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1 ACKER, Sarah and Lewis JACKSON. Images of Our Past series. Historic Shelburne, 1870-1950. First Edition
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2001, ISBN:1551093561 
ACKER, Sarah and Lewis JACKSON. Historic Shelburne, 1870-1950. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, Co-published by the Shelburne County Museum, (2001).First Printing. Pp (5),vi-viii,[1]-140. Illustrated with 149 b&w photos.. 8vo, photo-illustrated card covers. A volume in the Images of Our Past series. Lewis Jackson (b. 1951). "Drawing from a rich source of images and the collective knowledge of town elders, historians, and researchers, Historic Shelburne chronicles the many lives the community has lived since the firstLoyalistsw arrived more than two centuries ago. From its early success as a sawmilling, shipbuilding, fishing, and trading boomtown to its rebirth asa hub of administrative, military, industrial, and service activity, Shelb urne's incarnations are portrayed not ony in their local glory but also in their wider historical significance. Important events in the industrial revolution, the golden age of sail, the great world wars, and the fight for civil rights have been played out on the shores of Shelburne Harbour. The people of of Shelburne and where they lived, worked, and played, are, of course, a vital part of this proud heritage. Photographs of Shelburne's ancestral homes, businesses, and public buildings, parades, regattas, and picnics capture the true character of this southwestern Nova Scotian town and bring its colourful past to life." - from the cover. Chapters : 1. Streetscapes; 2. Historic Houses; 3. Public Buildings; 4. Business and Industry; 5. Ships, Boats and Yachts (pp.69-86); 6. Special Events; 7. Sport & Leisure; 8. Shelburne at War (pp.119-126); 9. Our People. Of nautical interest there are photos of several schooners (Charlie Richardson, Mattie Morrissey, Albert J. Lutz, Lavengro, Jennie E. Ritcey, Canadia, Haligonian, & Fort Charles) aswell as a few other assorted vessels including the steam-trawler Harbinger , a pair of RCAF crash boats, a Shelburne-built minesweeper, an Italian subin 1917 and the freshly surrendered U-889 in 1945. Also wharf & shipyard s cenes, &c. Very good. 30.00

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2 ADAMS, Peter KROLL, Madelaine. Racing Yachts. 4th pr in dj.
Dutton, 1930, 
ADAMS, Peter. Racing Yachts : Done on Cork Models; illustrated with pen drawings by Madelaine Kroll. NY: E.P. Dutton, (1930). Fourth Printing. Pp 120.Small 8vo, red cloth. Essentially an activity-based introduction to yachti ng history mostly (but not exclusively) for younger readers: while the models depicted look rather crude, the narrative of America's Cup races is quite bracing. Slightly rubbed, some edgewear, else vg in rubbed, nicked dj. 40.00

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3 ALEXANDER STEPHEN & SONS) Shipbuilding History 1750-1932. no dj.
Ed. J. Burrow & Co., 1932, 
(ALEXANDER STEPHEN & SONS). A Shipbuilding History 1750-1932: A Record of the Business founded, about 1750, by Alexander Stephen at Burghead, and subsequently carried on at Aberdeen, Arbroath, Dundee and Glasgow. L: Printed for Alexander Stephen & Sons Limited by Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd., 1932. Pp 212 + advertising. Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth.
A corporate history of the famous Linthouse firm, whose rise parallels that of the British shipbuilding industry itself: Founded in the age of sail (they built Scott's famous Terra Nova), they developed the ability to build fine steel-hulled steam- and motor ships, including vessels for the White Star and P & O lines. Chapters : 1. From Kinneddar to Dundee; 2. Kelvinhaugh and Dundee; 3. The Cruise of the Shenandoah; 4. Linthouse and Dundee; 5. The Dundee Whalers; 6. Linthouse 1900-1932; 7. Notable Associations; 8. Linthouse 1932; 9. Linthouse Engine and Boiler Works; 10. Steam, Motor, Auxiliary and Racing Yachts. With ship lists. Also over 80 pages of interesting illustrated advertising.
Spine faded, cloth slightly rubbed, owner's signature, else vg. 220.00

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4 Amateur Yacht Research Society). MORWOOD, John. A.Y.R.S. Publication No. 66A. Foils, Ice Yachts & Sails
Amateur Yacht Research Society, Hythe, Kent, 1968, 
(Amateur Yacht Research Society). Foils, Ice Yachts & Sails. Hythe, Kent : Amateur Yacht Research Society, 1968. First Edition. Pp [1]-126,(2), including covers. Illustrated. 8vo, wrappers, cover illustration of Don Nigg doing 20 knots on a close reach, blank spine. A.Y.R.S. Publication Number 66A. Includes: Peter Shreve and Peter Steward's multihull safety study project; John Morwood's "My American Visit", "Centreboards", and "Supreme Yacht Design Method"; Edmond Bruce's "Stabilizing and Lifting Foils Applied to Catamarans" and "Surface-Piercing Hydrofoils for Heeling Prevention and Lift";";&c. Short tear to spine, creases, else vg. Due to tis small size, shipping charges should be cheaper than quoted. 30.00

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5 Amateur Yacht Research Society). MORWOOD, John. HOGG, John. A.Y.R.S. Publication No. 56. Sailing Figures
Amateur Yacht Research Society, Hythe, Kent, 1966, 
(Amateur Yacht Research Society). Sailing Figures. Hythe, Kent: Amateur Yacht Research Society, 1966. First Printing. Pp. [1]-86,(2), including covers. Illustrated. 8vo, self-wraps, cover illustration of the Kurrewa. A.Y.R.S.Publication Number 56. Includes: G.F.H. Singleton on the AYRS Cruising Yac ht Design Competition; Bruce Clark's hydrofoils; Charles Satterthwaite and John Morwood on "The Scientific Method" and its application to hulls; The Racing Keelboat; Morwood on the Ten Degree Yacht; Edmund Bruce's "Performance Measuring Instruments for Sailing Craft"(pp.36-48); John Hogg's "Yacht Performance Measurement" (pp.49-69); and Bill Mehaffey on "The Recirulation Tank". Light wear, else vg. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be cheaper than quoted. 22.00

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6 Amherst, Nova Scotia. ROBB, A.G. Amherst, Nova Scotia : The Manufacturing Center of the Provinces. This book contains Views of the Principal Streets, Public Buildings, Points of Local and Historic Interest, and Some of the Many Beautiful Residences
James Bayne Company / Lewis Rice, Grand Rapids. Michigan / Truro, Nova Scotia , 1900, 
Amherst, Nova Scotia.. Amherst, Nova Scotia : The Manufacturing Center of the Provinces. This book contains Views of the Principal Streets, Public Buildings, Points of Local and Historic Interest, and Some of the Many Beautiful Residences. Grand Rapids. Michigan : "Published for Lewis Rice, Truro, Nova Scotia by the James Bayne Company, Grand Rapids. Michigan". , n.d. [ca 1900]. First Edition. Unpaginated. Pp [40]. With 67 b& w photos. Oblong 8vo, stapled grey-green cardcovers. Cover title is Amherst , Nova Scotia. A souvenir booklet. Captions: "Victoria Street", "Rhodes-Steele Block", "Bank of Nova Scotia", "Academy", "Court House", "Post Office", "Presbyterian Church", "Methodist Church", "Baptist Church", "Church of England", "Catholic Church", "Town Hall and Fire Station", "Inter-Colonial Rail Station", "Highland View Hospital", "Lower Victoria Street", "Victoria Square", "Victoria Street", "Victoria Square", "Victoria Street", "Residences: Charles Smith, N.A. Rhodes, J..E. Lusby, J..B. Lusby"; "Spring Street : John Crossman, CarlPridham, W.B. Murdoch"; "Corner Church and Spring Streets", "Glebe House", "Residence of C.R. Smith. K.C.", "Residences: Judge W.A.D. Morse, Senator Dickie, [Senator Robert Barry Dickey] Bent Homestead"; "Residence of Hon. T.R. Black", "Residence of J.R. Lamy", "Residence of Amos Pugsley", "Residence of D.W. Robb", "Reservoir and Pumping Station", "Old Magazine", "Fort Cumberland", "Tignish Surf", "A.G. Robb's Auto Carr at the Spring", "Cottagesat Tignish", "Clams at Tignish", "The 'OldMill'", "Yacht Iolanthe (D.W. Ro bb, Owner)", "Yacht Velir (N. Curry, Owner)", "Yachting at Tignish", "YachtBras d'or at Tignish (A.G. Robb, Owner)", "Power House at Tignish", "Dock at Tignish", "Ship Railroad Dock Near Amherst" [vestige from the failed Chignecto Ship Railway]; "The Hewson Woolen Mills: Famous for its Pure Wool Tweeds and Ladies Costume Cloth", "Blair's Lake" , "Blair's Lake" and "Christie's Pond" all with more boating scenes. Some staple rust, else a very goodclean and tidy copy. Very scarce. 160.00

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7 ARGYLE, E.W. Ships on Stamps. Part Five : Local Craft & Yachts
Picton Publishing, Chippenham, Wilts, 1971, 
ARGYLE, E.W. Ships on Stamps. Part Five : Local Craft & Yachts. (Chippenham, Wilts.: Picton Publishing, 1971). Pp (2),1-63,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white stapled card covers. An illustrated catalogue of stamps portraying local craft and yachts, followed by brief notes on the ship's history, the country that issued the stamp, etc. Very good. 15.00

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8 Association Technique Maritime et Aéronautique Bulletin de l' Association Technique Maritime et Aéronautique. No. 65. Session de 1965.
Association Technique Maritime et Aéronautique, Paris , 1965, 
(Association Technique Maritime et Aéronautique). Bulletin de l' Association Technique Maritime et Aéronautique. No. 65. Session de 1965. Paris : Association Technique Maritime et Aéronautique, 1965. Pp [1]-628,+ numerous plates. 4to, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Contents :“Contribution à l'étude schématique des trajectoires semi-balistiques à gr ande portée” par P. Contensou (pp.55-79); “Essais d'engrenages réducteurs marins” par C. Bulte et J. Segui (pp. 81-11); “Mesures de contraintes effectuées au bassin d'essai sur les pales d'un modèle d'hélice d'un pétrolier de42000 T.” par R. Wereldsma (pp. 113-128); “Moteurs à pistons libres “Dual- Fuel” et leurs applications” par A. Moiroux et M. Bouvier (pp. 129-155); “Carènes de yachts de croisière à voiles (2e partie)” par R. Marchais (pp. 157-168); “Automatisation de pétrolier :Roger Casquet” but – conception réalisation” par J. Gouze (pp. 169-193); “Commande automatique depuis la passerelle de la vitesse du pétrolier à vapeur “Sivella” par F. Arnaud et G. Cahen(pp. 195-209); “Télécommande hydraulique et électro-hydraulique des vannes de cargaison ou de ballastage sur navires pétroloeis et minéraliers” par L . Peillon et V. Pomper (pp. 211-238); “Recherche des causes de l'avarie nd'un arbre à menivelles de gros moteur marin” par O. Harsem, H. de Leiris, etE. Mencarelli (pp. 239-249); “Cylindre de révolution sous pression intérie ure” par M. Jourdain (pp.251-271); “Remarques sur diverses ruptures de pistons en alliage léger pour moteur diesel” par Henri de Leiris (pp. 273-281);“{problèmes posés par l'emploi de liquides cryogéniques dans un lanceur” p ar J. Lauroua (pp. 283-296); “La turbulence et le comportement des avions” par G. Coupry (pp. 297-313); “Calcul et expérimentation des résrvoirs d'ergols des engins balistiques français” par P. Lequeux (pp. 315-241); “Problèmes aérodynamiques posés par le lancement d'un missile” par R. Cérésuela (pp. 243-362); “Une remarquable aplication de la théorie de l'ellipse caractéristique des conditions de chargement d'un navire” par E. Luise (pp. 363-378); “La pratique du calcul des isobares sur une carène linéarisée” par R. Guilloton (pp. 379-400); “Calcul automatique d'amarrages à plusieurs points fixes” par M. Guyonnet, Mme. G. Chevalerias, et P. Derue (pp. 401-423); “Le freinage de grands navires (III) Utilisation de la barre” par M. Jourdain (pp. 425-448); “Vérification expérimentale d'une méthode de calcul de cloisons en toles ondulées à plis verticaux” par H.E. Jaeger et P.A. Van Katwijk (pp. 449-476); “Résistance longitudinale calcul direct en vue de sa programmation du moment fléchissant et de l'effort tranchant des navires de charge” par E. Rodrigues (pp. 477-516); “Contrainte de flexion d'un navire à la mer Relations avec les mouvements de tangage et les conditions extérieures” par H. Cheneau et R. Bonizec (pp. 517-547); “Choix des matériaux en milieu marin” par R. Lerner (pp. 549-562); “Le groupe frigorifique “Boée” Contribution au problème du transport par mer des gaz liquéfiés” par J. Alleaume, L. Poincaré, et G. Vrinat (pp. 563-584); “Utilisation des mousses rigides depolyuréthane de forte densité en construction navale” par A. Audouin et P. Le Griffon (pp. 585-606). Spine faded, scratch to front board, inner hinge s cracked, else very good. 35.00

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9 BAADER, Juan MOORE, James and Ingeborg, trans. Sailing Yacht : How it Developed - How it Works. First British Edition in dustjacket
Adlard Coles, London, 1965, 
BAADER, Juan. The Sailing Yacht : How it Developed - How it Works. Translated from the German by James and Ingeborg Moore. London : Adlard Coles, 1965. First British Printing. Pp. (11),12-336, frontispiece + 18 leaves of plates and 3 folding plans. Illustrated with plans, charts, tables, &c in the text. Large 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Toy 4494 : "The most useful single book available to the sailing yachtsman." "First published in Spanish in Buenos Aires in 1962 under the title of El Deports de la Vela. German translation revised and augmented by the author published by Verlag Delius, Klasing & Co, 1963 under the title of Segelsport - Degeltechnik -Segelyachten". "The author of this book is a distinguished Argentinian nav al architect and expert on yachting theory and practice. It was originally published in Spanish and has also had a considerable success in Germany. Senor Baader's reputation can be said to be truly international. In this volume he makes a comprehensive study of almost every aspect of yachting, in particular aerodynamic theory. Yachting history, techniques and even such relatively little-known subjects as land and ice-yachting are all discussed. Altogether the book contains a mass of information of interest to yachtsmen,much of it not easily available elsewhere. And this intormaiion is explain ed with the help of exceptionally clear and attractive diagrams as well as many photographs of unusual interest. There are no less than 210 diagrams, line drawings, 3 folding pull-outs and 68 photographs. It is a book which is certain to attract all those interested in sail." - from the dj. Contents: 1. From the First Sail to the Fast Clipper. 2. The Early History of Yach ting. 3. Keelboats and Centreboarders, Round Bilge and Hard Chine. 4. One- and Two-masted Rigs of Modern Yachts. 5. Wind and Speed and how they AffectOne Another. 6. The Effect of the Wind on Sails and Boat. 7. Investigation into Sailing on the Wind. 8. Cause and Correction of Weather Helm and Lee Helm. 9. Introduction to the Aerodynamics of Sailing. 10. The Aerodynamics of Sailing. 11. Wind Forces on the Reach. 12. Testing Sailing Models. 13. Stability as a Factor of Propulsion. 14. Stability as Safety Factor. 15. Determining the Sail Area. 16. The Mast: The Main Problem of the Sailing Yacht. 17. True Speeds Under Sail. 18. High and Maximum Speeds Under Sail. 19. The Resistance of Sailing Craft. 20. Surlace Friction. 21. Wind Resistance. 22. Wind Balance. 23. Resistance on All Points of Sailing. 24. Complete Analysis of Resistance and Propulsion of a Dinghy. 25. The Influence of Wave Motion on Speed. 26. The Shape of Modern Yachts. 27. The Most Popular Rigs and their Headsails. 28. Cut and Use of the Modern Spinnaker. 29. The Art ofCutting Sails. 30. The Trimming of Boat and Sails. 31. Racing lecnnique—Ra cing Tactics. 32. Yacht Classes. 33. Racing Dinghy Classe. 34. Keelboat Racing Classes. 35. International Formula Classes. 36. International Cruiser/Racer Classes. 37. Modern Cruisers. 38. Large Sailing Yachts. 39. Small Unclassified Offshore Cruisers. 40. Small Yachts which have Sailed Round the World. 41. Ten Unusual Yachts. 42. Cadet Classes. 43. Motor Sailers. 44. The Catamaran. 45. Faster than the Wind. 46. Hull Shapes of the Future. 47. Rigs ot the Future. 48. The Conquest of the Sea. 49. Sailing Round the World in Yachts. 50. The Sea and the Winds. 51. The Size of Waves in the Ocean. 52. Dangers at Sea. 53. Special Sails for Long-distance Ocean Voyages. 54. Four Ways to Weather a Storm. 55. Safety Measures for Long Ocean Voyages. 56.Navigation Instruments.; 57. The Immediate future: Sailing Blind? 58. Famo us Ocean Races. 59. The America's Cup. 60. Rating Rules for Yachts. 61. Sail Cloth Made from Synthetic Fibres. 62. Conventional and Modern Building Materials. 63. Auxiliary Engines in Sailing Yachts. 64. Propellers for Sailing Yachts. Appendices : 1. Normal Ground Tackle. 2. Conversion Table for Weights and Measures. Very good in rubbed, and lightly soiled dustjacket. 45.00

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10 BARKHOUSE, Jim and Cynthia LAMSON LAMSON, Cynthia Chester by the Sea.
Book Room, Halifax, 2000, ISBN:0968342973 
BARKHOUSE, Jim and Cynthia LAMSON. Chester by the Sea. (Halifax : Book Room, 2000). First Printing. Pp [1]-36. Illustrated. Oblong small 8vo, photo-illustrated navy boards, blank spine. A viewbook illustrated with colour photographs of Chester, Nova Scotia. "Chester - blessed by nature, shaped by geography, history and culture. Chester is a village with capital C character. Here, simplicity is cherished, modesty expected and unceremonious generosity is much admired. Wealth is regarded as a variable measure of worth. In Chester, intangible personal assets such as knowledge, talent, skill and wit are also highly valued. Chester by the Sea chronicles the magic of summeras seen through the eyes of life-long resident and photographer, Jim Barkh ouse." - cover. Some of the captions: "Front Harbour in May," "View from Cap'n Evan's Wharf (233 Pig Loop Road)," "T'Other End," "Junger's Front Door," "Casa Blanca Gate," "Ripple House," "Yachts at Anchor, Front Harbour," | The Mecklenburgh Inn" [78 Queen Street], "Race Week, Front Harbour," "Schooners at the Rope Loft," "Water Lane, Looking East," "Near Redden's Rock, " "Shp's Bell [No.10, King Street], "Talcott's Wharf," "Anchor Hinges," "The War memorial and Chester Yacht Club," "High Tide" ["a classic P class boat designed and built by the laste Reuben Heisler of Chester in 1929-30"], "Hayseed IV and True North, " "Endeavor," "The Captain's House," [built circa 1822 at the corner of South and Central Streets], "Chester Cat" [a Nonsuch cat-rigged boat owned and raced by John McCurdy], "Little Fish Island," "Issy B II at Bartlett's Boathouse," "Chester Back Harbour," "Mary's Roses [Mary Saunders of Union Street], and "Zoe Valle Library" on Regent Street (pp.54-55) . Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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11 BARKHOUSE, Jim LAMSON, Cynthia Chester by the Sea. First Edition, Double Signed.
Book Room, Halifax, 2000, ISBN:0968342973 
BARKHOUSE, Jim and Cynthia LAMSON. Chester by the Sea. (Halifax : Book Room, 2000). First Printing. Pp [1]-36. Illustrated. Oblong small 8vo, photo-illustrated navy boards, blank spine. A viewbook illustrated with colour photographs of Chester, Nova Scotia. "Chester - blessed by nature, shaped by geography, history and culture. Chester is a village with capital C character. Here, simplicity is cherished, modesty expected and unceremonious generosity is much admired. Wealth is regarded as a variable measure of worth. In Chester, intangible personal assets such as knowledge, talent, skill and wit are also highly valued. Chester by the Sea chronicles the magic of summeras seen through the eyes of life-long resident and photographer, Jim Barkh ouse." - cover. Some of the captions: "Front Harbour in May," "View from Cap'n Evan's Wharf (233 Pig Loop Road)," "T'Other End," "Junger's Front Door," "Casa Blanca Gate," "Ripple House," "Yachts at Anchor, Front Harbour," | The Mecklenburgh Inn" [78 Queen Street], "Race Week, Front Harbour," "Schooners at the Rope Loft," "Water Lane, Looking East," "Near Redden's Rock, " "Shp's Bell [No.10, King Street], "Talcott's Wharf," "Anchor Hinges," "The War memorial and Chester Yacht Club," "High Tide" ["a classic P class boat designed and built by the laste Reuben Heisler of Chester in 1929-30"], "Hayseed IV and True North, " "Endeavor," "The Captain's House," [built circa 1822 at the corner of South and Central Streets], "Chester Cat" [a Nonsuch cat-rigged boat owned and raced by John McCurdy], "Little Fish Island," "Issy B II at Bartlett's Boathouse," "Chester Back Harbour," "Mary's Roses [Mary Saunders of Union Street], and "Zoe Valle Library" on Regent Street (pp.54-55) . Very good. Signed, with inscription, by both Barkhouse and Lamson. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 20.00

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12 BAVIER, Robert N. New Yacht Racing Rules : Explained and Interpreted with Text and Pictures by Robert N. Bavier, Jr.. Revised Edition
W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1965, 
BAVIER, Robert N., Jr. The New Yacht Racing Rules : Explained and Interpreted with Text and Pictures by Robert N. Bavier, Jr. Drawings by W.H. de Fontaine. Photographs by Morris Rosenfeld. Completely Revised Edition - 1965. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., (1965). First Printing. 8vo, navy cloth. Toy 4030, Morris & Howland p.12. Bookplate, else very good. 10.00

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13 BAVIER, Robert N. NALL, Russell J., intro] DE FONTAINE, W.H., drawings ROSENFELD, Morris, photos New Yacht Racing Rules : Explained and Interpreted with Text and Pictures by Robert N. Bavier, Jr.. First Edition, with addendum
W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1948, 
BAVIER, Robert N., Jr. The New Yacht Racing Rules : Explained and Interpreted with Text and Pictures by Robert N. Bavier, Jr. Drawings by W.H. de Fontaine. Photographs by Morris Rosenfeld. [Introduction by Russell J. Nall]. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., (1948). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-132, including plates. Illustrated. 8vo, navy cloth with black lettering to front boardand spine. Toy 4030, Morris & Howland p.12. Contents: 1. The Development o f the New Rules and Their Major Changes; 2. Rule 29, Definitions; 3. Rule 30, Right of Way; 4. How the New Rules Affect Tactics; 5. The Complete Racing Rules. With double-sided addendum leaf laid in. Some wear to spine ends, slightly bowed, a few small dampspots to front board, else very good. 15.00

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14 BECHT, Richard TAYLOR, Digby) Champions under Sail. : 25 Years of New Zealand Yachting Greats in dj.
Hodder Moa Beckett, Auckland, N.Z, 1995, 
BECHT, Richard. Champions under Sail: 25 Years of New Zealand Yachting Greats. (Auckland, N.Z.): Hodder Moa Beckett, (1995). Pp 191. Illustrated. 8vo,blue cloth. "[T]races the careers of Chris Bouzaid, Peter Blake, Russell C outts, Grant Dalton, Chris Dickson, Bruce Farr, Barbara Kendall, Bruce Kendall, Rex Sellers and Chris Timms, and Digby Taylor." -from the dj. Vg in dj. 60.00

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15 BEKEN of Cowes BALLANTINE, Richard (introduction) Yachting : The Photography of Beken of Cowes. pbk.
Peacock Press/Bantam, Toronto/NY, 1977, 
BEKEN of Cowes. Yachting : The Photography of Beken of Cowes . Introduced by Richard Ballantine. Toronto/NY: A Peacock Press/Bantam Book, (March 1977). First Printing. Pp. [96]. Unpaginated. Illustrated with full-colour photographs. 4to, illustrated blue card covers with black lettering to spine. Toy 302. A collection of nautical photography of yachts by Keith and Kenneth Beken, from Cowes on the Isle of Wight, with accompanying descriptions of the actions portrayed. Faint creasing to rear cover, wear to corners, else vg. 20.00

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16 BEKEN, A.K. Yachts in Color. 1st US in dj
Viking, New York, 1961, 
BEKEN, A.K. Yachts in Color. New York: Viking, (1961). First U.S. Edition. Pp 70. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 0300 (US ed). Contents (pp.1-22): Stretching a Terylene Sail; The Flow in Sails; Keep your Spars straight; Battens; Get off your Boat; Washing Terylene Sails; Mildew and Rot; Washing--special methods. The bulk of the volume is made up of colour Beken photos: InternationalStar Class, World Traveller (of Wanderer III), Black Soo, Merry Dancer, A Royal Racing Yacht (the Coweslip), Lumberjack, The Dancing Debutantes, the Spritty Barge (the Five Sisters), Butterflies (of the Dragon class), Hamburg VI, the International 505 Class, Macrimia, Vision II, Maaslust, "Six o'Clock in the Morning", Tawau, Sceptre, the Hornet, Drumbeat, Creole, A New Type (the Fairey Fox), Columbia the Champion, South Coast One Design, Summer Idyll. Very good in lightly nicked, price-clipped dust jacket. 30.00

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17 BEKEN, A.K. Yachts in Colour. 1st UK in dj,
Batsford, 1960, 
BEKEN, A.K. Yachts in Colour. L: Batsford, (1960). Pp 70. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 0300. Sailing barges, racing dinghies, worn deep water cruisers, elegant yachts; photographs in full colour by A.K. Beken. A bit musty with some soiled spotting to boards, else vg in nicked, unclipped dj. 40.00

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18 BEKEN, A.K. Yachts in Colour. First Edition in dustjacket.
Batsford, London, 1960, 
BEKEN, A.K. Yachts in Colour. London : Batsford, (1960). Pp 70. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 0300. Sailing barges, racing dinghies, worn deep water cruisers, elegant yachts; photographs in full colour by A.K. Beken. Vg in torn dj. 45.00

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Winning the King's Cup  : An Account of the Elena's Race to Spain 1928.  First Edition, BELL, Helen
19 BELL, Helen Winning the King's Cup : An Account of the Elena's Race to Spain 1928. First Edition
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York / London , 1928, 
BELL, Helen G. Winning the King's Cup : An Account of the Elena's Race to Spain 1928. Illustrated. New York / London : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. FirstEdition. Pp xi,135. portrait frontispiece + folding charts & plans + 19 le aves of plates. Lg 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 1482, Morris & Howland p.13. The classic yacht Elena (55.00 m. l.o.a. ) was designed by American naval architect Nathanael Herreshoff. With appendices and index. Front hinge cracked, one fldg map loose, spine rubbed, else very good. 70.00

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20 BIDDLECOMBE, George, Capt. PENTECOST, Ernest H., Capt. (introduction by) Art of Rigging. green cloth
Marine Research Society, 1925, 
BIDDLECOMBE, George, Capt. R.N. The Art of Rigging : Containing an Explanation of Terms and Phrases and the Progressive Method of Rigging Expressly Adapted for Sailing Ships. With an introduction by Capt. Ernest H. Pentecost,R.N.R. Salem, Massachusetts: Marine Research Society, 1925. Pp 155, including frontispiece, tables to rear + [16] pp of plates. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
"This work...is believed by modern experts to be the best manual ever produced on rigging the sailing ship". -from the Preface.
Included in the Contents: Part I. Alphabetical Explanation of the Terms and Phrases Used in Rigging; Part II. Directions for the Performance of Operations Incidental to Rigging; and for Preparing It On Shore; Part III. Progressive Method of Rigging Ships; Part IV. Description of Reeving the Running Rigging and Bending the Sails, [and] Description of the Rigging of Brigs, Yachts, and Small Vessels; Part V. [Tables].
Cocked, rubbed, light fraying to spine ends, bumping to top corners, cracking at half title and between pp 86-87, ow vg. 45.00

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