Our Most Recent Catalog
Well, not really. It’s actually a list of seventy-one books, manuscripts, and ephemeral items pertaining to the sea and its history. Representative items include the Trial of Capt. George Crimp, for Piracy and Manstealing; Instructions to be Observed by the Captains or Commanders of Private Armed Vessels; Set of Six Bufford Chromolithograph Cards Depicting Scenes from Greely’s Lady Franklin Bay Expedition; Falconer’s Dictionary – belonging to William Henry, Prince of Wales, with his bookplate, and inscribed by John Masefield to American artist Charles Hopkinson; Archive Documenting Voyages of Captain Paul Stevens Aboard Ship J.C. Humphreys and Bark Catalpa to Nagasaki, Shanghai, Hong Kong – 1862 – 1867; Phipps’ Voyage Towards the North Pole Undertaken by his Majesty’s Command 1773; and the beginning of an epochal flush-out of 200 secondary histories and reference books pertaining to Arctic exploration.
My disdain for black-whatever shopping frenzy does not inhibit me from wishing you all a happy holiday season, or from thanking you for your patronage and support in 2017.
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As you may recall from last week’s post, I resolved to issue a hard copy list, just for the fun of it, for the first time in three years. Maritime List 256 – There Must Be Some Mistake These books are supposed to be on your shelves, not mine. I … More >>