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Aickman, Robert Know Your Waterways, Coram Publishers Ltd, nd c1960, pp112. Pb. Fair. An authoritative introduction. £1.95
Blandford, Percy W Canoeing Waters, Lutterworth Press, 1966, pp239. Hb. VG in a VG- dust wrapper. A comprehensive guide detailing where you can canoe in Britain. £3.95
Body, Geoffrey and Gallop, Roy The Glastonbury Canal, Fiducia, 2001, pp48. Address label inside the covers. Pb. VG. "The story of a colourful 19th century canal venture." £4.95
Boucher, Cyril T G James
Brindley Engineer 1716-1772, Goose & Son, 1968, pp130 with 10
The first full-length biography of the great canal engineer.
British Canoe Union Guide to the Waterways of the British Isles, 3rd edition, 1960, pp274. Hb. No dust wrapper. VG. A comprehensive canoeing guide. £3.95
Buchanan C A The Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society, 2nd edition 1994, pp28. SIAS Survey No.1. Pb. VG+. Focuses on the current state of the canal. £2.95
Roger Inland Waterways of Britain, IA, 1963, pp56.
Small format with Glazed Boards. VG.
An illustrated account of our canals and inland waterways in 1962.
Clarke J N The Horncastle and Tattershall Canal, Oakwood, 1990, pp96. Canal Histories Number C6. Pb. VG. Several small brown marks on the front cover. An illustrated history. £5.95
Clew, Kenneth R The Kennet & Avon Canal, D&C, 1968, pp206 with a colour frontis & 30 illustrations. Inland Waterway Histories Series. Foreword by Charles Hadfield. Address sticker inside covers. Hb. VG/Fair. A small circular stamp "Liverpool City Libraries" on the reverse of the title page betrays the fact that this as an ex-library book, although I could find no evidence of pastedowns or other library makings. However, sellotape marks under the dw indicate that the book has been covered at some stage. There is some wear to the dw edges, with an internally repaired tear at one corner of the dw folds. A standard history. £5.95
Clew, Kenneth R The
Somersetshire Coal Canal & Railways, D&C, 1970, pp176 with 30
illustrations & a colour frontis. Inscription.
in a VG+
is slightly sunned. £24.50
Clew, Kenneth R The Somersetshire Coal Canal & Railways, D&C, 1970, pp176 with 30 illustrations & a colour frontis. Address label inside the covers. Hb. VG in a VG dust wrapper. The dust wrapper has been protected with a clear adhesive covering. The dust wrapper spine is sunned. £22.50
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Chase R E
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a boat so
De Mare, Eric The Canals of England, Architectural Press, 3rd revised impression, 1961, pp124. Hb. VG in a Fair dust wrapper. The dust wrapper has been reinforced internally at several points along the top and bottom edges. A classic description of the canals supported by 178 of De Mareís widely acclaimed photographs. £5.95
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Edwards, Lewis A Inland Waterways of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson, 1950, pp440 with a large folding map of waterways. Foreword by Robert Aickman. Hb. VG in a Fair dust wrapper. Wear to the dust wrapper edges, particularly at the head and base of the spine. The first edition of the standard post-war directory to the waterways. £12.50
Fairfax, Bryan Walking Londonís Waterways, D&C, 1985, pp172. Inscription. VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper. Describes seventeen walks in the London area including details of access by public transport. £2.95
Faulkner, Alan The Grand
Junction Canal, D&C, 1972, pp240 with coloured frontis and 33
illustrations. David and Charles
Series of Inland Waterways
Good in a
Gagg, John Observers Canals, Penguin Books, 1996, pp192. With photographs by the author and drawings by Robert Wilson. Small format. Fine with glazed boards. A revised and updated reference guide in the Observers Series. £1.95
in a VG-
Groves, Peter (editor) Waterside Walks in the Midlands, Meridian, 1990, pp106. Pb. VG+. Spine sunned. Members of the City of Birmingham Group of the Ramblers' Association describe twenty-two walks in the Birmingham area. Most of the walks are circular and all are accessible by public transport. £2.95
in a VG
in 1955. £24.50
Hadfield, Charles The Canals of The East Midlands (including part of London), D&C, 2nd edition 1970, pp294 plus pp16 of illustrations. The Canals of the British Isles Series. Hb. VG in a Near VG dust wrapper. Tiny tears to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine. £9.50
Hadfield, Charles and Biddle, Gordon The Canals of North West England Vol.2, D&C, 1970, pp241-496 with pp8 of illustrations. Hb. VG+ in a VG- dust wrapper. There is a presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover and a pastedown inside the rear cover which indicates that the book was never issued. Slight wear to the dust wrapper edges. £9.50
Hadfield, Charles and Street, Michael Holiday Cruising on Inland Waterways, Pan Books, 1971, pp160. Card Covers. Very Good. David & Charles Series. £1.95
Hadfield, Charles Waterways Sights to See, D&C, 1976, pp144 with illustrations and plans by Richard Dean. Glazed Boards. VG. Sixty waterways locations well worth a visit, with detailed directions including OS map references. £2.95
Handford, Michael The Stroudwater Canal Vol.1 1729-63, Moonraker Press, 1976, pp93. Hb. Glazed boards. Very Good. The cover has been protected by a clear adhesive covering. There is a presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover, and brown stain from a now-loose pastedown inside the rear cover that indicates that the book was never issued. The first volume of a three-volume history of one of Britain's earliest canal companies. £3.95
Hannaford, C.A. The Charm of the Norfolk Broads: Some notes with illustrations in colour and line, Hannaford, nd, pp16. Card Covers. Very Good. Includes reproductions of six of Hannafordís watercolours. £0.95
Holland, Julian Canal Recollections: A Pictorial Record, Parkgate, 1st edition 1998, pp96. Pb. VG+. "Vividly portrays many aspects of life on Britain's canals from the late 19th century to 1960." £1.95
Household, Humphrey The Thames & Severn Canal, D&C, 1969, pp237 with 33 plates & 15 text illustrations. Colour frontis. Hb. VG+ in a VG dust wrapper. There is a presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover, and a pastedown inside the rear cover that indicates that the book was only issued twice. A thorough well-researched history. £8.50
Johnson, Guy Save the Stratford Canal, D&C, 1983, pp168. Fine in a VG dust wrapper. The struggle by enthusiasts to restore the Stratford canal. The historical impact of the restoration of the Stratford Canal cannot be overstated since it revolutionised attitudes to the future of British waterways. £4.95
Lead, Peter The Trent & Mersey Canal, Moorland, 1980, pp96. Historic Waterways Scenes. VG+ with glazed pictorial boards. A collection of illustrations with informative extended captions. £4.95
Liley, John Journeys of the Swan, A&U, 1971, pp192. VG+ in a VG dust wrapper. There are two small tears in the dust wrapper. A classic account of our canals and of journeys made on the narrow boat Swan in the 1960s. £9.50
Llewellyn, Sam The Worst Journey in the Midlands, Heinemann, 1983, pp191. Bound in green cloth with gold lettering. Hb. No dust wrapper. VG+. A humorous account of a journey by rowing boat from Welshpool to Westminster. £3.95
Douglas Inland Waterways Boat
Listing, Inland Waterways Books, 1997, pp200. Pb. Fine.
New from the publisher. A
book listing the boats that cruise the inland waterways.
Mackersey, Ian Tom Rolt
and the Cressy Years, M & M Baldwin, 1985, pp108 with 34 illustrations.
VG+. There is a minor
printing problem on page 70 & 71, although the text is perfectly readable on
both pages. Ian Mackersey explores
the personal work of Tom Rolt, and his entire involvement with canals, the
Inland Waterways Association, and with Cressy.
Makepeace, Chris The Manchester Ship Canal, Hendon, 1983, pp48. Card Covers. Large landscape format. Very Good. There is a small wear mark on the cover from an old price sticker. A pictorial history with extended captions. £2.95
McKnight, H. Shell Book of Inland Waterways (Editorial adviser: Charles Hadfield), BCA/D&C, 1979, pp496. VG+ in a VG dust wrapper. A complete illustrated guide to Britainís inland waterways, equally suited to the long-distance canal enthusiast, the day tripper, the towpath walker or the motorist intent on discovering some new and peaceful aspect of the countryside. £3.95
J. M. Dent
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on the Rose
Owen, David E Water Byways, D&C, 1973, pp192 with 8 plates and 2 maps. Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper. Cruising on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, the Stourbridge Canal, the Dudley Canal, the Coventry Arm, the Erewash Canal, the Grand Union Canal, the Old Grand Union, the river Nene, the rivers Lee & Stort, the river Weaver and on the Cheshire Ring. £3.95
in a VG+
The spine at
the top of
Pearson, J M Pearsonís Canal Companion Cheshire Ring, J M Pearson & Son, 1987, pp48. Pb. Very Good. Includes Trent & Mersey, Bridgewater, Leeds & Liverpool (Leigh Branch), Rochdale, Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals. An illustrated booklet with detailed maps. £0.95
Penfold, Alastair (editor) Thomas Telford: Engineer, Proceedings of a seminar held at Coalport China Works Museum, Ironbridge, Thomas Telford Ltd, 1980, pp181. Address label inside the covers. Hb. VG+/VG. Top corner of the covers slightly bumped, tiny wear mark on the dw fold. Includes the following academic papers on Telford's work: Thomas Telford in Shrewsbury, The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals: Construction & Remains, The Holyhead Road, Telford & the Design of a new London Bridge, Menai Bridge 1818-26: Evolution of Design, Telford & Steam Carriages, Managerial Organisation on the Caledonian Canal, and Telford's Highland Bridges. £6.95
Penfold, Alastair (editor) Thomas Telford: Engineer, Proceedings of a seminar held at Coalport China Works Museum, Ironbridge, Thomas Telford Ltd, 1980, pp181. Two inscriptions. Hb. No dust wrapper. VG. Includes the following academic papers on Telford's work: Thomas Telford in Shrewsbury, The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals: Construction & Remains, The Holyhead Road, Telford & the Design of a new London Bridge, Menai Bridge 1818-26: Evolution of Design, Telford & Steam Carriages, Managerial Organisation on the Caledonian Canal, and Telford's Highland Bridges. £3.95
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Pratt, Derek Discovering Londonís Canals, Shire Publications, 1981, pp56. Pb. Fine. Suggestions for canalside walks in London. £0.95
Pratt, Frances Canal Architecture in Britain, British Waterways Board, 1976, pp40. Hb. Large format. No dust wrapper as published. VG+. The top of the spine is slightly bumped. An introduction to the fascinating buildings and structures of our waterways, illustrated in colour throughout. £4.95
Ray Canal Walks of England and
Wales, BCA / Alan Sutton, 1994, pp182 + pp180 + pp182 with 120
and 24 pages of colour illustrations. Hb.
in a Very
three earlier books Canal Walks: North, Canal Walks: Midlands, and
Canal Walks: South. An
essential guide for anyone wishing to explore the canal network on foot.
Ransom, P J G Waterways Restored, Faber & Faber, 1974, pp179. Hb. VG in a VG dust wrapper. Restoration projects, inspired by the post-war surge of interest in canals, involving no fewer than twenty-one canals. £3.95
Ransom P J G Waterways Restored, Faber & Faber, 1974, pp179. Hb. VG in a VG dust wrapper. There is a presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover, and a pastedown inside the rear cover indicating that the book was only issued once. Spine slightly sunned. Restoration projects, inspired by the post-war surge of interest in canals, involving no fewer than twenty-one canals. £2.95
Ransom P J G Your Book of Canals, Faber and Faber, 1977, pp80. Landscape format. Glazed Boards. Fine. An illustrated survey. £2.50
Rolt L T C Landscape
with Machines: An Autobiography, Longman, 2nd impression of 1st edition
1971, pp230 plus pp16 of illustrations. Inscription.
Hb. VG/VG; Landscape with Canals: An Autobiography, Allen Lane,
1987, pp188. Inscription.
Hb. VG/VG; Landscape with Figures: The Final Part of his Autobiography,
Alan Sutton, 1st edition 1992, pp188. Inscription.
All three volumes of Tom Roltís autobiography: £48.50
Rolt L T C Thomas Telford, The History Press, 2008, pp268. First published by Longmans, Green & Co in 1958. Card Covers. Very Good+. A recent paperback reprint of Rolt's definitive biography of Telford. £4.95
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Russell, Ronald (Editor)
Walking Canals, D&C, 1984, pp160.
Glazed Boards. VG+. Describes a wide variety of walks along 16 different canals in England and
St Davids, Viscount The Watney Book of Inland Cruising, The Queen Anne, 1966, pp94. Pb. VG. A useful introduction for anyone contemplating their first canal cruise. £1.95
Peter Yorkshire Waterways,
Dalesman, 1978, pp72. Pb. VG- with superficial wear to the covers.
An illustrated survey of Yorkshire's canals and navigable rivers.
Smith, Peter L A Pictorial History of Canal Craft, Batsford, 1984, pp135 with 120 illustrations. "Largish" format Hb. Fine/Fine. An illustrated survey of the distinctive craft used in different regions of the country, from the Yorkshire keel to the East Anglian wherry. £4.95
Smith, Peter L The Aire & Calder Navigation, Wakefield Historical Publications, 1987, pp112. Pb. VG+. An illustrated history. £4.50
Squires, Roger W Canals Revived, Moonraker, 1979, pp185. Hb. Fine/VG+. The story of the Inland Waterways Association and waterways restoration since the war. £4.95
Squires R W The New Navvies: A History of the Modern Waterways Restoration Movement, Phillimore, 1983, pp189. Hb. VG+/VG+. £4.95
Stevens, Philip A The Leicester Line: A History of the Old Union and Grand Union Canals, D&C, 1972, pp216, colour frontis, 17 plates, and 6 text illustrations. Hb. VG+ in a VG dust wrapper. There is a presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover, and a pastedown inside the rear cover that indicates that the book was never issued. The red spine of the dust wrapper is sunned. £6.95
St Davids, Viscount The Watney Book of Inland Cruising, Queen Anne Press, 1966, pp94. Pb. VG. A useful introduction for those contemplating their first canal cruise. £1.95
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Ware, Michael E Britainís Lost Waterways Volume 2: Navigations to the Sea, Moorland, 1979, pp138. Glazed pictorial boards. Very Good+. The second volume of a comprehensive pictorial survey of abandoned canals - in 1979 this included the Kennet and Avon. £5.95
Waterway World Guides
A series of detailed towpath guides in spiral binders edited by Robert Shopland and published by Waterways Productions.
Coventry Ashby and Oxford (N) Canals, 1981, pp48. Fine. £1.95
Leicester Section G.U., River Soar & Erewash Canal, 1983, pp64. F. £1.95
Oxford Canal (South), 1981, pp32. Fine. £1.95
Trent and Mersey (North) and Caldon Canal, 1982, pp52. Fine. £1.95
Trent and Mersey (South) and Caldon Canal,
1981, pp48. Fine. £1.95
Webb, Mike Shroppie Boats, Pearson, 1985, pp36. Card Covers. Very Good+. A nostalgic album of the last years of commercial traffic on the Shropshire Union Canal. £2.95
Good in a
Wheat, G On the Dukeís Cut, Transport Publishing Company, 1977, pp32 plus 10pp of black and white photos and a mileage chart of the Bridgewater Canal. Card covers. VG. A well-produced booklet on the Bridgewater canal. £1.95
Williams, Howard The Diary of a Rowing Tour from Oxford to London in 1875 (via Warwick, Gloucester, Hereford and Bristol), Alan Sutton, 1982, pp166. Card Covers. Very Good. £2.95