Category: Biography


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My Life and a Few Yarns.

By: Fleet (Ad H.L.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: 1922,

Seller ID: 7026

343pp, frontis, original black cloth. SBS: The autobiography of Vice Admiral H.L. Fleet, CBE, (1850-1923). View more info

Personal Reminiscences.

By: Forbes (R.B.) RP

Price: £14.00

Publisher: 1882 rp 1970,

Seller ID: 831

xii + 420pp, 4 illus, decorated cloth. Albion, page 75: He was a versatile Boston mariner-merchant who served atûCanton in the tea trade, dabbled in steam, took a warship toûfamine-stricken Ireland with relief grain, and agitated for safety at sea. View more info

The Adventures of John Wetherell.

By: Forester (C.S.) Editor.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1954 rp 1994,

Seller ID: 1411

275pp, stiff paper covers. Publisher: Edited by C.S.Forester, the creator of Hornblower, this is theûlively diary of a British seaman who was impressed into the Royal Navy toûfight the French at the beginning of the nineteenth century. View more info

Sailor's Soliloquy.

By: Frewen (O.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1961,

Seller ID: 8113

260pp, frontis, 14 illus, dw. SBS: Son of one of the famous Jerome sisters and thus a first cousinûWinston Churchill. Frewen joined the Royal Navy and served as aûMidshipmanon HMS Bulwark, the Mediterranean fagship. Although the authorûdied in 1958, he only completed this memoir up to 1910, the end ofûthe Edwardian era and its society of which he was a part.ûMarder: Frewen's memoir of his early years in the Navy, 1887-1910, basedûon his diaries. A valuable and entertaining picture of the Navy in the eraûof the Fisher Revolution by a talented young officer. View more info

Beaufort of the Admiralty The Life of Sir Francis Beaufort 1774-1857.

By: Friendly (A.)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: 1977,

Seller ID: 1615

362pp, 14 illus, 2 maps, endpaper maps, attractive copy, dw. DNB: (1774-1857), rear-admiral and hydrographer; surveyed entrance to Rio de la Plata, 1807; surveyed coast of Karamania, 1811-12; hydrographer to navy, 1829-55. View more info

Admiral of the Blue The Life and Times of Admiral John Child Purvis 1747-1825.

By: Gordon (I.)

Price: £19.99

Publisher: 2005,

Seller ID: 5577

xvi + 272pp, 16 plates, 5 maps and plans, dw. Publisher: Admiral John Child Purvis was a contemporary of Nelson.ûNMM, Cat Vol 1, Pt 2, Page 855: Purvis, Adm John Child (b 1746). SeeûMarshall, Lt John: Royal Naval Biography, Vol 1, page 235. View more info

Great Britain and Napoleon 1814-1815.

By: Grant Robertson (C.G.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1944,

Seller ID: 9302

unpaginated, 17pp, original green wrappers. SBS: In this pamphlet written in 1944 Grant Robertson writes 'History'ûmay or may not repeat itself, but it only too often confronts a coalitionûat the end of a great war with issues, affecting leading enemyûindividuals, in which policy and law are inextricably intertwined. View more info

Fitzroy The Remarkable Story of Darwin's Captain and the Invention of the Weather Forecast.

By: Gribbin (J.) & (M.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 2004, Yale,

Seller ID: 8062

xii + 336pp, 17 illus, 2 maps, text illus, dw. AJS: A modern life of Fitzroy of the Beagle. View more info

NRS Vol 118. The Royal Navy and North America: The Warren Papers, 1736-1752.

By: Gwyn (J.) Editor.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: 1973,

Seller ID: 1518

xlv + 463pp, frontis, map, 7 illus, blue cloth. AJS: No 118 in the series. View more info

Frances, Lady Nelson The Life and Times of an Admirable Wife.

By: Hardy (S.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: 2005,

Seller ID: 5513

320pp, 16 illus, 3 maps, dw. AJS: A new biography based on the hundred or so letters she wrote toûNelson. With a foreword by Colin White. View more info

The British Admirals of the Fleet 1734-1995.

By: Heathcote (T.A.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: 2002,

Seller ID: 4173

320pp, illus, dw. AJS: Outlines the 115 officers who held the rank of Admiral of the Fleetûin the Royal Navy from 1734, when it took its modern form, to 1995, whenûthe last one was appointed. View more info

Lewin of Greenwich The Authorised Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin.

By: Hill (Rear Ad R.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: 2000,

Seller ID: 3188

443pp, 28 illus, 6 maps, dw. Publisher: His career encompassed every naval conflict since the Second World War, culminating in his role as Chief of Defence Staff during the Falklands War. AJS: An interesting man and a book collector too...the last senior naval officer to buy books from us..modern Admirals do not read apparently. View more info

Augustus Hervey A Naval Casanova.

By: Holmes (M.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1996,

Seller ID: 3668

xiv + 306pp, frontis, 8 illus, 5 maps, dw. Publisher: Augustus Hervey (1724-1779), sailor, philanderer andûpolitician. View more info

Unpathed Waters An Account of the Life and Times of Joseph Huddart, FRS., At one time a Captain in the Service of the Honourable East India Company and later an Elder Brother of the Corporation of Trinity House.

By: Huddart (W.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1989,

Seller ID: 626

viii + 200pp, 17 illus (inc plans and sketches), dw. AJS: Captain Huddart (1741-1816), an expert in navigation, his advice wasûsought in the formation of the East India Dock Co. He also invented steamûdriven machinery for laying up rope. View more info

A Great Seaman the Life of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry F. Oliver.

By: James (W.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1956,

Seller ID: 664

190pp, 8 illus, dw. Marder: A short authorised biography of an almost legendary characterûwhose service career spanned the years 1878-1927. Based on the Admiral'sûpost-war recollections. View more info

Naval Brigades in the South African War 1899-1900 Written by Officers Attached to the Various Brigades, and Edited by Surgeon T.T. Jeans, RN.

By: Jeans (Surgeon T.T.)

Price: £250.00

Publisher: 1901, 1st ed,

Seller ID: 5169

xx + 304pp, frontis, 11 illus, 5 maps (4 folding), original decorated pale blue cloth, some slight wear to binding. AJS: A standard account of the involvement of the naval brigades in the South African War. The illustrations show the 4.7in naval gun in use on the improvised gun carriage, this inspired William Britain to create the toy gun that became a great success. There was a second edition in 1902. View more info

Somewheres East of Suez.

By: Jones (T.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1988,

Seller ID: 3699

252pp, 15 illus, 3 maps, endpaper illus, dw. AJS: More tales from this master mariner. View more info

Dearest Mother Extracts from the Letters of F.R. Kendall.

By: Kendal (F.R.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1987,

Seller ID: 7921

46pp, 7 illus, original pictorial laminated wrappers. AJS: Issued by P&O to celebrate their time in business, 1837-1987.ûKendall served with the company in India, Singapore, Hong Kong andûAustralia and sent regular letters home describing his experiences. View more info

Coxswain in the Northern Convoys.

By: Kerslake (S.A.)

Price: £13.00

Publisher: 1984,

Seller ID: 754

(x), 191pp, 48 illus, dw. AJS: The author took part in Convoys PQ17, QP14 and JW51B. He later servedûin the clandestine small boat organisation at Algiers, the African CoastalûFlotilla. View more info

Adventures Ashore and Afloat.

By: Keyes (Admiral of the Fleet Sir R.)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: 1939 rp 1973,

Seller ID: 836

374pp, 34 illus, 7 maps, dw. AJS: Roger Keyes..his early life in the Royal Navy, anti-slavery patrols,ûat Relief of Peking. The work ends in 1906. View more info