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1 "Gilcraft". SEA PIE.
London George Philip & Son Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
32 pp, 7 7/16" H. Green paper covers with lettering and wave pattern in red and Scout crest in yellow on front cover, red lettering/illustration on rear cover. Colour and b&w illustrations. No date, but post card advising of a meeting for Patrol Leaders and Seconds, postmarked 1937, is laid in at front. Contents: Flags of the Empire; Flags of Foreign Countries; Types of Bridges; Types of Fires; Leaves of Wood that Burns Well; Knots, Bends and Hitches; Stars of the Northern Heavens; How to Find the North Star; The Deaf and Dumb Alphabet; The Braille System; Morse Signalling; Semaphore Signalling; Signal Code Flags; Numeral Pennants; Signals for Pilots; Examples of Hoists; A Glossary of Nautical Terms, etc.; How to Distinguish Ships at Sea (silhouettes); Admiralty Charts; The Plimsoll Line; Finding the Depth of the Sea; To Take Soundings; What Lights on Ships Mean; Tides, and Time at Sea; Storm Signals, etc.; Signals of Distress; Buoys and their Meanings; Shipping Companies' Flags & Funnels; Greyhounds of the Sea 1492-1934; Who's Who Among Seabirds; A Typical Light-house; Sea Pie (recipe). Interior - staples are rusty, some center pages have some light creases, previous owner's name/place stamps and small pen notation on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - very light edge wear, three corners with small soft creases. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL., (Weatherell, John.)  Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.
2 (Weatherell, John.) Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL.
Michael Joseph, London, 1954, second printing. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "John Wetherell was a native of Whitby, one of the thirteen children of Nathan Wetherell, a whaling captain. He was born in 1780, and his father died in 1789 - ki lled, according to Wetherell, in a skirmish with Eskimos in Davis Strait. Wetherell himself died, probably in New York, sometime after 1834. He left behind him an autobiography, in three volumes of manuscript amounting altogether to a thous a n d p a g es. It had been the object of a fruitless search by students of the period until, a few years ago, Mrs Anne Klein of New York, an enthusiastic collector of rare nautical books, discovered it at the New York auction of the library of th e la te Ga br ie l Wells." A fascinating look at life at sea in during the Napoleonic era, including conditions in the prisons for sailors in France. Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge w ear . D ust ja cke t has been price-clipped, has very light stamp ink offset on front flap, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NAUTICAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES., Baddeley, Jon.
3 Baddeley, Jon. NAUTICAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES.
Konecky & Konecky, (New York, 1993). 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "This well-illustrated collector's guide covers a wide range of nautical decorative arts and naviational instruments. The book spans the period from the sixteenth century to the present day with an emphasis on the golden age of production between 1800 and 1940. These more modern pieces are readily found in specialist shops and auctions and are therefore more affordable than earlier and rarer pieces. The book is divided into eight chapters, covering ship models, navigational instruments, ship fixtures and fittings, marine arts and crafts, ocean liner artefacts and ship portrait painting. A concluding chapter lists public and private collections where marine art can be seen and provides information on its purchase internationally. There is also practical advice on the restoration of these artefacts." Dust jacket very light edge wrinkling and very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MACASKILL:  SEASCAPES AND SAILING SHIPS., Bruce, Harry & Darrach, Claude.  Foreword by Sherman Hines.  Preface By Thomas H. Raddall.
4 Bruce, Harry & Darrach, Claude. Foreword by Sherman Hines. Preface By Thomas H. Raddall. MACASKILL: SEASCAPES AND SAILING SHIPS.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Nimbus 1987 0920852785 / 9780920852781 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
128 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "In the 1920s and '30s, when commercial photography was still in its infancy, Wallace R. MacAskill was the worlds best marine photographer. Quite possibly he still is. MacAskill (1893-1956) was born in St. Peter's on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and from childhood on, his first and last loves were photography and the sea. He devoted his life to both. His own greatest critic, MacAskill destroyed 99 out of 100 of his negatives, yet left over 6,000 images to posterity. This book is a careful selection from among (those images)." Dust jacket has some very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
5 Duffy, Michael, ed. (Alessandra Nibbi, Derek Howse, Peter Fenton, Conrad Dixon, William Philpott, Ian Buxton, R.J. Hunter, John C. Appleby, Sidney Brown, Ray Gambell, Betty Nelson Curryer, K.D. McBride, Austin Farrar.) THE MARINER'S MIRROR. THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH. VOL. 79 NO. 1. FEBRUARY 1993.
Society for Nautical Research, Portsmouth, 1993. 
128 pp, 9 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents include: Stone Anchors: The Evidence Re-assessed; Some Early Tidal Diagrams; The Navigator as Natural Historian; To Walk the Quarterdeck: The Naval Career of David Ewan Bartholomew; 'One Ha d to Stiffen One's Upper Lip': The Royal Navy and the Battle of Puerto Plata, 1904; The Development of the Merchant Ship 1880-1990; Scotland and the Atlantic: the Voyage of the 'Jonet' of Leith, December 1611; A Guinea Venture, c.1657: a n o t e o n t h e early English slave trade; Was James Bartley swallowed by a whale?; From Monte Video to Troy: W.L. Byers, Victorian manufacturer and shipowner; 1914 - Task Forces that never were; Devon Seine Net Boats in 1934, etc. Interior - sm al l so f t cr e as e at top corner of last half of pages, soft wrinkle at fore-edge of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling, small soft corner creases on rear cover, small bump a t t op of s pi ne. Ver y Goo d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Duffy, Michael, ed. (Larry D. Gragg, J.D. Alsop, Edward Sargent, David Eastwood, John H. Harland, Michael Whitby, Lawrence Phillips, C.D. Lee, Canon Peter Raban, A.G.E. Jones, J.E. de Courcy Ireland.) THE MARINER'S MIRROR. THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH. VOL. 77 NO. 2. MAY 1991.
Society for Nautical Research, Portsmouth, 1991. 
Paging runs 101 - 212, 9 9/16" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents include: Shipmasters in Early Barbados; British Intelligence for the North Atlantic Theatre of the War of Spanish Succession; The Planning and Early Buildings of the West In dia Docks; The Design of Winches Used at Sea in the 1800s; In Defence of Home Waters: Doctrine and Training in the Canadian Navy During the 1930s; Lord Torrington's Trial; A 'Prussian' Privateer in 1759; Interpreters in the Royal Navy; Ski n B o a t s , e tc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing and soiling, minor wrinkle at top edge of front cover and first page, book slightly cocked. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Fetherling, George. RUNNING AWAY TO SEA: ROUND THE WORLD ON A TRAMP FREIGHTER.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2009, first edition. 
236 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028539 "At a turning point in his life, George Fetherling embarked on an adventure to sail round the wrold on one of the last of the tramp freighters. The four-month voyage carried him 30,000 nautical mil es from Europe via the Panama Canal to the South Pacific and back by way of Singapore, Indonesia, the Indian Ocean, and Suez. Written with dash, colour, and droll humour, (his) narrative is peopled by a rich cast of characters, from the Forei g n L e g ionnaires of French Polnesia to the 'raskol' gangs of Papua New Guinea. The author captures the reality of life aboard a working cargo ship - the boredom, the seclusion, the differences of nationality and culture that isolation and cramp ed q u ar te rs seem to exaggerate. But the routine of loneliness or tranquility is punctuated by moments of near-panic - shipboard fires, furniture-smashing storms, even a brush with pirates in the Straits of Malacca." Interior - clean and tigh t w ith n o p rev iou s ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
APOLLO 10: THE NASA MISSION REPORTS.  COMPILED FROM THE NASA ARCHIVES AND EDITED BY ROBERT GODWIN.  WITH BONUS WINDOWS CDROM: "TO SORT OUT THE UNKNOWNS" AND "GREEN LIGHT FOR A LUNAR LANDING"., Godwin, Robert, compiler.
8 Godwin, Robert, compiler. APOLLO 10: THE NASA MISSION REPORTS. COMPILED FROM THE NASA ARCHIVES AND EDITED BY ROBERT GODWIN. WITH BONUS WINDOWS CDROM: "TO SORT OUT THE UNKNOWNS" AND "GREEN LIGHT FOR A LUNAR LANDING".
Apogee, Burlington, Ontario, (1999). 
175 pp, + CD ROM in pouch at rear, 10" H, soft cover. B&w and colour photographs, b&w maps, drawings/diagrams. ISBN 1896522521 "On May 18th 1969 NASA launched the last in a series of daring test flights of the Apollo hardware. Apollo 10 would fo llow swiftly on the heels of the successful flight of Apollo 9. The goal was to send a second crew into deep space but this time with the fully equipped hardware that would be required for a lunar landing. Veteran astronauts Commander Tom Staff o r d and Lunar Module Pilot Gene Cernan were to fly tantalisingly close to the barren lunar surface - a mere eight nautical miles, while Command Module Pilot John Young would be required to conduct the first rendezvous in lunar orbit to ensure the s af e return of his crew mates. 'Apollo 10 The NASA Mission Reports' finally puts in one place four of the most important documents from this auspicious flight, The Apollo 10 Press Kit, The Apollo 10 Pre-Launch Mission Operation Report, The Apoll o 1 0 P os t Launch Mission Operation Report and The Apollo 10 Post Launch Mission Operation Report Supplement. For the interest of collectors, students or historians alike (this book) follows the final test flight of Apollo through a series of ast onis hing te chnological accomplishments including the accurate measurement of distortions in the moon's gravitational field which would finally pave the way for man's first landing on another world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ow nersh ip ma rks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CRUISING IN TROPICAL WATERS AND CORAL., Lucas, Alan.
9 Lucas, Alan. CRUISING IN TROPICAL WATERS AND CORAL.
International Marine, Camden, Maine, 1987. 
228 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0877429545 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, diagrams. "The bulk of the world's cruising fleet emanates from non-coral areas and carries out most of its crui sing within coral waters. There is therefore a positive need to understand the realities: the seasons of trade winds; the behaviour of destructive winds; the special foods to be found in the tropics; the dangers of coral waters and the spe c i a l p r o b lems of navigating and anchoring there. Cruising in coral is different. Not terrifyingly so, as some sailing authors might have you believe, but different enough to warrant a general overhaul of nautical attitudes and practices as w el l as ga in in g general knowledge pertinent to that environment." Contents: Introduction; The Coral Reef; The Best Boat in Coral; Navigating in Coral Waters; Anchoring in Coral; Trade Winds; Destructive Winds; Wet Season Layover; Tropical M ain ten an ce; Sta yin g H ea lthy; Swimming and Diving; Fishing; Preparing Fish for Cooking; Cooking Ashore; Preserving Food without Refrigeration; Tropical Fruits and Vegetables; The Coconut; Emergency Repairs and Salvage; Survival; Survival Navi gati on; Cor al C o mmun itie s; I nde x. Tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing to glossy boards, light scuff line down rear board. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HORNBLOWER'S SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY & THEIR MODELS, Saville, Martin.
10 Saville, Martin. HORNBLOWER'S SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY & THEIR MODELS
Dulles, Virginia Brassey's 2000 1574884603 / 9781574884609 First U.S. Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
128 pp, 9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, plans. "The Indefatigable. The Justinian. The Papillon. The Julia. Fans of Horatio Hornblower surely recognize the names of the ships in C.S. Forester's classic novels, and the producers went all out when recreating these famous vessels recently for television. (The author) was there from the beginning, supervising the construction and filming of the models used in the award-winning TV series. In (this book, he) takes the reader with him through the reseach, planning, design and construction phases of the lavish models, and behind the scenes of the production of the shows as well. (I)ncludes a full reference section detailing the ship types, full specifications, historical precedents, the fictional role of the vessels, and scale plans of the ships. It will delight both nautical enthusiasts and model builders." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wrap around crease on covers/spine (2" on front cover & 4" on rear cover). 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MEMOIRS OF A SEAFARING LIFE:  THE NARRATIVE OF WILLIAM SPAVENS, PENSIONER ON THE NAVAL CHEST AT CHATHAM., Spavens, William.  Edited and introduced by N.A.M. Rodger.
11 Spavens, William. Edited and introduced by N.A.M. Rodger. MEMOIRS OF A SEAFARING LIFE: THE NARRATIVE OF WILLIAM SPAVENS, PENSIONER ON THE NAVAL CHEST AT CHATHAM.
Folio Society, London, 2000. 
254 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in blue slipcase decorated with a reproduction of an engraving by Robert Dodd, 1796, 'His Majesty's Ship Glatton...attacking a French Squadron..." Three-quarter bound in dark blue buckram with a printed front on cambri c-grained material showing a sailor leaning on a gun. Illustrated with b&w and color reproductions. The title page continues, "CONTAINING An Account of a great Variety of such Incidents as the Author met with in the Sea Service ALSO A descr i p t i v e Account of the Discipline, Allowance, and Customs of His Majesty's Navy, the East India Company, and other Merchants' Service TO WHICH IS ADDED A short and plain Introduction to Astronomy and Geography; with a brief Description of seve ra l Co un tr ie s in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and Tables of Latitude and Longitude, &c. &c. AND An Explanation of NAUTICAL TERMS. THE WHOLE MADE EASY AND ADAPTED TO THE CAPACITY OF YOUTH." "The Narrative of William Spavens was first p ubl is hed by R. Sh ea rdown and Son in Louth, Lincolnshire, in 1796." Minor rubbing to slipcase. Fine/Fine 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
 
MiG MASTER: THE STORY OF THE F-8 CRUSADER., Tillman, Barrett.  Foreword by Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale.
12 Tillman, Barrett. Foreword by Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale. MiG MASTER: THE STORY OF THE F-8 CRUSADER.
Nautical and Naval, Annapolis, 1980. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0933852177 B&w photographs. "Described as a 'thoroughbred' worthy of all the care it demanded, the Chance Vought F-8 Crusader served as one of the most capable and long-lived aircraft in nav al aviation history. It was designed as an air superiority fighter, a 'gunfighter' armed with four 20-mm cannon rather than air-to-air missiles. Eventually, the Navy adapted the Crusader to carry many other kinds of armament. It also serve d i n o t her roles such as photo recce, strike, and experimental....Features (of this book) are: a design and construction history of the F-8; F-8 armaments; Vietnam operations including a chapter devoted to MiG battles; extensive appendices that f u rn is h d et ails of F-8 deployment, pilots and engineering; over 70 photos." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light browning at edges, very light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHILE WASHINGTON BURNED:  THE BATTLE FOR FORT ERIE 1814., Whitehorne, Joseph.
13 Whitehorne, Joseph. WHILE WASHINGTON BURNED: THE BATTLE FOR FORT ERIE 1814.
The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, Baltimore, Maryland, (1992). 
227 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. "...recounts the first U.S. victory on the land against an organized British force and details the series of bloody attacks and counterattacks...drawing from new archaeological discoveries a nd pains taking archival and genealogical research, offers a compelling tale of bravery and bravado, of fear and sacrfice, of fleeting glories and costly standoffs. Featuring maps and extensive appendixes of the armies involved, the boo k a n a l y z e s the strategy and tactics of the battle and highlights the emergence of the new military leaders, like Brigadier General Winfield Scott, who instilled new standards for military professionalism in the U.S. Army." Minor edgewear t o b oa rd s. Du st j ac k et has very light edgewear, one tiny closed tear at bottom of front panel near spine. NF/NF 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
IN THE BLOOD.  A SINCLAIR STORY., Wingate, John.
14 Wingate, John. IN THE BLOOD. A SINCLAIR STORY.
Heinemann, London, 1973, first edition. 
147 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "For Peter Sinclair, a life at sea is in the blood - as he discovers when he takes the advice of his sailor father and leaves his job in a factory to join the Merchant Navy. (This) is the story of Peter Sinclair's first three years in the Merchant Service. His adventures in a round-the-world voyage and in tankers of the present day make exciting reading. They also give a fascinating record of the contrasts to be found at sea today b e t w e e n the fast disappearing and worn-out ocean-going cargo ships and the superb technical vessels that comprise the modern cargo carrier. John Wingate has done a great deal of research at sea amongst the seafarers and in the ships of the B ri ti sh M er ch an t Navy and has talked freely to many members of ships' crews. 'In the Blood' - the seventh book in the Submariner Sinclair series - is based on those experiences and is essential reading for anyone interested in a mercantile c are er. " "Gl oss ary of N autical Terms" at end of book. Tiny stain/paper slub at top edge of page 89/90, small ghost sticker mark on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket is clipped, ha s l ight edg e wear /wri nkli ng, a f ew very small closed tears and tiny chips, crease at top of rear panel, light rubbing, small area of surface paper loss due to pencil erasure and a small circular label mark with scuffs and paper residue on fro nt p anel, ligh t water mark down eit her side of rear flap-fold. Very Good/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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