Scroll through a wide range of pre-loved books on every maritime topic from steam to sail, passenger and cargo, restoration and adventure.
Out-of-print and highly sought after
From early pre-colonial times to wartime to tourist destination, Cleverly pictures the moods and identities of the waterways. Profusely illustrated with detailed text. A delightful read in a most elegant design.
Hardback 360 pp. 100+ photos cover wrapper intact. Very Good condition ex-library copy with 'Withdrawn' stamp
Paperback 360 pp. approx. 100 photos. some colour. pub. 2009 UNSW Press. Very Fine condition
The stirring tale of the history then abandonment then recovery and the massive task of complete restoration to full seaworthiness. The full story one of SHF's group of operating steamers.
Cutaway colour drawings, section drawings of machinery. Full specifications
Soft cover 32 pp. approx 30 photos mostly B&W
very good condition carries dedication
The stirring tale of the history then abandonment then recovery and the massive task of complete restoration to full seaworthiness. The full story one of SHF's finest possessions by one of the workers
Drawings, old documents
Soft cover 90 pp. approx 100 photos mostly colour many "people" photos taken during restoration
One in very fine condition
One in good condition apart from some creasing of corners
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A number of historic documents and magazines produced as the vessel was recommissioned
lncludes two papers presented at the Royal institution of Naval Architects and the Wooden Boat Association by Mori Flapan . A bonus is the two period magazines of the early 70s
A fascinating browse and valuable history in the academic papers
A detailed year by year account of the sad ends suffered by so many ships. All is here; the dates the circumstances the aftermath.
C5 size 198 pp. approx 50 photos all B&W some drawings some maps
A valuable history and absorbing read.
Click on the photos at left to read a synopsis.
A very readable study of the magnificent Great Barrier rRef, and the threats facing it, by a skin diver, and passionate advocate of its conservation. Factual not a diatribe.
388 pp. some photos B&W and 16 page colour photo section. Beautifully presented book would make a useful gift to an interested sea goer.
Large clear type making it a pleasure to read.
Very fine condition, as new
The whole story from inception, intriguing early designs, to the present day
Many photos drawings cartoons , posters
120 pp. over 150 illustrations hard cover
Fine condition some creasing of dust cover only pub. 1982 Allen and Unwin
The title says it all but rest assured this is a deeply researched story of the family and their magnificent lighthouses around the coast of Britain. Including the heroic Bell Rock, in the Firth of Forth. How each was built amid sometimes horrendous sea conditions.
Photo and drawing section, map. Index and Bibliography for further research
284 pp. soft cover . Fine condition with some sunning of pages. very slight dent at lower RHS cover
282 pp hard cover Very good condition. dust cover unmarked.
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War Peace and Big Ships
The author became commodore of the Cunard Line in 1948, after being made commander of Queen Mary in 1942 at the height of her service as troop carrier in WW11
An absorbing read with much historical and thrilling detail, by a seafarer who worked for the Merchant Marine in its heyday when Royal patronage was frequent
Very good condition in plastic protector
470 pp. some photos
A very detailed study of the ship's history, the social background, its voyages and final loss. Then the discovery of the wreck and its exploration by remote controlled sub built by the discoverer of the Titanic. pub. 1995
228 pp. over 200 illustrations B&W and colour. Index
Hard cover Fine condition
A pictorial account of the ship's history, the social background, its voyage and final discovery of the wreck and its exploration by remote controlled sub built by the author. pub. 1988
64 pp. over 100 illustrations B&W and colour. glossary and bibliography
Soft cover Fair condition
An illustrated history of these vessels from 1913 on, under Lord of the Admiralty Churchill
150 pp. over 120 illustrations B&W . Fleet lists by year and class
Hard cover Very good condition index
This is no coffee table book!
Robert Ballard is famous for developing a deep water submarine to discover and explore the wreck of the Titanic.
In this book he uses the sub. to locate and study the wrecks of battleships sunk during the fierce WWII battle against the Imperial Japanese navy for the crucial island of Guadalcanal off the Philippines. Accompanying the search are surviving sailors from some of the sunken ships. Included is HMAS Canberra.
The story of the sea and land battle, and its historical significance, is given in detail.
Hardback 228 pages 100s of photos colour and historic B&W
Fine condition with a dent and small tear in the top RHS of dust cover
The Northern voyages.
A brilliantly readable account of all known voyages across the North Atlantic prior to 1660. Written with great good humour, debunking a few myths along the way.
A thorough history in a professional narrative style. many photos paintings and drawings, maps. full index.
710 pp. hard cover fair condition, dust jacket poor.
A big read for little outlay
From a very prolific maritime author incl. "Fatal Storm"
A sought after publication, deeply researched. 16 page colour section. very large index
pub. 12013 ABC Books
464 pp. 24x16 size very fine condition
A large format wide ranging look at maritime endeavour from C16 sea battles to container shipping and modern warships. Essentially pictorial but with much historical text and a good read.
192 pp. over 100 photos drawings and high quality paintings . Some maps
A valuable and entertaining firsthand account of the most turbulent years of the Sydney waterfront.
By a foreman wharfie who rose to be manager of his company.
pub 1974 250 pp. some photos of work in the 30s 40s and 50s
Absorbing pictorial study of the many ports along this great seaboard of the Netherlands
More than 250 photos of the work the wharves and ships in the 50s and 60s
Good condition torn dustcover
Not strictly maritime.
Reminiscences of his time in Australia commissioned by the editor of the London Standard.
Amusing and insightful
pub. 1907 240 pp. large clear type.
Fair condition some staining of cover scuffing of spine sunning of paper but intact.
Could be a coffee table book but definitely is not.
From Lepanto, to the Armada to Midway in 1942 the causes and progress of each encounter are studied with accompanying detail on vessels, armaments and personnel. Many tables and diagrams.
Deeply researched fully illustrated mainly by artists' paintings and drawings, and from late 19th century by photos all B&W
302 pages. Hard cover Book condition very good. dust cover poor, torn and creased in places at rear