Mystic, Connecticut: The Marine Historical Association, Inc., 1952. Paper. As. 40 pp. B/w frontis. Subtitle: "Published weekly on board the clipper ship Champion of the Seas of the Australian 'Black Ball' line during a passage from Liverpool, England, to Melbourne, Australia, with 474 emigrants, in the year 1855." Front cover is a little dusty. Title info and picture of ship on front in black. The frontis is foxed only on back of print. Interesting record of sailing in the mid-nineteenth century. Very Good.
Sailing and Boating
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: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1948. Blue Cloth. 1st American Edition. 750 pp. Cover, with stamped gilt sailboat, and spine, with stamped gilt lettering, are slightly faded. Top and bottom of spine are slightly crumpled. Corners lightly bumped. Edges somewhat foxed. Illus. DJ, in protective book cover, is lightly chipped at edges and corners. DJ spine is badly sunned and its rear cover, with b/w photos, is aged and foxed. Numerous b/w photos, maps, charts and ills. Text is near fine. Contributing authors: William H. Taylor, Albert O. Snite, Les T. Ordeman, WIlliam A. LaViolette, Spencer A. Merrell, Charles D. Ogden, Stewart Robertson, Arthur H. Thomson, John M. Kinabrew, Jr. and introduction by DeCoursey Fales. Very Good+ / Very Good.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1933. Blue Cloth. 187 pp. White stamping on front cover and spine. Spine bumped, faintly stained. Corners slightly bumped. DJ, in full-color, slightly worn, browned and soiled, chipped at upper spine (which is sunned), small tear on back. "Little Ships is a random and intimate record of the thoughts, the memories and the personal adventures in small craft, of an ardent lover of the sea. Good yarns abound through its pages, and not a little lore that users of small yachts will relish." Very Good / Good+.
London: Seeley Service & Co. Ltd., 1945. Hard Cover. As. 592 pp. B/w ills. & photos. Nd: ca. 1947. Cover has darker tan backstrip w/gilt title on spine, pub. device in gilt on front and spine. Spine ends slightly creased. Upper edges tinted dark brown. Corners a bit bumped. Tan dj w/ red lettering has b/w photo on front. Dj, in protective jacket, is chipped at edges. Eps are navy on white: front eps illustrate the standing and running rigging of a cruising yawl; rear eps are some cruising rigs, the names of sails, and the parts of sails. Eps are slightly shadowed where the jacket flaps end. Gift inscription in ink on fly, small owner sticker verso ffep. A volume of The Lonsdale Library...
Salem, Mass. Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard Univ. 1937. Hard Cover. Limited. 209 pp. B/w frontis fold-out map of parts of South America. 3 b/w portraits, tissue protected. "Edited from the original manuscript by his friend John Charles Phillips." Dark green marbled paper covered boards lightly edgeworn at bottom. Teg. Fore-edges slightly foxed, unopened. Black cloth backstrip is lettered in gilt, slightly aged. Ivory eps darker at hinges; glue? Black slipcase has slight wear to extremities. Paper title label on spine is chipped. Copy #291 of 481. A fascinating account of travel to South America in an iron brig, taken from Peabody's journals, supplemented by William Gurdon Saltonstall's account of the same journey. Printed by The Southworth-Athoensen Press, Portland, Maine. Very Good.
London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1962. Blue Cloth. 286 pp. Spine, with stamped gilt lettering, is sunned. Approx. 1-1/2" on front cover and approx. 1/4" on back cover is sunned at top. Minute shelf-wear and bumping of corners. Eps are blue prints of a yacht. Text, with 142 b/w illustrations, photos and drawings, is crisp. Very Good+.
New York: The Motor Boat Publishing Co., 1905. Wraps. First. 48 pp. B/w photos & ills. Vol. 2, No.1. Subtitle: Devoted to all types of Power Craft. Light green cover has photo of the yacht "Nauhaught" owned by Isaac G. Lombard of Chicago. Spine was reinforced with tape in the distant past. Much interesting period advertising in this early publication. Articles include "From New York to Florida on Nirodha," Contract and Specifications for a 25-Footer, Power in oyster and fishing boats, a readers' forum, book reviews, and much more. Very Good.
Port Washington, WI: Sailing Magazine, 1970. Pictorial Wraps. First. 72 pp. B/w photo ills. Blue cover w/sepia photo of yacht has gold banner across corner proclaiming this America's Cup Commemorative Issue. Some small chips of edgewear, but basically clean and bright. Staple binding holding. Beautiful centerfold photo of Intrepid. Interesting nautical advertising. Very Good Plus.
London: Iliffe & Sons, Ltd., 1950. Light Blue Cloth. First Edition. 167 pp. Subtitle, "A Yachtsman's Gossip." Published for Yachting World. Blind-stamped, bright gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Covers are slightly "sprung." Spine end is lightly bumped. Edges, particularly top, are foxed and a little wavy. Illustrated DJ, in protective cover, is slightly aged, soiled and, occasionally, sun-struck. DJ has occasional, small chips at extremities. Interior is augmented with reproductions of 15 oil sketches and 40 black-and-white line drawings by the author. The reproductions of the 15 oil sketches are approximately 3 1/2" x 6" and all are tipped-in. A beautiful book for the sailing enthusiast. Very Good Plus / Very Good.
Newport, RI: Bayview Corp. 1984. Paperback. First. 120 pp. Color photo ills. A beautiful periodical devoted to the finest of boats. Shiny black covers illustrated in full color are immaculate. Includes brokers' ads at back of magazine, much advertising for luxury items,article on the International Canoe. Very Good Plus.
Newport, RI: Bayview Corp. 1985. Paperback. First. 152 pp. Color photo ills. A beautiful periodical devoted to the finest of boats. Shiny white covers illustrated in full color are a little curled at fore-edges. Includes brokers' ads at back of magazine, much advertising for luxury items, article on C & C Yacht builders of Canada. Very Good Plus.
New York: Motor Boat Publications Inc., 1937. Paperback. First. 52 pp. B/w ills & photos. Subtitle: "It Tells How." Blue covers have been to sea at some point. Staple binding tight. Includes designs from Christ-Craft, Richardson Boat Co., Hunter Boat, Arthur Wycoff, and F.W. Bohlmeyer. Photos from the America's Cup Race in this issue. Very Good.