New York: J. & J. Harper, 1832. Hardcover. As.  ads, 10, xi-xiv, 15-332, 8 [ads] pp. 16mo. No dust jacket as issued. Brown paper covered boards with considerable wear and spotting from age, spine has split at rear board and is flapping from front board. Heavily foxed endpapers, foxing throughout. Fair.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1839. Hardcover. As. 366pp incl. index. B/w engravings. Brown cover is soiled. Corners bumped. Bookworm holes in rear hinges. Bright gilt lettering on spine "The Family Library No. 82" in embellished box. Binding tight. Rear eps have a damp stain which has permeated back to p. 340. Does not affect readability. Minimal foxing throughout. Events covered include the discovery of the South Sea, Magellan's circumnavigation and that of those who followed him until 1769, Captain James Cook's discovery of Australia and New Zealand, and more. From the Harper Family Series focusing on education, history and social sciences. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1839. Hardcover. As. 332 pp. B/w frontis. engraving of Sir Francis Drake, 2 other steel engraved portraits inside. Subtitle: "Including an Introductory View of the Earlier Discoveries in the South Sea, and the History of the Bucaniers." Brown cover soiled. Corners lightly bumped. Spine ends creased. Small insect holes on spine hinges. Bright gilt lettering on spine "The Family Library No. 30" in embellished box. Binding tight. Lightly foxed throughout; perfectly readable. Very Good.
Bar Harbor, Maine: The Maine Sea Coast Missionary Society, 1958. Wraps. First Edition. 6 booklets: 12 pp (Christmas Bulletin 1948) , 40 pp (Annual Report 1949), 13 (Christmas Bulletin 1955) , 34 pp (1956 Annual Report), 40 pp (50th Anniversary Report 1955) and 38 pp (1958 Annual Report). B/w photo ills. Wraps are clean and crisp with just a touch of foxing to the back cover of the Christmas Bulletin 1955 and the white covers of the 1958 report. Contents are crisp with photo ills. This Society runs the boat "Sunbeam" for missionary and humanitarian work to islands and isolated families along the coast of Maine, and also provides personnel to some of these communities. Most reports list contributors as well as an account of typical activities. An interesting facet of Americana. Very Good.
New York: American Art Association, 1921. Paperbound. First Edition. Unpag."The Property of V. Winthrop Newman." Covers and spine are soiled and aged. Spine is chipped at top and bottom. Approx. 1 1/2" tear at top of spine. Previous owner's notation, in black ink, on front cover. Heavily priced, in pencil, in margins throughout. Good.
Ottawa, Canada: Department of Fisheries and Oceans, 1983. Red Wraps. Fifth Edition. 483 pp. B/w photo & chart ills. Includes a 10-page errata packet of notices to mariners relative to this edition. Glossy covers are a touch edgeworn, but crisp and clean. Spine, with white lettering, is sunned. P.o. in ink on ffep, along with a little seawater residue along edges. Attached inside front cover is a large fold-out color map and charts of the St. Lawrence gulf and river. Tight and very detailed. Very Good.
New York: J. & J. Harper, 1832. Hardcover. As.  ads, xii, 14-303 pp. 16mo. Brown paper covered boards with considerable wear and spotting from age. Foxed endpapers, minor foxing wihin. Two engraved plates facing one another with protective tissue between, immediately preceding title page. Very Good.
Portland, ME: The Gorges Society, 1893. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xii. 166 pp. Black & White Illustrations, folding genealogy of the Levett Family. Blue three quarter leather binding with gold lines to edges, blue and bold marbled paper inset in front and rear cover, same paper used for pastedowns. Spine has five raised bands, leather has faded to a rich brown, two burgundy leather patch titles with gold embossed titling with light scuff on main title patch, "Gorges Society" also stamped in gold at foot of spine, light crease lines at hinges. Light age toning to frist few pages front and rear due to original wraps paper quality, clean within.
Originally published in wraps, the limited edition was published in an edition of 200...
New York: Random House, 1929. Hard Cover. First Edition. First US Edition. Light scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, minor sunning to spine, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth covered boards with black cloth spine with gold embossed lettering to cover board and spine. Profusely illustrated and limited to an edition of 1040 copies. Very Good / Very Good.
Camden, Maine: L. Berliawsky Books. Soft Cover. Reprint. 34 pp. (Unpag) B/w ills. Reprinted from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1880, probably in the 1960's or 70's. Cream wraps have b/w illus. of sailing vessels and rowboats in the ocean. Staple binding. Two articles on the state of fishing in Maine at the end of the 19th Century. Fine.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1928. Hardcover. First Edition. 317 pp. B/w photo ills. Subtitle: "Explorations and Hunting in the Alaskan and Siberian Arctic....In which the Sea-scouts have a great adventure." Black cloth covers are "dented" in a few spots. Bright gilt lettering and drawing on front. Gilt on spine sunned beyond readability. Light blue eps are printed with maps of the Arctic Circle area. Printed on glossy stock, the lavishly illustrated book is tight and clean, marred only by a small cigarette burn on p. 7. Engaging account of a six months' trip by the Borden Field Museum to the Arctic. Very Good.
New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1927. Hardcover. First Edition. 300 pp +/- per vol. Color, b/w photos & ills. Red cloth covers embossed on front w/ gilt circle containing ship. Spines, lettered in gilt, are sunned. V. 1 has a few black marks (ink tracings?) near front ditch and on lower spine. Top edges are red speckled. Contain printed bookmark on fpd. A handsome set, tracing the sea-sailing ships prior to 1857. The first volume starts at the earliest known shipping history and goes to 1697, the time of the earliest explorers. Vol. 2 covers the 18th centure, 1698 to 1783. Vol. 3, 1784-1814, looks at the Navy from Nelson to the steam age, including privateers and the early days of oceanic commerce...
Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988. Hard Cover. First Edition. 141 pp. B/w photo ills. Blue/white cloth cover has bright blue on spine. Photo illus. of boat on dj, which is unclipped, unpriced. Eps are blue on gray maps of subject area. A detailed record of the boat necessary to the survival of the Bering Strait Eskimos. Anthropologist author traces the changes to this boat as outside influences and more modern technology appeared. A history of the region as well as the development of a boat type. Fine / Fine.
Salem, MA: The Peabody Museum, 1981. Hardcover. Revised Edition. First Printing of the Revised Edition. xviii, 535 pp. 4to. Scuffing and wear to dust jacket, staining and slight waffling from exposure to water earlier in its existence, now in mylar cover. Green cloth boards show no indication of water presence, minor foxing along edge of text block. Clean within. Very Good / Good.
Boston, MA: I. R. Butts, 1854. Hard Cover. First Edition. Considerable wear and scuffing to cover boards, including losses to cloth on both front and rear. 19th Century notes in pencil at front and rear pastedowns, cover boards beginning to separate, but an exceptional copy nevertheless. Photographs gladly provided. Fair.
Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1957. Sky Blue Cloth. 555 pp. B/w photo ills. Cover lettered in white front and spine. Touches of edgewear w/ a sunned spot at head of spine. Royal blue dj has map of Korea on front in red and orange. Dj is unclipped, priced. It is edgeworn, soiled on back,chipped at head of spine, and has tape over a closed tear on spine. Eps are maps of Korea in white on blue; they are soiled. Eps are stamped, stickered, and inked with previous ownership. Once past the cosmetics, the book is clean and tight, a very complete account of its topic. Very Good / Good.