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William Dampier, Buccaneer Explorer

By: Norris, Gerald (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1994

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008026

Condition: Near Fine


Original illustrated gold cloth on boards. No writing or damage. William Dampier, born in 1651 in Somerset, was an all-round sailor, privateer, and researcher. He was the first Englishman to map parts of Australia and New Zealand, and to sail around the world three times. His descriptions of flora and fauna are colourful and numerous. Reading this book could be compared to an extended cruise of several continents. 268 pp. with index. View more info

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High Boats; A Century of Salmon Remembered

By: Norris, Pat Wastell

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Madeira Park, B.C., Harbour Publishing: 2003

Edition: `

Seller ID: 007630

Condition: Near Fine


Original blue cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ. No writing or damage. A look back to the good old days of salmon fishing in British Columbia. ISBN 1-55017-289-1. 232 pp. View more info

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A Book of Voyages

By: O'Brian, Patrick (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Co.: 2013

Edition: First American Edition Stated

Seller ID: 011884

ISBN: 978-0-393-08958

Condition: Near Fine


Blue paper boards backed in blue cloth. No writing or damage. An intriguing organization to this book highlights Pleasant Travels by Land, Unpleasant Voyages, Oriental Splendour, and Inefficient Pirates as headings of its parts, while among these are found General Hints to Strangers Who Travel Through France, Voyage to Greenland, A Journey Thro' Part of the Low Countries, and Voyage to Virginia. 310 pp. View more info

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Cape Breton Ships and Men

By: Parker, John P.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Ltd.: 1980

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 007111

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original illustrated cover trade paperback. ISBN 0-07-077872-8. I found the drawings which show the steps in building a ship especially interesting. One of the classics of Maritime history. 199 pp. View more info

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Cape Breton Ships and Men

By: Parker, John P.

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, ON, George J. McLeod, Ltd.(Distributor): 1967

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 011711

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. Designed, printed, and bound in England by Hazell Watson and Viney Limited, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Previous owner's name and gift note. DJ corners taped inside. This book appears to me to be of high quality of design and execution, a permanent record of the wooden ships of Cape Breton in the 19th Century. 197 pp. with index. View more info

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Rudiments of Naval Architecture: Part I Only

By: Peake, James

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: London, John Weale: 1849

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002369

Condition: Good


Original green blindstamped cloth on flexible card. Part I only. Binding of foldout plates at rear is loosening, and Plate C of the original six is missing. In 21 parts on 132 pp. plus plates. Recto and verso covers are identical except for pastedown title plate, and wraparound spine belies the theory that this particular volume was ever bound with others. Intact except for Plate C, with only previous owner's name and light corner tip wear as faults. View more info

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Sailing Yacht Design

By: Phillips-Birt, Douglas

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Camden, ME, International Marine Publishing Company: 1973

Edition: Second Edition, Fourth Impression

Seller ID: 006752

ISBN: 0877420173

Condition: Very Good


Original bright orange cloth on boards. DJ very good and matching in color. Revised with added material. Speed and resistance, Midships, Hull form, Keel, Stability, Balance, Rating, Rigging, Sail and power, Calculations, Design, Appendices.103 diagrams. 348 pp. View more info

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Sixteen Sail in Aboukir Bay

By: Plowman, Stephanie

Price: $150.00 USD

Publisher: London, Methuen and Co. Ltd.: 1956

Edition: First Published in 1956

Seller ID: 002371

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. Pictorial DJ. Previous owner's name, and initials on foot. Tiny chip missing from DJ (See PHOTO). A first-person fictional account by a man who sailed with Nelson. 204 pp. View more info

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Lion in the Bay; The British Invasion of the Chesapeake

By: Quick, Stanley L. With Reid, Chipp

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press: 2015

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 011894

ISBN: 978-1-61251-236

Condition: Near Fine


Blue paper boards. No writing or damage. War of 1812. 266 pp. with index. View more info

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A Century of Sailing 1892-1992; A History of the Oldest Yacht Club on Canada's Pacific Coast

By: Reksten, Terry

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Victoria, B.C., Orca Book Publishers: 1992

Seller ID: 006944

ISBN: 092050180X

Condition: Very Good


Original photo cover trade paperback. Congratulatory letters bound in from Prince Andrew and Lieut.-Gov. Lam preface this celebration of a century of sailing. Many photos as well as explanatory text make this a useful historical reference for Victoria and the area. No writing and no damage. 242 pp. View more info

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Fell's Guide to Sunken Treasure Ships of the World

By: Rieseberg, Lieut. Harry E./ Mikalow, A.A.

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Frederick Fell, Inc.: 1965

Seller ID: 012206

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth on boards. Photo section. Two advanced explorers make our mouths water with stories of millions in treasure. For some it could be a life's work. 221 pp. View more info

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The Newfoundland Fish Boxes; A Chronicle of the Fishery

By: Roberts, Dr. Harry D. With Nowlan, Michael O.

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B., Brunswick Press: 1982

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 011095

ISBN: 0-88790-113-1

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. Wonderful colour drawings add interest to the descriptive text to tell the story of this long-past industry of the Maritimes. Official numbers, measurements, and weights are shown in addition to details of construction and last voyages. 110 pp. View more info

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The Wooden World; An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy

By: Rodger, N.A.M.

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: London, Collins: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011993

ISBN: 0-00-216548-1

Condition: Very Good


A hefty and impressive account of the early Navy. DJ price-clipped. Heavy book will need extra postage. 445 pp. with index. View more info

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The Golden Age of Sail

By: Ross, David

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Amber Books, Ltd.: 2013

Seller ID: 010082

ISBN: 978-1-78274-069

Condition: Near Fine


White paper on boards. Unclipped DJ. An illustrated guide to great sailing ships from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. 224 pp. with index and bibliography. View more info

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Ships and Shipping of Tomorrow

By: Schonknecht, Rolf (et al)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Hounslow, England, Macgregor Publiations, Limited: 1983

Edition: First English Edition (Revised)

Seller ID: 009925

ISBN: 0-906536-01-4

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth lettered in silver on boards. Unclipped DJ. No writing or damage. A superbly-produced publication by a German team, scientists in the Faculty of Maritime Transport Economics at Wilhelm- Pieck University , Rostock, Germany, about 1975. After three more German editions, this Englsh one appeared in 1983. As a casual observer of shipping facilities at nearby Port of Saint John, I hope that this book will help to bring about safer, quieter, and more efficient sea transport. 240 pp. with index. View more info

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Under Sail Round Cape Horn

By: Schulz, Guenther T.

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead, and Co.: 1954

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012296

Condition: Good Plus


Beige cloth on boards. No writing. DJ chipped all around and torn along fold. "This is the story, mostly in pictures, of a voyage round Cape Horn in a mighty nitrates barque, a famous four-master, from Hamburg out to Chile and back again." - DJ flap. Six pages of text by Joseph Conrad, titled 'Consecration'. 239 pp. View more info

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Out of Appledore; The Autobiography of a Coasting Shipmaster and Shipowner in the Last Days of Wooden Sailing Ships

By: Slade, W.J.

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: London, Conway Maritime Press: 1972

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 005925

ISBN: 0-85177-026-6

Condition: Very Good


Original brown trade paperback. Revised edition. Edited and with a preface by Basil Greenhill. How it all began, I become Master, First World War, Coming of the motors, Depression and an interlude in sail again, Second World War and the end of it all, List of the vessels owned by the Slade Family of Appledore, Notes on the racing of schooners and ketches, Note by Captain J. Whitefield. 124 pp. No writing and only mild surface wear to this book. View more info

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The Vengeful Sea

By: Snow, Edward Rowe

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Dodd, Mead & Company: 1956

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004954

Condition: Very Good


Original light blue cloth on boards. Price-clipped DJ has minimal wrinkling at head of spine. A far-ranging coverage of shipwrecks around the world. 307 pp. View more info

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Astounding Tales of the Sea

By: Snow, Edward Rowe

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead, and Co.: 1965

Edition: First Edition (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 011815

Condition: Very Good Minus


Red cloth on boards. DJ missing thumb-size chip at bottom. Previous owner's name. Twenty stories of tragedy at sea, some resulting in heroic rescue while others ended in cruel death. 268 pp. View more info

Masters of Sail; The Era of Square-Rigged Vessels in the Maritime Provinces

By: Spicer, Stanley T.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, NS, Petheric Press: 1968

Edition: Second Edition - 1981

Seller ID: 013090

ISBN: 0-919380-38-7

Condition: Good


Grey softcover with silver titles and photo of navigation paraphernalia on the front. Wear/scuffing to edges and corners of cover. Ex-library with stickers, marks and pocket. Describes the various sizes and types of ships built and sailed from the Maritimes before the advent of steel ships. Several small shipyards are mentioned, such as that owned by Justus Wetmore of Clifton on Kingston Peninsula of New Brunswick. 278 pp. View more info