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cover of GALLIONS REACH

GALLIONS REACH

by H.M Tomlinson

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Published
1955
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Between 1947 and 1968, the English publisher Rupert Hart-Davis published The Mariner's Library. The library is 47 'salt-water' books, all related to sailing, adventure and exploration. Most are true stories. I have 20 left, which I have posted individually. You can find them all in my store, under Books, then 'Maritime, Boats, Ships.'… Read more
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cover of A VIKING VOYAGE

A VIKING VOYAGE

by Hodding Carter

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Published
2000
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780345420039
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This is a stated first edition of A Viking Voyage: In Which an Unlikely Crew of Adventurers Attempts an Epic Journey to the New World. It was written by the American journalist Hodding Carter and published in 2000. This book has not been read, or even opened. It is in mint condition. From the publisher:Fascinated since childhood with Leif Eriksson's triumphant sailing … Read more
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cover of SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

by Lincoln Paine

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Published
1997
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780395715567
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$41.01

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This is a pristine copy of Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia, written by the American maritime historian Lincoln Paine and published in 1997. Its original (dated) price tag is on the back. It is a comprehensive and very readable encyclopedia covering over 1000 of the world's best-known and most significant vessels. Each ship is… Read more
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cover of THE MERCHANT SCHOONERS

THE MERCHANT SCHOONERS

by Basil Greenhill

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Published
1988
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Very Good+
Edition
First US
ISBN
9780870214271
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This is The Merchant Schooners, an excellent book written by the former director of Britain's National Maritime Museum Basil Greenhill (1920-2003). It was published in two volumes in 1951. In 1988, the Naval Institute Press published it in the US, condensed into one volume. It is the story of the small fore- and aft-rigged merchant sailing… Read more
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cover of 25 CENTURIES OF SEA WARFARE

25 CENTURIES OF SEA WARFARE

by Jacques Mordal

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Published
1970
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Near Fine
Edition
First UK
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This is a Twenty-Five Centuries of Sea Warfare, written by the former French Navy officer Jacques Mordal and first published in 1959. It was translated into English in 1965, then re-printed in the UK in 1970. This is one of those copies. From the publisher: "Twenty-Five Centuries of Sea Warfare" includes 45 maps, 54 line-diagrams, and 16 pages… Read more
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cover of 25 CENTURIES OF SEA WARFARE

25 CENTURIES OF SEA WARFARE

by Jacques Mordal

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Published
1970
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This is a Twenty-Five Centuries of Sea Warfare, written by the former French Navy officer Jacques Mordal and first published in1959. It was translated into English in 1965, then re-printed in the UK in 1970. This is one of those copies. It is 419 pages, packed with maps, drawings, illustrations and photos. I attach… Read more
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cover of KIALOA US-1 - DARE TO WIN

KIALOA US-1 - DARE TO WIN

by JIM KILROY

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Published
2012
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
1397809830622
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$63.38

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This is a signed first edition of Kialoa US-1, Dare to Win, the autobiography of American yachtsman Jim Kilroy (1922-2016) who pioneered maxi-yacht racing. From the '50s to the '80s, Kilroy's ocean racing yachts, all name Kialoa, amassed a record of victories that remains unrivalled in the highest levels of Grand Prix racing. This book is the behind… Read more
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cover of 'SOLO FLOAT' , 1988. ACRYLIC on CANVAS, FRAMED. NOT RE-PRINTED

'SOLO FLOAT' , 1988. ACRYLIC on CANVAS, FRAMED. NOT RE-PRINTED

by MICHAEL TICKNER

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Published
1988
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Fine
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This is 'Solo Float', by the British-Canadian artist Michael Ticker (b. London 1947-). His style is 'Contemporary Primitivism'. The subject is a fishing boat moored at a British Columbia marina, with forest and snow-covered mountains in the background. It was painted in 1988. It is one of a kind and was never reproduced. I bought it at his exhibition, at Vancouver's Horizons West… Read more
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cover of THE MACMILLAN BOOK OF BOATING

THE MACMILLAN BOOK OF BOATING

by William N. Wallace (BILL WALLACE)

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Published
1973
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This is the 1973 printing of The Macmillan Book of Boating, a history of boating/sailing in North America written by William N. Wallace, better known as the the New York Times sports writer Bill Wallace. It was first published in 1964. A photo of the contents is attached. 249 pages, including lots of photos, in color and black and white. This… Read more
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cover of DINING ON DECK

DINING ON DECK

by LINDA VAIL

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Published
1986
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Fine
ISBN
9780913589212
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This is an un-read copy of Dining On Deck: Fine Foods for Sailing & Boating, by the Canadian restaurateur and sailor Linda Vail.It was published in 1986. Soft cover, illustrated. It is laid out in 90 menus, and includes 220 easy recipes for all kinds of on-board occasions. It also has lots of tips on provisioning, planning, packaging… Read more
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cover of THE GOOD COMPANY: HISTORY OF THE UNION STEAMSHIPS.

THE GOOD COMPANY: HISTORY OF THE UNION STEAMSHIPS.

by Tom Henry

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Published
1994
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781550171112
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This is a first edition of The Good Company: An Affectionate History of the Union Steamships, written by the Canadian journalist Tom Henry and published in 1994. It is the fascinating story of the legendary Union Steamship Company, which operated up and down the coast of British Columbia between 1890 and 1955. It is a high-quality book which… Read more
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cover of Combat Fleets of the World 1984/85

Combat Fleets of the World 1984/85

by Jean Labayle Couhat, A.D. Baker III

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Published
1984
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Very Good+
Edition
Fifth
ISBN
9780870211362
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This is Combat Fleets of the World, Their Their Ships, Aircraft, and Armament, published by the United States Naval Institute Press. It is current for 1984 and 1985. It is the naval inventory of every country in the world. It includes planes, missiles, and every type of combat ship, including fishing boats that serve as protection ships (Ireland), water lighters and… Read more
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cover of EPIC SEA BATTLES 1798-1944

EPIC SEA BATTLES 1798-1944

by WILLIAM KOENIG

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Published
1975
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780706404456
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This is a first edition (UK/original) of Epic Sea Battles, published in 1975. It was written by the British naval historian William J. Koenig and contains hundreds of photographs, drawings and maps. In discusses 12 battles, beginning with the Battle of the Nile in 1798 and finishing with the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944 (see… Read more
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cover of WORKING THE TIDES: CANADA's WEST COAST FISHERY

WORKING THE TIDES: CANADA's WEST COAST FISHERY

by Peter A. Robson

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Published
1996
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Edition
First
ISBN
9781550171532
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This is a first edition of Working the Tides: A Portrait of Canada's West Coast Fishery, published in 1996. It is a series of mini-biographies and stories of vessels and events, all illustrated with lots of photos and maps. It covers fishing in British Columbia, including its rivers. This copy has not been read, but there is a… Read more
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cover of STILL FISHIN', THE BC FISHING INDUSTRY REVISITED

STILL FISHIN', THE BC FISHING INDUSTRY REVISITED

by ALAN HAIG-BROWN

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Published
2010
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Edition
First
ISBN
9781550174670
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This is a trade paperback copy of Still Fishin', The BC Fishing Industry Revisited, by the Canadian writer and photographer Alan Haig-Brown, who has covered the industry for decades. It's an update on the industry, in which he talks about specific boats and people who are still working under increasingly difficult conditions. See contents photos. 264 pages,… Read more
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cover of WOODEN SHIP: THE ART, HISTORY & REVIVAL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING

WOODEN SHIP: THE ART, HISTORY & REVIVAL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING

by Peter H. Spectre, David Larkin

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Published
1991
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780395566923
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This is an unread copy of Wooden Ship: The Art, History and Revival of Wooden Boatbuilding, written by the American maritime expert Peter Spectre and the designer/editor David Larkin. It covers simple craft to schooners to motor boats (see contents photo) and is packed with gorgeous photographs and illustrations. It is a big heavy book--9 1/2" x… Read more
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cover of WOODEN BOAT NUMBERS 19-24, 1977-1978, BOUND

WOODEN BOAT NUMBERS 19-24, 1977-1978, BOUND

by Wooden Boat Magazine

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Published
1983
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Very Good+
Edition
First
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This is six issues of Wooden Boat Magazine which someone had professionally bound in 1983. They went to some expense; it's perfectly done. It is the following issues: No. 19, Nov/Dec 1977, 118 pages No. 20, Jan/Feb 1978, 126 pagesNo. 21, Mar/Apr 1978, 118 pagesNo. 22, May/Jn 1978, 118 pages No. 23, Jly/Aug 1978, 118 pagesNo. 24, Sept/Oct 1978, 118 pages The contents of each… Read more
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cover of THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS

THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS

by Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins

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Published
2007
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Very Good+
Edition
First American
ISBN
9780670038640
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This is a stated First American edition of The War for All the Oceans, From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo, written by the British historians and archaeologists Roy and Lesley Adkins and published in 2007. It is an account of the naval war that lasted from Napoleon's seizure of power in 1798 to the War of 1812 with… Read more
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cover of MAN-OF-WAR

MAN-OF-WAR

by Donald MacIntyre, Basil W Bathe

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Published
1968
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Fine
Edition
First
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This is a first edition of Man-of-War, a History of the Combat Vessel, published in 1968. It is richly illustrated, and discusses how these ships made, and formed, history. It is the first to chronicle the epic of the fighting ship--"a thing of beauty and grace"--from ancient Egypt, when Rameses III was repulsing The Sea People, to the naval operations… Read more
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cover of FROM THE WHEELHOUSE

FROM THE WHEELHOUSE

by Doreen Armitage

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Published
2003
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781550172935
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This is a first edition of From the Wheelhouse, Tugboaters Tell Their Own Stories, by the Canadian author and historian Doreen Armitage. Its focus is the British Columbia coast. Save for two tiny dogears, this book is in mint condition. From the publisher:Towboats have been a part of British Columbia's history since 1836, when the Hudson's Bay Company's ungainly sidewheeler S.S.… Read more
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