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FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
1 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Cookson, Catherine. Illustrated by Tessa Jordan. Cover illustration by Michael Jackson. BLUE BACCY.
Piccolo / Pan, London, 1982, 8th printing. 
173 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0330240633 B&w illustrations. "Apprenticed to a wheelwright in a small northern village, fifteen-year-old Rory McAlister leads a quiet and industrious life. But when he is sent to the West Country to deliver a message for his master, Rory discovers danger and fear as he is plunged into a world of crime, revenge and adventure...." A tale of 19th century smurggling and adventure. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exte r i o r - v e ry light edge wear, a few minor wrinkles on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 De Grummond, Jane Lucas. RENATO BELUCHE: SMUGGLER, PRIVATEER AND PATRIOT, 1780-1860.
Baton Rouge Louisiana State University Press 1983 080711054X / 9780807110546 Very Good Very Good 
300 pp, large 8vo. B&w photos, maps. "Renato Beluche played many roles in the turbulent world of the nineteenth-century Caribbean. He was a merchant sea captain as well as a successful privateer. He was Simon Bolivar's favorite admiral as well as an active partner in the affairs of the Laffite brothers. He fought both as a revolutionary and as a defender against revolt. He was a patriot in the eyes of eight American nations and a brigand in the eyes of England and France. In tracing the course of Beluche's chameleonlike career, this biography...gives us a panoramic view of the complex affairs of the Caribbean during one of the most volatile periods in its history..." Very minor edge wear to boards, small faint mark to top of textblock, tiny stain on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MOUNTED POLICE LIFE IN CANADA;  A RECORD OF THIRTY-ONE YEARS' SERVICE., Deane, R. Burton, Captain.
4 Deane, R. Burton, Captain. MOUNTED POLICE LIFE IN CANADA; A RECORD OF THIRTY-ONE YEARS' SERVICE.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Very Good+ Very Good- 
312 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. Fold-out map. A facsimile of the edition published by Cassell and Company, London, 1916. "When Inspector Burton Deane left for Regina in 1883 to join the staff of the headquarters of the Royal North-West Mounted Police, he was told in Ottawa that he would find the Mounties an 'armed mob'. He was not disappointed. The ten-year-old force did not have one standing order or regulation, and it was his responsibility to compose regulations for the force, and to establish Mounted Police law. As adjutant to the commissioner and supervisor of the Regina post, he was responsible for establishing all administrative procedure, and he was always at the nerve-centre of every major development on the Prairies in those years. He administered the white man's dealings with the Indians, and in 1885 the captured Riel was put in his custody. His intimate contact with his prisoner makes fascinating reading. But shortly afterward, conflict with the controversial and difficult new commissioner, Lawrence Herchmer, led to his transfer to Lethbridge, where he was Supervisor for 'fourteen happy years'. His ardent persecution of cattle and horse thieves and smugglers led him to arrest a good friend of a Dominion Cabinet minister, winning him a transfer to the remote and tiny outpost of Maple Creek. There he patrolled a large section of the Canadian Pacific Railway, until friendlier forces in government assigned him to command of the post at Calgary." Faint line indentation across spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, knife cut across spine - archivally taped on inside, very small tear at bottom of rear flap-fold - archivally taped. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE MAN WITHIN., Greene, Graham.
5 Greene, Graham. THE MAN WITHIN.
London William Heinemann 1962 Uniform Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
246 pp, 7" H. Dark blue cloth with red title block/gilt lettering on spine. Number 1 in the Uniform Edition (with "1" on dust jacket spine). The author's first published novel, this is a tale of smuggling, betrayal and revenge set in Sussex. Previous owner's name stamp on front/rear pastedown - hidden by dust jacket flaps, price sticker (15/- net) over original printed price (10s 6d), minor edge wear to boards, browning to edges of text block, very tiny dent on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear; light browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; light rubbing; light wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 30.00 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.
6 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 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.
7 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
 
 
LONDON'S UNDERWORLD: THREE CENTURIES OF VICE AND CRIME., Linnane, Fergus.
8 Linnane, Fergus. LONDON'S UNDERWORLD: THREE CENTURIES OF VICE AND CRIME.
London Robson 2008 1861057423 / 9781861057426 Very Good 
372 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w plates. "London is a city that thrives on crime and the myths of crime, as its violent history and the colourful portrayal of criminals in fiction, from Defoe to Dickens, attest. (This book) examines the murky underside ot the capital, surveying three centuries of vice and crime and a variety of perilous underworlds. Linnane's writing is full of vivid detail as he describes the city's underworld characters, such as the loathed, murderous, eighteenth century bounty hunter Jonathan Wild, the Italian Sabini gang which dominated London in the early twentieth century, and the more recent Billy Hill, Jack Spot, Frankie Fraser, Kray twins and Adams family. (It) takes us on the nightmarish last journeys of condemned criminals to the gallows at Tyburn. We enter death-trap eighteenth century prisons, one of which the novelist Henry Fielding described as a 'prototype of hell'. We walk the crowded streets of Victorian London with its swarms of prostitutes and follow the ingenious villains who carried out the first great train robbery in 1854. We see the rise and fall of the interwar racecourse gangs and the bloody battle for control of the West End. This fascinating book, containing 25 images, illustrates how crime in the capital has evolved from the extreme violence of the early eighteenth century to the vastly more complex and lucrative, but no less brutal, gangland of today." Interior - previous owner's place, date and signature along with small area of liquid paper on half-title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, faint crease on spine, one very small corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Martin, Gwen L. GESNER'S DREAM: THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF EARLY MINING IN NEW BRUNSWICK.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum 2003 1894475461 / 9781894475464 Very Good+ 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, reproductions - colour maps. Inscribed by author on half title page. "Whenever you read this book, whether by day or by night, miners are at work in New Brunswick. Their underground world is magical and terrifying. Caverns traced by fragile points of light recede into utter blackness, and the stone walls expose swirls of rock frozen in three dimensions. Overhead are vaulted ceilings, silent and beautiful as a Gothic cathedral. The heritage of New Brunswick mining reaches back over three action-packed centuries. Gypsum smugglers sailed down the Bay of Fundy by midnight. Mine developers battled each other using fists in the boardroom and pisols in the field. Many prospectors died without making a dime, while others lost their rightful holdings at gunpoint. And a lucky or skillful few hit the jackpot. The romantic, lively and ultimately triumphant tale of mining in New Brunswick is revealed here for the first time, richly illustrated with more than 140 historical photographs gathered from archives and attics across the province." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at fore-edge of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WEST COUNTRY PIRATES AND BUCCANEERS., Norris, Gerald.
10 Norris, Gerald. WEST COUNTRY PIRATES AND BUCCANEERS.
Stanbridge, Wimborne, Dorset Dovecote 1990 0946159866 / 9780946159864 Soft Cover Very Good 
133 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). B&w illustrations, maps. "With few exceptions, England's most celebrated pirates first put to sea from the creeks and harbours of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Avon. Men like Blackbeard of Bristol, whose whiskered face 'frightened America more than any Comet!'; the successive buccaneers who turned Lundy Island into a pirate stronghold; Harry Pay, whose annual return to his home port of Poole with enough brandy and wine for the entire town left few sober; the great William Dampier, the only pirate whose portrait hangs in the National Portrait Gallery; and Captain Every, 'King of the Pirates', whose fortune was so immense he offered to pay off the National Debt in return for a Royal Pardon. Then there were the women: the blue-blooded Lady Killigrew of Falmouth, and Maria Cobham of Plymouth, who wore buckskin breeches and was as skilled with a dagger as she was with her brace of pistols." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at bottom corner of covers, very small crease at top corner of front cover, very small bump at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHIPWRECKS OF THE BRISTOL CHANNEL., Smith, Graham.
11 Smith, Graham. SHIPWRECKS OF THE BRISTOL CHANNEL.
Newbury, Berkshire Countryside Books 1991 185306153 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
128 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w map, photographs, reproductions. "Over the centuries, the Bristol Channel, with one of the highest tidal ranges in the world and opening out to the fury of the Atlantic Ocean, has seen the end of many a fine ship. Both English and Welsh coasts have their own particular hazards, including the cruel chain of reefs, rocks and cliffs from Hartland Point to Bridgwater Bay and the treacherous Gower Coast. (This book) tells the stories behind some of the most dramatic and unusual of these disasters. Lundy Island, for centuries the haunt of smugglers and pirates, was the scene in 1906 of the spectacular wreck of HMS Montague, a first class battleship of 14,000 tons. The schooner Gipsy brought the entire port of Bristol to a standstill in 1878 when she ran aground in the Avon Gorge. Locked in the holds of the Admiralty tender Caesar, 68 victims of the press gang drowned when she was driven onto the rocks of Pwlldu Head in 1760. In 1883, the two daughters of the Mumbles lighthouse keeper stood in the raging sea, hauling survivors of the stricken lifeboat Wolverhampton from the waves. Graham Smith brings these and many more stories to life, recalling the characters who manned these working vessels and the more unusual ships of this busy waterway. For this is an account not only of the ships that foundered but also of the courage and heroism displayed by seamen and those who risked their lives to save them." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on spine edge, two small soft creases on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FRIENDLY FORCE., Spettigue, Douglas.
12 Spettigue, Douglas. THE FRIENDLY FORCE.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, n.d. 
134 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "...tells the story of one of the world's most famous police forces - the Royal Canadian Mounted Police...The opening chapters tell how, under the name Northwest Mounted Police, the Force was formed in 1873, and describes its stirring exploits in the early days of the West. Mr. Spettigue then takes us to the school at Rockcliffe, where recruits...undergo the rigorous training that will fit them for the strenuous duties to come...We are taken on a tour of the fabulous Identification Branch in Ottawa...We visit laboratories where scrapings of blood, samples of hair, or tiny bits of cloth are examined microscopically to provide evidence that may convict or free a suspec t; where bullets are inspected under the comparison microscope to determine whether they were fired from the same gun; where experts can tell what typewriter was used to produce an incriminating letter...we visit the Mounties on their lonely patrols of the Canadian North - taking a sick Indian to hospital, bringing news and the warmth of human companionship to isolated trappers, or tracking down a criminal across miles of wilderness. Two chapters on the Marine Division tell thrilling tales of the pursuit and capture of smugglers, and of the rescue of ships in distress...The final chapter, 'On Being a Mountie', sums up what it is to be a member of the Force, and contains the inspiring story of the work that the Mounties have voluntarily undertaken in befriending underprivileged youths and helping to combat juvenile delinquency." Very small crease at top corner of approx. pages 20 to 65, small light soiling marki in margin of page 54, scattered tiny foxing marks on top of textbloc k. Dust jacket has large chips, tears - some archivally taped, creases, moderate rubbing on rear panel, now in mylar sleeve. VG/Poor 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE SMUGGLER'S SLOOP., White, Robb.
13 White, Robb. THE SMUGGLER'S SLOOP.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1949 Reprint Good Fair Andrew Wyeth. 
249 pp, 8" H. Four full-page b&w illustrations by Andrew Wyeth. Jacket design by Joseph Hopkins. Twelve and fourteen-year-old brothers, Tobie and Tommy "didn't need much room" for getting into scrapes. On the island of Dominica, in the British West Indies, "They ran their governess through a maddening series of escapades, they fell in with an octopus, a conger eel and big King, a native smuggler, and finally found themselves adrift in King's boat - all in one day. The tale of the perilous days that followed, far at sea in the smuggler's sloop, has the flavor of real old-fashioned romance. Anybody who loves sailing will enjoy the detailed account of how they managed at last to reach shore. Their wild flight through the jungle, when they finally escaped from savage Caribs with the help of King and a monkey, is vividly described by a man who knows the colorful Caribbean setting intimately." Browning to pages, light browning to endpapers, browning to edges of text block, slight lean to spine, moderate wear (colour loss) on bottom edge of boards and at top edge of spine. Dust jacket has large price-clip at top of front flap, piece missing at top of front panel/hinge, light edge and spine browning, browning on inside surface, light to moderate edge wear, two edge tears with creases, slight fading to spine colour, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 


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