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Canadian Pacific Limited, 1936. 12mo (7.5'). Stapled Wrappers. Near Fine [22] + [2, pictorial wrappers] pp. This Canadian Pacific brochure for the sailing of the 'Montrose' from Montreal on June 27, 1936,... [read more] | $20.00

Sunset Playgrounds: Fishing Days and Others in California and Canada.
Aflalo, F. G.

Witherby & Co., London, 1909. [xii] + [2, blank] + (3)-251 pp. in original blue cloth, double-ruled in blind with gilt spine titles; 35 photographs, including frontispiece, all present. The fourth... [read more] | $40.00

Lives of British Seamen
Atkinson, W. A.

John F. Shaw & Co., London; n.d. (circa 1905). Small octavo in blue cloth with gilt titles and art nouveau motif in blind. 192 pp. with frontispiece and two plates in full colour. A readable introduction... [read more] | $15.00

The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake 1577-1580
Bawlf, Samuel.

Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver & Toronto, 2003. A Fine first edition copy in dustwrapper. 400 pp.; illustrated, Notes, Bibliography and Index. An entertaining, if somewhat speculative, work suggesting... [read more] | $15.00

Tugs, Towboats and Towing.
Brady, Edward M.

Centreville, Maryland: Cornell Maritime Press, 1979. Octavo. Hard Cover. Very Good [xi] + 231 pp.; illustrated, glossary, bibliography and index. A sound, clean copy of this classic study. Bookseller ticket... [read more] | $20.00

A Secret Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina
Burton, Richard

London: The Folio Society, 2004. 4to. Cloth. A Fine copy, in Slip Case, of the Folio Society printing of Sir Richard Burton's work first published in two volumes by Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans (1855-6)... [read more] | $60.00

Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po.  By A F.R.G.S.  With Map and Illustrations.
Burton, Sir Richard F.

Pierway Inc. Publishing, Vancouver, 2001.  2 Volumes, Octavo, [x] 303; and [vi] 295 pages; limited facsimile edition of 500 copies. Ours is an un-numbered, out-of-series, copy. Wood engraved... [read more] | $200.00

A Short Tour Through The United States & Canadas October 10th to December 31st, 1832: The Journal of Lieut. George Kirwan Carr.
Carr, Lieut. George Kirwan [Edited with Notes by Deoch Fulton].

New York: The New York Public Library, 1937. quarto (10"). Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine pp. [2] + 3-34; frontispiece reproducing Carr's map of his tour; 2 pages reproducing 4 images of Pendleton's... [read more] | $20.00

Ensayos Sobre Indigenismo
Comas, Juan

Mexico: Instituto Indigenista Interamericano, 1953. First Edition. Octavo. Card Covers. Near Fine Cultural anthropology essays by Comas, ex libris Dr. David Aberle (Columbia, Harvard and University of... [read more] | $50.00

The Cree Journals. The Voyages of Edward H. Cree, Surgeon R.N., as related in his Private Journals, 1837-1856.
Cree, Edward Hodges [Michael Levien, Editor and Introduction]

Nelson Canada Ltd., Toronto, 1981. 276 pp.; map endpapers + 9 other maps; illustrated throughout, b&w and most watercolours of the author reproduced in full colour; one fold-out panorama of Nanking.... [read more] | $20.00

History of the Netherlands East Indies
de Klerck, E. S.

Rotterdam: W.L. & J. Brusse N.V., 1938. First Edition. Royal Octavo. Cloth. Very Good +. Two Volumes; blue cloth with gilt Titles; publisher’s blind stamp on front boards. Pp. xii + 448 pp.;... [read more] | $120.00

Steamboating on the Missouri River in the Sixties
Deatherage, C.P.

Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1998. 8vo. Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine Originally published as booklet by the author in 1924; describes steam navigation of the Missouri River in the 1860's;... [read more] | $10.00

Thirty Years of The American Neptune.
Dodge, Ernest S. [Editor].

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1972. Octavo.. Cloth. Near Fine / Near Fine. A very nice copy, in dustjacket, of this compilation of articles first appearing in the journal 'The American... [read more] | $20.00

Nature’s Argonaut: Daniel Solander 1733-1782. Naturalist and Voyager with Cook and Banks.
Duyker, Edward

The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University, 1998. Already out of print, this scholarly, well-illustrated work is the definitive study of the Naturalist who’s contributions to plant and animal taxonomy... [read more] | $80.00

The Red Star Line and International Mercantile Marine Company
Finch, Vernon E. W.

Antwerpen: Uitgeverij De Branding, 1988. Small 4to. Cloth. Fine / Fine. 151 pp.; bibliography; illustrated throughout; royal blue cloth-covered boards with titles and star in red. From the dj: "Vernon... [read more] | $25.00

Lovely is the Lee
Gibbings, Robert

Robert Gibbings, 1889-1958 The Irish-born author and illustrator, whose work is much sought after by book collectors, as well as those who wouldn’t see themselves as ‘collectors’ but... [read more] | $30.00

Whalers No More: A History of Whaling on the West Coast
Hagelund, W. A.

Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 1987. Octavo. Hard Cover. Signed by author on the half-title. A Fine copy in like dustjacket. 211 pp., illustrated; Index, Bibliography. A very readable history and mythology... [read more] | $15.00

British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas
Hayes, Derek

Douglas & McIntyre; Vancouver, Toronto and Berkeley; 2012, First Edition. Cloth; Folio in dustwrapper. A lovely copy of the updated Historical Atlas of British Columbia that was published in 1999.... [read more] | $40.00

Historical Atlas of California with Original Maps
Hayes, Derek.

Berkley: University of California Press, 2007. Folio (13”), Fine, in dustwrapper. 256 pp.; map endpapers; Catalogue of Maps, Bibliography & Index. Close to 500 original maps reproduced, most... [read more] | $70.00

Understanding Rigs and Rigging
Henderson, Richard

International Marine Publishing Co., Camden, Maine, 1985. Royal octavo, cloth in original publisher’s dustwrapper. [x] + 258 pp.; line drawings and photographs throughout; Index; Bibliography.... [read more] | $25.00