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101 JACQUIER, Henri RORIQUE Piracy in the Pacific : The Story of the Notorious Rorique Brothers. US indj
Dodd, Mead, 1976, 
JACQUIER, Henri. Piracy in the Pacific : The Story of the Notorious RoriqueBrothers. Translated by June P. Wilson. Illustrated with Photographs and M aps. N.Y.: Dodd, Mead & Co., (1976). Pp 198. 8vo, blue cloth. Vg in dj (short tears). 30.00

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102 JENKINS, MacGregor. Last Cruise of the Panther. Illustrated by Frederic A. Anderson.
Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia , 1929, 
JENKINS, MacGregor. The Last Cruise of the Panther. Illustrated by FredericA. Anderson. Philadelphia : The Penn Publishing Company, (1929). Pp (4),[1 ]-245,(5), frontis + 4 plates. 8vo, orange cloth with pictorial panel to front board, black lettering to front board and spine. A story of three children and a barn pretending to be a pirate ship. Slightly cocked, wear to spine ends and corners, spine lightly sunned, name, rear inner hinge cracked, else good. Uncommon. 60.00

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103 JOBB, Dean Crime Wave : Con Men, Rogues and Scoundrels from Nova Scotia's Past.
Pottersfield, Lawrencetown Beach, 1991, ISBN:0919001688 
JOBB, Dean. Crime Wave : Con Men, Rogues and Scoundrels from Nova Scotia's Past. Lawrencetown Beach, N.S.: Pottersfield Press, 1991. Pp (10),7-152,(4). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated purple card covers. Chapters: 1. The Mysterious Stranger [the con-man Henry More Smith]; 2. Three-Ring Robbery [duringa visit of P.T. Barnum's Circus to Halifax in 1876]; 3. A Swindler with St yle [Leo Koretz]; 4. Fatal Attraction; 5. Assigning the Blame [trying the captain and pilot of the Mont Blanc after the Halifax Explosion, (pp.57-66)]; 6. Holocaust at the Queen Hotel [Halifax, March 2, 1939]; 7. John Ruff's Body [Five Islands, 1842]; 8. Death at the Waterloo Tavern [Halifax 1853]; 9. Black Day at the Polls [Catholic/Protestant brawl at the Grand Lake polling station in 1859]; 10. A Bloody Feud [Antigonish County, 1883]; 11. The Folly of Edward Jordan [concerning the schooner Three Sisters in 1809]; 12.The Saladin Pirates [1844]; 13. Mutiny on the Zero [1865]. Vg. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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104 JOHNSTON, James C., Jr. Yankee Fleet : Maritime New England in the Age of Sail.
History Press, Charleston, S.C., 2007, ISBN:9781596293250 
JOHNSTON, James C., Jr. The Yankee Fleet : Maritime New England in the Age of Sail. Charleston, S.C.: History Press, (2007). First Edition. Pp [1]-159,(1). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Contents : 1. The Lady Without Mercy. 2. The Voyage of the Mayflower and Her Sisters. 3. ARover's Life. 4. Depraved Pirates, Buccaneers and Henpecked Rovers. 5. Mer chants and Bloody Americans Before the Revolution. 6. The Sailing Navy at War. 7. Eight Hundred Brave Americans A-whaling for to Go. 8. The American Century of Sail. Very good. 15.00

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105 JOST, A.C. Guysborough Sketches and Essays. First Edition
Guysborough, 1950, 
JOST, A.C. Guysborough Sketches and Essays. Guysborough, Nova Scotia : [Privately Printed], 1950. Pp (2),414,(6). plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front, plain spine. Watters p.695, Morley pp.91-92, Rhodenizer p.563, Vaison p.65, NSIB 90. Arthur Cranswick Jost (b. October 17, 1874, Guysborough, N.S. - d. March 24, 1958 Guysborough, N.S.). Includes several chapters of nautical interest. In "Piracy, Smuggling and Martingot" (pp. 92-97), the early reported cases of piracy in the region would cause one to wonder if any form of settlement or development could be safely conducted, when fishermen were randomly attacked on the open seas, suffering the loss of theircatch, their vessels and often their lives. The numerous small coves and i nlets along the coastline provided a secluded haven for prirates and smugglers exchanging cargoes of bread, corn, sugar and molasses for European wines, brandy, and fish ready for the market. Traffic in these stolen goods often proved difficult for the governments to control. "A Raid" (pp. 98-103) provides the 1776 account by John Paul Jones, Commander of the American shipProvidence, and the attack he led near Canso, NS. Sixteen vessels in all w ere taken as prizes, in addition to the ones destroyed and, in his words "The fishery at Canso and Madame is effectually destroyed.". In "Three Shipwrecks" (pp. 104-108), the loss of three vessels in a two year period along the rocky shoreline is discussed. The Freemason sank near White Haven in February, 1780, with only three survivors. Several months later in the fall of1780, one Lieutenant Prentiss, bearing dispatches from Quebec to New York, was aboard a ship which ran aground off Port Hood while attempting to find a safer passage via the Strait of Canso. The third wreck, in December, 178 1, was the Brittania, a small coaster skippered by Benjamin Marsden, who engaged in carrying trade between Halifax and other Nova Scotian ports. A lengthy description of the hardships he and his crew members endured after running aground near Canso is included New endpapers, cocked, name, else very good. 125.00

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106 JOST, A.C. Guysborough Sketches and Essays. First Edition
Guysborough, 1950, 
JOST, A.C. Guysborough Sketches and Essays. Guysborough, N.S.: [Privately Printed], 1950. Pp. (2),414,(6). plates. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt letteringto front. Watters p.695, Morley pp.91-92, Rhodenizer p.563, Vaison p.65, N SIB 90. Arthur Cranswick Jost (b. October 17, 1874, Guysborough, N.S. - d. March 24, 1958 Guysborough, N.S.). Contents: 1. The Indians; 2. Indian Names in Guysborough County; 3. The Norse; 4. Port Savalet; 5. Chedabucto; 6. The Coming of the Priest; 7. A Problem in Government; 8. Three Remarkable Men; 9. Wilmot Township; 10. The Refugee French at Chedabucto; 11. Piracy, Smuggling and Martingot; 12. A Raid; 13. Three Shipwrecks; 14. Canso and the Codfishery; 15. The Nine Old Settlers; 15. The Duke of Cumberland's Regiment; 16. The British Legion; 17. The Seventy First Regiment; 18. The Associated Departments of the Army and Navy; 19. The Sixtieth Regiment; 20. The Hallowell Grant Settlers; 21. The St. Augustine Loyalists; 22. A Naming and a Man; 23. The Political History of Guysborough County; 24. Notes on Some OldTime Practitioners; 25. Gold Mining in Guysborough County; 26. Telegraph a nd Cable; 27. Gold. With the following genealogies (pp 248-414): The Pre-Loyalist Settlers, The Duke of Cumberland's Regiment, The Associated Departments of the Army and Navy, The Sixtieth Regiment, The St. Augustine Settlers, and the Hallowell Grant Settlers. A bit musty, lightly rubbed, some spotting to edges, name to front pastedown, nick to the middle of p. 119, else very good. 115.00

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107 KEMP, P.K. LLOYD, Christopher Brethren of the Coast : The British and French Buccaneers in the South Seas. First Edition in dustjacket
Heinemann, London, 1960, 
KEMP, P.K. and Christopher LLOYD. The Brethren of the Coast : The British and French Buccaneers in the South Seas. London : Heinemann, (1960). First Printing. Pp (4),[v]-vii,(1),1-248 + frontispiece + 6 leaves of plates + 2 double spread maps. 8vo, brick-red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Chapters : 1. The Rise of the Buccaneers; 2. Sir Henry Morgan; 3. The First Invasionof the South Seas; 4. What Happened to Sharp; 5. The Suppression of the Bu ccaneers in the Caribbean; 6. The Second Voyage into the South Seas; 7. Cowley's Voyage Round the World; 8. Dampier's First Voyage Round the World; 9.The Retreat from the South Seas; 10. Dampier Turns Privateer; 11. The Voya ge of Woodes Rogers; 12. French Voyages to the South Seas; 13. Clipperton and Shelvocke: the Last of the Privateers; 14. Epilogue. Vg in nicked, price-clipped dj. 50.00

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108 KENT, Alexander BOLITHO) Stand into Danger. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Hutchinson, London, 1980, ISBN:009141220x 
KENT, Alexander. Stand into Danger. London: Hutchinson, (1980). First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-296. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "The year is 1774 and Bolitho is now a newly appointed third lieutenant joining the 28-gun frigate Destiny at Plymouth. It is a far step from midshipman's berth to wardroom - and at a time when most of the fleet is laid up Bolitho is considered fortunate. Bolitho's promotion is tinged by personal sadness, but his new captain soon points out that Bolitho's loyalty isto him, the ship and His Britannic Majesty - in that order. Despatched ona secret mission far south to Rio and then to teh Caribbean, Destiny and her comapny face the hazards of conspiracy, treason and piracy - and, as the l ittle ship sails on, Bolitho has to learn amid broadside battles at sea andthe clash of swords in hand-to-hand actions how to accept his new responsi bilities as a King's officer. Chronologically, this is one of the earlier Bolitho novels. Previous owner's name inked to half-title, else vg-fine in clean, crisp, unclipped dj. Signed without inscription by Kent on the title page. With promotional Bolitho bookmark laid in at front. 120.00

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109 KERT, Faye. New Brunswick Military Heritage Series, no. 6). Trimming Yankee Sails : Pirates and Privateers of New Brunswick. First Edition, Paperback.
Goose Lane Editions / New Brunswick Military Heritage Project, Fredericton, NB, 2005, ISBN:0864924429 
KERT, Faye. Trimming Yankee Sails : Pirates and Privateers of New Brunswick. (Fredericton, NB): Goose Lane Editions and The New Brunswick Military Heritage Project, (2005). First Printing. Pp. [1]-105,(7). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Volume 6 in the New Brunswick Military Heritage Series. "Sailing from New Brunswick ports, pirates and privateers scourged the Atlantic coast throughout the 19th century. Legitimized with letters of marque and reprisal, they fought a private war against the King's enemies -- the Americans. The final act in this enterprise came during the Civil War, when a gang of Saint John ne'er-do-wells captured a passenger steamer,the SS Chesapeake, on behalf of the Confederacy. Amid tales of battles at sea and fortunes lost and won, Faye Kert's exposure of the murky context inwhich these semi-legal marauders operated reveals surprising truths about Confederation and its promoters." - from the rear cover. Vg. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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110 KIDD, Captain). BROOKS, Graham. Notable British Trials. Trial of Captain Kidd. First Edition.
William Hodge, Edinburgh and London, 1930, 
(KIDD, Captain). Trial of Captain Kidd. Edited by Graham Brooks. Edinburgh and London : William Hodge & Company, Limited, (September 1930). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-x,(2),1-223,(1), portrait frontispiece of Baron Hatsell,+ 7 leaves of plates and 1 folding map. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth with b lack lettering to spine. A volume in the Notable British Trials Series. "The name of Captain Kidd has been saddled with a degree of infamy far in excess of that wretched man's deserts. The Kidd of history is but a shadow of the Kidd of legend. True, in middle age, after a successful career of meritorious service, with ample means for a life of respectable retirement, he yet stooped to play the buccaneer; but, at worst, he was a mere milk-and-water amateur, for, in an age when pirates massacred or enslaved their hapless victims, sacked and burnt the towns on which they descended for provisions,Kidd had but one murder and one arson to his discredit. His is no romantic story, but the sordid tale of a weak man who succumbed without a struggle when temptation faced him. Yet, whilst the names of such as Morgan, Avery and Lolonais are scarce remembered, that of Captain Kidd remains a nursery byword. Such are tradition's vagaries!" - from the introduction. Inner hinges tender, soiling to boards and brownign to spine, nicking to spine ends, faint spine creasing, occasional foxing throughout, else good. 45.00

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111 KIDD, William, Capt.) SEITZ, Don C., ed. Tryal of Capt. William Kidd
Rufus Rockwell Wilson, 1936, 
(KIDD, William, Capt.) The Tryal of Capt. William Kidd for Murther & Piracy upon Six Several Indictments: as also the tryals of Nicholas Churchill, James Howe, Robert Lamley, William Jenkins, Gabriel Loff, Hugh Parrot, Abel Owens, Richard Barlicorn & Darby Mullins at the Admiralty Sessions held at the Old Bailey, London, on the 8th & 9th of May, 1701; edited with a biography & bibliography dy Don C. Seitz. NY: Rufus Rockwell Wilson, 1936. Number 381 of a limited edition of 650. Pp 254. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth, gilt to front and spine. Includes an extensive and very lucid introduction to Kidd's career and character by Seitz. Cloth rubbed, rear hinge cracked, else vg. 90.00

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112 KINGSTON, William H.G De LACY, C. J. Salt Water : The Sea Life and Adventures of Neil D'Árcy, the Midshipman. pict. blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine
Griffith Farran Browne, 0, 
KINGSTON, William H. G. Salt Water : The Sea Life and Adventures of Neil D'Arcy, the Midshipman. L.: Griffith Farran Browne & Co., [n. d.]. [1902?].Pp371, including frontis. + [3] pp of plates. 8vo, pictorial blue cloth, wit h gilt lettering to spine and upper board. This is a novel of the adventures of a young man, Midshipman D'Arcy, who commences his naval career on a Royal Navy revenue cutter off the south coast of England. This is a lively action packed story of particular interest to the younger reader. Covers veryworn, bumped, fraying to edges, binding loose, hinges cracked, occasional pages detached but present, previous owner’s inscription [dated 1902], pages browning throughout, vg. 15.00

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113 KNIGHT, Frank JOBSON, Patrick Bluenose Pirate. UK in dj
Macmillan, 1956, 
KNIGHT, Captain Frank. The Bluenose Pirate: A Story for Boys and Girls. Illustrated by Patrick Jobson. L.: Macmillan, 1956. Pp (6),1-[258]. 8vo, blue cloth. "The Bluenose Pirate is a thrilling yarn of ships in the days of sail, when in addition to the many natural hazards of travelling the seven seas there was still the ever-present risk of an encounter with a vessel flying under the Skull and Cross-bones!" - from the dj. Although some parts of the story set in Halifax and Liverpool, Nova Scotia, this story has nothing to do with the schooner Bluenose. Spotting/fading to spine, else vg in nicked dj. 40.00

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114 KNIGHT, Frank. Sea Story : Being a Guide to Nautical Reading from Ancient Times to the Close of the Sailing Ship Era. First Edition in dustjacket.
Macmillan & Co., London, 1958, 
KNIGHT, Frank. The Sea Story : Being a Guide to Nautical Reading from Ancient Times to the Close of the Sailing Ship Era. London : Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1958. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xii,1-240 + frontispiece + 11 plates. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Toy 5576. Chapters : 1. Two Sea Stories: The Voyage of the Argonauts; The Odyssey; 2. The Ancient World: The Mediterranean Scene; 3. The Ancient World: The Ships; 4. The Ancient World: Navies, Battles and Admirals; 5. The Vikings; 6. The Northern Ships; 7. Prelude to the Renaissance; 8. The Century of Progress; 9.- 12. The Discovery of the World; 13. The Seamen's War; 14. The Seamen's Victory and Betrayal; 15. Foundations of Empire; 16. The Making of a Navy; 17. Toward's Nelson's Navy; 18. Buccaneers, Privateers, Pirates, Smugglers; 19. Round the World Again; 20. The Merchant Service; 21. The Swan Song of Sail. Appendices: 1. The Hakluyt Society and Others; 2. : On the Use of Public Libraries. WithIndex to the Text; and Index to the Bibliography. "The Sea Story is a co mpanion and guide to the reading of books about the sea, both fact and fiction. While it is intended primarily for the stay-at-home voyager, it is a most valuable worK of reference for scholars, librarians and all whose interests, whether literary or practical, are in the sea. It comprises an account of the literature of the sea from ancient times to the present day. It embraces history, travel and discovery, technical matters, adventures factualand fictional, and ranges from Greek legend to the twentieth-century novel ist. Parallel with this it gives in outline the story of the sea itself; a summary and an explanation of developments in naval architecture, rigging, seamanship and navigation, the naval and mercantile services, exploration, naval warfare, piracy, commerce, etc. Each chapter contains a comprehensivelist of books for further reading — journals and accounts, text-books, wor ks of reference, and fiction. Nearly six hundred titles are given, all of them books readily available to the average reader in the English language."(from the dj). Very good in nicked, rubbed and browned, price-clipped dust jacket. 30.00

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115 KURSON, Robert. BANNISTER, Joseph). Pirate Hunters : Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary PirateShip. Paperback.
Random House,, New York, 2015, ISBN:9780812973693 
KURSON, Robert. Pirate Hunters : Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship. New York: Random House, (2015). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (14),[xi]-xiv,(4),[1]-275,(5), + 16 p. of colour plates. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers, white and yellow lettering to front, white lettering to spine. "Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men -- John Chatterton and John Mattera -- arewilling to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infa mous pirate Joseph Bannister. At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the seventeenth century, Bannister should have been immortalized in the loreof the sea -- his exploits more notorious than Blackbeard's, more daring t han Kidd's. But his story, and his ship, have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history -- it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology asnd a willingness to lose everything aren't enough to track down Bannister's ship. They must travel the glove in search of accounts of the great pirate's exploits,face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments an d experts. but only when they learn to think and act like pirates -- like Bannister -- that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before. The result is an unputdownable story that goes deep to discover truths and souls long believed lost." - from rear. Very good. 12.00

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116 LANE-POOLE, Stanley Story of the Nations, Subscription Edition, Vol. 22 KELLEY, J. D. J. Barbary Corsairs. Fourth Edition
T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1890, 
LANE-POOLE, Stanley. The Barbary Corsairs. With Additions by Lieut. J. D. J. Kelley, U.S. Navy. Fourth Edition. London : T. Fisher Unwin, (copyright 1890). Subscription Edition. Pp (10),[vii]-xviii,(2),[3]-316. Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt and blue lettering to front board and spine. The Story of the Nations, Subscription Edition, Vol. 22. Contents : Introduction. 1. The Revenge of the Moors; 2. The Land of the Corsairs; Part I. - The Corsair Admirals; 3. Uruj Barbarossa. 1504-1515; 4. The Taking of Algiers. 1516-1518; 5. Kheyr-ed-din Barbarossa 1518-1530; 6. The Ottoman Navy 1470-1522; 7. Doria and Barbarossa 1533; 8. Tunis Taken and Lost. 1534-1535; 9. The Sea-fight off Persia; 10. Barbarossa in France. 1539-1546; 11. Charles at Algiers 1541; 12. Dragut Reis 1543-1560; 13. The Knights of Malta1565; 14. Lepanto 1571. Part II. - The Petty Pirates. 15. The General of t he Galleys, 16th-18th Centuries; 16. Galleys and Galley Slaves, 16th Century; 17. The Triumph of Sails, 17th Century; 18. The Redemption of Captives, 17th and 18th Centuries; 19. The Abasement of Europe, 16th to 18th Centuries; 20. The United States and Tripoli 1803-5; 21. The Battle of Algiers. 1816; 22. The French in Africa, 1830-1881. Ex-library (bookplate, inkstamps, residue from rear pouch), else very good. 20.00

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117 LANGEWIESCHE, William Outlaw Sea : A World of Freedom, Chaos and Crime. in dj.
North Point Press, New York, 2004, ISBN:0865475814 
LANGEWIESCHE, William. The Outlaw Sea : A World of Freedom, Chaos and Crime. New York: North Point Press, (2004). Pp. (12),[1]-239,(5). 8vo, blue clo th spine with blue paper covered boards. A survey of the "wildness" of the oceans, focusing not on severe weather, but on the "forty-three thousand gargantuan ships [that] ply the open ocean, carrying nearly all the raw materials and products on which our lives are built", and the fact that "many are owned or managed by one-ship companies so ghostly that they exist only onpaper", and the security threat posed by these shady operations, in the fo rm of open-ocean piracy and stateless terrorism. Vg in dj. 20.00

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118 LARSSON, Bjorn GEDDES, Tom (trans.) Long John Silver : : The True and Eventful History of My Life of Liberty and Adventure as a Gentleman of Fortune and Enemy to Mankind
Harvill Press, London, 1999, ISBN:186046694x 
LARSSON, Björn. Long John Silver : The True and Eventful History of My Lifeof Liberty and Adventure as a Gentleman of Fortune and Enemy to Mankind. T ranslated from the Swedish by Tom Geddes. London: The Harvill Press, (1999). Pp. [8],(1)-389,[3]. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A fictionalized autobiography of the great Robert Louis Stevenson character. Vg. 20.00

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119 LARSSON, Bjorn GEDDES, Tom, trans. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Long John Silver : The True and Eventful History of My Life of Liberty and Adventure as a Gentleman of Fortune & Enemy to Mankind. Second Paperback Printing
Harvill Press, London, 1999, ISBN:1860465390 
LARSSON, Bjorn. Long John Silver : The True and Eventful History of My Lifeof Liberty and Adventure as a Gentleman of Fortune & Enemy to Mankind. Tra nslated from the Swedish by Tom Geddes. London : The Harvill Press, (1999).Second Printing. Pp (10),3-[390],(2). 8vo, art-illustrated card overs. Bjö rn Larsson (b. 1953, Jönköping, Sweden). A fictionalized autobiography of the great Robert Louis Stevenson character. "Long John Silver, the enigmatic, treacherous and yet strangely attractive pirate whose exploits have been recounted by Robert Louis Stevenson in Treasure Island lived out his twilight years on Madagascar, rich, one-legged, attended by a handful of devoted slaves whose freedom he had purchased in the West Indies after inciting them to rebellion. That he had a price on his head and the Navy out looking tobring him to justice bothered him less than the threat of posthumous obscu rity. So he set down his memoirs. We read of his early years before the mast on board a merchantman, his shipwreck on the Irish coast, his life as a cross-Channel smuggler, and later his passage from West Africa to the Caribbean on a slave ship - John Silver himself a shackled slave in the hold, theprice of insubordination. After escaping he took to piracy, first on his o wn account and eventually as Quartermaster to Captain Flint, a rum-soaked brute who was feared like the Devil himself. And why did a man as determined, brutal and, when the occasion served, devious as Long John Silver choose to go to sea as Quartermaster when he could perfectly well have been Captain? Because what he execrated above all else was established authority - he was always (so he liked to claim) with the crew and against the Captain. Inno other way could he preserve his self-respect. In Long John Silver Bjorn Larsson has produced a witty, shrewd and well meditated account of a pirat e's life that, in this seamless Stevensonian translation by Tom Geddes, will earn its place on the bookshelf of every prospective corsair." (from the back cover). Very good. 14.50

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120 LAVERY, Brian Conquest of the Ocean : The Illustrated History of Seafaring. First Printing in dustjacket
DK Publishing, New York, 2013, ISBN:9781465408419 
LAVERY, Brian. The Conquest of the Ocean : The Illustrated History of Seafaring. (New York) : DK Publishing, (2013). First American Printing. Pp (7),8-400. Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, white cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Brian Lavery MA, (b. July 18, 1945, Scotland) is a British naval historian, author, and Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. "For many years, the oceans that cover most of our planet were considered unimportant - eve as late as the 19th century the naturalist Charles Darwin dismissed them as "a tedious waste, a desert of water". Yet the oceans have had a huge influence on our history, whether offering the possibility of migration or exploration, providing a livelihood and sustenance, enabling trade and transport, hosting some of the strategically important battles ever fought, or sparking the generation of new fields of scienceand technology. The Conquest of the Ocean explores the agonies, achievemen ts, and adventures of sailors and their ships. What impact did the invention of the sea clock have on the life of a sailor? How did a man breaking hisleg in Ohio lead to the birth of oceanography? Which naval leader dismisse d as foolish the idea of a submarine? Drawing on his expertise as one of the world's leading naval historians, Brian Lavery weaves together eyewitnessaccounts and illustrations to bring these stories of the sea vividly to li fe. Using paintings, photographs, maps, and objects alongside anecdotes andfirst-hand reports, he picks out key episodes in the history of seafaring and celebrates the experiences that have defined how our relationship with the sea has evolved.The Conquest of the Ocean draws together the most remarkable stories behind all those courageous, cut-throat, ingenious, or just plain lucky individuals who ever sailed the seas." (from the dj). Contents :[Part I] The First Ocean Sailors to 1450 : Exploring the Pacific; Seafarin g in the Mediterranean; The First Sailing Vessels; Map: The Mediterranean Sea; The Voyages of the Vikings; Map: The North Sea and Baltic; Arab Seafaring; Finding the Way; The Voyages of Zheng He; Pilgrims and Galleys; The Battle of Winchelsea. [Part II] The Age of Exploration 1450–1600 : The New World; Map: The North Atlantic Ocean; Medieval Ships; To India by Sea; Circumnavigating the Earth; The Conquest of Mexico; Exploring Canada; Map: The South Atlantic Ocean; Drake's Plunder. [Part III] The Age of Empire 160 0–1815: Colonies in America; Early Modern Ships; The Wreck of the Batavia; Map: The Indian Ocean; East Indiamen; A Life of Piracy; Slave Ships in the Atlantic; Cook in the Pacific; Finding Latitude; John Paul Jones and American Independence; The Battle of Trafalgar; Map: The Caribbean Sea and the Gulf ofMexico; Finding Longitude; Death in the Arctic. [Part IV] Steam and Emigra tion 1815–1914 : Fire on the Oceans; Early Steamships; Going to America; China, Japan, and the Perry Expedition; Map: The China Seas; The Birth of Oceanography; Saving Lives at Sea; The Alabama and America at Sea; The Great Tea Race; Clipper Ships; John Holland and the First Submarines; Early Submarines; To the Other Side of the World; The Birth of the Luxury Liner; The Great Arms Race; Dreadnoughts. [Part V] The Wars on the Oceans 1914–1945 : The Battle of Jutland.; Modern Warships; High Society at Sea; The Battle of the Atlantic; The Battle of Midway; Map: The Pacific Ocean; The D-Day Landings; Landing Craft. [Part VI] The Global Ocean 1945–Present : The Container Revolution; The Cuban Missile Crisis; Exploring the Deep; Undersea Exploration; The Falklands War; Winning the America's Cup; Ocean Racing; The Exxon Valdez Disaster; The Lawless Oceans. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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