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  • Piratesby Henry Gilbert

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    The practice of piracy dates back thousands of years. This riveting chronicle provides a glimpse into the vivid history of "sea thieves," from ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse brigands to the pirates of the Golden Age?the infamous seventeenth century buccaneers of the Caribbean?s Spanish Main. Delve into the true adventures of notorious seadogs whose... more...

  • The Rigging of Shipsby R. C. Anderson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Describes and depicts in detail how 17th-century English, French, Dutch, and other European trading ships and warships were rigged, from the lower masts and bowsprit to the running rigging of the topsails and topgallants. Over 350 fine line drawings illustrate every rigging detail. 25 halftones. more...

  • The QE2by Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    From her shipyard construction and maiden voyage to her decades-long career as the world's most magnificent ocean liner, here is the grand history of Cunard's longest-serving vessel, the Queen Elizabeth 2. This lavishly illustrated book portrays the QE2 's inherent beauty and ultramodern design as well as her glamour and charismatic appeal. The... more...

  • Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabethby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    "A worthy addition to a library on passenger ships." ? Nautical Research Journal Two of the most famous and most successful ocean liners of the 20th century are given royal treatment in this authoritative volume. In paying tribute to the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, maritime authority William Miller describes their heralded debuts,... more...

  • Old-Time Nautical and Seashore Vignettes in Full Colorby Carol Belanger Grafton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    A handsome collection of full-color vignettes, lovingly culled from rare 19th- and early-20th-century chromolithographs. Exquisite, royalty-free, full-color illustrations of sailors, ships, rowboats, lighthouses, swimmers, fish, shells, and other nautical motifs in a great variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. Over 250 full-color illustrations. 24... more...

  • Learning to Sailby H. A. Calahan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    This classic guide for the first-time sailor centers on the small sailboat. The author, who assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, begins with the selection of a first boat and conveys enough information to enable anyone to take out a small boat and bring her in safely. 111 black-and-white figures. more...

  • A Short History of the Sailing Shipby Romola Anderson; R. C. Anderson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    This amply illustrated, nontechnical book traces the evolution of the sailing ship over the course of 6,000 years ? from those of ancient Egypt and Crete (4000-1000 B.C.) to the full-rigged clipper ships of the 19th century. The development of northern and southern European vessels is also described. 20 halftones and 134 figures. more...

  • Spars and Riggingby John M'Leod Murphy; W. N. Jeffers

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    An accurate portrait of a ship's rigging and masts, this important study by a U.S. Navy midshipman describes every improvement made in seafaring equipment up to the mid-19th century. Subjects cover everything from anchors, bobstays, booms, and cat-head stoppers, to flying jibs, halliards, nippers, and topsail buntlines. 29 line drawings; 189 figures.... more...

  • The Yankee Whalerby Clifford Ashley

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 24.95

    One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Describes whaling trade, rigging, gear and handicrafts; construction and outfitting of ships, with fascinating details and anecdotes about whales and whaling waters, whaling men, methods of attack, crafts and routines, much more. Richly illustrated with 133 halftones,... more...

  • Pirates and Piracyby E. Keble Chatterton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Pirates and acts of piracy were not limited to the Caribbean Sea and the 16th and 17th centuries, as is commonly thought, but ranged far across time and place. Men of adventure who took to pirating in classical times around the Mediterranean are featured in these stirring true tales of high-seas treachery. Gripping narratives of corsairs, freebooters,... more...