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La Construction Navale Francaise/The French Shipbuilding Industry by S. E. D. E. P. (£162.00)Publisher: Paris: Groupement D'Exportation de Navires et D'Engins de Mer en Acier — 1950Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Compliment slip from G. E. N. E. M. A. laid in along with an erratum slip and note regarding the screw binding to accomodate additional material to newly produced vessels.Notes: Size: 10" x 13". Blue boards with White & Red titling to the Upper Board. Tags: french shipyards trefwoorden wharfs shipbuilding scheepsbouw schiffbau france ports docks naval navy marine ships boats tankers
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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Chantier et Ateliers de Saint-Nazaire (Penhoet): Chantier de Penhoet, Saint-Nazaire, Chantier de Normandie, Grand-Quevilly Near Rouen by Anon (£104.00)Publisher: Saint-Nazaire: Societe des Chantier et Ateliers — 1950Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Glassine over wrapper tanned and a little edgeworn. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and a little discoloured. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs; This book has been printed on special “vélin de rives” paper. The French edition is limited to four thousand copies four hundred of which are numbered. The English edition is limited to one thousand copies one hundred of which are numbered. This copy is an unnumbered of the English edition. Includes a laid in compliment card from the firm.Notes: Size: 12" x 9½". 78 pages. Tags: french shipbuilding ships shipyards docks vessels normandy shipyard grand-quevilly rouen port laporte construction cargo tankers barges constructing hulls penhoet yard parsons steam turbine charles-roux first vessel diesel engine ship
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Naval Vessels 1887-1945 Mitsubishi Zosen Built by Shizuo Fukui (£64.00)Publisher: Tokyo: Mitsubishi Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd. — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little faded and marked in places. Errata slip appears to have been clipped and pasted in where required with some photos blank, marked as photo required. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [Some pasted on]; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 8½" x 11¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 108 pages. Tags: fukui marine naval engineering ships trade industry manufacturing japan warships shipbuilding mitsubishi
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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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
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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The British Navy: Its Strength, Resources, and Administration Volume II. Part II. Miscellaneous Subjects Connected with Shipbuilding for the Purposes of War by Thomas Brassey (£46.00)Publisher: London: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1882Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with damage, now tape covered, to the bottom corner of the lower board. Rubbed at the joins and a little faded at the spine. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout, heavier to start and finish. Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¼". Ruled, gilt illustrated & blind-stamped Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 421 [2] pages. Tags: naval affairs board admiralty navy dockyard administration shipping ironclads vessels british navies monitors armoured ships war mastless turret-ships bow-battery barbette shipbuilding essays papers opinions policy dockyards reserves training parliamentary speeches letters
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Model Ships and Power Boats Vol 1. No. 3 March 1948 - Vol. 3 No. 25 January 1950 by Anon. (£43.00)Publisher: London: Percival Marshall & Co. Ltd. — 1948Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Diagrams; Advertisements; Plans;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: ship models periodicals shipbuilding ships
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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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Warships and Their Story by R. A. Fletcher (£42.00)Publisher: London, New York, Toronto & Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Ltd. — 1911Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Description: Illustrated by way of: Top Edges Gilt; Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Frontispiece with Tissue-guard;Notes: Illustrated by Charles Dixon (Frontis). Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Blind-stamped & Ruled Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board with Vignette. [XXII] 348 pages. Tags: naval warships shipbuilding history steam navigation iron ships war broadside turret armoured action battleships cruisers guns projectiles armour
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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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
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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Naval Development in the Century by Nathaniel Barnaby (£34.00)Publisher: Toronto, Philadelphia: The Linscott Publishing Company; London, Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers — 1904Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with wrinkling to the covers of both boards. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Hinges weak. Text complete, clean and tight but with a little scattered spotting. Description: Number 19 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Tables;Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Olive boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Nineteenth Century series. 468 pages. Tags: nineteenth century naval art science history shipping britain line-of-battle rams torpedoes torpedo boats mercantile marine steam speeds sea watertight subdivision progress united states navy british panics influence suez canal development shipbuilding military
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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Flagship Hood: The Fate of Britain's Mightiest Warship by Alan Coles & Ted Briggs (£33.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 070903542X]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". [XII] 269 pages. Tags: hood ship history battle cruiser cruisers warships great britain world war 1939-1945 naval operations british 20th century unit histories navies 1900 the present day individual ships hms royal navy 1918-1941 military europe transportation shipbuilding alan coles 070903542x ted briggs
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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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
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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Maritime Guide by Lloyd's Register Of Shipping (£31.00)Publisher: London: Lloyd's Register of Shipping — 1994Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Ex-Military Library: Library stamp to the first & last blanks; Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Contains: Plans; Book mark in pocket to the front pastedown.Notes: Size: 11½" x 9¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: shipping directories ship registers marine insurance dry docks shipbuilding shipping-lists vessels tonnage serials 02646420
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22

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The Shipwright's Trade by Westcott Abell (£29.00)Publisher: Cambridge at The University Press — 1948Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans slightly. First blank removed and faint numerals to the spine suggest a library copy but no further marks within the text which is clean and tight overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Graphs; Black & White Plates [29]; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Plans;Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 219 pages. Tags: technology engineering shipwrights roman ships viking english burrell phineas pett east india company brunel ironclads composite clipper-ships engines oil royal dockyards shipbuilding history britain architecture naval
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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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
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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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
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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Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects: Volume LIII. Part II. Jubilee Meetings by R. W. Dana (£27.00)Publisher: London: The Institution of Naval Architects — 1911Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Hinges tape-reinforced front and rear, very tidily. Pages lightly age-tanned. Tissue guard to the frontis torn at the foredge and a little faded. Description: Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Tables; Black & White Photographs; Fold-out Plans; Graphs; Tables; Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; Deckled Edges;Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVII]367 pages. Tags: dana naval architecture royal institution architects institutions societies periodicals science shipbuilding marine engineering language publication english
P&P: UK 1st £9.75. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £15.56. EU Air £15.35. ROW Surface £15.56. ROW Air £29.22

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The 100-gun Ship Victory by John McKay (£24.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 085177444X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine, otherwise very pleasant. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 10¼. Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Anatomy of the Ship series. 119 pages. Tags: anatomy ship victory man war britain royal navy warships history maritime engineering naval forces warfare weapons equipment british irish united kingdom military transportation ships shipbuilding technology europe design construction
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Warship Volume XIII 1989 by Edited By Robert Gardiner (£24.00)Publisher: Conway Maritime Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851775306]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: gardiner 0851775306 warships navies naval forces warfare shipbuilding technology engineering history specific military periodicals
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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
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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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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The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by C. [Charles] Nepean Longridge (£20.50)Publisher: Hemel Hempstead: Model & Allied Publications Limited — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0853440913]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 6th impression. [First Edition: 1955] Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Plans [12]; Black & White Plates [50]; Black & White Drawings [183];

From the cover: “Nelson’s history has been written from every possible angle, but this is not so with his ships. Such information as there is about the ships is buried in contemporary books on Naval Architecture; only the expert can sift it and present it in a usable form. In doing this, Dr. Longridge’s work becomes a veritable treasure trove for the naval historian and ship modeller. H. M. S. Victory is the supreme example of the ships of the period, and fortunately she is still in existence. The original draughts of 1765 have been preserved, as have also the drawings used in the restoration of the ship in 1922. The author was thus able to compile from authentic sources and his model of the Victory now occupies a prominent position in the Science Museum at South Kensington.

The illustrations are a unique feature, they include a set of photographs, now made available to the general public, showing the interior construction of H. M. S. Victory and H. M. S. Implacable, the latter being taken only a few days before she was scuttled.

There are nearly 200 line drawings, designed by E. Bowness, A. R. I. N. A. , and executed by G. F. Campbell, Assoc. M. R. I. N. A. , ranging from elaborate perspective drawings of the complex gear at the fore top and crosstrees to the simplest detail. The folding plates by G. F. Campbell include lines, inboard and outboard profile, deck plans of the hull, standing and running rigging plans, and a complete belaying pin plan.

Such an analysis of the ship of this period has never before been attempted and the ship lover, the naval architect and the ship modeller of today is fortunate in having such a work.”
Notes: Jacket designed by E. Bowness. Illustrated by E. Bowness & G. F. Campbell. Size: 9¾" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XII] 283 pages. Tags: hull construction ships model planking coppering decks deck guns quarter assembly rigging masts spars victory ship implacable man-of-war models shipbuilding britain history 18th century manuals shipping maritime model-making
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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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The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by C. [Charles] Nepean Longridge (£18.00)Publisher: Watford: Model & Allied Publications — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0853440913]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, some small nicks, which is tanned overall notably at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Description: Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Plans [12]; Black & White Plates [50]; Black & White Drawings [183];

From the cover: “Nelson’s history has been written from every possible angle, but this is not so with his ships. Such information as there is about the ships is buried in contemporary books on Naval Architecture; only the expert can sift it and present it in a usable form. In doing this, Dr. Longridge’s work becomes a veritable treasure trove for the naval historian and ship modeller. H. M. S. Victory is the supreme example of the ships of the period, and fortunately she is still in existence. The original draughts of 1765 have been preserved, as have also the drawings used in the restoration of the ship in 1922. The author was thus able to compile from authentic sources and his model of the Victory now occupies a prominent position in the Science Museum at South Kensington.

The illustrations are a unique feature, they include a set of photographs, now made available to the general public, showing the interior construction of H. M. S. Victory and H. M. S. Implacable, the latter being taken only a few days before she was scuttled.

There are nearly 200 line drawings, designed by E. Bowness, A. R. I. N. A. , and executed by G. F. Campbell, Assoc. M. R. I. N. A. , ranging from elaborate perspective drawings of the complex gear at the fore top and crosstrees to the simplest detail. The folding plates by G. F. Campbell include lines, inboard and outboard profile, deck plans of the hull, standing and running rigging plans, and a complete belaying pin plan.

Such an analysis of the ship of this period has never before been attempted and the ship lover, the naval architect and the ship modeller of today is fortunate in having such a work.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Douglas E. A. Bowness. Illustrated by E. Bowness & G. F. Campbell. Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 283 pages. Tags: longridge bowness campbell victory ship implacable man-of-war h.m.s. man war models shipbuilding britain history 18th century model ships line construction manuals 9780853440918
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The Employer's Challenge by H. A. Clegg; Rex Adams (£15.50)Publisher: Basil Blackwell — 1957Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some nicks at the head, tail and the tips. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Signed by the author [Rex Adams] on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. A study of the National Shipbuilding and Engineering dispute of 1957. From the introduction: “During 1956 the Leverhulme Trustees made a grant to Nuffield College for research in industrial relations over a period of seven years. The College thereupon began to plan projects to be carried out within the terms of the grant, and work commenced in the autumn of 1956. When a national shipbuilding strike was called in March 1957, and followed by an engineering strike, it seemed such an important event within the field of industrial relations that other work was temporarily laid aside to permit us to concentrate on a study of the strike. This book is the result.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 179 pages. Tags: indusrial relations industrial peace war-time system wage policies the labour government pattern wage increases conservative wage policies engineering shipbuilding industries collective bargaining price-freeze wage negotiations unions trades union congress strike engineering wage settlements t.u.c. british employers’ confederation chancellor nationalized boards association british chambers commerce national union manufacturers price stability private industry macmillan industrial disputes tribunal petrol duty railway staff national union railwaymen ministry labour shipbuilding court inquiry
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Naval Shipbuilders of the World: From the Age of Sail to the Present Day by Robert J. Winklareth (£14.00)Publisher: London: Chatham Publishing — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 186176121X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “While the design and service histories of warships are well covered in print, until now there has been no single-volume guide to the companies and state yards which built them. This encyclopaedic new work fills that gap, with concise ‘biographies’ of the shipbuilders, describing their corporate development, highlights in their histories, and listing the major ships they built. International in coverage, the book is divided by country, by region and by yard, and is illustrated throughout with maps and plans showing the locations of the builders and the ground layout of the most important shipyards at significant dates in their history. The book also includes details of naval bases and repair facilities, while a general introduction points out the salient features of warship development over three centuries, from wood and canvas to the technology of steam, steel and electronics in order to explain the changes in the world’s shipbuilding industries. This comprehensive guide has a place on the bookshelf of any naval historian or enthusiast.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 384 pages. Tags: 186176121x shipbuilding industry history navy-yards naval stations shipyards warships design construction architecture trade manufacturing administration organisation law engineering dock yards
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Norie's Nautical Tables: With an Explanation of Their Use by Edited by Captain A. G. Blance (£14.00)Publisher: St. Ives: Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson — 1981Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0852880723]Condition: Very Good. Description: Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 546 pages. Tags: navigation tables seamanship nautical astronomy sailing ships shipbuilding sports recreation boating travel maps atlases
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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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Contemporary British Industrial Relations by Sid Kessler; Fred Bayliss; (£13.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333641329]Condition: Very Good. Spine lightly creased. Corners showing a little wear. Internally bright and clean.Description: 324pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Tags: hydro-electricity petro-chemicals computerization nationalization rationalization interdependence house-building anglo-american reorganization petrochemicals technological cinematograph international shipbuilders' co-ordination participation concentration technologists mechanization metallurgical amalgamations unemployment shipbuilding directorates broadcasting universities co-operation intervention co-operative organization agricultural certificates distribution interlocking significance productivity corporations associations safeguarding association comparative expenditure maintenance engineering electricity competition conservancy restrictive electronics consumption combination
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Lost Subs: From the Hunley to the Kursk, the Greatest Submarines Ever Lost: and Found by Spencer Dunmore (£13.00)Publisher: Toronto: Da Capo Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0306811405]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. First blank has a vertical crease where it's been trapped under the upper board. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Technical consultant, J. David Perkins. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “In the summer of 2000, the fates of two very different submarines made headlines around the world. On August 8, the Confederate sub H. L. Hunley, sunk 136 years ago during the American Civil War, was raised at Charleston, South Carolina. Four days later, the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk exploded and plunged to the floor of the Barents Sea. Between the stories of these two lost submarines lies most of the history of men and warfare under the seas.

In gripping text and powerful images, Lost Subs chronicles the evolution of the submarine — from Robert Fulton’s early experiments to the famous German U-boats of both world wars; from Imperial Japan’s I-52 to the Cold War nuclear subs Thresher and Scorpion. Thanks to revolutionary new technology, divers and deep-sea submersibles are giving scientists unprecedented access to these lost subs, and shedding new light on both their creation and their destruction.

With state-of-the-art underwater photography, this definitive illustrated history vividly brings to life an amazing underwater museum. Fascinating cutaway diagrams and a wealth of archival photographs and paintings re-create these vessels in their prime and help answer many of the questions that have surrounded their sinkings. Here is a saga as current as today’s headlines, filled with mystery, drama and daring.”
Notes: Illustrated by Jonathan Blair & Brian Skerry (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Dr. Robert D. Ballard. Size: 9¼" x 10¼. Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 179 pages. Tags: submarines ships submarine disasters history world military war transportation naval shipbuilding spencer dunmore jonathan blair brian skerry photos robert ballard 0306811405 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Germany's Army and Navy by Pen and Picture Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities by Gustav A. Sigel with Major-General von Specht (£12.50)Publisher: London: Bracken Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1851703284]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Parallel German & English texts. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;Notes: Size: 13¼" x 9¼". Bllue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 136 pages. Tags: germany armed forces german army modernised prussian ministry war staff franco-austrian bismarck reforms schlieffen plan navy tirpitz techniques steel shipbuilding political
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Guide to the Archaeological Sites of Britain by Peter Clayton (£12.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Fine - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: There are in Britain over 2,000 archaeological sites - mostly prehistoric and Roman - that can be visited. They range in size from the faint indications of a partially ploughed out barrow ( ancient burial mound) to complete circuits of wall like those at the Saxon Shore fort of Pevensey. What the visitor needs, when wandering around an ancient site, is some background information which will bring the past to life. And here it is. Mono illustrations throughout.Tags: adopts ages aggradation agriculture amphitheatres amphorae ancient anglia anglo-saxon animals antiquities antler archaeology architectural archiving artefacts ash-houses avenue awls axes bags bailey balls bandits barns barrows baths beacons bed bee-bole beehive bee-keeping beginnings bibbings biological block boiling-mounds bone borders boundaries boundary brae bricks brick-work bridges britain broadswords bronze brooches buildings bull-rings
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The Macmillan and Silk Cut Yachtsman's Handbook by Edited by R. L. Hewitt & I. J. Lees-Spalding (£12.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333365445]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Slip case slightly rubbed in places but pleasant overall.Description: Illustrated with line drawings, diagrams, maps and colour plates for the flags. From the cover: “Designed to complement The MacMillan Silk Cut Nautical Almanac, this text covers a wide range of seamanship and information for boat owners to the standards required by the Yachtmaster (offshore) Certificate set by the RYA and Department of Transport. Includes information on: multihulls and the fundamentals of yacht racing; satellite navigation; position fixing systems; sight reduction methods; the use of calculators and personal computers; boat handling; and legal matters.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7½". 454 pages. Tags: and boating boats business cruising economics engineering etc for general handbooks industries manuals marine maritime motor nautical navigation power recreation reference sailing seamanship shipbuilding ships sports technology trades transportation works yachting yachts
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Japanese Heavy Cruisers Myoko and Takao Classes by Steve Backer (£11.50)Publisher: London: Chatham Publishing — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1861762216]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Number 5 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Illustrated by George Richardson. Size: 11¾" x 8¼". In the Shipcraft series. 64 pages. Tags: shipcraft cruisers warships models japan world war 1939-1945 naval operations japanese myoko class takao ship model-making military vehicles forces warfare transportation ships shipbuilding general kaigun history design construction
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Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived by Andrew Wilson (£11.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1847377300]Condition: Very Good — in Very 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. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “In the early hours of 15 April 1912, the Atlantic Ocean was alive with the sound of screaming as 1,500 men, women and children of the once majestic liner Titanic were struggling to stay alive in the icy waters.

Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, a deathly silence settled over the sea. The echoes of that night reverberated through the lives of each of the 705 survivors, and Shadow of the Titanic tells their extraordinary story.

Although we think we know the story of the Titanic — the famously unsinkable ship that hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America — little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did they cope in the aftermath of this horrific event? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night, a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town?

Today, one hundred years after that fateful voyage, this book will shed new light on this enduringly fascinating story, seen through the eyes of those who survived.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 391 pages. Tags: titanic steamship biography shipwreck victims north atlantic ocean survival shipwrecks maritime history ships boats interest 1900 1914 military naval transportation shipbuilding waterways gen andrew wilson 1847377300 first editions firsts printings 1st
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South Devon: Combe, Tor and Seascape by Anne Born (£11.50)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575032499]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “If the map is tilted to the left South Devon assumes the shape of Britain, with Exeter at John O’Groats and Plymouth as Land’s End. The eastern limit is the sea and the western the A38 road that skirts the southern border of Dartmoor National Park. Anne Born presents here a detailed and affectionate portrait of this uniquely beautiful region, with its awesome, majestic moorland, its tranquil wooded rivers and its magnificent coastline.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: exeter ashburton princetown dartmoor floods buckfastleigh south brent south hams seascape plymouth exeter cathedral close totnes castle bowerman’s nose dartmoor hanger farm cornwood hexworthy bridge widecombe-in-the-moor wooden dredger teign estuary torquay berry head brixham old brixham buttermarket kingswear torcross slapton sands salcombe north sands bay wembury drake plymouth hoe citadel plymouth royal albert bridge geology climate scenery vegetation archaeology history people region devonshire people piracy smuggling secluded coves maritime history medieval walled town shipbuilding farming mining quarrying
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The Decline and Rise of British Industry by David Clutterbuck & Stuart Craine (£11.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852510307]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: From the flap: “Has Britain really recovered from its decades-long industrial decline? What has to be done to maintain the recovery? And how did our industry become so uncompetitive in the first place? Here are the facts and the statistics behind the collapse of British industrial power and influence between the end of the Second World War and the late 1970s, and the subsequent return to apparent health in the Thatcherite years. Views vary widely on the causes of the decline; yet there is a remarkable degree of agreement as to what needs to be done to continue the recovery. Continue is the key word, for though the patient is off the critical list, he is far from dancing with rude health.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 388 pages. Tags: hydro-electricity petro-chemicals computerization nationalization rationalization interdependence house-building anglo-american reorganization petrochemicals technological cinematograph international shipbuilders' co-ordination participation concentration technologists mechanization metallurgical amalgamations unemployment shipbuilding directorates broadcasting universities co-operation intervention co-operative organization agricultural certificates distribution interlocking significance productivity corporations associations safeguarding association comparative expenditure maintenance engineering electricity competition conservancy restrictive electronics consumption combination
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British Industry by J. H. Dunning; C. J. Thomas; (£10.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1968Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 090589742]Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps which are a little tanned. Text complete, clean and tight overall but the glue is weakened at the last page of the index. A fragile copy.Description: What have been the main developments in British industry since 1914 and how will its future prospects be affected by such issues at State control, automation and the Common Market.Notes: Jacket designed by Ralph Mabey. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Universal Library series. 242 pages. Tags: hydro-electricity petro-chemicals computerization nationalization rationalization interdependence house-building anglo-american reorganization petrochemicals technological cinematograph international shipbuilders' co-ordination participation concentration technologists mechanization metallurgical amalgamations unemployment shipbuilding directorates broadcasting universities co-operation intervention co-operative organization agricultural certificates distribution interlocking significance productivity corporations associations safeguarding association comparative expenditure maintenance engineering electricity competition conservancy restrictive electronics consumption combination
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Great Battles of the Royal Navy by Eric Grove (£10.50)Publisher: Colour Library Direct — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 185833845X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Great Battles of the Royal Navy As Commemorated in the Gunroom, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. From the flap: “With 25 battles selected, discussed and assessed by an international author team and superbly illustrated by colour paintings and contemporary photographs and prints, ‘Great Battles of the Royal Navy’ is a superb visual and historical tribute to the great traditions of Britain’s navy, from the earliest days, through the long centuries when the ‘wooden walls’ both protected the British Isles from invasion and helped build a world empire, to the wars of the twentieth century. It will delight all with an interest in the sea, its ships and the greatest actions fought over 1100 years of naval warfare.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Size: 10" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: transportation shipbuilding cunningham operations traditions finisterre copenhagen sluys1340 seafaring trafalgar duckworth falklands stopford cochrane falkland maritime jellicoe military glorious quiberon woodward british warfare passaro vincent kingdom russell pessaro defence james’s aboukir saintes sturdee history britain jutland battles islands matapan domingo harwood england general taranto united lyster armada fraser rodney nelson alfred
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Hornblower's Navy: Life At Sea In The Age Of Nelson by Steve Pope (£10.50)Publisher: London: Orion — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0752817744]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper actually pleasant but let down by a 1" closed, tightly, tear to the foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Glossary; Portraits; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “C. S. Forester’s great fictional commander inhabits a time of real heroes and adventurers unique in the illustrious history of the Royal Navy. In two decades of almost continuous warfare after 1793, His Majesty’s warships and their crews achieved a blend of skill and inspiration that swept aside all possible rivals, kept powerful invaders at bay, and made its blockades a noose to strangle Britain’s enemies. Ultimately opposed by every other sea power on earth, Hornblower’s Navy triumphed to emerge as the first truly global fighting force and the prime arbiter of world affairs for a hundred years to come.

This book tells the extraordinary truth behind the dash and glory of Hornblower and his times. It tells of a service redefined by Jervis, Nelson and a new breed of fighting commanders. It explains the Navy’s vital roles as both sword and shield of a British Empire in crisis. It describes St. Vincent, the Nile, Trafalgar and the other epic battles that announced a new epoch in naval history, and it sheds light on the one defeat, by an infant US Navy, that hinted at a distant new order. Above all, it takes the reader inside the amazing world of the Navy’s floating fortresses, and reveals the brutal, dramatic lives and deaths of the men on the frontiers of human endeavour.

Lavish illustrations, many of them selected from contemporary sources, complement the text to complete a spectacular and enthralling picture of the phenomenal war machine that was Hornblower’s Navy.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 111 pages. Tags: britain royal navy military hornblower horatio fictitious fiction history naval 18th century maritime forces warfare united kingdom ships shipbuilding technology engineering
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Jane's Warship Recognition Guide by Keith Faulkner (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0004709810]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the slightly bowed spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. This is a comprehensive guide to modern warships. It provides technical specifications and illustrations of each warship showing key recognition points. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 5" x 7½". 541 pages. Tags: reference recognition technology engineering warships handbooks manuals history military naval forces warfare ships shipping interest weapons equipment catalogs transportation shipbuilding works trades keith faulkner 0004709810
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Nautilus: The Story of Man Under the Sea by Roy Davies (£10.50)Publisher: London: BBC Books — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563370432]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the upper panel with a small ding at the join. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 236 pages. Tags: submarines ships history shipping shipbuilding technology engineering naval forces warfare maritime military science underwater exploration submarine boats submersibles
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The Republic of China under Chiang Kai-Shek: Taiwan Today by F. A. Lumley (£10.50)Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0214203514]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Here is the background of the Republic of China’s impressive economic take-ofF in Taiwan, presented for the first time since the statistical records published by the United Nations and other international organisations were discontinued following its withdrawal in 1971. In its diplomatic isolation 16 million people have ceased to exist on paper, although they have about the same amount of foreign trade as the 800 million other Chinese of the Communist mainland; their living standards are four times as high in GNP terms. Taiwan’s transformation from the poor agriculturally based island which Japan handed back to China in 1945 to the dynamic major trading nation of today merits study by all concerned about the developing countries of the Third World.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 167 pages. Tags: pharmaceuticals re-emancipation petro-chemicals electrification sino-japanese urbanisation agricultural shipbuilding suao-hualien declaration wangchen-yi nationalist corporation development weitao-ming electronics educational kuomintang university industrial investment occupation processing automobile production cheng-kung government provincial corruption programme kaohsiung inflation indemnity institute four-year financial executive fisheries petroleum structure economic formosan republic yen-tien japanese kai-shek province american railroad research national
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The Voyage of the Matthew: John Cabot and the Discovery of North America by Peter Firstbrook (£10.50)Publisher: London: BBC Books — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563387645]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is lightly pulled at the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Maps; Plans;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Duke of Edinburgh. Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: cabot john journeys north america travel matthew ship voyage television programme sailing ships britain explorers voyages travels discovery exploration english british american history maritime geographical atlantic ocean americas central south west indies medieval naval shipbuilding expeditions discoveries
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The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail by Derek Lundy (£10.50)Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224061399]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has a light vertical crease the length of the spine. Leans slightly. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. From the cover: “Off the pitch of the Horn. Wind at full-gale strength, waves as high as the maintop, sometimes hail then snow coming down thick, clouds so low they enfold the mastheads, spume and sky indistinguishable.

Derek Lundy is a magnificent storyteller and in this book he takes us on an extraordinary journey. His ancestor Benjamin Lundy crossed oceans under sail in the late nineteenth century and over one hundred years later his great-great nephew has re-created that journey. In The Way of a Ship he places Benjamin on board the Beam Head with a community of fellow seamen as they perform the exhausting and dangerous work of sailing a square-rigger across the Atlantic and round Cape Horn.

These ‘beautiful, widow-making, deep-sea’ ships represented near technological perfection. They could move fast in almost all weathers and carry huge cargoes. But they demanded much of the men who sailed in them. Life at sea was a brutal and unforgiving business. Fed on a diet of pea soup, gristly salt horse, rock hard weevil-infested biscuits and just enough lemon juice to keep scurvy at bay, the seamen were dangerously malnourished and sleep-deprived. But their instinct was to give their all through the battering, screaming winds. The equation was simple: they would survive if the ship survived and so they fought to save the ship.

This is a powerful and enlightening tale and, like Melville and Conrad before him, Derek Lundy adorns his story with a profound knowledge of the sea and sailing and reminds us that the ocean voyage under sail is an overarching metaphor for life itself.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 447 pages. Tags: beara benjamin cape century chile essays head history horn journeys life lundy maritime recreation sailing seafaring shipbuilding ships sports square-riggers transportation travel travelogues writing
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The Forest That Sailed Away by Elizabeth Birchall (£9.50)Publisher: Wychwood Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1902279107]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps.Description: First in this edition. From the rear cover: “This book is a homage to ancient woodlands and to the sailors whose ships were built from them. It draws on the mythic meaning of individual trees and original accounts of historic voyages, and closes with poems celebrating our renewed sensitivity to ecological balance and diversity.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). Tags: fictionalised deforestation significance shipbuilding onomatopoeia alliteration aristotle’s anthologies countryside incantatory celebrating oxfordshire villanelle adventures historical importance wilderness traditions versifier narrative tradition metaphor, ambiguity qualities assonance satirical symbolism shipwnght aesthetic spiritual emotional important evocative patterns metrical acrostic dramatic limerick biblical cinquain metonymy material castaway building lyricist primeval maritime wychwood national forestry literary
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Model Shipwright Number 47 March 1984 by Edited by John Bowen (£8.50)Publisher: Conway Maritime Press — 1984Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0851773001]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams.Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". 72 pages. 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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Narrow Boat Painting: A History and Description of the English Narrow Boats' Traditional Paintwork by A. J. [Anthony John] Lewery (£8.50)Publisher: Newton Abbot, London & North Pomfret: David & Charles — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0715367714]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1974] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Signed by the Robert Shopland, editor of Waterways World & Ships Monthly on the first blank, with a business card laid in — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: canal-boats inland waterway vessels england decoration ornament english narrowboats water britain narrow boats transport ships shipbuilding ship folk art decorative finishes surfaces crafts hobbies decorating
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