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Category: All Categories: Transportation: Nautical: Shipwrecks
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1.
ALLEN, Geoffrey & David  
The Guns of Sacramento

Publisher: Robin Garton London, 1978.
First Edition A fine copy in a fine d.w.

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2.
AUCTION CATALOGUE  
The Bredenhof Bullion. 542 Silver Bars, Most Stamped with VOC Markings, Salvaged This Year from the Wreck of the Bredenhof, Which Went Down in 1753 in the Mozambique Channel.

Publisher: Christie's London, 1986.
F First Edition A fine copy in the original thin card pictorial wrappers as issued. Extremely scarce.

Appr.: | AUD 213.90 CAD 219.78 EUR 144.93 GBP 119.05 JPY 20,000.00 MXN 2,500.00 ZAR 2,000.00 

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3.
Ballard, Robert D. & Rick Archbold  
THE DISCOVERY OF THE BISMARCK
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Publisher: Warner Books Inc 1990.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 1st US Edition Hardcover Minor edgewear to DJ. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 231 pages; 28509

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4.
Ballard, Robert D. & Rick Archbold Illustrator: Illustrated by Ken Marschall  
Lost Liners

Publisher: Hyperion Books NY 1997.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 1st Edition Hardcover 0786862963 Minor edgewear to DJ. ; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall; 223 pages; 24136V

Appr.: | AUD 64.17 CAD 65.93 EUR 43.48 GBP 35.71 JPY 6,000.00 MXN 750.00 ZAR 600.00 

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5.
Ballard, Robert D. Illustrator: Illustrated by Ken Marschall  
THE DISCOVERY OF THE TITANIC

Publisher: Warner Books NY 1987.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 1st Edition Hardcover 4to 11" - 13" tall; 230 pages; 24131V

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6.
Ballard, Robert D; Spencer Dunmore.  
EXPLORING THE LUSITANIA: Probing the Mysteries of the Sinking That Changed History.
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Publisher: NY: Warner Books (1995)..
ISBN: 0446518514 An illustrated history of the Cunard liner Lusitania, which was sunk by a German torpedo in May of 1915. Dr. Ballard led an expedition to the wreck off the coast of Ireland and shares his underwater photographs and findings in this book. 227p: hundreds photographs, paintings, diagrams; 29cm. Index, Bibliography. 1306g. Book: Very Good Plus (clean and sound; some offsetting on blank page). Dustjacket: Very Good (slight edgewear and shelfwear). Green hardcover with gilt titles. Book condition: Very Good Plus. Jacket condition: Very Good.

Appr.: | AUD 15.57 CAD 16.00 EUR 10.55 GBP 8.67 JPY 1,456.00 MXN 182.00 ZAR 145.60 

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7.
Bingley, Thomas  
Tales of Shipwrecks and Other Disasters at Sea. By Thomas Bingley, Author of 'Stories about Dogs,' etc. Embellished with Engravings
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Publisher: Boston: Tappan & Dennet, 1842.
vi, [7]-224, [4] p., 4 full-page illus. incl. front., plus one vignette. Each evening Uncle Thomas tells a shipwreck story: Captain Richard Falconer, the Vryheid, the mutiny of the Bounty, the Kent East Indiaman, the Medusa, the Winterton East Indiaman, the Royal George, the steamers Killarney and Forfarshire, the Albion New York Packet, and the Doddington East Indiaman. Bound in publisher's brown embossed covers, spine stamped in gold; tears in spine & along rear hinge, brown spotting in text, lacks first flyleaf; withal good & firm. Stock#OB513.

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8.
BLACKMORE, Josiah  
Manifest Perdition: Shipwreck Narrative and the Disruption of Empire

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
F First Edition A fine unread copy in the original thin card pictorial wrappers as issued.

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9.
Bowen, Dana Thomas.  
Shipwrecks of the Lakes.

Publisher: Cleveland, OH: Freshwater Press, 1952..
ISBN: 0912514213 2nd paperback printing, 1995. 368 pp. Index. Fine condition (corners crisp, no markings; 2" crease to top corner of rear cover). A clean, fresh copy. Paperback

Appr.: | AUD 13.37 CAD 13.74 EUR 9.06 GBP 7.44 JPY 1,250.00 MXN 156.25 ZAR 125.00 

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10.
BOXER, C.R.  
The Tragic History Of The Sea 1589 - 1622 Narratives Of The Shipwrecks Of The Portuguese East Indiamen Sao Thome (1589), Santo Alberto (1593), Sao Joao Baptista (1622), And The Journeys Of The Survivors In South East Afr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press for the Hakluyt Society, 1957.
F First Edition A fine unread copy in a vg++ foxed d.w.

Appr.: | AUD 69.52 CAD 71.43 EUR 47.10 GBP 38.69 JPY 6,500.00 MXN 812.50 ZAR 650.00 

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11.
Braynard, Frank Osborn, b. 1916  
Story of the 'Titanic.' Postcards. 24 Ready-to-Mail Cards

Publisher: Dover, NY, 1988.
Folio; 6 leaves of black & white photographic postcards (four to a sheet); accompanying explanatory text inside covers; paper; new from the publisher. ‘These 24 images [original photographs of 1912] evoke the might and luxury of the great ship in all its impressive reality, and the sad aftermath of the historic calamity.’Stock# 39,289x. Maritime travel & transportation; ship technology; decorative art; luxury ocean sailing.

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12.
Brinkbaumer, Klaus and Clemens Hoges (translated From The German by Annette Streck)  
The Voyage of the Vizcaina: the Mystery of Christopher Columbus's Last Ship

Publisher: Harcourt Orlando, 2006.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket, Hardcover. ISBN: 0151011869 In DJ; Hardback (blue spine/blue boards) . 328 pp. Map eps. Biblio, index; 8vo; 328 pages

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13.
BURMAN, Jose  
Shipwreck! Courage and Endurance in the Southern Seas

Publisher: Human & Rousseau, 1986.
F First Edition A fine copy in the original glazed pictorial boards as issued.

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14.
BURMAN, Jose  
Great Shipwrecks Off the Coast of Southern Africa.

Publisher: C. Struik, 1967.
F First Edition A near fine copy (foxing to fore edge) in a vg++ edgeworn d.w.

Appr.: | AUD 53.48 CAD 54.95 EUR 36.23 GBP 29.76 JPY 5,000.00 MXN 625.00 ZAR 500.00 

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15.
Cameron, James  
James Cameron's Titanic Poster Book

Publisher: Harper Perennial 1998.
As New Softcover Still sealed in shrinkwrap. Twelve glorious, full-co9lor posters tell the story of love and heroism that enthralled moviegoers and earned Titanic a record-tying eleven Academy Awards. Each poster folds out to a gigantic 20 x 25 inches. It is extremely tempting to open it. ; 0060953063 Folio 13" - 23" tall; 12 pages; 27242V

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16.
Campbell, Vice-Admiral Gordon.  
ABANDON SHIP!
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Publisher: London: Hodder and Stoughton (1938)..
First Edition. ISBN: 0308702107 "The whole adventurous story of the wreck of the Alceste is true in every detail, for there are ample contemporary documents and journals of survivors to piece together this sea epic." 318p: black/white frontispiece + 2 fold-out maps + 7 illustrations on coated paper hors-texte; 22cm. Bibliography. 623g. Book: Near Very Good (clean, spine faded, small discolouration front board, a few gutter tender but binding is sound). Dustjacket: Good (edgewear with small chips and tears: some taped inside, spine darkened, some soiling). Blue cloth hardcover. Book condition: Near Very Good. Jacket condition: Good.

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17.
Caren, Eric. Goldman, Steve  
Extra Titanic. The Story of the Disaster in the Newspapers of the Day
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Publisher: Edison, NJ, Castle Books, ©1998.
[193 p.] (unpaged), illus., maps; 38 cm. "From the collections of Eric Caren & Steve Goldman." "The story of the wreck of the SS Titanic as it unfolded day-by-day in the pages of the newspapers of the time." ISBN (10): 0785810307. Stock#L-144. Vg/ dj vg, has one small nick.

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18.
Carrier, Jim  
The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of Fantome

Publisher: International Marine Camden, ME, 2001.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First Printing, Hardcover. ISBN: 007135526X In DJ; Hardback (black spine/blue boards) . 264 pp. B&W photos, map eps. Acct of 1998 shipwreck; 8vo; 264 pages

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19.
CARTER, George & VAN REENEN, J. (Translated By Edward RIOU)  
The Wreck of the Grosvenor. Containing a narrative of the loss of the Grosvenor, East Indiaman, wrecked on the Coast of Caffraria, 1782; compiled by Mr George Carter, from the examination of John Hynes, one of the surviv

Publisher: The Van Riebeeck Society Cape Town, 1927.
First Thus Near fine in the original pale grey Society binding as issued, spine sl. darkened.

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20.
Cary, William S.  
Wrecked On the Feejees. Experience of a Nantucket Man a Century Ago Who Was Sole Survivor of Whaleship 'Oeno' and lived for Nine Years Among Cannibals of South Sea Islands.

Publisher: Nantucket, Mass., The Inquirer and Mirror Press, 1928.
74 p., 18.5 cm. 'This thrilling tale was compiled from the log-book of William S. Cary, of Nantucket, the sole survivor of the crew of the ship 'Oeno,' which was wrecked on Turtle Island, in the Pacific ocean, on the 5th of April, 1825. It was first published in the Nantucket Journal in 1887, in installments, Cary's journal of his experiences having been discovered in one of the fish-houses below 'Sconset Bank a few years before.' NS. Stock# 39,330x. Vg, stapled in grey paper covers; some edge-fading, some chipping, a little scuffing; withal VG.

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21.
Cussler, Clive, & Craig Dirgo  
The Sea Hunters

Publisher: Simon & Schuster 1996.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 1st Edition Hardcover Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 19853

Appr.: | AUD 13.21 CAD 13.57 EUR 8.95 GBP 7.35 JPY 1,235.00 MXN 154.38 ZAR 123.50 

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22.
Dalton, J. W  
The Life Savers of Cape Cod

Publisher: J. W. Dalton Sandwich, MA, 1967.
Very Good with no dust jacket, Paperback. ISBN: Bookplate; Paperback. 152 pp. B&W illustrations, map, ads; 8vo; 152 pages

Appr.: | AUD 10.16 CAD 10.44 EUR 6.88 GBP 5.65 JPY 950.00 MXN 118.75 ZAR 95.00 

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23.
DIMOND, John T. (Edited By Gabriel & Nikolai ATHIROS)  
Wrecked Under The Green Point Light

Publisher: Historical Media Tokai, 2009.
F First Edition A fine unread copy in the original thin card pictorial wrappers as issued.

Appr.: | AUD 48.13 CAD 49.45 EUR 32.61 GBP 26.79 JPY 4,500.00 MXN 562.50 ZAR 450.00 

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24.
Fales, Daniel C,  
Sunken Time Bombs Full of Oil
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Publisher: New York, Popular Mechanics, 1967.
Article. pp.97-101, 222, illus., 23 cm. The article describes 78 (of at least 103) tankers sunk off the east coast of the United States. Most were torpedoed in World War II. A table provides the ships name, its gross tonnage, date sunk and position. This is information still useful. Stock# 44,112. Well worn magazine, but the article is very good.

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25.
Fenn, Charles  
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO NOWHERE
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Publisher: W. W. Norton New York NY 1971.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ price clipped. DJ is worn at edges. ; 194 pages

Appr.: | AUD 12.83 CAD 13.19 EUR 8.70 GBP 7.14 JPY 1,200.00 MXN 150.00 ZAR 120.00 

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26.
Fowles, John. Gibson family of Scilly.  
Shipwreck. Text by John Fowles. Photography by the Gibsons of Scilly.

Publisher: Little, Brown [1975].
Oblong, [48] p., black & white photos throughout; 21 cm. A collection of photographs, taken by four generations of the Gibson family, of ships, from the Schiller in 1875 to the Torrey Canyon in 1967, which "struck" on the rocky coasts of the Isles of Scilly and West Cornwall. Pictorial dj spotted with several closed tears; book VG, dj fair. 36078.

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27.
Franzen, Anders  
The Warship Vasa: Deep Diving and Marine Archaeology in Stockholm

Publisher: Norstedt And Bonnier Stockholm, 1960.
Good+ in Good+ dust jacket, Hardcover In lightly edgeworn DJ, preliminaries lightly foxed; Black cl. B&W illustrations. Account of underwater excavation of 17th century warship in Stockholm Harbor; 4to; 80 pages

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28.
Franzen, Anders  
The Warship Vasa: Deep Diving and Marine Archaeology in Stockholm

Publisher: Norstedt And Bonnier Stockholm, 1960.
Very Good in Good+ dust jacket, Hardcover In lightly edgeworn DJ; Black cl. B&W illustrations. Account of underwater excavation of 17th century warship in Stockholm Harbor; 4to; 80 pages

Appr.: | AUD 7.11 CAD 7.31 EUR 4.82 GBP 3.96 JPY 665.00 MXN 83.13 ZAR 66.50 

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29.
Gibbs, James A. , Illustrated by: Photos  
Shipwrecks Off Juan de Fuca

Publisher: Binfords & Mort Portland, OR 1968.
xiv, (4), 240 pp, orange papercovered boards w/black-and-white illustrated front panel & spine, black-grey-white navigation chart illustrated endpapers w/list of wrecks. The list contains a listing of 204 shipwrecks. Today the navigation hazards have largely been solved. A complex system of radio beacons have been set up along the Pacific Coast of the United States and the Canadain West Coast. Today radar and loran are used. First Edition No Jacket Hard Cover V+ 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall

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30.
Gilmore, John  
Storm Warriors: or, Life-Boat Work on the Goodwin Sands
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Publisher: London Macmillan and Company 1875.
Duodecimo, Original cloth, black and white frontispiece, xvi, 358 pages + ads. Condition: Good.
     Reverend Gilmore's account of shipwrecks and lifesaving work in the vicinity of this notorious sandbar in the English Channel. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board. Minor rubs at extremities, mild foxing to verso of front free endpaper and recto of frontispiece. Front and rear endpapers cracked along inner margins. Front endpaper has an old paper label indicating the book was presented to the Libbey Library of the Seamen's Friend Society (80 Wall Street, New York). In addition, there is a prior ownership stamp on the title page and another on the copyright page. Top 3/4" of the first leaf of the Preface is cut away. Binder's label of Burn & Co. is at lower inner margin of rear pastedown. Interior is clean and sound, binding is attractive and secure. Nautical & Maritime

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31.
Goldstein, Richard  
Desperate hours : the epic rescue of the Andrea Doria

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons, c2001.
First printing. Publisher isbn: 047138934X. 294pp. 25 cm. Hardcover Very good condition in good d.j. good Inscribed to Jim by the author

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32.
Great Britain. Parliament  
Report on the Loss of the S.S. Titanic

Publisher: Alan Sutton, Gloucester/ St. Martin's Press, NY [1990].
xi p., [8] plates, [1], 71 p., 29.5 cm. Endpaper diagrams. 'A vast number of books have been produced by survivors, crew and many others since 1912. All of these have leant heavily upon this report, the one fully documented, factual account of the disaster. …The result of thirty-seven public sittings and the cross-examination of ninety-seven witnesses, the unemotional reporting of the official investigation fails to reduce the tragic nature of this maritime disaster which has gripped the imagination of so many.' Stock# 39,342. Fine/ color pictorial dj fine. Shipwreck; official inquiry.

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33.
Hamilton-Paterson, James.  
Three Miles Down: A Hunt for Sunken Treasure.

Publisher: New York: The Lyons Press, 1999..
ISBN: 9781558218772 1st Lyons Press 298 pp.edition, 1st printing. As New book (no markings) / As New dust jacket (price not clipped). Clean and fresh. A new copy. Hardcover

Appr.: | AUD 14.44 CAD 14.84 EUR 9.78 GBP 8.04 JPY 1,350.00 MXN 168.75 ZAR 135.00 

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34.
Hanson, Neil  
The Custom of the Sea

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons NY, 1999.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. First Printing, Hardcover. ISBN: 0471383899 Black hb binding. B&W illusts. Biblio. Acct of 1884 shipwreck & survival at sea off of crew of sailing yacht Mignonette; 8vo; 315 pages

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35.
Hanson, Neil  
The Custom of the Sea

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons NY, 1999.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. First Printing, Hardcover. ISBN: 0471383899 In DJ; Black hardback binding. 315 pp. B&W illus. Biblio. Acct of 1884 shipwreck & survival at sea crew sailing yacht Mignonette; 8vo; 315 pages

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36.
Heden, Karl E.  
The Great Lakes Guide To Sunken Ships

Publisher: Boston, Branden Publishing Co., c1993.
. Publisher isbn: 0828319731. 304 p. SOFTCOVER. Paperback Very good condition

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37.
HOCKING, Charles  
Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam: Including Sailing Ships and Ships of War Lost in Action, 1824-1962

Publisher: Lloyds Register of Shipping, 1969.
F First Edition 2 vols. Fine copies in the original dark blue cloth gilt.

Appr.: | AUD 267.38 CAD 274.73 EUR 181.16 GBP 148.81 JPY 25,000.00 MXN 3,125.00 ZAR 2,500.00 

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38.
HOCKING, Charles  
Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam; including sailing ships of war lost in action 1824-1962, vol. II: M to Z

Publisher: Lloyds Register of Shipping, 1969.
F First Edition A very good copy indeed in the original dark blue cloth, light wear to extremities.

Appr.: | AUD 106.95 CAD 109.89 EUR 72.46 GBP 59.52 JPY 10,000.00 MXN 1,250.00 ZAR 1,000.00 

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39.
Hough, George A.  
Disaster on Devil's Bridge

Publisher: Mystic, CT, Marine Historical Association, c1963.
146p. 146p., illus. Hardcover Very good condition Detailed account of the wreck of the City of Columbus steamship at Martha's Vineyard, 18 Jan. 1884

Appr.: | AUD 20.32 CAD 20.88 EUR 13.77 GBP 11.31 JPY 1,900.00 MXN 237.50 ZAR 190.00 

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40.
Hurley, George and Hurley, Suzanne  
Shipwrecks and Rescues Along the Barrier Islands of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia
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Publisher: The Donning Company Publishers, 1984 Norfolk, VA.
ISBN: 0898653886 Book. Book condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Hardcover Signed by BOTH authors 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall A book plate attached to the front inside cover notes this book as "A limited edition of 2000 of which this is number 1818. The book plate is signed by both George and Suzanne Hurley. "This is a story of islands and shipwrecks and heroes. It is an attempt to record and document a part of a colorful segment of the historical heritage that has been left to those who live on the coastal archipelago of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The era we emphasized was the post-Civil War period, a time when sailing vessels were considered to be the most practical and economical means of transportation. Our research involved the United States Life-Saving Service, which preceded the U.S. Coast Guard. Perhaps the most dramatic scene which caught our imagination and best explains the spirit of this work was a very old portrait of the Assateague Beach Life-Saving Station during the 1870s. The scene shows the living room of that federal station on a typically cold and stormy winter night. The surfmen are gathered around a wood-burning stove in a dimly lamp-lit room. All of the men are focusing their attention on the entry door which is ajar, and the windblown figure of a surfman who has been patrolling the beach is standing in the entranceway shouting excitedly, 'Wreck in the offing!' Several generations have now grown up along the Eastern Shore without ever hearing the dreadful cry: 'Ship ashore!' It is hoped that these pages will recapture the spirit of an era and preserve it for the future.." Very well illustrated. 176 pages. Book is in Near Fine condition. No dust jacket.

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41.
Hurley, George and Hurley, Suzanne  
Shipwrecks and Rescues Along the Barrier Islands of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia
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Publisher: The Donning Company Publishers, 1984 Norfolk, VA.
ISBN: 0898653886 Book. Book condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Hardcover Signed by BOTH authors 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall A book plate attached to the front inside cover notes this book as "A limited edition of 2000 of which this is number 7." The book plate is signed by both George and Suzanne Hurley. "This is a story of islands and shipwrecks and heroes. It is an attempt to record and document a part of a colorful segment of the historical heritage that has been left to those who live on the coastal archipelago of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The era we emphasized was the post-Civil War period, a time when sailing vessels were considered to be the most practical and economical means of transportation. Our research involved the United States Life-Saving Service, which preceded the U.S. Coast Guard. Perhaps the most dramatic scene which caught our imagination and best explains the spirit of this work was a very old portrait of the Assateague Beach Life-Saving Station during the 1870s. The scene shows the living room of that federal station on a typically cold and stormy winter night. The surfmen are gathered around a wood-burning stove in a dimly lamp-lit room. All of the men are focusing their attention on the entry door which is ajar, and the windblown figure of a surfman who has been patrolling the beach is standing in the entranceway shouting excitedly, 'Wreck in the offing!' Several generations have now grown up along the Eastern Shore without ever hearing the dreadful cry: 'Ship ashore!' It is hoped that these pages will recapture the spirit of an era and preserve it for the future.." Very well illustrated. 176 pages. Book is in Near Fine condition. No dust jacket.

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42.
Junger, Sebastian  
PERFECT STORM
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Publisher: W. W. Norton New York NY 1997.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Previous owner's name. ; Presents a vivid account of a history-making storm that hit the New England coast in October 1991 and the lives it changed, weaving together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and personal accounts. ; B&W Photographs; 227 pages

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43.
Junger, Sebastian  
PERFECT STORM

Publisher: Harper New York NY 2000.
Thirty-Sixth Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket; Illustrated with photographs from the movie; Mass Market PB; B&W Photographs; 301 pages

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44.
KAYLE, Allan  
Salvage of the Birkenhead

Publisher: Southern Book Publishers Johannesburg, 1990.
F First Edition A fine unread copy in a fine d.w. INSCRIBED presentation copy signed and dated.

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45.
KAYLE, Allan  
Salvage of the Birkenhead

Publisher: Southern Book Publishers Johannesburg, 1990.
F First Edition A fine unread copy in a fine d.w.

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46.
Kinder, Gary  
SHIP OF GOLD IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA
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Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press New York NY 1998.
Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. ; A painstakingly researched account of the salvaging of a steamer that sank in 1857 carrying tons of gold highlights the astonishing technological advances that established man's presence on the ocean floor.; 507 pages

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47.
Kinder, Gary  
SHIP OF GOLD IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press 1998.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Stated 1st Edition Hardcover Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 507 pages; A painstakingly researched account of the salvaging of a steamer that sank in 1857 carrying tons of gold highlights the astonishing technological advances that established man's presence on the ocean floor. 27069V

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48.
Kinder, Gary  
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly New York 1998.
Book is in fine condition in a near fine dust jacket. (xvi) 507 pages, frontis, 8vo; blue boards/black cloth. Shipwreck of U.S. Central America in 1857 carrying 600 passengers and 21 tons of gold Stated First Edition Hard Cover

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49.
KIRBY, P.R.  
The True Story of the Grosvenor East Indiaman Wrecked on the Coast of Pondoland South Africa on 4 August 1782.

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1960.
F First Edition A fine copy in the original blue and white boards (no d. w. )

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50.
Krotee, Walter and Richard  
Shipwrecks off the New Jersey Coast
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Publisher: Philadelphia (s.n.) 1965.
First printing. Octavo, Wrappers, Black & white drawings by Richard Krotee, viii, 114 pages. Condition: Good.
     A comprehensive diving guide to the locations of over 400 wrecks off the coast from Cape May to the approaches to New York Harbor. Many include details of the sinkings, cargoes aboard, etc. Indexed list including ship name, latitude of wreck, year of sinking, and depth along with FOUR (4) fold-out charts at rear. See ALBION, p. 143. Pictorial black paper covers with cloth reinforced spine. Minor edge wear, a few edge wrinkles to covers, mild foxing to textblock edges, and a slight bump to heel of spine. Complete and sturdy. Nautical & Maritime

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51.
LONEY, J.K.  
Wrecks on Victoria's South West Coast: A Survey of Incidents From the Victorian-south Australian Border to Lady Bay, Including Portland, Port Fairy, and Warrnambool

Publisher: Published By the Auhor, 1969.
F First Edition A fine copy in the original yellow thin card pictorial wrappers as issued.

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52.
Macintyre, Donald & Basil W. Bathe  
Man-of-War: A History of the Combat Vessel Preface by Edward L. Beach

Publisher: N.Y., Castle Books, [1974]. .
280 p., indexes, photos & illus. incl. color. First published in Sweden. Naval warships from the days of sail to nuclear propolsion.Stock #100,068. Good+ orange cloth boards, worn at corners/ no dj. Marine warfare, military history.

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53.
MARSH, John  
Skeleton Coast

Publisher: Marshes Books Johannesburg, 1978.
First Thus The best edition of this wartime classic, with appendix and many illustrations not previously included. A fine copy in a fine d.w.

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54.
Merideth, Lee W.  
1912 Facts About Titanic (Facts About Series).

Publisher: Mason City, IA: Savas Publishing, [1999]..
1st printing. ISBN: 1882810333 Paperback Fine condition (corners crisp, no creases, no markings). A clean, fresh copy.

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55.
Miles, Jonathan  
The Wreck of the Medusa (collectible advance uncorrected proof)

Publisher: New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007 advance uncorrected proof..
296pp. paperback 8vo: Fine.

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56.
Neider, Charles (Ed. )  
GREAT SHIPWRECKS AND CASTAWAYS

Publisher: Dorset NY 1990.
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover Previous owner's cataloging label neatly taped to spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 238 pages; 24627

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57.
Oleszewski, Wes.  
Sounds of Disaster: Great Lakes Shipwrecks.

Publisher: Gwinn, MI: Avery Color Studios, 1993..
ISBN: 9780932212764 Reprint, 1998. 136 pp. Index. As New paperback (corners crisp, no creases, no markings). Clean and fresh. A new copy. Paperback

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58.
Philbrick, Nat  
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex

Publisher: New York, Viking, c2000.
16th printing. Publisher isbn: 0670891576. 302pp. Hardcover Very good condition in very good d.j. good

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59.
PORTER, A. (Edited by)  
The Loss of the Ship Hercules 16th June 1796

Publisher: Historical Society of Port Elizabeth, 1975.
F First Edition #110 of 500 numbered copies. A fine unread copy in the original red thin card printed wrappers as issued.

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60.
Robertson, Dougal, 1924-1991  
Survive the Savage Sea

Publisher: Bantam Books, NY [August 1974].
250 p., map, text illus. & diagrams throughout, photos;18 cm. Their 19-ton , 53-foot schooner 'Lucette' rammed by orcas & quickly sunk off Fernandina, six people survive 38 days on a raft before rescue.Stock# 39,332. Good/ paper covers a bit scuffed, ink owner's name. Shipwreck, survival, Pacific Ocean.

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61.
Russell, W. Clark (William), 1844-1911  
The Wreck of the Grosvenor. An Account of the Mutiny of the Crew and the Loss of the Ship when trying to make the Bermudas

Publisher: NY, Macmillan, 1922.
309 p., front.; 19 cm. 'Published, May, 1909.' 'Deep-Water Series. Popular Tales of the Sea.' Russell, author of a long series of nautical tales of adventure, campaigned for better conditions for sailors during the late 19th century. Stock# 39,327. Good+, navy cloth covers stamped in gold; front cover soiled, spine faded, ink owner's stamps, some light foxing/ no dj. Maritime adventure, shipwreck, Atlantic ocean voyages & travel.

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62.
Shaw, David W.  
The Sea Shall Embrace Them
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Publisher: Free Press 2002.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 1st Edition Hardcover Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 241 pages; 29680

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63.
SHAW, Frank H.  
Famous Shipwrecks

Publisher: Elkin Mathews, 1930.
F First Edition Colonial Issue. A very good copy in tghe original brown flecked cloth, spine lettering rubbed, ink inscription fep else a clean tight copy.

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64.
SHIPWRECK BROADSIDE WARATAH  
The Waratah Mystery. Insizwa Xaptain's Statement. South African News Special Edition August 14 1909

Publisher: South African News, 1909.
F First Edition A fine copy of this single sheet special news-sheet. IN it the Captain of the Insizwa is reported as stating that floating objects observed were undoubtedly bodies. The SS Waratah, sometimes referred to as Australia's Titanic, was a 500-foot (150 m) long steamship that operated between Europe and Australia in the early 1900s. In July 1909, the ship, en route from Durban to Cape Town, disappeared with 211 passengers and crew aboard. To this day, no trace of the ship has been found. On 13 August 1909 the steamship "Insizwa" reported seeing bodies off the "Bashow" (Mbashe) River

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65.
Shomette, Donald G.  
Shipwrecks on the Chesapeake: Maritime Disasters on Chesapeake Bay and Its Tributaries, 1608-1978
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Publisher: Tidewater Publishers, 1983 Centreville, MD.
ISBN: 087033283x Book. Book condition: Very Good. Very Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall "For many, the Chesapeake Bay has an aura of historical romance and high adventure. Like the great Atlantic Ocean of which it is an extension, the Bay also has its dark and treacherous aspect. For ages men have explored its shores and harvested the incredible bounty of its aquatic life, but also they have had to suffer the consequences of the destructive forces which it unleashes all too frequently. Marine archaeologist Donald G. Shomette shares, in this book, his fascination with those tragedies and disasters which occurred in the Bay and its tidewater region over a 370-year period. Using material from contemporary accounts, he dramatically highlights these episodes while emphasizing the poignant human interest side in every incident. Of particular note is a chapter describing the authors own involvement in an underwater diving exploration to uncover the remains of the New Jersey, which sank in the Bay in 1870. Of a different sort, and jarring in its impact on a modern reader (who assumes that such catastrophes have become obsolete by new technology), is the chapter describing the collision in 1978 of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga and the Argentinean freighter Santa Cruz II. Using the testimony from the Coast Guard's Marine Casualty Report, Shomette graphically relates the confusion of the fateful voyage and the hectic moments before impact. The text is liberally illustrated, and there is an extensive, detailed chronology of all known disasters on the Bay." xii + 324 pages with index. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Dust jacket is in VERY GOOD condition.

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66.
Shomette, Donald G.  
Shipwrecks on the Chesapeake: Maritime Disasters on Chesapeake Bay and Its Tributaries, 1608-1978
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Publisher: Tidewater Publishers, Inc., 1994 Centreville, MD.
ISBN: 087033283x Book. Book condition: Good to Very Good. Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall For many, the Chesapeake Bay has an aura of historical romance and high adventure. Like the great Atlantic Ocean of which it is an extension, the Bay also has its dark and treacherous aspect. For ages men have explored its shores and harvested the incredible bounty of its aquatic life, but also they have had to suffer the consequences of the destructive forces which it unleashes all too frequently. Marine archaeologist Donald G. Shomette shares, in this book, his fascination with those tragedies and disasters which occurred in the Bay and its tidewater region over a 370-year period. Using material from contemporary accounts, he dramatically highlights these episodes while emphasizing the poignant human interest side in every incident. Of particular note is a chapter describing the authors own involvement in an underwater diving exploration to uncover the remains of the New Jersey, which sank in the Bay in 1870. Of a different sort, and jarring in its impact on a modern reader (who assumes that such catastrophes have become obsolete by new technology), is the chapter describing the collision in 1978 of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga and the Argentinean freighter Santa Cruz II. Using the testimony from the Coast Guard's Marine Casualty Report, Shomette graphically relates the confusion of the fateful voyage and the hectic moments before impact. The text is liberally illustrated, and there is an extensive, detailed chronology of all known disasters on the Bay." xii + 324 pages with index. Book is in GOOD or better condition. Dust jacket is in GOOD condition; shelfwear.

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67.
Simpson, Colin Illustrator: Illustrated by Black and White Photos  
LUSITANIA Finally the Startling Truth About One of the Most Fateful of allDisasters of the Sea
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Publisher: Little Brown & Co. Boston, MA 1972.
Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges; A correspondent for the London Sunday Times unfolds the events surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania, presenting startling evidence about the role of British and American officials in this disaster.; 303 pages

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68.
Simpson, Colin Illustrator: Illustrated by Black and White Photos  
LUSITANIA Finally the Startling Truth About One of the Most Fateful of allDisasters of the Sea
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Publisher: Little Brown & Co. Boston, MA 1972.
Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges; A correspondent for the London Sunday Times unfolds the events surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania, presenting startling evidence about the role of British and American officials in this disaster.; 303 pages

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69.
Simpson, Colin Illustrator: Illustrated by Black and White Photos  
LUSITANIA Finally the Startling Truth About One of the Most Fateful of allDisasters of the Sea

Publisher: Little Brown & Co. Boston, MA 1972.
First US Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges; A correspondent for the London Sunday Times unfolds the events surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania, presenting startling evidence about the role of British and American officials in this disaster.

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70.
Slocum, Captain Victor, Illustrated by: Rosner, Charles  
Castaway Boats

Publisher: Lee Furman New York 1938.
311 pages, color frontis, b/w illustrations by Charles Rosner, maps by the author, blue illustrated endpapers, 8vo, blue boards, Very good, small dent top cover edge, front inner hinge broken but book still tright; dust jacket good, marked "Sheridan House" with Sheridan House ads, edgewear Hard Cover

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71.
SMITH, John  
Condemned at Stanley. Notes and Sketches on the Hulks and Wrecks at Port Stanley Falkland Islands.

Publisher: National Maritime Historical Society Washington, 1973.
F First U S Edition A fine copy in the original pictorial wrappers as issued. Warmly inscribed and signed by the author.

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72.
SMITH, John  
Condemned at Stanley. Notes and Sketches on the Hulks and Wrecks at Port Stanley Falkland Islands.

Publisher: Printed at St. Mary's Press Stanley Falkland Islands, 1969.
F First Edition A fine copy in the original pictorial wrappers as issued. The rare original printing.

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73.
Snow, Edward Rowe  
Storms and Shipwrecks of New England

Publisher: The Yankee Publishing Company Boston 1944.
Second Edition Near fine in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the front board and on the spine with a prior owner's name neatly written on the front paste down. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with modest rubbing and flecking of the colors at the upper edge of the spine area. Signed by the author on the title page. 354 numbered pages containing an extensive list o f Southern New England shipwrecks, an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with numerous maps and black and white photographs. With the folded map of the Boston Harbor and Cape Cod Bay laid-in at the front of the book.Our code number = TB23856

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74.
Stackpole, Edouard A.  
Life Saving Nantucket
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Publisher: Nantucket Life Saving Museum, 1972 Nantucket Isloand, MA.
Book. Book condition: Very Good. Good to Very Good. Hardcover 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall "Nantucket, situated off the coast of Cape Cod, along the former route of coastwise commerce, literally is surrounded by shoals extending well beyond its shores. The toll of wrecks grew as Nantucket Sound became more and more a maritime highway and disasters continued well into this century until the opening of the Cape Cod Canal diverted coastwise vessels from the course around the Cape. Exploits of nantucket life savers include exciting stories. The closely-knit character of the island community brought a unique touch to these events. In early days volunteer crews responded to calls for rescue. This custom continued through the many years after the Massachusetts Human Society erected 'Houses of Refuge' on the island shores and placed lifeboats there. A tradition in the life saving activities of Nantucket was established in which certain families and individuals became closely associated with rescues. After many years of volunteer rescue work, life saving on Nantucket entered a new phase with the establishment of the government station in 1874. From the first, the keepers and crews of life saving stations were selected from the boatsmen of Nantucket. Sons and grandsons were represented in the rosters of local stations carrying on the tradition. At the time the United States Coast Guard was created and absorbed the life saving service, most crew members were islanders who continued in government employ. Life for crews alternated between boredom of long watches, alternate beach and launching drills and tower lookouts. Surfmen warned ships approaching dangerous waters. When a wreck was discovered there was a fe3verish response, the long row through rough seas or the breeches buoy operations. These are moments when training and drills were the difference between success and failure. The closely-knit character of Nantucket itself was reflected in the life of the stations. Pride in family connections was a strong part of the story. Some features of the unusual linking of Nantucket with life saving deserve recounting. This is why this narrative is written." Illustrated. 295 pages. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Some discoloration to dust jacket; thus, GOOD to VERY GOOD condition.

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75.
Stilgoe, John R.  
Lifeboat

Publisher: Charlottesville, University of Virginia Press, c2003.
First printing. Publisher isbn: 0813922216. 325pp. 25 cm. Hardcover Very good condition in very good d.j. good Signed by the author

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