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WARNER, WILLIAM W. “Beautiful Swimmers – Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay”. Little Brown. Boston. Atlantic Monthly Press 1976. First Edition. VG- in a VG- DJ (previous tape marks from the DJ being taped to the covers present on both the DJ & boards. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Drawings by Consuelo Hanks.
From the Jacket: “In the tradition of Rachel Carson’s The Edge of the Sea and Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, William W. Warner’s Beautiful Swimmers is a book that delights and informs general readers and naturalists alike; a complete buy humane natural history of the pugnacious, succulent Atlantic blue crab which, in both its hard-and soft-shell forms, graces millions of American tables; a study of the Chesapeake Bay – its history; its winds and tides, its gradations of depth, temperature, and salinity – which provides more crabs for human consumption than any other body of water in the world; and a colorful account of the watermen who make their living pursuing the blue crab.” – 304 Pages Price: $50.00
MICHENER, JAMES A.: “Chesapeake”. Random House, New York. 1978 First Edition. SIGNED by Michener. FINE in a FINE DJ. Laid in is a letter to the previous owner of his copy of Kroch’s & Brentano’s ‘Circle Club’ member’s notice of this copy of “Chesapeake” signed by Michener. – Pages – 865 Price: $200.00
BODINE, A. AUBREY: “Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater” Hastings House. 1954 First Edition. SIGNED by Bodine. VG in a G DJ.
From the Jacket: “This is the first photographic study ever published of the historic Chesapeake and its fabulous country. It has been compiled by one of America’s most distinguished photographers.
The 220 magnificent photographs in this 144 page book were selected by Mr. Bodine as his favorites from the many thousands of pictures he has made of the Bay and of tidewater Maryland, Delaware and Virginia during the past twenty-seven years.” – Price: $50.00 – Sold
BREWINGTON, M. V.: “Chesapeake Bay Bugeyes”. Museum Publication No. 8. The Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, Virginia 1941. First Edition VG. FINE
I. The Ancestors of the Bugeye l
II. The Bugeye’s Hull 7
III. Deck and Hull Fittings 25
IV. Sails and Spars 43
V. Ironwork and Rigging 51
VI. Bugeye Builders 62
I. The Origin of the Word Bugeye 75
II. Oyster Gear 82
III. Specifications of a Frame Bugeye 91
IV. Rigging Specifications 92
V. Roster of Bugeyes 93
Reverences and Notes 109
Numerous Fold-Out Plates at rear of Bugeye drawings