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. Philadelphia, Hubbard Brothers, 1st, 1888, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark brown cloth stamped in black and gilt design, 443 pages plus 53 page appendix, b&w plates with a folding map (in excellent condition). B&w frontispiece portrait of the author, blue floral endpapers. Clean, tight copy with minor wear to corners. Title page says 1888, copyright page states 1887. Still believed to be a first printing. Early exploration through Chippewa country, source of the Mississippi, Grand Rapids, Minneapolis. Saint Paul, La cRosse, Rock Island, Saint Louis, Memphis, Natchez to Baton Rouge, New Orleans.
Hardcover. Barre MA, Imprint Society, 1st thus, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in a slipcase, 248 pages. Many illustrations from manuscript charts and drawings by Ingraham, introduction by Mark D. Kaplanoff, one of 1950 copies. Binding is decorated gray paper over boards, with yellow cloth spine and pasted on label. A record of a voyage for the sea otter trade, with a route that took the ship to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands, the Marquesas, and China as well as to the northwest coast of North America.
Softcover. Fleischmanns NY, Purple Mountain Press Ltd, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 320 pages illustrated in b&w. INSCRIBED on half-title page by Bellico and by Barbara Bartley on the title page. During the latter 19th century, inland waterways were a primary means of commercial and public transportation in the northeast. Captain Theodore D Bartley owned 3 Lake Champlain (NY-VT) canal boats and kept a daily descriptive journal of his life over 30 years. His routes included the Canadian Waterways north of the St Lawrence River along the Rideau Canal; the Northern Waterway from Quebec Province to New York Harbor; the Western Route via the Erie Canal from Troy NY to Lake Erie. He and his canal boat family witnessed many landmark historical events, as well as ordinary life alongside the canals. His original diaries of 1500 pages were transcribed by Bartley, Barbara B., great-grand-daughter-in-law of Theodore.
Hardcover. New York , Harcourt Brace and Co., 1st, 1923, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 220 pages, color, b&w illustrations by H. Hudson Rodmell. SIGNED BY BONE on front fly leaf. Tight, bright copy.
Hardcover. Boston, D. Lothrop and Co., 1st, 1879, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, terra cotta cloth stamped in gilt and black, b&w plates, 335 pages plus publisher's ads in rear. Light shelf wear otherwise clean, very good. A shiphand's account of life in the early merchant marine.
Hardcover. Iowa City, State Historical Society of Iowa, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 575 pages. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Some numbered Stickers on front endpaper. Foxing along edges of dust jacket. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, John Murray, 2nd Ed., 1889, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth stamped in gilt, a little rubbed and bumped at edges. 456 pages with color frontispiece map, 139 illustrations of which 27 are full-page and 14 maps of which some are folding. School ex-library copy with spine label, minimal stamping to front endpapers and title page. Previous owner's inscription on half-title page. Interior clean with no marking, all fold-out maps in great condition. NOTE: The Marchesa a schooner yacht sailed from England in 1881 to the seas of China and Japan the East Indies and New Guinea before returning to England in 1884. First published in 1886 as a two volume set.
Hardcover. Salem, Peabody Essex Museum & Mystic Seaport Museum, reprint, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 371 pages. Clean, bright copy. Between 1932 and 1934, in the depths of the Depression, Donald Starr and six friends sailed the 85' Alden schooner Pilgrim around the world from Boston by way of the Panama and Suez Canals. Their adventure is recounted with wit and detail in this illustrated book -- a look at bluewater cruising, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and the Mediterranean before war and tourism altered them forever.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, John C. Winston, 1st, 1930, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth with gilt decoration, 500 pages. Color frontispiece and 246 illustrations, the majority black and white photographic illustrations. 3 maps and endpaper maps. Index. Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) was an American forester, the first head of the US Forestry Service, the person for whom the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington state is named, and a governor of Pennsylvania. In 1929 Pinchot and family took a seven-month cruise to the South Seas during which time he collected specimens for the National Museum. On board were other naturalists and representatives of scientific institutions. Profusely illustrated.
Hardcover. Boston, A.J. Wright, 1st, 1848, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 300 pages, illustrated with 6 b&w engravings from sketches done by the author. Interesting sailing, whaling adventures by a 14-year veteran seaman. Embossed brown cloth with gilt design on cover, gilt lettering and design on spine. Spine cloth chipped, worn at top and bottom. Previous owner's signature in pencil on front fly leaf. Corners show wear, internally very good with only minor foxing.