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Lloyd's Calendar 1947
London, Lloyd's of London, 1946. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. xxxvi,568.8vo,,Bound in original dark blue buckram with gilt lettering. Boards a bit wrinkled & lightly scuffed; else clean, tight and in very good condition. No internal markings.
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Book number: 9900040160
USD 18.50 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 1997]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Merchant shipping;Insurance;Maritime law;;;;;;

 
Okinawa Yacht Club Bulletin Vol. 1 December, 1958 Number 4
Okinawa, Japan, Published by the Club, 1958. pp. 4.4to,,,Contains 'From the Commodore', 'Torii Topics', 'Under the Hatch', 'Around the Club' and several other brief articles, plus several photos of members and their boats, and ads from local businesses. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. 'Scotch' tape residue to inner and rear hinge and past of outer margin. Else unmarked & only lightly worn: very good condition.
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Book number: 9900044113
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 16 | £UK 14.25 | JP¥ 1889]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Japan;Occupied Japan;Sailing;;;;;; black-and-white photographs

 
River Cruising Atlas: Columbia Snake Willamette
Seattle, WA, Evergreen Pacific Publishing, 1991. pp. 107.Small folio,Coil bound in illustrated card covers. Measures 29 x 43 cms. Ill.: charts. Contents a bit rolled, with some light wear to covers. Charts unmarked. Good plus copy of a scarce chartbook. ISBN 0945265123.
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Book number: 9900040235
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68 | £UK 60.25 | JP¥ 8094]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Columbia river;Sailing;Cruising guide;;;;;; charts

 
BOUMPHREY, G. M.
The Story of the Ship / the How-&-Why Series Edited by Gerald Bullett / No. 14
London, A & C Black Ltd. 1933. Hardcover. pp. 96.12mo,,. Ill.: T. L. Poulton illustrations. Dust jacket worn, with a few missing pieces at top edge & spine ends. Book is in g/vg cond. except where sunned through jacket.
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Book number: 9900037449
USD 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | £UK 7 | JP¥ 917]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Naval;;;;;;;; T. L. Poulton illustrations

 
BOWEN, DANA THOMAS
Lore of the Lakes: Told in Story and Picture
Lachine, Quebec, R. E. Publishing, 1969. Ninth printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Bound in green cloth with black lettering to spine & front board. Black and white and colour illustrations and photographs. Light shelfwear, blank pages throughout (missing text from an error in printing); very good in good dust jacket with creases & small closed tears to edges. .
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Book number: 052896
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1295]
Catalogue: Nautical

 
BROOKS, KENNETH F.
Run to Leeward
London, Adventurer's Club, 1966. later printing. Hardcover. pp. 192.8vo,,Bds sl soiled, sl musty smell, else vg in scuffed, clipped, g dj. Ill.: Map endpapers. The tale of the voyage the Albatross made through the great storm of 1904.
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Book number: 9900025796
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1079]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Sailing;Chesapeake Bay;Schooner;;;;;; Map endpapers

 
BULLEN, FRANK T.
The Cruise of the 'Cachalot' Round the World After Sperm Whales
London, Smith, Elder & Co. 1901. 2nd edition. Hardcover. pp. xx, 379.8vo,,Bound in publisher's blue cloth with gilt embossed whale,There is an inscription, in pencil, on the last blank preliminary page before the title page. It reads: 'M. H. Gray - This book was sent by W. G. to Thornhill to be read by J. H. G. Only 50 pages were read to him on the evening of Dec. 11th, 1901 - he had much wanted to read it & enjoyed what he heard. The book was afterwards given to Mr. H. G. by W. G.' At the conclusion of chapter VI (p. 54) there is a pencil note in the same hand: 'Read to J. H. G. on the evening of 11th Dec. 1901 - 'Now I've read you 50 pages & I'll read you 100 tomorrow'. 'Thank thee dear, thou art very kind.'' These inscriptions could be erased, but they are rather charming, and add to the character and distinctiveness of this copy. Ill.: folding map, b&w plates. Spine slant, minor wear to extremities (esp. tips of bds.), light soiling; else in good to just less than vg condition.
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Book number: 9900007863
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.5 | £UK 40.25 | JP¥ 5396]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Whaling;Sailing;Whalers;Sperm whale;Ambergris;;;; folding map, b&w plates

 
CAMPBELL, LYALL
Sable Island Fatal and Fertile Crescent
Hantsport, NS, Lancelot Press, 1994. Paperback. 8vo. Black and white photographs. Very good. .
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Book number: 051637
USD 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 7 | £UK 6.25 | JP¥ 809]
Catalogue: Nautical

 
CHATTERTON, E. KEBLE
The Ship Under Sail
Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, ND (1920s). Hardcover. pp. 224.square 8vo,Front hinge a bit weak, bds. sl. scuffed & soiled; else gd+. Ill.: folding plans, b&w photos. Small ink name and address on decorated fep. Some age-toning to margins of contents.
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Book number: 9900028262
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1619]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Sailing;Naval;Rigging;;;;;; folding plans, b&w photos

 
RUDOLPH CHELMINSKI
Superwreck Amoco Cadiz The Shipwreck That Had to Happen
New York, William Morrow & Co, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Black and white illustrations. Light edgewear, fading to boards and spine; good+ in very good dustjacket (protected in brodart sleeve). .
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Book number: 045538
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 | £UK 10.25 | JP¥ 1349]
Catalogue: Nautical

 
CHICHESTER, FRANCIS
Along the Clipper Way
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1967. 5th printing. Hardcover. pp. 257.8vo,,Sl. shelf wear; else vg/nf in torn, taped, scuffed fair/gd dj. Ill.: endpaper maps, maps in text. An anthology of the best accounts describing the nineteenth-century clipper routes to and from Australia.
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Book number: 9900030110
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1079]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Australia;Clipper ships;Trade Routes;Sailing;Nautical Trade;;;; endpaper maps, maps in text

 
CHICHESTER, SIR FRANCIS
Gipsy Moth Circles the World
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1967. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. xvi, 269.8vo,,Sl. rubbed; else vg/vg+ in sl. chipped & scuffed, o/w vg dj. Ill.: color, b&w photos, maps.
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Book number: 9900014055
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1079]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Sailing;Solo navigation;Circumnavigation;Nautical;Chichester;;;; color, b&w photos, maps

 
CHICHESTER, FRANCIS
The Lonely Sea and the Sky
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1964. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. xvii, 352.8vo,,Front bd. bowed, spine sl. sunned; else vg in sl. sunned, gd+ dj. Ill.: maps, b&w photos, plans. A 1965 Reader's Union edition, g/vg in good dj, also available.
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Book number: 9900001425
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1619]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Sailing;Adventurers;Sailors;Aviators;OSTAR;Sailboat racing;Saliboat races;Sea planes;Aviation maps, b&w photos, plans

 
EDITED BY THE SECRETARY [DANIEL H. COX]
Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Vol. XXIII 1915
New York City, 1915. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. xxxv, 224.Heavy 4to,,,Published annually by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Besides the text, this volume has 92 pages of photo plates, folding plans, and nautical diagrams at the end of the book. One sequence of photos and plans accompanies an interesting article entitled 'Inland Navigation and Barge Construction vs. Floating Bridges.' Other articles include: 'Some Comparisons Relating to Electric Propulsion of a Battleship', 'Interior Decoration of Vessels' (well-illustrated), and 'The Submarine of To-day and Tomorrow' etc. Binding scuffed and a bit soiled. Hinges tight. Small stain to top of gutter of preliminary pages, not affecting contents. Several of the folding plans are quite large and would look most attractive when matted and framed. Ill.: folding plans, b&w illusts. Bound in original brown buckram with lettering to front board and spine stamped in gilt.
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Book number: 9900043217
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.5 | £UK 40.25 | JP¥ 5396]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Stern wheeler;Battleship;Cruise ship;;;;;; folding plans, b&w illusts.

 
EDITED BY THE SECRETARY [DANIEL H. COX]
Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Vol. XXIV 1916
New York City, 1916. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. xlii, 215.Heavy 4to,,,Published annually by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Besides the text, this volume has 127 pages of photo plates, folding plans, and nautical diagrams at the end of the book. The last 30, or so, of these pages have been exposed to moisture and should be separated with great care. Illustrated articles include 'Salvage Equipment Used in Raising Submarine F-4', 'The Design of an Oil Engine', 'Aeronautics in Relation to Naval Architecture', 'Notes from the Model Basin', etc. The binding is spotted and scuffed, but tight. This copy priced with faults in mind. Ill.: folding plans, b&w illusts. Bound in original brown buckram with lettering to front board and spine stamped in gilt.
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Book number: 9900043218
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 28.25 | JP¥ 3777]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Stern wheeler;Battleship;Cruise ship;;;;;; folding plans, b&w illusts.

 
CUBBIN, THOMAS, MASTER, WITH WOOD ENGRAVINGS BY JOHN WORSLEY / INTRODUCTION BY H. M. TOMLINSON
The Wreck of the Serica a Narrative of 1868
London, Dropmore Press, 1950. Hardcover. pp. x, 105.4to,,Bound in full blue buckram,Boards bumped at corners. Buckram a bit spotted and lightly soiled. Gilt lettering and design bright. Former owner's bookplate inside front board. Contents clan and very bright. A good plus copy. Ill.: wood engravings. Of this book, three hundred copies have been printed on cream wove hand-made paper. This copy is numbered 171.
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Book number: 9900038208
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 59 | £UK 52.25 | JP¥ 7015]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Naval;Shipwreck;;;;;;; wood engravings

 
DAVIS, CHARLES G
American Sailing Ships Their Plans and History
Toronto, Dover Publications, 1984. Paperback. 8vo. Black and white photographic reproductions and illustrations. Light shelfwear; very good. .
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Book number: 047906
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1079]
Catalogue: Nautical

 
KEYS, DICK AND KEN SMITH
Black Diamonds by Sea North-East Sailing Colliers 1780-1880
Newcastle upon Tyne, [UK], Newcastle Libraries, 1998. Paperback. Oblong 4to, pp. 48. Previous owner's name stamp to title page; very good. b&w maps, photos & ill's.
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Book number: 014115
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3238]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Collier ships, Sailing, Tyne and Wear, Shipwreck, The Sally, Steam colliers

 
SPAVENS, WILLIAM [N. A. M. RODGER, ED. AND INTRO.]
Memoirs of a Seafaring Life the Narrative of William Spavens
London, Folio Society, 2000. Hardcover. pp. 254.8vo,,Appears unread; near fine in near fine slipcase. Ill.: Colour, b&w illustrations. An account of Spavens' experiences in the Navy, first published in 1796.
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Book number: 9900041659
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1619]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: History;Biography;Naval;Travel;Chatham;Folio Society;;; Colour, b&w illustrations

 
EVANS, FRANK
The Voyage of the 'Petula'
London, Robert Hale Limited, 1957. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. 189.8vo,,Bound in original blue cloth and in original dust jacket. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Private lending library check-out label on rear pastedown. Bds. soiled at edges; else g/vg cond. in torn, worn, fair/gd jacket.
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Book number: 9900034922
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1619]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Sailing;Sailboat;Transatlantic;;;;;; black-and-white photographs

 
FAULKNER, TOM #1046
'Now Hear This' a Monthly Letter to Follow Merchant Navy Members. From April 2000 to June 2008
NP (Winnipeg, MB), Published by the author, 2008. 1st edition.4to,,Coil bound in clear plastic covers: near fine condition. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. One hundred issues of this curious, home-produced, news letter, each (presumably) photocopied from the original.
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Book number: 9900036410
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.5 | £UK 40.25 | JP¥ 5396]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Naval;Shipping;Merchant marine;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
FERGUSON, PETER (ED.)
Topsail: The Journal of the Society for Spritsail Barge Research, Issue No. 15
London, Thomas Barge Sailing Club Journal, Autumn 1976. Stapled Wraps. pp. 56. Slim 8vo. Maps and black and white photos and illustrations. Very good. .
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Book number: 052053
USD 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 7 | £UK 6.25 | JP¥ 809]
Catalogue: Nautical

 
MCCALL, FIONA AND PAUL HOWARD
All in the Same Boat
Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1988. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. vii, 248,8vo,,Near fine cond. in sl. scuffed, else vg/nf dust jacket,SIGNED by both authors in ink on title page. ISBN 0771054378. Ill.: colour photographs, map eps. How a Canadian family built a steel sailboat in their backyard and sailed it to Africa, South America and Panama.
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Book number: 9900029752
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2698]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Yachts & Yachting;Sailing;Sailboats;Canada;Adventures;Travel;Nautical;Cruising; colour photographs, map eps

 
GREENWOOD, JOHN O.
Greenwood's Guide to Great Lakes Shipping
Cleveland, OH, Freshwater Press, Inc. 1987. 1st edition.8vo,,Plastic comb binding in stiff laminated card covers. Ill.: color, b&w photos, & charts. An unmarked copy in very good, to near fine, condition. ISBN 0912514353.
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Book number: 9900040096
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2158]
Catalogue: Nautical
Keywords: Merchant marine;;;;;;;; color, b&w photos, & charts

 
O'HARA, VINCENT P.; W. DAVID DICKSON; RICHARD WORTH (EDS.)
To Crown the Waves The Great Navies of the First World War
Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, 2013. Hardcover. 8vo. Black and white photographs, maps. Slight spine slant, light shelfwear; very good- in lightly rubbed, very good-. dustjacket. .
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Book number: 058036
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2698]
Catalogue: Nautical

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