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THE BLUE CONTINENT.

By: QUILICI, Folco.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1954

Seller ID: 10671


Photographs by the author in collaboration with Viorgio Ravelli. 169pp, 26 colour, 35 b&w photographs. Cloth (trifling wear). Some spotting. Very good. View more info

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Captain Robinson : the reminiscences of a Tasmanian Master Mariner, James William Robinson 1824-1906.

By: Robinson, James William (edited by Michael Nash).

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2009

Seller ID: 26088


A limited edition of 500 numbered copies. 240x165mm. x, 178pp, frontis portrait, colour and b&w illustrations. Case-bound with dustwrapper. Fine (new). ISBN 0908528345 ***Written in retirement in 1904, Robinson's ‘tough account of a rough life’ has never before been published. The Captain worked mainly in the pelagic whaling industry out of Hobart, but also carried a variety of cargoes to all the Australasian colonies, Singapore and the Dutch East Indies, and to gold-rush California. He undertook the only Australian sealing voyage to subantarctic Heard Island, and collected gua... View more info

A Cruising Voyage Round the World, first to the South-Seas, thence to the East Indes, and homewards by the Cape of Good Hope. Begun in 1708, and finished in 1711...

By: ROGERS, Capt. Woodes.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/New York, N. Israel/Da Capo Press: 1969

Seller ID: 31358


(Bibliothecha Australiana #63.) Facsimile of the London, 1712 edition. xxii, 428, 56, [14]pp; 5 folding maps. Simile vellum with blue title patches, clear dustwrapper. Fine. ***In the ships Duke and Duchess of Bristol. Includes 'an account of Alexander Selkirk's living alone four years and four months in an island' View more info

Sailor Souvenirs : stoneware, faiences and porcelain of three centuries.

By: RUDOLPH, Wolfgang.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edition Leipzig: 1985

Seller ID: 7923


Large square 8vo. 152pp, well illus in colour and b&w. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (a couple of short clean tears repaired). A very good clean copy. View more info

Australia Unveiled : the share of the Dutch navigators in the discovery of Australia.

By: SCHILDER, Gunter.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm: 1976

Seller ID: 11180


Translated by Olaf Richter. Small 4to. 424pp, well illustrated in b&w, including 88 maps. Original cloth with dustwrapper (head and tail of spine a little rubbed, spine sunned). Edges lightly foxed, a lesser amount at head of first and last couple of leaves, otherwise a nice clean copy. Good to very good. ISBN 9022199975 View more info

The Conway History of Seafaring in the Twentieth Century.

By: Seafaring:

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Conway Maritime Press: 2000

Seller ID: 11776


Foreword by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. 224pp, 24 b&w photographs. Cloth-textured papered boards with d/w. Fine. ***With contributions by Alastair Couper, Philip Dawson, Ian Dear, Valerie Fenwick, Norman Friedman, Alison Gale, Eric Grove, Antony Preston, Peter Quatermaine and Ann Savours. View more info

A Voyage Round the World by way of the Great South Sea, perform'd in the years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London...

By: SHELVOCKE, Capt. George.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/New York, N. Israel/Da Capo Press: 1971

Seller ID: 31357


(Bibliothecha Australiana #71.) Facsimile of the London, 1726 edition. xxxvi, 468pp; 4 plates (two folding, large folding map. Simile vellum with blue title patches, clear dustwrapper. Fine. View more info

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H.M.A.S. Latrobe : the story of an Australian Corvette 1942-1946.

By: SMITH, Windas.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Waterloo, Tasmania, Author?: [1987]

Seller ID: 31265


Large 8vo. 88pp, illustrated, folding map, single-page Appendix tipped to inside rear cover (Details of Bathurst Class minesweepers built in Australia). Stapled in stiff pictorial wrappers, as issued. A very good clean copy. ***Signed and inscribed by the author. ISBN 0731609808 View more info

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The Journal of Edward Spain, merchant seaman and sometimes Warrant Officer in the Royal Navy, describing the conditions of life at sea during the American Revolution and the wars with France.

By: Spain, Edward:

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Sydney, St Mark's Press: 1989

Seller ID: 8029


With an engraving by Edward Stafford. #17 of 104 numbered copies signed by the publisher. Small 8vo. [vi], 84pp. Hand-set and printed on hand-made rag paper. Cloth-backed paste-papered boards with leather spine label. Edges faintly yellowed. Inscribed by the publisher. A very good to fine clean copy. ***The second book of the press. Spain was pressed into naval service, and later served with Arthur Phillip. The manuscript journal is held by the Mitchell Library in Sydney. View more info

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The Tregurtha Log: relating the adventurous life of Captain Edward Primrose Tregurtha. The Napoleonic Wars - The East India Company's China run - Whaling in the South Seas - Shipmaster to the Port Phillip District.

By: SPROD, Dan (ed).

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1980

Seller ID: 5074


600 numbered copies, signed by the editor. Foolscap folio. 166pp, frontis portrait and two colour plates (tipped-in), other illustrations, endpaper maps. Blue buckram with dustwrapper. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 0908528035 ***Captain Tregurtha ended his career sailing from the port of Launceston in northern Tasmania. View more info

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The Great United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842.

By: STANTON, William.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1975

Seller ID: 31924


Large 8vo. 434pp, illustrations, endpaper maps. Cloth with dustwrapper. Very good. ISBN 0520025571 View more info

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The Brothers Taylor : a Tasmanian maritime history.

By: TAYLOR, Colin.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Canberra, Navarine Publishing: 1998

Seller ID: 6373


(Roebuck Series, no 50.) Small 4to. 184pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0958656142 ***The Taylors, shipowners and master mariners from northern and north-western Tasmania, were as well known in their day (1860-1920) as the Holymans. View more info

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New Light on the Mysterious Tragedy of the "Worcester" 1704-05. An episode in the long struggle between England and Scotland for union as Great Britain 1603-1707. With a solution of the mystery offered by...

By: TEMPLE, Sir Richard.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1930

Seller ID: 33119


From the papers of her English Charterer, Thomas Bowrey, discovered in 1913 by John Humphreys and now in the possession of Lieut.-Colonel Henry Howard. 491pp, frontis, 7 plates, 2 text figures, 3 maps. Original blue cloth, faded, more so on spine, light flcking, corners a little bumped. Edges yellowed, clean inside. A good copy. View more info

A True and Impartial Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, and round the globe, in His Majesty's ship the Centurion, under the command of Commodore George Anson... from its commencement in the year 1740 to its conclusion in 1744...

By: THOMAS, Pascoe.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/New York, N. Israel/Da Capo Press: 1971

Seller ID: 31365


(Bibliothecha Australiana #72.) Facsimile of the London, 1745 edition. 8vo. [xvi], 348, 40pp. Simile vellum with blue title patches, clear dustwrapper. Fine. View more info

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The Lawson History of the America's Cup : a record of fifty years.

By: THOMPSON, Winfield M. & Thomas W. Lawson.

Price: $285.00

Publisher: Southampton, Ashford Press: 1986

Seller ID: 35416


#518 of this facsimile reprint of 1500 copies; first published 1902. 4to. [viii] xvi, 402pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. Cream cloth, decorated in gilt on the upper board and in blue and gilt on the spine. All edges gilt, place ribbon. Trifling bump to foot of the upper joint, otherwise a fine clean copy. ISBN 0907069401 View more info

Magnificent Voyagers. The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.

By: Viola, herman J. & Carolyn Margolis (eds).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Smithsonian Institution: 1985

Seller ID: 22055


4to. 304pp, profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers, corners a trifle rubbed. Very good. View more info

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The Venturesome Voyages of Capt. Voss.

By: VOSS, Captain J.C.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Tokyo / Yokohama, Geiser & Gilbert / Japan Herald Press: 1913

Seller ID: 26305


[Printed by the Japan Herald Press?] 8vo. xvi, 394pp, b&w frontis portrait (with tissue guard) & 13 b&w plates, 2 coloured maps (one folding). Original red cloth, lettered in gilt, blind rules; slight damp marking to foot of lower board, spine a little faded and extremities slightly rubbed. The front free endpaper adhered to the paste-down (always thus?). A nice clean copy. Very good. ***John Claus Voss was a Canadian from British Columbia. He sailed around the world in 1901-04 in 'Tilikum', a modified dugout canoe. View more info

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HMAS Armidale : the ship that had to die.

By: WALKER, Frank B.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Budgewoi NSW, Kingfisher Press: 1990

Seller ID: 30898


180pp, 16pp b&w photographic illus. Soft covers. The book is slightly canted, owner's name stamp on half-title and title pages, the first two leaves with a slight vertical crease; otherwise a good+ clean copy. ISBN 0646005413 *** 'A wrong decision cost 100 lives, but produced an epic of sea surival and an act of sublime heroism.' View more info

Shipwrecks at Port Phillip Heads 1840-1963.

By: WEILLIAMS, Peter J. & Roderick Serle.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Maritime Historical Productions: 1963

Seller ID: 34767


'Limited edition' (but limitation not stated). 8vo. 92pp, illustrated, index. Soft covers; top front corner of cover and first few leaves slightly curled, otherwise a very good clean copy. View more info

The Vikings.

By: WERNICK, Robert.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Time-Life Books: 1980

Seller ID: 24082


(The Seafarers.) 4to. 176pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w, endpaper maps. Imitation leather with inlaid coloured illustration. Very good. View more info

National Maritime Museum Guide to Maritime Britain.

By: WHEATLEY, Keith.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Exeter, Webb & Bower: 1990

Seller ID: 33881


Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Preface by Richard Ormond, Director of The National Maritime Museum. 4to. 208pp, well illustrated in black & white and colour, endpaper maps. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (pice-clipped, spine sunned). Large presentation plate on verso of front fly-leaf. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0863502687 View more info

Fighting Sail.

By: WHIPPLE, A.B.C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Time-Life Books: 1979

Seller ID: 20161


(The Seafarers.) 4to. 184pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w, ep maps. Imitation leather with inlaid coloured illus. Very good. View more info

THE MAN WHO REFUSED TO DIE.

By: WYNNE, Barry.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press: 1966

Seller ID: 7026


158pp, photographs. Cloth-textured papered boards with d/w. Very good. ***Teehu Makimare's 2,000 mile drift in an open boat across the South Seas. View more info