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Strike the Lutine Bell

By: Johnson, Victor H.

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1958

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 008208

Condition: Very Good


Original bright red cloth on boards. Price-clipped DJ nicked at foot and worn head and foot. The Lutine bell is a part of the history of Lloyd's shipping industry. The bell is rung once to mark a ship which is lost, and twice for a safe arrival. The story concerns a Greek ship, the Amphitrite, overloaded with ore and heading out from Norstad into the Norwegian Sea. The American crew is already mutinous from various causes, and their anger is brought to bear on Mavros... View more info

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The Great Mary Celeste Hoax; A Famous Sea Mystery Exposed

By: Keating, Laurence J.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1929

Seller ID: 006920

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. Cover spotted. No writing. On December 4, 1872, the brig Mary Celeste was found abandoned about 600 miles west of Portugal. A long-standing mystery as to what happened is held up to the light, and eventually explained in this interesting book. 240 pp. View more info

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The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery

By: Kennedy, Paul M.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976

Edition: First Edition ( Number Line Begins in 1)

Seller ID: 011686

ISBN: 0-684-14609-6

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth on boards. As early as 1580 Britain had the most powerful navy going, due to a variety of factors. Not the least of these was her geographical location, which afforded protection from aggresive neighbours. This author emphasizes the supportive effect of her general economic strength as well as many additional factors. 405 pp. with index. No writing or damage. View more info

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Modern Seamanship

By: Knight, Austin M.

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: New York, D. Van Nostrand Company: 1917

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: 011101

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. No writing except previous owner's name. Inch tear in top of rear joint. 160 full-page plates. Hull and fittings of a ship. Rope work. Block-and-tackle. Compass, log, and lead. Ground tackle. Anchors. Steering. Piloting. Heavy weather. Towing. Appendix. 712 pp. with index. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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The Children's Book of the Saguenay

By: Knott, Leonard L.

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Montreal, Editorial Associates Limited: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012347

Condition: Good Plus


Large, multi-coloured hardcover. All about larger passenger or cruise ships. Explains the various personnel and their tasks. Some local history, too, as the ship's names are given, and the statue in honor of Madeleine de Vercheres is described. Visit Quebec City, ride in a caleche, see the Manoir Richelieu, and learn to sing 'Alouette'. There are some crayon scribbles on the inside covers, but all text is easily readable. 29 pp. View more info

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Under Crown and Anchor; Royal Caribbean Cruise Line: The First Twenty-five Years, 1970-1995

By: Kolltveit, Bard and Maxtone-Graham, John

Price: $24.00 USD

Publisher: Miami, FL, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009834

Condition: Very Good


A large, heavy book in excellent condition. "There is something about a ship," according to the Foreword of this enticing volume. Two marine historians collaborate in describing this popular cruise line from its beginning until 1995. Intriguing details among the pages are a ship's doctor who refused to shave off his beard but was hired regardless, and adding another ship to the line by cutting one in two and adding a centre section. 253 pp. plus two-page cata... View more info

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War at Sea in the Age of Sail 1650-1850

By: Lambert, Andrew

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co: 2000

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007533

Condition: Near Fine


Original pictorial laminated boards. Unclipped DJ duplicates cover. Gift note. One of the best-illustrated books I've seen ! General Editor, John Keegan. Organized into ten parts chronologically. ISBN 0-304-35246-2. 224 pp. View more info

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Brave Ships of England and America

By: Leeming, Joseph

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Nelson: 1941

Seller ID: 000552

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards, no DJ. Inscription. Begins with the story of the first British "navy" under King Edward III, and ends with the sinking of the Bismarck. 333 pp. of sea stories, mainly battles, but also stories of discovery and travel. View more info

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How to Build Historical Bottled Ships

By: Lucas, Bill

Price: $22.00 USD

Publisher: Green Bay, WI, Self-published: 1982

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 009826

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


The author has given many well-described illustrations, which should help even a novice develop his skills to his satisfaction. Very light cover and edge soil. 103 pp. View more info

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His Majesty's Bark Endeavour: The Story of the Ship and Her People

By: Macarthur, Antonia

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: Sydney, NSW, Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011882

ISBN: 0-207-19180-8

Condition: Very Good


Softcover book of 86 pp. explains the purpose of Endeavour's original task as well as the construction of her replica. Laid in are two postcards of the ship and two brochures showing stops on her North American voyage. No writing or damage. View more info

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Ships of Miramichi

By: Manny, Louise

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Miramichi Books: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011115

ISBN: 0-920332-10-2

Condition: Near Fine


White softcover showing Barque Joseph Cunard. First published in 1960 as No. 10 in the Historical Studies Series of the New Brunswick Museum, Saint John. Biographical sketch of Miss Manny from the Dictionary of Miramichi Biography. Index of Persons and Business Partnerships. 80 pp. plus 9-page Alphabetical Listing of Vessels. View more info

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The History of Lloyd's and of Marine Insurance in Great Britain, Etc.

By: Martin, Frederick

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1876

Edition: First

Seller ID: 006109

Condition: Disbound


Originally bound in 3/4 leather on marbled boards with marbled endpapers. NOW missing rear board, with front board present but separated. Interior clean and complete. 416 pp. including index. View more info

Blood on the Sea

By: McCormick, Donald

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Limited: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012470

Condition: Very Good


Red paper boards. DJ has three small edge tears. Three men in a boat were all that were left after they ate the cabin boy. Two tins of turnips were long gone. It happened in 1884. 158 pp. with index. View more info

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The Port of Saint John Volume I: From Confederation to Nationalization, 1867-1927

By: McGahan, Elizabeth W.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., National Harbours Board: 1982

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010351

ISBN: 0-660-11053-9

Condition: Very Good


Original blue card covers. A hefty and well-documented volume of the port's history. 333 pp. View more info

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HMS Warrior; Britain's First and Last Iron-Hulled Warship

By: McIlwain, John

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Andover, Hampshire, Jarrold Publishing: 2005

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 011880

ISBN: 0-85372-537-3

Condition: Very Good


Softcover booklet of 32 pp. Many colour photos. Launched 29 December, 1860. Ended active service 31 May, 1883. Restored and returned to Portsmouth 16 June, 1987. View more info

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Around in "The Glory"; Chronicle of the 42nd Voyage Around Cape Horn

By: McLaughlin, Daniel Carlton

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Grand Manan Island, N.B., Grand Manan Museum: 1994

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 011084

ISBN: 1-895825-04-0

Condition: Very Good


White softcover showing sailing ship. The author's account of his first, and his father's 42nd, trip around Cape Horn. 47 pp. View more info

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Jane's Surface Skimmers; Hovercraft and Hydrofoils

By: McLeavy, Roy (Ed.)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1972

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 005945

ISBN: 07 032164 7

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ has one short top edge tear (repaired). No writing. Large format, heavy book will need extra postage. An international survey of Skimmer technology for military and civil application. Yes, you can buy your Exocet all-weather, anti-ship missiles here ! How about "A Magic Carpet for Modern Persia; For Strike and Off-shore Interception with Surface-to-surface Weapon Systems" ? My first exposure to blatant advertis... View more info

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Multihull Seamanship

By: McMullen, Michael

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: New York, David McKay Company, Inc,: 1976

Edition: First American Edition Stated

Seller ID: 011121

ISBN: 0-679-50622-5

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. DJ nearly complete, but badly torn and heavily taped. Letter to John Earle, of Chelsea, VT., from Richard C. Newick (1926-2013), a builder of multihull boats, compares the VALS and NATIVE designs (laid in). Newick reports he has just started sketching a 40-42 foot boat of the NATIVE design for an Italian client, with an extra 4 feet added just abaft the main cabin. Newick is referred to twice in Acknowledgements and 3 times in the Index. This book ... View more info

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Charterparties and Bills of Lading

By: McNair, Sir William Lennox/ Mocatta, Alan A.

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, Sweet & Maxwell, Limited: 1955

Edition: Sixteenth Edition

Seller ID: 009560

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth on boards. Green spine label. Bill of sale and three flyers laid in. Previous owner's name. Contracts, Bills of Lading, Liability, Voyage, Unloading, Demurrage, Freight, Lien, Damages, Jurisdiction, and Appendices. Heavy book will need extra postage. 658 pp. View more info

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Famous Harbors of the World

By: Moran, Eugene F.(Sr.)

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Random House: 1953

Seller ID: 000254

Condition: Good


Original grey-green cloth with white lettering and black cover design, no DJ. Hinges stiff from gluing, but seem secure. One signature misaligned originally, but not serious. Colourful pictorial EPs. 99 pp. with index. View more info