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1 MacGREGOR, David R CHAPELLE, Howard I., foreword] Fast Sailing Ships : Their Design and Construction, 1775-1875. Second Edition, Revised, in dustjacket.
Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD, 1988, ISBN:0870218956 
MacGREGOR, David R. Fast Sailing Ships : Their Design and Construction, 1775-1875. (Annapolis, MD): Naval Institute Press, (1988). Second Revised Edition. Pp. (6),[7]-319,(1). Illustrated in black and white. Largely triple-column. Large 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Howard I. Chapelle. David Roy MacGregor (b. August 25, 1925, Fulham, London). "From a massive corpus of raw material, the author traces the development ofthese merchant ships, from the small coasting smacks to the great wool cli ppers. He describes the economic and legal influences on their design, the effects of the changing materials from wood through composite construction to iron and steel, and the changing roles of the builders and naval architects. From all this material emerges a fascinating history of the shipping industry as a whole." -from the dustjacket. Chapters : 1. Ship Design and Construction 1775-1850 (Employment of fast ships, Principles of naval architecture from English books, Criteria for analysis, Innovations in construction, and Tonnage measurement and registration); 2. Early Fast Ships 1775-1815(Clipper terminology, Cutters and cutter-build, English privateers, Swedis h, French and American privateers and blockade runners, Post Office packets, The Transit and other long ships, Some royal yachts, Revenue cutters and smugglers, and Brigantine St Helena); 3. Clipper Ship Development 1815-1839(Definitions, Post office packets, A merchant ship and an East Indiaman, H ilhouse schooners, The brig Nelson, The Falcon, Outline speccification of alterations to the Falcon, T&J Brocklebank's brigantine Dash and barquentineBonanza, Leith smacks, Clipper schooners, A demand for clippers, The Symon dites, Opium clippers, Fast ships in eastern trades, and New measurement tonnage); 4. The Aberdeen Bow 1839-1850 (The Scottish Maid, Development of Aberdeen bow, Some of Hall's clippers compared, Other clippers of the 1840s, Early American clipper ship development, and The Camertonian); 5. Progress of Shipbuilding 1850-1875 (Iron as a shipbuilding material, Rules for iron ships, Spread of iron shipbuilding, Steel shipbuilding, Review of wood shipbuilding, Diagonal and experimental construction in wood, Composite construction, Improvements to deck fittings and rigging, and Tonnage measurement by 1854 rule); 6. The Clipper Ship Boom 1850-1859 (Introduction, The Three Bells, The Australian gold rush, Alexander Duthie and Walter Hood, The hurricane and other iron clippers, The Gauntlet clipper ship, William Rennie, Alexander Stephen jnr and the Storm Cloud, Benjamin Nicholson and the Annandale, Alexander Hall's tea clippers, John and William Pile, American and Canadian clippers, The Schomberg, Sarah Neumann and the clippers of southern England, Charles Tayleur & Co. Warrington, Clippers of north-west England, Clippers of the late 1850s, Clipper schooners and brigs, and Conclusions); 7.The Later Clippers 1860-1875 (Introduction, The Fiery Cross and Black Prin ce, The auxiliary steamer Sea King, Other clippers of 1860-68, William Pileand the Maitland, Robert Steele & Co.'s tea clippers, Charles Connell and the Spindrift, Bernard Waymouth and the Thermopylae, Some of Alexander Hall's clippers, Clippers of 1869-70, The Mermerus and other iron clippers of the 1870s, and Clippers, brigs and schooners). With the following appendices: 1. Definitions of tonnage measurements and registration; 2. Ships built by Alexander Hall & Sons, Aberdeen, 1811-1875; 3. Spar dimensions of Thermopylae; 4. Specification of iron sailing ship Sarah Palmer. Name inked to flyleaf, else very good in lightly edge-bumped dust jacket. 70.00

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2 MACGREGOR, David R MACGREGOR, David R. Tea Clippers An account of the China Tea Trade and some of the British sailing ships engaged in it from 1849 to 1869; with drawings by the author. 1st ed. in dj.
Percival Marshall, London, 1952, 
MACGREGOR, David R. The Tea Clippers: An account of the China Tea Trade andsome of the British sailing ships engaged in it from 1849 to 1869; with dr awings by the author. London Percival Marshall & Co., Ltd., (1952). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xx,(2),3-272, frontispiece + 28 pages of plates + 7 folding plans. Other illustrations in the text. 8vo, maroon cloth. This classicaccount of the emergence and refinement of the British fast clippers conce ntrates particularly on the technical questions of vessel design, as illustrated through photographs and lines drawings. "This book presents for the first time a thorough analysis of one of the most fascinating eras in the long age of sail. During the fifties and sixties there was developed and maintained in Great Britain a fleet of small fast-sailing and hard-driven ships, built expressly to race tea from China on to the London market. These clippers were ideally suited to their own trade and their perfection of designhas been acknowledged everywhere . The original method of presentation mak es this not only a highly readable book but also a great mine of information. THe whole mechanism of the highly complex China trade is desribed in addition to the development in design and construction of the ships, the careers of which are treated biographically, and their passages from China listed in the extensive Appendices. The Tea Clippers is the culmination of much detailed research. One of its features is the collection of superb folding plans, drawn by the author, which, together with his drawings in the text and over forty reproductions from paintings and early photographs, make thisbook an authoritative account of this particular phase of our maritime his tory." - from the dj. Chapters : 1. The Aberdeen Bow 2. Wood, Iron, or Composite; 3. Requirements of Design; 4. The Greenock Model; 5. Changing Trade.Appendices : I. China Passages; II. The Fastest Passages Made to and from China; III. Spar Dimensions of Stornoway, Falcon, Ariel, and Maitland.; IV.Comparative Table of Coefficients of Under Deck Tonnage; V. Rules for the Measurement of Tonnage. With bibliography and very extensive index. Some wear to cloth, head of spine bumped, some overall wear, bookplate, else vg inchipped dj. 45.00

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3 MacGREGOR, David R. Merchant Sailing Ships 1775-1815 : Their Design and Construction. First Edition in dustjacket
Model and Allied Publications / Argus Books Ltd, Watford , 1980, 1980 0852426631 / 9780852426630 
MacGREGOR, David R. Merchant Sailing Ships 1775-1815 : Their Design and Construction. Drawings and diagrams by the Author from contemporary sources. Additional drawings by P.A. Roberts, T.W. Ward and others. (Watford) : Modeland Allied Publications / Argus Books Ltd., (1980). First Printing. Pp (4) ,v-viii,1-218. Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth.

Chapters:
1. Invention and Trade 1775-1815 ;
2. Square Rig and Fore-and-Aft 1775-1793 ;
3. Square Rig and Fore-and-Aft 1793-1815;
4. East Indiamen.
With index.

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4 MacGREGOR, David R. Tea Clippers : An account of the China Tea Trade and of some of the Britiish Sailing Ships engaged in it from 1849 to 1869. UK in dj
Percival Marshall, London, 1952, 
MacGREGOR, David R. The Tea Clippers : An account of the China Tea Trade and of some of the Britiish Sailing Ships engaged in it from 1849 to 1869. London Percival Marshall & Co., Ltd., (1952). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xx,(2),3-272, frontispiece + 28 pages of plates + 7 folding plans. Other illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth. This classic account of the emergence and refinement of the British fast clippers concentrates particularly on the technical questions of vessel design, as illustrated through photographs and lines drawings. "This book presents for the first time a thorough analysis of one of the most fascinating eras in the long age of sail. During thefifties and sixties there was developed and maintained in Great Britain a fleet of small fast-sailing and hard-driven ships, built expressly to race tea from China on to the London market. These clippers were ideally suited to their own trade and their perfection of design has been acknowledged everywhere . The original method of presentation makes this not only a highly readable book but also a great mine of information. THe whole mechanism of the highly complex China trade is desribed in addition to the development in design and construction of the ships, the careers of which are treated biographically, and their passages from China listed in the extensive Appendices. The Tea Clippers is the culmination of much detailed research. One of its features is the collection of superb folding plans, drawn by the author, which, together with his drawings in the text and over forty reproductions from paintings and early photographs, make this book an authoritative account of this particular phase of our maritime history." - from the dj. Chapters : 1. The Aberdeen Bow 2. Wood, Iron, or Composite; 3. Requirements of Design; 4. The Greenock Model; 5. Changing Trade. Appendices : I. China Passages; II. The Fastest Passages Made to and from China; III. Spar Dimensions of Stornoway, Falcon, Ariel, and Maitland.; IV. Comparative Table of Coefficients of Under Deck Tonnage; V. Rules for the Measurement of Tonnage. With bibliography and very extensive index. Printing statement expunged with black marker on copyright page, else vg in edgeworn dj. 50.00

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Fast Sailing Ships  : Their Design and Construction 1775-1875. 1st UK in dj, MacGREGOR, David R. CHAPELLE, Howard I., foreword
5 MacGREGOR, David R. CHAPELLE, Howard I., foreword Fast Sailing Ships : Their Design and Construction 1775-1875. 1st UK in dj
Nautical Publishing, Lymington, 1973, ISBN:0245519645 
MacGREGOR, David R. Fast Sailing Ships : Their Design and Construction 1775-1875. Foreword by Howard I. Chapelle, with plans drawn by the Author, additional drawings by T.W. Ward, J. Henderson and others. Lymington : NauticalPublishing Co., (1973). First Printing. Pp 314. Illustrated. 4to, brown cl oth. Chapters : 1. Ship Design and Construction 1775-1850; 2. Early Fast Ships 1775-1815; 3. Clipper Ship Development 1815-1839; 4. The Aberdeen Bow 1839-1850; 5. Progress of Shipbuilding 1850-1875; 6. The Clipper Ship Boom 1850-1859; 7. The Later Clippers 1860-1875. With Appendices. Front hinge cracked, else vg-fine in dj. 160.00

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6 MacGREGOR, David R. KILLICK, James China Bird : The History of Captain Killick and the Firm he Founded: Killick Martin & Company. Second Revised Edition in dustjacket
Conway Maritime, London, 1986, ISBN:0851773818 
MacGREGOR, David R. The China Bird : The History of Captain Killick and theFirm he Founded: Killick Martin & Company. (London) : Conway Maritime Pres s, (1986). Second Revised Edition. Pp 224. Illustrated. 4to, blue cloth. David Roy MacGregor (b. August 25, 1925, Fulham, London). Cohen, The Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.312. A biography of Captain James Killick, master of great British China clippers and co-founder of the famous shipping firm of Killick Martin & Co. Very good in dustjacket. 45.00

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7 MacGREGOR, David R. KILLICK, James, Captain. China Bird : The History of Captain Killick and the Firm he Founded: Killick Martin & Company. First Edition
Chatto and Windus, London, 1961, 
MacGREGOR, David R. The China Bird : The History of Captain Killick and OneHundred Years of Sail and Steam. London : Chatto and Windus, 1961. First E dition. Pp (4),v-xvii,(1),1-366 + frontispiece + 42 pages of plates, 3 folding plans. Illustrations in text. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering tospine. David Roy MacGregor (b. August 25, 1925, Fulham, London). Cohen, Th e Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.312. A biography of Captain James Killick, master of great British China clippers and co-founder of thefamous shipping firm of Killick Martin & Co. "In this book Mr MacGregor, w ho is already well known to readers of books about sea-faring and shipbuiding, combines adventure on sea and in the counting house with economic history in telling the story of Captain James Killick, his associates and successors." - from the dj [not present with this copy]. Contents : Preface. 1. Captain Killick; 2. Shipbroking; 3. Shipowning; 4. Tea Cargoes 1865-1869; 5.Tea Cargoes 1870-1879; 6. Steam Competition; 7. Later Voyages 18771886; 8 . New Policies 1883-1918; 9. East and West 1919-1960; 10. Those Ashore. Epilogue. Appendices : I. Partners and Directors of K. M. & Co. and Directors of Associated Companies. II. List ot Ships owned by K. M. & Co. III. List of Passages made by K. M. & Co's Ships. IV. List of Spar Dimensions. V. Ships Consigned to Jardine Matheson & Co. 1863-1876. Spine sunned, penned name,else very good. 40.00

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China Bird  : The History of Captain Killick and the Firm he Founded: Killick Martin & Company. First Edition in dustjacket, MacGREGOR, David R. KILLICK, James, Captain.
8 MacGREGOR, David R. KILLICK, James, Captain. China Bird : The History of Captain Killick and the Firm he Founded: Killick Martin & Company. First Edition in dustjacket
Chatto and Windus, London, 1961, 
MacGREGOR, David R. The China Bird : The History of Captain Killick and OneHundred Years of Sail and Steam. London : Chatto and Windus, 1961. First E dition. Pp (4),v-xvii,(1),1-366 + frontispiece + 42 pages of plates, 3 folding plans. Illustrations in text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.David Roy MacGregor (b. August 25, 1925, Fulham, London). Cohen, The Thame s, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.312. A biography of Captain James Killick, master of great British China clippers and co-founder of the famousshipping firm of Killick Martin & Co. "In this book Mr MacGregor, who is a lready well known to readers of books about sea-faring and shipbuiding, combines adventure on sea and in the counting house with economic history in telling the story of Captain James Killick, his associates and successors." -from the dj. Contents : Preface. 1. Captain Killick. 2. Shipbroking. 3. Shipowning. 4. Tea Cargoes 1865-1869. 5. Tea Cargoes 1870-1879. 6. Steam Competition. 7. Later Voyages 18771886 . 8. New Policies 1883-1918. 9. East and West 1919-1960. 10. Those Ashore. Epilogue. Appendix : I. Partners and Directors of K. M. & Co. and Directors of Associated Companies. II. List ot Ships owned by K. M. & Co. III. List of Passages made by K. M. & Co's Ships.IV. List of Spar Dimensions. V. Ships Consigned to Jardine Matheson & Co. 1863-1876. Very good in rubbed, nicked dustjacket. 120.00

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9 Ships Monthly Magazine MacGREGOR, David R. SCOTT, Richard J. COOPER, F.S. Ships Monthly. Volume 4, Number 2, February 1969
Endlebury Publishing Company Limited,, London, 1969, 
(Ships Monthly Magazine). Ships Monthly. Volume 4, Number 2, February 1969.London : Endlebury Publishing Company Limited, 1969. Pp i-ii,39-76. Illust rated. Double Column. Large 8vo, illustrated white stapled wrappers. Contents : Editor`s Log; H.M. Cruiser Dido; Queen of the Seven Seas; By Sea to the Western Isles; Liverpool to San Francisco; My Transparent Tanker; Ship's Library; By the Latest Packet. Brown stain to top gutter, else very good. 10.00

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10 Ships Monthly Magazine MacGREGOR, David R. SCOTT, Richard J. COOPER, F.S. Ships Monthly. Volume 4, Number 3, March 1969
Endlebury Publishing Company Limited,, London, 1969, 
(Ships Monthly Magazine). Ships Monthly. Volume 4, Number 3, March 1969. London : Endlebury Publishing Company Limited, 1969. Pp i-ii,77-113,iii. Illustrated. Double Column. Large 8vo, illustrated white stapled wrappers. Contents : Editor`s Log; Wrecked in 1869: The Sarah Sands; Liverpool to San Francisco; Showboat of the Festival; Captain Warner's Experiment; By Sea to the Western Isles; Liners of Yesterday; Looking Through the Long-Glass; Forward to 1788: The Twin-Hulled Ship; Ship's Library; By the Latest Packet. Browning to top edge, else very good. 10.00

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11 Ships Monthly Magazine MacGREGOR, David R. SCOTT, Richard J. COOPER, F.S. Ships Monthly. Volume 4, Number 4, April 1969.
Endlebury Publishing Company Limited,, London, 1969, 
(Ships Monthly Magazine). Ships Monthly. Volume 4, Number 4, April 1969. London : Endlebury Publishing Company Limited, 1969. Pp [i]-ii,115-152. Illustrated. Double Column. Large 8vo, illustrated white stapled wrappers. Of local interest : Grand Banks Schooner on a Barbados Stamp (pp 148-149, with 4illustrations) - about the Francis W. Smith, an old Grand Banks schooner o f 74 registered tons built at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in 1914, still trading regularly between Barbados and the Demerera River, and who had been pictured in 1950 and 1954 on the Barbados eight-cent stamp. Contents : The Editor`s Log; Prince Philip on a 'National Trust' for Ships; Showboat of the festival; Was This Ship Hi-jacked?; Oslo's Mermaids Will Call You Back Again to These Sea-Museums; Ship's Library; By Sea to the Western Isles; Coastal Commentary; Charlotte's Children: Paddle-Tugs of Britain; San Francisco to Liverpool; Grand Banks Schooner on a Barbados Stamp; By the Latest Packet. Brown stain to top margins, else very good. 10.00

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