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Ship Building Books & Ephemera

The Shipwright's Trade

The Shipwright's Trade

by Sir Westcott Abell

Cambridge University Press, London, 1948, : xiii, 218 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. b/w, diagrams. Includes index. A technical history focusing, after a brief introduction on "early days", on English shipbuilding from Tudor times to the end of the nineteenth century. Good, fading on spine and edges.
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CA$40.00
The Ships of Collingwood

The Ships of Collingwood

by Gillham, Skip

Riverbank Traders, St. Catherines, ON, 1992, 192 p. ill. b/w photographs, very good tpb. Ships built at the yard for over one hundred years, many are pictured and documented, these included merchant and naval vessels - corvettes and minesweepers for Canada, Britain and the US, at the Collingwood Shipyards.
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CA$30.00
An Essay Addressed To Captains Of The Royal Navy, And Those Of The Merchant Service; On The Means Of Preserving The Health Of Their Crews: With Directions For The Prevention Of Dry Rot In Ships

An Essay Addressed To Captains Of The Royal Navy, And Those Of The Merchant Service; On The Means Of Preserving The Health Of Their Crews: With Directions For The Prevention Of Dry Rot In Ships

by Finlayson, Robert, M.D

London: Printed For Thomas and George Underwood, 1824. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter black morocco, marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers and edges. Near fine. ii,ii, 85 pages. 22 x 14 cm. Two page dedication to Lord Viscount Melville (First Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty). Frontispiece diagram, and last page advert for the author's, "Treatise On The Gulf Stream," etc. Finlayson outlines the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy ship environment, discussing, cleaning,... Read more
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$695.00
The story of Pictou's Park ships

The story of Pictou's Park ships

by Wallis, Ron and Pictou County Genealogy & Heritage Society

Advocate Print. & Pub., Pictou NS, 2004, first ed., inscribed by author, previous owner label, 180 p. : ill.b/w photographs, facs. ; 28 cm., index of names in text. The history is from the articles originally in Pictou Advocate, Foundation Maritime employee newsletter 'The Fo'c'sle,' and is accompanied by photographs taken between 1941 and 1945. There were 24 Park ships were built for the wartime effort.
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CA$60.00
Rickmers : 1834-1984, 150 years

Rickmers : 1834-1984, 150 years

by Kludas, Arnold

Koehler, Herford, 1984, first eng. ed. 128 p. ill. end-papers, col. and b/w., photographs, paintings and facs. Very Good plus/ very good plus. The history of the company which built ships including a schooner yacht for King George V of Hanover in 1858. From square rigged ships to the container ships of 1984, Rickmers has been important in shipping.
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CA$50.00
Practical shipbuilding  - Vol. 1.

Practical shipbuilding - Vol. 1.

by Holms, A Campbell

Longmans, Green and Co. London, 1918, Vol. 1. 3rd ed. 3rd imp. 637 p. updated from the original 1904 ed. Very good minus with minor soiling on edges. The stresses and the design, rules of the classification societies, new ship designs, ballast and plating are among the comprehensive topics covered. This first volume is text only (another vol. contains drawings). Heavy will require extra postage.
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CA$75.00
U. S. Cruisers: An Illustrated Design History

U. S. Cruisers: An Illustrated Design History

by Friedman, Norman

Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (1984). Third Printing. Hardcover. 0870217186 . Book is as new. No ownership or other markings. Binding sound, cover clean, corners sharp. DJ has just a trace of wear which is barely noticible. DJ now in Brodart mylar sleeve. ; BW photographs, maps, drawings; 9.1 X 6.6 X 1.1 inches; 496 pages .
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$85.00
Tools of the Maritime Trades

Tools of the Maritime Trades

by Horsley, John E

Camden, Maine: International Marine Publishing Company. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1978. Hardcover. Tan cover with gilt lettering on spine has very minimal wear and is clean. Binding sound. There are small very light tide marks on the inside upper corners infringing slightly onto the paste down endpapers. There is a some speckled foxing on the upper part of the endpapers. A small splatter on the upper corner of the text block is visible on about 15 leaves and has left a faint tide mark about... Read more
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$45.83
The Colonial Merchantman Susan Constant, 1605

The Colonial Merchantman Susan Constant, 1605

by Lavery, Brian

Annapolis, Maryland: US Naval Institute Press. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. (1989). Hardcover. 0870215833 . Book and DJ as new. No ownership or other markings. Not a remainder. ; Anatomy Of The Ship; 10.2 X 10.0 X 0.6 inches; 120 pages .
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$38.00
A Touch of Magic. The Building of the One and All

A Touch of Magic. The Building of the One and All

by Young, John

Adelaide: Jubilee Sailing Ship Project Incorporated. 1984. Oblong Small Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 17.5cm]. Very Good condition - Card Covers. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Staple-bound. Light rubbing to spine. 44 pages . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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AU$18.00