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1 The Hudson-Fulton Celebration 1909 - Volume II

Albany, NY J. B. Lyon Company 1910 Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 
Clean dark blue/grey cloth with pictoral image of ships sailing on the Hudson River on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. Volume II (Pages 715 to 1421). Very large book. Almost no wear to cover, binding is tight and square, pages are clean. Small ink-stamp inside says "Compliments of Frank MgA Collin, Member of Assembly". Color frontis illustration of "The Clermont" steamship at New York in September 1909, with tissue guard. In special envelope at rear of book are folded ship plans (in beautiful condition) for replica of "The Half Moon"; and ship plans for "The Clermont". 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. New York State. WARD01023

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The Romantic Story of the Puritan Fathers - And Their Founding of New Boston and the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Addison, Albert Christopher
2 The Romantic Story of the Puritan Fathers - And Their Founding of New Boston and the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Addison, Albert Christopher
Boston L. C. Page & Company 1912 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition, first impression. Clean decorated American trade binding. Gray cloth boards with gold, white and black sailing ships and seagulls, gold lettering decorating cover; gold lettering and sailing ship on spine. Two very small (pin head size) spots to rear board. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis portrait of Joseph Cotton with clean tissue guard (total of 48 illustrations). All pages have green decorative border, including index pages. 243 pages. 022757

Price: 45.00 USD
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The Running Tide, Aleksander, Irina
3 The Running Tide
Aleksander, Irina
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pearce 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Tiny spots of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight browning), with small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Translated from the Russian by Bernard Guilbert Guerney. 264 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top edge of spine, a few short closed edge tears, some age-toning. Large photo of author on rear panel holding an elegant cigarette holder. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel based on the life of a seawoman. Aboard a ship in the Baltic, she participates in the defense of Leningrade in 1941, an epic of human courage told with an intensity worthy of great Russian literature. She joins a guerrilla band and takes part in crucial action behind the German lines. Finally assigned to the sea again, she sails to America and her story reaches its climax in blazing action under submarine and air assault. 027030

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, Alexander, Caroline
4 The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
Alexander, Caroline
New York Viking 2003 0-670-03133-X / 9780670031337 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean light green boards with darker green spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 491 pgs. Illustrated with beautiful color plates. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "The Endurance." 8vo. Ships & Sailing. 013377

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Sun of Quebec - A Story of a Great Crisis, Altsheler, Joseph A.
5 The Sun of Quebec - A Story of a Great Crisis
Altsheler, Joseph A.
New York / London D. Appleton and Co. 1919 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page, in original unchipped jacket. Very clean unfaded brown cloth boards with bright gold stamped lettering on cover and spine, clean paste-on illustration on cover which is unchipped but has two tiny surface abrasions (each about the size of a grain of rice). Two corner tips have slight bumping. No fraying or wear to cloth. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Four color plate illustrations (including frontispiece) by Charles L. Wrenn. 334 pgs. Clean dustjacket with price on spine (1.50 net), no tears slight wear to one corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of the French and Indian War, with interesting historical descriptions of Albany in 1759, life on a slave trader, a battle at sea between a sloop of war and a pirate ship and lots of woods lore. With the fall of Quebec, an adventurous young American, Robert Lennox, solves the mystery of his life. 018661

Price: 325.00 USD
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6 The Sailing Ship - Six Thousand Years of History
Anderson, Romola and R. C.
Bonanza Books 1963 Cloth Bds Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
212 pgs. Nr Fine in Nr Fine DJ - now protected in new Brodart mylar cover A classic on sailing ships with many illustrations. This book almost like new.Ships & Sailing. 001137

Price: 10.00 USD
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7 A Rock in the Baltic
Barr, Robert
The Authors and Newspapers Association 1906 Special Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Hermann Heyer, Illust. 
Clean green cloth boards with white stamped lettering on cover, illustration of ship at sea on cover, blind-stamped lettering on spine. Some of the white lettering on cover is chipped. Tiny bit of wear to one corner (base of spine). Binding is tight, no cracking. Title page states: MacGreevey-Sleght-DeGraff Co. Special Edition for sale exclusively by us in Elmira, N.Y." Pages and edges are clean. Color frontis illustration with tissue guard, additional color plates by Hermann Heyer, facsimile page from manuscript. 321 pgs. 008634

Price: 6.00 USD
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Servants of the Map, Barrett, Andrea
8 Servants of the Map
Barrett, Andrea
New York W. W. Norton & Company 2002 0393043487 / 9780393043488 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author, in unclipped dust jacket. Signed "Andrea Barrett" in ink on title page. Very clean beige marbled boards with gold print of author's signature on front and metallic lettering on spine, No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright with no writing or marks. Endpapers are textured dark green paper. Dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. 270 pgs. Servants of the Map, the title story, was selected for Best American Short Stories (2001) and Prize Stories: The O'Henry Awards (2001). "Ranging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, these wonderfully imagined stories and novellas travel the territories of yearning and awakening, of loss and unexpected discovery." By the author of "Ship Fever" (National Book Award) and "Voyage of the Narwhal." 023210

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The Voyage of the Narwhal, Barrett, Andrea
9 The Voyage of the Narwhal
Barrett, Andrea
New York W. W. Norton 1998 0-393-04632-X / 9780393046328 First Trade Paperback Fine No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
Clean bright trade paperback. No creasing, chipping or curling. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names or bookplates. SIGNED on title page by author (winner of 1996 National Book Award for SHIP FEVER. 397 pgs. + reading group guide at end of book. 8vo. Fiction. 009473

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The Concentrations of Bee, Bell, Lilian
10 The Concentrations of Bee
Bell, Lilian
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1909 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket A. P. Button, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding. Pale blue cloth with decorated cover (woman seated on deck of ship with man leaning on ship's rail in background). Black lettering on cover and spine, small decoration on spine. A few small faint spots to rear board. Binding is tight & square, no fraying, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Lovely color frontispiece by A. P. Button with clean tissue guard. 322 pages + four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022237

Price: 20.00 USD
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H.M.S. Rodney at Sea - Being the Story of the Second Commission of His Majesty's Battleship 'Rodney', Benstead, C. R.
11 H.M.S. Rodney at Sea - Being the Story of the Second Commission of His Majesty's Battleship 'Rodney'
Benstead, C. R.
London Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1932 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket, with price intact on spine of jacket (7/6 net). Jacket design by A. E. Taylor. Clean navy blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, gold navy ship on cover. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers illustrated with track charts (maps). No names, writing or bookplates. With twenty photo illustrations. 205 pages with Appendix, 8 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Jacket has two tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, slightly age-toned, hint of very light soiling to rear panel which advertises author's previous book, "Retreat - A Story of 1918". Jacket is enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a British battleship in home waters, naval fact and description of how those who served on the 'Rodney", one of the two most powerful battleships in the world at the time, spent the years of her second commission. 022768

Price: 60.00 USD
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Black Ship to Hell, Brophy, Brigid
12 Black Ship to Hell
Brophy, Brigid
New York Harcourt Brace & World 1962 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded blue-black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 492 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slightest hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book which analyzes the origins, history, and manifestations of the destructive impulse that exists in human beings. 018509

Price: 20.00 USD
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Frank on the Lower Mississippi, Castlemon, Harry
13 Frank on the Lower Mississippi
Castlemon, Harry
Chicago Donohue N.D. Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, no publication date, circa 1910. Clean green cloth boards with red, white and black illustration of man on deck of ship with cannon, tall ship in full sail on spine. Crisp white lettering on cover and spine, unchipped decorations. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, a few spots on text block fore-edges. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 256 pages. In clear protective removable mylar cover. 022374

Price: 25.00 USD
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Liberty and Property, Coleman, R. V.
14 Liberty and Property
Coleman, R. V.
New York Charles Scribner 1951 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, Firt Printing (with "A" on copyright page), in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold sailing ship design on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 62 illustrations from original paintings and engravings. 28 full page maps. 606 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has slight edge wear, no chips, not price clipped (5.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of tghe fabulous century in which the United States was borfn: 1664-1765. A straightforward, authoritative, fascinating account of the dramatic growth, and the commercial and political development, of the American colonies between 1664 and 1765. 023684

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Port of Gloucester, Connolly, James B.
15 The Port of Gloucester
Connolly, James B.
New York Doubleday Doran 1940 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with blind-stamped sailing ship decoration on cover, gold lettering and nautical decorations on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with etchings by Max Kuehne. 333 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has chip at rear top spine corner, short closed edge tears, very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine ends (1/16"), small spot of rubbing to front panel (smaller than a pea). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. First book in the Doubleday Doran Seaport Series, the story of the most famous small port in America by a master story-teller. 026380

Price: 32.00 USD
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Gulf Stream North, Conrad, Earl
16 Gulf Stream North
Conrad, Earl
Sagaponack, NY Second Chance Press 1980 0933256132 / 9780933256132 re-issue Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 253 pp. Jacket is clean, not price clipped (12.50 on front inside flap), has short closed edge tears, small crease at top front panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of a white captain and negro crew aboard a ship, searching the sea for their livelihood and battling the sea for their lives. 019998

Price: 15.00 USD
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Island at the End of the World, Crouzat, Henri
17 Island at the End of the World
Crouzat, Henri
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pierce 1959 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Scarce first edition, first printing in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 214 pp. Jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), with tiny closed tear and hint of wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Shipwrecked when their hospital ship is torpedoed, a young officer of the French Air Force and three English nurses find themselves marooned on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean. This book was made into a French film in 1959 titled L’île du bout du monde, directed by Edmond T. Gréville, and was later brought to the U.S. as a movie called TEMPTATION. 019516

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Ship Model Builder's Assistant - Publication Number Twelve of the Marine research Society, Salem, Mass., Davis, Charles G., Naval Architect
18 The Ship Model Builder's Assistant - Publication Number Twelve of the Marine research Society, Salem, Mass.
Davis, Charles G., Naval Architect
Salem, Massachusetts Marine Research Society 1926 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean hardcover book in original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings by the author. 275 pages with index. Dust jacket is slightly age-toned, has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges (1/16th inch or less), one short closed edge tear, publisher's price printed on spine (5.00). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 027209

Price: 50.00 USD
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19 Passage Perilous: The Stormy Saga of the Santa Maria
Day, Beth
New York G. P. Putnam's 1962 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Clean pale gray cloth boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 253 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. True story of the hijacking of a modern luxury passenger liner. 016078

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Cruise of the Shining Light, Duncan, Norman
20 The Cruise of the Shining Light
Duncan, Norman
New York Harper & Brothers 1907 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with decorated cover (sailing ship against gold sky, blind-stamped sea surging into wave), gold lettering on cover and spine. Cover decoration by Thomas Watson Ball. No bumping ,fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers (sea horse design); no names, writing or marks. 344 pp. 020739

Price: 35.00 USD
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