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81 The Mammoth Book of Men O' War: Stories From the Glory Days of Sail
O'Brian, Patrick, Forester, C.S., Woodman, Richard and many others
New York Carroll & Graf 1999 First Softbound Very Good 
496 pgs. VG Clean & bright with no writing or names inside. Slight creasing at bottom rear corner of cover. Wonderful collection of bet-loved writer's seafaring stories of storms and shipwrecks, sea battles and life before the mast.Ships & Sailing. 001834

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Palace and Cottage; Or, Young America in France and Switzerland, Optic, Oliver
82 Palace and Cottage; Or, Young America in France and Switzerland
Optic, Oliver
Boston Lee and Shepard 1896 Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Blue-green cloth boards with stamped gold and black lettering, lovely sailing ship in gold, white and black on cover, gold and black lettering and small ship decoration on spine. A few spots of wear to corners and edges. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Two previous owner names on front free endpaper. Frontispiece black and white etching of burning shipwreck. 348 pages. 022987

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83 Diary of Samuel Pepys (in two volumes) - Decyphered by the Rev. J. Smith M.A., from the Original Shorthand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, Cambridge; with notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke
Pepys, Samuel
London J. M. Dent 1925 Third printing Hardcover very good+ very good minus Jacket 
Two volumes (complete) in original dustjackets. Illustrated with 34 drawings in crayon and pen and ink by Major Benton Fletcher. Clean blue cloth boards with gold line border and small gold sailing ship decoration on cover. No bumping or wear. Bindings are tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean (some light foxing); no previous owner markings. Volume 1 - 666 pp. Volume 2 - 719 pp. with index. Introduction by Guy N. Pocock. Blue dustjackets with pressed cameo portrait of Pepys on front panel, black lettering. Some browning to spine area of jackets, a few small faint water spots; chip the size of a quarter at lower spine of volume 2; shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar covers. "First Published in this Edition 1924 - Reprinted 1925 (twice)" on copyright page. 020353

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When the Giraffe Runs Down, Pillitteri, Joseph
84 When the Giraffe Runs Down
Pillitteri, Joseph
New York Dial Press 1970 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean green cloth boards with crisp black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Very slight water mark at lower spine edge, barely discernable. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 284 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one 3/4" closed tear at top spine corner, faint water mark at spine base. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. One harrowing day in the life of three people: Claude, a medical student; Rev. Mr. Abraham, his father; and Dr. Rober Collier, a young intern suffering from an unhappy marriage and a bad head cold. 8vo. Fiction. 016734

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Shipwrecks Around New England, Quinn, William P.
85 Shipwrecks Around New England
Quinn, William P.
1979 Lower Cape Publishing 1984 093697205X / 9780936972053 First Paperback Near Fine 
Fifth printing of the first edition (so stated). Clean large paperback - size approx. 8-1/2" x 11-1/2". No chipping, creasing or curling. All pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with awesome historical photographs. 230 pages with Bibliography. 027270

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Great Northern?, Ransome, Arthur
86 Great Northern?
Ransome, Arthur
New York Macmillan 1948 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
Stated First Printing. Beige cloth boards with green lettering, green sailboat illustration on cover, green lettering on spine. Very faint small spot on cover, otherwise clean. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Illustrated with maps and drawings. 351 pages. A sailing adventure in the Hebrides in search of Great Northern Divers (known in America as LOONS). 025692

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The Magic Carpet: Poems for Travellers, Richards, Mrs. Waldo (editor)
87 The Magic Carpet: Poems for Travellers
Richards, Mrs. Waldo (editor)
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1928 Fifth Impression Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean dark blue cloth boards with gilt stamped lettering and sailing ship on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Very light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful bookplate on front fixed endpaper, name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 511 pgs. Poems for travellers selected and compiled by Mrs. Waldo Richards--an excellent selection separated into groups for travelling to various places around the world, including the work of great poets throughout time. 012945

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The Wreck of the Running Gale, Roark, Garland
88 The Wreck of the Running Gale
Roark, Garland
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1953 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First edition. Very clean light blue cloth boards with green lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, very light bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 310 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with tiny closed tears at top and bottom spine corners, very slight edge wear at upper and lower spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a stolen ship and a strange vengeance. 016416

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89 South to the Caribbean: How to Carry Out the Dream of Sailing Your Own boat to the Caribbean
Robinson, Bill
New York/London W. W. Norton 1982 0-393-03265-5 / 9780393032659 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 342 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 008109

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Two Against Cape Horn, Roth, Hal
90 Two Against Cape Horn
Roth, Hal
New York - London W.W. Norton & Co. 1978 0-393-03223-x / 9780393032239 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Illustrated with Photographs 
Very clean red cloth boards with gilt lettering on beige cloth spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. Illustrated with many beautiful color photographs. 288 pgs. with notes. Clean, bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears, chips or creases. Bottom right corner of front inner panel is clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A tale of high adventure at sea in one of the least known parts of the world. 8 Vo. Adventure. 014961

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The Emigrant Ship, Russell, W. Clark
91 The Emigrant Ship
Russell, W. Clark
New York Cassell Publishing 1893 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Beige cloth boards (quite clean) with gold lettering, gold and green decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, edges have hint of light soiling. Previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Slight foxing to endpapers. 348 pp. 019131

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The Mate of the Good Ship York - Or, the Ship's Adventure, Russell, W. Clark
92 The Mate of the Good Ship York - Or, the Ship's Adventure
Russell, W. Clark
Boston L. C. Page & Co. 1902 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Jacket W. H. Dunton, illustrator 
First Edition, with 1902 on title page and on copyright page. Green ribbed cloth boards with gilt, white and dark green sailing ship decoration on cover, unchipped stamped white lettering on spine with small anchor below. Very light corner wear, binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Mere hint of very light soiling. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Frontis illustration by W. H. Dunton with clean tissue guard. 351 pp. A story filled with the savor of the sea and the adventurous spirit of the old hardy merchant mariners. Scarce first edition. 019002

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Mad Sea - The Life and Loves of a Windjammer Sailor, Rutzebeck, Hjalmar
93 Mad Sea - The Life and Loves of a Windjammer Sailor
Rutzebeck, Hjalmar
New York Greenberg 1956 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 284 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), has small chips at top and bottom spine edges, slight edge wear. Jacket design from a painting by Frank Vining Smith. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Incredible adventures of the author, who ran away from his native Copenhagen for a life at sea at the turn of the century. 024248

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Byron of the Wager, Shankland, Peter
94 Byron of the Wager
Shankland, Peter
New York Coward, McCann & Geoghegan 1975 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition, with publisher's review slip laid in. Clean red cloth boards with gold ship illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers with very slight browning to edges of front endpapers from a newspaper clipping; no names, writing or bookplates. 288 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very slight wear at top spine edge, water stain to reverse side of dustjacket invisible on printed side, no damage to book or outside of dustwrapper. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. One of the most powerful stories in the history of the sea, the wreck of the Wager, a 40-gun English supply ship detailed to accompany a squadron searching for Spanish teasure ships in the Pacific in the 1700's. 8vo. Ships & Sailing. 016723

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Castaway Boats, Slocum, Captain Victor
95 Castaway Boats
Slocum, Captain Victor
New York Lee Furman 1938 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Charles Rosner, Illustrator 
Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover and spine. Tiny bump to lower front board edge; no fraying or wear, corners are sharp. Fading along front and rear spine gutter. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean beautifully illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 311 pgs. with illustrations by Charles Rosner, maps by author. Clean unfaded color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight corner wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Records of such castaways as the Wager longboat, Hercules lifeboat, Jeanette's gig, and many others, with the thrilling adventures of their survivors. Beautiful color frontis illustration, plus black & white illustrations throughout. 8vo. Fiction. 015708

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Fire Mountain - A Thrilling Sea Story, Springer, Norman
96 Fire Mountain - A Thrilling Sea Story
Springer, Norman
New York G. Howard Watt 1923 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition. Very clean greenish-black cloth boards with red lettering and image of sailing ship on cover, red lettering on spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 335 pages. 027454

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97 On Special Service: A Tale of Life at Sea
Stables, Gordon
Philadelphia Hubbard Brothers Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Red cloth boards with black & silver illustration on cover and spine. Very light corner wear. Binding is tight, with very slight lean. Rear free endpaper is missing, with some cracking at rear hinge. Decorated endpapers. 16 illustrations (engravings). Pages are clean, but lightly tanned. 362 pgs. Unknown edition (no date). 8vo. Antiquarian. 008323

Price: 12.00 USD
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Modern Shipfitter's Handbook, Swanson, W. E.
98 Modern Shipfitter's Handbook
Swanson, W. E.
New York Cornell Maritime Press 1941 Second Edition, Revised & Enlarged Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean book in original dust jacket. Burgundy cloth boards with stamped gold lettering (unchipped) on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Previous owner name and address neatly penned on front free endpaper, along with small return address label. Fourth printing of this revised edition. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs and drawings, beautiful fold-out diagrams, blueprints in fine condition. 309 pages with index. Clean dust jacket with publisher's printed price of 4.50 on front panel has numerous small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing book with over 200 working drawings showing how welded ships are built, written by a Master Shipfitter. Good luck finding another book like this in comparable condition. 027010

Price: 30.00 USD
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Report of the Company, Talcott, Dudley Vaill
99 Report of the Company
Talcott, Dudley Vaill
New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1936 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in clean original jacket. Clean beige buckram cloth boards with blue decoration, blue title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs by the author. 347 pages. Dustjacket is clean and bright, has a few tiny holes near edges from insect damage, but has been cleaned and enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover and looks bright and attractive. Price clipped. The story of the author's adventures with a Norwegian sealing and fishing vessel over a period of six years. Much of the action takes place in the heavy ice pack off the East Greenland coast, but also concerns itself wit hthe difficulties of handling the not always sober skipper (the author's father-in-law), a sailor of the old school who weighs 245 lbs. 021614

Price: 150.00 USD
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Just Cruising, Taylor, William H.
100 Just Cruising
Taylor, William H.
New York D. Van Nostrand 1949 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Very clean tan cloth boards with blue illustration on cover, blue title box with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fading, tiny spot of wear at lower spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and address on front free endpaper. 505 pgs. Introduction by Herbert L. Stone, then editor of Yachting magazine. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny chips at top spine corners, a few short closed edge tears, very clean except for slight browning at 1" lower spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. From the files of forty years of Yachting Magazine, the cream of the stories and practical articles on ocean, along shore and inland cruising. A unique collection of interesting and valuable information for everyone interested in sail and power boat cruising. 018650

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