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1 ALVORD, Douglas On The Water : The Romance and Lore of America's Small Boats.. First Edition in dustjacket
Yankee Books, Dublin, New Hampshire , 1988, ISBN:0899091571 
ALVORD, Douglas. On The Water : The Romance and Lore of America's Small Boats. Text and illustrations by Douglas Alvord. Dublin, New Hampshire : Yankee Books, (1988). First Edition. Pp (6),[7]-160. Oblong 8vo, brown cloth spine, brown paper-covered boards, with dark blue lettering to spine. Brice Douglas Alvord, (b. December 11, 1946, Portland Maine). "Small boats have always been an essential part of American life, but their social, historical, and cultural significance all too often has been overlooked. On the Water pays tribute to these boats and to their designers and builders. The book focuses on some of the watercraft that were introduced or are indigenous to America's eastern coast and waterways, and explores their history and evolution. Such traditional craft as the Grand Banks dory, the Adirondack guide boat, and the New Haven sharpie, as well as various styles of canoes, dinghies, and sloops, are described and depicted in finely detailed black-and-white drawings and beautiful full-color paintings. Beginning with an illustrated explanation of the basics of small boat design and construction, On the Water takes the reader inside the boat shops where history is built every day. Master boatbuilders share their thoughts and feelings about their trade, showing work in progress on re-creations of classic styles, or new designs inspired by traditional craft. "Necessity has been the commissioner of boat desgns, and specific local conditions and available materials the developer," writes Alvord. "Consequently, the seawortny Maine lobster boat has spawned many small power boats; the Chesapeake skipjack has inspired more than one fast pleasure boat; and both the eighteenth-century peapod and the canoe have influenced contemporary rowing oats. Most of these boats were developed hundreds of miles from each other, and the skills and designs were passed on largely by word of mouth, yet there is a common theme that seems tohave influenced boat design for centuries. Common sense and experience are the best teachers. Workbpats might be expected to be purely utilitarian, a nd their construction for the most part is straightorward and practical. But out of that simplicity often comes a sweet sense of beauty." The beauty that is a boat comes acoss to mariners and landspeople aiike in On the Water. Those interested in Americana also will appreciate the introduction to anart form that is as mucn a part of our country as are barns, folk crafts, and white-steepled churches." (rom the dj. Chapters : 1. Boat Basics; 2. The Native American Boat; 3. Gone Fishing; 4. The Lobsterman and the Boatbuilder; 5. Bugeyes, Tongers, and Watermen; 6. Sport and the Marshmen; 7. Flat-Water Sailing; 8. The Boats of Summer; 9. The Tradition Continues. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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2 ANDERSON, Andy. Compleat Dr. Rowing. First Edition
Bend the Timber Press, Groton, MA, 2001, ISBN:0971491704 
ANDERSON, Andy. The Compleat Dr. Rowing. (Groton, Massachusetts) : Bend theTimber Press, (2001). First Printing. Pp. (4),i-vii,(1),1-226,(2). 8vo, il lustrsated blue and yellow card covers, with dark blue lettering to front cover and spine. A collection of articles by the professional rower and rowing coach, as well as regular columnist for the Rowing News periodical. Contents: The Legends [The Legend of the Japanese Eight, &c]; Port vs. Starboard; Coaches; Coxswains; Gluckman's Theorem; Strange Boats; Strange Folks; Head of the Charles; Joe Burk; Short Pieces; Mysteries. Light cover wear, else very good. 12.50

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3 ARMITAGE, H. Cam and Cambridge Rowing.
W.P. Spalding / W. Kent & Co., Cambridge / London, 1886, 
ARMITAGE, H. The Cam and Cambridge Rowing. Cambridge : W.P. Spalding / London : W. Kent & Co., n.d. [1886/7?]. Pp (3),[i]-ix,(1),11-77. Small 8vo, redcloth, black lettering to front board. Brittain, Oar, Scull and Rudder: A Bibliography of Rowing, 69. Contents : Preface; By the Banks of the Cam (Waites' Ferry; Barnwell Pool; Chesterton; “Charon's” and the Black Cottage; The Railway Bridge; Below the Bridge; Ditton; Morley's; The Plough and the Gut; First Post Reach; Baitsbite; Clayhythe). Part I. – The Cam (Cam v. Grant; The River; Stourbridge Fair; Midsummer Fair; The Bridges; A Lease of Chesterton Ferry; A Fishing Party; Fish Ponds; A Hoax). Part II. – Cambridge Rowing (Origin of Cambridge Rowing; Boats; Oars; Locks; Courses; Landmarks; Cannabal and Slogger; Race Days; Divisions; Captains v. 'Varsity; The CaiusColours; The 'Varsity Scratch Fours; The 'Varsity Trials; Cambridge Blue; Head Boats; Henley; The 'Varsity Race : 1. Weights, 2. Best Crews, 3. Consanguinity, 4. Greater Britain; Odds and Ends; Distances; Conclusion). Rubbed, spine sunned, light wear to spine ends and corners, slight bubbling to front board, cloth darkened, front inner hinge cracked and endpaper browned, a few minor smudges, else a very good, solid copy. 400.00

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4 BENNET, A. B., with Garnet HEISLER. HEISLER, Garnet Duelling Dories : 50 Years of International Dory Racing in Nova Scotia. First Edition
Glen Margaret, Tantallon, NS, 2002, ISBN:0920427596 
BENNET, A. B., with Garnet HEISLER. Duelling Dories: 50 Years of International Dory Racing in Nova Scotia. Researched by Sarah Hubbard, Jill Neidermayer and Marlene Spindler. (Tantallon, Nova Scotia, Canada: Glen Margaret Publishing, 2002). First Edition. Pp. (6),7-70,(2). Illustrated with b/w photos to text. 8vo, art-illustrated blue card covers. This book was published to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of International Dory Racing in Nova Scotia. It is a celebration of this milestone and of the men and women who have represented the seafaring ports of Lunenburg and Gloucester over the years. It is a connection to our past; the wooden boat, iron men and women, and the sea with the "Novies" and the "Yanks" doing battle; the duelling dories. Special recognition is given to legendary rowing champions and Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame members, Russell Langille and Lloyd Heisler. Contents: 1. The Workhorse of the North Atlantic; 2. A Friendly Rivalry Unfolds;3. The 1950s: Heisler and Langille, All the Way; 4. A New Era Begins; 5. Y ears of Change; 6. The 1980s and into the 1990s; 7. The Junior Competitors,the Women and the Over Forty Crowd; 8. The Tradition Continues. Very good. 15.00

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5 BILLARD, Allan Banook Canoe Club : Voices from Our Past : A Celebration - Our First Hundred Years, 1903-2003. First Ediion in dustjacket., Signed
Sand Dollar Productions, Dartmouth, NS, 2003, ISBN:09669961138 2003 09669961138 
BILLARD, Allan. Banook Canoe Club : Voices from Our Past : A Celebration - Our First Hundred Years, 1903-2003. With research by Anne Marie Schaus andediting by Bruce Murphy. (Dartmouth, NS: Sand Dollar Productions, 2003). First Edition. Pp. (2),[1]-100,(2). With over 100 b&w photos as well as other illustrations. Oblong 8vo, blank unlettered white cloth.

A year-by-year centenary history of the Dartmouth-based canoe club.

Before the Club;
The Beginnings of Banook;
Natal Day finds a home;
World Events Intervene;
A Resurgence in the Youth Membership;
World Events Intervene, again;
A Centre of Dartmouth's Social Life;
Preparing to step onto the National Scene;
National and International Opportunities;
Growing Competition at Home;
Rebuilding the Building and the Programs;
A Program for the Future.
With the following appendices:
Club Executive Members, 1903 to 2003;
War Canoe Medals;
Individual Medal Winners;
Cottage Locations (1920s and 30s).

Very good in nicked dj. Signed by and inscribed Billard on the title page. 25.00

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6 BLIGH, William, Captain). TOOHEY, John. Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare. From the Bounty to safety -- 4,162 miles across the Pacific in a rowing boat. First American Edition in dustjacket.
HarperCollins, New York, 2000, ISBN:0060195320 
(BLIGH, William, Captain). TOOHEY, John. Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare. [Dj adds: "From the Bounty to safety -- 4,162 miles across the Pacific ina rowing boat"]. (New York): HarperCollins Publishers, (2000). First Ameri can Printing. Pp. (6),vii,(5),[1]-211,(1). 8vo, red cloth spine, white paper covered boards, silver lettering to spine. At dawn on April 28, 1789, Captain William Bligh and eighteen men from HMS Bounty were herded onto a twenty-three-foot launch and abandoned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Thusbegan their extraordinary journey to Java. Covering 4,162 miles, the small boat was battered by continuous storms, and the men on board suffered crip pling illness, near starvation, and attacks by islanders. The journey was one of the greatest achievements in the history of European seafaring and a personal triumph for a man who has been misjudged by history. 'Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare' reveals Bligh's great mapmaking skills, used to particular effect while he was exploring with Captain Cook. We discover his guilt over Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay. We learn of the failure of the Bounty expedition and the myths that surround it, the trials and retributions that followed Bligh's return to England, his successes as a navigator and as a vice-admiral fihgting next to Nelson at the Battle of Copenhagen." - from the dustjacket. Remainder mark to bottom edge, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 15.00

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7 BOURNE, Gilbert. A Textbook of Oarsmanship : A Classic of Rowing Technical Textbook of Oarsmanship : A Classic of Rowing Technical Literature.
Sport Books Publisher, Toronto , 1989, ISBN:0920905129 
BOURNE, Gilbert. A Textbook of Oarsmanship : A Classic of Rowing Technical Literature. Toronto : Sport Books Publisher, (1989). First Edition. Pp (4),[i]-xii,[1]-376,(2),+ 3 leaves plates. 8vo, black illustrated card covers. Toy 4203 for original Oxford University Press edition of 1925. Light edgewear, rubbed, penned name, else very good. 30.00

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8 Boy's Own Annual. HARDING, Robert, ed. DUNBAR, George. Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1936-1937.
Boy's Own Paper Office, London, 1937, 
(Boy's Own Annual). The Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1934-1935. Edited by Robert Harding. London : The Boy's Own Paper Office, n.d. [1937]. Pp. [i]-iv,1-576,+ frontispiece + 3 black-and-white aviation plates. Index. Large thick 8vo, illustrated green cloth with a cricket scene to the front board andthe spine, black and cream lettering to frnot board and spine. Of nautical interest: "True Pirate Tales: The Sack of Panama" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 33 -34); "The 'Rogue' Run: A Story of a Temperamental Torpedo" ("Sea-Wrack", pp. 155-159, a short story); "Where Time Stands Still: Pitcairn Island" (Edward Vernon Clayton, pp. 196, 1 photo); "Secrets from the Deep: Dr. William Beebe's Weird and Amazing Discoveries in the Depths of the Ocean" (T.C. Bridges, pp. 200-202); "On the Road to Snizort Family and the Mermaid with theDetachable Tail" ("Bywayman", pp. 212-214, a short story); "A Model Submar ine" ("Adsum, p. 214); "The Loss of the Birkenhead" (Captain S.J. Parker, pp. 225-226); "The Deep-Sea Menace: How the Naval Mine is Constructed, Laid,and Swept Up" (Commander H.R. Gordon Cumming", pp. 232-234, 1 photo and 2 diagrams); "True Pirate Tales: The Rescue of Robinson Crusoe" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 238-239, on William Dampier); "The Haunted Reef: A Gripping Yarn of the South Seas" (E. Collins, pp. 244-247, a short story); "True Pirate Tales: The Capture of the Great Mogul's Treasure Ship" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 248-249, on John Avery); "The Truth About Rowing nia Boat Race" (Hylton Cleaver, pp. 253-254, 1 photo); "Little Ships That Do Great Work" (John C. Campbell, pp. 264-266, 2 photos of the tug Seaman and barque Olivebank, and tug Norman and M.V. Port Hobart); "Britain's Oldest Ship Sinks" (p 287, on the ketch Ceres); "The S.S. Scouter: Sea Scouts' Novel Training Centre" (Frank Illingworth, p. 294, 1 photo); "Scourge of the Seas: A Tale of the Naval Secret Service" (a two-part serial by "Sea-Wrack"); "Land of the Blizzard: The Empire's New Possession: Australian Antarctic Territory" (T.C. Bridges,pp. 330-332, 3 whaling photos); "Early Explorers of the Pacific" (James Bo swell, p. 335); "Model Yachting Terms" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 399); "Build the 'B.O.P.' Land Yacht!" (Frank Illingworth, pp. 425-426); "Can You Row a BoatWell?: Some Points About Rowing" (E. Wrightson, pp. 468-469, with five dia grams); "Magnetic Ship Control" (John Silvester, p. 478, with two modellingdiagrams); "How to Make a Surf-rider" (p. 499, with four diagrams); "Ness by Ness: A Coastwise Cruise from Southend to Southwold in a Canvas Canoe" (Geoffrey Prout, pp. 518-520, with 8 photos and a map). Of Canadian interest: 3 L.C. Douthwaite "Larry Vincent, RCMP" stories; "Buffalo Trails" (Bud Cotton, pp. 470-472, about following a buffalo herd near Wainwright, Alberta); "Canada's Red Indians" (Philip H. Godsell, pp. 536-538). Other interesting pieces: "The History of Fireworks in England" (A. St. H. Brock, pp. 80-81); "A Footplate Trip with the 'Breakfast Flyer'" (H. Underwood, pp. 91-92, rail travel); "New Types of Aeroplanes" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 93-95, with photos of the Hawker Huricane, Fairey Battle Bomber, and Vickers Supermarine Stranraer Flying-boat); "Croydon Ho!: Flying Home from Australia for Christmas" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 132-134, with five photos and a map of the air route); "Khartoum: Garden City of Africa" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 189-191, 5 photos); "Off the Map" (Surgeon-Commander G. Murray Levick, R.N., pp. 193-194, about a Public Schools Exploring Society trip to the Lapland); "The Sport of Falconry: How Hawks are Traind to Kill Fur and Feather" (EricHardy, p. 309, 1 photo); "The King as an Airman" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 354-355, 2 photos of the future King George VI piloting a De Havilland and a 504K Avro); "Singapore: The Wonder City of the East" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 377-379); "Behind the Scenes at Le Mans" (Charles Metchin, pp. 385-389); "The Empire Flying Boats" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 433-435, 3 photos and 1 diagram); "London to New York in A.D. 2000: A Transatlantic Crossing Ten Miles Above the Earth!" (described by An Aircraft Engineer, pp. 447-448; right on as far as the six-hour New York-London jaunt; a little off on the "for a penny a mile!" prediction); "The Tailor Who Explored: The true story of how Kinthup, a Buddhist, playing a lone han on behalf of the Indian Survey, solved the mystery of Tibet's two great rivers, the Tsang-po and the Brahmaputra" (Sir George Dunbar, pp. 492-494); "Sea Cave Exploring During Your Holidays" (Sydney Moorhouse, pp. 525-526); "Race Swimming: How to Improve Speed and Win Races" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 527); "Giant American Locomotives" (H. Coble and A.R. Payne, pp. 555-556); "A First Solo Flight" (W.R.A. Walters). Boards lightly soiled, front inner hinge cracked, else very good. 50.00

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9 BOYD, John M'Neil Manual for Naval Cadets. Third Edition.
Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, London , 1864, 
BOYD, John M'Neil. A Manual for Naval Cadets. Third Edition. London : Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. Third Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xx,[1]-543,(1) + colour plates. Also illustrated with drawings, technical diagrams and tables to text. 8vo, dark blue pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind-stamped crown-and-anchor to front and rear boards. The half-title page and the spine have it as The Naval Cadet's Manual. John Mc'Neil Boyd, R.N. (b. 1812, Derry / Londonderry -d. February 9, 1861), Captain of HMS Ajax (1809) died in the "Boyd disaster" 1861, Dϊn Laoghaire, Ireland. The first edition appeared in 1857 and was reviewed in The Nautical Magazine andNaval Chronicle. Chapters: 1. Water and Air. : Hydrodynamics — Impenetrabi lity of Matter — Density, Volume or Bulk, Cohesion, Extension and Divisibility — Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Hydrogen — Carbonic Acid Gas — Ventilation — Composition of Water and Air — Hydrostatic Press—Density of Water and Air. 2.Displacement and Shape. : Hydrostatics in connection with Naval Architectu re — Displacement — Capacity of Ships — Shape — Size — The 'Duke of Wellington' — The 'Great Eastern' — Iron and Wooden Ships — Fluid Resistance. 3. Winds. : Atmospheric Air — Its Density — Effect of Heat on Air — Causes of Whirlwinds and Hurricanes — Velocity and Perpendicular Pressure of Winds — Barometer — Weight of the Atmosphere — Principle of the Barometer — Aneroid Barometer — Thermometer — Table of comparative Degrees of different Thermometers — Admiral Fitzroy's useful Rules — Wind and Weather Journal — The Siphon. 4. Construction.: Wet Docks — Locks — Dry Docks — Angle Blocks — Culverts — The Caisson or Floating Dam — Slips — Shores — The Cradle — Patent Slip — Graving Dock — Coffer Dam — Floating Dock — Timbers used in Ship-building — Seasoning Timber — Kyanising and Burnettising — Bramah's Forcing Pump— Timber-bending Machines — Mechanical Properties of Materials used in Con struction — Marine Glue — Its great adhesive Power — Strength of Timber — Of Cast Iron — Transverse Strength of various Materials — Table of Experiments on the Transverse Strength of Cast Iron Bars — Tensile Strength and Power to resist Compression — Iron — Steel — Soft Metal — Vulcanised Indian Rubber — Air Pumps — Steam Pipes — Weights, Size, and Specific Gravities of Substances used in the Construction of Vessels — Bolts and Nails — Adhesion of Nail — Mould Loft — Sheer Drawing — Sheer Plan — Half-breadth Plan —Body Plan — Keel — Stem — Apron — Knight-heads — Stern-post — Body-post — A Frame of Timbers — Deadwood — Keelson — Beams — Carlings — Hawse Holes — Breast-hooks and Crutches — Riders — Trussing — Side Heelsons — Steps — False Keel — Gripe — Limbers — Planking — Channels — Bill-boards — Cat Head — Head Knees — Gammoning Piece — Decks — Riding Bits — Port's Sides — Spindle of the Capstan — Compressors — Scuppers — Hawse Bucklers — Hold — Magazines — Engine Room — Caulking, Sheathing, and Coppering — The Rudder — Its Chocks — The Figure Head—The Pump — Firo Engine — Chain Pump — Massie's Pump — BilgePumps — Body Post and After Deadwood — Burthen of Ships — Symbols used to characterise Vessels— Amount of Materials for a 120-gun ship. 5. Floating.:Difficulties in Launching—The' Bombay '—The'Sulphur '—The' Ambuscade' [a D utch frigate in 1801] —Remarkable Triumph in the case of the 'Gorgon'— Sir Howard Douglass's Rules for estimating Bulk and Buoyant Capacities of Spars- Table of Contents of Bound Timber — Rules for Measurement of Open Vessel s — Rafts of Ships' Materials — Bafts of Trees — Loss of Weight experiencedby different Bodies when immersed in Sea Water — Specific Gravity — Its Me aning — Rule to determine the Magnitude of any Body from its Weight and vice versa. 6. Stowage.: Use of Ballast — Stability—Weight of Ballast in former and present Times — Centre of Gravity — Connection of Centre of Gravity with Displacement — Resultant of the Pressure of Water — Distribution of Weights — Effect of Trim on Sailing — Natural Inclination to 'hogging' —Problem of Stability — Ship heeling under Canvas — Connection of Stability with Trim and Form — Effect produced by moving certain Weights through different Spaces — The Water Level Dr. Arnott on Fluid Resistance — Ballast — Tanks. 7. Mechanical Powers. : A Force — Gravity — Direction of a Force — Velocity— Power as distinguished from Strength — Unit of Work — The Motive Powers augmented, regulated and directed by Machinery — Levers—Wheel and Axle — Capstan — Leverage — Patent Capstan — Concentrated and diffused Powers — A Train — Tackles — Their Theory — List of Tackles — Inclined Plane — Wedge — Screw — Compound Machine — Crane — Compound Wheel and Axle — Friction — Friction in connection with Blocks. 8. The Telescope.: Achromatic Telescope — Composition and Effects of Light — Lenses — Pencil of Rays — Refracting Telescope — Composition of Light — Object Glass of an Achromatic Telescope. 9. Masts. : Timber used for Masts — Single Tree and Made Masts — Hoops — Rubbing Paunch — Names of different Parts of a Mast — Knees — Tressle - trees — Battens—Bolsters — Tenon — Lower Cross Trees — Tops — Necklaces — Lower Caps — Top-masts — Mizen-top-masts — Topmast Cross-trees — Necklace for Hanging-blocks — Top-mast Caps — Fids — Top Tackles — Top-gallant and Royal Masts— Heels — Bowsprits — Bee-blocks — Gammoning Fish — Saddle — Bowsprit Caps — Jib-booms — Yards — Average Value of Spars — Weight and Dimensions of Sp ars — Masting — Derricks — Mast Strops — Masting Spars — Masting and Dismasting with own Resources — Handling a Bowsprit — Neat Performance in the History of Masting — Lower Mast Sprung or Wounded — Bowsprits and Lower Yards—The 'Thetis' — Lightning Conductors. 10. Equipment: Rigging.: Manufacture of Ropes — Yarns — Strands — Hawser-laid Rope — Cables — Shroud-laid Rope — Spun Yarn — Sennit — Nettle Stuff — Foxes — Reef Points or Gaskets — Coir Rope — Splices — Worming, Parcelling, Serving and Backing — Throat, Round and Flat Seizings - Straps — Table of Size of Hemp, Chain, and .Wire Rope — Ditto of Strength of Chain, Hemp, and Wire Rope — Ditto of Threads and Weight of Bolt Rope — Ditto of Number of Threads, Weights and Strength of Hemp Cables — Ditto of Number of Threads and Weight of Hawser-laid Rope, three Strands — Ditto of Number of Threads and Weight of Hawser-laid Rope, four Strands — Ditto of Weight of Tacks — Signal-halyards — Blocks — Table of Size of Rope Stropping — Table of Weight of Wooden Blocks — Ditto of Size and Weight of Purchase Blocks — Hooks — Metal Blocks — Thimbles — Iron Blocks — Standing Rigging — Running Rigging — Cutting Out — Mast-head Pendants — Foremost Shroud — Stays — Rigging Ship — Placing lower Cross-trees — Placing Tops — Taking Turns — Bowsprit — Gammonings — Man-ropes — Stage — Bobstay Collars — Forestay Collars — Bobstays - Bowsprit Shrouds - Cap Bobstay — Bumpkins — Setting up Bowsprits — Setting up Bobstays — Rigging a Lower Mast — The Cap — Lower Lift Blocks — Stays — Turning in Lower Rigging — Shrouds ends up—Turning in Cutter Stay Fashion—Reeving Lanyards — Setting up Rigging —Stays — Rattling — Futtock Rigging — Comparison of Chain and Rope Gear — G etting up Top-masts — Placing Cross-trees — Rigging Top-masts — Necklace — Tye Blocks — Main-top-mast Back Stay — Lanyards — Jib Stay — Topmast Caps —Span Blocks — Getting up Top-gallant Masts — Top-gallant Rigging—Trysail M asts — Jib-boom— Jib Traveller — Funnel — Foot-ropes— Guys — Martingale — Spritsail Gaffs — Dolphin Striker — Heel Chains— Crupper — Jib Stay — Traveller — Whiskers — Flying Jib-boom. 11. Equipment: Rigging.: Lower Slings — Jeer Blocks — Getting Lower Yards in — Rig Lower Yards — Lower Jeer Blocks —Top-sail Sheet or Quarter Blocks — Truss Strops — Clue Garnet — Rolling Ta ckle — Jackstays — Foot Ropes — Yard Tackle—Pendants— Brace Blocks — Leech Lines — Slings — Rigging Topsail Yards — Mizen Topsail Yards — Parrel — Quarter Blocks -Brace Blocks — Topsail Lifts — Rigging Upper Yards — Lifts andBraces — Heaving up Lower Yards — Trusses —Top-sail Halyards — Fly-Blocks — Crossing Top-sail Yards — Upper Yard Ropes — Spanker-boom and Gaff — Topping Lifts — Boom Sheets — Throat Halyards — Peak Halyards — Vangs — Throat Downhauls — Outhauler — Brails - Signal Halyards — Running Rigging — Jib Halyards — Flying Jib Halyards — Fore-top-mast Staysail — Main-top-mast Staysail — Top-gallant and Royal Staysails — Main and Fore Staysail — Second Jib— Courses — Clue Garnets — Runtimes — Leeehlines — Fore Bowlines — Reef Pe ndants — Topsails — Sheets — Cluelines — Reef Tackles — Topsail Cluelines— Top-gallant Sails— Top-gallant Buntlines — Royals — Fore-top Bowlines — Main-top Bowlines — Studding Sail Gear— Studding Sail Booms — Fore Guys — Halyards — Tripping Lines — Fore-top-mast Stud-sails — Tacks, Sheets, and Downhauls — Topping Lifts — Tack and Lower Halyard — Blacking down. 12. Knots and Splices. : Worming — Serving — A Short Splice — Eye Splice — Long Splice — Flemish Eye — Cut Splice —Wall Knot — To Crown a Wall Knot — To Double Wall a Wall Knot—To Double Crown a Wall Knot—Stopper Knot — Shroud Knot — French Shroud Knot — Buoy Rope Knot — Miscellaneous Knots — Matthew Walker's Knot — Single Diamond Knot — Double Diamond Knot — Sprit Sail Sheet Knot — Turk's Head — A Selvagee — To lengthen a Rope by additional Strands — Bends and Hitches — Grummet — Round Seizing — Throat Seizing. 13. Anchors and Cables. : Admiralty Anchors — Porter's and Rodger's Anchors — Jury Anchors — Mitchel's Screw Anchors — Chain Cables — Admiralty Specification of Chain Cables — Splicing Tails — Anchor Shackles — Cable Swivels — Cable Shackle — Admiral Elliot's Splicing Shackle — Sir Thomas Hardy's Mooring Swivel — Messenger and Crane Chains— Clear Hawse - Shaeklo — Slip Stopper — Top Chains —Mast-head Slings — Table of Number and Weights of Anchors, and Number and Size of Cables and Messengers — Table of Splicing Shackles, Mooring Swivelsand Chains, as to Weight and Value—Rules for finding the Weight of Open-li nked Chains — To find the Weight that may be lifted by Chains—Table of Strain, Size, Value, and Weight of Chain Cables and Anchors — Dimensions of Lockers for 200-fathom Chain Cable — Getting in Cables — Getting in Anchors — Fish Davit — Fish Block — Waist Anchor — Cat-Block — Cat—Stock-Tackle — Stream Anchors — Gangers —Object of the Buoy — Hemp Cables. 14. Stores and Provisions. : Hoisting in Spare Spars — Getting in Provisions and Stores—Description, Contents, and Weight of Packages and Iron Tanks — Empty Casks— SlopClothing — Marine Necessaries — Forage — Religious Books — Iron Tanks — We ight of Provisions and Stores for a Ship of each Rate. 15. Ordnance. : Gun Metal — Parts of a Gun — Parts of a Gun Carriage — External and Internal Appearance of Gun Carriage — Parts of a Carronade — Angle of Dispart— Sights — Line of Metal — Centre of Metal — Tangent Scale —Calibre of a Gun — Axis of a Piece — Windage — Vents — Shot and Shell — Mortars — Proof Charges of Brass Guns — Howitzers — Table of Proof Charges — Gunpowder — Its ComponentParts — Powder Marks — Cartridges — Metal Cases— Dimensions of Powder Pack ages — Shell — Metal Fuses — Blue Light — Long Lights — Slow Match — Port Fires — Bickford's Fuse — Signal Rockets — Congreve Rockets — Carcasses — Tubes — Gun Cotton — Lignine — Field-piece Carriages, Table of their Weight and Dimensions — Elevation and Plan of 9-pounder Brass Field Carriage — Weights and Dimensions of Small Arms in use — Shot — Canister — Grape — Shrapnell Shell — Getting in Guns— Duty of the Gurnet — Rigging Yard Purchase — Raising Guns. 16. Boats. : Material and Value of Boats — Carvel and Clinker —Diagonals — Chain Slings— Plug Holes — Mast Steps — Weights and Tonnage of Boats — Coppering of a 42-foot Pinnace Launch — Fitting Gun Slides — Hoist ing in and Stowing Boom Boats — Mr. Tinmouth's Experiments to ascertain theProperties of Spars—Runners and Tackles—Securing Lizards — Hooking on — Fo ul Hook — Hoisting out — Yard Tackle - Pendants — Top Burtons — Snatches — Mode of stowing Barge and Pinnace—Stowing Boom Boats in one—Advantages of. 17. Sails. : Parts of Sails — Weight and Price of Canvas used — Strengtheners — Eye-let Holes, Clues, and Foot Ropes — Cutting — Courses — Top Sails —Boom Main Sails — Size and Proportion of Sails for different-sized Boats — Different Modes of pointing Sails — Table of Yards and Size of Canvas requ ired for certain Sails for Ships of different Rates — Table showing the Purposes for which the Classes are suitable — Table of Weight of Sails—Tablo of Time required to complete certain Sails of certain Dimensions — Table of a Man's daily Work, and of Length, Number, and Weight of Points in Sails ofdifferent Class Ships — Sail Tackle — Bending Sails — Topsails — Courses — Spanker — Head Sails — Jibs — Lacings — Top-gallant Sails and Royals — Boo m Main-sails — Try-sails — Studding Sails — Making Sail — Furling Sails. 18. Action of Wind upon Sails.: Area and Centre of Effort — Axis of Rotation — Natural and direct Resistance — Their Effect on a Ship's Progress — Advantage of flat and Disadvantage of curved Surfaces — Power of Sails illustrated from the Lever—Carrying a good Helm — Tacking and Wearing. 19. Measures and Weights. : Measures of Time — The Pendulum — Compensation Balance — Table of Length of Pendulum vibrating Seconds in different Latitudes — Tables of British Weights and Measures — Miscellaneous Weights and Measures — Relative Value of British and French Weights and Measures — French Decimal System — Relative Value of British and Foreign Measures of Length — Relative Value of British and Foreign Commercial Weights — Lead Lines — Log Lines — Measuring Distance by Sound. 20. Organisation.: Berthing — Hammocks and Bags — Clothing — Watch, Quarter, and Station Bill — Form of Watch Bill — Conduct Book — Form for Routine and Executive's Order Book — Mustering by Divisions — Meals — Cleaning Decks — Wet and Dry Stoning — Spitting Kids — Collingwood's System of Arrangement — Head Shoots — Constant Attention to be paid to Ventilation — Observance of the Lord's Day. 21. Preparing for Sea. : Loadstone — Compasses — Cause of Variation of the Needle — Mr. Barlow's Correcting Plate — Steering Gear — Tillers and Yokes — Twiddling Lines — Paint Work — Life Buoys — Night Signals — Bules for Passing Ships — Line of Battle — Order of Sailing — Line of Bearing — Close and Open Order — Inspection ofShips — The Things to be attended to — Loosing Sails. 22. Handling Boats. : Steam Boats and Tackles — Carrying Stores — Store Warrants — Carrying Sail — Precautions before Shoving off — Passing to Leeward of a Vessel — Sternway — Small Helm — Blowing off Land — Boarding— Swinging at Ebb — Management of Boats in Broken Water — General Rules for Rowing to Seaward — Broaching-to — Drognes — Rules for attempting to Land through a heavy Surf — Getting a Boat up on a Beach — Dangers to bo apprehended on Boarding a Stranded Vessel — Taking Boats in Tow — Saluting — Watering — Warping — General Duties — Lowering and Hoisting — Hooking on for Hoisting — Fitting Quarter Davits. 23. Anchoring. : Anchoring on Signals — Mooring — Position of the Anchors, and Direction of Wind necessary to be considered in Mooring — Taut Moor — Mooring in a Tide Way — Foul Hawse — Clearing Hawse — Mooring Swivel — Putting on the Swivel after Mooring — Securing Cables — The Fastenings — Unmooring — Foul Anchor — Anchoring — Single Anchor— Creeping for Anchors — Carrying an Anchor out by Boats — Stream Anchors — Carrying Anchor by Boats when the Ship is ashore — Heaving off— Carrying Anchors with Boats — Re-stowing Waist Anchors — To stow the Waist Anchor with the Davits — Striking Lower Yards and Topmasts. 24. Handling the Ship. : Experience. Promptitude, andInvention, necessary for Command — Coiling Ropes — Casting — Tacking — Sai ling in Line — Wearing — Cracking on — Taken Aback — Man Overboard — Takinga Ship in Tow under Sail — Warping — Shaking out Reefs — Fore and Aft Sail s — Setting Upper Sails — Taut Gear — Deadening Way — Collision — Setting Studding Sails — Taking in Studding Sails — Taking in Sail — Reefing Topsails — Setting Courses — Boxing off— Taking in the Driver — Taking the Jib in — Sending Top-gallant Masts and Yards down — Weather Brace carried away — Weather Reef Tackle carried away — Weather Topsail Sheet and Clueline carried away — Main Tack and Clue Garnet gone — Topsail Brace and Parrel carried away — Top-gallant Brace and Parrel carried away — Bobstays gone — The bestRemedy — Preventer Braces, Lifts and Cluelines — Reefing Topsails and Cour ses — Reefing Courses —Taking in a Course — Reducing a Topsail — Taking a Topsail in when Blowing Hard — Sending a Topsail up in Bad Weather — Sendinga Topsail up Reefed — Unbending Sails — Shifting Top-gallant Masts — Shift ing Top-masts — Shifting Jib-boom — Broken Spars — Rudder gone — To Steer with a Cable — Landing the Rudder — Slacking Lower Rigging — Swifting in Rigging — Cutting away Masts — Casting Rigging adrift — To get a Lower Yard down inside the Rigging — Trimming Sails — Making Sail — Backing and Filling — Boats making for the Ship — Dredging — Club Hauling — Heaving Down — Scale ofBlocks, Falls, Pendants, Strapping and Shrouds used in Hearing down different Classes of Ships—Captain Harris's Account of Heaving down the 'Melville'—The 'Success' and the 'Croesus' repaired. 25. Steam Engine. : The Marine Steam Engine—Fuel — Coal — Patent Fuel — Good Stoking — Draft of Chimney— Blast-pipe — Damper — Properties of Steam — Neweomen's Atmospheric Engin e — Elastic Force of Vapour — Temperature of Steam — Instruments employed for Testing — Pressure of Steam — Boilers — Heat operates on Solids by Conduction, on Fluids by Connection — Latent Heat — Radiation — Marine Boilers ¦— Water Space — Steam Chest — Flue Boilers — Liability to Bursting — Communication or Stop Valves — Feed Pumps — Hot Well — Water Gauge — Priming — Land Engines — Reverse Valves — Blow-off Cocks — Brine Pumps — Man-hole — Mud-hole — Steam Gauge — Safety Valve — Waste Steam Funnel — Drip Pipe — SteamPipe — Throttle Valve — Force of Steam — The Cylinder — Eduction Pipe — Th e Eccentric — Slide Valves — Expensive Gear — Escape Valves — Condenser — Air Pump and Hot Well — Kingston Valves — Foot, Delivery, Blow-through, and Sniffing Valves — The Piston — Piston Rod — Stuffing Box — Glands — Direct-acting Oscillating Engine — Dead Point — Trunk Engines — Indicator — Horse Power — The Screw — Marine Propeller — Pitch of a Screw — The Slip — Handling the Propeller — Distilling Apparatus — Action of Parts of Engine in Distillation — Steerage of Screw Ships. 26. Flags. : The Royal Standard — The Prince of Wales's Standard — Union Jack — Admiralty Flag — Flag of the Cinque Ports — Signal Code . Appendix : List and Average Prices of Articles necessary for a Cadet's Equipment — Chests and Drawers — Admiralty Circular on Expense of Messes — Article from The Times — Necessary Expenses and Official Pay of Young Officers — Queen's Admiralty Instructions relative to the Qualifications of Naval Cadets, &c. — Instruction in the Training Ship — Examination on leaving the Training Ship — Certificate of Qualification for Midshipman — Examination of Midshipmen — Certificate of Intermediate Examination — Examination and Form of Passing Certificate for Lieutenant or Master —Examination for Master's Assistant, and for Master or Second Master — Cert ificate in Gunnery — Form of Passing Certificate at the Koyal Naval Collegefor Lieutenant or Master —Taking in a Course — Falconer's Shipwreck cited . With the two plates of Signal Flags, The plate of Union Jack to face page496 [with the different crosses of the Union Jack]printed seperately and f olding in]; The eight plates of Flags to follow the Union Jack, in the order as numbered; The plates of Masts to follow those of the Flags. Very good,clean copy in restored and now very stout and sturdy original binding. 500 .00

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Up and Down the Merrimac : A Vacation Trip, BOYD, Pliny Steele.
10 BOYD, Pliny Steele. Up and Down the Merrimac : A Vacation Trip
D.E. Lothrop Company, Boston, 1890, 
BOYD, Pliny Steele. Up and Down the Merrimac : A Vacation Trip. Boston : D.E. Lothrop Company, (copyright 1879). Pp [i]-vi,7-185,(4,ads),(3), frontispiece. 8vo, pictorial grey cloth, gilt panel to spine.

Toy 1314: "A rambling, facetious, descriptive and highly embroidered account of a rowing, towing, and sailing voyage in a dory up the Merrimac from Newburyport to Passaconaway Island, of camping there, and of the voyage home.".

New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

“And to gratify the gypsy, as well as to enjoy the luxury of discovery, and the fascination of peril, we took for our vacation trip a row and sail up the Merrimac – myself and two boys.” (p. 9).

Contents :
1. Preliminary.
2. The Start.
3. Rowing with the Tide.
4. A Thunder-Storm. 5. The Broken Oar. 6. Our First Sunday.
7. Onward and Upward.
8. Rowing Up Stairs.
9. Passaconaway Island.
10. Looking Toward Sunrise.
11. Solitude and Society.
12. Homeward Bound.
13. A Pinch of Salt.
14. The New Earth.
15. One Last Sunday.
16. Music in the Air.
17. Home Again.

Slightly cocked, spine ends and corners worn, bubbling to cloth, margins of leaves browned, gift inscription (dated 1892), else good. 50.00

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11 BRIANT, KEITH. Oxford Limited. in dj.
Farrar & Rinehart, 1938, 
BRIANT, KEITH. Oxford Limited. NY.: Farrar & Rinehart, (1938). Pp 306. 8vo,blue cloth. "Keith Briant, the 1936 editor of The Isis, the undergraduate paper at Oxford University, has written a startling and uncompromising study of one of the world's greatest universities." -from the dust jacket. Of nautical interest: "Chapter 3 - SPORT; The Importance of Losing the Boat Race." Edgeworn, crumpling to spine ends, spotting to upper board, previous owner's signature to ffep, worm hole evident, ow vg in chipped, sunned, somewhat soiled, price-clipped dj. 20.00

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12 BRITTAIN, Frederick Oar, Scull and Rudder : A Bibliography of Rowing
Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, London, 1930, 
BRITTAIN, Frederick, (comp.). Oar, Scull and Rudder : A Bibliography of Rowing. With a preface by Steve Fairbairn. London : Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1930. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xii,[1]-112. Small 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Howard-Hill, Bibliography of British Literary Bibliographies, 2nd ed. 2276f. "The first part, whicn is limited to descriptions of books and pamphlets published independently, contains about240 items. Nearly all of these are devoted entirely to rowing, or to rowin g and closely allied sports. Excluding the few which are concerned only in a minor degree with rowing, 140 of the books and pamphlets are in English (including 5 published in British colonies and 17 in the United States), 48 in German, 15 in French (including 1 published in Belgium), 7 in Norwegian,7 in Dutch (including 1 published in Belgium), 5 in Italian, 2 in Swedish, 2 in Danish, and 1 each in Russian, Polish, and Spanish. The second part, which is limited to articles on rowing published in periodicals and encyclopaedias, contains about 700 items. Those included under each year are further arranged in alphabetical order of the periodicals in which they appear. I have frequently given a summary of the contents of an article instead of an exact reproduction of a vague title. The compilation of this part was particularly difficult in the later years, owing to the fact that some important periodicals have long since abandoned the publication of an annual index, so that 1 have often had to examine every number in order to pick out articles on rowing." - p.[ix]. Part I. Independent Works: (a). Before the general adoption of sliding seats in 1873; (b). From the general adoption of sliding seats in 1873 to the end of the nineteenth century; (c). The twentieth century. Part II. Articles in Periodicals: (a). Before the general adoption of sliding seats in 1873; (b). From the invention of sliding seats to the end of the nineteenth century; (c). The twentieth century. With an index. "The story has not been without its controversies, in whicn I have taken my full share; but this book is impartial and attempts to give references to all the literature of the subject. I think therefore that many old oarsmen will want to possess this book, to refer themselves to a literature whichwill tell them how, in these hundred years, the art has been built up, and perhaps to remind them of their own contests and triumphs." - from the pre face. Brittain provides many useful annotations, particularly in Part I. Light wear to cloth and spine ends, else very good. Scarce. 175.00

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13 BURBANK, Jane. Intelligentsia and Revolution : Russian Views of Bolshevism, 1917-1922. First Edition in dustjacket.
Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 1986, ISBN:0195040619 
BURBANK, Jane. Intelligentsia and Revolution : Russian Views of Bolshevism,1917-1922. New York and Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1986. First Prin ting. Pp. (4),[v]-viii,(2),3-340,(4). 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt letteringto spine. "From the Bolshevik victory in 1917 to the consolidation of powe r five years later, the Russian revolution inspired a brilliant outburst oftheory and criticism among Russian intellectuals who struggled to comprehe nd their country's dramatic social upheaval. Faced with the collapse of themonarchy and disintegration of life as it had been, Marxists, monarchists, anarchists, populists, liberals, and nationalists alike contributed to a g rowing collection of critical and speculative thought. The October coup rekindled issues that had concerned the intelligentsia in the past -- issues that are still hotly debated today. Why had the revolution happened in Russia? Was this socialism? What did Bolshevik power mean for Russia and the Western world? How would the values of the Russian people be affected? In 'Intelligentsia and Revolution', Jane Burbank recovers these early responses tothe revolution, offering a multi-faceted image of the revolution seen from within. She surveys the vast body of unknown or forgotten polemical litera ture inspired by the Bolshevik takeover in 1917 and the ensuing social, political, and economic turmoil. From Kropotkin, the voice of Russian anarchism, to Ustrialov, a xenophobic nationalist, Burbank follows the disparate theories of these intellectuals, tracing their commitments and dilemmas through the turbulent years of civil war, and for many, into the Russian emigration. Her insightful analysis reveals how the revolution revitalized the political culture of the intelligentsia and, at the same time, exposed the fragile basis of its existence. An informative study of the Russian intelligentsia in its classic role as social critic and articulator of national ideals, 'Intelligentsia and Revolution' paints an important group portrait. it skillfully depicts a broad range of perspectives on the revolution during a crucial period when both action and inaction counted and when the tactical and institutional choices made by the intelligentsia were critical for the future." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Revolutionaries in the Revolution: The Search for Democratic Socialism: Menshevik Prospects -- Iulii Martov: Principled Protest Against the Commissarocracy -- Menshevik Dissenters:Plekhanov, Potresov, Zasulich -- Pavel Axelrod: "A Dictatorship over the P roletariat" -- Martov's Battles. 2. Revolutionaries in the Revolution: Populist Perspectives: The Revival of Russian Populism -- Viktor Chernov: "The Dictatorship of the City over the Country" -- Mark Vishniak: ConstitutionalIllusions -- Petr Kropotkin: "How Communism Cannot be Introduced" -- Popul ism in Defeat. 3. Two Russian Liberals: Socialism on Trial: Principles and Goals -- P.N. Miliukov and Bolshevik Power -- Petr Struve: "The Experimental Refutation of Socialism" -- Struve: Searching for the Nation -- Miliukov:"The Birth of Russian Democracy" -- The Liberals and the People. 4. The Mo narchy in Fact and Fancy: The Autocratic Legacy -- F.V. Vinberg: "The Forces of Darkness" -- S.S. Ol'denburg: The Best Case for the Sovereign -- Monarchist Politics, 1921-1922 -- The Kingdom of Ideals. 5. A Different Culture:From the Depths: Nikolai Berdiaev: "The Peculiarity of Bitter Russian Fate " -- N.S. Trubetskoi: The Rebellion of the Despised -- N.V. Ustrialov: Changing Landmarks. 6. The Revolution and the Intelligentsia. With selected bibliography and index. Very good in lightly nicked dustjacket. 40.00

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14 BURNELL, R. D. NICKALLS, G. O. (foreword) Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, 1829-1953
Oxford University Press, London, 1954, 
BURNELL, R. D. The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, 1829-1953. Foreword by G. O. Nickalls. L.: Oxford University Press, 1954. Pp. 244 + 8 p. of plates and 6 p. of maps. 8vo, green cloth. Toy 1683. A history of the great Oxfordv. Cambridge rowing regattas. Includes the results of all of the two schoo ls' previous head to head meetings and who made up the crew of each boat. Very minor wear to extremities, name, else vg. 60.00

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15 BURNELL, Richard Henley Royal Regatta : A Celebration of 150 Years. First Edition in dustjacket.
Stanley Paul, London, 1989, ISBN:0434981346 
BURNELL, Richard. Henley Royal Regatta : A Celebration of 150 Years. (London) : William Heinemann in Association with Gieves & Hawkes, (1989). First Edition. Pp (14),[3]-226,(2). Double column. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt letteringto spine. "Henley Royal Regatta celebrates the 150th anniversary of its fo undation on March 25 1989. From small beginnings Henley has become the world's most famous and prestigious rowing event; in Britain it has grown to bea national institution. Richard Burnell has written the official history o f this great sporting and social occasion. It follows the growth of the Regatta. on the river and behind the scenes, •nes, from its inaugural meeting in the Town Hall at Henley-on-Thames in 1839 to the present day. It carriesextensive statistics of results and personal appearances, making it the de finitive record of Henley racing. It is not only a souvenir of a special summer occasion but an essential reference book for all concerned with rowing." - from the dj. Foreword by Peter Coni; Part I. The Management. 1. The More It Changes 2. Royal Henley; 3. The Rules; 4. Finances; 5. Henley as Landowners; 6. The Course; 7. The Events; Part II. The Racing. 8. The Old Course, 1839-1885; 9. New Course to Success: 1886-1914; 10. Straight Course Between the Wars: 1919-1939; 11. Back in Business: 1940-1953; 12. A New Era - Challenge from the East: 1954-1974; 13 Fighting Back: 1975—1988. Part III. Facts and Figures. Appendices: 1. Ambition and Success; 2. The Record Breakers; 3. Winners and Trophies; 4. Discontinued Events; 5. Stewards and Committee; 6. Chronology. With index. Very good in dustjacket. 40.00

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16 BURNELL, Richard One Hundred and Fifty Years of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. 1st in dj
Precision Press, Marlow, 1979, ISBN:0950063878 
BURNELL, Richard. One Hundred and Fifty Years of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race : An Official History. (Marlow) : Precision Press in collaborationwith Guinness, 1979. First Edition. Pp (8),1-111,(1). b&w plates, charts. Lg 8vo, light blue cloth. Toy 1685, Ben Cohen, The Thames 1580-1980 : A General Bibliography, p. 276. Vg in price-clipped dj. 70.00

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17 BURSTALL, Patricia. Golden Age of the Thames. 1st UK in dj
David & Charles, 1981, 
BURSTALL, Patricia. The Golden Age of the Thames. Newton Abbot : David & Charles, (1981). Pp 222 + 16 pp photos. 8vo, cloth. Toy 0025. "Regattas, concerts, Venetian fκtes, rowing, punting, painting, bathing - many and varied were the activities indulged in that pleasure resort which was the Thames above Richmond from about 1870 until 1914. Patricia Burstall delightfully captures the mood of the pleasure-seekers, from the Prince of Wales, passing through Boulters lock to a loyal raising of hats and a dainty flutter of white handkerchiefs, to the drunken bean-feaster bawling his raucous choruses." - the dj. With bibliography and Index. Vg in vg dj. 30.00

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18 BYRNE, L.S.R., (ed.) Eton Boating Book : Third Edition. Revised, Enlarged and Brought down to the Year 1932 by the Eton Viking Club.
Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co., , Eton , 1933, 
BYRNE, L.S.R., (ed.). The Eton Boating Book : Third Edition. Revised, Enlarged and Brought down to the Year 1932 by the Eton Viking Club. Eton : Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co.Ltd., 1933. Numbered Edition, "Subscription Copy No.233". Pp (6),[vii]-xl,[1]-695,(1) + 4 leaves of plates + 3 folding maps at rear. Thick 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Toy 1701. Contents: Editor's Preface; Eton Boathouses; Queen's Eyot; Preface tothe Second Edition of 1875 by R.H. Blake-Humfrey; Introduction to the Orig inal Editions of 1869 and 1875; Records (pp.1-626); Captains of the Boats; Winners of the House Fours; Winners of the Pulling; Winners of the Sculling; Etonians in the University Boatrace; Etonians in the Oxford v. Harvard Race; Etonian Winners at Henley; Etonian Winners in the Wingfield Scullsl Etonian Olympic Winners; Official Titles of Crews entered against Eton at Henley. With index. The photographs: Edmond Warre, Rev. A.T.W. Shadwell, J. Baring (opp. p.244); Havilland (opp. p.308); The Royal Barge (opp. p.382); The Boathouses in 1932 (opp. p.626). The maps of Regatta-Courses : 1. Henley Regatta Course; 2. Boveney Weir to Old Windsor Weir; 3. Marsh Lock toBoveney Weir. Light wear to cloth, spine sunned, else a very good, solid c opy. 200.00

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19 Canadian Magazine BARKER, R.K., Capt. CAMERON, Agnes Deans SCOTT, Marshall Owen The Canadian Magazine of Politics, Science, Art and Literature. Vol. 18, November, 1901 to April, 1902, inclusive.
Ontario Publishing Co., Ltd, Toronto , 1902, 1902 
(Canadian Magazine). The Canadian Magazine of Politics, Science, Art and Literature. Vol. XVIII, November, 1901 to April, 1902, inclusive. Toronto : The Ontario Publishing Co., Ltd., 1902. Pp [i]-iv,[1]-588. Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. Large 8vo (185 x 243 mm), red cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine.

Of nautical interest :

“The Rowing Season of 1901, with a brief comparison of the styles adopted in England, United States and Canada” by Capt. R.K. Barker (pp 33-37, with 6 illustrations);

"The Yachting Season of 1901" by F.J. Campbell (pp 43-52, with 9 illustrations);

“The First Steamer on the Pacific” [the steamer Beaver] by Agnes Deans Cameron (pp 243-244, with 2 illustrations);

“A Little Study of the Sea” by Arnold Haultain (pp 245-250, with 2 illustrations);

“Changing Aspects of Sable Island” by Marshall Owen Scott (pp 341-349, with 4 illustrations and 2 maps);

“The Great Seaman of the North” [Henry Hudson] by George Johnson (pp 514-522).

Other items of interest : “Passenger Carriages Past and Present” [trains] by W.D. McBride (pp 305-316, with 14 illustrations);

“Some Observations on Hockey” by A.H. Beaton (pp 435-438, with 4 illustrations).;

"Curling in Canada" bu John K. Munro ; "The Future of the Territories";

The Romance of Pemmican" by Bleasdell Cameron (pp 429-433); "A New National Highway" by W.H. Moore (pp 334-337);

"Marconi in Canada" by M.O. Scott (pp 338-340);

"The Yukon River Tragedy" by Henry J. Woodside (pp 108-116);

"Christmas Games in French Canada" by Halifax author J. Macdonald Oxley (pp 117-119);

"Aftermath of the Royal Visit" by Norman Patterson (pp 133-142);
and much more.

With poems by
W.H. Belford,
Minnie Bowen,
Crofton Uniacke McLeod ["The Fisher-Wife's Song: A Lullaby"],
Martha Martin,
Lucy Maud Montgomery ["Two Loves", p. 147],
W. Inglis Morse,
Vernon Nott,
Duncan Campbell Scott,
John Stuart Thomson,
T. Francis Watson, &c.


Short tear to top of spine, wear to spine ends, edges and corners, bookplate, hinges shaky, else good to very good. As is. 80.00

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20 CASSELL'S) Cassell's Book of Sports and Pastimes
Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1910, 
(CASSELL'S). Cassell's Book of Sports and Pastimes. L: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., [ca. 1910?]. Pp. 780. With more than 800 illustrations. Colouredfrontis of cricket player positions. 8vo, green and red cloth covered boar ds with elaborate gilt decoration and titles to front, red cloth spine withgilt titles and decoration, bevelled edges. An exhaustive listing "of athl etics and other manly exercises" with explanations and the rules of play for more than two hundred games and activities. Of nautical interest are sections on mast-climbing, walking the mast, rowing, canoeing, boat-sailing andmodel ship-building. Front hinge cracked, light wear to the spine ends, el se vg, bright. 90.00

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