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  • THE NAVAL STORES BRISBANE  – An Historical Survey and Management Plan – Don Roderick

    THE NAVAL STORES BRISBANE – An Historical Survey and Management Plan – Don Roderick

    A unique item. Landscape presentation, 103 pages, copied and perfect bound monochrome illustrations throughout in good plus condition. Produced for the Queensland Government in 1984.

    An Historical Survey and Management Plan. Unusual and rare. Typescript reproduced on a duplicating machine. Includes: an historic perspective, chronology of site development, stores buildings concept and design, the designers, the design documents, remedial works, possible uses etc..

    Scarce Queensland/ Brisbane History of the Naval Stores

    $50.00

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  • Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail – Bernard Ireland.

    Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail – Bernard Ireland.

    A first edition published by Harper Collins, London in the year 2000. A substantial book that will require an Overseas postage supplement.

    Largeish quarto, 240 pages, heavily illustrated throughout. A very good copy. Marine collector Naughton’s bookplate on front paste down. The writer and the illustrator both veterans of “naval publication” including elements of Jane’s.

    The period 1756 – 1815 was one of heightened naval conflict like no other time. George III was the British Monarch through this entire period … the Seven Years’ War; The American War of Independence; The Revolutionary War; Napoleon and the War of 1812. It must have seemed strange when it was all over?

    All the wars and most of the ships.

    $40.00

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  • Ships Figureheads – Complete Set of John Player’s Cards – 1931

    Ships Figureheads – Complete Set of John Player’s Cards – 1931

    A complete set of 25 vibrantly coloured cigarette cards used to promote John Player’s cigarettes – issued in 1931.

    The first time we have had this set and already our favourite. A maritime delight. Each card has an interesting narrative on the back … a wee bit better and more informative than other sets we believe.

    In protective sleeve as shown .. the odd insignificant mark – a really good set.

    Naval vessels include … Princess Royal, Queen Charlotte, Colossus, Seahorse, Bellerophon (We prefer “Billy Ruffian”), Royal Sovereign, Black Prince, Victory (hurray), Terra Nova, Formidable etc etc.

    We have seen this set mounted for display. One of the few that can still get away with that treatment in the “modern home”!

    Complete set and a nautical delight

    $120.00

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  • The Tregurtha Log – Relating the Adventurous Life of Capt Edward Primrose Tregurtha.

    The Tregurtha Log – Relating the Adventurous Life of Capt Edward Primrose Tregurtha.

    A pretty sumptuous production by Published and Editor Dan Sprod. Published under his Blubber Press in 1980.

    Folio, 166 pages, illustrated, tipped in volured plate and tipped in frontispiece, elaborate design to title page, end paper maps. A fine copy.

    Limited to six hundred numbered copies, in this form, of which this is numbered 474, signed by Dan Sprod.

    Cornishman Tregurtha led an adventurous life for sure. Started out in the Navy at none years old in the Napoleonic Wars. Then to East Indiamen to China. As a grown man to Hobart and Captain of the Caroline and South Sea Whaling. His Log the subject of this book was in the possession of Norman Whettenhall [a surname we know well] of Melbourne … we can’s imagine the excitement of Dan Sprod when he first read this treasure.

    A rather stunning book and one hell of a story

    $90.00

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  • Original 17th Century Engraving – French Naval Vessel –  Allain Manesson Mallet – Paris 1683

    Original 17th Century Engraving – French Naval Vessel – Allain Manesson Mallet – Paris 1683

    An delightful original copper engraving from 1683. From one of the most magnificent illustrated works of the 17th Century, “Le Description de l’Univers”.

    Covering all manner of things naval and cartographic this is a fine engraving of one of the principal ships of the French Navy.

    Engraved area approximately 15cm by 10cm. Matted, with “French lines”, as shown in the second image.

    Mallet (1630-1706) was a French cartographer and engineer. He started his career as a soldier in the army of Louis XIV became a Sergeant Major and an Inspector of Fortifications. His maps have a beautiful decorative and unique style.

    17th Century Naval engraving matted ready to frame.

    $90.00

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  • Manila Galleon [Anson’s Voyage] – F van Wyck mason – First Edition 1961.

    Manila Galleon [Anson’s Voyage] – F van Wyck mason – First Edition 1961.

    An unusual one from the Anson’s Voyage Cannon … the novelisation of the dramatic events by American author Francis van Wyck Mason.

    First UK edition published by Hutchinson, London in 1961. Octavo, 490 pages plus appendices and explanatory forward. Dust jacket a bit tattered cloth covered boards a bit flecked. Nice and clean inside, end paper charts etc. A pretty good copy of an interesting read.

    The story of Anson’s voyage to put it about the Spanish in the Pacific and steal their gold [lots of it] from the “Manila Galleon” is a remarkable one. Several books from the period, mid 18th century, and many afterwards. Our author was languishing in a London hospital bed in 1946 when he read the interesting contemporary account of Pascoe Thomas … like many he was hooked on the broader story from then … it took a while to read the other volumes, assimilate the basis of his historical story and finalise this weighty fact based novel. We love it.

    The Manila Galleon – Anson’s Prize

    $80.00

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