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THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL., (Weatherell, John.)  Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.
1 (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
 
 
SHIPWRECK AT ST. PIERRE:  TRAGEDY AND HEROISM IN SAIL AND STEAM., Andrieux, J.P.  Inscribed by author.
2 Andrieux, J.P. Inscribed by author. SHIPWRECK AT ST. PIERRE: TRAGEDY AND HEROISM IN SAIL AND STEAM.
W.F. Rannie, Lincoln, Ontario, 1982. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), soft cover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE: "TO _____ _______ WITH ALL MY BEST WISHES, J. ANDRIEUX, JULY 31st 1983". Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. Stories of shipwrecks and disasters off the islands of St. Pierre & Michelon. Contents: The islands; Murder and gold; The great storm; A crew scuttles their ship; Fear of the natives; Death on the mast; The war years; A race that didn't take place; Prohibition; Generals aground; A New Year's party is assured; An heroic rescue; A master saves his vessel; Rumrunner aground; Arrival of the Free French naval forces; The sea takes two; Wreck of a movie queen; A trawler that wasn't wanted; Wrong position; The fear of oil. Interior - clean and tigh t with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light browning on spine and hinge areas, light fading to spine lettering, one tiny corner crease - migrates into a few pages. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE CORAL ISLAND., Ballantyne, R.M.
3 Ballantyne, R.M. THE CORAL ISLAND.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good J.E. Sutcliffe. 
444 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page, integral ribbon bookmark. After a shipwreck, three boys are marooned on an island in the South Pacific. They experience a 'Robinson Crusoe'-like existence - forging shelter and the necessities of life from a few salvaged items and the natural resources surrounding them, encountering native Polynesians, British pirates and Christian missionaries before returning home. Light toning to pages, tiny corner crease aon last two pages, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, minor edge wear. Slipcase has light edge wear, some very light colour fading at some edges, some stains to top panel, top side joint has been repaired. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LAKONIA., Bond, Geoffrey.
4 Bond, Geoffrey. LAKONIA.
London Oldbourne 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
200 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, frontispiece. "During the evening of 19 December 1963 the twin-screw Motor Ship 'Lakonia' slid through the grey waters of the Solent, bound for sunshine and warmer seas. Her hull and superstructure gleamed like 'a newly iced Christmas cake, for she had been recently overhauled and completely redecorated'. (651) passengers were aboard the liner for her Christmas cruise --- The 'Lakonia' began to burn on Sunday, 22 December. Four days later she was a pitiful, smoke-grimed wreck, wallowing at the mercy of the waves. On Sunday, 29 December - just a week after the initial diaster - she slid beneath the waters of the North Atlantic to her last resting-place. (This) is the story of unfortunate, originally minor circumstances, slowly building up until they finally overwhelmed the ship, her crew and passengers. But the pattern of crew and passenger heroism is at least as great as that of any perhaps more dramatic disaster. Reluctant to leave the ship, the crew - and many passengers - tried desperately to overcome events and save her. There was no panic - from first to last. Air-sea-rescue, radio, telephone, and computers went into action to save those in peril on the sea - and it was the first time that the system of A.M.V.E.R. (Atlantic Merchant Vessel Emergency Report), had been used in any major shipping disaster. Ships of all nationalities sped towards the stricken liner. The British freighter 'Montcalm', the Argentine 'Salta', the Pakistani 'Mehi' - and then there was the ship that passed 'Lakonia' by in her hour of need ---. (This) is a graphic account of the strength and bravery of ordinary persons under threat of death. It is an open, objective and factual reconstruction of what happened." Wrinkling at bottom of spine, light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling and a few tiny edge tears, very light rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SWAMP SAILORS:  RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842., Buker, George E.
5 Buker, George E. SWAMP SAILORS: RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842.
University of Florida, Gainesville, 1975. 
152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813003520 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Until the Second Seminole War the United States Navy had generally employed the Federalist doctrine (cruiser-commerce-raiding), but the un iqueness of this Indian conflict caused the navy to adopt a new offensive strategy. For the first time in history the American Navy was pitted against a nonmaritime foe. There were no single merchantmen to attack; there were no cruisers t o e n g a g e in single-ship combat; there were no enemy fleets to be repelled from the nation's harbors. Instead, there were Indians practicing guerilla tactics in a watery environment - the Everglades of Florida. Athough it was not apparent at t h e be gi nn in g o f the war, the navy's only hope for victory lay in the development of a strategy for riverine warfare. It was a kind of warfare that demanded specially trained combat groups, organized for sustained land/sea operations. I t r equ ir ed jo int ac tio n wi th the army. It called for a naval command familiar with setting up and directing complex operations and diverse forces to achieve an overall objective. In developing a strategy of riverine warfare, United States Nav y po lic y e volv ed f rom a de fe nsi ve to an offensive position, from a society of highly individualistic and inflexible sea captains into a well-meshed cooperative unit capable of working not only alone but also with the army. Between 1835 and 1842, the nav y cam e of age. Her e i s a dramatic account of that vital time, enhanced by an awesome setting, which will engage and enlighten both the scholar of naval history and the armchair sailor." Previous owner's small stamp on fron t pas tedown . Du st ja cket h as ve ry li ght ed ge w ear/ wrinkling, two very small closed tears with crease, light browning, very light soiling on rear panel and spine, tiny light stain on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES., Croil, James.
6 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
381 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Dust jacket has minor edge rubbing, very tiny tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
381 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, one edge tear archivally taped 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
NELSON'S FAVOURITE:  HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809., Deane, Anthony.
8 Deane, Anthony. NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.
London Caxton 2003 184067430X / 9781840674309 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Geoff Hunt cover art. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. "This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as his favourite ship. For three of the most critical decades of British naval history, Agamemnon was at the centre of events, fighting at the Battle of the Saintes, Copenhagen and, of course, Trafalgar. Later she served in the West Indies, participating in the Battle of Santo Domingo, and in South American waters until she was wrecked in 1809 in Maldonado Bay, off the coast of present-day Uruguay. This fascinating account of Agamemnon's career highlights all the significant events of the period and portrays the authentic world of the Nelsonic era." Small shallow dint to bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very minor wear at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NELSON'S FAVOURITE:  HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809., Deane, Anthony.
9 Deane, Anthony. NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.
London Caxton 2003 184067430X / 9781840674309 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Geoff Hunt cover art. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. "This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as his favourite ship. For three of the most critical decades of British naval history, Agamemnon was at the centre of events, fighting at the Battle of the Saintes, Copenhagen and, of course, Trafalgar. Later she served in the West Indies, participating in the Battle of Santo Domingo, and in South American waters until she was wrecked in 1809 in Maldonado Bay, off the coast of present-day Uruguay. This fascinating account of Agamemnon's career highlights all the significant events of the period and portrays the authentic world of the Nelsonic era." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, two small faint scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH:  INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC., Eber, Dorothy Harley.
10 Eber, Dorothy Harley. WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH: INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1989 0773507027 / 9780773507029 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whaling vessels from Britain and America plied their trade in great numbers in the waters off the Eastern Arctic of North America. The heyday of whaling has, until now, been documented solely from the perspective of the whalers, never from the viewpoint of the Inuit, whose lives were touched - and sometimes destroyed - by their presence. Here, finally, is a rich view from the perspective of the Inuit, who welcomed the whalers and served on their crews. The author tells a story drawn from oral memories, a story which will soon disappear with the last Inuit generation to have seen the whalers. Illuminated by a remarkable collection of drawings, photographs, and illustrations, many in full colour, tales are told of when the whalers first appeared on the north-east coast of Baffin Island, how they set upland stations in the whale-rich waters of Cumberland Sound, and how they eventually pushed on into Hudson Bay. During this time the Inuit not only fed and clothed the whalers, they hunted with them, adding to the whalers' wealth. Our understanding of change in Inuit life is often linked to the fur traders, who arrived in the North fifty years after the arrival of the whalers. In truth it is the Inuit's close contact with the foreign world of the whalers which maked the beginning of a change in previously undisturbed Inuit culture and tradition." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AMELIA.  3 VOLUME SET., Fielding, Henry.
11 Fielding, Henry. AMELIA. 3 VOLUME SET.
London C. Cooke Half-Leather Good J. De Wilde, R. Corbould. 
208 pp, 200 pp, 216 pp - 16 mo (6 1/8" H). No date - c1800. Leather spines with five raised bands with gilt banding, red leather title label with gilt lettering. Leather corners, brown paper-covered boards. Edges of text block untrimmed. Six b&w plates in total, all noted as printed for C. Cooke, 1793 - three in V.1 (two by J. De Wild, one by R. Corbould), one in V.2 (R. Corbold) and two in V.3 (R. Corbould). Small b&w decoration on each title page and small b&w decorative tailpiece at the end of V.2 & V.3. Charles Cooke was located at 17 Paternoster Row from 1789-1817, and began publishing a series of small format classics "embellished with engravings c1793." "Amelia" is a tale that begins with the marriage of Amelia Harris, the daughter of a wealthy widow, to Captain William Booth. They elope, as Mrs. Harris disapproves of the match - seemingly with cause - and we follow the virtuous wife and the unreliable husband through gambling, debt, imprisonment, infidelity and all the 'delights' of 18th century London. All volumes have heavy browning at corners of endpapers caused by leather, browning migrates slightly into some parts of the adjacent pages - also there are scattered foxing marks. Pages opposite illustration pages show light browning due to offset from illustration. Volume 1 has a corner piece missing from the title page; a small hole in two lines of text of page leaf 171/172 and a small chip in the the top margin; a few dark foxing marks on pages 202 and 203 which migrate lightly into adjacent pages; a few pages with foxing marks towards front of book; three puncture marks in the left margin of one plate (not affecting the illustration). Volume 2 has two page leaves with a piece missing from the fore-edge margin only - caused by opening of pages; three puncture marks in the left margin of plate (not affecting the illustration). Volume 3 has a small piece missing from the bottom corner of page leaf 163/164; three puncture marks in the left margin of both plate (not affecting the illustration). All volumes have tiny scuff marks and a few small stains on boards, darkenied edges to text blocks and scattered foxing marks, light to moderate edge wear, a few tiny scuffs to leather on spine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
LLOYD'S MEDALS, 1836-1989.  A HISTORY OF MEDALS AWARDED BY THE CORPORATION OF LLOYD'S.  (AWARDS FOR COURAGE AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES.), Gawler, Jim.
12 Gawler, Jim. LLOYD'S MEDALS, 1836-1989. A HISTORY OF MEDALS AWARDED BY THE CORPORATION OF LLOYD'S. (AWARDS FOR COURAGE AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES.)
Toronto Hart 1989 0969373201 / 9780969373209 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
180 pp, 4to (11 11/16" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Lloyd's Medal for Saving Life (at Sea); Lloyd's Medal for Meritorious Services; Lloyd's Medals for Services to Lloyd's; Lloyd's War Medal for Bravery at Sea; Bars, Designers; Alphabetical Index of Medal recipients. "(A) complete history of the medals awarded by the Corporation of Lloyd's since inception (providing) details of a cross-section of awards. The index gives a full list of recipients, and covers the period of awards up to the end of December, 1989." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LLOYD'S MEDALS, 1836-1989.  A HISTORY OF MEDALS AWARDED BY THE CORPORATION OF LLOYD'S.  (AWARDS FOR COURAGE AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES.), Gawler, Jim.
13 Gawler, Jim. LLOYD'S MEDALS, 1836-1989. A HISTORY OF MEDALS AWARDED BY THE CORPORATION OF LLOYD'S. (AWARDS FOR COURAGE AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES.)
Toronto Hart 1989 0969373201 / 9780969373209 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
180 pp, 4to (11 11/16" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Lloyd's Medal for Saving Life (at Sea); Lloyd's Medal for Meritorious Services; Lloyd's Medals for Services to Lloyd's; Lloyd's War Medal for Bravery at Sea; Bars, Designers; Alphabetical Index of Medal recipients. "(A) complete history of the medals awarded by the Corporation of Lloyd's since inception (providing) details of a cross-section of awards. The index gives a full list of recipients, and covers the period of awards up to the end of December, 1989." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, heavy bump at bottom of rear hinge area. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
SHIPS IN TROUBLE:  THE GREAT LAKES 1850-1930., Gillham, Skip.
14 Gillham, Skip. SHIPS IN TROUBLE: THE GREAT LAKES 1850-1930.
Looking Back Press / Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2003. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550689266 A collection of b&w photographs & reproductions with informative captions. "....looks back at some of the mishaps and disasters involving ships that sailed the Great Lakes long ago. Many of these incidents happened during the fierce storms of autumn, others were the result of horrific fires, groundings, collisions or sinkings. Sudden storms proved deadly for some ships, driving them onto shore where helpless onlookers watched or ca tching them in the open lake where they sank without a trace, taking the entire crew to their deaths. Each of the Great Lakes has its own history and particular reputation for danger to shipping. Each of them has shoal areas littered with w r e c k s a nd also holds undiscovered 'graveyards' in deeper waters where ships have gone down. Sport divers and history buffs have located some of these long-lost wrecks, while many remain elusive. A few of the Great Lakes ships noted in this b oo k le ft t h e inland seas to work in saltwater. During the war years many were pressed into service and successfully aided the war effort - some returned, while others became the victims of enemy action or casualties of the elements. Sometim es, to o, th e i nci de nt s described were minor mishaps with no loss of life, but all these stories record the accidents and the challenges that faced the brave men and women who sailed the Great Lakes." Interior - clean and tight with no previ ous owne rsh ip m arks . E xte rio r - clean. Fine 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE ART OF DAVID BLACKWOOD., Gough, William.  (David Blackwood).
15 Gough, William. (David Blackwood). THE ART OF DAVID BLACKWOOD.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1988 0075496801 / 9780075496809 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good David Blackwood 
Unpaginated, square small 4to (10 3/4" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of the artist's work and b&w photographs. "(This book) is an experience as direct as a Nor'Easter, powerful as spring. It gathers together, for the first time in print, a retrospective of the major works of this gifted artist. Through the detail of the particular lives and places of his native Newfoundland, David Blackwood moves to the universal, to the pivot and that creates great art. Vibrant, vital, and the work of a master artist, (it) is also the work of a master storyteller, a narrative that has all the power and delight of this native 'New Found Land'. The prints are accompanied by a lean commentary from the novelist and poet, William Gough." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing, very light bowning at top edge of flaps and inside top edge. 
Price: 105.00 USD
 
 
16 Grocott, Terence. SHIPWRECKS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY & NAPOLEONIC ERAS.
London Caxton 2002 1840671645 / 9781840671643 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
430 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A) chronicle of shipping disasters during the last great war of the age of sail, based almost exclusively on the reporting of the time. Listed are some fifteen hundred ships, vessels naval and mercantile, of many nations whose tribulations were covered in the national and local newspapers as well as the specialist press like the 'Naval Chronicle'. These reports run the whole gamut of maritime tragedies - the bizarre, curious and quirky, as well as the familiar - and in all their inconsequential detail. Through the medium of the reporting of the time, what is here presented is a truly contemporary perspective of events, in itself a fascinating revelation of the mores and attitutudes of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Given the sheer number of craft lost at sea, it cannot be entirely exhaustive, but no other book contains so much non-technical information on the maritime disasters of the period 1793-1815." Creases at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 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.)
Severn Huse, London, 1982. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0727820168 B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Roman forts: invaders and invaded; Castles of the Middle Ages; Tudor and Stuart defences; 19th-century fortificatio ns; 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: tradi t i o n a l 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 walk s wi th a v ie w ; The coast by bus; Islands accessible from the shore; Birds of beach and cliff; Fish from English waters; Lighthouses: beacons of the the night; Life-saving: coastguards and volunteers; Lifeboats and lifeboatmen; The Navy on view ; Com mer cia l p ort s 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 in de ntat ion acro ss r ear pa nel, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BEYOND THE REEF., Kent, Alexander.  Wraparound dust jacket art by Geoffrey Huband.
18 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
 
 
THE RIVER PALACE., Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich.
19 Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich. THE RIVER PALACE.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 155002793X / 9781550027938 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
248 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Steamboats carrying passengers from Hamilton to Montreal via the rapids of the St. Lawrence were a popular sight in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1855, the 'Kingston', an iron steamboat built for John Hamilton, appeared on the Great Lakes. When the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) toured British North America in 1860, the 'Kingston' became his floating palace for much of his time between Quebec and Toronto. While many steamboats claimed to be floating palaces, the 'Kingston' truly was one. The 'Kingston' was wrecked many times and survived spectacular fires in 1872 and 1873. Late in her career, she was converted into a salvage vessel and renamed the 'Cornwall'. In 1930 she was finally taken out and sunk near one of Kingston's ship graveyards. There she remained until diver Rick Neilson discovered her in 1989. Today, the once-palatial 'Kingston' is a popular dive site and tourist attraction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER PALACE., Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich.
20 Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich. THE RIVER PALACE.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 155002793X / 9781550027938 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
248 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Steamboats carrying passengers from Hamilton to Montreal via the rapids of the St. Lawrence were a popular sight in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1855, the 'Kingston', an iron steamboat built for John Hamilton, appeared on the Great Lakes. When the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) toured British North America in 1860, the 'Kingston' became his floating palace for much of his time between Quebec and Toronto. While many steamboats claimed to be floating palaces, the 'Kingston' truly was one. The 'Kingston' was wrecked many times and survived spectacular fires in 1872 and 1873. Late in her career, she was converted into a salvage vessel and renamed the 'Cornwall'. In 1930 she was finally taken out and sunk near one of Kingston's ship graveyards. There she remained until diver Rick Neilson discovered her in 1989. Today, the once-palatial 'Kingston' is a popular dive site and tourist attraction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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