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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. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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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." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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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." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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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 Pamphlet Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a 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." 
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NELSON'S PURSE The Mystery of Lord Nelson's Lost Treasures, Downer, Martyn
6 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
7 Ellsberg, Commander Edward On the Bottom
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1929 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine 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. "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." 
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THE WHITE FLYERS Harvard and Yale: American Coastwise Travel, Gruner, George F.
8 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
9 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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Carib Cruises the West Indies, Mitchell, Carleton
10 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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Eminent Americans  Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet, Rickover, Admiral George Hyman
11 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 with No dust jacket as issued Trade PB 
B&W Photographs; This 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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GREETINGS FROM THE MORNING STAR IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC, Triplett, R. F. (Ray and Shirley Triplett)
12 Triplett, R. F. (Ray and Shirley Triplett) GREETINGS FROM THE MORNING STAR IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Russell, New Zealand R. F. Triplett 1976 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good+ 
This is a personal newsletter / Christmas greeting from the owners and crew of the sailing ketch Morning Star during it's travels during the year 1976. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and comes with heavy cardstock covers. The covers have some lightly ground--in dirt and the shadow of a grease pencil marking on the inner corner of the front cover by the spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright and include a double-page map of the South Pacific with the trip notated. The owners of the ketch, Ray and Shirley Triplett took eight years navigate one and a half times around the world -- and included several of these greetings / newsletters during the process. Later, their travels, bolstered by their faith, were put in book form as Voyage of Commitment: Morning Star around the World. This particular newsletter is one of an unknown number of copies. "The 1975 Morning Star newsletter was written from the Island of Fatua Hiva in the Marquesas Islands last October. We cruised for two and one-halp months among the Marquesas Islands to Hiva Oa, Tahuata, Ua Huka, Nuku Hiva, and Finally Ua Pu. Here we decided to get off the beaten yacht track and take the calculated risk of sailing into the very heart of the Tuamotu Archipelago. " 
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Uss Princeton Far Eastern Cruise 1956, United States Navy
13 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." 
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A Ship's Tale, Young, N. Jay
14 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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Uss Princeton Far Eastern Cruise 1956, United States Navy
Uss Princeton Far Eastern Cruise 1956

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)
The Log Of A Jack Tar; Or, The Life Of James Choyce, Master Mariner With O'Brien's Captivity in France

A Ship's Tale, Young, N. Jay
A Ship's Tale

 
 
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