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Cruising Yachts.

By: Benford, Jay R

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA:, Tiller,: 1983.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004946

ISBN: 0961039604

Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket


. 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

ISBN: 9060727037

Condition: Fine


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.First Edition, Thus. Series: Argonaut Press ; Volume 9. 4to; 25 cm; 9.85 inches tall; 347 pages; illustrated with five maps... View more info

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Atlantic: The Last Great Race of Princes

By: Cookman, Scott

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Wiley: 2002

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010793

ISBN: 0471410764

Condition: New


In 1905, the key to unlocking America's economic potential was swift travel across the Atlantic. Scott Cookman recounts in meticulous detail the fanatical race for maritime supremacy. Scions and captains of industry took the challenge by racing across the ocean. [Gary Jobson]No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 9.5 inches tall; 298 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. Some in-text illustrations. 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

ISBN: 0575070242


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 boat arrived three months later. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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Encyclopedia of the Sea

By: Ellis, Richard

Price: $21.95

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011368

ISBN: 0375403744

Condition: New


Whether beachgoer or deep-sea explorer, if you have any interest at all in the ocean, you'll find this, like Ellis's many other books on sea life and lore, to be a useful and entertaining companion. --Gregory McNameeNo Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. 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: $21.45

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003220

ISBN: 0913372269

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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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: $695.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1886

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009510

Condition: Very Good


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 ethnographer. This work is notable for its focus on lesser-known islands as well as important ornithological observations.... View more info

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Fragments of Voyages and Travels. Third Series. [Voyages; India]

By: Hall, Captain Basil

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Robert Cadell: 1833

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011005

Condition: Very Good


Hall published three series of his voyages, each with three volumes; this is the third series. First Edition - Third Series. 16mo. 6 inches tall; 363; 325; 328 pages. Three volumes, Complete. Laid-in two-sided signed hand-written letter dated 1831. The letter is written to the author with an unidentified signature.Hall was a widely traveled naval officer who parlayed his adventures into a successful literary career. These three volumes contain a great deal of valuable information about the Royal Navy and early 19th century naval practices, and India and Indian colonization and tr... 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

ISBN: 9060727045

Condition: Fine


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

ISBN: 1904687016


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

ISBN: 0836207033

Condition: Very Good


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

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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: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011436

ISBN: 0836207033

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has minimal handling wear. 8vo; 391 pages; End paper maps with photographs in text. First American Edition; Second Printing. View more info

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Heart of Oak

By: Jones, Tristan

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York:, St Martins Press,: 1984.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007618

ISBN: 0312365985


"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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A Love of Ships

By: King, George

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Kenneth Mason: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010973

ISBN: 0859373584

Condition: Very Good


Bindings square and tight, a bit of soil on the top of the textblock. Text clean. Dust jacket in new Mylar sleeve has wear top of the spine on rear top edge. 8vo; 294 pages with index and illustrated with photographs. 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

ISBN: 0312228090


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

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The Cruise of the Montauk to Bermuda, The West Indies and Florida

By: McQuade, James

Price: $245.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas R. Knox & CO.: 1885

Seller ID: 011035

Condition: Very Good


The Montauk's cruise was from New York to the Caribbean, which set sail February 21, 1884 and returned May 3, 1884 stopping at Bermuda, St. Kitt's, St. Pierre, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacao, Jamaica, Cuba, Havana and Florida. An interesting amount of sheet music and poetry add to the narrative. Gives very detailed descriptions of social conditions with notes on slavery and the natives in the places visited. The author was an accomplished stylist including ironic humor, puns and amusing turns of phrase in his narration. Publisher's dark brown cloth with titles stamped in g... View more info

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The Last Blue Water Liners

By: Miller, William H.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York: , St Martin's Press, 1986: 1986

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007908

ISBN: 0312469802


Through detailed research, personal experience, and extensive interviews, the author offers a stimulating factual and nostalgic account of the postwar era of intercontinental liner traffic. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Fully illustrated with B/W photos. 224 pages with index. 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

Image for Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942 - April 1944. [History of United States Naval Operations in World War II Vol. 7 :]

Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942 - April 1944. [History of United States Naval Operations in World War II Vol. 7 :]

By: Morison, Samuel Eliot

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Castle Books: 2001

Seller ID: 011241

ISBN: 078581308X

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. ---- A combination of details and anecdotes that bring the events to life; Illustrated. Morison, already convinced of the value of personal involvement as a result of sailing experience while writing his biography of Christopher Columbus, wrote to President Roosevelt suggesting the preparation of an official history of the Navy in the war, and volunteering for the task. Morison was commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve, and assigned a staff of assistants, with permission to go ... View more info