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    AUD $20.00

    Yachting: A History by Heaton, Peter

    London, England: B T Batsford Limited, 1955. Hardcover with green boards, dustjacket missing, first edition, 736gms, 280 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout. Boards only show minor scuffing and wear. There is a small pen mark on the inside front page and some minor sticky tape markings, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. . First Edition. Hardcover with Original Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    SUCCESSFUL YACHT RACING by C. Stanley Ogilvy

    New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 1951. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 x 9 in. Cloth boards. Condition is VERY GOOD ; minor shelf wear, covers have some faint spots. Binding tight and text unmarked. Naut. Stax.



    Successful Yacht Racing by Ogilvy, C. Stanley

    Published by Peter Davies Ltd., St. Ann's Press, Park Road, Altrincham, London First edition 1952. 1952., 1952. First edition hard back beige cloth with white titles. xii, 192 pp. 19 plates, 9 plans. Book in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.



    Enterprise. by Vanderbilt, Harold S

    New York: Scribner's Sons, 1931. 4to. xvii, 230 pp. Color frontis., b/w plates, folding charts, plans. "The story of the defense of the America's Cup in 1930." This is the limited edition, #144 of 250 copies signed by Vanderbilt. Rulon-Miller 14. Toy 1626, Morris & Howland p. 148. An essential America's Cup book, and a splendid copy in original binding. Immaculate!



    ON YACHTS AND YACHT HANDLING by Day, Thomas Fleming

    The Rudder Publishing Company, 1901. First Edition. hard cover. Good/No jacket. New York; The Rudder Publishing Company, 1901. First Edition. 191pp + 9pp adverts. Hardcover, no dj. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Good condition. Blue cloth boards very shelfworn with a bit of fraying at extremities. Owner names penned to verso of frontis. Otherwise very clean internally and securely bound. All you needed to know about yachting at the turn of the 20th century. (cfm)



    Ocean Warriors by Mundle, Bob

    Paperback. Good.


    AUD $47.90

    Two Decades of Challenge by Cunningham, Doug

    Terra-Graphics Pty, Australia, 1983. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Mark Sofilas. Signed by Author. Signed by artist #627 of a limited edition of 1000; includes tipped in plates by Sofilas from original paintings of yachts. Very large book bound in full leather. Prize copy with card neatly attached to half-title page. : JACKET: Plain white wrapper; just like the good old days; has a few minor marks; small nick to rear corner. Illustrator: Mark Sofilas. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0959284400. ISBN/EAN: 9780959284409. **Packed weight will exceed 2 kilos. Postage will exceed A$40 to Asia & N. America . $60 plus to Europe. A surcharge will be requested for Australian orders. Contact us BEFORE ordering for a quote. Click Ask Bookseller a Question** . 9780959284409


    AUD $24.90

    A Century of Skiffs and Schooners by Ed. by John McNally

    Self published, Australia, 2001. First Edition. Softcover. Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. The Story of Middle Harbour 16ft. Skiff Sailing Club 1902 - 2002 Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). ISBN: 0957943504. ISBN/EAN: 9780957943506. **Contact us BEFORE placing your order. You could save up to 12% of the Book cost. Click Ask Bookseller a Question* . 9780957943506



    Yachting; a History by Heaton, Peter (1919-)

    Batsford, London, 1955. First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge nicked dw. Slightest suggestion f finger wear to the dw spine headband; 280 pages; Description: 280 p. Illus. 23 cm. Illustrated with 109 photo plates, line drawings and explanatory figures and tables. Subject: Yachting--History. Yachts--History. Notes: Includes appendix and index.



    Fair Winds At The Cape : The Story of Yachting at the Cape by Kuttel, M

    A.A. Balkema, Cape Town / Amsterdam, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fair. 157 pages (complete). A decent copy. The dustjacket has some edge wear, scuffing, rubbing. It is secure and comfortable. The boards are handsome, steady. The contents are very smart. They are clean, clear, eager, tidy, certain, confident. fk



    THE YACHT "AMERICA" by Thompson, Winfield; Stephens, William; Swan, William

    Charles E. Lauriat Co, 1925. Limited edition. hard cover. Very Good. Signed by authors. Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Co. 1925. Limited Edition. Signed by all three authors. xxii+335pp. Hardcover in slipcase. Deckled fore-edge. Top edge gilt. "This Large Paper issue, on imported Normandy Vellum paper, with extra plates and with frontispiece in colors, is limited to three hundred and seventy-five copies, of which three hundred and fifty are for sale, this being No. 280". Very Good condition. Slipcase lightly shelfworn. The frontis has foxing, also affecting the facing pages including the title page. Otherwise a very handsome copy, clean and tight.  The story of the yacht after which the America's Cup is named. (cfm)



    Yachting: A History by Peter Heaton

    Batsford, 1955. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1955. 280 pages. This is an ex-Library book. Green jacket over cloth boards. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Jacket has light edge wear with minor tears and chipping. Mild rubbing and marking.



    Yachting: A History by Heaton, Peter

    London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1955. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardback, with dust jacket. Original blue boards. Spine ends lightly bruised and corners bumped. The binding is firm. First edition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Quite heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and sporadic spots to pages. pp. 280. The dust jacket has some light foxing, is darkened at the spine and edges, and has light rubs and a couple of short tears to the edges. Front flap price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear..



    This Cruising Life: A Collection of Amusing Stories from the Popular Yachting Monthly Column (World of Cruising) (SIGNED COPY) by Libby Purves

    Adlard Coles Nautical, 2001. First Edition. Softcover. As New/No Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. author's inscription to pre-titles page reads: "Happy Sailing Jule! Libby Purves". Libby Purves, well-known author and broadcaster puts her finger right on the nub of what makes cruising so enjoyable, so amusing and so exasperating in her popular column in Yachtinq Monthly. Here, by popular request, she has gathered together the best of those pieces in a highly entertaining collection. With great gusto and with her tongue firmly in her cheek Libby addresses such vital cruising issues as the chronic pessimism of pilot books, the power of prayer to mend cracked fuel pipes, and the inadvisability of furry leopard skin upholstery. Illustrated with Mike Peyton's witty and well-loved cartoons, this book is a must for all yachtsmen - budding, intrepid or armchair. 90 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. White titles spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Cruising; Yachting; Ships & the Sea; Humour. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0713661364. ISBN/EAN: 9780713661361. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3366. . 9780713661361 This book is very light, and may be shipped for less than the standard book cost quoted at this site..


    AUD $30.00

    Yachting - A History by Peter Heaton

    Batsford, London, 1955. Hardcover. Good/Good. Size: 8"-9" Tall. Minor wear to jacket edges. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 37634. .


    AUD $18.00

    Wind and Sailing Boats The structure and behavior of the wind as it affects sailing craft by Watts, Alan

    Newton Abbot: David & Charles. 1973. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm].. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Diagrams and maps. 224 pages . Reprint. Hardback.


    AUD $15.02

    The Sailor's World by Beiser, Arthur

    Ridge Press Book/Random House, New York, No date. Reprint. Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Stanley Rosenfeld -- Photographer . preface by author, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with copious colour and black-and-white photographs, the majority taken by Stanley Rosenfeld, of the sailor and his world. Colour photographic dustwrapper (wraparound) with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. ''In this beautifully illustrated book, Arthur Breiser -- author, scientist, and journeyman sailor aspiring to mastery -- explores the universal qualities of the sailor's world." -- From the front fold over panel blurb. Bumping to the backstrip corners and rubbing to the book edges. Browning to the text block edges and age toning of the internal text. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. There is a three cornered tear to the top right-hand corner of the front panel measuring 2 inches horizontally and same size vertically. A smaller, 0.5 ", tear to the top left-hand corner of the rear panel and. rubbing and a few handling marks are also present clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, top right-hand corner. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. (11), 12-251, (1) pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Stanley Rosenfeld -- Photographer . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Yachting; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 039446852X. ISBN/EAN: 9780394468525. Inventory No: 0111166. . 9780394468525 This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia..


    AUD $15.00

    The America's Cup An Informal History by Dear, Ian

    London: Stanley Paul & Co.. 1980. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs and Plates. 192 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.




    Boston:Little, Brown and Company, 1975. hard cover. Very Good/Very Good. Boston:Little, Brown and Company. (1975). 298pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is lighly worn with some fading to the edges and spine. Otherwise, only some minor soiling to the covers. Binding is only mildly shelf-worn. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good copy through and through.


    AUD $15.00

    Winning The Boat The Crew and The Race by Oakeley, John D.A

    London: Nautical Publishing Company. 1971. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 209 pages . 2nd Impression. Hardcover.



    THE YACHT AMERICA by Thompson, Winfield M., Stephens, William P., Swan, William U

    Charles E. Lauriat Co, 1925. First Edition. hard cover. Very Good/No jacket. Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Co. 1925. Harcover, no jacket. First Edition. xviii+335pp. Top edge gilt with map-decorated endpapers. Illustrated in b/w. VG condition. Blue boards lightly rubbed, lightly bumped, and lightly faded. Gilt titling and decoration to spine still strong. Some dust spotting to foredge. Small bookseller mark to ffep and light foxing to front endpapers only. Internally clean and unfoxed, square and tight.  Fold out yacht plans at rear are fine. The story of yacht after which the America's Cup is named.  (cfm)


    AUD $12.00

    Comeback: My Race for The America's Cup by CONNER, Dennis as told to Bruce Stannard

    Melbourne: Macmillan. 1987. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with colour photographs and black & white drawings. 239 pages. . 1st Edition. Hardcover.



    The cruise of the steam yacht North Star; a narrative of the excursion of Mr. Vanderbilt's party to England, Russia, Denmark, France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Turkey, Madeira, etc. by Choules, John Overton, Rev

    Boston: Gould & Lincoln; New York: Evans and Dickerson, 1854. First edition, 12mo, pp. 353, [1], [22] ads; vignette title-p. printed in red and black, 2 engraved portraits, wood-engraved illus. in the text, 9 full-p.; original red cloth stamped in blind and gilt; ends of spine chipped, lower joint chipped, generally a bright, tight copy. John Overton Choules (1801-1856) was born in England and emigrated to the United States in 1824. He pastored several prominent Baptist churches throughout the northeast, and became well acquainted with many prominent Americans, especially Daniel Webster. In the Preface, the Rev. Choules explains the circumstances of this book: "Last February my valued friend, Mr. Vanderbilt, informed me that he proposed in May to take his family on a voyage to the principal seaports of Europe, in a steam yacht then building for that purpose; and he most kindly invited me to be his guest." His congregation indulged him, his friends encouraged him, and his fellow passengers "wished for a memorial of our four happy months spent in the North StarÉ". Choules provides interesting commentary on all the sights and adventures.

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