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61 DEFOE, Gideon Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2004, ISBN:0297848852 
DEFOE, Gideon. The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2004). Pp. [8],1-135,[1]. Illustrated. Small 8vo, black cloth cover with gold lettering to spine. Rear top corner slightly bent, else vg in vg dj. 10.00

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62 DONNO, Elizabeth Story Hakluyt Society 2nd Series 147 MADOX, Richard Elizabethan in 1582 : The Diary of Richard Madox, Fellow of All Souls. in dj
Hakluyt Society, London, 1976, ISBN:0904180042 
DONNO, Elizabeth Story. An Elizabethan in 1582 : The Diary of Richard Madox, Fellow of All Souls. London : The Hakluyt Society, 1976. Pp 365. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, blue cloth. Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Volume 147. "Chronicling, in the main, the initial (albeit abortive) attempt to establish a spice trade in the Moluccas, the Diary of Richard Modox, Fellow of All Souls, covers a single calendar year. Since five months of that year were to pass before the flotilla of four ships rounded the Lizard, the Diary also records its author's winding up of his affairs at Oxford, his stay in Londonfollowing upon the problems and false starts incident to departure, and th e slow passage from Blackwall to Southampton aboard the Edward Bonaventure with the many visits to and from persons interested in the enterprise. The last seven months record the tensions and rivalries that developed in the command, the long sojourn at Sierra Leon, and an account of the subsequent passage to São Vincent, Brazil, where they were to encounter three Spanish ships and, in the words of Madox's fellow chaplain, have "one verye hott breakfaste fyghting." As a circumstantial document, the Diary provides diverseinformation, ranging from details of the Oxford and London scenes and the organizational aspects of the trading venture to the customs of the nativesof Sierra Leon, including the earliest record of an African Language, toge ther with drawings of the flora and fauna. As a personal document, it includes mordant comments on many individuals, particularly those participants in the venture who wish to turn to piracy. From mid-September on when Richard Madox became personal non grata to his "captaine-General", they are concealed by cipher and pseudonyms, but they are made intelligible through the clues he supplies - marginalia, cross-referencing, and an index to incriminating passages. Inhibited from keeping the official record of the voyage as members of the Privy Council had appointed him to do, Madox seems to have used this portion of his Diary as a substitute for it. Appendices include both his official record though it is extant only up until 21 July and the complementary diary of his fellow chaplain John Walker. Taken in conjunction with materials already printed, these several texts complete the documenting of the first attempt on the part of the English to establish a spice trade, an attempt that antedated the chartering of the East Indian Company by nearly twenty years." Waterstaining to spine and rear board, name, else vg in watertstained dj. As is. 30.00

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63 DRAKE, Francis). KELSEY, Harry. Sir Francis Drake : The Queen's Pirate.
Yale University Press, New Haven and London , 0, ISBN:0300071825 
(DRAKE, Francis). KELSEY, Harry. Sir Francis Drake : The Queen's Pirate. New Haven and London : Yale University Press, (1998). First Printing. Pp (2),[i]-xviii,(2),[1]-566,(4). Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, red cloth spine lettered in black, blur paper covered boards. "In this lively and engaging new biography, Harry Kelsey shatters the familiar image of Sir Francis Drake. The Drake of legend was a pious, brave, and just seaman who initiated the move to make England a great naval power and whose acts of piracy againsthis country’s enemies earned him a knighthood for patriotism. Kelsey pai nts a different and far more interesting picture of Drake as an amoral privateer at least as interested in lining his pockets with Spanish booty as inforwarding the political goals of his country, a man who became a captain general of the English navy, but never waged traditional warfare with any success. Drawing on much new evidence, Kelsey describes Drake's early life as the son of a poor family in sixteenth-century England. He explains how Drake dabbled in piracy, gained modest success as a merchant, and then took advantage of the hostility between Spain and England to embark on a series of daring pirate raids on undefended Spanish ships and ports, preempting Spanish demands for punishment by sharing much of his booty with the Queen andher councillors. Elizabeth I liked Drake because he was a charming rogue, and she made him an integral part of her war plans against Spain and its armada, but she quickly learned not to trust him with an important command: he was unable to handle a large fleet, was suspicious almost to the point ofparanoia, and had no understanding of personal loyalty. For Drake, the mar k of success was to amass great wealth, preferably by taking it from someone else and the primary purpose of warfare was to afford him the opportunityto accomplish this." - from the dj. Very good to fine in unclipped dustja cket. 20.00

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Seeräuberei im Mittelmeer , ECK, Otto
64 ECK, Otto Seeräuberei im Mittelmeer
Verlag R. Oldenbourg, 1943, 
ECK, Otto. Seeräuberei im Mittelmeer : Dunkle Blätter Europäiser Geschichte. Munich: Verlag R. Oldenbourg, 1943. Pp 317, frontis., [7] leaves plates. 8vo, green spine with grey boards. A study of piracy in the Mediterranean (from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries) published in Germany duringthe Second World War. Spine and top edge sunned slightly, else vg. 100.00

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65 ENGLE, Eloise . LOTT, Arnold S. America's Maritime Heritage.
Naval Institute, 1975, 
ENGLE, Eloise and Arnold S. LOTT. America's Maritime Heritage. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, (1975). Pp 371. Illustrated. Large 8vo, illustrated cloth. Contents : Colonial America; Early Maritime Development; Colonial Seaports; The Revolutionary War; Ships Overseas; Perils of Independence; All Ships - All Seas; The Paths of the Sea; Clippers to California; Piracy and Slavery; Trade, Treaties, and Exploration; The Civil War; Inland Waterways; The Navy and the Nation; Sociology and Education; Technology; Shipbuilding; Global War; Our Cultural Heritage; Sea Power and National Survival. With bibliography and index. Very good in slightly chipped dustjacket. 32.00

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66 ESQUEMELING, John Buccaneers of America : Comprising a pertinent and truthful description of the principal acts and inhuman cruelty committed by the English and French buccaneers against the Spaniards in America. Folio Society
Folio Society, London, 1972, 
EXQUEMELIN, A.O. The Buccaneers of America : Comprising a pertinent and truthful description of the principal acts and inhuman cruelty committed by the English and French buccaneers against the Spaniards in America. Written by A.O. Exquemelin who himself, of necessity, was present at all these acts of plunder. Translated by Alexis Brown with an introduction by Jack Beeching. London : The Folio Society, MCMLXXII [1972]. Pp [1]-194,(2), frontis + 11 leaves plates. Endpaper Maps. 8vo, blue calf spine, decorated woodgrain-pattern paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, in a brown paper covered slipcase. Contents : I. How the French came to Hispaniola; the nature of the country and life of the inhabitants. II. The origins of the renowned buccaneers, Francois l'Olonnais [Jean-David Nau] and John [Henry] Morgan, and their most celebrated exploits against the Spaniards in America; together with the life and deeds of certain other sea-rovers living in and around these regions. III. The capture and burning of Panama City, on the South Sea, by Morgan; with the capture of other places besides; together with the voyage of the author along the coast of Costa Rica and the events of this journey. Nick to spine, light wear to spine ends, else very good in very goodslipcase. 30.00

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67 EVANS, E.R.G.R., Rear-Admiral To Sweep the Spanish Main! in dj.
George G. Harrap, London, 1932, 
EVANS, E.R.G.R., Rear-Admiral. To Sweep the Spanish Main! . London: George G. Harrap, (1932). Pp. [1]-300,(4), frontis., + 5 p. of plates. Illustrated. Large 8vo, red cloth spine with illustrated paper covered boards, An adventure novel for young adults about pirates on the Spanish main. Foxing throughout, else vg in rubbed, spine-chipped, hinge-split dj. 45.00

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68 FITZGERALD, Jack KEATING, John, Captain) Treasure Island Revisited : The Newfoundland story that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. First Edition
Creative Publishers, St. John's, NL, 1981, ISBN:1894294890 
FITZGERALD, Jack. Treasure Island Revisited : [page [i] adds : The Newfoundland story that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island]. St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador : Creative Publishers, 2005. First Edition. Pp. (6),[vii]-xi,(1),[1]-160. With 17 b&w photos to text as well as other illustrations. 8vo, photo-illustrated blue card covers. John Joseph Fitzgerald (b.1945) in DNLB pp. 108-9. Captain John Keating (b. February 18, 1808, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland - August 15, 1882, St. John's, Newfoundland). For those of you who like action-shots of reading there are four in this book of Mr Fitzgerald doing just that: on pp. 10, 32, 128 and 142, with the first and last being the same shot. "The story of 'Captain Keating of the Cocos Island Treasure' was known throughout the world as "The Lost Treasure ofLima", which was the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Isl and." -from the cover. Here Jack Fitzgerald: "removes the veil of secrecy that has surrounded [Newfoundland native] John Keating's name for almost twocenturies, and reveals his story for the first time." -from the text. Intr oduction by Robert "Bob" Rumsey; Chapters : 1. The Lost Treasure of Lima; 2. Keating Gets the Treasure Map; 3. Keating Finds Lost Treasure of Lima; 4.Enter Captain Nick Fitzgerald; 5. Clues to the Treasure; 6. Stevenson's Bi g Gun; 7. Shysters and Adventurers; 8. The True Pirate and Treasure; 9. Stevenson's Treasure Island. With notes and bibliography. Very good. 25.00

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69 FOSS, Michael GILBERT, Humphrey, Sir) CABOT, John) RALEIGH, Walter, Sir) Undreamed Shores. pbk.
Phoenix Press, London, 2000, ISBN:1842120778 
FOSS, Michael. Undreamed Shores : England's Wasted Empire in America : [A story of Rogues, Pirates, High-flying Ambition and Plain Greed]. L.: PhoenixPress, (2000). Pp. 186. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers wit h red spine. A look at some of the key figures in the failed early English exploration and colonisation attempts in North America - John Cabot, ThomasStukeley, Humphrey Gilbert, Walter Raleigh - and their questionable motive s and skills in attempting to do so. Vg. 15.00

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70 FRASER, J. Alban Spain and the West Country. First Edition
Burns Oates & Washbourne, London, 1935, 
FRASER, J. Alban. Spain and the West Country. London : Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., (1935). Pp 330. Illustrated. 8vo, orange cloth. Juan Alban Fraser. The Spanish connections with Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset. Some chapters of interest : 2. Medieval Bristol; 3. Judgements of the Sea; 7. "Point de Marine sans Pelerinage"; 15. Buccaneers; 18. Seventeenth Century Privateers. Lacking flyleaf, spine sunned, else very good. 30.00

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71 FRASER, Mary L. Folklore of Nova Scotia. First Edition
1932, 
FRASER, Mary L. Folklore of Nova Scotia. (n.p): (n.pub), (n.d.). ca 1932. Pp. 115 + 7 p. of plates, frontispiece. 8vo, brown card covers. Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 5140. Dagg, The Feminine Gaze : A Canadian Compendium of Non-Fiction Women Authors and Their Books, 1836-1945. p.107. Not in Watters, Rhodenizer, Laugher. A selection of folklore from throughout Nova Scotia. Chapters : 1. The Land and its People; 2. Indian Myth and Legend; 3. Popular Superstitions; 4. The Second Sight; 5. Forerunners; 6. Apparitions due to Strong Wishing; 7. The Return of the Dead; 8. Witches and Witchcraft; 9. Fairy Lore; 10. Buried Treasure; 11. Attendant Spirits; 12. Mermaids; 13. The Devil in Folklore; 14. Legends Mainy Religious; 15. Weather Lore; 16. Customs. Cracked between pp. 36-37 and pp.84-85, rubbed, else vg. 50.00

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Folklore of Nova Scotia. Third? Formac Printing., FRASER, Mary L. JOHNS, Linda
72 FRASER, Mary L. JOHNS, Linda Folklore of Nova Scotia. Third? Formac Printing.
Formac, Antigonish, 1980, ISBN:0887800041 1980 0887800041 / 9780887800047 
FRASER, Mary L. Folklore of Nova Scotia. Antigonish, N.S. : Formac Limited, [n.d.]. ca 1980. Third? Formac Printing. "Published and Distributed by Formac Limited, Box 1111, Antigonish, N.S." Pp. (6),vii-xiii,(1),1-115,(1) + 7 p. of plates. 8vo, off-white cardcovers with black Linda Johns illustration and yellow lettering to front, blank spine.

Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 5140.

A selection of folklore from throughout Nova Scotia.

Chapters :
1. The Land and its People;
2. Indian Myth and Legend;
3. Popular Superstitions;
4. The Second Sight;
5. Forerunners;
6. Apparitions due to Strong Wishing;
7. The Return of the Dead;
8. Witches and Witchcraft;
9. Fairy Lore;
10. Buried Treasure;
11. Attendant Spirits;
12. Mermaids;
13. The Devil in Folklore;
14. Legends Mainy Religious;
15. Weather Lore;
16. Customs.

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73 GIBBS, Jim Shipwrecks in Paradise : An Informal Marine History of the Hawaiian Islands. 1st in dj.
Superior Publishing Company, Seattle, WA, 1977, ISBN:0875642195 
GIBBS, Jim. Shipwrecks in Paradise : An Informal Marine History of the Hawaiian Islands. (Seattle, WA): Superior Publishing Company, (1977). First Edition. Pp (6),7-183,(1). Double column. Large 8vo, blue cloth. A well-illustrated, though perhaps poorly titled, anecdotal account of some of the more stirring marine incidents to occur in waters adjacent to the Hawaiian islands, from age of sail shipwrecks to the Glomar Explorer's salvage of a Russian nuclear submarine in 1972. Chapters : 1. Born of the Sea; 2. The Early Shipwrecks; 3. Treachery; 4. Pirates and Buccaneers; 5. Come the Whaleships (pp.59-70); 6. Pioneer Island Commerce; 7. In Puffs [sic] the Steamers; 8. Trade Develops; 9. Sea Disasters Involving Death; 10. Lighthouses and Navigation Aids (pp.121-143); 11. Hawaiian Sampans; 12. Naval Proceedings and the Scars of Battle; 13. New Era, Same Problems. With bibliography and index.Vg in rubbed dj. 35.00

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74 GILKERSON, William Pirate's Passage. First American Paperback Printing
Trumpeter, Boston, 2007, ISBN:9781590304631 
GILKERSON, William. Pirate's Passage. Written and illustrated by William Gilkerson. Boston : Trumpeter, 2007. First American Paperback Printing. Pp. (10),1-364,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with Gilkerson cover art featurung skull & crossbones over a map William Albert Gilkerson (b. July 25, 1936, Chicago, Illinois - d. November 29, 2015, Bridgewater,Nova Scotia), lived in Martins River, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova S cotia. Winner of the Governor General's Award for children's literature. Very good. 10.00

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75 GOLD, Edgar Maritime Transport : The Evolution of International Marine Policy and Shipping Law. 3rd pr in dj
Lexington Books, Lexington, Mass, 1986, ISBN:0669043389 
GOLD, Edgar. Maritime Transport :The Evolution of International Marine Policy and Shipping Law. Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, (February 1986). Third Printing. Pp. 425. 8vo, blue paper covered boards, black lettering to front and spine. "Edgar Gold traces the evolution of two kinds of maritime law, the private law which dates back to the Phoenicians and regulates such areas as merchant trade as the carriage of goods, salvage, seaman's discipline, and insurance; and public law, which grew as nations armed navies for defense and for territorial acquisition. By the time Grotius put forth the doctrine of freedom of the seas in 1609, sovereign nations were ready to expand their borders and wealth by any means, including war and piracy. The public law subverted the private law and, by the nineteenth century, had allbut eclipsed it. It is to the revival of the commercial function that Dr G old brings his narrative: a policy for cooperation of national, business, and human interests." - from the dj. Gold was a professor at Dalhousie University at the time of publication. Vg in dj. 45.00

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76 GOSSE, Philip Golden Hind series HAWKINS, John) Sir John Hawkins
John Lane the Bodley Head, London, 1930, 
GOSSE, Philip. Sir John Hawkins . London: John Lane The Bodley Head, (1930). Pp. (2),[i]-]xii,(2),[1]-290,(6) of ads, port. frontis., + 9 leaves of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, navy blue cloth with pressed decoration to front, gilt lettering to front and spine. A volume in The Golden Hind series. Edited by Milton Waldman. Two bookplates to initial leaves, nicking to spine ends, top edge dusty, else very good. 30.00

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77 GOSSE, Philip GOSSE, Edmund My Pirate Library.
My Pirate Library, New York, 1972, ISBN:0833713930. 
GOSSE, Philip. My Pirate Library. With an Introductory Note by Sir Edmund Gosse, C.B. New York : Burt Franklin, (1970). Pp (4),v-vi,7-75,(3). 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. No. 619 in the Burt Franklin Bibliography and Reference Series. History, Economics and Social Science series 209. Howard-Hill, Bibliography of British Literary Bibliographies, 2nd ed. 2245d. A bibliography listing 141 entries on piracy from 1650-1924. With woodcut illustrations by Lovat Fraser. Very good. 25.00

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78 GOSSE, Philip Mariner's Mirror 36:4 offprint Maritime Miscellany 02 Piracy
Mariner's Mirror, 1950, 
GOSSE, Philip. "Piracy." Pp 337-349. Self-wraps. A reprinted article from The Mariner's Mirror, Vol.36, No.4, October, 1950. Maritime Miscellany Series No.2. Very good. 7.00

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Gunboat Frontier :  British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians,1846-90.  First Edition in dustjacket, GOUGH, Barry M.
79 GOUGH, Barry M. Gunboat Frontier : British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians,1846-90. First Edition in dustjacket
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 1984, ISBN:0774801751 1984 0774801751 / 9780774801751 
GOUGH, Barry M. Gunboat Frontier : British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians, 1846-90. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1984. Pp (12),[xiii]-xvii,(3),[3]-287,(3) + [16] pp of plates. Illustrated with [3] maps to text. 8vo, tan boards, black lettering to spine.

"Gunboat Frontier presents a fresh and different interpretation of Indian-white relations in nineteenth-century British Columbia. It focuses for the first time in detail on the interaction of West Coast Indians with British law and authority. This authority was exercised by officers, seamen, marines, and ships of the Royal Navy on behalf of the colonial governments of Vancouver Island and British Columbia and, after 1871 of Canada.

The book contains new historical evidence provided by the Admiralty Papers - possibly the last, hitherto unused, major documents about nineteenth-century Northwest Coast Indian life. Drawing on these and other governmental and archival records and a wide range of secondary sources, the author chronicles encounters between the Royal Navy and the Indians over missions, piracies, native slavery, liquor trafficking, and crimes against persons, and property, leading to the last cases of "gunboat diplomacy" used against Northwest Coast Indians in the late 1880s." - from the dust jacket.

Contents :

Part I. Company and Colony.
1. Dwellers along the Shore;
2. Tide of Empire;
3. "This Miserable Affair";
4. The Smouldering Volcano.

Part II. Putting Out Fires.
5. Policy Making;
6. Of Slaves and Liquor;
7. Among the Vikings of the North Pacific;
8. Piracy and Punishment;
9. Policing the Passage;
10. The Pulls of Alaska.

Part III. Extending the Frontier.
11. The "Customary Authority" under Dominion Auspices;
12. At Heaven's Command;
13. New Zones of Influence: Nass, Kimsquit, and Skeena;
14. Retrospect.
With appendix, notes, bibliography and index.

Very good in dustjacket. 40.00


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80 Great Britain - Parliament Anno tricesimo secundo Georgii II. Regis. An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act for the Encouragement of Seaman, and the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majety's Navy
Printed by Thomas Baskett, London, 1759, 
(Great Britain – Parliament). Anno tricesimo secundo Georgii II. Regis. An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the Twenty ninth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act for the Encouragement of Seaman, and the more speedy and effectual Manning His Majety's Navy; and for the better Prevention of Piracies and Robberies by Crews of Private Ships of War. London : Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1759. Pp (2),391-404 including covers, Folio, disbound. Disbound, else very good. 75.00

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