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14593
ANDERSON, K. S.
A PORT IS BUILT
$10.00 AUD

Portland Harbor Trust. Melbourne. 1981. 1st Ed. 83 PP with 1 map and 20 b/w illust. Eps: Portland jetties. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. 24.7 x 18.8. 072413378X

The harbour of Portland, Victoria. From a rambling jetty in 1950, to a modern sheltered harbour inaugurated in 1980.

15939
ANDREWS, Graeme
VETERAN SHIPS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
$10.00 AUD

Reed. Sydney. 1976. 1st Ed. 136 PP with b/w illust., plus 4 colour plates. Hard cover, dj. Very good. Oblong: 19.3 x 27.5. 0589071904

48305
ANDREWS, Graeme
PORT JACKSON 200
$25.00 AUD

Reed. Sydney. 1986. 1st Ed. 176 PP with 133 b/w illust., plus 12 pages with 9 b/w and 13 colour plates. Hard cover, dj. Light foxing otherwise a very good copy. 29.2 x 22.2. 0730101142

An affectionate look at the port, the ships and the boats, the institutions & organisations which have produced one of the few waterways in the world combining commerce & recreation.

20543
BADGER, Geoffrey
THE EXPLORERS OF THE PACIFIC
$10.00 AUD

Kangaroo Press. Sydney. 1988. 1st Ed. 248 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 12 pages with 18 colour illustrations. Fp: Map of the Pacific. Eps: Mappe Monde. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24.5 x 18.5. 0864172117

The story of hazard and adventure as the explorers found their way around the Pacific Ocean.

33747
BANKS, Steven
THE HANDICRAFTS OF THE SAILOR
$25.00 AUD

David & Charles. London. 1974. 1st Ed. 96 PP with 90 b/w illust. Fp: A sailors life in a calm. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Near fine. 18.5 x 24. 0715363786

Handicrafts of the sailors aboard ships, manned by men mostly of European stock, during the last 300 years. Ships' models, sea chests, paintings, wool or silk pictures, scrimshaws, etc..

20103
CAMERON, Ian
LOST PARADISE - The Exploration of the Pacific
$10.00 AUD

Salem House. Topsfield, Mass. 1986. 1st American edition. 248 PP with b/w & 33 colour illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 26.8 x 19.5. 0881622753

Description of physical creation of the Pacific. How the islands were settled: the epic voyages of the Spanish, Dutch, French, British, English, Russian & American explorers.

20093
COOKE, E.W.
MARINES DE E. W. COOKE
$80.00 AUD

Editions de l'Estran. Douarnenez. 1983. 1st French edition. No pagination. 124 pages with 50 b/w plates. Hard cover, simile leather, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges and few pages. Occasional foxing. Near fine. French text. 25 x 32. 2903707075

Reproduction of the original "Fifty Plates of Shipping & Craft", drawn and etched by the English marine artist, E.W. Cooke, London, 1829.

16168
CORDINGLY, David
NICHOLAS POCOCK, 1740-1821
$20.00 AUD

Conway Maritime Press / National Maritime Museum. London. 1986. 1st Ed., in Conway's Marine Artists series. 120 PP with 77 b/w plates, plus 8 colour plates on full page. Title spread: The capture of the Resistance and Constance. Hard cover, dj. Light foxing on inside of dust jacket, o/wise fine. 24.5 x 19. 085177377X

Whilst at sea, Nicholas Pocock restricted his artistic activities to pen & ink drawings in his logbooks. He had taught himself to draft and did not take up painting as a profession until he was nearly 40.

20645
DIVINE, David
THE OPENING OF THE WORLD
$15.00 AUD

Collins. London. 1973. 1st Ed. 272 PP with 6 maps, 160 b/w illustrations & 28 colour plates. Eps: Orbis Terrae. Cloth cover, dj. (price clipped). Very good. 25.2 x 19.5. 0002111691

From the first attempt by primitive man to cross the unfordable river, through Sumerian, Nile, Minoan civilisation, to the Portuguese, Spanish explorers of the Renaissance.

11686
DORNOY, Myriam
POLITICS IN NEW CALEDONIA
$15.00 AUD

Sydney University Press. Sydney. 1984. 1st Ed. XVI, 302 PP with 16 maps & figures. Cloth cover, dj. Light foxing on outside page edges, otherwise near fine. 22 x 14.5. 0424001012

New Caledonia prior to the turmoil which shook this French territory between November 1984 & May 1988.

21313
DOW, George Francis
WHALE SHIPS AND WHALING, A Pictorial History
$10.00 AUD

Dover. New York. 1985. Reprint of the 1925 edition. 241 PP with 207 b/w illust. Pictorial soft cover. Occasional foxing, o/wise fine. 23.5 x 16.5. 0486248089

Pictorial history of whaling with an account of the whale fishery in colonial New England.

16224
DUDER, Tessa, THOMSON, Barry & HAWKINS, Clifford
SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE
$25.00 AUD

Century Hutchinson. Auckland. 1985. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w and colour photos. Fp: Spirit of Adventure. Eps: In the rigging. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 30.5 x 21.5.. 0091631300

Sail Training revival in New Zealand brings to fruition the Spirit of Adventure.

17924
DYSON, John
SPIRIT OF SAIL - CLIPPERS, WINDJAMMERS, AND TALL SHIPS
$10.00 AUD

David Bateman. Buderim. 1987. 1st Australian edition. Originally purblished in Canada by Key Porter Books. 176 PP, profusely illustrated with plans, b/w & colour photos. Eps. Hard cover, device in blind on front cover, dj. A little light foxing on prelims, o/wise near fine. 31.2 x 23.5. 0949135151

The call of the sea and the exaltation sailors experience as they brave wind and wave.

22214
FITCHETT, T. K.
THE LONG HAUL - Ships on the England-Australia Run
$15.00 AUD

Rigby. Adelaide. 1980. 1st Ed. 95 PP with colour illust. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with light shelf wear, otherwise fine. Oblong: 22.5 x 28.5. 0727010271

Passenger ships running the longest sea route in the world.

67376
FITCHETT, T. K.
THE VANISHED FLEET, Australian Coastal Passenger Ships 1910-1960
$25.00 AUD

Rigby. Adelaide. 1976. 1st Ed. 112 PP with colour illustrations by author. Fp: MV "Manoora". Hard cover, dj. Date/number at top of FFEP, otherwise a fine copy. Oblong: 22.5 x 28.5. 0727002104

From the arrival of the tiny "Express" during the Victorian gold rush to the departure of the "Manoora" on 9/8/1961.

21285
FORSTER, Honore (compiler)
THE SOUTH SEA WHALER - An Annotated Bibliography...
$30.00 AUD

Kendall Whaling Museum. Sharon, Mass. 1985. 1st Ed. IX, 157 PP. Fp: South Sea Whaling by W.E. Norton. Eps: Map of the Pacific Ocean. Cloth cover, title on front cover and spine. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 26 x 17.5. 0937854220

... bibliography of published historical, literary and art material relating to whaling in the Pacific Ocean in the nineteenth century.

18429
FRANCIS, Clare & TUTE, Warren
THE COMMANDING SEA
$15.00 AUD

BBC & Pelham Books. London. 1981. 1st Ed. 280 PP, profusely illustrated. Hard cover. Dust jacket tipped in on endpapers. Ingleton bookplate. Near fine. 21.5 x 28.7. 0720713072

The edge of the unknown, the world encompassed by discoverers, cargoes and evolution of the ships, sea power, harvests, from oil to aquaculture.

18409
GUEGUEN, Michel
LES PECHEURS BRETONS AU BON VIEUX TEMPS
$30.00 AUD

SPRL Sodium. Bruxelles. 1977. 1st Ed. 140 PP with illust. taken from postcards. Green cloth cover with colour vignette. Name of previous owner at top of title page, a little light foxing, o/wise near fine. French text. 28 x 19.

The fishermen of Brittany, describing the type of fishing, the various vessels used & their family life, their solidarity.

18613
GUTTRIDGE, Leonard & SMITH, Jay. D.
THE COMMODORES - The Drama of a Navy under Sail
$5.00 AUD

Peter Davies. London. 1970. 1st UK Ed. X, 340 PP, plus 16 pages with 35 b/w illust. Eps: Maps. Cloth cover, dj. Occasional foxing, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16. 432063706

Chronicles the economic & political currents in the young nation, as well as the story of the men who commanded and fought during the U.S. Navy's early years.

16490
HALL, Cyril
THE SEA AND ITS WONDERS
$10.00 AUD

Gresham. London. c.1930. 1st edition in The Gresham Library of Knowledge. 256 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 32 b/w plates. Cloth cover, gilt-engraved spine. Foxing, o/wise very good condition. Image shows title-page and frontispiece. 20 x 14.

Encompasses all the knowledge at the time: marine biology, geophysics, oceanography, meteorology, fishing, etc.. up to the disappearance of the five-masted barque, Danish training ship, Kobenhaven.

20224
HAWS, Duncan
SHIPS AND THE SEA - A Chronological Review
$20.00 AUD

Hart Davis, MacGibbon. London. 1976. 1st UK. Ed. 240 PP with b/w and colour illustrations by AB Nordbok. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated hard cover, dj (lightly rubbed). Otherwise fine. 30 x 27. 0246109181

Splendid story of ships and the sea, from their humble beginnings to their present-day significance.

64323
HILDER, Brett
THE VOYAGE OF TORRES, The Discovery of the Southern Coastline of New Guinea and Torres Strait by Captain Luis Baéz de Torres in 1606
$85.00 AUD

University of Queensland Press. Brisbane. 1980. 1st Ed. XXXII, 194 PP with 64 bw illustrations, plus 8 pages with 5 colour plates. Fp: Luis Baéz de Torres. Eps: Portion of B.A. 2759a, showing Torres' track along the whole southern coast of New Guinea. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dedicatory note signed by the author. A fine copy. 24.5 x 18.5. 070221275X

16280
HOLLANDER, Neil & MERTES, Harald
THE LAST SAILORS, The Final Days of Working Sail
$15.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. London. 1984. 1st UK Ed. XIV, 142 PP with charts & b/w photos, plus 16 pages with 30 colour photos. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges, o/wise fine. 24 x 19.5. 0207150001

The vanishing breed of sailors & craft, harnessing wind & sea to gain their livelihood. The Nile, Chilean Coast, Brazil, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia...

17964
HOLLINS, Holly
THE TALL SHIPS ARE SAILING
$20.00 AUD

David & Charles. London. 1982. 1st Ed. 192 PP with b/w illust. throughout. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 25 x 17.5. 0715380281

History of the Cutty Sark tall ship races of 1980. Race 1: Kiel to Frederikshavn to Amsterdam.

21274
KERR, Margaret & Colin
AUSTRALIA'S EARLY WHALEMEN
$5.00 AUD

Rigby. Adelaide. 1980. 1st Ed. 64 PP with 41 b/w illustrations. Fp: Cutting blubber aboard the whaler Mimosa. Hard cover, dj. Ex-library copy with a few stamps. Otherwise still a good copy. 24.5 x 18.5. 0727012525

Whaling stations set up in many parts of the coast and islands.

15849
LAWSON, Will
PADDLE-WHEELS AWAY
$20.00 AUD

Thwaites. Sydney. 1947. 1st Ed. 238 PP. Papered boards. Paper browned with light foxing. Former owner's signature on FFEP, o/wise very good. 19 x 12.5.

The river steamers of the Murray & Darling in the 1890's, making their home ports at Goolwa at the mouth of the Murrary & Echuca at the Top End, 1400 miles up-river.

16011
LEITCH, Michael
EVERYONE'S BOOK OF SHIPS
$5.00 AUD

Optimum Books. London. 1981. 1st Ed. 80 PP with b/w and colour illustrations (paintings, photos). Title page: Franconia Illustrated endpapers. Pictorial laminated boards, dj. Foxing on half-title and last page, otherwise good. 32.5 x 23.5. 0600374882

The evolution of ships since the beginning of the sea transport.

15605
LEWIS, David
FROM MAUI TO COOK - The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific
$10.00 AUD

Doubleday. Sydney. 1977. 1st Ed. X, 213 PP with drawings by Walter Stackpool. Eps: Map of the Pacific Ocean (FEP: discoveries Magellan to Torres - REP: discoveries Schouten / LeMaire to Cook). Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket defective and protected. Occasional foxing. Near fine. 23.5 x 18. 086824001X

Pacific exploration, from prehistoric times, seen through the eyes of a modern-day seagoing adventurer.

20822
LEWIS, Edward V. & O'BRIEN, Robert (editors)
SHIPS
$5.00 AUD

Time-Life. Amsterdam. 1966. 1st English edition, in the Life Science Library series. 200 PP with b/w and colour illustrations & 1 double length centrefold with cutaway of France. Cloth covers lightly browned around edges, gilt title on spine. Stamp at top of half title page, some light foxing, o/wise very good. 27 x 21.

General history of the ship, from the ancient craft of Egypt some 500,000 years ago, to the nuclear submarine.

57894
LEWIS, Edward V. & O'BRIEN, Robert (editors)
SHIPS
$5.00 AUD

Time-Life. Amsterdam. 1966. 1st english edition, in the Life Science Library series. 200 PP with b/w and colour illustrations & 1 double length centrefold with cutaway of France. Pictorial hard cover. Some light foxing, o/wise very good. 27 x 21.

General history of the ship, from the ancient craft of Egypt some 500,000 years ago, to the nuclear submarine.

15401
LUBBOCK, Basil
THE LAST OF THE WINDJAMMERS - VOLUME II
$50.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1976. Reprint of 1st Ed. (1929). XV, 448 PP plus 174 pages of illust., 17 pages of plans. Eps: Charts. Fp: Hougomont. Orig. cloth cover, gilt title on spine. A few marks and small bump on front cover, o/wise a fine copy. 24.5 x 18.5. 0851741142

The last boom in sail, the lime-juicers, the carriers of the 90's, the square-riggers of the 20th century, small fry.

18420
LUCIE-SMITH, Edward
OUTCASTS OF THE SEA - Pirates and Piracy
$10.00 AUD

Paddington Press. London. 1978. 1st Ed. 256 PP with b/w illustrations. eps: Map of the Pirate Round. Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 26 x18.5. 0448226170

Survey of piracy, from the marauding exploits of ancient Greeks in the Mediterranean to the yacht-jacking of the 1970's.

21292
MASON, F. van Wyck
HARPOON IN EDEN
$5.00 AUD

Doubleday & Co. New York. 1969. 1st Ed. 430 PP. An illustrated book mark with Maori / English words loosely inserted. Cloth cover, dj. Front endpapers pasted together. Dust jacket worn & rubbed. Foxing spots on outside edges. Good reading copy. 24 x 16.

A novel of Nantucket & New Zealand in the great whaling days during the 1830's.

36513
MAXWELL, C. Bede
WOODEN HOOKERS - Epics of the Sea History of Australia
$30.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1940. 1st Ed. IX, 780 PP. Green cloth cover with some soil marks, dust jacket is chipped and missing a few small pieces and is now in a protective sleeve. A date (1944) written on FFEP and former owner's name and address on title-page. Light foxing throughout and on outside page edges, o/wise a very good clean copy. 19.5 x 13.5.

True tales of heroism, endurance & resourcefulness. Tales of the men who sailed the wooden hookers, the mutinies, piracy, shipwrecks, whalers, blackbirders...

30981
MICHENER, James A.
THE WATERMEN - Selections from Chesapeake
$10.00 AUD

Random House. New York. 1979. 1st Ed. XI, 193 PP with drawings by John Moll. Fp. FEP: Map of the Chesapeake. REP: Drawing of a Skipjack. Cloth cover, device (geese in flight) in blind on front cover, dj. Foxing spots on edges, o/wise near fine. 26 x 18.2. 039450660X

Narrative consisting of excerpts from the author's Chesapeake.

15683
MOOREHEAD, Alan
THE FATAL IMPACT - The Invasion of the South Pacific 1767-1840
$10.00 AUD

Hamish Hamilton. Sydney. 1987. New edition created and produced from the 1966 original. Preface by Manning Clark. 252 PP enhanced by 150 b/w and colour illustrations (paintings, drawings & etchings). Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 27 x 19. 0241123461

Tragic story of a great adventure which turned sour, when good intentions led to disaster, corruption & annihilation.

15957
NORTON, Frank
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND SHIPS OF TODAY
$20.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1958. 1st Ed. 96 PP with many pen & ink illustrations by the author. Pictorial laminated boards. Spine is rubbed and a littl cracked at top and bottom, o/wise a very good clean copy. Oblong: 19 x 25.

Type of ships found in Australia & New Zealand. Their trade patterns and cargoes.

21284
O'MAY, Harry
HOBART RIVER CRAFT AND SEALERS OF BASS STRAIT
$20.00 AUD

L.G. Shea, Government Printer. Hobart. c. 1964. 1st Ed. 113 , IV, (2), 32 PP, plus 20 pages with 38 b/w photos, and 1 folded map at rear. Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket has some shelf wear with chips at top, and is plastic protected. Contents near fine. 21.7 x 14.5.

The craft used by the early settlers to carry goods to and from Hobart. The sealers in Bass Strait.

70089
O'MAY, Harry
WOODEN HOOKERS OF HOBART TOWN AND WHALERS OUT OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND
$20.00 AUD

L. G. Shea, Government Printer. Hobart. c. 1960. 137, VI (index) PP & 101, (3 index) PP, plus 32 pages with 61 b/w photos. Green cloth cover, dust jacket. Front part of dust jacket with small piece missing at top and now in a protective sleeve. Contents near fine. Scarce. 22 x 14.5.

Whaling in the early days of Van Diemen's Land.

17277
PARIS, Admiral François Edmond
ADMIRAL PARIS' NATIVE BOATS OF ASIA AND THE PACIFIC 1841
$75.00 AUD

Antiques of the Orient. Singapore. 1989. 1st Ed. 96 PP with 78 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21.5 x 15. 9810010591

Catalogue of an exhibition of hand-coloured original lithographs of native craft of Asia and the Pacific, executed in 1841 by ...

17872
PERNOUD, Georges
VOILIERS EN LIBERTE
$20.00 AUD

Edita SA / Conti. Lausanne. 1989. 1st Ed. Collection Thalassa. 144 PP, profusely illustrated with colour photos. Eps. Hard cover, dj. French text. Fine. 30.5 x 26. 2880012538

The meeting of 18 tall ships in the Port of Rouen on the Seine and their race to celebrate the Bicentenary of the French Revolution of 1789.

17754
PHILLIPS, Valmai, COBERN, Patricia, & HOWARD, Ann
EXPLORING THE MYSTERIOUS SOUTH
$10.00 AUD

Bay Books. Sydney. c. 1990. 1st Ed. 280 PP with b/w & colour illust. Hard cover, dj. Few foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 26.5 x 18.5. 085835912X

The tales of the men who sought new lands and fortunes in the Pacific's uncharted territories.

16144
QUARM, Roger & WILCOX, Scott
MASTERS OF THE SEA, British Marine Watercolours
$15.00 AUD

Phaidon Press. Oxford. 1987. 1st Ed. 95, (1 index) PP with 87 b/w & colour paintings. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 28 x 24. 9780714824918

Catalogue published for the exhibition: Masters of the Sea. British Marine Watercolours 1650-1930. Watercolours from Alexander through Chambers, Constable, Cooke, Moore, Turner... to Van de Velde.

15599
RIENITS, Rex & Thea
THE VOYAGES OF COLUMBUS
$10.00 AUD

Hamlyn. London. 1970. 1st UK Ed. 152 PP, profusely illust. with b/w and colour plates. Hard cover (lightly soiled). Illustrated endpapers. Faint foxing. Very good. 28.5 x 21.

Christopher Columbus and his four voyages to the coast he discovered.

15758
RIENITS, Rex & Thea
THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK
$5.00 AUD

Hamlyn. London. 1970. 4th impression of the 1968 original. 157 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Fp: Engraved portrait of Cook, after Webber. Half-title page: Statue of Cook, The Mall near Admiralty Arch. Illustrated endpapers. Top corner of front endpaper clipped. Hard cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine.. Neear fine. 29.5 x 22.

17107
RUHEN, Olaf
OPENING THE OCEANS
$15.00 AUD

Nautical Press. Sydney. 1987? 1st Ed. 189 PP, plus 31 pages of prints and 1 folded chart of the voyages of Captain Cook in pocket at rear of book. Hard cover, dj. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. Very good. 26.8 x 19.5. 0949756067

Study of exploration of the Pacific: Anson, Wallis & Carteret, Cook, followed by the French, Spanish, Russians, Americans...

17868
LE SCAL, Yves
AU TEMPS DES GRANDS VOILIERS 1850-1920
$30.00 AUD

André Barret éditeur. Paris. 1977. 1st edition in Collection "Trésors de la Photographie". 190 PP, profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Cloth cover, dj. Dust Jacket with chips and repaired tears. Contents near fine. French text. Oblong: 24.5 x 31.

Testimony of the life and hardship on board the tall ships rounding the Horn.

21253
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.

49743
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.