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

Roving Commissions

Roving Commissions

by Garrett, Alasdair

hb, creased and word d/w, 286pp, illus.
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£7.50
The Pirates

The Pirates

by Ellms, Charles

hb, d/w, 291pp.
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£4.00
Salt in the Blood

Salt in the Blood

by Miller, James

pb, 250pp, illus.
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£7.00
Colonial Ships and Sailors

Colonial Ships and Sailors

by Ralph Delahaye Paine

Society of Colonial Wars, New York, 1926. First Edition. Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Publication No. 36 of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York. The 20th century has all but forgotten the era when Yankee topsails, like flying clouds, flecked every ocean, when tall spars forested every harbor from Portland to Charleston, and when the American spirit of adventurous enterprise and rivalry was in its finest flower on the decks of our merchant... Read more
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£8.00
The Sea Serpent Journal  Hugh McCulloch Gregory's Voyage around the World in a Clipper Ship 1854 - 55

The Sea Serpent Journal Hugh McCulloch Gregory's Voyage around the World in a Clipper Ship 1854 - 55

by GREGORY, Hugh McCulloch (Robert H. Burgess, ed.)

Charlottesville: The Mariners Museum and the University Press of Virginia, (1975) . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo. Pp. xvii; 142. Edited by Robert H. Burgess. With 25 b&w reproductions. Glossary. Fold-out rendering of the shipĂ­s sails. Endpaper maps. Blue cloth with gilt lettering stamped on spine. An engaging first-person account of the China trade, involving San Francisco, Shanghai and intrigue and daring-do,well edited and with complementary information that give richness to Gregory's... Read more
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$25.00
Piracy in the Levant, 1827-8 Selected from the papers of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, K. C. B.

Piracy in the Levant, 1827-8 Selected from the papers of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, K. C. B.

by Codrington, Edward, Admiral Sir. Edited by Lieutenant-Commander C. G. Pitcairn Jones

(London): Navy Records Society, 1934. First Thus . Hardcover. Very Good. Folding chart at rear.. Large 8vo. Pp. 332. With folding chart at rear. Index. Blue cloth spine with white buckram-covered boards, gilt device to cover, gilt lettering to spine. Vol. 72 in the series. Bookplate. Slight wear to extremities, spine a bit faded. VG. The use of piracy by inhabitants of the barren Aegean islands -- Crete mostly -- had long been an economic viability. Once British trade became burdened, however, the... Read more
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$125.00
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
Sailor's Word Book

Sailor's Word Book

by Smyth, W H

hb, d/w, 744pp.
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£12.00
The Voyage of the Cap Pilar

The Voyage of the Cap Pilar

by Seligman, Adrian

hb, torn d/w, 320pp.
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£7.50
Australia's Maritime Bridge into Asia

Australia's Maritime Bridge into Asia

by Bateman, Sam and Sherwood, Dick

Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 1995. Octavo Size. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket (now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve). Previous owner's bookplate to preliminary pages. Black & white illustrations. 247 pages Examines the potential for Australia to participate in the maritime developments in the Asia-Pacific region. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$14.00
Man O' War The Fighting Ship in History

Man O' War The Fighting Ship in History

by Hough, Richard

London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1979. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 239 pages A fascinating examination of fifteen of the mist significant and interesting men o' war - from Lord Howard of Effingham's Ark Royal to the American battleship New Jersey. . 1st UK Edition. Hardback.
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AU$13.00
The Voyage of the Challenger

The Voyage of the Challenger

by Linklater, Eric

Garden City, New York: Doubleday. 1972. 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. Colour and black & white illustrations. 288pages. . 1st thus. Hardback.
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AU$20.00
Wooden Ships and Iron Men: Volume III; The U. S. Navy's Coastal and Inshore Minesweepers, and the Minecraft That Served in Vietnam, 1953-1976

Wooden Ships and Iron Men: Volume III; The U. S. Navy's Coastal and Inshore Minesweepers, and the Minecraft That Served in Vietnam, 1953-1976

by Bruhn, Cdr. David D., USN

Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2011. 343 pp. with Index and Notes. B&W photos. Binding tight, text clean.. First Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$30.00
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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$22.00
List of Lights and Fog Signals on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States

List of Lights and Fog Signals on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States

Washington U.S.A.: Government printing Office, 1902. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo format - 11" tall. The definitive reference to all lighthouses, lights and fog signals on the Eastern seaboard of the United States, corrected to June 30 1902. The essential guide book for all mariners. Very good in contemporary blue cloth complete with plates of many light-stations and light vessels at rear together with a folding map of the districts in which the lights are sited. Please note that this is a... Read more
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£80.00
A Hundred Years of the Manchester Ship Canal

A Hundred Years of the Manchester Ship Canal

by Gray, Ted

pb, 130pp, many illus. In VERY GOOD+ condition - no marks or stamps; minor shelf wear.
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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,... Read more
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$15.00
The Hawke Papers  A Selection 1743 - 1771

The Hawke Papers A Selection 1743 - 1771

by MacKAY, Ruddock F. (editor)

(Greenwich): Scolar Press for the Navy Records Society, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. Pp. xix; 521. Frontis. portrait of Sir Edward Hawke. Illustrated with several maps. Index. Full blue buckram with gilt medallion stamped on front cover. gilt lettering stamped on spine. A solid copy with no detracting qualities. A volume in the vital series published by the Navy Records Society, providing insight to specific periods of maritime history, and proving great value to researchers and... Read more
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$40.00
Prisoners of the Tsar

Prisoners of the Tsar

by Barker, Rosalin

pb, 66pp, illus.
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£5.00
The Fateful Voyage of the St. Jean Baptiste

The Fateful Voyage of the St. Jean Baptiste

by DUNMORE, John

Christchurch: Pegasus Press, (1969). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine . 8vo. Pp. 128. Eight plates including two maps. Endpaper maps. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Dust jacket slightly rubbed. A handsome copy of a well researched book. Of the original muster of 173 sailors on the St. Jean Baptiste, 66 reached France. Twenty-eight deserted. Seventy-nine died. While the crew suffered, 70 miles away sailed Captain Cook and the Endeavour, his crew fed and scurvy-free; but for a storm,... Read more
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$35.00
Saved from the Sea

Saved from the Sea

by Malster, Robert

hb, d/w, 296pp, illus.
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£7.00
The Diary of John Holt (Research in Maritime History No 5)

The Diary of John Holt (Research in Maritime History No 5)

by Holt, John; Davies, Peter N

pb, 205pp. Shelf worn.
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£15.00
The Return of the "Cutty Sark"

The Return of the "Cutty Sark"

by Fox Smith, C

pb, 56pp, illus. Facsimile of 1924 edition.
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£5.00
Ships of Peace

Ships of Peace

by Parkhurst, P G

hb, torn d/w, 419pp. Vol 1 only.
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£15.00
Ben Lexcen. The Man, The Keel and The Cup

Ben Lexcen. The Man, The Keel and The Cup

by Stannard, Bruce

London: Faber & Faber. 1984. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 149 pages. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$15.00