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BOATS, TRAINS, & PLANES—a catalog for enthusiasts

This is the first installment of what will be browsing categories for the convenience of folks who prefer to shop online.  It features a selection of merchandise available and is regularly updated to reflect current inventory.








THE SCENTS OF EDEN: A History of the Spice Trade by Charles Corn (1999, Kodansha Intl). Trade paperback in very good condition. Prev owner name/address inside front cover. Binding sound. $6

THE FRIGATES: An Account of the Lesser Warships of the Wars from 1793 to 1815 by James Henderson (1998, Wordsworth Editions, UK). Trade paperback w/ some wear, no writing or marks. Binding sound. $4.50

HIS MAJESTY’S BARK ENDEAVOUR: The Story of the Ship and her People by Antonia Macarthur (1998, Angus & Robertson).  Trade paperback excellent.  86 pages, profusely illustrated.  Captain Cook’s voyage to the south seas to observe transit of Venus.   $5

LOST AT SEA: Great Shipwrecks of History by Ronald Pearsall (1996, Todtri).  Large format hardcover w/ dust jacket lavishly illustrated.  Jacket has some wear; all else fine.  No writing or marks.  Sound.  $12

HARD AGROUND: The Story of the Argo Merchant Oil Spill  by Ron Winslow (1978, Norton).  Ex-lib hardcover with dust jacket in mylar.  Residue from pocket/date slip on ffep. Text clean, binding sound.   Off the coast of Nantucket in 1976.  “In this case, the entire cargo drifted out to sea; but next time we may not be so lucky.”  7.6 million gallons of oil in the ocean is lucky?   For whom?   $7

DEATH RAFT: The Human Drama of the Medusa Shipwreck by Alexander McKee (1976, Scribner’s). Hardcover with jacket very good (jacket has a large chip at upper spine); no writing, clean. Includes chapters on the Gericault painting and comparative disasters of more recent times.  SOLD

THE SPANISH MAIN by Peter Wood, THE ANCIENT MARINERS by Colin Thubron (1979, 1981, TimeLife). The Seafarers Series in blue padded leather only lightly worn. No writing, sound.  $7 each

THE VOYAGE OF THE ARMADA: The Spanish Story by David Howarth (1981, Viking). Hardcover w/ edgeworn dust jacket. No writing or marks. Sound, square. $8

THE MUTINY ON BOARD H.M.S. BOUNTY by William Bligh (1965, Airmont).  Worn mass market paperback, chip out of front cover; a number in black marker inside the front cover, another stamped on title page, and another penciled on back cover.  Tan, binding sound.  Orig publ in 1792.  $2.50

DEMON OF THE WATERS: The True Story of Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe by Gregory Gibson (2002, Little, Brown).  Hardcover in crisp dust jacket.  Clean, sharp, tight.   $8

THE FAMINE SHIPS: The Irish Exodus to America by Edward Laxton (1998, Henry Holt).   Trade paperback very good, clean.   Writing is uneven and illustrations nearly worthless, but worth reading nonetheless. $6

THE LOST FLEET: A Yankee Whaler’s Struggle Against the Confederate Navy and Arctic Disaster by Marc Songini (2007, St. Martin’s).  Hardcover in dust jacket near mint with a trace of wear to the jacket.  $9

SEA OF GRAY: The Around-the World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah by Tom Chaffin (2006, Hill and Wang).  Hardcover with dust jacket very good but with a bit of pencilled highlighting.  Binding tight, square.  $8

HARDLUCK IRONCLAD: The Sinking  and Salvage of the Cairo by Edwin Bearss (1988, Louisiana State UP).  Trade paperback with some wear (creasing on front cover).  Prev owner address label and note on half-title page, marginal stain affects last fifty pages, two dog-ears.  $5

DUEL BETWEEN THE FIRST IRONCLADS by William Davis (1995, Barnes & Noble).  Hardcover w/ dust jacket very good.  Binding tight.  $7.50

RAISING THE HUNLEY: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine by Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf (2002, Ballantine).  Ex-lib hardcover in dust jacket showing some wear.  $8

HISTORY OF AMERICAN STEAM NAVIGATION by John Morrison (1958, Stephen Daye).  Hardcover in worn, faded dust jacket.  No writing or marks.  Sound, square binding.  Orig published in 1903.   Over 50 illustrations by renowned marine artist Samuel Stanton who was lost with the Titanic.  $10

THE SHIP THAT HUNTED ITSELF by Colin Simpson (1977, Stein & Day).  Ex-lib hardcover with jacket in mylar.  Removal of ffep has damaged the binding but all pages secure.  WWI.  $5

THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE LUSITANIA by AA Hoehling and Mary Hoehling (1956, Holt). Ex-lib hardcover w/ dust jacket. Fair condition. A lot of tape residue on endpapers, pocket on rear endpaper. $6

EXPLORING THE LUSITANIA: Probing the Mysteries of the Sinking That Changed History by Robert Ballard with Spencer Dunmore (1995, Warner).  Large format hardcover w/ unclipped but worn dust jacket.  No writing or marks.  Binding sound, but a little cocked.  $12

DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson (2015, Crown).  Ex-lib hardcover with jacket in mylar.  Very good with library identifiers.  Compelling read.  $8.50

THE TITANIC DISASTER HEARINGS: The Official Transcripts of the 1912 Senate Investigation edited by Tom Kuntz (1998, Pocket).  Glossy hardcover, no jacket as issued, nearly new (slight rubbing of gloss).  Sharp boards, clean text, tight, square binding.  $8

TITANIC: The Death and Life of a Legend by Michael Davie (1988, Henry Holt). Trade paperback very good but with prev owner bookplate (with a sinking ship!) on the title page. Light wear. $6

TITANIC: Legacy of the World’s Greatest Ocean Liner by Susan Wels (1997, TimeLife Books).  Hardcover w/ dust jacket excellent, nearly new.  No writing, marks, soil, and only a trace of wear.  $10

THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC: 1912 Survivor Accounts, reprint of Logan Marshall’s original 1912 classic, abridged and edited by Bruce Caplan (2001, Seattle Miracle Press). Trade paperback in excellent condition signed by Caplan. $5

THE STORY OF THE TITANIC AS TOLD BY ITS SURVIVORS by Lawrence Beesley, Archibald Gracie, Cmd Lightoller and Harold Bride, edited by Jack Winocour (1960, Dover).  Newer reprint trade paperback good w/ prev owner bookplate (sinking ship) on front fly.  O/w clean, sound.   $5

“UNSINKABLE”: The Full Story of RMS Titanic by Daniel Butler (1998, Stackpole).  Inscribed by author on title page.  Hardcover in lightly worn dust jacket.  Binding sound, slightly cocked.   $8

DOWN WITH THE OLD CANOE: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster by Steven Biel (1996, Norton). Dust jacket has been clipped; light rubbing, all else like new. $8

GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECKS & SURVIVALS by William Ratigan (1973, Eerdmans). Trade paperback lightly worn. No writing or marks. Binding sound, square. $5

ISLE ROYALE SHIPWRECKS by Frederick Stonehouse (1983, Avery Studios).  Trade paperback in good condition (some wear, soil on back cover).  No writing or marks; text clean.  Sound.  $5

GHOST SHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES by Dwight Boyer (1968, Freshwater Press).  Trade paperback with some  wear; no writing or marks.  Binding sound.  Focus is on 17 ships gone missing.  $5

GHOSTS OF THE GREAT LAKES: More Than Mere Legend by Megan Long (2003, Thunder Bay Press).  Trade paperback like new.  More than mere boats.  SOLD

IF WE MAKE IT ‘TIL DAYLIGHT: The Story of Frank Mays and the Sinking of the Carl D. Bradley as told to Pat & Jim Stayer and Tim Juhl (2003, Out of the Blue).  Trade paperback light wear/reading soil.  Incl 2006 news clipping featuring Mays.  $5

3 DVDS FROM DAVID TROTTER AT UNDERSEA RESEARCH ASSOCIATES  (2005). Steamship Metropole (1903), Two Ships Frozen in Time (the Gilbert, 1914, and the Bridge, 1869), and Titans Clash (the Goodyear in 1910), all went down in the Great Lakes. These three DVDs are ex-lib with some wear. $20 each, all three $50

MIGHTY FITZThe Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher (2005, Bloomsbury).  Ex-lib hardcover w/ dust jacket in mylar.  $7.50

RUM WAR AT SEA by Malcolm Willoughby (1964, US Govt).  Hardcover, no jacket.  No writing or marks, sound.  The US Coast Guard during Prohibition.  $7

THE STORY OF THE AMERICA’S CUP: 1851-1995 by Ranulf Rayner (1996, Warwick).  Paintings by Tim Thompson.  Large format hardcover in jacket, both showing some wear.  Remainder mark; text clean.  Some play in binding but o/w sound.  $10

HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SAILING NAVY; The Ships and Their Development by Howard Chapelle (1949, Bonanza). Dust jacket fair, boards good. Prev owner name on ffep; no other writing. Sound. $9

EMPIRE OF BLUE WATER: Captain Morgan’s Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws’ Bloody Reign by Stephan Talty (2007, Crown). Very good hardcover in jacket. $9

PACIFIC SAIL: Four Centuries of Western Ships in the Pacific by Roger Morris (1987, International Marine). Hardcover w/ rippled dust jacket (faded spine). Prev owner name/address on half-title page. Binding shaken but o/w sound. A few pages rippled but text very good, clean.   One spine end chewed.  Free

PT BOATS AT WAR: World War II to Vietnam by Norman Polmar and Samuel Loring Morison (1999, MBI Publ).  Large format softcover very good w/ prev owner name/info in upper corner of title page.  All else clean and tight.  $6

SIMPLE COURAGE: A True Story of Peril on the Sea by Frank Delaney (2006, Random House).  Hardcover in very good jacket.  No writing.  Story of the foundering of the Flying Enterprise in a 1950s gale in the North Atlantic and her captain’s stand aboard her.  $9

THE YARD: Building a Destroyer at the Bath Iron Works by Michael Sanders (1999, Perennial). Trade paperback light wear. No writing or marks. Sound. $5

SUBMARINE WARFARE: An Illustrated History by Antony Preston (1998, Brown Books, UK). Hardcover w/ dust jacket in very good condition (one corner lightly bumped). Clean, sound. $12.50

THE SITUATION IN FLUSHING by Edmund G. Love (1980, Hardscrabble). Wonderful, warm and witty memoir of growing up in small-town Flushing, Michigan in the early years of the twentieth-century. The railroad that runs through Flushing plays a leading role. Highly recommended. Trade paperback in good condition (some creasing, circular shadow on front cover from an old price sticker), prev owner name/address inside front cover. Binding sound.  SOLD

THE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN RAIL by Christopher Chant (2007, Chartwell). 443 pages, a heavy, compact softcover loaded w/ illustrations, lightly worn. $6

LIMITEDS ALONG THE LAKEFRONT: The Illinois Central in Chicago by Alan Lind (1986, Transport History Press).  Hardcover in excellent condition but no jacket.  No writing or marks.  $12

THE RAILROAD MONOPOLY: An Instrument of Banker Control of the American Economy by John Shott (1950, Public Affairs Institute).  Hardcover worn, binding breaking at title page (tape-repaired).  Fold-out of Railroad Rate Committees and Associations excellent.  No writing or marks.  $8

EARLY RAILWAYS: Pleasures and Treasures by J.B. Snell (1967, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, UK). Hardcover in unclipped, lightly dust jacket. Overall, very good condition. No writing; clean. Sound. $8

LAST TRAIN TO PARADISE: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad That Crossed an Ocean by Les Standiford (2002, Crown). Ex-lib hardcover w/ dust jacket. Who knew? Not this Michigander! Incredible story well-told.  SOLD

WORKIN’ ON THE RAILROAD: Reminiscences from the Age of Steam edited and commentary by Richard Reinhardt (1970, Weathervane Books).  Hardcover in good dust jacket (no tears or chips).  No writing or marks.  Binding has a ‘break’ at rear fly but all pages secure.  $8.50

HEAR THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW: Railroads in the West by Dee Brown (1977, Holt, Rinehart). Author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Jacket has some wear (inch-long closed tear on front cover); all else very good, clean, sound. $9

MAN’S BEST FRIEND: The Story of Shep (undated, The River Press).  12 page pamphlet relates the story of a collie dog who waited five years at the train station in Fort Benton, Montana for his master to return.  Some wear along spine; one-inch split at lower spine.  No writing.  $6

HIGHBALL: A Pageant of Trains by Lucius Beebe (1945, newer reprint Bonanza). Hardcover w/ dust jacket (dj showing some wear at upper spine). Prev owner name/address inside front cover. Text clean, binding sound. $10

ALL ABOARD! The Railroad in American Life by George Douglas (1996, Smithmark). Dust jacket, boards lightly worn. No writing or marks. Binding sound, square. $9

STEAM TRAINS OF THE WORLD by Bill Hayes (1981, Galahad). Large format hardcover with dust jacket lightly worn (small tape repairs along edges). Prev owner name/address inside front cover; no other writing or marks. Binding sound, square. $10

COMPLETE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN RAILWAYS (1996, Regency House). Oversized hardcover in very good dust jacket. A couple bumps along upper edge. No writing or marks. Binding sound, square. $15

THE YEARS OF THE SKY KINGS by Arch Whitehouse (1964, Award Books). The Great War from the perspective of one of its pilots. Mass market paperback lightly worn, clean, tan. Binding sound, square. $3

THE FIRST AIR WAR: A Pictorial History 1914-1919 by Terry C. Treadwell and Alan C. Wood (1996, Barnes & Noble). Excellent condition hardcover w/ dust jacket, but it does have prev owner name/address on ffep. $8

FIGHTING THE FLYING CIRCUS by Eddie Rickenbacker (newer facsimile reprint of 1919 edition, TimeLife). Beautifully bound in blue leather in very good condition (one corner bumped). Appears unread. $10

FLYING HOOKERS FOR THE MACON: The Last Great Rigid Airship Adventure by Thom Hook ( 2001, Airsho). Softcover with wear, corners creased. Inscribed by author to John Gill. Includes a snapshot of the author. $40

HISTORY OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE by David Anderton (1981, Crescent). Large hardcover with good dust jacket. Clean, sound. $15

THE LORE OF FLIGHT (1970, Tre Tryckare, Sweden). Large hardcover, no jacket. Blue boards stained and worn. Text is clean (outer page edges soiled but does not affect interior). Binding sound. In English. Exhaustive, includes encyclopaedic index. $12

THE FOKKER DR.1 AND D VII IN WORLD WAR I by Heinz Nowarra (1991, Schiffer Military History). Oblong trade paperback in very good condition (prev owner name on title page). $5

BE2 IN ACTION by Peter Cooksley (1992, Squadron/Signal Publications). Oblong trade paperback in very good condition (prev owner name on title page). $5

GERMAN BOMBERS OF WWI IN ACTION by Peter Cooksley (2000, Squadron/Signal Publ).  Oblong trade paperback very good w/ prev owner name inside front cover.  Staple binding sound.  $11

WIND IN THE WIRES by Duncan Grinnell-Milne (1968, Ace).  Mass market paperback in very good condition.  Clean, tight, tan.  The celebrated memoir of a World War I British air ace.  $3

THE CANVAS FALCONS: The Men and Planes of World War I by Stephen Longstreet (1995, Barnes & Noble).   Very good hardcover w/ dust jacket neatly taped to inside covers.  No writing or marks.  Binding sound, square.  $8.50

HIGH FLEW THE FALCONS: The French Aces of World War I by Herbert Molloy Mason Jr. (1965, Lippincott).  Ex-lib hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket in mylar.  Many illustrations.  $7

SEPTEMBER CHAMPIONS: The Story of America’s Air Racing Pioneers by Robert Hull (1979, Stackpole).  Hardcover with edgeworn dust jacket (tape repaired).  No writing or marks.  $9

AVIATION IN THE U.S. ARMY 1919-1939 by Maurer Maurer (1987, Office of Air Force History).  Trade paperback; back cover and final pages rippled (inside of back cover dampstained).  No writing.  Binding sound, square.  $7

FLIGHT IN AMERICA: 1900-1983: From the Wrights to the Astronauts by Roger Bilstein (1984, Johns Hopkins UP). Hardcover w/ edgeworn dust jacket. Clean, no writing or marks. Sound. $8.50

THE DELTOID PUMPKIN SEED by John McPhee (1992, Noonday Press).  Trade paperback very good; clean, tight.  McPhee handles the technological exploit of a lighter-than-air ship with his customary craftsmanship and curiosity.  $6 

WINGS OF FAME: The Journal of Classic Combat Aircraft. (1995, 1996) Volumes 1 and 2. Still sealed in factory plastic. $20 each

AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: 29 Classic RAF Aircraft from World War I to the Present Day (1987, Crescent). Large format softcover lightly worn. No writing or marks. Sound.  One spine end chewed.  Free

A-10: Combat Aircraft Series by Bill Sweetman and Lindsay Peacock (1992, Crescent). Fairchild Thunderbolt II. “Dedicated tank killer.” Very good hardcover. No jacket. Clean, sound.   SOLD

AH-64: Combat Aircraft Series by Bill Sweetman and Lindsay Peacock (1992, Crescent). McDonnell Douglas Apache helicopter. Kills people best. (That’s what it says!) Very good hardcover. No jacket. Clean, sound. $7



World War II

U.S. WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II by Paul H. Silverstone (1970, Doubleday). No jacket, hardcover w/ shelfwear. Prev owner name/note on ffep; text clean. Binding has play but o/w sound. Essential reference. $8

U.S. BATTLESHIPS IN ACTION, PART ONE by Robert Stern (1980, squadron/signal publications). Oblong trade paperback in very good condition. $4.50

A BATTLE HISTORY OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (1941-1945) by Paul Dull (1978, Naval Institute Press).  BCE hardcover in edgeworn dust jacket.  Clean, sound, square.  $8.50

DOWN TO THE SEA: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II by Bruce Henderson (2007, Smithsonian Books). Hardcover, dust jacket in excellent condition. Riveting. $9.

THE USS ARIZONA: The Ship, the Men, The Pearl Harbor Attack, and the Symbol That Aroused America by Jasper, Delgado, Adams (2001, St. Martins). Hardcover w/ dust jacket in excellent condition. No writing or marks. $7.50

SINK THE BISMARCK! by C.S. Forester (1963, Bantam). Author of the Hornblower series. Mass market paperback with light wear, sticker on front. No writing or marks. Binding sound. $2.00

NEPTUNE’S INFERNO: The US Navy at Guadalcanal by James Hornfischer (2011, Bantam). Hardcover w/ dust jacket in excellent condition. No writing or marks. Binding sound, square. $9

QUEEN OF THE FLAT-TOPS: The USS Lexington and the Coral Sea Battle by Stanley Johnston (1979, Bantam). Mass market paperback in good condition; light wear, no writing or marks, clean. Fold-out illustration very good. Binding sound. $3

COMBAT COMMAND: The American Aircraft Carriers in the Pacific War by Frederick Sherman (1950, Dutton). Inscribed by author (USN retired admiral) to a former Port Huron neighbor. Hardcover, no jacket, has taken a bad bump to the outer edge of front board resulting in a tear in the board. Spine faded. O/w clean, sound. $95

SEA OF THUNDER: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945 by Evan Thomas (2006, Simon & Schuster). Hardcover w/ dust jacket in excellent condition. No writing or marks. Binding tight, square. $9

U-BOOTE: 1935-1945 The History of the Kriegsmarine U-Boats by Jean-Philippe Dallies-Labourdette (1996, Histoire & Collections). Large hardcover, no jacket. Pictorial boards excellent. No writing or marks. Binding sound. In English. $30

A TALE OF TWO SUBS: An Untold Story of World War II, Two Sister Ships, and Extraordinary Heroism by Jonathon McCullough (2008, Grand Central Publ). Hardcover w/ dust jacket in excellent condition. No writing or marks. $8

MIRACLES ON THE WATER: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack by Tom Nagorski (2006, Hyperion). Hardcover with dust jacket. Prev owner name/address on ffep; no other writing. Binding shaken, cocked. $9

SHATTERED SWORD: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathon Parshall and Anthony Tully (2005, Potomac). Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Prev owner name/address on fly. Light wear. Binding sound, square. $15  

ABANDON SHIP! Death of the USS Indianapolis by Richard Newcomb (1958, Holt). Ex-lib hardcover w/ dust jacket in mylar. Pocket on half-title page. $8

CARRIER WARFARE IN THE PACIFIC: An Oral History Collection edited by E T Wooldridge (1993, Smithsonian Inst Press).  Hardcover in lightly worn jacket.  Clean, no writing.  $8

LANCASTER: A Bombing Legend by Rick Radell & Mike Vines (1997, Chancellor Press). Dust jacket very good w/ sunned spine. Prev owner inscription on ffep; no other writing or marks. Binding sound. $10

THE GATEFOLD BOOK OF WORLD WAR II WARPLANES (1995, Barnes & Noble). 36 pullout gatefolds from the Avro Lancaster to the Yakovlev Yak-3 in excellent condition. Light wear to glossy pictorial boards. Clean, spiral binding inside hardcover boards sound. $8

GUN CAMERA—WORLD WAR II: Photography from Allied Fighters and Bombers Over Occupied Europe by L. Douglas Keeney (1999, MBI). Large softcover in very good condition. Difficult to look at as most of the aircraft pictured are in flames.   $11.50

HITLER’S LUFTWAFFE by Tony Wood and Bill Gunston (1997, Salamander, UK). Large format hardcover w/ edgeworn dust jacket. $20

I FLEW FOR THE FUHRER: A German Fighter Pilot’s Firsthand Account of Combat in World War II by Heinz Knoke (1979, Bantam). Mass market paperback lightly worn/cocked. Clean, sound. $2.50

FORK-TAILED DEVIL: The P38 by Martin Caidin (1971, Ballantine).  Mass market paperback fair; spine taped at both ends.  Prev owner name inside front cover.  Marginal stain affects a few pages.  $3  

MUSTANG: The Story of the P-51 Fighter by Robert Gruenhagen (1976, Arco). Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket (tears along upper edge back cover of jacket), flaps taped to inside covers. Prev owner name on ffep; text clean. Spine slightly skewed, binding sound. $15

HURRICANE & MESSERSCHMITT by Chaz Bowyer and Armand Van Ishoven (1997, Promotional Reprint Co Ltd). Hardcover w/ jacket very good (inscription on ffep, light wear to jacket). $12

FLIGHT INTO CONQUEST by Masajiro Kawato (1978, self-published). Sharp hardcover w/ no jacket (light soil on back cover, spine bottom a little bumped). Inscribed by the author. Text clean, binding tight. $10

THE TIBBETS STORY by Paul Tibbets with Clair Stebbins and Harry Franken (1978, Stein and Day).  Signed by author on bookplate affixed to inside front cover.  Hardcover with worn dust jacket.  Prev owner address label and prev bookdealer stamp on ffep.  Foxing on outer page edges.  Boards shelfworn, binding sound.  Biography of the Enola Gay pilot.  SOLD

PATHFINDER: A War Autobiography by Air Vice-Marshal D.C.T. Bennett (1972, Sphere). Mass market paperback used. Spine cocked, binding sound. No writing. $4 

OVER LORD: General Pete Quesada and the Triumph of Tactical Air Power in World War II by Thomas Hughes (1995, Free Press). Hardcover with dust jacket.   Unclipped jacket lightly worn. No writing or marks. $8

THUNDER IN THE HEAVENS: Classic American Aircraft of World War II by Martin Bowman, photography by Patrick Bunce (1994, Smithmark). Large format hardcover in dust jacket very good. $10

SPIRITS IN THE SKY: Classic Aircraft of World War II by Martin Bowman, photography by Patrick Bunce (1992, Smithmark). Hardcover in dust jacket, light wear. No writing or marks. $10




SEVENTY NORTH TO FIFTY SOUTH: Captain Cook’s Last Voyage by Paul Dale (1969, Prentice-Hall). A modern annotation of Cook’s final journal. His voyage to the South Pacific Islands, Coast of North America, Hawaiian Islands, and Alaska. Ex-school lib hardcover. Unclipped jacket in mylar.  SOLD

PETER FREUCHEN’S BOOK OF THE SEVEN SEAS (1958, Messner). Hardcover in fair dust jacket. Inch-long rip in upper spine of boards. No writing or marks. Binding sound, square. A classic.  SOLD

THE VOYAGE OF THE ROSE CITY; An Adventure at Sea by John Moynihan (2011, Spiegel & Grau). Four months aboard a supertanker, the author was the son of US Senator Danial Moynihan. Hardcover w/ dust jacket (dj has abrasion on rear panel). No writing or marks. $8

SHIP OF GOLD IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Gary Kinder (1998, Atlantic Monthly). Very good hardcover but without jacket. No writing or marks. Fascinating story of Tommy Thompson’s brilliant recovery of the gold aboard the sunken Central America. $9

THE WHALE WARRIORS: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet’s Largest Mammals by Peter Heller (2008, Free Press).  Trade paperback w/ remainder mark and tape repair.  Account of Sea Shepherd’s flagship Farley Mowat encounter with Japanese whalers.  $5

TUNING THE RIG: A Journey to the Arctic by Harvey Oxenhorn (1990, Harper & Row).  Hardcover in edgeworn dust jacket.  Occasional demure pen highlighting.  Binding sound, slightly cocked.  Excellent narrative of a tall ship engaged in whale research.  $8

A WORLD OF MY OWN by Robin Knox-Johnston (1970, 1992, Norton).  Hardcover in very good jacket; clean.  Binding ‘broken’ at title page.  $7

TRAWLER: A Journey Through the North Atlantic by Redmond O’Hanlon (2005, Knopf).  Ex-lib hardcover in mylared jacket.  British…humour.   $9

BAY OF SPIRITS: A Love Story by Farley Mowat (2007, Carroll & Graf).  Ex-lib hardcover in mylared dust jacket very good exc for library stuff.  Details Mowat’s travels along the Newfoundland coast aboard the Happy Adventure.   $8

SOLE SURVIVOR: The True Account of 133 Days Adrift by Ruthanne Lum McCunn (1999, Beacon Press). Trade paperback lightly worn. $5

OF SHIPS AND MEN: A Personal Anthology compiled by Alan Villiers (1964, Arco). Ex-library hardcover w/ dust jacket generally in good condition but a section of illustrations is noticeably damp-stained. $5

ACROSS THE SAVAGE SEA: The First Woman to Row Across the North Atlantic by Maud Fontenoy (2005, Arcade). Hardcover, jacket very good. Not only the story of an amazing accomplishment but a wondrous upbringing as well. $6

KEEP IT MOVING: Baja By Canoe by Valerie Fons (1986, Mountaineers). The most difficult leg of his 28,000 mile Ultimate Canoe Challenge undertaken by amateur Fons and her partner and mentor Verlen Kruger. Hardcover and jacket in excellent condition inscribed by both Fons and Kruger. $30

AMERICA’S VICTORY by David Shaw (2003, Free Press). “The heroic story of a team of ordinary Americans—and how they won the greatest yacht race ever.” Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Trace of wear, spine sunned. Clean. $10

COMEBACK: My Race for the America’s Cup by Dennis Conner with Bruce Stannard (1987,  St. Martin’s).  Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good.  Some dampstaining on the inside of  dj and bleeding of boards is not evident outwardly.  No writing or marks, just a little tanned.  $9  

THE RACE: The First Non-Stop, Round-the-World, No-Holds-Barred Sailing Competition by Tim Zimmerman (2002, Houghton Mifflin).  Trade paperback very good w/ light wear/soil.  No writing.  Binding sound.  Maxi-catamarans.  $6

AROUND THE WORLD ON THE QE2 by Alfred Montapert and William Montapert (1981, Prentice-Hall).  Ex-lib hardcover with mylar-protected jacket.  Ffep is clipped; pocket and date slip on rear flyleaf.  Told in an exceedingly tedious you-are-there style but it has a nice fold-out diagram of QE2.   $9

SOUTH: The Endurance Expedition by Sir Ernest Shackleton (1919, 1999, Signet). Mass market paperback lightly worn, illustrated w/ photos from the expedition. $3

ENDURANCE: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (1959, McGraw-Hill). BOMC hardcover w/ worn jacket. No writing, clean, sound. $7

SHACKLETON’S BOAT JOURNEY by Frank Worsley, narrative intro by Sir Edmund Hillary (1987, Norton). Worsley was captain of the Endurance and a member of the crew to take a small boat eight hundred miles to South Georgia I. Incredible story. Some wear to softcover but generally very good, clean, and sound. $4

WANDERING UNDER SAIL by Eric Hiscock (1986, Sheridan).  Trade paperback like new except for unfortunate  pet stain along upper edge (most evident on back cover and last 30 or so pages).  No writing.  Binding tight, square.  The early days of Hiscock under sail.  Free

GIPSY MOTH CIRCLES THE WORLD by Sir Francis Chichester (1968, Coward-McCann).  BOMC hardcover in worn dust jacket.  No writing or marks; sound.  $8

THE HARD WAY AROUND: The Passages of Joshua Slocum by Geoffrey Wolff (2010, Knopf). Biography of Slocum. Hardcover, dust jacket—excellent condition. $8

BLUENOSE & BLUENOSE II by Keith McLaren (1984, Hounslow Press). Softcover, dampstained. Front cover faded at edges. Prev owner name on front fly. $4

ATLANTIC HIGH: A Celebration by William Buckley Jr. (1982, Little, Brown). Trade paperback very good. No writing. $6

TIME BANDIT: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World’s Deadliest Jobs by Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand (2008, Ballantine).  As seen on TV’s “Deadliest Catch”.   Hardcover w/ unclipped jacket has taken a bump along the upper edge back cover.  No writing; sound.   $7.50

TO THE THIRD POWER: The Inside Story of Bill Koch’s Winning Strategies for the America’s Cup by Paul Larsen (1995, Tilbury House). Hardcover, dust jacket very good. No writing or marks. $10

BY THE GRACE OF THE SEA: A Woman’s Solo Odyssey Around the World by Pat Henry (2003, International Marine). Ex-library hardcover with jacket, good condition. $8

GODFORSAKEN SEA: Racing the World’s Most Dangerous Waters by Derek Lundy (1999, Algonquin Books). The story of the ’96-97 Vendee Globe. Excellent. Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket, good condition. No writing.  SOLD  Also available in trade paper, like new w/ remainder mark. $5

FATAL STORM: The Inside Story of the Tragic Sydney-Hobart Race by Rob Mundle (2000, McGraw-Hill).   Trade paperback w/ some wear. No writing. Sound. Technical jargon does not diminish the dramatic intensity, and ultimate tragedy, at all. $5

SUPERSHIP by Noel Mostert (1974, Knopf). Hardcover in dust jacket. Dramatic portrayal of life aboard a supertanker and the threat it poses to its crew, the coasts and the seas. Sound, clean, terrifying. $9

THE RA EXPEDITIONS by Thor Heyerdahl (1971, Doubleday). Hardcover, no jacket, very good. Clean, no writing, sound. $8

KON-TIKI: Six Men Cross the Pacific on a Raft by Thor Heyerdahl (1952, Rand McNally). Hardcover in worn, unclipped dust jacket. Clean, sound. $8

THE BRENDAN VOYAGE: A Leather Boat Tracks the Discovery of America by the Irish Sailor Saints by Tim Severin (1978, McGraw-Hill). In the spirit of Heyerdahl, proving the possible by doing it. Hardcover w/ worn, clipped dust jacket. Clean, sound. $9

THE CHINA VOYAGE: Across the Pacific by Bamboo Raft by Tim Severin (1995, Addison-Wesley).  Ex-lib hardcover in mylar-protected jacket.  Binding broken at pgs 296-297 (tape repaired).   $4

ONE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY by Clayton Klein & Verlen Kruger (1988, Wilderness Adventure). 7000 miles by canoe from Montreal to the Yukon. Trade paperback worn, sound and square; gift inscription on half-title page.  $7 

THE LONELY LAND by Sigurd Olson (1961, Knopf).  Very good hardcover in vg jacket.  Clean, sound, square.  Five hundred miles by canoe on Canada’s Churchill River.  $10

MIND OVER WATER: Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing by Craig Lambert (1999, Houghton Mifflin).  Ex-lib trade paperback very good.  Wraps have been laminated for long life.  $4.50

RIVER-HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America by William Least-Heat Moon (2001, Penguin). Trade paperback very good, clean, sound (light foxing on teaser page, shallow crease on rear cover). Least-Heat Moon takes a C-Dory (a cross between a lobster boat and a turn-of-the-century tug) from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Anything he writes is well worth reading. This is no exception. $6

AROUND THE WORLD IN 78 DAYS by Nicholas Coleridge (1985, McGraw-Hill). Hardcover in good dust jacket. By boat and train (only occasionally resorting to taxi, elephant or camel), by hook or crook, the author retraces Phileas Fogg’s race around the world. $8 Also available, Around the World in Eighty Days (see fiction).

ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother by Sonia Nazario (2006, Random House). Hardcover in very good dust jacket, clean, slight skew. Enrique travels from Honduras to Laredo, Texas primarily by train. It is not a romantic journey. $10

YESTERDAY’S TRAIN: A Rail Odyssey Through Mexican History by Terry Pindell with Lourdes Ramirez Mallis (1998, Holt). Trade paperback in good condition; initials on front flyleaf. Author criss-crosses Mexico, from Cortes to Chiapas, primarily by train. $6.50

THE FULLNESS OF WINGS: The Making of a New Daedalus by Gary Dorsey (1990, Viking). Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Prev owner name on front fly. Remainder mark. The building and flight of a human-powered aircraft. Excellent!! $10

VERDICT ON EREBUS; An Airline’s Dilemma by Peter Mahon (1985, Collins/Fontana). Trade paperback w/ cocked spine. No writing or marks, some dog-ears. $6

THE SEARCH FOR AMELIA EARHART by Fred Goerner (1966, Doubleday). Hardcover, no jacket. Binding splitting inside both covers; o/w sound, square. Boards lightly worn. Clean, no writing or marks. Chronicles the six-year search undertaken during the 1960s. $6

SKYWRITING: An Aviation Anthology edited by James Gilbert (1978, St. Martin’s).  Hardcover with clipped, edgeworn dust jacket good.   Prev owner name inside front cover.  Foxing on outer page edges.  Text clean, binding sound, square.   39 selections.   $5 

NORTH TO THE ORIENT by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1935, Harcourt Brace).  Second printing.  Hardcover in worn, unclipped jacket (loss at lower spine, chip out of back panel, dime-size spot on front).   No writing.   $8

UPON SILVER WINGS: Global Adventure in a Small Plane by CarolAnn Garratt (2004, self-publ).  Inscribed trade paperback in exc cond.  $5

FLIGHT OF PASSAGE: A True Story by Rinker Buck (1997, Hyperion). In 1966, two teen-age brothers cross-country in a $300 Piper Cub without a cell phone (or even a radio!) Hardcover w/ dust jacket, clean, sound. We should all have such adventurous adolescence. A great story, well-told. $10

WILD BLUE: Stories of Survival from Air and Space, edited by David Fisher and William Garvey (2000, Thunder’s Mouth Press). A great collection with contributions from Lindbergh, Roald Dahl, Beryl Markham, Martin Amis, Tom Wolfe, Saint-Exupery, Ernest Gann, Rinker Buck, Michael Collins, and more. Trade paperback in very good condition. $6

“GENTLEMEN, YOU HAVE A RACE”: A History of the Reno National Championship Air Races 1964-1983 by John Tegler (1984, Wings). Large hardcover in rubbed dust jacket (short tear on back). Blue boards sharp. Prev owner name/date on ffep; no other writing or marks. Binding sound, square. $12

FLIGHT OF THE GIN FIZZ: Midlife at 4500 Feet by Henry Kiser (1997, BasicBooks). Hardcover w/ dust jacket, very good. $10


THE DEATH SHIP: The Story of an American Sailor by B. Traven (1934, 1991, Lawrence Hill Books, NY). By the author of Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Life, and death, aboard a freighter in the 1920s. Trade paperback, light wear. Clean. $5.50

HAUNTED LAKES: Great Lakes Ghost Stories, Superstitions and Sea Serpents by Frederick Stonehouse (1997, Lake Superior Port Cities).  Trade paperback like new!  $5 and HAUNTED LAKES II (2000, LSPC).  More of the same, also like new and only $5

AMERICAN SEA WRITING:  A Literary Anthology edited by Peter Neill (2000, Library of America).  Hardcover, no jacket, glossy pictorial boards, ocean blue cloth spine wrap lightly worn.  No writing or marks.  Binding sound, cocked.  From William Strachey (1609) to John McPhee (1990) a wonderful collection!  $7

THE PIRATES! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe (2004, Pantheon). Small hardcover with jacket very good. Clean, tight. Pirates attack the Beagle w/ Darwin aboard. It’s a stretch. $5

HOARE AND THE HEADLESS CAPTAINS: A Maritime Mystery featuring Bartholomew Hoare by Wilder Perkins (2000, St. Martin’s).  Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket nearly new.  No writing.  Binding tight, square.  $8

A SUPERIOR DEATH by Nevada Barr (1995, Avon).  Mass market paperback worn, cocked.  Prev bookdealer stamp on teaser page.  Anna Pigeon, NPS ranger, tackles murder aboard the sunken Kamloops off Isle Royale.  $3  Many other Anna Pigeon mysteries available.

THE PRESERVATIONIST by David Maine (2004, St. Martin’s).  Ex-lib hardcover in unclipped jacket (jacket and cover art creatively done albeit spoiled by library identifiers).  Tale well-told of that Biblical boater, family and menagerie, made somewhat more believable by Maine than King James.  $6

THE TAKING OF THE GRY by John Masefield (1934, Macmillan). No dust jacket. Boards showing some shelfwear, spine faded. Prev owner name/date in pencil on front fly. Text clean, binding sound, square. $6

A TALL SHIP: On Other Naval Occasions by “Bartimeus” (1916, Putnam).  Pseudonym for Capt Lewis Ritchie, RN.   No dust jacket.  Blue boards lightly worn, stain on rear cover.  Prev owner name/date on ffep; no other writing.  Binding sound, skewed.  “Sketches”.  $12

THE TIDEWATER TALES by John Barth (1997, Johns Hopkins UP).  Trade paperback with only light wear (front cover wants to curl).  No writing or marks.  Binding tight, square.   $6

THE SHIP  by C S Forester (1957, Bantam).  Orig publ 1943.  Mass market paperback book good condition.  WWII.  Other Forester titles available.  $3

TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST and Twenty-Four Years After by Richard Henry Dana, Jr (undated, International Collectors Library). ICL leather. Some shelfwear, spine sunned, upper page edges foxed. Clean, sound. $8

THE OPEN BOAT AND OTHER STORIES by Stephen Crane (1993, Dover). Title story is subtitled: :”A Tale Intended to be after the Fact : Being the Experience of Four Men from the Sunk Steamer Commodore.” The author was one of those men, this was orig published in 1897. Other stories included: “Maggie: a Girl of the Streets”, “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky”, and “The Blue Hotel”. Slim trade paperback in very good condition. $2

THE LIFEBOAT by Charlotte Rogan (2013, Back Bay).  Trade paperback; clean, sound.  Fictionalized version of The Custom of the Sea.  3 stars.  $5

THE WRECK OF THE GROSVENOR by W. Clark Russell (undated, Dodd, Mead). Circa 1920 hardcover, no jacket, very good with some wear/foxing. Gift inscription on blank leaf in pencil, sound, square binding. $7.50

THE SEA WOLF  by Jack London (1989, Readers Digest).  Handsome illustrated volume in new condition.  $8

TRICKY BUSINESS by Dave Barry (2002, Putnam’s).  First, first hardcover in  jacket, signed by the author on front fly.  Appears unread.  A trace of wear to dj. $10  Also available unsigned.  $7

NIGHT OVER WATER by Ken Follett (1991, Morrow).  Hardcover in good jacket.  Prev owner address label on ffep.  Inventive tale of the last flight of a Pan Am Clipper in 1939.  $8

THE BOUNTY TRILOGY in one volume by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall (1940, Little, Brown). The Wyeth edition, first thus. Unclipped dust jacket only fair w/ tape repairs. Prev owner inscription on half-title page. Twelve full-color illustrations by NC Wyeth. Map endpapers. Binding sound, square. $20

WESTWARD HO! or, the Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight by Charles Kingsley (1905, Henry Frowde UK).  Red cloth boards w/ white leather spine wrap.  Cloth a little worn at corners, leather dingy.  Address label remnant inside front cover; no other writing or marks.  Binding tight, square.    $12  Also available in the NC Wyeth illustrated edition, hardcover ex-lib.  $8

THE NECROPOLIS RAILWAY: A Jim Stringer Mystery by Andrew Martin (2006, Harcourt). Trade paperback very good. “Loaded with railway lore.” Set in London, 1903. $5

STATIONS; An Imagined Journey by Michael Flanagan (1994, Pantheon). Unusual. A story based along the railroads of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Beautifully illustrated with paintings by Flanagan, hardcover w/ dust jacket, both very good. No writing or marks. $7

SEVEN DAYS TO PETROGRAD by Tom Hyman (1988, Viking).  Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good though it does have an obvious remainder mark on outer page edges.  Cloak and dagger treatment of Lenin’s famous return to Russia in 1917 by sealed train through Germany.  Fascinating.  $9

ORIENT EXPRESS by Graham Greene (2004, Penguin).  Orig published in 1932.  This reprint is a trade paperback in very good, clean condition (small tape-repair at lower spine).  Intro by Christopher Hitchens.   $5 

MURDER ON BOARD by Agatha Christie (1974, Dodd, Mead). BCE hardcover w/ edgeworn jacket; clean, sound, square. Includes the complete novels: Mystery of the Blue Train, Death in the Air, and What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw! $9

UP IN THE AIR by Walter Kirn (2002, Anchor). Trade paperback w/ light wear. Clean, sound. Smart, stinging satire of a man in pursuit of a million frequent flyer miles, and all the rest of us too. Ouch. $5

PROPELLER ONE-WAY NIGHT COACH: A Fable For All Ages by John Travolta (1997, Warner). Hardcover with dust jacket exposed to damp along upper edge. $3

THE WARRING SKY by Peter Saxon (1970, Beagle).  Mass market paperback worn.  WWI.   $2.50

LORDS OF THE AIR by Graham Masterton (1990, St. Martin’s).  Very good hardcover in good jacket (spine is stained).  No writing.  Aircraft tycoonery during the ’30s.   $8

I WAS AMELIA EARHART by Jane Mendelsohn (1996, Knopf).  Hardcover with clipped dust jacket (dj stained on back panel),  short gift inscription and blind-stamped initials on ffep.   $6



SIGNED AND NUMBERED (1/200) COLOR PRINT OF SAILBOATS by Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, date unknown. A departure from her more iconic renderings of R&B and rock musicians taken during the ‘60s in Detroit, this features docked yachts taken before (or after) a Mackinac race. Windborne out of Menominee, Omega II—Milwaukee, Rocking Horse—Chicago, four or five more. Image: 13 ½” x 10 ½”, frame: 20”x 16”. $100

SIGNED AND NUMBERED LEONARD MERSKY PRINTS.  “Fishing Boats, Hyannis” 84/200, image size 2″x 3″, sepia, matted and framed.  $20  “Mystic Seaport” 187/300, image size 2″x 5″, sepia, matted and framed.  $25

HARBOR WANDERERS: A Michigan Boating Experience by C.J. and Edna Elfont (1999, Sleeping Bear Press).  Hardcover in very good dust jacket (white jacket has only a trace of soil).  No writing or marks.  Binding tight.  Beautiful photographs of many Michigan harbors/marinas.   $7

AESTHETIC ASPECTS OF SHIP AND YACHT DESIGN by J. Guiton (1971, Adlard Coles UK).  Oblong hardcover in very good jacket in fresh mylar.  One corner bumped.  Prev owner info in heavy pencil on ffep.  No other writing or marks.  Sound.   $13.50

THE MARITIME PAINTINGS OF ROBERT TAYLOR (1999, David & Charles). Slipcased, dust jacketed. Gift inscription on ffep and slipcase has some waterstain. All else very fine. $40

WOODEN SHIPS AND IRON MEN: The Maritime Art of Thomas Hoyne by Reese Palley and Marilyn Arnold Palley (2005, Quantuck Lane Press). Dust jacket faded at edges.   Printing error has wrinkled the front endpaper. All else very fine. $12

NUMBERED SIGNED PRINT OF MAYEA AEROPLANE AND BOAT WORKS, FOUNDED 1914 by Bill Rose, 1996. Number 339 of 850, depicts the scene in Fair Haven, Michigan circa 1916 as a biplane/boat taxies from the dock. Image size: 21” x 16 ½”, paper size: 25” x 21 ¾”, unframed. Some smudging in the border does not affect this very colorful and beautiful depiction of local aero/marine history. $150

THE ART OF WILLIAM S. PHILLIPS: THE GLORY OF FLIGHT, text by Edwards Park (1994, Greenwich Workshop). Hardcover, dust jacket in very good condition. No writing or marks. Sound. $11

COMBAT IN THE SKY: The Art of Air Warfare by Philip Handleman (2003, MBI).  Large oblong hardcover in very good unclipped jacket.  Jacket and boards have light wear (no tears or chips).  Prev owner info on ffep.  Binding sound, square.  SOLD

THE DESERT SOUTHWEST: American Design by Nora Burba and Paula Panich (1987, Bantam) Large hardcover w/ jacket in mylar. This is not a book I would ordinarily include in a catalog devoted to boats, trains and planes but one of the homes featured within is a home/hangar and looks like a million bucks or so but still, one can dream… for only $5.00 (weak binding). And think of the savings on hangar rent.

THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL PAPER AIRPLANE BOOK by Mander, Dippel, and Gossage (1967, Simon and Schuster).  Newer reprint, large format softcover in very good condition but upper spine has taken a bump.  No writing or marks.  Binding tight.  Fun and fascinating!  Features the winners of the First International Paper Airplane Competition sponsored by Scientific American–“an event unique in aviation history”.   Instructions included.  128 pages.  $8


MOTOR BOAT BOYS: MISSISSIPPI CRUISE or The Dash for Dixie by Louis Arundel (1912, Donohue).  No jacket.  Green pictorial boards only lightly worn.  Prev owners on ffep (light crayon) and front fly (pencil).  Text clean, binding sound (no cracking) and square. $20

GHOST CANOE by Will Hobbs (1998, Avon).  Trade paperback, back cover corner creased; all else very good.  Setting is Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula.  $1.50

SOS TITANIC by Eve Bunting (1996, Scholastic).  Mass market paperback very good.  $1.50

THE LOST WRECK OF THE ISIS by Robert Ballard (1990, Scholastic).  Large format softcover very good condition.  “From beneath the sea–an ancient Roman ship returns to life.”  $2

THE SEARCH FOR THE SANTA MARIA by John Frye (1973, Dodd, Mead).  Hardcover in very good jacket (some edgewear along upper edge); clean, tight.  Non-fiction, 174 pages.  For the advanced reader.   $4

GREAT LAKES GHOST SHIP: Johnathan Rand’s Michigan Chillers #11 (2005, Audiocraft).  Trade paperback very good.  Is the CG Cutter Mackinaw haunted?  $2

VOYAGING TO CATHAY: Americans in the China Trade by Alfred Tamarin and Shirley Glubok (1976, Viking).  Oblong hardcover in mylar-preserved dust jacket.  No writing or marks.  Contains much of seafaring interest as well as land-based history, profusely illustrated.  $4

THE LITTLE TRAIN by Lois Lenski (1957, Oxford UP). Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket. Jacket worn/creased w/ some soil. Boards have some soil/wear. Endpapers foxed. Text clean. No writing or marks. Binding sound. $15

TRAIN STORIES by Robert Garfield and Jessie Knittle (1949, Golden Story Book). Very good condition, light soil/wear to boards. Text clean, binding tight. $6

THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Van Allsburg (1985, Houghton Mifflin). Light edgewear to dust jacket (no tears or chips), boards slightly warped. No writing, marks or soil. Sound. $5

THE GLORIOUS FLIGHT: Across the Channel With Louis Bleriot by Alice and Martin Provensen (1987, Puffin).  Softcover with some wear/soil.  Charmingly illustrated by  the Provensens and awarded the Caldecott Medal.   $1

THE AVION MY UNCLE FLEW by Cyrus Fisher (1946, 2004, Walker & Co.)  Softcover very good; clean.  Post WWII France glider.  Newbery Honor.  $2.50

KIDS’ PAPER AIRPLANE BOOK by Ken Blackburn & Jeff Lammers (1996, Workman). Softcover. Everything you need to fold and fly. A squadron of 16 bold, bright, custom-designed paper aircraft. Appears complete. Excellent value! Blackburn holds the world record for time aloft for a paper airplane. $4

THE PAPER AIRPLANE BOOK by Seymour Simon (1971, Viking).  Hardcover in good dust jacket; BCE.  No writing or marks, clean, tight.  $3

THE BLIMP BOOK by Hall/Larson (1977, Squarebooks). No jacket. Silver boards shelfworn, Prev owner stamp appears frequently throughout. Date stamps and a brief note on half-title page. For the advanced reader. $6

SPRINGBOARD TO TOKYO by Canfield Cook (1943, Grosset & Dunlap).  No jacket.  Green boards worn along edges, at corners.  Gift inscription in ink on half-title page.  Prev owner name in pencil on ffep.  Binding sound.  A Lucky Terrell Flying Story.  $5

“WE” by Charles Lindbergh (1928, Grosset & Dunlap). “The famous flyer’s own story of his life and his transatlantic flight, together with his views on the future of aviation.” Ex-school (Port Austin) library. No jacket, very worn blue boards, binding weak inside the covers (textblock sound). One instance of bookworm damage. $5

THE INCREDIBLE SPACE MACHINES by Joanne Ryder (1982, Random House).  Large format softcover includes punch-out model of the space shuttle (NASA approved!).  48 pages loose inside wraps.  Excellent condition o/w.  $5



DICTIONARY OF DISASTERS AT SEA DURING THE AGE OF STEAM: Including sailing ships and ships of war lost in action 1824-1962 by Charles Hocking (1990, London Stamp Exchange Ltd).. Complete in one volume. No dust jacket. Blue boards, text, binding all in very good condition. No writing or marks; clean. Misprint on spine has the dates 1824-1862. $150.

THE SHIP’S MEDICINE CHEST AND MEDICAL AID AT SEA (1978, US Dept of HEW).  Hardcover, no jacket, showing some wear, boards a little warped.  Prev owner name/address on ffep; occasional pencil highlighting.  474 pgs, illustrated.  $8

CANVAS AND ROPE CRAFT: For the Practical Boat Owner by Frank Rosenow (1988, Norton).  Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, both very good.  Clean.  $10

SUBMARINE: A Guided Tour Inside a Nuclear Warship by Tom Clancy (1993, Berkley). Trade paperback with some wear. Clean, sound. $5

GREENWOOD’S AND DILLS’ LAKE BOATS: 1998 and 2001 available, very good condition. $12 each

SORENSEN’S GUIDE TO POWERBOATS: How to Evaluate Design, Construction, and Performance by Eric Sorensen (2002, International Marine). Softcover. Trace of wear. Clean, no writing or marks. $6


THE REAL RUNABOUTS II by Robert Speltz (1988, Graphic Publ).   Large format hardcover in good jacket.  230 pgs.  The name of the author is written in the upper corner of the ffep. Is it his signature? Was this his book?  Also includes a catalog and price list.  $20

INBOARD ENGINE, TRANSMISSION AND DRIVE: Service Manual, 3rd Edition (2002, Primedia).  Clymer ProSeries: includes adjustment, maintenance, and repair information for popular gasoline and diesel inboard engines, transmissions and V-drives, jet and surface drives.  Large softcover very good with only light wear.  No writing or marks; clean, sound.   $7

PRIMER OF NAVIGATION by George Mixter (1995, Norton).  Seventh edition.  Hardcover in very good jacket.  Clean, sound.  Has seen little use.  $10

CRUISING THE NORTH CHANNEL by Kenneth Wells (1960, Kingswood House).  Solid clean hardcover in fair jacket.  Northern Lake Huron.  Includes history of the area.  $8

WEATHER, WATER AND BOATING: The Small-Craft Sailor’s Guide to the Weather by Donald Whelpley (1961, Cornell Maritime Press). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket showing some wear. Prev owner name on ffep; no other writing or marks. $5.50

FRUGAL YACHTING: Family Adventuring in Small Sailboats by Larry Brown (1994, Intl Marine).  Trade paperback worn, a little rippled.  No writing, clean.  Binding sound.  A frugal $5

THE ABC OF SAILING by Herbert Stone (1956, Dodd, Mead).  Mottled hardcover, no jacket.   No writing or marks.  122 pgs.  $5

THE GOUGEON BROTHERS ON BOAT CONSTRUCTION: Wood & West System Materials (1985, Gougeon Bros.)  Hardcover (no jacket) slightly worn.  Prev owner name on ffep; no other writing or marks.  Sound, square.  $10

SENSIBLE CRUISING DESIGNS by L. Francis Herreshoff (1991, International Marine).  Trade paperback in exc cond. Nearly new!  $6.50

THE COMPLEAT CRUISER: The Art, Practice and Enjoyment of Boating by L. Francis Herreshoff (1987, Sheridan House).  Trade paperback, wraps lightly worn, one corner creased; clean, tight.  Much more than mere instructional.  $6

UNDER SAIL: Equipment for the Serious Sailor, edited by Tony Meisel (1982, Macmillan). Hardcover, dust jacket. Unclipped jacket lightly worn, rubbed. $11

BETTER SAILING with Bob Fisher (1980, Octopus, UK). Hardcover w/ dust jacket, both worn. Text clean, binding sound. $10

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OUTBOARD MOTORBOATING by Hank Bowman (1955, A.S. Barnes). Hardcover, no jacket. Prev owner name inside both covers, initials inked on outer and lower page edges, notes on rear fep and ink highlighting. Lower corner of front board worn. Binding sound.  SOLD

MARINE ENGINES AND EQUIPMENT by Robert Latham (1962, US Power Squadrons). First edition hardcover, no jacket. Prev owner name on ffep; no other writing or marks. Binding sound.   Incl Rules of Good Boating courtesy of AC Spark Plug, circa 1963. $15

BUILDING THE HERRESHOFF DINGHY: The Manufacturers Method by Barry Thomas (1984, Mystic Seaport Museum). Slim trade paperback, wraps are worn but contents, incl fold-outs, excellent, clean, sound. $4.50

THE FINELY FITTED YACHT: Volumes I and II by Ferenc Mate (1981, Albatross). In one volume. Clipped dust jacket preserved in mylar wrap. Boards lightly shelfworn. Text clean, no writing. Binding sound, square. $11

MULTIHULL SAILBOATS: Sailing, Cruising, Racing by Edward Cotter (1971, Crown). Hardcover in edgeworn dust jacket.. Clean, sound. $8

SKIPPER’S HANDBOOK: Information Every Boater Can Use by Robert Grossman (2000, Bristol). Excellent condition. Plastic comb binding, laminated card covers. $5

CANOE TRAILS OF NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN  (1973,  Wisconsin Tales and Trails).  Softbound in good condition (some wear/creasing).  A little bit of writing and tanning.  Staple binding sound.  $8

GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD HOT SPOTS by J. David Ingles (2001, Kalmbach). Softcover lightly worn; one page creased. Includes two Michigan ‘hot spots’—Durand and Delray. What’s a hot spot? Lots of train traffic. $5

ON MINIATURE WINGS: Model Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum by Thomas Dietz (1995, Airlife Publ, UK). Large format paperback has some wear; covers creased, dinged along lower edge, bumped at upper spine. No writing. Binding sound. $8

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT by Michael Markowski (1979, TAB). No dust jacket. Blue boards lightly worn, light soil. No writing or marks. Sound. Valuable reference for the club library! Incl unused campsite sticker for ’89 Oshkosh. $9

HOMEBUILT HELICOPTER HANDBOOK by Sam Urshan (1956, self).  16 page stapled pamphlet lightly soiled/tanned (some pencilled figures on last page).  Two-inch split in upper spine.  $15

JANE’S FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR I (1995, Studio Editions, London). Large hardcover in good dust jacket (taped to inside of boards).   Prev owner name/date on half-title and title pages. Text clean, binding sound but a little skewed. Remainder mark. $11

MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS by Barry C. Wheeler (1992, Longmeadow). Oblong trade paperback in very good condition; clean, sound. $4.50

STICK AND RUDDER: An Explanation of the Art of Flying by Wolfgang Langewiesche (1972, McGraw-Hill).  No dust jacket; all else like new in this hardcover.  No writing or marks.  SOLD

ANYONE CAN FLY by Jules Bergman (1964, Doubleday).  Shelfworn hardcover, no jacket but o/w good.  Clean, no writing, and solid.  $7

FLYING WITH FLOATS: A Guide to Seaplane Operation and Techniques by Alan Hoffsommer (1969, Pan American Navigation Service).  Hardcover, no jacket.  Clean, sound.  $6

AIRCRAFT IN PROFILE SERIES; Volumes 1, 4, 5, 6, & 8 (1970, Doubleday). Very good hardcovers in poor dust jackets. Volume 1 has prev owner name on ffep; no other writing or marks. All sound, square. May be purchased separately. $8 each  

AIRPLANES OF THE WORLD: 1490-1976 by Rolfe and Dawydoff (1978, Simon & Schuster).  Hardcover in good dust jacket (unclipped, some edgewear, light soil).  No writing or marks.  Binding sound.  482 pages.  $7

FIGHTER WING: A Guided Tour of an Air Force Combat Wing by Tom Clancy (1995, Berkley). Trade paperback with some wear. Clean, sound. $6




ORIGINAL 8×10 PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SIGNING OF JAPANESE SURRENDER ENDING WORLD WAR II. Taken by what appears to be a serviceman while the Japanese foreign minister is signing (the photographer can be seen in a photo taken by a Life photographer), aboard the USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay. In good condition, cheaply framed. $125

THE DETROIT YACHT CLUB RECIPE BOOK (1978).  292 pages, plastic comb binding very good, clean.  $10

SOUVENIR PROGRAM; 55TH BAYVIEW MACKINAC RACE (1979, Bayview Yacht Club). Light wear. 32 pages, staple binding sound. $20

WOODEN BOAT: The Magazine for Wooden Boat Owners, Builders and Designers.  September/October 1989, 15th Anniversary Issue, very good condition.  $10  Also, April 1995, very good cond.  $3

RATE BOOK for travel by rail from various points in Michigan to points throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. Poor condition (back cover and most of front cover gone, final pages damaged, brittle292 pages), date unknown, but to cite one example, you could go from Detroit to Toronto for $6.60 first class, $5.00 second class. No writing, binding sound. $10

RAILROADS: A Book of 21 Postcards, photography by Forrest L. Becht (1996, Browntrout Publ). Slight wear to outer wraps; postcards excellent and all there. No writing or marks. Binding sound. $3

SUPPLEMENT—CENTRAL TERRITORY RAILROADS COMMODITY TARIFF (1970) From the malignant (badass chemicals) to the benign (lunch boxes! croquet balls!) Very good condition, corner creased on the back. No writing or marks. Staple binding sound. $5

BENSEN GYRO-GLIDER: Construction Plans and Building Instructions (1954).  20 page stapled book worn/soiled (probably missing back cover).  Last blank page soiled w/ penciled figures.  Text appears complete.  $20

TWO SCHEMATIC DRAWINGS: Bensen Gyro-glider B6 Rotorblade and Genl Arrangement (1954).  Heavily worn, tape-repaired, soiled, pencil figures.   $10

EXPERIMENTAL MODEL JH-2 HELICOPTER: Construction Data by Albert Tooker (1955, Sandhill Aircraft).  Stapled, unpaginated book worn (last page detached and heavily worn).  Penciled figures, dingy.  And HELICOPTER THEORY AND GUIDE MANUAL by Tooker.  16 stapled pages (last two pages detached and edgeworn), penciled doodling and figures. Marginal chip out of last page.  Both in orig mailing folder, worn and soiled, from Sandhill.   $30

PLAQUE: “my father taught me how to fly”. Whimsical 2 ½ x 7” ceramic plaque on beaded hanger. $7

COLUMBIA SPACE SHUTTLE POSTCARD (1981)  10″x 7″ full color of the Columbia coming in for a landing, the first landing of a space shuttle on a runway.  Some wear at corners (creasing).  No writing.   $6

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