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There are 61 books in this catalogue.
The Riddle of the Sands - A Record of Secret Service recently Archived
Childers, Erskine - Illustrated by John O'Connor
Book Number: 59196
ISBN: 
Bowker & Bertram, UK 1976 8vo hardcover 288pp very good / very good d/w. with two maps and two charts. Illustrated with b&w line drawings and woodblock prints. A thriller first published in 1903, from the author of THE SHADOW IN THE SANDS. Bored with work at the Foreign Office, a young man accepts his friend's invitation to go on a sailing holiday in the Baltic. However, he quickly discovers that the real purpose of the trip is espionage, as they both struggle to prevent a German invasion. This new edition has been reproduced from an earlier illustrated limited edition, which is now almost impossible to find - from front flap.
Price: $15.00


Open Boat Cruising
Glasspool, John - Illustrated by A. G. Milne
Book Number: 60241
ISBN: 0245518746
Nautical Publishing 1973 8vo. Hardcover. 112pp. No d/w, otherwise very good. Illustrated. Contents includes Why Dinghies?, First Ventures, Types, Boat Sense, Sails and Rig, Cruising Grounds, Dinghy Camping, Clothes for Cruising, Some Racing, Companions, Pathfinders, Lay-up and Plan Again. Index.
Price: $18.00


The PIRATES. True Accounts of the Lives, Exploits, and Executions of the World's Most Infamous Buccaneers.
Ellms, Charles
Book Number: 60720
ISBN: 0517182513
Gramercy 1996 8vo. Hardcover with d/w. 291pp. Composed of material gathered from a variety of historical sources dating back to the mid-1700s, this extended account of piracy in ancient and modern times, and in all parts of the world, saw its first edition published in Boston in 1837. At least eight other editions of the work followed, and there was a huge demand for these tales of looted shipping and bloody adventure. Restored to print in 1924 by the Marine Research Society of Salem, Massachusetts, this work is a fascinting account of the careers and exploits of pirates.
Price: $14.00


Eagle of the Sea - The story of Old Ironsides.
Bruce Grant, Illustrated by Gordon Grant
Book Number: 60751
ISBN: 0528876589
Rand McNally 1974 8vo. Softcover. 176pp. Lightly toned pages, otherwise good. The story of the US frigate Constitution affectionately known for over 150 years as Old Ironsides.
Price: $12.00


Sailing to the Edge of Fear
Dye, Frank
Book Number: 61915
ISBN: 0713653051
Adland Coles Nautical 2000 8vo. Softcover. 230pp. Illustrated. Sailing aficionados with know Frank Dye as the man who pushed the notion of open-dinghy cruising to its truly astonishing limits.
Price: $18.00


Blue Rivers - A Narrative of Time in the Blue Mountains ( rafting)
Brownscombe, Ross
Book Number: 60332
ISBN: 0646322044
Forever Wild Press 1997 8vo. Softcover. 182pp. Near fine. The Author rafts down the five wild rivers of the blue Mountains. This is an account of his personal odyssey experiencing the priceless natural heritage of the Blue Mountains Wilderness.
Price: $14.00


BEKEN OF COWES, The New Ocean Thoroughbreds
BEKEN, Kenneth J.
Book Number: 1720
ISBN: 0245544720
Harrap Ltd., London. 1988 4to. hardcover. 220pp. full-page colour illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Price: $25.00


Tall Ships: The Golden Age of Sail
Noble, Captain John
Book Number: 44785
ISBN: 0670901067
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.
Price: $15.00


The Royal Navy Day by Day
Phillips, Lieutinant Commander FL, Captain A.B. Sainsbury - Foreword by Admiral Sir Alan West GCB, DSC, ADC First Sea Lord
Book Number: 54471
ISBN: 0750938919
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.
Price: $25.00


The Marlinspike Sailor - The classic reference for the sailor's arts in natural or synthetic rope.
Smith, Hervey Garrett
Book Number: 54473
ISBN: 0070592187
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.
Price: $25.00


ANATOMY OF THE TITANIC
McCluskie, Tom
Book Number: 55228
ISBN: 1856484823
London: PRC Publishing. 1998. 1st 4to. laminated borads, hardcover. 160pp. Index. Illus in B/w & col. Very good.
Price: $18.00


SAIL IN THE SOUTH - The Great Days of Sail around Australia and New Zealand.
PARSONS, Ronald.
Book Number: 56890
ISBN: 0851799604
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
Price: $18.00


North Biscay - The West Coast of France Brest to Bordeaux
Barron, Mike and Gill
Book Number: 57840
ISBN: 0852887027
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


North Brittany & The Channel Islands - Cherbourg to Ouessant and the Channel Islands
Lawson, John
Book Number: 57841
ISBN: 0852884834
Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation 2001 Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd 4to. Pictorial Laminated Boards. Very good unmarked copy. Illustrated with maps and charts and photographs. Index. Contents includes Cruising in Normandy and Brittany, Cherboug to Cancale, The Channel Islands, St. Malo to Lezardrieux/Pontrieux, Treguier to Ile d'Ouessant, Admiralty and Imray Charts, French SOHM charts, The Breton language.
Price: $25.00


Symbols And Abbreviations Used on Admiralty Charts. Charts 5011.
Rear Admiral J. A. L. Myres
Book Number: 57846
ISBN: 0707712408
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office 1998 (int 1) Edition 2 4to. Blue wraps. 79pp. Illustrated. Contents includes Topography, Hydrography, Aids and Services, Alphabetical Indexes.
Price: $12.00


America's Cup 2000 - including the Louis Vuitton Cup
Larsen, Paul and Russell Coutts - Signed by Coutts
Book Number: 59763
ISBN: 1869587170
Hodder Moa Beckett, Auckland, 1999 4to. Hardcover in d/w creased on edge. Very good. Signed on half title with thanks to po. by Russell Coutts. The story of New Zealand's victory.
Price: $18.00


Sail South Till The Butter Melts
Stewart, Geoff
Book Number: 60238
ISBN: 0975232819
The Continuity Company Melbourne 2004 8vo. Softcover 166pp. Very good. The main theme relates his adventures while crossing the Atlantic ocean alone in an open boat. The voyage took place in 1973 but the book wasn't published until 2004. In addition, the book covers earlier experiences voyaging along the French canals and down the Mediterranean coast to Gibraltar as well as a 21-day voyage to the Canary Islands. He finishes by describing his life after sailing and the continuing desire to set out again
Price: $20.00


The Sailor's World
Beiser, Arthur - Photography by Stanley Rosenfeld.
Book Number: 61629
ISBN: 0600380408
A Ridge Press Book - Random House n.d. sm. 4to. Hardcover in d/w. 251pp. Illustrated throughout with colour and b&w photos.
Price: $15.00


Australia and New Zealand Complete Book of Boating - Power and Sail
Ross, Bob
Book Number: 61630
ISBN: 060007059x
Paul Hamlyn 1972 4to. Hardcover in d/w. Very good. Index. Illustrated throughout with photographs and detailed line drawings. The first definitive book on boating for Australia and New Zealand
Price: $18.00


The Caledonian Canal
Cameron, A. D.
Book Number: 43793
ISBN: 
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.
Price: $25.00


Psalm at Journey's End - A Titanic Story
Hansen, Erik Fosnes
Book Number: 43492
ISBN: 0436204096
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.
Price: $6.00


Shipwrecks: Australia's Greatest Maritime Disasters
Evan, Mchugh
Book Number: 48341
ISBN: 0670040193
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.
Price: $8.00


Knockdown : the harrowing true account of a yacht race turned deadly
Dugard, Martin
Book Number: 62215
ISBN: 0731809297
Pocket Books 1999 8vo softcover 243pp very good, front bottom corner bumped. Sydney to Hobart 1998.
Price: $10.00


Vintage Yachts of the World
Serafini, Flavio
Book Number: 62108
ISBN: 3936761515
Feieraband Berlin 2000 Large 4to. hardcover. 435pp. index, colour illus. Very good, page edges a little wavy. / Very good d/w. Heavy book extra post may apply.
Price: $25.00


The Great Liners. P & O Orient ships on the Australian trade.
Fitchett, T. K.
Book Number: 62088
ISBN: 0727003895
Rigby Ltd. Adelaide 1977. 1st Edition. Oblong 4to. hardcover. 80pp. colour illus. very good, light foxing to prelims. / Very good d/w with tear on rear corner(repaired).
Price: $14.00


Sydney Harbour of Yesteryear: The glass plate photography of William James Hall.
Toghill, Jeff
Book Number: 61643
ISBN: 0589503332
Reed 1982 oblong 4to. Hardcover in d/w. The first 12 pages from the TOC to page 12 are bound upside down. 127pp. Very good. Illustrated throughout with b&w glass plate photographs of boats on Sydney Harbour. From the collection held by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, spanning late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, revealing the whole spectrum of boating life, the people and their recreational activities.
Price: $18.00


World of Sail: v. 1
Morgan, Adrian (Editor)
Book Number: 61631
ISBN: 1898524254
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,
Price: $25.00


SAILING ON . A History of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. 1880-1980.

Book Number: 61632
ISBN: 0959621415
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania 1980 8vo. Hard cover with d/w. 256pp. Includes list of members.
Price: $15.00


SUCCESSFUL SAILING, From Beginner to Expert in Forty Classic Lessons
Lou d'Alpuget, Illustrated by Jack Earl
Book Number: 5087
ISBN: 170019369
Nelson 1974 4to. hardcover. 80 PP with 34 b/w photos and 40 figures. Very good. / Good+ d/w chipped on top edge
Price: $15.00


Down With the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster
Biel, Steven
Book Number: 50316
ISBN: 039303965X
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.
Price: $12.00


Sailing A Practical Handbook - The complete guide to sailing and racing dinghies, catamarans and cruisers
Evans, Jeremy
Book Number: 57847
ISBN: 1843094592
Hermes House 2003 4to. Softcover. 256pp. Very good. Index. Illustrated throughout. Learn how to sail with expert advice and tips. Step-by-step guides give instant understanding of techniques from putting on a wetsuit to handling dinghies, catamarans and cruisers. Clothing and equipment - what you need, when and where, Two special sections give the vital facts and figures about regatta and big boat racing, includes information on all aspects of safe sailing, bouyancy aids, distress signals, man overboard rescue procedures and rights of way at sea.
Price: $18.00



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