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16183
ANDERSON, R.G.W.
THE MARINER'S ASTROLABE, An Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh
$30.00 AUD

Royal Scottish Museum. Edinburgh. 1972. (2), 36, (2), with 12 b/w photos. Card covers. Near fine. Scarce. Oblong: 18.6 x 24.6.

Catalogue produced during an exhibition held from 19 August to 29 September 1972, at the time of the Second Congress on the History of Oceanography.

14560
ARBON, A. L.
A HISTORY OF UNION STEAMSHIP Co. OF NEW ZEALAND 1875-1971 (in two volumes)
$100.00 AUD

Ronald H. Parsons. Lobethal, S.A. 1973 & 1974. 1st Ed. Vol.1 (1973): (6), 125 PP, plus 12 pages with 21 b/w photos. Vol.2 (1974): VII, 135 PP. Typescript monograph. Soft covers, illustrated front, staples, cloth spine. Slight ageing of paper and foxing. Very good. Scarce. Oblong: 16 x 20.6. 0909418004

Volume 1: the Company - Volume 2: the Ships. Foundation and early progress. Trans-Pacific routes, Australian coastal trade, sail training...

16786
BARROW, Clayton R. Jnr.
AMERICA SPREADS HER SAILS, U.S. Seapower in the 19th Century
$10.00 AUD

Naval Institute Press. Annapolis. 1973. 1st Ed. XIV, 242 PP with 29 b/w illust. in text including 3 maps. Fp: Capt. John Mad Jack Percival. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket with a few nicks, o/wise a very good copy. 23.5 x 16. 08702210718

Showing the flag in the Pacific (sandalwood, sealing & whaling, exploration), the Atlantic, the Indian ocean & the Polar seas.

18451
BLOOMSTER, Edgar L.
SAILING AND SMALL CRAFT DOWN THE AGES
$20.00 AUD

United States Naval Institute. Annapolis, Maryland. 1940. 1st Ed. XII, 280 PP with 65 full pages of b/w illust. by the author. Fp & Eps. Cloth cover, gilt devices on front cover and spine. Ex library copy with 5 stamps on endpapers, half-title and title page. Covers bumped at lower front corner, o/wise good. 30.5 x 23.

Accurate drawings of the ships which sailed the seas since the time of ancient Greece. Sail & oars, pleasure craft, America's Cup defenders, sails & rigging.

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

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

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

15776
BRADDON, Russell
THOMAS BAINES AND THE NORTH AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITION
$20.00 AUD

Collins / Royal Geographical Society. Sydney. 1986. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w & colour illust. Fp: Wickham River. FEP: Net fishing. REP: Messenger's longboat. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 27 x 27. 0002175452

North Australian Expedition led by Augustus Gregory: sketches, watercolours & oil paintings executed by Thomas Baines.

21231
BROWER, Kenneth
WAKE OF THE WHALE
$15.00 AUD

Friends of the Earth / Hutchinson. London. 1979. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w & colour photos by W.R. Curtsinger. Fp. Illustrated endpapers. Green cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Covers a littled faded around edges, light foxing on first few pages, o/wise very good. Format: 35 x 26.5. 009140360X

A pictorial plea on behalf of the whales, dolphins & other sea mammals.

15786
BURKE, Iris & Keast (editors)
THE SPANISH AT PORT JACKSON, THE VISIT OF THE CORVETTES DESCUBIERTA & ATREVIDA 1793
$60.00 AUD

Australian Documentary Facsimile Society. Sydney. 1967. Edition of 275 copies, of which 250 are signed. Preface by Dr. A. Grove Day, translations by Virginia M. Day. 48 PP printed on Glastonbury antique paper with 2 panoramas by Brambila tipped in, 8 pages of Viana's Journal, 2 pages holographs. Fp: Portrait of Malaspina. Eps: Sketches made by the expedition's artists. Hard cover, title on front board and spine. Fine. 28.6 x 22.2.

A stay of one month in 1793, at Port Jackson, during the Spanish scientific expedition to survey the Pacific, led by Malaspina and Bustamante Y Guerra.

21241
BURROWS, Frederika Alexander
THE YANKEE SCRIMSHANDERS
$20.00 AUD

William S. Sullwold Publishing. Taunton, Mass. 1973. 1st Ed. 80 PP with b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 22.8 x 15.2.

An introduction to scrimshaw: history & craftmanship. Brief description of whales, whaling & whalers.

20093
COOKE, E.W.
MARINES DE E. W. COOKE
$80.00 AUD

Editions de l'Estran. Douarnenez. 1983. 1st French edition. No pagination. 124 pages with 50 b/w plates. Hard cover, simile leather, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges and few pages. Occasional foxing. Near fine. French text. 25 x 32. 2903707075

Reproduction of the original "Fifty Plates of Shipping & Craft", drawn and etched by the English marine artist, E.W. Cooke, London, 1829.

16755
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
AUSTRALIAN NAVAL HISTORY
$5.00 AUD

A.G.P.S. Canberra. 1979. Reprint of the 1977 revised edition. 14 PP with b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 29.5 x 21. 0642031398

16679
DIRECTOR OF NAVAL PERSONAL SERVICES (editor)
PERSONNEL INFORMATION HANDBOOK
$10.00 AUD

Dept. of Defence (Navy Office). Canberra. March, 1993. 4th Ed. (4), VI, 146 PP with b/w illustrations (2 comic strips, and Badges of Rank) of the Armed Forces of Australia. Pictorial stiff cover. Fine. 25 x 17.5.

Everything you want to know on your career with the RAN.

10765
DUNN, Capt. B. G. & WESCOMBE, Lt. R. E. (editors)
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY - 75TH ANNIVERSARY 1911-1986
$5.00 AUD

Magazine Art / Royal Australian Navy. Melbourne. 1986. 1st Ed. 80 PP with b/w & colour illust. Pictorial card covers with light wear. Very good. 27 x 20.7.

A brief history in text & photographs of the R.A.N.

18606
FIRKINS, Peter
OF NAUTILUS AND EAGLES - History of the Royal Australian Navy
$10.00 AUD

Cassell Australia Ltd. Sydney. 1975. 1st Ed. Foreword by Vice Admiral Sir John Collins. VIII, 269 PP with 19 maps, plus 32 pages with 59 b/w photos. Eps: Naval Review. Hard cover, dj (repaired tear). Near fine. 23.5 x 15.5. 0726928623

21236
FORSTER, Honore (compiler)
MORE SOUTH SEA WHALING
$20.00 AUD

ANU / Australian National University. Canberra. 1991. 1st Ed. 61 PP. Stiff covers, pictorial front. Lower corner with a light bump. Faint foxing on outside edges. Very good. 29.3 x 20.8. 0731511611

Supplement to The South Sea Whaler. New entries: 894 to 1240.

17427
FULTON, Robert
TORPEDO WAR AND SUBMARINE EXPLOSIONS
$10.00 AUD

Swallow Press. Chicago. 1971. Reprint of 1810 orig. XIV, 57 PP, plus 5 full-page b/w plates. Original beige cloth cover, gilt title on spine. Fine. Oblong: 21.5 x 27.2. 0804005338

A reproduction of Robert Fulton's treatise published in 1810 by William Elliot.

14328
GARRETT, K. S.
EVERARD OF GREENHITHE
$60.00 AUD

World Ship Society. Kendal, UK. 1991. 1st Ed. 238 PP with 1 map (Greenhithe on the River Thames), 6 full page of colour illustrations (3 funnels & colours) and 408 b/w photos of sailing barges (30), motor vessels and port scenes. Fp: Colour painting Greenhithe, Kent. Eps: General particulars of Pamela Everard. Cloth cover, gilt-decorated front cover (house flag), gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 30.5 x 21.5. 0905617584

Company started in 1922 by the manager of the shipyard which was building & repairing sailing barges.

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

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

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

16126
HERBERT, Wally
THE NOOSE OF LAURELS - The Discovery of the North Pole
$10.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1989. 1st Ed. 395 PP with 10 maps & diagrams, plus 16 pages with 49 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Ageing of paper around the edges, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16.2. 0340412763

A compelling portrait of the US explorer Peary, the first to reach the North Pole and his obsessive craving for fame.

16031
HILDER, Brett
NAVIGATOR IN THE SOUTH SEAS
$25.00 AUD

Percival Marshall. London. 1961. 1st Ed. (6), 232 PP with many illust. by the author. Ep: Map of the South West Pacific by the author. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped), top edge tinted. Dust jacket with a few rubs/chips and in a protective sleeve. Near fine. 23.2 x 16.

Until his death in 1981, Captain Hilder sailed the various South Pacific archipelagoes and the Indonesian islands. His first years at sea & his WWII years.

30413
HOWE, Leslie
THE MERCHANT SERVICE TO-DAY
$10.00 AUD

O.U.P. London. 1945. Reprint of the 1941 original. 159 PP with tables, and 10 figures, plus 23 plates with 30 b/w photos, & 1 folded chart. Fp: Queen Elizabeth leaving the Clyde and a sailing barge on the Thames. Cloth cover, decorated front. Top of spine a bit worn, war economy paper. Very good. 22 x 14.2.

Types & tonnage, propulsion, trade routes, navigation, etc.. The Merchant Service at War.

16715
HOYT, Edwin P.
CLOSING THE CIRCLE, War in the Pacific : 1945
$10.00 AUD

Van Nostrand Reinhold. New York. 1982. Book Club edition. XIII, (3), 236 PP, plus 8 pages with 23 b/w photos. Fp: Map of Japan with 3rd Fleet operations. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing. Very good. 21.5 x 14.5.

The last 60 days of action of WWII in the Pacific theatre: Kamikaze attacks, Okinawa campaign, atomic bomb. Japan's official surrender aboard the USS Missouri.

17939
HURST, A.A.
THE SAILING SCHOOL-SHIPS
$5.00 AUD

Hennel Locke. London. 1962. 1st Ed. 64 PP with 1 table and 2 maps, plus 8 pages with 15 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Small format: 18.5 x 12.3.

History of the first school-ship races held in 1956 (Torbay-Lisbon), 1958 (Brest-Las Palma) & 1960 (Oslo-Ostend & Cannes-Naples).

14876
JENKINS, Nancy
THE BOAT BENEATH THE PYRAMID, King Cheops' Royal Ship
$25.00 AUD

Thames & Hudson. London. 1980. 1st Ed. 184 PP with 136 b/w & 13 colour illustrations. Titlespread: Line drawings of the reconstructed Royal Ship. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing. Fine. 25.3 x 19.2. 050005035X

The Royal Ship: discovery, excavation, reconstruction of this great cedarwood ship.

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

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

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

38197
KERR, George F.
BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS - The War History of the P. & O. (1939-1945)
$15.00 AUD

Faber & Faber. London. 1951. 1st Ed. 196 PP, plus 2 colour plates, 6 pages with 13 photos & 1 large folded photo (panoramic view of Table Bay Harbour in April 1941). Fp: The North African Landing 1942. Cloth cover, dj (chipped). Light foxing, signature of previous owner on preliminary page. Very good. Scarce. 20.5 x 14.

The world's greatest merchant fleet during WWII. Armed merchant cruisers, troopships ...

71662
KERR, George F.
BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS, The War History of the P. & O. (1939-1945)
$30.00 AUD

Faber & Faber. London. 1951. 1st Ed. 196 PP, plus 2 colour plates, 6 pages with 13 photos & 1 large folded photo (panoramic view of Table Bay Harbour in April 1941). Fp: The North African Landing 1942. Cloth cover, chipped dj. Light foxing on edges. Very good. 20.5 x 14.

The world's greatest merchant fleet during WWII. Armed merchant cruisers, troopships ...

21103
LAND, Barbara
THE NEW EXPLORERS - Women in Antarctica
$15.00 AUD

Dodd, Mead. New York. 1981. Book Club edition. 224 PP with 8 maps, 1 table & b/w photos. Laminated pictorial boards, dj. Fine. 23.5 x 16. 0396079245

For the last two decades, women have become equal partners in science on the Antarctic continent: doctors, seagoing biologists, ornithologists, scuba divers,..

15849
LAWSON, Will
PADDLE-WHEELS AWAY
$20.00 AUD

Thwaites. Sydney. 1947. 1st Ed. 238 PP. Papered boards. Paper browned with light foxing. Former owner's signature on FFEP, o/wise very good. 19 x 12.5.

The river steamers of the Murray & Darling in the 1890's, making their home ports at Goolwa at the mouth of the Murrary & Echuca at the Top End, 1400 miles up-river.

17884
LEAVITT, John F.
WAKE OF THE COASTERS
$20.00 AUD

Marine Historical Association / Wesleyan University Press. Middletown, Conn. 1970. 1st Ed. XVIII, 202 PP with 104 illust. (line drawings, photos & sketches). Title page, drawings of the Sarah Elizabeth. Hard cover, gilt title on spine. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise a near fine copy. Image shows the title-page. Oblong: 18.5 x 25.8. 0819540242

Recollections of men, vessels & ports on the coast of Maine. Droghers, boxboarders, packets, scows ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

17147
LONEY, Jack
THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY - Ships of the R.A.N., Lost 1914-1974
$15.00 AUD

Marine History Publications. Geelong. c. 1978? 1st Ed. 36 PP with 22 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Covers slightly soiled, o/wise near fine. 20.5 x 14.3. 0909191115

From the loss of "A1", off Rabaul in 1914, to the loss of the "Arrow", hit by Cyclone Tracy on Christmas Day, 1974.

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

13392
LOWER, J.A.
OCEAN OF DESTINY - A Concise History of the North Pacific, 1500-1978
$20.00 AUD

University of British Columbia. Vancouver. 1978. 1st Ed. XIV, 242 PP with 2 graphs, 3 maps and 22 tables, plus 16 pages with 32 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 23 x 15. 0774801018

History of the North Pacific. Covers concurrent events in the East and West.

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.

21233
MADDOCK, Shirley
THESE ANTIPODES, A New Zealand Album 1814 to 1854
$20.00 AUD

Collins. Auckland. 1979. 1st Ed. X, 318 PP with b/w illust. plus 28 pages with 64 colour illust. (photos by Don Whyte). Hard cover, dj. Stamp on outside lower edge, o/wise very good. 26 x 20. 0002169584

A vivid account of New Zealand's past: its early visitors, explorers, whalers, missionaries.

22363
MAXTONE-GRAHAM, John
LINERS TO THE SUN
$25.00 AUD

Macmillan. New York. 1985. 1st US Ed. XVI, 496 PP with 250 drawings and photos. Eps: Cruising around the world with inset. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj (inside of folded dust jacket is a poster with the Cruise Ships of the late 20th century). Faint foxing on outside edges. Fine. 24.2 x 17.2. 025450107

An evocative recreation of great cruises, past & present, from cruise ship conversion, construction & design, to the pleasures and occasional perils of life on board.

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.

21466
McNAB, Robert
THE OLD WHALING DAYS - A History of Southern New Zealand from 1830 to 1840
$20.00 AUD

Golden Press. Auckland. 1975. Reprint of the 1913 original, in the New Zealand Classics series. XIII, 508 PP. Hard cover, dj. Paper ageing around edges, o/wise near fine. 21 x 13.5. 0855584327

The competition between French, American and British whalers for the sperm whale.

10038
MERSEY DOCKS AND HARBOURS
BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS, An Account of the Activities of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board 1858-1958
$60.00 AUD

Newman Neame (Northern) Limited for the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board. Liverpool. 1958. 1st Ed. 40 PP with 1 map & 6 head pieces plus 32 pages with 41 b/w photos & 1 folded map of the Port of Liverpool in pocket at rear. Title page: crest of Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. Front endpaper : Map of River Mersey & Docks. Original cloth cover, gilt title and device on front cover, gilt title on spine. A near fine copy of a scarce item. 24 x 18.

The Port of Liverpool.

21666
MERSON, John
ROADS TO XANADU - East and West in the Making of the Modern World
$20.00 AUD

Child & Associates / ABC. Sydney. 1985. 1st Ed. 288 PP with b/w or colour illust. Title-page: Marco Polo leaving Venice. Fp: From Tsinan to Tai-an with performance of ceremony at Mount Tai. Eps: Chang Tse-Tuan. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. 30.5 x 22. 0867770953

A journey through world history, social & technological changes. Pages 73 to 79: Zheng He and the last of the Treasure Ships.

10560
MULLER, Kal
UNDERWATER INDONESIA, A Guide to the World's Greatest Diving
$20.00 AUD

Periplus Editions. Singapore. 1992. 1st Ed. 285 PP with colour illustrations (maps & photos). FEP: Map of Sumatra to Papua New Guinea. Fp: Bunaken Island, Sulawesi. Pictorial stiff wrappers. Near fine. 22.5 x 14. 0945971141

An excellent dive guide: sites & dive options such as living aboard or ashore.

21320
MUNGER, James F.
TWO YEARS IN THE PACIFIC AND ARCTIC OCEANS AND CHINA
$25.00 AUD

Ye Galleon Press. Fairfield. Wash. 1987. Reprint of the 1852 1st ed. (3), 80 PP. Ep: whaling scene. Hard cover gilt engraved. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise fine. 25.3 x 17.7. 0877704015

A journal of every day life on board ship with interesting information on the inhabitants of different countries and the exciting events peculiar to a whaling voyage.

21139
PARFIT, Michael
SOUTH LIGHT - A Journey to Antarctica
$25.00 AUD

Bloomsbury. London. 1985. 1st UK Ed. X, 306 PP with map of Antarctica. Hard cover, dj. Light foxing around edges and inside of dust jacket, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16.3. 0747501343

Narrative on/of Antarctica: politics, law, science, history and the people encountered there.

20810
PATERSON, Alan J.S.
THE VICTORIAN SUMMER OF THE CLYDE STEAMERS (1864-1888)
$15.00 AUD

David & Charles. London. 1972. 1st Ed. 260 PP with 1 map, tables & bw illust. (flags & funnels, sailing schedules, tail pieces, maps), and 25 bw photographs. Fp: The Adela in Rothsay Bay (in colour). Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing. Near fine. 22.5 x 14.5. 0715356305

The development of Clyde steamers from the closing years of the American Civil War to the eve of the railway invasion of coast services.

38416
PORTEUS, Stanley
THE RESTLESS VOYAGE - Being an Account by Archibald Campbell, Seaman, of his Wanderings in Five Oceans from 1806 to 1812
$15.00 AUD

George G. Harrap. London. 1949. 1st Ed. 280 PP. Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Dust jacket with small pieces missing. Occasional foxing. Very good. 19.7 x 13.5.

Wanderings in five oceans from 1806-1812 & his experiences: impressed into His Majesty's Navy, deserter, shipwrecked in the Aleutian Is., stay in Hawaii, return to Scotland.

15588
QUINN, David B. & Alison M. (editors)
VIRGINIA VOYAGES FROM HAKLUYT
$10.00 AUD

Oxford University Press. London. 1973. 1st edition, in the Oxford English Memoirs and Travels series. XXV, (3), 195 PP, plus 12 plates with 14 b/w illustrations. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price-clipped). Ex Library copy with 2 library stamps, and renewed endpapers. Light foxing essentialy on outside edges. Very good. 24 x 16. 0192554069

18462
ROLLESTON, Charles H. (Editor)
WITH THE.. RENOWN IN AUSTRALASIA. Authentic Record and Account of the Visit of H.M.S. Renown to Australasia
$40.00 AUD

Australasian Publishing. Sydney. c. 1920. 1st Ed. 192 PP, plus 64 pages with 50 b/w photos. Fp: H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Green card cover faded gilt title and crest. Jacket is chipped and has tape repairs. Spine split (reinforced). Ageing of paper. Contents near fine. Image shows text (P.78) and photo of Port Stephens. 24.5 x 18.5.

The magazine of the HMS Renown, December 1919 to October 1920 with contributions from different members of the crew: Captain, Gunmen,... The Prince of Wales was on board for the voyage from Portsmouth and back. Section on the Australia visit between P.49 and 89 : Jenolan Caves, Parramatta, Tamworth, Toowoomba, Port Stephens. Ports of call included Panama, Honolulu, Fiji, Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, Samoa, Acapulco, St. Lucia, Bermuda...

21656
ROSS, John O.
WILLIAM STEWART, Sealing Captain, Trader and Speculator
$15.00 AUD

Roebuck. Canberra. 1987. 1st Ed., Roebuck Society publication No. 37. IX, 219 PP, plus 8 pages of b/w illust. FEP: Map of Australia, N.Z., Tasman Sea & Southern Ocean. REP: Chart of N.Z., North, South & Stewart Is. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 24.8 x 17.6. 0909434288

21148
SAVOURS, Ann (editor)
SCOTT'S LAST VOYAGE - Through the Antarctic Camera of Herbert Ponting
$10.00 AUD

Praeger. New York. 1975. 1st US edition of the 1974 UK original. 160 PP with 2 maps & 119 b/w photos, plus 4 pages with 4 colour photos by Ponting. Fp: Capt. Robert Falcon Scott. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 25.5 x 19. 0275526704

The camera records of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913, Scott's last expedition, daily life on board the Terra Nova...

16339
SEXTON, Rae
BEFORE THE WIND - Tracing the impact on a small community and shipping company by the shipwreck in 1888 of the Star of Greece
$5.00 AUD

Australasian Maritime Historical Society. Adelaide. 1982. 1st Ed., with a foreword by Ronald Parsons. X, 110 PP with 1 map, 17 b/w photos and drawings. Fp: Construction plans & rigging plans of the Star of Greece. Eps: Sketch showing the total wreck of the Star of Greece. Hard cover, illustrated front cover. Few foxing spots on outside edges. Fine. 21 x 13.8. 0959944834

Wrecked off Willunga, South Australia, on Fiday the 13th of July 1888.

10405
SIMPSON, MacKinnon
WHALE SONG - A Pictorial History of Whaling and Hawai'i
$30.00 AUD

Lahaina Whaling Museum. Honolulu. 1986. 1st Ed. 130 PP with b/w & colour illust. Fp: Carved wooden figurehead. Eps: Plans / details of the whaling hermaphrodite brig Viola. Hard cover, dj. Near fine. 28.5 x 22. 0896100200

Beautiful book. The whaling trade by whaleships of New England, based in Hawaiian waters.

36498
SMYTH, Dacre
HISTORIC SHIPS OF AUSTRALIA - A Third Book of Paintings, Poetry and Prose
$10.00 AUD

Author. Melbourne. 1982. 1st Ed. Foreword by Admiral Lionel Lockwood. 139 PP comprising 82 col. paintings. Eps: Location map of historic Australian ships. Hard cover, dj. Name of previous owner (partly erased) on front endpaper and title page. Very good. 20.8 x 22. 0959519831

36519
SMYTH, Dacre
HISTORIC SHIPS OF AUSTRALIA - A Third Book of Paintings, Poetry and Prose
$20.00 AUD

Author. Melbourne. 1982. 1st Ed. Foreword by Admiral Lionel Lockwood. 139 PP comprising 82 col. paintings. Eps: Location map of historic Australian ships. Hard cover, dj. Fine. Dedicatory note on half title page dated May 1983, and signed by author. 20.8 x 22. 0959519831

50595
SMYTH, Dacre
HISTORIC SHIPS OF AUSTRALIA - A Third Book of Paintings, Poetry and Prose
$15.00 AUD

Author. Melbourne. 1982. 1st Ed. Foreword by Admiral Lionel Lockwood. 139 PP comprising 82 col. paintings. Eps: Location map of historic Australian ships. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 20.8 x 22. 0959519831

20930
SPRATT, H.P.
MERCHANT STEAMERS AND MOTOR-SHIPS, Handbook of the Collections Illustrating ... PART II, Descriptive Catalogue
$5.00 AUD

HMSO. London. c. 1968. Revised edition of the 1949 original. 154 PP plus 14 pages with 13 b/w photos. Fp: T.S. Queen Elizabeth. Soft covers a little soiled around edges, o/wise near fine. 24.4 x 15.2. 901805017

Detailed description of the vessels present in the Science Museum Collection: passenger vessels, cargo vessels, oil tankers, power yachts,...

16116
STEGER, W. & SCHURKE, P.
NORTH TO THE POLE
$15.00 AUD

Times Books. New York. 1987. 1st Ed. XII, 339 PP with 1 map, plus 16 pages with 1 map and 27 b/w photos. Hard cover,dj. Faint foxing on outside edges, top of spine slightly frayed. Very good. 24.2 x 16.5. 0812917049

Account of the 1986 Steger International Polar Expedition which left from Ward Hunt Island on 7th March to reach the North Pole on 3rd May.

21096
SULLIVAN, Walter
QUEST FOR A CONTINENT
$15.00 AUD

Secker & Warburg. London. 1957. 1st Ed. XIV, (2), 372 PP with 5 maps, plus 16 pages with 32 b/w photos. Fp: sketch map of Antarctica. Eps: Map of major Antarctic treks. Cloth cover, dj. Foxing. Address of previous owner on half title page. Very good. 22 x 14.5.

Antarctic exploration told by one who experienced its rigours.

48384
VAN DER VAT, Dan
THE PACIFIC CAMPAIGN, World War II - The U.S.- Japanese Naval War 1941-1945
$30.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1992. 1st UK edition of the 1991 US original. (2), 430, (1) PP with 1 map with insert on double page, plus 7 maps (1 on double page and 6 on full page) and 24 pages with 57 b/w photos. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 24 x 16. 9780340496619

13841
VICTOR, Paul-Emile
MAN AND THE CONQUEST OF THE POLES
$10.00 AUD

Hamish Hamilton. London. 1964. 1st English edition of the 1962 French original L'Homme à la conquête des Pôles, and translated by Scott Sullivan. VIII, 306 PP plus 28 full-page b/w plates. FEP: The North Polar Regions. REP: Antarctica. Hard cover, dj (price-clipped). Dust jacket lightly soiled. Light foxing. Bookplate of previous owner on half title page. Very good. 23.8 x 15.8.

Polar exploration, from the exploits of the ancient Greeks to the voyages of today's nuclear submarines, by the famous French explorer who, at the time of writing, had spent more than 14 years in the Arctic & Antarctic.

74978
VILLIERS, Alan
'THE NAVIGATORS' AND THE MERCHANT NAVY
$45.00 AUD

Brown, Son & Ferguson. Glasgow. 1957. 1st Ed. 58 PP with 7 headpieces (line drawings by Commander C. H. Williams), plus 12 pages with 17 b/w photos.. Hard covers, gilt title on front board, clear plastic protection. Ex library copy with bookplate on front endpaper which is rubbed, stamps on verso of title page and envelope on rear endpaper. Still a very good copy a scarce book. Small format: 18.5 x 11.3.

Record of an underwriter "The Navigators & General Insurance Company Limited" which specialised in the insurance requirements of Merchant Navy Officers.

18680
VILLIERS, Alan & GOODMAN, Robert
COWES TO CORNWALL: A Cruise Down the English Channel (in National Geographic Magazine - Volume 120, No.2, 1961)
$10.00 AUD

National Geographic Society. Washington. 1961. Volume 120, No.2 , August, 1961. Contains article between P.149 and 201 with 2 maps 3 b/w & 63 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 25.4 x 17.4.

Sailor's log of a channel cruise on the Ketch Tectona.

15354
WERE, Jonathan Binns
A VOYAGE FROM PLYMOUTH TO MELBOURNE IN 1839, The Shipboard and Early Melbourne Diary of ...
$15.00 AUD

J. B. Were & Son. Melbourne. 1964. 1st Ed. XV, (3), 309 PP with b/w illust. in text (facsimile of diary on uneven numbered page), plus large folded plate (genealogical tree) at rear. Fp: Jonathan Binns Were in the uniform of Consul of Denmark. Eps: Track of the sailing ship William Metcalfe 447 T, between 25 July 1839 & 15 Nov. 1839. Cloth cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Name of former owner on half-title page, o/wise a fine copy. 19.6 x 13.8.

18620
WESTCOTT, Allan, (Edit.)
AMERICAN SEA POWER SINCE 1775
$20.00 AUD

J. Lippincott. Chicago. 1947. 1st Ed. VIII, 610 PP with 1 plan, 67 maps & 13 tables in text plus 30 pages with 35 b/w photos. Fp: Surrender on USS Missouri. Decorated cloth cover, light wear at spine, o/wise very good. 23.2 x 16.

Operational history of the US Navy, in peace and war, to the post WWII period.

20898
WILSON, Michael
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY - Major Warships - No.1 in the Royal Australian Navy Profile series
$5.00 AUD

Topmill Pty. Ltd. . Sydney. c. 1993. 1st Ed. 64 PP with bw & colour photos. Illustrated endpapers. Pict. soft cover. Fine. 27 x 20.5. 0646127217

Battlecruisers, cruisers, carriers (seaplanes & aircraft), support ships.