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The Chartmakers: A History of Nautical Surveying in Canada

By: Fillmore, Stanley and Sandilands, R. W.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, NC Press Limited/Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans: 1983

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006943

ISBN: 0919601928

Condition: Near Fine


Original dark blue cloth lettered in gold on boards. No writing or damage. A book about mapping the waterways of Canada. 256 pp. View more info

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How to Build a Model Yacht

By: Fisher, Herbert

Price: $175.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., The Rudder Publishing Co.: 1902

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005497

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original dark blue cloth lettered and stamped in gold on boards. This book originated with the publication of several articles in Rudder Magazine on building model yachts, augmented by an article on sailing them. Several plans for models ranging from 40 to 60 inches in length round out this unique book. One leaf re-inserted. Unpaginated. Approx. 40 pp. No writing or other damage. View more info

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A Naval Digression; The Story of a Ship's Company

By: G.F. (Gordon Franklin)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs: 1916

Seller ID: 003408

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. No information found on the author, but it is known he co-authored a book with Alan Franklin on the ship, Prince of Wales, and in 1920 issued Another Naval Digression, apparently similar to this one. "Impressions of life in a battle cruiser during the opening months of the War." Lighthearted historical fiction. General wear, tanning. 247 pp. View more info

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How to Make and Set Nets or The Technology of Netting

By: Garner, John

Price: $45.00 USD

Publisher: London, Fishing News (Books) Ltd.: 1962

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007408

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. No writing and no damage. Mesh Size, Net Making Machines, Loom Planning, Shaping Netting, Hanging Netting, Seine Net Patterns, Trawls, Pound Nets, Surround Nets, Appendix, Dictionary of Fishing Gear and Terminology, and Commercial Announcements. 40 diagrams plus Appendix and Charts. 95 pp. plus ads. View more info

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The Unusual Side of the Sea; A Slop Chest of Sea Lore

By: Gibbs, Jim

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Windward Publishing Co.: 1971

Edition: First Edition (No Additional printings)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011890

Condition: Good


Gold paper boards. Previous owner's name. Edge and corner wear. Unusual Ships; Legends and Myths of the Sea; Truth is Stranger than Fiction; Strange Mysteries of the Sea; Flotsam and Jetsam; Spindrift; and End of Voyage. 128 pp. View more info

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HMS Victory

By: Goodwin, Peter

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: UK, Jarrold Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 011881

Condition: Very Good


24-page colour booklet of Nelson's Victory. Several color photos. Trafalgar. View more info

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The Half Deck; The Story of My First Two Years at Sea (Signed)

By: Grant, Capt. George H.

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1933

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003446

Condition: Very Good


Original grey cloth with green lettering and portrait on boards. Unclipped DJ worn all round, with some taped repairs inside. Signed by previous owner and by author on recto of First Free Endpaper. Facs. signature of author under front. photo. A believe-it-or-not autobiographical account of a 14-year-old's first voyage in a tramp steamer of the British Merchant Marine. Great inspiration for your teenaged couch potato! Will he believe it ? 316 pp. View more info

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Consigned to Davy Jones; My Third Voyage in the Half Deck of a British Tramp Steamer

By: Grant, Captain George H.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1934

Edition: First

Seller ID: 009446

Condition: Good to Very Good


Dark blue cloth lettered in yellow. Follows the popular The Half Deck, which he wrote in 1933. The Monarch, under Capt. McFarlane, leaves the Firth of Clyde for Africa, the Barbadoes, New Orleans, and back. War is declared while in Africa, and the ship tries to outrun a sub ! DJ flap glued to first free endpaper. Evidence of library card removal and #1206 in ink. 286 pp. View more info

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Sail Ho ! Windjammer Sketches Alow and Aloft

By: Grant, Gordon

Price: $60.00 USD

Publisher: New York, William Farquhar Payson: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012297

Condition: Good


Sketches made at sea aboard The Star of Alaska, 64 of them. Foreword by C. Fox Smith. DJ has been taped inside and has damage to the head of the spine. 127 pp. View more info

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Wooden Boats; From Sculls to Yachts

By: Gribbins, Joseph

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Michael Friedman Publishing Group: 1991

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 011203

ISBN: 0-8021-1404-0

Condition: Good Plus


Black cloth on boards. Page after page of wooden boats in various shapes and sizes. Reminds me of my visits to the antique wooden boat show in Clayton, New York. 127 pp. View more info

The Greatest Fool; The Story of Stephen Hawkins

By: Hackforth-Jones, Gilbert

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1948

Seller ID: 012807

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth on boards. The author is known for his work as a submarine commander and author. No reference was found to this book. 281 pp. View more info

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The Custom of the Sea

By: Hanson, Neil

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., John Wiley and Sons: 1999

Edition: First - Number Line Ends with 1.

Seller ID: 000624

Condition: As New


Original black boards with pictorial DJ. A shocking true tale of shipwreck, murder, and the last taboo. 315 pp. View more info

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Quaco-St. Martins; A Brief History 1784-1884

By: Hebb, Rev. Ross N.

Price: $60.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N. B., Quaco/Springhill Press: 1997

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010985

ISBN: 0-9682579-0-9

Condition: Near Fine


Colour cover paperback. A history of the town's first 100 years, of which information is hard to come by. Very few copies found. 162 pp. View more info

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Around the World in Wanderer III

By: Hiscock, Eric C.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1966

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007451

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. A 32,000 mile journey around the world. Several photos. 275 pp. including index. View more info

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Paddling in Paradise; Sea Kayaking Adventures in Atlantic Canada (Signed)

By: Hughes, Alison

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B., Goose Lane Editions Ltd.: 2002

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 003296

ISBN: 0-86492-340-6

Condition: Very Good


Original colour photo trade paperback. Author is a photojournalist in outdoor sports. One chapter is devoted to each of the four Atlantic Provinces, with a fifth on Trip Planning and Cooking. No writing or damage. 141 pp. with index. View more info

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Told in the Watch Below

By: Hughes, John Scott

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd.: 1934

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002492

Condition: Good Plus


Original sea-green cloth with white waves on boards. DJ not price-clipped, but rolled and chipped along head, with small piece missing. Small nick head of cover. Edges browned but interior clean and undamaged. Another by one of the best-known English writer/sailors. 187 pp. View more info

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Come and Sail (The Sporting Scene)

By: Hughes, John Scott

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: London, Museum Press: 1953

Edition: First (First Published in 1953)

Seller ID: 004560

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original blue-grey cloth on boards. DJ edgeworn. 220 pp. View more info

Royal Navalese; A Glossary of Forecastle and Quarterdeck Words and Phrases

By: Irving, Commander John

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold & Co.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012541

Condition: Good Plus


"It is what it is," a glossary of terms in use on ships of the Royal Navy. Laid in is a relevant clipping. Previous owner's name. 193 pp. Ink spill bottom of rear cover. View more info

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Modern Rope Seamanship; Synthetic and Natural Fibres

By: Jarman, Colin and Beavis, Bill

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: London, Adlard Coles/ Wm. Collins: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011690

ISBN: 0-229-11777-5

Condition: Very Good


124-page softcover full of photos and drawings. Polyester, polypropylene, nylon, Terylene, sisal, and percentage of retained strength in various knots. View more info

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Phantom Islands of the Atlantic

By: Johnson, Donald S.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B., Goose Lane Editions: 1994

Seller ID: 012386

ISBN: 0-86492-149-7

Condition: Very Good


Large format softcover. No writing or damage. An experienced Atlantic sailor becomes intrigued by the number of non-existant islands appearing on ancient maps. 232 pp. View more info