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6404. : The Story of the Ramsey Life-Boat Station Established 1829 and the founding of the Royal National Life-Boat Institution by Sir W. Hillary in 1824.

Ramsey: Jan. 1968. 21.5 by 14 cms. 40 pp. illustrated. card covers, in very good condition. Photographs from 1869 to the 1960's. Includes their record from 1868, medals and awards,coxswains, bowmen and mechanics and chairmen of the Ramsey committee. Histories of life-boat stations seem to be thin on the ground. 15.00

16989. "The Motor Ship" Staff: The Motor Ship Reference Book for 1925.

London: The Temple Press, 1925. iii+150+72 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Profusely illustrated with maps, plans, folding diagrams, tables, and lists. One list is a list of the motor vessels, of more than 2,000 tons, in service. Black- and orange-blocked blue boards, no dustwrapper. In very good condition. An absolute mine of information. 35.00

15923. African Steamship Company: African Steamship Company and British and African Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. Timetables January to March 1898.

London: African Steamship Company, 1898 8pp. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. Printed paper covers. Containing a Fleet List, timetables from Liverpool to the west coast of Africa, as well as the south west coast. Timetables between Hamburg, Rotterdam, Havre and the west coast of Africa along with fares, information for passengers and details of services to Madeira, Tenerife, Canaries. The front cover is a colourful pictorial scene of Brittania with an African, local produce and fauna, along with the logo strip for Elder Dempster & Co Agents. A very small punchhole in the top left corner otherwise in very good condition. A very attractive item. 45.00

5824. Blake, George: Lloyds Register of Shipping 1760-1960.

London: Lloyd's Register n.d. c.1960. 194 pp. with 7 plates, illustrated by David Knight. Very good in a slightly chipped glassine dustwrapper. 16.50

6233. Bock, Bruno and Klaus: Soviet Bloc Merchant Ships.

Annapolis Maryland: Naval Institute Press 1981. 28.5 by 22 cms. 269 pp. illustrated. Originally published in German as, Die Roten Handelsflotten Die Handelschiffe der COMECON Lander in 1977. Translated by John A. Broadwin. Good in a rather worn chipped dustwrapper. 12.00

9967. Bouquet, Michael R: No Gallant Ship Studies in Maritime and Local History.

London: Hollis & Carter 1959. 196 pp. illustrated, no dustwrapper, some wear but good. Essays include, The Smacks, The Small Square Riggers, Ships of a Sussex River, Somerset Shipowner, The "Result" of Barnstaple, The Finances of the Little Ships, and others. 10.00

15666. Brown, Raymond Lamont: Phantoms Legends, Customs and Superstitions of the Sea.

London: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1972. First edition. 192 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Illustrated. Gold-blocked black boards, in a price-clipped dustwrapper. Fascinating reading. 10.00

13132. Cameron, Stephen: Death in the North Channel The loss of the Princess Victoria January 1953.

Newtownards: Colourpoint Books 2002. 26 by 21 cms.144 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition.The loss of the ferry with 135 fatalities, in a terrible storm, was the worst maritime disaster in the waters off the British Isles. 10.00

9331. Clarke, Donald. editor.: Ships and Docks

London: Marshall Cavendish 1978. 29 by 22 cms.118 pp. illustrated, very good in dustwrapper. A How it Works book 6.50

17522. Compagnie Generale Transatlantique.: Paquebot "Antilles".

Paris: Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, c1955. Poster 675 x 378 cm, folding to 32 x 24 cm. A folding publicity poster for this French passenger liner which operated to the West Indies. Illustrated in colour, with views of interiors, a cut away panorama of the ship, and on the reverse a map and details of the islands at which the ship called. In very good condition. The ship was built in Brest in 1952 and launched in 1953. She hit a submerged reef in 1971 and sank without loss of life. The poster is undated but there were modifications made to the ship in 1956 and we think the poster dates to the early period 1953-56. A nice item of shipping memorabilia. 75.00

11155. Cook, Thos. & Son: Sea Voyaging No. 7 1955.

London: Thos. Cook & Son 1955. 13.5 by 21.5 cms. 64 pp. illustrated, colourful illustrated paper covers, artist Gordon Davey. Cruising in the 1950's. 15.00

9279. Crowdy, Michael: The Fleet of Leif Hoegh & Co. A.S. Oslo 1928-1968.

Kendal, The World Ship Society 1968. 63 pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. fully illustrated Fleet list. 12.00

3941. Fox, Robert: Liners The Golden Age.

Koln, Konemann 1999. 26 by 30 cms. 351 pp. illustrations from the Hulton Getty Picture Collection. d.w. in very good condition . text in English, German and French. 25.00

2712. Hadfield, Robert L.: Mutiny At Sea

New York, Earl M.Coleman 1979. vii+246 pp. 9 plates v.g. A facsimile reproduction of the first edition of 1938. One of a series Seafaring Men : Their Ships and Times Series. 15.00

9334. Hamilton Ellis, C.: A Picture History of Ships.

London: Hulton Press 1957. 28 by 21.5 cms. 16 pp+ 406 illustrations, no dustwrapper, in good condition. 8.00

14920. Harnack, Edwin P. editor: All About Ships and Shipping A Handbook of popular nautical information; with numerous diagrams, plans and illustrations.

London: Faber & Faber ninth edition 1952. 14 by 10.5 cms. xii+707 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper good. 10.00

18949. Harvey, W.J.: The Ulster Steamship Co. Ltd. Head Line (G. Heyn & Sons Ltd.) Belfast.

Kendal: The World Ship Society, 1990. 160 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Illustrated. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. Neat signature on ffep, o/w In good condition. An important and useful study. 16.50

16212. Herbert, A. P.: "No Boats on the River".

London: Methuen & Co.,1932. First edition, with a technical essay by J.H.O. Bunge. x+83 pp. 22 x 17 cm. Twenty-eight photographic illustrations and 5 maps. Rubbed and faded black-blocked green boards. No dustwrapper. Spine professionally relaid. There are a couple of annotations and pencil marks on a very few pages. We would describe this as only a fair copy, but it bears a dedicatory inscription on the title page, "To Tom McPherson wishing good luck to his labours, from A.P.Herbert July 1948." Tom McPherson, later Lord Macpherson of Bladnoch, was, at the date of this inscription, M.P. for Romford Essex. An interesting association copy. 35.00

9295. Jones, Ivor Wynne: Shipwrecks of North Wales.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles second impression 1978. 214 pp. illustrated, maps, paperback, in very good condition. 8.50

18412. Knox, J.H., editor: The Portrush Lifeboat 1860-1981.

Portrush: R.N.L.I., 1981. A Souvenir Booklet to mark the occasion of the naming of the new Portrush Lifeboat R.N.L.B Richard Evans ... Saturday, 27th June, 1981. 25 pp. 25.5 x 20 cm. 35 illustrations. Pictorial paper covers. In very good condition. 23.00

11201. Loftie, W. J. editor: Orient-Pacific Line Guide Chapters for Travellers by Sea and by Land.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington third edition rewritten with maps and plans 1889. xxxvii+439 pp. illustrated, maps, plates. Kate Greenaway illustrated half title page present, all other maps present and complete, plans of SS Ormuz and SS Orizaba, Oroya, Iberia, Liguria, Austral, Orient, Cuzco, Lusitania, Garonne. All plates of ships present. Hardback, dark blue boards, a little wear to spine extremities, board edges quite rubbed, bottom corners bumped, otherwise in very good condition, internally tight clean and bright. The way to travel from England to Australasia. 95.00

11200. Loftie, W. J. editor: Orient-Pacific Line Guide Chapters for Travellers by Sea and by Land.

London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company sixth edition n.d. c. 1908 xlvii+405 pp. illustrated, maps, plates. Bears inscription, "C. l. Hamilton passenger on RMS Oroya 11th July 1908." half the map of Australasia is removed, all other maps present and complete, one star chart a copy, folding plans of RMS Ortona and RMS Omrah, all plates of ships present. Hardback, light green boards, a little wear to spine extremities otherwise in very good condition, internally tight clean and bright. The way to travel from England to Australasia. 55.00

4776. MacGregor, David R: The Tea Clippers.

London: Perceval Marshall & Co. 1952. xx+272pp, illustrated with photographs and drawings and 7 fold out plans of ships. An account of the China Tea Trade and of some of the British Sailing Ships engaged in it from 1849 to 1869. The appendices list details of ships and voyages for each tea season from 1848 to 1875/76. Very good in an edge chipped dustwrapper with minor loss. an important and comprehensive study. 23.00

3596. Maginnis, Arthur J: The Atlantic Ferry, its Ships, Men, and Working.

London, Whittaker and Son 1892. xiii+304pp. profusely illustrated with photographs, illustrations folding plans and charts. The Frontispiece and two page list of illustrations have been attached with very old neat sellotape repair otherwise the book is in very good condition. Gilt vignette of a boat on the front board. Covers the history of the crossing, the companies, the boats and other useful material. Very Scarce. 85.00

16228. Manson, David, McColm, Andy, and Manson, Maggie: Knots.

Hoo, nr Rochester: Grange Books, 1999. Pocket Companion series. 64 pp. 19 x 15 cm. Over 100 knots and varieties of knots, illustrated in colour. Pictorial laminated boards, in very good condition. 10.00

18099. McCaughan, Michael and John Appleby, editors.: The Irish Sea Aspects of Maritime History.

Belfast: The Institute of Irish Studies and Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, 1986. viii + 176 + (2) pp. 24 x 16.5 cm. 17 illustrations. Glazed pictorial card covers, in very good condition. Amost as new. 15 essays by leading experts. 15.50

18026. McCluskie, Tom, Michael Sharpe and Leo Marriot: Titanic & Her Sisters Olympic & Britannic.

London: PRC Publishing Ltd, 2002. 512 pp. 31.5 x 24 cm. Over 500 illustrations, pictorial glazed boards, In very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. This is a large and very heavy book. Unpackaged weight 2,750g. A definitive, beautifully illustrated, account of these three beautiful ships. 12.00

3934. McCluskie, Tom.: Harland & Wolff, Designs From the Shipbuilding Empire.

London, Conway Maritime Press 1998. 25.5 by 28.5 cms. 160 pp. illustrated throughout in colour. dust wrapper. 44 illustrated plans with explanatory text of ship designs from 1860-1882. 20.00

9293. McLellan, R.S.: Anchor Line 1856-1956.

Glasgow: Anchor Line Limited, 1956. 184 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper, boards a little faded, owners bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise very good. A history of this Glasgow shipping company with illustrations of their ships. 16.00

19780. McNeill. D.B.: Coastal Passenger Steamers and Inland Navigations in the South of Ireland.

Belfast: Belfast Transport Museum, 1960. Transport Handbook No 6. First edition. 32pp. 21.5 x 15 cm. 16 illustrations. 3 maps. Bibliography. List of vessels. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition. A ground-breaking study. 10.00

9341. McQueen, Andrew: Echoes of Old Clyde Paddle Wheels.

Glasagow and London: Gowans and Gray Ltd. 1924. xii+196 pp. illustrated, folding photograph of the Broomielaw as a frontispiece, a little wear, some spotting to the title page, no d.w. otherwise good. A classic study of the subject. 25.00

8684. Morris, Jeff: The Story of the Scarborough Lifeboats.

Coventry: Lifeboat Enthusiasts Society Jan. 1998. 46 pp. illustrated card covers, in very good condition almost as new. An extremely well illustrated history of the lifeboats here from 1789. 15.00

17206. Moss, M. and Hume, J.R.: Shipbuilders to the World 125 Years of Harland and Wolff, Belfast 1861-1986.

Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 1986. xvii+601pp. 25 x 19 cm. The definitive history of this shipbuilding yard. A magisterial history of the firm and the world in which it operated, with many historic photographs. Profusely llustrated in colour and b&w. Gold-blocked black boards in very good condition, in a very good dw. Signature of Sir Brian Morton in ffep, and loosely inserted is a letter dated 1987 thanking Sir Brian for the loan of the book. 65.00

3614. Pearsall, A.W.H: North Irish Channel Services.

Belfast: Museum and Art Gallery, 1962. Transport Handbook No 4. 32pp. 22 x 15 cm. Illustrated, and with folding map. Very good, in card covers. Includes a photocopy of the separately published and scarce 12pp. Supplementary List of Steamships, also by Pearsall. These were Museum Publications No. 162 and No. 162A. 10.00

9290. Protheroe, Ernest: All About Steamers

London and Glasgow: Collins n.d. c.1930 (?) 100 pp. illustrated with 45 photographs, coloured frontispiece. Orange boards with black line ship outline on front board as well as title. The photographs are mostly official photos from Cunard, U.S. Lines, Harland and Wolff, etc. owner's school prize bookplate on ffep otherwise in good condition, seemingly scarce. 45.00

15919. Royal Mail Line: Royal Mail Line

London: Royal Mail Line, 1930's? 4 x 15.5 cm. Bookmark, printed in colour with, on one side, the ship's flag with a painting of two ships by S. Stott, 1930, and on the other side, a concise list of tours and cruises. A blue ribbon is attached to the top. Card, coloured, and in very good condition. A nice item. 15.00

9282. Somner, Graeme: Ben Line fleet List and Short History

Kendal: The World Ship 1967. 59 pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition, fully illustrated Fleet list. 6.00

9300. Stromier, George and Nicholson, John: Steamers of the Clyde.

Glasgow: A Scottish Field Publication 1967. 16.5 by 22.5 cms. 56 pp. illustrated, map, paperback, in good condition. A full page colour illustration by Nicholson, with accompanying text. 5.00

7806. The Bank Line Ltd: The Bank Line Ltd. News Sheet Autumn 1972.

London: 1972. 25.5 by 20 cms. 37 pp. illustrated, red plastic spiral binding, laminated card covers. An in-house publication, listing news events, appointments promotions, retirements, new ships and shipping movements, cartoons,article about the Bank Line "I" class on the Indian African line. Cover a little dusty otherwise very good 10.00

9296. The Gibson Collection: Shipwrecks around The Isles of Scilly.

St. Ives. n.d. c.1980. 15 by 20.5 cms. no pagination, 64pp. illustrated from the Gibson collection, photos from 1871 to 1979, paperback, covers a bit worn, internally in very good condition. 6.00

7698. Ulster Titanic Society: The Official Journal of the Ulster Titanic Society.

Belfast; Spring 1999 Issue no 13. 29.5 by 20.5 cms. 27 pp. illustrated, paper covers, very good. 12.00

9304. Walker, Fred M.: Steel Ship Building

Aylesbury: Shire Album No. 73. 1983. 32 pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. 5.00

13690. Ward Lock & Co Limited.: The Wonder Book of Ships.

London: Ward Lock & Co Limited, c1939. 17th edition. 25 x 19cm. 264pp. with 8 colour plates and c.300 illustrations, decorative endpapers. Front cover colour illustration of the Queen Mary. Some minor edge rubbing to boards otherwise very good. Excellent illustrations. 15.00

4871. Warner, Oliver: An Introduction to British Marine Painting

London: BT Batsford Ltd, 1948 48pp, and 65 plates, one in colour. 25.5 x 19 cms, in foxed boards. 10.00

11268. Wilson, William S: The Ocean as a Health Resort A Practical Handbook of the Sea for the use of Tourists and Health Seekers.

London: J. & A. Churchill 2nd ed.1881. xvi+351 pp. the chart listed on the title page is not present in the rear pocket unfortunately. Dark green boards, blind stamped, gilt title on front board and spine, boards a bit rubbed, some wear, small light stain, internally clean tight, good. Interesting relatively early guide to cruising to Australia and back. Its picture of three colonies is interesting. Chapters include, curative effects of the ocean climate, the various health voyages, choosing a ship, life at sea, course climate and weather, management of the health at sea, objects of interest at sea, homeward voyage, Australia, its climate, cities and health resorts, New Zealand, South Africa, the meteorology of the Ocean, the health voyage of the future. 65.00

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