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Falmouth, MA: Kendall Printing Co. 1963. 2nd edition. Stapled wrps. 15pp. Illustrated. Signed by author on title page. Blue covers lighted soiled, otherwise a very good, clean copy.
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)
New York:E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1959. 1st edition. 255pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Boards lightly shelfworn with edge points gentle bumped. Internally, a very good, clean copy. The dust jacket, lightly worn at edges, still very good. *From the dust jacket..."A weathered manuscript discovered among old papers was the foundation of this powerful book.James H. Williams' spellbinding recollections of his adventures before the mast in sailing-ship days bring alive again that grueling but romantic era on the seas. Though he called himself a common sailor, James H. Williams (1864-1927) was a most uncommon man. A Negro seaman with reddish hair, he left his Massachusetts home to go to sea at the age of eleven..."
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.
Yarmouthport, MA:C. W. Swift Publisher. 1906. Foreward by Joseph C. Lincoln together with A Chapter in Reminiscence by Joseph H. Sears. ix+iv+80pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Green boards lightly soiled with light edgewear to spine ends. Internally, previous owners name inked to inside front board and a margin note to page 71, otherwise paper age toned but clean. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good, clean copy.
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.
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.
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