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

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


The Last of the Windjammers Vol.1 by Basil Lubbock 3rd Impression 1948

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518 pp. on heavy art paper. approx 100 photos and very fine line drawings. all B&W. pub 1927, this ed. 1948 after two 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. 

  Firm buckram binding

 in Good condition, except for dust cover: torn and in pieces. Water stain on front RH edge of outer cover, not affecting inside cover.

 

$45.00

  • 1.45 kg
  • Fewer than three in stock
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The Last of the Windjammers Vol.1 by Basil Lubbock 1971 reprint

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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. 

  Firm buckram binding

 in Very Good condition. Except for dust cover creased with tears along edges and corners, small drink stain on front, leaching through to binding

 

$40.00

  • 1.45 kg
  • Fewer than three in stock
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The Down Easters by Basil Lubbock.

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"Down Easters" sailed down to Cape Horn from ports east of the Atlantic.

288 pp. on heavy art paper. over 90 illustrations, remarkable given the period was the early days of photography.

7 appendices of fleet lists and ship descriptions plus very long index.

Fine condition in clear wrapper which has a tear along the spine

$40.00

  • Fewer than three in stock
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The Romance of the Clipper Ships Vol. 1 by Spurling and Lubbock

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

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

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

$55.00

  • 0.85 kg
  • Fewer than three in stock
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The Romance of the Clipper Ships by Basil Lubbock illustrated by J Spurling

Published 1948 this Second impression 1949

96 pp. approx 20 illustrations; photos and fine colour prints by J Spurling

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

Binding tight and Good condition, some scuffing of corners, dust cover some tears.

This copy from the library of a discerning collector. "J. Halliday 1960"

$35.00

  • 0.85 kg
  • Fewer than three in stock
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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.

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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

 

$65.00

  • 0.61 kg
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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. 296 pp. on heavy paper. approx 5 photos, all B&W. pub 1914, this ed. 1973 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. .

 

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

$55.00

  • 1 kg
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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

$35.00

  • 1.1 kg
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The Nitrate Clippers by Basil Lubbock First edition 1932

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. 160 pp. on heavy paper. approx 5 photos, all B&W. pthis ed.  An unusual subject made fascinating in its historical detail and entertaining language. History and High Adventure in one.

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

Book in Fine condition with some sunning of edges,  Dust cover poor in clear wrapper 

 published 1932, first edition

$65.00

  • 0.9 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.

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Very Fine condition

 

$40.00

  • 1.1 kg
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The Last of the Windjammers Vol.1 by Basil Lubbock This copy, First Edition, 1927

520 pp. on heavy art paper. approx 100 photos and very fine line drawings. all B&W. pub 1927, 

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. 

Firm buckram binding, gold embossed crest on cover.  in Good Condition, some scuffing of edges and corners. Some foxing.

This is a  First Edition published 1927

 

 

$65.00

  • 1.9 kg
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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

$65.00

  • 0.74 kg
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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

$55.00

  • 1 kg
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The Coolie Ships and Oil Sailers by Basil Lubbock 1st reprint 1955

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172 pp. on heavy art paper. Over 50 illustrations, incl. photos and some paintings all B&W. 2 appendices of fleet lists . Long Index

Fine condition. Clear wrapper and dust cover some tearing at base and spine

$45.00

  • 0.9 kg
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Cruisers, Corsairs and Slavers by Basil Lubbock First Edition 1993

A tale of high adventure about the Royal Navy's role in hunting down the slave traders, in every ocean.

470 pp.  comprehensive fleet lists and an accout of comparative trials of ships fit for purpose.

25 illustrations

Very Fine condition in clear wrapper.

A book to pick up and enjoy over time.

$40.00

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

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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
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The Last of the Windjammers Vol. II by Basil Lubbock

448 pp. on heavy art paper. approx 170 photos and very fine line drawings. all B&W. pub 1929, this ed. 1970 after many reprints.

VOL II covers the period 1888 - 1928, hard years for the windjammers.

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. 

 

Firm copy in Buckram binding, embossed hard cover

Fine condition. Dust cover some creasing and tears along edges and corners, 

 

$40.00

  • 1.4 kg
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Round the Horn Before the Mast by Basil A Lubbock

The author's own tale of his first days as a seaman aboard a sailer, signing on in the port of San Francisco in 1899 after his time in the Klondyke. Written in his elegant, flowing style he carries the reder along with the sheer excitement of it all.

It reads like a novel, but again truth is stranger than fiction.

first published 1902 this reprint 1986; a book of enduring interest indeed!

372 pp. B Format 128 x 188 mm in Very Fine condition in clear wrapper.

$15.00

  • 0.45 kg
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