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161 GORDON, Richard Captain's Table. in dj.
Michael Joseph, 1956, 
GORDON, Richard. The Captain's Table. L: Michael Joseph, (June 1956). Eleventh printing. Pp 219. 8vo, black cloth. From the author of Doctor at Sea, a humourous look at the life of an officer of the fictional Pole Star Line. Slight edgewear, owner's signature, else vg in rubbed dj. 16.00

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162 GOSS, R.O. Studies in Maritime Economics. 2d Printing
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1970, ISBN:0521073294 
GOSS, R.O. Studies in Maritime Economics. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1970. Second Printing. Pp (6),vii-viii,1-194. Tables and diagrams in thetext. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Seven studies by Richard O liver Goss (b.1929). Contents : 1. The Regulation of International Sea Transport; 2. USA Legislation and the Foreign Shipowner: A Critique; 3. Investment in Shipping and the Balance of Payments: A Case-Study of Import-Substitution Policy; 4. Economic Criteria for Optimal Ship Designs; 5. The Economics of Automation in British Shipping; 6. The Turnaround of Cargo Liners andits Effect on Sea Transport Costs; 7. Towards an Economic Appraisal of Por t Investments. Very good. 60.00

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163 GRAHAM, John Maxtone Celebrity Cruises - Century
Onboard Media, Miami Beach, 1995, 
GRAHAM, John Maxtone. Celebrity Cruises - Century. (Miami Beach, FL: Onboard Media, 1995). Pp 176. Illustrated. 4to, cream cloth spine with illustrated card covered boards. "Displacing 70,000 tons and 807 feet overall, she [Century] is not only the largest vessel the company has ever ordered, she isalso the first of three sisters whose aggregate accommodation of 5,490 pas sengers will easily exceed the present fleet's capacity of 3,834." -from the text. The ship was built in the Joseph L. Meyer yard at Papenburg Germanyand on the morning of December 23 of 1995 she made her maiden entry into h er operating homeport of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The book presents a history of the line, pictures of earlier cruise ships, and it highlights the Century's innovative marine technology and, of course, new heights of luxury.Very good. 35.00

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164 GRAHAM, Mitchell Majestic Descending. proof.
Tom Doherty Associates, New York, 2007, 
GRAHAM, Mitchell. Majestic Descending. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, (2007). Advance Reading Copy. Pp. (8),[9]-352. 8vo, illustrated dark blue card covers. A thriller set aboard the liner Ocean Majestic, wherein an Atlanta attorney matches wits with a cabal of shady characters. Vg. 10.00

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165 GRATTIDGE, H., Capt. COLLIER, Richard CUNARD Captain of the Queens. 2nd UK no dj
1956, 
GRATTIDGE, H., Capt. and Richard COLLIER. Captain of the Queens. London : Oldbourne Press, (July 1956). Second Printing. Pp 303. 8vo, grey-green cloth, top edge dyed red. Law 1276. A chronicle of fifty years served aboard theships of the Cunard Line. Grattidge served aboard "the Laconia, the old Ma uretania, and the Berengaria to the two great Queens" among others, and relates his experiences aboard these vessels as well as his encounters with the glitterati and eminent personages of the twentieth century, from T.E. Lawrence to Bob Hope. Ex-library (spine sticker, bookplate to ffep, stamps), else good. 15.00

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166 GREEN, Rod Building the Titanic : An Epic Tale of the Creation of History's Most Famous Ocean Liner
Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, NY, 2005, ISBN:0762106891 
GREEN, Rod. Building the Titanic : An Epic Tale of the Creation of History's Most Famous Ocean Liner . Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest, (2005). Pp.[1]-160. Illustrated. Double column. 4to, illustrated grey card covered bo ards in like jacket. "Here is the first detailed account of the creation ofthis 'grand hotel on the high seas' - the amazing story of how the ship wa s designed and constructed, and why, nearly 100 years later, its legend continues to fascinate us. Perhaps it is because everything about the Titanic was absolutely gigantic. To this day, it is difficult to comprehend the impact of its sheer size. In the year 1910, a resident of Belfast provided a haunting image of the giant luxury liner under construction that reinforces the wonder of it all: 'The skeleton within the scaffolding began to take shape, at the sight of which men held their breaths. It was the shape of a ship, a ship so monstrous and unthinkable that it towered there over the buildings and dwarfed the very mountains by the water... with a rudder as big as a giant elm tree, with propellers the size of windmills -- everything wason a nightmare scale.'" - from the dust jacket. Very good in dust jacket. 28.00

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167 GREEN, Rod Building the Titanic : The Creation of History's Most Famous Ocean Liner. British hardcover in dustjacket.
Carlton, London, 2005, ISBN:9781847327451 
GREEN, Rod. Building the Titanic : The Creation of History's Most Famous Ocean Liner. (London) : Carlton Books, (2005). Second Printing. Pp. (6),[7]-160. Illustrated. Double column. Large 8vo, illustrated grey glossy paper-covered boards in like jacket. "Launched in 1911, the Titanic was two years in design and thirty-seven months in construction at the great Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was the biggest ship the world had ever seen, and was thought by many to be indestructible. But she sank, tragically, just five days into her maiden voyage, en route to New York in 1912. Some 1,500 people died. This book takes the story of the ship right back to the beginning, to the decision to build it in the first place. From the boardroom, we go into the shipyard, where 4,000 tradesmen -- joiners, fitters, electricians, plumbers, welders and many more -- plate by plate, rivet by rivet, turned those plans and blueprints into a towering hulk of an ocean liner. Once the outer shell was complete, the luxurious passenger accommodation was fitted out -- the dining rooms, the squash court, gymnasium, libraries, smoking rooms and even Turkish baths. The man that built her knew every bolt and shaft, every dove-tail joint, every new-fangled piece of kit. For them the Titanic would always be the world's greatest ship. Illustrated throughout with blueprints and cross-sections, plus many rare photographs of the leviathan in construction, this intricate tour of the doomed luxury liner tells an extraordinary story of modern engineering and alsoof human ambition and endeavour." - from the dustjacket. Very good in uncl ipped dustjacket. 20.00

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168 GREENHILL, Basil (ed.). McGOWAN, Alan LYON, David CRAIG, Robin Ship. Complete in Ten Volumes
National Maritime Museum, Her Majesty's Stationery Office HMSO, London , 1980, 
GREENHILL, Basil (ed.). The Ship. [Complete in Ten Volumes]. London : National Maritime Museum, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1980-1981). First Editions. Various paginations. Illustrated. Double Column. Index. Square 8vo, illustrated blue glossy paper covered boards. Vol. 1 Rafts, Boats and Ships: From Prehistoric Times to the Medieval Era (by Sean McGrail, 88 pp); Vol. 2 - Long Ships and Round Ships: Warfare and Trade in the Mediterranean 3000 BC 500 AD (by John Morrison, 60 pp); Vol. 3 Tiller and Whipstaff: The Development of the Sailing Ship 1400-1700 (by Alan McGowan, 59 pp); Vol.4 The Century before Steam,: The Development of the Sailing Ship 1700-18 20 (by Alan McGowan, 60); Vol. 5 Steam Tramps and Cargo Liners 1850-1950 (by Robin Craig, 60 pp); Vol. 6 Channel Packets and Ocean Liners 1850-1970 (by John M. Maher, 60 pp); Vol. 7 The life and death of the Merchant Sailing Ship 1815-1965 (by Basil Greenhill, 60 pp); Vol. 8 Steam, Steel andTorpedoes: The Warship in the 19th Century (by David Lyon, 60 pp); Vol. 9 Dreadnought to Nuclear Submarine (by Antony Preston, 60 pp); Vol. 10 The Revolution in Merchant Shipping 1950-1980 (by Ewan Corlett, 60 pp). Boards splayed, minor wear to spine ends, else very good. Each volume inscribed by Rear Admiral Desmond W. Piers. The 10-volume set for 100.00

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169 GREGORY, Alexis. Golden Age of Travel : 1880-1939
Cassell, London, 1998, 
GREGORY, Alexis. The Golden Age of Travel : 1880-1939. (London) : Cassell, (1998). Pp [1]-220. Illustrated. Double Column. Folio, illustrated card covers, French flaps. Contents : Prologue. The Menu and the Cure. The Railroads. The Grand Tour. The Orient Express. To Russia and the Steppes. Egypt. Across the Pond. The Birth of the Modern Liner. Epilogue. Very good. 25.00

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170 GRIFFIN, Gwyn Shipmaster. First British Edition in dustjacket
Collins, London, 1961, 1961 
GRIFFIN, Gwyn. Shipmaster. London : Collins, 1961. First British Edition. Pp (8),9-[383],(1). 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Gwyn Griffin (19221967) was an English novelist.

Dustwrapper Artwork by Oliphant.

Krummes, Steamer Stories : An Annotated Bibliography of Steamship Fiction, 1845-2012 p.154.

See Smith & Weller Sea Fiction Guide 968 for the American title Master of This Vessel.

"Shipmaster is a tense story of many themes superbly orchestrated into an exciting symphony of the sea, ending in a tempestuos last movement.

Shipmaster is the story of a gallant ship. It is the story of a young seaman's agonising attempt to win his four stripes. It is the story of passengers aboard a storm-whipped ocean liner, mercilessly pitted against one another, and against the sea.

"Serafino Ciccolanti, a young Italian, the sole support of a vast family and in constant fear of dismissal, is an acting first officer when he boards the sleek, modern, 7,000-ton San Roque in Naples. San Roque is engaged on a regular run to Sydney. The journey is long and cramped, especially for those travelling in Tourist Class. The passengers all have one thing in common : they have failed to make a go of it in their respective countries. Comander Roger Lannfranc, R.N. (Retd.), has been retired as a submarine commander at the age of thirty-four. Colonel Chelgrove is escaping from the ignominy of a court-martial. Baroness Zapescu's world in Vienna has crumbled about her. Italian workers eagerly seek the opportunity which their overcrowded, destitute land denies them. The Hogbens and the Ampels have found that even Britain's welfare state and trade unions demand too much of them. Gwyn Griffin builds up the tension among passengers and crew with superb insight into their personal and national characteristics.

The sudden death of the ship's captain precipitates a crisis, which reaches its climax in a mutiny staged in the middle of a cyclone of terrifying proportions." - from the dustjacket

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171 GRIMSHAW, Geoffrey British Pleasure Steamers, 1920-1939. 1st UK.
Richard Tilling, London, 1945, 
GRIMSHAW, Geoffrey. British Pleasure Steamers, 1920-1939 . London: Richard Tilling, 1945. First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-366,(2), frontis., + 32 p. of black and white plates. Includes numerous textual illustrations. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A chronicle of the increasing use of coastal pleasure steamers in the intra-war period around the coastline and inlandwaterways of the British Isles. There are also brief career sketches of so me of the ships involved (and a previous owner of the volume has taken liberty to pencil in updates on vessels that had yet to be scuttled and disassembled; thus, there are plenty of brief pencilled references to the activities of these ships during the Second World War in the margins). Contents: 1.The Clyde Fleet in 1920; 2. Clyde Fleet Additions, 1920-1939; 3. The Clyde Fleet in General; 4. The Western Highlands; 5. Irish Services; 6. Lancashi re Coast Steamers; 7. Lake Winermere; 8. Minor Mersey Ventures; 9. Liverpool and North Wales; 10. Isle of Man Steamers; 11. The Bristol Channel; 12. Cornwall and South Devon; 13. The Channel Islands; 14. Weymouth Steamers; 15. Southampton Steamers; 16. Isle of Wight Steamers; 17. Brightojn Steamers;18. Thames, Medway and East Anglia; 19. The Humber and the North-East Coas t; 20. Forth and Tay; 21. Special Remarks. With several appendices. Light bumping to spine ends, very light foxing to initial leaves, else vg. 75.00

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172 HARDY, A. C. British Ships and Shipping Illustrated. 1st.
A. & C. Black, London, 1933, 
HARDY, A. C. British Ships and Shipping Illustrated . London: A. & C. Black, 1933. First Printing. Pp. [1]-95,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, light blue cloth with small decoration to front and dark blue lettering to front and spine. An identification guide for liners and other shipping vessels in the 1930s.Includes specifics and illustrations of each ship. Light wear to spine end s and outer hinges, else vg. Lacking dj. 25.00

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173 HARRISON, Leslie Titanic Myth : The Californian Incident. 2nd ed in dj. signed.
S.P.A. Ltd., Hanley Swan, Worcestershire, 1992, ISBN:1854211846 
HARRISON, Leslie. A Titanic Myth : The Californian Incident. (Hanley Swan, Worcestershire: The S.P.A. Ltd., 1992). Second Edition. Pp. (1)-287,[1]. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A presentation ofthe account of the sinking of the Titanic based largely on the memories of Captain Stanley Lord of the Californian, who was condemned of being respon sible for many of the deaths for failing to respond quickly to the sinking of the Titanic. The second part of the book forcuses on the author's efforts to clear Lord's name of responsibility for the increased death toll, and the problems he encountered in pursuing that unpopular course. Vg in lightly edgeworn dj. Signed and dated by Harrison on the title page. 100.00

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174 HARTMAN, Tom. Guinness Book of Ships and Shipping Facts & Feats
Guinness Superlatives Limited, Enfield, Middlesex , 1983, ISBN:0851122698 
HARTMAN, Tom. The Guinness Book of Ships and Shipping Facts & Feats. Enfield, Middlesex : Guinness Superlatives Limited, (1983). First Edition. Pp [1]-265. Illustrated. Maps. Index. Double Column. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Experiment and Exploration (Mediterranean Beginnings Nautical Development in Northern Europe Opening up the Oceans); Warships and Warfare (The Era of the Wooden Warship Metal and Machinery Submarines; Torpedoes; Torpedo Boats Hospital Ships; Troopships; Medals); Trade and Transport (Merchant Ships Schooners; Packets; Clippers Steamersand Liners); Distress and Disaster; Odd Facts; Appendices (Types of Vessel Glossary of Nautical Terms Nautical Acronyms). Bottom edge sunned, cor ners bumped, else very good in lightly browned dustjacket. 25.00

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175 HAWKS, Ellison Romance of the Merchant Ship . US in dj
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1931, 
HAWKS, Ellison. The Romance of the Merchant Ship. New York : Thomas Y. Crowell Company, n.d. [Preface dated August 1931]. First US Printing. Pp (4), 5-[319],(1), colour frontispiece (cross section of the Aquitania) + 40 p of plates. Also illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth. Printed in Edinburgh. "Beginning back with early times we follow the narrative from the firstcrude attempts to hew a canoe out of a log to the larger craft propelled b y oar and sail. Then come the ships of the Phoenicians and Egyptians, and close after them the Viking vessels, and other tiny ships of the first hardydiscoverers. The heyday of the sailing ship was reached a century ago with the clipper ships, and, fast though they were, it is a matter of interesti ng speculation as to what new types might have been put into commission hadnot steam come along." - from the dj. Chapters : 1. Ships of the Ancients; 2. Early Ships in Northern Waters; 3. The Ships of the Explorers; 4. Some Famous Sailing-Ships; 5. Types and Rigs of Sailing-Ships;; 6. The Coming ofthe Steamship; 7. Early Steamship-Building in Great Britain; 8. The First Steamship Crossings of the Atlantic; 9. The Coming of the Iron Ship; 10. Transatlantic Liners of To-Day; 11. Some Modern Liners and Their Owners; 12. The Modern Marine Engine; 13. Motor and Electrically Propelled Ships; 14. Cargo Ships and Oil-Tankers; 15. Refrigerator and Other Vessels [dredgers, ice-breakers, cable ships, tugs, trawlers, drifters, whalers, lifeboats]; 16. The Building of the Ship; 17. Launching and Fitting the Ship; 18. FindingOne's Way at Sea; 19. How A Ship is Navigated. With index. A couple of sma ll discoloured spots to spine ends, else very good in nicked, still-quite-bright and unclipped dust jacket. 85.00

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176 HAWKS, Ellison Romance of the Merchant Ship . US no dj
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1931, 
HAWKS, Ellison. The Romance of the Merchant Ship. N.Y. : Thomas Y. Crowell Company, n.d. [Preface dated August 1931]. Pp (4), 5-[319],(1), colour frontispiece (cross section of the Aquitania) + 40 p of plates. Also illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth. Printed in Edinburgh. Chapters : 1. Shipsof the Ancients; 2. Early Ships in Northern Waters; 3. The Ships of the Ex plorers; 4. Some Famous Sailing-Ships; 5. Types and Rigs of Sailing-Ships;;6. The Coming of the Steamship; 7. Early Steamship-Building in Great Brita in; 8. The First Steamship Crossings of the Atlantic; 9. The Coming of the Iron Ship; 10. Transatlantic Liners of To-Day; 11. Some Modern Liners and Their Owners; 12. The Modern Marine Engine; 13. Motor and Electrically Propelled Ships; 14. Cargo Ships and Oil-Tankers; 15. Refrigerator and Other Vessels [dredgers, ice-breakers, cable ships, tugs, trawlers, drifters, whalers, lifeboats]; 16. The Building of the Ship; 17. Launching and Fitting the Ship; 18. Finding One's Way at Sea; 19. How A Ship is Navigated. With index. Spine and part of boards sunned else vg. 50.00

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177 HAWS, Duncan Merchant Fleets in Profile 1 : The Ships of the P&O, Orient and Blue AnchorLines. First Edition in dustjacket
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1978, 
HAWS, Duncan. Merchant Fleets in Profile 1. [dj adds: The Ships of the P&O,Orient and Blue Anchor Lines]. Additional research by Steven Rabson, P&O G roup Librarian. With drawings to 1:1800 scale. Cambridge : Patrick Stephens, (1978). First Edition. Pp (6),7-160. Double column. 8vo, blue cloth, giltlettering to spine. Cohen, The Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.310. "Something entirely new for ship lovers is quite rare today but Merchant Fleets in Profile presents the history of some of the world's most famous (and not so famous) shiping lines in a unique way. Each section will contain a chronology of the main events in the company's history, an index ofthe ships, together with the actual fleet list, also in date order, which includes every vessel above 100 gross tons owned by the line. The fleet list alone is of immense value to maritime historians, as it includes detailedinformation on the ships, including tonnage, dimensions, engines, hull, ac comodation and service, plus a brief history of each vessel. Years of careful and methodical research have enabled Duncan Haws to illustrate with constant-scale drawings (all to 150 feet to the inch) almost all the ships listed - the illustrations themselves being a major feature of the series. The first volume covers ships of the famous P&O Group, and includes the P&O itself with more than 400 ships, the Orient SN (with PSNC chartered ships) andthe Blue Anchor Lines." - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket 75.00

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178 HAWS, Duncan Merchant Fleets in Profile 4 : The Ships of the Hamburg America, Adler and Carr Lines First Edition in dustjacket
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1980, ISBN:0850593972 
HAWS, Duncan. Merchant Fleets in Profile 4. [dj adds: The Ships of the Hamburg America, Adler and Carr Lines]. With drawings to 1:1800 scale. Cambridge : Patrick Stephens, (1980). First Edition. Pp (6),7-208. Double column. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Over 400 drawings. "This fourth title in a unique series of reference books on world merchant fleets, past and present, is devoted to the illustrious Hamburg America line plus the Adler and Carr lines. Each section contains a chronology of the main events in the company's history, an index of the ships, plus the actual fleet list which includes detailed technical data and a brief history of each vessel. [...] copiously illustrated with his specially priduced constant-scale profile drawings - the result of years of intensive research." - dj. Very good industjacket. 75.00

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179 HAWS, Duncan CUNARD WHITE STAR Merchant Fleets in Profile 2 : The Ships of the Cunard, American, Red Star,Inman, Leyland, Dominion, Atlantic Transport and White Star Lines. First Edition in dustjacket
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1979, 
HAWS, Duncan. Merchant Fleets in Profile 2. [dj adds: The Ships of the Cunard, American, Red Star, Inman, Leyland, Dominion, Atlantic Transport and White Star Lines]. With drawings to 1:1800 scale. Cambridge : Patrick Stephens, (1979). First Edition. Pp (5),6-215,(2). Double column. 8vo, blue cloth,gilt lettering to spine. Over 300 drawings. "[...] covers ships of two gre at North Atlantic competitors, Cunard and the various shipping lines that comprised the famous International Mercantile Marine Company, including morethan 500 ships [...] ." - dj. The Titanic enty is on p.205. Very good in d ustjacket 75.00

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180 HAWS, Duncan Merchant Fleets in Profile series) Merchant Fleets in Profile 3 : The Ships of the Union, Castle & Union-Castle, Allan, and Canadian Pacific Lines. First Edition in dustjacket
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1979, ISBN:0850593522 
HAWS, Duncan. Merchant Fleets in Profile 3 : The Ships of the Union, Castle& Union-Castle, Allan, and Canadian Pacific Lines. With drawings to 1:1800 scale. Cambridge: Patrick Stephens, (1979). First Edition. Pp. (6),7-186. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. No.3 in the Merchant Fleets in Profile series. "This third title in a unique series of reference books on world merchant fleets, past and present, is devoted to Union-Castle, the Allan Line and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Each section contains a chronology of the main events in the company's history, an index of the ships, plus the actual fleet list which includes detailed technical data and a brief history of each vessel. The books are written by Duncan Haws and are copiously illustrated with his specially produced constant-scale profile drawings." - from dj. Very good in dustjacket. 75.00

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