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MACASKILL:  SEASCAPES AND SAILING SHIPS., Bruce, Harry & Darrach, Claude.  Foreword by Sherman Hines.  Preface By Thomas H. Raddall.
1 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
 
 
SAILING SHIPS:  THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM.  PART I:  HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II:  CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES.  2 VOLUME SET., Clowes, G.S. Laird.
2 Clowes, G.S. Laird. SAILING SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM. PART I: HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II: CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES. 2 VOLUME SET.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1932 Soft Cover Very Good - 
115 pp + 122 pp, 9 9/16" H. Part I is the Third Edition, printed in 1932 and Part II is the Second Edition, printed in 1936. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Part I Contents: Introduction; Early Ships of the Mediterranean Littoral; The Vessels of Greece and Rome; Early Craft of North-Eastern Europe; The English One-Masted Ship; The Introduction of the Three-Masted Ship; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War in the Eighteenth Century; Merchant-Ships in the Eighteenth Century; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Part II Contents: Early Ships, Up to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century; The Introduction of the Three-Master; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War of the Eighteenth Century; "Prisoner-of-War" Models; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Interiors - a few tiny corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light rubbing on covers, a few light wrinkles on spines, surface paper damage (glued) at bottom rear corner of Part II 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CALIFORNIA IN 1792:  A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT., Cutter, Donald C.  (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.)
3 Cutter, Donald C. (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.) CALIFORNIA IN 1792: A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1990 0806127317 / 9780806127316 Soft Cover Fine 
176 pp, 8 3/6" H. B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1792, two Spanish schooners, the 'Sutil' and the 'Mexicana', were ordered to inspect the Pacific Coast from Vancouver Island to Monterey. The schooners were commanded by two youthful naval officers, Dionisio Alcala Galiano and Cayetano Valdes. Assisted by their scribe and artist, Jose Cadero, they recorded their efforts to find the so-called Strait of Anian, a Spanish Northwest Passage. The full account, here translated into English, reveals much new information on the indigenous peoples of California, Spanish-Indian relations, and the successes and failures of the Franciscan missionaries. Also included is a vocabulary and catechism of the Carmel Mission Indians missing in earlier editions. In introductory chapters and notes, Donald C. Cutter supplements the authors' observations with a brief history of California and biographical information on the authors, other naval officers, and the soldiers and friars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Fowler, William M., Jr. REBELS UNDER SAIL: THE AMERICAN NAVY DURING THE REVOLUTION.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1976, book club edition. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Almost as soon as the smoke had settled at Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution was being fought on the sea as well as on land. A fragile and disunited coalition of thirteen colonies, embarking on a war with a great naval power, began to build a navy for the 'preservation of the lives, liberty and property of the good people of these Colonies'. (This book) provides a vivid and authoritative history of h o w t h e new American nation set about its task. Americans have always been a sea-minded people, and even before the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Congress resolved to build a strong navy. The maritime skills of New England and th e ti m be r, p itch and turpentine of the colonies had made them a major resource for the British navy; this resource the Americans now turned toward their own ends. Fowler describes how a small group of delegates to Congress, led by John Adam s an d str on gly su ppo rted by Washington, labored to form a powerful fighting fleet. He describes the difficulty of enlisting men for the navy (they preferred to sail on privateers where they could reap rich rewards from capturing enemy vessel s) , th e jock eyi ng f or c omma nd by captains, the building of ships in shipyards all up and down the coast. The fledgling navy made some terrible blunders - most notably the disastrous Penobscot expedition which cost the Americans dearly - but it also en joyed mom ents of gr eat g lory, particularly under its greatest commander, John Paul Jones. Fowler describes both the failures and the successes, and he surveys the story not just of the navy itself but of the privateers and merchant s hip s tha t f ought along side it." Light wrinkling and edge wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has slight edge browning on inside, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
COCONUT ISLAND OR THE ADVENTURES OF TWO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH SEAS., Gibbings, Robert.
5 Gibbings, Robert. COCONUT ISLAND OR THE ADVENTURES OF TWO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH SEAS.
J.M. Dent & Sons, Letchworth, 1953, reprint (second impression of the revised text). 
245 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, approx. 80 b&w woodblock prints by Robert Gibbings. "Patrick and Penelope set sail with their artist uncle on a cargo vessel bound for Jamaica and Panama, on their way to Tahiti. Their u ncle is on the look-out for a scientist friend of his, who is studying fish somewhere in those parts. On arrival in Tahiti he finds that his friend is on a small island some three days' sail from there, so they all embark again, this time i n a s c h o oner, in hopes of reaching him. But a storm blows up. The skipper decides to put his unusual passengers ashore on the south end of the island before the gale increases, and Uncle John starts to row through a gap in the reef in one of t h e s hi p' s bo ats. 'Great waves were surging through the pass....the receding current caught the boat and carried it as though it had been a cork....then, a moment's horror - over and over and over....' The children are washed up on the b eac h, an d ca n s ee no tr ace of their uncle. Patrick and Penelope have to lead the life of real castaways, befriended by a native who discovers them, and who initiates them into the art of catching coconut crabs, pearl diving, building a hous e, and al l m an er of t hin gs gene rally necessary to salvation on a 'desert island' in the tropics...." Faint waterstains on top of textblock, heavy color fading to top half of fore-edge of both boards - due to dampness, slight fadind at botto m e dge o f fr ont boa rd, ligh t to mo derat e edge rubbing, light wrinling at top/bottom of spine, minor foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped at both corners of front flap; partial old label on front flap; chips and tea rs ( some w ith c reas es) at t op/bot tom o f sp ine an d flap-folds; light to moderate edge wear; light browning, moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and top edge of flaps; small watermarks on spine; a few dye marks on inside top edge. Good-/F air 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BLUENOSE MASTER:  THE MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN ERNEST K. HARTLING., Hartling, Ernest K. and Kranz, Jo.
6 Hartling, Ernest K. and Kranz, Jo. BLUENOSE MASTER: THE MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN ERNEST K. HARTLING.
Willowdale, Ontario Hounslow Press 1989 0888821182 / 9780888821188 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Gerard Williams. 
177 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings by Gerard Williams, plus b&w photographs, maps. "(B)orn on April 30, 1906, (Ernest Hartling) grew up in his grandparents' house, overlooking Spanish Ship Bay, Nova Scotia. Entranced by the sight of the billowing white sails of Grandfather's schooner, he embarked on a lifelong fascination with ships and the sea. As a small boy, when he was allowed to steer his father's ship, he knew he was born to be a sailor. In this book, (he) takes us on a voyage through a life crammed with adventure, colour, and excitement: his eyewitness account of the Great Halifax Explosion; crossing the Atlantic at the age of twelve as an ordinary seaman; striking out alone at fourteen in pursuit of his dream of a seafaring life; but that is just the beginning. He sailed the high seas on numerous ships to countless ports and, while still very young, became master of a ship. In Halifax, during the Second World War, Ernest took on the dangerous job of harbour pilot, guiding convoys safely out to sea. Relishing the challenge, he remained a pilot for twenty-nine years. Illuminating every page is the character of Ernest Hartling, who retired after more than fifty years at sea, only to return to it as master of the 'Bluenose II' - the crowning achievement of his life." Dust jacket has minor rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SONGS OF THE SEA:  THE TALES AND TUNES OF SAILORS AND SAILING SHIPS., Hugill, Stan.
7 Hugill, Stan. SONGS OF THE SEA: THE TALES AND TUNES OF SAILORS AND SAILING SHIPS.
McGraw-Hill, Maidenhead, 1977. 
198 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0070311382 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, musical notation. "Life was short, brutal, lonely and joyless for the 'jolly tar', except for strong dr ink, women - and the solace of song. So he sang: short, rhythmic, onomatopoeic chants to time his backbreaking work at capstan and halyard, the famous 'shanties'. Or longer, ribald or forlorn ditties for idle moments, called 'forebitters' a f t e r t h e metal bollards on the fo'c's'lehead. He sang bravura songs when outward bound; yearning, sexier songs for the homeward reach; warning songs of pirates, press gangs, and faithless maidens; and songs of admiration for the likes of s u ch s ai lo rs as ' Bold MacCarteney'....And here they are, the authentic words and music of more than a hundred sea songs and chants in half a dozen languages. Some are as old as the mists of time, some as new as the great steel-hulled four-ma st ers in th e n itr a te run s of the 1890s....To describe and interpret that history, the book begins with an illustrated look at the sailors' varied machines: ships, brigs, barks, schooners, sloops and so on - and their marvelously complex rigg ing s. Ther e is a h andy g los sary of terms and vernacular, and many clear explanations of customs and language, from the above-mentioned forebitters to the gruesome 'Nelson's Blood' and the ever-present 'Armstrong's Patent' - the muscle power that ma de ev eryth ing g o. T he sail or's skills, dress, pay, superstitions, drink, food - and loves - are clearly described and pictured. There are anecdotes galore: stories of shanghaiing and mutiny, shipwreck and cannabilism, storms and trop ical isle s. Ev ery so ng is transl ate d int o Eng lish (and cleaned up a bit) where necessary, and accompanied by a brief history of its origins and its travels from country to country. But try singing the original words in French or Dutch or ev en (S wedis h or No rwegian ), if only fo r th eir wo nderfu l rhythms." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very small bump to corners of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear. Very Good/ Very Goo d 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
8 Leefe, John Gordon. THE ATLANTIC PRIVATEERS: THEIR STORY - 1749-1815.
Nova Scotia Region of Queens Municipality 1999 0919380271 / 9780919380271 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Inscribed By Author
66 pp, 7" H. B&w illustrations. Inscribed by author on half title page. The story of the armed merchant vessels that were licensed to wage war on His Majesty's enemies on the high seas. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small faint mark at bottom of front cover, very small light mark at bottom corner of rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
COUNTRYMEN.  THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW DENMARK'S JEWS ESCAPED THE NAZIS, OF THE COURAGE OF THEIR FELLOW DANES - AND OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ROLE OF THE SS., Lidegaard, Bo.  translated from the Danish by Robert Maass.
9 Lidegaard, Bo. translated from the Danish by Robert Maass. COUNTRYMEN. THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW DENMARK'S JEWS ESCAPED THE NAZIS, OF THE COURAGE OF THEIR FELLOW DANES - AND OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ROLE OF THE SS.
Toronto Signal / McClelland & Stewart 2013 0771047126 / 9780771047121 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
396 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(In 1943, anticipating) that the German occupying powers would soon issue the long-feared order to round up the entire population of Jews for deportation to concentration camps, the Danish people stood up in defiance and resisted. The king, politicians, and ordinary civilians were united in their response - these treatened people were not simply Jews but fellow Danes who happened to be Jewish, and no one would help in rounding them up for confinement and deporation. Over fourteen harrowing days, as they were helped, hidden, and protected by ordinary people who spontaneously rushed to save their fellow citizens, an incredible 7,742 out of 8,200 Jewish refugees were smuggled out all along the coast - on ships, schooners, fishing boats, anything that floated - to Sweden. Unfolding on a day-to-day basis, 'Countrymen' brings together accounts written by individuals and officials as events happened, offering a comprehensive overview that underlines occupied Denmark's historical importance to Hitler as a prop for a model Nazi state and revealing the savage conflict among top Nazi brass for control of the country." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
10 London, Jack. THE SEA-WOLF. MACMILLAN LARGE PRINT EDITION.
New York Macmillan Large Print Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
366 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with silver, gold & copper lettering on spine. "This American classic, first published in 1904, is one of the finest novels of the sea ever written. The hero-narrator, Humphrey Van Weyden, is a literary critic and a man of leisure, who is wrecked while crossing San Francisco Bay in a ferryboat. He is carried out to sea, and is picked up by an outward bound sealing-schooner named the 'Ghost'. The Captain, called 'Wolf' Larsen because of his fiendish cruelty and furious temper, refuses to put Van Weyden ashore. Later, a beautiful girl, who has also been the victim of shipwreck, is rescued by the 'Ghost'. Together, she and Van Weyden go through some perilous and highly exciting adventures, in a story which will never lose its power to entertain. The background is completely authentic; Jack London was himself aboard a sealing boat in the Bering Sea and along the coast of Japan." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small tear at top of spine, a few tiny edge dents at bottom of front board, one corner with very light wear, 4" rub line on rear board, very faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has areas of light browning and foxing, light soiling and rubbing, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, three edge tears (one with crease) - all archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF CONFLICT., McKelvie, B.A.
11 McKelvie, B.A. TALES OF CONFLICT.
Vancouver Vancouver Daily Province 1949 Hard Cover Good C.P. Connorton. 
99 pp, 10 1/2" H. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering, gray paper covered boards with red lettering & decoration on front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w drawings. Stories of conflicts between the native peoples and white explorers/settlers in British Columbia during the 19th century. Contents: Preface; The Price of Safety; Kendrick's Laundry; The White Slave of Slaves; The Captive Armourer; Treachery at Fort St. John; New Caledonia Conflict; Attack at Fort McLoughlin; Finlayson's Strategy; Fort Rupert Murders; The Basis of Freedom; Hell's Gate Aflame; Massacre at Ganges; The Salt Whisky War; The Defiance of Ot-chee-wun; The Chilcotin War; The Pirates of Clayoquot; The Obstinacy of Chief Jim; When Chief Isadore Ran Riot; Notes. Previous owner's bookplate and a small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, small bump at bottom of rear board, a few faint line indentations on front board, minor browning to edges of boards, some very small foxing marks and a small faint liquid mark on rear board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 McLaren, R. Keith. BLUENOSE & BLUENOSE II.
Willowdale, Ontario Hounslow Press 1981 0888820429 / 9780888820426 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Unpaginated, 11 1/8" H. B&w and colour photographs, cutaways, course maps, reproductions. A look at the racing history of the schooner Bluenose and at the life of the Bluenose II, an ambassador for Nova Scotia tourism. Small bump to bottom of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has small areas of very light edge wrinkling, light browning to inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS., Metcalfe, Willis.
13 Metcalfe, Willis. CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS.
South Bay, Ontario South Marysburgh Marine Society 1979 0920028187 / 9780920028186 Revised Edition Soft Cover Good 
185 pp + (9) pp +indexes, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. A history of shipbuilding, shipwrecks, schooners, sloops, lighthouses, sailors, etc. on the Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County. Section headings: Prince Edward County Ships; Ships that Came & Ships that Stayed; Ports of Call; Life and Light; Sing of Sailors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - some light fading to colour on spine, hinges, and top edge of rear cover; spine has some light creases, is concave and is lightly twisted. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE VAGABOND FLEET:  A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE., Murray, Peter.
14 Murray, Peter. THE VAGABOND FLEET: A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE.
Victoria, B.C. Sono Nis Press 1988 1550390007 / 9781550390001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Maurice Chadwick. 
260 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. Sepiatone photographs, colour ship portraits. "This gripping history of Canada's unknown seal hunt is a saga of greed and subterfuge, of bumbling diplomatic intrigue that almost led to war. At the same time it is the story of brave men who battled stormy seas in aging ships, many of which had seen better days. Countless lives were lost. Many of the victims were native Indians recruited with their canoes and spears from villages along the west coast of Vancouver Island. The effect of these tragedies on the Indian population and the economic impact of the fur seal hunt on their way of life is examined here for the first time. Threaded throughout the book are stories of the colourful characters who skippered and manned the sealing schooners. After years of acrimonious negotiations, a four-nation treaty was finally signed in 1911 which saved the fur seals from extinction. It was a landmark agreement in the conservation of marine life which set the pattern for a number of other international treaties over the years." Dust jacket has small wrinkle at top edge of rear flap, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PANDORA'S LAST VOYAGE., Rawson, Geoffrey.
15 Rawson, Geoffrey. PANDORA'S LAST VOYAGE.
Longmans, London, 1963, first edition. 
165 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "In 1791, H.M.S. Pandora was sent to the Pacific to find the notorious Bounty and bring the mutineers back to justice in England. Though Pandora never found the object of her mi ssion and failed to apprehend the main party on Pitcairn Island, she eventually rounded up those of the mutineers who had elected to stay on Tahiti. These had to face Pandora's brutal Captain Edwards, and some were inexcusably lost, drowned i n t h e i r manacles when Pandora ran on to a reef. The wreck was succeeded by a hazardous and astonishing passage in open boats to safety - to trial and possible death. Contemporary documents form the basis of (this) rousing account of the voy ag e, of P an do ra's crew and of her prisoners; of the Bounty midshipman George Stewart who married a beautiful Tahitian and whose romance was celebrated by Byron; of Mary Bryant, the girl convict from Botany Bay; and of the aimiable people of th e ' Isl a nd Par adi ses ' to whom the coming of ships' crews to the South Seas brought little but sorrow and degradation. Set against a background of perilous reefs and uncharted tropical seas, their story has all the power of history, and the pac e an d ex ci tme nt o f ad vent ure." Minor bump at top of spine, previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel , lig ht brow ning at bo ttom edge of flaps. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LABRADOR ODYSSEY:  THE JOURNAL AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF ELIOT CURWEN ON THE SECOND VOYAGE OF WILFRED GRENFELL, 1893., Rompkey, Ronald, ed.  Eliot Curwen.
16 Rompkey, Ronald, ed. Eliot Curwen. LABRADOR ODYSSEY: THE JOURNAL AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF ELIOT CURWEN ON THE SECOND VOYAGE OF WILFRED GRENFELL, 1893.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston, (1996), Ist edition. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "A religious, well-educated Victorian, Eliot Curwen takes us into the heart of the colonial society he encountered. His journal provides insights into a pervasive sectarianism, the tawdry political world of St. John's, the rudimentary conditions aboard the fishing schooners, and the poverty of the Labrador 'livyers', the permanent white settlers who had intermarried with the Inuit. He provides fresh details about the lives of the Moravian Brethren, the first missionaries to the Native population, and comments on the wildlife, the natural environment, and the general disposition of the countryside. Curwen's candid remarks about Grenfell reveal details about the young missionary and social reformer not found elsewhere..." Light edge wear, tiny bump/scuff at bottom edge of front board, light waviness to top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has wrinkling and tiny tear at top of spine, light rubbing, irregular thin line indentation on rear panel. VG/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS:  FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES., Snider, C.H.J.
17 Snider, C.H.J. IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS: FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES.
London John Lane the Bodley Head 1913 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
292 pp + 24 pp publisher's list, 7 3/4" H. Bright red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration and blind borders on front board. Comes with what appears to be an early facsimile dust jacket in b&w with no publisher noted. Although chipped, creased and much taped on the inside, it has wraparound captioned illustrations (including flaps) of many of the ships mentioned and titling on the spine and front panel. It has protected the book's cloth, keeping the red unusually bright. Top edge red, b&w illustrations (collated). Chapter headings: Bow Wave; An Anchor in a Grave Yard; When Chauncey Came to Kingston; The Burlington Races; The Niagara Sweepstakes; The Escape of the "Slippery Six"; The Boy Commander and the Widow; A Resurrection on the Shores of Graveyard Pond; How We Took Oswego; The Captain's Gig Goes Glove-Hunting; Yarns o' York; Apples of Ashes; Champions of Champlain; The Spoiling of the Spoilers; The Silent St. Lawrence. Some light toning to endpapers, tiny stain in top margin of pages 170 & 171, very small bump to fore-edge and a small crease at bottom corner of pages 205 to 270, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine - less at top edge. Dust jacket is protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
TARRY BREEKS AND VELVET GARTERS: SAIL ON THE GREAT LAKES OF AMERICA, IN WAR, DISCOVERY, AND THE FUR TRADE, UNDER THE FLEUR-DE-LYS., Snider, C.H.J.  Introduction by the Hon. Arthur W. Roebuck, Q.C.
18 Snider, C.H.J. Introduction by the Hon. Arthur W. Roebuck, Q.C. TARRY BREEKS AND VELVET GARTERS: SAIL ON THE GREAT LAKES OF AMERICA, IN WAR, DISCOVERY, AND THE FUR TRADE, UNDER THE FLEUR-DE-LYS.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1958, first edition. 
148 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "As a child the author had often wondered whether there were ever French men-of-war on Lake Ontario, and his own sailing days turned up surprising ans wers. The French did have vessels on the Lakes the very first, and they did their part - and it was a very important part - in opening up this continent to the world. They had their storms and their battles, their triumphs and their tragedi e s . T h is book is an attempt to answer for others the questions the author had to answer for himself. Its theme is sail and sailors on the Great Lakes during the eighty-seven years of the French regime. It reveals the Great Lakes as the highwa y of c i vi li zation in the heroic days of the great explorers and traders, and shows specifically how La Salle proved the feasibility of deepwater navigation from the Atlantic to the heart of the continent, the present Seaway - and the surprisin g thi ngs w h ich fo llowed this great human discovery." Small bump at bottom corner of boards - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, minor wrinkling at bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small chips/tears at top/bottom of s pine and fl ap -fol ds, two small water stains on inside of spine, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN THE WAKE OF THE WIND-SHIPS:  NOTES, RECORDS AND BIOGRAPHIES PERTAINING TO THE SQUARE-RIGGED MERCHANT MARINE OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA., Wallace, Frederick William.
19 Wallace, Frederick William. IN THE WAKE OF THE WIND-SHIPS: NOTES, RECORDS AND BIOGRAPHIES PERTAINING TO THE SQUARE-RIGGED MERCHANT MARINE OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Musson 1927 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good Fair 
282 pp, 8 7/8" H. Green cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine, blindstamped ship on front board. Map on front endpapers, b&w frontispiece, plates. Section headings: In the Wake of the Wind-Ships; Quebec's Shipping Era; The New Brunswickers; The Nova Scotia-men. Index. Previous owner's name stamp on front and rear pastedowns and at bottom of "forward" page, gift inscription on half-title page, light browning on rear free endpaper, browning to edges of text block, some shelf soiling on bottom of text block, dust staining to top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with one or two tiny tears, very light edge wear, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has edge wear/creasing and small chips and tears, old tape along top/bottom inside edges, heavy browning on spine and moderate browning elsewhere, light rubbing, one or two small light stains, two creases on front panel pastedown picture. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 


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