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Image for Commander of the Karteria: Honoured in Greece. Unknown at Home. (Signed)

Commander of the Karteria: Honoured in Greece. Unknown at Home. (Signed)

By: Abney-Hastings, Maurice

Price: £30.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Authorhouse: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 019631

ISBN: 1456783203

Condition: Very Good


v +262pp, index, 10pp illustrations, 3 appendices. Blue boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Signed by the author on half title 'With very best wishes, Maurice Abney-Hastings'. Underneath is 11/500 with authors initials alongside, indicating that this is perhaps one of a limited edition. Included is a small pamphlet 'Karteria - The Story of the First Steam Paddle Ship used in Naval Warfare' by Dianne Williams. View more info

Image for Seamarks and Landmarks: Being Leaves from the Log of Surgeon Captain O.W. Andrews C.B.E. R.N.

Seamarks and Landmarks: Being Leaves from the Log of Surgeon Captain O.W. Andrews C.B.E. R.N.

By: Andrews, Surgeon Captain OW

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn Ltd: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017484

Condition: Good+


359pp + x + folding chart at rear, illustrations, index, appendix. Gilt on blue boards, slight edge rubbing, slight dulling to spine, general light foxing only, mainly to endpapers, a Good+ solid tight copy without dustwrapper. Gift inscription from the author to his (un-named) god-daughter, dated March 1927, frontispiece of the author signed and dated February 1927. View more info

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Torpedoes and Torpedo-Vessels

By: Armstrong, Lieut. GE (Edited By Commander CN Robinson)

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons: 1901

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 017502

Condition: Good


xvi + 306pp, index, 55 illustrations including 3 fold-out plans. Second edition, revised. Gilt on black boards, blind-stamped decoration to front board, recent endpapers, general ageing to contents, a few marks, pulling to a few gatherings but overall whole is secure. Marking/minor edge tear to 1 folding plan, overall a Good copy of a very scarce title. Fascinating period technical detail. View more info

Image for The Black Battlefleet: A Study of the Capital Ship in Transition

The Black Battlefleet: A Study of the Capital Ship in Transition

By: Ballard, Admiral GA (Foreword By Admiral of the Fleet the Earl Mountbatten of Burma)

Price: £24.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Naval Institute Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020616

ISBN: 0870219243

Condition: Very Good


263pp, indexes, footnotes, 7 appendices, over 200 black and white photographs, plans, draughts and diagrams. Orange boards, light wear and ageing only, a VG copy in dustwrapper. Heavy book, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. View more info

Image for Birth of the Battleship: British Capital Ship Design, 1870 - 1881

Birth of the Battleship: British Capital Ship Design, 1870 - 1881

By: Beeler, John F.

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Chatham Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018405

ISBN: 1861761678

Condition: Very Good


224pp, index, bibliography, illustrated. Red boards, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Heavy book, extra shipping may be required to non-UK address. View more info

Image for A Narrative of the Battle of St. Vincent; with Anecdotes of Nelson, Before and After That Battle

A Narrative of the Battle of St. Vincent; with Anecdotes of Nelson, Before and After That Battle

By: Bethune, Colonel Drinkwater

Price: £15.00

Publisher: William R Blackmore / Conway Maritime Press: 1969

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 018070

Condition: Very Good


xii + 97pp, 8 plates. Blue boards, light wear and ageing only, owner's name to front endpaper otherwise a VG clean tight copy in (slightly browned, closed edge tear to rear) dustwrapper. Facsimile of the 1840 second edition, an eyewitness account of this celebrated action which took place off Cape St.Vincent on 14th February 1797. View more info

Image for Publications of the Navy Records Society Volume LXXXII: Recollections of My Sea Life from 1808 to 1830

Publications of the Navy Records Society Volume LXXXII: Recollections of My Sea Life from 1808 to 1830

By: Boteler, Captain John Harvey / Bonner-Smith, David (Editor)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Navy Records Society: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018067

Condition: Very Good


xiii + 272pp, index, map. Quarter bound in blue buckram over grey boards, gilt banding and decoration, light wear, light foxing mainly to rough cut edges, a few pages uncut. Pencilled notes to rear endpaper, occasional pencil marks to text, easily removed but left for interest, overall a VG copy, no dustwrapper as issued. View more info

Image for Before the Ironclad : Development of Ship Design, Propulsion and Armament in the Royal Navy, 1815-60

Before the Ironclad : Development of Ship Design, Propulsion and Armament in the Royal Navy, 1815-60

By: Brown, D. K.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Conway Maritime Press Ltd: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017297

ISBN: 0851775322

Condition: Very Good


217pp, indexes, references, 14 appendices. illustrated with maps, drawings, plates. Brown boards, a VG clean tight copy in (slight fading to spine) dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Warrior to Dreadnought: Warship Development, 1860 - 1905

Warrior to Dreadnought: Warship Development, 1860 - 1905

By: Brown, David K.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Chatham Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017302

ISBN: 1861760221

Condition: Very Good


224pp, index, glossary, sources, 9 appendices, illustrated with drawings and photographs. Green boards, small bookseller's label to front endpaper otherwise an excellent clean tight copy. This book traces all the technological changes which transformed warships from the fully-rigged broadside ironclads of the mid-nineteenth century, through the centre battery ships, early turret vessels and barbette ships, to the turbine-powered Dreadnought battleships and battlecruisers... View more info

Image for The Navy League Annual 1912 - 13 (Corrected to October 10th, 1912). Sixth Year of Issue

The Navy League Annual 1912 - 13 (Corrected to October 10th, 1912). Sixth Year of Issue

By: Burgoyne, Alan H (Founded and Edited by)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017163

Condition: Good


392pp + xiv adverts to rear, 14 plates and 12 plans by Oscar Parkes. Gilt on red boards, spine sunned, front hinge showing but quite secure, spine head frayed with small loss, general ageing to contents, occasional page still uncut, overall contents are clean and tight. Lovely period adverts. View more info

Image for Glamorgan Worthies: Some Account of Sir Robert Mansel, Kt, Vice Admiral of England and Member of Parliament for the County of Glamorgan; and of Admiral Sir Thomas Button Kt, of Worlton, and of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan

Glamorgan Worthies: Some Account of Sir Robert Mansel, Kt, Vice Admiral of England and Member of Parliament for the County of Glamorgan; and of Admiral Sir Thomas Button Kt, of Worlton, and of Cardiff, in the County of Glamorgan

By: Clark, Geo. T

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Dowlais, Geo. T Clark: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021192

Condition: Very Good


110pp. Brown boards, blind-stamped decoration to both boards, 'Glamorgan Worthies' to spine with gilt decoration. Light wear and ageing only, a VG copy. Biographies of two officers of the Royal Navy in the early 17th century. View more info

Image for Memoirs of Admiral the Right Honble. Sir Astley Cooper Key

Memoirs of Admiral the Right Honble. Sir Astley Cooper Key

By: Colomb, Vice-Admiral PH

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017553

Condition: Good+


511pp, index, errasta slip, frontispiece. Blue boards, gilt titling and decoration to spine, foxing mainly to endpapers, overall a near VG tight copy. Memoirs covering the early life of Cooper Key, and his naval exploits, including battles during the Anglo-French blockade of Rio de la Plata and the Crimean War, before becoming First Naval Lord in 1879. View more info

Image for The Cruise Round the World of the Flying Squadron 1869 - 1870, Under the Command of Rear-Admiral G.T. Phipps Hornby

The Cruise Round the World of the Flying Squadron 1869 - 1870, Under the Command of Rear-Admiral G.T. Phipps Hornby

By: Compiled By J.B. With the Assistance of Henry Cavendish

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, JD Potter: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021231

Condition: Good+


290pp + 16pp publishers catalogue at rear, 1 black and white plate, 13 coloured plates (12 with tissue guards), folding map. Blue boards, blind-stamped decoration, gilt design to front and titling to spine, gift inscription (non-personallised) to verso of front endpaper, from ? Potter, possibly the printer. Boards are bright, light edge rubbing, general light ageing to contents, short edge tear to map, darkening to 1 page from plate opposite (missing tissue guard), overa... View more info

Image for Cochrane the Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 1775 - 1860

Cochrane the Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 1775 - 1860

By: Cordingly, David

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 018318

ISBN: 074758088X

Condition: Very Good


xxvi + 422pp, maps, index, notes, bibliography, glossary, appendix, 16pp colour plates, 8pp black and white plates, drawings in text, pictorial endpapers. Black boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Signed gift dedication from the author to 1/2 title, with dedication from previous owner thereunder. View more info

Image for An Admiral's Memories: Sixty-five Years Afloat and Ashore

An Admiral's Memories: Sixty-five Years Afloat and Ashore

By: Eardley-Wilmot, Rear-Admiral Sir Sydney M

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co: 1927

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 017114

Condition: Very Good


viii + 184pp, index, 28 illustrations. Blue boards, spine a little dulled otherwise light wear only, rough cut edges to fore- and bottom edges, foxing generally light, overall a VG clean tight copy without dustwrapper. Undated, but assumed to be 1927 first edition (ref British Library). View more info

Image for Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era

Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era

By: Friedman, Norman

Price: £75.00

Publisher: South Yorkshire, Seaforth Publishing: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 021637

ISBN: 1844157016

Condition: Very Good


319pp, index, bibliography, notes, appendix, drawings, black and white photographs. Blue boards, slight edge rubbing, a VG copy in dustwrapper. 'Signed Copy' label to front of wrapper, signed 'With Best Wishes, Norman Friedman' to title page. Heavy book, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. View more info

Image for Letters and Papers Relating to the First Dutch War 1652 - 1654. Six Volume Set  Plus Corrigenda

Letters and Papers Relating to the First Dutch War 1652 - 1654. Six Volume Set Plus Corrigenda

By: Gardiner, Samuel Rawson / Atkinson, CT (Editors)

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, The Navy Records Society: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018178

Condition: Good+


6 volume set plus corrigenda. xx +431pp; xvi + 388pp; xviii + 452 + 4pp; xiv + 396 + ivpp; xvi + 429pp; xiv + 379 + 7pp; 34pp. Folding map, tables. All volumes blue buckram over white buckram boards, gilt decoration to front panel. Boards grubby in places, some rubbing to edges, mainly to head/tail of spine of volume V, sunning to spine of volume VI; general browning/foxing to contents, a few marks, slight hinge weakening in places but overall a tight set. Occasional an... View more info

Image for Nelson's Ships: A Trafalgar Tribute. Paintings and Descriptive Text By Derek Gardner VRD RSMA. The Life and Work of Derek Gardner By Ian Collins

Nelson's Ships: A Trafalgar Tribute. Paintings and Descriptive Text By Derek Gardner VRD RSMA. The Life and Work of Derek Gardner By Ian Collins

By: Gardner, Derek / Collins, Ian / Band, Admiral Sir Jonathon

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Messum's: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017255

ISBN: 1903438810

Condition: Very Good


124pp, colour photographs throughout. Gilt on blue boards, pictorial endpapers, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Cassell's History Of Warfare: Galleons And Galleys

Cassell's History Of Warfare: Galleons And Galleys

By: Guilmartin Jr., John F.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021920

ISBN: 0304352632

Condition: Very Good


224pp, index, further reading, biographies, illustrations throughout, many in colour. Black boards, light wear only, a VG copy in (not price-clipped) dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Empire of the Seas - How the Navy Forged the Modern World

Empire of the Seas - How the Navy Forged the Modern World

By: Lavery, Brian

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Conway: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 019563

ISBN: 1844861090

Condition: Very Good


272pp, index, bibliography, illustrations throughout, many in colour. Red boards, a VG copy in dustwrapper. Flat signed by the author on title page. View more info

Image for Nelson's Mediterranean Command. Concerning Pride, Preferment and Prize Money

Nelson's Mediterranean Command. Concerning Pride, Preferment and Prize Money

By: Orde, Hi Honour Denis A

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Durban, The Pentland Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019997

ISBN: 1858214939

Condition: Very Good


xv + 228pp, index, bibliography, 12 illustrations. Blue boards, light ageing to page edges, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Edward Pellew, Viscount Exmouth: Admiral of the Red.

Edward Pellew, Viscount Exmouth: Admiral of the Red.

By: Parkinson, C Northcote

Price: £195.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016934

Condition: Good


xii + 478pp, index, frontispiece portrait, 13 maps and diagrams. Blue boards, titling to spine has been reasonably neatly marked up in white, small hole in one place to side of spine (minor flaw), general light wear to boards, Occasional marks/foxing to contents, overall contents are VG. No dustwrapper. Parkindon's scarce biography of Edward Pellew, a Naval Officer during the Napoleonic Wars. View more info

Image for Warship Profile 27: SM Torpedo Boat B110

Warship Profile 27: SM Torpedo Boat B110

By: Ruge, Professor F

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Berkshire, Profile Publications Ltd: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019129

Condition: Very Good


24pp, black and white photographs, 2pp centrefold drawings showing top and side profile views in colour, map. Booklet, a VG clean tight copy, an excellent reference for the ship modeller. View more info

Image for A Narrative of My Professional Adventures (1790 - 1839). 2 Volume Set, Volume I 1790 - 1802; Volume II 1802 - 1839

A Narrative of My Professional Adventures (1790 - 1839). 2 Volume Set, Volume I 1790 - 1802; Volume II 1802 - 1839

By: Sir William Henry Dillon KCH / Edited By Michael A Lewis MA, FRHistS

Price: £45.00

Publisher: The Navy Records Society: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017003

Condition: Nr VG


Publications of the Navy Records Society Vol. XCIII Volume I: 1953 1st edition. xxxiv + 468pp +6pp Navy Records Society publications + 14pp list of members. 2 maps, 2 plates. Publications of the Navy Records Society Vol. XCVII Volume II: 1956 1st edition. 500pp, indexes, 6pp Navy Records Society publications + 16pp list of members. 1 map, 2 plates. 2 volume set. Both volumes quarter-bound in blue over white buckram, gilt decoration to front. Some foxing to boards of volu... View more info

Image for Visit of Colonial Premiers and the Houses of Parliamnet to Portsmouth, May 1907 (Not for Publication)

Visit of Colonial Premiers and the Houses of Parliamnet to Portsmouth, May 1907 (Not for Publication)

By: Staff of the Admiralty

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode Ltd: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021717

Condition: Good+


17pp, 8 illustrations on 7 pages, each tissue guarded, folding plan, folding list of the ships of the home fleet at Portsmouth, 3rd May, 1907. Blue leather boards, gilt decoration with the official coat-of-arms on the front cover and the seal of the Admiralty on the rear cover, gilt dentelles and edges, and watered silk flyleaves. Small rubs to spine base and edges, the nature of the thick paper used for the plates means that the boards are slightly sprung, overall a Goo... View more info

Image for Wait for the Waggon: The Story of the Royal Corps of Transport and its Predecessors, 1794 - 1993

Wait for the Waggon: The Story of the Royal Corps of Transport and its Predecessors, 1794 - 1993

By: Sutton, Brigadier John (Editor)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Barnsley, Leo Cooper: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021990

ISBN: 0850526256

Condition: Very Good


xxxii + 448pp, indexes, 44 colour plates, bibliography, maps, black and white photographs. Blue boards, light wear and ageing only, a VG copy in dustwrapper. Heavy book, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. View more info

Image for Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia Volume One A-F; Volume Two G-P; Volume Three Q-Z (3 Volume Set)

Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia Volume One A-F; Volume Two G-P; Volume Three Q-Z (3 Volume Set)

By: Tucker, Spencer C (Editor)

Price: £65.00

Publisher: USA, ABC-CLIO Ltd: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022235

ISBN: 1576072193

Condition: Very Good


3 volume set. Volume 1: xlvi + 413pp. Volume 2: xxxiv + 419pp; Volume 3: xxxiv + 399pp. Index, glossary, bibliography, maps, references, illustrations. Laminated pictorial boards, bumping to lower front corners of Vol 3, otherwise general light wear, a VG set. Very heavy, approx 5kg, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. View more info

Image for A War Betwixt Englishmen: Brazil Against Argentina on the River Plate, 1825 - 1830

A War Betwixt Englishmen: Brazil Against Argentina on the River Plate, 1825 - 1830

By: Vale, Brian

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, I.B.Tauris: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021176

ISBN: 1860644562

Condition: Very Good


xii + 275pp, index, bibliography, notes, 3 appendices, 8 plates, 9 maps. Black boards, browning to pages, light wear only, a VG copy in (colour fading to spine and adjacent edges) dustwrapper. Scarce. A history of the naval war between Brazil and Argentina, and its international repercussions, which eventually resulted in the creation of Uruguay as a buffer between the two countries. Englishmen James Norton (for Brazil) and William Brown (for Argentina) were two of the k... View more info

Image for Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century: The Art of Sailing Warfare

Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century: The Art of Sailing Warfare

By: Willis, Sam

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, The Boydell Press: 2013

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 021301

ISBN: 1843833670

Condition: Very Good


xviii + 254pp, index, bibliography, glossary, appendix, notes, 9pp maps, 32 illustrations. Brown boards, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for The Fighting Temeraire (Book One of the Hearts of Oak Trilogy)

The Fighting Temeraire (Book One of the Hearts of Oak Trilogy)

By: Willis, Sam

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, QuercuS: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022239

ISBN: 1847249981

Condition: Very Good


xxviii + 323pp, index, bibliography, notes, glossary, 3 appendices, 34 plates. Blue boards, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for The Fighting Temeraire (Book One of the Hearts of Oak Trilogy)

The Fighting Temeraire (Book One of the Hearts of Oak Trilogy)

By: Willis, Sam

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, QuercuS: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022246

ISBN: 1847249981

Condition: Very Good


xxviii + 323pp, index, bibliography, notes, glossary, 3 appendices, 34 plates. Blue boards, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info