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Special Effects. 1st pr in dj.

By: ABBOTT, L.B

Price: $450.00

Publisher: ASC Press, 1984,:

Seller ID: 38633


ABBOTT, L.B. Special Effects : Wire, Tape and Rubber Band Style. Hollywood: The ASC Press, (1984). First Printing. Pp 241, double column. 4to, green cloth. A classic (and increasingly hard to find) introduction to the techniques of film special effects, in the form of a filmography of the man whose credits include The Day the Earth Stood Still and Towering Inferno. More to the point, Abbott also did the marine special effects on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and The Poseidon Adventure, all of which are treated at length with many photos of the production. Vg in dj. 450.00... View more info

Lighthouses at Barfleur and Ostend.

By: AYCRIGG, B., Lieutenant Colonel Ho. of Reps. 25th Congress, 3d Session Doc. No. 190.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., 1839,:

Seller ID: 35525


AYCRIGG, B., Lieutenant Colonel. Lighthouses at Barfleur and Ostend : Memoir of Lieutenant Colonel B. Aycrigg: on the subject of the Lighthouses at Barfleur and Ostend. (Washington, D.C.): House of Representatives, 1839. Pp 10, folding plate. 8vo, disbound. Ho. of Reps. 25th Congress, 3d Session Doc. No. 190. A technical report on the structure and machinery of these French and Belgian lights, with a large folding plate depicting the dioptric mechanism in place at Barfleur. Aycrigg was Chief Engineer of State Works in Pennsylvania. Plate detached from offprint, else vg. 85.00 View more info

Return to Midway in dj

By: BALLARD, Robert D. and Rick ARCHBOLD ARCHBOLD, Rick DOUBILET, David THIESSEN, Mark

Price: $30.00

Publisher: National Geographic, 1999,:

Seller ID: 48409


BALLARD, Robert D. and Rick ARCHBOLD. Return to Midway : [...from dust jacket The Quest to Find the Yorktown and the Other Lost Ships From the PivotalBattle of the Pacific War]. Principal photography by David Doubilet, addit ional photography by Mark Thiessen, Keith Moorehead and Glen Marullo; underwater paintings by Ken Marschall; technical and historical consultation by Robert J. Cressman, Charles Haberlein, Jr., and John Lundstrom. Washington,D. C.: National Geographic, (1999). Pp 191, richly illustrated with numero us b/w and color photographs, many full page. 4to, grey cloth gilt letterin... View more info

Dust on the Sea. A novel. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BEACH, Edward L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Holt Rinehart Winston, New York, 1972, ISBN:0030763908:

Seller ID: 111931


BEACH, Edward L. Dust on the Sea. A novel. New York / Chicago / San Francisco: Holt , Rinehart and Winston, (1972). First Printing. Pp. (14),1-351,(3). 8vo, black cloth spine with red cloth boards, gilt signature to front board, gilt lettering to spine. "A perilous undersea wolfpack patrol in the Yellow Sea, as teh war in the Pacific winds toward its climax, forms the backdrop for Edward L. Beach's taut new novel of submarines and the men who command them. Tense, dramatic, rich in technical and tactical detail, 'Dust onthe Seaw' may well be the last great novel of World War II to come from... View more info

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Yankee Mining Squadron, or Laying the North Sea Mine Barrage. First Edition

By: BELKNAP, Reginald R., Captain

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Naval Institute, 1920,:

Seller ID: 43664


BELKNAP, Reginald R., Captain. The Yankee Mining Squadron, or Laying the North Sea Mine Barrage. Annapolis, Md.: United States Naval Institute, 1920. Pp 110, frontispiece. 8vo, pebbled green cloth. A largely non-technical account of the U.S. Navy's minelaying efforts in the North Sea during the Great War, written by the Squadron's commander. Includes details on U.S. merchant ships converted to minelaying use. Contents: "The Mine Force Ready"; "The Need and the Means"; "The Bases in Scotland"; "The Supply of Mines"; "General Supplies and Transportation"; ... View more info

Sea Exploring Manual. 8th edition, 5th printing in dustjacket

By: Boy Scouts of America)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Exploring Division, BSA / Van Nostrand Reinhold, North Brunswick, New Jersey, 1966, ISBN:0839532296:

Seller ID: 66258


(Boy Scouts of America). Sea Exploring Manual. [Eighth Edition, Fifth Printing]. (North Brunswick, New Jersey: Exploring Division, Boy Scouts of America / [New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold],1966). Pp (15),8-440,(8). Illustrated with photos, drawings and technical diagrams to text. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. "[...] a first-rate guide covering all significant aspects of seamanship. Although directed to Sea Explorer Scouts, the book is an unusually comprehensive basic reference, invaluable to anyoneconcerned with sailing, motorboating and navigation." -from the dus... View more info

Seamanship. tan stapled illustrated wraps

By: Boy Scouts of America) Merit Badge Series

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boy Scouts of America, 1925,:

Seller ID: 62203


(Boy Scouts of America). Seamanship. NY: Boy Scouts of America, (1925). Pp 62. Illustrated with drawings, technical diagrams and one photo. 8vo, illustrated stapled tan wraps. Merit Badge Series. This is a fairly comprehensive instruction book in seamanship that would assist a first class scout in obtaining a merit badge for Seamanship. Also included are (current for 1926)wage scales for merchant marine and naval personnel, steps in training to achieve particular ranks, and the benefits achieved in personal developmentby applying oneself to life at sea. This in itself makes for interesting r e... View more info

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Modern Sea Power. Viscount Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRETT, Bernard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Viscount Books, 1986,: 1986

Seller ID: 35419

ISBN: 0603037941


BRETT, Bernard. Modern Sea Power. (London, &c) : Viscount Books, (1986). Pp 256. Double column. illustrated throughout with b&w and colour photos, &c in the text. Small folio (238 x 313 mm), photo-illustrated paper-covered boards, with white lettering to spine. Bernard Brett (b. 1925) an English artist & author, was living in Haselmere, Surrey at the time of publication. A well illustrated account of the evolution of the instruments of sea power in the twentieth century: from the predominance of the battleship, to the aircraft carrier, to the nuclear submarine. ... View more info

3600 Marine Application & Installation Manual LEKM 2005. in green binder

By: Caterpillar)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Caterpillar Inc, 1992,:

Seller ID: 61214


(Caterpillar). 3600 Marine Application & Installation Manual LEKM2005. (Morton, Ill.: Caterpillar Inc., 1992). Pp, various paginations. Illustrated with technical drawings, tables and graphs to text. 4to, loose leaf in green 3-ring binder with white lettering to spine and cover. Contents are broken down into sections: Introduction; General Information; Engine Data; Engine Performance; Service and Maintenance; Engine Systems; Piping; Fuel; Lubrication Oil; Cooling; Air; Ancillary Equipment; Control; Drawings; Mounting and Alignment; Repowering Applications; Other Applications; Trials and Commis... View more info

Steamships and Their Story. 1st UK.

By: CHATTERTON, E. Keble

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Cassell, London, 1910,:

Seller ID: 76383


CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Steamships and Their Story. London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1910. First UK Printing. Pp. [i]-xx,[1]-340, colour frontis., + 79 p. of plates. Copiously illustrated. Large 8vo, navy blue cloth with elliptical colour illustration of a four-masted liner to front, elaborate gilt and light blue decoration and borders to front and spine, gilt letteringto front and spine, t.e.g. Serving as a companion volume to his previously -published Sailing Ships and Their Story, this is a lovely volume documenting the rise of the steamship as the ultimate form of both shipping and pass... View more info

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Coastal Seas : The Conservation Challenge. First Edition

By: CLARK, John R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Blackwell Science, Oxford, 1998, ISBN:0632049553: 1998

Seller ID: 69925

ISBN: 0632049553


CLARK, John R. Coastal Seas : The Conservation Challenge. (Oxford) : Blackwell Science, (1998). First Edition. Pp. (2),iii-ix,(1),1-134. Illustrated. 8vo, photo-illustrated bluish card covers. "This succinct, technical reference of coastal-zone resource management is aimed both at students taking courses in coastal management or marine conservation and practitioners in these fields. In response to a worldwide demand, Coastal Seas deals mostly with methodology and provides practitioners, scholars and students with the ideas, tools, materials and strategies ne... View more info

Examination of Silver's Marine Governor

By: COATES, Reynell

Price: $40.00

Publisher: American Marine Governor Manufacturing Company, 1858,:

Seller ID: 27057


COATES, Reynell. An Examination of Silver's Marine Governor: with remarks on Governors in general. Philadelphia: American Marine Governor Manufacturing Company, 1858. Pp 24. 8vo, wraps, in modern blue card. A very interesting document in the history of the steam engine's conquest of trans-oceanic passages. The author lauds the superiority of this company's technology, noting its use in several ships of the Collins Line, and contrasting its effectiveness to the disastrous unreliability of some of its rivals. Evocative of a time when advertising approached the status of literature, and not vice ... View more info

Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, and Racing. in dj.

By: COLGATE, Stephen GOODMAN, Ellen.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Norton, 1978, ISBN:0393032159:

Seller ID: 61617


COLGATE, Stephen. Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, and Racing. Diagrams by Ellen Goodman. NY: W. W. Norton, (1978). Pp 380. Illustrated with numerous photos and technical drawings to text. 8vo, tan cloth. Toy 2061, Morris &Howland p.32. Stephen Colgate the founder and president of the most presti gious sailing school in the United States has distilled from his years of teaching what must be the nearly perfect text on sailing, cruising and racing. [...] His progression from the very beginnings - demystifying yachting terminology - is a masterpiece of simplicity and logic." -from the dust ... View more info

Striking a Balance

By: Committee on Marine Area Governance and Management

Price: $40.00

Publisher: National Academy Press, 1997,:

Seller ID: 28304


(Committee on Marine Area Governance and Management, Marine Board, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council). Striking a Balance : Improving Stewardship of Marine Areas. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1997. Pp 177. Illustrated. 8vo, blue illustrated boards. "In this report, a committee of experts proposes principles, goals, and management framework for improved marine area governance, including new governance structures at the federal and regional levels and the adoption of innovative processes in existing programs and regulatory systems." -... View more info

Luxury Yacht from Steam to Diesel. US in dj

By: CRABTREE, Reginald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Drake, New York, 1974, ISBN:0877495653:

Seller ID: 25355


CRABTREE, Reginald. The Luxury Yacht from Steam to Diesel. New York: Drake,(1974). First US Edition. Pp. (4),5-208 + 16 p of plates. Also text illust rations. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Toy 0006, Morris & Howland p.35. On American and British power yachts. "This is the first book to bring together every aspect of the development of the luxury power-yachtin the two nations that have dominated world yachting -- the United States and Britain. As much a social as a technical history, it incorporates firs t-hand accounts of cruising and the personal experiences of owners and ... View more info

Multinational Naval Cooperation and Foreign Policy into the 21st Century. First Edition, Signed

By: CRICKARD, Fred W., Paul T. MITCHELL, and Katherine ORR, (eds). HAYDON, Peter T. ALEXANDER, Lewis M. SOKOLSKY, Joel J.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, Hants / Brookfield ,VT, 1998, ISBN:1855219972:

Seller ID: 106651


CRICKARD, Fred W., Paul T. MITCHELL, and Katherine ORR, (eds). Multinational Naval Cooperation and Foreign Policy into the 21st Century. Aldershot, Brookfield, &c. : Ashgate, (1998). Pp (4),v-xxiv,1-305,(7). 8vo, blue-green hardcovers. Rear-Admiral Frederick William Crickard, Rear-Admiral, OMM, CD, RCN (b. November 28, 1930, Vancouver - d. July 21, 2012, Halifax). Papers from a conference held in Halifax, N.S., in May 1996. ""This work examines the security, foreign policy and economic implications of multinational naval cooperation nto the 21st Century through a comparative study of t... View more info

Underwater Photography Now. in dj.

By: DIAMONDIS, P.J

Price: $30.00

Publisher: 1983,:

Seller ID: 43442


DIAMONDIS, P.J. Underwater Photography Now. (Merritt Island, Florida: The Author), 1983. Pp 146. 8vo, blue cloth. At last, a serious book on the subject- ten technical appendices and not a single bikini-clad maiden. Owner's signature, else vg in rubbed, nicked dj. 30.00 View more info

PADI Adventures in Diving : Advanced Training for Open Water Divers. 3rd pr

By: Diving] PADI

Price: $12.50

Publisher: PADI,, Santa Ana, CA, 1991, ISBN:1878663089:

Seller ID: 63812


(Diving) PADI. PADI Adventures in Diving: Advanced Training for Open Water Divers. (Santa Ana, Calif.): PADI, (1991). Third Printing. Pp 264. Illustrated with photos and technical diagrams to text. 8vo, ill. blue card covers with black spine. Contents : 1. Underwater Navigation; 2. Night Diving; 3. Deep Diving; 4. Altitude Diving; 5. Boat Diving; 6. Drift Diving; 7. Dry Suit Diving; 8. Multilevel Diving; 9. Search and Recovery; 10. Underwater Naturalist; 11. Underwater Photography; 12. Wreck Diving. With index. Short closed tear to head of front cover, name, else good. 12.50 View more info

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The United States Mosquito Fleet. First Edition

By: FERRELL, Bob

Price: $30.00

Publisher: PT Boat Museum and Library, Memphis, TN , 1977,: 1977

Seller ID: 83094


FERRELL, Bob. The United States Mosquito Fleet. (Memphis, TN : PT Boat Museum and Library, 1977). First Edition. Pp (4),1-63,(1). Illustrated throughout. Double Column. Index. Large 8vo (215 x 277 mm), illustrated white cardcovers, with colour photo to front and colour insignias on rear, with black lettering to spine. A description of the development and technical characteristics of the various types of Patrol Torpedo Craft that served the U.S. Navy from 1940 through 1946. Sections include: Early Development Experimental Boats Elco Higgins View more info

Robert Fulton, 1765-1815

By: FULTON, Robert). WRIGHT, Austin Carnegie Magazine 39:09 WRIGHT, Austin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Carnegie Magazine, 1965,:

Seller ID: 23034


(FULTON, Robert). WRIGHT, Austin. "Robert Fulton, 1765-1815." An article in the Carnegie Magazine, Vol.39, No.9, November 1967, pp.317-319. Double column. Also of interest: Gustave von Groschwitz's "The Seashore in Paintings of the 19th and 20th Centuries", pp.303-315). Vg. For the issue. 5.00 View more info