Canal, waterways and shipping books for sale

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 All books are hardback unless otherwise stated, paperback (pb), card cover.

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Calvert, Roger. Inland Waterways of Europe.   Illustrated book with detailed information about the navigable rivers and canals of Europe. (hb) Flare Books, 2nd edition 1975, pp259, isbn 0 901759 78 3. VG, VG   £3

Coombe, Derek. Fishermen from the Kentish Shore.   Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings, the main purpose of this book is an attempt to set down some of the wisdom and experience of the last generation or two of sailing fishermen in North Kent. (hb) Meresborough Books, 1989, pp181, glazed boards, isbn 0 948193 40 9. VG   £4

Gardiner, Robert (editor).   The Age of the Galley. Mediterranean Oared Vessels since Pre-Classical Times. Consultant editor Professor John Morrison.   Conway's History of the Ship.   This charts the development from the earliest paleolithic craft, to the classical trireme and its Roman and Byzantine successors. Well illustrated.   (pb) Conway, 1995, pp256, large format, isbn 0 85177 955 7.   VG (slight water damage to bottom of first few pages)    £10

Greenhill, Basil. The Ship. The life and death of the Merchant Sailing Ship 1815-1965.   Seventh book in the series of 10 books about the development of merchant vessels and specialised vessels of war. Well illustrated study.   (hb) HMSO, 1980, pp60, glazed boards, isbn 0 11 290317 7.    VG    £2

Kipling, Ray & Susannah.   Strong to Save. Dramatic first-hand accounts of RNLI lifeboat rescues around British Isles. Drawing on scores of interviews, the authors use first hand accounts to produce a gripping mix of stories from both the lifeboat crews and those who have been rescued. Illustrated with many dramatic rescue photos. (hb) Patrick Stephens Limited, 1995, pp256, isbn 1 85260 495 6.   F, VG   £3

 Lead, Peter. The Trent & Mersey Canal. Historic Waterways Scenes. Mainly b/w photo album with 131 photos with very detailed captions. (hb)   Moorland Publishing, 1980, 131 b/w photos, glazed boards,isbn 0 903485 70 2.   G   Ex-Library   £1

The Canals Book '83. Your guide to 2,000 miles of inland waterways. Up-to-date maps and navigation guides, how to work locks, waterside boatyards and services, plus many period adverts.   (pb) Peter Barnes/Link House Publications, 1982, pp120, landscape format, isbn 0 86296 010 X.   VG   £1.50