Bruce Roberts' Boatbuilding: Steel-Glass-Wood
Mass Market Paperback Capall Bann Publishing 1993 200 1898307067 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Nice clean Very Good (Book ref. 537233) £8.00
Cold-Moulded and Strip-Planked Wood Boatbuilding
London: Adlard Coles Nautical, 1991. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 071363524X Hardback with dust-wrapper. 187pp. Illus. A little edgewear to price-clipped d/w. Contents clean and unmarked. A very decent copy. (bs40) (Book ref. BS40WHBL0908) £14.00
" BOATBUILDING. A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction."
London. George Allen & Unwin, 1971. Sixteenth impression. First published 1941 in USA. 624 pages including index. 58 plates, and 186 text illustrations. 9.5" x 6.25". Cover & contents in fine condition, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., slightly bumped on corners, priced on flap £7.50. ISBN 0046230025. (Book ref. 6460) £18.00
Crafts of the Highlands and Islands
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1978 First edition. Tan cloth, gilt, bw photos, index Pagination: 128. The Scottish Highlands and Islands, sometimes bleak, often solitary, enduringly beautiful, exert as powerful an influence on the imagination as on those who live and work there, and few subjects are surrounded with as much mystique, coupled with practical realism, as the traditional crafts of this romantic area. John Manners, author of Country Crafts Today and Country Crafts in Pictures, has travelled throughout the Highlands and Islands gathering material and photographing the craftsmen at work and he presents a fascinating record of the men and women whose skill and dedication ensure the continuation of traditional crafts.<P>The growth of tourism is increasing the demand for familiar products such as Fair Isle jerseys, Caithness glass and Hebridean tweeds, and artist-trained craftsmen produce silver, pottery, horn, pewter and woodwork in traditional and contemporary styles. Sadly, many of the older crafts, including thatching and straw-basket making, are dying out, while some, notably saddlery, spinning and weaving, barely survive. Crafts unique to this area, from Orkney chairs to the now defunct Ballachulish slates are described, along with the traditional crafting crafts of stone walling, tanning and cheese-making.<P>The appendices contain useful information on where to see craftsmen at work; craft museums; relevant literature and addresses, making this an indispensable guide for visitors to the area and all concerned with the preservation of traditional skills and crafts. Contents: Crofters; Boatbuilders; Woodworkers; Metalwork; Working with stone; Straw and heather; Hide and horn; Wool; Coopering; Proceeds from the sea; Proceeds from the land; Sporting equipment; Weapons and instruments; Artist crafts;. Book: head/tail sl bumped, VG+, Jacket: unclipped, spine sunned, VG (Book ref. 2828) £13.00
Rules for the Construction and Classification of Wood Yachts, Volume I: Wood yacchts, Sailing, Auxiliary and Full Power
London: Lloyds Register of Shipping, 1929. Green Buckram Gilt. Very Good. 115 pp. The covers are clean apart from some scattered white speckles on the front cover, and are free from fading, though they are very slightly edge-worn. The gilding on the front cover is still fresh and bright. The binding is firm, the hinges are sound. The text is in very good condition, though the endpapers, the half-title and the title-page are foxed. The book is free of inscriptions and handwritten annotations. The book contains a slip from Lloyds advising readers that there have been changes in marine engineering practice since the book's publication, and that further information was available from Head Office. Digital images can be sent by e-mail if this is requested. (Book ref. 008316) £60.00
Modern Boat Building
New York/London: Charles Scribner's sons, 1941. Cloth. Near Very Good. Extremely Practical Book, packed with expert advice on HOW to Build a Boat. Well Illustrated with B&W Photos and clear Line drawings. Grey cloth cover with blue lettering and Yacht design to front. 12 1/4" Tall. Old inscription on endpaper mostly erased, no other inscriptions except an old penciled price. Pages in nice, clean condition. Some wear to jacket, closed tear at top (2" long) and another across spine. Other small closed edge tears. (see photo) Price clipped. Weighs over 1 Kilo so postage outside UK will be a little extra. (Book ref. 007036) £25.00
Glen-L Marine Designs: Book of Boat Designs
Ireland: Glen Marine Designs Limited, 1963. Soft Covers. Very Good. Oblong 4to 168pp. Contents generally clean. Minor wear to extremities. c.1994 (Book ref. 064164) £8.00
Timber in Marine and Freshwater Construction
High Wycombe: Timber Research and Development Association, 1963. Soft Covers. Very Good. 4to 43pp. Contents clean. A nice copy. (Book ref. 064163) £8.00
Plywood: Its Manufacture and Uses
High Wycombe: Timber Research and Development Association, 1967. Soft Covers. Very Good. 4to 43pp. Contents clean. A nice copy. (Book ref. 064162) £12.00
A Manual of Small Plywood Boat Construction Techniques
Melksham: Selway Fisher Design, 1990. Second Edition. Soft Covers. Very Good. 4to 53pp. Contents clean. A nice copy. (Book ref. 064161) £20.00
Boats & Builders: The History of Boatbuilding Around Fraserburgh
Fraserburgh: Mrs Y Macdonald. Soft Covers. Very Good. Oblong 4to 64pp. Slim pamplet. Illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. Contents clean. (Book ref. 064103) £30.00
The Story of Wivenhoe.
Wivenhoe: Quentin Press Ltd,1989. 1st edition. "The first full-length history from the earliest times to the present day." Pp.401, black & white photos and illustrations throughout. Blue cloth, faint waterstain to base of spine and dustwrapper has consequential small blue mark to reverse side at base of spine not affecting outer dustjacket. VG/VG. (Book ref. 37602) £20.00
Boatbuilding Simplified, Being a Practical Guide to the "Simplex" Method of Building Rowing, Sailing and Motor Boats
London: Herbert Reiach Ltd, in association with The Yachting Monthly, 1919. Third Revised Edition. Beige Cloth. Poor. 74 pp plus publisher's advertisements, frontispiece and 7 other b/w plates as well as figures in the text and plans at the end of the book. This copy is in poor condition. The text block has almost separated from the covers and spine, and some pages are loose. The covers are lightly soiled, and there is foxing on some pages. Calculations in pencil have been written on the rear pastedown. All pages and plates are present, however. (Book ref. 008303) £24.00
Boatbuilding on the Hamble River. A Short History of A. H. Moody & Son Ltd. 1827-1987
Swanwick: A. H. Moody & Son Ltd., 1988. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo 1st edition, slim 8vo, soft covers, Very Good. pp , 56; b/w plates. (Book ref. 14281) £18.00
BOATYARDS & BOATBUILDING.
Robert Wilson, 1974. Landscape 8vo, 32pp, illus. Pb. VG. (Book ref. 7899) £5.00
NAVIES IN THE NUCLEAR AGE. Warships Since 1945.
London, Conway Maritime Press 1993 4to hardback, d/w. VG/VG........IF FURTHER DESCRIPTION NEEDED, PLEASE ENQUIRE. (SHELF 90) ISBN: 0851775683 (1.3 kg) NOTE: Heavy Books will require special shipping arrangements. (Book ref. 24080) £17.00
THE ECLIPSE OF THE BIG GUN. The Warship 1906 - 45
London, Conway Maritime Press 1992 4to hardback, d/w. VG/VG.......IF FURTHER DESCRIPTION NEEDED, PLEASE ENQUIRE. (SHELF 90) ISBN: 0851775667 (1.3 kg) NOTE: Heavy Books will require special shipping arrangements. (Book ref. 24079) £15.00
THE SHIPPING REVOLUTION. The Modern Merchant Ship.
London, Conway Maritime Press 1992 4to hardback, d/w. VG/VG.......IF FURTHER DESCRIPTION NEEDED, PLEASE ENQUIRE. (SHELF 90) ISBN: 0851775691 (1.2 kg) NOTE: Heavy Books will require special shipping arrangements. (Book ref. 24078) £15.00
Narrow Boats at Work.
Moorland, 1980. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 0861900065 214 pages.212 b/w photographs with captions. (Book ref. 9805) £12.00
How to Build a Ferro-Cement Boat
Ladner, BC, Canada: Samson Marine Design Enterprises Ltd, 1968. Second Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8.75" x 11.75" Dust jacket marked and chipped, with some closed tears. (Book ref. 014563) £10.00