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SAUSMAREZ MANOR:  THE RESIDENCE OF MR. AND MRS. CECIL DE SAUSMAREZ.
1 SAUSMAREZ MANOR: THE RESIDENCE OF MR. AND MRS. CECIL DE SAUSMAREZ.
St. Martin's, Guernsey, C.I. Very Good Signed
15 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs. Signed on title page: "C H de Saumarez / 26 vii '76". A brief history of Sausmarez Manor and the de Sausmarez family of Guernsey, Channel Islands, from the 13th to 20th century. Interior - soft crease at top corner of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small faint rub mark on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CHANNEL ISLANDS.  THE COUNTY BOOKS SERIES., Hooke, Wilfred D.
2 Hooke, Wilfred D. THE CHANNEL ISLANDS. THE COUNTY BOOKS SERIES.
Robert Hale, London, 1954, revised edition. 
211 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. "The Channel Islands are the oldest of Her Majesty's overseas possessions. Their self-governing status in the British Commonwealth is unique and through t heir long and often troubled history they have frequently played a part in world affairs that is out of all proportion with their size. In this book, which is illustrated from a profusion of well chosen photographs, the author has given an e r u d i t e portrait of the islands as they are at the present time. The day-to-day life of the islanders, the peculiarity of their institutions, customs and government are woven with the story of their past to form a fascinating picture. The r ea de r is s ho wn the beauty of the countryside with its prosperous agriculture and the grandeur of the towering cliffs and shares in the fascination of the little islets whose only inhabitants are the sea birds. The author....has lived in one o r o the r of the is lan d s almost all his life, becoming a Channel Islander by adoption at an early age. With the exception of a break for war service, he has devoted all the time he can spare from bookselling to the study of the islands, part icu larl y th ei r b ird life . H is enthusiasm as a field naturalist has taken him to every part of the larger islands and to most of the smaller reefs and rocks. The Channel Islands have received much publicity since their occupation by the Ger man Army durin g t he w ar, but f ew ac cou nts have presented such a comprehensive and readable story of an area that never fails to captivate for life all those who visit it." Bump to corners of boards - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, lig ht b rowni ng to edge s of text block, very ligh t wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears and chips, light browning and several light stains on rear pane l, a f ew sma ll fo xing marks . Very Good/ Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
3 Lloyd, Christopher. ST VINCENT & CAMPERDOWN. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1963 First Edition 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
 
 
THE BATTLE OF THE NILE., Warner, Oliver.
4 Warner, Oliver. THE BATTLE OF THE NILE.
London B.T. Batsford 1960 First Edition Very Good Good+ 
184 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). B&w reproductions, maps. "The scene is set, the circumstances under which the battle was fought are made clear; the commanders are introduced and the reader comes to know them as human beings no less than as naval captains; the action itself is graphically described, largely through the eye-witness accounts of participants; and the battle's aftermath is followed through in a way which relates the particular action to the war as a whole - a most spirited and expert account of one of the classic naval actions of history." Small bookstore label and faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, is price clipped, has slight fading to spine lettering and slight browning to spine, a few tiny tears and nicks. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF THE NILE., Warner, Oliver.
5 Warner, Oliver. THE BATTLE OF THE NILE.
London B.T. Batsford 1960 First Edition Good+ Very Good- 
184 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "(Oliver Warner's) approach to The Nile is the same as it was in (his) earlier work (on Tragalgar). The scene is set, the circumstances under which the battle was fought are made clear; the commanders are introduced and the reader comes to know them as human beings no less than as naval captains; the action itself is graphically described, largely through the eye-witness accounts of participants; and the battle's aftermath is followed through in a way which relates the particular action to the war as a whole. The vividness of Mr. Warner's narrative is heightened by the number and variety of his illustrations. Here, from their faces, we can see what manner of men were Nelson, Napoleon, Troubridge, Brueys, de Saumarez or Ball; we can follow the English line as it unhesitatingly sailed into action against the anchored French; and we are present when 'L'Orient' blew up. (This book) is, in short, a most spirited and expert account of one of the classic naval actions of history." Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, small bookstore label on front papstedown, light to moderate edge wear, several small areas of color loss on rear board, two small corner bumps, light wrinkling at bottom of spine soft crease down spine, light fading to color on top of text block. Dust jacket has been clipped on both flaps, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of flap-folds and spine, browning on spine and some edges. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
6 White, Colin. THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2002 0811700135 / 9780811700139 First American Edition Fine Very Good 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)ets out to answer any questions about Nelson likely to be raised, either by casual reference or in a more detailed study of the navy, the wars, or the social history of the period. Entries cover people, ships, places and events associated with the man, and extend to contemporary issues like changing interpretations of his actions and motivation. Arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced, every subject is accorded enough length for proper discussion, and each is followed by a suggested reading list for those wanting to pursue the topic further. The book concludes with appendices devoted to a full bibliography, a chronology of Nelson's life and times, and a selection of significant documents, some previously unpublished." Light smudge/soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, area of small wrinkles on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA., White, Colin.
7 White, Colin. THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2002 0811700135 / 9780811700139 First American Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)ets out to answer any questions about Nelson likely to be raised, either by casual reference or in a more detailed study of the navy, the wars, or the social history of the period. Entries cover people, ships, places and events associated with the man, and extend to contemporary issues like changing interpretations of his actions and motivation. Arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced, every subject is accorded enough length for proper discussion, and each is followed by a suggested reading list for those wanting to pursue the topic further. The book concludes with appendices devoted to a full bibliography, a chronology of Nelson's life and times, and a selection of significant documents, some previously unpublished." Light corner crease on page leaf 71/72, minor very small bump to top corner of approx. pages 140 to 225. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom edges of flaps. 
Price: 22.00 USD
 


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