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1 ?anon History of the British Convict Ship 'Success', The

Australia: Published on board, no date. The history of the ancient Australian convict ship and its most notorious prisoners, compiled from government records. SOFT cover, 8vo, 8 b&w plates, 150pp, covers rubbed and chipped, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good/Poor. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Arzt, Frederick K. Navigation Laws of the United States: 1940

Washington: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation, 1940. This volume contains all the unrepealed Revised Statutes of the U.S., as well as all acts of Congress passed subsequent thereto, pertaining to shipping, up to March 1, 1940, inclusive. No dust jacket issued, 8vo in dark green cloth, table of laws, index, 698pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/-. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Beale, Robert Report of the Trial of Commodore David Porter

Washington DC: 1825, 1st edition, 1st printing. A full and detailed account of the court martial of Commodore Porter for exceeding his authority in attacking a town in Puerto Rico in retaliation for the capture of one of his officers. 8vo three-quarter bound in marbled boards, front board detached and spine missing, corners worn, binding intact, pages age-darkening though entirely legible, little foxing, discarded No. 3579 from MD Historic Society, eminently suitable for re-casing as boards can be salvaged, a valuable reading copy of a curious chapter in American naval history, 244 pages with a 68-page defense by Porter, despite exterior damage, this is a worthwhile acquisition as few other copies are available at any price. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 Brittin International Law for Seagoing Officers

Annapolis: United States Naval Institute 1956, 1st edition. An overview of basic rules of law for the junior officer faced with an imminent problem. Dust jacket somewhat rubbed, 8vo in green cloth with top corners somewhat bumped, map endpapers, contents clean and tight with no marks, index, 256pp, Fair. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Brittin International Law for Seagoing Officers

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press 1977, 3rd edition. An overview of basic rules of law for the junior officer faced with an imminent problem. Dust jacket slightly chipped at corners, 8vo in umber cloth, contents clean and tight with no marks, index and extensive bibliography, 536pp, owner's name o/w clean and tight with no marks, Very Good+. 
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6 Brittin, Burdick H. International Law for Seagoing Officers

Annapolis: US Naval Institute [1956] 1958, 2nd printing. Brittin presents an overview of basic rules of law that governs our presence on the sea and in foreign territory, designed for the junior officer faced with an imminent problem. No dust jacket, 4to in green cloth, map endpapers, 256pp, top corners somewhat bumped, fore edges spotted, contents clean and tight with no marks, overall Fair. 
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7 COMMERCE Laws Governing the Steamboat Inspection Service

Washington: GPO, Department of Commerce, June 24, 1932. Revised statutes of the U. S. as modified by Congress. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, 93pp, some shelf-wear, no marks, Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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8 Huston, James W. Price of Power, The

New York: William Morrow & Company 1999, 1st printing. Huston presents a thriller of military action combined with Washington politics and law. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in blue cloth and green paper, map endpapers, 431pp, as new, Fine/Fine. 
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9 Jados, Stanley S. Consulate of the Sea and Related Documents

University AL: University of Alabama Press 1975. Jados describes the development of maritime law in the middle ages and the codification of these matters in the 15th century document in Spain known as the 'Consulate of the Sea,' which forms the basis of modern maritime law. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, lists of rulers during the periods in question, bibliography, index, 326pp, some soil on front board, owner's name-stamp on front endpaper o/w contents as new, Very Good/-. 
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10 McClellan, Edwin N. Naval Digest: 1916

Washington: GPO, 1916. Not a textbook, but a reference work containing selected decisions of the Secretary of the Navy and opinions of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy. Also, laid in, the Index-Digest of Court-Martial Orders for the year ending December 31, 1916 and first supplement to the Naval Digest, 1916. No dust jacket, 8vo in black cloth with corners rather bumped, title and date gilt-stamped on spine, small chip out of front joint, both hinges tight, contents clean with no marks, 673pp, considering age Fair. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 McFee, William Law of the Sea, The

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company 1950, 1st edition. McFee presents the development of the rule of law on the high seas, with exciting stories of maritime adventure introducing the principal subjects. Dust jacket badly torn across front and portions missing but intact, 8vo in navy cloth, bibliography, two appendices, index, 318pp, clean and tight with no marks, Good/Poor. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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12 Owen, Hugh J. From Merioneth to Botany Bay

Bala UK: R. Evans & Son 1952. Owen tells the stories of several interesting criminal trials in Wales between 1540 and 1830, and the sentences imposed, including transportation to Australia. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, 8 b&w plates, index, 100pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/-. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Rowcliff, C. J. Naval Courts and Boards: 1937

Washington: GPO, Navy Department, 1937. Revision of the 1923 edition, The Judge Advocate General of the USN presents a revision of the 1923 edition with chapters I to VIII dealing with naval criminal law and procedure; IX-X with misconduct; XI-XIV with instruction for boards of medical examiners; and appendices dealing with matters less frequently used. SOFT cover bound in clamped ring binder, canvas covered, EX-LIBRARY stamps from Naval Reserve Educational Center of 3rd Naval District, boards rubbed and corners bumped but contents clean and tight with no marks, overall a Good copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Soule, C. C. International Law for Naval Officers

Annapolis: Naval Institute [1923] 1936 corrected and revised 4th edition. A brief, concise, and complete treatise on International Law for the use of officers and midshipmen. No dust jacket, 8vo in navy linen, index, 245pp, some age-darkening but no foxing, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, tight, Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 USCG Vessel Inspection (1943)

Washington: GPO, US Coast Guard, 1946. General rules and regulations for vessel inspection, ocean and coastwise, from Title 46, C.F.R., parts 59 to 65 inclusive. SOFT cover, 4to stapled, 107pp, neat underlining and some (useful and interesting) marginal notations by previous owner studying for exam, owner's name stamp on front cover and title, Good. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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16 USN Compilation of Court-Martial Orders: 1916-1937

Washington: Government Printing Office 1941. Volume Two only of a two-volume set, covering the years 1928-1937. No dust jacket, 8vo in maroon buckram, detailed accounts of each case, 1078pp (from page 1127 to 2205), boards lightly rubbed and age-darkened, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good. 
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17 USN Naval Courts and Boards: 1937

Washington: GPO, Navy Department [1937] 1945 reprint edition. A revision of the 1923 edition with chapters I-VII dealing with naval criminal law, IX-X with the law of misconduct, etc., and chapters XI-XIV containing the instruction and procedure for boards of medical examiners, naval examining boards, and naval retiring boards. Dust jacket, 8vo in brown cloth, index, 588pp, shelf-wear, front hinge pulled but intact, some errata and changes taped in place and listed on front endpaper, contents clean, overall Fair. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Warner, William W. Distant Water

New York: Penguin Books [1983] 1984. Warner describes the rise of the modern deep-sea fishing industry and the fate of the North Atlantic fisherman. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, one b&w photograph, 3 appendices, 338pp, slight staining on edges, pages beginning to age-darken, nice reading copy, Fair. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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