Bargain Basement. A miscellany of sailing books all $5.00 ea.

All in fair to very good condition (except "By Way of the Horn" and "The Set of the Sails"; some tears to cover).

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code: HC = Hard Cover , SC = soft cover, pp.=pages, PH=photos,  F-fine condition VF=Very Fine

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Album of A4 size colour photos of 1988 Tall Ships event on Sydney Harbour

Produced by Naval Support Command to celebrate the Bicentennial Tall Ships arrival.

A collection of 21 fine colour mostly aerial photos taken as each ship arrived at Sydney Cove.

A nostalgic treat.  

Images show typical view, index to photos and provenance of the collection

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The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow by AJ MacKinnon

Could be fiction but it isn't.

Saying "Must Read" is impolite, but you "Could Read" this story and be amazed and delighted.

A school teacher, seeking change, sets off from mid-Shropshire in his newly-acquired second-hand Mirror dinghy towards the river Severn, but somehow finishes up in Romania on the Black Sea.

 

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paperback 350 pp. good condition. some sunning and small cover dents

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Windjammers, the Final Story by Robert Carter

A collectors piece of fine marine art and tall ship history.

 

New condition 

Robert Carter collected data for this book for over 30 years.

An impressive collection including maritime paintings by the author.

It is an anthology of stories, anecdotes, poems, photographs and drawings depicting life, culture and activities in the last commercial sailing ships between the years 1906 and 1957 and is illustrated with 42  paintings.

Each work imparts a wonderful sense of motion in the sea and sails

The information  was recorded first-hand from the final generation of sailing ship mariners. As there are very few still living, this book will be the last to use the words of those who experienced life in these ships.

Format: Hardcover with a 128 gsm glossy art paper dust jacket.
Pages:
 304, printed on 120 gsm wood-free paper
Colour: 51 colour plates and 35 photographs printed on 128 gsm glossy art paper.
Dimensions: 290 x 210 mm
Weight: 1.5 kg

 

 

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Cape Horn Passage by WM Hutton 1st edition

A well-written enjoyable yarn gripping at times. Large clear type on heavy paper.

160pp. 0ver 15 illustrations paintings and photos

Good condition Some foxing of pages. 

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The Tall Voyagers by Claire Rankin

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A thrillig tale told with skill and with fine characterisation

224 pp. 16 photos all B&W

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The Merchant Sailing Ship by Basil Greenhill and Ann Giffard

A very fine pictorial study of the many types of British mercant sailing ships, their crews, builders owners and work.

110 pp. over 150 photos and very full captions.

A satisfying book to dip into, subject by subject.

Fine condition

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Windjammer 'Prentice by Capt. Vincent Large

An absorbing autobiography of the author's life at sea beginning as an apprentice in Liverpool 306 pp. 

15 photos all B&W  Very Good  condition, some marks on cover, small tears in dust jacket

An inspiring story

 

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Royal Yachts of Europe by Reginald Crabtree

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96pp. Fine condition. Lavishly illustrated

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The Voyage of the Challenger by Eric Linklater

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soft cover, 288 pp. bibliography and index. Over 200 illustrations, photos, sketches drawings and paintings

Very Good condition, crease in back cover top LHS

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Splendour of the Seas by Capt. Frank H Shaw

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206 pp.  5 photos

Very Good condition. some toning some tears to dust cover edges

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Shanghaiing Days by Richard H Dillon

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346 pp. Very good condition ex-library copy

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Veteran Ships of Australia and New Zealand by Graeme Andrews

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Features our Lady Hopetoun!

A very pleasing study of vintage and veteran ships , sail and steam, from tugs to ferries to yachts and dredges.

Signed by the author Very Fine condition in plastic wrapper

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The Sailing Ships of the New Zealand Shipping Company, 1873 - 1900 by Alan Bott

An excellent read, combining history of ships the men and the company with many historic photos, not just of ships but of New Zealand in those times.

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160 pp.over 50 photos plus maps and paintings in colour

Very Fine condition in clear wrapper

 

 

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Coming South. Generated by the Australia Post Philatelic Group

The histories of the images once published as postage stamps are here examined in great detail, copiously illustrated mostly in colour.

40 pp. large format over 100 illustrations, paintings drawings and images of the relevant stamp issues.

A beautiful production including much historical text accompanying each subject, by David Day.

Very Fine condition

 

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Bass Strait Ketches by Harold Salter

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329 pp. over 100 illustrations. photos and drawings all B&W. soft cover preserved in clear plastic wrapper.

Fine condition

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Blue Gum Clippers and Whale Ships of Tasmania

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Well-written and deeply researched,  a scholarly and readable study of a little known part of the shipping industry. "Blue Gum" refers to the material of their construction a fact viewed with some circumspection by Lloyds

260 pp. over 20 illustrations, photos and paintings

Good condition some sunning of spine

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The Tasmanian Trading Ketch by Garry Kerr

Every aspect of these numerous vessels, from their conception, through evolution in design, to building and working life. Much space is devoted to oral history from the men who worked them.

Fascinating and most informative

172 pp. over 100 photos drawing and plans

Very Fine condition. in clear wrapper

 

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Merchant Sailing Ships 1815 - 1850

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a detailed study in text, photos and drawings of the trading ships of the era.

Index and interesting appendices

192 pp. over 200 photos paintings and drawings 

Very Fine condition in plastic wrapper

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Men and Ships around Cape Horn 1619 - 1939 by Jean Randier

Sailing ships around Cape Horn. The ships and men and the hardships endured because they had to be.

Profusely illustrated with over 300  photos maps drawings and paintings. The author spent many years researching during his time in the French Merchant Marine

360 pp. 

Fine condition in clear plastic wrap. 

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Master of Cape Horn: WA Nelson 1839 - 1929. by Hugh Falkus

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158 pp. some photos. Documents, itineraries and drawings

Very Fine condition, in clear plastic wrapper

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Sea Fever by AH Rasmussen

The autobiography of a Norwegian boy who always wanted to go to sea.

with pen and ink drawings

160 pp. very fine condition

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Wind From the East by WH Potts

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A master mariner's memoir of a life at sea and on lands far from home,  filled with adventure, fear, delight but always satisfaction at a job done well.

Reads like a thriller novel

250 pp. very good condition in firm binding, some sunning of binding edges.

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There Was a Ship by C Fox Smith

Wonderful memoirs from several sea captains about their ships and fearful situations they found themslves in, around the world, from Bengal to Cape Horn to Australia and the West Indies.

Adventure described with skill; a rewarding read

200 pp.  8 illustrations drawings and paintings.

1st edition 1929 Good condition, firm binding, sunning of borders

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The Twilight of Sail by Robin Knox-Johnston

Superb action photos of the joys and fearful hardships endured by crewmen of the tall ships in their last days up to the end of WWI. The opening of Panama Canal which could not be traversed by sail was a major blow.

190 pp. over 120 very fine photos all captioned plus 40 pages of introductory text, also illustrated.

Fine condition in fitted clear plastic sleeve.

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Champion of Sail. RW Leyland and his Shipping Line by David Walker

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190 pp. over 100 photos, documents and drawings

Very Fine condition in clear plastic wrapper

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Argosy of Sail; a photographic history by Clifford W Hawkins

Representing 45 years of roaming the world with camera, the collection is fascinatingly varied, from New Zealand to Singapore to Copenhagen.

A book to enjoy from time to time. Text introduction to each chapter of pictures from a part of the world, plus captions to each photo.

180pp. over 200 photos, mostly large format A4 size . A work of art

Very Fine condition, in clear plastic wrapper.

 

 

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The China Bird by David R MacGregor

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A "China Bird" was a skipper in the tea trade from China to Britain.

This is the story of one James Killick whose name survives as a partner in ship broking.

224 pp. over 100 photos, drawings, paintings, tables, letters and documents

A very well-written study of a high-stakes, exciting game.

Very Fine condition in plastic wrapper

 

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The Clipper Ship Era by Arthur H Clark

A very fine, well-researched and very readable history of the Packet Ships and Clippers of the late 18th and 19th century onward. Examined ocean by ocean, nation by nation, port by port.

404 pp. some illustrations mainly paintings all B&W.

Hard covers cloth bound

Very good condition, finely preserved in high quality plastic

 

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Herzogin Cecilie by Basil Greenhill and John Hackman

The life and times of a four-masted barque.

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220 pp. over 50 photos plus maps and table of voyages    Very Fine condition including dustcover

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Mariner's Tale by Capt Wilfred H Scott-Shawe and Alan Wyles

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An absorbing account of the Captain's career from 16 year-old apprentice to captain on square-riggers. The voyages  described in detail include one London - Sydney and Sydney - Newcastle.

A thoroughly satisfying read.

210 pp. some photos

Book Fine condition, dust cover fair condition in plastic wrapper

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An Officer of the Blue by Edward Duyker

The largely untold story of a great navigator Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne who preceded La Perouse, was  first to encounter Tasmanian aborigines. A man of the calibre of James Cook, a fine read.

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228 pp. some maps and photos and illustrations all B&W

Very fine condition

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Everest the Hard Way by Chris Bonnington

218 pp. hard  back cloth bound over 80 photos mostly colour Glossary Index

Fine condition dust cover some scuffing.

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The Adventure of Sail edited by Captain Donald MacIntyre

250 pp. over 250 illustrations, mainly drawings and paintings, B&W, and 44  colour plates

Published under the auspices of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich UK

Large format 32 x 25 cm

Hard back high quality binding, dust cover some scuffing and curling.

Index and Glossary

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The Music of Five Oceans by AA Hurst

"An ideal book for the seafarer or the landlubber who craves the smell of Stockholm Tar.--who wishes to be whiled away by the sound of the wind in the sails of a square rigged ship."

Stories and pictures of the work of the men and ships of the great age of sail -- approximating that of "James Craig".

158 pp. index. approx 40 photos all B&W.

An absorbing read, and a book to pass on to others.

Very good condition. dust cover has some scuffing plus small tear one corner.

 

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The Romance of Sail by Michael Leitch

A photo album of scenes from all eras . Profusely illustrated, photos drawings paintings and maps. mostly B&W

Informative text.

122 pp. over 150 illustrations. 50 in colour

Very fine condition

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Sail Training. The message of the tall ships. by John Hamilton

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234 pp. over 200 photos all B&W. hard cover preserved in clear plastic wrapper.

very fine condition

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The Romance of the Clipper Ships by Frank Mason.

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.

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Sail in the South photos from the AD Edwardes collection. text by Ronald Parsons

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. 

All Fine condition.

Enthralling in places, so evocative are  the pictures

Two editions in stock: see images for the difference, which is only in the design of the dust cover

 

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The Last Tall Ships by Georg Kahre ed. Basil Greenhill , National Maritime, Greenwich UK

204 pp. over 150 photos all B&W.

A particular focus on sail shipping which came from around the Aland Islands Finland, but plied the seas of the world. 

Very fine condition in clear plastic wrapper.

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Running her Easting Down by William F Baker

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170 pp. over 50 photos, drawings pictures and maps

very fine condition

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The America's Cup by Bill Baverstock

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!

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Sailing The Great Races by Robin Burton

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

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The Best of Nautical Quarterly vol. 1 The Lure of Sail. ed. Palley and Dalton

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

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Samuel Bate a Singular Character

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

 

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Tall Ships. The World of Sail Training by Maldwin Drummond

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.

Fine condition

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Pacific Sail by Roger Morris

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

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Bluewater Bushmen by Bruce Stannard

An absorbing history of yacht racing on Sydney Harbour.  Many photos of racing yachts especially the famous 18-footers and the spectator ferries 

174 pp. approx 120 photos all B&W.

Fine condition paperback

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Classic Classes by Vanessa Bird

A virtual catalogue in very readable form of the finest in competitive yacht design

image show a typical chapter heading.

there is a chart of sail insignia, full index, full spec of each type

160 pp. over 200 photos mostly colour

Very Fine condition in perfect wrapper

no coffee table book!

$10.00

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Mate in Sail by Capt. James Gaby. two editions

two editions differing only in their dust covers:

Both editions 1974. .

1. a copy signed by the author. tall ship cover

2. portrait cover

The personal history of a master in the heroic days of tall-masted shipping  at its peak. 

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 288 pp. over 100 illustrations, some emotive colour paintings

Fine condition

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100 Years of Yachting on Port Phillip Bay by Chris de Fraga

210 p. hard cover index no illus. appendices of members, boats, events,  etc.

Fine condition dustcover good

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Yacht Racing Tactics by J Schult

210 pp. many drawings and photos

Good condition in plastic protector.

inscribed "T E Mort"

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Sail Changes by Roger Morris

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.

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Sea Change by Mairi Hedderwick

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.

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Fatal Storm by Rob Mundle

The full story from Start to Finish of the horrific experience of the 54th Sydney Hobart in 1998

320 pp. soft cover some photo sections in colour

Fine condition

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Semper Fidelis by Sandra Gorter

"Forever  Faithful"

50 Years of the ocean greyhound Fidelis. . see precis on back cover

160 pp. full index pub. 2014. Very Fine condition

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At One with the Sea

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

stirring stuff

 

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The Tall Ships by Hyla M Clark

The epic gathering in 1976 in NY of tall ships of the world

approx.  200 pp. (not numbered). over 200 photos mostly colour

fair condition soft cover some scuffing and minor dent

 

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The Complete Book of Sailing by Peter Cook and Barbara Webb

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 

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Yachting in Australia by Lou D'Alpuget with Tony Mooney

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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Dalpuget no dust cover OR with dustcover

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Paddle to the Arctic by Don Starkell

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

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