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15888
APPLETON, Thomas E.
USQUE AD MARE, A History of the Canadian Coast Guard and Marine Services
$20.00 AUD

Dept. of Transport. Ottawa. 1968. 1st Ed. XIV, 318 PP with 110 b/w illust. in text plus several appendices. Fp: Canadian Coast Guard Ship Relay. FEP: Map of Canada showing the Marine Bases & Northern Operations Routes. REP: Plan & particulars of the triple-screw steam turbo-electric Arctic patrol icebreaker C.C.G.S. Louis S. St.-Laurent. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine (sunned). Gilt device on front cover. Ingleton bookplate on front endpaper. Faint foxing. Very good. 23.5 x 15.5.

18617
AVERY, Derek (editor)
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FIGHTING FORCES
$20.00 AUD

Chevprime Limited. London. 1989. 1st Ed. 609 PP with bw and colour illust. in text. Laminated pictorial boards, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 31.2 x 24.2. 1853611077

United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. Their history since their inception. A tribute and an explanation for every defensive action taken by the USA in two hundred years of their history.

15893
BAKER, W.A. & TRYCKARE, Tre
THE ENGINE POWERED VESSEL, From Paddle-Wheeler to Nuclear Ship
$15.00 AUD

Crescent Books. New York. 1972. 1st U.S. edition. 268 PP with 225 b/w & colour illustrations. Hard cover, decorated boards, dj. Very good. Oblong: 25.7 x 27.2.

The development of increased efficiency in the use of energy by ships, the key steps which led to a revolution in marine transport.

16187
BALL, Robert W.D.
NAUTICAL ANTIQUES with Value Guide
$65.00 AUD

Schiffer. Atglen, Pen., USA. 1994. 1st Ed. 238 PP, with 2 pages of value guide & b/w photos. Marbled endpapers. Hard cover, dj (spine a little faded). Former owner's bookplate on inside of front cover. Near fine. 28.8 x 22.2. 0887406025

A compendium of nautical artifacts: scrimshaw, ship models, nautical instruments .. figureheads, etc...and value guide.

17612
BASS, George F.
OLDEST KNOWN SHIPWRECK REVEALS SPLENDOURS OF THE BRONZE AGE [in National Geographic Magazine, Volume 172, No.6, 1987]
$5.00 AUD

N.G.S. Washington. 1987. Volume 172, No.6, December 1987. Includes article from P.692 to 733 with 1 map, 1 bw photo and 48 colour photos. Pict. soft cover. Fine. 25.4 x 17.5.

Shipwreck off Ulun Burun which: sunk in the 14th century B.C.

15031
BASSETT, Jan (editor)
GREAT SOUTHERN LANDINGS, An Anthology of Antipodean Travel
$10.00 AUD

Oxford University Press. Melbourne. 1995. 1st Ed. XVI, 328 PP. hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 22.2 x 14. 0195535820

Writings on Australia by dreamers such as Jonathan Swift and his Gulliver's Travels, sailors and explorers, artists, scientists, missionaries... and sightseers.

17159
BIEL, Steven
DOWN WITH THE OLD CANOE, A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster
$15.00 AUD

W.W. Norton. New York. 1996. 1st Ed. (X), 300 PP with 22 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj (price-clipped). Fine. 21.5 x 14.3. 039303965X

According to the author, once the Titanic had sunk, she became an icon for America's most extreme notions about technology, theology, commerce, politics, gender, race and class.

17090
BIRCH, T.W.
MAPS, Topographical and Statistical
$20.00 AUD

Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1966. Reprint of the 1964 second edition (original of 1949). XIV, 240 PP with 99 figures in text and on 7 plates plus 8 plates with photos and maps. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Name of previous owner on front endpaper. Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 23.8 x 17.5.

21064
BOUR, William
UN MOLLUSQUE NACRIER DU PACIFIQUE, Biologie, Ecologie et Gestion Rationnelle d'un Mollusque Nacrier du Pacifique: Le Troca (Trochus Niloticus L.) de Nouvelle-Calédonie
$30.00 AUD

ORSTOM. Paris. 1992. 1st Ed. 174 PP with 48 fig. including 5 colour photos & 3 colour maps, plus 30 tables in text. Pictorial card cover. Fine. French text. 26.5. x 20.8. 270991090X

15065
BOYD-SMITH, Peter & Jan
SOUTHAMPTON IN FOCUS
$15.00 AUD

Steamship Publications. Southampton. 1996. 1st Ed. VIII, 86 PP with b/w period illustrations (photos, engravings, drawings). Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Signed by the author on title page. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 30.2 x 21.5. 0952369656

Southampton between 1850 and 1960. The town centre, the waterfront, St Mary's, Chapel & Northam...

18078
BROADWATER, John D.
YORKTOWN SHIPWRECK [in National Geographic Magazine]
$5.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1988. Volume 173, No.6, June 1988. Includes article from P.804 to 823 with 1 plan, 2 maps, and 24 colour illust. Pict. soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.5. -ISSN 00279358

At the climax of the American Revolution, Lord Charles Cornwallis, facing combined United States and French forces, scuttled ships in the York River to prevent a naval assault on Yorktown, Virginia.

19463
BURNELL, John
BOMBAY IN THE DAYS OF QUEEN ANNE, Being an account of the Settlement written by John Burnell
$100.00 AUD

Hakluyt Society. London. 1933. 1st Ed. No. LXXII, in the Second series, with an Introduction and Notes by Samuel T. Sheppard. XXX, 192 PP plus 3 maps. Fp: Bombay Castle in its modern surroundings. Cloth cover, gilt device on front and back cover, gilt title on spine (faded). Bookplate on front endpaper. A near fine copy. Scarce. 22.6 x 15.

Bombay in the 1710's and adventures in Bengal which he reached in 1712.

15041
BURRETT, Tony & KEMP, Barry
HARBOURS IN ACTION
$10.00 AUD

Ward Lock Limited. London. 1976. 1st Ed. 46 PP with b/w and colour illustrations (including 34 HouseFlags and Funnels). Title spread: Modern liner off New York. Laminated pictorial boards. Very good. 25.5 x 20.5. 0706351592

History, industrial development, handling cargoes...

17661
BUSH, Captain Eric Wheler (editor)
THE FLOWERS OF THE SEA - An Anthology of Quotations, Poems and Prose
$20.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. London. 1962. 1st Ed. XXVI, 350 PP. Cloth cover, title on front cover and spine, dj (price-clipped). Discreet stamp of previous owner on front endpaper, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16.

Reference to the sea and life upon it, extracts from all forms of literature including inscriptions, letters, articles and plays.

18072
CARSE, Robert
THE SEAFARERS, A History of Maritime America 1620-1820
$10.00 AUD

Harper & Row. New York. 1964. 1st Ed. XI, (3), 306 PP with 12 bw illust. by Ray Houlihan. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 21.7 x 14.5.

From the Mayflower and its shipload of farmers and tradesmen, how they were forced to turn to the sea for survival, and how they soon discovered there was a fortune to be earned in fishing and in trading.

19333
CASTLETON, Philip
LAST VOYAGE OF A JINXED SHIP - The Wreck of the "LOCH ARD" (in Geo Magazine Volume 14, No. 2, May-July 1992)
$10.00 AUD

Australasia's Geographical Magazine. Sydney. 1992. Includes article from P.74 to 85 with 2 maps, 11 b/w and 5 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 23 x 20.3.

The wreck of the Loch Ard on the reef off Mutton Bird Island.

17735
CHARLWOOD, Don
SETTLERS UNDER SAIL
$5.00 AUD

Government Printing Office. Melbourne. 1980. Reprint of the 1978 original. 28 PP with 1 map, 2 plans, 1 colour photo, and 43 bw illust. Inside back cover: tall ship. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 29.7 x 20.8. 0724182314

15436
CLOSE, Robert S.
PRENDS-MOI MATELOT!
$20.00 AUD

Editions du Chêne. Paris. 1947. 1st French edition, translated from the Australian original Love Me Sailor. 433, (6 adv.) PP with 32 b/w illust. by M. Philippeaux. Pictorial soft cover. Ageing of paper. French text. Very good. 18.5 x 11.7.

Love me sailor: book about sailors and the life at sea. The critics in French newspapers were thrilled by this novel, whereas in Australia, it was banned for a time. Robert S. Close has described with superlative control the strange atmosphere of the three-master (in Le Berry Républicain). Assuredly a great piece - very strongly etched in the Hugo style (in Le Figaro Littéraire). Robert Close was an Australian author.

16298
CONNETT, Eugene V. (editor)
YACHTING IN NORTH AMERICA, Along the Atlantic & Pacific & Gulf Coasts, and on the Great Lakes and on the Western and Canadian Lakes & Rivers
$20.00 AUD

D. Van Nostrand. New York. 1948. 1st Ed. XIV, 750 PP with 31 pages of maps, 3 pages on Sound signals plus 76 pages with 156 bw photos. Fp: bowsprit. Cloth cover, gilt device engraved on front cover, gilt title on spine. Very good. 26 x 19.5.

The Atlantic coast from Cape Breton Island to the Bahamas, by William H. Taylor. The Mississippi river system, by Spencer A. Merrell. Puget Sound and Vancouver waters, by Charles D. Ogden...

52486
COOTE, Captain John O. (editor)
THE FABER BOOK OF THE SEA. An Anthology
$15.00 AUD

Faber and Faber. London. 1989. 1st Ed. XIV, 406 PP. Hard cover, dj. Ageing and foxing of paper on outside edges. Very good. 24.2 x 16. 0571153615

Collection of maritime literature giving an intimate history of man's relationship with the sea. Captains and crew, sweethearts and wives, trade in peace time, war at sea...

16380
COUSTEAU, Capt. Jacques-Yves
AT HOME IN THE SEA, Pioneering a New Underwater World for Man, French Oceanauts live for a month in a Submerged Colony on a Red Sea Reef (in National Geographic Magazine)
$10.00 AUD

N.G.S. Washington. 1964. Volume 125, No.4, April 1964. Contains article between P.465 and 507, with 1 map, 41 colour illustrations (35 photos). Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 25.5 x 17.5.

16381
COUSTEAU, Jacques-Yves
THE OCEAN, A Perspective, An Era of Discovery, Blue-Water Life by Night (in National Geographic Magazine, Volume 160, No.6, 1981)
$15.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1981. Volume 160, No.6, December 1981. Contains article between P.780 and 847, with many colour illustrations, plus a large folded map of the world on recto and the world ocean floor on verso. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 25.5 x 17.5.

21344
COUSTEAU, Jacques-Yves & PACCALET, Yves
JACQUES COUSTEAU WHALES
$15.00 AUD

Harry N. Abrams. New York. 1988. 1st US edition, translated from the 1986 French original "La Planète des Baleines" by I. Mark Paris. 280 PP with 283 illust. (over 200 in colour). Illustrated title page, half title page and endpapers. Cloth cover, dj. Near fine. 30.5 x 24. 0810910462

Comprehensive book on the realm of the whale. Superb iconography.

15087
DAVIES, K. & K.A.
OLD NORFOLK TOWN, The past in pictures
$10.00 AUD

K.& K.A. Davies. Norfolk Island. 1980. 1st Ed. 77 PP with b/w illustrations & a list of those who landed on Norfolk Island from Pitcairn on June 8, 1856. Inside front cover: The Bounty Folk Museum. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. Oblong: 18 x 24.

19571
DE LA CROIX, Robert
MYSTERIES OF THE PACIFIC
$25.00 AUD

The John Day Co. New York. 1957. 1st US edition. Translated from the French original by James Cleugh. 252 PP. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 21 x 14.

What happened to the Comte de La Pérouse. The whaler Essex sunk by a whale... The riddle of Amelia Earhart's last flight.

74479
DE LA CROIX, Robert
MYSTERIES OF THE PACIFIC
$20.00 AUD

Frederick Muller. London. 1957. 1st illustrated edition. Translated from the French original by James Cleugh. 230 PP plus 12 pages with 18 b/w photos. Hard cover with light wear, top edge tinted. Light foxing around edges, half-title page miscut with corresponding tiny piece at bottom missing in margin of title page. Contents are near fine. 21 x 14.

What happened to the Comte de La Pérouse. The whaler Essex sunk by a whale... The riddle of Amelia Earhart's last flight.

17615
DRAPER, Sarah
SHIPWRECKS
$15.00 AUD

National Maritime Museum. Greenwich. 1992. 1st Ed. in the Maritime Collections series. 32 PP with 9 bw and 45 colour illust. Pict. card cover. Fine. 21 x 14.7. 0948065133

Wrecks of the Mary Rose, the Spanish Armada, the Royal George...

22638
DUNMORE, John
VISIONS & REALITIES, France in the Pacific 1695-1995
$15.00 AUD

Heritage Press. Waikanae, New Zealand. 1997. 1st Ed. 320 PP with b/w illust. (maps, photos) in text. Pict. card cover. Fine. 21 x 14.8. 0908708416

The first complete history of the French presence in the Pacific from the days of Louis XIV to the post-nuclear period, including the political development of all the French territories.

16306
EGLINTON, Edmund
THE LAST OF THE SAILING COASTERS - Reminiscences and observations of the days in the Severn trows, coasting ketches and schooners
$10.00 AUD

National Maritime Museum / HMSO. London. 1982. 1st Ed. VIII, 131 PP with 1 map, plus 16 pages with 20 b/w plates. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Slight ageing of paper, occasional foxing and an old tape mark on front endpaper, o/wise very good. 22.2 x 14.2. 0112903363

15083
FENTON, Roy & CLARKSON, John
SHIPS IN FOCUS RECORD - Issue Number 3, Volume 1
$15.00 AUD

J. & M. Clarkson. London. 1997. Issue No. 3. Pages 129 to 192 with 105 bw photos in text. Pict. card cover. Fine. 29.8 x 21. -ISSN 13631675

Issue concentrating on the ships of the Mersey and the port of Liverpool. The Yeoward Line, Ropner trunk-deck steamers, R.W. Leyland and the mighty Ditton...

15084
FINCH, Alan and Valrie
LORD HOWE ISLAND
$20.00 AUD

Rigby. Adelaide. 1968. 1st Ed. (12), 160 PP, plus 8 pages with 11 b/w photos (1 on double pzge). Eps: Location map off East Australian coast and map of Lord Howe Island. Hard cover, dj. Foxing on outside edges. Very good. 22.2 x 14.2.

Discovery, settlement in the great days of whaling, palm-seed industry... the people.

21151
FINKEL, George
ANTARCTICA, THE HEROIC AGE
$10.00 AUD

Collins. Sydney. 1976. 1st Ed. 160 PP plus 8 PP with 16 b/w photos. Eps: Part of Antarctica with route of 4 expeditions. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 21.5 x 14. 0001950266

The exploration of Scott 1901/04, Shackleton 1908/09, Amundsen 1910/12 and Scott 1912/13.

15086
FIRSTBROOK, Peter
THE VOYAGE OF THE "MATTHEW", John Cabot and the Discovery of North America
$15.00 AUD

BBC Books. London. 1997. 1st Ed. 192 PP with bw and colour illust. Title spread: the "Matthew". Hard cover, pict. dj. Near fine. 25.2 x 19.5. 0563387645

John Cabot, his landing on the North American continent 500 years ago. The re-enactment voyage from Bristol in 1997. Chapter 3: designing Cabot's caravel.

62063
LE FLEMING, H.M.
WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I, No. 3 Destroyers (British and German)
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1962. Reprint. 80 PP with tables, 3 pages of drawings & 67 b/w photos. Title page: H.M.S. Tempest (Admiralty 'R' Class) dropping depth charges. Pict. card cover. Very good. 18 x 12.

827 British and German destroyers of the WWI period.

15655
FLEURIEU, Charles P.C.
A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD 1790-1792 PERFORMED BY ETIENNE MARCHAND (In Two Volumes)
$60.00 AUD

N. Israel. Amsterdam. 1969. Facsimile reprint of 1801 original English edition. Nos. 23 & 24 in the Bibliotheca Australiana series. Volume I: (VIII), CXXVIII, 361 PP, plus 8 plates including 4 folded charts. Volume II: XII, 504 PP, plus 105 PP comprising the journal of the route of the ship 'Solide' in 1790, 1791 & 1792. Simile vellum, gilt title on blue vignette (front cover & spine). Fine. This is a heavy item and postage will be higher than usual. Please ask for a quote. 26 x 21.

18086
FOSTER, Simon
HIT THE BEACH !, Amphibious Warfare from the Plains of Abraham to San Carlos Water
$15.00 AUD

Arms & Armour Press. London. 1995. 1st Ed. 223 PP with 9 maps, plus 48 pages with 90 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24 x 16. 1854092685

Study of four amphibious campaigns: Quebec in 1759, Dardanelles in 1915-16, Inchon, South Korea in 1950, and San Carlos, Falkland Islands in 1982.

15104
FREMANTLE, Admiral Sir C. H.
DIARY & LETTERS OF ADMIRAL Sir C.H. FREMANTLE, G.C.B. RELATING TO THE FOUNDING OF THE COLONY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1829
$30.00 AUD

Fremantle Arts Centre Press. Fremantle. 1985. Reprint of the 1979 edition based on the 1928 original edited by Lord Cottesloe. Introduction by Ruth Marchant James. (IV), 94 PP with 1 map. Fp: Portrait of Admiral Sir C.H. Fremantle. Card cover, dj. Fine. 21.5 x 15. 0909144192

Captain Charles Fremantle took formal possession of the West Coast of Australia on 2nd May 1829, and remained in the Swan River colony for 4 months. Facsimile of his diary.

17627
GILLMER, Thomas
A HISTORY OF WORKING WATERCRAFT OF THE WESTERN WORLD
$20.00 AUD

International Marine. Camden, Maine, USA. 1994. 2nd edition of the 1974 original Working Watercraft. XII, 276 PP with 302 b/w illust. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 24.2 x 19.2. 007023616X

Their origins - Northern European watercraft - Traditional working boats of the British Islands - Mediterranean boats: lineage and style - The Iberian influence - The North American maritime heritage.

17611
GODDIO, Franck
SAN DIEGO, An Account of Adventure, Deceit, and Intrigue [in National Geographic Magazine, Volume 186, No.1, 1994]
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1994. Volume 186, No.1, July 1994. Includes article from P.34 to 57 with 1 map & 27 colour illust. Pict. soft cover. Fine. 25.4 x 17.5.

Sea battle of the 14 December 1600, between the Dutch vessels Mauritius and Eendracht and the Spanish San Diego and San Bartolomé off the coast of Luzon. Dives and excavations on the wreck of the San Diego began in 1992.

17004
GRAEME-EVANS, Alex & WILSON, Peter
BUILT TO LAST, The story of the Shipwrights of Port Cygnet, Tasmania, and their boats 1863-1997
$20.00 AUD

Tasbook Publishers. Woodbridge, Tasmania. 1996. 2nd edition in December 1996 of the November 1996 original. X, 134 PP with bw illust. (plans, photos) in text. Title page: "Good Intent" on the slips at Martins Point, circa 1893. Inside cover: John Wilson and Sons shipyard late 1903 at Robleys Point. Pictorial soft covers are creased. Stamp of the Maritime Museum of Tasmania on FFEP, otherwise a good copy. 29.8 x 20.8. 0646296167

17617
GREEN, Jeremy
LOOKING FOR KHUBILAI KHAN (in Geo Magazine Volume 5, No.4, December 1983-January 1984)
$10.00 AUD

Australasia's Geographical Magazine. Sydney. 1984. Includes article from P.58 to 69 with 1 map and 14 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 23 x 20.3.

Applying a recently developed colour sonar system which detects large objects buried under sand, Japanese maritime archaeologists are probing Japan's Bay of Imari for Khubilai Khan's sunken fleet.

19342
GROENEWEGEN, G.
VERZAMELING Van Vier en tachtig Stuks HOLLANDSCHE SCHEPEN, Geteekend en IN KOPER GEBRAGT, door ... 1789
$15.00 AUD

No Place. c. 1960. Facsimile reprint of 1789 Rotterdam original edition, published by J. van den Brink. No pagination. (4), 168 pages with 84 pen & ink drawings on full page. Laminated boards. Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. Dutch text. Oblong: 18 x 22.

Drawings by G. Groenewegen of different types of Dutch vessels and craft of the 18th Century.

19032
GROUSHKO, Michael
LOST TREASURES OF THE WORLD
$15.00 AUD

Multimedia Books. London. 1993. Reprint of 1986 original. 192 PP with bw and colour illust. Fp: Research in Egypt. Half title page: Coins on sea floor. Eps: Battle at sea. Laminated pict. boards, dj. Fine. 29.5 x 23.2. 185375126X

Buried treasures of pirates, treasures of sunken ships...

16490
HALL, Cyril
THE SEA AND ITS WONDERS
$10.00 AUD

Gresham. London. c.1930. 1st edition in The Gresham Library of Knowledge. 256 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 32 b/w plates. Cloth cover, gilt-engraved spine. Foxing, o/wise very good condition. Image shows title-page and frontispiece. 20 x 14.

Encompasses all the knowledge at the time: marine biology, geophysics, oceanography, meteorology, fishing, etc.. up to the disappearance of the five-masted barque, Danish training ship, Kobenhaven.

15085
HOARE, Merval
THE DISCOVERY OF NORFOLK ISLAND
$10.00 AUD

AGPS. Canberra. 1974. 1st Ed. X, 23 PP with 2 charts and 6 portraits. Fp: Captain James Cook. Title page: Norfolk pine. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 25 x 17.5. 0642005737

16301
HOLLINGSWORTH, Alan
THE WAY OF A YACHT, An introduction to the comparative anatomy of offshore sailing craft
$5.00 AUD

Douglas, David & Charles. Vancouver. 1974. 1st Canadian edition. 136 PP with tables, figures & 23 b/w plates. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 24.6 x 18.5. 0715363425

Design of deep-sea sailing craft... Explanations on the working of the various rating rules.

19711
HOOD, T.H.
NOTES OF A CRUISE IN H.M.S. FAWN IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC IN THE YEAR 1862
$250.00 AUD

Edmonston & Douglas. Edinburgh. 1863. 1st Ed. XII, 268 PP with 4 illust in text plus 16 full page plates, and 1 folded chart. Fp: House at Faleasau. Rebound in brown cloth. Title page trimmed and pasted down on new support, renewed endpapers, corners slightly bumped. Still a good clean copy. Scarce. 23.8 x 15.5.

Cruise from Auckland to Niue, Samoa, Uvea (Wallis Island), Horne Island (Futuna), Kunaie, or the Isle of Pines, Port de France (Nouméa), Norfolk Island and Sydney.

19385
HORTON, Edward
THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SUBMARINE
$10.00 AUD

Book Club Associates. London. 1974. Reprint. 160 PP with bw illustr. (drawings, plans & photos) in text. Title-page: Morning exercises on a Russian Pacific Fleet submarine in 1955. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 25.5 x 19.5.

15890
HOYT, Edwin P.
AMERICAN STEAMBOAT STORIES
$10.00 AUD

Abelard-Schuman. New York. 1966. 1st ed. 128 PP with 10 b/w illustrations by Ann Grifalconi. Fp. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Near fine. 21.8 x 14.5.

History & story-telling of steamboating in America since the 17th Century with Robert Fulton.

15075
INGLETON, Geoffrey C.
MATTHEW FLINDERS, Navigator and Chartmaker (In Two Volumes)
$750.00 AUD

Genesis Publications / Hedley Australia. London. 1986. De Luxe Edition limited to 500 copies and numbered (No. 249/550). Volume I: XXIV, 467 PP with 252 text illustrations plus 16 colour plates & 16 b/w plates. Fp: Flinders' Investigator and Baudin's Le Géographe, 8th April, 1802. Volume II: Matthew Flinders, Private Journal 1803-1814. VI, 366 PP. Fp: Chart of Isle of France or Mauritius. Handbound in quarter leather and master printed on archival paper, all edges gilt. Gilt decoration on front cover, spine with raised bands. The gilt lettering and gilt on decorations on spines have largely been lost. Cloth cover slipcase. Signed by the author. A near fine set. Scarce. This is a heavy item and postage will be higher than usual. Please ask for a quote. Large folio: 31 x 23. 0904351327

19664
JANE, Fred T.
THE BRITISH BATTLE-FLEET, Its Inception and Growth throughout the Centuries
$30.00 AUD

Conway Maritime Press. London. 1997. Reprint of the 1912 original, in the Conway Classics Series. Introduction by Anthony Preston. XVI, 406 PP with b/w illust. (plans & photos) in text plus 48 pages with bw & many colour plates including 24 by W.L. Wyllie. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dedicatory note at top of FFEP, o/wise a fine copy. 23.5 x 15. 0851777236

15118
JENNINGS, Eric
MANSFIELDS, Transport and Distribution in South-East Asia
$30.00 AUD

Meridian Communications (Sea). Singapore. 1973. 1st Ed. 48 PP with b/w & colour illust. FEP: View of Singapore in 1861. REP: Map of Singapore in 1881. Decorated hard cover with chipped dust jacket (now in a protective sleeve). Light foxing on endpapers and around outside edges, o/wise a near fine copy. Scarce. 27.3 x 17.

An Eastern shipping house which started as a shipchandlery in the 1870's and became a great shipping agency with diverse interests in transport & distribution.

21685
KAEPPLER, Adrienne L. (editor)
COOK VOYAGE ARTIFACTS, in Leningrad, Berne and Florence Museums
$100.00 AUD

Bishop Museum Press. Honolulu, Hawaii. 1978. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication No. 66. X, 186 PP with 9 colour (8 on full page) and 251 b/w illustrations. Fp (in colour): plate with Hawaiian objects. Pictorial stiff covers. Fine condition. Scarce. 28 x 21.5. 091024023X

The James Cook collection in the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Leningrad. The Webber collection, Berne. Notes on an Ethnographic collection made during the Third Voyage of Cook and preserved until the end of the last century in the Royal Museum of Physics and Natural History in Florence.

18861
KING, Jonathan
AUSTRALIA'S FIRST FLEET - The Voyage and the Re-enactment 1788/1988
$10.00 AUD

Fairfax / Robertsbridge & Australia Post Sydney. 1988. Reprint of the 1987 original. 248 PP with b/w sketches & colour illust. Hard cover, dj (Bounty with flag of Australia Post). Near fine. 30.7 x 22. 0947178562

Official story of the re-enactment setting the proper historical perspective against the events of 1788.

18524
KNOX-JOHNSTON, Robin
CAPE HORN, A Maritime History
$20.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1995. 1st Ed. 240 PP with 2 maps in text. Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 24 x 15.6. 0340415274

Cape Horn: the most feared of all the world's capes. The age of discovery (Magellan, Schooten & Lemaitre from the City of Horn,...), age of exploration with scientists like Darwin, ... the windjammers... up to the age of the racing yachts.

14158
LENTON, H. T. & COLLEDGE, J. J.
WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II - Part 3: Sloops of the Royal and Dominion Navies
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1962. 1st Ed. 96 PP with tables & 47 b/w photos. Card covers, pictorial front. Covers rubbed and short tear at lower part of front cover (rubbed), o/wise contents clean and still a very good copy. 18 x 12.

19685
LEVER, Darcy
THE YOUNG SEA OFFICER'S SHEET ANCHOR, Or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship with An Appendix containing several figures illustrative of novelties and improvements in rigging, &c&c&c.
$900.00 AUD

John Richardson. London. 1835. New Edition and probably 3rd English edition. XII, (II), 124 PP plus 113 plates (printed back to back) with 687 figures plus 3 plates (printed back to back) with 17 figures (In Appendix), followed by a Dictionary of Sea Terms (Pages 117 to 124). Rebacked copy retaining original morocco covers, raised bands, gilt lettering ("Rigging & Seamanship") on spine, lettering on foot of spine a little faded/rubbed. Signature: Wm. St. John Hornby, 1854, on original endpaper. Title-page has a repaired closed tear. Light foxing, otherwise a very good complete copy of a scarce item. Image shows title-page. 27.5 x 22.5.

Darcy Lever was born around 1760 and as a young man he went out to India where he acquired his nautical skills. On his return to England he settled first of all in Leeds and later at Pontefract. He died at Edinburgh in 1837. His book was very successful and for almost 40 years remained the text book on the subject within both the Royal Navy and in the merchant service. It remains one of the principal sources of information on the subject today. Illustrated with over 600 drawings and diagrams engraved onto 113 plates, the book explains in clear and easy terms every aspect of the art of seamanship, rigging and ship-handling from the days of wooden ships and sail. The book is invaluable to the ship model-maker but it is also of prime importance for the study of masts, spars, rigging, blocks, ropes, knotting, braces, sails, shrouds, ....

15131
LEWIS, David & GEORGE, Mimi
ICEBOUND IN ANTARCTICA
$20.00 AUD

William Heinemann Australia. Melbourne. 1981. 1st Australian Edition. XIV, 242 PP with 2 maps & 4 figures, plus 16 pages with 29 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 24 x 15.8. 0855611413

The 1982-1984 expedition to the southern polar ice-cap, on board the yacht Dick Smith Explorer.

17877
LIBERMAN, Cy and Pat
THE MYSTIQUE OF TALL SHIPS
$5.00 AUD

Galahad Books. New York. 1989. Reprint of the 1986 original. 191 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges and endpapers, o/wise very good. 27.8 x 21.5. 0883657473

History of sail, from prehistoric times through the whaling era to the present. Tales of tall ships & their exploits. Intriguing details of shipboard life then & now.

15115
LONEY, Jack
OLD DAYS AND WAYS ALONG THE SOUTH COAST, Tales From the Surf and Shipwreck Coasts
$15.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Portarlington. 1992. 1st Ed. 78 PP with 1 map & 4 b/w photos, plus 2 pages with 4 colour photos & 28 pages with 57 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21.5 x 17.5. 0909191484

Stories and incidents between Queenscliff and Warrnambool.

17582
LONEY, Jack
AUSTRALIA'S SHIPWRECK COAST AND OTHER STORIES
$15.00 AUD

Author. Geelong. 1986. 1st Ed. 103 PP with 4 maps & 117 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21.5 x 18.6. 0909244294

Wreck sites, graves, memorials to seamen and passengers...

17642
LONEY, Jack
AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS, Volume 2: 1851-1871
$20.00 AUD

Reed. Sydney. 1980. 1st Ed. 239 PP with 15 b/w illust. Eps: Map of Australia. Hard cover, dj (a little chipped). Near fine. 24.6 x 18.2. 0589501003

18829
LONEY, Jack
WRECKERS, SMUGGLERS AND PIRATES, In South Eastern Australian Waters
$15.00 AUD

Marine History. Portarlington. 1989. 1st Ed. VI, 106 PP with 4 maps & 80 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Spine is sunned, o/wise a near fine copy. 24 x 17.8. 0909191395

17117
MACFARLANE, Lindsey
MARINE OILS
$15.00 AUD

National Maritime Museum. Greenwich. 1992. 1st Ed. in the Maritime Collections series. 32 PP with 45 colour illust. Pict. soft cover. Fine. 21 x 14.7. 094806515X

Dutch 17th century, 18th century English school, portraits...

18445
MACINTYRE, Captain Donald
THE ADVENTURE OF SAIL 1520-1914
$15.00 AUD

Ferndale Editions. London. 1979. Reprint of the 1970 original. Introduction by Uffa Fox. 256 PP with 265 b/w illust. & 44 colour plates in text. Title-page: 17th Century Compass Card. Half-title page: The building of the Ark. Illustrated endpapers. Hard cover, device in blind on front cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. Oblong: 25.3 x 31.5. 0905746015

Illustrated history of sailing ships and contemporary accounts of historic voyages, extracts from journals of famous mariners and classic sea tales.

16098
MAGUGLIN, Robert O.
THE QUEEN MARY, The Official Pictorial History
$15.00 AUD

Wrather Port Properties/Sequoia. Long Beach. 1985. 1st Ed. 120 PP with profuse b/w & colour photos on glossy paper. Pictorial card covers. Very good. 30.2 x 23. 0866790152

The career of Cunard's Queen Mary, the stateliest ship, from her launching in 1934 until 1967 when she was sold to the City of Long Beach.

18066
MARTIN, J.H. & BENNETT, Geoffrey
PICTORIAL HISTORY OF SHIPS
$10.00 AUD

Octopus Books. London. 1977. 1st Ed. 192 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Title spread: Queen Mary. Eps: Warship firing guns. Illustrated hard cover, dj. Very good. 32.5 x 24. 0706406257

The age of fighting sail - Great ocean liners - History of ship design - Voyages of adventure...

18079
MATTINGLY, Garrett
THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA
$15.00 AUD

Jonathan Cape. London. 1959. Second impression of October 1959. 382 PP with 2 maps plus 16 pages with 20 bw illust. Fp: Queen Elizabeth I, the Armada Portrait. Eps: The track of the Spanish Armada. Hard cover: marbled boards and cloth spine, dj (rubbed). Foxing of first and last pages, and on outside edges, o/wise very good. 23.5 x 16.

Operations of 1587 & 1588. Battles along the South Coast of Cornwall and England: 29th July to 9th of August 1588.

71644
McLELLAN, R. S.
ANCHOR LINE 1856-1956
$50.00 AUD

Anchor Line Ltd. Glasgow. 1956. 1st Ed. 184 PP with 1 colour (house flag) & 4 b/w illust., and 47 b/w photos of ships. Fp: Photo of Anchor Line Head Office in Glasgow. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dust jacket is a little soiled around edges with a few small repaired chips. Light foxing on outside edges. Contents are near fine. Scarce. 22.8 x 15.

Handysides & Co., commenced business as ship brokers in 1838, trading to the Baltic. Thomas Henderson joined the firm in 1852, and in 1856 the "Anchor Line" started trading to Australia. Fleet list from P.139 to 160.

22225
MILLER, William H.
TRANSATLANTIC LINERS 1945-1980
$25.00 AUD

David & Charles. Newton Abbot. 1981. 1st Ed. 222 PP with b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket is price-clipped with a few small chips and sunned spine. A few small spots on endpapers, o/wise a near fine copy. 25.5 x 17.5. 0715380206

Information and technical details on every liner classed by shipping line. From the America Banner Lines and their "Atlantic" and "La Guardia", to the Zim Lines and their "Israel", "Jerusalem", "Shalom" & "Zion".

16296
MITCHELL, Carleton
ISLES OF THE CARIBBEES
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1966. 1st Ed. 208 PP with 7 colour maps and 215 illust. (2 in bw). Title spread: The cruiser-racer Finisterre off Petit Piton, St. Lucia. FEP: French map of the Caribbees, in 1688 by Père Coronelli of Venice. REP: The theater of war in America..., by Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam. Cloth cover, title and gilt device on front board. Foxing. Very good. 26 x 18.

18076
MORDAL, Jacques
TWENTY-FIVE CENTURIES OF SEA WARFARE
$10.00 AUD

Souvenir Press. London. 1965. 1st English edition translated by Len Ortzen from the 1959 French original "25 Siècles de Guerre sur Mer". XIX, 419 PP with 90 drawings & maps, plus 14 pages with 30 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Foxing, o/wise very good. 22 x 14.5.

15141
MULRENNAN, Monica
TOWARDS A MARINE STRATEGY FOR TORRES STRAIT (MaSTS)
$20.00 AUD

North Australia Research Unit - A.N.U. & Torres Strait Island Coordinating Council. Canberra. 1993. 1st Ed. XII, 52 PP with 2 maps plus 4 pages Executive Summary, Marine Strategy for Torres Strait (MaSTS) loosely inserted. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 29.6 x 20.8. 0731515455

Conservation, environment, development... of the Torres Strait Islands.

15132
MURPHY, John Stewart & KEEPING, Charles
DOCKS AND HARBOURS, How they were Built
$5.00 AUD

OUP. London. 1966. 1st Ed. 32 PP with bw illust. Pict. card covers (rubbed). Ex-library copy ( 2 stamps), renewed endpapers, o/wise very good. 25.2 x 19. 192731092

22340
NEILL, Peter, & KROHN, Barbara Ehrenwald (editors)
GREAT MARITIME MUSEUMS OF THE WORLD
$75.00 AUD

Balsam Press & Harry N. Abrams. New York. 1991. 1st Ed. 304 PP with b/w & colour illust. Title spread: Gloucester Inner Harbour. Half title page: Model of the American built "Flying Cloud". Cloth cover, gilt title on front board and spine, dj. Fine. 29.2 x 23.2. 9780810933620

Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. The Nova Scotia Maritime Museums in Canada... The Yokohama Maritime Museum in Japan... The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA.

16007
NICHOLSON, I.H.
GAZETTEER OF SYDNEY SHIPPING 1788-1840
$20.00 AUD

Roebuck. Canberra. 1981. 1st Ed. Roebuck Society publication No.26. X, 217 PP with b/w illust., plans, charts views of coast & paintings. Eps: Map of Australia & Chart of South & Central Pacific Is. Pictorial soft covers with light wear. Near fine. 24.5 x 17.5. 0909434182

Geographical index of ports of origin and destination, and places discovered, visited or remarked upon by Sydney shipping.

15122
NORDHOFF, Charles
NORDHOFF's WEST COAST, California, Oregon, and Hawaii
$20.00 AUD

KPI. London. 1987. Reprint of 1874 (Part I) and 1875 (Part II) original, edited by Kaori O'Connor, in the Pacific Basin Book series. 255, 256 PP with 155 bw illust. in text. Near fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 0710302576

The finest descriptive account ever written of life along the Pacific Coast of North America and in the Hawaiian Islands in the latter part of the 19th Century.

22705
NORRIS, Gerald (editor)
WILLIAM DAMPIER, Buccaneer Explorer
$35.00 AUD

Folio Society. London. 1994. 1st Ed. XXII, 268 PP plus 13 plates with 3 charts, 1 colour & 11 bw illust. Fp: William Dampier, Pirate and Hydrographer. FEP: A map of the middle part of America. REP: A map of the East Indies. Decorated cloth cover, slipcase. Fine. 25.2 x 16.

16092
PARSONS, Ronald
AUSTRALIAN SHIPOWNERS AND THEIR FLEETS, Book Six (SYDNEY 1830-1840)
$10.00 AUD

Ronald Parsons. Magill, SA. 1984. July 1984 edition of the 1980 original. IV, 84 PP. Stapled typescript monograph. Soft cover. Light foxing on covers, o/wise fine. Oblong: 16.2 x 20.6. 0909418160

17121
PARSONS, Ronald
AUSTRALIAN SHIPOWNERS AND THEIR FLEETS. Books Fifteen and Sixteen (Vessels enrolled at Sydney during the 1850s)
$20.00 AUD

Ronald Parsons. Murray Bridge, S.A. 1997. 1st Ed. Book 15: (2), 81 PP. Book 16: (2), 65 PP. Soft cover. Near fine. Oblong: 16.2 x 20.5. 0909418551 & 09

Book 15: A to L. Book 16: M to Z.

17122
PARSONS, Ronald
THE PORT OF MARYBOROUGH
$10.00 AUD

Ronald Parsons. Magill, S.A. 1984. Revised edition of the 1976 original. IV, 102 PP with 9 b/w illustrations, plus 6 pages with 10 b/w photos. Title page: Schooner Fearless. Stapled typescript. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 16.2 x 20.5. 0909428349

38262
PARSONS, Ronald
AUSTRALIAN SHIPOWNERS AND THEIR FLEETS - Book Six - Vessels Enrolled at Sydney 1830-40
$10.00 AUD

Ronald Parsons. Magill, SA. 1980. 1st Ed. IV, 84 PP. Stapled typescript monograph. Soft cover. Near fine. Oblong: 16.2 x 20.6. 0909418160

16309
PIDGEON, Harry
AROUND THE WORLD SINGLE-HANDED, The Cruise of the "Islander" (No.12 in the Mariners Library series)
$30.00 AUD

Rupert Hart-Davis. London. 1951. 2nd Impression. 215 PP with 1 map & 6 inset maps plus 30 pages with 24 bw photos. Cloth cover, dj (price-clipped). Dust jacket with a few chips and in a protective sleeve. Near fine. 19 x 12.5.

The 34-foot yawl "Islander" around the world between 1921 and 1925. Breakdown cruise to Hawaii, then single-handed Los Angeles, Marquesas, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, New Hebrides Torres Strait...

16903
PRESTON, Antony
WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD
$10.00 AUD

Jane's Publishing. London. 1980. 1st Ed. 224 PP with tables, 1 sketch plan, 4 ship plans and 184 bw photos in text. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 26.4 x 20.5. 0710600208

Evolution and development of warships and their armament.

16848
PRESTON, Antony (editor)
HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE 20TH CENTURY
$15.00 AUD

Dolphin Publications. London. 1987. 1st Ed. 224 PP with bw & colour illust. Half title-page: British sailor operating an Aldis Lamp. Title-page: HMS Manchester, a type 42 destroyer. Pictorial laminated boards, dj. Near fine. 31 X 23.6. 0861243641

From the Edwardian Navy and WWI to the Falklands war. Warship designs, the Admiralty and the shipyards. Naval uniforms.

16291
RIDGWAY, John & BRIGGS, Andy
ROUND THE WORLD NON-STOP
$10.00 AUD

Patrick Stephens. Wellingborough. 1985. 1st Ed. 236 PP with 2 maps & 24 figures plus 12 pages with 26 colour photos. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 24 x 15.5. 0850597579

The fastest circumnavigation (28,000 miles) at the time. Left Ardmore, Scotland on 1st September 1983, returned 22nd of March 1984, after 203 days at sea.

15193
ROWETT, Chris & BAXTER, Selina
WORKING PORT
$10.00 AUD

Fremantle Arts Centre Press. Fremantle. 1997. 1st Ed. 152 PP with 113 colour photos. Fp: Bow of the Panama Pearl. Pictorial stiff cover. Fine. Oblong: 21 x 24. 1863681884

Pictorial tribute to the Port of Fremantle for its 100th birthday. Reminiscences of people who used Fremantle as a port of departure or of entry. Daily life on the port: pilots, customs, wharfies, providores ... navies, and recreational activities.

18080
RULE, Margaret
THE MARY ROSE, The Excavation and Raising of Henry VIII's Flagship
$15.00 AUD

Conway Maritime Press. London. 1986. Reprint of the 1983 revised edition (original of 1982). 240 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Fp: A watch bell found in 1982 and cast in 1510. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 26.3 x 19.3. 0851773826

The raising: after 437 years and 11 years of excavations written by the archaeological director of the project.

75619
RUSDEN, G. W.
THE DISCOVERY, SURVEY AND SETTLEMENT OF PORT PHILLIP
$150.00 AUD

George Robertson. Melbourne. 1871. September 1871 edition. (III-VIII: Dedication to Anthony Trollope, Esq.), 56 PP. Colophon: Walker, May and Co., Printers, 99 Bourke Street West, Melbourne. Pages stitched without the original wrappers. Slight ageing of paper. A very good copy of a scarce item. 22 x 14.2.

Address delivered 22nd July, 1869, at the Theatre Royal, Melbourne, at a performance in aid of the Old Colonists' Homes. Dedication dated September 1871. Ferguson Ref: 15214.

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

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

15156
SIMPER, Robert
BRITISH SAIL
$30.00 AUD

London. 1977. David & Charles. 1st Ed. 160 PP with 1 map and 171 b/w photos. Hard cover, gilt spine, dj. Near fine. 25.4 x 23.7. 0715372637

Record of the schooners, smacks, trawlers, luggers, cobbles which sailed the oceans and traded or fished off the coasts of the United Kingdom.

15169
SJOVOLD, Thorleif
THE VIKING SHIPS IN OSLO
$20.00 AUD

Universitetets Oldsaksamling. Oslo. 1985. 1st Ed. 80 PP with b/w illustrations (1 map, 3 sets of line drawings, 2 plans and 22 photos) & 6 colour photos. Inside front cover: Plan of the Viking Ship Hall. Inside back cover: Plan of the Oseberg Collections. Stiff covers, pictorial front. Near fine. 24 x 17.

The Oseberg Find, the Gokstad Find, the Borre Find, ..

16987
SMITH, Edgar Newbold
AMERICAN NAVAL BROADSIDES, A Collection of Early Naval Prints (1745-1815)
$35.00 AUD

Philadelphia Maritime Museum. New York. 1974. 1st Ed. XIX, 225 PP with 25 bw & 92 colour plates. Fp: Old Ironsides on a Lee Shore. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket with small closed tears. Faint foxing. Very good. 28.5 x 22. 0517517612

The turbulent early naval history of the United States, captured by American, British and European artists. From the British landing at Cape Breton Island to the war of 1812.

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.

16370
STIX, H. & M., & ABBOTT, R. Tucker
THE SHELL
$10.00 AUD

Thames Hudson. London. 1978. 1st soft cover edition. 164 PP with 15 b/w figures and 100 plates (65 in colour). Fp. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 24.7 x 25. 0500271356

The shell in history, shell lore from many cultures, romance of collection, influence of shell forms on art,...

15172
TAYLOR, Captain L.G.
SHIPS AND PORTS, A Basic Study of their Relationships
$10.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1991. 1st Ed. VII, 54 PP. Laminated decorated boards. Fine. 21 x 15. 0851745628

18569
TAYLOR, David
FIGUREHEADS
$25.00 AUD

National Maritime Museum. Greenwich. 1992. 1st Ed. in the Maritime Collections series. 32 PP with 4 bw and 47 colour illust. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 21 x 14.7. 0948065168

Figureheads of navy and merchant ships.

16970
THOMPSON, Julian
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF THE WAR AT SEA, The Royal Navy in the Second World War
$30.00 AUD

Sidgwick & Jackson. London. 1996. 1st Ed. VIII, 280 PP with 2 plans, 4 maps & 147 bw photos, plus 16 pages with 20 colour paintings. Title spread: HMS Hood, undergoing trials, 1920. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing (spots on outside edges, and front endpaper), o/wise near fine. 25.2 x 19.5. 0283062525

16131
THOMSON, George Malcolm
THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE
$5.00 AUD

Book Club Associates. London. 1975. Reprint. IX, (3), 288 PP with 1 map on double page, plus 16 pages with 26 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 24 x 16.

The search for a shorter shipping lane between Europe and the Far East, round the North American continent.

15370
UNDERHILL, Harold A.
SAILING SHIP RIGS AND RIGGING
$30.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd. Glasgow. 1988. 5th reprint of the 1955 edition. X, 128 PP with 32 illust, 33 plans & 21 drawings & diagrams. Fp: Two-masted, topsail schooner. Hard cover, simile leather, gilt title on spine, dj. Remnants of tape marks on covers and endpapers with stamp of the Maritime Museum of Tasmania also on rear cover of dust jacket. Otherwise contents are clean and this is still a very good copy. 24.5 x 18. 0851741762

Identification of types, sail plans & description of each rig.

18762
VAN DER VAT, Dan
THE PACIFIC CAMPAIGN, World War II, The U.S.-Japanese Naval War 1941-1945
$10.00 AUD

Touchstone Book. New York. 1992. Paperback reprint of the 1991 original. 430 PP with 8 maps, plus 24 pages with 57 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 23.4 x 15.5. 0671792172

17092
WARWICK, Mark
MERCHANT VOYAGES (in Sportdiving in Australia & the South Pacific, No. 25)
$15.00 AUD

Mountain, Ocean & Travel Publications. Melbourne. 1991. No. 25, April/May 1991. Includes article from P.20 to 29 with 13 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27.5 x 21.

Navigation and trade in the Indian Ocean by Arabs, Chinese..., before the arrival of the Portuguese, the sighting of Australia by the Dutch...

21368
WHITEHEAD, Hal
VOYAGE TO THE WHALES
$20.00 AUD

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

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

15184
WILBUR, C. Keith
PICTURE BOOK OF THE REVOLUTION'S PRIVATEERS
$10.00 AUD

Stackpole Co. Harrisburg, Pa. USA. 1973. 1st Ed. 96 PP with illustrations by the author. Fp: Profile of a Privateer ship. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Spine of dust jacket sunned. Very good. 28.6 x 22. 0811712621

The privateers of the US War of Independence: ships, gear, weapons, prizes, tactics, life on the high seas...

18085
WILKINSON, Clennell
NELSON
$15.00 AUD

George G. Harrap & Co. London. 1931. Reprint (October 1931) of the August 1931 original. IX, 322 PP plus 22 plates with 3 battle plans and 20 bw illust. Fp: portrait of Nelson by Mathew Keymer. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine (sunned), bookplate of previous owner on front endpaper. Hinges a little weak, light foxing on preliminaries, o/wise very good. 22.2 x 14.2.

21376
WILTSHIRE, J. G.
CAPTAIN WILLIAM PELHAM DUTTON, First Settler at Portland Bay, Victoria. A History of the Whaling and Sealing Industries in Bass Strait, 1828-1868
$20.00 AUD

Wiltshire Publications. Melbourne. 1994. Revised reprint of the 1976 edition. 52 PP with 12 b/w illustrations. Title page illustrated by whaling scenes. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 20.3 x 14.6. 0959186514

15174
WOOD, G. Bernard
FERRIES AND FERRYMEN
$10.00 AUD

Cassell. London. 1969. Proof copy. XVIII, 157 PP, plus 24 pages with 36 b/w illustrations. Soft cover. Very good. 21 x 13.8.

A tour of the ferries of Great Britain: London River, Solent, Cornwall, Severn Sea, Wales...