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Letters and Journals: Written by the Deceased Mr Robert Baillie, Principal of the University of Glasgow Carefully Transcribed by Robert Aiken by Robert Baillie (£406.00)Publisher: Edinburgh: Printed for W. Gray, Edinburgh; and J. Buckland and G. Keith, London — 1775Binding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Poor. Raised bands and spine ends worn. Marbled boards now faded and rubbed heavily. Dunnichen Library plates to both pastedowns. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank and title page. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now, with scattered spotting and some toning to the leaves. Description: Complete in II volumes. Containing an impartial account of public transactions, civil, ecclesiastical, and military, both in England and Scotland, from 1637 to 1662; a period, perhaps, the most remarkable that is to be met with in the British history. With an account of the author's life, prefixed; and a glossary, annexed. Baillie, Robert (1602–1662), was a Church of Scotland minister and author, son of James Baillie, merchant burgess of Glasgow, and Helen Gibson, and born in Saltmarket Street, Glasgow, on 30 April 1602. He attended Glasgow grammar school and between 1617 and 1620 the University of Glasgow, graduating MA.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". [VIII] 456/462 pages. Tags: baillie robert 1599-1662 correspondence family scotland history 17th century sources britain civil war 1642-1649
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Armed Merchant Cruisers 1878-1945 by Richard Osborne, Harry Spong & Tom Grover (£77.00)Publisher: Windsor: World Ship Society — 2007Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0954331087]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 12" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 328 pages. Tags: grover 0954331087 armed merchant ships britain history war 1914-1918 naval operations british 1939-1945 387.265094109034
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Armed Merchant Cruisers 1878-1945 by Richard Osborne, Harry Spong & Tom Grover (£77.00)Publisher: Windsor: World Ship Society — 2007Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0954331087]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 12" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 328 pages. Tags: grover 0954331087 armed merchant ships britain history war 1914-1918 naval operations british 1939-1945 387.265094109034
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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
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Merchant Ships 1943 by E. C. [Eric Charles] Talbot-Booth assisted by E. B. R. Sargent (£61.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1943Binding: Hardback Condition: Alarming. Near disbound. Heavily worn at the spine ends and corners. Shaken. Tape reinforcements retaining some leaves. Edgewear to the leaves. Text and illustrations acceptable as a reference copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps; Advertisements; Silhouettes;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 12". 0 pages. Tags: british merchant navy seamen shipping line empire duster admiral fishing fleets funnel colouring drawings ships designs companies records shipbuilders
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Merchant Ships 1940 by E. C. [Eric Charles] Talbot-Booth assisted by E. B. R. Sargent (£56.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1940Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards and spine worn and faded. Hinges weak throughout with edgewear to the leaves, some advertisement leaves detached. Main text accceptable. Description: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Tables; Colour frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9" x 12¼". Blue boards with Gilt & Embossed titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 0 pages. Tags: british merchant navy seamen shipping line empire duster admiral fishing fleets funnel colouring drawings ships designs companies records shipbuilders
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German Warships of World War 1: The Royal Navy's Official Guide to Capital Ships, Cruisers, Destroyers, Submarines and Small Craft by Anon. (£42.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853671231]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper gently pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel. Small shop sticker to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Facsimile edition compiled from the Confidential Books issued by British Naval Intelligence during World War I. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Tables; Plans;Notes: Jacket designed by David Gibbons. Foreword or introduction by Norman Friedman. Size: 11¾" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 416 pages. Tags: warships history germany kriegsmarine battleships battle cruisers minelaying class destroyers torpedo boats submarines gunboats armed merchant auxiliaries auxiliary minelayers patrol vessels imperial yachts raiders table naval ordnance war 1914-1918 operations german
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Armements Marseillais: Compagnies de Navigation et Navires à Vapeur (1831-1988) by Paul Bois (£34.00)Publisher: Marseille: Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Marseille — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 2900732018]Condition: Good+. Knocked at the head of the spine with some fading to the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: French language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Number 2 in the series.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Histoire du Commerce et de L'industrie de Marseille XIX-XX Siecles series. 447 pages. Tags: bois 2900732018 histoire commerce industrie marseille xix-xx siecles shipbuilding industry france history shipping sailing ships steamboat lines merchant marine
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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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Brown on Resolution by C. S. [Cecil Scott] Forester (£33.00)Publisher: Guild — 1952Binding: Paperback First Edition. Condition: Good. Wraps rubbed at the edges. Single, heavy, reading crease to the spine. Pages gently age-tanned. Fragile.Description: Guild Books No. 449. The beginning of the 1914 War found Leading-Seaman Albert Brown at Singapore, aboard H.M.S. Charybdis, a third-class cruiser, one of the few scattered units faced with the task of hunting down a powerful German naval squadron wreaking havoc with merchant shipping in the Pacific. 1 to the traditions of the Royal Navy, Charybdis went down fighting against her much more powerful adversary, the German armoured cruiser, Ziethen, and fate decreed that Leading-Seaman Brown should be one of the two survivors taken aboard the damaged German ship as she set off to lick her wounds in the shelter of a small island in the Galapagos, Resolution Island. 159pp. Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 159 pages. Tags: h.m.s. charybdis third-class cruiser german naval squadron royal navy german armoured cruiser german ship galapagos resolution island german fighting ship
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Jorrocks' Jaunts & Jollities by Rovert Smith Surtees (£32.00)Publisher: Mellifont Press — 1948Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the spine ends and occasionally to the edges. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references.Notes: Size: 6¾" x 4¼". In the Mellifont Classics series. 253 pages. Tags: jovial victorian the cockney merchant adventures hunting racing coaching holiday making margate infectiously absurd fool heroes
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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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Laurel Crowns by Emma Marshall (£23.00)Publisher: James Nisbet & Co. — 1884Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Boards a little rubbed at extremities, slight fraying at head and tail. Leans. Frontis not loose but starting, flyleaf partially detached. Top edges tanned. Internally bright and clean.Description: …or Griselda's Aim. A Story for Brothers and Sisters. Illustrated frontispiece with further illustrations. 2pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Decorative boards. 405 pages. Tags: missions seamen queen’s navy merchant service vessels trade passengers great steamers fishing crafts whalers sailor-boy disobedience impatience dangers perils exiled
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On the Edge by Edward St. Aubyn (£23.00)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0701167254]Condition: Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.

From the cover: “Peter, a disaffected merchant banker in his mid-thirties, suffers a coup de foudre when he lays eyes on the delectable Sabine, and sets out on a reckless mission to track her down. His search takes him to some of the outposts of New Age culture, and there he finds something he wasn’t looking for.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". 234 pages. Tags: new age movement fiction culture disaffected merchant banker mission guardian prize wilder fringes alternative therapy edward aubyn 0701167254
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Monarchs of the Sea: The Great Ocean Liners by Kurt Ulrich (£22.00)Publisher: London: Taurus Parke — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860643736]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, untidy, tear at the head of the spine and light fading to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: The Navarino sailing into Venice. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “THE TITANIC SET SAIL on her maiden voyage on 10 April 1912, the ship represented the essence of glamour, romance, high technology and not a little frisson of danger in an age when travel by sea could still prove hazardous. But the mythology surrounding the Titanic has overshadowed the fact that this ship also represented a new age of transportation when commerce, the rapid expansion of the US economy and mass migration from Europe to North America was forging a new travel industry.

The disaster of the Titanic in no way inhibited the rapid development of luxury liners. The 60 years that followed the saga of the Titanic are laden with the names of even greater liners — the Imperator, Ile de France, Normandie, Empress of Britain, Bremen, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, SS United States, France and many others.

This book surveys the colourful history of sea travel, from the early days through to the age when the great luxury liners of the twentieth century ruled the waves. It portrays the imposing presence of the Imperator, the haughty grandeur of the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, the elegance and glitter of the Normandie and the France, the efficiency and style of the Bremen, the speed and the brash daring of the SS United States and finally the last of the great liners — the QE2, attempting, like Britain, to define a new role for itself without abandoning its traditions. Each great ship epitomised the designs and fashions of its age while at the same time representing the national aspirations of its flag nation. With national prestige at stake, competition between these ships — whether for elegance, luxury, technology or speed — was intense.

Through the pages of this lavishly illustrated book we not only witness the evolution of twentieth-century style and design which was encapsulated in the luxury liners, but also meet some of the icons of the century: the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Frank Sinatra.

No other book charts so beautifully the new generation of luxury ships that have inherited the seas. Today’s cruise liners, with names like Carnival Destiny, Pacific Princess and Song of Norway represent a new level of sophistication and have heralded a renaissance of interest in luxury ocean travel.”
Notes: Size: 12¾" x 12¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 264 pages. Tags: ocean liners pictorial works history 20th century merchant vessels ships
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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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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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Modern Ship Design by Thomas C. [Charles] Gillmer (£20.50)Publisher: Annapolis: United States Naval Institute — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0870213873]Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a heavy pull and wrinkle to the foot of the lower panel and a triangular crease and tear to the foot of the upper. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: 2nd printing. Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Appendices [4]; Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8¼". Black boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XI] 336 pages. Tags: naval architecture ships shipbuilding designs plans merchant fleets marine engineering ship designers vessel commercial design cargo hull propulsion turbines nuclear power automation architects engineers model basins shipyards
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Touching the Adventures… by J. Lennox Kerr (Ed.) (£20.50)Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co. — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. DJ somewhat edgeworn with a little loss at head, tail and edges. Small hole to upper panel, lower panel soiled. Top edges of text block dusty. Spotting to first and last gatherrs.Description: Touching the Adventures… of Merchantmen in the Second World War. The stories and poems in this book are written in widely varying styles, and from viewpoints that differ greatly, but each is stamped indelibly with the imprint that marks its author as a seafarer. The men of the Merchant Navy did their vital and perilous work during the war without trumpeting or fuss. 256pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Jacket Designed by Frank H. Mason. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve. Introduction / preface by John Masefield.
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The Times Atlas of the 20th Century: The Definitive Account of Our Century by Edited by Richard Overy (£19.50)Publisher: Times — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723007667]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with heavier rubbing to the spine ends.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with diagrams and maps. From the cover: “The Times Atlas of the 20th Century is a major new treatment of this century of paradox and progress. Its richly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and illustrations brings sharply into focus our century’s main themes and underlying problems. Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s colonial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the uncertain stumblings of the New World Order. Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced us throughout the century — the environment, health, science, leisure and technology. With over 200 full-colour maps and more than 300 photographs, the book is a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.”Notes: Size: 4to Royal (32 x 25cm Approx.). 239 pages. Tags: smoking-related austria-hungary democratization czechoslovakia russo-japanese reconstruction fundamentalism communications deforestation july-december modernization photochemical parliamentary confrontation mediterranean international concentration revolutionary organizations transcaucasus metropolitan super-powers unemployment affiliations bibliography tuberculosis land-holding commonwealth dam-building distribution peacekeeping dictatorship urbanization independence contributors motorization development eradication populations nationalism palestinian persecution afghanistan dissolution exploration nationalist performance consumption nazi-soviet convergence radioactive
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Boarding Party by James Leasor (£19.00)Publisher: London: William Heinemann — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434410268]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which has a little tanning overall. Leans slightly. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “In late 1942, when Allied fortunes stood at their lowest, German U-boats began to decimate shipping in the Indian Ocean. In one month alone they sank 46 ships, a total of 250,000 tons.

These U-boats were guided to their targets by a secret transmitter aboard a German ship which had sought shelter in the neutral harbour in the Portuguese colony of Goa, 400 miles south of Bombay. No action involving regular British forces could be taken against this ship for fear of infringing Portuguese neutrality — yet it was imperative to silence this transmitter. The result seemed stalemate — until someone remembered that in Calcutta, 1,400 miles away, some civilian merchants, bankers, solicitors and accountants belonged to a part-time territorial unit, The Calcutta Light Horse. They had joined because they liked riding and racing. Military activities were limited to an evening parade once a week — and often drinks at the bar constituted this parade. These civilians were asked to volunteer for a task no-one else could undertake — at their own risk and expense. If they failed, then the whole episode could be written off as a regrettable drunken prank that misfired.

The date for this strange and desperate assault was March 9th 1943. What happened when 18 middle-aged civilians formed their own boarding party — and the astonishing results — makes this one of the strangest, funniest and most exciting stories of war in the East, “
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 204 pages. Tags: 0434410268 india calcutta light horse history ehrenfels britain world war 1939-1945 naval operations british regimental histories campaigns daman sea military unit armed forces armies merchant navy indian ocean gulf bay bengal
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The Wonderful Story of London by Harold Wheeler (£18.50)Publisher: Odhams — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, boards a little faded, mottled fading to the corners. Light spotting to start and finish. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 512 pages. Tags: london westminster palaces english kings parliaments square mile merchant adventurers st. paul’s charles dickens taverns coffee-houses capital oxford street londoner smithfield tower hill tyburn st. barthoiomew-the-great newgate dead man’s walk amen court elizabeth fry the old bailey st. sepulchre’s church chepe cheapside francis drake thames spanish armada merchantmen great eastern millwall h.m.s. thunderer city london imperial volunteers london division south african war whittington gresham old lady threadneedle street basilica lloyds st. martin’s-in-the-fields jeremy bentham waxworks university college
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Radar Observer's Handbook for Merchant Navy Officers by W. [William] Burger (£18.00)Publisher: Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Limited — 1983Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0851744435]Condition: Good. Leans. Sticker residue to the first blank with a couple of spots on the first 5 or so leaves. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: 7th edition. [First Published: 1957] Includes supplement to replace pages 351-357 laid in. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". [XIII] 467 pages. Tags: burger 0851744435 radar navigation handbooks manuals seamanship technology engineering merchant navy shipping ships equipment electronics
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England Under the Stuarts by George Macaulay Trevelyan (£15.50)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1996Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good Slipcase. A few marks to the case and spine (which many well clean up in fact) otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Blue cloth with title plate to slipcase, similar to spine with additional gilt titling. Illustrated frontispiece with other illustrations.Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". 503 pages. Tags: gloucester navigation donnington winstanley devonshire mandeville jacobitism invitation succession monopolies revolution harrington conference buckingham discipline deposition sunderland reputation toleration opposition chancellor episcopacy knighthood shrewsbury instrument zuylestein government abjuration winnington assessment dissenters archbishop settlement cottington fitzharris malplaquet portsmouth manchester importance lauderdale authorized recruiting commission commercial engagement tyrconnell indulgence blue-water nottingham puritanism uniformity
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Moderne Handelsschiffe by K. H. Schwadtke (£15.50)Publisher: Hamburg: Eckardt & Messtorff — 1954Binding: Paperback Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Original dust wrapper has been replaced with a card wrapper with the upper panel, now very tatty, affixed. Pages lightly age-tanned, heavier in places and the edges with a little spotting throughout. The last few leaves are now loose as the binding weakens with age. Description: German language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6". 160 pages. Tags: schwadtke merchant ships
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British Shipping and World Competition by S. G. [Stanley George] Sturmey (£14.50)Publisher: London: University of London, The Athlone Press — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, with inexpert tape reinforcements, and a little faded. Price Clipped. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned. Pen ticks to a couple of items in the contents list. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise if slightly musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Tables; Contents: The Problem Defined; High Water: The Pre-1914 Period; War And Reconstruction; The Troubled Years: The Interwar Period; Nationalism In Shipping In The Interwar Years; The Birth Of Liberty; The Prosperous Age: The Post-War Period; Enemies Of Competition In The Postwar Years; Flags Of Convenience; Economics Of Shipping Enterprises; Ship Owning And Resource Allocation; Labour Relations And Labour Costs (Basil Mogridge); The Conference System; The Structure Of The British Industry; The Question Answered; Epilogue: The Future; Appendix: The Contribution Of British Shipping To The Balance Of Payments;

From the cover: “It is only since about 1900 that the British shipping industry has had to meet severe and increasing international competition; and between 1900 and 1960 British-registered tonnage has declined from over 45 per cent to under 16 per cent of the world total. In this important study Dr Sturmey traces the history of the industry in its international context, examines the various explanations that might be advanced for its relative decline, and considers its prospects for the future.

He suggests that no fully adequate cause can be found in any of the factors external to the British industry such as changes in the underlying competitive situation, interferences with the competitive process, wars, trade changes, or the repercussions of government policies not directly concerned with shipping; and that the position in which the industry now finds itself is essentially attributable to the operation of certain internal constraints on growth, which must be removed if the industry is to recover its buoyancy.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 436 pages. Tags: merchant marine britain shipping history indices trade freight rates british liner tramp labour force merchant twentieth century competition industry
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The Royal Yacht Britannia: Inside the Queen's Floating Palace by Brian Hoey (£14.00)Publisher: Patrick Stephens — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852605146]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper is slightly pulled at the head and tail of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “HM Yacht Britannia was used as a royal residence and for the promotion of British commercial interests from her launch in 1953 until decommissioning in late 1997, during which time she became the most famous ship in the world. She sailed more than one million miles, visited 135 countries and called at 600 ports. Britannia is now birthed at Leith Dockside, Edinburgh, where she is open to the public which never occurred during her days as a royal residence. Here, her full story is told from construction through to the present day. It includes a tour of the ship, including the state apartments, royal and crew accommodation, with photographs showing how they were when the ship was in service and how they are now in her fully restored condition..”Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: autobiography biography britain britannia covered dates general great historic history industries interest kingdom merchant monarchy period postwar royal royalty second ship shipbuilding shipping ships transportation travel united vessels war world yacht yachts
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Theoretical Naval Architecture by Edward L. [Lewis] Attwood & Herbert S. [Staddon] Pengelly (revised By Alfred J. Sims) (£14.00)Publisher: London, New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1953Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little marked in places, heavily to the spine. Malta Dockyard stamp to the first blank and foot of the text block. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams; Folding tables [3];Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 418 pages. Tags: naval architecture stability curves calculations trochoidal wave theory strength butt connections davits pillars derricks shaft brackets strains ships shearing force launching turning torques rudder horse-power resistance coefficients speed screw propulsion oscillation rolling pitching heaving vibration merchant ship problems
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A Life to Remember by William MacQuitty (£12.50)Publisher: Quartet — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0704327899]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the lower panel. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “An ant trapped in a block of amber, a brass Vishnu, an ivory Buddha, a blue faience Osiris — these were the emblems William MacQuitty discovered as a boy in an old deed-box in his parents’ house in Bangor, Northern Ireland. He vowed he would never be caught like the ant.

He became, as his old headmaster put it, ‘a luxury tramp’, a merchant banker of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China. Posted to Amritsar in 1926, he surveyed the twilight of the Raj with the sceptical eye of an Ulsterman. He became a member of the Auxiliary Punjab Light Horse, took up yoga and scandalized the memsahibs by consorting with natives. He encountered a haunting in a forest; met a sadhu (holy man) whose destiny seemed mysteriously linked with his own; entered into his first passionate romance with Kim, a beautiful Anglo-Indian girl; and witnessed the appalling Cawnpore massacre of 1931.

On the eve of the Second World War, amid the horrors of Shanghai under Japanese occupation, he resigned from the bank to be with his dying mother in Ireland. A new career in film production led to his making many important British documentaries and features of the 1940s and 1950s, from Out of Chaos, a film about the work of the war artists, to A Night to Remember, the first film to tell the authentic story of the sinking of the Titanic, a ship he had watched being launched in 1911. In 1959 he founded Ulster Television, one of the most successful of commercial television stations. Not long afterwards, his alternative though unadopted plan for preserving Abu Simbel after the building of the Aswan High Dam started him on yet another career as the writer-photographer of fifteen books.

A Life to Remember offers vivid glimpses of such friends as the unorthodox psychiatrist Wilhelm Stekel, the painter Stanley Spencer and the entertainer Beatrice Lillie; and of such legendary figures as the Dalai Lama and the Shah of Persia. With its richness of anecdote, humour and insight, it is one of the warmest and most entertaining books of personal memoirs to be published in recent years.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Arthur C. Clarke. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Turquoise titling to the Spine. 390 pages. Tags: and artists bank biography britain clark critics directors film-maker great henry history including india kenneth life macquitty moore motion northern photographers picture producers several social spencer stanley television who william with worked
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A New Kind of War by Anthony Price (£12.50)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Lightly bruised at top leading corners.Description: From the flap: “There was no Christmas Day, 1944, for the British Army in liberated Athens: General Scobie postponed it to enable his men to concentrate on defeating their former allies, the Greek communists. So it wasn’t until well into the New Year’s truce that Captain Frederick Fattorini, of the Royal Engineers set out to celebrate “Scobiemas” with his friend. Yet even then their trip to Delphi was spoilt when they blundered into Lieutenant David Audley engaged in unashamed truce-breaking on the orders of his Brigadier on the ridge above an ancient monastery. And it was that cruel accident — or was it an accident — that eventually brought Captain Fattorini to Occupied Germany as the newest and most bemused member of TRR-2. Ostensibly TRR-2 is searching advanced German technology, the only truly worthwhile legitimate loot remaining in that ruined country. But actually apart from its eccentric commander’s obsession with the massacre of the Roman army in the Teutoburg Forest in AD9 — TRR-2 still seems to be up to its old Greek game”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Tags: anthony price first editions 823’.914[f] pr6066.r5 british intelligence greece february 1945 germany war liberated athens greek communists royal engineers balkan mutual trust bank merchant banking house occupied germany trr-2 soldiering advanced german technology soldiers man-hunters special unit teutoburg forest
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Southern Steam Locomotive Survey: Bulleid Merchant Navy Pacifics by Edited by Ton Fairclough; Alan Wills; (£12.50)Publisher: D. Bradford Barton — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851532713]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs.Tags: Bulleid Merchant Navy Pacifics
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The 1 Glory — The Royal Navy 1914-1939 by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340623012]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the flap: “The author, an acclaimed historian, pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1939. Drawing on the personal stories of those who have served during this period, he has created a unique narrative history of the senior service. This book is a memorable and moving testament to the courage, spirit, skill and irrepressible humour of those who have served in the Navy in the first part of this century.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: submarines surface fleet air arm royal marines women’s naval service navy anti-submarine helicopters long-range maritime patrol aircraft navies forces effective shipping protection war dockyard nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine polaris hms type frigates corvus broadband chaff rocket sea harriers 800 squadron king helicopter marine divers commando training offshore vessel fireman
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The City of Light by Jacob D'Ancona (£12.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316639680]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “In 1990 distinguished academic David Selbourne was shown a remarkable manuscript which had been hidden from public view for over seven centuries. In it a scholarly Jewish merchant called Jacob described how in 1270 he had set out on a voyage from Italy, arriving in China at the coastal metropolis of Zaitun, the ‘City of Light’, in 1271 — four years before Marco Polo’s arrival at Xanadu in 1275. Now translated, edited and introduced by David Selbourne, The City of Light brings spectacularly to life Jacob’s encounter with one of the world’s great civilisations in a fascinating window into the mediaeval world.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Turquoise boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 392 pages. Tags: china zaitun mediaeval trader chinese society manners sung dynasty jews christians saracens middle ages lacobbe jacob d'ancona jewish scholar-merchant marco polo
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Red Duster, White Ensign: The Story of the Malta Convoys by Ian Cameron (£12.00)Publisher: London: Frederick Muller Limited — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a stain the length of the join of the lower panel affected the boards. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Top edge red; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Maps [3];

From the cover: “This book fills an important gap in the history of the Second World War, for the story of the convoys to Malta has never before been told. It is now accepted by British, German and Italian historians that Malta was the key to the Middle East; the task of the convoys which fought through with supplies to the “George Cross Island” was therefore of supreme importance.

Many of the true stories in this book are epics of the sea — outstanding examples of the courage and fine seamanship of the men of the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy. The author describes not only the thrilling incidents — the story of the Ohio and the Breconshire, for example — in all the principal convoys to Malta, but also the blockade runs made by individual merchantmen, and the attempts to re-provision the island by minelayer and submarine, as well as the aircraft-ferry operations, including those made by the U. S. aircraft-carrier Wasp.

But the fascination of this book is not confined to the accounts of the operations themselves, for the author takes us behind the scenes to disclose some startling differences of opinion over Malta among those responsible for the conduct of the war. While paying tribute to Sir Winston Churchill and many other high-ranking Naval officers, he is outspoken in his criticism of Chiefs of Staff who, as late as 1942, were demanding a withdrawal from “undefendable” Malta which, had it been carried out, could well have lost us the Middle East.

This book has been written with full Admiralty approval, and the author has been given access to unpublished and hitherto secret Naval records. He has also niter-viewed many of those who took part in the convoys; Fleet Air Arm and R. A. F. pilots, Naval officers, merchant seamen and Masters. The result is a full, authoritative and absorbing account of one of the most dangerous and exciting episodes of the war.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Eisner. Foreword or introduction by Captain S. W. Roskill. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 218 pages. Tags: cameron war 1939-1945 naval operations malta actions sea mediterranean adriatic aegean second convoys british campaigns international law history
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A New Kind of War by Anthony Price (£11.50)Publisher: Orion — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575041374]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Top edges of text block tanned slightly.Description: From the cover: “There was no Christmas Day, 1944, for the British Army in liberated Athens: General Scobie postponed it to enable his men to concentrate on defeating their former allies, the Greek communists. So it wasn’t until well into the New Year’s truce that Captain Frederick Fattorini, of the Royal Engineers set out to celebrate “Scobiemas” with his friend. Yet even then their trip to Delphi was spoilt when they blundered into Lieutenant David Audley engaged in unashamed truce-breaking on the orders of his Brigadier on the ridge above an ancient monastery. And it was that cruel accident — or was it an accident — that eventually brought Captain Fattorini to Occupied Germany as the newest and most bemused member of TRR-2. Ostensibly TRR-2 is searching advanced German technology, the only truly worthwhile legitimate loot remaining in that ruined country. But actually apart from its eccentric commander’s obsession with the massacre of the Roman army in the Teutoburg Forest in AD9 — TRR-2 still seems to be up to its old Greek game”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 254 pages. Tags: anthony price first editions 823’.914[f] pr6066.r5 british intelligence greece february 1945 germany war liberated athens greek communists royal engineers balkan mutual trust bank merchant banking house occupied germany trr-2 soldiering advanced german technology soldiers man-hunters special unit teutoburg forest
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An Actor and His Time by John Gielgud (£11.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0283985739]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of text block heavily tanned.Description: From the cover: “In this book, John Gielgud tells the story of his life in the theatre, of the plays he starred in, and directed, of the actors and actresses he worked with — from Mrs Patrick Campbell to Richard Burton — and of the theatres in which he has played, from New York to Rangoon. He also tells of the theatre he knew as a young man, the theatre that was run by the great actor/managers, men like Tree and du Maurier, and of the great actresses whose name alone could fill a theatre — Eleonora Duse, Sarah Bernhardt and, of course, his own great-aunt, Ellen Terry. With the aid of many photographs from his own collection, Sir John Gielgud has made this book not only a fascinating account of his own life, but also a well documented record of the last fifty years the British theatre.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 253 pages. Tags: acting john gielgud shakespearean parts david storey edward bond harold pinter film television radio productions ellen terry new theatre shakespeare tercentenary drury lane set design the merchant venice man land granada john powell john miller kate terry sir frank benson mabel terry-lewis eleonora duse phyllis neilson-terry poet
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Convoy!: Drama in Arctic Waters by Paul Kemp (£11.50)Publisher: Brockhampton — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1860199690]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight bow to the boards otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: First in this edition. [First: Arms & Armour, 1993] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Some of the most hard-fought naval actions of World War Two took place in the most northerly waters of the world — the Arctic Ocean. Ships progressively covered in ice, their crews steadfast in the bitter cold, battled through heavy seas, all the while under threat of attack from German submarines, aircraft and surface ships, as they braved the route from Britain to northern Russia.

The PQ/QP convoys began in late September 1941 and continued throughout the war. Despite pre-war ambivalence between Britain and Russia, the danger of the common enemy in Germany clearly dictated that all aid possible be provided — but the greatest challenge was yet again that of limited Allied naval resources being over-committed.

German forces were initially slow to react to the vulnerability of the regular, heavily laden convoys but quickly concentrated aircraft, submarines, destroyers and heavy ships in Norwegian bases. It was there, in her northern fiord lair, that Bismarck’s powerful sister-ship Tirpitz waited for the opportunity to intercept and prey upon the slow-moving convoys. Thus Britain was forced to retain large capital ship superiority close at hand to counter the threat of a heavy strike by these Kriegsmarine units.

Weather conditions made service on the PQ routes a constant battle to survive against the bitter wind, hard packed ice and sub-zero temperatures. Nevertheless, the supplies kept going through. And the cost to the Allies was high. For supplying the Russians with close on £500,000,000 worth of vital weapons, transport and ammunition, 18 warships and 104 merchant vessels were sunk. The materiel losses resulting from the debacle of Convoy PQ17 alone were the equivalent of a major land battle.

The Arctic convoys still exert a special fascination for the historian, and the exciting nature of the actions is well delivered in this new study by a popular naval writer. Paul Kemp sets the scene for the history of the convoys before a lively narrative covering their entire history. Highlights include a full section on PQ17 alone and a stirring account of the Battle of the North Cape.

Meticulously researched from original operational orders and reports, and including new Russian perspectives, this is an authoritative history as well as an entertaining narrative account of a fascinating period of naval history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 20th allied and arctic arms army attack blockades britain british campaigns century constant convoys covered dates forces from german great history lands maritime military naval navy new ocean operations other red regions royal russian seas second supplied the turbulent war warfare wide-ranging world
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Realising the Value of a Business by Barrie Pearson (£11.50)Publisher: Hawksmere — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 185418010X]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. A nice copy but let down by the dustwrapper being mylar protected and taped to the boards. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: A Buyers' and Sellers' Guide. The book offers comprehensive and practical 'how to' guidance for every step involved. It covers the sale of private companies and subsidiaries of groups, from considering alternatives to a sale through to a legally completed deal.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 144 pages. Tags: rationalisation non-executive investigation requirements fundamentals intellectual projections acquisition negotiating specialists declaration appointment accountants prospective shareholder intra-group information accountancy directors’ employment uniqueness separating compliance discounted investment techniques solicitors subsidiary approaches purchasers businesses completion downstream disclosure accounting continuity management memorandum valuation incentive effective purchaser statement interests eliminate structure agreement strategic ownership multiples negotiate
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Stalin's Silver by John Beasant (£11.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780747523444]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the upper panel notably ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “On the night of 28 August 1944 three torpedoes from the German submarine U-859 sank the American merchant ship USS John Barry in the Arabian Sea off the eastern seaboard of Oman. The holds of the Barry contained 3 million silver Saudi riyals worth $80 million and over $300 million in silver bullion. The 7200-ton ship broke into two pieces and sank to a depth of 8500 feet, more than one and a half miles. For forty-five years the great depth of the wreck ruled out any thoughts of salvage. However, in 1989 salvage rights were acquired by Sheikh Ahmed Farid al Aulaqi who engaged the French International Maritime Institute and Jean Roux, leader of the team which recovered artefacts from the Titanic. Roux and his team have developed technology which has resulted in an operation of deep-sea recovery never before possible. In Stalin’s Silver the story of the USS John Barry is recreated with the help of living survivors, including one of the German U-boat officers, and the mystery of the intended destination of $300 million in silver is resolved. Stalin’s Silver is as much a sensational story of politics and intrigue between governments during World War II as it is the story of the salvage of the world’s most valuable and mysterious sunken treasure.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 216 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 20th american arabian barry century combat covered dates east elite engineering forces history hydraulic john liberty merchant middle military naval operations role salvage sea second ships shipwrecks states stories submarine treasure troves true united war world
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The 1 Glory — The Royal Navy 1914-1939 by Max Arthur (£11.50)Publisher: Trafalgar Square — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340623012]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Acclaimed historian Max Arthur pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1939. Drawing on the personal stories of those who have served during this period, he has created a unique narrative history of the senior service. Through extensive research he has sought out and interviewed over thirty survivors of the First World War Royal Navy — Jutland, Gallipoli, Zeebrugge, Q ships, K boats and flying in the RNAS are recalled in their own words. There are vivid accounts from ten men who fought at Jutland, where over 6000 were killed and from two privates of the Royal Naval Division who tell of the horrors of trench fighting at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. All recall the rigours of training and discipline during the early days of this century, including the oldest survivor of the Royal Navy at 103 years old.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: hms admiralty send minelaying amphion mined gloucester birmingham sinks first enemy submarine british expeditionary force heligoland warship pathfinder armed merchant cruisers carmania trafalgar south atlantic pegasus sunk ships aboukir hogue cressy u-9 royal naval division undaunted destroyers hermes coronel good hope monmouth spee’s squadron admiral craddock dardanelles sms emden destroyed
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The British Sailor by Richard Garrett (£11.50)Publisher: Wayland — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 085340402X]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Price Clipped. Text bright and tight.Description: Traces the story of this amazing breed of men from the sixteenth century to the present day. In a narrative which is packed with anecdotes, the author deals with such diverse matters as the fight to overcome scurvy, the workings of the press gang, the effect of Lord nelson on conditions in the Royal navy, and life on board windjammers. The result is a fascinating social document richly illustrated by a wealth of black and white and colour pictures.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". 128 pages. Tags: Agincourt Beresford Brunel Isambard Kingdom Cape St. Vincent Crimean War Cunard Samuel Diaz Bartholomew east India Company Golden Hind Goliath Hudson’s Bay Company Jutland Merchant Shipping Acts Napoleonic Wars Nastyface P&O Line piracy privat
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The Call of the Sea: Britain's Maritime Past 1900-1960 by Steve Humphries (£11.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780563387220]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “ The Call of the Sea, and the television series which it accompanies, is a unique record of Britain’s maritime past told through the memories of ordinary people in whose lives the sea played a central role.

As an island, Britain has always retained strong links with the sea. The Call of the Sea evokes many of the greatest of Britain’s maritime traditions, such as the history of our Naval power, the fishing industry and the sea-rescue services.

Before the Second World War Britain was the greatest seafaring nation in the world. However, a life at sea was one of the most dangerous and uncomfortable that anyone could choose. On some occasions the appalling conditions drove crews to mutiny. Dramatic stories of shipwreck, survival and rescue are all part of maritime history. The Call of the Sea includes many incredible tales of adventure and heroism, some of the most amazing of which involve women mariners who defied convention to brave the dangers of a life at sea.

The Call of the Sea is a fascinating history of our maritime heritage, bringing the past to life and painting a vivid picture of what it was really like to live and work at sea..”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". 192 pages. Tags: 9780563387220 50941 20th century great britain history shipping transportation biography british irish royal navy studies navigation seafaring life naval autobiography collective unit histories navies the present day sailors merchant seaman marine military women units service wrens wrns biographical dates covered 1900-1960 from maritime united kingdom historic steve humphries 056338722x first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Navy in Action by Taffrail [Captain Taprell Dorling] (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1940Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper faded, worn and torn with loss at head of spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans slightly. Top edges of text block tanned. Offset to endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 224 pages. Tags: admiral graf spee altmark battles the fiords navy holland destroyers boulogne story dunkirk convoys mine warfare sea trawler navy scapa flow tragedy the lusitania british empire sea power h.m.s. ships ajax exeter achilles admiral graf river plate narvik merchant navy fishing fleets royal navy merchant navy great sea services
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Their Finest Hour by Winston S. Churchill (£11.50)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1949Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded, heavily sunned at the spine, with loss at the head of the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: Volume II.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the The Second World War series. 684 pages. Tags: the battle france dunkirk home defence the bordeaux armistice admiral darlan the french fleet operation sea lion battle britain blitz destroyers dakar vichy spain mussolini attacks gkeece lend-lease ocean peril merchant tonnage aircraft strength german advances battle arras may 21-22 western flank french army lnfantry divisions german invasion plan main fleets mediterranean
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Twilight For The Gods by Ernest [Kellogg] Gann (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1956Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with short tears at the spine ends and corners. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Issued on First Publication by the Book Society. From the cover: “Cannibal was an old, all but worn-out barquentine, though to her Master and Captain, David Bell, and others who loved the ways of sail, she still had beauty. When he put out from Tahiti in 1927 with a cargo of copra and a full complement of passengers in her four cabins, the Captain pinned his faith on his ship and on seamanship. Before long, and not without reason, there were those aboard who were saying he had pushed his luck too far.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: battleship adventures destroyers submarine seafaring maritime merchant cruisers novellas nautical sailing fiction battles cruiser frigate warship torpedo stories novels vessel marine dinghy liner naval ships craft ship boat sea
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A Guide to Wines, Spirits, Beers, Ciders & Perries by Andrea Hargrave; Geoffrey Smallwood; (£10.50)Publisher: Malt House Vintners — 1996Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Small mark to the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: A guide to the wines bottled and supplied by Malt House, with illustrations of the lables, taste notes and maps.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6". 64 pages. Tags: acid acidity aramon aroma aromatic assessing associations astringent baked balance basic beaujolais beaune blanc blind blowsy bodied bordeaux botrytis bouquet breathe burgundy cabernet cachous capturing carbonic carbonique carignan cedarwood chablis chardonnay chasselas chateau chenin chianti cinerea claret classed cloning clubs colour condrieu cork corked corky cote cru decanter delicate depth distinct
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Manual of Seamanship Volume II B.R. 67 (2/51) by Anon. (£10.50)Publisher: London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Reprinted 1956, incorporating Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 and other amendments not issued through the A. F. O. P series. Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Appendices [3]; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Colour Plates [13]; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XIII] 831 pages. Tags: seamanship britain ship recognition warships recognition merchant ships officers seamen naval cadets seaman paravanes minesweeping hawsers anchors communications steering tides tidal ships’ compasses compass pilotage
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Stalin's Silver by John Beasant (£10.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0747523444]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper notably rubbed. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. From the cover: “On the night of 28 August 1944 three torpedoes from the German submarine U-859 sank the American merchant ship USS John Barry in the Arabian Sea off the eastern seaboard of Oman. The holds of the Barry contained 3 million silver Saudi riyals worth $80 million and over $300 million in silver bullion. The 7200-ton ship broke into two pieces and sank to a depth of 8500 feet, more than one and a half miles. For forty-five years the great depth of the wreck ruled out any thoughts of salvage. However, in 1989 salvage rights were acquired by Sheikh Ahmed Farid al Aulaqi who engaged the French International Maritime Institute and Jean Roux, leader of the team which recovered artefacts from the Titanic. Roux and his team have developed technology which has resulted in an operation of deep-sea recovery never before possible. In Stalin’s Silver the story of the USS John Barry is recreated with the help of living survivors, including one of the German U-boat officers, and the mystery of the intended destination of $300 million in silver is resolved. Stalin’s Silver is as much a sensational story of politics and intrigue between governments during World War II as it is the story of the salvage of the world’s most valuable and mysterious sunken treasure.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 20th american arabian barry century combat covered dates east elite engineering forces history hydraulic john liberty merchant middle military naval operations role salvage sea second ships shipwrecks states stories submarine treasure troves true united war world
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The Call of the Sea: Britain's Maritime Past 1900-1960 by Steve Humphries (£10.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 056338722X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “ The Call of the Sea, and the television series which it accompanies, is a unique record of Britain’s maritime past told through the memories of ordinary people in whose lives the sea played a central role.

As an island, Britain has always retained strong links with the sea. The Call of the Sea evokes many of the greatest of Britain’s maritime traditions, such as the history of our Naval power, the fishing industry and the sea-rescue services.

Before the Second World War Britain was the greatest seafaring nation in the world. However, a life at sea was one of the most dangerous and uncomfortable that anyone could choose. On some occasions the appalling conditions drove crews to mutiny. Dramatic stories of shipwreck, survival and rescue are all part of maritime history. The Call of the Sea includes many incredible tales of adventure and heroism, some of the most amazing of which involve women mariners who defied convention to brave the dangers of a life at sea.

The Call of the Sea is a fascinating history of our maritime heritage, bringing the past to life and painting a vivid picture of what it was really like to live and work at sea.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: 9780563387220 50941 20th century great britain history shipping transportation 1900 2000 biography british irish royal navy studies navigation seafaring life naval autobiography collective unit histories navies the present day sailors merchant seaman marine military women units service wrens wrns biographical dates covered 1900-1960 from maritime united kingdom historic steve humphries 056338722x first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Mary Rose by Margaret Rule (£10.50)Publisher: Conway Maritime Press — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851772552]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Internally bright and clean.Description: 224pp.Tags: large-calibre clinker-built poppenruyter gunfounding archaeology coordinated pleasaunce fire-power hunsdyche sixteenth foundries fifteenth efficient humphrey merchant recovery ordnance standing historic nautical defences planking medieval limited salvage clinker rigging century channel coastal kathryn England english history battery foundry running wrecks carvel king’s walker hiring cannon london trust henry fleet ships hulls simon giles viii navy mary guns rose the
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