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Aickman, Robert Know Your Waterways, Coram Publishers Ltd, nd c1960, pp112. Pb. Fair. An authoritative introduction. £1.95
Bird, Vivian By Lock and Pound, Baldwin, 1988, pp208 with 27 plates. F/F. Four journeys by working canal boat from Birmingham to the sea in the 1950s. £5.95
Blandford, Percy W. Canoeing Waters, Lutterworth Press, 1966, pp239. VG/VG-. A comprehensive guide detailing where you can canoe in Britain. £4.95
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. No dw. VG. A comprehensive canoeing guide. £4.95
British Waterways Inland
A series of well-illustrated Pb guides from the 1960s. All with maps:
6. Cruising on the Oxford Canal, 1964, pp28. VG. £1.95
Broadbridge S R The Birmingham Canal Navigations Vol.1 1768-1846, D&C, 1974, pp205 with pp8 of illustrations. The second volume was never published. Hb. VG+/VG. Presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover, and a pastedown inside the rear cover which indicates that the book was only issued once. The story of the independent Birmingham Canal Navigations until the railway lease. £8.50
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
Bulletins of the Inland Waterways Association
of the Inland Waterways Association No.90, Oct 1969.
of the Inland Waterways Association No.96, Dec 1970.
of the Inland Waterways Association No.97, March
1971. Pb. VG.
of the Inland Waterways Association No.98, July 1971.
of the Inland Waterways Association No.99, Nov
1971. Pb. VG.
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.
Dw spine 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/VG. The dw has been protected with a clear adhesive covering. Dw spine sunned. £22.50
Cock O J You and Your Canoe: A Practical Guide, Ernest Benn, 1956, pp118. VG/VG. A practical guide to safe canoeing that lists over 350 canoeable waterways in Britain. £3.95
Cove-Smith, C. and Chase, R. E. Pilotage on Inland Waterways: A complete guide to boat handling on rivers and canals, 1970, pp183. VG+/VG-. A complete guide to power boat handling on inland waterways. Explains the rules and customs of navigation on the river and canal, and also how to handle a boat so that the rules may be adhered to. £4.95
De Mare, Eric The Canals of England, Architectural Press, 3rd revised impression, 1961, pp124. VG in complete foil-protected dw. The dw 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. £12.50
Delany, Ruth The Grand Canal of Ireland, Lilliput Press, 2nd revised edition, 1995, pp280. Pb. VG+. A history of the 80 mile Grand Canal that connects Dublin to the river Shannon. The first edition was published by David and Charles in 1973. £8.50
Denney, Martyn London and South-East England (Historic Waterways Scenes), Moorland, 1980, pp124. VG in glazed pictorial boards. Spine sunned. A photographic survey of south-eastern canals and inland waterways. £5.95
Dodd, Christopher Boating, Small Oxford Books, Oxford University Press, 1983, pp110. Small Oxford Books. Hb. Small format. VG/VG. A delightful book of rowing anecdotes. £2.95
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
Edwards, L A Holiday Cruising on the Broads and Fens, D&C, 1972, pp141 with a colour frontis, 16 plates and four maps including Stanfordís Norfolk Broads and Rivers Map. VG+/VG+. £5.95
Fairfax, Bryan Walking Londonís Waterways, D&C, 1985, pp172. Inscription. VG+/VG+. Describes seventeen walks in the London area including details of access by public transport. £3.95
Faulkner, Alan The Grand
Junction Canal, D&C, 1972, pp240 with coloured frontis and 33
illustrations. David and Charles
Series of Inland Waterways Histories. Hb.
Gagg, John Canals and Waterways Armchair Book, D&C, 1975, pp144. VG+/VG+. ďA fascinating feast of information on Britainís canals.Ē £4.95
Gagg, John Observers Canals, Penguin Books, 1996, pp192. With photographs by the author and drawings by Robert Wilson. Fine with glazed boards. A revised and updated reference guide in the Observers Series. £2.50
in a VG-
D D Victorian and Edwardian
Canals from Old Photographs, Portman Books/Batsford, 1989, 168 photographs.
in a VG+
A delightful collection of old photographs depicting many aspects of
canal life including their construction, boats, trade and the people who worked
on them. £3.95
Roderick The Great Canal: The
Great Manchester Ship Canal, Gordon & Cremonesi, 1978, pp156.
VG+/VG. The story of the
construction of the Manchester Ship Canal - one of the greatest engineering
feats of all time. £8.50
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. £3.95
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+/VG-. 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 dw edges. £10.50
Hadfield, Charles and Street, Michael Holiday Cruising on Inland Waterways, Pan Books, 1971, pp160. Pb. VG. D&C 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. VG. The cover has been protected by a clear adhesive covering. Presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover, and brown stain from a now-loose pastedown inside the rear cover which indicates that the book was never issued. The first volume of a three-volume history of one of Britain's earliest canal companies. £4.95
Hannaford, C.A. The Charm of the Norfolk Broads: Some notes with illustrations in colour and line, Hannaford, nd, pp16. Pb. VG. Includes reproductions of six of Hannafordís watercolours. £1.50
Harris, Helen The Grand Western Canal, D&C, 1973, pp206 with pp16 of plates. Colour frontis. Hb. Fine/VG. 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. £10.50
Harris, Robert Canals and their Architecture, Godfrey Cave, 1st edition 1969, pp222. Introduction by Charles Hadfield. Hb. VG/VG. The dw has been neatly protected with a clear adhesive covering. A comprehensive study of canal structures, machinery and buildings. £6.95
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." £2.50
Household, Humphrey The Thames & Severn Canal, D&C, 1969, pp237 with 33 plates & 15 text illustrations. Colour frontis. Hb. VG+/VG. Presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover, and a pastedown inside the rear cover which indicates that the book was only issued twice. A thorough well-researched history. £9.50
Hughes, Stephen The
Archaeology of the Montgomeryshire Canal, The Royal Commission on Ancient
and Historical Monuments in Wales, 4th edition 1988, pp168.
A guide and study in Waterways Archaeology.
A well-illustrated study. £4.95
Johnson, Guy Save the Stratford Canal, D&C, 1983, pp168. F/VG. The struggle to restore the Stratford canal. £5.95
Lead, Peter The Trent & Mersey Canal (Historic Waterways Scenes), Moorland, 1980, pp96. VG+ with glazed pictorial boards. A collection of illustations with informative extended captions. £5.95
Liley, John Journeys of the Swan, A&U, 1971, pp192. Two small tears in dw else VG+/VG. A classic account of our canals and of journeys made on the narrow boat Swan in the 1960s. £12.50
Jean The Trent & Mersey
Canal, D&C, 1979, pp182 with pp8 of illustrations. Hb. Fine/VG+. Inscription.
Dw spine very slightly sunned. A
comprehensive, carefully-researched history.
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.
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
Makepeace, Chris The Manchester Ship Canal, Hendon, 1983, pp48. Large format pb. VG except for a small mark on cover from an old price sticker. A pictorial history with extended captions. £3.95
Nicholson's Guide to the Waterways 1 South East, British Waterways Board, pp160. No date. Pb. VG. Covers protected by clear adhesive covering, slight wear to the spine. Presentation plate to school library inside the front cover, & a pastedown inside the rear cover. The book was only issued once. £1.95
Nicholson's Guide to the Waterways 4 North East, British Waterways Board, pp144. No date. Pb. VG. Covers protected by clear adhesive covering. Presentation plate to school library inside the front cover. Also a pastedown inside the rear cover, although the book was never issued. £1.95
Nicholson's Guide to the Waterways 5 Midlands, British Waterways Board, pp160. No date. Pb. VG. Covers protected by clear adhesive covering. Presentation plate to school library inside the front cover. Also a pastedown inside the rear cover, although the book was never issued. £1.95
Nicholsonís Real Ale Guide to the Waterways, CAMRA, pp160. Pb. VG. No date. A guide to the pubs serving real ale along our canals. £2.50
Owen, David E. Water Rallies, J. M. Dent & Sons, 1969, pp144. VG/G+ in a protected dw. A series of canal journeys, often to water rallies, on the Rose of Sharon and her successor. £5.95
Owen, David E Water Byways, D&C, 1973, pp192 with 8 plates and 2 maps. VG/VG. 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. £5.95
Owen, David Exploring England by Canal, D&C, 1986, pp208. Spine at top of dw slightly rubbed else VG+/VG+. The history and engineering features of canals, tips on operating locks, negotiating tunnels, mooring and on the merits of hiring or buying boats plus details of an extensive and varied selection of cruising routes. £4.95
Pearce, Rhoda M. Thomas Telford, Shire Publications, 1980, pp48. Pb. VG+. An illustrated biography of Thomas Telford. £1.25
Pearson, J M Pearsonís Canal Companion Cheshire Ring, J M Pearson & Son, 1987, pp48. Pb. VG. Includes Trent & Mersey, Bridgewater, Leeds & Liverpool (Leigh Branch), Rochdale, Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals. An illustrated booklet with detailed maps. £1.95
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
there is a
Pratt, Derek Discovering Londonís Canals, Shire Publications, 1981, pp56. Pb. Fine. Suggestions for canalside walks in London. £1.25
Pratt, Frances Canal Architecture in Britain, British Waterways Board, 1976, pp40. Hb. Large format. No dw as published. VG+. Top of spine slightly bumped. An introduction to the fascinating buildings and structures of our waterways, illustrated in colour throughout. £5.95
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 Holiday Cruising in Ireland: A Guide to Irish Inland Waterways, D&C, 1971, pp152 with coloured frontis, 15 plates, 10 maps and 12 pages of strip maps. Ex library with some stamps. . The fold up map at the rear is missing. The dw has been covered with a clear protective covering and fixed to the covers. £3.95
Ransom, P J G. Waterways Restored, Faber & Faber, 1974, pp179. Hb. VG/VG. Restoration projects, inspired by the post-war surge of interest in canals, involving no fewer than twenty-one canals. £4.95
Ransom P J G Waterways Restored, Faber & Faber, 1974, pp179. Hb. VG/VG. 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. Dw spine slightly sunned. 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 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 Landscape with Canals, Alan Sutton, 1987, pp188. Pb. Good+. Superficial rubbing to the edges of the covers. The second volume of Rolt's autobiography, first published in 1977. £2.95
Roulstone, Alan and Roulstone, Michael Fenland Waterways: , Balfour, 1974, pp96. VG in a Fair+ dust wrapper. There are several internally repaired tears to the edges of the dust wrapper. Thirty six of Alan Roulstoneís delightful watercolours with supporting text by his son Michael. £3.95
Russell, Ronald Waterside Pubs, D&C, 1974, pp176 with 20 plates. VG+ in a VG dust wrapper. Ideal for locating canalside hostelries. £3.95
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
Schofield R B Benjamin Outram 1764-1805 An Engineering Biography, Merton Priory Press, 2000, pp340. Hb. Fine/Fine. New from the publisher. A definitive biography of a major canal engineer. After serving under William Jessop, Outram went on to act for the Derby, Nottingham and Nutbrook Canals in the East Midlands, the Ashton, and Peak Forest canals in the North West, the Huddersfield Canal across the Pennines and the Brecknock & Abergavenny Canal in South Wales. He was also responsible for many horse worked plateways and established the famous Butterley Iron Company. £16.50
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
Snoxell, F H Holidays in Boats, Temple Press, 1956, pp171. No dw. Very Good. ďThe essential guide for anyone who wishes to enjoy a holiday afloat.Ē Includes examples of cruises on the Broads, on the Thames, through Swedish Fjords and in the Netherlands. £2.95
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+/VG. 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. Spine of dw sunned. £7.50
Stevenson, Peter The Nutbrook Canal Derbyshire, D&C, 1970 pp159 with colour frontis & 15 illustrations. Inland Waterways Histories Series edited by Charles Hadfield. Hb. VG+/VG. Presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover, and a brown glue stain from a now-absent pastedown plus a bar code inside the rear cover. Slight wear to the dw at the head & base of the spine. £5.95
Sheila Ramlin Rose: The
Boatwomanís Story, OUP, 1994, pp230.
Inscription. Experiences of boatwomen - mainly on the Oxford Canal -
through the Great War, the Depression, the Second World War and the decline of
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
Tew, David The Melton to Oakham Canal, Sycamore Press, 2nd revised edition 1984, pp127. Glazed Boards. VG. The outline of an old label can be seen on the front cover. A comprehensive and well-illustrated history of the canal from Melton Mowbray to Oakham. £7.50
Vince, John Canals and Canal Architecture: Shire Album 3, Shire Publications, 1976, pp32. Card Covers. VG+. A well-illustrated booklet. £0.95
Ware, Michael E A Canalside Camera 1845-1930, D&C, 1975. Hb. VG+/VG+. Dw spine sunned. An excellent album of early canal pictures with 115 plates & extended captions. £5.95
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
Ware, Michael E Narrow Boats at Work, Moorland, 2nd printing 1985, pp212. "Largish" format Pb. VG- with some slight at the corners of the covers. A pictorial tribute to the narrow boat, with 212 carefully chosen photographs. £3.95
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
Westlake, Roy J Britainís Holiday Waterways - A Pictorial Tour, Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96. VG in a VG dust wrapper. A high-quality pictorial album. £3.95
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
Wigglesworth, Neil Victorian & Edwardian Boating from old Photographs, Batsford, 1987, 100 illustrations. Hb. Fine/VG+. Photographs of the Victorians at work and play on our rivers and canals. £4.95
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