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Old Ironsides: The Stirring Career of the U.S. Frigate Constitution

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Navy Relief Society: 1948

Seller ID: 2267967


No publisher date (circa mid-1900's). 1948 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy named by President George Washington after the United States Constitution. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat.[Note 1] She was launched in 1797, one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed. Joshua Humphreys designed th... View more info

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The Adventures & Brave Deeds of the Ship's Cat on the Spanish Maine, Together with the Most Lamentable Losse of the Alcestis & Triumphant Firing of the Port of Charges

By: Aldridge, Alan; Adams, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, Ltd.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266328


First edition. No jacket, light crease along spine, pages very faintly foxed. 1977 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Full-page illustrations enhance the story of a fighting cat of Good Queen Bess's time who goes to sea for the honor of fair England. View more info

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The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208326


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. 491 pp. An account of the actual events surrounding the legendary conflict aboard the HMS Bounty focuses on the court-martial of its ten mutineers, citing the breakdown and exile of Master's Mate Fletcher Christian and Lieutenant Bligh's navigation talents.KEYWORDS: MUTINY BOUNTY NAUTICAL BOATS WATERCRAFT TRANSPORTATION ADVENTURE TRAVEL OCEANIA FLETCHER CHRISTIAN BLIGH View more info

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2199564


Reprint. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 521 pp. From the bestselling author of the definitive book on D-Day comes the definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the... View more info

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2200166


Book club paperback. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 511 pp. From the bestselling author of the definitive book on D-Day comes the definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia ... View more info

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Spanning the Atlantic

By: Babcock, F. Lawrence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2008307


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine faded, ink stamp from San Francisco Maritime Museum on rear endpaper, endpapers lightly foxed. 1931 Hard Cover. 227, vii pp. 8vo. A history of the Cunard Line, providing an interesting glimpse into nautical history on the Atlantic Ocean. View more info

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Running Her Easting Down: The Story of the Cutty Sark and Other Great China Clippers

By: Baker, William F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Caxton Printers, Ltd.: 1974

Seller ID: 2203216


Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1974 Large Hardcover. xiv, 170 pp. Designed first for the China tea trade, they combined a streamlined design that made them the swiftest of the wind ships, and a greater cargo capacity than previous vessels. Many of these great ships left their imprint on history and their names in men's memories, but one of the foremost among them was the Cutty Sark. This fascinating and carefully written history of the Cutty Sark includes an account o... View more info

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The Discovery of the Titanic

By: Ballard, Robert D.; Archbold, Rick; Lord, Walter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Warner / Madison Press: 1987

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2265854


Fourth printing. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink note on half-title page. 1987 Large Hardcover. 230 pp. On September 1, 1985 Ballard and a joint French/American expedition found the legendary ship. This is a firsthand account of Ballard's twelve year quest to find the Titanic. View more info

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Pultneyville Yacht Club 1979 Membership Log

By: Barker, Tom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Pultneyville Yacht Club, Inc.: 1979

Seller ID: 1768250


Lightly rubbed, owner sticker on rear wrapper. 1979 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 68 pp. Pages printed on recto only. Original wrappers. Includes: 1979 club calendar; names and photographs of 1979 officers' list of of committees and chairmen with associated purposes; racing schedule; chart of harbor and yacht club facilities; list of club members and family along with their boat names; 1979 in pictures; club constitution and by-laws; poli... View more info

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Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition

By: Beattie, Owen; Geiger, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196174


First edition.Jacket flaps lightly toned, front jacket flap creased. 1987 Hard Cover. xi, 180 pp. The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845-48 has been shrouded in mystery for nearly 140 years. The disappearance of Franklin's lavishly equipped ships--HMS Terror and HMS Erebus--together with the absence of any written accounts of the journey, save on tragic note found by a nineteenth-century search expedition, had left attemp... View more info

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Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, Under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N.

By: Beechey, F.W.

Price: $1,350.00

Publisher: Carey & Lea: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1958570


First American edition. No jacket. Boards rubbed with some loss from spine label and light spots to boards, foxed throughout, Oxford bookstore bookplate on front endpaper. 1832 Hard Cover. xi, 493 pp. 8vo. 24-page publisher catalog bound in following text. Originally published in England in 1831. Sabin 4347: Captain Beechey and Sir John Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other, when the latter was compelled by the weather to return. One of the most valuabl... View more info

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Sails and Steam in the Mountains: A Maritime and Military History of Lake George and Lake Champlain

By: Bellico, Russell P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Purple Mountain Press: 2001

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2204389


Signed by author without inscription. Faint stain, spine very faintly creased, sticker to front and rear wrapper, ink name. 2001 Soft Cover. 394 pp. When it was published in 1992, it was the first new comprehensive history of Lake George and Lake Champlain in thirty years. The first printing received enthusiastic reviews, quickly sold out and the book was subsequently reprinted three times. Virtually the whole book has been rewritten for this revised edition, integrating... View more info

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Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504

By: Bergreen, Laurence

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2012

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195807


Sticker adhesive on reverse front cover. 2012 Trade Paperback. xv, 423 pp. He knew nothing of celestial navigation or of the existence of the Pacific Ocean. He was a self-promoting and ambitious entrepreneur. His maps were a hybrid of fantasy and delusion. When he did make land, he enslaved the populace he found, encouraged genocide, and polluted relations between peoples. He ended his career in near lunacy. But Columbus had one asset that made all the difference, an inb... View more info

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Arctic Passages: A Unique Small-Boat Voyage in the Great Northern Waterway

By: Bockstoce, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hearst Marine Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197255


First edition. Bookplate on paste-down endpaper. 1991 Hard Cover. 256 pp. First edition. In 1988, John Bockstoce, Arctic historian and archaeologist, became the first person to traverse the Northwest Passage west to east in a small boat. Arctic Passages is the extraordinary story of his voyage thirty-five hundred miles through this hemisphere's least explored and most dangerous waterway, from Bering Strait to Baffin Bay. Navigating largely without the benefit of a workin... View more info

Image for The Kedge-Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistant. Appertaining to the Practical Evolutions of Modern Seamanship, Rigging, Knotting, Splicing, Blocks, Purchases, Running-Rigging, and Other Miscellaneous Matters, Applicable to Ships-of-War and Others. Illustrated with Seventy Engravings. Also, Tables of Rigging, Spars, Sails, Blocks, Canvas, Cordage, Chain and Hemp Cables, Hawsers, Etc., Relative to Every Class of Vessels.

The Kedge-Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistant. Appertaining to the Practical Evolutions of Modern Seamanship, Rigging, Knotting, Splicing, Blocks, Purchases, Running-Rigging, and Other Miscellaneous Matters, Applicable to Ships-of-War and Others. Illustrated with Seventy Engravings. Also, Tables of Rigging, Spars, Sails, Blocks, Canvas, Cordage, Chain and Hemp Cables, Hawsers, Etc., Relative to Every Class of Vessels.

By: Brady, William N.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1882

Seller ID: 2265938


Boards heavily rubbed, front and rear hinges starting, ink stamp on front endpaper and title page, some pages lightly foxed and lightly stained. 1882 Hard Cover. 393 pp. The Kedge-Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistant. Appertaining to the Practical Evolutions of Modern Seamanship, Rigging, Knotting, Splicing, Blocks, Purchases, Running-Rigging, and Other Miscellaneous Matters, Applicable to Ships-of-War and Others. Illustrated with Seventy Engravings. Also, Tables of Rigg... View more info

Image for The Explorers of North America, 1492-1806: From Columbus to Lewis and Clark

The Explorers of North America, 1492-1806: From Columbus to Lewis and Clark

By: Brebner, John Bartlet

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Meridian Books: 1964

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2208658


1st printing. Spine lightly bumped, very faintly toned. 1964 Mass Market Paperback. 431 pp. In this classic account, Professor Brebner... has based his research on the diaries, records, and journals of the explorers themselves. Following the course of their travels: the Spaniards--Ponce de Leon, Cortes, Coronado, de Soto--pushing forward from the South; the French--Cartier, Champlain, Jolliet, Marquette--moving down from the North; British and Americans proceeding westwa... View more info

Image for First Across the Continent: Lewis & Clark - The Story of the Exploring Expedition [with] Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West (MeadWestvaco American Classics Series)

First Across the Continent: Lewis & Clark - The Story of the Exploring Expedition [with] Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West (MeadWestvaco American Classics Series)

By: Brooks, Noah; Elder, Karen; Luke, John A.; Bridges, Jeff

Price: $20.00

Publisher: MeadWestvaco / National Geographic: 2003

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2097588


Limited edition. Includes publisher's slipcase, as well as DVD in original case. An exceptional copy. 2003 Hard Cover. 346 pp. 8vo. An augmented edition of the work originally published in 1901, including a DVD narrated by Jeff Bridges. View more info

Image for Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, with Notes of a Sojourn on the Island of Zanzibar. to which is appended a Brief History of the Whale Fishery, Its Past and Present Condition.

Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, with Notes of a Sojourn on the Island of Zanzibar. to which is appended a Brief History of the Whale Fishery, Its Past and Present Condition.

By: Browne, J. Ross

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1846

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206796


First edition. Sabin 8658. Howes B877. Rebacked some time ago with new end sheets and facsimiles of frontispiece and title/copyright page supplied. Original marbled boards rubbed, margins lightly stained, moderately foxed throughout. 1846 Hard Cover. xiii, 580 pp. An illustrated account of time spent on a whaler, illustrated throughout with steel and wood engravings. Browne joined the crew of a whaling ship in 1842, and used the experience as the basis for this, his seco... View more info

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Coasting Schooner: The Four-Masted Albert F. Paul

By: Burgess, Robert H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Published for the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Va., by the University Press of Virginia: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203497


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1978 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 269 pp. Relatively little has been recorded about the activities of the hundreds of coasting schooners that operated along the east coast of North America in the first part of the century. This unusually thorough history recounts the entire career of one of the last of these colorful sailing ships in American waters, the Albert F. Paul, from construction and la... View more info

Image for Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, the Flight to the South Pole

Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, the Flight to the South Pole

By: Byrd, Richard Evelyn

Price: $30.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200431


First edition, second state ('Eleanor' spelled correctly on dedication page). Top page ridge lightly scuffed, publisher mistrimmed pp. 321-328 resulting in 1/16 inch of extra paper on top edge of outer inch of each leaf, front matter lightly foxed, minor loss from jacket corners, jacket spine toned, jacket flap corners slightly trimmed ($5.00 list price still present). 1930 Hard Cover. xvi, 422 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, photographic endpapers. Black & wh... View more info

Image for Cortez; or the Conquest of Mexico. as Related by a Father to His Children, and Designed for the Instruction of Youth.

Cortez; or the Conquest of Mexico. as Related by a Father to His Children, and Designed for the Instruction of Youth.

By: Campe, J.H. [Joachim Heinrich]; Helme, Elizabeth

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Printed for C. Cradock and W. Joy and P. Norbury: 1811

Seller ID: 2201455


Fold-out map included. Front board loose, spine label absent, corners rubbed with minor loss. We have left the binding as is so the book's next owner can have restorations done to his/her specifications. 1811 Full-Leather. iv, 259, [1] pp. 12mo. Original full tree calf. Translated from the German of J.H. Campe (author of the New Robinson Crusoe) by Elizabeth Helme (author of The History of England, Scotland, Rome, &c. &c.), with the translator's last corrections and impr... View more info

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Searching for the Franklin Expedition: The Arctic Journal of Robert Randolph Carter

By: Carter, Robert Randolph; Gill, Jr., Harold B.; Young, Joanne

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208313


First edition. No jacket, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, minor pencil marginalia. 1998 Hard Cover. 201 pp. The diary of a young member of the rescue party sent to find British explorer Sir John Franklin in 1850 describes their hardships and frustrations. Includes black and white illustrations.KEYWORDS: FRANKLIN EXPEDITION EXPLORATION NAUTICAL POLAR ARCTIC ADVENTURE JOURNAL BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY ROBERT RANDOLPH CARTER View more info

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Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West

By: Carvalho, Solomon Nunes; Korn, Bertram W.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society of America: 1954

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266166


1954 reissue of 1857 edition, with portraits and paintings by Carvalho added for this edition. Endpapers illustrated with the route of Fremont's fifth exploratory expedition. Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor chips, front jacket flap price-clipped. 328 pp. ...Solomon Nunes Carvalho was closely associated with Jewish life. He was able to pass on to the new communities of the Far West the benefit of his own Jewish experience and knowledge. Dr. Korn also traces Carvalho'... View more info

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Sea of Gray: The Around-the-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah

By: Chaffin, Tom

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2202535


1st printing. A very nice copy. 2007 Trade Paperback. x, 432 pp. The sleek, 222-foot, black auxiliary steamer The Sea King left London on October, 8, 1864, ostensibly bound for Bombay. The subterfuge was ended off the shores of Madeira, as the ship was rechristened and outfitted for war. With new gun ports cut to accommodate additional cannon, the CSS Shenandoah commenced the last, most quixotic sea story of the Civil War, the 58,000-mile, around-the-world cruise of... View more info

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Sea of Gray: The Around-the-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah

By: Chaffin, Tom

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 2007

Seller ID: 2207234


Pages very faintly toned. 2007 Trade Paperback. x, 432 pp. The sleek, 222-foot, black auxiliary steamer The Sea King left London on October, 8, 1864, ostensibly bound for Bombay. The subterfuge was ended off the shores of Madeira, as the ship was rechristened and outfitted for war. With new gun ports cut to accommodate additional cannon, the CSS Shenandoah commenced the last, most quixotic sea story of the Civil War, the 58,000-mile, around-the-world cruise of the C... View more info

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Windjammer Bride

By: Chapman, Angie H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Courier-Gazette: 1979

Seller ID: 2203517


A very nice copy. 1979 Trade Paperback. 82 pp. The journal of Angie H. Chapman's voyages on the Maine-built sailing ship Leading Wind.Keywords: ANGIE CHAPMAN WINDJAMMER BRIDE JOURNAL BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY VOYAGES MAINE SAILING SHIP LEADING WIND NAUTICAL MARINE ADVENTURE TRANSPORTATION BOATS BOATING WATERCRAFT View more info

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The Loneliest Continent: The Story of Antarctic Discovery

By: Chapman, Walker

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York Graphic Society Publishers, Ltd.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1963931


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket faintly toned (as usual).Near Fine. 1964 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 279 pp. 8vo. From the jacket: Mr. Chapman, beginning with the imaginative ideas of early Greek geographers, tells of the first South Seas voyages, the rugged adventures of the sealers and whalers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the first major American expedition - prompted by the speeches and writings of a gentleman who b... View more info

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Narrative of a Voyage to Hudson's Bay in His Majesty's Ship Rosamond, Containing Some Account of the North-Eastern Coast of America and of the Tribes Inhabiting That Remote Region. (Coles Canadiana Collection)

By: Chappell, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Coles Publishing Company: 1970

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1971463


Wrappers toned. 1970 Trade Paperback. [ix], 279 pp. 1970 facsimile of 1817 original. Includes fold-out map. Arctic Bibliography 2994: Contents include a day-to-day record, May - Nov. 1814, of the voyage to York Factory; observations on Eskimos and Cree; soundings of York Factory; thermometrical observations at Oxford House, 1811; Eskimo objects collected by Chappell and Joseph Billings; Cree vocabulary. View more info

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The Nelson Touch: The Life and Legend of Horatio Nelson

By: Coleman, Terry

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202419


First edition. Top page ridge very lightly foxed.Jacket very faintly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. xix, 424 pp. Admiral Horatio Nelson captures our imaginations like few other military figures. A mixture of tactical originality, raw courage, cruelty, and romantic passion, Nelson in action was daring and direct, a paramount naval genius and a natural born predator. Now, in The Nelson Touch: The Life and Legend of Horatio Nelson, novelist Terry Coleman provides a superb portra... View more info

Image for Discovery of the North Pole: Dr. Frederick A. Cook's Own Story of How He Reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908. and the Story of Commander Robert E. Peary's Discovery April 6th, 1909. Graphic and Thrilling Stories of the Greatest Achievement of Man Since Columbus Discovered America; Terrible Sufferings and Privations; The Awful Cold; Face to Face with Death by Starvation; American Pluck, Courage and Endurance Reach the Top of the World through Terrific Gales Over a Continent of Ice. Also Containing A True and Authentic Account of Other Great Polar Expeditions, Including Franklin, Greely, Abruzzi, Nares, Nordenskjold, Nansen, Sverdrup, Shackelton, etc. [Shackleton]

Discovery of the North Pole: Dr. Frederick A. Cook's Own Story of How He Reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908. and the Story of Commander Robert E. Peary's Discovery April 6th, 1909. Graphic and Thrilling Stories of the Greatest Achievement of Man Since Columbus Discovered America; Terrible Sufferings and Privations; The Awful Cold; Face to Face with Death by Starvation; American Pluck, Courage and Endurance Reach the Top of the World through Terrific Gales Over a Continent of Ice. Also Containing A True and Authentic Account of Other Great Polar Expeditions, Including Franklin, Greely, Abruzzi, Nares, Nordenskjold, Nansen, Sverdrup, Shackelton, etc. [Shackleton]

By: Cook, Frederick A.; Peary, Robert E.; Greely, A.W.; Miller, J. Martin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.T. Moss: 1909

Seller ID: 2260245


Moderate loss of gilt from spine and front board, pages toned. 1909 Hard Cover. 428 pp. Tall 8vo. Includes the stories of Frederick Cook and Robert Peary in their quests for the North Pole, along with accounts of previous polar expeditions, and an introduction by A.W. Greely. Edited by J. Martin Miller. Illustrated with half-tone reproductions of expedition photographs. Arctic Bibliography 11467: Account of the two polar marches, drawn from contemporary journals and illu... View more info