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Letter-Books and Order-Book of George, Lord Rodney Admiral of the White Squadron 1780-1782.

By: Anon. [ed. Dorothy C. Barck]

Price: £120.00

Publisher: 1932, New York,

Seller ID: 6873


in two volumes, original green cloth, attractive production.û(I) Letter-Books July 6, 1780 - February 4, 1781. December 10, 1781 -ûSeptember 21, 1782. xxiii + 519pp.û(II) Order-Book July, 1781. November 27, 1781 - September 21, 1782. Index toûVolumes I and II. pagination continues to 932pp. Foreword: These volumes make available to students official correspondenceûand orders of Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney (first Baron Rodney),ûwhile he was commander-in-chief ... View more info

Roger Keyes Being the Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes of Zeebrugge and Dover.

By: Aspinall-Oglander (C.)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: 1951,

Seller ID: 4267


xv + 478pp, 10 illus, 5 maps and plans, blue cloth. Marder: The authorised biography by the official historian of the Gallipoli campaign. Uncritical, ludicrously so on the Zeebrugge Operation of 1918. View more info

Sir Joseph Whitworth 'The World's Best Mechanician'

By: Atkinson (N.)

Price: £16.00

Publisher: 1996,

Seller ID: 1291


xiii + 338pp, 28 illus, 10 figs, genealogical table, stiff paper covers. AJS: Sir Joseph Whitworth (1803-87) was arguably Britain's best everûmechanical engineer, world famous for the standard screw thread namedûafter him, machine tool designs so innovative he pioneered a new era, andûhis revolutionary hexagonally rifled guns. View more info

American Naval Biography.

By: Bailey (I.)

Price: £275.00

Publisher: 1815, Providence,

Seller ID: 11220


(iv), 257pp, original full calf, new spine, some staining, lacks front andûrear free endpapers. AJS: Uncommon. Issued at the end of the War of 1812 and celebrates theûlives of: Allen, Aylwin, Bainbridge, Barry, Biddle, Burrows, Decatur,ûHull, Jacob Jones, Lawrence, McDonough, Morris, Murray, Perry, Porter,ûPreble, Rodgers, and Truxton (see final leaf). View more info

Dry Ginger The Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Le Fanu, GCB, DSC.

By: Baker (R.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: 1977,

Seller ID: 11128


254pp, 41 illus, black cloth, dw. AJS: 'Lef' first made his name as Gunnery Officer of the legendary wartimeûcruiser HMS Aurora and as Liaison Officer to the American Admirals Halseyûand Spruance in the Pacific; thereafter his career proceeded by leaps andûbounds until in 1970, at the age of fifty-six, he was poised to becomeûChief of Defence Staff.ûWith a TLS from Admiral Sir Michael Le Fanu, GCB, DSC, dated 17th October,û1968, on Ministry of Defence (headed paper... View more info

General-at-Sea. Robert Blake and the Seventeenth Century Revolution in Naval Warfare.

By: Baumber (M.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: 1989,

Seller ID: 1644


(viii), 284pp, 14 illus, 18 maps and battle plans, dw. Publisher: The outstanding commander of the 17th century Navy who defeatedûPrince Rupert and the Dutch before twice destroying the Spanish treasureûFleet. View more info

Our Admiral A Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty 1871-1936.

By: Beatty (C.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1980,

Seller ID: 3723


xi + 211pp, 19 illus, dw. AJS: Written by his nephew, Charles Beatty. View more info

Napoleon vu par les Anglais et par les Francais.

By: Bedarida (F.) Editor.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1969, Paris,

Seller ID: 8830


36pp, original green paper wrappers. SBS: Catalogue of exhibition held at the Maison Francaise, Oxford,ûNovember, 1969. View more info

Very Special Admiral The Life of Admiral J.H. Godfrey CB.

By: Beesly (P.)

Price: £16.00

Publisher: 1980,

Seller ID: 8756


xxv + 337pp, 3 maps, original printed stiff paper wrappers. AJS: Foreword by S.W.Roskill. Appointed DNI in 1939, his achievementsûrivalled those of his famous predecessor Admiral Hall. Also, in a longûcareer, he served in China, 1910; Dardanelles, 1915; and in the Black Seaû1919.ûAdvance Proof: This is an uncorrected proof copy and is for yourûconfidential information only. It is not to be quoted without comparisonûwith the finally revised text and is in no circums... View more info

Very Special Admiral The Life of Admiral J.H.Godfrey CB.

By: Beesly (P.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1980,

Seller ID: 775


xxvi + 345pp, 15 illus, 4 maps, dw. AJS: Foreword by S.W.Roskill. Appointed DNI in 1939, his achievementsûrivalled those of his famous predecessor Admiral Hall. Also, in a longûcareer, he served in China, 1910; Dardanelles, 1915; and in the Black Seaû1919. View more info

Kicking Canvas.

By: Bestic (Capt A.A.)

Price: £13.00

Publisher: 1957,

Seller ID: 3542


207pp, frontis, 22 illus, endpaper maps, dw. AJS: Describes a voyage as an apprentice in the Denbigh Castle, from Cardiff to South America in 1908-09. View more info

Charles Elliot R.N. 1801-1875.

By: Blake (C.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: 1960,

Seller ID: 7442


xv + 130pp, 8 illus, 5 maps, large format (26cm x 20cm), blue cloth, dw, anûattractive copy. AJS: Elliot, Charles (1801-1875), cousin of Admiral George Elliot, wasûmidshipman in Minden at the bombardment of Algiers in 1816 and lieutenantûon the Jamaica station in 1822. In 1828 more or less retired from theûNavy, being employed by the Foreign and Colonial Office. In 1830-33 wasûprotectore of slaves in Guiana, and in 1837 became Plenipotentiary andûChief Superintende... View more info

A Million Ocean Miles.

By: Britten (E.T.)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: ND 1936,

Seller ID: 5902


274pp, frontis, original fawn cloth. SBS: Britten was a Captain of both the Cunard ships Berengaria and the Queen Mary. View more info

A Million Ocean Miles.

By: Britten (E.T.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1936 rp 1989,

Seller ID: 7717


274pp, frontis, 19 illus, blue cloth, dw. SBS: Britten was a Captain of both the Cunard ships Berengaria and the Queen Mary. View more info

Master of Sea Power A Biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J.King.

By: Buell (T.B.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1980,

Seller ID: 776


xxv + 609pp, 70 illus, endpaper maps, dw. AJS: Much needed modern account of King's life. View more info

NRS Vol 74. The Tomlinson Papers.

By: Bullocke (J.G.) Editor.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: 1935,

Seller ID: 2421


xxix + 400pp, frontis, 4 folding tables, 2 maps, original half blue cloth. AJS: No 74 in the series. View more info

Sir Llewellyn Woodward 1890-1971.

By: Butler (R.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1971,

Seller ID: 8826


16pp, frontis, original grey paper wrappers. SBS: E.L. Woodward, Fellow of All Souls, twentieth century historian,ûwhoseûwork included 'British Foreign Policy in the Second World War' and 'GreatûBritain and the German Navy'. Dr R. Butler succeeded him as editor ofû'Documents on British Foreign Policy 1919-1939'. View more info

Salute the Red Duster.

By: Campbell (Cdr A.B.)

Price: £13.00

Publisher: 1952,

Seller ID: 3543


207pp, frontis, 14 illus, dw. AJS: WW2 in the Merchant Navy; the Malta and Russian convoys; Dunkirk; saga of the Jervis Bay; the story of the Graf Spee. View more info

Aft - From the Hawsehole Sixty-Two Years of Sailors' Evolution.

By: Capper (Lt Cdr H.D.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: 1927,

Seller ID: 7351


xv + 267pp, frontis, 7 illus, original blue cloth. SBS: Joined the Royal Navy as a boy seamen 1869. As a warrant officer he chose gunnery as his speciality and was appointed Chief Gunner at the Gunnery School at Sheerness. He benefited from the Fisher reforms of the 1890s and reached commissioned rank 1902. View more info

The Epic Voyage of Sir Francis Chichester in Gypsy Moth IV.

By: Carr (F.G.G.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: 1967,

Seller ID: 9035


24pp, 32 illlus, 3 line illus, 3 maps, large format (23cm x 18cm), pictorialûstiff paper wrappers. AJS: Chichester's epic voyage of circumnavigation in photographs. View more info