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...<b>Cruising Yachts.</b>, Benford, Jay R
1 Benford, Jay R ...Cruising Yachts.
USA: Tiller, 1983. 0961039604 / 9780961039608 First Edition Hardcover in Jacket.
 
Bindings square and tight. Text clean some edge wear to dust jacket.
200 page hardcover book, including 8 pages of color photos, with scores of the designer's drawings.

 
Price: 15.00 USD

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…<b>Steamboat Days</b>, Dayton, Fred Erving
2 Dayton, Fred Erving Steamboat Days
New York, Frederick A Stokes, 1925 First Editon. Hardcover.
 Illustrated by John Wolcott Adams 
Survey of American steamboats includes many B/W drawings and color frontispiece. Starts with the development of steamboats, covers the beginnings of steamboat commerce, historical events and famous people who rode the boats, including Mark Twain. Major river systems are also a focus.

Blue cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles. Bindings square and tight. Light shelf handling with some rubs and a corner bump though cloth is intact. Text clean with minor toning.
436 pages. 8.75 inches tall.

 
Price: 25.00 USD

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…<b>The Compleat Smuggler : A Book about Smuggling in England, America and Elsewear, Past and Present.</b>, Farjeon, Jefferson
3 Farjeon, Jefferson The Compleat Smuggler : A Book about Smuggling in England, America and Elsewear, Past and Present.
Indianapolis and New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1938 First Edition Hardcover in Jacket.

 Handsomely illustrated by "J. M." [Jack Matthew] with 8 full-page, black-on-green engravings and numerous woodcut vignettes. 
Bindings square and firm. Text clean light toning. Minor handling wear. Seldom seen in dust jacket. Jacket in protective Mylar sleeve has price of $3.00. Handling wear with loss top spine and corners.
8.75 inches tall. 338 pages with Glossary of smuggling terms.

 
Price: 30.00 USD

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...<b>Down on T Wharf : The Boston Fisheries As Seen Through the Photographs of Henry D. Fisher.</b>, German, Andrew W.
4 German, Andrew W. ...Down on T Wharf : The Boston Fisheries As Seen Through the Photographs of Henry D. Fisher.
Mystic, CT, U.S.A. Mystic Seaport Museum, Incorporated 1982 0913372269 / 9780913372265 First Edition Hardcover in Jacket.
 
No flaws to book. Minimal wear top spine dust jacket; Now in a protective Mylar sleeve.
Picturesque T Wharf was long the home of Boston's fishing industry. Henry D. Fisher created a remarkable photographic record of the fishing fleet in Boston Harbor between 1908 and 1920, when Boston was America's largest fish market.
This book's 117 photographs, accompanied by an equally vivid text, recreate the fishing vessels and markets of a vanished era. The North American Society for Oceanic History named Down on T Wharf the best book on American maritime history published in 1982.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Fighting Ships of the World  </b><br>, Jackson, Robert & Crawford, Steve
5 Jackson, Robert & Crawford, Steve ...Fighting Ships of the World

London, England: Amber Books, 2004.
 1904687016 / 9781904687016 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Features over 600 warships, each illustrated with full-color artwork.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

Contains detailed specifications for each vessel, with all measurements given in imperial and metric.

Examines such famous fighting ships as the Bismarck, Enterprise, Yamato, and many more; - Includes a detailed index for easy reference.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>Heart of Oak  </b><br>, Jones, Tristan
6 Jones, Tristan ...Heart of Oak

New York: St Martins Press, 1984.
 0312365985
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
"The late author, who could spin a mean tale, remembers his WWII stint in the Royal Navy; the included glossary of RN lower-deck slang is stupendous."

No flaws to the unread book. Bindings tight, text clan. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has mild handling / shelf wear.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b> Choosing the Right Trawl </b>, Massey, Liam N.
7 Massey, Liam N. ... Choosing the Right Trawl
Eureka, CA: Choosing the Right Trawl, 1985. Softcover, stapled wraps.

 Illustrated with graphics and detailed drawings. 
5.5 inches by 8.5 inches stapled booklet with stiff wrappers. Punched to fit a two-hole binder. 27 pages. Tight and clean. Name on upper outside top corner.

Laid-in letter SIGNED by the author.

No copies located online or in OCLC 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>Ahab's Trade: The Saga of South Sea Whaling.</b>, Mawer, G. A.; Mawer, Granville Allen.
8 Mawer, G. A.; Mawer, Granville Allen. ...Ahab's Trade: The Saga of South Sea Whaling.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000. 0312228090 / 9780312228095 First Edition; First Printing; Hardcover.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve.
Ahab's Trade tracks the rise and fall of this first global industry and tells the story of the men who made it. The Nantucketers, the first and the best, taught the world how whaling should be done.
Although they whaled in American, British, French, Australian and New Zealand ships, their calling made them citizens of a closed and isolated world unlike that of other seamen.

 
Price: 15.00 USD

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...<b>Admiral of the Ocean Sea</b>, Morison, Samuel Eliot
9 Morison, Samuel Eliot ...Admiral of the Ocean Sea
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1942. Hardcover.

 Illustrated by Bertram Greene & Erwin Raisz 
Brown cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles in blue box. Front decorated with a compass rose.
Bindings square and tight, text clean. Moderate wear to edges. Light sun-fading to spine.
9 5/8 inches tall. 680 pages with index.
Several handsome fold out maps - all intact. Decorated endpages with maps.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Dave Perry's 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes.</b>, Perry, Dave
10 Perry, Dave ...Dave Perry's 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes.
Portsmouth, Rhode Island: United States Sailing Assn., 2009 0982167601 / 9780982167601 Soft cover.
 
Unused, Gift quality.

 
Price: 24.00 USD

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...<b>The Speedwell Voyage: A Tale of Piracy and Mutiny in the Eighteenth Century.</b>, Poolman, Kenneth
11 Poolman, Kenneth ...The Speedwell Voyage: A Tale of Piracy and Mutiny in the Eighteenth Century.
Annapolis, Maryland:. Naval Inst Press, 1999. 1557506930 / 9781557506931 First Edition; First Printing; Hardcover in Jacket.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality,
Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. Photos show reflections from clear Mylar protective Dust-jacket cover.
The true story of a 22-gun privateer's epic 1718 journey in the South Sea.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b>Jolly Roger. The Story Of The Great Age Of Piracy   </b><br>, Pringle, Patrick
12 Pringle, Patrick ...Jolly Roger. The Story Of The Great Age Of Piracy

New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1953 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Illustrated with numerous plates.
 
A history of the golden age of Piracy of the late 1600's and early 1700's, with the likes of Captain Blackbeard, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, Henry Morgan, Captain Bartholomew Roberts, William Kidd, and a host of other Pirates.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has a hint of handling wear with no chips or tears. 294 with an extensive index.
 
Price: 49.95 USD

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...<b>Thomas Welcome Roys, America's Pioneer of Modern Whaling.</b>, Schmitt, Frederick P.
13 Schmitt, Frederick P. ...Thomas Welcome Roys, America's Pioneer of Modern Whaling.
Charlottesville, Virginia: Univ of Virginia Press, 1980. 0917376331 / 9780917376337 First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 SIGNED by the Author, with an inscription;
No Flaws or Blemishes; Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve.

a farm boy who went off to sea and eventually became a pioneer of modern whaling. Famous in his day for his daring, Roys life is virtually unknown to maritime historians in America, but his innovations and achievements are recognized in Norway as the bridge between antiquated sail ship whaling and the modern industrial whaling methods.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b>The Golden Antilles.</b>, Severin, Timothy
14 Severin, Timothy ...The Golden Antilles.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1970. First Edition Hardcover in Jacket.
 
The Story of the travelers, adventures, and soldiers of fortune who searched for a promised land in the Caribbean.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, First Edition; First Printing; Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. Photos show reflections from clear Mylar protective Dust-jacket cover.

 
Price: 12.00 USD

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...<b>Surface and Destroy: The Submarine Gun War in the Pacific.</b>, Sturma, Michael
15 Sturma, Michael ...Surface and Destroy: The Submarine Gun War in the Pacific.
USA: University Press of Kentucky, 2011 0813129966 / 9780813129969 First Edition. Hardcover in Jacket.
 
Unused. No flaws but minimal retail handling. Still Gift Quality.
Surface and Destroy: The Submarine Gun War in the Pacific reveals the nature of submarine warfare in the Pacific Ocean during World War II and investigates the challenges of facing the enemy on the surface.

 
Price: 15.00 USD

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...<b>Roteiro da Primeira Viagem de Vasco de Gama (1497 - 1499).</b>, VELHO, Álvaro.
16 VELHO, Álvaro. ...Roteiro da Primeira Viagem de Vasco de Gama (1497 - 1499).
Lisbon: General Agency for Overseas Territories,, 1969 Card stock 
Préfacio, notas e anexos por Abel Frontaura da Costa. Lisboa, Agência Geral do Ultramar, 1969. 4to.; XXII pp., 236 pp., con mapas y reproducciones de documentos. Cubiertas originales salvadas en encuadernación en media piel, con puntas y lomera ornada.Descubrimientos & Exploraciones - Naútica & Navegación y Puertos - Portugal - África - India – Viajes. Cartolina rígida amb fixacions enganxats . Signatura d'enllaços . Alguns maneig desgast de la columna vertebral . Algunes pàgines.

236 pp. Maps reproductions of documents: Nine of them folded, maps and documents reproductions.
Stiff card stock with glued bindings. Bindings firm. Some handling wear to spine. Some pages unopened. 
Price: 30.00 USD

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The World of Model Ships and Boats, Williams, Guy R.
17 Williams, Guy R. The World of Model Ships and Boats
New York: G. P. Putman and Sons, 1971 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
First American Edition. 32 color illustrations 200+ B/W. Blue cloth boards with wrap-around decorations. Bindings square and tight, Text clean. Light shelf handling. Dust jacket has a little rubbing top spine and lower rear edge. Now, in a clear Mylar protective sleeve. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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...<b>Round the Horn in a Square Rigger.  </b>, [Sailing] Johnson, Captain Irving
18 [Sailing] Johnson, Captain Irving ...Round the Horn in a Square Rigger.
Springfield, MA Milton Bradley Company, 1932 First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover.

 Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Charles J. A. Wilson 
Adventures of two New England boys who shipped out of Hamburg, Germany on one of the mammoth, four-masted square rigger ships still in transoceanic service in the winter of 1929-30. The voyage took 90 days went around Cape Horn and ended in Chile.

Pictorial Endpages. Previous owner’s name on front endpage.Bindings tight and square, through front hinge starting after frontispiece. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Sun-fading on spine and edges. Lacks dust jacket. 219 pages. 8 inches tall.

 
Price: 29.95 USD

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…<b>Manual of Seamanship. Volume 1.</b>, [Unknown]
19 [Unknown] Manual of Seamanship. Volume 1.
London: Her Majesty’s Stationary Office, 1951 Hardcover.
 
Blue cloth covered boards. Text clean some toning. Previous owner’s names. Illustrated. 9.5 inches tall. 290 pages with index. Handling wear, moderate shelf wear.

Well-illustrated and informative seamanship manual detailing types of sailing ships, rigging, navigation, ship fittings, bends, hitches, knots, sails, sailing, and much more. Fold-out chart. Color cardstock pages of flags.

 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b> Liberty: The Ships That Won the War </b><br>, [US Navy] Elphick, Peter
20 [US Navy] Elphick, Peter ... Liberty: The Ships That Won the War

Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2002 1557505357
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 512 pages with index, bibliography and appendixes.
 
This stirring tribute tells the complete story of the renowned Liberty ships, from their design concept and production through their war service and post war careers. Designed for speed and ease of production, Liberty ships were turned out at American shipyards so rapidly that the Allies were able to replace thousands of ships lost to U-boats and keep the vital transatlantic supply routes open.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket unclipped is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 39.95 USD

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