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New York: Random House, 1940. Limited edition 106/250, First edition. Octavo, 375 pages. In Good minus condition with a Good slipcase. Slipcase in black cloth, light shelf wear. Spine is blue with gold print. Boards in blue cloth, beveled edges. Text block has gilt top edge, light spotting to edges, foxing within. Illustrated with sepia frontispiece and plates. Signed in ink by the author on the limited edition page.
Berkeley: Howell North Books, 1971. First US Edition. Octavo, 304 pages. In Very Good minus condition with a Good plus dust jacket. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering. Spine pictorial green and gray with black lettering. Mild age toning exteriorly with slight soiling to the rear, minor chips to the edges and ex-library sticker to lower spine. Boards have slight tilt to the spine with extremely light wear exteriorly. Text block has slight age toning to the edges and slight darkish marks to the hinges. Pictorial end papers. Previous owner's name to the front end paper. Frontispiece. Two tiny chips to head edge to the title page. Small ex-library marking to the copyright page. Illustrated. First US Edition.
Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1973. Second Edition. Octavo, 204 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good minus dust jacket. Spine white with black lettering. Dust jacket protected in mylar covering. Minor shelfwear. Chipping along edges of dust jacket. Closed tear to top edge of rear cover, about one inch and a half in length. Features photographs throughout. Inscribed flat by Jacques-Yves Cousteau on content page. Includes typed letter signed (TLS) from Cousteau to William Littlewood. EL consignment. Shelved in Case 10.
CAMBRIDGE: THE BELKNAP PRESS OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1959. First Edition. Octavo,148 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Boards show light scuffing, minor fraying to corners. Slight sunning to spine and mild wear to headband and tailband. Text block has modest age-toning to edges along with a sticker from ex-library on pastedown.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. First edition. Quarto, xxvii, 592 pages. In Good minus condition with a Good minus slipcase. Slipcase in green paper with cream print on blue banners, toning to fore edge, tears to corners of fore edge. Spine is green with gold print. Boards in green cloth with blind stamped title. Light wear to spine caps, toning to spine. Text block has spotting to edges, tanning to endpapers, elaborate owner stamp on front endpapers. “118 illustrations, original photogravures, color plates, half tones, and reproductions of pen and ink drawings”—title page. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #1-2.
London: Chatto and Windus, 1929. Second Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 311 pages. In Good condition. Bound in blue cloth with gilt text on spine. Boards have rubbing and bumping to corners and library sticker on spine. Textblock has light age toning, bookplate on front pastedown, and sticker on rear pastedown. Signed by author on front endpaper. Ex-Library.
New York and London: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1906. First American Edition. Octavo, 328 pages. In Good condition. Spine pictorial sea blue with yellow lettering. Boards have slight tilt to the spine with mild wear exteriorly, slight rubbing wear to the joints and head/tail edges. Pictorial front colored in yellow, gray and gilt. Text block has moderate age toning to the edges with foxing sprinkled slightly throughout interiorly. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown with slight offsetting to the end papers and former owner's information to the front free end paper. Cracking to the gutter at the title page, pages fifty eight to fifty nine, one hundred fifty four to one hundred fifty five and two hundred fifty to two hundred fifty one. First American Edition.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1929. First Edition. Octavo, 324 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Bound in blue cloth with gilt text on spine and front cover. Boards have rubbing to corners and spine edges, mild edge wear and shelf wear, and slight cocking to spine. Textblock has light age toning. S.
Xlibris, 2005. Octavo, xxxi, 237 pages. In Fair plus condition with a Good dust jacket. Spine is white with red print. Dust jacket has slight edge wear. Boards in black cloth. Text block has owner label on front pastedown, underlining and marginal notation in ink throughout. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Inscribed in ink by the author on the half-title page.
New York: Random House, 1939. Limited edition, 1000 copies. Quarto, 39 pages + 28 leaves of plates. In Good condition with a Poor dust jacket. Book spine is cream with gold print on brown banner, raised bands. Dust jacket in plain grey paper without print, front and rear are separated, paper is brittle, chipping toned with large portion of spine torn away. Boards quarter bound with cream leather to spine and marbled cloth to boards. Wear to spine caps and corners, blemishes to leather, slight warping. Text block has light spotting to edges and endpapers. Illustrated with 28 color plates. “One thousand copies printed at the Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1939”— copyright page. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
New York: The Viking Press, 1951. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 282 pages. In Good condition. Bound in brown cloth with yellow text. Boards have light sunning to spine, rubbing and bumping to corners exposing boards, and mild edgewear and shelfwear. Binding somewhat loose. Textblock has library stamp on both pastedowns and glue staining on rear pastedown. "Published by the Viking Press in September 1951" on copyright page. Ex-Library. Shelved Case 13.
London and New York: Elsevier Applied Science, 1990. Fourth Edition. Octavo, x, 627 pages. In Good plus condition. White spine with green lettering. Boards show moderate plus soiling with mild color offsetting, mildly cocked spine, slight bumping to tail fore corners and distributor's sticker to the front. Text block has slight finger marks to the edges. Illustrated. Fourth Edition.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1893. Octavo, Two volumes. In Fair condition. Spine is blue with gold print. Boards in blue cloth with gilt illustration. Wear to spine caps and corners, mottled blemishing, shelf wear. Text blocks have gilt top edge, stain from missing bookplate on front paste-downs, name in ink on front endpapers, cracked hinges, intermittent spine breaks, occasional page smudge in first volume, marginal notation in second volume page 45, penciled doodle to second volume endpapers. Illustrated with b&w plates (maps and battle plans). CONTENTS: Vol. 1. Chapters I-XI (xx, 380 pages) — Vol. 2. Chapters XII-XIX (xvii, 428 pages). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates]. NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #5.
New York: St. Martins Press, 1987. First Edition. Octavo, ix, 246 pages. In Very Good condition, with a Very Good dust jacket. Dust jacket spine is white with blue lettering. Light discoloration to top edges of dust jacket. Light discoloration to front pastedown and front free end paper. RWO Consignment.
New York: The Grolier Club, 1942. First Editon, First Printing. Large Octavo, xi, 156 pages. In Good plus condition. Spine is blue. Boards show sunning to head and tail edge of front and back boards. Boards show minor scratching to front and back boards, minor tear at hinge of front board. Textblock shows foxing spot on fore edge, minor foxing spots on tail edge, and age toning. RWO Consignment.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917. Large Paper Edition: #515/550. Octavo, xxxi, 278 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good minus brown dust jacket, and housed in a Very Good minus brown slip case. Spine printed with black text. Dust jacket folded along upper and lower edges, apparently as issued. Mild shelfwear. Closed tear along spine of dust jacket. Last quarter of textblock uncut. Tanning to pastedowns and endpapers. Features illustrations and photographs throughout. Some chipping and separation along top edge of slip case. Shelved in Case 9.
Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1988. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 580 pages. In Good plus condition. Spine is red with gilt lettering. Boards show minor rubbing on tail, fore edge of front board and minor scratch on center of front board. Boards show bumping on fore, head edge corners of front and back boards, bumping on tail. Binding is slightly loose. Textblock shows mild foxing spots on head edge and fore edge, minor foxing spots on tail edge. RWO Consignment.
London: Richardson Brothers, 1854. Twelfth Edition. Octavo, unpaginated. In Very Good minus condition. Bound in later half brown leather with green cloth boards. Paneled spine with black label and gilt lettering. Slight cracking to upper edge of front hinge and weakening beginning. Discoloration to entirety of front cloth and part of rear cloth. With all six chromolithographic plates. Plates 1-4 bound before the title page with the first three as one folding page, plate 5 as a double-page "Maritime Merchant Flags of all Nations," with tissue guard between them. Despite its popularity, none of the editions of the Code are common. ZG consignment; shelved case 9.
London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1889. Octavo, 143 pages. In Good plus condition. Bound in green cloth with gilt text. Boards have mild edgewear and shelfwear, sunning to spine, and bumping to corners. Textblock has age toning to pages, splitting to multiple gutters, foxing some pages, and peeling to front pastedown.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1922. Limited Edition, #352/377. Octavo, 337 pages. In Good plus condition. Three-quarter bound in black leather with blue cloth boards. Paneled spine with gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt ships in four, all compartments single-ruled. Mild shelfwear to head and tail of spine and edges of both boards. Top edge of textblock gilt. Mild bumping to fore edges of both boards. Minor separation at gutter of first pastedown and endpage. Limited edition signed flat by McFee on limitation page, #352/377. Shelved in Front Case.
London: Peter Davies, 1965. Reprinted. Octavo, xxvi, 510 pages. In Good plus condition. Scarce. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine with gilt illustration to front and spine. Lacking dust jacket. Mild wear and light rubbing to edges. Text block has head edge colored blue, fore and tail edges have slight age toning with few, sparse smudges. Pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece. Illustrated with black and white photographs, and with maps. First published in 1964, reprinted twice.
London: printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1773. Second Edition. Quartos, volumes one and three only. In Very Good condition. Bound in contemporary calf, later rebacking with new spine. Spine with gilt lettering and tooling. Some light wear and rubbing to bindings. Bookplate to front pastedowns. Volume three with water-stains to upper gutter on pages 49-76 and upper and lower gutter from page 360-end. With all plates and maps in the two volumes as called for. Some folding plates with small tears near gutter. PS consignment. Shelved case 9.
Barre: Barre Publishers, 1965. Octavo, xii, 281 pages. In Good condition with a Good dust jacket. Spine is yellow with white print. Dust jacket has slight edge wear, toning to spine. Price unclipped: “$7.50”. Boards in what cloth with gold print. Text block has spotting to edges, peripheral toning to endpapers. Illustrated with b&w plates.
Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, printer, 1856. First Edition. Quartos, 3 volumes. In Good Plus condition. Bound in publisher's embossed cloth and gilt lettering to spines. All volumes with slight fraying. Some water-staining to volumes two and three, primarily along the fore edges. Volume one sympathetically rebacked with spine preserved. Volume two with webbing visible at maps in rear. Volume three with spine toned to beige. All three volumes with a bookplate to the front pastedown. Volumes two and three with an ink name stamp to the front pastedown. Profusely illustrated with tinted, hand-colored, and black and white lithograph plates, folding maps and wood engravings. Volume I with all 90 lithographic plates, including the suppressed nude bathhouse plate opposite page 408 and 79 woodcuts in the text. Volume II with 79 woodcuts in the text, 18 engravings (12 hand-colored), 9 lithographs (6 hand-colored, 3 tinted), 16 engraved barometric charts, and 16 folding maps. Volume III with the 352 full page woodcut star charts and observations on the zodiacal light. RS consignment. Shelved above Judaism.
Paris: Collection Archeologie Navale Francaise, 1981. Quarto; 88 page booklet with pamphlet, blueprints and maps (most not numbered); VG, G+; Brown and white spine without a printed title; Dust jacket has curling of edges at top and a small tear on rear lower edge with gray mark and scratching to rear cover; Boards clean; Text blocks clean. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Case #4.
Baltimore: Baeton-Cotton Inc. Limited Edition. Octavo; 61 pages; VG-; Red spine without text; Boards mylar cover is torn on book back; Textblock has writing on front free endpaper (pen), as well title and dedication pages (pencil), with catalogue markings indicating it was a library book. Copy # 326 of 1,000 printed. ex-library.
Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1991. First Edition. Quarto; 832 pages; G+; Hardcover; Blue spine with gilt lettering; Full binding in royal blue cloth; Light edge wear, moderate shelf wear, tiny closed tear to joint and mild sunning to spine; Corners slightly bumped, head and tail have minor wear; Text block has light foxing on top and fore-edge with name of previous owner on front free endpaper.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1935. Octavo; 524 pages; VG-/G+; Orange spine with red text; Dustjacket protected by mylar covering, open tearing along spine edges, small open tears along edges of both covers and at corners, sunning to spine; Boards have mild edgewear and shelfwear; Textblock has slight age toning, slight writing in pen on front endpaper.
Paris: Administration de l'Univers Illustré. Quarto; Fair+; Hardcover; Spine, red with gold print; Boards in red cloth with gilt illustration, mitred edges, wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, slight smudging/shelfwear; Text block has gilt edges, intermittent spine breaks, light age-toning to paper, clean text; Text in French; viii, 325 pages, illustrated (24 color plates). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Boston, London, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1986. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; ivory white spine with red and blue text; first edition; dust jacket exterior shows mild wear; clear protective covering to jacket; head and tail edges taped to wrap; cloth exterior appears clean; good, solid binding; textblock exterior edges show minimal wear; interior clean; illustrated; pp 239.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1935-1938. 7 Volumes; Octavos; 654/624/657/676/675/671/596 pages; VG-; Bound in black cloth with gilt text; Covers have mild edgewear and shelfwear, Volume 1 has white marks on rear cover, Volume 3 has fraying along tail edge of spine, Volume 4 what white mark on front cover, Volume 7 has white marks on front cover, tearing/fraying to top corner of front cover; Textblocks have wear along tail edges; RWO.
Munchen: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1972. 10mo; VG-; dark blue spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has fairly slight wear; lightly sunned spine; good, solid binding; textblock exterior edges have mild toning; light foxing to endpapers; interior pages lightly toned; illustrated; pp 120; text in German.
Munchen: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1972. 10mo; G+; dark blue spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has fairly slight wear; lightly sunned spine; light, faint smudges to rear; good, solid binding; textblock exterior edges have some foxing; slight offsetting to endpapers; interior pages lightly toned; illustrated; pp 120; text in German.
Point Reyes CA: Komar Publishing, 1990. Quarto; VG-/G; black spine with white text; dust jacket exterior shows slight shelf; some rubbing to joints and fore edges; head and tail edges have slight wear; mildly toned flaps; cloth exterior shows minimal wear; good, solid binding; text block exterior edges have only light tone; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; profusely illustrated; pp 325.
Salem, MA: The Marine Research Society, 1930. Quarto; Hardcover w/ DJ; G+/No-DJ; Spine is Dark Blue with Gilt Lettering; Boards are strong, boards have slight rubbing, fraying to head of spine, ex-military library sticker to tail of spine; Textblock is clean and free of markings; Binding is strong; 193 pp.
Cambridge: Cornell Maritime Press, 1956. Octavo; G/Fair+; Ex-library; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, yellow with green print, call number label at bottom; DJ has edgewear with slight tears at spine ends and flap corners, slight puncture to rear hinge, 1-inch closed tear to front top edge, else clean and bright; Boards in blue cloth, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has penciled call number on copyright page, library marking on p. v, else clean and tight; x, 209 pages.
Barre MA: Barre Publishers, 1965. Second Printing. Octavo; VG-/G; dark yellow pictorial spine with beige and blue text; ex-library; second printing; dust jacket exterior shows modest wear; few scratches to exterior; some wear to edges with one or two chips; ex-library sticker to spine; white cloth exterior shows fairly mild wear; lightly sunned spine; straight boards; text block edges have slight toning; minor ex-library markings to dedication page; otherwise interior clean; illustrated; pp 281; inscribed by author.
CTT Correios, 1999. Octavo; G+; Hardcover; Spine, black with white print; Boards in black cloth with white and red print and illustrated pastedown on front, toning to spine, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Text in parallel Portuguese and English; 127 pages, illustrated (color) + 5 commemorative stamps affixed on verso of title page and numbered b&w proof tipped in at half-title page.
n.p. Flammarion, 1973. Octavo; G+/paperback; white spine with green and blue text; reprinted; modest wear to exterior covers; some rubbing wear to edges; text block exterior edges have slight tone; ex-library markings and labels inside; minor wear to front hinge; interior clean; illustrated; pp 250; text in French.
London: Conway Maritime Press, 1971. Octavo; First edition 1909, New impression 1971; VG/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, green with black print; DJ has slight edgewear, but is clean and bright; Boards in green cloth, clean and strong; Text block has green tinted top edge, green ribbon marker, clean and tight; xv, 403 pages.