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1 Andrews, Lewis M., Jr. Tempest, Fire and Foe: Destroyer Escorts in World War II and the Men Who Manned Them.
Charleston, SC: Narwhal Press, (1999). First Edition. 
Signed by the Author. Quarto, softbound, xv, 463 pp. Photos, maps, illustrations. Very Good; spine creased. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Bixby, William. The Imnpossible Journey of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1960). 
Octavo, white cloth (hardcover), viii, 207 pp. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. From jacket: After years of careful preparation the world's most experienced antarctic explorer was headed into the most dramatic adventure of his life. Sir Ernest Shackleton had a carefully picked crew and a stout, well-outfitted ship, the Endurance. But there was no radio, the world was at war, and the ship was doomed. At the edge of the Antarctic Continent it became hopelessly jammed in the ice, and after months of immobility it was crushed and sunk. Then began the impossible journey. On ice floes, in three tiny boats, the crew worked their way against terrible suffering and hardships across the Antarctic Sea. This book tells the story of Shackleton's incredible trip from the Antarctic Continent towards survival. This is adventure at its best, a true account of a heroic journey. It is a tribute to Shackleton's leadership, to his crew's ability to fight for survival and to one of the greatest adventures in modern history. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Bjorkelund, Leif M. and E. H. Kongshavn. Vare Gamle Skip: Skipshistorisk billedbok for Haugesund, Kopervik og Skudeneshavn.
Lokalhistorisk stiftelse, 1996. 
Quarto, hardcover (blue, b&w photo illus. boards), 543 pp. Fine (As New). 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Bragdon, Roger Weare. Down-Easter: Building a Model of the Benjamin F. Packard.
Manchester, ME: Falmouth Publishing House, (1954). First Edition. 
Octavo, tan boards (hardcover), tan boards (hardcover), 110 pp. Near-Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Brooke, George M., Jr. John M. Brooke, Naval Scientest and Educator.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, (1980). 
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 372 pp. Near-Fine, with a tape repaired dust jacket (still, attractive). From dust jacket: The character of the navies of the world changed enormously during the nineteenth century: steam supplanted sail, iron replaced wood, ordnance was improved. John Mercer Brooke, who entered the United States Navy in 1841, was both a witness and key contributor to this evolution. While in the navy he distinguished himself first as a naval scientist and designer. He invented an effective deep-sea sounding lead which eventually made possible the laying of the Atlantic cable. Later, he led major explorations of the North Pacific Ocean and the coast of Jpana. Finally, he enjoyed the distinction of escorting the first Japanese embassy across the Pacific to the United States. In 1861 Brooke resigned his comission. During the Civil War he designed improved ordnance and armored warships for the Confederacy and quickly rose to the position of chief of ordnance and hydrography. Powerful Brooke rifled cannons pounded the federal ships and armies. The formidable ironclad Virginia (Merrimack) that he designed spelled the doom of many wooden gunboats... 
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6 Brownlee, Walter. Warrior: The First Modern Battleship. With a Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh K.G., K.T.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, [1985]. 
Signed by the Author (Twice). Square octavo, paperbound (stapled, stiff full-color illus. wrappers), 48 pp. Very Good+, with light rubbing to covers. Illustrated with numerous photos, drawings. The HMS Warrior marks the most importatn turning point in the whole history of the evolution of the warship. Her design straddles the sail and steam eras; she was a fully rigged sailing ship but she also had steam driven machinery; she had broadside batteries some of the guns had rifled barrels; her hull was iron and armoured but the sailors lived in similar conditions to those of Nelson's day. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Burstyn, Harold L. At the Sign of the Quadrant: An Account of the Contributions to American Hydrography made by Edmund March Blunt and his Sons.
Mystic, Connecticut: The Marine Historical Association, Inc., 1957. First Edition. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, illus. printed wrappers), 119 pp. Very Good+, with light rubbing to wrappers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Cabal, Juan. Piracy and Pirates, A History. Translated from the Spanish by James Cleugh.
Jarrolds London, (1957). 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), 246 pp. Good+, with sunned spine and edgewear, neat former-owner stamps and light foxing (age darkened spotting). From Preface: THese stories have been arranged in chronological order and contain references to the history of their periods. They constitute, accordingly, something in the nature of a summary, in broad outline, of the history of piracy in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Ocean and the West Indies, from the earliest times until its decline in the eighteenth century. The book is intended for all those people whose admiration of the heroes of adventure by sea is mainly stimulated by fanciful tales. The present collection, it is hoped, will induce them to study the actual deeds on which their favourite yarns are based. Apart from the dialogue, which has been introduced to make the information imparted more readable and interesting, the material used in the following pages has been taken from serious hisotries which, like those of Chatterton, Hurd, Maring and Philip Gosse, have been particularly concerned with all matters relating in any way to the activities of pirates. The sources most often drawn on have therefore been British in orogin, naturally enough, seeing that two-thirds at least of all the books which have ever been written on this subject come from Britain, owing to the passionate devotion felt by the inhabitatnts of that country to maritime affairs. Yet we Spaniards, too, remember the decisive part played by Spain in opening up the ocean routes and waging war against the naval tyranny of the Crescent, which we finally crushed at the battle of epanto. There can be no disputing the fascination of the lives of the pirates and that of the exploits of our indomitable seamen, who opposed them. The author has done his best to deal with them as they deserve. 
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9 Connolly, John B. Underway: Tour of a Tin Can Soldier.
Baton Rouge, LA: John B. Connolly, 1990. First Edition. 
Octavo, softbound, iii, 291, [i] pp. Photos. Very Good; upper front corner badly bumped. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Davis, Charles G. The Ship Model Buider's Assistant. Illustrated by the Author.
New York: Dover Publications, Inc., [1988]. Unabridged Dover republication of the edition published by The Marine Research Society, Salem, MA, 1926. 
Octavo, softbound, vi, 275 pp. Illustrated. Very Good+, with slight edgewear. “Indispensable for the serious model builder, this book offers hobbyists a true understanding of the masting, rigging, and most important fittings of American clipper ships and packet ships of the Great Age of Sail. It also represents a treasury of important information for naval social historians, sailing enthusiasts and students of Americana. Enhanced with over 270 clear, detailed drawings of ships' components, this volume gives the model builder a deep understanding of the workings of a fully rigged and appointed sailing ship....He includes as well invaluable tables and lists of data that offer opportunities to compare viatl statistics on rigging, masting and more.” 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 De Long, Harriet Tracy. Pacific Schooner: Wawona. Foreword by M. S. Kline.
Bellevue, Washington: Documentary Book Publishers Corporation, (1985). 
Folio, paperbound (stiff, full-color illus. wrappers), xiii 158 pp. Very Good+, with wear to spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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12 Deane, Anthony. Nelson's Favourite: HMS Agamemnon at War 1781-1809.
Caxton Editions, (2003). 
Octavo, slick full-color illus. boards (hardcover), 320 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Dunn, Laurence. Merchant Ships of the World, 1910-1929, in Color.
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., [1975]. First American Edition. 
Small octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 215 pp. Full-color plates. Very Good+, with light edgewear and foxing (age darkening) to endpapers, in a Near-Fine dust jacket with slight edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Eddy, Howard H. Squared Away for Cape Horn.
Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc., (2000). First Edition, First Printing. 
Signed & Inscribed by the Author. Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 143 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: Like many youngsters, Howard H. Eddy dreamed of a life on the high seas as a boy spending summers at Martha's Vineyard... Squared Away for Cape Horn presents Eddy's personal journal from 1938-1939 as he sailed around the world, working on a sailing ship as an apprentice and earning an education that college couldn't give him. The pages of this diary comprise a compelling portrait of a young man thrown into a situation that is completely disparate from the comfortable life he led on land. As such, Eddy takes you on the voyage with him to reveal the struggles, large and small, of a life on the sea. From the constant call to care for the ship and the tensions of nature, Eddy allows you to see these encounters through his eyes... 
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15 Enoksen, Arne Mikal. Med Capricornus over alle have.
Arne-Mikal Enoksen, n.d. 
Royal octavo, blue leatherette (hardcover), silver letters & illus. to upper cover, 158 pp. Fine (As New) in a Very Good dust jacket with light edgewear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Fairchild, David. Garden Islands of the Great East: Collecting Seeds from the Philippines and Netherlands India in the Junk “Cheng Ho.”
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. 
Signed and inscribed by the author. Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), silver letters, map illus. endpapers, xiv + 239 pp. Very Good, with two former-owner bookplates, one to title page which has caused a small chip to frontispiece (it seems to be a result of paste from bookplate); in a Fair dust jacket with edgewear that includes several large chips. From dust jacket: ...Dr. Fairchild and his party were probably the last Americans to visit such places as Celebes and the Moluccas before the Japanese tide rolled over the islands of the Great East. The story of the expedition, its adventures and its finds is told with the quiet humor, the simple sincerity, and the touches of philosophy that are so endearing to Dr. Fairchild's readers and make him so real a figure even to those who know him only within the pages of his books. A flair for fine photographic effects is very much in evidence in the illustrations, which add greatly to the reader's pleasure in this book as a fine thing to own. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Fay, Charles Edey. Mary Celeste: The Odyssey of an Abandoned Ship.
Salem: Peabody Museum, 1942. 
1st trade edition. Octavo, blue cloth, [xxiii], 80, [i] pp. Photos, illus., maps, wood engraving. Near-Fine; light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Ferguson, Sir Samuel. The Forging of the Anchor, A Poem.
London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1883. 
Square octavo, illus. blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decorations, gilt edges, card-stock pages, [24] pp. Illustrated. Good+, with darkened spine and lightly soiled covers, heavy foxing (age darkened spotting) throughout. Come, see the Dolphin's Anchor forg'd -- tis at a white heat now: The bellows ceased, the flames decreased -- though on the forge's brow/The little flames still fitfully play through the sable mound/And fitfully you still may see the grim smiths ranking round, All clad in leathern panoply, their broad hands only bare; Some rest upon their sledges here, some work the windlass there. The windlass strainst the tackle chains, the black mound heaves below, And red and deep a hundred veins burst out at every throe: It rises, roars, rends all outright -- O Vulcan, what a glow! Tis blinding white, tis blasting bright -- the high sun shines not so! The high sun sees not, on the earth, such fiery fearful show; The roof-ribs swarth, the candent hearth, the ruddy lurid row/ Of smiths that stand, an ardent band, like men before the foe; As, quivering through his fleece of flame, the sailing monster slow/Sinks on the anvil -- all about, the faces fiery grow. Hurrah! they shout, leap out -- leap out; bang, bang, the sledges go; Hurrah! the jetting lightnings are hissing high and low -- a hailing fount of fire is struck at every squashing blow... 
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19 Footner, Geoffrey M. USS Constellation: From Frigate to Sloop of War.
Annapolis, Maryland; Naval Institute Press, (2003). First Edition. 
Royal octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xiii + 367 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: Built in Baltimore in 1797 under orders from President George Washington, USS Constellation is one of America's first warships, and according to this new study, it remains the nation's oldest surviving war ship. With this book, wooden shipbuilding authroity Geoffrey M. Footner believes he has put to rest a decades-old controversy among naval historians, the U.S. Navy, local governments, and various historic ship foundations. He argues that though greatly modified since it was built by David Stodder, the ship now berthed in Baltimore's Inner Harbor is indeed the original Constellation. His well-documented study offers what many believe to be the final word on Constellation's provenance. Tracing the ship's complicated history from frigate to sloop of war, Footner examines Constellation's exciting operations and her four rebuilds, including Navy Chief Constructor John Lenthall's extensive redesign in 1853... 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 FreeHand, Julianna. A Seafaring Legacy: The Photographs, Diaries, Letters and Memorabilia of a Maine Sea Captain and His Wife, 1859-1908.
New York: Random House, [1981]. First Edition, As Stated. 
Oblong quarto, brown cloth & boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 210 pp. Fine, in a Very Good+ dust jaket with sunning. “Tucked away in musty cartons, packed up and gathering dust in attics and closets in Yarmouth, Maine, Juliana FreeHand found a treasure: the letters, diaries, photographs and assorted memorabilia of Sumner and Alice Drinkwater, a nineteenth century Yankee sea captain and his wife. It was a treasure that vividly recorded what it was like to live one of America's most enduring legends -- a life at sea...What emerged from this material was a portrait of life on a down-easter, the ship developed after the Yankee clipper. Also illuminated is the daily existence of a New England village, the births and deaths, the worries about old friends in storms at sea, the satisfactions of farming and putting a little something by. But perhaps the most moving aspect of these papers is that they bring to light a beautiful love story...The narrative into which Mrs. FreeHand has woven these entries is rich and informative, drawing upon historical sources and the memories of local Maine people...Many of the pictures in the book are printed from the original glass-plate photographs that Sumner and Alice took. This book is itself a marvelous American document.” 
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