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A large collection of books by Captain Alan Villiers, an important  authority in the world of seamanship in sail and steam.  The books are quite remarkable for their sheer variety, and depth of research, with many illustrations and reminiscences from the author's own impressive life at sea.

"Alan Villiers is one of those rare men of action who can write simply and compellingly".

BBC

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


The Western Ocean by Alan Villiers

From this renowned sailor and prolific writer a history of the many eras of sail and steam on what Europeans called the Western Ocean: that is, the North Atlantic. The Gulf Stream, the Doldrums the ice packs are described intimately in Villiers polished and readable style. Never a dull page.

208 pp hardback several photo sections, all B&W index

Good condition dust cover some slight tears and creasing.

Informative and entertaining

 

$15.00

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The Set of the Sails by Alan Villiers

278 pp. paperback some photos B&W some maps.

Good condition some sunning of paper

$10.00

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A Seaman's Selection of Great Sea Stories ed. by Alan Villiers

250 pp. paperback  octavo Good condition some browning of paper.

the image lists the stories by author

$5.00

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The Cutty Sark by Alan Villiers

The author himself, a very famous skipper of fully rigged ships and widely travelled sailor, covers every aspect of the ship from building in Dumbarton in 1869 to her preservation.

96 pp. over 40 illustrations, paintings and photos, all B&W

Very good condition dust cover very good, some sunning.

$10.00

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The Cutty Sark by Alan Villiers

96 pp. paperback 18 photos B&W

There is always something new to learn about this wonderful ship.

See image for the critics' views

$5.00

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My Favourite Sea Stories by Alan Villiers

11 tales of the sea some true others imaginative fiction by different authors including Conrad, Masefield, Shalimar ( FC Hendry) Robert Morley.

160 pp hardback Good condition ex-library film-wrapped.

 

$10.00

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Captain Cook The Seaman's Seaman by Alan Villiers

There is always a place for a new study of the life and work of the great navigator

256 pp. paperback full index. Line drawings and some maps.

See the image for a full precis

Very good condition

$15.00

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The Making of a Sailor by Alan Villiers

192 pp. Hardback cloth bound A4 size 191 photos

A photo study of sailing ships and sailors learning the ropes, in dramatic pictorial form.

There are 50 pages of informative text and every photo all B&W,  has a caption.

Good condition ex-library (Lancashire County)

$10.00

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The Sea in Ships by Alan Villiers

a photo study with impressive action photos by the author 

111 photos . 12 page foreword and introduction.

Good condition pages somewhat sunned. dustcover poor.

image gives full precis

$10.00

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Of Ships and Men a Personal Anthology by Alan Villiers

206 pp. hardback 

Describes the author's build-up to a life at sea, years on windjammers, then steamers, little ships and warships and War

a very readable and often gripping life story

see image for precis

$10.00

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Pioneers of the Seven Seas by Alan Villiers

A short history of sea enterprise. The image gives chapter headings.

 216 pp. hardback cloth bound . ex -Lancashire County Library

Fair condition. tear at top of spine some dents at corners

$5.00

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