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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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Good


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. Prompt dispatch. 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

ISBN: 0670830925

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0510126111

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0510126081

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0510126057

Condition: Very Good


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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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

Condition: Very Good


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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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

Condition: Reading Copy


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

ISBN: 0951223631

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 1844151174

Condition: Very Good


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. 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

Condition: Very Good


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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The Great Days of the Canals

By: Burton, Anthony

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Twickenham, Middlesex, Tiger Books: 1995

Seller ID: 029865

ISBN: 1855016958

Condition: Very Good


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. Prompt 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

ISBN: 1893616002

Condition: As New


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

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Beken of Cowes, 1, 1897 -1914

By: Chamier, John

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064463

Condition: Very Good


Looks at the work of the world's most famous name in marine photography, along with commentary. Foreword by Alain Gliksman with an historical introduction and colour plates from the Macpherson Collection in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Clean, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear - 184 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Short History of the Narrow Boat

By: Chaplin, Tom

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Shepperton, Middlesex, Shepperton Swan Ltd: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 039542

ISBN: 090698601X

Condition: Near Fine


Third edition, completely revised, re-designed and providing many more illustrations to form a valuable record of a fascinating aspect of our transport history. 46 page, stapled booklet. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Paddle Steamers : 1837 to 1914

By: Clammer, Richard ( Introduction & Commentaries By )

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 047252

ISBN: 0713423315

Condition: Very Good


Includes 122 photographs in giving a complete visual guide to all the major types of paddle steamers which sailed from British and Irish ports and inland waterways in the years before the First World War. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 136 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Totorore Voyage : An Antarctic Adventure

By: Clark, Gerry

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Century Hutchinson: 1988

Seller ID: 063889

ISBN: 0712624384

Condition: Very Good


Graphic account of the three-year journey in which the author describes his adventures in some of the remotest, wildest and most spectacularly beautiful parts of the world. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w with slight fading to spine - 357 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Ocean Cruising

By: Cole, Guy

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Southampton, Adlard Coles Ltd: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010878

Condition: Good


No 7 in the Bosun Books series. 64pp. Illustrated in black and white. Light crease to rear cover. Sticker attached to front cover at top corner. A clean copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info