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141 EMMONS, Frederick Atlantic Liners 1925-70. 1st Bonanza in dj
Bonanza, 1977, 
EMMONS, Frederick. The Atlantic Liners 1925-70. NY: Bonanza Books, (1972). First Bonanza Printing. Pp 160. 8vo, red cloth. "Frecderick Emmons sketchesthehistories of every ocean liner that sailed between the United States an d Europe in the years between 1925 and 1970. 'The Atlantic Liners' includesmore than 200 black-and-white line illustrations and biographical sketches of North Atlantic liners." - from the dust jacket. Vg in nicked dj. 25.00

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142 EMMONS, Frederick Pacific Liners : 1927-72. in dj.
Arco Publishing, New York, 1974, ISBN:0668033800 
EMMONS, Frederick. Pacific Liners : 1927-72 . New York: Arco Publishing, (1974). Pp. [1]-135,(1). Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Includes brief career sketches (as well as many silhouettes) of more than two hundred vessels from several countries that serviced Pacific ports. "Altogether 226 ships are illustrated and another 24 of minor importance are described. The line drawings of each ship give an indication of comparative size, national characteristics, and evolution of design throughthe years. Following each illustration is the pertinent information on the ship shown; years of service, physical data, builder, changes of ownership and name, together with noteworthy incidents in her career." - from the dj . Vg in nicked, unclipped dj. 25.00

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143 EVERETT, Marshall (ed.) Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic: The Ocean's Greatest Disaster: A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the greatest Floating Palace ever built, carrying down to watery graves more than 1,500 souls.
L. H. Walter, 1912, 
EVERETT, Marshall (ed.). Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic: The Ocean's Greatest Disaster: A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the greatest Floating Palace ever built, carrying down to watery graves more than 1,500 souls. Giving Exciting Escapes from death and acts of heroism not equalled in ancient or modern times, told by The Survivors. Including History of Icebergs, the Terror of the Seas; Wireless Telegraphy and Modern Shipbuilding. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings made expressly forthis book. [N. pl]: (L. H. Walter, 1912). Pp [1]-320,(2), frontis. + 28 pp of plates. Illustrated with numerous drawings to text. Map. 8vo, recased i n blue cloth spine and grey paper covered boards. "But the "largest and finest steamship ever built" as she ploughed her way swiftly through the quietAtlantic, plunged against a monster iceberg which lay stretched out for mi les over the sea. Her side was ripped open,her boilers exposed to the icy waters, yet the people were not alarmed. No t until the twenty lifeboats were put off with their protesting cargoes and the decks were titled up, dangerously did the people really lose their faith. The ship went down filling the quiet night with the cries of horror of the victims plunged to their untimely death. In this book the thrilling story is set forth clearly, the facts about the ship and the voyage, the passengers, the pathetic details of the wreck, the first-hand accounts of the survivors. The whole sad story is here." -from the text. Includes list of the dead. Newly recased and with new endpapers, else very good. 75.00

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144 EVERETT, Marshall, ed Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic. repr. in dj.
Castle, Edison, NJ, 1998, ISBN:0785810110 
EVERETT, Marshall, ed. Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic: The Ocean's Greatest Disaster: A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the GreatestFloating Palace ever Built.... (Edison, NJ): Castle Books, (1998). Pp. (6) ,5-320. Illustrated. 8vo, blue spine with blue boards. Released to exploit the fame of the recent James Cameron film Titanic, an instabook reprint of a 1912 instabook designed to exploit the fame of the recently wrecked liner. Vg in dj. 14.00

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Short History of the World's Shipping Industry.  2nd UK in dj , FAYLE, C. Ernest ANDERSON, Alan G., foreword
145 FAYLE, C. Ernest ANDERSON, Alan G., foreword Short History of the World's Shipping Industry. 2nd UK in dj
George Allen & Unwin, 1934, 
FAYLE, C. Ernest. A Short History of the World's Shipping Industry. With a Foreword by Sir Alan G. Anderson. L.: George Allen & Unwin, (1934). Second Printing. Pp 320, frontis.+ 7 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapters :Prologue : The Sea as Barrier and Highway; 1. "Ships of Tarshish" - The Se a-Traders of Antiquity; 2. "Brides of the Adriatic" - The Mediterranean Epoch; 3. King Herring and Golden Fleece - The Early Shipping Industry of Northern Europe; 4. The Wealth of the Indies - The Opening of the Ocean Routes;5. Merchant Adventurers - The Rise of England; 6. "The Prodigious Increase of the Netherlands" - The Dutch as General Carriers; 7. "Ships, Colonies, and Commerce" - The Era of the Navigation Acts; 8. "The Shipping Interest" - The Carrying Trade in the Eighteenth Century; 9. "White Wings" and "Tin Kettles" - The Clipper Ship Era and the Rise of Steam; 10. Liners and Tramps- The Evolution of the Modern Shipping Industry; 11. Competition and Combi nation - The Organisation of Modern Shipping; 12. The World's Key Industry - The Shipping Industry To-Day. With index. First published the previous year. Vg in vg dj. 75.00

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146 FINCH, Vernon E.W Red Star Line and International Mercantile Marine Company. new in dj. signed.
Vitgeverij de Branding, 1988, ISBN:9072543017 
FINCH, Vernon E.W. The Red Star Line and International Mercantile Marine Company. Antwerp: Vitgeverij de Branding, 1988. Pp 151. Large 8vo, blue cloth. A lovely illustrated history of this Belgium-based, American backed line.While Finch does treat the rather tangled corporate history of the line, h is focus is firmly on the ships themselves as evidenced in the dozens of interior and exterior photographs included. New in dj. Signed by Finch. 55.00

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147 FLETCHER, R.A. Travelling Palaces : Luxury in Passenger Steamships. 1st state binding
Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, London, 1913, 
FLETCHER, R.A. Travelling Palaces : Luxury in Passenger Steamships. London:Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd., 1913. First UK Printing, First State Binding . Pp. [i]-xvi,1-310,(2), frontis., + 52 leaves of plates and 1 folding plan. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine, t.e.g. A hugely informative volume documenting the rise of the widespread use of luxurypassenger liners, under the flags of Cunard, White Star, and numerous othe r shipping companies. Fletcher had previously written a volume about the development of commercial steam shipping, and deemed "that an account of the development of the passenger accommodation of the steamship, from the earlydays of steam navigation to the present time, might be of even greater int erest to the general public." - from the preface. With this volume being published in the wake of the horrible Titanic disaster, Fletcher certainly seized upon the outpouring of grief and interest that disaster produced in making that assumption. Given the similar interest in the present-day, that assumption proved to be correct. Contents: 1. Some Early Liners; 2. The Introduction of the Modern Steamship; 3. The Theory of the Unsinkable Ship [containing Fletcher's response to the mystique surrounding the construction and launching of the Titanic, and the realities that given the unpredictable nature of the seas, that no ship is unsinkable. "No vessel has been, and none ever will be, designed which will be absolutely seaworthy and absolutelyproof against collisions, strandings, storms, heavy seas, fires and explos ions, separately or in combination. Ship after ship has been built, with every arrangement the nautical constructional science of her time could devise for her safety, and has been declared to be unsinkable; but in more than one instance some previously unknown combination of natural phenomena has arisen and has proved that the vessel was not all that she was claimed." - from p. 37]; 4. Engines and Engineers; 5. Steamship Companies: Their Organisation and Shore Staff; 6. The Ship's Company; 7. Embarkation of Passengers,Life at Sea; 8. Safety at Sea; 9. Safety at Sea (cont'd.): Signalling, Lig hts, Fire Prevention, and Boats; 10. Luxury Afloat; 11. The Commissariat: Food and Stores; 12. Coastal and River Steamers. Plenty of Titanic references throughout. Some wear to the ends of the slightly faded spine (with lighter wear to extremities), very faint soiling to rear board, front inner hinge tender, sparse foxing, else vg. Uncommon. 350.00

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148 FOX, Stephen. CUNARD, Samuel). BRUNEL, Isambard Kingdom). Transatlantic : Samuel Cunard, Isambard Brunel, and the Great Atlantic Steamships. 1st pbk.
Harper Perennial, New York, 2004, ISBN:006095549x 
FOX, Stephen. Transatlantic : Samuel Cunard, Isambard Brunel, and the GreatAtlantic Steamships. (New York): Harper Perennial, (2004). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xviii,(2),[3]-493,(1), + 32 p. of black and white i llustrations. 8vo, illustrated red card covers. Contents: 1. The Sailing Packets; 2. Steam on Water; 3. Ships as Enterprise: Samuel Cunard of Halifax;4. Ships as Engineering: Isambard Kingdom Brunel; 5. The Cunard Line; 6. T he Collins Line; 7. Distinguished Failures; 8. Emigration and the Inman Line; 9. Life on a Steamer; 10. The White Star Line; 11. Competition and Invention; 12. Ships as Buildings: Two Cycles to Cunard; 13. Ships as Towns: Officers, Crew, Steerage; 14. Anglo-Americans; 15. Germans; 16. The Two FinestCunarders. Very good. 12.50

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149 FREDERICK, S.H., and H. CAPPER (eds.). LEWIS, H.T. LAMB, A.D. WEBB, A.W.O. Materials for Marine Machinery.
Institute of Marine Engineers [by] Marine Media Management Linited, London, 1976, 
FREDERICK, S.H., and H. CAPPER (eds.). Materials for Marine Machinery. (London) : [Published for] The Institute of Marine Engineers [by] Marine Media Management Linited, (1976). First Edition. Pp [i]-xvi,1-356. Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Steam Generating Plant and Pressure Vessels (by Commander H.T. Lewis). 2. Diesel Engines (by M.J. Briner and W. Felix). 3. Diesel Engine Cylinder Liners, Piston Rings and Lubrication (by A.D. Lamb). 4. Steam and Gas Turbines (by Commander H.T. Lewis). 5. Gearing and Shafting (by H.J. Watson). 6. Bearings (by A. Rose). 7. Salt Water Systems (by H. Capper). 8. Propellers (by A.W.O. Webb).9. Welding and Brazing (by M.J. Turner). 10. Fatigue Failures in Service ( by G.P. Smedley). Note: A defective copy, bound without the last 24 pages or so (i.e the end of chapter 10, various appendices, and the index.. Light edgewear, else very good in dustjacket (some edgewear and short tears). Uncommon. As is. 100.00

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150 FRICK, Curt Autofahren und Passagierschiffe der Welt
Werner Classen Verlag, Zurich, 1975, ISBN:3717202170 
FRICK, Curt. Autofahren und Passagierschiffe der Welt . Beschreibung von 625 Passagier-, Kreuzfahrten-, Linienschiffen und Autofahren mit 450 Abbildungen. Zurich: Werner Classen Verlag, (1975). Pp. [1]-320. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with white spine. A ship identification guide for car- and passenger-ferries throughout the world. Text in German. Vg. 30.00

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151 GALLAGHER, Thomas Fire at Sea. in dj.
Rinehart, 1959, 
GALLAGHER, Thomas. Fire at Sea : The Story of the Morro Castle. NY: Rinehart, (1959). Pp 280, 8 pp plates. 8vo, black spine with orange boards. An examination of the strange incidents and wild theories attendant upon the fiery demise of the famous liner. Name, else vg in edgworn and rubbed dj. 20.00

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152 GANNETT, Ezra S Arrival of the Britannia : A Sermon delivered in the Federal Street Meeting-House in Boston July 19, 1840. 1930 reprint
Joseph Dowe, 1930, 
GANNETT, Ezra S. The Arrival of the Britannia : A Sermon delivered in the Federal Street Meeting-House in Boston July 19, 1840. Boston: Joseph Dowe, 1840. 1930 reprint of the Boston original. Pp 23. 8vo, printed wraps. A facsimile reproduction of a sermon preached to commemorate the commencement of Cunard's transatlantic liner service, printed and distributed by the CunardLine in 1930. Spine cracked, one inch square missing from cover and page o ne, long tear to final page. 24.00

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153 GARDINER, Robin and Dan VAN DER VAT VAN DER VAT, Dan. Riddle of the Titanic. in dj
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1995, ISBN:0297815288 
GARDINER, Robin and Dan VAN DER VAT. The Riddle of the Titanic. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1995). Pp. [i]-xv,(1),[1]-312,(8), + [24] pp of plates. Illustrated with pictorial endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth. This is an examination of various conspiracy theories surrounding the sinking of the Titanic. As the authors state: "The resulting theories range from the mundanely explanatory to the apparently fantastical, as an example of the former, we argue that the White Star evaded a charge of gross negligence by paying off key witnesses. In the latter category we examine the idea that the Titanic was a ringer." -from the text. Very good in dust jacket. 25.00

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154 GARDINER, Robin and Dan VAN DER VAT VAN DER VAT, Dan. Titanic Conspiracy : Cover-ups and Mysteries of the World's Most Famous SeaDisaster. 1st in dj.
Birch Lane Press, Secaucus, NJ, 1996, ISBN:1559723475 
GARDINER, Robin and Dan VAN DER VAT. The Titanic Conspiracy : Cover-ups andMysteries of the World's Most Famous Sea Disaster. (Secaucus, NJ): Birch L ane Press, (1996). First Printing. Pp. (5),[vi]-xv,(1),[1]-312,(8), + [24] pp of plates. Illustrated endpapers. 8vo, black cloth spine with patterned paper covered boards, copper lettering to spine. "'The Titanic Conspiracy' raises many questions, including: Why was the ship's helmsman packed off toSouth Africa? and why did the ship's log go down with the ship? Why did Ca ptain Smith accelerate into the ice field of which he had been warned many times? and why did he wait twenty-five minutes to start the pumps that could have saved the ship? The book reveals Smith's astonishing accident record, and exposes the White Star line as having the worst safety record of any transatlantic shipping line. What caused the hole near the bow? The icebergcracked the plates along the ship's side, but this hole looks like the res ult of an explosion. Why is the position of the wreck irreconcilable with the Titanic's final SOS calls? Was the Titanic replaced at the last minute by her sister ship, the already damaged Olympic, in a plot to recover the huge losses she ran up? It would have required little more than the switchingof a few name plates." - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. 20.00

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155 GARDNER, Martin, ed ROBERTSON, Morgan. Wreck of the Titanic Foretold?
Prometheus Books, Buffalo, NY, 1986, ISBN:0879753218 
GARDNER, Martin, ed. The Wreck of the Titanic Foretold? Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, (1986). Pp (4), 5-157, (11) + [8] pages of plates. 8vo, white colth with black spine titles.. See Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 2080. "Believers in paranormal powers of precognition have long maintained that the sinking of the Titanic was perceived in advance by extrasensory perception. Their prize example is Morgan Robertson's sea novel, The Wreck of the Titan, published fourteen years before the Titanic went down. This unusual short novel is reproduced here in full, along with a selection of other writiings that seem to foretell the Titanic's fate, including an excerpt from anovel by the famous British journalist and spiritualist W.T. Stead, a shor t story called "The White Ghost of Disaster," and several poems about shipshitting icebergs in the North Atlantic. Gardener, a well-known skeptic of ESP, argues persuasively in his introductions to these selected works that the parallels in these writings are coincidences entirely within the boiunds of normal statistical laws of chance." -- from dust jacket. Very good in dust jacket. 15.00

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156 GARRISON, Webb Treasury of Titanic Tales. 2d pbk pr.
Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville, TN, 1998, ISBN:1558536582 
GARRISON, Webb. A Treasury of Titanic Tales. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, (1998). Second Printing. Pp (6),7-240. 8vo, ill. card covers. Contents: 1. Harold Bride: Switched Signals; 2. Guglielmo Marconi: Champion Lifesaver; 3. Belfast: Behemoth!; 4. Southampton: Bon Voyage; 5. Smooth Sailing: A Sea of Glass; 6. Day Five: Best Crossing Ever; 7. The Collision: Blue Ice; 8. Archibald Gracie: Fate at Work; 9. Archibald Butt and Frank Millet: Damon and Pythias; 10. John Jacob Astor: JJA or AV?; 11. William Thomas Stead: A Last Crusade; 12. Isidor and Ida Straus: Hand in Hand; 13. Harry Widener: A Wish Fulfilled; 14. Benjamin Guggenheim: Black Sheep; 15. Maggie Brown: Unsinkable!; 16. J. Bruce Ismay: Scapegoat; 17. J. Pierpont Morgan: Tapestries versus the Titanic; 18. Very Early Monday: Women and Children First; 19. Four Hours Plus: The Cruel Sea; 20. Dawn for Some: The Carpathia; 21. All the News That's Fit to Print: Facts and Fantasies; 22. Pier Fifty-four: Agony and Ecstasy; 23. Halifax: Mission Macabre; 24. William A. Smith: Bully Pulpit!; 25. Lord Mersey: A Bloody Whitewash; 26. Aftermath: Raise the Titanic. Vg. 12.00

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157 GELLER, Judith B. EATON, John P., foreword. Titanic : Women and Children First : Poignant accounts of those caught up in the world's worst maritime disaster
W.W. Norton, New York, 1998, ISBN:0393046664 
GELLER, Judith B. Titanic : Women and Children First : Poignant accounts ofthose caught up in the world's worst maritime disaster. Foreword by John B . Eaton. New York: W.W. Norton, (1998). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-224. Illustrated in colour and black-and-white. Double column. Large 8vo, blue clothwith gilt lettering to spine. "On no occasion has the order 'Women and chi ldren first' echoed across the years so dramatically as on the night of April 14/15 1912 when RMS Titanic began to slip beneath the icy waves of the North Atlantic. In those hours of panic and confusion, and with the realization that there were insufficient lifeboats for all the people on board, women and children of all ages, classes and circumstances were bundled willy-nilly into the boats and cast off. Suddenly the strict social divisions of the Titanic disappeared, as some of the world's richest and most fashionablewomen shared the nightmare with the poorest emigrants. Ehile some left beh ind priceless jewellery and furs, others lost everything they had brought for their new life in America. But far more agonizing than this, nearly all had lost their menfolk. Judith Geller's heart-rending narrative takes a cross-section of the women and children from the three classes and tells theirstories, often in their own words: how they came to be aboard the stricken liner, their hopes and aspirations, what happened to them on that awful ni ght, and how the experience shaped their future lvies." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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158 GIBBON, John Murray Steel of Empire : The Romantic History of the Canadian Pacific, the Northwest Passage of Today. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Bobbs-Merrill Co., Indianapolis / New York, 1935, 1935 
GIBBON, John Murray. Steel of Empire : The Romantic History of the Canadian Pacific, the Northwest Passage of Today. Indianapolis / New York : Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1935. First US Printing. Pp (18),1-423,(7) + frontispiece + 48 leaves plates + 3 maps, some folding. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine.

Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 3533; Peel 3437, Lowther, A Bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the Foundations 1849-1899 1756; Hale, Vancouver Centennial Bibliography 1142, Watters p.871, Rhodenizer p.651.

"The story of the Canadian Pacific is synonymous with the story of the making of modern Canada. But Mr Gibbon places the remote genesis of this most remarkable of railroads long before Canada as such was even thought of: in the age-old dream of the Northwest Passage to Cathay. With great modern liners plying both the Atlantic and the Pacific from Canadian ports the C.P.R. does in fact link the Occident and the Orient as no other one company does.

From its early beginnings Mr Gibbon traces the vision of the northern route to the Indies down to the present-day ribbons of steel across Canada and the connecting steamship lines which, taken together, reach from Southampton to Shanghai. We are shown the early mariners in their chimerical quest among the northern ice floes, the fur traders who penetrated the far interior by canoe and portage, the Northwesters and the servants of the Hudson's Bay Company. Canada was pushing westward." - from the dustjacket.

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159 GILLESPIE, J. Bryce RMS Queen Mary : Superliner Pictorial - The Factual Story of a Great Ship.
Command Publishing / Mike Roberts Color Productions, Berkeley, CA , 1971, 
(GILLESPIE, J. Bryce). RMS Queen Mary : Superliner Pictorial – The Factual Story of a Great Ship. (Berkeley, CA : Command Publishing / Mike Roberts Color Productions, 1971). Pp (24) including centerfold. Illustrated. 4to, redillustrated card covers. “In the following pages we have attempted to give the reader and insight into this great vessel and to share in her illustri ous past. As to her future, we are confident the Queen Mary shall become a MUST for the thousands of visitors who come each year to Southern California [her permanent home in Long Beach].” - from inside front cover. Rubbed, else very good. 15.00

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160 GOLDBERG, Mark H. Hog Islanders : The Story of 122 American Ships. Volume 1 of the American Merchant Marine History Series
American Merchant Marine Museum,, Kings Point, New York, 1991, ISBN:1879180015 
GOLDBERG, Mark H. The Hog Islanders``: The Story of 122 American Ships. Volume 1 of the American Merchant Marine History Series. Kings Point, New York: The American Merchant Marine Museum, 1991. First Edition. Pp [i]-viii,[1]-264. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Contents : Foreword by Frank O. Braynard; General Plan of Hog Island Shipyard; The Hog Island Type A Vessels; Type A & B Ships Compared; Plan of Passenger Accommodations -American Export Lines; Biographies of Individual Type A "Hog Islanders"; T he American Scantic Line Hog Island Combiliners (Scanpenn, Scanmail, Scanstates, Scanyork); The Delta Line Hog Island Combiships - the First "Coffee Liners" (Delnorte, Delsud, Delmundo, Delvalle); Names & Hull Numbers of the Hog Island Type B Transports; The Type B "Hog Islanders"; Appendices: Hog Island Type A Ships; Launch Dates; The Names; Subsequent Names; Under Private Ownership. Very good. 40.00

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