Another copy of this sought-after book has been found.
The author advanced from ships boy to commodore of the Cunard Line. This is the second volume of his memoirs. Written with great good humour and fascinating detail.
Hard cover 315 pp. 20 photos, maps,
Very good condition, firm binding dust cover scuffed and slight tears
Until well into the 20th century most Australians had some ancestral connection to Britain and referred to it as "Home" . At least 20 shipping companies ran regular line voyages to English ports mostly via Suez Canal or Cape of Good Hope. Passenger/cargo vessels predominated.
The book gives a short history of the ships and the companies accompanied by superb photos, some two page spreads
222 pp. over 100 photos all B&W Quarto format
A superb book to dip into and savour the grandeur of passenger vessels up to their peak with P&O Oriana and Canberra
Fine condition. some spotting of page tops. dust cover minor scuffing at top edge
Australian Coastal Passenger Ships 1910 - 1960
A beautifully illustrated study of the ships concerned, with detailed descriptive text, in order of shipping company. All the famous names are here,
112 pp. over 40 finely executed watercolours of most of the ships .
Very Fine condition, as new apart from some unfortunate creasing of dust cover top rear.
A history of the many impressive ocean liners that plied the coastal ports of Australia and the companies which owned them.
196 pp. soft cover Very Fine condition. Over 100 photos B&W some colour. period ads.
A very fine volume, in very good condition. Binding is firm, slight sunning of spine and foxing of page tops. 392 pp. over 140 illustrations, 8 in colour
See image for contents.
Highly readable history in a book which is a pleasure to handle.
A beautifully produced book printed on gloss paper cloth bound and gold-embossed.
146 pp. Over 30 photos and Fleet list detailing the huge number of ships once owned.
Fine condition for its age. Slight foxing of end papers.
History and Fleet list 1875 - 1968
56 pp. soft cover Good condition
Complete ship histories with specs. owners, builders, propulsion, fully illustrated with fine art prints
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
As listed on the cover, the book is a virtual encyclopaedia of the ships of those lines.
Each entry gives a fine line drawing of the vessel, all its measurements, and chronology of owners.
Comprehensive listings and indexes: purely for detailed reference.
186 pp. hard cover Fine condition, dust cover some scuffing
History and Fleet list
144 pp. soft cover Fine condition
Complete ship histories with specs. owners, builders, propulsion, fully illustrated and flags
A must-read. The full history of the shipping company which commissioned Titanic, and sister ship Olympic but before that many liners with the -ic name ending.
Starting with its founder, T H Ismay the story moves through the Titanic sinking, to the company's eventual demise after being the most successful shipping line in the world.
An inspiring read.
286 pp. Index several photos.
Very Good condition dust cover virtually perfect. some sunning of upper face
An illustrated history of some of the ocean liners of the 20th century pressed into war service in WWI and WWII. British German ships described in well-researched detail.
160 pp. over 150 photos all B&W. Index. Text notes and Bibliography.
The full story of the famous French liner from building in 1926 to eventual sale and breaking-up in 1958
After war service with the British, 1939 to 1945 she was rebuilt extensively and returned to the Atlantic run.
A very adventurous long-lived ship and a well written tale full of amusing anecdotes.
184 pp. over 30 photos.
Good condition some sunning and some spotting of a few pages.