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BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, MERCHANT SEAMEN, PIRATES, AND THE ANGLO-AMERICAN MARITIME WORLD 1700-1750
Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, . Hardcover with dj. xv+322pp. Near Fine condition. Slight shelfwear to cover. Owner inscription penned on ffep. Otherwise clean and bright. Documents the rough lives of seamen in the first half of the 18th century. (cfm)
London:Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Ltd. 1901. 4th edition, enlarged. With 99 illustrations.xii+273pp+3pp ads. Hardcover. Decorated boards soiled and worn. Spine ends chipped and top edge tear repaired, bottom edge cracked. 2 small worm holes on back cover, with corresponding marks to page 270. Binding is tight and hinges intact. Internally, there is an import stamp to the top of the half title page, otherwise, pages slightly age-toned with a bit of foxing scattered, but overall in very good condition.
Liverpool:The Brython Press. (1958). 299pp. Illustrated. First printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is worn and frayed at the edges with several small chips and tears, most notably towards the corners. Covers also show some light soiling but otherwise in good condition. Book itself shows some light shelf-wear. Interior is clean and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good copy with a good dust jacket.
(Wolverhampton, England): Waine Research Publications. (1998). 2nd edition. 157pp. Illustrated by C. V. Waine in color and black and white. The book is in very good to near fine, bright clean condition. Dust jacket is in very good condition, with some light soiling from dust residue to right edge of front cover, up and down.
(Wolverhampton, England):Waine Research Publications. (1997). 2nd edition. Illustrated with color and black/white by C. V. Waine. 232pp. Dust jacket lightly soiled otherwise a near fine copy.
(Toronto): (George D. McLeod Limited). (1967). 197pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Wear to edges of dust jacket spine strip. Now sealed in brodart. Book is in very good condition.
CAPTAIN BEN'S BOOK, A RECORD OF THE THINGS WHICH HAPPENED TO CAPT. BENJAMIN j. WILLARD, PILOT AND STEVEDORE, DURING SOME SIXTY YEARS ON SEA AND LAND, AS RELATED BY HIMSELF
Portland, ME; Lakeside Press, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover, no dj. 204pp. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. In Very Good condition. Blue cloth boards, boldly decorated in gilt on the front and spine, show moderate shelfwear; there is a typed paper title glued to the spine obscuring 50% of the gilt title; all other gilt, especially the bold coat of arms on cover, remains bright; the corners are bumped. Inside there are some faint foxing spots on endpapers; otherwise the interior is clean, unmarked, square and securely bound. A very nice copy. From the preface, in all modesty, "I have been asked many times to tell my story, and have at last concluded to do so. It is the "plain, unvarnished tale" of a man who has passed his life on and along the stormy Atlantic coast, sometime on sea and sometime on shore, and who has met the perils incident to the experience of a sailor and a pilot". (cfm)
Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Co. 1937. xix+140pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. One of 1000 copies. Hardcover in very good, clean condition. Dust jacket, lightly soiled and shelf-worn at edges. Now in brodart, still in very good condition.
Boston:American Unitarian Association. 1908. 76pp. Decorated green boards lightly soiled and shelf-worn at edges. Previous owners name penned to 1st fep. Mild to moderate foxing scattered throughout. *Volume 5 in the "True American Types" Series.
As told to Eleanor Ransom Mayhew. Barre:Barre Publishers. 1965. 172pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket shows only some light wear to the edges and is otherwise in very good, near fine condition. Book itself is only mildly shelf-worn. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good, near fine copy.
New York:The American Merchant Marine Museum Foundation. (1992). 395pp. Illustrated. Wrps. Covers are lightly shelf-worn but otherwise clean and in very good condition. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good copy.
(London):Conway Maritime Press. (1986). 191pp. Illustrated with photographs. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is very lightly worn at the top edge of the spine, but is otherwise in very good, near fine condition. Book itself is only mildly shelf-worn. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good, near fine copy.
New York:Duttons. 1927. 224pp. 1 of 300 copies printed at the Plimpton Press. Illustrated with 6 color plates depicting the House Flags of the Merchants of New York, as well as many black and white illustrations of different vessels. Red boards are lightly soiled with darkening to the spine. The gilt on front cover is still bright but faded on the spine. Teg, with some soiling to page edges. Internally, a previous owner has penned their name to the top outside edge of the inside front board with no other marks or signatures. There is some light foxing scattered throughout. Overall, a very good copy.
(South Fallsburg, New York: Steingart Associates Inc). (1965). xvii+206pp. Harcover with dust jacket. Book in very good, clean condition save for a previous owners name penned to the top of the inside front board and a bit of age-toning to end pages. The dust jacket has done its job and has small tears and chips as well as being seperated at the front flap- now in brodart.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia. (1978) xxii+269pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. In fine condition, still in publishers shrinkwrap. *Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Museum Publication No.35 "Recounts the entire career of one of the last of these colorful sailing ships in american waters, the Albert F Paul, from construction and launching in 1917 to her loss at sea in 1942."
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