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Ships, Seafaring, Navigation

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Ships, Seafaring, Navigation

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Titanic Disaster. Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce United States Senate (Senate Documents Vol. 28, 62d Congress, 2d Session)
1 Titanic Disaster. Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce United States Senate (Senate Documents Vol. 28, 62d Congress, 2d Session)
Washington D.C Government Printing Office 1912 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket Ex-Library Octavo 
1163 pp. "Pursuant to S. Res. 283 Directing the Committee on Commerce to investigate the causes leading to the wreck of the White Star Liner "Titanic". Light brown cloth boards with decorative panels for gilt lettering to spine. Lettering ("Senate Documents Vol. 28" on red background; "No. 726 Wreck of the Steamship Titanic" on black background); "62d Congress 2d Session 1911-1912" on dark brown background) is worn and indistinct. Library number in white ink near base of spine. Debossed gilt stamp "Public Library of South Australia" on upper board. Boards are worn, with some insect damage, considerable rubbing (worn through at heel of spine) and light stains and smudges. Edges of text block are scuffed and faintly foxed. Hinges are beginning to split, but binding remains solid throughout. Main title page is detached but present. Pages are generally clean and bright, with only very occasional small stains or smudges. Minimal library markings: small accession stamp opposite title page with pencilled date (1.3.1915); blind-stamped library seal to title page, first page; and the three charts; small brown cardholder pasted to rear pastedown, with no markings. The three fold-out charts are in very good condition: Chart 1: Ice as Reported near Titanic; Chart 2: Titanic Ice Barrier -- Nearby Ships; Chart 3: Ships' Positions Near Titanic. Includes list of witnesses and very interesting Digest of Testimony, in which individual points of testimony are sorted according to the issue involved (eg Collision, Point of; Discipline; Distinction between Passengers; Distress Signals Fired; Drill or Boat Stations; Ice. 
Price: 750.00 AUD
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2 Almqvist, Bertil The Vasa Saga
Belgium Bonniers Junior Forlag AB 1990 9148390933 / 9789148390938 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
23 pp. Corners of illustrated laminated boards a little bumped. Internally unmarked, bright and solidly bound. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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3 Bickel, Lennard Shackleton's Forgotten Argonauts
Melbourne Macmillan 1982 0333338677 / 9780333338674 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, 230 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped and is just slightly discoloured along upper edge. Light foxing to upper edge of text block. A little edgewear to red cloth boards. Internally as new. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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Scale Model Warships, Bowen, John, editor
4 Bowen, John, editor Scale Model Warships
Greenwich Conway Maritime Press 1978 085177070X First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Quarto 
191 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white line drawings, diagrams and photos throughout. "Moving from sources of information through the construction of hull, deck and superstructure, to gun mountings and deck fittings. A chapter by an expert warship modeller covers each of these general topics, followed by sections specifically concerning miniature models, powerplant and radio control, and plastic kits, concluding with a detailed bibliography. Over 120 plans and diagrams, and 150 photos carefully chosen for their reference value." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The Trading Voyages of Andrew Cheyne 1841-1844. No. 3 of the Pacific History Series, Cheyne, Andrew. Edited by Dorothy Shineberg
5 Cheyne, Andrew. Edited by Dorothy Shineberg The Trading Voyages of Andrew Cheyne 1841-1844. No. 3 of the Pacific History Series
Canberra Australian National University Press 1971 0708101259 / 9780708101254 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
351 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. Orange cloth boards are square and clean, with small chips to ends of spine. Previous owner's name inked to ffep.Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Maps to endpapers. References; Index; List of Maps: List of Cheyne's own sketches and maps. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition, Cookman, Scott
6 Cookman, Scott Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition
New York Wiley 2000 0471377902 / 9780471377900 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
244 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. Bibliography, index. "For a century and a half, the question of what happened to the Franklin Expedition -- the worst disaster in the history of polar exploration -- has remained a puzzle. Now, based on original research in British Admiralty records, author Scott Cookman re-creates the full story of the ill-fated expedition and reveals a frightening new explanation for one of the most enduring mysteries in the annals of exploration." -- Nathan Miller (We will be including, gratis, a nice copy of Franklin's account of his earlier (1819) polar expedition, "Journey to the Polar Sea", Konemann Travel Classics, with this order. Unfortunately, only to addresses within Australia.) 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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7 Coutts, Craig Coastal Yacht Navigation
Sydney Cassell and Company Ltd. 1981 0726914096 / 9780726914096 First Soft Cover Fair Octavo 
v, 146 pp. Diagrams, maps, illustrations. First pages up to pg 4 detached from binding. Wraps with light general and edgewear. Page edges and margins lightly yellowed. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Spice Adventurers: The Original Logs of the Ship Gelderland 1601-1603, De Jong, Adriaan
8 De Jong, Adriaan Spice Adventurers: The Original Logs of the Ship Gelderland 1601-1603
Fremantle Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation 2002 0958053618 / 9780958053617 First Paperback Near Fine Folio 
216 pp. Very light wear (creases, scuffing) to lower edge of covers and text block. All else as new. Gatefold flaps. Reproductions of coloured antique maps inside front and back covers. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. "Exploring new lands, trading for a fortune in spices, battling for the domination of the spice trade. Exorcisms, keel-hauling, deaths at sea, discovering exotic birds and fish." 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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The Bounty: An Ethnographic History (Melbourne University History Monographs, 1), Dening, Greg
9 Dening, Greg The Bounty: An Ethnographic History (Melbourne University History Monographs, 1)
Parkville History Department, University of Melbourne 1988 0868398209 / 9780868398204 First Paperback Very Good Small Octavo 
119 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers; warping to upper front cover, no other sign of staining. Faint pencilled price mark to first page; otherwise internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Black-and-white drawings, maps. Includes Reflection: History as a Symbol Science. Sources. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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10 Hackney, Noel C. L. Mayflower: Classic Ships No 2, Their History and How to Model Them
London Patrick Stephens 1970 0850590582 / 9780850590586 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket Quarto 
80 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated laminated boards. Light yellowing to page edges. Gift inscription inked to front pastedown. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Diagrams of ships to eps. Illustrated with b/w photos, drawings, diagrams. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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11 Knox-Johnston, Robin The Columbus Venture
London BBC Books 1991 0563360909 / 9780563360902 First Fine Near Fine Octavo 
208 pp. A few fine wrinkles to edges of unclipped dw. Illustrated with b/w maps, diagrams and drawings, and colour and b/w plates. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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12 Kozak, Jaromir Ships: A Concise Guide in Colour
London Hamlyn 1973 0600379728 / 9780600379720 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Pospil, Premysl & Rada, Miroslaw 
251 pp. Light soiling to top and fore-edge. Internally clean and solidly bound. Colour drawings, tables. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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13 Lefroy, Mike Captain Cook's Endeavour
Fremantle, Australia H.M. Bark Endeavour Foundation Paperback Good+ Quarto Rick Martin 
64 pp. Light wear to illustrated wraps. Stapled spine. Corners a little curled. "National Maritime Museum" sticker to inside front cover. Internally unmarked. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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14 Majdalany, Fred The Red Rocks of Eddystone: The Story of the Eddystone Lighthouses
London Arrow Books Ltd. 1962 Reprint Paperback Fair Quarto 
241 pp. B&W plates section. Wraps quite worn, creased, particularly at edges and spine. Old prices written on front cover. Page edges very yellowed. Page margins lightly yellowed. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Queen's Corsair: Drake's Journey of Circumnavigation, 1577-1580, McKee, Alexander
15 McKee, Alexander The Queen's Corsair: Drake's Journey of Circumnavigation, 1577-1580
London Souvenir Press 1978 0285623397 / 9780285623392 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
320 pp. Very light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. A few speckles to upper edge of text block. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Maps to endpapers. Black-and-white plates. Sources, index. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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16 Munro-Smith, R. Merchant Ships and Shipping
Sydney, Australia, New York Hutchinson 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, 249 pp. Occasional B&W photos and illustrations. Page edges very lightly yellowed, sticker residue to flyleaf, boards with light edgewear. Dustjacket price-clipped, with "McGill's" sticker to front flap, somewhat rubbed, with light edgewear. Original dustjacket laminate starting to separate at spine. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Seamanship 1862, Nares, George S. Introduction by David R. MacGregor
17 Nares, George S. Introduction by David R. MacGregor Seamanship 1862
Surrey Unwin Brothers Ltd 1979 0905418379 / 9780905418377 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Facsimile Octavo 
xi, 224 pp + index and adverts. A few tiny creases to dj at ends of backstrip, which is slightly abraded (possibly nibbled), obliterating the first line of the "N" in "Nares". Slight dusting to upper edge of text block. Blue boards are square and unbumped, with just a shadow of edgewear to the ends of spine. Internally as new. 'Facsimile reprint of 1860 Seamanship Manual of the Victorian "Sailing Navy", covering rigging, navigation, ship handling, boats, anchors and all other aspects of the mariner's work in extensive and fascinating detail.' 308 listed b/w drawings. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Evolution's Captain: The Dark Fate of the Man Who Sailed Charles Darwin Around the World, Nichols, Peter
18 Nichols, Peter Evolution's Captain: The Dark Fate of the Man Who Sailed Charles Darwin Around the World
New York Harper Collins 2003 006008877x / 9780060088774 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo 
336 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. Maps to endpapers. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. "Peter Nichols's marvelous and intelligent new book tells the story of the brilliant, tortured, and, ultimately, doomed Robert FitzRoy, who signed on Charles Darwin for a round-the-world surveying expedition and precipitated a scientific revolution. Evolution's Captain is a fascinating and expert amalgam of history, science, anthropology, and seagoing adventure, and a gripping, penetrating account of one man's struggle with his soul." -- Derek Lundy 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Rule Britannia: The Victorian and Edwardian Navy, Padfield, Peter
19 Padfield, Peter Rule Britannia: The Victorian and Edwardian Navy
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1981 0710007744 / 9780710007742 First Hard Cover Very Good Good + Octavo 
246 pp. Very light edgewear to unclipped dustwrapper; faint foxing and a crease to front flap. Blue boards clean and square with bright gilt lettering to spine. Some foxing to upper and fore-edges of text block. Prev. owner's details tidily inked to front pastedown. Illustrated with b/w drawings, photos, diagrams. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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20 Paine, Lincoln Ships of the World; An Historical Encyclopedia
London Conway 1997 0851777708 / 9780851777702 Reprint Paperback Very Good Duodecimo 
xiv, 679 pp. Light edgewear to illustrated wraps. Spine is uncreased. Light wear to edges of text block. A few smudges, a crease, and some yellowing to upper corners of first few pages. Otherwise internally clean and solidly bound. Colour and b/w illustrations, maps. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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