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18321
ABRANSON, Erik
SHIPS OF THE HIGH SEAS
$5.00 AUD

Crescent Books. New York. 1976. 1st U.S. edition. 124 PP with b/w & colour illustrations, including 20 paintings by Edward Mortelmans. Title spread: Steamship Ruatehu & sailing ship Turakina. Eps: Plans of a ship of 74 guns. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 28 x 21.5. 0517215497

The gradual evolution of vessels dependent upon manpower, wind & weather, to the modern vessels using computer technology & nuclear power.

21134
ADAMS, Richard (editor)
ANTARCTICA - Voices from the Silent Continent
$10.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1990. 3rd impression of the 1990 original. 80 PP with 2 sketches of penguins and 55 colour illustrations (1 map, 9 artworks on whales and 45 photos). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 24.6 x 18.8. 0340542551

Compilation of celebrated quotes & reports on/for protection of this continent.

16139
BADDELEY, Jon
NAUTICAL ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES
$30.00 AUD

Sotheby's Publications. London. 1993. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w & colour illust. Hard cover, dj. Ex-libris plate on inside front cover, o/wise fine. 28.8 x 24.5. 0856673943

Ships models, navigational instruments, marine art and craft, ship portrait paintings, posters,...

20084
BAKER, Sidney J.
MY OWN DESTROYER - A Biography of Matthew Flinders, Explorer and Navigator
$20.00 AUD

Currawong. Sydney. 1962. 1st Ed. XIII, 146 PP plus 8 pages with 7 b/w illust. Fp: Portrait of Capt. Matthew Flinders, R.N. Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket is a little rubbed/soiled around edges, o/wise a fine copy. 24.1 x 16.

His achievements as explorer & navigator, his tragedies (shipwrecks, detention at Ile de France for 7 years).

14205
BALDERSTON, David
THE WAIHEKE FERRIES OF AUCKLAND
$20.00 AUD

Grantham House. Wellington. 1991. 1st Ed. X, 94 PP with b/w illust. (photos, maps & line draw.). Eps: Ferries' profiles. Pictorial soft cover. Name of previous owner and date on half-title page, o/wise fine. 26 x 18.8. 047700010

From the first ferry "Novelty" to the quick catamarans running between Auckland, Waiheke Island & Kawau Island.

18275
BEISER, Arthur
THE SAILOR'S WORLD
$10.00 AUD

Ridge Press Book. New York. c. 1971. 1st Ed. 251 PP with 79 b/w & 103 colour photos by Stanley Rosenfeld. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Stamp of previous owner on free endpaper, occasional foxing, o/wise very good. 28 x 22. 0600380408

Every aspect of sailing & the world of the sailor: the boat, racing, weather, navigation, seamanship,... cruising & ocean passage.

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

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

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

21330
BROWN, Diana & Colin
THE WHALER AND THE PRIVATEER, The Story of Two Ships
$25.00 AUD

Letter of Marque Press. Nantucket. 1993. 1st Ed. XXII, 275 PP with 1 folded plate "Transition Chart for Hero and Swallow", and 36 b/w figures. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 23 x 15.4. 096382080X

The French whaler Hero (Héros du Havre) and the English privateer Swallow, from the journal of Wm. Morris, first mate of the former and Wm. Mann, a carpenter of the latter. The Swallow seized the Hero off Santa Catarina Island (Brazil) in December, 1803.

74755
BROXAM, Graeme
SHIPWRECKS OF TASMANIA'S WILD WEST COAST, Addenda & Errata
$10.00 AUD

Navarine Publishing. Canberra. 1996. Second Edition. 28 PP with 6 b/w photos. Pict. card cover. Signed by the author on the title-page. Fine. 21 x 14.5. 095865610X

Addenda and Errata to the First Edition corrected to 30 January 1996.

15969
CAIRIS, Nicholas T.
PASSENGER LINERS OF THE WORLD SINCE 1893
$10.00 AUD

Bonanza Books. New York. 1979. Revised edition of the 1972 original published under the title North Atlantic Passenger Liners since 1900. 226 PP with 211 b/w photos of each ship described. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. Oblong: 21.8 x 28.2. 0517288753

Nostalgic look at the heyday of passenger ships, through the brief history of 211 ships of over 10,000 tons. Ships of the Cunard Line to the United States Lines. From the Alaunia to the Zaandam.

16155
CHATTERTON, E. Keble
OLD SHIP PRINTS
$20.00 AUD

Spring Books. London. 1965. Reprint of the 1927 original. XII, (2), 182 PP with 2 engravings, plus 60 pages with 109 b/w illust and 7 colour plates. Fp: The city of Treviso. Hard cover, dj (rubbed). Dust jacket has been laminated. Faint foxing, o/wise very good. 25.3 x 19.

History of the sailing ship in art.

17950
CHATTERTON, E. Keble
WINDJAMMERS AND SHELLBACKS, Strange True Stories of the Sea
$15.00 AUD

Rich & Cowan Ltd. London. 1935. Reprint in the Neptune Library of the 1926 original. IX, 246 PP with 1 figure, plus 16 b/w plates with 22 illustrations. Cloth covers somewhat soiled and a little frayed at bottom of spine. Dulled spine, no dust jacket. Occasional foxing, o/wise contents clean and still a very good copy. 22 x 15.2.

Search for the Northwest passage in 1619. Castaway on Juan de Nova, shipwreck off Macassar,...

74185
CHATTERTON, E. Keble
SAILING SHIPS AND THEIR STORY
$50.00 AUD

Sidgwick & Jackson. London. 1909. 1st edition. XXI, 362 PP with 125 b/w drawings or plates (some in text and others on extra pages) plus 9 plans on 3 folded pages at rear of book. Fp (in colour): A 17th century English warship (in colour). Decorated cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Wear around edges (shelf wear) and a few light patches on rear cover. Top edge gilt. Hardly any foxing. Front hinge a little shaken, otherwise a very nice bright copy of the first edition. 25 x 18.

74348
CHATTERTON, E. Keble
WINDJAMMERS AND SHELLBACKS, Strange True Stories of the Sea
$25.00 AUD

Rich & Cowan Ltd. London. 1935. Reprint in the Neptune Library of the 1926 original. IX, 246 PP with 1 figure, plus 16 b/w plates with 22 illustrations. Cloth cover, title on front cover and spine, bright dust jacket which is in a protective sleeve. Faint signature of previous owner on inside front cover, light foxing around outside edges, o/wise a very nice copy. 22 x 15.2.

Search for the Northwest passage in 1619. Castaway on Juan de Nova, shipwreck off Macassar,...

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

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

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

71512
CHISHOLM, Jocelyn
BRIND OF THE BAY OF ISLANDS, Some Readings & Notes of Thirty Years in the Life of a Whaling Captain
$50.00 AUD

Author. Wellington. 1979. First limited edition of 400 copies and signed by the author on half-title page. 92 PP plus 8 pages with 10 b/w illust. Fp: Silhouette of Capt. W.D. Brind. Eps: Plan of Korakera. Gilt-engraved hard cover. A little light foxing around edges and top outside page edges, o/wise a fine copy. Scarce. 25.5 x 15.5. 0473000261

Captain Brind commanded the whaling ships Cumberland (1819-1822), Asp (1822-24), Emily (1825-1828), Toward Castle (1828-1835), then the Narwhal (1836-1840).

68624
CLIFFORD, Robert, LOWRIE, Kim et al.
INCAT - THE FIRST 40 YEARS
$75.00 AUD

Baird Publications. Melbourne. 1998. 1st Ed. 204 PP with b/w and colour illust. (photos, plans, graphs...). Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Near fine. Scarce. Oblong: 21.7 x 30.5. 0958701369

Achievements and inroads into fast ferry transportation made by Incat Tasmania.

19855
COLEMAN, Terry
THE LINERS - A History of the North Atlantic Crossing
$10.00 AUD

Penguin. London. 1977. Reprint in paperback edition of the 1976 original. 232 PP with b/w & colour illust. Fp: Poster of Normandie. Half-title: Shopping on Aquitania. Pictorial card cover. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 24.5 x 19. 0140043985

When these liners had style: in their design, in the men who sailed them or travelled on them.

12032
COX, Bernard
PADDLE STEAMERS
$5.00 AUD

Blandford Press. Poole, Dorset. 1979. 1st Ed. 223 PP with b/w illust. Title page: drawing of a shell. Eps: Paddle wheeler Mississippi, on the Mississippi. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Spine of dust jacket lightly sunned. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 28 x 20.5. 0713709243

Development of the paddle steamer: traffic - transatlantic, cross-channel, rivers & lakes...

14201
COX, Peter
A LINK WITH TRADITION - The Story of Stephenson Clarke Shipping Limited 1730-1980
$20.00 AUD

Stephenson Clarke. London. 1980. 1st edition with a foreword by Grahame Stafford, Managing Director. Ed. 74 PP with 1 Family Tree and b/w or colour illustrations. House-Flag in colour, on title page. Fp: Map "North Sea Routes". Eps: London & the Thames. Original cloth cover, title on the front cover of the clear plastic dust jacket which has pieces missing and is now in a protective sleeve. An otherwise fine copy. Oblong: 20.2 x 21.2. 095071951X

A record of the existence of Stephenson Clarke Shipping over 250 years.

15777
CUMPSTON, J. S.
THE FURNEAUX GROUP, BASS STRAIT, First Visitors 1797-1810
$10.00 AUD

Roebuck Society. Canberra. 1978. 2nd printing of the 1972 original. Publication Roebuck Society No. 5. IV, 35 PP with 3 maps, plus 4 pages with 3 b/w photos & 1 chart on double page. Soft cover. Inscription at top of title-page and date, o/wise contents are near fine. 25 x 17.5. 0950085855

67973
CUMPSTON, J. S.
THE FURNEAUX GROUP, BASS STRAIT, First Visitors 1797-1810
$15.00 AUD

Roebuck Society. Canberra. 1972. 1st Ed. Publication Roebuck Society No. 5. IV, 35 PP with 3 maps, plus 4 pages with 3 b/w photos & 1 chart on double page. Soft cover. Near fine. 25 x 17.5. 0950085855

21925
DAKIN, William John
WHALEMEN ADVENTURERS
$25.00 AUD

Sirius Books. Sydney. 1963. Reprint of the 1938 revised edition (original of 1934). XXXII, 285 PP plus 16 pages with 18 bw illust. Pictorial soft cover. A near fine copy. 19.6 x 13.8.

The story of whaling in Australian waters and other Southern Seas related thereto, from the days of sails to modern times.

21240
DAVIES, J. L.
THE WHALES AND SEALS OF TASMANIA
$15.00 AUD

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Hobart. 1963. 1st Ed. 29 PP (2 Index) with 27 b/w figures by author. Soft cover, illustrated front. Covers foxed and with creases. Signature of previous owner (Olaf Ruhen) at top of title page. Very good working copy. 24.5 x 18.5.

Guide to the marine mammals of Tasmania. The pinnipeds (seals, sea lions & fur seals) and the cetaceans (whales, dolphins & porpoises), endemic to Tasmania or migratory.

32360
EASTLAKE, Keith
SEA DISASTERS, The Truth behind the Tragedies
$20.00 AUD

Greenwich Editions. London. 1998. 1st Ed. 96 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Half title page: Lakonia on fire. Title spread: Seawise University, formerly Queen Elizabreth, on fire in Hong Kong. Pictorial laminated boards. Fine. 28.7 x 23.6. 0862881498

Collision. Fire. Explosion. Human error. Weather and Mechanical failure.

15518
EASTY, John
MEMORANDUM OF THE TRANSACTIONS OF A VOYAGE FROM ENGLAND TO BOTANY BAY 1787-1793 - A First Fleet Journal
$45.00 AUD

Public Library of New South Wales / Angus and Robertson. Sydney. 1965. 1st edition in the William Dixson Foundation publication No. 4. X, 182 PP (4). Fp: Facsimile of page 94 of John Easty's journal. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges, a few small nicks to the dj, o/wise near fine. 29.2 x 20.8.

Voyage on the first fleet transport "Scarborough".

15958
FARQUHAR, I. J.
UNION FLEET 1875-1968
$10.00 AUD

New Zealand Ship and Marine Society. Wellington. 1968. 1st Ed. Foreword by R. A. Falla. (6), 56 PP, plus 12 pages with 18 b/w illustrations by J.E. Hobbs. Pictorial soft cover. Name and address of previous owner at top corner of title page, otherwise fine. 22.5 x 16.

A list of ships owned by the Union Steam Ship Company of N.Z. since its inception in 1875 in Dunedin.

18539
FARQUHAR, I. J.
UNION FLEET 1875-1975
$15.00 AUD

N.Z. Ships & Marine Society. Wellington. 1976. 2nd revised edition of the 1968 original. VIII, 61 PP, plus 16 pages with 26 b/w illust. by J. E. Hobbs. Stapled pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 24.5 x 16.5.

A list of ships owned by the Union Steam Ship Company of N.Z. since its inception in 1875 in Dunedin.

18143
FINCHAM, John
A HISTORY OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE
$60.00 AUD

Scolar Press. London. 1979. Reprint of 1851 orig. Ed. Introduction by John Leather. XI, (3), VIII, (XI), LXXXIV, 415 PP with numerous figures & tables in text, 58 plates numbered 1 to 47. Gilt-engraved papered boards, blue cloth spine, dj. Plain slipcase. Dust jacket is sunned/browned at spine and has a small crease and repairs at extremities. An otherwise fine copy. 24.8 x 16. 0859675696

A summary of the evolution of naval architecture, from log rafts & canoes, the Phoenicians, Greeks & Romans... up to the British Navy at the time.

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.

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

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

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

16734
GILLETT, Ross
AUSTRALIA'S NAVY, Past, Present and Future
$20.00 AUD

Child & Henry. Sydney. 1986. 1st Ed. 72 PP with b/w photos. Half title page: HMAS Stalwart leads 2 FFGs and 2 DEs. Fp: HMAS Darwin. Pictorial laminated boards. Near fine. 29.2 x 22.2. 086777178X

71532
GUILLAUMIN, Emile
FRANCOIS PERON - Enfant du Peuple - Un Grand Voyage - Une Oeuvre - Une Vie
$200.00 AUD

Les Marmousets. Moulins, France. 1982. 1st edition limited to 450 copies (400 with cloth cover), with a preface by Jacques Lougnon. 154 PP with 61 b/w reproductions of original engravings. Half title page: portrait of François Péron by M. C. A. Lesueur. Title page: Canda, Jeune fille Malaise, Timor. Cloth cover, colour vignette on front cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. French text. Near fine. 37.8 x 27.5. 2903886040

The life and the works of François Péron and his great voyage to Australia with the Baudin expedition.

14335
HARDY, A. C. (editor)
THE WONDERFUL STORY OF THE SEA
$5.00 AUD

Odhams Press. London. c. 1950. 1st Ed. 384 PP with b/w illustrations. Cloth cover, device in blind on front cover. Spine sunned and split at hinge (repaired). Internally very good. 25 x 18.5.

From log to luxury liner: construction, propulsion, dry-docking; various & adapted types of ships: fishing, cable-laying, etc..

15993
HEAL, S.C.
THE MAPLE LEAF AFLOAT, Volume I, West Coast Maritime Memories
$10.00 AUD

Cordillera Pub. Vancouver. 1992. 1st Ed. 181, (III adv.) PP with b/w illust. Pictorial soft cover. Foxing spots on outside edges. Fine. 22.5 x 15. 1895590027

Various aspects of shipping from a Canadian point of view: maritime & nautical stories, contemporary shipping, commercial fishing...

18285
HEATH, Edward
SAILING, A Course of My Life
$15.00 AUD

Sidgwick & Jackson. London. 1975. December reprint of the November 1975 original. 184 PP, (1 Index) with b/w & colour photos throughout. Hard cover, dj (lightly rubbed). Signed by Edward Heath on verso of free fly front endpaper. Near fine. 25.4 x 19. 028398225X

Prime Minister of the U.K. First "sailing" lesson in 1966, win on the Sydney / Hobart in 1969...

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

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

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

12323
HILL, Ernestine
MY LOVE MUST WAIT - The Story of Matthew Flinders
$30.00 AUD

Lloyd O'Neil. Melbourne. 1971. Reprint of the 1941 original, in the Australian Classics series. (8), 463 PP (5). Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 22 x 14.6.

Historical novel centred on the life of Matthew Flinders, hydrographer & explorer, the first man to circumnavigate and to name the fifth continent: Terra Australis.

15485
HILL-WILLIS, Capt. C.H.
ON THEIR MAJESTIES SERVICE
$15.00 AUD

Neptune Press. Newtown, Vic. 1983. 1st Ed. 249 PP with 21 b/w photos in text. Hard cover, dj has a few small chips or closed tears, o/wise a near fine copy, signed by author. 22.2 x 14.8. 0949583200

A life at sea: 30 different ships and ashore working for Majesties of kingdoms in Malaya and in Tonga.

19800
HINTON, A. G.
SHELLS OF NEW GUINEA AND THE CENTRAL INDO-PACIFIC
$20.00 AUD

Robert Brown and Assoviates / Jacaranda Press. Port Moresby / Brisbane. 1972. 1st Ed. XVI, 94 PP with 6 figures, 2 maps & 44 colour plates on full-page. FEP: Map of Central Western Pacific. REP: Map of Papua New Guinea. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing. Near fine. 26 x 19.8. 0701681144

30723
HOEHLING, A. A.
EPICS OF THE SEA
$15.00 AUD

Contemporary Books. Chicago. 1977. 1st Ed. VI, (2), 228 PP, plus 8 pages with 20 b/w illust. Hard cover, dj. (price clipped). Fine. 23.5 x 15.8 0809281295

Cruise of the Alabama - The ordeal of William Bligh - Why did they sink the Lusitania ...

58177
HUGHES, Lt.-Colonel Henry
IMMORTAL SAILS - A Story of a Welsh Port and some of its Ships
$5.00 AUD

T. Stephenson. Prescot. 1969. 2nd Ed. 240 PP, plus 34 b/w plates. Fp: Portrait of the author. Hard cover with reinforced dust jacket which is price-clipped. Several relevant picture cards pasted down throughout the book plus a newspaper article and an article from Sea Breezes. Previous owner's signature on inside front cover. Book is still in very good condition and an acceptable reading/working copy. 22.3 x 15.

Development of the harbour of Portmadoc. Slate trade, phosphate trade, with the Dutch West Indies, trade with Labrador and Newfoundland. Coastal trade.

17850
HURST, A.A.
THE MUSIC OF FIVE OCEANS
$15.00 AUD

Hennel Locke. London. 1960. 1st UK Ed. 160 PP, plus 14 pages with 23 b/w photos. Fp: a contrast in school-ships. Hard cover, dj. Few foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 22 x 15.2.

Some of the epic voyages under sail. Also, sea-lore, mythology, superstition and curious experiences.

11704
JACKSON, Gainor W.
REFLECTIONS ON AUCKLAND HARBOUR
$15.00 AUD

Collins. Auckland. 1975. 1st Ed. 96 PP with b/w & colour line drawings or paintings by author. Title page: The Ferry Building. Eps: Waitemata Harbour & approaches. Hard cover, dj (short closed tears). Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise very good. 28.5 x 22.

Sail and steam, waterfront, pleasure craft.. on the Waitemata.

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.

21196
KIRK, Allan A.
SHIPS AND SAILORMEN
$10.00 AUD

Reed. Wellington. 1964. 1st Ed. XII, 196 PP with 2 maps, plus 16 pages with 49 photos. Hard cover, dj. (chipped and some pieces missing) and in a protective sleeve. Former owner's signature on FFEP. Foxing spots on outside edges and few pages. Other wise contents clean and still a very good copy. 22 x 14.5.

A collection of pen portraits of 21 ship masters and 4 others whose lives have been dedicated to the sea and sailing Australasian waters.

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

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

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

16512
LABOUTE, P., MAGNIER, Y.
UNDERWATER GUIDE TO NEW CALEDONIA
$25.00 AUD

Editions du Pacifique. Papeete. 1979. 1st Ed. 160 PP with 171 colour photos. Pictorial laminated boards a little rubbed around edges. Signature on FFEP, o/wise very good. 18.7 x 13.2. 2857001029

Descriptions of the most representative types of flora & fauna found amongst the swamps, mangroves, coral reefs, ... of New Caledonia.

18335
LAING, Alexander
THE AMERICAN HERITAGE HISTORY OF SEAFARING AMERICA
$10.00 AUD

American Heritage Publishing. New York. 1974. 1st Ed. 344, (8 index) PP with 300 b/w & colour illust. Hard cover, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on cloth spine, dj (price clipped). Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 28.6 x 22.2. 0070358478

America under sail: from colonial days to the present boom in sailing for pleasure and sport.

10841
LETHBRIDGE, T. C.
BOATS AND BOATMEN
$20.00 AUD

Thames & Hudson. London. 1952. 1st edition in The Past in The Present series. VIII, 199 PP with 41 line drawings by the author, plus 4 photogravure plates with 6 b/w illustrations. Cloth cover, dj. Spine of covers damaged at extremities with corresponding dust jacket pieces missing. Contents very clean and overall, still a very good copy. 22.2 x 14.5.

Boats of the West and their gear, the men who built them and those who embarked on them. Magical and religious ideas underlying surviving nautical customs.

34568
LUBBOCK, Basil
THE CHINA CLIPPERS
$50.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1968. 2nd reprint of the 1946 revised edition. XIII, (3), 295 PP, plus 25 pages with 20 illust. & 11 plans. Fp: Taeping and Ariel racing up channel. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dust jacket with a few chips and a little soiled, now in a protective sleeve. Previous owner's name on FFEP, a little light foxing, o/wise a very good clean copy. 24.5 x 18.

History of the celebrated clipper ships in the opium & tea trades.

16016
MACDONALD, Bill
SAIL THE INLAND SEA - A Tale of Two Voyages from Thunder Bay to Saguenay Fjord
$15.00 AUD

Porphry Press. Thunder Bay, Ontario. 1993. 1st Ed. VI, (6), 201 PP with b/w photos, maps & plans. Pictorial card cover (lightly rubbed). Near fine. 21.2 x 13.5. 0969313853

The Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

15376
MacGREGOR, David R.
THE CHINA BIRD - The History of Captain Killick, and the Firm he Founded: Killick Martin & Company
$35.00 AUD

Conway Maritime Press. London. 1986. 2nd revised edition. 224 PP profusely illustrated throughout. Fp: The "Lothair". Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 29 x 22. 0851773818

Story of Killick & Martin, founded by Capt. James Killick of "Challenger" fame, described as "China Bird". Annual races of the tea clippers from Chinese ports to the docks of England.

71641
MacGREGOR, David R.
THE CHINA BIRD, The History of Captain Killick and One Hundred Years of Sail and Steam
$70.00 AUD

Chatto & Windus. London. 1961. 1st Ed. XVII, 366 PP with 56 fig. in text, 3 folding plans, 42 pages with 58 b/w plates. Fp: The "Lothair". Eps: Map of world with principal sailing routes. Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket is a little worn with chips and marks and is in a protective sleeve. A little light foxing, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16.5.

Story of Killick & Martin, founded by Capt. James Killick of "Challenger" fame, described as "China Bird". Annual races of the tea clippers from Chinese ports to the docks of England.

21235
MATTHEWS, Dr. Leonard Harrison (editor)
THE WHALE
$15.00 AUD

Simon & Schuster. New York. 1968. 1st Ed. Foreword by Philip F. Purrington. 287 PP profusely illustrated in b/w & colour. Eps: Whale species (Japanese names). Hard cover, silver device on front cover, dj. Dust jacket chipped and repaired. Occasional foxing, o/wise very good. Oblong: 25.2 x 27.5.

The whales in mythology and folklore, their biology, whaling industry and whaling boats, whale products, ... whale protection.

37905
MAXTONE-GRAHAM, John
THE NORTH ATLANTIC RUN, The Only Way to Cross
$15.00 AUD

Cassell. London. 1972. 1st UK edition, originally published in the United States as The Only Way to Cross. XIV, 434 PP with b/w illustrations (2 plans of ships, 4 ephemera, 6 maps, and 180 photos). Eps: Steamer routes on the North Atlantic. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Front cover with light bumps, o/wise near fine. 24 x 17.5. 0304291560

Nostalgic look at the great passenger liners plying between Europe and the USA.

19492
McLEAN, Gavin (compiler)
NEW ZEALAND COASTAL PASSENGER SHIPS
$10.00 AUD

G.P. Books. Wellington. 1989. 1st Ed. 48 PP with 66 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 21 x 14.8. 0477000142

Photographic record of the various runs: Northern Route, Nelson Passenger Service, the Picton Ferry, the Wellington-Lyttelton Ferry Service and Foveaux Strait Service.

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

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

Story of the main port of the South Island.

18846
MICCO, Helen Mary
KING ISLAND AND THE SEALING TRADE, 1802
$20.00 AUD

Roebuck. Canberra. 1971. 1st Ed., Volume 3 in the Roebuck series. IV, 5I PP plus 8 pages with 7 b/w plates. FEP: Map of King Island. REP: The 3 vessels of Baudin's expedition. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 26 x 18.8. 0950085812

A translation of chapters 22 & 23 of the narrative by François Péron published in the official account of the voyage of discovery to the Southern lands undertaken in the corvettes Le Géographe, Le Naturaliste, and the schooner Casuarina during the years 1800 to 1804, under the command of Captain Nicolas Baudin.

15637
MOLLAT, Michel
LES EXPLORATEURS DU XIIIè AU XVIè SIECLE, Premiers Regards sur des Mondes Nouveaux
$20.00 AUD

Editions du C.T.H.S. / Comité des Travaux Historiques et Scientifiques. Paris. 1992. 1st Ed. No. 9 in the C.T.H.S. Format series. 258 PP with 8 maps. Pictorial soft cover. Name of previous owner at top of half title page. Spine lightly sunned, faint foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. French text. 18.5 x 12. 2735502511

Land routes in Asia (towards Cathay), in Africa (Ibn Batoutah ...). Sea discoveries around Africa, towards India, to America & circumnavigation up to the 16th century.

16268
MURRANT, Jim (editor)
REACHING FOR THE LIMIT
$10.00 AUD

Lansdowne. Melbourne. 1967. 1st Ed. (14), 153 PP with b/w illust. (photos, maps). Fp. Illustrated card cover, dj (price-clipped. Small closed tear on dust jacket, o/wise very good. 28 x 22.

Fourteen contributions from Australia's most accomplished yachtsmen: Jock Sturrock and America's Cup 1962, 1967, Bob Ross: Capsizing and safety, ...

63306
N/A
CRUISE TRAVEL MAGAZINE - Volume 10 (6 Issues)
$15.00 AUD

World Publishing Company. Evanston, IL. 1988/1989. Volume 10, No.1 (July/August) 1988 to No. 6 (May/June) 1989. 6 issues for a total of 444 PP with b/w and colour photos. Each issue with original soft cover. 2 holes for ring binder close to spine. Fine set. Image shows cover of No.1. 27.5 x 20.5

Volume 10. Each issue with following : Port of the Month - Ship of the Month - Cruise of the Month ... No. 1 - Port: Grenada. - Ship: "Celebration" of Carnival Cruise Lines. - Cruise: River Shannon. No. 2 - Port: Copenhagen. - Ship: "Royal Princess". - Cruise: Mexican Riviera. No. 3 - Port: San Diego. - Ship: "Sovereign of the Seas". - Cruise: Greek Isles. No. 4 - 10th Anniversary Issue. No. 5 - Port: Ocho Rios, Jamaica Island. - Ship: "Yorktown Clipper". - Cruise: The Baltic. No. 6 - Port: Miami. - Ship: "Queen Elizabeth 2". - Cruise: exploring China.

16045
NAIRN, R. A.
PRETTY MAIDEN, The Steamship Kwinana
$10.00 AUD

Fremantle Arts Centre Press. Fremantle. 1982. 1st Ed. VIII, 42 PP with 10 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 20.4 x 14. 0909144648

The life of the state ship Darius, renamed Kwinana, blown ashore in 1922 on the beach which kept her name.

21089
NAVEEN, Ron, MONTEATH, Colin, DE ROY, Tui, & JONES, Mark
WILD ICE - Antarctic Journeys
$10.00 AUD

Bay Books. Sydney. 1990. 1st Australian edition. 224 PP with colour illust. throughout. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. 28.6 x 23.4. 1826564213

A photographic study of Antarctica's ecosystems.

18614
NELSON, R., MARGAN, F.et al...
A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIANS AT WAR
$5.00 AUD

Hamlyn. Sydney. 1973. Reprint of the 1970 original. 323 PP with b/w & colour illust. Hard cover (rubbed at spine). Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 28 x 20.5. 0600396560

61842
NEWBURY, C. W. (editor)
THE HISTORY OF THE TAHITIAN MISSION 1799-1830, Written by John Davies Missionary to the South Sea Islands with Supplementary Papers from the Correspondence of the Missionaries
$60.00 AUD

Hakluyt Society. Cambridge. 1961. Second Series No. CXVI. LIV, 392 PP with 8 b/w illust., plus 8 plates and a folded map at back of book. Fp: Fold-out plate depicting The Cession of the District of Matavai to the Missionaries. Blue cloth cover, gilt device on front, slightly foxed dust jacket which has 2 small closed tears, a few foxing spots on outside page edges, o/wise a near fine copy. 22 x 14.5.

22211
NICHOLSON, Ian
LOG OF LOGS, Volume Two
$100.00 AUD

Roebuck Society. Nambour, Qld. 1993. 1st Ed. Publication No.47. XII, 608 PP with b/w figures & photos. Bound copy of the original stiff covers edition. Hard cover, gilt-engraved spine. Light foxing, o/wise fine. 25.5 x 17.8. 0646091824

A complement to the first volume which generated much response and provided a great deal of fresh material making a second volume necessary.

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

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

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

10852
THE POLYNESIAN SOCIETY
THE JOURNAL OF THE POLYNESIAN SOCIETY - Volume 81, No.1
$20.00 AUD

The Polynesian Society. Wellington. 1972. March 1972. 140 PP. Contains article by Saul H. RIESENBERG from P.19 to 56 with 4 figures in text, plus 1 folded map of the Caroline Islands. Soft cover. Fine. 24.2 x 15.2.

Article by Saul H. Riesenberg: The organisation of navigational knowledge on Puluwat . The mnemonic devices and systems employed by the navigators of the atoll of Puluwat to arrange their knowledge of geography and astronomy.

18610
R.A.N.
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY 1911-1961, Golden Jubilee
$20.00 AUD

Dept. of the Navy. Canberra. 1961. 1st Ed. 49 PP with b/w & colour photos. Pict. card cover with a few small creases. Very good. 27.5 x 20.4.

The 50th anniversary of the RAN: highlights and the RAN at that time.

21357
SANDERSON, Ivan J.
FOLLOW THE WHALE
$10.00 AUD

Little, Brown & Co. Boston. 1956. 1st Ed. XXII, (2), 423 PP with tables, 10 maps & charts by author, 16 head pieces and 1 tail piece by F.W. Saunders, and 51 profiles of whales. Eps: Mappemonde with major sperming grounds. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket chipped, rubbed and with sunned spine. Foxing. Very good. 22 x 15.

History of whaling, going back to the time of the first seafarers, Neolithic Man to the American experiences, with the Phoenicians, Basques, Japanese, Norsemen, Indians from Puget Sound, ...

58007
SEXTON, R. T.
SHIPPING ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES - SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1627-1850 - A Guide for Genealogists & Maritime Historians
$30.00 AUD

Gould & Roebuck. Canberra. 1990. 1st Ed. Roebuck Society Publication No. 42. 272 PP with 3 maps & 3 illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Note on title page signed by the author. Near fine. 24 x 18. 0947284192

A chronological listing of vessels of the exploring era 1627-1803, the sealing era 1803-1835, and colonial South Australia starting with the arrival of the Africaine.

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.

15944
SINCLAIR, Robert C.
ACROSS THE IRISH SEA: Belfast-Liverpool Shipping Since 1819
$10.00 AUD

Conway. London. 1990. 1st Ed. 192 PP with b/w illust. Fp: Promenade deck of Ulster Monarch. Hard cover, dj. Occasional light foxing, o/wise fine. 27 x 20.2. 0851775241

The development of the Belfast Steamship Company between Liverpool and Belfast.

18276
SMITH, Patrick
THE NIPPON CHALLENGE, Japan's Pursuit of the America's Cup
$5.00 AUD

Doubleday. New York. 1992. 1st Ed. XV, (3), 331 PP with 4 race sketches, 3 plans/diagrams. Hard cover, dj. Occasional foxing. Near fine. 24 x 16. 0385421710

The first attempt by Japan to compete for the America's Cup race off San Diego in 1992.

21654
SPECTRE, Peter H. & LARKIN, David
WOODEN SHIP, The Art, History, and Revival of Wooden Boatbuilding
$50.00 AUD

Houghton Mifflin. Boston. 1991. 1st Ed. 272 PP with magnificent colour photographs. Illustrated title spread, half title page and endpapers. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. 31 x 23.7. 0395566924

Simple craft and canoes, the Vikings, the building of the "Susan Constant", flagship of the 3 first vessels bringing settlers to Jamestown on the Chesapeake, building of working sails, yachts...

15487
SPILLETT, Peter G.
FORSAKEN SETTLEMENT, An illustrated history of the settlement of Victoria, Port Essington North Australia 1838-1849
$35.00 AUD

Lansdowne Press. Sydney. 1972. 1st Ed. 196 PP with b/w illust. Hard cover, dust jacket. A near fine copy. 23.2 x 15.5. 701803347

16410
STEENE, Roger
CORAL REEFS - NATURE'S RICHEST REALM
$25.00 AUD

Crawford House. Bathurst. 1990. 1st Ed. 336 PP with 300 colour photos. Cloth cover, title on front cover and spine, dj. Small scratch at top of front cover of dust jacket and light rubbing on the top of a few pages, o/wise near fine. 29.2 x 25.8. 1863330097

Magnificent colour plates throughout, depicting the world's coral reefs in all their splendour.

22752
TALBOT-BOOTH, Lt. Cdr.
TALBOT-BOOTH'S MERCHANT SHIPS, Volume 1
$15.00 AUD

Marinart/Kogan Page. London. 1977. 1st Ed. 380 PP with 29 pages indexing around 10,000 ships and some 4000 drawings (scale 200' to 1). Hard cover, dj. Vignette of the Seafarers Education Service on the inside front cover, otherwise a near fine copy. 30.2 x 21.6. 0904478327

Merchant vessels with engines and bridge: amidships & three-quarters aft.

16791
TYE, Lt. Lawrence
1991 COMMEMORATION - THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY
$15.00 AUD

Bruce Mountain. Tauranga. 1991. Official Souvenir Magazine. 116 PP with b/w & colour illustrations, and advertisments. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 28 x 21.2.

Brief history: HMNZN dockyard - women of the RNZ Naval Service - hydrography - naval training.

10034
VERNON GIBBS, Cdr. C.R.
THE WESTERN OCEAN PASSENGER LINES AND LINERS 1934-1969
$15.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1970. 1st Ed. 184 PP with 36 Pages with 68 photos of liners & 2 Pages on house flags. Fp: The old rivals: Queen Mary & Normandie. Hard cover, no dust jacket. Light foxing around the edges, o/wise near fine. Image shows title-page and frontispiece. 22 x 14.

Record of passenger liners & shipping lines on the North Atlantic in 1934 after 5 years of the Depression. The number of these ships had greatly diminished, most having been broken up and sold for scrap.

18693
VILLIERS, Alan & TAYLOR, Alexander
BY FULL-RIGGED SHIP TO DENMARK'S FAIRYLAND ( National Geographic, Volume CVIII, No. 6, 1955)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1955. Volume CVIII, No.6, December 1955. Includes article from P. 809 to 828 with 2 maps, 3 b/w photos and 25 colour photos. Very good. 25.2 x 17.5.

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

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

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

14399
WALKER, Peter Benson (editor)
THE LOG OF THE CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND BY CAPTAIN JAMES KELLY 1814-1815 and Other Accounts of Early Exploration of the West and North West Coast of Tasmania taken from Tasmanian Parliamentary Papers
$30.00 AUD

Caudell, A.B., Government Printer. Hobart. 1986. 1st edition limited to 2100 copies. Preface by Robin Gray, Premier of Tasmania. X, 58 PP with b/w illustrations, plus 1 large folded map (in colour) of North-West quarter of Van Diemen's Land. Stiff covers, pictorial front. Three newspaper clippings loosely inserted. Near fine. 26 x 18.7. 0724622802

Published for "Tasmania Day", 24th November, 1986.

14776
WINTER, L. B.
NOR THEY UNDERSTAND
$25.00 AUD

Jacaranda Press. Brisbane. 1966. 1st Ed. XV, 179 PP with 6 charts (4 on double page), plus 26 pages with 44 b/w photos. Fp: As we Dream. Name of previous owner on half title page. Hard cover, dj. Short rubbed patch at head of spine of cover and dust jacket . Top corner of front endpaper clipped. Otherwise contents near fine. 22.5 x 14.

Sailing experiences on cargo/passenger ship and his own yacht Brynhildr, brought from Scotland to Sydney on the M/V Cedric, vessel of Shaw Savill Line where he served as doctor.