Various places [Liverpool, Bombay, Singapore, Manila, etc.]: July 30, 1860 - April 26, 1863. The Last Log of... Read More about Manuscript Log of the "Typhoon"
London: James Cochrane and Co, 1835. First edition. "War of the Two-Brothers," with a contemporary letter of Admiral Sartorius. First edition of this lively first-hand account of events in Portugal in 1834 during the so-called "War of the Two-Brothers." The author James Alexander is perhaps best known nowadays as having..... Read More about Sketches in Portugal, during the Civil War of 1834 ... with Observations on the Present and...
Basel: Johann Froben, 1541. Second edition (first printed 1537). De Re Navali. Lazare de Baïf (1496-1547) was a French humanist, classical scholar, translator of Sophocles' Electra, and ambassador to Venice, who flourished in the enlightened reign of François I, to whom his delightfully illustrated book on captivities and the naval..... Read More about Annotationes in legm II. De captivis & postliminio reversis, in quibus tractatur de re...
8 January 1778. The letter reads in part: "Having a sufficient number of men at the Division to relieve them, I have to request that your Lordship will be pleased to order such of the Detachment on Board the Thetis as have served upwards of Twelve months to be discharged..... Read More about Letter signed to Vice Admiral Shuldham
[Brest?]: 16 September, 1814. Bourayne writes to fellow navy director, de Gay, regarding artilliery depots during the Napoleonic wars - a year before the Battle of Waterloo Bourayne was highly regarded by Napoleon, who made him Baron of the Empire just prior to the writing of the letter. He continued..... Read More about Letter, Signed. To Monsieur de Gay in Brest
Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1840. Second Edition. MEMOIR OF NATHANIEL BOWDITCH. Nathaniel Bowditch, astronomer and mathematician, and author of "The New American Practical Navigator" was the most important author to American sea captains Inscription on ffep: "James R Stanwood from Miss E.S. Quincy. Quincy, Massachusetts: 18th October..... Read More about Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch. By His Son
New York: Isaac Collins & Son for Abraham and Arthur Stansbury, 1802. First Edition. The first American treatise on commercial law and on Admiralty Law, with an emphasis on shipping. Caines was the first official case reporter in the United States, recording decisions of the New York Court of Appeals..... Read More about An Enquiry Into the Law Merchant of the United States; Or, Lex Mercatoria Americana, on Several...
[London] in the Savoy: printed by the assigns of John Bill, and Christopher Barker, printers to the Kings most excellent Majesty, 1671. A proclamation issued due oncerns that by departing in advance of their convoys, British trading vessels were putting themselves and their crews unduly at risk. "Subjects Trading by..... Read More about By the King. A Proclamation commanding all masters and owners of ships, to stay for their convoy...
New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1886. Mcvickar. First edition. An unusual item with a very handsome cover. Read More about Blue Jackets of ’61. A History of the Navy in the War of Secession
Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842. First American edition. Read More about The Two Admirals. A Tale
Toronto: 1898. First Edition. Read More about Steam Navigation and its Relation to the Commerce of Canada and the United States
[England]: [c. 1800]. Superb hilltop view of the old port in this village in North Devon, showing several large frigates anchored in the bay, sloops moored in the harbor, cattle grazing on the slopes, sea and sky in the distance. Read More about Port Scene, Ilfracombe, Devon, England
Washington, D.C: 8 Feby 1825. Dix was Secretary of the Treasury, under Buchanan, Jan.-March, 1861. Read More about Autograph Letter, signed, to Samuel S. Southard, Secretary of the Navy, offering his support and...
[Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1963]. From the Library of Charles Edison. Read More about Civil War Naval Chronolgy 1861-1865
(Glasgow, Scotland): [William Armstrong Fairburn Manuscript Notebook/ Glasgow University], (1896 - 1897). Original manuscript; naval architect and author William Armstrong Fairburn's lecture notes (in Fairburn's ink holograph, with interleaved original charts and graphs), when he was a student (studying naval architecture) at Glasgow University (1896-1897), specially bound for W. A...... Read More about LECTURES: 1896-1897. W[illiam] A[rmstrong] FAIRBURN/ GLASGOW UNIVERSITY. [Lecture notes, in ink...
[New York: 1881]. Rare broadside poem by the wealthy merchant and philanthropist Field, 1814-1893, on the first man in the U.S. Navy to hold the title of Admiral. Read More about Written on the occasion of the unveiling Farragut statue by St. Gaudens, on 25th May, 1881, City...
New York: Henry Holt, . First edition. 235 of 320 copies printed on rag laid paper and specially bound, signed by the author and illustrator and inscribed to Charles B. Driscoll, with quote added. Inscribed on half-title "For William Griffith, man of elegant, temperate refinement who may have chummed with..... Read More about Heroes from Hakluyt
New York: D. Appleton, 1854. First edition. Foote's own account of his experience as commander of the Perry off the African coast in the early 1850's, where his dogged attempts to suppress the African slave trade (illegal then under American law) became legendary. His impassioned account here did much to..... Read More about Africa and the American Flag
R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth at Sea: Jan, 19, 1948. Captain of the Queen Elizabeth. Read More about Autograph Note Signed to LIFE photographer ALFRED EISENSTAEDT, "Mr Alfred Eisenstaedt stood...
Boston: February 27, 1783 - November 17, 1785. "On 30 Aug. 1783, with Anglo-American hostilities having ceased and eager to profit from the commercial opportunities offered by the Dutch-American Treaty, De la Lande & Fynje signed a five-year contract with Boston merchant and loyalist Frederick William Geyer (d. 1803). The..... Read More about Manuscript retained letterbook of the Boston merchant firm William Foster & Company,...
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1895. Sixth edition. Read More about The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1812
Paris: . Read More about Histoire de la Marine
Troy, N. Y: From the Press of N. Tuttle, 1845. First edition thus, third edition (enlarged) [Ferguson No. 4033]; 1845 enlarged edition (with 78 pages of text) [originally published in 1843 as an eight-page address, entitled 'A Reply to clerical opposition; or Washingtonian societies defended on scripture grounds in an..... Read More about The Disenthralled: Being Reminiscences in the Life of the Author; His Fall From Respectability,...
Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1854. A Distinguished American Provenance, Benjamin Pierce. Inscribed on the flyleaf, “Charles Henry Davis with the love of his Friend and Brother Benjamin Pierce Junction Grove 19 Nov '58.” Benjamin Pierce was an American mathematician who taught at Harvard University for approximately 50 years..... Read More about Goethe's Sammtliche Werke
[London]: January 27, 1757. Court Martial of Capt. Thomas Graves, 1757: Manuscript Verdict. Remarkable record of a critical moment in the early career of one of the Britain's most famous naval officers, Sir Thomas Graves (1725-1802), who subsequently served as Governor of Newfoundland from 1761-1764, and, during the American Revolution..... Read More about Manuscript Document entitled "The Previous Questions of the Court" giving the Court's...
Liverpool: 19 January 1857. Consul document signed by Nathaniel Hawthorne in his capacity as Consul of the United States at Liverpool, attesting that Hezekial Galacar of the condemned American ship the Sea Lion has deposited with the consulate the ship's register and certified crew list. With mansucript note in a...... Read More about Document Signed ("Nath' Hawthorne"), in his role as Consul of the United States at...