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1 Adamson, Hans C. Admiral Thunderbolt

Philadelphia: Chilton Company 1959, 1st edition. The spectacular career of Peter Wessel, Norway's greatest sea hero, who in 8 years of naval warfare, sailed, shot, and stormed his way from sea-cadet to vice admiral, 1711-1718. Dust jacket rubbed and price clipped, 8vo in green cloth, 6 b&w plates, 10 maps, index, 336pp, no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Albee, Parker B. Letters from the Sea, 1882-1901

Gardiner ME: Tilbury House, Publishers 2000, 1st edition. Joanna and Lincoln Colcord were born and raised aboard ship, the children of Captain Lincoln Alden Colcord and his wife, Jane Sweetser Colcord; Albee presents their journal letters to family members ashore, logbooks, and photographs. Dust jacket, 4to, b&w photographs, 192pp, new, Fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Allen, Gardner W. Papers of Francis Gregory Dallas, The

New York: Naval History society, Publications, Volume VIII, 1917. Edition LIMITED to 700 copies for members only, of which this is number 239. Allen presents the correspondence and journal, 1857-1859, of a naval officer who appears to have spent much of his time trying to get reinstated after a duel. Slipcase soiled and tattered but intact with some tape repair, 8vo halfbound and corner-tipped in vellum and blue paper, gilt seal of the NHS on the front board, appendices, index, 303pp, presentation memorandum laid in, some glue penetration on spine, pages untrimmed, contents clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 Bradshaw, Alice Promise of Love, A

Columbus GA: Brentwood Christian Press 1996. Alice Butler, who married a Chesapeake Bay waterman, recalls their life and times on a small island at the mouth of the Great Choptank river, and provides a portrait of a kinder gentler village society in the 1930s--a story told with charm and grace. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, numerous b&w photos and drawings, 208pp, as new, Fine. 
Price: 23.00 USD
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5 Britten, Edgar T. Million Ocean Miles, A

London: Patrick Stephens 1989 reprint of 1936 original. The story of a great and distinguished seaman who began his career as a ship's boy and came to hold the position of Commodore of the Cunard White Star Line. Dust jacket, 8vo halfbound in navy cloth and blue paper, 20 illustrations, 274pp, as new, Fine. 
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6 Buenzle Bluejacket: An Autobiography

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, No. 11 in the Classics of Naval Literature series, 1986 reprint of 1939 Norton original. A graphic and comprehensive memoir of the enlisted man's life during the decade of the 1890s, by Fred J. Buenzle, USN, with A. Grove Day, introduction and notes by Neville T. Kirk, preface by Felix Riesenberg. No dust jacket (none issued), 8vo in navy linen, 12 illustrations, index, 346pp, as new, Fine. 
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7 Buenzle Bluejacket: An Autobiography

New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1939 1st edition. A graphic and comprehensive memoir of the enlisted man's life during the decade of the 1890s, by Fred J. Buenzle, USN, with A. Grove Day, introduction and notes by Neville T. Kirk, preface by Felix Riesenberg. No dust jacket, 8vo in beige cloth, spine somewhat darkened and stained, index, 363pp, contents clean and tight, Very Good. 
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8 Buenzle Bluejacket: An Autobiography

New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1939 1st edition. A graphic and comprehensive memoir of the enlisted man's life during the decade of the 1890s, by Fred J. Buenzle, USN, with A. Grove Day, introduction and notes by Neville T. Kirk, preface by Felix Riesenberg. No dust jacket, 8vo in beige cloth, spine somewhat darkened and stained, index, 363pp, contents clean and tight, Good. 
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9 Burroughs, Polly Zeb: A Celebrated Schooner Life

Riverside CT: Chatham Press 1972. Burroughs provides a biography of Zebulon Northrup Tilton who, with his famous schooner Alice S. Wentworth, experienced the heyday and the end of the great era of Down East sail shipping. Dust jacket lightly chipped along top edge, 4to in grey cloth with pictorial front board, b&w illustrations throughout, 160pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, Very Good+. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 Carver, Michael War Lords, The

Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1976, 1st US edition. Field Marshal Carver presents 43 biographical essays on military commanders of the 20th century. Dust jacket with several chips and tears but intact, 8vo in black cloth, 16pp of b&w photos, index, 624pp, owner's name on front endpaper, contents clean with no marks, Very Good/Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Chamberlain Captain of the Phantom, The

Mystic CT: Marine Historical Association 1967. The story of Henry Jackson Sargent as revealed in family letters, 1834-1862. No dust jacket, red cloth, name on inside front endpaper o/w no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Clark, J. J. Carrier Admiral

New York: David McKay Company 1967, 1st edition, 2nd printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by Jocko Clark on inside front endpaper. Admiral Clark reviews the history of the aircraft carrier as a weapon and writes from his own experience of its use in the Atlantic, the Pacific in WWII, in Korea, in Vietnam, and its potential for the future. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, 29 b&w photos, index, 333pp, spine somewhat faded, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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13 Clemens, Will M. Life of Admiral George Dewey

New York: Street & Smith 1899. A turn of the 20th century biography of the American naval hero. No dust jacket, 12mo in blue cloth with pictorial on front board, 11 plates, 196pp, top edges gilt, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, contents clean and tight, considering age quite a nice copy, overall Good+/-. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Cochrane, Thomas Autobiography of a Seaman, The

London: Richard Bentley 1860, Volumes I and II, 1st edition. Thomas Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, tells his extraordinary life story as a fighting sea captain (the inspiration for Forrester and O'Brian), naval architect and critic of Admiralty administration, which led to him being unjustly stripped of his rank and honors, only fully restored by Queen Victoria. No dust jackets, 8vos three-quarters bound in blue leather and blue linen, raised bands on spines, titles and designs gilt-stamped on spines, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt (still bright), Vol. I xv+428pp; Vol. II 488pp and four fold-out charts, both volumes worn on edges and joints beginning to crack but leather intact, binding tight, owner's bookplates on front endpapers, o/w no marks or foxing, overall a handsome copy of this historic memoir. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 Coffman American in the Rough

New York: Simon and Schuster 1955, stated 1st. Autobiography of Bill Coffman, adventurer and philanthropist. Dust jacket ragged, no marks, tight, Fair. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Cogill, Burgess When God Was An Atheist Sailor

New York: W. W. Norton and Company 1990, 1st edition, 1st printing. The author recalls her childhood at sea 1902-1910 aboard the five-masted schooner Snow & Burgess. Dust jacket, 8vo halfbound in navy cloth and grey paper, b&w photographs, glossary, 190pp, as new, Fine. 
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17 Cogill, Burgess When God Was An Atheist Sailor

New York: W. W. Norton and Company 1990, 1st edition, 1st printing. The author recalls her childhood at sea 1902-1910 aboard the five-masted schooner Snow & Burgess. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in navy cloth and grey paper, b&w photographs, glossary, 190pp, as new, Fine. 
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18 Cogill, Burgess When God Was An Atheist Sailor

New York: W. W. Norton and Company 1990, 1st edition, 1st printing. The author recalls her childhood at sea 1902-1910 aboard the five-masted schooner Snow & Burgess. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in navy cloth and grey paper, b&w photographs, glossary, 190pp, as new, Fine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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19 Cooling, Benjamin F. Benjamin Franklin Tracy

Hamden CT: Archon / Shoe String Press 1973. Biography of the father of the modern American fighting navy. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue faux leather, one EX-LIBRARY stamp on title o/w no marks, 5 charts, 11 illustrations, bibliography, index, 211pp, Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Cordingly, David Cochrane: The Real Master and Commander

New York: Bloomsbury 2007, 1st US edition. The historical context and a masterful biography of the extraordinary British admiral who inspired Forester, O'Brian and others. Dust jacket, 8vo in black cloth, pictorial endpapers, 45 plates 26 color plates, 20 b&w plates, 31 text figures, prologue, end-notes, index, 420pp, as new, fine/Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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