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cover of The Royal Navy and the Northwest Coast of North America 1810-1914

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The Royal Navy and the Northwest Coast of North America 1810-1914: A Study of British Maritime Ascendancy, Barry M. Gough. Published by University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 1971. First edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 294pp., 45 plates, 7 maps, appendix, bibliography, index. Navy blue boards with silver titles. Volume is in fine, unmarked condition; dustjacket has rubbing… Read more
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Skookum Tugs: British Columbia's Working Tugboats

by Peter A. Robson; Betty Keller

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Skookum Tugs: British Columbia's Working Tugboats, Peter A. Robson; Betty Keller; Douglas, Robb (illustrator). Published by Harbour Publishing Co., Canada, 2002. First Edition. 4to up to 12" tall; 144 pp., illustrated throughout. Blue boards with gilt titles, photographic endpapers. Neatly penned inscription to versus of free endpaper and otherwise volume and dustjacket are in fine condition.
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cover of Women Sailors and Sailors' Women: An Untold Maritime History

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Women Sailors and Sailors' Women: An Untold Maritime History, Cordingly, David. Published by Random House, New York, 2001. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 286pp. with photographs, glossary, notes, bibliography, index. Quarter blue over red boards. Volume is in unread, unmarked condition; unclipped jacket has light shelf wear. In this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly… Read more
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cover of Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, Larson, Erik. Published by Crown Publishers, New York, 2015. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 430pp. with index, bibliography and chapter notes. Black boards with gilt titles, mapped endpapers. Volume has a small remainder dot tail outer edge and is otherwise in fine, unread condition; unclipped dustjacket has light scuffing. The… Read more
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cover of Erebus: One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time

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Erebus: One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time, Michael Palin. Published by Random House Canada, Toronto, 2018. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 334pp. with index and sources; 2 sections of glossy color and black and white plates and, in text illustrations. Quarter black over blue textured boards, gilt titles, endpapers illustrated with… Read more
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cover of Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

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Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea, Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. Published by Macmillan, London, 1980. Facsimile edition of the original first published in 1840. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 415pp. with color plates illustrated by Charles Pears. Royal blue cloth boards with gilt titles front and spine; top edge light blue; light green… Read more
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The Best of Sail

by Lubbock, Basil (text); Spurling, Jack (illustrator)

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The Best of Sail, Lubbock, Basil (text); Spurling, Jack (illustrator). Published by Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1975. 4to up to 12" tall; 179 pp. with 36 full-page color plates. Two tone blue boards with gilt stamped ship illustration front and gilt spine titles; illustrated blue endpapers. Tiny surface tear to pastedown and otherwise volume is in fine condition… Read more
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cover of Roger Fry: A Biography

Roger Fry: A Biography

by Virginia Woolf

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Roger Fry: A Biography, Virginia Woolf, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1976. Card covers. 303pp. with index and black and white photographs. In fine condition without marks, folds etc. First published in 1940 by The Hogarth Press, this is the last book Virginia Woolf saw into print before her death. This was Woolf's first true attempt at biography, and was… Read more
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cover of The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, 1919-1965

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The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, 1919-1965, Roy, Reginald H. Published by The Regiment, Vancouver. 1969. 8vo up to 9½" tall., xxiv,559,[64] pp., with 8 folding maps, 57 plates (2 colour), illustrations, appendices including nominal rolls. Green cloth boards with gilt insignia to front, gilt spine titles. Contents are in fine condition without markings, tears or folds; binding is tight… Read more
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cover of High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered

High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered

by Norris, Pat Wastell

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High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered. Norris, Pat Wastell. Published by Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia, 2003. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 232pp., illustrated. Volume and unclipped jacket both in fine condition without marks, tears, folds etc. "… an affectionate history of the West coast fishery -- the boats, canneries and characters that shaped this… Read more
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Fishing for a Living

by Haig-Brown, Alan

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Fishing for a Living, Haig-Brown, Alan. Published by Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia, 1993. First Edition. 4to up to 12" tall; 200pp, index, illustrated with black and white photos, charts etc. Volume and unclipped jacket both in fine condition without marks, tears, folds etc.. On the West Coast, catching fish is a way of life, celebrated in these writings,… Read more
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cover of My Pirate Library

My Pirate Library

by Philip Gosse

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My Pirate Library, Philip Gosse. Published by Dulau and Company, London, 1926. First, limited edition, no. 139 of 300 copies, signed by Philip Gosse on the limitation page. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 75pp. with two illustrations by Claud Lovat Fraser. Red cloth boards with gilt spine titles; top edge gilt. Contents in fine condition with a small foxing… Read more
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The RA Expeditions

by Heyerdahl, Thor

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The RA Expeditions, Heyerdahl, Thor. Published by Doubleday & Company, New York, 1971. Book Club Edition. Translated by Patricia Crampton. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 341pp. with color photographs. Dark green cloth boards with gilt titles; mapped endpapers. Contents are in fine condition without markings, tears or folds; light rubbing to board edges. Unclipped dustjacket has ruffling to edges… Read more
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cover of If a Pirate I Must Be The True Story of Bartholomew Roberts, King of the Caribbean,

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If a Pirate I Must Be The True Story of Bartholomew Roberts, King of the Caribbean, Sanders, Richard. Published by Aurum Press, London, England, 2007. First Edition/First printing 8vo up to 9½" tall. 278 pages with map, Appendix 1: Roberts' Ships, Crews and Prizes; Appendix 2: Thomas Anstis's Articles; Selected Sources; and Index. Red boards with gilt titles.… Read more
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cover of Steamer's Wake: Voyaging Down the Old Marine Highways of Puget Sound, British Columbia, and the Columbia River

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Steamer's Wake: Voyaging Down the Old Marine Highways of Puget Sound, British Columbia, and the Columbia River by Faber, Jim; Foreword by Murray Morgan. Published by Enetai Press, Seattle, WA, 1985. Stated First Printing. 4to up to 12" tall; 256 pages with maps, index; and 260 black and white photographs from U. S. and Canadian maritime museums. Cream cloth boards… Read more
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cover of The Good Company: An Affectionate History of the Union Steamships

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The Good Company: An Affectionate History of the Union Steamships, Henry, Tom. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, 1994. First Edition. 4to up to 12" tall; 152 pages profusely illustrated. Gray boards with gilt titles; mapped yellow endpapers. Both volume and unclipped dustjacket are in collectible condition without marks, tears or folds; a hint of toning… Read more
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cover of Raincoast Chronicles Six/Ten: Collector's Edition II. Stories and History of the B.C. Coast.

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Raincoast Chronicles Six/Ten: Collector's Edition II. Stories and History of the B.C. Coast. White, Howard (editor). Foreword by Paul St. Pierre. Published by Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, BC, 1983. First Edition. 4to up to 12" tall; 287 pages with black and white and color illustrations, photographs maps, index. Grey boards with gilt titles front and spine, mapped… Read more
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cover of Waterfront: The Illustrated Maritime History of Greater Vancouver,

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Waterfront: The Illustrated Maritime History of Greater Vancouver, Delgado, James P. Published by Vancouver Maritime Museum; Stanton Atkins & Dosil, Canada, 2009. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 186 pages. Index; illustrated with original prints, photos and archival images in color and black and white. Grey boards with black spine titles and black endpapers. Volume in mint condition;… Read more
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cover of Ferry Across the Harbor - The Story of the North Vancouver Ferries

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Ferry Across the Harbor - The Story of the North Vancouver Ferries by Barr, James (Captain). Published by Mitchell Press, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1969. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. ii, 71 pages; illustrated with black and white photos. Turquoise cloth boards with white titles front and spine; blue toned endpapers with photograph of the North Vancouver ferry… Read more
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Tragedy at Second Narrows: The Story of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge, Jamieson, Eric. Published by Harbour Pub Co, Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, 2008. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 308 pages with index and black and white photographs. Black boards with red spine titles. Both volume and unclipped jacket in mint condition. The story of the… Read more
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