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Mackenzie-Grieve, Averil
Includes original card engraved by Averil Mackenzie-Grieve with signed Best Wishes from Averil & John dated 1949. Slight stain on spine and on side edge of rear board. 276pp.
Geoffrey Bles, 1970, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #21171
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.13 approx. - € 11.43 approx.)
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Heath, Byron
This is the story of the evolution of the sailing ships that gradually linked Australia to Europe. The book explains how the navigational problems of Australia's huge coastline were conquered by ships that were at the cutting-edge of technology for their time. The story covers the period from antiquity until the arrival of Britain's First Fleet at Botany Bay in January 1788 and highlights the rapid improvement of ship construction after the European Renaissance began the trend to reasoned experiment that replaced ignorance and dogma and made possible long return voyages to the ends of the earth. The author has been able to draw upon his experience in measurement technology to show that the improvements in ship design after the Middle Ages arose principally from the invention of increasingly precise measuring instruments such as the accurate clock and the lenses used in microscopes and telescopes. The ship's wheel, copper hull sheathing, antiscorbutic diet to counter scurvy and the sextant were all invented not long before the British colonised Australia. The book contains numerous maps and illustrations that highlight the maritime technology inherited by the British from the ships of Scandinavia, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands and France who pioneered the ocean pathway to Australia. 192pp.
Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd., 2005, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1877058319
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Inventory #13020
Price: £ 7.99 GBP ($ 9.69 approx. - € 9.13 approx.)
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Subramanian, Lakshmi.
152pp.
Roli Books Pvt Ltd, 1999, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8174360697
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Inventory #1619
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.10 approx. - € 8.57 approx.)
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Hakluyt, Richard
Head and tail of spine rubbed. Foxing to the bottom edge of pages and front and back paste downs. Boards a little faded. Illustrated throughout. 293pp.
William Heinemann, 1927, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Second Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #21444
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.13 approx. - € 11.43 approx.)
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McVicker, Mary F.
Adela Breton (1849-1923) was a Victorian gentlewoman whose parents supported her education and artistic training. Anthropology and the 'new' science of geology appealed to her father and soon captured her own interest. After her father's death in 1887, Adela began a lifetime of travel, exploring past cultures and landscapes. Often camping or staying in small villages, accompanied only by her Indian guide and companion, she created a pictorial account of the Mexican countryside in the 1890s. Famed archaeologist and fellow Briton Alfred P Maudslay, aware of Adela's talents, asked her to return to Mexico and check his copies of the murals at the ruins of Chichen Itza in the jungles of the Yucatan. This was the turning point in her career that would lead to international recognition as an archaeological copyist, researcher, and interpreter of the rapidly disappearing painted walls of ancient Mexico. Today her artwork is the only detailed colour record of many aspects of the Pre-Columbian past. When the Mexican Revolution of 1910 ended her travels to Mexico, she turned her inquiring mind to linguistics and began her study and copying of rare colonial-era documents.218pp.
University of New Mexico Press, 2005, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0826336787
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Inventory #17616
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 21.83 approx. - € 20.57 approx.)
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