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121 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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122 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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123 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 :
Introduction.
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."
Epilogue.

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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124 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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125 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.  in dj. , LUBBOCK, Basil HAYES, Bully.
126 LUBBOCK, Basil HAYES, Bully. Bully Hayes: South Sea Pirate. in dj.
Martin Hopkinson, London, 1931, 
LUBBOCK, Basil. Bully Hayes : South Sea Pirate. L: Martin Hopkinson, 1931. Pp 322, frontis., [16] leaves plates. Large 8vo, black cloth. 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 doeshead a motley gang of ex-convicts, head-hunters, beachcombers, blackbirder s, and renegade harpooners; but mention is also made of the undaunted missionaries, the high-spirited men-of-war's men and the enterprising skippers of the South Sea whalers. One cannot make a good sea-pie without all the ingredients." Very slightly rubbed, faint stain to inner edge of pp 150-151, very occasional spots of light foxing, else vg in heavily rubbed, slightly chipped dj. 340.00

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127 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
128 MacKINNON, John Sketch Book. cloth
1915, 
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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129 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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130 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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131 MARSHALL, Dianne True Stories from Nova Scotia's Past. First Edition
Formac Publishing, Halifax, 2012, ISBN:9781459501331 
MARSHALL, Dianne. True Stories from Nova Scotia's Past. Halifax : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2012). First Printing. Pp. (8), [9]-165, (3). 8vo, photo-illustrated card covers. "CBC Radio's Information Morning history columnist Dianne Marshall is well known for the lively and surprising true stories she tells about Nova Scotia's past. Now the best of them have been gathered together in this enjoyable book. The stories cover 250 years of Nova Scotia history, often featuring people who don't make it into conventional history books. These incredible accounts include: the plot to assassinate US President Abraham Lincoln using germ warfare, hatched by several prominent Halifax businessmen and a visiting American doctor; a posse of 1,000 armed men swarming the city after a burglary, firing so many shots that someFirst World War vets thought war had broken out at home; Halifax madam Jul ia Donovan, whose prison term for keeping a bawdy house was commuted to a $100 fine in return for her work to elect the city's next mayor. Other stories in the collection feature characters from rum-running days at Smuggler'sCove in Digby County, and ghost-busters in Antigonish County. Dianne Marsh all has an eye for character, a firm knowledge of historical context and a focus on what makes a good story. She brings back to life many ordinary Nova Scotians with extraordinary experiences in this readable collection." - from rear cover. 1. The Carpenter's Friends (1752) A widow loses her inheritance to the governor's friends; 2. Sea Monsters (1752-1853) Unlikely encounters with unexpected creatures of the deep; 3. The Public Nuisance (1758) Under the guise of charity, a house of horrors on Spring Garden Road; 4. Dancing in the Streets (1815) Former enemies come together in celebration; 5. Murderers in the Ranks (1816) At Melville Island, not all villains were under lock and key; 6. The Prisoners' Revenge (1805) British justice and a secret society bent on vengeance; 7. The Heroic Doctor (1809-1851) A retired naval surgeon takes on the legislature [Matthias Francis Hoffmann, born c. 1780 - d. April 3, 1851 in Halifax]; 8. Saved from the Gallows (1839) A murderer... a lynch mob... and the startling generosity of a young queen [SmithD. Clarke]; 9. A Poor, Defenceless Woman (1865) Pulling the strings of Cit y Hall [Julia Donovan]; 10. Escape of the Southern Pirate (1863) The American Civil War on a Halifax wharf [the Chesapeake] ; 11. The Soldiers' Riot (1863) Hundreds of redcoats lay siege to Halifax; 12. The Blackburn Affair (1865) Conspiracy at the Halifax Hotel; 13. The Zero Mutiny (1865) A piracy trial brings people to the streets; 14. The Librarian (1879) Outrage at thecity market [John Thomas Bulmer, the first provincial librarian ]; 15. Esp rit de Corps(1880) A soldiers scheme goes awry; 16. The Dynamiters (1883) The heir to the throne escapes with his life; 17. The Imprisonment of Mayor Thomas (1892) A partisan challenges the premier and loses ... temporarily [mayor of Truro]; 18. The Suffragettes (1895) A struggle for human rights that stretched over three centuries; 19. The Best Defence (1900) A keen wit and a brilliant legal mind [Jim Maddin of Pictou County]; 20. Titanic Haligonians (1912) There were two Haligonians on the Titanic; one survived, the other did not [Hilda Mary Slayter - George Wright who was born in 1849 on a farm near Tufts Cove, Dartmouth, property developer one of whose properties, the St. Paul's Building at the corner of Prince and Barrington was the previous location of DoullCorp]; 21. Deadman's Island (1920) A soldiers graveis shrouded in mystery; 22. Machine Gun Kelly 1920-1935) At the sound of g unfire, the smugglers knew precisely who was following them [Captain J. C. Kelly of the Customs Department] ; 23. Mary Ellen's Ghost (1922) An Antigonish tale of terror [in Caledonia Mills, Antigonish County]; 24. The Hunt for Louis Bevis (1924) Haligonians dodge bullets as a posse races through thecity [an armed robber]; 25. Mona and the Nazis (1939) A small-town Nova Sc otia girl faces death by firing squad [Mona Louise Parsons born in 1901, Middleton, in the Annapolis Valley] ; 26. Singalong with Winnie (1943 and 1944) A great man leaves an indelible impression [Winston Churchill's visit toHalifax, September 14, 1943]; 27. Christmas at Sea (1944) Bringing joy to refugee children; 28. Wandering Spirits (1746-2012) Just what is lurking inthe dark recesses of Halifax?. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 12.50

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132 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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133 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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134 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
135 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.

Very good in dustjacket. 60.00

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136 MERSEREAU, Charles J., Chaplain Navy Chaplain Speaks to the Fleet
Roger Duhamel, Queen's Printer, 1968, 
MERSEREAU, Charles J., Chaplain. A Navy Chaplain Speaks to the Fleet. (Ottawa : Roger Duhamel, Queen's Printer, 1968). Pp (2),1-37,(1). 8vo, yellow card covers with a photo of HMCS Bonaventure on the front. A series of articles of naval and local interest by Chaplain Mersereau, collected on the occasion of his retirement from the RCN. Contents: 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]. Small red spot to front, else very good. 15.00

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Canada's Navy : The First Century. Second Edition, paperback, MILNER, Marc
137 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.
Epilogue.
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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138 MITCHELL, David Pirates. 1st US in dj ex-lib
Dial Press, 1976, ISBN:083769210 
MITCHELL, David. Pirates. NY: The Dial Press, 1976. Pp. 208. With 86 illustrations, 15 in colour, and 4 maps. 8vo, green cloth, white titles to spine.An illustrated history of not only the better known figures of pirate lore who roamed the Spanish Main and the South Seas but also the highly organis ed "industry" in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and in the ports of the North American colonies. Ex-library (with the usual stamps and stickers throughout), cocked, yellowed tape to the boards, else vg in dj (with library sticker to the spine). 20.00

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Message from the President of the United States.  1825. , MONROE, James)
139 MONROE, James) Message from the President of the United States. 1825.
Gales & Seaton, 1825, 
(MONROE, James). Message from the President of the United States, transmitting information relative to Piratical Depredations &c. furnished in pursuance of two resolutions of 21st and 23d December last. Washington: Gales & Seaton, 1825. Pp 40. 8vo, disbound. 18th Congress 2d Session. Written two years after the promulgation of the famous Monroe Doctrine, this document asserts, mostly through official letters, the United States' firm intention to actively suppress the activities of pirates operating out of Matanzas, Cuba. Disbound, light foxing throughout, else vg. 100.00

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140 MONTGOMERY, Hugh POULLIS, Nick Voyage of the Arctic Tern. 1st US in dj.
Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002, ISBN:0763619027 
MONTGOMERY, Hugh. The Voyage of the Arctic Tern . Illustrated by Nick Poullis. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2002. First US Printing. Pp. [1]-212,(4). Illustrated. 8vo, blue paper covered boards with red paper covered spine, with blue title block to spine. A poetic tale for young adults of "treason, treachery and treasure that sweeps across many centuries and different lands, from Scandinavia to Spain to the southwest of England. At its heart is the ship's skipper, Bruno, cursed to a life of eternal wandering for a moment of greed and betrayal. His quest for release brings him to the court of the King of Spain and a battle with an ancient adversary, the villainouspirate Mad Dog Morgan. Can Bruno and his crew set right the wrongs of the past and present? Will good triumph over evil? Can The Arctic Tern's captain ever find the redemption he seeks?" -from the dj. Remainder mark to bottom edge, else vg in dj. 15.00

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