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Category: All Categories: Transportation: Nautical: Nautical: Old and Rare
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Ames, Nathaniel], d. 1835  
A Mariner's Sketches, Originally Published in the Manufacturers and Farmers Journal, Providence
Publisher: Providence, Cory, Marshall & Hammond, 1830.
312 p.; 21 cm. "Revised, Corrected and Enlarged by the Author." Introduction signed N.A.; author identified in copyright notice on verso of title-page. Errata slip tipped in at end. American Imprints 1830: 141. No copy AAS. Good+; untrimmed, rebacked in modern cloth, foxed, covers soiled. stock#NS0243.

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Author Not Indicated , Illustrated by: Wood Engravings  
Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons New York.
Reddish-brown cloth hardcover with deep stamped decorations and dentelles, gilt and black titles and lovely gilt vignette of a sailing ship. 243 + 4 [ads] pages, illustrated with sixty-six wood engravings of various kinds of sailing ships and images relevant to the stories. A boy's action-adventure book as well as identifying ships that would be present in the Thames at the time. Not dated, circa mid 1870s. Author is designated only as "Author of The Frozen Sea, Good Dogs, etc." Speculation suggests that this may have been Christopher Bentley [Eric Barker] or S.H.M. Byers but neither seems to be the case. In good condition with some rubbing to cover edges and spine ends, previoius owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, some endpaper shadowing from binding glue, a couple of childishly planted small decals, bookseller label on rear free endpaper. Quite a delightful little tome in the hand, in large part due to the illustrations and pretty cover. COLLECTIBLE 3697 Edition Not Stated No Dust Jacket (as issued) Hard Cover Good Condition 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Collectible

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Hall, Henry  
Report on the Ship-Building Industry of the United States [from the 10th U.S. Census, 1880]

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] [Government Printing Office] [1884].
Quarto, Hardcover, black and white engraved plates, plans, 276 pages. Condition: Good.
     Very detailed statistics and information gathered for the 10th U. S. Census. The information was collected mostly by personal visits to the many shipyards in the United States rather than by correspondence. There are chapters on merchant sailing vessels, steam vessels, iron vessels, canal boats, shipbuilding timber, merchant sailing vessels, and more. There are scale drawings and plans throughout, along with a few plates, including a double page folded plate of the Mississippi River steamboat "Golden Rule." A tremendous amount of information on late 19th century shipbuilding in America. This report was separated from a larger census volume and bound separately here in tan cloth over boards. Title page has some soil and a 1" tear at bottom edge. A few leaves are beginning to pull loose at either top or bottom of inner margin, but all still attached. One plate has a large piece of one corner torn away. Prior owner bookplate on front pastedown. Nautical & Maritime

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Laing, Alexander.  
The Sea Witch.

Publisher: Murray Hill, Port of New York, By Farrar & Rinehart New York.
A narrative of the experiences of Captain Roger Murray and others in an American Clipper ship during Years of 1846 to 1856. Title page date MCMXXXIII (1933), CR 1933, 487 pages with 2 pages of ads of books by Laing. Bue covers with marbled insets. All good+ condition. End pastedowns - front is South Street, New York 1855, back is author's sketch of map of voyages. Foreward dated 1932, Hanover, NH. Experts in the clipper ship era will note that their is a resemblance to Capt. Robert H. Waterman in his Captain Murray. He did not attempt a portrait of Waterman nor to take sides in the controversy over the memory of Waterman, but to make a character who could logically have been expected to achieve the principles of seamanship. The majority of the minor figures are real, the major ones are fictional - the ship is real. First Edition Hard Cover

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Little, George  
Life on the Ocean; or, Twenty Years at Sea: Being the Personal Adventures of the Author
Publisher: Waite, Peirce and Company, 1845 Boston, MA.
Book. Book condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall "..The author is a sailor, the prime of whose life has been spent amide the strife of the elements, and not amid the endearments of the domestic circle. His past associations are of a character widely different from those which distinguish the literary taste and refinements of the fashionable saloons of the present day; and when he states that he is now, and has been for years past, entirely blind - thus disabled from pursuing his profession - that, in consequence of this affliction, and even with the aid of an amanuensis, many difficulties must obviously have interposed in the prosecution and completion of the manuscript..The 'twenty years at sea, ' the narrative of which, so far as it is connected with his own life, he now lays before the reader, will ever be a memorable epoch in the world's history. Europe was subjected to successive and continued revolutions. The nations of that continent were engaged in a deadly struggle for political existence; and while the two rival powers, France and England, were each putting forth its mightiest efforts to secure the controlling influence, our own infant republic, acting under the wise policy originally sanctioned and pursued by Washington, was reaping a rich and abundant harvest in supplying the necessities of the belligerents, - thus developing her boundless resources, adding to her physical strength, and laying the foundation of that naval prowess which shone so conspicuously in her subsequent conflict with Great Britain. In many of the exciting incidents growing out of these events, the author was an actor; and a participator, too, in the exposures and sufferings which war inevitably occasions. He, therefore, flatters himself that the interest which may be awakened in the perusal of his book, and the full and correct view given of nautical life, will more than overbalance whatever errors in composition he may have inadvertently committed..The author has preserved the maritime technicalities, and rough mode of expression, peculiar to sailors; his chief object, in fact, has been to exhibit a true picture of 'life on the ocean, ' blending with it those wholesome moral and religious truths, which should be inculcated upon the minds of seamen.." 395 pages. Book is in GOOD condition. No dust jacket.

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R. J. Douglas Co.  
Rowing, Canoeing, Sailing, Steaming: Boat Catalogue and Price List
Publisher: R. J. Douglas Co., 0 Waukegan, IL.
Book. Book condition: Fair. Trade paperback 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall No date; ca. late 1880s. This is a catalogue for R. J. Douglas, showing the various boats produced by the company. They offer a full line of boats, ranging from the simple rowboat to the more complex sailboats to steamboats. Boats are described and illustrated, with technical and price information. 128 pages. Book is in FAIR condition. Rear cover detached; expected wear from age. Paper wrappers.

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Rosenbach Company, New York.  
The Sea: Books and Manuscripts on the Art of Navigation, Geography, Naval History, Shipbuilding, Voyages, Shipwrecks...

Publisher: N.Y. / Philadelphia, Rosenbach Company, 1938.
xi, 224 p.; 27 cm. 837 items, including the log of the Civil War ironclad Monitor. The descriptions are long and full. This is the original catalog, not a reprint. Stock#32755. Vg clean, as new/ slight tears on covers' edges.

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