London and Toronto, New York: J. M. Dent and Sons and E. P. Dutton & Co, (1931). Hardcover. 8vo. Light blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Fading to spine. Interior is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout and charts to the rear. Index, 254 pages. NAV/022111. Very Good.
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London and Toronto, New York: J. M. Dent and Sons and E. P. Dutton & Co, (1931). Hardcover. SCARCE IN DUST JACKET. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and minor rubbing to corners. Top corner of page 110 is torn away. Else is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout and charts to the rear. Beige and blue illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing and browning to spine panel and a few small chips to the edges. Index, 254 pages. MAR/071319. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1967). First Edition. Hardcover. Very good white cloth boards with a little foxing and slightly faded spine. Small area of grey paint to top corner of rear board. Nice grey endpapers; Beautiful b/w and color photographs, diagrams of yachting; 164 pages. Maritime. MARIT/10032. Very Good.
Paris: Librairie Tross, 1863. Hardcover. This is a later edition of this book which was originally published in 1545. Explorer Jacques Cartier made three voyages to Canada, the first in 1534. This volume in French recounts his voyages, makes corrections and additions to the original book, and provides other notes about their encounters. Bound in three quarter leather with marbled brown paper boards. Leather is scuffed along spine with wear to hinges and corners rubbed. Crack / bump to front board near edge with chipping to paper. Marbled endpapers. The recto of the ffep has a stamp that is partly rubbed out. Interior is in very good condition. Measures 5 x 8 inches. 69 pages. TRAV/122820. Very Good.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1921. Hardcover. First Edition. Includes many illustrations. Grey cloth boards with white title to spine and yellow title to front cover. Illustration of a ship to spine and front cover. Rubbing to spine title. Minor wear to edges of boards, corners, hinges, and spine ends. Heavy browning to pages, especially in margins. Occasional smudge marks to margins. Previous owners name in pen to front endpaper. 259 pages. MAR/040919. Very Good.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good minus blue cloth boards w/bright gilt ship design and light blue border stamped on cover; gilt title to spine. Circular cup stain to front board, light soiling as well; front bottom corner is lightly bumped. In VG minus illustrated d.j. (chipping, creasing, taped along front hinge) Map endpapers, interior is yellowed but clean; hinge cracked between title page and verso but rest of binding is tight. 421 pp. + ads. Maritime. MARI/5293. Very Good -.
New York: Horizon House, 1936. Hardcover. Cloth Boards. Very Good Plus/Good. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine and front board. Gilt illustration of naval officer to front board. Gilt to spine is slightly faded. Light wear to edges of spine and corners. Interior is browned along margins and is foxed lightly on some pages. Browned end pages. Gold dj with blue illustration to front panel. Dj has large open tear to rear panel, rubbing to panels, and heavy wear/chipping to top edges. Tightly bound. Appendixes, 226 pp. NAV/040504. Very Good +.
New York: The Henry Holt Company, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Very Good+ in light green cloth with paper title-label on spine. Brightly colored full page plates and in-text black and white woodcut illustrations. Small tear to margin of frontispiece illustration. Owner name on front flyleaf. Illustrated end pages. Slight sunning to edges of boards and light wear to edges. 331 pages. Navigation. NAV1/6151. Very Good +.
Elliot Island MD: Dogwood Ridge Books, (2006). Paperback. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Fine in white and illustrated paper wrappers wiht dark blue and grey title to front wrapper and dark blue title to spine. Author's inscription to half title page. Else is pristine with black and white photographic illustrations throughout. 241 pages. MD/020619. Fine.
Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed by the author and noted "My Copy." Occasional text markups with pen, possibly by Footner himself. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Creasing and tears to edges of jacket. Illustrated. 305 pages. MD/011420. Very Good / Very Good.
South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition. "As the journal of a common American seaman during a cruise to police the illegal slave trade on the West African coast from 1859 to 1861, Willie Leonard's journal will interest antebellum American historians, but it deserves a much wider audience because of C. Herbert Gilliland's superb editing achievement" (John Schroeder, Univ. of Wisconsin). Fine in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright. In illustrated dust jacket with navy blue spine panel titled in white. 413 pages. MAR/030719. Fine / Fine.
San Francisco: H. R. Coleman, 1872. hardcover. Originally published in 1835, this was the first novel to deal with whaling in Nantucket, and had some influence on the writings of Herman Melville. The book is based on the career of profiteer Kezia Coffin (1723-1798), whose corrupt activities were in contrast to the productive labors of her husband [Wikipedia]. Bound in contemporary publishers brown cloth, with tears to top and bottom of spine and chip to middle of spine, bumping and rubbing. Front hinge detached from text block but holding. Interior pages are generally clean. Gutters are pulled open on a few pages where book was laid open. Good +. Still a nice copy of a relatively uncommon title. 336 pages. MARI/122720. Good +.
New York: Hyperion, (1998). Hardcover. 8vo. Fine dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt decoration to front board. Pristine interior with full color illustrations throughout. Near fine blue illustrated dust jacket with gilt title to front and spine panels. Slight edgewear to dust jacket. 92 pages. Maritime. NAV/041316. Fine / Near Fine.
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. COMMEMORATIVE NUMBERED AND SIGNED FIRST EDITION PRESENTED TO GEOFFREY M. FOOTNER. NUMBER 18. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends and corners. Presentation plate with author's signature pasted to front free end paper. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Slight wear to dust jacket includes light rubbing and a small black stain to bottom edge of front panel. Index, 227 pages. MAR/081619. Near Fine / Near Fine.
John Boydell and Hurst, Robinson & Co., 1777. Claude Lorrain was an artist of the Baroque era who was active in Italy, and is admired for his achievements in landscape painting. These Mezzotint engravings are after his original designs in the Collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire. Richard E. Arlom, a highly respected English mezzotint engraver, executed these prints in the manor and taste of the drawings. Print method is Mezzotint engraving on heavy stock paper, measuring 268 x 410 mm. or approximately 10.5 x 16.25 inches. Archivally matted. #49693. Fine.
New York: Hearst Marine Books, 1983. Hardcover. 4to. 56th edition. "The indispensable boating reference recommended by U.S. Power Squadrons and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary." Blue leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Pristine interior with many illustrations. Tight binding. Blue dj with color illustration to to front panel and white title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges and corners. There are several closed tears to spine of dj. Minor scuffing to jacket. Index, 623 pp. MAR/012105. Very Good Plus in Very Good dj.
Annapolis: Department of Natural Resources, 1976. Hardcover. Folio. Original wrapper bound in with textblock. Modern blue linen binding, gilt title to spine. Interior has water staining to fore edge of some pages, but text is bright and colorful charts and maps readable. Pages lightly rippled due to liquid damage. 60 pages. Maritime. MARI/6273. Very Good.