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.
London: B. Law and Son, 1791. Ninth Edition. Octavo, 296 pages,  leaves of tables and ads; G; bound in 3/4 rough black leather, black leather boards, remnants of old label in burgundy with gilt lettering; some foxing and age-toning, mild wear and staining to interior; shelved case 9.
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.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2012. 1912 Memorial Edition. 8vo, 320pp.; VG; bound in fine blue genuine leather with bright gilt spine title and gilt lettering and photo on front cover; housed in a VG blue cloth slipcase, front cover matches volume; gilt text block; silk ribbon; shelved case 7.
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1934. First Edition. Octavo in two volumes, 286/289 pages; both Very Good-; blue cloth with gilt lettering; rare; some shelf wear and bumping, binding tight, front free endpaper has 2" split along inside hinge from head edge, hinges secure, former owner's book plate on inside of half title page, scattered foxing throughout, particularly to title pages, index, and last pages of both volumes, else text block clean; includes 5 color illustrations and 51 coastline illustrations bound throughout text on gloss paper;.
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.
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1840. First edition. Small, thin octavo in beige hardcovers; VG; signs of shelf wear and soiling on boards with general fraying; strong binding; occasional foxing; age-toned paper with text in tight print; pp. 189; shelved in Case # 9.
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].
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.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000. quarto in cloth with DJ. VG+/VG+. Book contains numerous black and white illustrations. Binding is solid. Interior of book is like new. 208pp. Shelve on front table. DJ spine is light blue with dark blue text.
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;.
Auburn & Rochester: Alden & Beardsley, 1856. Octavo: G-/no-DJ hardback: Faded brown spine with faded gold text: Boards have significant shelfwear, discolorations, some damp stains, fraying/rubbing to edges, slight bumping in corners, binding in good condition and solid: Textblock is dyed red along exterior by publisher, some dust staining and soiling, some pages have small spots or larger liquid stains that do not impact readability, some darkening due to age: 517 pp.
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: Cambridge University Press, 1968. Large Octavo, x, 356 pages; VG/VG-; spine blue with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; mild rubbing and wear to dust jacket; interior clean; top edge of text block black; shelved Greek/Roman History.
London: Paul Elek (Scientific Books) Ltd., 1973. First UK edition. Octavo; pp 253; G/no-DJ; ivory spine with blue text; cloth has moderate rubbing to corners, some soiling to exterior, former bookshop's price sticker to rear, strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges, lightly stamped numbers to ffep; 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.
Arlington: Busby Associates, Inc., 1987. Octavo; VG+/no dust jacket; Navy spine with silver text; Boards show light scuffing, undamaged; Slight age toning on edge of text block, interior is clean and undamaged; 470pp.
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: 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.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 515 pages; VG/VG; Spine is black and red with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$30.00' has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, has a small speck of white paint on the spine, binding and pages clear; inscribed to Vicky Kennedy by the author on the publisher page; shelved Navy.
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.
Washington: Department of the Navy, 1899. Quarto; pp 67; G-/no-DJ; dark blue spine with gilt text; cloth has some moderate wear to exterior; rubbing to edges; strong boards; text block shows age toning to exterior edges; slight toning to interior edges; illustrated; slight smudges to some pages and offsetting; cracking to gutters.
Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1975. Octavo; VG-; Beige spine with gilt text to black panels; 3 volumes: Vol. I - 1847-1889, pp 718; Vol. II - 1890-1901, pp 745; Vol III - 1902-1914, pp 873; Beige slipcase shows slight shelf wear, strong and intact; cloths show slight wear to exteriors, slight sun fading to spines; text blocks show slight wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Paris: Payot, 1925. Octavo; pp 247; VG-/no-DJ; black spine with gilt text; rebound; cloth has slight wear to exterior, strong boards; text block shows age toning, some foxing to first few pages; interior clean; French text.
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.
Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 626 pages; VG-/VG-; Spine is brown with white lettering and a red insignia; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price cut, has moderate wear along the top and bottom edges, with mild chipping, several crease marks and a small closed tear at the top edge, front and back covers have discoloration and rubbing; binding has dust build up discoloration along the bottom edge; pages have brown coloring along the top edge; shelved extra tall books.
Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1971. First edition. Quarto; pp 626; G+/Fair; Brown spine with white text; dust jacket shows heavy fraying and chipping to edges, rubbing and scratches to exterior, price clipped front flap;cloth shows slight wear to exterior, slight rubbing to edges; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges, remainder mark to head edge; interior clean; Arts - Impressionist; Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1971. Quarto; pp 626; G/G; brown spine with ivory text; dust jacket shows slight rubbing to exterior; some chips to edges; light soiling to rear; price clipped front flap; mylar wraps; cloth shows moderate wear to exterior; tail edge shows soiling; strong boards; text block has some toning to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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.
Aldershot: Temple Smith, 1988. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; hardcover; navy blue spine, gild text; cover has general shelfwear, edgewear; text block clean, prev. owner's bookplate on front pastedown; xvi, 415pp, 462pp.