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- A Military Dictionary. Explaining All Difficult Terms in Martial Discipline, Fortification, and Gunnery. To Which is Likewise Added, a Sea-Dictionary of All the Terms of Navigation

Hardback. 12mo. A near very good copy in a full calf binding with four raised bands on spine. Paper title label on spine. Bookplate of John Sneyd of Bishton, Staffordshire and with the signature of F.C. Sneyd.. Some browning to early and late pages. Unpaginated but c.300 pages of which the Sea-Dictionary takes up nearly half. Folding frontispiece entitled "A General View and Description of the Several Parts of Fortification". One other figure. The title continues: "Both of them very useful (to all persons that read the Public News, or serve in the Army, Navy, or Militia) for the understanding the Accounts of Sieges, Battels, and other Warlike and Marine Expeditions, which daily occur in this time of Action." The Sea-Dictionary is separately sub-titled: "Explaining the Sea-Terms, the Names of each Part of a Ship, its Rigging and all other Things belonging to it." Photographs available on request.
Published : J. Morphew, London 1708,
£380.00

- 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
£30.00

- 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
£35.00

- 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
£35.00

- 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
£7.00

- 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
£20.00

- 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
£45.00

- 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.,
£9.00

- 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 1997, First Edition
£22.00

- 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
£30.00

"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
£40.00

"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
£15.00

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,
£8.00

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
£7.00

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
£18.00

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,
£15.00

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
£12.00

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
£15.00

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,
£60.00

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
£24.00

Bell J.J. - Clyde Songs and Other Verses

A very good copy. Bookplate. 130pp.
Published : Gowans & Gray Ltd. 1910,
£15.00

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. Pp.xxx,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
£28.00

Bond, Richard - Sea Cookery

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Faded stamp of previous owner (or original bookseller?) on front free end-paper otherwise a clean copy internally. Pp.259 + 30pp Appendix. Illustrated. "It is particularly gfratifying to the author to know that "Sea Cookery" is looked upon as a standard book for the men in the catering department on vessels throughout the whole world." This fourth edition is "greatly enlarged" and includes foreign dishes including curries for the first time. Surprisingly scarce for a book which went through a number of editions.
Published : James Munro & Company Limited, Glasgow 1920,
£35.00

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
£9.00

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

Hardback. A good copy. Front hinges cracked otherwise very good in blue cloth lettered in gilt. 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,
£28.00

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
£10.00

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
£85.00

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 Edition
£24.00

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
£34.00

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
£18.00

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,
£6.00

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. Pp.vi,250. Illustrated. Lymington's maritime history from pre-Roman times to the 1980's.
Published : Belhaven, Lymington, Hampshire 1983, First Edition
£10.00

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
£9.00

Clark, Andrew - Wallsend Shipyards

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
£8.00

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
£15.00

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
£9.00

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

Hardback. Large 4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Rather distinguished gift inscription on the front end-paper. Not foxed. Pp.xiv,124. 38 plans.
Published : Royal Northumberland Yacht Club 1951, First Edition
£8.00

Cooley Reg - The Unknown Fleet the Army's Civilian Seamen in War and Peace

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's blind-stamp on half-title. 233pp. Illustrated. This is the first full history of the civilian-manned vessels of the British Army. About half of the book is concerned wiith the Second World War.
Published : Alan Sutton, Stroud 1993, First Edition
£14.00

Corbett Julian S. (Editor) - Signals and Instructions 1776-1794 with Addenda to Vol. XXIX

Hardback. A near very good copy in black and cream cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xv,403. Partly unopened. A study of the British Navy's signals and fighting instructions from the beginning of the American War of Independence to the "glorious First of June".
Published : Navy Records Society 1908, First Edition
£40.00

Cox, Barry (Editor) - Lifeboat Gallantry: The Complete Record of Royal National Lifeboat Institution Gallantry Medals and How They Were Won, 1824-1996

Hardback. 4to. Would be very good in a very good dustwrapper but for fairly minor water damage affecting the foot of many pages. This does not affect the text. Pp.viii,454. Numerous illustrations. Contains the first complete list of all the 2,400 gallantry medals awarded by the RNLI together with details of the acts of heroism involved.
Published : Spink & Son, London 1998, First Edition
£10.00

Cox, Barry (Editor) - Lifeboat Gallantry: The Complete Record of Royal National Lifeboat Institution Gallantry Medals and How They Were Won, 1824-1996

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,454. Numerous illustrations. Contains the first complete list of all the 2,400 gallantry medals awarded by the R.N.L.I. together with details of the acts of heroism involved.
Published : Spink & Son, London 1998, First Edition
£12.00

Crawford M. Mac Dermot - The Sailor Whom England Feared Being the Story of Paul Jones, Scotch Naval Adventurer and Admiral in the American and Russian Fleets

A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. 424pp. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. A biography of the Galloway-born sailor.
Published : Eveleigh Nash, London 1913, First Edition
£13.00

Creak E.W. - Elementary Manual for the Deviations of the Compass in Iron Ships Intended for the Use of Seamen of the Royal Navy and Mercantile Marine and Navigation Schools and as an Introduction to the Admiralty Manual for the Deviations of the Compass

A good copy in red cloth faded on spine. Stain on upper board. Pp.xii,150 + 12pp adverts. Many figures in text. Lacks moveable compass card.
Published : D. Potter, London 1912,
£12.00

Currey Commander E. Hamilton - The Man-Of-War What She Has Done and What She is Doing

Nd. c. 1912. A good copy in blue cloth with pictorial onlay to upper board. Previous owner's blind stamp. Pp.x,297. Frontispiece and 16 plates. A volume in the "Romance of Reality" series.
Published : T.C. & E.C. Jack, London, First Edition
£9.00

Dawson Captain Lionel - Flotillas: A Hard-Lying Story

A good copy in reddish-brown cloth. Pencil mark to spine. A clean vg copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xv,271 + 1pp. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations. The author's experiences in the British Navy in the first 20 years of the 20th century in torpedo boats and destroyers including the First World War.
Published : Rich & Cowan, London 1933,
£15.00

Dickinson H.W. - Robert Fulton Engineer and Artist His Life and Works

A good plus copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Spine a little marked towards the foot. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Lacks blank front free end-paper. Pp.xiv,333 +16pp publisher's catalogue. Frontispiece and 32 plates. Fulton was an American marine engineer who develpoped a commercially successful steamboat, the first practical submarine and the world's earliest naval torpedoes.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1913, First Edition
£20.00

Divine A.D. - The Wake of the Raiders the Exploits and the Failure of the Pocket Battleships and a Consecutive Account of Events at Sea

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is chipped on the front cover and has some edge tears. Pp.viii,153. 19 illustrations. Includes the early action in the war at sea including the Battle of the River Plate and the failure of the German pocket battleships.
Published : John Murray, London 1940, First Edition
£12.00

Dollar Robert - One Hundred Thirty Years of Steam Navigation a History of the Merchant Ship

A good copy in the original leather boards. Some scuffing to spine (otherwise this would be a very good copy). Lettered in gilt on spine and upper board and decorated in gilt on upper board. Top edge gilt. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 138pp. 32 illustrations.
Published : Privately Printed for the Author, San Francisco 1931, First Edition
£30.00

Donaldson, Gordon - Northwards by Sea

Hardback. A very good copy in a complete, untorn, dustwrapper which shows some sun fading. 162 pages. 35 illustrations. 8 plans. Gives "an account of all the steamers and motor vessels which have plied to Caithness and the northern isles of Orkney and Shetland since the 1830's". This second edition is completely revised and enlarged.
Published : Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh 1978,
£8.00

Duke Major General Sir Gerald - The History of the Royal Engineer Yacht Club

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is now protected. This is an inscribed presentation copy from the author. 126pp. Illustrated.
Published : Geoffrey Tulett & Associates 1982, First Edition
£20.00