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  • The Penance Way – The Mystery of Puffin’s Atlantic Voyage – Merton Naydler

    The Penance Way – The Mystery of Puffin’s Atlantic Voyage – Merton Naydler

    Published by Hutchinson, London a first edition 1968.

    Octavo, 252 pages with end paper charts, photographic illustrations and diagrams. Nicely put together and a very good copy.

    David Johnstone and John Hore lost their lives mid-Atlantic in 1966. The fifteen-foot Puffin was found upturned. Extraordinarily, Johnstone had left behind a 35,000-word journal … upon which this book is primarily written.

    Courage and tenacity documented to the very end.

    $25.00

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  • Glimpses of the Australian Colonies  and New Zealand – Captain Barry – First edition 1903

    Glimpses of the Australian Colonies and New Zealand – Captain Barry – First edition 1903

    Subtitled … “A Thrilling Narrative of the Early Days: Embodying the Life-History of Captain William Jackson Barry Who Arrived in New South Wales in 1829” … and it is really quite “Thrilling”

    Published by Brett, Auckland in 1903. Small quarto, 211 pages, decorated end papers, illustrated with photographic portraits. Original cloth covered binding with gilt embossed design and title to front and spine … gilt a little faded … otherwise a very good solid unmarked copy.

    William Barry was born in 1819. His father was a vet. At a dinner party Sir John Alcock took a liking to him and asked his father to let William enter his service. With this achieved, Alcock set off for Australia with young William on the “Red Rover” in the year 1828. Typhus broke out onboard and many died. On arrival at Sydney the ship was quarantined for six weeks … it was dreadful… and life ashore not much better. Alcock hated it and organised swift passage to Buenos Ayres. On the way to the dock Barry decided he liked Sydney so much he ran away and hid in a tank until the ship had gone. And so Barry’s life in the Antipodes started then … at the age of ten!

    His life was certainly different … at various times he sailed … carrying Timor Ponies to Sydney … shipwrecked nearly starved and rescued. Other times he was in the gold fields in Victoria (Eureka), New Zealand and California. Was variously a butcher (his early trade), farmer, auctioneer and horse dealer (bushrangers robbed him) … married more than once into money.

    Near the back of the book is a potted history of Australia and a selection of biographies of notable gents … the most common feature being and incredible collection of beards

    Captain Barry the sort of life films should be made about

    $60.00

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  • From Raft to Raft – Bengt Danilesson – First English Edition 1960

    From Raft to Raft – Bengt Danilesson – First English Edition 1960

    Published by George Allen & Unwin, London in 1960. Octavo, 184 pages, end paper charts, numerous images from photographs by Alain Brun. Apart from some innocent tape ghosts on the end papers a very good copy.

    The author Scandinavian, Bengt Danielson was expert Ocean-going rafts. He was not on this expedition., the Tahiti Nui. And recounts the story from survivor Alain Brun.

    Ethnologist Eric de Bisschop held a view opposite to Thor Heyerdahl … that the Polynesians sailed west from Tahiti to influence Chilli and Peru. He set out to prove it in the Tahiti Nui I and then sailed back in Tahiti Niu II a voyage twice that of Heyderdhal all up. Great difficulties were encountered and in the second leg a makeshift raft had to be made from what was left. Leader, Bisschop died before they were rescued.

    An amazing story, though one with a sad ending … a Voyager favourite

    $30.00

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  • Westward from Cocos – Coralie and  Leslie Rees – First edition 1960

    Westward from Cocos – Coralie and Leslie Rees – First edition 1960

    Published by the Australian Publishing Company in association with Harrap, London. A first Australian edition. Octavo, 268 pages, end paper maps and numerous illustrations from period photographs. Dust jacket a little chipped and some minor age marks, all up still a very good copy.

    Australians Coralie and Leslie Rees had already written the successful Spinifex Walkabout. Here they sail from Australia to England via the Cocos Islands, Mauritius, South Africa 9where they land and tour up through Rhodesia and on to the Victoria Falls. Back with the boat they sail up the East African coast and on through the Suez.

    On the Cocos the meet John Ross and on Mauritius retrace the steps of Matthew Flinders … and meet “Coelacanth” Smith, the discoverer of that important creature off Mombasa.

    Much more than plain sailing with C & L Rees.

    $30.00

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  • France Australe – Marchant

    France Australe – Marchant

    Leslie Marchant’s highly regarded book a very good first edition 1982.

    A focus on French activity with a strong focus on Western Australia. Based on previously unused naval and other archival records in France.

    The story of French exploration and their plans to colonise Australia. Commencing as early as the reign of Louis XII challenging the Spanish and Portuguese a period referred to as “the ancient regime” through the Napoleonic period and the Bourbon restoration.

    The French, Western Australia and more

    $60.00

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  • The Sea and Me – Humphrey Barton – First edition 1952

    The Sea and Me – Humphrey Barton – First edition 1952

    An unusual maritime book by Marine Surveyor Humphrey Barton. A first edition published by Robert Ross, London in 1952. Octavo, 142 pages nicely illustrated by John Chancellor. Very good condition.

    Fourteen short accounts, all true, from all angles maritime. Involves the vessels Kittiwake, Lady Nanella, Jean II, Dauntless, Monie, Fulruna etc and a M.F.V. during the War

    A super collection of nautical accounts – ideal for evening reading .

    $25.00

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