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Lloyd, Clive L. The Arts and Crafts of Napoleonic and American Prisoners of War, 1756-1816. Woodbridge Antique Collectors' Club: 2007. A profusely illustrated history of the intricate and beautiful objects made by American, French and English prisoners of war during the period 1756-1816. Chapters are included on straw-work and marquetry, bone work, ship models, rolled paper-work and paper sculpture, automata and mechanical toys, games and game-boxes, and paintings, as well as Freemason prisoners of war, the brokers and markets for prisoner of war work, and gambling and forgery among prisoners. Objects were drawn from museums around the worlds and the author's own extensive collection. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 334 pages, profusely illustrated in color, dj. New.

Inventory #: 90243
Price: $ 89.50       

Madeira, Grave L., Constance Marshall Miller, Mary S. Page & Ann T. Schutt. Sailor's Valentines. Their Journey Through Time. Schiffer Publishing: 2006. "Seashells from the worlds' oceans have fascinated people since the dawn of time, and they continue to inspire study, collections, and decorative uses today. This new and stunningly beautiful book showcases seashells that have been assembled by shell artists in sailor's valentines, the octagonal-framed plaques with love messages and floral designs that were said to have been made by Victorian sailors as love tokens for their sweethearts at home. Learn their history, lore, and reality, and be introduced to exquisite designs, both antique and contemporary. Over 200 color photographs, maps, and drawings reveal unique sailor's valentines and shell collectors' chests from England, Barbados, and the United States over a two-hundred year period. Modern sailor's valentines, created by 19 shell artists, display creative interpretations of the traditional style with a wide variety of materials. Their beauty is disarming and their appeal is universal. Enjoy this nautical and historic journey through time." Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 158 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 90384
Price: $ 45.00       

[Marine Art] Kunstveilingen. Amsterdam Sotheby Mak van Way B.V. October 28th, 1975. An interesting European auction of furniture, paintings, metalware and more, with two special sections devoted to marine arts- the first features 50 lots of fine ship models, and the second contained more than 100 artifacts of various types from the excavated 18th century ships "Hollandia", "Princess Maria" and others. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 790 lots, b/w illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 30711
Price: $ 35.00       

[Marine Paintings] Fine Marine Pictures. London Christie, Manson & Woods: May 24th, 1968. Includes paintings from the collections of Lady Coningham, David Hotham, Sir Harold Parkinson, and others. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 48 pages, plus 16 b/w plates 155 lots, prices realized list stapled to title page.

Inventory #: 7718
Price: $ 20.00       

Martin, J.H. & Geoffrey Bennett. Pictorial History of Ships. Secaucus Chartwell Books: 1977. A well-illustrated history of sailing and powered ships, both military and commercial. Hardcover. 9.5"x13", 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Cover wear.

Inventory #: 35295
Price: $ 15.00       

McCutchan, Philip. Convoy East. New York St. Martin's Press: 1989. From McCutchan's WWII-based "Convoy" series, featuring Commodore John Kemp, who in this book helps guide a convoy through the dangerous waters of the Med. to Alexandria and Ceylon. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 192 pages, dj light wear.

Inventory #: 6043
Price: $ 10.00       

McPhee, John. Looking for a Ship. New York Farrar Straus Giroux: 1990. John McPhee and a friend who is second-mate on the S.S. Stella Lykes, one of the few remaining US-flag merchant ships, sail down the Pacific Coast to South America as the Captain and crew tell stories of other ships, disaster, greed, courage and the life of a merchant sailor at sea. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 242 pages, dj near fine.

Inventory #: 6150
Price: $ 10.00       

Neill, Peter. Maritime America. Art and Artifacts from America's Great Nautical Collections. New York Balsam / Harry N. Abrams: 1988. Includes art and artifacts from Galveston Historical Museum, Kendall Whaling Museum, Mariners Museum, Mystic Seaport, Peabody Museum, Philadelphia Maritime Museum, and more! Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 255 pages, profusely illustrated in color and b/w, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35304
Price: $ 50.00       

Putnam, George Granville. Salem Vessels and Their Voyages. Salem The Essex Institute: 1924-1930. During the late 18th and early 19th centuries ships from Salem, Massachusetts sailed the world in search of trade and goods. This classic set documents many of those individual ships and their voyages, masters, and owners as they traded in Sumatra, Australia, Calcutta, Madagascar, the Philippines, the South Pacific islands, Africa, and Europe. 4 vols. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 173 + 168 + 164 + 175 pages, many b/w plates. Covers just a little rubbed, but nice bright spines, tight bindings. A nice, clean, pretty set.

Inventory #: 31797
Price: $ 250.00       

Seeler, Katherine & Edgar. Nantucket Lightship Baskets. Nantucket The Deermouse Press: 1972. A standard study of these popular baskets. Well illustrated, with large b/w plates. Hardcover. 8"x10", 124 pages, 2 color and 52 black & white plates. Light cover soil.

Inventory #: 35271
Price: $ 35.00       

Smith, Philip Chadwick Foster. More Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum. Salem The Peabody Museum of Salem: 1979. A catalog of paintings and drawings given to the Museum between 1967 and 1977, as well as logbooks, and corrections to the first catalog of the collection (published in 1968). Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 166 pages, black & white and color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35301
Price: $ 65.00       

Stillwell, Paul (ed.). Air Raid: Pearl Harbor! Recollections of a Day in Infamy. Annapolis Naval Institute Press: 1981. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 299 pages, b/w illustrations, dj a fine copy in an fine jacket.

Inventory #: 2553
Price: $ 25.00       

Vose, Margaret Lentz. Identification of the Origins and Sources of Selected Scrimshaw Motifs of in 18th and 19th Century Contemporary Culture. Margaret L. Vose: 1992 / Ann Arbor, UMI Reprints. A wide-ranging survey of folk motifs as used in scrimshaw and their sources. A dissertation submitted to New York University. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 453 pages very poor b/w reproductions of photographs a reprint from the original microfilm. New.

Inventory #: 90258
Price: $ 65.00       

Walmsley, Leo. Fishermen at War. Garden City Doubleday, Doran: 1941. "An exciting account of the exploits of British fishermen engaged in some of the present war's most hazardous tasks -patrolling, lifeboat work, and mine sweeping". Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 302 pages, b/w illustrations, dj jacket quite worn and soiled book a bit soiled.

Inventory #: 6551
Price: $ 10.00       

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