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THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL., (Weatherell, John.)  Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.
1 (Weatherell, John.) Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL.
Michael Joseph, London, 1954, second printing. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "John Wetherell was a native of Whitby, one of the thirteen children of Nathan Wetherell, a whaling captain. He was born in 1780, and his father died in 1789 - ki lled, according to Wetherell, in a skirmish with Eskimos in Davis Strait. Wetherell himself died, probably in New York, sometime after 1834. He left behind him an autobiography, in three volumes of manuscript amounting altogether to a thous a n d p a g es. It had been the object of a fruitless search by students of the period until, a few years ago, Mrs Anne Klein of New York, an enthusiastic collector of rare nautical books, discovered it at the New York auction of the library of th e la te Ga br ie l Wells." A fascinating look at life at sea in during the Napoleonic era, including conditions in the prisons for sailors in France. Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge w ear . D ust ja cke t has been price-clipped, has very light stamp ink offset on front flap, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
2 Burgoyne, John M., Lieut.-Col. Sir. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE NAVAL AND MILITARY OPERATIONS IN EGYPT FROM 1798 TO 1802.
Mississauga, Ontario Poniard, Mississauga 1996 0968087507 / 9780968087503 Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
181 pp, 7" H. B&w maps, reproductions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SAILING SHIPS:  THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM.  PART I:  HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II:  CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES.  2 VOLUME SET., Clowes, G.S. Laird.
3 Clowes, G.S. Laird. SAILING SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM. PART I: HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II: CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES. 2 VOLUME SET.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1932 Soft Cover Very Good - 
115 pp + 122 pp, 9 9/16" H. Part I is the Third Edition, printed in 1932 and Part II is the Second Edition, printed in 1936. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Part I Contents: Introduction; Early Ships of the Mediterranean Littoral; The Vessels of Greece and Rome; Early Craft of North-Eastern Europe; The English One-Masted Ship; The Introduction of the Three-Masted Ship; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War in the Eighteenth Century; Merchant-Ships in the Eighteenth Century; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Part II Contents: Early Ships, Up to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century; The Introduction of the Three-Master; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War of the Eighteenth Century; "Prisoner-of-War" Models; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Interiors - a few tiny corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light rubbing on covers, a few light wrinkles on spines, surface paper damage (glued) at bottom rear corner of Part II 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NELSON'S FAVOURITE:  HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809., Deane, Anthony.  Dust jacket art by Geoff Hunt.
4 Deane, Anthony. Dust jacket art by Geoff Hunt. NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.
Caxton, London, 2003, reprint. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 184067430X Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. "This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as his favourite ship. For three of the most critical decades of British naval history, Agamemnon was at th e c e n t r e of events, fighting at the Battle of the Saintes, Copenhagen and, of course, Trafalgar. Later she served in the West Indies, participating in the Battle of Santo Domingo, and in South American waters until she was wrecked in 1809 in Ma l do na do B ay , off the coast of present-day Uruguay. This fascinating account of Agamemnon's career highlights all the significant events of the period and portrays the authentic world of the Nelsonic era." Small shallow dint to bottom edge of b oth bo ard s. Du st jacket has very minor wear at top of rear hinge. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
5 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has one small edge tear archivally taped, rubbing to glossy surface, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
6 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Minor soiling to top of textblock, small area of excess glue on bottom of textblock, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing to glossy surfaces - no color loss. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Grocott, Terence. SHIPWRECKS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY & NAPOLEONIC ERAS.
London Caxton 2002 1840671645 / 9781840671643 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
430 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A) chronicle of shipping disasters during the last great war of the age of sail, based almost exclusively on the reporting of the time. Listed are some fifteen hundred ships, vessels naval and mercantile, of many nations whose tribulations were covered in the national and local newspapers as well as the specialist press like the 'Naval Chronicle'. These reports run the whole gamut of maritime tragedies - the bizarre, curious and quirky, as well as the familiar - and in all their inconsequential detail. Through the medium of the reporting of the time, what is here presented is a truly contemporary perspective of events, in itself a fascinating revelation of the mores and attitutudes of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Given the sheer number of craft lost at sea, it cannot be entirely exhaustive, but no other book contains so much non-technical information on the maritime disasters of the period 1793-1815." Creases at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TRAFALGAR AND THE SPANISH NAVY., Harbron, John D.  Inscribed by author.
8 Harbron, John D. Inscribed by author. TRAFALGAR AND THE SPANISH NAVY.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1988. 
178 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 0851774776 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings, colour plates. "Contrary to popular opinion, the defeat of the Armada was not the end of the Spanish Navy as a major maritime power. Indeed it underwent a real renaissance in the eighteenth century, and at the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars was the third largest navy in the world. Its ships were well designed and superbly built, and were officered by brave and dedicated professionals, who were nowhere near as ineffective in combat as often represented. This is the first English language book to look at Spanish naval forces in the century before Trafalgar, an d p r o v i des a long overdue reassessment of the aims and achievements of the service. Following a brief overview of the factors which shaped development and the main maritime events, more detailed chapters cover Spanish warship design and const ru c ti on , an d the much-maligned officer corps, concluding with sections on the battle itself and its significance to Spain....It is illustrated throughout with contemporary plans, paintings and ship models, and will prove stimulating reading for la ym an and s pec ia list alike." Very small bump at bottom of rear hinge area. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON'S MILITARY MACHINE., Haythornthwaite, Philip J.
9 Haythornthwaite, Philip J. WELLINGTON'S MILITARY MACHINE.
Guild Publishing, London, 1989 (Book Club Associates). 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 094677188X Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with maps/battle plans, uniform studies, reproductions. "(D)escribes in detail the composition and evolution of the British Army and its Allied foreign contingents, from the earliest campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars until the final triumph at Waterloo. All aspects are covered, from the life of the ordinary redcoat to weaponry, tactics, administration, the supporting servic es at home and the numerous 'foreign corps'; and to the military genius of Wellington himself, all of which are supported by lavish illustrations. An account of all the campaigns undertaken from the first landing in the Netherlands in 1793 to Wat e r loo show how this army was employed, including not only the famous episodes of the Peninsular War but such little-regarded expeditions as those to South America in 1806, to Denmark, Egypt, the Cape and North America, and in India where Wellingto n ga ined his first victories. Full coverage is also accorded the Royal Navy and its invaluable services, not only in combat but in the less-glamorous but no less important duties of blockade and support for the military campaigns: in effect, a com pl ete study of 'the most complete machine'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump, place and date of purchase written on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ve ry ligh t rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Lloyd, Christopher. ST VINCENT & CAMPERDOWN. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
184 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w reproductions, maps/battle plans. "The year 1797 witnessed two of the greatest victories in British naval history: St. Vincent and Camperdown. These battles were of decisive importance in the war against revolutionary France since the defeat of the Spanish Fleet in February, and of the Dutch Fleet eight months later, effectively frustrated the French 'Grand Strategy' of invading Ireland and England. An attempt, inspired by the Irish patriot, Wolfe Tone, had been made at the end of the previous year to land a French force in Bantry Bay, but it was a blizzard, rather than the efforts of the English navy, which forced the enemy fleet to return to Brest. The British were lucky on that occasion. They were luckier still in the spring of 1797 when the naval mutinies at Spithead, Yarmouth and the Nore had none of the disastrous consequences which might so easily have followed. (This) account gains immeasurably because the engagements are seen in the strategic context of the war. The battles themselves are described with that understanding of the personalities of the commanders, and of the tactics of their fleets, which might be expected from a professor of the Royal Navy College, Greenwich. The British admirals and their captains bear names which will always be memorable in naval history: Jervis, Nelson, Troubridge, Collingwood, Saumarez, Duncan, the notorious Bligh. These men, and the parts which they played become living to the reader through eye-witness accounts, some of them previously unpublished." Very light browning to edges of text block, bump at top corner of boards - tiny bump at bottom corner, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name stamp on front pastedown. Dust jacket is peice clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON., Marriott, Leo.
11 Marriott, Leo. WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON.
Shepperton Dial House 1995 0711023034 / 9780711023031 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
160 pp, 8vo (9" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. This volume details museums, collections, historical sites, etc. where items and locales related to Lord Nelson can be viewed. "This series (of books) concerns the lasting impression that several eminent figures have left upon society. History records their actions and words and their lives are illustrated in books, photo-graphs and paintings. But each person leaves behind more than writings, reputation or notoriety: the place where they were born; the houses they lived in; the clothes they wore; the structures they owned, built or made; where they died and where they are laid to rest. Each of these books in the 'What's Left of' series is a detective story piecing together the physical remains that famous people leave behind - remains that we can see today and perhaps allow us to recapture some of their history - (not just major attractions) but the personal possessions, clothing or jewellery, that give us a clear insight into their personality." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright with one faint crease on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON., Marriott, Leo.
12 Marriott, Leo. WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON.
Shepperton Dial House 1995 0711023034 / 9780711023031 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
160 pp, 8vo (9" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. This volume details museums, collections, historical sites, etc. where items and locales related to Lord Nelson can be viewed. "This series (of books) concerns the lasting impression that several eminent figures have left upon society. History records their actions and words and their lives are illustrated in books, photo-graphs and paintings. But each person leaves behind more than writings, reputation or notoriety: the place where they were born; the houses they lived in; the clothes they wore; the structures they owned, built or made; where they died and where they are laid to rest. Each of these books in the 'What's Left of' series is a detective story piecing together the physical remains that famous people leave behind - remains that we can see today and perhaps allow us to recapture some of their history - (not just major attractions) but the personal possessions, clothing or jewellery, that give us a clear insight into their personality." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MEN-OF-WAR.  LIFE IN NELSON'S NAVY., Patrick O'Brian.
13 Patrick O'Brian. MEN-OF-WAR. LIFE IN NELSON'S NAVY.
New York W.W. Norton 1995 0393038580 / 9780393038583 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
95 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "This richly illustrated book offers a concise overview of the historical background to Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series, a straightforward exploration of what daily life in Nelson's navy was really like for everyone from the captain to the rawest recruit. What did they eat? What songs did they sing? What was the schedule of the watches? What was the division of prize money to offices and crew? How did these men end up at sea in the first place? These questions and many more are answered in O'Brian's elegant narrative, which includes wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy. Line drawings and charts help us to understand the construction and rigging of the great ships, the types and disposition of the guns, and how they were operated in battle. Contemporary drawings and cartoons illustrate aspects of naval life from the press gang to the scullery. Finally, a generous selection of full-color paintings renders the majesty and the excitement of fleet actions in the age of fighting sail. Any Aubrey/Maturin reader determined to learn the locations of the orlop and the mizenmast, the etiquette of epaulettes, or the range of a 32-pounder will delight in this invaluable reference companion to O'Brian's majestic series." 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE NAVAL MUTINY AT SPITHEAD 1797.  THE PORTSMOUTH PAPERS.  NO. 5.  DECEMBER 1968., Patterson, A. Temple.
14 Patterson, A. Temple. THE NAVAL MUTINY AT SPITHEAD 1797. THE PORTSMOUTH PAPERS. NO. 5. DECEMBER 1968.
Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth, 1968. 
15 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w map, reproductions. "....a re-statement and assessment of an outstanding episode in the history of Portsmouth and of the British Navy." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover and on first page, tiny crease at top/bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at corners of covers, light rubbing on rear cover, minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DEVIL HIMSELF:  THE MUTINY OF 1800., Pope, Dudley.
15 Pope, Dudley. THE DEVIL HIMSELF: THE MUTINY OF 1800.
London Alison Press/Secker & Warburg 1987 0436377519 / 9780436377518 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
186 pp, 9 1/4" H. Maps. "The corvette 'La Vaillante' was built in Bayonne in 1796, four years after the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1798, she was captured by Captain Sir Edward Pellew, renamed the 'Danae' and given a new young captain, Lord Proby. In March 1800, there was consternation in London when The Times reported the French recapture of the 'Danae' following a mutiny among her crew. Dudley Pope has pieced together the story of the mutiny from British documents and the French naval archives at Brest, where the file is labelled 'Le Diable Lui-meme' - The Devil Himself. How did the French regain possession of their captured corvette? Why did some of Lord Proby's crew risk hanging by staging a mutiny? What happened to the captain after the French took him prisoner? What became of the guilty men? What was the role of the Americans on board the ship? The whole curious story is told by an expert on the naval history of those brutal years." Previous owner's info. stamped on front endpapers, small red ink notation written at top corner of free front endpaper, very minor soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing . 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DEVIL HIMSELF:  THE MUTINY OF 1800., Pope, Dudley.
16 Pope, Dudley. THE DEVIL HIMSELF: THE MUTINY OF 1800.
London Alison Press/Secker & Warburg 1987 0436377519 / 9780436377518 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
186 pp, 9 1/4" H. Maps. "The corvette 'La Vaillante' was built in Bayonne in 1796, four years after the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1798, she was captured by Captain Sir Edward Pellew, renamed the 'Danae' and given a new young captain, Lord Proby. In March 1800, there was consternation in London when The Times reported the French recapture of the 'Danae' following a mutiny among her crew. Dudley Pope has pieced together the story of the mutiny from British documents and the French naval archives at Brest, where the file is labelled 'Le Diable Lui-meme' - The Devil Himself. How did the French regain possession of their captured corvette? Why did some of Lord Proby's crew risk hanging by staging a mutiny? What happened to the captain after the French took him prisoner? What became of the guilty men? What was the role of the Americans on board the ship? The whole curious story is told by an expert on the naval history of those brutal years." Previous owner's info. stamped on front endpapers, small red ink notation written at top corner of free front endpaper, very minor soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. Very light wrinkling at top of spine, tiny dent on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE EYES OF THE FLEET: A POPULAR HISTORY OF FRIGATES AND FRIGATE CAPTAINS 1793-1815., Price, Anthony.
17 Price, Anthony. THE EYES OF THE FLEET: A POPULAR HISTORY OF FRIGATES AND FRIGATE CAPTAINS 1793-1815.
Hutchinson, London, 1990, first edition. 
298 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091746388 B&w plates. "Frigates, in their classical wooden form, only existed as a class of warship for a century (c1750-1850). As fast scouting cruisers, they were - again in Nelson 's words ' - 'the eyes of the Fleet'. But they were much more than that: as true fighting-ships, lightly-built but heavily-armed, they were also the maids-of-all-work of the British navy, ready for every task short of joining in those great s e t - p i e ce fleet battles which were the preserve of the ships-of-the-line like Nelson's 'Victory'. Yet Nelson's own first command as a fully-fledged captain was of a frigate: for every young officer, command of such a ship was the essential f ir st s te p to wa rds fame and admiral's rank. And in such a ship a young captain could become a millionaire - and even a Jack Tar could win the equivalent of 16 years' pay in an afternoon. (This) is the story of the frigate's evolution and high da ys, to ld la rge ly through the overlapping careers of a succession of some of the most famous - and infamous - frigate captains and set against the 22-year drama of the last of the great 'French Wars'." Slight bump at bottom of spine, very sm all soil ing mar k o n fo re- edge and top of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, small line indentation on front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HORNBLOWER'S SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY & THEIR MODELS, Saville, Martin.
18 Saville, Martin. HORNBLOWER'S SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY & THEIR MODELS
Dulles, Virginia Brassey's 2000 1574884603 / 9781574884609 First U.S. Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
128 pp, 9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, plans. "The Indefatigable. The Justinian. The Papillon. The Julia. Fans of Horatio Hornblower surely recognize the names of the ships in C.S. Forester's classic novels, and the producers went all out when recreating these famous vessels recently for television. (The author) was there from the beginning, supervising the construction and filming of the models used in the award-winning TV series. In (this book, he) takes the reader with him through the reseach, planning, design and construction phases of the lavish models, and behind the scenes of the production of the shows as well. (I)ncludes a full reference section detailing the ship types, full specifications, historical precedents, the fictional role of the vessels, and scale plans of the ships. It will delight both nautical enthusiasts and model builders." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wrap around crease on covers/spine (2" on front cover & 4" on rear cover). 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TRAFALGAR: COUNTDOWN TO BATTLE 1803-1805., Schom, Alan.
19 Schom, Alan. TRAFALGAR: COUNTDOWN TO BATTLE 1803-1805.
Penguin, London, 1992, 2nd printing. 
421 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 01401111646 B&w illustrations. "In this panoramic account of events from the creation of Napoleon's menacing flotilla to Nelson's majestic funeral Schom tells the complete story for the first time. He describes in compelling detail - and usually in the words of contemporaries - Napoleon's coronation, Prime Minister Pitt's robust response to the threat of invasion, the breakneck build-up to battle and the crucial role of Admiral Cornwallis, the 'unob t r u s i v e hero' who ought to rank with Nelson as a national saviour. Trafalgar was a moment of almost unparalleled glory for Britain; this superb piece of historical detection and vivid story-telling does it full justice at last." Interior - v er y li gh t br owning to pages, soft bump at bottom corner of first 125 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of text block, small crease/bump at bottom corner of front cover. Very Go od 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
COCHRANE: BRITANNIA'S SEA WOLF., Thomas, Donald.
20 Thomas, Donald. COCHRANE: BRITANNIA'S SEA WOLF.
Cassell, London, 2002, reprint. 
383 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 030435659X "The life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane was more extraordinary than that of Nelson, and more than outshines his fictional counterparts, Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. He made his name battling Napoleo n's Navy in a series of outstanding and heroic actions, often fighting his ship against seemingly overwhelming odds. His life on land was equally dramatic. As a campaigner against corruption in the Admiralty he won himself many enemies, and w a s l a ter framed in a Stock Exchange fraud. Following his imprisonment he returned to the sea and, in a series of dramatic actions again famous for their disregard of the most daunting risks, helped liberate Brazil and Chile from colonial rule . I n t hi s fascinating biography, Donald Thomas tells the astounding story of one of the most daring and successful real-life heroes the naval world has ever seen." Interior - minor browning tin page margins, otherwise clean and tight with no pr ev iou s ow ner sh ip marks. Exterior - minor browning to edges of text block, one tiny corner crease, soft crease on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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