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1 Aeroplane Photographs Aeroplane Photographs. Series A.
Musson Book Company , Toronto , 1943, 
(Aeroplane Photographs). Aeroplane Photographs. Series A. Toronto : The Musson Book Company Ltd., Publishers, n.d. [1940s]. Pp (16). Illustrated. Large 8vo [a 50 by 35 inch sheet folded into a 9 by 11 inch size], illustrated wrappers. Printed on one side of the sheet only. Containing reproductions of the following Allied and enemy planes : British planes (Armstrong-Whitworth “Whiteley”; Bristol “Beaufighter I”; Bristol “Beaufighter II”; Bristol “Beaufort”; Bristol “Blenheim I”; Bristol ”Blenheim IV”; De Havilland “Mosquito”; Handley-Page “Hampden”; Hawker “Hurricane”; Hawker “Typhoon”; Supermarine “Spitfire”; Vickers “Welington”; Westland “Whirlwind”). American planes (Bell P-39 Airacobra”; Curtiss C46 “Commando”; Curtiss P40E “Kittihawk”; Curtiss P40F “Warhawk”; Douglas DB7B “Boston”; Douglas DB7B :Havoc”; Douglas C47 (DC-3) “Dakota”; Lockhead 414 “Hudson”; Lockhead P38 “Lightning”; Lockhead-Vega 31 “Ventura”; Martin 187 “Baltimore”; Martin B-26 “Marauder”; North American B-25 “Mitchell”; North American P-51 “Mustang”). German planes(Dornier Do 17Z “Flying Pencil”; Dornier Do 217; Heinkel He 115K5; Heinkel He 177; Henschel Hs 129; Junkers Ju 86P; Junkers Ju 87B “Stuka”; Junkers J u 88; Messerschmitt Me 109E; Messerschmitt Me 109F; Messerschmitt Me 110; Messerschmitt Me 210). Italian planes (Macchi C202; Reggiane Re 2001). Each photograph size 5” by 2.5”. Rubbed, minor foxing, else very good. 75.00

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2 ANDERSON, Lindsay, Captain JOHNSTON, W.H., preface Cruise in an Opium Clipper. New Edition
George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1935, 
ANDERSON, Lindsay, Captain. A Cruise in an Opium Clipper. With a new Preface by W.H. Johnston. London : George Allen & Unwin Ltd, (1935). New Edition,Entirely Re-set. Pp (8),[9]-224. Illustrated. 8vo, grey cloth, blue letter ing to front board and spine, top edge dyed blue. Ships mentioned in the Preface include the Eamont, the America, and the Hispaniola. Contents : Preface. 1. I Take Service on Board an Opium Clipper at Shanghai; 2. A Visit to a Sailors' Boarding-House; 3. Sailors' Wrongs and Remedies — a Crimp's Tricks; 4. A Crimp's Tricks {continued); 5. I Make Acquaintance With My New Shipmates; 6. A Secret Expedition; 7. A Typhoon; 8. A Typhoon [continued); 9. The Typhoon Passes Away; 10. We Arrive at Moy and Refit; 11. The Captain Explains the Nature of the Enterprise; 12. We Reach Our Destination, but Cannot Pass the Reef; 13. Seeking for a Passage; 14. Still Seeking; 15. A Passage Discovered; 16. Bumping Over the Reef; 17. A Snug Harbour, but a JealousNeighbour; 18. We Do a Good Trade; 19. Traffic on Board; 20. Surveying the Entrance to the Harbour; 21. Surveying Operations Continued; 22. We Succes sfully Cross the Reef in a Boat; 23. Return Across the Reef; 24. More Trading; 25. The Last of Our Cargo Sold - Symptoms of a Typhoon; 26. A Typhoon; 27. Anl Armed Junk Grounds Close to Us — We Capture Her — The Dutch Schooner Swept Away; 28. We Search for the Schooner and Find Her Ashore — A Brush with Wreckers; 29. We Rescue the Crew — My Party Relieved by the Captain and a Fresh Party; 30. Miraculous Escape trom Hostile Natives — The Captain and His Men Hunted by Them; 31. Search for Missing Men — Horrible Discovery;32. An Expedition — We Capture a Mandarin; 33. Preparations for a Second E xpedition; 34. We Disembark at the Wreckers' Village; 35. The Mandarin Escapes — We Burn the Village and Return Safely; 36. A Jesuit Missionary Seeks Refuge With Us — Tells of Hostile Intentions Against Us — We Resolve to Negotiate; 37. Native Merchants Ransom the Junk — They Promise to Use Their Influence Wl'th the Chief Mandarin of the District; 38. We Proceed to the Chief Mandarin's Village, Reach Our Destination, and Land Without Opposition; 39. A Satisfactory Arrangement — We Visit the Schooner and Bury the Murdered Men; 40. The Natives Attack Us by Land and Water — They Are Easily Repulsed; 41. News of the Approach of a Squadron of Formosian War Junks; 42. The Arrival of the Squadron Announced — We Capture the Leading Junk as it Enters the Harbour; 43. The Other Three Junks Captured One by One; 44. Peace Placed on a Firm Basis; 45. We Leave — Cross the Reef Safely — Reach Amoy — I Am Sent to Hongkong with Letters for the Owners - Conclusion. Slightly cocked, spine and covers browned and smudged, name, some minor foxing and smudging internally, else good. 65.00

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Typhoon : The Other Enemy.  in dj. , CALHOUN, C. Raymond, Captain
3 CALHOUN, C. Raymond, Captain Typhoon : The Other Enemy. in dj.
Naval Institute, 1981, 
CALHOUN, C. Raymond, Captain. Typhoon : The Other Enemy. The Third Fleet and the Pacific Storm of December 1944. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, (1981). Pp 247. 8vo, blue-green cloth. "As commanding officer of a ship that came close to destruction in the typhoon of December 1944, Captain Calhoun was in an unparalleled position to document a tragic ordeal that claimed 778 men, three destroyers, and more than 100 aircraft. This penetrating account details for the first time the events surrounding the storm, its chilling onset and ferocity, as well as its controversial aftermath." -from the dj. Very slight shelfwear, owner's signature, else vg in dj. 100.00

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4 FORD, R.A.D. Holes in Space.
Hounslow Press, Toronto , 1979, ISBN:0888820380 
FORD, R.A.D. Holes in Space. (Toronto : Hounslow Press, 1979). First Edition. Pp (10),1-60,(2). 8vo, black card covers, white lettering to front coverand spine. “Holes in Space includes both new poems and translations from t he French, the German, and the Russian.” - from the back cover. Robert Arthur Douglas Ford (b. January 8, 1915, Ottawa - d. April 12, 1998, Vichy, France) was a Canadian poet, translator and diplomat. "Ubiety", "A New Country", "Without Horizon.", "Holes in Space", "The Revisionist", "Emptiness", "Lunatic King", "The Losers", "A Gangrenous Yearl", "On the Beach", "Ulysses", "The Seepage of Will", "A World Explained", "Anguish (from the Russian ofAndrei Voznesensky)", "The Lichen", "Hating Poetry", "Witness to My .Body" , "Behind the Silence", "First Love", "Child in the Arctic", "The Second-Rate", "Stopped in Space", "The Message Is Blurred", "Poem (from the French of Lorand Gaspar)", "Pieces or Memory", The Threshold of Absence", "Poem", "Poem (from the German of Rainer Maria Rilke)", "December 31, 1974", "'L'Autre Sommeil' (Julien Green)", "Time in the North", "The Emigrants", "The Volcano", "Of the North", "The Desert", "The Tundra", "The Grave of Pasternak", "Poem for Pasternak", "Three Octets (from the Russian of Osip Mandelshtam)", "Who Went Back", "Into the Wilderness", "The Grove", "A Joy in the Air", "Living in the North", "Western Ontario", "Chance", "Typhoon", "Pacific Coast Rain", "Sugaring-off Party", "The Point of Aries", "Les Fiançailles (from the French of Guillaume Apollinaire)", The Traveller", "Anoesis", "The Hubbub of April", "Recommendation (from the Russian of Andrei Voznesensky)". Blue stain to bottom corner of back cover, else very good. Inscribed by the author. 25.00

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5 HARMON, Kenneth E Typhoon Trilogy
HARMON, Kenneth E. Typhoon Trilogy: 49th Anniversary Commemorative Edition. (Palm Bay, Fla.: the author), 1969. Pp 243. Illustrated. 8vo, ill. card covers. A book celebrating this famous schooner-yacht's transatlantic crossing in 1920, and her repeat of the accomplishment in 1969. Cover lightly soiled and rubbed, else vg. 25.00

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Ocean Odyssey : A Record of the Fighting Merchant Navy.   1st UK in dj, HOPE, Stanton. Earl of Cork Canadian Pacific Cunard
6 HOPE, Stanton. Earl of Cork Canadian Pacific Cunard Ocean Odyssey : A Record of the Fighting Merchant Navy. 1st UK in dj
Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1944, 
HOPE, Stanton. Ocean Odyssey : A Record of the Fighting Merchant Navy. Witha Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet The Earl of Cork and Orrery, G.C.B., G. C.V.O. L.: Eyre & Spottiswoode, [November] 1944. First Edition. Pp 220, frontis.+ 16 p of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Printed on war economy standard paper. Law 1288. There was a July 1945 reprint. Chapters : 1. In the Grand Tradition; 2. West African Landfall; 3. Cruise from the Côte d'Azur; 4. Cargoes for Malta and Russia; 5. Rendezvous with the Enemy; 6. Ocean Ordeal by Fire; 7. Captives in a Commerce Raider; 8. Typhoon over Hong Kong; 9. In the Track of the Convoy; 10. Salvage at the Azores; 11. Sailors in the Making; 12. Goodwill to Seamen; 13. The Merchant Navy's Rest Cure; 14. This Honourable Calling. From a publisher's (?) label found in another copy of the first edition (photocopy provided here) : "Owing to wartime security measures fictitious names had to be used for some of the ships mentioned in this book". Fictitious Name Real Name Parthian Shot - Viking Star (Blue Star Line) Boldas - Pampas (Royal Mail Line) Tundrian - Laconia (Cunard White Star) Imperator Neptunus - Duchess of York (Canadian Pacific) Wyverna - Balzac (Lamport & Holt) Bearward - Myrmidon (Blue Funnel Line) Light spotting, ow vg inchipped dj. 80.00

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7 JOSEPH, Mark Typhoon. book club in dj.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1991, 
JOSEPH, Mark. Typhoon. New York : Simon & Schuster, (1991). Book Club Edition. Pp 300. 8vo, black cloth spine with blue paper covered boards. "A novelby Mark Joseph author of To Kill the Potemkin". -from the dust jacket. "Ma rk Joseph has set his new novel against the backdrop of the Soviet Union inthe immediate future, a country crippled by economic ills and political up heavals. Central to the struggle for power are the Typhoon-class nuclear-powered submarines of the Northern Fleet, the worlds's largest and most lethal undersea ships, armed with ballistic missiles capable of the destruction of any target on earth." -from the dust jacket. Vg in lightly nicked dj. 12.00

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8 KAUFMAN, Yogi, and Paul STILLWELL Sharks of Steel.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1993, ISBN:1557504512 
KAUFMAN, Yogi, and Paul STILLWELL. Sharks of Steel. Photography by Steve and Yogi Kaufman. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, (1993). First Printing. Pp (2),[i]-xvii,(5),[1]-107,(45). Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, bluecloth, silver lettering to spine. Companion to the Discovery Channel Mini- Series. "Spectacular color photographs and a lively text tell the story of the submarine in this companion volume to a four-part documentary television series produced by the Discovery Channel. Generally following the program's format, the book significantly amplifies the subject, both for longtime fans and for those whose interest in submarines has been piqued by recent events. The pictures and commentary provided here vividly capture the feel of being on board and underwater and offer a rare insider's view of the challenges, pressures, and excitement unique to submariners. Readers join a dangerous World War II patrol in the Pacific, a modern-day cruise to secret destinations, and an unprecedented tour of the world's largest submarine, a Russian "Typhoon," seen by few Westerners. The photography is the work of two masters of the craft: Yogi Kaufman, a professional photographer and retired admiral in the U.S. Navy who brings nearly forty years of submarine experience to the project, and his son, Steve Kaufman, a noted outdoor photographer who has been shooting images of submarines and their crews periodically over the past four years. Contributing a historical perspective to the book is Paul Stillwell, a naval historian and former naval officer who has demonstrated his feel for ships and their men in previous books. In addition to the Kaufman's photographs there are several rarely seen World War II color photos by Edward Steichen and paintings of the early days of submarine warfare. The submarine's development, its successes in various conflicts since its invention, the influence of Admiral Rickover and others on its development, and its effectiveness as an instrument of national policy are all high-lighted in this book. But the spotlight is centered squarely on the crews, and their selection, training, and performance received deserved attention." - from the dj. Very good in torn dustjacket. 16.50

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9 LEWIS, Elizabeth Foreman WIESE, Kurt When the Typhoon Blows. in dj
Junior Literary Guild, 1942, 
LEWIS, Elizabeth Foreman. When the Typhoon Blows. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese. N.Y.: Junior Literary Guild / Phil.: John C. Winston Co., (1942). Pp 273.8vo, grey cloth. The story of a young Chinese boy and his ailing grandfath er as they are forced to flee from the invading Japanese. Bookplate to the half-title, else vg in torn dj. 30.00

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10 MASON, Francis K. Hawker Aircraft Since 1920.
Putnam, London , 1961, 
MASON, Francis K. Hawker Aircraft Since 1920. London : Putnam, (1961). First Edition. Pp [1]-475,(3). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Introduction. Hawker Aircraft since 1920 (Formation of the company; Early Hawker designs; The Horsley; Metal construction; Development of the Hart; The Fury biplanes; The birth of the Hurricane; Re-organisation and expansion; The Hurricane goes ahead; The Second World War; The Typhoon; The last generation of piston-engine fighters; Early Hawker jetaircraft; The Hunter and the nineteen-fifties). Technical and Historical R eference Section. Notes on Individual Aircraft. Appendix A (Unbuilt and unfinished projects). Appendix B (Company Test Pilots, 1920-1960). Appendix C (Summary of Production). Appendix D (Summary of Customers). Very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 50.00

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11 O'BRIAN, Patrick Aubrey-Maturin 14) Nutmeg of Consolation. 1st UK in price-clipped dj.
Collins, London, 1991, ISBN:0002234610 
O'BRIAN, Patrick. The Nutmeg of Consolation . London: Collins, 1991. First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-315,(5). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.The fourteenth instalment of the epic Jack Aubrey / Stephen Maturin series of naval stories set during the Napoleonic Wars, this set in the East Indi es and Australia, detailing the wreck of Aubrey's newly commissioned ship in a typhoon, and his reuniting with the Surprise. Vg-fine in price-clipped dj. 375.00

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12 O'BRIAN, Patrick Aubrey-Maturin 14) Nutmeg of Consolation. 1st US in dj.
Norton, New York, 1991, ISBN:0393030326 
O'BRIAN, Patrick. The Nutmeg of Consolation . New York: W.W. Norton & Company, (1991). First American Printing. Pp. (10),7-315,(1). 8vo, blue cloth spine with grey patterned paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. The fourteenth instalment of the epic Jack Aubrey / Stephen Maturin series. "'The Nutmeg of Consolation' very nearly ends before it has properly begun. Wejoin Captain Aubrey, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent Stephen Maturin , and the crew of the Diane where the hand of Providence left them at the end of 'The Thirteen Gun Salute': shipwrecked by a typhoon and eking out a Robinson Crusoe existence ona remote island in the Dutch East Indies. They are in the process of cannibalizing the remains of their ship to fashion a new vessel when they are visited by Malay seamen, seeming Samaritans who turn out to be pirates. This treachery is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and now Aubrey, Maturin, and their shipmates are truly marooned. Their salvation lies, paradoxically, in the nesting habits of a seemingly insignficant bird, hirundo esculentia. In Batavia, Aubrey and Maturin secure a new ship, the Nutmeg of Consolation, to pursue their voyage. After a brush with smallpox and a deadly night chase through shoal waters, they arrive at last at the penal colony of New South Wales in Australia. In this grim outpost of legalized slavery, Maturin's Irish temper nearly provokes a diplomatic crisis, and an excursion into the natural wonders of the Australian bushends in a closen encounter with death." - from the dust jacket. Slightly c ocked, a bit smoky, small dampstain to bottom edge of final couple leaves (with small spot to p. 315 textblock proper), else very good in lightly nicked, unclipped dust jacket. 40.00

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Journey by Junk : Japan After MacArthur., PRICE, Willard
13 PRICE, Willard Journey by Junk : Japan After MacArthur.
John Day, 1953, 1953 
PRICE, Willard. Japan by Junk : Japan After MacArthur. With maps and photographs by the author. New York : John Day Company, (1953). First Edition. Pp (6),7-317. Illustrated with 16 pages of b&w photos and five maps. 8vo (148 x 227 mm), red cloth, yellow lettering to spine. Toy 1122.

Willard DeMille Price (b. July 28, 1887, Peterborough, Ontario – d. October 14, 1983, Laguna Hills, California).

"He decided to sail on a small boat - a 45-foot junk [the Kompira, 7 tons] - from end to end of the Inland Sea. The voyage of 1120 miles took six weeks. For the rest of five months he traveled through back-country Japan by train and bus and on foot. On the sea he braved floating mines, pirates, dangerous whirlpools, the worst typhoon in twenty years. Ashore he visited Hiroshima, thriving cities, farms and factories, Japanese inns, and talked with people in all walks of life." - from the dj.

1. Two Reasons for Going to Japan;
2. Whirlpools and Floating Mines;
3. Captain Wide-Margin-of-Safety;
4. Sailing with the Sea God;
5. Near Disaster;
6. Graveyard of Ships;
7. This Girl Will Wash Your Back;
8. The Cave of Devils;
9. Oriental Rip Van WInkle;
10. The "New" Japanese Woman;
11. The GI and the Geisha;
12. Skyscraper Underground;
13. The Four Goliaths;
14. When Pirates Meet Pirates;
15. Miracle in Hiroshima;
16. The Riddle of Education;
17. Through the Enchanted Isles;
18. Birth Control and Population;
19. The Tragedy of the Farms;
20. Islands that Time Forgot;
21. Russia Turns the Key;
22. Typhoon Ruth;
23. City of a Hundred Hells;
24. The Final Dash;
25. Japan in Fact and Fancy;
26. War Nevermore.

With index.

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14 REEMAN, Douglas ENFIELD, Alexander, (comp.) CONRAD, Joseph. LONDON, Jack. Douglas Reeman introduces Sea Captain's Tales. in dj. Signed copy
Century Publishing, London, 1986, 
REEMAN, Douglas. ENFIELD, Alexander, (compiler). Douglas Reeman introduces Sea Captain's Tales. London: Century Publishing, (1986). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xiv,1-402. 8vo, brown cloth. Contents : "Benito Cereno" by Melville, "The Legend of the Bell Rock" by Captain Marryat, "The Lost Skipper" by James Runciman, "Can These Dry Bones Live?" by W. Clark Russell, "The Debt of the Whale" by Frank Bullen, "Make Westing" by Jack London, "Conrad's Typhoon, Outsailed" by W.W. Jacobs, "The Liner and the Iceberg" by C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne, "The Ingenuity of Captain Spink" by Morley Roberts, "The Thing in the Weeds" by William Hope Hodgson, John Masefield's "Don Alfonso's Treasure Hunt", "The Blank Shot" by Rafael Sabatini, Taffrail's "The Luck of the Tavy", Albert Richard Wetgen's "Duty", "The Last Laugh" by Norman Reilly Raine, Nicholas Monsarrat's "Night Shoot", C.S. Forester's "Dawn Attack", Douglas Reeman's "Trouble Cargo", and "The Windjammer Film" by Alan Villiers. Fine in fine unclipped dust-jacket. Signed without inscription by Douglas Reeman. 75.00

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15 SAMUELS, Samuel, Captain PAINE, Ralph D. From the Forecastle to the Cabin : Being the Memoirs of Capt. Samuel Samuels of the Famous Packet Ship Dreadnought
Charles E. Lauriat Co., Boston, 1926, 
SAMUELS, Samuel, Captain. From the Forecastle to the Cabin : Being the Memoirs of Capt. Samuel Samuels of the Famous Packet Ship Dreadnought . With anIntroduction by Ralp D. Paine. Boston : Charles E. Lauriat Co., 1926. Pp ( 6),vii-xxxix,(1),1-308, including portrait frontispiece and illustrations. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Samuel Samuels (1823-1908) is considered the the most famous of the American packet-ship masters. "Here is the true sailor of romance, who ran away to sea at the tenderage of eleven, who was shanghaied by a Baltimore crimp chased by West Indi a pirates, sailed around the world in a haunted ship, was master on a Yankee quarterdeck at twenty-one, fought cannibals, declined the post of Admiralin the Turkish Navy, rescued a Christian lady from a Turkish harem, battle d with Mediterranean banditti, and commanded the Dreadnought in seventy-eight voyages across the Atlantic, and always brought her safely into port." -p.xxvii. Contents : I. My Start upon a Seafaring Life. — Down the Schuylki ll. — I Port the Helm in an Emergency. — Falsely Charged with Snoring.— TheUnquiet Ocean. — A Cruel Remedy for Sea-sickness. — In New York Harbor, — My Nerves Unstrung by Tales of River Pirates. II. A very young Sailor's Power of Imagination. — I Desert my Ship. — A Mild-spoken Skipper gives me a Berth.— In Command of the Deck on Long Island Sound. — Hunger comes to me. —I Steal a Pig, and Deceive my Master. — In Newport, with Money in my Pocke t. — I Ship with Captain Cozans for Mobile. III. Overboard from the Mainsail Gaflf. — The Captain's Tea Foams when he Stirs it. — I Learn who Tom Pepper is. — Greed costs our Captain a pretty Penny.— I am Wakened and Bidden to say my Prayers. — We Lose three Lives in the great Gulf Hurricane of 1836. — Sailor's Fun at Mobile. — I Desert again, and Ship on Board the RevenueBrig Jefferson as Coxswain of the Captain's Gig.— Piping proves Greek to m e. — Lieutenant Sampson saves me from Getting a Dozen over the bare Back. —I make the Acquaintance of French Peter. — In Mobile Jail. — I tell Yarns to the Ladies. IV. Millie, the Black Cook, Feeds me Well.— I Learn the Art of Smuggling from my Friend Peter.— Life is Lazy on Board the Jefferson. — We Lose our First and Second Captains of the Top in a Norther. — I Desert again, this Time along with Peter.— We have a Rattling Time, and the Crimps ship us off to Liverpool.— Some of our Crew object to being "Shanghaied." —Comparative Advantages of a Crust and a Dry Bed at Home. — Money Flies in the Great English Port.— Peter and I Ship on Board the Emily for Galveston.— Trouble in the Galley. — I Thrash a Boy or two, and Win the Captain's Re gard. V. Threatened by a Pirate. — I listen to Peter's wicked Advice. — My Chum tells me a Tale to make my Hair stand on End, and proposes a Scheme that causes my Knees to knock together. — The Pirate quits us on Sighting a Dutch West Indiaman. — The Fate of the Crown Prince William. — I lose Peter,and go on a Cruise in the Frigate Houston of the Texas Navy. — Our Lieuten ant Snubs a British Consul. — I select a new Chum. — We meet the Pirate that threatened the Emily and Fire a Broadside at her. — Yellow- Jack comes Aboard. — I go to New Orleans with a Prize. — Colonel Billy Wilson becomes myFriend. — I try the Mimic Stage for a while. — My Chum Jack joins me. — We are " Shanghaied " aboard a Liverpool Ship, of which we take French Leave. — I make a Visit Home. VI. Jack and I start for a Trip around the World on Board the Haunted Ship St. Lawrence. — An Explicable Ghost. — Father Neptune comes Aboard to Shave me at the Equator.— The Island of St. Paul. — I join my Ship on Board a Log at Sydney. — We find an Island full of Cannibals, who try hard to eat us. —A Yankee Whaler who had Married a Princess.— Persistent Traders. VII. A Mutiny at Manila, in which I knock down the Mate.— The whole Crew put in Jail. — We see a Fugitive bayoneted by a Manila Soldier.- We and the Captain cool down, and he takes us out of Limbo. — I make a Social Call, and barely escape Assassination, — How a Handsome American Sailor became Captain of the Port of Manila. — A Typhoon in the China Sea. VIII. Battalio, the Malay, cuts his Throat. — Death of my Chum Jack, whose Thigh was Broken in the Storm. — His Burial at Sea.— I Study to become an Officer. — The Colored Steward endeavors to Fire my Ambition.— Arrival in the Delaware. — Battalio's Shock- ing Death. IX. Ships that I served in as Officer. — I Lose a good Berth by Falling in Love. — The English Service does notsuit me. X. A Captain at Twenty-one.— A Fight between Sailors and Marines in a Dutch Port. —Dousing and Flogging for the Ringleader. — I have a Verbal Tilt with our Consul at Genoa. — Amoog the Isles of Greece. XI. Caught ina Levanter in the Grecian Archipelago. — I do a Stroke of Seamanship which attracts Attention Aboard two English Brigs. — Sir Edmund Lyons, British M inister to Greece, accepts a Cigar from me and praises my Countrymen. — I Return the Compliment by a Piece of Foolhardiness and by Showing my Heels tohis two Brigs. XII. Driven Ashore in a Gale in the Dardanelles near the Pl ains of Ancient Troy. — A Turkish Commander who resembled the Actor Hackett. — I am Hospitable at Christmas, and am elected Admiral of a great Fleet, to which I show the Way into the Golden Horn. — A Smart Turkish Corvette which was built by a New-Yorker. — I decline to be Admiral of the Turkish Navy. — A Dozen of us try to Swim the Bosporus as Byron did. — He must have done his Swimming in different Weather. — A Note from the most beautiful Woman I had ever seen. XIII. I assist a Christian Lady to flee from a Turkish Harem. — She comes to me and my Friend, a Swedish Captain, down a Silken Ladder in the dead of Night, goes on Board my Friend's Ship, and sails away toEngland, where they are Married. — Constantinople becomes too Hot to Hold me after they are Gone.— A Collision in the Bosporus, and a Run to Odessa in which I beat the entire Fleet of which I was Admiral. — A Lucky New-Yorker the one Ship-chandler at Odessa. XIV. A Bit of Life-saving, of which the Life-savers of our Coast would think nothing. — Sued by the Man who ran into me.— For certain Reasons I disguise my Ship before Entering the Dardanelles, and run through without the Formality of Waiting for a Permit. — The Fort fires at us, but does not hit us. XV. A Voyage to Leghorn, where I make Enemies. — Threatened by Banditti at Pisa, and Rescued by Officers from theUnited States Naval Squadron.— Our Enemies board us as we are about to Sai l, but Retreat in a Hurry. XVI. We are Chased by two Boats filled with Pirates. — We Stop the Chase by Firing a Load of Grape and Canister into each Boat. — It's a Fortunate Sailor who gets Shark for Dinner. — Ten Enjoyable Hours at Cape Town. — We enter Batavia in Company with the Prince of Saxe- Weimar, whom I am the means of getting on Shore Dry-shod. — The Wonders of Chinese Ship-carpentering. — Driving Evil Spirits out of the Hawse-pipes. XVII. The Landing of the Prince of Saxe- Weimar. —Fine Living at an Aristocratic Hotel a few Miles out of Batavia. — I Spend near ly a Year's Income there in Five Weeks. — Attentions to my Wife, who was the first American Lady that ever Visited the Place. — Our Departure from Batavia by Night amid Fireworks and Music, and a Wonderful Display of Phosphorescence in the Sea. — I am Washed Overboard in a Gale off the Cape of Good Hope. XVIII. Exchanging Civilities at Sea. — I get Bass's Ale and Cheese and Madrid Onions from an English Skipper, and he gets Good Things from me. — The Fox Family at Falmouth, who have Furnished our Consuls there since the Revolution. — My Wifeand I in Hamburg during the Cholera Epidemic of 1849.— I Sell my Ship, the Manhattan. — The Model of our Centre-board Yachts. — I carry a Dutch Steam er through a Storm.— The Dutch are a Sterling and Charming People. XIX. I come into the Command of the Dreadnought, which is built especially for me. — The Summit of my Ambition is reached when I become Captain of this "Wild Boat of the Atlantic." — We beat Everything that Sails and a good deal thatSteams. — The Days when the American Flag made Liverpool Fine. — Osceola's Daughter makes a Voyage with us. — I Regard her as a Sort of Jonah. — We r un into Field-ice and a Ship runs into us. — Osceola's Daughter takes to the Boat. XX. The Mutiny on the Dreadn/)ught. —1 get a Crew of the "Bloody Forties." — They have Plotted in Liverpool to "do for " me and take my Ship. — They begin with Insolence. — I Knock one of them Down and Cause him to beput in Irons, whereupon the Mutiny breaks violently out. XXI. My Faithful Dog warns me.— He Flies at the Throat of one Mutineer, and I Level my Pistol at the Head of Another. — No Sleep Aft and no Food Forward,— Germans to the Rescue.— I order Knives Overboard, and they go Dropping into the Sea. — I Knock the Ringleader into the Forecastle, — The Mutiny is over, and the Men go to Work with a Will.— We part good Friends. XXII. A Hurricane in the "Devil's Blow-hole." — We are boarded by an immense Sea. — I am twice knocked Senseless, and my Leg is broken.— We lose our Rudder, and are obliged tomake for Fayal, — My Leg finds a Doctor after fourteen Days, but is not ma de sound for many Months. Rebacked, spine repaired, with new endpapers, some light staining to cloth, corners bumped, else very good. 100.00

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16 Sea Breezes) BOWEN, Frank C. SCOTT, Robert, Capt McNAUGHT, R.S. Sea Breezes : The Ship Lovers' Digest, New Series Vol. 17 January - June, 1954. in dj
Charles Birchall & Sons, Ltd., 1954, 
(Sea Breezes). Sea Breezes : The Ship Lovers' Digest, New Series Vol. 17 January - June, 1954. Liverpool: Charles Birchall & Sons, Ltd., 1954. Pp. 480. Illustrated, with several full colour plates included. Double column. Small 8vo, green cloth, gilt to spine. Of interest: F. Lester's "Heyday of theSobraon"; "The House of Brocklebank" (pp.30-54, 110-132, on the Brockleban k shipbuilding establishment near Portland, Maine, with list of ships); Capt. Robert Scott's "Geordie Barques" (pp.82-91); John G. Bruce's "Crossing the Hudson" (pp.166-172); Frank C. Bowen's "The Story of the Royal Yacht" (pp.192-207); R.S. McNaught's "East by P. and O. in 1888" (pp.252-260); "Harrison Line's 100 Years" (pp.276-286); an interesting letter regarding the Hygeia hulks of the Port of London Sanitary Authority including the New Brunswick-built Newfoundland cod fishery schooner Harvey (pp.307-8); "Cunard to Canada" (including the soon-to-be commissioned Saxonia, pp.356-365); Capt. Gillespie Edwards' "Hong Kong Harbour Havoc" (typhoon of September 1906, pp.369-375; John McRoberts' "Ulster's Head Line" (pp.434-450); J. H. Isherwood's "The Athenic of 1901", "Dominion Line's Canada" (pp.96-98), "Union Liner Briton"; "American Line's St. Louis and St. Paul", "The 5-Masted Rotorua ex-Shropshire", "P.S.N.C. Liner Orotava"; and many others. Vg in nicked dj.50.00

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17 SEARLE, Ronald). HASTAIN, Ronald SEARLE, Ronald White Coolie. First Edition in dustjacket
Hodder and Stoughton, 1947, 1947 
HASTAIN, Ronald. White Coolie. London : Hodder and Stoughton, Limited, (July 1947). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-ix,(3),13-303,(1). Illustrated by Ronald Searle. 8vo, light blue cloth, black lettering to front & spine.

Ronald William Fordham Searle, CBE, RDI (b March 3, 1920, Cambridge, England – d. December 30, 2011, Draguignan, Var, Provence).

Ronald Eugene Worrall Hastain, OBE, (b. 1911?).

The jacket art, the frontispiece and the head illustration of each of the five parts as well as a small title -page drawing are by Searle.

"The brave and unaffected record of a British Warant Officer 1942 - 45.

It arouuses many feelings but the predominant one is pride." - front flap.

"Ronald Hastain has seen much of the Far East The Japs kept him on the move. For him, the prisoner-of-war at Changi on Singapore Island was a stepping-off place for the dark hinterland of Siam, the jungle and the mountains. Then came the return to Singapore by that crazy scenic railway built at the cost of untold human lives to satisfy the demands of the Japanese High Command, and the voyage on a hell ship through typhoon and shipwreck to the Land of the Rising Sun. And here, on true Japanese soil, Hastain stayed in industrial slavery till August 1945 brought rescue by the American Air Force.

Through these long, enforced treks into the unknowin, which make this record one of the most remarkable travel-books ever written, this British officer missed completely the deadly monotony suffered by most prisoners-of-war. He did not miss much else. Ex-P.O.W.s will recognise in White Coolie the very stuff of their experience, the stronger for being recorded so simply, without sensationalism and without vindictiveness Unconsciously, Hastain has painted a self-portrait which shows him a natural leader, not unworthy to speak for them all." - from rear panel.

Part I. Prelude to Disaster.
1. Singapore, Here We Come;
2. Who Are You?;
3. The Attack;
4. Baksheesh;
5. A Study in Browns;
6. The Japs Land;
7. Friday the 13th;
8. Cease Fire.

Part II. Into Bondage.
1. Singapore Railway Station, ;
2. The Round-ip;
3. Changi;
4. Working Party (1);
5. Working Party (2);
6. Return to Changi;
7. The Selerang Incident;
8. We Are Not Forgotten.

Part III. The Land of the Free.
1. Trip to Thailand;
2. Chungkai : Gateway to the Siamese Hinnterland;
3. Bankao : A slap and a tical;
4. Wampo: Elephants and Butterflies;
5. The Jungle March; and the Camp between the Hills;
6. Cholera and the Monsoon;
7. 226 K: Orchids and Scabies;
8. Jungle Noël.

Part IV. The Land of the Rising Sun.
1. The Scenic Railroad;
2. Non Pladuk : An Interlude with Mangos;
3. Singapore, 1944 : Glimpses of the Japanese Occupation;
4. The Voyage of a Hell Ship [aboard the Asaka Maru, pp.194-202);
5. Manila Bay;
6. Typhoon and Shipwreck [pp.207-217);
7. Rescued by the Japanes Navy [and a journey on the Hakusan Maru, [formerly the USS Federal] in turn sunk by the American submarine USS Crevalle on June 11, 1945 - pp.217-224);

8. Nippon (1);
9. Nippon (2);
10. America Attacks : B Ni-ji-ku;
11. Toyama: The Allied Prisoner of War Camp.

Part V. Liberty, or The Land of the Maple Leaf.
1. The Sacred Thing Called Freedom;
2. "Uncle Sam, I Presume";
3. Farewell to Fujiyama;
4. Ochinawa [Okinawa] and Manila: The Scenes of Battle;
5. Canada, via the Pacific;
6. In the Wake of the Storm [wherein Debert is given as being in New Brunswick].

Front flyleaf missing else very good in lighlty chipped but unclipped dustjacket. 45.00

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18 United States Naval Institute MAZZARA, Andrew F. WILLS, Duane A. MEYER, Carlton W. Proceedings U.S. Naval Institute. Vol. 117/11/1065, November 1991.
Annapolis, MD, U.S. Naval Institute, 1991, 
(United States Naval Institute). Proceedings U.S. Naval Institute. Vol. 117/11/1065, November 1991. Annapolis, MD : U.S. Naval Institute, 1991. Pp [1]-128. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated wrappers. Contents : Marine Corps Essay Contest Winners : Maj. N.E. Reynolds's “Turn On Your Lights!”; Col. Carlton W. Meyer's “No More Package Deal”; Lt. Col. Andrew F. Mazzara's “Supporting Arms in the Storm”; Desert Storm: The Marine Commanders [Interviews]: “Special Trust and Confidence Among the Trail-Breakets, with Lt. Gen. Walter E. Boomer”; “Training, Education Were the keys, with Brig, Gen. James A. Brabham”; “A War of Logistics, with Brig. Gen. Charles C. Krulak”; “This Was No Drill, with Maj. Gen. John I. Hopkins”; “Marine Air; There When Needed, with Lt. Gen. Royal N.Moore, Jr.”; The First Marine Divisionin the Attack, with Maj. Gen. J.M. Myatt”; “Rolling with the 2d Marine Div ision, with Lt. Gen. William M. Keys”; Lt. Gen. Duane A. Wills's “Break Some Rice Bowls”; Vice Adm. R.Y. (“Yogi”) Kaufman's “Pictorial: Typhoon” [Soviet ballistic missile submarine]; and regular departments. Very good. 10.00

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19 WOODMAN, Richard. Endangered Species. First Edition in dustjacket.
Little, Brown and Company (UK), London, 1992, ISBN:0356204286 
WOODMAN, Richard. Endangered Species. (London) : Little, Brown and Company,(1992). First Printing. Pp. (12),1-323,(1). 8vo, blue cloth with silver le ttering to spine. "Both Captain John Mackinnon and his ship are embarking on their last voyage. The old cargo-liner Matthew Flinders, an out-dated vessel belonging to a once-large shipping company, is bound for the breakers, and its captain is heading, with very mixed feelings, for retirement. Endangered species together, relics of a proud past, they symbolize the irreversible, quiet decline of the British merchant fleet. But this journey to HongKong is destined to be anything but quiet. Internal tensions amongst the c rew provoke unrest and lead to a navigation error -- an error that steers them straight into the violent, destructive path of Typhoon David. Suddenly,the crew of the Matthew Flinders are no longer fighting for their liveliho od, but for their very lives. Yet there are other lives at stake on the same seas, lives which John Mackinnon feels compelled to protect -- with explosive results. When he picks up a boatload of Vietnamese refugees fleeing toHong Kong, he sets in motion a train of events that will lead to mutiny, t o confrontation with the Hong Kong authorities, and to the greatest challenge of his career..." - from the dustjacket. Name inked discretely to flyleaf, else very good in crisp, unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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