Maritime Books

Islands and their Stories

Last update: Thursday, 29 February 2024.

73240
ABRAHAM, Stuart
JERSEY MEMORIES
$15.00 AUD

Rocco Publishing. St Helier, Channel Islands. 1991. 1st Ed. 60 PP with 51 colour photos by the author. Pictorial stiff covers. Near fine. 22.3 x 21. 0951725203

One of the Channel Islands / Iles Anglo-Normande.

61607
ALAND
STATLIGA VERKSAMHETER PA ALAND
$5.00 AUD

Länsstyrelsen pa Aland. Mariehamn, Aland Islands, Finland. 2002. 2002 edition. 24 PP with colour illustrations (badges/crests and photos). Text in Swedish. Landscape format. 21 x 29.7.

41328
ALLEN, Durward L., CROMIE, William J. & AMOS, William H. (editors)
LA VIE FANTASTIQUE DES ILES ET DES OCEANS
$10.00 AUD

Selection du Reader's Digest. Paris. 1972. 1st French edition, with a preface by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. 360 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial laminated boards, cloth spine, marbled endpapers. Lettering of title on spine somewhat rubbed. Foxing spots on first and last leaves, o/wise very good. French text. 28.2 x 21.8.

Secrets of the seas: inshore to deep sea, Coral and its environment... The Islands (including Australia): evolution, environment...

68341
ALLEN, Durward L., CROMIE, William J. & AMOS, William H. (editors)
THE FASCINATING SECRETS OF OCEANS & ISLANDS
$10.00 AUD

Reader's Digest Association. Sydney. 1972. 1st Australian edition, with a foreword by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. 368 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Cloth cover, title on front board and spine, dj. Dust jacket lightly rubbed and with a crease and repaired short tears. Very good. 28.2 x 21.8. 090948614X

Secrets of the seas: inshore to deep sea, Coral and its environment... The Islands (including Australia): evolution, environment...

57281
ANGLEVIEL, Frédéric, DUGAST, Stephane, HUETZ DE LEMPS, Christian ...
ILES FUNESTES, ILES BIENHEUREUSES (in Chemins d'étoiles)
$40.00 AUD

Transboréal. Paris. 2004. Issue No. 12, August 2004. 269, (3) PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 25 x 17.5. 2913955264

Clipperton, by Stéphane Dugast. Kerguelen, by Christophe Houdaille. Vanuatu, by Virginie Lanouguère-Bruneau. ...

30590
BAILEY, Eric
THE CHRISTMAS ISLAND STORY
$15.00 AUD

Stacey International & The Gilbert Islands Government. London. 1977. "Captain James Cook Bicentennial Edition 1777-1877". 88 PP & XVI PP with b/w colour illust. with 2 charts. FEP: Map of Christmas Is. REP: The Pacific setting of Christmas Island. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges, o/wise fine. 22 x 15. 0905743083

Discovered by Capt. Cook on Christmas Eve, tells of its history for the following 200 years: whalers, guano, copra, atomic tests,...

10199
BANKS, M. R. & SMITH, S. J. (editors)
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SYMPOSIUM ON MACQUARIE ISLAND (in Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania - Volume 122, Part I.)
$25.00 AUD

Royal Society of Tasmania. Hobart. 1987. IV, (2), 318 PP with tables, b/w figures (graphs, maps) & b/w photo plates. Pictorial soft covers. Near fine. 25 x 17.2.

Thirty-three papers presented at this Symposium (May 11-15, 1987) covering all aspects of the island: history/discovery (sealing), earth sciences (geology, vegetation), meteorology, biological sciences (flora & fauna) and physics...

37731
BARQUISSAU, Raphael
LES ISLES
$20.00 AUD

Grasset. Paris. 1941. 1st Ed. 262 PP, plus 8 b/w plates and 2 large folded maps. Soft cover, illustrated front cover. Occasional foxing, o/wise near fine. French text. 19.6 x 14.2.

A history of the French speaking islands of the Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti) and the Indian Ocean (Madagascar, Mauritius, Bourbon/Reunion).

53211
BAZIN, Hervé
LES BIENHEUREUX DE LA DESOLATION
$20.00 AUD

Editions du Seuil. Montréal & Paris. 1970. 1st edition for Le Cercle du Livre de France. 247, (7) PP with 2 maps (Southern Atlantic Ocean, and Tristan da Cunha). Soft cover. Foxing spots on outside edges, covers and few pages. Name of previous owner on half title page. French text. Very good. 21.5 x 14.5.

Aftermath of a volcanic eruption on Tristan da Cunha ou l'Île de la Désolation.

65044
BOOTH, Robert
THE TWO SAMOAS STILL COMING OF AGE (in National Geographic Magazine)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1985. Volume 168, No. 4, October 1985. Contains article between pages 452 and 473 with colour illustrations (1 location map, 1 map with National Flags, and 17 colour photos by Melinda Berge. Pictorial soft cover. Spine lightly rubbed. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

62707
BROOK, Stephen
THE WHY OF HOWE - Lord Howe Island (in The Australian WISH)
$5.00 AUD

The Australian Wish / Nationwide News Pty Ltd. Sydney. 2013. Issue 02 / 2013. 76 PP. Contains article pages 50 to 55 with 16 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 33 x 27

Lord Howe, subtropical island off the New South Wales coast.

36344
BROWER, Kenneth (editor)
GALAPAGOS: THE FLOW OF WILDNESS - Volume 1, Discovery
$15.00 AUD

Siera Club / Ballantine Book. San Francisco. 1970. 1st Ed., with an introduction by Loren Eiseley. 160 PP with 1 map and 68 colour photos by Eliot Porter. Pictorial card cover. Note inside front cover and signature on half-title page, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16.5.

Galapagos by discoverers (Fray Tomas eps. Locastelli Auril), corsairs (Edward Davis), sailors (Benjamin Morrell, Herman Melville) and scientists (Darwin, Beebe).

67978
CUMPSTON, J. S.
MACQUARIE ISLAND
$70.00 AUD

Antarctic Division / Department of External Affairs. Canberra. 1968. 1st Ed. Publication No. 93, ANARE Scientific Reports, series A (1) Narrative. XII, 380 PP with 4 tail pieces and 6 maps, plus 34 pages with 70 b/w photos. Fp: North end of Macquarie Island. FEP: Chart & plans of anchorages at Macquarie Is. REP: Bird life at the Macquarie Is. Green cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Small mark/remnants of sellotape on spine. Verso of the FFEP with dedicatory note to the Nantucket Atheneum Library dated 14 October 1970 and signed by the Author. Discreet stamp of The Nantucket Atheneum on front endpaper and at lower part of title page and on top of Chapter 1 page. An otherwise near fine copy. 25.7 x 18.5.

Discovery and story of the ships which visited the island and of the men who manned them. Research expeditions.

74396
CUMPSTON, J. S.
MACQUARIE ISLAND
$100.00 AUD

Antarctic Division / Department of External Affairs. Canberra. 1968. 1st Ed. Publication No. 93, ANARE Scientific Reports, series A (1) Narrative. XII, 380 PP with 4 tail pieces and 6 maps, plus 34 pages with 70 b/w photos. Fp: North end of Macquarie Island. FEP: Chart & plans of anchorages at Macquarie Is. REP: Bird life at the Macquarie Is. Green cloth cover, gilt title on spine, nice dust jacket. A fine copy. 25.7 x 18.5.

Discovery and story of the ships which visited the island and of the men who manned them. Research expeditions.

60627
DENHOLM, Matthew / AUSTIN, Steve
MACQUARIE ISLAND - COLD WAR: The Battle to save Australia's wildest outpost / The MUTTS that saved Macquarie / AFTER THE WAR: Back to Nature (in The Weekend Australian Magazine)
$20.00 AUD

The Australian. Sydney. 2011, 2016, 2019. Three issues - September 17-18, 2011: Pages 16 to 21 with 7 colour photos by Chris Crerar / February 20-21, 2016: pages 18 to 21 with 4 colour photos / April 27-29, 2019: pages 18 to 21 with 6 colour photos by Ryan Osland. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 31 x 25.5 / 27.5 x 23.

Battle raging against rabbits and rats, for the ecological future of Macquarie Island. Results.

70629
DOWNES, M.C., EALEY, E.H.M., GWYNN, A.M. & YOUNG, P.S.
THE BIRDS OF HEARD ISLAND
$45.00 AUD

Antarctic Division/Department of External Affairs. Melbourne. 1959. November 1959 edition. ANARE Reports, series B, Volume 1: Zoology. 135 PP with 16 tables and 70 b/w illustrations (2 figures, 1 photo "Laurens Peninsula and Mt Olsen, from Mt. Drygalski" and 67 photo plates). Large folded map "Distribution of Birds, Heard Island 1951" (with colour) , tipped in inside back cover. Addendum, dated July 1960 loosely inserted. Soft covers, illustrated front. Spine reinforced with cloth tape. Very good. 24.3 x 18.3.

37329
du CHATENET, Gaetan
GALAPAGOS
$20.00 AUD

Editions Delroise. Paris. No date, circa. 1977 1st Ed. (12), 208 PP with 110 colour photos. FEP: Ecuadorian map of the Galapagos Archipelago. Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj (closed tears), slipcase (soiled). Near fine. English, French, German and Spanish text. 27.8 x 21.5. 2855180309

Origins. Flora (cacti, prickly thickets, coldenia...). Fauna: marine iguanas, tortoises, seals... birds.

66465
ELLIOTT, Peter
THE CROSS AND THE ENSIGN - A Naval History of Malta 1798-1979
$45.00 AUD

Patrick Stephens. Cambridge. 1980. 1st Ed. 217 PP with 4 maps and 4 full-page plans & many bw illust. (photos, paintings, engravings). Title-spread: Battleship Africa. FEP: Vanguard, Grand Harbour. REP: Ark Royal. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 24 x 15.5. 0850504251

Brief history, the Great Mediterranean Chase (Bonaparte vs. Nelson), WWI, siege & survival of WWII, towards independence from UK and Republic.

30313
ELMBERG, John-Erik
ISLANDS OF TOMORROW
$15.00 AUD

Rupert Hart-Davis. London. 1956. 1st UK edition translated by Naomi Walford from the 1953 Swedish original Morgondagens Öar. 255 PP with 3 maps and 9 figures, plus 24 pages with 29 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Top of spine of dust jacket rubbed. Foxing, o/wise very good. 22 x 14.5.

Voyage to make films of aborigines, in Southern India & Ceylon, the Celebes & Mollucas, New Guinea and New Zealand.

40667
FORTUNE, Félix-Hilaire
LES ILES FRANCAISES D' AMERIQUE - De la vision géopolitique de Richelieu à l'Union Européenne
$30.00 AUD

L'Harmattan. Paris. 2000. 1st Ed. 531, (4 publications) PP with 11 tables. Soft cover. Fine. French text. 24 x 16. 2738492983

History of the French speaking islands of the American continent: Martinique, Guadeloupe. Insular empire started by Cardinal Richelieu in 1626 with the island of St Christope (St Kitts)...

40668
FORTUNE, Félix-Hilaire
LA FRANCE ET L'OUTRE-MER ANTILLAIS - Quatre siècles d'histoire Economique et sociale
$40.00 AUD

l'Harmattan. Paris. 2001. 1st Ed. 554 PP with 63 tables. Soft cover. Near fine. French text. 21.5 x 13.5. 2747503151

Economy and social development of the French speaking islands of the American continent: Martinique, Guadeloupe.

41300
GARDNER, Irvine C.
CRUSOES OF CANTON ISLAND (in National Geographic Magazine - Vol. LXXIII, No.6, June 1938)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1938. Contains article from P. 749 to 766 with 7 b/w and 11 colour photos. Soft cover (rubbed). Lower part of spine worn, o/wise very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

Life on a tiny Pacific atoll that has flashed into world importance (observing an eclipse in 1937, and refuelling stop between the US and Australasia).

65142
GHIONE, Sergio
TURTLE ISLAND A Journey to Britain's Oddest Colony
$20.00 AUD

Allen Lane / The Penguin Press. London. 2002. 1st UK edition, translated from the 2000 Italian original by Martin McLaughlin. (14), 158 PP with 1 diagram and 1 map with location map. Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Fine. 22.4 x 14. 0713995475

17474
GREEN, Lawrence G.
AT DAYBREAK FOR THE ISLES
$20.00 AUD

H.W. Timmins. Cape Town. 1950. 1st Ed. (8), 220 PP. plus 14 bw plates. Fp: Folded colour plate, Sing-Song at Black Sophie's. FEP: Maps of the West coast of South Africa and some off lying Islands. REP: Maps of Saldanha and St Helena Bays, Luderitz Bay, Ichaboe and Possession Islands. Original cloth cover, spine sunned. Frontispiece a little rubbed, newspaper clipping (Storm over the Alabama) tipped in on page 3, o/wise a very good copy. Image shows title-page and frontispiece. 22 x 14.5.

Stories on the islands lying off the coasts of South Africa and Namibia. Ichaboe Island, its guano deposits and the revival of tall ships trade. Chapter I: "Sing-Song at Black Sophie's" deals with the Confederate warship "Alabama".

41304
GROSVENOR, Melville Bell
WHITE MIST CRUISES TO WRECK-HAUNTED ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON [in National Geographic Magazine]
$5.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1967. Volume 132, No.3, September, 1967. Contains article between P.378 and 419 with 1 plan, 1 map, 4 b/w and 45 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 25.5 x 17.5.

Graveyard to over 600 ships. French outpost south of Newfoundland..

52222
GUY, Sandy
PERFECTLY PACIFIC: The Islands of Fiji's Yasawa Group... (in Qantas Magazine)
$10.00 AUD

Qantas Airways Ltd. Sydney. 2003. Issue for November 2003. 264 PP. Contains article between P.133 and 137with 6 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27.5 x 21.

...offer idyllic, lagoon-side luxury.

54199
GUY, Sandy
OUT OF THE BLUE: Fiji... (in Qantas Magazine)
$10.00 AUD

Qantas Airways Ltd. Sydney. 2004. Issue for June 2004. 168 PP. Contains article between P. 52 and 57 with 11 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27.5 x 21.

...offers the tropical life: from remote, uninhabited isles to luxury resorts.

56925
HEENAN, David
DUNK ISLAND AND BEAVER CAY
$10.00 AUD

Glenmede. Brisbane. 1994. 1st Ed., in Australia's Great Barrier Reef series. 48 PP with 1 map with 2 insets on double page, 8 b/w and 74 colour photos. Pictorial laminated boards. Fine. 29.4 x 21.5. 0646168495

Holiday resort, research station...

66210
HMSO
FALKLAND ISLANDS AND DEPENDENCIES - Report for the Years 1954 and 1955
$20.00 AUD

Colonial Reports / Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London. 1956. 1956 edition, in the "Colonial Reports" series. 70, (2) PP with tables, plus 4 pages with 7 b/w photos at centrefold and 2 folded charts at back of book. Soft cover, staples. Stamp of previous owner at top of title page. Very good. 21.5 x 13.5.

12810
HOFER, Renato (editor)
SPECIAL OCEAN INDIEN (in îles Magazine - Issue No.37)
$15.00 AUD

Iles Magazine S.A. Lausanne. Décembre 1994. 88 PP with colour illust. (maps, watercolours, & photos). Pictorial card cover. Fine. French text. 27 x 20.

Special issue on the French-speaking islands of the tropical Indian Ocean: La Réunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and Comoros.

50577
HOGENHOFF, Carsten Berg, in collaboration with Lyn & Tex Battle, Bob Forsyth et al.
SWEERS ISLANDS UNVEILED. Details from Abel Tasman and Matthew Flinders' explorations of Australia
$10.00 AUD

Hogenhoff Forlag. Oslo, Norway. 2006. 1st Ed., with a foreword by Paul Brunton. IV, 44 PP with over 45 b/w or colour illustrations. Inside front cover: aerial view of Sweers Island, Gulf of Carpentaria. Pictorial soft cover. Note at top of title page, signed by Lyn Battle co-author. Fine. 24 x 16. 8299714028

74858
HUTTON, Ian
LORD HOWE ISLAND - Discovering Australia's World Heritage
$25.00 AUD

Conservation Press. Canberra. 1986. 1st Ed. Foreword by Rodney Davidson. (XII), 157 PP with 3 graphs, 7 maps, 50 drawings, 19 b/w and 57 colour photos. Title spread (in colour): on Lagoon Beach. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Folded flyer on "Lord Howe Island Permanent Park Reserve, loosely inserted. Faint foxing. Near fine. 25.3 x 17.2.. 090819840X

61850
IRVINE, Lucy
CASTAWAY
$10.00 AUD

Victor Gollancz Ltd. London. 1983. 1st Ed. 287 PP with 2 maps, 12 text illustrations by Ley Kenyon, plus 12 pages with 21 colour photos. Eps: Map of Tuin Island. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing. Near fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 0575033401

Life on the remote uninhabited island of Tuin, Torres Strait, between May 1981 and June 1982.

73915
JADAN, Doris
A GUIDE TO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ST. JOHN
$15.00 AUD

Virgin Islands Conservation Society. St. John, U.S.V.I. 1971. 1st Ed. (3), 73 PP with b/w illustrations (sketches, drawings and photos. Inside front cover: Map of St John, Virgin Islands. Illustrated stiff covers with light wear/soiling, title on front cover. Name of previous owner at top of front and rear covers. Contents very good. 28 x 22.

67787
JARRATT, Phil
AUSTRALIA'S FORGOTTEN ISLANDS (in The Bulletin)
$10.00 AUD

The Bulletin. Melbourne. 1992. Articles pulled out from The Bulletin, January 28-February 4, 1992. 61-141 PP with colour illustrations: 1 map of Australia with location of 9 "Forgotten Islands" and over 150 colour photos by Paul Wright. Soft cover, pictorial front, clear plastic protected. Very good. 27.5 x 20.5.

9 islands: Tiwi , English Company's, South Wellesley, Torres Strait, Lizard, Hinchinbrook, Montague, Flinders & King.

32011
JOHNSON, Donald S.
PHANTOM ISLANDS OF THE ATLANTIC - The Legends of Seven Lands That Never Were
$10.00 AUD

Souvenir Press. London. 1997. 1st UK printing of the 1996 revised edition. XVII, (3), 220 PP with few marginal illustrations and 35 figures. Eps: Chart of the Atlantic Ocean, Ferrando Bertelli, 1565. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 21 x 15.5. 0285633953

30947
KAY, F. George
THE ATLANTIC OCEAN - Bridge Between Two Worlds
$15.00 AUD

Museum Press. London. 1954. 1st Ed. 208 PP, plus 26 pages with 36 b/w illust. Fp: The Atlantic Ocean by the Cartographer Abraham Ortel, 1750. Eps: Map of the Atlantic Ocean. Cloth cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 22.2 x 14.

40058
KING, Margaret
EDEN TO PARADISE
$15.00 AUD

Hodder and Stoughton. London. 1963. 1st Ed. 188 PP with 2 maps, plus 24 pages with 36 b/w photos. Fp (in colour): Mask supposedly representing distant ancestors. Eps: Map of Northern Australia, New Guinea and eastern Indonesia. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Foxing on outside edges and some pages. Very good. 22.2 x 14.5.

Visit to Portuguese Timor.

13937
KING, Russell
SARDINIA
$15.00 AUD

David & Charles. London. 1975. 1st Ed. in "The Islands" series. 216 PP with 6 maps and 29 bw photos in text. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Light foxing, o/wise near fine. 22.5 x 14.2. 0715367889

Story through pre-history, classical and modern times, as well as geography, agriculture, industry...

34454
KIRKUP, James
THESE HORNED ISLANDS - A Journal of Japan
$10.00 AUD

Collins. London. 1962. 2nd impression in March 1962 of the January 1962 original. 448 PP with 1 map, plus 8 pages with 12 b/w photos. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Chipped dust jacket, some foxing. Very good. 21.8 x 14.5.

The author worked for 2 years (1959 / 1960) as lecturer in English literature at the University of Sendai, Japan.

15625
LEWIN, Roger
DARWIN'S FORGOTTEN WORLD
$10.00 AUD

Bison Books. London. 1989. Reprint of the 1978 original. 176 PP with b/w illustrations (1 map with Inset "Galapagos Islands", 1 map of the archipelago, 1 cutaway of HMS Beagle, portraits, photos) and 189 colour plates (photography by Sally Anne Thompson). Half title page: Galapagos tortoise. Title spread: Maritime Iguanas. Eps: Map of the Galapagos Archipelago. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 31.2 x 24.2. 0861240162

61673
LOCH, Ian / KING, Brian
RAINE ISLAND - A Fool Hen Roost / Green Turtle Rookery of World Significance (in Australian Natural History, Vol. 21, No.5, 1984)
$10.00 AUD

Australian Museum. Sydney. 1984. 169-216 PP. Contains 2 articles pages 181 to 187 with 7 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 29 x 21.5.

31641
LODWICK, John
THE FORBIDDEN COAST
$5.00 AUD

The Travel Book Club. London. 1956. 1st Ed. IX, 267 PP with 2 maps, plus 8 pages with 19 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on edges, renewed endpapers. Very good. 22.2 x 14.2.

The Story of a Journey to Rio de Oro, a Spanish Possession in North-West Africa, to some Adjacent Islands (Canary)...

41146
LUPPI, Andrea & PIZZINELLI, Corrado
THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA, as exemplified by its people and life in Taiwan
$10.00 AUD

Magnus Edizioni. Udine, Italy. 1984. 2nd edition of the 1982 original. No pagination, 32 PP with 1 b/w illustration, plus 168 pages with 179 colour photos. Cloth cover, gilt device on front cover, dj, pictorial slipcase. Faint foxing on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 32 x 25.5. 8870570207

Taiwan.

54243
MAWSON, Douglas
MACQUARIE ISLAND, ITS GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY. AUSTRALASIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1911-14 - SCIENTIFIC REPORTS - SERIES A - Vol. V
$150.00 AUD

Alfred Henry Pettifer, Government Printer. Sydney. 1943. 1st Ed. 194 PP with 44 figures and 34 b/w plates, plus 1 map in colour tipped in, and 1 folded map in colour and 3 folded b/w photographic plates loosely inserted. Fp (in colour). Soft covers. Few pages lightly chipped, with dog-eared corners and old watermarks in margin. Covers, title page, folded map and the 3 folded plates are laser print. An internally very good copy. Large format: 31.5 x 24.5.

... based mainly on the records of Leslie Russel Blake.

47701
McCORMICK, Donald
ISLANDS FOR SALE
$15.00 AUD

Peter Garnett. London. 1949. 1st Ed. (10), 133 PP with 9 maps, plus 16 pages with 33 b/w photos. Fp (in colour): Heron Island in the Barrier Reef group. Title page with vignette: Island for sale. Eps Map of the world. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Hinges slightly rubbed. Dust jacket tipped in on half title page (see image). Errata slip tipped in on page 13. Ingleton book plate on front endpaper, and his stamp with number catalogue 13390, on rear endpaper. Faint foxing. Very good. 22 x 14.5.

The British Isles, The Great Barrier Reef, The Pacific, The West Indies, The Mediterranean... Islands for all Tastes.

56566
McCORMICK, Donald
ISLANDS FOR SALE
$5.00 AUD

Peter Garnett. London. 1949. 1st Ed. (10), 133 PP with 9 maps, plus 16 pages with 33 b/w photos. Fp (in colour): Heron Island in the Barrier Reef group. Title page with vignette: Island for sale. Eps: Maps of the world. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dust jacket chipped on spine. Errata slip tipped in on P.13. Pages between P.114 and 119 are laser print. Occasional foxing. Good reading copy. 22 x 14.5.

12887
McCUNE, Shannon
THE RYUKYU ISLANDS
$15.00 AUD

David & Charles. London. 1975. 1st Ed., in The Islands series. 208 PP with 4 maps, 6 graphs & 31 b/w photos in text. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 22.5 x 14. 0715368931

History, traditional way of life, development, tourism.

38148
McDOWELL, Bart
CROSSCURRENTS SWEEPS A STRATEGIC SEA - Western Indian Ocean (in National Geographic Magazine, Volume 160; No. 4 October 1981)
$10.00 AUD

N.G.S. Washington. 1981. Volume 160, No. 4, October 1981. Contains article from P. 422 to 457 with 1 map (2 insets), 9 flags and 21 colour photos. Soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

Big-power politics and Indian Ocean island nations: Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles / Great Britain and the USA with Diego Garcia - France with Mayotte and La Réunion - USSR with Socotra Island...

39288
McFADYEN, Kerry
PINETREES - LORD HOWE ISLAND 1842-1992 - A brief history of the Andrews - Nichols - Kirby families
$25.00 AUD

Pinetrees. Lord Howe. 1992. 1st Ed., with a foreword by Neville Wran. 76 PP with 1 genealogical tree and 55 duotone illustrations. Pictorial soft cover (colour paintings by John Allcot, 1937). Fine. Oblong: 14.8 x 21. 0646101897

13992
McGOWAN, Angela
HEARD ISLAND, Big Ben's Glacial Realm [in Australian Geographic, No. 9, Jan-Mar 1988]
$10.00 AUD

Australian Geographic Society. Sydney. 1988. Contains article from P.59 to 79 with 4 b/w photos and colour illustrations (1 painting by Alasdair McGregor, 1 location map, 1 folded plate, 3 maps, 3 illustrations by Rod Clement and 32 photos). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27.8 x 20.8.

Heard Island and its dependency of the McDonald Islands.

16296
MITCHELL, Carleton
ISLES OF THE CARIBBEES
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1966. 1st Ed. 208 PP with 7 colour maps and 215 illust. (2 in bw). Title spread: The cruiser-racer Finisterre off Petit Piton, St. Lucia. FEP: French map of the Caribbees, in 1688 by Père Coronelli of Venice. REP: The theater of war in America..., by Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam. Cloth cover, title and gilt device on front board. Foxing. Very good. 26 x 18.

41335
MOORE, W. Robert
THE GARDEN ISLES OF SCILLY / ISLES OF WRECKS AND GOLDEN DAFFODILS (in National Geographic Magazine)
$10.00 AUD

NGS. Washington. 1938. Volume LXXIV, No. 6, December 1938. Contains article from P.755 to 774 with 1 map, 9 b/w and 13 colour photos. Soft cover (rubbbed). Good. 25.5 x 17.5.

Isles off Land's End, Cornwall.

73640
MORRISON, P. (editor)
WILD LIFE: A Review, No. 10
$20.00 AUD

New Zealand Wildlife Service, Department of Internal Affairs. Wellington. 1979. 10th issue. Foreword by R.T. Adams. 89, (7 blank) PP with 5 tables and b/w illustrations: 6 figures and 19 photos. Soft covers, title on front cover, staples. Fine. 21 x 14.3.

72569
MOSLEY, David
GUERNSEY AND THE GREAT WAR + Tourist Guide "Love Guernsey"
$25.00 AUD

Guernsey Museums & Galleries. St Peter Port. c. 2015. Edited by Lynne Ashton. 48 PP with b/w illustrations. Inside cover: Map of Europe (in colour). Inside back cover: 18 colour photos of Memorials to the fallen. Pictorial stiff covers. Fine (mint condition). 23.5 x 16.7. 9781871560091

How Guernsey people were involved in the 1914-18 war. Together with a 44 pages guide "Love Guernsey", 2018.

73905
MURRAY, Dea
BIRDS OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
$15.00 AUD

Dea Murray / International Graphics. Hollywood, Florida. 1976. 2nd printing of the 1969 edition. 28 PP with 12 b/w illustrations in the margin of 12 pages, and 10 plates with 109 coloured illustrations. Pictorial stiff covers. Front cover with crease at top corner and the faded stamps of previous owner. Very good. 30.3 x 23..

35333
N/A
LORD HOWE ISLAND - WORLD HERITAGE
$10.00 AUD

Lord Howe Island Board. Lord Howe Island. c. 1995. 5 sheets with 18 b/w drawings. Fine. 29.7 x 21.

Marine life - Land animals - Plant Life - Seabirds - The Woodhen.

75566
N/A
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO GUERNSEY
$10.00 AUD

Visit Guernsey. St Peter Port. 2018.. 2018 edition. 100 PP with colour illustrations. Pictorial stiff covers. Fine (as new condition). 24 x 16.4.

Go, Do Great Things in: Guernsey - Herm - Sark - Alderney.

62541
NIAUSSAT, Pierre-Marie
LE LAGON ET L'ATOLL DE CLIPPERTON
$45.00 AUD

Académie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer & Centre de Recherches du Service de Santé des Armées. Paris. 1978. 1st Ed., in Travaux et Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences d'Outre-Mer. (8), 190 PP with 83 figures (drawings, graphs, maps, tables and 6 b/w photos). Soft cover a little soiled. Lower corner bumped. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. Occasional foxing. Internally near fine. French text. 24 x 16. 2900098009

39094
PARMELEE, David F.
BIRD ISLAND IN ANTARCTIC WATERS
$10.00 AUD

University of Minnesota Press. Minneapolis. 1980. 1st Ed. XII, 140 PP with 2 maps and b/w illustrations (drawings and photos), plus 16 plates with 5 colour photos and 14 watercolours. All illustrations by the author. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Few foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 28.5 x 22.2. 0816609373

The adventures of an artist/ornithologist on a lonely outcrop in the Far South Atlantic. Bird Island, at the western part of South Georgia.

73904
ROBINSON, Alan H.
VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK - The Story behind the Scenery
$15.00 AUD

K.C. Den Dooven Publications. Las Vegas. 1978. 2nd printing of the 1974 edition. 48 PP with colour illustrations: 4 artworks and 102 photos by Fritz Henle and Clarendon Bowman. Pictorial stiff covers. Very good. 30.5 x 22.8. 091612214X

50980
ROBINSON, Paul
HOWE GOOD IS THIS - LORD HOWE ISLAND (in Qantas Magazine)
$15.00 AUD

Qantas Airways Ltd. Sydney. 2004. Issue for October 2004. 208 PP. Contains article between pages 110 and 115 with 12 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 27.5 x 21.

... the perfect hassle-free island getaway.

69967
ROSE, Kurt
THE ISLANDS OF THE SULU SEA
$15.00 AUD

The Glencannon Press. Palo Alto, Ca., USA. 1993. 1st Ed. (8), 216 PP with 2 maps, 11 b/w photos and 19 drawings. Pictorial card cover. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 22.7 x 14.7. 0963758616

Voyage from Hamburg to the Far East on the German cargo ship Eta Rickmers. Jumped ship in Vladivostok, later joined the Gospel Ship Fukuin Maru registered in Boston... Sailing the China and Sulu Seas.

47604
SHARP, Nonie
NO ORDINARY JUDGEMENT. Mabo, The Murray Islanders' Land Case
$15.00 AUD

Aboriginal Studies Press. Canberra. 1996. 1st Ed. XXV, 290 PP with 2 maps, 3 figures and 20 b/w photos. Fp: Tombstone of Edward Koiki Mabo, Mer. Eps: Map of Islands of Torres Strait and their neighbourhood. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 24 x 17. 0855752874

42959
SIGRAH, Raobeia Ken & KING, Stacey M.
TE RII NI BANABA
$40.00 AUD

Institute of Pacific Studies / USP. Suva. 2001. 1st Ed. 367 PP with b/w illustrations (drawings, sketches and photographs). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 14.7. 9820203228

The backbone of Banaba, or history of Ocean Island (Banaba).

40033
SLESIN, Suzanne, CLIFF, Stafford, BERTHELOT, Jack, GAUME, Martine & ROZENSZTROCH
CARIBBEAN STYLE
$10.00 AUD

Thames and Hudson. London. 1992. Reprint of the 1985 original. 290 PP, lavishly illustrated with 1 map, 9 pages of plans and over 600 colour photos. Cloth cover (lightly soiled), dj (lightly rubbed). Near fine. 25.8 x 25.5. 0500234558

The islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, St.Barthélémy, Antigua, Nevis, Monserrat, Barbados, Haiti and Jamaica. Island vegetation and colour, plantation houses, town houses, popular houses, contemporary houses and gardens. Plans and information on different types of houses on the various islands.

35324
SMITH, Nancy (editor)
LORD HOWE ISLAND (in Australian Natural History, Vol. 18, No.2, 1974)
$35.00 AUD

Australian Museum. Sydney. 1974. Special Issue. Pages 35 to 77 with figures (maps & sketches), 6 colour and 33 b/w photos. Inside back cover: 4 photos of fauna. Pictorial card cover (front: view on Mounts Lidgbird and Gower, & back: general map). Near fine. 28 x 21.8.

From First Fleet to El Torito, by Gilbert P. Whitley. A tropical outpost in the South Pacific. Vegetation and Environmrent... Exploitation versus Conservation.

65275
STEINER, Sue & LISTON, Robin
ST HELENA - ASCENSION - TRISTAN DA CUNHA
$55.00 AUD

London. 2007. Bradt Travel Guides. 2nd edition of the 2002 original, updated by Robin Liston. (6), VIII, 199 PP with b/w illustrations (3 plans, photos, 12 maps and drawings of flora) and colour illustrations (1 location map, 3 maps of the islands and 17 photos). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21.6 x 13.5. 1841621986

18366
STOMMEL, Henry
LOST ISLANDS, The Story of Islands that have vanished from Nautical Charts
$25.00 AUD

UBC Press. Vancouver. 1984. 1st Ed. Foreword by Rear-Admiral G. S. Ritchie. XXI, 146 PP & 1 folded map (67 x 117), with 11 b/w illust. & 23 charts (4 double page). Cloth cover, dj. Fine. 28.6 x 22.2. 0774802103

14058
STONEHOUSE, Bernard
WIDEAWAKE ISLAND - The Story of the B.O.U. Centenary Expedition to Ascension
$20.00 AUD

Hutchinson. London. 1960. 1st Ed. 224 PP with 1 table, 3 tail pieces, 9 head pieces and 21 text illustrations, plus 20 pages with 36 b/w photos. Frontispiece in colour. Eps: Map of Ascension Island. Hard cover, dj. Sellotape marks on endpapers, o/wise near fine. 23.4 x 15.

The British Ornithologist Union Expedition to Ascension Island between October 1957 and April 1959.

18317
THOMAS, Leslie
A WORLD OF ISLANDS
$10.00 AUD

St. Martin's Press. New York. 1983. 1st US Ed. 208 PP with 70 b/w photos, plus 16 Colour plates. Fp: The Citadel Canal at Corfu. Eps: Mappemonde. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 25.5 x 19.5. 0312892233

A voyage through some of the world's most famous and romantic islands, with their history.

33529
THOMAS, Leslie
A WORLD OF ISLANDS
$10.00 AUD

Collins. Sydney. 1983. 1st Australian and New Zealand edition. 208 PP with 70 b/w photos, plus 16 colour plates. Fp: The Citadel Canal at Corfu. Eps: Mappemonde. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 25.5 x 19.5. 0004900499

A voyage through some of the world's most famous and romantic islands, with their history.

49457
THOMAS, Leslie
A WORLD OF ISLANDS
$15.00 AUD

Collins. Sydney. 1983. 1st Australian and New Zealand edition. 208 PP with 70 b/w photos, plus 16 colour plates. Fp: The Citadel Canal at Corfu. Eps: Mappemonde. Hard cover, gilt title on spine. Dust jacket tipped in. Ingleton bookplate on front endpaper. Near fine. 25.5 x 19.5. 0004900499

A voyage through some of the world's most famous and romantic islands, with their history.

60426
THOMAS, Leslie
SOME LOVELY ISLANDS
$15.00 AUD

Arlington Books. London. 1982. Revised illustrated edition of the 1968 original. 216 PP with 17 maps, 87 b/w and 46 colour photos by Peter Chèze-Brown. Eps: Map of the British Isles. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with a closed tear at head of spine. Very good. 18 x 11.2.

Lundy... Auskerry... Herm...

51521
THOMSON, J. P.
THE ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC (in National Geographic Magazine)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1921. Article pulled out from Volume XL, No. 6, December 1921. Pages 543 to 558 with 15 b/w photos. Soft cover. Very good. 25.5 x 17.6.

20431
THORNTON, Meg (editor)
HEARD ISLAND EXPEDITION 1983
$25.00 AUD

Spirit of Adventure. Sydney. 1983. 1st Ed. 56 PP with b/w illustrations. Fp: King penguins. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 29.7 x 21. 0959256806

1983 expedition on the Anaconda.

11826
VILLARET, Bernard, BATAILLE, M. C., et al...
LES ILES DU PACIFIQUE
$15.00 AUD

Larousse. Paris. 1980. 1st edition in Collection Monde et Voyages. 240 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Title Page: Nguzu Nguzu of the Solomon Islands. FEP: Outrigers from New Caledonia. REP: Spear fisherman. Pictorial laminated boards a little worn. Foxing spots on first and last leaves, o/wise very good. French text. 26.5 x 22.5. 2030532223

The islands of the Pacific Ocean: geography & discovery. The Galapagos to Australia, Hawaii to New Zealand & Easter Island.

10302
WADDELL, Eric & NUNN, Patrick D. (editors)
THE MARGIN FADES - Geographical Itineraries in a World of Islands
$15.00 AUD

Institute of Pacific studies. Suva. 1993. 1st Ed. X, 297 PP with 17 figures & 15 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 14.5. 0982020092X

Thirteen essays presenting a new portrait of geography in the Pacific: Contemporary Industrialization of Fiji. Jean-Marie Tjibaou: Kanak Witness to the World. What Future Pacific Cities?...

73477
WALKER, Howell
AIR AGE BRINGS LIFE TO CANTON ISLAND (in National Geographic Magazine - Vol. CVII, No.1, January 1955)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1955. Issue 1, (20), 146, (6) PP. Contains article pages 117 to 132 with 4 b/w illustrations (1 map with location map and 3 photos) and 12 colour photos. Soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

Life on a tiny Pacific atoll (3) South of the Equator), transformed in a busy Base. Also includes article by Irving and Electa Johnson "South Seas' Incredible Land Divers".

17101
WILSON, Annette J.G. (Volume Editor)
FLORA OF AUSTRALIA, Volume 49 - Oceanic Islands 1
$90.00 AUD

A.G.P.S. Canberra. 1994. 1st Ed. XXIV, 682 PP with 107 illust. (3 maps, 63 colour photos & 41 full-page drawings). Fp: Colour plate of Ungeria Floribunda. FEP: Contents in the Flora Australia Families. REP: Index to Families of Flowering Plants. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. 26 x 18. 0644293853

Flora of the Australian Pacific Islands of Lord Howe and Norfolk.

73593
WOODBURN, M. Kathleen
NIUAFOOU / Tin Can Island - Tonga Islands (in Walkabout Magazine)
$10.00 AUD

Australian National Publicity Association. Melbourne. 1946 Volume 13, No. 1, November 1946. Contains article P. 17 to 20 with b/w illustrations: 1 sketch map, 1 sketch and 3 photos and 4 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 30.5 x 24.

Atoll in the northern part of Tonga. Tin Can Island.. Other article: Scheelite (or Calcium Tungstate) from King Island.

36746
YOUNG, Louise B.
ISLANDS - Portrait of Miniature Worlds
$10.00 AUD

W. H. Freeman. New York. 1999. 1st printing of April 1999. XII, 296 PP with 47 illustrations by Jennifer Dewey. Hard cover, gilt title on cloth spine, dj. Fine. 21.6 x 14.5. 0716731355

Hawaiian archipelago: The Garden Isles. Easter Island: A paradigm for Man. Mauritius and the Seychelles: Home of the Dodo. Madagascar: The Land apart...