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1 Baldwin, Hanson W. Sea Fights and Shipwrecks

Garden City NY: Hanover House, 1955. Eighteen true tales of the seven seas, in war and peace, across a century and a half of nautical history from 1816 to 1945. Dust jacket chipped at corners, 8vo in beige cloth, illustrated with maps, 315pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/Fair. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Beck, Emily M. Sailor Historian: The Best of Samuel Eliot Morison

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1977, 1st printing. Editor Emily Morison Beck presents a selection of the noted historian's best writings, representing the scope and depth and vigor of his work, with introductory notes by the author. Dust jacket, 8vo in navy cloth, reflections on style by David McCord, foreword by Walter Muir Whitehill, 431pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/near Fine. 
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3 Beck, Emily M. Sailor Historian: The Best of Samuel Eliot Morison

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company [1977] 1989, 1st printing thus. Editor Emily Morison Beck presents a selection of the noted historian's best writings, representing the scope and depth and vigor of his work, with introductory notes by the author. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, reflections on style by David McCord, foreword by Walter Muir Whitehill, 431pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Brown, Joseph E. Lure of the Sea

San Diego: Harvest Original/Harcourt Brace & Company, the Wilderness Experience series 1996, 1st edition. Brown, a naturalist and sailor, presents an spirited collection of writings about man's admiration, fear and fascination about the sea, illustrated by spectacular color photographs. SOFT cover, 4to, 59 full-color photographs on coated paper, 99pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
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5 Cook Sea Adventures

New York: St. Martin's Press 1975, 1st US edition. True stories of the sea, in peace and war: pirates, wreckers, mysteries, explorers, and smugglers. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, red cloth, no marks, clean and tight, Very Good. 
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6 Coote, John O. Norton Book of the Sea, The

New York: W. W. Norton and Company 1989, 1st printing. A wondrous collection of maritime literature--selected, arranged, and commented on so that it becomes an intimate history of man's relationship with the sea, with an introduction by Hammond Innes. Dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, index, 406pp, as new, Fine. 
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7 Coote, John O. Norton Book of the Sea, The

New York: W. W. Norton and Company 1989, 1st edition. A wondrous collection of maritime literature--selected, arranged, and commented on so that it becomes an intimate history of man's relationship with the sea; introduction by Hammond Innes. Dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, index, 406pp, as new, Fine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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8 Coote, John O. Norton Book of the Sea, The: Volume II

New York: W. W. Norton and Company 1989. In a sequel to his previous volume, the Royal Navy submarine captain and hilarious raconteur presents a collection of fictional tales of the sea in various categories: the sea, captains and crews, the dark side, the lighter side, ships in peacetime, ships at war, navigation, and sweethearts and wives. Dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, index, 332pp, as new, Fine. 
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9 Dodge Thirty Years of the American Neptune

Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press 1972. Twenty-three enthralling accounts of ships, sea lore, and Americana selected by Ernest K. Dodge from the pages of the illustrious journal of maritime history. Dust jacket with several small snags, large 8vo in blue cloth, 300pp, Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Ellms, Charles Pirates, The

Salem MA: Marine Research Society, Publication No. 4, 1924. Sub-titled, 'Authentic Narratives of the lives, exploits, and executions of the celebrated sea robbers, a compilation of tales originally published anonymously in 1837 and here reprinted with additional illustrations by MRS. No dust jacket, small 8vo in black cloth, decorative endpapers, very light shelf-wear, contents clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
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11 French Sagas of the Seas: By American Writers

New York: The Dial Press 1924, 1st. Tales of the sea, fictional and otherwise, from Pilgrims to Poe. No dust jacket, green cloth slightly sunned spine, no marks, edges spotted but no foxing, for age Very Good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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12 Gowdey, David Before the Wind

Camden ME: International Marine [1992] 1994, 1st printing thus. Gowdey presents 25 true stories by various sea writers--with words of wisdom, humor, practical advice, and ripping yarns. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, 282pp, bookplate on half-title, as new, Fine. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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13 Gray, Charles W. Deep Waters: An Anthology

New York: Henry Holt and Company 1928, 1st printing. Gray presents 17 classic tales of the sea by Masefield, Conrad, Robertson, and more. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, 397pp, both hinges split and tape mended, nice reading copy, Poor. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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14 Haine, Edgar A. Disaster at Sea

East Brunswick NJ: Cornwall Books 1983. Misfortunes at sea during the period 1850 to 1921. No dust jacket, 4to in navy cloth, b&w illustrations throughout, bibliography, statistical tables, index, 210pp, no marks, near Fine. 
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15 Haine, Edgar A. Disaster at Sea

East Brunswick NJ: Cornwall Books 1983. A chronicle of misfortunes at sea during the period 1850 to 1921. Dust jacket with a few slight tears, 4to in navy cloth, b&w illustrations throughout, bibliography, statistical tables, index, 210pp, no marks, near Fine. 
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16 Heckman, Richard Yankees Under Sail

Dublin NH: Yankee, Inc. 1968, 1st edition. A collection of the best sea stories from Yankee Magazine, designed by Austin N. Stevens, with rare photographs taken during the age of sail. Dust jacket wrinkled along top edge and small hole in rear cover, tall 4to in blue denim with gilt vignette on front cover, with over 250 engravings, maps and rare photographs, index, 254pp, clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Hunter, William J. Challenge: A Professional Anthology

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press 1970. Twenty-one selections from a variety of sources designed to illustrate, for Naval Academy midshipmen, the concept of professionalism. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth with plate pasted down on front board, 385pp, corners slightly bumped, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
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18 Jones, Tristan Yarns

Dobbs Ferry: Sheridan House, Inc. [1983] 1990, 1st printing thus. The intrepid Welsh sailor and adventurer here turns to story-telling, with 19 tales of the sea. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, maps, 272pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
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19 Ley, Willy Another Look at Atlantis

New York: Bell Publishing Company 1969. The popular science writer takes another look at the lost continent question--and includes 15 other essays. Dust jacket, 8vo in navy faux leather, illustrated with text drawings, 229pp, previous owner's name on title o/w no marks, clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Long Ocean Sciences

Annapolis: USNI Press 1965, 2nd printing. A roundtable discussion of the many highly individual but closely related sciences which contribute to overall knowledge of the basic subject -- the oceans, their physical properties, and how to utilize them. No dust jacket (none issued?), tall 8vo in white faux leather, pictorial front board, appendices, glossary, bibliography, index, 304pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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