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Diaries From the Days of Sail. US in dj

By: BELL, R.C., ed. VILLIERS, Alan, (intro.) LACEY, Edward) WHITEHEAD, Alexander)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1974, ISBN:0030129419:

Seller ID: 66072


BELL, R.C., (ed.). Diaries From the Days of Sail. Edited by R. C. Bell, Introduction by Alan Villiers, Technical editor C. P. Seyd. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1974). Pp 160. Illustrated. Large 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents: C. H. Clarke's "American Journey", Alexander Whitehead's "China and Back", and Edward Lacey's "Clipper to Adelaide" Bookplate, else vg in dj. 25.00 View more info

Captain Cook : The Seamen's Seaman : A study of the great discoverer. FirstBritish Edition in dustjacket.

By: COOK, James). VILLIERS, Alan SMALL, Adrian

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1967,:

Seller ID: 102730


(COOK, James). VILLIERS, Alan. Captain Cook : The Seamen's Seaman : A studyof the great discoverer. Illustrations by Adrian Small. (London): Hodder & Stoughton, (1967). First UK Printing. Pp (4),v-ix,10-[256], + 4 p. of blac k and white plates. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, black cloth spine with black and grey specked boards, grey illustration of the Endeavour to front board, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed a faint blue. Beddie 321. "To have discovered a continent as Lieutenant James Cook did on his long, thorough andextensive Endeavour voyage to the South Seas is as great an achievement... View more info

Wheel's Kick and the Wind's Song. First Edition in dustjacket

By: COURSE, A.G. VILLIERS, Alan, foreword

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Percival Marshall, London, 1950,:

Seller ID: 35846


COURSE, A.G., Captain. The Wheel's Kick and the Wind's Song. London : Percival Marshall, ([June] 1950). First Printing. Pp (4),v-xiv,1-264,(2) + photofrontispiece + 12 pages of photos. 8vo, wine cloth, gilt lettering to spin e. Captian Alfred George Course (d. 1976). Ben Cohen, The Thames 1580-1980 : A General Bibliography, p.142. Foreword by Alan Villiers. Chapters : 1. John Stewart and Successors; 2. The Ashmore; 3. The Dundee Twins; 4. Peri and the Clippers; 5. The Clipper Coriolanus; 6. The Commonwealth [on which Basil Lubbock briefly served]; 7. The Commonwealth - cont.; 8. The Amulree ; ... View more info

Wheel's Kick and the Wind's Song. Second Edition in dustjacket

By: COURSE, A.G. VILLIERS, Alan, foreword

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Percival Marshall, London, 1950,:

Seller ID: 105998


COURSE, A.G., Captain. The Wheel's Kick and the Wind's Song. London : Percival Marshall, (July 1951). Second Edition. Pp (4),v-xiv,1-264,(2) + photo frontispiece + 12 pages of photos. 8vo, wine cloth, gilt lettering to spine.Ben Cohen, The Thames 1580-1980 : A General Bibliography, p.142. Foreword by Alan Villiers. Chapters : 1. John Stewart and Successors; 2. The Ashmore; 3. The Dundee Twins; 4. Peri and the Clippers; 5. The Clipper Coriolanus;6. The Commonwealth [on which Basil Lubbock briefly served]; 7. The Common wealth - cont.; 8. The Amulree ; 9. The Edinburgh : Skysail Days ; 10. The E... View more info

Boats and Boatmen of Pakistan. First Edition

By: GREENHILL, Basil VILLIERS, Alan, foreword

Price: $30.00

Publisher: David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1971, ISBN:0715350099:

Seller ID: 105364


GREENHILL, Basil. Boats and Boatmen of Pakistan. Foreword by Alan Villiers.Newton Abbot: David & Charles, (1971). First Printing. Pp. (10),11-191,(1) , colour frontispiece, + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo,red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. National Maritime Museum, The Deve lopment of the Boat : A Select Bibliography 476. Dr. Basil Jack Greenhill CMG (b. February 26, 1920, Bristol - d. April 8, 2003, St. Dominick, Cornwall) noted marine historian. "This is an original and detailed study of the lives and work of the boatmen of Pakistan, an area where a special patte... View more info

Boats and Boatmen of Pakistan. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: GREENHILL, Basil VILLIERS, Alan, foreword

Price: $40.00

Publisher: David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1971, ISBN:0715350099:

Seller ID: 97684


GREENHILL, Basil. Boats and Boatmen of Pakistan. Foreword by Alan Villiers.Newton Abbot: David & Charles, (1971). First Printing. Pp. (10),11-191,(1) , colour frontispiece, + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo,red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. National Maritime Museum, The Deve lopment of the Boat : A Select Bibliography 476. "This is an original and detailed study of the lives and work of the boatmen of Pakistan, an area where a special pattern of life is set by the great rivers' systems, and by the annual inundation following the onset of the south-west monsoon. A wh... View more info

Das Grosse Buch der Windjammer

By: GRUBE, Frank und Gerhard RICHTER, herausgegeben von RICHTER, Gerhard VILLIERS, Alan) CLAUSEN, Gottfried)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1983, ISBN:3455087183:

Seller ID: 97303


GRUBE, Frank und Gerhard RICHTER, herausgegeben von. Das Große Buch der Windjammer . Herausgegeben von Frank Grube und Gerhard Richter. Fachbeirat: Gottfried Clausen, Hans Engel, F. Holm-Petersen, Hans Georg Prager, [und] Alan Villiers. [Hamburg]: Hoffmann und Campe, [1983?]. Pp. (5),6-272, including numerous plate leaves. Illustrated in black and white. 4to, illustrated blue card covered boards. Spine reads: "Windjammer". An overarching history of merchant sail, with an emphasis on the windjammers. Text in German. Verygood. 20.00 View more info

Shanties from the Seven Seas : Shipboard Work-Songs and Songs Used as Work-Songs from the Great Days of Sail. Third Impression in dustjacket.

By: HUGILL, Stan VILLIERS, Alan, foreword]

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1979, ISBN:0710015739:

Seller ID: 110533


HUGILL, Stan. Shanties from the Seven Seas : Shipboard Work-Songs and SongsUsed as Work-Songs from the Great Days of Sail. Collected by Stan Hugill. [Foreword by Alan Villiers]. London and Henley : Routledge and Kegan Paul, (1979). Third Impression. Pp. (6),vii-xviii,(2),1-609,(3). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Stanley James Hugill (b. November 19, 1906, Hoylake, Cheshire – d. May 13, 1992, Aberystwyth, Wales) was a British folk music performer, artist and sea music historian, known as the "Last WorkingShantyman" and described as the "20th century guardian of the ... View more info

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Best of Sail. in dj.

By: LUBBOCK, Basil VILLIERS, Alan, intro. HOOK, F.A., ed. SPURLING, Jack.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1975, ISBN:0850592178:

Seller ID: 41125


LUBBOCK, Basil. The Best of Sail. Paintings by J. Spurling; Text by Basil Lubbock; Edited by F.A. Hook; With an Introduction by Alan Villiers. Cambridge: Patrick Stephens, (1975). Pp 179, [36] leaves col. plates. 4to, blue cloth. An ample abridgement of the 1972 three volume edition of this classic literary and artistic evocation of the great age of merchant sail. Vg in very slightly rubbed dj. 150.00 View more info

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Best of Sail. no dj.

By: LUBBOCK, Basil VILLIERS, Alan, intro. HOOK, F.A., ed. SPURLING, Jack.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1975, ISBN:0850592178:

Seller ID: 46827


LUBBOCK, Basil. The Best of Sail. Paintings by J. Spurling; Text by Basil Lubbock; Edited by F.A. Hook; With an Introduction by Alan Villiers. Cambridge: Patrick Stephens, (1975). Pp 179, [36] leaves col. plates. 4to, blue cloth. An ample abridgement of the 1972 three volume edition of this classic literary and artistic evocation of the great age of merchant sail. Spine sunned, else vg. 120.00 View more info

Skipper & the Eagle. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: McGOWAN, Gordon, Capt. VILLIERS, Alan, foreword

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Van Nostrand, New York, 1977, ISBN:0442252668:

Seller ID: 105993


McGOWAN, Gordon, Capt. The Skipper & the Eagle. Foreword by Captain Alan Villiers. New York : Van Nostrand (1960). Pp. (4),v-ix,(1),1-214). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Myron Smith, The United StatesNavy and Coast Guard, 1946-1983 : A Bibliography 7970; USCG,. United State s Coast Guard Annotated Bibliography (1982) p.36. Dustjacket adds this subtitle: How a Coast Guard officer made a German prize of war into a United States ship at the end of World War II, and sailed it home through trade winds and a hurricane. How the barque Horst Wessel became the USCGS Eagle. "... View more info

Skipper & the Eagle. First Sea History Press Edition in dustjacket.

By: McGOWAN, Gordon, Capt. VILLIERS, Alan, foreword STANFORD, Peter, introduction

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sea History Press, National Maritime Historical Society, Peekskill, N.Y., 1998, ISBN:0930248090:

Seller ID: 83918


McGOWAN, Gordon, Capt. The Skipper & the Eagle. Foreword by Captain Alan Villiers. Introduction by Peter Stanford. Afterword by Capt. Robert J. Papp, Jr. Peekskill, N.Y.: Sea History Press, National Maritime Historical Society, (1998). First Printing thus. Pp (6),vii-xv,(1),1-239,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt ship to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Originally published by D. Van Nostrand (Canada) in 1960. “This rousing yarn of how the US Coast Guard barque Eagle sailed from war-torn Germany to become 'America's Tall Ship' makes good reading for all hands who care about the... View more info

Modelling Ships in Bottles. 1st US no dj.

By: NEEDHAM, Jack VILLIERS, Alan (foreword)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Collier Books, New York, 1973,:

Seller ID: 70092


NEEDHAM, Jack. Modelling Ships in Bottles. With a foreword by Alan Villiers. NY: Collier Books, (1973). First US Printing. Pp. [1]-64. Illustrated. Double column. 8vo, illustrated green card covered boards. Rubbed, spine endsworn, else vg. 24.00 View more info

Sea Breezes : The Ship Lovers' Digest, New Series Vol. 10 July - December,1950. in dj.

By: Sea Breezes) FAY, CHARLES Edey VILLIERS, Alan READER, Ernest R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Charles Birchall & Sons, Ltd., 1950,:

Seller ID: 77700


(Sea Breezes). Sea Breezes : The Ship Lovers' Digest, New Series Vol. 10 July - December, 1950. Liverpool: Charles Birchall & Sons, Ltd., 1950. Pp. 472 including index. Illustrated, with several full colour plates included. Double column. Small 8vo, green cloth, gilt to spine. Of interest: "Amazons Afloat" (female sailors in the 17th and 18th centuries, pp.4-13); W.J. Beckett's "Round the World in the Dumfriesshire" (pp.22-29); Charles Edey Fay's"The Greatest Sea Mystery" (on the Mary Celeste, pp.82-92, 162-173); G. Sm ith's "Antarctic Whaling" (pp.94-99); Ernes... View more info

Sea Breezes : The Ship Lovers' Digest, New Series Vol. 15 January - June, 1953. in dj

By: Sea Breezes) SOMERVILLE, Cameron CONRAD, Joseph VILLIERS, Alan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Charles Birchall & Sons, Ltd., 1953,:

Seller ID: 55101


(Sea Breezes). Sea Breezes : The Ship Lovers' Digest, New Series Vol. 15 January - June, 1953. Liverpool: Charles Birchall & Sons, Ltd., 1953. Pp. 466, including index. Illustrated, including one very attractive double foldedcolour plate of the passenger and cargo ship "City of Port Elizabeth". Dou ble column. Small 8vo, green cloth, gilt to spine. Of interest: Cameron Somerville's "The Ubiquitous 'Puffer'", the name given to the grimy coal boatsthat plied the Scottish coast; "Progress of Buries Markes Ltd."(pp.36-44); Hapag's History, 1847-1952" (pp.52-69, 122-131,... View more info

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Western Ocean : The Story of the North Atlantic UK in dj

By: VILLIERS, Alan

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Museum Press, London, 1957,:

Seller ID: 10839


VILLIERS, Alan. The Western Ocean : The Story of the North Atlantic. London: Museum Press Limited, 1957. First Edition.Pp (4),v-xi,(1),13-288, fronti s.+ 8 p. of photos. 8vo, green cloth. O'Dea 3289 for the U.S. edition entitled Wild Ocean. On our subject : Before Columbus: Phoenicians and Vikings; Pioneers from Portugal; Whalemen and Fishermen [with a long section on the Grand Banks and reference to Villiers' two trips there with the Portuguese]; Conquest By Air. Other references, many not found in the short index. Photos include one of the Argus and one captioned, "Lonely adventurer: one... View more info

Posted Missing : The Story of Ships Lost without Trace in Recent Years.. Revised US ed in dj

By: VILLIERS, Alan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1974, ISBN:0684138719:

Seller ID: 18920


VILLIERS, Alan. Posted Missing : The Story of Ships Lost without Trace in Recent Years. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1974). Revised Edition, First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xxvi,[1]-310, + 16 p. of black and white photos. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, black cloth. "This is a new edition of Alan Villiers' famous book on ships lost without trace in this century. Ing raphic detail Captain Villiers tells the story of vessels, large and small, that have disappeared and been 'posted missing' by Lloyds of London. They range from small fishing craft to the 20,000-ton Brazilian battleship Sao P... View more info

Way of a Ship : Being Some Account of the Ultimate Development of the Ocean-Going Square-Rigged Sailing Vessel, and the Manner of Her Handling, Her Voyage-Making, Her Personnel, Her Economics, Her Performance, and Her End. First American Edition.

By: VILLIERS, Alan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1953,:

Seller ID: 16617


VILLIERS, Alan. The Way of a Ship : Being Some Account of the Ultimate Development of the Ocean-Going Square-Rigged Sailing Vessel, and the Manner of Her Handling, Her Voyage-Making, Her Personnel, Her Economics, Her Performance, and Her End. Illustrated with the Author's Photographs, and Diagrams and Drawings by Harold A. Underhill. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. First Edition. Pp. (12),[xi]-xiv,(2),1-429,(1), + 44 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth, silver decoration tofront and silver lettering to spine. This classic account of seafaring lif ... View more info

Coral Sea. US in dj

By: VILLIERS, Alan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Whittlesey House, New York, 1949,:

Seller ID: 51406


VILLIERS, Alan. The Coral Sea. NY: Whittlesey House, (1949). First AmericanPrinting. Pp. [i]-v,(1),[1]-310,(2). Map endpapers. 8vo, navy blue cloth w ith gilt lettering to spine. Contents: 1. The Coral Sea; 2. The IndustriousPolyp; 3. The Peoples of the Coral Sea; 4. The Native Navigators; 5. The P ortuguese; 6. The Spaniards; 7. The Colony at Santa Cruz; 8. The Quest of Queiros; 9. Luis Vaz de Torres; 10. The Hollanders; 11. William Dampier, Buccaneer; 12-13. The English; 14. The French; 15. The Nineteenth Century; 16.Five Knots in a Palm Frond; 17. Shipwreck and Boat Voyages; 18. The Sandal ... View more info

Cruise of the Conrad : A Journal of a Voyage round the World, undertaken and carried out in the Ship Joseph Conrad, 212 Tons, in the Years 1934, 1935 and 1936 by way of Good Hope, the East Indies, the South Seas and Cape Horn. First American Edition in dt

By: VILLIERS, Alan

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Scribner's, New York, 1937,:

Seller ID: 71229


VILLIERS, Alan. Cruise of the Conrad : A Journal of a Voyage round the World, undertaken and carried out in the Ship Joseph Conrad, 212 Tons, in the Years 1934, 1935 and 1936 by way of Good Hope, the East Indies, the South Seas and Cape Horn. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First US Edition. Pp 387, with frontis and illustrated with many photographs. 8vo, green cloth. Toy 0475. Light wear to spine ends, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket (spine ends chipped, two-inch closed tear to rear panel). 75.00 View more info