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MEN-OF-WAR 1770-1970., Thornton, J.M.
121 Thornton, J.M. MEN-OF-WAR 1770-1970.
Watford, Herefordshire Model and Allied Publications / Argus 1978 0852426100 / 9780852426104 First Edition 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.
122 Thornton, J.M. WARSHIPS 1860-1970. A COLLECTION OF NAVAL LORE.
Vancouver Douglas, David & Charles 1973 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.
123 Tracy, Nicholas. NELSON'S BATTLES: THE ART OF VICTORY IN THE AGE OF SAIL.
London Caxton 2001 1840673575 / 9781840673579 Reissue Near Fine Near Fine 
224 pp, small 4to (approx 10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with portraits, maps, drawings, battle plans, etc. "(A) brilliant study of those naval battles which played such an important role in Napoleon's defeat, and 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 than at any 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 instructions and, not least, the protagonist himself." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL NAVY IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS., Trotter, Wilfird Pym.  Foreword by Richard Baker.
124 Trotter, Wilfird Pym. Foreword by Richard Baker. THE ROYAL NAVY IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.
Naval Institute Press, (Annapolis. Maryland, 1975) 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0870219596 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Ironclad battleships built for the Royal Navy between 1960 and 1914 (list); Pictorial section with 190 captioned b&w photographs. Light cigarette odor, minor browning to edges of pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small soft bump to top corner of pages, small bump and tiny tear at top of front board, very light browning to edges of textblock - small light stain on top of textblock, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling and small tears/tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning, light soiling/rubbing. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TRUE GLORY: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY OVER A THOUSAND YEARS., Tute, Warren.
125 Tute, Warren. THE TRUE GLORY: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY OVER A THOUSAND YEARS.
New York Harper & Row 1983 0060152125 / 9780060152123 First American Edition Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "A carefully planned and beautifully illustrated history of the Royal Navy and its origins from the time of King Alfred to the present day - a panoramic view of the ships, seamen, organisation and fighting records of the unique force that for a thousand years has stood between England and her foes. As the Falklands Task Force has recently demonstrated, the Royal Navy of today is capable of operating efficiently and effectively wherever it is required. In its history there have been many lengthy periods when this has been brilliantly demonstrated, notably in the time of Queen Elizabeth I, during the Napoleonic Wars and during large parts of the First and Second World Wars. Yet there have also been times when governmental cheese-paring, faulty design criteria, service squabbles or an unwillingness by those in charge to accept new ideas - such as steam power or the vital importance of air cover - have resulted in appalling temporary reverses only compensated for, in the long run, by the determination, skill and discipline of the crews of the Navy's fighting ships. Both sides of this history, the successes and the failures, are dealt with fully and frankly." Minor browning to edges of text block, slight fading to top/bottom edges of boards, crease/fold with small piece missing on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold, small area of surface paper loss at top of front flap-fold, very light edge browning. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
126 Uncle Hardy, re-told by. NOTABLE SHIPWRECKS: BEING TALES OF DISASTER AND HEROISM AT SEA.
London Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. Good 
278 pp + 4 pp publisher's advertisements, 7 3/8" H, brown cloth with bevelled boards, gold lettering on spine and front board, green, black & gold floral decoration on spine, front/rear boards. No date, but presentation slip attached to front pastedown ("Presented by The Commissioners of Schools for the City of Halifax / To John U. Power / ? School / First Department / July, 1883.) Tissue-covered b&w frontispiece. Contents: Introduction; Wrecks of the Olden Time; An Ill-Fated Couple; Wreck of the "Halsewell"; Wreck of the "Earl of Abergavenny"; Burning of the "Kent"; Wreck of the "Rothsay Castle"; Lost on the Reef; Burning of the "Ocean Monarch"; Burning of the "Amazon"; Perils of the Scotch Coast; Wreck of the "Birkenhead"; Wrecks on the Irish Coast; Burnt at Sea; Wreck of the "Royal Charter"; Loss of the "London"; Loss of the "Captain"; Missing Ships; Wreck of the "Megaera"; Wreck of the "Northfleet"; Wreck of the "Atlantic". Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, heavy browning to edges of text block, faint liquid stains and some puckering of cloth on rear board, old 1883 school presentation plate on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, three small tears and two small holes in frontispiece protective tissue, two very small glue residue marks on title page, minor soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
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.
127 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.)
Aldershot Gale & Polden 1945 First Editions. Good+ 
77 pp, 108 pp, 103 pp, 119 pp, - 4 volume set + four page stapled promotional brochure, 7 1/4" H. Colour plates, b&w photographs in V.I, b&w drawings/diagrams throughout. Part I. Initial Training - Contents: Brief History of the Royal Marines; The United States Marine Corps; The Regimental March of H.M. Royal Marines; The United States Marines' Hymn; Table of Equivalent Ranks; Badges and Insignia; Colours, Uniforms and Decorations; Insignia of the U.S. Marines Corps; Parade Work; Index. Part II. Organisation - Contents: Organisation (The Admiralty / Royal Marine Establishments / The Royal Naval School of Music / Royal Marine Divisional Bands / Organisation of Headquarter Division); Interior Economy; Index. Part III. Contents: Notes on Running a Detatchment Afloat; Notes on Duties of the Officer of the Watch; Notes on Naval Law; Notes on Military Law; Index. Part IV. Seamanship Training - Contents: Seamanship; Navigation; Naval Signals; Naval Code Flags; The International Code; Index. Interiors - light cigarette odour, very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light browning to covers - mainly at edges, very light soiling on some covers, a few small soft corner creases, browning to edges of text blocks, heavy browning to spines, light wear at top/bottom of spines. Promotional brochure has light toning at edges, small corner crease, minor rust on staples, a large soft corner crease. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE.  BRITISH BATTLE SERIES., Warner, Oliver.
128 Warner, Oliver. THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
New York Macmillan 1961 First American Edition Very Good Very Good 
184 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "The Glorious First of June, 1794, the first full-scale naval battle in the war with Revolutionary France, is remembered with honour, even though, strategically, it was not successful. Lord Howe defeated Admiral Villaret-Joyeuse, took six ships of the line, and sank 'Le Vengeur', without losing a single British ship, but a precious convoy, the cause of the action, reached France in safety. Although French sacrifice had not been in vain, Howe had shown that, in general combat, the British navy was incomparable. (This) is the only extensive account of the fight, and of Lord Howe's methods as an admiral, to have been written during the past century. In an Epilogue, Mr. Warner considers the subject of Sovereign's honours and awards to the Royal Navy, which in a particular sense derived from royal recognition of Howe's victory. Mr. Warner at one time served as Secretary to the Admiralty Committee on awards in time of war, and his account is authoritative." Previous owner's small stamp on each of the front endpapers, very light edge wear, small bump at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FAMOUS SEA BATTLES., Welch, John.  Illustrated by Derek Williams.
129 Welch, John. Illustrated by Derek Williams. FAMOUS SEA BATTLES.
Arthur Barker, London, 1964. 
208 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings, maps/battle plans. "In the year 897 nine ships of Alfred the Great defeated a small fleet of Danish raiders off the south coast of England in the first English naval battle....In t he year 1943 the surviving German submarine wolf-packs conceded victory to the Allies and were withdrawn from the Atlantic after many months of bitter struggle....Between these very different naval actions, the names of certain sea battles bl a z e o u t : les Espagnols sur Mer; the Armada; the Little Revenge; the Battle of the Gabbard; Quiberon Bay; the Glorious First of June; Trafalgar; the Falklands; Jutland; the River Plate; the Hunting of the Bismarck. This book, fully documented fr om c o nt em po rary sources, provides an exciting and authentic picture of 1200 years of naval warfare." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips and tears - some wi th cre as es, li ght rubbing. Very Good/Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE EXPEDITIONS OF SIR JOHN NORRIS AND SIR FRANCIS DRAKE TO SPAIN AND PORTUGAL, 1589.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 127., Wernham, R.B.
130 Wernham, R.B. THE EXPEDITIONS OF SIR JOHN NORRIS AND SIR FRANCIS DRAKE TO SPAIN AND PORTUGAL, 1589. PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 127.
Navy Records Society / Temple Smith, Aldershot, 1988. 
380 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover (blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold emblem on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece, maps. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Letters and Papers: The Origins and Original Purposes of the Expedition, August-October 1588; Preparations in England, October-December 1588; Sir John Norris in the United Provinces, October-December 1588; The Troops ordered to the Ports, December 1588-January 1589; Mounting Costs, December 1588-February 1589 ; Difficulties and Delays, January-February 1589; Orders, Instructions, and Proposals, January-March 1589; Contrary Winds and Financial Problems, March-April 1589; The Earl of Essex joins the Expedition, April 1589; Operations at Corunna, A p r i l - M a y 1589; First Reactions at Home, May 1589; Operations in Portugal, May-June 1589; Return and Disbanding, June-July 1589; Recollections and Reflections, July 1589 onwards; The Hanseatic Prizes and the Dutch Flyboats; Making up the Acco un ts ; Ap pe nd ic es : Lists of ships and their officers; Army lists; Wingfield's date for the entry into Lisbon suburbs; The dating of Drake's letter of June 2; An earlier visit to Santander?; List of Letters and Papers and their Sources; Index. L igh t wri nkl ing at to p/ bottom of spine, very light rubbing to boards, heavy bump to fore-edge of rear board - migrates into last few pages slightly, slight bump to corners of boards, small bump to top edge of front board. Good+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
131 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.
132 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
 
 
CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES, 1768-1779., Williams, Glyndwr, selected and introduced by.  (Captain James Cook.)
133 Williams, Glyndwr, selected and introduced by. (Captain James Cook.) CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES, 1768-1779.
London Folio Society 1997 Very Good Very Good Denys Baker, maps. 
552 pp, 10" H. Medium blue cloth with black & gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, blue & black map endpapers. Colour plates, b&w illustrations, maps. Contents: The First Voyage 1768-1771 - Introduction; England to Tierra del Fuego; Tahiti; The Survey of New Zealand; The East Coast of Australia; Batavia and the Homeward Voyage. The Second Voyage 1772-1775 - Introduction; England to the Antarctic; Wintering in New Zealand; New Zealand to the Society Islands; The Tongan Islands; New Zealand and Easter Island; Tahiti Again; The New Hebrides (Vanuatu); New Caledonia; Homeward Bound. The Third Voyage - Introduction; Preparations; Passage to New Zealand; The Cook Islands, Tonga and Tahiti; The Hawaiian Islands; The North-West Coast of America; North to Bering Strait; Encounters with the Russians; Return to the Hawaiian Islands; The Death of Cook; Return to the Bering Strait. Afterword; Further Reading; Glossary; Index. Small soft crease/faint soiling mark at fore-edge of approx. pages xxx to 14, two tiny areas of colour loss on top of text block, very small soft bump at top corner of rear board. Slipcase has a bump at one top rear corner. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FLY NAVY:  AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM SINCE 1945., Williams, Ray.
134 Williams, Ray. FLY NAVY: AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM SINCE 1945.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1989 1853100579 / 9781853100574 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
170 pp, 11 7/8" H. "(P)rovides detailed histories of the development and operational service of each of the aircraft types that entered serviced with the Fleet Air Arm after the end of the Second World War. It also includes all the naval aircraft that reached prototype stage but, for various reasons, failed to enter service. With the aircraft featured in chronological order, based on their in service date, 'Fly Navy' provides a progressive history of the post war Fleet Air Arm. It describes the roles the various types have played in the many campaigns around the world, ranging from Korea through Suez to the Falklands, that have occurred since the end of the Second World War. (C)ontains nearly 200 superb b&w photographs, usually showing the aircraft in their correct environment. In addition, there are excellent three view scale drawings of each of the aircraft types." Light edge wear, very small bump to top corner of boards, book is very slight cocked. Dust jacket has light wrinkling/creasing - mainly at top edge and at bottom of spine, light rubbing, one very small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PRAIRIE BOYS AFLOAT.  BY THE HIRED HAND AT IDLEWOOD FARM., Zarn, George.
135 Zarn, George. PRAIRIE BOYS AFLOAT. BY THE HIRED HAND AT IDLEWOOD FARM.
Privately published, High River, Alberta, 1979. 
260 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Sepiatone photographs. "(Canadian) Prairie boys on the lower decks played a big part in the '39-'45 North Atlantic War. It was the greatest experience of their lives....being hollered at by big b urly instructors, having to learn which is their left and which is their right foot, how to sling a hammock and how to get in one without upsetting it. They saw for the first time those vast bodies of water, cruisers, corvettes, mine-sweepers, b a t t lships, etc., and learned how to get up on deck, to lean over the rail when they felt a meal coming up, also how to dress to stand the cold and wet of a four-hour watch at sea. 'Praire Boys Afloat' tells all and George Zarn captures us agai n as h e gives us a peek at the navy with their pants down." Minor rubbing on spine, tiny speck on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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