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Coastwise Sail

By: ANDERSON, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Percival Marshall, London, 1948,:

Seller ID: 27153


ANDERSON, John. Coastwise Sail. London : Percival Marshall, (1948). Pp 69. Includes plates. Small 8vo, illustrated card covers. A fine, elegaic littlevolume that chronicles the final few sailing coasters in post-war Britain. Vessels described and illustrated here include the Albert, th e Baltic, th e topsail schooner C. & F. Nurse, the Cymric of Dublin, the De Wadden of Dublin, the topsail schooner Doris, the Englishman of Lancaster, the Flying Foam of Bridgwater, the Gaelic of Dublin, the Gauntlet, the Happy Harry of Whitehaven, the three-masted schooner Irish Minstrel of Chester, the Jane Ba... View more info

Kicking Canvas. First American Edition in dustjacket, ex-library

By: BESTIC, A.A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dutton, New York, 1958,:

Seller ID: 20316


BESTIC, A.A., Captain. Kicking Canvas. New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1958. First US Printing. Pp (12),13-255,(1) + 8 pp. of photographs. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt to spine. "This book describes my first voyage as an apprentice in the sailing ship Denbigh Castle, a voyage perhaps unique in the annals of sail." - from the Foreword. "'Land ahead!' After a moment of stunned silence, a cheer went up from some of the Denbigh Castle's crew, while others said a silent prayer of thanksgiving. For the deep-water windjammer, pulling into Freemantle, Australia that day in June, 1909, had set... View more info

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Kicking Canvas. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: BESTIC, A.A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dutton, New York, 1958,: 1958

Seller ID: 99879


BESTIC, A.A., Captain. Kicking Canvas. New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1958. First US Printing. Pp (12),13-255,(1) + 8 pp. of photographs. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt to spine.With map end-papers. Albert Arthur Bestic, (b. August 26, 1890, Dublin - d, December 20, 196, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland) later Junior Third Officer on the Lusitania. "This book describes my first voyage as an apprentice in the sailing ship Denbigh Castle, a voyage perhaps unique in the annals of sail." - from the Foreword. "'Land ahead!' After a moment of ... View more info

Kicking Canvas. First Edition, ex-lib

By: BESTIC, A.A.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Evans Brothers, London, 1957,:

Seller ID: 92447


BESTIC, Captain A.A. Kicking Canvas. London : Evans Brothers, (1957). FirstPrinting. Pp 207. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth. "This book describes my f irst voyage as an apprentice in the sailing ship Denbigh Castle, a voyage perhaps unique in the annals of sail." - from the Foreword. Ex-library (spine notation, edge stamps, forcible removal of pouch at rear), else good. 12.50 View more info

Merchantman Rearmed. UK in dj, inscribed

By: BONE, David W. BONE, Muirhead

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London, 1949,:

Seller ID: 95796


BONE, David W. Merchantman Rearmed. With drawings by Muirhead Bone. London : Chatto & Windus, 1949. First Printing. Pp 332, including frontispiece andplates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettered navy blue title bl ock to spine. Law 1376. Contents : 1918-1939; Everything for the Ballroom; Envelope 'Z'; Ship's Husband; Sailing Orders; The Magnetic Caul; Continental Export; Binoculars; Seavacuees, and Blood for Britain; Troop Convoy; Movement Exodus; Paper Salvage; Manning a Sea Ghost; Confirmed Invalid; Circassia; One Shilling a Month; Sealed Orders; Operation Torch; Storm and Moonlig... View more info

Merchantmen-at-Arms : The British Merchants' Service in the War.

By: BONE, David W. TOMLINSON, H.M., intro. BONE, Muirhead

Price: $40.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton and Company, New York, 1929,:

Seller ID: 98566


BONE, David W. Merchantmen-at-Arms : The British Merchants' Service in the War. With drawings by Muirhead Bone and an introduction by H.M. Tomlinson. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, (1929). Second Edition, revised. Pp. (6),vii-xxii,(2),3-311,(3), frontispiece, + 15 leaves of plates. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Part I: 1. The Merchants' Service. Our Foundation - The Structure; 2. OurRelations with the Navy. Joining Forces - At Sea - Our War Staff; 3. The L ongshore View; 4. Connexion with the State. Trinity House, Our Alma Mater -... View more info

Sailing Ships of the London River

By: BOWEN, Frank C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, 1936,:

Seller ID: 106005


BOWEN, Frank C. Sailing Ships of the London River. Illustrated by Pelham Jones. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., n.d. [ca 1936 : the date 1932in found in the text on p.155.]. Pp. (4),v-viii,(4),3-310 + 40 plates. 8vo , brown cloth black lettering to spine. Cohen, The Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography p.287. "The Ship Histories in this book were printed in the Gravesend Reporter, ...]". After some introductory matter, the followingships are covered, (each with an illustration by Pelham Jones) : The Alfre d (1845); the Archibald Russell (1905); the Beltana (1869); the Ber... View more info

Ships We See. First Edition

By: BOWEN, Frank C.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, 1932,:

Seller ID: 111143


BOWEN, Frank C. Ships We See. London : Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., n.d. First Edition. [ca 1932 : the latest date 1931 in found in the caption ofEmpress of Britain plate, opp.25]. Pp. (4),v-viii,1-311,(1) + 32 leaves of plates of b&w photos. 8vo, light blue-grey cloth, black lettering to front & spine. Frank Charles Bowen (b.1894). Sections : 1. Giant Express Liners 2. Big Long Distance Liners; 3. Cabin and Intermediate Liners; 4. Cargo Steamers and Motorships; 5. Tankers; 6. Packet and Passenger Coasters; 7. Train Ferries; 8. Excursion and River Steamers; 9. Big Sailing Ships [with mwnti... View more info

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Vanishing Craft : British Coastal Types in the Last Days of Sail.. 1st UK

By: CARR, Frank G.G. MASON, Frank

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Country Life Limited, London, 1934,:

Seller ID: 16944


CARR, Frank G.G. Vanishing Craft : British Coastal Types in the Last Days of Sail. Twenty Drawings by Frank Mason, R.I. London : Country Life Limited,(1934). First Printing. Pp 107. 4to, blue cloth. Toy 4514, Cohen, The Tham es, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.287. Contents : Thames Estuary Craft: Part I; Thames Estuary Craft: Part II; Open Beach Boats; The Luggers ofthe North and West; The Deep Sea Fishermen; The Coming of Steam to the Fis hing; The Sailing Coasters. Bookplate, top spine chipped, spine sunned, else very good. 85.00 View more info

Liverpool Shipping : A Short History. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: CHANDLER, George

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Phoenix House, London, 1960,:

Seller ID: 102489


CHANDLER, George. Liverpool Shipping : A Short History. London: Phoenix House, (1960). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xi,(1),13-256, frontispiece, + 30 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, tan cloth with black lettering to spine. "Dr George Chandler, the Librarian of the City ofLiverpool who was responsible for the celebratory history [published on Li verpool's 750th anniversary], here addresses himself to the repair of what he calls 'a remarkable omission' -- a popular but reliable guide to the history of Liverpool shipping as a whole and its part in the developing tr... View more info

Seamen All. 1st UK no dj

By: CHATTERTON, E. Keble

Price: $45.00

Publisher: William Heinemann, London, 1924,:

Seller ID: 18708


CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Seamen All. L.: William Heinemann Ltd., 1924. First Printing.. Pp ix,(1),[1]-254, frontispiece + 14 plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Contents : 1. At Sea in the Restoration Times; 2. Fighting Frigates; 3. Strange Tales from the Sea; 4. A Real Adventurer; 5. Wind-jammer Days; 6. ClipperShip Seamen; 7. At Sea in the 'Sixties and 'Seventies; 8. Crews and Checke red Cruises; 9. Master Mariners; 10. Seamen of the 'Nineties; 11. Twentieth-century Sailor-men; 12. The Story of the Aud; 13. The Schooner that Tried;14. Seamen of To-day. Vg. 45.00 View more info

Seamen All. First Edition.

By: CHATTERTON, E. Keble

Price: $30.00

Publisher: William Heinemann, London, 1924,:

Seller ID: 107864


CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Seamen All. London : William Heinemann Ltd., 1924. First Printing. Pp ix,(1),[1]-254, frontispiece + 14 plates. 8vo, blue cloth,gilt lettering to front board and spine. Contents : 1. At Sea in the Resto ration Times; 2. Fighting Frigates; 3. Strange Tales from the Sea; 4. A Real Adventurer; 5. Wind-jammer Days; 6. Clipper Ship Seamen; 7. At Sea in the'Sixties and 'Seventies; 8. Crews and Checkered Cruises; 9. Master Mariner s; 10. Seamen of the 'Nineties; 11. Twentieth-century Sailor-men; 12. The Story of the Aud; 13. The Schooner that Tried; 14. Seamen of To-day. Slightl... View more info

Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. First American Edition n dustjacket

By: DAVIS, Ralph

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Macmillan / St. Martin's Press, London / New York, 1962, ISBN:0715354620:

Seller ID: 114036


DAVIS, Ralph. The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. London : Macmillan & Co Ltd / New York : St. Martin's Press, 1962. First American Edition. "Printed in Great Britain" by Robert Maclehose & Co. Ltd., Glasgow. Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-427,(3) + 8 plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Despite having "Macmillan" on the foot of the book's spine, this is the American issue having "St. Martin's" at the foot of the dustjacket spine. Ralph Davis (b. April 30, 1915 - d. September 30, 1978), economic historian at University ... View more info

Last of the Sailing Coasters : Reminiscences and Observations of the Days in the Severn Trows, Coasting Ketches and Schooners. First Edition in dustjacket

By: EGLINTON, Edmund Recollections)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1982, ISBN:0112903363:

Seller ID: 66291


EGLINTON, Edmund. I Last of the Sailing Coasters : Reminiscences and Observations of the Days in the Severn Trows, Coasting Ketches and Schooners. London : H.M.S.O. / (National Maritime Museum), (1982). Pp. (i)-viii,(1)-131,[5], + 16 p. of plates. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In the Recollections series. With introduction by Basil Greenhill. The author's account of serving aboard trading and fishing vessels off England's westerncoastline. Contents: 1. Early days in the trows in the Severn Estuary, 2. Trading to Ireland in the ketch Garlandstone, 3. Inclement weather in the Br... 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

Heyday of Sail. in dj.

By: GARDINER, Robert (edited by) COSSCHER, Philip, Dr. (consultant editor) Conway's History of the Ship series)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1995, ISBN:1557503605:

Seller ID: 66031


GARDINER, Robert (edited by). The Heyday of Sail : The Merchant Sailing Ship, 1650-1830. Consultant editor, Dr. Philip Bosscher. (Annapolis, MD): Naval Institute Press, (1995). Pp. (1)-175,[1]. Illustrated. Triple column. 4to, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in Conway's History of the Ship series. Contents: 1. Merchant Shipping of the British Empire, 2. Seagoing Ships of the Netherlands, 3. The Ships of Scandinavia and the Baltic, 4. Mediterranean Ships and Shipping, 1650-1830, 5. European Inland Sailing Craft, 6. Pleasure Craft, 7. Shipping Economics and Trade, 8. Seamen and... View more info

Merchant Schooners. Two Volumes. Second UK Edition in dustjackets.

By: GREENHILL, Basil

Price: $70.00

Publisher: David & Charles, Newton Abbot , 1968,:

Seller ID: 25510


GREENHILL, Basil. The Merchant Schooners : A Portrait of a Vanished Industry, Being a Survey in two volumes of the History of the Small Fore-and-aft Rigged Merchant Sailing Ships of England and Wales in the years 1870-1940, with Something of their Previous History and Subsequent Fate. Newton Abbot :David & Charles, (1968). New and Revised Edition.I: Pp. (4),5-264 + 24 p. of plates; II: Pp. (4),5-259,(1), + 24 p. of plates. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Toy 4558. Contents: Volume I: 1. A Fragment of Industrial History; 2. The Rise and Fall of the... View more info

Shipshape and Bristol Fashion. Second Edition in dustjacket

By: HILL, John C.G.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph, 1954,:

Seller ID: 19146


HILL, John C.G. Shipshape and Bristol Fashion. Second Edition. Liverpool : Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph, n.d. [ca.1954]. Pp (6),vii-viii,(2),1-110, + 5 plates. With 45 b&w illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth with white flag illustration to front and gilt lettering to spine.John Charles Gathorne Hill (b. June 15, 1917, Somerset - d. 1994). The second edition has "By John C.G. Hill" on the title page, which the first did not. Also the acknowledgement to F.G. Warne, Ltd. on page [v] is on one line while in two lines in the first. Also p.91 has the illustration, "R... View more info

Shipshape and Bristol Fashion. First Edition in dustjacket

By: HILL, John C.G.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph, Liverpool, 1952,: 1952

Seller ID: 73592


HILL, John C.G. Shipshape and Bristol Fashion. Liverpool : The Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph, 17 James Street, [n.d. - 1952?]. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-viii,(2),1-110, + 5 plates. With 44 b&w illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth with white flag illustration to front and gilt lettering to spine. John Charles Gathorne Hill (b. June 15, 1917, Somerset - d. 1994). "Mr. Hill has undertaken considerable research into the history of shipping and shipbuilding in Bristol - home of the ancient Society of Merchant Venturers. At the beginning of the 18th C... View more info

Shipshape and Bristol Fashion. First Edition

By: HILL, John C.G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph, Liverpool, 1952,:

Seller ID: 115688


HILL, John C.G. Shipshape and Bristol Fashion. Liverpool : The Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph, 17 James Street, [n.d. - 1952?]. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-viii,(2),1-110, + 5 plates. With 44 b&w illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth with white flag illustration to front and gilt lettering to spine. John Charles Gathorne Hill (b. June 15, 1917, Somerset - d.1994). "Mr. Hill has undertaken considerable research into the history of shipping and shipbuilding in Bristol - home of the ancient Society of Merchant Venturers. At the beginning of the 18th Century, James Hilhouse star... View more info