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A large collection of books by Basil Lubbock, easily the first authority in the world on clipper ships and their history.  The books are quite remarkable for their sheer quantity, and depth of research, with many illustrations and reminiscences from seamen.

"Mr Lubbock is an enthusiast upon the subject and makes his readers feel that enthusiasm before half a dozen pages have been turned".

-- The Boston Globe


The Colonial Clippers by Basil Lubbock

374 pp. on heavy art paper. approx 80 photos all B&W. pub 1921, this ed. 1955 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. 

Very good condition, some sunning, no damage. dust cover poor

$10.00

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The Western Ocean Packets by Basil Lubbock

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.

$10.00

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The Coolie Ships and Oil Sailers by Basil Lubbock

Hard Cover cloth binding. 180 pp. on heavy paper. approx 50 photos all B&W. pub 1935, this ed. 1955 after many reprints.

Fleet lists

Long index, drawings, maps.

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

History and High Adventure in one. 

Fine condition, slight scuffing of dust cover corners

$15.00

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The Arctic Whalers by Basil Lubbock

Hard Cover cloth binding. 480 pp. on heavy paper. approx 30 photos all B&W. pub 1937, this ed. 1968 after many reprints.

Extensive appendices according to home ports the ships came from.

Long index, drawings, maps.

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

History and High Adventure in one. 

Fine condition

$15.00

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The Opium Clippers by Basil Lubbock

Hard Cover cloth binding. 392 pp. on heavy paper. approx 20 photos, several maps all B&W. pub 1933, this ed. 1976 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. 

Fine condition,

$15.00

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The China Clippers by Basil Lubbock

Hard Cover cloth binding. 392 pp. on heavy paper. approx 5 photos,all B&W. pub 1914, this ed. 1950 after many reprints.

Index, some very fine line drawings, maps.

An enthralling subject made fascinating in its historical detail and entertaining language.

History and High Adventure in one. 

Good condition,slight denting, tears in dust cover

$15.00

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The Nitrate Clippers by Basil Lubbock

Hard Cover cloth binding. 160 pp. on heavy paper. approx 20 photos,all B&W. pub 1932, this ed. 1976 after many reprints.

Index,  maps.

An unusual subject, making the interesting revelation that France and Germany could run magnificent sailing ships too.  Fascinating in its historical detail and entertaining language.\ describing the history of shipment of guano from the West Coast of America to the ports of Europe.

History and High Adventure in one. 

Fine condition, very slight tears at corners of dust cover

$15.00

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The Down Easters by Basil Lubbock

Hard Cover cloth binding. 288 pp. on heavy paper. approx 20 photos,all B&W. pub 1929, this ed. 1971 after many reprints.

Index,  maps fleet lists.

In entertaining language, describing the trade of American-registered ships from the East Coast to the West Coast, around Cape Horn

History and High Adventure in one. 

Fine condition, very slight tears at top of dust cover

$15.00

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The Log of the Cutty Sark by Basil Lubbock

Hard Cover cloth binding. 332 pp. on heavy art paper. approx 20 photos,all B&W. pub 1924, this ed. 1954 after many reprints.

Index,  some very fine line drawings.

As the title suggests, a full history of the vessel

History and High Adventure in one. 

Good condition,  some sunning, dust cover very poor

$15.00

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The Blackwall Frigates by Basil Lubbock

Hard Cover cloth binding. 280 pp. on heavy art paper. approx 30 photos,all B&W. pub 1924, this ed. 1973 after many reprints.

Index, extensive appendices of ships and owners.

The story of London's Blackwall shipyards, and their ships trading to the East, forerunners of the Orient and P&O lines.

Fine condition,

$15.00

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The Last of the Windjammers Vol. 1 by Basil Lubbock (no dust cover)

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. no dust cover.

$10.00

  • 1.5 kg
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The Last of the Windjammers vol 1 by Basil Lubbock (dust cover)

Hard Cover cloth binding. 520 pp. on heavy art paper. approx 20 photos,all B&W. pub 1927, this ed. 1954 after many reprints.

Index, extensive appendices many very fine line drawings. "A book you will be proud to own and guard" 

The story of the finest days of  the windjammers as steam took over. Deeply researched, the story of the heroic last days of a great trade.

Good condition, dust cover poor.

$15.00

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The Last of the Windjammers vol 2 by Basil Lubbock

Hard Cover cloth binding. 450 pp. on heavy art paper. approx 50 photos,all B&W. pub 1924, this ed. 1973 after many reprints.

Index, extensive appendices many fine line drawings

The story of the years 1888 to 1928 hard years for the windjammers. Deeply researched, the story of the heroic last days of a great trade.

Good condition, dust cover poor

$15.00

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