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Atlantic Diver Guide: Volume I: Newfoundland and St. Pierre

By: BARRON, David N.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Atlantic Diver, St. John's, 1988, ISBN:0969314108:

Seller ID: 3023


BARRON, David N. Atlantic Diver Guide: Volume I: Newfoundland and St. Pierre. Plus: Atlantic Shipwreck List - 1565 to 1883. St.John's : Atlantic Diver, 1988. Pp (2),3-224. Illustrated, maps. 8vo, trade paperback with pale blue spine. Includes map and diving information for over sixty wrecks and reefs off the cost of Newfoundland and St. Pierre. Contents: 1. West Coast (11 sites); 2. Central Newfoundland (15 sites); 3. Burin Peninsula (6 sites); 4. St. Pierre (6 sites); 5. Avalon Peninsula (24 sites). Covers lightly rubbed, else very good. 15.00 View more info

Lighthouse Stevensons: The extraordinary story of the building of the Scottish lighthouses by the ancestors of Robert Louis Stevenson First British Edition in dustjacket

By: BATHURST, Bella STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins, London, 1999, ISBN:0002570068:

Seller ID: 91734


BATHURST, Bella. The Lighthouse Stevensons : The extraordinary story of thebuilding of the Scottish lighthouses by the ancestors of Robert Louis Stev enson. (London): HarperCollins, (1999). First UK Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xx,1-284, + 16 p. of black and white sketches of lighthouses. 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. "Robert fought foul weather and opposition tobuild the Bell Rock light near Arbroath. his eldest son, Alan, designed Sk erryvore, considered 'the most beautiful lighthouse in the world'. David Stevenson was responsible for the light at Muckle Flugga, Scotland's nort... View more info

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Salty Dog Talk : The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions

By: BEAVIS, Bill, and Richard G. McCLOSKEY.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Adlard Coles Limited, London , 1985, ISBN:0229117058: 1985

Seller ID: 92673


BEAVIS, Bill, and Richard G. McCLOSKEY. Salty Dog Talk : The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions. London : Adlard Coles Limited, (1985). Second Printing. Pp (4),5-96. Illustrated. 8vo, art-illustrated white card covers, with red & black lettering to white spine. Bill Beavis was a seaman turned journalist who had long been interested in nautical etymology. “You have probably never realised just how many of the words and expressions used in everyday English do in fact have a fascinating nautical origin. If you've ever felt you've been sold down the river or put ... View more info

K-Men : The Story of the German Frogmen and Midget Submarines.

By: BEKKER, C.D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: William Kimber, London , 1955,:

Seller ID: 93034


BEKKER, C.D. K-Men : The Story of the German Frogmen and Midget Submarines.Preface by Hellmuth Heye. London : William Kimber, (1955). First Edition. Pp [1]-206,(6), frontis + 8 pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Anderson 88. Contents : 1. The Special Naval Commandos. 2. The Niggers—One-man Torpedoes. 3. Niggers Attack the Invasion Fleet. 4. The Lentils—Explosive Motor-boats. 5. The Fighting Frogmen. 6. Special Operations Against Batteries and Locks. 7. The Attack on the Nijmegen Bridges. 8. The Beaver—One-man Submersible. 9. The Seal—Two-man Submarine. 10. The K-Force... View more info

Yukon Transportation : A History. Canadian Historic Sites, Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 19.

By: BENNETT, Gordon.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa , 1978,:

Seller ID: 92489


BENNETT, Gordon. Yukon Transportation : A History. Canadian Historic Sites,Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 19. Ottawa : National His toric Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs, 1978. Pp [1]-177,(3). Illustrated. Map. Double Column. Squarish 8vo, illustrated white card covers. Contents : Introduction; The Pattern Emerges; The Great Stampede; Recession and Recovery; Between the Wars; The Military Legacy; The Dawning of a New Era; Epilogue. Many illustrations and information onriverboat steamers, the main transportation form of the era. Ex-library (d ... View more info

Journey into Wonder.

By: BERRILL, N.J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York , 1952,:

Seller ID: 93039


BERRILL, N.J. Journey into Wonder. Illustrated by the author. New York : Dodd, Mead & Company, (1952). Pp [i]-xiv,[1]-338. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt and blue lettering to spine. Contents : I. Stars Oven Eden [Christopher Columbus]. II. Four Winds and the Seven Seas [William Dampier, James Cook, Georg Forster]. III. Poles and the Planet [Alexander von Humboldt, Charles Darwin, Antarctica]. Spine and edges browned, gift inscription,else very good. 15.00 View more info

Set Adrift : Fishing Families

By: BINKLEY, Marian

Price: $14.00

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2002, ISBN:080208351x:

Seller ID: 91987


BINKLEY, Marian. Set Adrift : Fishing Families. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (2007). Pp. (6),[vii]-xiv,[1]-219,(7). With maps. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. "Set against the backdrop of the fisheries crisis of the 1990s, 'Set Adrift' examines how coastal and deep-sea fishermen's wivesin rural Nova Scotia have adapted to the extraordinary pressures put on th eir households by the reorganization of the fishing industry. Using in-depth interviews conducted with the wives of deep-sea and coastal fishermen, members of fishermen's wives support groups, and fish company managers, [... View more info

Tramps and Ladies : My Early Years in Steamers. First British Edition.

By: BISSET, James, Sir STEPHENSEN, P.R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Angus and Robertson, London, 1960,:

Seller ID: 98680


BISSET, James, Sir. Tramps and Ladies : My Early Years in Steamers. Writtenin collaboration with P.R. Stephensen. (London) : Angus and Robertson, (19 60). First British Edition. Pp [i]-xvi,1-315,(1), frontis + 14 pp plates. Endpaper Maps. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering and anchor to spine. Sir James Bisset was Commander of the Legion of Merit (U.S.A.), Commodore of the Cunard White Star Line, and Wartime Captain of the Quieen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. “This is the second of an intended set of three volumes, describing nautical life as I enjoyed it in fifty years of seagoing. [...] My recoll... View more info

Sail Fitter : Sailing Fitness and Training. 2nd ed.

By: BLACKBURN, Michael.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Fitness Books, Manly Vale, NSW, 2001, ISBN:0957880502:

Seller ID: 92431


BLACKBURN, Michael. Sail Fitter : Sailing Fitness and Training. Second Edition. (Manly Vale, NSW : Fitness Books, 2001). Pp [i]-viii,1-117,(3). Illustrated, 4to, illustrated blue card covers. The complete guide to improving your fitness for sailing. Contents : 1. Food, Drink, Exercise and Body Weight. 2. Physical Fitness. 3. Training for Hiking - No Walk in the Park. 4 Trapezing Fitness. 5. Sailboarding Fitness. 6. How to Spend Your Sailing Time.7. Top Seven Training Sessions. 8. Yearly Training. 9. Recovery - Revive a nd Survive. 10. Eight-Week Training Program. 11. Home Fitness Test. 12. Avo... View more info

Cruising Guide to the Chesapeake, Including the Passages from Long Island Sound along the New Jersey Coast and Inland Waterway. 1950 ed no dj.

By: BLANCHARD, Fessenden S. DUNCAN, Robert F.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1950,:

Seller ID: 91816


BLANCHARD, Fessenden S. and DUNCAN, Robert F. A Cruising Guide to the Chesapeake, Including the Passages from Long Island Sound along the New Jersey Coast and Inland Waterway. Co-author with Robert F. Duncan. With Illustrations & Charts. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1950. First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xiv,(2),[1]-233,(5), frontis., + 31 p. of plates and charts. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Morris & Howland p.16. Includes the following appendices: 1. Agencies for Government Publications, 2. Notes on Marine Railways and Boat Yards. Some light rubbing to ... View more info

That Bounty Bastard : The True Story of Captain William Bligh

By: BLIGH, William ALLEN, Kenneth S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Robert Hale , London , 1976, ISBN:0709153465:

Seller ID: 92975


(BLIGH, William). ALLEN, Kenneth S. “That Bounty Bastard” : The True Story of Captain William Bligh. London : Robert Hale & Company, (1976). First Edition. Pp [1]-224,+ 12 pp plates. Index. 8vo, orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Expedition to the South Seas. 2. Arrival at Otaheite. 3. The Death of Cook. 4. The Battle of the Dogger Bank. 5. The Rock underSiege. 6. Off Cape Horn. 7. Return to Tahiti. 8. Mutiny! 9. The Incredible Journey. 10. Court-Martial. 11. A Sad Return to the Islands. 12. Mutiny at Spithead. 13. Mutiny at the Nore. 14. Camperdown. 15. England Rejoices.... View more info

Captain Bligh : the man and his mutinies.

By: BLIGH, William KENNEDY, Gavin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Duckworth, London , 1989, ISBN:0715622315:

Seller ID: 92581


(BLIGH, William). KENNEDY, Gavin. Captain Bligh : the man and his mutinies.London : Duckworth, (1989). First Edition. Pp [i]-xiii,(1),1-321,(1),+ 8 p p plates. Endpaper Maps. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine.Contents : 1. A Young Gentleman. 2. The Death of Captain Cook. 3. A Great Goodness. 4. The King's Bounty. 5. The First Setbacks. 6. The First Rumblesof Discontent. 7. Fryer's Refusal of Duty. 8. The Drunken Sot. 9. Landfall at Tahiti. 10. Troubles Ashore and Afloat. 11. Desertion, Dissent and Depa rture. 12. Passage to Mutiny. 13. Fletcher Christian. 14. Bligh's First Muti... View more info

Wooden Walls in Action. 1st UK in dj

By: BOWEN, Frank C.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Halton & Co., London, 1951,:

Seller ID: 18801


BOWEN, Frank C. Wooden Walls in Action. London: Halton & Co., (1951). FirstPrinting. Pp 144. Illustrated. Lg 8vo, blue cloth. "Wooden Walls in Action opens with the Battle of Sluys in 1340, often described as the first Engli sh naval victory. It ends in 1866 with the engagement at Lissa, the last fleet action in which wooden walls took part. The author's secondary purpose has been to describe the evolution of naval tactics, from the soldiers-at-sea policy of Sluys to the preoccupation with ramming which followed Lissa. Nearly seventy separate incidents are recorded, mostly British and Amer... View more info

Ships for All. rev ed in dj.

By: BOWEN, Frank C.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Ward, Lock, London, 1952,:

Seller ID: 70926


BOWEN, Frank C. Ships for All. London: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd., (1952). Entirely New Edition. Pp. [1]-255,(1), frontis., + 30 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, olive green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A survey of civilian(non-pleasure craft) shipping practices, with information on cargo ships, liners, salvage vessels, smugglers, tugs, and numerous other types of vessels. Top edge spotted, else vg in rubbed, chipped dj. 40.00 View more info

Ships for All. rev ed no dj.

By: BOWEN, Frank C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ward, Lock, London, 1952,:

Seller ID: 73591


BOWEN, Frank C. Ships for All. London: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd., (1952). Entirely New Edition. Pp. [1]-255,(1), frontis., + 30 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, olive green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A survey of civilian(non-pleasure craft) shipping practices, with information on cargo ships, liners, salvage vessels, smugglers, tugs, and numerous other types of vessels. Vgj. 30.00 View more info

Ships for All. US stamped rev ed in dj.

By: BOWEN, Frank C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ward, Lock / John de Graff, London / New York, 1952,:

Seller ID: 70927


BOWEN, Frank C. Ships for All. London: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd., (1952). Stamp below British publisher info is: New York: John de Graff, (1952). Pp. [1]-255,(1), frontis., + 30 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A survey of civilian (non-pleasure craft) shipping practices, with information on cargo ships, liners, salvage vessels, smugglers, tugs, and numerous other types of vessels. Edgeworn, else vg in rubbed, chipped, hinge-split, price-clipped dj. 30.00 View more info

Century of Atlantic Travel 1830-1930. First Edition

By: BOWEN, Frank C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1930,:

Seller ID: 91711


BOWEN, Frank C. A Century of Atlantic Travel 1830-1930. With Illustrations.Boston : Little, Brown, and Company, (November) 1930. First Printing. Pp ( 6),[vii]-xiii,(1),[1]-418, frontispiece + 22 pp plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, printed in red and green to front board and spine. Contents : Introduction: Before the Thirties. 1. The Thirties (1830-1839). 2. The Forties (1840-1849). 3. The Fifties (1850-1859). 4. The Sixties (1860-1869). 5. The Seventies (1870-1879). 6. The Eighties (1880-1889). 7. The Nineties (1890-1899). 8. The Turn of the Century (1900-1909). 9. The Decade of the War (1910-1... View more info

Men of the Wooden Walls. in dj

By: BOWEN, Frank C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Staples Press, London, 1952,:

Seller ID: 51334


BOWEN, Frank C. Men of the Wooden Walls. London: Staples Press, (1952). Pp 152. Illustrated including color frontis. and 54 pp of b/w plates and 1 pp color. Large 8vo, blue cloth. This is a thousand year overview of remarkable men, in the times of wooden-walled ships. Bowen examines seventy subjects; adventurers, pirates, naval officers, merchant seamen and even shipowners. The author accompanies each study with a portrait. Some dampstaining to boards, light wear to edges, cracking between pp 32-33, some dampstaining toedges of latter pages, small pen marking to title page verso, ow vg in fai ... View more info

Sea : Its History and Romance. Vol. I.

By: BOWEN, Frank C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith, London , 0,:

Seller ID: 88293


BOWEN, Frank C. The Sea : Its History and Romance. Vol. I. London : Halton & Truscott Smith, Ltd., n.d. [1920s]. Pp (4),1-308,+coloured frontis. Illustrated with Plates and Maps (some coloured, one folding). Index. 4to, blue cloth, gilt to front board and spine. Contents : 1. The Discovery of Britain. 2. Before the Conquest. 3. The Norman Conquerors and Their Successors. 4. The French Wars. 5. The Tudors. 6. The Spanish Menace. 7. The Navy and the Stuarts. 8. The Dutch War. 9. The Navy and the Restoration. 10. Ships andSeamen. 11. The Early Explorers. 12. The Beginning of Trade. 13. The Openi ... View more info

London Ship Types. in dj

By: BOWEN, Frank C. JONES, Pelham

Price: $75.00

Publisher: East Ham Echo, London, 1938,:

Seller ID: 65698


BOWEN, Frank C. London Ship Types. Illustrated by Pelham Jones. London: East Ham Echo, 1938. Pp 184. Illustrated with numerous drawings to text. 8vo, green cloth. Cohen, The Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography p.287. Table of Contents: Foreword by Captain E. C. Shankland; Points of Vantage on the London River; The East Indiaman: Illustration: Earl of Balcarres; The Blackwall Frigate: Illustration: Vernon; The Atlantic Packet: Illustration: Victoria; The Sailing Collier: Illustration: Betsy Cains; The Early Steam Collier: Illustration: John Bowes; The Old-Time Paddle Tug: Illustration: Un... View more info