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1 Abell, Sir Westcott Shipwright's Trade, The

Jamaica NY: Caravan Book Service [1948] 1962, reprint edition. Abell provides a detailed account of the way in which men learned to build ships, first of wood, then of iron, and later, of steel. Dust jacket chipped at corners, 8vo in green cloth, 53 text figures, 19 plates, index, 219pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/Good. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 ABS Steel Vessels for Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways 1980

New York: American Bureau of Shipping 1980. Includes rules for building and classing vessels fir service on rivers and intracoastal waterways. No dust jacket issued, 4to in black cloth with gilt titles and ABS logo on front board, index, c300 chapter numbered pages, owner's name on front endpaper o/w contents clean and tight with no marks, Fine/-. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Anderson, Romola & R.C. Sailing Ship, The

New York: Bonanza Books [1963] undated reprint of Norton original. One of the best compact accounts of the development of the sailing ship in both northern and southern Europe, their blending in the 15th century, and their evolution thereafter. No dust jacket, 8vo in gray cloth, 20 b&w plates, 134 text figures, index, 212pp, front board spotted, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good+/-. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Attwood, Edward L. Theoretical Naval Architecture

London: Longmans, Green and Company [1899] 1931, revised edition. A calculation reference for students and draughtsmen engaged in shipbuilders' and naval architects' drawing offices, as well as a textbook for those preparing for various examinations in this subject. No dust jacket, 12mo in blue cloth, 150 text figures, 6 foldout plates in rear, 2 appendices, index, 526pp, boards heavily frayed, spine detached and absent though binding intact, overall Poor though an entirely serviceable reading copy. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Barry Tate House: Crown of the Maine Mast Trade

Portland ME: National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maine 1982, 1st. History of George Tate, his home, and the colonial trade in masts and spars. SOFT cover, 6x9, 116pp, 13 b&w plates, no marks, as new, Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Brady, William Kedge-Anchor, The

New York: William Brady 1857 [2003] facsimile reprint of the 9th improved and enlarged edition. Subtitle: Young Sailors' Assistant, appertaining to the practical evolutions of modern seamanship, rigging, knotting, splicing, blocks, purchases, running-rigging, and other miscellaneous matters applicable to ships of war and others, illustrated with 70 engravings; also, tables of rigging, spars, sails, blocks, canvass, cordage, chain and hemp cables, hawsers relative to every class of vessels. Everything one needs to know about handling, maintaining and repairing a full-rigged ship is contained in this extraordinarily complete and authoritative encyclopedia of the maritime arts, compiled by a sailing master of the US Navy. No dust jacket, tall 8vo in navy cloth, illustrated throughout with drawings, 400pp, new, Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Brewington, Marion Chesapeake Bay Bugeyes

Newport News VA: The Mariners' Museum, Publication No. 8, 1941. In this companion piece to his monograph on log canoes, Brewington describes the development, construction, and lines of the two-masted dredge-boats known as bugeyes. No dust jacket, small 4to half-bound in black cloth and green paper, gilt embossed seal on front board, 49 illustrations, 21 foldout plates with lines and sail plans of 13 vessels, 5 appendices, notes, bibliography, index, 116pp, lower corners frayed, binding loosening but intact, owner's name of front endpaper o/w contents clean with no marks, a Fair copy of a classic text on vessels constructed with log bottoms. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Chapelle, Howard I. Baltimore Clipper, The

Salem MA: The Marine Research Society, Publication No. 22, 1930, 1st trade edition. Chapelle provides a definitive description of the origin and development of this purely American type of swift sailer, the rakish topsail schooner. No dust jacket, 4to in blue pebbled cloth, rag paper, 36 plates, 48 plans, index, 192pp, name of previous owner (noted artist George Allen Pierce) in several places, o/w no marks, clean and tight, light shelf-wear, a rather good copy of a maritime classic. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Chryssostomidis Automation in the Design...of Large Marine Systems

New York: Hemisphere Publishing Company 1990. Full title: Automation in the Design and Manufacture of Large Marine Systems. Proceedings of the 16th annual MIT Sea Grant College Program Lecture and Seminar, with 11 papers and an index. No dust jacket, beige cloth very slightly rubbed, 8vo, 298pp, near Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Drago, Harry S. Steamboaters, The

New York: Bramhall House 1967, 1st printing. The history of steamboats from the early side-wheelers to the big packets. Dust jacket chipped along edges, 8vo in red cloth, 16 b&w illustrations, end-notes, bibliography, index, 269pp, Very Good/Fair. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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11 Gillmer, Thomas C. Chesapeake Bay Sloops

St. Michaels MD: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum 1982. A monograph on these small, shallow, open vessels both in general and the specific type evolved in the Chesapeake Bay. SOFT cover, 8vo saddle-stitched, b&w photos and line drawings, vessel lines, 56pp, no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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12 Goodier, J. Norman Structural Mechanics

New York: Pergamon Press 1960. Goodier and co-editor Nicholas J. Hoff present 18 papers, the proceedings of the first symposium on naval structural mechanics, held at Stanford University in August of 1958. No dust jacket, 8vo in maroon cloth, titles gilt-stamped on front board, numerous illustrations, 594pp, slight discoloration to boards, contents clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Greenhill, Basil Archaeology of the Boat

Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press 1976, 1st US edition. Greenhill, director of the Britain's National Maritime Museum, presents a new introductory study bringing together the existing knowledge on the development of the world's boats, including the four main roots: the raft, the skin boat, the bark boat, and the dugout. Dust jacket, 4to in green cloth, profusely illustrated with photos and drawings, bibliography, glossary, index, 320pp, owner's name on front endpaper o/w clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/near Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Hill Shipshape and Bristol Fashion

Liverpool: The Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph 1951. The 250 years of the Charles Hill & Sons shipbuilding company. No dust jacket, blue cloth frayed at corners, no marks, clean and tight, Good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 Kelly, Richard Carolina Watermen, The

Winston-Salem NC: John F. Blair 1993. Richard and Barbara Kelley tell the story of the 'bug hunters' (shrimp fishermen) of North Carolina and the boatbuilders who constructed their workboats. SOFT cover, 8vo, b&w photos, appendices, index, 182pp, as new, Fine. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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16 King, Cecil His Majesty's Ships and Their Forebears

London: The Studio Publications, 1940. An overview of the Royal Navy through the years. No dust jacket, small 4to, map endpapers, 56 plates, vessel list, index, 328pp, some shelf-wear, frayed at corners, tight with no marks, Fair/-. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 King, Cecil His Majesty's Ships and Their Forebears

London: The Studio Publications, 1940. An overview of the Royal Navy through the years. No dust jacket, small 4to, map endpapers, 56 plates, vessel list, index, 328pp, some shelf-wear, clean and tight with no marks, Good/-. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 King, R. W. Naval Engineering and American Sea Power

Baltimore: Nautical and Aviation Publishing Company of America 1989. Rear Admiral King presents fifteen distinguished authors who describe the history of American naval engineering, from steam engines to nuclear power. Dust jacket, large 8vo in black faux leather with gilt lettering, over 100 line drawings and photos, bibliography, chronology, index, 487pp, as new, Fine/Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 La Grange, Jacques Clipper Ships of America and Great Britain, 1833-1869

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons 1936, 1st edition. The text provides a panorama of US and UK shipping, spotlighting over 40 crack clippers, illustrated with 37 six-color woodblock engravings printed under supervision of the artist Jacques La Grange. Dust jacket spine sunned and a few chips, 4to in beige cloth with compass rose design on front board, record passages illustrated on endpapers, illustrated, extensive appendix on the architecture of clipper ships, another on setting of sails by the wind, index, 381pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/Very Good. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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20 Lavery, Brian Deane's Doctrine of Naval Architecture, 1670

London: Conway Maritime Press 1981. Edited and introduced by Brian Lavery, Sir Anthony Deane's 'Doctrine' is one of the most important texts in the history of naval architecture; it is here published in its entirety for the first time. Dust jacket, tall 4to in navy cloth, illustrated with drawings and diagrams, appendix, 128pp, owner's bookplate, contents as new, near Fine/Fine. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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