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Lloyd's Calendar 1929

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Lloyd's: 1928

Seller ID: 10735

Condition: Very Good


Some bumping of flexible boards, spotting of front end papers, spine faded ; 3 fold-out maps and many maritime product ads ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 845 pages View more info

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The Fighting Ship of the Royal Navy, 897-1984

By: Archibald, E.H.H. & Ray Woodward

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Military Press: 1987

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 17182

ISBN: 0517633329

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Blue cloth boards show some shelfwear, DJ has some soiling and discoloration, tears and chipping with 1" piece missing from top of spine. Price-clipped, FFEP has glue marks where a previous owner's book plate was removed. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 17.10 X 14 X 2 inches; 416 pages; A very complete illustrated history of the British Navy, from the early wooden vessels of the 9th century, up to the modern-era dreadnaughts and submarines. Colour illustrations of flags and pendants used over the centuries is included in an app... View more info

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Graveyards of the Pacific From Pearl Harbour to Bikini Atoll

By: Ballard, Robert D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, National Geographic: 2001

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17183

ISBN: 0792263669

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear to book and DJ ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W and Colour Photographs; 17.10 X 14 X 2 inches; 256 pages; Robert D. Ballard's exploration of World War II naval battle sites, and a visit to Bikini Atoll, where several atomic bomb tests were conducted after the war. "Published in the 60th anniversary year of the infamous bombing of Pearl Harbor, Graveyards of the Pacific is Dr. Robert Ballard's compelling survey of the major WWII Pacific battlefields and graveyards including Midway, Guadalcanal, and Truk Lagoon. This authoritative overview of th... View more info

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Dragon Boats - A Celebration

By: Barker, Pat

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Raincoast Book Distribution: 1996

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12929

ISBN: 1551920085

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light fading of DJ spine ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. A bright solid, book ; Color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 119 pages; A bright colorful book celebrating the increasingly popular sport of Dragon Boat racing. View more info

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Memories of the Lakes

By: Bowen, Dana Thomas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Daytona Beach FL, Dana Thomas Bowen: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10982

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


DJ scuffed, soiled and heavily chipped with short tears ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. A tight solid book. ; 292 pages; The ships which served on the Great Lakes are the center of attention in Mr. Bowen's book, a follow-up to 'Lore of the Lakes'. 64 pages of B&W glossy plates, photos, reproductions of handbills and advertisements View more info

Image for Eight Bells  Royal Mail Lines war story, 1939-1945

Eight Bells Royal Mail Lines war story, 1939-1945

By: Bushell, T A

Price: $32.50

Publisher: London, Trade and Travel Publication: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18823

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Cloth boards show some shelf wear, some soiling evident, corners a little bumped. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. ; B&W Illustrations & Maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 207 pages; Originally founded in 1839 as the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company to carry the British mail around the world, the company became the Royal Mail Lines in the 1930s. They branched out to carry other goods and people. During wartime the ships were used as a merchant marine to carry goods and troops. View more info

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English Seamen and the Colonization of America,

By: Chatterton, E. Keble

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Harbour Publishing: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10806

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Light wear to blue cloth covered boards, some foxing ; A tight solid book, hinges intact; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 326 pages View more info

Image for Franklin's Lost Ship The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus

Franklin's Lost Ship The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus

By: Geiger, John & Alanna Mitchell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Harpercollins Publishers: 2015

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19096

ISBN: 1443444170

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


As new ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Colour Illustrations; 9.5 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches; 206 pages; "The greatest mystery in all of exploration is the fate of the 1845—1848 British Arctic Expedition commanded by Sir John Franklin. All 129 crewmen died, and the two ships seemingly vanished without a trace. The expedition's destruction was a mass disaster spread over two years. With the vessels beset and abandoned, the crew confronted a horrific ordeal. They suffered from lead poisoning, were stricken with scurvy and, ultimately, resorted to cannibalism in their final d... View more info

Image for Fraser Port  Freightway to the Pacific 1858-1986

Fraser Port Freightway to the Pacific 1858-1986

By: Gresko, Jacqueline & Richard Howard

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Sono Nis Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16868

ISBN: 0919203175

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Signed by Collection of Signatures; DJ has short tears, shelfwear to edges. ; Signatures of three officers of the Fraser River Harbour Commission of front free end paper, presentation signed by the Chairman of said organization. This is a limited edition special presentation copy (No. 9 of 100), given to invited attendees on the occasion of the opening of the Fraser Port Freightway in 1986. This copy was presented to Helen Johnson. A launch invitation is laid in. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, tight solid book. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 131 pages; "Th... View more info

Image for The Good Company  An Affectionate History of the Union Steamships

The Good Company An Affectionate History of the Union Steamships

By: Henry, Tom

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 1994

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 19194

ISBN: 1550171119

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only light edge wear.; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 152 pages; If British Columbia has a favourite transportation saga, it is the story of the legendary Union Steamship Company, which operated a float of funky little steamships up and down the BC coast between 1890 and 1955. And if there is a worthy tribute to the Union Steamships, it is this generously illustrated history. The fascinating story of the legendary Union Steamship Company, which operated up and down the BC coast between 1890 and 1955. The Union S... View more info

Image for River Queen  The Amazing Story of Tugboat Titan Lucille Johnstone

River Queen The Amazing Story of Tugboat Titan Lucille Johnstone

By: Levy, Paul

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17070

ISBN: 1550173693

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear to book and dust jacket ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 6.20 X 1 inches; 272 pages; "Rivtow was just a three-boat log-towing operation when Lucille Johnstone came aboard as an unskilled girl Friday in the late 1940s. By the 1980s, Rivtow had taken over its biggest rival to become one of the giants of the marine transportation industry with connections worldwide, and Lucille was the driving force behind its success. As the company grew she worked her way from receptionist to secretary to dispatcher to administrator to... View more info

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

By: Macpherson, Ken

Price: $24.50

Publisher: St. Catharines, ON, Vanwell Publishing Ltd.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17962

ISBN: 0920277225

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear, 1" tear on DJ front upper edge near spine. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Foldout cutaway technical drawing of a frigate included along with a photo of each ship. ; B&W Illustrations; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 109 pages; "It is extraordinary that one seldom hears of the finest anti-submarine vessels built in Canada during the entire Second World War: frigates. Frigates, initially dubbed "twin-screw corvettes" were designed by William Reed of Smith's Dock company. They were to prove their worth as ocean escorts ... View more info

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Warships of the Great Lakes 1754-1834

By: Malcomson, Robert

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Edison NJ, Knickerbocker Press: 2004

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17170

ISBN: 0785817980

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 160 pages; "While the great fleets battled for international domination on the ocean seas, the age of fighting sail also evolved in the interior of North America. For eighty years freshwater was the home to warships that ranged in size from the simplest gunboat to a First Rate that could have held its own in Nelson's line of battle." View more info

Image for Launching History  The Saga of the Burrard Dry Dock

Launching History The Saga of the Burrard Dry Dock

By: Mansbridge, Francis

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13602

ISBN: 1550172808

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Previous owner's name on FFEP; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 0.9 x 11.1 x 8.4 Inches; 226 pages; When Alfred Wallace opened a shipbuilding yard at the north end of Granville Street bridge in 1894, he had little idea that the business would last nearly 100 years. Wallace Shipyards moved to North Vancouver in 1906, became Burrard Dry Dock in 1921, and Versatile Pacific in 1985, and saw changes in marine construction from wooden sailing schooners to steel icebreakers and high-tech search-and-rescue vessels. The saga of Burrard includes stories of some of the famed ships of the Union Steamsh... View more info

Launching History The Saga of the Burrard Dry Dock

By: Mansbridge, Francis

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13982

ISBN: 1550172808

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 0.9 x 11.1 x 8.4 Inches; 226 pages; When Alfred Wallace opened a shipbuilding yard at the north end of Granville Street bridge in 1894, he had little idea that the business would last nearly 100 years. Wallace Shipyards moved to North Vancouver in 1906, became Burrard Dry Dock in 1921, and Versatile Pacific in 1985, and saw changes in marine construction from wooden sailing schooners to steel icebreakers and high-tech search-and-rescue vessels. The saga of Burrard includes stories of some of the famed ships of the Union Steamship Company th... View more info

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Historic Shipwrecks of Northeastern Vancouver Island

By: Marc, Jacques F

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia: 1999

Seller ID: 15791

ISBN: 0969501056

Condition: Very Good+


Only slight wear to white card covers. ; A bright, solid book, 11"x 8 1/2" stapled wraps. Maps, photos and B&W reproductions throughout. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 70 pages; The shipwrecks covered are as follwed: the Achates, the Alpha, the Byzantium, the Dashing Wave, the Dora, the Explorer, the Gerard C. Tobey, The Grappler, the Pelican 1, the Queen City, the Saranac, the Suwanee, the Themis and the Thomas Woodward View more info

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Castles of Steel Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War At Sea

By: Massie, Robert K.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 19466

ISBN: 0679456716

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.3 X 6.3 X 1.9 inches; 865 pages; "The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Nicholas and Alexandra returns with a sequel to Dreadnought that is imposing in both size and quality, taking the British and German battle fleets through WWI. The fluent narrative begins amid the diplomatic crisis of July 1914 and ends with the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow in 1919. Massie makes a coherent if long narrative out of a sequence of events familiar to students of na... View more info

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Thunder in the Morning Calm The Royal Canadian Navy in Korea, 1950-1955

By: Meyers, Edward C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Catharines, ON, Vanwell Publishing Ltd.: 1992

Seller ID: 17184

ISBN: 0920277713

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ is price-clipped, some creasing of front flap. Gift inscription on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 9.20 X 6.20 X 0.60 inches; 248 pages; The outstanding contribution of the Canadians who served with the UN Peacekeeping force during the Korean War is one which, regrettably, has received little attention. "Between July 1950 and August 1955, a total of eight Canadian destroyers performed 21 single tours of duty manned by more than 6,000 sailors. In recounting the efforts of the many who served in those ships, the author depicts a n... View more info

Image for The Vagabond Fleet  A Chronicle of the North Pacific Sealing Schooner Trade

The Vagabond Fleet A Chronicle of the North Pacific Sealing Schooner Trade

By: Murray, Peter

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Sono Nis Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15254

ISBN: 1550390007

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed by Author; Only light wear to dust jacket, a number of pages creased top fore corner. ; Signed by author on title page. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. ; Sepia illustrations; 1.11 x 9.13 x 6.57 Inches; 260 pages View more info

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A Merchant Seaman's Story

By: Revaa, Harald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Cordillera Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19052

ISBN: 189559023X

Condition: Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


Illustrated boards show light shelf wear. ; A bright, solid book. Glossy pictorial paper covered boards ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 96 pages; Revaa, was a Norwegian by birth went to sea before he turned 15 as a messboy on a whale oil factory boat. He served with the British Navy during WWII during the Battle of the North Atlantic. "The book is a tribute to the Norwegian merchant navy which at the time of the invasion of Norway had most of its ships at sea or in foreign ports. The addition of the Norwegian ships to the Allied cause was one of the great events that... View more info