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

By: Hughes, Alison

Price: $20.00

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

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

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

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

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

Phantom Islands of the Atlantic

By: Johnson, Donald S.

Price: $15.00

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

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Strike the Lutine Bell

By: Johnson, Victor H.

Price: $35.00

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

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

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

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

The Children's Book of the Saguenay

By: Knott, Leonard L.

Price: $30.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steamboat Days on the St. John 1816-1946

By: MacBeath, Dr. George and Taylor, Capt. Donald F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: St. Stephen, N.B., Print'N Press Ltd.: 1982

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 012604

ISBN: 0-920732-24-0

Condition: Very Good


Colour cover paperback. No writing or damage. Many photos of steamers on the St. John River. Map inside back cover shows stops. Credit goes to Capt. C.C. Taylor for collecting relevant facts. 176 pp. plus map of stops along the river. View more info

The Troop Fleet in the Days of Sail

By: MacBeath, George (Ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B. Museum: 1960

Seller ID: 012079

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated cover booklet of 13 pp. describes the fleet of Jacob V. Troop, who moved from Granville Ferry, N.S. to Saint John in 1840. In 1847 he purchased a half-interest in Kate, a sixty-ton schooner, with the West Indies trade in mind. Later the same year he bought the first of a number of smaller brigantines. In 1864 he bought the Bessie Parker, built at Tynemouth Creek. The firm owned 96 vessels over the years. Laid in is a letter regarding an attempt to borrow pai... View more info

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Ships of Miramichi

By: Manny, Louise

Price: $30.00

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 Encyclopedia of Ships; The History and Specifications of Over 1200 Ships

By: Marshall, Chris (Ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Enderby, Leicester, Blitz Editions: 1995

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 011728

ISBN: 1-85605-288-5

Condition: Very Good


Glossy, illustrated paper on boards. DJ has tiny crimp at head of spine. Ships are arranged by name in alphabetical order, with colour drawing proportional to ship's size. There are five ships to a page, which allows a two-inch-deep description for each ship. Over 1200 ships from around the world described. 288 pp. with index. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info