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1 BAKER, G.S. THE MERCHANT SHIP: DESIGN PAST AND PRESENT
London Sigma Books 1948 First Edition Hard Cover 
Octavo, dark purple cloth, 159pp., mono. photo. and line illustrations. No dustwrapper, cloth a bit faded at rubbed, contents tanned, principally at edges and endpapers. A good, sound copy without significant wear. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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2 BELL, Alan PORT OF LONDON 1909-1934
The Port of London Authority 1934 Hard Cover 
Quarto, illustrated paper over boards, 74pp. untrimmed, illustrations, folding colour map (in very good order). Edges browned, scattered foxing, very mild foxing at boards, minimal wear. A good, sound copy with the compliments slip of the Port of London Authority loosely inserted (also a little foxed). 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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3 BERCHEM, F.R. SHIPS IN BOTTLES: BUILD YOUR OWN SCALE MODEL OF A LEGENDARY SHIP IN A BOTTLE
Tolworth Fountain Press 1989 0863430066 / 9780863430060 Soft Cover 
Small, square quarto, 89pp., profusely illustrated in line. A very good, clean and sound copy. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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4 BERCKMAN, Evelyn VICTIMS OF PIRACY: THE ADMIRALTY COURT 1575-1678
London Hamish Hamilton 1979 0241101050 / 9780241101056 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
Octavo, illustrated endpapers, 134pp., mono. illustrations. Unclipped dustwrapper rear turn-in with marginal foxing/soiling, no effect on book, cosmetic only. A good, sound copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 12.50 EUR
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5 BLUNDELL, W.D.G. BRITISH AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
Hemel Hempstead Model & Allied Publications Ltd. 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
Quarto, 103pp., mono. photo. and line illustrations. Unclipped dustwrapper rear panel a little rubbed/minor soiling, and slightly faded at spine. A little musty, but no significant wear. A sound copy, reasonably presentable in clear protective wrap. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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6 BONE, David W. MERCHANTMEN-AT-ARMS: THE BRITISH MERCHANTS' SERVICE IN THE WAR
London Chatto & Windus 1919 Large Paper Edition Hard Cover Muirhead Bone 
Large quarto, blue cloth, fronts. (tissue guard present), gilt, xiii + 259pp., top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed, mono. illustrations. Very light foxing at endpapers and tissue guard, protruding margins at untrimmed edges darkened/foxed (hint of moisture in text-block), no serious soiling; cloth with minimal wear, bumped at base of spine. A good, square, presentable copy, cloth and gilt genrally bright. Bookseller's label (Marine Books, Hoylake) at front paste-down endpaper. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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7 BONSOR, N.R.P. (foreword A.C. Hardy) NORTH ATLANTIC SEAWAY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PASSENGER SERVICES LINKING THE OLD WORLD WITH THE NEW
Prescot T. Stephenson & Sons Ltd. 1955 First Edition Hard Cover J.H. Isherwood 
Thick octavo, light blue cloth, gilt title at spine, map endpapers, colour fronts., xxxii + 692pp., mono. photo. and line illustrations. 1960 supplement bound-in at rear. No dustwrapper, edges browned and with some foxing, contents clean; minor marks and minor rubbing at cloth, joint exposed between half-title and fronts, not detaching. Still, a reasonably good copy, no significant defects. 
Price: 25.00 EUR
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8 BOTT, Alan THE SAILING SHIPS OF THE NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING COMPANY, 1873-1900
London B.T. Batsford 1972 0713404671 / 9780713404678 Hard Cover Good 
Quarto, map endpapers, 160pp., colour and mono. illustrations (including folding). Light foxng at endpapers and prelims; unclipped dustwrapper browned, but not particularly visible at exterior. A good, sound copy, reasonably presentable in clear protective wrap. 
Price: 23.50 EUR
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9 BOWEN, Frank C. LONDON SHIP TYPES
London The East Ham Echo Ltd. 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good Pelham Jones 
Large octavo, 184pp., viii, line illustrations. Edges with foxing/browned, a little scattered foxing at contents, unclipped dustwrapper browned/foxed, and with a little marginal wear, minimal loss. A sound copy in clear protective wrap. 
Price: 18.50 EUR
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10 BOWNESS, Edward THE FOUR-MASTED BARQUE
Kings Langley Model and Allied Publications 1976 0852424612 / 9780852424612 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 126pp., illustrated in mono. and line, including folding. Very slight wear only. A very good, clean and sound copy in like dustwrapper. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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11 BOWNESS, Edward THE FOUR-MASTED BARQUE
Kings Langley Model and Allied Publications 1976 0852424612 / 9780852424612 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 126pp., illustrated in mono. and line, including folding. A touch of browning and very slight wear at unclipped dustwrapper, otherwise a very good, clean and sound copy. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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12 BRIDGEWATER, Alan and Gill (ed. Laurel Ornitz) CARVING FIGUREHEADS & OTHER NAUTICAL DESIGNS
New York Sterling Publishing Co. 1995 0806987065 / 9780806987064 Soft Cover 
Tall quarto, publisher's pictorial wraps, 176pp., profusely illustrated in mono., some colour. Light wear-rubbing at wraps, contents clean, a sound copy. 
Price: 15.00 EUR
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13 BRODIE, Ian STEAMERS OF THE FORTH
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1976 071537155X / 9780715371558 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 168pp., mono. photo. and line illustrations. Very minor bumping. A very good, clean and sound copy in like dustwrapper. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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14 BROOK, Timothy MR SELDEN'S MAP OF CHINA: THE SPICE TRADE, A LOST CHART AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA
London Profile Books 2013 1781250383 / 9781781250389 Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, xxiv + 211pp., colour and mono. illustrations. Pages very lightly tanned, no remarkable wear. A near-fine copy in like dustwrapper and removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 13.50 EUR
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15 BROWN, Cassie STANDING INTO DANGER: A DRAMATIC STORY OF SHIPWRECK AND RESCUE
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1985 038523144X / 9780385231442 Abridged Edition Soft Cover 
Octavo, stiff pictorial wraps, xiii + 354pp., mono. photo. and line illustrations. Rear wrap lightly tanned, minimal wear. A very good copy. (Abridged edition) 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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16 BUDKER, Paul WHALES AND WHALING
London George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 182pp., mono. photo. and line illustrations. Book with a little foxing at fore-edge, very light tanning at endpapers; unclipped dustwrapper with minimal chipping, very good. A sound, presentable copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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17 BUEL, Richard IN IRONS: BRITAIN'S NAVAL SUPREMACY AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY ECONOMY
New Haven Yale University Press 1998 0300073887 / 9780300073881 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 
Large octavo, xi + 397pp. A fine copy in like dustwrapper and clear protective wrap. 
Price: 15.00 EUR
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18 BUEL, Richard IN IRONS: BRITAIN'S NAVAL SUPREMACY AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY ECONOMY
New Haven Yale University Press 1998 0300073887 / 9780300073881 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 
Large octavo, xi + 397pp. A fine copy in like dustwrapper and clear protective wrap. 
Price: 15.00 EUR
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THE YOUNG SEAMAN'S MANUAL AND RIGGER'S GUIDE, BURNEY, C.
19 BURNEY, C. THE YOUNG SEAMAN'S MANUAL AND RIGGER'S GUIDE
London Trübner & Co. 1878 Ninth Edition revised and corrected Hard Cover 
Octavo, dark blue cloth, gilt lettering at spine, decorations in black at spine and front board, xxxviii [2] 591pp., speckled edges, illustrated, partly in colour, and with compass point moveable intact and complete. Hinges a little strained, with splitting of endpapers, but no danger of any detachments, spine a little dulled, chipped at head and tail, other very light wear; some internal foxing, mostly confined to first few and last few leaves; a little marginalia, chiefly in pencil. Reasonably well preserved, and likely the copy of Admiral Francis George Eyre, signed 'F.G. Eyre/Nov: 1882" at fly-leaf. 
Price: 125.00 EUR
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20 BURTT, Frank STEAMERS OF THE THAMES AND MEDWAY
London Richard Tilling 1949 First Edition Hard Cover 
Octavo. red cloth, colour fronts., 192pp., advert. leaf, mono. photo. illustrations. No dustwrapper, slight spine lean, edges and endpapers tanned, minor soling and a little fading at cloth. A good, sound, usable copy. 
Price: 13.50 EUR
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