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The Stranding of S.S. Uzbekistan U.S.S. R. on the West Coast of Vancouver Island
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The Stranding of S.S. Uzbekistan U.S.S. R. on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

By Wells, R.E.

Canada: R.E. Wells. Paperback. B00KBIFG9Q [8], 120 pages. Appendices. Black and white reproductions of maps and photos. "An account of a maritime mishap [involving a Russian freighter] which occurred during the Second World War. Details of this incident have never been fully published, chiefly because they were subject to wartime secrecy restrictions. This account, the result of extensive research using both official and personal sources and the author's personal familiarity with the incident, will, after 30 years, inform readers of the correct circumstances and what really happened." - Introduction. Clean and unmarked with very light wear. Tight and square. A high-quality copy. Edwards & Lort 3969. . Very Good. 1974. First Edition.

$99.95

Cruising the Coast of Romance - British Columbia: Union Steamships
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Cruising the Coast of Romance - British Columbia: Union Steamships

By Steamships, Union

Vancouver, B.C.: Union Steamships Limited. Pamphlet. 8 page promotional brochure. 23 x 20.5 cm when unfolded. Four pages of detailed text and black and white photos present the routes and features of four of the company's coastal tour packages, including pricing. A back page colour illustration presents the company's coastal vessels, including: Chilkoot, Lady Evelyn; Venture; Camosun; Catala; Chelohsin; Cardena; Cheakamus; Lady Alexandra; Capilano; Lady Cynthia; Lady Cecilia; Chilliwack; and Chilco. Colour centrefold map of the British Columbia coast indicates the company's "inland sea-ways of romance" from Vancouver north through Stewart, B.C., and all stops in between. Back page text refers to the company's thirty-six year history thus, since Union Steamships was founded in 1889, this item was printed circa 1925. Unmarked with somewhat above-average wear and soiling. A lovely vintage piece of B.C. nautical ephemera. . Fair. 1925. First Edition Thus.

$250.00

From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow, Volume I:
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From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow, Volume I:

By Marder, Arthur J.

London: Oxford University Press. Hardcover. B0000CN0HE xxii, 459 pages. Black and white photographic plates. Footnotes. Index. This copy is a 1966 reprint of the 1961 first edition. "The story, well known it its outlines, has been filled in with fascinating detail obtained from many collections of unpublished official papers. The author has also made good use of the personal papers left by participants, and has had the full co-operation of the Admiralty, and the result is a book of first-rate importance for its factual authority." - dust jacket. "The book flows, from page to entrancing page, an utterly fascinating record of a period of deep and significant naval interest. This is history as it should be written." - The Navy. Book very clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear. Average wear to dust jacket which shows a bit of peeling from backstrip and is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. ENSER p.310. . Very Good. 1966. Reprint.

$99.95

Juan de Fuca's Strait: Voyages in the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams
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Juan de Fuca's Strait: Voyages in the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams

By Gough, Barry

Canada: Harbour. Hardcover. 1550175734 Signed and briefly inscribed by author upon half-title page. 287 pages. List of sources, footnotes, index. Map endpapers. Illustrated in black and white. "Jean de Fuca, Francis Drake, James Cook, George Vancouver and the race for the fabled Northwest Passage. A sea venture tied up with piracy, political loyalty and betrayal, all bound up in a web of international intrigue, [this book] is an indispensable contribution to the history of discover on the Northwest Coast." - dust jacket. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. . Good. 2012. First Printing.

$49.95

STORY OF THE WRECK OF THE TITANIC 1ST ED HC EVERETT
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STORY OF THE WRECK OF THE TITANIC 1ST ED HC EVERETT

By EVERETT, MARSHALL

USA. Hardcover. B00BFULMQA 320 pages. Black and white photos and illustrations. List of the dead. Front board illustrated with scene of lifeboats fleeing the crash scene. "A graphic and thrilling account of the sinking of the greatest floating palace ever built, carrying down to water graves more than 1,500 souls. Giving exciting escapes from death and acts of heroism not equalled in ancient or modern times, told by the survivors. Includes history of icebergs, the terror of the seas, wireless telegraphy and modern shipbuilding." - subtitle. Lacking front free endpaper. Wide opening in binding at title page. Despite its deficiences and very heavy wear, a worthy vintage copy of this dramatic history. . Fair. 1912. Memorial Edition.

$89.95

The Canadian Navy List, Corrected to 30th June, 1944
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The Canadian Navy List, Corrected to 30th June, 1944

By Department of National Defence, Canada

Ottawa: Department of National Defence, Canada. Paperback. 521 pages. The Canadian Navy List was published every two months. Contents include: Alphabetical list of officers, Obituary, Rank and Command, Relative rank of officers of Navy, Army and Air Force, Removals, Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Canadian Navy, Sea Cadet Corps affiliated with the R.C.N.V.R., Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service. Military library markings upon title page. Heavy wear and tape repairs to blue card covers which have been re-affixed backwards. A worthy copy of this important WWII Canadian naval reference. . Fair. 1944. First Edition.

$295.00

Schippers Op De Alblas En De Graafstroom
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Schippers Op De Alblas En De Graafstroom

By Smit, Leen; Krijgsman, Adam

Alblasserdam: Offsetdrukkerij Kanters B.V.. Hardcover. 135 pages. Text in Dutch. Printed upon glossy stock. Profusely illustrated with marvelous black and white reproductions of archival photos. Prior owner's name and date atop front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked with moderate wear to publisher's navy blue cloth which is lettered in gilt. Binding tight. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1976. First Edition.

$199.95

"--and ships--and sealing wax';: A chronicle of the cruise of the Empress of Britain, 1933-4,
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"--and ships--and sealing wax';: A chronicle of the cruise of the Empress of Britain, 1933-4,

By Irwin, Alan Maurice

Toronto: The Macmillan company of Canada, limited. Hardcover. B000894M66 [8], 285, [1] pages. 223 x 145 mm. Black and white photographic plates. A 1935 reprint of the 1934 first edition. Author's wonderful account of his four and a half month, forty-thousand mile world cruise which took him to twenty-four countries and thirty-two ports. Name upon front free endpaper. One-inch opening atop back hinge, otherwise binding intact. Average wear to publisher's blue cloth. Dust jacket not included. A sound vintage copy. WHITEMAN 585. . Good. 1935. Reprint.

$99.95

The Search for the Atocha
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The Search for the Atocha

By Lyon, Eugene

New York: Harper & Row. Hardcover. 0060127112 Signed and inscribed by Mel Fisher [1922-1998] and his wife, Deo [Delores] Fisher [1936-2009], upon half-title page. x, 246 pages. 8vo. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "In 1622 the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha sank off the Florida Keys on its way from Havana to Spain. Since then men have dreamed of salvaging her treasure of gold and silver, now estimated at $140 million. For more than three centuries, however, their dreams have ended in bitter, often tragic, failure. In the 1960s Mel Fisher committed his life to this search and his story has become a fascinating part of the Atocha saga." - dust jacket. Six years after publication Fisher actually discovered the wreck, and its 40 tons of precious metals, on July 20, 1985. Book clean and unmarked with light wear. Moderate wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1979. First Edition.

$495.00

Sail - The Romance of Clipper Ships, Volume I
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Sail - The Romance of Clipper Ships, Volume I

By Lubbock, Basil; Hook, F.A.; Smith, C. Fox [Introduction]

London: The Blue Peter Publishing Company, Ltd.. Hardcover. Affixed to first blank leaf is a heartfelt handwritten note signed by the artist, Jack Spurling [1870-1933], to a Mr. Hardcastle, dated 15 December 1929. On opposite leaf is affixed a typed gift plate from one Lt. L.B. Whetstone, R.N., beneath which is written in pencil "H.M.S. Dauntless August, 1930". Laid-in is a one-page colour-illustrated magazine ad for this volume which reads in part "The life and colour of the golden days of sail, painted by Mr. Jack Spurling (30 colour plates and one photogravure) and described by Mr. Basil Lubbock. As great a treasure for book-lovers as for sea-lovers." "Appended are a subject index, an index of the names of ships which occur in the text, and a foldout chart of the routes chiefly followed by the clippers in pursuit of their various trades." - Editor's Note. 12.4" x 10.5". XII, 153 pages. All plates, photogravure and chart present. Binding shaken. Both hinges open. Front free endpaper loose but present. Above-average wear to gilt decorated blue publisher's cloth. Light to moderate foxing to contents. . Fair. 1930. Third Impression.

$2500.00

The Convict Ships 1787-1868
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The Convict Ships 1787-1868

By Bateson, Charles

Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson. Hardcover. B001VT8XBW xi, 421 pages. Footnotes. Index. Black and white plates. "Extensive appendices furnish a complete list of all the ships which carried prisoners to Australia, with the names of their masters and surgeons, their departure and arrival dates and the number of prisoners each carried. This work is accepted by historians and scholars as the standard work on its subject. Through the reading of over six hundred journals of surgeons employed in the convict ships to Australia, the author has been able to add much additional detail to this little-known field of maritime history. This greatly enlarged edition provides much new material." - dust jacket. Moderate wear to unmarked book. Moderate soiling to top and fore-edges. Binding tight. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival grade Brodart. A sound copy of this fascinating history. . Good. 1969. Second Edition.

$199.95

Mac and the Princess: The Story of Princess Louisa Inlet and James F. MacDonald
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Mac and the Princess: The Story of Princess Louisa Inlet and James F. MacDonald

By Calhoun, Bruce

USA: Ricwalt. Paperback. 0933054017 130 pages. Bibliography. Colour photos. Maps. Black and white photos. "Captures the beauty and spirit of Princess Louisa Inlet and of the man, James F. MacDonald, who for more than 30 years made the inlet his home." - from dust jacket of the hardcover edition. Unmarked with average wear. A sound copy. . Good. 1976. First Edition.

$49.95

HMCS Discovery - 60 Years on Deadmans Island 1943 to 2003
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HMCS Discovery - 60 Years on Deadmans Island 1943 to 2003

By Blatherwisk, Jim; John; Brooks, Melanie; Brown, Charlie; Others, and

Canada: HMCS Discovery 60th Anniversary History Committee. Paperback. 096955267X Approx. 140 pages. Black and white illustrations and reproductions of archival photos. "This 60th Anniversary book is not just about HMCS Discovery. As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the unit, established on Deadman's Island in Stanley Park, our focus is on the people who have worked and served on this island. Besides the members of the HMCS Discovery, there have been many others who have called Deadman's Island their home. This book includes the extended naval family and others who have used this Island in Vancouver." - Foreword. Faint cup ring on front cover. Prior owner's name atop title page otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. A quality copy. . Very Good. 2003. First Edition.

$149.95

Spindrift: UNTiDy tales of officer cadets
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Spindrift: UNTiDy tales of officer cadets

By Williamson, Robert J

Canada: R.J. Williamson. Paperback. 0969876807 170 pages. Several black and white illustrations. "It is timely that in the fiftieth year of the founding of the UNTD [University Naval Training Divisions] Commander Williamson has written this historical and anecdote-filled account of that successful endeavour." - Foreword. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy. . Good. 1995. Reprint.

$79.95

Smoke, Ash and Steam : How Marine Steam Engines Worked on Oceans, Lakes and Rivers
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Smoke, Ash and Steam : How Marine Steam Engines Worked on Oceans, Lakes and Rivers

By Sheret, Robin

Victoria, B.C.: Western Isles Photo-Graphics. Paperback. 0921107137 Signed, without inscription, by author upon title page. VI, 144. aIX pages. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Profusely illustrated with black and white diagrams and reproductions of photos. "A unique book that for the first time describes the development of the marine steam engine. In this second edition paddle wheels and propellers are also discussed. More engines are covered, more photos are included, and all previous illustrations have been redone with new ones added." - back cover. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. . Very Good. 2005. Second Edition.

$69.95

A Century Of Air And Water
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A Century Of Air And Water

By Zodiac

France: FRANCE. Paperback. B000Q9NGB0 160 pages. Chronology. Text in English. A most engaging review of the illustrious first hundred years of business of Groupe Zodiac/ The Zodiac Group. Gloriously illustrated in colour and black and white with archival photos and illustrations. Printed upon glossy stock. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. A high-quality copy of this dynamic corporate history. . Very Good. 1996. First Edition.

$295.00

The Marine Pilots of Canada's West Coast
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The Marine Pilots of Canada's West Coast

Canada: Hill Wilson. Paperback. B004KIONOC Signed and inscribed by author upon title page. xii, 278, [32] pages. Numerous black and white reproductions of archival photos. Bibliography. Index of pilots. Index of vessels. Chapters include: The History of Pilotage; The Legislation; The Pilots and the District; Tales of the Pilots and the Coast of British Columbia; The Pilot Boats of British Columbia. Author spent 48 years at sea, including 26 as a pilot. Unmarked with light wear. A quality copy. [ISBN 9973785306] . Very Good. 2005. First Edition.

$295.00

Deep Sea Stories From The Thermopylae Club
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Deep Sea Stories From The Thermopylae Club

By Jupp, Ursula

Victoria, B.C.: Ursula Jupp. Hardcover. B000KFT2F4 Signed by Editor, without inscription, upon dedication page. 164 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. Illustrated endpapers. "Contains true stories of gales at sea, fire in port, a typhoon on the Yangtze River and many other adventures once told by seamen members of the Thermopylae (Sea Lovers) Club. Included also are two poems and new facts about the ship Thermopylae and her Pacific crossings." - dust jacket. Light wear to unmarked book which has some soiling to top edge. Binding tight. Moderate wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1971. First Edition.

$69.95

My Naval Career and Travels
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My Naval Career and Travels

By Seymour, E.H.

London: Smith Elder. Hardcover. B002AGE170 xvi, 429 pages. Index. Frontis portrait of author plus eight black and white plates illustrating ships. Seymour was a Royal Navy officer who rose to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet. He saw action in the Crimean War, the Battle of Canton, The Battle of Taku Forts, the Battle of Cixi, and the Boxer Rebellion. This copy belonged to Casper Swinley (1898-1983) of the Royal Navy. His bookplate is affixed to verso of front free endpaper. In addition, his handwritten note affixed to recto of front free endpaper states he carried Admiral Seymour's medals at his funeral on March 7th, 1929. Presentation plate inside front board indicates Captain Swinley donated this copy to a library, thus it bears the markings of a military library. Narrow opening in binding at frontispiece. Back hinge mostly open. A worthy association copy of this informative naval autobiography. . Fair. 1911. First Edition.

$149.95

ABC - Sea and Ships
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ABC - Sea and Ships

By Ransome-Wallis, P.

London: Ian Allan Ltd.. Hardcover. B01LBJ8ECE 126 pages. Black and white diagrams and reproductions of photos. "Well illustrated and written in an easy-to-understand style, its information, tables and charts will be found invaluable to all interested in the fascinating study of the sea and the ships that sail on it." - dust jacket. Prior owner's name and date neatly atop front free endpaper, otherwise contents clean, bright and unmarked. Binding tight. Average wear to price-clipped dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound vintage copy of this diminutive and attractive nautical collectible. . Good. 1957. First Edition.

$49.95

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