New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 634pp.; G+; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; original publisher's cloth, original orange endpapers, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and rear boards; spine partially faded to tan, with gilt lettering also partially faded, some small brown discoloration to spine edge; endpapers have some discoloration; moderate foxing throughout; six pages of publisher's ads; binding slightly loose; top edge of front hinge of front board has a repaired tear; BAL 13664; HC consignment; Shelved Case 2.
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Unique, ca 1956-1970 Collection of over 70 objects, mostly postcards in a 1960s era photo album, related to famous ocean liners and other ships many of which met their end in tragedy. Postcards of ships ranging from the USS Maine, to RMS Titanic and Lusitania as well as coastal, riverine and lake steamers, and shipboard-cancelled envelopes. Included is a full-page magazine ad for the Andrea Doria and a copy of Life Magazine from 1956b featuring the tragedy of the Andrea Doria. 12.5" x 12.75", 10 album pages plus magazine. Condition is Good +, most of the postcards being in plastic sleeves rather than glued in to the album. Room 429.
Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown, 1841. First edition. Small octavo in brown leather with spine rebound in leatherette; VG; gold letters on spine; strong binding; moderate shelf wear on boards with some fraying around edges; small number written on title page; first pages and plates foxed and stained; more foxing on some pages, but not detrimental to reading; text in tight print; pp. 223; contains 4 plates: Spars and Rigging; Sails; Frame of a Ship; Explanations; in good condition; shelved in Case # 7.
New York: Printed by Edmunt Blunt, 1812. Seventh Edition. 8vo., 311pp., 63pp. appendix, 10pp ads; VG; spine paneled brown leather with a red label and gilt lettering; brown leather boards have moderate wear, including rubbing and scratches, bumping to corners, lower hinge on front board splitting; some foxing and age-toning to pages, mild scattered water marks; some pages pressed slightly askew; ads for Blunts on both pastedowns, page 179/180; page 187 has two lines crossed out; has 14 plates, four of which are folded; includes a foldout map of The Bay Of Chesapeake From Its Entrance To Baltimore, including part of Washington DC, just 21 years after its founding; TG consignment; shelved case 1.
London: Ackermann and Company, 1841. First edition. Octavo, 184pp. Hardcover without jacket as issued. Bumping and shelf-wear. Mild rubbing, chipping and soiling to cloth-bound, illustrated boards. Rebacked; with original cloth laid down over portion of spine; new end-papers. Front hinge cracked. Stamp to fly-leaf and title page; previous owner's signature to title page; inscription to half-title and page 171. Foxing and age-toning to the text. Includes 8 full-colored, engraved plates of shipping scenes by W. Knell and an additional 14 in-text illustrations of flags, pendants, and ensigns. Foxing predominately to margins of plates, which still retain vibrant colors. Good copy only. Shelve: CASE #1 Spine is red leather with black leather spine-label; five raised bands and gilt text reading "EPITOME OF THE NAVAL SERVICE"
Gravenhage, Amsterdam: Gebroeders van Cleef, 1833-1843. Ten volume edition. Nine of ten paperback octavo volumes (missing volume 3, part 2). Marbled spine and covers. Most volumes fair, particularly with wear and tears to the hinges, heads, and tails of the spines along the wrappers of the books. Several of the paper spines are very worn away, but nevertheless the signatures are generally not loose. Contains volume 1, both parts of volume 2, volume 3 part 1, both parts of volume 4, volume 5, and both parts of volume 6. Comprises a major study in Dutch maritime and international history. Text in Dutch. Shelved in aisle 10.
Newport News, VA: The Mariner's Museum, 1994. First edition; signed by author. Oblong quarto in blue gray cloth with black DJ in brodart; VG/VG; DJ, boards, glossy paper and text in good condition; illustrated end pages; author's signature and dedication on title page; frontispiece photograph; contains more than 120 ship portraits and chapters on Jacobsen as artist and historian; pp. 180; shelved in Case 12.
London: Elliot and Kay and C. Elliot, 1789. Revised Second Edition [First English Language Edition]. Octavo, 500 pages, VG; three-quarter-bound in brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, other compartments with blind-stamped diamond design; mild shelfwear to boards, mild waving/age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to leaves, lettering somewhat affected and faded yet legible, occasional ink blotting to lettering, occasional marginalia in ink, last leaf [i.e., pp. 499-500] separated from text-block; collation complete, gathered in 30 quires of 8 leaves, accidental omission of "the" to first line of p. 89; additional essays by various authors to this edition from p. 382 to end of volume; shelved Case 9.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1857. Early Reprint. Octavo, 624 pages; G; bound in 3/4 brown leather, marbled boards, spine paneled with burgundy label and gilt lettering; some repair to tail end of front hinge; moderate rubbing and wear to binding; marbled text block and endpapers; sticker to front pastedown; some water-staining along edges of text block; with 9 folding maps; numerous full-page tinted lithographs and in-text woodcuts; lacking the suppressed "Public Bath at Simoda" plate at p. 408; shelved case 9.
London: Henry Colburn, 1838. First Edition. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG; bould in 3/4 brown leather, marbled boards, spine brown with small gilt horizontal lines, presence of two labels in the past now represented only by the unfaded leather and faint lettering; some mild shelfwear and rubbing, primarily to corners and spine; frontispiece in volume 1 a portrait, volume 2 a map; shelved under front counter.
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1839. First American Edition. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG-; bound in brown cloth, gilt embossed spine with gilt anchors; some wear to boards, including scuffing, chipping to heads and tails of spines, small staining to lower fore corners of boards; some foxing throughout; small booksellers sticker on front pastedown of volume two; frontispieces; shelved case 1.
London: Printed for the author in Three King Court, Lombard-Street, 1764. Small folio; , 2,  pp. Original vellum over boards, with new front endpaper inserted. Vellum soiled and rubbed, heavily chipped at lower right corner. Pages browned and chipped, with several closed tears (not affecting text). Stamped on front and rear boards with "Mercantile Library"; library bookplate on front pastedown. Previous owner's signature on page 2. Good solid copy. Has removable clear plastic covering.
London, New York & Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1961,1965,1966,1969, Octavo; VG-/G; burgundy spine with white text; 4 volumes - 1. The Road to War, 1904-1914, 2. The War Years: To the Eve of Jutland, 1914-1916, 3.Jutland and After: May 1916 - December 1916, & 4. 1917: Year of Crisis; dust jackets have mylar covering; have moderate wear at edges & corners, mainly on spine at heads & tails; lightly age toned exteriors; cloths have lightly sunned spines w/minor spotting on fronts of vols. 1 & 2; panels are study; text blocks show slight wear due to age & handling w/slightly cocked spines, but no major defects; previous owner's name on ffeps & book plate on ffep of vol. 1, otherwise have clean pages & tight bindings; good condition; pp 1594. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Salem, Mass. Marine Research Society, 1922-1928. First Edition. large 8vos., 3 volumes; VG-; spines of volume 1/2 blue cloth with gilt lettering, volume 3 tan with black lettering; volumes 1/2 have no dust jacket, has one with a G+ rating, corners and edges chipped, head missing corner, now protected with a mylar covering; shelved above Case 12.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, 1947. Quarto; pp 293; G/no-DJ; navy spine with gilt text; full title; The Colorado River: A Natural Menace Becomes a National Resource [Interim Report on the Status of the Investigations Authorized to be Made by the Boulder Canyon Project Act and the Boulder Canyon Project Adjustment Act]; cloth shows slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight toning to pages; previous owner's name to ffep; minor cracking to front gutter; bent page edges toward front; profusely illustrated with maps and photographs; maps tipped in at rear.
London: Yale University Press, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 340 pages; VG; full bound in red cloth, spine has gilt tooling and lettering; binding has minor wear at the top and bottom of the spine, has library code on the spine, has minor discoloration; pages have minor detachment on pages 148-9, title page has small pen marks and an impression stamp; shelved case 7.
London: WhiteHall Histories, 2002. small 4tos., 2 volumes; VG/VG; spines blue with white lettering; dust jackets protected with mylar coverings; minimal shelfwear; text blocks clean, small smudge to lower corner of volume 2; Volume 1; September 1939-October 1940, with 178 pages, photos and plans. Volume II; November 1940- December 1941, with 318 pages, photos and plans; ISBN 9780714652054 and 9780714651798; shelved Naval History.
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1964. First Edition Thus. Thick octavos; seven volumes; full blue buckram cloth; varying degrees of soiling and wear; some volumes faded at spines; occasional rubbing and fraying at ends and corners; contents generally very good throughout. [Spines; gilt titles on blue].
Tours: Alfred Mame Et Fils, 1864. Large Octavo, 448 pages; VG; bound in publisher's half cloth of speckled taffeta, spine brown calf with elaborate gilt; mild rubbing and wear to boards; all edges gilt; illustrated with 163 in-text woodcuts and 16 full-page woodcuts from the drawings of W. Freeman and J. Noël.; interior clean; shelved case 10.
London: The Blue Peter Publishing Company Ltd., 1930, 1933. Mixed Editions. Large Quarto; G-; blue spines with gilt text and illustration to spines; 2 volumes; no jackets; original publisher's cloths have slight sun fading to exteriors; modest rubbing to edges and corners; gilt titles and illustrations to front panels; strong boards; mylar wraps to vol. 1; text blocks show slight foxing to exterior edges; deckled fore edges; frontispieces with tissue guards; interiors lightly foxed; pictorial endpapers; illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Shanghai: Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs, 1947. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, wear to corners and spine caps, spotting and scratches, slight warping; Text block has tanning to endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, color illustration and text pasted on to front flyleaf, clean interior; xxviii, 245 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (some color), folded plates.
New York, NY: Viking, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 302pp.; VG/VG; black DJ and black DJ spine has white titling overlay down to the illustrated blue tail, the graphic extends along the bottom edge, jacket-wide; DJ shows negligible edgewear, DJ under clear cover; SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TIPPED IN BOOKPLATE AFFIXED TO FFEP; prior owner's name on front pastedown; interior includes two b/w image galleries on semi-glossy white stock; scarce signed in first printing; shelved case 1.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First American Edition. Octavo; VG/Fair; turquoise & black spine with white lettering; DJ missing approx. 2" x 1 1/2" piece at bottom of spine as well as 1" x 3/8 piece at top, 1 3/4" x 1/2" piece missing on back panel toward bottom of the wrap, price clipped, other minor edge-wear, protected in mylar cover; Boards strong, clean minimal bumping to corners; inside front end paper has prior owner's name and date in ink; minor pencil markings (erasable) on a few pages, otherwise textblock clean; pp, 415+.
Helsinki: John Nurrminen Foundation, 1995. Quarto; pp 287; VG-/VG-; blue spine with white text; dust jacket shows slight sunning to exterior; minor chipping to edges; closed tear to front tail edge, as is; mylar wraps; cloth has lightly toned exterior edges; some rubbing wear to edges; lightly sunned exterior; strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; profusely illustrated; interior clean; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Scribner & Welford, 1889. Second Edition. Octavo; pp 455; G-; sun faded blue spine with gilt text; full title: The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka and New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu, and Various Island of the Malay Archipelago; cloth has slight sunning to spine; moderate rubbing to exterior, heavy wear to edges and corners, small tear to front fore edge; darkening to exterior edges, shaken spine, cracking to hinges, slight foxing to first and last few pages, interior clean; maps included;.
Vermilion, Ohio: Great Lakes Historical Society, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, viii, 229 pages; VG-/VG; spine blue with black lettering; dust jacket protected in mylar covering, price uncut; interior has red underlining beneath all 32 passenger vessel ship names in the Ship Histories section; shelved Nautical.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1940. First Edition. Octavo, 151 pages; VG/VG; spine is beige with black lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$2.00', has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has a small closed tear on the bottom of the front cover; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have minor dust build up along the top edge; shelved Nautical.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1946. First Edition. Octavo; pp 222; G-/Fair; navy blue/blue pictorial spine with ivory text; dust jacket has noticeable chips to edges; some foxing to exterior; rubbing to joints; flaps adhered to pastedowns; cloth has modest wear to exterior; minor rubbing to corners; text block has slightly age toned exterior edges; deckled fore edge; previous bookshop's stamp to front pastedown; interior clean;.
Mystic, Connecticut: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1991. First Edition. 8vo., 198pp.; VG/VG-; spine blue/green and white with white and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; dust jacket has some mild shelfwear, including wear to head and tail of spine, small crease on front board upper fore corners, wear to corners; inscription on ffep; text block clean; this is a catalogue of "every known and recorded scrimshaw artists through the early 20th century, together with all known biographical facts about them and all attributed works."; shelved naval history or art reference.
Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 1990. Reprinted. Octavo; VG-/G; beige spines with black and red, green and blue text; 3 volumes: vol. 1, The Blockaders, pp 483; vol. 2, The River War, pp 490; vol. 3, The Final Effort, pp 456; dust jackets show slight soiling to exteriors; mylar wraps; cloths have 1/4 bound blue spines with beige boards; gilt, white and red text to spines; lightly sunned spines; silver embossed illustration to front boards; text blocks show slight shelf wear to exterior edges; very light foxing to exterior edges; illustrated map endpapers; interiors clean; illustrated with some photographs.
Boston: I.R. Butts, 1858. Third edition. 12mo; Fair-/no-DJ; Brown spine w/o text; Boards have rubbed, worn and scratched exterior panels, spine is torn with 1 inch missing from head & tail edges, panels are cracking from gutters along spine; Text block has darkened from age with stiff pages, light pencil on ffep, and foxing on first & last few pages; pp 98.
London: Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, 1899. First Edition. 10mo; pp 351; G-/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; cloth has slight soiling to exterior; mild edge wear; intact panels; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; frontispiece with tissue; interior clean; cracked front gutter; slightly cocked spine; previous owner's name to verso of ffep; profusely illustrated;.
London: Conway, 2003. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, blue with red print; DJ has slight edgewear but is clean and bright; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the half-title page; x, 310 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (some color). BL consignment.
Piermont, NY: Pier Books, Inc./ Dupont Communications, 2007. First Edition. Oblong Quarto; pp 215; VG-/VG-; dark blue spine with yellow text; dust jacket shows slight wear to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; cloth has lightly sunned exterior; slight bowing to boards; text blocks show little wear to exterior edges; profusely illustrated with color photographs; interior clean.
Paris: Duchartre, 1930. first. large quarto rebound in fine brown leatherette with moire; VG; embossed spine with burgundt sticker and gold letters; original illustrated cover faded; glossy paper faded and clean; numerous black and white illustrations throughout; app. 300 pages each volume; contain history from Antiquity to 1930s including some exotic boats worldwide; these volumes are in FRENCH; shelved in room 12.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1939. First Trade Edition. Octavo; pp 274; G/no-DJ; green spine with gilt text; cloth has minor fraying to spine edges; moderate soiling to exterior; sturdy boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; profusely illustrated; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921. First Edition. 8vo., 400pp.; VG; spine blue cloth with white lettering; general shelfwear and bumping; wrapped in a mylar covering; endpapers maps; interior clean; contains 58 illustrations, including frontispiece with tissue guard; shelved naval history or new england.
Wellsville, NY: Nautical Research Guild, Inc. Periodicals; trim size 8.5" x 11"; 22 issues, covering the period Fall 1970 through Spring 2005; all in very good condition; variously illustrated in color/black-and-white. This offer includes the following individual issues: Fall, 1970; April, 1974; Dec, 1990; Mar and Jun, 1991; Dec, 1992; Dec, 1993; Mar, 1994; Dec, 1996; Mar, Jun, Sep and Dec, 1997; Jun, 1998; Jun, 1999; Jun and Dec, 2000; Mar and Sep, 2001; Spring and Summer, 2004; and finally, Spring, 2005, for a total of 22 issues, herein offered as a set.
New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1984. First Edition. Octavo; pp 271; VG-/G; black spine with red and peach text; dust jacket shows slight rubbing wear to exterior; small chip to fore head edge; some other rubbing to edges; cloth has light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior; illustrated endpapers; illustrated; interior clean.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899. Octavo; pp 144; Fair/no-DJ; blue spine with gilt text; cloth has slight soiling to exterior; slight darkening to spine; fraying to spine edges; light rubbing to edges; sturdy boards; text block shows light age toning to exterior edges; cracking to gutters; maps at rear pastedown; ex-library with markings inside; frontispiece; profusely illustrated.
n.p. Truro Bi-Centennial Committee, 1976. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 580; VG-; dark brown spine with gilt text; originally published in 1883 by D. Lothrop and Company in Boston, this reprint is from 1976; cloth has very slight shelf wear, clean and strong boards; text block has ivory toned exterior edges, light soiling to edges of first few pages, slight writing to ffep; interior clean;.
London and New York: Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited, 1977. Large Octavo; pp 840; G/no-DJ; navy spine with gilt text; cloth shows light soiling to exterior; slight sunning to spine; strong boards; text block has some foxing to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; illustrated; interior clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.