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Garden City, NY:Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc. 1928. xv+295pp. 1st edition. Illustrated from paintings and drawings by Harry Neyland, and from photographs. Introduction by M. C. C. Crawford. Hardcover. Blue decorated boards lightly soiled, rubbed, and shelfworn, with a small hole to the front gutter. Page edges soiled and edgepoints gently bumped. Internally, aside from a smudge to the half title page, pages are clean and bright. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
(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.
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.
CASE OF THE BLACK WARRIOR, AND OTHER VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHTS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS BY SPANISH AUTHORITIES
Washington:Beverley Tucker, Senate Printers. 1854. 380pp. Black boards with blindstamped decoration, lightly soiled and shelfworn, with a couple holes to the front gutter and 2 small areas of chipping to material on back panel. Page edges soiled. Internally, end-pages clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures but slight age-toning scattered throughout. The binding is tight and hinges intact although front hinge has several holes. *Relates to the seizure of the steamer Black Warrior and other alleged wrongs committed by the authorities of Cuba on American citizens.
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:Brentano's Publishers. (1920). 1st edition. 73pp. Hardcover. Green paper covered boards soiled and worn along edges with edge points worn to boards. Internally, end pages slightly age toned but free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact. Overall, a very good copy.
(Shanghai, China):Kelly & Walsh, Ltd. (1924). 1st edition. 142pp. Illustrated with color and black/white. Hardcover. Decorated boards sun-faded, soiled and shelfworn, with wear along edges and edge points worn to boards. White spine strip rubbed along edges, with a few bumps. Internally, end-pages age-toned but free of previous owners marks or signatures, with remains of a bookseller ticket to inside rear board. The binding is tight with hinges intact, however cracked at half title.
New York:Antique Bulletin Publishing Company. 1930. 107pp+2pp Index. Illustrated. No. 224 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Hardcover with dust jacket and slipcase. Blue boards with gilt on cover and spine still bright. Internally, end pages are age toned but otherwise a very good, clean copy. The dust jacket is age toned and sun faded but still in very good condition. The slipcase is worn but holding, lightly soiled with label gone from spine.
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.
(Wolverhampton, England):Waine Research Publications. (1999). 179pp. 1st edition Illustrated by the author in color and black and white. Book in near fine condition, clean and bright. Dust jacket lightly soiled along front bottom edge, as well as the long right edge, with dust residue and a pen mark, else a near fine copy.
New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc, . First Edition thus. 274pp. Hardcover, no jacket. Illustrated with b/w photographs and diagrams. Good condition. Blue cloth boards show grime and sun fading. Interior has owner name penned to ffep. Otherwise clean and bright, square and tightly bound. Author was Professor of Oceanography at the Sorbonne. (cfm)
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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