Category: Biography


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Fleet Admiral King A Naval Record.

By: King (Fleet Ad E.J.) & Whitehill (Cdr W.M.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: 1953,

Seller ID: 2215

xvi + 465pp, 19 illus, 7 charts and maps, original blue cloth. AJS: C-in-C of the US Fleets, and Chief of Naval Operations from 1941-45.ûHe was directly concerned both with the active planning of navalûoperations and with the overall Allied strategy. View more info

My Naval Life 1906-1929.

By: King-Hall (S.)

Price: £16.00

Publisher: 1952,

Seller ID: 7380

287pp, 12 illus, original pale blue cloth. Marder: Interesting for the accounts of the main North Sea actions of the war, in all of which the author's ship, the light cruiser Southampton, was present. View more info

The Journal of Daniel Paine 1794-1797.

By: Knight (R.J.B.) & Frost (A.) Editors.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: 1983,

Seller ID: 921

xxix + 107pp, 4 illus, large format (25cm x 18cm), dw. AJS: The journal was kept on his voyage to Sydney in the Reliance inû1795. The editors go on to discuss government shipbuilding and timberûgathering in New South Wales, 1795-1805.ûPublisher: First edition of a diary kept on the voyage to Sydney in theûReliance in 1795 and sojourn in New South Wales.ûIntroduction and appendix on early government, the fledgling boat buildingûindustry and timber industry. With biographies of all the personsûmentioned in the journal. View more info

Last But Not Least. His Own Story of the 1978 Round-the-World Race.

By: Knox-Johnston (R.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1978,

Seller ID: 3701

207pp, frontis, 20 colour Illus, 7 illus, 3 maps, endpaper maps, dw. View more info

By Joseph T. Downey Ordinary Seaman, USN. The Cruise of the Portsmouth A Sailor's View of the Naval Conquest of California 1845-1847.

By: Lamar (H.R.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1958, Yale,

Seller ID: 8789

xxi + 246pp, 6 maps, pictorial stiff paper wrappers. AJS: Downey's journal presents a lively and uninhibted account of theûseizure of San Francisco, where he went ashore as Washington Bartlett'sûclerk, and Stockton's overland march from San Diego to recapture LosûAngeles, with the battles of La Mesa and San Gabriel. View more info

The Falklands and the Dwarf The Cruise of HMS Dwarf in the Falkland Islands 1881-1882.

By: Layman (Rear Ad C.H.) & Cameron (J.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1995,

Seller ID: 3551

xiv + 160pp, 73 illus (photos, facsims, maps), endpaper illus, dw. AJS: Based on the letters of the Cdr Sir William Wiseman commanding officer of HMS Dwarf, a Victorian gunboat sent out to enforce a conservation regime on brutal and unprincipled sealers. View more info

Precursors of Nelson British Admirals in the Eighteenth Century.

By: Le Fevre (P.) & Harding (R.) Editors.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: 2000,

Seller ID: 3114

provisional details, 416pp, 16 illus, dw. AJS: Studies by various authors of..Torrington, Rooke, Shovell, Byng,ûNorris, Wager, Vernon, Anson, Hawke, Rodney, Howe, Hood, Barham, StûVincent, Cornwallis, and Keith. View more info

William Diaper a Bigraphical Sketch.

By: Legge (C.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: 1966,

Seller ID: 10716

extract, pp79-90, in printed grey paper wrappers. AJS: Reprinted from the Journal of Pacific History. A commentary onûDiaper's life as author of Jackson's Narrative (1850) and Cannibal Jackû(1889). View more info

James Toutant Proctor.

By: Legge (C.) & Terrell (J.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: 1970,

Seller ID: 10717

extract, pp65-83, in printed grey paper wrappers. AJS: Reprinted from the Journal of Pacific History. Proctor's main claimûto fame (and there were many) was as a recruiting agent in the NewûHebrides labour trade in the 1860s. View more info

Sir Francis Drake.

By: Lloyd (C.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: 1957,

Seller ID: 8775

144pp, map, pictorial stiff paper wrappers. View more info

Memoirs of Celebrated Naval Commanders Illustrated by Engravings from Original Pictures in The Naval Gallery of Greenwich Hospital.

By: Locker (E.H.)

Price: £225.00

Publisher: 1832,

Seller ID: 306

(vi), 12 + 13 + 19 + 13 + 13 + 11 + 15 + 11 + 16 + 12 + 8 + 11 + 16 + 13 +û22 + 41 + 8 + 3 + 15 + 12pp, 20 engraved plates (mainly portraits), largeûformat (26cm x 19cm), in later (1970s) pale blue cloth, paper label toûspine, an attractive copy. AJS: Plates of Howard, Blake, Monk, Montague, Rooke, Benbow, Russell, Byng,ûHawke, Saunders, Kempenfelt, Bridport, Cook, Barrington, Collingwood,ûLocker, with views of Harry Grace ... Dieue, Defeat of Spanish Armada,ûGlorious First of June, Nile.ûRodger: Eccentric production by a retired admiral's secretary, based onûhis extensive collection o... View more info

Reminiscences of a Sailor.

By: Lord (Capt W.R.)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: 1894,

Seller ID: 4759

xv + 308pp, portrait frontis, coloured endpapers, decorated red cloth. AJS: William R. Lord, Shipmaster, to sea in the 1860s. View more info

Queen's Company The Autobiography of Commodore Donald MacLean DSC, RD, RNR.

By: MacLean (D.)

Price: £16.00

Publisher: 1965 rev ed 1966,

Seller ID: 5904

228pp, original red cloth, dw. SBS: Captain of the Queens in the 1960s. View more info

Fear God and Dread Nought The Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher of Kilverstone.

By: Marder (A.J.) Editor. Set

Price: £225.00

Publisher: 1953-1959,

Seller ID: 1174

three volume set complete as noted, original red cloth (heavy set).û(1) The Making of an Admiral 1854-1904. 1952, 377pp, frontis, 5 illus.û(2) Years of Power 1904-1914. 1956, 521pp, frontis, illus.û(3) Restoration, Abdication and Last Years 1914-1920. 1959, 661pp, frontis,û5 illus. Marder: The selected and annotated correspondence with biographical essaysûprefacing each section. View more info

Memoirs of a Victorian Master Mariner. By Captain Hilary Marquand.

By: Marquand (E.B.) Editor.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1996,

Seller ID: 3690

xxxiv + 274pp, 22 illus, dw. AJS: Born in Guernsey in 1824, he went to sea and by 1849 had command ofûhis own ship. Thence to Cardiff where he became a successful ship-broker. View more info

A Family Man at Sea "My Dearest Margaret" Letters Home from a Mediterranean Flagship 1837-41.

By: McDowell (B.)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: 2013, Leominster,

Seller ID: 10406

xvi + 205pp, 8 colour illus, pictorial stiff paper wrappers. AJS: In July 1837 a British Fleet under the command of Admiral Sir RobertûStopford set sail for a three-year tour of duty in the Mediterranean. Onûboard the flagship, the Princess Charlotte, serving as Secretary to theûAdmiral, was John Loudon, whose 220 letters to his wife in Plymouthûprovide a fascinating and intimate picture of the routines and dramas ofûlife on a man-of-war during a little know period of British naval history.ûLoudon describes his close relationship with the Admiral and otherûofficers, the social life in M... View more info

The Diaries of Pte Horace Bruckshaw 1915-1916.

By: Middlebrook (M.) Editor.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1970,

Seller ID: 897

xxiii + 229pp, 17 illus, map, small format, dw. AJS: Diary of a Private in the Royal Marine Light Infantry who fought atûGallipoli and died on the western front. View more info

From Ship's-Boy to Skipper.

By: Moffat (H.Y.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: 1909,

Seller ID: 8926

309pp, frontis, 3 illus, original red cloth. SBS: His adventures aboard merchant ships 1857-1905, including interesting descriptions of life in Australia, India the Chincha Islands etc. View more info

Fisher's Face. or, Getting to Know the Admiral.

By: Morris (J.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1995, New York,

Seller ID: 11

(vi), 300pp, frontis portrait, dw. AJS: A well received work from this noted travel writer. View more info

Life of Robert Napier of West Shandon.

By: Napier (J.)

Price: £85.00

Publisher: 1904, Edinburgh,

Seller ID: 2624

xiv + 267pp, photogravure frontis, 38 illus, original decorated green cloth. AJS: A standard life of the Clyde shipbuilder. View more info