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100 Deadly Skills: The Seal Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation.
Emerson, Clint; Slampyak, Ted (illustrator).
ISBN: 9781476796055
Touchstone / Simon & Schuster New York 2015 
  Paperback trade, flexible covers, very good plus condition, black & white text-drawings. 256 pp. This book has been adapted by a retired Navy Seal from the world of special operations. This manual draws on the unique skill set of a clandestine operative to radically improve your chances of survival in any situation. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30166  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Short Account of a Voyage Round the Globe in H.M.S. Calcutta 1803 - 1804.
Pateshall, Nicholas; Tipping, Marjorie (editor, introduction).
ISBN: 0909174202
Queensberry Hill Press Melbourne, Carlton 1980 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white frontispiece, black & white drawing, map, owner's embossed seal (on two pages), otherwise excellent. 95 pp. The true (previously unpublished) account of Pateshall who was Third Lieutenant on the convict ship HMS Calcutta, which sailed for New Holland in 1803. Edited and introduced by Tipping, who found the manuscript in the Hereford County Record Office. One of the few early accounts of the aborted Sullivans Bay settlement. Descriptions of native people and animals seen, plus events and activities aboard the ship. This is the first of a proposed series of small publications related to the early settlement of Port Phillip and Van Diemen's Land. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14983  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line: Information for Passengers.
Line, Aberdeen and Commonwealth.
Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line London 1952 
  Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, pages & covers toned, minor edgewear, extensive annotation. 24 pp. Pamphlet for passengers sailing on this ocean liner from Britain to Australia. Includes a detailed listing of localities of interest to observe during the voyage. Extensively annotated by a passenger, dated 1954. (Estimated date, 1952, printer's mark.). 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17574  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australian Cruise Ships.
Plowman, Peter.
ISBN: 9781877058509
Rosenberg Publishing Sydney, Dural 2007 
  Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, errata slip loosely inserted, minor edgewear, owner's written name inside front cover, covers lightly creased, small closed tear rear cover join to spine. 112 pp. This book provides details of many of the ships that cruised out of Australian ports from the early 1970s up to 2000, and all the cruise liners to have been seen in local waters since 2001, as well as taking a look ahead to the liners scheduled to come here in 2007 and 2008. 
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26646  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bougainville: A Biography.
Ross, Michael.
ISBN: 0860330591
Gordon & Cremonesi London 1978 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) & black & cream illustrations, frontispiece, small scuff rear cover jacket (few tiny scratches, minor edgewear), faint foxing top edge. 167 pp. This biography is about Louis Antoine de Bougainville, the French explorer who was famous for his journey round the world, and particularly for his visit to Tahiti. He was a versatile man and had a fascinating life. He confronted George Washington at Fort Necessity, was second in command to Montcalm during the Seven Years War, wrote a treatise on integral calculus at the age of 24, and led one of the most exciting and valuable scientific expeditions around the world. He is associated with the thorny climbing plant known as Bougainvillea, including its discovery and importation into Europe and America. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29336  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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British India (B.I.) Services: On World Trade Routes.
Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, British India.
British India Steam Navigation Co. / Brown Knight & Truscott (Printer) London 1959 
  Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, colour maps, few scuffs front cover, spine & covers rubbed, staples little rusted, rear cover little marked, minimal biro annotation (letter) front cover, middle page spread LOOSE, covers lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Unnum 16 pp. This pamphlet is about the world trade routes that are followed by British India Steam Navigation ships. The company was founded in 1856. Includes: The service: The ships: Accommodation: Freight: Ports of call. A miscellaneous services list and agents list at the rear. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30476  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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British India (B.I.): A Career at Sea.
Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, British India.
British India Steam Navigation Co. / Brown Knight & Truscott (Printer) London 1960 
  Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, map, few scuff marks rear cover, spine rubbed, covers little rubbed & creased, staples little rusted, minimal biro annotation (letter) front cover, minor edgewear, folders inside rear pocket (little rubbed). 51 pp. This pamphlet describes a career at sea, such as with B.I. (founded in 1856, and which introduced the steamship to the coastal traffic of India). Some of the contents explain a career with B.I., amenities ashore and afloat, trade destinations, the roles of deck cadets, engineer cadets, deck officers, engineer officers, pursers and electricians. There are folders containing rates of pay, and lists of outfits required in pocket at the rear. (Estimated date, about 1960, Trove.). 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30474  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Brixham, Torbay: A Bibliographical Guide.
Pike, John R.
ISBN: 0901842168
Borough of Torbay Torbay 1973 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, flexible covers, few black & white photos, map, staples little rusted, minor edgewear. 27 pp. A brief narrative that links together the more important references in books, maps, and documents to Brixham (Devon), and its fishing fleet and naval history. Created for anyone interested in Brixham to further research interesting aspects. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30478  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Brown's Rule of the Road Manual: The Rule of the Road at Sea, also the Uniform System of Buoyage, Wreck-marking, Regulations for Light Vessels, Etc.
Stewart, W. K.
Nautical Press / Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd, Nautical Publishers Glasgow 1943 
  Hardback small, good plus condition, thick card covers, orange cloth spine (little faded), black & white drawings, colour diagrams, charts, light foxing few pages, pages lightly toned, rear cover lightly marked, minor edgewear covers, spine ends slightly rubbed & scuffed, sticker front cover, owner's written name & date inside front cover 148 pp. Ninth edition. This reference book contains important information needed to assume control of a vessel as upon its practical application depends in a large measure the safety of life and property. The purpose is to promote careful study and observation. This manual has for many years served as a guide to the examinations for the various grades of certificates of Competency formerly held by Authority of the Board of Trade and at present conducted by the Ministry of War Transport. It is specially suitable for study at sea, the sequence of matter being arranged for that purpose, and the diagrams, questions and answers will be found most helpful and informative. (Swain's shop sticker. Written name: J.G.N. Snepp 1945.). 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40434  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Brown's Signalling: How to Learn the International Code of Visual and Sound Signals [How to Learn the International Code of Signals: All Methods of Signalling Explained].
Stewart, W. K.
Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd, Nautical Publishers Glasgow 1961 
  Hardback small, good plus condition, thick card covers, red cloth spine, black & white drawings, colour plates, charts, tape marks endpapers, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear, internally excellent, owner's written name. 211 pp. This wonderful little book is based on Information contained in Vol. 1 of the 1931 International Code of Signals. This book contains all the instructions relative to visual and sound signalling, and it has been compiled to provide a progressive course of study - the subjects being arranged in a suitable order. Five pages of colour plates (flags) have been added. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26205  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Buckler's Hard and Its Ships: Some Historical Reflections.
John, Second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.
Self-Published / Billing & Sons (Printer) London / Guildford 1909 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), thick board covers, card jacket fixed to boards at spine (edges rear cover little faded), full-page black & white text-photos (including frontispiece portrait), folding map, minor toning endpapers, minor edgewear. 42 pp. A short history of Buckler's Hard, a small village in Hampshire where a number of the ships belonging to the British Navy in Nelson's time were built and launched. Traces the place's history and lists the many ships built there. Concludes with table of ships launched, showing name, date of launching, builder and number of guns. (Possible unidentified modern reprint. 1 of 2 available copies.). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17182  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Captain Bligh and Mr Christian: The Men and the Mutiny.
Hough, Richard.
Arrow Books London 1974 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white illustrations, map, corner tips covers little scuffed, spine little creased, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 320 pp. This is the story of Captain Bligh's voyage in the Bounty and the open boat in which he completed one of the most hazardous voyages in maritime history. The author describes the scenes surrounding this grim story vividly. Winner of the Daily Express Award for the Best Book of the Sea. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27283  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Captain James Cook: A Biography.
Hough, Richard.
ISBN: 0340585986
Hodder & Stoughton London 1994 
  Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, maps, few tiny dents front cover jacket & board cover. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 492 pp. This very readable biography takes a new look at one of the world's greatest mariners, James Cook. The most comprehensive study since Beaglehole's posthumous work of 1974. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27984  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Carpathia: The Extraordinary Story of the Ship that Rescued the Survivors of the Titanic.
Ludowyke, Jay.
ISBN: 9780733640674
Hachette Australia Sydney 2018 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. 322 pp. This intensively researched book follows the dual narratives of Captain Rostron and the daring rescue of the Titanic survivors by the ship Carpathia, and the Waring team and their dangerous determination to reach the wreck. Rich in history and drama, the true story of Carpathia from her launching to the sensational events of 1912, World War 1 and beyond is a compelling story 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30522  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Columbus: The Four Voyages 1492 - 1504.
Bergreen, Laurence.
ISBN: 9780143122104
Penguin Books New York 2012 
  Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, art reproduction, black & white & colour maps, minor edgewear, remainder strip bottom edge. 423 pp. The first full biography of Columbus in over sixty years. The author writes about the Italian-Spanish explorer's controversial career, and tells an epic story to go with the events of an fulfilling life. The colour reproductions of the maps help to bring this story to life. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29259  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Darwin's Armada: Four Voyagers to the Southern Oceans and Their Battle For the Theory of Evolution.
McCalman, Iain.
ISBN: 9781847393098
Pocket Books London 2010 
  Paperback, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) & black & white photos center spread, base spine little bumped, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 422 pp. The stories of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Joseph Hooker and Alfred Wallace - four young naturalists, each of whom voyaged to the southern hemisphere in search of adventure and scientific fame. 
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28946  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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De Grasse: Empress of Australia / Venezuela.
Barnichon, Gilles; Roullet, Pierrick.
ISBN: 2910821145
Editions Marcel-Didier Le Touvet, France 1998 
  Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (mostly full-page), glossy paper, minor edgewear. 144 pp. The British-built but French ocean liner "De Grasse" has had an eventful career. For 40 years, she went through a world war, several conversions and sales, and two sinkings. It re-opened the French Line Transatlantic service in 1947, and later became "Empress of Australia" and "Empress of Venezuela" under different national flags. A superbly illustrated book based on archival material. Parallel text in French and English. 
Price: $45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16404  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dearest Mother: Extracts from the Letters of F. R. Kendall: P & O 1837 - 1987.
Kendall, F. R.; P & O Cruises; MacDonald, Brian (introduction).
ISBN: 0946555060
GB Publications Melksham, Wilts 1987 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, few black & white photos, staples little rusted, few creases covers & pages, minor edgewear. 45 pp. This pamphlet has selected extracts from Kendall's letters reflecting the early days of P & O, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 1987. Franklin Richardson Kendall was born in 1839 into a family with great naval traditions. He travelled extensively between 1858 and 1866 and while away wrote regularly to his mother. The collection of 78 letters, each commencing with "Dearest Mother", comprises nearly 300 pages. The fascinating letters were written at a time when substantial world-wide social and industrial changes were being made (Britain, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia noted). 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30477  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Deck Cadets: A Career.
Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, British India.
British India Steam Navigation Co. / Printed by Brown Knight & Truscott (Printer) London 1957 
  Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, single colour map, covers rubbed & little marked, front cover slightly faded, staples rusted, corner tips pages & covers little creased, minor edgewear Unnum 16 pp. This pamphlet describes a career at sea as a deck cadet in naval and commercial ships, including British India (B.I., founded in 1856). The pamphlet covers trade destinations, the roles of deck cadets, conditions of entry, training, a fleet list, an outfit list, and rates of pay. (Estimated date, about 1957. Loosely inserted: Erratum & rates of pay slip slips.). 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30475  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Early Shipping Photographs [Historical Photographs Series].
Olivieri, Kevin; Henderson, Margaret (editor).
Richmond River Historical Society Lismore, NSW 1999 
  Paperback wide trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, slight creasing along spine, bottom corner first page creased. Unnum 34 pp. This booklet contains heritage photographs of the different types of vessels that were part of the history of the Richmond River, New South Wales. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23962  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Evolution's Captain: The Dark Fate of the Man who Sailed Charles Darwin Around the World [Robert FitzRoy].
Nichols, Peter.
ISBN: 0732274788
HarperCollins Sydney 2003 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-drawings, edges lightly toned, spine little creased, minor edgewear. 328 pp. This book is the untold story of Robert FitzRoy, the captain of the HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin's unlikely companion on the landmark journey that lead to his theory of evolution. The five-year-long scientific expedition aboard the HMS Beagle launched Darwin into lasting fame and distinction, and drove Robert Fitzroy to commit suicide. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30264  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Gas and Electricity Colliers: The Sea-going Ships Owned by the British Gas and Electricity Industries.
Chesterton, Ridley D.; Fenton, R. S.
ISBN: 0905617339
World Ship Society Kendal, UK 1984 
  Paperback small trade, good condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece), flags and funnels for gas and electricity colliers, light toning edges, few light creases along spine, spine & covers little faded, top corner front cover & some pages lightly creased, top spine little bumped, few tiny scuffs rear cover, minor edgewear, rubber name stamp inside front cover. 120 pp. From the foreword: This is the story of a group of ships that were very close to Douglas Ridley Chesterton's heart - the unlovely but hard-working fleet of colliers owned by the Gas and Electricity undertakings of London and the South East. He died in 1979, before he could finish the book, and it has been completed by R. S. Fenton. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30458  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Gazetteer of Sydney Shipping: Being a Geographical Index of Ports of Origin and Destination, and Places Discovered, Visited or Remarked Upon by Sydney Shipping of the Period [Roebuck Society Publication].
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins.
ISBN: 0909434182
Roebuck Society Canberra 1981 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, typewritten text, maps, black & white text-photos, top edge foxed, spinewear, minor edgewear. 218 pp. An alphabetical geographical listing of all the various ports of origin and destination of ships and craft arriving at or departing from Port Jackson [Sydney Harbour], and places discovered, visited or referred to by Sydney shipping of the day. Considered to be an appendix to two previous volumes: Shipping Arrivals and Departures Sydney 1788 - 1825 (Cumpston) and 1826 - 1840 (Nicholson). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16786  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Gin's Tonic: Ocean Voyage Inner Journey.
MacRobert, Virginia.
ISBN: 9789881772435
Proverse Hong Kong Hong Kong 2010 
  Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name & date). 536 pp. This book is the daily record of a journey around the world. The author, Henry the dog, Coco the cat, and some crew members shared her journey. They took a long journey under sail in the catamaran sailing vessel Dai Long Wan. They left the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in October, 2006, and arrived back in March 2008, which took 493 days to complete a circumnavigation. This log of their voyage records real-life episodes with pirates, terrific storms and breakdowns in the middle of the most remote places on the planet. The author was born in Australia, and raised on a farm in New South Wales. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28826  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Hain of St. Ives.
O’Donoghue, K. J.; Appleyard, H. S.
World Ship Society Kendal, UK 1986 
  Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white photos, colour frontispiece, colour flags and funnels inside rear cover, one colour flag flyleaf and front cover, light toning pages, light foxing covers, light stain bottom corner front cover, minor edgewear cover corners. 132 pp. The story of one of the major shipping companies of the late-19th century. The Hain Steamship Company was founded in a small Cornish fishing port, and from there it was controlled until the takeover by P&O in 1917. The book has notes and lists of the ships - sailing, steam and motor - as well as the fascinating story of the Hain family, which can be traced back to the 16th century. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30456  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Historic Ships of Australia: A Third Book of Paintings, Poetry and Prose.
Smyth, Dacre; Lockwood, Admiral Lionel (foreword).
ISBN: 0959519831
Dacre Smyth Melbourne, Toorak 1982 
  Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour reproductions, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (little creasing), autograph (author's written name), bookplate. 82 pp. The author and artist is a retired naval officer who has been painting for about 16 years. Self-taught, he has held nine previous one-man exhibitions. he reproduces paintings of historic ships made in 1981 throughout Australia. The rear of the book has a list of the ships. Some of the ships are: Adelaide, Melbourne, James Craig, John Oxley, Lady Hopetoun, Polly Woodside, South Steyne. (Loosely inserted: 2-page letter from the author to art dealer Frank McDonald, about the von Guerard book of which McDonald was an author. Plus McDonald bookplate.). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27010  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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HMAS Bataan, 1952: An Australian Warship in the Korean War.
Cooper, Anthony.
ISBN: 9781742231181
University of New South Wales Press Sydney 2010 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, diagrams, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly foxed), base spine little rubbed. 295 pp. In June 1950 North Korea invaded South Korea and the Korean War began. This book is about the three-year conflict, and the HMAS Bataan, a Royal Australian Navy Tribal-Class destroyer being deployed on her second tour of duty in 1952. Along with her sister ship Warramunga, HMAS Bataan became the mainstay of the Australian naval commitment to the war and also helped secure the Royal Australian Navy's strong reputation. The book commemorates the active service of HMAS Bataan in one of the most destructive wars in history. 
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28502  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Howard Smith Shipping: Enterprise and Diversity 1854 - 2001.
Farquhar, Ian.
ISBN: 0959907955
Nautical Association of Australia Melbourne, Caulfield South 2002 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, top corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). 168 pp. From the title page: Being a history of the ships, both owned and managed from 1854, together with a brief history and chronology of significant dates in the history of the Howard Smith group, with particular emphasis on the shipping history. 
Price: $60.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30451  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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It Was All a Matter of Time.
Tooth, Thomas.
ISBN: 0646153862
Thomas (T. E.) Tooth Katoomba, NSW 1992 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, op spine bumped, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name), copy 2. 156 pp. The story of navigational science. Matthew Flinders used this new science to chart the Australian coast. Includes the tale of the chronometer belonging to Flinders, which the author discovered in a Sydney museum in 1976. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4808A  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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J. Lauritzen.
Thorsoe, Soren.
ISBN: 0905617320
World Ship Society Kendal, England 1984 
  Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white photos, few colour photos (flags), cover corner tips little rubbed, spine edges little rubbed, spine lightly faded, spine ends little rubbed, slight crease rear cover, minor edgewear. 239 pp. The story of the Danish shipping company that is one of Europe's largest ferry and logistics operators. The firm J. Lauritzen was founded in 1884 by Ditlev Lauritzen as a small trading firm selling building materials and later agricultural articles and coal. From 1888 the main focus was on shipowning, but the original connection with the commercial field was partly maintained, and new industrial fields were gradually added to the activities of the business. (Colour house flag and funnel marks on last two pages, and colour house flag on flyleaf.). 
Price: $60.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30454  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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