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Banta R E  Rivers of America: The Ohio, William Hodge, 1951, pp592.  Hard Cover.  VG in a worn foil-protected dust wrapper.  The role of the Ohio river in American history.  £5.95

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

Braddon, Russell, Dodwell, Christina, Greer, Germaine, Shawcross, William, Thompson, Brian & Wood, 

Michael  River Journeys, BBC, 1984, pp208.  Well-illustrated in both colour and black & white.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  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.  £3.95

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.  Hard Cover in an attractive red binding.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive illustrated guide.  £4.95

Calvert, Roger  Inland Waterways of Europe, Redwood Press, 1975, pp259.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive guide to the navigable rivers and canals of Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals.  £8.50

Carmer, Carl  Rivers of America: The Hudson, William Hodge, 1951, pp434.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good.  The role of the Hudson river and its steamboats in the development of New York state.  £4.95

Cooper, Bill and Laurel  Watersteps through France; To the Camargue by Canal, Methuen, 1991, pp238.  Large inscription.  Hard Cover.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A delightful and witty account of a gentle journey from England to the South of France in the Dutch barge Hosanna.  £5.95

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

Francis N and Butcher W  Mississippi Madness: Canoeing the Mississippi-Missouri, Oxford Illustrated Press, 1990, pp197.  With a foreword by Edward Heath.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A record breaking journey down the Mississippi by a young Scot, Nick Francis.  £3.95

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

Hadfield, Charles and Mary  Afloat in America, D&C, 1979, pp160.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  Two enthusiasts explore the US and Canada by waterway travelling 8,000 miles in the process.  £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

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.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  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.  £3.95

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

Martinez, Orlando  Panama Canal, Gordon & Cremonesi, 1978, pp154.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good.  The top and bottom of the spine are slightly bumped.  The financial scandal, political subterfuge, imperialism and entrepreneurial daring behind the construction of the Panama Canal.  £2.95  

McKnight, Hugh  Cruising French Waterways, Stanford Maritime, 1984, pp288.  VG+ in VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive introduction to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France.  £4.95

Moorehead, Alan  The White Nile, Reprint Society, 1962, pp390.  First published by Hamish Hamilton in 1960.  Hard Cover.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Inscription clipped from front page.  The dramatic story of the expeditions undertaken to discover the source of the Nile.  £3.95

Moorehead, Alan  The Blue Nile, Reprint Society, 1963, pp304.  First published by Hamish Hamilton in 1962.  Hard Cover.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  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.  £3.95  

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.  Hard Cover.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive introduction to the great commercial canals and numerous lesser waterways of Holland.  £3.95

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

Pudney, John  Suez: De Lesseps’ Canal, J M Dent & Sons/Readers Union, 1969, pp242 with a map and 39 contemporary engravings of the construction of the canal.  Hard Cover.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Flyleaf clipped.  The construction of the canal and its subsequent history until the Egyptian takeover in the 1950s.  £2.95

Reber, James Q. Potomac Portrait, Liveright, New York, 1974, pp95. Large format.  Hard Cover.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Spectacular series of pictures of the Great Falls and Mather Gorge on the Potomac river just a few miles upstream from Washington.  £3.95

Snailham, Richard  A Giant Among Rivers: The Story of the Zaire River Expedition 1974-75, Readers Union, 1977, pp294.  Hard Cover.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  An expedition to navigate the rapid-strewn length of the river Zaire, the seventh longest river in the world, formerly known as the Congo.  £3.95  

Stevenson, Robert Louis  An Inland Voyage, Chato & Windus, 1919, pp196.   In a prize binding with the St Olave’s Grammar School crest in gold on the front cover and a bookmark giving details of prize inside the cover.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  VG with minor wear at the top and bottom of the spine.  An account of Stevenson’s voyage through Belgium and France by canoe in 1876.  £4.95

Turner, Robert D  Sternwheelers and Steam Tugs: An Illustrated History of the Canadian Pacific Railway's British Columbia Lake and River Service, Sono Nis Press, 2nd edition 1998, pp288 with more than 320 illustrations.  First published in 1984.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £8.50

Weil, Tom  The Mississippi River  Nature, Culture and Travel Sites along the “Mighty Mississip”, Hippocrene, 1992, pp513 plus 25 illustrations.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  “A heady mixture of sightseeing, travel, myth and history.”   £4.95

Wilson, John  Canoeing Down the Rhone, Chapman & Hall, 1957, pp157.  Hard Cover.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A journey by four amateur canoeists from Lyons through Provence to the Mediterranean coast.  £5.95

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