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Maritime / Naval

- A Short History of Whale Island Compiled from Information Supplied By Past and Present Officers and Men

12mo. A good copy in original blue cloth with crest of H.M.S. Excellent on upper board. Gift inscription. 55pp. Coloured frontispiece and other illustrations. The book is interleaved "to enable Officers and Men to add from time to time points of interest, photographs etc" but in this copy the interleaving remains blank! The story of the Navy's gunnery school. Uncommon.
Published : Charpentier & Co, Portsmouth 1908, First Edition

- Annals of Lloyd's Register: Being a Sketch of the Origin, Constitution and Progress of Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping

A good copy in brown leather lettered and decorated in gilt. Five raised bands on spine. Some rubbing to spine and edges. All edges gilt. Presentation label on front fixed endpaper. 165pp. Photographic frontispiece and one other photograph.
Published : 1884, First Edition

- Atlas of the Seas Around the British Isles

Oblong folio. Ring-binder format. A very good copy. Unpaginated but approx. 100pp. Deals with the physical, chemical and biological background, fisheries, other uses, and marine safety. Produced as a first line of reference to the British seas.
Published : Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1981, First Edition

- Lloyd's Calendar 1976

A very good copy. 610pp. Includes a feature on the John Cook's Glen Line with a comprehensive list of its fleet from 1848 to 1928 and an appraisal of the growth of marine pyrotechnics.
Published : Lloyd's of London, First Edition

- Naval Honours and Awards 1939-1940

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine a little faded but lettering clear. Some fore-edge foxing. Lengthy (and rather touching) inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xvi,276. Colour frontispiece and 12 black and white illustrations.
Published : Geoffrey Bles, London 1942, First Edition

- Observations on the Conduct of Great Britain with Regard to the Negociations and Other Transactions Abroad

A good copy of this pamphlet which has been bound in cloth covers (without title lettering). 61 pages. This is a defence of the Government's policy in relation to the depredations made by the Spanish fleet on British merchants and commerce in the West Indies. Includes a four page detailed list of "Ships taken from His Majesty's subjects by the Spaniards in the West-Indies, since the Hanover Treaty, Sept. 3, 1725."
Published : J. Roberts, London 1729, First Edition

- Official Naval Despatches: The Admiralty's Reports of the Battle of the Bight, Destruction of German East Asiatic Squadron, Sinking of the Emden and Other Work of the Navy in the War

Nd. c. 1980. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Previous owner's blind stamp. 48pp. Illustrated. First published by The Graphic in 1914 this new edition has a foreword by Admiral of the Fleet The Lord Hill-Norton.
Published : Fernmoor Publications Ltd., Reprint

- Sea Breezes the Ship Lovers' Digest Volumes 19 -33

A consecutive run of 15 hardback volumes covering the period from January 1955 to June 1962. Each volume is a bound edition of six monthly issues of the magazine. All volumes are very good copies in very good dustwrappers. Approx. 470 pages per volume. Numerous illustrations including colour. Articles on ships, ships' masters, voyages, harbours and everything to do with the sea.
Published : Charles Birchall & Sons Ltd. , Liverpool, First Edition

- The Cunard Turbine-Driven Quadruple-Screw Atlantic Liner "Mauretania"

A very good copy in flexible dark blue cloth covers lettered in gilt on the front cover. Folio. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.x,56. Frontis. and 38 plates including six double-page plates. Numerous figures/illustrations in the text. Deals with the construction of the ship and its machinery. Reprinted from the journal "Engineering".
Published : "Engineering", London 1907,

- The Douglas-Morris Collection of Naval Medals Part 1 and Part 2

Softback. Two volumes in very good condition. 1996/1997. A superbly detailed two volume auction catalogue. Prices realised for Part 1 loosely laid in. There were 710 lots in Part 1 and 655 lots in Part 2. Illustrated. Some prices have been marked in ink in Part 1. A store of information on naval medals with many detailed notes.
Published : Dix Noonan Webb, London, First Edition

- The Douglas-Morris Collection of Naval Medals Parts 1 and 2

Softbacks. A superbly detailed two volume auction catalogue including prices realised loosely laid in. Part 1 is in good condition with a little creasing at the corners of the covers. Part 2 is in very good condition. There were 710 lots in Part 1 and 655 lots in Part 2. Illustrated. A few prices have been marked in ink in Part 2 of the catalogue. A store of information on naval medals with many detailed notes.
Published : Dix Noonan Webb, London 1996, First Edition

Hewison W. S. - This Great Harbour Scapa Flow

Hardback. A very good copy. In a good plus dustwrapper which has a tear at join of spine and lower cover. Author's gift inscription on half-title. Pp.vii,390 + Abbreviations, Appendices, Notes, Bibliography and Indices. Ink writing on a few pages. A history of the use of Scapa Flow as a harbour with particular reference to its use in the two World Wars.
Published : The Orkney Press, Stromness 1985, First Edition

Hutchinson, Gillian - Medieval Ships and Shipping

Softback. A near fine copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,219. Numerous illustrations. Described as a "comprehensive study" which is "without rival as an introduction to the subject."
Published : Leicester University Press 1997,

MacHaffie Fraser G. - The Short Sea Route

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,286. 106 illustrations. Map end-papers. The story of the short sea routes between Scotland and Ireland from 1600 onwards.
Published : T.Stephenson & Sons Ltd, Prescot, Merseyside 1975, First Edition

Warlow, Lt Cdr Ben - The Royal Navy at Devonport Since 1900

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Lower board tips a little bumped. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 152 pages. A book of photographs with accompanying text illustrating naval activity at Devonport from the mid-19th century onwards.
Published : Maritime Books, Liskeard, Cornwall 2005, First Edition

"An Officer of Rank" [William Nugent Glascock] - Naval Sketch-Book; or, the Service Afloat and Ashore; with Characteristic Reminiscences, Fragments and Opinions on Professional, Colonial and Political Subjects; Interspersed with Copious Notes --- Volume I Only

Hardback. Original boards but lacking most of spine. Label of "Fasque," the home of the Gladstone family on front fixed end-paper and inscribed "Mr. Gladstone" on half-title. Internally very good. Pp.xxiv,251. Errata slip. Chapters on "Naval Anomalies", "Superstition of Seamen," "Jack's Eccentricities," "Naval Gunnery," "Discipline" etc.
Published : Printed for the Author, London 1826, First Edition

"Members of the expedition" - The Voyage of the Chelyuskin

A good copy in decorated light blue cloth. Spine a little marked and lettering faded. Pp.xiii,325. Frontispiece and 32 plates. 8 diagrams and maps. This is the official account of the attempt of a party of Russian scientists and explorers to navigate the North East passage in an ordinary cargo boat.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1935, First Edition

Aldridge Don - The Rescue of Captain Scott

Hardback. Would be very good in a very good dustwrapper but for a superficial stain at the top of the front panel of the wrapper and the book. No ownership inscription. Pp.xxii,215. Frontispiece and 49 photographic illustrations. Map end-papers. Gives the background to the building of the "Discovery", its rescue from pack ice in the Antarctic by Captain Harry McKay and Captain Colbeck, together with material on the mythology surrounding Scott.
Published : Tuckwell Press Ltd, East Linton 1999, First Edition

Allen E. J. (Editor - Science of the Sea: An Elementary Handbook of Practical Oceanography for Travellers, Sailors and Yachtsmen

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xxiii,502. Frontispiece and 220 illustrations. 11 charts.
Published : Oxford University Press 1928, Second Edition

Allen Kenneth S. - The World's Greatest Sea Disasters

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 254pp. Illustrated. Apart from the Lusitania all are peacetime disasters.
Published : Odhams 1969, First Edition

Annis P. G. W. - Naval Swords: British and American Naval Edged Weapons 1660 - 1815

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which has a few closed edge tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 80 pages. 57 illustrations.
Published : Stackpole Books 1970, First Edition

Ardley R. A. B. And Mackintosh N. A. - The Royal Research Ship "Discovery II"

A very good, clean, copy in grey card covers. Comprises pages 77-106 and plates III-XIII of volume XIII of the Discovery Reports. 5 figures in text. A study of a ship used in the "Discovery" investigations. These were fundeed by the British Colonial Office and were intended to provide the scientific background to stock management of the Antarctic whale fishery.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1936, First Edition Thus

Atkinson C. T. (Editor) - Letters and Papers Relating to the First Dutch War 1652-1654 Vol. VI

Hardback. A very good copy in cream boards with black cloth spine lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,379. This volume comprises Part XIII "The Last Winter."
Published : Navy Records Society 1930, First Edition

Bacon Admiral Sir R.H. - The Concise Story of the Dover Patrol

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and only a little edge foxing. One inch closed tear at foot of page15/16. 320 pages. Frontispiece and twenty plates. 16 plans (some folding) and illustrations in text.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1932, First Edition Thus

Bacon Admiral Sir R.H. - The Life of John Rushworth Earl Jellicoe

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated on the upper board. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. The bookmarker for use with various figures is present. Pp.xvi,565. 40 plates. 6 folding maps and charts.
Published : Cassell, London 1936, First Edition

Barnes G. R. And Owen J. H. (Editors) - The Private Papers of John, Earl of Sandwich First Lord of the Admiralty 1771-1782 Volume II March 1778 - May 1779

Hardback. A very good copy in cream boards with black cloth spine lettered in black. Bookplate. Pp.xiv,394 + 6pp list of books issued by the Society.
Published : Navy Records Society 1933, First Edition

Barrow Sir John - The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences

Small 8vo. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine. One inch tear at foot of spine at join with lower board. Stain on lower board. Yellow end-papers. Pp.xii,356. 6 plates (browned/foxed round edges). A little loose at front but holding.
Published : John Murray, London 1839, Third Edition

Beesley Lawrence - The Loss of the "Titanic"

Hardback. A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. "Nautilus Library" edition. Some edge and end-paper foxing. 222 pages. First published in 1912 and written by a survivor of the sinking.
Published : Philip Allan & Co, London 1929, Second Edition

Beesly, Patrick - Very Special Admiral:The Life of Admiral J. H. Godfrey, CB

Hardback. A very good copy in a complete, untorn, dustwrapper which shows some fading to the spine (but leaving the lettering clear). No ownership inscription. Pp.xxv,345. Maps. Illustrations. Godfrey served in the Royal Navy from 1903 to 1946. He was Director of Naval Intelligence form 1939 to 1942. This outspoken biograohy " not only reveals much about World War II Intelligence which the official records conceal, but gives a fascinating picture of life in the Royal Navy during an era of unprecedented change." This was a review copy and has compliments slips and the Times review of the book loosely enclosed.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1980, First Edition

Bell Helen G. - Winning the King's Cup: An Account of the "Elena's" Race to Spain 1928

Hardback. Small 4to. A good sound copy in blue cloth. Spine lettering faded but lettering clear on upper board. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Some foxing including to title page. Pp.xi,135. 20 illustrations. 10 folding charts and plans.
Published : G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London 1928, First Edition

Bell J.J. - Clyde Songs and Other Verses

A very good copy. Bookplate. 130pp.
Published : Gowans & Gray Ltd. 1910, Second Edition

Blair, Clay - Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters 1939-1942

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is protected in a clear removable sleeve.,809. 7 maps. 14 plates. This is the first of two volumes which are probably the definitive account of Germany's submarine war against the allies, known as the Battle of the Atlantic.
Published : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 1997, First Edition

Blunden Edmund - The Bonadventure a Random Journal of an Atlantic Holiday

A very good copy in a repaired dustwrapper with pencil scribbling on the rear panel. 192pp.
Published : Richard Cobden-Sanderson, London 1922, First Edition

Bonnington Chris & Knox-Johnston Robin - Sea, Ice and Rock

Hardback A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Many colour and black and white plates. 143 pages. The very good illustrated dustwrapper has very minor edgewear, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1992, First Edition

Brassey Earl - The "Sunbeam" R.Y.S. Voyages and Experiences in Many Waters: Naval Reserves and Other matters

Hardback. Generally a very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Front hinges cracked. Pp.xvi,449. Many illustrations. Mostly voyages of the yacht "Sunbeam" with some early yachting experiences and chapters on the naval reserves.
Published : John Murray, London 1918, Reprint

Brown Malcolm and Meehan Patricia - Scapa Flow the Reminiscences of Men and Women Who Served in Scapa Flow in the Two World Wars

A very good copy without dustwrapper. A little fading to the board edges. 264pp. 41 illustrations. Map.
Published : Allen Lane the Penguin Press, London 1968, First Edition

Bruce George - Wrecks and Reminiscences of St Andrews Bay: With the History of the Lifeboat and a Sketch of the Fishing Population in the City, with a Glance at Its Early History

Hardback. A very good copy in light brown cloth with decorated upper board. No ownership inscription. Some upper edge and a little fore-edge foxing. 424 pages. Three illustrations, two copied from original engravings and one photograph.
Published : John Leng & Co, Dundee 1884, First Edition

Buchan Alex R. - The Port of Peterhead from Its Establishment to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

Hardback. 4to. Nd. c. 1977. A very good copy in the original brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. 328 pages. Numerous illustrations and tables. A detailed survey of the growth of Peterhead as a port, including a comprehensive survey of whaling and sealing, the growth of herring fishing, the general commercial traffic through the harbours, civil engineering developments etc.
Published : Printed By P. Scroggie Ltd, Peterhead, First Thus

Bullen Frank T. - The Men of the Merchant Service Being the Polity of the Mercantile Marine for 'Longshore Readers

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. Pp.xix,335 + adverts. Errata slip. Deals comprehensively with conditions of life in the merchant navy at the end of the 19th century.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1900, First Edition

Capper D.P. - The Vikings of Britain

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. 219pp. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. The history of the Vikings in Britain.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1937, First Edition

Carr Frank G.G. - Leslie A. Wilcox R.I., R.S.M.A.

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a near very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has one small chip and a little wrinkling on the front cover (which has a colour pictorial onlay). One of a limited edition of 600 copies. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 47 pages text + 72 black and white plates + 2 tipped-in colour plates. Includes a catalogue listing 267 of the marine artist's works.
Published : F. Lewis, Leigh-On-Sea 1977, First Edition

Carvel John L. - Stephen of Linthouse a Record of Two Hundred Years of Shipbuilding 1750 - 1950

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. In a dustwrapper which is chipped at top of spine but with lettering intact. Small ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 211 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. Includes details of ships built by the company.
Published : Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd., Glasgow 1950, First Edition

Chatterton E. Keble - Gallant Gentlemen

A good copy. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 296pp. Illustrated. True stories of gallantry from recent naval history.
Published : Hurst & Blackett, London 1931, Second Impression

Childers, Colonel Spencer (Editor) - A Mariner of England an Account of the Career of William Richardson from Cabin Boy in the Merchant Service to Warrant Officer in the Royal Navy [1780 to 1819] as Told By Himself

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Fore-edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xv,317. Includes a chapter on the slave trade, reflections on the press gang, an account of Sir Richard Strachan's victory in the Bay over the French ships-of-the-line which were escaping after Trafalgar, a description of the affair in the Basque Roads etc.
Published : John Murray, London 1908, First Edition

Chitty, Jean - The River Is Within Us : A Maritime History of Lymington

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front end-paper.,250. Illustrated. Lymington's maritime history from pre-Roman times to the 1980's.
Published : Belhaven, Lymington, Hampshire 1983, First Edition

Clark Roy - The Longshoremen

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected. 201pp. Illustrated. The story of the offshore fishermen of the British Isles before the days when fishing became an industry.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1974, First Edition

Clark Victoria E. - The Port of Aberdeen : a History of Its Trade and Shipping from the 12th Century to the Present Day

Hardback. A good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Spine lettering faded. Trace of a damp stain to upper board. Some red staining near the top fore-edge of the front fixed and free end-papers. This is no. 202 of 300 copies. Pp.xiii,178. Four black and white plates. Uncommon.
Published : D. Wyllie & Son, Aberdeen 1921, First Edition

Clark, Andrew - Wallsend Shipyards

Softback. A very good copy. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 128 pages. Numerous illustrations. A collection of stories and photographs paying tribute to the men and women who worked in the shipyards around Wallsend.
Published : The People's History, Seaham, Co. Durham 1999, First Edition

Clements Rex - A Gipsy of the Horn: The Narrative of a Voyage Round the World in a Windjammer Twenty Years Ago

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A small piece of cloth on the fore-edge has been rubbed away and there is some more minor edge rubbing. Some edge foxing. 259 pages. 16 illustrations. Two folding maps.
Published : Heath Cranton Ltd., London 1924, First Edition

Clephan Guy - Sailing Directions Bridlington to Fife Ness Including Firth of Forth

Large 4to. A very good copy in a poorish dustwrapper which is foxed and chipped. Pp.xiv,124. 38 plans. Correction Supplements nos. 1 and 2 are loosely inserted.
Published : Royal Northumberland Yacht Club 1951, First Edition