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1 Anon. Bold Century.
1959, 
112pp, colour frontis, 91 illus, large format (28cm x 21cm), original red cloth. SBS: The New Zealand Insurance Co Ltd. 1859-1959. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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2 Anon. Thames & Mersey Marine Insurance Company Limited 1860-1960.
1960, 
82pp, colour frontis, colour illus, 37 illus, large format (25cm x 21cm), original full green calf, title on front board. AJS: The development of marine insurance from the 1850s. This is the presentation deluxe edition. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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3 Armstrong (Sir W.G.) Bell (I.L.) Taylor (J.) & Richardson (Dr.) The Industrial Resources of the District of the Three Northern Rivers, the Tyne, Wear, and Tees, Including the Reports on the Local Manufactures, Read Before the British Association, in 1863.
1864, London and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 
xlii + 307pp, lacks frontis, double-page plate (HM Iron-Cased Screw Frigate 'Defence'), 16 text illus, 7 folding plates, 5 folding maps (two heightened in colour), substantial format, original highly decorated green cloth, spine neatly repaired and new endpapers. AJS: Uncommon, a standard reference to the trade and commerce of the region. Note this copy lacks the frontis piece, else complete. Includes reports: (1) Coal, Coke and Coal Mining. (2) Metallurgy of the District. (3) Chemical Manufactures of the District. (4) Vitreous and Ceramic Manufactures of the District. (5) The Manufacture of Paper. (6) The Tanning Trade of Newcastle and Gateshead. (7) The Construction of Iron Ships, and the Progress of Iron Shipbuilding on the Tyne, Wear, and Tees. (8) The Engineering Manufactures of the District. (9) The Railways and Locomotives of the District. (10) Improvements Introduced in the Rivers of the District. The folding plates are attractive, especially the double-page view of HMS Defence. 
Price: 225.00 GBP
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4 Bang-Andersen (A.) Greenhill (B.) Grude (E.H.) Editors. The North Sea. A Highway of Economic and Cultural Exchange Character-History.
1985, 
278pp, 100 photos, 41 maps & charts, 47 line illus, dw. AJS: Collected papers published by Stavanger Maritime Museum and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. The Clinker Built Boats of the North Sea, 300-1000 AD by A. Evans. The Timber Trade; The Case of Dutch Norwegian Relations in the 17th Century by J.R.Bruijn. North Sea Warfare in the 17th and 18th Century by B. Kolltveit. Shipbuilding in the 17th and 18th Centuries. The Wasa as a product of Dutch Shipbuilding by C.O.Cederland. Steam Enters the North Sea by A. Pearsall. The North Sea in Two World Wars by G. Till. 17 papers in total. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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5 Blake (G.) Gellatly's 1862-1962 A Short History of the Firm.
1962, 
(viii), 178pp, frontis, 17 plates, green cloth, dw. AJS: Trading in Arab and African countries around the Red Sea. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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6 Blake (G.) The Ben Line The History of Wm. Thomson & Co. of Leith and Edinburgh, and of the Ships Owned and Managed by Them 1825-1955.
1956, 2nd impression 1970, 
ix + 22pp, frontis, 34 illus, endpaper maps, original red cloth. SBS: From 1825-1955 the Ben Line took a leading part in the liner trade between Europe and the Far East. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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7 Blunt (J.) The Shipmasters Assistant and Commercial Digest.
1837 rp 1970, 
xii + 672pp, dw. AJS: A compendium of commercial shipping information from the days of sail, widely circulated designed primarily for the sea captain. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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8 Bowen (F.C.) Ships We See.
ND 1930, 
viii + 311pp, 100 illus, original grey cloth. SBS: A survey of world ships, from super liners to light ships, well illustrated. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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9 Brewer (Rear Ad G.M.K.) Last of the Line, the History of a Kentish Seafaring Family.
2000, 
v + 114pp, 6 colour illus, 21 illus, large format (30cm x 21.5cm) original dark blue cloth, with title on front board. SBS: Admiral Brewer traces his ancestors, a seafaring family, including a grandfather who was in the coastguard and a father who was a pilot with the Dover Pilot Office throughout WW2. NB: Privately published by the author. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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10 Brogan (C.) Compiler. James Finlay & Company Limited Manufacturers and East India Merchants 1750-1950.
1951, 
xix + 276pp, frontis, 71 illus, folding plan, folding genealogy, attractive production in half red/white cloth, decorated front board, large format (26 cm x 17cm), in an edition of 100 copies, this being No 99, signed on the verso of the title page by the Chariman of James Finlay & Co. Hanham, entry 10025: An important business history. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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11 Davies (P.N.) The Trade Makers Elder Dempster in West Africa 1852-1972.
1973, 
526pp, 32 illus, endpaper maps, substantial format, dw. AJS: Describes the growth and analyses the changing fortunes of the Elder Dempster shipping company from its origins in the formation of the African Steam Ship Company in 1852 until the present day. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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12 Davis (R.) A Commercial Revolution, Historical Association. English Overseas Trade in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.
1967, 
24pp, original decorated stiff paper covers. SBS: During the period from the English Restoration to AmericanŻIndependence England expanded her overseas Trade, especially toŻour new colonies in America and the West Indies. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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13 Davis (R.) English Merchant Shipping and Anglo-Dutch Rivalry in the Seventeenth Century.
1975, 
(iv), 36pp, 25 illus, landscape format (18cm x 24cm), pictorial paperŻwrappers. AJS: Chapters include: England's maritime expansion; the ships; theŻseamen; the politics. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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14 Eaddy (P.A.) Neath Swaying Spars The Story of the Trading Scows of New Zealand.
1939, 
223pp, frontis, 14 illus, original printed pictorial boards. AJS: A type of vessel which was already in decline by the late 1930s. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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15 Eames (A.) Ships and Seamen of Anglesey 1558-1918. Studies in Maritime and Local History.
1973 rp 1981, 
674pp, 50 plates, 6 text illus, 3 charts, one folding map, substantial format, pictorial stiff paper wrappers. AJS: The story of the development of a maritime community over the centuries, put together from crew agreement lists, log books, private papers, tape recorded memoirs etc., Eames was Senior Lecturer in Education at the University College of North Wales, Bangor. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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16 Eames (A.) Ventures in Sail Aspects of Maritime History of Gwynedd, 1840-1914, and the Liverpool Connection.
1987, 
320pp, 24pp appendices, 38 photos, large format, in full colour stiff paper covers. AJS: The maritime villages of north west Wales 1830-1914 had much in common with similar communities in Scandinavia and the eastern seaboard of North America. NB: Includes detailed fleet lists, owners details etc., 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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17 Ellis (A.) Heir of Adventure The Story of Brown, Shipley & Co. Merchant Bankers 1810-1960.
1960, 
vi + 165pp, colour frontis, 18 illus, dw. AJS: A standard company history. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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18 Escombe (W.M.L.) Full & Down.
ND 1954, 
v + 90pp, frontis, 32 illus, original blue cloth. SBS: The History of Escombe, McGrath - Freight Brokers. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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19 Gale (W.K.V.) Boulton, Watt and the Soho Undertakings.
1952, Birmingham, 
(vi), 40pp, 8 illus, large folding plate, printed stiff paper wrappers. AJS: Boulton and Watt and the two Birmingham factories for which they wereŻresponsible. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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20 George (B.J.) Pembrokeshire Sea-Trading Before 1900.
1967 rp 1970, 
39pp, 2 illus, 7 maps, tables, printed paper wrappers. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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