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THE SHIPWRECK, AND OTHER POEMS. With a Sketch of His Life.

By Falconer, William.

Walker, Philadelphia: ., 1836. 142 p. + Four woodcut plates. Very light age stain. 24mo. 150 mm. Original leather spine over blue linen covered blue boards. Corners rubbed. Slight loss at head of spine. Hardbound. Very good. William Falconer (1732-1769) was a Scottish epic poet concerned mainly with life at sea. Early in life he became a sailor. He was fully competent to describe the management of the storm-tossed vessel whose career and fate are described in this poem, first issued in 1762. ** PRICE JUST REDUCED!! S&S/AI 37373. PAIMP 25. Hardcover. Good.

$50.00

HISTORY OF THE NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Second Edition, With Corrections. In Two Volumes.

By Cooper, James Fenimore (1789-1851).

(Printed by C. Sherman & Co. for) Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia: ., 1840. Two Volumes. Frontis map in each volumes. Volume I foxed. Volume II damp stain and foxed. Bookplate of Theodore T. (Thomas) Belote, Bridgetown, VA on paste down of both volumes. Theodore Thomas Belote (1881-1953). 225 mm. Original leather spines over cloth covered boards, worn. Leather gilt lettered title pasted on front boards. Spine perished on volume I. Howes #2285. S&S/AI 40-1660. Second edition. Hardbound. Good. PAIMP 10. Hardcover.

$150.00

MARE LIBERUM, Sive de Jure Quod Batavis Competit as Indicana Dissertatio. Elzevier, Lugduni Batauorvm. 1609.

By Grotius, Hugo.

[Facsimile by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Washington, DC: ]., 1951. Six six (+1) leaf signatures reproducing the first edition of the text proper + Fourteen two leaf signatures of a photo reproduction of the original manuscript. Uncut, unopened, and unbound in a plain paper portfolio. Scarce. Very good. Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), was a Dutch jurist, who, in his works on the philosophy of war; politics, and international law, laid the foundations for an international society governed by laws and mutual agreements to enforce those laws. He wrote most of his major works in exile in France. The Free Sea (Mare Liberum, published by Elzevier at Leiden in 1609) was written when the Dutch were at war with Spain and Portugal. A loaded Portuguese merchant ship Santa Catarina, was captured off present-day Singapore in 1603. The victorious captain was employed with the United Amsterdam Company (part of the Dutch East India Company), and though he did not have authorization from the company or the government to initiate the use of force, many shareholders were eager to accept the riches that he brought back to them. Grotius formulated the new principle that the sea was international territory and all nations were free to use it for seafaring trade. Grotius, by claiming 'Freedom of the Seas, provided suitable ideological justification for the Dutch breaking up of various trade monopolies through its formidable naval power (and then establishing its own monopoly). That the power of his reasoning still had force three hundred and fifty years later is shown by the printing of this unusual facsimile. SCARCE. OVERSIZE 2.

$100.00

NAVIGATION SPIRITUALIZED: Or A New Compass For Seamen.

By Flavel, John.

Edmund M. Blunt, Newburyport: ., 1796. pp. 159, (1) [Publisher's catalogue]. Loss at bottom margin corner of title page. Title page damp stained and browned. Last leaf very stained and browned. Lacks fly leaves. 8vo. 180 mm. Disbound. Title continues: "Consisting of XXXII Points; Of Pleasant Observations, Profitable Applications, and Serious Reflections, All Concluded With So Many Spiritual Poems." John Flavel (ca. 1630-1691) was an English Presbyterian clergyman, puritan, and a prolific and popular author. Evans 30428; Sabin 24580. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! AI BX 7. Disbound. Fair.

$75.00

AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE SHIPWRECK AND SUFFERINGS OF MRS. ELIZA BRADLEY, The Wife Of Capt. James Bradley, Of Liverpool, Commander Of The Ship Sally, Which Was Wrecked On The Coast Of Barbary, In June 1818. Written By Herself.

By Bradley, Mrs. Eliza.

Printed by James Walden, Boston: ., 1820. 108 p. Frontis torn with quarter loss. Some loss on inner corner margins. Some pages and margins torn. Damp stain. Age stain. Early penciled manuscript ownership of Harriet A. Wetherbee. 12mo. 175 mm. Original worn leather spine over marbled paper covered boards. Loss on corners. Title continues: "The Crew and Passengers of the above Ship fell into the hands of the Arabs. Mrs. Bradley, who, after enduring incredible hardships during six months captivity (five of which she was seperated from her husband and every other civilized being) she was fortunately redeemed out of the hands of the unmerciful barbarians, by Mr. Willshire, the British Consul, resident at Mogadore. in a barbarous land, she became a Convert to the Religion of a Blessed Redeemer." American Edition. S&S/AI 574. Hardbound. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! AI BX 4. Hardcover.. Good.

$50.00

NAUTICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE PORT AND MARITIME VICINITY OF CARDIFF, with Occasional Strictures on the Ninth Report of the Taff Vale Railway directors; and Some General Remarks on the Commerce of Glamorganshire.

By Smyth, Captain W.H.

W. Bird, Printer, Cardiff: ., 1840. pp. viii, 100, 12 [Appendix : Rules and regulations of the Bute Docks at Cardiff] + Two engraved maps. Yellow endpapers. Thin 8vo. 230 mm. Original full cloth binding, decorated in blind. Cloth taped spine. Manuscript presentation from the Marquess of Bute to Robert Stephenson. Bute Docks: Following the development of the coal found in South Wales, the export of both coal and iron products required a sea connection to the Bristol Channel. In 1794, the Glamorganshire Canal was completed, linking the then small town of Cardiff with Merthyr, and in 1798 a basin was built, connecting the canal to the sea. By the 1830s, Cardiff became the pre-eminent iron-exporting port, shipping almost half of British overseas iron exports; between 1840 and 1870. Lack of proper dock facilities led Cardiff's foremost landowner, John Crichton-Stuart, 2nd Marquess of Bute (1793-1848), to promote the construction of the (West) Bute Dock. Designed by Admiral William Henry Smyth (1788-1865), hydrographer, astronomer, antiquary, and author of this work. It opened in October 1839. Just two years later, the Taff Vale Railway was opened, following much the same route as the canal. Bute created modern Cardiff, Wales and the docks there. Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) was an English civil engineer. He was the only son of George Stephenson, the famed locomotive builder and railway engineer (many of the achievements popularly credited to his father were actually the joint efforts of father and son). Robert also gained fame as a bridge builder. The book also has an early pencil ownership for: W.J. Lewis, The Mardy, Aberdare. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! W151 Far Rt. Hardcover. Very Good.

$200.00

SEAMEN'S DEVOTIONAL ASSISTANT, AND MARINERS' HYMNS. Prepared Under Direction Of The American Seamen's Friend Society.

By Leavitt, Joshua (1794-1873).

Stereotyped by A. Chandler, Printed by Sleight & Robinson, Published by the Society at Their Office, New York: ., 1830. 512 p. Age stain. Page 335 & 336 torn and repaired with an old straight needle. Lacks fly leaves. 32mo. 120 mm. Disbound. S&S/AI 2187. Poor condition, but very scarce and evocative of the seaman's harsh life. AI BX 8. Disbound. Fair.

$100.00

THE TRAVELLER; Or, Meditations On Various Subjects. Written On Board A Man Of War To Which Is Added, Converse With The World Unseen. First American Edition.

By Meikle, James (1730-1799).

Printed for S. Dodge, by George Forman, NY: ., 1811. pp. xii, 360. Fly leaves soiled. Age stain. 12mo. 175 mm. Original leather binding, very worn. Spine and joints abraded. Title continues: "To Which Is Prefixed, The Life Of The Author." James Meikle was a Surgeon at Carnwath. First American edition. "James Meikle was a Scottish doctor who served on the man-o'-war Portland, on duty off the Briish coast and in the Mediterranean. He was intensly religious and even taught himself Hebrew while at sea. The book is the third of four published posthumously in aid of his widow. The text consists mostly of religious meditations of a mystic nature, but the books also contains material about life at sea and ports of call." See Sabin 47402. S&S/AI 23366. Hardbound. Good. AI BX 4. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

$55.00

THE TRAVELLER; Or, Meditations On Various Subjects. Written On Board A Man Of War To Which Is Added, Converse With The World Unseen. Second American Edition.

By Meikle, James (1730-1799).

Printed by E. & E. Hosford, Published by E. Torrey and W. Seaver, Albany, NY: ., 1812. 372 p. Old damping. XLib bookplate of the Lancaster, PA Mechanics' Library Association on front paste down. XLib stamp on title page. Front fly leaves loose. 12mo. 175 mm. Original leather binding, very worn. Front board detached. Spine perished. Title continues: "To Which Is Prefixed, The Life Of The Author." "James Meikle was a Scottish doctor who served on the man-o'-war Portland, on duty off the Briish coast and in the Mediterranean. He was intensly religious and even taught himself Hebrew while at sea. The book is the third of four published posthumously in aid of his widow. The text consists mostly of religious meditations of a mystic nature, but the books also contains material about life at sea and ports of call." See Sabin 47402. S&S/AI 26058. Hardbound. AI BX 4. Hardcover.

$50.00

SPANNING THE ATLANTIC.

By Babcock, F. Lawrence.

Alfred A. Knopf, New York: ., 1931. pp. 227, viii [Index] + Frontis and full page plates. XLib stamp on title page and elsewhere. 8vo. Original full green cloth binding. XLib call mark on spine. Spine faded. Very XLib condition. History of the Cunard Steam Ship Company from its earliest days to 1931. TRAVEL 2. Hardcover. Fair.

$20.00

STORY OF JACK HALYARD THE SAILOR BOY; or, The Virtuous Family. Designed for American Children in Families and Schools. Thirtieth Edition with appropriate Questions. By M.T. Leavenwroth, Esq.

By Cardell, William Samuel (1780-1828).

Stereotyped by L(awrence) Johnson : Published by Uriah Hunt, And sold by the principal Booksellers throughout the U. States, Philadelphia: 1832., 1832. pp. xviii, [1], 20-234 + Woodcut frontis plate. Foxed. Small 12 mo. 150 mm. Original binding of illustrated printed paper over boards with leather spine; boards detached. Small woodcut of a ship sailing away from home on the front cover; publisher's advertisements on the rear. Ink manuscript ownership: Miss Ann Herr's Book 1837. Also a later ownership. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! PA IMPRINTS 6. Hardcover. Good.

$40.00

ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Illustrated by Upwards of Three Hundred EngravingsFrom Sketches by the Author. The Steel Plates Executed Under the Superitendence of J. M. Butler, The Wood

By Kane, Elisha Kent.

Childs & Peterson, Philadelphia: 1857., 1857. Two volumes. pp. 464, (4) [Favorable reviews of the book from prominent men and newspapers - the reviews continue in Vol. II]; 467. Frontis, half titles and numerous steel engravings. Profusely illustrated with text wood engravings. Foxed. 8vo. 231 mm. Original full brown cloth binding, worn. Manuscript ownerships of Bean & Owen, March 31, 1859. "Aside from its importance as a key in the literature of the of the disappearance of Sir John Franklin, Kane's narrative, with its valuable geographic and scientific information, is one of the great books of Arctic exploration and the search for the Northwest Passage. It contains much information about the Eskimos. Kane, was a U.S. Navy physician who organized the voyage, discovered the ice-free Kennedy Channel and laid the foundation for scientific study of the Arctic. Arctic Bibliography 8373; Sabin 37001; Hoyer 'Groenlandica' 213. Rarely found in such decent condition. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! POLAR 4. Hardcover. Very Good.

$125.00

THE SEA WOLF. With Illustrations by Fletcher Martin and an Introduction by Edmund Gilligan.

By London, Jack.

Printed for the Members of the Limited Editions Club by The Connecticut Printers, Hartford, CT: 1961., 1961. pp. ix, 354. Illustrated by Fletcher Martin with line drawings and paintings; designed by Ernst Reichl; set in monotype Times Semi-bold and Mistral; Strathmore natural vellum-finish paper. Inked ownership of Jefford F. Oller on front fly leaf. 7 3/4 x 11 inches. Bound by Russell-Rutter Company in full Irish linen, silk-screened with a design by Mr. Martin. Original slip case. Fifteen hundred copies have been made, of which this is copy number 420 and it is signed by the illustrator, Fletcher Martin (1904-1979). Fine. Fine Books from the Limited Editions Club make great gifts. SHELF W89. Signed by Illustrator(s). Full Cloth. Hardcover.. Fine.

$100.00

EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN AND AROUND THE PACIFIC AND ANTARTIC OCEANS. Being the Voyage of the U. S. Exploring Squadron Commanded by Captain Charles Wilkes of the U. S. Navy, in 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841 and 1842.

By Jenkins, John S.

Hurst & Co., Publishers, New York: Ca. 1890's., 1890. 517p. + Frontis. Illustrated with full page drawings. Inked ownership of Mrs. M. K. Gilbert, 1897. Discreet XLib number stamp on front endpaper. Paper beginning to brown but not fragile nor brittle. 8vo. Original full cloth binding, embossed and decorated in black. Spine decorated with gold label. Hardbound. Very nice example. SCARCE. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! TRAVEL/1. Hardcover. Very Good.

$60.00

TRACK OF THE BEAR 1873-1963.

By Bixby, William.

David McKay Co., New York: (1965)., 1965. pp. ix, 309 + Plus photographs. Map endpapers. 8vo. Original full cloth binding. Original dust jacket. Nice copy. Fascinating history of the ship the "Bear" which spent most of her time in the service of the Coast Guard and set an unequalled record of achievements, including Arctic and Antarctic service. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! POLAR 3. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

$20.00

WHEN COAL OIL JOHNNY GOES TO SEA.

By Hurley, Edward N.

n.p. : Ca. 1915., 1915. 9 leaves. Text printed only on rectos. Photograph of the boiler room of the banana ship "Metapan". 8vo. Lacks front wrap. First page stained. Very scarce piece on the role of diesel engines at war. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! WWI 10. Soft cover. Good.

$30.00

TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF LIFE AT SEA.

By Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. (1815-1882).

Harper & Brothers, New-York: 1842., 1842. pp. 483, (1)[Publisher's list]. Inked ownership of Benarah on title page. Badly damp stained and foxed. 12mo. Original full publisher's cloth binding. Spine gold lettered and decorated. Front joint cracked. Extremities worn. Hardbound. The Family Library No. 106. Very early reprint of the first edition of 1840. One of the earliest faithful accounts of California. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! NAVAL/1. Full Cloth. Hardcover.. Good.

$250.00

BILLY BUDD AND BENETO CERENO. With an introduction by Maxwell Geismar and paintings by Robert Shore.

By Melville, Herman.

Printed for the Members of the Limited Editions Club, New York: 1965., 1965. pp. xv, 176. Illustrated with casein paintings by Robert Shore, printed by Holyoke Lithograph Company; designed by Eugene Ettenberg; printed by A. Colish; set in monotype Bell; white Mohawk antique paper. Inked ownership of Jefford F. Oller on front fly leaf. 7 1/1 x 10 7/8 inches. Bound by Russell-Rutter Company in full white sailcloth with spine hubs, stamped in black leaf. Original slip case, white sailcloth and green paper sides and spine title label. Bottom edge slightly soiled. Fifteen hundred copies have been made, of which this is copy number 420 and it is signed by the illustrator, Robert Shore (b. 1924). Fine. Fine Books from the Limited Editions Club make great gifts. SHELF W89. Signed by Illustrator(s). Full Cloth. Hardcover.. Fine.

$75.00

LETTERS AND PAPERS RELATING TO THE CRUISES OF GUSTAVUS CONYNGHAM, A CAPTAIN OF THE CONTINENTAL NAVY, 1777-1779.

By (Neeser, Robert Wilden).

Kennikat Press, Port Washington, New York: 1970., 1970. pp. (liii), 240 + Illustrations. 8vo. Original gray cloth. Reprint of the 1915 edition. PA 5. Hardcover. Very Good.

$24.00

HENRY HUDSON'S VOYAGES, from Purchas His Pilgrimes.

By Purchas, Samuel.

Great Americana Series, Readex Microprint, New York: 1966., 1966. Facsimile of the rare original account, first published in 1625. Tall thin 8vo. Original leather grained cloth binding. Fine condition. These facsimiles are the most affordable way to study, own, and enjoy such rare Americana. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! NW29. Hardcover. Fine.

$22.00

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