Hardcover. NY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR on title page. Clean, tight hardcover. In the summer of 1851, the clipper Flying Cloud made the journey from New York City to San Francisco in a record-breaking 89 days and 21 hours despite several setbacks and dangers along the way. Much of the credit for that voyage goes to Ellen Prentiss Creesy, the ship's navigator. Based on the true story of that voyage, this book expertly describes Prentiss's early life, her love for the sea and the science of navigation, her marriage to Captain Perkins Creesy, and their remarkable accomplishment. Readers will find this fictionalized account gripping and inspiring. McCully's excellent watercolor illustrations include a number of period details and add a sense of movement and drama to the already exciting text. An author's note gives the factual background for the story, and a brief glossary serves to familiarize readers with nautical terms.
Hardcover. New York, Sports Illustrated, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, IHardcover, 256 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Light edgewear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. In it's 47 years of publication, "Sports Illustrated"'s annual Swimsuit issue has put the 'super' in the careers of countless supermodels. The man who showcased these beautiful faces in such beautiful places? Legendary photographer Walter Iooss Jr., who now shares his personal catalogue of swimsuit shots through the years, annotated with recollections, journal entries, personal collages and private snapshots. With 272 large-format pages of iconic imagery.
Hardcover. Santa Barbara CA, T. Adler Books, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. 127 b&w and 100 duotone illustrations. Designed by Tom Adler. Ron Church"s images of surfing's first organized contests-at once mundane and heroic-caught the sport in a time of change.