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16599
ANDERSON, Tim (editor)
OCEANOGRAPHY
$10.00 AUD

CSIRO. Canberra. 1987. No. 14 in the CSIRO Research for Australia series. 75 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 25 x 17.5. 0643037993

Studies: Oceans as a source of food, probing the sea and the R.V. Franklin, oceans and climate...

73747
ARMSTRONG, Warren
LAST VOYAGE, A Saga of Ships that Never Came Back
$25.00 AUD

Frederick Muller Ltd. London. 1956. 1st Ed. 239 PP plus 12 pages with 21 b/w illustrations/photos. Hard cover, price-clipped dust jacket has light wear and is in a protective sleeve. Dedicatory note to previous owner on FFEP. A near fine copy. Scarce with the dust jacket. 20.2 x 13.5.

The "Essex", sunk by a sperm whale, the "Titanic" sunk by an iceberg, the "Normandie" sunk in New York Harbour...

37244
BACKER DIRKS, F.C.
DE GOUVERNEMENTS MARINE, In Het Voormalige Nederlands-Indie 1861-1949 (in haar verschillende tijdsperioden geschets, I)
$30.00 AUD

De Boer Maritiem. Amsterdam. 1985. 1st Ed. Volume I: 336 PP with 6 maps and 198 b/w illust. Many facsimiles of documents in texts. Hard cover, dj (closed tears). Near fine. Dutch text. 30 x 23. 9022818829

The government Navy in the former Dutch East Indies between 1861 and the end of the 19th century. Various administrations and services such as hydrography and transport. Chapters on former Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya).

37245
BACKER DIRKS, F.C.
DE GOUVERNEMENTS MARINE, In Het Voormalige Nederlands-Indie 1861-1949 (in haar verschillende tijdsperioden geschests, II)
$30.00 AUD

De Boer Maritiem. Amsterdam. 1986. 1st Ed. Volume II: 359 PP with 6 maps and 281 b/w illust. Many facsimiles of documents in texts. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. Dutch text. 30 x 23. 9022818837

The government Navy in the former Dutch East Indies between 1894 and 1925. Various administrations and services such as hydrography and transport. Chapters on former Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya).

13884
BARRACLOUGH, E. M. C. & CRAMPTON, W. G. (editors)
FLAGS OF THE WORLD
$20.00 AUD

Frederick Warne. London. 1978. 1st edition (3rd revision from original). 250 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Cloth cover, dj. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 23.5 x 16.5. 0723220158

15831
BEDDIE, M.K. (editor)
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK
$20.00 AUD

Library of NSW. Sydney. 1970. 2nd edition of the 1928 original. Preface by A. J. Dunston and G. D. Richardson. XVI, 894 PP. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. 25 x 15.5. 724099999

The most comprehensive bibliography and guide to sources of information on Captain Cook. 4808 + 16 (addenda) entries.

16598
BEEBE, William
THE ARCTURUS ADVENTURE, An Account of the New York Zoological Society's First Oceanographic Expedition
$20.00 AUD

G.P. Putnam's Sons. New York. 1926. 5th Printing in November 1926 of the 1926 original. XIX, 439 PP, plus 49 pages with 69 b/w illust., and 8 colour plates. Fp: Argyropelelus & Sternoptyx. Decorated endpapers. Cloth cover, top edge gilt, a little light wear around spine, o/wise a very good copy. 24 x 17.

Six months aboard the steam yacht ARCTURUS through the Sargasso Sea, then to Cocos and Galapagos Achipelago.

17928
BLOTTIERE, G. & PERDRIEL. G.
LES VOILES DE LA LIBERTE
$20.00 AUD

Sodicom. Paris. 1989. 1st Ed. 192 PP with colour illust. Eps: Crests of the tall ships participating in the bicentennial gathering in Rouen. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Fine. French text. 32 x 24. 2950419402

Gathering of tall ships in the port of Rouen to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution of 1789.

21154
BOWDEN, Tim
THE SILENCE CALLING, Australians in Antarctica 1947-97 - The ANARE Jubilee History
$25.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. Sydney. 1997. 1st Ed. XXVII, 593 PP with b/w illustrations (plans, photos), plus 24 pages with 72 colour photos. Fp: Facsimile of a poem by Sir Douglas Mawson, which gave the title to this book. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 25.8 x 18. 1864483113

Australia and her interests in its Antarctic territories since the raising of the flag at Atlas Cove on Heard Island on 26 December 1947 by the first Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE).

21146
BROWN, Paul
THE LAST WILDERNESS - Eighty Days in Antarctica
$20.00 AUD

Hutchinson. London. 1991. 1st UK Ed. (6), 250 PP with 4 maps, plus 8 pages with 16 colour photos. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 24 x 16. 091744237

The 1988 expedition by Greenpeace to the various scientific bases on the Antarctic continent.

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.

15826
BURKHARDT, Frederick
CHARLES DARWIN'S LETTERS, A Selection 1825-1859
$10.00 AUD

Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. 1996. 1st Ed. Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould. XXVI, 249 PP. Fp: Portrait of Charles Darwin, 1840. FEP:Darwin and Wedgwood family tree. REP: Map of voyage of H.M.S. Beagle. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing, o/wise fine. 22.2 x 14.3. 0521562120

18108
CHANT, Christopher
SEA FORCES OF THE WORLD
$5.00 AUD

Brian Trodd. London. 1990. 1st Ed. 241 PP with tables, bw and colour photos in text. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 31 x 24. 1853611581

Submarines, Aircraft Carriers... Frigates, Corvettes... Landing Craft, Missiles.

18110
CHANT, Christopher
NAVAL FORCES OF THE WORLD
$10.00 AUD

Collins Willow. London. 1984. 1st Ed. 228, (4 index) PP with 44 maps, 97 tables, 37 drawings, 219 b/w & 48 colour photos. Illustrated half title-page, title-page and endpapers. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 31 x 24. 0002181134

The nature of modern sea power after the Falklands war. Country by country, from Albania to Zaire. Warships of the world. Ship-launched missiles.

18551
CHAPELLE, Howard I.
THE BALTIMORE CLIPPER: Its Origin & Development
$20.00 AUD

Dover. New York. 1988. 1st soft cover edition of the 1930 original. XII, 192 PP, (16 publications) with 48 plans, plus 34 pages with 35 b/w plates. Fp: Baltimore Clipper Privateer Schooner. Soft covers, pictorial front. Edges of covers slightly rubbed. Faint foxing on outside edges. Book plate of previous owner on recto of frontispiece. Near fine. 23.3 x 16.5. 0486257657

16597
COUSTEAU, Jacques
GUIDE TO THE SEA AND INDEX
$15.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. London. 1975. Revised edition in The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau series. 140 PP with b/w & colour photos throughout. Pict. laminated boards. Very good. 28 x 22.2. 0810905949

Glossary (P.108-121 on 2 columns), bibliography (P.122-125 on 2 columns), Index (P.126-144 on 4 columns).

15977
CROWDY, Michael
LYLE SHIPPING CO. LTD 1827-1966, The Firm and the Fleet
$10.00 AUD

World Ship Society. London. 1966. 1st Ed. 44 PP with 1 world map at center fold, and 42 b/w illustrations (28 of ships). Inside front cover: portrait of Abram Lyle. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21.5 x 14.

72295
DAGGETT, Charles & SHAFFER, Christopher
DIVING FOR THE GRIFFIN
$40.00 AUD

Weidenfeld & Nicholson. London. 1990. 1st Ed. XII, 178 PP with 4 maps & 1 plate, plus 16 pages with 1 chart & 31 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Paper ageing a little around edges, o/wise a fine copy. Scarce. 24 x 16. 0297810634

History of the English East India Company Marine Service, the four voyages of the East Indiaman Griffin, her sinking in 1761 and the recovery of her cargo in the late 1980's.

14619
DIDEROT et D'ALEMBERT
RECUEIL DE PLANCHES SUR LES SCIENCES - ASTRONOMIE
$15.00 AUD

Inter-Livres. Paris. 1989. Reprint of original plates. No pagination, 140 PP with 60 b/w plates on single page. Illustrated stiff cover plastic protected. Closed tear at lower part of front cover, o/wise near fine. French text. 31.5 x 23.

Plates on astronomy, instruments, geography, surveying, navigation...

14927
EADDY, P. A.
'NEATH SWAYING SPARS - The Story of the Trading Scows of New Zealand
$30.00 AUD

Whitcombe & Tombs. Christchurch. c. 1955. Reprint of the 1939 original. Forword (1939) by James Cowan. 223 PP with 15 b/w photos. Fp: The scow Kaiaia entering Auckland harbour. Card covers, pictorial front. Near fine. 21.5 x 14.

The rise and glory of this type of working craft which served New Zealand in its development.

13903
ENTERLINE, James Robert
VIKING AMERICA, The Norse Crossings and their Legacy
$10.00 AUD

New English Library. London. 1973. 1st Ed. XX, (2), 217 PP with 2 maps in text plus 8 pages with 15 bw illust. Eps: Map of the North polar region and the North Atlantic Ocean. Hard cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Ageing of paper around outside edges, o/wise near fine. 21.6 x 14.5. 450014797

On the Viking explorations and settlements of North America.

13897
FOOS, Joseph
THE HIGHWAY OF ALL NATIONS
$20.00 AUD

Ye Galleon. Fairfield, Wash. 1987. Facsimile edition of 1820 orig. 48 PP with b/w illust. at end of chapters. Pict. soft cover. Fine. 24.8 x 17.6. 087770421X

Proposition in 1819 by a State Senator of the Ohio legislature, to dig a canal linking the Atlantic & Pacific oceans, across what is now Nicaragua, by joining Lake Nicaragua to each ocean.

49851
GIBSON, Charles, DUNN, Lawrence, FISHER, John & NIGHTINGALE, Geoffrey
EAGLE BOOK OF SHIPS AND BOATS
$10.00 AUD

Hulton Press. London. 1959. 1st Ed. 192 PP with b/w illustrations. Fp: Passenger ship arriving in port. Blue hard cover, device on front. Spine sunned. Name of previous owner on inside front cover and front endpaper. Very good. 26.7 x 21.

The Royal Navy. The Merchant Navy (ocean freighter, tanker...). Safety at sea. Sailing...

20777
GORDON, Mona
THE MYSTERY OF LA PEROUSE
$45.00 AUD

Bascands. Christchurch, NZ. 1961. 1st Ed. 187 PP, plus 24 pages with 1 map and 24 plates. Fp: Bust of La Pérouse by Rude. FEP: Track of La Pérouse in the Pacific. REP: De Lesseps's journey from Kamtschatka to Paris. Cloth cover, title on sunned spine. Edges of covers a little worn. Contents near fine. 22.2 x 14.5.

15661
GREGOR, Arthur S.
CHARLES DARWIN
$15.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. London. 1967. 1st UK edition of the 1966 US original. 189 PP with 1 plan, 1 map and 16 bw illust. in text. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Very good. 21.5 x 14.

A biography in 3 parts: voyage, discovery, and homecoming.

18087
GREGOR, Hugh
FIGHTING SHIPS IN BRITAIN
$10.00 AUD

Macmillan. London. 1972. 1st Ed., in the History Picture Topics series. 40 PP with 20 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing. Very good. Oblong: 18.5 x 24.5. 333106660

From the Roman galleys and Viking longships to HMS Dreadnought.

72491
GROVE, Eric
SEA BATTLES IN CLOSE-UP, WORLD WAR 2, Volume 2
$20.00 AUD

Naval Institute Press. Annapolis. 1993. 1st US Ed. 224 PP with battle-plans, maps, technical data, and b/w photos in text. Hard cover, gile title on spine, dust jacket in a mylar sleeve. Library label at bottom of spine of dust jacket and at top of rear cover of dust jacket and a library stamp on top outside page edges. Small name stamp of previous owner at top of FFEP, otherwise contents are near fine. 24 x 17.5. 1557507589

Narvik, Crete, Java Sea, Sirte, Philippine Sea & Leyte Gulf... attack on the Tirpitz.

19497
HEATON, P. M.
WELSH SHIPPING FORGOTTEN FLEETS
$15.00 AUD

Starling Press. Newport. 1989. 1st Ed. 91 PP, plus 32 b/w photos of ships (on full page). Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 21.8 x 15.4. 1872006000

Duncan & Company. Seagers. Pardoe-Thomas... History and fleet list.

21912
HEATON, P. M.
THE ABBEY LINE - History of a Cardiff Shipping Venture
$10.00 AUD

The Starling Press. Gwent, UK. 1983. 1st Ed. 151 PP, plus 48 pages with b/w photos. Eps: Transcript of register for Tintern Abbey and Melrose Abbey. Hard cover, dj. Spine of dust jacket lightly sunned, o/wise fine. 22 x 15.2. 0950771422

The founder's origin, interest in shipowning, development, to the sale of the Tintern Abbey in 1960.

18821
HEATON, P.M.
REARDON SMITH LINE, The History of a South Wales Shipping Venture
$30.00 AUD

Starling Press. Newport. 1984. 1st Ed. 133 PP, plus 80 b/w photos (76 of ships) on full page. Eps: Transcript of register. Hard cover, dj. Photos plates 49 to 64 and 65 to 80 are misbound (out of order), o/wise fine. 21.8 x 15.4. 0950771430

History and fleet list.

19498
HEATON, P.M.
JACK BILLMEIR, Merchant Shipowner
$15.00 AUD

Starling Press. Newport. 1989. 1st Ed. 90 PP plus 56 pages with full-page b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Light foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 21.7 x 15. 095077149X

Started in 1934, developed during the Spanish Civil War, WWII and the Malta Convoy.

30050
HONAN, William H.
VISIONS OF INFAMY, The Untold Story of How Journalist Hector C. Bywater Devised the Plans that Led to Pearl Harbor
$20.00 AUD

St. Martin's Press. New York. 1991. 1st US Ed. XVI, 347 PP with 7 maps, plus 16 pages with 29 b/w illust. Eps: Map of the Pacific Ocean The Highway to Japan. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Faint foxing on outsided edges. Near fine. 24 x 15.2. 0312054548

The story of Hector C. Bywater, leading British Naval authority who devised the strategy used by Japan to wage the Pacific War.

16285
HOYT, Sherman
YANKEE YACHTSMAN, from the Memoirs of Sherman Hoyt
$25.00 AUD

Robert Ross. Southampton. 1951. 1st UK abridged edition of the 1950 US Ed. "Sherman Hoyt's memoirs". Introduction by John Scott Hughes. 198, (2) PP plus 16 pages with 15 bw photos. Fp: The Author. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, gilt device on front cover, dust jacket with light shelf wear. A near fine copy. 23 x 14.

Ocean racing and cruising career. Racing in and against British yachts. With Lipton and the "Shamrocks". One chapter on Nazi Germany of 1936...

18103
HUMBLE, Richard
SUBMARINES
$5.00 AUD

Jade Books. London. 1983. Abridged edition of Undersea Warfare. 96 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Title-page: US Nuclear submarine. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing spots on top outside edge, o/wise near fine. 28.6 x 22.5. 0907853595

The development of the submarine, its weapons and its power plant. Its use in a strategic role.

13935
JACKMAN, S.W.
TASMANIA
$15.00 AUD

Wren Publishing. Melbourne. 1974. 1st Ed in "The Islands" series. 200 PP with 1 map on double page and 32 bw illust. in text. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 22.4 x 14. 0858850478

Short historical account, physical environment, economic life...

16352
JENNINGS, P.S. & BOSEK, D.
SHIPWRECKS
$5.00 AUD

Bison Group. London. 1994. Revised and updated edition of the 1992 original. 80 PP with b/w & colour illust. Hard cover with dj (front: The Tempest, rear: Wreck of Argo Merchant). Fp: Wreck of Herald of Free Enterprise. Pict. laminated boards, dj. Fine. 30 x 23. 1858410436

True stories of all the famous sea disasters: fire, collision, stranding & sinking.

13937
KING, Russell
SARDINIA
$15.00 AUD

David & Charles. London. 1975. 1st Ed. in "The Islands" series. 216 PP with 6 maps and 29 bw photos in text. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Light foxing, o/wise near fine. 22.5 x 14.2. 0715367889

Story through pre-history, classical and modern times, as well as geography, agriculture, industry...

16943
KITSON, Linda
THE FALKLANDS WAR, A Visual Diary
$15.00 AUD

Mitchell Beazley & Imperial War Museum. London. 1982. 1st Ed. 112 PP with drawings & comments by the author/artist. Eps: Map of the Falkland Islands. Pict. card cover. Top corner of 3 first leaves clipped. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise very good. 34 x 24. 0855334576

The artist was the first female and only war artist attached to the British Task Force. A selection of over 100 drawings.

18063
LOBLEY, Douglas
SHIPS THROUGH THE AGES
$5.00 AUD

Octopus Books. London. 1972. 1st Ed. 144 PP (glossy paper) with 45 colour and 131 b/w illustrations. Half-title page: Gokstad ship. Title spread: Donald Mckay's famous clipper Flying Cloud. FEP: Ship of Queen Hatshepsut from Egypt. REP: Seawise University, ex Queen Elizabeth on fire in Hong Kong Harbour, January 1972. Illustrated hard cover, dj. Near fine. 28.7 x 21.5. 0706400186

The international story of ships under oars, sail and steam.

17723
LUCAS, Alan
CRUISING THE SOLOMONS -The Yachtsman's Guide to a South Pacific Paradise
$30.00 AUD

Horwitz Grahame. Melbourne. 1981. 1st Ed. 234 PP with b/w illustrations (maps, plans, sketches, photos). Pictorial laminated boards. Occasional foxing. Near fine. 22 x 14. 0725511206

17413
MASON, David
U-BOAT: THE SECRET MENACE
$5.00 AUD

Macdonald. London. 1968. 1st UK edition in the Purnell's History of the Second World War series, Weapons Book, No. 1. 160 PP with 3 maps, 10 illust. and 94 b/w photos. Pictorial soft covers with light wear and a few creases. Very good. 21 x 13.5. 356025470

74737
MAWSON, Sir Douglas
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARD - The Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914
$10.00 AUD

Seal Books / Rigby Ltd. Adelaide. 1971. Reprint of the 1969 edition (original of 1913). (16), 273, (13 Appendices, glossary) PP with 22 b/w illustrations (maps, 11 plans & photos), plus 16 pages with 22 b/w photos. Fp: Portrait of Sir Douglas Mawson. Pictorial stiff covers. Near fine. 18 x 11.5. 0851793347

Detailed account of the expedition daily subsistence on the icy continent, its scientific endeavours and Douglas Mawson's epic sledge journey in 1912-13 during which his companions Ninnis and Mertz both perished.

16600
MAWSON, Vivienne, TRANTER, David J. & PEARCE, Alan F.
CSIRO AT SEA, 50 YEARS OF MARINE SCIENCE
$30.00 AUD

CSIRO Marine Lab. Hobart. 1988 1st Ed. (4), 216 PP with b/w illustrations. Illustrated endpapers. Pictorial laminated boards. Fine (as new condition). 25.5 x 18.2. 0643048359

Early years of marine science in Australia. The men and women who contributed to the fisheries research and oceanography.

17820
MAY, Commander W. E.
THE BOATS OF MEN OF WAR - Maritime Monographs and Reports no.15
$20.00 AUD

National Maritime Museum. London. 1974. 35 PP, plus 16 pages with 31 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 29.8 x 20.8. 09501764

Study on subsidiary vessels employed by warships of all types from the earliest days to the beginning of the 20th century.

18095
McCLELLAN, Captain Edwin N.
NAVAL DIGEST 1916
$10.00 AUD

Government Printing Office. Washington. 1916. 1st Ed. (2), 674 PP. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Very good. 18.2 x 13.

Contains digests of selected decisions of the Secretary of the Navy and opinions of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy. From abetting and absence to words and phrases and youth.

13924
McLINTOCK, A. H.
THE PORT OF OTAGO
$20.00 AUD

Whitcombe & Tombs. Christchurch. 1951. 1st Ed. XX, 428 PP, plus 48 b/w plates on full page, 2 b/w plates on double page, and 1 folding map in colour of Otago Harbour. Eps: Map of The Port of Otago. Cloth cover, dj. Presentation slip to Commander I. H. Nicholson, signed by I. Maclean Stewart, Chairman of the Otago Harbour Board, loosely inserted. Sellotape marks on front endpapers, some light foxing. Very good. 22.5 x 15.2.

Story of the main port of the South Island.

15663
MOLLAT DU JOURDIN, Michel & HABERT, Jacques
GIOVANNI ET GIROLAMO VERRAZANO NAVIGATEURS DE FRANCOIS Ier
$125.00 AUD

Imprimerie Nationale. Paris. 1982. 1st Ed. XII, 242 PP with 29 documents and 89 bw & colour illust. (35 maps & charts) in text. Fp: Document signed by the explorer Janus Verrazanus. Eps: Portulan. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, colour vignette of the Verrazano bridge on front cover, illustrated cloth cover slipcase. French text. Ingleton bookplate. Fine. 30.5 x 21.5. 2110807830

Verrazano: French explorers of the Atlantic coasts of the Americas, as well as the first to cross the Indian Ocean and reach the Island of Sumatra in 1525. Giovanni Verrazano was the first European to describe the site of New York in 1524 and a bridge in this city bears his name.

16191
MOLLER, Christian Ferdinand
AUF GROSSER FAHRT, Historische Schiffe, nach dem Bildwerk von 1839
$10.00 AUD

Harenberg. Dortmund. 1982. 1st Ed. No. 292 in the Bibliophilen Taschenbücher series. 144 PP with 12 b/w sketch-plans and 50 colour plates. Pict. card cover. German text. Near fine. Oblong: 12 x 17.5. 3883792926

Historic ships in words and colour paintings, ranging from the Russian 120 Gun ship of the line to the Xebec or the Tartane. Delightful iconography.

16611
MORRIS, Keith (editor)
WOODSIDE'S GUIDE TO FISHING ON THE DAMPIER ARCHIPELAGO
$15.00 AUD

Woodside Offshore Petroleum. Perth. 1986. 1st Ed. Foreword by Peter Tapper. 80 PP with 1 large folded map, 7 colour photos, 26 sketches & 15 colour plates of fishes by Roger Swainson. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 20 x 23.8. -ISSN 08167311

18061
NATKIEL, Richard & PRESTON, Anthony
ATLAS OF MARITIME HISTORY
$10.00 AUD

Bison Books. London. 1989. Reprint of the 1986 original edition. 256 PP with bw illust. (paintings, photos...) and many coloured maps and plans in text. Half title-page: The cog of the Hanseatic League. Title-page: Magellan in the Straits bearing his name. Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 28.6 x 22.5. 0861242068

Naval battles, the explorers, the evolving patterns of trade and commerce throughout the world...

67282
OPPENHEIM, M.
A HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ROYAL NAVY AND OF MERCHANT SHIPPING IN RELATION TO THE NAVY, From MDIX to MDCLX with an introduction treating of the preceding period
$80.00 AUD

The Shoe String Press, Inc. Ann Arbor, Michigan. 1961. Reprint of the 1896 1st edition. XIII, 411 PP with 3 b/w illust. in text, plus 3 plates. Title page: recto & verso of the Wyard's Medal, 1650. Fp: the "Tiger" of Henry VIII. Navy cloth cover with gilt title on spine (a little dulled). A near fine copy. 22.2 x 14.5.

The Navy between the reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547) and the Commonwealth (1649-1660).

18101
PERLMUTTER, Tom (editor)
WAR MACHINES, SEA
$10.00 AUD

Octopus Books. London. 1975. 1st Ed. 140 PP with tables, and b/w or colour illustrations (plans, photos, drawings). Title-page: Nuclear submarine. Eps: English three-decker running in full sail before the wind. Decorated hard cover, dj. Faint foxing. Very good. 28.6 x 21.2. 0706404157

From Phoenician galleys to Polaris submarines.

66173
PLAYFORD, P. E.
THE WRECK OF THE ZUYTDORP, On the Western Australian coast in 1712
$30.00 AUD

W.A. Historical Society. Perth. 1976. Reprint of the 1959 original article published in "Early Days", Journal and Proceedings of the W. A. Historical Society, Inc. - Vol.5, Part 5, pp.5-41. 36 PP with 3 maps & 7 b/w plates. Pictorial soft cover. 1 post card of the model of Zuytdorp and 4 pages 'The Beardman Jug Replicas', loosely inserted. Fine. 21.3 x 13.6.

A brief account of the other V.O.C. wrecks, then the Zuytdorp wreck, north of Gantheaume Bay.

31675
PLUMMER, Russell
SUPER-FERRIES OF BRITAIN, EUROPE AND SCANDINAVIA
$15.00 AUD

Patrick Stephens Limited. London. 1988. 1st Ed. 144 PP with 4 maps, tables and 147 bw photos plus 8 pages with 18 colour photos. Title spread: Koningin Beatrix. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 25.2 x 19. 0850599237

43106
PLUMMER, Russell
SUPER-FERRIES OF BRITAIN, EUROPE AND SCANDINAVIA
$10.00 AUD

Patrick Stephens Limited. London. 1988. 1st Ed. 144 PP with 4 maps, tables and 147 b/w photos, plus 8 pages with 18 colour photos. Title spread: Koningin Beatrix. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Fine. 25.2 x 19. 0850599237

13976
POOLMAN, Kenneth
THE KELLY
$10.00 AUD

William Kimber. London. 1954. 2nd Ed. 219 PP (5 adv.) with 1 map in text. Fp: "More Like a Submarine". Eps: Map Mediterranean Sea. Cloth cover, gilt title on faded spine. Covers with light wear, o/wise a very good clean copy. 22.2 x 14.5.

The record of HMS Kelly by her only captain. A destroyer which fought on many fronts: North Sea, Norwegian waters, Malta & Crete where she was sunk on May 23rd, 1941.

16601
POPE, Elizabeth & McDONALD Patricia
EXPLORING BETWEEN TIDEMARKS, An Introduction to Seashore Ecology
$10.00 AUD

Australian Museum. Sydney. 1968. 4th Ed. 48 PP with b/w illust. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 24 x 18.5.

18102
PRESTON, Antony (editor)
FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE WORLD, An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Modern Sea Power
$10.00 AUD

Phoebus. London. 1980. 1st Ed. 352 PP with bw and colour illustrations by John Batchelor, and bw & colour photos. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Very good. Large format: 30.5 x 23. 0702600679

The last 40 years of development and modern shipbuilding. Over 400 classes of warships described. From the Abdiel, a fast minelayer of the Royal Navy to the Zulu, a Soviet attack submarine class.

17726
QUARM, Roger
THE SHIP
$10.00 AUD

Scala Publications. London. 1992. 1st Ed., in the Themes in Art series. 64 PP with 38 colour illustrations. Half title page: details of ships in a light breeze by Charles Brooking. Fp: The Battle of Gibraltar. Pictorial laminated boards. Near fine. 23.1 x 17.6. 1857590104

Development of ship paintings from the portraits of the 17th century to the romantic images of the 19th & 20th.

21964
RALLING, Christopher
THE VOYAGE OF CHARLES DARWIN, His autobiographical writings selected and arranged by ...
$10.00 AUD

London. 1979. BBC. Corrected reprint of the 1978 edition. 183 PP with 11 b/w illustrations and 68 colour photos in text. Cloth cover, dj. Closed tear at foot of spine of dust jacket. Occasional foxing. Very good. 23.3 x 16. 0563176024

19312
SHIPWRECKS
NEW SOUTH WALES - HISTORIC SHIPWRECK
$10.00 AUD

Department of Planning. Sydney. 1992. July 1992. Set 1 in the New South Wales Historic Shipwreck series. 22 PP loose leaves, with location map, plan of diving site and a b/w profile of each ship. Contained in a clear plastic envelope. Fine. 29.8 x 21.

Historical and diving information on 10 historic shipwrecks: PS Mimosa - TSS John Penn - Merimbula - Yarra Yarra - PS Commodore - Walter Hood - Ballina - SS Duckenfield - Dunbar - Queen of Nations.

14110
SMITH, Bernard & WHEELER, Alwyne (Editors)
THE ART OF THE FIRST FLEET & other early Australian drawings
$140.00 AUD

Oxford University Press. Melbourne. 1988. 1st Ed. 256 PP with 243 b/w or colour plates and appendixes, notes, bibliography & index. Original cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Faint foxing spots on top outside edges. Folded flyer loosely inserted. Fine. 35 x 25.5. 0195548884

A collector's item.

16199
SPIN, Jacob
SCHEEPSPORTRETTEN
$55.00 AUD

G. Kolff & Co. Amsterdam. 1974. 1st Ed. (4), 60 PP with 4 bw illust. in text, plus 20 magnificent colour plates of frameable size (32cm x 40) in a portfolio at back of book. Eps: Launch of a ship. Cloth cover, vignette on front cover, dj. Dutch text. Fine. Oblong: 32.8 x 41.3.

Portraits of Dutch ships (schooners, windjammers, frigates, clipperships...)

75706
STAMMERS, Michael K.
THE PASSAGE MAKERS
$100.00 AUD

Teredo Books. Brighton, Sussex. 1978. 1st Ed., with an introduction by Ross Osmond. XX, (2), 508 PP with 96 b/w & 22 colour illustrations. FEP: The meeting of the Vision and the Schomberg near the line. REP: Plan of the Liverpool and Birkenhead Dock Estate. Cloth cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dust jacket has a few chips and small piece missing at bottom on the back near the spine and is in a protective sleeve. An otherwise near fine copy of a now scarce item. 25 x 19. 090366206X

Sub-title: The history of the Black Ball Line of Australian Packets, 1852-1871; of the men who founded the Company and guided its fortunes; of their ships and captains, some of whom were amongst the most famous in the annals of Maritime History and many of which have received little notice, of the emigrants both in the days of the Gold Rush and afterwards, and of the other ventures of this outstanding Shipping Company, together with the background to its operation.

18055
STELL, Marion K.
PAM BURRIDGE
$10.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1992. 1st Ed. (12), 204 PP with bw illust. in text plus 16 pages with 7 bw and 18 colour photos. Title page: Pam Burridge. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24.2 x 15.6. 0207173508

Sydney surfer, World Surfing Champion on 23 December 1990 when 25 years old.

72492
STEPHEN, Martin
THE FIGHTING ADMIRALS, British Admirals of the Second World War
$30.00 AUD

Naval Institute Press. Annapolis. 1991. First US Ed. X, 227 PP plus 12 pages with 25 bw photos. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, fine dust jacket in a mylar protective sleeve. Small neat name stamp at top of FFEP, o/wise a fine copy. 24 x 16. 1557502536

The men, their background and upbringing and the battles they fought.

21282
STEWART, Frank
THE PRESENCE OF WHALES, Contemporary Writings on the Whale
$10.00 AUD

Whitecap Books. Vancouver. 1995. 1st Canadian edition. 320 PP with 4 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing. Neaer fine. 22.8 x 15.1. 155110301X

Anthology on the great (blue and fin) whales, the killer whales, the mythic belugas and narwhals.

18064
TEMPLE, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Richard Carnac
NEW LIGHT ON THE MYSTERIOUS TRAGEDY OF THE WORCESTER 1704-1705, An Episode in the Long Struggle between England and Scotland for Union as Great Britain 1603-1707
$20.00 AUD

Ernest Benn. London. 1930. 1st Ed. 491 PP with 2 figures in text, plus 3 maps & 8 b/w plates. Fp: The Custom House of 1714, showing a merchant frigate of the description of the Worcester. Cloth cover. Covers slightly worn, spine sunned. Light foxing, mostly on prelims and last pages, o/wise a very good copy. Ingleton bookplate & Ingleton Catalogue No.12077. 24.2 x 15.5.

The seizure at Leith of the Worcester, on her return from a successful voyage to India. Hanging of her Captain in April 1705, and the ensuing controversy.

16602
VAN DE VOORT, J. P.
DE NEDERLANDSE NOORDZEEVISSERIJ IN OUDE ANSICHTEN
$20.00 AUD

Europese Bibliotheek. Amsterdam. 1983. 5th edition. No Pagination, 160 PP with 156 b/w photos on full page. Pictorial soft cover. Dutch text. Fine. Oblong: 14.4 x 20.6. 902882233X

The Dutch North Sea fishery and fishing in old picture post cards.

18689
VILLIERS, Captain Alan
MEN, SHIPS AND THE SEA
$30.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1962. 1st Ed. Foreword by Melville Bell Grosvenor. 436 PP with 442 illustrations (260 in full colour and 27 maps). FEP: The anatomy of a sailing ship (Clipper Young America). REP: The Anatomy of a steamship (Cargo Passenger Liner Mormacpride). Decorated cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket with chips and rubbed patches and now in a protective sleeve. Contents are near fine. 28.7 x 19.8.

Man's ingenuity and courage to find a way to cross the oceans which cover more than two-thirds of the earth. A story of how the ship was fashioned, its evolution and Man's uses of it.

72489
WADE, Frank
A MIDSHIPMAN'S WAR, A Young Man in the Mediterranean Naval War 1941-1943
$30.00 AUD

Cordillera. Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 1994. 1st Ed. 256 PP with 5 plans, 7 maps, 8 drawings and 93 bw photos in text. Hard cover, dust jacket. Small neat name stamp of previous owner on FFEP, o/wise a fine copy. 23.5 x 145.5. 189559006X

22806
WATSON, Milton H.
FLAGSHIPS OF THE LINE - A Celebration of the World's Three-funnel Liners
$10.00 AUD

Patrick Stephens. Wellingborough. 1988. 1st Ed. 184 PP with 21 head pieces (house-flags) and 180 b/w photos. FEP: Queen Mary departs from New York. REP: Docked in New York in September 1939 were Ile de France, Normandie, Queen Mary, Aquitania and Rex. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 24.5 x 20.8. 0850599318

15974
WHALE, Derek M
THE LINERS OF LIVERPOOL, Part I
$10.00 AUD

Countywise Limited. Birkenhead. 1986. 1st Ed. Foreword by Michael Stammers. 114, (1 publications) PP with 84 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing. Near fine. 21 x 14.8. 0907768113

On the people (passengers and crew) who travelled on these liners.