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Wreck of the Torrey Canyon. 3rd pr in dj

By: GILL, Crispin BOOKER, Frank SOPER, Tony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1967,:

Seller ID: 88163


GILL, Crispin, Frank BOOKER, Tony SOPER. The Wreck of the Torrey Canyon. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, (October 1967). Third Printing. Pp. (9),10-128, + 16 pages of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Papadakis& Glassner, International Law of the Sea and Marine Affairs: A Bibliograph y : Supplement to the 1980 edition 7381. The authors were uniquely qualified to write this on-the-spot assessment of the Torrey Canyon disaster: besides being journalists, and residents of Cornwall, their backgrounds are in marine affairs and natural history. An immediate and thorough account. Chapt... View more info

Wreck of the William Brown

By: KOCH, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: International Marine/McGraw Hill, Camden, Maine, 2004, ISBN:0071456317:

Seller ID: 75723


KOCH, Tom. The Wreck of the William Brown: A True Tale of Overcrowded Lifeboats and Murder at Sea. Camden, Maine: International Marine/McGraw-Hill, (2004). Pp (i)-ix,[1],1-213,[3]. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "Seventy-one years before the loss of the Titanic, another ship sank in almost the same spot after striking an iceberg at maximum speed. Three-quartersof the 65 passengers - poor, mostly Irish emigrants - were lost, including at least fourteen who were thrown overboard from a lifeboat to lighten it. Not a single sailor died. When the tragedy of the William Brown threate... View more info

Wreck on the Half-Moon Reef : The True Story of the Wreck of the Dutch EastIndia Ship Zeewyk. in dj.

By: EDWARDS, Hugh

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Scribner's, New York, 1970,:

Seller ID: 31885


EDWARDS, Hugh. The Wreck on the Half-Moon Reef : The True Story of the Wreck of the Dutch East India Ship Zeewyk. New York: Scribner's, (1970). First Printing. Pp. (12),1-193,(9). Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, grey cloth. An account of the particularly lurid wreck of the Dutch East India Company's ship Zeewyk, which was lost through appalling recklessness on the west coast of Australia in 1728. Drunkenness, "stupid sin", and an ill-fated smallboat journey ensued. Vg in unclipped dj. 30.00 View more info

Wreckers : A Story of Killing Seas and Plundered Shipwrecks, from the 18th Century to the Present Day. 1st UK in dj.

By: BATHURST, Bella

Price: $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins, London, 2005, ISBN:0007170327:

Seller ID: 88752


BATHURST, Bella. The Wreckers : A Story of Killing Seas and Plundered Shipwrecks, from the 18th Century to the Present Day . London: HarperCollins, 2005. First UK Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xxiv,(2),1-326, + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "A fine shipwreck has always represented sport, pleasure, treasure, and in many cases the differencebetween living well and just getting by. Though it is the Cornish who beca me most notorious for wrecking, coastal communities throughout Britain regarded the 'sea's bounty' as an impromptu way of providing themselves wit... View more info

Wreckers : A Story of Killing Seas and Plundered Shipwrecks, from the 18th Century to the Present Day. 1st US in dj.

By: BATHURST, Bella

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2005, ISBN:0618416773:

Seller ID: 70756


BATHURST, Bella. The Wreckers : A Story of Killing Seas and Plundered Shipwrecks, from the 18th Century to the Present Day. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. First US Printing. Pp. [i]-xxiv,(2),1-326, + 16 p. of plates.Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth spine with grey paper covered boards, gilt let tering to spine. "The secret history of shipwrecks and the predatory scavengers who live off the spoils" is the focus of this interesting piece, focusing on life in small English coastal communities, where many residents eke out a living off the wreckage created by one of the world's busiest... View more info

Wreckers : A Story of Killing Seas, False Lights, and Plundered Ships. pbk.

By: BATHURST, Bella

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HarperCollins, London, 2005, ISBN:0007207409:

Seller ID: 75716


BATHURST, Bella. The Wreckers: A Story of Killing Seas, False Lights and Plundered Ships. London: HarperCollins, (2005). Pp. (i)-xxiv,[2],1-326, + [16]p. of plates. 8vo, illustrated cream card covers. "A fine shipwreck has always represented sport, pleasure, treasure, and in many cases, the difference between living well and just getting by. From all around Britain Bella Bathurst has uncovered the secret history of wrecking, from beach orgies so wild that few participants survived until morning, to remote cottages fitted with silver candelabra, via cows hung with lanterns to lure unwary sh... View more info

Wrecks & Reputations : The Loss of the Schomberg and Loch Ard. in dj.

By: CHARLWOOD, Don

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, London, 1977, ISBN:0207130655:

Seller ID: 42133


CHARLWOOD, Don. Wrecks & Reputations : The Loss of the Schomberg and Loch Ard. (London): Angus & Robertson, (1977). Pp. (7),viii-xiii,(2),2-190,(4), [16] pp plates. 8vo, green cloth. Accounts of the loss of two migrant ships in the Bass Strait, with much on the Black Ball Line and some mention of the famous Marco Polo of Saint John, New Brunswick. Slight shelfwear, else vgin slightly rubbed, torn dj. 40.00 View more info

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Wrecks in Tasmanian Waters. in dj.

By: O'MAY, Harry, comp ROWNTREE, Andy, foreword.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: L.G. Shea, Government. Printer, 1952,:

Seller ID: 31850


O'MAY, Harry, comp. Wrecks in Tasmanian Waters 1797-1950. Tasmania: L.G. Shea, Government. Printer, [ca. 1952]. Pp 209, 24 of plates. Folding map at rear. 8vo, red cloth. A narrative listing dozens of wrecks chronologically, beginning with vessels of the East India Company in the eighteenth century,and concluding with the handsome steam yacht Alvena in 1951. With an index of vessel names divided according to place of wreck. Small puncture to rea r inner hinge, else vg in rubbed, nicked dj. 125.00 View more info

Wrecks in the Rip

By: LONEY, Jack

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Maritime History Publications, 0,:

Seller ID: 38273


LONEY, Jack. Wrecks in the Rip. [Includes Wrecks in Port Phillip Bay.] (Geelong): Maritime History Publications, [ca. 1977]. Pp 73, [20] pp plates. 8vo, ill. card covers. Narrative accounts of wrecks in this Australian region arranged chronologically (Early Disasters, The Gold Rush Years, Hail the Lifeboat, The Big Ships, Incidents this Century); with consideration of local pilotage and lifesaving services. Rubbed, else vg. 22.50 View more info

Writing the Sea. First Edition

By: BROWN, Cassie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Flanker Press, St. John's, NF, 2005, ISBN:1894463749:

Seller ID: 67336


BROWN, Cassie. Writing the Sea. St. John's, NL : Flanker Press Ltd., 2005. First Printing. Pp. (8),ix-x,1-163,(3). Illustrated with 37 b&w photos in the text. 8vo, Brian Bursey photo-illustrated blue cardcovers. A collection of Brown's pieces on life in Newfoundland and of disasters around the island province's perilous coasts. Includes numerous articles on the sinking of the Florizel, as well as the Caribou disaster, the mutiny on the Diana, theloss of the Hope and the Empress of Scotland, and the rescue of the crew a board the Leicester. "Cassie Brown is one of Canada's best-known writer... View more info

Yarmouth Past and Present : A Book of Reminiscences

By: LAWSON, J. Murray

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Yarmouth, NS, 1902,:

Seller ID: 74695


LAWSON, J. Murray. Yarmouth Past and Present : A Book of Reminiscences . Yarmouth: (Yarmouth Herald), 1902. Pp. (4),[1]-647,(1),(20) of ads,(14) of index, + 3 sail-cloth-backed folding plates and 23 p. of black and white plates. Includes textual illustrations. 8vo, grey cloth with black borders, gilt lettering to front and spine. Morley 115. An overarching anecdotal surveyof the early history of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Includes a myriad of nautic al aspects, including shipwrecks, arrivals and departures of merchant ships, &c., as well as nearly every detail - no matter how mundane - from 19th-c... View more info