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A History of American Marine Painting.

By Wilmerding, John.

Boston: Peabody Museum, (1968). xxiii, 279 pp. b/w and color plates. A very good copy of the first edition of this important work. Signed by Wilmerding on the title page. With dust jacket.

$75.00

Some American Contributions to the Art of Navigation. 1519-1802.
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Some American Contributions to the Art of Navigation. 1519-1802.

By Wroth, Lawrence C.

Providence, RI: Associates of the John Carter Brown Library, 1947. 40 pp. b/w plates. Serious discussion of American sailing directions and texts on navigation up to Bowditch, by a respected authority. Very good condition in original printed wrappers.

$45.00

The Way of a Ship.
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The Way of a Ship.

By Wroth, Lawrence C.

Portland, ME: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1937. xii, 91, (1) pp. b/w plates, facsimiles. First edition of Wroths esteemed essay on the literature of navigation science. A "must" in any good maritime reference library. Very good copy in lightly chipped dust jacket.

$75.00

Four Years Aboard the Whaleship.
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Four Years Aboard the Whaleship.

By Whitecar, William B. Jr.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1860. xii-413 pp. Embracing cruises in the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Antarctic Oceans, in the years 1855, 6, 7, 8, 9. The author sailed from New Bedford on the whale ship Pacific. They touched on whaling grounds in the South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania and then returned by the same route. According to Starbuck she returned with 934 barrels of sperm oil. Howes W-373, Jenkins p. 160, Forster 101. First edition of a scarce whaling title. Cover is worn. Some signatures partially sprung, but binding is holding. A serviceable copy.

$200.00

Journals of the First, Second and Third Voyages for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, In 1819-20-21-22-23-24-25, In His Majest's Ships Hecla, Griper and Fury (and) Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole.

By Parry, William E.

London: John Murray, 1828, 1829. Six volumes, 16mo. viii, 283; iv, 270; vii, 312; vii, 295; 330; xxxv, 211 pp. b/w engraved frontispiece plates, folding map. Reprints of 1821, 1828 first editions. The sixth volume was published seperately. Not in Arctic Bib. Sabin 58869. Uniformly bound in half calf over marbled boards with gilt decoration and labels, a couple of which have chipped away. Edges of frontispieces waterstained.

$250.00

The War of 1812.
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The War of 1812.

By Hickey, Donald R.

Urabana, IL: University of Illinois, (1989). b/w plates. xiii, 457 pp. A Forgotten Conflict. A very good copy of the first edition in dust jacket.

$25.00

Fired by Manly Zeal. A Naval Fiasco of the American Revolution.
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Fired by Manly Zeal. A Naval Fiasco of the American Revolution.

By Smith, Philip Chadwick Foster.

Salem. MA: Peabody Museum, 1977. ix, 115 pp. Color and b/w plates. Occasioned by four paintings commissioned in 1779, depicting an event which took place in 1777. An American frigate turned tail before an inferior British force while a second was captured. Repercussions endured for years; blame was never clear-cut. Fine copy, color plates of paintings. With prospectus laid in.

$25.00

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The "Prince Arthur" Battledore.

By Anon.

Eastwood: G.R. Barber, n.d. (circa 1857). Tri-fold heavy stock, 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. b/w A battledore was an ephemeral educational aid, so called because it was similar in content to the hornbook, which resembled the racket used to play a badminton-like game called battledore. Got it? Google it. Anyway this one is of interest because of the illustrations on the outer (back) panels. They are: "A Chinese Junk of War," "Fort at Cawnpore," "Fort Cwalior," and "Destruction of the Chinese Fleet, June 1857." This last illustration refers to The Battle of Fatshan Creek, which took place during the Second Opium War between Great Britain and China, 1856-1860. On the verso are several alphabets and an "Evening Prayer." Some wear at folds, else very good condition.

$150.00

The Civil War at Sea.
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The Civil War at Sea.

By Jones, Virgil Carrington.

New york: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, (1960, 1961, 1962). Three vols. xxvi, 483; xx, 490; xxii, 456, (1) pp.b/w plates and maps. First editions of this still-useful reference. With a letter from the author explaining the how the books came to be written. Three volumes, very good in dust jackets.

$75.00

The Voyages of Giovanni da Verrazzano
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The Voyages of Giovanni da Verrazzano

By Wroth, Lawrence C.

New Haven: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1970. 4to. xvi, 319 pp. plus 44 plates. Verrazzano's own account as a base to study the implications of early explorations of the East Coast. Very good condition in dust jacket with short tears.

$50.00

The Fifth Letter of Hernan Cortes to the Emperor Charles V, Containing an Account of his Expedition to Honduras.
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The Fifth Letter of Hernan Cortes to the Emperor Charles V, Containing an Account of his Expedition to Honduras.

By Gayangos, don Pascual de (translator).

London: Hakluyt Society, 1868. xvi, 156 pp. First Series Hakluyt publication. Bound in original Hakluyt Society blind stamped cloth with gold decoration on front board. Lightly sunned else a very good copy.

$150.00

The Sea Songs of Charles Dibdin: With a Memoir of his Life and Writings by William Kitchiner.
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The Sea Songs of Charles Dibdin: With a Memoir of his Life and Writings by William Kitchiner.

By Dibdin, Charles.

London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823. 4to. 32, 99 (multiple-page engraved music sheets), iv (index) pp. This is the first edition of Dibdin's famous collection, with a biography by Kitchiner and 99 shanties and sea songs engraved on heavy paper. In silk cloth binding, lightly sunned. Scattered light foxing, else a very good copy of a beautifully printed book.

$250.00

Sailing Ships of the Romantic Era.
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Sailing Ships of the Romantic Era.

By Meissonnier, Jean.

n.p: Edita Lausanne, (1968). Unpaginated (about 150 pp.) b/w and color plates. A 19th century album of water colors by Antoine Roux. A lovely little book. Very good condition in dust jacket and slipcase.

$50.00

A Voyage from England to India, in the Year MDCCLIV, and an Historical Narrative or the Operations of the Squadron and Army in India, under the Command of Vice-Admiral Watson and Colonel Clive... Also, a Journey from Persia to England, by an Unusual Route.
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A Voyage from England to India, in the Year MDCCLIV, and an Historical Narrative or the Operations of the Squadron and Army in India, under the Command of Vice-Admiral Watson and Colonel Clive... Also, a Journey from Persia to England, by an Unusual Route.

By Ives, Edward.

London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1773. 4to. xii, 506 pp. b/w folding maps and plates. From 1753 to 1757 Ives was Surgeon aboard the "Kent," flagship of vice admiral Watson in the East Indies. His book includes an account of Geriah Fort (now Vijaydurg), a notorious pirate stronghold. Watson and Clive seized the town and burned the pirate ships. Ives' "unusual" return route took him through Basra, Baghdad, Mosul, Aleppo, Cyprus and Leghorn. The work also includes appendices on military and tropical medicine, medical botany, and epidemiology. According to the DNB "Ives' presence at many of the transaction he describes and his personal intimacy with Watson gives his historical narrative an unusual importance, and his accounts of the manners and customs of the inhabitants, and of ther products of the countries he visited, are those of an enlightened and acute observer." - DNB Vol 29, p. 79. See also Cox I, p. 299. This is an excellent copy. The folding maps are linen-backed and the 13 plates are clean and fresh. It has been rebound in full mottled calf with raised bands, gilt spine decorations, leather label, and an embossed image of a ship on the front board - a well done and unusual binding, befitting Ives' Unusual Route. The most recent copy to appear at auction brought 3500 pounds in 2016. The Brooke-Hitching copy sold for 4000 pounds in 2014.

$4000.00

American Marine Painting
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American Marine Painting

By Wilmerding, John.

New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1987). 204 pp. Color and b/w plates. An update of Wilmerding's 1968 opus. Fine condition in dust jacket.

$40.00

The Water Witch; or, The Skimmer of the Seas. A Tale.
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The Water Witch; or, The Skimmer of the Seas. A Tale.

By (Cooper, James Fenimore.)

Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1831. Two volumes. 12mo. vi, 256; 251 pp. An attractive set of the first American edition of Coopers work. The heroine of this most romantic of Coopers tales is the brigantine named "Water Witch." The hero, a gallant smuggler, Skimmer of the Seas. Great stuff! BAL 3847. Attractively bound in half crimson morocco with raised bands and gilt and inlaid decorations on backstrip. Light cover wear, very good copies.

$400.00

William Bradford, 1823-1892.
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William Bradford, 1823-1892.

By Kugler, Richard and Frederick P. Walkey.

n.p: De Cordova Museum, 1969. 49 pp. b/w plates. Catalog for an exhibition hosted by DeCordova Museum and Whaling Museum of New Bedford, 1969-70. Essay and list of works. Wraps, VG

$30.00

Ice Fishing Spears.
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Ice Fishing Spears.

By Salive, Marcel L.

(n.p.): MacJac Publications), (1993). 4to.297 pp. Color and b/w plates and ills. Manufacture, types, nomenclature, collecting, and displaying these strange impliments. Essentially a collector's guide, with history and relevant facts. Well illustrated in color and b/w, with pictorial endpapers. Signed by author. Fine condition

$150.00

The Life of Lord Viscount Nelson.
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The Life of Lord Viscount Nelson.

By Churchill, T.O.

London: Harrison and Rutter, 1810. 4to. vii, 94 pp. b/w steel engravings, b/w facsimiles, folding diagrams. Standard hagiography, but one of the richest early sources of visuals, with 12 steel engravings by Bromley and Worthington, manuscript facsimiles of letters, and two folding plates depicting the funeral procession and the coffin. A tall, untrimmed copy on heavy paper, attractively bound in vellum over cloth with leather labels. This is the second edition of Cowie 136, the first having been published two years earlier.

$750.00

George Chinnery 1774-1852. And Other Artists of the Chinese Scene.
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George Chinnery 1774-1852. And Other Artists of the Chinese Scene.

By (Peabody Museum of Salem)

Salem, MA: Peabody Museum, 1967. xvii, xxii plates. Catalog for a show held June 15 - Sep. 15, 1967 at the Peabody Museum. Spine sunned, else very good condition in original wrappers..

$25.00

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