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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

World War II Adventures of Canada's Bluenose
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World War II Adventures of Canada's Bluenose

By Higgins, Andrew; Spalding III, JesseI

USA: West Indies Trading Co. Paperback. 0966307305 192, [4] pages. Profusely illustrated with black and white reproductions of archival photos and documents. "The true story of Canada's Bluenose schooner during World War II. Although many books and articles discuss the Bluenose during its racing days, very few people realize that the Bluenose played a vital part in the allied war effort." - Introduction. Name and some writing on first blank leaf. Upper corners of last two pages rumpled at spine, apparently due to a binding mishap. Contents unaffected. A sound copy of this interesting and relatively unknown history. . Good. 1998. First Edition.

$49.95

The Southseaman (Mariners library; no.33)
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The Southseaman (Mariners library; no.33)

By Martyr, Weston

London: Rupert Hart-Davis London. Hardcover. B0000CJL6V 222 pages. "The entertaining life-history of a schooner, from her first appearance on the designing-board, through her gradual growth in the builder's yard and trials in the North Atlantic, to her cruel death indirectly at the hands of the U.S. Customs during the prohibition period." - dust jacket. Prior owner's name and date atop front free endpaper, otherwise contents clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1957. Reprint.

$69.95

The Last Gentlemen of War: Raider Exploits of the Cruiser "Emden"
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The Last Gentlemen of War: Raider Exploits of the Cruiser "Emden"

By Lochner, R.K.

London: Hutchinson. Hardcover. 0091737826 viii, [1], 321 pages. Bibliography. Black and white photographic plates. "The Emden is credited with capturing or sinking nineteen merchant ships while sweeping the seas from Diego Garcia to Calcutta, from the Maldive islands to the Malay Peninsula during WW I. After she was defeated by an Australian cruiser her survivors embarked on an adventure-filled journey across the Indian Ocean, overland on the Arabian Peninsula, to Constantinople and the safety of a German squadron. Provides a colourful portrait of a lost era of naval warfare that will engage the imagination and intellect of all readers." - dust jacket. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket preserved in mylar. A high quality copy. . Very Good. 1988. Reprint.

$69.95

Man Overboard! Tales
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Man Overboard! Tales

By Williams, Allan Moray

London: Hutchinson. Hardcover. B0017ZW0IM 175 pages. Index. Text in English. Translated from the Russian. Stanyukovich (1844-1903) was "an officer in the Tsarist navy for many years and wrote from first-hand experience of life on board a Russian man-of-war." - dust jacket. Bookplate upon front free endpaper. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Brilliant silver lettering to backstrip. Above-average wear to price-clipped dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. . Good.

$129.95

British Battleships: Warrior, 1860 to Vanguard, 1950. A History of Design, Construction and Armament
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British Battleships: Warrior, 1860 to Vanguard, 1950. A History of Design, Construction and Armament

By Parkes, Oscar

USA: Naval Institute Press. Hardcover. 1557500754 xv, 701 pages. Index. Generously illustrated with diagrams and black and white reproductions of archival photos. "The final word on the subject, a book that can never ben superceded. The sources from which it is drawn are principally the Official Returns, Admiralty Ships Covers, Progress Books and the personal notes and confidences of a number of Directors of Naval Construction. The large number of photographs came from the author's collection ammassed over the years; the ships' plans have never before been equalled; throughout, previously unpublished information is provided and details of all vessels are compared with those of their foreign rivals." - dust jacket. Former library copy with above-average wear and usual markings. Front hinge starting. Back hinge taped. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A worthy reference copy of this monumental study. Bibliographic reference: Law 0998. . Fair. 1990. New & Revised Edition.

$650.00

Truxtun of the Constellation: The Life of Commodore Thomas Truxtun, U.S. Navy, 1755-1822 by Mr. Eugene S. Ferguson (1956-11-01)
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Truxtun of the Constellation: The Life of Commodore Thomas Truxtun, U.S. Navy, 1755-1822 by Mr. Eugene S. Ferguson (1956-11-01)

By Ferguson, Mr. Eugene S.

Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardcover. B01N3YPCOZ 322 pages. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. Map endpapers. "Thomas Truxtun was one of the first six captains appointed to the United States Navy by President Washington in 1794. Although he ranks with men likke John Paul Jones in the development of the navy, there has never before been a full-scale biography of this famous seaman." - dust jacket. Unmarked book tight and square with light wear. Above-average wear and soiling to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. . Very Good. 1956. First Edition.

$99.95

The Art of Rigging - Containing an Explanation of Terms and Phrases and the Progressive Method of Rigging Expressly Adapted For Sailing Ships
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The Art of Rigging - Containing an Explanation of Terms and Phrases and the Progressive Method of Rigging Expressly Adapted For Sailing Ships

By Biddlecombe, Capt. George

New York: Edward W. Sweetman Company. Hardcover. 155 pages. Many detailed black and white drawings. "Originally compiled for the use of the students in a Naval Academy and believed by modern experts to be the best manual ever produced on rigging the sailing ship." - Preface. An excellent guide for builders of ship models. Title handwritten upon backstrip of plain brown dust jacket. Prior owner's handwritten details atop front free endpaper, otherwise book clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Binding tight. Appears unread. A superb copy. . Fine. 1969. Revised Edition.

$69.95

Magnetic Compass Deviation and Correction
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Magnetic Compass Deviation and Correction

By Denne, W.

Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd. Hardcover. 0851740839 xx, 160 pages. "A manual of the theory of the deviations and mechanical correction of magnetic compasses in ships." - subtitle. Prior owner's details atop front free endpaper and writing on backside of dust jacket front flap, otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. . Good. 1968. Second Edition.

$59.95

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