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
Model Shipwright, a quarterly journal of ships and ship models – complete run
Bowen, John [editor]
Conway Maritime Press, 1972-2008.
a complete run of this important quarterly modelling journal from number 1, Autumn 1972, through to 144, December 2008 (thereafter the magazine was only published annually).
all in the original card covers, except for the first four issues that were issued as hardbacks.
excellent condition. also included is the index volume for numbers 1 – 100, and the large folding modeller’s draughts that were included with the later issues [number 86 lacks the modeller’s draught].
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Admiralty
commencing with the judgements of the Right Hon. Sir William Scott, Michelmas Term 1798
by Christopher Robinson.
London printed by R. Taylor & Co. Shoe Lane for J. Butterworth and J. White, 1806
a superb collection of reports of maritime legal cases, many concerning the seizure of merchant vessels between the years 1798 and 1806, during the period of the Napoleonic wars.
a valuable source work vividly illustrating the difficulties and perils of trading by sea at this time, and a clear insight into the workings of the High Court of Admiralty.
Initially the set was complete in these five volumes, but a sixth volume was added in 1808
Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze. a study in Chinese nautical research
Shanghai, Inspectorate General of Customs, 1947-48