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1 Andrist Steamboats on the Mississippi

New York: American Heritage Junior Library 1962, stated 1st. The Mississippi steamboat told through rarely seen paintings and photographs. Pictorial cover and endpapers, boards and contents clean and tight, no marks, Very Good. 
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2 Andrist, Ralph K. Steamboats on the Mississippi

New York: American Heritage Publishing Company, Junior Library series 1962, 1st edition. Andrist tells the story of the Mississippi steamboat, in readable text and rarely seen paintings and photographs. No dust jacket, pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, color illustrations throughout, 153pp, light shelf-wear, contents clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/-. 
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3 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. 
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4 Beavis, L. R. W. Passage from Sail to Steam

Bellevue WA: Documentary Book Publishers Corporation [1938] 1986 reprint edition. Editor M. S. Kline presents Beavis' account of his career in sail and his forced conversion to steam. Dust jacket with one small tear, small folio in black cloth, pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations throughout, index, 210pp, clean and tight with no marks, Fine/near fine. 
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5 Becker Here Comes the Polly

Seattle WA: Superior Publishing 1971, stated 1st. Early Alaskan history told from the foredeck of the Politkofsky, the sturdy steamboat that served as the protector of the Russian fur fleet. Dust jacket price clipped and slightly rubbed, brown leatherette, contents as new, near Fine. 
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6 Brock Steam and Sail in Britain and North America

Princeton: The Pyne Press 1973, stated 1st. The transition from sail to steam described and depicted in 80 b&w photos. Dust jacket ragged w/ tape repairs, large inscription on inside front endpaper, o/w no marks, boards and contents as new, Very Good. 
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7 Brown, Alexander Steam Packets on the Chesapeake

Cambridge MD: Cornell Maritime Press [1940] 1961 reprint edition. A history of the Old Bay Line since 1840. No dust jacket with a few small chips, 8vo in blue cloth, b&w photos throughout, 6 appendices, index, 192pp, bookplate on outside front endpaper o/w no marks, clean and tight, Very Good. 
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8 Brown, Alexander C. Old Bay Line, The

New York: Bonanza Books [1940] 1977 reprint edition. The story of the Baltimore Steam Packet Company, its Chesapeake Bay passenger steamships, and the men who made the Old Bay Line one of the most important water links along our eastern seaboard. Dust jacket with tears along top edge, 8vo in navy cloth, 57 b&w illustrations, appendices with vessel list and other data, bibliography, index, 176pp, light stain on fore edge, contents clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/Fair. 
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9 Buchanan, Lamont Ships of Steam

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1956. Buchanan presents an exciting picture history of the steam vessel, from the early design of Fitch and Fulton to the heyday of the great transatlantic steam liners; plus a section on maritime disasters. Dust jacket chipped and rubbed but intact, 8vo half-bound in white cloth and patterned paper, over 200 b&w illustrations, index, 192pp, clean and tight with no marks, Good+/Fair. 
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10 Burgess, Robert H. Steamboats Out of Baltimore

Cambridge MD: Tidewater Publishers 1968, 1st edition. Robert Burgess and H. Graham Wood describe the lost era of Baltimore steamboats, with 282 extraordinary b&w photographs. No dust jacket, 4to in blue cloth, numerous b&w photos, index, 236pp, tight with no marks, Very Good. 
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11 Burman, Ben L. Look Down That Winding River

New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, Inc. 1973. Burman provides an informal profile of the Mississippi River, with many personal anecdotes. Dust jacket somewhat soiled, 8vo half-bound in beige and red cloth, line drawings, 192pp, Very Good/Good. 
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12 Chapelle Fulton's Steam Battery: Blockship and Catamaran

Washington DC: Smithsonian reprint from US National Museum Bulletin #240 Paper #39, 1964. Design and description of a unique vessel with b&w photos. SOFT cover, 8.5x11, 37pp, Very Good. 
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13 Chapelle, Howard I. Fulton's Steam Battery: Blockship and Catamaran

Washington DC: Smithsonian reprint from US National Museum Bulletin #240 Paper #39, 1964. Design and description of a unique vessel with b&w photos. SOFT cover, 8.5x11, 37pp, Very Good. 
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14 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. 
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15 Cudahy, Brian J. Twilight on the Bay

Centreville MD: Tidewater Publishers 1998, 1st edition. Cudahy tells the story of B. B. Wills, who bought a Hudson river steamboat in 1934 and spent the next 60 years running excursion boats on the Chesapeake. Dust jacket, 8vo in beige cloth, b&w illustrations, subject index, vessel index, 5 appendices, 242pp, as new, Fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Dayton Steamboat Days

New York: Frederick A. Stokes 1925, 1st. Illustrated by John Wolcott Adams. No dust jacket, very light corner wear, embossing bright on front and spine, name on inside front endpaper o/w no marks, clean and tight, overall Good+. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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17 Dayton Steamboat Days

New York: Tudor Publishing Company 1939 reprint. The development of steamboats on the waters of America's rivers, lakes, and harbors, with 86 line drawings by John Wolcott Adams. No dust jacket, tall 8vo in blue cloth slightly etched, spine rather sunned, contents clean and tight with no marks, 436pp, Good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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18 Dayton, Fred E. Steamboat Days

New York: Tudor Publishing Company [1925] 1939 reprint. Dayton describes the development of steamboats on the waters of America's rivers, lakes, and harbors. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, 86 line drawings by John Wolcott Adams, 436pp, EX-LIBRRY with stamps on endpapers (only), shelf-worn, front board loosening, no marks in contents, nice reading copy of a scarce steamboat reference, Fair/-. 
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19 Dohan, Mary H. Mr. Roosevelt's Steamboat

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company 1981, 1st edition. Dohn describes in vivid detail the story of the first steamboat to travel the Mississippi in 1811. Dust jacket with light wear, 8vo half-bound in brown cloth and tan paper, 3 maps, 13 b&w illustrations, endnotes, bibliography, index, 194pp, contents as new, Fine/near Fine. 
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20 Drago Steamboaters, The

New York: Bramhall House 1967. The history of steamboats from the early side-wheelers to the big packets. Dust jacket rubbed, red cloth, no marks, tight, near Fine. 
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