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‘DiveScrap’Index

the scrapbook of diving history

 

1861 DU SCAPHANDRE et de son emploi a bord des navires

M. L. du Temple. Soft cover book. 30 pages plus a colored litho as a ‘center fold’ and a large fold out engraving in the back. This is a Diving Manual explaining how to use the Cabirol diving apparatus on board of ships.

1914 MANUEL du SCAPHANDRIER

Soft cover booklet. 10 x 15 cm(!) 75 pages, illustrated. Marked on the cover ‘cinquieme édition’ ( fifth edtion )

1929 MANUEL du SCAPHANDRIER

Soft cover booklet. 10 x 17 cm(!) 75 pages, illustrated. Marked on the cover ‘cinquieme édition’ ( fifth edtion ) which is strange because the booklet here above is also the ‘fifth edition’ ( but dated 1914 and 2 cm shorter in hight ) This one however is a photocopy ...

1947 Rapport d’Information sur le materiel scaphandre et le personel scaphandrier

Report on divers ( training and techniques ) and apparatus as available in France right after the second world war.  Written on a typewriter. 112 pages A4 plus drawings and schedules. Very rare book.

1949 LA PLONGEE EN SCAPHANDRE

Hard cover book. 18 x 22 cm. 119 pages plus 4 pages with illustrated advertisements for the La Spirotechnique Diving Equipment, The SERRA FRERES salvage company and René Piel. This is the standard version of this diving manual.

1949 LA PLONGEE EN SCAPHANDRE

Hard cover book. 18 x 22 cm. 119 pages WITHOUT the 4 pages with illustrated advertisements for the La Spirotechnique Diving Equipment, The SERRA FRERES salvage company and René Piel. This is the  limited edition of this diving manual, it has no adverts but it is signed and dedicated by Jacques Yves Cousteau. A very rare Diving Manual.

1982 MIXGERS 78

Hard cover book. Operations and maintenance manual for the MIXGERS 78, a rebreather apparatus by FENZY.

1961 SCAPHANDRIERS A CASQUE

Soft cover book. 50 pages.

1955 DE L’APPAREIL RESPIRATOIRE DC 55

Soft cover book. 10 pages text plus 10 fold out illustrations. All ‘water proof’ paper and binding. It is the instructions manual for the DC55 rebreather apparatus.

1957 L’OXYGERS 57

Soft cover book. 12 pages text plus 3 fold out illustrations.  It is the instructions manual for the Oxygers 57 rebreather apparatus.

1967 “PLONGÉE A L’AIR”

Soft cover book. 75 pages.

1974 repertoire des documents rediges au groupe d’etudes et de recherches sous-marines depuis 1945

Hard cover book. A catalogue on all documents published by the GERS ( french navy diving unit ) from 1945 to 1974. Very interesting book but it makes me feel a bit shy when finding out how many publications still are missing from my library ...

1965 COURS DE MEDICINE ET PHYSIOLOGIE DE LA PLONGEE

Soft cover book. 95 pages.

1965 COURS ÉLÉMENTAIRE DE PLONGEUR-DEMINEUR tome 2

Soft cover book. 109 pages.

1965 COURS ÉLÉMENTAIRE DE PLONGEUR-DEMINEUR tome 1

Soft cover book. 106 pages.

1961 INSTRUCTION sur La Plongé autonome a l’oxygene et aux mélanges

Soft cover book. 48 pages.

1982 APPAREILS DE PLONGÉE

Soft cover book. 105 pages.

Duplicate available

1977 SCAPHANDRIERS A CASQUE

Soft cover book. 66 pages.

1951 La Plongée en Scaphandre Les Traveaux Sous-Marins

Soft cover book. 180 pages. Very interesting because of the mix of diving equipment in use at the time: Old style French hard hat equipment, new style Cousteau Gagnan equipment, Left overs from the German military ( Draeger DM40 as well as the Neufeld & Kuhnke ADS ) and allied equipment ( TECO shallow water apparatus, English COX guns etc. )


1968 INSTRUCTION SUR LA PLONGÉE A AIR tome II

Soft cover book. Part one. Pages have been numbered per chapter. This is part 2, dated 1968. I also have part 1 which is dated 1969. I don’t know if this is a genuine set or if there are also a part 1 1968 and a part 2 1969. If any one can tell please let me know.

Duplicate available

1969 INSTRUCTION SUR LA PLONGÉE A L’AIR tome I

1976 INSTRUCTION SUR LA PLONGÉE A L’AIR tome I

Soft cover book. Pages numbered per chapter.

1976 INSTRUCTION SUR LA PLONGÉE A L’AIR tome II

Soft cover book. Pages numbered per chapter.

1978 FORMATION DE SCAPHANDRIERE AUTONOMES 2e DEGRE

Soft cover book. 21 pages. In fact this is not a military diving manual but a fire brigade diving manual.

1975 Instruction sur la practique de la plongée subaquatique

Soft cover book. 106 pages plus annexes.

1955 INSTRUCTION SUR LA PLONGÉE EN SCAPHANDRE A L’AIR

Hard cover book. 81 pages.

1965 INSTRUCTION SUR LA PLONGÉE EN SCAPHANDRE A L’AIR

Soft cover book. Prototype of a Diving Manual. Pages numbered by hand and per chapter. Illustrated with real photographs.

1980 INSTRUCTION SUR LA PLONGÉE AUTONOME tome 1

Soft cover book. 5 chapters with individually numbered pages.

1980 INSTRUCTION SUR LA PLONGÉE AUTONOME tome 2

Soft cover book. 5 chapters with individually numbered pages.

1980 INSTRUCTION SUR LA PLONGÉE AUTONOME tome 3

Soft cover book. 4 chapters with individually numbered pages.

1980(?) COURS TRAVEAUX STAGE PSIS

Everything on under water cutting and welding

1961 Marine Nationale LA PLONGÉE

Hard cover book. 181 pages. This is the re-edition of the 1949 book ‘La Plongée en Scaphandre’ and the 1955 ‘La Plongée’ manual.

1967 Marine Nationale LA PLONGÉE

1955 Marine Nationale LA PLONGÉE

Hard cover book. 154 pages. This is the re-edition of the 1949 book ‘La Plongée en Scaphandre’

1977 LA PLONGÉE

Hard cover book. 379 pages.

French Civil / Commercial Diving Manuals and Documentation

French Military Diving Manuals

Hard cover book. 239 pages. This is the re-edition of the 1949 book ‘La Plongée en Scaphandre’ the 1955 ‘La Plongée’ manual and the 1961 ‘La Plongée’

Soft cover book. Part one. Pages have been numbered per chapter. This is part 1, dated 1969. I also have part 2 which is dated 1969. I don’t know if this is a genuine set or if there are also a part 1 1968 and a part 2 1969. If any one can tell please let me know.

Duplicate available

2008 Le Secret du Mont-Saint-Michel

Vincent Roc Roussey. Soft cover book. 212 pages. Fiction.

2005 Le Vetement Étanche en Plongée Loisir

Alain Perrier. Soft cover book. 103 pages.

2006 L’Orientation Sous-Marine en Plongée Loisir

Alain Perrier. Soft cover book. 95 pages.

2005 Le Jouet Scaphandrier

Philippe Damon. Soft cover book. 95 pages. Full color illustrations.

2003 LES PLONGEURS DE L’HISTOIRE

Philippe Damon. Soft cover book. 164 pages. Second printing.

2003 LES PLONGEURS DE L’HISTOIRE

Philippe Damon. Soft cover book. 164 pages. First printing.

2008 La Collection Daniel Boudot

Jean Patrick Paszula. Soft cover book. Pages are not numbered. Many color photo’s of the collection of diving equipment of Daniel Boudot

2008 Etude sur l’évolution technique du scaphandre Cabirol et du régulateur Rouquayrol

Philippe Damon. Soft cover book. 176 pages. Illustrated.

2008 Les Précursurs de la plongée autonome 1771 - 1853

Daniel David. Soft cover book. 171 pages. Illustrated.

1980 TROIS INVENTEURS MÉCONNUS

Jacques Michel. Hard cover book. 220 pages B&W illustrated.

1987 LES PIEDS-LOURDS

Gilles Millot. Hard cover book. 279 pages B&W illustrated. Great book ...

1990 L’or a la tonne

Robert Stenuit. Hard cover book. 227 pages B&W illustrated.

1890 PECHE AUX PERLES

Pierre Frede. Hard cover book on pearl diving. Illustrated. 141 pages.

1902 LE SCAPHANDRE son emploi

M. Dibos. Soft cover book. 158 pages.

1900(?) Les CURIOSITÉS de la SCIENCE

L. de Beaumont. Soft cover book. 186 pages.

1900(?) La PHOTOGRAPHIE SOUS-MARINE

Louis Boutan. Hard cover book. 324 pages w. B&W illustrations. Quite interesting book by Louis Boutan who used an under water photo camera in Banyuls sur Mer, France around 1900. I myself used to work in Banyuls sur Mer in 1987 when I allowed sports divers to dive my Siebe Gorman 6 bolt equipment ( charging them 100 french francs / $15 usd for a dip ) I did not know about Boutan until a dutch writer showed up, Steven Weinberg. He had came to Banyuls to write an article about Boutan. I don’t know where his article was published ...


The Boutan book is rare and on the ‘wannahave’s list’ of many collectors.

1905 FOUILLES et FONDATIONS

Soft cover book. 480 pages. 1 illustrated chapter on divers apparatus.

1870 Le FOND DE LA MER

L. Sonrel. Hard cover book. 340 pages, 93 engravings.

1900(?) LIVRET pour le service DES BARRAGISTES ET ÉCLUSIERS

Soft cover book. 41 pages. 1 chapter on divers apparatus.

1906 La Navigation Sous-Marine

G.L. Pesce. Hard cover book. 407 pages. Shows all submarines, bells and some divers apparatus known at the time.

1870 La Cloche a Plongeur et le Scaphandre

Louis Figuier. Hard cover book on several technical items. One large chapter on diving showing the Rouquayrol-Denarouze and the Cabirol diving apparatus.

1912 ‘A La Flotte Francaise’ sales catalog of C. Bonnet, Paris

Soft cover book. 100 pages. All hardware you may need for a ship and much much more. Also diving equipment is offered by this company. Interesting is to see that most of the apparatus illustrated is of german origin ( either Franz Clouth or Hanseatische Apparatenbau Gesellschaft )

1915 Les Merveilles de la Science

D. Bellet. Soft cover book. 192 pages. One chapter shows diving equipment.

1956 PREMIER DE PLONGÉE

Soft cover book. 120 pages. Some articles on diving plus some nice old adverts from SOGETRAM, Spirotecnique etc. Illustrated w. B&W photo’s

1948 LES PIONNIERS DE LA PLONGÉE

Emile Condroyer. Soft cover book. 292 pages.

1959 La revue Maritime

Soft cover book. 263 pages. About the life of Yves le Prieur. Illustrated w. B&W photo’s

Jean Lemasson. Soft cover book. 206 pages. B&W photographs.

1961 PECHEURS D’ÉPONGES et CHIENS de MER

Soft cover book. 24 pages. B&W photographs.

1961 LE SCAPHANDRIER

Soft cover book. 157 pages. B&W photographs.

1976 LA PLONGÉE PROFESSIONELLE DANS LES TRAVEAUX PUBLICS

1953 MANUEL DE L’HOMME SANS POIDS

Robert Gruss. Soft cover book. 76 pages.

1955 BATHYSCAPHES et PROFONDEURS

A. Loirec. Soft cover book. 110 pages.

1954 A la recherche du MONDE MARIN

Pierre de Latil et Jean Rivoire. Hard cover book. 383 pages. B&W illustrations.

1867 MANUEL du MATELOT-PLONGEUR

Soft cover booklet. 10 x 15 cm(!) 72 pages, illustrated. Unfortunately I only have a reproduction of this manual, I hope to find the original one ...

1865 MANUEL du MATELOT-PLONGEUR

Hard cover booklet. 72 pages, illustrated. Unfortunately I only have a reproduction of this manual, I hope to find the original one ...

1990 MUSEE DU SCAPHANDRE

Soft cover book. 23 pages. Is ( was? ) for sale in the famous french museum of diving equipment in Espalion. 


http://www.wmaker.net/museescaphandre/

2000 Le Sommeil des Epaves, Les Souvenirs.

Patrice Strazzera. Hard cover book. 85 pages. Rather an album with great B&W under-water photo’s then a book.

2004 Le Sommeil des Epaves, L’Odyssée

Patrice Strazzera. Hard cover book. 80 pages. A limited edition of 1000 copies. Rather an album with great B&W under-water photo’s then a book.

195? L’École du Plongeur

Soft cover book. 21 x 27 cm. 26 pages. Published by the ‘Service National de la Protection Civile. SCUBA apparatus only, technical drawings of the CG45, Mistral and Aquamatic regulators.

The french magazine ‘l’Aventure Sous-Marine’ has its own chapter!

Click at the logo to get there ...

1952. Club Alpin Sous-Marin

Soft cover magazine No 6 of 1952. 48 pages, many bw illustrations adverts etc. Only 8 of these magazines were published from 1946 to 1956. It was in fact the first French magazine for divers.


Do you have (one/some of) the other 7 magazines for sale? Please contact me at david@divinghelmet.nl

Soft cover book. Magazine of the FFESSM No 15 of 1962. 48 pages. B&W photographs.

1962. Etudes et Sports Sous-Marins

1987. Cousteau

Hard cover book. 316 pages B&W illustrated. This is in fact an American book but since Cousteau is a Frenchman ...

1953 A la recherche du MONDE MARIN

Hard cover book. 148 pages. B&W and color illustrations. This is the English edition of ‘Monde du Silence’ by Fréderic Dumas et Jacques Y.Cousteau.

1955. Licht im Meer

Hard cover book by Dimitry Rebikoff. 208 pages. Illustrated w. B&W illustrations and full color photo’s