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1 MAROC.
Paris Guides Gallimard 1994 Flexible simulated Leather Near Fine Very Good- 
408 pp, 8vo (9" H), integral ribbon bookmark. FRENCH TEXT. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with maps, photographs, drawings, reproductions. Chapters: Nature; Histoire et Langue; Art de Vivre; Architecture; Le Maroc Vu Par Les Peintres; Le Maroc Vu Par Les Ecrivains; Casablanca; Rabat; Tanger; Fes, Meknes; Marrakech; Agadir; Information Pratiques. "Villes imperiales, forets de cedres et sommets en neiges de l'Atlas, dunes de sable, deserts de rocaille, oasis, routes des caravanes jalonnees de ksour et de casbahs, le Maroc, 'Royaume aux mille royaumes', trait d'union entre l'Europe et l'Afrique Noire, resume tous ces paysages et tous ces lieux. Mosaique de couleurs et de matieres ou se melent palmiers verts et sable jaune, l'ocre des roches et le pastel des cultures, la se rencontrent la dune et la mer, la neige et la pierre, l'Atlantique et la Mediterranee. Des fastes de Rabat, Fes, Meknes et Marrakech, a l'animation des ports de Tanger et de Casablanca, le Maroc vous invite a rencontrer la culture originale et chaleureuse de tout un peuple." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has edge wrinkling and tiny tear at top edge, minor rubbing, light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Albion, Robert Greenhalgh. NAVAL & MARITIME HISTORY: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. THIRD EDITION, SECOND SUPPLEMENT, 1966-68.
Frank C. Munson Memorial Institute of American Maritime History / Marine Historical Asociation, Mystic, Connecticut, 1968. 
60 pp, 10" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Chapter headings: Reference Works; Merchantmen and Warships; Captains and Crews; Maritime Science, Exploration and Expansion; Commerce and Shipping (including: Fishing and Whaling; Yachting and Small Boa t Cruising); Navies; Naval History by Chronological Periods; Special Topics (including: Ports and Port Functions; Passengers and Immigration; Maritime and International Law; Privateering, Piracy and Buccaneering; Marine Distasters; Safety M e a s u r e s a nd Salvage); Author Index; Subject Index. Interior - tiny very light stain at top inside of front cover and at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning at edges of the c ov er s, v er y li g ht soiling, corner crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER OF LONDON., Belloc, Hilaire.
3 Belloc, Hilaire. THE RIVER OF LONDON.
London T.N. Foulis 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket John Muirhead, R.B.A., R.S.W. 
145 pp + publisher's catalogue, 7 7/8" H. Green cloth faded to brownish hue, gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge faded gilt. 16 colour plates, including frontispiece, all mouned on gray stock, with tissue guards except for "Greenwich" which is a double spread - all present. Several pages as yet unopened. Chapter headings: Introduction; The Approach Up River; London, The First Crossing on the Thames; London, the Port of the Thames; London and the Lower Thames in Warfare. A bookstore's small label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages in margins, one tissue guard is torn at gutter, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, heavier brown hue to edges of boards and to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE IMPRESSIONIST AND THE CITY: PISSARRO'S SERIES PAINTINGS., Brettell, Richard R. and Pissarro, Joachim.  Edited by Mary Anne Stevens.
4 Brettell, Richard R. and Pissarro, Joachim. Edited by Mary Anne Stevens. THE IMPRESSIONIST AND THE CITY: PISSARRO'S SERIES PAINTINGS.
Museum of Art, Dallas, 1993. 
230 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket and publisher's plain cardboard slipcase. ISBN 0300053509 Profusely illustrated with color reproductions. "In the final decade of his life Camille Pissarro abandoned his experimentation with Neo -Impressionist technique and developed new forms of pictorial expression that drew more on the Impressionism of his earlier career. During this period - from 1893 to 1903 - Pissarro, besides continuing to explore the landscape genre that had b e e n h is main subject-matter, also began to grapple with urban scenes, and his paintings of Paris, Rouen and the busy ports of Dieppe and Le Havre became an important component of his artistic output. At this time, Pissarro, like Monet, starte d to w or k o n canvas in series, often painting six or seven canvases simultaneously and discarding one temporarily when the light, the traffic, the weather or his mood altered. He started all of them at the scene, in the manner perfected by the I mpr ess ion is ts, and worked with extraordinary speed and deftness. By 1899, he was living part-time in Paris and, from his combined studio and living space, painted a series that included over forty views of the same motif. (The authors) beg in this bea utif ul book on Pissarro's cityscapes by setting the paintings in their broad art-historical context, tracing the tradition of the image of the city both within and prior to Impressionism and looking also at contemporary treatments of the urba n sce ne. (Th ey) e xamine the history of the representation of the city in the literature, poetry and philosophical writings of the nineteenth century and discuss Pissarro's knowledge of these alternative theories of the city. Using Piss arro 's ext ensive cor resp ondenc e from this period of his life, they describe the artist's attitudes towards his final works. The book also includes a catalogue of Pissarro's eleven urban series, each one introduced by an overview covering the histo ry of t he city scape pict ured an d the production, exhibition history, and early critical reception of the series. Full data of each painting follows." The catalogue of the 1993 exhibition. Slight waviness to fore-edge of text-block, min or rub bing on boards. Dust jacket has ver y minor edge wrinkling. Slipcase has slight browning at edges. Near Fine/Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
EAST OF ALGIERS., Castle, Douglas.  Illustrated by Ellis Silas.
5 Castle, Douglas. Illustrated by Ellis Silas. EAST OF ALGIERS.
Blackie & Son, London, n.d. 
288 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 4 b&w plates. "When H.M. destroyer 'Screel' off Algiers is diverted to go to the aid of an aircraft in trouble, none of the crew has the least inkling that this incident is the starting-poin t of a long-drawn-out chase and a bewildering chain of strange adventures. In particular, Peter Watson, the 'Screel's' young sub-lieutenant, tumbles into more than one tight corner both at sea and ashore on the trail of the mysterious fre i g h t e r i n which two eminent scientists, captured by an unknown Power, are held prisoners. The chase, directed by Mr. Venners, unconventional secret-service agent, leads from Algiers to Cairo and Port Said and on into the Indian Ocean, where a t er ri bl e c yc lo n e complicates the plans of pursuer and pursued alike. The enemy is ruthless and determined, the most formidable among them being a grossly fat Armenian, the spider at the centre of countless webs of intrigue throughout th e E ast . But wh er e doe s D ri scoll, Peter's American rescuer, fit into the picture? It needs some time before this and other baffling questions are answered and Mr. Venners finally accomplishes his mission. The result is a rousing story, told by an a ut hor who obv io usly has a thorough knowledge of the sea and the ports which form his background." Minor foxing to endpapers, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, slight fading to top/bottom edges of spine and boar ds, v ery lig ht f oxin g t o edg es of te xtblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several very small chips and tears, light rubbing, light soiling on rear panel, old price sticker on front flap. VG-/VG- 
Price: 25.00 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.
6 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
 
 
A TREATISE ON THE COMMERCE AND POLICE OF THE RIVER THAMES., Colquhoun, Patrick.
7 Colquhoun, Patrick. A TREATISE ON THE COMMERCE AND POLICE OF THE RIVER THAMES.
New Jersey Patterson Smith, Montclair 1969 Facsimilie reprint of 1800 edition. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
676 pp + index, large 8vo (9 1/4" H) - burgundy cloth with gold lettering on spine. Fold-out map at title page, tables (two fold-out). Title continues: "Containing an historical view of the trade of the Port of London ; and suggesting Means for preventing the Depredations thereon, by a Legislative System of River Police. With an account of the functions of the Various Magistrates and Corporations exercising jurisdiction on the river; and a general view of The Penal and Remedial Statutes connected with the subject." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, small very faint soiling mark at top of title page, small soft crease at top of pages 385-402, faint foxing marks on fore-edge of text block, minor soiling to top/bottom of textblock, one small corner bump - slight bump at other corners, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny light marks on front board small area of very slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
CAMDEN'S BRITANNIA:  KENT.  FROM THE EDITION OF 1789 BY RICHARD GOUGH., Copley, Gordon J., annotated and edited by.
8 Copley, Gordon J., annotated and edited by. CAMDEN'S BRITANNIA: KENT. FROM THE EDITION OF 1789 BY RICHARD GOUGH.
Hutchinson, London, 1977. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091252407 B&w reproductions, double-page map. "William Camden provided in his 'Britannia' a historical and topographical survey, county by county, of England - and to a lesser extent - of Scotland and Ireland. Since he travelled the country at the vital period when the monasteries had only just been dissolved and before the destruction of ancient monuments in the Civil War and later centuries, his book remains a primar y s o u r c e o f great value. Yet, to be restored to its full usefulness as a tool for the modern archaeologist, historian and topographer, it requires comprehensive annotation in the light of subsequent research. This immense task has been und er t ak en b y Dr G o rd on Copley, who has himself an enviable reputation in all three of these allied fields. He has collected and collated information from any sources, and personally travelled thousands of miles to visit the sites mentioned b y C am den as th ey ca n b e see n today. This opening volume of a series intended to cover the same ground described by the Tudor historian shows how much, despite the destruction of time and the vandalism of the developer, survives of our hist oric he rita ge. Not th e le ast of its attractions is the rich turn of phrase which makes the notes a joy to read, and rivals the quality of Gough's English verion of Camden's original Latin." Tiny dint on front free endpaper - migrates into preli mina ry pa ges. Dus t ja cket hasl igh t edg e wrinkling, 1/2" chip at top of front panel and 1/2" tear at top of rear panel - both repaired with cellotape, old price label and two corner creases on front flap, minor rubbing, light soiling a nd a f ew li ght fi nger marks, very ligh t bro wnin g. Ve ry Good+/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MAPLE LEAF ROUTE:  ANTWERP., Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert.
9 Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert. MAPLE LEAF ROUTE: ANTWERP.
Alma, Ontario Maple Leaf Route 1984 0919907032 / 9780919907034 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
143 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 12 1/8" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w maps, photographs, drawings and plans. The third volume in a series on the Canadian campaign in Northwest Europe 1944-45. "(P)icks up the story of the campaign on August 23, 1944 after the Falaise battle. The narrative analysis of the strategic decisions and Canadian operations in late August and September 1944 concludes with a summary of the situation on September 30th, just before the Canadians were called upon to exert maximum effort in clearing the Scheldt estuary." Tiny bump at bottom corner of front cover, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, a line of tiny dints on rear panel, 1" tear at bottom of rear flap-fold (archivally taped), crease at bottom edge of rear panel. 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
THE BRIGADE:  THE FIFTH CANADIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE, 1939-1945., Copp, Terry.
10 Copp, Terry. THE BRIGADE: THE FIFTH CANADIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE, 1939-1945.
Stoney Creek, Ontario Fortress Publications 1992 0919195164 / 9780919195165 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
208 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs (including aerial) and maps. Contents: Mobilization; Preparation; Initiation; Verrieres; Falaise; Pursuit; October; Victory; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Photo Credits; Bibliography; Index. A history of the Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in North-West Europe during World War II. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, small slight dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BRIGADE:  THE FIFTH CANADIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE, 1939-1945., Copp, Terry.
11 Copp, Terry. THE BRIGADE: THE FIFTH CANADIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE, 1939-1945.
Stoney Creek, Ontario Fortress Publications 1992 0919195164 / 9780919195165 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
208 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs (including aerial) and maps. Contents: Mobilization; Preparation; Initiation; Verrieres; Falaise; Pursuit; October; Victory; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Photo Credits; Bibliography; Index. A history of the Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in North-West Europe during World War II. Very light wear on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top of spine, flap-folds and rear flap; very minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
LOVELL'S GAZETTEER OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA:  CONTAINING THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER SIX THOUSAND CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES, Crossby, P.A., editor.
12 Crossby, P.A., editor. LOVELL'S GAZETTEER OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA: CONTAINING THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER SIX THOUSAND CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES
Montreal John Lovell 1873 Hard Cover Good 
464 pp +(4 pp) 'List of Montreal Telegraph Company's Own Offices' + 115 pp 'The Railway and Steamboat Routes in British North America; Accompanied by a Table Showing the Cities, Towns and Villages, Alphabetically Arranged, and Giving the Distances from Each Place to the Nearest Station or Port; + (1 pp) Addenda/Errata + 44 pp (Advertising Section). Title page continues: "In the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia, and the North West Territories; and General Information, Drawn from Official Sources, as to the Names, Locality, Extent, etc., of over Fifteen Hundred Lakes and Rivers, with a Table of Routes, Showing the Proximity of the Railroad Stations, and Sea, Lake and River Ports, to the Cities, Towns, Villages, etc., in the Several Provinces." Black cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold crest on front board. Laid in at front is a partial column newspaper clipping dated 1874, calling for proposals for "the erection of a line of telegraph along the general route of the Canadian Pacific Railway". Some small areas of surface paper loss on inside hinges, very light browning to pages, light water stain at fore-edge of rear endpapers, browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear, moderate wrinkling to cloth on boards, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
DEFENCE OF THE NATION., Dewar, Michael.
13 Dewar, Michael. DEFENCE OF THE NATION.
Arms & Armour, London, 1989, first edition. 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853688362 B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "In this carefully structured explanatory volume, the author charts the history of the defence of Britain and the threats it has faced, befo re discussing the constituents of home defence policy, from the role of the armed forces, reservist units, police and local government, to the warning and monitory systems available, the means by which key points would be protected and the t r a i n i n g undertaken by those involved to maintain a state of readiness. As we enter an era where many previously perceived threats are thought to be reducing, the need for vigilance and preparation has not yet been removed. Whether, as has b ee n pr op os ed , f uture home defence practices become interwoven with an all hazards approach to the subject - where defence facilities could switch to non military emergencies and disasters - or the status quo is maintained, the protection of th e c ou ntr y a nd its p eo ple should be studied outside the boundaries of political debate and beyond biased viewpoints. This volume will benefit reasoned discussion and advance knowledge of this crucial subject." Very light wrinkling at top /bot tom of spin e, s lig ht w avi nes s to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very light browning at edges, light to moderate edge wrinkling, light rubbing to panels. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Fenton, R.S. MERSEY ROVERS: THE COASTAL TRAMP SHIP OWNERS OF LIVERPOOL AND THE MERSEY.
Gravesend, Kent World Ship Society 1997 0905617843 / 9780905617848 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, b&w profiles on endpapers, colour reproductions of flags & funnels. "In 'Mersey Rovers' will be found many of the owners of bulk-carrying steam and motor coasters which were primarily engaged in, for want of a better word, the tramp trades. All began their shipowning careers at Liverpool or another Mersey port; several migrating from Wales to do this, others succumbing to the lure of Liverpool after a successful start at a minor port on the Mersey. Several important Liverpool owners covered in past or planned World Ship Society publications have been omitted, including the Coe, Kennaugh, Monks and Monroe families. Also left out are owners of craft engaged largely in regular liner services and in river and estuarial trades. As the inclusions and exclusions are likely to become confusing, all the local coastal shipowners of significance have been listed in the Miscellany section. The emphasis in this book is on steam and motor coasters and, for reasons explained in 'Cambrian Coasters', sailing ships will not be found in the fleet lists, although some are referred to in the histories. (I) have attempted to examine common strands in the histories of Mersey coasters and their owners and the Introductory Survey aims to place the ports, trades, owners and ships of the river in an historical and geographical context. Writing this, I have tried to answer the question, 'Why did the Mersey become such a centre for coastal shipowning?'." From the Foreword. Light waviness to edges of text block, book is lightly cocked, slight wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE MARITIME RIGHTS MOVEMENT, 1919-1927: A STUDY IN CANADIAN REGIONALISM., Forbes, Ernest R.
15 Forbes, Ernest R. THE MARITIME RIGHTS MOVEMENT, 1919-1927: A STUDY IN CANADIAN REGIONALISM.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1979 0773503218 / 9780773503212 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
246 pp, 9 3/8" H. Dark blue boards with lighter blue and white lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Map. "(T)he first full account of a major social and political movement of the interwar years in Canada: the campaign for 'Maritime Rights' which erupted in the Atlantic provinces after World War I. (T)races the history of the movement from its origins in the decline in relative status and influence of the Maritimes that accompanied the rise of the West and the growing dominance of the Central Canadian metropolises. Maritimers saw their political influence reduced, the underpinnings of their economy - especially in the critical areas of tariffs, freight rates, and subsidies - whittled away, and Canada defined in terms that seemed to exclude them. Adopting a strategy characteristic of the progressive movements of the period, they attempted through organization and agitation to restore their position. Farmers, fishermen, manufacturers, and organized labour articulated their demands, through the provincial press, boards of trade, union locals, educational conferences, and mass delegations to Ottawa. Although their efforts were largely defeated by the conflicting interests of stronger regions, and by the King government's adroitness in defusing protest through a policy of study and delay, the author believes that the aroused Maritimers had succeeded in establishing their difficulties in the public's mind as a national problem." Light edge wear, tear at top of last index page archivally taped, light wrinkling on page leaf 123/124. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE HALIFAX CITADEL, 1825-60:  A NARRATIVE AND STRUCTURAL HISTORY.  CANADIAN HISTORIC SITES NO. 17., Greenough, John Joseph.
16 Greenough, John Joseph. THE HALIFAX CITADEL, 1825-60: A NARRATIVE AND STRUCTURAL HISTORY. CANADIAN HISTORIC SITES NO. 17.
National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, 1977. 
199 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, photographs, reproductions, drawings, tables. Contents: Glossary of Fortifications Terms used in this Report; Abstact; Acknowledgements; Introduction; "....we have nothing on Citadel Hill but a heap of ruins...."; The Bureaucratic Process; Colonel Nicholls's Citadel; "I now think I made a little too free with the Climate...."; Truth and Consequences; Imbroglios; Colonel Calder Revises; "....the Necessity of Remedying the leakage. . . . " ; " . . ..and keep your powder dry!"; The Very Model of a Modern Major General; Of Mr. McCully's Cow and Other Matters; Epilogue; Appendices: Ordnance Staff and Officers Commanding at Halifax; The Trace; Cavalier; Magazines; Casemates; Drai na ge ; Wa ll s ; Th e Gate and Bridge; The Sally Ports; Ravelins; Armament; General Plan Bibliography; Endnotes; Selected Bibliograpy. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, 2 light scratches o n f ron t cov er. Ve ry Go od 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO.  (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.), Gundrey, Elizabeth.  Foreword by Michael Montague.
17 Gundrey, Elizabeth. Foreword by Michael Montague. ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO. (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.)
London Severn Huse 1982 0727820168 / 9780727820167 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Roman forts: invaders and invaded; Castles of the Middle Ages; Tudor and Stuart defences; 19th-century fortifications; Historic buildings: palatial and workaday; Historic ships: great and small; Emigrants and refugees; Smugglers through the centuries; Shipwrecks and marine archaeology; Coastal churches; Museums of maritime interest; Seaside resorts: traditional style; Piers for pleasure; Sailing, marinas and races; Boat-trips; Maritime ceremonies; Sand and shingle beaches to explore; Cliffs and rocks: the dramatic coast; Beachcombing among rocks and pools; Fossils for the finding; Coastal walks with a view; The coast by bus; Islands accessible from the shore; Birds of beach and cliff; Fish from English waters; Lighthouses: beacons of the night; Life-saving: coastguards and volunteers; Lifeboats and lifeboatmen; The Navy on view; Commercial ports at work; Fishermen today; A taste of England-by-the-sea; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny dint and one slight line indentation on rear board. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Line indentation across rear panel, light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SONGS OF THE SEA:  THE TALES AND TUNES OF SAILORS AND SAILING SHIPS., Hugill, Stan.
18 Hugill, Stan. SONGS OF THE SEA: THE TALES AND TUNES OF SAILORS AND SAILING SHIPS.
Maidenhead McGraw-Hill 1977 0070311382 / 9780070311381 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
198 pp, small 4to (10" H). 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 drink, 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' after the 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 such sailors 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-masters in the nitrate runs 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 riggings. There is a handy glossary 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 made everything go. The sailor'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 cannibilism, storms and tropical isles. Every song is translated into English (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 even (Swedish or Norwegian), if only for their wonderful 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. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
SAVING THE CHANNEL PORTS 1918., Joynt, W.D., V.C.
19 Joynt, W.D., V.C. SAVING THE CHANNEL PORTS 1918.
Wren, n.p., (1975). 
233 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "(Lieut.-Colonel W. D. Joynt, V.C.) begins by outlining the Australian role in the events of March, April and May 1918, when the British 2nd and 5th Armies were near collapse following the German Spring Offensive. Colonel Joynt's personal diary covering the period January to August 1918, here published in full, adds immediacy to the account of these days...gives the most vivid and accurate picture of the situation at this time, so far as the Ist (Australian) Division was concerned in it. The author summarizes the final days of World War I and, in an epilogue, relates some of his experiences of the British warmth towards Australian servicemen in the immediate postwar period." Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at bottom of spine, small bumps to bottom corners of boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. VG/VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BEYOND THE REEF., Kent, Alexander.  Wraparound dust jacket art by Geoffrey Huband.
20 Kent, Alexander. Wraparound dust jacket art by Geoffrey Huband. BEYOND THE REEF.
Heinemann, London, 1992, first edition. 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0434388351 A Richard Bolitho novel. "March 1808, and war spreads in Europe as Napoleon holds Portugal and threatens his old ally, Spain. The Royal Navy's blockade of enemy ports cont inues, and a new anti-slavery bill further stretches the hard-pressed fleet's resources, as more ships are required elsewhere to suppress that profitable trade. Estranged from his wife and child, and plagued by the fear of blindness, Vice- A d m i r a l R ichard Bolitho is ordered once more to the Cape of Good Hope to establish a permanent naval force there following the success of his previous mission. He leaves behind the contempt of society and the bitter memories of a friendship b et ra ye d, a nd , w ith the mistress he will not forsake, takes passage on the ill-fated 'Golden Plover'. With them are others eager to quit the land: Valentine Keen, for whom command at the Cape is both promotion and escape from his own trou ble d m arr iag e, the fa it hfu l Allday, and young Stephen Jenour, who finds in this dangerous voyage a passage to maturity. When shipwreck and diaster overtake 'Golden Plover', a hundred-mile reef off the coast of Africa becomes a powerful symb ol o f cr isis and su rviv al, cla imin g alike the innocent and the damned. Beyond the reef little remains, only raw courage and reckless hope, and the certainty that for those in peril and for those at home life has changed irrevocably." Previ ous o wner' s emb ossed sta mp on tit le p age, light browning to pages and to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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