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Lloyd's Book of House Flags & Funnels of the Principal Steamship Lines of the World, and the House Flags of Various Lines of Sailing Vessels by Anon. (£879.00)Publisher: London: Published for the Committee of Lloyd's by Spottiswoode & Co., Ltd. — 1904Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Boards and spine knocked and dulled. Upper board near detached. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with scattered spotting, some of which affects a few of the flags. Description: Uncommon in this, the apparent first, edition, although reprints from 1905 & 1912 are more widely available. Pages i-xviii: Index to House Flags and Funnels

Pages i-iii second sequence index to House Flags and Funnels Supplementary List No. 1

Pages 10-69 Funnels and House Flags of Steam Vessels

Pages 70-74a House Flags of Sailing Vessels and Other Flags with blank pages (blank flag and funnel templates) following

Pages i-iii index to Night Signals

Pages 1-28 Distinguishing Night Signals of Steamship Lines

Pages 1-26 Advertisements
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVIII, III] 9,58,12,927 [27] pages. Tags: merchant ships flags insignia signals signaling steamboat lines heraldry
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Flags National And Mercantile by James Griffin (£403.00)Publisher: Portsmouth: Griffin and Co. — 1895Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards amateurishly covered, now worn and somewhat soiled. Upper board help in place with tape, hinge showing at the title page and last few leaves. Scattered spotting and tanning, heavier in places, throughout although the majority of the plates are unaffected.Description: Flags National and Mercantile For The Use Of Officers of Royal Navy, Mercantile Marine; and Yacht Squadrons: Containing Flags Of The Royal Navy; National Ensigns For Men-Of-War; National Colours For Mercantile Marine; International Code; Fog Signals; Optional Signals; Signals Of Distress; Vessels' Lights As Seen By A Look-Out Man, And 957 House Flags And Funnels Of The Principal Ships Of The Mercantile Marine, And 120 National Flags And Signals. Third Edition With Supplementary Index-Greatly Enlarged, (175 Additional Flags).

Pages 5-35 Index

Pages 2-25 National Flags; Sound Signals for Fog &c.; Vessels’ Lights as Seen by a Look Out Man; Steam Vessels; Sailing Vessels; (Many uncoloured, blank, flag and funnel templates)Pages

Pages 1-4 Supplement

Pages 1-8 Index to supplement
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". [III] 35,25,4 [8] pages. Tags: griffin great britain royal navy signals signaling heraldry military science
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Cornish Fisherboy to Master Mariner: The life of Henry Blewett 1836-1891 [Four Volumes] by Jack Parsons; Nora Parsons; (£125.00)Publisher: Bournemouth Local Studies Publications — 1993Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. All volumes slightly tanned at the spine.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & drawings. Four volume set comprising: Volume I — 1836-1861 Mousehole Boyhood and Early Days at Sea; Volume II — 1861-1866 Mate and Master Mariner; Volume III — 1866-1881 Roseau Days; Volume IV — 1881-1891 Steam, Sail and Shipwreck; Volumes I, II & III are stapled wraps whilst Volume IV is perfect bound. A pleasant, and reasonably uncommon, set.Notes: Size: 8¼" 5¾". Tags: identification constantinople grand-daughter great-grandson commissioners' illustrations mediterranean advertisement preparations construction illustrating generations certificate bremerhaven replacement application mignonette figurehead approaches bird's-eye competency breakwater background almshouses commercial georgetown bridgetown morwellham queenstown merseyside treadmill kingstown Liverpool mousehole displayed caribbean scruttons blewett's temporary promotion hermitage bosphorus galveston riverside engadine maritime commands salonica mountain london's steamers
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The Fleet in the First World War Volume 1: Operations of the Russian Fleet by Edited by N. B. Pavlovich (£86.00)Publisher: New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta & New York: Amerind Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little dulled at the panels and faded at the spine. Boards and spine dulled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Translation of Flot v Pervoi Mirovoi Voine published by Voennoe Izdatel’stvo, Ministry of Defence, USSR, Moscow, 1964. Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Among the many works on the First World War there has been no comprehensive account of the Russian navy’s part in that epic clash of the great powers. This gap is now filled by the present volume, which takes its place as the authoritative record of the Russian fleet’s day-by-day contribution to the war at sea from 1914 through 1917, when the revolutionary Bolshevik government took Russia out of what it saw as a purely imperialistic confrontation.

The story of the tortuously slow growth of the tsarist navy is told against the background of war preparations by Germany, France and England. We learn that through the vision and persistence of a few leaders Russia’s posture both on land, at sea and in the air at the outbreak of the war could inspire a measure of confidence.

The deeds of the Russian navy are recounted on the basis of the three theatres where it operated: the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the White Sea and adjoining coastal waters. The sections under these three heads give a year-by-year account of the fighting at sea against the background of the general progress of hostilities, particularly on the land front. The account concludes with the overthrow of the Tsar, the brief transition of Bolshevik rule, and the upheaval these developments produced in the Russian navy, which played a not inconsiderable part in hastening the process.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 560 pages. Tags: naval navies operations actions russian armed forces baltic first war history fleet trebizond operation bosporus turkish anatolisk sailing ships bases enemy submarines arctic ocean flotilla
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The Hornblower Companion by C. S. [Cecil Scott] Forester (£68.00)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges with a few small nicks / tears but no loss. Book a little rubbed at extremities, slightly bumped at tail of spine. Internally bright and clean and generally a very pleasant copy.Description: How did Hornblower come to be thought of? How did it happen that this epic biography was begun in the middle? How did it come about that the midshipman grew into the captain? How were the plots constructed? Many more questions are answered in this exciting book. 140pp. Maps. Size: 4to Large Post (10½" x 8¼" approx.) Jacket Designed by Michael Harvey. Illustrated by Samuel H. Bryant. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Tags: adventures destroyers napoleonic battleship submarine seafaring justinion cruisers novellas merchant maritime nautical stories sailing fiction battles cruiser frigate warship torpedo novels vessel marine dinghy ships royal craft naval liner boat wars navy ship sea
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English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century: Lectures Delivered At Oxford Easter Terms 1893-4 by James Anthony Froude (£65.00)Publisher: London & Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Front hinge starting to weaken. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with many leaves unopened at the top edge. Description: New edition. [First Published: 1895].Notes: Size: 7¼" x 5". Ruled & Blind-stamped Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 309 [32] pages. Tags: britain history naval tudors personnel 16th century sea reformation john hawkins african slave trade second drake voyage round parties state expedition west indies attack cadiz sailing armada defeat shipping
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James King R.N.: Captain Cook Is Killed But The Third Voyage Of Discovery Goes On by John Bolton King (£58.50)Publisher: South West Maritime Society — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 095264553X]Condition: Near Fine.Description: No. 4 in the series. Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “This book starts where others leave off, when Captain James Cook was murdered in Hawaii in 1779, but his third voyage of discovery went on for another 27,000 miles of often hazardous sailing. A factual, exciting, and often funny story of those adventures on land and sea as first told in the journal of Lieutenant, soon to become Captain, James King. Many others who were later renowned explorers were on this expedition, including William Bligh, George Vancouver and James Burney. Global navigation comes into this account but, perhaps for the first time, this is a book written just as much for the landsman and layman as for the seaman and naval historian. Admiral G. S. (Steve) Ritchie, Hydrographer to the Royal Navy from 1966 to 1971 and President of the Directing Committee of the International Hydrographic Bureau from 1972 to 1981 has said ‘James King was a fine man and dealt with a difficult situation admirably’."Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the Maritime Monograph series. 209 pages. Tags: misunderstandings misadventures bolcheretzkoi inhospitable instructions hospitality kamtschatka habitations travelling navigation waterfront discovered habitation principles provisions expedition south-east karakakooa resolution unfriendly terreoboo endeavour discovery elevation commander admiralty buffaloes practised medallion mercurial sightings nautical Pembroke krakatoa sandwich krakatau glossary epilogue portrait elements tropical twenties freezing vessels' h.m.s'.s offering conduct islands enraged condore england
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The Decorative Arts of the Mariner by Gervis Frere-Cook (£42.00)Publisher: Cassell — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, nicked at the top corner of the upper panel, and a little faded. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Very slightly shelf-cocked.Description: From the flap: “maritime nation in the world, in all ages, has appreciated that time-less beauty of ships and the sea which lends itself naturally to decorative purposes, and the richness and variety of artistic expression so created is almost unbelievable. Seventeen contributors, each a world authority on his own subject, have written the informative and entertaining text of this glorious panorama of design and craftsmanship from the galleys of antiquity to the world's first nuclear-powered liner. Hundreds of illustrations, including dozens of pages ablaze with colour, depict this magnificent harvest of the sea.”Notes: Size: 12" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 296 pages. Tags: ceremonial model ships ancient egypt gilded copper vanes viking prows painted eskimo canoe paddles symbolic ornaments frigate birds south seas charts vellum mississippi steamboats warships figureheads viking longships sailing ships steamships state barges inland waterways mississippi rivercraft charts maps navigational instruments timekeepers figureheads decorative rope canvaswork ship models scrimshaw maritime art malaysian craft vessels the orient vessels the ancient world sailors craftsmen beautiful bone models sentimental scrimshaw etching carving
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The Last Sailing Battlefleet: Maintaining Naval Mastery 1815-1850 by Andrew Lambert (£39.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851775918]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 214 pages. Tags: britain royal navy battleships ships naval history 19th century architecture art science wooden navies military equipment warships sailing warfare shipping weapons maritime united kingdom engineering marine construction
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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The Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere (£36.00)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0671674471]Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated chafing to the dust wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly water-rippled at the top corner. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but has a slight ripple running throughout the block.Description: Revised edition. From the cover: “Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has indeed set the standard. The best-selling book in its field, it is used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons. Now lengthened and updated to cover changes in regulations, equipment, and skills, it remains the last word on sailing skills for all sailors — beginners and experts alike.

A monumental undertaking, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is a complete, authoritative, and fully illustrated guide to every aspect of sailboat handling. Based on the curriculum materials used in the sailing program of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis — one of the largest and most successful sailing programs in existence anywhere — this book emphasizes the standardized skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure safe handling and security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for true enjoyment on the water.

From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.”
Notes: Illustrated by Mark Smith. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Red Spine Strrip with Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 402 pages. Tags: aerodynamics aground all and basic boat boats buoyage coast design evacuation for guard helicopter life navigation prediction running sail sailing seamanship skills systems theory trim weather
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Armements Marseillais: Compagnies de Navigation et Navires à Vapeur (1831-1988) by Paul Bois (£34.00)Publisher: Marseille: Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Marseille — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 2900732018]Condition: Good+. Knocked at the head of the spine with some fading to the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: French language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Number 2 in the series.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Histoire du Commerce et de L'industrie de Marseille XIX-XX Siecles series. 447 pages. Tags: bois 2900732018 histoire commerce industrie marseille xix-xx siecles shipbuilding industry france history shipping sailing ships steamboat lines merchant marine
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Figureheads: Carving On Ships from Ancient Times to Twentieth Century by Giancarlo Costa (£34.00)Publisher: Nautical Publishing Company — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333318099]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The figureheads on the bows of sailing ships represent a unique art form. They have been used from the dawn of history until modem times and are surveyed here age by age and type by type. Such section heads as ‘The Vikings’, ‘State Barges’, ‘Female Subjects’ and ‘The Clipper’ indicate the variety of carving which is described both in words and in many brilliant colour photographs. Around these figureheads is woven maritime history and anecdote, which gives extra meaning to these much travelled and significant images.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 174 pages. Tags: figureheads christopher phoenicians eighteenth nineteenth decoration tornstrom elaborate economise sixteenth classical mythology primitive successes egyptians allegory warriors columbus european subjects attempts military merchant valhalla painted atlanta royalty ancient scrolls clipper vikings shields century eagles navies change middle period female figure barges fears naval state ships johan royal evil wind more ages navy some age man eye and bow the
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La Guerra Nel Mediterraneo: Le Azioni Navali Tomo 2° Dal 1° Aprile 1941 All’8 Settembre 1943 by Amm. Di Sq. R. Giuseppe Fioravanzo (£30.00)Publisher: Roma: Ufficio Storico Della Marina Militare — 1960Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Light reading creases to the spine. Heavily faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Wrappers lightly tanned and soiled. Pages gently age tanned. Description: Italian language text. Number 2 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Appendices [7]; Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Graphs; Fold-Out Maps; Plans;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". In the La Marina Italiana Nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale series. [VIII] 466 pages. Tags: marina italiana nella seconda guerra mondiale battle punta sulo convoys troops ship convoy sailing steamer escorted cannons anti-aircraft gunner zampilli german benghazi night combat torpedo delvoceania neftunia
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The History of the American Sailing Navy: The Ships and Their Development by Howard I. [Irving] Chapelle (£28.50)Publisher: New York: W. W. Norton & Co. — 1949Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the spine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Fold-out plans; Black & White Drawings; Plans; Appendix; Laid in publishers advertisment for plans available from the book;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Beige boards with Gilt on Blue Title Plate titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 558 pages. Tags: united states navy history colonial period continental federal gunboat william doughty naval constructor corvette erie sloop war saratoga schooner guns design sailing ships warships
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How To Make Clipper Ship Models by Edward W. Hobbs (£28.00)Publisher: Brown, Son & Ferguson — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Edges of DJ ruffled and chipped with some loss, also faded. Discreet inscription on ffep. Cover a little marked on front. Internally clean & bright.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Pull out diagrams. 215pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: transportation model-building bassett-lowke fashion-piece miscellaneous construction proportional impregnating sandpapering shipbuilding figure-head photographs correctness breast-hook four-masted eye-splice kensington crosstrees stonehouse varnishing california stanchions sharpening martingale components underwater waterplane simplified turnbuckle everything spokeshave chiselling sailmaking seamanship diagonally thompson's forecastle supporting assembling stretching topgallant modelmaker measuring contoured broadside completed footropes halliards stanchion materials underside
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The Sea, Ships & Sailors: Poems, Songs and Shanties by William Cole (£24.00)Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with nicks at the head of the spine and upper panel, heavier tanning at the spine and to the reverse. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “There is a fantastic variety to the sea and I have tried in this collection to represent all its moods. The sea is hurricanes and lullabies, gaiety and doom, crashing surf and quiet depths. It is, above all, unconquerable.

So writes William Cole in his introduction. He has collected eighty-five poems, songs and shanties of varying tenors and tones from such diverse sources as Lord Byron and W. S. Gilbert, Aldous Huxley and John Updike, Shakespeare and Walt Whitman. He has divided them into eight different sections and has included authentic sea shanties, ‘A Cradle Song’ by Tennyson, and lan Serraillier’s The Ballad of Kon-Tiki. While some of the poems in this collection hark back to the era of romantic tales and dashing stories, such as Browning’s Herve Kiel and Masefield’s The Yarn of the Loch Achray.

Robin Jacques has brilliantly captured the spirit of the sea in his line drawings, which decorate and enhance the text throughout.”
Notes: Illustrated by Robin Jacques. Size: 9¼" x 6½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 236 pages. Tags: poetry children ships men songs shanties storms wrecks disasters sea stories buccaneers battles adventure mystery sailing pirates slavers picturesque adventurers english voyages travels
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Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocities by Wilder Perkins (£23.00)Publisher: St. Martin's Press — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0312192835]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “ALTHOUGH BARTHOLOMEW HOARE has acquitted himself nobly on ship-board and battle, and worked his way up to lieutenant in King George III’s Royal Navy, he cannot count his present life a satisfactory one. For one thing, he and his brother (as his father before him, all of them descended from Vikings) have always had to use their fists to defend their name and its implications from schoolboys, shipmates, and generally impolite Britons at every social level. That Bartholomew can handle. But a spent musket ball in the throat put a halt to a promising career at sea, and Hoare was left with a glowing recommendation and exclusively shore duties. Obviously, a captain whose orders could not be issued above a whisper could never command a ship. To Hoare, who loves the sea, it is a tragedy, as he is forced to do the land-based tasks assigned to him. His present mission is to discover what has happened to the ship that disappeared in nearby waters, and whether the strange contents of a small keg found in the sand are involved in the mystery. And it is a quest that begins Hoare’s acquaintance with the extraordinary Mrs. Eleanor Graves — by his saving her from attacking ruffians, with her active and enthusiastic assistance. It is a meeting that starts a dramatic train of events. For one thing, Hoare is asked to put his talents to work on behalf of a young officer charged with the murder of his captain, a fellow of questionable probity and brutal temper. Hoare’s investigation leads to evidence of criminal activity beyond the captain’s murder. It’s a chance for the lieutenant to further distinguish himself — if he isn’t killed first. But life is not all trouble. Hoare becomes close friends with Eleanor Graves and her retired, and much older, physician husband. He meets a rather suspect visitor from abroad, and encounters assorted townspeople, both high and low — including the Graveses’ dinner guest his first night in town, one Miss Jane Austen.”Notes: Jacket designed by Alan D. Dingman. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 215 pages. Tags: adventures battles battleship boat craft cruisers destroyers dinghy fiction frigate liner marine maritime merchant nautical naval navies navy novellas novels sailing sea seafaring ships stories submarine torpedo vessel warship
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Maiden by Tracy Edwards & Tim Madge (£22.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0671710273]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper which is also slightly wrinkled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs. Maps to the endpapers. Signed by the author on the ½-title page "To Sarah, best wishes. Tracy Edwards" — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Is the inspiring personal story of how Tracy Edwards. A modest 27-year-old, took a yacht and the first all-female crew ever to race round the globe through storms and savage seas. T In her dramatic Race diary, Tracy relates the triumphs and traumas of skippering (and navigating) Maiden in a challenge extending over nine months and 33,000 miles of the world’s toughest oceans..”Notes: Size: 10" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: whitbread round the world race yachtsman the year award yacht racing royal jordanian airlines transadantic shore crew southern ocean foredeck rigging dee ingles sarah-jane ingram linda trumble pam hale jonny bon lan bruce sarah davies the solent adventure biography maritime nautical sailing true-story
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Sailing Ships of War 1400-1860 by Frank Howard (£22.50)Publisher: Greenwich: Conway Maritime Press — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851771386]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Jacket illustration: The Continental frigate Confederacy (32 guns) and HM ships Orpheus (32) and Roebuck (44) off the Virginia Capes, 14 April 1781 By Geoff Hunt. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Plans;Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 254 pages. Tags: howard 0851771386 9780851771380 history sailing ships line naval architecture warships 1400-1860 battleships warfare
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The Wind Commands: Sailors and Sailing Ships in the Pacific by Harry Morton (£22.50)Publisher: Conway Maritime Press — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851772145]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Printed by the University of British Columbia Press with Conway sticker to the title page and in the Conway dust wrapper. Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “Based on the journals of over one hundred men and women who sailed the Pacific — men as famous as Sir Francis Chichester or as notorious as William Bligh — Harry Morton’s unusual and extremely readable book is a discussion of the problems the Pacific has posed, of the hardship, courage and ingenuity associated with facing them, and of their gradual solution.”Notes: Illustrated by Don Hermansen & Paul Dwillies. Size: 10¼" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 498 pages. Tags: seventeenth-century ship-of-the-line pacific-built navigational developments sea-anchors measurement windjammers sleigh-ride instruments buccaneers starvation navigation discipline watercraft polynesian leadership particular indigenous historical psychology shipwreck nantucket grounding stability surviving endeavour seafaring whaleship materials australia shipworms mutinies steering elements greatest warships european galleons magellan problems clippers furneaux gerbault flogging mandell william iammers sailing america whaling
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Monarchs of the Sea: The Great Ocean Liners by Kurt Ulrich (£22.00)Publisher: London: Taurus Parke — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860643736]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, untidy, tear at the head of the spine and light fading to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: The Navarino sailing into Venice. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “THE TITANIC SET SAIL on her maiden voyage on 10 April 1912, the ship represented the essence of glamour, romance, high technology and not a little frisson of danger in an age when travel by sea could still prove hazardous. But the mythology surrounding the Titanic has overshadowed the fact that this ship also represented a new age of transportation when commerce, the rapid expansion of the US economy and mass migration from Europe to North America was forging a new travel industry.

The disaster of the Titanic in no way inhibited the rapid development of luxury liners. The 60 years that followed the saga of the Titanic are laden with the names of even greater liners — the Imperator, Ile de France, Normandie, Empress of Britain, Bremen, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, SS United States, France and many others.

This book surveys the colourful history of sea travel, from the early days through to the age when the great luxury liners of the twentieth century ruled the waves. It portrays the imposing presence of the Imperator, the haughty grandeur of the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, the elegance and glitter of the Normandie and the France, the efficiency and style of the Bremen, the speed and the brash daring of the SS United States and finally the last of the great liners — the QE2, attempting, like Britain, to define a new role for itself without abandoning its traditions. Each great ship epitomised the designs and fashions of its age while at the same time representing the national aspirations of its flag nation. With national prestige at stake, competition between these ships — whether for elegance, luxury, technology or speed — was intense.

Through the pages of this lavishly illustrated book we not only witness the evolution of twentieth-century style and design which was encapsulated in the luxury liners, but also meet some of the icons of the century: the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Frank Sinatra.

No other book charts so beautifully the new generation of luxury ships that have inherited the seas. Today’s cruise liners, with names like Carnival Destiny, Pacific Princess and Song of Norway represent a new level of sophistication and have heralded a renaissance of interest in luxury ocean travel.”
Notes: Size: 12¾" x 12¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 264 pages. Tags: ocean liners pictorial works history 20th century merchant vessels ships
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Ship Modelling Hints And Tips by J. H. Craine (£22.00)Publisher: Percival Marshall & Co. — 1948Binding: Hardback [ISBN: B001048VG0]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Boards faded. Slightly shaken.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and tables. Dated from the authors preface but the British Library have a later date of 1949 as the actual publishing date.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 117 pages. Tags: transportation model-building miscellaneous sandpapering shipbuilding construction proportional four-masted breast-hook topgallant seamanship stretching assembling supporting forecastle chiselling diagonally modelmaker sailmaking modelling ancillary staysails waterline compasses sectional equipment assembled warships ironwork deadeyes drilling bulkhead maritime dressing ropework fillings finished jibbooms bowsprit mortised belaying stunsail topmasts jackstay jibsails shipping curving clipper diagram shrouds capstan
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Impressions of Singapore by Geoffrey Dutton (£20.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333337239]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Gently bruised at head and tail. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Maps to the endpapers. Produced in association with Mobil Oil Singapore.Notes: Illustrated by Harri Peccinotti (Photos.). Size: 10" x 10". 152 pages. Tags: accommodation addresses adventure aerial airline airlines airport alley al-lslamiah amoy arab arrival arts asia asian association astrology auspicious ayer baba bahru balm banks barings bars basah batok bay beach bencoolen bidadari bin bio bird blangah boats botanic brewery bridge britain buddha buddhist bugis bukit buloh butterfly camping cane canning cards cargo
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The Wirral by Alan Brack (£20.50)Publisher: Phillimore & Co. — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0850336791]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint with amendments. [First Edition: 1980] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The Wirral was already an old-established administrative unit at the time of Domesday Book. This book is concerned with all those aspects of the Wirral, whether of history, architecture or landscape, that give the peninsula its individuality. Well known as a writer on the locality, Alan Brack starts with the immense advantage of having lived there nearly all his life. His book is at once scholarly, readable and entertaining. He has studiously avoided the highly romanticised view which has persisted in other accounts of the area and his opening chapter, ‘A Place Apart’, sets the tone for the whole book. There are sections on Birkenhead and Wallasey and on Bebington and Bromborough. An authoritative account of the establishment of Ellesmere Port is followed by a chapter on the Urbanised Districts of Hoylake, Neston and Heswall, on the Urbanised, Unexpected and Purpose-built villages, on the open spaces and on crossing the Mersey. The description of Port Sunlight, with its vignette of Lord Leverhulme, is especially well-informed. Human interest relieves a generally topographical approach through the appearance in the local context of the many notable men and women who have been associated with the Wirral.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: wing-commander clatterbridge cheirotherium baden-powell metropolitan christiansen abercrombie kitchingham o'shanter's observatory anglo-saxon engineering bromborough racecourse birkenhead councillor leverhulme woodchurch embankment lighthouse stonehouse elementary refineries boundaries stableford commission shropshire merseyside netherpool overchurch puddington restaurant stephenson brunanburh manchester archibald squadrons bowater's sylvester transport |iiarries brimstage slodclart garibaldi elizabeth ellesmere granville cleveland bebington athelstan magazines
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Voyages: The Romance Of Cruising by VARIOUS (£20.50)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0751308072]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with colour photographs. The world's 100 most exciting ports of call selected by the world’s leading travel writers.Notes: Illustrated by Harvey Lloyd (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Bill Miller. Size: 12¼" x 10¼". Blue boards with Embossed titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 284 pages. Tags: voyaging old spanish main american pacific rim oriental odyssey travel writers cruise lines destination shopping cuisine cultural adventure entertainment romantic ambiance east coast north america caribbean south central west oceania far africa middle mediterranean dream destinations journeying ship sailing culture eating editor favourite places experiences travellers enjoy cruisers prospective sailors armchair worldwide cruising seafaring experience john maxtone-graham passenger ships bill miller casbah casablanca ramblas skagway ephesus exciting sights civitavecchia tianjin antigua island cancun honolulu pearl harbour popular juneau auckland nassau grand cayman cartagena hong kong new orleans exploring these islands galapagos
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The Cumberland Fleet: Two Hundred Years of Yachting, 1775-1975 by Douglas Hextall Chedzey Phillips-Birt (£20.00)Publisher: London: Bodley Head for the Royal Thames Yacht Club — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded overall, more heavily at the spine. Pages very gently age-tanned at the margins. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Tables; Colour frontispiece;Notes: Foreword or introduction by HRH The Prince of Wales. Size: 10" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: royal thames yacht club history cumberland sailing society century british yachting 19th 20th round island race britain channel matches big class racing river match america’s cup challenges champion organisations
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At the Mercy of the Sea by Lisa Clayton (£19.50)Publisher: Orion — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Fine - in Fine DJ.Description: This is the incredibly moving and intimate story of Lisa Clayton's record-breaking achievement of sailing around the world. This is a story of a voyage of personal inspiration and discovery, of the triumph of human will against the elements and above all, of one women's extraordinary courage and endurance against overwhelming odds. Illustrated with colour photographs. Signed by the author on the title page. 268pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)
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Old Ship Prints by E. Keble Chatterton (£18.50)Publisher: Spring Books — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ somewhat edgeworn, with several small nicks and chips and a couple of closed tears. Rear fold-in creased. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: In this famous book, first published in 1927, Mr E. Keble Chatterton traces the history of the sailing ship in art, from the earliest rough woodcuts dating from the i5th century down to the delicate lithographs of the late Victorian age, when sail was gradually giving way to steam. The one hundred and ten illustrations range over the whole exciting field of maritime endeavour in peace and war. They include Reuwich's engravings of the Armada and of Admiral Tromp's last battle, dramatic aqua tints by Dodd and Duncan of naval engagements during the Napoleonic Wars, etchings by Cruikshank of life aboard an East Indiaman, and Dutton's famous lithographs of some of the last clippers and schooners. 182pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: prints pictures ships boats maritime naval photographs engravings
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A History of Everyday Things In England by Marjorie Quennell; C. H. B. Quennell (£18.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1911Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, boards a little sunned. Leans. Top corner of the first blank clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text bright and tight.Description: Vol I of II only, 1066—1499. Illustrated with line drawings.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Pale Brown boards with Green titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 208 pages. Tags: gothic architecture england history english furniture modern furniture woodwork domestic architecture english house country life care books libraries monasteries richard beauchamp british and foreign arms and armour british castles mediaeval military architecture english monastic life social england fifteenth century middle ages social life ancient and modern ships sailing ships william rufus becket levy scutage rebellion wales first crusade peterboro nave rochester castle dover castle lincoln cholr third crusade robin hood jocelin brakelond anselm
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Die Russischen Kriegsschiffe, 1856-1917 Band II: Fregatten, Panzerkreuzer, Korvetten, Geschützte Kreuzer Anhang: Segelfregatten 1694-1856 by Bernhard Gomm (£18.00)Publisher: Wiesbaden: Bernhard Gomm — 1991Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Description: German language text. Roughly, The Russian warships, 1856-1917 Volume II: frigates, armored cruisers, corvettes, protected cruiser Notes: sailing frigates 1694-1856. Illustrated by way of: Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 109 pages. Tags: gomm russian warships 1856-1917 frigates armored cruisers corvettes protected cruiser notes sailing 1694-1856
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Pictorial History of Ships by J. H. Martin & Geoffrey Bennett (£17.50)Publisher: Octopus — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0706406257]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Across the centuries, men have set out in ships designed for very different purposes-from discovery and war to trade and relaxation. This world-wide story ranges over more than 3000 years, from the earliest sailing vessels to the dramatic rise of steam and the advent of nuclear power. The principal types of ship are discussed and magnificently illustrated in full colour throughout. Special sections have been illustrated to show the detail of the great ships, routes to unknown parts of the globe by famous navigators and explorers, how battles were fought and won and how the design of ships has been altered and refined to meet man’s changing needs.”
Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Tags: ships history navigation fighting sail modern warships ocean liners trade winds cargo container voyages ship design naval 1976 martin geoffrey bennett 0706406257 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Sporting Century: 50 Momentous Stories in Sports History by Edited by Alan English (£17.50)Publisher: CollinsWillow — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0723010447]Condition: Near Fine - in Very Good DJ. DJ has what appears to lots of tiny paint droplets in various places… attractive in an abstract sort of way but obviously detracts from the purists pleasure. Otherwise, a very nice copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Looks in detail at 50 of the most extraordinary and remarkable of events in all different sports and countries.Notes: Size: 12½" x 9¾". 224 pages. Tags: aerofoil aikido alpine amateurs aquaplane archery arrow ashes assist association athletics autocross back-heel backstop backstroke badminton baguette ballast ballooning barbell barrel baseball basketball batting beach bench biathlon billiards birdie bobsleigh boots boules bouncer bowler bowling bowls boxing brakeman bridging bronco bull's-eye bully-off bunker caddie camel cannon canoe canoeing catcher centre chanko-nabe
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The Post Captain by John Davis (£17.00)Publisher: Tops'l — 1984Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0906397146]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Upper wrapper slighty curled with creasing to the corners. A somewhat scuffed and faded appearance overall. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Introductory chapters and glossary by Colin Elliott. Cover design and sketches by Peter Stuckey. “The Post Captain” is different and unique among sailing navy novels in being funny. It is almost certainly the only surviving contemporary humorous sea story of the Nelson period. It first made its appearance while England was still agog with the news of Trafalgar and Nelson not yet buried.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 160 pages. Tags: and comedy devotees english euphoria fighting glascock history literature manners merous nautical naval navy nelson nelson’s novels patriotic period sailing sea ship society story surviving the trafalgar view william
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Francis Drake: The Lives of a Hero by John G. Cummins (£16.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297815660]Condition: Fine - in Fine DJ. An as new copy with no visible fault.Description: This is a full-blooded and absorbing portrait, based on research in English and Spanish archives, of the greatest seaman of the Elizabethan age. From his family's fierce Protestantism and early poverty which drove Drake to sea while still a boy until his death at sea in 1596, it was a life of drama in which opportunism, courage, greed, religion and national policy (and luck) all played their part alongside the sailing skill and navigational brilliance of the first man to sail his ship all the way around the world. John Cummins ends by looking at Drake's posthumous legend and its inspirational role throughout later centuries. 348pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Royal (9¾" x 6¼")Tags: drake elizabethan navy navigational armada naval battles commanders admirals pirates corsairs Protestantism 0297815660
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B. R. 68 Manual of Seamanship Volume II 1932 by Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty (£14.50)Publisher: London: His Majesty's Stationery Office — 1941Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A little faded at the spine with marks to the boards. Damage to one of the fold-outs but complete.Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Cutaways; Fold-out plans; Plans;Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt & Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 357 pages. Tags: superstructure quartermaster international miscellaneous parts-of-ship telegraph-man single-banked contamination gyro-compass organisation cableholders right-handed part-of-ship alphabetical athwartships life-jackets half-hitches precautions disengaging subdivision substitutes waterlogged carpenter's quarterdeck alternating transmitter description ventilation regulations lighthouses maintenance hawser-laid expressions windlasses visibility watertight discipline casualties revolution handsomely wheelhouse forecastle complaints waterborne protection overtaking chernikeef topgallant stanchions anti-flash describing
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The Great Days of the Canals by Anthony Burton (£14.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0715392646]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edge of DJ slightly ruffled, ½" closed tear to the bottom corner of the lower panel. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “The Great Days of the Canals, fully illustrated using historical material and a number of photographs specially taken for this book, is a book to dip into or read from cover to cover. And it will be enjoyed for many years by all those who have an interest, however fleeting, in Britain’s unique inland waterways. Canal building, with special sections dealing with architecture and engineering, the steady development of trade, waterways craft and the early days of pleasure boating and many other topics of interest are enthusiastically and lovingly portrayed by an author who has been researching and writing about canals for over twenty years.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: british canals kennet and avon river navigations canal builders james brindley william jessop thomas telford narrow boats severn sailing barges boatmen waterways grand union shropshire union aberdare aire calder hollingsworth lake bradford-on-avon
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Norie's Nautical Tables: With an Explanation of Their Use by Edited by Captain A. G. Blance (£14.00)Publisher: St. Ives: Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson — 1981Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0852880723]Condition: Very Good. Description: Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 546 pages. Tags: navigation tables seamanship nautical astronomy sailing ships shipbuilding sports recreation boating travel maps atlases
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North Brittany Pilot by K. Adlard Coles (£14.00)Publisher: Adlard Coles — 1987Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) [ISBN: 9780229116966]Condition: Very Good. Nicked at head of the spine, gently bruised at the corners. Text bright and tight.Description: From St. Malo to Ushant. Illustrated with B&W photographs. The fifth edition revised of this well-known and much respected work has been thoroughly updated to include the many recent changes that have taken | place in this much-loved cruising area. It contains several new photographs and the navigational information has been corrected on the basis of a survey undertaken in the spring and early summer of 1987.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". 290 pages. Tags: ushuant malo brittany sailing yachting cruising
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War at Sea in the Ironclad Age by Richard Hill (£14.00)Publisher: Cassell — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 030435273X]Condition: Near Fine - in Very Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. A splendid copy.Description: A compelling illustrated history of war at sea in the last half of the nineteenth century, when sailing ships finally gave way to the heavy, but fast, ironclad steam ships. Part of a unique venture: a twenty-four volume series that will capture the entire history of war and warfare, written by the world's leading experts. Fully illustrated throughout and incorporating computer generated cartography that brings the sea battles to life. 224pp. Index. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½")
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Clipper Ship by Denys Burrows (£13.00)Publisher: Educational Press / Angus & Robertson — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “This exciting adventure story of the nineteenth century is concerned with a ship — a tea-clipper on the Australia-China run; but even more so, it is concerned with the men and boys who sail in her.

The Dauntless is a dirty hulk when Captain Grey and his son, lan, first sight her, berthed listlessly at a wharf in Melbourne. The first member of the crew they meet as they go aboard — the Mate, Grogan, with his uncouth manners and jeering talk — doesn’t improve the picture.

Second Mate Jackson takes an instant dislike to “Apprentice Grey” and determines to make him break down, if he can. The Skipper refuses to interfere in case it looks like favouritism towards his son, and because the boy has to learn to stand on his own feet.

Captain Grey turns the Dauntless into a tight, well-run ship, but it takes a whole voyage and return to do it, a voyage full of adventure: man overboard in the Pacific, a kidnapping in China, and a typhoon on the trip back — not to mention the strange machinery crates found in the hold and the even stranger cargo discovered when the ship leaves Canton.”
Notes: Illustrated by Graham Wade. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 180 pages. Tags: boy who went sea life sailing ship hurricane sailors brave facing such danger true adventure strength his sprrit denys burrows graham wade first editions firsts printings 1st
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Modern Sailing Catamarans by Robert B. Harris (£13.00)Publisher: Kaye & Ward — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ edgeworn with several creases and nicks, a little rubbed and faded. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Offset to the endpapers. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. The first comprehensive book on twin-hulled sailing craft, a book especially important today, for there is nothing in recent sailing history that quite compares with the extraordinary increase in catamaran popularity over the past few years. The addition of an extra hull, however, affects nearly every aspect of sailing and thus requires a detailed and comprehensive discussion.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". 143 pages. Tags: twin-hulled sailing craft catamaran sailing
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Navigation for Yachtsmen by Mary Blewitt (£13.00)Publisher: Standford — 1979Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) [ISBN: 0540072745]Condition: Very Good+. Small owners sticker to ffep otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Fourth Edition. Illustrated with line drawings.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 101 pages. Tags: swanage-bournemouth needle-and-pointer direction-finders digital-reading characteristics rotating-light cross-channel digital-tuned interpolation sophisticated depth-contour edge-reading over-relying navigational establishing hand-bearing tide-raising conventional echo-sounder geographical application calculating information corrections lightvessel differences observation traditional instruments dome-topped flat-topped pre-planned rectilinear destination dial-tuned separation visibility counteract horizontal chart-work lighthouse projection restricted protractor derivation dartmouth suggested direction longitude comparing anchoring
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Sports Facts 1979 by ANON (£13.00)Publisher: MacDonalds & Janes — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0354090755]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little light edgewear to the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Records all the major sporting events of 1978 at home and abroad, and is an invaluable reference work for all sport followers, and particular value to sport quiz enthusiasts. 345pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Notes: 345 pages. Tags: aerofoil aikido alpine amateurs aquaplane archery arrow ashes assist association athletics autocross back-heel backstop backstroke badminton baguette ballast ballooning barbell barrel baseball basketball batting beach bench biathlon billiards birdie bobsleigh boots boules bouncer bowler bowling bowls boxing brakeman bridging bronco bull's-eye bully-off bunker caddie camel cannon canoe canoeing catcher centre chanko-nabe
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BOAT by Peter Heaton (£12.50)Publisher: Kaye & Ward — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718208021]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Tiny hole in upper panel near head of spine, small stain to the reverse of the DJ at the foot of the spine.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Boat is a new type of sailing book combining excerpts from the prose and poetry of international marine writers through the ages. 160pp. Bibliography. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½")Tags: Poetry Literature 718208021
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Horatio Nelson: A Short Biography by Russell Grenfell (£12.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the spine. Leans heavily. Bookplate to ffep partially removed. Text bright and tight.Description: First in this edition, a re-issue and revised with 6 half-tone illustrations and 4 pages of battle diagrams. Originally entitled Nelson the Sailor, the book was first published in 1949, revised by the author with a Postscript to the Second Edition in 1952, and reprinted. Diagrams: The Battle of St. Vincent; The Battle of the Nile; The Battle of Copenhagen; the Battle of Trafalgar; Plates: Bust of Nelson (by Flaxman); ‘Nelson’s Patent Bridge’; The Opening Phase of the Battle of the Nile; The Battle of Copenhagen; Trafalgar. The Victory Sailing into Action;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Captain S. W. Roskill, R. N.. Size: 8" x 5¼". 247 pages. Tags: Grenfell nelson royal navy sailor naval battles
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The Macmillan and Silk Cut Yachtsman's Handbook by Edited by R. L. Hewitt & I. J. Lees-Spalding (£12.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333365445]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Slip case slightly rubbed in places but pleasant overall.Description: Illustrated with line drawings, diagrams, maps and colour plates for the flags. From the cover: “Designed to complement The MacMillan Silk Cut Nautical Almanac, this text covers a wide range of seamanship and information for boat owners to the standards required by the Yachtmaster (offshore) Certificate set by the RYA and Department of Transport. Includes information on: multihulls and the fundamentals of yacht racing; satellite navigation; position fixing systems; sight reduction methods; the use of calculators and personal computers; boat handling; and legal matters.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7½". 454 pages. Tags: and boating boats business cruising economics engineering etc for general handbooks industries manuals marine maritime motor nautical navigation power recreation reference sailing seamanship shipbuilding ships sports technology trades transportation works yachting yachts
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Ghosts and Legends by Roy Christian (£12.00)Publisher: David & Charles — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good in Very Good DJDescription: Ghosts and Legends is not a scholary treatise on the irrational subconscious that inspired these tales. They are told as stories and the reader is left to draw his own conclusions. 156pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Tags: malfunctioning manifestations hallucinations hallucination spiritualist spiritualism apparitions experiences hitch-hiker poltergeist visitations mischievous out-of-body electricity traditional near-death apparition projection witchcraft space-time non-living necromancy literature psychical accidents southeast continuum phenomena automatic telepathy centuries daimonion portrayal vanishing possessed exorcists revenant presence activity person’s divining phantoms theories research ceremony american stigmata Dutchman movement cannibal fiction
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Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge (£11.50)Publisher: Duckworth — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0715627333]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Previous owners inscription to the first blank.Description: From the flap: “The author tackles a much larger 1912 disaster: the sinking of the Titanic. The narrator, a 22-year-old named Morgan, brushes up against real-life victims such as John James Astor early in the voyage, while falling in love with the beautiful and unobtainable Wallis Ellery. The deadly maiden voyage of the world's largest ocean liner becomes a journey of self-discovery in this portentous, postmodern work.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: beryl bainbridge titanic maiden voyage new york iceberg lifeboat intense emotion fatality fatal journey shipping line jewish tailor manchester ice warnings opera singer seaworthiness blazing fire bunker ice warnings ships sailing drowning naval disasters
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The Complete Book of Laser Sailing by Dick Tillman (£11.50)Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0713657022]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Bruce Kirby. Size: 9¼" x 7½". [X] 150 pages. Tags: tillman 0713657022 sailing laser tacking jibing capsizing docking landing rigging reefing sail controls boat equipment mainsheet tiller outhaul hiking strap spars lasers sailboats
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The Lone Brit on 13 by Christopher Chance (£11.50)Publisher: Mainstream — 2005Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 1840189576]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “The Lone Brit on 13 is a gripping true story of violence, degradation and adventure penned in the confines of a grim Malaga prison cell. Convicted twice of drug-smuggling in 1999 and 2002, Chris Chance spent a total of over three and a half years in four Spanish prisons. In each one, he established himself as a force to be reckoned with amongst the screws and the inmates alike, meeting violence with even greater violence in order to survive.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 238 pages. Tags: straight-and-narrow drug-trafficker drug-smuggling martial-arts professional intimidating cut-throats degradation desecrated instructor philosophy aggressors treachery convicted morality thailand northern toughest violence prisoner scumbags morocco soldier british ireland prisons spanish realism hashish hardmen cruelty samurai sailing malaga prison banged screws brutal costa spain sole grim cell wing sol del
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