A quantity OF new TITLES FROM THIS FAMOUS AUTHORITY has been received. 

SOME OF THE BOOKS ARE FIRST EDITIONS, SELLING FOR MUCH lower PRICES than ELSEWHERE


The Opium Clippers by Basil Lubbock

note: dust cover is missing from this copy

Hard Cover cloth binding. 392 pp. on heavy paper. approx 20 photos, several maps all B&W. pub 1933, this ed. 1953 after many reprints.

Index, drawings, maps.

A sad subject but made fascinating in its historical detail and entertaining language.

History and High Adventure in one. 

Fair condition, some sunning of binding

$25.00

  • 1 kg
  • Fewer than three in stock
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The Romance of the Clipper Ships

84 pp. approx 20 illustrations; photos and fine colour prints

see image for precis.

Individual ships named, described, illustrated. extensive indices of ship names and general references. 

Binding Very Fine condition, dust cover some tears, clear wrapper torn.

$25.00

  • 0.85 kg
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The Romance of the Clipper Ships by Basil Lubbock

Illustrated by Frank Mason R.I.

160 pp.on art paper.  6 fine art colour prints on gloss paper.

Fine condition in clear wrapper, dust cover some creasing ane tear at top of spine.

The text is distilled from the author's large series "Sail" vols I II and III

an attractive collectors' piece

$10.00

  • 0.4 kg
  • Fewer than three in stock
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The Colonial Clippers by Basil Lubbock 1st ed.

430 pp. on art paper. approx 60 illustrations, photos, sketches,  all B&W.

1st edition, pub 1921.

Extensive appendices according to the trades the ships engaged in

Long index, examples of log entries, maps.

An absorbing record of ships, seamen, the owners, shipping lines in entertaining language.

History and High Adventure in one. 

Good condition, some scuffing of binding and age toning of paper

$45.00

  • 0.74 kg
  • Fewer than three in stock
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The Colonial Clippers by Basil Lubbock

380 pp. on heavy art paper. approx 80 photos all B&W. pub 1921, this ed. 1975 after many reprints. Many more photos than 1921 ed.

Extensive appendices according to the trades the ships engaged in

Long index, examples of log entries, maps.

An absorbing record of ships, seamen, the owners, shipping lines in entertaining language.

History and High Adventure in one. 

Very good condition, some staining of front cover bottom edge, no damage. dust cover in clear wrapper

$40.00

  • 1 kg
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The Last of the Windjammers Vol.1 by Basil Lubbock

520 pp. on heavy art paper. approx 100 photos and very fine line drawings. all B&W. pub 1927, this ed. 1971 after many reprints.

Extensive appendices according to the trades the ships engaged in

Long index, examples of log entries, maps.

An absorbing record of ships, seamen, the owners, shipping lines in entertaining language.

History and High Adventure in one. 

Fine condition, some slight tearing of dust cover edges,  clear wrapper torn.

$40.00

  • 1.45 kg
  • Fewer than three in stock
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The China Clippers by Basil Lubbock

A rare and highly collectible book by a highly regarded author of sailing history of the era.

Hard Cover cloth binding in brilliant and glossy condition. 392 pp. on heavy paper. approx 5 photos, all B&W. pub 1914, this ed. 1950 after many reprints. An enthralling subject made fascinating in its historical detail and entertaining language. History and High Adventure in one.

 Index, some very fine line drawings, many maps, eight Appendices giving tables, lists of fleets etc. .

Two copies: 

Good condition, slight denting, dust cover torn several places.  pub 1914, this ed. 1950 after many reprints

Very Good Condition in clear wrapper this ed. 296 pp. reprinted 1973

$45.00

  • 1 kg
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The Log of the Cutty Sark by Basil Lubbock

More accurately named "a very detailed and illustrated history of the vessel".

332 pp. over 60 illustrations mainly historic photos and some fine drawings

1994 reprint of 1924 pub.

see image for precis

Very Fine condition

 

$40.00

  • 1.1 kg
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The Western Ocean Packets by Basil Lubbock 1st edition 1925

To the British sailor the Western Ocean was the North Atlantic.

see image for precis

156 pp. heavy art paper, uncut. approx 25 illustrations, photos and prints B&W

Fine condition in clear wrapper. some foxing and toning of paper.

Written with all the author's enthusiasm and attention to detail making it a fine, satisfying read

 

$45.00

  • 0.6 kg
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The Blackwall Frigates by Basil Lubbock 1st edition 1922

see image for precis

330 pp. approx 45 prints and photos, 10 fine line drawings

Very Good condition in clear wrapper. some scuffing of binding edges and slight foxing.

$45.00

  • 0.65 kg
  • Fewer than three in stock
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