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A Hundred Years of Sail, Bekon of Cowes (With a Foreword By HRH The Duke of Edinburgh)
1 Bekon of Cowes (With a Foreword By HRH The Duke of Edinburgh)
A Hundred Years of Sail
London Collins Harvill 1985 0002168111 / 9780002168113 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Contents in 4 parts:- Part I: 1880 - 1939; Part II: 1945 - 1956; Part III: 1956 - 1970; Part IV: 1970 - 1980. Beautifully reproduced photographs of sailing ships in and around the Solent, some fold-out. Red cloth boards, a VG clean tight copy in (corner creases to front flyleaf, closed corner nick) dustwrapper. Very heavy book, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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A Hundred Years of Sail, Bekon of Cowes (With a Foreword By HRH The Duke of Edinburgh)
2 Bekon of Cowes (With a Foreword By HRH The Duke of Edinburgh)
A Hundred Years of Sail
London Collins Harvill 1988 0002168111 / 9780002168113 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 1988 2nd reprint. Contents in 4 parts:- Part I: 1880 - 1939; Part II: 1945 - 1956; Part III: 1956 - 1970; Part IV: 1970 - 1980. Beautifully reproduced photographs of sailing ships in and around the Solent, some fold-out. Red cloth boards, a VG clean tight copy in (slight sunning to top edge of front panel, minor edge nicks/creasing) dustwrapper. Very heavy book, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Publications of the Navy Records Society Volume LXXXII: Recollections of My Sea Life from 1808 to 1830, Boteler, Captain John Harvey / Bonner-Smith, David (Editor)
3 Boteler, Captain John Harvey / Bonner-Smith, David (Editor)
Publications of the Navy Records Society Volume LXXXII: Recollections of My Sea Life from 1808 to 1830
London The Navy Records Society 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall xiii + 272pp, index, map. Quarter bound in blue buckram over grey boards, gilt banding and decoration, light wear, light foxing mainly to rough cut edges, a few pages uncut. Pencilled notes to rear endpaper, occasional pencil marks to text, easily removed but left for interest, overall a VG copy, no dustwrapper as issued. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The History of the French Frigate, 1650 - 1850, Boudriot, Jean / Berti, Hubert (English Translation By David H Roberts)
4 Boudriot, Jean / Berti, Hubert (English Translation By David H Roberts)
The History of the French Frigate, 1650 - 1850
East Sussex Jean Boudriot Publications 1993 094886415X / 9780948864155 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 416pp, index, 68 photographs of ship models, extensive drawings and plates. Blue boards, very slight spine twist otherwise a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. This book follows the evolution of the sailing frigate in the French Navy from its earliest beginnings through to the advent of steam. Important reference for the ship modeller. Packed weight approx 2.5kg, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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The Bombay Country Ships 1790 - 1833, Bulley, Anne
5 Bulley, Anne
The Bombay Country Ships 1790 - 1833
Surrey Curzon Press 2000 0700712364 / 9780700712366 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall xvi + 288pp, index, glossary, bibliography, notes, 12 plates, 6 maps. Blue boards, a Fine copy in a VG dustwrapper. A detailed account of the private merchant ships in India, and the importance of the dockyard and the Parsi master builders, during the period when the Bombay fleet was at its zenith. It describes the interdependence of Europeans and Indians, the owners and crew, the trade and voyages before a slow decline began. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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The Beauty of Sail, Commentary By Uffa Fox
6 Commentary By Uffa Fox
The Beauty of Sail
London Peter Davies 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 279pp, superb photography by Beken of Cowes, each black and white photography is produced with a narrative on the opposite page. Blue boards, a few marks to boards, pencilled owner's details to front endpaper, general ageing to contents, overall a VG tight copy without dustwrapper. Undated, but assumed to be 1938 1st edition (ref British Library). Heavy book, extra shipping may be required to non-UK address. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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A Treatise on Masting Ships and Mast Making, Fincham, John (Late Master Shipwright of Her Majesty's Dockyard, Portsmouth)
7 Fincham, John (Late Master Shipwright of Her Majesty's Dockyard, Portsmouth)
A Treatise on Masting Ships and Mast Making
London Conway Maritime Press Ltd 1982 0851772749 / 9780851772745 Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall xx + 338pp, 24pp plates at rear, data tables. Red boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in (colour fading to spine) dustwrapper. This is a facsimile reprint of the 3rd, enlarged edition, first published in 1854. Invaluable reference for the ship modeller. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Barque 'Magellan': A Story of the French Deep-Sea Sailors, Frank, Bernard (Translated from the French By E Keble Chatterton)
8 Frank, Bernard (Translated from the French By E Keble Chatterton)
The Barque 'Magellan': A Story of the French Deep-Sea Sailors
London Jarrold & Sons Ltd 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 255pp, 15 illustrations, endpaper maps. Blue boards, general light foxing mainly to edges, overall a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Undated, but presumed 1938 1st edition (ref: British Library). An intimate portrait of life aboard a French barque on the high seas. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Severn Traders: The West Country Trows and Trowmen, Green, Colin
9 Green, Colin
Severn Traders: The West Country Trows and Trowmen
Lydney Black Dwarf Publications 1999 0953302822 / 9780953302826 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Paget-Tomlinson, Edward 180pp, indexes, bibliography, 8 appendices, black and white photographs and drawings throughout. Brown boards, previous owner's label to front pastedown, otherwise a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Personalised gift dedication from the author to front endpaper, to Max Sinclair, driving force behind the revival of the Droitwich Canal, and whose ownership label is opposite. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Women Under Sail: Letters and Journals Concerning Eight Women Travelling or Working in Sailing Vessels Between 1829 and 1949, Greenhill, Basil / Giffard, Ann
10 Greenhill, Basil / Giffard, Ann
Women Under Sail: Letters and Journals Concerning Eight Women Travelling or Working in Sailing Vessels Between 1829 and 1949
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1970 071534997X / 9780715349977 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 213pp, index, 33 illustrations. Brown boards, slight browning mainly to endpapers and page edges, overall a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Horniman Museum and Library No.14: A Handbook to the Cases Illustrating Simple Means of Travel & Transport By Land and Water., Harrison, HS (Curator)
11 Harrison, HS (Curator)
The Horniman Museum and Library No.14: A Handbook to the Cases Illustrating Simple Means of Travel & Transport By Land and Water.
London London County Council 1925 First Edition Booklet Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 72pp, 2 plates. Small booklet, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy. One of a series of publications dealing with the Collections in the Horniman Museum and Library. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Merchant Ships of Whitstable, Harvey, Wallace
12 Harvey, Wallace
The Merchant Ships of Whitstable
Kent Emprint Publications 1993 1871716047 / 9781871716047 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 320pp, indexes, individual ship histories, photographs, drawings. Softback, slight creasing to covers otherwise a VG clean tight copy. 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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The Sizes and Lengths of Riggings and the Hayward-Kendal Pamphlet Controversy, 1656, Hayward, Edward / Kendal, George (Introduction By RC Anderson)
13 Hayward, Edward / Kendal, George (Introduction By RC Anderson)
The Sizes and Lengths of Riggings and the Hayward-Kendal Pamphlet Controversy, 1656
London Francis Edwards 1967 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 142pp, 6 facsimile documents herein, 3 increased in size from the originals to clarift the type. Limited edition of 500 copies, this cope in unnumbered. Blue boards, a VG clean tight copy. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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A Treatise on Practical Seamanship, Hutchinson, William (Introduction By Morin Scott)
14 Hutchinson, William (Introduction By Morin Scott)
A Treatise on Practical Seamanship
London Scolar Press 1979 0859675661 / 9780859675666 Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall viii + xiv + 213pp + 10 plates + map at rear. Facsimile of 1777 first edition. Quarter bound in blue buckram over grey boards, gilt decoration to front board, light ageing only, occasional crease to tip of page corner, overall a VG clean tight copy in a Good (slight browning to spine, internally reinforced at spine base, small loss, small corner loss, to be supplied in removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. Heavy book, extra shipping may be required to non-UK address. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Maritime Heritage: The Ships and Seamen of Southern Ceredigion, Jenkins, J.Geraint
15 Jenkins, J.Geraint
Maritime Heritage: The Ships and Seamen of Southern Ceredigion
Dyfed Gomer Press 1982 0850889855 / 9780850889857 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall ix + 265pp, index, 14 maps and diagrams, 63 illustrations. Blue boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Bark Canoes: The Art and Obsession of Tappan Adney, Jennings, John
16 Jennings, John
Bark Canoes: The Art and Obsession of Tappan Adney
Canada Firefly Books, Limited 2004 1552977331 / 9781552977330 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 152pp, index, bibliography, glossary, photographs throughout, most in colour, featuring the 110 models of Edwin Adney. Laminated pictiral boards, a Fine copy in dustwrapper. A study of the man and his models who singlehandedly preserved the fading history of Native Bark Canoe construction in North America. Heavy book, extra shipping may be required to non-UK address. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Sussex Shipping: Sail Steam and Motor, Langley, Michael
17 Langley, Michael
Sussex Shipping: Sail Steam and Motor
West Sussex Middleton Press 2004 1904474233 / 9781904474234 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket (Pictorial Boards) 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 192pp, index, bibliography, maps, captioned black and white photographs throughout. Laminated pictorial boards, an excellent clean tight copy. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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Spritsails and Lugsails, Leather, John
18 Leather, John
Spritsails and Lugsails
London Adlard Coles Nautical 1989 0229115179 / 9780229115174 Reprint Half-Leather Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 392pp, index, glossary, 108 drawings by the author, 80 plates. Grey boards, landscape format, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Excellent reference foir the ship modeller. Heavy book, extra shipping may be required to non-UK address. 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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Sailing Ships of the Romantic Era: A 19th Century Album of Water Colours (Watercolours) By Antoine Roux, Meissonnier, Jean
19 Meissonnier, Jean
Sailing Ships of the Romantic Era: A 19th Century Album of Water Colours (Watercolours) By Antoine Roux
Switzerland Edita Lausanne 1968 0870218689 / 9780870218682 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 31 colour illustrations reproduced herein, some full page, others tipped in, introduction, short caption for each painting. Unnumbered copy of a limited edition run of 3000 copies. Decorative boards, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy in ((slight browning to spine) dustwrapper, the whole in original brown slipcase. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Early American Ships, Millar, John Fitzhugh
20 Millar, John Fitzhugh
Early American Ships
USA Thirteen Colonies Press 1986 0934943028 / 9780934943024 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall viii +248pp, indexes, bibliography, 64 flags in colour, appendix, extensively illustrated with line drawings. An excellent reference for the ship modeller. Large format softback, slight creasing to tips of front cover and early pages, otherwise an excellent clean tight copy. Heavy book, extra shipping may be required to non-UK address. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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William Fife: Master of the Classic Yacht, Pace, Franco
21 Pace, Franco
William Fife: Master of the Classic Yacht
London Adlard Coles Nautical 1998 0713650303 / 9780713650303 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 166pp, superb colour photographs, drawings. Black boards, fading to bottom edge, overall a VG copy in (closed edge tear, price-clipped) dustwrapper. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Fair Winds and Foul: A Narrative of Daily Life Aboard an American Clipper Ship (Seafaring Men: Their Ship and Times Series), Perry, Frederick
22 Perry, Frederick
Fair Winds and Foul: A Narrative of Daily Life Aboard an American Clipper Ship (Seafaring Men: Their Ship and Times Series)
New York Earl M Coleman 1979 093057625X / 9780930576257 Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall xi + 204pp, 9 plates, endpaper maps. Blue boards, light ageing, slight marking to page edges, overall a VG copy without dustwrapper. Blurb states this as being a faithful facsimile of the 1927 1st edition; in fact the facsimile is of the 1927 second edition! 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Working Sail: A Life in Wooden Boats, Powell, Luke (Forewords By Tom Cunliffe and Jeremy Irons)
23 Powell, Luke (Forewords By Tom Cunliffe and Jeremy Irons)
Working Sail: A Life in Wooden Boats
Dorset Dovecote Press 2012 0957311915 / 9780957311916 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 240pp, subscriber's list, glossary, illustrated throughout including many colour photographs, illustrated endpapers. Pale blue boards, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy in (slight rubbing to spine base) dustwrapper. Flat signed by the author on title page. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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I Sailed in the Morning, Powell, Ronald (Foreword By Weston Martyr)
24 Powell, Ronald (Foreword By Weston Martyr)
I Sailed in the Morning
London Jarrolds 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 272pp + viii adverts at rear. Endpaper maps, 31 illustrations. Blue cloth boards, spine sunned, white titling barely present, otherwise light wear, previous owner'sbookplate to 1/2 title, foxing to contents, slight spine twist, a few marks to edges, overall a Good tight copy without dustwrapper. Scarce. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Hornblower's Ships: Their History and Their Models, Saville, Martin
25 Saville, Martin
Hornblower's Ships: Their History and Their Models
London Conway Maritime Press Ltd 2000 085177783X / 9780851777832 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 128pp, index, bibliography, photographs, many in colour, line drawings. Blue boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwapper. Invaluable reference for the ship modeller, featuring the ship models constructed for the television drama, how film sequences were shot, and a full reference section detailing the various ship types, full specifications, historical precedents and fictional role of the vessels in the series. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Mudlark's Ghosts and the Restoration of a Herreshoff Meadow Lark, Scott, Ian
26 Scott, Ian
Mudlark's Ghosts and the Restoration of a Herreshoff Meadow Lark
Suffolk Seafarer Books 2006 0955024315 / 9780955024313 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 172pp + 4pp adverts. Softback, light wear only, a VG copy. The story of the restoration of the wooden boat, Mudlark. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Beach Boats of Britain, Simper, Robert
27 Simper, Robert
Beach Boats of Britain
Woodbridge The Boydell Press 1984 0851151957 / 9780851151953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 160pp, index, bibliography, illustrated, maps. Blue boards, light wear only, a list of illustrations is listed on contents page as page vii, but is not present. Neither is there any sign of it having been removed, so is assumed to be a binding fault. Otherwise book collates correctly. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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When Wherries Sailed By: Recollections of a Broadland Village, Sinclair, Olga
28 Sinclair, Olga
When Wherries Sailed By: Recollections of a Broadland Village
Poppyland Publishing 1987 0946148279 / 9780946148271 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 66pp, black and white photographs, illustrations by Joan Young. Softback, slight browning to spine, a VG copy. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Dictionary of the Worlds Watercraft from Aak to Zumbra, The Mariners' Museum with Contributions By MH Parry and Others. Foreword By Basil Greenhill
29 The Mariners' Museum with Contributions By MH Parry and Others. Foreword By Basil Greenhill
A Dictionary of the Worlds Watercraft from Aak to Zumbra
London Chatham Publishing 2001 1861761821 / 9781861761828 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall x + 676pp, more than 5600 entries, over 400 finely detailed illustrations. Blue boards, excellent clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Heavy book, extra shipping may be required to non-UK address. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The Story of Lydia Eva, The Maritime Trust
30 The Maritime Trust
The Story of Lydia Eva
The Maritime Trust 1975 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 16pp, illustrated. Landscape format softback, general light ageing to pages, a VG copy. The story of the Lydia Eva and the herring trade off the East Anglian coast. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Classic Boat Seamanship, Tregoning, Martin
31 Tregoning, Martin
Classic Boat Seamanship
London Adlard Coles Nautical 1992 0713636068 / 9780713636062 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 180pp, index, glossary, 37 drawings, black and white photographs, Maroon boards, a VG copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper. Essential reading for all those with an interest in traditional craft. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Sail Training and Cadet Ships: With Illustrations and Plans, Underhill, Harold A
32 Underhill, Harold A
Sail Training and Cadet Ships: With Illustrations and Plans
Glasgow Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd 1973 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall xiv + 373pp + 45 plans at rear, extensively illustrated, illustrated endpapers. Black boards, an excellent clean tight copy in (small marks to rear panel, price-clipped) dustwrapper. Excellent reference for the ship modeller and historian. Heavy book, extra shipping may be required to non-UK address. 
Price: 34.00 GBP
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