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The 'Nautilus Library' begun in the 1920s, and built up to more than thirty volumes. A few were given slightly different titles but most were classic nautical works issued in a pocket sized edition by Philip Allan, who owned the copyright to many of the original editions.

Series' jacket blurbs

The Skipper's on the quaff-deck a-squinting at the sails
When up aloft the lookout sights a school of Whales.

THE NAUTILUS
LIBRARY

2s. 6d. net each (postage 4d.)

Taken from the top third of the front of the series dust wrappers. Used here as decoration.

A GREAT literature has grown up around the sea and those who devote their lives to it, and from these books the publishers have spared no pains to search out those which are, in their opinion, worthy of the high standard set by the Nautilus Library.
At frequent intervals new volumes are added to this popular series that have met with a great and, we may say, well-deserved reception.
The love of the sea and adventure is in the blood of every Englishman, and included in these volumes are true accounts of piracy, smuggling, strange sea mysteries, and the valour and endurance that have played so large a part in making England the great sea power that she now is.
The books are attractively produced —and at a low price—in a size suitable for the pocket, and also make very pleasing volumes for the bookshelf in house or cabin.

Published by
PHILIP ALLAN & CO. LTD.
69, Gt. Russell St., London
See list of titles on the back.

THE NAUTILUS LIBRARY

Price 2s. 6d. net per vol. (Postage 4d.)
The Standard Library of Books about the Sea and Ships.

1. MYSTERIES OF THE SEA by J. G. LOCKHART.
2. SEAMEN ALL by E. KEBLE CHATTERTON.
3. PERIL OF THE SEA by J. G. LOCKHART.
4. SEA-WOLVES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN by E. HAMILTON CURREY.
5. SEA VENTURERS OF BRITAIN by "TAFFRAIL."SOLD
6. THE CRUISE OF THE "ALERTE" by E. F. KNIGHT.
7. THE STORY OF H.M.S. " VICTORY " by GEOFFREY CALLENDER.SOLD
8. STRANGE ADVENTURES OF THE SEA by J. G. LOCKHART.
9. SMUGGLING DAYS AND SMUGGLING WAYS by H. N. SHORE.
10. SEA ESCAPES AND ADVENTURES by "TAFFRAIL."
11. THE BUCCANEERS by A. H. COOPER-PRICHARD.
12. THE LOSS OF THE "TITANIC" by LAWRENCE BEESLEY.
13.GREAT STORMS by L. G. CARR LAUGHTON and V. HEDDON. SOLD
14. A GREAT SEA MYSTERY : The True Story of the " Mary Celeste " by J. G. LOCKHART.
15. THE DIARY OF A RUM RUNNER by ALISTAIR MORAY SOLD
16. WHALERS AND WHALING by E. KEBLE CHATTERTON. SOLD
17. ACROSS THREE OCEANS by CONOR O'BRIEN has been sold.SOLD
18. ON THE HIGH SEAS by E. KEBLE CHATTERTON.
19. SHACKLETON'S BOAT JOURNEY by Commander FRANK A. WORSLEY, D.S.O. SOLD
20. THE AYESHA by H. VON MUCKE. Nautilus edition SOLD but original edition available!
21. BLENDEN HALL by J. G. LOCKHART.SOLD
22. 'CLEAR LOWER DECK' by SIDNEY KNOCK.
23. OCEAN RACERS by CICILY FOX SMITH.
24. STRANGE TALES OF THE SEVEN SEAS by J. G. LOCKHART.
25. THE SEA APPRENTICE by C. FENTON.
26. BLIGH OF THE 'BOUNTY ' by GEOFFREY RAWSON. BOOK NOW SOLD !
27. SEA-TOLL OF OUR TIME by R. L. HADFIELD.
28. IN GREAT WATERS by S. G. S. McNEIL. BOOK NOW SOLD !
29. MY SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURES by JACK MCLAREN.
30. BEATTY by GEOFFREY RAWSON.Not a Nautilus volume.
31. THE POST CAPTAIN by John Davies
32. CONVICT SHIPS AND SAILORS by A. J.Villiers

 

Shackleton's Boat Journey by Commander F. A. Worsley. This is the Nautilus Library edition (number 19) published in 1933 based on the author's 1931 work 'Endurance'. This is one of the scarcest Nautilus books. This and other maritime and naval books for sale at camberpete.co.uk.

Image used here as a divider and to show a typical spine from the Nautilus Library: Can also be used as a link to WHALERS AND WHALING: Keble Chatterton describes the developement of whaling by the northern european and american peoples in an interesting book but warns that whales have always been a threatened species.

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Click to see Whaling, Pelagic Hunting and Polar Exploration section at camberpete.co.uk
 
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Naval Social History section: This covers any period where the subject matter is social history or, as in particular memoirs; there is material relevant to the subject. On occasions other navies are featured, not just the Royal Navy.
 
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