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L'Art Naval a L'Exposition Universelle de Paris En 1867: Augmenté des Derniers Perfectionnements et Inventions Maritimes Jusqu’en 1869 by M. Le Vice-Amiral Paris (£504.00)Publisher: Paris: Arthus Bertrand — UndatedBinding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Poor. Disbound, with the boards detached from the heavily damaged spine which is itself detached from the text block. Heavy knock to the head of the upper board. First blank and half-title page near detached. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owner has pasted on a resume of the book prior to the introduction. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with some of the folding plates now a little worn at the joins. Not common. Description: French language text. Naval Art in the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1867 plus the latest improvements and maritime inventions until 1869. Illustrated by way of: Fold-out plans [16]; Appears to be an companion volume to another set (?) as the chapter lists refers to chapters with page numbers over 1200.Notes: Size: 10½" x 6¾". 112 pages. Tags: french naval exhibitions
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Contracts for the Carriage of Goods by Land, Sea and Air Service Issue No. 18 Up to Date January 2000 by David Yates (£179.00)Publisher: London: Lloyd's of London Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [Ringbound] [ISBN: 1850444811]Condition: Very Good. Both volumes a little dull at the boards and spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Uncommon. Description: Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". In the Lloyd's Shipping Law Library series. Tags: yates 1850444811 lloyd shipping law library freight freightage legislation england carriage goods contracts transport maritime delivery carriers britain 1993
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The Imperial Russian Navy by Anthony J. Watts (£154.00)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853689121]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Occupying a most important place in naval history, the fleets of the Imperial Russian Navy represent a major subject for study by serving officers, senior historians and naval buffs. Few published accounts have done justice to the topic, and none has offered the range of photographic illustration presented in this volume. The three centuries of naval development covered here demonstrate that its constant need to control its own ports and precious narrow exits to the oceans, as well as its pursuit of access to the Mediterranean, has caused the Russian Navy to be regularly in combat and at the forefront of advances in design, armament and strategy. Throughout the battles with its neighbours, the Crimean, Russo-Japanese conflicts, and the First World War, the Imperial Russian Navy deployed novel ships and weapons, including early use of torpedoes and of the submarine.

Anthony Watts has brought together an unprecedented collection of photographs and data to provide this new study of a most significant element of military history. Through his summary of Russian naval evolution, his compendium of technical information and the pictorial coverage, he has provided a most important contribution to naval literature, perhaps the most valuable volume on the subject for eighty years.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: russia federation history marine naval engineering unit navies imperial russian armed forces warfare maritime technology soviet union fleet warships ships
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Cornish Fisherboy to Master Mariner: The life of Henry Blewett 1836-1891 [Four Volumes] by Jack Parsons; Nora Parsons; (£125.00)Publisher: Bournemouth Local Studies Publications — 1993Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. All volumes slightly tanned at the spine.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & drawings. Four volume set comprising: Volume I — 1836-1861 Mousehole Boyhood and Early Days at Sea; Volume II — 1861-1866 Mate and Master Mariner; Volume III — 1866-1881 Roseau Days; Volume IV — 1881-1891 Steam, Sail and Shipwreck; Volumes I, II & III are stapled wraps whilst Volume IV is perfect bound. A pleasant, and reasonably uncommon, set.Notes: Size: 8¼" 5¾". Tags: identification constantinople grand-daughter great-grandson commissioners' illustrations mediterranean advertisement preparations construction illustrating generations certificate bremerhaven replacement application mignonette figurehead approaches bird's-eye competency breakwater background almshouses commercial georgetown bridgetown morwellham queenstown merseyside treadmill kingstown Liverpool mousehole displayed caribbean scruttons blewett's temporary promotion hermitage bosphorus galveston riverside engadine maritime commands salonica mountain london's steamers
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Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945 by Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen & John Horsfield (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198201508]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the upper panel and faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This first scholarly account of the Royal Navy in the Pacific War is a companion volume to Arthur Marder’s Old Friends, New Enemies: Strategic Illusions, 1936-1941. Picking up the story at the nadir of British naval fortunes — everywhere weak and naked , in Churchill’s phrase — it examines the Royal Navy’s role in events from 1942 to the Japanese surrender in August 1945.

Drawing on both British and Japanese sources and personal accounts by participants, the authors vividly retell the story of the collapse of Allied defences in the Dutch East Indies, culminating in the Battle of the Java Sea. They recount the attempts of the ‘fighting admiral’, Sir James Somerville, to train his motley fleet of cast-offs into an efficient fighting force in spite of the reluctance of Churchill, who resisted the formation of a full-scale British Pacific Fleet until the 1945 assault on the Ryukyu Islands immediately south of Japan.

Meticulously researched and fully referenced, this unique and absorbing account provides a controversial analysis of the key personalities who shaped events in these momentous years, and makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the Pacific War.

Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 621 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 19th century japan kaigun war 1939-1945 naval operations japanese forces warfare british second battles campaigns maritime asian united kingdom 0198201508 9780198201502
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The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815 by Brian Lavery (£77.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851774512]Condition: Near Fine — in Good Dustwrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 319 pages. Tags: great britain royal navy ordnance stores history equipment naval architecture designs plans warships ships dates covered shipping maritime england technology engineering military science general
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The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Volume II: November 1940-December 1941 by G. A. Titterton (£74.00)Publisher: London: Whitehall History Publishing in association with Frank Cass — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0714652059]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: First appeared as a classified document in 1952 prepared by G. A. Titterton for the Historical Section of the Admiralty. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Brown & The First Sea Lord. Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Whitehall Histories: Naval Staff histories series. [XXII VIII] 318 pages. Tags: whitehall histories naval staff war 1939-1945 campaigns mediterranean operations british maritime history european second military battles united kingdom britain
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22
The Hornblower Companion by C. S. [Cecil Scott] Forester (£68.00)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges with a few small nicks / tears but no loss. Book a little rubbed at extremities, slightly bumped at tail of spine. Internally bright and clean and generally a very pleasant copy.Description: How did Hornblower come to be thought of? How did it happen that this epic biography was begun in the middle? How did it come about that the midshipman grew into the captain? How were the plots constructed? Many more questions are answered in this exciting book. 140pp. Maps. Size: 4to Large Post (10½" x 8¼" approx.) Jacket Designed by Michael Harvey. Illustrated by Samuel H. Bryant. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Tags: adventures destroyers napoleonic battleship submarine seafaring justinion cruisers novellas merchant maritime nautical stories sailing fiction battles cruiser frigate warship torpedo novels vessel marine dinghy ships royal craft naval liner boat wars navy ship sea
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Shipwrecked Mariner Quarterly Maritime Magazine Vol. XXXIV by Edited by W. R. Buck (£68.00)Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin — 1887Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Lightly bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with slight fraying. Fly leaf starting to detach. Slightly shaken but text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Nos. CXXXIII-CXXXVI, Vol XXXIV.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 300 pages. Tags: organisation shipwrecked benevolent mariners’ trampers turnpike cockburn distress mariners maritime mansion society fearful fishing jubilee jahleel brenton sailors admiral london wrecks relief george seamen sailor fleet boats house john year for sir rye the
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The Shipwrecked Mariner Quarterly Maritime Magazine Vol. XXXV by Edited by W. R. Buck (£68.00)Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin — 1888Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with slight fraying. Fly leaf starting to detach. Slightly shaken but text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Nos. CXXXVII-CXL, Vol. XXXV.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 300 pages. Tags: organisation shipwrecked benevolent mariners’ trampers turnpike cockburn distress mariners maritime mansion society fearful fishing jubilee jahleel brenton sailors admiral london wrecks relief george seamen sailor fleet boats house john year for sir rye the
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Lloyd's Maritime Atlas: Including a Comprehensive List of Ports and Shipping Places of the World by Compiled & Edited By F. W. Lawrence (£64.00)Publisher: London: The Corporation of Lloyd's — 1951Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is tanned at the spine. Tanning to the blanks. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: 3rd impression of November, 1951. [First Edition: March, 1951] Illustrated by way of: Maps;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". Ruled Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: lloyd atlases maritime shipping maps geographical list ports harbours navigation geography
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Military Aircraft Markings by Peter R. March (£53.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0711024251]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Ian Allan ABC series. 176 pages. Tags: maintenance/support forward-looking countermeasures anti-ballistic reconnaissance air-to-surface 9780711024250 abbreviations british-based anti-surface air-launched organization code-letters surveillance observation cross-check battlefield operational helicopters limitation electronic navigation air-to-air helicopter insurgency reference strategic anti-ship airforces pilotless squadrons infra-red platform aircraft atlantic detector maritime analysis european markings military location airborne tactical magnetic warplane overseas historic usn/usmc take-off squadron
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Before the Ironclad: Ship Design, Propulsion and Armament in the Royal Navy, 1815-60 by Edited by David K. [Keith] Brown (£50.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851775322]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [14]; Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “In the massive revolution that affected warship design between Waterloo and Warrior, the Royal Navy is often depicted as fiercely resisting every change until it was almost too late, but this new history of the transition from sail to steam challenges these old assumptions.

Beginning with the structural improvements of Robert Seppings, the book traces the gradual introduction of more scientific methods and the advent of steam and the paddle fighting ship, iron hulls and screw propulsion. It analyses the performance of the fleet in the Crimean War, and concludes with the design of Warrior, the first iron-built, sea-going capital ship in the world.

In passing, the author reveals an organisation that was well aware of new technology, carefully evaluating its potential use, and occasionally (as with its enthusiastic espousal of iron hulls) moving too quickly for its own good. Based on much new research, and a lifetime’s understanding of the technical problems, Before the Ironclad is a well-balanced and coherent account of general developments, as well as an in-depth study of the ships themselves.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 217 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history warships 20th century ships 19th marine engines naval architecture screw propulsion propeller warfare shipbuilding technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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The Maritime History of the World: A Chronological Survey of Maritime Events from 5,000 B.C. Until the Present Day, Supplemented by Commentaries by Duncan Haws & Alex A. Hurst (£49.00)Publisher: Brighton: Teredo Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0903662108]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrappers of both volumes heavily faded, panels less so. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXV/VII] 494/419 pages. Tags: shipping history, history chronology, naval history chronology, maritime history, first edition books, books written duncan haws alex hurst
P&P: UK 1st £22.50. UK 2nd £10.35. EU Surface £50.00. EU Air £50.00. ROW Surface £50.00. ROW Air £100.00

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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£42.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight rippling to the foot of the leaves, possibly caused by slight damp at some time, but inoffensive. Description: Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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The Decorative Arts of the Mariner by Gervis Frere-Cook (£42.00)Publisher: Cassell — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, nicked at the top corner of the upper panel, and a little faded. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Very slightly shelf-cocked.Description: From the flap: “maritime nation in the world, in all ages, has appreciated that time-less beauty of ships and the sea which lends itself naturally to decorative purposes, and the richness and variety of artistic expression so created is almost unbelievable. Seventeen contributors, each a world authority on his own subject, have written the informative and entertaining text of this glorious panorama of design and craftsmanship from the galleys of antiquity to the world's first nuclear-powered liner. Hundreds of illustrations, including dozens of pages ablaze with colour, depict this magnificent harvest of the sea.”Notes: Size: 12" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 296 pages. Tags: ceremonial model ships ancient egypt gilded copper vanes viking prows painted eskimo canoe paddles symbolic ornaments frigate birds south seas charts vellum mississippi steamboats warships figureheads viking longships sailing ships steamships state barges inland waterways mississippi rivercraft charts maps navigational instruments timekeepers figureheads decorative rope canvaswork ship models scrimshaw maritime art malaysian craft vessels the orient vessels the ancient world sailors craftsmen beautiful bone models sentimental scrimshaw etching carving
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The Last Sailing Battlefleet: Maintaining Naval Mastery 1815-1850 by Andrew Lambert (£39.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851775918]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 214 pages. Tags: britain royal navy battleships ships naval history 19th century architecture art science wooden navies military equipment warships sailing warfare shipping weapons maritime united kingdom engineering marine construction
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Composite Materials in Maritime Structures. Volume 2 Practical Considerations by Edited by R. A. Shenoi & J. F. Wellicome (£37.00)Publisher: Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 052145154X]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in original publishers shrink wrap. Description: Number 5 in the series. The material was compiled for the 18th WEGEMT Graduate School held in the University of Southampton in March 1993.

From the cover: “The two volumes that comprise this work provide a comprehensive guide and source book on the marine use of composite materials. This second volume, Practical Considerations, examines how the theory can be used in the design and construction of marine structures, including ships, boats, offshore structures and other deep-ocean installations. Areas covered in this second volume include design, the role of adhesives, fabrication techniques and operational aspects such as response to slam loads and fatigue performance. The final three chapters of the book cover regulatory aspects of design, quality and safety assessment and management and organisation.

These volumes will provide an introduction to this important and fast-growing area for students and researchers in naval architecture and maritime engineering. It will also be of value to practising engineers as comprehensive reference book.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Cambridge Ocean Technology series. [XV] 306 pages. Tags: wellicome 052145154x cambridge ocean technology 9780521451543 620 4162 marine engineering materials fiber reinforced plastics fiber-reinforced ship design naval architecture
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Composite Materials in Maritime Structures: Volume1 Fundamental Aspects by Edited by R. A. Shenoi & J. F. Wellicome (£37.00)Publisher: Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0521451531]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in original publishers shrink wrap. Description: Number 4 in the series. The material was compiled for the 18th WEGEMT Graduate School held in the University of Southampton in March 1993.

From the cover: “The two volumes that comprise this work provide a comprehensive guide and source book on the marine use of composite materials. This second volume, Fundamental Aspects, examines how the theory can be used in the design and construction of marine structures, including ships, boats, offshore structures and other deep-ocean installations. Areas covered in this second volume include design, the role of adhesives, fabrication techniques and operational aspects such as response to slam loads and fatigue performance. The final three chapters of the book cover regulatory aspects of design, quality and safety assessment and management and organisation.

These volumes will provide an introduction to this important and fast-growing area for students and researchers in naval architecture and maritime engineering. It will also be of value to practising engineers as comprehensive reference book.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Cambridge Ocean Technology series. [XV] 351 pages. Tags: wellicome 0521451531 cambridge ocean technology 9780521451536 620 4162 marine naval architecture maritime materials fiber reinforced plastics fiber-reinforced ship design
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A History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure and Endurance at the Top of the World by Juha Nurminen & Matti Lainema (£36.50)Publisher: London: Conway — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781844860692]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “Documenting more than 2,500 years of Arctic exploration, from the earliest seafarers of antiquity and the great naval and mercantile voyages in search of the Northwest and Northeast Passages, to the conquest of the North Pole and even beyond, this book is the definitive account of expeditions made throughout the great Northern polar expanse. For the first time, it brings together the major explorers from both East and West to present one of the most detailed and beautifully illustrated surveys of the region’s history ever published.

Drawing on many previously unseen charts, artworks and maps from major European museums, the extensive holdings of the Nurminen Foundation as well as private collections and archives, A History of Arctic Exploration reveals how this remote region was gradually explored and charted by men of supreme skill, courage and initiative, overcoming extreme conditions in almost incredible feats of endurance. Key figures such as Barents, Franklin, Nordenskiold, Peary, Nansen, Stefansson and Amundsen are discussed in depth, together with an evaluation of their achievements, showing how each contributed to our understanding of the Arctic. Many perished as the North defiantly held on to its secrets, ultimately proving that success could only be achieved by adapting to the extreme conditions, following the example of the indigenous peoples, who had successfully inhabited the North for hundreds of years.

Today, the future of the Arctic is of global concern. In recent years, climate change and sovereignty disputes over territory have highlighted this worrying reality, drawing much attention to the region. Yet the Arctic has always been an inspiring and fascinating place, as well as a source of much human drama due to its harsh landscape and demanding conditions. Arctic expeditions were motivated by many different factors, including the pursuit of trade and commerce, knowledge, international dominance, individual fame, natural resources and scientific endeavour, but they can all be characterised by the uniquely human desire to push back frontiers. Collectively the accounts of such epic journeys form an absorbing and complex historical narrative, fully presented in this insightful and deeply resonant book.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lennart Meri. Size: 14" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 349 pages. Tags: lainema arctic regions discovery exploration history natural climate ocean appendix maritime geographical polar expeditions discoveries 9781844860692
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Figureheads: Carving On Ships from Ancient Times to Twentieth Century by Giancarlo Costa (£34.00)Publisher: Nautical Publishing Company — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333318099]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The figureheads on the bows of sailing ships represent a unique art form. They have been used from the dawn of history until modem times and are surveyed here age by age and type by type. Such section heads as ‘The Vikings’, ‘State Barges’, ‘Female Subjects’ and ‘The Clipper’ indicate the variety of carving which is described both in words and in many brilliant colour photographs. Around these figureheads is woven maritime history and anecdote, which gives extra meaning to these much travelled and significant images.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 174 pages. Tags: figureheads christopher phoenicians eighteenth nineteenth decoration tornstrom elaborate economise sixteenth classical mythology primitive successes egyptians allegory warriors columbus european subjects attempts military merchant valhalla painted atlanta royalty ancient scrolls clipper vikings shields century eagles navies change middle period female figure barges fears naval state ships johan royal evil wind more ages navy some age man eye and bow the
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Lloyd's Calendar 1971 by Anon. (£34.00)Publisher: London: Lloyds — 1970Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Foredge of the text block stained. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Advertisements;Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVII] 706626 pages. Tags: insurance marine britain science lloyd firm navigation shipping periodicals maritime transport directories yearbooks abridgements nautical almanac companies year book calendar
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Pocket Battleships of the Deutschland Class: Deutschland/Lu¨tzow, Admiral Scheer, Admiral Graf Spee by Gerhard Koop & Klaus-Peter Schmolke (£34.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853674028]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the upper panel with a small nick to the foot of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Translation of: Panzerschiffe der Deutschland-Klasse. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: germany kriegsmarine deutschland class cruisers history battleship admiral scheer graf spee design construction war 1939-1945 naval operations german cruiser forces warfare battles campaigns second maritime technology ships shipbuilding
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Britain & The Sea by VARIOUS (£32.00)Publisher: St. James's House — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Britain has a proud maritime heritage encompassing the impressive history of the Royal Navy, as well as the contribution made by civilian seafarers over the years. Yet rather than dwelling on the past, the focus of this book goes beyond the current horizon and embraces the advances that have been made in all spheres of contemporary life. Accordingly, we identified a breathtakingly diverse host of organizations and institutions, many of them international, which, through excellence in their particular spheres, continue to contribute to one common aim. That aim is to ensure that Britain remains a prosperous, outward-looking force for good in the world community, as well as a tolerant and benevolent nation which some 60 million of us are privileged to call home.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 991 pages. Tags: fleet air arm royal fleet auxiliary naval historical defence procurement agency green jackets shipping atomic weapons establishment qinetiq paradigm selex defence security systems defence aerospace united kingdom hydrographic national union marine aviation and shipping transport officers shipyards buckie shipyard dockwise shipping bibby line isle man steam packet company marine
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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£32.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the bottom corner of the upper board otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 2002] Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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The Great Age of Sail by Various (£28.50)Publisher: Cambridge: Patrick Stephens — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0850590698]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper including a ½" closed tear to the top corner of the upper panel. Leans slightly. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Thanks to sailing-ships, their captains and crew, geographers were able to draw up maps of the continents, merchants established new trade routes, the maritime nations built up vast empires and politics and culture were much influenced. This was the great age of sail, and this book, in text and illustrations, revives that exciting adventure, which spanned five centuries.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾. Light Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 252 pages. Tags: sailing ships navigation history catalan ship nautical engineering national fleet
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How To Make Clipper Ship Models by Edward W. Hobbs (£28.00)Publisher: Brown, Son & Ferguson — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Edges of DJ ruffled and chipped with some loss, also faded. Discreet inscription on ffep. Cover a little marked on front. Internally clean & bright.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Pull out diagrams. 215pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: transportation model-building bassett-lowke fashion-piece miscellaneous construction proportional impregnating sandpapering shipbuilding figure-head photographs correctness breast-hook four-masted eye-splice kensington crosstrees stonehouse varnishing california stanchions sharpening martingale components underwater waterplane simplified turnbuckle everything spokeshave chiselling sailmaking seamanship diagonally thompson's forecastle supporting assembling stretching topgallant modelmaker measuring contoured broadside completed footropes halliards stanchion materials underside
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The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War: An Operational History of the American Built Destroyer Escorts Serving Under the White Ensign from 1943-46 by Donald Collingwood (£28.00)Publisher: Barnsley: Leo Cooper — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850526159]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the top corners of the boards otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 208 pages. Tags: frigates britain history 20th century war naval operations british atlantic ocean destroyer escorts united states second military battles campaigns forces warfare maritime kingdom ships shipbuilding royal navy captain class design construction
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Facing the Ocean: The Atlantic and Its Peoples, 8000 BC-1500 AD by Barry Cunliffe (£24.00)Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 019969110X]Condition: Very Good. Slight ding to the head of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “In this highly illustrated book Barry Cunliffe focuses on the western rim of Europe — the Atlantic façade — an area stretching from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Isles of Shetland. We are shown how original and inventive the communities were, and how they maintained their own distinctive identities often over long spans of time. Covering the period from the Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, c. 8000 BC, to the voyages of discovery c. AD 1500, he uses this last half millennium more as a well-studied test case to help the reader better understand what went before.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [VII] 600 pages. Tags: cunliffe 019969110x civilization ancient medieval atlantic coast europe history antiquities european bce anthropology western continental prehistory ocean ethnology archaeology maritime social science human geography 9780199691104 500 1000 1500
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Francesco's Venice: The Dramatic History of the World's Most Beautiful City by Francesco Da Mosto (£24.00)Publisher: London: BBC Books — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563521376]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Photographic end papers & blanks;

From the cover: “Francesco’s Venice is the extraordinary story of the life of this intriguing city, told by a descendant of an old and distinguished Venetian family.

Francesco da Mosto’s ancestral history is inextricably intertwined with that of this amphibious city. Fiercely proud and protective of the rich cultural and architectural heritage of his birthplace, Francesco gives us a unique insight into the inner workings of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. He explores Venice’s remarkable history, from the fifth century when the first settlers retreated to the safety of the lagoon and began to create their homes on its tiny islands, through its glorious years as a successful maritime nation, adept at trade, exploration, diplomacy and protecting its independence, to the fragile city of the twenty-first century.

Venice’s history is a tale of warfare and conspiracies, of artistic excellence and ingenuity, of the battle of wills and of ideas, and of strength in the face of disaster, and Francesco vividly brings to life the places, events and people that have sculpted this living theatre through the ages. These include a colourful array of his own ancestors, such as the six da Mostos who were involved in the rise and fall of the ambitious and corrupt Doge Falier, and the young Alvise da Mosto, a courageous and determined explorer of the fifteenth century.

Beautifully illustrated with stunning images by John Parker of both the magnificent symbols of the city, including St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and the more secluded corners, Francesco’s Venice celebrates the mesmerizing beauty and surprising strength of this unique city.”
Notes: Illustrated by John Parker (Photos.). Size: 11¼" x 10". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: mosto john parker venice italy history travel writing social cultural art design styles europe 0563521376
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North Pole South Pole by Bernard Stonehouse (£24.00)Publisher: Prion — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853750565]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled with a small snag at the head of the spine. Text bright and tight.Description: A guide to the ecology and resources of the Arctic and Antartic. Illustrated with colour photographs. Illustrated / decorative end papers.Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: ecology arctic antarctic sub-arctic regions 998 coldest regions mantles polar regions polar circles tundra maritime isotherms climatic regions pack amundsen-scott station sunshine glacier signy ice plateau seals ice floes greenland inuit devon island canada arctic fauna geographers bering strait canadian colonists whalers remote communities vorkuta yakutsk norwegian lutheran danish explorers james clark ross royal naval expedition iceberg terre adelie sealers northwest passage north polar basin captain cook lapland polus arcticus vasco gama ferdinand magellan christopher columbus polar agriculture polar vegetation polar politics
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Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocities by Wilder Perkins (£23.00)Publisher: St. Martin's Press — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0312192835]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “ALTHOUGH BARTHOLOMEW HOARE has acquitted himself nobly on ship-board and battle, and worked his way up to lieutenant in King George III’s Royal Navy, he cannot count his present life a satisfactory one. For one thing, he and his brother (as his father before him, all of them descended from Vikings) have always had to use their fists to defend their name and its implications from schoolboys, shipmates, and generally impolite Britons at every social level. That Bartholomew can handle. But a spent musket ball in the throat put a halt to a promising career at sea, and Hoare was left with a glowing recommendation and exclusively shore duties. Obviously, a captain whose orders could not be issued above a whisper could never command a ship. To Hoare, who loves the sea, it is a tragedy, as he is forced to do the land-based tasks assigned to him. His present mission is to discover what has happened to the ship that disappeared in nearby waters, and whether the strange contents of a small keg found in the sand are involved in the mystery. And it is a quest that begins Hoare’s acquaintance with the extraordinary Mrs. Eleanor Graves — by his saving her from attacking ruffians, with her active and enthusiastic assistance. It is a meeting that starts a dramatic train of events. For one thing, Hoare is asked to put his talents to work on behalf of a young officer charged with the murder of his captain, a fellow of questionable probity and brutal temper. Hoare’s investigation leads to evidence of criminal activity beyond the captain’s murder. It’s a chance for the lieutenant to further distinguish himself — if he isn’t killed first. But life is not all trouble. Hoare becomes close friends with Eleanor Graves and her retired, and much older, physician husband. He meets a rather suspect visitor from abroad, and encounters assorted townspeople, both high and low — including the Graveses’ dinner guest his first night in town, one Miss Jane Austen.”Notes: Jacket designed by Alan D. Dingman. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 215 pages. Tags: adventures battles battleship boat craft cruisers destroyers dinghy fiction frigate liner marine maritime merchant nautical naval navies navy novellas novels sailing sea seafaring ships stories submarine torpedo vessel warship
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Maiden by Tracy Edwards & Tim Madge (£22.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0671710273]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper which is also slightly wrinkled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs. Maps to the endpapers. Signed by the author on the ½-title page "To Sarah, best wishes. Tracy Edwards" — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Is the inspiring personal story of how Tracy Edwards. A modest 27-year-old, took a yacht and the first all-female crew ever to race round the globe through storms and savage seas. T In her dramatic Race diary, Tracy relates the triumphs and traumas of skippering (and navigating) Maiden in a challenge extending over nine months and 33,000 miles of the world’s toughest oceans..”Notes: Size: 10" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: whitbread round the world race yachtsman the year award yacht racing royal jordanian airlines transadantic shore crew southern ocean foredeck rigging dee ingles sarah-jane ingram linda trumble pam hale jonny bon lan bruce sarah davies the solent adventure biography maritime nautical sailing true-story
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Ship Modelling Hints And Tips by J. H. Craine (£22.00)Publisher: Percival Marshall & Co. — 1948Binding: Hardback [ISBN: B001048VG0]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Boards faded. Slightly shaken.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and tables. Dated from the authors preface but the British Library have a later date of 1949 as the actual publishing date.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 117 pages. Tags: transportation model-building miscellaneous sandpapering shipbuilding construction proportional four-masted breast-hook topgallant seamanship stretching assembling supporting forecastle chiselling diagonally modelmaker sailmaking modelling ancillary staysails waterline compasses sectional equipment assembled warships ironwork deadeyes drilling bulkhead maritime dressing ropework fillings finished jibbooms bowsprit mortised belaying stunsail topmasts jackstay jibsails shipping curving clipper diagram shrouds capstan
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Arctic Convoys, 1941-45 by Richard Woodman (£21.00)Publisher: London: John Murray — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0719550793]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 5332 pages. Tags: naval convoys history 20th century war 1939-1945 soviet union iceland operations arctic ocean lands european second military battles campaigns maritime regions polar europe ships shipbuilding merchant britain
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Impressions of Singapore by Geoffrey Dutton (£20.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333337239]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Gently bruised at head and tail. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Maps to the endpapers. Produced in association with Mobil Oil Singapore.Notes: Illustrated by Harri Peccinotti (Photos.). Size: 10" x 10". 152 pages. Tags: accommodation addresses adventure aerial airline airlines airport alley al-lslamiah amoy arab arrival arts asia asian association astrology auspicious ayer baba bahru balm banks barings bars basah batok bay beach bencoolen bidadari bin bio bird blangah boats botanic brewery bridge britain buddha buddhist bugis bukit buloh butterfly camping cane canning cards cargo
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Merchant Adventurers: The Voyage of Discovery That Transformed Tudor England by James Evans (£20.50)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2103Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780297866886]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “In the spring of 1553 three ships sailed north-east from London into uncharted waters. The scale of their ambition was breathtaking. Drawing on the latest navigational science and the new spirit of enterprise and discovery sweeping the Tudor capital, they sought a northern passage to Asia and its riches.

The success of the expedition depended on its two leaders: Sir Hugh Willoughby, a brave gentleman soldier, and Richard Chancellor, a brilliant young scientist and practical man of the sea. When their ships became separated in a storm, each had to fend for himself. Their fates were sharply divided. One returned to England, to recount extraordinary tales of the imperial court of Tsar Ivan the Terrible. The tragic, mysterious story of the other two ships has to be pieced together through the surviving captain’s log book, after he and his crew became lost and trapped by the advancing Arctic winter.

This long neglected endeavour was one of the boldest in British history, and its impact was profound. Although the merchant adventurers failed to reach China as they had hoped, their achievements would lay the foundations for England’s expansion on a global stage. As James Evans’ vivid account shows, their voyage also makes for a gripping story of daring, discovery, tragedy and adventure.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 383 pages. Tags: travel company merchant adventurers england history 16th century explorers voyages travels merchants britain commerce navigation russia discovery exploration naval tudors navy maritime british europe ships shipbuilding medieval
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Charts of War: The Maps and Charts That Have Informed and Illustrated War At Sea by John Blake (£20.00)Publisher: London: Conway — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844860310]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pulled at the head of the upper panel with two small nicks toward the top corner. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Information is power, and in centuries past sea charts were guarded by both a ship’s navigator and the State, stretched on oak boards or rolled in leather cylindrical quivers, locked away. As the European nations began their territorial acquisition and contest in earnest, the information charts contained of harbour approaches, coastal landmarks and hazards, currents and tides, could give one side or another the advantage.

From the ships of small expeditionary fleets, which carried navigational charts, to the requirements of modern ships involved in combined operations, which need charts to include a whole range of information, John Blake has produced a fascinating, illustrated account of the role that charts have played in planning, preventing, conducting and recording war at sea. The selection not only includes charts depicting major battles and amphibious operations, but those drawn up for tactical and espionage purposes, for coastal defence and the positioning of forts along rivers and at the entrance to harbours.

Chapters run in chronological order, organized according to the overall political scene, but the main focus is on the development of chart making and surveying in relation to changing warfare techniques. Informative captions accompany each chart, setting them in historical context and providing illuminating details about the main protagonists and the chart makers and surveyors themselves. Taken from a range of international maritime archives, they include portolan charts of Spanish acquisitions in the New World; Francis Drake’s attack of Cadiz in 1587, known as ‘the singeing of the King of Spain’s beard’; the Dutch attack on Chatham in 1667 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War; a plan of Chesapeake Bay where British naval forces failed to relieve General Cornwallis during the American War of Independence; William Bligh’s chart of the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801; charts of the Battle of Jutland, one British, one German; and the operational chart drawn up before the D-Day landings at Omaha beach.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 11¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: nautical charts history discoveries seamanship geographical discovery exploration military naval photography battles forces warfare travel road ships shipbuilding technology engineering science geography atlases maps cartography navigation maritime
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Ships of the Royal Navy: Volume 2 Navy-built Trawlers, Drifters, Tugs and Requisitioned Ships from the Fifteenth Century to the Present by J. J. Colledge (£20.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853670286]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the bottom corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Norah Lancaster. Foreword or introduction by David Brown. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 245 pages. Tags: britain royal navy lists vessels warships history ships 20th century naval unit navies trawlers drifters whalers tugs coastal forces craft landing admiralty steel average fleet auxiliary port service maritime non-combatant harbour
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Old Ship Prints by E. Keble Chatterton (£18.50)Publisher: Spring Books — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ somewhat edgeworn, with several small nicks and chips and a couple of closed tears. Rear fold-in creased. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: In this famous book, first published in 1927, Mr E. Keble Chatterton traces the history of the sailing ship in art, from the earliest rough woodcuts dating from the i5th century down to the delicate lithographs of the late Victorian age, when sail was gradually giving way to steam. The one hundred and ten illustrations range over the whole exciting field of maritime endeavour in peace and war. They include Reuwich's engravings of the Armada and of Admiral Tromp's last battle, dramatic aqua tints by Dodd and Duncan of naval engagements during the Napoleonic Wars, etchings by Cruikshank of life aboard an East Indiaman, and Dutton's famous lithographs of some of the last clippers and schooners. 182pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: prints pictures ships boats maritime naval photographs engravings
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Just a Line from West Bay: The Story of a Dorset Harbour and Resort in Postcards by Paul Atterbury (£18.00)Publisher: Bridport: Postcard Press — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0954537203]Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the margins of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". 84 pages. Tags: west bay bridport harbour coastline dorset cliffs maritime traffic river pier terrace cox shipyard
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Trade, Plunder and Settlement: Maritime Enterprise and The Genesis of the British Empire, 1480-1630 by Kenneth R. Andrews (£17.00)Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0521276985]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Maps; List of abbreviations;Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Cambridge Paperback Library series. [IX] 394 pages. Tags: voyages travels, history geographical, english commonwealth history, great britain commerce history, great britain colonies history, english maritime exploration, international trade, discoveries geography, great britain, 16th century, 17th century, history discoveries geography english, books written kenneth andrews, books the cambridge paperback library series
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The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan, 1894-1945 by Edited by S. L. Mayer (£16.00)Publisher: Bison Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861241428]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, short closed and tape-reinforced to the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. [First: 1984 thus, previously published as ‘The Japanese War Machine’ in 1976] Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “In 1868, Japan emerged from feudalism and civil conflict as a comparatively undeveloped industrial state in an age of European imperialism in East Asia. Within a generation, Japan had risen to the ranks of the foremost industrial and military powers in the Western Pacific. A generation later, Japan had become the paramount power in East Asia, and her naval and air forces spread Japanese power across the Pacific. The formidable weapon built in the name of the Emperor swept across China and Manchuria; her air forces pummelled Pearl Harbor and Darwin; her armies marched to Singapore and the gates of India. Her navies seized some Aleutian islands and strafed the California coast. By 1942 the world had come to know the power of the most devastating force in the Pacific — the Japanese War Machine.

The force and power of the Japanese War Machine is told here by some of the world’s leading experts in guns, tanks, planes, and ships of World War II. The drama of Japan’s seizure of Manchuria, the take-over of the State by the Army, the invasion of China, the simultaneous attack on Malaya, Hawaii, the Philippines and the oil-rich Dutch East Indies is told in all the horror and shock the Japanese invader placed before Western eyes. The fall of Singapore and Hong Kong, the conquest of Burma and Indo-China took place within a hundred days. The flag of the Rising Sun ruled a maritime empire from the Russian border to the gates of Australia, from Burma to Midway.

But the strength of the Japanese War Machine depended on Japanese industrial power, which in the end, was no match for the United States and its Allies. The Japanese soldier, infused with the warrior code of Bushido fought hard and long in New Guinea’s jungles; as the struggle was brought closer to Japan’s home islands, the Japanese soldier fought on tenaciously in the Philippines and on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The air forces began suicide missions, thekamikaze, which drove into Allied aircraft, heroically and fanatically.. .but all too little, too late. The nuclear holocaust, which ended World War II, left a ruined Japan and a wrecked Japanese War Machine.

THE RISE AND FALL OF IMPERIAL JAPAN is the tragic and noble history of a gallant people led into a misguided war. The millions who suffered in Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the Japanese War Machine bear silent tribute to its folly.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: accord admiral agreement aircraft airfield aizaka akagi akatsuki akitsuki alamein aleutian alliance amagi ambassador amphibious anglo-japanese anti-comintern araki archipelago arima arisaka aritomo armada arsenal auchinleck aung baldwin baltic batavia battlecruisers battles battleships bernardino biak bilateral bismarck blarney blenheim bmw bose bougainville brooke-popham burma-siam camp cape carriers chandra changi changkufeng changsha chennault
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Encyclopaedia of the World's Air Forces by Michael J. H. Taylor (£14.50)Publisher: Patrick Stephens — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852601353]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, small nick at the head of the spine.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the flap: “A knowledge of the number of aircraft flying, their capability and type, is vital if any judgement is to be made on the state of the world today. This volume aims to provide that information, showing how the world's air forces match up to each other, and, in order to make the inventory absolutely complete, it includes material from naval air forces and army air forces.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John W. R. Taylor. Size: 11" x 11¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 211 pages. Tags: aircraft world’s airforces naval air forces army carrier warplane electronic warfare helicopters air-to-air missile anti-ballistic defence variant airborne early warning control system force base air-launched cruise air-to-surface anti-surface vessel anti-ship counter insurgency drone pilotless forward-looking infra-red foreign military sales squadrons usaf wings raf battlefield attack helicopter airlift magnetic anomaly detector mine countermeasures maritime reconnaissance station navy navigation aid flight crew weapon night observation surveillance north atlantic treaty organization pylon royal british salt strategic arms limitation talks search and rescue ski-jump v/stol harrier sea short take-off landing tactical fighter group
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Bristol and its Famous Associations by Stanley Hutton (£14.00)Publisher: J. W. Arrowsmith — 1907Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Requires rebinding — missing significant portions at head and tail of spine and is generally worn and soiled. Internally bright and clean, unfoxed but with slightly tanned top edges and small inscription [appears to be from the publishers representative] to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Red (¼ Leather) boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 406 pages. Tags: bristol william canynges sebastian cabot maritime associations langland chatterton hannah more st. stephen’s church redcliff church great western first ocean-going steamship hotwell st. mary redcliff george symes catcott henry burgum ann yearsley hannah more robert southey southey samuel taylor coleridge joseph cottle walter savage landor mary carpenter john addington symonds frederick
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Military Aircraft Markings & Profiles by Barry C. Wheeler (£14.00)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges. Dust wrapper and boards slightly tanned at the edges. Text bright and tight.Description: Over 850 Full Colour Illustrations And Photographs. Camouflage Markings. History Of Markings From World War I To The Present Day.Notes: Size: 12" x 9". 191 pages. Tags: maintenance/support forward-looking countermeasures anti-ballistic reconnaissance air-to-surface abbreviations british-based anti-surface air-launched organization code-letters surveillance observation cross-check battlefield operational helicopters limitation electronic navigation air-to-air helicopter insurgency reference strategic anti-ship airforces pilotless squadrons infra-red platform aircraft atlantic detector maritime analysis european markings military location airborne tactical magnetic warplane overseas historic usn/usmc take-off squadron ski-jump
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National Maritime Museum Guide by Anon. (£13.00)Publisher: Greenwich: Printed for the Trustees — 1947Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Wrappers tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Fold-Out Plans [2];Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". [VII] 230 pages. Tags: merchant ships britain national maritime museum greenwich england guide museums public art london navigation history british
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Navigation for Yachtsmen by Mary Blewitt (£13.00)Publisher: Standford — 1979Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) [ISBN: 0540072745]Condition: Very Good+. Small owners sticker to ffep otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Fourth Edition. Illustrated with line drawings.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 101 pages. Tags: swanage-bournemouth needle-and-pointer direction-finders digital-reading characteristics rotating-light cross-channel digital-tuned interpolation sophisticated depth-contour edge-reading over-relying navigational establishing hand-bearing tide-raising conventional echo-sounder geographical application calculating information corrections lightvessel differences observation traditional instruments dome-topped flat-topped pre-planned rectilinear destination dial-tuned separation visibility counteract horizontal chart-work lighthouse projection restricted protractor derivation dartmouth suggested direction longitude comparing anchoring
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The Khrushchev Pattern by Frank Gibney (£13.00)Publisher: Prentice-Hall International — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some very small nicks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “DURING THE HALF DECADE between 1955 and 1960, men watched with dreadful fascination the uncoiling of the Khrushchev Pattern, one of the most startling switches in the history of international politics, and one of the cleverest. The leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, used his power to swing his country and the entire Communist movement along a path of “competitive coexistence” that seemed to challenge not only the tactics of Stalin’s past rule but the very premises of the Communist system. Frank Gibney shows how successfully this new tactic operated with the world’s Communist parties and their sympathizers—in the widest variety of circumstances. In some areas it posed great problems for Khrushchev, because its surface friendliness and emphasis on a Popular Front approach threatened the historic unity of Communist discipline. At moments, as in the Hungarian revolt of 1956, the entire approach had to be sacrificed to the ruthless needs of Soviet power politics. But by and large Khrushchev’s “soft sell” version of Communism proved a far more formidable menace to the Free World than Stalin’s rigid line. Although the emphasis in his policy became openly aggressive after the U-2 incident and Khrushchev’s Summit breakup in the spring of 1960, the gains made by the Khrushchev Pattern were substantial. In a world where so many of the new, uncommitted nations appeared so ready to play off East against West, the superficially reasonable Khrushchev Pattern was surely as terrible a threat as Stalin’s more obvious aggression.”Notes: Jacket designed by Robert Jonas. Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine. 280 pages. Tags: self-government democratization soviet-yugoslav communist-front teachers union czechoslovakia anti-communist inter-american confederation berry chaban-delmas organizations bungei-shunju international stabilization mexico-russo anti-fascist brasilei-ros intelligence nationalists israeli-arab mikhailovich trabajadores independence association aufklaerung diaz-verson gordeytchik afghanistan dzerzhinsky switzerland sovestskaya intercambio cooperation stepanovich directorate declaration gopalaswamy fundamentos committees industrial assistance abderrahim liberation betancourt eisenhower estenssoro federation indonesian indo-china
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Running Proud by Nicholas Monsarrat (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0304296090]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Top edges of text block spotted.Description: Book I of the series. The story of one man living the hazardous life of a British seaman through four centuries of our maritime history, from the Spanish Armada until today. This part covers the Armarda to Trafalgar.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Master Mariner series. 524 pages. Tags: spanish armada british seaman arctic pacific drake’s defeat spanish armada master mariner north-west passage buccaneer caribbean king’s navy sea captain nile illegal slave ship maritime development devon youth spanish fleet drake cowardice liverpool cotton traders west african coast caribbean sugar rum tobacco squalor degradation mass murder thrown overboard naval patrols barbados bestialities gutters foremast hand pressed man ship-keeper watch-keeper sailor naval officer sea story sea-writer maritime fiction
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