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Image for The Sailing-Ship  Six Thousand Years of History

The Sailing-Ship Six Thousand Years of History

By: Anderson, Romola and R. C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bonanza Books: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45801

Condition: Very Good


First Bonanza Books printing with letter A on copyright page. A hardcover in sky blue cloth with navy blue spine title. Faint watermark on edge of page block, touch of 'splotchiness' on frt board & edge of page block foot. No damage, names, tears or soil within the well illustrated 212 pp text. "The Sailing-Ship is one of the best compact accounts of the development of the sailing-ship that we have today (as of publication date, 1963)." comments Howard L. Ch... View more info

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Canoes & Kayaks: A Complete Buyer's Guide

By: Brosius, Jack; Leroy, Dave

Price: $15.00

Publisher: IL, Contemporary Books, Inc: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40584

ISBN: 0809276917

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in black cloth boards has a nibbled upper tip of frt board and DJ, now in new mylar and shows well. Upper tip of fep clipped, initial B stamped on following pg tip. 121 pp of informative advice and safety tips for beginner and experienced alike. Well illust in b/w photos. Includes: Living in the Quiet Other World, Designs and Uses, Canoes and Kayaks - How and of What They're Built, Boats - A Detailed Look at the Market, Paddles, Poles and Ot... View more info

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Whaling Days

By: Carrick, Carol

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Clarion Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40967

ISBN: 0395509483

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition exlib w/pocket and all pp present. Lovely HB in cream cloth boards with copper gilt illustration on cover, rust cloth spine. No rub through, negligible wear from storage. Unclipped DJ in mylar taped to pastedns, displays beautifully w/out tears or soil. Gorgeous woodcut illustrations throughout. 40 pp. Surveys the whaling industry, ranging from hunting in colonial America to modern whaling regulations and conservation efforts. View more info

Image for Mars in Capricorn  A True Story of Brutal Experience Aboard a Tramp Steamer

Mars in Capricorn A True Story of Brutal Experience Aboard a Tramp Steamer

By: Cross, Beverley

Price: $12.00

Publisher: MA, Little, Brown and Co: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 26283

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover showing light surface wear on dj, book fine. Story of the author's voyage on a Norwegian tramp steamer. It is a record of the impact that brutal experience made on an articulate romantic young man. 210 pp. View more info

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Leonard Visits The Ocean Floor

By: Darby, Gene

Price: $12.00

Publisher: CA, Harr Wagner Publishing Co: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31400

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in green cloth boards w/brown picture of boy & his dog in a submarine. White lettering on front board and backstrip. Very light color loss to still sharp tips, bumped lightly brushed spine ends. Internally as new save for stamp: Title 1 Project 7 on frt pastedown. 44 p. illustrated in color w/word list in rear. Appears unread. View more info

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Laws And Regulations on the Regime Of The High Seas. Vol II. SIGNED

By: Division for the Development and Codification of International Law in the Legal Dept of the United Nations

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, United Nations: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 43537

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in navy blue cloth boards with bright gilt titles, spine cloth slightly sunned. Author sig and address on rear paste down. 142 pp crisp and unmarked. Laws relating to jurisdiction over crimes committed abroad or on the high seas. View more info

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The Eastern Yacht Club Ditty Box 1870-1900

By: Foster, Charles H.W.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Norwood, MA, The Plympton Press: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45628

Condition: Very Good


1st edition in blue buckram cloth boards with gilt titles. Edges of book and spine soiled, spine title remains legible. 317 pages including74 pp list of members and 70 pg glossy index of sailing ships photographed in b/w. Mapped endpps, no dj. Not exlib. View more info

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Boating with Cap'n Bob and Matey An Encyclopedia For Kids of All Ages SIGNED

By: Hackler, Lew

Price: $25.00

Publisher: VA, Seascape Enterprises: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 31519

ISBN: 0931595037

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover. Author's presentation copy, signed: "To John Roman, Safe Boating, Lew Hackler" on illust front end paper. Lightly bumped tips and 1/2" closed tear at foot of title page, else as new. 32 pp. This book contains "Adventures of Cap'n Bob and Matey; illustrates over 300 boating terms; [has an] easy-to-understand glossary; more than 40 types of boats; 75 safety and navigation items; 38 types of flags, sails & canvas; and 32 lines, ropes... View more info

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Fireboat The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey

By: Kalman, Maira

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Scholastic: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 27354

ISBN: 043955487X

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition illustrated 44 pp. paperback with lightly curled tips, else fine. In this moving, hopeful tribute to heroes and other people who care, Kalman writes of New York City and a brave little fireboat, broaching the tragedy of 9-11 in a way that is truly accessible for children. This is a gift from a talented writer and illustrator to her beloved city. Kalman's pride is demonstrated in her usual exuberant design style, and her use of important events in the city's ... View more info

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The History of The Indian Harbor Yacht Club 1889-1977 Greenwich, CT

By: Kirkpatrick, Konstance

Price: $75.00

Publisher: CT, The Indian Harbor Yacht Club: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40564

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in red leatherette boards with gilt titles and club seal on frt board. 7" x 10", 239 pp. Illust with photos, b/w mapped endpapers. Lovely collectible hardcover in near fine condition with one faint rub mark on frt bd. More than suitable for gift giving or the collectors shelf. Chapters include: The Story 1889-1077 A Whale of a Tale/ Homeport - A Touch of Harbor History/ Sailors Ahoy - How It All Began/ Underweight - The Years in the Wooden... View more info

Image for The Knights Of The Frozen Sea  A Narrative of Arctic Discovery and Adventure by the Author of "Harry Lawton's Adventures"

The Knights Of The Frozen Sea A Narrative of Arctic Discovery and Adventure by the Author of "Harry Lawton's Adventures"

By: Lawton, Harry

Price: $27.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Jackson & Halliday: 1868

Edition: Second Edition

Seller Id: 27582

Condition: Fair


2nd edition hardcover in burgundy embossed cloth with gilt clipper ship on cover, gilt spine title barely legible. Corners worn, boards soiled, page block separated from boards, front paste down partially removed with old church library sticker present. Worm holes and abrasion on edges of first few leaves, no text obscured. Book is all there, a delicate reading copy or a candidate for rebinding. Earliest Arctic voyages, Frobisher, Ross, Parry, Franklin, M'Clure, Kane, ... View more info

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Up and Down The River

By: Lewis, Claudia

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33345

ISBN: 0060238127

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition exlib in glossy illustrated paper covered boards and matching unclipped dj. Book in Very Good condition with sharp tips and spine ends. All pages present, unsoiled, no blemishes. No pocket or evidence of ever having one. 32 pp. Thirteen poems that characterize the different kinds of boats that sail down a busy river. View more info

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Remus the Narrowboat and His First Adventure

By: Lewis, Sue

Price: $12.00

Publisher: England, Remus Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31431

ISBN: 0954240308

Condition: Very Good


1st edition paperback with very light rubs on tips of colorful covers, internally crisp and clean. Illust in b/w. The first adventure for children of Remus the narrowboat of England. 19 pp. View more info

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Busy Boats

By: Lippman, Peter

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Random House Pictureback: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41690

ISBN: 0394837312

Condition: Very Good


Tight bright first edition paperback showing light soil on white background part of covers, color loss at corners and spine ends of covers. 32 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Vertical crease on rear cover. Identifies and discusses the uses of different types of boats. View more info

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Christopher Columbus, Mariner

By: Morison, Samuel Eliot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Atlantic-Little, Brown: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45626

Condition: Very Good


First edition, second printing. Straight, sharp hardcover in teal and gray boards with bright gilt title spine. 224 pp crisp and unmarked save for former owners' on mapped fep. Original, unclipped dust wrapper has good color on frt panel, backstrip of dj quite sunned. B/W photo of author on rear panel. The story of the greatest sea adventurer of all time - told by America's foremost naval historian. View more info

Image for The Story of the Strange Fate of the ZamZam  The Miracle Ship and the Miraculous Rescue of the One Hundred Twenty Missionaries

The Story of the Strange Fate of the ZamZam The Miracle Ship and the Miraculous Rescue of the One Hundred Twenty Missionaries

By: Oiness, Sylvia M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: MN, Osterhus Publishing House: 1942

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller Id: 12934

Condition: Very Good


Tight and bright 8th printing paperback in ecru card cover with two closed taped tears. Tissue guarded end pps and name/address sticker on inside cover. Page block staples rusted and pulled, remainder of text fine. 34 pp. An Account Of The Sinking Of The Egyptian Ship ZamZam In The South Atlantic In The Spring Of 1941. View more info

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Your Boat Belowdecks

By: Reale, Thomas; Johnson, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Hearst Marine Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43144

ISBN: 0688083382

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in cream paper covered boards with teal cloth backstrip. Exlib hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends. Pocket and all pgs present. Unclipped dj displays well. 256 pp. Discusses upkeep of the belowdecks systems of boats, listing the necessary tools and explaining how to maintain and repair engines, diesel fuel systems, batteries, filters, pumps, steering, and stoves and heaters. View more info

Image for Ran Away to Sea  An Autobiography For Boys

Ran Away to Sea An Autobiography For Boys

By: Reid, Captain Mayne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: MA, Ticknor and Fields: 1860

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 41881

Condition: Fair


1st US edition hardcover (1860). 359 pp. Frt board half detached, tips and spine ends rubbed w/boards showing. Text browned, tissue guarded frontis present. Former owner's name on endpps. View more info

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Follow The Whale

By: Sanderson, Ivan T.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: NY, Bramhall House: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45625

Condition: Very Good


Straight and clean 1st edition hardcover with letter A on copywrite page. Light blue linen cloth with navy lettered spine shows bumped spine ends but tips remain sharp. Mapped endpps. Not exlib, no names, tears or soil in the 423 pg text. Original unclipped, unpriced dj is in good shape with small bits of loss at spine ends, still displays well in new mylar. Easily readable tale includes a complete drawing of all living whales [appendix E]. A history, from time i... View more info

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Tales of Sea and Shore Selected from the Stories of Edward Rowe Snow

By: Snow, Edward Rowe

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43381

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant sharp, square 1st edition hardcover in orange cloth with black title on lightly sunned backstrip. Spine ends lightly bumped but not rubbed. 274 pp unmarked, no tears or soil. Touch of soil on edge of page block, else fine. 16 stories & 19 b/w illustrations. Gift quality. View more info