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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Infamous Piratesby Ezra Strong

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    Despite his relatively conventional background?wealthy family, excellent education?Captain Misson of Provence went to sea at age sixteen, and in following his utopian vision became one of the forebears of the French Revolution. When, due to misadventure, he became the saintly pirate captain of the ship Victoire (renamed Republic of the Sea), he... more...

  • Classic Sailing-Ship Models in Photographsby R. Morton Nance

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    Loving tribute to the often startlingly beautiful sailing vessels of a bygone age, charmingly depicted in over 120 handsome photographs and 28 drawings. Flemish Carrack, c. 1450; the Norske Lve, 1634; the 90-gun Albemarle, 1680; a Venetian trading Galeass, 1726; a Dutch East Indiaman, c. 1740; and the Great Republic, an American clipper, 1853. more...

  • The Buccaneers of Americaby Alexander O. Exquemelin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Includes exploits of the infamous Henry Morgan and his burning of Panama City. more...