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  • DUEL BETWEEN THE FIRST IRONCLADS. by Davis, William C.
    Davis, William C.
    DUEL BETWEEN THE FIRST IRONCLADS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed account of the famous Civil War battle at sea between the Union's "Monitor" and the Confederacy's Virginia, the redesigned and rebuilt U.S.S. Merrimack. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Documentation, sources, index. x, 201 pp. ISBN: 0-385-098685.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 55502
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  • THE ECHOES OF L'ARBRE CROCHE. by Johnston, Donald.
    Johnston, Donald.
    THE ECHOES OF L'ARBRE CROCHE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Harbor Springs, Michigan: Lord & Allerton, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel centering on a large ship-owing firm in the Great Lakes in 1915. SIGNED on the title page. xii, 325 pp. ISBN: 0-96471390X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64123
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  • ALL TAUT or Rigging the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #5. by Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    ALL TAUT or Rigging the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #5.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1898 (c 1886). Hardcover - The fifth book in this series which focuses on the reformatory effects of getting boys at Beech Hill Industrial School involved in a boat building project. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 2 glossy internal plates. 339 pp plus 10 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, black, gilt and cream illustrations. Missing the front endpaper, but otherwise a tight and straight copy, bright and attractive covers.

    Book ID: 76035
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  • STEM TO STERN or Building the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #4. by Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    STEM TO STERN or Building the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #4.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, (c 1885). Hardcover - The fourth book in this series which focuses on the reformatory effects of getting boys at Beech Hill Industrial School involved in a boat building project - a story of adventure on Lake Champlain and its shores, but one which also incorporates many facts about boats and boat building. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 2 glossy internal plates. 324 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, black, gilt and cream illustrations. Missing the front endpaper, but otherwise a tight and straight copy, bright and attractive covers.

    Book ID: 76036
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  • ALL ADRIFT or The Goldwing Club, The Boat Builder Series #1. by Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    ALL ADRIFT or The Goldwing Club, The Boat Builder Series #1.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, (c 1882). Hardcover - The first book in this series which focuses on the reformatory effects of getting boys at Beech Hill Industrial School involved in a boat building project - a story of adventure on Lake Champlain and its shores, but one which also incorporates many facts about boats and boat building. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece, illustrated title page and 1 glossy internal plate (although the title page refers to 8 illustrations, there is no list of illustrations or signs that any are missing.) 340 pp. plus 9 pp publisher's ads. Both the list at the front and in the ads at the back include all 6 titles in this series.

    Condition: Good overall in embossed dark green cloth with gilt panels on the front cover and spine (front hinge starting, sticker on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 76292
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