Used and Out of Print Books on Ships,
Shipbuilding and Shipwrecks
Challenger At Sea: A Ship That Revolutionized Earth Science -by- Kenneth J Hsü. The
story of the famous geological research ship 'Glomar Challenger' told by a leading oceanographer and earth scientist.
(1992, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ) ISBN 0691087350. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 417 pages.
In excellent condition.
HMAS Rockhampton: Australian Corvette in World War II -by- Gilbert Wahlquist. Signed copy. Signed by Gilbert Wahlquist
on half title page. ISBN 0646449931. Used softcover book. 275 pages. (self-published by Gilbert Wahlquist. Printed by Draftex
Corporation. Sydney. 2005) Light wear to spine. Else in excellent condition.
Keeping Nyala In Style: Improving A Classic Boat And Maintaining Her Original Elegance -by- Sylvia Murphy.
ISBN 1853104736. How to fit new equipment to a classic yacht; each step carefully explained & beautifully illustrated with b/w photos &
diagrams. 206 pages. (First Edition 1995 Waterline, UK) Excellent used hardcover book in dust jacket.
Miniature Merchant Ships: A Guide To Waterline Ship Modelling in 1/1200 Scale -by-
John Bowen. Models of Ships. Ship Models. ISBN 0851776590. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 218 pages.
(Conway Maritime Press, London, First edition, 1997) Covered in clear plastic sleeve. In fine condition.
More Miniature Merchant Ships: The New Guide To Waterline Ship Modelling in 1/1200 Scale -by- John Bowen.
Models of Ships. Ship Models. ISBN 0851779360. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 208 pages. (Conway Maritime Press,
London, First edition, 2003) Dust jacket bumped on corners and both ends of spine, else in
very good condition.
Sailing Ships of the High Seas. Set of 4 Prints in a Folder showing a Brigantine, Sloop, Naval Sloop & Man-o-war and
an information sheet. Folder size 8.5" x 10.5" (21cm x 27cm). The information sheet is
reproduced here. (Time Life
Int'l, Nederland B.V. Undated) Folder is lightly foxed and has slight insect damage along one edge of back.
The prints are in excellent condition.
Setting Sails: A Tribute To The Chinese Junk -by- Derek Maitland -photography
by- Nik Wheeler. Hong Kong's official symbol is the Chinese junk, which dominated world trade a
thousand years before the European nations had mastered the art of ocean
voyaging; it incorporated maritime innovations like the watertight compartment,
balanced rudder and spoon-shaped stern at a time when Westerners were still
hugging coastlines in open longboats; the authors have compiled a graphic study
of the Chinese junk covering its history, its triumph as a naval and trading
vessel, its tragic death in battle with Western navies, its brief but fierce
reign as a pirate vessel, and its lingering role as a stylised pleasure craft;
includes cross sections of the vessels. (A South China Morning Post Publication, Hong Kong, 1981) No ISBN.
Used oversize hardcover book in dust jacket, 174 pages, dust jacket is worn and chipped along upper edge and
both ends of spine, else in fine condition. Weighs 1.3 kilograms.
The Eighties Greatest Yacht Races -text by- James Harper -editor- Philip Gore. ISBN 0711000654. Covers the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
1987; The Whitbread Round-The-World Yacht Race 1985-1986; The Flying Eighteens; The America's Cup 1986-1987; The BOC
Single-Handed Round-The-World Race 1986-1987. Packed with colour photographs. (Robertsbridge Limited, London, 1988)
Large hardcover book, no dust jacket as issued, 320 pages, bumped on corners, small tear
at top of spine, remainder mark at bottom, gift inscription on fep, else very good. Weighs 1.7 kilograms.
The Royal Tour 1901 or The Cruise Of The H.M.S. Ophir:
Being a Lower Deck Account of Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York's Voyage
Around The British Empire -by- Petty Officer Harry Price. A facsimile of Petty Officer Harry Price's handwritten
and illustrated account of the cruise of H.M.S. Ophir in 1901, of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George
V and Queen Mary; the trip took nearly nine months and took in almost all of the British Empire as it was at that
time with the exception of India. (Webb & Bower. Exeter. 1980) ISBN 0906671108. Used
hardcover book in dust jacket. Unpaginated. Dust jacket is worn on edges and sunned on spine and across front
cover. Light foxing on edges of pages, else book is very good.
The Twilight Of Sail -by- Robin Knox-Johnston. A magnificent celebration in pictures of the full-rigged sailing ships of the
latter half of the 19th Century; over 120 black and white photographs complemented by Robin Knox-Johnston's authoritative text.
(Hutchinson, Melbourne, 1978) ISBN 0091353009. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 192 pages, dust jacket is worn along upper edge with a few
creases, light foxing on eps and edges of pages, else very good.
The Warships Of The British And Commonwealth Navies -by- H T Lenton. 1969. ISBN 0711000654. Used book.
The description of each warship includes displacement, dimensions, machinery, protection, armament, complement; with black and
white photographs of each vessel. Sections are: Fleet vessels; Escort vessels; Amphibious warfare vessels;
Minesweeping and surveying vessels; Coastal craft; Fleet train; Miscellaneous vessels. (Ian Allen, London, 2nd edition,
1969) Used oblong hardcover book, no dust jacket, discoloured light blue cloth with good silver letting on spine,
287 pages, light wear on edges, foxing on eps, pages are very good.
Treasures Of The Deep: The Extraordinary Life And Times Of Captain Mike Hatcher -by- Hugh Edwards.
Ship Salvage. Captain Mike Hatcher is the world's most celebrated ocean salvor of
modern times; he has raised countless precious cargoes from such exotic
locations as Thailand and Indonesia, but he has also witnessed first hand the
tragedy of war-torn Vietnam and post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia, and has periodically
incurred the wrath of south-east Asian governments, marine archaeologists and
unscrupulous competitors; his story is one of guts and determination in the face
of adversity and of daring, skill and fantastic rewards. (HarperCollins Publishers, Sydney, First edition, 2000)
ISBN 0732258855. Used softcover book, 279 pages, in fine condition.
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