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There are 66 books in this catalogue.
BEKEN, Kenneth J.:  BEKEN OF COWES, The New Ocean Thoroughbreds
Book Number: 1720
Harrap Ltd., London. 1988 4to. hardcover. 220pp. full-page colour illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Keywords: One hundred of the finest
Price: $25.00

Book Number: 2324
Sydney. 1980. Books for Pleasure. 1st Australian edition. with b/w & colour illust. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 31 x 23.5. Fully illustrated version of Mahan's classic work where he postulated that the international power of a nation rested upon command of the sea lanes. Updated from 1783 to 1805.
Keywords: Military, navy, trade, routes, defence.
Price: $20.00

Walker and:  Techniques of Small Boat Racing
Book Number: 3193
Hodder and Stoughton 1968 4th impression Good copy in same d/w - clipped. drawings and diagrams, bibliography, 288pp
Keywords: Designed for the advanced racing sailor and written by acknowledged leaders in the in the major development class of planing boats
Price: $15.00

Lou d'Alpuget, Illustrated by Jack Earl:  SUCCESSFUL SAILING, From Beginner to Expert in Forty Classic Lessons
Book Number: 5087
Nelson 1974 4to. hardcover. 80 PP with 34 b/w photos and 40 figures. Very good. / Good+ d/w chipped on top edge
Keywords: sailing
Price: $15.00

Book Number: 6245
Ward Lock & cO lTd. 1968. 1st. Edition with a foreword by "Blondie" Hasler. A book about the single handed Trans Atlantic Race, particularly in 1968. Illustrated with b/w photos, maps, charts , plans and diagrams. Pp 160. Index and appendices. 8vo with dw. GOOD / GOOD
Keywords: yachting, sailing, adventure, singlehanded transatlantic race
Price: $15.00

Appleyard, S.F.:  Marine Electronic Navigation
Book Number: 6994
Routledge & Kegan Paul 1980. VeryGood. Crisp,clean and tight. Illustrated by maps and charts. 1st Ed 1st Pr. Binding is blue cloth in unclippped d/w.
Keywords: marine, boarting, yachting
Price: $20.00

Book Number: 20354
London. 1974. Mills & Boon. 1st Ed. Illustrated pictorial boards, 192pp. with b/w photos and illustrations by Alec Davis. very good copy. 8vo. Columbus, Magellan and Drake. How it all started, the northern sailors, the great canoe navigators of the pacific, the compass and the chart, Indies east and west, Time is longitude, electrical aids to navigation, navigating an aeroplane, pilotage, fixing a ships position, lighthouses, buoys, tides, errors, animals and birds navigation, Making a quadrant, astrolabe sextant, northern sky, latitude and longitude, bibliography, index.
Keywords: Columbus, Magellan and Drake. How it all started, the northern sailors, the great canoe navigators of the pacific, the compass and the chart, Indies east and west, Time is longitude, electrical aids to navigation, navigating an aeroplane, pilotage, fixin
Price: $15.00

McCarthy, Mike:  Excavation of the Barque Day Dawn
Book Number: 23902
Western Australian Museum 1980. 1980, pb, Bw ill, Excellent. The excavation and identification of the Wreck of an Ex-American Whaler in the Cockburn Sound by the Maritime Archaeological Association of Western Australia 1976-1977. pp58 .
Keywords: shipwreck, The Excavation and Identification of the Wreck of and ex-American Whaler in Cockburn Sound by the Maritime Archaological Association of Western Australia 1976-77.
Price: $12.00

Book Number: 40768
Hodder & Stoughton, London 1967 with 7 maps and 5 line drawings, plus 40 pages with 14 colour and 39 b/w photos. Very good, owner's inscription on fep. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Voyage from England and back with calls at Sydney, round Cape of Good Hope & Cape Horn when he was 65 years of age.
Price: $20.00

Book Number: 41368
Hong Kong: Horwitz, 1976 272pp, well illus with sketch maps and photographs. fading on spine of d/w. Very good. guide to ports, anchorages, rivers and lakes for cruisers, yachts and trailer craft.,
Keywords: australia cruising maritime New South Wales sailing
Price: $15.00

Goring, Loris:  Marine Inboard Engines - Petrol and Diesel - Motorboats Monthly
Book Number: 42931
Adlard Coles 1990 sm. 4to. Laminated softcover. 190pp. Index. If you quake at the thought of looking under your engine hatch, this book is the answer to your problems. Marine Inboard Engines should enable every owner to spot problems, know when they can be remedied easily, and be able to maintain a petrol or diesel engine to maximise its life and avoid breakdown at sea.
Keywords: inboard engines, motor boats,
Price: $22.00

Hansen, Erik Fosnes:  Psalm at Journey's End - A Titanic Story
Book Number: 43492
Seeker and Warburg 1997 8vo softcover 352pp very good. Among the many myths surrounding the 1912 sinking of the Titanic was the notion that the ship's band played on until the end. Norwegian novelist Erik Fosnes Hansen has seized upon that story as the hinge for this fascinating, if at times distressing, book about the musicians aboard the fatal voyage. The fictional band members, who hail from across Europe, find a certain kinship on the vessel besides that of a life spent chasing musical dreams. Their lives, each treated almost as novellas, reflect the tragedies the war will soon bring to Europe. The whole event is played out metaphorically in the tales of simple people involved in tragic events. Skilled research and impressionistic prose are expertly mixed into a poetic, absorbing story in Norwegian writer Hansen's novel. As in the recent Maiden Voyage by Cynthia Bass, the stage is set on the doomed Titanic's voyage from Southampton in April 1912. Hansen's characters are the band musicians, celebrated in Titanic lore, who continued playing as the ship went down. Rather than speculate about the actual people, whose names and lives are known, he has invented characters assembled from diverse parts of Britain, Russia and the continent. The complex past of five of these musicians is woven into the tale of the fateful crossing. These are men drowning in emotional turbulence and desolation, a metaphorical foreshadowing of their actual fate. Their stories are ablaze with the drama of love gone awry and talents not fully realized, but Hansen also uses them to speculate on the larger themes of responsibility and fate, reason and faith. He writes with fierce energy, creating emotional landscapes that may make one think of the evocative scenes and brilliant colors of Turner paintings. In all, it's a brilliant piece of storytelling.
Keywords: Psalm at Journey's End Hansen Erik Fosnes
Price: $6.00

Cameron, A. D.:  The Caledonian Canal
Book Number: 43793
Terence Dalton Limited 1972 Sm. 4to. hardcover in d/w, with tears. Signed by Cameron on dedication page. The history of the Caledonian Canal from the Great Glen. Telford's plan to connect Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy with each other and the sea by 22 miles of artificial cutting and 28 locks. Maps on end pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w photo's.
Keywords: Locks, Lochs, Lock Ness, Great Glen
Price: $25.00

Bartimeus:  The Turn Of The Road
Book Number: 44782
Chatto and Windus 1946 8vo. Blue cloth hard cover in D/W. Minor foxing to title pages and minor foxing to end pages. 122pp. 5 diagrams. 3 fold out maps. In this book Bartimeus presents a first-hand record of one of the most crucial half-years in the war - November 8th, 1942, when the first allied landing was made in North Africa, to May 9th, 1943, when it had become evident that, in spite of intitial misfortunes, the immensely difficult and ambitious project had been successful. The most important of the eleven sections deals with naval matters paying particular attention to the parts played by the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy, supplemented by some extremely interesting statistics. Bartimeus also describes a number of specific naval actions and exploits of individual vessals. His account includes quotations from records and signal logs which, with their staccato humour and supreme understatement, relieve the tension of the story and reveal some remarkable personalities. The naval aspect of the campaign is seen in relation to the military strategy and to the political background, with particular reference to the French, whose attitude is clearly analysed.
Keywords: Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, statistics, 1942, 1943, French, quotations
Price: $15.00

Noble, Captain John:  Tall Ships: The Golden Age of Sail
Book Number: 44785
Penguin Books Australia Ltd August 17, 1988 4to softcover 118pp near fine. po name on half-title. Illustrated with photo's. A rare collection of maritime photographs which captures the glorious and romantic days when sailors relied on wind and currents.
Keywords: Tall Ships The Golden Age of Sail Noble John
Price: $15.00

Flexner, Jamexs Thomas:  Steamboats Come True: American Inventors in Action
Book Number: 45707
Little, Brown & Co 1978 8vo. hardcover. 406pp. indexb/w illus. very good, a few small specs on bottom cover edge. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: Steamboats steam boats paddle seaters river
Price: $25.00

Lawson, Will and The Shiplovers Society of Tasmania:  Blue Gum Clippers and Whale Ships of Tasmania
Book Number: 45738
1986 Facsimile 8vo. Softcover. 261pp. Very good, cover edges lightly sunned. Printed in Sepia. Contents includes 30 Illustrations. Hobart town in 1830, The First Ships of Hobart Town, Bay Whalers of Hobart Town, Whale Ships and Whaling, Traders of Tasmania, Intercolonial and Coastal, Tasmania's Shipbuilders and Their Ships, London Traders, Tasmanian and British, Strange Stories of Ships and Men, Harbour Craft, Coasters and Hulks, Wrecks on Tasmanian Coast and of Tasmanian Ships.
Keywords: Hobart town in 1830, The First Ships of Hobart Town, Bay Whalers of Hobart Town, Whale Ships and Whaling, Traders of Tasmania, Intercolonial and Coastal, Tasmania's Shipbuilders and Their Ships, London Traders, Tasmanian and British, Strange Stories of Sh
Price: $25.00

Morgan, Adrian (Editor):  World of Sail: v. 1
Book Number: 47194
Boat International Publications 1994 4to hardcover in d/w. 232pp near fine. Index. Advertisers index. Illustrated throughout with glossy colour photos. The World of Sail magazine pays tribute to a selection of fine yachts constructed by the world's leading yards. Includes Westerly Regatta 370, Freedom 40/40, J/40, Hunter Legend 40.5, Venezia 42, Jeanneau Sun Odyssy 42.1, Dehler 43, Njad 44, X-442, Alden 43/45, Oyster 461, Concordia 46, Gib'sea Master 48, Rival Bowman 48, Alpha 50, Hinckley Rassy 53, Wauquiez 54, Van Dam Nordia 54, Baltic 58, Contest 58, Beneteau 62, Little Harbor 68, Swan 77, Jongert 2900, Scorpio 100,
Keywords: World of Sail v 1 Morgan Adrian (Editor)
Price: $25.00

Evan, Mchugh:  Shipwrecks: Australia's Greatest Maritime Disasters
Book Number: 48341
Australia, Viking, 2003 8vo softcover 336pp very good. Index. From the first wreck in 1622 off Western Australia to the tragedy of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, McHugh captures all the drama of Australia's maritime history. There are swashbuckling mutineers, voilent storms, uncharted reefs, enemy warships, as well as ripping yarns about Dutchmen and lascars, Aborigines and escaped convicts.
Keywords: Shipwrecks Australia's Greatest Maritime Disasters
Price: $8.00

Biel, Steven:  Down With the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster
Book Number: 50316
W W Norton & Co Inc September 1996 8vo hardcover in d/w. 300pp very good, fine d/w. Index. Illustrated in b&w. Historian Biel deconstructs the Titanic cult decade by decade. Contentious capitalists, socialists, preachers, and suffragettes found arguments for their cause in the sudden sinking of the floating palace.
Keywords: politics 20th century class commerce cultural history disasters gender great britain history nautical history Down With the Old Canoe A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster Biel Steven
Price: $12.00

Book Number: 51114
HARPERPRESS 2009 8vo hardcover in d/w. 496pp near fine. Index. Illustrtions. Through the lives of three outstanding naval officers -- each considered the most brilliant commander of his generation -- David Crane offers a unique portrait of the Royal Navy at a time when it held unchallenged dominion over the world's oceans. Although all three died young, their careers covered virtually every war of significance in which the navy was involved during the nineteenth century. They fought against French and Americans, Russians, Turks, Egyptians, Indians and Chinese, in fleet engagements and naval bombardments, on the walls of Canton and the banks of the Mississippi, against Malay pirates and sepoy mutineers. As an eleven-year-old volunteer, Frank Hastings saw action at Trafalgar, and he went on to be revered as a hero of the Greek War of Independence. Yet, as the architect and captain of the first successful steam warship and the champion of gunnery and total war, he unwittingly prepared the way for much that would be bloodiest in the century ahead. Nobody who saw him in the trenches of the Crimea would ever forget William Peel's air of inviolable self-mastery under fire, and it was the same in India, where he could ride through a landscape of decomposing corpses as if it were some mythological world conjured up to try his knightly resolve. What was it that enabled a man of his intelligence, temperament, piety and background -- the son of the Prime Minister Robert Peel -- to fight with such brilliance in defence of an Ottoman Empire that was repugnant to every tenet he held most strongly? If James Goodenough chased Glory as assiduously as Hastings and Peel had done, it was the Glory of the next world, and not this. Throughout his career he strove to reconcile the demands of his faith and his profession, but when he finally met his martyrdom at the hands of the 'savages' of the Pacific islands, a shocked nation was left to face up to the inconsistencies, hypocrisies and self-deceptions on which floated its vision of divine election. Combining thrilling scenes of battle with acute psychological insight, Men of War provides a remarkable picture of the nature of courage, command and warfare.
Price: $30.00

Andrews, Graeme:  South Coast Steamers
Book Number: 52050
Self Published 8vo. Softcover. 32pp. Marine History Publications for Graeme K.Andrews Productions, Epping N.S.W. Contents includes Development of a way of life, Extension - Contraction, Life aboard the small steamers, River and small craft, The Pig and Whistle Fleet. Appendix - Data of major steamers of the NSW South Coast
Keywords: NSW South Coast Steam Boats.
Price: $15.00

Blewitt, Mary:  Navigation for Yachtsmen
Book Number: 52610
Adlard Coles Nautical January 26, 1984. 5th edition. 8vo hardcover 112pp near fine. Index. Illustrated with diagrams. Navigation for Yachtsmen aims to study and explain the difficulties that arise when sailing between points and to consider methods of overcoming them. It deals with technical problems of the compass and the human problem of the helmsman. Includes an introduction of strategy for Ocean-racing techniques and a concise list is also provided of the charts books and instruments necessary for a voyage and an appendix will bring joy to many who have, up to now viewed the vagaries of the compass through a fox on incomprehension.
Keywords: Military History Navigation for Yachtsmen Blewitt Mary
Price: $10.00

Degnon, Dom:  Sails Full and By
Book Number: 53299
Sheridan House January 25, 1995 8vo hardcover in d/w. 272pp very good. Yacht broker and freelance writer Degnon's breezy account of his extended voyage provides entertaining adventure and a refresher course in geography. One unidentified year, with Celia Lowe as crew mate, he set out from New England in Taku, a 41-foot ketch; first stop, the Caribbean, where they picked up additional crew before sailing throught he Panama Canal and on to Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji. In everyport they met other "yachties"-long-distance, blue-water cruising has its own culture. They spent six months in New Zealand, fitting Taku and sightseeing. Next, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guines and Australia where they has a rough time finding theor way through the Great Barrier Reef in a storm. Then they headed home via Indonesia (Bali), the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.
Keywords: Taku (Boat) Sails Full and By Degnon Dom
Price: $18.00

Phillips, Lieutinant Commander FL, Captain A.B. Sainsbury - Foreword by Admiral Sir Alan West GCB, DSC, ADC First Sea Lord:  The Royal Navy Day by Day
Book Number: 54471
Sutton Publishing August 29, 2005 4to hardcover in d/w with small tear at front extreme. 592pp. po name on fep. The Royal Navy Day-by-Day recounts all major events during the Royal Navy's rich heritage from 1st January to 31st December throughout history. The third edition of this much-admired book is fully revised with stunning new illustrations, bringing the history of the Royal Navy up to the present day. From the battle of Trafalgar through the First and Second World Wars, the Falklands, Gulf Wars and modern conflicts, including Libya and peacekeeping missions - this is the only book to detail Britain's extraordinary maritime history. This is a must-have for anyone who is serving, has served or has a passion for the Royal Navy.
Keywords: Military The Royal Navy Day by Day Phillips Lieutinant Commander FL
Price: $25.00

Smith, Hervey Garrett:  The Marlinspike Sailor - The classic reference for the sailor's arts in natural or synthetic rope.
Book Number: 54473
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press September 1, 1993 4to softcover 131pp Very good. The Marlinspike Sailor to cult classic status when it was published in 1956. With the addition of a section on modern, synthetic rope in the 1970s, its popularity has continued undiminished to this day. It teaches a few basic knots--the bowline, sheet bend, and rolling hitch, among others--and splices in three-strand and braided rope. But its real business is decorative rope and canvaswork--the traditional arts of the sailor--and here it has no equal. For a rope mat, a rope ladder, a sea chest, a ditty bag, a canvas bucket, a mast boot, and the best-looking rope fenders or heaving line in the marina, this is the book of choice.
Keywords: Sports The Marlinspike Sailor Smith Hervey Garrett
Price: $25.00

Book Number: 55228
London: PRC Publishing. 1998. 1st 4to. laminated borads, hardcover. 160pp. Index. Illus in B/w & col. Very good.
Keywords: titanic
Price: $18.00

PARSONS, Ronald.:  SAIL IN THE SOUTH - The Great Days of Sail around Australia and New Zealand.
Book Number: 56890
Adelaide. 1975. Rigby. 4to. hardcover. 207pp. with 214 b/w photos. Very good+. / very good+ d/w. A selection from the A.D. Edwardes collection of shipping photographs in the state library of South Australia
Keywords: Photo's from the Edwards collection, Australian general history sea sail photo
Price: $18.00

Heaton, Peter:  The Yachtsman's Vade Mecum
Book Number: 56915
London: Adam & Charles Black, 1961 8vo. hardcover. 308pp. Navy with gilt lettering/spine. Very good+. / Very good d/w chipped at top of spine. Heaton's 1st book. Tipped in erratium notice on page 211., Photos, Diag's & Charts etc.
Price: $18.00

Barron, Mike and Gill:  North Biscay - The West Coast of France Brest to Bordeaux
Book Number: 57840
Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation 2005 Seventh Edition Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd 4to. Pictorial Laminated Boards. Very good unmarked copy. Illustrated with maps and charts and photographs. Index. Contents includes West Brittany, Benodet Bay, Groix and the Rias, Quiberon Bay, Southeast Brittany, The Vendee, Chrente, Waypoints and Lights.
Price: $45.00

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