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Fans of lakes and oceans will definitely enjoy Biblio's collection of antique and rare maritime books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From books and reports on the demise of the doomed Titanic cruise to books on maritime and navel architecture, there are plenty of rare maritime books to entertain those who are passionate about travelling through water. Some of the rare maritime books in the Biblio Rare Book Room focus on specific voyages and trips, and other books focus on detailed accounts of ship maintenance.



AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, ZUBDAT UL AKHBAR AL MUTA'ALLIQA BIL BIHAR. ON HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN MARINEAND CAPTAINS by SHEHRI ZADE (SEHRIZADE) ABD UL ALIM IBN MEHMET SAID (D. 1736 AD.)

1748 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. OTTOMAN TURKISH TEXT OF AN UN RECORDED WORK OF THIS OTTOMAN SCHOLAR. THIS BOOK IS AN ABBREVIATION OF HIS WORK: AL TUHFAT UL MUSTAFAWIYYA, WHICH IS DEDICATED TO AN OTTOMAN OFFICIAL CALLED MUSTAF...

From Archive

$50,000.00


A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; In which the coast of North-West America has been carefully Examined and accurately Surveyed. Undertaken By His Majesty's Command, Principally with a view to Ascertain the Existence. by Vancouver, George (1757-1798); Vancouver, John [editor]

London: Printed for G.G. And J. Robinson and J. Edwards, 1798. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; In which the coast of North-West America has been carefully Examined...

From Minotavros Books

CA$11,500.00


THE SEA-MAN'S DICTIONARY: OR, AN EXPOSITON AND DEMONSTRATION OF ALL THE PARTS AND THINGS BELONGING TO A SHIPPE: TOGETHER WITH AN EXPLANATION OF ALL THE TERMES AND PHRASES USED IN THE PRACTICE OF NAVIGATION. by MAINWARING, Sir Henry, Knight.: (spelt Manwayring)

Composed by that able and experienced sea-man Sr Henry Manwayring, Knight: and by him presented to the late Duke of Buckingham, the then Lord High Admirall of England. I have perused this book, and find it so universally necessary for all sorts of men, th...

From Roger Middleton

£4,950.00


AL KANZ AL MUKHTAR FI KASHF AL ARADHI WA AL BIHAR, THE SECOND AND MOST RARE ED. PRINTED IN THE OFFICE OF TOPJIYYA NEAR CAIRO by RIFA'AA BADAWI RAFI' AL TAHTAWI (TRANSLATOR)

Egypt: Maktab ut Tobjiyya (the artillery press), 1834 Book. As New. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. ONE OF THE MOST RARE PRINTING OFFICES IN THE EARLY PRINTING HISTORY IN EGYPTE AFTER THE FRENCH PRESS, MAKTAB AL TOPJIYYA (artillery office) WIHICH ...

From Archive

$6,500.00


MARDI: AND A VOYAGE THITHER by Melville, Herman

London: Richard Bentley, 1849. Three volumes. Octavo. Mottled 18th century calf (yes, 18th century!), neatly and sturdily rebacked at a recent date in matching calf, with raised bands, gilt rules, contrasting red and black gilt labels, new endsheets. Boa...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$6,250.00


A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEA, undertaken by command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's Ship the Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh. by BLIGH, Lieutenant William.:

Published by Permission of the LORDS COMMISSIONERS of the ADMIRALTY. London, printed for George Nicol, bookseller to His Majesty, Pall-Mall, 1792.. Including an account of the MUTINY on board the said ship, and the SUBSEQUENT VOYAGE of Part of the Crew, ...

From Roger Middleton

£3,950.00


TARIFFA DE I PESI E MISURE CORRISPONDENTI DAL LEVANTE AL PONENTE E DA UNA TERRA E LUOGO ALL’ALTRO QUALI TUTTE LE PARTI DIL MONDO by BARTHOLOMEO DI PASI DA VINETIA

VINETIA, 1540. Rarissima opera del 1540 di una delle prime guide per i mercanti scritto da Bartholomeo di Pasi da Venezia. Si tratta di un manuale per i pesi e misure del Mediterraneo e dell'Est ad uso dei mercanti veneziani del XVI secolo, una delle...

From Sephora di Elena Serru

€4,000.00


THE MARINE VOLUNTEER, containing the exercise, firings, and evolutions of a battalion of infantry. To which is added sea-duty and a supplement. by O’LOGHLEN, Terence.:

London, printed for the author, and sold by W. Griffin, in Catharine-Street, in the Strand, MDCCLXVI.. FIRST EDITION 1766. 8vo, approximately 205 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, 2 folding plates at rear, pages: [8], 1-126, [2], last blank R4 present, bound in fu...

From Roger Middleton

£2,500.00


A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the Direction of Captain Edwards In the Years 1790, 1791, and 1792 by George Hamilton

Berwick: Printed by and for W Phorson; B. Law and Son, 1793 An extremely scarce 1st edition copy. Classed as 'fair' because it is lacking the frontispiece portrait and has been rebound in a more recent (?1960's) full leather binding. HMS Pando...

From E C Books

£2,000.00


Decouvertes des Francois, En 1768 & 1769, dans le sud-est de al Nouvelle Guinee. Et Reconnoissances posterieures des memes Terres par des Navigateurs Anglois qui leur ont impose de nouveaux noms; Precedees De l'Abrege historique des Navigations & des Decouvertes des Espagnols dans les memes Parages. Par M.***, ancien Capitaine de Vaisseau by Fleurieu (Charles Pierre Claret)

Paris: De L'Imprimerie Royale, 1790 A good copy of the 1st edition complete, with 11 folding charts and maps and 1 folding plate. Fleurieu had a naval military background and became a leading politician and promoter of South Seas exploration. This cop...

From E C Books

£1,800.00


Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes. Containing a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and others by Purchas, Samuel

Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1907. 20 Volume Set. Octavos [23 cm] Blue cloth with gilt stamped titles on backstrip and gilt device to front boards. Top edge gilt. Bookplate (or faint glue residue from) on front pastedown. All volumes near fine. Nic...

From Tschanz Rare Books

$2,250.00


THE SOVERAIGNTY OF THE BRITISH SEAS. Proved by records, history, and the municipall lawes of this kingdome. Written in the yeare 1633. By that learned knight, Sr John Boroughs, keeper of the records in the Tower of London. by BOROUGH, Sir John. (Burroughs).:

London, printed for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at his shop at the Princes Armes in St Pauls Church yard, 1651.. FIRST EDITION 1651. Small book, 12mo. approximately 125 x 70 mm, 5 x 2¾ inches, pages: [10], 1-165, lacks first and last blank leav...

From Roger Middleton

£1,500.00


DICTIONAIRE DE MARINE Contentant les Termes de la Navigation et de L'Architecture Navale. Avec les Regles & Proportions qui doivent y etre observees. Ouvrage Enrichi de Figures. ... by Aubin, Nicolas] -

Amsterdam: Chez Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier, 1722. Pp. [xii], 776. Extra illustrated title-page, title-page in red & black with engraved vignette, frontispiece coat of arms, 18 engraved plates (includes 1 folding) of ships, navigational instru...

From Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB

CA$2,500.00


Kort en Bondigh Verhael, van't geene in den oorlogh, tusschen den Koningh van Engelant &c de ... Heeren Staten der vrye Vereenigde Nederlanden, en den Bisschop van Munster is Voorgevallen.. by [n.a.]

Amsterdam: Marcus Willemsz, Doornick, 1667. 1st Edition. Very Good. 12mo (large). Bound in full vellum. Title on spine in ink. Original Dutch Edition. 256 p.p., with 10 plates of in-text engravings including title page depecting scenes of naval battles....

From Minotavros Books

CA$2,250.00


Short Notes on the Winds, Weather, & Currents Together with Sailing Directions and Remarks on Making Passages; to Accompany a Chart of the Indian Ocean. With Two Illustrations. by Rosser, W, H,

London: James Imray and Son, 1883 Blue card w/ cloth spine, New Publications advertisments rear. Foldout map, Passages in the Indian Ocean, front, Preface Index. Instructions to Binder. Currents in the Indian Ocean, foldout chart, 72 pgs. Extremely Rare O...

From Open Door Books

$1,715.00


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