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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.

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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.

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THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA
Written by Garrett Mattingly.
Stock no. 1821956
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2002. Nearly fine condition.

Bright orange pictorial cloth. Colour illustrations. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed.

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THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF SMALL CRAFT
Written by Gordon Fairley.
Stock no. 2134661
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st 1976. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

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.

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THE BOMB VESSEL GRANADO 1742
Written by Peter Goodwin.
Stock no. 1320889
Published by Naval Institute Press. 1st 1989. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

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.

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MEMOIRS OF A SEAFARING LIFE
Written by William Spavens; N.A.M. Rodger.
Stock no. 1320851
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2000. Nearly fine condition.

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.

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THE HISTORY OF THE MIDDLESBROUGH DOCK 1842-2000
Written by John H. Proud.
Stock no. 2134511
Published by Printability Publishing Ltd.. 1st 2000. Nearly fine condition.

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.

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THE LAST GRAIN RACE
Written by Eric Newby.
Stock no. 1320757
Published by Folio Society. 2001. Nearly fine condition.

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.

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'V & W' CLASS DESTROYERS 1917-1945
Written by Antony Preston.
Stock no. 2134482
Published by MacDonald. 1st 1971. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

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.

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ROYAL NAVAL COASTAL FORCES 1939-1945
Written by A.J.D. North.
Stock no. 2134479
Published by Almark Publishing Co. Ltd.. 1st 1972. Very good condition.

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.

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TRIBAL CLASS DESTROYERS
Written by Peter Hodges.
Stock no. 2134477
Published by Almark Publishing Co. Ltd.. 1st 1971. Very good condition.

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.

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POWERBOAT RACING
Written by Bill Shakespeare.
Stock no. 2134324
Published by Cassell & Company Ltd. 1st 1968. Good condition in a good dustwrapper.

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.

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