Book titles on Nautical & Nautical History
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    American Neptune:  The American Neptune A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History 13 Issues.  Salem, Mass.: The Peabody Museum of Salem, January 1973 to January 1976. . A complete run of 13 issues of The American Neptune all in very good or better conditions in heavy printed paper wraps with glued bindings. Without dust jackets as issued. This collection includes: Vol. XXXII, Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4. Volume XXXIV, Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4. Volume XXXV, Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4; and, Volume XXXVI, Number 1.
    TB22762  $80.00



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    Anon.:  The Mariner's Chronicle: Containing Narrative Of The Most Remarkable Disasters At Sea.  New Haven: George W. Gorton, 1835. Reprint of 1835. Good+ in full leather (calf) covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8 by 4 1/2 inches with the leather at the edges and joints of the boards rubbed, the leather at the upper 1/2" of the front joint is cracked and there are spots of dampness stains to the end sheets. The gilt text and decorations on the spine are well worn. The binding remains tight and strong with not loose or damaged pages. 504 pages of text. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and twelve engraved plates. The full title reads: "The Mariner's Chronicle: Containing Narrative Of The Most Remarkable Disasters At Sea, Such As Shipwrecks, Storms, Fires, And Famines. Also Naval Engagements, Piratical Adventures, Incidents of Discovery, and Other Extraordinary And Interesting Occurrences." A collection of 47 stories of ship wrecks, battles and loss of life. (Sabin, 44588)
    TB29132  $100.00




  • Baynham, Henry:  Before The Mast Naval Ratings of the Nineteenth Century.  London: Hutchinson, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine, with a prior name on the first free end paper and minor discolorations on the verso of the fly title page and on the verso of the frontispiece. In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped front flap but with two tape repairs on the verso of the jacket at the ends of the spine area mending two closed tears. 224 pages containing an index, glossary, text and illustrated with period art and photographs. The author provides an authoritative study of the sailor's life in the British Navy which is a sequel to his book: From the Lower Deck.
    TB15877  $25.00




  • Beach, Captain Edward L.:  The United States Navy 200 Years.  New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 564 pages including an index, bibliography, appendix, text with two sections of photographs all of which provide the author's 200 year history of the U.S. Navy.
    TB13142  $12.00




  • Bennett, Geoffrey:  The Battle of Trafalgar.  (Annapolis): Naval Institute Press, 1977. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" high by 6" deep. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with wrap around cover art from a painting by George Chambers. 256 pages including an index, notes on the plates, a bibliography and text. Illustrated with a section of maps, photographs and reproductions of contemporary works of art together with additional line drawings within the text.
    TB23070  $15.00



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    Bligh, William:  A Voyage to the South Seas.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1975. Limited Edition. Fine in light tan buckram with a gilt on black leather title label on the spine and light brown illustrations on the front and rear boards. A folio measuring 14" by 9 1/2" with map end sheets. In a very good+ glassine dust jacket with a 1" closed tear over the spine area. The book and its jacket are contained within a fine black, paper covered slip case. One of only 2,000 copies printed, this copy noted as number 881 on the last page of text whereon the illustrator and book designer have signed their names. 150 pages of text illustrated with four color plates and drawings by Geoffrey C. Ingleton and with an introduction by Alan Villiers. The full title reads: "A Voyage to the South Seas Undertaken by Command of His majesty for the purpose of conveying the Bread-Fruit Tree to the West Indies in His Majesty's Ship Bounty commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh including an account of the Mutiny on board the said ship and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew in the ship's boat from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch Settlement in the East Indies." A beautiful, clean, crisp and tight copy with no marks, notations or prior owner's book plates.
    TB25718  $90.00



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    Bowditch, Nathaniel:  The American Practical Navigator Being An Epitome Of Navigation And Nautical Astronomy.  Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1896. . Good in full calf leather covered boards with three dark brown leather title labels on the spine with gilt text. A small quarto of 10 3/8 by 7 inches with the upper two inches of the joints separated, the leather is worn through at the lower tips of the boards and is generally rubbed and scuffed on the boards. There is an early prior owner's name on the first and second free end pages. The contents are clean and unmarked. 643 pages of text with illustrations from line drawings throughout and two fold-out plates.
    TB31946  $150.00



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    Bray, Maynard, and Carlton Pinheiro:  Herreshoff of Bristol A Photographic History of America's Greatest Yacht and Boat Builders.  Brooklin, Maine: Woodenboat Publications, n.d. [1989]. First Edition. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with metallic green text on the spine. A quarto of 11 by 9 3/4 inches. In a fine, price clipped dust jacket. 241 pages including photo credits, an index, bibliography, text and illustrated throughout with images from black and white photographs.
    TB31635  $65.00



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    Callo, Joseph F.:  Nelson Speaks Admiral Lord Nelson In His Own Words.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and light blue paper covered boards with metallic blue text stamped on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket (no price). 216 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB29825  $10.00



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    Corbett, Julian S.:  Fighting Instructions 1530-1816.  London: Conway Maritime Press, LTD., 1971, c1905. New Edition of 1971. Fine in bright green cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches with a ribbon place holder sewn in at the upper edge of the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. A facsimile reprint of the original printing of 1905. 366 pages including an index.
    TB28507  $30.00



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    Corbett, Julian S.:  Signals and Instructions 1776-1794.  London: Conway Maritime Press, LTD., 1971, c1909. New Edition of 1971. Fine in bright green cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches with a ribbon place holder sewn in at the upper edge of the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. A facsimile reprint of the original printing of 1909. 403 pages including an index, bibliography, appendices and text.
    TB28508  $30.00



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    Cram, W. Bartlett:  Picture History of New England Passenger Vessels.  Hampton Highlands, ME: Burntcoat Corporation, 1980. First Edition. Fine in bright blue paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine and with illustrated end papers. A quarto measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches. In a very good+ dust jacket with the original price intact on the front flap but with a 1/2" closed tear with related creasing at the upper edge of the spine area and with minor rubbing to the rear panel. 414 pages including an index with individual pages of photographs and details for 366 different vessels which sailed from 1850 to 1945 from Passamaquoddy Bay to Block Island.
    TB28643  $30.00



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    Crowninshield, Francis B.:  The Story Of George Crowninshield's Yacht Cleopatra's Barge On A Voyage Of Pleasure To The Western Islands And The Mediterranean 1816-1817.  Boston: Self Published, 1913. First Edition. Very good in red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the same on the front board and with gilt decorations on the rear board. A quarto of 11 by 8 1/4 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and worn and with the cloth worn through in several areas along the edge to the joints and along the extreme fore edge of the front board. The hinges are tight and strong and the contents are clean with no damage, foxing or tanning. 259 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with 41 plates and number of which fold-out. Each plate is separated with a laid-in tissue guard.
    TB29607  $150.00



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    Culver, Henry B.:  Forty Famous Ships Their Beginnings, Their Life Histories, Their Ultimate Fate.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1936. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in light green buckram cloth covered boards with green on black title blocks and decorations on the spine and illustrated end sheets. The cloth on the spine is faded as is the same around the edges of the boards and the end sheets are foxed near the hinges due to a reaction with the glues used in binding. Without its issued dust jacket. 320 pages including notes on each vessel, appendix, text and illustrated with line drawings and a color frontispiece and seven full page color plates all by Gordon Grant. The full title page reads: Forty Famous Ships Their Beginnings, Their Life Histories, Their Ultimate Fate Being a collection of short, pleasant and diverting, dissertations anent the several vessels therein comprehended, all of which have played their parts, some large, some small, in the great world drama of the sea, in acts of strife and in peaceful scenes, from the early christian era to the present day, how and why they gained their great reputations; and sundry facts relative to their dimensions, rigging, furniture, etc., etc., etc. Based upon the Accounts of Reputable and Reliable Authorities, both ancient and modern and devoid of technical or tiresome Refinements...."
    TB22755  $20.00



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    Cutler, Carl C.:  Greyhounds Of The Sea The Story Of The American Clipper Ship.  New York: Halcyon House, c1930 circa 1937. Reprint. Very good in blue cloth covered boards with slightly faded gilt text on the spine and gilt text on the front board, With map end sheets. The cloth is rubbed at the head and heel of the spine and at the edges of the boards. A prior owner's name and date of 1937 is written in pencil on the second free end page. The hinges and joints remain tight and strong. Without its issued dust jacket. A small quarto measuring 10 3/8 by 7 1/2 inches containing 592 pages including an index, bibliography, notes and references and appendices of ship measurements, the China-To-England Trade, record ship passages, California voyages, ship and sail plans. 117 illustrations consisting of 4 photogravures, 8 color plates, 51 half-tones, and reproductions of pen and ink drawings. Originally published in 1930 in New York by G. P. Putnam's Sons. Albion states: "The best single account, combining spirited style with full factual data on construction, dimensions, owners, masters and speed performances of each ship." (Albion, p. 31)
    TB31812  $20.00




  • Cutler, Carl G.:  Five Hundred Sailing Records of American Built Ships.  Mystic, Conn.: The Marine Historical Association, 1952. First Edition, First printing. Very good in heavy green paper wraps over an adhesive binding The outer edges of the wraps are slightly faded as is the spine area. An erratum slip is laid-in at the front of the text. 114 pages of text. The author provides sections dealing with Rate of Speed, Days' Runs (noon to noon), Transatlantic Passages, Sectional transatlantic runs, North-South Atlantic Passages, Atlantic-Pacific Passages, North Atlantic-India Passages, North Atlantic-China and Manila Passages, Atlantic-Australasian Passages and American Coastwise Passages.
    TB16382  $12.00



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    Dayton, Fred Erving:  Steamboat Days.  New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1925. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in dark blue, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed and lightly worn at the corners as is the same at the lower tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 436 pages of text illustrated throughout with a color frontispiece and line art by John Wolcott Adams. Per Albion, this title is a "Delightful general survey of American steamboating." (Albion, p. 37)
    TB22549  $25.00



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    De Kay, James Tertius:  A Rage for Glory The Life of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN.  New York: Free Press, (2004). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 brown cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 237 pages including an index and a section on notes and comments. Due initially to his daring feat of bravery during the Barbary Wars, Stephen Decatur (1799-1820) was one of the most popular and well respected naval commanders in America. He added to his fame with several naval victories during the War of 1812. His unfortunate death in 1820, a result of a duel with another naval commander, occurred near the height of his career with the then fledging Navy.
    TB29302  $20.00




  • deKay, James Tertius:  Monitor The Story of The Legendary Civil War Ironclad.  New York: Walker and Company, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a modest bump at the heel of the spine. In a near fine dust jacket due to a price clipped front flap. The full title reads: "Monitor The story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History." 247 pages including an index.
    TB14416  $7.00



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    Downer, Martyn:  Nelson's Purse The Mystery of Lord Nelson's Lost Treasures.  Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, (2004). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 copper colored paper and light brown paper covered boards with metallic blue text stamped on the spine and illustrated end sheets. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 424 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with four sections of photographs and reproductions of earlier works of art. A work which focuses on Nelson's best friend, Alexander Davidson who rose to prominence in British society as an agent, banker and significant businessman. His close friendship with Nelson gave him the opportunity to know and correspond with Nelson's wife, Fanny and his mistress, Emma. This book publishes, for the first time, many letters and notes from many people central to Nelson's life.
    TB30490  $20.00



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    Dunbaugh, Edwin L.:  Night Boat to New England 1815-1900.  New York and Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, (1992). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light yellow cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket 370 pages including an index, bibliographic essay, appendix and text. Illustrated with line drawings and images from black and white photographs. A well researched and readable account of the history of the steamboat trade throughout the 19th century which provided the major means of transportation between New York City, the Connecticut ports of Long Island Sound, Rhode Island and from Boston north to the ports of Maine.
    TB30833  $75.00




  • Falconer, John:  Sail & Steam A Century of Maritime Enterprise: 1840-1935.  Boston: David R. Godine, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with blind embossed text stamping on the front board. In a fine dust jacket. 192 pages of text and photographs from The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, England. A fascinating collection of images of sailing ships, their crews, ports, docks, cargos and the everyday life around shipping in the last two centuries.
    TB15229  $28.00



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    Fanning, Nathaniel:  Fanning's Narrative.  n.p. [Chicago]: LSC Communications, 2018. First Edition Thus. Fine in teal cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt borders both boards and the Lakeside Classic logo on the front board at the top of which is "LSC Communications" the new publisher of the Lakeside Classic titles. The top edge of the text block is gilt. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book remains in the original, publisher provided, shrink wrap. 346 pages including an index and text. Edited by Thomas Philbrick. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and plates from earlier works of art. Connecticut native, Thomas Fanning, provides this narrative of his life at sea during the American Revolution beginning in May of 1778 and ending with his return to New York in November of 1783 after the signing of the Treaty of Paris which brought the war to its final end. During his time at sea, Fanning served under John Paul Jones and experienced the battle with the HMS Serapis.
    TB31112  $65.00




  • Fay, Charles Edey:  Mary Celeste The Odyssey of an Abandoned Ship.  Salem, Mass.: Peabody Museum, 1942. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in blue denim cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed and worn and beginning to fray. Without a dust jacket. The trade edition of this title was somewhat abbreviated. 80 pages of test and illustrated with a four-panel, fold-out chart and several photographic reproductions.
    TB24501  $6.00




  • Forman, Werner, and Ronald Syme:  The Travels of Captain Cook.  New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1971. . Very near fine in royal blue cloth covered boards with white text on the spine and a white statue of Cook on the front board with illustrated end sheets. A small quarto measuring 11" by 9". Without its issued dust jacket. (180) pages of text. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art, photographs (both color and black and white) and maps.
    TB23582  $10.00



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    Fox, Uffa:  Uffa Fox's Second Book.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in the original light blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and a silver stamped design on the front board. The cloth on the spine is faded and heavily worn and rubbed through at the head and heel with some fraying. The cloth over the rear joint is rubbed through but remains tight. There is a prior owner's name neatly written in ink on the first free end sheet. Without a dust jacket (if it ever had one). 376 pages including a list of photographs, an index, text and extensively illustrated on virtually every page with "with over 350 photographs and diagrams." "A companion volume to Sailing, Seamanship and Yacht Construction." The line drawings of some of the earlier yachts are superb.
    TB22578  $75.00



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    Gibson, Gregory:  Demon of the Waters The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe.  Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in white and blue paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author and one of the illustrators, Erik Ronnberg, on the title page. With illustrations by Erik Ronnberg and Gary Tonkin. 308 pages including an index and chapter notes.
    TB29829  $20.00



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    Gilkerson, William:  American Whalers in the Western Arctic The Final Epoch Of The Great American Sailing Whaling Fleet.  Fairhaven, Mass.: Edward J. Lefkowicz, Inc., 1983. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 blue niger leather and buckram cloth with silver colored text stamped on the spine and on the front board. A folio of 15 1/8 by 19 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 320 copies which are quarter bound and have the extra suite of plates. This copy is identified as number 158 and signed by the author/artist on the limitation page at the rear of the book. Contained within this copy is the extra suite of twelve plates contained within heavy paper wrapper. Each plate is signed in pencil by the artist without a limitation number. 48 pages of text and illustrated with line art and color lithographic plates followed by the limitation page. An exquisite copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31544  $550.00



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    Gilkerson, William:  The Ships Of John Paul Jones.  n.p. [Annapolis]: United States Naval Academy Museum, The Beverly R. Robinson Collection and The Naval Institute Press, 1987. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in illustrated, white cloth covered boards with gray text on the spine and an illustration of sailing ship on the front board. An oblong octavo of 8 7/8 by 11 3/8 inches. In a very good+ unclipped (no price) dust jacket with a 2" closed tear to the lower edge of the front panel which has been repaired on the verso side with archival tape. 83 pages including acknowledgements, bibliography, list of plates and text. Illustrated with line drawings within the text and 13 plates, 11 of which are in color. A clean, tight and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30154  $35.00




  • Gilkerson, William:  The Scrimshander.  San Francisco: Troubador Press, 1975. First Paperbound Edition. Near fine in heavy illustrated paper wraps with modest soiling to the panels. "The nautical ivory worker and his art of scrimshaw, historical and contemporary." With an introduction by Karl Kortum. 119 pages including an index, bibliography, text, extensive black and white photographs, sketches and line drawings.
    TB15318  $20.00




  • Gosnell, Harpur Allan:  Before the Mast in The Clippers.  New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. First Limited Edition. Near fine in 3/4 red cloth and paper covered boards with a gilt on red title block fixed to the front board. In a good, glassine dust jacket with a very large chip to the rear panel and with smaller chips to the ends of the spine area and corners of the front panel. A limited edition copy. To a large degree the book is composed from entires from the diaries of Charles A. Abbey while he was at sea during the years 1856 to 1860 on-board a number of clipper ships. 286 pages of text, illustrations, and six fold-out maps together with extensive detail on the rigging of clipper vessels. One of only 950 copies printed this one being number 680.
    TB15793  $75.00




  • Grant, Bruce:  Isaac Hull Captain of Old Ironsides The Life and Fighting Times of Isaac Hull and the U. S. Frigate Constitution.  Chicago: Pellegrini and Cudahy, 1947. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in dark blue cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and a blind embossed seal on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and rubbed. Without its issued dust jacket. 416 pages including chapter notes, bibliography, text and illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB22531  $10.00




  • Graves, S. R.:  A Yachting Cruise In The Baltic.  London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1863. First Edition, First printing. Good+ in the publisher's original textured, deep purple, cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is heavily worn and frayed; however, the binding is tight and the joints and hinges are tight and strong. Without a dust jacket if it ever had one. 399 pages including appendices and text. Illustrated with a fold-out frontispiece, ten steel engravings (some are half tones) and six wood engravings. A few of the plates exhibit mild foxing. The author recounts his ten week cruise through the Baltic Sea in the summer of 1862.
    TB22571  $100.00



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    Greenhill, Basil, and Susan Manning:  The Schooner Bertha L. Downs.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light brown paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An oblong small quarto measuring 9 1'2" by 10" with dated gift inscription on the first free end page. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. One of the volumes in the Anatomy of the Ship series. 128 pages of text, extensive line drawings and photographs.
    TB24824  $25.00




  • Hanna, Jay S.:  Marine Carving Handbook.  Camden, ME: Int'l Marine Pub., 1975. 2nd Printing of 1976. Near fine. In a very good+ dust jacket with price clipped jacket flap and a 1" closed tear to the base of the front panel. "The design and making of billetheads, trailborads, and other marine carvings."
    TB07790  $12.00



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    Harbeck, Charles T.:  A Contribution To The Bibliography Of The History Of The United States Navy.  Cambridge, Mass.: The Riverside Press, 1906. Limited First Edition. Good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with a printed paper label on the spine. The paper label has tanned but there is no chipping and is only rubbed at its edges. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn and rubbed and just beginning to fray at the head of the spine. Without its issued dust jacket. This copy is identified as number 256 out of only 350 copies printed. 247 pages including an index. Many of the pages remain unopened. The book is organized according to historical events.
    TB21141  $50.00



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    Herreshoff, L. Francis:  Capt. Nat Herreshoff The Wizard Of Bristol.  New York: Sheridan House, (1953). First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with copper colored text on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. Sutitled: "The life and achievements of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, together with an account of some of the yachts he designed". 349 pages including an index, a partial list of Herreshoff-built boats and text. Illustrated with line drawings and a section of images from black and white photographs.
    TB31639  $50.00




  • Hough, Richard:  Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian The Men and the Mutiny.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1973. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a dent to the lower edge of the text block which appears to be a binder's error as there is no corresponding dent to the lower edges of the boards. There is also minor dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and only a hint of wear at the upper edge of the spine area. 320 pages including an index, notes on sources, a chronology, text and a section of photographs of period art work and maps together with deck plans, rigging sketch and line drawings of the Bounty.
    TB15915  $10.00



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    Howse, Derek and Norman J. W. Thrower (Editors):  A Buccaneer's Atlas Basil Ringrose's South Sea Waggoner.  Berkeley: University of California Press, (1992). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in purple cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A quarto measuring 12 by 9 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. 314 pages including an index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of earlier handmade maps. "A sea atlas and sailing directions of the Pacific coast of the Americas 1682". With a foreword by David B. Quinn and with special contributions by Tony A. Cimolino. A very clean, tight and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28463  $100.00



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    Hunter, Douglas:  Half Moon Henry Hudson and the Voyage That Redrew the Map of the New World.  New York: Bloomsbury Press, (2009). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in gray paper covered boards with bumps to the lower edges of the boards. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches with a bump to the upper fore corners of the boards. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. 329 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps, charts and line drawings.
    TB31320  $20.00



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    Hurst, Alexander Anthony:  The Medley of Mast And Sail II A Camera Record.  Brighton: Teredo Books Ltd, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Fine in royal blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" high by 7" deep. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with only hints of rubbing at the ends of the spine area. 473 pages including an index and text. Extensively illustrated with 525 black and white photographs.
    TB23078  $20.00



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    Hussey, John A. (Editor):  The Voyage Of The Racoon A 'Secret' Journal of a Visit to Oregon, California and Hawaii, 1813-1814.  San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1958. First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 black leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text and rules on the spine. A quarto measuring 12 1/4" by 7 1/2" with the fore corners of the boards bumped and the marbled paper at the edges of the boards rubbed. There is a prior owner's name in ink on the front paste down. Missing the errata sheet. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 400 copies printed. 36 pages preceded by 27 pages [xxvii] of an introduction. Illustrated with a line art drawing on the title page, maps and reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB28174  $55.00




  • James, Adm. Sir W. M.:  The Durable Monument Horatio Nelson.  London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1948. First Edition, First printing. Very good in dark blue cloth covered boards with wear at the heel of the spine and several wrinkles to the cloth on the front board and bumps to the corners of the rear board. Without a dust jacket. 312 pages including an index, text, multicolor maps, and reproductions of period art from the time of Nelson. There is also a prior owner's name on the front end paper and a quote from Nelson neatly written out on the first free end paper.
    TB15013  $10.00



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    Jennings, John:  Bark Canoes The Art and Obsession of Tappan Adney.  Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, (2004). First Edition. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards with white text on the spine and white and black text on the front board. A small quarto of 11 by 9 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket (price appears on rear panel) with a small crease at the upper edge of the front panel. 152 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout from color photographs.
    TB30094  $30.00



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    Johnson, Alfred:  Ships and Shipping A Collection of Pictures Including Many American Vessels Painted by Antoine Roux and His Sons.  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1925. First Edition. Near fine in red, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 10 by 7 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine lightly rubbed and worn and with two short closed tears to the heel of the spine. The contents are clean, tight and free of foxing and tanning and any prior ownership markings. In a very good+, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with a closed tear of one inch long over the front joint and with several small chips from the ends of the spine area and over the tips of the boards several of which have been repaired on the verso side with scotch tape. 270 pages including an index and 61 pages of text. Illustrated with 118 black and white plates. Introductory text by Louis Bres and reminiscences by Edouard Gaubert. Translated and annotated by Alfred Johnson. "A Dynasty of marine Painters Antoine Roux and His Sons." Originally published in Marseille in 1883. The original text in French is on the verso side of the pages of text while the corresponding English version is on the facing recto page. The ninth volume in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB31637  $100.00




  • Junger, Sebastian:  The Perfect Storm.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with black & silver colored text stamping on the spine and with minor fading to the upper edges of the boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with a tiny nick to the upper edge of the front panel at the fold to the front flap an faint rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area. A major best seller by this freelance journalist who has written for Outside Magazine, American Heritage and Men's Journal. The author's first book and made into a movie of the same name.
    TB15400  $18.00



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    Kunhardt, C. P.:  Small Yachts Their Design And Construction.  New York: Forest And Stream Publishing Company, 1885. First Edition. Very good+ in decorated brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt and black text and an illustration of a yawl on the front cover with black roped borders. A folio of 14 5/8 by 10 3/4 inches with a gift inscription on the front paste down together with two stamped prior owner's names and with three written prior owner's names on the title page. Numerous torn pages throughout the text block have been professionally mended with archival tape with the majority placed on the verso side of each page. It must be noted that the paper used to carry the print, illustrations and plates for this title are now extremely brittle. As a result, few copies of this publication remain. Of interest is the gift inscription on the front paste down which notes the fact that this copy was given to "Bror Tamm by Francis L. Herreshoff of Bristol, R.I. 1925". The title page bears the signatures of three of its first owners: William S. Eaton, Jr (Sept. 28, 1885), F. L. Herreshoff (1924) and Bror Tamm (1925). Bror Tamm (1890-1981) was a famous boat builder and naval architect from the greater Boston area. He had a close friendship with Francis L. Herreshoff. 369 pages including an appendix and text. Illustrated with 63 plates and numerous line drawings within the text.
    TB31418  $800.00




  • Laing, Alexander, and Joseph J. Thorndike as Editor:  The American Heritage History of Seafaring America.  New York: American Heritage Publishing Company, 1974. . Near fine in turqoise cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine which is also uniformly tanned. In a near fine slipcase with an illustrated paste down label on one panel. 344 pages followed by an index. Extensively illustrated with photographs and reproductions of period art work to provide the nautical history of The Colonial Seafarer, The Revolution at Sea, The World Traders, The Age of Combat Sail, The Whaling Enterprise, The Years of Primacy, The Clipper Ship, The Persistence of Sail and a selective guide to Maritime Museums.
    TB15847  $10.00



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    Lavery, Brian:  Nelson's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization 1793-1815.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1997. First Edition. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto of 11 1/2 by 9 3/4 inches with a partial impression of a rusted paper clip on the first free end page. In a fine, unclipped (no price as appropriate) dust jacket. With a forward by Patrick O'Brian. Lavishly illustrated and thoroughly detailed information pertaining to the outfitting of ships during the time of Nelson. 352 pages with an index.
    TB30188  $75.00



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    Lavery, Brian, and Geoff Hunt:  The Frigate Surprise The Complete Story of the Ship Made Famous in the Novels of Patrick O'brian.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., (2009). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in rust colored paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spin. A quarto of 11 3/4 by 11 inches with a mild bump to the heel of the spine and minor wear to the lower edges of the boards. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 144 pages including an index, glossary, bibliographies, appendices and text. Illustrated throughout from color paintings, sketches and line drawings by Geoff Hunt, as well as images from color photographs and maps.
    TB31933  $150.00



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    Le, Peter, Fevre and Richard Harding:  Precursors of Nelson British Admirals of the Eighteenth Century.  Mechanicsburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books, 2000. First U.S. Edition. Fine in turquoise cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" tall by 6 3/8" deep containing 436 pages including an index, text and illustrated with photographic reproductions of contemporary portraits. A collection of fifteen contributions from various authors providing biographies of admirals all of whom exemplified British seamanship.
    TB18930  $25.00



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    Lethbridge, T. C.:  Coastwise Craft.  London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in illustrated paper covered boards with black text on the spine and images of insects and animals on the front and rear boards. An octavo o 8 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches with tanning to the front and rear free end sheets a result of contact with the flaps of the jacket. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and rubbing to the folds. 37 pages of text and illustrated with line drawings and four color plates. The 8th volume in the Field Study Books edited by E. A. R. Ennion.
    TB30178  $30.00



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    [Macgregor, Lieut.-General Sir Duncan]:  A Narrative Of The Loss Of The Kent East Indiaman, By Fire, In The Bay Of Biscay, On The 1st March, 1825 In A Letter To A Friend..  Edinburgh: Waugh & Innes, 1825. First Edition. In new, dark brown, full leather covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. A 16mo of 7 by 4 1/4 inches with just the slightest rubbing at the upper fore corner of the front board. The contents are in very good condition as the pages are uniformly tanned and the title page shows an early prior owner's name and date and notes the author's name and regiment. Without a dust jacket. 78 pages of text which includes a 14 page appendix reproducing letters of gratitude and approbation following the disaster. The ship Kent (an East Indiaman vessel) was bound for Bengal and China with 641 persons on board the many of whom were 364 soldiers of the 31st Regiment of Foot. The Kent was caught in a violent storm during which a cask of spirits broke and caught fire engulfing the ship. The brigantine Cambria was near enough to see a distress signal from the Kent. Coming to the Kent's aid her crew and passengers helped rescue 550 survivors. 14 seamen were rescued by a second ship coming to the aid of the Kent. In all 81 persons lost their lives.
    TB29643  $150.00



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    Mackenzie, Alexander Slidell, USN:  The Life Of Paul Jones (Two volumes in One).  Boston: Hilliard, Gray And Company, 1841. First Edition - two volume in one. Very good in a recent reback with the remains of the original spine strip (to include the gilt on black leather title block) and the original end sheets retained on full leather (calf) covered boards with four raised bands on the spine. A 16mo measuring 6 5/8 by 4 1/4 inches with a more recent (1952) gift inscription on the second free end page. The contents display faint marks of foxing throughout. Containing 260 pages in volume I and 308 pages in volume II retaining much of the original binding. Mackenzie was a officer in the US Navy and infamous for the execution of three sailors convicted of mutiny on board the USS Somers in 1842. He was also an author and historian publishing a number of books. Three of his titles dealt with naval heroes, Jones, Oliver H. Perry and Stephen Decatur. (Howes, M-135; Gehart, 13733)
    TB28734  $150.00



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    Mallalieu, J. P. W.:  Extraordinary Seaman.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1958. First U.S. Edition. Near fine in turquoise cloth covered boards with white text on the spine. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and light wear to the ends of the spine area and to the fore corners of the panels. 179 pages of text. The biography of Thomas Cochrane, tenth Earl of Dundonald. Many believe that Cochrane may have been the real life character upon whose life Patrick O'Brian based his fictional character, Jack Aubery.
    TB20898  $20.00



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    Matthews, Frederick C.:  American Merchant Ships 1850-1900 (Series One and Two).  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1930 & 1931. First Editions. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in dark blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text on the spines and embossed boarders on the front boards. Both are small quartos of 10 by 6 7/8 inches with mild foxing to the fore and bottom edges of the text blocks. The top edges are stained blue. Both volumes are in near fine, unclipped (no prices) dust jackets. The first volume contains 399 pages including an index and is illustrated with a color frontispiece and throughout with images from earlier works of art and black and white photographs. The second volume (Series two) contains 358 pages including an index and is also well illustrated with images as aforesaid. Very uncommon to be found in such nice condition in their original dust jackets. These volumes are the Marine Research Society's Publications Number 21 and 23.
    TB31554  $350.00



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    Matthews, Frederick C.:  American Merchant Ships 1850-1900.  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1930. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 10 by 6 7/8 inches. As to be expected with any volume in "fine" condition, the binding, hinges and joints are all strong and all pages are present without any evidence of foxing or tanning. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Containing 399 pages including an index, text and illustrated with 127 photographic plates of merchant sailing ships. The twenty-first volume in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society. (Howes M-424)
    TB31638  $100.00



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    Matthews, Frederick C.:  American Merchant Ships 1850-1900 (Series II) Limited Edition.  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1931. Limited Edtion. Very good in 1/4 black cloth and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on a faded cloth spine and with marbled end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 1/4" by 7 1/4" with the tips of the boards worn and several short closed tears to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. One of only ninety-seven printed of which only 87 were for sale and this volume is identified as number 81. 358 pages including an index. Illustrated with 53 photographs or photographic reproductions of works of art. The twenty-third volume in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB25074  $65.00



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    Matthews, Frederick C.:  American Merchant Ships 1850-1900 (Series II).  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1931. First Edition, First printing. Fair in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. The cloth on the rear board is well wrinkled due to dampness which has invaded the lower half of the rear 125 pages of the text. Fortunately, there is no "high water mark" as a result of this water damage. Without a dust jacket (if it ever had one). 358 pages including an index. Illustrated with 53 photographs or photographic reproductions of works of art. The twenty-third volume in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB22579  $15.00



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    McKay, Richard C.:  South Street A Maritime History of New York.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1934). First Edition. Very good+ in beige cloth covered boards with black text and blue rules on the spine and with the same on the front board. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches with light soiling around the edge of the boards. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with many chips around the edges of the panels and spine area and the front flap is although present is separated from the front panel. 460 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and from earlier works of art throughout.
    TB31745  $50.00




  • McKee, Alexander:  H.M.S. Bounty.  New York: William Morrow & Co., 1962. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped front flap and 1/8" chips across the upper edge of the spine area. A true account of the famous mutiny of 1789. Published in the UK under the name of "The Truth About the Mutiny on the Bounty."
    TB11568  $12.00



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    Middlebrook, Louis F.:  Maritime Connecticut During the American Revolution 1775-1778.  Salem: The Essex Institute, 1925. Limited Edition. Both volumes in this two volume set are in fine condition in dark blue ribbed cloth with bright gilt text stamping and decorations to the spines and front boards with the top edges gilt. Both volumes are contained within near fine dust jackets with several short closed tears at the upper and lower edges of the spine area of volume I. The volumes are contained within a very good+ paper covered slipcase. One of only 1,250 copies printed. Vol. I contains 271 pages including an index. Vol. II contains 359 pages including an index. Vol. I contains detailed references on vessels of the Connecticut navy with information on ship construction, armament, crews, naval engagements, prison ships and nautical instruments. Vol. II provides comparable data on privateers fitted out in Connecticut. A clean, tight and handsome set with no prior ownership markings of any kind. (Gephart, 7346)
    TB28549  $150.00



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    Middlebrook, Louis F.:  The Last Cruise of the 'Oliver Cromwell' 1779.  Essex, Conn.: The Essex Historical Society, 1975. Reprint of 1975. Near fine in heavy paper wraps with a double staple binding. A small quarto measuring 10 by 7 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. A reprint from an earlier publication of The Mystic Seaport Association. 52 pages of text followed by an afterword and bibliographic notes. The Oliver Cromwell was built at Essex, Conn. and launched in June of 1776 as a privateer to assist in the American cause for freedom. She was a 300 ton ship, 80 feet long at the keel and carried 20 guns. She was the largest warship ever built on the Connecticut River up to that date. For the next three years after her launching she was engaged in attacking and taking British merchantmen. The Oliver Cromwell was taken during a battle with three British naval vessels in June of 1798 off the coast of Sandy Hook, New York.
    TB30488  $20.00



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    Morley, Geoffrey:  The Smuggling War The Government's Fight against Smuggling in the 18th and 19th Centuries.  Stroud, Gloucestershire: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with illustrated end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10" tall by 6 1/2" deep. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 170 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with maps and reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB23080  $25.00



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    Morris, Paul C.:  Maritime Nantucket A Pictoral History Of 'The Little Grey Lady' Of The Sea.  Orleans, Mass.: Lower Cape Publishing, (1996). First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches with map end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with only hints of wear at the ends of the spine area. Signed by the author on the title page. Laid-in at the front of the book are two newspaper articles regarding the release of this title. 264 pages including an index. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of black and white photographs.
    TB28648  $40.00



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    Mowat, Farley:  The Farfarers.  Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with a blind embossing of the author's signature on the front board. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The author takes an unusual departure from the norm by suggesting with this account that a forgotten race of early Brits by the name of the Albans may have first settled in North America well before the Vikings first appeared in the area. 377 pages.
    TB11067  $25.00



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    Norie, J. W.:  A Complete Epitome Of Practical Navigation, And Nautical Astronomy.  London: Norie and Wilson, 1896. New Revised and Improved Edition. Very good+ in olive drab cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 inches with an early prior owner's name in ink on the first free end page, foxing to the rear end pages and rubbing to the edges of the boards and to the the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Revised and updated by W. H. Rosser.451 pages of text followed by A Complete Set Of nautical Table also by Norie containing 477 pages of tables. The first part is illustrated from line drawings, charts and maps.
    TB31940  $75.00



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    Nutting, William Washburn:  The Cinderellas of the Fleet.  Jersey City, NJ: The Standard Motor Construction Co., (1920). First Edition. Very good+ in 3/4 dark green leather and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text between five raised bands on the spine with gilt decorations and a gilt surrounded black leather label on the front board. All edges of the text block are gilt and the end sheets are marbled paper matching the boards. Without a dust jacket. 178 pages of text with a color frontispiece painting by John Olaf Todahl and illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, maps and line drawings. The author relates the story of the submarine chaser deployed by the US Navy during World War I. (Coletta: Bibliography of American Naval History, 2139)
    TB26560  $60.00



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    Philbrick, Nathaniel:  Sea of Glory America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.  New York: Viking, 2003. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 black and bright red paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed and inscribed "To Pat and John" by the author on the title page. 452 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with maps and two sections of black and white photographs of contemporary works of art.
    TB28642  $20.00



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    Picking, Sherwood:  Sea Fight Off Monhegan Enterprise and Boxer.  Portland: Machigonne Press, 1941. First Edition. Near fine in royal blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/8" by 6" with only a hint of rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a very good+ unclipped, printed, bright yellow dust jacket with the spine area tanned and lightly soiled and two chips and a closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel and with a prior owner's name at the upper right corner of the front flap. The author documents the battle between the U.S. Naval ship Enterprise and the British ship Boxer just off of Pemaquid Point and west of Monhegan Island off the cost of Maine in 1813. 196 pages including a bibliography and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece of "Enterprise and Boxer" in battle and with a map and several line drawings. An extremely uncommon title dealing with a little known event during the War of 1812 and nearly impossible to find in a dust jacket.
    TB30315  $195.00




  • Pitou, Norman S.:  America's Violent Time 1796-1802.  New York: Carlton Press, Inc., 1988. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with only minor, faint rubbing at the ends of the spine area. Little is known about the Quasi-War with France between the years 1796 to 1802. This short book of only 93 pages serves to unearth the nautical battles which raged between the U.S. and France during Napoleon's reign.
    TB15603  $18.00




  • Price, Anthony:  The Eyes of the Fleet A Popular History of Frigates and Frigate Captains 1793-1813.  London: Hutchinson, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with dark gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Reprinted in the US in 1996 by W. W. Norton. 298 pages including an index and two sections of photographs of period art work. Admiral Nelson considered frigates of the British Navy "the eyes of the Fleet" as they were the fastest warships and were critical to the dominance of the British Navy during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The author in this volume provides the stories of the men who commanded these ships and details some of their more influential battles in naval history.
    TB16833  $25.00



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    Putnam, Robert:  Early Sea Charts.  New York: Abbeville Press, (1983). First Edition. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. The cloth at the lower quarter of both front and rear boards are faded. A folio measuring 15" by 11 5/8". Without its issued dust jacket. 142 pages containing 76 reproductions of full color charts.
    TB28465  $5.00



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    Riley, James:  An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce, Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa in the Month of August, 1815 with an Account of the Suffering of her Surviving Officers and Crew, Who Were Enslaved by the Wandering Arabs on the Great African Desart, or Zahahrah.....  Hartford: Self Published, 1817. First Edition, Second Printing. Good+ in its original, full leather covered boards with gilt rules applied to the spine and with a worn and chipped black leather title block with gilt text. The lowest line of text on this spine label shows the word "Second" with anything following missing a result of a chip to the label. This dealer is of the opinion that this copy is a second printing as in all other respects it follows the same features seen in the first edition. It is an octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 inches with the leather scuffed around the edges of the boards and with the leather worn through over the tips of the boards. The first free end page has been reinserted and reinforced. The map just behind the first free end page has been torn in half lengthwise with the left half missing completely. The recto and verso sides of the frontispiece dampness stain to its lower two inches. The contents are generally tanned with foxing appearing on those pages facing the plates. The plates all show foxing around the margins. Pages 87/88, 261/262 and 329/330 had 3 to 4 inch long closed tears which have all been professionally repaired. The Appendix (pages i through xxxiv) all have a dampness stain to the lower quarter of each page. 460 pages of text followed by a 34 page appendix, which contains a 10 page English to Arabic vocabulary. Illustrated with a fold-out map (which is damaged as aforesaid), a frontispiece portrait of Riley and eight numbered engraved plates. The title page and the copyright pages each make note of "ten handsome copperplate engravings." Unless the map and frontispiece portrait of Riley are the ninth and tenth engravings, it is possible that a binder's error may have caused a missing tenth plate as page [448] is blank. Sabin indicates 8 plates with the first edition. Sabin does not mention a second printing. (Sabin, 71397)
    TB29928  $400.00



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    Ring, Jim:  We Come Unseen The Untold Story of Britain's Cold War Submarines.  London: John Murray, (2001). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches with a binding error which shows up as a wrinkle to the cloth on the front board In a fine, price clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 270 pages including an index, bibliography, appendices and text. Illustrated with a map and a section of plates from black and white photographs.
    TB30748  $30.00



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    Robbins, Archibald:  A Journal Comprising An Account of the Loss of the Brig 'Commerce', Of Hartford, (Con.) James Riley, Master, Upon The Western Coast of Africa, August 28th, 1815; Also Of The Slavery And Sufferings Of The Author And Rest Of The Crew, Upon The Sesert Of Sahara, In The Years 1815, 1816, 1817; With Accounts Of The Manners, Customs, And Habits Of The Wandering Arabs; Also, A brief Historical and Geographical View Of The Continent Of Africa..  Hartford: Andrus & Judd, 1818. Fifth Edition. Very good+ in a rather primitive, more recent, full leather binding. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/4 inches with two small areas at the upper edges of the boards where the leather is scuffed. The preliminaries and up to page 21 show a water stain at the lower inside quarter. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 275 pages of text and illustrated with a fold-out map of Northern Africa which has suffered from very minor losses around the edges and water stain. Robbins was one of the seamen under the command of Captain Riley. According to Sabin, this title was originally published in 1817 and contained only 258 pages plus the map. It was published in the same year that the more famous book by James Riley (the captain of the ill fated vessel, published his account of the tragedy. Again, as per Sabin, this copy of Archibald's work constitutes the fifth edition. (Sabin, 71738)
    TB27847  $60.00



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    Robinson, John, and George Francis Dow:  The Sailing Ships of New England 1607-1907.  Westminster, MD: J. William Eckenrode, 1922, 1953. Reprint of 1953. Very good+ in 1/4 ivory cloth and blue paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7" with mild spotting to the spine and to the cloth portion of the binding. Without a dust jacket. 66 pages of text followed by 308 black and white photographic reproductions of sailing vessels from New England. The first volume in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB23688  $30.00




  • Robotti & James Vescovi, Frances Diane:  The USS Essex and the Birth of the American Navy.  Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corporation, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in green paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 302 pages including an index, glossary, appendices, bibliography, text with illustrations.
    TB14105  $15.00



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    Rudder Magazine:  How To Build A Racer For $50 (Lark).  New York: The Rudder Publishing Co., 1899. First Edition. Good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and a design of a sailboat on the front board. A quarto of 11 1/2 by by 9 1/2 inches with heavy wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards and with the cloth beginning to fray at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket. 52 pages of text and with images from black and white photographs and five plates of line drawings.
    TB30653  $50.00




  • Rule, Margaret:  The Mary Rose.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Pres, 1984, 1982. Fourth Printing. Fine in green paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Sub-titled: "The Excavation and Raising of Henry VIII's Flagship". A newly revised edition providing complete details on the salvage of the ship with an introduction by HRH The Prince of Wales. Laid-into the book is a photocopy of a 7/20/89 Boston Globe article on the re-surfacing of the ship.
    TB09087  $20.00




  • Sanderson, Michael:  Sea Battles A Reference Guide.  Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with only a hint of rubbing at the head and heel of the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 199 pages containing a bibliography, text with extensive illustrations and maps. The author provides a consise account of the "pricipal sea battles of history" from 449 BC to the end of World War II. 199 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB15890  $20.00



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    Secretary of the Navy:  Letter from The Secretary of the Navy, of the Twenty-Seventh Instant, To The chairman of the Naval Committee, together with sundry documents. December 31, 1813. Printed by order of the Senate of the United States..  Washington City: Printed by Roger C. Weightman, 1813. . Recently bound in royal blue cloth covered boards with a paper label on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5". The contents show only light tanning and a few minor spots of foxing. Without a dust jacket. 19 pages comprising letters detailing the victory of USS Enterprise against HMS Boxer on Sept. 5, 1813 off the coast of Monhegan Island, Maine; and, letters from Oliver Hazard Perry detailing the victory of the US squadron on Lake Erie over the British squadron occurring on September, 10, 1813.
    TB26978  $60.00




  • Shea, Micahel:  Maritime England.  London: Country Life Books, 1981. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine with the upper edges of the front board faded as is the upper edge of the spine and with minor dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a near fine dust jacket with the price clipped by the publisher so that a new sticker price could be applied to the book. 208 pages containing an index, bibliography, text and illustrated with extensive photographs throughout to highlight the nautical history and heritage of Great Britain.
    TB16642  $8.00



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    Simper, Robert:  British Sail.  North Pomfret, Vermont: David & Charles, 1977. First Edition, First printing. Near fine black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" tall by 9" deep with a prior owner's name written on the title page. In a near fine price clipped dust jacket. 160 pages including an index. Extensively illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB23075  $20.00




  • Skaggs, David Curtis:  A Signal Victory.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Pres, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in maroon paper covered boards silver colored text stamping on the spine. fine. Sub-titled: The Lake Erie Campaign 1812-1813. Co-authored by Gerard T. Altoff. 244 pages with index, a bibliographic essay, glossary, appendix, text and maps.
    TB10912  $12.00



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    Slocum, Captain Jushua:  Sailing Alone Around The World.  New York: The Century Co., 1900. Reprint of circa 1927, Reprint. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and on the front board together with the image of two, light green sea horses over an anchor. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 7/8 inches. In a very good, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with 1/4 inch chips from the corners of the spine area as well as 1/4 inch chips from the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards and two scotch tape repairs to the lower edge of the spine and to the rear panel. The ads for the other books by the publisher listed on the rear panel are all books published in 1927 hence our ability to date this reprint. 294 pages of text. Illustrated with line drawings of the deck plans of the Spray, a frontispiece photograph of the author on board the Spray, maps and several images and line art vignettes by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. Slocum was the first man to sail around the world single handed. This title is a record of that adventure. There is no question that Slocum knew J. W. Shackford for as both highly experienced sea captains they both appeared before a Senate panel in 1902 with testimony regarding the navigability of the Panama and Nicaragua Canals.
    TB31208  $375.00



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    Snow, Edward Rowe:  Famous Lighthouses of New England.  Boston: The Yankee Publishing Company, 1945. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the front board and on the spine with a gift inscription on the verso of the first free end page. In a good unclipped dust jacket with 1" deep chip from the upper edge of the spine area, a 3/4" chip from the rear panel and with two closed tears with related creasing at the upper edge of the front panel. Signed by the author on the title page. 457 numbered pages containing an index, bibliography, text and numerous black and white photographs. With the folded map of the lights of the Boston District laid-in at the front end paper.
    TB23855  $30.00



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    Snow, Edward Rowe:  Famous Lighthouses of New England.  Boston: The Yankee Publishing Company, 1945. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light orange cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front board and on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with heavy wear and rubbing to the folds and at the ends of the spine area, but with no chipping or tears. 457 numbered pages containing an index, bibliography, text with numerous black and white photographs. With the folded map of the lights of the Boston District laid-in at the front end paper.
    TB26059  $25.00




  • Snow, Edward Rowe:  Incredible Mysteries and Legends of the Sea.  New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. In a very near fine dust jacket with a the price clipped from the front flap with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area. A collection of 22 stories of courage, endurance, pirates, ship-wrecks and men lost at sea. 266 pages containing index, text and a section of photographs.
    TB14030  $20.00



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    Stackpole, Edouard A.:  The Sea-Hunters The New England Whalemen During Two Centuries 1635-1835.  Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1953. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine and red end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches with a prior owner's name on the first free end page and the cloth on the spine is faded as is the cloth on the upper 1/8" on both the front and rear boards. Without its issued dust jacket. 510 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a section of black and white reproductions of contemporary works of art. Per Albion, This title is "The most comprehensive and authoritative account of early American whaling, by the former curator of Mystic Seaport and head of the Nantucket Historical Society. Carries the story through 1835 when the primacy was passing from Nantucket to New Bedford." (Albion, p. 203)
    TB31645  $35.00




  • Tucker, Glenn:  Dawn Like Thunder The Barbary Wars and the Birth of the U.S. Navy.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1963. First Edition, First printing. Fine in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a very good- dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap, a 1" chip at the upper edge of the front panel, a 1/2" chip at the upper edge of the rear panel and with the front panel rubbed and light wear at the ends of the spine area. 487 pages including an index, bibliography, text and maps.
    TB11678  $20.00




  • Tyng, Charles:  Before The Wind The Memoir of an American Sea Captain 1808-1833.  New York: Viking Press, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Edited by Susan Fels the great-great-granddaughter of Captain Charles Tyng. At the age of 13 Charles Tyng was signed aboard the brig Cordelia in 1808 as a ship's boy by his father. He spent the next 25 years at sea becoming a captain in his early twenties. 270 pages containing an index and text.
    TB10593  $18.00



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    Vale, Brian:  A Frigate of King George Life and Duty on a British Man-of-War 1807-1829.  London and New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers, (2001). First Edition. Fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. 204 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes, appendices and text. Illustrated with maps, line drawings and reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB29827  $20.00



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    Various Authors:  The Sea, The Ship and the Sailor Tales of Adventure From Log Books and Original Narratives.  Salem: Marine Research Society, 1925. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in 1/4 brown cloth and marbled paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and illustrated end sheets. The tips of the boards are covered in vellum and the top edge of the text block is gilt. The cloth at the head of the spine shows a 1/4" deep closed tear with shallow related chipping of`1/32" on either side. There is the ghost of a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page. The title page and many of the illustrated plates within the text show mild tanning and offsetting to the facing pages. Without its issued dust jacket. One of only ninety-seven "vellum" copies printed and this copy is identified as number "95". An untold number of plain cloth and paper copies were printed. 353 pages of text including an index and illustrated with 2 maps a frontispiece and 30 black and white photographs and engravings. The text contains five narratives of accounts of ship wreck and abandonment in the south Atlantic and in the South Pacific. With an introduction by Captain Elliot Snow. The seventh volume in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB22610  $55.00



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    Ware, Chris:  The Bomb Vessel Shore Bombardment Ships of the Age of Sail.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in turquoise cloth covered boards with gold text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. A square quarto measuring 10 3/4" tall by 10 3/4" deep containing 111 pages including an index, chapter notes, text and extensively illustrated with photographs, line drawings, cut-away drawings and copies of original draughts. This is the author/historian's first book. This is one of the volumes in the Conway's Ship Types series.
    TB18400  $35.00



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    Wareham, Tom:  Frigate Commander.  South Yorkshire, UK: Pen & Sword Maritime, (2004). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 283 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a section of plates from photographs and reproductions of earlier works of art. A biography of Captain Graham Moore who was a famous British naval commander from 1793 to 1804.
    TB30489  $35.00



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    Wasson, George S.:  Sailing Days On The Penobscot The River and Bay as They were in The Old Days.  Salem, Mass.: Marine Research Society, 1932. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and map end sheets. The cloth on the spine is quite faded and the cloth at the head and heel are rubbed, worn is fraying. The hinges, joints and binding are tight and strong with the text block tight, no pages missing and exceptionally clean and free of foxing or any damage. Without its issued dust jacket. 465 pages including an index and followed by a one page ad for other publications by The Marine Research Society. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout.. "With a record of vessels built there [Penobscot River] compiled by Lincoln Colcord." (Albion, p. 135) One of the volumes in the series of publications by the Marine Research Society.
    TB22557  $125.00



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    Winfield, Rif:  The 50-Gun Ship.  London: Caxton Publishing Group, 2001. Reprint by Caxton Publishers. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards with red and black text on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Originally published in 1997 by Chatham Publishing of London. The the dust jacket art and cutaway drawings by John McKay. 128 pages including an index, appendices, text and illustrated with reproductions of contemporary art works, photographs and line drawings describing the 12 pounder Fifties, the 18 pounder Fifties, the 24 pounder Fifties and the last of the two-decker Fifties. A tight, clean, handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB26630  $30.00




  • Wise, Jame E., Jr.:  Stars in Blue: Movie Actors in America's Sea Services.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Pres, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with a silver and red title block on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. 320 pages with index with text with numerous black and white photographs scattered throughout.
    TB06530  $12.00




  • Woodman, Richard:  The History of the Ship.  New York: The Lyons Press, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with the ghost of a price sticker on the 1st FEP. In a very near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear at the lower corner of the front panel on the fold to the flap. "The comprehensive story of seafaring from the earliest times to the present day."
    TB09139  $35.00



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    Woodman, Richard:  The Sea Warriors.  New York: Carroll & Graf, Inc., (2001). First Edition. Near fine in textured, dark blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine with a black remainder mark on the lower edge of the text block. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. 384 pages including an index, glossary, text and with two sections of photographs. The author provides an in-depth account of the naval sea captains of the late 18th & early 19th centuries
    TB29826  $25.00






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