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Image for Dover Strait to Westerschelde

Dover Strait to Westerschelde

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Admiralty Charts & Publications: 2001

Seller ID: 064125


SC 2449 Small Craft Edition. Chart Datum : WGS 84. Scale 1: 150,000. Clean, bright, large fold-out map. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Helping the Trawlers

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fisherman:

Seller ID: 064368


Small 32-page stapled booklet which gives directions for making woollen comforts and other useful articles for the use of deep sea fisherman. Articles include woollen mufflers, socks, stockings, fisherman's jersey, fisherman's vest or waistcoat, balaclava, etc. Illustrated with b/w photos. View more info

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The Wreck Of The Wager and Subsequent Adventures of Her Crew

By: Anon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son Ltd:

Seller ID: 029280


Narratives of The Hon. John Byron and of his fellow-midshipman Isaac Morris. Some odd spotting to pages and linen tape re-inforcement to hinges. Undated - Circa 1920's. Red boards with blind stamped decoration. 192 pages. View more info

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Table of Distances Between Ports Via The Shortest Navigable Routes

By: Anon

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Washington, DC, USA., United States Government Printing Office: 1943

Seller ID: 030418


H.O. Publication No.117. issued under the authority of the secretary of the Navy. Good, clean copy with an attached, fold-out map between pages 4 & 5. 485pp in total. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Five Against the Sea : A True Story of Courage and Survival

By: Arias, Ron

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Viking: 1990

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 029749


Charts the aftermath of a sudden storm and five fishermen's courageous, tenacious battle with the implacable forces of nature after drifting 4,500 miles from their home shores whilst crossing four time-zones. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w which shows a couple of tears to the rear cover. 226 pages including an afterword plus illustrated map endpapers. View more info

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Powered Ships : The Beginnings

By: Armstrong, Richard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035430


Explains how the early pioneers of steam travel faced ignorance and prejudice with a kind of reforming determination. 144 pages including index. Clean, bright copy with some loss/repair to rear of unclipped d/w. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Merchantmen : A History of Seafaring - Volume 3 (SIGNED COPY)

By: Armstrong, Richard

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 039333


Follows on from The Early Mariners and The Discoverers to bring the author's history of seafaring to date with an account of the development of the carrying trade. SIGNED by the author to ffep with the inscription '' To Millicent Rose Affectionately from Richard Armstrong Sept. 1969.'' Some light sunning to page edges else a good, clean hardback in an unclipped d/w - 128 pages including index. View more info

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The Discoverers - A History of Seafaring Volume 2 (SIGNED COPY)

By: Armstrong, Richard

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 039337


The second book in the series looks at the many notable voyages made in the age of discovery between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. SIGNED by the author to ffep with the inscription '' To Millicent Rose Affectionately from Richard Armstrong Dec 1968.'' Some light sunning to page edges else a good, clean hardback in an unclipped d/w - 128 pages including index. View more info

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The Navy : 1939 to the Present Day

By: Arthur, Max

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041469


Based entirely on first-hand accounts with all the principal theatres of the War recalled. Provides a collection of remarkable stories from brave and unassuming individuals. Clean, bright copy with previous owner's sticker inside cover and faint sunning to page edges. Unclipped d/w protected in a clear, plastic jacket - 416 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The True Glory - The Royal Navy : 1914-1939

By: Arthur, Max

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042302


Based entirely on first-hand accounts with all the principal theatres of the War recalled. Provides a collection of remarkable stories from brave and unassuming individuals. Clean, bright copy with faint sunning to page edges. Unclipped d/w - 292 pages including index. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

Image for Man and the Sea: From the Ice Age to the Norman Conquest

Man and the Sea: From the Ice Age to the Norman Conquest

By: Banbury, Philip

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, BCA: 1975

Seller ID: 031545


How early European man paddled and sailed on his voyages of migration, brought about by changes in climate and coastline. The boats and routes he used are examined in detail, and there is discussion on dugout and skin-covered canoes, the dawn of boatbuilding, development of fishing, trading and war vessels, ships of the 10th. and 11th. centuries, and problems of navigation with limited aids. 269 pages including index. A very good clean copy. View more info

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Vertue XXXV (SIGNED COPY)

By: Barton, Humphrey

Price: £47.50

Publisher: London, Robert Ross and Co., Ltd: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 064156


Charts the journey of the Bermudan sloop during its voyage from Lymington to New York. Blue boards show signs of age with some mottling and sunning to spine (see photo). SIGNED by the author to the title page with the inscription '' Molly Hart, with my best wishes - Humphrey Barton''. 210 pages. View more info

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How to Make Knots, Bends and Splices as used at Sea

By: Biddle, Tyrrel E

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Norie & Wilson:

Seller ID: 054032


Reading copy only as spine strip has been reinforced with binder's tape. Internally clean. 17 page booklet which explains the different types of knots, blends and splices. View more info

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Around the Waterways of the Fal

By: Bird, Sheila

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Lyme Regis, Dorset, Bird of Freedom: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024943


56 page, stapled booklet. The history of the river and towns from the time of the Bronze Age and Phoenicians. Slight sunning to page edges. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Blunders and Disasters at Sea

By: Blackmore, David ( an Anthology By )

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Pen & Sword Maritime: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 046106


Superb collection of short stories noting mishaps over the span of history with graphic descriptions covering the background, the events, causes and tragic consequences of each one. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 246 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Merchant Ships and Shipping

By: Blocksidge, Ernest W.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008016


1930's book written for the builder's and operators of merchant ships and covering the scope of this vast subject. Some pencil underlining. Square, tight hardback copy in jacket which shows signs of shelfwear and small loss to head of spine. Previous owner's details pencil on front pastedown. 259pp. Contains 32 b/w illustrations. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Sailing In A Nutshell

By: Boyle, Patrick

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1953

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 059356


A Treatise in a Small Compass (Mariner's) On the Sea and how to Sail About It. With an introduction by Eldritch, First Lord Spoonhandle. Clean, bright hardback in a somewhat tatty d/w showing some wear & tear with minor losses to spine - 114 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Badges and Battle Honours of HM Ships

By: Burns, Lt. Cdr. K. V.

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Liskeard, Cornwall, Maritime Books: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041436


Lists badges for those ships in commission, or being built, in 1986. All badges checked against the master records held in HM Naval Base Devonport. Large format hardback with previous owner's sticker inside the cover which is now protected in a clear, plastic jacket - 208 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Great Days of the Canals

By: Burton, Anthony

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Twickenham, Middlesex, Tiger Books: 1995

Seller ID: 029865


A nostalgic journey through the past and present whilst revealing details of the future of Britain's canals. Clean, bright, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w - 224 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

Image for Steam Coffin : Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier (SIGNED)

Steam Coffin : Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier (SIGNED)

By: Busch, John Laurence

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New Canaan, CT, USA, Hodos Historia: 2010

Edition: First Edition - Second Impression

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 056043


Painstakingly researched work in which Busch scours archives and libraries around the world to uncover a plethora of never-before-published material and tell the story of the first ocean crossing by a steamship in remarkable detail. Heavy, unread hardback in an unclipped d/w. SIGNED by the author to the title page in blue ink with the inscription ''To History, Best Wishes - John L. Busch''. 726 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info