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Fans of lakes and oceans will definitely enjoy Biblio's collection of antique and rare maritime books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From books and reports on the demise of the doomed Titanic cruise to books on maritime and navel architecture, there are plenty of rare maritime books to entertain those who are passionate about travelling through water. Some of the rare maritime books in the Biblio Rare Book Room focus on specific voyages and trips, and other books focus on detailed accounts of ship maintenance.



The Journal of Commerce Report of the "Titanic " Inquiry. by The Journal of Commerce ( Special Articles By Abell, W. S. And Ginsburg, Benedict W

London and Liverpool: The Journal of Commerce, 1912. Somewhat worn copy, bound into burgundy boards with worn extremities. This is the first one volume edition of the reports that were published serially in the Journal of Commerce, at the time. The origin...

From Renaissance Books

CA$1,100.00


CARSON OF VENUS by Edgar Rice Burroughs

[EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS]. CARSON OF VENUS. WWII U.S. NAVY MILITARY ASSOCIATION COPY. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, California, 1939. First Edition, First printing. Book Condition: Very Good+. Appears barely read, in original publisher's blue pebbled ...

From Astro Trader Books

$4,000.00


On the Stowage of Ships and Their Cargoes by Robert White Stevens

1863 Longmans third edition. 380 pages. Initially published by Longmans in the mid 1850's. Presumably an indispensable book to sea-going officers, it was continually reprinted, with the latest edition I found being the seventh (1894). The author was an...

From Harpo Speaks

$109.00


The Petroleum Handbook (1931, Shell Petroleum) by The Shell Petroleum Company Limited

RARE/SCARCE. 658 Pages, indexed. Used. Good Condition/No dust jacket if issued. Published by The Shell Petroleum Company Limited, London. Copyright 1931. Stated Third Printing Thus, 1948...

From Mary Riversong

$289.95


A Southern Cross Fairy Tale, by Kate McCosh Clark (1891 Estes & Lauriat 1st. Ed.) by Clark, Kate MCCosh

A Southern Cross Fairy Tale: EXTREMELY RARE IN NICE CONDITION. LARGE FORMAT. 8 3/4 X 11 1/8. FIRST EDITION. PUBLISHED BY ESTES AND LAURIAT OF BOSTON, 1891. BY KATE McCOSH CLARK. 56 pages. A story of how Little Hal and Cis spend their Christmas in New Zeal...

From Mary Riversong

$380.00


A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the Direction of Captain Edwards In the Years 1790, 1791, and 1792 by George Hamilton

Berwick: Printed by and for W Phorson; B. Law and Son, 1793 An extremely scarce 1st edition copy. Classed as 'fair' because it is lacking the frontispiece portrait and has been rebound in a more recent (?1960's) full leather binding. HMS Pando...

From E C Books

£2,000.00


A Night to Remember by Lord, Walter

New York: Henry Holt, 1955. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean midnight blue cloth boards with bright yellow cloth spine, dark blue lettering on spine. No fading, fraying...

From Old Scrolls Book Shop

$100.00


EVENTFUL HISTORY OF THE MUTINY AND PIRATICAL SEIZURE OF H.M.S. BOUNTY by BARROW, John

1831. [BARROW, Sir John] THE EVENTFUL HISTORY OF THE MUTINY AND PIRATICAL SEIZURE OF H.M.S. BOUNTY: ITS CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES. London: John Murray, 1831. xi + [1] + 356 pp. Small 8vo., 5 7/8 inches tall. Half contemporary dark red leather stamped in g...

From Boston Book Company

$275.00


Scientific American - 39 Issues, 1861 and 1862

This is a large, Civil War-era lot of 39 issues of "SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN" magazine ("A Journal of Practical Information in Art, Science, Mechanics, Agriculture, Chemistry, and Manufacturers) in very good condition. The issues date from 1861 to 1862 and fea...

From CraigsClassics

$720.00


The Bone People (Lousiana University Press 1st. Ed.) by Hulme, Keri

Hulme, Keri: The Bone People. Louisiana State University Press, A tale of New Zealand. Stated United States First Edition, 1985. WINNER OF THE PEGASUS PRIZE FOR LITERATURE AND THE BOOKER PRIZE. Used. Very Good/Very Good unclipped original dust jacket. Sum...

From Mary Riversong

$250.00


The Blackwall Frigates by Lubbock, Basil

Glasgow: James Brown & Son, 1922 First edition. xv, [1], 332pp. 63 photographic illustrations, 9 plates (3 flag plates in color). Appendix, index. Original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and front cover. A very fine copy. Excellent history of t...

From Argonaut Book Shop

$125.00


£400.00


Steel's Elements of Mastmaking, Sailmaking and Rigging by Gill, Claude S (arranger and author of the introduction)

Hardback. Good. W & G Foyle, London, 1932; 4to, pp xv, 300, frontispiece and with 58 plates interspersed with the text and many of them folding; included in the text count are over 50 full page tables, mainly of quantities and dimensions for rigging...

From Chesil Books

£120.00


A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Arranged in Systematic Order. (18 volumes complete.) by Robert Kerr (1757-1813); W. Stevenson

Complete 18 volume set, half leather with original boards and modern matching spines. 1824. Overall condition is very good. Recent fine binding using original boards. Old blanks are gone, this has new blanks. Only interior markings are pencilled numbers o...

From Ironwood Hills Books

$3,000.00


The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences by John Barrow

London: John Murray, 1839 3rd edition, (1st published 8 years earlier in 1831), in contemporary full leather binding with 6 black and white plates. Classed as poor because the boards are adrift, there are loose preliminaries (at one point one was attached...

From E C Books

£100.00


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