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1 Arnold-Forster At War with the Smugglers

Annapolis: USNI 1970 reprint of 1936 1st. A fascinating portrait of an 18th century collector of customs on the Isle of Wight. Dust jacket, blue cloth, map endpapers, contents as new, Fine. 
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2 Botting, Douglas Time-Life Seafarers Series: The Pirates

Alexandria VA: Time-Life 1979, 2nd printing. The Golden Age of piracy lasted only 30 years, and the truth is even more fascinating than the romantic tales we still tell about them. No dust jacket (none issued), tall 4to in black faux leather with color plate pasted-down on front boards, illustrated throughout, map endpapers, index, 192pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Cleugh Captain Thomas Johnstone

London: Andrew Melrose Ltd. 1955, 1st edition. A biography of Johnstone (1772-1839) recounting his adventures as a pilot, smuggler, and caption of the revenue cutter 'HMS Fox.' No dust jacket, 8vo in green satin, 23 engravings, index, 318pp, light stain on lower edge of front board, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Day, Beth Passage Perilous

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons 1962. A dramatized account of the hijacking of the luxury liner Santa Maria in 1961, based on official records and first-hand evidence by eyewitnesses. No dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in navy linen and grey buckram, 253pp, contents clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Hardberger, Max Seized

London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010. A sea captain's adventures battling pirates and recovering stolen ships in the world's most troubled waters. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, index, 294pp, no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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6 Jackson Privateers in Charleston, 1793-1796

Washington DC: GPO, Smithsonian Institution Press 1969. An account of a French palatinate in South Carolina, 1793-1796, lavishly illustrated. No dust jacket as issued, green buckram, map endpapers, inscription on title else no marks, clean and tight, near Fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 Jacquier, Henri Piracy in the Pacific

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company 1976. Translated from the French, this is the true story of the incredible adventures of the Rorique brothers--if that was their real name--in the South Pacific of the 1880s. Dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, 18 b&w photos, 198pp, near Fine/Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Marx, Robert B. Treasure Fleets of the Spanish Main, The

Cleveland: World Publishing Company 1968. Marx presents a comprehensive and colorful history of the 300 years of the Spanish 'flota' trade route system. Dust jacket with several tears but intact, 4to in pictorial cloth boards, b&w illustrations throughout, index, 127pp, clean and tight with no marks, Fine/Fair. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 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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10 Nelson, James A. (BC2) Blackbirder, The

New York: William Morrow 2001, 1st edition, 1st printing. Book Two of the Brethren of the Coast series continues the adventures of Thomas Marlowe, this time in pursuit of an ex-slave and former comrade-in-arms. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in red cloth and red paper, 336pp, new, Fine. 
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11 Rowan Four Days of Mayaguez, The

New York: W. W. Norton & Company 1975, 1st printing. The full story of Cambodia's capture of an American cargo ship--what happened during the capture, the attack, the recovery--based on first-hand accounts. Dust jacket, 8vo in blue linen, 29 photos, 224pp, near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Stevenson, Robert Treasure Island

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers [1883] 1947, Illustrated Junior Library edition. The classic adventure and coming-of-age tale, illustrated by Norman Price. No dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in black and green cloth with painting pasted down on front board, pictorial endpapers, 8 full-page full-color plates, b&w drawings throughout, 342pp, boards somewhat discolored, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good. 
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13 Stivers Privateers and Volunteers

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press 1975. The story of the men and women of American reserve naval forces, 1766 to 1866. No dust jacket, 8vo in olive cloth with gilt titles, notes, bibliography, 502pp, Very Good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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14 Thomas, Lowell Count Luckner, The Sea-Devil

Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company 1927, 1st edition, 1st printing. Thomas describes the piratical voyage of the Seeadler and the life of her extraordinary master, Felix von Luckner. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, map endpapers, 51 b&w plates including frontis, fore edges untrimmed, 308pp, light shelf-wear and slightly canted, owner's name-stamp on front endpaper and half-title o/w no marks, Good+. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Thomas, Lowell Count Luckner, The Sea-Devil

Garden City NY: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc./Star Book 1927. Thomas describes the piratical voyage of the 'Seeadler' and the life of her extraordinary master, Felix von Luckner. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, map endpapers, 8 b&w plates with 23 photos, 308pp plus adverts, heavy shelf-wear, light foxing, owners' names, inscription, a decent reading copy of this classic tale, Fair. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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16 Thomas, Lowell Sea Devil's Fo'c'sle, The

Garden City NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1929, 1st edition. Thomas relates the further adventures of Count Felix von Luckner. No dust jacket, 8vo in orange cloth, 15 b&w plates, 300pp, shelf-wear with spine sunned and corners lightly frayed, no marks, contents clean with no foxing, overall Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Verrill, A. Hyatt Smugglers and Smuggling

New York: Duffield & Company 1924. Verrill describes smugglers of all lands and times and how they operated, so far as can be known. No dust jacket, 8vo in green buckram with vignette on front board, 18 b&w illustrations, 327pp, light shelf-wear, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good+. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Williams, Glyn Prize of All the Oceans, The

New York: Viking/Penguin 1999, 1st edition. Williams presents the definitive narrative of Commodore Anson's voyage round the world and how he seized the Spanish treasure galleon. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in black cloth and paper, map endpapers, appendices on sources and the authorship of Anson's account, index, 264pp, as new, Fine/Fine. 
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