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Maritime / Naval

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.,[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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