THE WAR AT SEA:VOL II - THE PERIOD OF BALANCE.
LONDON/HMSO,1956.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. NFINE./VG+.. 8vo. No ISBN. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.NFINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Clean, pale green background with black+green lettered dw/dj, with lightly darkened spine/backstrip and negligible shelf-wear to corners and edges.Inevitably, minisculely chipped with reciprocal loss, to both head+foot of spine/backstrip, top to corners also minisculely rubbed+chipped, again with barely perceptible, miniscule loss - otherwise solid and 99.9% complete.Top+fore-edges generally bright and clean, contents bright, tight, crisp and clean - with no foxing.Bright, clean, unmarked, publisher's original dark green cloth bds with bright crisp, stamped gilt letters, author+title letters stamped to black, impressed rectangle to spine/backstrip, and immaculate, plain cream/white eps.Head+foot of same minisculely bumped, corners sharp and unaffected.8vo, v-xvi+2-523pp [paginated] includes contents, appendices, b/w+red folding maps, tables+illustrations lists, author's preface, 19 chapters, 15 appendices, 42 maps, 38 tables, 30pp contemporary b/w photographs throughout the text and the book. Chronological Summary of Prncipal Events; Jan, 1942 - July, 1942, Aug, 1942 - Dec, 1942 and Jan, 1943 - May, 1943. Captain Stephen Wentworth Roskill, (1903-1982), produced the definitive and official British account of the conflict at sea between 1939 and 1945 (4 Pts in 3 volumes), his greatest achievement and a work of which he was justifiably proud.Roskill was 45 years old when he began the work, having retired early from the Royal Navy owing to gun deafness, an injury he received in peace and war having, as a gunnery instructor, been exposed to gunfire from the 1920's when there was no ear protection.The Official War Histories were taking shape in 1949 and the Admiralty began searching for an author and historian to record the naval operations. When the first, hghly acclaimed and praised, volume appeared in 1954, Roskill’s name as a naval historian was secured, and the book went into a second impression within five months, selling steadily thereafter.Roskill came under some official pressure to change certain aspects of his observations in this first volume and Winston Churchill, then Prime Minister again, objected to certain parts in the drafts.Roskill stood his ground and insisted on his complete independence.He was determined not to suffer the experience of his predecessor, Corbett, after the First World War.The outcome brought credit to both Roskill and Churchill and the book went to press followed by Volume II in 1956, Volume III, Part 1 in 1960, and finally Volume III, Part 2 in 1961(these volumes did not encounter comparable difficulty!) No mention could be made at the time, of Roskill writing of the Ultra intelligence (the vital role played in the war at sea, by Britain capturing and breaking the German ‘Enigma’ ciphers), although Roskill had known of Ultra since his time as Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence.However, if one reads Roskill’s study in the light of information since released, it becomes evident that he used great skill in order to surmount the problem.Roskill’s 4 volume work will stand forever as a monument to those who fought at sea to obtain victory and secure freedom, and as a monument to the author’s remarkable skill as a writer and naval historian. Please contact email@example.com, because of the weight and the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja32859) £65.00
TITANIC VOICES:Memories from the Fateful Voyage.
UK.STROUD,GLOUCESTERSHIRE.SUTTON/SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL,1997.. UK,Qro HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. Qrto. 075091436X. UK, Qro HB+dw/dj, 1st edn thus.[Originally published in 1994, Southampton City Council.This edn, simultaneously, USA, St Martin's Press.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, b/w+colour photographic montage illustrated dw/dj, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and clean - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.Bright, clean, sharp-cornered, publisher's original, plain dark blue cloth bds with bright, crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip with immaculate plain white eps.Qrto, 3-296pp [paginated, glossy paper] includes contents list/table, editors' intro, historical intro, 15 chapters, profuse b/w contemporary photographs throughout the text and book, 15pp colour photographic section, between pp185/200, acknowledgements, biblio (books, articles and Titanic Sales catalogues), plus [unpaginated] title-page. In the early hours of 15 April 1912 the RMS Titanic, newest flagship of the White Star Line, sank with great loss of life after striking an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. RMS Titanic was the ship that was supposedly unsinkable, but on that fateful night the impossible happened, shaking to the core the rich and powerful of Britain and the United States, complacent in their belief that nature herself could be tamed.This association with the powerful and famous, combined with the ship's 'indestructible' tag and huge loss of life, ensures that the Titanic continues to fascinate and intrigue people the world over. Using many previously unpublished photographs, letters and oral histories 'Titanic Voices' is a recreation of the sinking of the great ship, reliving the events through the first-hand accounts of those who were actually there. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, because of the weight of this item - nearly 1.4 Kg, unpackaged, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja32788) £19.99
YACHT CLUB BURGEES.
UK.SOUTHAMPTON,HANTS.ADLARD COLES/G.G.HARRAP,1957.. UK,slim 12mo HB minus dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. VG+./Minus dw/dj.. Slim 12mo. No ISBN. UK, slim 12mo HB minus dw/dj, 1st edn.VG+.No owner inscrptn, minus dw/dj.Publisher's original, plain dark blue cloth bds with stamped, gilt letters (which are lightly oxidised but still visible) to spine/ backstrip, publisher's colophon to foot of right-hand corner of upper bd, with negligible shelf-wear and bumping to edges and corners and clean, plainwhite eps.Spine/backstrip minimally sunned/faded as usual/normal due to lack of dw/dj.Top+fore-edges lightly aged, but clean, contents bright, tight and clean also - the last 10pp of index have been, at some stage, stuck together by a vertical edge, but subsequently opened without excessive damage.Slim 12mo, 2-55pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements, contents list/table, foreword, 4 chapters/sections, alphabetical index, an appendix - Sail markings, b/w+colour illustrations of the flags/burgees, plus [unpaginated] title-page and 1pp publisher advert to rear. Burgees of all the yachting and sailing clubs at home and overseas which are recognized by the Royal Yachting Association, reproducing over 600 Burgees in full colour. A section also provides for the Burgees of many of the principal clubs of other nations, including the North American yacht clubs in the U.S.A.and Canada, plus other sections include the International Code of Flags, Ensigns, Flag Etiquette, and Sail Markings. Please contact email@example.com, because of the lighter weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja29818) £14.00
LONDON.MACMILLAN,1970.. UK,Demy 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. VG+./VG.. Demy 8vo. No ISBN. UK, Demy 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.VG+/VG.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to acetate protected dw/dj.Glossy, protected, wrap-around scenic b/w photographic dw/dj, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - a small closed tear, sealed by protective acetate - to top edge.Top edge lightly aged/darkened and sporadically spotted/foxed; fore-edges brighter and cleaner, contents bright, tight and clean - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.Clean, publisher's original, plain brown cloth bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and near immaculate, plain white eps.Demy 8vo, 2-252pp [paginated] includes 11 chapters, 2 b/w maps, 16pp contemporary b/w illus/plates/photographs interspersed throughout the text and the book, appendix, notes, biblio and an index, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, contents+illustrations lists/tables, acknowledgements, 2 b/w maps and an author intro. This book is something more than an ordinary town history, for Southampton is something more than an ordinary town.It has had a long, important and varied past as a port, a fortress, a fashionable resort and then as a port again: and in the traces of this past are still written large in its streets and buildings. But it is not merely an ancient and historic city, not even just Britain's greatest passenger port, it is also a paramount example of how a town and its inhabitants can move with the times, making the most of their historical heritage and overcoming notable times of stress and depression. For Southampton is still living in its finest hour (then 1970).It has always been in England's frontline, against Spaniards, French and Germans.In the last war it was the cradle of the Spitfire and the springboard of the invasion of Europe, and from that war it emerged battered, stunned, half-ruined but unbowed.'We shall build anew. . .' declared its leading newspaper on the morrow of its most devastating blitz.That gallant pledge has proved to be an understatement of what Southampton has done in the last twenty years, for its amazing recovery has gone well beyond even a Phoenix-like resurrection of one of the most bomb-shattered towns in Britain to its former state.The new Southampton that has not so much taken the place of the old as blended with it or absorbed it, is a regional capital rising to strengths it did not know before; modern, attractive, splendidly equipped and adorned with fine modern buildings. The Sotonians may not perhaps have the sharply defined and striking charactersitics of the inhabitants of some of the more celebrated or publicised parts of Britain.But they are a quiet, dogged, courageous and dependable people; a very British people, who cope with things and get them done without a very great deal of noise or self-advertisement.They have in the post-war years crowned their long history with an achievement which the whole country should know and of which it should be proud.It is that history and that achievement which are set out in these pages.The author is emeritus Professor at the University of Southampton.The 2nd volume, after uniform volume; NOTTINGHAM, in a planned series,to include READING, GUILDFORD, CHELTENHAM, NORWICH, NEWCASTLE and LEICESTER - all of which, at this publication date - are in preparation.Meanwhile, an uncommon title and edn from the series. (Book ref. rja29698) £15.00
WRECK AND RESCUE ROUND THE CORNISH COAST:THE STORY OF THE LAND'S END LIFEBOATS.
UK.TRURO,CORNWALL.BRADFORD BARTON LTD.,1965.. UK,8vo s/back,1st edn.. Original wraps.. NFINE./No dw/dj,as issued,wraps.. 8vo. No ISBN. UK, 8vo s/back, 1st edn.NFINE.No owner inscrptn, no dw/dj - as issued.Bright, crisp, clean b/w photographic illlustrated upper wrap, publisher titles to rear wrap with neglgible shelfwear to edges and corners, no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges slightly aged - as usual/normal - but generally clean and bright, contents bright, tight and clean also with no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy as there appear to be no spine/backstrip creases also.8vo, 8-151pp [paginated] includes b/w map frntis, intro+5 chapters, 38 contemporary b/w photographs throughout the text and the book, boat records and service records, b/w maps, plus [unpaginated] half+full-title pages, contents+illus lists/tables. The second volume in the story of wreck and rescue on the Cornish coast covers the 'toe' of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.Rugged granite cliffs keep back the sea from Penwith - the old Cornish name for this peninsula - with only here and there a cove.In fact, from St Ives Bay, round the land to Mount's Bay, there is only one considerable beach, that at Whitesand Bay, Sennen.The Isles of Scilly lie 28 miles out on the fringe of the Atlantic. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, because of the lighter weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja28317) £12.00
THE BRITISH SEAMAN:1200-1860 - A Social History.
LONDON.COLLINS,1968.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./VG.. 8vo. No ISBN. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/VG.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to actual price, though there is a diagonal clip in it's proximity! Bright, clean and crisp, glossy laminated colour pictorial part-illustrated upper wrap ['Manning the Chains', painting by Atkinson, c1810], with publisher's advert to rear wrap, with a small vertical, diagonal crease to front, inside dw/dj flap,j ust above the aforementioned price-clip, with negligible shelf-wear and creases to edges.Minimal rubbing+creasing to corners; head+ foot of spine/backstrip minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing and miniscule chipping with reciprocal loss to same.Top+fore-edges generally bright and clean - unusual considering book's age - contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Publisher's original clean, blue cloth bds with red title label with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip which is slightly sunned/faded and near immaculate, plain white eps.8vo,8-319pp [paginated] +half-title+title pages, contents+illus lists/tables, intro, 11 chapters, 20 b/w contemporary illustrations throught the text and the book, appendices (3), references, general index, and an index of ships. There are dozens of books on the great figures in naval history such as Drake and Nelson.By contrast very little has appeared in print about the British seaman, without whom there would have been neither merchant ships to sail nor men-of-war to command.Apart from the vague ideas about the press gang and the mutinies at Spithead and the Nore most people have little conception of what his life was like, even in such important matters as how he was recruited or paid or fed.His courage, his seamanship, his endurance have always been taken for granted. It is Professor Lloyd's achievement to have rescued him from anonymity and to have portrayed him in his true colours.A vigorous, quirky, idiosyncratic figure whose vitality could not be quenched by horrible conditions, disgusting food or cruel punishments, he represents at those highest qualities of staunchness and cheerfulness that are claimed, perhaps too glibly, for the national character.From the middle ages to the coming of the steamship, which is the period covered by this book, his circumstances altered little:danger, disease, squalor, arbitary interference with personal freedom and, worst of all, to be cheated of wages that were small enough - these were the rewards of service against the Armada in the time of Elizabeth I, against the Dutch in the time of Charles II, against the French in the time of Napoleon. Why did the seaman put up with all this? Why did not humane and responsible people like Pepys, who knew about these things and were shocked by them, do something about it? How did a country that boasted of its freedom and prided itself on the rule of law square its conscience over such manifest injustice? No-one in future will attempt to answer these questions without availing himself of Professor Lloyd's wide and original research into the problem of manning, the most profound and intractable of all the questions that faced naval administration.Its presentation is as attractive and interesting as its findings are important. Here is a first-rate piece of social history that catches the raciness as well as the pathos of the life it describes.Its characters are individual, glimpsed in the unmistakable tragedies and comedies of real life: Sir James Bagg of the Victualling Office whose nickname Bottomless Bagg tells us all we need to know of his administrative technique: the gunner who, converted to Quakerism, refused to open fire 'lest blood might be spilt': the desperate expedients of seamen, returning home after the long, unhealthy voyages to the tropics, to avoid the pressing cutters waiting in the Channel and the mouth of the Thames. This book illuminates a neglected section of society and the prints with which it is illustrated have the freshness and humanity of the theme. (Book ref. rja27137) £14.50
Titanic - PSYCHIC FOREWARNINGS OF A TRAGEDY.
UK.WELLINGBOROUGH,NORTHANTS,1988.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.. Hardback.. FINE./NFINE.. 8vo. 1852600888. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn, 2nd imp.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn, but price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, colour wrap-around artwork[specially commissioned painting] by Ken Marschall illustrated dw/dj, with negligible creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present - but with a laminate wrinkle/crease the length of the upper wrap's edge towards the spine/backstrip (a production fault?).Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight and pristine, no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Bright, unblemished, plain black paper-covered bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain grey eps.8vo,5-176pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages, contents list/table, Edward S.Kamuda (founder, General Secretary of Titanic Historical Society Inc.) foreword; prologue, intro, Pts 1-5, 24pp b/w contemporary photographs interspersed throughout the text and the book, discussion+conclusion, references, acknowledgements, further reading and an index. For over 75 years, the loss of the Titanic has captured the popular imagination, and one of the most intriguing aspects is the number of people who claimed to have received a pyschic portent of the tragedy.Many heeded the warnings and were saved.But others went ahead in spite of their serious misgivings and so were lost with the ship. George Behe here investigates 135 fascinating cases which claimed to have a pyschic element.On closer scrutiny he has found that some seem to be mere coincidence, while others are genuine mistakes or deliberate hoaxes.Many accounts do indeed have a possible pyschic connection, but lack some vital piece of evidence to prove the case conclusively either way.Most baffling of all are those incidents which cannot be explained away purely in rational terms, and which do indeed seem to be examples of genuine paranormal phenomena.After careful study, some curious events are revealed that have no apparent origin in normal human experience.With fifty photographs, many published here for the first time, this book provides an unusual perspective on the story of the Titanic which every open-minded reader will find engrossing. George Behe has been fascinated by the Titanic story since he was a small boy, when his grandmother told him about it - she lost two relatives in the disaster.He is a member of the Titanic Historical Society and spends most of his spare time undertaking further research into the ship and its passengers.He is fortunate in counting several Titanic survivors among his friends. As the Titanic sailed majestically out of Southampton on the first leg of her maiden voyage on 10 April 1912, she was heralded as 'practically unsinkable'.Four nights later she brushed an iceberg in the middle of the Atlantic and took Captain Smith and 1,500 of his passengers and crew to their deaths in the freezing water. Since that tragic night,reports have come to light of people who, by word or deed, seemingly exhibited foreknowledge of the Titanic disaster.Amongst those who perished was the famous spiritualist W.T. Stead and many paranormal phenomena were reported which coincided with his death.But people from all walks of life - crew, eminent passengers, even the Captain - were involved in some way with apparently pyschic occurences. This dispassionate critique looks at 135 carefully documented instances of pyschic activity, the unlikely, the possible and the inexplicable, giving a new slant to an endlessly fascinating episode of history. Please contact email@example.com, because of the light weight and value of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja26047) £25.00
LONDON.JOHN MURRAY,2004.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. Small 8vo. 0719564115. UK, small 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Glossy, b/w scenic photographic wrap-around illustrated dw/dj [Tower Bridge and boated river scene], with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Top edge bright and clean; fore-edge lightly aged but clean, contents bright, tight and pristine - appears an unread copy. Unmarked, clean, navy-blue cloth bds with bright, stamped silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and blue+white map illustrated eps - London Thames, East and West respectively.Small 8vo, vi-x+1-150pp includes half-title+title pages, contents list, intro, 25 chapters, profuse b/w plates/illus+contemporary photographs throughout the text, biblio, picture credits and an index. Without the Thames there would be no London.From earliest times, the city's needs - whether for stone, gold or coal, for hay to feed livestock or food, wine and spices for human beings - were supplied from the river, as the fierce tides brought ships upstream or carried them down again.Only with the age of the trunk road and rail did London's global importance as a port diminish.Even after that the tides continued to drive the great power stations. Gavin Weightman's fascinating book, a compendium of often surprising information, is the best possible introduction to the water and its ways, the buildings that line the banks, and the people who lived by the river, their customs and ancient knowledge.Everything is to found here: trade and tide, lightermen, watermen and dockers, bridges, funnels and ferries, frost fairs and regattas, clear water, fish and wildlife, pollution and waste, fortification and defense.Above all one feels the presence of the great waterway itself, a force of nature in our urban midst. (Book ref. rja23586) £12.99
A Pictorial History of Felixstowe Dock Landguard Fort to Premier Port
Felixstowe UK: Privately Printed, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 12 x 8½ Inches 0951055992 Signed by Authors Hardcover Excellent book on Felixstowe Dock , Pages not numbered but over 170 in very bright clean condition, many colour and B/w photographs 413 in total with short descriptive text by each. NO dustwrapper as issued. illustrated laminated boards in very bright clean condition. SIGNED by ALL FOUR AUTHORS. A very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 005784) £25.00
An ACCOUNT of the Number of SHIPS, with their TONNAGE and MEN, which arrived in GREAT BRITAIN from DENMARK, NORWAY, SWEDEN, RUSSIA, and PRUSSIA, Respectively, in the Last TWENTY YEARS .....
London: House of Commons, 1820. 3pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Disbound British Parliamentary Paper. HC 172. Ordered to be Printed 16 June 1820. A very clean copy. Parliamentary Papers of this period are rare. It was not until 1836 that provision was made for their sale to the public. (Book ref. 160386) £7.00
STATISTICAL ABSTRACT for the UNITED KINGDOM in each of the last Fifteen Years 1905 to 1919. Seventy-Sixth Number.
London: HMSO, 1921. 433pp including Index.. Folio. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. Cmd.1246. A very clean copy. Official Government statistics. A mine of information. Social, civil and industrial conditions of the time including lighthouses, bullion and coin, life assurance and annuities, etc. N.B. a heavy item. Extra postage to apply. Please inquire. (Book ref. 160360) £12.00
TRANSPORT HOLDING COMPANY Annual REPORT and ACCOUNTS for the Year ended 31st December 1967.
London: HMSO., 1968. 0-10-225068-3 iii pp + 72pp. 8vo. Illust. black/white photographic plates. Sktch Map. Original orangey red card covers. British Parliamerntary Paper. HC 250. Neat library mark. A very clean copy. (Book ref. 160319) £8.00
STATISTICAL ABSTRACT for the UNITED KINGDOM for each of the last Fifteen Years 1913 & 1921 to 1934. Seventy-ninth Number.
London: HMSO, 1936. 436pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. Cmd.5144. Neat numbermark to title papge. A clean copy. Official Government statistics. A mine of information. Social, civil and industrial conditions of the time. N.B. a heavy item. (Book ref. 160282) £12.00
The Medley of Mast and Sail: A Camera Record ... Accompanied by Comment and Description
Brighton, suusex: Teredo Books, 1976. Hardcover. Fine. Original cloth and dustwrapper, 330pp, with 404 illustrations, a record of merchant sailing ship operations. There may be additional postage due to weight [1.5kg approx]. (Book ref. 015707) £34.00
Harrisons of Liverpool A Chronicle of Ships and Men 1830-2002
World Ship Society & Ships in Focus Publications, 2003. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. 1901703487 400pp, large format (305mm x 245mm) colour and black & white photos, illus, T & J Harrison was one of the great British shipping companies for almost 150 years. Book and jacket are in new condition. Scarce. (Book ref. AB005525) £85.00
The Nitrate Boats
World Ship Society, 1995. First Edition. Original Card. New. 0905617770 111 pgs, illus, history of the Nitrate Producers Steamship Company or Anglo Line, new condition. (Book ref. AB002705) £8.25
Gourock: Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd, 2003. 1st Edition. Soft Card Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0950716626 32 pages. 130g. Soft card covers with small mark to cover, FINE. Illustrated with b/w photographs. A history of this pier that opened in 1888 at the mouth of Loch Ranza in the North West corner of the Island of Arran (Book ref. 13639) £6.00
The Log of the Cutty Sark
Glasgow: James Brown & Son, 1924 1st. edn. xii, 422 pp. Many b/w illus., plans. Some edge foxing. Rather tatty d/w chipped and worn with fairly substantial loss to spine head and back panel. A very good copy and unusual in this state. (Book ref. 2050) £60.00
The Port of Ayr : A Pictorial History
Troon: Portland Press, 2005. 1st Edition. Soft Card Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0952877147 82 pages, 300g. Oblong format soft card covers with light crease to bottom corner, Near FINE. Illustrated with colour, sepia tone photographs and drawings. A history of Ayr harbour starting from AD 836. (Book ref. 13634) £12.00
A Gypsy of the Horn
London: Heath Cranton Ltd, 1924. Hardcover. Very Good. Original blue cloth with gilt titling and vignette of a square rigged ship on front cover, 259pp, illustrated and with a pull out map at rear, the narrative of a voyage round the world in a Windjammer in 1904, with a foreword by Basil Lubbock. (Book ref. 015683) £16.00