The James Craig by Jeff Toghill

Rare.

The first book published to describe the discovery, assessment and recovery process, and first steps in restoration, of the rusted hulk of James Craig in Recherche Bay Tasmania.   32 pp. soft cover  full colour except historic B&W pub. 1978.

Liberally illustrated .

Fair condition with scuffed covers and evidence of old labels

$15.00

  • 0.25 kg
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How it Works: the Ocean Liner

For young readers with enquiring minds

hard cover 50 pp profusely illustrated with colour drawings

Fine condition

$5.00

  • 0.25 kg
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Sydney Harbour of Yesterday by Jeff Toghill

A collection of photos taken on glass plate negative showing Sydney Harbour at work and at play, in its many guises.especially competitive  yachting.

\126 pp. hardback. Fine condition, some shelf scuffing

$10.00

  • 1 kg
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Ships Shores and Trading Ports by Mary Shelley Clark

An important work of history detailing the once all-encompassing shipping up and down the NSW coast. Each port is dealt with in detail.  Many reminiscences by the men of those seas. By the author of 'The Islands of Sydney Harbour'

218 pp. over 150 photos all B&W full index

published 2001 by Waterways. soft cover

Fine condition with some scuffing of edges

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$50.00

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The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes

A definitive work on the history of the settlement of Australia and its origins a as a naval colony. A gripping read. 

paperback  very good condition two photo /illustration sections  16 pp each

688 pp. large index

$19.00

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Sydney Sails Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron 1862-1962 by PR Stephensen

The history of an important body in sailing world wide

Hard cover fine condition except for badly torn dust cover

270 pp. many photos colour and B&W 

$10.00

  • 1.5 kg
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Tall Ships by Christopher Chant

64 pp. hardback, mainly pictorial with explanatory text.

over 100 photos some colour, some B&W historical plus diagrams of sail rigging

very good condition, some sunning of spine.

333

$5.00

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Tall Ships Today their remarkable story by Nigel Rowe

A history of large sailing ships, but most of all a pictorial and detailed text study of the great survivors .

222 pp. over 350 photos all colour exc. historic B&W. Many fine paintings pub. 2014

A very elegant publication. Very good condition

$30.00

  • 2 kg
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The Set of the Sails by Alan Villiers

by one of the most famous tall ship sailors in the world

soft cover 250 pp. photo section all B&W

fair condition pages sunned

$5.00

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Why Sailors Can''t Swim by Nic Crompton

A book to dip into frequently as sea legends and some myths are laid bare.

An instructive and amusing glossary of obscure nautical terms.

96 pp. very fine condition hardback with dust cover. many illustrations maps and diagrams

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$10.00

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Fragment of Hull Plate John Oxley

Showing the parlous condition of hull plating on pilot steamer John Oxley before restoration began. 

Mounted on a piece of the original 2" thick teak deck planking

Every hull plate in now new.

$10.00

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The Blue Riband by Tom Hughes

A definitive history of the long lasting rivalry between shipowners and whole nations for the honour of offering the fastest Atlantic crossing. From earliest records to USS United States.

Every ship, its specifications, history, builders owners etc. is described, as well as the intensity (and cost) of the competition. A very satisfying read for any maritime fan.

192 pp. in Very Fine condition. The dust jacket is protected by a laminated plastic film

 

approx 50 photos all B&W. index of vessels and builders and lines

published 1973

$24.00

  • 0.5 kg
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