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Beauty Of Sail, Fox [Commentary By], Uffa
1 Fox [Commentary By], Uffa
Beauty Of Sail
UK Peter Davies
Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 11 inches tall by 8.5 inches Photographs by Beken of Cowes 
Undated but newspaper cutting sellotaped to free front end paper dated 1939. 'This collection of photographs, selected from a total of 20,000 negatives, is presented to the public as a crystallation of our work as marine photographers for the past fifty years, during which time nearly all the most celebrated yachts in the world have visited the Solent, and have come under my notice in every possible aspect.' Book - in Very good blue boards with gilt lettering - some browning to the edges of the boards and slight bumping to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some browning and spotting to the paste downs and end papers, spotting to the extreme page edges and slight marking to the occasional page otherwise clean and tightly bound. Size: 11 inches tall by 8.5 inches. 278 pages. Illustrator: Photographs by Beken of Cowes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Ships & the Sea; Hardcover A298-1020 1.30 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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Bridge Over Lyonesse : Over 70 Years Of The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, Chudleigh, Daphne
2 Chudleigh, Daphne
Bridge Over Lyonesse : Over 70 Years Of The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company
UK 
1992 First Edition Softcover Fine Condition 9 inches tall by 6.75 inches 
Over 70 Years Of The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company. Based on the detailed history of the Company by Mrs Chudleigh, edited and abridged by Douglas Williams. Undated but appears to be 1992 and there is no reason to assume this is anything other than a first edition. No publisher given but printed by New Headline Printers Penzance. Book - in Fine [much better than Very good] bright colourful card covers. Contents, clean, bright and tightly bound. A Nice Copy of this Scarce Title. Size: 9 inches tall by 6.75 inches. 102 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; Paperback F135-1115 0.31 
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Build The Instant Catboat, Payson, "Harold ""Dynamite"""
3 Payson, "Harold ""Dynamite"""
Build The Instant Catboat
US International Marine Publishing Company
1986 0877422222 / 9780877422228 First Edition Softcover Fine Condition 11 inches tall by 8.5 inches 
?Some years ago, downeast boatbuilder Harold H. Payson ? known to associates, friends, and his wife as Dynamite ? and Philip Bolger of Gloucester, Massachusetts ? arguably the most innovative small-craft designer around ? got their heads together and came up with a new and startling idea: Instant Boats. Bolger began designing a series of boats that would require no lofting, no jigs, and no exotic tools, skills, or materials. Boats that would not require a great investment of time to cut out and button up. In short, boats for the inexperienced builder whose fundamental desire is to get out on the water. Payson, for his part, builds and thoroughly tests a prototype of each design to wring out every bug before offering the plans for sale. The original fleet of six boats was described in Dynamite's book Instant Boats. There followed Build the New Instant Boats, presenting eleven more designs, including three shapely and spritely tack-and-tape boats. The verdict is in: thousands of amateur builders have found that the Instant Boats make enjoyable and manageable backyard or basement projects and offer just about the least expensive boating available anywhere. You need not be driven by lack of tools, materials, skills, or time to abandon in frustration a project you conceived in a spirit of pleasurable anticipation. Here is the Instant Catboat. Her easy grace and spirited performance belie her humble components. She is at home in fresh water or salt. Dynamite prefers she be built of marine plywood (sources for which are given), though exterior-grade is acceptable. With marine ply and a loft-made sail, her materials will cost about $1,000. Given her looks and performance, a better bargain is hard to imagine. She is more complex than the other Instant Boats, but nevertheless far simpler to build than most other boats her size. The set of large-scale plans that Dynamite sells mail- order for $35.00 can save eyestrain and time, but she can be built right from this book. Either way, your efforts will be amply rewarded.? Book - in Near Fine [better than Very Good] card covers. Contents, clean, bright and tightly bound. Size: 11 inches tall by 8.5 inches. "iv, 42 ". Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; ISBN: 0877422222. ISBN/EAN: 9780877422228. Paperback A136-1080 0.19 
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Building The Skiff Cabin Boy : A Step-By-Step Pictorial Guide, Kuhlig, Clemens C & Ruth E
4 Kuhlig, Clemens C & Ruth E
Building The Skiff Cabin Boy : A Step-By-Step Pictorial Guide
US International Marine Publishing Company
1977 0877420645 / 9780877420644 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Good 10 inches tall by 7 inches 
?A Step-By-Step Pictorial Guide. 'Clemens Kuhlig is a craftsman whose skills are reminiscent of an age long past: his meticulous construction of the sailing skiff Cabin Boy offers ample proof. Here, in more than 200 photographs and drawings, is the story of how he built the Cabin Boy. The author explains how and why he chose the John Atkin design for his skiff. He then proceeds to explain the chronological progress of building his boat, from lofting the plans to making wooden cleats ... and even a wooden bilge pump. Clemens Kuhlig's laminating techniques form the most distinctive portion of his book: laminated oars, tiller, stem, and gunwales, plus inlaid seats, demonstrate impressive artistry and painstaking craftsmanship. But that craftsmanship began even before the boat-building, since the author hand-made most of his tools. His book includes directions and scale drawings for duplicating these uniquely personal implements. Throughout, Clemens Kuhlig expresses his philosophy of boatbuilding, acting as a spokesman for the again-increasing number of builders in wood. Stressing the aesthetics of wooden boatbuilding, the author points out, too, that whereas plastic boats tend to invite misuse, wooden boats tend to discourage abuse. The Cabin Boy can only inspire awe; although she has the polished look of a boat that you might hesitate to launch, she is a sturdy and well- protected skiff, one that is fully prepared to be confronted by the vagaries of salt air and water. John Atkin, in his Foreword to this volume, calls Clemens Kuhlig a traditionalist by any standard ... a special breed . . the ultimate perfectionist. He has said it all.? Book - in Fine [much better than Very Good] brown boards with gilt lettering - a touch bumped and rubbed to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, light browning to the end papers, title pages and extreme page edges otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - Good Plus - some loss to the top edges professionally repaired with archival tape, price clipped. Size: 10 inches tall by 7 inches. 139 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; ISBN: 0877420645. ISBN/EAN: 9780877420644. Hardcover A134-1057 0.61 
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Great Dipper To Southern Cross, Dodd, Edward H
5 Dodd, Edward H
Great Dipper To Southern Cross
UK Arrowsmith
1931 First Edition Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 8.75 inches tall by 6 inches 
An account of the cruise of the schooner Chance, 1928-1929 from New London through the South Seas to Sydney. Undated but Copac show this as the UK first edition dated 1931. Book - in Good blue boards with gilt lettering - some marking to the boards and some irregular fading, some sunning to the spine but the lettering remains bright and distinct and some small tears to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, school prize presentation plate from Kelly College Tavistock, Devon dated 1933, some browning to the map end papers otherwise clean and tightly bound. Size: 8.75 inches tall by 6 inches. "xi, 332 which includes an index". Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Ships & the Sea; Hardcover A135-1084 0.84 
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Gypsy Waters Cruises South, Waters, Don
6 Waters, Don
Gypsy Waters Cruises South
UK Cassell
1938 First Edition Hardcover (Original Cloth) Very Good Condition Good 8.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches 
?Don Waters, writer, master mechanic and small-boatman, decided that civilization was a thing one could have too much of ; so with his wife and ten-year-old daughter he took to the sea. He rebuilt and fitted out a Chesapeake Bay ketch, and with his family sailed south along the Inland Passage. During the years that followed they explored the paradises of the American Riviera, the Gulf Islands, the lakes and rivers, creeks and seaports of Florida. In Gypsy Waters Cruises South the captain-author tells the idyll of those years and explains down to the minutest detail just how it was done, just what it cost, just what pleasures are in store for anyone who wants to follow his example and coast along the palm-lined shore. Adventures big and little they had; a healthy, varied life they led, sailing and fishing, making a living from sea and land. They are strange and fascinating stories that Don Waters tells of the sponge-fishers who come from Greece to the Florida seas, and wander on the sea-floor gleaning their harvest; of the terrific hurricanes that tear across the ocean and ravage the land; of curious marine creatures, the turtle and tarpon and shark. No book like this has appeared for many years; it is a real book of the sea and the boat.? Book - in Near Fine [better than Very Good] bright green boards and red letetring - light bumping to the extreme bottom corners and extreme ends of the spine, faint marking to the front board. Contents, faint spotting to the free front and rear end paper maps, half title page & last couple of pages otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket Good - pieces missing and tears, repairs to verso. Size: 8.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches. "287 , 8 of black and white plates & map endpapers". Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; Hardcover A298-1113 0.63 
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Island Treasure: The Search For Sir Cloudesley Shovell's Flagship 'Association, Morris, Roland
7 Morris, Roland
Island Treasure: The Search For Sir Cloudesley Shovell's Flagship 'Association
UK Hutchinson
1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Good 9.25 inches tall by 5.5 inches Signed by Author
The Search For Sir Cloudesley Shovell's Flagship 'Association. ?Roland Morris, as befits a man with fifteen years as a 'hard-top' diver behind him, has an eye for sturdy essentials. 'Before one sets out on a treasure hunt', he says, 'one should be armed with a chart ' and duly he found one ... with the Treasure Ship itself sketched right alongside the very rock she had struck on ! 'And what a treasure ship! The celebrated Association, flagship of that most unfortunate of sailors, Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Rear Admiral of Great Britain, homeward bound from the Mediterranean with his magnificent twenty-one ship squadron. Roland Morris recaptures precisely the drama of that moment, more than two-hundred-and-fifty years ago, when the great ships, 'plunging and rolling like a school of ungainly whales', moved into the storm-driven mists of northern waters. Carried by his narrative gift and rare turn of phrase we follow breathlessly, as if listening to the tale by the fire of that ancient smugglers inn?The Admiral Benbow? where he makes his home in Penzance. First the horror of the night of the wreck, and then the absorbing story of the search on which he embarked to find what might survive on the rock-fanged bottom beneath the ever-churning sea off the Scillies. The gleam of gold and silver, the warm glow of bronze cannon beckoned him on?as they did rival teams of divers, not least those of the Navy but local knowledge and professional skill won him a harvest well worth reaping, as his splendid drawings and photographs amply show. Prized above all is the crested silver plate, from which Sir Cloudesley's last meal could have been eaten, and which established the identity of the wreck beyond all question.? Book - in Near Fine [better than Very Good] green boards with gilt lettering - slight bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, previous owner's inscription otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - Very Good - slight rubbing/wearing to the extreme top corners and extreme corners of the spine & some sunning to the spine. Signed by the author. Size: 9.25 inches tall by 5.5 inches. 232 which includes an index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; Signed by Author. Hardcover A135-1078 0.59 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Laughing Cavalier 1970-1972 : The End Of An Era (H.M.S. Cavalier), Piggott [Editor], Graham
8 Piggott [Editor], Graham
Laughing Cavalier 1970-1972 : The End Of An Era (H.M.S. Cavalier)
UK Printed For Private Circulation
1972 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 7.5 inches tall by 9.25 inches 
The End Of An Era (H.M.S. Cavalier). From A Limited Edition of 300. In Very Good blue boards with gilt lettering. Light sunning to the extreme top edge of the front board and sunning to the spine. Contents, light marking to the paste downs and end papers, rusting to the staples which have been treated to prevent further rusting, light yellowing to the border edges of the pages otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. 'This is a book about HMS Cavalier, and some of the people who have lived and worked in her. It falls into two main parts; the first being an account of the life of this ship over the last 27 years and the second a record of this the last commission. I am sure that everybody will find some thing to interest them in these pages and that this book will remind you of most of the things you would like to remember. As Francis Bacon once said, 'Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested'- I hope nobody becomes indisposed as a result of this small effort!' Graham Piggott Editor. Size: 7.5 inches tall by 9.25 inches. 34 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 6. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; Hardcover A296-1204 0.23 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Lugworm Island Hopping : Cornwall, The Scillies And Outer Hebrides With a Sailing Dinghy, Duxbury, Ken
9 Duxbury, Ken
Lugworm Island Hopping : Cornwall, The Scillies And Outer Hebrides With a Sailing Dinghy
UK Pelham Books
1976 0720709407 / 9780720709407 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Good 8.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches 
Cornwall, The Scillies And Outer Hebrides With a Sailing Dinghy. ?For Ken Duxbury, owning a small boat is the key that unlocks the door to living with a joy and intensity that sometimes hurts those who, through the pages of his previous books, have escaped with him in Lugworm will welcome the chance to share that joy and renew the adventure in this third volume. Whether you are mining amethyst with him in north Cornwall, stalking a pollack in the Scilly Isles or building a skiff from driftwood while fending for yourself on an uninhabited island of the Outer Hebrides, Ken Duxbury's down-to-earth humour, linked to a deep perception and ability to convey atmosphere, may well leave you disturbingly unsatisfied with anything of your own life which falls into a rut. Lugworm Island Hopping is a book into which you can totally escape, as well as a book to make you think.? Book - in Near Fine [better than Very Good] blue boards with silver lettering - light bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - Very Good - light creasing to the extreme edges. Size: 8.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches. 134 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; ISBN: 0720709407. ISBN/EAN: 9780720709407. Hardcover F135-1082 0.36 
Price: 15.95 GBP
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Practical Small Boat Designs 1983, Atkin, John
10 Atkin, John
Practical Small Boat Designs 1983
US International Marine Publishing Company
1983 0877421609 / 9780877421603 First Edition Softcover Good Condition 10 inches tall by 7 inches 
First US Edition. ?The name Atkin has long been associated with the best in basic boats. If you are looking for the right little boat to build ? or have built ? or if you just like to dream over boat plans, you'll be delighted with this collection of John and William Atkin's most successful designs. You'll find 28 practical and buildable small boats, from a 6.5 foot cold-molded round-bottomed pram to a 26-foot flat-bottomed shoal-draft sloop. You can study, the plans for several flat-bottomed rowing and sailing boats, a 20-foot utility power boat, and a 22-foot schooner. Most of the designs have been chosen for then: simplicity and make excellent projects for amateur builders. Superbly drawn study plans, photographs of the boats both under construction and underway, together with comments by builders and owners, will help you choose the boat best suited to your level of boatbuilding skill. John Atkin, son of the late William Atkin, has been a naval architect and yacht surveyor for almost 40 years. He is the author, with his father, of The First Book of Boats and The Second Book of Boats, reprinted by International Marine in 1976 as The Book of Boats. His small craft designs are among the most practical around ? for builder and user alike.? Book - in Near Very Good card covers - small amount of wear to the extreme ends of the spine and extreme corners and light crease to the top corner of the front cover. Contents, light marking to the occasional page and to the extreme page edges otherwise clean and tightly bound. Size: 10 inches tall by 7 inches. "xiii, 175 ". Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; ISBN: 0877421609. ISBN/EAN: 9780877421603. Paperback A296-1202 0.42 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Roots and Branches, Christopher Sir George P
11 Christopher Sir George P
Roots and Branches
UK Charles Birchall & Sons
First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Signed by Author
Also includes a signed letter dated 1965 from the author on headed note paper. Undated but the British Library show it as 1963 and there is no reason to assume this is anything other than a first (indeed only) edition . viii, 158 pages, size 8.75 inches tall by 5.75 inches. Sir George P Christopher formly Chairman and Managing Director of the Hain Steamship Company and Director of The P & O Steam Navigation Company. Preface : The writing of these notes was, in the first place, actuated by the thought that, on my retirement after fifty-four years in business, it would be well to clarify some things which were apt to become a little untidy in retrospect. Secondly, there was the thought of amplifying a shorter writing published privately in 1955, and thus fulfilling a hope expressed by some who had read it that a more detailed edition would one day be undertaken. These two objectives I have attempted to accomplish, without embarking upon such a catalogue of events as could easily be wearying alike to writer and reader. In the result, I have become conscious of the fact that my own experiences were so wrapped up in the affairs with which they were associated, that my reminiscences are much more a matter of a recounting of those affairs, and the many contacts which sprang therefrom, than a story of my own life. Indeed, it cannot be claimed that my life has, of itself, been of any outstanding importance. I have therefore traced very roughly the roots, hereditary and influential, from which I can be said to have sprung, the environment in which they grew, and, for the rest, a setting forth of such maturity as has developed. I have drawn upon numerous sources in regard to the earlier days, including my grandfather's papers relating to the inception of the Hain steamship organisation, and my own memory concerning its later years, helped by access to the Company's own records. I am indebted to Mr. Cyril Noall of St. Ives, Cornwall, who, fired with the fascinating task of hunting up the history of that old town-his birthplace and my own-unearthed a number of interesting facts concerning the earliest foundations of the old Hain shipowning business dating back to 1816, and very kindly passed them on to me. These dip further back into the distant past than do my own papers or those of my family, and this has enabled me to compile a more fitting account than I could otherwise have done of the earlier beginnings of the shipping concern in the service of which I spent the major part of my working life. Its story is of one of the epic enterprises in the commercial life of this country, for which the Victorian era was noted. In the present age of great wonders, people are apt to forget the importance of the beginnings of many things which now assume proportions out of all measurement to the roots from which they evolved. Therefore, while the work of committing to writing the pages which follow on this topic has been a very real pleasure, I feel it may perhaps also be not unfruitful, used as we have become to vast modern achievements, to turn aside for a short while and ponder the sowings of a past century. In those far-off days there was experienced by our predecessors an all-pervading incentive and a deep satisfaction which were fore-runners of the incentives and satisfactions engendered by the wider issues of the present times, and, as such, are worthy of being recorded more fully than has yet been done before they pass into the limbo of forgotten things.'. Book - in Near Fine [better than Very Good] brown boards with silver & gilt lettering - minor marking to the boards and just a touch bumped to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, faint browning to the free front endpapers and light browning to the page edges, previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An Attractive Copy of this Rare and Interesting book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; Signed by Author. Hardcover A134-1156 0.38 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Sod's History Of Yachting, Spedding, Spud
12 Spedding, Spud
Sod's History Of Yachting
UK I Am Sailing
c1995 090061000X / 9780900610004 Softcover Good Condition 8.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches Rick 
'After a period of gestation matching that of an absent-minded Brontosaurus, Sod's History of Yachting follows its instantly forgettable predecessor, Sod's Law of the Sea, into the annals of Great Publishing Disasters.' Book - in Near Very Good card covers - light creasing to the covers. Contents, clean, bright and tightly bound. Size: 8.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches. 165 pages. Illustrator: Rick. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; ISBN: 090061000X. ISBN/EAN: 9780900610004. Paperback F134-1112 0.24 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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