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  • 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 Löve, 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...

  • Picture History of the Andrea Doriaby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    Scores of rare photographs recall one of the most graceful, fast, and luxuriously outfitted ships of the 20th century. Views of lounges and staterooms, shots of the ship in port, depictions of its glorious twin, the Cristoforo Colombo, and other fleet mates are accompanied by extensive captions. 183 black-and-white photographs. more...

  • Architectura Navalis Mercatoriaby Fredrik Henrik af Chapman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings offers a fascinating look at the maritime world of the eighteenth century, documenting merchant and naval ships from various countries. Seventy detailed illustrations chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities, and manner of rigging for packet ships, pleasure... more...

  • Learning to Raceby H. A. Calahan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Classic guide for sailors who want to win yacht races. Expert, detailed discussions of how to get the most speed out of the boat: crew and equipment, the start, taking advantage of tides and currents, tactics, strategy, and much more. Also, thorough discussion of fundamentals. Over 50 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Mahan on Naval Warfareby Alfred Thayer Mahan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Fascinating compendium of writings by one of the world's most influential experts on naval warfare. Over 40 articles cover naval principles, sea power in history and naval and national policies. Wide-ranging coverage of strategic positions, principles of naval administration, growth of British sea power, The Battle of Trafalgar, the moral aspect... more...

  • Donald McKay and His Famous Sailing Shipsby Richard C. McKay

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Rare and valuable study reveals accomplishments of great 19th-century shipbuilder in era of sailing packet and clipper ship. Boston-built McKay clippers?Flying Cloud, Sovereign of the Seas, Great Republic, many more?surpassed in size, beauty, strength and speed all that had gone before. Enhanced with 58 superb illustrations, including a wealth of... 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...

  • Picture History of the SS United Statesby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    More than 150 rare photographs reveal stages in the ship's construction and its christening, as well as intimate views of modern lounges with paneled walls and fireplaces, staterooms and dining rooms, a gymnasium and pool, theatres, a ballroom with cocktail bar, and play decks. Extensive captions provide data on tonnage, size, speed, and other characteristics.... more...

  • Doomed Shipsby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    These true-life adventures unfold amid flames, collisions, and explosions, with frantic calls of SOS and a rush to clamber aboard the lifeboats. Naval historian William H. Miller, Jr., recounts the dramatic stories behind a host of ill-fated passenger ships. He takes readers beyond the newspaper headlines and formal inquiries, offering firsthand accounts... more...