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Towboat Piloting and River Experiences
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Towboat Piloting and River Experiences

By Enlow, Lewis Alvin

Self Published. Fine. 1987. 1st Edition. Softcover. No defects. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on title page. . Illustrated with photos and drawings, glossary. 125 pp. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 125 pages. Signed by Author. E5 .

$40.00

Ned Myers, Or, a Life before the Mast
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Ned Myers, Or, a Life before the Mast

By Cooper, James Fenimore

Naval Institute Press. New. 1989. 1st Edition. Hardcover. New, no defects. . A handsome edition and copy of this lesser known work by James Fenimore Cooper. . Classics Of Naval Literature Series. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 312 pages. E1 .

$32.50

Bluejacket:  In Harm's Way from Guadalcanal to Tokyo or the Golden Gate.  or Pearly Gate
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Bluejacket: In Harm's Way from Guadalcanal to Tokyo or the Golden Gate. or Pearly Gate

By Hutchinson, John Alexander

Vantage Pr. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1995. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Hardcover. Like New book in VG dust jacket. Dust jacket has 3" tear to bottom edge of front panel, taped from inner surface of jacket, now protected by fresh mylar sleeve. Book has no defects. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked, appears unread. . History of the U. S. Navy in World War Two. This is the first printing, stated. . Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 628 pages. D6 .

$30.00

Wake
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Wake

By Shackleton, Keith

London. London: Luttterworth. Very Good. 1954. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover book has light edgewear and tiny tears to head of spine, corner bump. Possible remainder mark to bottom page ends, no other defects. Contents are excellent; binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. Lacking the dust jacket. SIGNED AND WARMLY INSCRIBED to "Bob" by the author on the first endpaper, inscription dated January 1959. Includes 16 full-color plates and 70 b/w illustrations in the text, many full-page, . Author's second book, written and illustrated by the late and extremely prolific author. This is the first printing (1954) . It is NOT a reprint. A solid, handsome, and collectible copy. . 4to 11" - 13" tall. 128 pages. S7 .

$255.00

After Fifty Thousand Miles/ After 50,000 Miles
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After Fifty Thousand Miles/ After 50,000 Miles

By Roth, Hal & Frank Rosenow

Easton Press. Fine. 1990. Reprint. Leather Bound. No defects, book is As New. Bound in full black leather with elaborate gilt titles and decoration to covers and spine, gilt page ends, moire end papers, sewn in silk ribbon bookmark. . Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs. This is a beautiful book, in perfect condition. . The Leather-Bound Nautical Library Series. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 329 pages. S5 .

$45.00

Report of the Secretary of the Navy. In: Message from the President of the  United States to the Two Houses of Congress At the Commencement of the  First Session of the Thirty-Second Congress. Part II, December 2, 1851  (Senate Copy)
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Report of the Secretary of the Navy. In: Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress At the Commencement of the First Session of the Thirty-Second Congress. Part II, December 2, 1851 (Senate Copy)

By Graham, William A. , Secretary Of The Navy

Washington DC. Washington DC: A. Boyd Hamilton. Good with no dust jacket. 1852. Hardcover. Original black cloth covers are heavily embossed with decoration on front, back and spine; gilt on spine is dulled. Covers are lightly soiled, worn and chipped at a few spots on extremities, bumped corners, lightly gnawed for an inch at bottom edge of front cover. Bookplate inside front cover identifies this book as having been presented to the Athenian Society Library by Col. French, as as being copy No. 538 in that library's collection. Front hinge is starting to crack, otherwise binding is tight and solid. A few pages in the book are heavily foxed, most only lightly, all are quite readable. . The first 415 pages of this book consists of the Report of the Secretary of the Navy to President Millard Fillmore, and presents a wealth of highly detailed information on the state of the U. S. Navy and Marines ten years before the American Civil War. Also bound into the book are the annual reports of the Postmaster General and the Secretary of the Interior for 1851.. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 550 pages. L1 .

$205.00

Dicionario Da Linguagem De Marinha Antiga E Actual [Dictionaryof Nautical  Terms, Past and Present] (Portuguese Edition)
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Dicionario Da Linguagem De Marinha Antiga E Actual [Dictionaryof Nautical Terms, Past and Present] (Portuguese Edition)

By Leitao, Humberto & Vicente Lopes

Lisboa. Lisboa: Centro De Estudos Historicos Ultramarinos. Very Good. 1963. 1st Edition. Paperback. Bound in card covers with light soil and rubbing to wrappers. Bump to upper corner of text block, otherwise text is excellent; binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . Comprehensive dictionary of nautical terms. All text is in Portuguese. This is the first edition, published in 1963.. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 431 pages. D2 .

$35.00

Pierre-Ignace-Lievin Van Alstein, Capitaine Negrier (Gand, 1733 - Nantes,  1793)
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Pierre-Ignace-Lievin Van Alstein, Capitaine Negrier (Gand, 1733 - Nantes, 1793)

By Rinchon, Dieudonne

Dakar. Dakar: Ifan-Dakar. Good. 1964. 1st Edition. Softcover. Bound in heavy card covers; covers lightly soiled, spine sunned, some creasing and bumps. Binding is tight, pages are clean with a few instances of pencil or ink marks. . Van Alstein was an 18th century slave captain whose career lasted more than thirty years. The text provides great detail concerning his voyages, based on historical records. Text is in French. . Memoires De L'Institut Francais D'Afrique Noire Series. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 451 pages. C7 .

$130.00

Mr. Penrose: the Journal of Penrose, Seaman
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Mr. Penrose: the Journal of Penrose, Seaman

By William Williams; Introduction and Notes By David Howard Dickason

Bloomington. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1969. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust jacket is rubbed, slight edgewear, price-clipped. Still attractive, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. Book has no defects; bound in navy cloth with gilt titles to spine. . This is the first ediiton, published in 1969. A handsome copy. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 384 pages. J4 .

$45.00

The Life of Lord Fisher of Kilverston. Admiral of the Fleet. Volume 1.
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The Life of Lord Fisher of Kilverston. Admiral of the Fleet. Volume 1.

By Bacon, Admiral Sir R.H.

Doubleday Doran. Very Good. 1929. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Original maroon boards has minor wear to extremities, half-inch cut near the top of the spine, no other defects. Bright gilt titles to spine. Contents are excellent; binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . A handsome copy of the first U. S. Edition, stated. Lord Fisher had an enormous influence on the Royal Navy in a career lasting more than 60 years, and spanning the 19th and 20th centuries. He is considered second in importance only to Lord Nelson. Volume one only, covering Fisher's life to 1907. . Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 312 pages. G3 .

$30.00

Patrick O'Brian: a Life Revealed
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Patrick O'Brian: a Life Revealed

By King, Dean

Henry Holt and Co.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2000. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust jacket is a little rubbed, no other defects, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. Book has no defects; pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . Literary biography of English writer and novelist, best known for his long Aubrey–Maturin series of nautical historical novels, set in the 19th century. A nice copy of the first edition. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 488 pages. D7 .

$20.00

Sea Bag of Memories: Images, Poems, Thoughts & Crafts of the Small Ship  Sailors of World War II
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Sea Bag of Memories: Images, Poems, Thoughts & Crafts of the Small Ship Sailors of World War II

By Veigele, Wm. J.

Astral Publishing Co.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2003. 1st Edition. Hardcover. No defects in book or jacket, the latter now protected by fresh mylar sleeve. Pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . For all service people and their descendents who were associated with the Coast Guard, patrol craft, subchasers, minesweepers, gunboats, cutters and other small ships of World War Two. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on first endpaper. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 320 pages. Signed by Author. B2 .

$35.00

Eighty-Nine Good Novels of the Sea, the Ship and the Sailor: a List  Compiled by J. K. Lilly
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Eighty-Nine Good Novels of the Sea, the Ship and the Sailor: a List Compiled by J. K. Lilly

By Randall, David A.

Bloomington. Bloomington: Lilly Library, Indiana University. Fine with no dust jacket. 1966. 1st Edition. Hardcover. No defects. The book is in perfect, As New condition. Gift quality. . Printed on heavy paper, bound in gray-brown cloth with bright gilt titles and sailing ship printed on the front cover. The book provides the list of novels and the extended story about how it was constructed. A beautiful book, the fourth publication of the Lilly Library. One of 500 copies. . 4to 11" - 13" tall. K5 .

$55.00

Mutiny on the Bounty: an Exhibition Commemorating the Two-Hundreth  Anniversary of the Mutiny
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Mutiny on the Bounty: an Exhibition Commemorating the Two-Hundreth Anniversary of the Mutiny

By Clement, Russell T

Provo, Utah. Provo, Utah: Friends of the Brigham Young University Library. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1989. 1st Edition. Softcover. Spine wrinkle and faint crease, no other defects. Pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . A beautiful exhibition catalog, containing 43 Bounty-related items. Illustrated with maps, photos. . Trade PB. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 72 pages. K6 .

$21.50

With the Battle Cruisers
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With the Battle Cruisers

By Young, Filson

US Naval Institute Press. Fine with no dust jacket. 1986. Reprint. Hardcover. No defects; pages are clean and crisp, binding is tight; book appears unread. . Reprint of a work originally published in 1921. A beautiful copy. . Classics of Naval Literature Series. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 295 pages. G5 .

$30.00

Atlantis, in the Light of Modern Research
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Atlantis, in the Light of Modern Research

By Kukal, Zdenek

Praha. Praha: Academia. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1984. 1st English Edition. Hardcover. Dust jacket has an oval 1-inch x 2-inch hole in upper left corner and an associated taped horizontal tear that proceeds nearly to the front flap. Light edgewear and rubbing as well. Jacket photo of Poseiden is not affected by the hole, nor are the spine titles. Jacket is now protected by fresh mylar sleeve. Back cover of book has a mild corner bump. The book itself is in excellent condition. Gray cloth binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. Near Fine book in Good dust jacket. . Author brings geological knowledge to play in his study of the lost continent. He was an eminent geologist with the Central Geological Survey, Prague, where he published several scholarly books and nearly two hundred scientific papers. He studied the problem of Atlantis for more than 20 years. This Academia edition is in English, and is the first English edition. Scarce, thus. . Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 224 pages. C0 .

$125.00

The Outlook, Published Weekly with Illustrations: Vol. 110, No. 3 May 19,  1915. The Lusitania Massacre: What Shall America Do?
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The Outlook, Published Weekly with Illustrations: Vol. 110, No. 3 May 19, 1915. The Lusitania Massacre: What Shall America Do?

By Editors, The Outlook

The Outlook, Inc.. Good with no dust jacket. 1915. Softcover. Edges of paper covers are sunned and frayed; textblock has no defects. . An especially interesting issue of this weekly news magazine. The Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat, provoking an American outrage that is reflected in the pages of this issue, and probably did more than any other single event to propel the United States to enter the First World War. 1195 passengers and crew perished, including 123 Americans. Also in this issue are articles on Japan and China, focusing on Japan's "Monroe Doctrine, " Theodore Roosevelt's libel suit, lasting two months and eventually exonerating him, a summary of events in the war, including several full-page b/w photos, an essay on Billy Sunday, an article entitled, "Why Mexico is a Thorn in our Side, " many pages of fascinating ads, both personal and commercial, and more. . Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 55 pages. J6 .

$55.00

Way of the Sea:  The Use and Abuse of the Oceans
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Way of the Sea: The Use and Abuse of the Oceans

By Gwynn, Richard

Devon, England. Devon, England: Green Books. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1992. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Softcover. Creasing to bottom edge of front cover, else Fine in wrappers. Owner stamps on ffep. Author has SIGNED AND INSCRIBED a message to former owners on half-title page. . The seas are not limitless. This book presents an ecological perspective on the uses and misuses of the oceans. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 153 pages. Signed by Author. G6 .

$21.50

All the Brothers Were Valiant
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All the Brothers Were Valiant

By Williams, Ben Ames

NY. NY: Macmillan. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1919. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Hardcover. Crimson boards with bright gilt lettering and decoration on backstrip and black lettering and decoration on front cover. Boards are rubbed and worn at extremities, with an 1/8-inch worn spot on the front cover. Small split is starting at head of backstrip, faint stains to covers. Binding is tight, pages are white and clean, book has obviously been carefully and rarely read. . This is the first edition of the first book by Ben Ames Williams. Made into three films, the first two of which are not lost. All the Brothers Were Valiant is a 1953 adventure drama film by MGM, starring Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger and Ann Blyth. All in all, a solid copy, without dust jacket. Scarce in first edition. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 204 pages. D5 .

$50.00

Proceedings, 15th Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation  Technology Beau Rivage, Biloxi Mississippi January 23-25, 2002
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Proceedings, 15th Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology Beau Rivage, Biloxi Mississippi January 23-25, 2002

By Tait, Linda, Comp.

Tallahassee. Tallahassee: Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association. Fine with no dust jacket. 2002. 1st Edition. Softcover. No defects. Pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . 24 papers. Illustrated with maps, diagrams, photos. . Trade PB. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 298 pages. C1 .

$40.00