Vanished Fleets: Ships and Men of Old Van Diemen's Land. . 1st edition

By: VILLIERS, A.J.

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VILLIERS, A. J. Vanished Fleets : Ships and Men of Old Van Diemen's Land. Illustrated with photographs and maps. New York : Henry Holt and Company, (1931). First Printing. Pp (2),[i]-viii,(40,[1]-297,(5), frontis., + 8 leavesof plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed black. The story of various voyages to Australia, and specifically Tasmania, in the nineteenth century. Examines mercantile expeditions, the arrival of convict ships to the islands, as well as the disappearance and wrecking of several of these expeditions. Contents : Book I. - Earlier Days. 1. The Romance of the River. 2. Round Tasmania in a Whaleboat. 3. The Colorful Career of Captain Kelly. 4. The Dollars of Death. Book II. - The Convict Ships. 5. TheStory of Transportation. 6. The Voyage of the "Woodman.” 7. The Loss of th e "George III." 8. The Pirates of Old Van Diemen's Land. 9. The "Convict King.” 10. The Girl Ships. Book III. – The Whalers. 11. The Whalers. 12. The Whalers (continued). 13. From Captain Tregurtha's Log. 14. From Captain Tregurtha's log (continued). 15. The Adventure of the "Essex." Book IV. - Clippers, and Later Days. 16. The Hobart Clipper Ships. 17. Treasure Trove! 18.“Graveyard Island." Appendices. Unevenly sunned, else very good in browned , spine-chipped, rubbed, unclipped dustjacket. 70.00

Title: Vanished Fleets: Ships and Men of Old Van Diemen's Land. . 1st edition

Author Name: VILLIERS, A.J.

Categories: 77,

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1931,:

Seller ID: 92661

Keywords: NAUTICAL AUSTRALIA TASMANIA MERCANTILE CONVICT SHIPS AUSTRALIAN WHALERS HISTORY SHIPWRECKS,