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Boatbuilding & Maintenance

Loris Goring

Modern Yacht Maintenance
Stanford Maritime - London
1st Ed 1977 sc plastic. ex lib gc 147pp + isbn0540072680
215x140mmx400gms with line drawings . With such drawings as where to look for wood rot, winter lay ups, pump servicing etc. gc
Bookfinder $10


No.8 Boat Plans
Build-A-Boat Plans Handbook No. 9
Cover subtitle: Over 300 Designs. (Sydney: Norrisgren: 1976) Pictorial wrappers (that is, paper covers) plus pp. 100 (275 x 203 mm). Illustrated. A bit worn bot oa good. Covers 300 designs in ply, foam, steel and fibreglass
Bookfinder/booksandcollectibles $30

Boatbuilding with Steel

Mike Pratt
Own a Steel Boat
1979 1st Australian Ed. HB DJ GC 288pp  wt460gms (15)

Gilbert Klingel
Boatbuilding with Steel inc. Boatbuilding with Aluminium
International Marine Publishing Co
. 1977 HB DJ(torn) 248pp GC wt606gms (10)


Postage in Australia $14



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Russell L. Elsberry et al

A Global view of Tropical Cyclones
Office of Naval Research undated but c. 1987 hb no dj 185 pages blue cloth GC. Based largely on material;s prepared for the international Workshop on tropical cyclones, Bangcok, Thailand November 25 - December 5th 1985. The work shop brought together 83 experts in tropical cyclone forecasting from 28 countries. Coducted under the auspices of the World Meteorological Oragnisation (WMO) 280mmx220mmx800gms
Bookfinder  $25+ overseas
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The America's Cup - 4 books

Robin Burton

Sailing - The Great Races
McGraw Hill
1979 hb dj 160pp  300mmx240mmx1.2kg Forward by Chay Blyth GC
blue cloth hardcover in near fine condition dust jacket. (oversized) Vivid description of all the major international sailing races including the America's Cup, the Whitbread Round the World Race, the Sydney to Hobart Race, the Southern Ocean Racing Conference and the OSTAR. Features special illustrated section on the development of modern yacht design. Over 175 spectacular color photographs and illustrations. Racing before the wars; Thames Sailing Barges; Sailing Through Solitude; Winners and Losers around the World; The Southern Ocean Racing Conference; In the Wake of Clippers, Towering of Ships; Evolution of the Modern Race; Fastnet and Admiral's Cup, Observer Singlehanded; The America's Cup; Round Britian Race; The Sydney to Hobart Race; The Energy Race; Index. 158pp
Bookfinder/booksandcollectibles $15

Gary Lester and Richard Sleeman

The America's Cup 1851 - 1987
Sailing for Supremacy
Lester-Townsend Publishing Sydney
  1986 HB DJ VGC 239pages 370-mmx260mmx1.8kg 1st Ed., with a foreword by Sir James Hardy. 239 PP with b/w and colour illust. (including 7 colour sketches by Terry Welsby). Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine
Bookfinder/booksandcollectibles $10

Australia Post /Angus & Robertson. North Ryde, NSW. 1986. 90; fully illustrated with colour photos and schematic drawings; illustrated hardcover; A4 format; a few spots of foxing on the title page, o/wise very good condition.Sailing, an account of Australia winning of the America's cup and the subsequent defence, with excellent photos of the contenders
Bookfinder/booksandcollectibles $10

John Bertrand

Born to Win
A Lifelong Struggle to Capture the America's \cup
Bantam books
  1985 hb no dj 385pp  240mmx180x750gms. covers marked but clean inside and firm. Story of winning Australian America's cup skipper, John Bertrand. Presented as an inspirational work.
Bookfinder/booksandcollectibles $16

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Erik Abranson

Ships of the High Seas
Cassell Australia 1977 HB no dj ex lib. 124pages some wear and damage but clean inside with 20 painting by Edward Mortelmans  280x210x800gms. Illustrated board covers, full-colour title page spread (Ruatehu & Turakina racing), illustrated rig combinations, many b/w drawings, plans, & photographs; 20 full-colour paintings, glossary, index. Using nineteen famous vessels, each representing an important aspect of their times, this book traces the development of shipping. Outstanding artwork.The gradual evolution of vessels dependent upon manpower, wind & weather, to the modern vessels using computer technology & nuclear power.


Catamarans for Cruising
London Hollis & Carter 1981 2nd Ed. Softcover Author. NF Trade Close to new; diagrams and photos; packed with detailed information about cruising cats. Wt 300gms. Some repairs to ifc, but otherwise good copy.
$7   Bookfinder $12+

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Publisher: Lansdowne Press Australia, 1983, 1 Large 4to. hardcover. 208pp. colour photos. very good. / very good d/w 320mm x 245mm Wt 1.4 kg
$10  Bookfinder $17

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 BEARD David

I Can Sail Circles
ISBN: 0646206273
Brisbane Author 1994 1st Ed. 191 PP with drawings, 2 plans, 9 maps, 17 b/w and 16 colour photos. Pict. card cover. Fine. 21 x 15. ISBN 0646206273. In 1990, David became the first person to sail single-handedly, non-stop around Australia (in 68 days).Wt 300 gms. The book has got damp at some stage and the photos are crinkled and some are damaged where they have been separated
Inscribed by the author "For Rusty Thanks for your help I hope you enjoy the book - David Beard"
$15    Bookfinder $20+

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Adrift - Seventy-six days lost at Sea
Pub Bantam Press 1986 First Ed. Hardcover with dustjacket. VGC.234 pages
240mm x 160mm Wt 500gms. Illustrated by the author.
Bookfinder $15+
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Warwick  CHARLTON 

Voyage of the Mayflower II
Publisher: London: Cassell, 1957; 1st. 8vo - over 7 3/4 " - 9 3/4 "  Dj  Torn bit missing on spine and spine marked at top.Good tight binding 264 PP with 1 drawing, 1 map and 2 plans, plus 38 pages with 3 figures and 64 b/w photos. Fp: The Mayflower under sail. Hard cover. Foxing spots on outside edges. Free fly of front endpaper missing. Very good. 21.8 x 14.2. Re-enactment of the voyage of the "Pilgrims Father" (building of the replica, the voyage.)
Wt 600gms
$10     Bookfinder $12+
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Edward Heath

Sailing - A Course of my Life
1st Australian edition of the November 1975 original. 184 PP, (1 Index) with b/w & colour photos throughout. Front endpaper: 3rd Morning Cloud. Title spread: 4th Morning Cloud on trials, June 1975. Hard cover with DJ (torn and sellotaped) Very good. wt 900gms 25.4 x 19. ISBN0727000896 The Prime Minister of the U.K., first lesson in 1966, win on the Sydney/Hobart in 1969...
$5     Bookfinder $10



The Dream Boats
Elek London
1977 hb dj vgc 191pp blu cloth  235 x 155mm wt600gms


Passage Making
Newnes. 1969. First. 9x5.5. 160pp. Black cloth silver on spine good copy firm binding15 photos. 44 drawings. dj. 500gms. This very practical manual is 'required reading' for anyone who is interested in the handling and performance of small sea-going yachts
$7    Bookfinder $14+
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Trade Winds and Turtles
Publisher: London: Putnam, 1960; Blue Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 1st. Hardback. H. 8 3/4" 247pp. Book written in two parts. The first dealing with equiping and sailing the gaff cutter L'aventurier from the Canary islands to the West Indies while the second part relates the various adventures and misadventures enjoyed by the author visiting the many islands of the Caribbean. 2 loose pages spine part detached ex library Wt 400gms

$6   Bookfinder  $15+
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Maritime Fiction

HUGO  Victor

Toilers of the Sea
George Routledge
 London 1886 GC no dj Trans W.Moy Thomas  b/w engravings by Gustav Dore, F.Chifflat. a little loose binding fc slight mark 2% 370pp 200 x 130mm wt 700gms page xi loose. fp The devilfish with tissue
$20 Bookfinder $27+



Maritime History

Jon E. Lewis  (Editor)

Life Before the Mast
Robinson London 
2001 pb vgc This text contains eyewitness accounts of the battles, the hardships, and the excitement of naval service during the French Revolutionary War, the Napoleonic Wars, and the War of 1812 - a time when combat at sea was won, not by technology but by sheer courage, wit and endurance. Gathered from memoirs, diaries and letters, the book includes accounts of the age's decisive naval engagements, as well as glimpses into Jack Tar's existence aboard a man-o-war; scurvy, whippings, storms, piracy, press gangs, drudgery and cannibalism
ISBN: 1841191752  195x130mmx400gms

Ronald Parsons

Sail in the South
1976 reprint hb dk green cloth gc 209pp isbn0851799604.265x215mmx1.1kg. A selection from the A D Edwardes Collection of Shipping Photographs in the State Library of South Australia. it depicts the wind ships once numerous in Australian and NZ waters. The eight chapters cover voyages from Britain the the Antipodes, trades and cargoes, savage coasts, ship construction, Australian, NZ and Pacific ports, conclusing 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.
$10    Bookfinder $15

Sir John Barrow

The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty, Its Causes and Consequences
John Murray. London.
1835. Second Edition. (First Ed 1831)5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches, xi, 356 pages wt 270gms, contemporary marbled boards with leather spine and tips, marbled edges, worn at edges and tips,Clean inside with tight binding some foxing Includes 6 etchings from original drawings by Lieutenant-Colonel Batty.  Barrow gives a most interesting account of the later fortunes of the mutineers; also an account of the voyage and wreck of the Pandora, bringing back the mutineers from Tahiti; the trial of the mutineers; letters written by Capt. Peter Haywood to his sister; and the discovery of John Adams and the Bounty descendants on Pitcairn Island.
$185    Bookfinder $466

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Hugh Murray

Adventures of British Seamen in the Southern Ocean Displaying the Striking Contrasts Which the Human Character Exhibits in an Uncivilized State
Constable & Co. 
1827   1st Ed 24mo145mmx 95mm wt 216gms. 353 pages with slight browning on frontispiece, tight binding and clean throughout.     This is Volume 1V of Constable's Miscellany of original and selected Publications in the Various Departments of Literature, Science & the Arts. consisting of a series of original works, and of standard books republished in a cheap form, thus making one of the earliest and most famous attempts to popularize high-quality literature. The original binding was green cloth. This copy has been rebound in leather with marbled edge pages and gilt spine and covers - some marking but overall GOOD. There is a label indicating the rebinding was done on 1853 by Henderson and Bisset Edinburgh. It was given as an award to Jacobo Robertson by William Moffat MA on behalf of the City of Ediburgh as the cover bear the city's coat of arms and motto nisi dominus frustra.No author is given on title page. Murray may have edited the accounts, which include the shipwreck of the Antelope, the Mutiny on the Bounty, and the destruction of a British vessel on the coast of New Zealand, with anecdotes of some New Zealand chiefs..Popular collection of stories including the Bounty mutiny, Bligh's open-boat voyage, and the voyage and wreck of the Pandora. Other articles include one on the destruction of the Boyd on the coast of New Zealand and the book begins with a long piece on the wreck of the Antelope. The frontispiece is a portrait of the New Zealand chief Tippahee.
The book is complete as it stands, with half-title and title-pages both showing it as a complete work but the engraved title also identifies it as forming a fourth volume un Constable's Miscellany.
$70    Bookfinder $146

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Nathaniel Bowditch

American Practical Navigator Volume 1
Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic Center.
1977 Ed. green cloth gc 1386p + xi
"An Epitome of Navigation" has been maitained continuously since it was first published in 1802. Pull out charts etc. 260x175mmx2.3kg
Bookfinder $29+

Defense Mapping Agency USA

 Defense Mapping Agency USA 1992   4th Ed sc  413 pages  275mmx210x1.3kg
$20   Bookfinder  $29

G.D.Dunlap and H.H.Schfeldt

Dutton's Navigation and Piloting
United States Naval Institute
1969 hb black cloth 260x175mmx1.6kg 715p + 25p map symbols etc ex lib gc. Illustrations, Photos, Charts, Index Keywords: Celestial Compasses Coordinates Currents and Tides Dead Reckoning Marine Sextant Navigation Aids Navigation Piloting Radar Navigation

Marine Board of Queensland

Sailing Directions and other Information for the Ports and Harbours of Queensland
S.R.Hanson Government Printer Queensland 
210x135mmx400gms Blue card hb vgc 1st Ed. 184 PP, plus 3 folded plates (table of distances Queensland ports, map of Queensland watters, table of distances Brisbane port). Hard cover, cloth spine
$22   Bookfinder  $34+


The American Ephemeris 1931 to 1980
Asro Computing Services.
 2nd Ed 1982  5000 copies only. isbn 0917086015 brown cloth gilt 719pp + index etc285mm x 215mm wt2.2kg+
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MURPHY  Captain Joseph S II

Deck Officer Study Guide -Deck Safety Volume 3
Pub Academy Publishing. isbn08813490603. 1999-2000 Ed. softcover. VGC unmarked. 387pp 280mm x 215mm wt 1kg. Price of  NEW 2004/2005 Ed $67

MURPHY  Captain Joseph S II

Deck Officer Study Guide - Navigation Problems Volume 5
Pub Academy Publishing. isbn08813490505. 1999-2000 Ed. softcover. VGC unmarked. 326pp 280mm x 215mm wt 1kg. Price of  NEW 2004/2005 Ed $57


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Marine Engineering, Ship Building

Rosemary  BROOMHAM

Steady Revolutions: The Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers 1881-1990.
 NSW University Press
, 1991. Sm. 4to. Orig. cloth. Dustjacket. (x, 244pp.). With dec. endpapers, frontisp. and numerous illusts including 2 full-page and 1 double-page col. illusts. 1st edition. Fine. 280mmx190mmx1.2kg
$18   Bookfinder  $25+
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Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects  1943
Institution of Naval Architects London SW1.
HB blue cloth covers marked 192pp clean and firm inside285mmx215x950gms. Articles on stability,fishing vessel design,propeller vibration ,corrosion & fouling,steering experiments etc.
Bookfinder  $35 



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Ships & Shipping

Dag Bakka

Speed and Service
Wilhelmsen's First Century in Australia
Maritime Heritage Press Sydney 1995 1st Ed HB dj VGC black cloth po insc ifc.ISBN 1876059001 240mmx170mmx550gms  160 pagesThe purpose of this book is to show gratitude and respect to Australia and its people. many bw photos, ships plans and drawings. spans the years 1895 to 1995
Bookfinder  $21
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Raymond Blackman

The Modern World Book of Ships
Sampson Low, Marston & Co
c 1950 160pp hb no dj spine title missing and covers loose.- overall fair 304 b/w illustrations (drawings, engravings, paintings and photos), plus 8 colour plates. Fp: Yachts running brfore the wind with spinnakers set. Title page: cartoon. Illustra...Building a liner... Cargo Liners and Cargo-Passengers... Hunting treasure... Royal Navy. Warships. b/w & colour illustrations and photographs A kaleidoscope of ship pictures and sketches which will entertain the reader and satisfy curiosity and at the same time stimulate an interest in more detailed information
$8   Bookfinder  $10
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Marion Browning et al

The Story of a Very Special Ship
SS Uganda Trust
1998 hb dj VGC as new. isbn 0953108201  460pp
fully illustrated with photos, some in colour. The full life story of the British India Line liner "Uganda". She had her maiden voyage in 1952, served in the Falklands war and ended her career in 1986. The SS Uganda Was A Fantastic Ship Which Touched The Lives Of Thousands Of People Including Those Who Went On Educational Cruises Aboard Her For Many, Many Years - And Those That Served And Fought In The 1982 Falklands War - When She Was Requisitioned For Military Service.
Bookfinder  $77- 122 UK
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 DUNN Laurence

Merchant Ships of the World 1910 - 1929 in color
Publisher: Macmillan; c. 1920s FP 1975 First in a series of four volumes. Presents a pictorial survey of the merchant ship, including ocean liners, tramp steamers, freighters, and tankers. 80 pages of color plates. Wt 300gms
$5    Bookfinder $10+

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Robin Gardiner & Dan Van der Vat

The Riddle of the Titanic
Weidenfeld and Nicolson London
  1995 pb vgc no marks 312 inc index many phots 230mmx160x650gms
ISBN: 0297815288. Many questions unanswered. "It was not only the sea that covered up the "Titanic"... Reprint of the 1995 original ?. XV, 312 PP with 5 headpieces, 1 double-page map & 2 pages of plans in text plus 24 pages with 42 bw illust. Title-page: vignette with crest/house flag of the White Star Line. Eps: The Titanic shown in section.
Bookfinder  $ to $100+    2 copies



European Tug Fleets
Marinart Ltd
1975 1st Ed sc 64 pp 155x100x100g  ISBN: 0904478084
$5   Bookfinder $6 -$20

The Nautical Association of Australia

The Log - Quarterly Journal
Vol 25 November 1992 and Vol 26 May 1993  200gms


The Lore of Ships
Crescent Books NY 1978 hb dj(slight wear) overallVGC - Fine. 279 pages 300mmx280mmx 2kg. This magnificent volume explains and illustrates all of the significant components of sailing ships, merchantmen, liners, every kind of ship from primitive dugouts to nuclear warships. More than 1,550 drawings of nautical details.

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David Williams and Jonathan Forty

Ocean Liners
PRC 2001 1st Ed. hb dj vgc.160 PP with 34 b/w and 123 colour illustrations (engravings, menus, paintings, photos and posters). Fp: Royal Viking Sea docked in Edinburgh, Scotland. Pictorial laminated boards, dj. New. 31 x 23.7. ISBN 1856486079.
$12  Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $35
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Des Hickey & Gus Smith

Seven Days to Disaster
The true story of the sinking of the Lusitania
Fontana Collins
1982 pb gc 336p inc index 180mmx110x250gms ISBN: 0006365140. After the Titanic, the sinking of the Cunard liner Lusitania in 1915 by enemy action is one of the great shipping disasters of the 20thC. It was also the event that prompted the USA to enter WW1

Robert F.Marx

Shipwrecks in the Americas
Bonanza Books New York 1983 HB DJ overall VGC but back cover and DJ have been slightly nibbled see scan. 482 pp plus capsule of author and list of books. 73 illustrations. In 1623, a fleet from Havana was struck by a storm at th e mouth of the Bahama Channel nea Florida. The treasure-laden galleon "Espiritu Santo el Mayor" 480 tons opened up and sank so quickly that only 50 of the 300 aboard her could be saved All the treasure was lost. Divided into 2 parts: Part I gives history of salvage; Part II guide to shipwrecks in western hemisphere.Title in gold on spine. A comprehensive volume on shipwrecks around the world. Over 100 illustrations are included.
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $27
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Barbara Charton

Collins Reference Dictionery Sea and Oceans
Collins UK 
1989 pb slightly loose some mildew on ifc but clean inside 458pp + adverts195mm x 130mm x500gms
$5        Bookfinder $10+


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