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Armstrong, Richard  Powered Ships: The Beginnings, Ernest Benn, 1975, pp144. Hb.  VG/VG.  Traces the work of the early pioneers of steamship travel, and uses contemporary accounts & drawings to describe the main engineering advances.  £3.95

Armstrong, Warren  Atlantic Highway, George C Harrap, 1961, pp239 with 20 plates.  Book slightly bumped at top and bottom of spine else VG.  Dw worn at top and bottom of spine with slight tearing.  The story of 3000-mile North Atlantic Ocean route, and the great passenger liners that served it.  £5.95

Ballard, Robert and Archbold, Rick  Lost Liners: From the Titanic to the Andrea Doria, the Ocean Floor reveals its Greatest Lost Ships, Hodder & Stoughton/Madison Press, reprinted 1998, pp224 with numerous colour and b/w photographs.  Paintings by Ken Marschall.  Very large format.  Generally F/VG, but the now foil-protected dw has a 1.5 inch internally repaired tear at the base of the spine.  A lavish guided tour from the beginnings of the Atlantic express liner through its heyday to its sudden demise with the advent of the passenger jet.  £16.50

Beavor, Patrick  The Big Ship: Brunel's Great Eastern - A Pictorial History, Bibliophile Books, 1987, pp136. Signed by the author.  Large Format Hb.  VG+/VG+.  £12.50

Bonsor N R P  North Atlantic Seaway: An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World and the New plus 1960 Supplement, T Stephenson & Sons, 1955, pp692 with colour frontis, over 50 half-tone plates and over 150 line drawings by J H Isherwood.  Published as a single volume with the supplement bound in after the main text.  VG+/VG.  A comprehensive coverage of the subject.  Each of 182 chapters deals in detail with a North Atlantic shipping company.  At least 17 of them have never previously been mentioned in any book, and many more have received scant attention.  £16.50

Boot, Paul and Fenton, Roy  Classic Coasters: A Celebration of Short-Sea Shipping, Ships in Focus Publications with Priam Publications, 1997, pp64.  A landscape-format all-colour album.  VG in glazed pictorial boards.  £6.95

Bowen, John  Miniature Merchant Ships: A Guide to Waterline Ship Modelling in 1/1200 Scale, Conway Maritime Press, 1999, pp218.  Inscription "1 inch to 100 feet" on the title page.  F/VG.  Part 1 (pp3-58) is devoted to construction techniques, while part 2 (p59-214) presents 30 sets of plans reproduced full size for 1/1200 models, each accompanied by photographs of the ship and a brief life history.  £12.50

Braynard, Frank O and Miller, William H  Picture History of The Cunard Line 1840-1990, Dover Publications, 1991, pp134.  Large Format Pb.  VG with slight wear at the base of the spine.  £3.95

Brittany Ferries Story 1973-1993, Brittany Ferries, pp80. No date. Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  An illustrated tribute to the company.  All text in both English and French.  £4.95

Bucknall, Rixon  Boat Trains and Channel Packets: The English Short Sea Routes, Vincent Stuart, 1957, pp218, a colour frontis, and 111 illustrations and sketch maps.  Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been re-enforced internally at the top and bottom of the spine to repair small tears.  The development of cross-channel services by the South Eastern, London Chatham and Dover and later the Southern Railway and British Railways.  £8.50

Burton, Anthony  The Daily Telegraph Guide to Britain's Maritime Past, Aurum Press, 2003, pp174 with numerous coloured illustrations throughout.  Pb.  VG- with superficial wear to the cover at the top and bottom of the spine.  Each costal region is considered in turn.  £3.95

Caledonian MacBrayne Hebridean & Clyde Ferries: Timetables & Fares Summer 2001 13 April until 20 October, pp16.  Landscape format. Soft Cover.  VG.  £0.95

Chesneau, Roger  Aircraft Carriers of the World, 1914 to the Present: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, Brockhampton Press, 2000, pp288.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with dw.  VG+/VG.  A comprehensive reference work with data, line drawings and photographs of the 360 plus carriers designed by the world's navies.  £5.95

Clammer, Richard and Kittridge, Alan  Passenger Steamers of the River Dart & Kingsbridge Estuary, The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, 1987, pp72.  Published in association with Twelveheads Press.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history.  Includes the history of Kingswear Castle, the last operational paddle steamer of the River Dart Steamboat Company.  £3.95

Clarke J F  Power on Land & Sea, 160 Years of Industrial Enterprise on Tyneside: A History of R & W Hawthorne Leslie, Engineers and Shipbuilders, author, pp118 with 36 diagrams, 37 tables & 46 illustrations.  No date.  Foreword by Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of a pioneering engineering company, which survived and prospered from its foundation by a young millwright in 1817 to nationalisation in 1977.  It is also the story of the famous shipyard at Hebburn founded in 1853 by the Scottish boilermaker Andrew Leslie. As well as ships, many steam locomotives were also built by the company. The book is based on the surviving company records.  £16.50

Cowsill, Miles; Hendy, John; and MacDuff, Lawrence  Caledonian MacBrayne The Fleet, Ferry Publications, 2nd edition 1999, pp40.  Landscape format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated booklet.  £2.95

Cox, Bernard  Pleasure Steamers, D&C, 1983, pp64.  Near fine with glazed pictorial boards.  A history of the paddle steamers of the Lancashire and North Wales Coast, the River Dart, the South Coast and the Thames.  £4.95

Davies, Kenneth  The Clyde Passenger Steamers, Kyle Publications, 1980, pp280 plus 87 illustrations.  Bookmark from the previous owner inside front cover.  Generally Fine in a VG dust wrapper, but there is a small hole in dust wrapper near bottom of spine.  A summary of the history of Clyde passenger steamers (p7-p41) followed by a separate description of every ship that has carried passengers on the Clyde (p42-247).  £5.95

Divine, David  These Splendid Ships: The Story of the Peninsular & Oriental Line, Muller, 1960, pp255 with 25 illustrations.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Traces the history of the P & O Line from the early 19th century.  £8.50

Dodman, Frank E  The Observer's Book of Ships, Frederick Warne, 1961, pp191.  Describing over 100 types with 95 line drawings, 16 colour plates and 16 pages of illustrations.  Hb.  VG in a Fair+ dust wrapper with a three inch internally  repaired tear in the dust wrapper.  £2.95

Duckworth, C L D and Langmuir, G E  Clyde River and Other Steamers, Brown, Son & Ferguson, 1st edition 1937, pp254 plus 70 plates of individual steamers.  Hb.  No dw.  VG.  Some loss of colour on the spine and some foxing to the pages.  A comprehensive survey of all ships “belonging to fleets now in existence or to fleets directly traceable as component parts of those at present in existence.”  £8.50

Duckworth, Christian and Langmuir, Graham  West Coast Steamers, Stephenson & Sons, 2nd edition 1956, pp195 plus fleet lists and 52 plates of individual steamers.  Book VG.  The foil-protected dw is worn along the top edge and has several small tears particularly at the head of the spine.  There is also slight wear to the dw at the base of the spine.  Deals with the history of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co., The Liverpool & North Wales Steamship Co., P & A Campbell Ltd, Wallasey Corporation Ferries, Birkenhead Corporation Ferries and many other shipping companies.  £10.50

Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce and Langmuir, Graham Easton  West Highland Steamers, Stephenson & Sons, 3rd edition 1967, pp204 plus 69 illustrations of individual steamers.  Colour frontis.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG/Fair.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the corners and at the base of the spine; there is also some staining to the dust wrapper.  A comprehensive survey of all MacBrayne's steamers including those of David Hutcheson and other predecessors.  £5.95

Dunn, Laurence  Ships of Southampton & The Solent, Adlard Coles with George G Harrap, 3rd revised edition, pp34 with over 60 illustrations.  No date.  Pb.  VG- with slight wear to the edges of the covers.  A list of the ships most frequently using Southampton, followed by fleet lists of the various companies.  £2.95

Fairchild, Tony  The America's Cup Challenge: There is no Second, Nautical Books / MacMillan, 1983, pp233.  Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  In 1983 the America's cup was finally wrested from the Americans.  This is the story of the America's Cup challengers of 1983: Australian, British, Canadian, French and Italian.  £3.95

Foot, John  The Illustrated Diary of a Thames Pilot, Navigator Books, 1995, pp122.  Landscape format.  VG+ in glazed boards.  The top corners of the covers are very slightly bumped.  The author's memoirs.  £5.95

The “Great Briton Times,” A Weekly Newspaper published on board the screw steam ship “Great Britain” during the passage from Melbourne to Liverpool commencing October 21st and ending December 22nd 1865, S. S. Great Britain Project, nd, pp40.  Pb.  VG.  An undated reproduction of the weekly newspaper, originally produced on Brunel’s great iron ship.  Provides a fascinating insight into a return voyage from Australia to England during the 1860s.  £4.95

Haws, Duncan  Merchant Fleets: Blue Funnel Line, TCL Publications, 1988, pp149.  Merchant Fleets No.6.  Pb.  Very Good.  Colour faded on the spine.  A historical chronology of the company is followed by a complete fleet list including technical data and a brief history of each vessel.  £9.50

Hendy, John  Ferries of Scotland, Ferry Publications, c1992, pp64.  Pb. VG+.  A pictorial tribute.  £1.95

Henry, Fred  Ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Limited: A History of the Ships of the Company, Brown Son and Ferguson, 1962, pp64.  Pb.  Fair+.  The top corner of the cover and pages are slightly creased.  An illustrated history with fleet lists of past and present vessels.  £2.95  

Hutchings, David F  RMS Titanic: 75 Years of Legend, Kingfisher, 1987, pp48.  Pb. Fine.  An illustrated booklet looking back at the disaster after 75 years.  £3.95

Jackson, Gordon  The History and Archaeology of Ports, World's Work, 1983, pp176.  Hb.  VG+/VG. Traces the rise, development and relative decline of our major ports and their role in the British economy.  £5.95

Kittridge, Alan  Cornwall's Maritime Heritage, Twelveheads, 2nd Impression 1991, pp48.  Pb.  VG. Cornwall's maritime heritage may be witnessed today in a multitude of coastal villages, quays, jetties, harbours, docks and beaches.  This book outlines Cornwall's maritime history and offers a guide to places of maritime interest in Cornwall today.  £0.95

Lyon, Hugh  An Illustrated Guide to Modern Warships, Salamander, 1980, pp160.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good+.  A well-illustrated compact directory of the most important fighting ships used by the world's navies.  £1.95

Madge, Tim  Royal Yachts of the World, Thomas Reed, 1997, pp193 with over 255 photographs, drawings and paintings.  Large format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A chronicle of royal, state and presidential yachts used by kings and queens from the 17th century to the present day.  £4.95

Marriott, Leo  Royal Navy Destroyers since 1945, IA, 1989, pp128.  VG+ in glazed pictorial boards.  A comprehensive history of post-war developments.  £4.95

Marriott, Leo  Royal Navy Frigates since 1945, IA, 2nd edition 1990, pp160.  First published in 1983.  VG+ in glazed pictorial boards.  A comprehensive history of post-war developments.  £6.95 

Marshall, Michael  Ocean Traders: From the Portuguese Discoveries to the Present Day, Batsford, 1989, pp192 with over 140 illustrations of ships, charts, diagrams and photographs.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of ocean-going trade.  £3.95

McCrorie, Ian  Caledonian MacBrayne: Ships of the Fleet, 2nd edition 1980, pp32. Illustrations by J. Aikman Smith.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated booklet.  £2.95

McCrorie, Ian  Clyde Pleasure Steamers: An Illustrated History, 2nd Impression 1987, pp96.  Landscape format Pb.  VG.  All the illustrations are in colour.  £2.95

McDonald, Dan  The Clyde Puffer, Thomas & Lochar, 1994, pp48 with numerous illustrations.  First published by David & Charles in 1977.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  For more than a century these sturdy vessels were familiar craft on the Clyde, West Highland and other Scottish Coastal Waters.  McDonald presents a brief history of the puffers and describes his own voyage on the working puffer Glencloy.  £4.95

Mensforth, Eric  Family Engineers, Ward Lock, 1981, pp168.  Pb.  Some creasing on the corners of covers else VG.  This study, partly autobiographical, covers a century and a half of engineering, particularly at John Brown & Co. of Clydebank and also at Westland Aircraft.  £2.95

Miller, William H  Liner: Fifty Years of Passenger Ship Photographs, PSL, 1986, pp160.  Hb.  Fine/VG+.  A pictorial history of passenger shipping.  £5.95

O’Brien, Captain F. T.  Early Solent Steamers: A History of Local Steam Navigation, D&C, 1st edition 1973, pp248.   Small inscription.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper is sunned.  A pioneering study of the period 1815-1860, breaking much new ground.  £5.95

Potter, Neil and Frost, Jack  The Mary: The Inevitable Ship, George G Harrap & Co., 1st edition 1961, pp320 with a colour frontis and twenty plates in half-tone.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of the famous Cunard liner, the Queen Mary.  £6.95

Potter, Neil and Frost, Jack  The Elizabeth, George G Harrap & Co., 1st edition 1965, pp180 with 40 illustrations.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of the famous Cunard liner, the Queen Elizabeth - sister ship to the Queen Mary.  £6.95

Richmond, Admiral Sir Herbert  Sea Power in the Modern World, G. Bell & Sons, 1934, pp266.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good.  A reassessment of the role of naval power after the stalemate of World War I.  £4.95

Robbins, Guy  The Aircraft Carrier Story 1908 – 1945, Cassell, 2001, pp288.  Large Format Hb. VG+/VG+. The developmental and operational history of the aircraft carrier to the end of the Second World War.  £5.95

Robertson, Scott  Model Ships from Scratch, Argus Books, 1994, pp149, well-illustrated with drawings and photos.  A large format Pb in a protective plastic sleeve.  Generally VG+ but with slight wear at the top of the spine.  £3.95

Roche T W E  Ships of Dover, Folkestone, Real and Thanet, Adlard Coles, 1959, pp26.  With a dock plan, photographs and funnel markings in colour.  Pb.  VG.  £3.95

Rothwell, Catherine  Shipwrecks in the North-West, Countryside Publications, 1983, pp40.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  £1.95

Ships in Focus Record 16, 2001, p193-264.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  Contents include: Harrisons' Four Masters by Stephen Howells, The MacLagan Diesel by David Burrell, Soot Seawater & Cylinder Oil by Ian Muir, British Merchant Ships in the Mexican Revolution by David Grover, Narragansett: An Edwardian Supertanker by Colin Turner, Gone East by Peter Newell, The North Eastern Reheated Engine, The Plenty-Still Oil Engine by Ken Garrett, Albert White & His Compound Steam Engine, and Ships Fitted with White Engines.  £3.95

Smith, David E  Tall Ships on Camera: The Photographs of David E Smith, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 1992, pp64.  Introduced by David Williams.  Large format Pb.  VG+.  Photographs of schooners and ketches trading to and from the Mersey in the 1920s and 1930s.  £2.95

SS Great Britain, S. S. Great Britain Trading Ltd, 1989, pp32.  Pb.  VG+.  An illustrated history of Brunel's second great ship, the first ship built of iron and driven by a propeller to cross the Atlantic.  £0.95

Stammers M K  Steamboats, Shire Publications, 1986, pp32.  Shire Album 167.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history.  £0.95

Stapleton N B J (Lieutenant Commander)  Steam Picket Boats and Other Small Steam Craft of the Royal Navy, Terence Dalton, 1980, pp106.  Forward by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  There are several small tears to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  £32.50

Tute, Warren  Atlantic Conquest: The ships and men of the North Atlantic passenger services 1816-1961, Cassell, 1962, pp247 plus pp32 of plates.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Superficial wear and a small tear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  £4.95

Williams, David L  Salvage! Rescued from the Deep, IA, 1991, pp160.  Pb.  Fine.  Stories of some of the most spectacular salvage operations undertaken through the years.  £3.95

Williams, David L  Glory Days: Cunard, IA, 1998, pp96.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  A celebration of Cunard's history in words and pictures from the end of World War I until the end of the century.  £5.95

Winser, John de S  British Cross-Channel Railway Passenger Ships, Patrick Stephens, 1994, pp80.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A pictorial record featuring more than 130 carefully selected photographs covering the period from 1920 to 1963.  £5.95

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