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18430
ABRANSON, Erik
SHIPS OF THE HIGH SEAS
$5.00 AUD

Cassell. Melbourne. 1977. 1st Australian edition. 124 PP with b/w & colour illustrations, including 20 paintings by Edward Mortelmans. Title spread: Steamship Ruatehu & sailing ship Turakina. Eps: Plans of a ship of 74 guns. Pictorial laminated boards. Very good. 28 x 21.5. 0726900060

The gradual evolution of vessels dependent upon manpower, wind & weather, to the modern vessels using computer technology & nuclear power.

16517
BEEBE, William
NONSUCH: Land of Water
$15.00 AUD

National Travel Club. New York. 1932. XV, 259 PP plus 46 b/w plates plus colour Fp: Many-colored Butterflyingfish. Eps. Gilt-engraved cover & spine. Excellent copy. 22.5 x 15.5.

15493
BRADFIELD, Raymond A.
SERVING A SEA-GIRT LAND, Some Early Maritime History
$15.00 AUD

Castlemaine Mail. Castlemaine, Vic. c. 1975. 1st Ed. 98 PP with b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 16. 0959450920

Pot pourri of early Australian maritime history.

16520
BRAMWELL, Martyn (editor)
THE MACMILLAN ATLAS OF THE OCEANS
$30.00 AUD

Macmillan. Melbourne. 1977. 1st Australian edition. 208 PP profusely illustrated in colour with tables, glossary & extensive index at rear. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. Large format: 37 x 28. 0333229991

Includes sections on the ocean realm, Man's oceanic quest, life in the oceans, the great resource, the face of the deep and encyclopedia of marine life.

18596
BURGESS, Michael
THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY, A BMS Pictorial History
$20.00 AUD

Burgess Media Services Ltd. Dunedin. 1981. 1st Ed. 128 PP profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover (lightly rubbed). Very good. Oblong: 14.5 x 20.5.

12318
CALDWELL, J., MADDOCK, B. & SENBERGS, J.
ANTARCTIC JOURNEY, Three Artists in Antarctica
$25.00 AUD

AGPS. Canberra. 1988. 1st Ed. V, 50 PP with b/w & col. illust. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 23 x 21. 0644081724

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

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

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

17280
CARROLL, J. R.
HARPOONS TO HARVEST, The Story of Charles and John Mills, Pioneers of Port Fairy
$100.00 AUD

Warrnambool Institute Press. Warrnambool. 1989. 1st Ed. XV, 286 PP with 4 maps & 3 plans, plus 12 pages with 20 b/w illustrations. Half-title page: Telescope. Eps: Genealogical tree. Hard cover, simile leather, gilt title on spine, dj. A very fine copy. Scarce. 24.5 x 15.5.

Early sealing followed by whaling in Bass Strait. Land-owner, Harbour Master,..

16155
CHATTERTON, E. Keble
OLD SHIP PRINTS
$20.00 AUD

Spring Books. London. 1965. Reprint of the 1927 original. XII, (2), 182 PP with 2 engravings, plus 60 pages with 109 b/w illust and 7 colour plates. Fp: The city of Treviso. Hard cover, dj (rubbed). Dust jacket has been laminated. Faint foxing, o/wise very good. 25.3 x 19.

History of the sailing ship in art.

15998
CLARK, William H.
SHIPS AND SAILORS, The Story of Our Merchant Marine
$25.00 AUD

L. Page. Boston. 1938. 1st Ed., in the American Cavalcade series. 322 PP plus 32 plates with 43 b/w illust. plus a diagram of a full-rigged ship. Fp: Donald McKay of East Boston, America's greatest shipbuilder. Eps: Mappemonde with great ship routes of the Nineteenth Century. Cloth cover, gilt title on front board and spine, dj. Slight ageing of paper. A very good copy. 22.5 x 15.

From the beginning when the New England colonists turned to the sea.

18820
CONNER, Dennis & STANNARD, Bruce
COMEBACK - My Race for the America's Cup
$10.00 AUD

Macmillan. Melbourne. 1987. 1st Australian edition. Foreword by Walter Cronkite. XV, 239 PP with sketches and maps plus 16 pages with 64 colour photos. Fp: Lines of Stars and Stripes. Eps: Stars and Stripes. Hard cover, dj. Few foxing spots on outside edges and the front endpaper. Near fine. 24 x 16. 0333450566

The first man to lose the America's Cup and the first to win it back again.

14385
DE LA VARENDE, Jean
CHERISH THE SEA - A History of Sail
$25.00 AUD

Sidgwick & Jackson. London. 1955. 1st English edition of the 1952 French original "La Navigation Sentimentale". XI, 348 PP with 170 technical sketches by author, plus 16 pages with 12 b/w plates. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket with rubbed patches and small chip at head of spine and in a protective sleeve. Near fine. 22 x 15.

From the infancy of sail to the clippers, including the exotic (baggala, junk, .. zarook). An excellent copy of a scarce book.

18296
de MARE, Eric
THE NAUTICAL STYLE - An Aspect of the Functional Tradition
$15.00 AUD

Architectural Press. Londoin. 1973. 1st Ed. 88 PP with b/w illust. (drawings, photos ...). Fp: Aquatint of Whitehaven. Eps: Breakers. Hard cover, dj. Very good. Oblong: 21 x 26. 0851394477

Pictorial: sea walls, piers & harbours, docks, lighthouses, etc..

16581
DIXON, Joan M. & HUXLEY, Linda (editors)
DONALD THOMSON'S MAMMALS AND FISHES OF NORTHERN AUSTRALIA
$20.00 AUD

Thomas Nelson Australia. Melbourne. 1985. 1st Ed. XII, 210 PP with b/w illustrations (24 figures, 60 maps and 91 plates). Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 29 x 21.5. 170065413

Record of a brilliant zoologist during the first half of the 20th century. Each species covered includes original notes by Thomson, locality maps, comments by the authors & identification photos where possible.

15585
DMYTRYSHYN, B. et al. (Edits.)
RUSSIAN PENETRATION OF THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN 1700-1797 To Siberia and Russian America, Three Centuries of Russian Eastward Expansion - VOLUME II: A Documentary Record
$50.00 AUD

Oregon Historical Society. Portland. 1988. 1st Ed. LXXXVI, 558 PP (2 colophons) with double-page map & 62 b/w illustrations, some of which are charts & plans. Eps. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 26.5 x 16. 087595149X

Eighty six documents: first-hand reports of trader-explorers and Imperial captains.

35580
DULLES, Foster Rhea
THE OLD CHINA TRADE
$30.00 AUD

Macdonald & Jane's. London. 1974. Reprint in the Macdonald Maritime History series. (18), 228 PP, plus 12 plates with 16 b/w illustrations. Fp: The Canton factories before 1821. Decorated cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket rubbed on back and with spine sunned. Foxing spots on outside edges. Internally very good. 22 x 14. 0356047555

The Yankee traders from the end of the US War of Independence to the Treaty of Wanghia signed in 1844. Seal fisheries, beche-de-mer and sandalwood from the South Seas, opium trade and war,...

31721
DUNN, Laurence
SHIPS OF SOUTHAMPTON, and the Solent
$15.00 AUD

Adlard Coles. Southampton. 1964. 5th completely revised edition. 36 PP (including covers) with 66 b/w photos. Pictorial card covers. Inside covers with 40 funnel (in colours). Near fine. 18.5 x 12.

18264
FISHER, Bob & ROSS, Bud
THE AMERICA'S CUP 1987, The Official Record
$25.00 AUD

Henry Holt & Co. New York. 1987. 1st Ed. Introduction by John Bertrand. 256 PP with colour photos. Hard cover; dj. Fine. 31 x 23.2 0805005803

The race off Fremantle, February, 1987.

21443
LE FLEMING, H.M.
WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I, No. 1 - Battleships
$15.00 AUD

Ian Allan in the ABC Series. London. 1959. 64 PP with 65 b/w photos & 4 pages with drawings recognition features. Pict. card cover. Very good. Small format: 18 x 12.3.

From wooden walls to steel battleships (1861-1893) and dreadnoughts, naval events 1906-1918.

16734
GILLETT, Ross
AUSTRALIA'S NAVY, Past, Present and Future
$20.00 AUD

Child & Henry. Sydney. 1986. 1st Ed. 72 PP with b/w photos. Half title page: HMAS Stalwart leads 2 FFGs and 2 DEs. Fp: HMAS Darwin. Pictorial laminated boards. Near fine. 29.2 x 22.2. 086777178X

17956
GOODMAN, John B. III.
THE GOLD RUSH, Voyage of the Ship LOO CHOO Around the Horn in 1849
$30.00 AUD

Cumming Press. Mount Pleasant, Mich. 1977. 1st limited ed. of 487 copies. XXXII, 61 PP. Cloth cover with gilt device on front. Near fine. 23.5 x 15.7.

The Loo Choo voyage to California, told through letters.

14335
HARDY, A. C. (editor)
THE WONDERFUL STORY OF THE SEA
$5.00 AUD

Odhams Press. London. c. 1950. 1st Ed. 384 PP with b/w illustrations. Cloth cover, device in blind on front cover. Spine sunned and split at hinge (repaired). Internally very good. 25 x 18.5.

From log to luxury liner: construction, propulsion, dry-docking; various & adapted types of ships: fishing, cable-laying, etc..

20666
HEATON, P.M.
TATEMS OF CARDIFF
$20.00 AUD

Starling Press. London. 1987. 1st Ed. 67 PP, plus 48 b/w full-page plates. Fp: Colour painting of a Tatems Vessel. Hard cover, dj (water colour by Laurence Dunn). Fine. 22 x 15.5. 0950771473

History of this fleet from its creation in 1897, its expansion and its end in 1973. Contains 18 pages of fleet list.

13415
HEYERDAHL, Thor
TURNING BACK TIME IN THE SOUTH SEAS (in National Geographic Magazine, Volume LXXIX, No.2, 1941)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1941. Article from P.109-136 with 1 map & 33 b/w photos. Soft cover (rubbed). Very good. 25.4 x 17.5.

The return to nature on Fatu Hiva island in the Marquesas where his theories were born.

14782
HEYERDAHL, Thor
THE TIGRIS EXPEDITION
$10.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. London. 1980. 1st Ed. 333 PP plus 64 pages with 140 colour photos. Eps: Route of "Tigris" through the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea & Gulf of Aden. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 25 x 15. 0045720231

Search of a sea route used 5000 years ago by the Sumerians on a reed raft.

32179
HEYERDAHL, Thor
THE RA EXPEDITIONS
$20.00 AUD

Doubleday. New York. 1971. 1st US Ed. XI, (3), 341 PP, plus 64 pages with 111 colour photos. Eps: Atlantic Ocean with currents. Cloth cover, lightly speckled spine, dust jacket. Outside page edges with light foxing, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16.

The crossing of the Atlantic on a papyrus raft.

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

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

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

21391
HORNSBY, David
OCEAN SHIPS - 1986
$15.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1986. Revised and updated edition, from the 1964 original. 288 PP with tables and 246 b/w photos. Title spread: British Respect. Laminated pictorial boards (Royal Princess). Near fine. 22.3 x 15. 0711015023

Part One: Passenger liners & cruise ships. Part Two: Cargo vessels & tankers.

16715
HOYT, Edwin P.
CLOSING THE CIRCLE, War in the Pacific : 1945
$10.00 AUD

Van Nostrand Reinhold. New York. 1982. Book Club edition. XIII, (3), 236 PP, plus 8 pages with 23 b/w photos. Fp: Map of Japan with 3rd Fleet operations. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing. Very good. 21.5 x 14.5.

The last 60 days of action of WWII in the Pacific theatre: Kamikaze attacks, Okinawa campaign, atomic bomb. Japan's official surrender aboard the USS Missouri.

17939
HURST, A.A.
THE SAILING SCHOOL-SHIPS
$5.00 AUD

Hennel Locke. London. 1962. 1st Ed. 64 PP with 1 table and 2 maps, plus 8 pages with 15 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Small format: 18.5 x 12.3.

History of the first school-ship races held in 1956 (Torbay-Lisbon), 1958 (Brest-Las Palma) & 1960 (Oslo-Ostend & Cannes-Naples).

21467
INGLETON, Geoffrey C.
MATTHEW FLINDERS, Navigator and Chartmaker
$100.00 AUD

Genesis. Guildford, UK. 1986. 1st Ed., with a foreword by HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. XXIV, 468 PP with 252 illustrations, plus 4 plate sections with 40 pages comprising 16 b/w plates and 16 colour plates. Fp: Flinders' Investigator and Baudin's Le GĂ©ographe, 8th April, 1802. FEP: Map of Terra Australis. REP: H.M. Sloop Investigator (profile & rigging plan). Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, colour vignette on front cover, gilt device on back cover. Fine. 32.5 x 24. 0904351343

31676
JOHN, Anthony & DEAR, Ian
THE EARLY CHALLENGES OF THE AMERICA'S CUP (1851-1937)
$15.00 AUD

Pierson. Sydney. 1986. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w or colour illustrations. Eps: Comparison of size of racing yachts. Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Near fine. Oblong: 23 x 33. 0947068007

The long struggles to mount the early challenges and how the competition developed.

16777
JONES, Colin
AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL NAVIES
$25.00 AUD

Australian War Memorial. Canberra. 1986. 1st. Ed. XII, 177 PP with b/w illustrations. Stiff covers, Illustrated front. Fine. 24 x 17.6. 064299479X

Naval history of Australia between 1788 and the creation of the Royal Australian Navy in 1911.

30421
KEMP, P.K. & LLOYD, Christopher
THE BRETHREN OF THE COAST, The British and French Buccaneers in the South Seas
$10.00 AUD

Heinemann. London. 1960. 1st Ed. VIII, 248 PP plus 2 double-page maps & 12 pages with 15 b/w illust. Fp: Title-page of the South Sea Wagoner by Bartholomew Sharp, 1682. Hard cover. Ex-library copy with renewed endpapers. Outside edges with foxing spots and library stamp. Otherwise contents clean and still a very good copy. 21.5 x 14.5.

First inroads across the Panama Isthmus in 1680, capturing Spanish treasure ships and plundering the Spanish West coast. Cowley's first voyage round the world, Dampier, Woodes Rogers, Clipperton, Shelvocke,...

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

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

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

55329
KIRA, Tetsuaki
SHELLS OF THE WESTERN PACIFIC IN COLOR - Volume I
$30.00 AUD

Hoikusha. Osaka. 1968. Reprint of the 1965 revised edition (original English edition of 1962). (9), 225 PP with 2 pages of figures & 2 maps, plus 72 plates with 1270 colour photos. Illustrated frontispiece and endpapers. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj with a few chips/repaired closed tears and old sellotape marks. Old tape marks on free fly of both endpapers. Contents clean and near fine. 26 x 18.5.

English text edition of Shells of Japan, Volume I: Polyplacophora, gastropoda, scaphopoda, pelecypoda & cephalopoda.

15731
KUNZ, Egon & Elsie
A CONTINENT TAKES SHAPE
$25.00 AUD

Collins. Sydney. 1971. 1st Ed. 176 PP with b/w & colour charts, maps and plans. Eps: 1896 map. Cloth cover, decorated front board, gilt title on spine, dj. Occasional foxing, o/wise near fine. 31 x 24.5. 00211412

History of Australia in maps, from the fanciful charts of early seamen, to the latest development in aerial photography.

20792
LIND, Lew
FAIR WINDS TO AUSTRALIA - 200 Years of Sail on the Australia Station
$10.00 AUD

Reed Books. Sydney. 1988. 1st Ed. 208 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 8 pages with 11 colour photos. FEP: Sailing ships at anchor. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing, o/wise fine. 29.3 x 22. 0730102165

Details & histories of some of the sailing ships which arrived in Australia over the past 200 years.

34568
LUBBOCK, Basil
THE CHINA CLIPPERS
$50.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1968. 2nd reprint of the 1946 revised edition. XIII, (3), 295 PP, plus 25 pages with 20 illust. & 11 plans. Fp: Taeping and Ariel racing up channel. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dust jacket with a few chips and a little soiled, now in a protective sleeve. Previous owner's name on FFEP, a little light foxing, o/wise a very good clean copy. 24.5 x 18.

History of the celebrated clipper ships in the opium & tea trades.

10811
LUND, Paul & LUDLAM, Harry
TRAWLERS GO TO WAR, The Story of Harry Tate's Navy
$50.00 AUD

W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd. London. 1971. 1st Ed. 271 PP, plus 16 pages with 34 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Small discreet stamp of previous owner at top of front endpaper, o/wise near fine. 22.2 x 14. 057200768X

The converted trawlers, drifters and whalers of the Royal Naval Patrol Service on many fronts and their duties during WWII. Loss of almost 500 craft. Arctic convoys, Tobruk protection, ...

16719
M'LEOD, John
THE VOYAGE OF THE ALCESTE TO THE RYUKYUS AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
$15.00 AUD

Charles E. Tuttle. Rutland, Vermont. 1963. Reprint of 1817 orig. Ed. XXVII, (6), 288 PP plus 3 folded maps & 5 full-page b/w plates. Fp: Portrait of Capt. Maxwell. Eps: Track of the voyage of the Alceste then the Caesar. Cloth cover, decoration on front cover, dj ((price-clipped and a few small chips). Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 22 x 13.5.

John M'Leod was the surgeon on the Alceste, a 46 guns frigate. The voyage to the Yellow Sea, the coast of Korea, the islands of Lewchew (Okinawa), her shipwreck in the Straits of Gaspar near Java. Encounter with Napoleon at St. Helena.

17040
MAKOWER, Joel (editor)
THE MAP CATALOG, Every Kind of Map and Chart on Earth and Even Some Above It
$10.00 AUD

Vintage Books. New York. 1990. 2nd Ed. (4), 364 PP with b/w & colour illust. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing on outside edges, o/wise fine. 25.3 x 17.8. 0679727671

Travel Maps, Boundary Maps, Scientific Maps, History Through Maps, Water Maps,...

15807
MARCHANT, Leslie R.
AN ISLAND UNTO ITSELF: William Dampier and New Holland
$30.00 AUD

Hesperian Press. Perth. 1988. 1st Ed. XVI, (2), 208 PP with 5 graphs, 5 maps & 40 pages with b/w illustrations. Fp: Cygnet crew and aborigines filling water barrels in New Holland in 1688. Errata slip and folded table loosely inserted. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21.7 x 14.5. 085905120X

A comprehensive account of Dampier's scientific explorations in New Holland. 1688 on board the Cygnet, 1689 on board the Roebuck, ...

16484
MARSH, Loisette, SLACK-SMITH, Shirley
SEA STINGERS and other Venomous and Poisonous Marine Invertebrates of Western Australia
$10.00 AUD

W.A. Museum. Perth. 1986. 1st Ed. X, 134 PP with 90 fig. (70 in colour). Pict. card cover. Fine. 22 x 15.3. 0730903265

Includes a quick-reference first aid treatment.

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

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

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

10505
McCUTCHAN, Philip
GREAT YACHTS
$20.00 AUD

Weidenfeld & Nicholson. London. 1975. 1st Ed. 153 PP with 100 b/w illust. & 12 pages of colour illust. Fp: Racing yacht "Britannia". Eps: "Shamrock IV" & "Resolute". Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Near fine. 28.6 x 22. 0297777122

Yachts which made their mark on sailing history: opulence, design innovations & exceptional performance.

15650
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
VOYAGES AND TRAVEL - Catalogue of the Library, Volume One
$45.00 AUD

H.M.S.O. London. 1968. 1st Ed. XII, 403 PP with one tail-piece and 11 head-pieces, plus 8 b/w plates and 2 folded maps (track routes of major voyages of exploration to 1700). Cloth cover, gilt device (flying fish) on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Light wear around edges of dust jacket and a little foxing on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 25.2 x 19.

Works on collective voyages of the circumnavigators and explorers to Africa, America, East Indies, Far East, Pacific and the Poles. Over 1200 entries. Chronological tables of voyagers and comprehensive indexes (general and the ships involved).

73523
NESDALE, Iris
ACTION STATIONS! - Tribal Destroyers of the Royal Australian Navy
$65.00 AUD

HMAS Warramunga Veterans' Association, South Australian Branch. Adelaide. 1989. 1st Ed. Foreword by Vice-Admiral M. W. Hudson. X, (2), 206 PP with 3 maps, 9 line drawings and 145 b/w photos, plus 1 folded plan on general arrangement of the HMAS Arunta, at rear of book. Cloth cover, dj. A fine copy. Scarce. 25.3 x 17.5. 0949552011

Origin of this class of destroyer: HMAS Arunta, Warramunga, Bataan. Their WWII operations: Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Leyte Gulf, Lingayen & Suriago.... Post WWII.

21229
O'MAY, Harry
WOODEN HOOKERS OF HOBART TOWN & WHALERS OUT OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND
$20.00 AUD

T. J. Hughes, Government Printer. Hobart. 1978. 2nd Impression. 137 PP, VI (index) PP & 101, (3 index) PP, plus 32 pages with 61 b/w photos. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Name of previous owner on FFEP, o/wise a near fine copy. 22 x 14.5.

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

12042
PAINTER, Gwenda
THE RIVER TRADE, Wool & Steamers
$10.00 AUD

Turton & Armstrong. Sydney. 1987. 2nd edition of the 1979 original. VIII, 104 PP with b/w photos from the Godson Collection. Eps: Basin of the Darling, Murrumbidgee & Murray Rivers & their tributaries. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Fine. Oblong: 14.5 x 23.5. 0908031300

River exploration, river trade (development & problems), the ports, competition from the railways, closing years...

15643
PALUKA, Frank
THE THREE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK
$15.00 AUD

Beta Phi Mu. Pittsburgh. 1974. Limited edition. Beta Phi Mu Chapbook No. 10. XIV, 80, (2) PP with 1 portrait and 3 charts. Fp: Captain James Cook, (engraving by J. Basire 1777). Cloth cover, gilt device and title on front cover & spine. Faint foxing. Fine. 21 x 15.5. 0910230102

20812
PARSONS, Ronald
STEAMERS IN THE SOUTH
$5.00 AUD

Rigby. Adelaide. 1979. 1st Ed. 128 PP with b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 26.5 x 21.5. 0727008927

A selection of photos from State Archives of South Australia, issues of the Australasian sketches as well as from private collectors.

20810
PATERSON, Alan J.S.
THE VICTORIAN SUMMER OF THE CLYDE STEAMERS (1864-1888)
$15.00 AUD

David & Charles. London. 1972. 1st Ed. 260 PP with 1 map, tables & bw illust. (flags & funnels, sailing schedules, tail pieces, maps), and 25 bw photographs. Fp: The Adela in Rothsay Bay (in colour). Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing. Near fine. 22.5 x 14.5. 0715356305

The development of Clyde steamers from the closing years of the American Civil War to the eve of the railway invasion of coast services.

15449
PETROFF, Peter & FERGUSON, John (editors)
SAILING ENDEAVOUR, Including Helpful Extracts from the Journal of James Cook, Navigator
$5.00 AUD

Driza-Bone / Maritime Heritage Press. Sydney. 1994. 1st edition, with introduction by Bruce Stannard. 80 PP with 2 plans & 68 b/w photos by Rod Mcleod. Pictorial soft covers. Neear fine. 21 x 14.8. 1875684050

Pictorial introduction to the world of 18th century square-rigged sailing vessels. Photos taken on the replica of the Endeavour launched in Fremantle in 1994.

66470
PETTERSSON, Prof. Hans
WESTWARD HO WITH THE 'ALBATROSS'
$10.00 AUD

Macmillan & Co. London. 1954. 1st Ed. XII, 205, (5 blank) PP, plus 16 pages with 28 b/w illustrations. Fp: The Albatross under Canvas. Cloth cover, dj Top and bottom of spine with light wear, dust jacket with small pieces missing at corners and top of spine, now in a protective sleeve. Signature of previous owner on FFEP. Light foxing on prelims and outside page edges. Contents near fine. 22 x 14.5.

The Swedish deep-sea expedition in 1947, from the central Atlantic Ridge, the Caribbean Sea thence to the Pacific via the Galapagos, Tahiti, Honolulu and Mindanao, followed by the Indian Ocean in 1948 via Colombo, the Somali Deep to the Seychelles, return to Sweden via Suez & London.

22603
PLOWMAN, Peter
EMIGRANT SHIPS TO LUXURY LINERS - Passenger Ships to Australia & New Zealand, 1945-1990
$65.00 AUD

NSW University Press. Sydney. 1992. 1st Ed. 296 PP with 283 b/w photos, plus 8 pages with 16 colour plates. Fp: "New Australia" at Circular Quay. Half-title page: profile of the "Britanis". Eps: Advertising material / posters on sea travel. Hard cover, dj. Review tipped in on half-title page. Tiny bump near bottom of spine, o/wise a fine copy. 29.2 x 22. 0868403792

Stories of the Builders & Owners, the Crew & Passengers of these great ships.

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

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

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

15575
ROWLAND-ENTWISTLE, Theodore & COOKE, Jean
FAMOUS EXPLORERS
$10.00 AUD

David & Charles. London. 1974. 1st Ed. in the Brief Biographies series. 128 PP. Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges and few pages. Very good. 23.2 x 14.5. 0715360736

A quick reference to the most important figures in the long history of exploration, from Diego de Almagro to Sir Francis Edward Younghusband.

70687
SHARP, Andrew
ANCIENT VOYAGERS IN POLYNESIA
$50.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1963. 1st Ed. 159 PP with 1 map on double page and 5 figures, plus 8 b/w plates. Eps: Map of the Pacific Area. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with a few small chips and a small piece missing at top of spine. A near fine copy signed by the author on title-page. 22.4 x 14.4.

Settlement of the islands by the Polynesians: achieved by one-way voyagers, blown off course.

15944
SINCLAIR, Robert C.
ACROSS THE IRISH SEA: Belfast-Liverpool Shipping Since 1819
$10.00 AUD

Conway. London. 1990. 1st Ed. 192 PP with b/w illust. Fp: Promenade deck of Ulster Monarch. Hard cover, dj. Occasional light foxing, o/wise fine. 27 x 20.2. 0851775241

The development of the Belfast Steamship Company between Liverpool and Belfast.

15748
STEVEN, Margaret
FIRST IMPRESSIONS, The British Discovery of Australia
$10.00 AUD

British Museum. London. 1988. 1st Ed. 96 PP with b/w & colour illust. Hard cover, dj. Light foxing on endpapers, o/wise near fine. 22 x 22. 0565010662

Catalogue of an exhibition which travelled Australia at the time of its bicentennial. European exploration of the Pacific, the voyage of the Endeavour, ...

16458
THRESHER, Ronald E.
REEF FISH, Behaviour and Ecology on the Reef and in the Aquarium
$10.00 AUD

John Bartholomew & Son. Edinburgh. 1980. 171 PP with b/w & colour illust. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 25.5 x 19. 0702882704

Covers about one third of the 700 species found on or around the western Atlantic reefs.

35454
US NAVY
UNITED STATES NAVAL CHRONOLOGY, WORLD WAR II - Prepared in the Naval History Division Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department
$15.00 AUD

U.S.G.P.O. Washington. 1955. 1st Ed. Foreword by Admiral D. B. Duncan. Preface by Rear Admiral John B. Hefferman. VII, 214 PP. FEP: Map of Pacific War Theatre. REP: North Atlantic Ocean and European Theatre. Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Occasional foxing. Very good. 23 x 14.6.

18371
VERCOE, A. Guy
ENGLISH WARSHIPS IN THE DAYS OF SAIL, A Brief Historical Guide for Model Makers
$10.00 AUD

Percival Marshall. London. 1933. 1st Ed. 72, (4 adverts) PP, plus 24 b/w plates. Hard cover with pictorial pasted down on front board. Spine & back cover faded and a little marked. Stamp of previous owner on front endpaper. Occasional foxing, o/wise a very good copy. 22.8 x 15.8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

18265
WALLACE, William M.
THE MACMILLAN BOOK OF BOATING
$15.00 AUD

The Macmillan Co. New York. 1964. 1st Ed. 249 PP, (3 index) with b/w & colour illustrations. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Dust jacket lightly rubbed. Very good. 30 x 21.5.

150 years of boats & boating from Cleopatra's barge, through the America's Cup races, steam yachts, schooners, ...

38371
WALLACE, William M.
THE MACMILLAN BOOK OF BOATING
$10.00 AUD

Bonanza Books. New York. 1973. Reprint of the 1964 original. 249, (3 index) PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Near fine. 30 x 21.5. 51703946XX

150 years of boats & boating from Cleopatra's barge, through the America's Cup races, steam yachts, schooners, ...

21093
WALTON, K., BISHOP, J...
PORTRAIT OF ANTARCTICA
$25.00 AUD

George Philip. London. 1988. Reprint of the 1983 original. Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales. 168 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 23.8 x 23.8. 0540010758

Pictorial history, spanning fifty years of exploration and research in the Antarctic. The record of a way of life.

16781
WARNER, Oliver
FIGHTING SAIL, Three Hundred Years of Warfare at Sea
$25.00 AUD

Cassell. London. 1979. 1st Ed. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet, The Earl Mountbatten of Burma. XIV, 192 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 16 pages with 16 colour illustrations. Fp. Eps. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 28 x 22.5. 0304300039

Sea warfare from the end of the 15th to the early 19th century.

19340
WARNER, Oliver
NELSON
$10.00 AUD

Weidenfeld & Nicolson / Book Club Associates. London. 1975. 1st Ed., in the Great Lives series. 231 PP with 100 b/w & 16 colour plates. Fp: Nelson by Leonardo Guzzardi. Eps: The Victory rakes the Spanish at Trafalgar. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Occasional foxing. Very good. 25.5 x 18.

16419
WESTERSKOV, K. & PROBERT, K.
THE SEAS AROUND NEW ZEALAND
$20.00 AUD

Reed. Wellington. 1981. 1st Ed. 181 PP with b/w & colour photos. Illust. half-title & title-page. Eps: Map of the South Pacific with inset map of New Zealand. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 29.5 x 22. 0589012681

A study of the New Zealand seashore, harbours, inlets, estuaries and the life within: fish, sponges, shells,.. seals & whales.