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Image for NAVAL FORCES : International Forum for Maritime Power. No. III/1986. Vol. VII

NAVAL FORCES : International Forum for Maritime Power. No. III/1986. Vol. VII

By: N/A

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Hampshire, England, Monch (UK): 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010061

Condition: Very Good


124pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Item clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated soft card cover has a soft corner crease to front panel. 'Naval Forces' was published six times a year, this edition #3 for 1986. Contents include: Editorial (Sir James Eberle), The US Bases in the Philippines, The Spanish Navy after the Referendum, Naval Strategy in the Nuclear Age, US Strategic Sealift, Aeronavale: 75th Anniversary, The Italian Navy in the Mediterranean, US Navy Tactical Aircraft, The Israeli Navy, The United States Navy in the Caribbean, The US Naval Industry,... View more info

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NAVAL FORCES : International Forum for Maritime Power. No. V/1985. Vol. VI

By: N/A

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Hampshire, England, Monch (UK): 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010062

Condition: Very Good


148pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Item clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated soft card cover negligibly surface scuffed only. 'Naval Forces' was published six times a year, this edition #5 for 1985. Contents include: Editorial (Sir James Eberle), Three Oceans, Three Challenges: The Future of Canada's Maritime Forces, Towards a European Navy, Naval Policy in Australia and New Zealand, The Re-Emergence of the Corvette, Satellites and Naval Operations, Modernisation: Naval Fire Control, Naval Training Methods, War Gaming at the US Naval War College, RPV's At... View more info

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NAVAL FORCES : International Forum for Maritime Power. No. VI/1985. Vol. VI

By: N/A

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Hampshire, England, Monch (UK): 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010063

Condition: Very Good


168pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Item clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, a section with a small, soft corner crease. Illustrated soft card cover negligibly surface scuffed, soft corner crease. 'Naval Forces' was published six times a year, this edition #6 for 1985. Contents include: Editorial (Sir James Eberle), An Interview with Vice-Admiral Sir Derek Reffell, Naval Developments in North Africa, The Pacific and US Naval Policy, Thirty Years of the Federal German Army, Control of the Exclusive Economic Zone, The Lightweight Torpedo, Antennas on Warships, Conventi... View more info

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S.E. SHIPWRECKS FROM CANOES TO STEAMERS

By: Aslin, Geoffrey

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Mt Gambier, South Australia, South East Book Promotions: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013185

ISBN: 0646207296

Condition: Good +


vii, + 39pp., saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Staples firm, clean and tight. B/white sketch-illustrations throughout, by the author. Book clean. Sketch-illustrated card wrapper bumped on head, and has a minor bump and very short closed tear on heel of spine. Textblock unmarked. A stand-alone Volume II in the 'Celebration South East' series. In this volume the author covers the wrecks and maritime graveyards from bark canoes to wooden sailing vessels and iron and steel ships that have been lost in the south-east of South Australia. Variously dedicated a few sentences or paragraphs ... View more info

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SHIPWRECKS AROUND WALES. Volume 1

By: Bennett, Tom

Price: $25.65

Publisher: Dyfed, Wales, Happy Fish: 1987

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 006773

ISBN: 0951211404

Condition: Very Good


112pp., historic b/white halftone plates, plus line-drawn maps, and art illustrrations, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Norman Court' of Rhosneigr, 1883, Brian Entwistle) card wrapper slightly edgeworn. The rugged coastline of Wales has been the final resting place for at least 14,000 shipwrecks during the last 150 years. This book covers the true stories of over fifty of these tragedies. Some involve heroic local lifeboat rescues, others terrible loss of life . . . There are also a few 'Whisky Galore' stories to lighten the dramas. Contents inclu... View more info

Image for SCURVY : How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail

SCURVY : How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail

By: Bown, Stephen R.

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Camberwell, VIC, Australia, Viking/Penguin: 2003

Edition: Second Impression.

Seller ID: 011209

ISBN: 0670041203

Condition: Very Good +


284pp., b/white illustrations and maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain blue boards lightly bumped. Leaves clean, very lightly tanned on textblock edge. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased at head of spine. From the jacket flap: "This is both a history and a detective story; it is about class, wilful ignorance and ludicrous decision-making, and about how a cure for scurvy was found, ignored, lost, and finally implemented to the great benefit of all seafaring nations." Book weight approx. 385g. *Postage charge will be reduced a... View more info

U-BOATS AT WAR

By: Busch, Harald

Price: $26.60

Publisher: London, Putnam: 1955

Edition: 1st Thus (British)

Seller ID: 005956

Condition: Good+


286pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece, plus unpaginated, action or candidly illustrated, b/white halftone plate section. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Patinated gilt title on lightly bumped backstrip. A former owner's stamp on ffep., else leaves randomly specked on textblock edges. Flecked black cloth boards. No dustjacket. First published in Germany as 'So War Der U-Boat Krieg', this English translation is by L.P.R.Wilson. Creating mayhem, sinking millions of tons of shipping, with the loss of thousands of lives before the tide of war began to turn, this is the U-Boat story... View more info

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SAILING WARSHIPS OF THE US NAVY

By: Canney, Donald L.

Price: $85.50

Publisher: London, Chatham Publishing: 2001

Edition: First U.K. Edition.

Seller ID: 012365

ISBN: 1861761104

Condition: Very Good


224pp., b/white art and photographic illustrations, and ship's plans. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards lightly bumped on foredges, else undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated ('USS North Carolina', oil painting by Cammillieri), loose-plastic protected dustjacket sunned on spine (title clearly legible) and narrow adjacent strip of front panel, negligible edge creasing, tiny nip to lower foredge fold. From the rear panel: "Although a relatively small force during the age of sail, the US Navy was nevertheless closely watched by larger marit... View more info

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CHANGING COURSE: A Woman's Guide to Choosing the Cruising Life

By: Cantrell, Debra Ann

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Camden, ME, USA, International Marine /McGraw-Hill: 2001

Edition: First Edition, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 006314

ISBN: 0071360875

Condition: Very Good


vi, + 186pp. Book clean. Vivid silver title on lightly cocked spine. Blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, otherwise trivially edgeworn. " . . . chronicles the odyssey of making a major lifestyle change from land to sea, from a woman's perspective . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 11 chapters, Appendix, Biblio., Author Bio. Book weight approx. 400g. View more info

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WOMAN OF STEEL

By: Cherry, Vivien with Wheatley, Keith

Price: $13.30

Publisher: London, Adlard Coles Nautical: 1993

Edition: First Edition (Stated).

Seller ID: 011572

ISBN: 0713637951

Condition: Very Good +


ix, + 183pp., plus 2 x 4 page colour photographically-illustrated sections. Two page b/white map. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards very lightly bumped on lower foredge corners. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. Successful environmental engineer and single-handed ocean racer Vivien Cherry was the sole woman amongst the ten skippers hired to drive, cajole and coach the amateur helmsmen in the 28,000 mile British Steel Challenge (1992-1993). Her yacht, 'Coopers & Lybrand', was the focus of intense medi... View more info

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SELL UP AND CRUISE THE INLAND WATERWAYS

By: Cooper, Bill and Laurel

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Adlard Coles Nautical: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010940

ISBN: 0713679883

Condition: Near Fine


vi, + 202pp., plus 2 x 8 page colour photographically-illustrated sections, b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. "How to get the most out of the inland cruising lifestyle . . . Attractive for financial, environmental or lifestyle reasons, living afloat on the inland canals, rivers and waterways has never been more popular. In this thorough and inspirational guide the authors share their practical, first-hand advice on: suitable boats; likely costs; insurance considerations; pros and cons of a l... View more info

THE WAKE OF THE CACHALOTS

By: Daniels, Simon

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Eastleigh, Hampshire, U.K., Self Published By Author: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001813

ISBN: 0951921703

Condition: Very Good +


156pp., intext, candid and historic b/w halftone illustrations throughout. Book very slightly cocked, otherwise clean, with spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Pictorial card wrapper undamaged. A tribute to the 'Cachalots', master-members of the Southampton Master Mariners' Club. They took their name from a species of whale that has "the thickest skin, blows the hardest and spouts the most . . . " 12 chapters, including: To glory we steer, John Moffat, Jack Holt, Norman Lucas, Watts Watts, Gordon Renshawe, Ron Freaker, Tribute to Commodore MacLean,Ocean Express, Richard Whistler, John Noble, ... View more info

THE CHAMPAGNE MUMM BOOK OF OCEAN RACING: An Illustrated History

By: Dear, Ian

Price: $20.90

Publisher: New York, Hearst Marine Books: 1985

Edition: 1st U.S.

Seller ID: 004931

ISBN: 0688058221

Condition: Very Good


157pp., world-map endpapers., (16 pages) unpaginated colour-plate section, plus intext, archival b/white halftone and line-drawn illustrations, throughout. Book clean. Slightly cocked spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Backstrip lightly bumped on head and heel. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with slight laminate damage on rear. ".tells the story of the sport (ocean racing) from its beginnings in the nineteenth century through to the present day." Contents include: Blow High or Low 1866-1912, The King of Sports 1923-41, Cotton Sa... View more info

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THE CRUEL LEGACY: The HMAS Voyager Tragedy

By: Frame, Tom

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2005

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 013457

ISBN: 1741144213

Condition: Very Good


235pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section plus intext 'Tactical Plot' map, and intext illustrations. Book clean. Spine firm, lightly bumped and creased. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn, else very good. Textblock unmarked. On the night of February 10th, 1964, during Australian Navy exercises off the coast of Jervis Bay, New South Wales, the destroyer HMAS Voyager inexplicably turned toward the much larger carrier HMAS Melbourne, resulting in the huge carrier's bow slicing the Voyager in two leading to the death of 82 of her complement. The author revisits the two Royal Com... View more info

Image for JOHNSON OUTBOARD MOTOR REPAIR AND TUNE-UP GUIDE (Covers All 1, 2, 3, & 4-Cylinder Engines, 1.5 To 115 H.P.)

JOHNSON OUTBOARD MOTOR REPAIR AND TUNE-UP GUIDE (Covers All 1, 2, 3, & 4-Cylinder Engines, 1.5 To 115 H.P.)

By: Glenn, Harold T.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., Cowles Book Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012525

Condition: Good +


(vii), + 225pp., intext b/white illustrations: halftone plates, line-drawings, schematics, and exploded views. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Illustrated boards slightly bumped and soiled. An original seller's sticker affixed to ffep., lightly flecked textblock edges, else leaves clean. This tune-up and repair guide for Johnson outboard motors covers troubleshooting/maintenance/tuning for performance: fuel, engine, lower unit, and electrical service/step-by-step illustrated instructions/specifications and exploded views/covers all one-, two-, three-, and four-cylinder engines - 1,5... View more info

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DEFENDING CAPTAIN LORD. A Titanic Myth. Part Two

By: Harrison, Leslie

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, England, Images Publishing: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 006847

ISBN: 1897817746

Condition: Good


191pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughput. Ex-Public library copy with all expected identifiers (labels, cancelled barcode, stamps, etc.). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over cocked spine. Identifiers excepted, text-block lightly soiled and fingermarked. Illustrated, minimally edgeworn dustjacket covered with clear, library-attached, plastic. 'Defending Captain Lord' is a powerful sequel to 'A Titanic Myth', and contributes a wealth of 'new' background information to the tragedy . . . Contents include: Prelims., 11 chapters, Appendices, Index, more. Book weight a... View more info

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CARRIER : A Century of First-Hand Accounts of Naval Operations in War and Peace

By: Hood, Jean (Edited by)

Price: $17.10

Publisher: London, Conway: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010186

ISBN: 1844861112

Condition: Very Good +


448pp., plus 2 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain red boards mildly bumped on one lower foredge corner. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "With its focus on the human aspects of carrier life and naval aviation, this wide-ranging anthology will appeal to veterans and serving personnel, naval historians and enthusiasts." Includes Glossary, Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 880g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra posta... View more info

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THE STORY OF P & O: The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company

By: Howarth, David and Howarth, Stephen

Price: $23.75

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013510

ISBN: 0297789651

Condition: Very Good +


224pp., colour-art endpapers, plus intext colour-plates, facsimiles and b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain black, original cloth boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated (P & O 'Medina' leaving Portsmouth in 1911 . . . W. Wyllie) loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally bumped and edgeworn only. "P & O is as old as seagoing steamships and its story weaves like thread through the history of the British Empire. The story begins in 1837 when Brodie McGhie Willcox and Arthur Anderson received a mail contra... View more info

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MERCURY SERVICE-REPAIR HANDBOOK 4 to 40 hp 1964-1978

By: Hoy, Ray

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Arleta, California, U.S.A., Clymer Publications: 1980

Edition: 3rd Edition, 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 005849

ISBN: 0892872225

Condition: Very Good +


(v) + 184pp., illustrated throughout with instructional b/white halftone plates, schematics, line-drawings and tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a soft reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. First published mid 1975, this third edition was revised by the author to include 1978 models . . . Nine chapters include: General Information, ditto Tune-Up and Maintenance, Trouble-shooting, Timing-Adjustment-Testing, Fuel System, Engine Overhaul and Repair, Lower Unit, Ignition System, Specifications and Torques, 1976-1978 Service I... View more info

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AVRO SHACKLETON

By: Jones, Barry

Price: $61.75

Publisher: Marlborough, Wiltshire, U.K., The Crowood Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013496

ISBN: 1861264496

Condition: Very Good +


192pp., unpaginated colour-plate section. Intext b/white photographic halftone plates throughout (various sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain black boards nominally splayed, with a blind indentation on front board. Textblock pristine. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with a short closed tear plus a blind indentation (as front board). The Avro Shackleton was the final extension of a design that began with Britain's great wartime bomber - the Lancaster. Designed not for bombing but maritime reconnaissance, the Shackleto... View more info