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117 Days Adrift, Bailey, Maurice and Maralyn
1 Bailey, Maurice and Maralyn 117 Days Adrift
Hampshire Nautical 1973 0245522603 / 9780245522604 First Hard Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7� Milne, Peter A.G. 
A near Fine unmarked copy which has a little light foxing to top edge with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Coloured map endpapers. Illustrated. Foreword by Sir Peter Scott. No one is recorded as having survived adrift as did Maralyn and Maurice Bailey after the dramatic sinking of their yacht Auralyn. They spent 118 1/3 days in their small liferaft and rubber dinghy, and for most of this time were utterly dependent on the resources provided by the ocean and the sky. The area of the sinking near the Galapagos Islands in the Eastern Pacific, was naturally full of fish and bird life, but to devise ways of catching these, and of living and eating in such an environment required outstanding qualities of ingenuity and determination. They were finally rescued by Korean fishermen at a time when they had virtually resigned themselves to being part of the ocean for ever. 
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Seven Centuries of Sea Travel  - From the Crusaders to the Cruises, Bathe, Basil W. Bathe
2 Bathe, Basil W. Bathe Seven Centuries of Sea Travel - From the Crusaders to the Cruises
New York Portland House 1990 0517017547 / 9780517017548 Hard Fine Near Fine Folio - over 12 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. A very large format volume of 296 pages. 357 illustrations, 30 in colour. This profusely illustrated book presents an authoritative account of the development of sea travel from the 14th century to the present. In tracing this development the author shows how two interdependent factors have influenced the design of ships - the needs of travellers and technological innovation. Ranging from accounts of early travellers to descriptions of life aboard the latest liners, he presents a vivid picture of the realities of sea travel, including its perils, over seven centuries. His text is enhanced by 357 illustrations, many of which have never previously published. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.87 KILOS WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Round Britain Windsurf  -  1800 Miles on a 12ft Board, Batstone, Tim
3 Batstone, Tim Round Britain Windsurf - 1800 Miles on a 12ft Board
Newton Abbot David and Charles 1985 0715387537 / 9780715387535 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. 224 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs, drawings, diagrams and maps. The author mounted an expedition that was to earn him a place in the Guinness Book of Records and raise over 40,000 pounds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, persuading Charles Heidsieck, the champagne company, to back his project. He describes his clashes with the elements on his marathon 1800 mile journey - force 9 gales, monster waves and ferocious tide races, hazrds of local shipping, encounters with marine life, and his private battles with seasickness and exhaustion. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Stalin's Silver, Beasant, John
4 Beasant, John Stalin's Silver
London Bloomsbury 1995 0747523444 / 9780747523444 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. On 28th August 1944 three torpedoes from the German submarine U-859 sank the American merchant ship USS John Barry in the Arabian Sea off the eastern seaboard of Oman and in it's holds were 3 million Saudi Riyals worth US Dollars 80 million and over US Dollars 300 million in silver bullion. The ship sank to a depth of 8,500 feet and remained there until 1989 when the salvage rights were acquired by Sheikh Ahmed Farid al Aulaqi who engaged the French Maritime Institute and Jean Roux, who led the Titanic team. Colour and black and white photographs and copies of documents and 1 map. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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5 Beattie, John Lifeboats to the Rescue
Newton Abbot David and Charles 1980 0715381032 / 9780715381038 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. 25 photographs. John Beattie knows many of the brave crews of the lifeboat stations around the United Kingdom, and has selected 16 of their most notable and courageous 'services' which he tells in exciting narrative. Choosing one rescue from each, from stations as far apart as the Isles of Scilly and Shetland to Ireland, and, having got each story first-hand there is a strong sense of actuality. 
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The Liners  -  A History of the North Atlantic Crossing, Coleman, Terry
6 Coleman, Terry The Liners - A History of the North Atlantic Crossing
London Allen Lane 1976 0713910119 / 9780713910117 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. A large format volume of 232 pages. 170 illustrations. The Liners is the story of the great and beautiful ships, built for speed and comfort, that regularly plied between Europe and America on the North Atlantic route. It is the story of a line in ship design that runs from Brunel's Great Eastern through the early Cunarders and the mighty German ships of the late 19th century, to the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, the Normandie, the United States, and finally the QE2. It is the story of terrible tragedy - as Terry Coleman brings out the full horror of the Titanic and the Lusitania disasters - but also of luxury, gaiety and insouciance. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.865 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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English Seamen in The Sixteenth Century  -  Lectures Delivered at Oxford Easter Terms 1893-4, Froude, James Anthony
7 Froude, James Anthony English Seamen in The Sixteenth Century - Lectures Delivered at Oxford Easter Terms 1893-4
London Longmans, Green 1930 Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gilt title and blind embossed sailing ship motif on red cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a small signature to front endpaper else clean, tight and unmarked. New edition with introduction by Ashley A. Froude and notes by David Salmon. Map frontispiece. A marvellous history by the noted Professor Froude. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Close To The Wind, Goss, Pete
8 Goss, Pete Close To The Wind
London Headline 1998 074722126x / 9780747221265 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine uninscribed copy with Fine complete dustjacket. The author became a national hero on Christmas day 1996, while competing in the Venice Globe, the non stop, single handed round the world yacht race, recognised as one of the ultimate challlenges. He received a Mayday from Frenchman Raphael Dinelli and he turned around, scuppering his chances in the race, and 48 hours later he had found Dinelli and pulled the near dead man from his liferaft and within days they had become best friends as Pete nursed him back to life. Map endpapers and 43 photographs. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Voyages To Paradise  -  Exploring in the Wake of Captain Cook, Gray, William R.
9 Gray, William R. Voyages To Paradise - Exploring in the Wake of Captain Cook
Washington National Geographic Society 1981 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Gordon W. Gahan 
A Fine copy with blind embossed armorial crest to front. Coloured pictorial dustjacket is complete and has some chipping to head and tail G+. The author recounts the journey with the photographer Gordon W. Gahan to retrace the life and travels of Cook beautifully illustrated throughout with colour photographs and maps in the text. The pair travelled for a year in nearly every type of conveyance from dug out canoe to island schooner. *** NOT BOOK CLUB *** 
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Shipwrecks of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras, Grocott, Terence
10 Grocott, Terence Shipwrecks of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras
London Caxton Editions 2002 1840671645 / 9781840671643 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine copy which has a few pages which have been creased else unmarked. Pictorial laminated boards as dustjacket. Dustjacket is also near Fine and is price clipped. The author has spent 7 years researching this, his first published work, which was a lifelong ambition, which chronicles the shipping disasters of the last great war of the age of sail. A very detailed work with abbreviations, appendices, glossary and full bibliography. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.88 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Conquest of the Underwater World, Hass, Hans
11 Hass, Hans Conquest of the Underwater World
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1975 0715367137 / 9780715367131 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gold title on black boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. A near Fine copy. Dustjacket has two repaired closed tears and some wear to top edge. The world famous diver was one of the first to venture underwater using self contained diving equipment, and here recounts the successes, failures and tragedies resulting from man's attempts to discover and exploit the mysterious depths. Drawing on his own and other's experiences, he gives a comprehensive survey of contemporary knowledge of underwater research and diving techniques, describes underwater dangers, thoughtless polution, potential of underwater areas, salvaging of wrecks and much more. 102 illustrations, 45 in colour. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.9 KILO WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST **** 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Wreck of the Abergavenny, Hayter, Alethea
12 Hayter, Alethea The Wreck of the Abergavenny
London Macmillan 2002 0333989171 / 9780333989173 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. In February 1805 The Earl of Abergavenny, one of the largest of the East India Company's ships, set sail in convoy from Portsmouth for a voyage to India and China. Her captain was John Wordsworth, the younger brother of the poet, and the crew comprised more than 400 passengers, troops and crew and a rich cargo of luxury goods and silver dollars. Three days later, separated from the convoy by stormy weather, the ship struck the Shambles Shoal in Weymouth Bay and sank, drowning 260 souls including her captain. The book recreates the event from harrowing accounts of the survivors and the detailed official and press reports, and the effect it had on William Wordsworth, his sister and friends, Coleridge, Lamb and others. 16 illustrations. 
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The Frigates  -  An Account of the Lighter Warships of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815, Henderson, James
13 Henderson, James The Frigates - An Account of the Lighter Warships of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
London Leo Cooper 1994 0850524326 / 9780850524321 Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Yelf, Ernest E. 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. First published in 1970, the book tells the story of the frigates of 1793-1815, which has rarely been told as a continuous narrative. The author presents an outstanding work of naval history, which will appeal to the general reader as well as historians, and is based on painstaking research. He also brings to life the contemporary social, political and naval scene and his descriptions of frigate and naval technicalities are so lucid, enabling the reader to assess such famous encounters as that between the HMS Shannon and the USS Chesapeake. 16 plates and maps and diagrams. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
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Seamanship  -  The Complete Illustrated Guide for the Cruising Yachtsman, Kemp, Peter
14 Kemp, Peter Seamanship - The Complete Illustrated Guide for the Cruising Yachtsman
London Martin Dunitz 1983 0906348439 / 9780906348437 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A large format volume of 240 pages lavishly illustrated with over 350 photographs and diagrams. Straightforwardly written by one of the world's most respected nautical authors, this comprehensive and authoritative book provides all the practical information the cruising man or woman needs in order to perfect this art. This is the definitive guide for every yachtsman who wants to get the most from his cruising. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.2 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST ****. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Signal!  -  A History of Signalling in the Royal Navy, Kent, Captain Barrie
15 Kent, Captain Barrie Signal! - A History of Signalling in the Royal Navy
Hampshire Hyden House 1993 1856230066 / 9781856230063 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 371 pages. Illustrated throughout. This is a comprehensive history of signalling in the Royal Navy, spanning its development from the earliest days of simple flag signals to the development of wireless, and on to the world of electronic warfare, data links and satellite communications. It describes the early Signal Books and Vocabulary Codes, and the Shutter and Semaphore systems between the Admiralty and home ports, as well as the effect of the various signalling systems on many of the naval battles in the two world wars. **** NOT EX LIB **** PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.03 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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16 Knight, Frank (Extra Master Mariner) A Beginner's Guide to the Sea
London Macmillan 1956 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Blue titles and motif on brown cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a strip of age darkening to rear endpaper else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket has a little chipping and is not price clipped. Second edition (first was 1955). xiv + 234 pages. 11 illustrations and 80 diagrams. Coloured front endpapers of International Code of Signals. The book presents within one small volume a complete basic instruction, explanations and reminders in all branches of amateur seafaring, from sailing to selling, from loglines to longitude by chronometer. Essentially practical, and written with professional authority, it discloses many 'tricks of the trade' which most amateurs may only acquire after years of experience. 
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Men Under The Sea, Larsen, Egon
17 Larsen, Egon Men Under The Sea
London Phoenix House 1955 First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7 
Gilt title on red cloth boards which have a faded spine else clean. Internally there is a small contemporary name and date to front endpaper, light foxing to closed edges else clean and unmarked. 27 plates including coloured frontispiece and 21 line drawings. A fascinating work on underwater exploration from history to the present with the author's ideas for the future. From 17th century diving bells to an experimental thermal power station in Abidjan in the Ivory coast. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Nelson's Navy  -  The Ships, Men and Organisation 1793-1815, Lavery, Brian
18 Lavery, Brian Nelson's Navy - The Ships, Men and Organisation 1793-1815
London Conway Maritime Press 1989 0851775217 / 9780851775210 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which has a little wear to lower edges and a little creasing to top edge and is price clipped. A large format volume of 332 pages. Illustrated throughout with contemporary illustrations and maps. Foreword by Patrick O'Brian. The author is one of the world's leading authorities on the sailing navy and has produced a book which is truly encyclopaedic in its scope and at the same time eminently readable. Derived from considerable original research, the book is the first single-volume to cover in such depth this vast and complex subject, and give a clear and authentic picture of the Senior Service as a whole. An important resource for the naval historian. NOTE : A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.88 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Phantoms of the High Seas, Macdougall, Philip
19 Macdougall, Philip Phantoms of the High Seas
New South Wales Reed Books 1991 0730103137 / 9780730103134 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A VG+ copy with pictorial dustjacket which is complete with a small closed tear at top of spine. The author, a well known maritime historian, examines many tales from the past of ghostly hauntings and phantom ships, many of which are now famous. A fascinating and very readable study. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Idyll of the Kings  -  The History of the King Line 1889-1979, Mallett, Alan S.
20 Mallett, Alan S. Idyll of the Kings - The History of the King Line 1889-1979
Kendal World Ship Society 1980 090561710X / 9780905617107 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A clean, tight copy which has a small inscription to title page else unmarked. 64 pages with illustrations. Foreword by Sir Nicholas Cayzer. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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