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1 Colchester Navigation and Improvement Acts (7 Acts of Parliament 1811, 1845, 1847)

Eyre & Spottiswode

1839, Half-Leather: Very Good, 
Quarto. Half brown leather, marbled paper boards, five block compartments on spine between gilt and blind tooled bands, red leather label with gilt lettering on front cover. 259pp, (page numbers written by hand), xvi Index, printed by J B Harvey, Colchester. Seven Acts of Parliament bound together enacted by George 3rd and Queen Victoria between 1811 and 1847. Published by Eyre & Spottiswode 1839, 1847. With neat mss annotations throughout. A very good copy apart from very minor foxing and spine is rubbed and spotted . Details of all seven acts available on request. X019657 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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2 Norfolk Estuary Works. Proceedings in Parliament Before the Committees of the House of Commons and House of Lords

Waterlow & Sons

1853, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, 
Rebound in black cloth with gilt titling, parliamentary proceedings from the short-hand writer's notes, with prefatory statement and appendix, xi/459pp, 'in matters in dispute between the Norfolk Estuary Company and the Eau Brink Drainage Commissioners, relating to the mode of executing a cut and works below Lynn, under the Norfolk Estuary Acts.' X001886 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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CANOEING AND CAMPING ADVENTURES, being an Account of Three Cruises in Northern Waters, Anderson R C
3 CANOEING AND CAMPING ADVENTURES, being an Account of Three Cruises in Northern Waters
Anderson R C
Gilbert-Wood

1910, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Accound of three canor trips around Scandinavia & Russia in the early 20th century. 192pp, illustrated. Generally a VG clean copy in slightly marked cloth boards, end-papers browned, spine sunned. 013836 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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4 Industrial Rivers of the United Kingdom
Anon
T Fisher Unwin

1891, 8vo, Hardcover: VG-, 
Original pink cloth with red and black lining and decoration, gilt titling, spine slightly darkened and with slight wear to the head and tail, 306pp, page edges gilt, illustrated with full page engravings, binding slightly shaken otherwise a clean and bright copy X013589 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Canoe Travelling: Log of a Cruise On the Baltic, and Practical Hints On Building and Fitting Canoes, Baden-Powell Warington
5 Canoe Travelling: Log of a Cruise On the Baltic, and Practical Hints On Building and Fitting Canoes
Baden-Powell Warington
Smith, Elder & Co

1871, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
A rare work by the elder brother of Robert Baden-Powell, being an account of a canoe voyage around the Baltic and a guide to canoe design and building. xiii+172pp, illustrated plus folding map. Contents are clean, slight damage to edges of a few prelim pages. Map is complete but with small tear by binding. Original blue cloth boards, marked, recased with new matching cloth spine. Very scarce. 013834 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Inland Waterways of Belgium, Beneat E E
6 Inland Waterways of Belgium
Beneat E E
Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson

1960, 1st: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG-
The standard period guide and handbook of the Belgium waterways. 191pp. Loose fold out map at rear. VG clean copy in slightly edge worn dw. 013839 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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THE HEREFORD & GLOUCESTER CANAL, BICK D E
7 THE HEREFORD & GLOUCESTER CANAL
BICK D E
OAKWOOD PRESS
0853614687 / 9780853614685
1994, 2nd (revised): 8vo, Card Covers: VG, 
C8. History of this long abandoned waterway. 104pp. VG copy in cardc overs, faded on spine. 004971 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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8 THE HEREFORD & GLOUCESTER CANAL
BICK D E
POUND HOUSE
0950204099 / 9780950204093
1979, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG-
Excellent history of this long abandoned and ultimately unsuccessful canal. 80pp, illustrated. VG copy in edge worn dw. 010033 
Price: 8.95 GBP
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9 AT THE HEART OF THE WATERWAYS
BLAGROVE DAVID
BUCHEBROC PRESS
1871918057 / 9781871918052
2003, 1st: 8vo, Glazed Boards: VG, 
Fairly detailed history of the canals at Braunston - boatyards, canal companies, carrying companies and the local people. 96pp, well illustrated. VG copy in glazed boards. Uncommon. 008494 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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10 Houseboat Days in China
Bland J O P
EDWARD ARNOLD

1909, 1st: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Musings on China and the Chinaman by this colocial official and 'The Times' Shanghai correspondent whilst on his Yangtse houseboat. ix+289, illustrated, fold out map at rear. Contnets generally VG, old name crossed out on front end-paper, remains of WH Smiths sticker on rear end-paper, rear hinge cracked but still firm. Original green cloth/gilt a little marked and edge rubbed. 013922 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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11 The Heart of England By Waterway
BLISS WILLIAM
H F & G WITHERBY

1933, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, 
The first book by the doyen of British canoeists. Accounts of the author's canoeing trips on the Canals around England. 192pp with 3 photo plates and fold out map as required. An unusually nice copy, contents fine with no foxing or spotting and the map in mint condition. Original cloth boards, very clean with just a hint of discolouration to spine. Inscription on front end-paper 'To the Famille Croft, Christmas 1934, from the Famille Bliss'. Scarce 1st ediiton. 013934 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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The Mersey Ancient and Modern, Blower Benjamin
12 The Mersey Ancient and Modern
Blower Benjamin
Edward Howell

1878, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Account of th history and current sate of the River Mersey and its shipping, pre-dating the Ship Canal. 88pp plus many illustrations and 3 fold out maps (all undamaged). Contents VG, paper a little age tanned, very occasional spotting, old bookplates and small paper cutting to front end-papers. Original cloth/gilt boards, a little rubbed on edges, slghtly bumped on corners, but overall a nice original copy. 013844 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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13 JAMES BRINDLEY ENGINEER 1716 - 1772
BOUCHER CYRIL T G
GOOSE & SON

1968, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG
The only substantial modern work on James Brindley, engineer of the Bridgewater Canal and several other early British Canals and one of the first great civil engineers. 130pp, with photos and drawings. VG copy in dw. 001920 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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14 THE CANALS OF EASTERN ENGLAND
BOYES JOHN & RUSSELL RONALD
DAVID & CHARLES
071537415X / 9780715374153
1977, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG
D&C Canals of the British Isles series, being the final volume, and one of the harder titles to find. 368pp plus photos maps etc. VG copy in dw. 000796 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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15 THE BIRMINGHAM CANAL NAVIGATIONS Vol.1 1768 - 1846
BROADBRIDGE S R
DAVID & CHARLES
0715363816 / 9780715363812
1974, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG
D&C Inland Waterways Histories series. History of the development of the BCN canal system in the Birmingham & Black Country areas. This volume is complete in itself and the planned continuation of the history in Vol.2 was never published. 205pp with illustrations. VG copy in dw. 001033 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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16 THE ANDERTON BOAT LIFT
CARDEN DAVID
BLACK DWARF
0953302865 / 9780953302864
2000, 1st: 4to, Cloth: VG, VG
Well illustrated and fairly detailed history of this famous Britih canal lift which links the Trent & Mersey to the Weaver Navigation. 180pp. VG copy in dw. 010062 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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17 THE HORNCASTLE AND TATTERSHALL CANAL
CLARKE J N
OAKWOOD
0853613982 / 9780853613985
1990, 2nd (revised): 8vo, Card Covers: VG, 
C6. History of this fenland waterway. 96pp, well illustrated. VG copy. 004972 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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18 THE EXETER CANAL
CLEW KENNETH R
PHILLIMORE
0850335442 / 9780850335446
1984, 1st: Small 4to, Cloth: VG, VG
Standard history of the Exeter Canal, similar in style to the D&C Canal Histories (this title was originally planned as part of that series).112pp, well illustrated. VG copy in dw. 001325 
Price: 13.50 GBP
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19 THE KENNET & AVON CANAL
CLEW KENNETH R
DAVID & CHARLES
0715342258 / 9780715342251
1968, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG
D&C Inland Waterways Histories series. History of this recently restored canal from Bristol to the Thames. 206pp with photos etc.. 1st edition, VG copy in dw. 000965 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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THE SOMERSETSHIRE COAL CANAL & RAILWAY, CLEW KENNETH R
20 THE SOMERSETSHIRE COAL CANAL & RAILWAY
CLEW KENNETH R
DAVID & CHARLES
0715347926 / 9780715347928
1970, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: Fine, Fine
D&C Inland Waterways History series, history of this lesser known canal and its associated tramroads. 176pp with photos and maps. VG copy in unfaded dust wrapper 000103 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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21 THE ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH CANAL AND ITS RAILWAYS
CLINKER C R & HADFIELD CHARLES
AVON ANGLIA
0905466160 / 9780905466163
1978, 2nd (revised): 8vo, Card Covers: VG, 
History of this short Leicestershire canal and its associated tramroads. 27pp, some illustrations. VG in card covers. 004138 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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THE ITCHEN NAVIGATION, COURSE EDWIN
22 THE ITCHEN NAVIGATION
COURSE EDWIN
SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP
0905280067 / 9780905280066
1983, 1st: A4, Card Covers: VG, 
History of the River itchen navigation up to Winchester with details of the remains. 31pp, ilustrated. VG copy in card covers. 005982 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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RAILWAY ON THE WATER, CRABTREE HAROLD
23 RAILWAY ON THE WATER
CRABTREE HAROLD
SOBRIETY PROJECT
0952259206 / 9780952259206
1993, 1st: Square 8vo, Card: VG, 
Account of the compartment boat (Tom Puddings) system used to transport coal from the Yorkshire collieries to Goole docks along the Aire & Calder navigation. 112pp, well illustrated. VG copy in card covers. 004394 
Price: 9.95 GBP
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24 WATERWAYS ATLAS OF THE BRITISH ISLES
CRANFIELD JOHN & BONFIEL
CRANFIELD & BONFIEL BOOKS

1966, 1st: Large 8vo, Card Covers: VG, 
Excellent map of the waterways of the British Isles in colour. scale 8 miles to 1", 53pp including gazetteer. Card covers with wire comb binding. VG clean copy. 000110 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Forth and Clyde Ship Canal in Relation to the Development of Commerce, Crawford J Law
25 Forth and Clyde Ship Canal in Relation to the Development of Commerce
Crawford J Law
Maclaren & Sons

1891, 1st: Square 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Arguements in favour of the building of a ship canal between the Forth & Clyde with details of route etc. vii+108pp with two fold out plans and fold out map. Contnets generally VG, slight dusty marking to edges. Original blue cloth/gilt, some old damp staining to foredges of boards. 013924 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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26 The Draining of the Fens
Darby H C
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

1940, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, 
The classic account of the drainage of the East Anglian Fenlands. xix+312pp, illustrated. VG clean copy in origonal cloth boards, slight bumping to corners. The rare (and superior) 1st edition. 014912 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Cruising in the Netherlands, Davies G Christopher
27 Cruising in the Netherlands
Davies G Christopher
Jarrold & Sons

1894, 1st: 8vo, Decorative Boards: VG, 
Undated [but 1894] 1st edition. Log of the Author's voyages around the waterways of the Low Countries in the 1880-90s. 208pp, illustrated, folding map at front. A VG clean copy, just a little minor spotting, in the fine decorative blue cloth/gilt boards. Rare in this original ediiton. 013830 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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28 SHAKESPEARE'S AVON - THE HISTORY OF A NAVIGATION
DAVIES JAMIE
OAKWOOD

1996, 1st: 8vo, Card: As New, 
Oakwood Canal History C9. History of the River Avon navigation from Warwick to Tewkesbury. 152pp, well illustrated. As new copy. 005758 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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SWEDISH CROSS CUT : A Book on the Gota Canal, De MARE ERIC
29 SWEDISH CROSS CUT : A Book on the Gota Canal
De MARE ERIC
ALLHEMS FORLAG

1964, 1st: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG-
History of the Swedish Gota Canal linking Stockholm and Gothenburg for Telford acted as consulting Engineer. 239pp, illustrated. VG copy in edge worn dw. 012837 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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BRADSHAW'S CANALS & NAVIGABLE RIVERS OF ENGLAND & WALES, De SALIS HENRY RODOLPH
30 BRADSHAW'S CANALS & NAVIGABLE RIVERS OF ENGLAND & WALES
De SALIS HENRY RODOLPH
HENRY BLACKLOCK

1928, 3rd: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
The standard guide to English/Welsh canals in the early part of this century. The 3rd and final edition. 455pp plus adverts, publishers green cloth/gilt. Contents VG, original green cloth, worn on edges, slightly frayed to spine ends foldout paper map in pocket at rear (spliting on folds but complete). 000111 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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