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1 ANDRIEUX, J.P. Prohibition and St. Pierre : When distillers and rum runners made France's colony off Newfoundland a principal centre for the liquor trade. 1st printing
W.F. Rannie, Publisher, Lincoln, Ont, 1983, ISBN:001995300X 
ANDRIEUX, J.P. Prohibition and St. Pierre : When distillers and rum runnersmade France's colony off Newfoundland a principal centre for the liquor tr ade. Lincoln, Ont.: W.F. Rannie, Publisher, (1983). First Printing. Pp (8),9-144. Illustrated. 8vo, white trade paperback. Chapters : 1. Prohibition sets the stage; 2. McCoy discovers St.Pierre; 3. The whisky flood commences;4. St.Pierre's merchants: capital poor; 5. Prohibition and the Canadian sc ene; 6. Canadian distillers and their sales agents; 7. Dimensions of the liquor trade; 8. Capone leaves a souvenir [his hat: a skimmer]; 9. Boom timesat St.Pierre; 10. Rum runners vs the law; 11. The Coast Guard: War on booz e; 12. Piracy — an ever present threat; 13. Murder and its aftermath; 14. Rum runners on the rocks; 15. Handwriting on the wall; 16. The coming of Repeal; 17. The Kromhout incident; 18. Postscript to prohibition. Very good. 20.00

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Rumrunners : The Smugglers from St. Pierre and Miquelon and the Burin Peninsula from Prohibition to Present Day.  First Edition, Signed, ANDRIEUX, J.P.
2 ANDRIEUX, J.P. Rumrunners : The Smugglers from St. Pierre and Miquelon and the Burin Peninsula from Prohibition to Present Day. First Edition, Signed
Flanker Press, St. John's , 2009, ISBN:9781897317488 1897317484 / 9781897317488 
ANDRIEUX, J.P. Rumrunners : The Smugglers from St. Pierre and Miquelon and the Burin Peninsula from Prohibition to Present Day. St. John's : Flanker Press Ltd., 2009. First Printing. Pp (6),vii-viii,(2),1-229,(1). Illustrated with b&w photos throughout. Index. 8vo, brown photo-illustrated card covers.

Jean-Pierre Andrieux, OC (b. Montréal) St. John's businessman, author.

"Rumrunners is a history of the smuggling trade between the French Island colonies of St. Pierre and Miquelon and the United States, the Bahamas, and Newfoundland. The distribution of contraband alcohol has always been an element of the culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. However, with the advent of the American Prohibition era (1919–1933), the French Islands’ illegal practice took on worldwide proportions. This book details the rise and fall of the bootlegging industry in Atlantic waters, the efforts made by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to curb these criminal activities, and the evolution of laws from the Prohibition era to present day that have brought the trade to a virtual standstill." - from the back cover.

The chapters [unnumbered in the text] are :
1. Prohibition Sets the Stage;
2. Early Smuggling to Canada and Newfoundland;

3. McCoy Discovers St. Pierre [Bill McCoy = [William 'Bill' Frederick McCoy, b. 1877, Syracuse, New York - d. December 30, 1948, Stuart, Florida];
4. The Whisky Flood Commences;
5. Canadian Distillers and Their Sales Agents;
6. Dimensions of the Liquor Trade;
7. Capone Leaves a Souvenir;
8. Rumrunners Versus the Law ;
9. The Coast Guard's War on Rumrunners;
10. Piracy: An Ever-Present Threat;
11. Murder and Its Aftermath; 12. Handwriting on the Wall;
13. The Coming of Repeal;
14.The Kromhout Incident;
15. Postscript to Prohibition;
16. Newfoundland Rumrunmng;
17. Rumrunners Kidnap an RCMP Officer;
18. Operation Blowtorch;
19. Smuggling in 1991;
20. Smuggling in 1992;
21. Smuggling in 1993;
22. Smuggling in 1994;
23. Smuggling in 1995;
24. Operation Buffer;
25. Operation Diamond.
With Afterword, bibliography, and index.

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3 ARENSON, Sarah Encircled Sea : The Mediterranean Maritime Civilization. First Edition industjacket
Constable, London, Constable, London, 1990, ISBN:009469480X 
ARENSON, Sarah. The Encircled Sea : The Mediterranean Maritime Civilization. London : Constable, (1990). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xii,1-205,(3) + 24 pages of colour photos. Other illustrations and b&w photos in text. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. "The Encircled Sea is the book to accompany a major new ten-part television series networked on Channel 4. The book offers an entirely new perspective on the study of the Mediterranean andits peoples. The cultures and civilizations that evolved on its shores sha ped the history of mankind. Since prehistoric times, this great sea has provided both a barrier and a bridge for the people who live around it. Modernscientific and historical research is building new bridges and breaking do wn old barriers. In this fascinating book Sarah Arenson uses the latest research in maritime studies - history, marine science, archaeology, social anthropology, marine engineering and geophysics - to explore the unique contribution that the Mediterranean has made to modern civilization. For this sea, the sea in the midst of the earth, was the heart of the old world. Asia,Africa and Europe converge upons its shores. The book begins by describing some of the creation myths and the earlies encounters of men and sea, draw ing on the astonish finds of underwater archaeology. The study of fishing and coastal industries show the evolution of peoples living on the water's edge. The developments of ship construction and port engineering, and the intricacies of trade organization point to the cohesiveness of Mediterranean maritime civilization. Naval warfare, piracy and the law of the sea are just a few of the other subjects investigated." - ftom the dj flap. Chapters :1. After Tethys; 2. The Fish Hunt; 3. The Water's Edge; 4. The Way of a Sh ip; 5. Gateways and Havens; 6. The Great Exchange; 7. Steering to the Horizon; 8. Life on Board; 9. The Law of the Sea ; 10. Theatre of War; 11. Wavesof Migration; 12. The Call of the Sea. Appendices: A. Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP); B. Underwater Archaeology; C. Maritime Legislation Today; D. D iving, Hyperbaric Medicine and Deep Sea Probes. With bibliography, notes and index. Light wear, else very good in dustjacket. 17.00

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4 BAAR, Anita BAAR, Anita Pirate Gruff. signed 1st pr
1979, 
BAAR, Anita. Pirate Gruff. With illustrations by the author. (Montreal: the Author, August 1979). First Printing. Pp. 91. 8vo, ill. paper covered boards. Circular sticker mark to front board, lower front corner bumped, else vg. Author's signed gift inscription to half title. 20.00

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5 BALLANTYNE, R.M. Crusader Series for Boys Slave of the Moors. in dj.
Latimer House, London , 1950, 
BALLANTYNE, R.M. Slave of the Moors. London : Latimer House, (1950). Pp 152, including frontis. 8vo, green cloth. The Crusader Series for Boys. This book, first published in 1888 as The Middy and the Moors, [See Quayle, R.M. Ballantyne: A Bibliography of First Editions p.92] is a novel of the sea inwhich our hero, a young naval officer is hijacked on the Mediterranean sea and made a slave of Arab pirates. "This is real "Ballantyne", through and though, full of manly adventure, pluck and daring, in that wholesome, sturdy style that made him one of the greatest of boy's writers." -from the dustjacket. Light foxing to end papers and top edge, ow lovely copy in clean b right dust jacket. 35.00

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Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy.  in dj., BERCKMAN, Evelyn
6 BERCKMAN, Evelyn Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy. in dj.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1974, ISBN:0241890349 1974 0241890349 / 9780241890349 
BERCKMAN, Evelyn. Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy : as related by the State Papers Domestic. London : Hamish Hamilton, (1974). First Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-xii,(2),[3]-212 + 16 pages of plates. 8vo, dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Evelyn Domenica Berckman (b. October 18, 1900, Philadelphia – d. September 18, 1978, Kensington, London).

A comparative examination of the naval policies of Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, Cromwell, and Charles II.

"The Creators: Elizabeth 1, Charles 1, and Charles II. The Destroyers: James I, and Oliver Cromwell. For a hundred years the Navy alternately flourished and rotted in neglect. During Elizabeth's reign, piracy was kept to a minimum; when James l, intent on more personal matters than the strength of his Fleet, reigned, Dutch fishermen trespassed in English waters, harbours and lighthouses decayed, the Admiralty itself was riddled with graft and treachery. Charles I and Charles II maintained a continual interest in the Navy and in the seamen's conditions; under the Commonwealth, there was massive impressment but nothing for the victims because of Cromwell's misappropriation of Naval monies. Amazingly, the spirit the Navy, although it weakened, never died, and in Charles I and Charles II found its greatest champions.

Evelyn Berckman has harvested much unforgettable material from the State Papers jn this remarkable panorama of Naval history We see Elizabeth on the eve of the Spanish Armada and hear Francis Drake: 'Stop them now, and stop them ever.' We witness the rise of James's favourite Buckingham, and the launching of Charles I's great ship, Sovereign of the Seas. Turkish pirates land at Monts Bay and carry off sixty men, women and children, and the Dutch fleet sails up the Medway to devastate Chatham and Rochester. The House of Commons is in uproar over the hated Ship Money, and Prince Rupert of the Rhine leads his guerilla fleet on raiding parties. In the background, men like John Milton and Samuel Pepys work away. And, always, there is the ordinary sailor, exposed to danger, appalling conditions, plague, contempt.


1. The Source;
2. Elizabeth I : Creator;
3. James I : Destroyer;
4. Charles I : Creator;
5. Cromwell : Destroyer;
6. Charles II : Creator.
With index.

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7 BERCKMAN, Evelyn Victims of Piracy : The Admiralty Court 1575-1678.. in dj.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1979, 
BERCKMAN, Evelyn. Victims of Piracy : The Admiralty Court 1575-1678. London: Hamish Hamilton, (1979). Pp 134, [8] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Evelyn Domenica Berckman (b. October 18, 1900, Philadelphia – d. September 18, 1978, Kensington, London). "In this fascinating book Evelyn Berckman studies piracy from the largely neglected viewpoint of plundered merchant-importers and abused seamen, along with other crimes that came before the Admiralty Court, which examined them with ruthless thoroughness. An enormous mass of highly personal and detailed records survives, and light is thrown on little-known facets of history." -from the dj. Very good in slightly nicked dustjacket. 60.00

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8 BESSON, Maurice. THORNTON, Everard (trans.) Scourge of the Indies : Buccaneers, Corsairs & Filibusters. Ltd ed
George Routledge and Sons, London, 1929, 
BESSON, Maurice. The Scourge of the Indies : Buccaneers, Corsairs & Filibusters . From original texts and contemporary engravings. Translated by Everard Thornton. L. : George Routledge & Sons, 1929. (Printed by F. Van Buggenhourdt, s.a., Bruxelles). Pp. [i]-x,[1]-330,(4), + 5 p. of colour plates printed on stiffer paper. Illustrated. Large 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. One of a Limited Edition of 960 copies for the UK. Contents: 1.The Origins of the Brothers of the Coast; 2. The "Custom of the Coast", 3. Some portraits of great filibusters: i. Montbars the Exterminator and Pete r Legrand of Dieppe, ii. Montauban of Bordeaux (Women Fillibusters and someothers), iii. The Chevalier de Grammont, iv. Nau l'Olonnais, v. Memoirs of Ravenau de Lussan, vi. Jean-Baptiste Ducasse, Governor of Saint Domingo, v ii. Jacques Cassard, viii. Dulaïen, ix. François Thurot, x. Jean d'Albarade; 4. Bibliography. Very lightly bumped to bottom edge, else vg. A very nicecopy. 250.00

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9 BLACK, Clinton V. Tales of Old Jamaica
Collins Educational, 1983, 
BLACK, Clinton V. Tales of Old Jamaica. (Kingston, Jamaica): Collins Educational, (1983). Pp. 127. Illustrated. 8vo, ill. card covers. Includes Annee Palmer, White Witch of Rose Hall and the Women Pirates. Small black marker stroke to half-title, else vg. 15.00

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10 BLAKE, Peter). SEFTON, Alan. Sir Peter Blake : An Amazing Life. The inspiring story of the world's most honored sailor and adventurer. Paperback.
Sheridan House, Dobbs Ferry, 2005, ISBN:157409209x 
(BLAKE, Peter). SEFTON, Alan. Sir Peter Blake : An Amazing Life. [Front cover adds: "The inspiring story of the world's most honored sailor and adventurer"]. (Dobbs Ferry, NY): Sheridan House, (2005). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (8),9-444,(4). 8vo, illustrated yellow and blue card covers, navy andyellow lettering to front cover, white and black lettering to yellow spine . "Sir Peter Blake was the outstanding sailor/adventurer of his time. In a 30-year sailing career, he won every significant bluewater race on the planet, including the America's Cup and the Whitbread Round the World race, andslashed the record for the fastest non-stop circumnavigation under sail. K nighted for his achievements and accorded celebrity status in many countries, Sir Peter turned away from competitive sailing in the last years of his life to pursue his passion to help protect the environment that he had enjoyed so much. Alan Sefton traces Blake's extraordinary life -- from the rigors of ocean racing around the world to the high drama of the America's Cup triumphs, where the egos of the world's greatest sailors clash.; Sefton describes those controversial years in vivid detail. Blake made the decision to devote his life to saving the world's oceans, using Seamaster as his classroom. On his last expedition in December 2001, he was tragically murdered by pirates on the Amazon River." - from the rear cover. Very good. 15.00

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11 BONNER, Willard Hallam. KIDD, William]. Pirate Laureate : The Life & legends of Captain Kidd. First Edition in dustjacket.
Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 1967, 
BONNER, Willard Hallam. Pirate Laureate : The Life & legends of Captain Kidd. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Published at [...] by Rutgers University Press, MCMXLVII [1947]. First Printing. Pp. (10),[xi]-xvi,(2),[3]-239,(1) 8vo,green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A scholarly analysis of the myth ical and folkloric aspects of the story of Captain William Kidd, foregrounded against a sober reconstruction of his career as outlined in scant historical sources. Contents: Part I: Growth of a Legend: 1. What Kidd Did; 2. Political Vortex; 3. Clamors and False Stories; 4. The "Kidd Business"; 5. Octavo Kidd; 6. The Road to Hell and Heaven; 7. Fifty or Three Score ThousandPounds. Part II:L 8. Knickerbocker Kidd; 9. Leatherstocking Kidd; 10. The Oval Stone and the Old Women of New England; 11. Wizard of the Sea; 12. Scaraboid Kidd; 13. Kidd's Anchorage. With index. Very good in lightly rubbed,price-clipped dustjacket. 40.00

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12 BOSTOCK, Trevor Victorian Adventure
Tom Stacey, London, 1972, ISBN:0854682945 
BOSTOCK, Trevor. Victorian Adventure. (London) : Tom Stacey, (1972). First Edition. Pp [1]-224. Illustrated. Large 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “This fascinating collection of stories, many taken from contemporary magazines, mirrors Victorian life at its most colourful.” - from the dj. Includes “Pirate Hunting in China” by Admiral J. Moresby from The Wide World Magazine (December 1898), pp 105-118, with 6 illustrations. “Piracy on a large well organised scale continued in Chinese waters long after it had been stamped out elsewhere; and unorthodox indeed was the action of the British Government in dealing with it, paying as they did bounty money of £10 per head – until the heads became too numerous.” Very good in slightly torn, unclipped dustjacket. 16.00

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13 BOYS' AND GIRLS' FICTION] CROWE, Jack Captain Kidd's Gold
Raphael Tuck and Sons, London, 0, 
[BOYS' AND GIRLS' FICTION]. Captain Kidd's Gold. Illustrated by Jack Crowe.London: Raphael Tuck and Sons, [n.d.]. Pp. 125. 8vo, illustrated blue pape r covered boards. A volume in the Boys' and Girls' Fiction series. Spine ends chipped, spine and edges worn, pages browned, ffep removed, else g. 10.00

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14 BRUFF, A. Elaine. Mysteries of the Night - Tales & Ghosts of St. Andrews. pbk.
2004, ISBN:0941831396 
BRUFF, A. Elaine. Mysteries of the Night – Tales & Ghosts of St. Andrews. N.pl.: n.pub., (2004). Printed by Print Atlantic. Pp [1]-80. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated black card covers with blank spine. Contents : 1. The Fairmont Algonquin. 2. The Charlotte County Courthouse. 3. The Charlotte County Archives and Gaol. 4. Ghosts of Water Street. 5. Haunted Hotels, Inns and B&B's. 6. The Sea, Pirates, and Gold. 7. St. Andrews Stories and Legends. Of nautical interest : Chapter 6 : The Sea, Pirates, and Gold (pp 63-72) – TheSea, Pirates, and Gold Overview – The Guardian of the Bay – The Black Swan & Black Betsy – Pirates and Privateers – Pirates and Privateers of the Bay of Fundy – Captain William Kidd – Captain William Kidd's Treasure. Very go od. Signed with inscription from the author. 12.50

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15 BUELL, Marjorie Henderson Marge's Little Lulu Plays Pirate.
McLoughlin Bros., Inc., Springfield, Mass., 1946, 
BUELL, Marjorie Henderson. Marge's Little Lulu Plays Pirate. Springfield, Mass.: McLoughlin Bros., Inc., MCMXLVI [1946]. Pp (44). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue paper covered boards. In the Westfield Classics series. Spine damaged, spine ends and corners chipped, rubbed, boards detached, a poor,reading copy only. As is. 15.00

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16 BURNETT, John S. Dangerous Waters : Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas.
Dutton, New York, 2002, ISBN:0525946799 
BURNETT, John S. Dangerous Waters : Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas. (New York) : Dutton, (2002). First Printing. Pp [i]-xii,(2),[1]-332,(6). Maps. Index. 8vo, black cloth spine, white paper covered boards. “A journalist and professional seaman takes us on a gripping voyage onto the world's oceans and into the little-known world of pirates and maritime terrorism.While sailing alone one night in the shipping lanes across one of the busi est waterways in the world, John Burnett was attacked by pirates. Through ingenuity and a little bit of luck, he survived, and his shocking firsthand experience inspired him to investigate this growing, global problem. Now, in Dangerous Waters, he charts piracy's resurgence, and reveals the threat it poses to our safety and security.” - from the dj. Penned name and a f6ew pen ,arks, else very good in unclipped dustjakcet. 20.00

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17 BUTI, Gilbert (ed.) Actes academques Corsaires et forbans en Mediterranee (XIVe - XXIe siecle)
Riveneuve editions, Paris, 2009, ISBN:9782914214582 
BUTI, Gilbert (ed.). Corsaires et forbans en Méditerranée (XIVe - XXIe siecle). Textes réunis par Gilbert Buti pour la Société Francaise d''Histoire Maritime. (Paris) : Riveneuve éditions, (2009). Pp (6),7-312,(4). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated red card covers, lettered in black, red and white. "Evoquer la course et la piraterie conduit aussitôt notre imaginaire à voguer vers de lointaines et exotiques contrées, des Caraïbes à la mer de Chine, ennégligeant la Méditerranée familière qui a pourtant été aussi un des berce aux du brigandage maritime. Aussi vieilles que l'histoire et souvent confondues, course et piraterie connaissent une vitalité nouvelle en Méditerranéedès la fin du XVe siècle. Débordant sur le proche Atlantique et se prolong eant sous différentes formes jusqu'au XXIe siècle, ces pratiques demeurent un domaine sensible de l'histoire ainsi que le suggère pour les nommer l'emploi des termes course, guerre de course, piraterie, corso ou djihad maritime. La course, les corsaires et les forbans - ces hors-la-loi des mers - ont donné lieu à des recherches nombreuses et approfondies depuis le milieu du XXe siècle. A la suite des travaux pionniers de Michel Mollat du Jourdin,un des pères de l'histoire maritime en France, et notamment depuis la tenu e du XIIIe Colloque international de San Francisco (Course et piraterie, 1975), les études se sont multipliées autour de ces questions. Cependant, de nombreux champs restent à explorer et des pistes à défricher au-delà du cliquetis des sabres d'abordage. Tel a été un des objectifs de cette rencontrescientifique, tenue à Toulon sous le patronage de la Société française d'H istoire maritime présidée par l'Amiral Jacques Chatelle, sans prétendre à l'exhaustivité, moins encore à une synthèse. Des études de cas, autour d'événements et de personnages emblématiques, et une traversée de la Méditerranée sur la longue durée, permettent d'approcher une thématique qui reste complexe et ne peut se limiter à des réponses simples, sinon simplistes et définitives." (from the back cover). Contents : Introduction générale (par PaulBois). [Pt. I] Course et piraterie : statuts et navire. 1. Le Roi, le cors aire et la loi (par Jean-Noel Bévérini). 2. Portrait d'une victime : la " nave " de commerce méditerranéenne du XVIe s.(par Michel Daeffler). 3. Impact de la course au Maroc sur l'architecture navale et l'établissement des traités, XVe- XIXe siècle (par Ali Zbitou). 4. L'utilisation du chebec dans la course méditerranéenne dans la première moitié du XIXe siècle. Mythe ou réalité ? (par Marion Delhaye). [Pt. II] Les Provençaux, la course, et la piraterie. 5. " E per que sias avisas... ". Craintes et alarmes sur les côtesde Provence (XIVe-XVIIIe siècles) (par Philippe Rigaud). 6. Equipages cors aires de Toulon pendant la guerre d'Indépendance d'Amérique (par ChristopheGobert). 7. Corsaires improvisés ou l'affaire Cuzin, La Ciotat, 27 prairia l an VII (par Yves Laget). [Pt. III] Portraits de corsaires et de forbans de la Croix et du Croissant. 8. Mutations des courses marseillaise et toulonnaise en 1709 et 1710 à travers l'exemple de Jacques Cassard (par Philippe Hrodej). 9. Hippolyte Bouchard : corsaire ou pirate ? (par Marie-Christine Célérier). 10. Corsaires du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle vus par les Français établis au Levant (by Jean-Pierre Farganel). 11. Sinan "le juif" : un pirate devenue corsaire (par Edith Garnier). 12. La course et la foi. Malte, île corsaire aux XVIe et XVIIeesiècles (par Anne Brogini). 13. Les Marocains et lacourse aux XVIIe e et XVIIIe siècle (par Leila Maziane). [Pt. IV] Les dern iers feux de la course ? 14. La course en Méditerranée sous l'Empire : premiers éléments statistiques (par Patrick Villiers). 15. Entre fortune de meret hasards terrestres : la course française à Alméria (1800-1812) (par Jea n-Marc Lafon). 16. Corsaires et pirates dans les guerres civiles et d'indépendance au début du XIXe siècle en Méditerranée : l'Espagne et la Grèce (par André Rampal). 17. La Jeune Ecole et la guerre de course. Les croiseurs corsaires à la fin du XIXe siècle (par Lucas Martinez). 18. Piraterie et terrorisme contemporains (par Alain Vignal). Conclusion : Pirates d'hier et d'aujourd'hui : corsaires, "gueux de mer", or barbaresques ? (par Patrick Villiers). Text in French. Very good. 45.00

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18 BUTLER, Paul EASTON, Peter) Easton: A Novel. signed
Flanker Press Ltd., St. John's, NF, 2004, ISBN:1894463641 
BUTLER, Paul. Easton : A Novel. St. John's, NF: Flanker Press, Ltd., 2004. Pp. 190. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. A historical novel set in 1611 Newfoundland, surrounding the exploits of notorious pirate Peter Easton. Vg. Signed by the author. 15.00

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19 BUTLER, Paul. EASTON, Peter). Easton
Flanker Press Ltd., St. John's, NF, 2004, ISBN:1894463641 
BUTLER, Paul. Easton : A Novel. St. John's, NF: Flanker Press, Ltd., 2004. Pp. 190. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. A historical novel set in 1611 Newfoundland, surrounding the exploits of notorious pirate Peter Easton. Vg. 10.00

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20 CALDER, Nigel English Channel. First American Edition in dustjacket
Viking, 1986, 1986 0670800228 / 9780670800223 
CALDER, Nigel. The English Channel. (New York) : Viking, (1986). First American Edition. Pp (4),[v]-vi,(4),[1]-373,(1) + 16 pages of illustrations. Maps in the text. 8vo, white cloth spine, blue paper-covered boards, red metallic lettering to spine.

Toy 2748.

"The strip of sea that the English call the Channel and the French call the Sleeve is, quite simply, the most fascinating piece of water in the world. The globe's busiest seaway, the Channel is a stormy passage that remains a wild frontier between, two closely related peoples who, by long tradition, detest each other's manners and phiiosophy.

Nigel Calder, whose informative, witty books have explained the mysteries of science to millions of readers, here embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of a body of water extraordinarily rich in natural and historical interest, an 'untidy museum,' touching on everything from geology and archaeology, history and politics, to navigational principles and the lore of the sea. His is a tour that slips through the boundaries of time: each stretch of coastline evokes a theme that may be prehistoric, ultramodern, or something in-between, from the cross-Channel invasion of 1066 to that of 1944, from the first airborne crossing by hydrogen balloon in 1785 to present-day plans for an underwater tunnel linking England to the Continent.

Offering unlimited opportunities for trading and smuggling, for piracy and conquest, the Channel has been the setting for events that shaped our world. But man's actions are always balanced by the sea itself, and Calder shows how the forces of nature — changes in the coastlines, the treacherous tides and impartial winds — have had a profound effect on the fates ot nations, As he traces the changes in the Channel over the centuries, Calder offers a unique view of such events as the collapse of the Roman Empire, the development of European trading rivalries, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and the games of hide-and-seek that British, French, Russian, and American submarines play there today.

Geologists, marine scientists, and historians have all mined the Channel's rich remnants of past glories and disasters. In a charming and engaging synthesis of their findings and his own observations, Calder has written his most unusual work ever, a virtual 'biography' of the world's most celebrated waters. " - from the dj.

Chapters :
1. Towards Ushant : World's' Bend;
2. Towards Brest : Fit for an Admiral?;
3. Towards Roscoff : Accidentd Oil;
4. Towards Bréhat : Someone Else's Stones ;
5. Towards the Rance River : The Tides of Saint-Malo;
6. Towards Guernsey : Never a Barrier;
7. Towards Barfleur : Eleanor's Empire;
8. Towards Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue : Rooke's Bonfire;
9. Towards Ouistreham : The Beaches of Normandy;
10. Towards the Seine River : Heirs of the Vikings;
11. Towards Boulogne : Uranium River;
12. Towards Gris-Nez : Petroleum River;
13. Towards Calais : The Dam and the Tunnel;
14. Fogbound in Calais : Different Kinds of Madness;
15. Towards De Panne : Who Won the Armada Fight?;
16. Towards South Goodwin : Escape of an Army;
17. Towards Dover : Echoes in the Sand;
18. Towards Hastings : Wreck of a Dutchman;
19. Towards Brighton : The Seaside Age;
20. Towards Selsey : Green and Pleasant Land;
21. Towards the Solent : Pomp of Yesterday;
22. Towards Weymouth Bay : The Source of the Oil;
23. Towards Brixham: Slingers and Fishermen;
24. Towards Plymouth : The Drake Phenomenon;
25. Towards Fowey : Free Traders;
26. Towards Penzance : Earthy Assets;
27. Towards Bishop Rock : Beyond Nationhood.
With bibliography and index.

Name, remainder mark to bottom edge, else very good in dustjacket. 25.00


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