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Category: All Categories: Transportation: Nautical: Sailing Ships
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1.
Anderson, John  
The Last Survivors in Sail: A Record of Square-rigged Sailing Ships still at Sea, and of those Lost since the Great War
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Publisher: London Percival Marshall & Co. Ltd. [1933].
First Edition. Duodecimo, Wrappers, black & white photographs, drawings, 56 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     Handsome little book which combines basic information and illustrations of the last cargo-carrying, square-rigged sailing ships. Wonderful drawings by J. C. Burnie. Tiny chip at head of spine, small stain to rear cover. Nautical & Maritime

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2.
Anderson, R. C.  
The Rigging of Ships in the Days of Spritsail Topmast 1600-1720
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Publisher: Marine Research Society, Salem, MA, Publications #14, 1927.
VG cloth hardback, gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with bent spine edged, bumped corners, some scuffs. Binding tight. End papers and pp are very slightly tanned, a few pp in back with some marks on page edges. 8vo, 278 pp with illustrations, 24 plates, biblio and index. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for priority mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA.

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3.
Anderson, R. C.  
The Rigging of Ships in the Days of the Spritsail Topmast 1600-1720
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Publisher: Marine Research Society, salem, MA. 1927 Publications #14.
G cloth hardback, gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with a little edge and corner wear, spine slightly faded. Biding tight. End papers with small bookplate in back. Pp are VG, lightly tanned. 8vo, 278 pp with illustrations, 24 plates and index.

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4.
Anthony, Irvin W., 1890- .  
Down to the Sea in Ships.

Publisher: Penn Pub. Co., Philadelphia, 1924.
358 p., b/w headpieces, 38 plates incl. color front.; 33.5 cm. Contents include Early Days on the North Atlantic; Vikings and Normans; West Indian Sailings; Pirates!; Exit the East Indiamen; "Thar she blows!"; Tales of the Ports (Boston, Salem, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco); Packet Days; The American Clipper Ships; Tea and Wool Clippers; The Surrender to Steam. Black boards stamped in blue, gold, white, lavender; spine faded, 2 small white paint spots; front scuffed; minor wear; VG. stock#936.

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5.
Armour, Charles A. and Thomas Lackey  
Sailing Ships of the Maritimes: An Illustrated History of Shipping and Shipbuilding in the Maritime Provinces of Canada, 1750-1925
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Publisher: Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited (1975).
First printing. Oblong quarto, Hardcover, Color and black & white illustrations, 224 pages. Condition: Good in a Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Picture history of one of the world's leading shipbuilding areas, which in the 1860s supplied nearly 25% of British shipping. Bound in textured blue paper over boards with spine lettered in silver foil, teal endpapers. Rubs to bottom edges of boards, a few spots of foxing inside. Jacket has a few edge tears, wrinkles, and rubs. Slight foxing to top edge of textblock and underside of jacket. Nautical & Maritime

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6.
Bowker, R. M.  
Maake Your Own Sails.

Publisher: Mcmillan, St. Martin's Press New.
Dust jacket slight tears, overall good+ condition. Last CR 1969, 142 pages with index and glossary. Profusely illustrated with diagrams, sketches and plates, and photos. Author believes that with a knowledge of sailing and sails you can make your own sails the equal of any manufactured sails. Hard Cover

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7.
Burgess, Robert H.  
Sea, Sails and Shipwreck: Career of the Four-Masted Schooner Purnell T. White
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Publisher: Tidewater Publishers, 1970 Cambridge, MD.
ISBN: 0870331477 Book. Book condition: Near Fine. Very Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall "Few, if any, vessels have been photographed so completely 'from cradle to grave' as the four-masted schooner Purnell T. White, built in Sharptown, Maryland in 1917. She was one of the more successful and colorful sailing schooners that ranged the east coast and occasionally made trips to South American, the West Indies, the Gulf and Transatlantic voyages. She sailed commercially until 1934 - one of the last sailing schooners in the coasting trade. Robert H. Burgess, as a young man, became interested in the Purnell T. White on first sight and over the last 40 years, while she was still active and later as a hulk, he photographed and documented her religiously. By searching far and wide and utilizing his own photographs, he has assembled a rather complete photographic history of the career of the schooner Purnell T. White. The detailed treatment in picture and text is unusual in that it not only deals with the ship but with the day-to-day life on board. Reproductions of provision lists and invoices, gear and slop chest invoices and many other papers dealing with the ship's stores and supplies, repairs and shipyard accounts, help to make this a most interesting and unique biography of a ship, her officers and crews, and the socioeconomic aspects of her commercial sailing career. The Purnell T. White, as illustrated in this book and preserved for all time, is the sole example to depict the full and somewhat rigorous life of a Chesapeake-built coasting schooner. It is a deserving tribute for she was a handsome ship and did her job well." Numerous photographs. 132 pages. Book is in NEAR FINE (almost new) condition. Dust jacket is price clipped; VERY GOOD condition.

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8.
Burgess, Robert H.  
Chesapeake Sailing Craft: Recollections of Robert H. Burgess
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Publisher: Tidewater Publishers, 2005 Centreville, MD.
ISBN: 0870335723 Book. Book condition: Very Good. Very Good. Hardcover 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall "Thirty years have passed since the 1975 publication of Robert H. Burgess's classic Chesapeake Sailing Craft, and while the original edition of this book has been out of print for many years, this new expanded edition brings alive the author's photographs and recollections to a new generation of readers. Within these pages, Burgess presents a rare photographic record of the period 1925-1975, depicting the Bay sailing craft from log canoe to four-masted schooner. Robert H. Burgess's photographs show the vessels in all phases of their activities on these waters, including loading and unloading cargoes, under sail and in port, in shipyards, details of rigging, fittings, and decks, interior views, as powerboats, and abandoned hulks. No one has so thoroughly photographed the Chesapeake sailing vessels as Burgess. He applied himself to the task as though he were getting paid for it. But it was purely through a feeling for the history of the Bay and its craft, an awareness that a change was taking place, that he pursued his subject so persistently. If he had not undertaken this labor of love, most of the sailing vessels in this volume would have passed on with no photographic record of their ever having existed. Around the time of the first publication, Burgess selected approximately 150 photos for a follow-up to Chesapeake Sailing Craft. Editor, William A. Fox, interviewed him to capture his recollections of those images. But as time passed, Burgess became ill and was unable to complete the project. He died in March 2003. This edition showcases the original text, photos, and captions and adds those new 150 photos with captions by William A. Fox. The result is Chesapeake Sailing Craft: Recollections of Robert H. Burgess, a new and expanded edition of the original volume for Bay enthusiasts to enjoy. As in the original edition, all the photos in this book were taken by Robert Burgess. They appear as he saw them through the viewfinder of his camera and as he printed them in the darkroom, uncropped and unretouched." Very well illustrated. 302 pages with index. Book is in VERY GOOD to NEAR FINE condition. Dust jacket is in VERY GOOD to NEAR FINE condition.

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9.
Burroughs, Polly  
Zeb a Celebrated Schooner Life
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Publisher: Riverside, Conn., Chatham Press [©1972].
160 p.202 illus. 29 cm. "With special photography by Alfred Eisenstaedt, also Bernice Abbott, Alice Austen, Samuel Chamberlain, Jacob Riis, Morris Rosenfeld, and many others." ""Zebulon Northrop Tilton was a huge cross-eyed schooner captain, born in 1867 on Martha's Vineyard Island, who it is said, could have sailed the Alice S. Wentworth to Chicago on a heavy dew..." Inscribed to Stuart Sherman by Burroughs and Alfred Eisenstaedt" Stock# 44,772. Vg / dj vg.

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10.
Chapelle, Howard I. [Irving], 1901-1975  
The History of the American Sailing Navy : the ships and their development / by Howard I. Chapelle

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books [196-].
xxii, 558 p., 16 halftones, 32 plans, 155 figures in the text; 26 cm. First published 1949. The "Dean of American watercraft historians" treats the design and construction of ships used by the U.S. Navy from the War for Independence through the 1840s. The original edition is Howes C-290. Stock# 36,861. Vg/ dj fair, torn and worn.

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11.
Chapelle, Howard Irving., 1901-1975.  
The History of American Sailing Ships / by Howard I. Chapelle; with drawings by the author, and George C. Wales and Henr
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Publisher: New York : Bonanza Books, [after 1970, c1935].
xvii p., 1 l., 400 p. : 200+ illus., plates, plans (part double) ; index, 27 cm. Standard and still useful. "Authorities and acknowledgments": p. xv-xvii. Stock# 44,648. Vg / dj good+, in mylar

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12.
Chapelle, Howard Irving., 1901-1975.  
The Search for Speed Under Sail 1700-1855, by Howard I. Chapelle
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Publisher: New York: Bonanza Books, 1967..
xiv, 451 p, 34 b/w illustrations, 120 plates, index, 26 cm. "In this book, one of America's leading historians of naval architecture for the first time approaches the problem of speed comparisons of sailing vessels that vary widely in size and time of construction. By applying modern projections and hydrodynamics to the plans of some 103 American built sailing vessels, Mr. Chappelle gives us a new understanding of the progress in American design as an art and science from Colonial times to the highest development of the clipper ship." Stock# 44,649. Vg, bookplate / no dj.

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13.
Chatterton, E. Keble  
Fore & Aft Craft and Their Story, An Account of the Fore & Aft Rig from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
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Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co., London,1922.
Fair cloth hardback, no DJ. Cover with wear, top half of spine separted, still attached. Edge and corner wear, some scuffs. Front hinge cracked, not loose. End papers spotted. Some pp are also spotted. 8vo, 347 pp with many illustrations, glossary and index

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14.
Chatterton, E. Keble (Edward Keble), 1878-1944  
Old Ship Prints
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Publisher: London, Spring Books [1965].
xii p., 1 ℓ., 182 p., color front., 69 plates (3 color); 25.5 cm. "Originally published in 1927... this edition differs from the earlier one only in a minor adjustment of the sequence of pictures and in the necessity of reproducing several coloured illustrations in black-and-white owing to the destruction of the original blocks." Stock#47221 (mnb). Vg / no dj.

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15.
Coffin, Robert P. Tristram  
Captain Abby and Captain John, An Around-the-World Biography
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Publisher: Macmillan Company, New York, 1939, 1st Printing.
G cloth hardback, silver lettering, P DJ. Cover with spine edge wear, bumped corner, a little edge wear, some scuffs. DJ is worn, with small chips, front corner bent up, all corners clipped. Binding tight. End papers are lightly tanned. Pp are VG, clean and unmarked. Sml 8vo, 375 pp with a few illustrations, appendices and index.

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16.
Culver, Henry B, Text; Gordon Grant, Drawings  
The Book of Old Ships and Something of Their Evolution and Romance
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Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Garden City, NY, 1935.
G cloth hardback, black/gold lettering, no DJ. Cover is faded on spine, front and back; bumped corners, spine edges bent, some scuffs. Binding tight. End papers with toning. Pp are lightly toned, but clean and unmarked. 4to, xxiv + 306 pp with b/w and color drawings, appendices with illustrations. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for priority mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA.

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17.
Cutler, Carl C. (1878-1966), Foreword by Chester W. Nimitz  
Queens of the Western Ocean: The Story of America's Mail and Passenger Sailing Lines
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Publisher: Annapolis United States Naval Institute (1961).
First printing. Quarto, Full cloth, black and white plates, plans, xxii, 672 pages. Condition: Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Excellent study of America's small sailing coastal packets out of the major ports. Illustrated with 69 pictures and photographs of men and their ships along with 10 sets of ships' lines and sail plans. Exhaustive appendices list thousands of vessels and masters, records made and broken, etc. ALBION, p. 31 (starred item). Bound in buff-colored cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine titles on dark blue title blocks, endpaper maps. Jacket has a few slight edge rubs, shallow wrinkles, and a cleanly closed .5" tear at bottom edge of front panel. Nautical & Maritime

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18.
Cutler, Carl C., 1878-1966  
The Story of the American Clipper Ship: Greyhounds of the Sea...

Publisher: Halcyon House, NY [Blue Ribbon Books, NY, 1930]..
xxvii, 592 p., index, diagrams, charts, tables, illustrations throughout incl. color plates, endpaper map; 27 cm. Foreword by Charles Francis Adams. 117 Illustrations: Original Duotones, Color Plates, Half Tones, and Reproductions of Pen and Ink Drawings Prepared with Special Reference to the text. Contents include Fast Ships & the War of 1812; The 'Railroad Route' to Europe; Sailing Records after 1815; Speed to China; The Baltimore Clipper; Evolution & Influence of the Packet; 'Round Cape Horn, 1849; The First California Clippers, 1850; The British Tea Trade, 1850; Flying Cloud and Challenge, 1851; Oriental Trade Expansion, 1851; Australian Gold, 1851; Commercial Depression, 1854; Commercial Panic and Civil Strife, 1858; Last Great Voyages, 1859; Some Record and Near-Record Sailing Ship Passages; Ship and Sail Plans from Original Models and Plans. Stock# 43,517. Good+, blue cloth covers, spine stamped in gold; spine a bit faded. American maritime & transportation history; sailing ships; oceanic travel.

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19.
Derby, W. L. A  
The Tall Ships Pass, The Last Years of Deepwater Square-Rigged Sail
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Publisher: Jonathan Cape London,; Charles Scribner's, Sons, New York.
VG+ cloth hardback, gilt lettering and decoration, no DJ. Mylar-enclosed cover with little edge wear, some scuffs. Binding tight, although back hinge may have been mended. End papers and pp are lightly tanned. 4to, 415 pp with b/w illustrations, intact fold-out plans of the "Herzogin Cecilie", appendices and addendum. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA.

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20.
Ellis, C. Hamilton  
Ellis, C. Hamilton
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Publisher: Peebles Press, New York, 1974.
Fine hardback, gilt lettering, Fine DJ. Cover and DJ with minimal shelf wear. Binding tight. End papers and pp look unused. 4to, 16 pp of text, 406 small illustrations plus index. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for priority mail or for shipping outside the continental USA. ISBN# 0856900079

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21.
Fisher, John Illustrated by: Illustrated by Eileen Ramsay  
Better Small Boat Sailing : A Second Glance At Some Problems of Small Boat Racing, with Fourteen Action Photographs by Eileen Ramsay, Frontispiece by Beken, and a Chapter on Sailing for Children

Publisher: Adlard Coles; London: 1955.
Near Fine in Fair dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 148 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Red textured boards, gold lettering and decor, index, 24 b/w figures and diagrams in text, 15 full-page b/w glossy photos, with captions. ; Authored by yachting correspondent, London Sunday Times. Published by London: Adlard Coles, in association with London: George G. Harrap & Co, and NY: John de Graff. 1st edition stated. Action photos by Eileen Ramsay, frontispiece photo by Beken, color jacket photo by Ian Proctor. ; Book shows only a touch of shelfwear. Jacket quite worn, rubbed, several edge chips, none affecting text. ; Photographs

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22.
Gardiner, Robert, Editor  
The Line of Battle, The Sailing Warship 1650-1840, Conway's History of the Ship
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Publisher: Conway Maritime Press, London, 1992.
Fine cloth hardback, gilt lettering, Fine DJ. Cover and DJ have minimal shelf wear. Binding tight. End papers and pp look unused. Owner's book plate on end paper. 4to, 208 pp with many b/w illustrations, biblio, glossary and index. Because if the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA. ISBN# 0851775616

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23.
Gardiner, Robert, Editor  
The Age of the Gallley, Mediterranean Oared Vessels Since Pre-classical Times, Conway's History of the Ship
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Publisher: Chartwell Books, Edison, NJ, 2000.
Fine cloth hardback, gilt lettering, Fine DJ. Cover and DJ with minimal shelf wear. Binding tight. End papers and pp look unused. 4to, 256 pp with many b/w illustrations, biblio, glossary and index. Because if the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA. ISBN# 0785812687

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24.
Gardiner, Robert, Editor  
THe Heyday of Sail, The Merchant Sailing Ship 1650-1830, Conway's History of the Ship
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Publisher: Chartwell Books, Edison, NJ, 2000.
Fine cloth hardback, gilt lettering, Fine DJ. Cover and DJ have minimal shelf wear. Binding tight. End papers and pp look unused. 4to, 175 pp with b/w illustrations, biblio, glossary and index. Because if the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA. ISBN# 0785812660

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25.
Gay, Franco. Ciano, Cesare. Quieto, Francesco. [Columbus, Christopher]  
The Ships of Christopher Columbus. Franco Gay and Cesare Ciano with Contributions in Appendices by Francesco Quieto.

Publisher: Roma: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Libreria dello Stato, 1996.
309 p., [2] folding leaves of plates, illus.; 32 cm. Series: Nuova raccolta colombiana (English), vol. 7. First published 1993 in Italian with title: Le navi di Cristoforo Colombo. At head of title: Ministry of Cultural and Environmental Assets. National Commission for Celebration of the Quincentennial of the Discovery of America. Tan cartographic boards; new from publisher; gift quality. stock#Mart007.

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26.
Gibbs, Jim  
Pacific Square-Riggers: Pictorial History of the Great Windships of Yesteryear
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Publisher: Seattle Superior Publishing Company (1969).
First printing. Quarto, Full cloth, black & white photographs, illus., 192 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Colorful tales of the big sailing ships on the West Coast. Chapters on whaling in Hawaii and Alaska, the grain fleet, ships figureheads, and more. Appendices document sailing vessels owned on the Pacific Coast and passages in the Pacific by commercial sailing vessels. Bound in blue textured paper over boards with spine and upper board titled in black. Some faint spotting to boards, faint foxing to endpapers, otherwise clean and sound. Jacket has a few extremity rubs and was apparently trimmed about 1/8" too narrow in manufacturing. Nautical & Maritime

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27.
Gilbert, K. R  
The Portsmouth Blockmaking Machinery

Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Off London, 1965.
Very Good with no dust jacket, Paperback. ISBN: Paperback. 42 pp. B&W illustrations. References. Description of Antique nautical blaock-making machinery in UK science museum; 8vo; 42 pages

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28.
Gillmer, Thomas Charles, 1911-  
Pride of Baltimore : The Story of the Baltimore Clippers, 1800-1990
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Publisher: Camden, Me. : International Marine, ©1992..
xiii, 226 p., illus., index, 25 cm. One of America’s most respected cruising boat designers, Gillmer, in 1976-77, designed the Pride of Baltimore I and, in 1979, the pungy schooner Lady Maryland. In 1986 the Pride of Baltimore I was struck and sunk by a violent squall off the coast of Puerto Rico. Yet again, Thomas Gillmer extended and modified his original design for additional seaworthiness and produced the Pride of Baltimore II. Stock# 44,663. Vg / soft cover.

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29.
Greenhill, Basil and Denis Stonham  
Seafaring Under Sail: The Life of the Merchant Seaman
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Publisher: (Annapolis) Naval Institute Press (1981).
First American edition. Octavo, Hardcover, black and white photographs, 184 pages. Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Compelling narrative describing life aboard sailing merchantmen accompanied by a wonderful selection of photographs from National Maritime Museum archives. Bound in pale yellow textured paper over boards with gilt-stamped spine titles. Some minor extremity wear to book and jacket. Nautical & Maritime

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30.
Hoyt, Charles Sherman  
Sherman Hoyt's Memoirs : The Best Known Yachtsman in the World

Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company; N. Y. : 1950.
Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 348 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Full blue cloth, gilt spine title, index, 18 full-page b/w glossy photos with captions. Author's facsimile s*gnature printed on title page. ; 'Memoirs of one of the great racing skippers of all time'. Winner of numerous racing cups. Jacket spine subtitle: 'The Fascinating Story of the World's Best Known Yachtsman.' Jacket front subtitle: 'A Van Nostrand Sporting Book, tells the interesting story of his unique experiences at home and abroad'. ; Book shows light wear only. Pages a bit yellowed from age. No other flaws. Jacket quite banged up but everything readable. Scarce with jacket.

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31.
Jean, John  
Jersey Sailing Ships

Publisher: Chichester, Eng., Phillimore, [1982].
. Publisher isbn: 0850334640. 178p. Hardcover Very good condition in good d.j. good

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32.
Jobé, Joseph, 1918-  
The Great Age Of Sail. Edited By Joseph Jobe. Translated By Michael Kelly

Publisher: Lausanne, Edita Lausanne; distributed by the New York Graphic Society 1967.y.
252, [24] p, 268 b/w illustrations (including tipped-in plates), of which 44 pages are in 4 colors and 16 in two. With eight monographs of vessels with 31 pages of plans. Foreword, by J. Jobé. The age of discovery, by G. B. Rubin de Cervin. The Catalan ship, by G. B. Rubin de Cervin. The birth of the national fleet, by G. B. Rubin de Cervin. The Vasa, by A. Franzén. Royal glories, by E. Taillemite. The Dutch Flute, by E. W. Petrejus. The Victory, by R. J. Collins. The golden age, by E. Taillemite. U.S.S. Constitution, by P. K. Lundberg. The Belle Poule, by F. Le Biboul. The clipper's day, by B. W. Bathe. The Challenge, by R. H. Burgess. The Preussen, by H. Grubbe. (A selection of International Book Society, a division of Time-Life Books, distributed by the New York Graphic Society). Stock# 39,346. Vg, beige pictorial cloth, black lettering on spine, ship design stamped in black on front board / dj poor, torn, worn/ slip case, good+...

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33.
Kahre, Georg  
The Last Tall Ships

Publisher: New York: Mayflower Books, 1977.
American fake cloth, with dust jacket. Good/Good. Moderate wear ; previous owner's stamp on front flyleaf; small stain on title page. Black on light blue spine. 8 by 10 inches. Translated from the Swedish by Louis Mackay.208 pages.

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34.
Kaull, James T/ Providence Journal-Bulletin  
he Tall Dhips in Newport, R.I. 1976 / photographs by Journal-Bulletin photographers; text by... James Kaul

Publisher: Providence, R.I. : Providence Journal, c1976.
[40] p. : photos. (6 col.) ; 23 x 30 cm. The local newspaper, The Providence Journal-Bulletin, assined 16 photographers who shot thousands of images of the Bicentennial tourist event. A number have been selected for this commemoration. Stock# 43,445. Vg / mo dj.

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35.
Lubbock, Basil  
The Opium Clippers

Publisher: Brown, Son & Ferguson Glasgow, 1953.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket, Hardcover In VG DJ, tape stains to endpapers, bookplate; Blue cloth hardback. xvi+392 pp. B&W plates (including foldouts) . Appendices. History of ships involved in the 18th & 19th century Chinese opium trade; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xvi + 392 pages

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36.
Lubbock, Basil  
The Colonial Clippers, with Illustrations and Plans
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Publisher: James Brown & son, Glasgow, 1921 Second Edition.
G+ cloth ardback, gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with some edge and corner wear, spine darkened, some scuffs. Binding tight. End papers and pp are VG, lightly tanned. 8vo, 433 pp with 91 illustrations and appendices. Front of DJ is included.

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37.
Lubbock, Basil  
The Log of the Cutty Sark, with Illustrations and Plans
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Publisher: James Brown & Son, Glascow, 1924.
Fair cloth hardback, faded gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with spine, edge and corner wear, faded spine, tear on top front edge of spine, some scuffs and stains. Front hinge cracking, not loose. End papers inscribed, small bookshop bookplate. Pp are G++, lightly tanned. 8vo, 420 pp with illustrations, appendices and index.

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38.
Macintyre, Captain Donald (introduction by Uffa Fox).  
ADVENTURE OF SAIL 1520-1914.
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Publisher: London: Ferndale (1979)..
ISBN: 0905746015 Traces 400 years of sail in history and includes a "highly readable technical glossary": The spars and rigging of a ship; A ship's sails; The frame of a ship; Types of sailing ship; Dictionary of sea terms. 256p: illustrated endpapers, 44 colour plates + 305 monochrome illustrations; 25cm. oblong. Glossary. 1605g. Book: Very Good (clean and sound, lightly used, gift inscription free-front endpaper). Dustjacket: Good Plus (light edgewear, rubbing, one short tear and a few pencil transfer indentations on rear cover). Blue hardcover. Book condition: Very Good. Jacket condition: Good Plus.

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39.
Marchaj, C. A.  
Seaworthiness: The Forgotten Factor
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Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co., Camden, ME, 1986.
VG paper over board hardback, silver lettering, G DJ. Cover with a little edge and corner wear. DJ has wear along top edge, some small tear and chips, some scuffs. Binding tight. End papers and pp are NF. Old prices inked on end paper. 4to, 371 pp with illustrations, appendices, notes and references, index. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA. ISBN# 0877422773

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40.
Martin, J. H., and Geoggrey Bennett  
Pictorial History of Ships
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Publisher: Octopus Books, London, 1977.
Fine cloth hardback, fine DJ. Decorative over and DJ with minimal shelf wear. Binding tight. Printed end papers and pp look unused. 4to, 192 pp with color and b/w illustrations and index. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for priority mail or for shipping outside the continental USA. ISBN 0706406257

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41.
Marvil, James E.  
Sailing Rams: A History of Sailing Ships Built In and Near Sussex County, Delaware
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Publisher: The Sussex Press, 1974 Lewes, DE.
Book. Book condition: Good to Very Good. No Jacket. Hardcover Signed by Author(s) 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION: SIGNED on copyright page by author; "This is No. 259 of a limited edition of 700 copies." "Situated in the middle of the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula within a radius of about seven miles, are the little towns of Laurel, Seaford, and Bethel, Delaware, and Sharptown, Maryland. At first glance one would take them to have always been the usual small town so typical of that agricultural area. Looking at the narrow waterways which flow past these towns one would never know that at one time a thriving shipping trade ever existed there. Yet from these waters and towns originated one of the largest groups connected with the building, owning, and manning of ships than existed in any other area on the Eastern Shore. Equidistant from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay on a straight line but only connected with the Chesapeake by way of the narrow, winding, Nanticoke River, these towns supported a flourishing shipbuilding business half a century and more ago. The reason - an abundant supply of materials to construct wooden sailing ships surrounded the area. And skilled ship carpenters, probably working at a lower rate than those in the big seaports, were at hand. When the vessels were launched, and it was a skillful trick to do so in such constructed waters, they were towed away to take part in the world's commerce. Nothing detailed has been written about the men who built, owned, and sailed these vessels. This work is a contribution to the maritime history of the Chesapeake Bay. More specifically it is a history of the development of a type of three-masted schooner, the 'ram.' Not particularly graceful in appearance but built for a special purpose, these vessels plied the waters of the American East and Gulf coasts and even traversed the Atlantic, a feat for which they were not designed. It speaks well for their builders that as this book is published only the three-masted commercial schooners, and the largest commercial sailing craft, afloat on the east coast are two of the ram type built sixty years ago at Bethel. The author, the grandson of J.M.C. Moore, the 'inventor' of the ram, has done a most worthy job in recording these notes. If the task were started today it would be impossible to fulfill since the source of material, old timers who were there and remembered, have passed on. The bringing together of the text and photos in this volume will document for all time one of the Chesapeake Bay's contributions to American shipbuilding." Very well illustrated. Four pockets throughout the book include: Brochure of Schooner Victory Chimes; Lines of Rams; Sail Plans for Rams; and Blueprint for Ram Model Makers. 338 pages with index. Book is in GOOD to VERY GOOD condition. No dust jacket.

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42.
McKay, Richard C.  
Some Famous Sailing Ships and Their Builder, Donald McKay
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Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 3rd Printing, 1931.
"A Study of the American Sailing Packet and Clipper Eras, with Buigraphical Sketches of America's Foremost Designer and Master-building, and a Comprehensive History of his Many Famous Ships." VG cloth hardback, fading gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with a little spine edge wear, bumped cornrs, some scuffs. Binding tight. Printed end paper inscribed by owner. Pp are Near Fine. 8vo, 395 pp with color frontispiece with overlay, 10 color plates and 48 b/w illustrations, appendices and index. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA.

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43.
Miller, David  
The World Of Jack Aubrey
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Publisher: Running Press, Courage Books 2003.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 1st US Edition Hardcover This is the world of the Royal Navy in the early 1800s. An age when British ships clashed with Napoleon's armada, when the death defying feats of naval hero Jack Aubrey provoked and thwarted the dictator and other scoundrels, in a saga chronicled over the course of 20 novels written by Patrick O'Brian. ; 0762416521 DJ preserved in new mylar. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages; 29653

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44.
Morris, Paul C. (Foreword by Edouard A. Stackpole)  
American Sailing Coasters of the North Atlantic
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Publisher: Chardon, OH Bloch and Osborn Publishing Company (1973).
First printing. Quarto, Full cloth, black & white photographs, line drawings, xvi, 224 pages. Condition: Near Fine. No dust jacket.
     A fine study of the evolution of this important commercial ship type in the age sail. Morris devotes chapters to three, four and five-masted schooners and provides a wealth of information on masting, sail plans, hull developments, and deck lay-out. Illustrated with pen and ink drawings and excellent period photographs. Fold-out diagram of a four-masted schooner at rear. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine title, illustrated endpapers. Prior owner name and notation of purchase on half title. A few slight extremity rubs to cloth and a few minor spots foxing to free endpapers. Nautical & Maritime

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45.
Mudie, Rosemary & Colin Mudie  
The Story of the Sailing Ship
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Publisher: Exeter Books : Distributed By Bookthrift 1980.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 1st Edition; 2nd Printing Hardcover In over 150 illustrations this book traces the story of sailing ships from the reed boats of the ancient Mediterranean civilizations to the development of steam, from the great ships of the Portuguese and Spanish voyagers to the exotic junks, dhows and barges of China and the Far East. Whenever possible, all books are shipped with delivery confirmation from the biggest little book store in the biggest little town in Texas! ; 0896730573 Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 152 pages; 29461pta

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46.
Munroe, Ralph Middleton, and Vincent Gilpin  
The Commodore's Story
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Publisher: Ives Washburn, 1930.
VG cloth hardback, faded gilt lettering, no DJ. Embossed cover with slightly bent spine edges, bumped corners, some scuffs. Binding tight. End papers stamped with owner's last name. Pp are clean and unmarked, a few with discoloration along top. 8vo, 384 pp with b/w photos, appendix and index. Details of the lift of Ralph Middleton Monroe and the early days of development on the Southeast coast of Florida and the Keys.

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47.
Nordhoff, Charles  
In Yankee Windjammers

Publisher: New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1940..
2nd ptg. 22 X 15 cm. Near Fine/No dj. Dark blue cloth, gold titles on front board & spine, pict. endpapers, 401 pp. Spine & edges slightly sunned, titles on spine somewhat dull. Two memoirs of life at sea by the grandfather of the co-author of "Mutiny on the Bounty." Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.)

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48.
Notica sobre a Nao S. Gabriel en que Vasco da Gama foi Pela Primeira Vez a India (Notes on Vasco da Gama's Flagship Nao)  
Notica sobre a Nao S. Gabriel en que Vasco da Gama foi Pela Primeira Vez a India (Notes on Vasco da Gama's Flagship Nao)
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Publisher: Academie Real des Sciencias, Lisboa, 1892.
Near Fine paper brochure. Cover with little edge wear, Binding tight. End papers and pp are lightly tanned. Numbers written in pencil on end paper. Frontispiece is faded illustration of the ship, Nao, on heavier paper. 8 1/2", 22 pp plus intact fold-out diagrams of the ship's construction.

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49.
O'May, Harry, Compiler  
Hobart River Craft and Sealers of Bass Strait
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Publisher: L. G. Shea, Government Printer, Tasmania.
Two volumes in one. No date noted. G cloth hardback, G- DJ. Cover with bent spine edges, bumped corners. DJ with edge wear, some mended tears, small chips and scuffs. Front hinge cracked, not loose. 8vo, 133 pp plus b/w photos and 4-pp index on River Craft; 31 pp plus index and fold-out map on Bass Strait. Small tear at botton of map where attached to index.

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50.
Owsley, Frank Lawrence, Jr.  
The C.S.S. Florida: Her Building and Operations

Publisher: Tuscaloosa & London: The University of Alabama Press, 1987..
2nd ed. 21½ X 14½ cm. Near Fine/Near Fine. Burnt orange cloth, black titles on spine, 209, [1] pp, 7 ff b & w plates, notes, bibliography, index. Tail of spine slightly rubbed, else fine. DJ has small tear & creasing to tail of spine, else fine; in Brodart archival cover. To the text of the original 1965 edition, this edition adds a new introduction and revised bibliography by the author. According to the DJ, this book is "the story of the exploits of a few Confederate ships that did millions of dollars' worth of damage to the great United States merchant marine fleet during the Civil War. The Florida and the ships she outfitted caused such an uproar with their daring raids against American shipping that the Union navy finally had to use desperate measures to capture them." Shipping weight 2 lbs.

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51.
Pearse, Ronald  
The Last of a Glorious Era
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Publisher: London Syren and Shipping, Limited [1934].
First printing. Octavo, Full cloth, black and white photographs, 98 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Lots of photographs of then surviving tall ships along with an interesting and informative text. This is the original edition (not the 1969 reprint). Bound in blue cloth over boards with upper board titled in gilt. Some minor spots to binding, slight rubs at extremities. Hinges remain sturdy and unbroken. Jacket has chips at spine ends and a 1.5 cm chip at middle of spine, other minor edge wear. Nautical & Maritime

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52.
Robinson, John and George Francis Dow  
The Sailing Ships of New England, Series Two (Publication Number Five of the Marine Research Society)
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Publisher: Salem Marine Research Society 1924.
First printing. Quarto, Full cloth, black & white plates, 51 pages, [208] leaves of plates. Condition: Very Good.
     An excellent pictorial record of New England shipping along with an interesting introduction on Donald McKay, builder of clipper ships. One interesting anecdote concerns the Trent Affair early in the U.S. Civil War. McKay was in England at the time as war sentiment was aroused over the incident, and wrote a lengthy letter to the British press describing the vast shipping resources of the North. McKay was well respected in shipping circles and his comments no doubt bore some weight. ALBION p. 133. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine lettering. Minor extremity rubs, prior owner inscription dated 1924 on front free endpaper. Nautical & Maritime

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53.
Rogers, Stanley  
The Sailing Ship: A Study in Beauty
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Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers (1950).
First Edition Quarto. Blue cloth, bevelled edges, blind-stamped seahorse design to upper cover. 98pp with illustrations by the author: 20 line drawings and 8 pages in full color. The jacket image is exceptionally beautiful - a ship with full sails on a windy sea, pale clouds and small stars in the night sky behind it. A lovely book. Fine in lightly frayed and edge worn dustjacket.

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54.
Runciman, Walter  
Collier Brigs and Their Sailors
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Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1926.
G- cloth hardback, gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with slightly bent spine corners, small tear at top spine, some edge wear and scuffs. Both hinges cracked, not loose. End papers and pp lightly tanned, some pp with light foxing marks, outside edges spotted, back end paper missing. 8vo, 288 pp with illustrations.

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55.
Seligman, Adrian  
The Voyage of the 'Cap Pilar'. Illustrated with Ninety Photographs and Thirteen Maps

Publisher: New York, Dutton, 1947.
360 p., 90 photographs, 13 maps, 22.5 cm. "First printed 1939." 'First Edition.' 'This two-year, round-the-world voyage undertaken just before the second World War in a refurbished old sailing ship, manned by a miscellaneous crew of amateurs— clerks, teachers, laborers, lawyers, and what-not— with just one single real sailor on board, was so irresponsible in its inception and so gaily haphazard in its carrying out, that the story of it, though a record of sober fact, has all the charm of romantic adventure…' Afterward the barquentine 'Cap Pilar' was acquired by the Nautical College of Haifa as a square-rigged training ship. Stock# 39,299. Vg, navy cloth covers stamped in gold/ no dj. Travel, circumnavigation, maritime adventure.

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56.
Sewall, John S. (Ed. by Arthur Power Dudden)  
The Logbook of the Captain's Clerk: Adventures in the China Seas

Publisher: Lakeside Press/Rr Donnelley Chicago, 1995.
Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued, Hardcover No DJ as issued; Brown cloth hardback, TEG. B&W illus. Index. Acct of author's 19th c. Voyages to far east. Part of Lakeside Classics series; 12mo; cv + 291 pages

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57.
Snediker, Quentin & Jensen, Ann  
Chesapeake Bay Schooners
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Publisher: Tidewater Publishers, 1992 Centreville, MD.
ISBN: 0870335081 Book. Book condition: Very Good. Trade paperback "Chesapeake Bay Schooners focuses on the evolution of a uniquely American vessel from its European origins to the shipyards and waters of the Bay where it was perfected. The story of the schooners and those who sailed them takes the reader from the handy colonial schooner through the earch for speed that led eventually to the graceful Baltimore clipper. A major portion of the book is devoted to the history of the centerboarders that were the workhorses of the Bay in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. No other book has chronicled the entire history of the commercial schooner, including its economic and social aspects. Until this exhaustive study, Chesapeake Bay schooners were seldom more than a footnote in the documentation of maritime hi9story. Authors Snediker and Jensen have relied heavily upon those who sailed the last schooners to tell their own stories and have spent hours with artists and photographers who had the foresight to document the last of these vessels with pen and camera. Extensive research at private and public libraries, in photo collections, and in archives has yielded previously unpublished material and photographs to flesh out the history of this significant influence in Bay commercial enterprise. But, above all, this narrative is a tribute to these often-overlooked commercial vessels that were a mainstay of commerce on the Bay and to the tenacity and dedication of the men and women who operated them." Very well illustrated. xi + 252 pages. Oversized oblong trade paperback. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Paper wrappers.

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58.
Snow, Elliot, and H. Allen Gosnell  
On the Decks of Old Ironsides
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Publisher: Macmillan Company, New York, 1932.
Fair cloth hardback, faded gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with faded spine, cloth peeling on back spine top, split at back side 2 1/2". Back hinge cracked, not loose. Old photo pasted to first end paper, with owner's inscription. Pp G++, lightly tanned. 8vo, 304 pp with b/w illustrations and appendices.

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59.
Spurling, Jack; collected and edited by Warren Moore; Introduction by Frank G. G. Carr  
Sail and Steam
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Publisher: New York Grosset & Dunlap (1980).
First printing. Folio, Full cloth, Color and black & white illustrations, xvi, 175 pages. Condition: Near Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Richly authentic documentation of the transition from sail to steam in the paintings of Jack Spurling. Bound in blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board, illustrated endpapers. Jacket has a few edge wrinkles. Nautical & Maritime

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White, Christopher  
Skipjack: The Story of America's Last Sailing Oystermen
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 2009 New York.
ISBN: 9780312545321 Book. Book condition: Very Good. Very Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall "In this compelling portrait of a vanishing American tradition, Christopher White paints a vivid picture of the life on a 'skipjack' - a vintage wooden sailboat employed for dredging oysters since the nineteenth century - as seen through the eyes of North America's last sailing fishermen. With the boats now sequestered on a mere two islands in the Chesapeake Bay and the nation's greatest estuary - once renowned for its oysters, crabs, and striped bass - diminishing, both seafood and fishing boats are in dangerous decline. Spanning a year in the life of the skipjack fleet, this epic tale follows three unforgettable captains who battle nature and one another to preserve their village communities and way of life. Stubborn survivors of the Age of Sail, they carry on ancient traditions, even as their wind-powered fleet is quickly dwindling.." 372 pages. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Dust jacket is in VERY GOOD condition.

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