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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.
21 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
 
 
HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY:  AN INTRODUCTION., Coad, J.G. (Jonathan)
22 Coad, J.G. (Jonathan) HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY: AN INTRODUCTION.
London Victor Gollancz, London, 1983. 1983 0575032774 / 9780575032774 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, plans, elevations, maps. "From the 1690s to the First World War, British maritime power, though often challenged, ruled supreme. It was a key factor in the nation's commercial growth which fuelled and underpinned industrial and imperial expansion. Central to the creation and maintenance of that supremacy were the royal dockyards, and the naval hospitals. Without these there could have been no Royal Navy, and Britain's modern history would have been very different. (This book) concentrates on the period from 1700 to 1900, with particular emphasis on the dockyards built to service the sailing navy. They are rich in naval and architectural history and were industrial centres in England well before the Industrial Revolution. They go far towards explaining how it was that Britain was able to maintain and sustain one of the greatest navies the world has seen. With numerous illustrations featuring surviving buildings in Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth, Devonport, Harwich, Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Bermuda and Antigua, (it) is a fascinating and important book." Tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
23 Coffman, Bill; Barrett, Ted; Evans, Jonathan C.; Briggs, Richard; et al. SCALE F/X. FEBRUARY 1999, VOL. VI, NO. 3.
Toronto International Plastic Modellers Society - Toronto Chapter 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
20 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Articles: MPM's Grumman FF-1/G-23 Goblin; Azur's Maritimers: The Loire 130 and Latecoere 298; HMAS Darwin; Colourful Tucanos of Brazil's Esquadrilla da Fumaca; Making Tracks: Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper mit Panzerwerfer 42; Toko's 1/72 Nieuport II. Interior - very soft small and large corner creases at top of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft small and large corner creases at bottom corner of front cover, corner crease and light wrinkling at top corner of rear cover, minor soiling on rear cover, number written in ink in front cover picture margin. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SILENT MARAUDERS.  BRITISH SUBMARINES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS., Cook, Graeme.
24 Cook, Graeme. SILENT MARAUDERS. BRITISH SUBMARINES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, (1976), first edition. 
159 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246107847 "Until the German U-21 sank the British light cruiser 'Pathfinder' in the early days of the First World War, British submarines had been used only as forward scouts on naval missio ns. But from that day 'attack' was the watchword of the submariner - and attack they did throughout the two world wars, with such dazzling success that they became one of Britain's most potent tactical weapons...The deeds of many unsung he r o e s a r e recorded (in this book), but especially those of the colourful and valiant commanders whose names are etched in history: Commander Max Horton, hero of the Baltic campaign, Lieutenant Commander Martin Nasmith, 'The Terror of the Marm ar a' , Li e ut en an t Commander Wanklyn , who scored a record number of hits in World War Two before his 'Upholder' was tragically lost with all hands aboard; Lieutenants Donald Cameron and B.C.G. Place, who with incredible courage led the highly da nge ro us mi dge t s ubm ar ine attack on the famous German battleship 'Tirpitz'. Here is breath-stopping, action-packed true life adventure as only Graeme Cook can tell it." Light cigarette odor, small pencil erasure mark on free front endpap er, mino r b row nin g in mar gins of pages, very light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top edge - a f ew fo xing mar ks a t top edge of f laps . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
75TH ANNIVERSARY NAVAL SERVICE OF CANADA:  A PICTORIAL HISTORY., Cranston, Bobby.
25 Cranston, Bobby. 75TH ANNIVERSARY NAVAL SERVICE OF CANADA: A PICTORIAL HISTORY.
Halifax, Nova Scotia 75th Anniversary Publishing Company 1985 0969217803 / 9780969217800 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
Unpaginated, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 10 1/4" D). 162 b&w photographs, with captions. A pictorial history of Canada's Navy from 1910 to 1985, showing ships and the men who sailed on them - some short introductory and biographical notes. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CALIFORNIA IN 1792:  A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT., Cutter, Donald C.  (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.)
26 Cutter, Donald C. (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.) CALIFORNIA IN 1792: A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1990 0806127317 / 9780806127316 Soft Cover Fine 
176 pp, 8 3/6" H. B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1792, two Spanish schooners, the 'Sutil' and the 'Mexicana', were ordered to inspect the Pacific Coast from Vancouver Island to Monterey. The schooners were commanded by two youthful naval officers, Dionisio Alcala Galiano and Cayetano Valdes. Assisted by their scribe and artist, Jose Cadero, they recorded their efforts to find the so-called Strait of Anian, a Spanish Northwest Passage. The full account, here translated into English, reveals much new information on the indigenous peoples of California, Spanish-Indian relations, and the successes and failures of the Franciscan missionaries. Also included is a vocabulary and catechism of the Carmel Mission Indians missing in earlier editions. In introductory chapters and notes, Donald C. Cutter supplements the authors' observations with a brief history of California and biographical information on the authors, other naval officers, and the soldiers and friars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NELSON'S FAVOURITE:  HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809., Deane, Anthony.
27 Deane, Anthony. NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.
London Caxton 2003 184067430X / 9781840674309 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Geoff Hunt cover art. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). 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 the centre 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 Maldonado Bay, 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 both boards. Dust jacket has very minor wear at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NELSON'S FAVOURITE:  HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809., Deane, Anthony.
28 Deane, Anthony. NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.
London Caxton 2003 184067430X / 9781840674309 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Geoff Hunt cover art. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). 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 the centre 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 Maldonado Bay, 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." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, two small faint scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CARRIER AIR WING 6.  CONCORD COLOR SERIES 4006., Debay, Yves & Hill, James.
29 Debay, Yves & Hill, James. CARRIER AIR WING 6. CONCORD COLOR SERIES 4006.
Hong Kong Concord 1993 9623617062 / 9789623617062 Soft Cover Very Good + 
94 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: The Ship (USS Forrestal); The Flight Deck Crew; "Safety First"; Preparing and Starting the Mission; The Launch; The Recovery; Maintenance; Carrier Air Wing 6. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small sticker removal damage on rear cover (laminate missing). 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
30 Derham, Roy C. VINDICATRIX: THE STORY OF A SHIP WITH THREE NAMES, MANY LIVES, AND SEVERAL ROLES, FINALLY AS A TRAINING SHIP FOR 70,000 BOYS.
Buckingham Baron 2000 0860235181 / 9780860235187 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Good+ Inscribed By Author
145 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H) - glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued?). Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "With best wishes Roy Derham". Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword by J.K. Rice-Oxley CBE; Introduction; Final Voyage; Ship 338 Arranmore; The Maiden City Line; Russell & Co. Shipbuilders; Maiden Voyage; Sailing On; Algoa Bay; Back to Sea; The Last Journey?; Waltraute; Montevideo; On Submarine Service; In the Docks; Power and the Pool; School in Sharpness; Missions to Seamen; To be a Vindi-Boy; Appendices: Staff 1939-1966; Ship's fittings; Sources; Index. Small bump at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine, shallow bump on fore-edge of front board, two very small shallow bumps at top edge of rear board, light fading to color on spine and at top edge of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF NAVAL WARFARE, 1190 BC - PRESENT: STRATEGY, WEAPONS, COMMANDERS, AND SHIPS., Dicke, Iain; Dougherty, Martin J.; Jestice, Phyllis J.; Jorgensen, Christer; Rice, Rob S.
31 Dicke, Iain; Dougherty, Martin J.; Jestice, Phyllis J.; Jorgensen, Christer; Rice, Rob S. FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF NAVAL WARFARE, 1190 BC - PRESENT: STRATEGY, WEAPONS, COMMANDERS, AND SHIPS.
Thomas Dunne / St. Martin's Press, New York, 2009, first U.S. edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780312554538 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, maps/battle plans, profiles, drawings, uniform studies, reproductions. "(A)nalyzes the tactics, techniques, and weaponry of naval warfare from the ancient period to the modern day. Beginning with Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III's victory over the piratical Sea Peoples in 1190 BC, and coming up-to-date with the use of aircraft carriers and the latest computerized weapons technology, the book covers every significant development in naval warfare over the last 3000 years." Very small shallow dent at top edge of rear board; place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has some area s o f light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
NO HIGHER PURPOSE: THE OFFICIAL OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1943.  VOLUME II, PART 1., Douglas, W.A.B.; Sarty, Roger; Whitby, Michael; Caldwell, Robert H.; Johnston, William; Rawling, William G.P.
32 Douglas, W.A.B.; Sarty, Roger; Whitby, Michael; Caldwell, Robert H.; Johnston, William; Rawling, William G.P. NO HIGHER PURPOSE: THE OFFICIAL OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1943. VOLUME II, PART 1.
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2002, first edition. 
664 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. ISBN 1551250616 B&w photographs, b&w and colour maps, colour plates. "In April 1943, the Royal Canadian Navy assumed responsibility for Canadian Northwest Atlantic Command, the only operational area to be run by a Canadian Commander-in-Chief during the Second World War. (This book) describes the RCN's long, challenging journey from the outbreak of the war in September 1939 to the momentous events of Spring 1943. Base d on extensive research in Canadian, British, American and German archives, (it) describes the mobilization of the naval service during the first half of the war, measures its response to the demanding, ever-changing strategic situations that con f r o nted the Allies, and analyses the service of our ships and sailors on the North Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean seas as well as the defence of Canadian waters. With the main focus on the Battle of the Atlantic, this important and well-ill us tr at ed history demonstrates how Canadian naval forces proved indispensable to victory in that most critical campaign of the Second World War." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket ha s v ery light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS FROM ANNAPOLIS:  MIDSHIPMEN WRITE HOME, 1848-1969., Drew, Anne Marie, ed.
33 Drew, Anne Marie, ed. LETTERS FROM ANNAPOLIS: MIDSHIPMEN WRITE HOME, 1848-1969.
Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland, (1998), 2nd printing. 
216 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos. "This collection of letters from thirteen midshipmen begins shortly after the founding of the Naval Academy in 1845 and continues into the Vietnam era. It is especially valuable for the light it throws on life and learning at the nation's premier institution of naval training for more than a century...(the author) introduces the letter-writing mids with brief biographies and photographs and places their letters in the larger context of history. A glossary of unfamiliar terms is included at the end." Tiny scuff to edge of spine, tiny shallow bump at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear/rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
34 Duffy, Michael, ed. (Alessandra Nibbi, Derek Howse, Peter Fenton, Conrad Dixon, William Philpott, Ian Buxton, R.J. Hunter, John C. Appleby, Sidney Brown, Ray Gambell, Betty Nelson Curryer, K.D. McBride, Austin Farrar.) THE MARINER'S MIRROR. THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH. VOL. 79 NO. 1. FEBRUARY 1993.
Society for Nautical Research, Portsmouth, 1993. 
128 pp, 9 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents include: Stone Anchors: The Evidence Re-assessed; Some Early Tidal Diagrams; The Navigator as Natural Historian; To Walk the Quarterdeck: The Naval Career of David Ewan Bartholomew; 'One Ha d to Stiffen One's Upper Lip': The Royal Navy and the Battle of Puerto Plata, 1904; The Development of the Merchant Ship 1880-1990; Scotland and the Atlantic: the Voyage of the 'Jonet' of Leith, December 1611; A Guinea Venture, c.1657: a n o t e o n t h e early English slave trade; Was James Bartley swallowed by a whale?; From Monte Video to Troy: W.L. Byers, Victorian manufacturer and shipowner; 1914 - Task Forces that never were; Devon Seine Net Boats in 1934, etc. Interior - sm al l so f t cr e as e at top corner of last half of pages, soft wrinkle at fore-edge of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling, small soft corner creases on rear cover, small bump a t t op of s pi ne. Ver y Goo d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
35 Duffy, Michael, ed. (Larry D. Gragg, J.D. Alsop, Edward Sargent, David Eastwood, John H. Harland, Michael Whitby, Lawrence Phillips, C.D. Lee, Canon Peter Raban, A.G.E. Jones, J.E. de Courcy Ireland.) THE MARINER'S MIRROR. THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH. VOL. 77 NO. 2. MAY 1991.
Society for Nautical Research, Portsmouth, 1991. 
Paging runs 101 - 212, 9 9/16" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents include: Shipmasters in Early Barbados; British Intelligence for the North Atlantic Theatre of the War of Spanish Succession; The Planning and Early Buildings of the West In dia Docks; The Design of Winches Used at Sea in the 1800s; In Defence of Home Waters: Doctrine and Training in the Canadian Navy During the 1930s; Lord Torrington's Trial; A 'Prussian' Privateer in 1759; Interpreters in the Royal Navy; Ski n B o a t s , e tc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing and soiling, minor wrinkle at top edge of front cover and first page, book slightly cocked. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SHIP RECOGNITION - WARSHIPS:  N.A.T.O. POWERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT SHIPS., Dunn, Laurence.
36 Dunn, Laurence. SHIP RECOGNITION - WARSHIPS: N.A.T.O. POWERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT SHIPS.
Adlard Coles, London, (1954), repinted second edition. 
159 pp, oblong 24mo. (5" H x 7 3/8" D), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, profiles. "...portray(s) by drawing and photograph the more important ships belonging to the several Navies which go to make up the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. At the same time certain units of other Navies have been included by way of comparison...present(s) these N.A.T.O. ships in a straightforward manner, so arranged that even the reader with little technical knowledge will be able to identify the ship before him with the minimum of time and effort..." Contents: Basic Naval Shapes; Aircraft Carriers; Battleships; Cruisers; Destroyers; Frigates; Submarines; Miscellaneous Types (includes - Minelayers, Minesweepers, Light Torpedo Craft, Depot Ships, Other Types). A few minor foxing marks on preliminaries, light browning to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light edge browning, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading to color on spine and flap-f olds, minor soiling. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
37 Easton, Alan. Foreword by Rear-Admiral K.L. Dyer. 50 NORTH: AN ATLANTIC BATTLEGROUND. (CANADA'S ATLANTIC BATTLEGROUND.)
Toronto Ryerson Press 1963 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
287 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Archie Whelan / This describes a very different / environment in which you / & I worked together, but I / hope you'll like reading about it. / Your old friend / Alan Easton. / March 1963." B&w illustrations. "In this exciting book, Lieutenant-Commander Alan Easton of the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve tells of his experiences during the Second World War. The first ship he commanded was a corvette with faulty engines. His second corvette saw convoy action and battled both German U-boats and bad weather. Then Easton was given command of a destroyer which saw action in the English Channel on the day of the Normandy invasion. Easton gives a thrilling and detailed account of this successful naval engagement. But '50 North' is as much concerned with everyday life on board small warships as it is with the Atlantic battle as a whole. For this reason (it) is the first Canadian book of its kind. Easton is able to portray with vividness the seamen under him, their minor quarrels as well as the more important problems which occasionally develop between the crew and the commanding officers." Very light browning to edges of text block, small bump to top of front hinge, minor erinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has old tape repairs for large and small tears with creases, a few small edge chips, light browning, rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
38 Ferguson, Julie H. THROUGH A CANADIAN PERISCOPE: THE STORY OF THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1995 1550022172 / 9781550022179 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
364 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photos, maps. "(O)ffers a colourful and thoroughly researched account of Canada's silent service, from its unexpected inauguration in British Columbia on the first day of the Great War to its uncertain future today. After describing the activities of the submarine service during and after World War I, (the author) details the careers of the Canadians who served with distinction in British submarines in all theatres of World War II. She goes on to examine the modern era, from the rebirth of the service in the 1960s to the present, and provides little-known information about the controversial Conservative initiative for nuclear-powered submarines in 1987. Above all, this vivid account celebrates the individuals who dedicated and in some instances gave their lives to Canada's submarine service." One tiny edge bump. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, tiny dent on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
JACK TARS AND COMMODORES: THE AMERICAN NAVY, 1783-1815., Fowler, William M., Jr.
39 Fowler, William M., Jr. JACK TARS AND COMMODORES: THE AMERICAN NAVY, 1783-1815.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1984, first edition. 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0395353149 B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(A) lively and authoritative account of the United States Navy from Independence throught the War of 1812. During this turbulent period the new American republic fought three wars - declared and undeclared - against the Barbary States, France, and Great Britain. The first two were entirely naval affairs; the third, a combination of military action on land and sea. In each the s u r v i v a l of the young nation was due in large part to the efforts of the navy and the exploits of such men as Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, Thomas Truxtun, and Oliver Hazard Perry. William Fowler is a historian with the capacity to convert me ti cu lo us r es ea rch into flowing narrative. Here he fuses political and naval history, looking at political forces in the rapidly expanding U.S. society as well as at naval ordnance, operations, and the fateful and exciting battles at sea. He de als to o w ith th e o ften neglected human aspects of life aboard ship, focusing on those who served in the forecastle as well as the great men on the quarterdeck." Minor soiling on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has been price-clip ped, has ver y li ght wrin klin g at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears - taped at top inside of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
40 Fowler, William M., Jr. REBELS UNDER SAIL: THE AMERICAN NAVY DURING THE REVOLUTION.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1976, book club edition. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Almost as soon as the smoke had settled at Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution was being fought on the sea as well as on land. A fragile and disunited coalition of thirteen colonies, embarking on a war with a great naval power, began to build a navy for the 'preservation of the lives, liberty and property of the good people of these Colonies'. (This book) provides a vivid and authoritative history of h o w t h e new American nation set about its task. Americans have always been a sea-minded people, and even before the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Congress resolved to build a strong navy. The maritime skills of New England and th e ti m be r, p itch and turpentine of the colonies had made them a major resource for the British navy; this resource the Americans now turned toward their own ends. Fowler describes how a small group of delegates to Congress, led by John Adam s an d str on gly su ppo rted by Washington, labored to form a powerful fighting fleet. He describes the difficulty of enlisting men for the navy (they preferred to sail on privateers where they could reap rich rewards from capturing enemy vessel s) , th e jock eyi ng f or c omma nd by captains, the building of ships in shipyards all up and down the coast. The fledgling navy made some terrible blunders - most notably the disastrous Penobscot expedition which cost the Americans dearly - but it also en joyed mom ents of gr eat g lory, particularly under its greatest commander, John Paul Jones. Fowler describes both the failures and the successes, and he surveys the story not just of the navy itself but of the privateers and merchant s hip s tha t f ought along side it." Light wrinkling and edge wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has slight edge browning on inside, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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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.
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