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17982
ARCHIBALD, E. H. H.
TRAVELLERS BY SEA
$10.00 AUD

National Maritime Museum / HMSO. London. 1962. 1st Ed. 34 PP with 16 b/w illustrations on full page. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. Oblong: 16.5 x 21.5.

18814
BATHE, B. W.
SHIP MODELS - 1: From Earliest Times to 1700 AD
$10.00 AUD

HMSO. London. 1969. 2nd impression of 2nd edition of 1966. No. 1 in the Science Museum illustrated booklet series. No pagination, 48 pages with 20 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 14.8 x 14.8.

History of the sailing ship up to 1700 AD, based on ship models from the Science Museum.

21961
BATHE, B. W.
SHIP MODELS - 2: Sailing Ships from 1700 AD
$10.00 AUD

HMSO. London. 1964. 1st Ed. No. 2 in the Science Museum illustrated booklet series. No pagination, 48 Pages with 20 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover (slightly soiled). Very good. 14.8 x 14.8.

History of the sailing ship based on ship models from the Science Museum.

22031
BREMER, Stuart
HOME AND BACK - Australia's Golden Era of Passenger Ships
$5.00 AUD

Dreamweaver. Sydney. 1984. 1st Ed. 224 PP with b/w photos. Fp: Poster on P & O, regular fortnightly sailings. Half title page: Come 'Home' via Suez. Eps: Liners alongside Princes Pier, Port Melbourne. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 30 x 23. 0949825069

The principal shipping companies involved in trade to Australia & around its coastline between 1900 & 1970. Aberdeen Line, White Star Line, including A.U.S.N., Burns Philp, Melbourne Steamship Company...

15969
CAIRIS, Nicholas T.
PASSENGER LINERS OF THE WORLD SINCE 1893
$10.00 AUD

Bonanza Books. New York. 1979. Revised edition of the 1972 original published under the title North Atlantic Passenger Liners since 1900. 226 PP with 211 b/w photos of each ship described. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. Oblong: 21.8 x 28.2. 0517288753

Nostalgic look at the heyday of passenger ships, through the brief history of 211 ships of over 10,000 tons. Ships of the Cunard Line to the United States Lines. From the Alaunia to the Zaandam.

13795
CANNON, Lester & GOYEN, Mark
EXPLORING AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF, A World Heritage Site
$15.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1989. 1st Ed. 240 PP with colour illustrations (maps and photos). Fp: Scuba diver with potato cod. Hard cover, dj. Light foxing on prelims and inside of dust jacket, o/wise fine. 30.2 x 22. 0207161348

Natural beauty of the reef and how to admire & appreciate it (accommodation, snorkelling, fishing,...). Evolution of the reef, its inhabitants, the ecosystem, shipwrecks.

16408
CHAPIN, H. & WALTON SMITH, F.G.
THE OCEAN RIVER, The Story of the Gulf Stream
$10.00 AUD

Gollancz. London. 1953. 1st Ed. X, 325 PP with 17 b/w illustrations, plus 4 pages with b/w illustrations. Eps: map with surface currents of the North Atlantic. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Repaired dust jacket. Foxing. Very good. 22 x 14.6. 0688039766

The current regulating & sustaining the life of the Atlantic peoples, bringing warmth & energy to Northern Europe.

17857
CIPRIANI, Pierre & DUTHIL, Luc (ediotos)
VOILES EN SEINE - Rouen, Juillet 1989
$20.00 AUD

Editions du P'tit Normand. Rouen. 1989. 2nd printing (after corrections) of the original. 224 PP with b/w & colour photos on high gloss quality paper. Laminated pictorial boards. Light foxing on half-title page, o/wise a fine copy. French text. 30 x 21. 2906258210

Gathering of the biggest tall ships at Rouen in July, 1989, to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution.

15481
CLARK, Jack
THE SURPRISING SURPRISE
$5.00 AUD

Narnian. Sydney. 1995. 1st Ed. 20 PP with 8 b/w photos. Stapled pictorial soft cover. Fine. 20.5 x 13.8. 064623630X

Built in Brisbane in 1925/26, still cruising on the Albert River in 1996 (owned by the Beenleigh Distillery).

20088
COLAS, Alain
AROUND THE WORLD ALONE
$20.00 AUD

Barron's / Woodbury. New York. 1978. 1st US edition, translated from the 1977 French original by J. F. Bernard. (2), VI, 212, (4 publications) PP with 1 sketch of the Manureva and 1 world map, plus 24 pages with 5 b/w & 20 colour photos. Title-page: Sketch portrait of Alain Colas. Eps: Manureva. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover & spine, dj (price-clipped and in a protective sleeve). A near fine copy. 23.5 x 16. 0812052196

Following the clipper ship route on the "Manureva", a trimaran, during the 1972/73 Whitbread Race. The author was a lecturer at the University of Sydney between 1966 and 1968.

16485
COWEN, Robert C.
FRONTIERS OF THE SEA. The Story of Oceanographic Exploration
$10.00 AUD

Gollancz. London. 1960. 1st Ed. 307 PP with 54 drawings by Mary Cowen, plus 16 pages with 21 b/w photos. FEP: Geological map of the world. REP: Physical part of the world (currents). Hard cover, dj. Foxing. Previous owner's signature on half-title page. Very good. 23.5 x 16.

From Benjamin Franklin study on the Gulf Stream to the exploration of ocean floor.

18611
CUNNINGHAM, LCDR I. J.
WORK HARD - PLAY HARD - The Royal Australian Naval College 1913-1988
$80.00 AUD

Australian Government Publishing Service. Canberra. 1988. 1st Ed. Foreword by Vice-Admiral M. W. Hudson. XII, 161 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 8 pages with 16 colour illustrations. Fp: Portrait of Vice-Admiral Cresswell. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dust jacket with small chip at top of back cover. Name of previous owner and postings on title page and front endpaper, o/wise near fine. Scarce. 25.7 x 18.3. 0644083034

Produced for the 75th anniversary of the Royal Australian Naval College.

16054
DUNN, Laurence
THE BOOK OF SHIPS
$5.00 AUD

Macdonald. London. 1968. 1st Ed. in the Classics of Transportation series. 128 PP with b/w & colour illustrations by Tre Trycare artists & Gordon Macfie. Decorated title-page. FEP: A large Egyptian ship of 1600 B.C. REP: Modern vessel. Hard cover, decorated front cover. Near fine. Small format: 13.5 x 14.5.

From the Nordic Viking ship to modern passenger vessels. Attractive illustrations.

16076
DUNN, Laurence (compiler)
SHIPS, A Picture History
$10.00 AUD

Pan Books. London. 1971. Reprint of the 1970 original. 160 PP with b/w illustrations. Fp: Great tea race of 1866 with Taeping and Ariel. Pictorial soft cover. Stamp of previous owner inside front cover, o/wise fine. Oblong: 11.2 x 17.8. 0330028766

Story of ships, from the Egyptian boats made from papyrus to the HMS Ark Royal.

36796
EDWARDS, Hugh
PORT OF PEARLS - A History of Broome
$15.00 AUD

Author. Perth. 1983. 2nd edition of the 1983 original. (8), 199 PP, plus 22 pages with 32 b/w & 17 colour photos. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 22 x 14.2. 072701885X

Written for the centenary of the City of Broome: pearling, cyclones, the cosmopolitan society.

16497
ERICSON, David B. & WOLLIN, Goesta
THE DEEP AND THE PAST, A Scientific Adventure Story of Seventeen Years of Oceanographic Exploration
$10.00 AUD

Grosset & Dunlap. New York. 1970. Universal Library edition. XIV, 292 PP, (IX of Index) with 16 b/w plates & 29 figures. Pictorial card cover. Slight ageing of paper. Very good. 20.1 x 13.8.

19865
EUNSON, Robert
THE PEARL KING, The story of the fabulous Mikimoto
$15.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. London. 1956. 1st Ed. XII, 207 PP plus 16 pages with 33 b/w photos. Hard cover, chipped dj, o/wise very good. 22.2 x 14.

19665
FARRINGTON, Tony
RESCUE IN THE PACIFIC, A True Story of Disaster and Survival in a Force 12 Storm
$20.00 AUD

International Marine & McGraw-Hill. New York. 1996. 1st US Ed. XX, 273 PP with 1 map, 1 barometer graph & 4 weather maps, plus 10 pages with 19 bw photos. Eps: Location map & sequence of events. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 21.5 x 14. 070213674

A rogue storm during the Auckland - Tonga yacht race of June 1994. Foundering of 7 yachts. Rescue efforts by the Royal NZ Air Force, the Royal NZ Navy, the French Navy (Jacques Cartier) and two freighters.

15532
FINKEL, George
JAMES COOK, ROYAL NAVY
$15.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. Sydney. 1987. Reprint of the 1970 original. 224 PP with 1 map, 9 head-pieces, 10 full-page illustrations by Charles Goodwin. Eps: Mappemonde with the voyages of James Cook 1746-1771. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 25 x 19. 0340391375

First seafaring experiences on coastal colliers, surveying & navigation skills to help General Wolfe in the capture of Quebec. The voyage of the Endeavour. Written for children.

15509
FISHER, E. M. (editor)
THE TASMANIAN STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S TIME TABLE and Guide to Tasmanian Railways, &c. &c.
$25.00 AUD

Navarine Publication. Canberra. 1996. "Magnified" facsimile edition of the June 1888 original. 52 PP with 1 map of SE Australia/Tasmania at centrefold and 1 b/w photo of S.S. Oonah. Soft cover, illustrated front. Fine. 21.5 x 14.5. 0958656118

A guide to commercial marine, rail and road transport available to Tasmanian travellers in June 1888: colonial, intercolonial and overseas.

15785
FORSYTH, W. D.
CAPTAIN COOK'S LANDFALLS - Eye-witness Accounts by members of the ship's company of HMS "Endeavour" 1770
$5.00 AUD

Roebuck. Canberra. 1974. 2nd Printing of the 1970 original. VI, 26 PP with 10 b/w sketches. Pictorial soft covers. Back cover has a rubbed patch, o/wise contents are near fine. 24.7 x 17.5. 0950085707

Accounts extracted for visitors to the East Coast of Australia.

41457
FOWLER, Henry W.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE BIOLOGY OF THE PHILIPPINE ARCHIPELAGO AND ADJACENT REGIONS - Bulletin 100, Volume 12
$15.00 AUD

Smithsonian Institution. Washington. 1933. April 1933 edition. Bulletin 100, Volume 12, United States National Museum. VI, 465 PP with 32 figures. Soft wrappers. Browning around edges, pages largely uncut. Ex-library copy with 2 stamps on front cover. Internally very good. 24.5 x 15.5.

Fishes of the Philippines Seas and adjacent waters. Covers the fishes of the families Banjosidae, Lethrinidae, Sparidae, Girellidae, Kyphosidae, Oplegnathidae, Gerridae, Mullidae, Emmelichthyidae, Sciaenidae, Sillaginidae, Arripidae, and Enoplosidae collected by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer Albatross, chiefly in Philippine seas and adjacent waters.

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

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

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

16157
GREENHILL, Basil (editor)
THE EVOLUTION OF THE SAILING SHIP 1250-1580 - Keynote Studies from The Mariner's Mirror
$40.00 AUD

Conway. London. 1995. 1st Ed. 264 PP with 4 tables & 204 b/w illust. (drawings or photos of seals, stained or painted glass and paintings). Fp: Florentine ship at sea. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 22.3 x 14. 0851776558

Anthology on the evolution of the sailing ship through the Medieval and Renaissance period as observed from painted glass, seals, enluminures, models, ...

16422
GROEN, P.
THE WATERS OF THE SEA
$10.00 AUD

Van Nostrand Reinhold. London. 1969. Reprint of the 1967 original. XIV, 328 PP with 25 tables & 140 fig. (maps, graphs) in text, plus 24 pages with 31 b/w photos & 4 full-page charts (bathymetric, surface temperature, salinity & surface currents). Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Occasional foxing. Very good. 23.5 x 15.5.

Explorations of the oceans, the water of the seas, ice in the seas, waves, ebb and flow, ocean currents, ...

17856
HAMBLY, Peter
RACE UNDER SAIL
$10.00 AUD

Stanford Maritime. London. 1978. 1st Ed. 144 PP with 124 b/w photos, 2 maps & 1 plan in text. Hard cover, dj. Very good. Oblong: 20.4 x 26.5. 0540071730

The International Sail Training Races of 1976 combined a transatlantic race from Plymouth to Newport, Rhode Island via Tenerife and Bermuda. It coincided with the US Bicentennial celebrations and New York Parade of Sail.

17858
HANSEN, Hans Jürgen & WUNDSHAMMER, Benno
LA PARADE DES GRANDS VOILIERS
$15.00 AUD

Arthaud. Paris. 1973. 1st French edition. Preface by Georges Aubin. 112 PP with b/w & colour photos of tall ships. Hard cover, spine faded. Foxing, o/wise very good. French text. 34 x 24.5. 379791830

The 1972 tall ship race from the Isle of Wight to Kiel, through the North Sea, the Skagerrak & the Baltic.

35986
HAWS, Duncan
MERCHANT FLEETS 8 - PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY (P.S.N.C.)
$30.00 AUD

Author. London. 1986. 1st Ed. No. 8 in the Merchant Fleets series. 96 PP with 1 map on full page & 120 scale profile drawings. Pictorial card covers a little faded near spine, o/wise a fine copy. Scarce. 23.2 x 15.6. 0946378037

Chronological history, routes, fleet list (225 ships).

19959
HENDERSON, Richard
SEA SENSE, Safety Afloat in Terms of Sail, Power and Multihull Boat Design, Construction Rig, Equipment, Coping with Emergencies, and Boat Management in Heavy Weather
$10.00 AUD

Adlard Coles. London. 1975. 1st UK edition of the 1972 US original. XI, 311 PP with 47 figures, 13 plans & 58 bw photos. Fp: Heavy seas. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price clipped). Near fine. 25 X 17.5. 0229115276

73694
HUGHES, Roland (Edit.)
AUSTRALIA'S UNDERWATER WILDERNESS
$30.00 AUD

Weldons Pty. Ltd. Sydney. 1985. 1st Ed. 264 PP with colour illust. (maps, photos,...). Hard cover, dj. Fine. 31.5 x 24.5. 0949708240

Nature of the seas surrounding Australia, invertebrates, fishes, coral world, coastal fringes, ocean depths... underwater discovery (recreational).

14876
JENKINS, Nancy
THE BOAT BENEATH THE PYRAMID, King Cheops' Royal Ship
$25.00 AUD

Thames & Hudson. London. 1980. 1st Ed. 184 PP with 136 b/w & 13 colour illustrations. Titlespread: Line drawings of the reconstructed Royal Ship. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing. Fine. 25.3 x 19.2. 050005035X

The Royal Ship: discovery, excavation, reconstruction of this great cedarwood ship.

48815
KENNEDY, Ludovic (compiler)
A BOOK OF SEA JOURNEYS
$10.00 AUD

Collins. London. 1981. 1st Ed. XX, 395 PP with 52 b/w illustrations. Fp: A ship of 1565. Hard cover, gilt title on cloth spine, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 0002163101

An anthology of outstanding writings about people at sea.

38197
KERR, George F.
BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS - The War History of the P. & O. (1939-1945)
$15.00 AUD

Faber & Faber. London. 1951. 1st Ed. 196 PP, plus 2 colour plates, 6 pages with 13 photos & 1 large folded photo (panoramic view of Table Bay Harbour in April 1941). Fp: The North African Landing 1942. Cloth cover, dj (chipped). Light foxing, signature of previous owner on preliminary page. Very good. Scarce. 20.5 x 14.

The world's greatest merchant fleet during WWII. Armed merchant cruisers, troopships ...

71662
KERR, George F.
BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS, The War History of the P. & O. (1939-1945)
$30.00 AUD

Faber & Faber. London. 1951. 1st Ed. 196 PP, plus 2 colour plates, 6 pages with 13 photos & 1 large folded photo (panoramic view of Table Bay Harbour in April 1941). Fp: The North African Landing 1942. Cloth cover, chipped dj. Light foxing on edges. Very good. 20.5 x 14.

The world's greatest merchant fleet during WWII. Armed merchant cruisers, troopships ...

17239
KLUDAS, Arnold
GREAT PASSENGER SHIPS OF THE WORLD, Volume 2, 1913-1923
$25.00 AUD

Patrick Stephens. Cambridge. 1976. 1st UK Ed. 240 PP with b/w photos. Fp: Vaterland. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Note on front endpaper. Near fine. 24.5 x 20.3. 0850592429

Passenger vessels over 10,000 G.R.T.

40568
KLUDAS, Arnold
GREAT PASSENGER SHIPS OF THE WORLD, Volume 5, 1951-1976
$20.00 AUD

Patrick Stephens. Cambridge. c.1990. 4th reprint of the 1977 UK edition. 226 PP with b/w photos. Fp: QE2 in New York. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24.5 x 20.3. 0850592658

Passenger vessels over 10,000 G.R.T.

14791
KNÖBL, Kuno
TAI KI, To the Point of No Return
$15.00 AUD

W. Allen. London. 1976. 1st English edition of the 1975 German original. (10), 276 PP with 1 map, 3 plans of the junk Tai Ki and 18 figures in text, plus 84 pages with 2 b/w illust. & 120 colour photos. Eps: Map of North Pacific Ocean with the route of Tai Ki. Hard cover, dj. One small repaired tear on page 237/238, o/wise very good. 24.5 x 17.2. 049101547X

A voyage by junk and a failed attempt to prove the connection between the civilisation of South East Asia and Central America (attempt which began after studying knot codes found in a museum in Hue).

10112
LAMBERT, John & ROSS, Al
ALLIED COASTAL FORCES OF WORLD WAR II, Volume II: Vosper MTBs & U.S. ELCOs
$75.00 AUD

Conway. London. 1993. 1st Ed. 256 PP with tables and many b/w illust. (plans, detailed sketches & photos). Title spread: A feast of Vospers at HMS Beehive, March 1943. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Spine of dust jacket lightly sunned, o/wise a fine copy. Scarce. 30.2 x 25. 9780851776026

The 16 different types of Vosper MTB, as well as the 70 Ft, 77 Ft and 80 Ft US Elco types. Design, construction, equipment & subsequent development. Construction lists, ...

15651
LAPLACE, Capitaine de Frégate
VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD ON THE CORVETTE LA FAVORITE 1830, 1831, 1832
$20.00 AUD

Antiques of the Orient. Singapore. 1991. 1st edition (being the first English translation of text relating to the plates). 72 PP with 72 colour plates. FEP: Chart of the Voyage of the Corvette La Favorite. Pictorial laminated boards. Fine. 30.2 x 21.5. 9810025394

The circumnavigation voyage of La Place, to re-establish French influence over Indochina and French commercial interest in the Pacific. Call in the Derwent River and at Sydney...

12242
LAPLACE, Cyrille Pierre Théodore
VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE par les Mers de l'Inde et de Chine Executé sur la Corvette de l'Etat LA FAVORITE Pendant les Années 1830, 1831 et 1832 sous le Commandement de M. LAPLACE ... TOME I
$70.00 AUD

Archival Facsimiles. London. 1987. A reproduction of the copy in the British Library of the original edition published in Paris in 1833 by Imprimerie Royale. (8), XLII, 558 PP with 10 tail-pieces, plus 1 large folded map at rear. Slate blue Irish linen buckram, gilt title on green vignette on spine and front cover. Fine. French text. 22.5 x 14. 1852970014

Volume I of the world voyage of La Favorite. France to Macao with calls at Goree (off Senegal), Mauritius and La Réunion, Seychelles, French settlements in India, Malacca, Singapore, Manilla.. P.482 to 525: interesting notes on the British attack on Isle de France in 1810.

14360
LARN, Richard & CARTER, Clive
CORNISH SHIPWRECKS, The South Coast
$10.00 AUD

Pan Books. London. 1976. Paperback reprint. 254 PP, (2 adverts) with 10 wreck location charts in text plus 16 pages with 27 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Ageing of paper, o/wise very good. 19.7 x 12.7. 0330234749

Falmouth, Lizard, Lands End, graveyard of many a ship.

22580
LESUEUR, Charles-Alexandre
LES VELINS DE CHARLES-ALEXANDRE LESUEUR (Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle du Havre)
$35.00 AUD

Muséum du Havre / Municipalité de Sainte-Adresse. Le Havre. 1996. 1st Ed. Foreword by Dr. Pierre Baubion. No pagination, 92 PP with 2 b/w illust., 4 maps & 40 colour plates (37 on full page) on superior glossy paper. Pictorial card cover. Fine. Text in French. Oblong: 21 x 29.7.

Catalogue of an exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the death of this French naturalist. Charles-Alexandre Lesueur was one of the scientists attached to the Baudin expedition of discovery to Australia and renowned for his drawings and watercolours of natural life in Australia, Indonesia, Mauritius and South Africa.

12788
LEWIS, David Levering
THE RACE TO FASHODA, European Colonialism and African Resistance in the Scramble for Africa
$10.00 AUD

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. New York. 1987. 1st Ed. XIV, 304, (2) PP with 3 maps, plus 16 pages with 23 b/w photos. Eps: Political maps of Africa, circa 1870 and circa 1900. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 24 x 16.5. 1555840582

European incursions in Africa, the attempts in 1898 by the French to colonize from the West in Senegal to Djibouti in the East, foiled by the will and might of England trying to colonize from the North in Egypt to Cape Town in the South.

21965
LIND, Lew
SEA JARGON, A Dictionary of the Unwritten Language of the Sea
$20.00 AUD

Kangaroo Press. Sydney. 1982. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w illust. in text. Fp: Figurehead of steam yacht Consuelo at Sydney. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 21.6 x 14.1. 0949924229

The language of the sea in its glory, vulgarity and humour.

17146
LONEY, Jack
AUSTRALIAN SEA STORIES
$10.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Portarlington. 1989. Reprint of the 1985 original. 150, (10 blank for notes) PP with b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21.8 x 17.5. 0909191344

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

20800
LONEY, Jack
WRECKS ON THE NEW SOUTH WALES COAST
$20.00 AUD

Oceans Enterprises. Yarram. 1993. 1st Ed. 166, (12 Indexes) PP with 56 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 22 x 15. 0646110810

16785
MACINTYRE, Captain Donald
FIGHTING SHIPS AND SEAMEN
$15.00 AUD

Evans Brothers. London. 1963. 1st Ed. 192 PP, plus 16 pages with 24 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 22 x 15.5.

Accounts of decisive actions at sea: battles of Jutland, Narvick and Leyte. The role of Q ships, convoys to Malta and Russia...

72487
MACINTYRE, Donald
THE NAVAL WAR AGAINST HITLER
$30.00 AUD

Charles Scribner's. New York. 1971. Book Club edition. 478 PP with 21 maps (20 on full page), plus 24 pages with 70 b/w photos. FEP: Map of the English Channel & the Mediterranean. REP: The Arctic area of operations. Cloth cover, nice dust jacket in a protective sleeve. Neat name stamp on FFEP, o/wise a near fine copy. 21.5 x 14.

11651
MACKANESS, George
SOME PROPOSALS FOR ESTABLISHING COLONIES IN THE SOUTH SEAS
$15.00 AUD

Review Publications. Dubbo, NSW. 1976. Reprint of 1943 Ed. Volume XI in the Australian Historical Monographs new series. 62 PP with 5 b/w illust. Stapled card cover. Very good. 21.4 x 13.7.

16462
MacKEITH, B. & PEBERDY, R. (Edit.)
FISHES
$15.00 AUD

Torstar Books. New York. 1985. In the Series All the World's Animals. 158 PP with colour illust. (location maps & photos). Title-page: Clown Fish. Half-title page: Atlantic Salmon. Hard cover. Fine. 29.3 x 23.3. 0920269796

From Lampreys and Hagfishes (jawless fishes) to Coelacanths, Lungfishes & Sharks.

12089
MATHEW, David
THE NAVAL HERITAGE
$15.00 AUD

Collins. London. 1944. 1st Ed. XXIV, 264 PP, plus 8 plates. Fp: John, First Earl of St.Vincent. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). War economy paper. Occasional foxing, o/wise near fine. 22.2 x 14.5.

Analysis of all the formative influences in the making of the Royal Navy. Development of naval life and the interaction with general life in England.

21286
McCARTHY, Mike
EXCAVATION OF THE BARQUE DAY DAWN
$20.00 AUD

W.A. Museum. Perth. 1980. 1st Ed. 58 PP with b/w illustrations. Illustrated card cover. Near fine. 22 x 17. 0724482237

The excavation and identification of the wreck of an ex-American whaling ship in Cockburn Sound.

18162
McDONALD, K. & TODD, M.
THE INFLATABLE BOAT BOOK
$10.00 AUD

Pelham Books. London. 1975. 1st Ed. 134 PP with 17 fig. in text plus 8 pages with 17 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Occasional foxing. Very good. 22.2 x 14. 0720708338

Assembling, handling and seamanship, safety techniques.

21364
MEAD, Tom
EMPIRE OF STRAW - The Dynamic Rise and Disastrous Fall of Dashing Colonial Tycoon Benjamin Boyd
$20.00 AUD

Dolphin Books. Sydney. 1994. 1st Ed. VIII, 286 PP (2 adv.) with 1 map & 3 portraits, 3 tail-pieces & 3 b/w illust. in text plus 8 pages with 8 colour plates & 16 pages with 16 b/w plates. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 24.5 x 16.5. 9780909089047

With the money of the Royal Bank of Australia, Boyd became a grazier, built a city at Twofold Bay, started a coastal trade and had 9 sailing ships for deap sea fishing. To refloat his empire, he went gold-digging in California and wanted to become a South Pacific Raj.

18846
MICCO, Helen Mary
KING ISLAND AND THE SEALING TRADE, 1802
$20.00 AUD

Roebuck. Canberra. 1971. 1st Ed., Volume 3 in the Roebuck series. IV, 5I PP plus 8 pages with 7 b/w plates. FEP: Map of King Island. REP: The 3 vessels of Baudin's expedition. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 26 x 18.8. 0950085812

A translation of chapters 22 & 23 of the narrative by François Péron published in the official account of the voyage of discovery to the Southern lands undertaken in the corvettes Le Géographe, Le Naturaliste, and the schooner Casuarina during the years 1800 to 1804, under the command of Captain Nicolas Baudin.

18877
MIGDALSKI, Edward C. & FICHTER, George S.
THE FRESH & SALT WATER FISHES OF THE WORLD
$15.00 AUD

Bay Books. Sydney. c. 1990. Reprint (d) of the 1976 U.S. original. Introduction by Dr. James W. Atz.. 316 PP with over 500 full-colour illustrations & 186 drawings by Norman Weaver. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Near fine. 31 x 24.2. 0517416700

Over 1000 species representing all the 43 orders and the 212 most commonly-known families.

16050
MILLER, Byron S.
SAIL, STEAM AND SPLENDOUR, A Picture History of Life Aboard the Transatlantic Liners
$30.00 AUD

Times Books. New York. 1977. 1st US Ed. 288 PP with b/w & colour illust. throughout. Hard cover, gilt-engraved cloth spine, dust jacket has one small chip on top of spine, o/wise a fine copy. Oblong: 27 x 36. 1812906381

The conquest of the Atlantic, emigrant ships, floating palaces, war experiences, last crossings..

16119
MULLER, Gerhard F.
VOYAGES FROM ASIA TO AMERICA (For Completing the Discoveries of the North West Coast of America)
$50.00 AUD

N. Israel. Amsterdam. 1967. Facsimile reprint of the 1761 original. No. 26 in the Bibliotheca Australiana series. (2), VIII, XLIII, 76 PP, plus 2 maps (on full page) and 2 large folded maps (Fp: A map of the Russian discoveries on the North West Coast of America. At rear: A map of Canada and North part of Louisiana). Simile vellum, gilt title on blue vignette (on front cover and spine). Fine. 26 x 20.

21089
NAVEEN, Ron, MONTEATH, Colin, DE ROY, Tui, & JONES, Mark
WILD ICE - Antarctic Journeys
$10.00 AUD

Bay Books. Sydney. 1990. 1st Australian edition. 224 PP with colour illust. throughout. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. 28.6 x 23.4. 1826564213

A photographic study of Antarctica's ecosystems.

16463
NEDELEC, C.
CATALOGUE OF SMALL-SCALE FISHING GEAR / CATALOGUE DES ENGINS DE PECHE ARTISINALE / CATALOGO DE ARTES DE PESCA ARTESANAL
$20.00 AUD

FAO / Fishing News. Surrey. 1975. 191 PP with b/w illust. Printed on three columns, in English, French & Spanish. Pictorial laminated boards. Covers with a scratch on rear board and faded at spine. Signature of previous owner on front endpaper. Light foxing. A very good copy. 30.2 x 21. 0852380771

Gillnets & entangling nets, surrounding nets, hooks and lines, scoop nets, seine nets, cast nets, lift nets, dredges, trawls, traps,...

65670
NORFOLK ISLAND
TERRITORY OF NORFOLK ISLAND
$15.00 AUD

Department of Territories, Commonwealth of Australia.. Canberra. 1963. Revised edition of the October 1961 original. Brochure of 4 pages, 1 folded map and 12 b/w photos with captions. Contained in a stapled pictorial envelope. Front cover with b/w illustrations on recto and verso. Very good. Oblong: 14.6 x 20.

Photos: "flensing the blubber from a whale at Cascade Bay" / "lightering cargo at the Cascade jetty" ...

75707
NORMAN, Leslie
HAUNTS OF THE BLUE WHALE
$30.00 AUD

O.B.M. Publishing. Hobart. 1978. 1st Ed. XVI, 156 PP with 12 tables, plus 12 pages with 20 b/w photos. Fp: A full rigged whaler at sea. Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket rubbed with a few chips and in a protective sleeve, otherwise contents are near fine. 25 x 17.5. 0959903453

The whaling industry as it applied to the old port of Hobart Town: whaling on the seven seas as well as whaling fleets taking shelter, refitting & victualling.

13703
PAGET, Hugh
TO THE SOUTH THERE IS A GREAT LAND - Captain Cook, Sir Joseph Banks and Australia
$5.00 AUD

The Australian. Sydney. 1970. 1st Ed. 48 PP with 2 maps, 9 colour and 24 b/w illustrations. Inside front cover: Map of Africa and the Indian Ocean. Inside back cover: map of New Holland and north of it. Pictorial card covers a little rubbed, o/wise near fine. 26.2 x 20.8.

21310
PAINE, Ralph D.
THE SHIPS AND SAILORS OF OLD SALEM
$20.00 AUD

Heath Cranton. London. 1924. 1st UK edition. XVIII, 471 PP, plus 49 plates with 64 b/w illustrations. Fp: The Panay one of the last of the Salem fleet. Hard cover, gilt title on spine. Slight ageing of paper around outside edges. Very good. Image shows title-page and frontispiece. 22 x 15.

Narratives and deeds of American sailors. privateers, whalers, explorers of new routes and trades, ...

17141
PARSONS, Ronald
FREMANTLE REGISTER OF SHIPS BEFORE 1900
$10.00 AUD

Roanald Parsons. Lobethal, S.A. 1995. Expanded & corrected edition of the 1960 original. (2), 73 PP. Stapled typescript monograph. Soft covers. Fine. Oblong: 16 x 20.6. 0646257714

Title on front cover: "Ships Registerd at Fremantle ...". Information extracted from Fremantle registers and other sources. Fleet lists of some shipowners with a general index.

12088
PEARS, Commander Randolph
YOUNG SEA DOGS, Some Adventures of Midshipmen of the Fleet
$15.00 AUD

Putnam. London. 1960. 1st Ed. 252 PP, plus 8 pages with 8 b/w illustrations. Fp: A gunroom of Napoleonic days. Cloth cover, dj. Light foxing, mostly on prelims and outside edges. Near fine. 22 x 14.

Early days at sea of Fisher, Jellicoe, Lord Charles Beresford,... Midshipman Heywood of the Bounty,..

18405
PETERSON, Mendel
REACH FOR THE NEW WORLD (in National Geographic Magazine)
$15.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1977. Vol. 152, No. 6, December, 1977. Includes article P.724 to 765 with 1map, 1 b/w photo and 45 colour illustrations (photographs by David L. Arnold and Paintings by Richard Schlecht). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 25.4 x 17.5.

Wrecks off Bermuda & other Caribbean islands or on the lost city of Port Royal (Jamaica).

10917
POOLMAN, Kenneth
GUNS OFF CAPE ANN - The Story of the Shannon and the Chesapeake
$25.00 AUD

Evans Brothers. London. 1961. 1st Ed. 175 PP, plus 10 pages with 11 b/w illust. Fp: Sir Philip Vere Broke. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 21.5 x 14.2.

The war of 1812 between the United States and England. Battle of the 1st June, 1813.

12922
PRIEUR, Francois Xavier
NOTES OF A CONVICT OF 1838 (Translated by George Mackaness)
$10.00 AUD

Review Publications. Dubbo, NSW. 1976. Reprint of 1949 origlnal. Volume VI in the Australian Historical Monographs new series. 140 PP, (4 advert.) with 1 photo & 6 b/w illustrations. Card cover, spine a little sunned, o/wise fine. 21.5 x 13.6.

A French Canadian patriot, exiled to Australia in the 1840's.

15529
ROBERTSON, Jillian
THE CAPTAIN COOK MYTH
$15.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1981. 1st. Aust. Ed. (8), 164 PP with 35 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Renewed front endpaper. Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 21.5 x 14.

Brief history of the successive discoveries of Australia prior to 1770 plus the adulation of Cook as Australia's national hero: the statues, monuments, towns, rivers, university, etc. which bear his name.

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

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

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

21357
SANDERSON, Ivan J.
FOLLOW THE WHALE
$10.00 AUD

Little, Brown & Co. Boston. 1956. 1st Ed. XXII, (2), 423 PP with tables, 10 maps & charts by author, 16 head pieces and 1 tail piece by F.W. Saunders, and 51 profiles of whales. Eps: Mappemonde with major sperming grounds. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket chipped, rubbed and with sunned spine. Foxing. Very good. 22 x 15.

History of whaling, going back to the time of the first seafarers, Neolithic Man to the American experiences, with the Phoenicians, Basques, Japanese, Norsemen, Indians from Puget Sound, ...

20436
SARYCHEW, Gavrila A.
ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE NORTH-EAST OF SIBERIA, THE FROZEN OCEAN, AND THE NORTH-EAST SEA
$35.00 AUD

N. Israel. Amsterdam. 1969. Reprint of the two volume edition of 1806 &1807. No. 64 in the Bibliotheca Australiana series. (2), IV, 70, (2 Index) PP, and 80 PP, plus 3 folded b/w plates and 2 full-page colour plates. Simile vellum, gilt title on blue vignette. Fine. 22.5 x 14. 9060720040

Sarytshew was the surveyor of the Billing Expedition of 1785 during which Alaska and the Aleutians were carefully charted for the first time.

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

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

10536
SAVOURS, Ann
THE VOYAGES OF THE DISCOVERY, The Illustrated Story of Scott's Ship
$20.00 AUD

Virgin. London. 1992. 1st soft cover Edition. XVI, 384 PP with 2 sketches & 8 maps in text plus 8 pages with 22 colour plates & 16 pages with 50 b/w photos. Pictorial card covers with light wear, spine with a few creases and a little faded. Contents are near fine. 24 x 19. 0863698115

Built in 1900 for Capt. Scott's Expedition 1901-4, voyages to Hudson Bay 1905-11, WWI: Voyage to Archangel, search for Shackleton, Convoy duty & coastal patrol. Discovery (oceanographic) expedition of 1925-27, B.A.N.Z.A.R.E. Expedition of 1929-31, preservation and monument.

21148
SAVOURS, Ann (editor)
SCOTT'S LAST VOYAGE - Through the Antarctic Camera of Herbert Ponting
$10.00 AUD

Praeger. New York. 1975. 1st US edition of the 1974 UK original. 160 PP with 2 maps & 119 b/w photos, plus 4 pages with 4 colour photos by Ponting. Fp: Capt. Robert Falcon Scott. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 25.5 x 19. 0275526704

The camera records of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913, Scott's last expedition, daily life on board the Terra Nova...

10456
SCHMITT, Frederick P., DE JONG, Cornelis & WINTER, Frank H.
THOMAS WELCOME ROYS - America's Pioneer of Modern Whaling
$10.00 AUD

Mariners Museum. Newport News, Virginia. 1980. 1st Ed. Mariners Museum publication, No.38. XIV, (2), 253 PP with 34 figures. Fp: Capt. Thomas Welcome Roys. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 24 x 15. 0917376331

His early whaling experiences in the Pacific, on the "Crescent" of Sag Harbor. The first American to use steamers for whaling. His attempts to develop a rocket-propelled harpoon, ...

16519
SOUTH, G. Robin (editor)
MARINE RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT
$30.00 AUD

PIMRIS (Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information) / USP. Suva. 1993. 1st Ed. Foreword by Esekia Solofa. V, 149 PP with tables, graphs and b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 15. 9820101883

The Ray Parkinson Memorial Lectures: 1992.

14702
STAMP, Tom & Cordelia
JAMES COOK MARITIME SCIENTIST
$15.00 AUD

Caedmon of Whitby. Whitby. 1978. Reprint ???. XIV, 160 PP with 8 b/w illustrations, plus 2 b/w plates. Fp: Portrait of Capt. James Cook. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 23 x 14.5. 0905355040

The life of Captain Cook: Yorkshire years, family life, the voyages. The man, his methods, his achievements.

17484
STAPLETON, Austin
"IN ALL RESPECTS READY ....
$30.00 AUD

Ronald Parsons. Adelaide. 1982. Typescript monograph. 188 PP with 13 b/w drawings & 1 map and 2 pages with a Glossary of Terms. Gilt-engraved hard cover. Fine. 20.8 x 17.2. 0959309306

Life of the seamen who served during WWII in the Small Ship companies of Water Transport, a unit of the Royal Australian Engineers.

16507
STEENE, Roger C.
BUTTERFLY AND ANGELFISHES OF THE WORLD - VOLUME 1
$20.00 AUD

Reed. Sydney. 1978. 1st Australian edition. 144 PP with 1 map of Australia/New Guinea region & 213 colour photos, 18 colour plates of different species. Title-page: Pickersgill Reef. Eps: Mappe-monde. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 27.3 x 21.2. 0589500775

Complete survey of the species of Australia & New Guinea & their occurrence in the Indo-Pacific region.

14810
STERNE, Emma Gelders
THE LONG BLACK SCHOONER, The Voyage of the Amistad
$5.00 AUD

Fullett. Chicago. 1968. 2nd printing of the 1953 original. 192 PP with 1 map on double page. Fp: Schooner. Decorated hard cover. Very good. 22.5 x 15.5. 0695853465

The saga of the Amistad. Off the Cuban coast, a slave from Siera Leone took over the ship which drifted and was taken into custody by the US Navy. The return to Sierra Leone after protracted legal battles.

22195
VAN DER MOLEN, S. J.
THE LUTINE TREASURE, The 150-year search for gold in the wreck of the frigate Lutine
$20.00 AUD

Adlard Coles. London. 1970. 1st English edition translated from the Dutch original. 168 PP, plus 16 pages with 28 b/w illustrations. Eps: Line drawing of la Lutine frigate. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with repaired tear and protective sleeve. Near fine. 22.2 x 14.5. 0229974821

La Lutine captured from the French in 1793, sunk off Tershelling in 1799. Its famous bell was recovered in 1858 and is still in use in the Underwriters' Room at Lloyds.

22634
VILLIERS, Alan
CAPTAIN COOK, The Seamen's Seaman, A Study of the Great Discoverer
$35.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1967. 1st Ed. IX, 10-256 PP with 7 maps and 26 text illustrations by Adrian Small, plus 4 pages with 7 b/w plates. FEP: Map of the 1st Voyage in H.M.S. "Endeavour", 1768-1771. REP: Map of the 2nd Voyage in the "Resolution" 1772-1775. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, device on front cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket with small chips at head of spine and in a protective sleeve. Faint foxing. Very good. 24 x 16.5.

The biography of Captain Cook by the last great deep-water sailing ship man.

74464
VILLIERS, Alan
CAPTAIN COOK, The Seamen's Seaman, A Study of the Great Discoverer
$25.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1978. Reprint of the 1967 original.. IX, 10-256 PP with 7 maps and 26 text illustrations by Adrian Small, plus 4 pages with 7 b/w plates. Eps: Map of the 2nd Voyage in the "Resolution" 1772-1775. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dust jacket with a few small chips and in a plastic sleeve. Neat name label of previous owner on FFEP, o/wise a near fine copy. 24 x 16.5. 0340226285

The biography of Captain Cook by the last great deep-water sailing ship man.

18452
WALKER, David
CHAMPION OF SAIL - R W Leyland and his Shipping Line
$15.00 AUD

Conway. London. 1986. 1st Ed. 191 PP with b/w illust. & fleet lists. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 26 x 20. 0851774024

History of this shipowner plus a history of late 19th century shipping. One chapter deals with the Wavertree and its restoration.

21365
WELLINGS, H. P.
BENJAMIN BOYD IN AUSTRALIA (1842-1849)
$10.00 AUD

Privately published. Eden. No date, c. 1930. 7th Edition. 48 PP with 11 b/w illust. Stapled card covers browned and repaired, contents very good. 21.5 x 14.

Shipping Magnate: Merchant: Banker: Pastoralist and Station Owner: Member of the Legislative Council: Town Planner: Whaler.

15354
WERE, Jonathan Binns
A VOYAGE FROM PLYMOUTH TO MELBOURNE IN 1839, The Shipboard and Early Melbourne Diary of ...
$15.00 AUD

J. B. Were & Son. Melbourne. 1964. 1st Ed. XV, (3), 309 PP with b/w illust. in text (facsimile of diary on uneven numbered page), plus large folded plate (genealogical tree) at rear. Fp: Jonathan Binns Were in the uniform of Consul of Denmark. Eps: Track of the sailing ship William Metcalfe 447 T, between 25 July 1839 & 15 Nov. 1839. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Name of former owner on half-title page, o/wise a fine copy. 19.6 x 13.8.

21368
WHITEHEAD, Hal
VOYAGE TO THE WHALES
$20.00 AUD

Stoddart. Toronto. 1989. 1st Ed. X, 195 PP with 2 maps and 2 figures, plus 16 pages with 30 colour photos. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing. Near fine. 22.8 x 15. 9780773721531

Study of whales in the Indian Ocean between 1981 and 1984 (mostly sperm whale).

12125
WILSON, Ian
SHIPWRECKS OF THE ULSTER COAST, From Carlingford Lough to Inishowen Head
$15.00 AUD

Impact Amergin. Belfast. 1979. 1st Ed. (12), 177, (6 Index), (2 Bibliography) PP with 9 maps & 43 b/w photos in text. Half-title page: Schooner "Lily" in the evening setting, Portstewart, 1931. Fp: "Ulrica" wrecked on Lighthouse Island - Copeland Islands, 1897. Pictorial soft cover. Foxing spots on outside edges. Signature of previous owner on front endpaper. Very good. 21.8 x 15.3.

20908
WOOD, G. Arnold
THE VOYAGE OF THE ENDEAVOUR
$20.00 AUD

Macmillan. Melbourne. 1926. 1st Ed. VI, (4), 116 PP with 8 b/w illust. in text. Fp: The Endeavour. Covers with light shelf wear, page 107 has a small tear at bottom corner (margin), o/wise a very good clean copy. 18.5 x 12.5.

The author was a professor of history at Sydney University and the book has been written to appeal to both young people & adults.

14444
WOODMAN, Richard
ARCTIC CONVOYS 1941-1945
$25.00 AUD

John Murray. London. 1994. 1st Ed. XXVI, 532 PP with 7 maps (5 on full page), plus 16 pages with 34 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Foxing on outside edges. Dust jacket in a protective sleeve. Near fine. 24 x 16. 0719550793

The history of the 4 years of WWII when the Western Allies supplied arms and ammunitions to Soviet Russia.

18328
WYSS, Max Albert
MAGIC OF THE SEA
$10.00 AUD

The Viking Press. New York. 1971. 1st English edition, translated from the 1968 German original by Maureen Oberli-Turner. 86 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. Occasional foxing, o/wise near fine. 28.5 x 23. 067044992X

The boundless drama of the sea: coast & harbours, the discoverers or argonauts, the lure of the deep.