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1 REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF NAVIGATION TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY. 1895
Washington Government Printing Office 1895 Leather Good + Navigation Laws Size: Approx. 6" x 9" Tables 
Full tan leather. Spine with 3 leather labels with gilt lettering. Three thick labels in Red Leather: House Documents Vol.33; in Brown Leather: No.28, Pt. 1 Navigation Report 1895, No. 28 Pt. 2 Navigation Laws and in Black Leather: 54th Congress, 1st Session 1895-96. at spine base stamped in black:3400. Leather soiled and scuffed. Front spine gutter showing signs of wear 1/2" from top. Bookplate from University of North Dakota Library on front endpaper.Hinges loosening. Browned around edges on endpapers and following page, but not on title p. or subsequent pages. Interior is tight, clean, and in Very Good + condition. Still a handsome book. 456 pp. some pages uncut. Index, Addenda. Covers: Documents of Vessels, Customs Laws Dealing with Vessels, Chinese Immigration, Seal Fisheries, Slave Trade, Log-Books, Tariffs, Immigration, Cattle and Live-Stock Trade, Officers and Seamen, Yachts built. 32 Statistical tables. 
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2 SCIENCE, August 27, 1886. Volume VIII. No. 186
New York The Science Company 1886 Wraps Good Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Etching 
Articles by Famous Americans: J. WILLARD GIBBS: Multiple algebra. in Letters to the Editor: WILLIAM NORTH RICE: The eccentricity theory of the glacial period;HENRY B. BAKER: The causation of pneumonia; and E.W.EVANS: The sweating sickness. Another article:"A New Submarine Torpedo Boat" with illustration. ex.mus.numbers on front cover. mildly soiled. watermark along top edge of front cover and on first page top margin inside. watermark at spine hinge. small chipping around edges. Overall covers are Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 SCIENCE, August 28, 1885. Volume VI. No. 134
Cambridge The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Foldout Map, Etchings 
Articles about/or by Famous Americans: "Biographical Sketch of the President of the Association"(HUBERT ANSON NEWTON) with portrait illustration; 2 articles about HENRY STANLEY: "The Kongo Free State"; and "Stanley's Kongo" including a large foldout Map of Central Africa and the Kongo Free State. In Letters to the Editor: THEO. GILL "Man's Ancestry". Other articles: "Composite Portraiture" with illustration; and "The Yacht Puritan" with 2 illustrations.Lightly soiled. Tiny chipping around side/bottom edge.Crease down middle. Overall covers are Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG. Map is Very Good-. Two tears at middle fold. 
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4 Scribner's Magazine, Vol. II, July-December
New York Charles Scribners Sons 1887 Cloth Good to Good- Bound Magazine Size: Approx. 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" Engravings, Plates, Map, Drawings 
Six months bound into one volume. Lacks the advertisements and individual covers. Numerous articles by famous authors: "Camping and Hunting in the Shoshone" by W.S. Rainsford, with photographs; "Caverns and Cavern Life" by N.S. Shaler with illustrations and "The Instability of the Atmosphere" by Shaler with illustrations and diagrams by the author; "The Modern Nile" by Edward L. Wilson, with photos by the author; "Bucolic Dialect of the Plains" by Louis Swinburne; In Dickens-Land by Edwin Percy Whipple; "A Drift from Redwood Camp" by Bret Harte with 8 illustrations; "The Unpublished Letters of Thackeray" with illustrations, portraits and reproductions of letters and drawings; Law Lane by Sarah Orne Jewett with 8 llustrations; "Wagner And Scenic Art" by William F. Apthorp with illustrations from the original designs for the setting of the Bayreuth stage; "The Physical Characteristics Of The Athlete" by Dr. D.A. Sargent with illustrations of athletes in motion; "In Grand Kabylia" by Henry M. Field with illustrations ; Many more famous authors including: Rebecca Harding Davis; Henrietta Christian Wright; and Olive Risley Seward. Articles on France: Paris School of Fine Arts with illustrations, Napoleon and His Times with illustrations and French Traits. Other articles on Europe: Florence with 16 illustrations; Holland with illustrations, Denmark(Treaty with) and "The Viking ship" with drawings.Poetry including one by Robert Louis Stevenson titled "Ticonderoga" with illustrations and "In Her Garden" by Susan Coolidge. One full plate by Howard Pyle. Blue covers worn, soiled and spotted. Spine top edge frayed with tears. Bottom spine edge worn, tiny strip worn through and color bleeding-dampness? Covers intact but due to condition are Good-. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Hinge broken on blank pages before title page and beginning at back covers' endpages. Sporadic watermarks on pages, mainly on the upper margin corners of pages, occasionally down sides, but rarely in text. Otherwise text is tight and Very Good. 
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5 Adams, John Quincy MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRANSMITTING A REPORT FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE, IN REPLY TO A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, OF THE 20th ULTIMO, REQUIRING INFORMATION RELATING TO SPOLIATIONS COMMITTED ON AMERICAN COMMERCE
Washington Gales & Seaton 1824 Paper Cover Good U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
...By French Ships of War, Between the Years 1793 & 1800, &c. 18th Congress, 1st Session, Doc. No. 157. May 25, 1824. Read: Ordered that it lie upon the table. 5 pp. Disbound government document. Creasing and chipping along spine edge. First page is separated from rest of document. Pages are brown, some foxing spots, text is easily legible. Page Five has small tear to bottom corner of page, does not affect text. Document in Good condition. 
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6 Adams, John Quincy MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITES STATES, TRANSMITTING A REPORT FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE, RELATING TO THE IMPRESSMENT OF SEAMEN FROM ON BOARD AMERICAN VESSELS, SINCE 18TH FEBRUARY 1815
Washington Gales & Seaton 1827 Paperbound Very Good U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
Impressment of Seamen from American Vessels. 19th Congress, 2d Session, House of Representatives, Executive Doc. No. 50. January 15, 1827. Read, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. 12 pp. Disbound government document. Residue from book binding, chipping and creasing to spine edge. Pages are browning lightly, some foxing spots, stamp on top page edge. Document in VG condition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Alexander, A. B.; H. F. Moore and W. C. Kendall OTTER-TRAWL FISHERY
Washington Government Printing Office 1915 Paper Cover Very Good- Bureau of Fisheries Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9 1/4" Map, Figures 
Appendix VI to the Report of the U. S. Commissioner of Fisheries for 1914. Bureau of Fisheries Document No. 816. 97 pp. Stiff green paper covers. Ex. museum stamp and identification numbers on front cover, stamp on title page. Covers have light wear to corners and edges, bottom spine end has been bumped. Crease to middle of document that is apparent on cover and all interior pages. Interior pages clean, no marks. Document in VG- condition. 
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8 Bowen, Frank C. AMERICA SAILS THE SEAS
New York Robert M. McBride & Company 1938 First Edition Cloth Very Good- Ships Size: Approx. 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" Profusely Illustrated 
"The aim of this book is to trace the history of America from the time of Columbus' first voyage to the early days of the steamship." 411 pages with index. Rebound in library binding, blue cloth covers with gilt title lettering on spine. Cover corners and edges are rubbed, wear to joints, spine ends are bent and worn. Red page edges. Ex. library with identification number sticker on bottom spine, library bookplate on front inside cover, hole library stamp on title page, identification numbers on copyright page, torn due date list on back free endpaper, pocket envelope and due date sticker on back inside cover. Some smudging to inside pages, otherwise tight and clean. Book in VG- condition. 
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9 Braynard, Frank O. THE STORY OF THE LEVIATHAN: "WORLD'S GREATEST SHIP". VOLUME 4
Newport News, Virginia Mariners Museum Cloth Very Good Good + to Very Good- Ships Size: Approx. 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" Illustrations Inscribed By Author
Gift inscription by author on front free endpaper. 424 pages with index. DJ in Good+ to VG- condition with chips/small tears to edges and corners, shelfwear to lower edges. Red cloth cover with gilt lettering on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped, spine tips are bent, small white spots on lower front cover and on back cover. Decorative endpapers. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Brow, Dix Boating in Mexico
1976 Softcover Good Mexico Size: Approx. 8 1/2 " x 11" Photographs 
"More than a guide to anchorages, this book includes everything from where to dock, get fuel, and eat to what charts, clearance papers and first aid supplies are needed. Also included is useful information on fishing, tides and currents, spare parts, communications, anchoring, weather..." 159 pp. Softcovers with rubbing, mainly at spine and edges. Covers are Good to Good+. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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11 Bruce, Erroll Deep Sea Sailing
London Stanley Paul 1959 Cloth Good+ Good- Sailiing Plates, Maps, Tables 
Book's spine slightly "blotchy" from fading? otherwise exterior is VG. owner's name, and references to pages in book: storms-19,26. supplies-20"etc. on front endpapers. Also bookstore sticker. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and Near Fine. Many photographs and illustrations. DJ worn with tears and missing pieces. Good-. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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12 Calahan, H. A. Learning to Sail
New York The Macmillan Company 1967 New Edition Hardcover Very Good Good- Sailing Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Photographs, Drawings 
New Edition with Supplementary Chapter. 345 pp. DJ is Good- with rubbing, creasing and small tears to edges, 1/2" tear and creasing to front top edge, dirt smudges, spine ends are bent and torn, front flap is price-clipped. Cover spine ends are slightly bent. Blue top page edge. Interior is tight and clean. 
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13 Clements, Rex A STATELY SOUTHERNER
Boston & New York Houghton Mifflin Company 1926 Hard Cover Good+ Ships Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" A. Weston 
With pen and ink sketches by A. Weston. 191 pp. Three pages of opinions at conclusion of text. Blue cloth covers with faded gilt text on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, scuffing and wear to cover faces, spine is discolored, spine ends are torn and chipped. Spine slightly cocked. Uncut page edges. Loose hinges and spine. Text is crisp and easily legible, interior pages are slightly browning along edges. Book in Good+ to VG- condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Congress EXECUTIVE HEARING BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON THE MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SEVENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY OF H. RES. 281 (SUBMARINE MENACE)
Washington Government Printing Office 1942 Paper Cover Very Good- U.S. Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
A Resolution Authorizing Investigation of the National Defense Program as it Relates to the Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries. March 26, 1942. Printed for the use of the Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries. 131 pp. White paper covers. Staple binding. Front top corner creased, minor dirt smudges on back, creasing along joints and spine. Ex. library stamp on front cover, red ink underlining below 'Congress' on front cover title. Interior pages are clean, no marks, text is easily legible. Document in VG- to VG condition. 
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15 Congress LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, TRANSMITTING INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT, UPON THE SUBJECT OF ACCIDENTS ON BOARD OF STEAM BOATS
Washington Gales & Seaton 1825 Paperbound Good+ Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
18th Congress, 2d Session [69]. January 31, 1825--Read, and orderd to lie upon the table. 21 pp. Disbound government document. Residue and string-ties from book remain along spine edge, along with creasing. Document is browning and has light foxing, but text is easily legible. Small brown ink stain (?) on page edge that bleeds through most of document, but does not affect text. Pages are cut to different sizes. Overall document in Good+ condition. Scarce. 
Price: 160.00 USD
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THE HANDY WAR BOOK, Hannaford, Lieut. E.
16 Hannaford, Lieut. E. THE HANDY WAR BOOK
Springfield, Ohio Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick 1898 Soft Cover Good American History Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" Photographs 
A New Book of Important and Authentic Information and Statistics on the Many Subjects Related to the Present War, Such as Size, Population, Climate, Commerce and Resources of the Islands Concerned in the Spanish-American Conflict, with Many Other Facts Which Readers of War News Should Have. Pictures of U.S. War Vessels and a Classification and Description of the Various Ships in Navies of Spain and America, with Definitions of Naval Terms Used in Press Dispatches. 82 pp. with index. Maps are missing and not included with the book. Ex. lib. with stamps throughout book and identification numbers on front cover. Covers have dirt stains/smudges, ink dots on front cover, and are browning from age. Previous owner's name written on title page. Interior is tight. Book in Good condition. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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17 Hittell, Theodore H. EL TRIUNFO DE LA CRUZ. THE FIRST SHIP BUILT IN THE CALIFORNIAS
Hard Cover Fine Good California 
no date. This essay, El Triunfo de la Cruz ( The Triumph of the Cross), was first published in The Californian, San Francisco, of January, 1880. California Historical Society. Special Publication No. 38. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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18 House of Representatives BETTER SECURITY OF LIFE ON BOARD OF VESSELS PROPELLED BY STEAM (To Accompany Bill H. R. No. 92)
Washington Government Printing Office 1856 Paperbound Very Good - Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
34th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Report No. 68. April 22, 1856. "Mr. E. B. Washburne, from the Committee on Commerce, made the following report. The Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred House bill No. 92, further amend the act entitled 'An act to amend an act to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, and for other purposes,' passed August 30, 1852, report..." 7 pp. Disbound government document. Chipping to spine edge where attached to larger volume. Small chip to top page edge. Foxing to pages, but text is not affected. Document in VG- condition. 
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19 House of Representatives DESERTIONS FROM FRENCH SHIPS. CORRESPONDENCE IN RELATION TO DESERTERS FROM FRENCH SHIPS
Washington Gales & Seaton 1826 Paperbound Very Good Ships Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
19th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Doc. No. 54. Read, and, with a Bill to provide for the apprehension and delivery of Deserters from French Ships, in the ports of the United States, committed to a committee of the the whole House to-morrow. January 23, 1826. 13 pages. Disbound government document. Water stain to top corner that goes through entire document. Corners are bent and creased. Document pages are starting to separate. Foxing and browning on pages, but text is easily legible. Overall in VG condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 House of Representatives HALL COLBY
Washington Government Printing Office 1875 Paperbound Very Good- Astronomy Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 9" 
43D Congress. 2d Session. House of Representatives. Report No. 310. Report from The Committee on Claims regarding the petition of Hall Colby..."that he is the discoverer of certain principles in nautical astronomy of great importance, which he has for more than twenty years made known for the free benefit of the world:...he invented an improved mariners' compass, ...In the case of the United States naval vessels and transports, for many of which he represents that he has furnished and corrected compasses, he declares that he has never received any compensation..." 2 pages, front and back. Disbound. In Very Good + condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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