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The Town That Died

By: Bird, Michael J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press: 1962

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 012395

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth on boards. No writing. DJ has edge and corner wear. A detailed account of the wreck of two ships in Halifax Harbour on December 6, 1917, resulting in the greatest man-made explosion before Hiroshima. 192 pp. View more info

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Practical Boatman

By: Blandford, Percy W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1972

Seller ID: 004579

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue paper on boards. Photo DJ. Tools, repairs, painting, rigging, dinghy, cruiser, keels, ballast, motors, trailers, electrical, and index. 157 pp. including index. View more info

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Command Under Sail; Makers of the American Naval Tradition 1775-1850

By: Bradford, James C. (Ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press: 2012

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 011892

ISBN: 978-1-59114-059

Condition: Very Good


Colour cover paperback. No writing or damage. Philadelphia. Flogging. 333 pp. View more info

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Never Lose Steerage Way

By: Braidwood, Jack W.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Picton, Ontario, The Picton Gazette: 1976

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 005433

ISBN: 0920028020

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. The frontispiece map of Prinyer's Cove, Prince Edward County, Ontario, led me to jump to the conclusion that this was a folksy memory trip by one of the many local sailors who populate an area where I lived for more than 20 years. Not so. Instead, this author takes the reader from St. Petersburg, where he was born, to his compulsory service in the British Army, and eventually to Canada, still a young man. Only a fe... View more info

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Make a Signal !

By: Broome, Captain Jack

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Putnam: 1955

Seller ID: 005340

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. DJ price-clipped. A collection of stories about signals as used in the Royal Navy - whether serious or silly, and how they have influenced the outcomes of many confrontations. Illustrated by the author. 224 pp. View more info

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Standing Into Danger; A Dramatic Story of Shipwreck and Rescue (Abridged Edition)

By: Brown, Cassie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada Ltd.: 1985

Edition: Abridged Edition

Seller ID: 008367

Condition: Very Good


Original pictorial cover paperback. "the true story of one of the worst wartime disasters in the North Atlantic: The wrecking of the U.S.S. Pollux and the U.S.S. Truxtun." - front cover. The Newfoundland shore claims three ships, and 203 American sailors die as a result. 354 pp. View more info

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Wind, Whales, and Whiskey; A Cape Breton Voyage

By: Cameron, Silver Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Canada: 1991

Seller ID: 010318

ISBN: 0-7715-9138-1

Condition: Very Good


Blue paper boards. Unclipped DJ. No marks or damage. A former professor, now an author and entertainer, takes his family around the island from a different vantage point. 308 pp. View more info

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Reflections of an Era; Portraits of 19th Century New Brunswick Ships

By: Castle, Paul (Ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., New Brunswick Museum: 1987

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 011287

ISBN: 0-919326-25-0

Condition: Very Good


Another outstanding project by staff of New Brunswick Museum led by Robert S. Elliot and Alan D. McNairn. Text in English and French. Colour portraits of some ships are augmented by b/w photos of others as well as some interiors. Comprehensive glossary. Approx. 160 pp. View more info

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The St. Lawrence Seaway

By: Chevrier, The Hon. Lionel (M.P.)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada, Ltd.: 1959

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007662

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. The story of the seaway by former Minister of Transport and President of the St. Lawrence Seawsy. Signed by the author on title page in green felt pen. 150 pp. text and index plus 24 pp. maps and photos. View more info

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Black Men of the Sea

By: Cohn, Michael/ Platzer, Michael K. H.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: N.Y., Dodd, Mead & Company: 1978

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003773

ISBN: 0-396-07546-0

Condition: Good Plus


Original beige cloth on boards. Price-clipped DJ chipped along head. Front endpaper clipped in half. "A valuable and fascinating record of a relatively little-known facet of our nautical heritage." - DJ. 158 pp. with index. View more info

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By the Next Boat; A Photo History of Newfoundland Coastal Boats

By: Connors, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Johnson Family Foundation: 2002

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 011202

ISBN: 0-9685672-4-X

Condition: Very Good


Large photo cover paperback with flaps. While the "alphabet fleet" of the Reid Company was the largest, there were many other coastal boats. This book shows a large photo of each, together with a legend as to its history. The S.S. Kyle, grounded at Harbour Grace in 1967, was to receive a $136,000 facelift at the date of publication. Last 40 pp. have small lower corner tip stains, not affecting readability. 81 pp. View more info

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The Seafarers

By: Corbett-Smith, A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company, Limited: 1919

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003841

Condition: Good Plus


Original blue cloth on boards. An account of various aspects of WWI, with emphasis upon the role of the British Navy. No writing or damage. Age-tanned. 280 pp. with index. View more info

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Conway's Marine Artists; Nicholas Pocock 1740-1821

By: Cordingly, David

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London/ Annapolis, Conway Maritime Press/Naval Institute Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition (No Additional Printings

Seller ID: 011883

ISBN: 0-87021-993-6

Condition: Near Fine


Brown cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Nicholas Pocock was an experienced sailor who could paint. He was commander of at least three different ships; Betsey, Minerva, and Lloyd. A section of eight colour plates highlights the gathering of Pocock's fastidious drawings in black and white. 120 pp. with index. View more info

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Cochrane; The Real Master and Commander

By: Cordingly, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury USA: 2007

Edition: First U.S. Edition Stated

Seller ID: 011887

ISBN: 1-58234-534-1

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Kirkus Review warns "Landlubbers may find this a lengthy voyage, but devotees of yarns about brave British tars will be delighted to be aboard." 420 pp. with index. View more info

Pirates; Terror on the High Seas

By: Cordingly, David (Ed.)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: North Dighton, MA, J.G. Press: 1998

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: 012800

ISBN: 1572152648

Condition: Very Good


Large, heavy book will need extra postage. The Lure of Spanish Gold. Brethren of the Coast. Buccaneer Explorers. Corsairs of the Mediterranean. The Golden Age of Piracy. Libertalia; The Pirate's Utopia. The Pirate Round. French and American Privateers. The Eastern Seas. Chinese Pirates. Piracy Today. Glossary of Sea Terms. 256 pp. View more info

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The Iron Ship; The History and Significance of Brunel's Great Britain

By: Corlett, Ewan C.B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Arco Publishing Co., Inc.: 1975

Edition: First Edition. No Additional Printings.

Seller ID: 011821

ISBN: 0-668-03767-9

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Brown cloth on boards. DJ lightly wrinkled. This book is dedicated almost entirely to one ship, in great detail. From the "clinker" method of plating to its cast-iron propeller, this ship embodies some of the earliest as well as the latest features of iron shipbuilding. It was still afloat at date of publication, 130 years after construction. 253 pp. View more info

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The Struan; from Saint John to Sandlake

By: Crichton, Whitcomb

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Halifax, N.S., Nimbus: 1999

Edition: First Not Stated

Seller ID: 000625

Condition: As New


Original green cloth as new. Pictorial DJ as new. Clever use of EPs by copies of ship's articles and Captain Kenney's deposition. A 13-year-old Oregon Boy Scout wonders how a ship built in Saint John came to be wrecked at the site of what is now Camp Meriwether. After a life of research and travel, he tells the story. 245 pp. View more info

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The Principles of the Law Relating to Marine Insurance and General Average in England and America

By: Crump, F. Octavius

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Butterworths: 1875

Seller ID: 004390

Condition: Fair to Good


Original brown cloth with paper spine label on boards. Previous owner's neat ink notes throughout. Front cover shows signs of having been under heavy weight, which has torn lowest three inches of front hinge, not affecting text. Corners and edges worn, but holding together and fully readable. 340 pp. plus lengthy catalogue. View more info

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Britain's Life-Boats; The Story of a Century of Heroic Service

By: Dawson, Major A.J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton, Limited: 1923

Seller ID: 008876

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Introduction by the Prince of Wales. Foreword by Joseph Conrad. Published in the 100th year of the Royal National Life-boat Institution as a report to the public of their development and accomplishments. Light scattered foxing. Foldout map p. 257 has 6-inch tear. 279 pp. View more info

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The Yachtsman's Reader; Blow the Man Down

By: Devine, Eric (Ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, Doran, and Co.: 1937

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 011682

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. Library withdrawal. In four sections: Tall Yarns and Short Stories; On Cruising; On Racing; and Dog-Watch Gamming. Plastic wrapper protects DJ. Heavy book will need extra postage. 334 pp. View more info