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(Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1986) 0798120061. 8vo; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 140, incl. index; plates; map. Light bump to bottom fore-corner. Very good condition. "These are very human stories for it is the characters rather than the events that hold our interest. There are plain tales of heroism - Wolraad Woltemade (whom everyone knows) and Jochem Willemsz (whom… Read more
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(Cape Town: J. C. Robinson Publications, 1990) 0620116633. 210 x 150 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 80 + (iv); liberally illustrated. Very slightly rubbed; light browning to outermost leaves. Very good condition. "Handbook for Skippers on the South African Coast is for all who go down to the sea in ships - regardless of size and shape. It offers the elementary… Read more
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Tales of Shipwrecks at the Cape of Storms

by Gribble, John, & Gabriel Athiros

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9780620421089
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(Cape Town: Historical Media, 2008) 9780620421089. 4to; pictorial boards; pp. 160, incl. index; maps, photographs and artwork, including some in full colour. Earlier owner's name on front free endpaper. Fine condition. "In less than five hundred years more than two thousand ships have been consigned to a watery grave on the South African coast and the numbers… Read more
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(Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1986) 0798120061. 8vo; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 140, incl. index; plates; map. Very good condition. "These are very human stories for it is the characters rather than the events that hold our interest. There are plain tales of heroism - Wolraad Woltemade (whom everyone knows) and Jochem Willemsz (whom virtually nobody knows);… Read more
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(Cape Town: Hydrographer, South African Navy, 1982) 0620040807. First Edition. 4to; original blue boards with later adhesive lamination; pp. viii + 160, incl. index; photographs; maps. Marine consultant's business card mounted to front pastedown; some neat pen emendations; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. Contents: East London to Port Edward; Port Edward to Durban; Durban to… Read more
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Shipwrecks of the Western Cape

by Wexham, Brian

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9780869782514
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([Cape Town]: Howard Timmins, no date) 0869782517. 4to; original dark papered boards, lettered in white, with pictorial lower board; laminated pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pictorial dustwrappers; pp. 124; large map; richly illustrated with photographs and artwork, some of which in full colour. Tiny tear to bottom edge of dustwrapper's upper panel; edges of boards slightly rubbed. … Read more
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(Sävedalen: Warne Förlag, 2005) 9186425854. 4to; pictorial boards; pictorial dustwrapper, with [later?] lamination; pp. 127 + (i); liberally illustrated in full colour with period artwork and maps, plus photographs. Lamination partially lifting on dustwrapper's upper panel; light bump to bottom fore-corner of upper board. Very good condition. Bilingual text: Swedish and English. '"The Swedish ship Götheborg… Read more
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A voyage into a new century. Centenary Voyage December 1999 - February 2000

by Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company Limited

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(Southampton: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company Limited, 1999). 209 x 297 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; pp. 25; period and contemporary artwork and photographs; deck plans. Very good condition. Centenary voyage brochure for this famous shipping line. "The year 2000. The year of the Millennium. The year the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company reaches its Centenary. To… Read more
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(no place: [Union Castle Mail Steamship Company], 1925). 190 x 258 mm (190 x 129 mm, folded); pp. 4; title to first page, and lyrics to remaining three. A little creased and foxed. Good condition. By 1925, the Llanstephan Castle, which had been commissioned in 1914, was being used on the Around Africa service, her itinerary including… Read more
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Safmarine 50

by Ingpen, Brian (author), and Willie le Roux (research)

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9781874950110
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(Cape Town: Fernwood Press, for Safmarine, 1996) 1874950113. 4to; original blue cloth, lettered in white on spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. 176, incl. index; liberally illustrated with photographs and artwork of personalities, ships and events associated with the firm's history. Fine condition. "This is a stirring tale of dedicated people who, in fifty… Read more
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(no place: Union-Castle Safmarine, 1970). Luncheon menus for 20th, 21st, 26th and 27th July, 1970. Each menu 216 x 165 mm; pp. [iv]. The antelope shown are the Reedbuck, the Waterbuck, the Klipspringer, and the Cape Bushbuck, with notes on the distribution and habits of each. Trace of fishmothing to inside of one menu, otherwise very good… Read more
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(Cape Town: Hydrographer, South African Navy, 1985) 0620034017. Second Edition. 4to; original blue boards; pp. xii + 207; photographs; maps. Boards a little rubbed; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. Contents: Table Bay to Cape Agulhas, Cape Agulhas to Cape St Francis, Cape St Francis to Great Fish Point, Great Fish Point to Great Kei River,… Read more
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Lighthouses of Southern Africa

by Portnet (editors), and Mike Crewe-Brown (photography)

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(Johannesburg: Roche Products, 1992). 4to; original green rexine, lettered in gilt on spine, and with pictorial onlay to upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. 69 + (iv); full-colour photographs; some line drawings; map. Fine condition. "The Lighthouses of Southern Africa is more than just a book about lighthouses, it tells a story of the… Read more
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(Cape Town: Fernwood Press, 2003) 1874950733. 4to; original blue boards, lettered in grey on spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. 180, incl. index; profusely illustrated in full-colour and monochrome, with photographs and artwork showing personalities, vessels and events from the shipping company's illustrious history. Unicorn's compliments bookplate mounted to front free endpaper verso. Newspaper… Read more
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The Merchantmen

by Armstrong, Richard

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(London: Ernest Benn, 1969) 510126081. 4to; original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 128, incl. index; monochrome illustrations; maps. Tape marks to rear free endpaper; occasional spotting. Very good condition. Volume 3 in the series 'A History of Seafaring'. " ... Richard Armstrong brings his history of seafaring to date with… Read more
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(Cape Town, The T.B.F. Davis Memorial Sailing Trust, 1973) 0620011513. 4to; original charcoal cloth with gilt titles; dustwrapper; gilt heraldic device to blue endpapers; pp. (viii) + 173, photographic illustrations. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; earlier owner's name to front pastedown; trace of light foxing; tape marks to rear free endpaper. Very good condition. 'Here is the… Read more
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Swept by Wind and Wave

by Speight, W. L.

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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, no date). 8vo; original red boards, lettered in black on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 224, incl. index; line drawings as head-pieces. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed; earlier owner's name signed on front pastedown; pages somewhat browned, as usual; some foxing. Good to very good condition. "The sea and the queer things that came… Read more
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Lighthouses of Southern Africa

by Portnet (editors), and Mike Crewe-Brown (photography)

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(Johannesburg: Roche Products, 1992). 4to; original green rexine, lettered in gilt on spine, and with pictorial onlay to upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 69 + (iv); full-colour photographs; some line drawings; map. Slight bump to bottom fore-corners. Near fine condition. "The Lighthouses of Southern Africa is more than just a book about lighthouses, it tells a… Read more
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My Ships and Their Men

by Daneel, Oumatjie

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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1972). 8vo; original blue boards; pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. 138; plates. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed, and a bit sunned on spine panel; top edge foxed, and occasional fox spot elsewhere. Very good condition. "Everything written in this book is as I saw it and is factual as far as I know. … Read more
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Union-Castle Chronicle 1853-1953

by Murray, Marischal

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(London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1953). Large 8vo; original blue buckram, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper in removable protector; pp. xvii + (i) + 392, incl. index; several plates, a few of which in colour, incl. portrait plates with tissue guards. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper. A lovely copy. "The… Read more
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