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
Selections from Basil Lubbock "Sail"
A ship by ship history of some of the finest examples of the fully-rigged merchant vessesl from 1835 to Medway in 1902.
Illustrations, paintings, some colour, and drawings.
A valuable and insightful record
160 pp. hard cover
Very good condition, dust cover slight tear and scuffing.
All in fair to good condition (except "By Way of the Horn" some tears to cover).
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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
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
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.
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.
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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