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1 ALEXANDER, Michael FRASER, Eliza Mrs. Fraser on the Fatal Shore. 1st US in dj
Simon and Schuster, 1971, 
ALEXANDER, Michael. Mrs. Fraser on the Fatal Shore. N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, (1971). First US Printing. Pp 189. Illustrated. 8vo, beige cloth spine. "In the year 1835, the pregnant Mrs. Fraser left her three children in the safe hands of her minister and set sail with her ailing husband, the captain of the Stirling Castle, on an ill-fated voyage from London to Sydney, Australia. The boat foundered and sank on the Great Barrier Reef off New South Wales and what follows is a dire tale indeed." - from the dj. Ex-library, else vg in dj. 22.00

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2 ALLABY, Eric Grand Manan.
Grand Manan Museum, Grand Manan, 1984, ISBN:0969178700 
ALLABY, Eric. Grand Manan. [N. pl]: Grand Manan Museum, 1984. Pp [1]-64. Double column. Illustrated with numerous b/w and/or colour photos and drawings to text. Oblong 8vo, stapled illustrated card covers. Chapters : INTRODUCTION: Getting there, Geography; Geology; BEGINNINGS: Discovery; Roots sink... branches grow; DEVELOPMENT: Early Fisheries; Shipwrecks; Life saving; Lighthouses are established; Ferry Service; Fishing boats develop; FISHING TODAY: The versatile lobster boat; Fishing boats of Grand Manan; The Grand Manan fishermen's calendar; Fundy Tides; Lobster fishing; Weir building; Weirfishing; The purse seine; The purse seine fleet; Hand line fishing; Fish d ragging; Scallop dragging; SOCIETY: The Island Church; North Head; Dark Harbor, Dulseland; Castalia, fountain of youth; Woodwards Cove; Smoked Herring; Grand Harbor; Grand Manan Museum; White Head; Seal Cove; The southern end. THE NATURAL SEA: Sea life; Other fish; Whales; Machias Seal Island. EPILOGUE. Owner's name, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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3 ALLEN, Geoffrey ALLEN, David. Clive's Lost Treasure. in dj.
Robin Garton, 1978, 
ALLEN, Geoffrey and David. Clive's Lost Treasure. L: Robin Garton, 1978. Pp103. Illustrated. Large 8vo, brown cloth. An account of a treasure dive in South African waters, accompanied by Great White sharks. The booty in ques tion was Robert Clive's personal wealth, bound for India but lost along with the lives of over one hundred and fifty soldiers in the waters off Port Elizabeth. Slightly splayed, else vg in rubbed dj. 50.00

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4 ALLEN, Thomas B. National Geographic, 200:1 Cuba's Golden Past
National Geographic, 2001, 
ALLEN, Thomas B. "Cuba's Golden Past" ; with map supplement. An article in National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 200, No. 1, July 2001, pp. 74-91. Pp. 129. 8vo, illustrated. "Havana's gilttering era as Spain's premier New World port gleams in treasures rescued from the sea." Also of nautical interest:Cathy Newman's "Monhegan Island" (pp. 92-109). Vg with map. For the issue. 5.00

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5 American Neptune American Neptune : A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History and Arts, Volume55, No. 4, Fall, 1995
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA , 1995, 
(American Neptune). The American Neptune : A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History and Arts, Volume 55, No. 4, Fall, 1995. Salem, MA : Peabody Essex Museum, 1995. Pp (3),288-387,(5). Illustrated. 4to, illustrated blue glossy card covers. Contents : An “Experimental” Voyage to China 1785-1787 (Paul E. Fontenoy). Naval History of the Ojibwa of Lake Superior (D. Peter MacLeod). The Brig Isabella: A Hudson's Bay Company Shipwreck of 1830 (James P, Delgado). Downbound: The History of the Early Great Lakes Propeller Indiana (Paul Fordythe Johnston). Very good. 10.00

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6 American Neptune FISHER, Robert C. HUGHES, Shirley American Neptune : A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History and Arts, Volume56, No. 1, Winter, 1996.
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA , 1996, 
(American Neptune). The American Neptune : A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History and Arts, Volume 56, No. 1, Winter, 1996. Salem, MA : Peabody EssexMuseum, 1996. Pp (3),4-82,(2). Illustrated. 4to, illustrated blue glossy c ard covers. Contents : The Riddle of the Portland : Lost in the South Pacific – 1802 (Shirley Hughes). Guarding the New Granadan Coasts : Dilemmas of the Spanish Coast Guard in the Early Bourbon Period (Lance Grahn). Daniel French and the Western Steamboat Engine (Alfred R. Maass). Return of the Wolf Packs: The Battle for ON 113, 23-31 July 1942 (Robert C. Fisher). Very good. 10.00

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7 Andrea Doria SUTTON, Horace. Night of July 25 - II. An article in Saturday Review, Vol. 39, No. 44, November 3, 1956
Saturday Review, New York , 1956, 
(Andrea Doria). SUTTON, Horace. “The Night of July 25 – II.” An article in Saturday Review, Vol. XXXIX, No. 44, November 3, 1956, pp 32-34, with one photo. New York : Saturday Review, 1956. Pp [1]-58,(2) including covers. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated red stapled wrappers. The second piece on the Andrea Doria - Stockholm collision hearings by Horace Sutton. Short tear to front cover, bad blue ink stain to back cover affecting last 15 pages, good only. 8.00

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8 ANDREWS, Ralph W. and Harry A. KIRWIN KIRWIN, Harry A. This Was Seafaring : A Sea Chest of Salty Memories. reprint in dj
Bonanza, New York, 0, 
ANDREWS, Ralph W. and Harry A. KIRWIN. This Was Seafaring : A Sea Chest of Salty Memories. N.Y.: Bonanza Books, n.d. [copyright 1955]. Later Reprint. Pp 168. Illustrated. 4to, pale blue cloth. Tourville, Alaska, A bibliography 262. Thirty years of maritime events- significant arrivals and departures, shipwrecks, strandings, prodigious storms, strange vessels- in the Pacific Northwest, as recorded by a single cameraman and narrated by an award-winning author. Name to flyleaf, else very good in lightly rubbed dust jacket.20.00

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9 ANDRIEUX, J.P. Marine Disasters of Newfoundland and Labrador
O.T.C. Press, 1986, ISBN:0921221029 
ANDRIEUX, J.P. Marine Disasters of Newfoundland and Labrador : Dramatic illustrated stories of shipwrecks and casualties around the rugged coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador. N.pl.: O.T.C. Press, (1986). Pp. (8),9-181,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated black card covers, black lettering to front cover, white lettering to spine. Contents: 1. Foreword; 2. Newfoundland; 3. The Menaska Murders; 4. The Disasters of the Allan Line; 5. Salvaging Gold on the S.S. Germania; 6. An Epidemic of Wrecks; 7. The Great Storms; 8. The Loss of the Titanic; 9. A Heroic Newfoundland Dog; 10. The War Years; 11. The Death of the Meigle; 12. The Ocean Ranger Tragedy. Vg. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 12.00

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10 ANDRIEUX, Jean Pierre Shipwreck! : Marine Misadventure ...1st ed. signed
W.F. Rannie, 1970, 
ANDRIEUX, Jean Pierre. Shipwreck! : Marine Misadventure in Story and Picture from the Treacherous Shores Beyond. (Beamsville, Ont.): W.F. Rannie, Publisher, 1970. First Edition. Pp (2), 3-112. Illustrated. 8vo, trade paperback. O'Dea 4499. Shipwrecks at St.Pierre and Miquelon, arranged chronologically, and obviously including many Newfoundland ships and crews. Vg. Inscribed by the author. 20.00

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11 ANDRIEUX, Jean Pierre Shipwreck! : Marine Misadventure in Story and Picture from the Treacherous Shores Beyond. Third Edition.
W.F. Rannie, 1975, 
ANDRIEUX, Jean Pierre. Shipwreck! : Marine Misadventure in Story and Picture from the Treacherous Shores Beyond. (Beamsville, Ont.): W.F. Rannie, Publisher, (1975). Third Edition, Reprinted and Expanded. Pp (2),3-116. Illustrated. 8vo, grey trade paperback with red lettering to front cover and spine. O'Dea 4499. Shipwrecks at St.Pierre and Miquelon, arranged chronologically. Lightly rubbed, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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12 Anthology) Stories of the Sea. in dj
Blackie, 1940, 
(Anthology). Stories of the Sea. L.: Blackie, n.d. [ca. 1940]. Pp 256, with frontispiece. 8vo, orange cloth. Contents: Adventures of Pietro Quirini, A Venetian (1431); Sufferings and Escapes of Bontekoé (1618); Wreck of the Dutch Ship Hawk, and Captivity of her Crew in Corea (1653); Adventures of a Portuguese Ship on the African Coast (1686); Wreck of the Degrave and Robert Drury's Adventures in Madagascar (1701); Wreck of the Nottingham, and Fearful Sufferings of the Crew from Famine (1710); Life and Melancholy Fate of La Pérouse, the French Navigator (1741-1788); Shipwreck of the Grosvenor (1782); The Antelope on Pelew Islands (1783) ; The Mutiny of the Bounty (1787); The Loss of the Nautilus (1807). Vg in dj. 25.00

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13 ARIAS, Ron Five Against the Sea : A True Story of Courage and Survival.. in dj.
New American Library, New York, 1989, ISBN:0453007031 
ARIAS, Ron. Five Against the Sea : A True Story of Courage and Survival. New York : New American Library, (1989). First Printing. Pp. (10),1-226,(2) +8 p. of plates. 8vo, black cloth spine with black paper covered boards. 14 2 days lost at sea. "It was January 19, 1988. The waters were calm and the skies cloudless as five fishermen set off on a week-long trip along the Costa Rican coast. Five days later, their twenty-nine-foot wooden craft was foundering against thirty-foot waves as a dreaded north wind - El Norte - struck with full force, setting them adrift in the perilous waters of the Pacific. This was only the beginning of a five-month nightmare that would drivethe men to the very limits of human endurance - a terrifying odyssey that ended in June with a dramatic rescue at sea 550 miles southeast of Hawaii, a journey of 4,500 miles. This is the uncredible true story of survival against almost insurmountable odds. With no radio or navigational equipment, and only a makeshift spear for catching fish, the five men fought sesperate bouts of hunger and thirst, bailing night and day to keep their leaky vessel from gong under." - from the dj. Very good in dust jacket. 20.00

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14 ARMSTRONG, Bruce RADDALL, Thomas, foreword Sable Island : Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand. First Edition
Toronto, 1981, 1981 
ARMSTRONG, Bruce. Sable Island : [the dustjacket adds adds subtitle: " Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand "]. Toronto : Doubleday Canada Limited, 1981. First Edition. Pp (14),[1]-210. Double column. With 70 b&w photos in the text as well as many other illustrations. Oblong 8vo, tan cloth, brown lettering to spine. Shipwreck map end-papers.
Foreword by Thomas H. Raddall.
An attractively-produced and well-written overview of the history and phenomena of Sable Island from its first mention in Hakluyt to the time of publication. With a foreword by Thomas Raddall (whose The Nymph and the Lamp is the fullest fictional portrait of the island) and appendixes listing Super intendents of the Humane Establishment to 1948, providing a partial list ofwrecks on the island.

Contents:
Part One : Sand, Storms, and Story (1000 to 1800).
1. A Dreamer's Return;
2. Haughtboyes and Horrors;
3. Early Ghosts and Visitations;
4. Clash and Disaster;
5. The Enterprising Clergyman [Rev erend Andrew Le Mercier of Boston]; 6. 6 Wrecks and Rescue; 7. Sable's PaleLady {mrs Copeland].

Part Two :The Sea Samaritans (1800 to 1900).
8. The Admiral;
9. The Rogue [Joseph Darby];
10. The Gentleman {Matthew McKenna];
11. Stars in the Ocean;
12. The Governor;
13. Century's End.

Part Three : Soundings (1900 to the Present).
14. The Brass Pounder [the wireless operators, including Thomas H. Raddall];
15. Lost Schooners;
16. The Atlantic Cowboy [Superintendent Donald Stuart Johnson, Don Johnson];
17. The White Mist. [the yawl owned Melville Bell Grosvenor of the National Geographic Society].

Part Four : The Spirit of Sable.
18. Ponies;
19. Bestiary;
20. Dunes.

Appendices :
A. Superintendents of the Humane Establishment, 1801-1948;
B. Shipwrecks [a ten-page annotated list] ;
C. The Status of Sable.
With bibliography and index of people and ships.

Very good. Lacking dust jacket. 15.00

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15 ARMSTRONG, Bruce RADDALL, Thomas, foreword Sable Island : Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand. First Edition in dustjacket,
Doubleday Canada Ltd., Toronto, 1981, ISBN:0385131135 1981 
ARMSTRONG, Bruce. Sable Island : [the dustjacket adds adds subtitle: " Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand "]. Toronto : Doubleday Canada Limited, 1981. First Edition. Pp (14),[1]-210. Double column. With 70 b&w photos in the text as well as many other illustrations. Oblong 8vo, tan cloth, brown lettering to spine. Shipwreck map end-papers.
Foreword by Thomas H. Raddall.
An attractively-produced and well-written overview of the history and phenomena of Sable Island from its first mention in Hakluyt to the time of publication. With a foreword by Thomas Raddall (whose The Nymph and the Lamp is the fullest fictional portrait of the island) and appendixes listing Super intendents of the Humane Establishment to 1948, providing a partial list ofwrecks on the island.

Contents:
Part One : Sand, Storms, and Story (1000 to 1800).
1. A Dreamer's Return;
2. Haughtboyes and Horrors;
3. Early Ghosts and Visitations;
4. Clash and Disaster;
5. The Enterprising Clergyman [Rev erend Andrew Le Mercier of Boston]; 6. 6 Wrecks and Rescue; 7. Sable's PaleLady {mrs Copeland].

Part Two :The Sea Samaritans (1800 to 1900).
8. The Admiral;
9. The Rogue [Joseph Darby];
10. The Gentleman {Matthew McKenna];
11. Stars in the Ocean;
12. The Governor;
13. Century's End.

Part Three : Soundings (1900 to the Present).
14. The Brass Pounder [the wireless operators, including Thomas H. Raddall];
15. Lost Schooners;
16. The Atlantic Cowboy [Superintendent Donald Stuart Johnson, Don Johnson];
17. The White Mist. [the yawl owned Melville Bell Grosvenor of the National Geographic Society].

Part Four : The Spirit of Sable.
18. Ponies;
19. Bestiary;
20. Dunes.

Appendices :
A. Superintendents of the Humane Establishment, 1801-1948;
B. Shipwrecks [a ten-page annotated list] ;
C. The Status of Sable.
With bibliography and index of people and ships.

Spotting to top edge, else very good innicked, lightly verso-spotted, unclipped dust jacket. 25.00

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16 ARMSTRONG, Bruce RADDALL, Thomas, foreword Sable Island : Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand. First Edition in dustjacket, signed
Doubleday Canada Ltd., Toronto, 1981, 
ARMSTRONG, Bruce. Sable Island : [the dustjacket adds adds subtitle: "Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand"]. Toronto : Doubleday Canada Limited, 1981. First Edition. Pp (14),[1]-210. Double column. With 70 b&w photos in the text as well as many other illustrations. Oblong 8vo, tan cloth, brown lettering to spine. Shipwreck map end-papers. Foreword by Thomas H. Raddall.An attractively-produced and well-written overview of the history and phen omena of Sable Island from its first mention in Hakluyt to the time of publication. With a foreword by Thomas Raddall (whose The Nymph and the Lamp isthe fullest fictional portrait of the island) and appendixes listing Super intendents of the Humane Establishment to 1948, providing a partial list ofwrecks on the island. Contents: Part One : Sand, Storms, and Story (1000 t o 1800). 1. A Dreamer's Return; 2. Haughtboyes and Horrors; 3. Early Ghostsand Visitations; 4. Clash and Disaster; 5. The Enterprising Clergyman [Rev erend Andrew Le Mercier of Boston]; 6. 6 Wrecks and Rescue; 7. Sable's PaleLady {Mrs Copeland]. Part Two :The Sea Samaritans (1800 to 1900). 8. The A dmiral; 9. The Rogue [Joseph Darby]; 10. The Gentleman {Matthew McKenna]; 11. Stars in the Ocean; 12. The Governor; 13. Century's End. Part Three : Soundings (1900 to the Present). 14. The Brass Pounder [the wireless operators, including Thomas H. Raddall]; 15. Lost Schooners; 16. The Atlantic Cowboy [Superintendent Donald Stuart Johnson, Don Johnson]; 17. The White Mist. [the yawl owned Melville Bell Grosvenor of the National Geographic Society]. Part Four : The Spirit of Sable. 18. Ponies; 19. Bestiary; 20. Dunes. Appendices : A. Superintendents of the Humane Establishment, 1801-1948; B. Shipwrecks [a ten-page annotated list] ; C. The Status of Sable. With bibliography and index of people and ships. Very good in nicked unclipped dustjacket. Signed, with inscription, by Armstrong, Nov. 1981. 35.00

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17 ARMSTRONG, Bruce RADDALL, Thomas, foreword Sable Island : Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand. First Paperback Edition
Formac, Halifax , 1987, 
ARMSTRONG, Bruce. Sable Island : [the cover adds adds subtitle: "Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand"]. Halifax, Nova Scotia : Formac Publishing Company Limited, 1987. First Paperback Edition. Pp (14),[1]-210. Double column. With 70 b&w photos in the text as well as many other illustrations. Oblong 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers. Foreword by Thomas H. Raddall. An attractively-produced and well-written overview of the history and phenomena of Sable Island from its first mention in Hakluyt to the time of publication. With a foreword by Thomas Raddall (whose The Nymph and the Lamp is the fullest fictional portrait of the island) and appendixes listing Superintendents of the Humane Establishment to 1948, providing a partial list of wrecks on the island. Contents: Part One : Sand, Storms, and Story (1000 to 1800). 1. A Dreamer's Return; 2. Haughtboyes and Horrors; 3. Early Ghosts and Visitations; 4. Clash and Disaster; 5. The Enterprising Clergyman [Reverend Andrew Le Mercier of Boston]; 6. 6 Wrecks and Rescue; 7. Sable's Pale Lady {Mrs Copeland]. Part Two :The Sea Samaritans (1800 to 1900). 8. The Admiral; 9. The Rogue [Joseph Darby]; 10. The Gentleman {Matthew McKenna]; 11. Stars in the Ocean; 12. The Governor; 13. Century's End. Part Three : Soundings (1900 to the Present). 14. The Brass Pounder [the wireless operators, including Thomas H. Raddall]; 15. Lost Schooners; 16. The Atlantic Cowboy [Superintendent Donald Stuart Johnson, Don Johnson]; 17. The White Mist. [the yawl owned Melville Bell Grosvenor of the National Geographic Society]. PartFour : The Spirit of Sable. 18. Ponies; 19. Bestiary; 20. Dunes. Appendice s : A. Superintendents of the Humane Establishment, 1801-1948; B. Shipwrecks [a ten-page annotated list] ; C. The Status of Sable. With bibliography and index of people and ships. Small gift inscription, else very good. 15.00

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18 ARMSTRONG, Bruce RADDALL, Thomas, foreword Sable Island : Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand. First Paperback Edition, signed
Halifax. Formac Publishing., Halifax, 1987, 
ARMSTRONG, Bruce. Sable Island : [the cover adds adds subtitle: "Nova Scotia's Mysterious Island of Sand"]. Halifax, Nova Scotia : Formac Publishing Company Limited, 1987. First Paperback Edition. Pp (14),[1]-210. Double column. With 70 b&w photos in the text as well as many other illustrations. Oblong 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers. Foreword by Thomas H. Raddall. An attractively-produced and well-written overview of the history and phenomena of Sable Island from its first mention in Hakluyt to the time of publication. With a foreword by Thomas Raddall (whose The Nymph and the Lamp is the fullest fictional portrait of the island) and appendixes listing Superintendents of the Humane Establishment to 1948, providing a partial list of wrecks on the island. Contents: Part One : Sand, Storms, and Story (1000 to 1800). 1. A Dreamer's Return; 2. Haughtboyes and Horrors; 3. Early Ghosts and Visitations; 4. Clash and Disaster; 5. The Enterprising Clergyman [Reverend Andrew Le Mercier of Boston]; 6. 6 Wrecks and Rescue; 7. Sable's Pale Lady {Mrs Copeland]. Part Two :The Sea Samaritans (1800 to 1900). 8. The Admiral; 9. The Rogue [Joseph Darby]; 10. The Gentleman {Matthew McKenna]; 11. Stars in the Ocean; 12. The Governor; 13. Century's End. Part Three : Soundings (1900 to the Present). 14. The Brass Pounder [the wireless operators, including Thomas H. Raddall]; 15. Lost Schooners; 16. The Atlantic Cowboy [Superintendent Donald Stuart Johnson, Don Johnson]; 17. The White Mist. [the yawl owned Melville Bell Grosvenor of the National Geographic Society]. PartFour : The Spirit of Sable. 18. Ponies; 19. Bestiary; 20. Dunes. Appendice s : A. Superintendents of the Humane Establishment, 1801-1948; B. Shipwrecks [a ten-page annotated list] ; C. The Status of Sable. With bibliography and index of people and ships. Very good. Signed and dated with inscription by the late Bruce Armstrong 20.00

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19 ARMSTRONG, Bruce. RADDALL, Thomas, foreword. Sable Island. An imaginative and exciting journey to the world's northern Galapagos, and an eloquent plea for the preservation of a unique and timeless part of Nova Scotia. New Edition, Paperback.
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 2010, ISBN:9780887809118 
ARMSTRONG, Bruce. Sable Island. [Front cover adds: "An imaginative and exciting journey to the world's northern Galapagos, and an eloquent plea for the preservation of a unique and timeless part of Nova Scotia"]. Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2010). Pp. (6),7-192. Illustrated in colour. Double column. Large oblong 8vo, illustrated card covers with blue and grey spine, black and brown lettering to front cover and spine. Foreword by Thomas Raddall. Cover photo by Zoe Lucas. "Sable Island is the world's mostmysterious and notorious sandbar, situated 160 kilometres off the shore of southeast Nova Scotia. The island is currently receiving much attention be cause of its new designation as a National Park. Known for centuries as 'The Graveyard of the Atlantic,' its forty-kilometre length has claimed over five hundred ships since the earliest adventurers and fishing vessels sailedto North America. Even today Sable presents serious problems to navigators . The home of the world's last herds of wild horses, the island is a fragile, shifting crescent of sand and grass whose beauty and violence has fascinated and inspired countless adventurers, writers, artists and scientists for over three hundred years. Bruce Armstrong takes the reader on a personal journey to Sable. He brings to life the early shipwrecks, lifesaving establishments and settlement attempts that have marked the island's long and varied hisory. There are ghost stories, tales of exceptional bravery and first-hand imp[ressions of the island left by men and women such as Sir HumphreyGilbert, Dorothea Dix and Alexander Graham Bell. Contemporary material abo ut Sable is based on interviews with some of the people who lived in this lonely place as lifesavers, wireless operators, conservationists and scientific observers; their experiences contribute an immediate sense of Sable's spirit and power. 'Sable Island' is an imaginative and exciting journey to the world's northern Galapagos. It is also an eloquent plea for the preservation of a unique and timeless part of Nova Scotia. 'Sable Island' was awarded the Evelyn Richardson Prize, the pre-eminent award for non-fiction in Atlantic Canada." - from the rear cover. Very good. 18.00

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20 BAARSLAG, Karl RIESENBERG, Felix, Capt., preface SOS to the Rescue. First Edition.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1935, 
BAARSLAG, Karl. SOS to the Rescue. With a preface by Capt. Felix Riesenberg. New York: Oxford University Press, 1935. First American Printing. Pp. (5),vi-xvi,(2),1-310, frontispiece, + 16 leaves of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, grey cloth with green lettering and decoration to front and spine. "For the past score of years the world has thrilled at intervals to epics of the sea, mighty vibrant tragedies of sacrifice and heroism. Hour by hour, almost minute by minute, the progression of disaster and of rescue has been broadcast about the world. In this book the whole story is told for the first time, from the viewpoint of the wireless operators, by one of their craft. We see the fascinating development of this great art as the men of the key, the'brass-pounders', have practised it. The marvelous utility of wireless is brought home ot us by the stories of mighty events in which it has played amajor part. The collision between the Republic and the Florida; the sinkin g of the huge Titanic; the rapid foundering of the Empress of Ireland; the heroic rescue of the crew of the storm-swept Antinoë by the President Roosevelt; the dreadful capsizing of the Vestris; the fatal burst of flame on board the Morro Castle on the hour before making port; these and many more sea disasters are part of the story of SOS." - from the dust jacket. Contents: 1. CQD and SOS; 2. Jack Binns Sends out the CQD; 3. The Unsinkable Ship; 4. The Empress of Ireland; 5. The Roosevelt and the Antinoe; 6. The Vestris; 7. Fire at Sea; 8. The Unlucky Tashmoo; 9. Pioneer Wirelessmen; 10. Girl Marine Radio Operators; 11. Memorial. A couple instances of brown offsetting from laid-in newspring, else very good in edgeworn, hinge-torn (tape repaired), corner-trimmed but not price-clipped dust jacket. 50.00

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