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Port Line Story 1914-1964
Mcmillan, A Stewart
Port Line UK 1964 1st
24.5cm Softcover 75 pp, softcover, small corner crease, rear cover has a vertical crease (possibly caused crossing the Equator (?) & a conflict with King Neptune. bw pix throughout, author signature 1st page. published by the company and compiled by Stewart Mcmillan A history of the Commonwealth and Dominion Line Ltd (by which it was known when formed in 1914 - reference> Formed in 1914 with 23 ships contributed by J. P. Corry & Co, Wm. Milburn & Co, Thos. B. Royden & Co and Tyser & Co. to operate services to Australia and New Zealand. In 1916 the share capital of the company was purchased by Cunard and after the war, their ships' funnels were painted in Cunard colours. Apart from this, the company operated as a separate entity from the parent company. The Montreal, Australia & New Zealand Line (M.A.N.Z) was formed in 1936 with equal thirds held by C & D Line, Ellerman & Bucknall and New Zealand Shipping Co to take over the Canadian National Line's Australian service. In Nov.1937 the official name of the company became Port Line Ltd and in 1957 the company became a fourth equal partner with Blue Star Line, New Zealand Shipping Co and Shaw Savill & Albion Lines in Crusader Shipping Ltd to trade between New Zealand, the Far East and Pacific Coast of North America. The Port Line joined a consortium named Associated Container Transportation Ltd in 1966 and this gradually started the run down and replacement of the MANZ Line which ended in 1969. Several other amalgamations took place in subsequent years and in 1972 the parent company Cunard, was taken over by Trafalgar House Investments Ltd. By 1978 Port Line had become an integral part of the Cunard Group and in 1982 the last two Port Line ships were transferred to the Brocklebank Line. ( you can see theshipslist if you'd like more ) Booklet very clean presentation  Very Good
Price: 55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009453  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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To Sea in Carpet Slippers The Autobiography of an Ocean Racing Cook
Sandison, AC
Adlard Coles Ltd, London UK 1966 
22cm Hardcover review - this delightful book is his story & abounds in salty anecdotes both at sea and in port [seems to be something of a sailor version of good old Keith Floyd] In 1936 my father-in-law, Alan Baker bought her (Thalassa) and her 1939 Fastnet Race is extensively reported in Sandy Sandison’s (Thalassa’s cook) book ‘To Sea in Carpet Slippers’ and also in Classic Boat in September 2006. Book's all good, dj has edgewear  Very Good
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009371  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Tilikum Luxton’s Pacific Crossing
Luxton, Norman
Key Porter Books  2002 
23cm Papeback What's the book about you ask - well, In 1901, Norman moved west to Vancouver where he briefly worked for a weekly called Town Topics. While in Vancouver, Norman met Captain John Voss, an eccentric sea captain. The two planned a most adventurous voyage. They would purchase a 100-year old Nootka dugout canoe and sail it around the world, leaving from Victoria, British Columbia and heading west to London.[3] The dugout canoe was named the Tilikum, meaning friend in Chinook Jargon. Luxton journeyed 10,000 miles (about 16000 km) on the Pacific Ocean with Voss, and endured five months of travel, before the Tilikum struck a reef and Luxton was thrown from the boat. His whole body was badly cut by coral, and he had to abandon the trip in Fiji, and was immediately taken to a hospital in Australia.[4] Following this, Luxton came to Banff to recuperate. He kept notes of the voyage; his Tilikum Journal, edited by his daughter Eleanor was published in 1971. 166pp with some bw pix  Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009320  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Antarctic Survival
Swan, Robert
Macdonald UK 1987 
26.5cm Papeback Should you ever be marooned in the chilly Antarctic then let's hope you had the foresight to purchase this signed book. Col photos, maps, diagrams (maybe even recipes if you have to eat one of your colleagues, who knows, they may be thinking the same thing - get in first!) 47pp  Excellent
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009241  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Adventurous Life of Kelly Tarlton
Sale, E V
Reed NZ 1991 
23.5cm Papeback Perhaps best known for Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World is a public aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand that was opened in 1985. It was the brainchild of New Zealand marine archeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton. Built in disused sewage storage tanks, the aquarium used a new form of acrylic shaping, which allowed curved tunnels rather than viewing areas with flat panels. 247pp with many bw pix re this famous diver's exhilarating experiences diving on countless wrecks & salvage operations. Book in great order. Inscription 1st p  Excellent
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009160  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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How to Fish
Yates, Chris
Hamish Hamilton UK 2006 
18.5cm Hardcover 242pp, scattered foxing to compressed page edges, The book -Sitting on a riverbank, with rod and line, must count as one of the most relaxing and enjoyable - yet occasionally frustrating - experiences known to man. Chris Yates discovered the joys of fishing early in life and was quickly hooked by its pleasures. Many years later, he is still content to sit, day after day, observing the quirks of different fish and losing track of time. For him, fishing is much more than just a question of technique; sometimes it's about listening to nothing but your instincts, and at other times it's about enjoying the perfect cup of tea. And, it's always about not knowing how the day is going to unfold...There's no better guide for the uninitiated - and no better companion for those already familiar with the satisfactions of fishing - than Chris Yates. And, immersing yourself in "How To Fish" is almost as delightful an activity as fishing itself. the Author - Chris Yates is a photographer and an author, but first and foremost a fisherman. He was first inspired by the discovery of a monster carp in his village pond when he was five. Thirty years later, he caught what was then the biggest carp -- and the biggest fish -- in England and went on to write about his experiences in books, in his own magazine, in radio programmes and in the BBC2 series A Passion for Angling. He lives in south Wiltshire.   Very Good
Price: 27.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009095  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Shell Pilot to the English Channel 1- Harbours on the South Coast of England Ramsgate to the Scillies
Coote, Captain John
Faber and Faber UK 1990 8th Edition
16cm Laminated Pictorial Boards 16cm x 22cm 272pp in great order, numerous bw illus, photos (many aerial) & maps/charts. A book worthy of sitting on CaptHaddock's sea chest. approx 700g  Very Good
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008952  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Channel Harbours and Anchorages
Dewhurst, Peyton Jones Woollett
K Adlard Coles UK 1991 Seventh Edition
25 Cm Laminated Pictorial Boards This guide contains all the essential pilotage information needed by the cruising yachtsman. Avast & don't cast off without it matey!  Excellent
Price: 50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008947  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Mediterranean Cruising Handbook
Heikell, Rod
Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd  1990 3rd Edition
25.5cm Laminated Pictorial Boards Rod Heikell was born in New Zealand in 1949 and sailed hesitantly around bits of it’s coast in a variety of yachts. He tried racing in the Hauraki Gulf but was really not much good at it. In England he abandoned academic life and for no good reason other than curiosity, he bought Roulette, a 1950’s plywood JOG yacht nearly 20ft long, and sailed it down to the Mediterranean. He worked on charter here and delivered yachts until, in ignorance of the scale of the task, he set off to write a yachtsman’s guide to Greece. This was followed by guides for other countries in the Mediterranean. 200pp of invaluable info with numerous bw illus & photos.  Excellent
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008946  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Brittany and the Channel Islands Cruising Guide
Jefferson, David
Adlard Coles Ltd, London UK 1991 
23.5cm Laminated Pictorial Boards A popular guide which provides invaluable reference for anyone planning to cruise around Brittany and the Channel Islands. Recent marina developments, changes in moorings and facilities, tables of tidal times and heights, radio beacon lists, customs requirements, useful local radio frequencies and a glossary of Breton words are also included 208pp none salt-stained, sticker remnant on cover.  Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008939  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Sea
Rappoport, Angelo
Senate  1995 
21.5cm Papeback This highly entertaining book is the author's monument to the ingenuity of the human imagination in attempting to understand the inexplicable. Methods of persuasion include myths, legends and illustrations, (ten, including frontispiece). 287pp  Very Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008812  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Dorothy Elizabeth : Building a Traditional Wooden Schooner
Duncan, Roger F
W. W. Norton & Company NY 200 
22cm Hardcover From the dust jacket: "This is the story of Dorothy Elizabeth, a 28-foot schooner. Particularly, it is the story of why to build a traditional wooden sailing vessel that relies on age-old methods and materials, yet also embraces newfangled technologies. But mostly it is the story of the people--the score of craftsmen and craftswomen, friends, and family--who give their skill, advice, support, and time to turn Dorothy Elizabeth from an idea into a graceful, seaworthy reality. You will meet Ralph Stanley of Southwest Harbor, Maine, one of the world's great designers and builders of traditional wooden boats, and a disarmingly plainspoken master craftsmen in the maritime Maine tradition. You will meet Mary Chandler Duncan, a poet and the author's wife, soul mate, and first mate. You will meet Nat Wilson, sail maker, who took time out from building topsails for the USS Constitution to build sails for Dorothy Elizabeth. You will meet Frank Luke, neighbor, boatyard owner, all-around helper, and the man who launched Dorothy Elizabeth. And you will meet many other singular people up and down the coast from Portland, Maine, to Lunnenberg, Nova Scotia and beyond, drawn together by the building of a boat. 240 pages, slight mark on dj  Excellent
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008799  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Mischief Among the Penguins
Tilman, HW
Grafton London 1988 
21.5cm Papeback 192 clean, white tightly bound pages. Book is in "read once" condition and is Tilman's account of his daring adventure - a small boat, 5 crew who sailed from Lymington for the Crozet Isles in the Southern Ocean.  Excellent
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008642  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Sailing Yacht
Baader, Juan
Adlard Coles Ltd, London London 1965 
25 Cm Hard Cover A comprehensive study of all aspects of yachting design, its history and techniques., the developments in hull forms, rig, sails, stability etc. From racing dinghies to large ocean going yachts, multihulls, heavy weather, self steering, sail cloths etc. 392pp, lots of bw photos & illust. Jacket really good, intact, clean & protect.wrap  Excellent/very Good
Price: 65.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008310  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Erickson Ralph D.
Professional Association of Diving Instructors U.S.A. 1979 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Card Cover Ideal for the novice diver with chapters on navigating without a compass, learning how to navigate with a compass, swimming with a compass, charts and magnetic influences on the compass, practical navigation, winds, clouds, waves and currents, computing swimming speed and air consumption, easy and simple search and recovery and charts.  Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008243  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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ELvstrom Paul
ISBN: 0713636963
Adlard Coles Nauritcl, London  1993 
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Card Cover Edited by Soren Krause, in as new condition. Includes plastic model yachts for easy demonstrations .  As New
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008168  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Knox-Johnson Robin
ISBN: 0563360909
BBC Books London 1991 1st Edition
24 Cm Hard Cover As an experiment in navigation, and in an attempt to shed some light on the mysteries of Columbus's achievements, Robin Knox-Johnson decided to follow Columbus's course. To provide realism no modern aids or equipment were used. Very good condition in hardcover with b&w and col. photos and illustrations, 208 pages.  As New
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007982  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Loney Jack
J.k. Loney   
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Pictorial Card Cover Good condition.  Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007722  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Byron Tom
ISBN: 0949490008
  1983 Second Edition
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Paperback Very Good condition.   Very Good
Price: 19.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007726  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Lippmann John
ISBN: 073166745X
Federation of Australian Underwater Instructors  1989 First Edition
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Paperback Very Good condition. "successfully translates the language of the diving medical scientist to that of the average recreational diver."  Very Good
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007717  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Gentile Gary
ISBN: 0870333801
Cornell Maritime Press  1988 First Edition
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Paperback Very Good condition.  Very Good
Price: 23.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007714  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Byron Tom
  1985 Third Edition
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Paperback Very Good condition.   Very Good
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007699  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Hill David
ISBN: 9781741667974
William Heinemann  2008 First Edition
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Paperback As New condition. "Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Eleven of the tiniest ships sailed for eight months over the roughest of seas, carrying fifteen hundred people, food for two years and all the equipment needed to build a colony of convicts in a land completely beyond their experience and imagination. In Portsmouth the fleet's preparation was characterised by disease, promiscuity and death. The journey itself was one of unbearable hardship, but also of extraordinary resilience, with the majority of settlers and exiles making it alive to the new colony at Sydney Cove. There, however, they faced their biggest challenge of all; conflict, starvation and despair."  As New
Price: 45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007612  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Bitter Sea: The Struggle for Mastery in the Mediterranean 1935-1949
Ball, Simon
Harper Press  2009 
23.5cm Paperback A lucid and masterly biography of the Mediterranean during a time of war, from Mussolini’s audacious bid for conquest to the creation of Israel and the start of the Cold War. The Bitter Sea is a fascinating interpretation of world affairs and a significant contribution to twentieth century history. With incisive strategic and political analysis, Simon Ball demonstrates in this dramatic narrative how the Mediterranean Sea lay at the heart of recent world history. 380pp, 2 photo sections, 750g packed for post. review >>>> An excellent history of the Mediterranean naval war which restores balance by giving appropriate weight to the courage and effectiveness of Italian naval forces. The political back biting and manipulation amongst the higher levels of the British naval forces was new to me and fascinating as was the extent of strong Nazi sympathy amongst the French naval establishment.  Very Good - Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010740  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Bawlf Samuel
ISBN: 1550549774
Douglas & McIntyre  2003 First Edition
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Cover Very Good condition. Samuel Bawlf provides a detailed and insightful account of Sir Francis Drake's mysterious voyage, that Queen Elizabeth I herself hushed up herself on pain of death to all who sailed with Drake.   Very Good
Price: 58.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007267  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Ladd James D.
ISBN: 0006366406
Fontana  1983 Reprint
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Paperback Very Good condition.  Very Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007222  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Howard Peter
Allard Coles Limited  1968 First Edition
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Cover Very Good condition. "A fascinating account of how a yacht followed the route which the Vikings used in the ninth and tenth centuries on their voyages to North America."  Very Good
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007219  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Harwin George Howard
W.H. Freeman  1962 First Edition
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Paperback Good condition. An extensive guide to tides, with large chapters on related phenomena- oceanic tides, vibrations, ebb and flow, history of tidal theory, deflection of the vertical, elastic distortion and more.  Good
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007208  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Fracois et Rudolphe CHAMONAL   
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover Very Good/Good condition. A book catalogue, focusing on nineteenth and twentieth century french publications, about voyages and the sea.  Very Good/Good
Price: 55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007163  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Baumgardt Rudolph
Les Editions Denoel  1943 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Paperback Good condition.   Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007165  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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