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    [drop-title] Treaty between the United States and the Emperor of Russia. Message from the President of the United States, transmitting copies of a treaty of navigation and commerce between the United States and his Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias. May 14, 1834. Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. by Jackson, Andrew (President, 1829–1837)

    [Washington]: Gales & Seaton, printers, 1834. 8vo (22.7 cm, 8.9"). 10 pp. Uncommon. Contains Jackson's transmittal letter and a copy of the treaty (printed in double columns), concluded at St. Petersburg on 6/18 December 1832, and the ratifications which were exchanged in the city on 11 May 1833. The text is provided in English and French.     This is the first printing of the first treaty of commerce and navigation between the United States and Russia; the only prior convention between the two nations was the convention of 1824 concerning the Pacific Northwest. This treaty establishes and confirms reciprocal trade, and commercial and navigation rights to vessels of both countries, and also applies the same rights to the kingdom of Poland.     Government document: 23d Congress, 1st Session. Doc. No. 415. Ho. of Reps. Executive. Recent paper wrappers. Title-page with inked numeral in upper margin. Light spotting.


    NZD $40.00

    The Life of Sir Joseph Banks by Edward Smith

    Biography of Sir Joseph Banks.



    A practical introduction to spherics and nautical astronomy by Kelly, Patrick

    London: Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, 1822. 8vo. xvi, 236 pp. 21 plates, text illustrations. 19th cent. half calf, rebacked. Light toning and spotting. Fifth edition, expanded, of this standard 19th century textbook of spherical trigonometry, first published in 1796. Meriwether Lewis took a copy of Kelly's work with him on the famous Lewis and Clark expedition of 1803-6.


    NZD $40.00

    The Wreck of the Hydrabad by Ian Church

    Shipwreck of NZ Ship 'Hydrabad'.


    AUD $18.00

    The Voyage of the Investigator 1801-1803 Commander Matthew Flinders, R.N. by Austin, K.A

    Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 1964. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White plates and Maps. Minor marks to endpapers. 222 pages Austin tells of the explorations and adventures of "the great Denominater", Matthew Flinders, the first to circumnavigate Australia. . 1st Edition. Hardback.


    AUD $20.02

    The Yachtsman's Navigation Manual by Toghill, Jeff

    A. H & A. W. Reed, Sydney, 1975. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Acknowledgements, introduction by author, 2 appendices and index. Green coloured pages. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs, maps, figures and line drawings. Blue coloured boards with small gilt and white coloured illustration to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel, and gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour photographic dustwrapper with blue and black coloured title to the front panel and backstrip. The title says it all, in which the author sets out to teach in a practical manner the art of navigation for yachtsmen. Rubbing of the backstrip edges, top book corners and there is an erosion to the lower edge of the front panel. Age toning of the text block edges, and, a few small foxing spots also present. Previous owners name to the top right hand corner of the free front end page. Minor rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. (1), 2-32 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Navigation; Australia; ISBN: 0589071653. ISBN/EAN: 9780589071653. Inventory No: 0128131. . 9780589071653 THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU.


    AUD $16.00

    Let's Try Sailing by Toghill, Jeff

    Terrey Hills, NSW: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 1978. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. Gift inscription to top corner of front free endpaper [flyleaf]. 128 pages Guide to sailing, including navigation, knots, capsizing and righting, sailing onto a mooring, rules of the road, weather etc . 1st Edition. Hardback.


    NZD $33.00

    Lost Paradise -- The Exploration of the Pacific by Ian Cameron

    1987. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 248 pages with referential appendices, biblio & index, in a larger format illus with plates [coloured & b&w]. Tight, bright & clean but for sm light stain on top closed edge, gilt spine-titles on unrubbed vg chocolate cloth, and in a good dw with just one sm closed tear & sl curling top edge only. The stories of voyages by Polynesians, Spaniards, Dutch, British & French, cascading into Pacific waters for 2 millenia, are collated in this attractive volume


    AUD $50.00

    Australia Pilot. Volume I South Coast of Australia from Cape Leeuwin to Green Point. Sixth Edition. by Russell, Commander T.C

    Somerset, UK: Hydrographer of the Navy. 1973. Folio Size [21x30cm approx]. Very Good condition - Navy Blue Cloth Covers. Several marks to the covers . Black & white illustrations and several coloured charts. 136 pages . Reprint. Hardback.


    NZD $124.00

    Shipwrecks On and Off the Taranaki Coast by Margaret de Jardine

    Volume 1 in Margaret Jardine's series on Taranaki's martime history, illustrated with b+w photos.


    AUD $11.00

    Animal Navigation by Lockley, R.M

    New York: Hart Publishing. 1967. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Black & white illustrations. 205 pages . 1st US Edition. Hardback.



    Sight reduction tables for air navigation

    H.M.S.O, 1977-01-01. Hardcover. Good-. . GOOD-. *3 vols. set. blue cloth boards, no jackets issued, chips and coaster stains to covers, shelf and handling wear, lightly sunned/stained page edges..<p> Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com<p> Orders shipped via USPS.



    The Whole Art of Navigation; in Five Books: Containing I. The Principles of Navigation and Geometry. II. The Principles of Astronomy. III. The Practical Part of Navigation. IV. The Description and Use of such instruments, as are useful in taking Observations at Sea, and therein, the Use of a large new Sinical Quadrant, performing with more exactness than any yet extant, all Questions relating to Navigation; rendered so easie as to be understood by the meanest Capacity. V. Useful Tables in Navigation, wherein those of the Suns and Stars Declination and Right Ascension, &c. are newly calculated. The whole delivered in a very easie and familiar Stile, by way of Dialogue between a Tutor and his Scholar; approved by the ablest Mathematicians by NEWHOUSE, Daniel

    Engraved frontis., two folding engraved charts, six engravings in the text, and numerous woodcut diagrams & illus. in the text. 10 p.l., 199, 100-124, 121-152, 253-311, [1], 128, 113-131 pp. [and quite complete]. 4to, cont. black morocco by the Charles Mearne bindery (short crack at foot of upper joint, faint dampstain in lower outer corner to first 50 leaves), sides panelled in gilt, inner panel with roll-tooled floral pattern, the corners surmounted with floral & vase devices, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. London: Printed for the Author, 1685. First edition and very rare; ESTC locates only the Huntington and Yale copies in North America. This is a fine and fresh copy in a binding from the Charles Mearne bindery, using a number of tools which can be traced to the Mearne bindery (see Nixon, English Restoration Bookbindings (1974), plates 17, 30, 31, 33, and 34). "Captain Newhouse gives a clear and comprehensive account of navigational practise in his day, including the astronomical tables then in use, but he prints the faulty tables of the sun's parallax published by Tycho Brahe and Philip Lansberg, giving values up to 2 and 3 minutes, whereas it has been shown to be a matter of seconds only (correctly 8 sec.), as well as the tables of refraction by the same two astronomers which had been improved upon. He gives an engraving of the sinical quadrant, which with the astrolabe, cross-staff, Davis's Quadrant (i.e. backstaff) and the astronomical ring are the instruments recommended."-Taylor, The Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor & Stuart England 1485-1714, 443. This was a successful book with at least four editions through 1718. Nice copy. Minor wear and a slight tear in inner blank margin of frontispiece. Signature of "David Barclay 1731" on title and repeated on rear free endpaper. Bookplate of the Institution of Naval Architects, Scott Library.


    CAD $20.00

    The Wilderness Route Finder by Rutstrum, Calvin

    New York: The Macmillan Company, 1967. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 16mo. Kouba, Les. Original jacket and green cloth. Top edge red. Illustration of Compass Rose blind stamped on front board. x, 214 p.p. Illustrated throughout. Calvin Rutstrum [1895-1982] was an American outdoorsman and author who wrote about wilderness and camping techniques. Wilderness Route Finder is his fifth book, is a practical and illustrated guide to finding your way in the wilderness. The book discusses maps and map reading, natural route finders, the compass, and other navigation techniques. Light soiling to jacket covers. Front inner flap clipped. Staining along head of inner covers. Dampstains to upper front and rear board. Light rubbing at edges and corners. Bruising at spine-ends. Previous ownership inscription on F.F.E.P. Otherwise a very good copy. 1



    Imray Yachting Chart: Y16 Rivers Stour and Orwell by author n/a

    Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, 1977. new metric edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/n/a. Map with corrections to 1978; this fold-out coloured map gives navigational details for the Rivers Stour & Orwell in Suffolk n/a.. Item Type: Map. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; East Anglia; Suffolk; Navigation; England; Reference. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3114. . This book is very light, and may be shipped for less than the standard book cost quoted at this site..


    NZD $20.00

    Coasts of Treachery by Eugene Grayland

    1963. First printing. Hardcover. Good/poor. With b&w illustrations. Tight & cleanish internally though aged & prelims foxed & penned name on ep. Gilt spine-titles on good blue cloth, in a foxed, chipped & shabby-edged dw. a catalogue of less savoury pioneering events around coastal NZ



    The Yachtsman's Pilot to the West Coast of Scotland: Clyde to Colonsay by Lawrence, Martin

    Imray,Laurie,Norie & Wilson Ltd, 1993. Previous owners inscriptions: No. Book Condition: Good+. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: 1993. 1st Edition: 2nd Edition. Pages: 152. Description: Illustrated in colour and black and white.. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket.


    NZD $55.00

    Wake of the Invercauld - Shipwrecked in the Subantarctic by Madelene Ferguson Allen

    1997 1st Edition hb+dw Larger Format col photos 256 pages Tight & clean, tidy penned name fep, gilt spine-titles on tips-rubbed green cloth in vg dw (..wrecked, Auckland Islands 1864..) ... Appendix-3 gives the report from Andrew Smith, First Mate, 1866 of 'Narrative of The Wreck .. Invercauld of AberDeen ...' Auckland Isles wreck Invercauld 1864 1997 ed HB


    AUD $20.02

    The Complete Coastal Navigator; A Textbook Addressed to All Seamen, Qualified or Unqualified, Who Are Interested in the Science and Art of Navigation by Cotter, Charles H

    Hollis & Carter, London, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. Introduction by author and index. The text is illustrated with 5 black-and-white photographs and numerous figures and illustrations. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear panel. "While the shipmaster is at all times responsible for the safety of his vessel, navigation in coastal waters presents special difficulties which make the greatest demand on his skill as a seaman and navigator. This volume presents a clear, concise and complete treatment of every aspect of coastal navigation (excepting only harbour pilotage)." – from the front fold over panel blurb. Though specifically aimed at the English seaman, the book can be used in any waters and seaman. A little rubbing of the backstrip edges and of the book corners. Age toning and faint foxing to the text block edges and a little age toning of the pages. Some faint stains to the front pages. Foxing to the top text edge. Some creasing of the dustwrapper edges with rubbing of the panels. Handling marks in foxing to the rear panel and the top edge shows some small closed tears. Foxing and some staining to the fold over panels with a little age toning to the verso. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], 5 - 320 pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Navigation; Reference. Inventory No: 0128151. .


    NZD $30.00

    New Zealand Shipwrecks 1795-1970 by C.W.N. Ingram

    A History of New Zealand Shipwrecks 1795-1970, Illustrated with b+w photo plates.


    AUD $20.02

    Nicholls's Concise Guide to the Ministry of Transport Navigation Examinations All Grades Volume 1 by Brown, Charles H

    Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow, 1949. Reprint. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. Illustrator: Diagrams & charts. The original blue cloth covered boards, rubbed at the top and bottom of the spinal section with a small tear at the bottom of the spine section, flecking of the cloth; foxing of the end pages, front end pages have Mariner's compass and the new pattern compass and its equivalents, internally clean, I can find no annotations. The foldout maps bound into the book show no damage. 7th edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XX, 616, [2] pages +3 maps inserted in rear pocket. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Diagrams & charts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Navigation; Inventory No: 0280612. . THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU.


    NZD $40.00

    The Cruise of Acheron by Sheila Natusch

    Naval Survey of NZ by the British, 1848-1851, accompanied by b+w and col. illustrations.


    AUD $15.02

    The Navigator's Art by Hutson, A.B.A

    Mills & Boon Ltd, London, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. five appendices, a short bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs and black-and-white illustrations. Colour illustrated laminated boards with red coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A history of the art of navigation, from the Polynesians and Scandinavians in their early exploration endeavours, through to such men as Columbus, Magellan, Drake, then to the more modern, sophisticated navigational aids and techniques. Rubbing to the book panels and book edges. Previous owners name to the lower right-hand corner of the three front end paper and to the left hand corner of the same page, the remains of a stick can be seen and original price has been placed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 3), 4-192 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Navigation; ISBN: 0263055922. ISBN/EAN: 9780263055924. Inventory No: 0112681. . 9780263055924



    Yachtsman's Pilot to the West Coast of Scotland: Crinan to Canna by Lawrence, Martin

    Paperback. Acceptable.

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