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21 CAWTHORNE, Nigel History of Pirates : Blood and Thunder on the High Seas
Capella, Toronto, 2004, ISBN:1841931829 
CAWTHORNE, Nigel. A History of Pirates : Blood and Thunder on the High Seas. (Toronto): Capella, (2004). Pp. (1)-240. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated black card covered boards. "The pirates, their weapons, their ships, their victims, and their hideouts" are presented in this volume. Contents: The Victims; The Privateers; The Buccaneers; 'The Richest and Wickedest City in theNew World'; The Weapons; The Ships; Life Aboard the Pirate Ships; Captain Kidd and the Lure of the Orient; The Suppression of Piracy; The Swashbuckling Continues. Vg. 15.00

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22 CAWTHORNE, Nigel Pirates : An Illustrated History.
Capella, London, 2005, ISBN:1841933260 
CAWTHORNE, Nigel. Pirates : An Illustrated History. (London) : Capella, (2005). Pp [1]-144. Illustrated. Index. Double Column. 4to, brown illustrated card covers. “Pirates: An Illustrated History looks at the reality behind these legends and reveals a world often as gripping as anything acted out byErrol Flynn. It portrays the pirates, their weapons, their ships, their vi ctims and their hideouts, including the 'pirate capital city' of Port Royalon Jamaica, once infamous as 'the wickedest city in thew world'.” - from t he back cover. Very good. 10.00

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23 CHATTERTON, E. Keble On the High Seas. 1st UK no dj.
Philip Allan, 1929, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. On the High Seas. L.: Philip Allan, (1929). First UK Edition. Pp 319, frontis.+ 15 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 1. Deep Sea Roving [includes Sir William Monson; 17th c. Q ships]; 2. The Sea Life; 3. Adventures on the High Seas [Sir Henry Mainwaring, &c]; 4. The Profession of Piracy; 5. The Thrill of Adventure; 6. Peril on the Sea; 7. Deep Sea Drama; 8. Mutiny and Hurricane; 9. St.Helena and theSlavers; 10. On Patrol [anti-sub]; 11. Gambling with Death; 12. High Sea F leets. Moderate foxing to ffep and rfep, spine rubbed, bookplate to front paste-down, else vg. 80.00

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24 CHATTERTON, E. Keble MAINWARING, Henry MONSON, William On the High Seas. US no dj
1929, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. On the High Seas. Philadelphia : (1929). Pp 319, frontis.+ 15 leaves of plates. 8vo, green cloth. 1. Deep Sea Roving [includes Sir William Monson; 17th c. Q ships]; 2. The Sea Life; 3. Adventures on the High Seas [Sir Henry Mainwaring, &c]; 4. The Profession of Piracy; 5. The Thrill of Adventure; 6. Peril on the Sea; 7. Deep Sea Drama; 8. Mutiny and Hurricane; 9. St.Helena and the Slavers; 10. On Patrol [anti-sub]; 11. Gambling with Death; 12. High Sea Fleets. Several Newfoundland references. Some spotting, rubbing ow vg. 35.00

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25 CHIDSEY, Donald Barr American Privateers. American Edition, no dustjacket.
Dodd, Mead, 1962, 
CHIDSEY, Donald Barr. The American Privateers. Illustrated. New York: Dodd,Mead & Co., 1962. First US Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-vi,(4),1-180, + 8 p. of b lack and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with dark blue lettering to spine. Teastaining to front board, light edgespotting, else very good.Lacking dustjacket. Uncommon. 15.00

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26 CLARKSON, Betty Tom, David and the Pirates
Borealis Press, Ottawa , 1980, 
CLARKSON, Betty. Tom, David and the Pirates. Ottawa : Borealis Press, 1980.Pp (8),1-93,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, cardcovers. A novel for young readers. Chapters include: Aboard the Elias Andrews; St.John's; Whales!; The Great Auks; Winter on the New Found Land. Very good. 14.00

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27 CLEUGH, Eric Viva Mallorca : Yesterday and Today in the Balearic Islands. 1st UK in dj
Cassell, 1963, 
CLEUGH, Eric. Viva Mallorca : Yesterday and Today in the Balearic Islands. L.: Cassell, (1963). First Printing. Pp 177. 8vo, blue cloth. "A wealth of legend surrounds the islands which have been the resort of piracy, the recruiting area for the famous Balearic slingers, the centre of East-West trade, and even a place of exile for prisoners of war." - from the dj. Vg in rubbed, nicked dj. 27.50

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28 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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29 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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30 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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31 CLIFFORD, Barry PERRY, Paul. Expedition Whydah :The Story of the World's First Excavation of a Pirate Treasure Ship and the Man Who Found Her. in dj.
Cliff Street Books, 1999, ISBN:0060192321 
CLIFFORD, Barry. Expedition Whydah :The Story of the World's First Excavation of a Pirate Treasure Ship and the Man Who Found Her. With Paul Perry. (NY): Cliff Street Books, (1999). Pp 311. 8vo, green spine with tan boards. An account of the discovery and excavation of the pirate Black Sam Bellamy'sship Whydah off the coast of Massachusetts. Remainder mark to top edge, el se vg in dj. 22.00

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32 CLUNE, Frank STEPHENSEN, P.R. Pirates of the Brig Cyprus. 2nd British Printing in dustjacket
Rupert Hart-Davis, 1962, 1962 
CLUNE, Frank and P.R. STEPHENSEN. Pirates of the Brig Cyprus. London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1962. Second UK Printing. Pp (4),5-205,(3). Map in text. 8vo, dark olive cloth, silver lettering to spine.

"This is the first complete and accurate account of one of the most extraordinary adventures in the annals of seamanship and crime. On 14 August 1829 the brig Cyprus was sheltering in Recherche Bay on the south-east coast of Van Diemen's Land. She was taking a batch of convicts to the penal settlement at Macquarie Harbour. With the Captain drunk, the Mate and Army lieutenant lured out of the way by accident or design, the convicts mutinied under the skilfully disguised leadership of William Walker - alias William Swallow - who had, unknown to the authorities, already once been transported to Van Diemen's Land and had escaped. Swallow 's remarkable remarkable pertinacity in sailing the stolen brig to New Zealand, the Tonga Islands and Japan, before scuttling her in the China Sea, provides an epic of leadership and endurance, and the adventures of the military guard and the unmutinous convicts who were marooned ashore is an extraordinary tale of vacillating pusillanimity among the officers in charge, and heroism and enterprise in the little double-crossing cockney who did his best to betray his fellow convicts.

The authors have based this book on documentary evidence and shown not only considerable narrative ability but also much skill in disentangling the truth from the many contradictory accounts of an event about which most of the protagonists were only to keen to tell lies to save their own skins." - from the dustjacket.

Name, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 40.00

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33 COLLINGWOOD, Harry LANCASTER, William Joseph Cosens STANILAND, C.J. WELLS, J.P. Pirate Island : A Story of the South Pacific. New Edition
Blackie & Son Limited, London, 1902, 
COLLINGWOOD, Harry. The Pirate Island : A Story of the South Pacific. New Edition. With six page illustrations by C.J. Staniland and J.R. Wells. London : Blackie and Son Limited, 1902. Pp (8),[9]-339,(1),[1]-32, frontispiece + 5 plates. 8vo, illustrated blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, pink letering to spine. The author (whose real name was William Joseph Cosens Lancaster) wrote many popular adventure stories for boys. Spine darkened, some wear to spine ends and corners, back cver heavilly soiled, cocked, Sunday School Prize bookplate, else very good. As is. 30.00

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34 CONLIN, Dan. Pirates of the Atlantic : Robbery, murder and mayhem off the Canadian East Coast. First Edition, inscribed.
Formac, Halifax, 2009, ISBN:9780887807411 
CONLIN, Dan. Pirates of the Atlantic : Robbery, murder and mayhem off the Canadian East Coast. (Halifax): Formac Publishing Company, (2009). First Edition. Pp. (3),4-96. Illustrated in colour. Double column. Square 8vo, illustrated card covers with black spine, red and tan lettering to front cover and spine. "Pirates have scoured the Atlantic coast from the 15th century tothe present day. Separating myth from reality, author Dan Conlin explains how piracy came to Atlantic Canada from rival European empires that sought to conquer and settle North America." - from rear. Contents: 1. Buccaneers and Privateers; 2. Bartholomew Roberts and the Golden Age of Piracy; 3. Loathsome Ned Low; 4. John Phillips and the End of the Golden Age; 5. Pirates,Mutineers and Wreckers in the Age of Sail; 6. Pirate Life; 7. Pirate Folkl ore and Myth; 8. Pirates in Popular Culture. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Conlin to the late Gwen Spicer, wife of marine historian Stanley Spicer. 15.00

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35 CONLIN, Dan. Pirates of the Atlantic : Robbery, murder and mayhem off the Canadian East Coast. Paperback.
Formac, Halifax, 2009, ISBN:9780887807411 
CONLIN, Dan. Pirates of the Atlantic : Robbery, murder and mayhem off the Canadian East Coast. (Halifax): Formac Publishing Company, (2009). First Edition. Pp. (3),4-96. Illustrated in colour. Double column. Square 8vo, illustrated card covers with black spine, red and tan lettering to front cover and spine. "Pirates have scoured the Atlantic coast from the 15th century tothe present day. Separating myth from reality, author Dan Conlin explains how piracy came to Atlantic Canada from rival European empires that sought to conquer and settle North America." - from rear. Contents: 1. Buccaneers and Privateers; 2. Bartholomew Roberts and the Golden Age of Piracy; 3. Loathsome Ned Low; 4. John Phillips and the End of the Golden Age; 5. Pirates,Mutineers and Wreckers in the Age of Sail; 6. Pirate Life; 7. Pirate Folkl ore and Myth; 8. Pirates in Popular Culture. Very good. 12.00

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36 COOPER, James Fenimore Sea Lions
University of Nebraska Press, 1965, 
COOPER, James Fenimore. The Sea Lions. Edited with an introduction by Warren S. Walker. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1965). Pp 503. 8vo, illustrated card covers. An adventure novel from the pen of one of America's most well-know authors that takes the reader from an Arctic seal hunt in the age of sail to pirate treasure in the West Indies. Rubbed, inner hinge starting, front free endpaper creatively cut by scissors, sm. abrasion to title page, ow vg. 12.00

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37 COTTRELL, Dorothy. Silent Reefs. Book Club Edition in dustjacket
William Morrow & Company, New York, 1953, 
COTTRELL, Dorothy. The Silent Reefs. New York : William Morrow & Company, (copyright 1953). Book Club Edition. Pp (6),1-241,(5). Maps to endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth, white lettering to spine, top edge dyed blue. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 564 : "an investigation into the shipwreck of a sailingvessell in the post-war West Indies". Their brother is missing and Henri a nd Joseph Christophe sail to the mysterious Purple Reefs, off the coast of Cuba to find some answers. "A story of love and adventure in the West Indies follows the strange disappearance of the motorship, Christophe, lost withall hands in a sea as calm as glass. The Christophes were a French family who had lived on Home Islaijd for generations. The island itself had long been famous fot stories of piracy and lost treasure. But when Capt. Malcolm Christophe bade his wife goodbye and set off on his last voyage, no one dreamed that there would be yet another true mystery to add to the island's store of legend." (from the dj). Ida Dorothy Ottley Cottrell (16 July 1902–29June 1957), better known as Dorothy Cottrell, was an Australian writer. Bo rn in Picton, she contracted infantile paralysis as a child and spent the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Her first novel, The Singing Gold, was published in 1928. She lived for a time in the US and also worked as an artistand cartoonist. The Silent Reefs (1953) was filmed as The Secret of the Pu rple Reef (1960). Very good in dustjacket (spine ends chipped). 12.50

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38 CREIGHTON, Margaret S., ed NORLING, Lisa, ed. Gender Relations in the American Experience Series) Iron Men, Wooden Women. pbk
Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, 1996, ISBN:0801851602 
CREIGHTON, Margaret S. and Lisa NORLING, eds. Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, (1996). First Printing. Pp 293. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. A volume in the Gender Relations in the American Experience Series. "In this ground-breaking interdisciplinary study, Margaret Creighton, Lisa Norling, and their co-authors explore the relationship of gender and seafaring in the Anglo-American age of sail. Drawing on a wide range of American and British sources- from diaries, logbooks, and account ledgers tosongs, poetry, fiction and a range of public sources- the authors show how popular fascination with seafaring and the sailors' rigorous, male-only li fe led to models of gender behavior based on 'iron men' aboard ship and 'stoic women' ashore." -from the cover. Vg. 15.00

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39 CRESWELL, William). THOMPSON, Paul (ed.) THOMPSON, Paul (ed.) Close to the Wind : The Early Memoirs (1866-1879) of Admiral Sir William Creswell, K.C.M.G., K.B.E. First Edition in dustjacket
Heinemann, London, 1965, 
(CRESWELL, William). THOMPSON, Paul (ed.). Close to the Wind : The Early Memoirs (1866-1879) of Admiral Sir William Creswell, K.C.M.G., K.B.E. London : Heinemann, (1965). First Edition. (6),[vii]-ix,(1),1-210,(4),+ 8 pp plates. Map in text and on endpapers. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering tospine. "In 1866 when the author joined the Royal Navy at 13 1/2, sail was still preferred to steam. These lively memoirs of his first twelve years atsea by the man who was later the founder of the Royal Australian Navy reve al how close a midshipman's life then was to the days of Nelson. Masts, canvas, storms and personalities bounded his young days, and hard conditions were no deterrent to his enthusiasm. He sailed the world: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Africa, America were all in his orbit. Later as a lieutenant on anti-piracy patrol in the vicinity of Zanzibar he had a plentiful share of action and excitement. At 26 he resigned from the Service for lack of private means and emigrated to Australia. Civilian life as a settler proved disappointing but after a few years there he was persuaded to rejoin the Navy. From then onwards he was the unwavering and increasingly respected advocate ot an independent Australian naval force; in 1905 he became its first Director. The Memoirs were begun after his retirement in 1919 and were finished in 1931, two years before his death. They were then consigned to the vaults of a bank and have only recently been brought to light. The editor, Mr Paul Thompson, has done a considerable service in making them available to the public." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. 1. Early Entry. 2. Admiral Pincher. 3. The Phoeb. 4. North Atlantic; . 5. To Bermuda and Port Royal. 6. Spanish Main. 7. Antics, Animals, and Accounts. 8. Ocean Sailing. 9. Australia and New Zealand. 10. Pacific Pleasures. 11. Junk Chasing with the Midge. 12. Man Overboard. 13. Hunting the Slave Traders. 14. More Prizes. 15. Rough Justice. 16. Australian Epilogue. Glossary. A few references to Halifax, Nova Scotia on pages 38-39 and 72. Very good in unclipped spine-browneddustjacket. 35.00

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40 CRICHTON, Michael. Pirate Latitudes : A Novel. Uncorrected Proof.
Harper, New York, 2009, 
CRICHTON, Michael. Pirate Latitudes : A Novel. (New York) : Harper, (2009).Uncorrected Proof. Pp (8).[1]-312,(2). 8vo, illustrated card covers, red l ettering to black spine. "The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of theSpanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, g rog shops, and bawdy houses. In this steamy climate there's a living to be made, a living that can end swiftly by disease-or by dagger. For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with those ruthless enough to make it. Word in port is that the galleon El Trinidad, fresh from New Spain, is awaiting repairs in a nearby harbor. Heavily fortified, the impregnable harbor is guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla, a favorite commander of the Spanish king himself. With backing from a powerful ally, Hunter assembles a crew of ruffians to infiltrate the enemy outpost and commandeer El Trinidad, along with its fortune inSpanish gold. The raid is as perilous as the bloodiest tales of island leg end, and Hunter will lose more than one man before he even sets foot on foreign shores, where dense jungle and the firepower of Spanish infantry standbetween him and the treasure...." Very good. 15.00

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