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41 BASTEDO, Jamie TOOKE, Susan Free as the Wind : Saving the Horses of Sable Island. First Edition in dustjacket
Red Deer Press, Calgary, AB, 2007, ISBN:9780889953505 
BASTEDO, Jamie. Free as the Wind : Saving the Horses of Sable Island. Illustrated by Susan Tooke. (Calgary, Alberta) : Red Deer Press, (2007). First Printing. Unpaginated. Pp [32]. Large 8vo, art-illustrated (sames as the jacket) paper-covered boards. Map front end-papers. Jamie Bastedo (b. 1955). Susan Tooke, a Halifax artist and illustrator. "The horses of Sable Island are a romantic and enduring symbol of the will to survive in a harsh, unforgiving environment. Several hundreds of these wild horses live on the windswept beaches and dunes of this remote island off the shores of Nova Scotia. Free as the Wind : Saving the Horses of Sable Island is a re-creation of one of the most fascinating episodes in the history of these wild creatures: the moment in 1960 when it was decided the horses would be removed from theisland and auctioned off, many of them to be slaughtered for dog food. Sch oolchildren across North America Canada's prime minister [John Diefenbaker]to pleading that he restore the horses to the island and save them from ce rtain death. Responding to the public outcry, the canadian government actedquickly to protect the horses. This fictional account of that pivotal mome nt in the island's history follows young Lucas Beauregard, son of the retiring superintendent of Sable Island, as he befriends and then plots to save Gem, one of the horses of Sable Island. The horses of Sable Island are a national treasure, not only because their history dates back to the early settlement of Canada, but also because their preservation showed the world that children can make a difference." - from the jacket. Very good in dustjacket. 15.00

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42 BATHURST, Bella Wreckers : A Story of Killing Seas and Plundered Shipwrecks, from the 18th Century to the Present Day. 1st UK in dj.
HarperCollins, London, 2005, ISBN:0007170327 
BATHURST, Bella. The Wreckers : A Story of Killing Seas and Plundered Shipwrecks, from the 18th Century to the Present Day . London: HarperCollins, 2005. First UK Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xxiv,(2),1-326, + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "A fine shipwreck has always represented sport, pleasure, treasure, and in many cases the differencebetween living well and just getting by. Though it is the Cornish who beca me most notorious for wrecking, coastal communities throughout Britain regarded the 'sea's bounty' as an impromptu way of providing themselves with everything from grapefruits to grand pianos. Some plunderers were supposed tobe so skilled that they could strip a ship from stem to stern before the C oastguard had left port, some were supposed to lure ships onto the rock with false lights, some simply waited for winter gales to do their work. 'For a fully-laden general cargo vessel to run aground in an accessible positionis more or less like having Selfridges crash-land in your back garden'." - from the dj. Vg in clean, crisp, unclipped dj. 20.00

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43 BATHURST, Bella Wreckers : A Story of Killing Seas and Plundered Shipwrecks, from the 18th Century to the Present Day. 1st US in dj.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2005, ISBN:0618416773 
BATHURST, Bella. The Wreckers : A Story of Killing Seas and Plundered Shipwrecks, from the 18th Century to the Present Day. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. First US Printing. Pp. [i]-xxiv,(2),1-326, + 16 p. of plates.Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth spine with grey paper covered boards, gilt let tering to spine. "The secret history of shipwrecks and the predatory scavengers who live off the spoils" is the focus of this interesting piece, focusing on life in small English coastal communities, where many residents eke out a living off the wreckage created by one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, the English Channel. "From all around Britain, Bathurst has uncovered the hidden history of ships and shipwreck victims, from shoreline orgies so frenzied that few participants survived the morning to humble homes fitted with silver candalabra, from coastlines rigged like stage sets to villages where everyone owns identical tennis shoes." - from the dj. Vg in price-clipped dj. 20.00

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44 BATHURST, Bella Wreckers : A Story of Killing Seas, False Lights, and Plundered Ships. pbk.
HarperCollins, London, 2005, ISBN:0007207409 
BATHURST, Bella. The Wreckers: A Story of Killing Seas, False Lights and Plundered Ships. London: HarperCollins, (2005). Pp. (i)-xxiv,[2],1-326, + [16]p. of plates. 8vo, illustrated cream card covers. "A fine shipwreck has always represented sport, pleasure, treasure, and in many cases, the difference between living well and just getting by. From all around Britain Bella Bathurst has uncovered the secret history of wrecking, from beach orgies so wild that few participants survived until morning, to remote cottages fitted with silver candelabra, via cows hung with lanterns to lure unwary ships to ruin and the Cornish reputation for drowning survivors." -from the rear cover. Vertical crease to rear cover, else vg. 10.00

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45 BEASANT, John Stalin's Silver. in dj
Bloomsbury, 1995, 
BEASANT, John. Stalin's Silver. (L.) : Bloomsbury, (1995). Pp 216. 24 pp ofplates. 8vo, black cloth. An American merchant vessel, a German U-Boat and three hundred million dollars in Saudi riyals: these are the essential ele ments of a narrative that is at once a gripping war story, a tale of international intrigue, and an account of deep-sea salvage, as 1.4 million silvercoins are recovered from a depth of nearly a mile and a half. Vg in dj. 25 .00

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46 BEASANT, John. Stalin's Silver : The Sinking of the USS John Barry. First Edition in dustjacket.
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1999, ISBN:0312205902 
BEASANT, John. Stalin's Silver : The Sinking of the USS John Barry. New York : St. Martin's Press, (May 1999). First Printing. Pp (8),1-216,+ 24 pp plates. Map. Index. 8vo, blue paper covered boards, silver lettering to spine. The story of the sinking of the merchant ship USS John Barry (and her cargo of silver bullion) off Oman by a German submarine in 1944, and the salvage operations in 1989. Penned name, else very good in unclipped dustjacket.15.00

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47 BEEBY, Dean WARBURTON, Andy) Deadly Frontiers : Disaster and Rescue on Canada's Atlantic Seaboard. First Edition.
Goose Lane, Fredericton, 2001, 
BEEBY, Dean. Deadly Frontiers : Disaster and Rescue on Canada's Atlantic Seaboard. (Fredericton, New Brunswick) : Goose Lane, (2001). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-215,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, grey photo-illustrated cardcovers. Chapters : 1. Groudpounders : Andy Warburton and the Rebirth of Ground Search and Rescue; 2. Disasters at Sea : The Sinking of the MV Flare [also severalpages on the Ocean Ranger disaster]; 3. Aircraft Down : Swissair Flight 11 1 and the Lessons of Chaos; 4. That Others May Live : The Life of a Sartech; 5. The Aging Rescue Choppers : The Final Flight of Labrador 305; 6. Rescuing the Future. With index. Very good. 15.00

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48 BEHENNA, John Westcountry Shipwrecks. in dj.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1974, ISBN:071536569x 
BEHENNA, John. Westcountry Shipwrecks : A Pictorial Record 1866-1973. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, (1974). Pp 112. Large 8vo, yellow cloth. An annotated photographic record of nineteenth and twentieth century shipwrecks along the coast of Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly. Vg in slightly rubbed dj. 55.00

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49 BELYK, Robert C Great Shipwrecks of the Pacific Coast. in dj.
John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2001, ISBN:0471384208 
BELYK, Robert C. Great Shipwrecks of the Pacific Coast. New York: John Wiley & Sons, (2001). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xii,1-276. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Wrecks include Yankee Blade (1854); Brother Jonathan (1865); Pacific (1875); Rio de Janeiro (1901); Clallam (1904); Valencia (1906); Columbia (1907); Francis H. Leggett (1914); Princess Sophia (1918); San Juan (1929). Vg in unclipped dj. 25.00

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50 BENCHLEY, Peter National Geographic 173:4 DOUBILET, David Ghosts of War in the South Pacific
National Geographic , 1988, 
BENCHLEY, Peter. "Ghosts of War in the South Pacific." An article in the National Geographic Magazine, Vol.173, No.4, January 1988. Pp 424-457. Illustrated with photographs, illustrations and a map. Also David Doubilet's "Wreck of the Coolidge." Vg. 5.00

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51 BENEDICT, Michael, ed NEWMAN, Peter C. (intro.) In the Face of Disaster. pbk.
Penguin Books, Toronto, 2001, ISBN:014028804X 
BENEDICT, Michael, ed. In the Face of Disaster : True Stories of Canadian Heroes from the Archives of Maclean's. Introduction by Peter C. Newman. [Preface by Michael Bennett]. (Toronto): Penguin Books, (2001). Pp. (8),ix-xv,(3),[3]-349,(1). Illustrations to text. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. Recycled reportage from the vaults of Canada's newsmagazine. Nautical content includes an account of the Franklin Arctic expedition, two pieces on theTitanic, one each on the Empress of Ireland, the Halifax Explosion, the 19 14 Newfoundland sealing disaster, the sinking of the Princess Sophia, and on the loss of the Ocean Ranger in 1982. Very good. 12.00

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52 BENJAMIN, S.G.W Appleton's New Handy-Volume Series. Multitudinous Seas
D. Appleton & Co., 1879, 
BENJAMIN, S.G.W. The Multitudinous Seas. NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1879. Pp 132. Small 8vo, ill. card covers. A brief elucidation of the physical anomalies of the sea- mirages, tidal waves, fog bows, etc.- written in the manner of a textbook of phrenology: the mundane shading constantly into the sublime. Waterstain to edges throughout, spine cracked, nicked, else g. 45.00

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53 BERG, Daniel & Denise. Bermuda Shipwrecks
Aqua Explorers Inc.,, East Rockway, N.Y., 1991, ISBN:0961616741 
BERG, Daniel & Denise. Bermuda Shipwrecks : A Vacationing Diver's Guide to Bermuda's Shipwrecks. Foreword by Teddy Tucker. (East Rockway, N.Y. : Aqua Explorers Inc., 1991). Pp [i]-viii,9-72. Illustrated throughout. Map. Index. 8vo, photo-illustrated blue card covers, lettered in white. Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p.25.Very good. 15.00

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54 BERLITZ, Charles VALENTINE, J. Manson. Bermuda Triangle : An Incredible Saga of Unexplained Disappearances. US later pr in dj.
Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y., 1975, 
BERLITZ, Charles. The Bermuda Triangle: [dj adds subtitle: An Incredible Saga of Unexplained Disappearances]. With the collaboration of J. Manson Valentine. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, (copyright 1974). Later Printing. Pp 203 + 24 p of illustrations. Illustrated. 8vo, grey cloth spine, blue boards. Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda,2nd ed., p.25. The classic, immensely creepy account of supposed shipwreck -causing anomalies off the Atlantic coast of Florida; with an elaborate theory of their origins, linking the U.S. Navy to ancient meso-Americans and ultimately to visitors from other planets. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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55 BERTIN, Johanna Strange Events
Altitude Publishing Canada Limited, Canmore, AB, 2003, ISBN:1551539527 
BERTIN, Johanna. Strange Events : Incredible Canadian Monsters, Curses, Ghosts, and Other Tales. (Canmore, AB: Altitude Publications Canada, Ltd., 2003). Pp. 143. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. A volume in the Amazing Stories series. Of nautical interest: Chapter 2: Water Serpents, Chapter 5: Ghosts, Poltergeists and Premonitions (section on the S.S. Faerie Queen, and Chapter 6: Mystery Ships. Vg. 6.50

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56 BOELMANS KRANENBURG, H. A. H. and J. P. VAN DE VOORT VAN DE VOORT, J. P. Een Zee te Hoog. in dj.
De Boer Maritiem, Bussum, Netherlands, 1979, 
BOELMANS KRANENBURG, H. A. H. and J. P. VAN DE VOORT. Een Zee te Hoog : Scheepsrampen bij de Nederslandse Zeevisserij, 1860-1976. (Bussum, Netherlands): De Boer Maritiem, (1979). Pp. 147. Illustrated. Large 8vo, green cloth. Examines the loss of various Dutch fishing vessels, including several pagesof charts outlining the date of sinking, the vessel, the type of vessel, t he number of crew members lost, etc. Text in Dutch. Vg in dj. 30.00

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57 BONANSINGA, Jay. Sinking of the Eastland : America's Forgotten Tragedy.
Citadel Press, New York, 2004, ISBN:0806526289 
BONANSINGA, Jay. The Sinking of the Eastland : America's Forgotten Tragedy.(New York) : Citadel Press, (2004). First Printing. Pp [i]-viii,[1]-280,+ 16 pp plates. Index. 8vo, red cloth spine, tan paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. The S.S. Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago and used for tours. On 24 July 1915 the ship rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew were killed in what was to become the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 16.00

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58 BOND, Geoffrey Lakonia. in dj.
Oldbourne, London, 1966, 
BOND, Geoffrey. Lakonia. L: Oldbourne, (1966). Pp 199, frontis., 4 pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. A full account of the loss of the liner Lakonia to firein the Solent during a Christmas Cruise in 1963. Based chiefly on survivor reports and on the records of the Greek Line, to which the author had priv ileged access. Vg in rubbed dj. 75.00

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59 BOORMAN, Charley GULVIN, Jeff Extreme Froniers : Racing Across Canada from Newfoundland to the Rockies. First Edition in dustjacket
Sphere, London, 2012, ISBN:9781847445599 
BOORMAN, Charley, with Jeff GULVIN. Extreme Froniers : Racing Across Canadafrom Newfoundland to the Rockies. (London) : Sphere, (2012). First Edition . Pp (10),1-201,(13). Illustrated. Map. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. "Back on his bike for a brand-new adventure, Charley Boorman explores the world's second largest country home to some of the most stunning and challenging terrain known to man. Canada is a country of extremes, and Charley knows all about pushing things to the limit. He goes dirt biking in New Brunswick; dives through old shipwrecks in the freezing waters off Tobermory; kayaks through the Manitoban wilderness and the swirling rapids of the Bloodwein River; takes a ride through the Badlands of Saskatchewan along Butch Cassidy's old Outlaw Trail; and heads deep into the eerie but beautiful caves of Vancouver Island. But this trip is not just about physical challenges; it's also the perfect opportunity to meet a fascinating mix of people. As he heads east to west across Canada, Charley plays ice hockey with alegend of the game; spends a day as a cadet with the Mounties; works with lobster catchers and dinosaur hunters and nearly meets a ghost in Winnipeg.As ever, Charley jumps at every new experience with enthusiasm and humour. The result is a fast-paced, hugely entertaining travel book, packed with a dventure (and rather a lot of mosquitoes)." (from the dj). Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 17.50

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60 BOURDENS, Henri SMITH, Leslie (trans.) Cruise to a Cruel Shore. 1st UK in dj
Souvenir Press, London, 1969, 
BOURDENS, Henri. Cruise to a Cruel Shore ; Author's version in English by Leslie Smith. (London): Souvenir Press, (1969). First UK Edition. Pp. 240 + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 631. A story of sailing and survival, as Bourdens and his wife, on a voyage aboard the Singa Betina, are wrecked during a cyclone, making it to the shores of an uninhabited island one hundred miles north of Australia. "For two months they existed ona tiny supply of provisions salvaged from the Singa Betina and on sea-snai ls. They starved in style, listening to Mozart and Bach on their record player. Finally with death from starvation only days away they pushed out to sea on a make-shift raft ... [before being] seen by the Betty Joan, an Australian lugger which should not have been within 30 miles of the spot." - from the dj. Vg in rubbed, price-clipped dj. 40.00

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