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An Account of the Construction and Embellishment of Old Time Ships

By Stevens, John.

Toronto, for author, printed by Multicolor Printing Ltd., 1949 Edition: 1st ed. limited to 500 copies, this number 426,: ix, 176 p. ill. drawings, 4 folding plans, and with 39 b/w fine photographic plates, spiral bound, plain textured covers, 23 x 31 cm. Very good.Detailed explanations of plans and construction and how the various design changes evolved. Appendices include "the Principal Dimensions and Scantlings" from the 1789 "Shipbuilders Repository", extracts from Sutherland's 1717 "Shipbuilding Unveil'd", Griffith's 1854 "Treatise on Marine and Naval Architecture". Image is of title page. Heavy requires more postage.

$136.64

Record of Canadian Shipping : 1786-1920
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Record of Canadian Shipping : 1786-1920

By Wallace, Frederick William

Musson Book Company Limited, Toronto, 1929. 1st. fine/fine. A list of square rigged vessels, mainly 500 tons and over, built in the eastern provinces of British North America from the year 1786 to 1920. Wallace's near definitive compendium, 302pp with photographs, paintings and drawings

$113.22

Sailing Ships
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Sailing Ships

By Brophy, Patrick

Galahad Books, 1974. 1st. fair/very good. fep missing. The story of the sailing ship as a trading vessel. A broad survey beginning with the reed rafts of the Egyptians and ending with the ships of today.

$5.47

Challenge, The
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Challenge, The

By Whipple, A.B.C

Quill, 1987. 3. very good. tpb. Two ships race around Cape Horn in the early 1850's. Describe the sailors of the time and the challenges they faced.

$7.81

Following the Sea
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Following the Sea

By Doane, Benjamin

Nimbus Publishing and the Nova Scotia Museum, 1987. 1st. very good. bw. tpb. A young sailor’s true account of the seafaring life in themid-1800s.

$11.71

Men Ships and the Sea

By Villiers, Alan

National Geographic Society, 1962. 1973. good/good. with slight skew

$9.76

Seafaring America : The American Heritage History of
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Seafaring America : The American Heritage History of

By Laing, Alexander

American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1974. 1974. good. ex-lib

$6.25

Twilight of Sailing Ships, The
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Twilight of Sailing Ships, The

By Carse, Robert

Galahad Books, 1965. 1st. good/fair.

$7.81

Wind Jamming to Fiji
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Wind Jamming to Fiji

By Cooper, Viola Irene

Rae D. Henkle Co. Inc., 1929, 1st , 1929. 2nd printing. fair. ex lib, In 1926 two young women join the crew as 'middies' of a windjammer sailing to Fiji.

$19.52

Clipper Ship Men
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Clipper Ship Men

By Laing, Alexander Kinnon

Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1944. 1st. very good. slight wear to top and bottom of spine. Stories of the men and ships who sailed around the world carrying cargoes of exotic and mundane goods.  The development of clipper ships and how they were deisgned.

$11.71

Masters of Sail
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Masters of Sail

By Spicer, Stanley

Ryerson, 1968. 1st. vg/g. The story of the gold age of building square-rigged vessels in the Maritime provinces of Canada., and the reasons for its growth and the factors that led to its decline.

$27.33