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22602
ANDERSON, Capt. Lindsay
AMONG TYPHOONS AND PIRATE CRAFT
$10.00 AUD

Ibex / Heritage Book Group. Melbourne 1992. Reprint of the 1892 edition . VI, 284 PP with 3 b/w plates. Fp: Gun practice. Hard cover, simile leather, gilt title on front cover and spine. Light foxing, o/wise near fine. Fine. 19.2 x 13.3.

Reminiscence of some months at sea, in the East China Sea, Shanghai, to Japan where the author witnessed in Nagasaki, the opening of Japan to the civilized world.

10345
BARRATT, Glynn
SOUTHERN AND EASTERN POLYNESIA
$15.00 AUD

University of British Colombia Press. Vancouver. 1988. 1st Ed. Volume 2 of Russia and the South Pacific 1696-1840 series. XX, 302 PP with 8 maps, plus 16 pages with 28 b/w plates. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 23.5 x 16. 0774803053

Easter Island, New Zealand and the Austral Islands.

19901
BARRATT, Glynn
MELANESIA AND THE WESTERN POLYNESIAN FRINGE
$35.00 AUD

University of British Colombia Press. Vancouver. 1990. 1st Ed., Volume 3 of Russia in the South Pacific 1696-1840 series. XVII, 257 PP with 14 maps, plus 8 pages with 14 b/w plates. Hard cover, dj. Hint of foxing on endpapers, o/wise fine. 23.5 x 16. 077480338X

The Russians & Vanuatu in 1809, the Russians & Fiji in 1820, then to Tuvalu and Anuta in 1822.

18549
BASSETT-LOWKE, W.J. & HOLLAND, George
SHIPS AND MEN
$10.00 AUD

George Harrap. London. 1949. Reprint. 316 PP with 160 b/w illust. (photos, profiles, drawings). Fp: Shipping on London River. FEP: Mappemonde - The World at the time of Exploration. REP: Main steamship route in 1939. Cloth cover (lightly soiled). Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 25.5 x 19.5.

Sub-title: An account of the development of ships from their prehistoric origin to the present time and of the achievements and conditions of the men who have built and worked upon them.

12553
BIDDLE, George
TAHITIAN JOURNAL
$20.00 AUD

University of Minnesota Press. Minneapolis. 1968. 1st Ed. (5), 207 PP with 2 maps, 17 b/w photos & 8 illustrations by the author. Cloth cover, Illustrated front, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 26 x 21.

Two year experience in 1920/22 of this American artist, following demobilisation at the end of WWI.

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.

16313
BRADLEY, Eliza
AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE SHIPWRECK AND SUFFERINGS OF MRS. ELIZA BRADLEY, The Wife of Capt. James Bradley of Liverpool, Commander of the Ship SALLY which was wrecked on the coast of Barbary in June, 1818
$25.00 AUD

Ye Galleon. Fairfield, Wash. 1985. Reprint of ed. published in 1821. 99 PP with 13 illust. Fp: Bedouin Camp. Ep: In the Crows Nest. Hard cover, gilt engraved. Fine. 23.7 x 15.7.

Not considered a real narrative but the account of the wreck on the Coast of Barbary in June 1818, the capture by the Arabs, her six months of captivity, the suffering ... etc. captured the imagination of the public at the time.

12865
BROWER, Kenneth
MICRONESIA : ISLAND WILDERNESS
$15.00 AUD

Friends of the Earth. New York. 1975. 1st Ed. 161 PP with maps and 70 colour photos. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Occasional foxing. Very good. Large format : 35 x 27. 0913890138

The cultural problems of the people and the conservation opportunities of the Micronesian islands.

11679
BURDICK, Eugene
THE BLUE OF CAPRICORN
$10.00 AUD

Readers Union / Victor Gollancz. London. 1963. Reprint. X, (2), 322 PP with over 20 illustrations by W. Hofman. Fp: Coconut grove. Eps: The Western Pacific. Hard cover, dj (rubbed). Foxing spots on front edge. Name of previous owner on half-title page. Good. 19 x 13.

An impression of the Pacific and the people who live there.

16228
BURTON, Robin
SAILING THE GREAT RACES
$5.00 AUD

McGraw-Hill. London. 1979. 1st Ed. Foreword by Chay Blyth. 160 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Hard cover, dj (repaired tears). Note at top of front endpaper. Very good. 29.5 x 23. 0070935319

The grain races, the Thames sailing barges, the round-the-world sailing races, round Britain race, America's Cup, the Sydney to Hobart ...

19057
CABLE, Boyd
A HUNDRED YEAR HISTORY OF THE P. & O. 1837-1937, Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company
$65.00 AUD

Ivor Nicholson and Watson. London. 1937. 1st Ed. X, 289 PP with 10 pages of silhouette sketches, plus 18 plates on full page (12 colour, 6 b/w). Fp (in colour): Armorial Bearings of the P & O. Eps: Maps of P & O routes. Original cloth cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj. "Compliments" slip tipped in on preliminary page. Remnants of sellotape on top of half title page. Occasional foxing, o/wise a near fine copy. 24 x 19.

31920
COLE, Allan B.
YANKEE SURVEYORS IN THE SHOGUN'S SEAS, Records of the United States Surveying Expedition to the North Pacific Ocean, 1853-1856
$20.00 AUD

Greenwood. New York. 1968. Reprint of the 1947 original. 161 PP with 1 map & 3 drawings, plus 4 pages with portrait of Commander John Rodgers and 2 charts. Cloth cover. Fine. Image shows title-page. 22 x 14.5.

16247
CORNELL, Gwenda
PACIFIC ODYSSEY
$5.00 AUD

Adlard Coles London. 1985. 1st paperback edition. (4), 218 PP & 8 pages with 17 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 21.3 x 13.6. 0229117589

A five-year voyage to the unusual and usual ports: Pitcairn, Gambier, Tuvalu, Tikopia, Trobriands, ...

30333
CRAIG, Robin
STEAM TRAMPS AND CARGO LINERS 1850-1950
$10.00 AUD

HMSO. London. 1980. 1st Ed. Volume 5 in The Ship series edited by Basil Greenhill. 60 PP with 38 illust. FEP: Different types of vessels classed in Lloyd's Register Book. REP: Cross-sections of typical bulk carrying cargo ships built between the 1870's and 1900's. Laminated pictorial boards. A fine copy. Oblong: 20.5 x 21.2. 0112903150

12207
CREDLAND, Arthur G.
WHALES AND WHALING - The Arctic Fishery
$10.00 AUD

Shire Publications. London. 1982. 1st Ed., Shire Album No. 89. 32 PP with 1 map and 42 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 21 x 15. 0852635974

Origins of Arctic whaling fisheries, Greenland and Davis Strait fishery, Tragedies...

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

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

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

16241
D'ALPUGET, Lou
YACHTING IN AUSTRALIA, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
$15.00 AUD

Hutchinson. Melbourne. 1980. 1st Ed. 330 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 16 pages with 28 colour photos. Eps: Eastern seaboard with track of ocean races. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 26 x 20. 0091373603

Comprehensive coverage of Australian yachting.

12864
DAHL, Arthur Lyon, CONNELL, John, DANIELSSON, Bengt, et al...
THE SOUTH PACIFIC (in Ambio Magazine)
$40.00 AUD

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences/Pergamon Press. Stockholm. 1984. Volume XIII, No.5-6. 100 PP with b/w & colour maps, graphs & illust. Pict. card cover. Fine. 29.5 x 21.

Special issue devoted entirely to the South Pacific. Articles by different authors on the problems facing the South Pacific region: urbanization, nuclear waste and tests, logging, mining, etc ...

16245
DE FRAGA, Christopher
100 YEARS OF YACHTING ON PORT PHILLIP BAY - A History of the Royal Brighton Yacht Club
$15.00 AUD

Hawthorn Press. Melbourne. 1975. 1st Ed. (6), 210 PP, plus 16 pages with 37 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 25 x 15. 0725601558

11662
DORSINFANG-SMETS, A. & DERO, A.C.
L'OCEANIE, Histoire et Culture
$40.00 AUD

Meddens. Bruxelles. 1978. 1st Ed. 198 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Front endpaper lightly rubbed. Occasional foxing. French text. Near fine. 28.5 x 25. 2870130228

Oceania: geography, population & peopling, social environment, religions, languages, history & economy of Australia & New Zealand.

11673
DOUYERE, C., ANGLEVIEL, F. & CAPECCHI, B.
LA NOUVELLE CALEDONIE, Histoire CM
$30.00 AUD

CTRDP / ADCK. Nouméa. 1992. 1st Ed. 96 PP with b/w and colour illustrations (maps, tables, graphs & photos). Pictorial laminated boards. French text. Fine. 26.8 x 20. 2850696994

The history of New Caledonia, as per the original settlement to the "Matignon Agreement" of 1988. CM = Cours Moyen, i.e. for 8 to 10 year old students.

16957
DU MOULIN DE LABARTHETE, Jean
DES MARINS DANS LA TOURMENTE (Temoignages)
$10.00 AUD

N.E.L. Paris. 1990. 1st Ed. 155 PP, plus 4 pages with 5 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Front cover with a light crease. Faint foxing. French text. Near fine. 21 x 14.

The tragic experiences of a French Naval Officer caught during WWII between the Vichy regime, the Free French and the war against the Germans.

16336
DWYER, Barry & BUCHANAN, Neil
THE RESCUE OF ELIZA FRASER
$70.00 AUD

Dwyer & Buchanan. Noosa. 1986. 150th Anniversary Ed. IV, 50 PP with maps, sketches & photos. Pictorial soft covers (stapled) are a little browned around edges, with a few small soil spots. Previous owner's signature (Drury Clarke) on front cover plus his personal notes on the launching of the book stapled on inside rear cover. Signed by the author on the inside front cover, thanking Dr. Drury Clarke, then President of the Queensland Historical Society, for his launching of the publication. Contains 2 loosely inserted relevant newspaper articles. A very good copy. Scarce. 29.7 x 21. 0959078819

Rescue of Eliza Fraser, following the wreck of the "Stirling Castle" with 13 appendices for explanations.

18600
EVANS, Alun
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY
$15.00 AUD

Time-Life Books & John Ferguson. Sydney. 1988. 1st edition in the Australians at War series. 168 PP with b/w & colour illust. Eps: Crest of the RAN. Pictorial laminated boards, dj. Fine. 28 x 22. 0949118249

The tradition of Australia's ships and sailors at war. In both World Wars and later, the involvement in Korea and Vietnam.

11078
FAIVRE, Jean-Paul, POIRIER, Jean, ROUTHIER, Pierre
GEOGRAPHIE DE LA NOUVELLE CALEDONIE
$45.00 AUD

Nouvelles Editions Latines. Paris. 1955. 1st edition. A publication for the Centenary of France in New Caledonia. 313 PP with graphs, tables and maps, plus 16 pages with 23 b/w photos. Soft covers, pictorial front. Ageing of paper. Pages uncut. Near fine. French text. 22.5 x 14.

Physical description of New Caledonia, from its discovery to French union (1953), mineral resources, population, etc...

21340
FRANCIS, Daniel
A HISTORY OF WORLD WHALING
$15.00 AUD

Viking. Markham, Ontario. 1990. 1st Ed. XVI, 288 PP with 45 b/w illust. Hard cover, dj. Light foxing on outside page edges, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16.5. 067082447X

From the beginnings with the Basque whalers of the Bay of Biscay, to the modern whaling & the IWC moratorium & the arrival of Greenpeace on the whaling scene. Whaling in paradise, in the Arctic, the Antarctic & the Sea of Cortez.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11652
GEIL, William Edgar
OCEAN AND ISLE
$50.00 AUD

W. T. Pater. Melbourne. 1902 1st Ed. (8), 309 PP with b/w illustrations: 1 sketch map and 9 illustrations of postal stamps, plus 94 b/w plates (6 of them on double page) for 100 engravings. Fp: Portrait of Geil. Illustrated endpapers. Cloth cover, Title in blind on front cover and gilt on spine. Brief note on front endpaper. Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 21.8 x 15.5.

Voyage to study the works of Protestant missions in the Pacific at the beginning of the 20th century: organization, instruction, efforts. Descriptions of the islands and states of Oceania.

20670
GIBBS, Jim
DISASTER LOG OF SHIPS
$10.00 AUD

Bonanza Books. New York. c. 1978. 3rd Bonanza reprint (c) of the 1971 original. 176 PP with b/w illustrations. Fp: Passenger liner La Jenelle before & after her shipwreck. Hard cover, cloth spine, dust jacket has a few ships. Faint foxing. Very good. 27.2 x 21. 0517169827

A pictorial story of shipwrecks along the West Coast of North America, from the Mexican border to Alaska.

22152
GOLOVNIN, V.M.
AROUND THE WORLD ON THE KAMCHATKA 1817-1819
$20.00 AUD

Hawaii Historical Society & University Press of Hawaii. Honolulu. 1979. 1st English Ed., translated with an introduction and notes by Ella Lury Wiswell. XXXXII, 353 PP with 2 maps, 1 portrait of Capt. Cdr. Golovnin and 15 b/w reproductions of watercolours. Fp (colour): A Kolosh Chief from Baranov Island. Eps: Route of the sloop Kamchatka 1817-1819. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Fine. 24 x 16. 0824806409

Not only a voyage, but an insight to the societies and peoples encountered during this world cruise.

17956
GOODMAN, John B. III.
THE GOLD RUSH, Voyage of the Ship LOO CHOO Around the Horn in 1849
$30.00 AUD

Cumming Press. Mount Pleasant, Mich. 1977. 1st limited ed. of 487 copies. XXXII, 61 PP. Cloth cover with gilt device on front. Near fine. 23.5 x 15.7.

The Loo Choo voyage to California, told through letters.

21968
GORDON, Malcolm R.
FROM CHUSAN TO SEA PRINCESS - The Australian Services of the P & O and Orient Lines
$15.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. Sydney. 1985. 1st Ed. 184 PP with 106 b/w pictures & 16 colour photos. Fp: Launching of ORCADES. FEP: ORSOVA beneath Sydney Bridge. REP: ORCADES, ORONSAY & OTRANTO in Sydney. Hard cover rubbed around edges (shelf wear) and a label on bottom of spine. Ex-library copy with stamps of the University of Tasmania on endpapers and Contents page. Contents complete and a very good clean copy. 27 x 19.2. 0868617639

From the arrival in 1825 of the Chusan to serve Singapore, and the arrival of the Orient Line in 1877, to the advent of jet services.

16215
GRUBE, F. & RICHTER, G. (Editors)
THE BIG BOOK OF SAILING - the Sailors, the Ships and the Sea
$15.00 AUD

Barron's. New York. 1979. 1st English edition. 309 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. Large format: 34 x 26.5. 0812053249

One of the last arenas of adventure left: the sea... Very good.

35017
GUIART, Jean
THE ARTS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC
$75.00 AUD

Thames and Hudson. London. 1963. 1st English edition in The Arts of Mankind series. Translated from the 1963 French original Océanie by Anthony Christie. 462 PP with 438 b/w & colour illust., plus 5 folding maps. Fp: Hawaiian god sculpture. Cloth cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 28 x 22.5.

A massive well-documented volume containing oceanic art and art forms.

18305
GUY, Noël
LA MARINE FRANCAISE
$5.00 AUD

Fernand Nathan. Paris. 1937. 1st Ed. 159 PP with 148 b/w photos, plus 4 colour plates. Hard cover, colour illustration pasted down on front cover. Plate facing page 64 is a laser print. Note on front endpaper. Hinges weakened, o/wise a very good copy. French text. 21.5 x 15.5.

History of the French Navy and its mercantile marine.

21326
HAGELUND, W. A.
WHALERS NO MORE - A History of Whaling on the West Coast
$10.00 AUD

Harbour Publishing. Vancouver, B.C. 1987. 1st Ed. IV, 211 PP with 68 b/w illustrations (photos, maps & sketches). Hard cover, dj. Light foxing on outside edges, o/wise fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 0920080022

The reminiscences of whaling on the Pacific North-West coast between 1905 and 1972, from shore bases or steam whaling ships.

14419
HARDY, A. C.
THE BOOK OF THE SHIP - An Exhaustive Pictorial and Factual Survey of World Ships, Shipping, and Shipbuilding
$80.00 AUD

London. 1949? Sampson Low, Marston. 1st Ed. 36 adv., 322, 10 adv. PP with b/w illust. (photos, maps, tables). Fp: "The Ship". Cloth cover, gilt decoration on front cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Top and bottom of spine speckled, lower part of back cover, worn on 3 cm, dust jacket with small pieces missing. Still an excellent copy of a scarce book. 27.2 x 20.8.

A lavishly illustrated survey of ships & shipping data at the end of the 1940's.

18310
HECKMAN, Richard D. (editor)
YANKEES UNDER SAIL - A Collection of the Best Sea Stories from Yankee Magazine with Rare Photographs taken during the Age of Sail
$40.00 AUD

Yankee Inc. Dublin. N.H. 1968. 1st Ed. 254 PP with over 250 b/w illustrations (engravings, paintings, maps & rare photographs). Cloth cover, gilt device on front cover, dj (price-clipped). Bookplate on front endpaper. Near fine. 31.5 x 23.5.

Forty true stories providing a portrait of the Yankee at sea. Skippers and seamen, vessels, adventure, disaster & mystery, whaling, the Americas' Cup, shipbuilding,...

72298
INGRAM, C.W.N.
NEW ZEALAND SHIPWRECKS 1795-1982
$60.00 AUD

Reed. Wellington. 1984. 6th (Revised. & Enlarged), (4), 491 PP plus 4 b/w plates. Fp: Rigs of sailing vessels. Cloth cover with pictorial dust jacket (by W.W. Stewart) A fine copy. Scarce. 24.8 x 19. 0589015109

An epic account of disasters on the coast of New Zealand.

18346
KEMBLE, John Haskell
SAN FRANCISCO BAY - A Pictorial Maritime History
$15.00 AUD

Bonanza Books. New York. 1978. Reprint (F) of the 1957 original by Cornell Maritime Press. XV, 194 PP with over 350 b/w illust. (photos, maps, paintings). Fp: Sailing scene at Golden Gate. Eps: Map of San Francisco Bay area. Hard cover, cloth spine (discoloured), dj. Near fine. 28.3 x 21.7. 0517016982

San Francisco Bay, the river ports, carriers of the Bay and rivers...

12763
LARSEN, May & Henry
BLACK SAND, New Hebrides: Its People and Places
$10.00 AUD

Oliver & Boyd. Edinburgh. 1961. 1st English edition, translated from the French original by John and Patricia Russell. XVI, 178 PP with 1 plan and 2 maps, plus 6 colour plates and 32 plates with 66 b/w photos. Fp: 'Rom' figure wearing dance mask. Hard cover, spine sunned. Occasional foxing. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. Very good. 21.5 x 15.5.

Voyage of a naturalist through the New Hebrides archipelago.

15935
LAWSON, Will
PACIFIC STEAMERS
$30.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1975. Reprint of the 1927 original. XX, 244 PP, 68 full-pages with 125 b/w illust. Fp: The "Kaikoura" in 1866. Cloth cover, dj. Stamp of previous owner on title page, o/wise a near fine copy. 24.5 x 17.

The pioneer passenger & mail lines which survived up to the 1920's between the West Coast of America, Australia & New Zealand.

11656
LONDON, Jack
SOUTH SEA TALES
$15.00 AUD

World Publishing. Cleveland. 1946. Reprint in the Tower Books edition of the 1909 original. 327 PP. Cloth cover, dust jacket is repaired and pasted down on stiff paper. Ageing of paper, o/wise very good. 21 x 14.

8 tales set in Hikueru (Tuamotus), Fiji, Solomons, Samoa ...

17869
LUBBOCK, Basil
ROUND THE HORN BEFORE THE MAST
$40.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1986. Reprint of the 1902 original. X, 376 PP with 1 drawing and 1 map, plus 12 b/w plates. Fp: The "Royalshire". Cloth cover, dj. Fine. 18.5 x 12.6. 0851745067

A voyage from San Francisco to Liverpool on the 4-masted barque "Royalshire" in 1899.

35761
LYNCH, Don
TITANIC, An Illustrated History
$20.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton / Madison Press Book. London / Toronto.. 1998. Reprint of 1992 original. 228 PP with b/w & colour photos from archives, paintings and illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. Oblong: 29 x 30.5. 0340562714

Haunting saga of the great maritime disaster: Titanic sinking on its maiden voyage in April 1912. Enthralling information on the ship, its crew & its passengers.

14446
MARIN-MARIE
WIND ALOFT, WIND ALOW
$20.00 AUD

Peter Davies. London. 1947. 4th Printing of the 1945 English edition. X, 322 PP with 27 b/w illust. Fp: Yacht Winnibelle. Orig. cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket with a few chips and in a protective sleeve. Near fine. 22 x 14.5.

Single-handed crossing of the North Atlantic on a power boat and under sail, pre WWII, by a painter commissioned by the French Navy.

16222
MARTIN, Sheila
SEA WANDERERS TO AUSTRALIA - Five Years of Ocean Life
$15.00 AUD

Macmillan. Melbourne. 1977. 1st Australian edition of the 1977 UK original "Seatramps". 192 PP, plus 8 pages with 16 b/w photos. Eps: Maps with track of voyage of Shebessa, 1970-75. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 22 x 14. 0333229967

Five years roaming the world on the 42ft. ketch Shebessa between 1970 & 1975.

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

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

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

34510
MILLER, William H.
THE LAST BLUE WATER LINERS
$15.00 AUD

Conway Maritime Press. London. 1986. 1st Ed. 224 PP with numerous b/w illust. Fp: The Arcadia at Suva, Fiji. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24.5 x 19. 0851774008

A stimulating, factual & nostalgic account of the post-war era of intercontinental liner traffic.

18599
MORTIMER, John
THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY, A Pictorial Review
$20.00 AUD

John Mortimer. Canberra. 1987. 1st Ed. 128 PP with b/w & colour photos. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. Oblong: 22.2 x 27.3. 0731604903

Pictorial coverage of the 75th anniversary of the RAN.

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

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

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

17267
NORMAN, L.
PIONEER SHIPPING OF TASMANIA. Whaling, Sealing, Piracy, Shipwrecks, etc. in Early Tasmania
$60.00 AUD

J. Walch & Sons. Hobart. 1938. 1st Ed. 220 PP, plus 36 pages with 61 b/w illustrations. Fp: Hobart in colourful whaling days. Cloth cover with some wear, colour vignette (All Sails Set) laid down on front cover, gilt title on spine. Signature of previous owner dated 1938 on FFEP. Remnants of old tape marks on endpapers, otherwise contents are near fine. The scarce first edition. 25.5 x 16.

11667
O'REILLY, Patrick
TAHITI - LA VIE DE CHAQUE JOUR
$30.00 AUD

N.E.L. Paris. 1982. 1st Ed. 325 PP with 1 map of Tahiti and 1 sketch-drawing. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. French text. 19 x 14. 2723301451

Daily life: religion, politics, tourism, science, etc..

22491
O'REILLY, Patrick
PHOTOGRAPHIES DE NOUVELLE CALEDONIE - Vue par le Photographe Allan Hughan, il y a Cent Ans
$70.00 AUD

N.E.L. Paris. 1978. 1st Ed. 139 PP with 84 b/w photos. Pictorial card cover. Fine. French text. Oblong: 17.5 x 22.5. 2723300560

How the Australian photographer Allan Hughan saw New Caledonia at the end of the 1880's.

16229
PHILLIPS-BIRT, Douglas
THE LOVE OF SAILING
$10.00 AUD

Octopus. London. 1976. 1st Ed. 96 PP with colour illustrations. Illustrated hard cover, dj. Very good. 32 x 24. 00070640453

All aspects of sailing: from tall ships to small dinghies, from ocean-racing to round-the-world feats of the lone sailor.

19350
PHILLIPS-BIRT, Douglas
THE HISTORY OF YACHTING
$15.00 AUD

Stein & Day. New York. 1974. 1st US Ed. 288 PP, with profuse illust. in b/w & colour. Fp: The Sappho setting balloon canvas. Eps: Yachting off the Isle of Wight 1848. Cloth cover, pict. dj. Bookplate of previous owner on FFEP. Light foxing on prelims, o/wise a very good clean copy. 30.5 x 23.5. 0812817044

History of the sport of yachting & development of yacht design.

11672
PINELLI, J.D. & GOURMEL, G.
AU PAYS DES TROIS ROYAUMES
$40.00 AUD

Association Pacifique. Paris. 1991. 1st Ed. Volume No. 2 in the Collection Pacifique. Foreword by Louis Le Pensec. 174 PP with b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 29.5 x 21. 2908668017

The Country with 3 kingdoms: Wallis, Alofi & Sigave. (The islands of Wallis & Futuna, French Overseas territory in the central Pacific).

17531
PRITCHARD, George
THE AGGRESSIONS OF THE FRENCH AT TAHITI and Other Islands in the Pacific
$50.00 AUD

Auckland University Press. Auckland. 1983. 1st edition. Edited and introduced by Professor Paul de Deckker. 253 PP with 16 b/w illustrations. Title page: facsimile of title page of Pritchard's manuscript. Fp: Reverend George Pritchard. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Light foxing. Near fine. 28.5 x 22.5. 0196479940

The struggle between the British Consul and the French Consul, Jacques Antoine Moerenhout, seeking to influence Queen Pomaré prior to French sovereignty.

18315
REYNOLDS, Stephen
THE VOYAGE OF THE NEW HAZARD to the Northwest Coast, Hawaii and China, 1810-1813, by Stephen Reynolds, a member of the crew, edited by Judge F.W. Howay, F.R.S.C.
$30.00 AUD

Ye Galleon. Fairfield, Wash. 1970. Limited edition of 600 (No.481). XXII, 158 PP, plus 12 pages with b/w plates. Eps. Gilt engraved cloth cover. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 26.2 x 18.2.

Facsimile edition of the 1938 Peabody Museum edition.

19960
RICHARDS, Michael P.
WORKHORSES IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS, A History of Marine Engineering in Australia
$15.00 AUD

Turton & Armstrong / Institute of Marine Engineers. Sydney. 1987. 1st Ed. XIV, 269 PP with 114 b/w illust. & 132 b/w figures. Pictorial soft covers with light wear and soiling and a little foxing on outside edges. Contents near fine. 23.7 x 17.2. 0908031327

From the side lever steam engines, the multiple expansion steam engines to the diesel engine, then the gas turbine.

16214
ROSS, B. & GRAY, M.
THE SAILING AUSTRALIANS
$15.00 AUD

Rigby. Adelaide. 1973. 1st Ed. 215 PP with b/w illust. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 25 x 18.2. 0851796303

A striking collection of photographs of boats and their crew together with a salty prose on the sailing Australians.

10593
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY
WARSHIPS IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS
$5.00 AUD

View Productions. Sydney. 1984. 1st Ed. 64 PP with 123 b & w illustrations. Inside front cover: The U.S.A. Warship Brooklyn, 1901. Inside rear cover: H.M.S. Royal George, 1901. Pictorial stiff covers. Near fine. 30 x 21.3.

Collectors Edition. Arrival Australian Fleet Unit in 1913...

70687
SHARP, Andrew
ANCIENT VOYAGERS IN POLYNESIA
$50.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1963. 1st Ed. 159 PP with 1 map on double page and 5 figures, plus 8 b/w plates. Eps: Map of the Pacific Area. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket with a few small chips and a small piece missing at top of spine. A near fine copy signed by the author on title-page. 22.4 x 14.4.

Settlement of the islands by the Polynesians: achieved by one-way voyagers, blown off course.

67613
SHARP, Andrew (editor)
DUPERREY'S VISIT TO NEW ZEALAND IN 1824
$20.00 AUD

Alexander Turnbull Library. Wellington. 1971. 1st Ed. 125 PP, plus 1 folded map, 6 b/w plates, and 1 large folded chart at back of book. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dust jacket is a rubbed around edges and cloth cover has a little shelf wear on bottom edges, o/wise a fine copy. 25.5 x 15.7.

Accounts & illustrations from Duperrey's visit in La Coquille with details of Maori & European life in New Zealand in 1824.

16269
SIERS, James
TARATAI - A Pacific Adventure
$10.00 AUD

Millwood. Wellington. 1977. 1st Ed. (2), 306 PP with maps & b/w or col. illust. Fp: Taratai II under sail. Eps: Map of the S.W. Pacific with route of Taratai. Pictorial soft covers with light wear. Dedicatory note on verso of FFEP, o/wise near fine. 23 x 18.3. 0908582005

The Taratai expedition, a traditional sailing attempt between Tarawa (Kiribati), Suva (Fiji) and Papeete (Tahiti).

69503
SNOW, Philip & WAINE, Stefanie
THE PEOPLE FROM THE HORIZON - An Illustrated History of the Europeans among the South Sea Islanders
$20.00 AUD

Phaidon Press. Oxford. 1979. 1st Ed. 296 PP with b/w & colour illust. Title spread: Landing on Tikopia. Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket a little sunned on rear near spine, o/wise a fine copy. 28.7 x 25. 0714820067

The contact between two cultures: European & Pacific. Misunderstandings, clashes, attractions, exchanges,...

14793
THOMAS, Stephen D.
THE LAST NAVIGATOR
$15.00 AUD

Hutchinson / A Paul Sidey Book. London. 1987. 1st Ed. (12), 308 PP with 1 map on double pages and 18 sketch-maps and drawings, plus 8 pages with 14 colour photos. Title spread: stars. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Occasional foxing spots, o/wise near fine. 23.5 x 16. 0091726131

Part adventure story, part traveller's tale and serious scientific inquiry.

13178
TJIBAOU, Jean-Marie & MISSOTTE, Ph.
KANAKE - The Melanesian Way
$25.00 AUD

Editions du Pacifique. Papeete. 1978. 1st English edition. 120 PP, with 200 colour photos. Eps: Dances & Pilou Pilou. Pictorial card cover. Bookplate of previous owner on front endpaper, o/wise a near fine copy. 29.7 x 21. 2857001118

During the 1975 festival Melanesia 2000, the Kanaks/Melanesians had their first opportunity to compile an inventory of their heritage.

12551
TOULLELAN, Pierre-Yves
TAHITI COLONIAL (1860-1914)
$30.00 AUD

Publications de la Sorbonne. Paris. 1988. 2nd Ed. XIX, 361 PP with maps, graphs & tables, plus 16 pages with 32 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. French text. 24 x 16. 2859441441

The arrival of the French in a background of Anglo-French rivalry, the work force, the trading firms, shipping & administration.

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.

15985
VILLAR, Captain Roger
PIRACY TODAY - Robbery and Violence at Sea since 1980
$20.00 AUD

Conway Maritime Press. London. 1985. 1st Ed. 160 PP with 12 pages of maps, plans and graphs. Fp: Bow and arrow men. Hard cover, dj. A fine copy. 24 x 16. 0851773575

Log of attacks between 1980 & 1985, the extent of attacks on merchant men & yachts.

10924
VILLIERS, Alan
PILOT PETE
$15.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1963. Reprint of the 1953 original. 64 PP with 61 illustrations by H. T. Cauldwell. Eps. Hard cover, dj. Small stain on lower part of front cover. Foxing spots on outside edges. Note on the verso of the front endpaper, o/wise near fine. Scarce. 22.2 x 14.5.

Novel set on a rocky island, far away in the South Pacific.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11658
WHYTE, Jenny
VANUATU - 10 YIA BLONG INDEPENDENS, 10 Years of Independence, 10 Ans d'Indépendance
$25.00 AUD

Other People Publications. Port Vila. 1990. 1st Ed. 280 PP with b/w & colour illust. Hard cover, dj. Dedicatory note on FFEP and name and address of previous owner on inside front cover. An otherwise near fine copy. 28.7 x 21.7. 093906267X

History up to Independence & achievements of the first ten years of Nationhood. (In Bichlamar, English & French).

21232
WILSON, John
THE CRUISE OF THE GIPSY, The Journal of John Wilson, Surgeon on a Whaling Voyage to the Pacific Ocean 1839-1843
$45.00 AUD

Ye Galleon Press. Fairfield, Wa., USA. 1991. 1st edition with introduction and notes by Dr. Honore Forster. XXXII, 404 PP, plus 24 pages with 8 maps & 16 illustrations. Coloured frontispiece: Scene at Agana, Guam in 1840. Eps: Whaling scene. Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Occasional foxing, o/wise fine. 31 x 23. 0877704880

Detailed and meticulous account of a whaling cruise by a British whaling ship.

37142
WOODWARD, David
THE RUSSIANS AT SEA
$15.00 AUD

William Kimber. London. 1965. 1st Ed. 254 PP with 3 maps. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Foxing on outside edges and some pages, closed tear to the dust jacket. Very good. 24 x 16.5.

The expansion from the Baltic & Black Seas towards the Far East.