Log Books of the steamship ‘Rachel’ 1910 – 1916
the first volume contains technical details of the ship, including a large folding plan laid down to the front end-papers.
It also contains a schedule of eighteen voyages between 1910 and 1916, with details of cargos carried, cost and profit, and other information. the book concludes with a few pages headed ‘liquidation accounts, December 1916 – June 1917.
the second volume contains the manuscript log for voyages between September 1915 and November 1916, with the Engineer’s log from September 1915 to January 1916. There is also a survey report dated Karachi, 19th May 1916 plus a small plan.
the s.s. ‘Rachel’ was a cargo steamship of 3580 tons, built by W.Gray & Co. in West Hartlepool and first registered in 1910. the ship undertook long distance trading voyages to India, South America, the United States, the middle east and elsewhere between 1910 and 1916 and was sometimes used on Admiralty service during the war years.
Storia sei Trasporti Italia – Trasporti Marittimi di Linea
by Ogliari, Radogna & others
Cavallotti Editori, Milan, 1975-1987.
the complete set of this tremendously comprehensive history of Italian passenger shipping
Souvenirs de Marine
collection de plans ou dessins de navires et de bateaux anciens ou modernes,
existants ou disparus, avec les élements numériques nécessaires a leur construction
by Vice-Amiral Francois-Edmond Paris
Grenoble, Editions Des 4 Seigneurs, 1975.
a fine facsimile reprint of the famous 1892-1908 work, reproducing all of the 360 plates, which in turn illustrate several thousand craft. limited to 1700 sets.
please note that these are very heavy books and we will need to charge extra shipping costs for overseas orders – please ask for details
Panama, le passé – le présent – l’avenir. bound with, Panama, le Trafic. Phillipe Bunau-Varilla
Paris, G.Masson, 1892
A Compleat Theory of the Construction and Properties of Vessels, with practical conclusions for the management of ships,made easy to navigators – Leonhard Euler
London, printed for P.Elmsley, 1776
Sail, the romance of the Clipper Ships – limited edition of fifty copies
Basil Lubbock & Jack Spurling
Patrick Stephens, .
as desirable as the original, this is the superb limited edition of the finely produced facsimile reprint.
Limited to only fifty numbered copies, this work of art has been specially bound in full morocco decorated in gilt, with gilt edges and silk cloth end-papers, and each volume is contained in a slip-case with leather lettering strips.
volume one has been personally signed by Alan Villiers, who wrote the introduction for this reprint.
please note that the books were issued with inner and outer slip-cases, but on the outer cases are present on this set (the double slip-cases were a mixed blessing anyway, as the books were contained so tightly in them that they tended to develop a certain mustiness over time)
Lives of the Engineers – Smeaton and Rennie [Harbours – Lighthouses – Bridges] – with fore-edge painting
London, John Murray, 1891
Sail, the Romance of the Clipper Ships
by Basil Lubbock & Jack Spurling
Blue Peter Publications 1930-36
probably the finest collection of clipper ship art in book form
comprising seventy-eight superb coloured reproductions of Jack Spurling’s evocative paintings, ably complemented by a descriptive text by Basil Lubbock