Maritime History

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Under the Black Flag

Under the Black Flag

by David Cordingly

"This is the most authoritative and highly literate account of these pernicious people that I have ever read." -- Patrick O'BrianPirates are so much a part of legend that it is easy to forget they actually existed. UNDER THE BLACK FLAG tells their story in a rollicking account of the golden age of piracy that is packed with history, anecdote, and above all adventure. Here are the true stories of such bloodthirsty legends as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, Anne Bonny, and the fearsome Mary Read. And here are... Read more
Lusitania

Lusitania

by Colin Simpson

This People's Navy

This People's Navy

by Kenneth J Hagan

Men Ships & the Sea

Men Ships & the Sea

by Alan Villiers

Demon Of the Waters

Demon Of the Waters

by Gregory Gibson

Maritime History Books & Ephemera

The Empress Of China

The Empress Of China

by Smith, Philip Chadwick Foster

"The Empress of China was the first vessel belonging to the United States of America to initiate trade with the Chinese. Largely financed by Philadelphia merchants, but unable to sail from there due to the freezing of the Delaware River, she departed New York Harbor for Canton on February 22, 1784 and returned in mid-May 1785 with a full lading of teas, silk, porcelain, and other exotic Oriental goods. Although historians have often repeated the general story of the Empress of China's trailblazing... Read more
Mutiny On the Globe

Mutiny On the Globe

by Hoyt, Edwin P

The Caliban Shore

The Caliban Shore

by Taylor, Stephen

Britain\'s Maritime Heritage

Britain's Maritime Heritage

by Simper, Robert

Lloyd's Calendar 1956

Lloyd's Calendar 1956

hb, no d/w, 738pp. Many illustrated period advertisements.
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£10.00
History from the Sea: Shipwrecks and Archaeology From Homer's Odyssey to the Titanic.

History from the Sea: Shipwrecks and Archaeology From Homer's Odyssey to the Titanic.

by Throckmorton, Peter [Editor]

Sydney: RD Press. 1987. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. Colour and black & white illustrations. Bookplate to Front Pastedown. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 240 pages. Tells the story of the marine archaeologists' discoveries at key shipwreck sites from the Bronze Age to the 20th century with the text conveying a mixture of physical and intellectual adventure. The book... Read more
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AU$22.00
Norddeutscher Lloyd, S.S. Bremen Breakfast, Fruhstuck Menu for Monday, August 9th, 1937

Norddeutscher Lloyd, S.S. Bremen Breakfast, Fruhstuck Menu for Monday, August 9th, 1937

by No author given

No Place: Norddeutscher Lloyd, Publisher, 1937. Unbound. Good. Single sheet on card stock. Tall rectangular format printed on a single side only. Gilt borders and center dividing lines. Three illustrations of donkeys across the top. Text in German and English. A breakfast menu to be served aboard the S.S. Bremen on August 9th, 1937. The S.S. Bremen was built in 1928 and noted for its advanced designs. It was used as a barracks ship by Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II, before being burned... Read more
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$16.00
The Great Whale to Snare

The Great Whale to Snare

by Adamson, Peter

pb, 33pp, illus.
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£4.00
What You Should Know about Submarine Warfare

What You Should Know about Submarine Warfare

by Woodbury, David O

New York: W.W. Norton, 1942. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. Blue cloth. No jacket. Originally published under the title 'What the Citizen Should Know about Submarine Warfare.' 231 pp. A few black and white illustrations throughout. A history of submarine warfare from the beginning of World War I to submarine warfare in World War II, discussing the German U-Boat challenge from 1914 to 1917, the Allied answer to the U-Boat, the submarine's crew and its duties, the US Submarine School at New London, the Battle... Read more
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$16.00
Lloyd's Calendar 1969

Lloyd's Calendar 1969

hb, no d/w, 626pp.
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£10.00
Murder, Mayhem, Fire, & Storm: Australian Shipwrecks.

Murder, Mayhem, Fire, & Storm: Australian Shipwrecks.

by Jeffreys, Max

United Kingdom: New Holland Books, 1999. Book. Good. Soft cover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ix, 262 pages, b/w illustrations, maps, ex-library copy but no markings on covers..
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$12.00
The Clipper Ship Era.  An epitome of famous American and British clipper ships, their owners, builders, commanders, and crews 1843-1869.

The Clipper Ship Era. An epitome of famous American and British clipper ships, their owners, builders, commanders, and crews 1843-1869.

by Clark, Arthur H

Riverside, Conn: 7 C's Press Inc. No Date1970. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ is mildly age-toned with chipping to spine ends and corners. Illustrated with black and white plates and drawings. Colour frontispiece. 404 pages. Includes two chapters on Australian clipper ships and Australian voyages. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 2nd Edition Revised. Hardback.
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AU$38.00
SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS

SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS

by Howarth, David

London: William Collins. 1974. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners. Maps to endpapers. 382 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$18.00
The Ingenious Mr Bell

The Ingenious Mr Bell

by Osborne, Brian D

pb, 251pp.
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£4.00
A Million Miles at Sea

A Million Miles at Sea

by McCulloch, John Herries

hb, d/w, 255pp, plates. No d/w; corners bumped and spine damaged; ownership inscription.
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£5.00
Official Guide for Shippers and Travellers to the Principal Ports of the World (1931-1932)

Official Guide for Shippers and Travellers to the Principal Ports of the World (1931-1932)

by Kline, M. Franklin (editor)

Osaka: Osaka Shosen Kaisha, 1931. Quarto. 724 pages. Many b/w illustrations and full-colour maps. Many interesting advertisements with spot colour. Thumb index. Original pictorial embossed and decorated blue cloth with gilt titling on the spine. Coloured titling on upper board. Top and bottom edges gilt. Blue art paper endpapers. Very minor insect hole on front free endpaper. A beautiful copy. OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This is a very heavy book (about 3.7kgs) so please ask us for an exact price for... Read more
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AU$350.00
A Treatise on Naval Architecture

A Treatise on Naval Architecture

by Hutchinson, William

hb, d/w, 304pp, plates. Facsimile of the 4th Edition of 1794. Ex-library copy; hinges weak.
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£10.00
12 Cruise Ship Menus from various ships and Dates

12 Cruise Ship Menus from various ships and Dates

by No Author Given

No Place: No Publisher. Wraps. Very Good. Lot of 12 Cruise Ship Menus from various ships and dates. All with color illustrated covers. Sizes vary. Most a single sheet, folded into four pages, with one being a single sheet, printed on one side only. All in about VERY GOOD or better condition, with minor fading, soiling and a few creases. This includes a menu from the MS Astor on a transatlantic cruise from October 29, 1982; R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth dinner from June 25, 1947 (minor soiling with a crease at... Read more
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$26.00
On Sailing the Sea

On Sailing the Sea

by Belloc, Hilaire; Roughhead, W N

hb, d/w, 269pp, plates. Small tears to d/w.
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£25.00
HISTORIC SHIPS OF THE WORLD

HISTORIC SHIPS OF THE WORLD

by Heine, William C

Adelaide: Rigby. 1977. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. DJ spine a touch faded. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs and Plates. 156 pages . 1st Edition (Australia). Hardback.
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AU$15.00
British Shipping (English Institutions)

British Shipping (English Institutions)

by Thornton, R H

hb, no d/w, 304pp, plates. Ownership inscription.
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£4.00
Business in Great Waters - The U-Boat Wars 1916 - 1945

Business in Great Waters - The U-Boat Wars 1916 - 1945

by Terraine, John

London: Wordsworth Editions. 1999. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Light reading creases to spine. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Maps. 841 pages . Reprint Edition. Softcover.
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AU$10.00
Disaster in the South Seas: The Wreck of the Brigantine Eliza and the Subsequent Adventures of Captain Corey.

Disaster in the South Seas: The Wreck of the Brigantine Eliza and the Subsequent Adventures of Captain Corey.

by Hedges, James B. & Jeannette D. Black

OFFPRINT. Sent under Captain Ebenezer Corey to trade in South America and the Pacific, the Eliza struck on a reef in the Fijis; Corey continued his reports to Brown & Ives; this account is based on papers in the John Carter Brown Library. Reprinted from The American Neptune XXIII. 4, October 1963, pages 233-254, 2 plates; stapled without wraps; spine edge sunned; VG. Stock#0fc0171.
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$12.50
Tugboats on the Piscataqua: A Brief History of Towing on One of America's Toughest Rivers

Tugboats on the Piscataqua: A Brief History of Towing on One of America's Toughest Rivers

by Openo, Woodard D

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A.: Portsmouth Marine Society, 1992. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. Red cloth in unclipped jacket. ISBN: 0915819171. 168 pages including black and white photos throughout. A history of tugboats and towing on the Piscataqua River running along the border of Maine and New Hampshire, a river with one of the fastest currents in America. VERY GOOD+ condition with light scuffing to the jacket. Very minor fading to the book. Interior clean and solid.
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$23.00
The Great Days of Piracy

The Great Days of Piracy

by Woodbury, George

hb, no d/w, 232pp.
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£7.50
Greene Line Steamers Inc, Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

Greene Line Steamers Inc, Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

by Simcox, Betty Blake

No Place: No Publisher. Wraps. Good. No publisher, place or date. Illustrated wraps. Unpaginated. Black and white photos throughout. A brief history of the Greene Line Steamers company, that operated steamboats along the Ohio River from the 1890s on, departing out of Cincinnati, Ohio. With illustrations of various steamboats, steamboat captains, etc. GOOD condition. Minor general toning and soiling. Crease and curl to the upper front corner.
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$16.00
Australian Steamships Past and Present

Australian Steamships Past and Present

by Gregory, Dickson

London: The Richards Press, 1928. 260pp. Quarto. Six coloured plates (from paintings by the author) and 276 b/w illusts. Appendix and index. Top edge gilt. Original blue cloth with gilt titling on the spine and gilt titling and gilt steamship decoration on upper board. Spine very slightly sunned. Rare. *"In 1831 the Sophia Jane, 256 gross tonnage and 50h.p., created great excitement as the first steamship to enter Sydney Harbour. From this it is a far cry to the present epoch of great floating... Read more
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AU$330.00
Ships and Ways of Other Days

Ships and Ways of Other Days

by Chatterton, E. Keble

London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1924. Cloth. Good. Dark blue cloth with small color illustrated pastedown on the front cover. 308 pp. Black and white illustrations throughout, with a section of fold out illustrations of ship schematics in the rear. A survey and history of ships, boats and sailing from ancient times to the 19th century, discussing ship styles, sailing tactics, etc., as well as innovations in design and other aspects of ship building. This includes ancient Rome, Viking ships, seamanship... Read more
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$18.00
Richardsons of Napier (N. Z. shipping monographs)

Richardsons of Napier (N. Z. shipping monographs)

by McLean, Gavin

Wellington: New Zealand Ship & Marine Society, 1989. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. many b/w illustrations. .
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$30.00