Slocum. The definitive biography. By the author of A Genius at His Trade C. Raymond Hunt and His Remarkable Boats, also for sale by this bookseller. True first edition with the full and correct number string on the copyright page. View more info

A Picture History of New Bedford Volume Two 1925-1980

By: Joseph D. Thomas, Alfred H. Saulniers, Natalie A. White, Marsha L. McCabe, Jay Avila, (editors)

Price: $149.99

Publisher: New Bedford, MA, Spinner Publications, 2013

Edition: First Edition Limited Issue

Inscription: Signed by Author


372 pages, limited/signed by all the editors, #662 of 1000 issued in hardcover, 1925-1941 Stacks to Masts, 1942-1960 War and Peace, 1960-1980 Wiinds of Change, fully illustrated with B&W photos. Included is an important bibliography. Lists and photos of all the mayors in the front. Scarce in the limited/signed edition. View more info

A Wind to Shake the World

By: Allen, Everett S.

Price: $49.99

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown, 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Signed and inscribed by the author on the half-title page. The story of the 1938 hurricane. The DJ is price clipped. No internal writing or marks. Includes B&W photos. The DJ has edgewear and minor chips.. The hurricane of 1938 hit on the author's first day of reporting for the New Bedford Standard Times newspaper. View more info

A Wind to Shake the World

By: Allen, Everett S.

Price: $59.99

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown, 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Signed and inscribed by the author on the half-title page. The story of the 1938 hurricane. The DJ is un clipped. No internal writing or marks. Includes B&W photos. The top edge has some age marks. The hurricane of 1938 hit on the author's first day of reporting for the New Bedford Standard Times newspaper. View more info

A Window Back: Photography in a Whaling Port

By: Nicholas Whitman

Price: $39.99

Publisher: New Bedford, Spinner Pubns, 1997

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Hundreds of Vintage B&W photos of New Bedford, the area and the Whaling Era. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Not inscribed to anyone. View more info

A Window on the Azores (Uma Janela Sobre os acores)

By: N/A

Price: $29.99

Publisher: Bermuda, Bermuda National Gallery,


An exhibition of 20th Century Art from the Azores. 96 pages. Laid in is the announcement of the sole US showing at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Text in English and Portuguese. View more info