The Queer Dutchman. 1993. 1725 Ascension castaway. P-back.
Birds of Ascension: A Short Introduction. 17pp illus pamphlet.
Gallery of Photographs, Old Documents and Other Memorabilia: Catalogue. 1985. 222pp, ringbound rpt. Detail of items held on Asc
Ashmole, Philip & Myrtle
St Helena and Ascension: A Natural History. Nelson 2000. Compares the flora and fauna development on the two islands. Great detail with photos, maps, diagrams and line drawings. 478pp, illus.
Bartlett, L S
Ascension Island. Author was resident magistrate 1934-36. Copied from 1960s typescript. 40pp
De Saint Pierre, J H B
Voyage to the Isle de France, the Isle of Bourbon and the Cape of Good Hope. With early descrip of Asc. AES 1999 reprint of 1800 ed.
The Sinking of the Laconia: A Tragedy of the Battle of the Atlantic. Watkins 1994. Ascension connections. 236pp, illus.
Huxley, R C
Ascension Island and Turtles: A Monograph. Asc Heritage Soc, 1997. Contains new material from Govt archives. 30pp, illus.
Ascension Today: An Islander Souvenir Guide. 29pp guide, A4, paper covers. New Edition 1996. (Day 300).
Memories of Ascension 1929-1931. Miles Apart 1997. 42pp. Two years on Asc by C&W Telegraph Officer. 16 photos by the author.
In Troubled Waters: The Story of a South African at War who Survived the Sinkings of Both HMS Cornwall and the Troopship Laconia. Paul Watkins 2001. 194pp, illus. With refs to Ascension
Desperate Journeys Abandoned Souls: True Stories of Castaways and Other Survivors. H. Mifflin, 1988. Inc story of Asc castaway, St H coffin escapee etc. 586pp paperback, illus.
Ascension Island Walks Book. 1998. Ring-bound booklet, colour card covers. Details of all the letterboxes and associated walks.
Nettleship D.N. et al (ed)
Seabirds on Islands: Threats, Case Studies & Action Plans. 1994. Inc “Seabird Conservation & Feral Cats on Ascension” – N.Ashmole, + C.Verdes, Madeira etc. 318pp p-back. (Day 617).
A Voyage to Surat in the Year 1689. AES 1994 reprint of 1929 edtn. Ed H Rawlinson. Chaps on Asc & St H. Description + origins of population, turtles and the Asc post office. 313pp, illus (Day 64).
A Concise Guide to Ascension Island South Atlantic. 3rd Ed, 1983. Principal guidebook. 54pp, illus. Photocopy reproduction. (Day 34).
J. E & L.
Contributions Towards A Flora of Ascension Island. 1997. Plant history and description with checklist. 67pp, ringbound with illus
Ascension Island. 1997, St Mary’s Church. 20pp colour booklet of best known views – follows earlier J Arthur Dixon format.
Ascension Number. Dec 1923. The Cablemans Staff Paper. Great detail with photos and text but regrettably only p/copy. 35pp.
MAPS AND CHARTS
Single sheet, Edn 4, OS 1992. Colour. 84 x 87 cm.(Day 161)
Ascension Island: What’s So Special? RSPB, 1997. Colour front with map and photos. B&w reverse with natural & historical info.
Small format coloured sheet, Edtn 3, OS 1972.
Judges set 1 (7 cards) (c15361-c153677): Pierhead, Turtle Shell Beach, Coconuts, View from Green Mt, Comfortless Cove, Donkeys, View from Cross Hill.
Judges set 2 (7 cards) (c16059X-c16065X): Turtle, Underwater life, Scouts Path, Devils’s Riding School, Long Beach, Georgetown/Cross Hill, Dew Pond.
Judges set 3 (4 cards) (c16743-c16746): English Bay, Eastern point, 2 Boats, Sisters Pk.
Judges set 4 (3 cards) (c17443x-c17445x): Sisters Peak, English Bay, Long Beach.
Judges set 5 (3 + 1 cards) (c20325x-c20327x and c20775x): The Lizard, Pillar Bay, Dew Pond, Green Turtle.
All the above 5 sets (25 cards). Reduced Price
Henry, D & Fowler S
Ascension Island. 1995. Approx 3 hrs. Includes “Living on the Rock” (see list 6) plus new 1.5 hrs on history and natural history.
MAGAZINES (articles contained in full copy of magazine except where stated)
Off the Beaten Track of Empire (Duke of Edinburgh’s Tour), Nov 1957. 43pp & 17 illus including all UK S.Atlantic islands.
My Home on the Oceans, July 1939, with 7pp & 7 illus inc St Helena
Ascension Island: Engineering Victory, My ’44, F.Clarke, 18pp/21 illus.(Day 544)
Greens Grow for GI’s on Soilless Asc, Ag ’45 W.Moore 12pp/12ils. (Day 604)
Cape Canaveral’s 6,000 Mile Shooting Gallery, Oct 1959, 7pp, 3 illus. (Day 30)
World-Roaming Teenager Sails On. Apr 1969. R L Graham. Cape to Barbados with call at Asc. 33pp, 33, illus inc 2 x Asc 1 x St Helena.
Ascension. Jan 1998. S Winchester. Good photos, general description etc. 11pp.
Brandreth H R
Communications on the Island of Ascension. 1835. Natl hist, water supply + letter from C. Power 22.11.1834 on same. 20pp overall.
Six Months in Ascension. From Cape Monthly 1879. 13pp. Synopsis of authors book on the astronomical expedition.
Ascension. From Nautical Magazine 1841. Contemp description.
Lord W B
Ascension Island. From Nautical Magazine June 1901. Contemporary description following the laying of the cable.
Ascension: The Stamps and Postal History. 1981. Mint. 71pp, illus.
As above but slightly torn dust jacket.
Mail from Ascension 1817-1901. Nd. A4 illus. Card covers. 54 pp.
Beale, P O
Ascension Island: The Crown Agents Records in the British Library. A4 ringbound study. 12pp
Beale, P O
Ascension Islands Post Office 1992-24 – Control Transferred to St Helena. A4 ringbound study. 11pp.
Cant, J A
Ascension at War. 1993. 34pp A4 illus. booklet (World War 2).
A Stately Southerner. 1926. 191pp, illus. Chapter on Asc. No DJ. Slightly torn spine.
Dixon J Arthur (publisher)
Ascension Island: Portrait of a South Atlantic Outpost. 1980. Text and facing colour photos. 18pp booklet with map (Day 33).
In Quest of The Sun: The Journal of The “Firecrest”. 1929. Inc vignette of life on Asc also St H. (Day 100). 315pp, 14 photos, map.
3 cm tear to spine.
As above but “cheap edition”
Six Months in Ascension. 1878. 285pp. Lower spine creased with small tears. F.e.p. slightly loose otherwise very good.
Ascension: The Story of a South Atlantic Island. 1972. 244pp, 24 illustrations. Torn dust jacket, bookshop stamp otherwise fine.
As above. 1973 USA edirtion. No DJ
Through Mighty Seas. 1941. Windjammers out of Portmadoc in the 1890s – 3 voyages of which third was to Asc with govt stores. Good descrip + 2 photos. 288pp, 13 photos. Cloth boards slightly loose.
As above but travel book club edition. 288pp, 13 photos.
Desperate Journeys Abandoned Souls: True Stories of Castaways and Other Survivors. H. Mifflin, 1988. Inc story of Asc castaway, St H coffin escapee etc. 586pp, illus.Ex library copy
Wideawake Island: The Story of the B.O.U. Centenary Expedition to Ascension. 1960. 224pp, illus, VG with D/J (Day 250).
As above but no D/J
GRAPHIC / ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS PRINTS
1.7.1882. Wideawakes hatching their eggs. ½ page
24.2.1883. Turtle catching at Ascension. 4 views. ½ page.
28.2.1874. 2 views, Hospital and Mountain Hospital. 1/4 page