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Here is our latest effort, leading off with a witchy clipper ship sailing card, just in time for Halloween. Maritime List 232 features 70 items, including rare voyages by sea, historical narratives and personal accounts, interesting ephemeral bits – including three new clipper ship cards – and some fascinating manuscript material such as the business records of an early 19th century shipping firm, the whaling log of the brig Anawan, and the log of the ship Siam, in which an onboard murder is recorded. In all, a worthy assemblage. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did collecting it.
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Just a quick thought this morning, as I’m busily trying to get to Maritime List 233 which, if I can ever finish it, ought to be out just after Turkey Day. The thought is this: We like to obsess over the bottom line at bookfairs, but we probably ought t … More >>