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The Wreckers: A Story of Killing Seas and Plundered Shipwrecks, from the 18th-Century to the Present Day

By: Bathurst, Bellia

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 047677

ISBN: 0618416773

Condition: Fine


Orange and gray paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket as issued. xxv,326 pp., illus. View more info

The Mallorys of Mystic: Six Generations in American Maritime Enterprise

By: Baughman, James P.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Middletown, CT, Wesleyan University Press for the Marine Historical Association: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044458

ISBN: 081954048X

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, gilt on burgundy title panel on upper spine. Slightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, a few minor spots on top text block edge. xviii,496 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Pictorial dust jacket is somewhat toned and lightly soiled, with 3" separation along upper rear joint, now in mylar. View more info

Maps - Buffalo Harbor, 1804-1964 [SIGNED]

By: Baxter, Henry H., and Erik Heyl

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Lower Lakes Marine Chapter of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035095

Condition: Very Good


Booklet, stiff orange illus. wraps. Mild shelf/handling wear. Signed by co-author Baxter on lower main title, dated 19 Oct. 1965. 38 pp., illus. w/ 15 maps, most double-page. Deaccessioned from the Harry L. Rinker canal collection. Scarce. View more info

Cape Henlopen Lighthouse and Delaware Breakwater [SIGNED]

By: Beach, John W.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Dover, DE, John W. Beach [Printed by Dover Litho Printing Co.]: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 048789

ISBN: B005QY5B72

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED. Stiff pictorial wraps. 4th ptg. (revised): 1993. Signed by author on main title, full signature, no inscription or date. Two stress creases along square binding, otherwise only slight shelf wear. View more info

Boat-Building and Boating

By: Beard, D. C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1923

Seller ID: 015433

Condition: Good


Tan illus. cloth. Soiled cloth, with moderate shelf wear, rear board slightly warped. Endpapers and text block edges somewhat soiled, interior clean. ix,190 pp., illus. Scarce vintage reprint; originally published in 1911. No longer the most attractive copy, but with no major defects, wear typical of its age, acceptable reference copy. View more info

The Bridges: Chesapeake and Ohio National Monument, Historic Structures Report - Part II, Historical Data Section [Chesapeake & Ohio Canal: The Bridges]

By: Bearss, Edwin C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Division of History, Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation, National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior: 1968

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 035007

Condition: Very Good


Orange wraps, lettered/illus. in black. Modest shelf/handling wear, text block edges a bit thumbed. [i],iv,v,156 pp., 29 illus. at rear including one plate grouping and (23) b&w photographs, printed on rectos only. Original edition, not a modern POD. View more info

Long Island Shore Diver: A Diver's Guide to Long Island's Beach Dives [2nd Edition]

By: Berg, Daniel

Price: $6.95

Publisher: East Rockaway, NY, Aqua Explorers: 1992

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 048671

ISBN: 0961616776

Condition: Fine


Stiff color pictorial wraps. Mere hints of shelf wear, essentially as issued. 96 pp., illus. View more info

Seascapes of Belgian Painters Born Between 1750 and 1875

By: Berko, P., and V. Berko, w/ N. Hostyn; A. Schlim (fwd.)

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Knokke-Zoute, Belgium, Editions Laconti: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022656

ISBN: 2870008023

Condition: Fine


Light green cloth, lettered in gold foil. Oblong format. As issued. Dust jacket shows very slight shelf wear, virtually as issued, now in archival mylar. 199 pp., illus. in color, b&w. View more info

Sunup to Sundown: Watermen of the Chesapeake [SIGNED]

By: Blackistone, Mick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Acropolis Books Ltd.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017835

ISBN: 087491891X

Condition: Fine


Dark blue 1/4 cloth, blue paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. 224 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Dust jacket mildly rubbed at spine extremities and corners, now in mylar. Signed by author on front flyleaf, dated Jan. 1989. Uncommon. View more info

Sunup to Sundown: Watermen of the Chesapeake

By: Blackistone, Mick

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Acropolis Books Ltd.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021582

ISBN: 087491891X

Condition: Near Fine


Dark blue 1/4 cloth, blue paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. 224 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Dust jacket rubbed along edges and corners, now in mylar. Uncommon. View more info

Sailing and Small Craft Down the Ages

By: Bloomster, Edgar L.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Annapolis, MD, United States Naval Institute: 1940

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 043265

ISBN: B00E7OG9ZA

Condition: Fine


Dark blue buckram, front panel device and spine panel lettering in gilt. As issued. Nov. 1957 ptg. xi,280 pp., Slight toning to endpapers, otherwise nearly as issued. Illus. dust jacket is mildly toned along spine panel, with slight rubbing to head of spine, now in mylar. View more info

Canals

By: Boardman, Fon W., Jr.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Henry Z. Walck, Inc.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035009

Condition: Near Fine


Light green cloth, lettered in dark blue. Slightly tanned along edges, light shelf wear. Dust jacket shows three 1/2" closed tears with associated creasing along top front edge, some rubbing to corners and spine extremities, price clipped front flap, now in mylar. 139 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs and drawings. Deaccessioned from the Harry L. Rinker canal collection. View more info

Pirate Laureate: The Life and Legends of Captain Kidd

By: Bonner, Willard Hallam

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012395

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, lettered in gold foil. Small areas of light paper residue at top of both panels, otherwise almost as issued. xvi,239 pp. Dust jacket shows chipped spine extremities and loss from apparent insect chewing along front flap fold (no damage to cloth). View more info

The Bulletin from Johnny Cake Hill Autumn 1965: A Whaleman's Sketchbook

By: Bowditch, George, and Philip F. Purrington (editors); Howard P. Nash, Jr. (asst. editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Bedford, MA, Old Dartmouth Historical Society: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028318

Condition: Near Fine


Illus. wraps. Light shelf wear. 40 pp., illus. View more info

Ships For All ["Books For All"Series]

By: Bowen, Frank C.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London and Melbourne, Ward, Lock and Co.:

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 015437

Condition: Very Good


Stated 2nd edition, undated. Brown cloth, ruled and lettered in black. Modestly rubbed corners and spine extremities. Cracked front hinge, otherwise firm binding. Endpapers lightly foxed, text block edges a bit soiled, interior clean. 384 pp., b&w plates. View more info

The Kedge-Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistant, Appertaining to the Practical Evolutions of Modern Seamanship, Rigging, Knotting, Splicing, Blocks, Purchases, Running-Rigging, and Other Miscellaneous Matters, Applicable to Ships of War and Others - Illustrated with Seventy Engravings [4th Edition - 1849 with several original pencil sketches]

By: Brady, William, Sailing Master, U.S.N.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, William Brady [Published by the Author]: 1849

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 040328

Condition: Good


Unrestored original binding in brown cloth, bordered in blind. Spine panel lacking, amateurishly repaired with some sort of vintage glazed black cloth tape. Some mottling/spotting to cloth, rubbed edges with exposure at corners. 400 pp., illus. w/ full page engravings and others set within text. Fascinating provenance is documented on front endsheets, with flyleaf showing vintage gift inscription (in pencil) from Capt. O. C. Spencer to W. J. Spencer, dated 1865 (also W. J. Spencer's name-stamp); vintage signature (also in pencil) of Capt. Gifford, yacht Sea Drift, New York, 1872; vintage s... View more info

A Tugman's Sketchbook: Pen and Ink Impressions of New York Harbor and the Ships That Use It -- Big and Small [SIGNED]

By: Braynard, Frank O.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tuckahoe, NY, John de Graff, Inc.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author and Artist

Seller ID: 032784

Condition: Fine


Mustard-tan cloth, lettered in brown. As issued. Illus. dust jacket shows slight shelf wear, spine panel somewhat tanned and with surface rubbing slightly affecting lettering, now in archival mylar. 143 pp., illus. Inscribed by author/artist on front flyleaf "With best wishes," generic inscription, full signature. Collector-grade copy showing only slight cosmetic blemishes. View more info

A Check List of the Paintings, Drawings and Prints at the Kendall Whaling Museum

By: Brewington, M. V.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Sharon, MA, Kendall Whaling Museum: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030618

Condition: Near Fine


Tan wraps, lettered/illus. in dark blue. Light shelf wear, covers slightly age-toned. 58 pp., illus. w/ 14 plates at rear. A few notations/corrections in pencil, otherwise unmarked. View more info

Steam and Sail:in Britain and North America: 80 Photographs Mainly from the National Maritime Museum Depicting British and North American Naval, Merchant, and Special Purpose Vessels of the Period of Transition from Sail to Steam

By: Brock, P. W.; Greenhill, Basil

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Pyne Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023970

ISBN: 0878610448

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Small "C.1" in ink at top corner of front flyleaf, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket shows very slight edge wear, virtually as issued, now in archival mylar. 112 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. View more info

Autos on the Water: A History of the Great Lakes Automobile Carriers

By: Brough, Lawrence A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Newark and Columbus, OH, Chatham Communications: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044652

ISBN: 0910347069

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Slightly rubbed corners, nearly as issued. viii,67 pp., illus. w/ b&w photos. View more info

The Grand Canal: New York's First Thruway [Adventures in Western New York History Vol. XII (1964)]

By: Brunger, Eric, and Lionel Wyld

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035114

Condition: Near Fine


Booklet, gray printed wraps. Slight handling wear, small area of sticker residue on lower rear cover. 20 pp. Deaccessioned from the Harry L. Rinker canal collection. View more info

The Cruise of the "Cachalot": Round the World After Sperm Whales

By: Bullen, Frank T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1899

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 040845

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, lettered and with sperm whale device on front cover in gilt. Moderate shelf wear, rubbed with mild exposure at corners and spine extremities, mild binding lean. Front cover cloth is unevenly speckled, likely from moisture contact. Joints rubbed. Hinges slightly starting but firm, binding firm. xx,379 pp., 8 plates, folding map preceding main text. Interior generally clean and intact, with a light moisture mark in top margin of some leaves midway through. Gift inscription and embossed name stamp on half-title. Stated 4th impression (2nd edition). View more info

Idylls of the Sea

By: Bullen, Frank T.; J. St. Loe Strachey (intro.)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Co.: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044587

Condition: Very Good


Light green cloth, lettered in gilt, illus. in pale yellow and black. Minimally ex-library with faded call number on spine panel, book plate mounted on front fixed endsheet. Mild binding lean, minor wear, spine panel cloth modestly toned by age, text block edges somewhat dulled. xvi,266,[4] pp. View more info

The Cave Divers

By: Burgess, Robert F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Co.: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 048674

ISBN: 0396072046

Condition: Good


Teal green cloth, lettered in gold foil. Ex-library copy, typically marked/stamped, binding lean, some soiling along text block fore-edge, relatively minor wear. xiii,239 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Dust jacket nicely preserved with minor edge wear, call label on lower spine. View more info

At the Sign of the Quadrant: An Account of the Contributions to American Hydrography made by Edmund March Blunt and his Sons

By: Burstyn, Harold L.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Mystic, CT, Marine Historical Association: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024056

Condition: VG+


Publication No. 32 (July 1957). Booklet, tan wraps. Mild shelf wear, a few minor spots of soiling on front cover, slightly chipped at head of spine. 119 pp., illus. View more info