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1 WILSON, C.J.A. BAKER, William A. HOLMAN, Richard B. C.J.A. Wilson's Ships. With notes and comments by William A. Baker First Edition
Barre, 1971, 
WILSON, C.J.A. C.J.A. Wilson's Ships. With notes and comments by William A.Baker. Introduction by Richard B. Holman. Barre, MA : Barre Publishers, 19 71. First Printing. Pp 127. Illustrated. Oblong 8vo, orangebrown cloth. "Everyone with an interest in ships and the sea will have known and admired the marine prints, drawings, and etchings of the late C.J.A. Wilson." - from the dj [not present with this copy]. Light wear to cloth, ow very good. 30.00

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2 BAKER, William A. BAKER, William A. Colonial Vessels : Some Seventeenth Century Sailing Craft. First Edition.
Barre Publishing Company, Barre, Massachussets, 1962, 
BAKER, William A. Colonial Vessels : Some Seventeenth-Century Sailing Craft. Illustrations by the author. Barre, Massachussets : Barre Publishing Company, 1962. First Edition. Pp (4),v-xii,1-164. Illustrated, and with 3 folding plans at rear. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. An examination of seventeenth century American naval architecture, focusing on four vesseltypes:. Includes three sheets of drawings for a colonial bark built ca. 16 40. "In Colonial Vessels William Baker, whose name first became known to the world at large when he designed the Mayflower II in 1956, continues his study of early sailing ships. The four craft which make up the major part ofthe book are the pinnace, the ketch, the shallop, and the bark. [...] Plan s for the various types of vessels used in Colonial America were not standardized. From early marine specifications, from contemporary illustrations, and from references in some of the colonists' journals such as the shallop assembled by Captain John Smith's party on landing and the 'catch' in an entry of Governor Bradford's, Mr. Baker has developed an enlightening view ofthe craft so vital to the existence of the North American colonies." - fro m the dj. Chapters : 1. Seventeenth-Century Naval Architecture,; 2. Concerning Shallops; 3. On Pinnaces; 4. A Colonial Bark circa 1640 : A. General; B. Form; C. Arrangement and Construction; D. Rig; 5. The Colonial Ketch. With notes, appendix, glossary. Very good in unclipped dustjacket (with small stain on dj's rear panel). 70.00

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3 BAKER, William A. ALBION, Robert G., foreword]. History of the Boston Marine Society, 1742-1981 AND The Boston Marine Society in the American War for Independence. Second Edition in dustjacket.
Boston Marine Society, Boston, 1982, 
BAKER, William A. A History of the Boston Marine Society, 1742-1981 AND TheBoston Marine Society in the American War for Independence. [Foreword by R obert G. Albion]. Boston: Boston Marine Society, 1982. Second Edition, withBicentennial Supplement. Pp. (3),iv-x,[1]-398, (1),ii-xi,(1),[1]-67,(7), + 16 p. of black and white illustrations. Map endpapers. Illustrated. 8vo, r ed cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents: 1. The Founding; 2. The Incorporation; 3. Lighthouses Before 1775; 4. Boston, 1629-1775; 5. Growth ofTrade, 1629-1775; 6. The Revolution, 1775-1783; 7. The Society, 1783-1812; 8. Aids to Navigation, 1783-1812: Lighthouses -- Beacons and Buoys -- Char ts, Instruments, and Astronomical Data; 9. The Pilotage of Boston Harbor, 1629-1812; 10. Boston and Its Commerce, 1783-1812; 11. The War of 1812; 12. The Society, 1815-1842; 13. Aids to Navigation, 1815-1842; 14. The Pilotage, 1815-1842; 15. Commercial Conditions, 1815-1842; 16. The Society, 1842-1861: The Centennial Celebration -- Other Activities; 17. Aids to Navigation and the Pilotage, 1842-1861; 18. The Clipper Ship Era; 19. The Society, 1861-1891; 20. Aids to Navigation and the Pilotage, 1861-1891; 21. Commercial Conditions, 1861-1891; 22. The Society, 1891-1918; 23. Aids to Navigation and the Pilotage, 1891-1918; 24. Commercial Conditions, 1891-1918; 25. The Society, 1919-1942; 26. Aids to Navigation and the Pilotage, 1919-1942; 27. Commercial Conditions, 1919-1942; 28. The Beginning of the Third Century, 1942-1967. With bibliography and index. Contents in the supplement "The Boston Marine Society in the American War for Independence": George Washington's Navy; The Massachusetts Navy; The Continental Navy; Privateering. With bibliography, appendices, and index. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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4 TRYCKARE, Tre SVENSSON, Sam BAKER, William A. NAISH, George P.B. Lore of Ships. Revised Edition
Nordbok, Gothenburg, 1975, ISBN:9174420054 
(TRYCKARE, Tre). The Lore of Ships. (Gothenburg) : Nordbok, (1975). RevisedEdition. Pp [1]-279,(1). Illustrated. Index. 4to, blue cloth, white letter ing to front board and spine. A book of schematic diagrams, with commentary. Contents : Introduction (by Capt. Sam Svensson). The Hull (commentary by William A. Baker). Spars and Rigging (commentary by Capt. Sam Svensson). The Sail (commentary by Capt. Sam Svensson). Propulsion (commentary by Tage Blum). Fishing (commentary by Georg Timmermann). Yachting (commentary by George P.B. Naish). Modern Pleasure Boating (commentary by Janne Lundbladh). Warships and Gunnery (commentary by Alan W..H. Pearsall). Navigation and Ship-Handling (commemorative by Rolf Scheen). Gift inscription, else very goodin nicked dustjacket. 20.00

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5 Nautical Research Journal BAKER, William A. HARLAND, John H. RONNEBERG, Erik Nautical Research Journal. Vol. 19, No. 2, Summer 1972
Nautical Research Guild, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1972, 
(Nautical Research Journal). Nautical Research Journal. Vol. 19, No. 2, Summer 1972. Silver Spring, MD : Nautical Research Guild, 1972. Pp (2),75-42,(2) including covers. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated white stapled card covers. Contents : The Carolina (by William A. Baker); A Model of the Ship Carolina, 1670 (by Erik Ronnberg); Chatter Groove (by John H. Harland); U. S. Navy Cancels (by Arthur W. Mears); "The Captain Loved the Sea" (last installment); and more. Front cover illustration of “Celebration of Washington's Birthday at Malta on board the U.S.S. Constitution 1837.” Inkstamp, else verygood. 15.00

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6 ALBION, Robert G BAKER, William A, LABAREE, Benjamin W. BREWINGTON, Marion V., photo ed. New England and the Sea. Paperback.
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Conn, 1972, ISBN:0913372234 
ALBION, Robert G., William A. BAKER and Benjamin W. LABAREE. New England and the Sea; Marion V. Brewington, picture editor. Mystic, Conn.: Mystic Seaport Museum, (1972). Pp 299. Illustrated. Large 8vo, ill. white card covers.The American Maritime Library Vol. 5. A collaboration among three of thee most eminent scholars of American maritime history, this book traces the dependence of human cultures on the sea in the North Atlantic region from theearliest contact period to the late twentieth century. Covers lightly rubb ed, else very good. 15.00

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7 BAKER, William A. BAKER, R.S. BAKER, W.A. New Mayflower : Her Design and Construction. no dj
Barre Gazette, Barre, MA, 1958, 
BAKER, William A. The New Mayflower : Her Design and Construction. Illustrations by R.S. and W.A. Baker. Barre, MA: Barre Gazette, 1958. Pp. (4),v-xiv,(4),1-162,(2), + 8 p. of plates and 4 folding plans in rear pocket. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents: 1. The Search; 2. Early 17th Century Ship Design; 3. The Arrangement and Construction of Early 17th Century Ships; 4. Dimensions and Lines; 5. Arrangement and Fittings; 6. Masting and Rigging; 7. Building and Trials. The naval architect author's efforts to construct a replica of the Mayflower, based upon seventeenth-centuryconstruction and design methods. Baker, who traditionally was involved in the "designing of modern cargo ships, passenger ships, and tankers as a naval architect employed by a large shipbuilding company" embarked on the project as a "busman's holiday", spending the better oart of six years' worth of spare time in preparing, outfitting, and testing the vessel, before its maiden launch on April 16th, 1957. Previous owner's namestamp to top- and fore-edge, faint dampstain to top edge and ffep, else good. Lacking dj. 40.00

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8 BAKER, William A. BAKER, William A. Sloops & Shallops. First Edition in dustjacket
Barre Publishing Company, Barre, Mass., 1966, 
BAKER, William A. Sloops & Shallops. Illustrations by the author. Barre, Mass. : Barre Publishing Company, 1966. First Edition. Pp (4),v-xiv,1-174,(4). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. This volume "continues the studies of early North American vessels that [the author] began inhis 'Colonial Vessels'." It focuses on the "development of shallops along the Atlantic seaboard and Chesapeake Bay from open work boats suitable for a number of uses to fully decked vessels employed in the offshore fisheriesof New England." Also focuses on the construction of sloops, which served as an ulterior means of coastwise and offshore mercantile and fisheries practices. Chapters : 1. Early Shallops; 2. Colonial Development; 3. Early Sloops;4. A Confusion of Sloops; 5. Two-Mast Boats; 6. Chebacco Boats; 7. Chebacco Boat Descendants; 8. Sloops 1700-1783; 9. After the Revolution; 10. The Packet Sloop Mayflower. With Epilogue, notes, and glossary. Some light spotting to fore-edge, else very good in lightly worn, nicked dustjacket. 30.00

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9 BAKER, William A. Sloops & Shallops. First Edition in dustjacket
Barre, 1966, 
BAKER, William A. Sloops & Shallops. Illustrations by the author. Barre, Mass. : Barre Publishing Company, 1966. First Edition. Pp (4),v-xiv,1-174,(4). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. This volume "continues the studies of early North American vessels that [the author] began inhis 'Colonial Vessels'." It focuses on the "development of shallops along the Atlantic seaboard and Chesapeake Bay from open work boats suitable for a number of uses to fully decked vessels employed in the offshore fisheriesof New England." Also focuses on the construction of sloops, which served as an ulterior means of coastwise and offshore mercantile and fisheries practices. Chapters : 1. Early Shallops; 2. Colonial Development; 3. Early Sloops;4. A Confusion of Sloops; 5. Two-Mast Boats; 6. Chebacco Boats; 7. Chebacco Boat Descendants; 8. Sloops 1700-1783; 9. After the Revolution; 10. The Packet Sloop Mayflower. With Epilogue, notes, and glossary. Very good, tidy copy in lightly worn unclipped dustjacket 60.00

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10 BOCKSTOCE, John R. BATCHELDER, Charles F. BAKER, William A. Steam Whaling in the Western Arctic. With contributions by William A. Baker and Charles F. Batchelder. First Edition, Paperback
Published at the New Bedford Whaling Museum by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, New Bedford, Mass., 1977, 1977 
BOCKSTOCE, John R. Steam Whaling in the Western Arctic. With contributions by William A. Baker and Charles F. Batchelder. New Bedford, Mass. : Published at the New Bedford Whaling Museum by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1977. First Edition,. Pp (4),5-127,(1). Illustrated throughout. Maps. Index. Double Column. 4to, illustrated grey card covers, lettered in red to front cover and spine.

Contents :
Introduction (by Richard C. Kugler).
1. Steam Whaling in the Western Arctic (by John R, Bockstoce).
2. The Design and Construction of Steam Whalers (by William A. Baker).
3. Ship Biographies (by John R. Bockstoce):
4. The Class of Steam Whalers - Other Steamers Entering in the Fishery - Gasoline Whalers.
5. A Chronological List of Commercial Wintering Voyages, 1850-1910 (by John R. Bockstoce and Charles F. Batchelder).

Rubbed, else very good. 25.00

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11 BAKER, William Avery). RONNBERG, Erik A.R. William Avery Baker : A Tribute from his Friends. First Edition
New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA, 1982, 
(BAKER, William Avery). RONNBERG, Erik A.R. William Avery Baker : A Tributefrom his Friends. [New Bedford, Mass.? : New Bedford Whaling Museum?], 198 2. First Edition. "Printed by The Stinehour Press and The Meriden Gravure Company." Pp (6),7-63,(1). With many b&w photos, drawings and other illustrations in the text. . Double column. Oblong 8vo, green cardcovers, white lettering to front and spine. A tribute to this noted marine historian and replica maker, William Avery Baker (b. October 21, 1911, New Britain, Connecticut - d. September 8, 1981, Hingham, Massachusetts). With his bibliography,&c. Very good. 16.00

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