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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: 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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Falconer's Universal Dictionary of the Marine, 1815 Edition

By: Falconer, William / Edited By William Burney

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Chatham Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 030247

ISBN: 1861762046

Condition: Very Good


xv + 708pp + 88pp Vocabulary + 35 plates, errata. Brown boards, minor (production) marks to front board and edges, general light ageing, a VG copy in dustwrapper. Very heavy book, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. 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

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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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Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition

By: Guttridge, Leonard F

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, GP Putnam & Co: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030228

ISBN: 0399145893

Condition: Very Good


xiv + 354pp, index, bibliography, notes, 16pp plates, endpaper maps. Quarter-bound in blue buckram over grey boards, light ageing only, a VG copy. 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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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 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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Charles Brooking 1723 - 1759 and the 18th Century British Marine Painters

By: Joel, David / Foreword By James Taylor

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club Ltd: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030248

ISBN: 1851492771

Condition: Very Good


207pp, index, bibliography, 8 appendices, extensively illustrated, much in colour. Blue boards, light wear and ageing, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for The Last Tall Ships : Gustaf Erikson and the Aland Sailing Fleets, 1872 - 1947

The Last Tall Ships : Gustaf Erikson and the Aland Sailing Fleets, 1872 - 1947

By: Kahre, Georg / Edited and with an Introductory Chapter By Basil Greenhill / Foreword By Edgar Erikson / Introduced By HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Price: £16.00

Publisher: New York, Mayflower Books: 1977

Edition: First USA Edition

Seller ID: 030246

ISBN: 0831754605

Condition: Very Good


208pp, index, 2 appendices, over 200 rare black and white photographs. Green boards, slight browning to edges, foxing mainly to page edges, overall a VG copy in (slight spine fading) dustwrapper. 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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The Story of Sail: Illustrated with 1000 Scale Drawings

By: Laszlo, Veres / Woodman, Richard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Chatham Publishing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030232

ISBN: 1861760752

Condition: Very Good


352pp, index, bibliography, 1000 scale drawings. Blue boards, a VG copy in dustwrapper. Excellent reference for the ship modeller. Heavy book, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. View more info

Image for The Colonial Merchantman 'Susan Constant', 1605 (Anatomy of the Ship)

The Colonial Merchantman 'Susan Constant', 1605 (Anatomy of the Ship)

By: Lavery, Brian

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Conway Maritime Press Ltd: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030240

ISBN: 085177489X

Condition: Very Good


120pp, nearly 200 perspective and 3-view drawings with descriptive keys, of every detail of the ship - design, construction, fittings, masts and yards, rigging and sails, and armament. Brown boards, light ageing only, a VG copy in dustwrapper. 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

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Round the Horn Before the Mast

By: Lubbock, A Basil

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1907

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 030229

Condition: Good


xi + 375pp, map, 4pp adverts, 13 plates. This is the July 1907 reprint of the May 1907 3rd edition. Bound in later blue boards, spine dulled, bump to top edge, some spotting to edges otherwise general ageing, overall a Good tight copy. View more info

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The Colonial Clippers

By: Lubbock, A Basil

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd: 1975

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 030239

Condition: Very Good


xvi + 384pp, index, 6 appendices, illustrations and plans. Blue boards, slight edge rubbing, light ageing, a VG copy in (minor marks) dustwrapper. View more info

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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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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

Image for Fair Winds and Foul: A Narrative of Daily Life Aboard an American Clipper Ship (Seafaring Men: Their Ship and Times Series)

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

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 The Age of Sail: The International Annual of the Historic Sailing Ship. Volume 2: 2003 - 2004

The Age of Sail: The International Annual of the Historic Sailing Ship. Volume 2: 2003 - 2004

By: Tracy, Nicholas / Robson, Martin (Editors)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Conway Maritime Press Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030227

ISBN: 0851779492

Condition: Very Good


208pp, index, black and white photographs and illustrations, 10 articles, plus news/diary and other general sections at rear. Brown boards, light wear and ageing only, a VG copy in dustwrapper. Includes articles on Nelson, The Barbary Wars and the Fate of the Kronan. 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