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Sailing Knots

By: Altimiras, J. & Tom Willis (Trans. ) & M. Caenelles (Illus. )

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Arco Publishing Company: 1984

Seller ID: 21259

ISBN: 0668062665

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 127 pages; Square, sound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Trace toning to the board edges. Light crimping to jacket edges. Illustrated with color photographs and B&W and color drawings. VG+/VG+ View more info

The Whaleboat; A Study of Design, Construction and Use from 1850-1970

By: Ansel, Willits D.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Mystic, CT, Mystic Seaport Museum: 1983

Seller ID: 23637

ISBN: 0913372404

Condition: Very Good


Photographs, drawings, diagrams, some folding; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 147 pages; Medium/large, oblong format paperback in pictorial wraps. Snug, solid and clean; no marks. Light rubbing along the front edge and corners of the covers; a light curl to the cover along the front edge. Illustrated with historical photographs, as well as drawings and schematic diagrams, many of the fold-outs. Solid copy. VG View more info

Shipmaster's Business Companion and Business Guide; With 21 Actual Shipping Documents

By: Aubrey-Rees, William Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland, Brown, Son & Ferguson: 1955

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 13339

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 463 pages; 1955 Brown, Son and Ferguson. HC/DJ 5th edition. Dark blue cloth brightly lettered in gilt. Pictorial dust jacket lightly sunned at spine. Includes about 21 speciment shipping documents in publisher's special pocket inside rear board. NF/VG View more info

Admiral George Dewey; A Sketch of the Man

By: Barrett, John

Price: $14.89

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17568

Condition: Very Good


B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 280 pages; HC in publisher's decorative blue cloth with title lettering in gilt to front cover and spine. 1st edition. Bright, snug and neat; no marks. Just trace shelf rub to cloth at tips. A superficial drip stain top edge, barely discernable "quareter" sized tide line in the top margin of some pages mid-book. Illustrated with photographs. VG to VG+ View more info

Railroad Ferries of the Hudson and Stories of a Deck Hand

By: Baxter, Raymond J. & Arthur G. Adams

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Fordham University Press: 1999

Seller ID: 21090

ISBN: 0823219542

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 276 pages; Large-format paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, snug and neat; no marks. A pair of mild stress creases to the front cover. Profusely illustrated with B&W photographs and reproduced maps, engravings and wood cuts. NF... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Oceans in World History

By: Buschmann, Rainer

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Boston, McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages: 2007

Seller ID: 20585

ISBN: 0073019038

Condition: Fine


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 138 pages; Paperback in glossy title lettered covers. Bright, tight and fresh. No marks. Illustrated with reproductions of maps, paintings and drawings. Fine. View more info

The Deep Sea Tramp

By: Course, A. G

Price: $19.50

Publisher: London, Hollis & Carter: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15926

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 280 pages; Solid clean copy in a crisp edged pictorial dust jacket. Spine, though slightly cocked, is very snug. Just mild shelf soiling to the whites of the rear jacket panel and a short closed tear top edge, same panel. 21s price intact on unclipped front flap. The thin strip of black tape applied to the copyright info usually found on UK books intended for sale in the US Market. Illustrated with B&W photos. NF/NF View more info

The Atlantic System; The Story of Anglo-American Control of the Seas

By: Davis, Forrest

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin, LTD.: 1943

Edition: 1st UK edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23714

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 327 pages; Snug and sound in original title lettered dust jacket. DJ spine lightly age toned and faded. Mild shelf soiling and a small drink ring to the front jacket panel. Inscribed by the author. VG+/VG; Signed by Author View more info

Steamboat Days; The History of the Steamboat in America

By: Dayton, Fred Erving and John Wolcott Adams

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Tudor Publishing Co: 1939

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 23627

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W & Color Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 436 pages; Stout HC in pictorial DJ. Snug, solid and neat; text clean and unmarked. Light shelf rub along the bottom edge. Jacket rubbed at spine ends and corners with a few closed nicks. Mild fading to DJ spine panel. Illustrated w/ color frontis and numerous plates and in text views from drawings by Adams. VG+/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Rear-Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont, United States Navy: a Biography

By: Du Pont, H. A.

Price: $27.95

Publisher: New York, National Americana Society: 1926

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14855

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; Handsomely bound in ribbed blue cloth with borders and patterned design blind stamped with rope, shell and star designs. Titles brightly in gilt to cover and spine. Dust jacket with identical desing to boards patterned and lettered in blue to a white background. Jacket is well worn at edges and has separated at spine edge and one flap fold. We have preserved the jacket by reattaching the joints with application of archival paper tape... View more info

The Skipper of the Cynthia B

By: Durell, Charles Pendexter & Harold Brett (Illus. )

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Springfield, MA, Milton Bradley Co: 1921

Seller ID: 21679

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustration; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 224 pages; HC in blue cloth with titles in black to front cover and spine; pictorial vignette stamped to front cover in black and yellow. Square, snug and sound. Prior owner's name penned neatly to front endpage. Just a hint of toning to the pagestock. Trace rub to the illustration on the front cover. Illustrated with B&W frontis plate. Handome copy. NF View more info

Dampfschiff Uri. Bordbuch

By: Gwerder, Josef

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Maihof Verlag AG, Luzern: 1996

Seller ID: 26273

ISBN: 3952002763

Condition: Very Good+


Color Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 107 pages; Trade paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Tight, bright and fresh. Light shelf/handling imperfections to the rear cover and edges. Photographs and tables throughout. Bright fresh copy. VG++ to NF View more info

Select Documents Illustrating the Four Voyages of Columbus, in Two Volumes: Including Those Contained in H. Major's Select Letters of Christopher Columbus

By: Jane, Cecil (Trans. ) and Christopher Columbus

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Millwood. NY, Krause: 1967

Seller ID: 20423

Condition: Near Fine


Maps, some folding; Facsimile of the 1930 Halkluyt edition, complete in two volumes. Illustrated with facsimile reproductions of maps, some folding. Publisher's original light blue cloth with titles brightly in gilt to spines. Issued without dust jackets. Crisp fresh volumes. NF or about as new. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Early Days on Board a Man-Of-War

By: Kingston, William Henry Giles

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London & New York, Griffith & Farron; E. P. Dutton: 1887

Edition: early reissue

Seller ID: 14751

Condition: Very Good+


Taking Tales; Chromolitho vignette, frontis engraving; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 63 pages; Circa 1887 published in London by Griffith and Farran as a "Re-issue in sixpenny volumes" and apparently licensed to E P Dutton for American sales. Originally printed in the late 1860's as one of twelve "Taking Tales for Cottage Homes" to supply the "cottagers and humbler classes ..and poorer populations" with "ideas and vocabulary suited to their compr... View more info

Black Tide

By: Lane, Carl D.

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21130

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages; Bright, snug and neat in original wraparound pictorial dust jacket. Prior owner's name penned to front pastedown, under the front jacket flap. Light shelf rub to jacket edges, with severaly tiny closed nicks to the top edge of the rear panel. Illustrated from diagrams and drawings by the author. Handsome copy of this impressive maritime themed juvenile novel. NF/VG+ View more info

Sailors Don't Care

By: Lanham, Edwin M.

Price: $650.00

Publisher: New York, Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16036

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 302 pages; 1st American edition, scarce. Tight and clean in publisher's wove patterned red cloth with title lettering and vertical accent lines brightly in black to spine. Wraparound pictorial dust jacket is bright and clean at the front panel but with the delicate blue background sunned to tan at the spine. A few small, pin head sized rub throughs to the rear flap fold and a half-dime sized open hole mid spine. Publisher's $2.50 price intact o... View more info

Bully Hayes, South Sea Pirate

By: Lubbock, Basil

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Boston, Charles E. Lauriat Company: 1931

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17139

Condition: Near Fine


Photographs, maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 322 pages; Large format HC in vibrant royal blue cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to spine. Boards bordered in quadruple ruling; top edge gilt. Remarkably well preserved; snug, bright and fresh. Cloth with just a mild pull at crown. Prior owner's maritime themed bookplate mounted to the non-pictorial half-title page. Pictorial map lining sheets are bright and unmarked. Only a hint of shelf evidence at edges Illus... View more info

Vikings' Wake: Cruising Through Southern Scandinavia

By: MacCullagh, Richard J.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: haz.al2499eb

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Drawings, Charts, Photos; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 239 pages; 1959 Van Nostrand oversize HC/DJ 1st edition. Superb gift quality copy. Square, snug and fresh. No marks. Original dust jacket clean and crisp with usual mild toning to buff cream highlights. Several short closed edge tears. Protective mylar DJ cover added. Illustrated by maps drawings and photographs. Includes detailed pilotage notes. An uncommon title, scarce in such fine condition. F/VG+ View more info

Setting Sails; a Tribute to the Chinese Junk

By: Maitland, Derek

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Publications Division, South China Morning Post: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10265

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Plans, sections, photographs; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 174 pages; Small folio; about 13" tall. Solid, bright and neat. No marks. Crisp, clean dust jacket with just a hint of shelf ruffling at edges. Profusely illustrated with boat sections and plans and photographs of vessels in construction and in the water. NF/NF Uncommon. ... Oversize book may require additional funds for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The Gates of the Caribbean: the Story of a Great White Fleet Caribbean Cruise

By: McFee, William and Arthur Elder (Illust. ) and United Fruit Co

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, United Fruit Company Steamship Service: 1922

Seller ID: 24372

Condition: Near Fine


Engraved views; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 24 pages; Slim paperback in pictorial wraps. Handsomely produced promotional book, printed on laid paper and attractively illustrated with intaglio printed views from designs by Arthur Elder. Laid in is a foldout circular on pink paper, "Great White Fleet - Winter Cruises 1923" which includes details and fares for several Caribbean cruises. Book is just very slightly shelf soiled to covers. A well preserved example. NF View more info