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THE CRUEL LEGACY: The HMAS Voyager Tragedy
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THE CRUEL LEGACY: The HMAS Voyager Tragedy

By Frame, Tom

Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2005. 235pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section plus intext 'Tactical Plot' map, and intext illustrations. Book clean. Spine firm, lightly bumped and creased. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn, else very good. Textblock unmarked. On the night of February 10th, 1964, during Australian Navy exercises off the coast of Jervis Bay, New South Wales, the destroyer HMAS Voyager inexplicably turned toward the much larger carrier HMAS Melbourne, resulting in the huge carrier's bow slicing the Voyager in two leading to the death of 82 of her complement. The author revisits the two Royal Commissions into the disaster and seeks to find why they failed to find the truth . . . Contents include: Prelims., 15 chapters. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 420g.. First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.12

THE SAILMAKER'S APPRENTICE: A Guide for the Self-Reliant Sailor
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THE SAILMAKER'S APPRENTICE: A Guide for the Self-Reliant Sailor

By Marino, Emiliano

Camden, ME, 04843, U.S.A.: International Marine (McGraw Hill), 2001. xvi, + 494pp., intext, halftone and line-drawn illustrations (Christine Erikson) and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped on foredge corners, else undamaged. Textblock lightly bumped on foredge corners, else unmarked. Hundreds of instructional illustrations fully enhance this how-to guide for designing, making, repairing and improving sails, together with witty, wise, and philosophically probing commentary . . . Contents include: Prelims., Tables, Preface, Acks., Introduction, 12 chapters. Measurements in this book are in inches (or part there-of) and feet. Book weight approx. 860g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . 6th Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$46.36

WHERE RAILS MEET THE SEA: America's Connections Between Ships and Trains
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WHERE RAILS MEET THE SEA: America's Connections Between Ships and Trains

By Krieger, Michael

New York: Metro Books (Friedman/Fairfax Publishers), 1998. 176pp., illustrated throughout (including endpapers and frontispiece): colour, duotone, and monochrome halftone plates. Book clean and square. Gilt title over firm backstrip. Plain grey boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Monochrome, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. From the rear panel: "Region by region, 'Where Rails Meet the Sea' chronicles the fascinating history of America's railroad and maritime development through vividly detailed descriptions of the railroads' waterfront operations, buildings, facilities, and majestic sea-faring fleets. In addition, 230 photographs and illustrations bring to life the rich history and lively character of the American port cities that thrived in the years between 1830 and 1960." Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, 1/ The East. 2/ The Great Lakes. 3/ The South. 4/ The West. 5/ Modern Operations. Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.25 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.97

S.E. SHIPWRECKS FROM CANOES TO STEAMERS
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S.E. SHIPWRECKS FROM CANOES TO STEAMERS

By Aslin, Geoffrey

Mt Gambier, South Australia: South East Book Promotions, 1994. vii, + 39pp., saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Staples firm, clean and tight. B/white sketch-illustrations throughout, by the author. Book clean. Sketch-illustrated card wrapper bumped on head, and has a minor bump and very short closed tear on heel of spine. Textblock unmarked. A stand-alone Volume II in the 'Celebration South East' series. In this volume the author covers the wrecks and maritime graveyards from bark canoes to wooden sailing vessels and iron and steel ships that have been lost in the south-east of South Australia. Variously dedicated a few sentences or paragraphs (depending on known information), contents include: Prelims., Introduction, First People, Old Water-Courses, Bark Canoes, Scarred Trees, The 'Wrecks', Acks., Bibliography. Booklet weight approx. 95g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover, Staplebound. Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.84

BOAT BUILDING WITH STEEL (Including a Chapter: Boat Building with Aluminium by Thomas Colvin)
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BOAT BUILDING WITH STEEL (Including a Chapter: Boat Building with Aluminium by Thomas Colvin)

By Klingel, Gilbert C.

Camden, Maine, U.S.A.: International Marine Publishing Company, 1986. 248pp.,intext, b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates, and line-drawings. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. An original seller's sticker affixed to ffep., tape stains and minor marks on both endpapers. Textblock mildly flecked and marked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn and faded on spine. A thorough discussion of the use of steel for building small boats, both yachts and working craft. This book also includes a chapter on aluminium boatbuilding as a basis for comparison . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 13 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 600g. . 8th Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good +/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$14.26

MY LIVELY LADY
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MY LIVELY LADY

By Rose, Sir Alec

Lymington, Hants., U.K.: Nautical Publishing Co., In Association with George G. Harrap Co., 1968. (xiii), + 193pp., monochrome illustrated endpapers (different front and rear). Unpaginated colour and b/white halftone plate sections (all called-for plates extant and attached). Intext b/white maps and drawings (including 'Lively Lady' cutaway). Book clean and square. Small gilt decoration on front board, bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine, else plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock top edge tinted orange, else leaves unmarked. Art-illustrated (Laurence Bagley), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped and mildly edgeworn. In this interesting biography, solo around-the-world yachtsman Sir Alec Rose (1908-1991) tells of his early days, and then the gripping drama of his solo voyage . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Part 1. Part 2. Appendices x 4. Book weight approx. 515g. . Third Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.41

JOHNSON OUTBOARD MOTOR REPAIR AND TUNE-UP GUIDE (Covers All 1, 2, 3, & 4-Cylinder Engines, 1.5 To 115 H.P.)
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JOHNSON OUTBOARD MOTOR REPAIR AND TUNE-UP GUIDE (Covers All 1, 2, 3, & 4-Cylinder Engines, 1.5 To 115 H.P.)

By Glenn, Harold T.

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Cowles Book Company, 1969. (vii), + 225pp., intext b/white illustrations: halftone plates, line-drawings, schematics, and exploded views. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Illustrated boards slightly bumped and soiled. An original seller's sticker affixed to ffep., lightly flecked textblock edges, else leaves clean. This tune-up and repair guide for Johnson outboard motors covers troubleshooting/maintenance/tuning for performance: fuel, engine, lower unit, and electrical service/step-by-step illustrated instructions/specifications and exploded views/covers all one-, two-, three-, and four-cylinder engines - 1,5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 9.5, 20, 25, 28, 33, 40, 55, 60 65, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100 & 115 . . . up until 1968. Book weight approx. 975g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Softcover. Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$28.53

LIGHTHOUSES
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LIGHTHOUSES

By Marriott, Leo

London: PRC Publishing, 2003. 127pp., intext halftone plate illustrations throughout, mostly full colour. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Gloss, illustrated boards undamaged. Textblock clean and unmarked. Like-illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a sunned strip adjacent to spine area of front panel, light edgewear only. This interesting book features lighthouses from various places around the world. They all have one facet in common - danger warnings to the thousands of ships that sail the world's seas . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 5 chapters - Britain and Europe - Canada - East and West Coasts of the United States - Pacific Ocean, Appendix. Book weight approx. 890g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.84

SAILING WARSHIPS OF THE US NAVY
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SAILING WARSHIPS OF THE US NAVY

By Canney, Donald L.

London: Chatham Publishing, 2001. 224pp., b/white art and photographic illustrations, and ship's plans. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards lightly bumped on foredges, else undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated ('USS North Carolina', oil painting by Cammillieri), loose-plastic protected dustjacket sunned on spine (title clearly legible) and narrow adjacent strip of front panel, negligible edge creasing, tiny nip to lower foredge fold. From the rear panel: "Although a relatively small force during the age of sail, the US Navy was nevertheless closely watched by larger maritime powers impressed by the radical thinking and innovative design manifest in so many of its warships . . . For over fifty years knowledge of these ships has relied heavily on the works of Howard Chapelle, a practical naval architect with a fine understanding of design, but an amateur historian who was less than professional in his recording of sources. This book is the first broad survey to look again at Chapelle's findings, to unearth new material, and in many cases to draw different conclusions . . . Much emphasis is placed on reproducing the original draughts, supported by contemporary paintings, prints and other visual evidence, for which the large format is ideal. The main chapters are devoted to the major warship types, from ships on the line down to brigs and schooners, as well as vessels on the Great Lakes, looking at design, performance and career details. The narrative is backed by appendices dealing with gunboats, galleys and revenue cutters, an extensive table of ship data, and completed by the full reproduction of the highly significant building specification for 'Constitution' and her sisters." Includes Preface, Introduction, Notes, Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 1.3 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$64.19

WOMAN OF STEEL
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WOMAN OF STEEL

By Cherry, Vivien with Wheatley, Keith

London: Adlard Coles Nautical, 1993. ix, + 183pp., plus 2 x 4 page colour photographically-illustrated sections. Two page b/white map. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards very lightly bumped on lower foredge corners. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. Successful environmental engineer and single-handed ocean racer Vivien Cherry was the sole woman amongst the ten skippers hired to drive, cajole and coach the amateur helmsmen in the 28,000 mile British Steel Challenge (1992-1993). Her yacht, 'Coopers & Lybrand', was the focus of intense media attention . . . A "compelling individual story of an unusual sailor in a unique situation". Book weight approx. 600g. . First Edition (Stated). Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.98

EXQUISITE RIBBON ACCESSORIES
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EXQUISITE RIBBON ACCESSORIES

By Ogura, Yukiko

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Quilters Resource, 1997. 79pp., colour photographic illustrations, plus line-drawn diagrams. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface indented only. Projects include: Small flower purses, Organdy bolero, Evening hats, Antique rose purse, Hat bands, Drawstring bags, Wedding bouquet, Framed roses and mini boxes, more. Book weight approx. 305g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.41

WRITING FROM START TO FINISH : A Six-Step Guide
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WRITING FROM START TO FINISH : A Six-Step Guide

By Grenville, Kate

Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2001. viii, + 216pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Mild tanning to textblock edges, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Award-winning novelist Kate Grenville shares her method - the 'Six Steps' approach to writing. Whether you're writing a short story, essay, review or report, you can follow the same steps every time . . . " Includes Introduction, Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 445g. . Second Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.70

A GAME AS OLD AS EMPIRE : The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption
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A GAME AS OLD AS EMPIRE : The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption

By Hiatt, Steven (Edited by)

Warriewood, NSW, Australia: Woodslane Press, 2007. x, + 428pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft crease to first and title pages. Illustrated card wrapper corner creased on front panel. Introduction by John Perkins. Foreword by Bernie Fraser. From the rear panel: "John Perkins exposed a shocking secret world in 'Confessions', his first-person account of his own life as an EHM, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Here, other economic hit men, journalists, and investigators join Perkins to reveal many more deeply disturbing stories of greed and international corruption. In gripping detail, they describe the schemes and subterfuges that multinational corporations, governmental agencies use to enrich themselves behind the facade of 'foreign aid' and 'International Development'." Book weight approx. 570g. . First Australian Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.83

ALEXANDRA'S DRAGON FIRE : Operating Instructions for the Sentient Species Homo Sapiens, Sapiens. Version 1.12358
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ALEXANDRA'S DRAGON FIRE : Operating Instructions for the Sentient Species Homo Sapiens, Sapiens. Version 1.12358

By Fieger, Leslie & Fieger, Ashley

United States: Alexandra Incorporated, 2006. 348pp., b/white illustrations throughout by Evelyn Shifflett. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper (Shifflett) softly creased at lower front panel. From the rear cover: " . . . The tale of a teenage girl who, while on vacation in Costa Rica, encounters the mythological dragon named Pythos. A story of magic and myth, rainforests and rainbows, walking in cloud forests and flying in the clouds, quetzals and quests, tea parties and tempests, and so much more. Come explore with Alex as she discovers the wonders and beauties of Costa Rica and as she, at the same time, also discovers the even more beautiful and wondrous inner landscapes of heart and mind." Book weight approx. 530g. . Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.26

SCURVY : How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail
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SCURVY : How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail

By Bown, Stephen R.

Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Viking/Penguin, 2003. 284pp., b/white illustrations and maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain blue boards lightly bumped. Leaves clean, very lightly tanned on textblock edge. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased at head of spine. From the jacket flap: "This is both a history and a detective story; it is about class, wilful ignorance and ludicrous decision-making, and about how a cure for scurvy was found, ignored, lost, and finally implemented to the great benefit of all seafaring nations." Book weight approx. 385g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Second Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$11.41

AUSTRALIA'S FIRST FLEET : The Voyage and the Re-Enactment, 1788/1988
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AUSTRALIA'S FIRST FLEET : The Voyage and the Re-Enactment, 1788/1988

By King, Jonathan, and Bowers, Michael

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Robertsbridge Ltd. And Fairfax Magazine, 1987. 221pp., colour photographic, plus colour and b/white historic art illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. " . . .a highly readable, well-illustrated record of a unique occasion in our national history. It also pays tribute to the courage and imagination of the men and women, in particular Dr Jonathan King, who translated the dream of the First Fleet Re-enactment Voyage into a triumphant reality - because of and despite everything." Numerous contents, including an Authentic List of Australia's First Settlers. Book weight approx. 1.26 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. First Edition.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good.

$12.84

SELL UP AND CRUISE THE INLAND WATERWAYS
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SELL UP AND CRUISE THE INLAND WATERWAYS

By Cooper, Bill and Laurel

London: Adlard Coles Nautical, 2010. vi, + 202pp., plus 2 x 8 page colour photographically-illustrated sections, b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. "How to get the most out of the inland cruising lifestyle . . . Attractive for financial, environmental or lifestyle reasons, living afloat on the inland canals, rivers and waterways has never been more popular. In this thorough and inspirational guide the authors share their practical, first-hand advice on: suitable boats; likely costs; insurance considerations; pros and cons of a liveaboard lifestyle; dealing with health and other problems; provisioning; rules and regulations. This book will help anyone dreaming of selling up and cruising the inland waterways to make that dream a reality." Book weight approx. 485g. . First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.26

TASK FORCE : The Inside Story of the Ships and Heroes of the Royal Navy
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TASK FORCE : The Inside Story of the Ships and Heroes of the Royal Navy

By Parker, John

London: Bounty Books, 2005. 376pp., plus 2 x 8 page b/white photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, light bump to foot. Gloss illustrated boards very good. Leaves clean. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edgeworn, mildly indentations, and two small areas of surface abrasion to rear flap fold. "John Parker tracks the Navy's metamorphosis with dramatic first-person testimonies from those involved in some of the greatest British naval operations of the twentieth century: The Battle of Jutland in 1916; the epic campaigns of World War II and into modern times, recounting virtually every major Naval engagement culminating in the vital British Task Force . . . " Contents include: Acks., Prologue, 18 chapters, Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 680g. . Reprint. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.98

CARRIER : A Century of First-Hand Accounts of Naval Operations in War and Peace
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CARRIER : A Century of First-Hand Accounts of Naval Operations in War and Peace

By Hood, Jean (Edited by)

London: Conway, 2010. 448pp., plus 2 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain red boards mildly bumped on one lower foredge corner. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "With its focus on the human aspects of carrier life and naval aviation, this wide-ranging anthology will appeal to veterans and serving personnel, naval historians and enthusiasts." Includes Glossary, Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 880g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.84

NAVAL FORCES : International Forum for Maritime Power. No. V/1985. Vol. VI
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NAVAL FORCES : International Forum for Maritime Power. No. V/1985. Vol. VI

Hampshire, England: Monch (UK), 1985. 148pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Item clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated soft card cover negligibly surface scuffed only. 'Naval Forces' was published six times a year, this edition #5 for 1985. Contents include: Editorial (Sir James Eberle), Three Oceans, Three Challenges: The Future of Canada's Maritime Forces, Towards a European Navy, Naval Policy in Australia and New Zealand, The Re-Emergence of the Corvette, Satellites and Naval Operations, Modernisation: Naval Fire Control, Naval Training Methods, War Gaming at the US Naval War College, RPV's At Sea, Weyers Warship Documentation. Item weight approx. 501g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$9.98

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