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1 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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2 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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3 Albion, Robert G. Sea Lanes in Wartime

New York; W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1942, 1st edition. Albio and co-author Jennie Barnes Pope present two stories about the importance of wartime shipping for the US: the old wars from 1775 to 1865, and the new ones in the 20th century. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, bibliography, index, 367pp, clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Allen, Oliver Time-Life Seafarers Series: The Windjammers

Alexandria VA: Time-Life [1978] 1979, 2nd printing. In their 50 years of useful life, the windjammers expressed the consummate majesty of sail and the climax of a glorious evolution of windship design. No dust jacket (none issued), 4to in blue faux leather with color plate pasted down on front board, lavishly illustrated throughout with photos and drawings, map endpapers, bibliography, index, 176pp, contents as new, Very Good+. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Anderson Coastwise Sail

London: Percival Marshall and Company 1934. A record of the schooners surviving in the British coasting trade and of those lost in recent years. Glassine cover, 12mo in navy cloth, 11 photos, ink drawings by J. C. Burnie and others, 80pp plus adverts, near Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Anderson Shipmasters' Business Companion

Glasgow: James Brown & Son 1911, 3rd edition. Shipmaster's Business Companion including hints to Young Shipmasters on insurance, shipmasters' business, bills of lading, etc., with a few odds and ends of modern seamanship. No dust jacket, 16mo in red cloth with title in design on front board, boards soiled and corners bumped, hinges tape repaired, a well-used copy of a useful manual for merchant masters. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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7 Angier, Bradford Freighter Travel Manual

Radnor PA: Chilton Book Company 1974, 1st edition. The complete guide to tramping on a steamer, going down to the sea in ships, and taking a slow boat to China. Dust jacket, narrow 8vo in blue cloth, illustrated throughout with b&w photos and layout drawings, index, 248pp, top corner of read endpaper cut off o/w clean and tight, Very Good/Very Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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8 AOSE Engineers' and Electricians' Hand Book and Directory

Philadelphia: American Order of Steam Engineers undated, c1908. An alphabetically arranged concise explanations of a variety of engineering terms, concepts, and explanations. No dust jacket, 32mo (4.5x7.5) in flexible boards, text figures, memo pages, 148pp with numerous adverts interspersed, endpapers pulled, binding tight, contents clean with no marks, overall a remarkably nice copy of a utilitarian handbook of a century past. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Archer, George H. Roaming the World in Cargo Ships

North Troy VT: George H. Archer 2002, 2nd revised edition. SIGNED on title by the author. A marine artist describes his journeys to various ports in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean. SOFT cover, 4to, illustrations by the author, 151pp, Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Armstrong, Richard Merchantmen, The

New York: Praeger Publishing 1969. Armstrong describes the evolution of shipping in response to economic pressures. Dust jacket, 4to in green cloth, b&w illustrations throughout, index, 128pp, near Fine/Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Armstrong, Warren Battle of the Oceans

New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation 1944, 1st edition. Armstrong tells the story of the British merchant marine from the men's point of view. Dust jacket with spine sunned, 8vo in blue cloth, frontis and 5 b&w plates, 336pp, lower corners bumped, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good+/Good+. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Armstrong, Warren Battle of the Oceans

New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation 1944, 1st edition. Armstrong tells the story of the British merchant marine from the men's point of view. Dust jacket with a few small chips, 8vo in blue cloth, frontis and 5 b&w plates, 336pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Bailyn, Bernard Massachusetts Shipping 1697-1714: A Statistical Study

Cambridge MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1959. Barnard and Lotte Bailyn present a statistical analysis of extant shipping registers in colonial Massachusetts at the turn of the 18th century, yielding new insight into patterns of ownership and production in mercantile life of the period. Dust jacket wrinkled and chipped along edges with one-inch tear at top front, price clipped, 4to in burgundy cloth, numerous tables, index, 148pp, Very Good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Baker Engine Powered Vessel, The

New York: Crescent 1972. The development of increased efficiency in the use of energy by ships traced in the design of 98 ships, with 175 monochrome and 50 color illustrations of exceptional quality. Dust jacket ragged but intact, red cloth pictorial boards, label on front endpaper o/w no marks, contents clean and tight, except for dj near Fine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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15 Baker Engine Powered Vessel, The

New York: Grosset and Dunlap 1965, 1st US. The development of increased efficiency in the use of energy by ships traced in the design of 98 ships, with 175 monochrome and 50 color illustrations of exceptional quality. No dust jacket, red cloth pictorial boards slightly rubbed, one small puncture in spine, contents as new, overall Very Good. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 Baker, William A. Sloops and Shallops

Barre MA: Barre Publishing Company 1966, 1st edition. Baker continues the studies of early North American vessels he began in Colonial Vessels, following the development of shallops along the Atlantic seaboard and Chesapeake Bay, with illustrations by him. Dust jacket lightly rubbed with price clipped and several small tears, 8vo in blue cloth, 50 text figures, notes, glossary, 174pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Baker, William A. Sloops and Shallops

Barre MA: Barre Publishing Company 1966, 1st edition. Baker continues the studies of early North American vessels he began in 'Colonial Vessels,' following the development of shallops along the Atlantic seaboard and Chesapeake Bay, with illustrations by him. No dust jacket though portions laid in, 8vo in blue cloth, 50 text figures, notes, glossary, 174pp, contents clean and tight, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Baldwin, James Sailing the Seas: The Log of Tom Darke

New York: American Book Company 1920. Written for schoolchildren by James Baldwin and W. W. Livengood, to increase their appreciation for America's maritime achievements, ships, and the sea. No dust jacket, 12mo in navy cloth lightly frayed, gilt embossed vignette and titles on front board, illustrated with numerous drawings by Ken Eby and Leon D'Emo, b&w photos, 3 maps, 304pp, corners lightly bumped and frayed, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, tight, Fair/-. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Bone, David W. Merchantmen-at-Arms

New York: E. P. Dutton and Company [1919] 1929, 2nd revised edition, 1st US edition thus. A first-hand account of the British merchants' service in the Great War. No dust jacket, 8vo in green cloth, 54 pencil drawings by Muirhead Bone, 311pp, some shelf-wear and lower corners lightly bumped, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, contents clean and tight, Good+/-. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Bowker, Francis E. Atlantic Four-Master: Schooner Herbert L. Rawding

Mystic CT: Mystic Seaport Museum 1986. Captain Bowker served aboard her before WWII and here narrates the career of the Rawding, perhaps the last four-master to carry cargo on the Atlantic. Dust jacket, oblong 8vo in charcoal cloth, 68 illustrations, 3 foldout plans, appendixes, x+96pp, as new, Fine. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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