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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
4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 296pp. Many illustrations. This is a recreation of the sinking of the Titanic, reliving the events through the first-hand accounts of those who were there.
Published : Southampton City Council 1994, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 520pp. Illus. This volume is a comprehensive review of the progress and policies of the major navies of the world on the eve of the First World War. It includes an essay on the progress of naval aeronautics.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1970, Reprint
Illustrated by W. L. Wyllie.
Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Foxing to edges and end-papers. No ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,406. Frontispiece and 24 colour illustrations by W.L. Wyllie. Ships' photographs, portraits, maps, plans and diagrams.
Published : S. W. Partridge & Co, London 1912, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Some light edge foxing. 171 pages. "An alphabetically compiled record of officers and nursing sisters who died in the service of their country identifying where they died and are commemorated". This is volume III of "The Cross of Sacrifice".
Published : Roberts, Reading 1994, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 165 pages. "An alphabetically compiled record of british officers who died in service of their country identifying where they died and are commemorated". This is volume II of "The Cross of Sacrifice".
Published : Roberts , Reading 1993, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a fine dustwrapper. 321 pages. "An alphabetically compiled record identifying where they died and are commemorated". Includes Commonwealth navies and air forces. This is volume IV of "The Cross of Sacrifice".
Published : Roberts, Reading 1996, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. First published in 1967 this is described as a "reduced, unabridged version of the first edition." Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 252pp + 22 unnumbered pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. Includes a list of sailing ships which "have been preserved either as training-ships or floating museums."
Published : Patrick Stephens/Edita Lausanne,
A very good copy in a near VG dustwrapper. 383pp. Many photographic illus. There are chapters on both World Wars.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1981, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 360 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout. A history of perhaps the most famous of the Clyde shipbuilding companies. Includes a list of all ships built by the company with dates, details and the ship's fate.
Published : West Dunbartonshire Libraries & Museums 2000, First Edition
Softback. 4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 360 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout. The story of a famous Clyde shipbuilding yard. Includes details of all ships built by the company.
Published : West Dunbartonshire Libraries & Museums 2000, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped and torn and with spots of foxing to the spine. The book is dedicated to Compton Mackenzie and beneath the dedication the author has written "from David with affection". (This copy came from Compton Mackenzie's library). 448 pages. 10 illustrations. Folding genealogy at end.
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1962, First Edition
Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 288 pages. Many illustrations. Mostly about life in the navy after the First World War but with two chapters on the early history of the Royal Navy, two chapters on lessons of the First World War etc.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London 1932, First Edition
Softback. A very good copy except for some fading to the rear cover. 38 pages. Illustrated. An account of the western extension scheme to Leith harbour and docks which was undertaken between 1936 and 1942. Uncommon.
Published : Leith Dock Commission 1946, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in rather soiled cream boards with black cloth spine lettered in gilt. Bookplate. Ownership inscription. Pp.xxvii,402. 4 illustrations.
Published : Navy Records Society 1896, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 352 pages. Many illustrations. A study of the British navy at the time of Nelson.
Published : Conway Maritime Press, London 1995, Reprint
Hardbacks. 4to. A near fine two volume set in fine dustwrappers which are now protected in clear, removable, sleeves. A couple of board tips just slightly bumped. Vol. I is a 1984 reprint and Vol. II is a 1997 reprint. Both are clean copies without foxing or ownership inscription. The author is the leading authority on sailing line-of-battle ships. Vol. I "covers the general historical background, and includes extensive tables listing all ships of 50 guns and above, divided by period, rate, class and design, with full technical data." Vol. II "is devoted to technical developments in hull design, construction, rigging, armaments and fitting." Vol. I is 224 pages and vol.II is 191 pages. Numerous illustrations.
Published : Conway Maritime Press Ltd, London,
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected. 255pp. 16 plates. 8 maps.
Published : Blackie, Glasgow 1975, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear. Small ownership label. This is an inscribed presentation copy from "Roland", very probably the co-author. 207 pages. 128 illustrations of which 36 are in full colour. Includes a chapter on Robert Louis Stevenson's life as a reluctant trainee civil engineer together with his own account of a "night stage-coach journey south after his uncongenial experiences working at Wick breakwater."
Published : Published By the Authors, Edinburgh 1999, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 256pp. Illus. Includes much on England's naval heritage.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1967, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 224 pages. Colour plates. Black and white illustrations. Includes a roll call of lighthouse keepers.
Published : New Island Books, Dublin 1993, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a slightly worn but otherwise very good dustwrapper. Pp.viii,278 + 8 pages of track charts at end. Frontispiece and 18 illustrations. The story of all the famous yacht races from the race from the USA to England in 1866 to the race to Bermuda in 1946. Includes a register of ocean racing yachts, a comprehensive list of architects and a chapter on "The Rules of the Game" by Herbert L. Stone.
Published : Yachting Publishing Corporation, New York 1946, Revised Edition
4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Very small tear in cloth of spine. Some light foxing mainly to end-papers. Pp.x,180. Many illustrations.
Published : Brown Son & Ferguson, Glasgow 1935, First Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xxiv,290. Map end-papers and one other map. Coloured frontispiece and 138 plates (including a colour plate showing timetables and guidebooks). The story of a mainly Firth of Clyde steamship company initially set up by the Caledonian Railway Company.
Published : Clyde River Steamer Club, Glasgow 1971, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xix,201. Numerous drawings by the author. Two maps. "presents a unique account of life in a destroyer H. M. S. Fortune, commanded by an eccentric at odds with both officers and ship's company in the early 1940s during the deepest pit of World War II."
Published : The Pen Tland Press, Edinburgh 1993, First Edition
Hardback. Oblong 4to. This would be a very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper but unfortunately the pages have suffered from paper adhesion at some point and a few of the drawings have been damaged when clearing the adhesion. The great majority however are unaffected. The book contains 169 scraperboard drawings, done in the 1950s, of Clyde-built ships. "Each drawing is accompanied by a clear text, identifying the ship, the builder, the owner, the gross tonnage and the year built." Ships built by 22 Clyde shipyards are included.
Published : Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd, Glasgow 1986, First Edition
Hardback. A very good plus copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvii,366. Frontispiece and 58 plates. 56 figures. 3 folding plans. Map end-papers. The story of Captain Killick who was a clipper captain in the China tea trade and his associates and successors in the firm of Killick Martin & Co.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1961, First Edition
A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. A previous owner has drawn neat diagrams on the end-papers. 70 pages. Folding frontispiece and four other diagrams.
Published : George Philip & Son, London 1907, Fifth Edition Revised
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 288 pages. Maps. Illustrations. A biography of the mountaineer, sailor and explorer.
Published : The Mountaineers, Seattle, WA, U.S.A. 1995, First USA Edition
Hardback. Nd. Vol. 1 may be first edition of 1892. Vol. II is fifth edition. A very good two volume set in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Top edges gilt. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Vol. 1,pp.xx,,380. 10 maps and battle plans. Vol.II,pp.xvii,,428. 3 maps and battle plans.
Published : Sampson Low Marston & Co, London,
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xi,308. Illustrations. Maps. This is a study of the British sailing navy between 1714 and 1830.
Published : Oxford University Press 1975, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 62 pages. Facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1875. The book "is an attempt to give a complete enumeration of all Officers who have served in the Arctic or Antarctic regions in the century between 1773 and 1873."
Published : The Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth 1992,
Hardback. A near very good copy in cream and black cloth lettered in gilt. Cream cloth a little soiled and fore-edge a little rubbed at one point. No ownership inscription. Moderate foxing to first few pages. Pp.xx,451. Frontispiece.
Published : Navy Records Society 1904, First Edition
Softbacxk. A very good copy. Gift inscription on half-title. Signed by author on title page. Pp.xii,194. Map. 16 illustrations. "More than 140 years of Scottish fishing history as told through the fishermen's own memories and traditions, concentrating on the time when crews worked with oar and sail".
Published : House of Lochar, Colonsay 2002, First Edition
A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 162 pages. Brief shipping company histories with notes on archives and record office holdings.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1971, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 191 pages. Coloured frontispiece. Many black and white illustrations. Contains "comprehensive histories of the six fleet aircraft carriers of the Illustrious and Implacable classes which dominated the Royal Navy's aviation between 1940 and the early 1950's: "Illustrious", "Formidable", "Victorious", "Indomitable", "Indefatigable" and "Implacable".
Published : Fan Publications , Cheltenham 2000, First Edition
Softback. A near fine copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 189 pages. Map end-papers. Numerous illustrations with many in colour. Published to mark the 150th anniversary of the company which was to become Caledonain MacBrayneLtd.
Published : Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd, Gourock 2001, First Edition
Softback. A very good copy. 44 pages. Numerous photographs. The text was first broadcast on the BBC on March 5, 1945. Described as "a wireless epic" and "without question the finest documentary in the English language."
Published : Pendulum Publications, London 1945, First Edition
A very good copy in a good, if rather soiled, dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.xii,196. 32 illustrations including folding frontispiece which has been taped on the reverse at the folds. The story of the Clyde and west coast paddle steamers.
Published : Gowans & Gray, Glasgow 1924, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy. In a very good dustwrapper by Norman Wilkinson. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.v,275. 14 plates. The memoirs of a naval officer, including the Second World War.
Published : CCC Design & Publications, Isle Of Mull 2003, Revised Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.v,275. 14 plates. The autobiography of a naval officer. Includes his experiences at the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940.
Published : CCC Design & Publications, Ulva Ferry, Isle of Mull 2003, Revised Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. 248 pages. 8 illustrations.
Published : The Abbey Press, New York 1902, First Edition
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little worn at the edges. Lacks half of front end-paper. 255pp. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. 5 maps. An account of the German cruiser raiders of 1914 and the naval battles of Coronel and Falkland.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1961, First Edition
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