The story of W A Nelson one of the greatest square rigger captains, who never lost a ship and could ourun a clipper with his trampship. The collected writings of several observers including Nelson himself from his logs.
158 pp. some illustrations photos maps and drawings. Log of voyages, dates and Glossary.
An enthralling read.
The memoir of a tea clipper captain told in gripping and vivid terms by the man who lived through the most important era of sail. It doesn't get more real than this, history told in fluent prose by a man who made it.
238 pp. index and introduction by David MacGregor
Very Fine condition
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206 pp. over 200 photos all B&W Historic photos collected by A D Edwardes from 1925 on, photos dating from 1870s
A fascinating dip into history especially the men of the times whose lives are vividly depicted.
Very fine condition. Enthralling in places so evocative are the pictures
A gripping account of the "Brash Australian Challenges to the holy grail of yachting" plus a short history of the races the origins and the ships and crews. From 1851 to publication 1967, including Britain's Sceptre and Sovereign debacles.
Table of races from 1851 and glossary of sailing terms.
174 pp. over 100 photos some colour. Tables and lists long index
Very good condition but some creasing and tearing of dust cover edges. A book not to be put down once started!
Foreword by Chay Blyth
A pictorial record of various aspects of ocean sail races
Descriptions of each ship and events.
158 pp. over 100 photos all colours. Some drawings ndex
Fine condition some curing of dust cover edges
Eighteen article drawn from 50 issues of the magazine published quarterly from 1978 to 1990
192 pp. over 100 photos all colour. Tables and drawings index
Fine condition hard cover
The biography of a real mariner in the days of sail, set in many countries over many voyages in full-riggers.
pub 1987 Very good condition dust cover. 200 pp. some photos B&W. Long index.
a good read for any follower of the sea and sailing
A fascinating compendium of the sailor's skills in sitting for the Ordinary Seaman's Certificate, in steam and sail.
Highly readable and relevant to the management of ocean going ships such as owned by SHF
300 pages many line drawings and pictures. Long index and appendix. A valuable resource for historic ship sailors
Fair condition. binding sound pages well-thumbed
The epic tale of Shackletons voyage to Antarctica in 1915.
Many of Hurley's superb photographs illustrating the trials endured by the expedition.
184 pp. approx 50 photos full text. Epilogue: the pieces left afterwards.
Very Fine condition
An enjoyable read full of facts and history, written in an engaging narrative style giving era by era detail of these massive sailing ships. It looks at every aspect: the ships the people the crews the voyages the shipping companies. Ten appendices of ship details, passenger movements. Long index.
520 pp. some photos drawings and paintings B&W. hard cover cloth binding
Binding fair condition , pages sunned but unharmed.
An enjoyable read full of facts and history, written in an engaging narrative style of the ships of the ocean west of Britain. It looks at every aspect: the ships the people the crews the voyages the shipping companies. Five appendices of ship details, passenger movements. Long index.
154 pp. some photos and paintings B&W. hard cover cloth binding
Binding poor condition, pages unharmed.
An exciting narrative by a novice who had to learn to be a seaman very quickly on a full-rigger in the last days of sail.
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244 pp. hard cover very good condition . Dust cover has slight tears to spine .
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A large format pictorial describing tall ships generally and individual vessels. Forweword by HRH Duke of Edinburgh
160 pp. 200 photos all B&W. some fine drawings. A book to pore ovder.
Four centuries of Western ships in the Pacific Ocean.
Many fine drawings approx. 100 beautifully detailed paintings mostly colour and maps
192 pp. Fine condition some creasing of dust cover margins.
An elegant and scholarly history
The complete history of ocean-going sailing ship design from ketch and barque to clipper and all in between
302 pp. plus 100 hand drawn plates of high quality. many photos all B&W. full index and appendix bibliography
A work to savour over many years. Very good condition
Tall ships in New Zealand waters. For 180 years from the early 19th century to the 1980s, shown in beautifully produced watercolour paintings and drawings
48 pp. hard cover book very fine condition small tear in dust cover back.
The summer voyage of a modest sized sloop around much of the coast of Scotland. An absorbing travel story by land but made thrilling by being at sea. Delightful reading for sailors and those who have travelled in Scotland, or wish they could.
164 pp. many line drawings. soft cover Fine condition.
A prize must go for this most uninteresting and least informative book title.
However it turns out to be a wonderful compendium of tricks of the yachting trade. What happens when you hit a whale. How to stop your spare battery going flat. Packing a stern gland, keeping fit on a small boat. Some useful knots, hints to better cooking.
Delightful reading interesting and useful for the curious mind. Amusing but above all practical.
240 pp. soft cover in tough plastic slip protector. Fine condition
Very Fine condition unmarked but for slight foxing of front cover
Hardback 176 pp. over 100 fine line drawings and maps Hard Cover
A scholarly study of 40 classically elegant sailing vessels and their adventurous voyage(s)
Polynesian boats Viking ships, modern yachts. The sample includes at least one of all types.
A treat to the eye and mind
Her own story of the extraordinary achievement by a very determined teenager to sail around the world single-handed.
Filled with heart-warming moments, excitement suspense and drama. Better than most novels.
362 pp. 3 colour photo sections soft cover
Very good condition signed by the author, in a very confident sweeping hand !
A kind of Gregory's for the cruising yachtsman. Although dated, and modern navigation aids have superseded many old sailors' rules of thumb, the position of ports, entrances, hazards and landmarks have not. The book deals with ports and landmarks in geographical order from Eden northward
Many maps, tables and photographs including aerial shots make the book of great historical interest.
Very Fine condition. 302 pp. over 200 photos, small colour supplement.
published 1982 Castle Books
190 pp. hard cover very good condition with laminated dust cover. three photo sections, many in colour.
the astonishing news story of June 1978 that a lone woman from an NZ sheep farming family had circumnavigated the globe via Cape Horn
A serious book about boat design, and building sailing techniques, navigation, wind scales
Well-illustrated with diagrams many photos all B&W
300 pp. Hard Cover indexed Very Good condition with some scuffing of corners
326 pp. well-illustrated with photos B&W and diagrams. Some charts and tables. A very broad in depth study of sailing all over Australia and research into boat types and buidling and many of the author's experiences. Fully Indexed. Hard cover published 1980. A fine reference work
two copies: one with dust cover one without.
Both good condition.
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An amazing tale. How to cross the Arctic by kayak and sledge made by lashing two kayaks together, drawn by huskies.
312 pp. photo sections all B&W published 1992
Very Good condition with only slight creasing to the top of the dust cover. Some sunning of page tops externally