Hardcover. Portsmouth, P.M.S./Peter E. Randall, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 304 pages. Full color and black & white illustrations. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, 1922, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 203 pages. Tan and black cover with illustration. Some fraying on edges and spine. Faint smudges on spine. Pages untrimmed. Inside crisp, clean and contains b&w illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, 1922, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 203 pages. Tan and black cover with illustration. Some fraying on edges and spine. Title on spine label slightly chipped away. Small stain on back cover. Pages untrimmed. Some foxing Inside, but otherwise crisp, clean and contains b&w illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. Salem, MA, Marine Research Society, 1st, 1930, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 399 pages. B&W portraits of sea captains and ships throughout. Tissue-covered frontispiece. Top edge colored blue. Green pictorial dust jacket with taping and edgewear. Blue boards with gilt title to spine and stain to front cover. Otherwise, a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Amsterdam, Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, reprint, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 77 pages, red cloth binding with blue and gilt stamping. A facsimile reprint of the London 1613 printing. Tight, clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, E.P. Dutton, 1st, 1940, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 383 pages, red cloth covers with black lettering. Dust jacket with edgewear, chipping. Scarce novel about the War of 1812.
Hardcover. Bennington, VT, Vermont Historical Society, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 70 pages. Hardcover with slipcase. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to slipcase edges. One of a limited edition of 250 copies. Blue cloth covers with titles and decoration in silver. Features black & white illustrations, maps, including 3 fold out maps.
Hardcover. Antwerp, Mercatorfonds, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, First Edition English text. Historiography of maritime Bruges. Beautifully illustrated in color and black & white. 355 pages including index. Oversize and heavy.
Hardcover. New York, Scribner, First Edition, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 401 pages. Hardcover with related ephemera laid in. Ivory & navy cloth covers with gilt titles to spine. 8 full page, full color illustrations. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Bright, crisp dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. London, Editions Gallimard, 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. First French Edition. 14.25" x 10.5". French language throughout. Foreword by H.R.H. Duke of Edinburgh. Presented by Christian Fevrier. A collection of superb photographs from the archives of the well known photographers Beken of Clowes covering the hundred years from 1880 to 1980. All related to sailing, yachting, boats and printed in sepia duo-tone process with some as fold out spreads. Photographic index and captioned section at rear. Full bound maroon cloth with gold blocking to spine. Unclipped dust wrapper.
London, Jonathan Cape Ltd., 2nd pr., 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Foreward written by Eric Linklater. Previous owner's inscription on rear dust jacket flap. Dust jacket with light edgewear, small tears. A womans view of life at sea in various trading ships, with recollections and information gleaned from her father's log-books. She travelled with her father and recalls in graphic detail, the voyage, the crew and the ports they visited.
Hardcover. Minneapolis, MN, Voyageur Press, Reprint, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 192 pages. Softcover. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Chris-Craft is without doubt the most prestigious name in the history of American boatbuilders. This beautifully illustrated history of the Michigan-based company and its most significant powerboats begins in 1922, when the mercurial Christopher Columbus Smith and his three sons formed Chris Smith & Sons Boat Company. Modern color photography depicting restored and factory-original runabouts and cruisers details the evolution of Chris-Craft boats from the early hand-built years through the move to fiberglass hulls.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt Brace and Co., 1st, 1940, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 323 pages, light blue cloth with black lettering. illustrated in b&w by Frank Beaudouin. Clean and tight.
Hardcover. NY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR on title page. Clean, tight hardcover. In the summer of 1851, the clipper Flying Cloud made the journey from New York City to San Francisco in a record-breaking 89 days and 21 hours despite several setbacks and dangers along the way. Much of the credit for that voyage goes to Ellen Prentiss Creesy, the ship's navigator. Based on the true story of that voyage, this book expertly describes Prentiss's early life, her love for the sea and the science of navigation, her marriage to Captain Perkins Creesy, and their remarkable accomplishment. Readers will find this fictionalized account gripping and inspiring. McCully's excellent watercolor illustrations include a number of period details and add a sense of movement and drama to the already exciting text. An author's note gives the factual background for the story, and a brief glossary serves to familiarize readers with nautical terms.
Hardcover. Mystic CT, Mystic Seaport Museum , 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 156 pages. Hardcover. Extensive b&w photographs throughout. Illustrated frontispiece. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. 117 photographs are grouped by chapter, depicting T Wharf and its successor the South Boston Fish Pier; schooner construction at Essex, Massachusetts; outfitting for voyages; departures and arrivals; discharging dish; the passing of the fishing schooner; the emerging steam trawler fleet; and the Italian boat fishermen. Published here for the first times, these photographs are now in the collection of Mystic Seaport Museum.
Hardcover. Nantucket, Mill Hill Press, 2nd Printing, 1991 , Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 291 pages. Hardcover. Navy cloth boards with gilt whale decoration to cover, gilt titles to spine. Profusely illustrated in black & white including sketches by the author, early photographs, facsimile engravings. Dust jacket with faint toning top edge. Clean & unmarked copy.
Hardcover. London, George Routledge & Sons, 3rd pr., 1924, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark blue cloth with gilt design on spine, 480 pages. Ten b&w illustrations including frontispiece. Previous owner's signature on front flyleaf. Binding slightly cocked. Some marking to edges. Rubbing and light edgewear to cover. Else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, The Macmillan Company, reprint, 1958, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark blue cloth, 179 pagees, with illustrations by Mudge-Marriatt. Minor corner and spine edge wear, otherwise, in very good condition. The "extraordinary seaman" was Captain Lord Cochrane, tenth Earl of Dondonald; the author of this book was an M.P., and contributor of the Parliamentary Report to the weekly New Statesman. "Captain Cochrane went to sea in the Royal Navy's greatest period. He became one of the finest sea fighters Britain has ever known. His scientific ingenuity and imaginative genius made him a pioneer of combat methods which were only fully developed nearly one hundred and fifty years later in the second world war."
Hardcover. New York , Doubleday, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, illustratrd glazed boards, no dust jacket. Color illustrations by Spier. Clean copy.In 1687, young Sietze Hemmes helps rescue a vessel foundering off the Dutch coast, and three hundred years later, another Sietze Hemmes takes part in a similar rescue, in parallel stories that explore the themes of heroism and selflessness.
Hardcover. New York, Norton, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 224 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Discusses the history and technology of the Erie Canal, examines some of the famous and infamous people involved with its construction, describes how other canals were built as a result of its success, and discusses how "Great Western" opened up the west.
Hardcover. Camden, International Marine Publishing Company, First Edition, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 194 pages. Ivory cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Coffee-table sized volume, profusely illustrated in black & white. Full color dust jacket with light toning, price clipped, & light wear to edges. Clean & unmarked.
Hardcover. International Marine Publishing , 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 269 pages. From the dust jacket: "John Leather's definitive study of the gaff rig is twofold: the practical aspects of the rig and the history of gaff rigged craft. John Leather's story of gaff rig is exciting and romantic; featuring such delightful anomalies as a yard building a smuggling cutter alongside a Naval cutter and captains fishing in winter and skippering the great many racing yachts of the late-19th century during summer. The superlative drawings complement the lucid text and the forty photographs represent a unique historical collection". Clean.
Hardcover. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1st, 1923, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 430 pages, with illustrations throughout. Gilt titles and decorated cover on blue cloth. Minor corner and spine edge wear, cracked binding at front and rear end paper. Yellowing on pages 104 and 105, otherwise, clean and tight overall. A book about the sea battles of the War of 1812 by a noted Canadian naval historian.
Hardcover. NY, Harcourt Brace Janovich, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Color illustrations by David Gentleman. Dust jacket shows some minor wear, chunk gone from top of spine, rear panel.
Hardcover. New York , D. Appleton and Company, 1st, 1899, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 519 pages. Blue cloth with gilded lettering. Top edge gilt. Minor bump on edges and spine. Previous owner inscription on front fly leaf. Many b&w illustrations by various artists. Nice, clean interior.
Hardcover. New York, G. P. Putnam & Co, 1st, 1853, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, Three volumes in one. 267, 248, and 100 pages respectively. B&w frontispiece with tissue guard. Heavy spotting to endpapers, title page, and spotting throughout. Previous owner's signature and stamp on front flyleaf, bookplate on front endpaper. Front hinge cracked. Markings on top edge. Damp stains, wear, rubbing, and soiling to cover.
Hardcover. New York, Leypoldt & Holt, 1867, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 241 pages. Autobiography of a French protestant condemned to the galleys of France for the sake of his religion. Two title pages, the first in English, the second title page in French dated at Amsterdam 1757. This book was first translated from French to English, London 1758, by Oliver Goldsmith, under the pseudonym John Willington. Goldsmith was author of The Vicar of Wakefield, The Deserted Village, and many other great works of literature. Pages are damp wrinkled. Light foxing to text block edges. Brown endpapers. Previous owner's name penciled on front flyleaf. 12mo. Brown cloth with gilt title and ornament inside gilt frame on front cover. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Corners are lightly rubbed and bumped. Wear to top and bottom of spine.
Hardcover. Indianapolis IN, Bobbs Merrill, 1st, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. 191 pages. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Black & white illustrations by Gerald McCann. Edgewear, corners rubbed. Dust jacket with edgewear, chipping, closed tear to front cover. Clear plastic protective cover.
Hardcover. New Haven, Conn, Yale University Press, 1st, 1926, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth, 139 pages. Gilt title on spine. Slight corner and edge wear, previous owner's signature on front end paper. Otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1st, 1941, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth covers with paper label on front and spine. 286 pages. B&w frontispiece and illustrations by Warren Chappell. Minor edgewear to cover and age staining to endpapers. Else a clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Alexandria VA, self-published, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 250 pages, blue wrappers with white title and sketch of lighthouse. A collection of historical facts and b&w photographs of the Lake Champlain ares, mostly New York. Covers with light edgewear. SIGNED BY GLENN on the title page. Otherwise clean. Scarce.
Hardcover. Basin Harbor VT, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 187 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. SIGNED by author Arthur B. Cohn on title page. Dust jacket worn, with light sunning and tearing. Related article laid in. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Middletown CT, Clark & Lyman, 2nd Ed., 1821, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 378 pages, frontispiece plus 3 other engraved plates. Rebound with new cloth spine and endpapers, original calf covers present. The frontispiece has some loss to the gutter edge and has been reattached. Image not affected. Moderate foxing throughout.
Hardcover. Boston, The Fort Gill Press, 1st, 1909, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 313 pages. B&w frontispiece with tissue guard and b&w illustrations throughout. Ex-lib copy with library plate on front endpaper, number front flyleaf, and stamp on title page. on Light edgewear, rubbing to cover edges. Light fraying to top of spine. Else a clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Black Dog & Leventhal, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 176 pages. Lighthouse is packed with extraordinary stories of human innovation, desperate shipwrecks, builders defying the elements and heroic sea rescues. Through more than 350 gorgeous vintage images and historic details, Lighthouse brings the golden age of seafaring alive. With rare archival blueprints and stories of daring adventure, Lighthouse captures the romance and awe-inspiring history of these isolated, life-saving towers, along with the incredible feats of engineering and invention it took to create them. Beginning in the 18th century and ending in the mid-19th century, this book examines these iconic buildings from every angle, chronicling the evolution of lighthouse design; the tremendous obstacles overcome during construction and upkeep; the thrilling tales of heroism and mercilessness of the seas; and the daily lives of the dedicated and often long-suffering keepers. With over 350 illustrations, this seasonless gift book provides the tales and original architectural plans for beloved lighthouses found throughout the world, including Eddystone, Sandy Hook, Montauk Point, Stannard Rock, Borkum Grosser, Green Point, Tillamook Rock, Cape Hatteras, Erie Harbor, and many more.
Hardcover. Boston, B. J. Brimmer Company, 1st, 1923, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Rare, limited edition, one of 155 copies signed. 183 pages, b&w illustrations. Green covers w/ light wear to corners, top of spine. Top edge gilt. Soiling to title sticker on spine. Previous owner's bookplate on front fly leaf. Else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Caldwell, Idaho, The Caxton Printers, 1st, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 265 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. Scarce. Illustrated by Anton Otto Fisher. A frank and detailed description of the life of a English deep-sea fisherman. Moderate edgewear to dust jacket, chipping most pronounced along top edge. Chipping to dust jacket spine as well. Foxing to all edges. Unmarked. A tight copy.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, Westminster Press, 1st, 1946, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a nice unclipped dust jacket, 148 pages. Black & white decorations by Isa Barnett. Previous owner's inscription on blank prelim page. An exciting story based on the perilous expedition of the fore-and-aft schooner, United States, to the Arctic in 1860.
Hardcover. Carlton Books, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 128 pages, illustrated throughout with numerous plates in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, reprint, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 339 pages. Hardcover with only minor wear to dust jacket. Black and white pictures throughout. Previous owner's embossed stamping on front-fly leaf and signature. Otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Barre MA, Imprint Society, Ltd. Ed., 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcovers, 2-volume set with the original slipcase, this is number "CJB" in Limited Edition of 1950 copies and is signed by R. A. J. Van Lier who provides the Notes and Introduction to this edition. The expedition took place from 1772 to 1777 and describes the history, flora and fauna, and people of this land, Illustrated with folding map and numerous plates. Title page printed in red and black. Clean, bright set.
Hardcover. Harlow, UK, Longman, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 324 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy.
Softcover. NY, Harry N Abrams, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover163 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light edgewear to wrappers, with small crease to front cover. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York , De Vinne Press, 1st, 1917, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 303 pages. Light blue and white cover. Printed for the Naval History Society. Number 112 of 700 copies. Pages untrimmed. B&w illustration with tissue guard. Worn slipcase. Inside nice and clean. Contains one page insert addressed to Naval History Society members.