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10605 . Bureau Veritas, International Register of Shipping. Rules and Regulations for the Building and Classification of Steel Vessels, Year 1912 .
Click for larger imageParis: Bureau Veritas, [1912]. Square quarto, Quarter cloth , tables and diagrams , xxxii, 287 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     Detailed compilation of shipbuilding standards as of 1912. Includes rules for the construction of steel vessels, rules for the construction of vessels intended to carry oil in bulk, regulations as to the quality and tests of materials, and much more. Of course 1912 is a significant year because it is the year the Titanic was lost, and this contemporary reference contains relevant and detailed information. There are 4 tables on specifications for rivets and riveting, for example, and another 4 tables on specifications for watertight bulkheads. Bound in tan paper over boards with cloth spine, blue endpapers. Upper board printed in black. Some soil to exterior, rubs to extremities, short tear to cloth at lower edge of upper board. Oval stamp of Bureau Veritas New York on front free endpaper. Nice copy.  

Book #10605
$150.00    order or inquire Naval Architecture titanic rivets ship classification construction standards Specifications Ships Shipbuilding classed vessels

7335 . Gibbs, James A., Jr. Pacific Graveyard: A narrative of the ships lost where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean .
Click for larger imagePortland: Binfords & Mort, Publishers, (1950); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographs , [x], 173 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Colorfully written in the language of the seaman, this book shows why the 50 mile area of water in and around the Columbia River Bar has long been called the "graveyard of the Pacific." Tales of the hundreds of ships and lives lost here through storm, sand, fog, fire, collision, and explosion. Several historic photographs. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with black spine and upper board titles, small black bordered illustration stamped on upper board. Touch of faint spotting to cloth, slight browning to endpapers along hinges. Jacket has mild browning along spine, light rubs at joint and fore edge folds, and a few rubbed wrinkles at head of spine.  

Book #7335
$25.00    order or inquire Disasters at Sea Shipwrecks Columbia River Bar Oregon coast Tankers Storms Lighthouses Pescawha U.S. Army Ferry Arrow

8466 . Hurley, George and Suzanne. Shipwrecks and Rescues Along the Barrier Islands of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia (Signed) .
Click for larger imageNorfolk/Virginia Beach: Donning Company, Publishers, (1984); First printing. Quarto, Hardcover , black and white photographs, illus. , 176 pages. Condition: Near fine. No dust jacket.
     Well illustrated history of lifesaving along this stretch of the Atlantic coast. Many anecdotes about specific wrecks and specific U.S. Life Saving stations. This book is #256 in an edition of 2,000, SIGNED by both authors a limitation bookplate at top edge of front pastedown. Bound in dark blue leather-textured paper over boards with gilt-stamped scene on upper board, gilt-stamped titles to upper board and spine. Slight bump to lower fore corners of boards, otherwise clean, crisp copy.  

Book #8466
$75.00    order or inquire Maryland U. S. Life Saving Service U.S. Coast Guard Shipwrecks Disasters At Sea delaware Virginia Cobb Island Ocean City

6986 . Krotee, Walter and Richard. Shipwrecks off the New Jersey Coast .
Click for larger imagePhiladelphia: (s.n.), 1965; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , Black & white drawings by Richard Krotee , viii, 114 pages. Condition: Good.
     A comprehensive diving guide to the locations of over 400 wrecks off the coast from Cape May to the approaches to New York Harbor. Many include details of the sinkings, cargoes aboard, etc. Indexed list including ship name, latitude of wreck, year of sinking, and depth along with FOUR (4) fold-out charts at rear. See ALBION, p. 143. Pictorial black paper covers with cloth reinforced spine. Minor edge wear, a few edge wrinkles to covers, mild foxing to textblock edges, and a slight bump to heel of spine. Complete and sturdy.  

Book #6986
$95.00    order or inquire Shipwrecks Scuba Diving New Jersey Morro Castle Salvage Atlantic Coast Disasters At Sea Treasure Hunting Marine Archaeology

8677 . Procter, George H[enry]. (1835-1917) [Proctor]. The Fishermen's Memorial and Record Book… .
Click for larger imageGloucester: Procter Brothers, 1873; First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , Black & white engraved cuts , iv, 172 pages + ads. Condition: Near Fine.
     Subtitle continues: "…Containing a list of vessels and their crews, lost from the Port of Gloucester from the year 1830 to October 1, 1873, embracing a period of nearly half a century; comprising fourteen hundred and thirty-seven names, and two hundred and ninety-six vessels, including those lost in the gale of August 24, 1873. It also contains valuable statistics of the fishing business, off-hand sketches, big trips, tales of narrow escapes, maritime poetry, and other matters of interest to these toilers of the sea." Really a wealth of specific information on the men and boats of the fishing grounds out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Several pages of period advertising by local firms at rear. HOWES #P626; SABIN #65942. Bound in dark brown cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board. Old prior owner inscription at top fore corner of front free endpaper. Minor extremity bumps, a bit of shallow fraying to cloth at head of spine, minor old dampstain to top and bottom inner margin of last few leaves. Binding sound, hinges strong.  

Book #8677
$175.00    order or inquire Fisheries Shipwrecks Massachusetts Commercial Fishing First Editions Americana New England lost at sea cod fish

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