• 'The Boundless Deep...': The European Conquest of the Oceans, 1450 to 1840

    By John B. Hattendorf

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780916617622
    • Publisher: The John Carter Brown Library
    • Published: September 2003
  • 19th Century Maritime Watercolours

    By Adrian Vincent

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780715392782
    • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
    • Published: April 1990
  • Architectura Navalis Mercatoria: The Classic of Eighteenth-Century Naval Architecture

    By Fredrik Henrik af Chapman

    Our Price: $19.95
    • 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.
  • The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England

    By W.H. Bunting

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780884482871
    • Publisher: Historic New England/Tilbury House Publishers
    • Published: October 2006
    The Camera’s Coast is a wonderful collection of historic photographs, paired with a rich assortment of ephemera—the subtle colors of an old postcard, the seductive details of an advertisement, a gay poster—engagingly captioned by W. H. Bunting. This page-by-page panorama of New England coastal activity from the late-nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries ranges from the ordinary to the extraordinary, from leisure and recreation to hard work. Bunting, a maritime historian, brings old photographs to life with small stories—sometimes humorous, sometimes heroic, sometimes tragic, but always captivating. In this beautifully designed book, additional images from Historic New England's diverse collection of ephemera have been carefully selected by the editors to augment the photographs and to flesh out Bunting’s stories.
  • The Decorative Arts of the Mariner

    By Gervis Frere-Cook

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499477122
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Published: January 1966
  • Greek Marine Painting

    By Manolis Vlachos

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789607169204
    • Publisher: OLKOS
    • Published: January 1993
  • A History of American Marine Painting

    By John Wilmerding

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111392815
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: 1968
  • 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.
  • Jack Tar: A Sailor's Life 1750-1910

    By J. Welles Henderson

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781851493265
    • Published: September 1999
  • John F. Kennedy: Scrimshaw Collector

    By Jr. Barnes

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110159785
    • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
    • Published: 1969
  • Marine Painting In England 1700-1900

    By David Cordingly

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517512296
    • Publisher: CLARKSON N. POTTER, INC.
    • Published: January 1974
  • Nautical Illustrations: 681 Permission- Free Illustrations Ftom 19th Century Sources

    By Jim Harter

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486428352
    • Published: August 2003
    Detailed images ? taken from rare sources ? depict primitive canoes, a Roman galley, ship figureheads, naval battles, dock scenes, lighthouses, pirate ships, steam-powered battleships, and a wealth of other subjects. Brief captions identify pictures, which are arranged chronologically. Irresistible to boating enthusiasts and armchair sailors. Over 600 black-and-white illustrations.
  • Sailing Ships: Prints by the Dutch Masters from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century

    By Irene De Groot

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670615278
    • Publisher: The Viking Press
    • Published: October 1980
    A comprehensive survey of Dutch prints illustrating ships at sea, portraits of sailing ships, sea battles, shipyard scenes, and fishing fleets
  • Tempests and Romantic Visionaries Images of Storms In European and American Art

    By Hardy S. George

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780911919042
    • Published: July 2006
    Taking on a motif central to the Sturm und Drang of Romanticism, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art exhibit recorded in these pages uses paintings of storms to examine features of Romantic art. The paintings include works by Dutch 17th-century painters, by early 19th- century Romantics and their successors, and works by post-Romantics who probed more deeply into the human psyche. Written by curators and art historians from the US and England, the essays cover such topics as the moralization of shipwreck in 1770-1830; observational authority in marine painting; and symbols and expressions in 19th- and early 20th-century American art. Distributed by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (