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"
[Alaska]: c. 1905. A collection of photos including images of the U.S. Revenue Cutter (USRC) Manning and her crew. Designed as a cruising cutter for the Revenue Cutter Service, the Manning was commissioned on 8 January, 1898. After service with the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War, the Manning returned... Read More about [Photographs of Alaska]
New York: Published by Edmund M. Blunt for William Hooker, 1822. Tenth edition, first issue with ads dated march, 1822 and with new plate added to this edition "Isles of Shoals." With an advertisement at front by William Hooker 202 Water, corner of Fulton and Water-street, New York (Old Esatblished Stand ) , dated March, 1822. Read More about The American Coast Pilot, containing the Coyurses and Distances between the Principal Harbours,...
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 captainsInscription on ffep: "James R Stanwood from Miss E.S. Quincy. Quincy, Massachusetts: 18th October, 1880."... Read More about Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch. By His Son..
London: Elliot Stock, 1893. First Wharton edition. Read More about Captain Cook's Journal during His First Voyage Round the World Made in H.M. Bark...
[Otsego Hall, Cooperstown: 1848]. Published: London, 29 March 1849 by Bentley (vol. III, pp. 195-6). Two and a half substantial paragraphs, beginning, “I’ll not answer for the craft, though that’s her blue peter …” and continuing to: “… as almost to persuade the expectant legatees that their visit was premature..... Read More about Autograph manuscript page: The Sea Lions; Or, The Lost Sealers
[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: Government Printing Office, 1873. Read More about The Coast of Brazil. From Cape Orange to Rio Janeiro. Volume I. Compiled at The United States...
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. First edition, No. 199 of 950 copies. A wonderful compilation of records, reminiscences and authoritative text, along with sailors' chanties and other nautical delights. Read More about Before the Mast in the Clippers
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. First edition, no. 232 of 950 copies. A wonderful compilation of records, reminiscences and authoritative text, along with sailors' chanties and other nautical delights. Read More about Before the Mast in the Clippers
London: Gentleman's Magazine, July 1770. In 1770 the Greeks, with the assistance of the Russians, had rebelled against the Turks. The rebellion was put down. Read More about An Accurate Map of the Seat of War in the Mediterranean including the Morea and Archipelago
Elden Hall [Suffolk]. 20 Sept. 1774. Admiral Keppel (1725 -1786), 1st Viscount, had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, fought in the Seven Years War and the American Revolution during which he served as First Lord of the Admiralty, despite his sympathy for the American cause. He was also... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed ("A. Kepppel"), to his brother-in-law in London, Robert Adair...
New York: Published and Printed by E.D. Slater, 1885. First Edition. Safe at Sea with Joseph Francis. A celebration of the useful devices invented and manufactured by Mr. Francis, including boats of corrugated iron used to transport troops, and an interesting history of life saving efforts at sea. Read More about History of Life-Saving Appliances, and Military and Naval Constructions, Invented and...
Boston: Little, Brown, 1897. First Edition. Read More about The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain
Boston: Little, Brown, 1900. First Edition. Read More about The Problem of Asia and Its Effects Upon International Policies
Gloucester: Procter Brothers, Publishers, . First Edition. Read More about The Fishermen's Own Book, Comprising The List of Men and Vessels Lost From The Port of...
Portsmouth, [NH]: 1829-1830. THE EARLY YEARS OF THE ANN PARRY. This is an early, significant record of a storied New England vessel. The 328-ton, barque, Ann Parry was built at Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1825. She took her maiden voyage on December 5, sailing to Savannah, Georgia and Liverpool England... Read More about Papers of Shipments and Accounts Paid of the Ship Ann Parry. Including payment to Captain Kinnard...
Salem, Massachusetts: Marine Research Society, 1930 & 1931. First editions. These volumes come as supplements to the author's "American Clipper Ships. " These later ships were designed to carry large cargoes proportionate to registered tonnage. Publications no. 21 and 23 of the Society. Read More about American Merchant Ships 1850-1900. Series One & Series Two
New York: Smith & Thomson, . First edition. Inscribed on the title page : Honorable Henry Vabot Lodge With respect and kind regards, Manuel Calero N.Y. Oct. 23, 1916." Calero was Secretary of Foreign Relations and also Ambassador to the United States under President Madero. Here he rebukes Wilson and... Read More about The Mexican Policy of President Woodrow Wilson as it Appears to a Mexican
New York: Farrar & Rhinehart, Incorporated, . First edition thus, with Grant's illustrations and Laing's text. With Signed Drawing. Read More about The Life & Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner. His Service in King's Ships in War & Peace,...
New York: Redfield, 1854. First edition. Read More about Fifty Years in Both Hemispheres or, Reminiscences of the Life of a Former Merchant. Translated...
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832. First American Edition. Charles Nordhoff's Copy. Nordhoff (1830-1901) a Prussian emigrant, attended school in Cincinnati, then worked as compositor on a Philadelphia newspaper. In 1844 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving a three-year hitch which took him around the world. He became a journalist... Read More about The Alhambra: A Series of Tales and Sketches of the Moors and Spaniards. By the author of The...
London: Printed for Rebecca and James Bonwick and Richard Mount, 1706. Fifth edition, to which are added, “Some Devotions proper for Seamen, in particular for those of that House”. Read More about God's Dominion over the Seas, and the Seaman's Duty, consid'd in a Sermon Preach'd at Long-Reach,...
Salem, Massachusetts: Marine Research Society, 1928. Limited numbered ed, one of 87 (of 97) copies on Bruce Rogers rag paper. A classic account of sea life in the 1870's aboard a deep-water ship. Read More about The Making of a Sailor, or Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square-Rigger
Portsmouth, [NH]: 1805-1872. VICTIM OF A FRENCH PRIVATEER. This is a fascinating collection chronicling an episode of the "Quasi-War" between the US and France. The Barque ‘Mary” which hailed out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was attacked and boarded off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. An article in "The Balance and..... Read More about French Spoliation Claims and Policy of Assurance of the American merchant vessel “Mary”
Paris: Devambez, [ca. 1912]. An elaborate travel brochure/advertisement for the ship “S. S. France” with description and plates of the fine art and some rooms to encourage Americans to travel to France. Read More about [Description of the S. S. “France”]