Category: HISTORY

Sort

showing 1-20 of 260

Children of the Light

By: Allen, Everett S.

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 44468


Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1973, 1st edition. The rise and fall of the New Bedford whaling industry and the death of the Arctic fleet in 1871. Dust jacket with portion torn from bottom front edge but intact, 8vo half-bound in blue and grey cloth, pictorial endpapers, 12 illustrations, 5 plates, 2 maps, owner's inscription on front endpaper o/w no marks, Very Good/Fair. View more info

Sailing Ship, The

By: Anderson

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 25722


New York: Bonanza Books 1963 reprint of Norton original. One of the best compact accounts of the development of the sailing ship in both northern and southern Europe, their blending in the 15th century, and their evolution thereafter. Dust jacket ragged with portions missing from head and heel of spine, small 8vo in blue cloth, illustrated throughout, index, 212pp, Good. View more info

Engine Powered Vessel, The

By: Baker

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: 12281


New York: Crescent 1972. The development of increased efficiency in the use of energy by ships traced in the design of 98 ships, with 175 monochrome and 50 color illustrations of exceptional quality. Dust jacket ragged but intact, red cloth pictorial boards, label on front endpaper o/w no marks, contents clean and tight, except for dj near Fine. View more info

Engine Powered Vessel, The

By: Baker

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 12282


New York: Grosset and Dunlap 1965, 1st US. The development of increased efficiency in the use of energy by ships traced in the design of 98 ships, with 175 monochrome and 50 color illustrations of exceptional quality. No dust jacket, red cloth pictorial boards slightly rubbed, one small puncture in spine, contents as new, overall Very Good. View more info

Engine Powered Vessel, The

By: Baker

Price: $30.00

Seller ID: 25671


New York: Crescent 1972 reprint of 1965 original. The development of increased efficiency in the use of energy by ships from paddlewheelers to nuclear ships, traced in the design of 98 ships with 175 monochrome and 50 color illustrations of exceptional quality. Dust jacket ragged but intact, 4to in red cloth with pictorial boards, corners somewhat bumped, top inch of inside front endpaper cut out to remove name, alternating signatures of white paper (with plates) and g... View more info

Engine Powered Vessel, The

By: Baker, W. A.

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 35242


New York: Crescent Books, 1965 1st US edition. The development of increased efficiency in the use of energy by ships from paddlewheelers to nuclear ships, traced in the design of 98 ships with 175 monochrome and 50 color illustrations of exceptional quality. Dust jacket with light shelf-wear, 4to in red cloth with pictorial boards, alternating signatures of white paper (with plates) and grey (with text), index, 267pp, contents as new, and tight with no marks, near Fine... View more info

Sloops and Shallops

By: Baker, William A.

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 43866


Barre MA: Barre Publishing Company 1966, 1st. Baker traces the development of the shallop along the Atlantic seaboard and the Chesapeake from open vessels to full-deck vessels for offshore fishing. Dust jacket with price clipped, 8vo in light blue cloth, 50 line drawings by the author, end-notes, glossary, 174pp, no marks, clean and tight, Very Good/Very Good. View more info

Lost Ships of Guadalcanal, The

By: Ballard

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: 23956


New York: Warner Books / Madison Press 1993. Exploring the ghost fleet of the South Pacific with the discoverer of the Titanic. Dust jacket, navy linen, large 4to, color and b&w photos throughout, new, Fine. View more info

Pathfinders in the North Pacific

By: Barbeau

Price: $55.00

Seller ID: 23830


Caldwell ID: The Caxton Printers 1958, 1st US printing. An earlier book traced the pre-historic roots of Alaskan Indians to Siberia; the present volume enters the historical period with the arrival of the Russians in the Aleutians. Dust jacket slightly rubbed along top edge, beige cloth, 8vo, pictorial endpapers, contents clean and tight, Very Good. View more info

America Spreads Her Sails: US Seapower in 19th Century

By: Barrow, Clayton R.

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 32463


Annapolis: Naval Institute Press 1973, 1st edition. Editor Clayton Barrow presents 14 essays by various authors on significant 19th century events of US maritime history. Dust jacket with price clipped, 8vo in red cloth, patterned endpapers, b&w illustrations, index, 241pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. View more info

Ship Models #2: Sailing Ships from 1700

By: Bathe

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 10391


London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1964. SOFT cover, 6x6, 20pp, color plates, Very Good. View more info

United States Navy, The: 200 years

By: Beach, Edward L.

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 42100


Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1987, 1st printing thus. A solidly researched, lively, and readable account of the ups and downs of the of this often stormy branch of the services, with special attention to the impact of technological innovation from pre-Revolutionary times to the present day. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in navy cloth and blue paper, 39 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index, 564pp, contents clean and tight, near Fine/Very Good. View more info

New World of the Oceans, The

By: Behrman, Daniel

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 25430


Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1969, 1st edition. A layman's guide to the study of the oceans and men who study them. SOFT cover, 12mo, no marks, 436pp, Very Good. View more info

Oceanography: Its Scope, Problems, and Economic Importance

By: Bigelow, Henry B.

Price: $30.00

Seller ID: 36725


Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Riverside Press 1931, 1st printing. At the request of the National Academy of Sciences, a committee considered what role the U.S. should play in a world-wide program of oceanographic research; this is par to that report and Bigelow's special contribution. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth with titles and design gilt-stamped on front board, 263pp, EX-LIBRARY with bookplate of Canadian Legation (Washington) on front endpapers and number on rear ... View more info

Sailing & Small Craft Down the Ages

By: Bloomster

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: 22509


Annapolis: USNI 1957 reprint of 1940 original. Large format treatise on ship types around the world. No dust jacket, blue cloth somewhat rubbed, edges darkened, dust jacket overleaves laid in, some glue penetration and spotting on pictorial endpapers o/w no marks, tight, overall Good. View more info

Full Hold and Splendid Passage

By: Bonyun

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 19908


New York: Knopf Living History Library 1969, 1st. Pictorial cover, inside front endpaper clipped, no marks, Very Good. View more info

Time-Life Seafarers Series: The Pirates

By: Botting, Douglas

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 34156


Alexandria VA: Time-Life 1979, 2nd printing. The Golden Age of piracy lasted only 30 years, and the truth is even more fascinating than the romantic tales we still tell about them. No dust jacket (none issued), tall 4to in black faux leather with color plate pasted-down on front boards, illustrated throughout, map endpapers, index, 192pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. View more info

Pageant of Transport Through The Ages

By: Boulton

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 25002


New York: Benjamin Blom 1969. Various modes of transportation, including land vehicles and water vessels. No dust jacket, 8vo in maroon cloth, 95 illustrations, index, 238pp, near Fine. View more info

Conquest of the Seas

By: Bowen

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 23492


New York: Travel Publishers 1940, 1st edition. The history and adventure of the sea and ships through the ages, profusely illustrated. No dust jacket, blue cloth, spine faded, no marks, Good. View more info

Famous American Ships

By: Braynard, Frank O.

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 35763


New York: Hastings House [1956] 1978 reprint edition. Braynard presents an historical sketch of the United States as told through its maritime life. Dust jacket lightly chipped along edges, 4to half-bound in blue and red cloth, numerous full page pen-and-ink drawings by the author, index, 237pp, contents as new, Fine/VG. View more info