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History of United States Naval Operations in World War II.
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History of United States Naval Operations in World War II.

By Morison, Samuel Eliot

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., Various dates. 15 vols. Various paginations. b/w plates, maps. Morison’s definitive history of the US Navy in WW II. A mixed set, in terms of editions. All in good or better condition with dust jackets in various states of repair. The lot

$125.00

Twenty-Eighth Annual List of Merchant Vessels... 1896
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Twenty-Eighth Annual List of Merchant Vessels... 1896

By Department of Commerce..

Washington: GPO, 1896. 4to. vi, 405 pp. Some cover wear. Text clean.

$45.00

The Log of the Grand Turks.
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The Log of the Grand Turks.

By Peabody, Robert F.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1926. xvii, 249 pp. b/w plates. Histories of four famous American merchant ships, spanning the years 1781-1924. History of U.S. maritime activity during this period... China trade, privateering, coasting etc. With lists of voyages by each vessel. First edition. A very good copy.

$25.00

Clipper Ships of America and Great Britain. 1833-1869.
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Clipper Ships of America and Great Britain. 1833-1869.

By La Grange, Helen and Jaques.

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1936). 4to, 381 pp. b/w and color plates. This is #220 in a limited edition of 300 copies, signed by both La Granges, with 37 full color wood block plates tipped in, each initialed on the page by the artist, Jaques La Grange. With an extra signed limited plate laid in. Front board sunned at top, else a very good copy. Fine internally.

$50.00

Sailor’s Horn-Book for the Law of Storms.
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Sailor’s Horn-Book for the Law of Storms.

By Piddington, Henry.

London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1851. xxiv, 360, (4), (4 adverts) pp. b/w ills. and plates. Large folding charts. “Being a practical exposition of the theory of the law of storms, and its uses to mariners of all classes... shewn by transparent storm cards and useful lessons.” Second, expanded, edition of an important book that gave mariners a theoretical basis for understanding and avoiding storms at sea. His observations were made mostly in the waters around India and China, and he coined the term “cyclone” to describe a storm off Mauritius. This copy shows moderate cover wear, but contains the two transparent screens used in predicting the movement of storms. Scattered foxing. Still a good copy.

$75.00

Report On European Dock-Yards.
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Report On European Dock-Yards.

By Hichborn, Philip.

Washington: GPO, 1886. 96 pp. plus b/w folding plates. Forty-seven plates, eight b/w photo plates, plans of dock-yards, ships on ways, details of ship construction, etc. Hichborn made a tour of European shipyards with the idea of modernizing U.S. facilities, particularly as regarded iron and steel construction capabilities. Bound in original Half calf, with covers stained and hinges weak. Text and ills in very good condition.

$75.00

Towboat Pilot.
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Towboat Pilot.

By Melton, Elton J.

Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1948.. 279 pp. Color frontispiece, b/w plates and ills. Novel about life on Missouri rivers. This is #92 in a limited edition of 1000 signed by Melton. Fine in dust jacket.

$15.00

Substance of the Speech of Lord Viscount Melville... on the Subject of Troop-Ships.
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Substance of the Speech of Lord Viscount Melville... on the Subject of Troop-Ships.

By Melville, Lord Viscount.

London: J.J. Stockdale, 1810. 66 pp. Plea by the First Lord of the Admiralty on the eve of the War of 1812 for more armed troop ships. Cites historical examples, including the battle of Flushing the year before,in which the need was demonstrated. Very good condition in later plain wrappers.

$35.00

History of Maritime Connecticut During the American Revolution. 1775-1783.
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History of Maritime Connecticut During the American Revolution. 1775-1783.

By Middlebrook, Louis F.

Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1925. 2 vol. xii, 272; vi, 359 pp. b/w plates, maps. Vessel histories, including privateers, biographies, lists of crews, and excellent illustrations of nautical instruments, vessels, captains. Very good condition in original cloth bindings.

$75.00

The World Encyclopedia of Destroyers and Frigates: an Illustrated History of Destroyers and Frigates, From Torpedo Boat Destroyers, Corvettes and...to the Modern Ships of the Missile Age.
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The World Encyclopedia of Destroyers and Frigates: an Illustrated History of Destroyers and Frigates, From Torpedo Boat Destroyers, Corvettes and...to the Modern Ships of the Missile Age.

By Ireland, Benard.

(London): Lorenz Books, (2009). 4to. 256 pp. b/w and color photos throughout. Title says it all. Fine condition in dust jacket.

$20.00

Cape Breton, Ships and Men.
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Cape Breton, Ships and Men.

By Parker, John P.

(Toronto): (Government of Nova Scotia), (1967). b/w plates. 197 pp Excellently illustrated survey of shipping and ship building on Cape Breton from the 18th century on. With lists of vessels. First edition. Fine condition in dust jacket.

$25.00

Iconographic Encyclopedia Division VI. Naval Sciences.
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Iconographic Encyclopedia Division VI. Naval Sciences.

By Anon.

Oblong 4to. b/we plates. This is a reprint of an 1851 American reprint of a section of a larger work published in Germany by Rudolph Garrigue. It featured thousands of engravings by Henry Winkler and others of all areas of 19th century technology, as well as literature, arts, and other sciences. The thirty-two plates in this reprint contain multiple images on each plate. It's a sort of visual history of marine technology, from ships of classical times to modern steam-powered vessels. No publishing info., but obviously a 20th Century reprint. A wonderful source of images. Fine condition.

$75.00

"Naval Costumes."
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"Naval Costumes."

By (Symonds, Sir William).

n.p, 1840.). 41 leaves, some folding, containing b/w litho plates. A charming collection of lithographically reproduced drawings of naval and merchant vessels of Europe, America and the Orient. Symonds was a British naval officer who designed and built several smaller vessels, and later became surveyor of the navy. According to the DNB, “In 1840 Symonds published privately a book of sketches of men-of-war and yachts, which he entitled Naval Costume.” Of particular interest are 6 illustrations of “Boats of H.M.S. Ship Pique from 1811 to 1814” and 4 illustrations of “Sir William Symonds Double Boat.” The book contains a folding double plate and 40 leaves, averaging two illustrations per page. This copy is inscribed by Symonds to a Miss Tindal "from her sincere friend," with the motto “Learn of the little Nautilus to sail.” Interestingly, I have had another inscribed copy, with the same Nautilus trope. Bound in original cloth with gold cover lettering. Binding a little loose; first few pages are tanned. Otherwise only light scattered foxing.

$250.00

Verzameling van Vier en tachtig Stuks Hollandsche Schepen...
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Verzameling van Vier en tachtig Stuks Hollandsche Schepen...

By Groeneweger, G(errit).

n.p., n.d.. Oblong 8vo. Unpaginated. b/w plates This is sort of a Dutch version of Cook's "Shipping and Craft." It features 84 engraved plates of sailing ships - merchant and naval vessels, yachts, and working craft - in seven series of 12 plates each. This is a modern reprint of the original which was published in Rotterdam in 1789. Fine condition in decorated cloth binding.

$25.00

The Yacht "Alice"
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The Yacht "Alice"

By Howard, Henry, Alice Sturtevant and Katherine.

Boston: Charles E. Lauriat, (1926). xvii, 268 pp. b/w plates and lines. With a section of building and planning this gaff-rigged ketch, a cruise from N.Y. to Miami, and a cruise to the West Indies by Henry, Alice and Katherine Howard, respectively. Toy 1049. First edition, very good condition.

$25.00

Captain Charles Hervey Townshend.
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Captain Charles Hervey Townshend.

By Townshend, Captain Charles Hervey.

Mystic, CT: Marine Historical Association, 1940. xi, 86 pp. b/w plates. "Self portrait of an American Packet ship sailor." Townshend began his career in 1848 and continued throughout the age of sail, transferring to the command of a steamship when he was 34 years of age. This account is compiled from his hundreds of letters to family members and gives an excellent sense of the daily life of a merchant sailor. This is copy #V in a limited edition of 100. Covers lightly faded, else very good codnition

$30.00

The Return of the "Cutty Sark."
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The Return of the "Cutty Sark."

By Smith, C. Fox.

Boston: Charles E. Lauriat, 1925. 56 pp. b/w plates. History of the great clipper ship, including its building. Backstrip sunned, else very good condition.

$15.00

Yachting on the Pacific.
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Yachting on the Pacific.

By Mann, Alexander.

London: Duckworth and Company, 1909. 286 pp. b/w frontispiece. Toy 665 says, “There are vivid descriptions of the islands visited, Charles, Hood, Barrington, Duncan, Albermarle, Narborough, James, James, Jarvis and Chatham, and histories of the various settlements in the islands. There are also, unfortunately, many digressions of an odd and speculative nature.” - Toy 665. Probably a veiled criticism of Mann’s racism, which was fairly typical of his time and class. Spine lightly sunned, else a very good copy of a scarce yachting book.

$25.00

Speedboat.
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Speedboat.

By Fostle, D.W.

Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport, (1988). 4to. v, 218 pp. b/w plates, line ills. The only complete history to date of American high-performance boats, 1880s - 1960s. #1903 in a limited edition of 2000 copies, signed by Fostle. Fine condition.

$50.00

Three Lynn Captains.
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Three Lynn Captains.

By Mann, Charles E.

Lynn, MA: Lynn Historical Society, 1911. 50 pp. Robert Bridges, Thomas Marshall and Richard Walker - three early figures in the settlement of New England and Nova Scotia. Bround in original printed wraps. Library blind stamp on front cover otherwise in very good condition.i

$30.00

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