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The Log Of A Jack Tar; Or, The Life Of James Choyce, Master Mariner With O'Brien's Captivity in France, Cameron, R. N. , Commander V. Lovett (edited by) (Verney Lovett Cameron)
1 Cameron, R. N. , Commander V. Lovett (edited by) (Verney Lovett Cameron) The Log Of A Jack Tar; Or, The Life Of James Choyce, Master Mariner With O'Brien's Captivity in France
London, England T. Fisher Unwin 1891 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book has been restitched, but is in its original binding. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The red cloth covers have noticeable ground-in dirt, especially to the spine. There are several spots of dirt and rubbing to the covers as well. The text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear endpapers have been repaired professionally. The endpapers have noticeable ground-in dirt and finger marks. This book is part of "The Adventure Series". "Verney Lovett Cameron (1 July 1844 – 24 March 1894) was an English traveller in Central Africa and the first European to cross (1875) equatorial Africa from sea to sea...,The remainder of Cameron's life was chiefly devoted to projects for the commercial development of Africa, and to editing and writing. His last work was the editing of the personal adventure narrative of the Master Mariner James Choyce, who had sailed as a teenager in 1797 aboard a whaler to the Pacific Ocean. Choyce's narrative covering 26 years of seafaring life is one of the earliest works of an Englishman's experiences in South America." "Of the truth of Choyce's narrative there can be no manner of doubt. Of course there must be some small allowance made for the fact of his having written his memoirs in a consecutive form after he had given up the sea; and considering the many adventures he experienced and the various hardships he endured, the notes which he was able to preserve must have been extremely scanty, though his memory was, as is porved by the accuracy of his description of his various routes in France, very exact and retentive." According to Comm. Cameron, both James Choyce and Captain O'Brien were captured by the forces of Napoleon and imprisoned. Both men escaped and managed to return to English vessels. James Choyce was a seaman and whaler who traveled more than once around the coast of South America. He includes some description of the Gallapagos islands in his narrative. 
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RUM ROW, Carse, Robert
2 Carse, Robert RUM ROW
London, England Jarrolds Publishers 1961 1st British Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This is a near fine book in a very good dust jacket which has some small edge tears, rubbing and generally light edge wear. The rear cover of the dust jacket has some toning and ground-in dirt. "No stranger to the sea, Robert Carse has written many books about the men who go down to it in ships. His latest is Rum Row, a story of the lawless days of Prohibition and modern pirates: the bootleggers, some of whom were real sailors who loved the sea and some of whom were inexperienced men who risked their lives and those of their crews for the enormous profit they could make by supplying a parched nation with liquor." 
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The Baltimore Clipper Its Origin and Development, Chapelle, Howard Irving
3 Chapelle, Howard Irving The Baltimore Clipper Its Origin and Development
Salem, MA The Marine Research Society 1930 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and is missing all but the front panel of the dust jacket which has been laid in. The text pages are clean and bright. Also laid in is a photograph of a Baltimore Clipper ship taken by the Waters Company of San Francisco, CA. "This book has been written with a sincere admiration for the Baltimore Clipper, yet with a fairly clear comprehension of its faults. In recent years little has been published, from a technical standpoint, about the old types of ships and it is hoped that the model builder and the antiquarian may find the following study of value." 
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Lost Warships An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea, Delgado, James P.
4 Delgado, James P. Lost Warships An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea
New York Checkmark Books 2001 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "This dramatic tour of war at sea presents stories of naval combat around the world and through the ages." 
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The Charles W. Morgan The Story of the Last of the Old Whalers, Dickerman, Marion (compiled by)
5 Dickerman, Marion (compiled by) The Charles W. Morgan The Story of the Last of the Old Whalers
Mystic, CT Marine Museum of the Marine Historical Assoc. Inc. 1949 1st Edition; 1st Printing Stapled wraps Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The covers have some light bumping to the corners and some fading and toning in spots. The text pages are clean and bright. "She was the pride of New Bedford when on July 21, 1841, she slid down the ways of Jethro and Zachariah Hillman's shipyard into the Acushnet River, the latest and finest addition to New Bedford's great and growing fleet of whaleships." "Charles W. Morgan is an American whaling ship built in 1841 whose active service period was during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Ships of this type were usually used to harvest the blubber of whales for whale oil, which was commonly used in lamps. It has served as a museum ship since the 1940s, and is now an exhibit at the Mystic Seaport museum in Mystic, Connecticut. She is the world's oldest surviving merchant vessel, and the only surviving wooden whaling ship from the 19th century American merchant fleet. She was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966." 
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Shanghaiing Days, Dillon, Richard H.
6 Dillon, Richard H. Shanghaiing Days
New York Coward-Mccann, Inc 1961 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing and several spots of noticeable wear to the spine ends and all edges. "Dillon was born in Sausalito, California, on January 16, 1924, graduated from Tamalpais High School and entered UC Berkeley in 1941, before enlisting in the army in 1943. According to his son, “Dillon was a WWII combat soldier who served with the famous 79th Division in France (where he was WIA) , Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Czechoslovakia. His nickname in the Army was “The Perfesser. ” He returned to UC Berkeley in 1946, only days after demobilization. He earned an MA in History, and also published his first scholarly work, in 1949. Dillon then took a second MA at Berkeley in Library Science in 1950.”" 
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NELSON'S PURSE The Mystery of Lord Nelson's Lost Treasures, Downer, Martyn
7 Downer, Martyn NELSON'S PURSE The Mystery of Lord Nelson's Lost Treasures
Washington, DC Smithsonian Books 2004 1588341844 / 9781588341846 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket Remainder 
Color Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a black marker remainder mark to the bottom edge of the text block. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "The life of Britain's famed colossus, Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, has spawned a veritable publishing industry. Every facet of his life has been examined in biographies incarnating the British hero at various times as the lover, the naval strategist, the politician, and above all, the supreme national icon. " 
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On the Bottom, Ellsberg, Commander Edward
8 Ellsberg, Commander Edward On the Bottom
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1929 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing and wear to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. The front pastedown page includes a previous owner's inked name. "On a dark September night, with a cold breeze whipping up a choppy sea about fifteen miles to the eastward of Block Island, the steamship City of Rome plowed northward towards Boston." "Ellsberg was commissioned in the navy in 1914 and served on active duty until 1926. He became an expert in undersea salvage and rescue. In 1926, he raised the navy submarine, S-51. For that success he was promoted to the rank of commander by an Act of Congress and awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the Navy Department, since which time he has been popularly known as "Commander Ellsberg", regardless of his rank. Ellsberg described the raising of the S-51 in his 1929 book, On the Bottom." 
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Annual Report Of The Operations Of The United States Life-saving Service Document No. 791, Government Printing Office
9 Government Printing Office Annual Report Of The Operations Of The United States Life-saving Service Document No. 791
Washington, DC Government Printing Office 1886 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
Graphs; This book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some edge wear, rubbing and bumping. The covers have noticeable scuffing and rubbing along with spots of discoloration along the top third of the front cover of the book. There is a small tear to the top front spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's gift notation from the office of the Eleventh LIfe-Saving District (ink stamp of same) and signed by the superintendent N. Robbins, dated 1886. "The United States Life-Saving Service was a United States government agency that grew out of private and local humanitarian efforts to save the lives of shipwrecked mariners and passengers. It began in 1848 and ultimately merged with the Revenue Cutter Service to form the United States Coast Guard in 1915. The concept of assistance to shipwrecked mariners from shore based stations began with volunteer lifesaving services, spearheaded by the Massachusetts Humane Society. It was recognized that only small boats stood a chance in assisting those close to the beach. A sailing ship trying to help near to the shore stood a good chance of also running aground, especially if there were heavy onshore winds. The Massachusetts Humane Society founded the first lifeboat station at Cohasset, Massachusetts. The stations were small shed-like structures, holding rescue equipment that was to be used by volunteers in case of a wreck." 
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THE WHITE FLYERS Harvard and Yale: American Coastwise Travel, Gruner, George F.
10 Gruner, George F. THE WHITE FLYERS Harvard and Yale: American Coastwise Travel
San Francisco, CA Associates of the National Maritime Museum Library 2002 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and issued without a dust jacket. This is a Review copy with a Review ink stamp on the front endpaper. Number 4 in the Pacific Maritime History Series. The text pages are clean and bright. First edition stated on the copyright page. "From the time their hulls hit the water to almost the very end of their dramatic lives, the sister coastal passenger ships Yale and Harvard rarely were mentioned without accompanying adjectives denoting speed, luxury and grace. Designed in Scotland and built in 1906-07 in two American yars, they were harbingers of an era then dawing in world maritime affairs." ; Vol. 4 
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Whaling, Hawes, Charles Boardman
11 Hawes, Charles Boardman Whaling
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Page & Company 1924 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
Ex-Library copy from the Seamen's Church Institute of San Francisco, CA. (for use of Merchant Seamen from Friends in California). The book is in Very Good- to Near Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing and fraying along with a couple of small edge tears. There is a scrape to the front panel of the book cover and some light toning to the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper and front pastedown page have inkstamped markings from the Seaman's Church Institute. "Whales, to most of us who have even caught glimpses of them, are known only by their spouting. True, a man who spends much time at sea, and in the right places, may now and again be blessed with that magnificent sight, the breaching of a great cachalot." 
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Notes By The Way In a Sailor's Life, Knights, Captain Arthur E.
12 Knights, Captain Arthur E. Notes By The Way In a Sailor's Life
San Francisco, CA A. M. Robertson 1905 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the front endpaper. There is a red pencil notation on the top corner of the front endpaper as well. The front pastedown page has an inkstamped previous owner's mark. "In 1898 I was in Hong Kong on a business affair which gave me much leisure, when Murray Bain, editor of the China Mail, whom I had long known, asked why I did not send him a letter occasionally. This led to my venturing to give him "Some Notes By the Way in a Sailor's Life". This led to my venturing to give him "Some Notes By the Way in a Sailor's Life". This led to my venturing to give him "Some Notes By the Way in a Sailor's Life".; Signed by Author 
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Carib Cruises the West Indies, Mitchell, Carleton
13 Mitchell, Carleton Carib Cruises the West Indies
New York National Geographic 1948 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; This is a DISBOUND article from National Geographic Magazine. Twenty-eight double-sided text pages are clean and bright - They do, however, have the necessary staple holes where staples were removed. One page has a tear to the top edge. There are 2 maps along with 17 black and white photographs and 46 color photographs (all taken by the author, Carleton Mitchell). Mitchell takes the reader on a journey through the West Indies (including Haitii, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Habana, the Caymans, the Isle of Pines, Grenada, Cuba, and a host of other tiny islands in the Caribbean chain. Author Mitchell was an ocean going yacht race enthusiast, and winner of a number of yacht races, especially the Newport-Bermuda Race which he won three times consecutively. 
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Three's A Crew, Pinkerton, Kathrene
14 Pinkerton, Kathrene Three's A Crew
New York Carrick & Evans, Inc. 1940 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The spine of the book has light fading / toning. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription by the author on the reverse of the front endpaper. "[Many people have, at some time or other, thought of escaping civilization and heading out to the wide open spaces. With most people, it remains a thought. Kathrene and Robert Pinkerton, a husband and wife author team who wrote stories of the Frozen North for Adventure, did just that. Robert was ordered by his doctor to get away from the city. He quit his job as a newspaperman, and went off with Kathrene to the bush in Ontario, where they spent five years writing and bringing up a family. ]" "Coming back to civilization did not put an end to their wandering, however. They travelled extensively by car, living in the wilds of the Rockies, the heights of the Sierra Nevada and on the mesas of the Southwest. After that, for seven years, they spent most of the year on a boat. They cruised off the Pacific coast, near British Columbia and Alaska. Their daughter, Bobs, spent the academic year in boarding school and the vacations on the boat." ; Signed by Author 
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Eminent Americans  Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet, Rickover, Admiral George Hyman
15 Rickover, Admiral George Hyman Eminent Americans Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet
Washington, DC U.S. Government Printing Office 1972 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine in Good dust jacket Trade PB 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade sized paperback book. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There are several smallish spots of discoloration to the white covers of the book and some beginning chipping to the bottom spine end of the cardstock covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "In 1957, the United States embarked upon a program of the highest priority to build a fleet of nuclear powered submarines to carry the Polaris missile....Ever since the first nuclear submarine - the USS Nautilus went to sea in January 1955, I have been responsible for directing the initial sea trials of each of our nuclear ships so as to make sure that their nuclear propulsion plants functioned properly and that the officers and men had been well trained." This book contains the reporting letters from Admiral Rickover to Congress regarding the sea trials of each and every nuclear submarine that he attended, along with a brief biography of the ship's namesake. ; Vol. 92-34 
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Full Ahead!  A Career Story of the American Merchant Marine, Riesenberg, Jr. , Felix
16 Riesenberg, Jr. , Felix Full Ahead! A Career Story of the American Merchant Marine
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear. There is some light rubbing to the spine joints as well. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy includes a previous owner's bookplate (Guerdon and Norma Churchill) and has been signed by the author with a short inscription on the front endpaper by the author. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Around The Horn A Journal December 10, 1861 to March 25, 1862, Sill, Edward Rowland (edited with An Introduction by Stanley T. Williams and Barbara D. Simison)
17 Sill, Edward Rowland (edited with An Introduction by Stanley T. Williams and Barbara D. Simison) Around The Horn A Journal December 10, 1861 to March 25, 1862
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 1944 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there is some light toning to the edges of the pages. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and spots of toning. There is a one inch+ chip missing to the top spine of the dust jacket. "Born in Windsor, Connecticut, he graduated from Yale in 1861, where he was Class Poet and a member of Skull and Bones. [1]: 112 He engaged in business in California, and entered the Harvard Divinity School in 1867 but soon left for a position on the staff of the New York Evening Mail. After teaching at Wadsworth and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1868-1871) , he became principal of Oakland High School in Oakland, California. From 1874 to 1882, Sill was professor of English literature at the University of California. His health failing, he returned to Cuyahoga Falls in 1883. He devoted himself to literary work, abundant and largely anonymous, until his death in 1887 in Cleveland, Ohio." 
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Uss Princeton Far Eastern Cruise 1956, United States Navy
18 United States Navy Uss Princeton Far Eastern Cruise 1956
Washington, DC Department of the Navy 1956 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket 
Color & B&W; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Good only dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Laid in are a number of photos and items (both printed orders and personal notes) from a member of the crew of the USS Princeton in 1956. The dust jacket has generalized toning, edge wear, nicks, chips and several large tears. The dust jacket has been repaired by the former owner with clear tape that has left glue residue in numerous places. "USS Princeton, a 27,100-ton Ticonderoga class aircraft carrier was Commissioned in November 1945; Decommissioned in June 1949; Recommissioned in August 1950; Operated with Task Force 77 in support of United Nations forces in Korea from: December 1950 to August 1951, April to October 1952 and March 1953 to the end of the conflict that summer; Redesignated CVA-37 in October 1952; In January 1954 Reclassified from Attack Aircraft Carrier to Anti-submarine Warfare Support as hull number CVS-37. In this role, she operated in the eastern Pacific and in Asiatic waters, deploying to the Indian Ocean andPersian Gulf area in 1957-58. Redesignated LPH-5 in March 1959 and converted into an Amphibious Assault Ship. She carried Marines and their helicopters in their new mission of vertical envelopment; was heavily involved in theSEA area of operation in the 1960s; landed Marines at Chu Lai, RVN in May 1965; supported Marine and U. S. Army units in several combat operations. During the rest of the decade, Princeton continued to support SEA operations; in April 1969 assigned as a Space Recovery ship for Apollo 10 Lunar mission; Decommissioned/Strikened from the Naval Vessel Register January 1970; sold for scrap in May 1971." 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Salt Water Daffy, Wylie, Philip
19 Wylie, Philip Salt Water Daffy
New York Farrar and Rinehart, Inc. 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and light fraying. The spine of the book has noticeable toning. The text pages are clean and bright. "He wrote 69 "Crunch and Des" stories, most of which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, about the adventures of Captain Crunch Adams, master of the charter boat Poseidon, which was the basis of a brief television series. In 1941, Wylie became Vice-President of the International Game Fish Association, and for many years he was responsible for writing IGFA rules and reviewing world record claims." 
Price: 55.00 USD
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A Ship's Tale, Young, N. Jay
20 Young, N. Jay A Ship's Tale
Raleigh, NC Boson Books 2006 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the half title page. "The square-rigger Bonnie Clyde was a grand vessel in her time, but now the sea-weary sailing ship awaits scuttling in the cold English Channel." ; Signed by Author 
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Full Ahead!  A Career Story of the American Merchant Marine, Riesenberg, Jr. , Felix
Full Ahead! A Career Story of the American Merchant Marine

Around The Horn A Journal December 10, 1861 to March 25, 1862, Sill, Edward Rowland (edited with An Introduction by Stanley T. Williams and Barbara D. Simison)
Around The Horn A Journal December 10, 1861 to March 25, 1862

Salt Water Daffy, Wylie, Philip
Salt Water Daffy

 
 
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