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New Bedford, MA: The Darwin Press, no date [1948]., 1948.
Green cloth. [2], vi, 7-233, [2] pp + frontispiece portrait and numerous plates. Rubber stamp of American Merchant Marine Library Association to front pastedown; AMMLA presentation label to front free endpaper; rubber stamped to top page edges; foxing to endpapers, page edges, and first three leaves; a good, unworn copy otherwise, tight in the binding. Furuseth was leader of the SUP and the ISU seamen's unions on the west coast of the USA. Contributions by Robert LaFollette, Louis Adamic, John L. Lewis, Fiorella LaGuardia, and many others.
$25.00                          Book Number: 11891                          Order / Enquire

WORLD CRUISE OF THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, Sailing from New York January 7th Returning May 31st
New York: Thos. Cook & Son, 1927.
Octavo, quarter boud in beige cloth and red boards, printed label on front cover, endpaper maps. pp (104) including photo plates. Moderate wear to outer corners of boards, small corner crease to frontispiece and title leaf, VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise, no owner names. The cruise was aboard the Cunard liner "Franconia". Itinery, descriptions of places to be visisted, services available on board.
$17.50                          Book Number: 36636                          Order / Enquire

Lunenburg, NS: Lunenberg Exhibitors , Ltd., 1933.
pp [16], stapled, in card covers. Illustrated with drawings, tipped in photo at front. Light rubbing to spine fold, else fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$25.00                          Book Number: 45150                          Order / Enquire

No place (Toronto): Excelsior Life, (197-?),
Oblong 16mo, 11.5 x 14.5 cm. pp [16], rounded corners. Two pages of text, the rest b&w photos of passenger ships. Rebound in half brown cloth and marbled boards. Fine. AMICUS locates at OTY only.
$15.00                          Book Number: 45400                          Order / Enquire

USQUE AD MARE. A History of the Canadian Coast Guard and Marine Services.
Ottawa: Department of Transport, 1969.
Dark blue fabricoid. (iii)-(xiv), 318 pp. Frontispiece used as front pastedown, illustration to rear endpapers, numerous photos in text. Gilt spine lettering dull; a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy otherwise, no owner names.
$19.00                          Book Number: 18094                          Order / Enquire

STEAMBOATS ON SCUGOG: a history of steamboating on the south central Kawarthas.
Port Perry, ON: Observer Publishing, 2000.
Blue boards. pp xvi, 142. Illustrations, colour and b&w photos. Index. Fine in fine jacket, signed by the author. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00                          Book Number: 45184                          Order / Enquire

ARNOLD-FORSTER, D., Rear-Admiral
AT WAR WITH THE SMUGGLERS. Career of Doctor Arnold's Father
London: Conway Maritime Press, 1970.
Facsimile reprint of the 1936 edition. Dark blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp 256 + 8 plates. Small rubber stamped private owner name on front free endpaper and front pastedown, else fine in nearly fine jacket. Life of 18th century Collector of Customs William Arnold in the Isle of Wight.
$18.50                          Book Number: 26312                          Order / Enquire

Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1988.
Large quarto, white boards. pp 288, photos, index. Signed by the author. Fine copy. Jacket rubbed corner nick at head of spine, else fine. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.z
$30.00                          Book Number: 43565                          Order / Enquire

Barbour, Job
Forty-eight Days Adrift: the voyage of the "Neptune II" from Newfoundland to Scotland. Foreword by Sr. Wilfred T. Grenfell
No place (St. John's, Newfoundland): Breakwater Books, 1981.
Facsimile reprint of the London, 1932, edition. Tan boards. pp (2), 220. Photos. Text paper a bit toned, as always, rubber stamped star at rear, else fine in fine jacket. Note: the Grenfell Foreword did not appear in the 1932 edition. The Neptune II set out from St. John's to Newtown, Newfoundland, 100 miles away, for the Christmas holidays. A big storm blew up and they had to run before the wind all the way to the Island of Mull off the west coast of Scotland.
$13.95                          Book Number: 45090                          Order / Enquire

London: Macmillan, 1980.
Blue boards. Small corner crease to one leaf (pp 95-96); page edges faintly yellowed; else a fine copy, no previous owner names, in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. A World War I nautical novel and an uncommon book in first edition. Based on the tragedy of the battle-cruiser Invincible, Admiral Hood's flagship and the pride of the RN, blown up 31 May, 1916, during the battle of Jutland. 1026 men were lost, only 6 survived. The novel takes four fictional sailors and traces their lives from before the war to the day of calamity.
$30.00                          Book Number: 13396                          Order / Enquire

BAUER, Hermann
Reichsleitung und U-Bootseinsatz 1914 bis 1918. Zusammenarbeit zwischen politischer und militärischer Führung im Kriege.
Lippoldsberg, Germany: Klosterhaus, 1956.
Octavo, hardcover, blue cloth. (112) pp. Fine in VG jacket. German submarines in WWI. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$17.50                          Book Number: 19463                          Order / Enquire

FROM THE LOG OF THE VELSA. Pictures by R.A. Rickards and a Frontispiece by the Author
New York: Century, 1914.
Tall octavo. Blue pictorial cloth stampedin gilt, pale green, and orange, top edges gilt. [8], 307 pp + colour frontispiece with tissue guard ("Aarhus. From a Painting by Arnold Bennett") and 27 other plates (one in colour). A VG clean, tight unworn copy, no owner names. Sections are Holland, The Baltic, Copenhagen, The French and Flemish Coast, The East Anglian Estuaries. A nice-looking book, a travelogue by sail by the famous English novelist. This US edition is the correct first edition, the British edition not coming until 1920. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00                          Book Number: 24280                          Order / Enquire

Bercuson, David J.; Herwig, Holger H.
Deadly Seas: the story of the St. Croix, the U305, and the Battle of the Atlantic
Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1997.
Black boards. pp (6), 346 + plates. Index. A fine, jacketless copy.
$8.95                          Book Number: 44993                          Order / Enquire

BOUTILIER, James A., editor
Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1982.
Dark blue cloth. xxx, 373 pp + plates; maps in text. Tape stains to rear free endpaper, else fine in fine jacket. "This tribute to a proud service surveys the history of the Royal Canadian Navy from its in ception in 1910 to its demise in 1968." - jacket.
$19.95                          Book Number: 14547                          Order / Enquire

Picton, Ontario: Picton Gazette, 1976.
Octavo, blue cloth. 248 pp. Photos throughout. Fine in near fine jacket. Signed by the author. Tipped to the front free endpaper is a printed label naming this copy #96 of an edition of 200 copies. The previous owner's name is entered by hand. Signed by the author. Nautical memoirs of this Canadian sailor.
$18.95                          Book Number: 32520                          Order / Enquire

BULL, J.C. & Peter Williams
STORY OF GIPPSLAND SHIPPING. Discoveries of the Early Navigators, Lakes Steamers, Coastal Windjammers, Shipwrecks and Famous Captains
Metung, Gippsland Lakes, Australia: Authors, 1967.
Octavo, card covers. pp 110. VG clean and uncreased copy, no owner names. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 36722                          Order / Enquire

BULLEN, Frank T.
A SACK OF SHAKINGS. Illustrated by Harold Piffard.
London: Collins, no date.,
Ca. 191- reprint (first was London: Pearson, 1901). Dark red bevel-edged decorated cloth stamped in black, yellow, green, and gilt. Colour pictorial endpapers. viii, (389) + (3) pp ads + colour frontispiece and illustrated title + two black and white plates. Cheap paper browned; 1912 ink inscription to verso of front free endpaper; spine very slightly age darkened; damp stain to fore edge of front cover; small light spots to rear cover; an unworn, mainly VG copy otherwise. Essays on various nautical subjects and adventures by the author of THE CRUISE OF THE CACHALOT.
$25.00                          Book Number: 5089                          Order / Enquire

BULLEN, Frank T.
IDYLLS OF THE SEA. With an introduction by J. St. Loe Strachey
Toronto: Toronto News Company, 1899.
Octavto, green pictorial cloth stamped in black & tan, gilt lettered. pp (xviii), 266. Spine gilt dull; yellowing to page edges; Xmas, 1900, ink gift inscription at front; VG otherwise. Nautical essays by a notable author on the subject.
$40.00                          Book Number: 39649                          Order / Enquire

THE GREAT ICE SHIP BEAR. Eighty-Nine Years in Polar Seas.
New York: Van Nostrand, 1970.
Grey boards, endpaper maps. (104) pp, photos & maps in text. Fine in VG jacket. Story of this St John's, Newfoundland-built oak sealer Bear, the famous Arctic vessel purchased by the USA in 1884. She patrolled the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean for more than 42 years.
$17.50                          Book Number: 25935                          Order / Enquire

CAIN, Emily
GHOST SHIPS. Hamilton and Scourge: Historical Treasures from the War of 1812.
Toronto: Musson, 1983.
Quarto, brown cloth, illustrated endpapers. 152 pp. Colour and black & white photos, maps, index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has short tears, nicks, tape repairs, good. In Aug., 1813, two American schooners sank in a storm in Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Story of the the rediscovery and photographing of these tw o wrecks at 300 feet on the lake floor, with an historical background.
$14.95                          Book Number: 45557                          Order / Enquire

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