Maritime Books

Alan Villiers books and magazine articles

Last update: Thursday, 29 February 2024.

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ANMM
"Spitfire", Australia's first homegrown warship, by Dr James Hunter / Alan Villiers & the Sons of Sindbad, by Lindsey Shaw (in SIGNALS, Quarterly - No. 132)
$15.00 AUD

Australian National Maritime Museum. Sydney. 2020. Issue September to November 2020. Edited by Janine Flew. Bearings (foreword), by Kevin Sumption. 76 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover (Lab's digital Art Museum, Tokyo). Fine. 30 x 23.

Other articles: Behind Barbed Wire, remembering the Dunera boys, by Curator Kim Tao. ...

20658
JONES, Henry M.
SHIPS OF KINGSTON, Good-bye, Fare Ye Well
$75.00 AUD

Memorial Press of Plymouth. Plymouyj, Mass. 1926 1st Ed. 130 PP with 5 plans of Port, 19 ship plans, 50 b/w illust. & 6 colour plates. Title-page: Sheer and spar plan of bark Abby of Kingston, 1854. Fp (in colour): Ship Herculean of Kingston, Benjamin Cook, Master, entering Liverpool, 1840. Orig. gilt & decorated cloth cover (flag signal for Good-bye, fare ye well). Handsome gothic-printed dedicatory note: "Presented to Commander Alan John Villiers by the Jones River Village Club at the Major John Bradford House, Kingston, Massachusetts". Covers have a few spots, o/wise a fine copy. 28 x 20.

An account of the 276 vessels built and launched at the landing into Jones River since the Revolution.

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N/A
WALKABOUT Geographic Magazine Australia and the South Seas (Walkabout Magazine, Vol. 2, No.5, March 1936)
$50.00 AUD

Australian National Travel Association. Melbourne. 1936. 64 PP with b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft covers (The "Joseph Conrad"). Covers with light wear, o/wise near fine. 30.5 x 24.5.

The "Joseph Conrad" A Full-Rigger in the South Seas, by A. J. Villiers. The Unveiling of a Continent (the Kennedy Expedition: 2nd part), by Russell S. Clark. Ambergris, by Richard Ross. A Nullarbor Sheep Station, by D. R. Nicholls. The Dugong, by G.H. Sunter.

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PUNDYK, Grace
SAILING WITH THE SONS OF SINDBAD: Alan Villiers the Australian Arabist (in Signals No. 92)
$10.00 AUD

Australian National Maritime Museum. Sydney. 2010. No. 92, September-November 2010. Contains articles from P. 14 to 21 with 1 colour and 9 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 29.7 x 21.

74775
READER'S DIGEST
GREAT TALES OF THE SEA - Volume 2
$10.00 AUD

Reader's Digest Association. London. 1979. 1st Ed., with an introduction by Douglas Reeman. 430, (2) PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Laminated pictorial boards. Occasional foxing. Very good. 23.5 x 15.2.

Capitain Cook, the Seamen's Seaman, by Alan Villiers. A Night to Remember, by Walter Lord. The Ra Expedition by Thor Heyerdahl.

55834
SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH
MARINER'S MIRROR [THE]. The Journal of the Society for Nautical Research - Volume 61
$20.00 AUD

Society for Nautical Research. Greenwich. 1975. Volume 61, Nos. 1 to 4. Editors: Professor C. C. Lloyd & Brian H. Dolley. 424 PP with b/w illustrations (drawings... photos), plus 8 b/w plates. Plus: VIII PP Contents and 425-434 PP Index. Soft cover. Fine. 24 x 17.2.

No. 1: Note on Alan Villiers. The design of the Inconstant, by N. A. M. Rodger. No. 2: The first English Frigates by Robert Gardiner. No. 3: De la survivance de traditions navales Phéniciennes dans la Méditerranée de nos jours, by Lucien Basch. No.4: Spanish Armada Guns, by I. A. A. Thompson. ...

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SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH
MARINER'S MIRROR [THE]. The Journal of the Society for Nautical Research - Volume 68, No. 2
$10.00 AUD

Society for Nautical Research. Greenwich. 1982. Volume 68, No. 2, May 1982. Editors: Brian H., & Mrs Cecilia M. Dolley. (XII), (6), 99-236 PP with b/w illustrations (drawings... photos), plus 1 large folded plan Chatham Dockyard. Soft cover. Occasional foxing. Fine. 24 x 17.2.

No. 2 - Obituary: Captain Alan J. Villiers. Pages 103 to 126: Transportation of Horses by Sea during the Era of the Crusades (part II), by John H. Pryor. Pages 133 to 188 with b/w plates: Historic Architecture of Chatham Dockyard, 1700-1800, by Jonathan Coad.

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SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH
MARINER'S MIRROR [THE], The International Quarterly Journal of the Society for Nautical Research - Volume 97, No. 2)
$10.00 AUD

Society for Nautical Research. Greenwich. 2011. Volume 97, No. 2, May 2011. Edited by Hugh Murphy. 110, (2) PP with tables and b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 24 x 17.2.

The Society for Nautical Research Annual Lecture 2010, by Richard Harding. The 1st Alan Villiers Memorial Lecture: "Naval Capability in the Early Modern Period", by Jeremy Black. ...

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SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH
MARINER'S MIRROR [THE], The International Quarterly Journal of the Society for Nautical Research - Volume 99, No. 1
$10.00 AUD

Society for Nautical Research. Greenwich. 2013. Volume 99, No. 1, February 2013. Edited by Martin Bellamy. 124, (4) PP with tables and b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 24 x 17.2.

Third Alan Villiers Memorial Lecture: The Naval War of 1812, by John B. Hattendorf. ... The transition from Hemp to Chain Cable, by John Harland.

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SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH
MARINER'S MIRROR [THE]. The Journal of the Society for Nautical Research - Volume 61, No. 1
$5.00 AUD

Society for Nautical Research. Greenwich. 1975. Volume 61, No. 1, February 1975. Editors: Professor C. C. Lloyd & Brian H. Dolley. (4), (2), 106 PP with b/w illustrations. Soft cover. Library stamp on covers and first leaf Near fine. 24 x 17.2.

No. 1 - Note on Alan J. Villiers retirement from the Presidency of S.N.R.;; The design of the "Inconstant", by N.A.M. Rodger. An old Whitby collier, by A. F. Humble.

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The Trident
THE TRIDENT, incorporating "Blue Peter" - (Magazine of the Sea - Vol. 12. No. 133)
$10.00 AUD

The Trident. London. 1950. May 1950 issue. 181- 224 PP with b/w illustrations (drawings & sketches, paintings and photos). Pictorial soft covers, front ("barges", by Winston Mergoran). Spine reinforced (clear plastic acid free tape). Contents near fine. 30 x 22.

Sailing the "Warspite" pages 190 to 193), by Alan Villiers. Fisheries of the Indian Ocean, by E.R. Yarham. ...

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VILLIERS, A. J.
SEA-DOGS OF TO-DAY
$45.00 AUD

George G. Harrap. London. 1932. 1st Ed. 284 PP, plus 40 pages with 32 b/w photos. Fp: Jim the Londoner. Cloth cover with light wear, gilt title on spine. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. Light foxing, o/wise contents are near fine. A scarce first edition. 21.5 x 14.8.

Stories: Larsen, Master Whaler. Gustaf Erikson of Mariehamn. The John Steward Line of square-riggers... Crossing the Atlantic by yacht.

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VILLIERS, A. J.
THE CAPE HORN GRAIN-SHIP RACE (in National Geographic Magazine, Volume LXIII, No. 1, 1933)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1933. Volume LXIII, No.1, January 1933. Contains article between P.1 and 39 with 38 b/w photos (13 on full page). Soft cover. Covers soiled. Stamp on front cover and top of page 25. Spine rubbed. Internally very good. 25.5 x 17.5.

Grain race of 1932 between the Parma, the Pamir and the Herzogin Cecilie.

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VILLIERS, Alan
PILOT PETE
$15.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1963. Reprint of the 1953 original. 64 PP with 61 illustrations by H. T. Cauldwell. Eps. Hard cover, dj. Small stain on lower part of front cover. Foxing spots on outside edges. Note on the verso of the front endpaper, o/wise near fine. Scarce. 22.2 x 14.5.

Novel set on a rocky island, far away in the South Pacific.

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VILLIERS, Alan
ENGLAND'S SCILLIES, THE FLOWERING ISLES (in National Geographic Magazine, Volume 132, No.1, 1967)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1967. Contains article between P.126 and 145 with 2 maps and 26 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 25.4 x 17.5.

Archipelago off the South West corner of Cornwall.

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE CORAL SEA
$35.00 AUD

Museum Press. London. 1949. 1st UK edition. 292 PP with 6 maps, plus 24 pages with 37 b/w photos. Fp: Into the Coral Sea. Eps: Map of the SW Pacific with routes of the Pacific explorers. Green cloth cover, gilt title on white vignette on spine, dj (price-clipped and with a few closed tears/chips), now in a protective sleeve. Signature and sticker of former owner on top of title-page, o/wise a near fine copy. 22.5 x 14.5.

Adventure & exploration of the Coral Sea from the Polynesians to WWII.

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VILLIERS, Alan
VANISHED FLEETS, Sea Stories From Old Van Dieman's Land
$20.00 AUD

Cat & Fiddle Press. Hobart. 1974. Reprint of 1931 original. (XIV), 297 PP plus 16 pages with 20 b/w photos. Fp: Hobart. Eps: A chart of Tasmania. Cloth covers, gilt-engraved signature of Alan Villiers on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 22 x 14.5. 0858530163

A survey of the maritime history of Tasmania. Earlier days, convict ships, whalers, clippers & later days.

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE WAR WITH CAPE HORN
$45.00 AUD

Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1971. 1st US edition. XXIV, (2), 338 PP with 1 sketch, plus 66 pages with 6 maps & 74 b/w illustrations by Adrian Small. FEP: A chart of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. REP: Pacific Ocean Chart. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket with a rubbed patch at top of front cover. Neeat note on lower part of half title page. Still a nice clean copy 23.5 x 15.5. 0684106248

The great square-rigged ships which battled the Horn at the beginning of this century: bravery, endurance, neglect. The last trades: nitrate, guano.

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VILLIERS, Alan
OCEANS OF THE WORLD - Man's Conquest of the Sea
$15.00 AUD

Museum Press. London. 1963. 1st Ed. 159 PP with 4 maps, plus 16 pages with 28 b/w plates. Fp: Mayflower II going to her berth in New York Harbour. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with small chips. Name of previous owner on front endpaper, o/wise near fine. 22 x 14.

Aspects of the varied and interesting story of the ocean: sailing with Arabs, Maldivians, Trobriands. Square-rigger and nuclear ship...

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VILLIERS, Alan
SHIPS THROUGH THE AGES: A Saga of the Sea (in National Geographic, Volume 123, No. 4, 1963)
$15.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1963. Volume 123, No. 4, April 1963. Contains article between pages 494 and 545 with 22 b/w and 32 colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

Evolution of the ship: from drifting log to nuclear powered freighter. From tribal cataraman to transatlantic liners and 100,000 tons tankers.

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VILLIERS, Alan
WALES, LAND OF BARDS [In National Geographic Magazine - Volume 127, No.6]
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1965. June 1965. Contains article between P.727 and 769 with 2 maps & 41 colour photos by Thomas Nebbia. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 25.2 x 17.4.

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VILLIERS, Alan
SEA-DOGS OF TO-DAY
$20.00 AUD

George G. Harrap. London. 1934. Reprint of 1932 original. 284 PP with 32 half tone photographs. Fp: Jim the Londoner. Cloth cover. Covers soiled, spine faded. Dedicatory note on inside front cover. Foxing throughout although not affecting plates, o/wise a very good clean copy. Image shows title-page and frontispiece. 21.5 x 14.8.

The story of Larsen, Master Whaler Gustaf Erikson of Marieham, the John Steward Line of square-riggers...

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VILLIERS, Alan
SCOTLAND FROM HER LOVELY LOCHS AND SEAS (in National Geographic Magazine, Volume 119, No. 4, 1961)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1961. N.G.S. Vol. 119, No.4, April 1961. Contains article between pages 492 and 541 with 2 maps & 48 colour photos by Robert F. Sisson. Very good. 25.4 x 17.4.

Voyage on the Yacht Cristoden through the lochs of Scotland and the outer Hebrides Islands.

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE ALICE IN AUSTRALIA'S WONDERLAND (in National Geographic Magazine - Volume 129, No 2, February 1966)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1966. Contains article between P. 230 and 257 with 2 maps and 31 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Spine reinforced, o/wise very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

Alice Springs, Northern Territory of Australia.

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VILLIERS, Alan
MAGELLAN. A Voyage into the Unknown Changed Man's Understanding of his World (in National Geographic Magazine - Volume 149, No.6, June 1976)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1976. June 1976. Contains article between pages 720 and 753 with 2 maps, 1 b/w and 30 colour Illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

Magellan and the first voyage around the world.

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE MARVELOUS MALDIVE ISLANDS [in National Geographic Magazine, Volume CXI, No. 6, 1957]
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1957. Volume CXI, No.6, June 1957. Includes article from P.829-849 with 1 map, 2 b/w & 18 colour photos by author. Soft cover. Very good. 25.5 x 17.5.

Discovery voyage through a little-known (at the time) sultanate of the Indian Ocean, straddling the equator. 8 photos of baggala.

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VILLIERS, Alan
HOW WE SAILED THE NEW MAYFLOWER TO AMERICA (in National Geographic Magazine, Volume CXII, No. 5, 1957)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1957. Volume CXII, No. 5, Nov. 1957. Includes article from P.627-672 with 1 map and 2 insets, 10 b/w and 25 colour photos. Soft covers with light wear. Near fine. 25.4 x 17.4.

Why did Mayflower II take the long Southern route? What were the risks she ran? Her skipper reveals the answers.

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE NETHERLANDS: Nation at War With the Sea [in National Geographic Magazine - Volume 133, No.4]
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1968. April 1968. Contains article between pages 530 and 571 with 2 plans, 5 maps, 2 b/w & 43 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

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VILLIERS, Alan
CONVICT SHIPS AND SAILORS
$45.00 AUD

Philip Allan & Co London. 1936. 1st "Nautilus Library" edition No. 32, of the 1931 original "Vanished Fleets". 192 PP. Cloth cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Faint sellotape marks on endpapers. Copy with the scarce dust jacket. Very good. Small format. 17.4 x 11.5.

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VILLIERS, Alan
GOLDEN BEACHES OF PORTUGAL [in National Geographic Magazine - Volume CVI, No.5]
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1954. Vol. CVI, No. 5, November 1954. Article from P. 673 to 696 with 2 maps, 12 b/w and 12 colour photos. Card cover. Near fine. 25.4 x 17.5.

With the shore-based fishermen of the coast of Portugal.

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VILLIERS, Alan
SAILING WITH SINDBAD'S SONS [in National Geographic Magazine, Volume XCIV, No.5, 1948]
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1948. Volume XCIV, No.5, November 1948. Contains article: P.675-688 with 1 map & 9 b/w photos in text. Soft covers, spine reinforced. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

One year's experience sailing with Arabs on dhows in the Western part of the Indian Ocean.

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VILLIERS, Alan
WHALERS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN - A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic
$40.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1949. 1st Australian edition. 248 PP with 9 woodcut illustrations by Charles Pont. Fp: On the grounds. Eps: Charts of the voyage of the Pelagos. Cloth cover with a lightly sunned spine, o/wise a near fine copy. Image shows frontispiece and title-page. 20.5 x 14.5.

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VILLIERS, Alan
CAPTAIN COOK, The Seamen's Seaman, A Study of the Great Discoverer
$35.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1967. 1st Ed. IX, 10-256 PP with 7 maps and 26 text illustrations by Adrian Small, plus 4 pages with 7 b/w plates. FEP: Map of the 1st Voyage in H.M.S. "Endeavour", 1768-1771. REP: Map of the 2nd Voyage in the "Resolution" 1772-1775. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, device on front cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket with small chips at head of spine and in a protective sleeve. Faint foxing. Very good. 24 x 16.5.

The biography of Captain Cook by the last great deep-water sailing ship man.

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VILLIERS, Alan
BY WAY OF CAPE HORN
$25.00 AUD

Ibex / Heritage Book Group. Melbourne. 1996. Reprint of the 1930 original, with a 1952 preface by the author. 265 PP with 1 map on double page, plus 16 pages with 31 b/w photos by Ronald Gregory Walker and Alan Villiers. Hard cover, dj. Spine of dust jacket is lightly sunned, o/wise a fine copy. 22.3 x 14.2.

The author's first deep sea voyage on the tall ship "Grace Harwar" April to September 1929 from Wallaroo (South Australia) to Queenstown (Ireland).

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE SET OF THE SAILS, The Story of a Cape Horn Seaman
$20.00 AUD

Ibex / Heritage Book Group. Melbourne. 1997. Reprint of the 1949 original. 247 PP with 1 map, plus 12 pages with 17 b/w photos by the author. FEP: The voyages of the Grace Harwar, the Parma, the Joseph Conrad, and the Arab Dhows. REP: The voyages of the Rothesay Bay, the Bellands, the Lawhill and the Herzogin Cecilie. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing on top outside edge. Near fine. 22.2 x 14. 1875689036

The autobiography of a Cape Horn seaman in the last days of sail.

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE SET OF THE SAILS, The Story of a Cape Horn Seaman
$35.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1950. Second impression of 1949 original. 247 PP with 1 map, plus 24 pages with 32 b/w photos. Top edge tinted. Fp: The Set of the Sails. Eps: Mappe monde with route of some tall ships. Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket has a few chips and small pieces missing and is in a protective sleeve. Contents are near fine. 22.8 x 15.5.

The life at sea under sail of Capt. Alan Villiers.

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE SET OF THE SAILS, The Story of a Cape Horn Seaman
$10.00 AUD

White Lion. London. 1974. Reprint of the 1949 original. 247 PP with 1 map, plus 24 pages with 32 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. (price clipped). Name of previous owner on title page. Faint foxing. Renewed endpapers. Very good. 22.2 x 14. 0856171352

The life at sea under sail of Capt. Alan Villiers.

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VILLIERS, Alan
HOW WE SAILED THE NEW MAYFLOWER TO AMERICA [in National Geographic Magazine]
$20.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1957. Volume CXII, No. 5, Nov. 1957. Includes article from P. 627-674 with 35 illustrations (25 in colour), plus the Special Supplement Painting of Mayflower II, by Hervey Garrett Smith. Soft cover, spine lightly rubbed. Scarce copy with the Supplement. Near fine. 25.4 x 17.4.

Why did Mayflower II take the long Southern route? What were the risks she ran? Her skipper reveals the answers.

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VILLIERS, Alan
OCEANS OF THE WORLD - Man's Conquest of the Sea
$25.00 AUD

Museum Press. London. 1963. 1st Ed. 159 PP with 4 maps, plus 16 pages with 28 b/w plates. Fp: Mayflower II going to her berth in New York Harbour. Hard cover, dj (price clipped and with a few chips). A near fine copy. 22 x 14.

Aspects of the varied and interesting story of the ocean: sailing with Arabs, Maldivians, Trobriands. Square-rigger and nuclear ship...

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE WESTERN OCEAN - The Story of the North Atlantic
$10.00 AUD

Museum Press. London. 1957. 1st Ed. XI, 288 PP with 2 maps, plus 8 pages with 18 b/w illustrations. Fp: Portuguese naval training ship Sagres. Green cloth cover, gilt title on white vignette on spine. Vignette on spine partly faded, old watermark on top and front edge. Very good reading copy. 23 x 15.5.

From the earliest navigators to the conquest by air.

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - Lord Nelson Sweeps the Sea
$30.00 AUD

Macmillan. New York. 1966. 2nd printing of the 1965 US original, in the Macmillan Battle Books series. 96 PP with 1 cross section of H.M.S. Victory, 2 maps and 37 b/w illustrations. Cloth cover (Macmillan Master Library Edition), dj (price-clipped). Near fine. 24 x 16.4.

21st October, 1805, the day that sealed the fate of Napoleon but also saw the death of Nelson.

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE CUTTY SARK - Last of a Glorious Era
$20.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1957. 3rd impression of the 1953 original. 96 PP, plus 16 pages with 33 b/w illustrations. Cloth cover, dj. Front of dust jacket with rubbed part and spine with 3 pieces missing, now in a protective sleeve. Occasional foxing. Very good. 21.4 x 14.

The career of this clipper from her construction in 1869 to 1952 when the Cutty Sark Preservation Society took her over to keep as a tribute to the Merchant Navy.

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE WESTERN OCEAN - The Story of the North Atlantic
$15.00 AUD

Museum Press. London. 1957. 1st Ed. XI, 12-288 PP with 2 maps, plus 8 pages with 18 b/w illustrations. Fp: Portuguese naval training ship Sagres. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price clipped). Note to previous owner on front endpaper. Occasional foxing, o/wise near fine. 23 x 15.5.

From the earliest navigators to the conquest by air.

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VILLIERS, Alan
PILOT PETE
$10.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1963. Reprint of the 1953 original. 64 PP with 61 illustrations by H. T. Cauldwell. Eps. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Note written on half title page. A few foxing sports, o/wise a very good clean copy. Scarce. 22.2 x 14.5.

Novel set in a rocky island far away in the South Pacific.

41358
VILLIERS, Alan
THE SET OF THE SAILS - The Adventures of a Cape Horn Seaman
$5.00 AUD

Pan Books. London. 1956. 2nd printing of the 1955 paperback edition. 252 PP, (4 adverts) with 3 maps, plus 8 pages with 10 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Slight ageing of paper and light foxing. Very good. 17.5 x 11.2.

Autobiography of one of the last deep-water seamen.

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE INDIAN OCEAN
$45.00 AUD

Museum Press. London. 1953. 2nd impression (April 1953) of the 1952 original. 255 PP with 8 maps (5 headpieces and 3 in text), plus 16 pages with 32 b/w illustrations. Fp: Square rigger in the Indian Ocean. Eps: Map of the Indian Ocean. Cloth cover, dj (price-clipped). Dust jacket with tears and chips, now in a protective sleeve. Name on half title page (white-blocked out). Faint and occasional foxing, o/wise a very good clean copy. 23 x 16.

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VILLIERS, Alan
OPGEGEVEN ALS VERMIST - Scheepen Waarover Men Nooit Meer Iets Hoorde
$25.00 AUD

Uitgeverij C. De Boer Jr. Amsterdam. 1958. 1st Dutch edition, In the "Bibliotheek der Zeven Zeeén" series. Translated from the English original "Posted Missing" by Kapt. A. I. J. Hilckmann. 304 PP with 7 maps, and 32 b/w photographs. Eps: 8 silhouettes of ships. Cloth cover, device on front cover, top edge tinted. Note on half-title page, faint foxing, o/wise near fine. Dutch text. 21.4 x 14.5.

The story of ships lost without traces in recent years. Chapters 9 & 10: The mystery of the Waratah.

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VILLIERS, Alan
GLORIE EN ONDERGANG VAN HET KAAP HOORN-SCHIP
$25.00 AUD

Uitgeverij C. De Boer Jr. Amsterdam. 1955. 1st Dutch edition of the 1953 original "The Way of a Ship", in the Bibliotheek der Zeven Zeeën series. 405 PP with 38 line drawings by Harold A. Underhill, plus 68 pages with 86 b/w photos. Cloth cover, gilt decoration on front cover and gilt title on spine, top edge tinted. Fold of front endpaper starting. Very good. Dutch text. 21.7 x 15.

The story of the Square-rigged Cape Horner...

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VILLIERS, Alan
I SAILED WITH COLUMBUS (in Ships and the Sea Magazine - Volume 3, No. 5, October 1953)
$15.00 AUD

Kalmbach Publishing Co. Milwaukee. 1953. 60 PP. Contains article from P.16-19, and 38-41 with illustrations by David A. Strassman and Marion M. Morris (1 map, 3 profiles and 3 drawings). Pictorial wrappers, staples removed. Near fine. 28.8 x 21.

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VILLIERS, Alan
HANDLING A 16TH CENTURY SQUARE-RIGGER (in Ships and the Sea Magazine, Volume 9, No. 1, May 1959)
$15.00 AUD

Kalmbach Publishing Co. Milwaukee. 1959. 60 PP. Contains article from P.32-35, and 44-48 with 6 b/w photos. Pictorial wrappers with light wear, staples removed, reinforced at spine, o/wise contents near fine. 28.8 x 21.

Sailing with the replica of Mayflower.

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VILLIERS, Alan
OF SHIPS AND MEN, A Personal Anthology
$5.00 AUD

London. 1964. Newnes. 3rd impression of the 1962 original. 206 PP with 40 b/w illust. FEP: Deck of a square-rigger awash. REP: Deck of a cargo ship in rough seas. Hard cover, gilt title on spine. Front cover rubbed. Ex library copy with library stamps, sellotape marks on endpapersand a few stains at the bottom of some pages. Rear endpaper with a closed tear. A good reading copy. 25.4 x 15.8.

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VILLIERS, Alan
THE QUEST OF THE SCHOONER ARGUS. A Voyage to The Banks and Greenland
$25.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1951. 1st Ed. XI, 256 PP with 1 plan of the Argus, 1 diagram and 3 maps, plus 48 pages with 94 b/w photos by the author. Fp: The Doryman. Eps: Map of the North Atlantic Ocean. Top outside edge tinted. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Slight ageing of paper and foxing. A very good clean copy. Image shows title-page and frontispiece. 23 x 15.

Sailing in 1950 with the Portuguese cod-fishing fleet to the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and to the Greenland fishing grounds of the Davis Straits.

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VILLIERS, Alan
GIVE ME A SHIP TO SAIL
$25.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1958. 1st Ed. 256 PP, plus 14 pages with 28 b/w photos. Fp: Mayflower arriving in New York Harbour. Cloth cover, dj. Short dedicatory note on FFEP, otherwise a near fine copy in like dust jacket. Scarce. 21 x 14.

Adventures of this Australian author and seafarer while filming the movie Moby Dick and during the re-enactment of the voyage of the Mayflower, plus stories about far away places like the Maldives.

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VILLIERS, Alan
POSTED MISSING - The Story of Ships Lost without Trace in Recent Years
$30.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1956. 1st Ed. 256 PP with 8 figures & 9 maps, plus 16 pages with 23 b/w photographs. Fp: In a Heavy Sea. Eps: World map with position of ships posted missing. Hard cover, dj (price clipped and with piece missing at head and foot). Foxing, o/wise very good. 21 x 14.5.

Chapters 9 & 10: The mystery of the Waratah.

51075
VILLIERS, Alan
THE PARIS BOAT SHOW (in Ships and Ship Models, Volume IX, No. 96, January 1956)
$10.00 AUD

Percival Marshall. London. 1956. 36 PP. Contains article between P. 2 and 5 with 5 b/w photos. Illustrated wrappers, reinforced at spine, o/wise near fine. 24.6 x 18.3.

Alan Villiers writing about the most unusual nautical exhibition he has visited, says ... trust the French to be daringly different!

51078
VILLIERS, Alan
MORE ABOUT THOSE TRAINING SCHOOL SHIPS (in Ships and Ship Models, Volume VII, No. 82, October 1954)
$10.00 AUD

Percival Marshall. London. 1954. 36 PP (357-392). Contains article between P.358 and 361 with 7 b/w photos. Illustrated wrappers, reinforced at spine, o/wise near fine. 24.6 x 18.3.

US Coast Guard Eagle, Portuguese barque Sagres.

51082
VILLIERS, Alan
SAFETY AT SEA (in Ships and Ship Models, Volume IX, No.99, April 1956)
$10.00 AUD

Percival Marshall. London. 1956. 32 PP (105-136). Contains article between P.106 and 108 with 4 b/w photos. Illustrated soft wrappers reinforced at spine, o/wise near fine. 24.6 x 18.3.

Alan Villiers urges that well proven inflatable rafts be carried as statutory lifesaving equipment.

51083
VILLIERS, Alan
WHERE SAIL SURVIVES (in Ships and Ship Models, Volume IX, No. 100, May 1956)
$10.00 AUD

Percival Marshall. London. 1956. 32, IV, PP (137-166). Contains article between P.138 and 140 with 4 b/w photos. Illustrated wrappers. Near fine. 24.6 x 18.3.

Impressions of the sailing fleets of the East: Ceylon.

51085
VILLIERS, Alan
TORBAY TO LISBON (in Ships and Ship Models, Volume IX - No.102, July 1956)
$10.00 AUD

Percival Marshall. London. 1956. 36 PP (205-240). Contains article between P.206 and 208 with 1 drawing and 4 b/w photos. Illustrated soft wrappers (three-masted schooner Creole). Covers reinforced at spine, o/wise near fine. 24.6 x 18.3.

With a fleet of 22 sailing school ships.

51089
VILLIERS, Alan
THE SUEZ CANAL (in Ships and Ship Models, Volume IX, No. 107, December 1956)
$10.00 AUD

Percival Marshall. London. 1956. 28, (4) PP (375-402). Contains article between P.377 and 379 with 1 map and 5 b/w photos. Illustrated wrappers, reinforced at spine, o/wise near fine. 24.6 x 18.3.

51090
VILLIERS, Alan
THE LAST GRAND BANKS SCHOONERS - Part One (in Ships and Ship Models - Vol VII, No. 79, July 1954)
$10.00 AUD

Percival Marshall. London. 1954. 40 PP (241-280). Contains article between P.256 and 258 with 4 b/w photos. Illustrated wrappers, repaired at spine. Very good. 24.6 x 18.3.

Portuguese schooners, fishing on the Grand Banks, off Newfoundland.

51541
VILLIERS, Alan
THE SET OF THE SAILS - The Adventures of a Cape Horn Seaman
$5.00 AUD

Pan Books. London. 1973. 3rd (Re-set) printing of the 1955 paperback edition. 284 PP with 3 maps, plus 8 pages with 10 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Slight ageing of paper, light foxing. Very good. 17.2 x 11.2.

Autobiography of one of the last deep-water seamen.

52942
VILLIERS, Alan
LA TASMANIE AU TEMPS DES BALEINIERS ET DES FORCATS
$10.00 AUD

Editions France-Empire. Paris. 1978. 1st French edition of "Vanished Fleets, Sea Stories from old Van Diemen's Land". Translated by Jean Joba and Douglas O'Brimmick. 316, (2) PP with 1 decorated map on double page, plus 16 pages with 20 b/w photos. Pictorial soft covers with wear around edges. Spine sunned and creased. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. Occasional foxing. Contents still very good. French text. 19 x 14.

A survey of the maritime history of Tasmania. Earlier days, convict ships, whalers, clippers & later days.

53865
VILLIERS, Alan
AND NOT TO YIELD - A Story of the Outward Bound
$30.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London 1953. 1st Ed. 160 PP with 14 b/w illustrations by Jean Main & David Cobb. Fp: A photo of Warspite. Decorated hard cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket slightly rubbed. Squiggle on front endpaper. Faint foxng. Very good. 19.5 x 14.

A cruise of the training ketch Warspite around Ireland with 12 boys from the Outward Bound Sea School, of Aberdovey.

60630
VILLIERS, Alan
CAREER OF "BULLY" HAYES (in Sea Breezes)
$10.00 AUD

Sea Breezes, The Ship Lovers' Digest. Liverpool. 1949. 3), P.390 to 397 in Volume VIII (New Series), No. 48, December 1949. Article pulled out and contained in a card folder. Ageing of paper. Very good. 19 x 13.

61849
VILLIERS, Alan
CRUISE OF THE "CONRAD"
$15.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1940. 1st edition in the "Black Jacket Books" series, of the 1937 original. V, 6-320 PP with 2 plans of the "Joseph Conrad" and 9 maps, plus 8 b/w plates. FEP: Map with route of the Joseph Conrad. Cloth covers with light wear/soiling. War economy paper, foxing throughout. Very good reading copy. 18 x 12.

A journal of a voyage around the world undertaken and carried out in the ship "Joseph Conrad", 212 tons, in the years 1934, 1935 and 1936 by way of Good Hope, the South Seas, the East Indies and Cape Horn.

64779
VILLIERS, Alan
LAST OF THE WIND SHIPS
$120.00 AUD

Routledge. London. 1934. 1st Ed. XVIII, 59, (3) PP with 2 figures on double page (Rough Chart of the Parma / Sail and Rigging sketch), plus 208 b/w plates with photos by author. Top edge tinted. Original cloth cover, (no dj), title on front board and a lightly sunned spine. Faint foxing, o/wise near fine. Scarce. 25.5 x 19.5.

Two voyages in the four-masted barque "Parma".

64780
VILLIERS, Alan
VOYAGE OF THE "PARMA" - The Great Grain Race of 1932
$100.00 AUD

Geoffrey Bles. London. 1933. 1st Ed. X, 261 PP, plus 32 pages with 31 b/w photos. Fp: The 'Parma' under sail. Blue cloth cover with a few marks, gilt title on front cover and on a lightly sunned spine. Slight ageing of paper and occasional foxing, o/wise contents near fine. Scarce. 25.5 x 19.5.

The voyage of the four-masted barque "Parma" in the grain race of the last of the sailing ships from Australia to the British Isles.

64938
VILLIERS, Alan
THE QUEST OF THE SCHOONER ARGUS, A Voyage to The Banks and Greenland
$30.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1951. 1st Ed. XI, 256 PP with 1 plan of the Argus, 1 diagram and 3 maps, plus 48 pages with 94 b/w photos by the author. Fp: The Doryman. Eps: Map of the North Atlantic Ocean. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, top outside edge tinted, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket with a few small chips and in a protective sleeve. Signature of previous owner at top of FFEP which has a little offsetting, light foxing on outside fore edge, o/wise a near fine copy. Scarce. 23 x 15.

Sailing in 1950 with the Portuguese cod-fishing fleet to the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and to the Greenland fishing grounds of the Davis Straits.

65477
VILLIERS, Alan
BY WAY OF CAPE HORN
$40.00 AUD

Henry Holt. New York. 1930. 4th printing in December 1930 of the May 1930 original. XII, 336 PP, plus 1 folded map at rear of book and 12 b/w plates with 23 b/w photos by Ronald Gregory Walker and the author. Fp: "Grace Harwar" under sail. Cloth cover a little soiled, (no dj). Spine lightly sunned. Occasional foxing. Contents near fine. Image shows title-page and frontispiece. 22.3 x 15.5.

The author's first deep sea voyage on the tall ship "Grace Harvar" April to September 1929 from Wallaroo (South Australia) to Queenstown (Ireland).

65991
VILLIERS, Alan
WILD OCEAN - The Story of the North Atlantic and the Men who Sailed It
$10.00 AUD

McGraw-Hill. New York. 1957. 1st US Ed. VI, (4), 326 PP, plus 12 Pages with 30 b/w illust. Illustrated title spread. FEP: Currents of the North Atlantic. REP: Prevailing January winds of the North Atlantic. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket with small chips and rubbed patches. Note on verso of front endpaper. Slight ageing of paper and foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 21.8 x 15.

The turbulent and unpredictable ocean, the men and ships who challenged it.

69532
VILLIERS, Alan
OF SHIPS AND MEN - A Personal Anthology
$10.00 AUD

Arco Publishing. New York. 1965. 2nd printing of the 1964 US edition. 206 PP, plus 32 pages with 40 b/w photos. FEP: Deck of a square-rigger awash. REP: Deck of a cargo ship in rough seas. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price clipped and a little chipped). Top edge tinted and with a discoloured patch. Edges of covers with light speckles. Name of previous owner on half title page. Very good. 25.4 x 15.8.

70287
VILLIERS, Alan
UNDER CANVAS IN THE ATOMIC AGE (National Geographic, Volume CVIII, No. 6, 1955)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1955. Vol. CVIII, No. 1, July 1955. Includes article from P. 49 to 84 with 1 map and 3 insets, 5 b/w photos and 33 colour photos. Very good. 25.2 x 17.5.

United States Coast Guard Cadets Crew the square-rigged Yankee Bark "Eagle" for training.

71561
VILLIERS, Alan
WHALERS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN
$10.00 AUD

Arkon / Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1982. 1st paperback edition of the 1949 original. (4), 248 PP, (4 publications), with 1 map on double page and 9 woodcut illustrations by Charles Pont. Pictorial soft cover. Note at top of "Illustrations" page. Contents near fine. 18 x 11. 0207146497

71754
VILLIERS, Alan
THE SET OF THE SAILS, The Story of a Cape Horn Seaman
$45.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1949. 1st Ed. 247 PP with 1 map, plus 24 pages with 32 b/w photos. Fp: The Set of the Sails!. Top edge tinted. Eps: World map with route of some tall ships. Cloth cover, dj. Cloth cover is a little worn and rubbed around edges, dust jacket with parts missing and is in a protective sleeve. Foxing on some pages and edges. Very good. 22.8 x 15.5.

The life at sea under sail of Capt. Alan Villiers.

71938
VILLIERS, Alan
THE WIND SHIP
$220.00 AUD

Hurst & Blackett. London. ND. 1928. 1st edition. 288 PP. Original blue cloth cover, title in blind on front cover and spine. Spine a little frayed at extemities and soiled/dulled. Ageing of paper with some foxing, mostly on prelims and around page edges and outside edges. Front endpaper with a hand-written dedicatory note signed and dated by the author and his then wife (Daphne). A very good copy of the scarce 2nd book written by Alan Villiers. A scarce copy. 19.4 x 13.

A novel. A doctor, just after graduating from Melbourne University, signed on to a grain ship bound for Finland. A cyclone south of Mauritius, murder of the Captain and the Chief Officer. He takes charge of the ship, faces a mutiny, another murder and reaches London after 153 days.

73717
VILLIERS, Alan
THE WAY OF A SHIP, The Story of the Square-rigged Cape Horner:
$75.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1954. 1st UK edition. 287 PP with 38 line drawings, plus 48 pages with 74 bw photos. Fp: A Laeisz ship near Cape Horn. Eps: Sailing routes and system of ocean winds. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket with short closed tears and in a protective sleeve. Faint foxing. A near fine copy and scarce with the dust jacket. 24 x 16.

... Being some Account of the Ultimate Developmentof the Ocean-going Square-Rigged Sailing Vessel, and the Manner of Her Handling, Her Voyage-Making, Her Personnel, Her Economics, Her Performance, and Her End.

74370
VILLIERS, Alan
SAILING EAGLE, The Story of the Coast Guard's Square-Rigger
$35.00 AUD

Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1955. 1st Ed. 192 PP with b/w illustrations: vignette on title page, 5 headpieces and 204 b/w photos (between pages 45 and 192). Fp: Coast Guard training bark Eagle under sail. Gilt-engraved cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Dust jacket pasted down on endpapers. Contents near fine. 24 x 16.6.

Interesting & factual account (history & description) of the Coast Guard and its training of men.

74462
VILLIERS, Alan
VOYAGING WITH THE WIND - An Introduction to Sailing Large Square-Rigged Ships
$45.00 AUD

HMSO / National Maritime Museum. London. 1975. 1st Ed. VIII, 62 PP with 4 maps (3 on double page), 1 diagram on full page. & 1 rigging plan, plus 4 pages with 8 b/w photos. Soft covers, pictorial front. Spine lightly sunned. Ex library copy with 3 stamps on preliminary page. Faint foxing on outside edges, o/wise contents near fine. 18 x 11. 0118807587

74463
VILLIERS, Alan
SONS OF SINDBAD - An Account of Sailing with the Arabs in their Dhows, in the Red Sea, round the Coasts of Arabia, and to Zanzibar and Tanganyika; Pearling in the Persian Gulf; and the Life of the Shipmasters and the Mariners of Kuwait
$80.00 AUD

Arabian Publishing. London. 2006. Reprint. Intorduction by William Facey, Yacoub al-Hijji and Grace Pundyk. ix, 403 PP plus 32 pages with 50 b/w photographs. Hard cover, dust jacket. As new. 24 x 16. 0954479238

74464
VILLIERS, Alan
CAPTAIN COOK, The Seamen's Seaman, A Study of the Great Discoverer
$25.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1978. Reprint of the 1967 original.. IX, 10-256 PP with 7 maps and 26 text illustrations by Adrian Small, plus 4 pages with 7 b/w plates. Eps: Map of the 2nd Voyage in the "Resolution" 1772-1775. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dust jacket with a few small chips and in a plastic sleeve. Neat name label of previous owner on FFEP, o/wise a near fine copy. 24 x 16.5. 0340226285

The biography of Captain Cook by the last great deep-water sailing ship man.

74467
VILLIERS, Alan
GRAIN RACE
$100.00 AUD

Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1938. Reprint of 1933 1st US edition. viii, (4), 331 PP plus 30 pages with 38 b/w photos and FP: "The Finnish four-masted barque Parma in the North Atlantic". Green cloth covers, gilt title on front cover on slightly dulled spine. Covers with shelf wear around edges and a little bumped at top corners, contents are near fine. Signed note "with all good wishes" by the author. A scarce signed copy. 22 x 15.

The last of the sailing-ships from Australia to the English Channel, completing the trilogy which included "Falmouth for Orders" and "By Way of Cape Horn".

74468
VILLIERS, Alan
LA TASMANIE AU TEMPS DES BALEINIERS ET DES FORCATS
$15.00 AUD

Editions France-Empire. Paris. 1978. 1st French edition of "Vanished Fleets, Sea Stories from old Van Diemen's Land". Translated by Jean Joba and Douglas O'Brimmick. 316, (2) PP with 1 decorated map on double page, plus 16 pages with 20 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing. French text. Very good. 19 x 14.

A survey of the maritime history of Tasmania. Earlier days, convict ships, whalers, clippers & later days.

74505
VILLIERS, Alan
CAPTAIN COOK, The Seamen's Seaman - A Study of the Great Discoverer
$25.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1967. 1st Ed. IX, 10-256 PP with 7 maps and 26 text illustrations by Adrian Small, plus 4 pages with 7 b/w plates. FEP: Map of the 1st Voyage in H.M.S. "Endeavour", 1768-1771. REP: Map of the 2nd Voyage in the "Resolution" 1772-1775. Hard cover, device on front cover, gilt title on spine. Faint foxing. A very good clean copy. 23 x 15.

The biography of Captain Cook by the last great deep-water sailing ship man.

74527
VILLIERS, Alan
WHALERS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN - A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic
$60.00 AUD

Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1934. 1st US Edit. 286 PP with 11 woodcuts by Charles Pont. Fp: "On the Grounds". Ep: Chart of the voyage of the "Pelagos". Orig. decorated cloth cover with light wear, o/wise a near fine copy. 24 x 16.

On the whaling grounds near the South Pole, and a Norwegian expedition which picked up a few extra hands in Hobart, including an under-age stowaway.

74976
VILLIERS, Alan
THE NEW MAYFLOWER, By Her Captain
$25.00 AUD

Brockhampton Press. Leicester, UK. 1959. 1st Ed. 48 PP with 60 b/w photos and 2 diagrams. Hard cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Ex-library copy with stamps on title page and renewed front endpaper. Very good. 26 x 20.7.

The building and sailing of the replica from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachussets.

74977
VILLIERS, Alan
CRUISE OF THE "CONRAD"
$20.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1940. 1st edition in the "Black Jacket Books" series, of the 1937 original. V, 6-320 PP with 2 plans of the "Joseph Conrad" and 9 maps, plus 8 b/w plates. FEP: Map with route of the Joseph Conrad. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket with pieces torn at head and foot of spine and parts of covers, now in a protective sleeve. War economy paper, foxing throughout. Signature of previous owner on half-title page. Very good reading copy. 18 x 12.

A journal of a voyage around the world undertaken and carried out in the ship "Joseph Conrad", 212 tons, in the years 1934, 1935 and 1936 by way of Good Hope, the South Seas, the East Indies and Cape Horn.

74978
VILLIERS, Alan
'THE NAVIGATORS' AND THE MERCHANT NAVY
$45.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1957. 1st Ed. 58 PP with 7 headpieces (line drawings by Commander C. H. Williams), plus 12 pages with 17 b/w photos.. Hard covers, gilt title on front board, clear plastic protection. Ex library copy with bookplate on front endpaper which is rubbed, stamps on verso of title page and envelope on rear endpaper. Still a very good copy a scarce book. Small format: 18.5 x 11.3.

Record of an underwriter "The Navigators & General Insurance Company Limited" which specialised in the insurance requirements of Merchant Navy Officers.

74979
VILLIERS, Alan
MODERN MARINERS - SEA DOGS OF TO-DAY
$20.00 AUD

Garden City Publishing. New York. 1937. Reprint of 1932 original. XVIII, 325 PP, plus 12 pages with 20 b/w photographs. Fp: The American four-masted barque "Howard D. Troop". Cloth cover, silver decoration on front cover, title in silver lettering on spine. Dust jacket with repaired tears and in a protective sleeve. Foxing throughout although not affecting plates and o/wise a very good copy. 20.7 x 15..

The story of Larsen, Master Whaler / Gustaf Erikson of Marieham : the John Steward Line of square-riggers...

74984
VILLIERS, Alan
THE INDIAN OCEAN
$65.00 AUD

Museum Press. London. 1952. 1st Ed. 255 PP with 9 maps, plus 16 pages with 32 b/w illustrations. Fp: Square rigger in the Indian Ocean. Eps: Map of the Indian Ocean. Cloth cover, top edge tinted, nice price-clipped dust jacket with just a few small chips. A near fine copy of the scarce first edition. 23 x 16.

74987
VILLIERS, Alan
MONSOON SEAS - The Story of the Indian Ocean
$40.00 AUD

McGraw-Hill. New York. 1952. 1st US edition. XI, 337 PP with 9 maps, plus 12 pages with 31 b/w photos. Eps: Map of the Indian Ocean. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Ex-library copy with a number on bottom of spine, faint stamp on outside bottom edge and a blind-stamp on title-page. Initials on FFEP and a few words marked in text but otherwise this is a very good clean copy in like dust jacket. 23.4 x 15.5.

75012
VILLIERS, Alan
GRAIN RACE
$50.00 AUD

Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1933. 1st US edition (A). VIII, (4), 331 PP plus 30 pages with 38 b/w photos and FP: "The Finnish four-masted barque Parma in the North Atlantic". Cloth covers, gilt title on front cover and on a slightly dulled spine. Top outside edges tinted. Near fine. 22 x 15.

The last of the sailing-ships from Australia to the English Channel, completing the trilogy which included "Falmouth for Orders" and "By Way of Cape Horn".

75029
VILLIERS, Alan
PIONEERS OF THE SEVEN SEAS
$30.00 AUD

Routledge & Kegan Paul. London. 1956. 1st Ed. IX, 220 PP with 6 charts and 9 drawings by James Fuller, plus 8 pages with 23 b/w illustrations. Hard covers. Foxing spots on top edge, o/wise very good. 22 x 14.5.

From Henry the Navigator, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan to whalers, tankers, etc ...

18696
VILLIERS, Alan (compiler)
OF SHIPS AND MEN, A Personal Anthology
$15.00 AUD

Newnes. London. 1962. 1st Ed. 206 PP with 40 b/w illust. FEP: Deck of a square-rigger awash. REP: Deck of a cargo ship in rough seas. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket partly faded and with sellotape marks on the edges. Very good reading copy. 25.4 x 15.8.

75030
VILLIERS, Alan (editor)
MY FAVOURITE SEA STORIES
$10.00 AUD

Lutterworth Press. London. 1972. 1st Ed. 160 PP with drawings by Mark Myers. Hard cover, gilt title on spine. Light foxing. Ex-library copy with stamp at top of front endpaper and remnants of label on spine and bottom of front cover. Contents clean and overall a very good reading copy. Image shows title-page. 22 x 14.2. 0718817095

Stories by various authors about survival, foundering and shipwreck, crossing the oceans, tall ships and yacht crossings ...

73883
VILLIERS, Alan & FLEAY, David
AUSTRALIA: Vigorous Young Nation & Strange Animals of Australia [National Geographic Magazine - Volume 124, No.3, 1963]
$20.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1963. Volume 124, No. 3, September 1963. Contains 2 articles. No. 1: pages 309 and 387, in two parts: Part I: The West and the South, Part II: The Settled East, the Barrier Reef, the Center with colour illustrations (1 flag and 91 photos). No. 2: pages 388 to 411 with 4 b/w and 32 colour photos. Pictorial soft covers. Lacks the folded map called for. Very good. 25.5 x 17.5.

Australia: Tasmania, Cygnet, Wilson's Boatyard (Page 356 to 364).

18680
VILLIERS, Alan & GOODMAN, Robert
COWES TO CORNWALL: A Cruise Down the English Channel (in National Geographic Magazine - Volume 120, No.2, 1961)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1961. Volume 120, No.2 , August, 1961. Contains article between P.149 and 201 with 2 maps 3 b/w & 63 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.4.

Sailor's log of a channel cruise on the Ketch Tectona.

21379
VILLIERS, Alan & KEMP, Weston
THE AGE OF SAIL LIVES ON AT MYSTIC (in National Geographic Magazine - Volume 134, No.2, 1968)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1968. Contains article between pages 220 and 239 with 1 plan, 1 map, 2 b/w and 13 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 25.4 x 17.5.

Mystic Seaport Museum, in Connecticut.

18671
VILLIERS, Alan & LITTLEHALES, Bates
CHANNEL CRUISE TO GLORIOUS DEVON (in National Geographic Magazine - Volume 124, No.2, 1963)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1963. Vol. 124, No. 2, August 1963. Pages 208-259 with 2 maps, 1 engraving & 57 photos (55 in colour) by Bates Littlehales. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.4.

On the Ketch Tectona.

51635
VILLIERS, Alan & PICARD, Henri
THE BOUNTY SHIPS OF FRANCE - The Story of the French Cape Horn Sailing Ships
$45.00 AUD

Charles Scribner's. New York. 1972. 1st US edition. 240 PP with 2 maps of France, 3 plans, and 57 b/w photos. FEP: Map of the French Sailing Ship World Showing the Principal Routes & Ports. REP: Sailing Plan & Sails of a Full-rigged ship. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 25.4 x 18.5. 684131846

Reasons for regular calls at Hobart. In Chapter I, the Australian Captain/Author found that The French were different.

20411
VILLIERS, Alan & STEWART, B. Anthony
WE'RE COMING OVER ON THE MAYFLOWER [in National Geographic]
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1957. Volume III, No.5 - May 1957. Pages 708-728 with 16 b/w photos & 1 map. Soft cover. Spine repaired with clear plastic tape. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

Construction by Britishers of a new pilgrim ship to sail across the Atlantic as a gift to all Americans.

49599
VILLIERS, Alan & STEWART, B. Anthony
WE'RE COMING OVER ON THE MAYFLOWER (in National Geographic Magazine, Volume CXI, No.5, 1957)
$5.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1957. Volume CXI, No.5 - May 1957. Article between pages 708 and 728 with 1 map and 16 b/w photos. Copy lacking the front cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

Construction by Britishers of a new pilgrim ship to sail across the Atlantic as a gift to all Americans.

18693
VILLIERS, Alan & TAYLOR, Alexander
BY FULL-RIGGED SHIP TO DENMARK'S FAIRYLAND ( National Geographic, Volume CVIII, No. 6, 1955)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1955. Volume CVIII, No.6, December 1955. Includes article from P. 809 to 828 with 2 maps, 3 b/w photos and 25 colour photos. Very good. 25.2 x 17.5.

74369
VILLIERS, Alan J.
THE MAKING OF A SAILOR, The Photographic Story of Schoolsips Under Sail
$65.00 AUD

George Routledge & Sons Ltd. London. 1938. 1st Ed. 45, (3) PP, plus 191 plates with 203 b/w photos. Cloth covers, dj. Covers lightly soiled. Dust jacket is rubbed and soiled with pices missing on spine and is now a protective sleeve. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. A very good clean copy and a scarce first edition. 25.3 x 18.8.

Photos taken during the cruise of the "Joseph Conrad" in 1934-35-36 and on the Danish schoolship "Georg Stage".

74373
VILLIERS, Alan J.
THE MAKING OF A SAILOR, The Photographic Story of Schoolsips Under Sail
$180.00 AUD

George Routledge & Sons Ltd. London. 1938. 1st Ed. 45, (3) PP, plus 191 plates with 203 b/w photos. Cloth covers, dj. The dust jacket has chips and small pieces missing and is now in a protective sleeve. Dedicatory note signed by Alan Villiers on FFEP. Small bookseller stamp at bottom of title page. Faint foxing on prelims, otherwise a very nice signed copy of the first edition. Scarce. 25.3 x 18.8.

Photos taken during the cruise of the "Joseph Conrad" in 1934-35-36 and on the Danish schoolship "Georg Stage".

30928
VILLIERS, Capt. Alan
LOUIS DE ROCHEMONT'S WINDJAMMER, Including The School of the Sea and Sailing a Square-Rigger and LP musical score by Morton Gould
$30.00 AUD

Random House. New York. 1958. 1st Ed. 68 PP with b/w & colour illust. FEP: Track of the Christian Radich. REP: Fold-out photo of the Christian Radich in New York harbour. Laminated pictorial boards. Light wear around edges, o/wise near fine. 28.5 x 21.

The School of the Sea... Pages 6-11, and Sailing a Square-Rigger, Pages 49-51. Book on the CINEMIRACLE movie, filmed on board the Norwegian windjammer Christian Radich. Includes the accompanying LP 33rpm with the original musical score by Morton Gould.

18689
VILLIERS, Captain Alan
MEN, SHIPS AND THE SEA
$30.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1962. 1st Ed. Foreword by Melville Bell Grosvenor. 436 PP with 442 illustrations (260 in full colour and 27 maps). FEP: The anatomy of a sailing ship (Clipper Young America). REP: The Anatomy of a steamship (Cargo Passenger Liner Mormacpride). Decorated cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket with chips and rubbed patches and now in a protective sleeve. Contents are near fine. 28.7 x 19.8.

Man's ingenuity and courage to find a way to cross the oceans which cover more than two-thirds of the earth. A story of how the ship was fashioned, its evolution and Man's uses of it.