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121 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
122 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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123 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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124 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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125 LEE, Robert E. Blackbeard the Pirate : A Reappraisal of His Life and Times
John F. Blair, Publisher, Winston-Salem, NC , 2002, ISBN:0895870320 
LEE, Robert E. Blackbeard the Pirate : A Reappraisal of His Life and Times.Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, Publisher, (2002). Twelfth Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-viii,(2),[3]-264. 8vo, illustrated red card covers with black lett ering to front and spine. "Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, was one of the most notorious pirates ever to plague the Atlantic coast. He was also one of the most colorful pirates of all time, becoming the model for countless blood-and-thunder tales of sea rovers. His daring exploits, personal courage, terrifying appearance, and fourteen wives made him a legend in his own lifetime. The legends and myths about Blackbeard have become wilder rather than tamer in the 250 years since his gory but valiant death at Ocracoke Inlet. [...] Lee goes beyond the myths and the image Teach so carefully cultivated to reveal a new Blackbeard -- infinitely more interesting as aman than as a legend." - from the rear cover. Clip to flyleaf, else very g ood. 10.00

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126 LEINER, Frederick C. End of Barbary Terror : America's 1815 War Against the Pirates of North Africa. Book Club Edition.
Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2006, 2006 0195189949 / 9780195189940 
LEINER, Frederick C. The End of Barbary Terror : America's 1815 War Against the Pirates of North Africa. (Oxford and New York): Oxford University Press, (2006). Book Club Edition. Pp. (6),vii-viii,(4),1-239,(3). With several b&w illustrations and maps. 8vo, black paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine.

"When Barbary pirates captured an obscure Yankee sailing brig off the coast of North Africa in 1812, enslaving eleven American sailors, President James Madison first tried to settle the issue through diplomacy. But when these efforts failed, he sent the largest American naval force ever gathered to that time, led by the heroic Commodore Stephen Decatur, to end Barbary terror once and for all.

Drawing upon numerous ship logs, journals, love letters, and government documents, Frederick C. Leiner paints a vivid picture of the world of naval officers and diplomats in the early nineteenth century, as he recreates a remarkable and little known episode from the early American republic. Leiner first describes Madison's initial efforts at diplomacy, sending Mordecai Noah to negotiate, reasoning that the Jewish Noah would fare better with the Islamic leader. But when the ruler refused to ransom the Americans--"not for two millions of dollars"--Madison declared war and sent a fleet to North Africa. Decatur's squadron dealt quick blows to the Barbary navy, dramatically fighting and capturing two ships. Decatur then sailed to Algiers. He refused to go ashore to negotiate--indeed, he refused to negotiate on any essential point. The ruler of Algiers signed the treaty--in Decatur's words, "dictated at the mouths of our cannon"--in twenty-four hours. The United States would never pay tribute to the Barbary world again, and the captive Americans were set free--although in a sad, ironic twist, they never arrived home, their ship being lost at sea in heavy weather.

Here then is a real-life naval adventure that will thrill fans of Patrick O'Brian, a story of Islamic terrorism, white slavery, poison gas, diplomatic intrigue, and battles with pirates on the high seas." - from the dustjacket.

Contents :
1. The Odyssey of the Edwin.
2. At War with Algiers.
3. Fitting Out the Squadrons.
4. Mediterranean Triumph.
5. Unfinished Business.
6. The Return.
7. The British Bombardment and an "Occular Demonstration."

Appendices :
I. The Navy's April 15, 1815, Orders to Commodore Stephen Decatur.
II. W. D. Robinson's May 9, l8l5, Memorandum to William Shaler.
III. Treaty Between the Uninited States and the Dey of Algiers, June 30, 1815.

Source Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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127 LINKLATER, Eric. REEVES, William Pirates in the Deep Green Sea : A Story for Children.
Macmillan & Co, London, 1959, 
LINKLATER, Eric. The Pirates in the Deep Green Sea : A Story for Children. Illustrated by William Reeves. London : Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1959. Third Printing. Pp (6),1-[398]. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Eric Robert Russell Linklater (1899-1974) was a British writer, known for more than 20 novels, as well as short stories, travel writing and autobiography, and military history. In this story, set on the island of Popinsay off the north coast of Scotland, Timothy and Hew fight to foil the pirates'wicked plot to seize control of the ocean depths. The final battle takes t hem to Davy Jones' Locker at the bottom of the sea. Slightly cocked, remnant of sticker to front board, a few small brown stains to bottom edge, else good to very good. 40.00

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128 LLOYD, Michael, Captain In Command : 200 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Was Captain
Witherbys Publishing, London , 2007, ISBN:9781856093538 
LLOYD, Michael, Captain. In Command : 200 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Was Captain. (London) : Witherbys Publishing, 2007. Pp [i]-xviii,1-227,(3).Illustrations throughout. 8vo, whie cardcovers. "Entertainingly written by Captain Michael Lloyd, and drawing on his own extensive experiences from 5 0 years at sea (retiring in 2007), this book will amuse, provoke and informon the subject of commanding a ship. " Foreword by Captain Edward Martin S cott. Chapters : 1. Shipping Companies : 1.1 The Company and Your Relationship; 1.2 Your Contract; 1.3 The Department; 1.4 Charterers and Charter-Party; 2. Joining the Ship: 2.1 Questions for the Leaving Master; 2.2 On Your Own; 3. Relationships : 3.1 The Chief Engineer; 3.2 The Chief Officer; 3.3 The Catering Department; 3.4 The Crew 4. Sailing : 4.1 Gangway Notice Board with ETD; 4.2 Crew Lists Ready; 4.3 Other Forms; 4.4 Stowaway Search; 4.5 Draught Read; 4.6 Pilot Boarding; 4.7 Weather Reports; 4.8 Tide States; 4.9 Testing Navigation Equipment, Steering and Engines; 4.10 All Crew Onboard; 4.11 One Hour Before Sailing; 4.12 Draught and Stability Information; 4.13 Squat; 4.14 From the Agent; 4.15 Sailing; 4.16 The Pilot; 4.17 Tugs; 4.18 Berth Clearance; 4.19 Anchor; 4.20 Bridge Orders; 4.21 Lights; 4.22 Leaving the Harbour; 4.23 Disembarking the Pilot; 4.24 Speed; 5. At Sea : 5.1 The Fairway; 5.2 Securing the Anchors; 5.3 Securing Ship; 5.4 Full Away; 5.5 Standing Orders; 5.6 The Night Order Book; 5.7 The Watches; 5.8 The Lookouts 6. Your Ship : 6.1 Items for Attention; 6.2 Engine Room; 6.3 Weekly Inspection 7. Ship Management : 7.1 Defects - Deck Safety; 7.2 Safety Training; 7.3Bunkering; 7.4 ISM 8. Discipline : 8.1 Assault; 8.2 Theft; 8.3 Drugs; 8.4 Disobedience to a Direct Command; 8.5 Insolence and Verbal Abuse 9. Safety : 9.1 The Paperwork; 9.2 The Safety Committee; 9.3 Your Equipment; 9.4 The Fire Detection System; 9.5 Emergencies; 9.6 The Stations Bill / Muster List; 9.7 Exercises; 9.8 Fire; 9.9 The Emergency Party; 9.10 Radio Medical Assistance 10. Difficult Circumstances : 10.1 Port of Refuge; 10.2 Abandon Ship; 10.3 Grounding; 10.4 Piracy; 10.5 Medical Emergencies 11. Collisions : 11.1 Why Collisions Really Happen; 11.2 The Ideal Situation; 11.3 The Prevailing Situation; 11.4 STCW (Politics); 11.5 The Financial Dimension; 11.6 TheHuman Element; 12. Man Overboard : 12.1 The Present Predicament; 12.2 Prep aration; 12.3 Mob - The Plan; 12.4 The Execution; 13. Welfare : 13.1 You and the Ship's Company; 13.2 Social Relationship; 13.3 Newly Joined Personnel; 13.4 Dependants; 13.5 Provisions; 13.6 Bedding; 13.7 Work Clothing; 13.8 Alcohol; 13.9 Bond; 13.10 Wages; 13.11 Medical; 13.12 Shore Leave; 13.13 Crew Mail; 13.14 Cash Advances; 13.15 Visitors; 13.16 Uniform; 13.17 Unions; 13.18 Animals; 13.19 Bullying; 13.20 The Chaplain; 14. Communications, Letters and Reports 14.1 Communication; 14.2 Letters; 14.3 Reports; 14.4 Meetings; 15. Surveys and Inspections : 15.1 Port State Control; 15.2 ISM Audits;15.3 Security Audit; 15.4 Charterer's Inspections; 15.5 Flag State Inspect ions; 15.6 P&I Inspections; 15.7 Class Inspections 16. Breakdowns; 17. Helicopter Operations; 18. Stowaways; 19. Passengers; 20. Ethics; 21. Portage Accounts, Budgets and Stores 22. Ocean Routeing 23. Weather Conditions and Ship Handling : 23.1 Poor Visibility; 23.2 Weather; 23.3 Seas; 23.4 Taking Water; 23.5 Heading Into the Sea; 23.6 Running Before the Sea; 23.7 Turning the Ship; 23.8 Heaving To; 23.9 Severe Weather in Port; 23.10 Precautions; 23.11 Cold Weather Conditions; 23.12 Extreme Weather; 23.13 Extreme Weatherat Sea; 23.14 The Rogue Wave 24. Drydock: 24.1 Responsibilities; 24.2 Safe ty; 24.3 Security; 24.4 Pollution; 24.5 Fire Control; 24.6 Shipboard Management; 24.7 Catering; 24.8 Crew Welfare; 24.9 Completion; 25. Port Entry: 25.1 Port Planning; 25.2 Forward Preparation; 25.3 The Agents; 25.4 Note of Protest; 25.5 Ship Regulations 26. Anchoring: 26.1 Regulations; 26.2 Manoeuvrability; 26.3 Anchorages; 26.4 Positioning; 26.5 Responsibilities; 26.6 Anchorage Design; 26.7 Anchoring Your Vessel; 26.8 The Anchor Watch; 27. Arrival at the Port: 27.1 The Port Approach; 27.2 Pilotage; 27.3 Port Navigation; 28. In the Port: 28.2 Official Visitors; 28.3 The Port; 28.4 Cargo Management; 28.5 Ship Management; 28.6 Personnel; 28.7 Port Services; 28.8 Pollution Control; 28.9 The Berth; 28.10 Berth Preparation; 28.11 The Gangway; 28.12 The Watch in Port 29. You and the Law; 30. The Final Word. Very good. 40.00

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Bully Hayes : South Sea Pirate. First Edition in dustjacket, LUBBOCK, Basil HAYES, Bully.
129 LUBBOCK, Basil HAYES, Bully. Bully Hayes : South Sea Pirate. First Edition in dustjacket
Martin Hopkinson, London, 1931, 
LUBBOCK, Basil. Bully Hayes : South Sea Pirate. London : Martin Hopkinson, 1931. First Edition. Pp 322, frontispiece + [16] leaves plates. Large 8vo, black cloth. Alfred Basil Lubbock, MC (b. 9 September 9, 1876, London - d. September 3 or 4, 1944 at Monks Orchard, Seaford, East Sussex). A lively, illustrated account of the career of the American-born pirate William Henry Hayes, best known as the model for the eponymous character of Rolf Boldrewood's novel The Modern Buccaneer. Lubbock describes his own book as follows:"I fear that many readers may feel inclined to call this book nothing more or less than a rogue's gallery of the South Seas. Certainly Bully Hayes do es head a motley gang of ex-convicts, head-hunters, beachcombers, blackbirders, and renegade harpooners; but mention is also made of the undaunted missionaries, the high-spirited men-of-war's men and the enterprising skippersof the South Sea whalers. One cannot make a good sea-pie without all the i ngredients." Very slightly rubbed, faint stain to inner edge of pp 150-151,very occasional spots of light foxing, else very good in heavily rubbed, s lightly chipped dustjacket. 340.00

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130 MACINNES, Allan I. RIIS, Thomas PEDERSEN, Frederik Ships, Guns and Bibles in the North Sea and Baltic States, c. 1350 - c. 1700. First Edition, paperback
Tuckwell Press, East Lothian, Scotland, 2000, ISBN:1862321671 
MACINNES, Allan I., Thomas RIIS & Frederik PEDERSEN, (eds.). Ships, Guns and Bibles in the North Sea and Baltic States,. (East Lothian, Scotland) : Tuckwell Press, (2000). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xvii,(1),[1]-270. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers, lettered in blue and white. No. 1 in the Mackie Symposia: Internationalizing Scottish History series. Proceedings of the Northern European Historical Research Network, No. 1. Contents : Trade & Shipping : 1. Bremen piracy and Scottish periphery: The North Sea world in the 1440s (by David Ditchburn). 2. Maritime law and piracy: Advantages and inconveniences of shipping in the Baltic (by Klaus Friedland). 3. Scots in Gdansk (Danzig) in the seventeenth century (by Maria Bogucka). War, Diplomacy & Political Identities : 4. Approaches to conflict in the Anglo-Scottish borders in the late fourteenth century (by Alastair J. MacDonald). 5. The wood and the trees: the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Baltic identity, c. 1500-1600 (by Steven C. Rowley). 6. Diplomacy in Transition: Stuart-British Diplomacy in Northern Europe, 1603-1618 (by Steve Murdoch). Political Estates & Overseas Connections : 7. General Alexander Leslie, the Scottish Covenantersand the Riksrad Debates, 1638-1649 (by Alexia Grosjean). 8. The Scottish P arliament in the Seventeenth Century : European Perspectives (by John R. Young). 9. The lost colony of Scots: unravelling overseas connections in a Lithuanian town (by Linas Eriksonas). Devotion & Intellect : 10. Denmark and the crusading movement: the integration of the Baltic region into medieval Europe (by Kurt Villads Jensen). 11. Paving the road to salvation: Scottishimaging of the afterlife, 1450-1560 (by Audrey-Beth Fitch). 12. A dark gol den age: The Thirty Years War and the universities of Northern Europe (by Howard Hotson). Very good. 75.00

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Sketch Book. cloth , MacKINNON, John
131 MacKINNON, John Sketch Book. cloth
MacKINNON, John. A Sketch Book Comprising Historical Incidents, TraditionalTales and Translations. St.John, N.B. : Barnes & Co., Ltd., Printers, 84 P rince Wm. Street, 1915. Pp (8),[1]-213,(3). 8vo, brown card covers. Prince Edward Island chapters : The Yankee Gale of 1851; The Eventful Life of Isabel Robins; Winter Mail Service; Cruise of the Fanny [Islanders on the way to the California Gold Rush]; Digging for Gold [Heeney & Husket in P.E.I.]; Incidents in the Life of David Power; Piracy [1835/6]; Babes in the Wood; ARomantic Recluse; Hector Campbell and His Dog; Mr Patterson's Jubilee; Cou rtship and Marriage Long Ago; Early Life in the Forest; Hunter's Grave: A Reminiscence of 1812. Others of Maritime interest : David Smith and His Boys[Port Hood, C.B.]; The Miramichi Fire; Thrilling Incident [the transport s hip Archduke Charles in 1816]; Mary of the Glen, from the Gaelic of Dr. Norman MacLeod. Tear to ffep, else vg. 130.00

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132 MacMECHAN, Archibald. PEIRCE, Elizabeth. (ed.) In the Great Days of Sail : 14 Sea Stories. First Edition
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, N.S., 2011, ISBN:9781551098210 
MacMECHAN, Archibald. In the Great Days of Sail : 14 Sea Stories. Edited byElizabeth Peirce. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2011). First Edition . Pp (8),[ix]-xiii,(1),[1]-201,(1). With a few illustrations in the text. 8vo (138 x 209 mm), art-illustrated olive card covers, with white & green lettering to spine. “First published in the 1920s, at the close of the age ofsail, Archibald MacMechan's sea stories both chronicled and celebrated a w ay of life that was soon to come to an end in Nova Scotia. A well-known Halifax professor, writer, and historian of the early twentieth century, MacMechan brought these true narratives of adventure, piracy, mutiny, storms, and daring rescues to a broad popular audience. MacMechan's stories reflect the pride Nova Scotians took in locally built ships and the legendary tenacity of those who sailed them. Among others, we encounter George Churchill who had to rebuild his rudder eight times during a transatlantic voyage, Captain Samuel Bancroft Davis who dreamed the precise coordinates of a distressed ship before steering miles off his course to rescue it, and a routine trip from LaHave to Halifax that made an unplanned detour all the way to London, England. MacMechan's collections, all popular successes in their day, have been out of print for several years. Now In the Great Days of Sail brings fourteen stories together for a new generation of readers. Edited and with an introduction by Halifax author Elizabeth Peirce, the book displays the very best of this master chronicler's work.” - from the back cover. Introduction : A Faithful Chronicler: The Life and Work of Archibald MacMechan. The Captain's Boat At The Harbour Mouth The First Mate A Vision of the Night Jordan the Pirate The Wave Via London The Saladin Pirates The Saga of "Rudder" Churchill The Glory of the Shannon The Sarah Stands By The Captain's Wife The Lunenburg Way The Shell. The Ballad of the Rover [a 32-line poem].Very good. 12.00

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133 MAILLET, Antonine . International Fiction List No. 32. STRATFORD, Philip, translator Devil is Loose. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket,
Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1986, ISBN:0886190975 
MAILLET, Antonine. The Devil is Loose! Translated by Philip Stratford. (Tor.onto) : Lester & Orpen Dennys, (1986). First Canadian Edition. Pp. (10),1-310. 8vo, tan cloth with gilt lettering to spine. International Fiction List No. 32. "Antonine Maillet's acclaimed new novel brings us a rollicking tale of smuggling and romance, adventures, defeats and triumphs: the unforgettable story of Crache-a-Pic -- 'that long-legged girl with a turned-up nose, a mane of windswept blonde hair and a pair of blue eyes that would take your heart away' -- the last of the great rum-runners of Acadia. A breathtaking, altogether entertaining saga of the Dirty Thirties." - from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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134 Maritime Advocate and Busy East) VESEY, Maxwell WEBSTER, John Clarence McKEAN, G.R. Maritime Advocate and Busy East. Vol. 36, No. 8, March 1946
Busy East Press, Limited, Sackville, New Brunswick, 1946, 
(Maritime Advocate and Busy East). Maritime Advocate and Busy East. Vol. 36, No. 8, March 1946. Sackville, New Brunswick, The Busy East Press, Limited, 1946. Pp [1]-32. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated white stapled card covers. Contents : Many Paragraphs About Many Matters (pp 3-4, 24-28); Captain Kidd Was Not a Pirate (by Maxwell Vesey, pp 5-7, 29); Fashion'sDecree Is Milk (by O.C. Hicks, pp 8-9, 30); St. Andrew's Church, Wolfville , Nova Scotia: Its Origin and Development (by Rev. G.R. McKean, pp 10-14, to be continued); New Brunswick's Fishing Industry : Recent Developments andFuture Plans (pp 15-18, 30); The Life of Thomas Pichon "The Spy of Beausej our" (Instalment 22) (by John Clarence Webster, pp 19-23). Front cover : photo of Mr. J. Leaman Dixon, President and General Manager of Atlantic Wholesalers. Back cover : advertisement for Enterprise Oil Range. Rubbed and minor stains to spine area, small mailing label, staples rusted, else very good. The issue for 50.00

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135 MARX, Robert F Pirate Port : The Story of the Sunken City of Port Royal. First British Edition in dustjacket
Pelham Books Ltd, London, 1968, 
MARX, Robert F. Pirate Port : The Story of the Sunken City of Port Royal. (London) : Pelham Books Ltd, (1968). First British Edition. Pp (8),9-190,(2). Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "When Morgan the pirate made it his headquarters, Port Royal was known as the most wicked city in the world. Then one sunny day at noon the sky reddened, the earth shook, and the town and two thousand of its inhabitants were swallowed up. Since that fateful day in 1692, four-fifths of Port Royal has lain beneath. the water at the bottom of Kingston Harbour. Now Robert Marx, Underwater Archaeologist for the Government of Jamaica, is wresting Port Royal's secret's from the sea. He tells how he and his divers explore the sunken city in scuba gear, bringing up clay pipes, ancient bottles, pewter tankards, pieces of eight, and other treasures that have been hidden beneath the ocean for nearly three hundred years. History becomes a living adventure as Mr Marx and his team reconstruct the colounul past of the doomed city. OnlyRobert Marx, the man on the site, could tell the full true story of Port R oyal, and he does so with the zest and careful scholarship that have made all of his previous books such lively and informative reading." (from the djj). Very good in spine-browned, unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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136 MASON, John, Capt. TUTTLE, Charles Wesley DEAN, John Ward Capt. John Mason, The Founder of New Hampshire, including his Tract on Newfoundland, 1620; the American Charters in which he was a Grantee; with Letters and other Historical Documents. Together with a Memoir by Charles WesleyTuttle.
Burt Franklin, New York , 1967, 
(MASON, John, Capt.). Capt. John Mason, The Founder of New Hampshire, including his Tract on Newfoundland, 1620; the American Charters in which he wasa Grantee; with Letters and other Historical Documents. Together with a Me moir by Charles Wesley Tuttle. Edited with Historical Illustrations by JohnWard Dean. New York : Burt Franklin, (1967). Pp (8),[v]-xii,(2),[1]-492,(1 2),+ 3 plates/maps. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Burt Franklin Research and Source Works Series No. 131 (American Classics in History and Social Science No.2). O'Dea 47. First published by The Prince Society, Boston, 1887, Vol. XVII. Limited to 250 copies. “Captain John Mason (1586–1635) was born at King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, and educated at Peterhouse College, Cambridge.He was a sailor and colonizer. Mason was appointed the second Proprietary Governor of Newfoundland's Cuper's Cove colony in 1615, succeeding John Guy. Mason arrived on the island in 1616 and explored much of the territory. He compiled a map of the island and wrote and published a short tract (or "Discourse") of his findings. Mason drew up the first known English map of the island of Newfoundland. Published in William Vaughan's Cambrensium Caroleia in 1625, the map included previously established placenames as well as new ones such as Bristol's Hope and Butter Pots, nearRenews. His tract entitled A Briefe Discourse of the New-Found-Land with t he situation, temperature, and commodities thereof, inciting our nation to go forward in the hopefull plantation begunne, was published in 1620 by Mason while in England. In 1620 King James I's Privy Council issued Mason a commission and provided him with a ship to suppress piracy in Newfoundland. Mason ceased to be Cuper's Cove governor in 1621 and apparently he was not replaced, although the settlement continued to be occupied throughout the seventeenth century. Upon returning to England, Mason consulted with Sir William Alexander about possibly colonizing Nova Scotia. In 1622, Mason and SirFerdinando Gorges received a patent from the Council for New England for a ll the territory lying between the Merrimack and Kennebec rivers. In 1629 they divided the grant along the Piscataqua River, with Mason receiving the southern portion. The colony was recharted as the Province of New Hampshire. It included most of the southeastern part of the current state of New Hampshire, as well as portions of present-day Massachusetts north of the Merrimack. Although Mason never set foot in New England, he was appointed first vice-admiral of New England in 1635. He died that same year while preparingfor his first voyage to the new colony.” - from wikipedia. Contents : Memo ir of Capt. John Mason (pp 1-32); Family of Capt. John Mason (pp 33-43); Capt. John Mason's patent of Mariana (pp 45-52); Mason's Plantations on the Pascataqua (pp 53-130); Introduction to John Mason's “Brief Discourse” (pp 131-142); “A Brief Discourse of the New-Found-Land,” 1620 (pp 143-158); Early English Works on Newfoundland (pp 159-166); The Charters of Capt. John Mason (pp 170-218); Letters and Documents (pp 219-354); The Royal Charter to Capt. John Mason, and other Documents; The Will of Capt. John Mason; Memorial to Capt. John Mason, at Portsmouth, England; Autographs. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL APPLY DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Ex-library (spine label, inkstamps to edges, rear pouch), else very good. 250.00

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137 McLEOD, Carol KIDD, William Captain William Kidd : Scapegoat or Scoundrel? ill. card covers.
Formac, 1979, ISBN:0887800440 
McLEOD, Carol. Captain William Kidd : Scapegoat or Scoundrel? Antigonish, NS: Formac, (1979). First Edition. Pp 82. 8vo illustrated card covers. CarolMcLeod examines the theory of Captain Kidd's guilt or innocence. Was he in fact a privateer, or had he crossed the line into piracy on the high seas? Covers rubbed, previous owner's name, lower right corner bumped, ow vg. 35 .00

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History of Seafaring in the Classical World.  First Edition in dustjacket, MEIJER, Fik
138 MEIJER, Fik History of Seafaring in the Classical World. First Edition in dustjacket
Croom Helm, London , 1986, 1986 070993565X / 9780709935650 
MEIJER, Fik. A History of Seafaring in the Classical World. London and Sydney : Croom Helm, (1986). First Edition. Pp (2),[iii]-viii,1-248. With illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

"This is a complete treatment of all aspects of the maritime history of the Classical world, designed for the use of students as well as scholars. Beginning from Crete and Mycenae, the author gives a concise history of seafaring up to late antiquity. The book considers the development of ship design and of the different types of ship, the varied purposes of shipping, and the status and conditions of sailors. Many of the most important sea battles are discussed, and the book is illustrated with a number of line drawings and photographs." - from the dj.

Contents :
1. The Aegean: 3000-1100 BC;
2. The Dark Ages;
3. The Age of Expansion;
4. Greeks versus Persians: The Invention of the Trireme;
5. Greeks versus Persians: The Decisive Confrontations;
6. The Athenian Maritime Empire;
7. The Peloponnesian War;
8. The Fourth Century: The Invention of the Polyremes;
9. The Rivalry of the Diadochi;
10. Rome's First Naval Adventures;
11. Roman Supremacy at Sea;
12. Trade and Piracy";
13. Fleet and Civil War;
14. Maritime Policy in the Roman Empire.
With bibliography and index.

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A Navy Chaplain Speaks to the Fleet. First Edition., MERSEREAU, Charles J., Chaplain
139 MERSEREAU, Charles J., Chaplain A Navy Chaplain Speaks to the Fleet. First Edition.
Roger Duhamel, Queen's Printer, 1968, 1968 
MERSEREAU, Charles J., Chaplain. A Navy Chaplain Speaks to the Fleet. (Ottawa : Roger Duhamel, Queen's Printer, 1968). First Edition. Pp (2),1-37,(1). 8vo, yellow stapled cardcovers with a photo of HMCS Bonaventure on the front.

Rev. Charles J. Mersereau (b. February 29, 1920, Bathurst, New Brunswick - d. January 15, 2013, Sackville, New Brunswick).

A series of articles of naval and local interest by Chaplain Mersereau, collected on the occasion of his retirement from the RCN.

Old Naval Customs,
The French Armada [on the d'Enville expedition of 1746];
General Wolfe,
Jordan the Pirate [Edward Jordan, hanged at the rock by Black Rock Beach, Halifax in 1809];
A Young Seaman's Grave [James Hamley, who died May 4, 1841 aboard HM Sloop Pilot and is buried in the Stadacona graveyard];
The Tallahassee [the Confederate blockade runner];
Queen Victoria's Royal Barge [now in the collection of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic];
Halifax's Three Bridges;
The Phantom Ship [of Bay Chaleur].

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Canada's Navy : The First Century. Second Edition, paperback, MILNER, Marc
140 MILNER, Marc Canada's Navy : The First Century. Second Edition, paperback
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2010, ISBN:9780802096043 2010 0802096042 / 9780802096043 
MILNER, Marc. Canada's Navy : The First Century. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (2010). Second Edition. Pp. (8),[ix]-xvii,(7),[3]-391,(1) + 56-page central section of b&w photos. 8vo, photo-illustrated blue and grey card covers with dark blue lettering to front cover and white lettering to spine.

Joseph Marc Milner (b. April 12, 1954, Sackville, New Brunswick), noted Canadian military and naval historian.

"From its eighteenth-century roots in exploration and trade, to the major conflicts of the First and Second World Wars, through to current roles in multinational operations with United Nations and NATO forces, Canada's navy - now celebrating its one hundredth anniversary - has been an expression of Canadian nationhood and a catalyst in the complex process of national unity.

In the second edition of Canada's Navy, Marc Milner brings his classic work up to date and looks back at one hundred years of the Navy in Canada. With supplementary photographs, updated sources, a new preface and epilogue, and an additional chapter on the Navy's global reach from 1991 to 2010, this edition carries Canadian Naval history into the twenty-first century. Milner brings effortless prose and exacting detail to discussions about topics as diverse as Arctic sovereignty, fishing wars, and interantional piracy. Comprehensive and accessible, Canada's Navy will continue to provoke discussion about the past and future of the country's naval forces and their evolving role in the interwoven issues of maritime politics and economics, defence and strategy, and national and foreign policy." - from the introductory preamble - p.[i].

Preface to the Second Edition;
Preface to the First Edition;

Part I. The Orphan Service.
1. Nobody's Baby;
2. Hove To, 1910-1914;
3. The Not-So-Great-War, 1914-1918;
4. The Lean Years, 1919-1939.

Part II. Finding a Role.
5. Building a Fleet and Finding a Role, 1939-1941;
6. Taking a Hit for the Team, 1942;
7. The Politics of Ambition, 1943;
8. Forging a Tradition and a Postwar Fleet, 1943-1945;
9. Towards a National Navy, 1945-1948;
10. A 'Made in Canada' Navy, 1947-1950.

Part III. Securing a Place.
11. The Halcyon Days, 1950-1958;
12. Uncharted Waters, 1958-1964;
13. Hard Lying, 1964-1968;
14. The Locust Years, 1968-1980;
15. Renaissance, 1980-1991;
16. Global Reach, 1991-2010.
With notes, select bibliography, and index.

Five lines of the Preface to the Second Edition are highlighted in yellow, else very good. 18.00

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