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19687
ALLCOT, John & THE AUSTRALASIAN PIONEERS' CLUB
THE SHIPS THAT LAUNCHED A NATION
$300.00 AUD

The Australasian Pioneers' Club. Sydney. c. 1988. Limited edition of 500. Set of 4 unframed reproductions of paintings by one of Australia's leading maritime artists, John Allcot (1888-1973). No.115/500, signed by Rodney Allcot, the artist's son. Each colour print around 49 cm & 65 cm. with overall size 66.4 cm x 83.6 cm. together with a 6 page descriptive booklet (pictured). Sold as a set of 4. This is a heavy item and postage will be higher than usual. Please ask for a quote.

The ROEBUCK of Captain William Dampier, H.M. Bark ENDEAVOUR of Captain James Cook, H.M.S. SIRIUS, guardship to the First Fleet, and H.M.S. SUPPLY.

13069
ANDERSON, Commander William R. & BLAIR, Clay
NAUTILUS, 90 NORTH
$15.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1959. 1st UK Ed. Foreword by Rear-Admiral G.B.H. Fawkes. 190 PP with 3 text illustrations (1 drawing & 2 facsimiles of documents), plus 16 pages with 43 b/w photos & 1 cutaway view of the Nautilus. Fp: Ship's position, 3rd August, 1958, at 19.15. FEP: Route of Nautilus, Hawaii to Portland, England. REP: Route of Nautilus, Seattle-Bering Strait-Honolulu. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price clipped). Foxing spots on outside edges. Name and address of previous owner on verso of the FEP, o/wise contents are near fine. 21 x 14.

The astonishing feat of the first nuclear-propelled submarine.

14701
AUSTIN, K. A. (editor)
MATTHEW FLINDERS - On the Victorian Coast April-May 1802
$20.00 AUD

Cypress Book. Melbourne. 1974. 1st Ed. 64 PP with b/w illust. (charts, coastal views, paintings & photos). Fp: Flinders as a boy. FEP: Aerial view of the Shire of Flinders. REP: Surveyors at work. Pictorial stiff cover. Very good. 23.8 x 18.3. 0909807132

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..

15574
BARROWS, Edward M.
THE GREAT COMMODORE, The Exploits of Matthew Calbraith Perry
$15.00 AUD

Bobbs-Merrill. New York. 1935. 1st Ed. 398 PP plus 16 b/w plates (20 illust.) Fp: The Great Commodore in the Making. Eps: Map with The Great Commodore's Cruises. Cloth cover, gilt title on front board and spine. Covers soiled around edges, spine faded & hinges a little weak. Some light foxing, o/wise very good. 23.8 x 15.6.

Foundation of Liberia's actions against pirates and slavers. Expedition to South Asia, China, then to the opening up of Japan (1853 and 1854).

20617
BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B.
SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY
$10.00 AUD

Macdonald & Jane's. London. 1973. 1st Ed. 208 PP with 104 bw photos. Illustrated plastic cover. Occasional foxing. Very good. Oblong: 15 x 22. 0356045978

Aircraft carriers, commando carriers to auxiliary & ancillary vessels. Picture gallery supplement of 5 aircraft, 9 helicopters, 6 missiles, 2 hovercraft.

18523
BOWEN, Frank C.
AMERICA SAILS THE SEAS, The History and Romance of America on the High Seas from the 15th to the 19th Century
$30.00 AUD

Robert M. McBride. New York. 1938. 1st Ed. XX, P.21 to 411 with many b/w illust. Fp: Modern model of the Santa Maria. Eps: A new map of North America with the West India Islands, 1783. Decorated cloth cover (chart of Florida/Cuba). Bookplate on half-title page. Light browning of paper around edges, o/wise a near fine copy. 26 x 19.5.

14659
BRITTS, M.G.
THE COMMANDANTS, The Tyrants who ruled Norfolk Island
$10.00 AUD

Rigby. Adelaide. 1980. 1st Ed. 180 PP, plus 16 pages with 17 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Bookplate of previous owners on FFEP, o/wise very good. 22.2 x 14.2. 0727013963

12064
BRUCE, Robert H.
INDIAN OCEAN NAVIES, Technological Advances and Regional Security
$15.00 AUD

Centre for Indian Ocean Regional Studies. Perth. 1990. 1st Ed. No. 4 in Studies in Indian Ocean Maritime Affairs series. VIII, 150 PP with tables. Soft cover. Fine. 21 x 15. 0908155638

30540
CHESNEAU, Roger
AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF THE WORLD, 1914 TO THE PRESENT. An Illustrated Encyclopedia
$25.00 AUD

Arms and Armour Press. London. 1984. 1st Ed. 288 PP with over 400 photos and line drawings. Half title page: Pegasus launching a Beardmore W.B. III. Title spread: Hermes returning from her duties in the South Atlantic, 19 October 1982. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing, o/wise near fine. 25.4 x 25. 085368636X

15718
CLAMPETT, Muriel E.
WHILOM WILDERNESS
$30.00 AUD

Muriel E. Clampett. Melbourne. c. 1982. 1st edition with a foreword by David Witton, England. (8), 92 PP with 18 b/w illustrations. Laminated pictorial boards. Spine and boards lightly sunned. Faint foxing on outside edges, o/wise fine. 25.6 x 19. 0646123254

Family story beginning with the 1827 voyage to Tasmania of the barque "Caroline" chartered by the Van Diemen's Land Company. It ends with the release from jail of Lieut. George Ramsdale Witton who fought in the Boer War and was one of the "Scapegoats of Empire".

22129
COLEMAN, Neville
AUSTRALIAN SEA FISHES SOUTH OF 30° S
$10.00 AUD

Doubleday. Sydney. 1980. 1st Ed. 302 PP with b/w figures and almost 300 colour photos accompanied by b/w figures and location maps. FEP: Area Map. REP: Provinces around Australia. Hard cover, dj. Light foxing, o/wise near fine. 29.2 x 22.2. 0868240184

Each of the photographed species is accompanied by details of family, common & scientific name, original author with date, ..

15712
COOK, James
JAMES COOK 1770-1970
$20.00 AUD

Govt. of NSW. Sydney. 1970. Compiled by the Trustees, Captain Cook's Landing Place Museum. 32 PP (including card cover) with b/w & colour illust. Very good. 23.8 x 18.

Booklet presented by the NSW Government on the occasion of the Bicentenary celebrations of Cook's first landing on the East Coast of Australia.

20535
CORDINGLY, David (editor)
CAPT. JAMES COOK, NAVIGATOR - The achievement of Captain James Cook as a Seaman, Navigator and Surveyor
$10.00 AUD

National Maritime Museum & Campbell Publishing. London & Sydney. 1988. 1st Ed. 111 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Pictorial card covers. Near fine. 27.5 x 19.7. 0958799407

Catalogue of the exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of Australia.

18186
CORNWELL, E. L. (editor)
THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SHIPS
$10.00 AUD

Octopus. London. 1979. Reprint of the 1979 original published by New English Library. 479 PP with 355 b/w & 465 col. illust. Half-title page: Argentinian Libertade. Fp: Frigate. Hard cover, dj. Light foxing. Near fine. 34.5 x 24.5. 0706411560

From the beginnings (papyrus, balsa or dug-out) to nuclear powered vessels, commerce & trade, discovery & exploration, oceanography, safety at sea, dangers & disasters... Most comprehensive.

16861
COWBURN, Philip
THE WARSHIP IN HISTORY
$10.00 AUD

Macmillan. London. 1966. 1st UK edition of the 1965 US original. XVIII, 364 PP with 138 b/w illustrations. Title-page: Battle of Manila 14/12/1600: Dutch attacked by the Spaniards. Cloth cover, dj. Occasional foxing, o/wise near fine. 24 x 17.

Study of the development of warships, from the first used by the Pharaohs in Egypt to the threshold of the nuclear age.

20533
CRITCHLEY, Mike
SILVER JUBILEE REVIEW 24-29 JUNE 1977, H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II
$10.00 AUD

Author. London. 1977. 1st Ed. 88 PP with 2 maps on double page, 7 badges and 80 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover (front cover: D 80. Back cover: a Sea Harrier and a Lynx helicopter). Covers lightly rubbed. Very good. 21 x 15.

The Jubilee Review of the Fleet, 24-29 June 1977.

15800
de BROSSES, Charles
HISTOIRE DES NAVIGATIONS AUX TERRES AUSTRALES (In Two Volumes)
$75.00 AUD

N. Israel. Amsterdam. 1967. Bibliotheca Australiana No. 1. Facsimile reprint of 1756 original. Volume 1: (4), XIV, 464 PP, 4 errata & 4 folded charts. Volume 2: (4), 514 PP, 2 errata & 3 folded maps. Simile vellum with gilt title on blue vignette (front cover & spine). Fine. French text. 26 x 21.

History of the navigations towards the Southern Lands. Early history & discoveries in the South Seas. Sold as a set.

12513
DORSET, Phyllis Flanders
HISTORIC SHIPS AFLOAT
$20.00 AUD

Macmillan. New York. 1967. 1st Ed. (8), 168 PP with tables & 1 plan plus 40 b/w photos. Fp: Frigate Constellation at anchor in Baltimore Harbour. Decorated cloth cover, dj (price-clipped). A very good copy. 23.8 x 16.

Guide to 33 American ships which can be seen from Massachusetts (USS Massachusetts) to Hawaii (Falls of Clyde). Classed according to US history/period: ships of colonization (Mayflower), windjammers (Star of India),..

18154
DOUGAN, David
THE SHIPWRIGHTS, The History of the Shipconstructors' and Shipwrights' Association
$50.00 AUD

Frank Graham. Newcastle upon Tyne. 1975. 1st Ed. X, 341 PP plus 8 pages with 10 b/w photos. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dust jacket. Light foxing around edges, o/wise a near fine copy. Scarce. 22.2 x 14.

The Associated Shipwright Society, set against the industrial and political events of the time. Created in 1882 when 4 out of every 5 ships in the world were built by British shipwrights. A scarce book.

11616
DUFF, Lt. Cmdr. Douglas V.
HEROES OF THE SEA
$10.00 AUD

Thames Publishing. London. c.1948. 1st Ed. 126 PP printed on 2 columns with 9 head-pieces, 6 tail-pieces & 62 other b/w illustrations, plus 8 colour plates (all illust. by Wm. McDowell). Pictorial hard cover, cloth spine. Prize plate on front endpaper. Covers worn around edges, some foxing, o/wise good. 27 x 20.

Nine tales for young people: Capture on the high seas by defeated and unrepentent renegades of the Axis power, bent on revenge, etc. Stories set in the Red Sea, the Solomon Islands, the Caribbean, Antarctica.. Pleasant reading.

18431
FAGAN, Jim, JOY, William & DEILEY, Russell
CAPTAIN COOK - His Artists - His Voyages
$10.00 AUD

Daily Telegraph. Sydney. 1970. Edited by Jim Fagan. 64 PP with 3 sketch maps at head of chapters, 28 b/w and 50 colour illustrations. Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket has a few nicks/rubs, o/wise contents near fine. Oblong: 21 x 27.2.

The Daily Telegraph Portfolio of original works by artists who sailed with Captain Cook.

18164
FERCHAULT DE REAUMUR, R.A. & DUHAMEL, M.
DOSSIER ANCRE, France, 18ème siècle - Fabrique des Ancres (I) - Encyclopédie Marine: Forge des Ancres (II)
$150.00 AUD

Pharos. San Remo. 1993. Reprint in a limited edition of 350 copies. Volume I: (2), 54 PP plus 6 full-page plates each with engravings and figures. Volume II: 16 PP plus 13 full page plates, each with engravings and figures. Marbled card covers in a green cloth casing with title vignette. Printed on quality art paper. French text. Fine. 39 x 25.

A comprehensive study of anchors carried out in France during the 18th century.

18598
FIRKINS, Peter
OF NAUTILUS AND EAGLES - History of the Royal Australian Navy
$15.00 AUD

Hutchinson. Melbourne. 1983. Revised and updated edition from the 1975 original. VIII, 279 PP with 19 maps, plus 36 pages with 69 b/w photos. Eps: Naval Review. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 091482909

16217
GILLES, Daniel
ALONE - The Observer Book of the Single-handed Transatlantic Race
$5.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. London. 1977. 1st English edition of the 1976 French original, with a preface by Eric Tabarly. 214 PP with plans & sketches of competing yachts, maps plus 32 pages with 86 b/w pict. Hard cover, dj. A few old damp traces at top of few pages, otherwise very good. 24 x 16.5. 0207957584

Origins of the transatlantic race, inaugural race of 1960 then races of 1964, 68, 72 & 76.

73695
GORES, Joseph N.
MARINE SALVAGE
$35.00 AUD

David & Charles. London. 1972. 1st UK Ed. XXIV, (2), 525 PP plus 16 pages with 29 b/w photos. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, no dust jacket. Previous owners name and address on FFEP. Some of the pages with photos are rubbed where they have previously been stuck together, however all the photos are still intact except for photos 26 and 27 (the Vasa) where a small part on the page edge has been damaged. Otherwise contents clean and still a very good copy. 22.3 x 14. 071535454X

The history of salvage attempts, divers and the sea, various kinds of salvage operations, equipment used and their developments.

18270
GROSER, John
ATLANTIC VENTURE: The Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic Race
$5.00 AUD

Ward Lock & Co. London. 1968. 1st Ed. 160 PP with 8 figures (plans, maps), plus 22 b/w plates. Appendix I: Scale drawings of the 35 yachts in the 1968 race. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Faint foxing on outside edges. Very good. 22.2 x 14.6.

The first Observer single-handed transatlantic race of 1968.

62075
HAWS, Duncan
MERCHANT FLEETS - 16: ELLERMAN LINES
$45.00 AUD

Author. London. 1989. 1st Ed., No. 16 in Merchant Fleets series. 204 PP with 294 scale profile drawings. Pictorial card covers a little faded near spine, o/wise fine. 23.3 x 15.7. 0946378053

History, routes, and the seven important founding companies: Ellerman, Bucknall, .. Ellerman Harrison Container Line ...

68976
HAWS, Duncan
MERCHANT FLEETS - 18: UNION, CASTLE AND UNION-CASTLE LINES
$20.00 AUD

Author. London. 1990. 1st Ed., No. 18 in the Merchant Fleets series. 142 PP with 1 map and 152 scale profile drawings. Pictorial card covers a little faded neear spine, o/wise a fine copy. 23.3 x 15.5. 0946378150

Technical data and career histories of all the 242 ships. Note: This work formed a condensed section of Volume 3, published in 1979.

18344
HMSO
COMBINED OPERATIONS 1940-1942
$10.00 AUD

His Majesty 's Stationery Office. London. 1943. 1st Ed. 144 PP with 7 maps & 32 pages with 44 illust. FEP: Sea-borne assault troops. REP: Air-borne assault troops. Pictorial soft cover (creases), signature on front endpaper, o/wise a very good copy. 21.3 x 13.6.

Assault in the Mediterranean, Atlantic (Norway to France), Indian Ocean (Diego Suarez in Madagascar).

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.

16531
KAHARL, Victoria A.
WATER BABY
$10.00 AUD

OUP. New York. 1990. 1st Ed. XII, 356 PP plus 32 pages with b/w & colour photos. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16. 0195061918

Deep-sea exploration with Alvin, the world's first deep-diving submarine.

17316
KEMP, Peter
The Oxford Companion to SHIPS AND THE SEA...
$30.00 AUD

Oxford University Press. London. 1988. 2nd reprint of the 1988 paperback edition. VIII, 972 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Soft cover, pictorial front. Spine with a crease, o/wise near fine. 23.2 x 15.5. 9780192820846

From AB (able seaman) to Zulu (fishing vessel peculiar to the NE coast of Scotland).

16711
KOHLER, Richard & US NAVAL TRAINING
THE ANCHOR - Recruit Training Command : Company 83-081
$15.00 AUD

School Pictures Inc. San Diego. 1983. 1st Ed. Foreword by Rear Admiral W. E. Aut. 102 PP with b/w & colour photos. Eps: Aerial views of the U.S. Naval Training Center at San Diego, California. Decorated hard cover. Very good. 31.2 x 23.2.

History of the Center. Photographic description of the daily life of a recruit from his arrival at the center to graduation. Company 081 of 1983.

16774
LANGMAID, Capt. Kenneth
CLEAR FOR ACTION! The Royal Navy in Defence and in Attack
$10.00 AUD

Jarrolds. London. 1970. 1st Ed. XVI, 176 PP plus 8 pages with 16 b/w illust. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Near fine. 22.2 x 14.2. 0091038405

Record of the sequence of foreign invasions which led to the establishment & growth of British naval strength; to control, eliminate them and counter attack!

15935
LAWSON, Will
PACIFIC STEAMERS
$30.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1975. Reprint of the 1927 original. XX, 244 PP, 68 full-pages with 125 b/w illust. Fp: The "Kaikoura" in 1866. Cloth cover, dj. Stamp of previous owner on title page, o/wise a near fine copy. 24.5 x 17.

The pioneer passenger & mail lines which survived up to the 1920's between the West Coast of America, Australia & New Zealand.

16705
LENTON, H. T.
AMERICAN GUNBOATS AND MINESWEEPERS
$5.00 AUD

London. 1974. Macdonald & Janes. 1st Ed., in the World War 2 Fact Files series. 64 PP with 102 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 26.4 x 20.2. 0356080641

Lists all the auxiliary escort vessels of the U.S. Navy in WWII.

17353
LENTON, H.T. & COLLEDGE, J.J.
WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II, Part 4: Auxiliary Fighting Vessels
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1963. 1st Ed. 81 PP with tables, and 59 b/w photos. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 18.5 x 12.5.

Miscellaneous and auxiliary vessels engaged in trade protection.

20778
LENTON, H.T. & COLLEDGE, J.J.
WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II, Part 5: Auxiliary Support Vessels
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1963. 1st Ed. 72 PP with 1 page of advert., tables and 52 b/w photos. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 18.5 x 12.5.

Miscellaneous vessels engaged in harbour, towing and salvage vessels duties

19685
LEVER, Darcy
THE YOUNG SEA OFFICER'S SHEET ANCHOR, Or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship with An Appendix containing several figures illustrative of novelties and improvements in rigging, &c&c&c.
$900.00 AUD

John Richardson. London. 1835. New Edition and probably 3rd English edition. XII, (II), 124 PP plus 113 plates (printed back to back) with 687 figures plus 3 plates (printed back to back) with 17 figures (In Appendix), followed by a Dictionary of Sea Terms (Pages 117 to 124). Rebacked copy retaining original morocco covers, raised bands, gilt lettering ("Rigging & Seamanship") on spine, lettering on foot of spine a little faded/rubbed. Signature: Wm. St. John Hornby, 1854, on original endpaper. Title-page has a repaired closed tear. Light foxing, otherwise a very good complete copy of a scarce item. Image shows title-page. 27.5 x 22.5.

Darcy Lever was born around 1760 and as a young man he went out to India where he acquired his nautical skills. On his return to England he settled first of all in Leeds and later at Pontefract. He died at Edinburgh in 1837. His book was very successful and for almost 40 years remained the text book on the subject within both the Royal Navy and in the merchant service. It remains one of the principal sources of information on the subject today. Illustrated with over 600 drawings and diagrams engraved onto 113 plates, the book explains in clear and easy terms every aspect of the art of seamanship, rigging and ship-handling from the days of wooden ships and sail. The book is invaluable to the ship model-maker but it is also of prime importance for the study of masts, spars, rigging, blocks, ropes, knotting, braces, sails, shrouds, ....

14325
LONEY, Jack
WRECKS AT HELL'S GATES
$20.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Geelong. c. 1980. 1st Ed. 20 PP with 1 map & 12 b/w illustrations. Stiff covers, pictorial front. Fine. 20.5 x 13.8. 0909191212

Macquarie Harbour on the West coast of Tasmania.

20801
LONEY, Jack
AUSTRALIAN SEA STORIES
$10.00 AUD

List Publishing. Geelong. 1985. 1st Ed. 150 PP with b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 22.8 x 18.2. 0909191344

Shipwrecks, escapes from disaster, Ben Boyd's shipping empire, ...

58010
LONEY, Jack
AUSTRALIAN SEA STORIES
$20.00 AUD

List Publishing. Geelong. 1985. 1st Ed. 150 PP with b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Note on title page dated and signed by the author. Very good. 22.8 x 18.2. 0909191344

Shipwrecks, escapes from disaster, Ben Boyd's shipping empire, ...

18150
MACDOUGALL, Philip
ROYAL DOCKYARDS
$10.00 AUD

Shire Publications. London. 1989. No. 231 in Shire Album series. 32 PP with 44 b/w illust. Picorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 15. 0747800332

Docks and building slips, ropeyard buildings, sail lofts, stores and smitheries.

18594
MARCOMBE, David
THE VICTORIAN SAILOR
$5.00 AUD

Shire Publications. London. 1995. No.31 in Shire Album Series. Amended Ed. of 1985 orig. 32 PP with 50 b/w illust. Pict. card cover. Fine. 21 x 15. 0852637136

Life of Britain's Navy and Merchant Marine sailors: their art, literature & legends, their handicrafts.

21235
MATTHEWS, Dr. Leonard Harrison (editor)
THE WHALE
$15.00 AUD

Simon & Schuster. New York. 1968. 1st Ed. Foreword by Philip F. Purrington. 287 PP profusely illustrated in b/w & colour. Eps: Whale species (Japanese names). Hard cover, silver device on front cover, dj. Dust jacket chipped and repaired. Occasional foxing, o/wise very good. Oblong: 25.2 x 27.5.

The whales in mythology and folklore, their biology, whaling industry and whaling boats, whale products, ... whale protection.

10637
McLEAVY, Roy
NAVAL FAST STRIKE CRAFT AND PATROL BOATS
$5.00 AUD

Blandford Press. London. 1979. 1st Ed., in the Blandford Colour series. 176 PP with 4 tables, 6 sketches & 64 illust. (plans & colour paintings). Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 19.8 x 13.8. 0713708662

21903
MEGAW, J. V. S. (editor)
EMPLOY'D AS A DISCOVERER - Papers Presented at the Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Historical Symposium, Sutherland Shire, 1-3 May, 1970
$15.00 AUD

A.H. & A.W. Reed. Sydney. 1971. 1st edition. 142 PP with 1 figure, plus 8 pages with 13 b/w illust. Errata slip loosely inserted. Half-title page: vignette with Coat-of-Arms (James Cook's widow and descendants). FEP: Sketch plan of Botany Bay. REP: Plan of the entrance of Endeavour River. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 22.2 x 14. 0589071009

Cook: The Navigator by J.C. Beaglehole - Cook and the Aborigines, by J.V.S. Megaw ....

19096
MINER, Roy Waldo
ON THE BOTTOM OF A SOUTH SEA PEARL LAGOON (in National Geographic Magazine)
$5.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1938. Volume LXXIV, No.3, September 1938. Contains article between P. 365 and 382 with 17 b/w photos & VIII colour plates "Sea Floor Aquarelles from Tongareva" by Else Bostelmann. Soft cover. Very good. 25.5 x 17.5.

Calls in Eastern Polynesia and the atoll of Tongareva (Penrhyn) in the Cook Islands in the Zaca by an expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

18281
MYATT, John
EFFECTIVE SKIPPERING, A comprehensive guide to yacht mastery
$25.00 AUD

Adlard Coles. London. 1992. 1st Ed. VII, 264 PP with b/w illust. by Neil Myatt. Pictorial soft cover. Foxing spots on outside edges. Fine. 24.5 x 17. 071363460X

Chapters on rigs, sails & wind, sail management, weather, looking after the crew, safety, when things go wrong, seamanship, etc..

18483
N/A
SHIPS AND SHIP MODELS, Volume I (1931-1932)
$30.00 AUD

Model & Allied Pub. London. 1977. Facsimile Ed. of Volume I (No.1-12), September, 1931 to August, 1932, first published by Percival Marshall Ltd. 384 PP with numerous b/w illust. (draw., photos, etc..) Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dust jacket. Near fine. 22 x 14. 0852425260

Bound copy of the first volume of this modellers' journal.

22211
NICHOLSON, Ian
LOG OF LOGS, Volume Two
$100.00 AUD

Roebuck Society. Nambour, Qld. 1993. 1st Ed. Publication No.47. XII, 608 PP with b/w figures & photos. Bound copy of the original stiff covers edition. Hard cover, gilt-engraved spine. Light foxing, o/wise fine. 25.5 x 17.8. 0646091824

A complement to the first volume which generated much response and provided a great deal of fresh material making a second volume necessary.

18152
NICOLSON, Ian
DESIGNERS NOTEBOOK
$10.00 AUD

Adlard Coles. London. 1975. 3rd impression of the 1971 original. 230 PP with tables & b/w figures in text (drawings, plans, sketches). Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Brief note on front endpaper. Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 25.2 x 19.5. 0229974902

Ideas for yachtsmen on construction, fittings, equipment and how to improve your own boat.

17267
NORMAN, L.
PIONEER SHIPPING OF TASMANIA. Whaling, Sealing, Piracy, Shipwrecks, etc. in Early Tasmania
$60.00 AUD

J. Walch & Sons. Hobart. 1938. 1st Ed. 220 PP, plus 36 pages with 61 b/w illustrations. Fp: Hobart in colourful whaling days. Cloth cover with some wear, colour vignette (All Sails Set) laid down on front cover, gilt title on spine. Signature of previous owner dated 1938 on FFEP. Remnants of old tape marks on endpapers, otherwise contents are near fine. The scarce first edition. 25.5 x 16.

12315
NORTHCOTE PARKINSON, C.
PORTSMOUTH POINT, The British Navy in Fiction 1793-1815
$15.00 AUD

Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Mass. 1949. 1st US Ed. 154 PP with 20 b/w illustrations (plans & tail-pieces), plus 12 pages with 8 b/w photos. Fp: Portsmouth Point, c.1799. Eps: Maps of Spithead and Portsmouth/Portsea. Cloth cover, dj. Slight ageing of paper. Very good. 22 x 14.

An anthology of naval fiction, giving a picture of naval life afloat and ashore during the Napoleonic Wars. (All the writers had firsthand experience of the sea).

64459
NORTHCOTE PARKINSON, C.
PORTSMOUTH POINT, The British Navy in Fiction 1793-1815
$5.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1948. 1st Ed. 154 PP with b/w illustrations in text, plus 14 b/w plates.. Fp: Portsmouth Point, c.1799. Eps: Maps of Spithead and Portsmouth/Portsea. Navy cloth covers mottled and gilt title on spine is dulled. No dj. A few pages dog-eared, o/wise contents are clean and a good reading copy. 22 x 14.

An anthology of naval fiction, giving a picture of naval life afloat and ashore during the Napoleonic Wars. (All the writers had firsthand experience of the sea).

13372
OLIVER, Phillip & FREEMAN, Desmond
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK - NAVIGATOR, The Story of Captain Cook's First Voyage
$20.00 AUD

Star Capital & Campbell Group. Sydney. c.1988. Reprint. Colour folder with three sections containing photos & facsimiles of documents. Folder showing light wear around edges, o/wise contents near fine. Folio: 36.5 x 23.

Published at the time of World Expo, 1988, Brisbane. 1st Section: Portulan chart of the East Indies, letter from Cook to the Admiralty, Cook's instruments. 2nd Section: Endeavour, ship's plan, part of the complement of the Endeavour. 3rd Section: World map of Francesco Rosselli, about 1508. The death of Captain Cook on 14 February, 1779. The Resolution and Discovery in Noutka Sound and on the rear of the 3rd Section: Portrait of James Cook by W. Hodges.

13999
PACIFIC WAR
EYEWITNESS TO WAR - Australia's Pacific Campaign 1941-1945 (40th Anniversary Special)
$10.00 AUD

Dreamweaver Magazines. Sydney. 1984. 1st Ed. 96 PP with b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27.5 x 21. 0949193003

40th anniversary Special. Photographic portfolio of the Pacific Campaign from Malaya and Singapore to the landing of the first Australians in Japan.

15584
PARKER, John
DISCOVERY, Developing Views of the Earth from Ancient Times to the Voyages of Captain Cook
$15.00 AUD

Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1972. 1st Ed. VIII, 216 PP with 34 illustrations (maps & drawings). Hard cover, library binding (reinforced), dj. Very good. 23.4 x 15.7. 684127253

Geography within the culture of Western civilization and how the lands and seas were discovered. From the Sumerian map of Nippur to the exploration of the Pacific.

20327
PEABODY, Robert E.
THE LOG OF THE GRAND TURKS
$15.00 AUD

Duckworth. London. 1927. 1st Ed. XVIII, 250 PP, plus 26 b/w plates. Fp: The First Grand Turk. FEP: Chart of the Calcutta Voyage of the Second Grand Turk. REP: Chart of the 4th Cruise of Privateer Brig Grand Turk, 1814. Cloth cover, small marginal stains on lower edge of endpapers & 3 plates, o/wise very good. 22.4 x 15.5

The histories of four famous American vessels, each bearing the name Grand Turk. The First (1781-1788), Second (1791-1795, Third (1812-1816), Fourth (1916-1924). The first was a privateer during the American War of Independence. It sailed twice commercially to the Indian Ocean with calls at Canton and was sold at Isle de France in 1788. The second sailed in 1792 to Calcutta and Madras. The third sailed as a privateer during the 1812 war. The fourth sailed in the Caribbean and was wrecked on Yucatan.

17949
PICKTHALL, Barry
TO BEAT THE CLIPPER SHIPS - The Story of the Nedlloyd Spice Race
$15.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1980. 1st Ed. 128 PP with b/w illust. (yacht profiles, maps, drawings, photos) and 24 colour photos. Hard cover, dj (rubbed). Very good. 30.5 x 22.7. 0851743943

The Nedlloyd spice race of 1980, re-enactment of the clipper races of the last century. Anjer (Sunda Strait) to the Channel. The fastest ever was in 1861 by the clipper ship Kelso which took 63 days.

16587
ROESSLER, Carl
CORAL KINGDOMS
$15.00 AUD

Abradale. New York. 1986. 1st Ed. 216 PP with 3 b/w maps & numerous colour photos. Hard cover, dj. Light foxing on prelims, o/wise near fine. Large format: 30 x 23.5. 0810980959

The worldwide system of currents, marine life, corals & reef community. Pictorial discovery of the Caribbean Sea, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Pacific islands...

16708
ROSCOE, Theodore & FREEMAN, Fred
PICTURE HISTORY OF THE U.S. NAVY, From Old Navy to New, 1776 to 1897
$15.00 AUD

Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1956. 1st Ed. No pagination, 380 PP with 1012 b/w illust. & many other illust. by Fred Freeman. Eps, Half-title page & Fp illustrated by F. Freeman. Illustrated endpapers with caption by John Adams. Decorated cloth cover. Covers and edges slightly worn. Near fine. 31 x 23.

Eight chapters: Baptism of Fire (War of Independence), Launching the U.S. Navy (quasi war with France, war on Barbary coast), The War of 1812, the War with Mexico, The Civil War,...

10203
SAUNDERS, Ross
NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, Lady Denman is Saved
$10.00 AUD

Lady Denman Park & Museum. Huskisson, NSW. 1986. 1st Ed?. Foreword by John Hatton. 64 PP with b/w photos & 1 map with inset. Pictorial card cover. Very good. 20.5 x 14.7.

Sydney ferry built 1911 in Huskisson on the Currambene Creek. Return to her birthplace where a maritime museum was built and also displays relics of a shipbuilding industry.

69505
SCHMITT, Hugh
JON SANDERS, SEXTANT, SEA AND SOLITUDE
$25.00 AUD

St.George Books. Perth. 1988. 1st Ed. X, 205 PP with 22 b/w photos & 2 maps. Gilt-engraved hard cover, dj. Fine. Scarce. 22.2 x 14.8. 0867780371

John Sanders circumnavigated the world three times, without stopping, for 651 days, covering 71,000 nautical miles.

64462
SHAW, Capt. Frank H.
FLAG OF THE SEVEN SEAS, The Story of the British Merchant Navy
$10.00 AUD

Cleaver-Hume Press. London. 1953. 1st Ed. 219 PP with 2 fig. in text plus 16 pages with 28 b/w illust. Cloth cover, dj. Covers a little sunned around edges and spine, dj with chips and closed tears. Light foxing, o/wise near fine internally. 22.4 x 14.5.

Authentic & informative story of the British Merchant Navy, from the days of ancient Britons to the two World Wars.

16956
SINCLAIR, Joseph
ARTERIES OF WAR, Military Transportation from Alexander the Great to the Falklands - and Beyond
$20.00 AUD

Airlife. London. 1992. 1st UK Ed. XII, 184 PP plus 24 pages with 49 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 22.6 x 15. 1853102253

From the camels and elephants used by Alexander the Great, to the modern equipment provided by landing ships, helicopters, cargo planes and containers.

20897
SUTTON, Martin
STRANGERS IN PARADISE
$5.00 AUD

Angus and Robertson. Sydney. 1995. 1st Australian edition. 160 PP with 5 maps, 44 bw & 31 colour illust. Eps: Map of Pacific Ocean. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 28.8 x 22. 0207184143

The Western world's love affair with the South Seas. Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, James A. Michener. Artists: Gauguin, Matisse. Scientists: Darwin, Heyerdahl. Robinson Crusoes: from Alexander Selkirk to Tom Neale.

22687
TIPPING, Marjorie
CONVICTS UNBOUND - The Story of the "Calcutta" Convicts and their Settlement in Australia
$145.00 AUD

Viking O'Neil. Melbourne. 1988. 1st Ed. XIII, 353 PP with b/w illust. Title spread: HMS Calcutta, off Rochefort, Bay of Biscay. Eps: Map of Van Diemen's Land. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 29.2 x 21.7. 9780670900688

The lives and experiences of the 308 convicts transported on board HMS Calcutta in 1803.

21321
VENABLES, Bernard
BALEIA ! BALEIA ! Whale Hunters of the Azores
$15.00 AUD

Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 1969. 1st US Ed. XII, 204, (4) PP with b/w illust. by the author (2 maps and 28 pen & ink drawings), plus XVI plates with 23 b/w photos. Decorated cloth cover & spine, dj. Fine. 21.8 x 14.6.

The survival in the late 1960's of the daring primitive techniques of New England's famous whalers.

10668
WALKER, Fred M.
STEEL SHIP BUILDING
$5.00 AUD

Shire Publications. London. 1981. 1st Ed., No. 73 in the Shire Album series. 32 PP with 8 plans & 32 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 15. 0852635699

Shipyards: locations, functions. Constructions, classification societies,..

16776
WATTS, Anthony J.
FAST ATTACK CRAFT
$5.00 AUD

Arms and Armour. London. 1992. 1st Ed. 72 pages with 3 pages of plans, 75 b/w photos and 16 colour photos. Pict. card cover. Fine. Oblong: 18.8 x 24.4. 185409081X

Modern developments of these successors to the MTB, PT Boats, E Boats of WWII.

18714
WESTWOOD, J. N.
FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II
$10.00 AUD

Book Club Associates. London. 1976. Reprint of 1975 Ed. 160 PP with 105 b/w photos & 30 tables. Hard cover, dj. Spine of dust jacket lightly sunned. Faint foxing. Very good. 25.4 x 19.2.

Battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and escorts. P.105-158: Chronology of the War at sea.

17948
WHIPPLE, A.B.C.
THE CHALLENGE
$15.00 AUD

William Morrow. New York. 1987. 1st Ed. 320 PP with 13 b/w illustrations. Eps: World map of winds and routes. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj (price-clipped). Occasional foxing. Note at lower part of front endpaper. Near fine. 24.2 x 16. 0688071120

The life of Robert Waterman, the preeminent clipper ship captain and the race in 1851 to beat the record of the Flying Cloud. Story of this era: designer of clipper ships, oceanographers, ...

14776
WINTER, L. B.
NOR THEY UNDERSTAND
$25.00 AUD

Jacaranda Press. Brisbane. 1966. 1st Ed. XV, 179 PP with 6 charts (4 on double page), plus 26 pages with 44 b/w photos. Fp: As we Dream. Name of previous owner on half title page. Hard cover, dj. Short rubbed patch at head of spine of cover and dust jacket . Top corner of front endpaper clipped. Otherwise contents near fine. 22.5 x 14.

Sailing experiences on cargo/passenger ship and his own yacht Brynhildr, brought from Scotland to Sydney on the M/V Cedric, vessel of Shaw Savill Line where he served as doctor.