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.
New York: International Yacht Publishing Co, 1894. Folio; Binding Copy; Entirely Disbound, with backstrip entirely gone and boards present; front board with most of the gilt yacht present, both boards with severe wear; text block with some tattering, tide-marks, staining; 42 half-tone portrait plates of club officers, many more smaller half-tone portraits in the text, and over 500 in-text wood-engraved illustrations throughout.; scarce; See all five images for details. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
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.
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: Little, Brown and Company, 1959. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 243 pages; VG/G; in dark green dust jacket, dark green spine with white titling; mild rubbing and wear, particularly to spine, including chips missing to head and tail of spine, small chips and tears; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.95'; Inscribed on the ffep by Joseph Mitchell, "To Rachel MacKenzie / with love / Joe Mitchell / November 11, 1974"; JM consignment;. Case 3.
New York: Burt Franklin, 1897. First American Edition. Folio, 208 pages/60 full page map illustrations; VG-; fully bound in blue cloth, spine and front cover have gilt lettering; binding has minor shelf wear along the top and bottom edges, spine has minor discoloration; binding has minor rubbing throughout, has minor bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have minor age toning with slight foxing on the fore edge, have minimal detachment in several locations; profusely illustrated; HC Consignment; shelved Front Table.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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: Horace Cox, 1908. First Edition. Octavo in dark green boards bearing gilt text on front board and spine; vi, table of contents, 172 pp; Good+ condition hardcover: minor shelfwear, edgewear, some bumping to head and tail of spine and corners of boards, some spotting/soiling to edges of boards, light touches of foxing primarily at endpapers and adjacent pages, fraying on front endpaper, gutter cracked at page 1, light age-toning to interior and edges of text block, previous bookseller's sticker affixed to rear paste-down. Includes several black-and-white illutrations, folding plates, all of which are clean. Text clean. Scarce. A first edition in good condition. [ [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016] Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
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.
London: John W. Parker, 1850. First Edition. Octavo, 219 pages; VG-; bound in full dark brown cloth, spine has faded gilt lettering; binding has moderate wear, with chipping and tearing at the top and bottom of the spine, has tearing along the sides of the spines, has bumping and fraying on the fore edge corners; pages have age toning, have several uncut pages, have a stamp on the title page and several stamps on the inside of the front cove; shelved Case 10.
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 9.
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.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1955. Folio, 58 plates; all pages housed in blue cloth binder, with gilt lettering on the spine and gilt tooling on the front cover; binding has minor wear, with slight bumping and minimal fraying at the top and bottom of the spine and on the fore edge corners, has slight bumping on one of the inner flaps; pages have minimal wear; shelved Case 8 1/2.
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.
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].
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.
New York: Anson D. F. Randoplh & Co., 1875. First Edition. Octavo, 208 pages; VG-; spine is red with gilt lettering; binding has minor shelf wear, with chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, has minor bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have minimal detachment from pages 22-23, have minor age toning; shelved case 9.
Sydney: Angus and Robertson Ltd, 1943. Eleventh Edition. Octavo; pp 649; G; burgundy spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has slight smudges to exterior; mild cocked spine; minor wear to edges; blind-stamped border to panels; text block edges show light toning to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated.
Boston, MA: J. M. Whittemore & Co., 1843. First Edition. Octavo, 305 pages; Fair; spine brown with gilt lettering and design; full binding of brown cloth with blind tooling; age and shelf wear to covers, age discoloration to all edges, head and foot bands missing, back hinge and joint loose, spine cocked, book cloth rippled on back cover, water damage to inside of covers and end papers, insect smashed on page xii, ownership stamps on inside of front cover and first end paper, light foxing, discoloration of last ten pages; math sums in pencil on last end paper; text block whole and pages otherwise clean.
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+.
London: T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 1924. Limited Edition (512/1000). Quarto, 84 pages/128 plates; VG; bound in full blue cloth, spine has gilt lettering, front cover has gilt lettering, tooling and rulers; binding has minor shelf wear at the top and bottom of the spine, has minor bumping on the fore edge corners, spine has minor discoloration and blotching, has minor wear and scuffing on the front and back covers; pages have gilt along the top edge, have minor age toning and occasional minor detachment; signed by the author on the limitation page; shelved.
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.
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.
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;.
London: Dent, 1962. Reprint of 1907 Edition; 12mo ; VG/VG-; Hardcovers with clear, mylar protective coverings; 8 volume set is in uniform condition; Mauve spines with pictures and black texts; Dust jackets have strong rubbing to the front and rear exteriors as well as considerable scratches; Boards have minor bumping to the corners and edges but volumes have solid binding; all volumes have an inscription of the previous owner to the front free end-papers; Vol.5 has a rusty brown stain to the bottom edge; Vol. 8 has notes in ink to the rear free end-paper otherwise text blocks are clean; 468p. (Vol.1); 461p. (Vol.2); 387p. (Vol.3); 386p. (Vol.4); 355p. (Vol.5); 360p.(Vol.6); 400p (Vol.7); 355p.(Vol.8) Oversized book.Additional shipping and handling needed for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping may not be available. Contact seller for details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1897. First Edition. Octavo; G- Hardcovers; Brown and gold spine with Gold text on Red and Brown spine label; Boards strong, moderate edgewear, some shelfwear, rubbing and bumping to corners, small open tears at head and tail edges of joints on both covers, wear to spine ridges, Volume 1 has open tear along head edge of spine, color fading along joints of both covers, Volume 2 has brown marks along spine, open tear along head edge of spine, rear board detached but present; Textblocks have age toning, small brown marks on many pages, otherwise clean; Volume 1 454 pp, Volume 2 427 pp Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
London and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1967. Octavo; pp 1647; G-/Fair; blue spine with navy text; odd volume; dust jacket shows slight staining to spine; few chips to edges; minor pencil to front flap; lightly sunned exterior; cloth has some spotting to exterior; strong boards; text block edges have age toned slightly; few brown spots to exterior fore edge; previous owner's name to ffep; frontispiece; map to rear pastedown.
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 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.
New Haven: Durrie and Peck, 1834. Octavo; Fair; Hardcover; Spine, brown, gold print faded away; Boards in brown leather, tattering to spine tail, wear to corners, hinges, and edges, scuffing/shelfwear, surface tears on rear, stray ink mark on rear; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, cracked hinges front and rear, light amount of ink notation throughout, penciled face on front endpapers, foxing, stains, tears to fore edge of some pages, group of dogeared pages; xii, 504 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (25 engravings, some color).