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Image for The Battles of the British Navy. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged. In Two Volumes.

The Battles of the British Navy. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged. In Two Volumes.

By: ALLEN, JOSEPH:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn, 1883:

Seller ID: 82407


2 Vols. Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Quarter bound navy blue calf leather and marbled paper boards. Twin brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt, raised banding, and extensive gilt decoration to spine. Marbled edges and endpapers. In very good conditions. Some fading to spines with some rubbing to raised banding, edges rubbed, leather corners heavily rubbed with some surface chips. Bookplates to endpapers “George Pigot Moody,” later inscription on top. “Mudie” binders stamp to front endpapers. Some minor darkening to engravings. A couple of minor odd spots else pages a... View more info

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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 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

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Shipwrecks of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras

By: GROCOTT, Terence:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatham Publishing, 1997 1st:

Seller ID: 81779


Hardback, 9.5 x 6 inches Black cloth with gilt to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW slight rubbing/crease to top end of spine. Not price clipped.) Cloth clean. Publishers “Review Copy” slip to front endpaper. Some light foxing to pages, some neat pencil notes to rear endpapers, else avery clean and tight copy. 430pp. View more info

Armada.

By: HART-DAVIES, DUFF:

Price: £3.00

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, weapons, tactics and gives a graphic hour by hour account of the battle. View more info

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Wellington

By: HOOPER, George:

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., 1913:

Seller ID: 81257


Hardback, 7 x 5 inches. Bound in full polished tree calf leather prize binding. Maroon spine label lettered in gilt, decorative gilt paneled boards and vignette to front. Marbled endpapers and edges. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges and edges of spine. Bookplate to front “H.A.F. Macleau, Upper Canada College Preparatory School, 1917.” Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 254pp. Illustrated with a B&W frontis portrait. View more info

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Jane's Fighting Ships 1919 A Reprint of the 1919 Edition of Fighting Ships. Including a chapter on the Progress of Marine Engineering by Charles De Grave Sells.

By: JANE, Fred T.: PARKES, Surgeon-Lieut. O: PRENDERGAST, Maurice:

Price: £28.00

Publisher: David & Charles Reprints, 1969 reprint:

Seller ID: 80952


Oblong folio. 12.5 x 8.5 inches. Green cloth with gilt to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW some rubbing to edges and ends of spine, price clipped, in protective sleeve Not price clipped.) Some minor rubbing to edges of cloth, Else pages all very clean and tight throughout. Profusely illustrated with B&W photos and diagrams. 634pp + index. 161 pages of advertisements. View more info

The Campaign of the Spanish Armada.

By: KEMP, PETER:

Price: £3.00

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 and convinced that God was on its side, a few months later limped home, a battered and broken force, and in its defeat lay K... View more info

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The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1812. In Two Volumes. Fourth edition.

By: MAHAN, CAPT. A. T.:

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. London. Ca 1892:

Seller ID: 81069


2 vols; Tall 8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and gilt vignette of ship to front. Dark green endpapers. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Spines slightly rubbed at ends. Corners slightly rubbed. Volume II has light fading patch lower front board, & small dent on spine. Owner’s inscription to first blank page, & head of one title page. Else clean and tight copies. 380, 428 pp.13 plates & maps. Covers the period of the French revolution and the rise of Napoleon. During this period France was almost permanently at war with Britain and sea power was a cruc... View more info

Image for Types of Naval Officers. Drawn from the History of the British Navy. With Some Account of the Conditions of Naval Warfare at the beginning of the Eighteenth Century, and of its subsequent development during the Sail Period.

Types of Naval Officers. Drawn from the History of the British Navy. With Some Account of the Conditions of Naval Warfare at the beginning of the Eighteenth Century, and of its subsequent development during the Sail Period.

By: MAHAN, CAPT. A.T.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Sampson, Low, Marston and Co.,Ltd. 1902 1st edition:

Seller ID: 81070


In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and to front. In very good condition. Spines slightly rubbed at ends. Corners slightly rubbed. Some faint stamp on title page “ Supplied for the public service” Pages a little rough cut else generally clean & tight. 6 portraits and 1 plan. 500 pp. Portraits: Edward, Lord Hawke / George Brydges, Lord Rodney / Richard, Earl Howe/ John Jervis, Earl St.Vincent / James, Lord De Saumarez / Edward Pellew, Lord Exmouth. View more info

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The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future.

By: MAHAN, Captain A. T.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1898 1st thus:

Seller ID: 82268


Hardback, 8 x 5.5 inches. Navy blue cloth, Gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Some rubbing to corners and ends of spine, some light rubbing to boards. Neat inscription to endpaper “H.J. May, Belvedere, 1898.” Inside pages all clean and tight. Else a very clean and tight copy. 314pp. 2 folding maps. View more info

Image for The Influence of Sea Power upon History 1660-1783.

The Influence of Sea Power upon History 1660-1783.

By: MAHAN, CAPTAIN. A. T.:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Sampson, Low, Marston and Co. Ltd., 1890 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 82269


Hardback, 9 x 6 ins. Dark blue polished calf leather, gilt lettering to maroon leather spine label, with raised banding and gilt decoration to spine. Marlborough College gilt crest to front. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Corners bumped, rubbing to extremities; edges, corners and ends of spine. Some marks and rubbing to cloth. Bookplate to front endpaper “Hugh Bomford.” Inscription to blank endpaper “Hugh Bomford, Members Prize for History, July 1898.” Inside pages all clean and tight. Else a very clean and tight copy. 557pp. 4 maps & 21 p... 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 Thomas’s Hospital. View more info

Image for The Life of Wellington. New Edition. Revised, Condensed and Completed. With Twelve illustrations in permanent photography, Numerous engravings on wood, and a plan of the battle of Waterloo.

The Life of Wellington. New Edition. Revised, Condensed and Completed. With Twelve illustrations in permanent photography, Numerous engravings on wood, and a plan of the battle of Waterloo.

By: MAXWELL,W. H.;

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Bickers & Son, 1890:

Seller ID: 82408


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Attractive dark brown polished morocco leather binding by “BICKERS & SON.” With raised banding, lettering and extensive gilt decoration and decorative paneled boards and inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers, all page edges gilt. In very good condition. Lovely bright smart binding by “BICKERS & SON.” Some moderate dark foxing to endpapers and title page, some minor foxing around plate at p34, and moderate foxing to last few pages 370-8. Else a very clean and tight copy. 387pp. Twelve B&W photo plates, Numerous B&W engravings on w... View more info

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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

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Jane’s Fighting Ships 1975-76. Seventy-Eighth Issue.

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

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Macdonald & Jane’s. 1975:

Seller ID: 79844


Hardback, 4to. 13 x 8.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine lettering and front. Adverts to endpapers. In black dustwrapper with white lettering. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW edges rubbed, small nicks to top corners and small minor tears at ends of spine. Covers slightly rubbed with some fading to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 688pp. With b/w photographs, silhouettes, diagrams. Jane’s list of fighting ships of the world. View more info

Image for Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord De Saumarez From original papers in possession of the family. In Two Volumes.

Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord De Saumarez From original papers in possession of the family. In Two Volumes.

By: ROSS, SIR JOHN:

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley, 1838 1st:

Seller ID: 81117


Two Volumes. Hardback, approx 9 x 6 inches. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spines, decorative blind paneled boards. Pale yellow endpapers. In very good conditions, corners bumped, splits to cloth at corner where bumped. Spines are actually professionally rebacked and repaired, (repair is hardly noticable.) Some minor rubbing to cloth on boards else covers very clean. Some moderate foxing to frontis plates. Inner plates foxed and darkened around edges. Some odd spots to inside pages. V.2 p.4-6, roughly separated edge at one top corner. Else overall very clean and tight copies. 440 & 438... 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

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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