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Japanese Naval Vessels At the End of the War by Hajime Fukaya (£156.00)Publisher: Self Published — 1947Binding: Hardback Signed by the Author.Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards which are frayed in places. Binding loosening, upper board detached but held by cords. Staples rusty. India paper leaves wrinkled although the text and drawings remain bright. Later notations have bled through some leaves not quite obscuring text in places. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 9" x 11". 225 pages. Tags: fukaya warships japanese navy submarines cruisers battleships destoryers
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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Jane's Fighting Ships 1934 by Edited by Oscar Parkes (£100.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1934Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Wrinkling to the upper board. Slightly loose. Bookshop sticker to the foot of the first advertisement. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Addenda [9pp]; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Diagrams; Tables; Advertisements [41]; Plans;Notes: Size: 8¼" x 13". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt & Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XIV] 529 pages. Tags: british navy battle cruisers aircraft carriers minelayers flotilla leaders destroyers submarines escort vessels patrol boats minesweepers gunboats monitors depot ships warships london treaty hawkins class minotaur american japanese admiralty board
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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The Fleet in the First World War Volume 1: Operations of the Russian Fleet by Edited by N. B. Pavlovich (£86.00)Publisher: New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta & New York: Amerind Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little dulled at the panels and faded at the spine. Boards and spine dulled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Translation of Flot v Pervoi Mirovoi Voine published by Voennoe Izdatel’stvo, Ministry of Defence, USSR, Moscow, 1964. Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Among the many works on the First World War there has been no comprehensive account of the Russian navy’s part in that epic clash of the great powers. This gap is now filled by the present volume, which takes its place as the authoritative record of the Russian fleet’s day-by-day contribution to the war at sea from 1914 through 1917, when the revolutionary Bolshevik government took Russia out of what it saw as a purely imperialistic confrontation.

The story of the tortuously slow growth of the tsarist navy is told against the background of war preparations by Germany, France and England. We learn that through the vision and persistence of a few leaders Russia’s posture both on land, at sea and in the air at the outbreak of the war could inspire a measure of confidence.

The deeds of the Russian navy are recounted on the basis of the three theatres where it operated: the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the White Sea and adjoining coastal waters. The sections under these three heads give a year-by-year account of the fighting at sea against the background of the general progress of hostilities, particularly on the land front. The account concludes with the overthrow of the Tsar, the brief transition of Bolshevik rule, and the upheaval these developments produced in the Russian navy, which played a not inconsiderable part in hastening the process.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 560 pages. Tags: naval navies operations actions russian armed forces baltic first war history fleet trebizond operation bosporus turkish anatolisk sailing ships bases enemy submarines arctic ocean flotilla
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Jane's Fighting Ships 1958-59 by Raymond V. B. [Victor Bernard] Blackman (£62.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavy sunning to the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Tables; Advertisements [64]; Plans;Notes: Size: 13" x 8¼". Blue boards with Gilt & Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXVI] 446 pages. Tags: transarctic navigation nuclear powered submarines skate guided missile united states navy admiralties naval constructors strategy global sea warfare missiles major powers aircraft carrier destroyers frigates battleships cruisers torpedoes anti-submarine fleet ballistic polaris canadian destroyer escort fraser
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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Life at the Extremes: The Science of Survival by Frances Ashcroft (£54.50)Publisher: Flamingo — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0006551254]Condition: Very Good. Extensive previous owners' inscription to the dedication page.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 326 pages. Tags: antarctica starvation underwater wind-chill polymerase saturation weightless endorphins spacesuits subsurface aborigines noureddine halophiles generation eustachian antifreeze metabolism adaptation uncoupling barotrauma atmosphere deficiency submarines centrifuge ice-diving definition astronauts spaceships alkalinity torricelli adrenaline barometric chilblains conditions conduction compressed heatstroke geothermal fahrenheit convection ballooning meteorites insulation tereshkova protective bullimore malignant institute formation transport infection
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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Dardanelles Patrol: The Incredible Story of the E. 11 by Peter Shankland; Anthony Hunter; (£53.00)Publisher: Granada — 1978Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0583118615]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the cover and spine. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now.Description: From the cover: “This is one of the most exciting submarine stories ever written — a story of great courage against considerable odds. The E.11. was to be the spearhead of a mission to force the Dardanelles and give Allied Forces access to the Sea of Marmara — the proud harbour into which no enemy had sailed since the Turks had conquered it nearly 500 years previously, preserved inviolate by the 35-mile length of the treacherous narrow Dardanelles Straits. E.11., its commander, Lieutenant-Commander Nasmith, and his men against the combined hazards of mines, nets, shore-based guns, patrol-craft, destroyers, search-lights and, supremely, the perilously long dive up the Straits. From first to last the danger was acute and the odds long.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 159 pages. Tags: britain campaign campaigns dardanelles gallipoli naval navy operations peninsula royal straits submarine submarines turkey
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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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
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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Jane's Fighting Ships 1944-45 (Corrected to April, 1946) by Edited By Francis E. [Edwin] McMurtrie (£42.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1946Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a small tear to the spine at the join of the upper board. Gently shaken. Tanned at the pastedowns and blanks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Addenda [36pp. ]; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Diagrams; Tables; Advertisements [70]; Plans;Notes: Size: 8½" x 13". Blue boards with Gilt & Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXX] 636 pages. Tags: british navy battleships battle cruiser aircraft carriers minelayers destroyers submarines sloops frigates corvettes minesweepers swiftsure tiger tribal class admiralty committee dallas
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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Britain & The Sea by VARIOUS (£32.00)Publisher: St. James's House — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Britain has a proud maritime heritage encompassing the impressive history of the Royal Navy, as well as the contribution made by civilian seafarers over the years. Yet rather than dwelling on the past, the focus of this book goes beyond the current horizon and embraces the advances that have been made in all spheres of contemporary life. Accordingly, we identified a breathtakingly diverse host of organizations and institutions, many of them international, which, through excellence in their particular spheres, continue to contribute to one common aim. That aim is to ensure that Britain remains a prosperous, outward-looking force for good in the world community, as well as a tolerant and benevolent nation which some 60 million of us are privileged to call home.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 991 pages. Tags: fleet air arm royal fleet auxiliary naval historical defence procurement agency green jackets shipping atomic weapons establishment qinetiq paradigm selex defence security systems defence aerospace united kingdom hydrographic national union marine aviation and shipping transport officers shipyards buckie shipyard dockwise shipping bibby line isle man steam packet company marine
P&P: UK 1st £15.00. UK 2nd £10.35. EU Surface £24.66. EU Air £24.10. ROW Surface £24.66. ROW Air £46.72

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Les Sous-Marins Francaise des Origines (1863) à Nos Jours Mise à Jour et Documentation de Francis Dousset by Henri Le Masson (£32.00)Publisher: Brest, Paris: Edtions de la Cite — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 2851860208]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently sunned at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the very margins of both panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: French language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the La Marine de Guerre Francaise series. 320 pages. Tags: masson jean randier 2851860208 marine guerre francaise submarines ships france history nautilus redoutable
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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Warship Volume 49, January 1989 by Edited by Ian Grant (£23.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 085177492X]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". 64 pages. Tags: canadian vickers-built class submarines royal navy part perkins hawkcraig experiments submarine minelayers rangefinders tsushima naval sinking bartolomeo colleoni german heavy cruiser prinz eugen british shipboard catapult s-boote war west e-boat campaign north sea channel
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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Undersea Warriors: Submarines of the World by Captain Ernest Louis Schwab (£20.50)Publisher: Publications International — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0881769304]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Bruised at the top corners of the boards with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper and a small nick at the tail of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Vice-Admiral Robert V. Kaufman. Size: 14" x 10¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 256 pages. Tags: strategic missile submarines cruise inventory the world submarine forces pivotal role any major naval confrontation torpedo significant use inwar german u-boats nuclear-powered classes leading navies cornelius van drebbel david john philip holland and simon lake gustav zede maxime laubeuf combustion engine designs weaponry navigation technology warfare tactics various nations class quietest nuclear attacks underwater duels captain ernest louis schwab 0881769304 first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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The Boys' Book Of Warships by J. R. [Joseph Russell] Howden (£19.00)Publisher: London: Grant Richards — 1911Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a little fraying here and there. Shaken. Hinges weak. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs [100];Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Decorative Green boards. [XVII] 297 pages. Tags: howden warships armour design build ironclad types battleships armoured cruisers torpedoes torpedo boats submarines guns
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan, 1894-1945 by Edited by S. L. Mayer (£16.00)Publisher: Bison Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861241428]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, short closed and tape-reinforced to the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. [First: 1984 thus, previously published as ‘The Japanese War Machine’ in 1976] Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “In 1868, Japan emerged from feudalism and civil conflict as a comparatively undeveloped industrial state in an age of European imperialism in East Asia. Within a generation, Japan had risen to the ranks of the foremost industrial and military powers in the Western Pacific. A generation later, Japan had become the paramount power in East Asia, and her naval and air forces spread Japanese power across the Pacific. The formidable weapon built in the name of the Emperor swept across China and Manchuria; her air forces pummelled Pearl Harbor and Darwin; her armies marched to Singapore and the gates of India. Her navies seized some Aleutian islands and strafed the California coast. By 1942 the world had come to know the power of the most devastating force in the Pacific — the Japanese War Machine.

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

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

THE RISE AND FALL OF IMPERIAL JAPAN is the tragic and noble history of a gallant people led into a misguided war. The millions who suffered in Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the Japanese War Machine bear silent tribute to its folly.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: accord admiral agreement aircraft airfield aizaka akagi akatsuki akitsuki alamein aleutian alliance amagi ambassador amphibious anglo-japanese anti-comintern araki archipelago arima arisaka aritomo armada arsenal auchinleck aung baldwin baltic batavia battlecruisers battles battleships bernardino biak bilateral bismarck blarney blenheim bmw bose bougainville brooke-popham burma-siam camp cape carriers chandra changi changkufeng changsha chennault
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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The Epic of Malta: A Pictorial Survey Of Malta During The Second World War by Anon. (£15.50)Publisher: Melitensia Editions — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9990958076]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition Thus: 1990] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the introduction: “The Epic of Malta was published in London by Odhams Press during the Second World War ‘as a small token of admiration and gratitude’. The entire proceeds of its sale, which must have been speedy and steady, were devoted to the Malta Relief Fund — a contribution to the general war effort. The book does not bear a date, but the content clearly indicates that it was published shortly after the George Cross — awarded to Malta in April 1942 — had been formally presented in an official public ceremony in September of that year. A copy of the book at the University of Malta Library, obtained originally from the Malta Garrison Officers' Library, is stamped by the colony's Information Office and bears the date 28 May 1943.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Professor Henry Frendo. Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 128 pages. Tags: mediterranean illustratious malta-based operations controlled remarkable submarines qualities buildings 1940-1943 destroyed pictorial 1939-1945 cottonera operation suffering pedestal spitfire shipping war-time aircraft harbours carriers cospicua valletta island’s central malta’s valetta history lorgozo harbour senglea captain ritchie maltese aerial battle allied chapel famous social forces waters lewis malta bones works grand world life qali luqa fate were ta’ the war
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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A Gift of Observation by Peter Miles (£14.00)Publisher: Buckland — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0721207944]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: More than forty years have passed since the incidents in these sketches took place. The ships and submarines and much of their weaponry have long since become part of naval history. But I still find that a perusal of the sketches rekindles in me the thrill and excitement seen through the eyes of the young man who was inspired to paint them all those years ago. 50 Colour Plates. 96pp. Tags: Peter Miles 0721207944
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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Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader by Edited by John Bradley (£13.00)Publisher: University of Arizona Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0816519560]Condition: Good+. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Atomic energy has been cloaked in secrecy by government, industry, and the military, but for many Americans the effects of radiation have been less than secret. Just ask the radium workers in Ottawa, Illinois, the “downwinders” of Utah, or unsuspecting veterans of the Gulf War. When told from the perspective of ordinary people, nuclear history takes on a much different tone from that of the tranquil voices of authority who always told us we had nothing to fear. In Learning to Glow, writers such as Scott Russell Sanders, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barbara Kingsolver reveal the psychic and emotional fallout of the Cold War and of subsequent developments in nuclear science. Here are stories of and by ordinary people who have suffered the consequences of the decisions made by those in power — stories that will challenge readers to re-examine their preconceptions about the way we deal with issues of nuclear arms and radioactive waste.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 317 pages. Tags: administration classification comprehensive justification environmental contamination unforgettable relationship installation alternatives exploitation contaminated anti-nuclear chernousenko spirituality technologies ibragimbekov levi-strauss condemnation downwinders radiophobia strangelove chelyabinsk reservation minneapolis holocaust's elimination anniversary preparation pro-nuclear underground deformities researchers engineering oppenheimer petrosyants environment radioactive aboveground experiments albuquerque corporation undeveloped children's propaganda radhabinod regulatory prometheus inhalation facilities vusamazulu
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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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
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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Safety and Survival at Sea by E. C. B. Lee; Kenneth Lee; (£11.50)Publisher: Greenhill Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853670340]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: New Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the preface: “From time immemorial men have struggled against the elements in attempting to cross great waters, some have succumbed to the peril of the sea and others have survived. A study of survivors’ reports, many of which are given in this book, has led to improvements in lifesaving equipment and techniques. The lessons learnt from disasters at sea have led to the improved design and operation of ships. Nevertheless, disasters still occur and are frequently due, in part or in whole, to human fallibility. This book is written with the object of eliminating human error, or minimising its effects.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 343 pages. Tags: shipman-overboard communications installations international psychological organization submersibles dehydration precautions hypothermia emergencies submarines hovercraft casualties helicopter abandoning reporting creatures lifeboats treatment following collision lifebuoys equipment explosion analysers aerospace stranding shipwreck position recovery physical anti-gas aircraft survival advisory drinking atlantic drowning services offshore shipping stations exposure capsized distress clothing against diver's landing hazards
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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Sea of Memories by Stan Smith (£11.50)Publisher: Spellmount — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946771189]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: This book is one man’s adventures over 29 years in the Royal Navy. William Stanley Smith, known to his friends as ‘Stan’ was born in 1899. At the age of 15 years he ran away to sea and this is the beginning of a fascinating story. With active service spanning 2 World Wars, the Russian Revolution, the Spanish Civil War and other areas policed by the Royal Navy. In the Russian Revolution Stan Smith and 24 sailors under the command of Captain Bruce Fraser were captured by the Bolsheviks and imprisoned.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 143 pages. Tags: royal navy bolshevik russian revolution spanish civil war sailors commanders battleships cruisers destroyers torpedos submarines squadron fleets battle group
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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Typhoon by Mark Joseph (£11.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0246137959]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Slipping stealthily under the ice into the forbidden waters of the White Sea, Gunner and the crew of Reno watch in horror and disbelief as two huge submarines stalk each other. Caught in the murderous crossfire, Gunner must decide which of the two subs the real enemy is.”Notes: Jacket designed by Attila Heija. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 300 pages. Tags: soviet union country crippled economic ills and political upheavals typhoon-class nuclear-powered submarines northern fleet ballistic missile civil war barents sea white sea fires test missile admiral ivan minov seize control the typhoons high treason marauding soviet subs american submariners
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Vickers: Against the Odds, 1956-77 by Harold Evans (£11.50)Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340234342]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with nicks at the tails ends and corners, short tear to the top corner of the lower panel. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [7]; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Jacket designed by Drummond Chapman. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Tags: companies armaments vickers history weapons industry britain munitions military mechanical engineering industries defense arms transfers firms manufacture shipbuilders offices design submarines equipment company
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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Wahoo: The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine by Richard H. O'Kane (£11.50)Publisher: Presidio Press — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0891415726]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “The career of the USS Wahoo in sinking Japanese ships in the farthest reaches of the Empire is legendary in submarine circles.

Christened three months after Pearl Harbor, Wahoo was commanded by the astonishing Dudley W. “Mush” Morton, whose originality and daring new techniques led to results unprecedented in naval history; among them, a successful “down the throat" barrage against an attacking Japanese destroyer, voracious surface-running gun attacks, and the sinking of a four-ship convoy in one day. Wahoo took the war to Japan’s front porch, and Morton became known as the Navy’s most aggressive and successful sea raider. Now, in a new quality paperback edition, her full story is told by the person most qualified to tell it — her executive officer Richard O’Kane, who went on to become the leading submarine captain of the Second World War.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 6". [X] 342 pages. Tags: naval unit histories kane richard hetherington 1911-1994 wahoo submarine ss-238 world war 1939-1945 operations american personal narratives sailors united states biography navies usa second individual submarines idividual uss history military campaigns pacific ocean autobiography 0891415726
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Porte-avions, Sous-marins, Escorteurs: Evolution de La Marine de Guerre Moderne by Henri Le Masson (£10.50)Publisher: Paris: Horizons de France — 1951Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers and knocked at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: French language text. First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9" x 7¼". In the Visages de la Marine series. 163 pages. Tags: masson aircraft carriers submarines escorts evolution war marine
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Ships Through the Ages by Douglas Lobley (£10.50)Publisher: Octopus Books — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0706400186]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 144 pages. Tags: age all and atlantic boating boats british cargo centuries classes clipper commercial disasters dreadnoughts driven early european fighting for history ironclads liner modern north nuclear ofsail paddle- passenger purpose revolutionary sailing sea ship shipping ships special specialist steam story submarines the three today trade turbines wheelers
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The Book About Ships by T. H. [Thomas Henry] Scott (£10.50)Publisher: London, New York: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1936Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Spine a little faded. Boards a little rubbed at extremities with slight fraying at head and tail and discolouring to the margins of the upper board. Couple of the plates have small, closed tears at the margins. Maps to rear endpapers penciled in colour. A good reading copy.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates [12]; Black & White Drawings;Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 96 pages. Tags: scott white star naval ships lusitania yachts submarines titanic freight carriers steamboats steamboat lines
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Wartime Courage: Stories of Extraordinary Courage by Ordinary People in World War Two by Gordon Brown (£9.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747596077]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: From the cover: “In these eleven stories of courage in the Second World War, Prime Minister Gordon Brown pays tribute to the heroism of that great generation of British men and women who took up arms against tyranny and overcame it. Some are accounts of decisive action taken in the searing heat of battle: early in the war Lieutenant Richard Stannard, RNR, showed steely calm and ingenuity during the retreat from Norway in 1940, winning a VC; while on D-Day, Company Sergeant Major Hollis of the Green Howards won his by storming a pillbox alone, paving the way for a crucial advance to higher ground. Other stories tell of great danger faced again and again: Graham Hayes and Geoffrey Appleyard of the Small Scale Raiding Force (forerunner of the SBS) carried out daring and innovative actions over many months off Africa and along the Normandy coast; while John Bridge, a physics teacher turned mine- and bomb-disposal officer, repeatedly practised his nerve-racking skills for six years, always aware that there were no second chances if things went wrong. Behind enemy lines the sangfroid and sheer endurance of clandestine operatives like Major Hugh Seagrim in occupied Burma and Violette Szabo in occupied France showed a daunting, almost mysterious form of courage; and on the home front two railwaymen risked their lives to save a small country town from devastation when their ammunition train caught fire.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages. Tags: thousand-bomber march-phillipps stoke-on-trent sub-lieutenant anti-submarine skellingthorpe sabbatarianism congregational pas-de-calais bergen-belsen buna-monowitz stirlingshire concentration warwickshire molenbeersel lincolnshire bedfordshire schopenhauer zig-zagging highlanders whissonsett afghanistan remembrance scharnhorst association ravensbruck mountbatten rolls-royce territorial marlborough arromanches corporation recruitment mesopotamia wallenberg lieutenant manchester cottesmore montgomery lighthouse simonstown sunderland commanders missionary madagascar baveystock submarines university casablanca bonhoeffer millennium
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Business in Great Waters: The U-Boat Wars 1916-45 by John Terraine (£8.50)Publisher: Wordsworth Editions — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1840222018]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Written by a military historian, this book aims to draw together the threads of the two wars of 1914-18 and 1939-45 against Germany’s submarines (Untersee Boote) noting their affinities and their contrasts. It tries to set each U-boat campaign against the war situation that gave birth to it.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Wordsworth Military Library series. [XX] 841 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 battles campaigns covered dates european first forces general german germanrine germany history inter-war kriegsmarine military naval operations period second subma submarines war warfare world
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Submarine by Jonathan Crane (£8.50)Publisher: London: British Broadcasting Corporation — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563203269]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Sleek, secret, sinister. Submarines are the most formidable ships of the Royal Navy today. Traditionally, the world of submarines and submariners has been firmly closed to outsiders, partly because of the secret nature of submarine operations, but partly because such inscrutability serves to heighten the Submarine Service’s elite reputation.

For the BBC TV series Submarine producer Jonathan Crane spent one year negotiating with the Royal Navy before gaining unprecedented access to this unknown world. With a small film crew he spent many weeks on different types of British submarines during a variety of genuine operations. The series and this fully illustrated book trace the events as the nuclear-powered hunter-killer submarine Warspite takes part in a major NATO exercise as an enemy submarine; investigate what life is like for the men who crew the giant Polaris submarines — and for their wives at home; and give a first-hand account of the extraordinary pressures on the ‘Perishers’, the group of experienced officers who must pass what has been described as the toughest course in the world in order to realise their ambition and command a submarine.

The book also traces the development of the submarine from the efforts of the brave and eccentric inventors who first went under the sea, and the British admiral who condemned it as ‘damned un-English’, through two world wars which were very nearly won by the submarine, and up to the present day when the next generation of submarine, to carry the Trident missile system, is under discussion.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: crane 0563203269 britain royal navy submarine forces submarines ships history boats naval operations
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Black Wind by Clive Cussler; Dirk Cussler; (£6.50)Publisher: Penguin — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780141020686]Condition: Very Good.Description: Notes: Size: A Format (Approx. 4¼" x 7"). 688 pages. Tags: world war japanese desperate measure kamikaze submarines united states revolutionary strain biological virus marine engineer biologist devastating enemies pure evil suspense action
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The Shark Mutiny by Patrick Robinson (£6.50)Publisher: Arrow — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 009940527X]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the flap: “The strait of Hormuz is blazing with the wreckage of three gigantic super tankers. World oil prices skyrocket. US Military Intelligence concludes that behind this turmoil at the gateway to the Gulf stands Iran, assisted by an expansionist China. The US Navy thunders across Hormuz. The Presidents National Security Adviser, Admiral Arnold Morgan, threatens the Iranian Navy with total destruction. Then he rounds on China, unleashing the US Navy SEALS to deal mortal blows to China's ambitions in the Indian Ocean. The scenario is lethal as the SEAL try to fight their way out of the swamps of Burma… and that's when the Commanding Officer of the nuclear submarine USS Shark throws the entire operation into peril.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 496 pages. Tags: expansionist intelligence submarines submarine adventure relations ambitions military thriller fiction foreign china's nuclear states action indian united prices ocean china ships world seals iran navy the oil
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A Fish Caught in Time: The Search for the Coelacanth by Samantha Weinberg (£5.50)Publisher: Fourth Estate — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1857029070]Condition: Very Good. Leans.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Just before Christmas in 1938, the young woman curator of a small South African museum spotted a strange-looking fish in a trawler’s catch. It was five feet long, with steel-blue scales, luminescent eyes and remarkable limb-like fins, unlike those of any fish she had ever seen. Determined to preserve her unusual find, she searched for days for a way to save it, but ended up with only the skin and a few bones.

A charismatic amateur ichthyologist, J. L. B. Smith, saw a thumbnail sketch of the fish and was thunderstruck. He recognised it as a coelacanth (pronounced ‘see-la-kanth’), a creature known from fossils dating back 400 million years and thought to have died out with the dinosaurs. With its extraordinary limbs, the coelacanth was believed to be the first fish to crawl from the sea and evolve into reptiles, mammals and eventually mankind. The discovery was immediately dubbed the ‘greatest scientific find of the century’.

Smith devoted his life to the search for a complete specimen, a fourteen-year odyssey which culminated in a dramatic act of international piracy. As the fame of the coelacanth spread, so did rumours and obsessions. Nations fought over it, multimillion-dollar expeditions were launched, and submarines hand-built to find it. In 1998 the rumours and the truth came together in a gripping climax, which brought the coelacanth back into the international limelight.

A Fish Caught in Time is the entrancing story of the most rare and precious fish in the world — our own great uncle forty million times removed.”
Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). Tags: coelacanth fish fossils smith courtenay-latimer biology 20th century evolution fishes history ichthyology indian issues life marine nature ocean popular sciences sea seashore specific subjects zoology science ecology samantha weinberg 1857029062 first editions firsts printings 1st
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In the Time of Dinosaurs by K. A. Applegate (£5.50)Publisher: Scholastic — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0439011116]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. A nuclear submarine has developed problems with its reactor. It's leaking somewhere on the sea-bed, probably leaking out radiation. The big problem? No one knows exactly where it is…Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Animorphs series. 238 pages. Tags: metamorphosis submarines juvenile fantasy science nuclear fiction travel magic time
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The Shark Mutiny by Patrick Robinson (£4.00)Publisher: Arrow — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780099405276]Condition: Good. Heavy reading creases to the spine.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “The strait of Hormuz is blazing with the wreckage of three gigantic super tankers. World oil prices skyrocket. US Military Intelligence concludes that behind this turmoil at the gateway to the Gulf stands Iran, assisted by an expansionist China. The US Navy thunders across Hormuz. The Presidents National Security Adviser, Admiral Arnold Morgan, threatens the Iranian Navy with total destruction. Then he rounds on China, unleashing the US Navy SEALS to deal mortal blows to China's ambitions in the Indian Ocean. The scenario is lethal as the SEAL try to fight their way out of the swamps of Burma… and that's when the Commanding Officer of the nuclear submarine USS Shark throws the entire operation into peril.”Notes: Size: A Format (4½" x 7"). Tags: expansionist intelligence submarines submarine adventure relations ambitions military thriller fiction foreign china's nuclear states action indian united prices ocean china ships world seals iran navy the oil
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