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1 ABRAHAM, P.J. Last Hours on Dara. 1st UK in dj
Peter Davies, 1963, 
ABRAHAM, P.J. Last Hours on Dara. L.: Peter Davies, (1963). First Printing.Pp (8),1-236, frontispiece. Diagrams of ship on page 3. 8vo, maroon cloth. "The explosion of a bomb in Dara, a steamship of the British India Line, i n the early hours of 8th April, 1961, when she was at sea in the Persian Gulf with 819 passengers on board, has been attributed to Omani rebels. It was an act of war in peacetime, and its victims were Indians, Pakistanis and Arabs - men, women and children Two hundred and thirty-eight people lost their lives in the flames or in the sea.. [...] Finally Mr Abraham takes us to the Court of Inquiry in London, where nearly a year later the analysis began. [...] one of the worst peacetime sea disasters since the sinking of the Titanic." - from the dj. Vg in torn, chipped dj. Newspaper clipping laid in. Oddly a very scarce title. 125.00

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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 Aquitania) Engineering White Star Triple-Screw Atlantic Liners Olympic and Titanic
Offices of Engineering, London, 1914, 
(Aquitania). The Quadruple-Screw Turbine-Driven Cunard Liner "Aquitania" constructed and engined by Messrs. John Brown and Co., Ltd., Sheffield and Clydebank. Reprinted from Engineering. London: "Offices of Engineering", 1914. First Edition. Pp.(6),vii-viii,[1]-84 + 12 double-page plates. Illustrated throughout with photos, drawings and diagrams. Triple column. Large 4to, original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Text Sections : 1. Introductory; 2. The Structural Details, Passenger Accommodation and Equipment of the Ship; 3.The Propelling Machinery of the Ship; 4. The Works of the Builders. Plates: I. The Aquitania Before the Launch. II. Longitudinal Section and Hold Plans. III. , IV., Deck Plans. V. High-Pressure and Intermediate-Pressure Ahead Turbines and High-Pressure Astern Turbines VI. The Low-Pressure Ahead and Astern Turbines, with Details of Thrust-Block. VII. General Arrangementof Turbine Machinery. VIII. , IX. Steam Valves for the Manoevering of the Ship. X. Starting Platform and Valve Interlocking Gear. XI. Weir's "Uniflux" Condensers. XII. General Arrangement of Two of the Four Boiler Rooms. XIII. Double-Ended Boiler. Light wear to cloth, corners bumped, an attractive copy. Very scarce in the original. 750.00

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Titanic : A Novel. First Edition in dustjacket, ASPLER, Tony
6 ASPLER, Tony Titanic : A Novel. First Edition in dustjacket
Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1989, ISBN:0385252137 1989 0385252137 / 9780385252133 
ASPLER, Tony. Titanic : A Novel. Toronto : Doubleday Canada Limited, (1989). First Canadian Printing. Pp. (4),1-304,(4). 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.

Tony Aspler, OC (b. May 12, 1939, London, England).

" When J.P. Morgan and his fellow robber barons ruled America, display was all. In New York mansions along Fifth Avenue new money rubbed shoulders with the old and money could buy anything, including love. Across the ocean the Titanic symbolozed the aspirations of the newly rich and society flocked to become passengers on the world's most luxurious ocean liner. Set against a backdrop of wealth and privilege, Titanic is a story of obsession, greed, morality - and murder.

In another era, Henry Blexill might have become a champion boxer, but he was bound by the traditions of the England in which he was born. From infancy he was raised to serve Lord Rutherland at the ancestral home, Cumerworth hall. But when Lord Rutherland went bankrupt, Henry had no choice but to sail for the New World as butler to the American banker, Thaddeus Nugent Tarr." - from the dj.

The story traces the tale of Henry Blexill, forced into servitude under one of the nouveau riche "robber barons" of America, banker Thaddeus Nugent Tarr, and Henry's peering into his master's mysterious background, while both travel to America aboard the doomed liner.

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7 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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8 BAINBRIDGE, Beryl Every Man for Himself. 2nd pbk.
Carroll & Graf, New York, 1998, ISBN:0786704675 
BAINBRIDGE, Beryl. Every Man for Himself. New York: Carroll & Graf, (1998).Second Paperback Printing. Pp. (6),7-224. 8vo, illustrated black and purpl e card covers. A novel about the Titanic disaster. Very good. 12.00

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9 BAINBRIDGE, Beryl Every Man for Himself. 1st US in dj
Carrol & Graf, New York, 1996, ISBN:0786703490 
BAINBRIDGE, Beryl. Every Man for Himself. New York: Carrol & Graf, (1996). First US Printing. Pp. (6),7- 224. 8vo, grey cloth spine. A novel about theTitanic disaster. Very good in dust jacket. 20.00

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10 BALLARD, Robert D ARCHBOLD, Rick. LYNCH, Don. MARSCHALL, Ken. Ghost Liners: Exploring the World's Greatest Lost Ships. in dj.
Scholastic/Madison Press, 1998, 
BALLARD, Robert D. Ghost Liners: Exploring the World's Greatest Lost Ships.Illustrations by Ken Marschall; historical consultants: Don Lynch, Simon M ills, Mark Reynolds and Eric Sauder. Markham, Ont.: Scholastic/Madison Press, 1998. Pp 64. 4to, ill. card covered boards. Capsule histories, photographs, pre- and post-wreck representations of the Titanic, Britannic, Empress of Ireland, Lusitania, and Andrea Doria. Gift inscription, else vg in dj. 15.00

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11 BALLARD, Robert D McCONNELL, Malcolm Explorations 1st Cdn in dj
Little Brown (Canada), Toronto, 1995, ISBN:0316079014 
BALLARD, Robert D.; with Malcolm McCONNELL. Explorations : My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea. Toronto: Little Brown (Canada), (1995).First Printing. Pp 407. Illustrated with [48] pp of coloured plates. 8vo, navy cloth spine with blue paper covered boards. This is the story of the man, who in 1985, discovered the remains of the Titanic 12,500 feet below the surface of the Atlantic. "Dr. Robert Ballard is the world's most renownedand accomplished oceanographer-a scientist and adventurer whose feats of e xploration and discovery have enraptured the world." -from the dust jacket.Very good in rubbed dj. 22.00

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12 BALLARD, Robert D. Exploring the Titanic : How the greatest ship ever lost -- was found. 1st in dj
Viking, Toronto, 1988, ISBN:0670825247 
BALLARD, Robert D. Exploring the Titanic. [Dj adds: How the greatest ship ever lost -- was found]. Edited by Patrick Crean. Illustrations of the Titanic by Ken Marschall. (Toronto) : Viking Kestrel / Madison Press Book, (1988). First Printing. Pp. (4),[5]-64. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated blue card covered boards in like jacket. The inside of the dustjacket becomes a Titanic wall poster. Tape ghosts to boards, else vg in dj. 20.00

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13 BALLARD, Robert D. ARCHBOLD, Rick LORD, Walter MARSCHALL, Ken Discovery of the Titanic. Cdn in dj
Viking, 1987, 
BALLARD, Dr. Robert D. with Rick ARCHBOLD. The Discovery of the Titanic. Introduction by Walter Lord. Illustrations of the Titanic by Ken Marschall. (Tor.) : Viking Studio / Madison Press, (1987). Pp 230. 4to, blue cloth. Vg in dj. Due to this volume's excess weight, extra shipping charges may be necessary on international orders. 40.00

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14 BALLARD, Robert D. ARCHBOLD, Rick LORD, Walter MARSCHALL, Ken Discovery of the Titanic. US in dj. signed
Warner/Madison Press, 1987, ISBN:0446513857 
BALLARD, Dr. Robert D., with Rick ARCHBOLD. The Discovery of the Titanic. Introduction by Walter Lord. Illustrations of the Titanic by Ken Marschall. (NY) Warner/Madison Press, (1987). US Edition. Pp 230. Illustrated with numerous photos and diagrams, (including 2 folding diagrams] to text. 4to, black cloth. "Exploring the greatest of all lost ships." -from the dust jacket. Very good in lightly dampstained (to upper rear panel) and price-clipped dj. 35.00

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15 BALLARD, Robert D. ARCHBOLD, Rick. KENNEDY, Ludovic. (intro.) Discovery of the Bismarck. Cdn in dj
Madison Press Books, 1990, ISBN:0670835870 
BALLARD, Robert D. The Discovery of the Bismarck . With Rick Archbold; introduction by Ludovic Kennedy; illustrations of the Bismarck wreck by Ken Marschall. Technical and historical consultation by William H. Garzke, Jr. andRobert O. Dulin, Jr. Toronto: Viking / Madison Press Books, (1990). Pp. 23 1. Illustrated with numerous b/w and/or colour photos. Double column. 4to, blue cloth. "With over 400 illustrations this book has all the pictorial richness that helped make Robert Ballard's previous book, 'The Discovery of the Titanic', an international bestseller. Fascinating 'then and now' features pair photographs of the Bismarck in 1989 with accurate pictures from 1941; two spectacular full-page foldouts show the Nazi warship in all her fearsome glory and as she looks today. Full-color maps, charts and diagrams throughout plus a host of specially commissioned paintings recreate a remarkable chapter in the history of World War II and illuminate the fascinating world of modern deep-sea exploration." - from the dj. Contents: Prologue; ThePride of the Reich; Our Hunt Begins (1988); Exercise Rhine -- The Opening Moves; First Blood; The Chase; The Final Salvo; The Hunt Resumes (1989); Bingo!; Exploring the Bismarck; Bismarck: Then and Now; Epilogue. Vg in dj. 30.00

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16 BALLARD, Robert D. HIVELY, Will (with) Eternal Darkness : A Personal History of Deep-Sea Exploration. pbk.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2000, ISBN:069109554x 
BALLARD, Robert D. The Eternal Darkness : A Personal History of Deep-Sea Exploration. With Will Hively. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, (2000). First Printing. Pp. [i]-xii,[1]-388, + 8 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated dark blue card covers. Contents: 1. A Simple Tethered Sphere, 2. Bathyscapes Race to the Bottom, 3. The Tragic Dawn of the Modern DeepSubmersible, 4. Scientists Begin Exploring the Deep, 5. The Midocean Ridge : Womb of the Earth, 6. Hydrothermal Vents, 7. Black Smokers: Recipe for a Salty Ocean, 8. A Tethered Eyeball Races to Find the Titanic, 9. RecoveringOur Past by Remote Control, 10. Should Humans Continue to Dive? Two Paradi gms. Vg. 15.00

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17 BALLARD, Robert D. National Geographic 167:4 KRISTOF, Emory NR-1 THe Navy's Inner-Space Shuttle
National Geographic, 1985, 
BALLARD, Robert D. and Emory KRISTOF. "How We Found Titanic." An article in The National Geographic Magazine, Volume 167, No.4, April 1985. Pp 450-459. Illustrated with 11 colour photographs, 3 diagrams and a map. Chipped at spine, else vg. 4.00

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18 BALLARD, Robert D. National Geographic 172:4 Epilogue for Titanic
National Geographic, 1987, 
BALLARD, Robert D. "Epilogue for Titanic." An article in the National Geographic Magazine, Vol.172, No.4, October 1987. Pp 454463 including large folding mosaic. Illustrated. Vg-fine. 5.00

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19 BALLARD, Robert D., with Malcolm McCONNELL Adventures in Ocean Exploration : From the Discovery of the Titanic to the Search for Noah's Flood
National Geographic, Washington, D.C., 2001, ISBN:0792279921 
BALLARD, Robert D., with Malcolm McCONNELL. Adventures in Ocean Exploration: From the Discovery of the Titanic to the Search for Noah's Flood. Washin gton, D.C.: National Geographic, (2001). First Trade Edition. Pp [1]-288. Illustrated. Index. 4to, blue cloth, silver lettering to front board and spine. Contents : 1. The Ancient Depths. 2. The Mysterious Sea. 3. Linking theShores. 4. The New World. 5. Ocean Highways. 6. War at Sea. 7. Science Ben eath the Sea. 8. The Living Ocean. 9. The Museum of the Deep. "One of our leading oceanographers and a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Ballard describes plunging 12-000 feet to the floor of the Atlantic, finding new life in the superheated water around hydrothermal vents on the Pacific seabed, and locating scores of wrecks, from Phoenician galleys to the Nazi battleship Bismarck. We peer from the cramped cabin of a research submarine at bioluminescent fish glowing in the sunless depths, gasp for air as the bathyscaphe Archimede fills with acrid smoke a mile beneath the surface of the sea, and join a crack team of technicians on the bridge of a research ship as they “fly" a state-of-the-art unmanned submersible over the Titanic's ghostly hull. But this lavishly illustrated book does much more than chronicle Ballard's own unique experiences: Intertwined with his vivid first person narrative is a concise history of humankind's age-old relationship with the oceans. Along with the giants of modern undersea exploration – Cousteau, Beebe, Piccard - he introduces the fabled seamen of the past, from ancient Phoenician, Polynesian, and Chinese sailors to such great names as Magellan, Columbus, Drake, and Cook. He explains how ships evolved from simple coastal craft to the most complex machines known to man, and shows how the search for new trade routes and the sheer love of adventure led captains everfarther over the horizon. He traces the development of navigation, naval w arfare, marine science, and much more. Capturing all the irresistible lure of the sea in nearly 200 vivid illustrations and a lively text that spans thousands of years of seafaring and oceanography, this is a book as expansive as its subject and filled with fascinating information, stirring history,and a full measure of the infectious excitement of discovery Robert Ballar d knows so well." - from the dj. Name, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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20 BARNABY, K.C Some Ship Disasters and Their Causes. 1st UK in dj.
Hutchinson, 1968, 
BARNABY, K.C. Some Ship Disasters and Their Causes. L: Hutchinson, (1968). First Edition. Pp 271, 16 pages of plates. 8vo, black cloth. Chapters : 1. Dangerous Ships [e.g. Royal George, Birkenhead, London, HMS Captain (pp.13-42)]; 2. From Sail to Steam [e.g. Tayleur, Royal Charter]; 3. Warships in Collision [e.g. HMS Vanguard, HMS Victoria]; 4. Merchant Ships in Collision [e.g. Titanic (pp.102-121), Empress of Ireland, Andrea Doria (pp.129-142)];5. Sail Training Ship Disasters [e.g. Pamir]; 6. Accidents and Dangerous C argoes or Conditions [e.g. the Halifax Explosion (pp.165-167), the Bombay explosions, HMS Cobra]; 7. Special Risks of Channel and Excursion Steamers, Car Ferries and Tankers [e.g. Princess Alice, Torrey Canyon]; 8. Submarines[e.g. A1, Squalus, Thetis, Thresher]; 9. Ships on Fire [e.g. Morro Castle, Normandie, Noronic, HMS Empress of Canada, Lakonia]; 10. Technical Appendi x and Some Comments. With index. Vgi in nicked, price-clipped dj. 40.00

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