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Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels: 1960

By: ABS

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 39658


New York: American Bureau of Shipping 1960. The ABS presents rules for constructing and classifying vessels, their machinery, and materials, with list of officers, committees, and surveyors. No dust jacket, 4to in blue cloth with gilt titles and ABS logo on front board, charts and tables, index, 426pp, EX-LIBRARY small stamp on front endpaper and notation on front board, label removed neatly from rear, despite these minor markings contents are clean and tight, overall ... View more info

Sea Lanes in Wartime

By: Albion, Robert G.

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: 44564


New York; W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1942, 1st edition. Albio and co-author Jennie Barnes Pope present two stories about the importance of wartime shipping for the US: the old wars from 1775 to 1865, and the new ones in the 20th century. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, bibliography, index, 367pp, clean and tight, Very Good. View more info

Coastwise Sail

By: Anderson

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: 27938


London: Percival Marshall and Company 1934. A record of the schooners surviving in the British coasting trade and of those lost in recent years. Glassine cover, 12mo in navy cloth, 11 photos, ink drawings by J. C. Burnie and others, 80pp plus adverts, near Fine. View more info

Shipmasters' Business Companion

By: Anderson

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 27944


Glasgow: James Brown & Son 1911, 3rd edition. Shipmaster's Business Companion including hints to Young Shipmasters on insurance, shipmasters' business, bills of lading, etc., with a few odds and ends of modern seamanship. No dust jacket, 16mo in red cloth with title in design on front board, boards soiled and corners bumped, hinges tape repaired, a well-used copy of a useful manual for merchant masters. View more info

Freighter Travel Manual

By: Angier, Bradford

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: 44827


Radnor PA: Chilton Book Company 1974, 1st edition. The complete guide to tramping on a steamer, going down to the sea in ships, and taking a slow boat to China. Dust jacket, narrow 8vo in blue cloth, illustrated throughout with b&w photos and layout drawings, index, 248pp, top corner of read endpaper cut off o/w clean and tight, Very Good/Very Good. View more info

Roaming the World in Cargo Ships

By: Archer, George H.

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 38470


North Troy VT: George H. Archer 2002, 2nd revised edition. SIGNED on title by the author. A marine artist describes his journeys to various ports in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean. SOFT cover, 4to, illustrations by the author, 151pp, Very Good. View more info

Merchantmen, The

By: Armstrong, Richard

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 42087


New York: Praeger Publishing 1969. Armstrong describes the evolution of shipping in response to economic pressures. Dust jacket, 4to in green cloth, b&w illustrations throughout, index, 128pp, near Fine/Very Good. View more info

Battle of the Oceans

By: Armstrong, Warren

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 38751


New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation 1944, 1st edition. Armstrong tells the story of the British merchant marine from the men's point of view. Dust jacket with spine sunned, 8vo in blue cloth, frontis and 5 b&w plates, 336pp, lower corners bumped, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good+/Good+. View more info

Battle of the Oceans

By: Armstrong, Warren

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 40029


New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation 1944, 1st edition. Armstrong tells the story of the British merchant marine from the men's point of view. Dust jacket with a few small chips, 8vo in blue cloth, frontis and 5 b&w plates, 336pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/Good. View more info

Massachusetts Shipping 1697-1714: A Statistical Study

By: Bailyn, Bernard

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: 36739


Cambridge MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1959. Barnard and Lotte Bailyn present a statistical analysis of extant shipping registers in colonial Massachusetts at the turn of the 18th century, yielding new insight into patterns of ownership and production in mercantile life of the period. Dust jacket wrinkled and chipped along edges with one-inch tear at top front, price clipped, 4to in burgundy cloth, numerous tables, index, 148pp, Very 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

Sloops and Shallops

By: Baker, William A.

Price: $30.00

Seller ID: 34712


Barre MA: Barre Publishing Company 1966, 1st edition. Baker continues the studies of early North American vessels he began in Colonial Vessels, following the development of shallops along the Atlantic seaboard and Chesapeake Bay, with illustrations by him. Dust jacket lightly rubbed with price clipped and several small tears, 8vo in blue cloth, 50 text figures, notes, glossary, 174pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. View more info

Sloops and Shallops

By: Baker, William A.

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 35491


Barre MA: Barre Publishing Company 1966, 1st edition. Baker continues the studies of early North American vessels he began in 'Colonial Vessels,' following the development of shallops along the Atlantic seaboard and Chesapeake Bay, with illustrations by him. No dust jacket though portions laid in, 8vo in blue cloth, 50 text figures, notes, glossary, 174pp, contents clean and tight, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, near Fine. View more info

Sailing the Seas: The Log of Tom Darke

By: Baldwin, James

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 41205


New York: American Book Company 1920. Written for schoolchildren by James Baldwin and W. W. Livengood, to increase their appreciation for America's maritime achievements, ships, and the sea. No dust jacket, 12mo in navy cloth lightly frayed, gilt embossed vignette and titles on front board, illustrated with numerous drawings by Ken Eby and Leon D'Emo, b&w photos, 3 maps, 304pp, corners lightly bumped and frayed, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, tight, Fair/... View more info

Merchantmen-at-Arms

By: Bone, David W.

Price: $30.00

Seller ID: 40072


New York: E. P. Dutton and Company [1919] 1929, 2nd revised edition, 1st US edition thus. A first-hand account of the British merchants' service in the Great War. No dust jacket, 8vo in green cloth, 54 pencil drawings by Muirhead Bone, 311pp, some shelf-wear and lower corners lightly bumped, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, contents clean and tight, Good+/-. View more info

Atlantic Four-Master: Schooner Herbert L. Rawding

By: Bowker, Francis E.

Price: $22.00

Seller ID: 31561


Mystic CT: Mystic Seaport Museum 1986. Captain Bowker served aboard her before WWII and here narrates the career of the Rawding, perhaps the last four-master to carry cargo on the Atlantic. Dust jacket, oblong 8vo in charcoal cloth, 68 illustrations, 3 foldout plans, appendixes, x+96pp, as new, Fine. View more info

Atlantic Four-Master: Schooner Herbert L. Rawding

By: Bowker, Francis E.

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 32770


Mystic CT: Mystic Seaport Museum 1986. Captain Bowker served aboard her before WWII and here narrates the career of the H. L. Rawding, perhaps the last four-master to carry cargo on the Atlantic. Dust jacket, oblong 8vo in charcoal cloth, 68 illustrations, 3 foldout plans, appendixes, x+96pp, as new, Fine. View more info

Still Flying and Nailed to the Mast

By: Bronson, William

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 38349


New York: Doubleday and Co. 1963, stated 1st. The first 100 years of the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, who have underwritten much of America's shipping industry, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Dust jacket with a few small tears, 4to half-bound in black and beige cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, index, 192pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/Very Good. View more info

Still Flying and Nailed to the Mast

By: Bronson, William

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 38350


New York: Doubleday and Co. 1963, stated 1st. The first 100 years of the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, who have underwritten much of America's shipping industry, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Dust jacket with a few small tears, 4to half-bound in black and beige cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, index, 192pp, clean and tight, very small date stamped on front endpaper o/w no marks, near Fine/Very Good. View more info