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15888
APPLETON, Thomas E.
USQUE AD MARE, A History of the Canadian Coast Guard and Marine Services
$20.00 AUD

Dept. of Transport. Ottawa. 1968. 1st Ed. XIV, 318 PP with 110 b/w illust. in text plus several appendices. Fp: Canadian Coast Guard Ship Relay. FEP: Map of Canada showing the Marine Bases & Northern Operations Routes. REP: Plan & particulars of the triple-screw steam turbo-electric Arctic patrol icebreaker C.C.G.S. Louis S. St.-Laurent. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine (sunned). Gilt device on front cover. Ingleton bookplate on front endpaper. Faint foxing. Very good. 23.5 x 15.5.

21465
BATESON, Charles
GOLD FLEET FOR CALIFORNIA, Forty-Niners from Australia and New Zealand
$20.00 AUD

Ure Smith. Sydney. 1963. 1st Ed. 172 PP, plus 14 pages with 16 bw illust. Eps (folded): Deserted ships in San Francisco Harbour. Hard cover, gilt decorated covers, dj. Light foxing, mostly on the outside front page edges o/wise fine. 24.4 x 16.2.

A contribution to Australian maritime history, depicting the crossing of over 7000 Australians & New Zealanders who sailed to the Californian gold fields.

18334
BEACH, Capt. Edward L. (Ret.)
THE UNITED STATES NAVY, 200 Years
$15.00 AUD

Henry Holt. New York. 1986. 1st Ed. XXBI, (2), 564 PP with 39 b/w illust. in text. Hard cover, gilt-engraved cloth spine, dj. Fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 0030447119

The author describes the epic of battles and concentrates on the revolutionary changes in naval warfare brought about by technical innovation.

15831
BEDDIE, M.K. (editor)
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK
$20.00 AUD

Library of NSW. Sydney. 1970. 2nd edition of the 1928 original. Preface by A. J. Dunston and G. D. Richardson. XVI, 894 PP. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. 25 x 15.5. 724099999

The most comprehensive bibliography and guide to sources of information on Captain Cook. 4808 + 16 (addenda) entries.

18238
BERCKMAN, Evelyn
CREATORS AND DESTROYERS OF THE ENGLISH NAVY, as related by State Papers Domestic
$10.00 AUD

Hamish Hamilton. London. 1974. 1st Ed. XII, 212 PP, plus 16 pages with 20 b/w illustrations. Eps: Seals. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 22 x 14. 241890349

In the 17th Century, the Royal Navy flourished under the guidance of Elizabeth I, Charles I & Charles II, but was neglected under James I & Oliver Cromwell.

10658
BLAKE, George
BRITISH SHIPS AND SHIPBUILDERS
$20.00 AUD

Collins. London. 1946. 1st Ed., in the Britain in Pictures series. 48 PP with 29 b/w illustrations, plus 8 colour plates. Decorated hard cover, dj. Near fine. 22.5 x 16.5.

The development of ships, and the people who design and build them.

44139
BLAKE, George
THE BEN LINE - The History of William Thomson and Co. of Leith and Edinburgh, and of the Ships owned and managed by them 1825-1955
$20.00 AUD

Thomas Nelson. London. 1956. 1st Ed. X, 222 PP with 1 genealogical table, plus 30 pages with 1 map and 35 b/w illustrations. Fp: Ben Lomond at Hong Kong in 1890. FEP: 3 maps (North and Baltic Seas, the Firth of Forth, South East Asia). REP: Map of the world. Cloth cover, gilt House Flag on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price clipped). Previous owner's neat stamp on FFEP and half-title-page. Dust jacket has a few chips and is protected. Occasional light foxing around edges, o/wise near fine. 22 x 14.5.

15870
BONE, David W.
THE LOOKOUTMAN
$15.00 AUD

Harcourt, Brace & Coy. New York. 1923. 1st US edition. 220 PP with 33 silhouettes and 18 b/w plates, plus 4 colour plates. P.205-220 (Glossary). Fp in colour): A great ship under way. All illustrations by H. Hudson Rodmell. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Spine lightly sunned. Slight ageing of paper around outside edges. Very good. 20.5 x 14.

A book to familiarize the reader with the outward appearance of vessels and giving the Lookoutman's comments on their character, habits, tempers.. Great ships, mail liners, tramp steamers.. tugs..

17681
BOWEN, Frank C.
FROM CARRACK TO CLIPPER. A Book of Sailing-Ship Models
$20.00 AUD

Halton & Co. London. 1948. 2nd edition of the 1927 original. VI, 74 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 3 colour plates & 66 b/w plates. Fp (in colour): An English 15th century ship by Cecil King. Cloth cover, spine sunned, dj (rubbed) and in a protetive sleeve. Slight ageing of paper around outside edges. Light foxing, not affecting plates and overall a very good clean copy. 25.4 x 18.5.

13840
CAMERON, Ian
LODESTONE AND EVENING STAR, The Saga of Exploration by Sea
$20.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1965. 1st Ed. 288 PP with 41 drawings & maps, plus 16 pages with 8 colour photos & 13 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dust jacket lightly rubbed. Signature and date on FFEP, o/wise contents near fine. 23 x 14.5.

The seamen who mapped the world. From Queen Hatshepsut's expedition of 1493 B.C. to the exploration of Antarctica.

15454
CONNER, Daniel & MILLER, Lorraine
MASTER MARINER - Capt. James Cook and the Peoples of the Pacific
$15.00 AUD

University of Queensland Press. Brisbane. 1979. 1st Australian edition of the 1978 Canadian original. XI, 164 PP with 84 b/w illustrations (includig 61 pates), plus 4 pages of colour plates with 5 illustrations.. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dust jacket has a few chips and light foxing on verso. An otherwise near fine copy. Oblong: 22.8 x 25.8. 0702213780

A bicentenary tribute to mark the arrival of Capt. James Cook at Nootka Sound on March 29, 1778.

15794
COOK, James
CAPTAIN COOK'S FIRST VOYAGE, Commenced in 1768, and finished in 1771. His first published account of landing in the Endeavour River
$25.00 AUD

Hisine Technique. Herberton, Far North Queensland. c.1970. Reprint from the Newcastle facsimile edition of Cook's Diaries. (2), 78 PP with 2 maps & 6 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 22 x 16.5.

Stranding on the Great Barrier Reef, overhaul in Endeavour River, passage up to Endeavour Strait.

16059
FLEXNER, James Thomas
STEAMBOATS COME TRUE, American Inventors in Action
$10.00 AUD

Little, Brown & Co. Boston. 1978. Newly illustrated edition of the 1944 original. XXII, (2), 406 PP with vignettes in text, plus 32 pages with 30 b/w illust. Fp. & Eps. Cloth cover, decorated front cover, dj (price clipped). Brief note to previous owner on half title page. Rear endpaper with a small rubbed patch, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16. 0316286087

The first American invention of world shattering importance - the steamboat.

21060
GANTER, Regina
THE PEARL-SHELLERS OF TORRES STRAIT, Resource Use, Development and Decline, 1860s-1960s
$60.00 AUD

Melbourne University Press. Melbourne. 1994. 1st Ed. XVIII, 300 PP with 3 tables, 3 fig. & 5 maps, plus 12 pages with 21 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Scarce. 21.5 x 14. 0522845479

The progress of pearl-shelling from its heyday, through several crises due to over-fishing to its present cautious management.

48432
GILLETT, Ross
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND WARSHIPS 1914-1945
$20.00 AUD

Doubleday. Sydney. 1983. 1st Ed. 360 PP with 600 b/w photos & 100 line drawings. Hard cover, dj. Spine of dust jacket lightly sunned. Near fine. 26.2 x 26.2. 0868240958

35819
HALLS, Chris
AUSTRALIA'S WORST SHIPWRECKS
$10.00 AUD

Rigby. Adelaide. 1978. 1st Ed. 158 PP with 5 maps, plus 8 pages with 14 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 22 x 14. 0727009494

Zuytdorp, Star of Greece, Quetta, ...

21352
HELLMAN, Nina & BROUWER, Norman
A MARINER'S FANCY - The Whaleman's Art of Scrimshaw
$40.00 AUD

South Street Seaport Museum. New York. 1992. 1st Ed. 96 PP with 126 figures (36 in colour). Fp: Pie crimpers or "jaggers". Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 22.8 x 20.2. 0295972122

The art of scrimshaw and the role of New York in the history of American whaling. (Photos & descriptions of pieces from the South Street Seaport Museum of New York).

15626
HERRMANN, Paul
THE WORLD UNVEILED, The Story of Exploration from Columbus to Livingstone
$15.00 AUD

Hamish Hamilton. London. 1958. 1st English edition. Translated from the 1956 German original by Arnold Pomerans. XX, 508 PP with 44 b/w illust. & 42 maps, plus 20 pages with 30 half-tone plates. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Some foxing. Very good. 25 x 15.5.

On the voyages of explorers and their comments on what they saw: Christopher Columbus and his will to discover China, Vasco da Gama and the sea-route to East India... the South Seas, the exploration of Africa..

18231
HOUGH, Richard
MAN O'WAR, The Fighting Ship in History
$10.00 AUD

J. M. Dent. London. 1979. 1st Ed. 240 PP with 60 b/w illustrations. Hard cover. Cover a little soiled & 2 illustrations rubbed. Very good. 24 x 16. 0460043579

Evolution of the Man-of-War from the Ark Royal, an English galleon of 1587, to the US Battleship New Jersey of 1943.

20664
HOWARTH, David
SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, The Story of British Sea Power
$15.00 AUD

Collins. London. 1974. 1st Ed. 382 PP with 5 maps & 2 diagrams, plus 48 pages with 27 bw & 19 colour illust. Eps: World Map. Hard cover, dj. (small piece missing on spine). Foxing spots on outside edges. A very good clean copy. 24.7 x 17. 0002167557

The growth of British power at sea, since the 5th Century voyages of Celtic monks across the Atlantic...

16891
HOWARTH, Stephen
TO SHINING SEA, A History of the United States Navy 1775-1991
$15.00 AUD

Random House. New York. 1991. 1st Ed. XVI, (2), 620 PP with 12 maps in text plus 32 pages with 49 b/w illust. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24 x 16. 0394576624

From the War of Independence to the Gulf War of 1990/91. An extensive work.

18499
HUMBLE, Richard
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH NAVY
$10.00 AUD

Queen Anne Press. London. 1986. 1st Ed. 256 PP with tables, plus 16 pages with 27 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Near fine. 24 x 15. 0356122271

From the Tudor Navy to victory against Japan, the Royal Navy fought and survived. Since then, it has diminished and lost its importance as a naval force.

15557
IRVING, Washington
COLUMBUS'S VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY, Together with the Voyages and Discoveries of his Contemporaries and Companions
$15.00 AUD

Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. London. c. 1880. Reprint (popular edition). 528 PP. Cloth cover, gilt title and decoration on spine. Ageing of paper, o/wise in very good condition. 20.5 x 13.5.

Early voyages at sea. Discovery and subsequent exploration of the Caribbean.

16668
JENNINGS, John
THE SEA EAGLES
$10.00 AUD

Invincible Press. Sydney. 1951. 1st Australian edition. XIV, (2), 300 PP. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Faint foxing. Very good. 22 x 14.

Novel with an historical background. A story of the American Navy during the Revolution; of the men who fought and the ships they sailed and the women who stood behind them.

16920
KING, Cecil
RULE BRITANNIA
$10.00 AUD

Studio Publications. London. 1942. 2nd printing of the September 1941 original. XII, PP.13-280 with line drawings and 56 b/w plates. FEP: Map of Europe/Africa. REP: Map of W. Atlantic & Indian/Pacific region. Gilt-decorated cloth cover. Ex-library copy (2 unobtrusive stamps), o/wise very good copy. 24.8 x 15.

A parallel between the naval events after 2 years of WWII and past action, showing that the Navy is a worthy successor of its distinguished forbears.

15884
KINGSFORD, Reverend Maurice Rooke
THE MERSEY MISSION TO SEAMEN 1856-1956
$10.00 AUD

The Abbey Press. Abingdon, UK. 1957. 1st Ed. (24), 148 PP, XXVI, (10) with 4 maps & 2 illustrations, plus 22 pages with 34 b/w illust. Fp: Portrait of author. Hard cover, dj (lightly soiled). Foxing. Very good. 23 x 15.

17229
LANGMAID, Captain Kenneth
THE SEA, THINE ENEMY - A Survey of Coastal Lights and Life-boat Services
$20.00 AUD

Jarrolds. London. 1966. 1st Ed. XII, 242 PP, plus 8 pages with 16 b/w photos. Cloth cover, dj (price-clipped). Faint foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 21.6 x 14.

From the days of rowing-boats and crude beacons using wood & coal, to the modern wonders of radar and wireless. Contains chapters on Trinity House and lighthouses.

10895
LEATHER, John
THE SALTY SHORE, The Story of the River Blackwater
$20.00 AUD

Terence Dalton. Lavenham, U.K. 1979. 1st Ed. XVI, 200 PP with 2 plans, 8 engravings & 86 b/w photos. Eps: Map Maldon & River Blackwater. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Dust jacket with a few nicks/rubs and in a protective sleeve. An otherwise fine copy. 23 x 18. 0900963522

Essex seafaring: fishermen, bargemen, boatbuilders, sailmakers, wildfowlers, smugglers,...

18175
LLOYD, Christopher
THE NATION AND THE NAVY. A History of Naval Life and Policy
$5.00 AUD

Cresset. London. 1954. 1st Ed. XIV, 288 PP, plus 10 b/w plates. Fp (in colour): The Sovereign of the Seas 1837. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Covers lightly soiled and with a lightly sunned spine. Foxing throughout, o/wise a good copy. 22.2 x 13.5.

A brief social history of the Royal Navy and its use as an instrument of national policy.

17573
MARSDEN, Peter
DE LAATSTE REIS VAN DE AMSTERDAM
$10.00 AUD

De Boer Maritieme Handboeken. Amsterdam. 1974. 1st Dutch edition. 248 PP with 90 illust. in text. Dark green gilt-decorated cloth cover, dj (closed tear). 4 pages with blurred printing, not affecting legibility, o/wise an excellent copy. Dutch text. 25.5 x 18. 9022819167

The ill-fated voyage of the Amsterdam, wrecked near Hastings on 23 January, 1749.

17574
MARSDEN, Peter
THE WRECK OF THE AMSTERDAM
$10.00 AUD

Stein & Day. New York. 1975. 1st US Ed. (4), 290 PP with 41 figures, plus 24 pages with 52 b/w photos. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj (chipped & rubbed). Some foxing. Very good. 24 x 15.5. 0812817605

The ill-fated voyage of the Amsterdam, wrecked near Hastings on the 23 January, 1749.

65707
MASEFIELD, John
THE WANDERER OF LIVERPOOL
$20.00 AUD

Wm. Heinemann. London. 1930. 1st Ed. (8), 120 PP plus 15 plates with 16 b/w illust. Fp: Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Potter. Orig. blue cloth covers have a few speckles and light wear around edges/corners, gilt title on spine a little dulled, no dust jacket. Foxing, mostly on first and last pages. Small white-out mark on inside front cover, o/wise no signatures or other blemishes. Very good. 21.8 x 17.5.

The shipbuilder firm, W.H. Potter & Co., turned shipowner, with the "Wayfarer" and "Seafarer". Building and life of the four-masted full-rigged barque "Wanderer" built in 1891, sunk 1907. Related in both prose & verse.

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.

20337
McLEAY, Alison
THE WORLD OF THE ONEDIN LINE
$10.00 AUD

Ure Smith. Sydney. 1977. 1st Ed. 144 PP with b/w & colour photos in text. Hard cover, dj. Renewed endpapers, o/wise near fine. 24 x 17.5. 0725403853

The book on the television series. The film and the real life of the shipowner James Baines and the hard-driving Captain Bully Forbes.

71656
MITSUI O.S.K.
THE FIRST CENTURY OF MITSUI O.S.K. LINES, LTD
$50.00 AUD

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. Tokyo. 1985. 1st Ed. (18), 244 PP with tables, b/w and colour illustrations. Cloth cover, house flag in blind on front cover, dj. Fine. Scarce. 21.5 x 15.2.

The story of Mitsui Steamship Co. Ltd. and Osaka Shosen Kaisha which merged on April 1, 1964 to form M.O.L. Ltd.

16797
MORGAN, John S.
ROBERT FULTON
$10.00 AUD

Mason/Charter. New York. 1977. 1st Ed. XII, 236 PP plus 8 pages with 13 b/w illust. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 24 x 16. 0884054381

Biography of the American inventor, known for the invention of the steamboat, but also submarines which he called plunge boats, torpedoes, ... His stays in France and England.

16261
MUNRO, Colin
SAILING SHIPS
$15.00 AUD

Pelham. London. 1973. 1st Ed. 224 PP with b/w illust. by author in text. Fp: Three-masted barque of 1870. FEP: Rigging & other details of a barque about 1760. REP: Some fishing boats & small cargo boats from the coast of Europe. Gilt-decorated hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Some light foxing, o/wise good. Oblong: 19 x 25. 0720707188

Silhouettes of period sailing ships from the cog of Middle-Ages to the clippers. Ships from Europe, the near & far East.

15278
RANDIER, Jean
PHARES CARRES - Journal de Bord des Grands Voiliers
$30.00 AUD

Gallimard. Paris. 1992. 1st Ed. 164 PP with b/w photos. Eps: Facsimile page of a log book. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. French text. Fine. 31.8 x 24.5. 2070602702

Seamen of the windjammer trade. Life at sea and in port. The roaring forties & the Horn. The cargoes: coal from Wales, nitrate from Chile, grain from US Pacific coast, grain & wool from Australia, the Western approaches: Queenstown, Falmouth...

30431
RANDIER, Jean
MEN AND SHIPS AROUND CAPE HORN 1616-1939
$50.00 AUD

David McKay. New York. 1969. 1st US edition. Tranlated from the 1966 French original by M. W. B. Sanderson. 360 PP with b/w & colour illust. throughout. Eps: Chart of Straits of Magellan & Tierra del Fuego. Cloth cover, price-clipped dust jacket. A near fine copy. 25.5 x 21.

One of the best anthologies written on tall ships and their struggles rounding the Horn.

18527
ROBINSON, Gregory
SHIPS THAT HAVE MADE HISTORY
$20.00 AUD

Peter Davies. London. 1936. 1st Ed. VI, (2), 190 PP with 14 b/w drawings, plus 8 plates in colour. Eps: The weather & lee positions. Cloth cover, device and title on front cover and spine, very good dj (price clipped). Twelve ships are described: the Santa Maria, the Mayflower, the Royal Sovereign, the Bonhomme Richard..... [There were originally 12 colour plates. Those missing are the Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Susan Constant & Endeavour]. Signature of previous owner on front endpaper. Some browning of paper with traces of foxing. Very good. 25.5 x 19.

Plates present: A Fourteenth-Century Ship, The Spanish Treasure Frigate, The Revenge, The Mayflower, The Royal Sovereign, The Andrew, The Royal Charles and The Bon Homme Richard.

22578
ROSKILL, Captain S. W.
A MERCHANT FLEET IN WAR - Alfred Holt & Co 1939-1945
$60.00 AUD

Collins. London. 1962. 1st Ed. XIV, 352 PP. FEP: The Alfred Holt Fleet, Ships Sunk in the War of 1939-1945. REP: General plan of M/V Priam. Cloth cover, dust jacket (price-clipped). A few small nicks/chips in dust jacket , o/wise a near fine copy of the first edition. 22.8 x 14.5.

The long and ferocious struggle for seaborne supplies on the ships of the Holt Line. Loss of 44 owned and 8 managed ships, including 4 French ships.

22576
SAUNDERS, Hilary St. George
VALIANT VOYAGING, A Short History of the British India Steam Navigation Company in the Second World War 1939-1945
$25.00 AUD

Faber & Faber. London. 1948. 1st Ed. 216 PP, plus 1 colour plate on double-page and 7 b/w plates with 13 photos. Fp (in colour): Regimental Badges on the Dunera. FEP: Position of the Fleet at the Outbreak of War. REP: Position of ships lost. Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket chipped and rubbed. Signature of previous owner on verso of FFEP. Contents near fine. 20.5 x 14.

18220
SCARLETT, Bernard
SHIPMINDER - The Story of Her Majesty's Coastguard
$20.00 AUD

Pelham. London. 1971. 1st Ed. 208 PP, plus 8 pages with 16 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Near fine. 22.2 x 14. 0720704804

Coast protection against: smugglers in the 18th Century, saboteurs and spies during WWII. Fighting in wars since the Crimean & lifesaving and protecting the environment.

15169
SJOVOLD, Thorleif
THE VIKING SHIPS IN OSLO
$20.00 AUD

Universitetets Oldsaksamling. Oslo. 1985. 1st Ed. 80 PP with b/w illustrations (1 map, 3 sets of line drawings, 2 plans and 22 photos) & 6 colour photos. Inside front cover: Plan of the Viking Ship Hall. Inside back cover: Plan of the Oseberg Collections. Stiff covers, pictorial front. Near fine. 24 x 17.

The Oseberg Find, the Gokstad Find, the Borre Find, ..

36511
SMITH, J. W. & HOLDEN, T. S.
WHERE SHIPS ARE BORN - Sunderland 1346-1946, A History of Shipbuilding on the River Wear
$50.00 AUD

Thomas Reed. London. 1947. 2nd impression of the 1946 original. (6), 98 PP, plus 62 pages with 85 b/w photos. Pictorial papered boards, cloth spine, dust jacket. Dust jacket has chips and a few pieces missing and is in a protective sleeve. Contents are near fine. Image shows cover and dust jacket. Scarce. 21.5 x 14.

16501
THOMPSON, Rose-Marie
THE FIRST FORTY YEARS, New Zealand Oceanographic Institute: 1954-1994
$25.00 AUD

40th Jubilee Committee N.Z.O.I. Wellington. 1994. 1st Ed. 188 PP with 114 b/w illustrations (8 maps, 4 draw., 102 photos). Fp: Bathymetry of the New Zealand Region. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 25.5 x 21. 0473026465

Historical background, creation of the Institute: its philosophy, plans & targets, facilities, activities.

15593
THOMSON, George Malcolm
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE
$15.00 AUD

William Morrow. New York. 1972. 1st US Ed. X, 358 PP with 7 maps in text plus 16 pages with 18 plates (2 on double page). Fp: Portrait of Sir Francis Drake from the miniature by Nicholas Hilliard. Eps: Mappemonde with Drake's route. Cloth cover, dj. (price clipped). Note to previous owner on FFEP, o/wise very good. 24 x 16.

16672
THURSFIELD, Rear-Admiral H.G.
ACTION STATIONS!, The Royal Navy at War
$10.00 AUD

Adam & Charles Black. London. July, 1941. Reprint of the June 1941 original. 86 PP with 75 b/w photos. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket chipped. Ageing of paper. Very good. 25 x 18.

An illustrated account of each of the many branches of the Royal Navy.

11481
WALMSLEY, Leo
BRITISH PORTS AND HARBOURS
$5.00 AUD

Collins. London. 1942. 1st Ed., in the Britain in Pictures series. 48 PP with 23 b/w illustrations, plus 8 plates with 9 colour illustrations (2 on double-page). Decorated boards. Edges rubbed and a little worn. Occasional foxing, o/wise very good. 23 x 16.7.

Colour plates include: Liverpool in 1846 - lithography by T. McGahey, Whitby - oil painting by Richard Eurich, 1934, Entrance to Portsmouth Harbour - oil painting by J. Lynn, 1846, Falmouth Harbour, c.1840, by Newman & Co., Bristol - water colour by J.B. Pyne ...

18218
WARNER, Oliver
THE BRITISH NAVY - A Concise History
$10.00 AUD

Thames & Hudson. London. 1975. 1st Ed. 192 PP with 151 b/w illustrations. Fp: The Resolution in a gale by W. Van de Velde the Younger. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Ageing of paper around the edges, o/wise near fine. 24.5 x 17.5. 0500011397

11483
WILSON, Neill C.
HERE IS THE GOLDEN GATE, its History, its Romance and its Derring-Do
$10.00 AUD

William Morrow. New York. 1962. 1st Ed. X, 244 PP with 2 maps on double page and 7 tail-pieces in text plus 16 pages with 15 b/w photos (1 double-page). Hard cover, dj. Name on inside front cover. Very good. 22 x 15.

Named at the time of the gold-rush to California, missed by the early explorers, its maritime past: clippers, lumber or fishing fleets.