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LOINTAINS NAVIRES:  COMPTE RENDU OFFICIEL DES OPERATIONS DE LA MARINE CANADIENNE AU COURS DE LA SECONDE GRANDE GUERRE., Schull, Joseph.
101 Schull, Joseph. LOINTAINS NAVIRES: COMPTE RENDU OFFICIEL DES OPERATIONS DE LA MARINE CANADIENNE AU COURS DE LA SECONDE GRANDE GUERRE.
Defense nationale, Ottawa, 1953. 
605 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H), hard cover (blue covers with gold lettering on spine, gold anchor on front board) - no dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. Chapter headings: A la veille du combat; La premiere annee; Etat de siege; L 'Atlantique occidental; Deux autres oceans et un fleuve; La fin du commencement; L'operation "Torch"; Parfait associe; Sur d'autres mers; L'effort reuni des geants; Le plan et les preliminaires; L'assaut; Les elements de couverture; Consolid a t i o n ; " Partout ou le bois peut flotter"; Sur toutes les mers; Pavillon noir et declin; Adieu, les gars; Appendices: Divisions de la reserve des volontaires de la marine Royale Canadienne; Principaux commandements et affectations; Principaux na vi re s de l a m arine royale canadienne 1939-1945; Chalands d'assaut canadiens ayant participe a l'operation "Neptune". Inside hinge paper split but boards are holding firmly, moderate browning and light soiling to edges of text block, light edg e w ear t o b oar ds , s mall scratch marks and rubbing on rear board, very small colored mark on front board. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
RECORDS OF MERCHANT SHIPPING AND SEAMEN.  PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE READERS' GUIDE NO. 20., Smith, Kelvin; Watts, Christopher T.; Watts, Michael J.
102 Smith, Kelvin; Watts, Christopher T.; Watts, Michael J. RECORDS OF MERCHANT SHIPPING AND SEAMEN. PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE READERS' GUIDE NO. 20.
PRO Publications, (Kew, Richmond, 1998). 
131 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1873162499 B&w photographs, reproductions. "....describes the wide variety of records, preserved in the Public Record Office, available for the study of the Merchant Navy. These are a unique source for studying the history of the British merchant shipping industry and for compiling biographies of many who served in it. Whether you are interested in the history of a merchant ship or the career of a merchant seaman, the PRO should have material which will help you. Although the records can be categorized broadly into two main groups, namely shipping and seamen, neither is totally independent of the other. This 'Guide' will lead you easily and quickly to the documents that you wi l l n e e d to pursue your particular research interest. Merchant ships and seamen have always played a vital role in British economic life, not least in wartime. From the 17th to the 20th century the records covered by this 'Guide' chart the d ev el o pm en t of the Merchant Navy - sail and steam, fishing boat and liner, ordinary seaman and master, death, disaster and heroism - providing a rich panoply of information on all aspects of seafaring life on which to base your own studies." I nte rio r - c lea n and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HARD LYING:  THE BIRTH OF THE DESTROYER, 1893-1913., Smith, Peter.
103 Smith, Peter. HARD LYING: THE BIRTH OF THE DESTROYER, 1893-1913.
London William Kimber 1971 718301927 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
176 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "The ubiquitous destroyer, the Navy's maid of all work, is so familiar, so distinctive among small ships, that it is surprising how confusing are its origins. The idea behind its genesis was that it should meet the threat of the torpedo - which really began to look like a practical weapon of war in the 1860s; it was quickly realised how vulnerable the battleships could be to these small craft carrying their lethal torpedoes close in to the armoured leviathans whose guns were largely on too grand a scale to engage them. The Admiralty first called for designs for Torpedo Boat Catchers, and then Torpedo Boat Destroyers; in the meantime they hung nets and booms around the big ships to protect them from the torpedo - which fortunately proved slightly erratic in operation. From this early idea, from the torpedo boat destroyer, evolved the destroyer itself - somewhat larger than the catcher, and soon itself armed with torpedoes and ultimately with 4-inch guns, making the destroyer a formidable, sea-going ship with considerable range and endurance. In the years leading up to the First World War, the destroyers were soon numbered in flotillas, and larger operations in mass became tactically important. This is an informed and highly readable account of the first twenty years in the development of one of the best-loved and effective classes of warship in history." Very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny closed tears, small sticker pull on both panels, minor edge browning, small white paint smudge and small area of soiling on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE NAVY AND ITS CHAPLAINS IN THE DAYS OF SAIL., Smith, Waldo E.  Foreword by Rear Admiral H.F. Pullen.
104 Smith, Waldo E. Foreword by Rear Admiral H.F. Pullen. THE NAVY AND ITS CHAPLAINS IN THE DAYS OF SAIL.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1961, first edition. 
197 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In the days of sail the sailor met his God upon the sea, for it was here that he was most aware of Him as Ruler of the elements. Towards this God he showed respect. But religion was a limited fo rce for those whose lives were hardend by discomfort, exposure to cold and wet, wretched food, medical neglect and harsh discipline. Chaplains with insight came to understand the Navy's own moral code and used it to build upon. On some ship s t h e y were welcomed. On others they had to overcome indifference and, sometimes, open hostility. Waldo Smith recaptures here the flavour of this rugged bygone era." Cigarette odor, moderate browning to edges of text block, three tiny stains o n t op o f t ext block, very light edge wear, light browning on end apers, light browning on top/bottom edges of boards and on spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has old price sticker on front panel, light browning - mainly on sp in e a nd fla p- fo lds, several small pieces missing at edges, a few small tears archivally taped, faint small water stain at bottom inside edge of front panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE NAVY AND ITS CHAPLAINS IN THE DAYS OF SAIL., Smith, Waldo E.L.  Foreword by Rear Admiral H.F. Pullen.
105 Smith, Waldo E.L. Foreword by Rear Admiral H.F. Pullen. THE NAVY AND ITS CHAPLAINS IN THE DAYS OF SAIL.
Ryerson, Toronto, 1961, first edition. 
197 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In the days of sail the sailor met his God upon the sea, for it was here that he was most aware of Him as Ruler of the elements. Towards this God he showed respect. But religion was a limited fo rce for those whose lives were hardened by discomfort, exposure to cold and wet, wretched food, medical neglect and harsh discipline. Chaplains with insight came to understand the Navy's own moral code and used it to build upon. On some sh i p s t h e y were welcomed. On others they had to overcome indifference and, sometimes, open hostility. Waldo Smith recaptures here the flavour of this rugged bygone era." Very light edge wear on boards, small light soiling mark on top of text b lo ck , l ig ht w rinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several small chips and tears - some with creses, light browning, light soiling, light water staining on lower half and on spine. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS:  FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES., Snider, C.H.J.
106 Snider, C.H.J. IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS: FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES.
London John Lane the Bodley Head 1913 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
292 pp + 24 pp publisher's list, 7 3/4" H. Bright red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration and blind borders on front board. Comes with what appears to be an early facsimile dust jacket in b&w with no publisher noted. Although chipped, creased and much taped on the inside, it has wraparound captioned illustrations (including flaps) of many of the ships mentioned and titling on the spine and front panel. It has protected the book's cloth, keeping the red unusually bright. Top edge red, b&w illustrations (collated). Chapter headings: Bow Wave; An Anchor in a Grave Yard; When Chauncey Came to Kingston; The Burlington Races; The Niagara Sweepstakes; The Escape of the "Slippery Six"; The Boy Commander and the Widow; A Resurrection on the Shores of Graveyard Pond; How We Took Oswego; The Captain's Gig Goes Glove-Hunting; Yarns o' York; Apples of Ashes; Champions of Champlain; The Spoiling of the Spoilers; The Silent St. Lawrence. Some light toning to endpapers, tiny stain in top margin of pages 170 & 171, very small bump to fore-edge and a small crease at bottom corner of pages 205 to 270, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine - less at top edge. Dust jacket is protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE GLORIOUS "SHANNON'S" OLD BLUE DUSTER AND OTHER FADED FLAGS OF FADELESS FAME., Snider, C.H.J.  Foreword by Rt. Hon. William Thomas White, K.C.M.G.
107 Snider, C.H.J. Foreword by Rt. Hon. William Thomas White, K.C.M.G. THE GLORIOUS "SHANNON'S" OLD BLUE DUSTER AND OTHER FADED FLAGS OF FADELESS FAME.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1923 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
430 pp, 9 1/8" H. Blue cloth with faded gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/banding and black decoration on front board. Pictorial endpapers, six colour plates (including frontispiece - collated), plus many b&w illustrations through text. Tales of naval combat between Great Britain and the United States during the War of 1812, by the author of "In the Wake of the Eighteen-Twelvers". Contents: Foreword; The Glorious 'Shannon's' Old Blue Duster; The Only Royal Standard in Captivity; The Union Jack on Capitol Hill; The British 'Belvidera'; Byron of the 'Belvidera'; The American 'President'; Decatur of the 'President'; "Old Ironsides" Under the Union Jack; The Ship That Would Not Run; A Pallid Trophy; The End of the 'Essex'; Two 'Frolics'; The 'Macedonian'; A Midshipman's Coverlet; Two 'Peacocks' and a 'Sparrowhawk'; Three-Flag Fights; Taken Before Breakfast; Grit and Grog; The Nailed Colors of the 'Boxer'; When the Red Bunting Ran Out; The Trail of the Poisoned Pen; Patriots, Poltroons and Profiteers; The Pride of Plymouth; A Duel in the Dark; Who Won the War; Old Bloody Tom; Eleven Vanished Stars-and-Stripes; Two Pigmies and a Giant; British Bluejackets and Yankee Privateers; A Dehorned Hornet; The 'Magnet' and Oswego; Index. A few scattered light foxing marks throughout book, a few pages with small edge tears (mostly at bottom edge) - archivally taped, some creases on rear pastedown, small tear at bottom of rear inside hinge, small bump to bottom corner of pages and to bottom of page dutters, slight lean to spine, light browning to edges of text block, a few tiny dents to top/bottom of text block, light to moderate edge wear, wear and a few very small tears at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing and soiling to boards and spine, light fading to gold lettering on boards and spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
TARRY BREEKS AND VELVET GARTERS: SAIL ON THE GREAT LAKES OF AMERICA, IN WAR, DISCOVERY, AND THE FUR TRADE, UNDER THE FLEUR-DE-LYS., Snider, C.H.J.  Introduction by the Hon. Arthur W. Roebuck, Q.C.
108 Snider, C.H.J. Introduction by the Hon. Arthur W. Roebuck, Q.C. TARRY BREEKS AND VELVET GARTERS: SAIL ON THE GREAT LAKES OF AMERICA, IN WAR, DISCOVERY, AND THE FUR TRADE, UNDER THE FLEUR-DE-LYS.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1958, first edition. 
148 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "As a child the author had often wondered whether there were ever French men-of-war on Lake Ontario, and his own sailing days turned up surprising ans wers. The French did have vessels on the Lakes the very first, and they did their part - and it was a very important part - in opening up this continent to the world. They had their storms and their battles, their triumphs and their tragedi e s . T h is book is an attempt to answer for others the questions the author had to answer for himself. Its theme is sail and sailors on the Great Lakes during the eighty-seven years of the French regime. It reveals the Great Lakes as the highwa y of c i vi li zation in the heroic days of the great explorers and traders, and shows specifically how La Salle proved the feasibility of deepwater navigation from the Atlantic to the heart of the continent, the present Seaway - and the surprisin g thi ngs w h ich fo llowed this great human discovery." Small bump at bottom corner of boards - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, minor wrinkling at bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small chips/tears at top/bottom of s pine and fl ap -fol ds, two small water stains on inside of spine, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FIGUREHEADS AND SHIP CARVING., Stammers, Michael.
109 Stammers, Michael. FIGUREHEADS AND SHIP CARVING.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 2005 1591442741 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
120 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 9 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. "Here is a concise and comprehensive history of figureheads and ship carving from ancient Egypt to the present, with the main emphasis, however, on the great period of ship decoration that lasted from the late sixteenth century to the end of the age of sail. Since the earliest times there has been an almost universal urge to personify or decorate ships, but with the development of navies in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the projection of power became reflected in the riotous, allegorical baroque carvings that adorned prestige ships. Later carving, both in Europe and America, reflected more austere classical styles and spread to merchant ships whose owners took great pride in their vessels. There are chapters on the ship carvers themselves and their special skills and training, while the present -day collections of figureheads in museums around the world are listed. A useful reference work for ship modellers and a delight for those with an interest in the age of sail, this new work will also enlighten all those visitors to museums who admire the colourful and characterful figureheads, now sadly dislocated from the ships they once adorned." Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH WARSHIP DESIGNS SINCE 1906., Stephen, G.M.
110 Stephen, G.M. BRITISH WARSHIP DESIGNS SINCE 1906.
Ian Allan, (Shepperton, Surrey, 1985), first edition. 
120 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "...a vigorous appraisal of the Royal Navy's ships and their effectiveness in combat...considers the performance of ships in service as much as their design specifications, challenges the reputation of several vessels and types, and in particular examines the relationship between actual design and other features in the failure of warships to reach a satisfactory operational performance. It includes: Battlecruisers; K-Boats; 'Flower' class corvettes; MTBs and MGBs; Armoured carriers; 'Tiger' and 'Blake'; 'Blackwood' class ASW frigates; The ships of the modern Royal Navy." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling along top edge, minor browning at top of flaps, very light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SEA BATTLES IN CLOSE-UP: WORLD WAR 2., Stephen, Martin.  Edited by Eric Grove.
111 Stephen, Martin. Edited by Eric Grove. SEA BATTLES IN CLOSE-UP: WORLD WAR 2.
Ian Allan, London, 1988, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711015961 "10 crucial naval engagements of World War 2 are examined in depth by Martin Stephen and Eric Grove, supported by a comprehensive selection of 60 detailed maps and over 150 c arefully selected photographs; together they reflect the latest authoritative opinions on the subject." Contents: Introduction; The Battle of the River Plate; The Attack on Taranto; The Battle of Matapan; The Sinking of Hood and Bismarck; Th e S i n k i ng of Prince of Wales and Repulse; The Escape of Scharnhorst and Gneisenau; The Battle of the Coral Sea; The Battle of Midway; The Battle of the Barents Sea; The Sinking of the Scharnhorst; Select Bibliography; Index. Minor wrinkling a t t op /b ot to m of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on rear flap, tint mark on front panel in title. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
H.M.S. WIDEAWAKE, DESTROYER AND PRESERVER., Stitt, George, Lieutenant-Commander.  Foreword by Commander Anthony Kimmins, R.N.
112 Stitt, George, Lieutenant-Commander. Foreword by Commander Anthony Kimmins, R.N. H.M.S. WIDEAWAKE, DESTROYER AND PRESERVER.
George Allen & Unwin, London, (1943), 2nd impression. 
164 pp, small 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "The story of H.M.S. Wideawake is that of a 'Vee' class destroyer - one of those veterans of the last war - from the commencement of hostilities to the end of August 1940. Facts are, therefore, substantially accurate, though I have disguised the name of this particular destroyer and of all those officers and men connected with her. In the account, I have first endeavoured to recapture that outlook held by the majority of us in the early days of war, when we suffered from the Maginot mentality and believed that economic pressure at sea, and the impregnable line of fortresses on the Continent, would soon cause Germany to collapse. I have tried to describe the monotony of, and the difficulties associated with, convoy work, and then to show how the Royal Navy reacted to the smashing of those comfortable beliefs held throughout the country, and wrote imperishable epics in the in the annals of Naval history..." Prevoius owners bookplate on free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, light to moderate edge wear, very small shallow dents to top of rear board. Dust jacket is basically complete, but is worn with very small chips, rubbing, small tears, creases, old tape, darkening to spine and flap-folds. G/Fair 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NAVY & EMPIRE: A SHORT HISTORY OF FOUR CENTURIES OF BRITISH SEA POWER AND THE RISE AND DECLINE OF BRITISH IMPERIALISM FROM THE ARMADA TO THE FALKLANDS., Stokesbury, James L.
113 Stokesbury, James L. NAVY & EMPIRE: A SHORT HISTORY OF FOUR CENTURIES OF BRITISH SEA POWER AND THE RISE AND DECLINE OF BRITISH IMPERIALISM FROM THE ARMADA TO THE FALKLANDS.
William Morrow & Co., New York, 1983, Book Club Edition. 
430 pages, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0688021344 Illustrated with maps. Incorporates most of the history of the Royal Navy from the time of Drake and the Armada to the Falkland Crisis. Dust jacket has very light wear/ wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing and soiling on rear panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
US NAVAL AIRPOWER:  SUPERCARRIER IN ACTION., Sweetman, Bill.
114 Sweetman, Bill. US NAVAL AIRPOWER: SUPERCARRIER IN ACTION.
Osceola, WI Motorbooks International 1987 0879382465 / 9780879382469 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Neil Leifer, photography. 
128 pp, square (9 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The aircraft carrier is many things apart from a ship. It is a floating airbase, a symbol of power and a seagoing home to more than 5,000 men. In fact, the crew complement of a carrier is three times that of the biggest battle-ship of the 1940s. Every member of the crew, from the captain to the commander of the air wing to the first-cruise enlisted man, is trained in and works in the culture of naval aviation, a culture that addresses the demands of survival in the world's two most unforgiving professions: seamanship and aviation. Watching some of the inhabitants of this small city gives some idea of the challenges they routinely face in their day-to-day work. (This) is an outsider's look inside. Renowned 'Time' photographer Neil Leifer went onboard USS Carl Vinson, America's largest nuclear-powered carrier to photograph 'a day in the life of' feature. This is what he saw. Aviation specialist Bill Sweetman saw these superb, graphic photographs and captioned them with near classified detail. So that every enthusiast, avid or simply passing, could draw interest and knowledge from within." Bump to top of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE INCONSTANT SEA: A CORNISHMAN'S CHRONICLE., Tangye, Nigel.
115 Tangye, Nigel. THE INCONSTANT SEA: A CORNISHMAN'S CHRONICLE.
London William Kimber 1976 0718302745 / 9780718302740 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "The sea in all its moods is the compelling theme of Nigel Tangye's new book; with its beauty and its cruelty it is everlastingly fickle. By combining his own encounters with the sea with graphic reconstructions of bygone adventures and disasters the author makes yesterday's events living experiences. (His) 'Spray of Glendorgal' setting out from Falmouth is no more safe, and no less exhilarating than 'The Neptune Buss' in 1756 or the smack 'Porth'; a difficult passage in his own boat recalls the finally triumphant saga of the 'Terra Nova' in 1688 so nearly a total wreck and kept afloat by the determination of her crew. And his own ancestor Richard Tangye was a passenger on the liner 'Parramatta' going from London to Sydney in 1879 and beguiling the journey with the amusing incidents related to the ship's serio-comic newspaper 'The Parramatta Sun'. Finally the great 'Warspite' is wrecked in Mount's Bay and revisited by the author who had first trod her decks as a naval lieutenant twenty years before. Past and present episodes are all woven into a hauntingly beautiful pattern." Minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top edge of both boards, one page with dog-ear crease, light waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny/very small edge tears, light rubbing, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RECORDS OF THE ROYAL MARINES.  PRO READERS' GUIDE No 10.  (PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE.), Thomas, Garth.
116 Thomas, Garth. RECORDS OF THE ROYAL MARINES. PRO READERS' GUIDE No 10. (PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE.)
London PRO 1994 1873162197 / 9781873162194 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
64 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Colour frontispiece. "From the reign of Charles II, Britain's 'Sea Soldiers' have played an important dual role: soldiers and sailors, ready for duty on ship or on land, part of the Navy but organized along Army lines. The records that they have left provide a comprehensive account of their role worldwide. This book will be of great use to historians and other studying the role of the Royal Marines over three centuries. Also, it has been designed to help family historians trace records of their Royal Marine ancestors." Section headings: Historical Introduction; General Records of the (Royal) Marines; Divisional Records; Pay and Accounts; Military Operations and Reorganization in the Twentieth Century; Ceremonies and War Memorials; Medical, Educational and Musical Records; Service Records; Other Service Records; Records of Royal Marines' Families; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor wear at top of spine, very minor rubbing on covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RECORDS OF THE ROYAL MARINES.  PRO READERS' GUIDE No 10.  (PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE.), Thomas, Garth.
117 Thomas, Garth. RECORDS OF THE ROYAL MARINES. PRO READERS' GUIDE No 10. (PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE.)
London PRO 1994 1873162197 / 9781873162194 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Colour frontispiece. "From the reign of Charles II, Britain's 'Sea Soldiers' have played an important dual role: soldiers and sailors, ready for duty on ship or on land, part of the Navy but organized along Army lines. The records that they have left provide a comprehensive account of their role worldwide. This book will be of great use to historians and other studying the role of the Royal Marines over three centuries. Also, it has been designed to help family historians trace records of their Royal Marine ancestors." Section headings: Historical Introduction; General Records of the (Royal) Marines; Divisional Records; Pay and Accounts; Military Operations and Reorganization in the Twentieth Century; Ceremonies and War Memorials; Medical, Educational and Musical Records; Service Records; Other Service Records; Records of Royal Marines' Families; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, light wear at top of spine and at top edge of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MEN-OF-WAR 1770-1970., Thornton, J.M.
118 Thornton, J.M. MEN-OF-WAR 1770-1970.
Watford, Herefordshire Model and Allied Publications / Argus 1978 0852426100 / 9780852426104 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good J. M. Thornton. 
104 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings. "This second collection of drawings from the pen of Captain J.M. Thornton amplifies his first book, 'Warships 1860-1970', and further illustrates the development and deployment of warships from the wooden-walls of yesterday to the metal monster of the twenieth century." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, soft bump at top corner of front cover. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARSHIPS 1860-1970.  A COLLECTION OF NAVAL LORE., Thornton, J.M.
119 Thornton, J.M. WARSHIPS 1860-1970. A COLLECTION OF NAVAL LORE.
Vancouver Douglas, David & Charles 1973 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- J.M. Thornton. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings. "In this compendium, the development of the warship over nearly a century is highlighted in a fascinating series of informal line illustrations. From the end of the age of sail through to the present day, familiar and unfamiliar ships appear on these pages - dreadnoughts, monitors, submarines and carriers. Many curiosities are featured as subjects such as ships that might have been, deception at sea, merchantmen at arms, warships in 'retirement' and vessels that switched colors. For every historian and enthusiast, here is a delightful treasury of naval lore for reference and sheer enjoyment." Light cigarette odor, slight browning to free endpapers, light browning to top of text block, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light rubbing, light browning on inside, crease down front panel at flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NELSON'S BATTLES:  THE ART OF VICTORY IN THE AGE OF SAIL., Tracy, Nicholas.
120 Tracy, Nicholas. NELSON'S BATTLES: THE ART OF VICTORY IN THE AGE OF SAIL.
Caxton, (London, 2001), reissue. 
224 pp, small 4to (approx 10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840673575. Profusely illus in b&w with portraits, maps, drawings, battle plans, etc. "...a brilliant study of those naval battles which played such an important role in Napole on's defeat, and is a significant contributions to the study of the development of strategy and naval tactics in the eighteenth century. It also makes a close study of the Admiral's art which, during Nelson's early years, developed faster th a n a t a ny time since the seventeenth century, and which Nelson himself mastered consummately...covers in detail all the aspects of this story: the great sea battles, the ships and their armament, strategy, battle tactics, signals and instructi on s a nd , n ot least, the protagonist himself." This is a new, unread book. Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES, 1768-1779., Williams, Glyndwr, selected and introduced by.  (Captain James Cook.)
CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES, 1768-1779.
Williams, Glyndwr, selected and introduced by. (Captain James Cook.)
35.00 USD
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AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE J 1 & C.  RATE TRAINING MANUAL.  NAVTRA 10343-C.
AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE J 1 & C. RATE TRAINING MANUAL. NAVTRA 10343-C.
40.00 USD
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AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE 3 & 2.  RATE TRAINING MANUAL AND NONRESIDENT CAREER COURSE.  NAVEDTRA 10323.
AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE 3 & 2. RATE TRAINING MANUAL AND NONRESIDENT CAREER COURSE. NAVEDTRA 10323.
60.00 USD
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AVIATION BOATSWAIN'S MATE H 1 & C.  RATE TRAINING MANUAL AND NONRESIDENT CAREER COURSE.  NAVEDTRA 10303-C
AVIATION BOATSWAIN'S MATE H 1 & C. RATE TRAINING MANUAL AND NONRESIDENT CAREER COURSE. NAVEDTRA 10303-C
45.00 USD
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AVIATION ORDNANCEMAN 3 & 2.  NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND RATE TRAINING MANUAL.  NAVEDTRA 10345-D
AVIATION ORDNANCEMAN 3 & 2. NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND RATE TRAINING MANUAL. NAVEDTRA 10345-D
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JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919.  A REPRINT OF THE 1919 EDITION OF FIGHTING SHIPS., Parkes, O., Surgeon-Lieut. and Predergast, Maurice, editors.
JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919. A REPRINT OF THE 1919 EDITION OF FIGHTING SHIPS.
Parkes, O., Surgeon-Lieut. and Predergast, Maurice, editors.
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THE ROYAL MARINE POCKET BOOK.  PART I, II, III & IV.  COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET WITH PROMOTIONAL FLYER.  (PART ONE: INITIAL TRAINING / PART TWO: ORGANISATION /  PART THREE: RUNNING A DETATCHMENT AFLOAT, ETC. / PART FOUR: SEAMANSHIP TRAINING.), Wall, P.H.B., Major and Ritson, G.A.M., Lieutenant.
THE ROYAL MARINE POCKET BOOK. PART I, II, III & IV. COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET WITH PROMOTIONAL FLYER. (PART ONE: INITIAL TRAINING / PART TWO: ORGANISATION / PART THREE: RUNNING A DETATCHMENT AFLOAT, ETC. / PART FOUR: SEAMANSHIP TRAINING.)
Wall, P.H.B., Major and Ritson, G.A.M., Lieutenant.
80.00 USD
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