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1. Admiralty (1889). [MAP] South America: Magellan Strait from the First Narrows to Sandy Point. London: The Admiralty. N/a pp. Map, very large format (70 cm x 100 cm. with folded add-on), single sheet, folded vertically once, poor condition reading copy, edges heavily stained (particularly , some annotation, notable edgewear. Admiralty chart no 1337, copyright 1869. Surveyed by Capt R. C. Mayne, HMS Nassau 1867-8 [etc], longitude corrected 1882, magnetic variation noted 1889. Superintended by Capt G. H. Richards, hydrographer. Contains coastal rivers and hills, as well as extensive depth soundings along the strait. Includes inset of two vertical profiles across the strait. Folded add-on sheet (19 x 46 cm) pasted to bottom left section of map. Our Book No: 16863. $30 AUD.

2. Aldous, Allan; Mackinlay, Miguel (illustrator) (1945). McGowan Goes to Sea (1st ed). London: Oxford University Press (OUP). 154 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, colour frontispiece, light foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (rear cover soiled, chipped, flap clipped), minimal foxing endpapers & reverse side frontispiece, edges lightly toned, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This collectible story for young adults is about a young journalist named Garry McGowan who travels around the world reporting on sporting events for a London newspaper. Follow his many adventures when he travels to Sydney to cover an ocean race from Sydney to Honolulu. Our Book No: 26392. $15 AUD.

3. Andrews, Graeme (1982). The Ferries of Sydney (Reprint ed). Sydney: J. W. Books. 128 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, flexible cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos, frontispiece, minor edgewear. Contains many photos and detailed historical information about the ferries in operation in Sydney, including the famous "South Steyne" and "Lady Hopetoun". A wonderful book for anyone interested in maritime history. ISBN: 0589071726. Our Book No: 25863. $15 AUD.

4. Arresto, C. G. H.; van Goor, S. & Jacobus, J. W. (translator) (1805). De Oost-Indien-Vaarer: Tooneelspel in Vier Bedrijven naar Het Hoogduitsch van C. G. H. Arresto (2nd ed). Amsterdam: H. Moolenijzer. 168 pp. Hardback small, good condition, no jacket, very good condition, marbled board covers (dark brown leatherette spine), vignette title page, pages little wavy (poor quality paper, minor creasing), untrimmed (edges roughly cut & toned), edgewear, minor annotation. Second edition. A play translated from German into Dutch. Title (in English): "The East-Indiaman: A stage play in three acts". Our Book No: 16590. $80 AUD.

5. Bailey, John (2001). The White Divers of Broome: The True Story of a Fatal Experiment (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 302 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos center spread, top corner front cover & bottom corner rear cover creased, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. In 1912 twelve RN-trained divers were sent to Broome to rid Australia of the 'taint' of the Asian pearl divers. Well researched and written with gripping narrative drive, this book is both a powerful piece of storytelling and an eye-opening look into Australia's hidden past in the early days of the White Australia policy. ISBN: 0732910781. Our Book No: 27913. $15 AUD.

6. Bain, Jim (2011). Uncertain Beginnings: Why Australia was Settled by the British and Not Her Competitors (1st ed). Melbourne, Glen Waverley: Sid Harta Publishers. 326 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white maps, black & white & colour text-photos, tiny mark fore-edge, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). In this introductory history, the author shows why Australia was settled by the British and not by the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch or French, all of whom had shown interest in the Great South Land. The author describes the interesting factors which affected the outcomes of the many European voyages of exploration to the South Pacific in the years from the late 1500s to the arrival of Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet in Sydney Cove in 1788. ISBN: 9781921829451. Our Book No: 26835. $27 AUD.

7. Barnichon, Gilles; Roullet, Pierrick (1998). De Grasse: Empress of Australia / Venezuela. Le Touvet, France: Editions Marcel-Didier. 144 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (mostly full-page), minor edgewear. The British-built but French ocean liner "De Grasse" has had an eventful career. For 40 years, she went through a world war, several conversions and sales, and two sinkings. It re-opened the French Line Transatlantic service in 1947, and later became "Empress of Australia" and "Empress of Venezuela" under different national flags. A superbly illustrated book based on archival material. Parallel text in French and English. ISBN: 2910821145. Our Book No: 16404. $45 AUD.

8. Barrie, Jennifer (2011). Marooned on Mogmog: A Remote Island, a Shipwrecked Aussie Family, a Clash of Cultures. Sydney: HarperCollins. 278 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, colour photos, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This is the true story of a modern-day Swiss Family Robinson who lived to tell the story of surviving a shipwreck and months of being stranded on one of the worlds most remote islands. In early 2010, the author and her family washed up - literally - on the tiny island of Mogmog in Micronesia (Caroline Islands). Mogmog is inhabited by a bunch of very friendly locals or at least that's what the Barrie family initially thought! ISBN: 9780732292430. Our Book No: 27377. $10 AUD.

9. Basarin, Vecihi Hurmuz; Basarin, Hatice Hurmuz (2008). Beneath the Dardanelles: The Australian Submarine at Gallipoli. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 211 pp. Paperback trade, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, good plus condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos centre spread, library marks (contact plastic cover, barcode, spine label, rubber stamps). ISBN: 9781741755954. Our Book No: 16605. $10 AUD.

10. Bass, George (1986). Journal of a Whaleboat Voyage [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 54 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, large foldout map at rear, in cardboard slipcase (spine little creased). (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies. Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) Long title: "Journal of a Whaleboat Voyage along the Southern Coast of New Holland, 3rd of December 1797 to 25th of February 1798". A facsimile of the logbook of George Bass, reproduced from the "Historical Records of New South Wales", 1895. Includes a large map of the coasts of Victoria and Van Diemens Land, including the tracks of various voyages. Bass sailed from Port Jackson and explored the southern Victorian coast to Western Port and also Bass Strait. ISBN: 0909174504. Our Book No: 17200. $150 AUD.

11. Beazley, C. Raymond (1895). Prince Henry the Navigator: The Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery 1394 - 1460 A.D. [Heroes of the Nation Series]. New York: G. P. Putnam's. 336 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, burgundy cloth cover (gilt bands & lettering), foldout plates, frontispiece, spine ends chipped, endpapers & title page lightly foxed, top edge toned, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Title continues: "With an account of geographical progress throughout the Middle Ages as the preparation for his work". Our Book No: 16326. $35 AUD.

12. Bennett, Michael deBensted (2001). Red Sky at Night: The Life of a Professional Seafarer. Sydney, Turramurra: Michael deBensted Bennett. 246 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, light toning fore-edge, front cover corner tips little scuffed, minor edgewear. This is the author's true story of his time at sea as a professional seafarer of about 27 years from 1957 to 1985. He served at sea in warships of the Royal Navy as a Royal Naval Reserve officer before joining the Royal Australian Navy in 1969 where he served at sea in an number of warships and as the captain of a patrol boat in the waters of Papua New Guinea. In this fascinating book he has written of his experiences and observations of icebergs and sheet ice, blizzards, thick fog, storms, dust-storms, minefields, war-damaged Europe, the Rock of Gibraltar, Malta, the ruins of Pompeii, the Egyptian pyramids, the 'Land of the Midnight Sun', 'Roaring Forties', Australia, New Zealand, submarines, navigation, engineering, aviation and more. ISBN: 0646412981. Our Book No: 27727. $18 AUD.

13. Berg, Derek (2008). The Shipping Broker: From Norway to the Turmoil of Pre-War China (1st ed). Melbourne, Glen Waverely: Sid Harta Publishers. 251 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, colour & black & white text-photos, maps, minimal edgewear. The story of a segment of Sverre Berg's life, based on notes he wrote while a prisoner-of-war (POW) in Hong Kong (1941-1945), and later handed down to the author, his son. The author, has written about life between the two great wars of the 20th century as seen through the eyes of his father. It is not the story of his life but covers the period between 1913 and 1941. ISBN: 9781921362071. Our Book No: 27362. $30 AUD.

14. Bergreen, Laurence (2012). Columbus: The Four Voyages 1492 - 1504 (1st ed). New York: Penguin Books. 423 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, art reproduction, black & white & colour maps, minor edgewear, remainder strip bottom edge. The first full biography of Columbus in over sixty years. The author writes about the Italian-Spanish explorer's controversial career, and tells an epic story to go with the events of an fulfilling life. The colour reproductions of the maps help to bring this story to life. ISBN: 9780143122104. Our Book No: 29259. $15 AUD.

15. Bernier, Francois (1909). Bernier's Voyage to the East Indies, Containing the History of the Late Revolution of the Empire of the Great Mogul [etc]. Calcutta: Society for the Resuscitation of Indian Literature / H. C. Dass, for Elysium Press. 203 pp. Hardback octavo, good plus condition, no jacket, rebound quarter-bound (blue speckled paper-covered boards, black cloth spine with vertical paper title label), title page moderately foxed, corner tip clipped title page & few rear pages, pages lightly toned (edges toned), cover corners worn, minor edgewear. First English translated edition. Title continues: "Together with the most considerable passages for five years following in that empire, to which is added, a letter to the Lord Colbert, touching the extent of Hindustan the circulation the Gold and Silver of the World, to discharge itself there; as also the Riches, Forces and Justice of the same; and the principal Cause of the Decay of the States of Asia, with an exact description of Delhi and Agra, together with [1] Some particulars making known the Court and Genius of the Moguls and Indians; as also the Doctrine and extravagant Superstitions and Customs of the Heathens of Hindustan, [II] The Emperor of Mogul's Voyage to the Kingdom of Kasmere in 1664, called the Paradise of the Indies". Our Book No: 13120. $100 AUD.

16. Bertram, Colin (1958). Arctic and Antarctic: A Prospect of the Polar Regions (2nd or revised ed). Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd. 123 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings, frontispiece (reverse side lightly foxed), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, light foxing endpapers & edges. The author was the Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge for the seven years 1949 - 1956. This book is both a second edition and a successor to the author's "Arctic and Antarctic: the Technique of Polar Travel" published in 1939. In this book he carries forward his earlier discussions and descriptions of the "pioneer" and "transitional" stages in polar history and affairs into the postwar "modern" phase. Our Book No: 25283. $20 AUD.

17. Bicheno, Hugh (2004). Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571. London: Phoenix. 333 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, maps, corners creased few pages, minor edgewear. On the morning of 7 October 1571, at the mouth of a gulf in western Greece, the fleets of the Muslim Ottoman Empire and the Roman Catholic Holy League collided in the last great battle ever to be fought between oared fighting ships. The Battle of Lepanto was the outstanding military event in a 16th century marked by constant warfare, and the greatest single battle ever fought between crescent and cross. ISBN: 1842127535. Our Book No: 23805. $12 AUD.

18. Blainey, Geoffrey (2010). Sea of Dangers: Captain Cook and His Rivals (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 420 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear, slight crease front cover. This book tells the story of two rival ships and the men who sailed in them. One was named St Jean-Baptiste, a French merchant ship commanded by Jean de Surville, and the Endeavour, a small British naval vessel captained by James Cook. The author takes us on a vivid journey through history, challenging accepted views. ISBN: 9780143204893. Our Book No: 25660. $20 AUD.

19. Blyth, Ken; Corris, Peter (with) (2000). Petro-Pirates: The Hijacking of the Petro Ranger (1st ed). Sydney, St Leonards: Allen & Unwin. 192 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. A unique first-hand account of being a survivor of modern piracy. In the early hours of 17th April 1998, 40km off the Malaysian coast, the Australian skipper of the 12,000 tonne Petro Ranger fell victim to bandits of another age. In this case the pirates were finally captured, and the full story can now be told - of 50 days of terror on the high seas. ISBN: 1865083682. Our Book No: 25377. $12 AUD.

20. Bowen, Frank C. (1947). The Flag of the Southern Cross 1939 - 1945. London: Shaw Savill & Albion Co. Ltd. 73 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red brown cloth cover (gilt lettering), black & white photos, top edge rear cover lightly mottled, edges lightly foxed. The British shipping line's privately circulated record of its war service between 1939 and 1945, continuing the history of the company from his earlier book published in 1939, which covered Shaw Savill's story from 1858 to 1939. The current volume includes the epic action of the Jervis Bay with illustrations of the ship and her master. There is a chapter on the Malta convoys, another on the company's majestic ocean liner Dominion Monarch, and a further chapter on the adventures of the engineers aboard the Maimoa sunk by a German raider. Our Book No: 13191. $14 AUD.

21. Bown, Stephen R. (2003). Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail (Australian ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 284 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white illustrations, maps, edges lightly toned, few light impressions front cover jacket (minor edgewear), spine ends & corners lightly rubbed. This book is both a history and a detective story. It is about class, wilful ignorance and ludicrous decision-making, and about how a cure for scurvy (good nutrition) was found, ignored, lost, and finally implemented to the great benefit of all seafaring nations. ISBN: 0670041203. Our Book No: 27214. $15 AUD.

22. Brawley, Sean (2007). The Bondi Lifesaver: A History of an Australian Icon (1st ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 336 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, colour photos spread, minimal edgewear jacket, base spine lightly rubbed. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Celebrating the centenary of an Australian icon: the Bondi surf lifesaver - the first Australian lifeguards, founded at Bondi Beach, Sydney in 1907. The fascinating story of the rise of Bondi Beach from humble beginnings as a seaside resort to its iconic status in Australian life. ISBN: 9780733317637. Our Book No: 12868. $30 AUD.

23. Brenchley, Fred; Brenchley, Elizabeth (2001). Stoker's Submarine: Australia's Daring Raid on the Dardanelles on the Day of the Gallipoli Landing (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 264 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & two sepia (brown-tinted) photos, bottom corner rear cover creased, crease front cover next to cover join, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. Tells the story of Lieutenant Commander Dacre Stoker, the captain of the Australian submarine AE2 on the day the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli. He set out on a mission to breach the Dardanelles Strait to disrupt Turkish supply lines to the isolated Gallipoli peninsula. Stoker and his men succeeded where British and French submarines had come to grief. This book is the story of a remarkable naval hero and the men under his command, and the AE2 itself, still lyiing intact on the floor of the Sea of Marmara, is celebrated as the most tangible relic of Australia's role at Gallipoli. ISBN: 073226703X. Our Book No: 29377. $25 AUD.

24. Briand, Pierre Cesar (1834). Aventures d'un Jeune Naufrage, ou Voyages d'un Petit Negre a Recherche de Son Maitre: Histoire Maritime Veritable Racontee aux Enfans par l'Auteur du Voyage d'un Chien. Paris: Librarie Enfantine et Juvenile de Pierre Maumus. 285 pp. Hardback small, good condition, original brown leather cover (spine decoration & label), marbled endpapers & edges, black & white engravings (frontispiece, title page & two internal pages), cover & gilt & title label rubbed (edgewear), string bookmark, dated prize bookplate, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). Title translation: "Adventures of a Young Wreck, or Voyages of a Little Negro in Search of His Master: True Maritime History Taught to Children by the Author of a Dog's Journey". A children's adventure story with an abolitionist message regarding slavery. Monsieur de Ternan, the French heir to a tobacco plantation in Marinique, is a reluctant slave owner, an enlightened man who has received his education in Philadelphia [where abolition of slavery was especially promoted]. On a voyage back to France with his African servant, Congo, the two are separated after a shipwreck in the Atlantic, and Congo must survive first in Cork (Ireland), then in London, before returning to the Antilles and gaining his freedom. (Estimated date, 1834. No copy available in Australian libraries.). Our Book No: 16845. $140 AUD.

25. Bridge, Sydney Harbour (1982). The Bridge Opened: Official Opening, 19th March, 1932 [Sydney Harbour Bridge]. Sydney: Pylon Press. 49 pp. Paperback narrow quarto, very good condition, card covers, stapled, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Reproduced here are parts of two brochures: "Sydney Harbour Bridge: Official Souvenir and Programme", released for the opening on 19 March 1932, and "The Bridge Opened", released shortly thereafter. ISBN: 0959359206. Our Book No: 22409. $10 AUD.

26. Broomhall, F. H. (1989). The Veterans: A History of the Enrolled Pensioner Force in Western Australia, 1850 - 1880. Perth, Victoria Park: Hesperian Press. 158 + 304 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, typewritten text. (Originally published in 2 volumes in 1975-76. This is the reissued single-volume edition.) The Enrolled Pensioner Force served as a military unit in Western Australia from 1850 to 1880. The unit consisted of warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and fighting soldiers. They had seen action in the Crimea, India before and during the mutiny, in Afghanistan, China or the Kaffir War. These veterans were survivors of these wars, and who found a new life in Australia. They came as guards on the convict ships that, between 1850 and 1868, transported 10,000 prisoners from United Kingdom prisons to the colony of Western Australia. Many remained as settlers after their military duties had finished. Their descendants to the fourth and fifth generations are to be found in every part of life here today. A factual documented account of a little known military unit. Includes a detailed biographical 304p. Index at the rear (to help genealogists). ISBN: 085905103X. Our Book No: 25582. $50 AUD.

27. Brown, Michael; Neale-Brown, Sue (1994). The Taming of the Crew: The Story of the New Zealand Family who Sold Up and Sailed Away into the Worst Winter Storms for Half a Century (Reprint ed). Auckland: Random House. 219 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, small remainder mark bottom edge, minor edgewear. The tale of a New Zealand family and their adventures at sea. It is a personal portrayal of what danger, hardship and challenge does to a family at sea. ISBN: 1869412133. Our Book No: 25326. $15 AUD.

28. Brownscombe, Ross (1997). Blue Rivers: A Narrative of Time in the Blue Mountains. Kingsdene, NSW: Forever Wild Press. 182 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. The record of the author's solo raft trips down the five wild rivers of the Blue Mountains. ISBN: 0646322044. Our Book No: 14131. $15 AUD.

29. Burrell, Vice-Adm. Sir Henry; Synnot, Adm. Sir Anthony (foreword) (1986). Mermaids Do Exist: The Autobiography of Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Burrell Royal Australian Navy (Retired). Sydney, Crows Nest: Macmillan. 318 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (notably spine ends). This autobiography covers his naval career from the time he joined the Royal Australian Naval College at Jervis Bay in 1918 at the age of 13 until he retired in 1962 as Chief of Naval Staff. Sir Henry's memoirs are of considerable historic interest, his service spanning both peace and WW2. His ranks from cadet-midshipman to vice-admiral, both in Australian waters and overseas, are covered in this fascinating story. ISBN: 033341540X. Our Book No: 28793. $30 AUD.

30. Caesar, Max (1984). How the Sailor Rode the Brumby. Sydney: Collins. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, some minor scuffing. A traditional Australian ballad, here retold as a delightful illustrated children's picture story, and illustrated by Max Caesar. A sailor decides to become a stockman. His hilarious first ride on a horse, which he compares to a ride on a boat. ISBN: 000184315X. Our Book No: 13777. $23 AUD.

31. Calvert, Albert F. (1893). The Discovery of Australia (1st ed). London & Liverpool: George Philip & Son. 92 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, good condition, original maroon cloth cover (gold lettering front cover & spine), top edge gilt, maps, black & white plates (mostly maps), endpapers & edges toned, title page & few pages lightly foxed, covers little scratched & bumped, inner hinge split (pages firm), edgewear, bookplate. First edition. A history of the discovery of Australia from the imaginations of the early philosophers to Captain Cook's third voyage in 1775, richly illustrated by old maps. (Ferguson 7812. All 24 listed map plates present, plus 3 unlisted plates at rear [p 86], all in excellent condition. Large bookplate of Henry L. White, Belltrees, Scone, Australian Ornithology, Philately and Bibliography - showing lyre bird reading a book.). Our Book No: 17115. $70 AUD.

32. Cameron, Shirley (2009). Captain William Thomson: His Life (1st ed). Dunedin, NZ: Shirley Cameron / Uniprint (Printer). 228 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear corners, light mark fore-edge, autograph (author's written name). About the life of Captain William Thomson who was the first harbour master of Otago, New Zealand. The Thomson family belonged to the commercial class in Scotland, and were a well established family of merchants. By the age of 21 he had become a master mariner in charge of his own vessel. He had many adventures after that, and at age 32 he decided to make a fresh start in Otago. The author felt that it was time to put his many achievements on record before his name disappeared. A wonderful story for anyone interested in maritime and family history. Our Book No: 29275. $35 AUD.

33. Campbell, Peter (1979). The Observer's Book of Sailing Craft of Australia and New Zealand (1st ed) [Australian Observer's Series, no A5]. Sydney / London: Methuen of Australia / Frederick Warne. 262 pp. Hardback very small, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, copy 1. The uncommon Australian edition of the Observer series. ISBN: 0454000766. Our Book No: 3572. $18 AUD.

34. Campbell, Peter (1979). The Observer's Book of Sailing Craft of Australia and New Zealand (1st ed) [Australian Observer's Series, no A5]. Sydney / London: Methuen of Australia / Frederick Warne. 262 pp. Hardback very small, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, minor edgewear, owner's written name, copy 2. The uncommon Australian edition of a handbook in the highly collectible Observer series. ISBN: 0454000766. Our Book No: 3572A. $18 AUD.

35. Carruthers, Steven L. (1982). Australia Under Siege: Japanese Submarine Raiders 1942. Sydney: Solus Books / JMSR Film Production. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor creasing covers, minor edgewear. Just three months after the surprise air raid over Darwin in 1942, Australians were once again shaken when the Japanese launched a surprise midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour. There is a mystery surrounding the reactions of the Navy in dealing with the matter. About the secret signal codebreaking operation in Australia which detected - but neglected to warn of - the impending attack. ISBN: 0959361405. Our Book No: 13870. $20 AUD.

36. Carus-Wilson, E. M. (1967). Medieval Merchant Venturers: Collected Studies (2nd stated ed). London: Methuen. 314 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. These original (now classic) essays were first published between 1929 and 1950. Reproduced from the first edition with minimal changes. Though diverse in origin and content they have a common theme: English overseas commercial ventures in the Middle Ages (12th to 15th century), the English woollen and wine industries, and trade with Iceland and France. Our Book No: 23598. $13 AUD.

37. Chapman, Sir Frederick; Mackaness, George (editor) (1979). Governor Phillip in Retirement [Australian Historical Monographs (New Series)]. Dubbo, NSW: Review Publications. 52 pp. Paperback trade, flexible cover, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, few full-page black & white photos (including frontispiece), small faint crease front cover. The author is Chief Justice of New Zealand. He summarises family letters and diaries (from Bath, England) that have some references to Arthur Phillip. Our Book No: 15414. $10 AUD.

38. Christopher, Peter (2004). Paddlesteamers and Riverboats of the River Murray (Reprint ed). [Adelaide, Stepney]: Axiom Publishing. 120 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, few black & white text-photos, maps, top edge front cover & few pages creased, minor edgewear. The story of Australia's inland paddlesteamers and riverboats - when paddlesteamers and other river boats navigated the Murray, Darling, Lachlan and Murrumbidgee Rivers. Interesting facts about life upon the Murray River. ISBN: 1864760400. Our Book No: 28304. $10 AUD.

39. Clark, Alan (1981). A River and Its Bridges. Nowra, NSW: Shoalhaven Historical Society. 16 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, staples lightly rusted, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1981, Trove catalogue.) This booklet is about the opening of bridges over the Shoalhaven River, starting from the 1880s, and how they changed the way of life for the people of Nowra, New South Wales. ISBN: 0959968040. Our Book No: 26330. $10 AUD.

40. Clark, Mary Shelley (2001). Ships and Shores and Trading Ports: A Social and Working Life of Coastal Harbours and River Towns in New South Wales. Sydney: Waterways Authority of NSW. 218 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (few full-page), maps (including inside covers), cover corners creased, spine ends little rubbed, base spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. Examines the New South Wales (NSW) coast and river communities which once depended upon shipping. Explores this important part of Australia's maritime history through the words of the men and women who live in these areas. Sponsored by the Waterways Authority of NSW as a celebration of the Centenary of Federation in Australia. ISBN: 0731388984. Our Book No: 28692. $25 AUD.

41. Clarke, Hugh; Yamashita, Takeo (1966). To Sydney by Stealth. Sydney: Horwitz Publications. 130 pp. Paperback, fair condition, black & white text=photos, corner front cover clipped, pages very toned, edgewear. A reading copy. About the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour on May 31, 1942, front both the Australian and Japanese viewpoints. Our Book No: 3738. $10 AUD.

42. Collingwood, Harry; Overend, W. H. (illustrator) (1889). The Missing Merchantman. London: Blackie & Son. 352 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, red cloth covers (pictorial front cover, gilt spine lettering, small faded patches), drawings (including frontispiece), new grey endpapers, edges toned, some pages little foxed, edgewear, owner's written name & details. (Estimated date, 1889, Muir 8348. First edition.) Maritime adventure novel for young adults, including a treasure island, shipwreck, a handsome hero and a winsome heroine. The action takes place partly aboard an Australian clipper, and also at sea between the Celebes, New Guinea and Australia. With six full-page illustrations by W. H. Overend. Pictorial cover pattern includes sea-level yellow sun & grey lettering. Plus 32-page Blackie catalogue at rear. Harry Collingwood was the penname of civil engineer William Lancaster (1851 - 1922) who wrote many juvenile maritime novels. Our Book No: 16597. $60 AUD.

43. Collingwood, Harry; Piffard, Harold (illustrator) (1906). Dick Leslie's Luck: A Story of Shipwreck and Adventure. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). 384 pp. Hardback small thick octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cloth cover (rear cover little flecked, spine minimally faded), four colour plates (including frontispiece), rebacked (new endpapers), pages lightly toned, edges foxed, minor edgewear, bookplate. (Estimated date, 1906, Worldcat, bookplate dated 1920.) A maritime adventure for young adults. Dick Leslie was a mystery passenger on a ship, the Golden Fleece, bound for Australia. After a shipwreck, the action ends up in the Pacific. Not in Muir. Harry Collingwood was the pen-name of civil engineer William Lancaster (1851 - 1922) who wrote many juvenile maritime novels. (School prize bookplate, Leslie Hunt, Christ Church Sunday School, Luton.). Our Book No: 16614. $120 AUD.

44. Collis, Brad (1990). Snowy: The Making of Modern Australia (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 304 pp. Paperback large octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white text-photos, small mark front flyleaf, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First paperback edition. The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme is one of the world's greatest engineering achievements. Its development involved blasting 12 tunnels through the mountains, the building of 16 dams to hold the water, and feed it through seven power stations, two being deep in the mountains. This book interweaves the technical achievement and political background with the story of the hardships suffered and the contribution of the thousands (mainly European migrants - "New Australians") who helped to build it - the people, the dramas, the tragedy, the triumphs and the humour. ISBN: 0340533854. Our Book No: 15370. $30 AUD.

45. Columbus, Christopher; Quaritch, Bernard; Kerney, Michael; Fernández-Armesto, Felipe (introduction);Martin Davies, Martin (essay);Posa, Pere (essay), & Payne, Anthony (editor) (2006). The Spanish Letter of Columbus: A Facsimile of the Original Edition Published by Bernard Quaritch in 1891 (Facsimile ed). London: Bernard Quaritch. 33 pp. Hardback elephant folio, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page colour photos centre spread, copy 1. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited facsimile edition of 500 copies.) Subtitle: "With an Introduction by Felipe Fernández-Armesto and essays by Martin Davies on Pere Posa and the printing of the Spanish Columbus Letter at Barcelona in 1493 and by Anthony Payne & Katherine Spears on Quaritch, the Spanish Columbus Letter, and America 1890­1892. Edited by Anthony Payne." Includes a colour facsimile of the original letter in the centre pages. The version of the Columbus Letter that London bookseller Bernard Quaritch bought in 1890 was the most valuable item of printed Americana to ever appear on the market. No other copy of this, the earliest edition - a folio printed in Spanish at Barcelona in 1493 - is known. Quaritch and his assistant Michael Kerney originally published "The Spanish Letter of Columbus" in 1981 (now reprinted), being the first authoritative study of the document. But, as Felipe Fernández-Armesto recounts in his introduction (new to this reprint), it nearly got dismissed as a forgery, in era of many forgeries. Quaritch's Letter did contain some errors ­ most of which were the result of assumptions common at the time or deficiencies of knowledge unremedied until later ­ but did its job effectively. It demonstrated, correctly, that the folio in question was printed at Barcelona in 1493 and that all other known editions of the Columbus Letter followed it. This was a service to his firm and to the Lenox Library (now part of the New York Public Library), which purchased the item. This new edition also includes an account of the printing of the original Spanish Columbus Letter in 1493 and, drawing on materials surviving in the Quaritch Archive, the story of how Quaritch, and his son, Alfred, marketed it in America. ISBN: 0955085225. Our Book No: 15832. $80 AUD.

46. Columbus, Christopher; Quaritch, Bernard; Kerney, Michael; Fernández-Armesto, Felipe (introduction);Martin Davies, Martin (essay);Posa, Pere (essay), & Payne, Anthony (editor) (2006). The Spanish Letter of Columbus: A Facsimile of the Original Edition Published by Bernard Quaritch in 1891 (Facsimile ed). London: Bernard Quaritch. 33 pp. Hardback elephant folio, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page colour photos centre spread, base spine lightly bumped, copy 2. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited facsimile edition of 500 copies.) Subtitle: "With an Introduction by Felipe Fernández-Armesto and essays by Martin Davies on Pere Posa and the printing of the Spanish Columbus Letter at Barcelona in 1493 and by Anthony Payne & Katherine Spears on Quaritch, the Spanish Columbus Letter, and America 1890­1892. Edited by Anthony Payne." Includes a colour facsimile of the original letter in the centre pages. The version of the Columbus Letter that London bookseller Bernard Quaritch bought in 1890 was the most valuable item of printed Americana to ever appear on the market. No other copy of this, the earliest edition - a folio printed in Spanish at Barcelona in 1493 - is known. Quaritch and his assistant Michael Kerney originally published "The Spanish Letter of Columbus" in 1981 (now reprinted), being the first authoritative study of the document. But, as Felipe Fernández-Armesto recounts in his introduction (new to this reprint), it nearly got dismissed as a forgery, in era of many forgeries. Quaritch's Letter did contain some errors ­ most of which were the result of assumptions common at the time or deficiencies of knowledge unremedied until later ­ but did its job effectively. It demonstrated, correctly, that the folio in question was printed at Barcelona in 1493 and that all other known editions of the Columbus Letter followed it. This was a service to his firm and to the Lenox Library (now part of the New York Public Library), which purchased the item. This new edition also includes an account of the printing of the original Spanish Columbus Letter in 1493 and, drawing on materials surviving in the Quaritch Archive, the story of how Quaritch, and his son, Alfred, marketed it in America. ISBN: 0955085225. Our Book No: 15832A. $80 AUD.

47. Colwell, Ma; Hutchings, illustrator (1970). The Voyages of Matthew Flinders (1st ed). Sydney: Paul Hamlyn. 64 pp. Hardback large quarto, pictorial cover, good condition, illustrated pastedowns, map, colour drawings, spine ends & cover corners worn, spine little faded, bottom edges covers scuffed, minor foxing, covers little scratched, spine little slack, written & dated dedication. The story of Matthew Flinders' voyages told for young readers. The large bright colourful illustrations help to bring the book to life, and make this a fascinating way to learn Australian history. ISBN: 0600359999. Our Book No: 27814. $15 AUD.

48. Cooper, Anthony (2010). HMAS Bataan, 1952: An Australian Warship in the Korean War (1st stated ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 295 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, diagrams, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly foxed), base spine little rubbed. In June 1950 North Korea invaded South Korea and the Korean War began. This book is about the three-year conflict, and the HMAS Bataan, a Royal Australian Navy Tribal-Class destroyer being deployed on her second tour of duty in 1952. Along with her sister ship Warramunga, HMAS Bataan became the mainstay of the Australian naval commitment to the war and also helped secure the Royal Australian Navy's strong reputation. The book commemorates the active service of HMAS Bataan in one of the most destructive wars in history. ISBN: 9781742231181. Our Book No: 28502. $24 AUD.

49. Cordingly, David (editor) (1988). Capt. James Cook Navigator: The Achievements of Captain James Cook as a Seaman, Navigator and Surveyor (1st ed). Sydney / London: Campbell Publishing / National Maritime Museum. 111 pp. Paperback quarto, stiffened cover, very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos, black & white drawings, maps, minimal edgewear & scuffing. Catalogue of the exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of Australia. Some of the illustrations are full-page. ISBN: 0958799407. Our Book No: 20753. $15 AUD.

50. Cormick, Craig (2011). Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas (1st ed). Sydney, Millers Point: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 304 pp. Paperback octavo, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour illustrations, minor edgewear, tiny scuff top edge rear cover, corner tip rear cover little worn. Heavy. This book is a re-telling of 22 fascinating old stories - some iconic, many forgotten - of shipwreck, mutiny, piracy and marooning in the waters of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, concentrating on the age of sail and steam. The author recounts these true tall tales from a modern perspective, with humour and empathy. ISBN: 9781741967876. Our Book No: 26595. $20 AUD.

51. Costello, Con (1996). Botany Bay: The Story of the Convicts Transported from Ireland to Australia 1791 - 1853. Dublin: Mercier Press. 172 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white vignettes. A sudy of the 45,000 Irish convicts transported in 212 convict ships from Dublin or the Cove of York to Botany Bay from 1791 to 1853. ISBN: 0853428085. Our Book No: 17147. $20 AUD.

52. Coulson, Helen (1985). Paddle Steamer Adelaide: Re-Commissioned by their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales 29th October, 1985 as part of Victoria's 150th Anniversary Celebrations (1st ed). Wangaratta, VIC: McCabe Prints. 64 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos & drawings, map, edges lightly foxed, front cover corner tips lightly bent, bottom corner rear cover creased, spine little faded, spine ends little rubbed, base of spine slightly scuffed. This is the fascinating story of the oldest paddle steamer in the world. The Adelaide, built at Echuca, was launched on 21st July 1866. This charming old boat spent most of her working life of 90 years as a logging boat on the Murray and Darling Rivers. Today, she is the second oldest "going" paddle steamer in the world. The many photos bring this important story of the history of this hard working steamer to life. ISBN: 0959618740. Our Book No: 29389. $10 AUD.

53. Cowley, Trudy Mae (2005). A Drift of Derwent Ducks: Lives of the 200 Female Irish Convicts Transported on the Australasia from Dublin to Hobart in 1849. Hobart, New Town: Research Tasmania. 396 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) photos centre spread, sepia text, minimal edgewear, CDROM in rear pocket. Bonus CD containing a biography of each of the 200 Australasia convicts listing sentence and life events (as Chapter 7). ISBN: 0975678442. Our Book No: 17153. $130 AUD.

54. Craigie, Lucy Elizabeth (1982). The Voyage of the Endeavour. Sussex: New Horizon. 27 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), red leatherette covers, card pages, blue endpapers, black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket. This account of Cook's epic voyage attempts to recreate something of the spirit of the Endeavour, by presenting a chronological, factual, 'journalistic' account counterpointed by emotive commentary. The author was born in Australia of a family with early roots here - her great grandfather brought a printing press on a bullock dray from Maitland to Armidale in New South Wales to establish the third oldest newspaper in that state. ISBN: 0861165039. Our Book No: 23025A. $15 AUD.

55. Crittenden, Victor (1981). The Voyage of the First Fleet 1787 - 1788: Taken from Contemporary accounts [First Fleet Books, No. 1]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 105 pp. Paperback wide octavo, as new condition, red card cover (with flaps, black lettering), frontispiece map. An account of the selection of convicts, and their voyage to the new colony at Port Jackson (Sydney Town). Crittenden was a senior librarian and bibliographer. ISBN: 094991004X. Our Book No: 6312. $18 AUD.

56. Crittenden, Victor (1986). Naval Men of the First Fleet (1st ed) [First Fleet Books, no. 2]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 44 pp. Paperback wide octavo, card covers (with flaps), stapled, very good condition, covers lightly faded, sticker mark front cover, light creasing spine, small mark front cover. This book lists the seamen brought to Australia on the "Sirius" and the "Supply" in 1788. The author has also writes about life in the British Navy at the time. Anyone interested in the first settlement of Australia will enjoy reading this book. ISBN: 094991004X. Our Book No: 26363. $20 AUD.

57. Crittenden, Victor (1986). The Voyage of the First Fleet 1787 - 1788: Taken from Contemporary accounts (Undated reprint ed) [First Fleet Books, No. 1]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 105 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, red card cover (white lettering), frontispiece map, edgewear, bookplate. An account of the selection of convicts, and their voyage to the new colony at Port Jackson (Sydney Town). Crittenden was a senior librarian and bibliographer. (Bookplate of Victor Crittenden - his own copy. Annotated inside rear cover: "2nd printing 1986".). ISBN: 094991004X. Our Book No: 6312A. $25 AUD.

58. Crozet, Lieut. Julien Marie; Roth, Henry Ling (translator); Boose, Jas R. (1891). Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Ladrone Islands, and the Philippines, in the Years 1771 - 1772. With a Preface and Brief Reference to the Literature of New Zealand by Jas. R. Boose, Librarian of the Colonial Institute (1st English ed). London: Truslove & Shirley. 148 pp. Hardback (22.4 x 15.0 cm), original publisher's brown cloth cover (little faded, notably top half front cover), gilt spine lettering, good plus condition, black endpapers, top edge gilt, appendices, index, fold-out single-colour map (small tear near spine), black & white plates (including frontispiece), black & white drawings (some full-page, one fold-out), front inner hinge lightly split, corners lightly bumped (spine ends chipped), edgewear. (First English language edition. Limited edition of 500 copies, this being copy 454, initialled by the translator.) Originally published in French in 1783, edited from Crozet's papers by the Abbe Rochon. The only printed account of a voyage to search for Terra Australis to serve as an alternate French base on the route to India, and thus cut off British shipping lanes in times of war. They discovered the Crozet Islands and visited Tasmania. On reaching New Zealand, Captain Marion Dufresne and 26 of his crew were killed by Maoris at the Bay of Islands. Crozet became captain of the Mascarin on its homeward journey via Guam, the Philippines, and Mauritius. Our Book No: 12816. $300 AUD.

59. Cumpston, J. S. (1968). Macquarie Island [ANARE Scientific Reports, Series A(1), no 93]. Melbourne: Antarctic Division, Department of External Affairs. 380 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos (plates, including frontispiece), endpaper maps, rear cloth cover & reverse side jacket little marked, edge tears jacket (small loss, minor edgewear). Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A definitive work in the field of sub-Antarctic history and exploration. The story of the ships that visited the island and the men who manned them. Macquarie Island is 1000 miles south of Hobart and is a dependency of Tasmania. The island was discovered in 1810 by the Perseverance, a Sydney sealing vessel. Our Book No: 14520. $120 AUD.

60. Dalton, William; Gunson, Neil (editor) (1990). The Dalton Journal: Two Whaling Voyages to the South Seas, 1823 - 1829. Canberra: National Library of Australia. 140 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, maroon board cover (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, sepia (brown-coloured) frontispiece & text-vignettes, maps. From the diaries of William Dalton (1802 - 1873), a surgeon who sailed on two whaling voyages in the Pacific - the Phoenix (1823-25), and Harriet (1826-29). Includes an essay on whaling procedures, and interviews with witnesses to the death of Captain Cook. ISBN: 0642105057. Our Book No: 12696. $27 AUD.

61. Darwin, Charles; Browne, Janet (editor) & Neve, Michael (editor) (1989). Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches (Abridged, reprint ed) [Penguin Classics]. London: Penguin Books. 432 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is the journal from Charles Darwin's voyage on the Beagle on the 27 December 1831 (at age only 22 years). A shortened version that is vivid and immediate, showing a naturalist making patient observations, above all in geology. Volcanoes in the Galapagos, the Gossamer spider of Patagonia and the Australasian coral reefs are to be found in these extraordinary writings. The editors have provided an introduction and notes for this Penguin Classics edition, which also contains maps and appendices, including an essay on scientific geology and the Bible by Robert FitzRoy, Darwin's friend and captain of the Beagle. ISBN: 014043268X. Our Book No: 25516. $10 AUD.

62. Darwin, Charles; Keynes, R. D. (editor) (2001). Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 464 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. Heavy. A fascinating record of one of the most famous sea voyages ever made. An accurate historical document as well as an evocative travelogue that conveys Charles Darwins' personal account of his pioneering voyage - which lead to his theory of evolution - with freshness and immediacy. ISBN: 0521003172. Our Book No: 16062. $25 AUD.

63. Dash, Mike (2002). Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny (1st US ed). New York: Crown Publishers. 381 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear jacket. A well-researched book providing the definitive account of the shipwreck of the Dutch ship "Batavia" on the Western Australian coast in 1629, and the bloody mutiny among surviving crew members. It is closely based on contemporary sources (including Dutch archives), and direct quotes - where they appear - are drawn from those same documents. In the few places where the author has drawn his own conclusions about the thoughts and actions of the passengers and crew, he has indicated the fact in the notes. ISBN: 0609607669. Our Book No: 27937. $20 AUD.

64. Davies, Lloyd (2000). Sheila: A Biography of Sheila Mary McClemans. Sydney, Annandale: Desert Pea Press / Federation Press. 208 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, spine ends little bumped. This biography is about Sheila McClemans who with Molly Kingston, set up Western Australia's first all-female law firm. She was wartime Director of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service, National President of the Australian Federation of University Women, Secretary of the WA Law Society, and foundation member of the WA Legal Aid Commission, of the State Parole Board and of the WA committee administering the Commonwealth Canteens Trust Fund. She was awarded an OBE, a CMG and the Silver Jubilee Medal. The author has done justice to this outspoken, feisty, and entertaining women. ISBN: 1876861010. Our Book No: 28465. $18 AUD.

65. Dawes, June (2000). Noah's Ark: Adrift in Dark Waters (1st ed). Sydney, Belrose: Noahide Publishing. 196 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, few colour photos, few black & white text-photos & drawings, tiny scuff marks rear cover, small faint stain top edge near spine, autograph (author's written dedication). Subtitle: "After David Fasold Believed He'd Confirmed the Ark Site, He Became the Victim of a Bitter Clash Between Creationists and Skeptics." David Fasold, adventurer, seafarer and salvage expert, identified what he believed to be the remnants of Noah's Ark near Mount Ararat in modern Turkey. Obsessed, he sacrificed everything in his attempts to prove it or not. Describes the incredible events that ultimately overtook Fasold and exposed the many injustices of his critics in the efforts to set the record straight. ISBN: 0646402285. Our Book No: 23829. $22 AUD.

66. de Quincey, Elizabeth (1994). Ships That Sailed the Gippsland Lakes. Gippsland, VIC: Gippsland Heritage House. 28 pp. Paperback oblong, stapled pamphlet, card cover, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear corners, sticker marks covers. A brief history of early steamers on the Gippsland Lakes in northeastern Victoria. Initially published in 1982 by the author as a calendar. ISBN: 0646214225. Our Book No: 22184. $16 AUD.

67. De Salinis, Le P. A. (1892). Marins et Missionnaires: Conquete de la Nouvelle-Caledonie 1843 - 1853 (1st ed). Paris: V. Retaux et Fils, Libraires-Editeurs. 340 pp. Hardback (24 x 16 cm), red cloth cover (gilt patterning & lettering, embossed edge bands, raised bands spine), patterned endpapers, very good condition, black & white drawings (engravings, in text & full-page), cover corners bumped, edgewear, pages toned (particularly edges), scattered light foxing. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. French-language book entitled: "Sailors and Missionaries: Conquest of New Caledonia 1843 - 1853". A history of the French conquest of this Pacific island near New Guinea and Australia. Essentially the story of the Catholic missions there. Our Book No: 14010. $200 AUD.

68. Delano, Anthony (2012). They Sang Like Kangaroos: Australia's Tinpot Navy in the Great War (1st ed). Melbourne: Arcadia / Australian Scholarly Publishing. 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner tip rear cover scuffed, corner tips front cover little creased, crease front cover, edges & pages lightly toned, fore-edge lightly marked, minor edgewear. This book is about yarns from the earliest days of the Royal Australian Navy that are largely unheard, including the battle before Gallipoli, drama in Port Phillip Bay with a German steamer, the hero denied a promotion who went down with his ship, and a real-life James Bond, and other stories. ISBN: 9781921875724. Our Book No: 27404. $35 AUD.

69. Doak, Phillip; Manifold, Marion (2002). Tales from Australia's Shipwreck Coast. Colac, VIC: A. & F. Doak. 96 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, maps, minor edgewear, sticker rear cover. This book tells tales of ten of the ships lost on the south-west Victorian coast, their passengers, captains, crews, and their destiny with fate. Phillip's narrative brings to life those last moments of renowned ships, such as, the Loch Ard, Schomberg and the Fiji. Published in memory of Phillip Doak who died in 1999. As Phillip would have wished, his photos are preserved, and they document and memorialise the wrecks and their contents for all time. ISBN: 064641240X. Our Book No: 26895. $20 AUD.

70. Dodd, Mark (2011). The Last Pearling Lugger: A Pearl Diver's Story (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, corner tips covers & some pages little worn, edges lightly toned, minor creasing & edgewear. This book is his memoir of five seasons on the Broome pearling fleet as a deckhand and diver in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ISBN: 9781742610498. Our Book No: 27594. $18 AUD.

71. Donald, Ron (2008). The Queen of Moreton Bay: An Historical Novel. Bribie Island, QLD: Self Published: Ron Donald/Printed by Victory Press. 130 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. (Estimated date, 2008).) This book is an historical novel and, for the purpose of dialogue between characters, the names of some people and places have been fictionalised. The novel focuses on the excursion ferry Koopa which ran on the Brisbane River and the open waters of Moreton Bay for nearly half a century, becoming the best-known and most popular steamship of its kind in the history of Queensland. ISBN: 9780957945210. Our Book No: 27094. $30 AUD.

72. Doolette, Peter (1997). Murder, Mishap and Misfortune: A Select History of the Coorong. Glenelg South, SA: Coorong Publications. 155 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, some rubbing bottom edge & rear cover, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear. Described by George French Angas in 1844 as "truly a wild and desolate place", the Coorong is undeniably one of the most magnificent areas in Australia. But hand-in-hand with the remote beauty of the region went a series of tragic events in the 19th century. Shipwrecks, murders, attacks by the Aboriginal inhabitants on the white explorers and settlers, and attacks by white colonists on the Aborigines also made the Coorong one of the most violent regions of the South Australian colony. Drawing mostly on original sources, provides an insight into the sometimes harsh and desperate conditions faced by the Europeans attempting to populate "that lonely shore", and the inevitable conflicts with the original inhabitants. ISBN: 0646338951. Our Book No: 16016. $40 AUD.

73. Dunmore, John (2006). Where Fate Beckons: The Life of Jean-Francois de la Perouse (1st ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 291 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, few maps, minor edgewear jacket. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. The story of French Pacific explorer Jean-Francois de la Perouse. The author is recognised as a world authority on La Perouse and French navigation, and he not only tells the story of an important and remarkable life, but also provides an introduction to the world of French colonialism, exploration and society in the years leading up to the Revolution. ISBN: 0733316468. Our Book No: 26187. $28 AUD.

74. Ecclestone, Eric (1941). Sir Walter Ralegh [Sir Walter Raleigh: Biography Series]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 122 pp. Paperback, very good condition, traditional blue cover, adverts, pages lightly toned as usual, minor foxing covers, edgewear, old price marks. Biography of the famous English explorer - a favourite of Elizabeth I. (Note: spelling changed from Ralegh to Raleigh in later printings.). Our Book No: 10716. $10 AUD.

75. Edwards, Captain Edward; Hamilton, George; Thomson, Basil (introduction) (1914). Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora, Desptached to Arrest the Mutineers of the "Bounty" in the South Seas, 1790 - 91 (1st ed). London: Francis Edwards. 177 pp. Hardback octavo, good plus condition, burgundy cloth cover (lightly flecked), top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, large fold-out map at rear, endpapers & some pages foxed, pages faintly toned, inner hinge little split (pages form), minor edgewear corners, owner's written name. First edition. A description of the voyage of H.M.S. Pandora, as told by the captain Edward Edwards, which was sent from Britain in 1790 to the Pacific in search of the mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty. Also includes a report by ship surgeon George Hamilton. The Pandora was shipwrecked on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, in 1791. (Owner's name: Harold W. Brooks, 1934.). Our Book No: 17089. $200 AUD.

76. Edwards, Hugh (1984). Port of Pearls: Broome's First 100 Years. Perth, Swanbourne: Hugh Edwards. 198 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white text-photos (few colour), spine little creased, spine ends little scuffed, faint tide marks (previous water contact now dry) top edge rear cover & last few pages, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name). This is the story of Broome, Western Australia. In March 1942, the pearling fleet was burnt, then faced bankruptcy, in the 1960s pearl-farming was introduced, and local cultured pearls are now the biggest and best in the world and the industry is worth millions of dollars annually. The Western Australian author is also a marine photographer, and his historical and contemporary look at Broome make this a fascinating book. ISBN: 0646193090. Our Book No: 28913. $18 AUD.

77. Edwards, Hugh (1994). Pearls of Broome and Northern Australia (1st ed). Perth, Swanbourne: Hugh Edwards. 84 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos, black & white photos endpapers & frontispiece), faint toning edges, bottom corner front cover little creased, top corner rear cover creased, insides covers little toned. The story of the famous pearling industry that is a major part of Broome's history. The Western Australian author is also a marine photographer, and this book also includes photos of the items that make up the pearl divers equipment, and the finished pearls in their beautiful settings. A wonderful book for anyone wanting to learn about Broome's history. ISBN: 0646193090. Our Book No: 29184. $15 AUD.

78. Edwards, Hugh (2011). Dead Men's Silver: The Story of Australia's Greatest Shipwreck Hunter (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 408 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the story of an Australian explorer of ship wrecks. He has explored shipwrecks around the world over the last 50 years, including the 1629 wreck of the Batavia and the 1727 wreck of the Zeewyk. His story is one of a lifetime of adventure, dangerous seas, underwater locations, pirate diplomacy and of modern "have-a-go". ISBN: 9780732294502. Our Book No: 28140. $15 AUD.

79. Edwards, Ron (1996). Sailing Ships of Cairns: Past and Present. Kuranda, QLD: Rams Skull Press. 44 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white drawings, staples rusted, minor edgewear, light creasing along spine, faint foxing front cover, small rubbed spot front cover. (Estimated date, 1996, Trove catalogue.) The author has written and illustrated this small book about sailing ships of Cairns, Queensland. This book has information on more than 200 vessels that played some part in the history of the tropical east coast. Where possible, the drawings have been based on old photos or written descriptions. ISBN: 187587223X. Our Book No: 25702. $15 AUD.

80. Eldershaw, M. Barnard (2010). A House is Built (Reprint ed) [Kessinger Legacy Reprints]. USA: Kessinger Publishing. 359 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, top corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. Facsimile edition (printed copy of a print-on-demand book.) Co-winner of The Bulletin Prize, 1928. A novel of whaling days in early Sydney 1837 - 1887. Tells the story of the fortunes of James Hyde, an ex-Navy quartermaster, who starts business as a merchant on Sydney's waterfront in 1837. ISBN: 9781162788661. Our Book No: 29074. $25 AUD.

81. Ellyard, David; Wraxworthy, Richard (1982). The Proud Arch: The Story of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney: Bay Books. 160 pp. Paperback thin wide octavo, good condition, many black & white photos, top spine little scuffed, crease in front & rear cover, pages lightly toned, light foxing few pages, minor edgewear. This fascinating book tells the story of the builders and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Well researched, fast moving, readable, and illustrated with over 150 photos. The Bridge opened on 19 March, 1932. ISBN: 0858355345. Our Book No: 28641. $15 AUD.

82. Emmett, Peter (1995). Fleeting Encounters: Pictures & Chronicles of the First Fleet. Sydney: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. 132 pp. Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour text-photos (many full-page). This book is an illustrated catalogue of the Museum of Sydney's inaugural exhibition, including treasures from the Natural History Museum, London, the State Library of New South Wales, and other collections. Emmett's and Carter's lyrical and highly perceptive essays and their choice of images, objects and selected quotations, liberate the imagination and open a new way of seeing the founding of Sydney Town at Port Jackson. (Invalid ISBN printed in book: 0949573521.). ISBN: 0949573523. Our Book No: 21877. $35 AUD.

83. Erickson, Carolly (2004). The Girl from Botany Bay: The True Story of the Convict Mary Broad and Her Extraordinary Escape (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 218 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. In 1791, three years after being transported to Botany Bay with the First Fleet, Mary Broad - highway robber, wife and mother of two - achieved the impossible. With her husband and children and a group of desperate fellow convicts, she escaped by stealing a boat and sailing it from Sydney to the Dutch East Indies. They enjoyed their freedom, until betrayal led them to be recaptured and shipped back to England. ISBN: 1405035889. Our Book No: 21956. $10 AUD.

84. Faulkner, Samantha; Drummond, Ali (with) (2007). Life B'long Ali Drummond: A Life in the Torres Strait. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 90 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, remainder spot bottom edge. Ali Drummond is the author's grandfather, and this is his story of a Torres Strait Islander. Ali has had an extraordinary life. Orphaned when young, Ali took to a life at sea aged just fourteen - he applied himself to learning the skills needed to survive and prosper in a sometimes dangerous life seeking pearl shells. Alert to the Japanese divers knowledge, Ali learnt well from them and went on to become an expert diver and skipper himself. After years on the mainland, cutting cane and roadworking, supporting his growing family, Ali returned to his beloved Torres Strait. He has been a strong supporter of his community, and has provided advice about the maritime environment he knows so well. He was Senior Australian of the Year in 1999. Now 90, Ali is one of a handful of elders able to share these stories firsthand. ISBN: 9780855755560. Our Book No: 25439. $14 AUD.

85. Fidlon, Paul G. (editor); Ryan, R. J. (editor); Cowell, Joyce (contributor) (1981). The First Fleeters: A Comprehensive Listing of Convicts, Marines, Seamen, Officers, Wives, Children and Ships. Sydney: Australian Documents Library. 84 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, corner little creased front cover, pages little toned, edgewear. A first listing of the approx. 1350 men, women and children - convicts and seamen - who sailed to Sydney Cove on the eleven ships of the First Fleet, to found a colony there. Many Australian like to trace their origins to the First Fleet. ISBN: 0908219032. Our Book No: 2992. $15 AUD.

86. Finkel, George (1968). The Loyall Virginian (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 189 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, maps (including jacket), minor edgewear jacket (closed tear top edge), small dent fore-edge cover. First edition. A Virginian colonist sails to Europe on a trading mission and becomes involved in King Charles' war in 1648. This fast-moving novel for young adults by Australian writer has a fresh, original viewpoint of the struggle between King and Parliament: the viewpoint of a Virginian-born colonist whose loyalty to his king is tempered by his experience of the freedom of a faraway new land. Our Book No: 27450. $15 AUD.

87. Finkel, George (1976). Antarctica: The Heroic Age (1st ed). Sydney: Collins Press. 160 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, maps (including endpapers), minor edgewear jacket (faint foxing reverse side). This book looks in detail at four of the main expeditions to Antarctica between 1900 and 1914, a period described as being "The Heroic Age" because survival was dependent on man alone without the help or advantages of mechanical inventions. ISBN: 0001950266. Our Book No: 25266. $20 AUD.

88. Flanagan, Richard (2008). Wanting (1st ed). Sydney: Knopf Australia / Random House. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), owner's name & address label front free flyleaf reverse side, minor edgewear jacket. This Australian historical novel is a haunting meditation about love, loss and life determined - not by reason, but only ever by wanting. Set in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and England in the 1840s. In the remote penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, a barefoot Aboriginal girl sits for her portrait in a red silk dress. She is Mathinna, the adopted daughter of the island's governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, and the subject of a grand experiment in civilisation. About 25 years later, John Franklin has disappeared in the Arctic on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. England is horrified as reports of cannibalism filter back from search parties, no one more so than the most celebrated novelist Charles Dickens, for whom Franklin's story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his soul. ISBN: 9781741666557. Our Book No: 26192. $20 AUD.

89. Flemming, James; Shillinglaw, John J. (introduction) (1984). Journal of the Explorations of Charles Grimes [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 62 + 10 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good plus condition, full leather cover (Bourbon calfskin), hand gilt work on spine and inner boards, front and back boards are gilt stamped, tipped-in sepia drawing frontispiece, foldout map at rear, in slipcase. (No 67 of a limited edition of 155 copies.) A handsome reprint of a report originally issued in Parliamentary Paper no. 15, entitled "Port Phillip: First survey and settlement of", and published the following year in octavo format as "Historical records of Port Phillip: the first annals of the Colony of Victoria", edited by J. Shillinglaw (Ferguson 15655). Charles Grimes was surveyor-general of NSW, and was sent by Governor King to survey King Island (where he met French ships) and Port Phillip, during which he discovered and explored the Yarra River. Flemming was a crew member of the schooner "Cumberland". ISBN: 0909174407. Our Book No: 17168. $140 AUD.

90. Flint, Valerie I. J. (1992). The Imaginative Landscape of Christopher Columbus (1st ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 233 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few colour & black & white plates, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. This book focuses on "fantasy" rather than "fact". The author will attempt to reconstruct, and understand, not the New World (America) that Columbus found, but the Old World (Europe) which he carried with him in his head. ISBN: 1691056811. Our Book No: 27756. $25 AUD.

91. Frame, Tom; Hudson, Admiral Michael W. (foreword) (1992). Where Fate Calls: The HMAS Voyager Tragedy (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 447 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, maps, minor edgewear jacket, few tiny scuff marks edges inside covers. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The tragic story of the collision in 1964 of the destroyer HMAS Voyager and the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne. ISBN: 0340549688. Our Book No: 18772. $20 AUD.

92. Frame, Tom (2010). HMAS Sydney (Australia's Greatest Naval Tragedy) (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 412 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Detailed re-examination of Australia's greatest naval tragedy. In November 1941 the HMAS Sydney fought a close-quarters naval battle with the German armed raider "Kormoran" off Carnarvon on the West Australian coast. Both ships suffered fatal damage and sank. Although more than 300 German sailors were recovered or captured, none of the 645 men aboard Sydney survived. The wreck of HMAS Sydney has only recently been discovered. ISBN: 9780733623639. Our Book No: 15320. $20 AUD.

93. French, Nelson (1995). Ormonde to Oriana: Orient Line to Australia and Beyond: A Purser Remembers (1st ed). Ringwood, Hamps: Navigator Books. 207 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, bottom corner page tips little creased, few light creases covers, top corner front cover creased, autograph (author's written name front flyleaf). The author joined the Orient Line as an Assistant Purser when he was released from the Army in 1947. He was appointed Purser in 1954 and thereafter served in every ship of the Orient Fleet. He was involved in the commissioning and the maiden voyage of the last great Orient liner: Oriana. ISBN: 0902830430. Our Book No: 26497. $13 AUD.

94. Frost, Alan (1994). Botany Bay Mirages: Illusions of Australia's Convict Beginnings (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Carlton: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 279 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, tables, minor edgewear. Australian historian (Latrobe University) contrasts the realities with the long-accepted illusions about the first dozen years of British convict settlement of Australia at Sydney Town. The book is well-argued and provocative. ISBN: 0522844979. Our Book No: 26954. $20 AUD.

95. Frost, Alan (2012). Botany Bay: The Real Story. Melbourne: Black Inc. 276 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Australian historian goes beyond accepted cliches to shed new light on the decision to settle New South Wales. He examines the hopes and fears of the politicians who took the decision, and the larger commercial and military needs that underwrote it. The conventional story is that Botany Bay was a dumping ground for British criminals. But in addition it aimed to provide a strategic outpost, and control of valuable natural resources. ISBN: 9781863955546. Our Book No: 15361. $15 AUD.

96. Froude, J. A.; Blainey, Geoffrey (editor) (1985). Oceana: The Tempestuous Voyage of J. A. Froude, 1884 & 1885 (Abridged ed) [Travellers' Tales of Early Australia & New Zealand]. Sydney, North Ryde: Methuen Haynes. 210 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, frontispiece, minor edgewear jacket (base spine lightly rubbed, faint foxing reverse side, tiny scuff top corner rear cover). This book is about the travels of James Anthony Froude, the famous English biographer and historian, who visited Australia and New Zealand in 1885. The book is republished for the first time in nearly a century. Edited and abridged by Geoffrey Blainey, this new edition includes a foreword on Froude and his life, and notes that illuminate his travels. ISBN: 0454007329. Our Book No: 27980. $15 AUD.

97. Gazzard, Albert S. (1999). The Bounty and After: A Short History of the Descendants of the Mutineers of the "Bounty", Norfolk Island 1943 (Reprint ed). Palmerston North, NZ: Dorothy J. Mitchell. 118 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white drawings, faint foxing edges, few dents & scratches covers, faint toning inside covers, crease front cover, sticker mark rear cover, covers lightly soiled, minor edgewear, internal pages excellent. (Limited edition of 500 unnumbered copies.) The text in this book was originally written by Albert Gazzard from 1930 to 1943. The words and phrases used are in keeping with this historical period. The authors' daughter, Dorothy Mitchell, published this very special book in memory of her father, and the Norfolk Islanders that he loved. Our Book No: 26522. $15 AUD.

98. George, Alex S. (1999). William Dampier in New Holland: Australia's First Natural Historian (1st ed). Melbourne, Hawthorn: Bloomings Books. 170 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), colour photos. This book is well researched and beautifully illustrated. The author documents William Dampier's two voyages of discovery to Australia, featuring photos of his original specimens - some of which have survived to this day. The accurate botanical and historical record commemorates Dampier's contribution to Australia's natural history. ISBN: 1876473126. Our Book No: 25056. $30 AUD.

99. Gjessing, Gutorm (1949). The Viking Ship Finds: Guide Published by the Director of the Museum. Oslo: Universitetets Oldsaksamling / J. Petliz Boktrykkeri (Rolf Rannem). 52 pp. Paperback, card cover (slightly scuffed), good plus condition, black & white plates collected at rear (one plate creased & torn - repaired). Our Book No: 12450. $10 AUD.

100. Gleeson, Max (1993). The Vanished Fleet of the Sydney Coastline (1st ed). Sydney: Max Gleeson. 168 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos, black & white text-photos, covers little scratched, edges lightly foxed, light foxing title page & last two pages, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). This fascinating book recreates the events leading up to the loss of 15 shipwrecks in the Sydney and Illawarra region. The book documents many stories of survival, court room dramas, personalities, tragedy and bad luck. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in Australia's maritime history and shipwrecks. ISBN: 0646136712. Our Book No: 28791. $18 AUD.

101. Greenop, Frank S; English, Hal (illustrator) (1965). Lighthouse Lad: A Tale of a Boy's Bravery [Moorooba Books]. Sydney: Greenop & Greenhalgh. Unnum 14 pp. Hardback small quarto, good condition, pictorial boards, stapled (lightly rusted, bottom staple little loose), colour drawings, covers lightly worn & marked, crease first page, pages & pastedowns lightly toned, small scuff front pastedown, corners little bumped, fore-edge front cover lightly dented, small tear spine. (Estimated date, 1960s, Trove catalogue.) An Australian children's picture story book about a family named Bosley who live in a lighthouse. One day, John, one of the two Bosley children saves a troubled ship and its passengers from crashing into rocks. Our Book No: 27833. $10 AUD.

102. Gros, Jules (1892). L'Homme Fossile: Aventures d'une Expedition Scientifique dans les Mers Australes. Paris: Librairie Marpon et Flammarion. 256 pp. Hardback very small, very good condition, black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), marbled endpapers, pages toned as usual, staple marks front free flyleaf, string bookmark, minimal EX-LIBRARY (hospice library, rubber stamps, small spine sticker remnants), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). A novel that is an obscure example of the "lost race" theme in adventure fiction. The story is set in the sealing grounds off southeastern Australia, with the imaginary expedition of geologists and paleontologists on board the ship "Le Glorieux" using Melbourne as its base. French language text. ISBN: 0521275938. Our Book No: 17027. $40 AUD.

103. Grose, Peter (2009). An Awkward Truth: The Bombing of Darwin February 1942 (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, front cover creased, minor edgewear, sticker mark. The Japanese bombing raid on Darwin, on 19 February 1942, was the first wartime assault on Australian soil. The Japanese struck with the same carrier-borne force that devastated Pearl Harbor only ten weeks earlier. There was a difference. More bombs fell on Darwin, more civilians were killed, and more ships were sunk.The raid led to the worst death toll from any event in Australia. The people of Darwin abandoned their town, leaving it to looters, a few anti-aircraft batteries and a handful of dogged defenders with single-shot rifles. Yet the story has remained in the shadows. Drawing on long-hidden documents and first-person accounts, Grose tells what really happened. There was much to be proud of in Darwin that day: courage, mateship, determination and improvisation. But the dark side of the story involves looting, desertion and a calamitous failure of leadership. ISBN: 9781741756432. Our Book No: 15138. $15 AUD.

104. Guerin, Leon (1841). Le Tour du Monde, ou Les Mille et Une Merveilles de Voyages (2 Volumes). Paris: Langlois et Leclercq. Unnum pp. Each volume: Hardback very small (duodecimo), good condition, dark brown cloth spine (marbled boards), drawings, spine little faded, edges toned (pages lightly toned), inner hinge split (front v1, rear v2, pages firm), edgewear, annotation rear flyleaf. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A collection of ten booklets on world travel, written in the French language. Ten parts (pages individually numbered, about 140p per part) are here bound in two volumes. Volume 1: Australie - Oceanie [Voyages de Williams Jarvis] - Asie [China] - Europe Meridionale - Amerique du Sud. Volume 2: Afrique Septentrionale - Amerique Septentrionale - Asie [India] - Europe Septentrionale - Afrique. A scarce complete set of booklets. Our Book No: 16624. $200 AUD.

105. Guppy, H. B. (1887). The Solomon Islands and Their Natives. London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co. 384 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, EX-LIBRARY, navy blue cloth cover (gilt title & vignette, spine lettering little faded), black & white plates, frontispiece colour map, top edge gilt, front & rear hinge repaired archival tape, pages lightly toned, library marks (bookplate, date due sheet, spine label, rubber stamps), minor edgewear. First edition. An anthropological and natural history study of the Solomon Islands. Guppy was a surgeon aboard H.M.S. Lark, a surveying ship in the Western Pacific. This book covers diseases, tattooing, cannibalism, vocabulary and ethnology of the Solomon Islands. Our Book No: 17096. $300 AUD.

106. Guy, H.; Guy, C.; Paris, Alfred (illustrator) (1897). Le Roman d'un Petit Marin (2nd ed) [Bibliotheque des Ecoles et des Families]. Paris: Librarie Hachette et Cie. 272 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, original pictorial red cloth cover (spine ends chipped), black & white engravings, all edges gilt, some foxing (mainly near edges of some pages), blotchy patches rear cloth cover (small section board exposed), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Second edition. A children's maritime adventure set in Brittany [France], North Africa, India and Indo-China [Indochina]. Our Book No: 1851. $50 AUD.

107. Hay, Sarah (2002). Skins (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crow's Nest: Allen & Unwin. 226 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark rear cover. This historical novel is about a woman named Dorothea Newell who is marooned on Middle Island with other survivors from a shipwreck off the coast of Western Australia in 1835. This is the compelling story of Dorothea's emotional and physical journey back to civilisation. ISBN: 1865088072. Our Book No: 28313. $10 AUD.

108. Hayter, Adrian (1968). The Year of the Quiet Sun: One Year at Scott Base, Antarctica: A Personal Impression. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 191 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, endpaper maps, minimal foxing first two pages, coloured top edge lightly faded, edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket. His personal account of the year he spent at Scott Base, Antarctica. The base is New Zealand's contribution to Antarctic exploration. ISBN: 0340044802. Our Book No: 25286. $15 AUD.

109. Hazelton, William Harry; Davey, Richard (editor) (2011). Pieces of Iron: A High Romance of Sailing Ships, the Australian Goldfields & the Islands of Solomon. Tasmania: Round Earth Company. 277 pp. Paperback (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, light bump top spine, minor edgewear. This book is a high romance of the 1850's. It follows the fortunes of Stormy, bosun and master sailor, and Thomas Sheridan Conroy, ship's officer. After epic voyages they are stranded in Australia, when gold is discovered in Victoria and they join the rush with very dramatic results: a gold discovery leads to a disappearance, and a mystery unresolved for fifty years, when Thomas' grandson discovers a sea-chest in the Solomon Islands. Written in the 1940s during World War II, the original manuscript was burnt. Ten years later a copy was discovered with a publisher and eventually returned to William Hazelton's family. This book is edited by the author's grandson. ISBN: 9780975005132. Our Book No: 28183. $35 AUD.

110. Henderson, Graeme; Stanbury, Myra (1988). The Sirius: Past and Present (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. 167 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos, maps, minimal edgewear, tiny spot front free flyleaf, owner's written name. Built as the Baltic trading ship Berwick in 1780-81, the HMS Sirius is known to most Australians as the principal naval consort to the First Fleet. Her epic voyage to Botany Bay completed, the Sirius made another lengthy journey in 1788, through ice and storms to Cape Town, to fetch supplies for the struggling colony. Her career, charted in this book, ended abruptly in 1790. During the first stage of a voyage to China, again to buy desperately-needed supplies, she struck a reef in Sydney Bay, off Norfolk Island. In 1983 maritime archaeologists organised diving expeditions to the wreck site to recover what remained of the vessel. ISBN: 0732224470. Our Book No: 22706. $15 AUD.

111. Henderson, James (1999). Sent Forth a Dove: Discovery of the Duyfken (1st p/b ed). Perth: University of Western Australia Press. 218 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos, maps, minimal edgewear. The story of a project to build a replica of the Dutch sailing ship, Duyfken (which in 1606 was one the first European vessels to sight the Australian continent) and her re-enactment voyage. ISBN: 1876268255. Our Book No: 12812. $20 AUD.

112. Hermelo, Ricardo S.; Sobral, Jose M.; Fliess, Felipe; Rosove, Michael H. (editor) (2004). When the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted: The Return of the Uruguay From the Antarctic in 1903. Santa Monica, CA: Adelie Books. 24 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, colour frontispiece painting, quarter-bound (cloth binding along spine, spine label, marbled boards, handmade acid-free paper), small mark spine. (Limited edition, 250 copies.) Translated from the Spanish by Gricelda and Lawrence Perales. Frontispiece painting of the corvette Uruguay in the Antarctic. An English-language translation of a rare pamphlet published in Buenos Aires, 1946. Plus preface, appendices (original text) and bibliography. Synopsis: Most Antarctic buffs are familiar with the Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-4 which was lead by Otto Nordenskjold. However, because all of the primary sources are in Spanish and Swedish few are familiar with the interesting homeward bound journey aboard the Argentinean relief vessel Uruguay. The ship was severely damaged in a storm north of the South Shetland Islands. What transpired between the Argentinean and Swedish staff was controversial - and pride for Argentineans. Our Book No: 15976. $75 AUD.

113. Hickling, Vice-Admiral Harold (1969). Postscript to Voyager: The Melbourne - Voyager collision (1st ed). Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), endpaper map, flaps creased jacket (small edge tears). The sequel to "One Minute of Time," his first book on the collision between aircraft carrier Melbourne and destroyer Voyager. That book was a decisive factor in a second enquiry being held into the disaster. This book summarises the actual collision of the two ships, the first board of enquiry, the agitations and lobbying for a reopening of the case, and finally the second enquiry and resultant vindication of the Melbourne's captain and officers. ISBN: 0589004042. Our Book No: 7365. $18 AUD.

114. Hill, David (2012). The Great Race: The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia (1st ed). Sydney: William Heinemann. 386 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos & maps centre spread, maps, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The story of men whose drawings recorded countless previously unknown species and turned mythical creatures into real ones, and whose courage and determination enabled Terra Australis Incognita to become Australia. The author has used diaries and other first-hand accounts to tell the story of Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin who had been sent by their governments on the same quest. ISBN: 9781742751092. Our Book No: 27356. $18 AUD.

115. Holden, Robert (2000). Orphans of History: The Forgotten Children of the First Fleet (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 219 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages faintly tones as common, minor edgewear, old price marks, cover design differs from stock photo. The author tells the story of the approximately 50 children who accompanied the 1500 adults who were brought as convicts to Australia on the First Fleet. (Cover picture: line of children in chains on seashore.). ISBN: 1875847081. Our Book No: 3400. $13 AUD.

116. Holden, R. H. (1945). Shipwrecks Barwon Heads 1853 - 1940, and "The Historic Barwon". [Geelong?]: R. H. Holden / Parkside Press (Printer). 52 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet, good condition, card covers, map at rear, cover corners scuffed, spine scuffed & some colour loss, staples rusted, light foxing title page & few pages, pages lightly toned, top corners covers creased, edgewear. Provides an historical record of the shipwrecks, and the seaside town nestling in the shelter of the Bluff, and marking the present estuary of the Barwon River, on the Victorian coast. Also includes a map at the back and some notes on the River itself. (Estimated date, 1945, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 29456. $18 AUD.

117. Hope, Laura Lee (2004). The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat (Reissue ed) [Classic Edition: No. 6]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 184 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white drawings (including frontispiece). Classic young adults fiction. Bert had almost reached the galley, when he heard a bang not far away. What had caused the mysterious sound? ISBN: 0448437570. Our Book No: 25155. $10 AUD.

118. Horwitz, Tony (2003). Into the Blue: Boldly Going where Captain Cook has Gone Before. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 480 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, maps, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. The author travels and re-experiences the voyages of James Cook and the exotic scenes he encountered. He also explores Cook the man: an impoverished farmboy who broke through the barriers of his class and time, to become the greatest navigator in history. ISBN: 174114163X. Our Book No: 25415. $20 AUD.

119. Hough, Richard (1974). Captain Bligh and Mr Christian: The Men and the Mutiny. London: Arrow Books. 320 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white illustrations, map, corner tips covers little scuffed, spine little creased, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the story of Captain Bligh's voyage in the Bounty and the open boat in which he completed one of the most hazardous voyages in maritime history. The author describes the scenes surrounding this grim story vividly. Winner of the Daily Express Award for the Best Book of the Sea. ISBN: 009908600X. Our Book No: 27283. $15 AUD.

120. Hough, Richard (1994). Captain James Cook: A Biography (Reprint ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 492 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, maps, few tiny dents front cover jacket & board cover. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This very readable biography takes a new look at one of the world's greatest mariners, James Cook. The most comprehensive study since Beaglehole's posthumous work of 1974. ISBN: 0340585986. Our Book No: 27984. $25 AUD.

121. Hoyt, Edwin P. (1989). Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict. London: Arrow Books. 514 pp. Paperback thick, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear & creases covers, old price marks. The definitive account of the Pacific conflict brings fresh insights to two crucial questions: Why did Japan start the war in the Pacific? Why was the United States unprepared to meet the challenge? Traces the history of Japanese aggression from 1853 through WW2, and sheds new light on the China Question, the rape of Hong Kong, the Bataan Death March, and the murder camps of the Dutch East Indies. ISBN: 0099635003. Our Book No: 14161. $10 AUD.

122. Hughes, Richard (1961). In Hazard (Reprint ed). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 173 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages little toned, minor edgewear. A seafaring novel of vivid adventures, but is also an absorbing study of how two men behave in the face of danger. As a narrative of storm at sea, said to rival Joseph Conrad's "Typhoon". By the author of the acclaimed novel "A High Wind in Jamaica". Our Book No: 3095. $10 AUD.

123. Hutchins, Will (2000). Sydney Harbour 2000: A Journey. Sydney: Will Hutchins. 72 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, minor edgewear, rear cover lightly marked. This unique self-published book is a photographic essay of a "journey" through Sydney Harbour from North and South Heads to Homebush Bay. Every photo has been taken in the year 2000 and includes Olympic and Paralympic events held on or near the edge of the harbour. These images capture the natural and architectural environment, and non-intrusively observed people involved in harbour activities. ISBN: 0646408399. Our Book No: 27203. $30 AUD.

124. Idriess, Ion (1947). Forty Fathoms Deep: Pearl Divers and Sea Rovers in Australian Seas (14th ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 343 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good condition, board cover (little marked & scuffed), grey cloth spine, black & white photos, map front endpaper, dual binding (has superior binding along spine), spine little slack, pages lightly toned, edges toned & lightly foxed, owner's written name. A classic tale of Western Australia - the story and romance of the pearling industry in the northwestern town of Broome, and which had a strong Japanese influence. Our Book No: 3610. $20 AUD.

125. Ingleton, Lt-Commander Geoffrey. C. (1944). Charting a Continent: A Brief Memoir on the History of Marine Exploration and Hydrographical Surveying in Australian Waters From the Discoveries of Captain James Cook to the War Activities of the Royal Australian Navy Surveying Service (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 146 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, blue cloth cover, endpapers & pages lightly toned, top edge foxed, minimal foxing fore-edge, bottom corners two pages creased, covers little scratched, bookplate inside front cover, minor written corrections, autograph (author's written name). A fascinating examination of Australian maritime surveys, at the importance of these surveys to the safety of ships and their crews. The author has attempted to show that the majority of Australian surveys were made many years ago, and that new surveys are urgently required. (Page numbers are corrected in pencil for some illustrations, on the list at the front of the book.). Our Book No: 28752. $140 AUD.

126. Irving, Robert; Wong, John (photos) & Green, Beryl (designer) (1969). The Houses of Balmain (1st ed). Sydney: Horwitz. Unnum pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (some full-page), faint foxing edges & few pages, light crease fore-edge last page, minor edgewear. A picture book of the history of this famous inner western Sydney suburb. The narrow steep streets, cut and re-cut over 150 years of close settlement, break it into a thousand small pieces. Almost every part has become an island of buildings of charm and interest. Balmain is a maritime suburb, and the water is almost always in view at the end of its streets. It has a self-contained village atmosphere. The many photos portray Balmain's essential identity, age and friendliness. Our Book No: 29041. $15 AUD.

127. James, William G. (1935). Sea Sketches [Imperial edition no 385: Plate B2798]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 8 pp. Paperback large quarto, card cover, stapled (rusted), very good condition. (Copyright date, 1935.) Sheet music for four songs: A Sailor's Dance; Lazy Sails; Sailing with the Wind; Homeward Bound. Our Book No: 15198. $20 AUD.

128. Jamie, James (2011). Rimbaud in Java: The Lost Voyage. Singapore: EDM: Editions Didier Millet. 128 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, drawings, colour photos centre spread, novelty cover design (rounded corners). A fascinating blend of biography, travelogue and fiction charting renowned French poet Arthur Rimbaud's lost voyage. In 1876, he joined the Royal Army of the Dutch Indies and sailed for Java, where he promptly deserted and fled into the jungle. In the first book devoted to Rimbaud's lost voyage to Asia, novelist and critic Jamie James reviews everything that is known about the journey - from there he imaginatively reconstructs what the poet must have seen and what he might have done, vividly recreating life in 19th-century Java along the way. ISBN: 9789814260824. Our Book No: 15727. $10 AUD.

129. John, Second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu (1909). Buckler's Hard and Its Ships: Some Historical Reflections. London / Guildford: Self-Published / Billing & Sons (Printer). 42 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), thick board covers, card jacket fixed to boards at spine (edges rear cover faded), full-page black & white text-photos (including frontispiece portrait), folding map, minor toning endpapers, minor edgewear. A short history of Buckler's Hard, a small village in Hampshire where a number of the ships belonging to the British Navy in Nelson's time were built and launched. Traces the place's history and lists the many ships built there. Concludes with table of ships launched, showing name, date of launching, builder and number of guns. Our Book No: 17182. $20 AUD.

130. Kable, Paul; Whittaker, June (2007). Damned Rascals? A Chronicle of Henry and Susannah Kable 1764 - 1846 (1st ed). Sutton, NSW: Kable Pictorial. 171 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour plates, slight bump base spine, top corner tips covers & pages lightly creased, minor edgewear. This book is about Henry and Susannah Kable, and their experience of crime, punishment and transportation, followed by their marriage, brushes with the law, their employment, possessions and commerce. Their story is set in the time of early settlement of Sydney and the region. The authors have published their family history hoping that family members and anyone interested in early colonial history will gain enjoyment from these primary documents. The chronicle is a tribute to a remarkable couple who are their forebears. The many documents and photos (plates) help to bring this important part of our history to life. ISBN: 9780646480831. Our Book No: 29330. $100 AUD.

131. Kaplan, Robert D. (2010). Monsoon: The Indian Ocean & the Battle for Supremacy in the 21st Century. Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 366 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, maps, minor edgewear. The author discusses how the rise of China, India, Pakistan and Indonesia, among others, represents a crucial shift in the global balance of power. ISBN: 9781863955027. Our Book No: 27840. $20 AUD.

132. Kearns, William H.; Britton, Beverley (1955). The Silent Continent: The Discovery and Exploration of Antarctica - Told In Terms of the Adventures and Heroism of the Great Explorers (1st ed). London: Victor Gollancz. 237 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, pages lightly toned, corners bumped, minor edgewear jacket (lightly marked, small edge tears, small loss spine ends, worn corners), light foxing endpapers, bookshop label front pastedown. This book contains for the first time, thrillingly told, the complete stories of more than 30 Antarctic explorers from 13 countries, each a true adventure story of the courage, heroism and fortitude of exceptional men. Our Book No: 25297. $15 AUD.

133. Kennedy, Gavin (1978). The Death of Captain Cook. London: Gerald Duckworth. 103 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, map, minor edgewear jacket (flap clipped), cover corners lightly bumped, bookplates, edges & pages lightly toned. About the last two fatal days -13th and 14th February 1779 - of Captain Cook's life. The author has analysed afresh all the contemporary eyewitness accounts and has studied the terrain in Hawaii himself. He presents the story in a new light, examining step-by-step the incidents that followed Cook's decision, made in a fit of temper, to use force against the islanders and seize the Hawaiian king as hostage. ISBN: 0715609564. Our Book No: 27024. $15 AUD.

134. Kenney, Cyril Ernest (C. E.) (1944). The Quadrant and the Quill: A Book Written in Honour of Captain Samuel Sturmy, "a Tried and Trusty Sea-Man" and Author of The Mariner's Magazine, 1669. London: Metchim and Son. 166 pp. Hardback folio, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black & white photos (some full-page, including frontispiece), dual binding (has superior binding along spine), edgewear (corners bumped), base spine chipped, minor foxing endpapers & edges, autograph (author's written dedication). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A biographical tribute of the life and work of the 17th-century British seaman and author Samuel Sturmy, who wrote this brilliant work on contemporary mariner's skills. Profusely illustrated with facsimiles of title pages, portraits and instruments. The text consists of five "books": The Seventeenth Century Background; Notes on the Life of Captain Samuel Sturmy; General Description of his Book, "The Mariner's Magazine - 1669"; The Library of Captain Sturmy; and Conclusion. The five books are separated by title pages illustrated with woodcuts by Hellmuth Weissenborn. Sturmy died in 1669 in the year after he published this - his only - book, which - based on his contributions to "The Mariner's Magazine" - were of upmost importance to the accuracy of maritime navigation. Our Book No: 15857. $40 AUD.

135. Kiernan, Ian; Jarratt, Phil (1995). Coming Clean. Sydney: Macmillan. 237 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, pages lightly toned as usual, some edgewear. Autobiography of the Australian businessman, yachtsman and environmentalist who established the Clean Up Australia community organization. ISBN: 0732908256. Our Book No: 11845. $15 AUD.

136. King, Jonathan; Thompson, Jack (foreword) (2013). Tall Ships and Tall Tales: A Life of Dancing with History (1st ed). Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 354 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, few black & white cartoons, minor edgewear. This autobiography is the his story of how he organised re-enactments of some of Australian history's most exciting events on the high seas and on dry land. He met some very memorable people along the way, and has brought history to life in this fascinating book. ISBN: 9781922070739. Our Book No: 27413. $15 AUD.

137. King, Lt. Philip Gidley; Fidlon, Paul G. (editor) (1980). The Journal of Philip Gidley King: Lieutenant, R. N. 1787 - 1790. Sydney: Australian Documents Library. 401 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos (plates), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This journal of the First Fleet marine office describes his trip from England to Port Jackson and then to Norfolk Island, his extended stay on Norfolk Island ('marooned' together with convicts), and a trip from the island to New Zealand, where he describes the country and people. No. 2 in the Australian Documents Library series. The original manuscripts are in the Mitchell Library. ISBN: 0908219016. Our Book No: 16212. $45 AUD.

138. Knopwood, Robert; Shillinglaw, J. J. (introduction) (1984). Journal of the Voyage to Port Phillip [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 133 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good condition, brown endpapers, tipped in frontispiece sepia (brown-tinted) drawing, in cardboard slipcase (acquisition date written on edge). (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies.) This facsimile edition was originally issued as Parliamentary Paper No. 15, titled "Port Phillip. First Survey and Settlement Of", and published the following year in 8vo format as "Historical Records of Port Phillip: the First Annals of the Colony of Victoria". The diary of Reverend Knopwood, chaplain, describing his voyage in 1803 from England on HMS Calcutta with convicts to Port Phillip, and life at the Port Phillip settlements up until departure for Hobart Town. ISBN: 0909174423. Our Book No: 17196. $90 AUD.

139. Lady, A.; Wallis, Mary Davis (1986). Life in Feejee: Five Years Among the Cannibals. Suva: Fiji Museum. 423 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, spine little creased (during manufacture), foldout map at rear, edges foxed. Facsimile edition of a book originally published in Boston in 1851. Mary Wallis was the pious and eccentric wife of Captain Benjamin Wallis, the American skipper of the bark "Zotoff", which conducted extensive trading with the high Fijian chiefs during 1844 to 1849. Her lively, opinionated, feminist but humorous account of these five years provides an essential social history of the times. No ISBN in book. Our Book No: 16293. $15 AUD.

140. Lane, William (2004). The Workingman's Paradise: An Australian Labour Novel (Reprint ed). LaVergne, TN: Kessinger Publishing Reprints. 221 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, minor edgewear corners, top corner front cover creased, nonremovable contact plastic covers. A fascinating early Australian novel about the defeat of the Shearer's and Maritime strikes of the 1890s (mainly Queensland). First published in 1892 under the pen name of John Miller. (Estimated date, 2004 or later. Printed copy of POD book.). ISBN: 141918850X. Our Book No: 28227. $25 AUD.

141. Lawson, Will (1947). Paddle Wheels Away! (1st ed). Sydney: F. J. Thwaites (Pty) Ltd. 238 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages & edges toned, reverse side jacket faintly toned (small edge tears, slight loss bottom edge, tiny hole & spine lightly foxed spine), boards & spine faded, bookshop label front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A collectible novel based on the rivermen and their paddle-boats on the Murray and Darling Rivers, Australia. Our Book No: 26722. $10 AUD.

142. Le Maire, Jacob; Duyker, Edward (introduction) & Dalrymple, Alexander (translator) (1999). Mirror of Australian Navigation: A Facsimile of the 'Spieghel der Australische Navigatie', Being an Account of the Voyage of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten 1615 - 1616, Published in Amsterdam in 1622 [Australian Maritime Series, no 5]. Sydney: Australian National Maritime Museum / Hordern House. Unnum pp. Hardback small folio, no jacket as issued, as new condition, quarter-bound (tan leather spine with black & gilt title label, marbled boards), full-page colour drawings & maps. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition, 900 copies.) Facsimile of the journal of Jacob Le Maire, published posthumously in 1622. The original Dutch edition is accompanied by a facsimile of the English text prepared by the great Pacific historian of the 18th century, Alexander Dalrymple. Nutmeg and pepper drove this wealthy Dutch merchant to try to break the monopoly on trade routes to the East Indies, and inspired him to forge a new route to the lucrative spice sources via the southern tip of South America. He was influenced by the famous voyage of de Quiros, the Portuguese navigator who believed he had reached Terra Australis, the great southland. The expedition had dual goals: to chart a new course to the Pacific, and to find the great southern continent. ISBN: 1875567259. Our Book No: 16702. $100 AUD.

143. Ledru, Andre Pierre; de Vizcarrondo, D.Julio L. (translator) & Mendez, Eugenio Fernandez (preface) (1957). Viaje a la Isla de Puerto Rico (2nd ed). Puerto Rico: Instituto de Literatura Puertorriquena, Universidad de Puerto Rico / Printed in Mexico. 179 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, covers & endpapers lightly foxed & creased (spine toned, top spine torn), edges toned, pages lightly toned, edgewear. (Translated from French into Spanish language, originally in 1863. This is the second edition of 1957.) A report on a visit by French naturalist Andre Pierre Ledru to Puerto Rico, as part of the 1797 West Indies expedition led by Captain Nicolas Baudin. Ledru described the colony, and collected both living and dried plants for museums in Paris. Our Book No: 16569. $30 AUD.

144. Lee, Ida; Marriott, Mrs. Charles Bruce (real name) (1920). Captain Bligh's Second Voyage to the South Sea (1st ed). London: Longmans, Green & Co. 291 pp. Hardback, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, black & white plates, frontispiece portrait (no tissue guard), maps (some foldout), navy blue cloth cover (gilt spine lettering, spine & top edge front cover little faded), endpapers toned, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, bookplate. First edition. A report on Bligh's second voyage to the South Pacific (1791 - 1793) in search of breadfruit. Includes the discovery of the Fiji Islands. On the return voyage, the breadfruit were delivered to Jamaica in the West Indies to establish an industry there. (Contains all 17 plates, including frontispiece and 4 foldout maps. Bookplate of George P. Hamlin.). Our Book No: 17127. $60 AUD.

145. Lewis, Anne Margaret; Frey, Mary (illustrator) (2005). Lighthouse Fireflies (1st stated ed). City Not Stated: Mackinac Island Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial covers, illustrated endpapers, colour drawings (mostly full-page), corners covers little bumped, top spine & top corners jacket lightly scuffed, small dent front cover), autograph (author's written name). This beautiful children's picture story is about a lighthouse keeper's son who catches a King Firefly and must let him go. The charming illustrations will delight any age. This is a very special book full of adventure. ISBN: 0974914541. Our Book No: 29243. $20 AUD.

146. Lewis, Michael D. (1972). Spithead: An Informal History. London: George Allen & Unwin. 208 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges lightly faded, minor foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), edges lightly faded, owner's written name. The author writes about Spithead - the stretch of water between the eastern end of the Isle of Wight and the mainland. This is the last book by Michael Lewis, the foremost naval historian. Completed just before his death, it sets out to draw together, in his inimitable style and with his profound knowledge of the navy's past, the many and varied strands of history that have given Spithead its significance. This approach will appeal not only to naval and local historians but to all those who sail Spithead. ISBN: 0049420968. Our Book No: 22389. $15 AUD.

147. Leys, Simon (2007). The Wreck of the Batavia [and] Prosper. London: Atlantic Books. 113 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Two maritime essays. The first relates the tale of the wreck of the Dutch East India Company ship "Batavia" on the Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Western Australia in 1629. This includes of horror of a survivor attempting to murder the other survivors. The second essay is a small reminiscence of the author sailing, as a young man, from Brittany on a tuna fishing boat - one of the last boats to do so under sail. ISBN: 9781843545811. Our Book No: 16722. $10 AUD.

148. Life Saving, Surf (1995). The Surf Lifesaving Training Manual (30th ed) [Surf Life Saving]. Sydney: Surf Life Saving Australia Limited. 152 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, few black & white text-photos, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear. Thirtieth edition. This manual has been produced as part of a series and deals with the training of candidates for awards considered "mainstream surf lifesaving". The manual should be used as a reference for surf lifesaving patrolling activity. Includes essential surf lifesaving skills, the surf patrol, and surf rescues. ISBN: 0909517630. Our Book No: 26682. $15 AUD.

149. Lindsay, Norman (1949). The Cautious Amorist. London: T. Werner Laurie. 250 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings, endpapers & edges faintly foxed, edgewear & edge tears & faint marks jacket (flap clipped), owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The 23rd printing of this classic comic novel by the Australian artist. When the S.S. Minorca is involved in a night-time collision, three passengers and a crewman are marooned in an open boat and land on a uninhabited island. Their hilarious and uninibited adventures form an extremely comic story. Lindsay's brilliant line drawings add spice to the text. Our Book No: 16139. $25 AUD.

150. Lindsay, Norman; Stewart, Douglas (foreword) & Davis, Quinton F. (photos) (1966). Norman Lindsay's Ship Models (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 98 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos (most full-page), minor edge tears & edgewear. Norman Lindsay has been making ship models, in the intervals between paintings, throughout his working life. They range from the war gallery of the Greeks, with its rowers and fighting men complete, through Elizabethan times to the clippers of last century, and on to "Joseph Conrad" sailed by Alan Villiers. By the use of skilled photography, this book permits most of the models to be seen for the first time. Our Book No: 21892. $70 AUD.

151. Liston, Adam (2005). Winds of the Armada. [Queensland]: Oracle Press. 288 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book is a thrilling story of passion, murder and intrigue set in Spain in 1588. The historical background of the novel is well researched and accurate. It provides a refreshing new look at what actually happened in the battle between the Spanish Armada and the British fleet. The author was born in Warsaw in 1908. In 1938, wanting to escape the Hitler menace, by a stroke of good fortune he was able to immigrate to Australia. He served in the Australian Army in the Second World War, then through a Repatriation Scheme, he was able to study medicine, and graduated from Melbourne University. He had his practice until 1991, where he became Australia's oldest practicing doctor. At the age of 92, he began writing this amazing book, which he completed at age 96. A truly inspiring man. ISBN: 1876494808. Our Book No: 26984. $30 AUD.

152. Loney, Jack (1993). The Loch Ard Disaster (10th ed). Yarram, VIC: Marine History Publications. 77 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, maps, covers little scratched, minor edgewear. This is the story of Australia's best known shipwreck on the beautiful, yet treacherous windswept west coast of Victoria (Mutton Bird Island) in 1878. Only two of the 54 passengers survived. The story is told by well-known fourth generation Australian documentary writer, Jack Loney. There are more than 50 lithographs, sketches, paintings, photographs and maps. ISBN: 095998531X. Our Book No: 26847. $10 AUD.

153. Loney, Jack (1998). The Mahogany Ship (7th ed). City Not Stated: Marine History Publications. 24 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, stapled (little rusted), light creasing along spine, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is about the story of a Spanish ship which lies buried in the sand between Warrambool and Port Fairy in Victoria. ISBN: 0909244030. Our Book No: 28254. $12 AUD.

154. Lummis, Trevor (1999). Life & Death in Eden: Pitcairn Island and the Bounty Mutineers (Revised ed). London: Victor Gollancz. 255 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. Historian pieces together the mystery surrounding the Pitcairn Island settlement. The book is a fascinating blend of 18th-century seafaring, Pacific island paradise, murder, conflict and renaissance. ISBN: 0575067624. Our Book No: 25245. $10 AUD.

155. Lummis, Trevor (2006). Pacific Paradises: The Discovery of Tahiti & Hawaii (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Pluto Press. 212 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear top corner cover. A rich and stirring history of cultures in collision on Tahiti (then called Society Islands) and Hawaii. Recreates the lives of the islanders before and after the fateful arrival of the first Europeans, and draws upon contemporary letters and diaries to uncover the narrow attitudes of the islander's way of life. ISBN: 1864032979. Our Book No: 23502. $15 AUD.

156. Lunn, Geoff (2007). And the Crew Went Too: The £10 Assisted Passage [GBP10]. Stroud, Gloucester: Tempus Publishing. 192 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos. The end of WW2 saw one of the largest mass migrations ever seen in Europe. Australia needed many new workers, so Britain and Australia offered £10 subsidised passages on a fleet of vessels, including the Asturias, Georgic, Canberra, Oriana and Britanis. Companies such as Chandris and P&O made small fortunes from these voyages, which peaked in the 1960s, but continued until the 1970s. ISBN: 9780752442273. Our Book No: 13775. $25 AUD.

157. Mackaness, George (1979). Some Fictitious Voyages to Australia [Australian Historical Monographs (New Series)]. Dubbo, NSW: Review Publications. 16 pp. Paperback trade, flexible cover, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, full-page black & white drawing. Our Book No: 15415. $10 AUD.

158. MacRobert, Virginia (2010). Gin's Tonic: Ocean Voyage Inner Journey (1st stated ed). Hong Kong: Proverse Hong Kong. 536 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name & date). This book is the daily record of a journey around the world. The author, Henry the dog, Coco the cat, and some crew members shared her journey. They took a long journey under sail in the catamaran sailing vessel Dai Long Wan. They left the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in October, 2006, and arrived back in March 2008, which took 493 days to complete a circumnavigation. This log of their voyage records real-life episodes with pirates, terrific storms and breakdowns in the middle of the most remote places on the planet. The author was born in Australia, and raised on a farm in New South Wales. ISBN: 9789881772435. Our Book No: 28826. $40 AUD.

159. Madigan, Col; Senbergs, Jan (illustrator) & Watson, Don (1999). Armidale 42: A Survivor's Account: Memory and Imagination. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 96 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. Richly illustrated story of a survivor of the sinking of the Australian naval ship HMAS Armidale in the Timor Sea in 1941. ISBN: 0732910390. Our Book No: 11779. $16 AUD.

160. Mant, Alistair (2010). The Bastard's a Genius: The Robert Clifford Story (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 254 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, edges & pages lightly toned, bottom corner tip little creased, minor edgewear. The story of a Tasmanian who despite a poor school education, went on to become a global shipbuilding entrepreneur (Incat Australia). The tale contains the usual quota of disaster and triumph, spiced with a fascinating account of ingenuity and invention at work. But behind the swashbuckling adventure story lies a complex, affectionate and little-understood man of surprising sensitivity and creativity. He is an all-action hero consumed by the need to conceive, shape and bring to fruition objects of great utility and beauty. ISBN: 9781741143669. Our Book No: 27204. $15 AUD.

161. Marsden, Peter (1975). The Wreck of the Amsterdam (1st U.S. ed). New York: Stein & Day. 289 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear spine ends jacket (small closed tear top edge, rear cover lightly marked & scratched), owner's written name & date. The story of the Dutch merchant ship's ill-fated voyage, shipwrecked off the English coast in 1748. It then tells a fascinating story of how, in 1969, the author and a team of dedicated researchers become involved in salvaging this great ship. Fully documented and illustrated with nearly 200 photographs that tell the complete story of this great ship's past and present. ISBN: 0812817605. Our Book No: 22533. $20 AUD.

162. Martakies, Robin (2007). The History of the Windermere Steamers with Details of the Coniston, Ullswater and Barrow Pleasure Steamers, the Windermere Steamboat Museum Steam Passenger Launches and the Keswick Launches (1st ed). [England]: Trafford Publishing. 145 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner of rear cover creased, covers lightly scratched, minor edgewear. About the steamboats of the Windermere and Lakes District, Britain. The information in this book has been extracted from the County archives, old newspaper archives, various records, books and documents in private ownership and from the memories of the employees, many long retired, but still enthusiastic about "their" Steamers. The author has used his love of the old steamers to make this a fascinating book for anyone interested in the steamers and their history. ISBN: 9781425133252. Our Book No: 26829. $40 AUD.

163. Mauch, Peter (2011). Sailor Diplomat: Nomura Kichisaburo and the Japanese-American War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center. 312 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). As Japan's pre-Pearl Harbor ambassador to the United States, Admiral Kichisaburo (1877 - 1964) played a significant role in a tense and turbulent period in Japanese-U.S. relations. Connects his experiences as a naval officer to his service as foreign minister and ambassador, and later as father of Japan's Maritime Self Defense Forces and proponent of the U.S.-Japanese alliance. Re-assesses Nomura's contributions as a hard-nosed realist whose grasp of the underlying realities of Japanese-U.S. relations went largely unappreciated by the Japanese political and military establishment. ISBN: 9780674055995. Our Book No: 15923. $25 AUD.

164. McCalman, Iain (2010). Darwin's Armada: Four Voyagers to the Southern Oceans and Their Battle For the Theory of Evolution. London: Pocket Books. 422 pp. Paperback, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) & black & white photos center spread, base spine little bumped, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The stories of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Joseph Hooker and Alfred Wallace - four young naturalists, each of whom voyaged to the southern hemisphere in search of adventure and scientific fame. ISBN: 9781847393098. Our Book No: 28946. $14 AUD.

165. McCormick, Anne; McDonnell, Derek; Wantrup, Jonathan (1992). Hordern House: Voyages - Natural History. Sydney: Hordern House. Unnum pp. Paperback wide octavo, card cover (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos. An illustrated Sydney bookseller's catalogue of 110 antiquarian natural history, travel and exploration books for sale. Loosely inserted: list of offer prices, and order forms. ISBN: 1875567046. Our Book No: 15660. $25 AUD.

166. McCormick, Anne; McDonnell, Derek; Wantrup, Jonathan (1994). Hordern House: Voyages. Sydney: Hordern House. Unnum pp. Paperback wide octavo, card cover, very good plus condition, black & white (few colour) text-photos. An illustrated Sydney bookseller's catalogue of 174 antiquarian travel and exploration books for sale. Loosely inserted: list of offer prices, and order forms. ISBN: 1875567097. Our Book No: 15663. $25 AUD.

167. McIntyre, Kenneth Gordon (1984). The Rebello Transcripts: Governor Phillip's Portuguese Prelude. London: Souvenir Press. 257 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, top edge faintly foxed, pages toned as usual, old price marks, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Reveals the little-known fact that Arthur Phillip spent three years in the Portuguese Navy and fought the Spanish in South America, before he brought the First Fleet to Australia and became first Governor of New South Wales (NSW). By the author of "The Secret Discovery of Australia". ISBN: 0285626035. Our Book No: 11878. $15 AUD.

168. McLaughlin, W. R. D. (1962). Call to the South: A Story of British Whaling in Antarctica (1st ed). London: Harrap. 188 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, faint foxing & toning edges, light brown strips endpapers, corners bumped, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed, flap clipped, reverse side lightly toned). This book is an account of a typical British whaling expedition to Antarctica. The author has spent many seasons in Antarctica and through this book pleads for action to save the whales before it is too late. Our Book No: 25295. $15 AUD.

169. McNicoll, A. W. R.; Ingleton, G. C. (illustrator) (1932). Sea Voices (Limited ed). Sydney: Golden Lantern Press. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback octavo, good condition, original dark green cloth cover (gilt vignette, edges & spine faded), de-accessioned EX-LIBRARY, top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed, spine label overlays label marks & digits. G. C. Ingleton produced this book of poetry on board HMAS Canberra during a cruise around Australia in August to November, 1932. (Limited edition of 260 or 298 copies.). Our Book No: 13326. $25 AUD.

170. Menzies, Gavin (2003). 1421: The Year China Discovered the World (1st p/b ed). London: Bantam Books. 649 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, maps, colour photos, spine little creased, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication inside front cover. On March 8th, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly 500 feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their orders were to proceed all the way to the end of the earth. The result of 15 years research, this is an enthralling but controversial account of this remarkable journey. ISBN: 0553815229. Our Book No: 21114. $15 AUD.

171. Meredith, Mrs Charles [Louisa Anne]; Barrow, John (1844). Notes and Sketches of New South Wales During a Residence in That Colony From 1839 to 1844 [with] The Life, Voyages, and Exploits of Sir Francis Drake with Numerous Original Letters From Him and the Lord High Admiral to the Queen and Great Officers of State (2 volumes in 1) (1st combined ed) [Murray's Colonial & Home Library]. London: John Murray. 164 +187 pp. Hardback small (18.4 x 13.0 cm), no jacket, very good condition, original red embossed cloth cover (rebacked, gilt spine lettering), edges & pages lightly toned, trace of foxing, minor edgewear, bookseller's sticker, bookplate. The first book is one the most penetrating and controversial descriptions of life in early Australia from a woman's viewpoint (when she was living at Homebush Bay, western Sydney). The second book is the second edition abridged story of Sir Francis Drake's life, voyages, and exploits. Publishers catalogue (Home and Colonial Library, 16p.) at rear. Our Book No: 21791. $120 AUD.

172. Mikkelsen, Capt. Ejnar (1913). Lost in the Arctic: Being the Story of the 'Alabama' Expedition, 1909 - 1912 (1st ed). London: William Heinemann. 400 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, original green cloth cover (silver picture & lettering front cover), black & white photos, foldout colour map at rear (lightly foxed), endpapers toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The author lead an expedition to northwest Greenland where an earlier Danish expedition by Mylius-Erichsen and Hagenhad (1906 - 1908) had mapped and explored the area, but resulted in loss of three lives as well as their diaries and journals. The author recovered these and describes the northwest (Arctic) coast of Greenland in detail during an extraordinary three-year journey. Our Book No: 15825. $200 AUD.

173. Milton, Giles (1999). Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History (Reprint ed). London: Sceptre / Hodder & Stoughton. 388 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, spine little creased, minor edgewear, cover picture differs from stock photo. The fascinating story of the spice trade - and the adventures of the ships sailing from England to the Spice Islands (Moluccas) in modern-day Indonesia. ISBN: 0340696761. Our Book No: 10310. $10 AUD.

174. Monsarrat, Nicholas (1943). East Coast Corvette (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Cassell & Company. 80 pp. Paperback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), thick card covers, black & white photos, inner hinge little split (pages firm), small edge tears jacket, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Followup from his previous book "H.M. Corvette". The author is now First Lieutenant of his navy ship as it patrols the sea board of Britain, searching for Nazi e-boats, mines, etc. Our Book No: 16373. $10 AUD.

175. Moore, Neil (1988). The Voyage of Naram-Sin. Sydney: Collins / Anne Ingram Books. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, few tiny dents front cover. Children's picture story about a foolish king who wants his architect to build boats of stone. ISBN: 0732248051. Our Book No: 26723. $25 AUD.

176. Moresby, Captn John (1876). New Guinea & Polynesia: Discoveries & Surveys in New Guinea and the D'Entrecasteaux Islands: A Cruise in Polynesia and Visits to the Pearl-Shelling Stations in Torres Straits of H. M. S Basilisk. London: John Murray. 327 + 32 pp. Hardback thick octavo, no jacket as issued, re-backed, very good condition, original dark blue cloth cover (gilt vignettes & lettering), black & white frontispiece engraving, map, foldout map at rear (small tear), black endpapers (faded slong edges), scratched rear board cover bottom edge near spine, front endpapers foxed, edges toned, edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. An important historical work describing Captain (later admiral) Moresby's journey in H.M.S. Basilisk along the unexplored coast of New Guinea. He accurately charted and surveyed the area, discovering Port Moresby harbour, now the capital of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and named after him. His reports also included China Strait and Milne Bay, and led to the annexation of British New Guinea. Publishers catalogue at rear. Our Book No: 16799. $460 AUD.

177. Morpurgo, Michael; Foreman, Michael (illustrator) (2010). Kaspar Prince of Cats (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins Children's Books. 206 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings. This novel for young adults is the story of Prince Kaspar Kandinsky, a very special cat who lived in the glamorous suites of the Savoy Hotel, then the servants' quarters in the attic, a crowded lifeboat, and survived the hustle and bustle of New York City. Kaspar is no ordinary cat - he is the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic. The authors postscript at the back of the book makes fascinating reading after the story is read. ISBN: 9780007267002. Our Book No: 28474. $12 AUD.

178. Morrell, Margot; Capparell, Stephanie; Shackleton, Hon. Alexandra (preface) (2001). Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer (1st ed). London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing. 238 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Written by two veteran business observers, this book details universal leadership tactics set against the survival story of the Endurance expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton. Illustrated with photos by Frank Hurley and other rare photos, this book is full of fascinating and practical lessons of a leader who put people first and came out ahead when the odds were against him. ISBN: 1857882113. Our Book No: 29305. $18 AUD.

179. Napier, Francis; Keddie, Mr. W. (notes) (1876). Notes of a Voyage from New South Wales to the North Coast of Australia, from the Journal of the Late Francis Napier (1st ed). [Glasgow]: [James R. Napier]. 96 pp. Hardback small (19.0 x 13.0 cm), no jacket as issued, very good condition, original blue cover (gilt vignette, border & spine lettering, little faded), black endpapers, full-page black & white plates, frontispiece portrait (tissue guard), errata page, maps (including foldouts at rear, creased at folds), minor foxing (mainly plates & maps & page edges), edges & pages faintly toned, bottom edge little bumped, some edgewear, two small bookshop stickers. (Estimated date, 1876, Trove catalogue.) In 1867 Francis Napier joined the South Australian Government expedition under Captain Francis Cadell to the north coast of the state (now the Northern Territory) searching for suitable sites for a capital and agricultural settlement. He examined the Liverpool River, went up the Roper River in a small steamer and visited Port Darwin, Anson Bay and the Victoria River. Cadell's report, published in the South Australian Parliamentary Papers for 1867, was criticised at the time. Thus, the Napier 'Notes' are the only public account of the expedition, and are an important document of the early contact and charting of the region. Compiled from the Napier journal by his family, and privately printed in Glasgow following his death in 1875. The plates, drawn with lithographic crayon, are by a brother of Napier, and are signed 'JMN'. (Ferguson 13058. Scarce. Small bookshop stickers: A. H. Spencer Hill of Content, Berkelouw Bookdealers. All five maps present: 1 internal page, and 4 as foldouts. All 8 lithographic plates present, as listed on contents page.). Our Book No: 16838. $850 AUD.

180. Nicholas, F. W.; Nicholas, J. M. (2008). Charles Darwin in Australia: With Illustrations and Additional Commentary from Other Members of the Beagle's Company Including Conrad Martens, Augustus Earle, Captain Fitzroy, Philip Gidley King, and Syms Covington (2nd, Anniversary ed). New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 260 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white text-photos, map, minor edgewear jacket. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This anniversary edition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary in 2009 of the publication of "Origin of Species". It covers Darwin's visit to Australia in 1836. He visited Sydney, Bathurst, Hobart and called into King George Sound. He made extensive notes on the geology and nature of Australia. There are many photos and illustrations not available in the earlier editions. The book is based on transcriptions of the entire Australian section of Darwin's diary, which are supplemented by extracts from field notes, letters and other published material. ISBN: 9780521728676. Our Book No: 28014. $30 AUD.

181. Nicholson, Ian Hawkins (1964). Shipping Arrivals and Departures Sydney: Volume II 1826 - 1840: Parts I, II and III [Roebuck Society Publication]. Canberra: Roebuck Society. 258 + 93 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, typewritten text, maps (including endpapers), black & white text-photos, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A second volume on Sydney Harbour shipping arrivals and departures, from 1826 to 1840. Part I contains various shipping lists, including ships in the harbour on a specific date. Part II: Index to ships and vessels, with explanatory notes. Part III: Index to persons, with explanatory notes. Our Book No: 16909. $50 AUD.

182. Nicholson, Ian Hawkins (1981). Gazetteer of Sydney Shipping: Being a Geographical Index of Ports of Origin and Destination, and Places Discovered, Visited or Remarked Upon by Sydney Shipping of the Period [Roebuck Society Publication]. Canberra: Roebuck Society. 218 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, typewritten text, maps, black & white text-photos, top edge foxed, spinewear, minor edgewear. An alphabetical geographical listing of all the various ports of origin and destination of ships and craft arriving at or departing from Port Jackson [Sydney Harbour], and places discovered, visited or referred to by Sydney shipping of the day. Considered to be an appendix to two previous volumes: Shipping Arrivals and Departures Sydney 1788 - 1825 (Cumpston) and 1826 - 1840 (Nicholson). ISBN: 0909434182. Our Book No: 16786. $20 AUD.

183. Nicholson, Ian Hawkins (1985). Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania. Volume I: 1803 - 1833 (Parts I, II & III) [Roebuck Society Publication]. Canberra: Roebuck Society. 224 + 94 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, typewritten text, maps (including endpapers), small black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. The first volume on Tasmanian shipping arrivals and departures, from 1803 to 1833, mainly in and out of Hobart and Launceston, and including shipwrecks. Part 2 is an index of ships and vessels. Part 3 is an index of persons. Also includes other reports and events of a nautical nature, providing a maritime history of the first 32 years of the colony. A geographical gazetteer is not included, but comprises part of Volume II. ISBN: 0909434220. Our Book No: 16785. $50 AUD.

184. Nicholson, John (2007). Cedar, Seals and Whaling Ships (1st ed) [Transport, Trade and Travel in Australia 1788 - 1830s]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, minimal cancelled EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, colour drawings, bookplate front flyleaf. In this second book in this series, the award-winning author describes the early days of white settlement, and the first attempts to make Australia a trading nation. Merchants did a roaring trade in sealskins, whale oil and timber, until there were almost no seals, whales or cedar trees left. What could they sell to the world that would not be used up so quickly? This book is suitable for school history projects. (Bookplate of Kerry White, children's bibliographer.). ISBN: 9781741750034. Our Book No: 27449. $15 AUD.

185. Nielsen, Peter (2004). North Queensland at War (Day By Day): Volume 1: Naval and Merchant Shipping Movements (1939 - 1942). Townsville: Nielsen Publishing. 306 + 24 pp. Paperback thick wide octavo, very good condition, front cover creased, autograph (author's written name). (No 55 of an unspecified limited edition.) An comprehensive catalogue of all naval shipping movements in North Queensland waters during the specified time period. Volume 1 only : Part 2 was later published in 2007. ISBN: 0975212702. Our Book No: 14609. $70 AUD.

186. Noah, William (1978). Voyage to Sydney in the Ship Hillsborough 1798 - 1799, and a Description of a Colony. Sydney: Library of Australian History. 83 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, green cloth cover (embossed front cover, gilt spine lettering), frontispiece photo, pages lightly toned as usual. (Limited edition, 1000 copies.) William Noah was a convict who was transported to Australia aboard "Hillsborough", under appalling conditions in which many convicts died. Based on a manuscript in the Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales, and copied verbatim, without correcting the poor grammar and formatting. ISBN: 0908120184. Our Book No: 16304. $30 AUD.

187. Noble, J W; Townsend, Peter (illustrator) (2008). Fergus Ferry: Second Fleet (6 booklets) (1st ed). Sydney South: Snowball Press. Each book: Unnum 32 pp. Each book: Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour drawings, few light corner creases. All in thick pictorial slipcase. Australian children's pictorial stories about Fergus the ferry and his many adventures. (Not about transporting convicts to Australia.) The rhyming text and bright colourful pictures will delight any age. The stories: Fergus to the rescue, Fergus and Boris, Fergus goes bang!, Fergus and Angus, Fergus and the whale, Fergus breaks loose. ISBN: 9780980531893. Our Book No: 29436. $30 AUD.

188. Noble, J W; Townsend, Peter (illustrator) (2008). Fergus Ferry: First Fleet (6 booklets) (1st ed). Sydney South: Snowball Press. Each book: Unnum 32 pp. Each book: Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour drawings, few light corner creases. All in thick pictorial slipcase. Australian children's pictorial stories about Fergus the ferry and his many adventures. (Not about transporting convicts to Australia.) The rhyming text and bright colourful pictures will delight any age. The stories: Fergus the ferry, Fergus at the fire, Fergus makes a difference, Fergus at the zoo, Fergus at the race, Fergus at the fireworks. ISBN: 9780980531824. Our Book No: 29435. $30 AUD.

189. Noble, J W; Townsend, Peter (illustrator) (2010). Fergus Ferry: Third Fleet (6 booklets) (1st ed). Sydney South: Snowball Press. Each book: Unnum 32 pp. Each book: Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour drawings, few light corner creases. All in thick pictorial slipcase. Australian children's pictorial stories about Fergus the ferry and his many adventures. (Not about transporting convicts to Australia.) The rhyming text and bright colourful pictures will delight any age. The stories: Fergus joins the search, Fergus and the hydro, Fergus and Max, Fergus and Lady Jane, High tide Fergus, Fergus and Ark. ISBN: 9780980734201. Our Book No: 29437. $30 AUD.

190. Nordhoff, Charles; Hall, James Norman (1937). Men Against the Sea (Reprint ed). London: Chapman & Hall. 253 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, map front endpapers, lightly foxed edges & endpapers, minimal foxing few pages, inner hinge slightly split (pages firm), top corners covers little bumped, spine littlr slack, tiny scuff spine, edges & pages lightly toned. This is the second volume of a trilogy, which will retell the entire story of the mutiny of the Bounty and the later fortunes of the crew. This book records the adventures of a small boat load of men, who remained loyal to Captain Bligh, and endured with indomitable courage the terrors of the tropic seas. The events are those which Bligh recorded briefly in his own log. Our Book No: 28781. $15 AUD.

191. Nott, Rodney (2004). Vietnam Logistics and Support 1962 - 1975: The Long Haul (1st ed). Kenmore, QLD: Vietnam Logistical Support Veterans Association Qld Inc (VLSVA Qld Inc). 208 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. This book, edited and compiled by Rodney Nott, has been compiled for the benefit and enjoyment of the Vietnam Logistic Support Veterans (transport ships) who attended the National Reunion in Brisbane in May 2004. ISBN: 0976187600. Our Book No: 26079. $35 AUD.

192. O'Brian, Patrick (1997). Joseph Banks: A Life (Reprint ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The masterful writer of seafaring novels here writes a biography of Sir Joseph Banks: botanist, explorer, President of the Royal Society, and one of Australia's founding fathers. He was among the most influential British scientists of the 18th and 19th centuries, and accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage that explored the eastern Australian coast. ISBN: 0226616282. Our Book No: 16763. $18 AUD.

193. O'May, Harry; Rowntree, Amy (foreword) (1955). Wrecks in Tasmanian Waters 1797 - 1950. [Hobart]: D. E. Wilkinson, Acting Government Printer. 209 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos at rear, map attached rear pastedown, edges & pages lightly toned, edge tears jacket (few tiny scuffs, lightly marked rear cover, flap corners trimmed), faint foxing top edge, minimal foxing rear pastedown, map lightly foxed. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) The author has compiled the story of the hundreds of wrecks which occurred in the waters around Tasmania in the days of Australia's heroic forefathers. Our Book No: 26793. $18 AUD.

194. Officer Just Returned, An (1978). An Authentic & Interesting Narrative of the Late Expedition to Botany Bay as Performed by Commodore Phillips & the Fleet of the Seven Transport Ships under His Command [etc] (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series, no 12]. Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 48 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, navy blue cloth cover (embossed edges, gilt spine lettering), black & white frontispiece, copy 1. (Limited edition, 800 copies.) Title ends: and Safe Arrival on the Coast of New Holland, with Particular Descriptions of Jackson's Bay & Lord Howe Island". An anonymous account, by an officer, of the First Fleet's departure from Plymouth (April 1787) to its author's embarkation on The Prince of Wales for his return voyage to England (14 July 1788). The first available firtshand description of events at Botany Bay, Port Jackson and Norfolk Island. Originally published in two versions, Aberdeen & London, 1789. Both title pages and one preface are reproduced here in facsimile, but the text of the London edition has been re-set (retaining original spelling, etc.) because it was too poor to reproduce in facsimile. ISBN: 0908120109. Our Book No: 16302. $30 AUD.

195. Officer Just Returned, An (1978). An Authentic & Interesting Narrative of the Late Expedition to Botany Bay as Performed by Commodore Phillips & the Fleet of the Seven Transport Ships under His Command [etc] (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series, no 12]. Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 48 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, navy blue cloth cover (embossed edges, gilt spine lettering), black & white frontispiece, minor scuffing front endpapers, copy 2. (Limited edition, 800 copies.) Title ends: and Safe Arrival on the Coast of New Holland, with Particular Descriptions of Jackson's Bay & Lord Howe Island". An anonymous account, by an officer, of the First Fleet's departure from Plymouth (April 1787) to its author's embarkation on The Prince of Wales for his return voyage to England (14 July 1788). The first available firtshand description of events at Botany Bay, Port Jackson and Norfolk Island. Originally published in two versions, Aberdeen & London, 1789. Both title pages and one preface are reproduced here in facsimile, but the text of the London edition has been re-set (retaining original spelling, etc.) because it was too poor to reproduce in facsimile. ISBN: 0908120109. Our Book No: 16302A. $30 AUD.

196. Oldham, Charles (2011). 100 Years of the Royal Australian Navy (1st ed). Sydney, Bondi Junction: Fair Count Media Group / Ross Jobson / Peter Antell. 296 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos & adverts, minor edgewear, few light creases covers. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book tells the history of the Royal Australian Navy. In 1911, King George V granted the title Royal Australian Navy to the Commonwealth Naval Forces. Australian men and women have served during the First and Second World War, the Korean War, the Malayan Emergency, the Middle East and various United Nations peacekeeping missions. The many photos bring this book to life. Our Book No: 26514. $28 AUD.

197. Olivieri, Kevin; Henderson, Margaret (editor) (1999). Early Shipping Photographs (1st ed) [Historical Photographs Series]. Lismore, NSW: Richmond River Historical Society. Unnum 34 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, slight creasing along spine, bottom corner first page creased. This booklet contains heritage photographs of the different types of vessels that were part of the history of the Richmond River, New South Wales. ISBN: 1875484064. Our Book No: 23962. $18 AUD.

198. Paine, Daniel; Knight, R. J. B. (editor) & Frost, Alan (editor) (1983). The Journal of Daniel Paine 1794 - 1797: Together with Documents Illustrating the Beginning of Government Boat-Building and Timber-Gathering in New South Wales, 1795 - 1805. Greenwich, UK / Sydney: National Maritime Museum / Library of Australian History. 107 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, minimal edgewear jacket (minor foxing top edge). First publication of a diary kept by Daniel Paine on his voyage to Sydney in the Reliance in 1795, his sojourn in the new settlement, and his return to England via Manila and China. The editors give a biographical sketch of Daniel Paine and record the provenance of the journal, now in the possession of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. ISBN: 0908120494. Our Book No: 25591. $20 AUD.

199. Painter, Gwenda (G.) (1979). The River Trade Wool & Steamers: Photographs from the Godson Collection (1st ed). Sydney, Wahroonga / Swan Hill, VIC: Turton & Armstrong / Pioneer Settlement Press. 104 pp. Paperback oblong small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. The fascinating story of the early river trade using steamers on the Murray Darling rivers. The many black & white photos come from the Godson Collection held by the State Library of South Australia. Covers river exploration, river trade development and problems, the ports, competition from the railways, and the closing years. ISBN: 0908031092. Our Book No: 16929. $15 AUD.

200. Palmer, A. B. (1981). Pedlar Palmer of Tobruk. Canberra: Roebuck Society. 383 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, endpaper maps, front cover jacket little faded (small piece missing top edge, minor edgewear), edges faintly foxed, errata slip bound in at rear. Heavy. The author relates his many adventures as a merchant seaman. During World War 2 (WW2) he joined the Royal Navy, where he ran supplies to the besieged soldiers at Tobruk, and his experiences as a POW. ISBN: 0909434212. Our Book No: 23142. $25 AUD.

201. Park, Ruth; Niland, Deborah (illustrator) (1991). James (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (rear cover creased, closed tear top corner rear cover). This children's picture story is about a boy named James who travels to school by ferry. One day, the ferry breaks down, and he decides to walk across the water to school. This charming story celebrates his childhood innocent belief that he can do anything - if he thinks he can. ISBN: 0670824267. Our Book No: 28573. $15 AUD.

202. Parker, John (2005). S.B.S: The Inside Story of the Special Boat Service (2nd ed) [SBS]. London: Bounty Books. 350 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (few scratches), top corners cover little bumped. Second edition (has jacket photo of submarine). The S.B.S, the British commando unit, has been prominent in dramatic operations in many of the world's trouble spots, notably spearheading operations in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Coalition invasion of Iraq. The author brings the story up-to-date with gripping accounts of these recent engagements and substantial additional material on previous operations. ISBN: 0753712970. Our Book No: 25453. $18 AUD.

203. Parker, Mary Ann; Fry, Gavin (commentary) (1991). A Voyage Round the World, in the Gorgon Man of War: Captain John Parker, Performed and Written by his Widow; For the Advantage of a Numerous Family (Facsimile ed) [Australian Maritime Series]. Sydney: Hordern House / Australian National Maritime Museum. 181 pp. Hardback octavo, quarter-bound, hand-bound maroon Scottish calf with gilt bands & title on spine & marbled paper boards, very good plus condition, black & white drawings (commentary section & frontispiece). (Originally published in 1795, this facsimile is a limited edition of 675 copies. The text is 149 pages, plus a preliminary unnumbered 32-page commentary by Gavin Fry, Australian National Maritime Museum. Dedicated to Caroline, Princess of Wales.) This is the first account by a woman of the hazardous voyage from England to the penal colony at Sydney Cove (in 1791) and her return to England. Her husband was the captain of the ship Gorgon. On the outwards leg they carried convicts, plus Major Grose, Captain Watkin Tench and others of the New South Wales Corps. On the return leg, they carried many plant and animal specimens (Sir Joseph Banks was a subscriber), the convict escaper Mary Bryant, and the Bounty mutineers. ISBN: 187556702X. Our Book No: 12621. $120 AUD.

204. Parkinson, Liz (1989). The Underwoods: Lock, Stock and Barrel. Terrigal, NSW: Lazy Lizard (Liz Parkinson). 272 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, page edges lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. Written and illustrated by Liz Parkinson. The story of three brothers who came to Sydney from the London docks. They went on to employ hundreds of men, sail fleets of ships, and carry cargoes all over the world. The Underwood estate was one of the largest ever settled in Australia. ISBN: 1862529256. Our Book No: 16663. $50 AUD.

205. Pash, Chris (2008). The Last Whale (1st ed). Perth, North Fremantle: Fremantle Press. 218 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, front cover corner tips little worn, spine ends little rubbed, cover join at spine little reader creased. This book is the dramatic story of the battle by Greenpeace to end whaling in Australia. The author recounts the fears, motives and actions of the whalers and of the anti-whaling activists who risked their lives to stop them in an extraordinary struggle on the wild Southern Ocean - an unequal contest between steel ships and open rubber dinghies. ISBN: 9781921361326. Our Book No: 27891. $15 AUD.

206. Pateshall, Nicholas; Tipping, Marjorie (editor, introduction) (1980). A Short Account of a Voyage Round the Globe in H.M.S. Calcutta 1803 - 1804. Melbourne, Carlton: Queensberry Hill Press. 95 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white frontispiece, black & white drawing, map, owner's embossed seal (on two pages), otherwise excellent. The true (previously unpublished) account of Pateshall who was Third Lieutenant on the convict ship HMS Calcutta, which sailed for New Holland in 1803. Edited and introduced by Tipping, who found the manuscript in the Hereford County Record Office. One of the few early accounts of the aborted Sullivans Bay settlement. Descriptions of native people and animals seen, plus events and activities aboard the ship. This is the first of a proposed series of small publications related to the early settlement of Port Phillip and Van Diemen's Land. ISBN: 0909174202. Our Book No: 14983. $30 AUD.

207. Peron, M. F. (1975). A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere, Performed By Order of the Emperor Napoleon, During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803 and 1804 (Facsimile ed). Melbourne, North Melbourne: Marsh Walsh Publishing. 314 pp. Hardback small octavo, in cardboard slipcase, very good condition, brown leather covers with raised spine bands, embossed decoration covers, black vignette with gilt title on spine, extra leather title label inside rear pocket, two foldout black & white plates (includes frontispiece, minor tear), light foxing edges, pages lightly toned. Slipcase: good condition, lightly foxed, spine creased, spine ends little scuffed & worn, tiny scuff spine edge, small tear & minor edgewear. This edition is limited to 350 numbered copies of which this is no. 14. This is the first volume of the official historical account of the Baudin expedition prepared for the press by M. F. Peron, one of the naturalists appointed for the expedition. Reproduced from the original copy held by Mr H. Rollo Hamment, of Melbourne. ISBN: 0909342040. Our Book No: 28768. $200 AUD.

208. Plowman, Peter (2007). Australian Cruise Ships (1st ed). Sydney, Dural: Rosenberg Publishing. 112 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, errata slip loosely inserted, minor edgewear, owner's written name inside front cover, covers lightly creased, small closed tear rear cover join to spine. This book provides details of many of the ships that cruised out of Australian ports from the early 1970s up to 2000, and all the cruise liners to have been seen in local waters since 2001, as well as taking a look ahead to the liners scheduled to come here in 2007 and 2008. ISBN: 9781877058509. Our Book No: 26646. $22 AUD.

209. Porter, James; Davey, Richard Innes (prepared) & Maxwell-Stewart, Hamish (afterword0 (2014). The Travails of Jimmy Porter: A Memoir (Reprint ed). Strahan, TAS: Round Earth Company. 116 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, single-colour text-drawings, minimal edgewear. This memoir was written on Norfolk Island in 1842 by James Porter, who was sent to the Island prison from Van Diemens Land after a sentence of death which was incurred for the piracy of the Frederick from Macquarie Harbour in 1834 was set aside. This story is about the mastermind of the Frederick mutineers, scallywag and swashbuckling romancer, whose desire for freedom takes him around the world. ISBN: 0975005111. Our Book No: 28264. $35 AUD.

210. Printing, Offset (1944). The Giant Book of Ships [OPC series A89]. Sydney, Waterloo: Offset Printing Coy. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback folio (very large format), card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, edgewear, written & dated dedication to owner, owner's written name. (Estimated date, 1944, Trove catalogue, or 1946, date of written dedication.) Colorful large-format children's picture book about the history of ships. Our Book No: 12228. $15 AUD.

211. Purcell, Leigh (1982). 50th Anniversary: Sydney Harbour Bridge 1932 - 1982 [ENVELOPE & PHOTOS]. Sydney: Daily Mirror. N/A pp. Photos in souvenir envelope, very good condition. Contents: four black & white photos. Envelope: cardboard, oblong small quarto format, flaps at back, sticker seal (rear flap scuffed from part sticker removal), minor edgewear. (Limited edition: no 977 of 1000 copies.) Souvenir envelope (designed by Purcell) containing photographs, published by the Sydney tabloid newspaper, the Daily Mirror, to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Our Book No: 12299. $15 AUD.

212. Reece, Bob (1989). Irish Convicts: The Origins of Convicts Transported to Australia (1st ed). Dublin: Department of Modern History, University College Dublin Press. 191 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white photo portrait rear cover (author), black & white drawings, minor edgewear, covers lightly marked & rubbed, edges lightly foxed, corners covers little creased. This reference book is the result of the author's work with final-year honours students at UCD who were encouraged to undertake original research on the Irish convict background, using transportation records held at Dublin Castle. ISBN: 1870089340. Our Book No: 26766. $26 AUD.

213. Robinson, Roland; Bancroft, Bronwyn (illustrator); Mumbulla, Percy (related) (1996). The Whalers. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, base spine lightly & top corner cover tips lightly rubbed. This children's picture book comes directly from the oral storytelling tradition. Collected by Roland Robertson. Tells, in the lyrical voice of Aboriginal Percy Mumbulla, of the life and times of Percy's old seafaring uncle. New power is given to the story by the illustrations of Bronwyn Bancroft, which reinforce the wonder and excitement of the special relationship between orca and whaler. Suitable for older children. ISBN: 0207184844. Our Book No: 27478. $17 AUD.

214. Roddick, Anita; Shelby Biggs, Brooke (with) (2004). Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truths and Lies about the Global Water Crisis (1st ed) [Take it Personally Series]. West Sussex: Anita Roddick Books. 138 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good plus condition, black & white & colour drawings & text-photos, minimal edgewear, printed on recycled paper. An examination of the global water crisis. There are essays from Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Vandana Shiva, Maude Barlow, Tony Clarke, Greenpeace, Oxfam and more. The book is richly illustrated. ISBN: 095439593X. Our Book No: 23392. $15 AUD.

215. Ross, Michael (1978). Bougainville: A Biography (1st ed). London: Gordon & Cremonesi. 167 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) & black & cream illustrations, frontispiece, small scuff rear cover jacket (few tiny scratches, minor edgewear), faint foxing top edge. This biography is about Louis Antoine de Bougainville, the French explorer who was famous for his journey round the world, and particularly for his visit to Tahiti. He was a versatile man and had a fascinating life. He confronted George Washington at Fort Necessity, was second in command to Montcalm during the Seven Years War, wrote a treatise on integral calculus at the age of 24, and led one of the most exciting and valuable scientific expeditions around the world. He is associated with the thorny climbing plant known as Bougainvillea, including its discovery and importation into Europe and America. ISBN: 0860330591. Our Book No: 29336. $25 AUD.

216. Ross, Valerie (1988). Matthew Everingham: A First Fleeter and His Times. Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 167 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings & maps, considerable edgewear to spine, minor toning pages, internally excellent. The life of a convict arriving on the First Fleet, who eventually became a farmer in the Hawkesbury district. ISBN: 0908120370. Our Book No: 17195. $40 AUD.

217. Rowland, E. C. (1976). The Paddle Steamer Gem: Queen of the Murray (1st ed) [Murray River]. Melbourne, Canterbury: Mullaya Publications. 51 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, crease bottom corner front cover, spine little faded, minor edgewear, bookshop stamp front pastedown. For 75 years the paddlesteamer Gem was a familiar sight on the rivers, first as a barge, then a cargo-passenger carrier, and finally carrying tourists on a regular run from Morgan in South Australia to Mildura. Gem made her final commercial run in 1952. Ten years later she found a new lease of life when she was towed from Mildura to the Pioneer Settlement at Swan Hill where she was gently floated into her specially prepared dock. Lovingly restored, she now provides a lasting link with a never-to-be repeated chapter of our history. ISBN: 0859140199. Our Book No: 21911. $14 AUD.

218. Ruhen, Carl (1988). The Sea Devil: The Controversial Cruise of the Nazi Emissary von Luckner to Australia and New Zealand in 1938 (1st ed). Sydney: Kangaroo. 136 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, frontispiece, minor edgewear jacket (crease top edge, light foxing reverse side), light foxing top edge, spine ends lightly rubbed. The story of Count Felix von Luckner who visited Australia and New Zealand in 1938. He was seen by many as a Nazi spy and by others as a chivalrous and honourable foe during World War 1 (WW1) when, as a sea raider, he had sunk 14 Allied ships in the the South Atlantic without loss of a single life. (Includes advert sheet for von Luckner's lecture in Canberra on 4 June 1938.). ISBN: 0864171781. Our Book No: 26506. $20 AUD.

219. Salt, Daphne F (2000). Kurnell: Birthplace of Modern Australia. Sydney, Como West: Clarion House. 160 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear corners, covers faintly scratched, autograph (author's written dedication). This is the story of Kurnell, where Caption Cook landed, bounded by the Pacific Ocean and Botany Bay. Today it is a southern suburb of Sydney, Australia's first and largest city. Kurnell village began as a fishing outpost and has matured despite the industrial buildings, yet it still has a village atmosphere. The author's many photos help to tell the fascinating history of this historical village. ISBN: 0958771731. Our Book No: 28990. $25 AUD.

220. Sanderman, J. W. (editor) (1953). Ford Engines: Industrial, Agricultural, Marine and Automobile (8 and 10 h.p., V8 30 h.p., Major Tractor, Consul, Zephyr Six) (1st ed). London: George Newnes. 236 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in fair dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, adverts, appendix, edge pieces missing jacket (about 80% complete), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Specially compiled to meet the requirements of mechanically-minded owners and operators, and for all those engaged in the maintenance and repair of these popular Ford engines. Our Book No: 4567. $15 AUD.

221. Saunders, Ross (1986). No Way to Treat a Lady. [Sydney]: [Ross Saunders, John Hatton]. 59 pp. Paperback trade, card cover, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, staples lightly rusted, faint foxing edges, sticker mark rear cover, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1986.) This is the story of a battle against the odds. Determined to save one of Sydney's grand old wooden ferries, a small group "stole" "Lady Denman" out of Sydney Harbour. The lady finally restored is now at rest in the village of Huskisson, where she was built in 1911. Our Book No: 26749. $10 AUD.

222. Scoresby, Rev. William; Smith, Archibald (editor) (1859). Journal of a Voyage to Australia and Round the World, for Magnetical Research (1st ed). London: Longman, Green Longman, & Roberts. 96 + 315 + 24 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, original black embossed cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), colour plates, black & white engraving frontispiece portrait, tables, figures (some colour), foldout colour map loosely inserted (fragile, repaired, plus facsimile copy), new endpapers, few end pages edges repaired, errata slip tipped in, pages faintly toned (edges toned), minor edgewear. First edition. Pages 1 - 96: "Exposition of magnetical principles ... disturbance in iron ships". Followed by, pages 1 - 315: "Narrative of the voyage". Rev. Scoresby (1789 - 1857), the noted Arctic explorer, later became the first navigator to investigate the changes in magnetism in an iron ship as it sailed from the northern to southern hemisphere. He was appointed in 1855 to the Liverpool Compass Committee which investigated the deviation of the compass in wooden and iron ships in response to losses at sea caused by compass errors. In 1856 he and his his wife sailed on the maiden voyage of the "Royal Charter" to Australia and back, to make systematic observations on the magnetism of iron ships. He was awarded an honorary MA degree at Melbourne University during this visit. His pleasing results were published in 1859 after his death. (Ferguson 15510. Publisher's catalogue at rear. Includes facsimile of foldout map, loosely inserted.). Our Book No: 16813. $650 AUD.

223. Scott-Child, Richard; Reid, Vivien E. (illustrator) & Clyne, Densey (foreword) (1992). Pirates Don't Pick Flowers (1st ed). Kalamunda, WA: Literary Mouse Press. 97 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, maps, minor edgewear, light foxing edges, autograph (author's written dedication flyleaf). A true tale of adventure for young people. This is the story of William Dampier, Esq., seafarer, explorer and keen observer of things strange and wonderful. ISBN: 0947295569. Our Book No: 25693. $15 AUD.

224. Seemann, Berthold; Snow, Phillip A. (introduction) (1973). Viti: Account of a Government Mission to the Vitian or Fijian Islands, 1860 - 1861 (Facsimile ed) [Colonial History Series]. London: Dawsons of Pall Mall. 447 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, tan cloth cover, foldout map, minimal foxing edges. Heavy. Facsimile (re-set) of a book originally published in London in 1862. Seemann, a German-born botanist, was invited to join the British government's commission under Colonel Smythe to investigate the feasibility of the cession of Fiji to Great Britain, which had been suggested by the Fijian chiefs because they were unable to pay off debts owed to America. (The islands were finally ceded to Britain in 1874), Seemann was favourably impressed and was confident that the islands, well governed, had much potential as a "flourishing colony". His book provides a narrative of the voyage and a description of the islands. An account of their botany is included as an appendix. ISBN: 0712905642. Our Book No: 6653. $40 AUD.

225. Severin, Tim; Beynon, Joe (photographer);Harris, Paul (photographer), & Sheil, Leonard (illustrator) (1997). The Spice Islands Voyage: In Search of Wallace (1st ed). London: Little, Brown & Company. 267 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour photos, map, minor edgewear. First edition. About a journey and a quest: a journey among the Spice Islands of equatorial Indonesia aboard a traditional native sailing vessel - a quest to rediscover a remarkable Englishman whose wandering in the archipelago changed the way we see the natural world. The author used Alfred Russel Wallace's "The Malay Archipelago" as a guide. This fascinating book is a singular travel book, a unique blend of biography, ecology, history and adventure. It bears witness to the many heroic achievements of one of the great Victorian scientist-explorers. ISBN: 0316881759. Our Book No: 27305. $20 AUD.

226. Sexton, Rae (1982). Before the Wind: Tracing the Impact on a Small Community and Shipping Company by the Shipwreck in 1888 of the Star of Greece. Adelaide, Magill: Australasian Maritime Historical Society. 110 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, maps, illustrated endpapers, bottom corner lightly bumped, minor foxing boards, faint foxing top edge, minor marks edges, autograph (author's written name). (No 445 of a limited signed edition.) The story of the disastrous wreck of the clipper 'Star of Greece', and the loss of seventeen lives at Port Willunga, South Australia, July 13, 1888. ISBN: 0959944834. Our Book No: 23394. $18 AUD.

227. Sexton, R. T. (1990). Shipping Arrivals and Departures: South Australia 1627 - 1850: A Guide for Genealogists and Maritime Historians [Roebuck Society Publication]. Melbourne: Gould Books / Roebuck Society. 272 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, few maps & black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, copy 1. This essential reference book has three parts: the Exploring Era, which commenced with the discovery of Pieter Nuyts Land by the Dutch in 1627; the Sealing Era; and the Colonial Period, following the establishment of the Province of South Australia in 1836. A ship index provides basic dimensions and the name of the builder where known, indicating the years which should be searched for entries about a specific ship. A person index indicates the name of vessels associated with nearly 3000 companies or individuals mentioned. Features include: the grouping together of all voyages made by a particular vessel within each year; a chronological list of all shipping arrivals at Port Adelaide, 1836-1850; the cargo and notable passengers carried; rig, tonnage, place and date of building; dimensions and name of builder where known; details of ownership for South Australian vessels; index and guide to the location of illustrations; and models known to exist. ISBN: 0947284192. Our Book No: 16755. $28 AUD.

228. Sexton, R. T. (1990). Shipping Arrivals and Departures: South Australia 1627 - 1850: A Guide for Genealogists and Maritime Historians [Roebuck Society Publication]. Melbourne: Gould Books / Roebuck Society. 272 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, few maps & black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, copy 2. This essential reference book has three parts: the Exploring Era, which commenced with the discovery of Pieter Nuyts Land by the Dutch in 1627; the Sealing Era; and the Colonial Period, following the establishment of the Province of South Australia in 1836. A ship index provides basic dimensions and the name of the builder where known, indicating the years which should be searched for entries about a specific ship. A person index indicates the name of vessels associated with nearly 3000 companies or individuals mentioned. Features include: the grouping together of all voyages made by a particular vessel within each year; a chronological list of all shipping arrivals at Port Adelaide, 1836-1850; the cargo and notable passengers carried; rig, tonnage, place and date of building; dimensions and name of builder where known; details of ownership for South Australian vessels; index and guide to the location of illustrations; and models known to exist. ISBN: 0947284192. Our Book No: 16755A. $28 AUD.

229. Shackleton, Edward; Tweedsmuir, Lord (preface) (1939). Arctic Journeys: The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition 1934-5 (2nd ed) [Black Jacket Books]. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 318 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), maps, figures, pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly toned & marked (rear cover marked, small loss base spine, small edge tears, minor edgewear), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The noted polar explorer gives a vivid description of a winter spent far inside the Arctic Circle. Our Book No: 25293. $18 AUD.

230. Sisson, Terence; Grogan, Tony (cartoons) (2001). Just Nuisance AB: His full story (Reprint ed). Cape Town: W. J. Flesch & Partners. 151 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, few black & white photos, top corner front cover creased, corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This wonderful story is about a great dane who was formally inducted into the Royal Navy at Simon's Town (South Africa) in August 1939, just after the start of World War 2. Able Seaman Just Nuisance became a legend in his own lifetime because of his efforts to help the sailors in any way he could. He was the friend and companion of sailors who called at the Cape in the war years. The author records his personal experiences and those of others who had the fortune to meet this famous canine AB. ISBN: 0949989517. Our Book No: 29155. $18 AUD.

231. Smith, G. Barnett (1902). The Romance of the South Pole: Antarctic Voyages and Explorations (1st ed). London: Thomas Nelson. 235 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good condition, pictorial blue cloth cover, decorative spine, black & white plates including frontispiece, moderate foxing prelim pages (light on edges), light toning endpapers, corners lightly bumped, spine ends & cover corners little worn, minor edgewear, prize book plate front pastedown. A detailed and entertaining report for young adults on Antarctic navigation. Includes Captain Cook's first voyage, and later voyages leading to his death. The book is described as a young adults adventure, however it would be of interest for anyone who wants to learn about Antarctic life. Our Book No: 28470. $30 AUD.

232. Smyth, Dacre; Lockwood, Admiral Lionel (foreword) (1982). Historic Ships of Australia: A Third Book of Paintings, Poetry and Prose. Melbourne, Toorak: Dacre Smyth. 82 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour reproductions, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (little creasing), autograph (author's written name), bookplate. The author and artist is a retired naval officer who has been painting for about 16 years. Self-taught, he has held nine previous one-man exhibitions. he reproduces paintings of historic ships made in 1981 throughout Australia. The rear of the book has a list of the ships. Some of the ships are: Adelaide, Melbourne, James Craig, John Oxley, Lady Hopetoun, Polly Woodside, South Steyne. (Loosely inserted: 2-page letter from the author to art dealer Frank McDonald, about the von Guerard book of which McDonald was an author. Plus McDonald bookplate.). ISBN: 0959519831. Our Book No: 27010. $20 AUD.

233. Souhami, Diana (2001). Selkirk's Island (In 1704 Alexander Selkirk, a Mariner, Was Marooned on the Uninhabited Island of Juan Fernandez: He Was Not Rescued Until 1709) (1st ed). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 246 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), three colour plates at front, black & white drawings, map, minor edgewear jacket, edges little foxed. This is the extraordinary story of the real Robinson Crusoe, the man who inspired Daniel Defoe's famous novel. The author draws on Selkirk's own story, his rescuers and fellow crewmen, and petitions from two women who claimed to be his wife, to reveal the facts behind the fantasy. The story evokes the ordeal of solitary survival. ISBN: 0297643851. Our Book No: 28985. $15 AUD.

234. Souhami, Diana (2007). Coconut Chaos (Pitcairn, Mutiny and a Seduction at Sea) (Reprint ed). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 257 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). Novel based on the mutiny on the Bounty that weaves facts with fiction. At dawn on 27 April 1789 Fletcher Christian, master's mate on the HMS Bounty, took a coconut to quench his thirst from the supply on the quarterdeck. But the consequences followed: mutiny; Captain Bligh's navigation 3000 miles across the Pacific in an open boat in violent weather without maps or supplies and with starving men; the colonising of Pitcairn Island; the shipwreck on the Great Barrier Reef of HMS Pandora sent to capture the mutineers; and, two hundred years later, the seduction of the narrator in a rudderless yacht on stormy seas. This singular tale by a Whitbread Prize-winning writer connects the famous mutiny on the Bounty in the Pacific Ocean in 1789 to the plight of the islanders of Pitcairn now. Its conceptual core is chaos theory: how a small chance thing, the taking of a coconut by Fletcher Christian from William Bligh's stores on the ship, had dramatic ramifications that continue today. ISBN: 9780297847878. Our Book No: 15901. $15 AUD.

235. Steele Gordon, John (2002). A Thread Across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable (1st ed). London: Simon & Schuster. 238 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, pages & inside covers lightly toned, minor edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover. This book is about the spirit of an age as a group of Victorian entrepreneurs fought to realise a dream that revolutionised communication for ever. The book tells the story of this epic struggle that would require a decade of effort, millions of dollars in capital, the solution of innumerable technological problems and uncommon physical, financial, and intellectual courage. These men had changed the world when the project was completed. ISBN: 0743231279. Our Book No: 26919. $12 AUD.

236. Stevens, David (editor) (1998). Maritime Power in the Twentieth Century: The Australian Experience. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 329 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (spine label, barcode, rubber stamps, sticker), good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps, faint toning page edges, protected by fixed library semiarchival plastic sleeve. Collection of 17 essays, updated from a conference in 1997, describing Australian naval experience during the last century. Topics covered include: HMAS Adelaide and the punitive expedition to Malaita in 1927; involvement at Noumea in 1940; Australia's role in developing a worldwide naval intelligence system; coastal patrols; peacekeeping in the Persian Gulf. ISBN: 1864487364. Our Book No: 14088. $20 AUD.

237. Stevens, Henry N.; Barwick, George F. (translator) (1930). New Light on the Discovery of Australia: As Revealed by the Journal of Captain Don Diego de Prado Y Torvar (1st ed). London: Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles. 261+3 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, maroon cloth cover (gilt decoration & lettering, minimal flecking), maps (including foldouts), two maps in rear pocket, page edges untrimmed, endpapers & edges little foxed, spine ends chipped, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation, owner's written name & date & address. First edition. This book is based on the discovery of a long lost manuscript 'Relacion' by Captain Prado y Torvar, who accompanied Pedro de Quiros on his famous voyage of exploration to the South Seas in 1605 - 1606. One of the most important historical finds of modern times, as it provides previously unknown details about how Luis de Torres took command and sailed his boats around southern New Guinea (through the strait now named after him) and up to Manila. Annotated translations from the Spanish by Barwick. (Also simultaneously published by the Hakluyt Society.). Our Book No: 16662. $80 AUD.

238. Stevenson, Fanny Van de Grift; Jolly, Roslyn (editor) (2004). The Cruise of the Janet Nicol among the South Sea Islands: A Diary by Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 205 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cream-coloured pages, sepia (brown-coloured) text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, minimal foxing. In April 1890, the steamer Janet Nicol set off from Sydney for a three-month trading voyage through the central and western Pacific. Aboard were seven white men, a crew of 40 Islanders, and one woman: a short-haired, barefoot, cigarette-smoking American, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, the wife of the famous novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. This book is her account of her journey with her husband and grown son through the Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Marshall Islands. Her diary and photos offer unique glimpses of life in some of the last independent Pacific kingdoms, as well as those just coming under colonial rule at the end of the 19th century. ISBN: 0868406066. Our Book No: 25970. $20 AUD.

239. Stewart, W. K. (1942). Brown's Signalling: How to Learn the International Code of Visual and Sound Signals (Reprint ed) [How to Learn the International Code of Signals: All Methods of Signalling Explained]. Glasgow: Nautical Press / Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd, Nautical Publishers. 213 pp. Hardback small, good plus condition, thick card covers, red cloth spine, black & white drawings, colour plates, charts, faint foxing edges, light toning few pages, black texta mark front cover, rear cover lightly marked (small stain), sticker inside front cover, tiny loss spine ends, minor edgewear. This wonderful little book is based on Information contained in Vol. 1 of the 1931 International Code of Signals. This book contains all the instructions relative to visual and sound signalling, and it has been compiled to provide a progressive course of study for those who desire to acquire proficiency in modern signalling, the subjects being arranged in the order most suitable. Five pages of colour plates (flags) have been added. (Anthony Horderns shop sticker.). Our Book No: 15860. $10 AUD.

240. Stewart, W. K. (1961). Brown's Signalling: How to Learn the International Code of Visual and Sound Signals (6th ed) [How to Learn the International Code of Signals: All Methods of Signalling Explained]. Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd, Nautical Publishers. 211 pp. Hardback small, good plus condition, thick card covers, red cloth spine, black & white drawings, colour plates, charts, tape marks endpapers, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear, internally excellent, owner's written name, copy 2. This wonderful little book is based on Information contained in Vol. 1 of the 1931 International Code of Signals. This book contains all the instructions relative to visual and sound signalling, and it has been compiled to provide a progressive course of study - the subjects being arranged in a suitable order. Five pages of colour plates (flags) have been added. Our Book No: 26205. $10 AUD.

241. Stone, Ken (2015). Aurora Borealis to Botany Bay (1st stated ed). Stroud, NSW: Ken Stone / Copybook Printing. 288 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, endpaper maps, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name title page). The author uses his knowledge of colonial history and Georgian and Victorian society to write this poetic story about British admiral's Sir William Parry's two great adventures. Journals, letter's and books were used to write this poetic story, which will appeal to anyone wanting to learn more about this important part of Australian and British history: Parry's Arctic explorations, and his involvement in the Australian Agricultural Company (Port Stephens region, NSW). ISBN: 9780646917719. Our Book No: 29240. $40 AUD.

242. Stuart, Lurline (editor); Arnold, Josie (editor) (1987). Letters Home 1939 - 1945 (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. 277 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor rubbing edges, minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side jacket, faint toning pages, remainder star bottom edge. A collection of letters from different branches of service and theatres of war. The correspondents were members of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Imperial Forces, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Army Nursing Service, the Volunteer Aid Detachments and the Red Cross. Their field service was equally diverse, ranging from the Middle East, Greece and the United Kingdom to New Guinea, South East Asia and Japan. This very special book is more than a record of the events of the war; it is a portrait of the writers themselves. Their personalities, experiences, courage and fears are brought out in the letters and accompanying biographies. ISBN: 0002175576. Our Book No: 23359. $15 AUD.

243. Syme, Marten E. (1984). Shipping Arrivals and Departures: Victorian Ports, Volume 1, 1798 - 1845 [Roebuck Society Publication]. Melbourne: Roebuck Society. 298 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), typewritten text, endpaper maps, minor edgewear. This catalogues contains lists of shipping movements listed by destination: Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Port Fairy, Warrnambool, Cape Otway, Apollo Bay, Western Port, Waratah Bay/Andersons Inlet, Wilson's Promontory, Sealers Cove, Corner Inlet/Welshpool, Port Albert and Gabo Island. Compiled from newspaper reports, customs, pilots and other government records, and the records of other Colonial ports, and including passenger numbers and cargo if known. ISBN: 0909434255. Our Book No: 16749. $30 AUD.

244. Thiele, Colin; Kynoch, David (photographer) (1978). Blue Fin (1st film ed). Adelaide: Rigby Opal. 128 pp. Paperback trade, glossy card covers, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, tiny mark fore-edge. Film-tie-in edition. Novel for young adults about life aboard a tuna-fishing boat off the South Australian coast. ISBN: 0727009958. Our Book No: 1151. $10 AUD.

245. Thompson-Gray, John (2011). Japanese Blitz on Darwin, February 19 1942. City Not Stated: John Thompson-Gray / Publicious. 128 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition. The Imperial Japanese Navy bombers that attacked Pearl Harbour on December 7th 1941 blitzed Darwin 12 days later. Australia's only direct ally was the United States, being cousins-in-arms. Darwin's airfield, town and harbour were repeatedly bombed leaving a trail of human tragedy. The writer weaves historical facts into story lines ("faction") - a real time action thriller. Where the story varies from historic opinion, forensic reasons are revealed for differing views, and the reader's judgement is invited. Examples are the role of spies, withholding the air raid warning, attacked hospitals, interpretation of information and subtleties of the Japanese attack plan. ISBN: 9780987258502. Our Book No: 15514. $15 AUD.

246. Toghill, Jeff (1978). The James Craig: Her History, Recovery and Restoration (1st ed) [Mulavon Series]. Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, stapled pamphlet, card cover, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour text-photos. The story of this beautiful old sailing ship - formerly shipwrecked off the Tasmanian coast, but now lovingly restored and on display in Sydney Harbour. ISBN: 0589500597. Our Book No: 1057. $10 AUD.

247. Toohey, John (2001). Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare: From the Bounty to Safety - 6,705 Kms across the Pacific in a Rowing Boat (1st ed). Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove. 214 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white illustrations, maps, top corner rear cover creased, few light creases covers, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. At dawn on 28 April 1789, Captain William Bligh and eighteen crewmen from HMS Bounty were put onto a 23-foot launch and abandoned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Thus began one of the greatest journeys in nautical history. The author recreates this voyage and retells the forgotten detail about William Bligh, cartographer to Captain Cook and later governor of New South Wales. ISBN: 1875989749. Our Book No: 27422. $15 AUD.

248. Toohey, John (2002). Quiros (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Potts Point: Duffy & Snellgrove. 262 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, cover creased along spine, remainder stripe bottom edge. Adventure novel based on the life of the Spanish explorer and navigator, Quiros (d. 1615), who sailed across the Pacific in search of the Great South Land, to tragic consequences. ISBN: 1876631244. Our Book No: 25644. $16 AUD.

249. Tooth, Thomas (1992). It Was All a Matter of Time. Katoomba, NSW: Thomas (T. E.) Tooth. 156 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, rear cover faintly creased, minor rubbing & edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication), copy 1. The story of navigational science. Matthew Flinders used this new science to chart the Australian coast. Includes the tale of the chronometer belonging to Flinders, which the author discovered in a Sydney museum in 1976. ISBN: 0646153862. Our Book No: 4808. $18 AUD.

250. Tooth, Thomas (1992). It Was All a Matter of Time. Katoomba, NSW: Thomas (T. E.) Tooth. 156 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, op spine bumped, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name), copy 2. The story of navigational science. Matthew Flinders used this new science to chart the Australian coast. Includes the tale of the chronometer belonging to Flinders, which the author discovered in a Sydney museum in 1976. ISBN: 0646153862. Our Book No: 4808A. $18 AUD.

251. Tuckey, Lieut. James; Currey, John (editor) (1987). Memoir of a Chart of Port Philip Surveyed in October 1803 (Facsimile ed). Melbourne: Colony Press. 130 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, quarter-bound brown leather cover (marbled boards, raised bands spine, head and tail bands, gold-blocked on label), folded chart at rear (tiny crease top edge, folding modern key), ribbon bookmark, light foxing edges (minimal internal foxing), edges roughly cut, spine minimally faded, publisher's note about chart & single-sheet brochure loosely inserted. (Copy 72 of limited edition of 225 copies.) Tuckey's memoir is an extended commentary on the chart he prepared of his survey. It describes the coastline and terrain at each of the many localities where he landed, and in addition contains general observations on the Aborigines, flora and fauna, soil and climate. This edition of the memoir has an introduction, notes and commentary by John Currey. The chart is accompanied by a detailed key giving the modern names of the localities described by Tuckey. ISBN: 094958603X. Our Book No: 28773. $150 AUD.

252. Turnbull, Dorothy; Turnbull, Roy (2002). Turnbulls on the Coromandel 1802: Hawkesbury River Colonists. Sydney, Caringbah: Dorothy & Roy Turnbull. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, long genealogical table & name index, spine little faded, minor edgewear. An exhaustive family history, based on the lives of John and Ann Turnbull and their four children, a settler family who sailed from England to Sydney Town on the convict ship Coromandel in 1802, who settled in the Hawkesbury district just to the northwest of Sydney. (A descendent, Malcolm Turnbull, is currently Prime Minister of Australia.). ISBN: 0958017204. Our Book No: 12592. $100 AUD.

253. Turnbull, John (1806). John Turnbull's Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1800 bis 1804: Nebst einer Genauen Schilderung der Englischen Verbrecher-Kolonien in Neu-Holland und der Societats- und Sandwich-Inseln in ihrem Gegenwartigen Zustande. Wein (Vienna): In Kommission bei Anton Doll. 438 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, marbled papered board cover (spine label, corners bumped), two black & white plates (lithographs), foldout map at rear, pages lightly toned (text only) & creased, edges speckled & lightly foxed, sticker & rubber stamp (minimal EX-LIBRARY). Translation: "John Turnbull's travel around the world in the years 1800 to 1804: together with a precise detailing of the English convict colonies in New Holland, and the existing Society and Sandwich Islands [Tahiti and Hawaii] in the present day". A German translation of the first edition published in London in 1805. Records his commercial trading voyage aboard the trading ship Margaret, and includes extensive accounts of Botany Bay, as well as Norfolk Island. Our Book No: 16748. $400 AUD.

254. Turner, John; Sullivan, Jack (photographer) (1979). Photos of Old Newcastle (1st ed). Stockton, NSW: Hunter History Publications. 80 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, black & white text-photos (sepia-coloured on covers), scuffing (possible insect damage) near bottom front cover, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). The photos in this book are all very old. They have been chosen to illustrate life in Newcastle before 1914 and arranged in a roughly geographic fashion to cover the port and its ships, Newcastle East, the city centre, the Hill and Cooks Hill. ISBN: 0959508104. Our Book No: 22050. $20 AUD.

255. Vivian, Herbert (1899). Tunisia and the Modern Barbary Pirates. London: C. Arthur Pearson. 341 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, original dark green cloth cover (gilt & red lettering & decoration, cloth little flecked), new endpapers, foldout map frontispiece, black & white plates & text-photos, fore-edge pages untrimmed, edgewear, minor pencil annotation. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. An account of Tunisia in the 1890s, said by the author to be more objective than previous prejudiced accounts by both French colonialsts and prejudiced English writers. Includes description of Islam, cuisine, natural history, customs, governance and the ongoing problem of pirates. Our Book No: 16485. $180 AUD.

256. Walker, Frank B. (2005). HMAS Armidale Lives On (Unstated revised ed). Budgewoi, NSW: Kingfisher Press. 224 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, appendices, sticker mark front cover, otherwise excellent, copy 1. The story of the Australian corvette, commissioned in 1941, but sunk 173 days later in the Timor Sea. Includes the heroic survival of some of the sailors. This edition includes the complete original book ("The Ship That Had To Die") as Part 1. Part II provides information about the new HMAS Armidale ("Lives On"). ISBN: 0646005417. Our Book No: 14467. $20 AUD.

257. Walker, Frank B. (2005). HMAS Armidale Lives On (Unstated revised ed). Budgewoi, NSW: Kingfisher Press. 224 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, appendices, sticker mark front cover, otherwise excellent, copy 2. The story of the Australian corvette, commissioned in 1941, but sunk 173 days later in the Timor Sea. Includes the heroic survival of some of the sailors. This edition includes the complete original book ("The Ship That Had To Die") as Part 1. Part II provides information about the new HMAS Armidale ("Lives On"). ISBN: 0646005417. Our Book No: 14467A. $20 AUD.

258. Warner, Peggy; Seno, Sadao (1986). The Coffin Boats: Japanese Midget Submarine Operations in the Second World War (1st ed). London: Leo Cooper / Secker & Warburg. 206 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, light foxing endpapers & front free flyleaf, edges lightly toned, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The story of the three raids carried out by the Japanese Coffin Boats during World War 2 (WW2). Judiciously combines the Oriental and the Occidental point of view. They have consulted all the archives on both sides of the Pacific and interviewed all those still alive who played any part in the three raids to write a vivid and accurate account of this curious and short-lived experiment in underwater warfare. ISBN: 0436563304. Our Book No: 25761. $25 AUD.

259. Watkins, Ronald (2005). Unknown Seas: How Vasco Da Gama Opened the East. London: John Murray. 336 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white photos, faint remainder stripe. In the 15th century, the world beyond Europe began to emerge from myth and legend, and it was the Portuguese who led the way. They founded an empire that stretched from China to Brazil, the peak of their achievement being Vasco da Gama's discovery of a sea route to India. For those who sailed beyond the known world, life was harsh beyond measure. Yet the discovers were lured not only by gold and spices. They were driven to colonize, to enslave, to bring their religion to the unconverted. Reconstructing journeys from contemporary logs and papers, this is an absorbing, wonderfully vivid account. ISBN: 0719564174. Our Book No: 16771. $15 AUD.

260. Watt, Agnes C. P.; Watt Leggatt, Rev. T. (introduction) (1896). Twenty-Five Years' Mission Life on Tanna, New Hebrides (1st ed). Paisley, Scotland: J. and R. Parlane. 385 + 6 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, original brown cloth cover (gilt vignette & spine lettering), black endpapers, black & white text-photos, frontispiece black & white portrait, top edge gilt, publisher adverts at rear, edge tears some pages (no loss text), corner folded one page, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. First edition. Rev. Watt Leggatt of New Hebrides here collects the letters of the Scottish missionary Agnes Watt, who spent 25 years of service in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu). A valuable document on Christian interaction (sometimes difficult) with the indigenous people. "The materials at my command were far from being so full as I could have desired, and residence on a remote island, with unfrequent communication, has occasioned considerable delay in collecting them and completing the work. I have endeavoured to let her tell the story of her life and work in her own letters and journals. Sometimes an explanatory note is appended, or passages from letters of different date are inserted, where the same subject is referred to, but in every case this has been indicated". Our Book No: 17090. $400 AUD.

261. Whelan, Maurice (2008). Boat People (1st ed). Charnwood, ACT: Ginninderra Press. 242 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, light reader crease spine. In this compelling work of fiction the author brings to life the real, human story of the plight of child refugees and the scars their experience leaves on them and the world. ISBN: 9781740274746. Our Book No: 26112. $20 AUD.

262. Whitcombe (1952). Mary's Pets [Family Series no 2: Whitcombe's Story Books no 89]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 8 pp. Paperback small, good condition, colour drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & foxing, plastic tape along spine, rubber stamps. abe 0/0 !! Our Book No: 16990. $20 AUD.

263. Whynott, Douglas (1999). A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time: Joel White's Last Boat (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder Headline. 302 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. At the boat yard in Brooklin, Maine, local craftsmen built boats of stunning beauty by shaping wood to the specifications of Joel White, one of the last great boat designers of his breed, father to boatyard owner Steve White, and son to the writer of Charlotte's Web, E. B. White. The author recounts the year (1996) he spent at the boat yard, watching Joel White calmly and with great dignity put his last magnificent boat to paper, and his flinty but proud boat builders brought his sketches and drawings to life. This is a portrait of E. B. White's New England. Charming, and almost meditative in its appreciation for the virtues of hard work and the gifts of fathers to sons. This special book will delight sailors and inlanders alike. ISBN: 0733611893. Our Book No: 22001. $15 AUD.

264. Wilson, Louise (2009). Robert Forrester, First Fleeter. Melbourne: Louise Wilson. 442 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear corners, top corner front cover creased, bottom edge lightly marked, few marks fore-edge, autograph (author's written dedication). A readable biography of Robert Forrester, a convict who arrived in the First Fleet, who was one of the first convicts who chose to become an Australian. He did not give up his amazing effort at the Hawkesbury when others did. He was illiterate, and left no diaries or personal correspondence. The author has used determined detective work to recreate his life, using the voluminous government records of the times. His story shows real courage in a time when he and his family had to cope with floods, fire, famine and the NSW corps. ISBN: 9780980447828. Our Book No: 29320. $60 AUD.

265. Woodriff, Daniel (1986). Journal of H.M.S. Calcutta at Port Phillip [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 60 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, large colour foldout map at rear, in cardboard slipcase. (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies. Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) A facsimile of the diary of the Captain of HMS Calcutta, during her stay in Port Phillip Bay, October to December 1803, and originally published in the "Historical Records of New South Wales". Includes a large map of Port Phillip Bay (drawn from a copy in the "Victorian Geographical Journal"). ISBN: 0909174512. Our Book No: 17199. $120 AUD.

266. Wyss, J. D. [as Wyss]; MM, Telery et Pegard, illustrators & Montolieu, Madame Isabelle de (translator) (1861). Le Robinson Suisse: Contenant la Suite Donnee par l'Auteur: Traduction Nouvelle. Paris: Morozot, Libraire-Editeur. 464 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, brown cloth cover (embossed bands, gilt spine lettering & decoration), full-page black & white engravings, frontispiece engraving (tissue guard, toned & torn repaired), all edges gilt, flexible endpapers, edgewear, some foxing (mainly end pages & page edges), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A novel for young adults written in German in 1812, inspired by Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. It was translated by Montolieu into French in 1814, altering the ending. This is a later version of this French translation. A Swiss family is shipwrecked on a desert island en route to Port Jackson, New South Wales. Our Book No: 16805. $50 AUD.