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85 YEARS OF SHIPPING UNDER THE MALTESE CROSS 1881-1966 - DEUTSCHE DAMPFSCHIFFFAHRTS-GESELLSCHAFT `HANSA' - PORTRAIT OF A MAJOR GERMAN SHIPPING COMPANY
by Leonard Gray
World Ship Society, UK, 1967
First edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning especially down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no major bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$20
A short history of the Albyn Line with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
A CENTURY OF STYLE - GREAT SHIPS OF THE UNION LINE 1875-1976
by N.H. Brewer
Reed Wellington 1982
Fine condition
Dustwrapper slightly bumped on corners and top and bottom of spine.
$27
This volume examines the passenger ships that linked New Zealand with Australia, the Pacific Islands
and, at times, North America for a century as well as NZ ports coast-wise. Many of the company's ships
were household names throughout NZ as they were often the mainstay of travel. Brewer has selected 37
ships for inclusion and the text for each is accompanied by a photograph and in some case several internal pictures or images related to the vessel. Each account describes the ship, its service with the company, details of incidents or interesting events in its career and its eventual fate. A fleet list of the company's passenger ships (Appendix II) gives technical details and statistics
A CENTURY OF STYLE - GREAT SHIPS OF THE UNION LINE 1875-1976
by N.H. Brewer
A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1982
1st edition. Very good condition. Hardback with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little bumping at spine and corners and one small (3mm) chip at the bottom front corner. The book has a little rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging and the first and last page and the title page has a previous owners name and three little brown stains.
$30
A history of The Union Steam Ship Company's finest 36 passenger vessels, from the Rotomahana in the 1870's to the Rangatira's final voyage in 1976.
ISBN 0589014145
A HISTORY OF WILLIAM SLOAN AND CO. LTD.
by Graham E. Langmuir and Graeme H. Somner
World Ship Society, UK, 1961
First edition paperback booklet. Browning and foxing on cover although pages are clean and tidy with only minor bumping, but binding is tight - only 10 pages plus printed cover.
No dustwrapper
$10
A short history of William Sloan and Co. Ltd with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
A MARITIME HERITAGE - THE LORE OF SAIL IN NEW ZEALAND
by Clifford W. Hawkins
Collins Auckland 1978, revised edition with new illustrations.
Very good condition, some foxing on endpapers and top of page block.
Dustwrapper slightly bumped top and bottom of spine with visible crease front bottom and slight separation at top.
$38
New Zealand's small boat sailors, designers and builders, whose skills are recognised internationally, owe much to their inheritance of a comparatively short, but exceedingly active history of things nautical.
A PACIFIC CRUISE - MUSINGS AND OPINIONS ON ISLAND PROBLEMS
by Sir Thomas Henley
John Sands Ltd Sydney 1930
Inscription, Presentation Copy signed by author
Fair condition, binding loose, faded spine with bumping and tears top and bottom of spine. Endpapers splitting at hinges. Medium foxing throughout and heavily foxed endpapers.
No dustwrapper.
$28
Henley's travels to the Pacific Islands led to publication of A Pacific Cruise and an acrimonious exchange with Sir Joseph Carruthers who criticized his account of the Samoan rebellion. The book deals particularly with Tonga and Samoa and touches on the Samoan troubles with the New Zealand government and the Mau movement.
A VENTURE INTO SHIPPING - GEO. H. SCALES LTD 1912-1972
by T.G. Coveney
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, Auckland, NZ, 1972
Hardback first edition in blue cloth. The cover has some rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and corners, and has various stains and browning especially on the spine. The pages inside are quite clean and tidy, with only a few scattered marks, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging.
No dustwrapper
$20
A short history of this company which began by becoming intermediary between shipping companies and agriculturalists in New Zealand. Illustrated.
AKARANA - THE PORTS OF AUCKLAND
by John Rose
Auckland Harbour Board, NZ, 1971
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, and the internal pages are clean and tidy, and the binding is good. There is some foxing on the endpapers and the first page and an official large (A4) colour Auckland Harbour Board book plate which unfortunately has peen pasted onto the pre-title page a little crookedly.
Dustwrapper is in fair condition with some rubbing and marks and some small (1cm) chips at top and bottom edges.
$18
Centennial Publication of the Auckland Harbour Board 1871-1971
AKARANA - THE PORTS OF AUCKLAND
by John Rose
Auckland Harbour Board, Auckland, NZ, 1971
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, and the internal pages are clean and tidy, and the binding is good. There are brown sellotape stains and some foxing on the endpapers and the first page and four previous owner ink stamps (15mm x 40mm).
Dustwrapper is in fair condition with some rubbing and marks and some small (1cm) chips at top and bottom edges.
$16
Centennial Publication of the Auckland Harbour Board 1871-1971
ANCHOR SHIPS AND ANCHOR MEN - THE HISTORY OF THE ANCHOR SHIPING AND FOUNDRY COMPANY LTD.
by Allan A. Kirk
A.H. & A.W. Reed Wellington 1967
Good second hand, clean inside apart from large previous owner inscription on frontis, slight foxing throughout and foxing on top of page block.
Dustwrapper: bumping and creasing with small 2-3mm tears top and bottom of spine and corners.
$38
The remarkable and romantic history of New Zealand's oldest shipping company, from the formative period of the 1860s right through to the present day, when six fine modern motor vessels of the Anchor Line are playing an important part in the coastal transportation services of their country.
ANCHOR SHIPS AND ANCHOR MEN - THE HISTORY OF THE ANCHOR SHIPPING AND FOUNDRY COMPANY LTD.
by Allan A. Kirk
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1967
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging and the back of the front endpaper has a small (15mm x 30mm) previous owners stamp.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a little rubbing and some small (3mm) chips/tears at top and bottom of spine.
$38
The remarkable and romantic history of New Zealand's oldest shipping company, from the formative period of the 1860s right through to the present day, when six fine modern motor vessels of the Anchor Line are playing an important part in the coastal transportation services of their country.
ANCIENT MARINER
by J.R. Grey
Cape Catley Ltd, 1982
Paperback, near new condition with unbumped corners, slightly rubbed spine edges, slight foxing on inside of covers, inside block clean.
$15
Captain Jim Grey's memoir (RNR, FRGS) describes his maritime life from young boyhood to his 92nd year. He spent his life cruising the world in yachts and small ships.
ANCIENT MARINER
by J.R. Grey
Cape Catley Ltd, 1981
Paperback first edition Paperback first edition. Pages and cover are clean with minimal to no rubbing or bumping, and binding is as new.
No dustwrapper
$15
Captain Jim Grey's memoir (RNR, FRGS) describes his maritime life from young boyhood to his 92nd year. He spent his life cruising the world in yachts and small ships.
ISBN 978090856113x
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND WARSHIPS SINCE 1946
by Ross Gillett
Pacific Publishers, 1983
Hardback first edition The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a little bumping at top and bottom of spine and corners and some fading to spine.
$44
Comprehensive pictorial and textual study of the R.A.N. & R.N.Z.N. which traces their development since the end of World War Two, illustrated throughout.
ISBN 9780864790228
AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIPS PAST AND PRESENT
by Dickson Gregory
The Richards Press Ltd London 1928
Good to very good second hand, slit on top of spine professionally repaired. Binding tight, despite heavy weight of book the endpapers are not splitting at the hinge. Some mild foxing throughout as would be expected with a book of this age. Bookplate and small handwritten inscription by previous owner.
No dustwrapper. A heavy book.
$200
A valuable contribution to the history of Steam Navigation in general, not withstanding that its special object is to trace its development in Australian waters from earliest beginnings to the present time. In 1831 the Sophia Jane, 256 gross tonnage and 50h.p., created great excitement as the first steamship to enter Sydney Harbour. From this it is a far cry to the present epoch of great floating palaces, with wondrous engines, measuring their tonnage and horse-power by scores of thousands, and able, through the marvel of wireless, to keep in touch with the world on the most distant courses. The volume includes a short life history and ultimate fate of almost every Australian vessel.
BAILEY AND LEETHAM - A SHIPS IN FOCUS FLEET HISTORY
by Arthur Credland and Richard Greenwood
Ships in Focus, 2002
As new condition. First edition paperback A4 booklet. Mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$25
A short history of the Bailey and Leetham Shipping Company with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9781901703436
BEANCAKER TO BOXBOAT - STEAMSHIP COMPANIES IN CHINESE WATERS
by H.W. Dick and S.A. Kentwell
The Nautical Association of Australia Inc. Canberra 1988
Fine condition.
Dustwrapper near fine apart from slight bumping top and bottom of spine, and small repaired rent in middle of spine. A heavy book.
$100
Of all the seas conquered by steamships in the 19th century, none has exercised such fascination as those around the China Coast. Apart from all natural and man-made hazards, the unique institutions of the treaty ports and extraterritoriality, the omni-present gunboats, the dynamic interplay of western and Chinese business, and the richness of life ashore made it a world of its own. After 1949, but for Hong Kong, it was a world that had disappeared. Some of the smaller China Coast companies soon became defunct. The big names such as Jardines and Swires, however, diversified into regional and deepsea liner operators and eventually made the transition to the age of containerships and bulk carriers. Nor were the Chinese firms very far behind. The venerable China Merchant S.N. Co. still survives as Yang-ming, while the relative newcomer in C.Y. Tung has today become one of the main containership and tanker operators in the world. China has had its revenge.
BEN LINE - FLEET LIST AND SHORT HISTORY
by Graeme Somner
World Ship Society, UK, 1967
First edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, with some bumping and slight creasing and general grubbiness on cover but nice, tight binding. Pages are mostly clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$18
A short history of the Ben Shipping Line with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
BEN LINE - FLEET LIST AND SHORT HISTORY
by Graeme Somner
World Ship Society, UK 1967
First edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise fairly clean and tidy, with some bumping and slight creasing but nice, tight binding. Pages are mostly clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$20
A short history of the Ben Shipping Line with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
BLAND GIBRALTAR
by Graeme Somner
World Ship Society, Kendal, UK, 1981
First edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$15
A short history of the Bland shipping company from Gibraltar with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617169
BLUE FUNNELS IN THE MERSEY IN THE 1920s
by C.H. Milsom
Sea Breezes
Second impression paperback. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$20
The second of two short histories of the Ocean Steam Ship Company - Alfred Holt and Company, the 'Blue Funnel Line' with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780951320203
BLUE WATER - A TALE OF BLUE WATER FISHERMEN
by Frederick William Wallace
Hodder & Stoughton 1914, First edition
Good to very good for its age, some rubbing to edges of cloth spine and bumping to top and bottom of spine but no tears. Some foxing throughout, mostly on exterior page block, and endpapers as to be expected. Two bookplates.
No dustwrapper.
$38
The various characters represented in this tale are drawn from life and are by no means extraordinary of their class. The incidents at sea described within are not unusual, the writer having made use of experiences common to the lot of the deep-sea fishermen of America's Atlantic coast. The author has portrayed the characteristics of the most fearless, skilful, and daring type of seafarers left in this latter-day age of steam.
BRITISH BULK CARRIERS 1945-1979
by I.G. Stewart
I.G.S. Marine Publishers Perth 1979
Very good condition for a spiral bound volume, the plastic ringbinder is intact and strong. Light card covers have some foxing but are not torn and only slight bumping if any
$35
BRITISH OCEAN FREIGHTERS
by H.M. Le Fleming
Ian Allen Ltd, London, 1958
Fifth revised edition, paperback booklet. Some slight rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$18
Ian Allan's "ABC series" of ship reference books including shipping company, name, gross tonnage, etc and many photos in a handy little pocketbook size.
BRITISH TANKERS 1945-1955
by I.G. Stewart
I.G.S. Marine Publishers Perth 1979
Very good condition for a spiral bound volume, the plastic ringbinder is intact and strong. Light card covers have some foxing but are not torn and only slight bumping if any
$38
BRITISH TANKERS AND GAS CARRIERS 1955-1979
by I.G. Stewart
I.G.S. Marine Publishers Perth 1979
Very good condition for a spiral bound volume, the plastic ringbinder is intact and strong. Light card covers have some foxing but are not torn and only slight bumping if any
$55
BRITISH WARSHIP NAMES
by Captain T.D. Manning and Commander C.F. Walker
Putnam & Co., London, 1959
Hardback first edition in good condition. Darkblue cloth has some bumping, tiny beach marks, and a little early fraying on corners and the top and bottom of the spine and boards, otherwise it is clean and bright. Binding is tight and the pages are clean and clear of any foxing. Overall a nice copy.
No dustwrapper
$24
A history, theory and reference of British Warship Names from early sail to 1959.
CAMBRIAN COASTERS - STEAM AND MOTOR COASTER OWNERS OF NORTH AND WEST WALES
by R.S. Fenton
World Ship Society, Kendal, UK, 1989
1st edition, paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No Dustwrapper
$38
A short history of the smaller steam and motor coaster owners of North and West Wales with extensive and illustrated fleet lists. Includes all known owners of powered coasters in the range St. David's Head to the River Dee, plus the handful of Liverpool based companies operating steam packet services to Wales. Illustrated in black and white.
ISBN 9780905617525
CANTERBURY COASTERS
by Gavin McLean with illustrations by S.V. Lampard (HB)
NZ Ship and Marine Society 1987, Signed by author and illustrator and Jack Churchouse with dedication to Joe Henry, co-founder of NZ Ship and Marine Society. First edition.
Very good condition. Slight bumping top and bottom of spine, little or no foxing.
Dustwrapper has slight bumping top and bottom of spine but no tears.
$45
Canterbury Steam Shipping Company ships sailed on NZ coastal trades for more than 60 years after the company was formed in 1904. It did not remain totally independent for many years, becoming part owned by the monopolistic Union Steam Ship Company, but continued trading under it origina name, becoming coloquillay known as the Black Funnel" line. Gavin McLean's study of the company is based mainly on his access to its archives and some startling revelations of intrigue and manipulation emerge. However, the company was typical of its many counterparts and competitors who eventually had to surrender to the pressures of changes to trading patterns, improvements and convenience by other forms of transport and economic hard truths. The author has produced a fine record of the company, which will be long remembered, particularly at South Island ports.
CANTERBURY COASTERS
by Gavin McLean and S.V. Lampard (illustrator)
NZ Ship & Marine Society, Wellington NZ, 1988
Second edition hardback, reprint. Book is in near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
Dustwrapper in near mind condition
$26
A short history of the Canterbury Steam Ship Company - the Black Funnel Fleet - with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780959783414
CANTERBURY COASTERS
by Gavin McLean and S.V. Lampard (illustrator)
NZ Ship & Marine Society, Wellington NZ, 1987
First limited edition (numbered 907 of 1000), A4 paperback, signed by the author. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining although one small crease on top back corner, and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$40
A short history of the Canterbury Steam Ship Company - the Black Funnel Fleet - with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780959783407
CANTERBURY COASTERS
by Gavin McLean and S.V. Lampard (illustrator)
NZ Ship & Marine Society, Wellington NZ, 1987
First limited edition (numbered 4 of 1000), A4 paperback, signed by the author. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$55
A short history of the Canterbury Steam Ship Company - the Black Funnel Fleet - with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780959783407
CAPTAIN F.G. MOORE, MARINER AND PIONEER
by John O'C. Ross
Wanganui Newspapers Ltd, Wanganui, NZ, 1982
Hardback first edition. The book also has very little rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and corners, but the pages are clean and bright and the binding is very good, though there is browning on the page edging.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with a little rubbing and bumping at the top and bottom of spine.
$38
A Biography of Captain Frederick George Moore, master mariner and coastal pioneer of early New Zealand and discoverer of Wakatu, or Nelson Haven in 1841
ISBN 9780959763619
CHAPMAN OF NEWCASTLE - HISTORY OF A TYNESIDE TRAMP SHIPPING COMPANY
by John Lingwood and Harold Appleyard
World Ship Society, UK, 1985
First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$17
A short history of the Tyneside Tramp Shipping Company of Newcastle, with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617355
CHRONOLOGY OF THE WAR AT SEA 1939-1945 - VOLUME 1, 1939-1942 AND VOLUME 2, 1943-1945
by J. Rohwer and G. Hummelchen
Ian Allan, London, UK, 1972 & 1974
Hardback first English edition, 2 volume set, both with dustwrappers.
Volume 1 1939 - 1942 & Volume 2 1943 - 1945 published 1972 & 1974 respectively.
Volume 1 - The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good.
Volume 2 - This book is also in very good condition with only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, clean and bright pages with good binding.
Both copies have a discrete previous owners stamp on the front endpaper. Originally published in German, they have been translated by Derek Masters.
NB. These are both quite large books, and as a set, will therefore probably incur an extra postage fee .
Volume 1 dustwrapper is in good condition, price clipped, but wrapped in plastic with minimal chips and no rubbing.
Volume 2 dustwrapper is in fair condition, not price clipped, but with multiple chips and one large, (2 inch) tear on the front bottom corner of the spine and one larger (3 inch) tear on the top back corner of the spine.
$60 (Set for $80)
The English edition, translated by Masters, was revised by the authors from the German original and edited by Anthony Watts. Probably the most detailed account of the war at sea in all theatres, naturally with a German focus.
ISBN 9780711002770
CLIPPER SHIP TO MOTOR LINER - THE STORY OF THE NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING
COMPANY 1873-1939
by Sydney D. Waters
The New Zealand Shipping Company Ltd London 1939
Good second hand, slight discolouration and minor foxing inside, binding excellent.
Dustwrapper of very lightweight paper has multiple creases and tears and is a bit loose. Slight discolouration but is largely intact.
$26
Published shortly before the outbreak of WWII, in which the company was to lose many ships, to record the history of the NZSCo from 1873 to 1939 it also covers the associated Federal Steam Navigation Co. As the name suggests the company was closely connected with the NZ trade, in terms of both cargo and passengers and the evolution of these ties are thoroughly examined. A feature of the book is the eight excellent collotype plates, art and photo, showing vessels from clippers to motor ships. 110 pages, concluding with two fleet lists
CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1947-1982, PART 1 - THE WESTERN POWERS AND PART 2 - THE WARSAW PACT AND NON-ALIGNED NATIONS
by Robert Gardner (editor)
Conway Maritime Press, 1983
Very good condition. Hardback first edition, 2 volume set with dustwrappers. Dustwrappers are in good condition, though faded with a little bumping at top and bottom of spine and corners and one small (1cm) chip in the bottom front of Vol 2. The books have only the slightest of bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging.
$100
Part of a series which contains complete listings of the world's combat ships from the first ironclad to the powerful battleships of World War II to the changes in the world's navies as a result of the collapse of the world's Warsaw Pact.
ISBN 9780851772250
COOK'S WILD STRAIT - THE INTERISLAND STORY
by David MacIntyre, Michael Field with Christine Quinn
A.H. & A.W. Reed Wellington 1983
Very good condition.
Dustwrapper is slightly discoloured with slight bumping to edges and top and bottom.
$34
A history of the Cook Strait region between the North and South islands of New Zealand and the vessels and people that have weathered its stormy seas. The shapely steamers and picturesque little scows have now disappeared from its waters, but Cook Strait still has a fascinating story to tell.
COOK'S WILD STRAIT - THE INTERISLAND STORY
by David MacIntyre and Michael Field with Christine Quinn
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1983
Hardback first edition. The book has the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges, and the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. There is some browning on the page edging.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a very little general discolouration and a bit of bumping at top and bottom of spine.
$34
A history of the Cook Strait region between the North and South islands of New Zealand and the vessels and people that have weathered its stormy seas. The shapely steamers and picturesque little scows have now disappeared from its waters, but Cook Strait still has a fascinating story to tell.
ISBN 9780589014447
CUNARD PORTRAITS - 144 SCALE LINE DRAWINGS OF SHIPS OF THE CUNARD FLEET
by John H. Isherwood
World Ship Society, Cumbria, UK, 1990
First edition paperback landscape book. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$18
144 scale line drawings of ships of the Cunard Fleet by John H. Isherwood, with research and design by Kevin O'Donoghue and Michael Crowdy
ISBN 9780905617576
DIRE STRAIT - A HISTORY OF BASS STRAIT
by Charles Bateson
A.H. & A. W. Reed, 1973
1st edition. Very good condition. Hardback with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper is in good condition with only one small (5mm) tear on the top back of spine. The book is in very good order and the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the top page edging and the title and pre-title pages and the last page adjacent to the back endpaper. This book was published by Reed on behalf of The Broken Hill Propriety Company Ltd.
$24
This book is history of the finding, exploration, exploitation of Bass Strait. This stretch of water is some of the most infamous in maritime history worldwide, and Charles Bateson explains why.
ISBN 9780589071165
DONALDSON LINE OF GLASGOW
by P.J. Telford
World Ship Society, Kendal, UK, 1989
First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$38
A short history of the Donaldson Line of Glasgow with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 978090561755x
EAGLE FLEET - THE STORY OF A TANKER FLEET IN PEACE AND WAR
W.E. Lucas
by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, UK, 1955
Hardback first edition, ex-library. The book has a little rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the the binding is good. The pages are mostly clean and bright for their age, with some browning to the page edges. There are stamps and a book plate of the British High Commision library (withdrawn) on the front endpapers and back of title page, and remnants of library pockets on the back endpapers.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with some rubbing and bumping and some small (5mm) chips at top and bottom of spine.
$48
A brief history of the Eagle Oil Transport Company.
EARLY NEW ZEALAND STEAMERS - VOLUME 1 - THE PIONEERING YEARS 1840-1861
by J.D. Wilkinson and H.C. Berry (illustrator)
Maritime Historical Productions Wellington 1966
Good second hand with little or no foxing.
Dustwrapper is discoloured and chipped.
Signed by author
$38
This is the story of the pioneer steamers that traded around the New Zealand coast and visited our shores from overseas during the period 1840-1861. Large numbers of ships are covered in detail in relation to the colony's historical and economical development. It is widely illustrated with paintings and sketches by H.C. Berry.
EARLY NEW ZEALAND STEAMERS - VOLUME I - THE PIONEERING YEARS, 1840-1861
by J.D. Wilkinson and H.C. Berry (illustrator)
Maritime Historical Productions, Wellington, NZ, 1966
Hardback first edition of Volume 1, in very good condition. Green paper boards are clean, with little or no fading or bumping, and binding is tight. Endpapers and pages are clean and bright with a probable signature on the front endpaper of author Geoff Churchman. This is a beautiful copy of a now scarce book.
Dustwrapper very good condition.
$55
This is the story of the pioneer steamers that traded around the New Zealand coast and visited our shores from overseas during the period 1840-1861. Large numbers of ships are covered in detail in relation to the colony's historical and economical development. It is widely illustrated with paintings and sketches by H.C. Berry.
EARLY NEW ZEALAND STEAMERS - VOLUME I - THE PIONEERING YEARS, 1840-1861
by J.D. Wilkinson and H.C. Berry (illustrator)
Maritime Historical Productions, Wellington, NZ, 1966
Hardback first edition of Volume 1, in good condition. Green paper boards are clean, though faded at spine and slightly bumped at corners, and binding is tight. Endpapers are clean bar one 5mm rustmark at the top of the front endpaper and a small biro mark "2203" , with no other foxing except a little on the page edges. This is a good copy of a now scarce book.
No dustwrapper
$26
This is the story of the pioneer steamers that traded around the New Zealand coast and visited our shores from overseas during the period 1840-1861. Large numbers of ships are covered in detail in relation to the colony's historical and economical development. It is widely illustrated with paintings and sketches by H.C. Berry.
ELLERMANS - A WEALTH OF SHIPPING
by James Taylor
Wilton House Gentry London 1976
Fine condition with small foxing on pages adjacent to endpaper and on top of page block, binding excellent.
Dustwrapper has small bumping top and bottom of spine, red colours on spine are faded.
$48
A full and detailed history of the Ellerman Lines in both peace and in war, intertwined with a complete biography of its founder Sir John Ellerman. The book also provides concise histories of Ellerman Line's associated companies, namely Pappayani and Co; George Smith and Sons; The City Line; Montgomerie and Workman; Robert Alexander and Co; The Hall Line; The Westcott and Lawrence Line; Bucknalls; Thomas Wilson and Co. and The Wilson Line. Includes Fleet Lists.
EMPIRE SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II
by W.H. Mitchell and L.A. Sawyer
The Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph Ltd. 1965
Good second hand, glossy pictorial cover boards with minimal bumping top and bottom of spine and corners, binding very tight. Small discolouration throughout but minimal focing except pages adjacent to frontis. Large inscription of previous owner on front endpaper. An exceptional copy for this style of binding.
Published without dustwrapper.
$48
Vessels built in British yards, purchased, requisitioned, captured and confiscated from the enemy and controlled by the Ministry of Shipping which renamed them using the `Empire' prefix. Included cargoes, tankers, colliers, tugs etc.
EMPIRE SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II
by W.H. Mitchell and L.A. Sawyer
Sea Breezes, Liverpool UK, 1965
Hardback first edition. The book has some rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and corners, including the cellophane outer layer of the glossy printed boards is showing the familiar bubbling down the spinal valley on both front and back. The top 1cm of the spine has been repaired, but still in one piece and well attached. Inside the endpapers and adjacent 3-5 pages show medium foxing and the front endpaper has one previous owners small (1cm by 3cm) ink stamp and brown tape stains to the outer corners, but the rest of the pages are clean and bright for their age, and the binding is very good. This is a good copy of an originally cheaply bound publication.
Published without dustwrapper
$42
Vessels built in British yards, purchased, requisitioned, captured and confiscated from the enemy and controlled by the Ministry of Shipping which renamed them using the `Empire' prefix. Included cargoes, tankers, colliers, tugs etc.
ENEMY SUBMARINE - THE STORY OF GUNTHER PRIEN, CAPTAIN OF U47
by Wolfgang Frank
William Kimber, London, 1954
1st English edition, hardback. Green cloth with minimal rubbing and bumping on the corners and edges, but the spine and top are heavily faded and the spine has some foxing as well. The page edges are discoloured and stained especially the top edge, but the pages are mostly clean and the photos are clean and crisp. The binding is good.
No Dustwrapper
$30
Günther Prien was a highly decorated German U-boat commander during World War II. Under Prien's command, the submarine U-47 was credited with sinking over 30 Allied ships totaling about 200,000 gross register tons (GRT), along with the British battleship HMS Royal Oak at anchor in the Home Fleet's anchorage in Scapa Flow. This book has been written from Prien's diaries and the memories of those who served with him.
EXPRESS STEAMERS OF COOK STRAIT
by Allan A. Kirk
A.H. & A.W. Reed 1968
Very good condition, almost no discolouration or foxing.
Dustwrapper with some bumping and rubbing mostly on top of corners and spint. No major tears.
$32
A popular history of passengers services connecting New Zealand's North and South Island via Cook Strait from 1875 to the 1960s, with a postcript regarding the 1968 Wahine wreck which occurred after the manuscript was in the printer's hands.
EXPRESS STEAMERS OF COOK STRAIT
by Allan A. Kirk
A.H. & A.W. Reed 1968
Good second hand. Boards faded but clean in side.
Dustwrapper has some chipping, rubbing and small tears, the largest 2cm at top of right corner.
$28
A popular history of passengers services connecting New Zealand's North and South Island via Cook Strait from 1875 to the 1960s, with a postcript regarding the 1968 Wahine wreck which occurred after the manuscript was in the printer's hands.
EXPRESS STEAMERS OF COOK STRAIT
by Allan A. Kirk
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1968
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing, fading and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing / browning on the page edging.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little rubbing and bumping.
$28
A popular history of passengers services connecting New Zealand's North and South Island via Cook Strait from 1875 to the 1960s, with a postcript regarding the 1968 Wahine wreck which occurred after the manuscript was in the printer's hands.
FAIR WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS - THE STORY OF THE HOLM SHIPPING COMPANY
by Allan A. Kirk
A.H. & A.W. Reed 1975
Good second hand, almost no discolouration or foxing except on top of page block.
Dustwrapper has some bumping and rubbing mostly on top of corners and spine with no major tears.
$28
The little ships of Holm have been familiar visitors to every port in New Zealand ever since 1880, when Swedish-born Ferdinand Holm bought a share in the barque Malay. His grandson Captain John Holm, built up a fleet of ships that traded not only in New Zealand's coastal waters but also across to Australia, to the Pacific Islands and ventured into the Antarctic. This book tells the story, and it is a brave one. The Holms had to face and beat keen competition and economic recessions as well as the built-in hazards of wind and weather.
FAIR WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS - THE STORY OF THE HOLM SHIPPING COMPANY
by Allan A. Kirk
A.H. & A.W. Reed 1975
Good second hand. A little discoloured inside with a fairly large inscription of previous owner.
Dustwrapper with chipping and bumping on spine and corners including a 2cm tear on bottom front corner.
$28
The little ships of Holm have been familiar visitors to every port in New Zealand ever since 1880, when Swedish-born Ferdinand Holm bought a share in the barque Malay. His grandson Captain John Holm, built up a fleet of ships that traded not only in New Zealand's coastal waters but also across to Australia, to the Pacific Islands and ventured into the Antarctic. This book tells the story, and it is a brave one. The Holms had to face and beat keen competition and economic recessions as well as the built-in hazards of wind and weather.
FAIR WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS - THE STORY OF THE HOLM SHIPPING COMPANY
by Allan A. Kirk
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1975
Hardback first edition, signed and inscribed by author to a local boat club, wishing fair winds, and good sailing. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint browning on the page edging.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little rubbing and bumping.
$50
The little ships of Holm have been familiar visitors to every port in New Zealand ever since 1880, when Swedish-born Ferdinand Holm bought a share in the barque Malay. His grandson Captain John Holm, built up a fleet of ships that traded not only in New Zealand's coastal waters but also across to Australia, to the Pacific Islands and ventured into the Antarctic. This book tells the story, and it is a brave one. The Holms had to face and beat keen competition and economic recessions as well as the built-in hazards of wind and weather.
ISBN 9780589009346
FAIR WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS - THE STORY OF THE HOLM SHIPPING COMPANY
by Alan Kirk
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1975
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. There is a little faint browning and a little foxing on the page edging, and a previous owners name on the title page.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with some rubbing and bumping.
$28
The little ships of Holm have been familiar visitors to every port in New Zealand ever since 1880, when Swedish-born Ferdinand Holm bought a share in the barque Malay. His grandson Captain John Holm, built up a fleet of ships that traded not only in New Zealand's coastal waters but also across to Australia, to the Pacific Islands and ventured into the Antarctic. This book tells the story, and it is a brave one. The Holms had to face and beat keen competition and economic recessions as well as the built-in hazards of wind and weather.
ISBN 9780589009346
FALMOUTH FOR ORDERS - THE STORY OF THE LAST CLIPPER SHIP RACE AROUND
CAPE HORN
by Alan Villiers
Patrick Stephens London 1972
Very good condition. A NZ Ship and Marine Society bookplate and stamp on front endpaper. A little foxing on endpapers and adjacent pages, and on page block edges. Otherwise excellent.
Dustwrapper very good in plastic wrap with no tape stains.
$32
The story of the race between the Herzogin Cecilie and the Beatrice, with 41 superb black and white photos, reproduced from the original 1930 edition.
FEARNLEY AND EGER 1869-1969
by Rodney Agutter
The World Ship Societ, 1968
1st edition. Very good condition. Some creasing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright. Paperback, no dustwrapper.
$18
3 copies
A short history of the Fearnley and Eger Shipping Company 1869-1969 with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
FIFTY DYNAMIC YEARS - WORLD SHIP SOCIETY
by Cornish, Fenton, Loughran, Osborne, Pein and Spong
World Ship Society, 2000
As new condition. First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$18
A short history / overview of the developments in shipping during the first fifty years of the World Ship Society.
ISBN 9780905627940
FITTED FOR THE VOYAGE
by Michael Page
Rigby Ltd Adelaide 1975
Very good condition, slight discolouration and a little foxing on page block edges.
Dustwrapper is bumped at corners and top of spine, but no tears or chips.
$40
In 1875 a group of South Australians formed a company to run two passenger ships between Adelaide and Melbourne. The service was popular but had to fight fierce competition. In the struggle against competitors, the directors and staff of The Adelaide Steamship Company extended into one trade after another and built Australia's largest shipping company. In this book, the ventures and adventures of Company men and the ships they served are woven into a narrative covering an important segment of Australian social history. It is a story of successes and failures, endeavours and rewards, during a century of revolutionary change.
FITTED FOR THE VOYAGE - THE ADELAIDE STEAMSHIP COMPANY LIMITED, 1875-1975
by Michael Page
Rigby Ltd, Australia, 1975
Hardback first edition. The book has the slightest of browning on the top page edges from dust and the slightest hint of occasional foxing on a few of the pages, but overall the internal pages including endpapers inside are very clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in as near new condition with just a little general browning and discolouration.
$42
In 1875 a group of South Australians formed a company to run two passenger ships between Adelaide and Melbourne. The service was popular but had to fight fierce competition. In the struggle against competitors, the directors and staff of The Adelaide Steamship Company extended into one trade after another and built Australia's largest shipping company. In this book, the ventures and adventures of Company men and the ships they served are woven into a narrative covering an important segment of Australian social history. It is a story of successes and failures, endeavours and rewards, during a century of revolutionary change.
ISBN 9780851799186
FOREIGN OCEAN LINERS
by H.M. Le Fleming
Ian Allan Ltd, London, UK, 1958
Fifth revised edition, paperback booklet Some slight rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright
$18
Ian Allan's "ABC series" of ship reference books including shipping company, name, gross tonnage, etc and many photos in a handy little pocketbook size.
FROM AMERICA TO UNITED STATES - THE HISTORY OF THE LONG-RANGE
MERCHANT SHIPBUILDING PROGRAMME OF THE U.S. MARITIME COMMISSION
by L.A. Sawyer and W.H. Mitchell
In four parts, World Ship Society 1979, 1981, 1984, 1986
Four PBs. Very good condition, spines uncreased but with a little bumping and rubbing. Covers age discoloured but pages are clean and bright inside and bindings are tight.
$120
When the USA entered the war in 1941, their shipyards began to step-up an immense shipbuilding programme which had begun in 1938 when a Commission had been organized to rebuild the US merchant fleet with a programme of 50 ships a year for 10 years. By 1939 this had been increased to 100 per year; by 1940 to 200; by 1941 to 400; by 1942 to 800; and by 1943 to an amazing 1000 vessels per annum. Much of this tonnage was made up by emergency types which included 2,700 Liberty ships. These and other types are described in these four volumes.
(I) Includes the S/S AMERICA, the C1, C1-M and P types.
(II) Includes the C2, R, C4 and C5 types.
(III) Includes C3, V and L6 types ; plus wood and concrete ships.
(IV) Includes the N5 and S types ; post-war liners including the S/S UNITED STATES, the C3-S-DX1 prototypes and miscellaneous ships. This volume provides numerical lists of all USMC hull numbers with the Yard Numbers and ship types.
The four volumes are profusely illustrated with photographs, line drawings, etc., and provide an essential source of reference for Allied wartime merchant ships
FROM AMERICA TO UNITED STATES - PART 4 - MERCHANT SHIPBUILDING
by W.H. Mitchell and L.A. Sawyer
World Ship Society, Kendal UK, 1986
Part 4 only, paperback first edition. Some rubbing to corners and top and bottom of spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$38
The history of the long-range Merchant Shipbuilding Programme of the United States Maritime Commission
ISBN 978090561738x
FROM CAPE TO CAPE - THE HISTORY OF THE LYLE SHIPPING CO.
by John Orbell with Edwin Green and Michael Moss
Paul Harris Publishing Edinburgh 1978
Very good condition, very clean and bright inside.
Dustwrapper near new, slight bumping on top of spine and corners, possible age discolouration.
$30 large
The History of Lyle Shipping from 1791-1977. From the days of sail to bulk carriers and North Sea oil. It is heavily illustrated with photographs and diagrams and the extensive appendices include comprehensive ship lists from 1791-1977.
FROM DERBY TO BURKETOWN - THE A.U.S.N. STORY
by N.L. McKellar
University of Queensland Press 1977
Very good condition, inside is clean and quite bright, no discolouration. One small previous owner's stamp on frontis. Binding excellent for a heavy book.
Dustwrapper in fair condition, intact with some bumping and small tears up to 5mm top and bottom of spine and corners. The plasticated coating is separating at edges.
$28
Against a background of significant historical and political events, this book records the fascinating and lively history of the Australian United Steam Navigation Company - a history inextricably linked to the history of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Many illustrations.
FULL LINE AWAY - A TOWBOAT MASTER'S STORY
by James E. (Ted) Wilson and S.C. Heal
Cordillera Publishing Company, Vancouver, Canada, 1991
First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$18
Captain Wilson went to his first seagoing job as deckboy out of Victoria, at the early age of 14, in 1933. His colourful career saw him working his way through the ranks in British Columbia coast towboats from deckhand to mate and eventually as a licensed master. Includes black and white illustrations
ISBN 9781895590000
GAS AND ELECTRICITY COLLIERS
by D. Ridley Chesterton and R.S. Fenton
World Ship Society, 1984
Very good as new condition. First edition paperback. Some rubbing and slight fading down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$26
A short history of the sea-going ships owned by the British gas and electricity industries with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617339
GERMAN SURFACE VESSELS 1 - NAVIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
by H.T. Lenton
MacDonald London 1966
Good condition, previous owner's name and stamp inside. Endpaper intact with no splitting hinges but binding is a little loose.
Dustwrapper in good condition with small tear mended, and minor chipping and slight tears top and bottom.
$26
During the war British - and later all Allied - mercantile trade faced the two-pronged threat posed by German submarines and by German surface vessels. Listed here are the regular warships of the German Navy, both those completed and those whose construction was subsequently abandoned or only projected. Primarily due to the curtailment of the `Z' plan, it was not exactly a balanced fleet, but this in no way lessened the constant threat it offered to Allied sea communications while it remained a fleet in being.
GERMAN WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II
by J.C. Taylor
Ian Allan, London, 1966
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine - which is very faded, but the pages are clean and tidy with some foxing throughout but especially the endpapers and adjacent pages, and the binding is good.
No dustwrapper
$15
This book contains details of the fighting ships of the German Navy, including those ships taken over from other countries.
GLAMOUR SHIPS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY NZ LTD
by Jack Churchhouse
Millwood Press, Wellington, NZ, 1981
Hardback first edition. The book has a little rubbing on the top and the bottom edges and there is a little browning/scattered foxing on the page edging and pre-title page. Otherwise inside the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with no major bumping, rubbing or chipping - there is one repaired tear (2cm) down the top front right corner.
$35
A beautifully illustrated pictorial history of the great days of passenger ships in New Zealand.
ISBN 9780908582312
GOLD FLEET FOR CALIFORNIA
by Charles Bateson
Minerva Auckland 1963. Another edition was published by Ure Smith, Sydney 1963. Unclear which is the first edition.
Very good condition, endpapers mint with pictorial foldout. A little foxing on top page block. Side page block rough cut. Inside clean and bright.
Dustwrapper, metallic, slightly rubbed with bumping and slight splitting but overall very good condition.
$30
When in 1848 gold was found in California, a rush began that within two years had drawn a quarter of a million people from all round the globe. It was the greatest migration since the Crusades. Seven thousand Australians and New Zealanders responded to the lure. They jostled for berths in ships making the long haul to San Francisco - vessels ranging from big sailing ships to little cutters of under twenty tons, some of them unseaworthy, many of them shockingly overcrowded and under-provisioned. In 1849-50 there were over 200 sailings from Australia and New Zealand. The fastest ship crossed im 68 days. the slowest in 271. Several were wrecked, and one - only one - went missing: an unlucky schooner named the `I Don't Know.' Few of these Forty-Niners struck it rich. Life on the goldfields was hard, and many were glad to earn the price of a ticket home.
GREAT SEA STORIES OF ALL NATIONS
by H.M. Tomlinson (editor)
George G. Harrap & Co. 1930
Very good condition. Thin rice paper, discoloured with some foxing especially near endpaper. Binding is a little shaky but intact. A little rubbing top and bottom of spine and corners of cloth covers. Some impact damage resulting in a rent and indent about 1cm diameter on back over. Otherwise very good condition.
No dustwrapper.
$15
An entertaining anthology of tales of the sea, from ancient times to the modern era, from all over the world.
GREEN SAILORS TO GIBRALTAR - THE SEVENTH GREEN SAILORS ADVENTURE
by Gilbert Hackforth-Jones with Jean Main and David Cobb (illustrators)
Hodder and Stoughton London 1957
Fair second hand, ex-school library. Inside endpaper has the dustwrapper blurb pasted down on pictorial endpaper with old yellowing tape and ex-library card pocket detritus on back pictorial endpaper. Binding good, some foxing throughout. Top of cloth cover bumped and rubbed away, spine faded.
$48
One in a series of juvenile fiction. Uncle George decides to sell his well-loved boat Rag Doll so that he can buy a larger boat to sail across the Atlantic to the West Indies. In Rag Doll II, a superb new boat, they set sail for Gibraltar together through February gales, and take on board a sinister Turk...
H. HOGARTH & SONS LTD - BARON LINE
by A.A. McAlister and Leonard Gray
The World Ship Society, UK, 1976
First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with very little bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$12
A short history of the Baron Line by A. A. McAlister of H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd with an extensive and illustrated fleet list by Leonard Gray.
ISBN 9780905617002
HAIN OF ST. IVES
by K.J. O'Donoghue and H.S. Appleyard
World Ship Society 1986
PB, very good condition, bottom corner of page block and card covers are bumped with a crease from front to back
$18
The Hain Steamship Company was founded in St. Ives Cornwall and remained a major force in shipping until its takeover by P&O in 1917. Includes numerous monochrome photographs (a number full-page) throughout, a coloured plate of house insignia, and a detailed fleet list.
HAIN OF ST. IVES
by K.J. O'Donoghue and H.S. Appleyard
World Ship Society, Kendal, UK, 1986
First edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine and page edges, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight as new, binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$18
The Hain Steamship Company was founded in St. Ives Cornwall and remained a major force in shipping until its takeover by P&O in 1917. Includes numerous monochrome photographs (a number full-page) throughout, a coloured plate of house insignia, and a detailed fleet list.
ISBN 978090561741x
HAMBURG TUGS
by Michael Dollenbacher and Reinhard H. Schnake
World Ship Society, 1989
As new condition. First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$32
A short history of the tugs of Hamburg to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the port of Hamburg and the 1989 AGM of the World Ship Society with an extensive and illustrated fleet list from the 1800's onward.
HARBOUR AT THE SUGAR LOAVES - A CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE TARANAKI
HARBOUR BOARD
by A.B. Scanlan
Taranaki Harbours Board 1975
Very good condition, inside clean and bright, two previous owner signatures on front endpaper, otherwise clean and bright.
Dustwrapper slightly rubbed, not much bumping. A couple small tears 6mm maximum.
$24
The story of Port Taranaki is the story of people and the sea. Today, Port Taranaki, modern, well-equipped, well served by the skills and resourcefulness of its people, is ready to face the great challenges that lie ahead.
HARBOUR AT THE SUGAR LOAVES - A CENTENNIAL HISTORY OP THE TARANAKI HARBOURS BOARD
by A.B. Scanlan
Taranaki Harbours Board, Taranaki, NZ, 1975
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and fading on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the top page edging and on the pre-title page.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little bumping at corners and spine.
$22
The story of Port Taranaki is the story of people and the sea. Today, Port Taranaki, modern, well-equipped, well served by the skills and resourcefulness of its people, is ready to face the great challenges that lie ahead.
HEAD LINE - G. HEYN AND SONS LTD, BELFAST - THE ULSTER STEAMSHIP CO. LTD
by W.J. Harvey
World Ship Society, UK, 1990
First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$18
A short history of the Ulster Steamship Company with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617533
HISTORY OF LYLE SHIPPING COMPANY LTD 1827-1966 - THE FIRM AND THE FLEET
by Michael Crowdy
World Ship Society, 1966
Good condition. First edition paperback booklet. Clean and tidy, with some rubbing and browning to the spine but no major bumping and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$29
A short history of the Lyle Shipping Company Ltd 1827-1966 with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
HISTORY OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY OF NEW ZEALAND LTD 1875-1940
Union Steamship Company 1940
Good second hand, sturdy binding, marked cloth covers, clean inside with slight discolouration and little or no foxing.
No dustwrapper.
$32
The story of a Company of world-wide scope which was founded and managed in New Zealand. Issued by the Company in Commemoration of the Centenary of British Settlement in New Zealand.
HISTORY OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY OF NEW ZEALAND 1875-1940
by Union Steamship Company
Union Steam Ship Company Ltd, NZ, 1940
Hardback first edition in blue cloth with gilt titles and ornamentation. The book has some rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and corners, and 50% of the spine is missing. The spine that is present is held only by the front hinge and it, and the surrounding front and back cover has the white crystalized residue of the tape that was previously used to mend the spine and has since been removed. Inside the endpapers and adjacent 3-5 pages show bad to medium foxing and the index has small blue ticks and year notations throughout, but the rest of the pages are mostly clean and bright for their age, and the binding is good.
No dustwrapper
$32
The story of a Company of world-wide scope which was founded and managed in New Zealand. Issued by the Company in Commemoration of the Centenary of British Settlement in New Zealand.
HMNZS ACHILLES
by Jack S. Harker
Collins, Auckland NZ, 1980
Hardback first edition. Book has only the slightest of rubbing on the bottom edges. No bumping to the corners, the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is as new.
Mint DW in beautiful condition, showing no signs of wear at all.
$38
A lower decks biography of the wartime actions of the HMNZS Achilles with many photos.
ISBN 9780002169614
HULL DOWN
by P.A. Eaddy
Andrew Melrose Ltd London 1933
Good second hand condition, binding slightly shaky. Some markings on cloth covers, small bumping and rubbing at top and bottom of spine, front endpaper torn out with clean ruler tear. Slight foxing and discolouration as expected for age of book.
$25
A fascinating work on sea lore and sea legends and the days of the famous sailing ships. Eaddy takes the reader from loading timber on the New Zealand coast to Sydney, Valpariso, Cape Horn, and back to England on the barquantine "St.Elmo". The characters are fictionalised.
HUNTING - HISTORY OF THE HUNTING FLEET
by Rowan M.B.H. Hackman
World Ship Society, UK, 1969
3rd edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$20
The Fleet Past and Present of the Hunting & Son Ltd. shipping line with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
IDYLL OF THE KINGS - THE HISTORY OF THE KING LINE 1889-1979
by Alan S. Mallett
World Ship Society, UK, 1980
First edition paperback booklet. Some creasing and browning to the spine and random grubby marks on cover, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$24
A short history of the King Line Shipping Company 1889-1979 with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 978090561710x
IDYLL OF THE KINGS - THE HISTORY OF THE KING LINE 1889-1979
by Alan S. Mallett
World Ship Society, UK, 1980
First edition paperback booklet. Some early rust to the staples (although they are still solid), otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$28
A short history of the King Line Shipping Company 1889 - 1979 with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 978090561710x
INTERNATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC SHIPS
by Norman Brouwer
Anthony Nelson, 1985
Very Good. First Edition. Hardback with dustwrapper. Book and dustwrapper are both in very good order, the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. There is a little bumping to the bottom of the spine, and a slight discolouration to the top page edge, otherwise would be as new.
$40
A pictorial register of all vessels undergoing, or acquired for historic preservation in the world at the time of printing.
ISBN 9780904614115
IRISH NAVAL SERVICE
by Thomas A. Adams
World Ship Society Monograph No. 4, 1982
Very good. 1st edition. Pale blue paper, a little browning on the outer cover. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.
$22
A history of the Irish Naval Service with an illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 0905617215
ISLES OF ESCAPE - THE ADVENTURES OF ROY BRISTOW
by Sidney Howard
G. Bells & Sons Ltd London 1934
Good condition for a scarce title, albeit a `cheap edition.' Endpaper slightly discoloured and slight foxing throughout. Binding tight.
Dustwrapper has some bumping and rubbing, discolouration and fading on spine. Some chipping and tears have been cleanly repaired.
$120
The adventures of Roydon Bristow who answered an advert for 'adventurers wanted' to help sail a ketch from Lisbon to New Guinea. Bristow left the boat at the Galapagos Islands where he remained for nine months. He later continued his voyage to the Marquesas and Tahiti.
JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1953-1954
by Raymond V.B. Blackman (editor)
Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. London, 1954
Hardback (landscape) reprint in black cloth with blue cloth spine repair that now needs repairing. Poor condition. Book has major rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine and much of the cardboard boards are showing through. Page edges are discoloured and stained especially the top edge, and the initial advertising pages (with taped hinges) have been removed due to waterdamage. Despite this the binding is ok as the spine has been substantially glued. Book stops at page 462 after the entry for Venezuela in the Addenda, with no back endpaper - this may or may not be the end of the book.
No dustwrapper
$35
This is a working/reading copy of the 1953-54 Edition of Fighting Ships, founded by Fred T Jane, and edited by Raymond V. B. Blackman
JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1972-1973
by Raymond V.B. Blackman (editor)
Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., UK 1973
Hardback first edition in fair condition. The book is in very good condition, with the page edges showing some discolouration, but the pages themselves are clean and bright. The binding, which is half-leather, is very good although the front bottom external hinge is showing signs of beginning to split.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little rubbing and some small (5 mm) chips at top and one repaired 11cm tear up the bottom of spine and front of cover.
$50
The 1972-73 Edition of Fighting Ships, founded by Fred T Jane, and edited by Raymond V. B. Blackman
ISBN 978354001116
JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1982-1983
by Captain John Moore RN (editor)
Jane's Yearbooks, UK, 1983
Hardback first edition. The book is in very good condition, with the page edges showing some discolouration, but the pages themselves are clean and bright baring a little faint foxing on the page edging and the first and last pages. The binding is a little loose as you would expect on a book this large, but intact.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little rubbing and some small (3 mm) chips at bottom and one 2cm chip at top of spine.
$60
1982-83 Edition of Fighting Ships, founded by Fred T Jane, and edited by John Moore
ISBN 9780710607423
JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919
by Surgeon-Lieut. O. Parkes RN and Maurice Prendergast (editors)
David's and Charles Reprints
Hardback (landscape) reprint in green cloth. Book has rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, and page edges are discoloured and stained especially the top edge, but the pages are mostly clean and bright, and the binding is good.
No dustwrapper
$45
This is a reprint of the 1919 Edition of Fighting Ships, founded by Fred T Jane, and edited by Surgeon-Lieut O. Parkes, RN and Maurice Prendergast.
ISBN 9780715347160
LAST CALL FOR HMS EDINBURGH - A STORY OF THE RUSSIAN CONVOYS
by Frank Pearce
Collins, London, UK, 1982
Hardcover first edition. This copy is in near mint condition, bar some foxing on the page edges.
Some foxing on the inside dustwrapper flaps. Dustwrapper nicely covered with a clear plastic wrapping.
$24
The story of the sinking of the HMS Edinburgh during active duty on the Arctic convoys in WW2
ISBN 9780002166771
LEIF HOEGH & CO. A.S. OSLO - THE FIRM AND THE FLEET
by Michael Crowdy
World Ship Society, 1968
Very good condition. First edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$28
A short history of the Leif Hoegh & Co. shipping line with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
LEONARD ROBERTSON, THE WHANGAROA AND LA BELLA
by Jack Churchouse
Millwood Press Wellington 1982
Very good condition, inside very clean and bright but binding slightly loose at top with 16mm tear at hinge of back endpaper.
Dustwrapper has slight discolouration and a few marks. Little or no bumping or tears.
$38
For Leonard Robertson his experiences in the sailing ships that once graced these and trans-Tasman waters around the end of the 19th century were always a high point of his interesting career. Indeed nothing gave him greater pleasure than to yarn about the ships, seafarers, ports and the life now part of an era all but forgotten. Fortunately these experiences were recorded, thereby allowing a fugitive glimpse of this challenging and adventurous life. Among the first sailing ships in which Leonard Robertson served was the three-masted topsail scow Whangaroa, built in 1893 and abandoned in mid-Tasman in 1911 when her bottom fell out. The career of this colourful scow has been pieced together from newspaper reports of the day. The steel barqentine La Bella, in which Leonard Robertson was second mate when she was wrecked in tragic circumstances, was a typical inter-colonial trader. What sets her apart are her owner's business records which have survived, thereby allowing a fascinating insight to be gained into ship-owning in that era. Little has been written about New Zealand's sailing ships and so this volume fills an important gap in our maritime literature. It is richly enhanced with numerous beautiful photographs as well as documents, making the book a treasure in itself.
LION OF THE CHINA SEA - A HISTORY OF THE EASTERN AND AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP
CO. LTD.
by William Olson
P&O Australia Ltd 1976
Very good condition, inside has slight discolouration, otherwise near mint for age.
Dustwrapper very good other than slight fading on spine, little or no bumping or rubbing.
$20
Trade was an urgent need for the infant colony of Australia. Primary producing Queensland was in particular need of a link with the Malay Peninsula - arrival point for passenger and cargo liners sailing to South East Asia from England. The result was a shipping line that was to blossom through more than 100 years and emerge as a vital part of Australia's economy. This book is the history of the E & A Line, tracing the line through all its trials and tribulations, and successes.
LITTLE SHIPS OF PATEA
by Ian Church
Dunmore Press Ltd, 1977
Good condition. Hardback first edition with dustwrapper, signed by the author. Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little rubbing and some small sticker residue on the front cover - the top and bottom of spine have both had a small (15mm) tearwhich have been repaired. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging.
$68
A history of the small port of Patea in New Zealand
ISBN 9780908564031
LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING SUPPLEMENT 1980-1981 - NO. 11, MAY 1981
by Lloyd's
Lloyd's, 1981
Paperback
No dustwrapper
$48
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LOG OF THE HUIA
by Clifford W. Hawkins
Collins 1973, third revised edition.
This edition is completely revised, extended and redesigned, with many new illustrations.
Very good condition, inside clean and bright, binding strong, minimal foxing on page block edges.
Dustwrapper somewhat discoloured, faded on spine, a bit of bumping top and bottom.
$30
The Huia was a topsail schooner launched at Aratapu, in New Zealand's Northland on 20 June 1894. She sailed as a cargo carrier until 1951, around the shores of New Zealand, across the Tasman, and the Pacific. She ended her days wrecked on the Komekame Reef. A prosaic sounding history, but in fact quite otherwise, for the Huia sailed these fifty-odd years on some of the most dangerous waters in the world. Clifford Hawkins has indefatigably compiled the story from many sources; he has even sailed a voyage or two as crew, and his fascination with the sea and sail comes through strongly in the narrative, which makes good reading for everyone interested in sail. But what makes this book possibly unique is the truly magnificent collection of photographs taken over the years. It is rarely that the verity of being at sea under sail is brought out so powerfully on paper, and as an added bonus all the facts about the Huia are here, from the kauri which made her keel, to complete diagrams of rigging, sails, flags, accommodation.
LOG OF THE HUIA
by Clifford W. Hawkins
Collins, Auckland, NZ, 1973
Hardback first edition. The book has some rubbing and discolouration on the top and bottom edges, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint browning on the page edging.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a little bumping at spine and corners.
$30
The Huia was a topsail schooner launched at Aratapu, in New Zealand's Northland on 20 June 1894. She sailed as a cargo carrier until 1951, around the shores of New Zealand, across the Tasman, and the Pacific. She ended her days wrecked on the Komekame Reef. A prosaic sounding history, but in fact quite otherwise, for the Huia sailed these fifty-odd years on some of the most dangerous waters in the world. Clifford Hawkins has indefatigably compiled the story from many sources; he has even sailed a voyage or two as crew, and his fascination with the sea and sail comes through strongly in the narrative, which makes good reading for everyone interested in sail. But what makes this book possibly unique is the truly magnificent collection of photographs taken over the years. It is rarely that the verity of being at sea under sail is brought out so powerfully on paper, and as an added bonus all the facts about the Huia are here, from the kauri which made her keel, to complete diagrams of rigging, sails, flags, accommodation.
LONDON AND OVERSEAS FREIGHTERS PLC - HISTORY AND FLEET LIST 1948-1992
by Stanley Sedgwick, and M. Kinnaird and K.J. O'Donoghue
World Ship Society, Kendal, UK, 1992
First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$18
A short history of the London and Overseas Freighters shipping company with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617068
MARINE DEPARTMENT CENTENNIAL HISTORY 1866-1966
by E.R. Martin
Marine Department, Wellington NZ, 1969
Hardback first edition, ex-library. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges, the binding is tight, and there is some browning as well as the library stamps on the page edges. The endpapers have stamps as well as some selotape stains but the rest of the internal pages are mostly clean and bright.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a few rust/age marks otherwise no bumping, rubbing, chipping or tearing, although it would appear to have been trimmed in height to accommodate the plastic library wrapper (now removed).
$35
A history of the Marine Department branch of the New Zealand Government from 1866 to 1966.
MASTER IN SAIL
by Captain James S. Learmont
Percival Marshall London 2nd revised edition 1954
Good condition with good binding. Wellington Harbour Board plate and previous owner inscription. Discoloured pages throughout but minimal foxing, mainly on page block edges. Some rubbing to top and bottom of green cloth spine, and bumping on corners.
No dustwrapper.
$35
"I have set down a description of conditions at sea in sailing-ships in my time, from 1887 to 1910, and of my own experiences in them as sailor, mate and master, with some account of the handling of ship's business at various ports. In the past there must have been thousands of men who could have told the same story, but they did not do so, and I hope that my endeavour will be appreciated."
MASTERS OR SERVANTS? - A SHORT HISTORY OF THE NEW ZEALAND MERCHANT SERVICE GUILD
by Gavin McLean
NZ Merchant Service Guild, Wellington NZ, 1990
Hardback first edition. Book as new, the pages are clean and bright, and the binding probably never opened. There is a little faint foxing on the top page edging.
Dustwrapper as new.
$20
A history of the New Zealand Merchant Service Guild.
ISBN 9780473008246
MATE IN SAIL
by Captain James Gaby
Antipodean Publishers Pty. Ltd. 1974
Very good condition, clean and bright inside, binding good.
Dustwrapper intact but has multiple tears and chips, and bumps to corners. The largest tear is 2-3cm on back top corner of spine
$30
Mate in Sail was written by a sea captain, one of the last of his breed now living and writing about the great sailing ships and the men who worked them. Captain Gaby brings these men and their era to life again as they climbed the high masts, fought high wind and weather, brawled and died. He tells the story of his life as a sailor and later as an officer. It is the men who make this book live and the magnificent combination of sea art, living history, and human insight make it a unique event in Australian publishing. There are over 100 illustrations including full-colour paintings, and archival photographs.
MATE IN SAIL
by Captain James Gaby
Antipodean Publishers Pty. Ltd. Australia, 1974
Hardback first edition. The book has no rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, just a little discolouration, the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging, endpapers and adjacent 2-3 pages.
Dustwrapper is in good condition
$32

ISBN 978086944008x
MERCHANT FLEETS IN PROFILE - VOLUME 1. - THE SHIPS OF THE P&O, ORIENT AND ANCHOR LINES
by Duncan Haws with Stephen Rabson
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1978
Very good condition, inside clean, slightly discoloured throughout but minimal foxing. Binding tight.
Dustwrapper has slight fading, and is bumped on top and bottom.
$28
The first in a long series of fleet lists of merchant shipping companies both British and foreign. This book describes the ships owned by P&O, Orient Line, and Blue Anchor. There is a chronology of the main events in the history of each company, and detailed illustrated Fleet Lists with numerous scale profile drawings (150 feet to the inch) of almost every vessel from early paddle steamers and tugs to luxury passenger liners and giant tankers. The demise of Blue Anchor Line before the First World War was hastened by the tragedy of their passenger ship Waratah which mysteriously disappeared without trace homeward-bound from Australia in 1909. As with all the books in this series, the author provides an invaluable source of reference.
MERCHANT FLEETS IN PROFILE - VOLUME 1. - THE SHIPS OF THE P&O, ORIENT AND ANCHOR LINES
by Duncan Haws with Stephen Rabson
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1978
First edition hardback. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine. It has some faint foxing / browning on page edges, and some moderate to heavy foxing on the endpapers, otherwise internal pages are clean and bright.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little rubbing and bumping at top and bottom of spine and some slight fading down spine.
$28
The first in a long series of fleet lists of merchant shipping companies both British and foreign. This book describes the ships owned by P&O, Orient Line, and Blue Anchor. There is a chronology of the main events in the history of each company, and detailed illustrated Fleet Lists with numerous scale profile drawings (150 feet to the inch) of almost every vessel from early paddle steamers and tugs to luxury passenger liners and giant tankers. The demise of Blue Anchor Line before the First World War was hastened by the tragedy of their passenger ship Waratah which mysteriously disappeared without trace homeward-bound from Australia in 1909. As with all the books in this series, the author provides an invaluable source of reference.
ISBN 9780850593190
MERCHANT FLEETS - VOLUME 17 - ABERDEEN & ABERDEEN & COMMONWEALTH LINES
by David Savill and Duncan Haws
The Starling Press Ltd
First edition paperback. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$20
Number 17 in the Merchant Fleets in Profile series on the Aberdeen & Aberdeen & Commonwealth Lines with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780946378142
MERCHANT FLEETS - VOLUME 18 - UNION, CASTLE AND UNION-CASTLE LINES
by Duncan Haws
TLC Publications, Hereford, UK, 1990
First edition paperback. Some slight fading down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$30
. Number 18 in the Merchant Fleets in the Profile series on the Union, Castle and Union-Castle Lines with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780946378150
MERCHANT SHIPS - BRITISH BUILT, 1952
By Colin Stewart (compiler)
Adlard Coles Ltd Southampton 1953
Cloth covers clean but with some rubbing and fraying on top and bottom of spine. Gilt titles rubbed but still visible. Binding good but front endpaper has been removed exposing front hinge. Previous owner's name in blue stamp on title page. Book contains tidy research additions and corrections throughout in pen.
No dustwrapper.
$20
A statistical and visual record of ships completed at British shipyards during 1952. These completed vessels are listed and illustrated, together with a few extra miscellaneous craft.
MERCHANT SHIPS - BRITISH BUILT, 1952
by Colin Stewart
Adlard Coles Ltd Southampton 1953
Hardback first edition in blue cloth. Book has rubbing and bumping on the corners and edges and top and bottom of spine. The page edges are discoloured and stained especially the top edge, but the pages are mostly clean and bright, although the title page has a previous owners stamp on it. The binding is not broken, but is a little loose and floppy and the front endpaper and pre-title page have been removed.
No dustwrapper
$20
A statistical and visual record of ships completed at British shipyards during 1952. These completed vessels are listed and illustrated, together with a few extra miscellaneous craft.
MERCHANT SHIPS - WORLD BUILT - SHIPS COMPLETED IN 1955, VOLUME 4
by A.C. Hardy and Adlard Coles Ltd.
Adlard Coles Ltd, 1956
1st edition. Fair condition. Hardback landscape. The book is in very good order. The inside pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in fair condition with some rubbing and creasing, and some small (1cm) chips and repaired tears.
$28
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MERCHANT SHIPS - WORLD BUILT - SHIPS COMPLETED IN 1956, VOLUME 5
by A.C. Hardy and Adlard Coles Ltd
Adlard Coles Ltd, 1957
1st Edition. Good condition. Hardback landscape. The book is in very good order. The inside pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with some rubbing and creasing, and some small (1cm) chips and tears at top and bottom of spine.
$22
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MERCHANT SHIPS - WORLD BUILT - SHIPS COMPLETED IN 1956, VOLUME 6
by A.C. Hardy and Adlard Coles Ltd.
Adlard Coles Ltd, Southampton, UK, 1958
Hardback landscape first edition. The book is in very good order, the inside pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with some rubbing and creasing, and some small (6mm) chips at top and bottom of spine and a splash of some pink staining on the back cover.
$28
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MERCHANT SHIPS - WORLD BUILT - SHIPS COMPLETED IN 1957, VOLUME 6
by A.C. Hardy and Adlard Coles Ltd.
Adlard Coles Ltd, 1958
1st edition. Good condition. Hardback landscape. The book is in very good order. The inside pages are clean and bright and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with some rubbing and creasing, and some small (1cm) chips and repaired tears at top and bottom of spine.
$35
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MERCHANT SHIPS - WORLD BUILT - SHIPS COMPLETED IN 1958, VOLUME 7
by A.C. Hardy and Adlard Coles Ltd.
Adlard Coles Ltd, 1959
1st edition. Very good condition. Hardback landscape. The book is as new. The inside pages are clean and bright and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with some minor rubbing and creasing, and some small (5mm) chips at top of spine.
$34
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MERCHANT SHIPS - WORLD BUILT - SHIPS COMPLETED IN 1960, VOLUME 9
by A.C. Hardy and Adlard Coles Ltd
Adlard Coles Ltd, 1961
1st edition. Very good condition. Hardback landscape. The book is as new. The inside pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with some rubbing and creasing, and some small (1cm) chips at the top and bottom of spine and corners.
$28
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MERCHANT SHIPS - WORLD BUILT - SHIPS COMPLETED IN 1965, VOLUME 14
by E.E. Sigwart and Adlard Coles Ltd
Adlard Coles Ltd, 1966
1st edition. Very good condition. Hardback landscape. The book has a little faint foxing on the page edging and the endpapers, but the inside pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with some rubbing and creasing, and some small (1cm) chips at top and bottom of spine.
$34
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MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE WORLD IN COLOUR, 1910-1929
by Laurence Dunn
Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc. New York 1975
Good to very good with some slight discolouration throughout and staining on top of page block seeping into the top of first eight or so pages.
Dustwrapper has some bumping.
$15
Merchant Ships of the World in Colour presents (in four volumes) a pictorial survey of the merchant ship and ocean liner, tramp steamer, freighter, and tanker - and their development during the last one hundred years.
MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE WORLD IN COLOUR, 1910-1929
by Laurence Dunn
Macmillan Publishing Co. New York, 1975
1st US edition, hardback. The book and binding are as new, with a little foxing of the page edging but the internal pages are mostly clean and bright.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a little bumping and minor rubbing.
$15
Merchant Ships of the World in Colour presents (in four volumes) a pictorial survey of the merchant ship and ocean liner, tramp steamer, freighter, and tanker - and their development during the last one hundred years.
METCALF MOTOR COASTERS LTD. 1924-1965
by P.N. Quartermaine
Garside & Mackie, The Guardian Press 1965
Eight page booklet. 5mm split at top of spine, otherwise near new
$14
A history and fleet list of the company with black and white photographs
METCALF MOTOR COASTERS LTD 1924-1965
by P.N. Quartermaine
World Ship Society, UK, 1965
First edition paperback booklet. Clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding - only 8 pages plus printed cover. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$14
A short history of the Metcalf Motor Coasters Limited with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
NAVIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - GERMAN SURFACE VESSELS 1
by H.T. Lenton
MacDonald, London, 1966
Hardback landscape first edition. The book has a little faint foxing on the page edging and a small previous owners stamp and signature on the front endpapers, but the inside pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a little rubbing and very small (1mm - 2mm) chipping at spine and corners
$14
Contains photos, diagrams and technical data on German ships used in World War Two
NAVIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY
by H.T. Lenton
MacDonald, London, 1968
Hardback landscape first edition. The book has a little faint foxing on the page edging and a small previous owners stamp on the front endpapers, but the inside pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in fair to good condition with three major (1cm to 2.5cm) chips at top and bottom of spine, otherwise clean and uncreased/rubbed.
$28
Contains photos, diagrams and technical data on Dutch ships used in World War Two
NAVIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - THE SOVIET NAVY - VOLUMES 1 & 2
by Jurg Meister
MacDonald, London, UK, 1972
Hardback landscape first edition, two volume set. The books have a little faint foxing and marking on the page edging and rubbing on the top and bottom edges of the boards, but the inside pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. A reasonable set of these scarce titles.
Dustwrappers are in fair to poor condition with some rubbing, and creasing, and some chips and tears (repaired) especially on Volume 2.
$42
Notwithstanding the lack of reliable information forthcoming about Soviet naval strength, these books attempt to give an outline of the Soviet Navy's material strength and composition during World War Two, and the losses sustained over the period of hostilities.
ISBN 9780356030431
NEW ZEALAND COASTAL PASSENGER SHIPS
by Gavin McLean
GP Books, Wellington NZ, 1989
First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$18
A short photographic essay on the coastal passenger ships of New Zealand, from the collection of the Wellington Harbour Board Maritime Museum Collection.
ISBN 9780477000142
NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY - VOLUME 1 TO 1889, PART 1 - A-M
by Austin Graham Bagnall (editor)
Government Printer Wellington 1980
Good to very good second hand. Black cloth cover has some marks, titles on spine a bit faded, spine and corners are clean and unbumped. Inside has very slight page discolouration, otherwise clean and tidy, binding tight.
No dustwrapper
$32
NEW ZEALAND NAVAL VESSELS
by Robert J. McDougall
GP Books, Wellington, NZ, 1989
First edition paperback. Good condition, signed by the author. Some rubbing and bumping to spine and corners and spine is very faded, otherwise clean and tidy, with no foxing and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$38
A short history of the ships and smaller vessels of the New Zealand Navy.
ISBN 9780477013996
NEW ZEALAND NAVAL VESSELS
by Robert J. McDougall
GP Books, Wellington NZ, 1989
First edition paperback signed and inscribed by the author. Some rubbing and bumping to spine and corners, otherwise clean and tidy, with no foxing and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$38
A short history of the ships and smaller vessels of the New Zealand Navy.
ISBN 9780477013996
NEW ZEALAND SHIPS ILLUSTRATED 1988-1989
Compiled by Iain G.B. Lovie
Industrial Publishing Ltd, Wellington, NZ, 1988
First edition paperback pocketbook. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$20
Short biographies with illustrations of most NZ vessels from Warships, Passenger Ships, Ferries, Freighters, Tugs, Tankers, Dredgers, Barges, Catarmerans, and Fishing vessels
ISBN 9780959783253
NEW ZEALAND SHIPWRECKS 1795-1960
by C.W.N. Ingram and P.O. Wheatley
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1961
Hardback third edition. Good second hand. Binding quite tight. Edges age discoloured throughout with very minor foxing, especially on page block edges. Large previous owner's inscription on front endpaper along with tape stain and tear abrasion from previous dustwrapper taping.
Dustwrapper heavily rubbed down edges and bumped and chipped on top and bottom of spine.
$48
New Zealand Shipwrecks is essentially a work of reference, recording a total of 1750 shipping casualties over a period of 165 years. It is eminently readable and contains many epic accounts of disasters in which courage, endurance and self-sacrifice were particularly evident. Lengthy reports are given of wrecks of unusual consequence or drama such as the Orpheus, Elingamite, Manuka, Wairarapa, Wiltshire, Niagara and Wanganella, but the book also gives the essential details of every known shipping loss, down to the smallest schooners and commercial fishing vessels. The standard work on New Zealand shipwrecks, here revised and enlarged from the 1936 and 1951 editions.
NEW ZEALAND SHIPWRECKS 1795-1960
by C.W.N. Ingram and P.O. Wheatley
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1961
Hardback third edition. The book has some bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, and the pages are browned and have some scattered foxing thoughout, particularly on the page edges and endpapers. The binding is good.
Dustwrapper is in fair condition with some rubbing and small (1cm) chips at top and bottom of spine corners.
$42
New Zealand Shipwrecks is essentially a work of reference, recording a total of 1750 shipping casualties over a period of 165 years. It is eminently readable and contains many epic accounts of disasters in which courage, endurance and self-sacrifice were particularly evident. Lengthy reports are given of wrecks of unusual consequence or drama such as the Orpheus, Elingamite, Manuka, Wairarapa, Wiltshire, Niagara and Wanganella, but the book also gives the essential details of every known shipping loss, down to the smallest schooners and commercial fishing vessels. The standard work on New Zealand shipwrecks, here revised and enlarged from the 1936 and 1951 editions.
NEW ZEALAND SHIPWRECKS 1795-1960
by C.W.N. Ingram
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1961
Hardback third edition. The book has some bumping on the top and bottom edges, and the page edges are lightly foxed. The internal pages are clean though, other than a previous owner's name stamped on the front endpaper and the binding is good.
Dustwrapper is in fair condition with some rubbing and small (1cm) chips at top and bottom of spine and corners.
$36
New Zealand Shipwrecks is essentially a work of reference, recording a total of 1750 shipping casualties over a period of 165 years. It is eminently readable and contains many epic accounts of disasters in which courage, endurance and self-sacrifice were particularly evident. Lengthy reports are given of wrecks of unusual consequence or drama such as the Orpheus, Elingamite, Manuka, Wairarapa, Wiltshire, Niagara and Wanganella, but the book also gives the essential details of every known shipping loss, down to the smallest schooners and commercial fishing vessels. The standard work on New Zealand shipwrecks, here revised and enlarged from the 1936 and 1951 editions.
ISBN 9780589007157 ISBN for 1795-1970 1974 4th edition
NEW ZEALAND SHIPWRECKS 1795-1960
by C.W.N. Ingram and P.O. Wheatley
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1961
Hardback third edition. The book has some bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, and the pages are browned and have some scattered foxing thoughout, particularly on the page edges and endpapers. The spine is quite faded but the binding is good. There is a substantial previous owner's inscription on the front endpaper and a much smaller one of the title page.
No dustwrapper
$30
New Zealand Shipwrecks is essentially a work of reference, recording a total of 1750 shipping casualties over a period of 165 years. It is eminently readable and contains many epic accounts of disasters in which courage, endurance and self-sacrifice were particularly evident. Lengthy reports are given of wrecks of unusual consequence or drama such as the Orpheus, Elingamite, Manuka, Wairarapa, Wiltshire, Niagara and Wanganella, but the book also gives the essential details of every known shipping loss, down to the smallest schooners and commercial fishing vessels. The standard work on New Zealand shipwrecks, here revised and enlarged from the 1936 and 1951 editions.
NEW ZEALAND SHIPWRECKS 1795-1975
by C.W.N. Ingram
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1977
Hardback fifth edition. The book has some very minor bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are quite clean throughout and the binding is good. There is a substantial printing fault in that pages 250/1, 254/5, 258/9 and 262/3 were unprinted - some photocopied pages have been carefully and tidily pasted onto the blank sheets by the previous owner, so the text is complete.
No dustwrapper
$18
New Zealand Shipwrecks is essentially a work of reference, recording a total of 1750 shipping casualties over a period of 165 years. It is eminently readable and contains many epic accounts of disasters in which courage, endurance and self-sacrifice were particularly evident. Lengthy reports are given of wrecks of unusual consequence or drama such as the Orpheus, Elingamite, Manuka, Wairarapa, Wiltshire, Niagara and Wanganella, but the book also gives the essential details of every known shipping loss, down to the smallest schooners and commercial fishing vessels. The standard work on New Zealand shipwrecks, here revised and enlarged from the 1936, 1951, 1961 and 1972 editions.
ISBN 9780589010476
NEW ZEALAND'S MARITIME HERITAGE
by David Johnson
Collins, Auckland, NZ, 1987
Hardback first edition. Book is in very good order, with only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the bottom edges of the book and very faint discolouration on the page edges and pre-title page to it's detriment. The pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in very ggod order, with only the slightest of rubbing and bumping
$40
This book is illustrated with contemporary works of art selected from the country's major galleries and museums and from private collections. It is the story of New Zealand's maritime history gloriously brought to life in a beautiful and profusely illustrated book, from people's arrival by sea through to the continuing use of the ocean surrounding us.
ISBN 9780002176793
NOURSE LINE
by F.W. Perry and W.A. Laxon
World Ship Society, UK, 1991
First edition paperback booklet, Mint condition.
No dustwrapper
$16
A short history of the Nourse Line Shipping Company 1889-1979 with an extensive and illustrated fleet list
ISBN 9780905617622
NZI ENTERPRISE STORY
by Digby Taylor
Digby Taylor NZI Enterprise, NZ, 1986
Hardback first edition, mint condition.
Dustwrapper in mint condition.
$16
The full story of the NZ challenge in the 1985-1986 Whitbread Round-the-World Race
ISBN 978086470027x
OCEAN LINERS 1984 - VOLUME ONE
by Bob Fildes
SeaRail Productions Sydney 1984
Good condition. Inside has minimal discolouration and foxing. Binding good at present but vulnerable. Card covers are slightly age discoloured with a little curling on the corners. No tears, and spine in good condition.
$20
A study of ocean-going ships worldwide covering passenger and cruising ships, container ships, roll/on and roll/off ships and cargo liners.
OCEAN SHIPS
by Bert Moody
Ian Allan Ltd London, 1974
Hardback fifth edition. Very good condition. A little discolouration, especially on the endpapers, but inside is clean and tidy. Some slight splits in the back endpaper hinge.
Dustwrapper is in a plastic cover. A little discolouration.
$18
The fleet lists of many of the principal ocean-going merchant shipping companies of the world can be seen at a glance. This edition has an addition section dealing with cruise ships which are not covered in the main fleet lists. There are nearly 300 illustrations, the majority being of modern ships thus giving a wide representative selection of ships of the day.
OCEAN SHIPS
by Bert Moody
Ian Allan Ltd, London, 1971
Hardback fourth edition. The book is in very good structural condition with no bumping, or rubbing and the binding is good. There is very slight browning on the page edging and endpapers including small tape marks from the plastic dustwrapper wrapping, but the internal pages are clean and bright in as new condition.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition wrapped in plastic for protection.
$18
The fleet lists of many of the principal ocean-going merchant shipping companies of the world can be seen at a glance. This edition has an addition section dealing with cruise ships which are not covered in the main fleet lists. There are nearly 300 illustrations, the majority being of modern ships thus giving a wide representative selection of ships of the day.
ISBN 9780711002142
OCEAN SHIPS
by Bert Moody
Ian Allan, London, UK, 1974
Hardback fifth edition. The book is in very good structural condition with no bumping, or rubbing and the binding is good. There is very slight browning on the page edging but the internal pages are clean and bright in as new condition.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition wrapped in plastic for protection.
$18
The fleet lists of many of the principal ocean-going merchant shipping companies of the world can be seen at a glance. This edition has an addition section dealing with cruise ships which are not covered in the main fleet lists. There are nearly 300 illustrations, the majority being of modern ships thus giving a wide representative selection of ships of the day.
ISBN 9780711005613
OCEAN TANKERS
by H.M. Le Fleming
Ian Allan Ltd, London, UK, 1958
Fourth revised edition paperback booklet. Some slight rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$15
Ian Allan's "ABC series" of ship reference books including shipping company, name, gross tonnage, etc and many photos in a handy little pocketbook size.
OTAGO HARBOUR - CURRENTS OF CONTROVERSY
by Gavin McLean
Otago Harbour Board 1985
Very good condition. Blue leather bound, gilt titles on spine are clean and bright. No tears or bumping. Inside is clean and bright with minimal age discolouration and no foxing.
$38
This is an independent, critical history of the Port of Otago by well known historian Gavin McLean. It is a highly readable account of a beautiful harbour and its often romantic past.
OUT OF AUCKLAND - A SURVEY OF THE COMMERCIAL SAILING CRAFT BUILT IN THE AUCKLAND PROVINCE AND IN PARTICULAR THOSE SAILING OUT OF AUCKLAND WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THEIR TRADE
by Clifford Hawkins
C.W. Hawkins Auckland 1960
Good condition, ex Ship and Marine Society Library with library pocket remains on back endpaper, and stamp on both endpapers, the title page, and a few randomly throughout. Inside is clean and bright with minimal discolouration and little or no foxing.
Dustwrapper is on thin paper, browned, heavily chipped and torn, but carefully repaired.
Signed by author
$32
In compiling this book Clifford Hawkins put his accumulated personal knowledge, plus the results of extensive research, to good use and good purpose. His associations were practical as well as knowledge-based, for he sailed on the scow Rangi and brigantine Aratapu, the former being the last commercial sailing vessel based in Auckland. However, his story begins with the small sailing craft built for the missions in the Bay of Islands in the early 1800s. Consequently, with coastal shipping the main means of communication and transport in early NZ, shipbuilding was quickly established, with many yards located in harbours and on rivers throughout the Auckland province, but mainly in Auckland and on the Kaipara Harbour where fine schooners for coastal, trans-Tasman and South Pacific service were built. The last of these ships took the water in the early years of the 1900s. The author has compiled an unembellished, but vivid and comprehensive account, complemented with an outstanding collection of illustrations, showing the ships and the men who built and sailed them in his expansive and interesting story of the golden age of the small sailing ships operating Out of Auckland
PACIFIC LINERS 1927-72
by Frederick Emmons
Leonard Fullerton Auckland 1973
Very good condition. Inside is extremely clean and tidy, lightly foxed on top of page block.
Dustwrapper has slight bumping on corners and top of spine.
$25
This survey of liners operating over the Pacific from 1927 to 1972 covers sea travel regular services at their peak and as the end neared for time-table sailings. For the 50 years under study more than 250 ships are noted with 225 illustrated by the author's constant scale profile line drawings. Ships operated by Britain, New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Japan, France, Holland, Italy, Greece and Taiwan are listed. Building dates are from the early 1900s to 1960s. A compact, but comprehensive record of Pacific liner services over their final half-century.
PADDY HENDERSON - THE STORY OF P. HENDERSON AND COMPANY
by Dorothy Laird
George Outram & Co. Ltd 1961
Very good condition. Ship and Marine Society bookplate and remains from library pocket on front endpaper, and library stamps. A little foxing on page block edges, otherwise clean and bright.
Dustwrapper has some bumping and rubbing on top and bottom of spine and corners. 1cm tear on top front corner.
$55
The Clydeside shipping company Patrick Henderson & Co was founded in 1834 by Patrick and his three brothers and operated a fleet of ships sailing between Glasgow, New Zealand and Burma, carrying cargo, the Royal Mail and passengers until 1952. This detailed history of `Paddy Henderson', as the line was affectionately known, also includes a fascinating account of its huge Burmese river fleet, the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company.
PASSENGER SHIPS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 1913-1980 Volume 2
by Peter Plowman
William Collins, Auckland, NZ, 1981
Hardback first edition. The spine has also faded. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges but the pages edges have some foxing and internally the pages are quite clean though a little dull. The binding is good. This is volume 2 only, covering the years 1913 to 1980.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little rubbing and some small (3cm) chips and two repaired 1 cm tears at top and bottom of spine and corners.
$50
A very comprehensive coverage of these vessels providing information on many notable ships. Volume two covers the period 1913-1980. A valuable insight into the growth and development of the passenger trade and with full details of all the shipping companies involved.
ISBN 9780002169959
PHANTOM FLEET - THE SCOWS AND SCOWMEN OF AUCKLAND
by Ted Ashby
A.H. & A.W. Reed 1975
Very Good condition. Large previous owner's inscription on front endpaper, otherwise clean and tidy and binding tight.
Dustwrapper in good condition, multiple small tears top and bottom but none more than 20mm.
$60
Auckland's Phantom Fleet consisted of the little deck scows and hold scows that played so important a part in the building of a great city. Between 1873 and the 1920s, no fewer than 125 of these ketches and schooners were built, the largest being the Niccol masterpiece, the three masted topsail schooner Zingara, 128 feet, launched in 1906. Of all these ships only a handful is still afloat, dieselised travesties of their former graceful selves, their numbers dwindling year by year. This book is their memorial. It brings the ships and their men into sharp focus, the work they did, the hardships they faced - Echo's misadventures, for example, show the pattern: over a period of 35 years she was stranded 11 times, was in 6 collisions, and twice caught fire. Others foundered more than once, or were wrecked outright, but yet, simple and rugged in build, as often as not lived on to sail again another day. The hard labour of pushing loaded shingle barrows up a 14-inch plank on one wheel and one leg: the battles of wits between the scowmen and the crafty merchants, who usually held the winning cards; salty yarns of even saltier characters; the ships themselves, each with her own personality; grim accidents, comic incidents - Ashby gives us all these and at first hand, as he has spent 50 years as scowman, skipper, and a rebuilder of the scows. His 118 photographs form a gallery of interest and his four sea poems tingle with nostalgia. For good measure he has included a comprehensive register of the 125 vessels that are now, alas, no more than a Phantom Fleet.
PIONEERS OF THE SEVEN SEAS
by Alan Villiers
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1956
Good condition. Has had a plastic cover taped over the blurb on the inner flaps leaving tape remnants. Ex library pocket remains on back endpaper. A Jack Churchouse book plate and inscription on front endpaper and Ship and Marine Society library stamps. Foxing on endpaper but interior clean and tidy.
Dustwrapper has bumping and rubbing top and bottom, ex-library label residue on lower spine.
$25
Villiers aims at a general background of the subject of shipping by the individual treatment of the more arresting and important of the pioneers. His pages teem with colourful figures from the true pioneers - the Chinese, the Polynesians, the Indians, the Egyptians, Arabs and Phoenicians - to the Vikings and Henry the Navigator with his school at Sagres, from which all our European sea routes sprang.
PORT LINE - A SUPPLEMENT TO APRIL 2004 - SHIPPING TODAY AND YESTERDAY
A4 booklet, 14 pages, in good condition with no creases or tears.
No dustwrapper.
$10
This supplement traces the ships that sailed under the Port Line flag since the line was formed in 1914
PORT NELSON - GATEWAY TO THE SEA - A HISTORY OF THE NELSON HARBOUR BOARD TO 1978
by W.H. Parr
Nelson Harbour Board 1979
Very good condition, clean and bright inside, no marks, not much age discolouration and no foxing. Binding tight.
Dustwrapper has small amount of bumping and rubbing around spine.
$24
Since 1842 the province and the city of Nelson have depended for their very existence on the efficient functioning of Port Nelson. If port management and development were inadequate, the whole population would be suffering. No wonder, then, that Port affairs have always loomed large in local politics. The book covers the earliest formation of an embryo port authority, navigation, pilotage, the Wellington ferry service, wharves and slipways, the fruit, fishing, timber and mineral industries, and the roles of Mapua and Motueka in Board affairs. Together with the lively text are included over 100 photographs, maps and drawings.
PRIDE IN THEIR PORTS - THE STORY OF THE MINOR PORTS
by John O'C. Ross
Dunmore Press Ltd, Palmerston North, NZ, 1977
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging and the first page.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a little bumping and minor rubbing.
$34
A history of the minor ports of New Zealand that supported the early coastal trade routes.
ISBN 9780908564112
PUT HIM IN THE LONGBOAT
by Doug Edwards
GP Books, Wellington NZ, 1989
First edition paperback. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no staining and with tight binding. A little bumping on corners, but pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$27
An account of the life of Edward Main Chaffers, Master RN, a founder of Wellington and the first harbour master
ISBN 9780477014402
RAIDERS OF THE DEEP
by Lowell Thomas
William Heinemann Ltd. London Crown Library edition 1930
Good condition, some bumping and rubbing at top and bottom of spine and corners. Blue cloth is a little age discoloured. Inside has expected age discolouration and some foxing especially on endpapers and adjacent pages, and page block edges. Binding shaky but intact.
No dustwrapper.
$32
This 1928 bestseller by the internationally renowned journalist Lowell Thomas was the first American account of German submariners to offer a sympathetic, behind-the-scenes look at the men who prowled the English Channel, the Atlantic, and the Mediterranean in U-boats. Thomas was widely known for his news dispatches from the battlefields of World War I. This vivid portrait of undersea warfare revealed details of the new technology. Thomas allows his subjects to tell their stories in their own words, rendering an infinitely interesting look at the challenges of life aboard these early submarines. Their dramatic oral histories tell of Walther Schwieger's sinking of the Lusitania, of the seven U-boat raiders sent to lay mines across the Atlantic and sink merchant ships off the coast of the United States, and of the German U-9 which had been shadowing three British Cruisers patrolling the North Sea torpedoed and sunk all three before breakfast. By mid-morning, the Cruisers Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy lay at the bottom of the North Sea, 1500 British seamen were dead and the triumphant U-boat commander would go on to be made a Knight-Commander of the Iron Cross. The triple sinking caused an outrage at the time and accusations were flung at Prince Louis of Battenburg (the First Sea Lord) and Winston Churchill. A Court of Enquiry followed, but as the pace of the war stepped up and rigorous censorship followed, the incident was all but forgotten. However, the sinking was to reshape tactics for every navy in the world.
RAPIDS AND RIVERBOATS ON THE WANGANUI RIVER
by Robert D. Campbell
Wanganui Newspapers Ltd, 1990
As new condition. Hardback first edition with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper and book are as new, the pages are clean and bright, and the binding probably never opened.
$85
A history of the A. Hatrick and Co. riverboat company from its founding in 1891 to its last steamer's trip in 1958.
ISBN 9780908782012
REDERIAKTIESELSKABET DANNEBROG 1883-1973
by World Ship Society
Rederiaktieselskabet Dannebrog, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1973
First edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight creasing down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with only a little bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$16
A short history of the Rederiaktieselskabet Dannebrog shipping company with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
REMINISCENCES OF A WANDERER
by an Able Seaman (Robert Cunningham Bruce)
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, 1914
Very good condition. First edition. Cloth-spined hardback without dustwrapper in very good condition. Brown printed boards are in fine condition, with almost no bumping to corners, and no bends, stains or tears. Rich brown cloth spine has one tiny (5mm) fray on the front edge, otherwise has almost no signs of wear at all. Binding is tight and straight, and pages are clean bar foxing and a couple pencil notes on the endpapers.
$40
In the 19th century R.C. Bruce spent many years sailing on British, colonial and American merchant ships, interspersed with spells on the Otago and Queensland goldfields. His 1914 memoir, `Reminiscences of a Wanderer' is a ripping yarn of a nomadic labouring life at sea and on land. Born in Scotland in 1843, Bruce went to sea at the age of 14 and spent the next two decades sailing ‘before the mast' (a a deckhand) around the world. He tried his luck on the Otago goldfields in the early 1860s before returning to the sea for a further 15 years, including a spell on the American Great Lakes. His Reminiscences recount tales of saloon brawls on the ‘Barbary Coast', San Francisco's notorious sailortown; a narrow escape from floods on the Arrow River in Otago; ‘bucko' (cruel) officers on Yankee ‘blood boats', including one who shot a crewman; encounters with bushrangers on the Queensland diggings; surviving a bout of malaria in Batavia (Jakarta); a crew terrorised by a deranged, violent shipmate, who disappeared mysteriously at sea one dark night; street battles with knife-wielding Irish 'packet rats' in New York; discussing Shakespeare and the Bible with Japanese shipmates; various sweethearts won and lost; and storms by the dozen.
RICHARDSONS OF NAPIER - A CENTURY OF COASTAL SHIPPING 1859-1959
by S.D. Waters
Richardson and Company Ltd Napier 1959
Good condition, fairly clean and tidy with minor age discolouration and very little foxing.
Dustwrapper age discoloured with bumping top and bottom of spine.
$38
A centenary history of the oldest shipping firm on the New Zealand coast, along with a survey of East Cost shipping, a commentary on pastoral and urban development, and a necessary but sometimes sad record of adventure and misadventure at sea.
RICHARDSONS OF NAPIER - A CENTURY OF COASTAL SHIPPING 1859-1959
by S.D. Waters
Richardson and Company Ltd Napier 1959
Good condition, fairly clean and tidy with minor age discolouration and very little foxing.
Dustwrapper age discoloured with bumping top and bottom of spine.
$38
A centenary history of the oldest shipping firm on the New Zealand coast, along with a survey of East Cost shipping, a commentary on pastoral and urban development, and a necessary but sometimes sad record of adventure and misadventure at sea.
RICHARDSONS OF NAPIER - A CENTENARY OF COASTAL SHIPPING 1859-1959
by S.D. Waters
Richardson and Company, Napier, NZ, 1959
Hardback first edition. The book has some rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. There is some faint foxing and discolouration on the page edging and the first page, and a complimentary presentation plate on the pre-title from the general manage of the firm.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little rubbing and some small (5mm) chips at top and bottom of spine and scattered faint foxing and discolouration throughout.
$38
A centenial history of the Richardson Shipping Company in New Zealand from it's founding in 1859.
RICHARDSONS OF NAPIER - A CENTENARY OF COASTAL SHIPPING 1859-1959
by Gavin McLean and S.V. Lampard (illustrator)
NZ Ship & Marine Society, Wellington NZ, 1989
Hardback first edition. Book is as new, the pages are clean and bright, and the binding probably never opened.
Dustwrapper as new
$45
A history of the Richardsons Shipping Company in Napier New Zealand from it's founding in 1859 to 1989.
ISBN 9780959783423
ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY - NAVIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
by H.T. Lenton
MacDonald London 1968
Good condition. Other than previous owner's stamp on front endpaper is clean and bright throughout, binding very good.
Dustwrapper is torn and there is chipping across top and bottom, and two large chunks out of top and bottom by the spine.
$28
The outbreak of the Second World War found the Royal Netherlands Navy apparently in decline. In the worsening situation which preceded 1940, new ships of all kinds had been authorised, but the effort came to later. The majority of the Dutch fleet, including some uncompleted vessels, withdrew undamaged, and proved a most welcome ally to the hard-pressed British forces. The build of the Royal Netherlands Navy was stationed in the East, where the Dutch colonial interests lay. In the face of Japanese advance in 1941, what survived of the Dutch East Indies Fleet could, again, do nothing but withdraw. But in the long process of Allied recovery the Dutch navy won the highest praise in all quarters.
SAIL IN THE SOUTH - THE GREAT DAYS OF SAIL AROUND AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND - SHIPPING PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EDWARDES COLLECTION
by Ronald Parsons
A.H. & A.W. Reed 1976 Reprint
Very good condition, binding is tight, a little age discolouration, minor foxing on page block and pages adjacent to endpaper, clean and bright.
Dustwrapper good to very good condition, a little bumping at top and bottom of spine, corners are good, some age discolouration.
$28
An amazing collection of sailing vessel photographs from the Edwardes Collection in the South Australian State Library, it depicts the wind ships once numerous in Australian and NZ waters. The eight chapters cover voyages from Britain to the Antipodes, trades and cargoes, savage coasts, ship construction, Australian, NZ and Pacific ports, concluding with a selection of beautiful ship photographs. Parson's text is minimal, but extended captions provide adequate information. In addition to ships, the men who sailed them and life aboard is not overlooked.
SAIL IN THE SOUTH - THE GREAT DAYS OF SAIL AROUND AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND - SHIPPING PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EDWARDES COLLECTION
by Ronald Parsons
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1976
Hardback reprint. The book has only the slightest of rubbing on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the top page edging and moderate foxing on the 2-3 pages adjacent to the endpapers.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little bumping at corners and spine and a few marks on the back.
$28
An amazing collection of sailing vessel photographs from the Edwardes Collection in the South Australian State Library, it depicts the wind ships once numerous in Australian and NZ waters. The eight chapters cover voyages from Britain to the Antipodes, trades and cargoes, savage coasts, ship construction, Australian, NZ and Pacific ports, concluding with a selection of beautiful ship photographs. Parson's text is minimal, but extended captions provide adequate information. In addition to ships, the men who sailed them and life aboard is not overlooked.
ISBN 9780589009575
SAIL TO NEW ZEALAND - THE STORY OF SHAW SAVILL AND CO. 1858-1882
by David Savill
Robert Hale, London, UK, 1986
Hardback first edition. The book is in very good structural condition with no bumping, or rubbing and the binding is very good. There is a little faint browning on the page edging though (especially the top edge) and quite bad foxing on the endpapers.
Dustwrapper is in as new condition.
$42
A History of the ships of Shaw Savill & Co and their voyages from Britain to New Zealand from 1858 to 1882.
ISBN 9780709028091
SAILS BENEATH THE SOUTHERN CROSS
by P.A. Eaddy
A.H. & A.W. Reed Wellington 1954
Very good condition, exterior of covers clean and tidy. Some age discolouration inside and large inscription on front endpaper by previous owner. Binding tight, some minor foxing throughout.
No dustwrapper.
$32
An illustrated history that deals mainly with the old inter-colonial sailing ships which were engaged in the timber trade between New Zealand and Australia. It also covers Schooners, Schooner racing, coastal shipping and has sections on specific ships including Ysabel, Neptune, Northern Chief and the Southern Cross. The author sailed on some of the vessels. A New Zealand sailing ship classic.
SAILS BENEATH THE SOUTHERN CROSS
by P.A. Eaddy
A.H. & A.W. Reed Wellington 1954
1st edition hardback. In quite good condition with no major bumps or rubbing and only very faint fading on spine. Pages inside are mostly clean and bright bar some minimal foxing, mostly on the page edges and an inscription on the title page from the author to D. M. McLennan
No dustwrapper.
$30
An illustrated history that deals mainly with the old inter-colonial sailing ships which were engaged in the timber trade between New Zealand and Australia. It also covers Schooners, Schooner racing, coastal shipping and has sections on specific ships including Ysabel, Neptune, Northern Chief and the Southern Cross. The author sailed on some of the vessels. A New Zealand sailing ship classic.
SALUTE TO SERVICE - A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND CORPS OF TRANSPORT AND ITS PREDECESSORS 1860-1996
by Julia Millen
Victoria University Press, Wellington, NZ, 1997
Paperback first edition in brand new condition.
No dustwrapper
$40
The official Corps history of the RNZCT and its predecessors, the NZASC & RNZASC
ISBN 9780864733240
SALVESEN OF LEITH
by Wray Vamplew
Scottish Academic Press 1975
Very good condition, inside is clean and bright with very little age discolouration and minor foxing on page block edges. Binding tight.
Dustwrapper good, top and bottom bumped and rubbed, and a little chipped but nothing more than 2-3mm. Tear in top right corner, front lower corner of cover is bumped inwards.
$70
Maritime actions dominate the history of Salvesen. The development of the firm is traced from humble beginnings in Leith as a shipbroking agency, virtually a branch of another enterprise, to its position as the owner of a merchant fleet. Besides shipping, the firm was also ivolved in mining, mineral enterprises, tourism, and a paraffin factory in Norway. It was in whaling that diversification really paid off and the second part of the book is devoted to this topic. Salvesen were whalers for nearly seventy years, beginning in the 1890s in the Faroes and the Shetlands, before venturing into the southern hemishere. They were amongst the leading firms in this industry.
SCRAP AND BUILD
by D.C.E. Burrell
World Ship Society, 1983
As new condition. First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright excluding one World Ship Society stamp on the title page.
$18
A short history of The British Shipping (Assistance) Act, 1935 and the ships built under the Scrap & Build and Shipping Loan Schemes of the 1930's with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617290
SD14 - The Great British Shipbuilding Success Story
by John Lingwood
World Ship Society Publications 1976
Booklet, 72 pages. Very good condition, clean and tidy. One 3cm crease on back lower corner of cover, corners slightly bumped. Staples beginning to rust but binding is good.
No dustwrapper.
$30
A short history of the "Plain Jane" SD 14 cargo ships design from the Sunderland shipbuilders Austin & Pickersgill Ltd and other shipbuilders, with an extensive and illustrated fleet list. In the mid 1960s, shipbuilders Austin and Pickersgill designed a basic standardized general-purpose cargo vessel to be built at their Sunderland yard and to be offered to other manufacturers to produce under license. This catalogue contains detailed information and photographs of every SD14 built in English, Scottish, Greek, Brazilian and Argentinian yards.
SD 14 - THE GREAT BRITISH SHIPBUILDING SUCCESS STORY
by John Lingwood
World Ship Society, UK, 1976
First edition paperback booklet. Some creasing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$30
A short history of the "Plain Jane" SD 14 cargo ships design from the Sunderland shipbuilders Austin & Pickersgill Ltd and other shipbuilders, with an extensive and illustrated fleet list. In the mid 1960s, shipbuilders Austin and Pickersgill designed a basic standardized general-purpose cargo vessel to be built at their Sunderland yard and to be offered to other manufacturers to produce under license. This catalogue contains detailed information and photographs of every SD14 built in English, Scottish, Greek, Brazilian and Argentinian yards.
ISBN 9780950004480
SEARCH, FIND AND KILL - COASTAL COMMAND'S U-BOAT SUCCESSES
by Norman L.R. Franks
Aston Publications, England, 1990
Hardback first edition. Book is in near new condition with clean and bright pages, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper as new
$40
This is a history and reconciliation of the Allied U-boat recorded kills, with the German U-boat records of actual loses sustained during World War 2.
ISBN 978094662755x
SECOND DOG WATCH
by Main Royal
Thorsons Publishing Ltd London 1948
Good condition, HB green cloth, gilt titles completely worn away, some bleach spotting on green cloth around edges, otherwise bumped and rubbed but no tears in cloth. Inside the binding is shaky but intact. Endpapers are split at hinges, foxing on endpapers and some throughout, age discolouration.
No dustwrapper.
$12
`Tell us a Yarn, Sailor. Something of places you have seen, men you have met, humorous or otherwise. Ships you have seen abroad at sea anywhere. Anything but army life.' Occasionally when a few or more were together of our happy-go-lucky but efficient men of the 1914-18 war, this request for a sea-story would come. There are not many left of that original battlalion, but a few may read these stories and remember. Another war is over. There are many who would welcome a yarn without reminder of army life. Other than those in `Quiet Sector' the stories are more or less what have been told, and I have been asked to write some of them for publication.
SERVANTS OF THE NORTH
by Cliff Furniss
A.H & A.W. Reed Ltd 1977
Very good condition, binding tight, pages clean and tidy with slight age discolouration throughout.
Dustwrapper has very minimal bumping top and bottom of spine, spine faded.
$35
A history of the heyday of the coastal steamers, when the little ships of the Northern Steam Ship Company carried passengers and cargo to isolated settlements scattered around the small bays and up the tidal creeks of North Auckland and further south as well, to Wanganui, Whakatane and the Coromandel.
SERVANTS OF THE NORTH
by Cliff Furniss
A.H & A.W. Reed Ltd 1977
Hardback first edition. The book has a little rubbing on the top and bottom edges and there is a little browning on the page edging. Inside the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with no bumping, rubbing, chipping or tears.
$35
A history of the heyday of the coastal steamers, when the little ships of the Northern Steam Ship Company carried passengers and cargo to isolated settlements scattered around the small bays and up the tidal creeks of North Auckland and further south as well, to Wanganui, Whakatane and the Coromandel.
ISBN 978058901031x
SERVANTS OF THE NORTH
by Cliff Furniss
A.H & A.W. Reed Ltd 1977
Hardback first edition, signed by author. The book has some rubbing on the top but particularly the bottom edges and spine and there is a little browning on the page edging. Inside the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with no bumping, rubbing, chipping or tears.
$40
A history of the heyday of the coastal steamers, when the little ships of the Northern Steam Ship Company carried passengers and cargo to isolated settlements scattered around the small bays and up the tidal creeks of North Auckland and further south as well, to Wanganui, Whakatane and the Coromandel.
ISBN 978058901031x
SHACKLETON - HIS ANTARCTIC WRITINGS
by Christopher Ralling
British Broadcasting Corporation, London, UK, 1983
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a little rubbing and bumping.
$18
A chronological selection of Shackleton's writings including work from his two books "The Heart of the Antarctic" and "South" as well as previously unpublished poetry, letters to his wife and personal papers that Christopher Ralling researched for the BBC drama based on his life.
ISBN 9780563200847
SHAW SAVILL AND ALBION - THE POST WAR FORTUNES OF A SHIPPING EMPIRE
by Richard P. de Kerbrech
Conway Maritime Press Ltd, 1986
Very good condition. Hardback first edition with dustwrapper in near new condition. Dustwrapper has only slight creasing at corners and top and bottom of spine and the book beneath is in pristine condition, with the pages clean and bright, and the binding as new.
$35
A history of the shipping line Shaw Saville and Albion since WW2 with a complete fleet list up to the date of publication.
ISBN 9780851773931
SHAW SAVILL LINE - ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF TRADING
by Sydney D. Waters
Whitcombe and Tombs 1961
Very good condition, clean and bright, no foxing except on the top page block.
Dustwrapper in good condition, heavily bumped, torn and chipped top and bottom but still intact. The longest tear is 2cm long.
$30
One of the great shipping lines, the expanding fortunes of which have been firmly linked with those of
New Zealand. From the days of the clipper ship of the Albion Line to the merger with Shaw Savill & Co.
Their 20,000 ton Southern Cross was the first round-the-world passenger liner which carried no cargo.
SHAW SAVILL LINE - ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF TRADING
by Sydney D. Waters
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, Christchurch, NZ, 1961
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging and the first page.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with some rubbing and some small (1cm) chips at top and bottom of spine that have been repaired. The dustwrapper hinges on the flap hinges have also been heavily, but carefully taped, but overall the dustwrapper is intact and 99% present.
$28
One of the great shipping lines, the expanding fortunes of which have been firmly linked with those of
New Zealand. From the days of the clipper ship of the Albion Line to the merger with Shaw Savill & Co.
Their 20,000 ton Southern Cross was the first round-the-world passenger liner which carried no cargo.
SHEILA IN THE WIND - A STORY OF A LONE VOYAGE
by Adrian Hayter
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1959
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging and the first page.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little rubbing and some small (1cm) chips at top and bottom of spine.
$18
The classic biography of Hayter's Lone voyage from England to New Zealand via the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and Indonesia.
SHIPS AND SAILORMEN - A Collection of Pen Portraits of Some Australasian Shipmasters and Others Whose Lives Have Been Dedicated to the Sea
by Allan A. Kirk
A.H. & A.W. Reed Wellington 1964
Good to very good condition, clean and bright with very minor foxing throughout and on top and edges of page block.
Dustwrapper is good, heavily chipped by 8mm at top of spine with other minor chipping and tears on corners and bottom of spine is age discoloured as to be expected.
$23
The author has selected a representative group of men who have dedicated their lives to ships and the sea
and given us a lively and accurate account of their adventures in peace and war. The remarkable and romantic history of New Zealand's oldest shipping company, from the formative period of the 1860s right through to the present day, when six fine modern motor vessels of the Anchor Line are playing an important part in the coastal transportation services of their country. Biographies of Australasian Shipmasters including Captain Smith and Captain Young of the 'Monowai' and Captain Irwin of the 'Rangitira' and the 'Wahine'
SHIPS AND SAILORMEN - A Collection of Pen Portraits of Some Australasian Shipmasters and Others Whose Lives Have Been Dedicated to the Sea
by Allan A. Kirk
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1964
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. There is a little faint foxing / browning on the page edging and the endpapers.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little rubbing and bumping.
$23
The author has selected a representative group of men who have dedicated their lives to ships and the sea
and given us a lively and accurate account of their adventures in peace and war. The remarkable and romantic history of New Zealand's oldest shipping company, from the formative period of the 1860s right through to the present day, when six fine modern motor vessels of the Anchor Line are playing an important part in the coastal transportation services of their country. Biographies of Australasian Shipmasters including Captain Smith and Captain Young of the 'Monowai' and Captain Irwin of the 'Rangitira' and the 'Wahine'
SHIPS OF THE CUNARD LINE
by Frank E. Dodman
Adlard Coles Ltd 1955
Small landscape book, good condition, slightly foxed endpapers, slight discolouration throughout.
No dustwrapper.
$18
Well illustrated throughout with photographs, silhouettes, and line drawings. Chapter titles include: The White Star Line; Paddle Steamers 1840-1862, Steel Screw Steamers from 1881, The Coming of the Turbine 1904 and more.
SHIPS OF THE CUNARD LINE
by Frank E. Dodman
Adlard Coles Ltd, 1955
Good condition. Hardback landscape first edition with no dustwrapper. The book has faint foxing and bronwing on the page edging and the endpapers, but the inside pages are mostly clean and bright, and the binding is ok. Very little bumping or rubbing on the spine or corners.
$18
A short history of the Cunard Line with an illustrated fleet list.
SHIPS OF THE HARRISON LINE - A SHIPPING TODAY AND YESTERDAY SUPPLEMENT
A4 booklet, 15 pages, slightly bumped and curled corners. Otherwise in very good condition with no tears. Staples clean and bright, binding good.
$10
This supplement traces the ships that sailed under the Harrison Line flag since the line's beginnings in 1853.
SHIPS OF THE ROYAL MAIL LINES
by Prosper Dowden and G.F. Campbell
Adlard Coles Ltd, 1953
Good condition. Small hardback landscape first edition with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper is in only fair condition with 9 chips in total - the largest 2 cm deep and other tears, as well as a lot of rubbing and wear to the spine and corners. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, and a little fading on the spine where the dustwrapper voids are, and foxed endpapers and page edging. The internal pages are mostly clean and bright, and the binding is ok. A sweet and very servicable copy.
$18
A short history with specifications of ships, line drawings of interior scenes, and variations in funnels. Includes a fleet list
SHIPS OF THE ROYAL MAIL LINES - ROSS SHIP SERIES
by Prosper Dowden and G.F. Campbell (illustrator)
Adlard Coles Ltd 1953
Small landscape book in good condition, age discolouration and light foxing on endpapers amd adjacent pages, and on page block edges. Binding good.
Dustwrapper is heavily torn but has been repaired.
$18
Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and line drawings. Chapter titles include: The First Royal Mail Lines, Successors to the First Fleet, List of Ships of the 20th Century, and more
SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY - A HISTORICAL INDEX - VOLUME 1 - MAJOR SHIPS EXCLUDING TRAWLERS, DRIFTERS, TUGS, ETC
by J.J. Colledge
David and Charles, Newton Abbot, UK, 1979
First edition hardback. Book is in very good condition with only some very light browning to the page edges and endpapers and a portion of its missing dustwrapper gently pasted into the front cover to its detriment. Otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and very tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$60
This volume provides the basic details of some 13,000 ships, the Navy's principal vessels, mostly Navy-built, with their dimensions, builders, dates and fates.
ISBN 978071534353x
SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY - A SUPPLEMENT TO THE HISTORICAL INDEX
by J.J. Colledge
World Ship Society, 1986
Very good condition. First edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$20
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ISBN 9780905617401
SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY - A SUPPLEMENT TO THE HISTORICAL INDEX
by J.J. Colledge
World Ship Society, UK, 1986
First edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise mostly clean and tidy, with very little bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$16

ISBN 9780905617401
SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY
by Michael Burgess
Southern Press Ltd, 1979
Good condition. First edition paperback landscape booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning on cover, otherwise clean and tidy, with no major bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$15
A short history of the "Turret Ships" from the Sunderland shipbuilders William Doxford and Sons with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
SHIPS ON THE AUSTRALIAN, NEW ZEALAND AND ISLANDS REGISTER 1966
WITH A DIRECTORY OF SHIPPING
Marine Press Pty. Ltd Sydney 1966, 11th edition
Small landscape book in canvas cloth, slightly bumped corners and top of spine. Otherwise clean throughout. No foxing, slight chipping on advertising pages p. iv-v and p.118-119 amd p.134-135 where pages have been cut badly at bottom leaving small chips of around 2mm. Page 299 has fountain pen addition to information. Binding is a little loose but intact.
No dustwrapper.
$65
Black and white photographs of many ships. Each listed ship has details of tonnage, builder, owner, dimensions, engines, boilers, and speed.
SHIPWRECK - NEW ZEALAND MARITIME ACCIDENTS
by Douglas Wilkinson
Southern Press Ltd, Wellington, NZ, 1974
First edition landscape paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning on cover including scattered foxing and library tape stain onspine/cover for dewey number but with no major bumping and tight binding. Pages inside are mostly clean and bright with a school stamp on the title page and the remainents of the pocket and slip on the back page and inside cover.
No dustwrapper
$12
A short history of New Zealand shipwrecks.
SHIPWRECK - NEW ZEALAND MARITIME ACCIDENTS
by Douglas Wilkinson
Southern Press Ltd, Wellington, NZ, 1974
First edition landscape paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no major bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright inside.
No dustwrapper
$18
A short history of New Zealand shipwrecks. On hold???
SHOESTRING SHIPPING LINE
by Captain W. Clough Blair
A.H. & A.W. Reed 1967
Good to very good condition, inside is clean and bright with a little foxing on top of page block. Binding excellent.
Dustwrapper has bumping and rubbing on top of spine and corners. One small 1cm tear front cover.
$20
The rehabilitation people gave Clough Blair exactly two hours in which to find a cargo ship for sale, to muster a complete crew of ex-servicemen and to think up a case for a loan with which to buy the ship and launch a shipping line. He was successful. He and his mates defied the marine experts, the financial magnates, the professional pessimists and the Big Brothers of the overseas-owned shipping lines, and launched their little Tasman Shipping Company into prosperous waters. This history follows their fortunes through the highs and lows of the coastal and Tasman cargo trade.
SHOESTRING SHIPPING LINE
by Captain Clough Blair
A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1967
1st edition. Good condition. Hardback with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper is in good condition with some rubbing and bumping particularly at the top and bottom of spine. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging and the first page.
$20
The story of the Tasman Shipping Line of New Zealand.
SOLD EAST - TRADERS, TRAMPS AND TUGS OF CHINESE WATERS
by H.W. Dick and S.A. Kentwell
The Nautical Association of Australia, 1991
Very good condition. Hardback first edition with dustwrapper in near new condition. Dustwrapper has only minor creasing and bumping at corners and top and bottom of spine, and the book beneath is in pristine condition, with the pages clean and bright, and the binding as new.
$425
The companion volume to the more common title "Beancaker to Boxboat - Steamship Companies in Chinese Waters." This very scarce title and is considered to be one of the definitive works on the subject.
ISBN 9780959907947
SONG OF STEAM - A CHRONICLE OF PADDLE STEAMERS AND SCREW STEAMERS IN TASMANIAN WATERS 1832-1939
by Dave O'May
T.J. Hughes, Government Printer Tasmania 1976
Pictorial cloth cover, slight age discoloured with slight rubbing on edges of top and bottom of spine. Otherwise good. Inside is clean and bright. One or two foxing marks on page block.
No dustwrapper.
$22
A record of the steamships which visited Tasmanian waters during the first one hundred years of steam. Well illustrated with black and white photos. Contents include Early Steamers, Paddle Steamer Kangaroo, O'May Bros' Steamer Derwent and much more.
SONG OF STEAM - A CHRONICLE OF PADDLE STEAMERS AND SCREW STEAMERS IN TASMANIAN WATERS 1832-1939
by Dave O'May
T.J. Hughes, Government Printer Tasmania 1976
Pictorial cloth cover, slight age discoloured with slight rubbing on edges of top and bottom of spine. Front cover is slightly bowed. Otherwise good. Inside is clean and bright. Some age discolouration and foxing on page block edges.
No dustwrapper.
$25
A record of the steamships which visited Tasmanian waters during the first one hundred years of steam. Well illustrated with black and white photos. Contents include Early Steamers, Paddle Steamer Kangaroo, O'May Bros' Steamer Derwent and much more.
SONG OF STEAM - A CHRONICLE OF PADDLE STEAMERS AND SCREW STEAMERS IN TASMANIAN WATERS 1832-1939
by Dave O'May
D.G. O'May, Tasmania, Australia, 1976
Hardback first edition with pictorial printed cloth cover. The cover has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, and some general faint browning and marking, but is overall in good clean condition. The internal pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging, and the front endpaper has a deep rubbed out pencil scar on the top right corner.
No dustwrapper
$24
A record of the steamships which visited Tasmanian waters during the first one hundred years of steam. Well illustrated with black and white photos. Contents include Early Steamers, Paddle Steamer Kangaroo, O'May Bros' Steamer Derwent and much more.
SOVIET BLOC MERCHANT SHIPS
by Bruno and Klaus Bock, translated by John A. Broadwin
Jane's Publishing Company, 1981
1st English edition. Good condition. Hardback with no dustwrapper. The book has some rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging. Was originally published in German in 1977 as 'Die Roten Handelsflotten - Die Handelsschiffe der COMECON-Lander'.
$20
A guide covering all the countries whose merchant fleet activities are controlled and directed by the Soviet Union through Comecon. Contains an extensive alphabetical index of the ships.
ISBN 0710601433
SOVIET PASSENGER SHIPS 1917-1977
by E.A. Wilson
World Ship Society, UK, 1978
First edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$15
A short history of the Soviet Passenger Ship Fleet with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617045
STEAM ON THE WAITEMATA
by W.W. Stewart
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1972
Hardback first edition. The book is in very good structural condition with no bumping, or rubbing and the binding is good. There is foxing on the page edging though (especially the top edge) and on the 2-3 pages adjacent to the endpapers.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition wrapped in plastic for protection.
$26
A brief history of the steam ferries of Auckland Harbour, beautifully illustrated throughout with W. W. Stewart's paintings.
ISBN 978058900719x
STEAMERS IN THE SOUTH - THE GREAT DAYS OF STEAM AROUND AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
by Ronald Parsons
Rigby Ltd, Australia, 1979
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and fading on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the top page edging.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little bumping at corners and spine.
$24
Ausralia and New Zealand were very early users of steam navigation. In Australia, The "Sophia Jane" began to ply coastal waters in 1831, and by the end of the decade a number of steam navigation companies had been formed. The paddler "Juno" made the first trans-Tasman voyage under steam in 1847, and the "Governor Wynyard" the first steamer to be built in NZ, was launched on Christmas Eve 1851. The great day of sail were still in full bloom, but surely and slowly, steamers took over from sail. They had the supreme advantage of being independent of the wind.
ISBN 9780727008927
STENA 1939-1989
by W.J. Harvey
Stena AB, Sweden, 1989
Hardback, first limited edition. Book is in near new condition, with pages that are clean and bright. This was a limited print run of 4000 copies (not numbered) and is a very attractively bound book.
Dustwrapper in near new condition.
$50
A general history of the marine interests of the Stena AB group in Sweden, which includes complete ship histories to June 1989.
ISBN 9789185786411
STEPHENS, SUTTON LIMITED - MONOGRAPH No. 8
by John Lingwood and Leonard Gray
World Ship Society 1983
68 page booklet, blue card covers, slight bumping at top of spine. Otherwise crisp and unpressed. Clean and bright inside and binding is tight with slight rust beginning on staples. Slight foxing on central glossy photographic pages.
No dustwrapper.
$20
A standard World Ship Society history, listing all the vessels owned and managed by this Newcastle based firm.
STEWART ISLAND'S KAIPIPI SHIPYARD AND THE ROSS SEA WHALERS
by J.P.C. Watt
J.P.C. Watt, Havelock North, NZ, 1989
Hardback first edition, signed by author. The book has the slightest of browning on the top page edges from dust, but the pages including endpapers inside are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in as new condition and has been wrapped in book plastic for protection.
Dustwrapper as new
$350
The definitive work on the Ross Sea Whaling Company's nine expeditions from 1924-1933 and the base and shipyards they used at Kaipipi on Stewart Island, New Zealand. The result is a classic study in industrial archaeology, painstakingly researched, and including a thorough description of the shipyard at its zenith and what remains of it today. This attractively laid-out book will appeal to anyone interested in modern whaling history.
ISBN 9780959771913
SUMMER CRUISE - THE GRAND PLEASURE TRIP OF THE SS NGAPUHI ALONG THE
NORTHERN COAST OF NEW ZEALAND
by David Johnson
David Bateman Ltd 1983
Signed by a large number of NZ shipping history figures, and dedicated to Joe Henry, co-founder of the New Zealand Ship and Marine Society
First edition A4 paperback. Almost no bumping or rubbing, pristine. Inside some slight age discolouration, otherwise excellent.
No dustwrapper
$15
From 1904 to 1908 the Northern Steam Ship Company of NZ ran annual nine-day cruises along the north eastern coast of the North Island with its steamer Ngapuhi. These almost forgotten ventures were recalled by the author in 1983 when he reconstructed the adventures of the 50 or so passengers who made these adventurous voyages, exploring islands, harbours, a cable station, isolated settlements and bays with historic associations to the founding of the nation. The cruise is recounted chronologically with short text accompanied by wonderfully evocative photographs showing the fashions, pastimes, ship and shoreside activities of the passengers. Other chapers look at the passengers, the food, the ship and her crew - in all, a cruise to nostalgia.
SUMMER CRUISE - THE GRAND PLEASURE TRIP OF THE SS NGAPUHI ALONG THE
NORTHERN COAST OF NEW ZEALAND AND THE MAGNIFICENT SIGHTS BOTH ASHORE AND AFLOAT
by David Johnson
David Bateman Ltd, Auckland, NZ, 1983
First edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$15
From 1904 to 1908 the Northern Steam Ship Company of NZ ran annual nine-day cruises along the north eastern coast of the North Island with its steamer Ngapuhi. These almost forgotten ventures were recalled by the author in 1983 when he reconstructed the adventures of the 50 or so passengers who made these adventurous voyages, exploring islands, harbours, a cable station, isolated settlements and bays with historic associations to the founding of the nation. The cruise is recounted chronologically with short text accompanied by wonderfully evocative photographs showing the fashions, pastimes, ship and shoreside activities of the passengers. Other chapers look at the passengers, the food, the ship and her crew - in all, a cruise to nostalgia.
ISBN 9780908410173
TANKER FLEET - THE WAR STORY OF THE SHELL TANKERS AND THE MEN WHO MANNED THEM
by Stanton Hope and Ronald Searle (illustrator)
The Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company, London, 1949
Hardback with printed boards and red cloth spine. Corners have slight bumping and rubbing, and endpapers have some foxing. Otherwise this is a beautiful copy, in very good condition.
No dustwrapper
$55
This second reprint of volume 1 in the Shell War Achievements series details the history, casualties, fleet lists and enemy action of the Shell Tankers in World War Two.
T.E.V. WAHINE - REPORT OF COURT AND ANNEX THERETO - NOVEMBER 1968
Government Printers 1968
Good condition, clean and tidy covers, bumping throughout on edges. Spine has quite a bit of rubbing on edges and a tear at the back top of spine. Binding is clean and tidy. Tape stain on front and back inner hinges. Previous owner's name inside front cover.
No dustwrapper
$24
The formal investigation ordered by the Minister of Marine into the sinking of the T.E.V. Wahine on 10th April 1968. The inquiry was held at Wellington from 25th June to 1st August 1968.
T.E.V. WAHINE - REPORT OF COURT AND ANNEX THERETO - NOVEMBER 1968
Government Printers 1968
Fair to good condition, blue paper cover with chips and creases to corners and chips and rubbing to spine. A 1cm tear on lower front of spine repaired. A couple small marks on front cover and small tear on back lower corner. Inside has some discolouration and some minor foxing throughout. Corners are bumped and curled a little throughout. Binding tight.
No dustwrapper
$22
The formal investigation ordered by the Minister of Marine into the sinking of the T.E.V. Wahine on 10th April 1968. The inquiry was held at Wellington from 25th June to 1st August 1968.
T.E.V. WAHINE - REPORT OF COURT AND ANNEX THERETO - NOVEMBER 1968
by A.R. Shearer
Government Print, 1968
1st edition. Fair condition. Paperback booklet. Some rubbing and splitting of the paper cover down spine, and bumping/creasing to corners. Otherwise mostly clean and tidy, with tight binding. Pages are browned along the page edges with some browning and spotting inside.
$24
The formal investigation ordered by the Minister of Marine into the sinking of the T.E.V. Wahine on 10th April 1968. The inquiry was held at Wellington from 25th June to 1st August 1968.
THE ANNUAL DOG WATCH - THE JOURNAL OF THE SHIPLOVERS' SOCIETIES OF AUSTRALIA - NO. 9, 1952
by S. Strom (editor) and the Shiplovers' Society of Victoria
Shiplovers' Society of Victoria, Australia, 1952
First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$14
Includes: 'Island Incidents', by Capt A J D McArthur, 'Fortune of War' by Sir James Bisset, 'The Fate of the "Loch Nevis"' by Capt H D Montevideo, 'The End of the "Huia"' by Clifford Hawkins, 'Discovery of Tasmania' by Capt H O'May, and more.
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL LINE - HISTORY AND FLEET LIST 1956-1981
by Robin Clark, Rex Lindsay and Doug Robertson
World Ship Society, 1982
Very good condition. First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$18
. A short history of the Australian National Shipping Line 1956-1981 with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617237
THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC
by John Costello and Terry Hughes
Collins, 1977
Good condition. Hardback first edition with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper is in good condition with very little rubbing or bumping and only one small (5mm) chip at the top rear of spine. The book also has very little rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and corner, and the pages are clean and bright. The binding is good, though there is browning on the page edging.
$28
Research in American, German, and British archives and numerous interviews substantiate a comprehensive account of the hostilities in the Atlantic, from 1939 to 1945, between Germany's U-boats and Allied naval forces
ISBN 978(0)0021604810
THE `CAINE' MUTINY
by Herman Wouk
Jonathan Cape London 1953 Reprint
Good condition, age discoloured but otherwise clean and tidy. Has previous owner's name and address on illustrated front endpaper.
Dustwrapper torn and bumped top and bottom of spine, and corners, with minor chips.
$12
A fictional account of the troubles on a USN destroyer-minesweeper in the Pacific in 1943-1944, and the court-martial that followed.
THE CENTENARY OF THE STOOMVAART MAATSCHAPPIJ `NEDERLAND' 1870-1970
by G.J. de Boer
World Ship Society, UK, 1970
First edition paperback booklet. Clean and tidy, with some rubbing and browning to the spine and one 1 cm neatly repaired tear at the top of the spine, but no major bumping and with tight binding. Pages are clean and tidy and a previous owners name has been twinked out on the pre-title page.
No dustwrapper
$20
A short history of the Stoomvaart Maatschappij "Nederland" Shipping Company 1870-1970 with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
THE CHINA CLIPPERS
by Basil Lubbock
James Brown & Son (Glasgow) Ltd. 1922, Fifth Edition
HB blue cloth cover, boards clean and bright although bumped and rubbed at corners, and top and bottom of spine. Spine discoloured and faded. Inside binding is good and tight. Foldout at back is intact and in good condition. Endpapers in good condition but foxing and age discolouration throughout.
No dustwrapper.
$30
The tea races by the China Clippers charging back from Asia to Great Britain in the mid-1800s are one of the legends of seafaring, with names such as Thermopyla, Aerial and Cutty Sark remaining familiar today. There were also the American tea clippers - Flying Cloud, being the most notable, and there was competition between ships of the two nations. Lubbock was foremost of writers recording the days when sail ruled the oceans and his history of the China ships, their races, the skippers, the crews, and, of course, the ships and their ports, is recorded here in great detail.
THE CLIPPER SHIP ERA - AN EPITOME OF FAMOUS AMERICAN AND BRITISH CLIPPER SHIPS, THEIR OWNERS, BUILDERS, COMMANDERS, AND CREWS 1843-1869
by Arthur H. Clark
G.P. Putnam's Sons 1911
Green cloth cover, bumped and rubbed to bottom of spine and corners. Othewise in good condition. Wellington Harbour Board bookplate, front endpaper hinge repair. Back endpaper very good, binding tight, age discolouration but very little foxing throughout.
No dustwrapper.
$34
The Clipper Ship Era began in 1843 as a result of the growing demand for a more rapid delivery of tea from China; continued under the stimulating influence of the discovery of gold in California and Australia in 1849 and 1851, and ended with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.
THE CRUISE OF THE KATE
by Empson Edward Middleton
Rupert Hart-Davis London 1953
No. 23 in the Mariners Library
Good condition, bookplate, age discolouration and occasional foxing throughout, binding tight.
Dustwrapper has bumping and rubbing top and bottom of spine. Moderate chipping top and bottom of spine.
$24
This is a day-to-day account of a single-handed voyage, in 1869, round England, undertaken by a man who had little previous knowledge of small-boat sailing but needed to distract his mind after translating into rhymed verse the first two books of the Aeneid. Middleton chose to make the voyage as it was as difficult an enterprise as he could think of. It is notable today due to the small size of the vessel, and the fact that he visited under very difficult conditions many of the harbours and anchorages that we use today, and many others that we take care to avoid. He sailed from the Thames, South about, crossing to Ireland, thence to the Clyde, to Bowline, by canal to Grangemouth, and down the East Coast to the Thames.
THE CRUISE OF THE KATE
by Empson Edward Middleton
Rupert Hart-Davis London 1953
No. 23 in the Mariners Library
Good condition, bookplate, age discolouration and occasional foxing throughout, binding tight.
Dustwrapper has bumping and rubbing top and bottom of spine. Minimal chipping top and bottom of spine.
$24
This is a day-to-day account of a single-handed voyage, in 1869, round England, undertaken by a man who had little previous knowledge of small-boat sailing but needed to distract his mind after translating into rhymed verse the first two books of the Aeneid. Middleton chose to make the voyage as it was as difficult an enterprise as he could think of. It is notable today due to the small size of the vessel, and the fact that he visited under very difficult conditions many of the harbours and anchorages that we use today, and many others that we take care to avoid. He sailed from the Thames, South about, crossing to Ireland, thence to the Clyde, to Bowline, by canal to Grangemouth, and down the East Coast to the Thames.
THE CRUISE OF THE TEDDY
by Erling Tambs
Rupert Hart-Davis London 1949
No. 5 in the Mariners Library
Good condition, Wellington Harbour Board plate and previous owner's inscription. Age discoloured with minor foxing throughout especially on page block edges.
Dustwrapper has chips and small tears top and bottom especially at the spine. Minor chipping top and bottom of spine. Chipped on top corners upto 10-15mm.
$20
Teddy was a Colin Archer type double-ended Norwegian sailing pilot and rescue boat. Tambs and his wife sailed Teddy from Oslo down the European Coast to Madeira, the Canaries, Aruba & Curacao, and through the Panama Canal to the Cocos Islands, the Marquesas, the Society Islands, Samoa and New Zealand between August 1928 and January 1931. In February 1932 Teddy drifted onto some rocks and was lost.
THE CRUISE OF THE TEDDY
by Erling Tambs
Rupert Hart-Davis London 1949
No. 5 in the Mariners Library
Good condition, Wellington Harbour Board plate and previous owner's inscription. Age discoloured with minor foxing throughout especially on page block edges.
Dustwrapper has chips and small tears top and bottom especially at the spine. Moderate to substantial chipping top and bottom of spine between 5-10mm missing. Chipped on top corners upto 10-15mm.
$20
Teddy was a Colin Archer type double-ended Norwegian sailing pilot and rescue boat. Tambs and his wife sailed Teddy from Oslo down the European Coast to Madeira, the Canaries, Aruba & Curacao, and through the Panama Canal to the Cocos Islands, the Marquesas, the Society Islands, Samoa and New Zealand between August 1928 and January 1931. In February 1932 Teddy drifted onto some rocks and was lost.
THE DEN LINE - BARRIE AND NAIRN
by D.C.E. Burrell
World Ship Society, 1990
As new condition. First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$15
A short history of the Den Line with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617592
THE DOG WATCH #48 - RESTORATION OF SHIPS IN AUSTRALIA
by Shiplovers' Society of Australia
Shiplovers' Society of Australia, Victoria, Australia, 1991
First edition paperback. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, slightly bumped at the top of spine, but otherwise almost as new with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$20
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THE EAGLE TANKERS
By Michael Crowdy
World Ship Society, 1966
Good condition. First edition paperback booklet, (12 pages plus printed cover). Some rubbing and marking on covers and the spine on the cover page has been carefully taped where it was splitting down the fold, but the staples and staple holes are clean and tidy and free of rust. Pages are a little discoloured but are free of tears, chipping and bumping.
$45
A short history of the Eagle Oil Transport Company with a fleet list.
THE ELDER DEMPSTER FLEET HISTORY 1852-1985
by James E. Cowden and John O.C. Duffy
Mallett & Bell Publications 1986
Good condition, binding tight especially for a heavy book. Light age discolouration and little or no foxing. A hevy book.
Dustwrapper with minor bumping and rubbing top and bottom of spine and corners.
$100
This major work provides a full history of the Elder Dempster Lines together with details of the 586 ships that it owned between 1852 and 1956. To the basic statistical data, the authors have added significant episodes of the ships careers. More than 600 illustrations include photographs, passenger accommodation plans, cargo stowage plans, and reproductions of historical documents ranging from a logbook of the 1850s to accounts of voyages in the 1970s.
THE ELINGAMITE AND ITS TREASURE
by Wade Doak
Hodder and Stoughton, 1969
Very good condition. Hardback first edition with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little bumping and some general browning. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and tidy, and the binding is very good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging and the first page.
$32
A history of the Elingamite, a passenger steamer on a run from Sydney to Auckland that was wrecked on one of the Three Kings Islands in 1902, and the treasure hunt for the cargo that followed.
ISBN 9780340107774
THE ENTENTE UPON THE SEAS - HISTORICAL ROMANCE TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH
by Paul Chack and L.B. Denman (translator)
Imprimerie Vaillant-Carmanne Liége 1928
This is a really scarce book, possibly the only one for sale online at present including e-book downloads.
In fair condition for a cheap contemporary binding. Smoke damaged. Green paper cover with cloth spine. Spine is fairly brittle with splits at top, heavily discoloured. Gilt titles on front cover are worn and green paper cover edges rubbed. Page block heavily smoke damaged. Original blue endpapers have small smoke damage but otherwise good condition. Binding is a bit skew but tight considering original quality. Pages clean and tidy.
No dustwrapper.
$80
This book is a translation of `On Se Bat Sur Mer,' or `Sea Fights,' which was published in 1927 and awarded the Literary Prize for that year. The author Commandant Chack of the Historical Department of the French Admiralty produced an engrossing volume based on incidents in the Great War. He shows the three great allied navies: British, Italian and French, raising, side-by-side, the formidable floating barricade; set up against the limitless ambitions of continental tyrants. Part One gives a graphic account of the exploits of Nord-Caper, a trawler engaged in hunting submarines, and touches on the French cruiser Submarine Sercouf. Part Two covers naval battles off German East Africa including the search and destruction of the Koenisberg among the mangrove swamps of the Rutigi River. And Part Three features the saving of the Suez Canal by the French Navy and seaplanes in February 1915 after an assault by the Turks.
THE FERRIES OF SYDNEY
by Graeme Andrews
Trident Publishing Pty. Ltd. 1969
PB booklet, 56 pages, buffed and ruhbed at spine and corners but overall clean and tidy condition. Inside is fairly well foxed and age discoloured throughout but other wise clean and tidy.
$15
The Ferries were originally a main-stay of transportation around Sydney and up the Parramatta River inland; with many historical photographs, both in colour and black and white.
THE FIGHTING TRAMPS - THE MERCHANT NAVY GOES TO WAR
by Bernard Edwards
Robert Hale, London 1989
1st edition, hardback, nearly as new, with only a little bumping at corners and spine. The pages are clean and bright, and the binding tight and tidy.
Dustwrapper nearly as new.
$40
From the earliest days of the Second World War, Hitler's U-Boats were unleashed with the mission of sinking as much Allied merchant tonnage as possible. From the sinking of the Glasgow-based ship Olivegrove by U-23, to the end of hostilities six years later officers and seamen of the Merchant Marine played a key role in winning the war by their blatant disregard of the risks from Axis forces. The most dangerous were the U-Boats working unseen but there were also surface raiders and aircraft. All too often the result was the loss of ship, cargo and, tragically, crew. But as described in this excellent book great gallantry against overwhelming odds brought rewards and surprising results. We learn of acts of both chivalry and brutal activity by the enemy. The actions described in this book are varied but always make for excellent reading.
ISBN 9780709037023
THE GOLDEN CROSS LINE - OWEN AND WATKIN WILLIAMS OF CARDIFF
by David Jenkins
World Ship Society, Kendal, UK, 1991
First edition paperback. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$18
A short history of the The Golden Cross Line of Cardiff with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617614
THE GORTHON SHIPPING COMPANIES 1915-1985
by Kjell A. Axelson and Tomas Johannesson
World Ship Society, 1985
1st edition, Very good condition. First edition paperback. Some rubbing and slight creasing down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$18
A short history of the Gorthon Shipping Companies with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 0905617363
THE GREAT WHITE FLEET
by John H. Melville
Vantage Press 1976
Very good condition, very clean and tidy, small staining and foxing on white endpapers and top of page block. Otherwise clean and bright and binding tight.
Dustwrapper very good, very slight bumping and rubbing top and bottom of spine.
$80
This book records the histories of the ships that made up the United Fruit Company's Great White Fleet. Although it chronicles the growth of the banana industry in the tropical regions of the Western Hemisphere, it is an important footnote to social history and a compendium of short sketches dealing with adventure on the seas.
THE HARBOUR BOARD COLLECTION WELLINGTON 1880-1980
Wellington Harbour Board 1980
Very good condition, landscape, card covers, slight fading on spine but no major bumping or rubbing. The inside is clean and bright, binding is tight.
$18
A centennial history of the Wellington Harbour Board chronicling the achievements of the early pioneers, statesmen, members and officers of the Board, whose vision judgement and courage laid the foundations of the Port and Board today.
THE HARBOUR BOARD COLLECTION - WELLINGTON 1880-1980
by Wellington Harbour Board
Wellington Harbour Board, Wellington, NZ, 1980
First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright although the page edges are slightly browned.
No dustwrapper
$18
A centennial history of the Wellington Harbour Board chronicling the achievements of the early pioneers, statesmen, members and officers of the Board, whose vision judgement and courage laid the foundations of the Port and Board today.
ISBN 978908582447
THE HARBOUR FERRIES OF AUCKLAND
by David Balderston
Grantham House 1986
Paperback, card covers, slight fading on spine, no major bumping or rubbing on corners or spine. Inside is clean and bright, binding is tight.
$22
When the first cars crossed the new Auckland Harbour Bridge in May 1959, many feared that this meant the end of the ferries which for a century, had carried thousands of Aucklanders across the Waitemata Harbour. Happily this was not to be.
THE HARBOUR FERRIES OF AUCKLAND
by David Balderston
Grantham House, 1986
1st edition. Hardback with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper is in as new condition with only the slightest bumping on the bottom of the spine and no or rubbing. The book and binding are as new, and the pages are clean and bright.
$32
A history of the many ferries that cross Auckland harbour by a previous ferry master.
ISBN 1869340051
THE HISTORY OF PORT NELSON
by Ruth Allan
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd Wellington 1954
Good condition, age discoloured, otherwise clean and tidy. Some foxing on page edges. Previous owner stamp on front endpaper and on top page block edge. A little foxing on page edges.
Dustwrapper poor with large portions of front cover missing and replaced with tape.
$24
This history of Port Nelson was produced to mark the 50th anniversary of the harbour board formation in 1901, although shipping activity at Nelson had begun much earlier when it was recognised as being important to settlement by the New Zealand Company in 1841. Those early years are thoroughly traversed by the author to include the numerours small craft that provided coastal services, to those that travelled further afield within the NZ enviroment to the larger ships with overseas origins. Engineering challenges faced by the harbour board, and its predecessors, are also covered as is the social and economic importance of the port to Nelson's urban and provincial areas.
THE LIBERTY SHIPS - THE HISTORY OF THE `EMERGENCY' TYPE OF CARGO SHIPS
CONSTRUCTED IN THE UNITED STATES DURING WORLD WAR II
by L.A. Sawyer and W.H. Mitchell
David & Charles Newton Abbot 1973 Revised edition
HB A4, very good condition, binding tight, pages clean and bright, a little foxing on top of page block edges.
Dustwrapper is slightly age discoloured with slight bumping at top and bottom of spine and corners. No tears.
$50
The classic study of the famous `Emergency Type' freighters built in incredibly short times in US yards in WWII remains as highly regarded today as when first published in 1970. Built on prefabricated, production-line principles, more that 2700 of the ships entered service at a time when German U-Boats were decimating Allied merchant fleets. While intended to have a limited life span, when hostilities ended they were a key component in reconstituting the shipping operations of many countries and some went on trading up to the 1980s, although numbers rapidly declined from the 1960s. The book covers the concept, development, production, operational use, modification for specialised roles and post-war service. Each ship is listed under its yard number, original name, completion date, engine maker, history and name changes, fate, as well as other pertinent detail. This 1973 revised edition updates information subsequent to the first edition of 1970.
THE LIBERTY SHIPS - THE HISTORY OF THE `EMERGENCY' TYPE CARGO SHIPS CONSTRUCTED IN THE UNITED STATES DURING WORLD WAR II
by W.H. Mitchell and L.A. Sawyer
Lloyd's of London Press Ltd in conjunction with The National Liberty Ship Memorial, the SS `Jeremiah O'Brien,' San Francisco, USA, 1985
Second edition paperback of the revised 1973 reprint. Some rubbing and bumping to deges and corners and a slight browning down spine, front cover and page edges, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding - spine has a very slight curve to it. Pages are clean and bright
No dustwrapper
$28
The classic study of the famous `Emergency Type' freighters built in incredibly short times in US yards in WWII remains as highly regarded today as when first published in 1970. Built on prefabricated, production-line principles, more that 2700 of the ships entered service at a time when German U-Boats were decimating Allied merchant fleets. While intended to have a limited life span, when hostilities ended they were a key component in reconstituting the shipping operations of many countries and some went on trading up to the 1980s, although numbers rapidly declined from the 1960s. The book covers the concept, development, production, operational use, modification for specialised roles and post-war service. Each ship is listed under its yard number, original name, completion date, engine maker, history and name changes, fate, as well as other pertinent detail. This 1973 revised edition updates information subsequent to the first edition of 1970.
ISBN 9781850440492
THE LINE THAT DARED - A HISTORY OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY -
A CENTENARY
by Gordon McLauchlan
Four Star Books 1987
Very good condition, inside is clean and bright, binding tight, a little foxing on top of page block.
Dustwrapper with slight bumping on corners and top and bottom of spine.
$38
This history of the Union Steam Ship Company (USSCo) was published to record the centennial of the line, which was founded in 1875. The Union Company, as it was popularly known, grew to be a major shipping enterprise, with its ships trading mainly on the NZ and Australian coasts, trans-Tasman, with trans-Pacific liner services, trading to Asian and Indian ports, establishing a NZ internal airline just prior to WWI and known as Union Airways. The company operated ferry services between the North and South Islands and its house flag was well known in the islands of the South Pacific. It was the largest shipping company in the southern hemisphere and by the time of its centennial had owned and operated more that 300 ships. It served the Allied cause well through both World Wars, losing ships in both. At the time of its centennial the company was beginning to expereince the effects of the technological revolution in the shipping industry, with many of its post-WWII replacement ships becoming out-dated, there were major changes in ownership and trading patterns and gradually fleet numbers declined until by late in the century the great days of the USSCo were already past and by the Milllenium the fleet list which had totalled about 350 ships was closed. The Union Company which had been so vital the NZ economy, been the largest private employer and whose ships often became houshold names went the way of so many famous and long-lived shipping lines.
THE LINE THAT DARED - A HISTORY OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY -
A CENTENARY
by Gordon McLauchlan
Four Star Books 1987
Very good condition, inside is clean and bright, binding tight, a little foxing on top of page block.
Dustwrapper with slight bumping on corners and top and bottom of spine.
$38
This history of the Union Steam Ship Company (USSCo) was published to record the centennial of the line, which was founded in 1875. The Union Company, as it was popularly known, grew to be a major shipping enterprise, with its ships trading mainly on the NZ and Australian coasts, trans-Tasman, with trans-Pacific liner services, trading to Asian and Indian ports, establishing a NZ internal airline just prior to WWI and known as Union Airways. The company operated ferry services between the North and South Islands and its house flag was well known in the islands of the South Pacific. It was the largest shipping company in the southern hemisphere and by the time of its centennial had owned and operated more that 300 ships. It served the Allied cause well through both World Wars, losing ships in both. At the time of its centennial the company was beginning to expereince the effects of the technological revolution in the shipping industry, with many of its post-WWII replacement ships becoming out-dated, there were major changes in ownership and trading patterns and gradually fleet numbers declined until by late in the century the great days of the USSCo were already past and by the Milllenium the fleet list which had totalled about 350 ships was closed. The Union Company which had been so vital the NZ economy, been the largest private employer and whose ships often became houshold names went the way of so many famous and long-lived shipping lines.
THE PAMIR
by Jack Churchouse
Millwood Press Wellington 1978
Signed by the author with a dedication to Joe Henry, co-founder of the New Zealand Ship and Marine Society.
Very good condition. Inside is clean and tidy, little or no foxing even on page edges. Binding is tight. Superb.
Dustwrapper very good, almost no bumping, and no tears.
$160
The Pamir Under the New Zealand Ensign. The Pamir, a four-masted barque flying the Finnish flag, sailed into New Zealand waters at a time, during the Second World War, when her country was entering enemy status. Taken in prize, she became a puzzle and a challenge to a country at war whose lifelines stretched across vast oceans; shipping space was urgently needed but a windjammer? Sail was an anachronism. This is the story of how the New Zealand Government, in partnership with one of its historic shipping lines, the Union Steam Ship Company, commissioned and sailed the sturdy vessel between Wellington and North American ports until after the war. Voyages are reconstructed in detail, often using extracts from diaries, letters and masters' reports of the time.
THE PERANO WHALERS OF COOK STRAIT 1911-1964
by Don Grady
A.H. & A.W. Reed Ltd. 1982
Very good condition. Clean and bright. Barely age discoloured at all, binding tight.
Dustwrapper has minimal bumping on top and bottom of spine and corners.
$50
Several generations of the Perano family were involved in whaling operations in New Zealand's coastal waters, operating mostly from bases in the Tory Channel at the north eastern point of the South Island. Of Italian, descent the family hunted whales from 1911 to 1964 when the last station closed down. Don Grady's excellent book colourfully and graphically recalls these tenacious whaling folk, their tight-knit community, advetures, mishaps, dangers and often economic uncertainty. An excellent study of a now near-forgotten aspect of NZ's trade and enterprise and its associated hardy men and women.
THE PIONEERS OF PORT NICHOLSON
by David McGill
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington NZ, 1984
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges, corners and spine, but the pages are as new, clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little bumping at the top of spine.
$28
A history of Wellington harbour, (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Port Nicholson) from the early Maori settlement to the present day
ISBN 9780589015311
THE PIRATE WIND - TALES OF THE SEA ROBBERS OF MALAYA
by Owen Rutter
Hutchinson & Co Ltd
Good condition. Age discolouration and some foxing on page block. Binding tight. Presentation bookplate and previous owner's name.
Dustwrapper is browned with bumping and rubbing on top and bottom of spine and corners. Minor tears, small chip on back of spine, age discoloured. Not price clipped.
$18
This account of piracy in Malayan seas in the 18th and 19th centuries provides a detailed chronicle of pirate attacks and of victories and defeats in battle, mainly against British frigates. A book full of Far Eastern colour and adventure, and at the same time a contribution to the history of trade and intercourse with the Malayan countries.
THE PRICE OF PEACE - ELDER DEMPSTER 1939-1945
by James E. Cowden
Jocast Ltd, 1981
Very good condition. First edition paperback. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine and edges, otherwise clean and tidy, with no major bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$34
A short history of the ships lost during WW2 of the Elder Dempster shipping company with an extensive and illustrated fleet list of lost vessels.
ISBN 9780950748005
THE QUEST OF THE SCHOONER ARGUS - A VOYAGE TO THE BANKS AND
GREENLAND
by Alan Villiers
Hodder and Stoughton London 1951
Blue cloth HB, some minor rubbing thoroughout corners and spine, slight fraying at top of spine. Gilt titles are fairly faded. Bleach spotting on cover. The binding is tight, some age discolouration and very minor foxing. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper.
No dustwrapper.
$30
A classic account of a deep-sea voyage to The Grand Banks and Greenland on a modern four-masted fishing schooner in 1950 with the Portuguese cod-fishing fleet. Copiously illustrated with the author's own black and white photos throughout.
THE PATTERING OF PADDLE WHEELS - A NEW ZEALAND ALBUM
by Neil A. Maffey
The Lodestar Press, Auckland, NZ
First edition landscape paperback booklet. Very good in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$12
A photo album in 32 pages plus printed paper covers, of the early steamers, and paddle wheel ships that served early New Zealand.
THE RAFT BOOK - THE LORE OF THE SEA AND THE SKY - WITH MAPS
by Harold Gatty
George Grady Press New York 1943
Very good condition in faded but sturdy slipcase with rice paper charts and tables enclosed. Wellington Harbour Board plate on outside of slipcase. Card covers of booklet are crisp and bright with shiny silver gilt titles. Inside is slightly age discoloured, otherwise beautiful, binding tight, page edges clean, foldouts tidy.
No dustwrapper.
$140
Harold Gatty was the 20th-century’s master navigator of both sky and sea. The book’s covers are blue heavy paper stock, embossed in silver with a majestic, soaring albatross upon a field of stars. Within its original slipcase are also two large folding leaves containing tables for navigation computations, scales for measuring distance (`Greenwich date and hour scales') and a unique world-wide chart. While an interesting, well-illustrated, carefully thought-out, and concise specimen of book production, The Raft Book is both a training manual (on shore) and a survival guide (at sea).
THE ROMANCE OF TALLSHIPS
by Jonathan Eastland
1st edition, New Burlington Books, London, 1990
Hardback, as new with only the slightest of rubbing to the bottom edges of the book, with clean and bright pages and tight binding.
Dustwrapper as new.
$30
Illustrated with over 100 color photos. A concise history of tall ships, including sailing ships of the modern era. Fully explains technical terms.
ISBN 9781853482870
THE ROPNER FLEET - ROPNER SHIPPING COMPANY 1874-1974
by Leonard Gray
World Ship Society, UK, 1975
First edition paperback booklet. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright, excluding a very mild water stain on the bottom right corner which has at some point in the past, slightly stuck the title and frontis (inside cover) together. They are now separate, with a little damage as a result.
No dustwrapper
$22
A short fleet history of the Ropner shipping line with an illustrated fleet list.
THE ROPNER STORY
by Ian Dear
Hutchenson, Benham, 1986
Very good condition. First edition hardback with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper is in very good condition with no rubbing or creasing, just a single small (1cm) repaired tear at bottom of the spine. The book is as new, the inside pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. There is a little faint foxing on the top page edge.
$68
A fleet and company history of the Ropner shipping line.
ISBN 9780091638100
THE ROYAL NAVY AND THE FALKLANDS WAR
by David Brown
Leo Cooper, London 1987
Very good condition. First edition. Hardback with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a little bumping at top and bottom of spine. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. A very nice copy.
$35
The story of the fleet of vessels (Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and Merchant Navy) which was sent 7000 miles from England to take back the Falkland Islands from Argentina in 1982.
ISBN 9780850520592
THE ROYAL TOUR 1901 OR THE CRUISE OF THE OPHIR
by Petty Officer Harry Price
Webb & Bower Exeter 1980
Very good condition, sepia coloured pages are clean and bright, illustrations beautiful, binding tight.
Dustwrapper has a removeable plastic cover which is splitting, but the cover underneath is very fine.
$15
A facsimile of Petty Officer Harry Price's handwritten and illustrated account of the cruise of HMS Ophir in 1901, when the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary) toured almost the whole of the British Empire with the exception of India. The whole trip took nearly nine months and was enormously popular with the countries visited. Apart from Price's journal, the book includes a biographical note by Harry's son Jack, his naval papers, and a portrait of himself in the tropical kit of the period.
THE SAILING SHIPS OF THE NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING COMPANY 1873-1900
by Alan Bott
B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1972
1st edition. Good condition. Hardback with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a few rust/age marks otherwise no bumping, rubbing, chipping or tearing. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the bottom edge of the spine, and the binding is very good. The pages are all in good order bar the foxing scattered thoughout, but it is particularly bad on the 2-3 pages adjacent to the front and back endpapers.
$85
The Sailing Ships of The New Zealand Shipping Company 1873-1900. The New Zealand Shipping Company was one of the first lines to establish a regular service between England and New Zealand - the longest sea trade route in the world. The sailing ships owned by The N.Z.S. Co. between 1873 and 1900 had a splendour and a grace which cannot be matched by their motor driven successors. Alan Bott here provides not only the authoritative history of these elegant vessels but also evokes the excitement of life under sail, with the help of such items as the ships' logs, passengers' diaries, menus and newspaper reports.
ISBN 0713404671
THE SEA DEVIL - THE STORY OF COUNT FELIX VON LUCKNER, THE GERMAN WAR RAIDER
by Lowell Thomas
William Heinemann Ltd London 1929
Blue cloth cover, rubbed and bumped at corners and edges, and top and bottom of spine. Spine is slightly discoloured but gilt titles are nice and bright. Some discolouration and front endpapers is split at hinge. Large previous owner's name and address on back of front endpaper page. Page block edges and pages adjacent to endpapers are foxed. Otherwise clean and tidy throughout and binding is good.
No dustwrapper.
$28
The seagoing experiences of Count von Lucker. Luckner ran away to sea at the age of 13 and didn't return until he was 21. Having obtained a master's ticket, he then joined the German Navy. He saw action at Jutland before taking command of the auxiliary sailing ship Seeadler, which sank 14 Allied merchantmen without taking a single life. This larger than life character recounts in his own words his adventures of ships, sailors' sweethearts, brawls, dancing halls and prisons, and wartime episodes.
THE SEA MY NEIGHBOUR - A LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S STORY
by Thomas Alvah Clark
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, 1963
Good condition. Hardback first edition with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little rubbing and bumping at top and bottom of spine - it has some faint sellotape stains at top and bottom from an old plastic cover as well. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint foxing on the page edging.
$27
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THE SHIPS THAT SERVE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND - Vol. 1 - AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND FLAG VESSELS
by Robert D. Fildes
Searail Productions 1975
Hardback, good to very good condition, inside clean and tidy, minor foxing on endpapers and adjacent pages, binding tight.
Dustwrapper slightly faded on spine with rubbing and bumping to all corners and top and bottom of spine. One or two minor closed tears, overall good condition.
$28
This book is intended as an easy-to-use reference guide to both large and small vessels that can be seen in Australian and New Zealand ports. In this volume Australian and New Zealand flag vessels are listed.
THE SHIPS THAT SERVE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND - Vol. 1 - AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND FLAG VESSELS
by R.D. Fildes
Searail Productions, Sydney Australia, 1975
1st edition hardback. The book has a little faint browning on the page edging and the endpapers, but the inside pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with some rubbing and creasing, and some small (1cm) chips at top and bottom of spine.
$28
This book is intended as an easy-to-use reference guide to both large and small vessels that can be seen in Australian and New Zealand ports. In this volume Australian and New Zealand flag vessels are listed.
ISBN 9780909096015
THE SHIPS THAT SERVE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND - Vol. 2 - OVERSEAS FLAG VESSELS
by Robert D. Fildes
Searail Productions, Sydney Australia, 1977
Reprint, paperback, good to very good condition, card covers sturdy and uncreased, some bumping at top of spine, fading and discolouration of spine. The plasticated coating is coming away over spine, front and back covers. Inside is clean and tidy and the binding tight.
No dustwrapper.
$22
This book is intended as an easy-to-use reference guide to the overseas flag ships that regularly visit Australia and New Zealand ports.
THE SHIPS THAT SERVE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND - Vol. 2 - OVERSEAS FLAG VESSELS
by Robert D. Fildes (PB)
Searail Productions, Sydney Australia, 1977
Reprint, paperback, landscape. The book has browning on the page edging and foxing on the endpapers and adjacent pages, but the inside pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. The cellophane layer on the card over has begun to detach and has been partially removed at the bottom of the book. This hasn't scarred the printed cover, but has left a faint browning and discolouration.
No dustwrapper.
$22
This book is intended as an easy-to-use reference guide to the overseas flag ships that regularly visit Australia and New Zealand ports.
ISBN 9780909096023
THE SHIPS THAT SERVE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND - Vol. 2 - OVERSEAS FLAG VESSELS
by Robert D. Fildes (PB)
Searail Productions, Sydney Australia, 1985
2nd edition, paperback. Some rubbing and slight browning down the spine, otherwise clean and tidy with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright. Good condition.
No dustwrapper.
$20
This book is intended as an easy-to-use reference guide to the overseas flag ships that regularly visit Australia and New Zealand ports.
ISBN 9780909096023
THE SHIPS THAT SERVE NEW ZEALAND - Vol. 1. - BRITISH AND EUROPEAN LINES
by I.G. Stewart
A.H. & A.W. Reed 1964
Very good condition, clean and bright, a little foxing on back few pages, endpapers, and top of page block. Binding tight.
Dustwrapper age discoloured, bumping and rubbing at top of spine and corners
$22
The aim of this book is to provide the reader with a background history of each company which engaged in the United Kingdom - Continental - New Zealand trade, whether it be British or foreign, and to trace the development of the many and varied designs of the ships which were employed on this route. Individual histories, describing the careers of the ships which have served New Zealand since World War II, are given in full. So that it may also be a work of reference, all main particulars of the vessels in the present fleets of the British Conference Companies are given, as well as fleet lists with details of ships each company has ever owned. The book is profusely illustrated with over 150 coloured and black and white photographs. By reference to these alone, the development of the ships which have served New Zealand for over a century can be easily traced.
THE SHIPS THAT SERVE NEW ZEALAND - VOLUME 1 - BRITISH AND EUROPEAN LINES
by I.G. Stewart
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1964
Hardback first edition. The book has bumping and rubbing on the top and bottom edges and spine, and the pages are have some foxing and discolouration throughout, although it is mostly only on the page edges and first and last few pages and endpapers. Various ex-library stamps are scattered throughout and binding is intact but a little loose.
Dustwrapper is in fair condition with rubbing and creasing at top and bottom of spine and corners with some minor chipping and some discolouration
$14
The aim of this book is to provide the reader with a background history of each company which engaged in the United Kingdom - Continental - New Zealand trade, whether it be British or foreign, and to trace the development of the many and varied designs of the ships which were employed on this route. Individual histories, describing the careers of the ships which have served New Zealand since World War II, are given in full. So that it may also be a work of reference, all main particulars of the vessels in the present fleets of the British Conference Companies are given, as well as fleet lists with details of ships each company has ever owned. The book is profusely illustrated with over 150 coloured and black and white photographs. By reference to these alone, the development of the ships which have served New Zealand for over a century can be easily traced.
THE SHIPS THAT SERVE NEW ZEALAND - VOLUME I - BRITISH AND EUROPEAN LINES
by I.G. Stewart
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1964
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, and the pages are have some slight foxing throughout, although it is mostly only on the page edges and first and last few pages and endpapers. The front endpaper has a previous owners stamp on it and the binding is good. A nice copy of a New Zealand nautical history classic.
Dustwrapper is in reasonable condition with some rubbing and creasing at top and bottom of spine and corners and some discolouration including sellotape staining at top and bottom from an old plastic cover.
$20
The aim of this book is to provide the reader with a background history of each company which engaged in the United Kingdom - Continental - New Zealand trade, whether it be British or foreign, and to trace the development of the many and varied designs of the ships which were employed on this route. Individual histories, describing the careers of the ships which have served New Zealand since World War II, are given in full. So that it may also be a work of reference, all main particulars of the vessels in the present fleets of the British Conference Companies are given, as well as fleet lists with details of ships each company has ever owned. The book is profusely illustrated with over 150 coloured and black and white photographs. By reference to these alone, the development of the ships which have served New Zealand for over a century can be easily traced.
THE SHIPS THAT SERVE NEW ZEALAND - VOLUME I - BRITISH AND EUROPEAN LINES
by I.G. Stewart
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1964
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. A nice copy of a New Zealand nautical history classic.
Dustwrapper is in reasonable condition with some rubbing and creasing at top and bottom of spine and corners and some discolouration.
$22
The aim of this book is to provide the reader with a background history of each company which engaged in the United Kingdom - Continental - New Zealand trade, whether it be British or foreign, and to trace the development of the many and varied designs of the ships which were employed on this route. Individual histories, describing the careers of the ships which have served New Zealand since World War II, are given in full. So that it may also be a work of reference, all main particulars of the vessels in the present fleets of the British Conference Companies are given, as well as fleet lists with details of ships each company has ever owned. The book is profusely illustrated with over 150 coloured and black and white photographs. By reference to these alone, the development of the ships which have served New Zealand for over a century can be easily traced.
THE SOUTHERN OCTOPUS - THE RISE OF A SHIPPING EMPIRE
by Gavin McLean
NZ Ship & Marine Society and the Wellington Harbour Board Maritime Museum, Wellington NZ, 1990
Hardback first edition. Book as new, the pages are clean and bright, and the binding probably never opened.
Dustwrapper as new
$30
A history of the Union Steam Ship Company in New Zealand from it's founding in 1875.
ISBN 9780959783431
THE STAG LINE 1817-1983, AND JOSEPH ROBINSON AND SONS
by Nicholas J. Robinson
World Ship Society, Kendal, UK, 1984
First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$18
A short history of the Stag Line 1817-1983, and Joseph Robinson and Sons with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617304
THE STORY OF SANFORD LTD - THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS
by Paul Titchener
Sanford Ltd, Auckland, NZ, 1981
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is good. There is a little faint browning on the page edging and the endpapers.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a little rubbing and bumping at top and bottom of spine
$20
A centenial history of the Sanford Ltd fishing company out of Auckland New Zealand.
THE STRANDING OF THE C.A. LARSEN - PATERSON INLET STEWART ISLAND 1928
by J.P.C. Watt
J.P.C. Watt, Hastings, NZ, 1984
First edition paperback booklet drawn from two previously published papers in the New Zealand Marine News, Vol. 33 (1982-83) with revisions / additions published by the author. This copy is in near mint condition in the original pale blue card covers, with only a little browning to the edge of the spine.
No dustwrapper
$40
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ISBN 9780959771905
THE SUBMARINE CABLE
by S.A. Garnham and Robert L. Hadfield
Sampson Low c1934
Good condition, pale blue cloth cover. Spine heavily discoloured with large 4cm split on back bottom edge. Chipping and fraying on top and bottom of exteriour cover. Hinges intact, endpapers tight, clean and sturdy. Foxing throughout on the page block top and edges.
No dustwrapper
$30
The story of the submarine telegraph cable from its invention down to modern times, how it works, how cable-ships work, and how it carried on in peace and war.
THE THISTLE BOATS - THE ALBYN LINE STORY
by D.C.E. Burrell
World Ship Society, 1987
As new condition. First edition paperback booklet. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
$26
A short history of the Albyn Line with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617436
THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY STEAM SHIPS
by D.F. Gardner and J.E. Hobbs
Millwood Press Wellington 1982
Hardback first edition. Very good condition, inside is very clean and bright, binding tight, beautiful condition
Dustwrapper very good condition, almost no bumping and rubbing at all, slight age discolouration.
$32
A commemorative history of the Union Steamship Company and her ships, with paintings by Jack Hobbs. A pictorial record of a Union Company that has passed. The advent of the airliner sounded the death knell of its passenger vessels. Few shipping companies have encompassed the variety of trades which the Union Company did in its heyday; coasters, both passenger and cargo, short sea traders and deep sea passenger lines, they are all here, in the pictures of Jack Hobbs and the words of Douglas Gardner.
THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY STEAM SHIPS
by D.F. Gardner and J.E. Hobbs
Millwood Press Wellington 1982
Hardback first edition. The book and binding are as new, and the pages are clean and bright.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a little bumping and minor rubbing
$32
A commemorative history of the Union Steamship Company and her ships, with paintings by Jack Hobbs. A pictorial record of a Union Company that has passed. The advent of the airliner sounded the death knell of its passenger vessels. Few shipping companies have encompassed the variety of trades which the Union Company did in its heyday; coasters, both passenger and cargo, short sea traders and deep sea passenger lines, they are all here, in the pictures of Jack Hobbs and the words of Douglas Gardner.
ISBN 9780908582412
THE WAHINE DISASTER
by Max Lambert and Jim Hartley
A.H. & A.W. Reed 1970 Reprint
Very good condition, binding is tight and pages are very clean and bright. Very slight foxing on page edges and previous owner's inscription on title page.
Dustwrapper in good condition, rubbing and bumping and slight tears on corners and top and bottom of spine. No tears more than 10mm, closed tears only. Tidy condition.
$30
Although there have been worse shipping disasters in New Zealand with greater loss of life, the sinking of the Wahine in 1968 is by far the most well known. The tragedy can be attributed to one major cause: the weather. The storm which exploded upon Wellington in April 1968 was one of the worst ever recorded in New Zealand. Its ferocity was due to it being a combination of two storms which merged directly over Wellington. They clashed at almost exactly the same time as the overnight Lyttleton-Wellington ferry TEV Wahine approached the harbour entrance. Massive waves and hurricane force winds led to the ship being forced on to Barrett's Reef. This resulted in the loss of the starboard propeller and the failure of the port engine, leaving the ship without propulsive power. With capsize inevitable, the order to abandon ship was given. Of the 734 passengers and crew on board, 51 lost their lives. On shore, the storm resulted in massive damage, flooding and injuries as people were hit by flying debris. The storm also marked the coming-of-age for television news broadcasting in New Zealand as camera crews rushed to report on events as they unfolded. The resulting footage was screened around the world. Television coverage of the disaster later went on to win an international World News film award. The Wahine Disaster by Lambert and Hartley is probably the most detailed book written for the general reader on the disaster. It also includes a number of dramatic photographs of the event.
THE WAHINE DISASTER
by Max Lambert and Jim Hartley
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wanganui, NZ, 1969
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest of rubbing and bumping on bottom edge and spine, but the pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good. There is a little faint browning on the top page edging.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with only a little rubbing, bumping and creasing at top and bottom of spine, and corners.
$30
Although there have been worse shipping disasters in New Zealand with greater loss of life, the sinking of the Wahine in 1968 is by far the most well known. The tragedy can be attributed to one major cause: the weather. The storm which exploded upon Wellington in April 1968 was one of the worst ever recorded in New Zealand. Its ferocity was due to it being a combination of two storms which merged directly over Wellington. They clashed at almost exactly the same time as the overnight Lyttleton-Wellington ferry TEV Wahine approached the harbour entrance. Massive waves and hurricane force winds led to the ship being forced on to Barrett's Reef. This resulted in the loss of the starboard propeller and the failure of the port engine, leaving the ship without propulsive power. With capsize inevitable, the order to abandon ship was given. Of the 734 passengers and crew on board, 51 lost their lives. On shore, the storm resulted in massive damage, flooding and injuries as people were hit by flying debris. The storm also marked the coming-of-age for television news broadcasting in New Zealand as camera crews rushed to report on events as they unfolded. The resulting footage was screened around the world. Television coverage of the disaster later went on to win an international World News film award. The Wahine Disaster by Lambert and Hartley is probably the most detailed book written for the general reader on the disaster. It also includes a number of dramatic photographs of the event.
THE WORLD'S SUPER SHIPS 1965-1980 - A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT
by I.G. Stewart
I.G.S. Marine Publishers Perth 1979
Very good condition for a spiral bound volume, the plastic ringbinder is intact and strong. Light card covers have some foxing but are not torn and only slight bumping if any. Possible misbound with a double cover. The internal cover is in pristine condition. Foldout table inserts at back are all in pristine condition.
$45
THE WRECK BOOK - REDISCOVERED NEW ZEALAND SHIPWRECKS
by Steve Locker-Lampson and Ian Francis
Millwood Press, Wellington, NZ, 1979
Hardback landscape first edition. There is also two 4-5 cm repaired tear on the top front of the cover and one 2 cm repaired tear on the top back cover. The book has a little faint foxing on the page edging, endpapers and the glossy pre-title page, but the inside pages are clean and bright, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in good condition with some rubbing, and creasing, and some small (1cm) chips at top of spine and on the front cover.
$40
This book covers all known wrecks and hulks in New Zealand and its environs. By known wrecks is meant those that can be visited by non-divers or those that have been dived on at some time or other. Known facts about all the wrecks are given in as much detail as possible: their condition, depth, position, weather conditions prevailing in the area, as well as an account of the more interesting artifacts recovered. The text is supplemented by photographs of the ships in their prime, some of them sinking, the remains as they are today and some of the recovered artifacts.
ISBN 9780908582293
THE WRECK OF THE HYDRABAD
by Ian Church
The Dunmore Press Ltd 1978
Very good condition. Lovely tight binding, pages clean and bright, slight foxing on top of page block.
Dustwrapper very good condition, slight rubbing and bumping at corners and top and bottom of spine.
$50
In mid-June 1878 the three-masted ship Hydrabad encountered a severe storm off the south west coast of New Zealand's North Island and was driven ashore near the Horowhenua Creek. Although the subject of concerted salvage efforts these were in vain and when this book was published 100 years later the wreck of the iron clipper still lay beached close to the spot where she grounded. The New Zealand coast had become noted for the number of ships wrecked there, particularly in the age of sail. However, a number of unusual factors attracted Church to this story. The ship originally sailed from Britain with immigrants for South Australia. At Adelaide her master obtained a cargo of locomotives and rolling stock and set course for Lyttelton, where more than 1000 tons of the railway cargo was loaded, including several locomotives and about 90 wagons. After passing through Cook Strait, as extreme storm conditions blew out most of her sails, the Hydrabad drifted before the storm and was driven ashore. Ultimately several salvage attempts were made, but these failed, although the bulk of her cargo was saved. Subsequent events are charted, including marine inquiries and legal wrangles, and the major figures involved, directly or indirectly, in the stranding are traced. The Hydrabad was the first large overseas ship lost on this section of the coast but a number of other large square-rigged ships were also wrecked there. These are briefly outlined, including the 1913 loss of the big steamer Indrabarah, further north near Wanganui. A fine account.
THE WRECK OF THE HYDRABAD
by Ian Church
Dunmore Press Ltd, 1978
Very good/as new condition. Hardback first edition with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper and book are as new, the pages are clean and bright, and the binding probably never opened. Very slight scattered foxing on page edges and front endpaper are the only signs of age or wear on this extremely scarce volume.
$50
A history of the Hydrabad which went aground in a violent storm in 1878 at Waitarere Beach on the west coast of New Zealand.
ISBN 9780908564198
THIS STERN COAST - THE STORY OF THE CHARTING OF THE NEW ZEALAND COAST
by John O'C. Ross
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1969
Hardback first edition. The book is in very good structural condition with no bumping, or rubbing and the binding is very good. There is some discolouration and foxing on the page edging (especially the top edge) but the internal pages are clean and bright.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition wrapped in plastic for protection.
$38
A general history of the great ships and mariners who first visited and surveyed New Zealand's waters.
TRIUMPH - THE SHIP THAT HIT THE LIGHTHOUSE
by David Johnson
Dunmore Press Ltd, Palmerston North, NZ, 1981
Hardback first edition. The book is in very good structural condition with no bumping, or rubbing and the binding is good. There is browning on the page edging though.
Dustwrapper is very good condition with just a little damage on the bottom 1 cm of the spine.
$22
The story of the steamer the Triumph which ran aground on the reef beneath the Tiritiri lighthouse, and her miraculous salvage.
ISBN 9780908564589
TRUE AUSTRALIAN SEA STORIES
by Jack Millar
Rigby Ltd 1978
Very good condition, binding very tight, pages clean and bright, very minor foxing on top page block.
Dustwrapper very good condition, slight discolouration, slight bumping top and bottom of spine.
$25
True stories of storm, shipwreck, piracy, gold robbery and heroism, plus the stirring exploits of men against the sea.
UNION FLEET (1875-1968)
by Ian J. Farquhar and J.E. Hobbs (illustrator)
John McIndoe Ltd, Dunedin NZ, 1968
First edition paperback booklet. Very good / near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping and only very minimal browning and staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$40
A short history of the Union Steam Ship Company with an extensive fleet list, since its inception in Dunedin in 1875, together with a list of some of the significant dates in the history of the Line. Illustrated with black and white reproductions of J. E. Hobbs' portraits of Union Steam Ship Company Ships.
UNION FLEET (1875-1975)
by Ian J. Farquhar and J.E. Hobbs (illustrator)
John McIndoe Limited, Dunedin, NZ, 1975
2nd revised edition, paperback booklet. Very good / near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping and only very minimal browning and staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$30
A short history of the Union Steam Ship Company with an extensive fleet list, since its inception in Dunedin in 1875, together with a list of some of the significant dates in the history of the Line. Illustrated with black and white reproductions of J. E. Hobbs' portraits of Union Steam Ship Company Ships.
UNION LINE - A SHORT HISTORY OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP CO. OF NEW ZEALAND LTD. 1875-1951
by Sydney D. Waters
Union Steamship Company, 1951
Hardback first edition. The book has only the slightest bumping on the top and bottom edges, and the dark green cloth and gilt lettering is still fresh and clean. The pages are clean and bright inside with no staining or foxing, and the binding is good.
No dustwrapper
$34
The seventy-fifth anniversary history of the historic New Zealand shipping company.
UNION STEAM SHIP CO. OF NEW ZEALAND LTD - A GUIDE TO THE COMPANY'S SERVICES AND ITS SHIPPING AND AIRWAY AGENCIES
by Union Steam Ship Co. NZ
Union Steamship Company, NZ, 1965
Paperback booklet pamphlet, reprint. Near mint in clean and tidy condition, with no bumping or staining and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$10
Service pamphlet on the Union Steamship Company's services from October 1965.
US WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR 2 - PART 1 - BATTLESHIPS
by Paul H. Silverstone
Ian Allan Ltd, London, UK, 1973
First edition paperback booklet. Some slight rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and tidy inside.
No dustwrapper
$15
Ian Allan's "U.S. Warships of WW2 series" of ship reference books including name, gross tonnage, armament, etc and many photos in a handy little pocketbook size.
VETERAN SHIPS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
by Graeme Andrews
A.H. & A.W. Reed 1976
Good to very good condition, A4 landscape. Inside slight age discoloured, otherwise very good, binding very good.
Dustwrapper is a little discoloured. Some bumping on the top and bottom of spine.
$30
In the early days of settlement Australia and New Zealand depended on ships for communications, supplies, passenger transport and trade and both countries developed as strong maritime societies. Advances in shipping technology, building techniques and power sources meant that progressive changes in types of vessels occurred. As a result, many of the types disappeared from the seas they sailed, particularly as steam replaced sail. In this book Graeme Andrews records the belated efforts on both sides of the Tasman to protect and preserve their maritime heritage, which was in any case largely a shared one. He has listed the ships and river craft under preservation, others that were possibilities for salvage or restoration and sadly, some that were probably beyond saving. It was thus a valuable reference for work and asperations for historic ship preservation - merchant, naval and riverine - as serious efforts in this cause were getting underway in the mid-1970s.
VETERAN SHIPS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
by Graeme Andrews
A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1976
1st edition. Good condition. Hardback with dustwrapper. Dustwrapper is in good condition with only a little rubbing and bumping and some small (3mm) chips at top and bottom of spine and corners. The book also has rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and spine. There is some mild foxing and discolouration, and foxing on the page edging. Inside the pages are quite clean and the binding is good.
$26
In the early days of settlement Australia and New Zealand depended on ships for communications, supplies, passenger transport and trade and both countries developed as strong maritime societies. Advances in shipping technology, building techniques and power sources meant that progressive changes in types of vessels occurred. As a result, many of the types disappeared from the seas they sailed, particularly as steam replaced sail. In this book Graeme Andrews records the belated efforts on both sides of the Tasman to protect and preserve their maritime heritage, which was in any case largely a shared one. He has listed the ships and river craft under preservation, others that were possibilities for salvage or restoration and sadly, some that were probably beyond saving. It was thus a valuable reference for work and asperations for historic ship preservation - merchant, naval and riverine - as serious efforts in this cause were getting underway in the mid-1970s.
ISBN 0589071904
VICTORY SHIPS AND TANKERS - THE HISTORY OF THE `VICTORY' TYPE CARGO SHIPS
AND OF THE TANKERS BUILT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DURING WORLD
WAR II
by L.A. Sawyer and W.H. Mitchell
David & Charles Newton Abbot 1974
Good to very good condition. Inside is very clean and bright with very minor foxing on endpaper and page block edges.
Dustwrapper very good, slight bumping to corners and top and bottom of spine. Spine slightly faded.
$100
In this study of American 'Standard Ships' of WWII, the authors examine the sophisticated successors of the 'Liberty' ships. Over 500 'Victory' types were built in the USA and their story is told here for the first time - their construction and fate and a history of each vessel tabulated by name, yard number and grouped under their respective builders. In the second part of the book similar details are given for the tankers - known as the T1, T2 and T3 types. From the 700 tankers built, many were later converted into a variety of other types from bulk carriers and container ships to dredgers, fish factory ships and even an 'Apollo' tracking station. Illustrated with 51 photographs and 6 drawings.
VOYAGE OF THE `PARMA' - THE GREAT GRAIN RACE OF 1932 FROM AUSTRALIA TO FALMOUTH BY WAY OF CAPE HORN
by A.J. Villiers
Geoffrey Bles 1947 reprint
Good condition. Age discolouration, pages with only minimal foxing on page block edges, otherwise clean and bright and binding tight.
Dustwrapper heavily torn and browned with tape stains. Roughly 20% of spine area missing.
$48
This book tells the story of a great race to deliver grain crops from Australia to Cornwall in Britain in the shortest space of time. Captaining the `Parma', a four-masted barque crewed by boys, Alan Villiers made the gruelling voyage from Port Broughton in West Australia - 15,000 miles (24,200 kilometres) - in 104 days, delivering 5,200 tons of wheat. This is his account of a remarkable voyage.
WARSHIPS OF THE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH NAVIES
by H.T. Lenton
Ian Allan London 2nd Edition 1969
Very good condition, inside former owner's stamp on front endpaper, a little foxing on endpapers and adjacent pages. Otherwise very clean and tidy, binding tight.
Dustwrapper good condition, age discolouration and minimal bumping and rubbing. No tears or chipping.
$30
This book is the result of over thirty seven years research and compilation by an experienced naval officer. The data accumulated far exceeds anything held in official records and has been painstakingly put together by a dedicated naval expert pre-eminent in his field. The book catalogues in encyclopedic detail, the navies of Great Britain and what was its empire. For each class of warship dimensions, displacements, armament and armour thicknesses are detailed.
WARSHIPS OF THE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH NAVIES
by H.T. Lenton
Ian Allan, London, 1969
Hardback landscape second revised edition. The book is as new, the inside pages are clean and bright baring a previous owners small stamp on the front endpaper, and the binding is very good.
Dustwrapper is in very good condition with some minor rubbing
$24
This book is the result of over thirty seven years research and compilation by an experienced naval officer. The data accumulated far exceeds anything held in official records and has been painstakingly put together by a dedicated naval expert pre-eminent in his field. The book catalogues in encyclopedic detail, the navies of Great Britain and what was its empire. For each class of warship dimensions, displacements, armament and armour thicknesses are detailed.
ISBN 9780711000654
WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR 2 - PART 3 - SLOOPS AND FRIGATES
by H.T. Lenton and J.J. Colledge
Ian Allan Ltd, London, 1962
First edition paperback booklet. Some slight rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Paper cover has foxing and staining, but pages are mostly clean and tidy with a previous owners stamp on the title page.
No dustwrapper
$15
- Ian Allan's "Warships of WW2 series" of ship reference books including name, gross tonnage, armament, etc and many photos in a handy little pocketbook size.
WARTIME ENGLISH - MATERIALS FOR A LINGUISTIC HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II
by Prof. Dr. R.W. Zandvoort and Assistants
J.B. Wolters, Groningen, Djakarta, 1957
First edition paperback in original pale blue cover in very good condition. Brown discolouration and very slight bumping to the corners (especially the top front corner) are the only signs of damage or previous use. The internal pages are all clean and bright and unmarked.
No dustwrapper
$75
This work examines how World War II affected the English language.
WARTIME STANDARD SHIPS - THE OCEANS, THE FORTS, AND THE PARKS - VOLUME 2 - MERCHANT SHIPBUILDING FOR BRITISH ACCOUNT IN NORTH AMERICA DURING WORLD WAR II
by W.H. Mitchell and L.A. Sawyer and John S. Lindsay (illustrator)
The Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph Ltd. 1966
Good condition, pictorial laminated boards are clean and bright with minimal bumping or rubbing at corners but some bumping and rubbing at top and bottom of spine. There is a top split 4-5mm and the plasticated coating is separating at the spine valleys. Inside there is some discolouration and foxing on endpapers and adjacent pages, otherwise very clean and tidy throughout and binding tight.
No dustwrapper.
$60
This is the second and most sought-after volume in the trilogy published by Sea Breezes during the 1960s, complete in itself, with the authors providing detailed information on the emergency wartime merchant ships built in North America. Here we have the Forts vessels built in Canadian yards for British, Canadian and U.S. account, plus store ships, etc., purchased by the US from Canada. The Parks vessels built in Canadian yards and operated by the Park Steamship Company for the Canadian Government, plus other ships built in Canada and vessels built in the USA and converted in Canadian yards for naval service. Includes dry cargo ships, tankers, coasters, tugs, etc., - vessels of the North Sands, Victory, Dominion and other types. The Oceans vessels from U.S. yards that evolved from the Empire Liberty prototype with engines originating in Britain. All these standard ships were built in record time, often in a matter of days, to replace the large amount of tonnage falling victim to U-boats in the Atlantic. Without the emergency programmes and the supreme effort required there can be little doubt that the Battle of the Atlantic and therefore the war itself would have been lost. An important reference work illustrated with many photographs and line drawings.
WARTIME STANDARD SHIPS - THE OCEANS, THE FORTS AND THE PARKS - VOLUME 2 - MERCHANT SHIPBUILDING FOR BRITISH ACCOUNT IN NORTH AMERICA DURING WORLD WAR II
by W.H. Mitchell and L.A. Sawyer and John S. Lindsey (illustrator)
Sea Breezes, Liverpool, UK, 1966
Hardback first edition. The book some rubbing and bumping on the top and bottom edges and corners, including the cellophane outer layer of the glossy printed boards is showing the familiar bubbling down the spine valley on both front and back. The top 1cm of the spine has been repaired, but still in one piece and well attached. Inside the endpapers and adjacent 3-5 pages show medium foxing and the front endpaper has one previous owners small (1cm by 3cm) ink stamp and brown tape stains to the outer corners, but the rest of the pages are clean and bright for their age, and the binding is very good. This is the scarce volume (Vol 2) of the trilogy and a good copy of an originally cheaply bound publication.
No dustwrapper
$70
This is the second and most sought-after volume in the trilogy published by Sea Breezes during the 1960s, complete in itself, with the authors providing detailed information on the emergency wartime merchant ships built in North America. Here we have the Forts vessels built in Canadian yards for British, Canadian and U.S. account, plus store ships, etc., purchased by the US from Canada. The Parks vessels built in Canadian yards and operated by the Park Steamship Company for the Canadian Government, plus other ships built in Canada and vessels built in the USA and converted in Canadian yards for naval service. Includes dry cargo ships, tankers, coasters, tugs, etc., - vessels of the North Sands, Victory, Dominion and other types. The Oceans vessels from U.S. yards that evolved from the Empire Liberty prototype with engines originating in Britain. All these standard ships were built in record time, often in a matter of days, to replace the large amount of tonnage falling victim to U-boats in the Atlantic. Without the emergency programmes and the supreme effort required there can be little doubt that the Battle of the Atlantic and therefore the war itself would have been lost. An important reference work illustrated with many photographs and line drawings.
WILH. WILHELMSEN 1861-1977 - A BRIEF HISTORY AND FLEET LIST
by J.P. Syse and Astri Hawells and Michael Crowdy
World Ship Society, Kendal, UK, 1978
First edition paperback. Some rubbing and slight browning down spine, otherwise clean and tidy, with no major bumping or marking and with tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$20
A short history of the Wilh. Wilhelmsen shipping company with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617053
WILLIAM SLOAN AND CO. LTD - GLASGOW 1825-1968
by Graham E. Langmuir and Graeme H. Somner
The World Ship Society, UK, 1987
First edition paperback booklet. Near mint copy, clean and tidy, with no bumping and tight binding. Pages are clean and bright.
No dustwrapper
$15
A short history of the William Sloan & Co Ltd, Glasgow 1825-1968 with an extensive and illustrated fleet list.
ISBN 9780905617428




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