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RICHES FROM WRECKS: THE RECOVERY OF SUNKEN CARGOES
Written by Fergus Hinds.
Stock no. 1826585
Published by Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd.. 1st 1995. Very good condition.
A topic of fascination to all manner of mariners; by deliberately non-specialist presentation the glamour and fun of real-life treasure hunting may be relished by anyone. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w and colour photos and diagrams. ISBN: 0851746233. SIGNED by the author (with inscription) to verso of half-title page. Spine faded from red to white, title to spine almost invisible. Uneven fading to spine edge on front board, tiny patch to rear board. Contents clean.
The incredible story of the discovery of the Pandanan wreck in the Philippines, a 15th century merchant vessel loaded with 5,000 pieces of remarkable preserved, priceless ceramics. Large format. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour maps to endpapers and colour photos throughout. ISBN: 9719171901. A few marks to dustwrapper and some light scuffing. Else a very nice copy.
An astonishing history of top secret underwater operations - which combined big business with fantastic feats of seamanship and underwater engineering - this book reveals how more than 100,000 tons of non-ferrous metals (with a 1992 value exceeding Â£100,000,000) have been recovered from wrecks in depths of up to 1,000 feet of water. Blue boards with gilt title to spine. B/w and colour photos. ISBN: 0952274701. Board corners lightly bumped. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
The Story of a North Sea Fisher-Boy. Grey pictorial cloth with picture of a fisherman to front and spine. 8 b/w plates. 352 pages plus 32 page book catalogue to rear. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Covers grubby. Prize plate to front pastedown. Grubby fingermarks to page margins. Endpapers partly browned.
The Atlantic, the only ship that ran out of coal in 1873, resulting in the loss of lives of 562 people. The blunder of the engineer combined with the negligence of the master to produce one of the worst maritime disasters the world has ever known. Burgundy boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0900976500. SIGNED by the author to title page (with personal dedication). A few minor marks to boards. A few minor foxspots to prelims. Pictorial dustwrapper is browned to verso and faded to spine.
RESCUE OF THE BOUNTY: DISASTER AND SURVIVAL IN SUPERSTORM SANDY
Written by Michael J. Tougias; Douglas A. Campbell.
Stock no. 2133338
Published by Scribner. 1st 2014. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
The harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of 'Bounty' - the tall ship used int he classic 1962 movie 'Mutiny on the Bounty' - which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. Blue cloth spine with silver title, blue paper boards. B/w photos. 227 pages. ISBN: 9781476746630. Spine very slightly bumped. Wrapper lightly rubbed at edges with a vertical crease on rear flap.
Hurricane Sandy, The Sailing Ship Bounty, And a Courageous Rescue at Sea. White paperboards, grey spine with silver title. B/w plates. 288 pages. ISBN: 9780451465764. Spine slightly bumped. Wrapper slightly rubbed at edges. Black mark to lower edge of textblock not affecting contents which are fine.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 1902616138.
Oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0860236005.
The adventure of the author in 1933 when he sailed from Tahiti to Pitcairn. Some uneven fading and a little mottling to covers. Vertical creasing to some pages of prelims. Page browning with a little foxing. Wrapper is a bit grubby with some creasing and small nicks.
Black boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0285630512. A few grubby marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is faded to spine, with some edge-creasing.
A true story of cannibalism in an open boat. Blue cloth, white titles and vignette. 7 woodcuts by Kurt Wiese, 7 b/w photographs. 271 pages. A few scattered foxspots to prelims else contents fine. Covers bright.