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Image for The Story of The "Birkenhead" A Record of British Heroism. In Two Parts.

The Story of The "Birkenhead" A Record of British Heroism. In Two Parts.

By: ADDISON, A. Christopher;

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Unwin Brothers & Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1902 1st edition,:

Seller ID: 77921


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. View more info

Image for 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.”

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.”

By: ARNOLD-FORSTER, H. O.; OVEREND, W. H.;

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited. London. 1891:

Seller ID: 75518


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 ill... View more info

British Battleships. 1919-1939.

By: BURT, R.A.:

Price: £108.00

Publisher: Arms and Armour. 1993 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 69702


Size 9.75 x 10.0 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 414pp. With b/w photographs and diagrams. 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. View more info

Image for Battleships of the Grand Fleet. A Pictorial Review of the Royal Navy’s Capital Ships in World War One.

Battleships of the Grand Fleet. A Pictorial Review of the Royal Navy’s Capital Ships in World War One.

By: BURT, W. P.: TROTTER, W. P.:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Arms and Armour Press, 1982 1st:

Seller ID: 78249


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. View more info

Image for The Royal Navy, A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. Edited by Sir William Laird Clowes assisted by Sir Clements Markham, Capt. A. T. Mahan, H.W. Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, E. Fraser, etc.; Complete in 7 Volumes.

The Royal Navy, A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. Edited by Sir William Laird Clowes assisted by Sir Clements Markham, Capt. A. T. Mahan, H.W. Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, E. Fraser, etc.; Complete in 7 Volumes.

By: CLOWES, WM. LAIRD:

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London Sampson, Low, Marston and Company, 1897 - 1903 (1st. ed.).:

Seller ID: 79298


7 volumes Tall 8vo. 11 x 7.5 inches, Thick volumes. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt, with gilt vignettes on front covers. In very good conditions. Some rubbing and shelfwear to covers; corners bumped and rubbed, ends of spines slightly nicked. Some rubbing and minor marks to boards. Some cracks between endpapers. Inscriptions to front endpapers “J.A. Nicolson, 1898, from Old Reg.” Some mild foxing to frontis plates, some minor spots to inside pages. Some... View more info

Image for A Spliced Yarn. Some Strands From The Life Cable of Bill Bullen. Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn.

A Spliced Yarn. Some Strands From The Life Cable of Bill Bullen. Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn.

By: CUPPLES, George;

Price: £26.00

Publisher: London, Gibbings and Company Ltd. n.d ca1899 1st edition:

Seller ID: 78047


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. View more info

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Seven Sailors

By: EDWARDS, Commander Kenneth;

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Collins, London 1945 1st:

Seller ID: 75539


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. View more info

War at Sea. 1939-1945. Signed limited edition.

By: HAMILTON, JOHN:

Price: £79.00

Publisher: Blandford Press. Poole, New York, Sydney. 1986.:

Seller ID: 62732


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. 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. Author’s and owner’s signature to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 272pp. With colour plates and battle plans. Lavishl... View more info

Armada.

By: HART-DAVIES, DUFF:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Bantam Press. 1988 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72228


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, ... View more info

The Campaign of the Spanish Armada.

By: KEMP, PETER:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Phaidon. Oxford. 1988 1st edition:

Seller ID: 72242


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... View more info

Welcome Aboard. The Story of the Seamen’s Hospital Society and the Dreadnought.

By: MATTHEWS, JANE:

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Baron. Buckingham. 1992:

Seller ID: 68879


Size 8.0 x 10.5 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 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. 148pp. With b/w photographs, illustrations, maps and plans. The story of the Seamen’s Hospital Society, set up following the Napoleonic Wars with three floating hostels and a hospital ship. Today it is part of St Th... View more info

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U-Boats: An Illustrated History of the Raiders of the Deep.

By: Miller, David

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Pegasus Publishing 1999 1st ed:

Seller ID: 51354


Presented in original illustrated dustwrapper and bound in blue cloth covers. Not price clipped. Tiny chip tail of spine, some slight rubbing on edges of cloth, with light scratch on cover. In very good condition. pp 208. Fully illustrated with many photographs, diagrams, technical drawings, charts etc. Covers all aspects of the U-boats history and life at sea on board. View more info

Jane’s Fighting Ships 1974-75.

By: MOORE, CAPTAIN JOHN E. (ed):

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Macdonald & Jane’s. 1975:

Seller ID: 62405


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. View more info

Cruiser. A History of British Cruisers from 1889 to 1960. Illustrated.

By: POOLE, S.L.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Robert Hale. London. 1970 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 68417


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Owner’s neat inscription to front endpaper. Slight browning to a few pages. Neat pencil marks and notes in margins. Else a clean and tight copy. 207pp. With b/w photographs. The Cruiser was born of the Naval Defence Act of 1889. The author writes of the ships, their crews, their successes and f... View more info

The Armada.(Great Occasions).

By: REA, LORNA:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: P.Davies 1933 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 50391


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. View more info

Image for Conway's Battleships The Definitive Visual Reference to the World’s All-Big-Gun Ships. Revised and Expanded Edition.

Conway's Battleships The Definitive Visual Reference to the World’s All-Big-Gun Ships. Revised and Expanded Edition.

By: STURTON, Ian;

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Conway Maritime 2008 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77169


Large hardback, orange cloth with gilt to spine in illustrated dustwrapper. 12 x 10 inches. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. 240pp. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour illustrations. View more info

Image for Marine Aircraft Elementary Naval Architecture

Marine Aircraft Elementary Naval Architecture

By: SUMNER, Captain P. H.;

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Crosby Lockwood & Son. 1930 1st:

Seller ID: 75349


Approx 9 x 6 inches. In blue cloth with gilt letering and banding to spine, blind embossed lettering to front. In very good condition. Spine faded with a couple of minor marks. Small nick to cloth along top leading edge. Endpapers darkened else pages clean and tight throughout. Inscribed. 196pp. + 15pp cat. Many b&w photos and diagrams. View more info

Image for The British Battle Fleet. Its Inception and Growth Throughout the Centuries. With 25 Illustrations in Colour from the Original Water-Colour Drawings BY W. L. Wyllie. And Numerous Plans And Photographs.

The British Battle Fleet. Its Inception and Growth Throughout the Centuries. With 25 Illustrations in Colour from the Original Water-Colour Drawings BY W. L. Wyllie. And Numerous Plans And Photographs.

By: WYLLIE, W. L.; JANE, FRED T.:

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, S. W. Partridge & Co., 1914:

Seller ID: 77856


Hardback, Tall 8vo, size approx 9 x 6 ins. In navy blue full calf leather binding with red leather spine label lettered in gilt, raised banding and extensive gilt decoration to spine, gilt paneling and gilt vignette to front. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All page edges gilt. In very good condition. Admiralty prize binding. Spine faded and a little rubbed. Corners slightly rubbed. Minor rubbing to rear board. Ends of spine slightly rubbed. Small glue repair to... View more info