Maritime Books

Pirates, Corsairs & Treasure

Last update: Monday, 20 May 2024.

22602
ANDERSON, Capt. Lindsay
AMONG TYPHOONS AND PIRATE CRAFT
$10.00 AUD

Ibex / Heritage Book Group. Melbourne 1992. Reprint of the 1892 edition . VI, 284 PP with 3 b/w plates. Fp: Gun practice. Hard cover, simile leather, gilt title on front cover and spine. Light foxing, o/wise near fine. Fine. 19.2 x 13.3.

Reminiscence of some months at sea, in the East China Sea, Shanghai, to Japan where the author witnessed in Nagasaki, the opening of Japan to the civilized world.

18584
BASS, George F.
GLASS TREASURE FROM THE AEGEAN (in National Geographic Magazine, Volume 153, No.6, 1978)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1978. Volume 153, No. 6, June 1978. Contains article between pages 768 and 793. with 1 map and colour illust. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

An 11th century wreck off the coast of south west Turkey.

16350
BENOIT, Norbert (editor)
LA VIE OU LES AVENTURES DE J.B. TABARDIN DANS SES VOYAGES imaginé et commencé le premier janvier 1805 dans la Raveline de Bombay
$20.00 AUD

Editions Vizavi. Port Louis, ILe Maurice. 1993. 1st Ed. 236 PP with 5 maps & 5 colour illustrations by J.B. Tabardin. Pict. card cover. Fine. French text. 21.5 x 15. 9990337004

Jean-Baptiste Tabardin, a Creole from Mauritius, roamed the oceans as a French corsair and a libertine, fighting the British...

66971
BESSON, Maurice
THE SCOURGE OF THE INDIES: Buccaneers, Corsairs, & Filibusters
$100.00 AUD

George Routledge & Sons, Ltd / F. Van Buggenhoudt. London / Bruxelles. 1929. 1st edition translated from the French original by Everard Thornton. Edition limited to 960 copies. XII, 331, (3) PP with 138 b/w illustrations (40 on full page), plus 5 plates in colour. Vignette in colour on title page. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj (illustrated front). Dust jacket with small chips, corners of flaps trimmed and rubbed edges. Slight ageing and foxing, o/wise a very good clean copy. Scarce. 29.5 x 23.5.

Montbars the exterminator. Nau L'Olonnais... Ravenau de Lussan... Jean-Baptiste Ducasse, Governor of Saint Domingo, Jacques Cassard, François Thurot, Surgeon and Corsair, Jean-d'Albarade, Corsair and later Minister of the Navy.

39157
BLYTH, Captain Ken & CORRIS, Peter
PETRO-PIRATES - The hijacking of the Petro Ranger
$15.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. Sydney. 2000. 1st Ed. XVI, 192 PP with 19 headpieces, and 30 facsimiles of documents, plus 8 pages with 12 colour illustrations (1 map and 12 photos). Pictorial soft cover. As new. 23 x 15. 1865083682

Attacked by pirates on a short voyage from Singapore to Saigon. Aftermath...

66376
BOND, Constance
A FURY FROM HELL: Edward Teach / Blackbeard
$5.00 AUD

Smithsonian Institute. Washington. c. 1999. Article pulled out from "Smithsonian". Pages 62 to 72 with 1 b/w and 8 colour illustrations. Very good. 27.5 x 21.

On the wreck of the pirate ship "Queen Anne's Revenge" of Blackbeard.

37618
BOTTING, Douglas
THE PIRATES
$10.00 AUD

Time-Life Books. Amsterdam. 1980. 3rd European English language printing of the 1978 original, in The Seafarers series. 176 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Title page: Painted metal chest, owned by Thomas Tew. Eps: World map, with haunts of pirates. Simile leather covers, colour illustration pasted down on front cover. Faint foxing on first three leaves. Very good. 28.7 x 24. 705406202

17487
BOTTING, Douglas (editor)
THE PIRATES
$10.00 AUD

Time-Life Books. Amsterdam. 1979. 2nd European English language printing of the 1978 original, in The Seafarers series. 176 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Title page: Painted metal chest, owned by Thomas Tew. Eps: World map, with haunts of pirates. Simile leather covers, colour illustration pasted down on front cover. Faint foxing on first three leaves. Very good. 28.7 x 24. 705406202

37619
BOTTING, Douglas (editor)
THE PIRATES
$10.00 AUD

Time-Life Books. Alexandria, Virginia. 1978. 1st edition, in The Seafarers series. 176 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Title page: Painted metal chest, owned by Thomas Tew. Eps: World map, with haunts of pirates. Simile leather covers, colour illustration pasted down on front cover. Near fine. 28.7 x 24. 809426528

17488
BOTTING, Douglas (editor)
PIRATES ET FLIBUSTIERS
$10.00 AUD

Time-Life Books. Amsterdam. 1979. 1st French printing, in La Grande Aventure de la Mer series. 176 PP with bw and colour illust. Title page: Painted metal chest, owned by Thomas Tew. Eps: World map, with haunts of pirates. Simile leather covers with colour vignette on front. French text. Very good. 28.7 x 24.

37696
CARSE, Robert
THE AGE OF PIRACY - A History
$15.00 AUD

Robert Hale. London. 1959. 1st UK edition of the 1957 US original. 192 PP, plus 8 pages with 8 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price-clipped). Foxing spots on outside edges, dust jacket with closed tears. Very good. 22.2 x 14.2.

45339
CORDINGLY, David
LIFE AMONG THE PIRATES - The romance and the reality
$10.00 AUD

Abacus Press. London. 2002. Paperback reprint of the 1995 original. XIV, 348, (5 publications) PP with 3 b/w illustrations (including 1 facsimile of document), and 6 maps, plus 16 pages with 26 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing. Very good. 19.7 x 12.6. 0349113149

Published in the US in 1995 as: Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life among the Pirates.

48498
CORDINGLY, David
LIFE AMONG THE PIRATES - The Romance and the Reality
$10.00 AUD

Warner Books. London. 1996. Paperback reprint of the 1995 original. XIV, 348, (6 publications) PP with 3 b/w illustrations (including 1 facsimile of document), and 6 maps, plus 16 pages with 26 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Few foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 19.7 x 12.6. 0751515663

Published in the US in 1995 as: Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life among the Pirates.

61316
COURSE, Captain A. G.
PIRATES OF THE EASTERN SEAS
$15.00 AUD

Frederick Muller. London. 1966. 1st Ed. (8), 263 PP with 3 maps, plus 4 pages with 8 b/w illustrations. Hard cover. Light foxing mostly on page edges and top outside edge, o/wise near fine. 22.2 x 14.5.

Piracy from the Gulf of Aden to Japan including the more infamous names of Kidd, Avery, Eli Bloggs, the formidable Mrs. Ching, etc.. The efforts of those who strove to combat them.

72295
DAGGETT, Charles & SHAFFER, Christopher
DIVING FOR THE GRIFFIN
$40.00 AUD

Weidenfeld & Nicholson. London. 1990. 1st Ed. XII, 178 PP with 4 maps & 1 plate, plus 16 pages with 1 chart & 31 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Paper ageing a little around edges, o/wise a fine copy. Scarce. 24 x 16. 0297810634

History of the English East India Company Marine Service, the four voyages of the East Indiaman Griffin, her sinking in 1761 and the recovery of her cargo in the late 1980's.

62533
DAVIS, William C.
THE PIRATES LAFFITE: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf
$30.00 AUD

Harcourt, Inc. Orlando, Fl. 2005. 1st Ed. XII, (2), 706 PP, plus 8 pages with b/w illustrations (1 map, 2 plans, 4 facsimile of signatures, 6 portraits and 5 drawings / paintings). FEP: map "The Laffites' Louisiana. REP: map "The Laffites' "Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean". Hard cover, dj. Fine. 23.5 x 16. 9780151004035

Jean Lafitte: corsair and/or pirate, hero and/or slave trader. Trader and smuggler...

33003
DE LEEUW, Hendrik
CROSSROADS OF THE BUCCANEERS
$15.00 AUD

J. B. Lippincott. Philadelphia. 1937. 1st US Ed. 414 PP with 1 map, head pieces and many attractive drawings by author. Includes 9 PP for Bibliography and 4 PP for Index. Cloth cover, dj. Top edge of spine and covers worn, dust jacket with small pieces missing at top and bottom. Internally very good. 24 x 16.5.

Voyage in 1934 and 1935 through the Spanish Main and the Islands of the Caribbean. An authoritative account of life in the Leewards and Windwards extending from Florida's coast to the Northeast shores of South America.

37729
de WISMES, Armel
NANTES ET LE TEMPS DES NEGRIERS
$10.00 AUD

France-Empire. Paris. 1992. New edition of the 1983 original. 232, (8) PP, plus 20 pages with 31 b/w illustrations. Pictorial card cover. Near fine. French text. 24 x 14.8. 2704806942

Triangular slave trade: Nantes to Africa with manufactured goods - Africa to the Caribbean Islands with slaves - Caribbean Islands to Nantes with Sugar and by-products.

65228
de WISMES, Armel
NANTES ET LE TEMPS DES NEGRIERS
$15.00 AUD

France-Empire. Paris. 1983. 1st Ed. 227, (5) PP, plus 20 pages with 31 b/w illustrations. Pictorial card cover. Bookplate of Armel de Blocquel de Groix, Baron de Wismes, pasted down on title page. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. Occasional foxing. Very good. French text. 24 x 15.5. 2704802750

Triangular slave trade: Nantes to Africa with manufactured goods - Africa to the Caribbean Islands with slaves - Caribbean Islands to Nantes with Sugar and by-products.

56937
DOAK, Wade
THE ELINGAMITE AND ITS TREASURE
$30.00 AUD

Hodder and Stoughton. London. 1969. 1st Ed. Foreword by Sir Douglas Robb. 192 PP, plus 16 pages with 37 b/w illustrations. Eps: Map of 3 Kings Islands and of the passage of Elingamite from Sydney to 3 Kings Islands. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Top edge tinted. Dust jacket has a repaired tear on rear and is now in a protective sleeve. An otherwise near fine copy. 22.4 x 14.7. 0340107774

The tragic shipwreck in November 1902 costing 45 lives and the story of the salvage of its treasure.

50820
FONTAINE, Jean-Claude Félix
DEUX SIECLES ET DEMI DE L'HISTOIRE D'UNE FAMILLE REUNIONNAISE 1665-1915. (in 2 volumes)
$70.00 AUD

L'Harmattan. Paris. 2001 & 2005. 1st Ed. Vol. 1: 386, (4) PP with 18 maps and documents. Vol. 2: 318, (4) PP with b/w illustrations (1 photo, 3 documents, over 20 maps and plans). Pictorial soft cover. French text. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 21.5 x 13.5. 2747511669 & 27

Vol. 1: First French settlement on the desert island of Bourbon (La Réunion) in 1664. Piracy with English captains Bowen (1701-1704) and White (1704-1706). Vol. 2: Sugar plantation, sugar mill... Battle of the Dardanelles in 1915...

45524
FRECON, Eric
PAVILLON NOIR SUR L'ASIE DU SUD-EST - Histoire d'une résurgence de la piraterie maritime
$70.00 AUD

l'Harmattan / IRASEC. Paris. 2002. 1st Ed., in collection Analyses en Regard. XVI, 278 PP with 4 maps, 4 tables, 9 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 21.5 x 13.5. 2747532879

Modern Piracy in South East Asia waters.

18351
GRATUS, Jack
THE GREAT WHITE LIE - Slavery, Emancipation and Changing Racial Attitudes
$10.00 AUD

Hutchinson. London. 1973. 1st Ed. 324 PP, plus 8 pages with 9 b/w illustrations. Cloth cover, dj. Top edge of covers speckled, foxing spots on outside edges. Renewed endpapers. Very good. 22.2 x 14.2. 0091121108

19032
GROUSHKO, Michael
LOST TREASURES OF THE WORLD
$15.00 AUD

Multimedia Books. London. 1993. Reprint of 1986 original. 192 PP with bw and colour illust. Fp: Research in Egypt. Half title page: Coins on sea floor. Eps: Battle at sea. Laminated pict. boards, dj. Fine. 29.5 x 23.2. 185375126X

Buried treasures of pirates, treasures of sunken ships...

71138
GUEROUT, Max & GRAN
"ESCLAVES OUBLIES", Le Naufrage de l'Utile sur l'ïle Tromelin en 1761
$10.00 AUD

GRAN / Groupe de Recherche en Archéologie Navale. Paris. 2004. 11 PP (printed on recto only) plus 10 PP. Plastic covers, clear front, spiral bound. French text. Fine. 29.7 x 21.

Slave ship wrecked in 1761, on Tromelin Island, a dependency of France in the Western Indian Ocean.

44122
HARROD, Dominick (editor)
WAR, ICE & PIRACY, The Remarkable Career of a Victorian Sailor - Journals and Letters of Samuel Gurney Cresswell
$15.00 AUD

Chatham Publishing. London. 2000. 1st Ed. 192 PP with 3 maps, plus 16 pages with 32 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24 x 16. 1861761384

Fighting the Malay Pirates in 1843 to 1846. HMS Investigator and navigation in the Arctic, 1848-1853. HMS Archer in the Baltic during the Crimean War.

74918
HUTCHINSON, Gillian
MEDIEVAL SHIPS AND SHIPPING
$65.00 AUD

Leicester University Press. London. 1998. Reprint of the 1997 paperback edition (1994 original). Foreword by Helen Clarke. XII, 219 PP with 112 b/w illustrations. Fp: A lead pilgrim badge. Stiff covers, pictorial front. Fine/as new condition. 24.2.x 17. 9780718501174

75695
JACQUIER, Henri
PIRACY IN THE PACIFIC, The Story of the Notorious Rorique Brothers
$15.00 AUD

Dodd, Mead & Co. New York. 1976. 1st US edition, translated from the 1973 French original "Piraterie dans le Pacifique". X, 198 PP with 2 maps on double-page, plus 16 pages with 18 b/w illustrations. Cloth cover, lightly chipped dj. Stamp and number of the "Maritime Museum of Tasmania" on front endpaper. Near fine. 21.5 x 14.5. 0396072763

The route of the murderous piratical brother Rorique from Tahiti to the convict settlement of Devil's Island in French Guyana.

20252
JEFFERIS, Roger & McDONALD, Kendall
THE WRECK HUNTERS
$10.00 AUD

A.S. Barnes & Co. New York. 1966. 1st Ed. 255 PP with 5 line drawings, and 60 bw illust. Fp: The Wreck Hunter. REP: maps of wrecks from the Needles to North Foreland. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Map of FEP not present (renewed FEP ?). Very good. 21.5 x 14.5.

Accounts of amateur aqualung divers of Great Britain and their search for sunken wrecks around the English coast. P.237 to 246: Wreck List.

39363
JONES, Howard
MUTINY ON THE AMISTAD - The Saga of a Slave Revolt and its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy
$10.00 AUD

Oxford University Press. New York. c. 1996. 5th printing of the 1988 paperback edition (1987 original). XII, 271 PP, plus 12 pages with 21 b/w illustrations. Fp: Map of the North Atlantic. Pictorial soft cover. Foxing on outside edges, o/wise fine. 20.3 x 13.5. 195038290

The saga of the Amistad. Off the Cuban coast, a slave from Sierra Leone took over the ship which drifted and was taken into custody by the US Navy. The return to Sierra Leone after protracted legal battles.

75675
KEMP, Christopher
FLOATING GOLD
$20.00 AUD

Fourth Estate/HarperCollins. Sydney. 2012. 1st printings of the 1st Australian paperback edition. XVI, 304 PP with 20 b/w illustrations (1 newspaper clipping, 1 letter and 18 photos), plus 8 pages with 12 colour photos. Pictorial soft covers. Slight ageing of paper and foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 20.8 x 13.5. 9780732291914

11802
KEMP, P. K. & LLOYD, Christopher
THE BRETHREN OF THE COAST, The British and French Buccaneers in the South Seas
$25.00 AUD

Heinemann. London. 1960. 1st Ed. VIII, 248 PP plus 2 maps on double-page & 12 pages with 15 b/w illustrations and the frontispiece. Fp: Title-page of the South Sea Wagoner by Bartholomew Sharp, 1682. Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 21.5 x 14.5.

First inroads across the Panama Isthmus in 1680, capturing Spanish treasure ships and plundering the Spanish West coast. Cowley's first voyage round the world, Dampier, Woodes Rogers, Clipperton, Shelvocke,...

30421
KEMP, P.K. & LLOYD, Christopher
THE BRETHREN OF THE COAST, The British and French Buccaneers in the South Seas
$10.00 AUD

Heinemann. London. 1960. 1st Ed. VIII, 248 PP plus 2 double-page maps & 12 pages with 15 b/w illust. Fp: Title-page of the South Sea Wagoner by Bartholomew Sharp, 1682. Hard cover. Ex-library copy with renewed endpapers. Outside edges with foxing spots and library stamp. Otherwise contents clean and still a very good copy. 21.5 x 14.5.

First inroads across the Panama Isthmus in 1680, capturing Spanish treasure ships and plundering the Spanish West coast. Cowley's first voyage round the world, Dampier, Woodes Rogers, Clipperton, Shelvocke,...

18350
KIM, H. Edward
A 14TH CENTURY CARGO MAKES PORT AT LAST [in National Geographic Magazine]
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1979. Volume 156, No 2, August 1979. Includes article from P.230 to 243. Pict. soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

The wreck of a 14th century Chinese sea-going vessel of Sinan on the South Western coast of Korea.

48266
KNIGHT, E. F.
THE CRUISE OF THE ALERTE
$10.00 AUD

Granada. London. 1984. 1st paperback edition of the 1890 original. Introduction by Arthur Ransome. XVI, 205 PP with 3 maps. Pictorial soft cover (light creases). Few foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise very good. 19 x 13. 0246123125

Search for the treasure stolen from the cathedral of Lima, in 1821 during the Peruvian war for independence.

75016
LESLIE, J.
HOME IS THE SAILOR
$10.00 AUD

N.S.W. Bookstall Company. Sydney. 1934. 1st Ed. (10), 267 PP. Cloth covers are worn/frayed around edges and a little soiled, dulled spine. Lacks the free front endpaper, o/wise a good clean copy. 18.8 x 13.

Novel set in Australia and the Islands of Fiji and Samoa... Search for the haunts of Bully Hayes, and for stranded sailors...

70982
LLOYD, Christopher
ENGLISH CORSAIRS ON THE BARBARY COAST
$25.00 AUD

Collins. London. 1981. 1st Ed. 178 PP with 1 map and 1 chart on double-page & a facsimile of title page of "Histoire de Barbarie et de ses Corsaires", plus 12 pages with 16 b/w illust. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price clipped). Foxing spots on top outside edge. Very good. 21.8 x 14. 000216289X

Activities of European renegades and the piratical desperados of Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli.

18829
LONEY, Jack
WRECKERS, SMUGGLERS AND PIRATES, In South Eastern Australian Waters
$15.00 AUD

Marine History. Portarlington. 1989. 1st Ed. VI, 106 PP with 4 maps & 80 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Spine is sunned, o/wise a near fine copy. 24 x 17.8. 0909191395

18420
LUCIE-SMITH, Edward
OUTCASTS OF THE SEA - Pirates and Piracy
$10.00 AUD

Paddington Press. London. 1978. 1st Ed. 256 PP with b/w illustrations. eps: Map of the Pirate Round. Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 26 x18.5. 0448226170

Survey of piracy, from the marauding exploits of ancient Greeks in the Mediterranean to the yacht-jacking of the 1970's.

39879
LUCIE-SMITH, Edward
OUTCASTS OF THE SEA - Pirates and Piracy
$5.00 AUD

Paddington Press. London. 1978. 1st Ed. 256 PP with b/w illustrations. Eps: Map of the Pirate Round. Hard cover, dj. Top corner of front endpaper clipped. Light foxing, o/wise near fine. 26 x18.5. 0448226170

Survey of piracy, from the marauding exploits of ancient Greeks in the Mediterranean to the yacht-jacking of the 1970's.

39880
LUCIE-SMITH, Edward
OUTCASTS OF THE SEA - Pirates and Piracy
$5.00 AUD

Paddington Press. London. 1978. 1st Ed. 256 PP with b/w illustrations. Eps: Map of the Pirate Round. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Ex Library copy with stamps at top corner of front endpaper and half title page. Foxing, damp marks on front margin of many pages. Good reading copy. 26 x18.5. 0448226170

Survey of piracy, from the marauding exploits of ancient Greeks in the Mediterranean to the yacht-jacking of the 1970's.

16324
MACINTYRE, Captain Donald
THE PRIVATEERS
$15.00 AUD

Paul Elek. London. 1975. 1st Ed. VIII, 196 PP with 52 b/w plates. Hard cover, pict. dj. Near fine. 25.2 x 19.2. 0236154982

Exploits of notable privateers in the Spanish Main: Henry Morgan, Woodes Rogers, in the Indian Ocean; Jean Bart, Robert Surcouf and the British & American privateers of the War of Independence, the Napoleonic Era, the 1812 War and the American Civil War.

40677
MARTIN, S. I.
BRITAIN'S SLAVE TRADE
$20.00 AUD

Channel 4 Books. London. 1999. 1st Ed., with an introduction by Trevor Phillips. (X), 167 PP, plus 8 pages with 17 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing. Near fine. 24 x 15.7. 0752217852

The Background, The Working of the Slave Trade, Resistance - abolition, rebellion, emancipation and its aftermath. The Legacy: political, cultural ... the present day.

30123
MARX, Jenifer
PIRATES AND PRIVATEERS OF THE CARIBBEAN
$30.00 AUD

Krieger Publishing. Malabar, Fl., USA. 1992. 1st Ed. X, 310 PP with 10 head and tail pieces. Eps: 13 portraits of pirates and privateers. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 23.4 x 15.8. 0894644831

French Corsairs on the Spanish Lake - Elizabeth's Sea Dogs (Cavendish, Drake...) - Buccaneers, the Brethren of the Coast...

19424
MARX, Robert F. & Jenifer
THE SEARCH FOR SUNKEN TREASURE - Exploring the World's Great Shipwrecks
$20.00 AUD

Random House. Sydney. 1993. 1st Australian edition. 192 PP profusely illustrated with mostly colour photos. Fp: A diver with a pot recovered form a sixth-century Etruscan shipwreck. Title page: A Chinese ocean-going trading ship. Half title page: Gold and silver coins washed ashore off the Panama coast. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 28.5 x 22. 0091828147

The discovery of famous wrecks from around the world, the HMS Bounty, the Andrea Doria, the Titanic and the Mary Rose, etc.. Salvage operations and recovery of artifacts, many of them priceless pieces of jewellery, pottery, coins...

31148
MASEFIELD, John
A MAINSAIL HAUL
$5.00 AUD

Grafton Books. London. 1987. Reprint of the 1954 edition (reissue of the 1913 revised and enlarged edition with two new pieces), based on the 1905 original. 128 PP. Pictorial soft cover. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 21.6 x 13.5. 0246131772

Exploits of ships and men.

44207
MASEFIELD, John
ON THE SPANISH MAIN or, some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien, with a description of the Buccaneers and a short account of old-time ships and sailors
$15.00 AUD

Naval Institute Press. Annapolis. 1972. New US edition of the 1906 original. XII, 344 PP, plus 21 b/w plates. Fp: Sir Henry Morgan. Eps: Chart of the West Indies. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. 22 x 14. 0870218573

30091
MASON, A. E. W.
THE LIFE OF FRANCIS DRAKE
$10.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1941. 1st Ed. IX, 436 PP, plus 2 b/w plates and 1 large folded chart of Cadiz Harbour (by William Borough). Fp: Sir Francis Drake. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Browning of paper, o/wise fine. 23 x 15.5.

56383
MATHEWSON III, R. Duncan
ARCHAEOLOGICAL TREASURE: The Search for NUESTRA SENORA DE ATOCHA
$30.00 AUD

Seafarers Heritage Library. Woodstock, Vermont. 1985. 2nd printing (July 1985) of the January 1980 original. (2), XXIV, 171 PP with 3 tables, 13 figures, and b/w illustrations (5 portraits & 31 plates). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27.3 x 20.8. 0916149005

The world's greatest treasure hunt.

43266
McHUGH, Evan
THE SHIPWRECK COAST (in Qantas, The Australian Way - Issue No. 111, September 2002)
$10.00 AUD

Qantas. Sydney. 2002. Contains article between P. 88 and 92 with 2 b/w and 8 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27.5 x 21.

Beyond the West Australian coastline lie scores of shipwrecks, remnants of 400-year seafaring heritage that allow divers to plunge into the past.

34790
MELEGARI, Vezio
PIRATES CORSAIRES ET FLIBUSTIERS
$15.00 AUD

Editions des Deux Coqs d'Or. Paris. 1965. 1st French edition, translated from the 1964 Italian original by H. Valot. 141 PP with b/w and colour illust. Pictorial laminated boards. Near fine. French text. 28.5 x 21.

Pirates, Corsairs and Buccaneers.

21915
MILLER, Harry
PIRATES OF THE FAR EAST
$30.00 AUD

Robert Hale. London. 1970. 1st Ed. 192 PP with 3 maps, plus 12 pages with 20 bw pictures. Hard cover, dj. (price clipped). Near fine. 22.2 x 14.5. 070911429X

46020
MOORE, Robin & JENNINGS, Howard
THE TREASURE HUNTER
$10.00 AUD

Prentice-Hall. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 1974. 1st Ed. X, 261 PP with 1 sketch map, plus 16 pages with 1 map, 2 charts with Insets, and 26 b/w photos. Eps: Map of Central America, the Caribbean and Northern South America. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Near fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 139305297

Howard Jennings: modern adventurer and full-time treasure hunter.

74300
MORGAN, Gwenda & RUSHTON, Peter
BANISHMENT IN THE EARLY ATLANTIC WORLD - Convicts, Rebels and Slaves
$20.00 AUD

Bloomsbury. London. 2013. 1st paperback edition. VIII, 309 PP with 7 maps. Pictorial soft covers. Near fine. 23.3 x 15.5. 9781441106544

32870
NICHOLL, Charles
THE CREATURE IN THE MAP - A Journey to El Dorado
$15.00 AUD

William Morrow. New York. 1996. 1st US Ed. XII, (2), 398 PP with 34 b/w illust. Fp: Ralegh's Guiana chart, 1595. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 24 x 16. 0688146007

An historical reconstruction of the 1595 expedition up the river Orinoco, South America, and led by Sir Walter Ralegh in search of the lost golden city of El Dorado.

66061
O'RILEY, Ivan
AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND SHIPWRECKS AND TREASURE
$15.00 AUD

Southdown Press. Melbourne. c. 1970. 1st Ed. Parade Special. 56 PP with 1 sails plan, 11 location maps and b/w illustrations. Stapled wrappers. Small piece torn at lower corner of front cover. Very good. 28 x 20.2. 0868600644

12 stories of shipping calamities in Australasian waters.

35561
OAKESHOTT, Walter
FOUNDED UPON THE SEAS - A Narrative of Some English Maritime and Overseas Enterprises during the period 1550 to 1616
$25.00 AUD

Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. 1942. 1st Ed. XII, 200 PP with 1 plan, plus 12 b/w plates. Fp: Queen Elizabeth, aged 59. Cloth cover, dj (price-clipped). Signature of previous owner on front endpaper, dust jacket with small pieces missing. Contents are near fine. 23 x 14.5.

Search for the North-East passage. Hawkins in the West Indies. Drake in the Caribbean and the Pacific...

73094
Official Tourist Bureau of Java
COME TO JAVA : 1926-27
$75.00 AUD

G. Kolff. Batavia (Java). 1926. 3rd edition. (2), 330 PP with 18 advertisements, tables and 153 b/w photos (150 on full page), plus 1 large folded map "Java and Mandoera" at rear of book. A 4 page "Errata", tipped in the gutter of page 3. Limp soft cover, gilt decoration and title on front cover. Slight foxing on outside edges. Contents near fine. 15.5 x 12.

14852
OLIVER, L. Douglas
TREASURE ISLANDS OF AUSTRALASIA - New Guinea, New Caledonia, and Fiji Trace Across the South Pacific a Fertile Crescent Incredibly Rich in Minerals and Foods [in National Geographic Magazine]
$15.00 AUD

N.G.S. Washington. 1942. Volume LXXXI, No.6, June, 1942. P.691-722 with 1 map on a double page and 23 b/w photos (13 on full page). Soft cover. Very good. 25.5. x 17.5.

20327
PEABODY, Robert E.
THE LOG OF THE GRAND TURKS
$15.00 AUD

Duckworth. London. 1927. 1st Ed. XVIII, 250 PP, plus 26 b/w plates. Fp: The First Grand Turk. FEP: Chart of the Calcutta Voyage of the Second Grand Turk. REP: Chart of the 4th Cruise of Privateer Brig Grand Turk, 1814. Cloth cover, small marginal stains on lower edge of endpapers & 3 plates, o/wise very good. 22.4 x 15.5

The histories of four famous American vessels, each bearing the name Grand Turk. The First (1781-1788), Second (1791-1795, Third (1812-1816), Fourth (1916-1924). The first was a privateer during the American War of Independence. It sailed twice commercially to the Indian Ocean with calls at Canton and was sold at Isle de France in 1788. The second sailed in 1792 to Calcutta and Madras. The third sailed as a privateer during the 1812 war. The fourth sailed in the Caribbean and was wrecked on Yucatan.

53762
PEABODY, Robert E.
THE LOG OF THE GRAND TURKS
$20.00 AUD

Duckworth. London. 1927. 1st Ed. XVIII, 250 PP plus 26 b/w plates. Fp: The First Grand Turk. FEP: Chart of the Calcutta Voyage of the Second Grand Turk. REP: Chart of the 4th Cruise of Privateer Brig Grand Turk, 1814. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Slight ageing of paper on outside edges. Near fine. Image shows the title-page and frontispiece. 22.4 x 15.5

The histories of four famous American vessels, each bearing the name Grand Turk. The First (1781-1788), Second (1791-1795, Third (1812-1816), Fourth (1916-1924). The first was a privateer during the American War of Independence. It sailed twice commercially to the Indian Ocean with calls at Canton and was sold at Isle de France in 1788. The second sailed in 1792 to Calcutta and Madras. The third sailed as a privateer during the 1812 war. The fourth sailed in the Caribbean and was wrecked on Yucatan.

75714
PEYROTEO PORTELA GUEDES, Henrique
THE WORLD OF MARITIME PIRACY: the last two decades
$20.00 AUD

Edições Revista de Marinha. Colares, Portugal. 2014. 1st Ed. Publisher's Note by Vice Admiral Alexandre da Fonseca. VIII, 304 PP with 25 list of graphics, 26 tables, 56 figures, 5 b/w photos and colour illustrations (6 badges / crests and 6 photos). Pictorial stiff covers. Fine. 24.5 x 17. 9789729653544

36800
PICKFORD, Nigel
LOST TREASURE SHIPS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
$30.00 AUD

Pavilion Books. London. 1999. 1st Ed. 192 PP with 1 map on double page, and b/w or colour illust. Fp: Colour poster of Cunard Line with Lusitania. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 28.2 x 23.8. 1862050791

17 of these Treasure Ships (Republic, Titanic, Lusitania, Empress of Britain... Awa Maru). Map with location of 174 of the lost treasure ships.

37798
RITCHIE, Robert C.
CAPTAIN KIDD AND THE WAR AGAINST THE PIRATES
$15.00 AUD

Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Mass. 1986. 1st Ed. X, (2), 306 PP with 2 maps and 2 illustrations, plus 18 pages with 19 b/w illustrations. Vignette (portrait of Captain William Kidd) on title page. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price-clipped). Two small closed tears to the dust jacket, o/wise fine. 24.2 x 16. 0674095014

70371
ROBERTS, Glenys
RICHARD KNIGHT'S TREASURE ! - The True Story of His Extraordinary Quest for Captain Kidd's Cache
$20.00 AUD

Viking / Penguin Books. Harmondsworth, Middlesex. 1986. 1st Ed. (10), 198 PP with 4 maps (1 on double page), 3 plans and the facsimile of a letter, plus 8 pages with 7 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Light foxing on top outside page efges, o/wise fine. 22.2 x 14. 0670807613

46492
ROBERTS, Nancy
BLACKBEARD AND OTHER PIRATES OF THE ATLANTIC COAST
$10.00 AUD

John F. Blair. Winstom-Salem, N.C. 2002. 7th printing of the 1993 original. XVIII, 204 PP. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Fine. 22 x 14.3. 0895870983

Edward Teach Blackbeard. John Rackham Calico Jack...

44363
RODEN, Hans
SCHATZSUCHER - Chronik der versunkenen und vergrabenen Schätze un der zu ihrer Bergung angestellten Versuche
$5.00 AUD

Koehlers. Jugenheim/Bergstrasse. 1963. 1st Ed. 244 PP with 14 maps and 55 b/w illustrations. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. German text. Near fine. 20.6 x 14.

Treasure and treasure hunters.

70071
ROGERS, Stanley
MODERN PIRATES
$20.00 AUD

Blackie & Son. London. 1939. 1st Ed. 224 PP, plus 4 b/w plates illustrated by the author. Fp: "Spray" pursued by the Felucca. Cloth cover. Name of previous owner at top of half title page and prize plate on front endpaper. Foxing. Very good. 18.7 x 13.

30104
ROWSE, A. L.
SIR RICHARD GRENVILLE OF THE 'REVENGE'
$10.00 AUD

Jonathan Cape. London. 1977. Reissue of the 1937 original. 367 PP with 1 map (Island of Flores, Azores). Cloth cover, dj. Occasional foxing, o/wise fine. 22.4 x 14. 0224013564

Legendary hero of Elizabethan warfare: Drake and Raleigh, the Armada, First Virginia voyage... Fight of the 'Revenge' off Flores Islands in the Azores..

44507
SILVERBERG, Robert
TREASURES BENEATH THE SEA
$10.00 AUD

Scholastic Book Services. New York. 1971. Juvenile edition. 6th printing of the 1960 original. 78 PP with colour illustrations by Mort Kunstler [1 map on double page, 6 head pieces (location map) and 20 drawings]. Pictorial soft cover. Ageing of paper. Very good. 20.5 x 15.2.

33658
SOMERVILLE, Vice-Admiral Boyle T.
COMMODORE ANSON'S WORLD VOYAGE INTO THE SOUTH SEAS AND AROUND THE WORLD
$10.00 AUD

Heinemann. London. 1934. Proof copy (without any illustrations). XVIII, 318 PP. Rebacked copy. Library stamps on half title and title page. Some foxing. Good reading/working copy. 22 x 15.

A 4 year expedition where 6 ships & nearly 2000 men set out in 1740 to annoy and distress the Spaniards. Only one ship and 145 men returned but they managed to capture the Manila Galleon.

74703
STATHAM, Commander E.P.
PRIVATEERS AND PRIVATEERING
$50.00 AUD

Hutchinson & Co. London. 1910. 1st Ed. XIV, 382, (2 publications) PP, plus 8 b/w plates. FP: The 'Invention", French Privateer. Cloth covers, gilt title on spine, top edge gilt. Few foxing spots on fore outside edge, o/wise a near fine copy. 20.3 x 14.7.

22667
STERNBECK, Alfred
FILIBUSTERS AND BUCCANEERS
$20.00 AUD

National Travel Club. New York. c.1930. Reprint of the 1st English edition of 1930 (German original of 1928). (10), 272 PP with many woodcuts in text, plus 16 bw plates. Fp: A sixteenth-century Man-of-War. Half title page: Vignette of Captain Teach. Illustrated endpapers with signature of former owner at top. Cloth cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine. No dj. Slight ageing of paper. Very good clean copy. 24.3 x 16.5.

14810
STERNE, Emma Gelders
THE LONG BLACK SCHOONER, The Voyage of the Amistad
$5.00 AUD

Fullett. Chicago. 1968. 2nd printing of the 1953 original. 192 PP with 1 map on double page. Fp: Schooner. Decorated hard cover. Very good. 22.5 x 15.5. 0695853465

The saga of the Amistad. Off the Cuban coast, a slave from Siera Leone took over the ship which drifted and was taken into custody by the US Navy. The return to Sierra Leone after protracted legal battles.

72305
THROCKMORTON, Peter
DIVING FOR TREASURE
$20.00 AUD

Thames & Hudson. London. 1977. 1st UK Ed. 136 PP with 126 b/w & 10 colour illust. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Dust jacket has some light shelf wear along top edge, o/wise fine. 24.8 x 22.4.

Introduction to underwater archaeology: treasures such as jade, pieces of silver, etc..

22195
VAN DER MOLEN, S. J.
THE LUTINE TREASURE, The 150-year search for gold in the wreck of the frigate Lutine
$20.00 AUD

Adlard Coles. London. 1970. 1st English edition translated from the Dutch original. 168 PP, plus 16 pages with 28 b/w illustrations. Eps: Line drawing of la Lutine frigate. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with repaired tear and protective sleeve. Near fine. 22.2 x 14.5. 0229974821

La Lutine captured from the French in 1793, sunk off Tershelling in 1799. Its famous bell was recovered in 1858 and is still in use in the Underwriters' Room at Lloyds.

30204
VAN KRIEKEN, G. S.
Dr. CORNELIS PIJNACKER, Historysch verhael van den steden Thunes, Algiers ende andere steden in Barbarien gelegen
$30.00 AUD

Martinus Nijhoff. The Hague. 1975. 1st Ed. Volume LXXV in De Linschoten-Vereeniging series. X, 206 PP, plus 7 b/w plates. Fp: Dr. Cornelis Pijnacker. Cloth cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine. Fine. Dutch text. 25 x 16.5. 9024717914

15985
VILLAR, Captain Roger
PIRACY TODAY - Robbery and Violence at Sea since 1980
$20.00 AUD

Conway Maritime Press. London. 1985. 1st Ed. 160 PP with 12 pages of maps, plans and graphs. Fp: Bow and arrow men. Hard cover, dj. A fine copy. 24 x 16. 0851773575

Log of attacks between 1980 & 1985, the extent of attacks on merchant men & yachts.

17757
WALLACE, Joseph
THE DEEP SEA
$20.00 AUD

Gallery Books. New York. 1987. 1st Ed. 143 PP with bw and colour illust., (over 100 colour photos). Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 26 x 26. 0831721774

Discoveries, exploration and studies of the oceans, since the days of William Beebe. Life without light - robot submersibles - treasure hunts - El Nino...

58283
WARREN, James Francis
IRANUN AND BALANGINGI: Globalization, Maritime Raiding and the Birth of Ethnicity
$25.00 AUD

Singapore University Press. Singapore. 2002. 1st Ed. XXII, 585 PP with 3 tables, 6 maps, and 27 b/w illustrations. Inside front cover: Iranun Sea Raider. Inside back cover: Attack on the Island and Fort of Balangingi. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 22.6 x 15.2. 9971692422

15184
WILBUR, C. Keith
PICTURE BOOK OF THE REVOLUTION'S PRIVATEERS
$10.00 AUD

Stackpole Co. Harrisburg, Pa. USA. 1973. 1st Ed. 96 PP with illustrations by the author. Fp: Profile of a Privateer ship. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Spine of dust jacket sunned. Very good. 28.6 x 22. 0811712621

The privateers of the US War of Independence: ships, gear, weapons, prizes, tactics, life on the high seas...

65989
WILLIAMS, Mark
DEEP SEA TREASURE
$15.00 AUD

Heinemann. London. 1981. 1st Ed. (XII), 180 PP with 63 bw and colour illust. (maps, drawings, photos...). Fp: scuba diver with coins. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price clipped). Ex-library copy with 4 stamps, pocket on front endpaper and sellotape marks on endpapers. Internally very good. 24 x 16. 0434866601

Story of the professional and amateur divers whose tenacity awakened history and treasure hunting beneath the sea.

22655
WILLIAMS, Neville
THE SEA DOGS - Privateers, Plunder and Piracy in the Elizabethan Age
$25.00 AUD

Macmillan. New York. 1975. 1st US Ed. 278 PP with 15 colour plates and 154 bw illust. Title spread: A sixteenth-century merchantman. Eps: Mappemonde. Cloth cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Very good. 25.4 x 19.

Collective achievements and daring exploits of: Drake, Hawkins, Raleigh.., who helped estabish England as The Maritime and Colonial Power in the 1500's.

36889
WILLIAMS, Neville
THE SEA DOGS - Privateers, Plunder and Piracy in the Elizabethan Age
$15.00 AUD

Macmillan. New York. 1975. 1st US Ed. 278 PP with 15 colour plates and 154 b/w illust. Title spread: A 16th-century merchantman. Eps: Mappemonde. Hard cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine. Dust jacket tipped in, Ingleton bookplate. Near fine. 25.4 x 19.

Collective achievements and daring exploits of: Drake, Hawkins, Raleigh.., who helped estabish England as The Maritime and Colonial Power in the 1500's.

40517
WILSON, Ian
UNDISCOVERED: The Fascinating World of Undiscovered Places, Graves, Wrecks, and Treasure
$10.00 AUD

Chancellor Press. London. 1993. Reprint of the 1987 original. 192 PP with head pieces and b/w illust. (maps & plans, paintings & photos). Title page: The British Egyptologist Howard Carter opening the golden shrine of the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun. Pictorial laminated boards. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 25.5 x 17.5. 1851522999

17489
WOOD, Peter (editor)
THE SPANISH MAIN
$15.00 AUD

Time-Life Books. Amsterdam. 1980. 1st European English language printing of the 1979 original, in The Seafarers series. 176 PP with b/w and colour illust. Title page: Flintlock Pistol, once owned by Nicholas van Horn. Eps: Map of the Caribbean Sea or Spanish Main. Simile leather covers, illustrated colour vignette on front cover. Faint foxing spots on first leaves. Very good. 28.7 x 24. 0705406296

37620
WOOD, Peter (editor)
THE SPANISH MAIN
$15.00 AUD

Time-Life Books. Amsterdam. 1983. 2nd European English language printing of the 1979 original, in The Seafarers series. 176 PP with b/w and colour illust. Title page: Flintlock Pistol, once owned by Nicholas van Horn. Eps: Map of the Caribbean Sea or Spanish Main. Simile leather covers, illustrated colour vignette on front cover. Near fine. 28.7 x 24. 0705406296

37636
WOOD, Peter (editor)
THE SPANISH MAIN
$10.00 AUD

Time-Life Books. Amsterdam. 1987. 4th European English language printing of the 1979 original, in The Seafarers series. 176 PP with b/w and colour illust. Title page: Flintlock Pistol, once owned by Nicholas van Horn. Eps: Map of the Caribbean Sea or Spanish Main. Simile leather covers, illustrated colour vignette on front cover. Faint foxing spots on first three leaves, o/wise near fine. 28.7 x 24. 0705406296

54190
WOOD, Peter (editor)
THE SPANISH MAIN
$10.00 AUD

Time-Life Books. Alexandria, Virginia. 1979. 1st printing in The Seafarers series. 176 PP with b/w and colour illust. Title page: Flintlock Pistol, once owned by Nicholas van Horn. Eps: Map of the Caribbean Sea or Spanish Main. Simile leather covers, illustrated colour vignette on front cover. Foxing on outside edges and first leaves. Very good. 28.7 x 24. 0809427214