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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
Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in illustrated laminated boards. Would be fine but for a scribble (which may be a signature) on the half-title.Signed presentation slip from author loosely laid in as is an email resume of the book. Pp.ix,310. 118 illustrations. "This book gives a critical account of every shipping disaster during the Second World War which involved the loss of British Commonwealth mercantile and service women." One of several Appendices gives the names and details of the 222 service/mercantile women lost at sea during the war.
Published : Shaun Tyas, Donington 2006, First Edition
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
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, Fourth Edition
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
Hardbnack. 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, Second Impression
Hardback. A good, sound, copy in the original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xi,127. Five folding plates at end. 16 tables. A history of Clyde navigation and the story of the various engineering works which converted the Clyde from a shallow stream "into a noble river, capable of bearing on its waters the commerce and ships of all nations."An uncommon book and an interesting one for the technical detail it goes into.
Published : James Maclehose, Glasgow 1876, First Edition
Hardback. 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
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
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
Hardback. . A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Some edge and end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription. 252 pages + 4pp adverts. Numerous black and white photographic illustrations. A record of the great days of sail, comprising personal experiences from the 1860's onwards. Uncommon in first edition in dustwrapper.
Published : Seeley Service & Co. Ltd., London, First Edition
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, Second Edition
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
A good copy. Ownership inscription. Fore-edge foxing. Ppxvi,425. Map end-papers. The story of the naval mutiny at Invergordon in 1931.
Published : Putnam, London 1937, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 439 pages (with some browning to page edges which is normal for this book). Numerous illustrations. A detailed survey of British submarine losses between 1904 and 1971.
Published : William Kimber, London 1986, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. One board tip just slightly bumped. In a good dustwrapper which shows a little wear and tear. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xvi,164. Frontispiece. Described as "a new and original study of all the plays and poems, showing the extent and accuracy of Shakespeare's knowledge of the sea and ships, of nautical terms and naval customs."
Published : Constable, London 1964, First Edition
Hardback. Dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Boards rather badly flecked. Internally a good copy. Stamp of "Instructor Officer H.M.S. Jufair" on front free end-paper and rear fixed end-paper + small ownership inscription. Pp.xvii,442. Addenda and corrigenda slip tipped-in. Lacks separate map volume. Covers the first eight months of the war "during which the German attack on commerce was carried on mainly by surface cruisers and armed liners."
Published : John Murray, London 1920, First Edition
Hardback. Dark blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine.Generally a good copy but with a damp-faded patch at the foot of the front board (approx. 3 inches by 2 inches). Stamp on front free end-paper, rear fixed end-paper and very faintly on fore-edge of "Instructor Officer H.M.S. Jufair". Pp.xv,[ii],424 + 8pp publisher's adverts. Two folding maps at end. This volume "is a record both of the effect of the submarine campaign on seaborne trade, and of the measures taken to maintain the flow of essential supplies."
Published : John Murray, London 1923, First Edition
A very good copy in glazed boards. 160pp. Illustrations and charts. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1988, First Edition
Softback. Nd. A very good copy. Previous owner's initials stamped on front end-paper. Pp.viii,148. Gives name and rank of recipient by ship of this medal awarded between 1899 and 1902.
Published : The Naval & Military Press 1983,
Softback. 4to. A very good copy. 239 pages. Medal rolls for the three campaigns together with a wide ranging selection of despatches and correspondence.
Published : The Naval & Military Press 1995, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little worn at the top of the spine. Small ownership inscription. 160 pages. Numerous illustrations. The author takes 52 types of boat. "For each he gives a map, showing the stretch of coast or estuary concerned, a plan of the hull and rigging, a pencil sketch of the craft in use, and an account of its particular history and uses."
Published : Collins, London 1976, First Edition
4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little darkened on the spine. Former owner's name and address label on front end-paper. Pp.xxvi,260. 236 illustrations.
Published : Mill Hill Press, Nantucket 1984, First USA Edition
Hardback. 4to. A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in silver. Some "worming" to rear board and (to a very minor extent) later pages. Ownership inscription. Pp.viii,340. More than 400 plans, photographs and diagrams.
Published : Peter Davies, London 1937, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver on spine and decorated in silver on upper board. In a good plus dustwrapper which has some closed edge tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,340. Numerous illustrations and plans.
Published : Peter Davies, London 1948, Reprint
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,238. Frontispiece and 118 illustrations. A history of the inshore fishing communities between the Tees and the Humber.
Published : Phillimore & Co Ltd, Chichester 2002, First Edition
A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Hinges cracked. A little ink side-lining. Stated in ink on endpapers to have belonged to a school library but no library markings as such. Pp. xvi, 323. Illustrated. The story of some famous ships of the British Navy.
Published : Macmillan, London 1904, First Edition
Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[vi],238. Numerous illustrations. Reminiscences of Shetland whalers. Gives an insight into the different jobs that made up a whaling expedition and provides a historical record of the men and a job that was important to Shetland's economy.
Published : Gilbert A. Fraser 2001, First Edition
A near very good copy in red cloth decorated on spine and upper board. Gift inscription on f.e.p. Lacks rear end-paper. The cloth's red dye has run slightly on to front paste-down and end-paper. 452pp. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations. Memories of a far travelled life including China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand etc.
Published : T.Fisher Unwin, London 1907, Second Edition, Revised
A very good copy in an edge-worn and chipped dustwrapper. Inscribed by author. Previous owner's blind stamp. Pp.xi, 258. 6 illustrations. A full portrayal of a memorable naval scandal of 1928.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1965, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 192 pages. 300 contemporary images. A volume in the "Chatham Pictorial Histories" series.
Published : Chatham Publishing, London 1996, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 192 pages. 300 contemporary images. A study of the maritime aspects of the war for American Independence. A volume in the "Chatham Pictorial Histories" series.
Published : Chatham Publishing 1996, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 192 pages. Approx. 300 illustrations. A study of the campaign which culminated in the most famous British naval victory in the age of sail. A volume in the Chatham Pictorial Histories series.
Published : Chatham Publishing, London 1997, First Edition
Nd. c. 1946? A good copy. Signed by the author above his portrait frontispiece. Presentation copy from the author's brother and signed by him also. 148pp. Illustrated. described as "an account of a few very ordinary adventures of a very ordinary 'Temporary Surgeon Lieut.' in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and being factual rather than imaginative". Covers the author's naval service from 1942 to 1945.
Published : , First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected. Previous owner's signature on front end-paper. 217pp. Illustrated. The book evolved from notebooks kept by Captain Fraser of 25 voyages in clipper ships carrying varied cargoes all over the world.
Published : Stanford Maritime, London 1979, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 312 pages. Fully illustrated including colour. "The first book to examine in detail each of the 25 ships which play an integral part in the Nelson legend."
Published : Conway Maritime Press Ltd, London 2002, First Edition
A good copy in a rather edge-worn dustwrapper which has chips at the top of the spine (but not affecting the title lettering). Rear hinges cracked. Pp.xvi,451. Numerous illustrations. Loosely inserted are sheets of addenda and corrigenda dated August 1964, August 1965 and December 1966. Includes "a description of every campaign medal and bar awarded since the Armada, with the historical reasons for their award and the names of all the ships, regiments and squadrons of the Royal Air Force whose personnel are entitled to them".
Published : Privately Published 1962, Third Revised and Enlarged Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No ownership inscription. Some light edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xix,298. 102 illustrations. 2 maps. Includes a chronological list of the ships of rthe steam sealing fleets of Newfoundland from 1863 to 1929.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London 1933, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a modern blue cloth binding with new end-papers. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Pp.vii,,262 + errata page. A treatise on the iniquities of impressment , whereby a "press gang" compelled sea-faring men into the Navy by force and on how the Navy could be adequately manned in time of war by other means. The author explains how he had wandered nearly sixteen thousand miles visiting "almost all the sea ports of England and Scotland, and held familiar conversations with the Seamen---. My observations arise from this intercourse, having added to and confirmed, the experience of many years of actual servitude and of command". Scarce in first edition.
Published : J. W. Norie & Co., London 1826, First Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. 399 pages. Plates. A biography of a daring naval commander.
Published : Blond & Briggs, London 1978, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which has minor edge tears. Gift and ownership inscriptions on front end-paper. 399 pages. Illustrated. Described as "a fascinating biography of a great man" who "was, next only to Nelson, the most brilliant and daring naval commander Britain has ever known."
Published : Blond & Briggs, London 1978, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Pp.xxiv,293. Many illustrations, some tipped-in. Preface by Laurence Irving.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1926, First Edition Thus
Hardback. A good copy in light blue cloth. The spine is faded and browned. Internally very good. Small ownership inscription. Pp.xv,187. Many illustrations.
Published : T & J Manson, Lerwick 1950, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Pp.xv,140. Many illustrations. This is "an account of the Services of the ships and men of the General Steam Navigation Company, Limited, in peace and war throughout the period 1924-1948."
Published : The General Steam Navigation Co., London 1949, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in silver. This is no. 62 of 500 copies. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.The book was ordered by the Commissioners for the Navy and was first published in 1655. It gave rise to an acrimonious exchange of pamphlets with George Kendall which is also reproduced here.
Published : Francis Edwards Ltd, London 1967, First Edition Thus
4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Fairly extensive foxing but plates appear unaffected. Pp.xvi,48 + 103 plates including quite a number of tipped-in colour plates.
Published : The Studio, London 1925, First Edition
A very good copy in a slightly chipped dustwrapper which has sellotape along the top and bottom of the spine. 203pp. 31 illustrations. A standard work on the life-boat service.
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1957, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with a few very minor edge tears. 136pp. Many illustrations. A history of the shipowning and aircraft manufacturing group.
Published : The Hunting Group of Companies, London 1968, First Edition
Softback. 4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 87 pages. 23 illustrations. 3 tables. "The author has traced the career of the Kirkwall registered sloop, "Peggy and Isabella", from her construction in 1777, to an unknown end in the early 19th century. --Ian Hustwick has described her owners, construction, crews, voyages and cargoes carried. ----Meticulous research by the author has produced a most invaluable book on Orkney's maritime history."
Published : The Altmachar Press, Aberdeen 1996, First Edition
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