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1 A Practical Manual of the Compass
The U. S. Naval Institute, 1921 
Very Good. A short treatise on the errors of the magnetic compass, with the methods employed in the U. S. Navy for compensating the deviations and a description of service instruments, including the gyro compass. 234 pp. with numerous graphs, charts and diagrams. Oversized hardcover with gilt lettering. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Gyro-Compass and Gyro-Pilot Manual
Sperry Gyroscope Co., Inc. 1943 
VG+. Oversized Hardback. 66 pp. with numerous pictures and diagrams. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 The Mariner's Chronicle
New Haven George W. Gorton 1834 G+ 
Containing narratives of the most remarkable disasters at sea, such as shipwrecks, storms, fires and famines. Also naval engagements, piratical adventures, incidents of discovery and other extraordinary and interesting occurances. 504 pp. illustrated. Leather has scraped away in many areas and front gutter has broken so that the cover, while still attached to the book, is quite loose. Foxing t hroughout as well as staining, but the text is quite readable throughout. Needs to be totally rebound. Quite scarce. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 "Aurora" (anonomous) Jock Scott, Midshipman: His Log
Langman, Green and Co. ND 
306 pp. with 8 illustrations. A book which shows insight into ship life at turn of the century. VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Bailey, Shirley R. (Compiled by) South Jersey's Oyster Industry
South Jersey Magazine 1999 none Soft Cover Very Good 
56 pp. with maps, photographs and illustrations. A close examination of the history and growth of the oyster industry and looking at some of the families involved in the business. Laminated pictorial cover with a pen and ink sketch by George Essig. Scarce title. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Bowditch, Nathaniel American Practical Navigator
U. S. Navy Dept. 1943 1943 Hard Cover Very Good 
Very Good. Hydrographic Office No. 9. Part I, Text and Appendices, 391 pp, Part II, Tables, 387 pp. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Brouwer, Norman J. International Register of Historical Ships
Sea History Press/Mystic Seaport Museum 1993 0-930248-05-8 / 9780930248055 Soft Cover As New As New 
Second edition. 392 pp. which is a comprehensive directory of the world's preserved historic ships - information on over 1300 ships fro 52 countries, photographs (16 pp. in color) and 36 pp. of new appendices which include a full bibliography and a index. Oversized laminated pictorial cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Butler, Daniel Allen "Unsinkable" (The Full Story of EMS Titanic)
Stackpole 1998 0-8117-1814-X / 9780811718141 Hard Cover As New As New 
Stated first edition. 292 pp. with photographs, appendices, glossary, notes, bibliography and more. The narrative of the sinking of the Titanic thru the recovery of the dead and their interment at Halifax, Nova Scotia, the discovery of the wreck in 1985 and finally the abortive 1996 attempt to raise a section of her rusted hull. A signed presentation copy - "To Betty, I hope you enjoy this! Daniel Allen Butler". 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Butler, Daniel Allen "Unsinkable" (The Full Story of RMS Titanic)
Stackpole 1998 Hard Cover As New As New 
Stated first edition. 292 pp. with photographs, appendices, author's notes, notes and bibliography. Inscribed and signed on title page - "To Scott..Watch out for the icebergs!...Daniel Allen Butler, 4/13/98". 
Price: 60.00 USD
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10 Clark, Joseph J. USN (Adm) and Capt. Dwight H. Barnes Sea Power and Its Meaning
Franklin Watts 1966 Hard Cover Very Good VG- 
First printing. 138 pp. with maps and chart. The role of sea power as an important force for the preservation of America's free way of life. Signed presentation copy. Wear and tear along edges of DJ. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Commonwealth of Pa. Shipfitting Practice
Pa. Dept. Of Instruction 1941 Soft Cover VG- 
A manual of instruction for pre employment and supplementary training. Bulletin 345 prepared by the Pa. Division of Industrial Education and the Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. 254 pp. with photographs and numerous illustrations throughout as well as three appendices including shipbuilding terms and reference tables for ship fitters, plus more. Blue cardboard cover with red design and lettering. While volume is complete ad clean, the wire ring which was to bind the volume is missing, resulting in pages being loose, however everything is present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Crisman, Kevin J. The Eagle (An American Brig on Lake Champlain During the War of 1812)
The New England Press/the Naval Inst. Press 1987 0-9333050-44-5 Hard Cover As New As New 
Stated first edition. 276 pp. with illustrations, maps, appendices, references and notes, glossary of terms, bibliography and more. The author recreates the era and presents an exciting drama in his history of the Eagle and her sister ships in the Lake Champlain flotilla. Scarce title. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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13 Crosbie, Duncan Titanic (The Ship of Dreams)
Orchard Books/Scholastic 2007 0-439-89995-8 / 9780439899956 Hard Cover VG+ 
Edited by Sheila Mortimer. Illustrated by Bob Moulder, Peter Kent and Tim Hutchinson. Paper engineering by Keith Finch and Tony Potter. First edition/first printing. Unpaginated. Silver with raised portal on cover with a holograph of the Titanic in the center. The ship appears to move when the book is moved. Raised letters of Titanic on cover, 3 dimensional view of ship on inner cover and numerous engineered pages throughout. Very scarce copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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14 Delgado, James P., Et. Al. The Archeology of the Atomic Bomb: A Submerged Cultural Resources Assessment of the Sunken Fleet of Operation Crossroads at Bikini and Kwajalein Atoll Lagoons
U. S. National Park Service 1991 none Soft Cover As New 
Southwest Cultural Resources Center Professional Papers No. 37. 208 pp. with numerous illustrations, photographs, tables and m ore. Oversized white illustrated cover with a depiction of an atomic bomb cloud. Scarce title. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 Diole, Philippe The Undersea Adventure
Julian Messner Inc. 1953 VG+ VG- 
Stated first printing. 236 pp. and 24 photographs throughout. The author offers an absorbing running commentary on his descriptions of the creatures of the sea as well as his daring do adventures. DJ sports a number of tears on edges and occasional gouges as well - 2" of the top of DJ spine is missing. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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16 Feltner, Charles E. And Jeri Baron Feltner Great Lakes Maritime History: Bibliography and Sources of Information
Seajoy Pub. 1982 0-9609014-0-X / 9780960901401 Soft Cover VG+ 
First edition/first printing. 112 pp. consisting of chapters in Reference W orks, Great Lakes History, Ship History, Shipbuilding and Ship Construction, Shipwreck History Charts, Maps and more. Laminated blue softcover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Fostle, D. W. Speedboat
International Marine 1988 0-939510-07-3 / 9780939510078 Hard Cover VG+ VG+ 
218 pp. with more than 200 photographs and drawings. The volume traces the development of these boats built for speed as well as the exploits of the men who built them from the Revolutionary War through the 20th century. An excellent historical and pictorial volume. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Gibbins, Joseph (Editor) Nautical Quarterly (Nos. 1 to 50)
Nautical Quarterly 1990 Hard Cover - Softcover Very Good 
Published between 1977 - 1990. An uninterrupted run of complete issues - 50 volume set. First 12 issues are softcovers encased in slipcovers with beautiful paste downs on cover. The remaining volumes (13 - 50) are hardcovers with black boards and each sporting a beautiful paste down on cover. All 50 volumes are in VG condition. Scarce complete set. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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19 Greenwald, Michael, et. Al. (Edited by) Survivor
Blue Horizons Press 1989 0-931297-02-8 / 9780931297021 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
First edition. 600 pp. with maps and illustrations throughout. the volume does discuss many tales of disaster, but the importance of the volume is that it discusses in great detail lifesaving equipment, emergency radio communications, survival medicine and cold weather survival techniques. the book is devoted entirely to the subject of how to survive boating accidents and disasters. A "must have" volume for those w ho go to sea. Very scarce title. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 Gribbins, Joseph (Editor) Nautical Quarterly (Issue 1 (Premier Edition) Through Issue 12)
Nautical Quarterly 1980 Soft Cover Very Good 
All 12 issues contain color illustrations throughout and are encased in slipcovers with beautiful paste downs on their covers. All volumes in VG condition, both magazines as well as slip covers. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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