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New York: St. Martin's, 2004. Illustrated in black and white throughout. 254 pages. 8vo, black boards, dust wrapper. New York: St. Martin's, (2004). A very good(+) copy, clean except for jottings on back free end paper, in a poor dust wrapper, water damage along bottom edge and back cover. A rare mix of compelling history and classic adventure story. Brimming with tales of ships, sailors, and baffling bureaucracy.
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1913. 130 illustrations, including several folding plans at rear. xvi + 308 pages, thick 8vo, blue cloth with inlaid color plate front cover; gilt lettering on front cover gone, rubbed, spine ends and hinges neatly mended, ex library. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1913. First edition. Internally clean and tight, a very good copy.
New York: Argosy Antiquarian, 1968. 131 illustrations, 9 plans. With chapter X added. 8vo, pale blue cloth. New York: Argosy- Antiquarian, 1968. Reprint. A very good(+) copy. Long out of print and much sought after, this is the preferred edition with chapter 10 added, now available complete with glossary, bibliography and index. A historical treatise showing the evolution through which these wind-driven ships have passed.
San Diego: Dennis Conner Sports, Inc., 1992. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. 255 pages, folio, navy blue cloth, dust wrapper (gently worn). San Diego: Dennis Conner Sports, Inc. (1992). A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Inscribed on the half-title page "To China, Good Luck in all your sailing! Dennis Conner. 11-5-93."
London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Sea Chart. Engraving. 21 x 70 inches. Some pencil notations along several rhumb lines but otherwise in good condition. Important chart of the West Coast of Newfoundland starting at Cape Anguille, the most Westerly point of Newfoundland in the Bay of St. George, to Point Ferolle. Inset plans of Hawkes Harbour, Port Saunders and Keppel Harbour, as well as a plan of York and Lark Harbours in the Bay of Islands. Five land views from.....
Boston: S. Thaxter & Son, 1871. Map. Engraving backed with linen. Measures 16 3/8" x 23 7/8" Rare and incredibly detailed sea chart of the Massachusetts Bay extending from Nahant Bay in the north to Cohassett in the southeast. The map shows sounding in fathoms, and includes banks, shoals, ledges, buoys, and rocks. Roads, lighthouses, utilities, lifeboat stations, and prominent houses and landmarks are labeled. Relief is shown by hachure, and towns are indicated with grids. Text includes thorough sailing.....
New York: Farquhar, 1931. 64 black & white plates. 127 pages. Small 4to, decorative beige cloth (spine sunned and boards foxed). New York: Farquhar, (1931). First Edition. A very good(-) copy, internally clean. Boldly signed on half title with small pen & ink sketch and previous owner's inscription.
Salem: Marine Research Society, 1925. Introductory text by Louis Bres and Reminiscences by Edouard Gaubert. Frontispiece, 118 b/w plates, and other b/w illustrations. 61 pages of text, 4to, red cloth. Salem MA: Marine Research Society, 1925. Text in English and French. A transl. of the work published in Marseille in 1883.
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society. Map. Engraving. Uncolored. Image measures 12" x 20". Page measures 21.25" x 17.5". This late-18th-century map illustrates the phenomenon of the Gulf Stream as named and first charted by Benjamin Franklin in 1762. A thick band of engraved lines visualize the ocean current flowing from the Gulf of Mexico up the Eastern seaboard and then east to the coast of Africa, labelled as "Azanhaga." Jones' map builds on Franklin's initial example by providing contextual information that.....
Paris: Librairie Rombaldi, 1946. 2 volumes. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of b/w facsimiles, several color plates. 280; 412pp with text in French. Short thick 4to, beige boards (spine ends worn and somewhat soiled; internally clean). Paris: Librairie Rombaldi, (1946). Reprint of the 1930 edition. A very good(-) usable copy of this extensive study.
Paris: Duchartre & Van Buggenhoudt, 1930. 2 volumes bound in one. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of black & white facsimiles, and several color plates. 284; 412pp with text in French. Thick heavy 4to, rebound in blue cloth; uncut edges. Paris: Duchartre & Van Buggenhoudt, (1930). First edition. Pages a bit toned at edges, otherwise a near fine copy of this extensive study.