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14889
ARENSON, Sarah
THE ENCIRCLED SEA - The Mediterranean Maritime Civilization
$10.00 AUD

Constable. London. 1990. 1st Ed. XII, 205 PP with 9 maps & 49 b/w illust., plus 24 pages with 41 colour photos. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24 x 17. 009469480X

The contribution of the Mediterranean civilisations to our modern world. The people living on its edges, ship construction, port engineering, naval warfare...

20084
BAKER, Sidney J.
MY OWN DESTROYER - A Biography of Matthew Flinders, Explorer and Navigator
$20.00 AUD

Currawong. Sydney. 1962. 1st Ed. XIII, 146 PP plus 8 pages with 7 b/w illust. Fp: Portrait of Capt. Matthew Flinders, R.N. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket is a little rubbed/soiled around edges, o/wise a fine copy. 24.1 x 16.

His achievements as explorer & navigator, his tragedies (shipwrecks, detention at Ile de France for 7 years).

15893
BAKER, W.A. & TRYCKARE, Tre
THE ENGINE POWERED VESSEL, From Paddle-Wheeler to Nuclear Ship
$15.00 AUD

Crescent Books. New York. 1972. 1st U.S. edition. 268 PP with 225 b/w & colour illustrations. Hard cover, decorated boards, dj. Very good. Oblong: 25.7 x 27.2.

The development of increased efficiency in the use of energy by ships, the key steps which led to a revolution in marine transport.

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

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

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

19901
BARRATT, Glynn
MELANESIA AND THE WESTERN POLYNESIAN FRINGE
$35.00 AUD

University of British Colombia Press. Vancouver. 1990. 1st Ed., Volume 3 of Russia in the South Pacific 1696-1840 series. XVII, 257 PP with 14 maps, plus 8 pages with 14 b/w plates. Hard cover, dj. Hint of foxing on endpapers, o/wise fine. 23.5 x 16. 077480338X

The Russians & Vanuatu in 1809, the Russians & Fiji in 1820, then to Tuvalu and Anuta in 1822.

21678
BATESON, Charles
AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS - Including Vessels wrecked en route to or from Australia, and some strandings, Volume One: 1622-1850
$20.00 AUD

A.H. & A.W. Reed. Sydney. 1972. 1st Ed. 267 PP with 42 b/w illustrations. Eps: Map of Australia. Hard cover, simile leather, gilt title on spine, dj. Foxing. Near fine. 24.5 x 17.7. 0589071122

64561
BLACKBURN, Graham
AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SHIPS, BOATS, VESSELS & OTHER WATER-BORNE CRAFT
$15.00 AUD

John Murray. London. 1978. 1st. Ed. 448 PP with over 600 very attractive line-drawings. Eps: Noah's Ark. Navy cloth cover a little sunned at top left edge, dust jacket is chipped, mostly on the top edge, now in a protective plastic cover. Contents are fine. 28.2 x 22. 0719536154

750 entries arranged alphabetically describing every kind of vessel known to Man. An excellent encyclopedia.

12453
BONNER-SMITH, D. (editor)
THE BARRINGTON PAPERS, Selected From the Letters and Papers of Admiral The Hon. Samuel Barrington - Volume I
$25.00 AUD

Navy Records Society. London. 1937. 1st Ed. Publications of the Navy Records Society, volume 77. Vol. I: X, 464, (14 members) PP, plus 1 b/w plate and 1 folded plate on the state and condition of the forts and settlements on the coast of Africa. Fp: Admiral The Hon. Samuel Barrington. Includes a folded table on the state and condition of the forts and settlement on the coast of Africa Navy blue/cream buckram buckram, gilt device on front cover and gilt title on spine. Occasional foxing. Near fine. 24.2 x 15.5.

Towards the peace of 1748 followed by his various commands: HMS Seahorse, 1748, HMS Crown, 1753, HMS Norwich, 1754, the war with France, HMS Achilles 1757...

16889
BOWEN, Frank C.
WOODEN WALLS IN ACTION
$15.00 AUD

Halton & Co. London. 1951. 1st Ed. VIII, 144 PP with 64 full-page b/w paintings, plus 4 colour plates. Fp (in colour): The last fight of the Revenge, 1591. Cloth cover, engraved vignette on front board, dj (price clipped). Sellotape marks on dj & endpapers, faint foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise a very good clean copy. 25.2 x 18.5.

Brief account of many naval engagements in the days of wooden hulls and iron men.

18461
BOWEN, Frank C.
MEN OF THE WOODEN WALLS
$15.00 AUD

Staples Press. London. 1952. 1st Ed. VIII, 152 PP with 67 b/w portraits plus 2 colour plates. Fp (in colour): Nelson wounded at Trafalgar. Cloth cover with engraved vignette, dj tipped in on front endpaper. Ingleton bookplate. Few pages with light foxing, o/wise very good. 25.2 x 18.5.

Concise studies of 70 men (sailors, builders) who left their mark on the history of wooden-walled ships. Christopher Columbus to Samuel Cunard.

16088
BROXAM, Graeme
A STEAMSHIP FOR HOBART, S.S. REEMERE 1909
$20.00 AUD

Navarine Publishing. Canberra. 1992. 1st limited edition of 1000. Foreword by Senator Ken Wriedt. II, 60 PP with 1 plan, 1 map & 46 photos. Dedicatory note to Senator Ken Wriedt, signed by the author. Signature of previous owner (Ken Wriedt) inside front cover. Pictorial stiff covers. Fine. 21 x 14.8. 0646113291

Story of small trading craft plying Tasmanian bays, rivers and inlets. The need to preserve and restore the SS Reemere, launched in 1909.

32402
BROXAM, Graeme
A STEAMSHIP FOR HOBART, S.S. REEMERE 1909
$20.00 AUD

Navarine. Canberra. 1992. 1st edition limited to 1000 copies (No. 423/1000). Foreword by Ken Wriedt. II, 60 PP with 1 plan, 1 map & 46 b/w photos. Pictorial card cover. Covers slightly rubbed. Signed by author. Fine. 21 x 14.8. 0646113291

Story of small trading craft plying Tasmanian bays, rivers and inlets. The need to preserve and restore the SS Reemere, launched in 1909.

14253
CHESTERTON, D. Ridley
FOREIGN COASTAL and Short Sea FREIGHTERS
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1963 1st Ed. 64 PP with b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover (Finkenau). Date on front cover, o/wise very good. Small format: 15.2 x 10.2.

20560
CHESTERTON, D. Ridley
COASTAL CARGO SHIPS
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1962. 5th Ed., in the ABC series. 64 PP with b/w photos. Title page: S.S. City of Brussels. Pictorial soft cover. Stamp of previous owner on title page. Very good. Small format: 15.2 x 10.2.

19336
DARROCH, Vin
BARQUE POLLY WOODSIDE (Rona)
$15.00 AUD

Lothian Publishing. Melbourne. 1979. 1st paperback edition. Foreword by Gerhard H. Heyen. XXIV, 141 PP with 24 tables, plus 40 pages with 67 b/w illust. (plans, maps, photos). Pictorial soft covers. Near fine. 21.5 x 14. 0909706646

Her history: as a barque, as a windjammer, in port as a coal hulk and lastly, as a floating museum.

19363
DARROCH, Vin
BARQUE POLLY WOODSIDE (Rona)
$20.00 AUD

Lowden Publishing. Kilmore, Vic. 1978. 1st Ed. XXIV, 141 PP plus 40 pages with 67 b/w illust. (plans, maps, photos). Hard cover, dust jacket. Signature of previous owner on half-title page. Light foxing on outside page edges, o/wise fine. 22 x 14. 0909706638

Her history: as a barque, as a windjammer, in port as a coal hulk and lastly, as a floating museum.

10791
EDWARDS, Herbert
THEIR LAWFUL OCCASIONS - A True Story
$10.00 AUD

Percival Marshall. London. 1956. 1st Ed. 256 PP, plus 8 pages with 12 b/w photos. Fp: Captain Herbert Edwards, R.N. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with short closed tears. Occasional foxing. Very good clean copy. 22.2 x 14.2.

Sequel of the autobiography Under Four Flags, the Royal Navy years and the two World Wars.

18143
FINCHAM, John
A HISTORY OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE
$60.00 AUD

Scolar Press. London. 1979. Reprint of 1851 orig. Ed. Introduction by John Leather. XI, (3), VIII, (XI), LXXXIV, 415 PP with numerous figures & tables in text, 58 plates numbered 1 to 47. Gilt-engraved papered boards, blue cloth spine, dj. Plain slipcase. Dust jacket is sunned/browned at spine and has a small crease and repairs at extremities. An otherwise fine copy. 24.8 x 16. 0859675696

A summary of the evolution of naval architecture, from log rafts & canoes, the Phoenicians, Greeks & Romans... up to the British Navy at the time.

67376
FITCHETT, T. K.
THE VANISHED FLEET, Australian Coastal Passenger Ships 1910-1960
$20.00 AUD

Rigby. Adelaide. 1976. 1st Ed. 112 PP with colour illustrations by author. Fp: MV "Manoora". Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with light wear. Stamp of the Maritime Museum of Tasmania on the FFEP, otherwise contents are near fine. 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.

14757
LE FLEMING, H. M.
OCEAN FREIGHTERS
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1956. 1st Ed. in the ABC Series. 64 PP with 64 b/w photos. Title page: M.V. Harpalion. Pictorial soft cover (Foylebank). Covers repaired at spine. Ink annotations updating data. Very good. Small format: 15.5 x 10.

21438
LE FLEMING, H. M.
FOREIGN OCEAN TANKERS
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1961. 2nd Ed., in the ABC series. 64 PP with bw photos. Title page: M.V. Seven Stars. Pict. card cover. Very good. Small format: 15.2 x 10.2.

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.

16913
FOWLER, William M.
REBELS UNDER SAIL, The American Navy During the Revolution
$10.00 AUD

Charles Scribner's. New York. 1976. Book Club Edition of 1973 orig. 320 PP plus 16 pages with 20 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 21.3 x 14.

History of how the new American nation, a coalition of 13 colonies, built a navy to embark on a war against the great naval power of England.

21340
FRANCIS, Daniel
A HISTORY OF WORLD WHALING
$15.00 AUD

Viking. Markham, Ontario. 1990. 1st Ed. XVI, 288 PP with 45 b/w illust. Hard cover, dj. Light foxing on outside page edges, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16.5. 067082447X

From the beginnings with the Basque whalers of the Bay of Biscay, to the modern whaling & the IWC moratorium & the arrival of Greenpeace on the whaling scene. Whaling in paradise, in the Arctic, the Antarctic & the Sea of Cortez.

11489
GLYN, Anthony
THE SEINE
$15.00 AUD

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. London. 1966. 1st Ed. XII, 204 PP with 1 double-page map plus 24 pages with 35 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with repaired tear on back. Dedicatory note on front endpaper, to d'Arcy Hayman, from one islander to another ... signed by the author. Very good. 22 x 14.2.

From its spring near Dijon to the estuary at Le Havre. History, places of interest, people, ...

21968
GORDON, Malcolm R.
FROM CHUSAN TO SEA PRINCESS - The Australian Services of the P & O and Orient Lines
$15.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. Sydney. 1985. 1st Ed. 184 PP with 106 b/w pictures & 16 colour photos. Fp: Launching of ORCADES. FEP: ORSOVA beneath Sydney Bridge. REP: ORCADES, ORONSAY & OTRANTO in Sydney. Hard cover rubbed around edges (shelf wear) and a label on bottom of spine. Ex-library copy with stamps of the University of Tasmania on endpapers and Contents page. Contents complete and a very good clean copy. 27 x 19.2. 0868617639

From the arrival in 1825 of the Chusan to serve Singapore, and the arrival of the Orient Line in 1877, to the advent of jet services.

19345
GOULD, Alan
THE MAN WHO STAYED BELOW
$5.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1984. 1st Ed. 201 PP. Illustrated end papers. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 22 x 14.5. 0207148910

A novel based on the voyage of a 16 year old apprentice on the wool clipper Emilia Denholm from Melbourne to London, via Cape Horn.

18852
GREEN, Jeremy (editor)
MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY - Papers from the First Southern Hemisphere Conference on ...
$10.00 AUD

Ocean's Society of Australia. Melbourne. 1977. 160 PP with b/w illust. (maps, graphs, photos). Pictorial soft cover a little soiled, o/wise very good. 21.1 x 15.7. 0868959645

Maritime archaeology in Europe, New Zealand & Australia: legislation, conservation & preservation.

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.

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

30050
HONAN, William H.
VISIONS OF INFAMY, The Untold Story of How Journalist Hector C. Bywater Devised the Plans that Led to Pearl Harbor
$20.00 AUD

St. Martin's Press. New York. 1991. 1st US Ed. XVI, 347 PP with 7 maps, plus 16 pages with 29 b/w illust. Eps: Map of the Pacific Ocean The Highway to Japan. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Faint foxing on outsided edges. Near fine. 24 x 15.2. 0312054548

The story of Hector C. Bywater, leading British Naval authority who devised the strategy used by Japan to wage the Pacific War.

21399
HORNSBY, David
OCEAN SHIPS - 1982
$15.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1982. Updated & revised edition, from the 1964 original. 255 PP with tables & over 250 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj ("Vistafjord"). Very good. 22.3 x 15.2. 0711011508

Part One: Passenger liners & cruise ships. Part Two: Cargo ships. Part Three: Tankers.

16800
IRELAND, Bernard
SEA POWER 2000
$10.00 AUD

Arms & Armour. London. 1990. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w illust. (photos, sketches). Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing, o/wise near fine. 25 x 19.5. 0853689792

Current state & future trends in international sea power: naval aviation, submarine warfare (nuclear, conventional), mines ...

16801
IRELAND, Bernard
NAVIES OF THE WEST
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1984. 1st Ed. 192 PP with b/w illust. (3 line draw. & 174 photos & paintings). Title-page: Destroyer Broadsword. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24 x 17.5. 071101339X

Vessels of NATO's fleets and Sweden.

20211
IRELAND, Bernard
WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD: Escort Vessels
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1979. 1st Ed. 153 PP with b/w illustrations (4 line drawings & 144 photos & paintings). Title-page: Frigate Visby of the Swedish Navy. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 22.2 x 15. 0711008965

Warships with displacement tonnage between 1000 & 5000 tons. Corvettes, frigates, destroyers.

11493
JOHNSON, David
THE AUCKLAND FERRY BUILDING
$10.00 AUD

Auckland Maritime Museum. Auckland. 1988. 1st Ed. (4), 59 PP with b/w illust., plus 16 pages with 27 colour illust. Eps: Plans of the building. Pictorial card cover. Near fine. 29.5 x 21. 04730068X

The building which, since 1912, is keeper of the City's gateway.

19052
KENNY, John
BEFORE THE FIRST FLEET, Europeans in Australia 1606-1777
$20.00 AUD

Kangaroo Press. Sydney. 1995. 1st Ed. 184 PP with b/w illust. (maps, engravings, ...) plus 16 pages with 31 colour illust. Eps: Mappemonde, 1630. Hard cover, dust jacket. Minimal light foxing on prelims otherwise a fine copy. 24.7 x 18.6. 0864176457

Details of the early European contacts with Australia. Landfalls, exploration, sojourns. Thoughts of the explorers on the coastline, plants, animals... encounters with aborigines.

21803
LENTON, H.T. & COLLEDGE, J.J.
WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II, Part 6 - Trawlers, Drifters and Whalers
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1963. 81 PP with b/w photos throughout. Pictorial card cover. Fine. Small format: 18.5 x 12.5.

Admiralty drifters, pennant numbers, purchased & requisitioned trawlers, whalers & drifters...

17225
LONEY, Jack
LADY BAY WARRNAMBOOL, A Graveyard of Ships
$5.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Geelong. 1982. Reprint of 1968 original. 20 PP, plus 8 pages with 1 plan & 7 b/w illust. Pict. soft cover. Fine. 20.8 x 14. 0909244103

Wrecks of Lady Bay near the city of Warrnambool.

17582
LONEY, Jack
AUSTRALIA'S SHIPWRECK COAST AND OTHER STORIES
$15.00 AUD

Author. Geelong. 1986. 1st Ed. 103 PP with 4 maps & 117 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21.5 x 18.6. 0909244294

Wreck sites, graves, memorials to seamen and passengers...

17583
LONEY, Jack
AUSTRALIAN SEA MYSTERIES
$15.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Geelong. 1988. Reprint of 1984 original. 111 PP with 11 maps, plus 28 pages with 33 b/w illust. Pictorial stiff covers with light wear and soiling. Name of previous owner at top of title page. Foxing spots on outside edges, otherwise a good clean copy. 21.5 x 17.8. 090919128X

The Queenscliff treasure, wild white women, the Waratah,...

18038
LONEY, Jack
WRECKS IN THE FURNEAUX GROUP (Flinders Island)
$10.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Geelong. c. 1970. 1st Ed. 16 PP with 1 map, plus 8 pages with 9 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 14.5.

18988
LONEY, Jack
WRECKS ALONG THE GIPPSLAND COAST
$15.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Geelong. 1985. 7th edition of the 1968 original. 82, (10) PP with Appendices, Indexes & 1 map, plus 20 pages with 37 b/w illust. Pict. soft cover. Fine. 20.3 x 14.5. 0909244278

18994
LONEY, Jack
WRECKS ON THE N.S.W. NORTH COAST
$15.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Geelong. 1976. 1st Ed. 135 PP, plus 20 pages with 1 map & 32 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 20.8 x 14.2. 0909244170

19000
LONEY, Jack
WRECKS ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
$10.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Portarlington. 1988. 9th edition of the 1967 original. 138 PP with 4 location maps, plus 16 pages with 29 b/w illust. (2 maps). Pict. soft cover. Fine. 22 x 15. 959985387

Shipwrecks on the Victorian coast, from Point Lonsdale to Portland.

21372
LONEY, Jack
SEA ADVENTURES AND WRECKS ON THE N.S.W. SOUTH COAST
$10.00 AUD

Author. Portarlington. 1977. 2nd edition. 80 PP plus 24 pages with 1 map & 44 b/w illust. Pict. soft cover. Very good. 20.4 x 14. 0909244081

Ruins of Bittangabee Bay, Ben Boyd and Twofold Bay, mutiny on the whaling ship Junior in 1857... shipwrecks.

58102
LONEY, Jack
THE LOCH ARD DISASTER
$10.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Portarlington. c. 1975. 6th Ed. 44 PP with 1 map & 6 b/w illustrations, plus 12 pages with 1 map & 22 b/w illust. Pictorial soft cover. Ageing of paper. Name of previous owner on inside front cover, o/wise very good. 19.4 x 13.8. 095998531X

Wrecked on Mutton Bird Island near Port Campbell on 1st June, 1878.

71769
LONEY, Jack
THE SCHOMBERG INCIDENT
$10.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Geelong. c.1972. 2nd Ed. 24 PP plus 4 pages with 2 sketch maps & 2 b/w illustrations. Pictorial stiff covers with a few spots. 4 pages with 4 photographs called for are missing (a possible publisher error/misprint ?). Otherwise contents near fine. 20 x 13.8.

Wrecked on the West coast of Victoria, at Curdie's Inlet on 27th December, 1855.

18193
LUCAS, Alan
CRUISING COMPANION
$20.00 AUD

Horwitz Grahame. Melbourne. 1985. 1st Ed. 257 PP with b/w & colour illust. Pict. laminated boards. Fine. 25 x 16. 0725518855

18258
LUCAS, Alan
CRUISING AUSTRALIANS
$25.00 AUD

Horwitz Grahame. Sydney. 1989. 1st Ed. III, 268 PP with b/w illustrations (drawings, plans, sketch maps, photos, plus 12 pages with 28 colour photos. Pictorial laminated boards. Foxing spots on outside edges. Fine. 25 x 16. 9780725521493

A fascinating insight into the life of the Cruising Australian: the people, the boats, the places they visit...

16854
MACINTYRE, Donald & BATHE, Basil W.
THE MAN-OF-WAR
$15.00 AUD

Methuen. London. 1968. 1st Ed. 273 PP with b/w & colour illust. (photos, paintings,...) & many colour drawings by the Tre Tryckare artists. Fp: Austrian super-dreadnought Viribus Unitis. Decorated endpapers. Cloth cover, dj. Ingleton bookplate on front endpaper. Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. Oblong: 25.2 x 27.5.

From the Greek trireme and the Viking longboat, to the modern warship.

16098
MAGUGLIN, Robert O.
THE QUEEN MARY, The Official Pictorial History
$15.00 AUD

Wrather Port Properties/Sequoia. Long Beach. 1985. 1st Ed. 120 PP with profuse b/w & colour photos on glossy paper. Pictorial card covers. Very good. 30.2 x 23. 0866790152

The career of Cunard's Queen Mary, the stateliest ship, from her launching in 1934 until 1967 when she was sold to the City of Long Beach.

18726
MARMUR, Jacland
SEA DUTY, and Other Stories of Naval Action
$10.00 AUD

Henry Holt. New York. 1944. 1st Ed. (8), 168 PP with 3 figures. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket chipped. Slight ageing of paper. Very good. 20.8 x 14.

Thirteen narratives on naval warfare during the two first years of the US Navy in WWII by a war correspondant attached to the Pacific Battle Fleet.

18502
MARTIN, Brian P. (editor)
TALES OF TIME AND TIDE, Stories of Life on Britain's Shores and Coasts
$20.00 AUD

David & Charles. London. 1984. 1st Ed. 192 PP with b/w & colour illust. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 27 x 20. 9780715300503

Reminiscences and exploits of fishermen (deep-sea, mud, rock), lifeboatmen, lighthouse keepers, coastguards, crofters, etc...

18235
MASON, Michael, GREENHILL, Basil & CRAIG, Robin
THE BRITISH SEAFARER
$10.00 AUD

Hutchinson / BBC & National Maritime Museum. London. 1980. 1st Ed. No pagination, (4), 158 PP with 3 colour photos and hundreds of b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 25.5 x 19.8. 0091419514

A mosaic of what the seafarer saw and thought about, expressed in his own words. Enjoyable voyage of discovery in the seafarer's world.

18232
MATHEW, David
BRITISH SEAMEN
$10.00 AUD

Collins. London. 1943. 1st Ed. 48 PP with 26 b/w illustrations, plus 8 colour plates. Decorated hard cover, dj (rubbed). Faint foxing. Very good. 22.8 x 16.5.

Great naval engagements of the Royal Navy, the ships and the men.

18216
MILLS, John (editor)
THE UFFA FOX BOOK OF SAILING
$20.00 AUD

Longacre. London. 1963. 1st Ed. 192 PP with b/w illust. throughout. Fp: Uffa Fox. Hard cover, dj. A very good clean copy. 26.8 x 20.5.

History, sailing & racing, seamanship, safety at sea,... Includes a chapter on the language of the sea and an extensive list of the sailing & yacht clubs in the British Isles (with their burgees).

40212
MILLS, John (editor)
THE UFFA FOX BOOK OF SAILING
$15.00 AUD

Longacre. London. 1963. 1st Ed. 192 PP with b/w illust. throughout. Fp: Uffa Fox. Hard cover, dj. Top of dust jacket creased and with a small piece missing. Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 26.8 x 20.5.

History, sailing & racing, seamanship, safety at sea,... Includes a chapter on the language of the sea and an extensive list of the sailing & yacht clubs in the British Isles (with their burgees).

16732
MONSARRAT, Nicholas
CORVETTE COMMAND
$30.00 AUD

Cassell. Melbourne. 1945. 1st Aust. Ed. (orig. UK 1944). 104 PP plus 8 pages with 9 b/w photos. Fp: The multiple 5" gun. Card boards with dust jacket. Jacket has a few chips and is in a protective sleeve. A near fine copy. 18.2 x 12.

Record of 62 short convoys and 38 night patrols.

14764
MOODY, Bert
FOREIGN OCEAN LINERS
$15.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1966. 1st Ed. 64 PP with 52 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover ( "Argentina" of Moore-McCormack Lines). Front cover slightly soiled. Very good. Small format: 18.2 x 12.2.

21211
MOODY, Bert
OCEAN SHIPS - 1978
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1978. 6th edition of the 1964 original. 349 PP with tables, and 237 bw photos. Title spread: Monarch Sun of Holland America Line. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price clipped). Fine. 19 x 12.8. 0711008655

Part One: Passenger Liners and Cargo Ships. Part Two: Cruise Ships. Part Three: Tankers.

16147
MOREL-FATIO, L.
ETUDES DE MARINE POSITIVE, Dessinées et Gravées à l'Eau-Forte
$50.00 AUD

Editions de l'Estran. Douarnenez. 1982. 1st Ed. 121 PP with 43 plates. Hard cover, simile leather, gilt device on front board, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise near fine. French text. Oblong: 25 x 31.5. 2903707053

Morel-Fatio was a man of the sea. He took part in the French Navy's landing in Algiers in 1830 and the Crimean War. He was a naval architect, a seaman and probably one of the best known French marine artists.

21494
MORTON, H. V.
ATLANTIC MEETING - An Account of Mr. Churchill's Voyage in H.M.S. Prince of Wales, in August, 1941, and the Conference with President Roosevelt which resulted in the Atlantic Charter
$5.00 AUD

Methuen. Melbourne. 1943. 1st Australian Ed. 160 PP, plus 16 b/w plates. Fp: Card with the Longfellow verse in Mr. Roosevelt's message to Mr. Churchill. Eps: North Atlantic map and track of HMS Prince of Wales, August, 1941. Cloth cover (lightly soiled). Very good. 19.2 x 12.5.

18165
MUDIE, Rosemary & Colin
POWER YACHTS
$20.00 AUD

Adlard Coles/Granada. London. 1977. 1st Ed. 286 PP with 313 b/w figures (plans, sketches & photos). Blue cloth cover a little discoloured around edges, dust jacket with a few small nicks/creases. A near fine copy. 28.2 x 22.2. 0229986633

Covers all aspects of power yachting. Seamanship, construction (modern & traditional), engines & installations, electrics, etc...

16045
NAIRN, R. A.
PRETTY MAIDEN, The Steamship Kwinana
$10.00 AUD

Fremantle Arts Centre Press. Fremantle. 1982. 1st Ed. VIII, 42 PP with 10 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 20.4 x 14. 0909144648

The life of the state ship Darius, renamed Kwinana, blown ashore in 1922 on the beach which kept her name.

16334
NAYLER, Geoff
WRECKS AND RELICS
$5.00 AUD

Author. Melbourne. c. 1980. Expanded edition. 64 PP with 65 b/w photos (24 on full page). Title-page: Sea encrustacean being removed from a wheel. Pictorial card cover. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 21.5 x 14. 0909853762

A pictorial record of 30 well-known wrecks on the Central Victorian coast.

17279
NAYLER, Geoff
MY CEILING THE WAVES
$30.00 AUD

Geoff Nayler / Wedneil Publications. Melbourne. c. 1972. 1st Ed. 88 PP with 1 plan, 3 maps & 35 b/w photos plus 32 pages with 29 full-page colour plates. Pictorial soft cover. Some light wear, creases, near corners, o/wise near fine. 21.5 x 14.

The diving experiences on wrecks in Australian waters and Truk Lagoon (Micronesia).

16287
NEALE, Ralph P.
JOLLY DOGS ARE WE - The History of Yachting in Victoria
$15.00 AUD

Landscape Publications. Melbourne. 1984. 1st Ed. VIII, 338 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 14 pages with 11 colour plates. Eps: Bird's eye view of Melbourne & Hobson's Bay. Cloth cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Fine. 28.5 x 21.5. 959087605

16802
ORTZEN, Len
GUNS AT SEA, The World's Great Naval Battles
$10.00 AUD

Galahad. New York. 1976. 1st U.S. edition, with a foreword by Ludovic Kennedy. 160 PP with b/w & colour illust. Title-page: Battle of Cape St. Vincent. Eps: The Bismarck in Action against HMS Hood. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing. Very good. 28.5 x 22. 088365363X

Sixteen main naval battles. From the Battle of Sluys in 1340 to the Battle of Midway in 1942.

12080
PARKINSON, C. Northcote
BRITANNIA RULES - The Classic Age of Naval History 1793-1815
$10.00 AUD

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. London. 1977. 1st Ed. (8), 199 PP with 7 battle plans on full page, plus 16 pages with 33 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Occasional foxing, o/wise fine. 24 x 16. 0297772872

The importance of the events of 1805-1816. There was no inherent superiority of the British over the French as the French Navy, crippled by the Revolution, began to recover about 1810.

14766
PARSONS, Ronald
AUSTRALIAN SHIPOWNERS AND THEIR FLEETS - Book Two: Northern Rivers of New South Wales
$10.00 AUD

Ronald Parsons. Lobethal, SA. 1986. Revised edition of the 1973 original. II, (2), 101 to 172 PP. Stapled typescript monograph. Soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 16.6 x 20.6. 090941839X

Ships trading to the Northern Rivers and the NSW Central Coast.

15867
PARSONS, Ronald
AUSTRALIAN SHIPOWNERS AND THEIR FLEETS - Book Five: Early Australian Owners
$10.00 AUD

Ronald Parsons. Magill, SA. 1985. Reprint of the 1979 original. (4), 91 PP. Stapled typescript monograph. Soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 16.6 x 20.6.

Early shipowners, vessels owned/operated by the Colonial Government. Early whaling ships.

16089
PARSONS, Ronald
AUSTRALIAN SHIPOWNERS AND THEIR FLEETS. Book Fourteen (Ships registered Port Adelaide 1838 - 1869)
$10.00 AUD

Ronald Parsons. Murray Bridge. 1994. 1st Ed. IV, 72 PP. Stapled typescript monograph. Soft cover. Near fine. Oblong: 16.4 x 20.6. 0909418497

16093
PARSONS, Ronald
AUSTRALIAN SHIPOWNERS AND THEIR FLEETS. Book Eight (VESSELS ENROLLED AT MELBOURNE 1839-1854 (A-R)
$10.00 AUD

Ronald Parsons. Lobethal, SA. 1987. 1st edition, November 1987. (4), 100, (3) PP. Stapled typescript monograph. Soft cover. Near fine. Oblong: 16 x 20.6. 0909418403

16095
PARSONS, Ronald
AUSTRALIAN SHIPOWNERS AND THEIR FLEETS. Book Ten (Vessels enrolled at Melbourne to the end of 1859)
$10.00 AUD

Author. Adelaide. 1991. 1st Ed. IV, P.201 to 276 with 1 line drawing. Stapled typescript monograph. Soft cover. Near fine. Oblong: 16.4 x 20.6. 0909418438

The formation and development of the Melbourne Steamship Co., James Paterson's sail colliers,...

17597
PARSONS, Ronald
SHIPWRECKS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA - 1836-1875 (Book 1)
$10.00 AUD

Ronald Parsons. Magill. 1986. March 1986 edition of the 1981 original. IV, 79 PP, plus 8 pages with 10 b/w illustrations. Stapled typescript monograph printed on 2 columns. Pictorial soft covers with a few light marks, Oblong: 16 x 20.6. 0909418187

17132
PARSONS, Ronald & WILLIAMS, R.
THE RIVER BOATS
$10.00 AUD

R. Williams. Adelaide. 1992. 1st Ed., Volume I in the Discovering Australia's Pictorial Heritage with Rod Williams. 52 PP with 16 colour and 51 b/w photos. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 21 x 14.8. 0646103687

Pictorial souvenir of the Murray-Darling Basin river vessels.

16919
PERRIN, W. G. (editor)
BOTELER'S DIALOGUES
$20.00 AUD

Navy Records Society. London. 1929. 1st Ed. Publication of the Navy Records Society, Volume LXV. XXXIX, 341, 7 (publications of N.R.S.) PP with 1 facsimile page of A Dialogical Discourse Concerning Marine Affaires. Buckram cover, gilt device on front cover and gilt title on spine. Spine a little faded, occasional foxing. Very good. 24.2 x 15.5.

An insight into naval affairs in the reign of Charles I, represented as six dialogues or discourses: Commanders-in-Chief, Common Mariner, Victualling, Sea Terms & Signals,...

66173
PLAYFORD, P. E.
THE WRECK OF THE ZUYTDORP, On the Western Australian coast in 1712
$30.00 AUD

W.A. Historical Society. Perth. 1976. Reprint of the 1959 original article published in "Early Days", Journal and Proceedings of the W. A. Historical Society, Inc. - Vol.5, Part 5, pp.5-41. 36 PP with 3 maps & 7 b/w plates. Pictorial soft cover. 1 post card of the model of Zuytdorp and 4 pages 'The Beardman Jug Replicas', loosely inserted. Fine. 21.3 x 13.6.

A brief account of the other V.O.C. wrecks, then the Zuytdorp wreck, north of Gantheaume Bay.

16760
POPE, Dudley
THE DEVIL HIMSELF - The Mutiny of 1800
$15.00 AUD

Alison Press / Secker & Warburg. London. 1987. 1st Ed. XVI, 186 PP with 1 map & 2 insets on double page and 1 facsimile of a document (American Protection Form). Hard cover, dj. Top corner of front endpaper clipped. Near fine. 24 x 16. 0436377519

The French Corvette La Vaillante, built in 1796, captured & renamed Danae by the Royal Navy. Taken back in March 1800 by the French, following a mutiny of her crew.

12343
PRESTON, Antony
SEA COMBAT OFF THE FALKLANDS
$15.00 AUD

Willow Books. London. 1982. 1st Ed. 144 PP with b/w illust. (maps, plans, ships profiles, photos) in text plus 16 pages with 24 colour photos. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24.5 x 17.5. 002180464

Battles off the islands, victories and setbacks. Experience gained, lessons to be learned.

17589
REINELT, W. H.
THE LOSS OF THE ORION
$20.00 AUD

Marine History Publication. Geelong. 1980. 1st Ed. 16 PP, plus 4 pages with 1 map & 3 b/w illust. Soft covers, pictorial front. A fine copy. Scarce. 20.7 x 13.8.

Lost with all hands in May 1908 on a run from Duck River near Stanley, Tasmania to Melbourne.

16333
RONALD, Peter
EXPLORING SHIPWRECKS OF WESTERN VICTORIA
$15.00 AUD

Author / Osburne Group. Warrnambool. c. 1990 1st Ed. 52 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 18.8 x 24. 0731619226

Pictorial records of the wreck sites of: La Bella, Falls of Halladale, Schomberg, Loch Ard, ..

14841
SHAW, Henry I. Junior
TARAWA: A Legend is Born
$5.00 AUD

Macdonald. London. 1969. 1st UK edition, in Purnell's History of WWII - Battle book No.8. 160 PP with b/w illust. (maps & photos). Pictorial soft cover. Spine sunned, o/wise very good. 21 x 13.8. 356029654

The atoll of Betio secured by the US Marines in 76 hours in November 1943.

18194
SLEIGHTHOLME, Joyce
THE CRUISING MATE'S HANDBOOK, A Guide to Good Crewing
$10.00 AUD

Adlard Coles Nautical. London. 1991. Reprint. Previously published as The Sea Wife's Handbook. (8), 167 PP with b/w illust. (drawings & photos). Pict. soft cover. Fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 0229118682

How to take an active part in all aspects of sailing and running the boat.

17056
TOGHILL, J. E.
MANUAL OF YACHT NAVIGATION
$15.00 AUD

Murray. Sydney. 1963. 1st Ed. XI, 172 PP with 63 b/w illust. (figures, sketches, drawings, photos,...) & 11 location diagrams. Hard cover, gilt device and title on front cover. Dust jacket (illustrated by Jack Earl) is a little rubbed and chipped, o/wise very good. 24.7 x 17.6.

Navigation equipment, ship's compass, charts, plotting, dead reckoning, etc...

68620
TREGONNING, K. G.
HOME PORT SINGAPORE - A History of Straits Steamship Company Limited 1890-1965
$120.00 AUD

O.U.P. / Straits Steamship Company Limited. Singapore. 1967. 1st Ed. XII, 321 PP with 3 maps, plus 1 map of Singapore Approaches, 1 folded map of Service Routes maintained in 1935, and 48 pages with 53 b/w plates (at rear of book). Fp: Ocean Building, Singapore. Eps: Certificate of Registry for Will o'the Wisp, 12th February, 1886. Cloth cover, dj. Both jacket and book are near fine and scarce in this condition. 25.5 x 16.5.

History of the shipping line and its home port: Singapore.

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.

16839
WATTS, Anthony J. (editor)
WARSHIPS AND NAVIES 1973
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1972. 1st Ed. 136 PP with 13 colour photos, 116 b/w photos & paintings and 2 line drawings. Fp: Harrier hovering above Ark Royal. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 24.2 x 18. 0711003858

18755
WEBSTER SMITH, B.
THE WAR AT SEA 1941-1943
$10.00 AUD

Blackie & Son. London. c.1944. 1st Ed. 192 PP, plus 8 full-page b/w plates. Fp: Ordeal of Penelope. Cloth cover (rubbed). War economy paper (ageing), o/wise very good. 20 x 13.5.

Crete and the Middle East in 1941. Japanese attacks, Malta, Atlantic battles.