|FRENCH LANGUAGE CLASSIC DIVE BOOKS
MES PTITS SITES DE L'HISTOIRE DE l'AVENTURE SOUS-MARINES
PAR LES LIVRES :
Also, a most fascinating site for stamps relating to
PAR LES TIMBRES:
FINNISH LANGUAGE CLASSIC DIVE BOOKS.
Pontus Blomqvist of Finland is a keen diver
and collector of diving related books. "At the moment I’m trying to complete
my collection of Finnish diving books, which of course is an impossible
task. New books are beeing puplished and it is also hard to draw the line,
is ‘that old book’ a diving book? Right now I have collected about 130
different books of perhaps 170-200 diving books published in Finland."
a chronological presentation.
ITALIAN LANGUAGE UNDERWATER HUNTING AND APNEA DIVING BOOKS
This in from a dedicated Italian collector: Hi Peter,
my name is Dario Esposito, but on the net (they) know me as morgansub,
a skin diver and a hunter, and a lover of the sea; also a collector
of books dealing with hunting underwater. I have a personal website,
and I used the help of my late friend Alessandro Olschki to prepare a bibliographic
essay on books about hunting underwater. If you want I can work together
to complete the Italian part of your site - would be a pleasure for me.
I apologize for my English by the translator of Google. I congratulate
you for your wonderful work and I'll leave the link to my site to see and
also have a critique on your work I've done. Greetings.
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probably in th USA, writes:
Hello & thanks for the
cool site. What first got me into diving as a 9 or 10 year old in the late
another (hardcover) book
by Lloyd Bridges besides Mask and Flippers. I know that the book
was something like: “Learn How To Scuba Dive” or close to that title, by
Lloyd Bridges with (another author). It had a slightly different picture
of Lloyd on the front cover, but similar to the picture on Mask and Flippers,
in other words, Lloyd is pictured wearing the exact same gear as on Mask
and Flippers. In it, Lloyd and an associate author described all of the
basics of Scuba Diving, “depths”, etc., very well. In fact, it was
so complete that I used only that book to begin diving and safely.
However, in this book, they stuck to the technical “know how” stuff and
didn’t touch upon the history of diving much at all. I don’t seem to be
able to find a copy of this book anywhere so it is probably out of print,
but I wonder why it’s not listed anywhere I’ve looked so far.
Thankyou Charley. I do
not have an answer - perhaps a reader could assist. I would hazard a guess
that the co-author would have been Bill Barada, and that Lloyd Bridges
contributed little other than his very marketable name at the time, although
he was an experienced diver. Can anyone help?
Australian professional diver Andrew Scrace has been in touch with a list
of ten classic hard-hat books that he is after.
UP FOR AIR. Frank Meier.
The author also wrote FATHOMS BELOW.
DEEP SEA DIVING. David Masters.
1935. Thomas Nelson and Sons.
DIVING FOR TREASURE AND
OTHER ADVENTURES. Lt.Commander G. Williams.
DIVERS AND DIVING. Adam
Gowans Whyte. Isaac Pitman publishers, 1938.
DEEP SEA SALVAGE. Adam Gowers
Whyte, and Hadfield.
SHIP ASHORE. Desmond Young.
TRY ANYTHING TWICE. Desmond
ALL THE BEST YEARS. Desmond
THIS WORLD AND THAT. Thomas
Ferris Milne. 1934.
DON'T FORGET THE DIVER.
C.A.Chard. (British hard hat diving).
SALVAGING ADVENTURES IN
Holiday greetings, Peter Stone. I have a few items to share.
The English edition of the book Hans Bolin inquires about is:
Thomas Ferris. This World and That, The Autobiography of a Diver.
D. Long. Foreword by ADM Mark Kerr. London, Joseph, 1934. 234 pp.,
plates, ports., facsim. LC 34-35638. (From Submarines, Diving,
World: A Bibliography by Frank J. Anderson)
Concerning the descriptions in your catalog of 20 Years under the Sea
and On the
most hardcover diving books published since the early 20th century have
except in the case of certain special editions. (I own copies with jackets
these books in their first edition and 1939 edition, respectively, as well
as of Man and
Underwater World and I Like Diving. Jackets and titles vary
by edition and country of
of course, jackets varying far more than titles. For example, in the case
the UK's Man Explores the Sea is the USA's Man Under the Sea,
and the jackets
different. In the case of Hans Hass, the UK's Under the Red Sea
is the USA's Manta,
these jackets differ as well. The same applies to Australia's Divers
Luck and the
Diver's Luck, by Clarence Benham.)
Does anyone know if Guy Gilpatrick had a sister or close friend named Florence?
a 1938 Complete Goggler (with dust jacket) inscribed "To Bob. XMas 1940.
& Uncle GG.")
wishes of the season, David Fenton.
David Sammons also advises:
This World and That,
the Autobiography of a Diver, by Thomas Ferris Milne; edited by Frank
Long, foreword by Admiral
Mark Kerr. Published, London, H. Joseph .
234 p. incl. front. plates, ports., facsim. 22 cm. LC Call No.:
Diving, Submarine. Other authors: Long, Frank D., ed. Control No.:
I read a copy of this book
while in saturation during a dive in the North Sea and have been trying
to find a copy for my collection. If you can find a copy that is
available I am very interested.
Hans Bolin from Germany writes:
Peter ! I'm a guy interested in diving and historical diving. I came across
a Swedish title " Resor till havets botten" original title "This
World and That" published in Sweden in 1935. This is
a very nice book an biography of the author Milne, Thomas Ferris a RN diver
active in England. I don't know if it was published elsewhere , maybe you
David Fenton's correspondence above.
Leon Lyons, author of the superb Helmets of the Deep, advised that he has
only a few copies left of the delux edition (the standard edition having
sold out a year ago). This is your last opportunity to get hold of a copy,
but but be prepared to pay over US$500. Contact me and I will get Leon
to contact you direct.
Alexander Becker from Netherlands has added some interesting information
on the Hans Hass books - see Author -
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