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DU GUAY-TROUIN, (Réné). Memoires. Augmentés de son éloge, par (Antoine-Léonard) Thomas. Rouen, de l'imprimerie privilégiée, 1785.Sm.8vo. Original marbled calf, spine richly gilt with red morocco title-label. With engraved portrait, folding plan of Rio de Janeiro and 5 folding engraved plates depicting sea-battles by Meunier. XXXVI,338 pp. These memoires were first published in Amsterdam in 1730 as a pirate edition, extracted from an unfinished manuscript. The first official (and complete) French edition was published in Paris in 1740, after the author's death. Pierre Mortier, the well-known Amsterdam bookdealer, published in the same year an 8vo edition, which was reprinted several times. Admiral Duguay-Trouin (1673-1736) is one of the most illustrious French seamen and corsairs. He inflicted many defeats on England and Dutch warships and in 1711 captured Rio de Janeiro from the Portuguese. 'A popular autobiographical account of one of the most prominent naval figures of the Louis XIV period' (James Ford Bell Library D309). 'The glory and reputation of the famous corsair are sufficient to account for the number of editions which have appeared up to the present' (Borba de Moraes I, p.273). - A very fine copy.Sabin 29198; Polak 2854. [Boeknr.: 33484 ]

€ 475,00

DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, (Henri-Louis). Élémens de l'architecture navale, ou traité pratique de la construction des vaisseaux. 2me edition revue, corrigée & augmentée par l'auteur. Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1758.4to. Later mottled calf. With engraved frontispiece, 10 engraved vignettes after Nicolas Ozanne and 24 engravings on 23 folding plates. XLIV,484 pp. First published in Paris in 1752. - The first training manuel for aspiring naval constructors written by the founder of the school for students of naval engineering and architecture at the Louvre in 1741. - (Small library-stamp on title-page). - A fine copy of this first practical manual on naval architecture.Cat. NHSM II, p.748; Polak 2860: cette seconde édition est plus recherchée, elle comporte le chapitre X, qui ne figure pas dans la première. [Boeknr.: 32900 ]

€ 2750,00

DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, (Henri-Louis). Grondbeginselen van den scheepsbouw, of werkdadige verhandeling der scheepstimmerkunst; in't Fransch beschreven .. en in het Neerduits gebracht door een liefhebber der vrye kunsten. Zynde deeze vertaaling, onder het opzigt van twee beroemde Hollandsche scheepsbouwers, verrykt, met eenige aantekeningen, voor ongeoeffende in de Fransche scheepstimmerkunst en in de meetkunde. 's Gravenhaage, Amsterdam, Ottho van Thol & Gerrit de Groot, 1759.4to. Modern half calf. With title-page printed in red and black with fine engraved title-vignette and 9 engraved head pieces by Nicolas Ozanne and 24 engravings on 23 folding plates. 349,XX pp. First Dutch edition; first published in Paris in 1752 Éléments de l'architecture navale; ou traité practique de la construction des vaisseaux. The first training manuel for aspiring naval contructors written by the founder of the school for students of naval engineering and architecture at the Louvre in 1741. - A fine copy of a landmark in the development of naval architecture. Cat. NHSM II, p.748; Polak 2859 (French ed.). [Boeknr.: 34755 ]

€ 2750,00

DUTCH SHIPPING. DE NEDERLANDSCHE SCHEEPVAART. DUTCH SHIPPING. Haarlem, H.B. Robbers, (1930). Large oblong folio. Original cloth gilt. With many photographic plates and advertisements. Depicting images of luxurious Dutch ship interiors of the Royal Holland Lloyd, the 'Nederland' Royal Mail Line, Holland-America Line, Rotterdam Lloyd Royal Mail Line, Royal Netherlands Steamship Co., Royal Packet Navigation, Java-China-Japan Line and Holland-Africa Line. - Scarce. [Boeknr.: 4619 ]

€ 150,00

EIDEM, O. & O. LÜTKEN. Vor sømagts historie en populaerhistorisk fremdstilling paa grundlag af J.C. Tuxens den Dansk-Norske sømagts historie. København, Ernst Bojesen, (1903).Original decorated cloth. With many illustrations. 864 pp. [Boeknr.: 22342 ]

€ 95,00

ENDICOTT, W.C. Captain Joseph Peabody. East India merchant of Salem (1757-1844). A record of his ships and of his family. Edited and completed with a sketch of Joseph Peabody's life by W.M. Whitehill. Salem, Peabody Museum, 1962. Cloth. With plates. XV,358 pp. [Boeknr.: 29317 ]

€ 65,00

EQUIANO, Olaudah. Equiano's reizen. De autobiografie van een negerslaaf. (Uitgegeven door) Paul Edwards. Haarlem, Fibula-Van Dishoeck, (1977). Wrappers. With illustrations. 114 pp. Curious autobiography by Olauda Equiano, born in Eboe (Benin) in 1745 and sold into slavery as a boy. A classic work of black writing including an account of the wreck of the slaver Nancy in the Bahamas. [Boeknr.: 20596 ]

€ 15,00

FARRINGTON, Karen. Ship wrecks. London, Parkgate Books, 2000. Folio. Pictorial boards. With many photographic plates. 144 pp. Chronological history of marine archeology starting with Kyrenia ship, 288 B.C. Cyprus, till the shipwreck of the Sea Empress, 1996 Mildford. [Boeknr.: 33285 ]

€ 25,00

FENTON, Edward. The troublesome voyage of captain Edward Fenton 1582-1583. Narratives & documents edited by E.G.R. Taylor. Cambridge, 1959. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 21 maps and illustrations. LVII,333 pp. Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, 113. - First full account of the privateering voyage of Edward Fenton which proved to be a failure. [Boeknr.: 21031 ]

€ 30,00

FINCH, Roger. The ship painters. Lavenham, Terrence Dalton, 1975. Boards, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations (several in colours). 136 pp. [Boeknr.: 32072 ]

€ 30,00

FINDEN & BARTLETT, William Henry. The ports, harbours, watering-places, and coast scenery of Great Britain. Illustrated by views taken on the spot, by W.H. Bartlett; with descriptions by William Beattie. London, George Virtue, 1842.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary richly decorated gilt morocco, rebacked with the original gilt spines laid down (rubbed), a.e.g. With frontispiece portrait of Queen Victoria, woodcut of Blackwall and 125 steelengravings (incl. 2 frontispieces and title-pages), with the tissue guards. (4),190; (4),155 pp. The first edition was issued in 1838 Finden's ports, harbours and watering places of Great Britain. This is the revised, much enlarged edition. - The plates present the harbours and shores of England, Scotland and Wales in the most dramatic, picturesque, or romantic light possible. Depictions of port cities range from stormy scenes of wreckage to calm sunny days. The romantic views by William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) are among the best produced in the 19th century. The plate of the lighthouse of Berwick in volume one is shown as title-vignette in volume two. William Beattie (1793-1875) wrote the descriptions. - (Some light foxing as usual). - A staggering work with the 'Views taken on the spot'. Andres 353. [Boeknr.: 29132 ]

€ 375,00

FLANAGAN, Laurence & Robert STÉNUIT. Schatten van de Armada. (Brussel, Gemeentekrediet, 1985). Large 8vo. Wrappers. With many illustrations (some in colours). 208 pp. Exhibition organised together with the Ulster Museum in Belfast. [Boeknr.: 3353 ]

€ 30,00

FRENCH BATTLE-FLEET. Verzeichnuss der Frantsösischen Kriegs-Schiffe/ wie alt dieselbige seyen/ von ihrer Ladung/ Geschüts/ Mannschafft/ und derselben Befehlshaber. (No pl., ca. 1670).Broadside. Ca. 38 x 30 cm. Inventory of the French battle-fleet giving the names of the ships and towns of construction, date of construction (between 1641 and 1669), burden, number of guns and crew. - (Blank margin skilfully restored). [Boeknr.: 29054 ]

€ 350,00

FRERE-COOK, Gervis. (Ed.). The decorative arts of the mariner. London, Cassell, (1966). 4to. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations (several in colours). 296 pp. [Boeknr.: 32056 ]

€ 45,00

GAILLARD, Karin. Gezonken schatten. Keramiek uit scheepswrakken. Zwolle, Waanders, 2020. Boards. With 90 illustrations. 160 pp. Dealing with ceramics and other objects found on board eight shipwrecks from the ninth to the nineteenth centuries. The finds tell fascinating stories about the Maritime Silk Road in Asia. This opens up a hidden world of international trade and exchange. [Boeknr.: 35889 ]

€ 25,00

GAUNT, William. Marine painting. An historical survey. New York, The Viking Press, 1976. 4to. Decorated cloth, with dust-jacket. With 242 illustrations (some in colours). 264 pp. The author has included brief biographies of the artists whose works are illustrated and discussed. [Boeknr.: 35420 ]

€ 30,00


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