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16593
ALLEN, Dr. Gerald R.
FISHES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
$20.00 AUD

T.F.H. Neptune City. 1985. Book No.9 in series Pacific Marine Fishes edited by Warren E. Burgess & Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod. P.2207 to 2534, profusely illustrated with colour plates. Pictorial laminated boards. Light foxing, o/wise near fine. 28.5 x 22. 086622050X

16574
ALLEN, Gerald R. & STEENE, Roger C.
REEF FISHES OF THE INDIAN OCEAN - A Pictorial Guide to the Common Reef Fishes of the Indian Ocean
$20.00 AUD

T.F.H. New York. 1987. 1st Ed. 240 PP with 1 map on double-page & 144 plates with 1150 colour photos. Pictorial laminated boards. Occasional foxing. Fine. 28.5 x 22. 086622386X

12091
BATEMAN, Sam & SHERWOOD, Dick (editors)
AUSTRALIA'S MARITIME BRIDGE INTO ASIA
$15.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin / Royal Australian Navy. Sydney. 1995. 1st Ed. XXIII, 247 PP with 46 tables and 13 figures. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 23.5 x 16. 1863738932

Strategic issues for Asia and Australia - Australian maritime capabilities of relevance to Asia: ships and shipping, education and vocational training, aquaculture and mariculture...

22136
BERRY, P. F., BRADSHAW, S. D. & WILSON, B. R. (editors)
RESEARCH IN SHARK BAY, Report of the France-Australe Bicentenary Expedition Committee
$25.00 AUD

Western Australian Museum. Perth. 1990. 1st Ed. VIII, 326 PP with b/w fig. & tables. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 22.5 x 17. 0730939197

The joint French/W.A. scientific expedition made to Shark Bay in July 1988. This team revisited the areas where early French navigators had landed and collected natural history specimens.

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

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

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

15870
BONE, David W.
THE LOOKOUTMAN
$15.00 AUD

Harcourt, Brace & Coy. New York. 1923. 1st US edition. 220 PP with 33 silhouettes and 18 b/w plates, plus 4 colour plates. P.205-220 (Glossary). Fp in colour): A great ship under way. All illustrations by H. Hudson Rodmell. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Spine lightly sunned. Slight ageing of paper around outside edges. Very good. 20.5 x 14.

A book to familiarize the reader with the outward appearance of vessels and giving the Lookoutman's comments on their character, habits, tempers.. Great ships, mail liners, tramp steamers.. tugs..

21426
BORGESE, Elizabeth Mann (editor)
OCEAN FRONTIERS - Explorations by Oceanographers on Five Continents
$15.00 AUD

Harry N. Abrams. New York. 1992. 1st Ed. 288 PP with b/w & colour illust. (maps, plans, photos, ..). Title-page: Green sea turtle in the waters off the Galapagos Islands. Cloth cover, dj. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 29 x 22. 0810936658

Chronicles of the major research projects carried out by 12 oceanographic institutions: Scripps and Woods Hole in the USA, The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the Alfred-Wegener Institute in Germany, The National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, etc...

17681
BOWEN, Frank C.
FROM CARRACK TO CLIPPER. A Book of Sailing-Ship Models
$20.00 AUD

Halton & Co. London. 1948. 2nd edition of the 1927 original. VI, 74 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 3 colour plates & 66 b/w plates. Fp (in colour): An English 15th century ship by Cecil King. Cloth cover, spine sunned, dj (rubbed) and in a protetive sleeve. Slight ageing of paper around outside edges. Light foxing, not affecting plates and overall a very good clean copy. 25.4 x 18.5.

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

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

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

71499
BRADFORD, Gershom
THE MARINER'S DICTIONARY
$25.00 AUD

Weathervane Books. New York. No date 1972?. Reprint of the 1952 updated edition of the 1927 original "The Glossary of Sea Terms". XIX, 307 PP with 9 illust. of ships and 55 figures. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 21 x 14.5. 0517183633

The distinctive language of the sea, compiled from the point of view of the Seaman, and not covering the Engineer's important part in seafaring.

22187
BREMER, Stuart
AUSTRALIA'S GOLDEN ERA OF SHIPS
$10.00 AUD

Bullion Books. Sydney. 1989. Originally published in 1984 by Dreamweaver Books as Home and Back. 223 PP with b/w illust. Fp: P & O poster. Eps: Passenger ships at a pier. Hard cover, dj (Oriana passing Sydney Opera House). Fine. 29.5 x 22.5. 0730205975

The main shipping companies involved in trade to Australia and along its coastline.

15911
BRINNIN, J. M. (editor)
BEAU VOYAGE - Life Aboard the Last Great Ships
$15.00 AUD

Thames & Hudson. London. 1982. 1st English edition of the 1980 French original "Paquebots: Le temps des traversées", by Michel Mohrt and Guy Feinstein. 272 PP with 331 b/w photos. Half title page: Queen Elizabeth, berthing New York. Eps: The Queen Mary moving down river to Grennock. Cloth cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 32.5 x 24. 0500012725

16951
BROCK, Rear Admiral P.W. & GREENHILL, Basil
STEAM AND SAIL: IN BRITAIN AND NORTH AMERICA
$10.00 AUD

David & Charles. Newton Abbot. 1973. 1st Ed. 112 PP with 80 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. A little light foxing, o/wise near fine. 24.5 x 19.5. 0715359673

Eighty photographs, mainly from the National Maritime Museum, depicting British & North American naval, merchant & special purpose vessels of the period of transition from sail to steam.

17966
BROPHY, Patrick
SAILING SHIPS
$5.00 AUD

Paul Hamlyn. London. 1974. 1st Ed. 128 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Light foxing. Near fine. 29 x 21.7. 0600379779

The sailing ship as a trading vessel, from the reed rafts of the Egyptians to the training ships of today.

16849
BROWNE, Douglas G.
THE FLOATING BULWARK - The Story of the Fighting Ship: 1514-1942
$20.00 AUD

Cassell. London. 1963. 1st Ed. XIV, 274 PP plus 24 pages with 26 bw illust. Fp: The Burghley Nef, model of a three-masted French ship, 1482. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing. Near fine. 22.2 x 14,2.

The development of fighting ships, from the building of the Henry Grace à Dieu at Woolwich in 1514, to the eclipse of the capital ship with the Battle of Midway in 1942.

21220
BURTON, Robert
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF WHALES
$15.00 AUD

Universe Books. New York. 1973. 2nd printing of the 1973 original. 159 PP with 2 tables and 21 figures, plus 8 pages with 14 b/w photos. Eps: 17 species of whales. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Light foxing, mostly around page edges, o/wise near fine. 21.5 x 16.4. 0876631839

Study of whales, life at sea, behaviour, birth & death. The whaling industry: founding, development, sperm whales,.. legislation & conservation.

74553
BURTON, Robert
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF WHALES
$10.00 AUD

Andre Deutsch. London. 1980. 2nd edition revised and enlarged. 185 PP with 20 b/w figures and 3 tables in text, plus 8 pages with 14 b/w photos. Hard cover, dust jacket (price-clipped). Dust jacket a little creased and endpapers and some pages a little ruffled. Still a good copy. 22 x 14. 0233971300

15312
CHARLWOOD, D.E.
THE WRECK OF THE "LOCH ARD", End of a Ship, End of an Era
$15.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1971. 1st Ed. X, 122 PP with 5 maps and a plan of rigging & sails, plus 16 pages with 27 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 22.2 x 14. 0207123160

The wreck in 1878 on the Otway coast of Victoria. Two survivors: a young passenger & her saviour, an apprentice.

21084
CHESTER, Jonathan
GOING TO EXTREMES - Project Blizzard and Australia's Antarctic Heritage
$10.00 AUD

Doubleday. Sydney. 1986. 1st Ed. Foreword by Dick Smith. 308 PP with b/w & col. illust. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Few pages with rubbed spots (glossy paper sticking ). Very good copy. 28.5 x 24. 0868241717

Historical & contemporary accounts of some of the Australians who discovered & explored the Antarctic.

16440
CLEMONS, Elizabeth
THE SEVEN SEAS
$10.00 AUD

Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 1971. 1st Library edition. (14), 192, (2) PP with 4 diagrams, 12 maps and 60 b/w photos. Fp: Shore of one Aleutian islands. Decorated cloth cover. Occasional foxing spots. Near fine. 21.2 x 17. 0394922921

The lure of the Seven Seas: stories and little known facts on distant seas.

19549
CRABTREE, Reginald
ROYAL YACHTS OF EUROPE, From the Seventeenth to Twentieth Century
$15.00 AUD

David & Charles. London. 1975. 1st Ed. 96 PP with 52 b/w illust. (photos, engravings). Hard cover, dj. Light foxing, o/wise near fine. 24.5 x 19. 0715367544

17172
CREIGHTON, Rear-Admiral Sir Kenelm
CONVOY COMMODORE
$45.00 AUD

William Kimber. London. 1956. 1st Ed. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet, The Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope. 205, (3 adv.) PP, plus 6 pages with 12 b/w photos. Fp: Portrait of Rear-Admiral Sir Kenelm Creighton. Eps: Maps of the approaches to Newfoundland and to the British isles. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, nice dust jacket. A little light foxing, o/wise contents near fine. 22.5 x 14.5.

Five years after his retirement, called back by the Admiralty for service as Commodore of ocean convoys.

10972
DAVIDSON, George
THE TRACKS AND LANDFALLS OF BERING AND CHIRIKOF ON THE NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA
$30.00 AUD

Ye Galleon. Fairfield, Wash., USA. 1994. Reprint of the 1901 original. (6), 44, (7 pages bibliography), 1 colophon PP, plus 1 large folded map (50 x 105cm). Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Foxing spots on endpapers and outside edges. Near fine. 26 x 18.5. 0877705275

June to October 1841, sailing on the St. Peter & St. Paul along the coasts of Alaska, during the first Russian Arctic Expedition led by Vitius Bering.

21341
DEXTER, Elisha
NARRATIVE OF THE WRECK AND LOSS OF THE WHALING BRIG WILLIAM AND JOSEPH
$40.00 AUD

Ye Galleon. Fairfield, Wash. USA. 1988. Reprint of the 2nd edition of 1848. 59 PP, 1 colophon with 5 full page illust. and 2 facsimiles of the title page of 2nd edition. Illustrated endpapers. Hard cover, gilt illust. and title on front cover. Fine. 26 x 18.5. 0877704171

Wrecked in Oct. 1841 during a storm, on her return to Martha's Vineyard, after a successful whaling cruise (200 barrels of sperm oil & 12 barrels of black-fish oil).

37397
DODGE, Ernest S.
BEYOND THE CAPES - Pacific Exploration from Captain Cook to the Challenger 1776-1877
$5.00 AUD

Little, Brown & Co. Boston. 1971. 1st US edition. XV, 429 PP with 3 maps, 1 plan, 6 charts & 50 b/w illustrations. Fp (in colour): British survey ship cruising in the South Seas. Eps: Map of Central Pacific between the 30th parallels. Cloth cover. Faint stains on outside edges, note on verso of front endpaper, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16.

13388
DUDDEN, Arthur Power
THE AMERICAN PACIFIC, From the Old China Trade to the Present
$20.00 AUD

OUP. New York. 1992. 1st US Ed. XX, 314 PP with 10 maps. Eps: Map of the New Pacific. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Fine. 24.2 x 16. 195058216

History of the United States on the Pacific rim and in East Asia. From the trade of sea otter and beaver pelts bought from the Indians and sold to China, to the post Vietnam war era and the end of the Cold War.

18603
EVANS, Wilson P.
DEEDS NOT WORDS
$15.00 AUD

Hawthorn Press. Melbourne. 1971. 1st Ed. (6), 200 PP plus 16 pages with 30 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 22 x 14. 725600292

The Victorian Naval Forces provided the keel on which the Commonwealth, and ultimately the Royal Australian Navies were built.

16846
FROUDE, James Anthony
ENGLISH SEAMEN IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. Lectures delivered at Oxford, Easter Terms 1893-4
$5.00 AUD

Longmans, Green & Co. London. 1901. New Impression of the 1895 original edition. (6), 309 PP. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Light wear to covers. A few signatures, library plate with number (not intrusive). Very good. 19.5 x 13.5.

9 lectures explaining how the English Navy ruled the waves and could spread the English race over the globe. Hawkins, Drake, expeditions to the West Indies, the Armada...

21087
FUCHS, Sir Vivian & HILLARY, Sir Edmund
THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA - The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58
$25.00 AUD

Cassell. London. 1958. 1st Ed. XVIII, 338 PP with 9 maps, plus 32 pages with 63 b/w photos & 32 pages with 32 colour photos. Title spread (in colour): Antarctica crossing. FEP: Route of the trans-Antarctic expedition. REP: Antarctic continent with route of first explorers. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Discreet signature on front endpaper. Foxing spots ond top outside edge. Near fine. 22.8 x 14.8.

The crossing between the Weddell Sea which left on 24th Nov. 1957 and Scott Base in March 1958, and the two-year preparation.

74549
FUCHS, Sir Vivian & HILLARY, Sir Edmund
THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA - The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58
$10.00 AUD

Cassell. London. 1958. 1st Ed. XVIII, 338 PP with 9 maps, plus 32 pages with 63 b/w photos & 32 pages with 32 colour photos. Title spread (in colour): Antarctica crossing. FEP: Route of the trans-Antarctic expedition. REP: Antarctic continent with route of first explorers. Cloth covers worn and soiled, spine faded. Light foxing. Small gift note at top of FFEP, o/wise contents clean and still a very good copy of the first edition. Image shows title-page. 22.8 x 14.8.

The crossing between the Weddell Sea which left on 24th Nov. 1957 and Scott Base in March 1958, and the two-year preparation.

18185
GRIGSBY, J.E.
ANNALS OF OUR ROYAL YACHTS 1604-1953
$15.00 AUD

Adlard Coles / George Harrap. London. 1953. 1st Ed. 64 PP with 23 b/w plates. Fp: H.M. King George V at the wheel of Britannia. Cloth cover with chipped & faded dj, occasional foxing, o/wise very good. 24.5 x 18.

Presentation volume for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation year. Published for the launching of the Royal Yacht Britannia, Spring 1953.

15556
HAKLUYT, Richard & ROWSE, A. L.
THE FIRST COLONISTS, Hakluyt's Voyages to North America
$10.00 AUD

Folio Society. London. 1987. 2nd printing of the 1986 Folio Society version. XII, 142 PP with 28 b/w illustrations, plus 12 pages with 14 colour illustrations. Fp: Title-page of the English edition of Theodor de Bry's America, part 1 (Virginia). Cloth cover, device engraved on front cover. Foxing spots on outside edges. Fine. 28.5 x 21.5.

16 reports, letters on the first voyages to the coast of North America: Newfoundland & Virginia on the East coast and California on the West coast (Sir Francis Drake in 1578).

13778
HAMPTON, Captain T.A.
THE SAILOR'S WORLD
$15.00 AUD

David & Charles. Newton Abbot. 1968. 1st Ed. 128 PP with 1 table, 2 maps and over 125 drawings by John Horsley. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Near fine. 22.4 x 14. 0715341847

An informative guide to ships, harbours, customs of the sea. Glossary of nautical terms P.116 to 125.

17842
HANSEN, Hans Jürgen & WUNDSHAMMER, Benno
WINDJAMMER PARADE
$20.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1973. 1st UK Ed. 112 PP with b/w & colour photos throughout. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 34.5 x 25.5. 071100465X

Operation Sail, Kiel 1972, at the time of the Munich Olympic Games. The tall ship race from the Isle of Wight to Kiel. Excellent photography.

21123
HONNYWILL, Eleanor
THE CHALLENGE OF ANTARCTICA
$10.00 AUD

Anthony Nelson. London. 1984. Reprint of 1969 original. Foreword by Sir Vivian Fuchs. 127 PP with 7 maps & 36 illustrations. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Fine. 22.5 x 15.5. 090461409

Early voyages of Cook, Ross, exploration of Scott, Shackleton & Mawson, recent Australian, American exploration, international cooperation.

16436
HORSMAN, Paul V.
THE SEAFARER'S GUIDE TO MARINE LIFE
$10.00 AUD

Croom Helm. London. 1985. 1st Ed. XIV, 257 PP with 4 tables, 77 figures, 14 bw plates and 160 distribution maps in text plus 24 pages with 64 colour plates. Eps: Organigram of the biosphere (the living world). Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24.2 x 16.2. 0709937156

Animals and plants, species and phenomenon of marine life - fouling species for the seafarer - marine conservation - pollution.

12071
HOUGH, Richard
THE GREAT ADMIRALS
$10.00 AUD

William Morrow. New York. 1977. 1st US Ed. 271 PP with 7 maps, 18 colour and 105 bw illust. Title spread: HMS Superb, flagship of the C-in-C Mediterranean. Illustrated endpapers. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dust jacket has a few chips. Occasional fxing. Very good. 25.5 x 20.5.

Careers of 21 of the great commanders in maritime history.

15552
HOWAY, Frederic W.
VOYAGES OF THE COLUMBIA TO THE NORTHWEST COAST 1787-1790 and 1790-1793
$50.00 AUD

N. Israel. Amsterdam. 1969. Bibliotheca Australiana Extra Series No. 1. Facsimile of the 1941 ed. by the Massachusetts Historical Society. (2), XVII, (5), 518 PP with 1 map, 1 facsimile of title page of Haswell's log plus 2 sketch maps and 7 full page bw illust. Fp: Robert Haswell. Simile navy blue vellum. Fine. 24.5 x 17.

First American maritime expedition engaged in fur trading between the NW coast of America and China. Compilation from 4 journals, letters and the remnants of the official log of Columbia.

15553
HOWAY, Frederic W. (Editor)
THE DIXON - MEARES CONTROVERSY
$25.00 AUD

N. Israel. Amsterdam. 1969. Bibliotheca Australiana Extra Series No. 2. Facsimile of the 1929 edition by Ryerson Press. XII,(2), 156 PP with 3 facsimiles of title pages, 7 maps and 1 illust. (the long boat of the Felice, one of Meares's vessel at the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, in June 1788). Simile navy blue vellum, gilt title on white vignette on front cover and spine. Fine. 24.8 x 16.5.

Trading vessels on the Northwest coast of America in the late 1780's, in the early days of the maritime fur trade.

20661
JOHNSTONE, Paul
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SHIPS
$10.00 AUD

The Bodley Head. London. 1974. 1st edition in the Bodley Head Archaeologies series. 135 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 8 pages with 13 colour illustrations. Hard cover, dj. A little light foxing, o/wise fine. 25.3 x 19.2. 0370015797

Study of ships around the world from the Cheops Ship to the Polynesian double-canoes, Ferriby Boats, the Sutton Hoo, the Wasa, Mary Rose and Amsterdam,...

64388
KEMP, Peter
THE HISTORY OF SHIPS
$15.00 AUD

Books for Pleasure. Sydney. 1978. 1st Aust. Ed. 288 PP with profuse b/w & colour illustrations throughout. Illustrated endpapers. Hard cover, gilt-engraved spine, dj (with a few repaired chips around edges). Contents near fine. 29.7 x 23.2. 0846704994

Man's struggle for mastery of the sea from the oarpower, the use of sail, to the nuclear energy of the submarine or the aircraft carrier.

15873
KING, G. A. B.
TANKER PRACTICE - The Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Tankers
$15.00 AUD

Maritime Press. London. 1971. 6th edition of the 1956 original. (8 adv.), 192 PP with figures & b/w photos in text. REP: Chart of zones and seasonal areas. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj (rubbed). Very good. 29 x 21.8. 540004065

Development of tankers, oil measurement, loading, discharging, tank cleaning, oil pollution, .. Oil industry, trends and developments.

11235
KING, Jonathan
THE MAYFLOWER MIRACLE, The Pilgrims' Own Story of the Founding of America
$20.00 AUD

Macmillan. Melbourne. 1986. 1st Ed. X, 134 PP with 33 margin illustrations, plus 16 pages with 26 b/w illust., and 4 pages with 8 colour illust. FEP: Facsimile of the Mayflower compact, 1620. REP: List of some of the pilgrims who joined the Mayflower. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket has a few small chips and is in a protective sleeve. Light foxing on top outside edge, o/wise a near fine copy. 25.5 x 19.8. 0333430050

The voyage which gave birth to the United States of America.

22627
KIRK, Allan A.
FAIR WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS - The Story of the Holm Shipping Company
$50.00 AUD

Reed. Wellington. 1975. 1st Ed. XV, 260 PP 260 plus 24 Pages with 86 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Neat hand-written dedicatory note on FFEP, and signed by Capt. J.F. Holm who revised and updated the text. A near fine copy. 22.1 x 14.7. 0589009346

Trading in New Zealand's coastal waters, Australia, Pacific Islands & the Antarctic.

15691
KNIGHT, Captain Frank
CAPTAIN COOK AND THE VOYAGE OF THE ENDEAVOUR (1768-1771)
$15.00 AUD

Thomas Nelson. Melbourne. 1968. 1st Ed. (10), 174 PP with 1 map in text plus 12 pages with 17 bw illust. Title-page: Vignette with the bark Endeavour. Eps: Endeavour in boisterous seas. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 22 x 14. 17002802

15980
KRAFT, Barbara S.
THE PEACE SHIP, Henry Ford's Pacifist Adventure in the First World War
$15.00 AUD

Macmillan. New York. 1978. 1st Ed. XIV, (2), 367 PP with 22 b/w illust. in text. Fp: Oscar II leaving Hoboken Pier on 4th Dec. 1915. Hard cover with repaired dj. Very good. 24 x 16. 025665707

The ill-fated effort of Henry Ford and peace pilgrims to stop WWI. They set sail on the passenger ship Oskar II.

12096
LANGLEY, Martin & SMALL, Edwina
LOST SHIPS OF THE WEST COUNTRY, A Guide to Forgotten Craft from Poole to Gloucester
$25.00 AUD

Stanford Maritime. London. 1988. 1st Ed. 160 PP with 9 head pieces, 16 maps and 123 bw photos. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 25.5 x 19.5. 0540074314

Story of the wrecks visible on the coasts of Devon, Cornwall and Gloucester.

18639
LEHMANN, L. Th.
DE GALEIEN, Een bijdrage aan de kennis der zeegeschiendenis
$10.00 AUD

De Bezige Bij. Amsterdam. 1987. 1st Ed. 155 PP with 37 bw illust. in text. FEP: Map of the Mollucas. Moluccae insulae Celeberrimae. Pict card cover. Fine. Dutch text. 21 x 16.2. 9023453077

A contribution to the knowledge of the history of the sea. The Galleys: their construction, the rowers, the officers...

18175
LLOYD, Christopher
THE NATION AND THE NAVY. A History of Naval Life and Policy
$5.00 AUD

Cresset. London. 1954. 1st Ed. XIV, 288 PP, plus 10 b/w plates. Fp (in colour): The Sovereign of the Seas 1837. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Covers lightly soiled and with a lightly sunned spine. Foxing throughout, o/wise a good copy. 22.2 x 13.5.

A brief social history of the Royal Navy and its use as an instrument of national policy.

16374
MAKARIOS, Emmanuel
NETS, LINES AND POTS, A History of New Zealand Fishing Vessels - Volume One
$25.00 AUD

IPL and Wellington Maritime Museum. Wellington. 1996. 1st Ed. 112 PP with 112 b/w photos. Title-page: trawler Maimai. Pict. card cover. Fine. 26 x 19. 090887698X

Episodes portraying: fishing communities, entrepreneurship and fishing vessels. WWII experiences of some fishing vessels as minesweepers of the Castle Class.

18020
MALMO
MALMO FREE PORT and the Main Features of its Organisation
$15.00 AUD

Malmo Frihamns Aktiebolag. Malmo. 1922. 27 PP with 14 b/w photos in text printed on superior paper plus 2 folded maps at rear (map and port plan). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 23.5 x 15.

65707
MASEFIELD, John
THE WANDERER OF LIVERPOOL
$20.00 AUD

Wm. Heinemann. London. 1930. 1st Ed. (8), 120 PP plus 15 plates with 16 b/w illust. Fp: Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Potter. Orig. blue cloth covers have a few speckles and light wear around edges/corners, gilt title on spine a little dulled, no dust jacket. Foxing, mostly on first and last pages. Small white-out mark on inside front cover, o/wise no signatures or other blemishes. Very good. 21.8 x 17.5.

The shipbuilder firm, W.H. Potter & Co., turned shipowner, with the "Wayfarer" and "Seafarer". Building and life of the four-masted full-rigged barque "Wanderer" built in 1891, sunk 1907. Related in both prose & verse.

21085
MEAR, Roger & SWAN, Robert
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SCOTT
$15.00 AUD

Jonathan Cape. London. 1987. 1st Ed. XIV, 306 PP with 106 b/w, col. photos. Fp: Ice cliffs of Barne Glacier. FEP: Antarctic continent. REP: Routes of Shackleton, Scott & Southern Journey of 1985. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 25.5 x 17.5. 0224014183

The polar march by three scientists, following the 883 miles of Scott's route of 1912 and climbing Mount Erebus.

72494
MILLER, Nathan
WAR AT SEA - A Naval History of World War II
$20.00 AUD

Scribner. New York. 1995. 1st Ed. 592 PP with 6 maps, plus 16 pages with 34 b/w photos. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Dust jacket is in a protective sleeve. A few stamps/signatures of previous owners on FFEP. Traces of old damp at bottom edges near spine on first and last pages, not affecting text. An otherwise very good clean copy. 24.2 x 16. 0684803801

From the sinking of the British passenger ship Athenia on the 3rd September 1939 to the Japanese capitulation on USS Missouri on the 2nd September 1945.

16631
MUSCIANO, Walter A.
WARBIRDS OF THE SEA, a History of Aircraft Carriers and Carrier-Based Aircraft
$40.00 AUD

Schiffer. Atglen, Pa. USA. 1994. 1st Ed. 592 PP with 5 facsimile of documents, 7 battle maps, 86 ships or planes plans and over 800 b/w photos. Decorated eps. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing, o/wise fine. 28.6 x 22. 0887405935

15914
O'BRIEN, Captain F. T.
EARLY SOLENT STEAMERS, A History of Local Steam Navigation
$10.00 AUD

David & Charles. Newton Abbot. 1973. 1st Ed. 248 PP with 2 maps on double page, 10 line drawings and 33 b/w plates. Vignette on title page. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 22.5 x 14.2. 0715356542

The pioneering days of steam on the Solent which started in 1817. Steamers, excursion steamers, tugs. Shipbuilders, Owners and Masters.

71609
PAGET-TOMLINSON, E. W.
BIBBY LINE: 175 Years of Achievement
$30.00 AUD

Bibby Line Ltd. Liverpool. 1982. 1st Ed. (8), 69 PP with 33 b/w photos. Illustrated boards with minimal wear. A near fine copy. Oblong: 20.5 x 21.2. 0950159115

The oldest surviving independent British shipping company, founded in 1807, from coastal trade, expanding towards the Mediterranean & Indian Ocean, the two world wars, ..

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

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

15983
PASSFIELD, Robert W.
TECHNOLOGY IN TRANSITION: THE SOO SHIP CANAL 1889-1985
$10.00 AUD

Environment Canada. Ottawa. 1985. 1st Ed. 267 PP with 89 figures (plans, sketches, maps, photos ..) and 1 map of the Great Lakes-St.Lawrence transportation in 1895. Pict. card cover. Near fine. 23 x 15.4. 0660129361

The construction of the Sault Ste. Marie Ship Canal which mirrored an age of technology: the first electrically powered ship locks, the longest lock at the time ...

20905
PREGER, W.
THE HUMBLE DUTCH HERRING
$40.00 AUD

F.W. Cheshire. Melbourne. 1944. 1st Imprint of 4000 copies. 62 PP with 2 head pieces, 7 tail pieces in text plus 32 bw plates. Fp: The Herring packers by Cees Bolding, 1939. Eps: Map of the North Sea. Soft cover, pict. dj. Very good. 25 x 19.

A history of Holland, her Empire and their seafaring people up to the Pacific War. Dedicated to all Dutch seafarers "To you who for four long and homeless years have courted death that others might live."

16266
ROGERS, Stanley
THE SAILING SHIP, A study in Beauty
$20.00 AUD

Harper & Brothers. New York. 1950. 1st Ed. IX, (3), 98 PP with 9 head pieces and 20 line drawings, plus 8 colour plates (illust. by author). Fp (in colour): Stern of a 17th century Ship. Title page: Galleon. Cloth cover, device (a sea-horse) in blind on front cover, gilt title on spine. Faint foxing. Near fine. 28.5 x 22.

The sailing ship: evolution, anatomy (hull, rigging, sail..), decorations (figureheads, carvings), art of the shipwright...

18357
RUTTER, Owen
RED ENSIGN, A History of Convoy
$5.00 AUD

Robert Hale. London. 1942. 1st Ed. 214 PP, plus 18 pages with 18 b/w illustrations. Fp: They bring their food from afar. Red cloth cover is lightly soiled and worn around edges, war economy paper, foxing on outside edges, o/wise internally, a very good clean copy. 22 x 14.

The convoys of merchant ships in history: Tudor, Stuart, Napoleonic wars, WWI and early days of WWII.

16521
SACKETT, Russell
EDGE OF THE SEA
$15.00 AUD

Time-Life. Amsterdam. 1991. 7th Printing in the Planet Earth series. 176 PP, profusely illustrated throughout. Pict. hard cover. Fine. 28.4 x 23.2. 0705407497

Includes chapters on the fragile front lines of defense, armies of sand on the march, the role of the wetlands, and the struggle to stop the sea.

16433
SAND, Peter H.
MARINE ENVIRONMENT LAW IN THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME, an Emergent Eco-Regime
$35.00 AUD

Tycooly. London. 1988. 1st Ed. XXVI, 265 PP with 1 map and 10 tables in text. Decorated laminated boards. Fine. 25 x 17.5. 1851480242

Global guidelines: Off-shore mining, Geneva 1981 - South West Pacific: Nouméa convention and protocol, Rarotonga 1982 - Indian Ocean: Nairobi convention and protocols 1985 - Red Sea: Jeddah convention and protocol 1982 ...

22524
SCOTT, Richard J.
THE STORY OF THE KATHLEEN & MAY
$10.00 AUD

Maritime Trust. London. 1972. 1st Ed. 16 PP with 3 drawings and 31 b/w photos. Inside front cover: Sail plan of the Lizzie May. Inside back cover: Sail, rigging and internal details of the Kathleen & May. Pictorial soft covers with light soiling, o/wise contents near fine. Oblong: 21 x 30.

Story of a schooner employed in the British home trade.

16524
SHEPPARD, Charles R.C.
A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CORAL REEF
$30.00 AUD

Blandford Press. Poole, Dorset. 1983. 1st Ed. VIII, 152 PP with b/w illust. (fig., maps, sketches, photos) and 67 colour photos. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 25.2 x 19.7. 0713712686

How the reef works as a complete ecosystem: how fish, corals, plants & weather inter-relate.

16435
SOULE, Gardner
MEN WHO DARED THE SEA, The Ocean Adventures of the Ancient Mariners
$15.00 AUD

Thomas Y. Crowell. New York. 1976. 1st Ed. (10), 262 PP with 27 b/w illustrations. Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket with a small repaired tear. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 20.8 x 14. 0690010958

The first men who went to sea and explored the oceans.

18433
SPECTRE, Peter H. & LARKIN, David
A GOODLY SHIP - The building of the Susan Constant
$10.00 AUD

Houghton Mifflin. Boston. 1992. 1st Ed. 96 PP with 1 headpiece, and col. photos throughout. Half title and title spread: Views of the wooden model of the Susan Constant. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 30.4 x 21.8. 039557322X

The story of the ship that brought the settlers to Jamestown, Virginia. Revisiting history and the art of wooden shipbuilding.

17058
STEWART, W. K.
BROWN'S SIGNALLING - How to Learn the INTERNATIONAL CODE of Visual and Sound Signals
$15.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1942. New edition. 213, (3 adv.) PP with b/w & colour illust., plus 4 colour plates (3 on flags, 1 on buoys). Pictorial card cover, cloth spine. Covers with light wear and a few old damp marks, light foxing on prelims, o/wise very good. 18 x 12.

22592
STREATER, R.A., GREENMAN, Corps Cdr. D.G. & TALBOT-BOOTH, Lt. Cdr. E.C. (editors)
TALBOT-BOOTH'S MERCHANT SHIPS, Volume 3
$15.00 AUD

Marinart/Kogan Page. London. 1979. 1st Ed. 523 PP with approx. 4,500 drawings of an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 vessels (scale 200' to 1). Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket has some nicks/closed tears, somewhat sunned spine. Stamp of previous owner on inside front cover. Contents are near fine. 30.2 x 21.6. 0850381398

A massive work with technical details of the vessels including coding sequences, flag, country and year built, gross tonnage, length and draught, machinery and speed, plus details of names, sister and similar ships.

22593
STREATER, R.A., GREENMAN, Corps Cdr. D.G. & TALBOT-BOOTH, Lt. Cdr. E.C. (editors)
TALBOT-BOOTH'S MERCHANT SHIPS, Volume 2
$15.00 AUD

Marinart/Kogan Page. London. 1978. 1st Ed. 208 PP with over 1400 line drawings in text. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Dust jacket has a few nicks and closed tears. Stamp of previous owner on inside front cover, o/wise contents near fine. 30.2 x 21.6. 0850381363

Covers vessels with engines aft and with either bridges amidships or right forward. Over 2600 ships with over 1400 drawings at (scale: 200' to 1).

70288
TAYLOR H. G.
THE DISCOVERY OF TASMANIA
$40.00 AUD

Cat and Fiddle. Hobart. 1973. 1st Ed. (12), 177 PP, plus 9 b/w plates (portraits of explorers ). Fp: The death of Marion du Fresne. Eps: Dutch vessels of Abel Tasman Expedition, at anchor. Blackman Bay, Forestier Peninsula (South East Tasmania). Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket is rubbed around edges and back, o/wise a near fine copy. 25 x 18. 0858530120

Abel Jansz. Tasman, Marion du Fresne, Tobias Furneaux, James Cook, William Bligh, John Henry Cox, Bruny D'Entrecasteaux... Nicolas Baudin.

16635
TERZIBASCHITSCH, Stefan
KREUZER DER U.S. NAVY, Von der OMAHA-Klasse (1922) bis zur LONG BEACH (1962)
$5.00 AUD

Koehlers. Herford, Germany. 1984. 1st Ed. (2), 348 PP, (2 adv), with tables, 49 plans and profiles and 402 bw photos. Fp: USS Columbus (CA-74). FEP: USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) in August 1935. REP: Plans of USS Wichita (CGN-9). Hard cover, dj. German text. Faint foxing spots on top outside edge, o/wise fine. 27.5 x 21.5. 3782203488

The cruisers of the U.S. Navy, from the Omaha Class to the Long Beach.

17404
TERZIBASCHITSCH, Stefan
SUBMARINES OF THE US NAVY
$20.00 AUD

Arms and Armour. London. 1991. 1st UK edition translated by M. J. Shields. 214 PP with tables, ship profiles and b/w photos. Fp: Bows-on view of Razorback. Eps: Drawing plans of the Tang class (SS-563). Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 27.5 x 21.5. 185409145X

Story of the development of the US submarine force: their armament, their electronic equipment...

15982
THOMAS, Mifflin
SCHOONER FROM WINDWARD - Two Centuries of Hawaiian Inter-island Shipping
$15.00 AUD

University of Hawaii Press. Honolulu. 1983. 1st Ed. (8), 239 PP with 7 maps & 66 b/w illust. Hard cover, dj. Neat name of previous owner at top of FFEP, o/wise a fine copy. 24.2 x 21.5. 0824807995

The transition from canoe to sailing ship, to the steam ship followed by the tug & barge combination, intermingled with the history of the archipelago.

22123
THOMSON, J.M.
FISH OF THE OCEAN AND SHORE
$10.00 AUD

Collins. Sydney. 1974. 1st Ed., in The Australian Naturalist Library series. 208 PP with 4 b/w figures, plus 16 pages with 39 colour photos. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Very good. 22.2 x 15. 0002114364

Background and position of fishing in Australia: commercial or recreational.

18615
THWAITES, Lt. RNVR Michael
THE JERVIS BAY AND OTHER POEMS
$20.00 AUD

Putnam & Co. London. 1943. Reprint of December 1943. VIII, 59 PP. Soft covers with pictorial dj. Very good. 21.5 x 14.

The sea fight of the Scheer and the Jervis Bay, or how a small ship and gallant crew struck a great blow for King and Country, then went down in Glory.

14939
VEIT, Walter
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, Image and Impact, South Seas Discoveries and the World of Letters, Volume II: The Pacific Syndrome: Conditions and Consequences
$20.00 AUD

Hawthorn. Melbourne. 1979. 1st Ed. (8), 200 PP. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 22.2 x 14. 0725602414

Series of chapters, including The Pacific Ocean: The 18th Century's New World, by Alan Frost, Rousseau's Noble Savage - A New Zealand Case History, by John Dunmore,...

13841
VICTOR, Paul-Emile
MAN AND THE CONQUEST OF THE POLES
$10.00 AUD

Hamish Hamilton. London. 1964. 1st English edition of the 1962 French original L'Homme à la conquête des Pôles, and translated by Scott Sullivan. VIII, 306 PP plus 28 full-page b/w plates. FEP: The North Polar Regions. REP: Antarctica. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Dust jacket lightly soiled. Light foxing. Bookplate of previous owner on half title page. Very good. 23.8 x 15.8.

Polar exploration, from the exploits of the ancient Greeks to the voyages of today's nuclear submarines, by the famous French explorer who, at the time of writing, had spent more than 14 years in the Arctic & Antarctic.

74978
VILLIERS, Alan
'THE NAVIGATORS' AND THE MERCHANT NAVY
$45.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1957. 1st Ed. 58 PP with 7 headpieces (line drawings by Commander C. H. Williams), plus 12 pages with 17 b/w photos.. Hard covers, gilt title on front board, clear plastic protection. Ex library copy with bookplate on front endpaper which is rubbed, stamps on verso of title page and envelope on rear endpaper. Still a very good copy a scarce book. Small format: 18.5 x 11.3.

Record of an underwriter "The Navigators & General Insurance Company Limited" which specialised in the insurance requirements of Merchant Navy Officers.

72485
VON DER PORTEN, Edward P.
PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE GERMAN NAVY IN WORLD WAR II
$35.00 AUD

Thomas Y. Crowell Co. New York. 1976. Revised Edition of 1969 first edition. XIV, 368 PP with more than 300 b/w photos and Appendices and Index. Hard cover with light shelf wear, nice dust jacket in a protective sleeve. Neat name stamp of previous owner on FFEP, o/wise a near fine copy. 28.5 x 22. 069001080X

Contents: The New Navy, The First Battles, Norway, Sea Lion, Grand Strategy (The Mediterranean), Surface forces, The North Atlantic (The Submarine Offensive), Surface Forces, The North Atlantic (The Submarine Defensive).

16207
WHALL, Hugh D.
THE SOUTHERN CROSS - Australia's 1974 Challenge for the America's Cup
$10.00 AUD

Admiralty Publishing House. Annapolis. 1974. 1st Ed. XVI, 172 PP with 4 plans and 66 b/w photos. Fp: Line drawing of Southern Cross. Cloth cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Near fine. 23.5 x 15.3. 0913544043

The first challenge for the America's Cup by Alan Bond.

22655
WILLIAMS, Neville
THE SEA DOGS - Privateers, Plunder and Piracy in the Elizabethan Age
$25.00 AUD

Macmillan. New York. 1975. 1st US Ed. 278 PP with 15 colour plates and 154 bw illust. Title spread: A sixteenth-century merchantman. Eps: Mappemonde. Cloth cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Very good. 25.4 x 19.

Collective achievements and daring exploits of: Drake, Hawkins, Raleigh.., who helped estabish England as The Maritime and Colonial Power in the 1500's.

14831
WINTON, John
WAR IN THE PACIFIC, Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
$15.00 AUD

Mayflower Books. New York. 1978. 1st US Ed. 193 PP with 1 map on double page and 154 bw photos. Half title page: Japanese Marines in Manilla, 1941 & US marines in Iwo Jima, 1945. Title page: Japanese bombers crashing off Okinawa. FEP: B-24 Liberators escaping phosphorous bombs over Iwo Jima. REP: New Zealand troops unloading equipment. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 25.5 x 19.2. 0831793007

18731
WINTON, John
AIR POWER AT SEA 1939-45
$15.00 AUD

Hutchinson of Australia. Melbourne. 1976. 1st Australian edition. 185, (2 index) PP with 12 drawings and 128 b/w photos. Title spread: Douglas SBD Dauntless on an auxiliary aircraft carrier in the Atlantic. FEP: Map of Europe and the Mediterranean sea. REP: Map of the Pacific war theatre. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 25.5 x 19. 0283983132

The influence of air power: successes and failures. The use of aircraft: torpedo strike, fighter defence over fleets and convoys, support to assault troups landing, mine-laying, air-sea rescue...

17740
WINTON, John (editor)
THE WAR AT SEA, The British Navy in World War II
$30.00 AUD

William Morrow. New York. 1968. 1st US edition of the 1967 UK original. XX, 416 PP plus 32 pages with 35 b/w photos. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, with near fine dust jacket in a protective sleeve. Small name stamp of previous owner at top of FFEP, o/wise a near fine copy. 23.5 x 15.5.

A generous selection of personal experiences written by those who were there. Includes contributions by Winston Churchill, John Masefield, C.S. Forester...