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Some Merchants and Sea Captains of Old Boston.


Boston:: State Street Trust Company,, [1918].. original printed wrappers.. Upper corners dog-eared; light dampstain to the fore-edge margin of many leaves.. 8vo,. Illustrated.. Being a Collection of Sketches of Notable Men and Mercantile Houses.


Thirty Years from Home, or A Voice From the Main Deck. Being the Expoerience of Samuel Leech.

By LEECH, Samuel.

Boston:: Tappan, Whittemore & Mason,, [1843 or later].. Fifteenth Thousand.. old full sheep (both covers detached).. Both covers detached; pencil calculations on endsheets; binding scuffed and born. . 12mo,. Illustrated from engravings..


Autograph letter signed reporting a near disaster at sea by the Master of the Brig Nereus.


Annapolis, Maryland,, February, 1830.. Fine.. A two page stampless letter with integral address leaf providing a terrifying account of the ship being caught in a violent, freezing Chesapeake Bay snow storm.


A Self Instructor in Navigation and Nautical Astronomy, for the Local Marine Board Examinations, Home Trade and Foreign, Ordinary and Extra...Being Also an Epitome of Navigation for Sea Use.


London:: Published by James Imray and Son,, 1863.. publisher's cloth.. Both covers detached; half of the spine detached; cloth stained; a few preliminary leaves adhered at gutter.. 8vo,. Illustrated, including frontispiece map..


Seaman's Journal. Journal of a Voyage from Quincy to New York in the Brig Belzonis Commanded by John Spear Begun October the Ninth 1848....

By SPEAR, John.

Boston:: Thomas Groom, Stationer,, 1848-1869.. original marbled boards.. Light rubbing to boards.. Folio,. Two pre-printed maritime logs completed in ms. Notation: "Brig Belzonis Log Book with part of it kept by Jno Bartlett from N York to Mobile & back to Boston thence to Jacksonville & back to Portsmouth NH."


Forged Best Cast Steel Sail Makers Needles.


Redditch, England:: W. Smith & Son,, no date.. four needles enclosed in printed packet illustrated with a ship in sail.. One corner of the packet damaged; but very attactive nonetheless.. 3-1/4 x 2-1/2 inches;. Notice: The Needles Contained in this Packet are Made Expressly to Meet the Requirements of the American Sailmakers and are Warranted not to Cut the Twine.


Epitome of the Art of Navigation; or, A Short, Easy, and Methodical Way to become a Compleat Navigator.


London:: Printed for W. and J. Mount, T. Page and Son,, 1762.. Early edition.. old full sheep.. Old ink ownership signatures; some inoffensive scattered staining; binding quite scuffed and rubbed at corners and with a few small losses of leather; but a tight and sound copy.. 8vo,. Ten engraved folding plates (complete)..


The Whale, and the Perils of the Whale Fishery. [Cover title]: The Whale, and the Dangers of the Whale-Fishery.


New Haven:: Printed and Published by S. Babcock,, 1840.. First edition.. original printed, illustrated blue wrappers. . A very fine, unworn copy.. 4-1/4 x 2-3/4 inches,. Engraved text illustrations..


Old Ship Figure-Heads & Sterns, with which are associated Galleries, Hancing-Pieces, Catheads and Divers other Matters that Concern the "Grace and Countenance" of Old Sailing Ships.

By LAUGHTON, L. G. Carr.

London:: Halton & Truscott Smith, Ltd.,, 1925.. First edition; No. 22 of 100 copies.. publisher's half leather over marbled boards, t.e.g.. Some light rubbing to the binding; internally clean; tight and sound.. Folio,. Illustrated..


Lazari Bayfii Annotationes in legem II De Captiuis & postliminio reuersis, in quibus tractatur De re Nauali [Navali], per autorem recognitae.

By BAIF [BAIEF], Lazare de; ESTIENNE, Charles (ed.); TELESIO, Antonio.

Basil:: [Apud H. Frobenium et N. Episcopium],, 1537.. contemporary limp vellum.. Some scattered marginal worming; vellum soiled; a very attractive copy.. 8vo,. Printer's device; 12 woodcut initials; 23 large woodcuts of ships; 3 of costumes; 6 of vases; and one small woodcut of a vase.. Jessen 5266; Brunet I, 711. Text in Latin and Greek.


Conversations about Hurricanes: For the Use of Pain Sailors.


London:: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1852.. First edition.. publisher's gilt-lettered cloth.. Cloth very soiled and worn; but tight and sound.. 8vo,. This copy lacks one of the two printed celluloid cards that were laid in pockets at front and rear ("Southern Hemisphere" is present).. Inscribed for a Captain, "With the Authors regards" (but not signed) at the head of the title page.


The Art of Rigging; Containing an Alphabetical Explanation of Terms and Phrases, and Directions for Operations.


London:: Published by Charles Wilson,, 1848.. A New Edition, revised and re-compiled.. publisher's cloth with gilt vignette and lettering.. Large bookplate tipped onto front free endpaper; a few smudges to text; light sunning and use to cloth; tight and sound. . 8vo,. Illustrated with fifteen steel engravings; folding tables..


Report from the Select Committee on Steam Boats, &c. With the Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Committee. [With two]: Report[s] from the Select Committee on Steam Engines and Furnaces. [And]: Report of the Select Committee on the Roads from London and Holyhead; and into the Regulations for Conveying His Majesty's Mail between London and Dublin.


[London]:: Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed,, 1817-1822.. First edition.. old quarter calf over marbled boards (about half of the backstrinp is lacking).. Old ink ownership signature at head of title page; a few inoffensive spots of light foxing; binding very worn at extremities and splitting at joints (sewing structure sound); front pastedown stained.. Folio,. Fine technical engraved plates, some folding..


From the Deep of the Sea. Being the Diary of the Late Charles Edward Smith.

By SMITH, Charles Edward. HARRIS, Charles Edward Smith (ed.)

New York:: Macmillan,, 1923.. First US edition.. publisher's illustrated cloth.. Rear hinge neatly repaired; light use to cloth.. 8vo,. Illustrated, including two maps; one folding; one detached but undamaged..


Naval Records of the American Revolution 1775-1788. Prepared from the Originals in the Library of Congress.


Washington: : Government Printing Office,, 1906.. First edition.. publisher's dark red cloth.. An unopened copy with some light use to the cloth.. Large 8vo,.


Clipper Ships of America and Great Britain 1833-1869.

By LA GRANGE, Jacques. LA GRANGE, Helen.

New York:: G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [1936].. Second impression.. publisher's cloth.. A bright, tight and sound copy.. Small folio,. With 37 wood engravings in full color by Jacques La Grange; plus others in black and white..


Ships and Sailors. Being a Collection of Songs of the Sea as Sung by the Men Who Sail It.

By ZOGBAUM, Rufus F. BARNES, James (ed.)

New York:: Frederick A. Stokes Company,, 1898.. First edition.. publisher's cloth-backed illustrated boards.. Boards lightly rubbed at extremities and dust-soiled; contents fine. . Oblong folio,. With Numerous Illustrations in Colour and Black-and-White by Rufus F. Zogbaum.. Edited and Compiled by James Barnes.


A History of the United States Navy from 1775 to 1901.

By MACLAY, Edgar Stanton.

New York:: D. Appleton and Company,, 1894.. New and Enlarged Edition.. original blue gilt-lettered and embossed cloth.. One bookplate superimposed over another on each front pastedown; light use to cloth; all volumes tight and sound.. 8vo,. With Technical revision by Lieutenant Roy Campbell Smith, U.S.N. Illustrated.


Histoire Maritime de France.

By GUERIN, Leon.

Paris;: Chez Abel Ledoux,, 1843.. old half calf over marbled boards.. Foxing throughout; a few slight scuffs to bindings; both volumes tight and sound.. 8vo,. Avec 31 belles gravures d'apres les dessins de Gudin, Isabey, Tony Johannot, Marckl, Raffet..


Rudiments of Naval Architecture; or, An Exposition of the Elementary Principles of the Science and their Practical Application to Naval Construction; Compiled for the Use of Beginners.

By PEAKE, James.

London:: John Weale,, 1859.. Second edition, corrected.. publisher's embossed flexible cloth boards with printed paper labels.. Old ink ownership signature; light use to cloth; very nice.. 12mo,. 15 plates (many folding); numerous engraved text illustrations..


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