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Admiral Thunderbolt

By: Adamson, Hans C.

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 31420


Philadelphia: Chilton Company 1959, 1st edition. The spectacular career of Peter Wessel, Norway's greatest sea hero, who in 8 years of naval warfare, sailed, shot, and stormed his way from sea-cadet to vice admiral, 1711-1718. Dust jacket rubbed and price clipped, 8vo in green cloth, 6 b&w plates, 10 maps, index, 336pp, no marks, Very Good. View more info

Letters from the Sea, 1882-1901

By: Albee, Parker B.

Price: $30.00

Seller ID: 41727


Gardiner ME: Tilbury House, Publishers 2000, 1st edition. Joanna and Lincoln Colcord were born and raised aboard ship, the children of Captain Lincoln Alden Colcord and his wife, Jane Sweetser Colcord; Albee presents their journal letters to family members ashore, logbooks, and photographs. Dust jacket, 4to, b&w photographs, 192pp, new, Fine. View more info

Papers of Francis Gregory Dallas, The

By: Allen, Gardner W.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: 33482


New York: Naval History society, Publications, Volume VIII, 1917. Edition LIMITED to 700 copies for members only, of which this is number 239. Allen presents the correspondence and journal, 1857-1859, of a naval officer who appears to have spent much of his time trying to get reinstated after a duel. Slipcase soiled and tattered but intact with some tape repair, 8vo halfbound and corner-tipped in vellum and blue paper, gilt seal of the NHS on the front board, appendic... View more info

Promise of Love, A

By: Bradshaw, Alice

Price: $23.00

Seller ID: 44091


Columbus GA: Brentwood Christian Press 1996. Alice Butler, who married a Chesapeake Bay waterman, recalls their life and times on a small island at the mouth of the Great Choptank river, and provides a portrait of a kinder gentler village society in the 1930s--a story told with charm and grace. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, numerous b&w photos and drawings, 208pp, as new, Fine. View more info

Promise of Love, A

By: Bradshaw, Alice

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: 45468


Columbus GA: Brentwood Christian Press 1996, 2nd printing. Alice Butler, who married a Chesapeake Bay waterman, recalls their life and times on a small island at the mouth of the Great Choptank river and provides a portrait of a kinder gentler village society in the 1930s--a story told with charm and grace. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, numerous b&w photos and drawings, 208pp, no marks, Very Good. View more info

Million Ocean Miles, A

By: Britten, Edgar T.

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 33448


London: Patrick Stephens 1989 reprint of 1936 original. The story of a great and distinguished seaman who began his career as a ship's boy and came to hold the position of Commodore of the Cunard White Star Line. Dust jacket, 8vo halfbound in navy cloth and blue paper, 20 illustrations, 274pp, as new, Fine. View more info

Bluejacket: An Autobiography

By: Buenzle

Price: $30.00

Seller ID: 25639


Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, No. 11 in the Classics of Naval Literature series, 1986 reprint of 1939 Norton original. A graphic and comprehensive memoir of the enlisted man's life during the decade of the 1890s, by Fred J. Buenzle, USN, with A. Grove Day, introduction and notes by Neville T. Kirk, preface by Felix Riesenberg. No dust jacket (none issued), 8vo in navy linen, 12 illustrations, index, 346pp, as new, Fine. View more info

Bluejacket: An Autobiography

By: Buenzle

Price: $30.00

Seller ID: 26155


New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1939 1st edition. A graphic and comprehensive memoir of the enlisted man's life during the decade of the 1890s, by Fred J. Buenzle, USN, with A. Grove Day, introduction and notes by Neville T. Kirk, preface by Felix Riesenberg. No dust jacket, 8vo in beige cloth, spine somewhat darkened and stained, index, 363pp, contents clean and tight, Very Good. View more info

Bluejacket: An Autobiography

By: Buenzle

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 27659


New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1939 1st edition. A graphic and comprehensive memoir of the enlisted man's life during the decade of the 1890s, by Fred J. Buenzle, USN, with A. Grove Day, introduction and notes by Neville T. Kirk, preface by Felix Riesenberg. No dust jacket, 8vo in beige cloth, spine somewhat darkened and stained, index, 363pp, contents clean and tight, Good. View more info

Zeb: A Celebrated Schooner Life

By: Burroughs, Polly

Price: $45.00

Seller ID: 36567


Riverside CT: Chatham Press 1972. Burroughs provides a biography of Zebulon Northrup Tilton who, with his famous schooner Alice S. Wentworth, experienced the heyday and the end of the great era of Down East sail shipping. Dust jacket lightly chipped along top edge, 4to in grey cloth with pictorial front board, b&w illustrations throughout, 160pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, Very Good+. View more info

War Lords, The

By: Carver, Michael

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 39714


Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1976, 1st US edition. Field Marshal Carver presents 43 biographical essays on military commanders of the 20th century. Dust jacket with several chips and tears but intact, 8vo in black cloth, 16pp of b&w photos, index, 624pp, owner's name on front endpaper, contents clean with no marks, Very Good/Good. View more info

Captain of the Phantom, The

By: Chamberlain

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 23916


Mystic CT: Marine Historical Association 1967. The story of Henry Jackson Sargent as revealed in family letters, 1834-1862. No dust jacket, red cloth, name on inside front endpaper o/w no marks, Very Good. View more info

Carrier Admiral

By: Clark, J. J.

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: 34354


New York: David McKay Company 1967, 1st edition, 2nd printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by Jocko Clark on inside front endpaper. Admiral Clark reviews the history of the aircraft carrier as a weapon and writes from his own experience of its use in the Atlantic, the Pacific in WWII, in Korea, in Vietnam, and its potential for the future. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, 29 b&w photos, index, 333pp, spine somewhat faded, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. View more info

Life of Admiral George Dewey

By: Clemens, Will M.

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 41472


New York: Street & Smith 1899. A turn of the 20th century biography of the American naval hero. No dust jacket, 12mo in blue cloth with pictorial on front board, 11 plates, 196pp, top edges gilt, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, contents clean and tight, considering age quite a nice copy, overall Good+/-. View more info

American in the Rough

By: Coffman

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 20847


New York: Simon and Schuster 1955, stated 1st. Autobiography of Bill Coffman, adventurer and philanthropist. Dust jacket ragged, no marks, tight, Fair. View more info

When God Was An Atheist Sailor

By: Cogill, Burgess

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 32761


New York: W. W. Norton and Company 1990, 1st edition, 1st printing. The author recalls her childhood at sea 1902-1910 aboard the five-masted schooner Snow & Burgess. Dust jacket, 8vo halfbound in navy cloth and grey paper, b&w photographs, glossary, 190pp, as new, Fine. View more info

When God Was An Atheist Sailor

By: Cogill, Burgess

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 42387


New York: W. W. Norton and Company 1990, 1st edition, 1st printing. The author recalls her childhood at sea 1902-1910 aboard the five-masted schooner Snow & Burgess. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in navy cloth and grey paper, b&w photographs, glossary, 190pp, as new, Fine. View more info

When God Was An Atheist Sailor

By: Cogill, Burgess

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: 43654


New York: W. W. Norton and Company 1990, 1st edition, 1st printing. The author recalls her childhood at sea 1902-1910 aboard the five-masted schooner Snow & Burgess. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in navy cloth and grey paper, b&w photographs, glossary, 190pp, as new, Fine. View more info

Benjamin Franklin Tracy

By: Cooling, Benjamin F.

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 25251


Hamden CT: Archon / Shoe String Press 1973. Biography of the father of the modern American fighting navy. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue faux leather, one EX-LIBRARY stamp on title o/w no marks, 5 charts, 11 illustrations, bibliography, index, 211pp, Very Good. View more info

Cochrane: The Real Master and Commander

By: Cordingly, David

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 45208


New York: Bloomsbury 2007, 1st US edition. The historical context and a masterful biography of the extraordinary British admiral who inspired Forester, O'Brian and others. Dust jacket, 8vo in black cloth, pictorial endpapers, 45 plates 26 color plates, 20 b&w plates, 31 text figures, prologue, end-notes, index, 420pp, as new, fine/Fine. View more info