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Silent Killers : Submarines and Underwater Warfare. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: DELGADO, James P. CUSSLER, Clive, foreword

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 2011, ISBN:9781849083652:

Seller ID: 101780


DELGADO, James P. Silent Killers : Submarines and Underwater Warfare. With a foreword by Clive Cussler. (Oxford): Osprey Publishing, (2011). First Printing. Pp. (5),[6]-264. Illustrated in colour. Large 8vo, brown cloth with black lettering to spine. "'Silent Killers' examines the history and development of the submarine and its role in naval warfare, from the first experiments with submersible craft to the development of the modern nuclear submarine. The development of submarine technology is studied in detail, from wooden to iron to steel hulls, from hand-cranked to nuclear-powered propu... View more info

Mutiny at Invergordon. First Edition in dustjacket

By: DIVINE, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Macdonald, London, 1970,:

Seller ID: 93882


DIVINE, David. Mutiny at Invergordon. London: Macdonald, (1970). First Printing. Pp (12),[13]-259,(1). 8vo, black cloth, silver spine lettering. "The mutiny of the Atlantic Fleet at Invergordon in 1931 is an event of crucial historic importance. After Spithead and the Nore at the end of the eighteenth century there had been no disastrous breakdown of discipline. Invergordon, exploding at the height of the economic crisis of the early 'thirties, shattered belief in the immutable symbol of the Royal Navy, and by instant reaction, in the nation. In five days Britain was forced off the gold st... View more info

Only in Maine : Selections from Down East Magazine.

By: DOOLITTLE, Duane (ed.). ANDERSON, Maizie Freeman NOBLE, Richard B. HOWELLS, J. Harvey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Barre Publishers, Barre, Mass., 1969,:

Seller ID: 94169


DOOLITTLE, Duane (ed.). Only in Maine : Selections from Down East Magazine.Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1969. Pp [i]-ix,(1),[1]-274,(4). 8vo, brow n cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Of nautical interest : Captain "Shotgun" Murphy and the "Shenandoah" (by Richard B. Noble, pp 17-23); Bruin - Maine Lobster Dog (by Willan C. Ronx, pp 24-29); Until the Sea Runs Dry (by Robert Nealey, pp 30-37); "Put the Dimities to Her" as told to Stuart Ford (by Elroy Johnson, pp 38-42); Matinicus Island (by Hazel Young, pp 157-162); Trap Day on Monhegan (by Alta Ashley, pp 163-167); Lig... View more info

Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast. With Numerous Illustrations.

By: DRAKE, Samuel Adams

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York , 1875,:

Seller ID: 94036


DRAKE, Samuel Adams. Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast. With Numerous Illustrations. New York : Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1875. First Edition. Pp [1]-459,(1),[1]-4(ads),(2), frontispiece. Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt vignette and lettering to front board. Contents : 1. New England of the Ancients. 2. Mount Desert Island. 3. Christmas on Mount Desert. 4. Castine. 5. Castine – continued. 6.Pemaquid Point. 7. Monhegan Island. 8. From Wells to Old York. 9. Agamenti cus, the Ancient City. 10. At Kittery Point, Maine. 11. The Isle of Shoal... View more info

Towards Safer Ships & Cleaner Seas. 1st in dj

By: DUDLEY, John R., (comp.) SCOTT, Barry J. GOLD, Edgar

Price: $150.00

Publisher: GARD, Arendal, 1994, ISBN:8290344066:

Seller ID: 55890


DUDLEY, John R., (comp.) with Barry J. SCOTT and Edgar GOLD. Towards Safer Ships & Cleaner Seas : A Handbook for Modern Tankship Operations. (Arendal,Norway : GARD, (1994). First Printing. Pp (4),5-559,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, paper-covered boards. The work of three Halifax authors. "One of the princ ipal purposes of this book is to promote the recognition that shore-based and ship-board management concerns have shifted from a narrow focus on technical competence to a much more all-encompassing view of safe operations. Itis designed to motivate and inspire professionalism among seafarers, su... View more info

USS Constitution : Old Ironsides.

By: DUNWELL, Steve (photography) ADAMS, Charles Francis FOWLER, William M., Jr

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fort Church Publishers, Inc. / Richard E. Harding, Inc., Little Compton, RI / Weston, MA, 1991,:

Seller ID: 93482


DUNWELL, Steve (photography). USS Constitution : Old Ironsides. Photographyby Steve Dunwell. Introduction by William M. Fowler, Jr. Preface by Charle s Francis Adams. (Little Compton, RI : Fort Church Publishers, Inc. / Weston, MA : Richard E. Harding, Inc., 1991). Pp [1]-48. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated black card covers. A pictorial book of the USS Constitution. Very good. 10.00 View more info

Mystic Seaport.

By: DUNWELL, Steve BROWNELL, Lisa

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Mystic Seaport Museum Stores, Mystic, CT, 1985, ISBN:6000020511:

Seller ID: 93290


DUNWELL, Steve (photographer). Mystic Seaport. Photographs by Steve Dunwell. Introduction and text by Lisa Brownell. Mystic, CT : Mystic Seaport Museum Stores. (1985). Pp [1]-48. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated card covers. A pictorial book on Mystic Seaport, Connecticut. Penned note, else very good. 7.50 View more info

Pilots and Pilot Boats of Boston Harbor : Presenting stories and illustrations of the skilled, resourceful men of stout hearts who, with their trim, weatherly boats of sturdy construction, have played such an important role in the maritime life of Boston

By: EASTMAN, Ralph M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Second Bank-State Street Trust Company, Boston, 1956,:

Seller ID: 94161


EASTMAN, Ralph M. Pilots and Pilot Boats of Boston Harbor : Presenting stories and illustrations of the skilled, resourceful men of stout hearts who, with their trim, weatherly boats of sturdy construction, have played such an important role in the maritime life of Boston. Boston : Privately printedfor the Second Bank-State Street Trust Company, 1956. Pp (12),1-91,(1). Il lustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Contents : Background of Pilotage; Why Take on a Pilot?; The Making of a Pilot; Boston Marine Society; Pilots at Boston; Light Island Named for a Pilot; Sylph, Yacht & Pilot Boat;... View more info

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Dahabeah Days: An Egyptian Winter Holiday. in dj

By: EDGAR, Helen M.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1923,:

Seller ID: 30898


EDGAR, Helen M. Dahabeah Days : An Egyptian Winter Holiday. Toronto: Ryerson Press, (1923).Pp 85, 4 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Watters p.496, Rhodenizer p.686. A Canadian woman's account of her houseboat ascent of theNile, with particular attention paid to Cairo, Asswan, Edfu, Philae, Luxor , Karnak, Thebes, Dendera, and Abydos. Vg in slightly chipped dj. 60.00 View more info

Fifty Years On

By: ELLIOTT, Robbins (ed.) TIMBRELL, Robert, Rear Admiral (Ret'd) ETTER, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nova Scotia Provincial Command, Royal Canadian Legion, Halifax, 1995,:

Seller ID: 47342


ELLIOTT, Robbins (ed.). Fifty Years On. [Halifax]: Nova Scotia Provincial Command, Royal Canadian Legion, (1995). Pp. 53. 8vo, stapled white ill. cardcovers. A collection of addresses given during 1994 and 1995 at Dr. C. B. Lumsden Branch No. 74 Royal Canadian Legion, and at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia to observe the 50th Anniversary of the major events leading to the end of the Second World War. Of nautical interest: Rear Admiral Robert Timbrell (Ret'd)'s "The Role of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic" and Philip Etter's "The Forgotten Service - C... View more info

Elvstrom Speaks on Yacht Racing. US in dj.

By: ELVSTROM, Paul CREAGH-OSBORNE, Richard, ed. with an intro

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Quadrangle Books, Chicago, 1970,:

Seller ID: 93193


ELVSTROM, Paul. Elvstrom Speaks on Yacht Racing . Edited with an introduction by Richard Creagh-Osborne. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1970. Pp. (5),6-224. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. The Danish yachtsman examines the international yacht racing scene. "Twolong chapters are devoted solely to teaching and advice on sailmaking, tun ing, boat handling, and tactics." Very good in nicked, unclipped dust jacket. 15.00 View more info

Steady as She Goes : A History of the Compass Department of the Admiralty. in dj.

By: FANNING, A.E

Price: $60.00

Publisher: HMSO / Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1986, ISBN:0112904254:

Seller ID: 38611


FANNING, A.E. Steady As She Goes : A History of the Compass Department of the Admiralty. London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, (1986). First Edition. Pp [i]-xlv,(1),[1]-462, frontis. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The Admiralty Compass Observatory was established in 1842, and is one of the oldest Government Scientific Establishments. This fascinating history of an Admiralty Department has been painstakingly compiled from the mammoth amount of material in the Observatory's archives andelsewhere, much of which had never been sorted and catalogued before. I... View more info

Jane's Fighting Ships Recognition Handbook. card covers

By: FAULKNER, Keith JANE, Fred T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Jane's Information Group, Coulsdon, Surrey, 1994, ISBN:0710612230:

Seller ID: 25498


FAULKNER, Keith. Jane's Fighting Ships Recognition Handbook. (Coulsdon, Surrey : Jane's Information Group, 1994). Pp 633. Illustrated. Oblong 12mo, illustrated blue card covers. This volume "provides a rapid recognition of 300 of the major warships of the world's navies. Essential details to help with the task of identification include: class and ship names, pennant numbers, dimensions and displacement, major weapons systems and radars, and fixedand rotary-wing aircraft. In addition, a detailed line diagram and a full page photograph of each class are included. Ensigns and flags of all maj... View more info

Breaking Open Japan : Commodore Perry, Lord Abe, and American Imperialism in 1853.

By: FEIFER, George PERRY, Matthew, Admiral

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Smithsonian Books / Collins, New York, 2006, ISBN:9780060884321:

Seller ID: 93439


FEIFER, George. Breaking Open Japan : Commodore Perry, Lord Abe, and American Imperialism in 1853. (New York) : Smithsonian Books / Collins, (2006). First Printing. Pp [i]-xx,(2),[1]-389,(5). Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, red cloth spine, tan cloth boards, black lettering to spine. "On July 8, 1853, the four warships of America's East Asia Squadron anchored at Uraga, twenty-seven miles south of the Japanese capital, then called Edo. The ships had come to pry open Japan after her two-and-a-half centuries of isolation and after years of intense planning by Commodore CPerry, the squadron com... View more info

Trilium and Toronto Island.

By: FILEY, Mike.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Peter Martin Associates Limited, Toronto, 0, ISBN:ISBN 088778142X:

Seller ID: 94009


FILEY, Mike. Trilium and Toronto Island. (Toronto) : Peter Martin Associates Limited, (1976). First Printing. Pp [1]-96. Illustrated. Double Column. Small 4to, illustrated brown card covers. “Within these pages lies a world of simple pleasures: the caress of sun and breeze and cool grass, the deep grumbling of engines and the swoosh of paddles. Mike Filey has created a richly evocative picture of Toronto's tempestuous love affair with the Island across the Bay, and of the dramatic birth, decline and rebirth of the most beautiful Island ferry, the Trillium.” - from the back cover. Covers wo... View more info

Historic Bay Roberts : Not Your Typical Small Town. pbk.

By: FLYNN, Michael F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Flanker Press, St. John's, NF, 2011, ISBN:9781926881119:

Seller ID: 94363


FLYNN, Michael F. Historic Bay Roberts : Not Your Typical Small Town . St. John's, NF: Flanker Press, Limited, 2011. Pp. (6),[vii]-xiii,(1),1-242. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. "The story of Bay Roberst is one of an ordinary people who lived through a turbulent and extraordinary past. Adventure, murder, religious strife, inventions, successful local newspapers, and enterprise make up the collective history of a community thriving in Newfoundland today. The town has hosted tragedies, unprecedented commercial prosperity (and failure), famous sea captains, buried treasure, a... View more info

Hornblower and the Even Chance. A short story in Argosy, Vol. 9, No. 8, August, 1948

By: FORESTER, C.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Amalgamated Press, London, 1948,:

Seller ID: 93396


FORESTER, C.S. “Hornblower and the Even Chance.” A short story in Argosy, Vol. IX, No. 8, August, 1948, pp 99-127. London : Amalgamated Press Ltd., 1948. Pp [1]-128. 8vo, illustrated yellow trimmed card covers. This is the first chapter of his novel Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, the first episode of the Hornblower saga, written as a prequel, and published in 1950. Rubbed, tears to lower spine, inner hinges detaching at spine, a good copy only. 25.00 View more info

Age of Fighting Sail : The Story of The Naval War of 1812. 1st US in worn dj.

By: FORESTER, C.S. Mainstream of America Series

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY, 1956,:

Seller ID: 93736


FORESTER, C.S. The Age of Fighting Sail : The Story of The Naval War of 1812. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1956. First American Printing. Pp.(10),[9]-284,(2). Map endpapers. 8vo, grey cloth with blue title block to spine. A volume in the Mainstream of America Series. Very good in spine sunned, edge-nicked, tape-repaired, price-clipped dust jacket. 20.00 View more info

Discovering Sailing Ships. First Edition in dj.

By: FRANCE, C.R

Price: $40.00

Publisher: University of London Press, London, 1955,:

Seller ID: 28927


FRANCE, C.R. Discovering Sailing Ships. London : University of London Press, (1955). First Edition. Pp(4),5- 128, frontispiece + 10 pages of photographs. Many illustrations in the text/. 8vo, blue cloth. In the Discovery Reference Books series written for younger readers . A laudable attempt to get as much of the culture of sail between the covers of a single slim volume. The book surveys surviving sailing craft, gives an overview of their historical development, anatomizes their physical components, and introduces their technical language in a glossary. "[...] sketches of all kinds of sai... View more info

Problems and Prospects of the United States Shipbuilding Industry. An article in Naval War College Review, Volume XXIV, No. 2, October 1971

By: GARDNER, Ellis B. (Mrs.) Naval War College Review Volume XXIV, No. 2, October 1971. MILLER, Gerald E. VASQUEZ, Marioi A.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Naval War College Review, 1971,:

Seller ID: 67610


GARDNER, Ellis B. (Mrs.). "Problems and Prospects of the United States Shipbuilding Industry" An article in Naval War College Review, Volume XXIV, No.2, October 1971. Pp 13-20. Newport, R.I.: Naval War College Review, 1971. Pp. 99. Illustrated; double column. 8vo, illustrated card covers. Also: "Soviet Maritime Policies" by Mr. Irwin M. Heine; "Public Law and the MilitaryCommander: Responsibility and Authority" by Vice Admiral Gerald E. Miller, U.S. Navy; "Public Diplomacy and the Missiles of October" by Mr. G. Scott Sugden; "Physicians' Assistants: Can They... View more info