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The Story of The "Birkenhead" A Record of British Heroism. In Two Parts., ADDISON, A. Christopher;
1 ADDISON, A. Christopher; The Story of The "Birkenhead" A Record of British Heroism. In Two Parts.
London, Unwin Brothers & Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1902 1st edition, 
Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 ins. In red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front, and black pictorial illustration to front. In very good condition. Corners a little bumped and rubbed, some fading and darkening to spine with rubbing to ends. Some minor darkening to edges of boards. Endpapers darkened. Some light/mild foxing to pages throughout. Else a clean and tight copy. 164pp. 31 B&W photo illustrations and diagrams including frontispiece. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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In A Conning Tower; or How I took H.M.S. “Majestic” Into Action. A Story of Modern Ironclad Warfare. Illustrated by W. H. Overend. Reprinted by permission from “Murray’s Magazine.”, ARNOLD-FORSTER, H. O.; OVEREND, W. H.;
2 ARNOLD-FORSTER, H. O.; OVEREND, W. H.; In A Conning Tower; or How I took H.M.S. “Majestic” Into Action. A Story of Modern Ironclad Warfare. Illustrated by W. H. Overend. Reprinted by permission from “Murray’s Magazine.”
Cassell & Company, Limited. London. 1891 
Small 7 x 6 inches. In limp printed card covers with blue cloth binding to spine. Ship illustration to front. In very good condition. Covers slightly darkened with some very minor rubbing to edges and corners. Some browning to rear with embossed W.H.Smith stamp to rear corner. Small nick to cloth at bottom of spine. Inside pages very clean, bright and tight. Frontis retains tissueguard. An excellent, scarce copy. 54pp. +cat. 6 b&w full page plates and a couple of illustrations within text. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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British Battleships. 1919-1939., BURT, R.A.:
3 BURT, R.A.: British Battleships. 1919-1939.
Arms and Armour. 1993 1st edition. 
Size 9.75 x 10.0 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 414pp. With b/w photographs and diagrams. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. The years between the two world wars saw battleships built for new roles and new enemies with new armaments and armour. The author describes the evolution of the Battleship and examines the performance in action. 
Price: 108.00 GBP
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Battleships of the Grand Fleet. A Pictorial Review of the Royal Navy’s Capital Ships in World War One., BURT, W. P.: TROTTER, W. P.:
4 BURT, W. P.: TROTTER, W. P.: Battleships of the Grand Fleet. A Pictorial Review of the Royal Navy’s Capital Ships in World War One.
London, Arms and Armour Press, 1982 1st 
Hardback, approx 10 x 10 ins. In navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrap. (DW spine heavily faded, some minor rubbing.) Minor rubbing to edges of cloth, else a very clean and tight copy. 96pp. Illustrated with b&w photographs. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Royal Navy at Portland Since 1845., CARTER, GEOFFREY:
5 CARTER, GEOFFREY: The Royal Navy at Portland Since 1845.
Maritime Books 1987. 
Size 7.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Small marks. Not price clipped). Front board slightly faded along lower front edge. Else a very clean and tight copy. 144pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. A fascinating collection of illustrations and photographs covering over one hundred years of naval activity in and around Portland. At the time of publication, the Naval base was still operational. Covers, the Harbour and Breakwaters, WWI, Between the wars, WWII, D-Day, Cod wars, Falklands. With bibliography and glossary. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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A Spliced Yarn. Some Strands From The Life Cable of Bill Bullen. Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn., CUPPLES, George;
6 CUPPLES, George; A Spliced Yarn. Some Strands From The Life Cable of Bill Bullen. Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn.
London, Gibbings and Company Ltd. n.d ca1899 1st edition 
Hardback, size approx 7.5 x 5.5 inches. Blue cloth with red & white lettering and pictorial design to front and spine. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Lovely bright cloth. Some slight rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Minor darkening to endpapers, and outer page edges. Otherwise inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 300pp. 5 b&w plates Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn. 
Price: 26.00 GBP
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Seven Sailors, EDWARDS, Commander Kenneth;
7 EDWARDS, Commander Kenneth; Seven Sailors
Collins, London 1945 1st 
Approx 8.5 x 6 inches. In Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt nautical star design to front. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW price clipped, rubbing to edges and ends of spine. A couple of minor tears along top.) Cloth very slighlty faded at edges. Inside neat inscription to front endpaper. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 254pp. With frontis and B&W photos. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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War at Sea. 1939-1945. Signed limited edition., HAMILTON, JOHN:
8 HAMILTON, JOHN: War at Sea. 1939-1945. Signed limited edition.
Blandford Press. Poole, New York, Sydney. 1986. 
Folio. In dark blue full calf leather binding with gilt to spine. All edges gilt. With cloth covered slipcase with gilt to front. Dark blue endpapers. 272pp. With colour plates and battle plans. In very good condition with very good slipcase. Slipcase has some small marks and is split at bottom of spine. Covers of the book have small stains and a small indentation to front. Authorís and ownerís signature to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. Lavishly illustrated accounts of actions at, or from the sea during WWII. The accounts are accompanied by large colour illustrations and battle plans. Limited edition of 750 of which this is No.1. Enclosed note explains that it was gifted, on publication, to Clare Bourke-Jones, the artists research assistant and intimate confidante. 
Price: 79.00 GBP
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Armada., HART-DAVIES, DUFF:
9 HART-DAVIES, DUFF: Armada.
Bantam Press. 1988 1st edition. 
Size 7.5 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. Illustrated endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased and browned along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 256pp. With colour plates and b/w photographs, diagrams and illustrations in text. Published for the four hundredth anniversary of the Spanish Armada. The author describes the background, the leading figures, ships, weapons, tactics and gives a graphic hour by hour account of the battle. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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H. M. Destroyers. Foreword by Viscount Cunningham., KEMP, LIEUT.-COMMANDER P. K.:
10 KEMP, LIEUT.-COMMANDER P. K.: H. M. Destroyers. Foreword by Viscount Cunningham.
Herbert Jenkins 1956 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed at top end. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers.Else a clean and tight copy. 237pp. With 31 photo plates (incl. “A Malta Convoy battle”). Record of the developement of the Destroyer “from a tiny 100 ton torpedo-boat of 1870 to the complex 3,000 ton fighting ship of the 1950's”. It illustrates the progressive changes due to the actions of two world wars. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The Campaign of the Spanish Armada., KEMP, PETER:
11 KEMP, PETER: The Campaign of the Spanish Armada.
Phaidon. Oxford. 1988 1st edition 
Size 8.5 x 10.0 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Red endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 159pp. With b/w and colour photographs and illustrations. The story of an ill-fated venture, in which naval tactics played a crucial part, particularly in the narrow waters of the English Channel. The Armada that set out in the summer of 1588, with such high hopes and convinced that God was on its side, a few months later limped home, a battered and broken force, and in its defeat lay King Philip's shattered ambitions for empire. The author gives the military and naval historian's view, complemented by illustrations from contemporary paintings, artefacts and charts, many reproduced in colour. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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THE VENTURESOME VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN VOSS. Second Edition. With an Introduction by Weston Martyr., MARTYR, Weston;
12 MARTYR, Weston; THE VENTURESOME VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN VOSS. Second Edition. With an Introduction by Weston Martyr.
London, Martin Hopkinson, 1926 
Thick Octavo, Bound in original navy cloth boards, lettered gilt on spine. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing on edges, with a few nicks ends of spine. Inscription on front endpaper. A few minor foxing spots, else generally clean & tight. p.xvi,326 plans, views, portrait of Voss, map of Cocos Island. 20 Appendices on Weather, Navigation, Useful advice; Remarks on Loading and Ballasting; Reflections on Seamanship Disasters, Index. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Welcome Aboard. The Story of the Seamenís Hospital Society and the Dreadnought., MATTHEWS, JANE:
13 MATTHEWS, JANE: Welcome Aboard. The Story of the Seamenís Hospital Society and the Dreadnought.
Baron. Buckingham. 1992 
Size 8.0 x 10.5 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 148pp. With b/w photographs, illustrations, maps and plans. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. The story of the Seamenís Hospital Society, set up following the Napoleonic Wars with three floating hostels and a hospital ship. Today it is part of St Thomasís Hospital. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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U-Boats: An Illustrated History of the Raiders of the Deep., Miller, David
14 Miller, David U-Boats: An Illustrated History of the Raiders of the Deep.
Pegasus Publishing 1999 1st ed 
Presented in original illustrated dustwrapper and bound in blue cloth covers. pp 208. Fully illustrated with many photographs, diagrams, technical drawings, charts etc. Not price clipped. Tiny chip tail of spine, some slight rubbing on edges of cloth, with light scratch on cover. In very good condition. Covers all aspects of the U-boats history and life at sea on board. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Jane’s Fighting Ships 1974-75., MOORE, CAPTAIN JOHN E. (ed):
15 MOORE, CAPTAIN JOHN E. (ed): Jane’s Fighting Ships 1974-75.
Macdonald & Jane’s. 1975 
4to. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine and front. Adverts to endpapers. In very good condition. Covers slightly rubbed with small marks to font. Corners slightly bumped. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 670pp. With b/w photographs, silhouettes, diagrams. Jane’s list of fighting ships of the world for 1974-75. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Cruiser. A History of British Cruisers from 1889 to 1960. Illustrated., POOLE, S.L.:
16 POOLE, S.L.: Cruiser. A History of British Cruisers from 1889 to 1960. Illustrated.
Robert Hale. London. 1970 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 207pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Ownerís neat inscription to front endpaper. Slight browning to a few pages. Neat pencil marks and notes in margins. Else a clean and tight copy. The Cruiser was born of the Naval Defence Act of 1889. The author writes of the ships, their crews, their successes and failures. Includes an appendix naming, with specifications, every Royal Navy Cruiser from 1893 to 1960. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Armada.(Great Occasions)., REA, LORNA:
17 REA, LORNA: The Armada.(Great Occasions).
P.Davies 1933 (1st.). 
Cream coloured cloth lettered in gold within beige panel on spine. Very good in very good dustwrapper (dw: top of spine tiny bit rubbed). 13 b/w plates. 175 pp. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Dog Boats at War. Royal Navy D Class MTBs and MGBs 1939-1945. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin., REYNOLDS, LEONARD C.:
18 REYNOLDS, LEONARD C.: Dog Boats at War. Royal Navy D Class MTBs and MGBs 1939-1945. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin.
Sutton Publishing. 1998 1st edition. 
Size 7.75 x 10.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 289pp. With b/w photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Well supported by source notes with a selection of archive photographs, this book tells the story of the fast plywood craft, the Motor Gun Boats and Motor Torpedo Boats and their crews who played havoc with enemy shipping in home and foreign waters in WWII. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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The Hunter Hunted Submarine Versus Submarine Encounters from World War I to the Present., STERN, Robert C.;
19 STERN, Robert C.; The Hunter Hunted Submarine Versus Submarine Encounters from World War I to the Present.
Chatham Publishing 2007 1st 
Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. I blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. With glossy pictorial dustwrapper. In near fine coondition with near fine dustwrapper. Small owners label to front endpaper else clean and tight throughout. An excellent copy. 248pp. With b&w photo illustrations. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Admiralty Ships Badges. Two Volumes. Original Patterns 1919-1994. Abdiel - Lysander and Mackay - Zulu. Two Volumes. With Addenda. SIGNED by the Author., STOPFORD, T. P.;
20 STOPFORD, T. P.; Admiralty Ships Badges. Two Volumes. Original Patterns 1919-1994. Abdiel - Lysander and Mackay - Zulu. Two Volumes. With Addenda. SIGNED by the Author.
Stone Frigate. 1996 1st edition 
Two vols. 11x9 inches. In maroon cloths with gilt to fronts and spines. Each in glossy dustwrappers. In excellent Near fine conditions. (Dustwrappers faded at spines). Signed by author on title page of each volume. 486pp + Xpp. Colour illustrations throughout. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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