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1 Abranson, Erik Ships of the High Seas

New York: Crescent Books 1976. Abranson selects 19 ships to illustrate the history and development of deep-water vessels. No dust jacket, 4to in blue cloth, pictorial endpapers, 20 color paintings by Edward Mortelmans, index, 124pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2 ABS Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels: 1941

New York: American Bureau of Shipping 1941. The ABS presents rules for constructing and classifying vessels, their machinery, and materials, with list of officers, committees, and surveyors. No dust jacket, 4to in royal blue cloth with gilt titles and ABS logo on front board, charts and tables, index, 315pp, stamped U.S. Maritime Commission but no ex-library markings, clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 ABS Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels: 1960

New York: American Bureau of Shipping 1960. The ABS presents rules for constructing and classifying vessels, their machinery, and materials, with list of officers, committees, and surveyors. No dust jacket, 4to in blue cloth with gilt titles and ABS logo on front board, charts and tables, index, 426pp, EX-LIBRARY small stamp on front endpaper and notation on front board, label removed neatly from rear, despite these minor markings contents are clean and tight, overall Good+. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Ansel, Willits D. Restoration of the Smack Emma C. Berry

Mystic CT: Mystic Historical Association 1973. Ansel presents a detailed first-hand account of the operations and rationale used in restoring the Emma C. Berry. SOFT cover, oblong 8vo (9x8), line drawings, 3 foldout plans and lines, 94pp, spine and portion of front board sunned, owner's name on half-title o/w no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Archibald, E. H. H. Fighting Ship of the Royal Navy: 897-1984

New York: Military Press [1968/1971] 1987, 2nd revised edition. A one-volume edition of Archibald's two award-winning books on the history of the Royal Navy: 'Wooden Fighting Ships in the Royal Navy 879-1860' and 'Metal Fighting Ships in the Royal Navy 1860-1970.' Dust jacket, small folio in blue cloth, 110 full-color and 400 two-color illustrations, appendices with flags and pennants, bibliography, index, 416pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/Very Good. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 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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7 Baader Sailing Yacht, The

New York: W. W. Norton and Company 1979, 2nd edition, 1st printing. A comprehensive treatise on yachts and yachting history and design, Dust jacket slightly chipped at corners, large 4to in green vinyl, 275 diagrams and line drawings, 91 photos, index, 392pp, Very Good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 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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9 Beiser, Arthur Proper Yacht, The (2nd)

Camden ME: International Marine Publishing Company 1978, 2nd edition. A discussion of design considerations in yacht design, with 58 proper yachts of all sizes and descriptions described in detail and illustrated in plans, cabin layouts, and action photographs. Dust jacket chipped and torn but intact, 8to in ochre cloth, illustrated throughout, index, 364pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Beiser, Arthur Proper Yacht, The (2nd)

Camden ME: International Marine Publishing Company 1978, 2nd edition. A discussion of design considerations in yacht design, with 58 proper yachts of all sizes and descriptions described in detail and illustrated in plans, cabin layouts, and action photographs. Dust jacket, 8to in ochre cloth, illustrated throughout, index, 364pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/Very Good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Benford, Jay Small Ships

St. Michaels MD: Tiller Publishing [1990] 2002, 5th edition. A substantial collection of working vessels and workboat heritage yacht designs from the boards of the Benford Design Group, with lines, layouts and many photos. SOFT cover, 4to, illustrated throughout, 8pp in full color, index, 359pp, no marks, as new, Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Biddlecombe, George Art of Rigging, The

Salem MA: Marine Research Society 1925. Containing an explanation of term and phrases and the progressive method of rigging expressly adapted for sailing ships. No dust jacket, blue cloth, no marks, clean and tight, near Fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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13 Biddlecombe, George Art of Rigging, The

New York: Edward W. Sweetman 1974 reprint, 2nd printing thus. Subtitled: containing an explanation of terms and phrases and the progressive method of rigging expressly adapted for sailing ships, with quantities and dimensions of the standing and running rigging for various types of vessels. No dust jacket, 8vo in brown buckram, 17 plates, 30 charts, no marks, contents as new, Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Bobrow, Jill World's Most Extraordinary Yachts, The

Stockbridge MA: Concepts Plus 1986, 1st US edition. Smashing color photographs by Dana Jinkins of the world's great yachts with special attention to the richness of the interiors, with notes by Jill Bobrow. No dust jacket, large square 4to in deep red cloth with bright gilt title on front board, pictorial endpapers, accommodation plans and photos throughout, 223pp, a few small lights spots on rear cover, contents clean and tight with no marks, Very Good+/-. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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15 Bowen, Frank C. From Carrack to Clipper

London: Halton and Truscott Smith 1927. A survey of the various types of sailing vessels, as exemplified by notable ship models, with numerous plates, some in full color. No dust jacket, 4to in blue cloth, illustrated with 66 b&w plates, heavy stock, a few pages of index and adverts foxed, all plats clear, 66pp of text, spine sunned, overall Fair/-. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 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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17 Bray, Maynard Mystic Seaport Museum Watercraft

Mystic CT: Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. 1979, 1st edition. A unique compilation of the largest watercraft collection in the United States, arranged in four categories according to power source. No dust jacket, square 4to in green cloth, complete descriptions of the 220 vessels, 434 illustrations, selected plans, reading lists, index, 296pp, owner's embossing and date on front endpaper o/w no marks, clean and tight, Very Good/-. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 Brewington, Marion V. Shipcarvers of North America

Mineola NY: Dover Publishing Company [1962] 1972 facsimile reprint. The development of the art through its many practitioners in the US and Canada, including a geographical listing of all known shipcarvers. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, 134 illustrations all clear and sharp, bibliography, list of American shipcarvers, index, 173pp, near Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Brown, Alexander C. Twin Ships: The Use Multiple Hulled Vessels

Newport News VA: The Mariners' Museum, Publication No. 5, 1939. Brown presents notes on the chronological history of the use of multiple hills. SOFT cover, 8vo saddle-stitched, 3 b&w text figures, end-notes, addenda, 90pp, no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Budd, Rhonda Sailing Boats of the World: A Guide to Classes

Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall 1974, 1st US edition. The classic reference work with over a thousand sailboats of all classes: dinghies, racers, and cruisers, with an index. Dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth with titles silver-stamped, line drawings throughout, contents clean and tight, index, 1237pp, near Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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