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The Royal Navy in Australia 1900-2000
Gillett, Ross & Jeffrey, Vic
Maritime Books UK 2002 
 Hardcover Hardcover, 28w X 21h, 128 crisp white pp, 900g for posting. A stunning collection of over 120 full page photographs, together with extended captions, of Royal Navy warships operating in and around Australia throughout the last century.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 38.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011418  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Yacht Navigator’s Handbook
Dahl, Norman
Ward Lock UK 1983 
 Hardcover 200 ship-shape pp, 900g packed in a lifebelt for post. This practical handbook covers all the techniques of navigation that most yachtsmen are likely to need in order to conduct their vessels from one place to another safely and accurately. Contains information on: The instruments The charts and books needed and how to use them; How to keep track of a yacht's position The various different position-finding techniques The effects of the weather and tides on the yacht's position; Radio aids The principles of astronomical navigation. review>> Wondering how to use that Sextant you have on your shelf? Need to do some dead reckoning? Don't know the difference between diurnal and semi-diurnal tides?   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 32.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011294  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Anatomy of a Naval Disaster: The 1746 French Expedition to North America
Pritchard, James
McGill Queen's University Press Canada 1995 
 Hardcover 322 pp, 900g packed for post. This is an account of one of the most ambitious and catastrophic French naval expeditions in the 18th century, resulting in the deaths of up to 8000 men. It exposes the ambitions and frailties of men, the arbitrariness of success, and the limits of power in the 18th century. Intended as a riposte to the Anglo-American capture of Loisbourg in 1745, the so-called d'Enville expedition set out from France the following year to secure Canada, recapture Acadia and Louisbourg, and ravage the New England coast as far south as Boston. Many of the 64 French vessels involved did not return and estimates of the dead reached as high as 8000, yet the enemy was never met in battle. James Pritchard's account of this naval fiasco sheds new light on the extent of the tragedy and raises questions about the role and effectiveness of naval power during the intercolonial wars of the mid-18th century. Pritchard describes the domestic and international political circumstances in France that gave rise to the expedition, outlining strategy and politics in the context of colonial defence and continental ambition. He reconstructs the events that contributed to the failure of the expedition: human and institutional weakness, weather, spoiled provisions, disease and the death of the commanding admiral.  Excellent/Very Good/Very Good
Price: 42.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011257  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Amphibious Warfare An Illustrated History
Polmar, Norman & Mersky, Peter
Blandford Press UK 1988 
 Hardcover 192 pp & 900g for posting, lots of b/w pics throughout. Contents >> A GREAT SOURCE OF INFORMATION CHRONICLING DEVELOPMENT OF AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT, FEATURING NUMEROUS PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, GLOSSARY & APPENDICES, ALONG WITH A DETAILED TEXT. Book has 3 appendices & a select bibliography. review >>> . . .really a rather interesting book which covers the subject well.   Very Good/Very Good/Good
Price: 70.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011207  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Combat Frogmen Military Diving from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day
Welham, Michael
Patrick Stephens UK 1989 
 Hardcover 218 crisp pp plus bibliography plus index, 800g packed for post, photos on almost all pp. The role of the military diver and covert swimmer is invariably a lonely and dangerous one: whether working in a friendly harbour to clear mines or striking from the sea with midget submarines against enemy-held targets. This is the full story of the combat swimmers, giving details of specific actions and operational methods, from Napoleonic times to World War 2 and the present day, with a particular emphasis on the equipment, training and techniques of "special forces" frogmen around the world.   Excellent/Very Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011178  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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THE RED DUSTER AT WAR. A History Of The Merchant Navy During The Second World War.
Slader, John
William Kimber UK 1988 
 Hardcover 352 crisp pp, 750g for post, numerous bw pix throughout. The author, himself a former merchant seaman and four times torpedoed, abandoning each time, has written a comprehensive and authoritative account of the role of the Red Duster in WW2. He chronicles the hundreds of dramatic events, its successes, grievous losses, giving the tonnage and number of men lost on each occasion review >>> As an ex British Merchant Seaman 1944-1950 I found this book to be one of the very best I have read upon the subject. Chapters include Calm before the storm, U-boat paradise, Neptune's Fury & North Cape to the China Sea amongst others.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 65.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011124  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Endurance The True Story of Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic
Lansing, Alfred
Weidenfeld & Nicolson UK 1999 
 Hardcover The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others. The resulting book has all the immediacy of a first-hand account, expanded with maps and illustrations especially for this edition. With bubblewrap it will just shade the 500g limit. Prev owner name.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011089  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Habit of Victory: The Story of the Royal Navy 1545 to 1945
Hore, Capt. Peter
Sidgwick & Jackson UK 2005 
 Hardcover 450pp, 800g packed/carded for post. Ranging from the Middle Ages through the defeat of the Armada, the triumphs of Nelson to the battles of World Wars I and II, this is a sweeping account of how the Royal Navy made Britain the world’s greatest sea power. More than a battle account, this work shows how the Royal Navy’s technological innovations revolutionized their military power, from broadside gunnery to submarines and aircraft carriers. We also see how the navy played a key role in exploration, from Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe and Cook’s voyages of discovery to Fraser’s search for the Northwest Passage. Abounding in colorful characters, this is a thrilling chronicle of one of the most fascinating chapters in British military history.  Very Good/Excellent
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011072  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Bowfin : The True Story of a Fabled Fleet Submarine in World War II
Hoyt, Edwin Palmer
Burford USA 1983 
 Softcover 234pp, maps bw photos. Depicts the experiences of the crew of the American fighting submarine, the Bowfin, battling the Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean. Bowfin had been launched a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1942 and was nicknamed "The Pearl Harbor Avenger." She completed nine successful war patrols. review >>> Easy to read and understand making the story flow smoothly.   Very Good/None issued
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011064  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Wolf How One German Raider Terrorised Australia and the Southern Oceans in the First World
Hohnen,Peter & Guilliatt, Richard
Bantam Press UK 2009 
 Hardcover Sent by Germany on a virtual suicide mission to the far side of the world, the Wolf was a formidable and ingenious commerce-raider. In one continual 64,000-mile voyage, the ship caused havoc across three oceans, launched Germany's first direct attacks on Australia and New Zealand and captured over 400 men, women and children. Surviving on fuel and food plundered from other ships, the Wolf became a world in miniature. An extraordinary adventure story drawn from personal recounts, 'The Wolf' is also a portrait of a world undergoing profound transformation. 366 crisp pp, 750 g for post, photo section amidships.  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011038  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Convoy Protection, The Defence of Seaborne Trade
Kemp, Paul
Arms and Armour Press UK 1993 
 Hardcover Convoy Protection, The Defence of Seaborne Trade - The author examines the strategy of convoy in 20th century warfare focusing upon two major case histories: Britain and the U-boats in the First World War and America against the Japanese two decades later. The author demonstrates how the adoption of the convoy system defeated the German U-boats in 1917, and points to the US Navy’s submarine campaign to show how Japanese maritime trade was utterly destroyed when the system was not put into proper effect. Britain was slow to learn these lessons during the First World War (her experience during the Napoleonic Wars had been forgotten), depending instead on her mighty battle-fleet. Japan ignored Briton’s lessons by neglecting to construct escort vessels for merchant ship protection. Contains 96 photographs. 124pp & less than 500g for post.   Excellent/Good
Price: 32.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010997  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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War Beneath the Sea Submarine Conflict 1939-1945
Padfield, Peter
John Murray UK 1995 
 Hardcover Some reviews >>> "Peter Padfield is the best British naval historian of his generation now working. [His] book...will now become the standard work on the subject." Daily Telegraph (London) "Peter Padfield has produced by far the best and most complete critical history of the submarine operations of all the combatants in the Second World War, at the same time providing vivid narrative accounts of particular actions and events." Lloyd's List (London) 560pp & almost a kilo of research at your fingertips, photo section amidships.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 32.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010948  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Panama Fever The Battle to Build the Canal
Parker, Matthew
Hutchinson UK 2007 
 Hardcover Despite being ex-lib it looks as though it was only borrowed by one little old lady (& she wore white gloves!) 444 pp in jolly nice order, 800g for posting. "Panama Fever" traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of Panama, a scale of attrition comparable to many great battles. This is a remarkable book about empire and technology. Starting as a story of European Victorian confidence and hubris, it develops, via one of history's greatest engineering disasters, into an account of America's ruthless triumph over vast obstacles as it moves forward to dominate the twentieth century. Matthew Parker explores the fierce geo-political struggle behind the heroic vision of the canal, and the immense engineering and medical battles that were fought. review >>> The book is written with a sure feel for the grand sweep of history  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010932  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The critical convoy battles of March 1943
Rohwer, Jurgen
Ian Allan UK 1977 1st
 Hardcover 256pp, 800g packed for post, 2 photo sections, faults? - sunned spine, trivial stain last few pp. During World War II, between 1942-1945, Rohwer served on several German warships, e.g. the destroyer Z-24, the Sperrbrecher 104/Martha, and the minesweeper M-502. After the war he studied history at the University of Hamburg.Rohwer has written over 400 books and essays on WW2 naval history and military intelligence which has earned him a name as a prominent historian. In this book > The climax of the Battle of the Atlantic is reached, the U-Boats are close to crippling the Allied convoy effort. Here is the most detailed telling of the crucial battles for convoys HX229 and SC122, possibly the largest convoy battle of WWII.  Very Good/Very Good/Good
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010864  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Silent Service The Inside Story of the Royal Navy’s Submarine Heroes
Parker, John
Headline UK 2001 
 Hardcover One of the great untold stories of the British services is that of the Royal Navy Submarine Service, which entered the fray of World War I with 100 underwater craft. Through World War II, where submariners' prospects of returning safely from a mission were only 50:50, the Falklands conflict, and the sinking of the Belgrano, to modern-day elite machines, the Silent Service has played an enormous part in British defense. The author's in-depth investigation is very much personality-led, with diaries from the early part of the century and substantial first-person testimony from survivors of wartime heroics. 294pp with 3 photo sections amidships, 750g carded packed for post.  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 29.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010853  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Grigson, Sophie & Black, William
Headline UK 2000 
 Cardcover Fish is delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare, but there are still many cooks who worry about what to buy and what to do with it. In Fish, these problems are addressed and solved. Sophie Grigson has collected more than 180 marvelous fish recipes, such as Tuna Teriyaki with Soba Noodles, Maryland Crab Cakes, Provenal Fish Soup, Thai Squid Salad, and Yucatan Fish Tortillas. And if anyone can teach you about matters piscine, expert William Black can. Armed with helpful tips on buying, storing, and preparing fish, you will soon share this couple's passion and expertise. review >>> Grigson has a lively style and a delightful turn of phrase, and her recipes are fresh and mostly simple. Faults? alas yes, some n itwit needs to be slapped with a heay mullet across the side of the head as they have diagonally folded the first section of book, not a catastrophic effect on the pages of course but a diagonal crease on the cover . . . grrrr, so low price. Pages white, pictures bright, what's for tea on Friday night? Make it "Fish". a kilo to post.  Good/Fair/None issued
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010807  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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At War At Sea Sailors and Naval Warfare in the twentieth Century
Spector, Ronald
Allen Lane UK 2001 1st
 Hardcover ex NE Ed & Lit Board (appears to have been a ref work not for borrowing), 1kg & 463 crisp pp, Naval historian Ronald Spector explores every facet of the past one hundred years of naval warfare. Drawing from more than one hundred diaries, memoirs, letters, and interviews, this is, above all, a masterful narrative of the human side of combat at sea-real stories told from the point of view of the sailors who experienced it. review >>> "Monumental . . ." (The Washington Post)  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010708  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Endurance The True Story of Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic
Lansing, Alfred
Weidenfeld & Nicolson UK 1999 
 Hardcover The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others. The resulting book has all the immediacy of a first-hand account, expanded with maps and illustrations especially for this edition. With bubblewrap it will just shade the 500g limit. Prev owner name.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 26.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010596  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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A thousand miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on rivers and lakes of Europe
MacGregor, J
Samson Low Marston & Co London  
 Hardcover John MacGregor, aka Rob Roy - The first ever recreational paddler. Looking back on the history of paddling, MacGregor seems to be the first paddler who recorded his adventures on paper and who went out on the water with the primary goal of pure enjoyment. Later in his life he also helped found the first ever paddling association, the Royal Canoe Club of England. checkout paddleworlddcomfor a fascinating snapshot of the author's life & of course paddles. 255pp plus a catalogue of titles running to several pp, covers red boards with an illust of galleons in battle in black ink, smaller version on spine, initial & final pages spotty but internals clean, no date tough author info on 3rd p lists his as Captain of Royal Canoe Club so I guess post 1873. No map.  Fair/None issued
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010390  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Loss Of The Bismarck: An Avoidable Disaster
Graham Rhys-Jones
CasselL & Co London  1999 1st
 Hardcover The Loss Of The Bismarck: An Avoidable Disaster, 255pp with photos amidships, content > The battleship "Bismarck", flagship of the German Fleet Commander and one of the most powerful warships in the world, was sunk by the British on her maiden voyage, 27 May 1941. It was an irretrievable disaster for German naval strategy. This book seeks the answer to the question: who was to blame? By closely examining the role of high command in German strategic and operational decisions, and drawing on all known sources, the author shows how the disaster is the likely result of military strategy that refuses to move with the times. Graham Rhys-Jones was a Royal Navy aviation and anti-submarine specialist, serving in the Fleet Air Arm and in surface ships. He commanded a frigate when it was still fashionable to chase Russians. He held two appointments in Whitehall, and spent two years at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, teaching strategy and operations to senior US and international personnel. He is now a defence consultant, and writes and lectures on maritime topics.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010162  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Great Naval Race: Anglo-German Naval Rivalry 1900-1914
Padfield, Peter
Hart-Davis MacGibbon UK 1974 1st
 Hardcover In this carefully researched book, acclaimed naval historian Peter Padfield challenges the long-held assumption that the outbreak of the First World War was the inevitable result of an armaments race between Britain and Germany. The personalities involved decisively influenced the course of events; and the German High Command actively conspired to manoeuvre towards conflict. He vividly portrays the leading protagonists in the drama - Kaiser Wilhelm and the megalomaniacal Admiral Tirpitz, and the British's Admiral Fisher. 382 crisp pp with photos amidships, 800g packed for post review >>> A favourite on this topic it is concise but brilliantly written, capturing the passion and urgency of these events with a Kiplingesque energy. While clearly lionising Fisher and Edward VII at the expense of Tirpitz and the Kaiser it is hard not to argue that the court of history has dealt the 'villians' of this piece an equally ignoble verdict.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 21.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010288  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Spoils from the Sea
Taylor, James
Australasian Publishing Company Sydney 1949 
 Hardcover Cloth (no dj) spine sunned & discoloured, front hinge loose & forty-year-old sticky tape not holding anymore (what a surprise). Book condition generally good throughout. 240pp. B/w frontis. Map endpapers. B/w photos. Gift inscription on endpaper. The book centres on the diving experiences of one of Australia's top standard dress divers, J.E. 'Johnno' Johnstone, who was the chief diver on the Niagara gold recovery in 1940. In this book, author Taylor covers salvage in Australian and Papua New Guinea waters, on such vessels as the Karitane, Casino, Wanaka, and the Niagara.   Fair/No Jacket
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010283  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Warship Losses of World War Two
Brown, David
Arms and Armour Press UK 1990 1st
 Hardcover 256 clean crisp well bound pp including index of ship's names, maps, pictorial d/j More warships were sunk during the Second World War than had been lost in all the great battles and minor actions during the four centuries when the world's navies depended on forests for construction and the wind for propulsion.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 29.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010269  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Boat building techniques Illustrated
Birmingham, Richard
Adlard Coles Ltd, London UK 1985 
 Hardcover Sound woodworking skills are essential when building a boat from scratch or just completing a hull, whether it is made of steel, aluminum, GRP or any form of wooden construction. This highly illustrated book will help any aspiring boat builder decide what materials and tools to use and how to use them. Richard Birmingham's classic text covers the wide range of techniques and skills needed when constructing a boat, from interpreting the plans to hints on working different types of timbers. He answers many of those puzzling questions which need to be solved in a refreshingly clear and direct manner. this book will prove an invaluable reference to the home builder or newly trained apprentice in a fitting out yard. dj sunned, 312pp, 1 kg to post  Very Good/Good
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010186  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Simply Fish
Baker, Jenny
Faber & Faber, London  1988 
 Paperback Basic fish cookery, on how to select, identify and cook all types of fish. B+W line drawings. 333 pages. enthusiastic review > I would strongly recommend this recipe book to anyone who wants to eat more fish. Whilst Rick Stein has managed to catch the nation's imagination and encourage a renaissance in seafood cuisine, and for encyclopedic knowledge I would recommend Jane Grigson's Fish Book, what Jenny Baker has managed to do is collect a book full of delicious recipes for most fish you may encounter that may be attempted in an average kitchen, with normal ingredients, within a reasonable length of time. This is one of those special cookery books which may be used everyday, not just for special occasions. Pages all clean % well bound, cover's a bit aged & some cook has enjoyed the benefits of this great little reference. Looks like a bit of a unique title in Aust.  Good/None issued
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009738  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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  Titanic fans rejoice! Show your fandom in one of our quality 100% cotten, pre-shrunk tees, sizes XS to XXL. Post will be in a 500g satchel at usual rate. Help others to understand the dangers of travel at night when there's ice about & a shortage of lifeboats.  New
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009702  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Deadliest Sea The Untold Story Behind the Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard History
Thompson, Kaylee
William Morrow & Company   
 Hardcover Soon after 2:00 A.M. on Easter morning, March 23, 2008, the fishing trawler "Alaska Ranger" began taking on water in the middle of the frigid Bering Sea. While the first mate broadcast Mayday calls to a remote Coast Guard station more than eight hundred miles away, the men on the ship's icy deck scrambled to inflate life rafts and activate the beacon lights, which would guide rescuers to them in the water. By 4:30 A.M., the wheelhouse of the "Ranger" was just barely visible above the sea's surface, and most of the forty-seven crew members were in the water, wearing the red survival suits--a number of them torn or inadequately sized--that were supposed to keep them from freezing to death. Every minute in the twenty-foot swells was a fight for survival. Many knew that if they weren't rescued soon, they would drown or freeze to death. 309 perfect pp  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009516  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Port Line Story 1914-1964
Mcmillan, A Stewart
Port Line UK 1964 1st
 Softcover 75 pp, softcover, small corner crease, rear cover has a vertical crease (possibly caused crossing the Equator (?) & a conflict with King Neptune. bw pix throughout, author signature 1st page. published by the company and compiled by Stewart Mcmillan A history of the Commonwealth and Dominion Line Ltd (by which it was known when formed in 1914 - reference> Formed in 1914 with 23 ships contributed by J. P. Corry & Co, Wm. Milburn & Co, Thos. B. Royden & Co and Tyser & Co. to operate services to Australia and New Zealand. In 1916 the share capital of the company was purchased by Cunard and after the war, their ships' funnels were painted in Cunard colours. Apart from this, the company operated as a separate entity from the parent company. The Montreal, Australia & New Zealand Line (M.A.N.Z) was formed in 1936 with equal thirds held by C & D Line, Ellerman & Bucknall and New Zealand Shipping Co to take over the Canadian National Line's Australian service. In Nov.1937 the official name of the company became Port Line Ltd and in 1957 the company became a fourth equal partner with Blue Star Line, New Zealand Shipping Co and Shaw Savill & Albion Lines in Crusader Shipping Ltd to trade between New Zealand, the Far East and Pacific Coast of North America. The Port Line joined a consortium named Associated Container Transportation Ltd in 1966 and this gradually started the run down and replacement of the MANZ Line which ended in 1969. Several other amalgamations took place in subsequent years and in 1972 the parent company Cunard, was taken over by Trafalgar House Investments Ltd. By 1978 Port Line had become an integral part of the Cunard Group and in 1982 the last two Port Line ships were transferred to the Brocklebank Line. ( you can see theshipslist if you'd like more ) Booklet very clean presentation  Very Good/None issued
Price: 55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009453  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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To Sea in Carpet Slippers The Autobiography of an Ocean Racing Cook
Sandison, AC
Adlard Coles Ltd, London UK 1966 
 Hardcover review - this delightful book is his story & abounds in salty anecdotes both at sea and in port [seems to be something of a sailor version of good old Keith Floyd] In 1936 my father-in-law, Alan Baker bought her (Thalassa) and her 1939 Fastnet Race is extensively reported in Sandy Sandison’s (Thalassa’s cook) book ‘To Sea in Carpet Slippers’ and also in Classic Boat in September 2006. Book's all good, dj has edgewear  Very Good/Fair
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009371  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Tilikum Luxton’s Pacific Crossing
Luxton, Norman
Key Porter Books  2002 
 Papeback What's the book about you ask - well, In 1901, Norman moved west to Vancouver where he briefly worked for a weekly called Town Topics. While in Vancouver, Norman met Captain John Voss, an eccentric sea captain. The two planned a most adventurous voyage. They would purchase a 100-year old Nootka dugout canoe and sail it around the world, leaving from Victoria, British Columbia and heading west to London.[3] The dugout canoe was named the Tilikum, meaning friend in Chinook Jargon. Luxton journeyed 10,000 miles (about 16000 km) on the Pacific Ocean with Voss, and endured five months of travel, before the Tilikum struck a reef and Luxton was thrown from the boat. His whole body was badly cut by coral, and he had to abandon the trip in Fiji, and was immediately taken to a hospital in Australia.[4] Following this, Luxton came to Banff to recuperate. He kept notes of the voyage; his Tilikum Journal, edited by his daughter Eleanor was published in 1971. 166pp with some bw pix  Good/None issued
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009320  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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