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Arctic Boat Journey in the Autumn of 1854

By: HAYES, Isaac I. KANE, Elisha Kent GRINNELL

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Brown, Taggard and Chase, Boston, 1860,:

Seller ID: 76319


HAYES, Isaac I. An Arctic Boat Journey in the Autumn of 1854 . Boston: Brown, Taggard and Chase, 1860. Pp. (2),[i]-xvii,(1),[1]-375,(1), + 2 folding maps. 8vo, pressed brown cloth with gilt decoration to front and spine. The memoirs of the surgeon on the second Grinnell Expedition to the northern seas under Elisha Kent Kane, presenting an account of his and seven others' efforts to reach Upernavik, after having left the Advance in late-1854. Contents: 1. Introductory; 2. Preparation; 3. The Start; 4. Across the Ice-Fields; 5. Under Sail; 6. A Gloomy Night; 7. Rouding Cape Alexander; 8. The Fle... View more info

Great Fleet of Ships : The Canadian Forts & Parks. in dj.

By: HEAL, S.C

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Vanwell Publishing Limited, St. Catherine's, Ont., 1999,:

Seller ID: 33372


HEAL, S.C. A Great Fleet of Ships : The Canadian Forts & Parks. St. Catherine's, Ont.: Vanwell Publishing Limited, (1999). First Printing. Pp (4),v-xiii,(1),15-312. Double column. Illustrated. 4to, blue cloth. An extensive, illustrated history of Canada's standardized merchant ship program during World War Two, including a capsule history of merchant shipping in the war, of the concept of standardized shipping, an account of the role of Canadian shipyards in building the Forts and Parks, a fleet list, and histories of each vessel. "The era of the Canadian Forts and Parks has long since pas... View more info

Mutiny on Board the Leander : A Story of the Sea

By: HELDMANN, Bernard

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, 1882,:

Seller ID: 76276


HELDMANN, Bernard. The Mutiny on Board the Leander : A Story of the Sea . New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1882). Pp. [i]-xii,[1]-322, frontis., + 25 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, pictorial green cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. In the spirit of the adventure fiction of Henty, Kingston, et al., this rollicking novel for young adults about a mutiny aboard a merchant vessel enroute from London to Calcutta. This is one of the prolific Heldmann's earlier novels. Hinges tender, spine ends worn, leaves browned, name to title page, else vg. 65.00 View more info

Sail and Power. 2nd ed in dj

By: HENDERSON, Richard and Bartlett S. DUNBAR DUNBAR, Bartlett S.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press, 1973, ISBN:0870215752:

Seller ID: 80085


HENDERSON, Richard and Bartlett S. DUNBAR. Sail and Power : A Manual of Seamanship for the United States Naval Academy. Illustrated by Richard Henderson. Annapolis, MD : Naval institute Press, (1973). Second Edition. Pp 303. 4to, black cloth. Some edgewear, name, else vg in worn dj. 14.00 View more info

Augustus Hervey's Journal : Being the Intimate Account of the Life of a Captain in the Royal Navy. blue cloth.

By: HERVEY, Augustus). ERSKINE, David, Editor ERSKINE, David, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: William Kimber, London, 1953,:

Seller ID: 54087


(HERVEY, Augustus). ERSKINE, David, ed. Augustus Hervey's Journal : Being the Intimate Account of the Life of a Captain in the Royal Navy Ashore and Afloat 1746-1759. Transcribed from the original manuscript at Ickworth. L.: William Kimber, (1953). Pp 349 including port. frontis, maps and plans to text, maps to endpapers + [9] pp of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt to spine. This is a frank account of a Royal Navy Officer's life in eighteenth century England. Captain Augustus Hervey enjoyed a distinguished naval career, but his journal was not published until two hundred and fifty years after it ... View more info

Cold Harbour. 1st US in dj.

By: HIGGINS, Jack

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1990,:

Seller ID: 10326


HIGGINS, Jack. Cold Harbour. N.Y. : Simon and Schuster, (1990). First Printing. Pp 318. 8vo, blue cloth spinre, grey boards. Remainder dot to top edge, else vg in price clipped dj. 15.00 View more info

Thunder Point

By: HIGGINS, Jack

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, 1993, ISBN:0718137450:

Seller ID: 75566


HIGGINS, Jack. Thunder Point. London: Michael Joseph, (1993). Pp. [8],1-308,[4]. 8vo, blue cloth with gold lettering to spine. Maps on boards and endpapers. Vg in slightly edgeworn dj. 20.00 View more info

Sou'west in Wanderer IV. 1st UK in dj

By: HISCOCK, Eric C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford, 1974, ISBN:0192175289:

Seller ID: 79671


HISCOCK, Eric C. Sou-west in Wanderer IV. With 58 colour photographs by theauthor and his wife and 8 charts. L.: Oxford University Press, 1974. Secon d Printing. Pp 224. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 0725. Contents : 1. A Home Afloat;2. To the West Indies and Panama; 3. Coastwise in Central America; 4. A Ye ar in Califrornia; 5. Hawaii and the South Pacific; 6. Improvements to the Steering; 7. New Zealand - A Cruise Around the South Island; 8. Heavy Weather in the Tasman Sea. Appendix: Details of Wanderer IV. Slightly cocked, some shelfwear, foxing to initial and final leaves, white specking to both bo... View more info

Dream Boats: The Beautiful People on their Beautiful Yachts. in dj

By: HOLMES, Nancy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, 1976,:

Seller ID: 27199


HOLMES, Nancy. The Dream Boats: The Beautiful People on their Beautiful Yachts. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, (1976). Pp 191. 16 pages of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 0013. An unblinking look at contemporary mega-yachts, which shows that the very rich are indeed different from you and I. Pride of place goes to Aristotle Onassis' Christina, surely the only ex-RCN frigate whose barstools (we are told) are upolstered with whales' scrota. Vgin dj. 35.00 View more info

White Dawn. Signed

By: HOUSTON, James

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Janovich, Inc., New York, 1971,:

Seller ID: 80463


HOUSTON, James. The White Dawn [An Eskimo Saga]. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. (1971). pp [6] vii-viii [4] 3-275 [3]. 8vo, blue cloth From dust jacket: This exciting, beautiful, and haunting novel starts with several brief extracts from a New England whaling ship's log. They establish that, ona spring day in 1897, several men in a small boat are missing and presumed lost in the fog-enshrouded, icy, white-rimmed arctic sea. After that prolo gue, the narration shifts and the story opens. There is tremendous excitement when three strangers, unlike any men the Eskimos have ever seen, are bro... View more info

Sails. 4th US book club in dj.

By: HOWARD-WILLIAMS, Jeremy COLLINS, Mike.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: John de Graff, 1976, ISBN:0828600937:

Seller ID: 74979


HOWARD-WILLIAMS, Jeremy. Sails. Drawings by Mike Collins. (Clinton Corners,NY): John de Graff, (1976). Fourth Edition / Book Club Edition. Pp 409. La rge 8vo, white cloth. Toy 5178: "A comprehensive, urbane and expert survey of sails." A thoroughly revised edition of this classic manual of sailmaking, use, and maintenance. Chapters include "History", "Theory", "Sailcloth","Sail Flow Design", "Cutting and Sewing a Sail", "Finishing a Sail", "Rigg ing", "Tuning", "Trim", "Working Sails", "Light and Heavy ... View more info

A Bed of Nails: The History of P. MacCallum & Sons Ltd. of Greenock 1781-1981: A Study in Survival. in dj.

By: HUME, John R MOSS, Michael S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lang & Fulton, Greenock, 1981,: 1981

Seller ID: 29880


HUME, John R. and Michael S. MOSS. A Bed of Nails : The History of P. MacCallum & Sons Ltd. of Greenock 1781-1981 : A Study in Survival. Greenock : Lang & Fulton, (1981). First Edition. Pp 148. Illustrated. Large 8vo, brown cloth. John R Hume a longtime lecturer in Economic and Industrial History at the University of Strathclyde. The bicentennial history of a pioneering Scotch firm, present for many of the great developments in steamship technology along the Clyde. Chapters : 1. Setting the Scene; 2. Peter MacCallum & Sons : The First Hundred Years:... View more info

Ocean Passages for the World. 3d ed. no pouch. with supplement

By: Hydrographer of the Navy)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Hydrographer of the Navy, 1973,:

Seller ID: 37056


(Hydrographer of the Navy). Ocean Passages for the World : Third edition. (Taunton, Somerset): Hydrographer of the Navy, 1973. Pp 258, 10 leaves plates. 4to, blue cloth. "...contains information, based on the latest material available in the Hydrographic Department, relating to the planning and conduct of ocean voyages. The ocean areas with which this book is concerned lie, mainly, outside the areas covered in detail by Admiralty Sailing Directions...." -from the Explanatory Notes. With 11-page supplement (No. 1) corrected to 2nd May 1977 laid in at front. Light spotting to supplement,... View more info

Offshore : A Complete Introduction to Ocean Racing and Cruising, Modern Yacht Handling and Equipment. 1st US no dj. lacking plate.

By: ILLINGWORTH, J.H., Captain

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1949,:

Seller ID: 76072


ILLINGWORTH, J.H., Captain. Offshore : A Complete Introduction to Ocean Racing and Cruising, Modern Yacht Handling and Equipment . New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. First American Printing (July 1949). Pp. [1]-261,(3),frontis., + 15 p. of plates. Illustrated. Colour map endpapers. 4to, blue cloth with gilt decoration to front board and gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed dark blue. Maps on the endpapers depict the Sydney-Hobart race, the C.C.A. Bermuda race, and the Principal R.O.R.C. courses. Contents: 1. Ocean Racing: The Background; 2. Choosing a Boat; 3. The Conduct of a Race; 4.... View more info

Mary Deare. 1st UK in dj

By: INNES, Hammond

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Collins, 1956,:

Seller ID: 45242


INNES, Hammond. The Mary Deare. L: Collins, (1956). First Edition. Pp 256. 8vo, green cloth. Innes' excellent novel of abandoned merchantmen and small-boat adventuring, set in the treacherous waters between the Channel Islands and Saint Malo. Names else vg in vg, bright unclipped dj. 30.00 View more info

Medusa. 1st UK in dj

By: INNES, Hammond

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Collins, London, 1988, ISBN:0002233762:

Seller ID: 75368


INNES, Hammond. Medusa. L.: Collins, 1988. First Edition. Pp 350. 8vo, black cloth. "H.M.S. Medusa is an obsolete frigate with an ill-assorted crew and an insecure captain. Yet it is this ship which is despatched under secretorders to be a sitting duck in one of the most vital ports of the Mediterr anean." - from the dj. Penned name, else vg in dj. 25.00 View more info

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New Battleship Organisations and Notes for Executive Officers

By: JAMES, W.M., Commander

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Gieve's, Portsmouth, 1916,:

Seller ID: 40501


JAMES, W.M., Commander. New Battleship Organisations and Notes for Executive Officers : Being Extracts from a Notebook, Kept by the Author during the Last Four Years, on Novel Methods of Organisation, Internal Economy and Seamanship. Portsmouth : Gieve's, [1916]. Pp xiii,186 + 2 fldg plates. Tables and many illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapters : 1. Organising a Ship's Company by Night Attack Watches; 2. Organisation by Armament; 3. Departmental Control of a Ship's Company; 4. Divisional Control of Ship'sCompany; 5. Decentralisation of Command; 6. Division of Non-Specialist Wor ... View more info

Jane's Pocket Book of Submarine Development. 1st pr.

By: Jane's) MOORE, John, ed.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Collier , 1976,:

Seller ID: 19886


(Jane's). Jane's Pocket Book of Submarine Development. Edited by John E. Moore. N.Y.: Collier Books, (1976). First Collier Books Edition. Pp 240. Illustrated. Sm oblong 8vo, card covers. Vg. 14.00 View more info

Artist on his Island : A Study in Self-Reliance. signed, in dj.

By: JOHNSTON, Ranolph W JOHNSTON, Denny.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Noyes Press, 1975,:

Seller ID: 42999


JOHNSTON, Ranolph W. Artist on his Island : A Study in Self-Reliance. With Notes by Denny Johnston. Park Ridge, NJ: Noyes Press, (1975). Pp 186. 8vo, blue cloth. An account of a sculptor and his family who left American academe for an idyllic life in Man o' War Cay in the Bahamas. With descriptions of the family's boats. Gift inscription, else vg in lightly soiled dj. Signed by Johnston. 20.00 View more info

Mutiny on the Amistad. 5th pr.

By: JONES, Howard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Oxford, New York, 0, ISBN:0195038282:

Seller ID: 74953


JONES, Howard. Mutiny on the Amistad : The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy. New York: Oxford University Press, ©1988. [Fifth Printing of the Revised Edition, inspired by the major motion picture, thus mid-1990s]. Pp. [i]-ix,(3),[1]-271,(9), + 12 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. Vg. 8.00 View more info