Antiquarian Great Lakes Maritime Books
I have been collecting Great Lakes maritime books for many years and have found some very interesting volumes. A short selection of the most interesting and most valuable volumes in the collection are presented here. I will gladly make digital copies of specific pages from most of these works and I am happy to provide research data from them to inquirers. The complete collection contains several thousand Great Lakes books, maps, vessel photos and archival items. Many obscure, out of print, short run books by local and regional Great Lakes authors are included as well as all the contemporary in print titles concerning Great Lakes shipwrecks. The collection also includes many wrecklists, databases, scrapbooks, news microfilm files, vidoes and DVDs. Some volumes may be available for sale.
Selected Rare Books
American Steam Vessels - Samuel Ward Stanton - Hardcover 1895 original
History of the Great Lakes - John Brandt Mansfield - Hardcover 1899 original editions, both volumes in excellent condition
Early American Steamers - Erik Heyl - 1949 - 1969 - Hardcover original editions, all six volumes
American Lakes Series - Milo Quaife, ed. 1941 - 1947 - Hardcover, all ten volumes signed in dust jackets
Annual List of Merchant Vessels of the United States - 1867 - 1994 - Copies of most volumes pre 1885, most original volumes post 1885 in good to fine condition.
Beeson's Marine Directory - Harvey C. Beeson - 1888 - 1921 - Copies of volumes pre 1891, most originals 1891 - 1921 in fair to very good condition.
Freshwater - George Cuthbertson - 1931 - Original hardcover signed limited edition of 250 copies
The Great Lakes and the Vessels that Plough Them - James Oliver Curwood - 1909 - Second printing 1967 by James Pugliese
The Great Lakes or Inland Seas of America - James Disturnell - 1865 - original hardcover in good condition
Thompson's Coast Pilot of the Great Lakes - 1869 - original hardcover in fair condition
Annual Report of the United States Lifesaving Service - 1877 - 1914 - most volumes in good condition
Inland Lloyds / Board of Lake Underwriters Great Lakes Hull Registers - 1860 - 1907 - Copies of all extant volumes known to exist, both US and Canadian, bound
Green's Marine Directory of the Great Lakes - 1909 - 1962 - Many volumes in good condition