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A Hundred Years of Sail

By: Bekon of Cowes (With a Foreword By HRH The Duke of Edinburgh)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Collins Harvill: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017142

ISBN: 0002168111

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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A Hundred Years of Sail

By: Bekon of Cowes (With a Foreword By HRH The Duke of Edinburgh)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Collins Harvill: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 020026

ISBN: 0002168111

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Publications of the Navy Records Society Volume LXXXII: Recollections of My Sea Life from 1808 to 1830

By: Boteler, Captain John Harvey / Bonner-Smith, David (Editor)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Navy Records Society: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018067

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Bombay Country Ships 1790 - 1833

By: Bulley, Anne

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Surrey, Curzon Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017291

ISBN: 0700712364

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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The Barque 'Magellan': A Story of the French Deep-Sea Sailors

By: Frank, Bernard (Translated from the French By E Keble Chatterton)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold & Sons Ltd: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016815

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for Severn Traders: The West Country Trows and Trowmen

Severn Traders: The West Country Trows and Trowmen

By: Green, Colin

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Lydney, Black Dwarf Publications: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 019925

ISBN: 0953302822

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Cassell's History Of Warfare: Galleons And Galleys

By: Guilmartin Jr., John F.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021920

ISBN: 0304352632

Condition: Very Good


224pp, index, further reading, biographies, illustrations throughout, many in colour. Black boards, light wear only, a VG copy in (not price-clipped) dustwrapper. View more info

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Seamanship in the Age of Sail: An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-of-War 1600 - 1860, Based on Contemporary Sources

By: Harland, John H.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Conway Maritime Press Ltd: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 022244

ISBN: 0851771793

Condition: Very Good


320pp, index, bibliography, illustrated endpapers, over 350 line drawings. Green boards, light wear and ageing only, overall a VG clean tight copy in (slight spine fading, price-clipped with small text loss to flyleaf) dustwrapper. An invaluable reference to artists and modellers. Heavy book, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. View more info

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The Merchant Ships of Whitstable

By: Harvey, Wallace

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Kent, Emprint Publications: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017198

ISBN: 1871716047

Condition: Very Good


320pp, indexes, individual ship histories, photographs, drawings. Softback, slight creasing to covers otherwise a VG clean tight copy. View more info

Image for The Sizes and Lengths of Riggings and the Hayward-Kendal Pamphlet Controversy, 1656

The Sizes and Lengths of Riggings and the Hayward-Kendal Pamphlet Controversy, 1656

By: Hayward, Edward / Kendal, George (Introduction By RC Anderson)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Francis Edwards: 1967

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 017771

Condition: Very Good


142pp, 6 facsimile documents herein, 3 increased in size from the originals to clarify the type. Limited edition of 500 copies, this cope in unnumbered. Blue boards, a VG clean tight copy. View more info

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Life and Death on the 'Royal Charter': The True Story of a Treasure-Ship Wrecked on Anglesey

By: Holden, Chris / Holden, Lesley

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chester, Calgo Publications: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022234a

ISBN: 0954506626

Condition: Very Good


288pp, glossary, bibliography, photographs and illustrations, many in colour. Softback, a VG copy. View more info

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A Treatise on Practical Seamanship

By: Hutchinson, William (Introduction By Morin Scott)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Scolar Press: 1979

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 017049

ISBN: 0859675661

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Yachtsman's Week-End Book

By: Irving, John / Service, Douglas

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Service & Co: 1938

Edition: Limited/Numbered

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 022773

Condition: Good+


588pp, indexes, glossary, illustrations. Green leather boards, gilt decoration and titling, rubs/dulling to spine, round white label to front pastedown obscuring small amount of text, some foxing, overall a Good+ copy. Signed by both authors, this is copy 100/110. Scarce. View more info

Image for Maritime Heritage: The Ships and Seamen of Southern Ceredigion

Maritime Heritage: The Ships and Seamen of Southern Ceredigion

By: Jenkins, J. Geraint

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Dyfed, Gomer Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019887

ISBN: 0850889855

Condition: Very Good


ix + 265pp, index, 14 maps and diagrams, 63 illustrations. Blue boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Bark Canoes: The Art and Obsession of Tappan Adney

Bark Canoes: The Art and Obsession of Tappan Adney

By: Jennings, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Canada, Firefly Books, Limited: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017208

ISBN: 1552977331

Condition: Very Good


152pp, index, bibliography, glossary, photographs throughout, most in colour, featuring the 110 models of Edwin Adney. Laminated pictorial boards, a VG copy in dustwrapper. A study of the man and his models who single-handedly preserved the fading history of Native Bark Canoe construction in North America. View more info

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Sussex Shipping: Sail Steam and Motor

By: Langley, Michael

Price: £11.00

Publisher: West Sussex, Middleton Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017774

ISBN: 1904474233

Condition: Very Good


192pp, index, bibliography, maps, captioned black and white photographs throughout. Laminated pictorial boards, an excellent clean tight copy. View more info

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Spritsails and Lugsails

By: Leather, John

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Adlard Coles Nautical: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 017828

ISBN: 0229115179

Condition: Very Good


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 for the ship modeller. View more info

Image for The Loss of the Kent East Indiaman in the Bay of Biscay  (Narrated in a Letter to a Friend)

The Loss of the Kent East Indiaman in the Bay of Biscay (Narrated in a Letter to a Friend)

By: MacGregor, General Sir Duncan

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society:

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 021423

Condition: Very Good


90pp + 4pp adverts at rear, 5 illustrations. Decorated boards, in super condition, school presentation plate to front pastedown dated Xmas 1886, some foxing to contents, mainly to endpapers and edges. Overall a VG copy. Undated, this is stated to be a new edition, with additions. Describes the loss of the Kent East Indiaman , on 1st March 1825, 547 of 641 passengers and crew were saved. View more info

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Sailing Ships of the Romantic Era: A 19th Century Album of Water Colours (Watercolours) By Antoine Roux

By: Meissonnier, Jean

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Edita Lausanne: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018563

ISBN: 0870218689

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Early American Ships

By: Millar, John Fitzhugh

Price: £13.50

Publisher: USA, Thirteen Colonies Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017212

ISBN: 0934943028

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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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)

By: Perry, Frederick

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Earl M Coleman: 1979

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 017395

ISBN: 093057625X

Condition: Very Good


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! View more info

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Working Sail: A Life in Wooden Boats

By: Powell, Luke (Forewords By Tom Cunliffe and Jeremy Irons)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Dorset, Dovecote Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 019853

ISBN: 0957311915

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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I Sailed in the Morning

By: Powell, Ronald (Foreword By Weston Martyr)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Jarrolds: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019904

Condition: Good


272pp + viii adverts at rear. Endpaper maps, 31 illustrations. Blue cloth boards, spine sunned, white titling barely present, otherwise light wear, previous owner's bookplate to 1/2 title, foxing to contents, slight spine twist, a few marks to edges, overall a Good tight copy without dustwrapper. Scarce. View more info

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Mudlark's Ghosts and the Restoration of a Herreshoff Meadow Lark

By: Scott, Ian

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Suffolk, Seafarer Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020238

ISBN: 0955024315

Condition: Very Good


172pp + 4pp adverts. Softback, light wear only, a VG copy. The story of the restoration of the wooden boat, Mudlark. View more info

Image for When Wherries Sailed By: Recollections of a Broadland Village

When Wherries Sailed By: Recollections of a Broadland Village

By: Sinclair, Olga

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Poppyland Publishing: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019980

ISBN: 0946148279

Condition: Very Good


66pp, black and white photographs, illustrations by Joan Young. Softback, slight browning to spine, a VG copy. View more info

Image for Sail Training and Cadet Ships: With Illustrations and Plans

Sail Training and Cadet Ships: With Illustrations and Plans

By: Underhill, Harold A

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 017668

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info