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Overseas Canals & Waterways

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Braddon, Russell,  Dodwell, Christina,  Greer, Germaine,  Shawcross, William,  Thompson, Brian and Wood, Michael  River Journeys, BBC, 1984, pp208. F/F. Well-illustrated in colour and b/w.  Journeys on six of the world’s great  rivers: the Congo, the Sepik & the Waghi (Papua New Guinea), the Mekong (Vietnam), the Sao Francisco (Brazil), the Murray (Australia) and the Nile, described by six distinguished authors.  £6.95

European Canals and Waterways

Benest E E  Inland Waterways of France, Imray, Laurie, Norrie & Wilson, 3rd edition 1971, pp324 including an appendix with sketch maps of principal waterways junctions.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  A detailed and comprehensive guide to French inland waterways.  £4.95

Bristow, Philip  Through the French Canals, Navigator, 1970, pp200.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A practical guide to cruising the canals of France including route details and maps.  £3.95

Bristow, Philip  Through the Dutch Canals, Nautical Publishing Company, 1974, pp223.   Nautical Canals of Europe Series.  F/VG in an attractive red binding.  A comprehensive illustrated guide. £8.50

Calvert, Roger  Inland Waterways of Europe, Redwood Press, 1975, pp259.  F/VG+.  A comprehensive guide to the navigable rivers and canals of Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals.  £12.50

Cooper, Bill and Laurel  Watersteps through France: To the Camargue by Canal, Methuen, 1991, pp238.  VG+/VG.  Large inscription.  A delightful and witty account of a gentle journey from England to the South of France in the Dutch barge Hosanna.  £8.50

Doughty H M  Our Wherry in Wendish Lands: From Friesland through the Mecklenburg Lakes to Bohemia, Ashford Press Publishing, 1985, pp406 with many line illustrations.  First published in 1891. Hb.  Fine with an attractively decorated blue cloth cover, protected by clear covering dust wrapper. (As published). A classic account of cruises of the Norfolk wherry Gipsy in 1890 and 1891 in northern Europe, reaching Aussig now in the Czech Republic.  Gipsy was the first wherry to cross the North Sea, but the next attempt by Elsie resulted in total loss.  In contrast, Gipsy returned safely in 1902 and survived until the 1950s.  £7.50

Goodwin, Richard  Leontyne: By Barge from London to Vienna, Collins, 1989, pp219 with 26 coloured illustrations.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wraper.  A waterway journey through Belgium, France and Germany to Austria.  £3.95

Harper, Mike  Through France to the Med By Canal to the Sea - A practical guide, Cadogan, revised edition 1983, pp224.  Hb.  VG/VG.  £3.95

Kimbrough, Emily  Water, Water Everywhere, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1956, pp308.  VG in repaired dw.  Pleasures, mishaps and adventures during a journey - most of it on boats - to Greece, through the Aegean, up the Dalmatian coast and down the Thames.  £6.95

Marriner, John  Afloat in Europe, Adlard Coles, 1967, pp172 plus 32 illustrations.  Hb.  VG/VG.  Cruising through the canals of France to the Mediterranean and the Canal du Midi, down the Rhine from Basel to Holland, to East Germany and Poland and finally to the Baltic.  £3.95

McKnight, Hugh  Cruising French Waterways, Stanford Maritime, 1984, pp288.  Nr fine in VG dw.  A comprehensive introduction to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France.  £12.50

Morgan-Grenville, Gerard  Holiday Cruising in France, D&C, 1972, pp156 with pp16 of illustrations & a folding map in the rear.  Hb.  VG/VG.  Slight wear to the dw at the head of the spine.  An excellent introduction to the extensive French canal system.  £3.95

Morgan-Grenville, Gerard  Barging into Southern France, D&C, 1972, pp239 with 4 maps.  Illustrated by the author with 30 drawings in pen & ink.  Hb. VG/VG.  Red spine of the dw slightly faded.  £5.95

Morgan-Grenville, Gerard  Barging into Burgundy, D&C, 1975, pp176.  Hb.  VG/VG.  Inscription.  Dw spine slightly faded.  Cruising with the ancient barge Virginia Anne.  £5.95

Oliver, John  Holiday Cruising in the Netherlands, D&C, 1974, pp151 with coloured frontis, 32 plates and 8 maps.  VG/VG.  A comprehensive introduction to the great commercial canals and numerous lesser waterways of Holland.  £6.95

Pilkington, Roger. Small Boat to Elsinore, MacMillan, 1969, pp230.  VG+/VG.  Illustrated by David Knight.  A journey through the canals of Holland, Germany and Denmark.  £7.50

Rolt L T C  From Sea to Sea: The Canal du Midi, Allen Lane, 1st edition 1973, pp198 with 44 illustrations.  Hb. VG/Fair.  Dw torn at the head of the spine, and on the bottom rear edge where there is slight loss.  An illustrated history of this famous French 17th century canal, built to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.  £16.50

Stevenson, Robert Louis  An Inland Voyage, Chato & Windus, 1919, pp196.   In prize binding with St Olave’s Grammar School crest in gold on front cover and bookmark giving details of prize inside cover.  No dw.  VG with minor wear at top and bottom of spine.  An account of Stevenson’s voyage through Belgium and France by canoe in 1876.  £8.50

Wilson, John  Canoeing Down the Rhone, Chapman & Hall, 1957, pp157. VG/VG in foil protected dw.  A journey by four amateur canoeists from Lyons through Provence to the Mediterranean coast.  £7.50

North American Rivers and Canals

Banta, R. E.  Rivers of America: The Ohio, William Hodge, 1951, pp592.  VG in worn foil protected dw.  The role of the Ohio in American history.  £8.50

Carmer, Carl  Rivers of America:  The Hudson, William Hodge, 1951, pp434.  No dw.  VG.  The role of the Hudson and its steamboats in the development of New York state.  £8.50

Francis, N. and Butcher, W. Mississippi Madness:  Canoeing the Mississippi-Missouri, 1990, pp197.  With a forward by Edward Heath.   F/F.  A record breaking journey down the Mississippi by  Nick Francis, a young Scot.  £5.95

Hadfield, Charles and Mary, Afloat in America, D&C, 1979, pp160.  Fine with glazed pictorial boards.  Two well-known enthusiasts explore the US and Canada by waterway, travelling 8,000 miles in the process.  £7.50

Legget, Robert F  Canals of Canada, D&C, 1976, pp261.  Hb.  Fine/Fine.  A comprehensive introduction to the canals that form part of Canada's vast inland waterways system.  £7.50

Legget, Robert  Rideau Waterway, University of Toronto Press, 2nd edition 1986, pp312.  Pb.  VG.  A definitive history of the Rideau canal, a silver chain of rivers and lakes, linked by small locks and winding channels, that links Ottawa with Kingston on Lake Ontario.  £5.95

Reber, James Q. Potomac Portrait, Liveright, New York, 1974, pp95. Large format.  F/F.  Spectacular series of pictures of the Great Falls and Mather Gorge on the Potomac river just a few miles upstream from Washington.   £4.95

Weil, Tom  The Mississippi River  Nature, Culture and Travel Sites along the “Mighty Mississip”, Hippocrene, 1992, pp513 plus 25 b/w illustrations.  F/VG+.  “A heady mixture of sightseeing, travel, myth and history.”   £8.50

Panama Canal

Matinez, Orlando  Panama Canal, Gordon & Cremonesi, 1978, pp154. No dw. Top and bottom of spine slightly bumped else F.  The financial scandal, political subterfuge, imperialism and entrepreneurial daring behind the construction of the Panama Canal.  £5.95  

Africa

Moorehead, Alan  The White Nile, Reprint Society, 1962, pp390.  First published by Hamish Hamilton in 1960.  VG/VG.  Inscription clipped from front page.  The dramatic story of the expeditions undertaken to discover the source of the Nile.  £4.95

Moorehead, Alan  The Blue Nile, Reprint Society, 1963, pp304.  First published by Hamish Hamilton in 1962.  VG+/VG+.  Inscription clipped from front page.  This book, together with the author’s White Nile, completes a study of the history of the Nile in the 19th century.  While complementary, the two books are intended to be read separately.  £4.95  

Snailham, Richard  A Giant Among Rivers: The Story of the Zaire River Expedition 1974-75, Readers Union, 1977, pp294.  VG/VG.  An expedition to navigate the rapid-strewn length of the river Zaire, the seventh longest river in the world that was formerly known as the Congo.  £5.95  

Suez Canal

Pudney, John  Suez: De Lesseps’ Canal, J M Dent & Sons/Readers Union, 1969, pp242.  With one map and 39 contemporary engravings of the construction of the canal.  VG/VG.  Fly leaf clipped.  The construction of the canal and its subsequent history until the Egyptian takeover in the 50s.  £5.95

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