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20531
ALEXANDER, Michael
OMAI 'NOBLE SAVAGE'
$20.00 AUD

Collins & Harvill Press. London. 1977. 1st Ed. 223 PP plus 12 Pages with 14 bw illust. Ep: Capt. Wallis & men of the 'Dolphin' meet Queen Oberea, Tahiti, 1767. Hard cover, dj. (small closed tear). Near fine. 21.6 x 14. 0002626101

The first noble savage dear to the 18th century French philosopher Rousseau, comes into contact with the civilized world of England.

15852
ANDREWS, Graeme
A LOG OF GREAT AUSTRALIAN SHIPS
$10.00 AUD

Reed. Sydney. 1980. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w illustrations. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Near fine. Oblong: 18.5 x 26. 0589502026

150 famous ships which played a vital role in the development of Australia.

15939
ANDREWS, Graeme
VETERAN SHIPS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
$10.00 AUD

Reed. Sydney. 1976. 1st Ed. 136 PP with b/w illust., plus 4 colour plates. Hard cover, dj. Very good. Oblong: 19.3 x 27.5. 0589071904

17002
BARNICHON, Gilles & NOIREL, Didier
LES CAR-FERRIES CONSTRUITS EN FRANCE - FRENCH BUILT CAR FERRIES
$30.00 AUD

Editions Michel-Didier Vrac. Le Touvet, France. 1996. 1st Ed. 120 PP with 5 pages of tables with technical data and 65 bw photos in text. Pict. card cover. French and English text. Fine. Oblong: 22 x 24. 2910821056

The design and building of car ferries in France. History of 45 vessels built since the Compiègne in 1958.

21465
BATESON, Charles
GOLD FLEET FOR CALIFORNIA, Forty-Niners from Australia and New Zealand
$20.00 AUD

Ure Smith. Sydney. 1963. 1st Ed. 172 PP, plus 14 pages with 16 bw illust. Eps (folded): Deserted ships in San Francisco Harbour. Hard cover, gilt decorated covers, dj. Light foxing, mostly on the outside front page edges o/wise fine. 24.4 x 16.2.

A contribution to Australian maritime history, depicting the crossing of over 7000 Australians & New Zealanders who sailed to the Californian gold fields.

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.

18415
BOWEN, E. G.
BRITAIN AND THE WESTERN SEAWAYS
$5.00 AUD

Thames & Hudson. London. 1972. 1st Ed. 196 PP with 61 photos, 17 line draw., 27 maps & 1 table in text. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Covers lightly marked. Few foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 21 x 15.7. 0500020760

The Atlantic Ocean and connected waterways which played an important role in the prehistory and early history of Western Europe.

22031
BREMER, Stuart
HOME AND BACK - Australia's Golden Era of Passenger Ships
$5.00 AUD

Dreamweaver. Sydney. 1984. 1st Ed. 224 PP with b/w photos. Fp: Poster on P & O, regular fortnightly sailings. Half title page: Come 'Home' via Suez. Eps: Liners alongside Princes Pier, Port Melbourne. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 30 x 23. 0949825069

The principal shipping companies involved in trade to Australia & around its coastline between 1900 & 1970. Aberdeen Line, White Star Line, including A.U.S.N., Burns Philp, Melbourne Steamship Company...

20111
BRENNAN, Frank
THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH SHIPPING LINE
$10.00 AUD

Roebuck. Canberra. 1978. 1st Ed., Roebuck Society publication No. 20. VII, 72 PP plus 24 pages with 39 photos in b/w, 2 b/w maps. Fp: Sketch of Australian cargo ships, Class D & E. REP: Certificate of Discharge, recto-verso. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket has a few small nicks, o/wise fine. 24.8 x 18. 0909434115

Creation of the Commonwealth Shipping Line in 1915, to serve Australian needs during and just after WWI (up to 1927).

17068
BROWER, Kenneth
A SONG FOR SATAWAL
$15.00 AUD

André Deutsch. London. 1983. 1st Brit. Ed. 218 PP with 3 maps of Yap, Satawal & Palau at head of chapter. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 24 x 16. 0233975713

Traditional Micronesian navigation knowledge, passed from one generation to another through songs and dances, on the islands of Satawal and Puluwat.

73195
BROWN, Charles H.
NICHOLLS'S SEAMANSHIP AND NAUTICAL KNOWLEDGE For Second-Mates', Mates' & Masters' Examination
$20.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1949. April 1949 reprint of the 18th edition of 1938. (28), 710 PP with 6 colour illustrations, and hundred of b/w illustrations (drawings, sketches, photos), plus 5 plates with colour illustrations (buoyage and signals) in text and 1 folded capacity plan at rear of book. Fp: Wheelhouse. FEP: 11 Motor on Steam Ships, REP: 12 Sailing Ships. Cloth covers with wear and soiling, title in blind on front cover, gilt title on spine (dulled). Signature of previous owners on FEP. Small repaired closed tear on one page, o/wise contents are near fine. Image shows title-page and frontispiece. 21.2 x 14.5.

19260
BUCHANAN, Gary et al.
GREAT VOYAGES OF THE WORLD, 25 adventures on the high seas and great rivers of the world
$25.00 AUD

Readers's Digest. Sydney. 1997. 1st Australian edition. 176 PP with maps & location maps, and colour photos. Title spread: the Xi Ling gorge, on the Yangtze river. Half title page: Portside anchor. Pict. laminated boards, dj. Fine. 30.2 x 21.5. 0864491972

Round the world on the QE2 - On the rivers: Shannon (Ireland), Rhine (Germany), Mekong... On the high seas: to St Helena and Tristan da Cunha, from Bali to Sydney...

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

36662
CHAPELLE, Howard I.
THE AMERICAN FISHING SCHOONERS 1825-1935
$30.00 AUD

W. W. Norton. New York. 1973. 1st Ed. 690 PP with 137 plates, 39 figures and numerous sketch-drawings in the important "Notebook" part of this book. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price clipped). Old tape marks on front and rear endpapers, signature of previous owner on FFEP. Light foxing around outside edges, o/wise a very good clean copy. 24 x 16. 0393031233

The history of the commercial fishing schooner, its development in design, function and construction.

20195
DUCKWORTH, C.L.D. & LANGMUIR, G.E.
WEST HIGHLAND STEAMERS
$15.00 AUD

T. Stephenson & Sons Ltd. Prescot, UK. 1967. 3rd edition of the 1935 original. XIV, 204 PP with tables, plus 36 pages with 1 colour plate and 69 b/w photographs. Fp (in colour): P.S. Columba (I). Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Bookplate of previous owner on inside front cover. Near fine. 22.2 x 14.5.

Vessels of the MacBrayne fleet and their predecessors, to the Western Isles and the Scottish Highlands.

16224
DUDER, Tessa, THOMSON, Barry & HAWKINS, Clifford
SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE
$25.00 AUD

Century Hutchinson. Auckland. 1985. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w and colour photos. Fp: Spirit of Adventure. Eps: In the rigging. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 30.5 x 21.5.. 0091631300

Sail Training revival in New Zealand brings to fruition the Spirit of Adventure.

19346
DUNN, Laurence
MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE WORLD, 1910-1929 (in Colour)
$15.00 AUD

Blandford. London. 1973. 1st Ed. 215 PP with 4 pages of sketches and 96 colour plates by the author. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Near fine. 19.8 x 13.8. 0713705698

Pictorial survey of the merchant ship, ocean liner, tramp steamer, freighter, tanker ...

19883
DUNN, Laurence
MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE WORLD, 1910-1929 in Colour
$15.00 AUD

Macmillan. New York. 1975. 1st US edit. 215 PP with a few b/w illust & 96 colour plates by the author. Hard cover, dj. Few foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 19.8 x 13.8.

Pictorial survey of the merchant ship, ocean liner, tramp steamer, freighter, tanker ...

43627
DUNN, Laurence
MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE WORLD, 1910-1929 (in Colour)
$10.00 AUD

Macmillan. New York. 1975. 1st US edit. 215 PP with a few b/w illust & 96 colour plates by the author. Hard cover, dj. Signature of previous owner on front endpaper. Few foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 19.8 x 13.8.

Pictorial survey of the merchant ship, ocean liner, tramp steamer, freighter, tanker ...

71370
DUNN, Laurence
MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE WORLD, 1910-1929 (in Colour)
$5.00 AUD

Macmillan. New York. 1975. 1st US edit. 215 PP with a few b/w illust & 96 colour plates by the author. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Stamp of previous owner on inside front cover. Few foxing spots on outside edges. Contents near fine. 19.8 x 13.8.

Pictorial survey of the merchant ship, ocean liner, tramp steamer, freighter, tanker ...

17924
DYSON, John
SPIRIT OF SAIL - CLIPPERS, WINDJAMMERS, AND TALL SHIPS
$10.00 AUD

David Bateman. Buderim. 1987. 1st Australian edition. Originally purblished in Canada by Key Porter Books. 176 PP, profusely illustrated with plans, b/w & colour photos. Eps. Hard cover, device in blind on front cover, dj. A little light foxing on prelims, o/wise near fine. 31.2 x 23.5. 0949135151

The call of the sea and the exaltation sailors experience as they brave wind and wave.

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

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

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

64475
FILDES, R.D.
THE SHIPS THAT SERVE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, VOLUME ONE: Australian and New Zealand Flag Vessels
$10.00 AUD

Searail Productions. Sydney. 1975. 1st ed. VIII, 200 PP with b/w photos throughout. Fp: The BP Australia Ltd. tanker BP Endeavour. Decorated hard cover (the Australian Trader), dj. Dust jacket has a few chips, o/wise near fine. Includes a tipped in errata and addendum slip. Oblong: 14.5 x 21.5. 0909096015

Ships and shipowners, historic & preserved vessels, Australia & New Zealand naval vessels.

21285
FORSTER, Honore (compiler)
THE SOUTH SEA WHALER - An Annotated Bibliography...
$30.00 AUD

Kendall Whaling Museum. Sharon, Mass. 1985. 1st Ed. IX, 157 PP. Fp: South Sea Whaling by W.E. Norton. Eps: Map of the Pacific Ocean. Cloth cover, title on front cover and spine. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 26 x 17.5. 0937854220

... bibliography of published historical, literary and art material relating to whaling in the Pacific Ocean in the nineteenth century.

21420
FOWLES, John
SHIPWRECK, Photography by the Gibsons of Scilly
$10.00 AUD

Jonathan Cape. London. 1976. Reprint of the 1974 original. 48 Pages with 2 maps and 36 b/w photos. Title page : Glenbervie ashore. Hard cover, gilt device on front cover, dj. Near fine. Oblong: 21 x 26. 0224010530

The pictorial records of the Gibson family of the Scillies, started in 1860, on tall ships & working boats, steamships & motor vessels.

16217
GILLES, Daniel
ALONE - The Observer Book of the Single-handed Transatlantic Race
$5.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. London. 1977. 1st English edition of the 1976 French original, with a preface by Eric Tabarly. 214 PP with plans & sketches of competing yachts, maps plus 32 pages with 86 b/w pict. Hard cover, dj. A few old damp traces at top of few pages, otherwise very good. 24 x 16.5. 0207957584

Origins of the transatlantic race, inaugural race of 1960 then races of 1964, 68, 72 & 76.

48432
GILLETT, Ross
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND WARSHIPS 1914-1945
$20.00 AUD

Doubleday. Sydney. 1983. 1st Ed. 360 PP with 600 b/w photos & 100 line drawings. Hard cover, dj. Spine of dust jacket lightly sunned. Near fine. 26.2 x 26.2. 0868240958

12699
GOURGUECHON, Charlene
JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE WORLD - A three-year adventure in the New Hebrides
$10.00 AUD

Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1977 1st English edition of the 1974 French original "L'Archipel des Tabous". (8), 338 PP with 1 map and 39 b/w photos. Fp: Map of the New Hebrides. Hard cover, dj. A small closed tear in rear of dust jacket. Occasional foxing. Near fine. 23.2 x 15.5. 0684148471

An exciting story on the New Hebrides islands: of roguish boat captains, missionaries & slave traders, planters & natives, ancient customs & a present-day (1974) but bizarre government "Condominium" shared by France & the U.K.

18295
GREENHILL, Basil (Editor)
THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
$10.00 AUD

Philip Wilson-Scala. London. 1982. 1st Ed. 144 PP with mainly colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Occasional foxing. Fine. 27.5 x 20. 0876671339

The building itself, the collection, the exhibits: from archaeology to modern times, the marine paintings ...

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

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

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

18525
HARLOW, Frederick Pease
THE MAKING OF A SAILOR, Or Sea Life aboard a Yankee Square-rigger
$20.00 AUD

Dover. New York. 1988. 1st unabridged and slightly altered Dover republication of the 1928 original. X, (2), 377, (16 publications) PP with 1 drawing and 25 musical scores, plus 28 Pages with 27 b/w illust. Fp: The "Akbar" of Boston under sail. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 21.4 x 13.6. 9780486256139

A firsthand account recapturing the excitement, danger and humour of life aboard a 19th century square-rigger.

73146
HARRISSON, Tom
SAVAGE CIVILISATION
$200.00 AUD

Victor Gollancz. London. 1937. 1st Ed. 461, (3) PP with 8 maps and 37 figures in text, plus 32 plates with 38 b/w photos, the frontispiece, and the folded map at back of the book. Fp: Woman and child of the northern New Hebrides. Cloth cover, gilt title on a sunned spine. Top edges of covers rubbed at corners, and worn at head of spine. Foxing. Image shows the frontispiece and title page. Very good copy of a scarce item. 22.2 x 14.5.

A stay in the New Hebrides in the 1930's of a member of the Oxford University Expedition, who remained there for two more years following the end of the expedition.

16417
HEALEY, M. C. & WALLACE, R. R. (editors)
CANADIAN AQUATIC RESOURCES
$5.00 AUD

Dept. of Fisheries & Oceans. Ottawa. 1987. 1st Ed. VIII, 533 PP with b/w illust. (photos, tables, maps & figures). Pictorial card cover. Fine. 24.7 x 17. 0660124874

The contribution to the economy of Canada of its aquatic resources and some of their problems: acid rain, toxic contamination of rivers, salinisation of prairies ...

43117
HENDY, John
THE DOVER - OSTEND LINE
$15.00 AUD

Ferry Publications (Kent). London. 1991. 1st Ed. 56 PP with 1 plan, 2 sketches, 89 b/w and 25 colour photos. Inside front cover: Colour photo of the Prince Philippe (II & III). Inside back cover: Prinses Maria-Esmeralda. Pictorial soft cover (Prins Albert and Reine Astrid) . Fine. 29.8 x 21. 095135065X

36492
HENRY, Fred
SHIPS OF THE ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET CO. LTD.
$5.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1967. 2nd edition of the 1962 original. 64 PP with 1 portrait, 2 maps and 24 b/w photos. Stapled pictorial soft cover. Fine. 18.5 x 12.2.

21399
HORNSBY, David
OCEAN SHIPS - 1982
$15.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1982. Updated & revised edition, from the 1964 original. 255 PP with tables & over 250 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj ("Vistafjord"). Very good. 22.3 x 15.2. 0711011508

Part One: Passenger liners & cruise ships. Part Two: Cargo ships. Part Three: Tankers.

21467
INGLETON, Geoffrey C.
MATTHEW FLINDERS, Navigator and Chartmaker
$100.00 AUD

Genesis. Guildford, UK. 1986. 1st Ed., with a foreword by HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. XXIV, 468 PP with 252 illustrations, plus 4 plate sections with 40 pages comprising 16 b/w plates and 16 colour plates. Fp: Flinders' Investigator and Baudin's Le Géographe, 8th April, 1802. FEP: Map of Terra Australis. REP: H.M. Sloop Investigator (profile & rigging plan). Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, colour vignette on front cover, gilt device on back cover. Fine. 32.5 x 24. 0904351343

71519
JEAN, John
JERSEY SAILING SHIPS
$20.00 AUD

Phillimore. Chichester. 1982. 1st Ed. XIV, 178 PP plus 4 pages with b/w & colour illust. Fp: Types of sailing ship. Hard cover with dust jacket. Fine. 25 x 17.5. 0850334640

List of 2000 Jersey ships dating from 1537 to the early 1900's with details of the ships, the captains and their families.

18624
KAUFMAN, Y. & STILLWELL, P.
SHARKS OF STEEL
$15.00 AUD

Naval Institute Press. Annapolis. 1993. 1st printing. XXII, 152 PP with colour photos. Cloth cover, device in blind on front board, gilt title on spine, dj. Near fine. 31 x 23.2. 1557504512

The story of the submarine and their crew: selection, training, performance ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

15651
LAPLACE, Capitaine de Frégate
VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD ON THE CORVETTE LA FAVORITE 1830, 1831, 1832
$20.00 AUD

Antiques of the Orient. Singapore. 1991. 1st edition (being the first English translation of text relating to the plates). 72 PP with 72 colour plates. FEP: Chart of the Voyage of the Corvette La Favorite. Pictorial laminated boards. Fine. 30.2 x 21.5. 9810025394

The circumnavigation voyage of La Place, to re-establish French influence over Indochina and French commercial interest in the Pacific. Call in the Derwent River and at Sydney...

71203
LEENHARDT, Maurice
ARTS OF THE OCEANIC PEOPLES
$60.00 AUD

Thames & Hudson. London. 1950. 1st Eng. Ed. Translated from the French by Michael Heron. 150 PP incl. 4 full-page colour plates plus 124 illustrations in text & 6 illust. in introduction and 11 maps, printed on superior gloss paper. Orig. gilt-engraved cloth cover & spine with dj (price-clipped). Dust jacket chipped with some small repaired tears and is protected. Signature of previous owner on FFEP, o/wise a very clean and near fine copy. Scarce. 25 x 16.

A fascinating book containing detailed descriptions of the strange objects, both ornamental and ritual of the Oceanic people of the far-flung islands and archipelagoes of the Pacific (New Caledonia, Tahiti, Marquesas, Easter Island, Fiji, Solomons, Hawaii, PNG, New Hebrides, including the natives of Australasia, as well as the islands of the Indian Ocean (Madagascar).

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

19201
LONEY, Jack
AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS, Volume 4: 1901-1986
$25.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Portarlington. 1987. 1st Ed. 284 PP with numerous b/w illust., sketches & map. FEP: The four-masted bark Strathgryfe stranded on Yanakie Beach. REP: Stranded Falls of Halladale. Hard cover, dj. Spine of dust jacket sunned. Foxing spots on outside edges. Stamp of previous owner at top of title page, o/wise contents near fine. 24 x 17.6. 909244316

14565
MABER, John M.
NORTH STAR TO SOUTHERN CROSS
$15.00 AUD

T. Stephenson & Sons. Prescot. 1967. 1st Ed. XV, 335 PP with 5 line drawings by author, plus 48 pages with 96 b/w photos. Fp: Mariposa, built 1953. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Near fine. 24.2 x 16.2.

The story of the Australasian seaways where, since the 1850's, sixty shipping lines established routes between Europe, Australasia and North America.

18503
McLEAN, Gavin
CANTERBURY COASTERS
$30.00 AUD

NZ Ship & Marine Society. Wellington. 1988. Reprint of the 1987 original. 96 PP with numerous b/w illustrations (line drawings by S.V. Lampard & photos). Title spread: M/V Calm, ashore Waiweranui Point. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 26.7 x 19. 0959783414

The Canterbury Steam Shipping Company.

14175
MILLER, William H.
MODERN CRUISE SHIPS, 1965-1990: A Photographic Record
$15.00 AUD

Dover Publications. New York. 1992. 1st Ed. XI, 130 PP with 184 illust. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 30 x 22.5. 0486267539

Pictorial survey of over 100 cruise ships from the Queen of Bermuda to the Sovereign of the Seas.

22024
MILLER, William H.
FAMOUS OCEAN LINERS - The Story of Passenger Shipping from the turn of the Century to the present day
$20.00 AUD

Patrick Stephens. Wellingborough. 1987. Reprint of the original. 136 PP with 109 b/w and 18 colour photos. Title spread: Queen Mary arriving New York, 1949. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Fine. 25.2 x 19.2. 850598761

From the first of the super liners, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, to Queen Elizabeth II.

14280
NAPIER, William, GILBERT, John, & HOLLAND, Julian
EASTERN ISLANDS, SOUTHERN SEAS - A History of Discovery and Exploration
$15.00 AUD

Aldus Books / Jupiter Books. London. 1973. Reprint of the 1971 edition. 488 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Hard cover, dj (protected). Clear plastic film covering the dust jacket pasted down on endpapers. Very good. 26.7 x 19.5. 490002927

Towards the lands of spice and treasure, by William Napier. Charting the vast Pacific, by John Gilbert. Lands of the Southern Cross, by Julian Holland.

16287
NEALE, Ralph P.
JOLLY DOGS ARE WE - The History of Yachting in Victoria
$15.00 AUD

Landscape Publications. Melbourne. 1984. 1st Ed. VIII, 338 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 14 pages with 11 colour plates. Eps: Bird's eye view of Melbourne & Hobson's Bay. Cloth cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Fine. 28.5 x 21.5. 959087605

20339
O'MAY, Dave G.
SONG OF STEAM - A Chronicle of Paddle Steamers and Screw Steamers in Tasmanian Waters 1832-1939
$15.00 AUD

Government Printer. Hobart. 1976. 1st Ed. 304 PP with 207 b/w photos. Fp: Hobart Harbour, circa 1893. Pictorial cloth boards. Near fine. 22.3 x 14.5.

A record of steamships which visited Tasmanian waters during the first one hundred years of steam.

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

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

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

31562
PATERSON, L. J.
TWELVE HUNDRED MILES FOR THIRTY SHILLINGS
$30.00 AUD

Mainstream Publishing. Edinburgh. 1988. 1st Ed. 127 PP with 91 b/w illust. (house flags, menu, posters... and photos). Hard cover, dj. Fine. 28 x 20.3. 1851581979

Photographic record of/on the Clyde Shipping Company.

71549
PHILP, J. E.
THE HARRIET McGREGOR - A STAUNCH SHIP'S SEA STORY
$35.00 AUD

Author. Hobart. 1934. 1st Ed. Foreword by C. B. Black. 44 PP with 6 b/w photos on full page. Stapled soft covers (marbled). Near fine. Scarce. 21.8 x 14.

The record of this sturdy blue-gum clipper, the pride of the Port of Hobart, which sailed and logged 845,000 nautical miles between Hobart and London, Adelaide, Mauritius & Melbourne, between 1871 and 1895.

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.

22603
PLOWMAN, Peter
EMIGRANT SHIPS TO LUXURY LINERS - Passenger Ships to Australia & New Zealand, 1945-1990
$65.00 AUD

NSW University Press. Sydney. 1992. 1st Ed. 296 PP with 283 b/w photos, plus 8 pages with 16 colour plates. Fp: "New Australia" at Circular Quay. Half-title page: profile of the "Britanis". Eps: Advertising material / posters on sea travel. Hard cover, dj. Review tipped in on half-title page. Tiny bump near bottom of spine, o/wise a fine copy. 29.2 x 22. 0868403792

Stories of the Builders & Owners, the Crew & Passengers of these great ships.

14282
PONKO, Vincent Jr.
SHIPS, SEAS, AND SCIENTISTS - U.S. Naval Exploration and Discovery in the Nineteenth Century
$10.00 AUD

Naval Institute Press. Annapolis. 1974. 1st Ed. XII, (2), 283 PP. Hard cover. Near fine. Image shows title page. 23.6 x 15.6. 0870216414

Expeditions of discovery, exploration and scientific research: Wilkes to the South Sea and Antarctic 1838-1842 - Perry to China Sea and Japan 1852-1854...

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

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

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

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

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

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

13219
ROGERS, Stanley
THE INDIAN OCEAN
$15.00 AUD

George G. Harrap. London. 1932. 1st Ed. 254 PP with numerous illust. & 12 full-page b/w plates, plus 4 colour plates (1 of them with 6 flags). Fp (in colour): A China clipper. Eps: Map of the Indian Ocean. Cloth cover, device in blind on front cover, gilt title on spine, gilt title on spine. Light foxing throughout o/wise a very good copy. 22.2 x 14.8.

The islands, the discoverers, the adventurers, the East Indiamen and shipwrecks in this ocean.

16234
ROSE, Sir Alec
MY LIVELY LADY
$20.00 AUD

Nautical Publishing. London. 1968. 1st Ed. XIV, 193 PP with maps & drawings, plus 24 pages with 35 b/w & colour photos. Eps. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 22 x 15. 245595651

Alec Rose, early days, his trans-atlantic crossing then his solo round the world voyage of 318 days, in 1967.

17544
SALTER, Harold
BASS STRAIT KETCHES
$40.00 AUD

St.David's Park Publishing. Hobart. 1991. 1st Ed. XI, 330 PP with b/w illustrations (photos, paintings, sketches ...). Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. Scarce. 24.8 x 17.7. 0724625607

The activities of the mosquito fleet of ketches and schooners plying the waters of Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia.

11573
SHAW, George A.
MADAGASCAR AND FRANCE, With Some Accounts of the Island, its People, its Resources and Development
$20.00 AUD

Religious Tract Society. London. 1885. 1st Ed. 320 PP plus 1 folded map and 15 full-page plates. Rebacked copy retaining original gilt-decorated cloth cover, spine faded & little worn on corners. Frontispiece & half-title page missing, o/wise very good. 20.2 x 14.3.

From initial settlement, discovery, tentative settlement and war with France. Geography, flora, fauna...

75320
SMITH, Windas
H.M.A.S. LATROBE - The Story of an Australian Corvette, 1942-1946
$30.00 AUD

Author. Hobart. 1987. 1st Ed. (I), 87 PP with b/w illustrations (1 menu, 2 crests and 3 photos), plus 1 large folded map of Australia's Northern reaches and Appendix tipped-in on inside back cover. Title page: Crest of "Latrobe". Near fine. Scarce. 24.5 x 17. 0731609808

One of the 60 Bathurst Class minesweepers, related by her last war-time Captain.

10474
STANNARD, Bruce
BEN LEXCEN - The Man, the Keel and the Cup
$10.00 AUD

Faber & Faber. London. 1984. 1st Ed. 149 PP with 7 sketch maps, 9 plans, and 37 b/w photos. Fp: Ben Lexcen. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 25 x 19. 0571133967

18240
STERNBERG, Jacques
PORTS EN EAUX-FORTES. Les Ports du Monde Vus par les Graveurs au 19ème Siècle
$15.00 AUD

Editions Maritimes & d'Outre-Mer. Paris. 1981. 1st Ed. 233 PP with b/w etchings throughout the book. Eps: Mappemonde. Pictorial laminated boards. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. French text. 28.2 x 21.

Etchings of the harbours of the world, as seen by the 19th Century engravers: Le Havre, London, New York, Melbourne.

13253
STOCK, Ralph
THE CRUISE OF THE DREAM SHIP
$15.00 AUD

Wm. Heinemann. London. 1935. Reprint of the 1921 original. IX, 272 PP with 1 b/w illustration, plus 16 pages with 32 b/w illustrations. Fp: The dream ship. Green cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Light shelf wear around edges, o/wise a near fine copy. 22.2 x 14.5.

Cruising through the South Sea Islands on a former fishing smack at the end of WWI: Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotus, Tahiti ... Cruise ending in Tonga after her sale. ... Thursday Island.

14465
STOKESBURY, James L.
NAVY AND EMPIRE
$25.00 AUD

William Morrow. New York. 1983. 1st Ed. 430 PP with 8 maps. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges. Blind stamp of previous owner on front endpaper. Near fine. 24 x 16. 0688021344

History of the Royal Navy from the time of Drake and the Armada to the Falkland Islands crisis of 1982. The inter-relationship between the Royal Navy and the British Empire.

18797
STRANGE, James
JAMES STRANGE'S JOURNAL AND NARRATIVE OF THE COMMERCIAL EXPEDITION FROM BOMBAY TO THE NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA
$30.00 AUD

Ye Galleon Press. Fairfield, Washington. 1982. Reprint of the 1928 original, with an introductory material by A.V. Venkatarama Ayyar, and notes by John Hosie & F. W. Howay. 144, (2 colophon) PP with 3 b/w plates, plus folded map in back pocket. Eps: chart of the Cook Channel and Strange Island near Nootka Island. Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Occasional light foxing spots, o/wise fine. 23.8 x 16.2. 0877702675

Expedition to the North-west Coast of America in 1786, which sailed from Bombay on 08/12/1785, on board the Captain Cook and The Experiment.

10471
TAZELAAR, J. & BUSSIERE, J.
TO CHALLENGE A DISTANT SEA
$40.00 AUD

Henry Regnery Co. Chicago. 1977 1st Ed. (14), 270 PP with 7 sketch maps, plus 16 pages with 33 b/w photos. Hard covers, dj. Dust jacket lightly soiled, light foxing, otherwise near fine. 23.5 x 16 0809279355

The life and voyages of Jean Gau, who sailed alone more than any other man. His last and sadest voyage on the ketch "Atom" ended with his shipwreck near Bizerte, Tunisia, on 3rd of December 1973.

18317
THOMAS, Leslie
A WORLD OF ISLANDS
$10.00 AUD

St. Martin's Press. New York. 1983. 1st US Ed. 208 PP with 70 b/w photos, plus 16 Colour plates. Fp: The Citadel Canal at Corfu. Eps: Mappemonde. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 25.5 x 19.5. 0312892233

A voyage through some of the world's most famous and romantic islands, with their history.

72305
THROCKMORTON, Peter
DIVING FOR TREASURE
$20.00 AUD

Thames & Hudson. London. 1977. 1st UK Ed. 136 PP with 126 b/w & 10 colour illust. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Dust jacket has some light shelf wear along top edge, o/wise fine. 24.8 x 22.4.

Introduction to underwater archaeology: treasures such as jade, pieces of silver, etc..

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

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

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

11835
TODD, Ian
ISLAND REALM - A Pacific Panorama
$20.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1974. 1st Ed. (8), 214 PP with 19 maps, 32 drawings by Lindsay Wilson and 61 b/w photos, plus 48 pages with 63 colour photos. EPS: Map of the Pacific with winds and currents. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Near fine. 28 x 22. 0207127611

A contemporary observation over time and space within the realm of the Pacific: community & individual culture, history, political life, ...

11501
TRUMBULL, Robert
TIN ROOFS AND PALM TREES - A Report on the New South Seas
$5.00 AUD

ANU Press. Canberra. 1977. 1st Ed. X, 302 PP with 17 maps, plus 16 PP with 34 b/w photos. Eps: Map of the Pacific Islands. Hard cover, cloth spine. Spine lightly sunned. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 23.5 x 15. 0708107443

Description of the various archipelagoes of the South Pacific in the mid 1970's.

73246
TRUMBULL, Robert
TIN ROOFS AND PALM TREES - A Report on the New South Seas
$10.00 AUD

ANU Press. Canberra. 1977. 1st Ed. X, 302 PP with 17 maps, plus 16 PP with 34 b/w photos. Eps: Map of the Pacific Islands. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Spine of dust jacket lightly sunned, and with light insect damage. Ex Library copy with stamps on front endpaper, recto and verso of title page, and pocket on rear endpapers. Foxing spots on outside edges. Otherwise contents clean and near fine. 23.5 x 15. 0708107443

Description of the various archipelagoes of the South Pacific in the mid 1970's. Chapter 5: New Caledonia, nickel plated paradise.

30928
VILLIERS, Capt. Alan
LOUIS DE ROCHEMONT'S WINDJAMMER, Including The School of the Sea and Sailing a Square-Rigger and LP musical score by Morton Gould
$30.00 AUD

Random House. New York. 1958. 1st Ed. 68 PP with b/w & colour illust. FEP: Track of the Christian Radich. REP: Fold-out photo of the Christian Radich in New York harbour. Laminated pictorial boards. Light wear around edges, o/wise near fine. 28.5 x 21.

The School of the Sea... Pages 6-11, and Sailing a Square-Rigger, Pages 49-51. Book on the CINEMIRACLE movie, filmed on board the Norwegian windjammer Christian Radich. Includes the accompanying LP 33rpm with the original musical score by Morton Gould.

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

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

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

19340
WARNER, Oliver
NELSON
$10.00 AUD

Weidenfeld & Nicolson / Book Club Associates. London. 1975. 1st Ed., in the Great Lives series. 231 PP with 100 b/w & 16 colour plates. Fp: Nelson by Leonardo Guzzardi. Eps: The Victory rakes the Spanish at Trafalgar. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Occasional foxing. Very good. 25.5 x 18.

21365
WELLINGS, H. P.
BENJAMIN BOYD IN AUSTRALIA (1842-1849)
$10.00 AUD

Privately published. Eden. No date, c. 1930. 7th Edition. 48 PP with 11 b/w illust. Stapled card covers browned and repaired, contents very good. 21.5 x 14.

Shipping Magnate: Merchant: Banker: Pastoralist and Station Owner: Member of the Legislative Council: Town Planner: Whaler.

15799
WILLIAMS, Glyndwr & FROST, Alan
TERRA AUSTRALIS TO AUSTRALIA
$50.00 AUD

OUP. Melbourne. 1988. 1st Ed. XIX, 242 PP with 143 b/w or colour illust. Fp: Matthew Flinder's first recorded use of the term 'Australia' 1804. Eps: Typus Orbis Terrarum. Cloth cover, dj. Dedicatory note signed by Alan Frost on title-page. A fine copy. 26.2 x 19.8. 0195549082

Describes the various stages of discovery and the significance of these for the European imagination. Examines the impact of early colonization on the Aborigines. A most comprehensive account of European discovery of Australia.

11703
WILSON, Bruce
COLONIAL IDENTITIES - Canada from 1760 to 1815
$25.00 AUD

National Archives of Canada. Ottawa. 1988. 1st Ed., in Records of Our History series. XII, 236 PP with 113 b/w and colour reproductions of archival records (maps, engravings, paintings ..). Eps: Seal hunting. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Fine. 28.5 x 22.2. 0660126664

The period of war and uncertainties which shaped modern Canada.

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.

20515
WINSER, John de S.
BRITISH CROSS-CHANNEL RAILWAY PASSENGER SHIPS
$10.00 AUD

Patrick Stephens Limited. London. 1994. 1st Ed. 80 PP with 1 map, 1 silhouette, 3 plans and 126 b/w photos. Title spread: Dieppe Harbour, 15th August 1937. Half title page: the 1445 tons Brittany. FEP: View of St Helier Harbour with Falaise in port. REP: The 1949 Strait of Dover steamer Maid of Orleans. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 28 x 22. 185260459X

53 ships which joined the railway-owned fleets from 1920 to 1963.

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

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

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