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WAKE OF THE GREAT SEALERS.

by Mowat, Farley

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Published
1973
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First Edition
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9780771015274
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1973. 157 pp, 11 7/8" H, green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Linda & Royston / with kind regards / & best wishes, / David Blackwood". "Farley Mowat describes the Newfoundland men of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who set out… Read more
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TITANIC: THE OFFICIAL STORY.

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9781873162378
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Kew, Richmond: Public Record Office / National Archives Pictorial folder (9" H x 14" W), containing 18 facsimile documents (some multi-page, some fold-out) pertaining to the Titanic story - plus 15 page introductory pamphlet. No date - c1990. Contents: Transcripts of Registrar General's copy of the Register for transmission to Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen; Report of Survey of an… Read more
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NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.

by Deane, Anthony.

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2003
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Fine
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Reprint
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9781840674309
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London: Caxton, 2003. 320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. "This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as… Read more
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WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834.

by Malcomson, Robert.

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2003
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9781840675351
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London: Caxton, 2003. 160 pp, small 4to (10 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, maps, ship/fort plans, colour plates. "While the great fleets battled for international domination on the oceanseas, the age of fighting sail also evolved in the interior of North America. For eighty years (roughly 1754-1834) freshwater was the home to warships that ranged in… Read more
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Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1896. 651 pp, 9" H. Black cloth with gilt decoration on front board, blind stamped emblem on rear board, gilt lettering/decoration on spine. This edition was available by subscription only. 234 b&w illustrations, from full page plates to smaller drawings throughout the text. Mark Twain describes his journey through Europe and the Holy… Read more
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THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN, FROM THE DECLARATION OF WAR BY FRANCE IN 1793 TO THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV. 6 VOLUME SET.

by James, William.

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Published
1859
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Good
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New Edition with Additions and Notes.
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$450.00

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London: Richard Bentley, 1859. 6 volume set - 7 1/8" H, half leather (leather spines with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering/banding, leather corners), marbled paper covered boards, red speckled textblock edges. 6 b&w frontispiece portraits, 40 diagrams, 28 folding tables. After introductory information, the volumes follow a year-by-year format from the First French Revolutionary War (1792) to the Battle… Read more
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FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.

by Beck, Horace.

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Published
1996
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Very Good+
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9780913372364
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Mystic, Connecticut: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1996. 545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles;… Read more
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CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS.

by Metcalfe, Willis.

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Published
1979
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Good
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Revised Edition
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9780920028186
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South Bay, Ontario: South Marysburgh Marine Society, 1979. 185 pp + (9) pp +indexes, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. A history of shipbuilding, shipwrecks, schooners, sloops, lighthouses, sailors, etc. on the Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County. Section headings: Prince Edward County Ships; Ships that Came & Ships that Stayed; Ports of Call;… Read more
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DEAD SILENCE: THE GREATEST MYSTERY IN ARCTIC DISCOVERY.

by Geiger, John and Beattie, Owen.

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Published
1993
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9780670843183
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Toronto: Viking, 1993. 219 pp, 9 1/2" H. Color photographs, b&w drawings, reproductions. "In 1719 the Englishman James Knight, then in his seventies and vastly experienced in Arctic travel, set out with two ships and forty men to find the northwest passage. His ships entered Hudson Bay and were not seen again until almost three centuries later… Read more
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IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS: FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES.

by Snider, C.H.J.

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Published
1913
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First Edition
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London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1913. 292 pp + 24 pp publisher's list, 7 3/4" H. Bright red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration and blind borders on front board. Comes with what appears to be an early facsimile dust jacket in b&w with no publisher noted. Although chipped, creased and much taped on… Read more
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THE GLORIOUS "SHANNON'S" OLD BLUE DUSTER AND OTHER FADED FLAGS OF FADELESS FAME.

by Snider, C.H.J. Foreword by Rt. Hon. William Thomas White, K.C.M.G.

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Published
1923
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Good-
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First Edition
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$30.00

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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1923. 430 pp, 9 1/8" H. Blue cloth with faded gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/banding and black decoration on front board. Pictorial endpapers, six colour plates (including frontispiece - collated), plus many b&w illustrations through text. Tales of naval combat between Great Britain and the United States during the War of 1812, by… Read more
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WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834.

by Malcomson, Robert.

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Published
2003
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Near Fine
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Reprint
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9781840675351
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London: Caxton, 2003. 160 pp, small 4to (10 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, maps, ship/fort plans, color plates. "While the great fleets battled for international domination on the oceanseas, the age of fighting sail also evolved in the interior of North America. For eighty years (roughly 1754-1834) freshwater was the home to warships that ranged… Read more
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NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.

by Deane, Anthony.

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2003
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Fine
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Reprint
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9781840674309
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London: Caxton, 2003. 320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. "This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her… Read more
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THE ARMED YACHTS OF CANADA.

by McKee, Fraser M. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy.

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Published
1983
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780919822559
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Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1983. 172 pp, 4to, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "For R__ S_____, also a Naval / compatriot, and with a great / interest in the Navy League, with / the author's compliments, / Fraser McKee / CDR". B&w photographs, reproductions, colour title page. "(T)he story of the 21 ornate luxury… Read more
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Hobart, Tasmania: J. Walch & Sons, 1946. 208 pp, 9 7/8" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, colour pastedown on front board. Fold-out frontispiece of Hobart Bridge, plus additional b&w plates. Contents: Preface; Index to Part I; Introduction; Chronological Statement of Curious and Interesting Facts; Privateering; Military Camps; The First Roads; Toll Bars, Turnpikes,… Read more
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THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.

by Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)

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Published
1967
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1967. 303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on… Read more
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THE DEVIL HIMSELF: THE MUTINY OF 1800.

by Pope, Dudley.

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Published
1987
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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9780436377518
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London: Alison Press/Secker & Warburg, 1987. 186 pp, 9 1/4" H. Maps. "The corvette 'La Vaillante' was built in Bayonne in 1796, four years after the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1798, she was captured by Captain Sir Edward Pellew, renamed the 'Danae' and given a new young captain, Lord Proby. In March 1800, there… Read more
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THE RIVER PALACE.

by Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich.

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Published
2008
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Fine
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First Edition
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9781550027938
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Toronto: Dundurn, 2008. 248 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Steamboats carrying passengers from Hamilton to Montreal via the rapids of the St. Lawrence were a popular sight in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1855, the 'Kingston', an iron steamboat built for John Hamilton, appeared on the Great Lakes. When the… Read more
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London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1932. 115 pp + 122 pp, 9 9/16" H. Part I is the Third Edition, printed in 1932 and Part II is the Second Edition, printed in 1936. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Part I Contents: Introduction; Early Ships of the Mediterranean Littoral; The Vessels of Greece and Rome; Early Craft of… Read more
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THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.

by Owen, Russell.

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Published
1941
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Good
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Second Printing
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London: Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill, 1941. 254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the… Read more
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