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In Search of a Polar Continent, 1905-1907.
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In Search of a Polar Continent, 1905-1907.

By Harrison, Alfred H.

London: Edward Arnold, 1908. xx, 292, (16 adverts) pp. b/w plates, folding color map. Account of the authors exploration and mapping of part of the Mackenzie delta, his sledge trips in the region, ... and a boat trip to southern Banks Island. Includes descriptions of the Eskimos among whom he lived, of travel conditions; the plight of Beaufort Sea whalers. - Arctic Bib. 6693. Folding map fresh. VG in lightly worn crimson cloth with gold decoration. Scarce.

$150.00

Men, Fish & Boats. The Pictorial Story of the North Atlantic Fishermen.
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Men, Fish & Boats. The Pictorial Story of the North Atlantic Fishermen.

By Stanford, Alfred.

(Jersey City: Morrow, 1934). 4to. unpaginated (about 125 pp.) b/w plates. One of two classic collections of photographs of dory fishing, the other being S.C. Churchs American Fisherman. First edition. Text and ills. clean. Light cover wear.

$40.00

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Publicity Sheets for the Movie Version of "Mutiny on the Bounty."

By Ephemera.

Three large (19 1/2 x 14 inch) sheets printed on one side only, in multiple columns, in a sort of tabloid format - possibly proofs for a special issue "Bounty" publicity piece. They are numbered "2" "3" and "5". Sheet 2 features "The Players" - the cast of characters from the 1962 Marlin Brando spectacular, and "Credits." It gives "Background Information on 'Mutiny on the Bounty,'" photographs of the main players and articles of interest such as, "Descendants of Mutineers Still Living on Pitcairn." In the upper left corner is the manuscript notation, "Portland, June 19, 1963" Glued to the outer edge of the sheet is a pencil note reading, "Opens Wed. at Strand. Preview in Sunday PM." The Strand Theater on Congress St. in Portland, Maine opened in 1918 and closed in 1963. The other two sheets are similar, illustrated with halftone stills from the movie and articles of interest such as, "Leading Woman Never Heard of Brando!" - Maybe not, but shortly after the film was shot, she became Brando's third wife. Old fold marks and a few short edge tears. Three sheets

$75.00

The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States. Section V.
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The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States. Section V.

By Goode, George Brown.

Washington: GPO, 1887. b/w plates. 4to. 2 text vols. plus atlas. Section V is the heart of this multi-part work, as it covers the history and methods of the fisheries. The two text volumes of this set include whale, halibut, mackerel and all U.S. commercial fisheries. The third volumes is the sought-after atlas volume, containing 255 full page wood engraved plates of fishermen, vessels, equipment and facilities. Includes a description and illustrations of the whale fishery and its tools. Bound in original black government cloth. The bindings on these books - particularly the second text volume, are worn. The contents are in excellent condition.

$200.00

The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States. Section III and IV.
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The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States. Section III and IV.

By Goode, George Brown.

Washington: GPO, 1887. b/w plates. 4to. 2 text vols. bound together. Section III is about the fishing grounds. Section IV considers The fishermen of the United States. This is one of the scarcest of the 7 volume set. Bound in original government sheep with spine labels. Backstrip somewhat darkened, otherwise in excellent condition inside and out.

$150.00

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S. s. "General San Martin." (cover title).

By Photo Album

The " S.S. General San Martin" was originally the 11,250 ton German liner, "Thuringia," built in 1922 in Kiel for the Hamburg Amerikanische Paketfahrt. In 1930 she was renamed "General San Martin" and, In 1934, she was chartered for the South American route by Hamburg Süd and sold to them in 1936. This is an album of 27 silver prints, measuring 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. The depict interior spaces - crew and passenger quarters, meeting common rooms, kitchen facilities, and the engine room and mechanical features. Each image is identified in Spanish. The decor and furniture are restrained and modern, with function seemingly foremost, giving one the impression that this was not a luxury liner. The Photographer's stamp on the rear pastedown is for Stewart Bale of Liverpool. Bound in stiff boards with gold cover lettering. All photos in excellent condition.

$250.00

Yachting With Models
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Yachting With Models

By Black, John.

New York and London: Whittlesey House, (1939) . xvi, 293 pp. b/w plates. How to build a champion M Class model yacht. First edition. Potts & Croxson 6. Very good condition in lightly worn dustjacket.

$150.00

Omoo: a Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas.
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Omoo: a Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas.

By Melville, Herman.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847. xv-389, (xv)-xxiii and (4) ads pp. b/w chart. xvi, First American edition of Melvilles popular second novel. Building on the success of his first effort Melville continued his autobiographical portrait of these years. Omoo deals with the mutiny aboard Melvilles ship and his subsequent wanderings about various parts of Tahiti and other islands. BAL 13656 with two sets of terminal ads, the last being 4 pp. in length. Original boards, rebacked in black calf with title and date on spine in gold.

$200.00

Proceedings at Large of the Court-Martial of the Honourable Augustus Keppel, Admiral of the Blue... (bound with) Eight Views Representing the Manoeuvres of the English and French Fleets On the Memorable 27th of July, 1778... The Second Edition
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Proceedings at Large of the Court-Martial of the Honourable Augustus Keppel, Admiral of the Blue... (bound with) Eight Views Representing the Manoeuvres of the English and French Fleets On the Memorable 27th of July, 1778... The Second Edition

By Blandemor, Thomas. (Clerk)

London: j. Almon (and) J. Bew, 1779. Folio. 184, 10 (appendix) pp. (and) oblong folio, 16 pp. printed on verso only. At the First Battle of Ushant, 1778, the Royal Navy fared poorly against the French and Vice Admiral Palliser was accused of not obeying Keppels orders. Keppels and Pallisers factions quarreled and the quarrel resulted in two courts-martial, the resignation of Keppel, and severe morale problems in the Navy. Keppel was court-martialed but cleared of dereliction of duty charges. Palliser was criticized by an inquiry, before the affair turned into a squabble of party politics. This is a verbatim record of Keppels trial. Unlike modern practice, such records were not always kept by the court. This one was recorded in shorthand at the bidding of Keppels faction, who no doubt wanted a precise record of where the bodies were buried. Terrific detail. A key document in British naval history. It appeared in an octavo edition, but this folio edition takes precedence. It is bound with a graphic account of the battle in question, "without which a clear idea of the Engagement, and the operations of both fleets, before and after it, cannot possibly be formed. Accompanied by A full and exact Account of the Proceedings of the two fleets, from the 23d of the same Month, when they first came in Sight of each other, to the 28th, when the French had gone off towards Brest..." This is scarce with Worldcat showing only two libraries in America holding copies. "Proceedings" is trimmed close at the top of the page, with loss of some page numbers. Otherwise, both titles are in very good condition, bound together in half green morocco over boards.

$750.00

Eleven Views of Boston Harbor.
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Eleven Views of Boston Harbor.

By Ephemera.

Ink and pastel on heavy paper. Sheet size 16 x 21 1/2 inches. Henry Webster Rice was a watercolorist and teacher. Born in Portland, Maine in 1853, he died in Watertown Mass. in 1934. He did genre scenes and landscapes, though he specialized in marine views. He was a member of the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters and the Guild of Boston Artists. The scenes here are "Cliff at Point Shirley," "Fort Independence," "A Bit of South Bay," "Sketch at East Boston," "Sunset, Boston Harbor," "Old House at Hull," "Sketch at Hull," "View at South Boston," "Fort Warren, "Point Allerton Beacon," and "Boston Light from Hull." Probably early 20th century.

$250.00

Melbourne, and the Chincha Islands; with Sketches of Lima, and a Voyage Round the World.
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Melbourne, and the Chincha Islands; with Sketches of Lima, and a Voyage Round the World.

By Peck, George Washington.

New York: Charles Scribner , 1854. v, (13)-294 pp. b/w frontispiece and illustrations in text. Peck sailed from Boston in ... 1853. Most of his fellow passengers were bound for the Australian gold diggings. He returned across the Pacific to Peru and then made his voyage home round Cape Horn. - Hill 1320. The Chinchas were a center of the guano trade, and Peck has much to say about this interesting and forgotten branch of maritime commerce. Don't laugh. Before the advent of chemically manufactured fertilizers, the guano trade was big business. This is a first edition in original blind stamp covers, which are worn. Scattered foxing throughout.

$100.00

The History of the Maroons.
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The History of the Maroons.

By Dallas, R.C.

London: A. Strahan, 1803. 2 vols. xii, cxiv,359; xi, (1), 514, (2 -errata nd ads) pp. b/w frontispiece engravings, two folding maps. "From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone: Including the Expedition to Cuba, From the Purpose of Procuring Spanish Chasseurs; And the State of the Island of Jamaica for the Last Ten Years: With a Succinct History of the Island Previous to that Period." Runaway slaves established settlements inland in Cuba and Jamaica. They were successful enough to force the British to negotiate treaties with them. With two folding maps - one of the island of Jamaica, and "A map of the interior part of Jamaica, called the Cock-Pits, which was the seat of the Maroon War in 1795 and 1796." First edition, Sabin 18322. The maps are tanned and there is scattered foxing in the text, but a very good copy overall. Contemporary presentation inscription on title pages. Bound in full mottled calf, rebacked

$850.00

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"Journal of a Voyage from New York Towards Goree and Bathurst West Coast of Africa and Back to New York in the Schooner Stephen H. Trowbridge. Wm R. Turner Master. Kept by John Richardson Allston." April 1 - June 16, 1850. (and) "Passage from New York Towards Malaga Schooner Stephen H. Townsend W. R. Turner, Master." and Other Voyages.

By Manuscript.

Folio, unpaginated. About 200 pages of manuscript entries. After a voyage of about three weeks from New York City, the "Stephen H. Trowbridge" arrived in Bathurst (now Banjul, at the mouth of the Gambia River). There, they discharged timber, rum, shingles, bread, tobacco, pitch, and miscellaneous dry goods, employing Kroomen laborers as longshoremen. They took on a cargo of hides and peanuts, and departed May 19. By June 16 they were back in New York. On the second voyage recorded in this logbook, also kept by Allston, they left New York July 14, 1850, less than a month after returning from the West Africa voyage. They reached Malaga August 12, and discharged their cargo of staves, taking on an unspecified cargo. They departed Malaga August 24 and reached New York October 1, 1850. On October 23 they departed for a port not named in this portion of the log, and arrived back in Bathurst on November 23, 1850. This journey was kept in a different hand. The port log at Bathurst is vague, recording daily weather conditions, but making no mention of cargo discharged or taken aboard. They departed December 7, 1850 and proceeded south along the coast, stopping at the Cacheu and Bissau rivers, anchoring at Bissau on December 11, 1850. Again, the entries are sketchy, referring only to the crew "discharging cargo." They departed December 17 and were back in Bathurst by December 21. Another journal keeper takes over at this point and records their stay at Bathurst. He mentions treating a sick man with quinine and discharging more hides. Then they returned to Bissau and late in February took on more hides and "ground nuts." On March 1 off the port of Bolama "the town was attacked by the Biaffra natives and the women and children took reffuge on board of us the number of over 300... one man killed on the beach and several wounded... ends with deck full of people and all confusion" This journal-keeper then disappears and is replaced on March 2 by "Jonas D. Biggs mate S.H. Townsend." Biggs notes that the supercargo has gone missing (possibly the former journal keeper) and that they are taking on ground nuts. Then back up the coast again, and more trouble with the supercargo, who is put under 24 hour watch. By the end of March 1850, the crew is getting sick and we learn that the supercargo is not right in the head. They take on a cargo of "hides and gum. Mate Biggs gets sick and is replaced as journal keeper. The weary schooner finally departs for New York on April 1, 1851, arriving there May 8th. This is followed immediately (May 24) by a voyage to Nicaragua, with a stop at Wilmington, Delaware. They arrive at San Juan June 19, 1851, and the journal ends. This is a rather chaotic record of a hard-working merchant ship. What makes it interesting is that the schooner "Stephen H. Trowbridge" was part of the notorious Slave-Trade fleet of New York City, which remained active through the 1860s. For example, here is a report from the British Parliamentary Papers of the House of Commons: "On the 22nd July, the "Archer" fell in with the slave-schooner "Stephen H. Townsend," and, having dispatched a cutter in company with her to watch her movements, she was captured on the 26th, her master having destroyed his flag and papers. She was found to be fully fitted for the Slave Trade and was about to ship 500 slaves at Mayumba." In this manuscript, the period between October and December 1850 seems suspect, uncharacteristically devoid of detail, with an unusual amount of movement up and down the coast of West Africa. Bound in worn half sheep over marbled boards, binding broken, text clean.

$2500.00

The Shipbuilders of Essex
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The Shipbuilders of Essex

By Story, Dana A.

Gloucester, MA: Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1995.. 368 pp. b/w plates. Dana Story brings his lifetime of knowledge and acclaimed narrative style to the remarkable saga of Essex shipbuilding through three centuries. An oversize publication at 9x10 inches, with computer enhanced photos to bring out details. Very good condition in dustjacket.

$50.00

Pierre le Turc Captien op het Vlissingsche Kaper-Schip.
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Pierre le Turc Captien op het Vlissingsche Kaper-Schip.

By Print.

Copper engraving by Pieter Willem van Megen of this jaunty Dutch sea captain, circa 1783. Le Turc was a privateer captain during the Anglo Dutch War, 1780 - 1784. The plate size is 10 1/4 by 13 1/2 inches. It appears in a Stan Henkels auction in 1905 of "Engraved portraits of American naval commanders, early American explorers and navigators, and rare American sea and land battles, Part IV" where it is listed as "very rare." You can take Stan's word for it. The only other copy for sale on line is being offered for more than 700 euro. This copy is in excellent condition.

$250.00

A Voyage Round the World, 1785--88, performed by M. de la Peyrouse, to which are added (with separate title pages) a Voyage to California by Don Antonio Maurelle; and an Abstract of the Voyage of Capt. George Vancouver.
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A Voyage Round the World, 1785--88, performed by M. de la Peyrouse, to which are added (with separate title pages) a Voyage to California by Don Antonio Maurelle; and an Abstract of the Voyage of Capt. George Vancouver.

By La Peyrouse, ( Jean Francois)

Boston: Joseph Bumstead, 1801. 12mo. vi-333 pp. First American edition of both the La Perouse and Vancouver voyages, and one of the earliest Pacific voyage books to have been publish in America. This is an anonymous compilation from the reports of Milet-Mireau and Vancouver. Hill 976. Forbes 331. Ferguson 333. Bound in original calf, rebacked, with original spine label. Pages evenly tanned. A scarce book in very good condition.

$850.00

The Fishermen’s Own Book.
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The Fishermen’s Own Book.

By (Procter Brothers).

Glo: Procter Brothers, (1882). 274 pp. b/w woodcut ills. in text and ads. The list of men and vessels lost from the Port of Gloucester... from 1874 to ... 1882. And a table of losses from 1830, together with valuable statistics of the fisheries, also notable fares, narrow escapes, startling adventures, fishermen's off-hand sketches, ballads, descriptions of fishing trips..." All contained in a period package featuring vintage ads for Gloucester and waterfront businesses, and lively woodcut illustrations. This is one of the essential books on the fisheries. A very good copy of the first edition, clean and bright, in original decorated boards.

$125.00

The Naval Chronicle, Vol I - Vol XL.
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The Naval Chronicle, Vol I - Vol XL.

By Periodical.

London: Bunney & Gold; Joyce Gold, 1799-1818. Various paginations, about 20,000 pp. in total. b/w engraved portraits, views, vignettes and maps, some folding. The Naval Chronicle is THE source for contemporary reports of the affairs of the Royal Navy during the period from the Napoleonic Wars to the War of 1812. It was published in London twice a year between 1799 and 1818. First-person accounts were contributed by officers as illustrious as Nelson, and biographies of fascinating characters like Cochrane were a staple. In addition the thousands of pages of this journal contain a wealth of historical nuggets and recondite facts. Typical issues featured lists of vessels captured and wrecked, promotions, accounts of battles, biographical sketches, articles on technological advances, and tidbits of naval gossip, as well as copper engraved portraits of officers, views of foreign ports, and charts of harbors and battles. It was a major source for Patrick OBrian in writing his Aubrey-Maturin series. This is a complete set, bound in worn calf over marbled boards. A couple of boards are detached but present. However, the texts are in excellent condition, untrimmed, with many of the volumes partially or entirely unopened. Plates and maps in this set correspond to the lists of plates bound in each volume - with a single exception. Plate two in Vol. 29, Fort Cornwallis, is lacking. In total, there are 415 (of 416) copper engraved portraits and views, 88 maps and charts (eight folding), and over 60 wood engraved vignettes after drawings by artists such as Pocock. Plates and text are clean. Each of the volumes is individually housed in its own slipcase with a green cloth backstrip and red leather spine label identifying the volume. Forty volumes, complete. (The last two books in the accompanying photo illustration show the back and side views of the boxes.

$7500.00

Build a Winning Model Yacht.
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Build a Winning Model Yacht.

By Moore, Thomas.

NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1928. xi, 244 pp. b/w ills., plans, some folding. Thorough treatment of design, as well as of construction and sailing. Potts & Croxson 99. It is scarce; Potts and Croxson could only find a photocopy to cite in their bibliography. This is a very good copy of the first edition in lightly chipped dustjacket.

$150.00

A Voyage to the South Sea.
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A Voyage to the South Sea.

By Cooke, Edward.

London: B. Lintot and R. Gosling, 1712. (22), 456, (12) pp. b/w folding map as frontispiece. b/w plates, folding maps in text. First edition, and rare. One of the classic South Seas privateering voyages, and the source for "Robinson Crusoe." "Edward Cooke was second captain on board the 'Duchess', the ship which accompanied the 'Duke', both under Captain Woodes Rogers, on a privateering voyage around the world... It is generally accepted that Daniel Defoe used this account of Alexander Selkirk's years on Juan Fernandez Island for his 'Robinson Crusoe' as it was the first book containing it." See Hill 372 who notes that this first edition was "hastily produced ... in order to beat Woodes Rogers's account to the market." See also Streeter IV, 2428. Howes, C-733. NMM Catalog IV, 99. Bound in 19th century full calf, rebacked to match. A very good copy.

$2000.00

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