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Battles of the British Navy. Revised Edition. In two volumes.

By: ALLEN, Joseph

Price: $75.00

Publisher: George Bell & Sons, York Street, London, 1889,:

Seller ID: 105124


ALLEN, Joseph. Battles of the British Navy. IN TWO VOLUMES. London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1889-1890. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged. I: Pp. (4),[v]-xv,(1),[1]-527,(1),(22) of ads, frontispiece, illustrated title page, + 17 leaves of plates. II: Pp. (4),[v]-[xii],[1]-604,(24) of ads, frontispiece, illustrated title page, + 16 leaves of plates. Illustrated with more plans and diagrams to text. 8vo, pebbled green cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Two volumes in Bohn's Illustrated Library. A chronological survey of British naval engagements from the battles of the c... View more info

Burrard Inlet : A History. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: ARMITAGE, Doreen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, B.C., 2001, ISBN:1550172727:

Seller ID: 106076


ARMITAGE, Doreen. Burrard Inlet : A History. (Madeira Park, B.C.) : HarbourPublishing, (2001). First Edition. Pp (8),9-324,(4). Illustrated throughou t with over 135 b&w photos. Also maps and other illustrations. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This book is both a carefully researched history and an entertaining account of the full range of vigorous human activity that helped shape a busy, beautiful waterway and one of the world's magnificent cities." -from the dj. Chapters : 1. Early Exploration:1791-1792; 2. The First Commercial Enterprises:1850-1870; 3. The Foundations fo... View more info

Cruise of a Corsair. First Edition in dustjacket

By: ARMSTRONG, Warren SEMMES, Raphael

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Cassell, London, 1963,:

Seller ID: 18341


ARMSTRONG, Warren. Cruise of a Corsair. London : Cassell, (1963). First Printing. Pp (8),[1]-207,(1) + frontispiece + . Illustrated. Double page chartin text. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Myron Smith, American Civil War Navies : A Bibliography 246. "The Alabama, a beautifully modelledthousand ton wooden barquentine, was built by the British firm of Laird's at Birkenhead in 1862. She had been commissioned by the Confederate States of America as a merchantman. And although suspicions were arroused as to her real purpose, she managed to escape the British Government's order for ... View more info

New Design for Sail.. First Edition in dustjacket

By: ARROW, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Art and Technics, London, 1951,:

Seller ID: 105836


ARROW, John. New Design for Sail. London : Art and Technics, [58 Frith Street, W1], 1951. First Editon. Pp (8),9-88 + frontispiece. The plate section (pp.57-88) contains 57 b&w photos. Text Illustrations. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Toy 4714. "Unlike many of the Englishman's traditional sports, Yachting has not faded with the way of life that brought it into being. On the contrary more people are sailing than ever betore, and they are bringing to their pastime a striving for technical expertise wholly in line with the urges of their environment. But yachtsmen today not only t... View more info

English Rivers and Canals. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: ATTERBURY, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, New York and London, 1984, ISBN:0393018296:

Seller ID: 106634


ATTERBURY, Paul. English Rivers and Canals. New York and London : W.W. Norton & Company, (1984). First American Edition. Pp (4),[5]-152. Large 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. An introduction and eight chapters, (unnumbered in the text): 1. The West Country; 2. The South; 3. The Thames; 4. The Severn; 5. The Heart of England; 6. The East; 7. The North-East; 8. The North-West. With index.. Very good in dustjacket. 15.00 View more info

Narrative of the Passage of the Pique across the Atlantic

By: AYLMER, Lady

Price: $600.00

Publisher: J. Hatchard and Son, London , 1837,:

Seller ID: 105475


AYLMER, Lady. Narrative of the Passage of the Pique across the Atlantic. London : J. Hatchard and Son, 187, Piccadilly, 1837. First Edition. Pp (2),[3]-82,(2). Sm 8vo, original maroon boards, gilt lettering to front board, repaired maroon spine, all edges gilt. Not in O'Dea. "After receiving every demonstration of kind regret at our departure from Canada, which kind heartscould bestow, we embai'ked on the 17th of September, 1835, on board the Pi que frigate, commanded by the Hon. Captain Kous, and sailed for England, from Quebec, which for five years had been our home. There is a feeling i... View more info

Newfoundland Adventure. Paperback.

By: BAKER, Dawn

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Pennywell Books, St. John's, 2014, ISBN:9781771173537:

Seller ID: 109473


BAKER, Dawn. A Newfoundland Adventure. Written and illustrated by Dawn Baker. St. John's: Pennywell Books, (2014). Pp. (36). Unpaginated. Illustrated in colour. 4to, illustrated bluish card covers with black lettering to front cover, blank spine. "David is delighted to be spending two weeks of his summer vacation with his cousins Richard and Heather in Little Heart's Ease.One day while exploring the seashore, the trio comes across a mysterious c ave opening. A glow up ahead catches their attention, and they make their way in to investigate. What they find on the other side is a step back i... View more info

History of the Boston Marine Society, 1742-1981 AND The Boston Marine Society in the American War for Independence. Second Edition in dustjacket.

By: BAKER, William A. ALBION, Robert G., foreword].

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston Marine Society, Boston, 1982,:

Seller ID: 107206


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; ... View more info

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The Antiphon : A Play. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BARNES, Djuna

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: 1958

Seller ID: 266


BARNES, Djuna. The Antiphon : A Play. London : Faber & Faber, (1958). First Edition. Pp (6),7-127,(1). 8vo (144 x 222 mm), purple cloth, with gilt lettering to spine, with title in white panel. Messerli A7. Djuna Barnes (b. June 12, 1892, Storm King Mountain, (near Cornwall-on-Hudson) New York – d. June 18, 1982, New York City) was an American artist, illustrator, journalist, and writer best known for her novel Nightwood (1936), a cult classic of lesbian fiction and an important work of modernist literature. She wrote poetry, plays, novels, a... View more info

Ferry Across the Harbor : The story of the North Vancouver Ferries. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BARR, James, Capt.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mitchell Press, 1969,:

Seller ID: 13951


BARR, James, Capt. Ferry Across the Harbor [dustjacket adds subtitle : The story of the North Vancouver Ferries]. Vancouver : Mitchell Press Limited, (1969). First Edition. Pp (5),vi-xi,(1),1-71,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, white lettering to front, plain spine. "From early morning until longafter midnight, in weather fair and foul, the North Van ferries churned th e waters of Burrard Inlet to link the north and south shores of the Port ofVancouver. At times they slipped over the dancing, sunlit, sheltered water s while passengers "took the air" before burying themselves in ... View more info

Ship Models : Sailing Ships and Small Craft. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BATHE, B.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1966,:

Seller ID: 106103


BATHE, B.W. Ship Models : Sailing Ships and Small Craft. A Science Museum Four-in-One-Book. London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1966. First Edition. Pp (178). Illustrated. Square small 8vo, blue cloth. gilt lettering tofront board and spine. "Originally published as four separate booklets thi s combined edition shows a wide selection of ship models from the Science Museum?collection illustrating the development of the sailing ship and some of the very varied types of small craft of the world. The first plates illustrate the more important features in the progress of naval architectur... View more info

From the Lower Deck: The Royal Navy 1780-1840. US in dj.

By: BAYNHAM, Henry

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Barre Publishers, Barre, Mass, 1970,:

Seller ID: 31753


BAYNHAM, Henry. From the Lower Deck: The Royal Navy 1780-1840. Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1970. Pp (8),[ix]-xi,(1),[1]-200 + plates + 1 folding plan. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This is a vivid account of the British Royal Navy at the peak of its power, but from an entirely different viewpoint. Both a tale and a historical record, [the book] is told largely in the words of the seamen themselves. The living excitement of the men's stories is amplified by explanatory material giving the political and historical background." -from the dj. Contents : Author;s note. A Na... View more info

Rodman the Boatsteerer and Other Stories. Canadian edition

By: BECKE, Louis MacASKILL, W. R., association copy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Thomas Allen, Toronto, 0,:

Seller ID: 107289


BECKE, Louis. Rodman the Boatsteerer and Other Stories. Toronto : Thomas Allen, n.d. [1929?]. (Printed in Great Britain). Pp (6),1-330. 8vo, illustrated green cloth, black and gilt lettering to front board and spine. A collection of short nautical-tinged stories by the Australian-born author, who spent much of his life on the sea. Contents : Rodman the boatsteerer; A pointof theology on Ma¯duro?; A man of impulse; The trader; Mrs. Clinton; The c utting off of the "Queen Charlotte"; The slavers; A question of precedence;A touch of the tar brush; The trader's wife; Nina; The East Indian... View more info

Hawke : A Novel. First Printing in dustjacket

By: BELL, Ted.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Atria Book, New York et al, 2003, ISBN:0743466691:

Seller ID: 105537


BELL, Ted. Hawke : A Novel. New York et al : Atria Books, (2003). First Printing. Pp (12),[1]-417,(3). Map. 8vo, black cloth spine with black paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "Lord Alexander Hawke is a direct descendant of the legendary English pirate Blackhawke and highly skilled in the cutthroat's deadly ways himself. While still a boy, on a voyage to the Caribbean, Alex HawKe witnesses an act of unspeakable horror. Hidden in a secret compartment on his father's yacht, Aiex sees his parents brutally murderced by three modern-day pirates. It is an event that will haunt him f... View more info

Trade and Shipping of Nineteenth-Century Hull. Second Printing.

By: BELLAMY, Joyce M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: East Yorkshire Local History Society, York, 1979, ISBN:900349271:

Seller ID: 105058


BELLAMY, Joyce M. The Trade and Shipping of Nineteenth-Century Hull. (York): East Yorkshire Local History Society, 1979. Second Printing. Pp [1]-72. 8vo, illustrated white stapled card covers. East Yorkshire Local History Series: No. 27. Contents : Introduction. I. 1800-15: Hull during the Napoleonic Wars. II. 1816-40: The Pre-Railway Era. Ill. 1841-74: Inter-Port Competition. IV. 1875-1900: Developments in Dock and Railway Facilities and Widening of the Port's Trading Activities. V. 1800-1900: The Mercantile Community. Conclusion. Appendices: Tables I-V and Diagram I. Very good. 15.00 View more info

Bermuda Shipwrecks

By: BERG, Daniel & Denise.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Aqua Explorers Inc.,, East Rockway, N.Y., 1991, ISBN:0961616741:

Seller ID: 105392


BERG, Daniel & Denise. Bermuda Shipwrecks : A Vacationing Diver's Guide to Bermuda's Shipwrecks. Foreword by Teddy Tucker. (East Rockway, N.Y. : Aqua Explorers Inc., 1991). Pp [i]-viii,9-72. Illustrated throughout. Map. Index. 8vo, photo-illustrated blue card covers, lettered in white. Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p.25.Very good. 15.00 View more info

World's Warships. 3rd US edition in dustjjacket

By: BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Doubleday and Company, Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1963,:

Seller ID: 106242


BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B. The World's Warships. Third and Completely Revised Edition. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday and Company, Inc., (1963). Pp (2),3-256. Illustrated. Oblong small 8vo, light green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Covering all the principal navies of the world the warships are arranged by category - Aircraft carriers, battleships, battle cruisers, command ships, cruisers, leaders, destroyers, frigates and destroyer escorts, and submarines - and by classes within the various categories for purposes of easy reference. [...] The maximum information is provided about each ship,... View more info

Down to the Sea : The Romance of the Clyde, Its Ships and Shipbuilders. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BLAKE, George

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Collins, London, 1937,:

Seller ID: 22344


BLAKE, George. Down to the Sea: The Romance of the Clyde, Its Ships and Shipbuilders. London: Collins, 1937. First Printing. Pp (6),7-334,(2), frontispiece of the Queen Mary leaving the Clyde, + 9 leaves of plates. Illustrated. Thick 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Cohen, The River and Firth of Clyde, 1549-1993: A Selective Bibliography p.95. A survey of shipbuilding on the Clyde, "from the appearance of the Comet in 1812 to that of the Queen Mary in 1936". [...] "Here are brilliant pen-portraits of the men who made shipping history; giants of commerce and citizens ... View more info

Royal Navy Battleships 1895-1946. 1st UK card covers

By: BLUNDELL, W.D.G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Almark, 1973,:

Seller ID: 17740


BLUNDELL, W.D.G. Royal Navy Battleships 1895-1946. London: Almark Publishing Co. Ltd., (February 1973). First Printing. Pp. (1),2-96. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustrated white card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine. Includes listings from the Pre-Dreadnought and Dreadnought classes of British battleships, arranged chronologically, with specifications, operating history, and many accompanying photographs. Name stampinside front cover, else very good. 20.00 View more info

Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater. 2nd in dustjacket

By: BODINE, A. Aubrey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Bodine & Associates, 1954,:

Seller ID: 17562


BODINE, A. Aubrey. Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater. Baltimore : Bodine & Associates, (1954). Second Edition. Pp 144. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated cloth.A lovely photographic book - "...scenes that have long since disappeared f rom the Bay - the now outlawed sink boxes, picturesque old sailing craft, steamboat races and forgotten steamboat wharves. Several of the pictures, among the first that Mr. Bodine ever made on the Bay, were taken on glass plate negatives. A great many of the photographs are a part of the Bodine collection of 700 prints which has been assembled by the historic Mariners'... View more info