• America and the Sea: Treasures from the Collections of Mystic Seaport

    By Stephen S. Lash

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300114027
    • Published: November 2005
    The book features a selection of more than two hundred of the most important objects - many of them never before published - from the collections of Mystic Seaport, one of the finest maritime museums in the world. Included in this stunning book are masterpieces of maritime painting by such artists as James Bard, James E. Buttersworth, and Isaac Sheffield; exquisite photographs of classic yachtsand sailing scenes; and diverse prints and watercolors. Unique examples of American folk art - yarn paintings, reverse paintings on glass, sailors' valentines, shadowbox ship models, and ships in bottles, and more. Color/b&w illus.
  • American Marine Painting

    By John Wilmerding

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780917046018
    • Publisher: VIRGINIA MUSEUM
    • Published: June 1988
    Tear to cover at spine.
  • American Marine Painting

    By John Wilmerding

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810918610
    • Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
    • Published: October 1987
  • Antonio Jacobsen-the Checklist

    By Harold S. Sniffen

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780917376399
    • Publisher: SMITH GALLERIES
    • Published: June 1984
  • Architectura Navalis Mercatoria: The Classic of Eighteenth-Century Naval Architecture

    By Fredrik Henrik af Chapman

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486451558
    • Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
    • Published: November 2006
    First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings offers a fascinating treatise for model builders, naval historians, and maritime enthusiasts. Documenting merchant and naval ships from various countries, it features 70 illustrations that chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities, and manner of rigging.
  • British 19th Century Marine Painting

    By Denys Brook-Hart

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780902028326
    • Published: June 1976
    Written to be of both narrative and reference value, this volume is the most comprehensive and practical book available on the subject. It contains details of well over 500 artists. Indexes of artists and subjects. Nearly 240color/b&w illus. 370p.
  • Early Sea Painters 1660-1730

    By Frank B. Cockett

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781851492305
    • Published: January 2006
    A unique introduction to a fascinating group of early maritime painters working in England between about 1660 and 1730 of whom relatively little is known: Isaac Sailmaker, Jacob Knyffm J.K.D. van Beecq, Adrian van Diest, L. Castro, L.D. Man and H. and R. Vale. Pictures by these painters have been appearing in British sale rooms more frequently and their work is increasingly sought after by collectors. Illus., 58 in color/47 in b&w. 160p.
  • Graven by the Fishermen Themselves: Scrimshaw in Mystic Seaport Museum

    By Richard C. Malley

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780913372272
    • Publisher: Museum
    • Published: June 1983
  • In Praise of Sailors: A Nautical Anthology of Art, Poetry, and Prose

    By Herbert W. Warden

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810980822
    • Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
    • Published: September 1987
    Book is in good condition but has some slight foxing to the upper edge. Also there is a small tear to the spine of the dustjacket.
  • Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum

    By Stuart M. Frank

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781567924527
    • Publisher: David R Godine
    • Published: June 2012
    By the middle of the nineteenth century, the New England port of New Bedford was among the ?ve richest cities in America. Its wealth was derived from a single source – whale oil, the “fossil fuel” of the early Industrial Revolution, providing light and lubrication to the burgeoning economy of young America. The New Bedford whaling ?eet was the most numerous, adventurous, and far-ranging in the world, setting off on voyages that often lasted for three or four years and extended as far as the Antarctic and Siberia.When the whalemen were not engaged in hunting whales or routine maintenance, some of their time was spent carving materials harvested from the whales themselves: the teeth and bones of sperm whales, baleen from right and bowhead whales, and walrus tusks acquired by barter from Native people in the Arctic. The resulting practical and decorative objects, often intricately carved and carefully crafted, would provide mementos and treasured souvenirs for loved ones back home, at voyage end. The range of the work is extraordinary – not simply the decorated sperm whale teeth that the word “scrimshaw” ordinarily brings to mind, but also crimpers and canes, umbrellas and swifts. Anything that could be made of ivory and bone was considered fair game.The collection at the New Bedford Whaling Museum is the largest, most varied, and most representative in the world. And in this book, with the subject's leading expert, curator Stuart M. Frank as your guide, you will be introduced to every possible permutation of these whalemen's fancies. The 700 detailed and dramatic photographs are stunning, the captions revealing, and the stories behind the objects themselves compelling. If the arts of the sea and the sailor hold any interest, this comprehensive survey from the best collection in existence will keep you enthralled and is surely destined to be considered the last word on the subject for decades to come.
  • Marine Painting: An Historical Survey

    By William Gaunt

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670457632
    • Publisher: VIKING
    • Published: March 1976
  • Marine Paintings and Drawings In Mystic Seaport Museum

    By Dorothy Brewington

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780913372258
    • Published: December 1982
  • Maritime America: Art and Artifacts from America's Great Nautical Collections

    By Peter Neill

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810915275
    • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    • Published: September 1988
  • Old Sea Paintings. The Story of Maritime Art as Depicted By the Great Masters

    By E. Keble Chatterton

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111645577
    • Publisher: London: John Lane the Bodley Head / Dodd Mead and Company, New York
  • On a Painted Ocean: Art of the Seven Seas

    By Peter Neill

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780814757871
    • Published: December 1995
    Rubbing and short tear to dust jacket.