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The Story of Two Ships, 1795-1807. (Nantucket):(Letter of Marque Press). (1993). 275pp. Illustrated. First edition. Stiff wraps. Covers only very mildly shelf-worn but otherwise in fine condition. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a fine copy.
New Haven, CT:Yale University Press. 1926. 1st edition. 171pp. Hardcover. Illustrated with 31 photographic scenes on 15 plates. Ex-library with only marking being a stamp on inside front board where it looks like a bookplate was removed. Green boards with mild soiling, gilt on spine still legible. Binding tight with hinges still intact. Internally, aside from library stamp on inside front board, the pages are clean and bright. Partial remains of dust jacket is attached to 2nd from last free end-page.
THE YACHTMAN AND COASTER'S BOOK OF REFERENCE, GIVING COURSES AND DISTANCES, WITH THE RELATIVE BEARINGS OF THE LIGHT HOUSES AND LIGHT SHIPS, FROM CAPE HATTERAS TO ST. JOHN'S, N.B. WITH RELIABLE SAILING DIRECTIONS FOR SEVENTY-FIVE HARBORS AND PORTS
Hartford, CT; Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1879. Second Edition. Hardcover no dj. xxii+13-106pp+3pp adverts. Condition is Fair only. Black boards are very worn and soiled, the fabric is cracked in places, and there is bumping and fraying at the extremities. Penned owner markings on front pastedown and ffep. Pages are still held by the binding, but there is a large binding crack at the title page. There are black marks, primarily to the margins of the endpapers, and to the page edges that make it appear that this book was near a fire at some point. Internally reasonably clean considering the other problems, with toning and some minor foxing. "The author...experience of nearly thirty years coasting and yachting...felt the need of some suitable reference book which would correctly answer the multitude of questions tthat are constantly arising with reference to courses, distances, bearings, etc on the part of yachtmen." (cfm)
Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute. (1963). 1st Edition. xiii+276pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light shelfwear to dust jacket along spine and at edges with some chips and tears. Otherwise in very good condition. Internally, book is in very good condition. Penned inscription from previous owner on first free end page. Otherwise pages clean and bright.
Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute. (1963). 1st Edition. xiii+276pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light wear to dust jacket. No previous owners marks or signatures.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. (1949). 1st Edition. xvi+480pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Signed by authors. Dust jacket lightly shelf-worn at edges. Now in brodart. Otherwise, aside from some soiling to page edges, a very good copy.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. (1949). 1st Edition. xvi+480pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Light shelfwear to spine and penned inscription by previous owner on first free end page. Otherwise a very good, clean copy.
New York: Harcourt Brace & Company. (1937). 8th printing. Illustrated. xii+447pp. A very good, clean copy. With a very good, lightly shelf-worn and soiled, dust jacket.
London:MacDonald. (1971). 138pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Brown boards are clean. End pages have some light age-toning but otherwise, a very good, clean copy. The dust jacket is in near very good condition, with some overall shelfwear and small chips and tears to edges, including a half inch chip to the upped edge of the spine.
London: T. Fisher Unwin LTD. (1924). Illustrated, including folding map. 269pp. Hardcover. Blue boards are rubbed, soiled, and shelf-worn. Edge points are worn to boards. Internally, 1st free end-page has been removed. The half-title page has a previous owners name and date penned to top edge. Age toning to end pages with some very light foxing scattered throughout. A previous owner has also marked many passages throught the book but in pencil. Overall, a good solid copy. The binding is still tight and hinges intact.
WHALE FISHING OF NEW ENGLAND. AN ACCOUNT WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND SOME INTERESTING AND AMUSING ANECDOTES OF THE RISE AND FALL OF AN INDUSTRY WHICH HAS MADE NEW ENGLAND FAMOUS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
Boston, Mass: State Street Trust Company. (1915). Illustrated. 63pp. Softcover. In very good clean condition. No previous owners marks or signatures.
WHALE HUNTING WITH GUN AND CAMERA. A Naturalist's Account of the Modern Shore, Whaling Industry, of Whales and Their Habits, and of Hunting Experiences in Various Parts of the World
New York:D. Appleton and Company. 1916. 333pp. Illustrated. 1st edition. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Boards soiled with scratching to rear board. Spine ends quite worn, both top and bottom, with chipping, fraying and some tears. The binding is slightly cocked, but tight and hinges still intact. There is a previous owners bookplate on the inside front board, but otherwise no previous owners marks or signatures. Overall, a good solid copy.
Translated from the Swedish by Alan Tapsell. London:George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1963. 221pp.
(Caernarfon): (Gwasg Pantycelyn). (1993). xv+384pp. Illustrated. Stiff Wrps. A very good clean copy with light shelf-wear to covers.
The story of the square-rigged merchant marine of British North America, the ships, their builders and owners, and the men who sailed them. New York:George Sully & Company. (1924). 337pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Binding is worn at the edges and spine with some soiling to the edges and fading to the gilt on the spine, though it remains bright. Interior is mostly clean and free of stray markings, save for some scattered foxing throughout and dust residue to the page edges. There is a small bookseller's sticker at the bottom edge of the inside-rear board. Otherwise, this is a very good copy.
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