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Smout T. C. (Editor) - Scotland and the Sea

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.vii,232. Illustrated. Essays on Scotland's maritime history.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£25.00

Somerville Vice-Admiral Boyle - Commodore Anson's Voyage Into the South Seas and Around the World

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.xvii,317. 10 illustrations. 8 maps and plans including end-paper maps. Sellotape repair at page 61/62.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1934, First Edition
£12.00

Southey Robert - The Life of Nelson

Hardback. A very good copy in bright green bevelled cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Ownership inscription on front end-paper but otherwise a lovely clean copy internally with little foxing. Pp.xiv,[1],351,[1] + 16pp publisher's catalogue. 12 plates by Westall printed in Woodburytype. Folding plan of the Battle of the Nile. Illustration showing Nelson's signature at various dates. A handsome book.
Published : Bickers & Son, London 1883,
£50.00

Stephen Adrian - The "Dreadnought" Hoax

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cream boards with illustration to upper board. Spine a little browned. A little wear to lower board tips. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 47 pages. Frontispiece and two other illustrations. The story of a hoax in 1910 by Horace De Vere Cole and friends (including Virginia Woolf) who had themselves made up as Abyssinian Royals and tricked the navy into showing them around their flagship, the battleship H.M.S. Dreadnought.
Published : Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London 1936, First Edition
£120.00

Stevenson Robert Louis - The New Lighthouse on the Dhu Heartach Rock, Argyllshire

Softback. As new and unopened in its cellophane wrapper. Stevenson's esay, drafted in 1872 and now first published "tells the story of the construction of the Dhu Heartach lighthouse on an isolated, menacing rock fifteen miles at sea in the North Atlantic, off the west coast of Scotland". Includes a number of other unpublished sketches by RLS and a substantial introduction by Roger G. Swearingen titled "Robert Louis Stevenson and Lighthouses".
Published : Northern Lighthouse Board, Edinburgh 1995, First Edition
£18.00

Stokesbury James L. - Navy and Empire

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 430pp. A short history of British sea power from the Armada to the Falklands.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1984, First Edition
£7.00

Tanner J.R. - Samuel Pepys and the Royal Navy

Hardback. A good plus copy in light blue boards. Dark blue cloth spine with paper title piece. Wear to board tips. 83 pages. Comprises four lectures delivered at Trinity College, Cambridge which argue that Pepys rendered inestimable services to naval administration.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1920, First Edition
£15.00

Taylor J.E. - Northern Escort

A good copy in blue cloth lettered in white on spine. Previous owner's blind stamp. 127pp. Frontispiece. The story of four days in the life of an escort ship on a northern convoy in the Second World War.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1945, First Edition
£7.00

Taylor, Gordon - London's Navy : A Story of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good plus copy in a similar dustwrapper which is price-clipped but otherwisw complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 176 pages. Many illustrations including colour.
Published : Quiller Press, London 1983, First Edition
£8.00

Taylor, Gordon - The Sea Chaplains: a History of the Chaplains of the Royal Navy

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xix,603. Colour frontispiece and 64 black and white illustrations. The story of Royal Navy chaplains from the Crusades to the "Cod war" of 1976. Includes the names of approximately 5000 known naval chaplains.
Published : Oxford. Illustrated Press 1978, First Edition
£15.00

Thetford Owen - British Naval Aircraft Since 1912

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows minor edge chipping/tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 430 pages. More than 360 photographs and more than 100 three view drawings.
Published : Putnam, London 1962, Second Edition
£12.00

Thornton E.C.B. - South Coast Pleasure Steamers

Hardback. A very good copy in a just about good dustwrapper which has some edge tears and minor chipping. A lovely clean copy internally. Pp.xi,180. Many illustrations. The first history of all the south coast pleasure steamers.
Published : T. Stephenson & Sons Ltd. 1962, First Edition
£7.00

Till, Geoffrey (Editor) - Seapower at the Millennium

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xii,370. Illustrated. Described as "an expert and comprehensive review of both the civil and the military aspects of seapower as we move into the twenty-first century".
Published : Sutton Publishing, Stroud 2001, First Edition
£8.00

Tilman H.W. - In Mischief's Wake

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver. Lacks dustwrapper. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 167 pages. Illustrations. Charts. This is the story of the loss of the author's boat "Mischief" and of the first two voyages of its successor "Sea Breeze."
Published : Hollis & Carter, London 1971, First Edition
£18.00

Tilman H.W. - Mischief in Patagonia

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Fading to spine but lettering clear. Lacks dustwrapper. Some spotting to end-papers but otherwise a decent copy internally. Pp.viii,185. 16 plates. 2 maps. An account of the author's 10,000 miles voyage in the yacht "Mischief" to Patagonia and his traverse of a glacier there. Tilman was a noted mountaineer who took to the sea in later life.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1957, First Edition
£20.00

Turner John Frayn - V.C's of the Royal Navy

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. 192 pages. Seven half-tone plates. Narrates the deeds of the 24 naval V.C's of the Second World War.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1956, First Edition
£15.00

Van Loon Hendrik Willem - Ships and How They Sailed the Seven Seas (5000B.C.-A.D.1935

A very good copy in the original blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Previous owner's blind stamp. A little fore-edge foxing. 304pp. Profusely illustrated.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1935, First Edition
£7.00

Verster J.F.L. De Balbian - Holland - South-Africa an Historical Account of Shipping and Commercial Relations in Old and Modern Days

Nd.c.1922. 4to. A good copy in red cloth which shows some fading to upper board. Pp.57,[6], + adverts. Many illustrations. Text in English and Dutch. The object of the book is "a resume of the historic relations between the Netherlands and South Africa which have now so definitely been sealed by the establishment of the Holland-South-Africa line".
Published : Bernard Houthakker, Amsterdam, First Edition
£25.00

Villiers Alan - Give Me a Ship to Sail

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper with a couple of edge tears. Some edge foxing. 256 pages. Frontispiece and 28 illustrations. The author "pursues his search for a ship to sail - square-sail for preference - and tells of his varied adventures on the high seas".
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1958, First Edition
£8.00

Watson Nigel - MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd. One Hundred Years A Story of Engineering Artistry

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 160 pages. Illustrated. The story of an engineering company which established a reputation in the field of submarine engineering systems during the First World War, entered the field of naval aviation between the wars and whose helicopter handling systems are now in use with navies around the world.
Published : MacTaggart Scott & Co. Ltd, Loanhead 1998, First Edition
£18.00

Wilkinson B.J., Stopford T.P. And Taylor D. - The A to Z of Royal Naval ships' Badges 1919-1989 Volume 2 H.M.S. Bacchante - H.M.S. Buzzard

4to. A very good copy. Softcover. Previous owner's blind stamp. 101pp. + 99 badges ilustrated in colour. Many black and white illustrations.
Published : Neptune Books, Orpington, Kent, First Edition
£7.00

Williams H. Noel - The Life and Letters of Admiral Sir Charles Napier, K.C.B.

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some wear to spine ends. Endpapers browned. No ownership inscription. Pp.vi,[2],412. Illustrated. Napier was a British Admiral of the first half of the 19th century who enjoyed a very lengthy naval career.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1917, First Edition
£35.00

Williams Harold (Editor) - One Whaling Family

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has some tears and minor chipping. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,401. Written by Eliza Williams and her son William the book tells of whaling voyages under sail in the 19th century.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1964, First Edition
£9.00

Wilson Arnold - A Dictionary of British Marine Painters

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a near good dustwrapper which is chipped at the top of the spine and with a small chip on the back panel. 90pp text + 48 black and white plates.
Published : F. Lewis, Leigh-On-Sea 1967, First Edition
£18.00

Wilson Derek - The Circumnavigators

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 345pp. Illustrations. Maps. The story of attempts to circumnavigate the globe.
Published : Constable, London 1989, First Edition
£9.00

Winton John - Huirrah for the Life of a Sailor Life on the Lower-Deck of the Victorian Navy

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's blind stamp. 320pp. Illustrated.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1977, First Edition
£7.00

Wood Walter - With the Flag at Sea

Illustrated by H.C. Seppings Wright.
A very good copy in original dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and with inset illustration of men o' war on upper board. 364pp + 16pp catalogue. Frontis. and 12 illustrations. Exploits of the British navy.
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, London 1901, First Edition
£15.00

Woodman Kieran - "Safe and Commodious" the Annals of the Galway Harbour Commissioners 1830-1997

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has an edge tear on the rear panel. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,337. Illustrated including colour.
Published : Galway Harbour Company 2000, First Edition
£15.00

Woodman, Richard - The Victory of Seapower : Winning the Napoleonic War 1806-1814

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 192 pages. Numerous illustrations. A study of British seapower during the Napoleonic era. A volume in the "Chatham Pictorial Histories" series.
Published : Chatham Publishing, London 1998, First Edition
£8.00

Wynn, Frederick G. B. - His Majesty's Ship "Cumberland" 1695 to 1927

Hardback. 12mo. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. One word writen neatly in ink on title page and some additional information written in ink regarding commanding officers. 114 pages + one page advert. Frontispiece and 25 illustrations. "This small work contains the chronological history of those ships named H.M.S. Cumberland, which form one of the longest lines of ancestry in the naval service of the Empire."
Published : Charles Thurnam and Sons, Carlisle 1927, First Edition
£25.00