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MARITIME LIST 193
"I know, I know... Old and Rare Maritime Books & Ephemera"


Catalog 193
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Posted July 14, 2010


"I know, I know... Old and Rare Maritime Books & Ephemera"

I know, I know... I said no more printed catalogs, but I can’t resist. Printed catalogs are fun, and they’re good advertising, too. This one contains some of our more interesting recent acquisitions, including a tragic whaling log, an extra-illustrated copy of Magoun’s book on the Constitution, a rare Philadelphia clipper ship card, and the scrapbook of a young lady who joined the WAVES in 1943.

Please go to our homepage to read our new blog, “Bookman’s Log - A weekly blog of news, gossip, recent adventures and acquisitions, and deep thinking about the antiquarian book trade.”

You can email your orders to tenpound@tenpound.com, or telephone 978 283 5299. (We lost our fax capability with the destruction of our old building). Postage is $5 for the first book, $2 for each additional. Mass. residents must pay .0625% sales tax. We accept MC, Visa, PayPal and check.

Greg, Joe and Amanda

The Fine Print

Books are in Good to Very Good antiquarian condition unless stated otherwise. Ink signatures and bookplates not noted unless they significantly mar the appearance of the book. Postage is $5.00 first book, $2.00 each additional book inside U.S. Other orders will be billed at cost. All domestic shipments are insured. Email or telephone orders are suggested and may be left any time. For a live answer try calling 978 283 5299 between 12 and 5 daily, Mon.-Sat. When leaving a message please give the item numbers you desire and your phone number. No response to a message left on our machine means prior sale. Payment - We accept MC, Visa, PayPal, check or money order. WE DO NOT RETAIN CREDIT CARD NUMBERS, so if your are paying by MC or Visa you’ll have to provide that information. (Our answering machine at 978 283 5299 is secure.) We will ship and bill prior customers and institutions. New customers and overseas orders are requested to pay with order in U.S. dollars or upon receipt of a pro forma invoice.

Copyright Ten Pound Island Book Co.

DESCRIPTION- All books "8vo" or "12mo" (about the size of a standard novel) unless otherwise described. "4to" designates a larger book, up to about 12 inches tall, and "folio" a still larger book. "16mo" and "32mo" are smaller sizes, down to about 3 inches tall.

CONDITION- Books are in Good to Very Good antiquarian condition, unless stated otherwise. Ink signatures and bookplates not noted unless they significantly mar the appearance of the book.

POSTAGE- $5 first book, $2 each additional book inside U.S. Other orders will be billed.

TELEPHONE OR FAX ORDERS- Are suggested and may be left any time. For a live answer try calling between 12 and 5 daily, Mon.-Sat. When leaving a message please give the item numbers you desire and your phone number. NO RESPONSE TO A MESSAGE LEFT ON OUR MACHINE MEANS PRIOR SALE. Our telephone number is (978) 283-5299. Our fax number is (978) 283-5235.

TERMS- Cash with order preferred. MC, Visa, Paypal, check or money order accepted. $25.00 MC/Visa minimum. WE DO NOT RETAIN CREDIT CARD NUMBERS. We will ship and bill prior customers and institutions. New customers and overseas orders are requested to pay with order in U.S. dollars or upon receipt of a pro forma invoice. WE NOW ACCEPT PAYPAL.


Please remember that we are interested in purchasing old and rare books of all kinds, especially those related to ships and the sea. We hope you'll call, write, or email if you have books to sell.

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