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1 Baker Engine Powered Vessel, The

New York: Crescent 1972 reprint of 1965 original. The development of increased efficiency in the use of energy by ships from paddlewheelers to nuclear ships, traced in the design of 98 ships with 175 monochrome and 50 color illustrations of exceptional quality. Dust jacket ragged but intact, 4to in red cloth with pictorial boards, corners somewhat bumped, top inch of inside front endpaper cut out to remove name, alternating signatures of white paper (with plates) and grey (with text), contents clean and tight with no marks, Good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Baker, W. A. Engine Powered Vessel, The

New York: Crescent Books, 1965 1st US edition. The development of increased efficiency in the use of energy by ships from paddlewheelers to nuclear ships, traced in the design of 98 ships with 175 monochrome and 50 color illustrations of exceptional quality. Dust jacket with light shelf-wear, 4to in red cloth with pictorial boards, alternating signatures of white paper (with plates) and grey (with text), index, 267pp, contents as new, and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Bass, George F. History of Seafaring, A: Based on Underwater Archeology

New York: Walker and Company 1972, 1st edition. Thirteen experienced marine archeologists trace the history of seafaring from the archeological standpoint, illustrated with drawings and photographs, many in full color. Dust jacket chipped at head of spine, 4to in blue cloth, contents clean and tight, 150 color photos, 219 b&w photos, 137 drawings, notes, index, 320pp, contents clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Bass, George F. History of Seafaring, A: Based on Underwater Archeology

New York: Walker and Company 1972, 1st edition. Thirteen experienced marine archeologists trace the history of seafaring from the archeological standpoint, illustrated with drawings and photographs, many in full color. No dust jacket, 4to in blue cloth, contents clean and tight, 150 color photos, 219 b&w photos, 137 drawings, notes, index, 320pp, owner's name on half-title o/s no marks, contents clean and tight, Very Good/-. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Battelle Institute Blue Book of Coasting Vessels: Thailand

Columbus OH: Battelle Institute 1967. An exhaustive study commissioned by the Defense Department to aid in the identification of all types of Thai craft, as well as coastal fishing techniques. No dust jacket (none issued), large oblong 8vo, 430pp, pictorial endpapers, b&w photos throughout, text in both English and Thai, 431pp, Very Good. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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6 Bowker, Francis E. Atlantic Four-Master: Schooner Herbert L. Rawding

Mystic CT: Mystic Seaport Museum 1986, 1st printing. Captain Bowker served aboard her before WWII and here narrates the career of the H. L. Rawding, perhaps the last four-master to carry cargo on the Atlantic. SOFT cover, oblong 8vo perfect-bound, 68 illustrations, 3 foldout plans, appendixes, x+96pp, owner's name on inside front cover o/w as new, near Fine. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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7 Brown, Alexander C. Twin Ships: The Use Multiple Hulled Vessels

Newport News VA: The Mariners' Museum, Publication No. 5, 1939. Brown presents notes on the chronological history of the use of multiple hills. SOFT cover, 8vo saddle-stitched, 3 b&w text figures, end-notes, addenda, 90pp, no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Casson Illustrated History of Ships & Boats

Garden City NY: Doubleday & Company 1964, 3rd printing. A stunningly illustrated, fascinating, chronological survey of man's watercraft down through the ages. Dust jacket rubbed and chipped at top corners, small folio in charcoal cloth, two small ink marks on inside front endpaper o/w no marks, 300 illustrations from contemporary sources, 50 in full color, readable and informative text, index, 272pp, Very Good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Chapelle, Howard Baltimore Clipper, The

Hatboro PA: Tradition Press 1965, reprint of 1930 edition. Dust complete but snagged at corners w/ protective corners, boards and contents clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Clegg Ships 'Sixty Nine

New York: Arco 1968. Nine articles on a range of shipping topics, from tugs on the Rhine to the history of the Bergen Line. Dust jacket price clipped, blue cloth, near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Cutler, Carl Greyhounds of the Sea

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons 1930, 1st edition. The story of the American clipper ships--their designs, careers, record passages, and demise--profusely illustrated with photogravures and text drawings, based on detailed source material. No dust jacket, 4to in blue sailcloth, map endpapers, top edges gilt, 118 illustration including 12 photogravures (8 in full color), vessel and voyage lists, index, 592pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 Daniel, Hawthorne Ships of the Seven Seas

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company 1930, new edition. A history of the develop of ships and seafaring. Introduction by FDR and drawings by Francis J. Rigney. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth somewhat rubbed and spine darkened, 130 illustrations, tight, Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Daniel, Hawthorne Ships of the Seven Seas

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company 1925, 1st US edition. A readable history of the development and importance of ocean-going vessels through the ages with 125+ line drawings by Francis J. Rigney, and an introduction by Franklin D. Roosevelt. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth rather spotted, upper corners bumped, contents clean and tight, rear hinge split, nice reading copy, Fair. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Davis, Charles G. Built-Up Ship Model, The

Salem MA: Marine Research Society, Publication No. 25, 1933 Deluxe edition LIMITED to 97 copies of which 87 numbered copies were for sale, of which this is No. 17. Davis presents a treatise on the art of making built-up models, exemplified by the U.S. 16-gun brig Lexington, 1775. Slip-cased, 8vo half-bound in vellum and red marbled paper, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, top edges gilt, 36 plates, 206pp. Slip-cased split and chipped but intact, marbled paper clean and bright, some etching and chipping on spine, contents clean and tight with no marks or foxing, overall a Very Good copy of the rarest edition of Davis' third treatise for the Society. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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15 Durant, John & Alice Pictorial History of American Ships

New York: A. S. Barnes 1953. The compelling story of Americans who went down to the sea and inland waters in ships, their life at home, aboard ship, and in far away lands. Dust jacket rather chipped but intact and bright, tall 4to half-bound in beige and blue cloth with some soil, gilt vignette on front board, pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with extraordinary b&w photos, index, 312pp, tight, Good+/Fair. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Falconer Sail & Steam

Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, 1993 1st edition. The author and the curators of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich selected 200 remarkable images of England's legacy as a maritime nation, here reproduced in fine-line duotone. Dust jacket, 4to in maroon cloth with title embossed on front board, contents as new, 192pp, near Fine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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17 Greenhill Archaeology of the Boat

Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press 1976, 1st US edition. Brings together the existing knowledge on the development of the world's boats, including the four main roots: the raft, the skin boat, the bark boat, and the dugout. Dust jacket, 4to in green cloth, profusely illustrated with photos and drawings, bibliography, glossary, index, 320pp, Very Good. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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18 Grzywaczewski, Z. Modern Fishing Vessels

Warsaw: CISTEI and the US Department of the Interior 1964. Characteristics of modern and the main trends in the development of the construction of commercial fishing vessels, with an emphasis on Polish ships. Dust jacket chipped along edges, illustrated with vessel lines and layouts, photos, and several foldout ship plans, 303pp, title stamped 'Library of Congress Duplicate', contents as new, Very Good/Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Haas America's Historic Ships: Replicas and Restorations

New York: Arco Publishing 1975, 1st. Examples from every era of our seagoing history, from the Mayflower to battlewagons, illustrated in word and picture. Dust jacket, black cloth, no marks, contents as new, near Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Haas America's Historic Ships: Replicas and Restorations

New York: Arco Publishing 1975, 1st. Examples from every era of our seagoing history, from the Mayflower to battlewagons, illustrated in word and picture. Dust jacket with several small snags and tape marks, black cloth, 4to, small tape marks and erased name on endpapers, contents clean and tight, Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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