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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 illustrations within text. 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 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

Image for 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.

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

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

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

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

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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

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Martello Towers

By: SUTCLIFFE, Sheila:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1972 1st:

Seller ID: 81780


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Black cloth with illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW price clipped.) Some light rubbing to cloth on boards. Neat inscription to front endpaper “A.S. from D.S & C.S Christmas 1978.” Some light handling marks to pages else a clean and tight copy. 181pp. Illustrated with 24 B&W plates and other illustrations within text. 5 maps. View more info