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Ships & the Sea

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Ships & the Sea

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The Bounty: the True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, Alexander, Caroline
1 Alexander, Caroline The Bounty: the True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
New York, New York Viking Press 2003 067003133x / 9780670031337 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
491 pp, indexed well illustrated w photos and maps. Light soil and rub on edges, DJ corner snagged and lightly scuffed. Alexander's work is destined to become the definitive, enthralling history of a great seafaring adventure. (Publishers Weekly) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Shiyak! : Misadventures of the Schooner Lottie Bennett the Last Windjammer Voyage to Alaskan Salmon Waters, Anderson, Tom
2 Anderson, Tom Shiyak! : Misadventures of the Schooner Lottie Bennett the Last Windjammer Voyage to Alaskan Salmon Waters
Fairfax, California Windship Pr 1988 0961947497 / 9780961947491 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Clean bright copy. ; 1st edition NF; 325 pg. , illustrated, w Appendices: A: Eskimo Language, B: Glossary, C: Newspaper Accounts; Map end-pages, very light shelf wear, DJ w front photo, orange lettering, not clipped, worn on all extremities w small chips and tears, edges rubbed, moisture stained inside flap head, In Mylar cover. True account of the authors voyage into the Bering Sea, with a commercial fishing boat and crew of some questionable repute.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 14.40 USD
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Deep Sea Explorer: the Story of Robert Ballard, Discoverer of the Titanic, Archbold, Rick
3 Archbold, Rick Deep Sea Explorer: the Story of Robert Ballard, Discoverer of the Titanic
Scranton, Pennsylvania Scholastic 1994 0590472321 / 9780590472326 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Clean bright copy. ; 1st/1st, 141 pg. , illus.. Throughout w b/w photos, further reading list, glossary, indexed; HB, Ex-lib ray (discard) minimal markings, single stamp on ffep, name blocked out inside cover, label on spine. A biography of the man who, in 1985, led a team that discovered the final resting place of the doomed ship, Titanic.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Mutiny of the Bounty ;  An Illustrated Edition of Sir John Barrow's Original Account  An Illustrated Edition of Sir John Barrow's Original Account, Barrow, John & Gavin Kennedy
4 Barrow, John & Gavin Kennedy The Mutiny of the Bounty ; An Illustrated Edition of Sir John Barrow's Original Account An Illustrated Edition of Sir John Barrow's Original Account
D. R. Godine 1980 0879233435 / 9780879233433 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First Edition Hardcover in green cloth boards in VG unmarked in VG jacket with Protective cover. " In April 1789, her crew mutinied near the Friendly Islands and set the commander, William Bligh, and several companions adrift on the ocean in an open boat. The mutineers took Tahitian wives and settled on an uninhabited and virtually unknown island where twenty years later one survivor and many of their descendents were discovered. Bligh, himself, safely navigated his boat-load of starving shipmates thousands of miles across the ocean to Timor. " ; 9.70 X 6.60 X 0.80 inches; 208 pp pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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A Ship Modelmaker's Manual, Bowen, John Langford
5 Bowen, John Langford A Ship Modelmaker's Manual
New York Arco Pub 1982 0668055871 / 9780668055871 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
192 pages. Illustrated. Index. Clean straight copy, light edge tone else Fine. From the back: Modellers looking for guidance in basic construction techniques usually have no trouble finding what they need to know in print, but detailed material on such aspects as hull forms, shipboard structures and ships' fittings are another matter. (This book) fills the gaps. Alphabetically presented in this fully illustrated coatalog, in-depth information covers anchors, bollards and fairleads, davits, derricks, funnels, hatches, lifeboats, masts, propellers and winches. Extended entries highlight common modelmaking problems including methods of propulsion, plans for ship models, hull constructions and choice of timber. Terminology; sources; bibliography; index. ; 9.50 X 7.30 X 1.10 inches; 192 pp pages 
Price: 25.20 USD
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The Gigantic Book of Sailing Stories, Brennan, Stephen
6 Brennan, Stephen The Gigantic Book of Sailing Stories
Skyhorse Publishing 2008 1602392099 / 9781602392090 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in gray boards in Near Fine unmarked in Near Fine jacket with Protective cover.; 9.30 X 7.90 X 2.20 inches; 800 pp pages 
Price: 16.20 USD
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Sailing Boats of the World, Budd, Rhonda
7 Budd, Rhonda Sailing Boats of the World
Great Britain Prentice Hall 1974 013786129x / 9780137861293 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
1237 pages. Sailing Boats of the World is the only guide to cover all types of sailboats. Over 1800 classes of offshore racers, cruisers, weekenders, day-sailers, general purpose and racing dinghies, and even skimmers and sailing surfboards are listed with all necessary information. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 22.50 USD
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An American Seafarer in the Age of Sail ;  The Erotic Diaries of Philip C. Van Buskirk, 1851-1870  The Erotic Diaries of Philip C. Van Buskirk, 1851-1870, Burg, Barry Richard
8 Burg, Barry Richard An American Seafarer in the Age of Sail ; The Erotic Diaries of Philip C. Van Buskirk, 1851-1870 The Erotic Diaries of Philip C. Van Buskirk, 1851-1870
Yale University Press 1994 0300056370 / 9780300056372 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in white boards in Fine unmarked in Fine jacket with Protective cover. " Philip C. Van Buskirk enlisted in the US Marines in 1846 at the age of 12, and from 1851 he recorded his experiences and thoughts in a diary. The author of this book draws on the diaries of Van Buskirk to paint a picture of life in 19th-century America. " ; 9.55 X 6.50 X 0.90 inches; 238 pp pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Sea around Us, Carson, Rachel L.
9 Carson, Rachel L. The Sea around Us
New York Oxford University Press 1951 Fourth Printing Hardcover (Original Cloth) Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Beautiful, clean, square, tight copy, 4th printing, very light edge wear, decorative end -pages. DJ remains bright but the edges are tattered, now in new Mylar. A very nice copy. A groundbreaking work in nonfiction. Carson’s lyrical writing style and scientific insight landed her second book on the New York Best Sellers list for over a year. It also won the National Book Award in Nonfiction, the Burroughs Medal in nature writing, was serialized before publication winning the American Ass. Of the Advancement of Science, and in 1953 the film version won an Oscar for Best Documentary; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Standard book size"; sbf 9-15. 
Price: 16.65 USD
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Storm Passage: Alone around Cape Horn, Chiles, Webb
10 Chiles, Webb Storm Passage: Alone around Cape Horn
Westminister, Maryland Times Books 1977 0812907035 / 9780812907032 First Edition Hardback Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light edge soil, DJ - Moderate shelf wear to corners, & spine, short closed tear on the bottom end of the spine. Price Clipped. End-paper maps, 245 text pages clean and bright. From the flap: Storm Passage is Chiles legendary fulfillment of a childhood dream. At sea for 310 days aboard a 37 ft. Cutter, covering 38, 000 miles in 5 difficult passages becoming, among other firsts, the first American to round Cape Horn alone. 
Price: 19.80 USD
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The White Voyage, Christopher, John
11 Christopher, John The White Voyage
Simon & Schuster 1960 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Clean bright copy. ; NF copy BCE First published in the UK under the title of The Long Voyage Blue board w very light wear to tail and slightly cocked. Dust Wrapper has closed tears and small chips to tail, light sunning on extremities and toning on flap edges. Christopher (author of the Tripod trilogy) is dubbed the 'master of all genres the story follows the authors tradition to examine the motives and actions people take when faced with extreme circumstance. The portents are ominous as the Kreya sets sail from Dublin to Copenhagen: bad weather, discontent among the crew, suspicion and secrecy among the passengers. Then, in mountainous seas, disaster strikes: a great storm, a rudder smashed beyond repair, a mutiny - and suddenly passengers and ship's officers are left helpless on a drifting ship at the mercy of the ocean, driven inexorably north by wind and tide towards the most terrible ordeal of all. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Ghost Ship: A Cape Cod Story, Clark, Mary Higgins &  Wendell Minor
12 Clark, Mary Higgins & Wendell Minor Ghost Ship: A Cape Cod Story
New York Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2007 1416935142 / 9781416935148 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Beautufully illustrated by Wendell Minor. "In her first book for children Clark tells a story of mystery and adventure that will transport readers to a time and place beyond their imagination. Coupled with Wendell Minor's inspired paintings Ghost Ship will make a time long ago very real indeed." Publisher Blurb. ; Paula Wiseman Books; 10.10 X 9.80 X 0.40 inches; 40 pages 
Price: 16.20 USD
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Return to Treasure Island and the Search for Captain Kidd, Clifford, Barry &  Paul Perry
13 Clifford, Barry & Paul Perry Return to Treasure Island and the Search for Captain Kidd
William Morrow 2003 0060185090 / 9780060185091 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear.; 9.22 X 6.38 X 1.03 inches; 288 pp pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Around the World Alone, Colas, Alain &  J.K. Bernard
14 Colas, Alain & J.K. Bernard Around the World Alone
Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S. 1981 0812052196 / 9780812052190 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
dj has edge wear. The book is clean map of journey, photos throughout plus color photo section. ; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.30 inches; 220 pp pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas, Corner, George W.
15 Corner, George W. Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas
Temple University Press,U.S. 1972 0877220220 / 9780877220220 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover in white boards in Fine unmarked in Fine jacket with Protective cover. ; 9.60 X 6.70 X 1 inches; 319 pp pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Pieter Holm and His Tobacco Box  Marine Historical Association, No. 24, April, 1953, Crone, Ernst &  Dirk Brouwer &  Edwin Pugsley
16 Crone, Ernst & Dirk Brouwer & Edwin Pugsley Pieter Holm and His Tobacco Box Marine Historical Association, No. 24, April, 1953
Literary Licensing, LLC 2013 1258781816 / 9781258781811 Softcover Very Good 
A descriptive account of a sailor's method of determining the speed of a ship at sea in the mid-1700s.; 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.05 inches; 24 pp pages 
Price: 16.20 USD
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Treasure of Khan, Cussler, Clive and Dirk Cussler
17 Cussler, Clive and Dirk Cussler Treasure of Khan
E Rutherford, New Jersey Putnam Pub Group 2006 0399153691 / 9780399153693 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Fine in Fine DJ, First ed. , First printing, decorative map end pages, story; Dirk Pitt returns in a fast-paced adventure that takes the latter-day James Bond from a Russian lake to the sands of Mongolia in search of the treasure of Xanadu. Meanwhile, a murderous tycoon is bent on world domination, and only Pitt and his crack NUMA team can stop him. Cussler has been writing the Pitt thrillers for 30-odd years, and he has the recipe down pat. (His son, Dirk, recently has assumed the role of coauthor. ) Fans of the long-running series will hungrily gobble this dish of genre pudding, but those who find Cussler's work slick and formulaic won't discover anything here to change their minds. (David Pitt); 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 10.80 USD
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Batavia's Graveyard ;  The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny  The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny, Dash, Mike
18 Dash, Mike Batavia's Graveyard ; The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
Crown 2002 0609607669 / 9780609607664 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in white boards w blue spine, in Fine unmarked in Fine jacket with Protective cover. " It was the autumn of 1628, and the Batavia, the Dutch East India Company’s flagship, was loaded with a king’s ransom in gold, silver, and gems for her maiden voyage to Java. The Batavia was the pride of the Company’s fleet, a tangible symbol of the world’s richest and most powerful commercial monopoly. She set sail with great fanfare, but the Batavia and her gold would never reach Java, for the Company had also sent along a new employee, Jeronimus Corneliszoon, a bankrupt and disgraced man who possessed disarming charisma and dangerously heretical ideas. " ; 9.40 X 6.90 X 1.30 inches; 382 pp pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Mr. Bligh's Bad Language: Passion, Power, and Theater on the Bounty, Dening, Greg
19 Dening, Greg Mr. Bligh's Bad Language: Passion, Power, and Theater on the Bounty
West Nyack, New York Cambridge Univ. Pr 1992 0387554467 / 9780387554464 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Clean bright copy. ; NF+ in like Jacket, very light rub to tail edge. 445 pg. Illus. With map sketches, old print facsimiles Greg Dening has produced a powerful new account of an event that has helped to define our modern understandings of tyranny and resistance. His tale about Bligh and the mutineers is imaginative and learned, engaging and entertaining, much to be enjoyed by anyone interested in the society and culture of wooden ships and iron men. From the flap. 
Price: 27.00 USD
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The Undersea Adventure, Diole, Phillippe
20 Diole, Phillippe The Undersea Adventure
New York Messner 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
First published in France as L'Aventure sous-marine (1951) , this is the first American Edition. Total of 19 pages w/ Black & White photos, Library numbers on ffep and title page but w/o other markings. Good reading copy in solid but shaky binding, DJ I worn and chipped w/large scrape on the front panel, but essentially complete. The author, an undersea explorer and writer authored many books and co-authered with Jacques-Yves Cousteau. This was his second book. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Standard book size" 
Price: 11.25 USD
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