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the centerpiece of the LaBelle exhibit in the Bullock M useum of Texas History in Austin. The book is organized in chronological order acco rding to the age of the shipwrecks investigated, and, in it, the reader is treated to a beautifully illustrated journey that truly explores the Seven Seas. TIMOTHY J. RUNYAN Greenville, North Carolina

America and the Sea: Treasures from the Collections of Mystic Seaport, introduction by Stephen S. Lash; essays by Daniel Finamore, N icholas Whitman, Erik Ronnberg Jr., William Fowler, Michael McManus, Llewellyn Howland III, and Ryan M. Cooper (Yale University Press, New H aven, CT, 2005, 159pp, illus, photos , ISBN: 0-3001-1402-8 $39.95hc) One of our most renowned maritime museums has published a lovely coffee table book, America and the Sea: Treasures from the Collections ofMystic Seaport, presenting selections from the museum's remarkable maritime collections. While not as large in format as many other "picture" books, the value of Mystic's latest offering is its elegant presentation and refreshing diversity of maritime themes: paintings, photographs, ship models, library holdings, scrimshaw, ship plans, and figureheads. Poignant essays by distinguished experts introduce each section and explain the hisrorical and cultural importance of the fine art, folk art, and original documents featured within. Some of the items will seem familiar, but there are also gems hidden in Mystic's collection that may have escaped notice. Don't expect America and the Sea to give yo u the "Mystic experience" (and it sure would be nice to give it a more original title). The Seaport's setting on the Mystic River with its vessels, period and historic buildings, and highly qualified staff arraying the campus hold much of the magic of the visitor's experience. Nonetheless, if you are enchanted by that magic, yo u will enjoy this bound collection of many of its more hidden treas ures-treasures yo u probably wo uld not have access to or time to investigate while you're there. CATHY GREEN Alpena, Michigan SEA HISTORY 115, SUMMER 2006

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