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35590
ANDERSON, Romola & R.C.
THE SAILING-SHIP, Six Thousand Years of History
$15.00 AUD

Bonanza. New York. c. 1965. Reprint (B) of the 1963 US edition. 212 PP with 134 figures, plus 16 pages with 20 half-tone plates. Cloth cover, dj. Spine of dust jacket lightly sunned. Occasional foxing, o/wise very good. 22.2 x 14.2.

History of the sailing ship: Egypt & Greece, Phoenicia & Rome, Northern & Southern ships, the ship of the line, the last days of the sailing ship.

17576
BERRY, Greig
SHIPWRECKS OF THE NEW SOUTH WALES CENTRAL COAST, Volume 1, 1800-1899
$45.00 AUD

Author. Tacoma. 1994. 1st Ed. 128 PP with b/w illust., photos & maps in text. Pictorial soft cover. Dedicatory note signed by the author on verso of title-page. Near fine. Scarce. 24.5 x 17. 06462110991

Details in chronological order of wrecks along the Central Coast of NSW.

18451
BLOOMSTER, Edgar L.
SAILING AND SMALL CRAFT DOWN THE AGES
$20.00 AUD

United States Naval Institute. Annapolis, Maryland. 1940. 1st Ed. XII, 280 PP with 65 full pages of b/w illust. by the author. Fp & Eps. Cloth cover, gilt devices on front cover and spine. Ex library copy with 5 stamps on endpapers, half-title and title page. Covers bumped at lower front corner, o/wise good. 30.5 x 23.

Accurate drawings of the ships which sailed the seas since the time of ancient Greece. Sail & oars, pleasure craft, America's Cup defenders, sails & rigging.

21941
BONSALL, Thomas E.
GREAT SHIPWRECKS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
$15.00 AUD

Gallery Books. New York. 1988. 1st Ed. 192 PP with 176 b/w & 32 colour illustrations. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 29.5 x 21.5. 0831777818

Recollection of the important passenger ship disasters of this century from the General Slocum to the Mikhail Lermontov, including Titanic, Lusitania, Normandie, Andrea Doria, ...

15776
BRADDON, Russell
THOMAS BAINES AND THE NORTH AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITION
$20.00 AUD

Collins / Royal Geographical Society. Sydney. 1986. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w & colour illust. Fp: Wickham River. FEP: Net fishing. REP: Messenger's longboat. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 27 x 27. 0002175452

North Australian Expedition led by Augustus Gregory: sketches, watercolours & oil paintings executed by Thomas Baines.

72314
BRADFORD, Ernle
THE STORY OF THE MARY ROSE
$20.00 AUD

Book Club Assoc. London. 1982. Reprint. 207 PP with numerous b/w and 19 colour illust. (engravings, paintings, photos, plans, sketches, ..). Title-page: The "Henry Grace à Dieu". Hard cover, dj. Blind seal of previous owner on FFEP, o/wise a fine copy. . 25.3 x 19.5.

The warship which sank without firing a shot, in an engagement against the French fleet. Her story and salvage.

13863
BRYANT, Arthur
LIQUID HISTORY To commemorate Fifty Years of the Port of London Authority 1909-1959
$30.00 AUD

Privately printed by P. L. A. London. 1960. 1st Ed. XVI, 84 PP plus 18 pages with 17 full-page plates from the Port of London Authority Collection (12 b/w, 5 in colour). Fp: The Thomas King entering London Dock, 1827. Cloth cover, gilt-decorated front & gilt title on spine. Slight ageing of covers, bookplate of previous owner on inside front cover and his signature on FFEP. Light foxing of endpapers and outside edges, o/wise contents fine. 25.4 x 16.5.

14832
BURNS, Ross
WAR IN THE PACIFIC 1937-1945
$10.00 AUD

Bison Group. London. 1991. 1st Ed. 192 PP with 18 maps, 33 colour photos & 196 b/w photos. Title-page: Men of the 27th Marines on the beach at Iwo Jima. Hard cover, dj. Fine. Large format: 31 x 23.5. 0861248724

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

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

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

17738
CHARLWOOD, Don
WRECKS & REPUTATIONS - The Loss of the Schomberg and Loch Ard
$15.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1977. 1st Ed. XIV, 190 PP with 2 maps, 2 plans (rig & sail) in text plus 16 pages with 23 b/w illust. Eps: The Great Circle Route. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 19.8 x 13.5. 0207130655

The end of two tall ships on the South-west coast of Victoria in 1855 and 1878.

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.

22619
COSTELLO, J. & HUGHES, Terry
THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC
$10.00 AUD

Collins. London. 1977. 1st Ed. (6), 314 PP with b/w illust. (maps, photos, tables). Title-page: Convoy. FEP: Mappemonde of WWII. REP: Type VIIc U-Boat. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 26 x 19.6. 00021604810

The battle which spanned all the war years in European waters.

15777
CUMPSTON, J. S.
THE FURNEAUX GROUP, BASS STRAIT, First Visitors 1797-1810
$10.00 AUD

Roebuck Society. Canberra. 1978. 2nd printing of the 1972 original. Publication Roebuck Society No. 5. IV, 35 PP with 3 maps, plus 4 pages with 3 b/w photos & 1 chart on double page. Soft cover. Inscription at top of title-page and date, o/wise contents are near fine. 25 x 17.5. 0950085855

67973
CUMPSTON, J. S.
THE FURNEAUX GROUP, BASS STRAIT, First Visitors 1797-1810
$15.00 AUD

Roebuck Society. Canberra. 1972. 1st Ed. Publication Roebuck Society No. 5. IV, 35 PP with 3 maps, plus 4 pages with 3 b/w photos & 1 chart on double page. Soft cover. Near fine. 25 x 17.5. 0950085855

22319
DAVIDSON, J. W.
PETER DILLON OF VANIKORO, Chevalier of The South Seas
$30.00 AUD

Oxford University Press. Melbourne. 1975. 1st edition with an introduction by O. H. K. Spate, the editor. XIX, 351 PP with 4 maps, plus 8 b/w plates. Eps: Peter Dillon's major voyages in the South Seas. Cloth cover, dj. Near fine. 21.5 x 14. 195504577

Biography of Peter Dillon, who first discovered the fate of the lost French explorer La Pérouse.

21390
DRAKE-BROCKMAN, Henrietta
VOYAGE TO DISASTER - The Life of Francisco Pelsaert
$30.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1982. Reprint in the Australian Classics series, of the 1963 original. XVI, 318 PP with 2 maps in text plus 16 pages with 23 b/w illust. Fp: Title page of the Joost Hartgers 1648 edition of "Ongeluckige Voyagie van't Schip Batavia". Hard cover, dj. Fine. 22 x 14.5. 0207148414

Covering his report to the Dutch East India Company and the wreck of the Batavia in 1629...

12856
DUCHARME, Leon (Leandre)
JOURNAL OF A POLITICAL EXILE IN AUSTRALIA (Translated by George Mackaness)
$10.00 AUD

Review Publications. Dubbo, NSW. 1976. Reprint of the 1944 original. Volume II in the Australian Historical Monographs new series. 79 PP with 1 photo of Dr. Mackaness & 6 b/w illustrations. Stapled card cover. Fine. 21.5 x 13.6.

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

15958
FARQUHAR, I. J.
UNION FLEET 1875-1968
$10.00 AUD

New Zealand Ship and Marine Society. Wellington. 1968. 1st Ed. Foreword by R. A. Falla. (6), 56 PP, plus 12 pages with 18 b/w illustrations by J.E. Hobbs. Pictorial soft cover. Name and address of previous owner at top corner of title page, otherwise fine. 22.5 x 16.

A list of ships owned by the Union Steam Ship Company of N.Z. since its inception in 1875 in Dunedin.

18539
FARQUHAR, I. J.
UNION FLEET 1875-1975
$15.00 AUD

N.Z. Ships & Marine Society. Wellington. 1976. 2nd revised edition of the 1968 original. VIII, 61 PP, plus 16 pages with 26 b/w illust. by J. E. Hobbs. Stapled pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 24.5 x 16.5.

A list of ships owned by the Union Steam Ship Company of N.Z. since its inception in 1875 in Dunedin.

18606
FIRKINS, Peter
OF NAUTILUS AND EAGLES - History of the Royal Australian Navy
$10.00 AUD

Cassell Australia Ltd. Sydney. 1975. 1st Ed. Foreword by Vice Admiral Sir John Collins. VIII, 269 PP with 19 maps, plus 32 pages with 59 b/w photos. Eps: Naval Review. Hard cover, dj (repaired tear). Near fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 0726928623

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

Rigby. Adelaide. 1976. 1st Ed. 112 PP with colour illustrations by author. Fp: MV "Manoora". Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with light wear. Stamp of the Maritime Museum of Tasmania on the FFEP, otherwise contents are near fine. Oblong: 22.5 x 28.5. 0727002104

From the arrival of the tiny "Express" during the Victorian gold rush to the departure of the "Manoora" on 9/8/1961.

38171
FOX, Uffa
SAILING, SEAMANSHIP and YACHT CONSTRUCTION
$60.00 AUD

Peter Davies. London. 1949. Reprint of the 1934 original. (XII), 272 PP with over 300 b/w photos and design drawings. Blue cloth cover, silver engraving on front cover. Top of front cover lightly sunned, otherwise a near fine copy. Scarce. 28 x 21.

18190
FRERE-COOK, Gervis
THE DECORATIVE ARTS OF THE MARINER
$25.00 AUD

Little, Brown & Co. Boston. 1966. 1st American Ed. VII, 296 PP with 506 b/w or col. illust. Fp: 17th century navigational instruments. Cloth cover, gilt decoration on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price clipped and chipped around edges). Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Contents near fine. 31 x 25.

The limitless treasure trove of the sea: ship models, scrimshaws, figureheads, charts, rope work...

64491
FRERE-COOK, Gervis (editor)
THE DECORATIVE ARTS OF THE MARINER
$25.00 AUD

Cassell. London. 1966. . 1st Ed. (VII), 296 PP with 506 b/w or col. illust. Fp: 17th century navigational instruments. Decorative brown cloth cover, gilt title on front & spine, dj (price clipped). Cloth covers faded along the top and bottom edges, dust jacket has a sunned spine. An otherwise fine copy. 31 x 25.

The limitless treasure trove of the sea: ship models, scrimshaws, figureheads, charts, rope work...

17598
GLEESON, Max
THE VANISHED FLEET OF THE SYDNEY COASTLINE
$15.00 AUD

Author. Sydney. 1993. 1st Ed. 168 PP with 37 b/w and 22 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 25 x 17. 0646136712

The events surrounding the loss of fifteen ships wrecked on the Sydney or Illawarra Coast. Woniora in 1882, Undola in 1918, Malabah in 1931, Birchgrove Park in 1956.

17975
GROBECKER, Kurt & NEUMANN, Peter
SEA CLOUD, Legend Unter Weissen Seglen
$25.00 AUD

Verlaghaus die Barque. Hamburg. 1986. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w & colour photos. FEP: Sail plan of S.Y. Sea Cloud ex Hussar. REP: General arrangement of S.Y. Sea Cloud ex Hussar. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. German text. 30.5 x 22.5. 3892421021

Launched in 1931 at Kiel as the Hussar. Yacht under US flag. WWII years as USS Sea Cloud. Floating funhouse when owned by the Dominican dictator Trujillo. Private yacht at US$20,000 a day.

18613
GUTTRIDGE, Leonard & SMITH, Jay. D.
THE COMMODORES - The Drama of a Navy under Sail
$5.00 AUD

Peter Davies. London. 1970. 1st UK Ed. X, 340 PP, plus 16 pages with 35 b/w illust. Eps: Maps. Cloth cover, dj. Occasional foxing, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16. 432063706

Chronicles the economic & political currents in the young nation, as well as the story of the men who commanded and fought during the U.S. Navy's early years.

20685
HENDERSON, Graeme
UNFINISHED VOYAGES, Western Australian Shipwrecks, 1622-1850
$35.00 AUD

University of Western Australia Press. Perth. 1980. 1st Ed. XXII, (2), 288 PP with 13 fig. (location maps) & 38 b/w plates in text. Title-page: Aquatint of "florishing state of the Swan River Thing". Gilt-engraved hard cover, dj. A small closed tear in dust jacket, otherwise a fine copy of the first edition. Oblong: 18.7 x 25. 0855641762

16808
HEWITT, J. E.
THE BLACK ONE
$20.00 AUD

Langate Publishing. Melbourne. 1984. 1st Ed. 172, (8 index) PP, plus 40 pages with 65 b/w photos, and 124 pages of facsimile of Journal for the use of Midshipmen with plans & maps. Supplement of 20 pages loosely inserted. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. 27.8 x 19.6. 095946221X

Autobiography of an officer of the RAN then the RAAF, up to 1939. The supplement is a record of intelligence missions to UK, US & France in 1944-45.

64323
HILDER, Brett
THE VOYAGE OF TORRES, The Discovery of the Southern Coastline of New Guinea and Torres Strait by Captain Luis Baéz de Torres in 1606
$85.00 AUD

University of Queensland Press. Brisbane. 1980. 1st Ed. XXXII, 194 PP with 64 bw illustrations, plus 8 pages with 5 colour plates. Fp: Luis Baéz de Torres. Eps: Portion of B.A. 2759a, showing Torres' track along the whole southern coast of New Guinea. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dedicatory note signed by the author. A fine copy. 24.5 x 18.5. 070221275X

19794
HOBBS, Edward W.
HOW TO MAKE OLD-TIME SHIP MODELS
$15.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1934. 2nd edition of the 1929 original. XXII, (2), 208 PP with 175 fig. in text (plans, photos & sketches), plus 4 illustrations in Preface and 2 of the 5 folding plates called for (Full size working drawings for a model of the Ark Royal & Details for a Waterline Model of a Carrack of the period 1450 AD). Fp: The Royal Albert. Cloth cover, title (silver lettering) on front cover and spine. Copy lacking 3 of the plates, o/wise good. 21.4 x 14.5.

17725
HOUOT, Lt. Cmdr. G.S.
FOUR YEARS OF DIVING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (in National Geographic Magazine, Volume CXIII, No.5, 1958)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1958. Volume CXIII, No.5, May, 1958. Contains article between P.715 and 731 with bw & colour illustrations. Soft cover. Very good. 25.2 x 17.5.

Globe-eyed sharks, fish with stilts, undersea deserts, avalanches, powerful currents... Story of the French bathyscaphe pilot and his trips to the black abyss...

15694
HUGHES, Thea Stanley
JAMES COOK
$5.00 AUD

Movement Publications. Sydney. 1981. 1st Ed. 79 PP with 16 b/w illustrations. REP: Mappemonde with the 3 voyages. Pictorial card cover. A little foxing, o/wise near fine. 18.2 x 12. 0908076134

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

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

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

13246
IRWIN, Geoffrey
THE PREHISTORIC EXPLORATION AND COLONISATION OF THE PACIFIC
$25.00 AUD

C.U.P. Cambridge. 1996. Paperback reprint. VIII, 240 PP with 83 figures & 22 tables, plus 8 pages with 13 b/w illustrations of "Canoes". Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 24.5 x 17.5. 0521476518

The author claims that, rather than sailing randomly in search of unknown lands, the Pacific islanders expanded settlement by exploring upwind so as to ensure their safe return.

10191
JACKA, Fred & Eleanor
MAWSON'S ANTARCTIC DIARIES
$100.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. Sydney. 1988. 1st Ed. L, 414 PP with b/w illust. in text including 8 maps plus 64 pages with 75 b/w and 13 colour photos. Hard cover, dust jacket, ribbon page-marker. Few foxing spots on top of outside edge. A fine copy. 24.5 x 19. 0043202098

The four trips by Sir Douglas Mawson, Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer.

71551
KIRK, Allan A.
ANCHOR SHIPS AND ANCHOR MEN - The History of The Anchor Shipping & Foundry Company Ltd.
$60.00 AUD

A.H. & A.W. Reed. Wellington. 1967. 1st Ed. 186 PP plus 16 pages with 56 b/w photos of ships & personnel. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dust jacket has a small closed tear and is in a protective sleeve. A near fine copy of a scarce title. 22.1 x 14.7.

New Zealand's oldest shipping company which commenced business in the 1860's.

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

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

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

17884
LEAVITT, John F.
WAKE OF THE COASTERS
$20.00 AUD

Marine Historical Association / Wesleyan University Press. Middletown, Conn. 1970. 1st Ed. XVIII, 202 PP with 104 illust. (line drawings, photos & sketches). Title page, drawings of the Sarah Elizabeth. Hard cover, gilt title on spine. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise a near fine copy. Image shows the title-page. Oblong: 18.5 x 25.8. 0819540242

Recollections of men, vessels & ports on the coast of Maine. Droghers, boxboarders, packets, scows ...

18407
LINDER, Elisha & RABAN, Avner
MARINE ARCHAEOLOGY
$5.00 AUD

Cassell. London. 1975. 1st Ed., No. 7 in the Cassell's Introducing Archaeology series. 95 PP with 43 b/w illust., and 15 colour photos. Eps: Scuba divers and parachute. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 20 x 17. 0304293377

Study of a wreck as a self-contained capsule of history. Tools & techniques. Wrecks in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Western Europe & the New World.

19650
LONEY, J. K.
VICTORIAN SHIPWRECKS, All Wrecks in Victorian Waters and Bass Strait, Including King Island and the Kent Group
$10.00 AUD

The Hawthorn Press. Melbourne. 1971. 1st Ed. 10, (III), 177 PP, plus 8 pages with 16 b/w illust. FEP: Key to locations on the Victorian Coast & Inland Waters. REP: 4 location maps (mahogany ship, obsolete vessels..). Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with a few chips and in a protective sleeve, otherwise near fine. 24.8 x 15.8. 725600454

17147
LONEY, Jack
THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY - Ships of the R.A.N., Lost 1914-1974
$15.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Geelong. c. 1978? 1st Ed. 36 PP with 22 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Covers slightly soiled, o/wise near fine. 20.5 x 14.3. 0909191115

From the loss of "A1", off Rabaul in 1914, to the loss of the "Arrow", hit by Cyclone Tracy on Christmas Day, 1974.

71769
LONEY, Jack
THE SCHOMBERG INCIDENT
$10.00 AUD

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

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

13392
LOWER, J.A.
OCEAN OF DESTINY - A Concise History of the North Pacific, 1500-1978
$20.00 AUD

University of British Columbia. Vancouver. 1978. 1st Ed. XIV, 242 PP with 2 graphs, 3 maps and 22 tables, plus 16 pages with 32 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 23 x 15. 0774801018

History of the North Pacific. Covers concurrent events in the East and West.

18193
LUCAS, Alan
CRUISING COMPANION
$20.00 AUD

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

15915
MAXTONE-GRAHAM, John
CROSSING AND CRUISING: from the Golden Era of Ocean Liners to the Luxury Cruise Ships of Today
$35.00 AUD

Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1992. 1st Ed. XV, (3), 314 PP with 100 b/w photos in text. Eps: Grand Salon. Hard cover, gilt title on a cloth spine, dj. The cruise-ship chart (in colour) is on the inside of the folded dust jacket. Foxing spots on outside edges, otherwise a fine copy. 24 x 16. 9780684191546

18734
McINTYRE, Colin
World War II BATTLE AT SEA
$10.00 AUD

Mallard. New York. 1990. 1st US edition. 176 PP with 187 b/w photos. Pictorial laminated boards, dj. Faint foxing. Fine. 27.6 x 24.2. 0792453735

Battles between warships (River Plate, Mediterranean, Bismarck, ..) with aircraft carrier support (Coral Sea, Midway, Leyte, ..), protection of convoys, landing operations on all oceans and seas.

19492
McLEAN, Gavin (compiler)
NEW ZEALAND COASTAL PASSENGER SHIPS
$10.00 AUD

G.P. Books. Wellington. 1989. 1st Ed. 48 PP with 66 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 14.8. 0477000142

Photographic record of the various runs: Northern Route, Nelson Passenger Service, the Picton Ferry, the Wellington-Lyttelton Ferry Service and Foveaux Strait Service.

18010
MELBOURNE HARBOR TRUST
TEN YEARS' PROGRESS 1913-1922
$10.00 AUD

The Melbourne Harbor Trust Commissioners. Melbourne. 1923. 16 PP booklet with 6 b/w illust. plus tables. Stapled card covers a little creased, one stamp, o/wise very good. 28 x 21.5.

21521
MILLER, William H.
THE CRUISE SHIPS
$15.00 AUD

Conway. London. 1988. 1st Ed. 191 PP with b/w photos and 13 pages on specifications of cruise ships. Fp: QE2, Britanis & Bermuda Star at New York berth. Half title page: Keeping fit on the aft decks of the Nordic Prince. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Top corner of back cover bumped, o/wise near fine. 26 x 20. 09851774296

The rise of the cruise industry which developed when commercial jet travel ousted passenger liners from their traditional routes.

15558
MORTIMER, Lt. George
OBSERVATIONS AND REMARKS MADE DURING A VOYAGE
$30.00 AUD

Ye Galleon. Fairfield, Wa., USA. 1988. Facsimile reprint of the 1791 original in a limited edition of 220 numbered copies (No.79). VIII, (8), 71 PP, (7). Fp: Facsimile of original title. FEP: Maria Is. REP: Amsterdam Island. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 26 x 18. 0877704562

A voyage made of the brig Mercury to Teneriffe, Amsterdam Island, Maria Island near Van Diemen's Land, Tahiti ... in 1789.

18489
MOTOR BOAT
THE MOTOR BOAT AND YACHTING MANUAL
$20.00 AUD

Temple Press. London. 1960. 16th edition of the 1907 original. VII, (1), 432 PP with 233 fig. (72 b/w photos). FEP: Sectional Drawing of a Thornycroft 42 ft. REP: Donald Campbell's Jet-propelled hydroplane Bluebird. Hard cover, dj (price clipped and with a few small chips). Contents neear fine. 22.2 x 14.5.

Design and construction, practical boat building.... handling yachts and motor boats, cruising equipment...

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.

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

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

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

18011
NEW ZEALAND
DUNEDIN AND PORT CHALMERS, The Ports of the Province of Otago
$15.00 AUD

Extract of the Progressive New Zealand. Christchurch. 1924. 4 page large leaflet (format: 43.7 x 28) with 2 photos. Folded in two. One date stamp, o/wise very good.

The seaport facilities of Dunedin and Port Chalmers and statistics.

15211
NOBLE, Capt. John
PORT PHILLIP: PILOTS AND DEFENCES
$20.00 AUD

Hawthorn Press. Melbourne. 1979. 2nd edition of the 1973 original. (10), 125 PP with 3 b/w illustrations, plus 8 pages with 16 b/w illustrations. FEP: Port Phillip Bay, Southern portion. REP: Northern portion. Loosely inserted a small folded brochure on the procedures to be followed (VHF procedure, Tides at Port Phillip Heads, Pilot Boarding, Requirements for Embarkation of Pilots with diagrams). Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket is rubbed around edges with a few chips, o/wise near fine. 21.5 x 14. 072560235X

Study of Victorian maritime history and the role played by the Port Phillip Sea Pilots.

14903
NORTON, Peter
THE END OF THE VOYAGE - An Account of the Last Sailing Craft of the British Coasts
$25.00 AUD

Percival Marshall. London. 1959. 1st Ed. XIV, 146 PP with 20 plates (drawings), 35 plans & 39 b/w photos. Fp: Thames Barge. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket is chipped and plastic protected. Label of former owner on FFEP. An otherwise near fine copy. 23.5 x 16.

Nineteen different craft: barges, pilot cutters, hookers, trawlers, punts, bawleys...

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

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

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

40941
PULLAN, Robert (editor)
READER'S DIGEST GUIDE TO THE AUSTRALIAN COAST
$20.00 AUD

Reader's Digest. Sydney. 1983. 1st Ed. 479 PP profusely illustrated in colour (including aerial photos & maps). Pictorial laminated boards. Near fine. 27.7 x 23.7. 0909486972

Comprehensive work with superb photography.

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

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

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

22661
RICCIARDI, Lorenzo
THE VOYAGE OF THE MIR-EL-LAH
$10.00 AUD

Collins. London. 1980. 1st UK Ed. 256 PP with b/w & colour photos with 2 maps & 2 diagrams. Title spread: The Mir-el-Lah in Cosmoledo Lagoon. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24.6 x 17.5. 0002118874

The vanishing world of the dhows, from the Shatt Al Arab to East Africa then to the Seychelles and Comoro Islands.

30808
RICCIARDI, Lorenzo
THE VOYAGE OF THE MIR-EL-LAH
$10.00 AUD

The Viking Press. New York. 1981. 1st US Ed. Forewxord by Bruce Chatwin. 256 PP with 2 diagrams, 2 maps and b/w & colour photos. Title spread: The Mir-el-Lah in Cosmoledo Lagoon. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Signature of previous owner on front endpaper, o/wise a fine copy. 24.6 x 17.5. 0670748315

The vanishing world of the dhows, from the Shatt Al Arab to East Africa then to the Seychelles and Comoro Islands.

17578
ROGERS, Stanley
HAZARDS OF THE DEEP
$20.00 AUD

W. H. Allen. London. 1958. 1st Ed. 222 PP. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 22 x 14.5.

Strange tales of ships that vanished including the Ferret on regular run Glasgow-Belfast, found as Gladys in Melbourne. The never completed voyage of the brig Australia on its way from Leith to Sydney, burnt South-west of Cape Town....

16650
ROYAL NAVY
SPOT THEM AT SEA! Identification Drawings of H.M. Ships of the Royal Navy
$10.00 AUD

Daily Mirror. London. 1940. 1st Ed. 32 PP with 14 b/w full-page photos and 63 ship silhouettes (scale 1 inch to 160 feet), of which 57 are Royal Navy and 6 German Navy. REP with update of vessels sunk (up to the Campaign of Norway). Pictorial soft cover. Covers lightly soiled, staples removed. Very good. 24.1 x 15.1.

The battle cruisers, battleships, aircraft cariers, cruisers, anti-aircraft ships, flotilla leaders and destroyer submarines of the Royal Navy with German battleships and cruisers, each unit with brief information.

16605
SCHLEE, Susan
THE EDGE OF AN UNFAMILIAR WORLD, A History of Oceanography
$10.00 AUD

E.P. Dutton. New York. 1973. 1st Ed. 398 PP with 8 maps, 25 figures & 56 photos of paintings in text. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped) Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16. 0525096736

Oceanography with the Americans (Wilkes, Maury, Agassiz), the British (Darwin, Huxley, Wyville Thomson) the Monegasque (Prince Albert of Monaco), and 20th Century developments...

16339
SEXTON, Rae
BEFORE THE WIND - Tracing the impact on a small community and shipping company by the shipwreck in 1888 of the Star of Greece
$5.00 AUD

Australasian Maritime Historical Society. Adelaide. 1982. 1st Ed., with a foreword by Ronald Parsons. X, 110 PP with 1 map, 17 b/w photos and drawings. Fp: Construction plans & rigging plans of the Star of Greece. Eps: Sketch showing the total wreck of the Star of Greece. Hard cover, illustrated front cover. Few foxing spots on outside edges. Fine. 21 x 13.8. 0959944834

Wrecked off Willunga, South Australia, on Fiday the 13th of July 1888.

21124
SHACKLETON, E. H.
AURORA AUSTRALIS 1908-1909
$20.00 AUD

Bay Books. Sydney. 1988. Reproduction of one of the original hand bound copies. XXIV, then 184 PP (without pagination) with 11 illustrations on full page (10 b/w and 1 colour) and 11 b/w illustrations in the introduction. Eps: Reproduction of the original which was printed and bound in Antarctica. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24.8 x 18.8. 1862563098

Facsimile of the first book published in the Antarctic during Shackleton's second expedition.

19048
SIGMOND, J.P.
NEDERLANDSE ZEEHAVENS, Tussen 1500 en 1800
$25.00 AUD

De Bataafsche Leeuw. Amsterdam. 1989. 1st Ed. 262 PP with 200 b/w illust. incl. charts, maps, plans, coastal & port views and 3 colour illust. (paintings). Fp: Fishing Harbour of Rotterdam in 1800. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. Text in Dutch. 28.7 x 22.2. 9067072109

Dutch seaports between 1500 and 1800.

14905
SIMPER, Robert
BEACH BOATS OF BRITAIN
$50.00 AUD

The Boydell Press. Woodbridge, UK. 1984. 1st Ed. (8), 160 PP with 9 location maps & 72 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Bookplate of previous owner on FFEP, dust jacket with light shelf wear, otherwise a fine copy. Scarce. 25.2 x 19.2. 0851151957

The different types of boats found around the coast of Britain, using landing places and no-shelter harbours, needing to be hauled out and brought above the high water mark.

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

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

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

22752
TALBOT-BOOTH, Lt. Cdr.
TALBOT-BOOTH'S MERCHANT SHIPS, Volume 1
$15.00 AUD

Marinart/Kogan Page. London. 1977. 1st Ed. 380 PP with 29 pages indexing around 10,000 ships and some 4000 drawings (scale 200' to 1). Hard cover, dj. Vignette of the Seafarers Education Service on the inside front cover, otherwise a near fine copy. 30.2 x 21.6. 0904478327

Merchant vessels with engines and bridge: amidships & three-quarters aft.

11429
TERRAINE, John
TRAFALGAR
$15.00 AUD

Sidgwick & Jackson. London. 1976. 1st Ed. 205, (3 index), (1 source) PP with many b/w illustrations (plans, maps, paintings, ..) and 18 colour plates. Half-title page: Facsimile of the London Gazette, Nov. 6, 1805, on the Victory at Trafalgar. Title spread: The Redoutable at Trafalgar. FEP: Map of West Indies and Mediterranean Sea. REP: Position of the combined forces of France and Spain. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dust jacket with piece missing at head of sine. Newspaper clippings loosely inserted. Very good. 25.5 x 19. 0283982365

England's war at sea against Napoleon, culminating with his defeat at Trafalgar.

15559
VAUGHAN, Thomas, CROWNHART-VAUGHAN, E. A. P. & PALAU DE IGLESIAS, Mercedes
VOYAGES OF ENLIGHTENMENT, Malaspina on the Northwest Coast 1791/1792
$10.00 AUD

Oregon Historical Society. Portland, Oregon. 1977. 1st Ed. VIII, (2), 62 PP with 46 b/w illustrations (maps, paintings, plans,...). Fp: Alejandro Malaspina. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing. Near fine. 22.7 x 20.5. 0875950582

16652
WALLS, Rear Admiral R. A. K. (editor)
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY IN RETROSPECT
$5.00 AUD

Navy Public Affairs. Sydney. 1992. 1st Ed. 72 PP with 12 colour and 164 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 25 x 18.

A photographic overview up to the early 1980's. The RAN in peace and at war.

18605
WARE, J. K., Naval Historian
AN OUTLINE OF AUSTRALIAN NAVAL HISTORY
$15.00 AUD

Department of Defence (Navy) / AGPS. Canberra. 1976. 1st Ed. VI, 90 PP with 24 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Name of previous owner on front endpaper, o/wise very good. 25 x 17.5. 0642018669

From the discovery and settlement to the post-Vietnam era.

18463
WILKES, Kenneth
PRACTICAL YACHT NAVIGATOR
$5.00 AUD

Nautical Books. London. 1987. 5th Ed. 208 PP with 124 fig. & 50 b/w photos in text. Fp: At sea, but where?. Pictorial laminated boards. Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Fine. 20.5 x 19.5. 0713657006

A manual for the RYA Yachtmaster Certificate.

68283
WILKES, Kenneth
PRACTICAL YACHT NAVIGATOR
$5.00 AUD

Nautical Books. London. 1975. Reprint of the 1974 edition. 208 PP with 124 fig. & 50 b/w photos in text. Fp: Compass and Wind Direction... Hard cover, dj. Donation plate and Stamp of the "Devonport Maritime Museum & Historical Society" on front endpaper and previous owner's name on inside front cover. Light foxing on outside page edges, o/wise contents near fine. 20.5 x 19. 0245524371

A manual for the RYA Yachtmaster Certificate.

16338
WOODLEY, Arthur E.
WESTERN PORT WRECKS AND MARITIME MISHAPS
$20.00 AUD

Loch Haven Books. Melbourne. 1992. 1st Ed. XV, 101 PP with b/w illust. (photos & maps), 5 pages Glossary. Pictorial card cover. Near fine. 25 x 17.5. 1875308083

An account of the maritime mishaps, fishing reminiscences, seafaring anecdotes and the tragedies in and off Western Port.

68622
WOODMAN, Richard
VIEW FROM THE SEA
$20.00 AUD

Century. London. 1985. 1st Ed. 192 PP with 9 location maps, 12 head-pieces, 1 tail-piece and 71 illustrations by David Smith in text (18 b/w & 53 colour). Hard cover, dj. Fine. 26 x 19.5. 0712610243

The lighthouses and the work of Trinity House Service (lighthouses, light vessels and buoys) on the English coastline and the Channel Islands.