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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. 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
£20.00

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

Crabb Brian James - Beyond the Call of Duty: The Story of British Commonwealth Service and Mercantile Women Lost at Sea During the Second World War

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
£25.00

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, Fourth Edition
£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

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
£15.00

Deas James - The River Clyde: An Historical Description of the Rise and Progress of the Harbour of Glasgow, and of the Improvement of the River from Glasgow to Port-Glasgow

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
£120.00

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

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
£24.00

Dinsdale Tim - The Leviathans

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is very good except that the red spine lettering has totally faded. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,219. 20 plates. 14 sketches. 5 maps. A study of aquatic monsters world-wide.
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1966, First Edition
£28.00

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
£15.00

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

Domville-Fife C.W. (Editor) - Square-Rigger Days : Autobiographies of Sail

Hardback. [1938]. 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
£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, Second Edition
£10.00

Dorian, Nancy C. - Tyranny of Tide: An Oral History of the East Sutherland Fisherfolk

Softback. A very good copy. Neat ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xiii,107. Illustrated. This is the story of the way of life of Golspie fisherfolk in the early part of the 20th century.
Published : Karoma Publishers, U.S.A. 1984, First Edition
£18.00

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

Edwards Kenneth - The Mutiny at Invergordon

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
£10.00

Evans, A. S. - Beneath the Waves : A History of HM Submarine Losses

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
£20.00

Falconer, Lieutenant Commander Alexander Frederick - Shakespeare and the Sea

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
£30.00

Fayle C. Ernest - History of the Great War Based on Official Documents : Seaborne Trade Vol. I The Cruiser Period

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
£25.00

Fayle, C. Ernest - History of the Great War Based on Official Documents : Seaborne Trade Vol. II from the Opening of the Submarine Campaign to the Appointment of the Shipping Controller

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
£50.00

Ferguson David M. - Shipwrecks of Orkney, Shetland and the Pentland Firth

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
£14.00

Fevyer W. H. - The Distinguished Service Medal 1914-1920

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 121 pages. Gives a complete record of all Distinguished Service Medals awarded for the First World War period, 1914-1920, contained in the London Gazette. Also includes 14 despatches which provide invaluable background information for Naval awards of the period.
Published : J. B. Hayward & Son, Polstead, Suffolk 1982, First Edition
£18.00

Fevyer W. H. And Wilson J. W. - The Queen's South Africa Medal to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines

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,
£14.00

Fevyer W.H. & Wilson J.W. - The Naval General Service Medal 1915-1962 to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines for the Bars Persian Gulf 1909-1914, Iraq 1919-1920, N.W. Persia 1920

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
£15.00

Finch, Roger - Sailing Craft of the British Isles

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
£10.00

Fischer Katrina Sigsbee - Anton Otto Fischer Marine Artist His Life and Work

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
£15.00

Fox Uffa - Racing Cruising and Design

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
£40.00

Fox Uffa - Racing, Cruising and Design

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
£30.00

Frank, Peter - Yorkshire Fisherfolk : A Social History of the Yorkshire Inshore Fishing Community

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
£9.00

Fraser Edward - Famous Fighters of the Fleet Glimpses Through the Cannon Smoke in the Days of the Old Navy

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
£10.00

Fraser Gibbie (Editor) - Shetland's Whalers Remember

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
£14.00

Gambier J.W. - Links in My Life on Land and Sea

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
£18.00

Gardiner Leslie - The Royal Oak Courts Martial

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
£10.00

Gardiner Robert (Editor) - Fleet Battle and Blockade : The French Revolutionary War, 1793-1797

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
£9.00

Gardiner Robert (Editor) - Navies and the American Revolution 1775-1783

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
£35.00

Gardiner, Robert - Frigates of the Napoleonic Wars

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy which would be fine but for board tips being a little bumped. In a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. 208 pages. Illustrated with original plans, photographs of models and contemporary prints. Tables. The first in-depth study of "the sailing navy's most popular and charismatic ship type at the height of its development."
Published : Chatham Publishing, London 2000, First Edition
£35.00

Gardiner, Robert (Editor) - The Campaign of Trafalgar, 1803-1805

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
£10.00

Gartside V.O.B. - Nile Additional

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
£20.00

Gee Marjory - Captain Fraser's Voyages 1865-1892

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
£8.00

Goodwin, Peter - Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in which he Served 1771 - 1805

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
£28.00

Gordon Major Lawrence L. - British Batles and Medals

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
£30.00

Grant Gordon - Greasy Luck a Whaling Sketchbook

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,127. 64 pen and ink drawings. Introduction by William McFee. Ownership inscription.
Published : Martin Hopkinson, London 1932, First Edition
£58.00

Greene Major William Howe - The Wooden Walls Among the Ice Floes : Telling the Romance of the Newfoundland Seal Fishery

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
£75.00

Griffiths Captain Anselm John - Impressment Fully Considered with a View to Its Gradual Abolition

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,[2],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
£1,600.00

Grimble Ian - The Sea Wolf : The Life of Admiral Cochrane

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
£12.00

Grimble Ian - The Sea Wolf: The Life of Admiral Cochrane

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
£12.00