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Book Image Signed autograph letters of a leading French naval official at Toulon up to the Second Empire

[AUTOGRAPH]. BAUDIN, Charles.

[Collection of 14 signed, mostly autograph letters].
Toulon, 1842-1849. 8vo and 4to. Letters in black and brown ink on paper (11 with the "prefecture maritime" letterhead), 1 with its original envelope and 3 originally folded, addressed and sealed for posting without an envelope.
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Book Image The first French edition of Brandt's life of Michiel de Ruyter

BRANDT, Geeraert.

La vie de Michel de Ruiter duc, chevalier, lieutenant amiral général de Hollande & de Oüest-Frise. Où est comprise l'histoire maritime des Provinces Unies, depuis l'an 1652. jusques à 1676. Traduite du hollandois ...
Amsterdam, Pieter and Joan Blaeu for Waesberge, Boom, Van Someren and Goethals, 1698. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, full-page engraved portrait, 7 double-page engraved plates by Bastiaen Stoopendaal, and 1 full-page engraved plate by J. Mulder. Early 18th-century calf, gold-tooled board edges.
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Book Image The advantages of steam vessels, with 5 large folding plans

CAMPAIGNAC, Antoine Bernard.

De l'état actuel de la navigation par la vapeur et des améliorations dont les navires et appareils a vapeur marins sont susceptibles; suivi de notes explicatives, tableaux, projets, etc.
Paris, L. Mathias (back of half-title: printed by Guiraudet & Jouaust), 1842. 4to. With 5 large engraved folding plans and a letterpress folding table. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold- and blind-tooled spine.
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Orders and Information  € 1250



Book Image Dutch corvette attacked by daimyo opposed to foreigners in Japan
First edition with 5 tinted maps

CASEMBROOT, François de.

De Medusa in de wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864.
The Hague, Van Cleef brothers, 1865. 8vo. With 5 tinted lithographed folding maps. 19th-century half cloth, covered with the original publisher's wrappers.
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Orders and Information  € 5000



Book Image Extensively illustrated guide to seamanship

COMTE, Pieter le.

Praktikale zeevaartkunde en theoretische kennis, voor handel en scheepvaart.
Amsterdam, widow of Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1842. 2 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (27 x 25 cm). With numerous tables in text and 121 engraved plates (numbered I-CXX plus LIII A), showing 684 numbered illustrations (1 coloured by hand) all engraved by D. Veelwaard after drawings by Le Comte. Modern brown morocco.
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Orders and Information  € 1350



Book Image Portuguese shipwreck off the coast of Africa, a classic of Portuguese literature

CORTE REAL, Jeronimo.

Naufragio, e lastimoso successo da perdiçaõ de Manoel de Sousa de Sepulveda, e Dona Lianor de Sá, sua mulher, e filhos, vindo da India para este reyno Náo chamada o Galiaõ grande S. João,...
Lisbon, Francisco Rolland, 1783. Small 8vo (15 x 11 cm). Contemporary limp vellum.
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Orders and Information  € 650



Book Image A standard navigational directory for the Indian Ocean

FINDLAY, Alexander George.

A directory for the navigation of the Indian Ocean, with descriptions of the coasts, islands, etc., from the Cape of Good Hope to the Strait of Sunda and Western Australia, including also the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; ...
London, Richard Holmes Laurie, 1876. 8vo. With 16 lithographed charts (2 printed in red and black; 4 in blue, red and black), mostly double-page or folding, and 12 illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-blocked brown cloth, title, etc. in gold on front board and spine.
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Book Image Masting and rigging, with 25 plates

FORFAIT, Pierre Alexandre Laurent.

Traité élémentaire de la mature des vaisseaux, a l'usage des élèves de la marine; ... Seconde édition, ... considérablement augmentée ... Suivi d'un mémoire sur le système de construction des mâts d'assemblage en usage dans les ports de Hollande ... 
Paris, Bachelier (back of half-title: printed by De Fain), 1815. 4to. With 25 engraved folding plates and with several tables folded because they exceed our copy's margins. Contemporary green half calf, gold-tooled spine.
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Orders and Information  € 950



Book Image Rare proclamation on herring fishery: only copy located of the first edition of the 1615 version

[NETHERLANDS - STATES OF HOLLAND & WEST FRIESLAND - PROCLAMATION].

Placcaet ende ordonna[n]tie, beroerende het vanghen, souten, havenen, packen, op-hooghen ende legghen van den harinck, &c.
Delft, Bruyn Harmansz. Schinckel, 1615. 4to. With the woodcut device of the States of Holland and West Friesland in a scrollwork cartouche on the title-page. Disbound.
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Orders and Information  € 450



Book Image Guide to the Dutch standard method of calculating latitude in the 19th century

HAZEWINKEL, Abraham Cornelis.

Handleiding om op verschillende wijzen de breedte buiten den middag of meridiaan te vinden, door waarnemingen aan de zon of sterren; … Tweede druk.
Amsterdam, widow of Gerard Hulst van Keulen, 1839. 8vo. With a lithographed plate and several letterpress tables. Contemporary boards.
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Book Image Rules and regulations for hiring sailors for the herring fleet

[NETHERLANDS - STATES OF HOLLAND & WEST FRIESLAND].

Placcaet ende ordonnantie, beroerende die boodts-ghesellen die haer metten stierluyden verhuyren, hoe lange sy varen moeten, ende hoe sy betaelt sullen worden.
The Hague, Hillebrant Jacobssz. van Wouw, 15 February 1619. 4to. With the woodcut Dutch Garden device on the title-page. Disbound.
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Orders and Information  € 600



Book Image A valuable account of the Greek islands, with a large folding chart

[KINSBERGEN, Jan Hendrik van].

Beschryvinge van den archipel, tot nut van den krygsman, zeevaarenden en handeldryvenden.
Amsterdam, 1792. 8vo. With a large folding engraved sea chart (57.5 x 68.5 cm). Publisher's original flexible boards covered with blue paper.
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Orders and Information  € 1850



Book Image First edition of the first French translation of Kippis's Life of Captain James Cook,
in the rarer issue and with 2 extra-added portraits

KIPPIS, Andrew.

Vie du Capitaine Cook, traduite de l'Anglois ...
Paris, [Charles-Joseph Panckouck], 1789. 4to. With 2 extra-added portraits of James Cook, one (bound in) by Klauber after Dance ("proefdruk"), dated 1793, engraved for Pasteur's 13-volume Dutch edition of Cook's voyages; and the other (loosely inserted) by Strunck, engraved for the second edition of Reis naar de Zuidpool (1793), a Dutch translation of Cook's second voyage. Contemporary mottled sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.
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Orders and Information  € 950



Book Image Spanish pamphlet on England's ill-fated attack on Cádiz in November 1625

[MILITARIA - CÁDIZ EXPEDITION].

[Drop-title:] Copia de un papel impresso en Olanda, hecho en noviembre passado de 1625. En el qual no se nombra el Autor, ni tampoco la parte adonde fue impresso. Y contienne lo siguiente en nuestra lengua Castellana.
Zaragoza, "Imperial ciudad de Augusta" [= Zaragoza], 1626. Folio. Disbound, with a blank endleaf at the end.
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Orders and Information  € 1950



Book Image First extensive naval history with 45 engraved maps & illustrations

MORISOT, Claude Barthélemy.

Orbis maritimi sive rerum in mari et littoribus gestarum generalis historia.
Dijon, Pierre Palliot, 1643. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With engraved title-page, 1 folding engraved view, 23 engraved maps and 21 other engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary half sheepskin.
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Orders and Information  € 4950



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