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121 CLIFFORD, Barry Lost Fleet: : The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy.
Perennial, New York, 2003, ISBN:0060957794 
CLIFFORD, Barry. The Lost Fleet : The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from theGolden Age of Piracy. (NY): Perennial, (2003). Pp. 287. Illustrated with p hotos and drawings to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "On January 2, 1678, a fleet of French ships sank off the Venezuelan coast. This proved disastrous for French naval power in the region, and sparked the rise of a golden age of piracy. [...] More than three hundred years later, writer, explorer, and deep-sea diver Barry Clifford follows the pirates' destructive wakeback to Venezuela. With the help of a lost map, drawn by the captain of th e lost French fleet, Clifford locates the site of the disaster and wreckageof the once-mighty armada." -from the cover. Covers rubbed, remainder mark to bottom edge, else vg. 14.00

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122 CLIFFORD, Barry KIDD, William) STEVENSON, Robert Louis) PERRY, Paul (with) Return to Treasure Island and the Search for Captain Kidd. 1st US in dj.
William Morrow, New York, 2003, ISBN:0060185090 
CLIFFORD, Barry. Return to Treasure Island and the Search for Captain Kidd ; with Paul Perry. (NY): William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, (2003). First US Printing. Pp. (i)-x,(1)-278. Illustrated. 8vo, tan cloth spine with blue paper covered boards, metallic red lettering to spine. This volume depicts the author's expedition in search of the shipwreck of Captain William Kidd's legendary pirate ship, the Adventure Galley -- "the Holy Grail of pirate archaeology" -- by travelling to Madagascar to find Kidd's vesseland any treasure that may be found on board. Vg in vg dj. 20.00

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123 COCHRANE, Hugh F Gateway to Oblivion : The Great Lakes' Bermuda Triangle. 1st Cdn in dj.
Doubleday Canada Limited, Toronto, 1980, ISBN:0385153767 
COCHRANE, Hugh F. Gateway to Oblivion : The Great Lakes' Bermuda Triangle. Toronto: Doubleday Canada Limited, 1980. First Edition. Pp 183, [8] pp plates. 8vo, green spine with blue boards. Cochrane hypothesizes UFO activity and something called the "Marysburgh Vortex" as the cause of bizarre activity on Lake Ontario; a simpler explanation is Hamilton. Contents: 1. The Bavaria is Missing; 2. The Mystery Deepens; 3. The Record of Strangeness; 4. Visible and Invisible Enigmas; 5. Psychics and Energies; 6. Other Zones of Mystery; 7. The unexplained Objects; 8. UFOs are Everywhere; 9. Other Energies and Forces; 10. The search for Answers. Vg in in rubbed, spine-nicked, unclipped dj. 20.00

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124 COCKCROFT, Barry Fatal Call of the Running Tide : Lifeboat Rescues and Sea Dramas. 1st UK in dj.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1995, ISBN:034063524x 
COCKCROFT, Barry. Fatal Call of the Running Tide : Lifeboat Rescues and SeaDramas. (London): Hodder and Stoughton, (1995). First UK Printing. Pp. [i] -x,1-198, + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A collection of lifeboat rescue stories from around the British Isles. Previous owner's name to ffep, else vg in unclipped dj. 15.00

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125 COISH, Calvin (comp. and ed.) Newfoundland Datebook
Lifestyle Books, Grand Falls Windsor, NF, 1983, ISBN:0969112610 
COISH, Calvin (comp. and ed.). Newfoundland Datebook . A datebook that's never outdated, good any date any year. Compiled and edited by Calvin Coish. (Grand Falls Windsor, NF: Lifestyle Books, 1983). Pp. (4),1-189,(1). 8vo, illustrated white card covers with blue comb-bound spine. A chronological listing of days depicting key events relating to Newfoundland and Labrador history. Nearly a quarter of the events listed are of shipwrecks in and around Newfoundland's oft-treacherous waters. Rubbed, else vg. 15.00

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126 COLES, K. Adlard BLAKE, Peter, foreword BRUCE, Peter, preface) Heavy Weather Sailing. 4th ed in dj.
International marine, Camden, ME, 1992, ISBN:0877423369 
COLES, K. Adlard. Heavy Weather Sailing. [Foreword by Peter Blake. Preface by Peter Bruce.] Camden, ME: International Marine, (1992). First Printing of the Fourth Edition. Pp. [i]-xii,1-411,(1). Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. 24.00

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127 COLLINS, Gary Last Farewell : The Loss of the Collett
Flanker Press, St. John's, 2008, ISBN:9781897317242 
COLLINS, Gary. The Last Farewell : The Loss of the Collett. St. John's, NF:Flanker Press, (2007). Pp. (8), 1-182, (2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue-grey card covers. "In 1934, North America lay stripped of its riches by a great depression. When the land refused to yield its bounty and the seagrew stingy, everyone in the Western World found it harder to survive, esp ecially those in the isolated outports of Newfoundland. The Last Farewell tells the true story of a crew of logger-sailors who left their home port ofHare Bay aboard a two-masted schooner in early June of that year. Along he r route to St. John's, the crew of the Ethel Collett tell each other stories of life and death on the sea. They relive some of Newfoundland's richest historical moments, from shipwrecks and sealing disasters to political strife and financial ruin. But little do they know that they are heading towardone of the most astonishing tales of them all: their own." -- back cover. Very good. 10.00

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128 COLLINS, L. Marmaduke, Captain Sinking of the Titanic : An Ice-Pilot's Perspective. pbk.
Breakwater, St. John's, 2002, ISBN:1550811738 
COLLINS, L. Marmaduke, Captain. The Sinking of the Titanic : An Ice-Pilot'sPerspective. (St. John's, NF: Breakwater, 2002). Pp. (10),11-196,(4). Illu strated. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. An intriguing new interpretation on what sank the Titanic. "On April 15, 1912, the world awoke to the newsthat the RMS Titanic had met with disaster some 300 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. And ever since that time the misinterpretation of the eviden ce that was given at the courts of inquiry has perpetuated the myth that the Titanic collided with an iceberg." - from the rear cover. Includes excerpts of testimony from various inquiries into the disaster. Very good. 12.00

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Penlee Lifeboat: Penzance 1803-1917, Newlyn 1908-1913, Penlee 1913-1983, Newlyn 1983- . A History of the Penlee & Penzance Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution., CORIN, John and Grahame FARR. FARR, Grahame.
129 CORIN, John and Grahame FARR. FARR, Grahame. Penlee Lifeboat: Penzance 1803-1917, Newlyn 1908-1913, Penlee 1913-1983, Newlyn 1983- . A History of the Penlee & Penzance Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
RNLI, Penzance, 1983, ISBN:0950861103 1983 0950861103 / 9780950861104 
CORIN, John and Grahame FARR. Penlee Lifeboat: Penzance 1803-1917, Newlyn 1908-1913, Penlee 1913-1983, Newlyn 1983- . A History of the Penlee & Penzance Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. (Penzance, Cornwall) : RNLI, (1983). Third Printing. Pp 1-120. Illustrated with numerous b&w photos to text. 8vo, art- and photo-illustrated cardcovers.

"This third edition of "RNLI Penlee", so much enlarged as to be a new book, has a number of themes."

The themes are: A history of the Station and its number of moves over the years; and changes in the demands of the Lifeboat Service. Foreword by Mrs. Mary R. Richards.

The chapters (unnumbered in the book) are :
1. A Great Maritime Trap;
2. Operating the Lifeboat;
3. Station Location;
4. In the Surf;
5. Engine Power;
6. A new Watson;
7. Death and Honour;
8. A Hopeless Dawn;
9. A Sorrow of the Sea;
10. Raising and Training a New Crew;
11. Coastguard Communication Co-ordination;
12. A new Arun;
13. Management and Money;
14. Boat Record;
15. Service Record;
16. Honorary Secretaries and Coxswains.
With select bibliography, list of branch officers and glossary.

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130 Cornwall, U.K. First Cornish Anthology.
Tor Mark Press, Truro (U.K.), 1969, 
(Cornwall, U.K.). A First Cornish Anthology. Truro (U.K.) : Tor Mark Press,(1969). Pp [1]-40. 8vo, illustrated orange stapled card covers. Of nautica l interest : 18. “The loss of the Albert Edward” (pp 22-24, taken from Wreck and Rescue on the Cornish Coast by Cyril Noall and Grahame Farr, 1964); 30. “The fishermen of Newlyn visit London” (pp 37-38, taken from Cornish Harbours by Roland Roddis, 1951); 33. “Beseiged with the ocean” (p. 40, taken from The Survey of Cornwall by Richard Carew, 1602). . Rubbed, else very good. 9.00

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131 Cosmopolitan Magazine) TWAIN, Mark) AILES, Milton) NASON, H. B.) Cosmopolitan: A Monthly Illustrated Magazine, Vol. 27
(Cosmopolitan Magazine). The Cosmopolitan: A Monthly Illustrated Magazine, Vol. 27. Nos. 1-6, May 1899 - October 1899, bound as one. Irvington-on-the-Hudson: The Cosmopolitan Press, 1899. Pp. 688. Illustrated. Double column. Frontis. 8vo, brown half leather, red marbled paper covered boards, gilt titles to spine, raised bands. Of nautical interest: Milton E. Ailes's "Arctic Perils; A Story of Adventure and Death in the Far North", (pp. 25-33); John R. Spears's "The America's Cup", (pp. 461-472). Also of interest: H. B. Nason's "Progress in Air-Ships", (pp. 115-120); Henry Ridgley Evans's "Cagliostro - Necromancer, Hypnotist and Charlatan", (pp. 665-672); Mark Twain's"Christian Science and the Book of Mrs. Eddy", (pp. 585-594). Hinges start ing, chipping to the edges, spine and corners slightly worn, else vg. 100.00

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132 Cosmopolitan Magazine) WALKER, John Brisbane) LAMPMAN, Archibald) DYCHE, Lewis Lindsay) Cosmopolitan: A Monthly Illustrated Magazine, Vol. 20
Cosmopolitan Press, 1896, 
(Cosmopolitan Magazine). The Cosmopolitan: A Monthly Illustrated Magazine, Vol. 20. Nos. 1-6 November 1895 - April 1896, bound as one. Irvington-on-the-Hudson: The Cosmopolitan Press, 1896. Pp. (2), iii-iv, (2), [3]-686. Illustrated. Double column. Frontis. 8vo, brown half leather, red marbled papercovered boards, gilt titles to spine, raised bands. Of nautical interest: "The Story of the Samoan Disaster", (pp. 5-16); Charles Frederick Holder's "Game Fishing in the Pacific", (pp. 138-146); W. A. Dobson's "Submarine Boats", (pp. 280-288); Lewis Lindsay Dyche's "Walrus Hunting in the Arctic Regions", (pp. 347-359). Of other interest are several sections on the "horseless carriage": John Brisben Walker's "Some Speculations Regarding Rapid Transit", (pp. 26-33), T. A. de Weese's "Progress Towards the Age of the Horseless Carriage", (pp. 415-423) and an advertisement for The Horseless Carriage Competition (p. 665), with prize money of $3000. Also: Joseph Jastrow's " Mesmer, Animal Magnetism, and the Ante-cedents of Modern Hypnotism", (pp.360-373); Archibald Lampman's poem "War" [Wicken : "Archibald Lampman : An Annotated Bibliography" B119]. Front hinge starting, front outer hinge spl it, light wear to the edges and spine ends, else vg. 75.00

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133 COTE, Jack, ed Total Loss. 1st UK in dj
Adlard Coles, 1985, 
COTE, Jack, ed. Total Loss. L: Adlard Coles, (1985). First Edition. Pp 322. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 2430. A collection of disaster narratives by prominent yachtsmen, grouped for study under the headings "Stress of Weather", "Faulty Navigation", "Failure of Gear or Rigging", "Failure of Ground Tackle", "Collision", "Fire or Explosion", "Being Towed", and "Exhaustion or Illness". Vg in nicked dj. 35.00

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134 COTTERELL, Harry J., Jr. BRUCE, Charles STARR, Herbert F. FOX, Marion Wathen Carleton Ferry. An article in The Maritime Advocate and Busy East, Vol. 42,No. 7, April 1952
Busy East Press, Limited, Sackville, N.B., 1952, 
COTTERELL, Harry J., Jr. "The Carleton Ferry". An article in The Maritime Advocate and Busy East, Vol. 42, No. 7, April 1952, pp 5-10 (with 5 illustrations). Sackville, N.B.: The Busy East Press, Limited, 1952. Pp [1]-32. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, white illustrated stapled wrappers. Also, "When S.S. Atlantic Was Lost – A Tragic Story of Long Ago" (by Herbert F. Starr, pp 11, 13-14). “Getting Ahead of the Freight Rates” (by Marion Wathen Fox); “The Mulgrave Road – An Appreciation” (by Elsie Pomeroy on Charles Bruce's 1951 book); “Digest of the Forty-Second Annual Report of the Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company Limited”; “Our Canadian Heritage” (by A.G. Baillie); and more. Rubbed, mailing label, else good to very good. For the whole issue 25.00

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135 COUSTEAU, J.Y., Capt., with Frédéric DUMAS. Silent World. First Edition
Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York , 1953, 
COUSTEAU, J.Y., Capt., with Frédéric DUMAS. The Silent World. Illustrated with Photographs. New York : Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1953). First Edition (stated and with code “A-C” on copyright page). Pp [i]-xiv,[1]-266,(8). Illustrated with 20 photographs in full color and 83 in black-and-white. 8vo, red cloth spine, blue cloth boards, black lettering to spine, yellow octopus to front board. Contents : 1. Menfish. 2. Rapture of the Deep. 3. Sunken Ships. 4. Undersea Research Group. 5. Cave Diving. 6. Treasure Below. 7. The Drowned Museum. 8. Fifty Fathoms Down. 9. The Submarine Dirigible. 10. Sea Companions. 11. Monsters We Have Met. 12. Shark Close-Up. 13. Beyondthe Barrier. 14. Where Blood Flows Green. Epilogue. Spine ends faded, else very good in torn and worn, price-clipped dustjacket. 50.00

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136 COX, Stephen Titanic Story : Hard Choices, Dangerous Decisions. pbk.
Open Court, Chicago, 1999, ISBN:0812693965 
COX, Stephen. The Titanic Story : Hard Choices, Dangerous Decisions . Chicago: Open Court, (1999). Pp. (6),vii-xx,1-152,(4). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated black card covers. "We all think we know the Titanic story: it is one of the dominant myths of our age, a universal symbol of humanity's plight in the world of modern technology. Yet nearly all the obvious conclusions about the Titanic are either plainly wrong or highly debatable. The disaster was not caused by arrogance, greed, or reckless speed, and would not have been averted by provision of more lifeboats. Not only does Stephen Cox refute the popular myth -- he shows that the true story is more interesting thanthe myth, and much more disturbing. After all these years, the agonizing m oral dilemmas of the Titanic remain to some extent unresolved." -from the rear cover. Very good. 15.00

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137 CRANFORD, Garry BROWN, Cassie CURREY, John Ellis, Rev. FELTHAM, Jack Sea Dogs & Skippers 3rd pbk pr. signed
Flanker Press, St. John's, 2004, ISBN:1894463161 
CRANFORD, Garry (ed.). Sea Dogs & Skippers. St. John's, Nfld: Flanker Press, (April 2004). Third Printing. Pp 208. 8vo, ill greycard covers. Contributing authors : Cassie Brown, Rev. John Ellis Currey, Jack Feltham, Frank Galgay; Arden Hall, Mike McCarthy, Robert C. Parsons, Earl B. Pilgrim, Rosalind (Wareham) Power, Joseph Prim, Shannon Ryan, Clarence Vautier, Jim Wellman. "Here are sixteen tales of salty heroism and tragedy by fourteen writers whose lives have been shaped by their experiences and knowledge of the North Atlantic Ocean." -from the cover. Vg. Signed by the author. 15.00

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138 CRANFORD, Garry. JANES, Ed. From Cod to Crab : Stories & History of Hant's Harbour. First Edition.
Flanker Press, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1995, ISBN:0969876718 
CRANFORD, Garry and Ed JANES. From Cod to Crab : Stories & History of Hant's Harbour. St. John's, Newfoundland : Flanker Press, 1995. First Printing. Pp. (2),iii-xiv,1-210. Illustrated with black-and-white photos to text. 8vo, photo illustrated bluish card covers with black, orange and cream lettering to front cover, black lettering to white spine. "Over three hundred years of history have resulted in a rich heritage of life on the sea and marvellous stories of danger, love, despair, faith and deliverance. Read about The Willow Tree, planted in the Old Methodist Cemetery in the 1830s. The sitemarks the graves of seven crewmen of the cutter Fanny, lost at The Arch ju st south of Hant's Harbour. The gripping tale of the Wreck of the CatherineB. describes how Captain Ellis Janes and seven others were rescued in the gale of 1929. A trip which should have lasted hours took a month by schooner, steamer, train, and horse and carriage! Bonus story: How The Fish Came to Hant's Habrour by Reverend Moses Harvey. In the 1880s, Rev. Harvey wrote a religious tract describing how the faith of the community, led in prayer by Sister Lydia, resulted in the return of the fish to the barren waters! 40,000 copies of the original story were distributed. Here for the first time Garry Cranford reveals the true identity of Sister Lydia! Learn of the success of P. Janes and Sons Ltd. as pioneers in the Newfoundland snow crab industry. Also included are sections on the sealfishery, shipbuilding (78 vessels), picking the trap berths, the Labrador fishery, the loss of the Trixie H (twice!), the wreck of the Carrie Evelyn, and dozens of other stories about this fascinating little town." - from rear. Contents: Part I: Introducing Hant's Harbour (pp. 1-5): A Community is Established. Part II: Commerce (pp. 6-97): 1. Industries: The Seal Fishery -- Captain Philip Smith to the Rescue -- Shipbuilding -- The Lives of Trixie H -- Shipwrecks -- Hant's Harbour Skippers -- The Shore Fishery -- Picking the Trap Berths. 2. The Mercantile World: Businesses in Hant's Harbour -- Slade & Kelson: The Willow Tree -- S. Short & Sons: The Wreck of the Catherine B -- Pleman Janes: The Loss of the Carrie Evelyn -- P. Janes & Sons Limited. Part III: Social Life (pp. 98-197): 3. Public Health: Doctors, Midwives, and NONIA -- The Diphtheria Epidemic of 1892. 4. Relgion: Early Missionaries and their Churches -- How the Fish Came to Hant's Harbour by Rev. Moses Harvey. 5. Recollections,in their own words: York Ellis, Clara Maidment, Walter Piercey, Melvin Gre en, Ed Mitchell, Harold John Learned, Norman Loder. 6. Miscellany: Public Services -- Crossing the Law -- Fire! -- Odds and Ends. Appendices; A. Fishing Grounds; B. Sealing Voyages; C. Vessels Built at Hant's Harbour; D. Shipwrecks; E. Vessels In/Out. Covers lightly rubbed, else very good. 30.00

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139 CRANSTON, Tony (ed.?). RUFF, Eric J., foreword Disasters at Sea
CRANSTON, Tony (ed.?). Disasters at Sea. :, (1986). Printed bySentinel Printing, Yarmouth. Pp 1-128. Illustrated. Triple column. Oblong 8vo, illustrated white card covers. Foreword by Eric J. Ruff. Sections : South Western Shore; Halifax and Approaches; Eastern Shore; Cape Breton Island; North Shore; and Sable Island. Vessels covered include the City of Monticello, S.S. Cobequid, Fleurus, City of New York, Belle, Baltimore, The Hungarian, Cherokee, the Young Teazer, Charles A. Ritcey, Petra, La Tribune, Humboldt, Portia, Gloucester, City of Boston, S.S. Atlantic, A.W. Perry, Daniel Steinman, Uranium, Saladin, Cape Bonnie, Letitia, Martin Van Buren, Costarican Trader, Strathcona, Colonia, Ella Moore, Scotia, Ealing, Marion, Auguste, St. Lawrence, Harriet, S.S. Bruce I, Aspy, Astrea, Ariadne, Le Chameau, the Melmerby, the Fairy Queen, and the Cathrine. Also, a section dealingwith "The Wreckwood Chair", J. Murray Lawson, the Petrified Woman of Mud I sland, the Seal Island lifeboat, and lessons learned from the disasters, and St. Paul Island's role of the Graveyard of the Gulf, and Sable Island's moniker of Graveyard of the Atlantic. Bookplate inside front cover, else very good. 15.00

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140 CRICHTON, Whitcomb Struan : From Saint John to Sandlake. First Edition in dustjacket.
Nimbus, Halifax, 1999, ISBN:1551092875 
CRICHTON, Whitcomb. The Struan : From Saint John to Sandlake. (Halifax): Nimbus, (1999). First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-xiv,(2),1-245,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. An account of the career of the Saint John, New Brunswick-built merchant sailing ship. "This book traces the actual voyages of the Struan, interspersed with chapters on simple navigation, marine insurance, nineteenth-century shipbuilding in Atlantic Canada, early safety regulations at sea, ballast and cargo loading- all of which were important elements in the Struan's stream of activities." -from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. The Clythia Marbles; 2. The Original Owners and the First Voyage; 3. Whence the Name?; 4. Rice First, Guano Later: Thankfully in That Order; 5. The Evolution of Marintime Safety Regulations; 6. The Long Way Around; 7. The Wooden Ship Era; 8. The Coal Parade to Panama; 9. Admeasurement, Tonnage and Cargo, Carpenter's Measure; 10. Destination: Admiralty Court; 11. Latitude, Longitude and Dead Reckoning; 12. Two Cargoes of Cotton, Two Captains of Commerce; 13. Ballast was a Dangerous Cargo!; 14. Coal Out, Nitrate Back -- Coal Out, Maize Back; 15. Insure or Not Insure?; 16. A Change of Flags; 17. The Final Voyage; 18. John Fraser -- The Shipbuilder; 19. 100 Years Later -- The Struan Shipwreck Centennial; 20. The Struan's Windlass. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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