Love's Ship by Nellie Morrison & Alice Nadine Morrison
Love's Ship
Nellie Morrison & Alice Nadine Morrison, 1920

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The sea inspires passion. To a person with sailing in their blood, few subjects ignite stronger excitement than salt air, a good wind, and the open ocean. Whether for fishing, a destination or the simple pleasure of sailing, it's a hobby that can become an obsession or way of life easily, for those who can afford it. And all kinds of marine craft have inspired art and design, as well, from the meticulous construction of ships in bottles to models to craftspeople building their own boats, and book design is no exception. Barges and freighters, sailboats and canoes, oceanliners and more - many a seafaring vessel has graced and beautified the cover of a book.

Enjoy this selection of nautical, marine-vessel themed books. All are beautiful, many are affordable.

Please note: prices are approximate to within a small margin, as currencies fluctuate. Quantity on rare books extremely limited; copies on display may sell quickly.

25 Beautiful, Collectible Nautical-Themed Books

Ships, Sailors and the Sea by R.J. Cornewall-Jones
Ships, Sailors and the Sea
R.J. Cornewall-Jones
1887


This copy: $31.96

Moonlight on the Ocean John Martin
Moonlight on the Ocean
John Martin
1904


This copy $29.00
Three Ships Come Sailing by Monica Selwin Tait
Three Ships Come Sailing
Monica Selwin Tait
1931


This copy $200.00
Practical Boat Sailing For Amateurs by Christopher G. Davies
Practical Boat Sailing For Amateurs
Christopher G. Davies
1900

This copy $88.07
Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen
Farthest North
Fridtjof Nansen
1898


This copy: $450.00

The Voyage of the Jeannette by George W. De Long
The Voyage of the Jeannette
George W. De Long
1883

This copy $1283.56
The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merritt
The Ship of Ishtar
Abraham Merritt
1926


This copy $3500.00
Canoe and Boat Building: A Complete Manual for Amateurs by W.P. Stephens
Canoe and Boat Building
W.P. Stephens
1885

This copy $100.00
Yachts and Yachting by Fred Cozzens and Others
Yachts and Yachting
Fred S. Cozzens & Others
1888

This copy $200.56
The Open Boat and Other Tales of Adventure by Stephen Crane
The Open Boat and Other Tales of Adventure
Stephen W. Crane
1898

This copy: $601.67

The Cruise Of Her Majesty's Ship Challenger by W.J. Spry
The Cruise Of Her Majesty's Ship "Challenger."
W.J.J. Spry
1876

This copy $360.13
The Marvels of the Ship by E. Keble Chatterton
The Marvels of the Ship
E. Keble Chatterton
1921


This copy $225.00
Ships of the Royal Navy - Anonymous,  illustrated by W.F. Mitchell
Ships of the Royal Navy
Anonymous
1885


This copy $1500.00
Story of the Wreck of the Titanic: The Ocean's Greatest Disaster by Marshall Everett
Story of the Wreck of the Titanic
Marshall Everett
1912


This copy $401.11
The Death Ship by B. Traven
The Death Ship
B. Traven
1934


This copy: $762.12

Ships We See by Frank C. Bowen
Ships We See
Frank C. Bowen
1935


This copy $70.11
The Book of the Sailboat by Hyatt A. Verrill
The Book of the Sailboat
A. Hyatt Verrill
1916

This copy $85.00
Motor Boat by A.J. Stasney
Motor Boat
A. J. Stasney
1908


This copy $400.00
Give Me A Ship! by Charman Edwards
Give Me a Ship!
Charman Edwards
1932


This copy $40.11
Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
Sailing Alone Around the World
Joshua Slocum
1900


This copy: $1524.23

The Atlantic Ferry, Its Ships Men and Working by Arthur J Maginnis
The Atlantic Ferry, Its Ships, Men, And Working
Arthur J. Maginnis
1893

This copy $117.97
Sailing Barges by Frank G.G. Carr
Sailing Barges
Frank G.G. Carr
1931



This copy $50.00
Le Yacht by Philippe Daryl
Le Yacht
Philippe Daryl
1890



This copy $240.67
The Isle of Dead Ships by Crittenden Marriott
The Isle of Dead Ships
Crittenden Marriott
1932


This copy $450.00

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