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cover of HANDWRITTEN LETTER TO N&WW BILLINGS REGARDING WHALE OIL, &C., DATED AT NORWICH, FEB'Y 1st, 1828

HANDWRITTEN LETTER TO N&WW BILLINGS REGARDING WHALE OIL, &C., DATED AT NORWICH, FEB'Y 1st, 1828

by Gilman & Ripley

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Published
1828
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1828. Original manuscript. Very Good. One page, quarto, integral address leaf. 18 lines written legibly in ink. In part: "... Your favor with Eight Casks Oil is received, only two of which were invoiced....dft. for $1000 at 90 days from Jan'y 25 has been presented & accepted, the balance of $1400, you are at… Read more
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cover of HANDWRITTEN LETTER TO N&WW BILLINGS REGARDING CRUDE WHALE OIL, &C., DATED AT NEW BEDFORD, 1st. mo. 18, 1828

HANDWRITTEN LETTER TO N&WW BILLINGS REGARDING CRUDE WHALE OIL, &C., DATED AT NEW BEDFORD, 1st. mo. 18, 1828

by Russell, Seth & Sons

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Published
1828
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Very Good
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Original manuscript
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1828. Original manuscript. Very Good. One page, quarto, integral address leaf. 13 lines written legibly in ink. In part: "... Your favor of the 8th was duly rec'd. & in reply would observe that Crude Sperm Oil we think might be bought for 65 Cts. per Gall'n in about two weeks from this time.… Read more
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cover of 1861-1872 ARCHIVE OF SHIP'S OFFICER & CIVIL WAR VETERAN, ROBERT McCLEERY, INCLUDING HIS LOGBOOK KEPT WHILE ABOARD THE USS "OSSIPEE" IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC,  AND HIS VOYAGES ON OTHER VESSELS, ALONG WITH SOME INTERESTING PERSONAL ITEMS.; As a career Navy man, born in Maryland, Robert W. McCleery was appointed Chief Engineer aboard the Steam Frigate "Wabash" and detailed to Port Royal Harbor as part of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War

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1872. Original archive. Hardcover. Good. This archive includes a bound volume and several leaves of a handwritten, personal diary in the form of a ship's logbook kept by US Navy officer Robert W. McCleery, starting at New York on September 30, 1871 and ending in November, 1872. Also present: a photographic carte-de-visite of McCleery, a couple… Read more
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cover of 1858 HANDWRITTEN POWER OF ATTORNEY TO EDWARD D. KIMBALL IN THE SALE OF THE BARQUE "SALEM."

1858 HANDWRITTEN POWER OF ATTORNEY TO EDWARD D. KIMBALL IN THE SALE OF THE BARQUE "SALEM."

by Knight, Benjamin

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Published
1858
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Very Good
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Cincinnati, Ohio, 1858. Original manuscript. Very Good. One page, quarto, neatly written in sepia ink on blue stock, integral address leaf. In part: I Benjamin Knight of Cincinnati in the State of Ohio, Merchant, hereby authorize Edward D. Kimball* of Danvers...Massachusetts, merchant, to sell and convey the Bark called The Salem of three hundred and… Read more
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cover of 1863 TRANSATLANTIC TRADE:  TWO (2) HOLOGRAPH LETTERS, WRITTEN ABOARD THE SHIP "WITCH" OFF THE COAST OF GHANA, SOON TO SAIL HOME TO BOSTON + NINE (9) MARITIME TRADE DOCUMENTS REGARDING SALE OF THE AFRICAN CARGO OF GUM COPAL, PALM OIL, CINNAMON, MACE, &C

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Shipboard, 1863. Original manuscripts. Very Good. In all, eleven (11) items from 1863. In addition to Captain Watson's letters are nine (9) other handwritten documents concerning the sale of his African cargo in Boston & New York, and by Salem, Massachusetts, merchant, Edward D. Kimball.* Watson's letters, each 2pp, octavo, are datelined "Barque Witch" at Accra… Read more
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cover of 1828 HANDWRITTEN LETTER (ALS) FROM THIS ENGLISH BANKER, REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS, ADDRESSED TO N & WW BILLINGS AT NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT.   DATELINED:  LONDON, 21st JANUARY 1828

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London, England, 1828. Original manuscript. Very Good. One page, quarto, integral address leaf, in sepia ink. In part: "Having received Mr. S. Williams's second dividend of One Shilling in the Pound on the amount of your proof, I gladly authorise your Draft on me at the shortest sight for the Net proceeds....I would not encourage you… Read more
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cover of 1848 HANDWRITTEN LETTER (ALS) FROM CAPT. HORACE TUFTS REGARDING PROBLEMS WITH HIS BRIG "TAM O'SHANTER" OFF THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA AS HE ENGAGED IN THE TRIANGLE TRADE

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Matakong, Guinea, 1848. Original manuscript. Very Good. 1.5pp, octavo, written in a neat hand on blue laid paper. Datelined "Matacong" [Matakong, Guinea], Dec. 15th, 1848. Addressed to Edward D. Kimball, Esq. head of the Salem family of maritime merchants, bankers, and textile industrialists. In part: "...I am very sorry to inform you that the… Read more
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cover of ROUND THE WORLD VIA THE ORIENT AND EUROPE

ROUND THE WORLD VIA THE ORIENT AND EUROPE

by Dollar Steamship Line

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Published
1927
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Very Good
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First Edition
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San Francisco: Dollar Steamship Line, 1927. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. (24)pp; illustrations from photographs throughout. Bound in color-pictorial wrappers, 9" x 8" Embark from Los Angeles or San Francisco. Ports of call: Honolulu; Tokyo; Kobo; Kyoto; Shanghai; Peking; Canton; Macao; Manila; Singapore; Java;… Read more
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cover of OFFICERS, MEMBERS, BY-LAWS, ETC. OF THE CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA.  Organized 1892, Incorporated 1892

OFFICERS, MEMBERS, BY-LAWS, ETC. OF THE CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA. Organized 1892, Incorporated 1892

by Corinthian Yacht Club

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Published
1945
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Philadelphia: Corinthian Yacht Club, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 68pp; frontispiece of yacht flags in color. Bound in blue cloth, printed in red. 6.5" x 4.5" Lists officers, members, standing committees, by-laws, member yachts and star boats, etc.
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cover of THE BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION AT HAMILTON COLLEGE:  A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Maps, and Drawings, 1521-1860

THE BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION AT HAMILTON COLLEGE: A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Maps, and Drawings, 1521-1860

by Hough, Samuel J. and Penelope R.O. Hough

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Published
1994
Condition
Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780813012926
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Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. pp: xi, 414, index; frontispiece of two illus in color. Bound in blue cloth, silver lettering on spine, pictorial dust wrapper. 11.25" x 8.75" Contains full and annotated entries for approximately 1,000 printed books and 1,000 manuscripts.
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cover of STEAMER STORIES:  An Annotated Bibliography of Steamship Fiction, 1845-2012.  Edited by Douglas Scott Brookes

STEAMER STORIES: An Annotated Bibliography of Steamship Fiction, 1845-2012. Edited by Douglas Scott Brookes

by Krummes, Daniel C.

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Published
2016
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781584563457
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New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. pp: xiii, (i), 481 with indices of illustrators and subjects; 16pp illustrations in full-color, frontispiece and text vignettes in black and white. Bound in blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, pictorial dust wrapper. 11.25" x 8.5" Includes some 3,200 novels, novellas, and short stories… Read more
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cover of 1864 HANDWRITTEN BILL FOR STORES LOADED AT NEW YORK, ABOARD THE SCHOONER "JAMESTOWN",  SIGNED BY PATRICK READE

1864 HANDWRITTEN BILL FOR STORES LOADED AT NEW YORK, ABOARD THE SCHOONER "JAMESTOWN", SIGNED BY PATRICK READE

by Reade, Patrick

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Published
1864
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Very Good
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1864. Original manuscript. Very Good. Written in sepia ink in a readable hand. Datelined, New York, Octobr. 19, 1864. "Shonner [sic] Jamestown, Capt & Owners Dbt. You P. Reade. You loading said Shonner ... 1304 Brls of Beef ... $65.20 ... 360 Boxes of Soap ... $9.00 ... 367 Barls of Beans ... $18.35… Read more
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cover of REPORT FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, RELATIVE TO ADDITIONAL MEANS OF DEFENCE FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.  In Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate on April 28, 1826.; May 8, 1826.  Printed by order of the Senate of the United States

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Washington DC: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1826. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 11pp. Neatly removed from a nonce volume, and spine reinforced with archival paper. 8.5" x 5.5" [American Imprints 27332].
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cover of SAVANNAH, EDISTO, AND SALKIEHATCHIE RIVERS.  Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting Reports of Surveys of Savannah, Edisto, and Salkiehatchie Rivers.; 46th Congress, 3d Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 23

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Washington DC: [USGPO], 1881. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 27pp. Neatly removed from a nonce volume, and spine reinforced with archival paper. 9" x 5.75"
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cover of CONTROL OVER RIVERS AND HARBORS.  REMARKS OF SENATORS STOCKTON AND BAYARD, IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE,  February 5, 1874, on the Bill (S. No. 87) to facilitate the execution of, and to protect certain public works at the mouth of the Mississippi River

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Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1874. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 12pp, string-tied signatures; lightly dusted. 8" x 5"
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cover of MEMORIAL OF SUNDRY MERCHANTS AND INHABITANTS OF SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS.  January 31, 1820.  Read, and so much thereof as relates to drawback of duties referred to the Committee on Commerce; and the residue to the Committee of the Whole House, to which is committed the bill regulating the payment of duties on merchandise imported, and for other purposes

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Washington DC: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1820. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 15pp. "[59]" printed above title. 9.75" x 6" [American Imprints 3875. WorldCat finds two library holdings; add the LC deposit copy and the AAS copy.].
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cover of 1835 HANDWRITTEN LETTER (ALS) FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO THE PRESIDENTS OF THREE INSURANCE COMPANIES, REGARDING SEIZURE OF THE BRIG "OPHIR" AT CAMPECHE, MEXICO [on May 1, 1835:  less than eight months before the Battle of the Alamo.]

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1835. Original manuscript. Very Good. 2pp, quarto, integral address leaf, written in sepia ink on laid paper, watermarked HUDSON. Datelined: Department of State, Washington, 6th July 1835. Addressed to the presidents of the New York State Marine Insurance Co. (Jno. C. Delprat), the Commercial Insurance Co. (Edward A. Russell), and Union Insurance Co. (Jeremiah P. Tappan).… Read more
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cover of MEMORIAL OF SUNDRY MERCHANTS AND INHABITANTS OF SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS.  January 31, 1820.  Read, and so much thereof as relates to drawback of duties referred to the Committee on Commerce; and the residue to the Committee of the Whole House, to which is committed the bill regulating the payment of duties on merchandise imported, and for other purposes

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Washington DC: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1820. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 15pp. "[59]" printed above title, and changed by an old hand to "(17)". Neatly removed from a nonce volume, and spine reinforced with archival paper. 8.5" x 5.5" [American Imprints 3875. WorldCat finds two library holdings; add the LC deposit copy… Read more
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cover of YARMOUTH REGISTER AND BARNSTABLE CO. WEEKLY ADVERTISER,  Vol IX, No. 14,  March 20, 1845

YARMOUTH REGISTER AND BARNSTABLE CO. WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Vol IX, No. 14, March 20, 1845

by Massachusetts, Yarmouthport

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Published
1845
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Yarmouth-port, MA: W.S. Fisher, 1845. First Edition. Very Good. 4pp, newspaper format, 24" x 17". Contains: "Uncle Abel and Little Edward" by Harriet Beecher Stowe; A Noble Name for A Noble Ship; "Lucy Dutton" by Fanny Forrester; The Mutiny on Board Ship Sharon; Marine Hospital at Hyannis; Town Officers for 1845;… Read more
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cover of YACHT "CEE JAY" BUSINESS CARD

YACHT "CEE JAY" BUSINESS CARD

by Massachusetts, Provincetown

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Published
1940
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Very Good
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Original document
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Provincetown, MA, 1940. Original document. Very Good. On the recto is a photograph of the "Cee Jay" with a party aboard. Text on the verso, in part: "Fishing Trips on Yacht 'Cee Jay' ... Bait and Lines Free ... $4.00 per person ... For safety, by far, the fastest big boat in Provincetown Harbor ...… Read more
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