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1 Adam-Smith, Patsy There Was a Ship
Melbourne Thomas Nelson Australia 1983 0170062627 / 9780170062626 1st Illustrated Edition Hardcover 
Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Gift inscription to half-title page. 239 pages From the moment that Patsy Adam-Smith saw the little coastal trader ease her way out of Bass Strait and heard her crew talk of reefs, wrecks and sand shoals, she was bewitched. Determined to go to sea herself, she persuaded the owner to let her sail on the "Sheerwater" - cooking, taking a turn at the wheel and working her passage round the lovely, scattered islands of Bass Strait. She then spent 6 years on the Naracoopa and was the first woman to be granted signed Articles in Australian waters. Here she tells of her love affair with the sea and ships, with the small ketches that no longer trade around the Australian coast. ID148778 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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The Road To The Isles And Other Places. Some Journeys With A Rucksack YHA 1933 1947 [Signed by Author], Allan, Mable Esther
2 Allan, Mable Esther The Road To The Isles And Other Places. Some Journeys With A Rucksack YHA 1933 1947 [Signed by Author]
England Published by Author 1989 1st Edition Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition - Card Covers. Previous owner's details to title page. Signed by author on the title page. Also includes a brief note, loosely inserted, from the author disputing the authorship of a magazine article. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 120 pages A 1930s travel memoir about the western coast of Scotland by this prolific children's author. YHA 1933 1947 ID287328 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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Streaky Bay Surveys, Beecher, A.B. et al
3 Beecher, A.B. et al Streaky Bay Surveys
Adelaide Government Printer 1867 
Large Quarto Size [approx 24x35]. Very Good condition. Disbound with small puncture marks at the spine edge. Two maps. Parliamentary Papers No 197. 3 pages + 2 maps This paper includes a series of written exchanges on the survey of SA's coast and the adjustments to the surveys proposed by those involved. ID276486 
Price: 65.00 AUD
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Last Stronghold of Sail.  The story of the Essex Sailing-smacks, Coasters and Barges, Benham, Hervey
4 Benham, Hervey Last Stronghold of Sail. The story of the Essex Sailing-smacks, Coasters and Barges
London Harrap 1981 0245537848 / 9780245537844 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Endpaper maps. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 202 pages The author brilliantly evokes the old days of sailing-barges and smacks, of cutters and ketches, and of all the craft which have sailed on the rivers of Essex and along the East Coast. ID286741 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The History of the Sunset Railway including the McKittrick Branch of the Southern Pacific Company, Bergman, John F.
5 Bergman, John F. The History of the Sunset Railway including the McKittrick Branch of the Southern Pacific Company
Bakersfield, CA Kern County Historical Society 1994 0943500141 / 9780943500140 1st Edition Hardback 
Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A very nice copy. Very scarce - especially in this condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 114 pages This is the story of Kern County's oil boom rail lines - built by the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe Railroads. Together, the Sunset Railway and the SP's McKittrick Branch boasted just over 100 miles of track stretching west of Bakersfield to the oil fields on the slopes of the Coast Range. ID275196 
Price: 350.00 AUD
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Lumberman's and Logger's Guide First 1919 Edition. Merits and Uses of Douglas Fir, California Redwood and the Leading Commercial Woods of the Pacific Coast, Brereton, Bernard [Editor]
6 Brereton, Bernard [Editor] Lumberman's and Logger's Guide First 1919 Edition. Merits and Uses of Douglas Fir, California Redwood and the Leading Commercial Woods of the Pacific Coast
Tacoma, Washington Bernard Brereton 1919 1st Edition Staple Bound 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Good condition. Light marking to covers. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. Stamp to title page and cover. Contains Log Tables and Conversion Tables [imperial to metric] and details of the best uses for the timbers covered. 136 pages Prepared after "The Great War" to assist in the description, preparation and sale of American timber for use in the reconstruction of Europe. ID288682 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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James Morrill: Captive of Empire, Breslin, Bruce
7 Breslin, Bruce James Morrill: Captive of Empire
North Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2017 1925588262 / 9781925588262 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Mint condition in pictorial laminated boards. Issued without dustjacket. A new copy. Black and white map and one other small black and white plate. Foreword by Father Frank Brennan 128 pages James Morrill was shipwrecked on the Queensland coast in 1846, he lived with the Aboriginal people until he presented himself to the advancing colonists seventeen years later in 1863. Morrill, concerned about the killing of his companions and the seizure of their lands, took the initiative and appointed himself their emissary to the Queensland government. With his friend' approval, he sought an end to the violence and requested recognition of Aboriginal land. Morrill's proposals were ignored and the war continued. This publication contains Morrill's own story exactly as it was written in 1863. ID294250 
Price: 37.95 AUD
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To Endless Night, Brookes, Ewart
8 Brookes, Ewart To Endless Night
London Jarrold & Sons 1955 1st Edition [Assumed] Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Dustjacket is price-clipped. Light wear to edges and corners of DJ. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. 240 pages Proud Waters tells the story of the minesweepers who kept the coast free after Dunkirk and up until the end of the war. ID286005 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Men That God Forgot, Butler, Richard
9 Butler, Richard The Men That God Forgot
Melbourne Hutchinson 1975 0091245001 / 9780091245009 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket has very minor discolouration to top 2.5cm of rear panel & is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Endpaper maps. 255 pages A novel of life on the prison settlement on Sarah Island [in Macquarie Harbour on the desolate south-west coast of Van Diemen's Land] and of the ten convicts who developed a plan to seize the vessel transporting them to Port Arthur. Five years on their battle for freedom continued. ID287752 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Machine Gunners. A History of Six Machine-Gun Battalion, AIF 1942-1944, Campbell, John
10 Campbell, John Machine Gunners. A History of Six Machine-Gun Battalion, AIF 1942-1944
Sydney Australian Military History Publications 2007 1876439831 / 9781876439835 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Fine condition. A New copy. Laminated pictorial boards. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Includes the following appendices: 1. Abbreviations and Glossary; 2. Honour Roll; 3. After the War - post war activities of many of the men mentioned in the book; 4. Nominal Roll; 5. Photograph Album; 6. Photograph Album - Battalion Groups. 326 pages Six Machine-Gun Battalion was raised in New South Wales and sent to the coast for training pending deployment to New Guinea. Finally their war came and they found themselves at Gusap defending an American airstrip against the Japanese. As the war moved north the unit was sent home, disbanded and the members dispersed as reinforcements across a wide range of units. ID220955 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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South Australia Containing Hint to Emigrants Proceedings of the South Australian Company A Variety of Useful and Authentic Information A Map of the Eastern Coast of Gulf St. Vincent and a Plan of Adelaide, Capper, Henry
11 Capper, Henry South Australia Containing Hint to Emigrants Proceedings of the South Australian Company A Variety of Useful and Authentic Information A Map of the Eastern Coast of Gulf St. Vincent and a Plan of Adelaide
Adelaide Austaprint 1978 085872152X / 9780858721524 Facsimile Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in black cloth boards with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Issued without dustjacket. Some light, scattered foxing to top edge and some faint marking to boards. Inscribed by autor, Alan Osterstock to previous owner. Fold-out map 118 pages A facsimile reprint of the 2nd edition, originally published at London in 1838. ID292866 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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One Man and His Bike.  A 5,000 Mile, Life-Changing Journey Round The Coast of Britain, Carter, Mike
12 Carter, Mike One Man and His Bike. A 5,000 Mile, Life-Changing Journey Round The Coast of Britain
London Ebury Press 2011 0091940559 / 9780091940553 Reprint Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Light reading creases to spine. 343 pages A 5,000 Mile, Life-Changing Journey Round The Coast of Britain ID297619 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Forts of New France The Great Lakes, the Plains and the Gulf Coast 1600-1763 [Fortress Series 93], Chartrand, Rene [Text] & Delf, Brian [Illustrations]
13 Chartrand, Rene [Text] & Delf, Brian [Illustrations] The Forts of New France The Great Lakes, the Plains and the Gulf Coast 1600-1763 [Fortress Series 93]
Botley, Oxford Osprey Publishing 2010 184603504X / 9781846035043 1st Edition Softcover 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Colour and black & white illustrations. 64 pages ID289459 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Early Houses Of The North West Coast Of Tasmania, Cocker, Kathleen [Written and Illustrated by]
14 Cocker, Kathleen [Written and Illustrated by] Early Houses Of The North West Coast Of Tasmania
Glendessary, Western Junction G.H. Stancombe 1984 2nd Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Lovely colour illustrations by the author. Signed by the publisher [G.H. Stancombe] on the title page. 80 pages Sponsored by the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania). Accompanying each charming illustration is a brief history of the house. ID279381 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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15 Colwell, Max The Voyages of Matthew Flinders
London Paul Hamlyn 1970 0600359492 / 9780600359494 1st Edition Hardcover 
Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners with a small closed tear to the upper front edge. Colour and black & white illustrations. Black and White Maps. 151 pages Contents include: Prelude; The Call of Terra Australis; The Uncharted Coast; The Encounter; Shipwreck and Imprisonment; and In the Wake of Flinders. ID204000 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Lion and the Dragon: British Voices from the China Coast, Cook, Christopher
16 Cook, Christopher The Lion and the Dragon: British Voices from the China Coast
London Elm Tree Books 1985 024111411X / 9780241114117 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Maps to endpapers. 184 pages An examination of the lives and work of British people who worked for Butterfield and Swire, one of the great trading companies of the China Coast during the two world wars. ID297145 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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A Historical Collection of the Several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean [Two Volumes in One ], Dalrymple, Alexander
17 Dalrymple, Alexander A Historical Collection of the Several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean [Two Volumes in One ]
Amsterdam/New York N. Israel & Da Capo Press 1967[1770] Facsimile Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good+ condition. Minor stain to the very bottom edge of boards. Bound in cream faux vellum with blue/gilt title patches to face and spine. Bibliotheca Australiana #11. Four [4] fold-out maps. Eleven [11] Black & white illustrations [four fold-out]. xxx, 204, 124, 20 pages + 60 pages Alexander Dalrymple was a Scottish geographer and the first Hydrographer of the British Admiralty. He was the main proponent of the theory that there existed a vast undiscovered continent in the South Pacific - Terra Australis Incognita. He produced thousands of nautical charts, mapping a remarkable number of seas and oceans for the first time, and contributing significantly to the safety of shipping. Whilst translating some Spanish documents captured in the Philippines in 1752, Dalrymple had found Luis Váez de Torres' testimony proving a passage south of New Guinea now known as Torres Strait. This discovery led Dalrymple to publish the "Historical Collection of the Several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean" in 1770-1771, which aroused widespread interest in his claim of the existence of an unknown continent. Meanwhile James Cook had been appointed in his place to lead an expedition to the South Pacific which in 1770 discovered the east coast of Australia. ID272786 
Price: 600.00 AUD
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Afloat, De Maupassant, Guy
18 De Maupassant, Guy Afloat
London Peter Owen Limited 1995[1889] 0720609666 / 9780720609660 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size. Near Fine condition in a Near Fine Dustjacket - DJ now protected in plastic sleeve. Black and white drawings by E. Riou from the original 1889 edition. Translated and with an Introduction by Marlo Johnston. 144 pages This is the story of Maupassant's voyage around the Mediterranean coast aboard his yacht, the Bel-Ami. Not only a record of the voyage but also a portrait of life at sea and of late 19th century French provincial life on land. ID255870 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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19 Drake-Brockman, H. (Selected by) Coast to Coast Australian Stories 1955-1956
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1956 1st Edition Hardcover 
Octavo size,, Very Good in Good (protected) Dustjacket. Dustjacket chipped with loss at spine ends 212pages ID15673 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Native Brotherhoods: Modern Intertribal Organizations on the Northwest Coast (Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 168), Drucker, Philip
20 Drucker, Philip The Native Brotherhoods: Modern Intertribal Organizations on the Northwest Coast (Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 168)
Washington Government Printing Office 1958 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Stamp of previous owner (Royal Society of South Australia) to front free endpaper and number inked to top. 193 pages A look at the Native Brotherhoods in Alaska and British Columbia. ID294563 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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