Welcome to Phillips Design Publishing.

To contact us email or phone 0782 349 4583.

Phillips Design Publishing is a small independent publishing house based on the East coast of Essex, specialising in historical and local interest subjects.

We publish Books, Calendars, Cards, Novelties and Pictures, including the acclaimed Illustrated Guide series of books.

Did you see the recent brilliant BBC TV "Britain Afloat" programme? If so and you would like to learn more about the magnificent Thames sailing barges and their place in British maritime history, why not try our "Illustrated guide to Thames sailing barges" or "Illustrated guide to the racing barges"? Both are packed full of interesting facts and history!

The Illustrated Guide to the Racing Barges

Illustrated guide to the Racing Barges

£9.00 plus £1.50 P and P.
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The sailing barge Championship and it's Classes explained with history.
Also racing tactics and rules. Contains the Barge Match dates for 2017 and 2018!
A must for those who are interested in the barge "Matches".
Owners and operators contact us for details of publishers discounts on wholesale purchases.

The illustrated guide to Thames sailing barges, eighth edition.
History, events, survivors, Barge Matches and much more.
Readers comment that this is -"The best ever"!

Where else can you read about Cogs, Hoys, Barges and Barrage Balloons?
Now includes Match dates for 2017 and results from 2016.

Illustrated guide to thames sailing barges Eighth Edition

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Are you looking for the ideal gift for someone with an interest in aviation or history?

Cover page of the Illustrated guide to the aircraft of the Battle of Britain.

With clear three view drawings, history and tech specs for the aircraft involved in the battle, The illustrated guide to the aircraft of the Battle of Britain is an excellent introduction to the subject, giving a grounding in the history of the period and the context of the Battle of Britain as well as a lavish feast of information on the planes used.

Makes a great gift for the young and not so young reader.

The illustrated guide to the aircraft of the Battle of Britain.

119 pages.

All the combat types, British, German and Italian listed with three view drawings and technical data.

The "Dowding System" explained and illustrated.

The importance of Radar.

And much more.

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Only £9.00 plus £1.20 P &P

Available from All good bookshops or direct from ourselves!

"Excellent book! I must have 100+ Battle of Britain books but not one on your subject - have read it already"

"Excellent book - we highly recommend it! Another gem.
- Readers comments

Also available shorty from good Bookshops together with Sailing Barge operators such as Topsail Charters and The Barge Trust, is -

The illustrated guide to Thames sailing barges eighth edition

Currently out of stock but with a new issue due in the spring-

The illustrated guide to fishing smacks and bawleys
Still only £8.00 plus £1.10 P& P


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Do you want something that little bit different to offer your customers?

In addition to our books, we can supply top quality local and special interest Greetings Cards and Post Cards. Subjects including Historic ships, Aircraft, and Nature are available.

We are always looking for new outlets, so please contact us for details of our wholesale prices.

Contact us now to discuss your needs!

Rita and Peter Phillips