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Anson's Voyage Around the World; (a New Edition Edited By G.S. Laird Clowes)

by Walter, Richard

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Published
1928
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Limited Edition
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London: Martin Hopkinson, 1928. Limited Edition. Large Octavo. Limited to only 1500 copies. 402 pages, index. with folding map after the index. When Anson's book appeared in the 18th century, it became a bestseller. The disasters Anson faced were disclosed and led to major reforms in the British Navy. The voyage lasted three years and nine… Read more
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Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, a Romance of the Spanish Main

by Brady, Cyrus Townsend

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New York; (1903): G.W. Dillingham Co. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. 444(1)pp. illustrated by F.N. Marchand and Will Crawford. The story of a real pirate. Morgan was the greatest of all pirates; a man unique among his nefarious brethren, in that he played the piratical game so successfully that he received the honor of knighthood from King Charles II.… Read more
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image of The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1847; a Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with Maritime Affairs

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London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co, 1847. Octavo. 696 pages, index. ads, illustrations and a map. Published for the professional seaman with notes above the interest for the general public. Ranging on the murder of the captain and part of his crew of the English ship Avon to accounts of exploration, lost vessels, the Royal Naval Female School,… Read more
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The Sailing Ships of New England, Series Two; Large Paper, Limited Edition

by Robinson, John and George Francis Dow

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Published
1924
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Linmited Edition
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Salem, Mass: Marine Research Society, 1924. Linmited Edition. Quarto. Large paper copy limited to 95 copies. The present copy is number 74. 51 plates with 213 plates (309-554) The clipper ships -- Donald McKay, builder of clipper ships -- Shipbuilding at Newburyport -- The removal to East Boston -- The clipper ship "Stag Hound" -- The "Sovereign of… Read more
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image of U.S. District Court. Morristown, New Jersey, 1799. Court Summons for Enoch Hobert

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Court summons form of William Nichols, Marshal to Enoch Hobert to served as Grand Juryman at the U.S. District Court at Morristown, New Jersey. September 16, 1799. Ernest Hobert was mariner and a charter member of The Society for the Relief of the Poor and Distressed Masters of Ships, their Widows and Children (1765-1812). It was known as the… Read more
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image of Message from the President of the United States, transmitting the report of the Secretary of State  (the Attack on the Chesapeake) Seven Documents

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City of Washington: A. & G. Way (printers), 1808. Octavo. Seven documents bound into one volume. These seven documents (noted below) are all on the British attack on the Chesapeake which was one of the major causes of the War of 1812. When it left the shipyard in 1807, it was assumed there would be no… Read more
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image of An Account of the Expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily in the Years 1718, 1719, and 1720

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London: J & R Tonson, 1739. Small Octavo. Second edition. 96 pages, folding plate at end of p. 94 listed the ships of George Byng Torrington's fleet with the names of all the captains. This is the first account of the events of the Sicilian Expedition (1718-1720). On March 14, 1718 Byng was advanced to the rank… Read more
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Tom Cringle's Log

by Scott, Michael

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Published
1832
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First Edition in Book Form
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$250.00

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Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1832. First Edition in Book Form. 12mo. Author's first work, in two volumes from the library of Carlton and Territa A. Lowenberg, noted Dickinson collectors with their bookplate, with half-titles, 371, 384pp. Adventures on the high seas for a young man of only 13 who believed himself to be Nelson's successor. … Read more
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image of The Buccaneers of America; a True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years Upon the Coast of the West Indies By the Buccaneers of Jamaica and Tortunga (both English and French) ....

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London: Swan Sonnenschein and Co, 1898. Octavo. xxxv, 508pp. A careful re-issue of the English edition of 1684 as translated from the Amsterdam original of 1678, with frontispiece and all the original engravings, fold-out map and numerous line drawings of shoreline approaches. The last page of the index has some toning and with a Maggs Brothers notice bound in… Read more
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Ghost Ships, a Surrealist Love Triangle

by McNab, Robert

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First Edition
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New Haven; (2004): Yale University Press. First Edition. Small Quarto. First printing. 266pp., preface by Werner Spies, illustrated with photographs, maps and art. The author describes the secret journey made by an extraordinary mén·age à trois: the painter Max Ernst, Paul Elurad (cofounder of Surrealism with Andre Breton) and Eluard's wife Gala. The author unravels the story of Ernst's… Read more
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image of The Heyday of Sail, the Merchant Sailing Ship 1650-1830 [with] Sail's Last Century; the Merchant Sailing Ship 1830-1930

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[New Jersey, 2000 and 2001): Chatwell Books. First American Editions. Quarto. Conway's History of the Ship. Two volumes. 175pp. and 176pp., Illustrated with ships and diagrams showing the structure of ships. Written with contributions by professors specializing in various fields of maritime. A fine set bound in blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, in fine pictorial dust jackets.… Read more
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The Friend, Vol. V, No. 12 (June 15, 1847)

by Damon, Samuel Chenery; Sereno Edwards Bishop

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Published
1847
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Honolulu, Oah, H.I.: S.C. Damon, 1847. Quarto. 8p. A fine copy. Addresses the horrible conditions of the seaman. Besides severe beatings often leading to death, there are those who are demean them. Since the publication also wanted to promote temperance, the evangelical emphasis dealt with that also. It notes the levels of debaucery… Read more
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Upper Mississippi River History; Fact--Fiction--Legend

by Larson, Ron

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First American Edition
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(Steamboat Press, Winona, Minnesota, 1995). First American Edition. Quarto. Limited edition. This copy is # 923. 122p. indexes of names, places, pictures. Inscribed: "Good Luck/ to my River Friends/ Hank and Marilyn/ Capt. Ron Larson, U.S.M.M., Ret./ Master/First Class Pilot. A very good study of the steamboats on the Mississippi from 1840 to the last of the bridges built… Read more
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Last Days of Sail on the West Coast; San Francisco Harbor

by Macarthur, Walter

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(James Berry Co, San Francisco, 1929). First Edition. Octavo. 38p. index. Colored frontispiece. While during this period, the sailing ship has been superseded by steam on the principal sea routes. This book attempts to provide how many sailing ships sail, and from what nations, their present occupation, if any, and other facts and figures. Bound in… Read more
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Sea-Hunters (Great Age of Whaling)

by Stackpole, Edouard A.

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Published
1953
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: J. B. Lippincott Co, 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo. Inscribed to Hugh Downs with best wishes from MacMillan Clements.
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Marine Salvage Operations (inscribed By Author to Hugh Downs]

by Brady, Edward M.

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Published
1960
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Fine
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Cambridge, Maryland: Cornell Maritime Press, 1960. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 237p. Warmly inscribed to Hugh Downs as follows: With my compliments for your efforts in the advancement of skin-diving nationally." Edward M. Brady dust jacket has a tiny amount of edge wear else a fine copy.
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The Twelve Meter Challenges for the America's Cup

by Hoyt, Norris D.

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Published
1977
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Very Good
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First Printing
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New York: E. P. Dutton & Co, 1977. First Printing. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Admiral Joseph W. Golinkin.. Oblong Quarto. 252pp. Line drawings and full-page color illustrations. Bound in tan cloth boards, with illustrated dust jacket (closed tears, and sunning).
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