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  • The Cruise of the Snarkby Jack London

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Captivating tale of true adventures recounts, with wry good humor, the hardships of a two-year voyage aboard a diminutive and leaky craft. Enhanced with 119 original photographs. more...

  • The Kedge Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistantby William Brady

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    Mid-19th-century bible of U.S. sailors; no-nonsense text gives instructions for knotting and rigging, blacking the guns, stationing the crew, dealing with dire emergencies, much more. 70 rare engravings, glossary, 100 pages of useful tables. more...

  • The Voyage Alone in the Yawl Rob Royby John MacGregor

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    Lively record of a 1,500-mile voyage, from London to Paris, on a 21-foot sailboat in 1867 led legions of readers to set out on small-boat adventures of their own. Introduction. more...

  • Jolly Rogerby Patrick Pringle

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Fascinating study of 17th- and 18th-century piracy finds the lore about Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Anne Bonney, and other marauders largely overblown. "Highly entertaining and well-documented." ? The New York Times . 35 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • History of the Buccaneers of Americaby James Burney

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    One of the most comprehensive, accurate accounts of buccaneering by an experienced sailor describes the activities of sea-rovers as renowned for their navigational skills as they were for ravaging ships and terrorizing Caribbean settlements. more...

  • Picture History of American Passenger Shipsby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    More than 100 ships documented, including Leviathan, America, Independence, President Polk, and United States. Detailed captions list tonnage, speed, size, and passenger load. Bibliography. Index. Approximately 200 photographs. more...

  • Greasy Luckby Gordon Grant

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.99

    "Everybody who feels the fascination of seas and ships will be glad of this . . . unique creation of Gordon Grant's pen. . . . The volume is a charming example of artistic bookmaking." ? The New York Times "Mr. Grant skillfully combines in his drawings the romance and reality of the sea. Many of the illustrations have a charm wholly apart from... more...

  • 100 Historic Ships in Full Colorby John Batchelor

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.99

    Accurate, full-color paintings of amazing ships ? from the royal barge of the Egyptian pharaoh Khfu (2657 BC) to the nuclear submarine U.S.S. Seawolf . Extensive descriptive captions. 100 full-color illustrations. more...

  • Under the Black Flagby Don C. Seitz

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Vivid stories trace careers of such notorious brigands as Captain Kidd and Edward (Blackbeard) Teach, along with those of many lesser-known pirates. Riveting accounts will be treasured by historians and maritime enthusiasts alike. more...

  • Steamboats on the Western Riversby Louis C. Hunter

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.99

    Richly detailed definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development ? from construction, equipment, and operation to races, collisions, rise of competition, and ultimate decline of steamboat transportation. more...