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Alone: The Observer book of the Singlehanded Transatlantic Race
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Alone: The Observer book of the Singlehanded Transatlantic Race

By Gilles, Daniel

Angus and Robertson. First UK edition-first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Near fine/VGC.Angus & Robertson,1977.First UK edition-first printing.Blue hardback(silver lettering to the spine,small nick and light shelf wear on the edges of the cover and spine) in near fine condition,with Dj(tear,some nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover) in VGC.Illustrated with many b/w photos,drawings,maps,diagrams.Nice and clean pages with light shelf wear on the edges,small colour mark inside the edge of the back cover.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.Preface by Eric Tabarly.Translated by John Buchanan-Brown and edited by Frank Page,Yachting Correspondent of The Observer.214pp including Results of 1976 Singlehanded Race,bibliography,index.A collectable first edition.

$28.92

Complete Book of Yacht Care
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Complete Book of Yacht Care

By Verney, Michael

Adlard Coles Nautical. Hardcover. Very good/No Dj cover. VGC.Adlard Coles Nautical,1993.Large format blue hardback(small tear on the top edge of the spine,dent and small nicks on the edges of the cover) in VGC plus, no Dj cover.Illustrated with many b/w photos,drawings,diagrams.Nice and clean pages with two ink marks on the outer edges,two small pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first blank page of the book,small crease and nick on the edges of the pages.The book is in near fine condition except for the small tear and dent on the edges of the cover and spine.269pp including Tables,index.No Dj cover. This is another paragraph Review: In it's third edition, the book's title is not an exaggeration. By keeping to the point and dealing only with getting immediate results from the task at hand, author Michael Verney manages to reasonably cover complete yacht care in just 261 pages.So broad is the scope of the book it could qualify as an encyclopedia of yacht care. It covers sail and power, every basic boat system and component, and fiberglass, wood, aluminum and ferrocement hull materials. n nThe book is probably one of the few modern references (it was revised in 1997) to cover caulking and paying planked hulls and decks, making mast hoops for a gaff rigged sail boat, and careening a hull for bottom maintenance. If you are looking for a concise, up-to-date book encompassing modern as well as traditional boat maintenance and nautical skills, you could not do better than this.

$22.97

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship
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The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

By Rousmaniere, John

Simon & Schuster. Revised edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. VGC.Simon & Schuster,1989.Revised edition.Large format blue hardback with red borders(gilt lettering to the spine,very small tear and nick on the edges of the cover) with Dj(small tear,a couple of creases and nicks on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with many colour,b/w photos,maps,drawings,diagrams,boat designs and more.The book contains the following contents:Part I:The Boat and Her Environment-Part II:Safety, Part III:Navigation, Part IV:Self-Sufficiency.Nice and clean pages with two small ink marks on the outer edges,mark inside the edge of the back cover,small mark on the edge of the pages.Nice & clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.Designed and illustrated by Mark Smith.412pp including Appendices I-IV,glossary,the Sailor's library,Navigation quiz answers and index.Price un-clipped.A collectable book.This is oversized and very heavy book.

$50.27

Comfort in the Cruising Yacht

By Nicolson, Ian

Adlard Coles Nautical. First edition-first printing. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. VGC.Nautical Books,1986.First edition-first printing.Large format grey hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nicks on the edges of the back cover) with Dj(small nicks and creases on the edges of the pages),both in VGC.Illustrated with many b/w drawings,diagrams,plans.Nice and clean pages with some creases on the edges,light shelf wear on the outer and inner edges of the Dj cover.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear.166pp including index.Price un-clipped.A collectable first edition.Heavy book.

$26.62

Diseases from Space

By Hoyle, Fred

J.M. Dent & Sons. First UK edition-first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Near fine condition.J.M. Dent & Sons,1979.First UK edition-first printing.Blue hardback(silver lettering to the spine,two small nicks on the edges of the cover ) with Dj(small nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Illustrated with b/w photos,drawings.Nice and clean pages as new with a couple of nicks on the edges,light shelf wear inside the edges of the Dj cover.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear.340pp including Book list,index.Price clipped.First edition.Heavy book.

$26.89

Canberra: In the Wake of a Legend
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Canberra: In the Wake of a Legend

By Dawson, Philip S

Conway Maritime Press. First UK edition-first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Fine/Near fine.Conway Maritime,1997.First UK edition-first printing.Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nick on the edge of the cover) in fine condition,with Dj(two small creases,a couple of scratches and nicks on the edges of the Dj cover) in near fine condition.A complete illustrated history of Canberra's career,containing original colour,b/w photographs,paintings and line drawings,many unpublished before,directly from P&O archives and personal collections,maps.The book is new with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.Foreword by Lord Sterling,Chairman of P&O(includes his printed signature).Epilogue by Captain Rory Smith,Master of Canberra(includes his printed signature).Price un-clipped.174pp.Heavy book.

$54.59

The world of model ships and boats

By Williams, Guy R

Deutsch. Reprinted edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Fine/Near fine.Andre Deutsch,1975.Reprinted edition.Large format pictorial hardback in fine condition,with Dj(a couple of scratches and small nicks on the Dj cover) in near fine condition.Illustrated with 32 pages in full colour and over 200 b/w illustrations.The book is as new with a small mark on the edge of the front endpaper,two small creases and ink mark on the edges of the pages.255pp including List of colour plates,glossary,further reading,list of illustrations,index.Price clipped.Heavy book(approx 1.3 Kg).

$30.94

Sell Up and Sail: Taking the Ulysses Option

By Cooper, Bill

Stanford Maritime. First UK edition-first printing. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. VGC.Stanford Maritime,1986.First UK edition-first printing.Blue hardback(silver lettering to the spine,small nick on the cover) with Dj(two creases and nick on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with many b/w photos,drawings,plans,diagrams.Nice and clean pages with a couple of small marks and creases on the edges of the pages,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.320pp including many Appendices. This is another paragraph Product Description: Third edition of the handbook for those looking to retire and live on a boat. This includes advice on the pitfalls, choosing and maintaining a boat, health and details on GPS, the Internet and taxation.

$23.24

The Devil's Light

By Richard North Patterson

Quercus Publishing. First UK edition-first printing. Hardcover. New/New. Mint condition.Quercus Publishing,2011.First UK edition-first printing(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Black hardback(purple lettering to the spine,small nick on the edge of the cover) with Dj(small crease on the edges of the Dj cover),both in mint condition.Illustrated with a b/w map.342pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: August 2011. Terrorist operative Amer Al Zaroor masterminds and executes the theft of a Pakistani military weapon: a two-hundred-pound nuclear warhead, capable of causing destruction on an unprecedented scale. A chilling transmission is then broadcast to the world, in which Osama Bin Laden pledges to attack a major US city on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Intelligence indicates that the bomb has been smuggled out of Pakistan and is en route to the US, with Washington or New York the suspected target. However, this is a clever decoy set by Al Zaroor. While the CIA is focussed on thwarting a domestic attack, the weapon moves nearer to its true target, Tel Aviv, which Bin Laden plans to wipe off the map. Back in Washington, agent Brooke Chandler, a once-prodigious field operative, senses this deception. Chandler, who has his own score to settle with Al Qaeda, thinks he knows just how the bomb is being moved, and has an idea how to find it. Chandler must convince his superiors of his conviction, and then find and disable the bomb before it is too late. If he fails, Al Zaroor's plan will succeed, and the Middle East as we know it will be relegated to the annals of history.

$28.78

Red Knights From Hy Brasil
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Red Knights From Hy Brasil

By Savery, Christine

C.S.S.M.. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very good/No Dj cover. L.F. Lupton. VGC.C.S.S.M.,1955.First UK edition.Yellow hardback(black lettering to the spine,small marks,scratches and nicks on the cover) in VGC, no Dj.Illustrated with b/w plates.Illustrations by L.F. Lupton.Nice and clean pages with small foxing marks and nicks on the outer edges,small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.151pp.

$23.65

Practical Conversions and Yacht Repairs
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Practical Conversions and Yacht Repairs

By Verney, Michael

John Murray. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very good/No Dj cover. VGC.John Murray,1951.First UK edition.Blue hardback(small nicks,scratches,ink mark and light shelf wear on the cover and spine,red lettering to the spine) in VGC, no Dj cover.Illustrated with b/w photos,drawings,diagrams,tables.Nice and clean pages with small foxing marks and slightly tainted on the outer edges,previous owner's inscription and date written on the first blank page of the book,small foxing marks inside the first and last blank pages of the book.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.299pp including Appendices I to III,index.

$18.65

A History of Britain (Vol 1) At the Edge of the World: 3000BC-AD1603
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A History of Britain (Vol 1) At the Edge of the World: 3000BC-AD1603

By Schama, Simon

BBC Books. Third reprint. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Fine/Near fine.BBC Books,2000.Third reprint.Volume 1. Large format black hardback(silver lettering to the spine,small nick on the cover) in fine condition,with Dj(a couple of small nicks,crease and scratch on the Dj cover) in near fine condition.Illustrated with colour photos,drawings,maps.Nice and clean pages as new with two small creases,nicks and ink mark on the edges of the pages,small scratch inside the front cover.Nice and clean book.416pp including Select bibliography,index.Heavy book(approx 1.6 Kg).

$45.81

The Offshore Race Crew's Manual
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The Offshore Race Crew's Manual

By Quarrie, Stuart

Waterline Books. First UK edition-first impression. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Fine/Near fine.Waterline Books,1994.First UK edition-first impression.Large format blue hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nick on the cover) in fine condition, with Dj(small tear on the edge of the back Dj cover,a couple of nicks,scratches and crease on the edges of the Dj cover) in near fine condition.Illustrated with many colour photos,drawings,maps,diagrams.Nice and clean pages as new with two small nicks on the edges of the pages,light shelf wear on the Dj cover.175pp including index.Price un-clipped.A collectable first edition.Heavy book.

$49.32