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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

ISBN: 0253351057

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


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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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. View more info

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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 b... View more info

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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 So... 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 ethnog... 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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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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Brendan

By: Llywelyn, Morgan

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Forge Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009351

ISBN: 0312860994

Condition: As New


'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

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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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

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The Wreck of the Sv. Nikolai: Two Narratives of the First Russian Expedition to the Oregon Country, 1808-1810

By: Owens, Kenneth N.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Oregon, Oregon Historical Society Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009519

ISBN: 0875951244

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


This volume combines two source accounts of the event. The first is the story of a Russian survivor, Timofei Osipovich Tarakanov, the expedition's leader after the shipwreck. The second is a Quileute account, preserved orally for nearly a century before being recorded in 1909. Combined, these wonderful accounts tell a tale of adventure with moments of high drama, heroism, a touch of comedy, and eventual tragedy.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Editio... View more info

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...The Speedwell Voyage: A Tale of Piracy and Mutiny in the Eighteenth Century.

By: Poolman, Kenneth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland:., Naval Inst Press,: 1999.

Edition: First Edition; First Printing;

Seller ID: 003786

ISBN: 1557506930


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. View more info

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Southern Lighthouses : From Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico

By: Roberts, Bruce; Jones, Ray

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Guilford, CT, U.S.A., Globe Pequot Press, The: 1989

Seller ID: 003231

ISBN: 0871065487

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, View more info

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...Thomas Welcome Roys, America's Pioneer of Modern Whaling.

By: Schmitt, Frederick P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charlottesville, Virginia:, Univ of Virginia Press,: 1980.

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

Inscription: <b>SIGNED by the Author, with an inscription;</b>

Seller ID: 003787

ISBN: 0917376331


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. View more info

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...The Golden Antilles.

By: Severin, Timothy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf.: 1970.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003152


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. View more info

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The Vineland Map And The Tartar Relation

By: Skelton, R. A.; Marston , Thomas E. ; Painter, George

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1966

Edition: Fourth Printing.

Seller ID: 009538

Condition: Very Good


The Vinland map is claimed to be a 15th-century mappa mundi with unique information about Norse exploration of North America. It is very well known because of the publicity campaign which accompanied its revelation to the public as a "genuine" pre-Columbian map in 1965. In addition to showing Africa, Asia and Europe, the map depicts a landmass south-west of Greenland in the Atlantic labelled as Vinland (Vinlanda Insula). Bindings tight and square. Text clean, l... View more info