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Australia's Worst Shipwrecks
Halls, Chris,
ISBN: 9780727009494
Rigby, Adelaide, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 157 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. ?It has library stamps and markings, but very discreetly on the half-title and title pages. Otherwise unmarked.. Australia's Worst Shipwrecks has all the ingredients of a good thriller. Consisting of a series of case studies on thirteen famous and mysterious shipwrecks off the coast of Australia between 1712 and 1912, it is racy, exciting and thoroughly well researched. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; ISBN: 0727009494. ISBN/EAN: 9780727009494. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3203. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $11.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 3203  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Fair Winds to Australia: 200 Years of Sail on the Australia Station
Lind, Lew,
ISBN: 9780730102168
Reed Books, Sydney, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Good. First Edition. First impression. Size: Quarto. 208 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust jacket is in reasonable condition with a closed tear at the top of the front foredge,. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. This is a pictorial history of 200 years of sale on the Australian station. A book of wind driven ships crewed by courageous sailors discovering, exploring, sustaining and defending Australia Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Ships & the Sea; Australia; ISBN: 0730102165. ISBN/EAN: 9780730102168. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6910. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Fine Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6910  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Life in Nelson's Navy
Pope, Dudley,
ISBN: 9781861760340
Chatham Publishing, London, 1997. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 279 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing detected in this copy. Previous owner's gift annotation in ink, neat. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . This is a well-researched and highly readable account of naval life, both ashore and at sea, from a respected and admired historian and writer of whom it was once written 'An author who really knows Nelson's navy' (Ramage's Prize - The Observer) and 'An expert knowledge of naval history' (Ramage at Trafalgar - The Guardian). The author gives an account of the Admiralty and its workings, promotion systems, naval politics, press gangs and how fifty acres of oak trees had to be cleared to build one ship of the line. He stresses the harsh conditions of ordinary seamen, the almost totalitarian powers and responsibilities of commanding officers, punishments and the day to day tasks that had to be performed. Many pre-suppositions may be exposed by Dudley Pope's researches and the reader will find the book both highly informative, but not in a dry way, and certainly pleasurable to read. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Military & Warfare; Britain/UK; Ships & the Sea. ISBN: 1861760345. ISBN/EAN: 9781861760340. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5512. Good Condition
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5512  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Lost at Sea: Great Shipwrecks of History
Pearsall, Ronald,
ISBN: 9781880908525
Todtri Productions Ltd, New York, 1996. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Folio (over 12 inches tall). 128 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. From the myths and legends of the ancient world to the verified historical records of modern times, these inspiring volumes provide a window onto the past, enabling the reader to understand previous eras and the men and women who created them. From ancient times to the present day, marine disasters have been a fact of everyday life. Journeying far and wide, this volume covers the multitude of stories behind these catastrophes and examines naval design throughout the ages. The book is full of great colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; History. ISBN: 1880908522. ISBN/EAN: 9781880908525. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3182. Fine Condition
Price: $21.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 3182  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Lost Subs: From the Henley to the Kursk, the Greatest Submarines Ever Lost -- and Found
Dunmore, Spencer,
ISBN: 9780785822264
Book Sales, Inc., USA, 2002. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Quarto 4to . 176 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. The dust jacket is in excellent condition except for a small closed tear.. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. From the ghostly wreck of the Civil War submersible Hunley to the grave of the Kursk beheath the Barents Sea, here is a riveting saga of life and death that has been played out below the surface of the earth's oceans for more than a hundred years. Now, for the first time, the gripping stories of the world's most famous lost subs are matched with amazing underwater images in this unforgettable illustrated history. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; Ships & the Sea. ISBN: 0785822267. ISBN/EAN: 9780785822264. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4429. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Near Fine Condition
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4429  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Ocean Classics
Bennett, Richard,
ISBN: 9780646197104
Self published, Kingston, Tasmania, 1995. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. First Edition. Second impression of the First Edition. 84 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. In the field of professional photography David Bennett is a name immediately associated with the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race. This book is a collection of his best work. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; Sailing, Yachts; Ships & the Sea. ISBN: 064619710x. ISBN/EAN: 9780646197104. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3042. Fine Condition
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 3042  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Sea Pictures: Drawn with Pen & Pencil
Macauley, James,
The Religious Tract Society, London, 1883. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket (as issued). . Size: 4to Quarto. 216 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Heavy foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Minor water damage to covers and text. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. Beginning with The Sea in Poetry from the Hebrews, Greeks and Romans, and the work of poets over the centuries since, this book goes on to cover The Physical Geography of the Sea, The Harvest of the Sea, and The Sea in History. The book is well illustrated throughout with wood engravings of important artists’ works. There are wonderful character studies of people as well as important ship portraits. Recordings from early travellers around the world – particularly the section on Antarctica, guarantee this book would be engrossing for anyone interested in sailing and the sea. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Britain/UK; 19th century; Ships & the Sea. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6325. Fair Condition
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6325  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Supership
Mostert, Noel,
Book Club Associates, London, 1975. Book Club Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Book Club Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 304 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages slightly tanned throughout. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in excellent condition. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Subscribers to The New Yorker will remember this epic from its serialized appearance there. Written in the aftermath of the Arab oil embargo, SUPERSHIP vividly recounts life at sea on a modern supertanker. A beautiful story of today's nomads of the sea and the schizophrenic lives they lead. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Environment & Ecology; Ships & the Sea. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5817. Very Good Condition
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5817  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Survive the Savage Sea
Robertson, Dougal,
ISBN: 9780236154616
Elek Books Limited, London, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 224 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in very good condition. Previous owner's signature, pencil. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . In June 1972, the 43-foor schooner Lucette was attacked by killer whales and sank in 60 seconds. What happened next is almost incredible. In an inflatable rubber raft, with a 9 foot fiberglass dinghy to tow it, Dougal Robertson and his family were miles from any shipping lanes. They had emergency rations for only three days and no maps, compass, or instruments of any kind. After their raft sank under them, they crammed themselves into their tiny dinghy. For 37 days--using every technique of survival--they battled against 20-foot waves, marauding sharks, thirst, starvation, and exhaustion, adrift in the vast reaches of the Pacific before their ordeal was ended by a Japanese fishing boat. The Robertsons' strong determination shines through the pages of this extraordinary book which describes movingly their daily hopes and fears, crises and triumphs, tensions and heartbreaks. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Ships & the Sea; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0236154613. ISBN/EAN: 9780236154616. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5208. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5208  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Sea Stories
Edgar, Day (Editor),
Doubleday , New York, 1962. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 310 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket shows minor wear at edges, small chips and tears, and is foxed here and there. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owner's signature in ink. Deckled edges (rough cut). Rubbing to bottom edge of boards. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. A collection of short stories focused on the theme of "the sea". Authors include C.S. Forester, H.E. Bates, Jack London and Ray Bradbury. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; United States; Ships & the Sea. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6831. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6831  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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