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THE LAST CRUSADER: JOHN COBB'S WORLD WATER SPEED RECORD CHALLENGER
Written by Barry Stobart-Hook.
Stock no. 2134790
Published by April Cottage Publications. 1st 2008. Slightly better than very good condition.
Card wraps. B/w photos. In the later 1940s and early 50s, Britain still led the world in technical innovation. Three men were determined to recapture the World's Water Speed Record with the first purpose built jet propelled craft. This is the story of the design and construction of their incredible boat, and the trials and attempt on Loch Ness at speeds far higher than every achieved before. ISBN: 9780955914706. Includes bottom half of what appears to be a letter/receipt from the author; SIGNED by author on slip.
SENT FORTH A DOVE: DISCOVERY OF THE DUYFKEN
Written by James Henderson.
Stock no. 1821996
Published by University Of Western Australia Press. 1st 1999. Very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
In 1606 the little Dutch East India Company Ship, Duyfken, came upon the coast of Cape York Peninsula. Its skipper, Willem Jansz went to his grave without knowing that his crew were the first Europeans to land on the shores of the sixth continent. His chart lay undiscovered in the archives for many years. Nearly 400 years later, a small group of people dedicated themselves to the daunting task of bringing the Dufyken story back to life including building a replica ship. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos & illustrations and a few colour photos. This is a presentation copy of 1000 numbered and signed by the author. ISBN: 1876268247. This is copy 340 of 1000 SIGNED by the author. Text block browned, a few foxspots to endpaper. Blue pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed. Strong tobacco smell present.
Bright orange pictorial cloth. Colour illustrations. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed.
Observer book No. 64. With over 260 illustrations in the text and 8 pages of colour plates. Blue boards, white titles. ISBN: 0723215596. Bump and darkening to spine. Browning to outer page edges. Wrapper is unevenly browned, with stain to base of spine growing outwards.
Slightly oblong format. Anatomy of the Ship Series. Contains superbly executed line drawings - the conventional 3-view type of plan as well as explanatory perspective views with fully descriptive keys. ISBN: 0870211781. Light bumping to corners. Contents are excellent. Some fading to wrapper spine.
Blue cloth spine and rear cover, colour pictorial front board. Colour and b/w plates. Minimal rubbing to corners. Tiny mark to front edge of spine. Contained in publisher's slipcase which has minimal rubbing at corners else fine.
Large format. Card wraps. B/w photos. As seen from the perspective of the owning railway companies. ISBN: 1872239315. SIGNED by author to title page.
Pale yellow pictorial boards. Gilt title to spine. B/w photos. This edition includes and introduction by the author extracted from his book Learning The Ropes. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners. Contained in publisher's orange slipcase which is very slightly grubby and has a 1" split to centre of one edge.
Compiled from official records, personal reminiscences and biographies. Brown cloth. B/w photographs and diagrams. ISBN: 0356034712. Browning to outer page edges. A few marks to endpaper. Wrapper is worn at edges, with a few small nicks.
A profusely illustrated record of the fast small coastal craft used by the Royal Navy in World War 2; complete with data, class lists, scale drawings, camouflage drawings, and over 50 photographs. Cardwraps. B/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0855240695. Browning and creasing to spine. Some grubby marks to covers. Page edge browning.
Card wraps. A highly detailed monograph for warship enthusiasts, covering in depth the history and ships of one of the most famous classes of Royal Navy and Commonwealth vessels; includes full armament details and over 80 pictures showing all ships in the class, with 5 colour pages. ISBN: 0855240474. A few spots and some browning/grubby marks to covers. Page edge browning.
Brown boards with silver title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0304922358. Ex-lib. with usual markings. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Front endpaper is stuck to front pastedown. Foxing to title page and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-torn and chipped with visible tape repairs to verso; unevenly browned. A reading copy.