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Image for <b>Lone Wolf: The Life and Death of U-Boat Ace Werner Henke  </b>

Lone Wolf: The Life and Death of U-Boat Ace Werner Henke

By: Mulligan, Timothy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Westport, Conn.:, Praeger,: 1993.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007928


This book relates the life and the death of the rebel German seaman who became one of the most successful U-Boat commanders of World War II. A narrative outlining the history of his boat, U-515, and its crew. Also, the biography of a man who defies the stereotypes of German character, who never fit in as a career officer in the German Navy, but who chose a suicidal death in acceptance of the code of the military service whose rules he continually bent and ... View more info

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If Mahan Ran the Great Pacific War: An Analysis of World War II Naval Strategy

By: Adams, John A.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009942


Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power upon History (1660-1783) was one of the most influential books on military strategy in the first half of the 20th century. A core text in the naval war colleges of the United States, Britain, and Japan, Mahan's book shaped doctrine for the conduct of war at sea. Adams uses Mahan's ideas to discuss the great Pacific sea battles of World War II and to consider how well they withstood the test of actual combat.No Fl... View more info

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Famous Ships of the British Navy, Stories of Enterprise and Daring.

By: Adams, W.H. [William Henry] Davenport

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London:, Strahan & CO.,: 1872.

Seller ID: 009216


Short histories of several of the Royal Navy's most famous sailing ships and the gallant captains that sailed aboard them. Included are the "Mary Rose", Sir Francis Drake, Admiral Robert Blake, William Bligh and the "Bounty", Nelson's "Victory, and the story of the shipwreck of the "Alceste" to mention but a few. Publisher's blue cloth with stamped titles and designs in black and gilt. All edges gilt. Previous owner's names on front free endpage. Fully illustra... View more info

Image for <b>The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: 1577-1580  </b><br>[Elizabethan England]

The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: 1577-1580
[Elizabethan England]

By: Bawlf, Samuel

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Walker Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009505


Samuel Bawlf masterfully recounts the drama of this extraordinary expedition within the context of England's struggle to withstand the aggression of Catholic Europe and Drake's ambition for English enterprise in the Pacific. He offers fascinating insight into life at sea in the sixteenth century from the dangers of mutiny and the lack of knowledge about wind and current to the arduous physical challenges faced every day by Drake's men. But it is Bawlf's assertion ... View more info

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Cruising Yachts.

By: Benford, Jay R

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA:, Tiller,: 1983.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004946


. 200 page hardcover book, including 8 pages of color photos, with scores of the designer's drawings.Bindings square and tight. Text clean some edge wear to dust jacket View more info

Image for <b>The Voyages of Christopher Columbus: [Being the journals of his first and third, and the letters concerning his first and last voyages, to which is ... by Andres Bernaldez </b>(Argonaut Press, v. 9)

The Voyages of Christopher Columbus: [Being the journals of his first and third, and the letters concerning his first and last voyages, to which is ... by Andres Bernaldez (Argonaut Press, v. 9)

By: Columbus, Christopher ; Jane, Cecil - Editor

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Amsterdam : N. Israel; New York, Da Capo Press: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition, Thus

Seller ID: 009507


The introduction gives the scope and an evaluation of the historical sources of the person and the activities of Christopher Columbus. Original title page reads: The Voyages of Christopher Columbus being the Journals of his first and third, and the Letters concerning his first and last voyages, to which is added the account of his second voyage written by Andres Bernaldez.Now newly translated and edited with an introduction and notes by Cecil Jane. View more info

Image for <b>Batavia's Graveyard - The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny  </b><br>[Australia - History]

Batavia's Graveyard - The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
[Australia - History]

By: Dash, Mike

Price: $39.95

Publisher: London:, Weidenfeld & Nicolson,: 2002.

Edition: First Edition – First Printing.

Seller ID: 006500


When the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia struck an uncharted reef off the new continent of Australia on her maiden voyage in 1629, 332 men, women and children were on board. While some headed off in a lifeboat to seek help, 250 of the survivors ended up on a tiny coral island less than half a mile long. A band of mutineers, whose motives were almost beyond comprehension, then started on a cold-blooded killing spree, leaving fewer than 80 people alive when the rescue b... View more info

Image for <b> For Honor & Country: Diary of Bruno De Hezeta </b><br>[Spanish Exploration; Oregon]

For Honor & Country: Diary of Bruno De Hezeta
[Spanish Exploration; Oregon]

By: De Hezeta, Bruno ; Beals, Herbert K. Translationa and Annotation

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Oregon, Western Imprints, The Press of the Oregon Historical Society: 1985

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009533


Hezeta's Diary is an account in the unembellished idiom of a seaman. But it remains a compelling yarn of high-seas adventure and discovery, set in a time [1776] when most of America's Northwest coast was terra incognita to Europeans. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 4to; 26 cm.; 10 inches tall; 167 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. Series: North Pacific Studies. View more info

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The World Encompassed: The First European Maritime Empires, C. 800-1650

By: Geoffrey Vaughn Scammell

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Berkley and Los Angles, Houghtom Mifflin Company: 1981

Seller ID: 009540


A study of European exploration and colonization includes examinations of the expansion of the English, Spanish, Dutch, French, and Portuguese empires. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; minor aging to front text-block; Previous owner's embossed stamp on first blank page. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has no flaws to note. 8vo; 24 cm.; 9.5 inches tall; 538 pages with Chapter Notes, and index. Some illustration and ma... View more info

Image for ...<b>Down on T Wharf : The Boston Fisheries As Seen Through the Photographs of Henry D. Fisher.</b>

...Down on T Wharf : The Boston Fisheries As Seen Through the Photographs of Henry D. Fisher.

By: German, Andrew W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mystic, CT, U.S.A., Mystic Seaport Museum, Incorporated: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003220


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 ... View more info

Image for <b> The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago. </b>

The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago.

By: Guillemard, Francis Henry Hill (1582-1933).

Price: $625.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1885

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009510


First Edition, First Printing. Two volumes, [Complete] 8vo; (230 x 157 mm). Illustrated with 2 colored frontispieces, 14 maps, 27 plates. The plates are beautifully engraved by Edward Whymper (of Matterhorn fame) from drawings by Charles Whymper. A first-hand account of a private scientific expedition.and voyage on the schooner "Marchesa" from Japan to the South Pacific. As a member of the Royal Geographical Society, Guillemard worked as both a naturalist and eth... View more info

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Ralegh's Last Voyage [Argonaut Press #12]

By: Harlow; V. T. - Editor

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Amsterdam : N. Israel; New York, Da Capo Press: 1971

Edition: First edition, thus

Seller ID: 009556


V.T. Harlow's book brings together all the important letters and documents and eye-witness accounts, both English and Spanish (in translation), relating to Ralegh's voyage to Guiana in 1617 and its fatal consequence. First edition, thus. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 4to; 25 cm; 9.875 inches tall; 379 pages with index. Illustrated with a Portrait and two maps. Printed in Western Germany. View more info

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...Fighting Ships of the World

By: Jackson, Robert & Crawford, Steve

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, England:, Amber Books,: 2004.<br>

Seller ID: 006973


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. View more info

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The Incredible Voyage: A Personal Odyssey

By: Jones, Tristan; Forward by John Hemming

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Kanas City, Sheed Andrews and McNeel, Inc.: 1977

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 009333


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has wear along front flap edge and top spine . 8vo; 391 pages; End paper maps with photographs in text. First American Edition. View more info

Image for ...<b>Heart of Oak  </b><br>

...Heart of Oak

By: Jones, Tristan

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York:, St Martins Press,: 1984.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.<br>

Seller ID: 007618


"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. View more info

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Brendan

By: Llywelyn, Morgan

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Forge Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009351


'Llywelyn's narrative, laced with fifth-century Irish history and lore, climaxes with a fantastical maritime expedition worthy of Ulysses; her prose is by turns reflective, lyrical, and stalwart, delving into the popular legend with a genuine sense of Brendan's human strengths and frailties.' -- Publishers Weekly.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 302 ... View more info

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... Choosing the Right Trawl

By: Massey, Liam N.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Eureka, CA:, Choosing the Right Trawl,: 1985.

Seller ID: 006785


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 View more info

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Ahab's Trade: The Saga of South Sea Whaling.

By: Mawer, G. A.; Mawer, Granville Allen.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, Palgrave Macmillan,: 2000.

Edition: First Edition; First Printing;

Seller ID: 003795


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. View more info

Image for <b>War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865   </b><br>(Littlefield History of the Civil War Era) [US Civil War]

War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
(Littlefield History of the Civil War Era) [US Civil War]

By: McPherson, James M.

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Chapell Hill, NC:, The University of North Carolina Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009589


McPherson recounts how the Union navy's blockade of the Confederate coast, leaky as a sieve in the war's early months, became increasingly effective as it choked off vital imports and exports. Meanwhile, the Confederate navy, dwarfed by its giant adversary, demonstrated daring and military innovation. A welcome addition to the literature. Those new to this aspect of the Civil War will benefit from McPherson's masterful synthesis, while specialists will find his in... View more info

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Admiral of the Ocean Sea
[Columbus]

By: Morison, Samuel Eliot

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston:, Little, Brown and Company,: 1942.

Seller ID: 001205


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. View more info