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.
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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. This is one of three books published by Librairie Tross in 1863, 1865, and 1867 on Cartier's voyages. 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 -.
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.
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.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1868. Hardcover. SCARCE. Good 3/4 leather bound marbled boards. Leather very worn, scuffing & rubbing to boards. Front board detached but present. Interior is very brown with age, but otherwise pretty clean. Faint dampstain to bottom right corner. Contains mathematical tables. Maritime/Navigation MARI/5023. Good.
Model and Allied Publications ARGUS BOOKS LIMITED, 1977. Hardcover. A facsimilie reprint of the 1890 edition. Grey cloth boards with vertical gilt title to spine. Minor wear / short closed tear to spine ends. Rubbing and some soiling to boards. Minor foxing and occasional spots of soiling to some pages. Minor browning to margins. Previous owner sticker to front endpaper. 306 pages plus 99 plates. MAR/040919. Very Good.
New York and Auburn: Miller, Orton, & Co., 1857. Hardcover. First Edition. Bound in the original brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and embossed designs to both boards. Faded gilt illustration of a ship to spine. Chipping and fraying to book cloth along spine ends and corners. Lacks front free endpaper. Previous owners signature to second free endpaper, dating from the late 1800s. More modern blue pen marking to top of title page and top of front pastedown, which appear to be call numbers; however, this is the only evidence of an ex-library marking. Foxing, smudge marks, and occasional spots of soiling throughout - mostly to margins. Slight roll to spine and bumped corners. Includes two frontispieces as well as numerous full page engravings. 517 pages plus 5 pages of ads. ARC/010721. Very Good.
New York: Random House, 1936. Hardcover. Very good tan cloth boards w/blue ink title and vignette to cover and spine. Light soiling to boards, corners still sharp. Interior is tight and clean, light foxing to endpapers. Frontis + many b/w photo plates throughout. Chronicles the author's trips through northern waters. 347 pp. Maritime. MARI/6063. Very Good.
Hartford, CT: Silas Andrus & Son, 1848. Hardcover. Scarce.This later edition recounts the sad events surrounding 43 shipwrecks and other disasters at sea, with numerous illustrations throughout. Bound in green cloth with gilt tilting and decoration to spine. Binding is soiled, bumped, and frayed and front hinge is weak. Some browning and spotting to pages, and pencil signatures and markings to endpapers. Rear free endpaper is missing the top third of the leaf. Some gutters exposed where book was opened flat. Good condition. Small octavo. 360 pages including one page index. MARITIME/072021. Good +.
Washington DC: Goverment Printing Office, 1947. Hardcover. 4to. Black cloth covered boards with faded gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor rubbing, soiling, and bumping to exterior. Remnants of tape to top edge of front board. Minor foxing to end pages and minor browning to edges of pages. Light musty smell. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 164 pages. Letter laid in (was once taped) from Rear Admiral Ellis Reed-Hill. MAR/021819. Very Good.