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101 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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102 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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103 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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104 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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105 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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106 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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107 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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108 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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109 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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110 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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111 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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112 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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113 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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114 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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115 LAWRENCE, Iain Buccaneers.
Delacorte Press, New York, 2001, ISBN:0385327366 
LAWRENCE, Iain. The Buccaneers. (New York) : Delacorte Press, (2001). FirstPrinting. Pp (10),1-244,(2). Map. 8vo, blue paper covered spine, tan paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. The third volume of Iain Lawrence 's High Seas Trilogy. “Brimming with furious high-seas adventure, this companion to the much-lauded The Wreckers and The Smugglers concludes with a bloodcurdling tale of pirates – and a surprise ending.” - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 12.50

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116 LAWRENCE, Iain Buccaneers. ill. card covers. Proof
Delacorte Press, 2000, 
LAWRENCE, Iain. The Buccaneers. (NY): Delacorte Press, (2000). Advance Reading Copy. Pp 227. 8vo, illustrated card covers. This is the third book in Iain Lawrence's High Seas Trilogy for the young adult reader. The other books were The Wreckers and The Smugglers. Award winning author Iain Lawrence takes pen in hand and creates a novel of high-seas adventure with Buccaneersin the Caribbean. This is an uncorrected galley proof. Very good. 10.00

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117 LAWRENCE, Iain Wreckers. ill. card covers.
Random House, 1998, ISBN:0440415454 
LAWRENCE, Iain. The Wreckers. (NY: Random House, 1998). Pp 196. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "[...] upon that pirates' shore crashed the ship the Isle of Skye. The youngest of its crew, fourteen-year-old John Spencer, survived the wreck. But would he escape the wreckers? -from the text. This remarkable book won an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; An Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Children's Mystery; a Booklist Editors' Choice; and A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Award, among others. Inkstamp to title page, ow vg. 4.50

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Visitation and Search; or, An Historical Sketch of the British Claim to Exercise a Maritime Police Over the Vessels of All Nations, in Peace as well as War, with an Inquiry into the Expediency of Terminating the Eight Article...  First Edition, Signed, LAWRENCE, William Beach
118 LAWRENCE, William Beach Visitation and Search; or, An Historical Sketch of the British Claim to Exercise a Maritime Police Over the Vessels of All Nations, in Peace as well as War, with an Inquiry into the Expediency of Terminating the Eight Article... First Edition, Signed
Little, Brown, Boston, 1858, 1858 
LAWRENCE, William Beach. Visitation and Search; or, An Historical Sketch of the British Claim to Exercise a Maritime Police Over the Vessels of All Nations, in Peace as well as War, with an Inquiry into the Expediency of Terminating the Eight Article of the Ashburton Treaty. Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1858. Pp 218. 8vo, brown pressed cloth.

Importance attached by the United States to their maritime rights;

The vessels of a nation, on the high seas, a portion of its territory;

The belligerent right of visitation and search;

"Declaration" of the Congress of Paris, 1856;

Objections of the United States to the abolition of privateering;

Debate in the House of Lords on the " Declaration of Paris";

Proposed abolition of contraband of war;

Impressment of seamen effected through belligerent right of search;

Hautefeuille's restriction on the belligerent right of search;

Object of Great Britain in attempting the right of search in peace;

American ships, seized under the belligerent claim of visitation and search;

Condemned for being engaged in the slave-trade;

Refusal of France and Portugal to grant England a reciprocal right of search;

Declaration of the Congress of Vienna, respecting the slave-trade;

Treaties with Spain and Portugal, for a limited right of reciprocal search;

Decision of Lord Stowell, repudiating all right of search, in peace;

Treaty between England and the Netherlands;

Refusal of the Congresses at Aix la Chapelle and Verona to grant right of search, or to make slave-trade piracy;

British negotiations with the United States as to the slave-trade;

Proceedings of Congress, declaring slave-trade piracy, and inviting foreign cooperation;

Convention made with England for reciprocal search, but not ratified;

Decisions of the Supreme Court on the slave-trade and right of search;

French decisions;

Treaties of England with Sweden and Brazil, and of 1831 and 1833 with Prance, and the adhesion to the latter of Denmark, Sardinia, the Hansetowns, Tuscany, Naples, and Hayti;

Debates on the British Act of 1839, indemnifying officers for the capture of the vessels of all nations suspected to be engaged in the slave-trade;

Mixed tribunals established by treaties between Great Britain and other powers;

Disposition of captured slaves; American reclamations for detention of vessels, including correspondence of - Mr. Stevenson with Lords Palmerston and Aberdeen, President Tyler's message, Dec. 7, 1841;

Quintuple Treaty signed ;

General Cass intervenes to prevent its ratification by France;

Substitution of the Treaty of 1845 between France and England, for those of 1831 and 1833. Debates in Parliament and in the French Chambers;

Ashburton Treaty, stipulating for separate African squadron, as a waiver of the right of search;

Lord Ashburton's declaration in Parliament respecting visitation and search;

President's message and debates on the treaty in executive Session;

Sir Robert Peel's disclaimer of having abandoned the right of visitation;

Debate in the Senate on Sir Robert Peel's speech;

Lord Aberdeen's despatch, reaffirming the British doctrines, transmitted to the House of Representatives, with a message from the President;

Debate in the House of Representatives on the bill for carrying the treaty into effect;

Debate in the Senate on the same subject (Appendix);

Mr. "Webster's instructions to Mr. Everett, in reply to Lord Aberdeen's despatch;

Discussion in Parliament on Mr. Webster's instructions;

British instructions to their cruisers under the Treaty of 1842;

Reclamations for seizure of slaves on board of vessels driven into the British West Indies;

Reclamations for seizure of vessels engaged in the American fisheries;

Statute of 1845 for capturing Brazilian vessels suspected to be engaged in the slave-trade;

Right to arrest pirates under the law of nations, unconnected with claim of visitation on account of the slave-trade;

No right of visitation on the high seas for fiscal or defensive purposes;

Opinion of Dr. Twiss;

Opinions of institutional writers on the right of visitation and search - Wheaton;

Hautefeuille, Masse", and Ortolan;

De Cussy;

Phillimore's attempt to reconcile right of visitation with international law;

His opinion in the Cagliari case;

Treaties in 1849 between Great Britain and other nations for the suppression of the slave-trade;

Decisions under the mixed commissions and in the Vice-Admiralty Courts;

Interference of British cruisers with the American squadron in seizing vessels under the United States flag;

French convention of 1845 with England no longer operative;

Lord Napier's reaffirmance of the claim of visiting American vessels;

General Cass's reply;

The boarding and searching of American vessels by British cruisers in the Gulf of Mexico;

Instructions to Mr. Dallas as to searches on the high seas and in the harbor of Sagua la Grande;

Report of the Committee of Foreign Relations on the stopping and examining of American vessels;

Debate on the committee's resolution, in the Senate;

Note on the right of visitation, at variance with the text, interpolated into the late editions of Kent's Commentaries;

Antecedents of Lord Derby as regards the United States;

Opinion of the Attorney-General in the Cagliari case;

First announcement in Parliament of the aggressions in the Gulf of Mexico;

Lord Malmesbury's declaration that he admitted the international law as laid down by the American Minister of Foreign Affairs;

Further debates in Parliament;

Opinions of the law-officers of the crown on the right of search;

Announcement in the United States of the British recognition of Gen. Cass's doctrines;

Mr. Dallas's speech on the fourth of July;

No further sanction required for the British renunciation British suggestion of a conventional right of visitation;

Difficulty of making any treaty with England;

Involuntary trespass the only matter open for consideration;

French proposition;

Abandonment of impressment no equivalent for visitation;

Original objections of Mr. Buchanan and General Cass to the Ashburton Treaty;

Practical effect of the treaty as regards the operations of American cruisers in arresting our own citizens suspected of being engaged in the slave trade;

Petition from Rhode Island for the withdrawal of the African squadron;

Desirableness of colonization for free negroes;

Mr. Slidell's resolution to abrogate the eighth article of the Ashburton Treaty, and the report thereon;

Mr. Dallas's despatch to the same effect;

French squadron maintained only to protect French commerce against English cruisers;

Closing slave-markets the only mode of suppressing the trade;

The trade with Brazils no longer exists;

Great Britain might prevent the slave-trade to Cuba;

Lord Palmerston refused to acquiesce in the acquisition of Cuba by the United States, or to adopt the same rule with Spain as with Brazils;

Possible change of policy, under the present ministry, as to the acquisition of Cuba by the United States;

Its annexation an effectual means to suppress the trade;

The United States have alone effectually suppressed the slave-trade without evasion;

American legislation on the slave-trade;

Judge Campbell's charge on the slave-trade acts;

Secretary Cobb's instructions respecting African emigrants;

As to the coolie trade (Appendix);

Resolution of the House of Representatives respecting the laws prohibiting the slave-trade United States, for considerations of humanity alone, and to their pecuniary prejudice, prohibit the trade;

The slave-trade resisted at the South;

Increase of slave population in the United States;

Their condition favorably contrasted with that of slaves elsewhere;

The United States not responsible for the employment, by foreigners, of ships built in the United States;

The cause of the emancipation in the British colonies;

Design of Great Britain to extend emancipation over all America;

British apprentice system and decline of labor in the "West Indies;

Introduction of Africans and coolies;

Retrogression both of the Creole and negro population;

Free negroes virtually reduced to slavery, and efforts for the introduction of African, Chinese, and coolie laborers into Jamaica;

Sufferings attendant upon the transportation of coolies and Chinese;
Supply only kept up by continued importations;

Loss to the West Indies by emancipation;

Lord Brougham and the Bishop of Oxford sustain the coolie trade to the British possessions;

French emancipation the result of the revolution of 1848;

Disastrous effects on the colonies;

Introduction of coolies and Africans;

Debates in the House of Lords on the French emigrant system;

Count Walewski's statement as to the English assent to the French scheme;

Practical effects on Africa of the French proceedings;

Case of the Regina Coeli [French emigrant ship October 1857];;

Retorts of the French press on the British opposition to their emigration scheme;

Profits derived by England in slavers and otherwise from the suppression of the slave-trade;

Slave-trade not confined to Africa, but extends to the Christians of Circassia and Georgia;

The demand induced by emancipation, of the English and French colonies, effectually prevents the suppression of the slave-trade;

If free labor was required, the British European possession could abundantly supply it;

Condition of American slaves compared with coolies and African immigrants;

Effect of the abolition of slavery in the United States on the production of cotton and the cotton manufacture;

Discussions in the English Parliament on the abandonment of the attempt to suppress the slave-trade by armed cruisers;

Position of the United States as to the slave-trade not analogous to that of England or France;

Is the continuance of the Ashburton Treaty justified by any obligation of the Federal Government?;

Debates of 23d of July, in the House of Commons;

The exposition of the Union and National Intelligencer on the Parliamentary proceedings;

Debate of the 26th of July , in the House of Lords, and Lord Lyndhurst's repudiation of the right of search;

Lord Aberdeen's statement respecting the negotiations of 1842;

Lord Malmesbury's proposed arrangement;

Comments of the London Times and Post on the abandonment of the British claim;

The Revue des deux Mondes on the British concessions;

A. Abolition of Privateering;
B. Mr. Porsyth's instructions to Mr. Stevenson, on the detaining and visiting American vessels;
C. Mr. Everett's despatch to Mr. Webster, on the appointment of Lord Ashburton;
D. Speech of the King of the French, December, 1841;
E. Debate in the Senate on the bill to carry into effect the Ashburton Treaty, March 2, 1843;
F. President Buchanan's message as regards the El Dorado;
G. Rhode Island Memorial for the withdrawal of the African squadron;
H. American policy with regard to Cuba;
I.- Mr. Reed, minister to China—instructions to consuls respecting the coolie trade;
J. Lord Aberdeen's instructions to Mr. Packenham as to the abolition of slavery in the United States, and Mr. Calhoun's answer;
K. Effect of Emancipation on the trade of the British West Indies with the United States;
L. The consumption of cotton in the different countries of Europe and in the United States.

Ex-library (2 book plates, blindstamp, numbers to lower spine), worn along edges, corners, and spine ends (one inch piece missing from top spine), else very good. Inscribed by the author. 250.00

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119 Le GALLIENNE, Richard Pieces of Eight. in dj.
Children's Press, 1959, 
Le GALLIENNE, Richard. Pieces of Eight : Being the Authentic Narrative of aTreasure Discovered in the Bahama Islands. L: The Children's Press, [ca. 1 959]. Pp 256. 8vo, blue cloth. A novel for younger readers following a quest for buried treasure, "fraught with treachery, danger, and the ghosts of dead pirates." Name, else vg in edgeworn, price-clipped dj. 20.00

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120 LE GOLIF, Louis. BORGNEFESSE). ALAUX, G., ed. T'SERSTEVENS, A., ed. Memoirs of a Buccaneer : Being a Wondrous and Unrepentant Account of the Prodigious Adventures and Amours of King Louis XIV's Loyal Servant Louis Adhemar Timothee LeGolif. First Edition in dustjacket.
George Allen & Unwin, London, 1954, 
LE GOLIF, Louis. The Memoirs of a Buccaneer: Being a Wondrous and Unrepentant Account of the Prodigious Adventures and Amours of King Louis XIV's Loyal Servant Louis Adhemar Timothee LeGolif known for his singular wound as Borgnefesse Captain of the Buccaneers Told By Himself. Edited by G. Alaux andA. T'Serstevens, Translated by Malcolm Barnes. London: George Allen & Unwi n, (1954). First Printing. Pp. [1]-235,(5). Illustrated with black and white frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. "According to the editors, three bulky handwritten volumes, partly damaged by fire andexposure, were found with other papers in a half-burnt chest. It took the finders much trouble to piece the work together, but when the ornate writing and strange orthography had been deciphered, it proved to be no less thanthe memoirs of a 17th century French buccaneer, who sailed for "the Americ an islands" as a young man and returned to St. Malo many years later, enriched by the booty he had taken from the Spaniards. His name was Louis-Adhemar-Timothee le Golif, and he was known as 'Borgnefesse' because he had lost the flesh of one buttock in a fight. His narrative was encumbered by a great deal of matter of little interest to modern readers. Thus the editors excised and what remains is a fascinating, exciting and often hilarious tale of private life - of voyaging among the tropical islads, of fights at sea and raids upon the towns of New Spain, of plundering, seduction, duelling, rapine, feasting, and drinking - a tale that will hold the reader enthralled from the first word to the last. Nothing like this picturesque document hasever before come to light. Borgnefesse, its author, with all his boasting and bluster, and his amorous dealings with the Spanish ladies, is a magnificent and lovable character, whom no reader will ever forget." -from the dj.Very good in lightly rubbed, nicked, unclipped dustjacket. A nice, bright, tidy copy. 25.00

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