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"STORMY PETREL" The Life of H. M. A. S. SYDNEY
Ross, Lieutenant (S) W. H.
Paterson's Printing Press Perth N.D. First Edition
 Hardcover No date stated but I suggest 1946 due to a review in The Argus, 20th July 1946 p.15. With fold out map on front free endpaper and 8 full page plates, cover boards are mottled/discoloured, wartime paper has browned, this copy was gifted to Pat (? ) from 13 ladies and "Fluffie" all written on verso of front free endpaper. A very good copy. Postage will be reduced for this book. ; 175 x 125mm; 296 pages Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22960  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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1421 The Year China Discovered the World
Menzies, Gavin
ISBN: 0553815229
Bantam Books Australia 2003 
 Paperback With illustrations in colour and black & white and maps, a very good copy. ; 200 x 130mm; 650 pages Very Good+
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17033  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A HISTORY OF SEAFARING Based on Underwater Archaeology
Bass, George F.
Walker and Co. New York 1972 1st American Edition
 Hard Cover 320pp; illustrations, ; 280 x 220mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5425  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A STAR TO STEER HER BY
Jones, Tristan
The Bodley Head London 1985 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 275pp; ; 220 x 140mm Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6829  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A STEAMSHIP FOR HOBART S S Reemere 1909
Broxham, Graeme
ISBN: 0646113291
Navarine Publishing  1992 1st Edition
 Paperback First Edition limited to 1000 signed copies, this being copy No. 211, With illustrations, a very good copy. ; 210 x 15mm; ii, 62 pages 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16729  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A VOYAGE WITH THE MAILS BETWEEN BRISBANE - LONDON. AUSTRALIA AND GREAT BRITAIN. A Memento by an Amateur Photographer with 103 Original Photographs
no author
The London Stereoscopic Company,ltd. London 1914 3rd Edition
 Printed Cloth With 103 photographic illustrations, original blue / white cloth with title printed in white on front & spine with picture of London skyline and Ship. An interesting piece of memorabilia from the days of passengerships. ; 300 x 250mm; 64 pages Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $60.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20661  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A YACHTSMAN'S MEMORIES OF LONG AGO
Carter, Ronald
Mallinson Rendel Wellington  
 Hard Cover 152pp; illustrations; 220 x 140mm Very Good
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10588  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ACTION STATIONS! Tribal Destroyers of the Royal Australian Navy
Nesdale, Iris
ISBN: 0949552011
HMAS Warramunga Veterans' Association Adelaide 1989 1st Edition
 Hardcover With many photographic and line illustrations, fold-out profile plan of H. M. A. S. ARUNTA at rear, A fine copy in fine dustjacket. Postage will be reduced for this book. ; 255 x 175mm; xii, 206 pages Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22339  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ADMIRAL OF THE OCEAN SEA A Life of Christopher Columbus
Morison, Samuel Eliot
Little, Brown & Company Boston 1942 1st Edition
 Hardcover Maps on endpapers, illustrated throughout with maps, charts and illustrations. A very good copy, without dustjacket. ; 240 x 160mm; xx, 680 pages 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14475  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ADMIRALTY HANDBOOK OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY Volume I: Magnetism and Electricity
no author
His Majesty's Stationery Office London 1939 Reprint
 Hardcover advertorial endpaper + vi adverts, 442 pages + four appendices and an index, with many figures in the text, original green cloth boards with title blind stamped on front cover and in gold on spine, a very good copy. ; 285 x 220mm 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16292  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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AN EPITOME OF ANGLICAN CHURCH HISTORY FROM THE EARLIEST AGES TO THE PRESENT TIME
Webley-Parry, Ellen
William Spurrell Carmarthen 1879 1st Edition
 Hardcover With a gift inscription from Captain Thomas of the Barque "West Australian" to Mr. Joseph Walters, 14th February, 1884 on verso of front endpaper, a very good copy. ; 225 x 140mm; xxviii, 492 pages Very Good+
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22401  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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AN ERA AT PORT PHILLIP HEADS
Loney, Jack
ISBN: 0959985360
Marine History Publications Geelong  1st Edition
 Paperback With illustrations, small booklet with printed card cover, This book is light, and postage will be reduced for shipment. ; 200 x 140mm; 38 pages Fine
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22075  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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AROUND TASMANIA IN A WHALEBOAT 1986 In the Wake of Captain James Kelly 1815-1816
Cuthbertson, Bern
ISBN: 0731687779
Bern Cuthbertson Hobart 1986 1st Edition
 Paperback With a gift inscription to the previous owners on title page and also signed by the author on title page, photographic illustrations and a map, glossary of nautical terms. This book is light, and postage will be reduced for shipment. ; 210 x 150mm; viii, 80 pages; Signed by Author Near Fine
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21608  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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AUSTRALIA'S ISLAND SHIPWRECKS
Loney, Jack and Stone, Peter
ISBN: 0909131570
Neptune Press Belmont 1980 1st Edition
 Paperback With illustrations in colour and black & white, signed by both authors on the title page, A fine copy. Postage will be reduced for this book. ; 265 x 195mm; 117 pages; Signed by All Authors Fine
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21959  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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AUSTRALIAN SEA MYSTERIES
Loney, Jack
Marine History Publications Geelong N.D. 1st Edition
 Hardcover The First Edition of This Book Comprises 500 Signed Hard Bound copies, this volume is unnumbered and not signed, hard cover with no title lettering. With illustrations, index, age spots on first 4 pages, otherwise a very good copy. This book is light, and postage will be reduced for shipment within Australia. ; 230 x 180mm; 112 pages Very Good+
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22269  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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AUSTRALIAN SEA MYSTERIES
Loney, Jack
Marine History Publications Geelong 1988 2nd Edition
 Paperback With illustrations, index, a very good copy. This book is light, and postage will be reduced for shipment within Australia. ; 215 x 170; 112 pages Very Good+
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21755  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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BARQUE POLLY WOODSIDE (Rona)
Darroch, Vin
ISBN: 0909706646
Lowden Publishing Kilmore 1978 1st Edition
 Paperback A fine copy. ; 215 x 140mm; xxiv, 141 pages 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15262  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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BEACONS OF HOPE An early history of Cape Otway and King Island lighthouses
Walker, Donald
Deakin University Press Warrnambool 1991 Reprint
 Paperback Landscape format, stiff card covers, maps on endpapers showing tracks and discoveries of different vessels in Bass's Strait between 28th Sept 1800 and 9th March 1802, light edge wear to cover, a very good copy. ; Australia Felix series; 210 x 295mm ; 152 pages 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15501  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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BLACKBOARDS AND SHIPS' MASTS The First Hundred and Twenty Five Years of the Lyttleton Main School
Norris, Baden N.
ISBN: 0473070499
125th Jubilee Committee Christchurch 2000 2nd Edition
 Paperback With many b/w illustrations, A fine copy. Please email for accurate postage costs. ; 210 x 150mm; 164 pages Fine
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 19859  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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BOOKS OF THE SEA An Introduction to Nautical Literature
Lewis, Charles Lee
United States Naval Institute Annapolis 1943 1st Edition
 Hardcover A very good copy despite it being an ex public library of Victoria copy. ; 235 x 155mm; [x], 318 pages Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20244  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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BRASSEY'S NAVAL AND SHIPPING ANNUAL 1927
Richardson & Hurd, (editors)
William Clowes & Sons. London 1927 
 Hardcover 38th year of publication, xx advertisments, xiv, 494 pgs, (xxi) - xl adverts, 12 pgs index, many illusts; charts, plans. Orig inal cloth binding, 245 x 150mm. A very good copy. ; 245 x 150mm Very Good+
Price: $90.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 863  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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BY GUESS AND BY GOD. The Story of the British Submarines in the War.
Carr, William Guy
Hutchinson & Co London 1933 16th impression
 Hardcover With 24 page publisher's catalogue at rear of book for the Autumn of 1933. Illustrated from photographs, previous owners name on front endpaper, a very good copy. ; 220 x 140mm; 288 pages Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22316  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CAPTAIN BASIL HALL Travels in India Ceylon and Borneo
Rawlinson, Professor H. G.
George Routledge & Sons, Ltd. London 1931 1st Edition
 Hardcover With 4 plates, index, chipping to top and bottom of dustjacket spine, jacket now protected, a very good copy in very good dustjacket. The Broadway Travellers series edited by Sir. E. Denison Ross and Eileen Power; The Broadway Travellers; 220 x 140mm; [xiv], 272 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Price: $100.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 19846  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CATAMARAN RACING
White, Reg & Fisher Bob
Cassell London 1968 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 172pp; illustrations, dustwrapper spine a tad browned; 220 x 140mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6605  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CHAPMAN PILOTING Seamanship and Small Boat Handling
Maloney, Elbert S.
Hearst Books New York & London 1980 54th edition; 2nd Printing
 Hardcover With many illustrations and diagrams, original dark blue covers with title in gold on front and spine, a very good copy. ; [viii], 640 pages Near Fine with no dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 18376  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CLIPPERS FOR THE RECORD The Story of Ship Thermopylae, S. S. Aberdeen and Captain Charles Matheson
Matheson, Marny
ISBN: 0867860510
Spectrum Publications Melbourne 1984 1st Edition
 Paperback With illustrations, list of references, bibliography, index, top corner of front cover bumped. Previous owners name on first page along with author's signature, a very good copy. ; 220 x 140mm; [xii], 161 pages; Signed by Author Very Good+
Price: $45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20376  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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COLLISION COURSE the Story of the Collision Between the 'Andrea Doria' and the 'Stockholm
Moscow, Alvin
Longmans, Green & Co London 1959 
 Hard Cover xii, 238pp; illustrations, previous owner's stamp to front endpaper, dustwrapper a little creased & chipped; 220 x 145mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5511  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CORAMBA The Ship the Sea Swallowed
Williams, Des
The Author Melbourne 1984 1st Edition
 Paperback This edition is limited to 1000 copies, With 16 photographic illustrations & 2 maps, 3 appendices, appendix (c) being a fold out - general arrangement plan of T. S. S Coramba, a very good copy. This book is light, and postage will be reduced for shipment. ; 210 x 140mm; viii, 100 pages Near Fine
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21241  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CORAMBA The Ship the Sea Swallowed
Williams, Des
The Author Melbourne 1984 1st Edition
 Paperback This edition is limited to 1000 copies, With 16 photographic illustrations & 2 maps, 3 appendices, appendix (c) being a fold out - general arrangement plan of T. S. S Coramba, a very good copy. This book is light, and postage will be reduced for shipment. ; 210 x 140mm; viii, 100 pages Near Fine
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21241  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CRUISER The Life and Loss of HMAS Perth and Her Crew
Carlton, Mike
ISBN: 1741668395
William Heinemann North Sydney 2010 1st Edition
 Hardcover With illustrations in colour and black & white, previous owners name on front endpaper otherwise a fine copy in fine dustjacket. ; 240 x 160mm; xiii, 706 pages Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22280  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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