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North Shields: Potts, 1883. Some illustrations, folding table. xv + 393pp. plus hundreds of pages of appendix, tables and index. Thick 8vo, full spotted leather; heavy foxing to endpapers and title page, hinges mended, covers worn and dampstained. North Shields: J. W. Potts, ca. 1883. Seventh edition. A worn but sound and very good copy.
1973. Lithograph. Image measures 25.5" x 19.25", sheet measures 29.75" x 21", in 33.5" x 26.75" archival mat. Signed and editioned at bottom: "109/150" "Cassigneul". Shows some mat burn (from previous mat). In very good condition. Jean-Pierre Cassigneul (1935 - ) is a French painter and illustrator best known for his portraits of women in the style of the Post-Impressionist avant-garde. Listed as number 65 in his catalogue raisonne.
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."
New York: Currier & Ives, 1893. Original lithograph with modern hand-coloring. 19.25 x 25.75" unframed. Color lithograph rendering the head-to-head 1893 America's Cup race between the Vigilant and the Valkyrie with supporting boats following closely behind. Currier & Ives called themselves the "Printmakers to the People" and they produced thousands of images that chronicled the growth of the United States. Founded in 1834, Currier & Ives produced high quality lithographs until the business closed in 1907. The piece has been expertly restored.
London: Rich & Cowan, 1932. 16 mounted color plates, numerous black & white illustrations. 338pp., large thick 4to, original blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine, tissue guards, untrimmed rag paper. London: Rich & Cowan, 1932. Very Good (+). Limited Edition, one of 1000 numbered copies. Fully documented account of British royal yachts and their owners from earliest times to 1932. Includes a listing of these yachts from the Restoration to 1932, with information on their design, building, names, armament, ceremonies...
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.