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141 BOND, Geoffrey Lancastria. 1st UK, in dj
Oldbourne, London, 1959, 
BOND, Geoffrey. Lancastria. London: Oldbourne, (1959). First UK Edition. Pp. (8),9-256. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white plates. 8vo, blue cloth cover with gold lettering to spine. Law 0144. "It was Monday, June 17th, 1940. Along the French coast a bewildered, battered army had crowded the beaches and filled the little ports, waiting to be picked up and taken back across the Channel. Lying off St. Nazaire was the liner Lancastria, 16,000 tons of elegance and steel, in which more than four thousand men, packedinto every available inch of space, could be carried to safety. Between se ven and eight that morning the first boats began to ferry their human cargoes out to the liner: airmen, pioneers, infantrymen, engineers, gunners; even 38 civilians. Around the Lancastria a group of ships was lying, all too vulnerable in those shallow waters. The Oronsay had already been hit. Then, about four o'clock in the afternoon - 'at eight bells, at the end of the afternoon watch' - the Lancastria was struck by bombs, and turned over and sank..." - from the inside cover page. Vg in rubbed and lightly soiled (but untorn) dj. Very scarce 150.00

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142 BOND, Geoffrey Lancastria. 1st UK, no dj
Oldbourne, London, 1959, 
BOND, Geoffrey. Lancastria. London: Oldbourne, (1959). First UK Edition. Pp. (8),9-256. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white plates. 8vo, blue cloth cover with gold lettering to spine. Law 0144. "It was Monday, June 17th, 1940. Along the French coast a bewildered, battered army had crowded the beaches and filled the little ports, waiting to be picked up and taken back across the Channel. Lying off St. Nazaire was the liner Lancastria, 16,000 tons of elegance and steel, in which more than four thousand men, packedinto every available inch of space, could be carried to safety. Between se ven and eight that morning the first boats began to ferry their human cargoes out to the liner: airmen, pioneers, infantrymen, engineers, gunners; even 38 civilians. Around the Lancastria a group of ships was lying, all too vulnerable in those shallow waters. The Oronsay had already been hit. Then, about four o'clock in the afternoon - 'at eight bells, at the end of the afternoon watch' - the Lancastria was struck by bombs, and turned over and sank..." - from the inside cover page. Spine sunned, soiling to rear cover, small mark to front cover, crease to rear cover, corners turned in, else vg.Very scarce 75.00

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143 BOND, Geoffrey Lancastria. 1st UK, no dj.
Oldbourne, London, 1959, 
BOND, Geoffrey. Lancastria. London: Oldbourne, (1959). First UK Edition. Pp. (8),9-256. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white plates. 8vo, blue cloth cover with gold lettering to spine. Law 0144. "It was Monday, June 17th, 1940. Along the French coast a bewildered, battered army had crowded the beaches and filled the little ports, waiting to be picked up and taken back across the Channel. Lying off St. Nazaire was the liner Lancastria, 16,000 tons of elegance and steel, in which more than four thousand men, packedinto every available inch of space, could be carried to safety. Between se ven and eight that morning the first boats began to ferry their human cargoes out to the liner: airmen, pioneers, infantrymen, engineers, gunners; even 38 civilians. Around the Lancastria a group of ships was lying, all too vulnerable in those shallow waters. The Oronsay had already been hit. Then, about four o'clock in the afternoon - 'at eight bells, at the end of the afternoon watch' - the Lancastria was struck by bombs, and turned over and sank..." - from the inside cover page. Very minor bumping to spine ends, front panel of dust jacket pasted to ffep, stamp to front pastedown, else a nice tight copy. Very scarce. 85.00

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144 BONE, David Landfall at Sunset : The life of a Contented Sailor. signed in dj.
Gerald Duckworth & Co., London, 1955, 
BONE, David. Landfall at Sunset : The life of a Contented Sailor. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., (1955). First Printing. Pp. [i]-ix,(3),13-222,(2), port. frontis., + 14 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In his youth as a brassbounder apprentice he scrambled aloft to fist frozen canvas in a blinding gale off Cape Horn; fifty years later, seamanship meant twirling with his fingertips the magic knobs of a radar screen in the powerheated wheelhouse of a great ocean liner. The author communicates his wonder at the astounding years of sea change in which he served; he comments entertainingly on the many seamen of all nations he has known; paints a delightful picture of the Glasgow of his youth; and tells with genuine humility his own story of the many breathtaking adventures in whicdh he was called to take part, in war and peace." - from the dj. Bone was a long-serving official on the Anchor Line, until he retired in 1946. Previous owner's inscription, else vg in nicked, chipped, price-clipped dj. Signed without inscription by Bone on the title page. 70.00

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145 BONE, David Landfall at Sunset : The Life of a Contented Sailor. First Edition in dustjacket,
Gerald Duckworth & Co., London, 1955, 
BONE, David. Landfall at Sunset : The Life of a Contented Sailor. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., (1955). First Printing. Pp. [i]-ix,(3),13-222,(2), portrait frontispiece + 14 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In his youth as a brassbounder apprentice he scrambled aloft to fist frozen canvas in a blinding gale off Cape Horn; fifty years later, seamanship meant twirling with his fingertips the magic knobs ofa radar screen in the powerheated wheelhouse of a great ocean liner. The a uthor communicates his wonder at the astounding years of sea change in which he served; he comments entertainingly on the many seamen of all nations he has known; paints a delightful picture of the Glasgow of his youth; and tells with genuine humility his own story of the many breathtaking adventures in which he was called to take part, in war and peace." - from the dj. Captain Sir David Bone, Commodore Master of the Anchor Line fleet until he retired in 1946, was born at Glasgow in 1874 and went to sea at sixteen in the City of Florence, a full-rigged sailing ship of about 1,200 tons. Joiningthe Anchor Line in 1899, he rose to command transatlantic liners of 17,000 tons and in them engaged in both World Wars. His first regular command, th e Cameronian, was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean in 1917 when carrying over 3,000 men, but he survived to undertake the landing of commandos in the same sea during the second Great War. He was created C.B.E. in 1941 and knighted for his services in 1946." - from the dj. Bone was a long-serving official on the Anchor Line, until he retired in 1946. Light spine wear, slightly bowed, fore-edge spotted, light foxing, else good in rubbed, spotted, worn, tape-repaired, unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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146 BONE, David Queerfella. First Edition in dustjacket
Duckworth, London, 1952, 
BONE, David W. The Queerfella. London : Gerald Duckworth & Co., (1952). First Printing. Pp (6),7-288. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 273. The Queerfella is Sir David Bone's first full-length novel. "In the early years of this century the full-rigged ship Bryn Gower, one of the last sailing ships in British registry, makes a voyage from Liverpool to Calcutta with a cargo of steel rails, and homeward to Dundee, laden with jute. Hero of the story—the Queerfella himself—is a young seaman, Duncan Stirrat, who joins the ship roaring drunk at Garston, thengradually, by the display of superior seamanship in emergency, wins promot ion to Third Mate and finally the chance to command. Adverse weather, the shifting of the cargo, a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, a drug-taking Mate, quarrels and casualties among the rest of the crew—these are all circumstances which test Stirrat's competence to the utmost, and the crisis is reachedwhen the Bryn Gower is imperilled on a lee shore and as a last resort has to be sailed into Dundee harbour in a great gale by the Queerfella himself.Life on board a British sailing ship has never been so intimately and vivi dly described, even in Sir David Bone's earlier works. Sailors will follow every detail of the voyage with professional relish: while the ordinary reader, in addition to enjoying the suspense and excitements of the voyage, will be absorbed by the interplay of character at close quarters in a 1,200-ton windjammer, under the influence of those misfortunes and natural calamities which bring out for better or worse the true quality of a man." (from the dj). Very good in un-clipped dustjacket. 35.00

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147 BONE, David W. BONE, Muirhead Merchantman Rearmed. UK in dj, inscribed
Chatto & Windus, London, 1949, 
BONE, David W. Merchantman Rearmed. With drawings by Muirhead Bone. London : Chatto & Windus, 1949. First Printing. Pp 332, including frontispiece andplates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettered navy blue title bl ock to spine. Law 1376. Contents : 1918-1939; Everything for the Ballroom; Envelope 'Z'; Ship's Husband; Sailing Orders; The Magnetic Caul; Continental Export; Binoculars; Seavacuees, and Blood for Britain; Troop Convoy; Movement Exodus; Paper Salvage; Manning a Sea Ghost; Confirmed Invalid; Circassia; One Shilling a Month; Sealed Orders; Operation Torch; Storm and Moonlight; Gareloch for Orders; Operation Husky; Action Deferred; Operation Shingle; On 'Monkey Island'; Casual Portent; The Return to France: Operation Bigot; Beach Operation in Reverse; Russian Episode; The Last Convoy; UnfinishedBusiness; Ocean Chessboard; Hauling Down. Very good in edgeworn, spine-chi pped, unclipped dust jacket. Signed and warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title leaf. 65.00

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148 BONE, David W. BONE, Muirhead Merchantmen-at-Arms : The British Merchants' Service in the War. First Edition
Chatto & Windus, London, 1919, 
BONE, David W. Merchantmen-at-Arms : The British Merchants' Service in the War. Drawings by Muirhead Bone. London : Chatto & Windus, 1919. First Edition. Pp 259. Illustrated. 4to, blue cloth. Contents : The Merchants' Service; Our Relations with the Navy; The Longshore View; Connection with the State; Manning; The Coastal Services; The Price o' Fish; The Rate of Exchange; Independent Sailings; Battledore and Shuttlecock; On Signals and Wireless; Transport Services; The Salvage Section; On Camouflage - and Ship's Names; Flags and Brotherhood of the Sea; The Convoy System; Outward Bound; Rendezvous; Conference; The Sailing; The North River; Homewards; Delivering the Goods; Conclusion "MN". Ring to front board, else vg. 75.00

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149 BONE, David W. RODMELL, H. Hudson. Lookoutman. First American Edition.
Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York, 1923, 
BONE, David W. The Lookoutman. Illustrated by H. Hudson Rodmell. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, (1923). First American Printing. Pp. (12),13-220,(4), colour frontispiece, + 3 leaves of colour plates. With more black andwhite illustrations to text. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to f ront board and spine. A delightful memento from the Golden Age of transatlantic steamship service. The author introduces the reader to typical Atlantic vessel types from the point of view of the seamen who served in them. Illustrations range from the coloured frotispiece depicting a Cunard four-stacker, to inked profiles of humble tugs and dredgers. Contents: 1. "Getting under way"; 2. The Great Ships; 3. Mail Liners; 4. Intermediate and Cargo Liners; 5. Caro Liners; 6. Tramp Steamers; 7. Turret Ships and Oil Tankers; 8. Steam Yachts and Cross-Channel Express Steamers; 9. Coasters and Short-Sea Traders; 10. Fishing Craft; 11. Pleasure Steamers; 12. Dredgers and Attendant Craft; 13. Tugs and Port-Service Vessels; 14. "Piping Down". With glossary. Plate opposite p. 84 ("A Cargo Liner Passing the Bar") missing, name to flyleaf, else very good. 30.00

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150 BONE, David W. TOMLINSON, H.M., intro. BONE, Muirhead Merchantmen-at-Arms : The British Merchants' Service in the War.
E.P. Dutton and Company, New York, 1929, 
BONE, David W. Merchantmen-at-Arms : The British Merchants' Service in the War. With drawings by Muirhead Bone and an introduction by H.M. Tomlinson. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, (1929). Second Edition, revised. Pp. (6),vii-xxii,(2),3-311,(3), frontispiece, + 15 leaves of plates. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Part I: 1. The Merchants' Service. Our Foundation - The Structure; 2. OurRelations with the Navy. Joining Forces - At Sea - Our War Staff; 3. The L ongshore View; 4. Connexion with the State. Trinity House, Our Alma Mater -The Board of Trade; 5. Manning. Part II: 6. The Coastal Services. The Home Trade - Pilots - Lightships; 7. "The Price o' Fish"; 8. The Rate of Exchan ge; 9. Independent Sailings; 10. Battledore and Shuttlecock; 11. On Signalsand Wireless; 12. Transport Services. Interlude - "The Man-o'-War's 'er 'u sband"; 13. The Salvage Section. The Tidemasters - A Day on the Shoals - The Dry Dock; 14. On Camouflage - and Ship's Names. Part III: 15. The ConvoySystem; 16. Outward Bound; 17. Rendezvous; 18, Conference; 19. The Sailing. Fog and the Turn of the Tide - "In Execution of Previous Orders"; 20. The North River; 21. Homewards. The Argonauts - An Ocean Voyage - "One Light onAll Faces'; 22. "Delivering the Goods"; Conclusion "MN". Some fading to sp ine lettering, else very good. 40.00

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151 BONSOR, N.R.P. 1960 Supplement to North Atlantic Seaway. 1st pr of suppl. in dj.
Stephenson and Sons, Prescot, Lancashire, 1960, 
BONSOR, N.R.P. 1960 Supplement to North Atlantic Seaway . Prescot, Lancashire: Stephenson & Sons, June 1960. First Printing of the supplement. Pp. (2),643-692, + 2 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, limp blue cloth with no lettering to front or spine. An addendum to Bonsor's 1955 publication North Atlantic Seaway, with corrections (by page), providing up-to-date information on trans-Atlantic shipping (without having to republish a 600-page volume). Vg in rubbed, nicked, price-clipped dj. 30.00

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152 BONSOR, N.R.P. ISHERWOOD, J.H. North Atlantic Seaway. Rev. ed., 2 vols, uk in dj
David & Charles, 1975, ISBN:0715364014 
BONSOR, N.R.P. North Atlantic Seaway : An illustrated history of the passenger services linking the old world with the new in five volumes. With illustrations by J.H. Isherwood. FIRST TWO VOLUMES ONLY. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, (1975, 1978). Revised edition. Pp. (6),7-471,(1); (4),477-868. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines. O'Dea 3088 for one-volume first edition of 1955 and 1960 supplement. Many St.John's entries. Illustrated with photos and drawings. "In the nearly twnety years since the first impression, the pattern of transatlantic passenger shipping has changed irrevocably, diminishing in importance to the extent that it is now possible to encompass virtually the entire story in the present edition. Its preperation has entailed a vast amount of painstaking research, and it now incorporates much important new information. Virtually all the original chapters and fleet lists have been rewritten, and seventy-six new chapters have been added [to the five-volume set, a reminder that this is only the first two volumes of Bonsor's ambitious project]. Name to front pastedowns, wrinkling and bumping to bottom edge of final few leaves of second volume (though no bumping to boards, suggesting a jamming during printing), else very good in nicked, spine-sunned dust jackets Two volumes for 125.00

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153 BONWICK, George J STEER, E.C. Ship's Business. 1st ed as is.
Maritime Press, 1953, 
BONWICK, George J and E.C. STEER. Ship's Business. Wokingham, Berks: Maritime Press, (May 1953). Pp. (4),5-295,(9) of ads. 8vo, red cloth. Contents include: "The Ship"; "Tonnage Measurement"; "Load Lines"; "Classification"; "The Master, Officers and Seamen"; "Customs and Health"; "Charter Parties and Bills of Lading"; "Marine Insurance"; "Safety of Life At Sea"; "Docks Regulations"; etc. Blue ink-like stain to fore-edge, rubbed spine has nicked ends, faint soiling to front board, name inked to front pastedown, as is. Lacking dj. 15.00

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154 BONWICK, George J STEER, E.C. Ship's Business. 1st ed.
Maritime Press, Workingham, Berks, 1953, 
BONWICK, George J and E.C. STEER. Ship's Business. Wokingham, Berks: Maritime Press, (May 1953). Pp. (4),5-295,(9) of ads, large folding chart tipped in. 8vo, red cloth. Contents include: "The Ship"; "Tonnage Measurement"; "Load Lines"; "Classification"; "The Master, Officers and Seamen"; "Customs and Health"; "Charter Parties and Bills of Lading"; "Marine Insurance"; "Safety of Life At Sea"; "Docks Regulations"; etc. Light spotting to top edge, else very good. No dj. 25.00

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155 BONWICK, George J STEER, E.C. Ship's Business. 4th ed. ex-lib.
Maritime Press, 1961, 
BONWICK, George J and E.C. STEER. Ship's Business. Fourth Edition. L: Maritime Press, (1961). Pp 330. 8vo, red cloth. Contents include: "The Ship"; "Tonnage Measurement"; "Load Lines"; "Classification"; "The Master, Officers and Seamen"; "Customs and Health"; "Charter Parties and Bills of Lading"; "Marine Insurance"; "Safety of Life At Sea"; "Docks Regulations"; etc. Ex-library (Seafarers Education Service), in ragged dj. 25.00

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156 BONYUN, Bill and Gene Living History Library Full Hold and Splendid Passage. US no dj. signed
Knopf, 1969, 
BONYUN, Bill and Gene. Full Hold and Splendid Passage : America Goes to Sea1815-1860. With maps, contemporary prints, and songs. N.Y.: Alfred A. Knop f, (1969). Pp 276. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. In The Living History Library Series. "Full Hold and Splendid Passage tells about America at sea (merchant marine, not navy) from 1815 to 1860, through the journals and recollections of those who sailed the ships. It is a personal documentary portraitof sea life, answering questions of interest to young people such as: What was it really like? What did the sailors eat? What were their moods, their songs, their relationships with one another, with the officers, the cook, the people they met in foreign lands? What was their attitude toward authority? How did it feel to struggle with storm-whipped canvas 160 feet above the deck in the face of driving sleet and snow? Were the South Sea islandersas lovely and romantic as they were rumored to be? Was the orient as myste rious and spellbinding as it was supposed to be?" - from the dj (dj not with this copy). Vg. Inscribed by the author. 30.00

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157 BOOT, Paul Reflections on a River : A Colour Portfolio of the Mersey's Shipping
John & Marion Clarkson, Longton, Preston, 1995, ISBN:0952117932 
BOOT, Paul. Reflections on a River : A Colour Portfolio of the Mersey's Shipping . Longton, Preston: John & Marion Clarkson, 1995. Revised edition. Pp. [1]-64. Illustrated in colour. Double column. Oblong 8vo, illustrated navy blue card covered boards. Includes an illustrated and annotated roster ofships that plied the waters of the Mersey. Vg. 35.00

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158 BOOT, Paul River in Retrospect : Further Reflections on the Mersey's Shipping
Priam Publications, Barnston, Wirral, 1996, ISBN:0952113317 
BOOT, Paul. A River in Retrospect : Further Reflections on the Mersey's Shipping. Barnston, Wirral: Priam Publications, 1996. Pp. [1]-64. Illustrated in colour. Double column. Oblong 8vo, illustrated black card covered boards. Includes an illustrated and annotated roster of ships that plied the waters of the Mersey. Bump to bottom edge of rear board, else vg. 25.00

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159 BOTKIN, B.A., ed. CARMER, Carl, foreword Treasury of Mississippi River Folklore : Stories, Ballads, Traditions and Folkways of the Mid-American River Country. no dj.
Crown Publishers, New York, 1955, 
BOTKIN, B.A., ed. A Treasury of Mississippi River Folklore : Stories, Ballads, Traditions and Folkways of the Mid-American River Country. Foreword by Carl Carmer. New York: Crown Publishers, (1955). Pp. [i]-xx,[1]-620. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt decoration to front and gilt lettering to spine. Minor bumping an light fraying to spine ends, many corners dog-eared, else vg. 20.00

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160 BOUDREAU, R.L BOUDREAU, Walter. Man Who Loved Schooners. signed.
Nimbus, Halifax, 2000, ISBN:1551093197 
BOUDREAU, R.L. The Man Who Loved Schooners. (Halifax): Nimbus, (2000). Pp 170. 8vo, ill. blue card covers. The author's transcription of his father's (Walter Boudreau) experiences as a merchant seaman and as a schooner captain. Walter Boudreau was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia; R.L. in Baddeck. "Thisbook plots an exciting voyage from a shipwreck in the far north and the dr amatic rescue of a U.S. naval vessel, to an eerie encounter with a tiger shark. We witness the terror of confronting a 65-foot rogue wave, a fight with drug pirates in the Bahamas, and the onslaught of a vicious hurricane." -from the rear cover. Very good. Signed with inscription by Boudreau on the title page. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than q uoted. 12.50

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