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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

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

20124. Burgess, Willie: Across the Atlantic.

New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Company 1882. 17.5 x 13.5 cm. 70 pp. log book, small chart. This book was an accompiament to an Atlantic crossing. Each page has poetic and biblical quotations for each day of the voyage, with accompanying pages for notes and autographs. The passenger was Willie K Burgess on SS Britannic, outward bound from New York, 24th Sept 1885. There are pencil notes about the, fairly uneventful, crossing and the homeward following on the 10th Jan. 1886. This was his sixth crossing. 25.00

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

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

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

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 fair condition, internally tight clean and bright. The way to travel from England to Australasia. 55.00

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. Scarce. 20.00

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

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

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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