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121 CHOYCE, Lesley Coasts of Canada : A History. First Edition in dustjacket
Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, NB, 2002, ISBN:0864923600 
CHOYCE, Lesley. The Coasts of Canada : A History. (Fredericton, NB): Goose Lane Editions, (2002). First Printing. Pp. 308. 8vo, blue cloth. The lives of those who live on the east and west coasts of Canada are invariably intertwined with the sea. This is the story of the civilizations that sprung upon the coasts of Canada, and the men and women who worked (and still do) o n the sea. "As benevolent as it is brutal, the sea has controlled Canada’s history and shaped our collective identity. The Coasts of Canada tells the stories of our east, west, and north coastlines, from the earliest human habitation until today. A coast-dweller himself, Lesley Choyce is fascinated by the legendary men of the sea, but his sympathy lies with the men and women whose everyday lives are governed by the country’s oceans. Brimming withheroes and villains, shipwrecks and rescues, roguery and virtue, and stori es of overcoming unimaginable odds, The Coasts of Canada is idiosyncratic, eclectic, and iconoclastic. It’s a book of discoveries, a record of misdeeds and misjudgements, and a pleas to preserve the good things of the sea, the shore, and the coastal communities.". Very good in dj. 25.00

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122 CLARK, Admont G. Lighthouses of Cape Cod - Martha's Vineyard - Nantucket : Their History andLore. First Edition in dustjacket
Parnassus Imprints, East Orleans, Massachusetts, 1992, ISBN:0940160544 
CLARK, Admont G., Captain USCGR, Retired. Lighthouses of Cape Cod - Martha's Vineyard - Nantucket : Their History and Lore. East Orleans, Massachusetts : Parnassus Imprints Inc., (1992). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xii,1-244. Large 8vo, silver lettering to spine. Chapters: 1. Lighthouse History and Technology; 2. History of the Lighthouse Establishment; 3. Cape Cod - The Mariner's Nightmare; 4. Highland (Cape Cod) Light (1797); 5. Chatham Light (1808); 6. Point Gammon Light (1816); 7. Race Point Light (1816); 8. Billingsgate Island Light (1882); 9. Monomoy Point Light (1827); 10. Long Point Light (1827); 11. Nobska Point (Nobsque) Light (1827); 12. Sandy Neck Light (1836); 13. Nauset Beach Light (The Three Sisters) (1837); 14. Mayo's Beach Light (1836); 15. Wing's Neck Light (1849); 16. South Hyannis Light (1849); 17. Pamet (Parmet) Light (1849); 18. Bass River Light (1855); 19. Bishop andClerks Light (1858); 20. Wood End Light (1872); 21. Stage Harbor Light (18 80); 22. Early Nantucket; 23. Brant Point Light (1746); 24. Great Point Light (1784); 25. Sankaty Head Light (1849); 26. Early Martha's Vineyard; 27. Gay Head Light (1799); 28. Cape Poge Light (1801); 29. Holmes's Hole Light (1817); 30. Edgartown Light (1828); 31. East Chop Light (1876); 32. Cuttyhunk Island and Light (1823); 33. Naushon Island and Tarpaulin Cove Light (1749). Epilogue. Appendix A. Excerpts from Instruction to Light-Keepers of the United States (Senate Document 22), Lighthouse Board, 1852; Appendix B. Excerpt from Lights of the United States, Lighthouse Board, 1854; Appendix C. A Guided Automobile Tour of the Cape Cod and Island Lighthouses. "It is the story of these lighthouses in all its manifestations that Admont Clark puts before us in this profusely illustrated account. All the physical facts—when and where built, type and range of light, height above sea level etc.—are here, but the author's major emphasis is on the people who lived and worked in them, their day to day work and, on occasion, the extraordinary efforts that they were called upon to perform. " - from the dj. Very good dustjacket. 25.00

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123 CLIFFORD, Barry Lost Fleet : The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy. 1st US in dj.
William Morrow, New York, 2002, ISBN:0060198184 
CLIFFORD, Barry. The Lost Fleet : The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from theGolden Age of Piracy. (New York): William Morrow, (2002). First US Printin g. Pp. (6),[vii]-xi,(3),[1]-287,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth spine with red paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. "On January 2, 1678, a fleet of French ships sank in the Caribbean Sea, one hundred miles off of the Venezuelan coast on the killer reef of Las Aves Island" - from thedj. The author, a deep-sea diver, explores the story behind the disaster, relating it to the upsurge of piracy in the region during the period. Initials in black marker to bottom edge, else vg in dj. 18.00

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124 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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125 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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126 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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127 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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128 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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129 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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130 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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131 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.
132 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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133 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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134 Cosmopolitan Magazine) TWAIN, Mark) AILES, Milton) NASON, H. B.) Cosmopolitan: A Monthly Illustrated Magazine, Vol. 27
1899, 
(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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135 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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136 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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137 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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138 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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139 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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140 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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