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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 Barrett, J. Lee. Speed Boat Kings: 25 Years of International Speedboating.
Ann Arbor: Historical Society of Michigan, 1986. Reprint of the 1939 edition. 
Octavo, gilt-stamped brown cloth (hardcover), 143 pp. Photos. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 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. 
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4 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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5 Bowen, John and Martin Robson; editors. 2010 Shipwright: The International Annual of Maritime History & Ship Modelmaking.
London: Conway, (2009). First Edition. 
Quarto, red boards (hardcover), 208 pp. Color photos throughout, illus., plans. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Bowen, John and Martin Robson; editors. 2011 Shipwright: The International Annual of Maritime History & Ship Modelmaking.
London: Conway, (2010). First Edition. 
Quarto, red boards (hardcover), 208 pp. Color photos throughout, illus., plans. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 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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8 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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9 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. 
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10 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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11 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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Carrick, Robert W. and Richard Henderson. John G. Alden and His Yacht Designs. Foreword by Donald G. Parrot. Introduction by Olin J. Stephens II.
Camden, Maine: International Marine, (1995). 
Tall octavo, softbound, xvi, [ii], 445 pp. Photos, plans. Near-Fine; former-owner namestamp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Chapelle, Howard I. The American Fishing Schooners, 1825-1935. Foreword by Jon Wilson.
New York: W. W. Norton, (1994). 
Octavo, gray cloth (hardcover), 690 pp. Photos., plans. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 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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15 Culler, R. D. Skiffs and Schooners.
Camden, Maine: International Marine Publishing, (1974). 
Quarto, cloth (hardcover), 197 pp. Photos., plans. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 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.” 
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17 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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18 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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19 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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20 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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