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ANON: The British Navy from Within by "Ex-Royal Navy".

Item NO. 15790

London: Hodder & Stoughton, [ 1914 ]. First edition. Plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches), 200-pages. Original blue cloth with coloured pictorial onlay to upper cover and spine as issued. Spine onlay a little chipped, some foxing, small paint splash to fore-edge of text block.

£28.00

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ANON: Diary of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth January to May 1915.

Item No. 15919

Printed by Permission of the Admiralty, for private circulation to Officers and Men, 1919. Plates. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), 50-pages. Original blue cloth; good. Inscribed on front pastedown: "Charles D. Morris AB, HMS Queen Elizabeth 23rd Dec. 1914". Gallipoli, Dardanelles. Rare.

£150.00

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ANON: H.M.S. Apollo 1936-1938

Item No. 15915

Item No. 15915

Lowestoft: Printed by Flood & Son, circa 1939. Plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), 136-pages. Original blue cloth; headbands a little rubbed else good in dust jacket; dust jacket with tears. Signature on front pastedown. Bermuda etc.

£30.00

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CHATTERTON, E. KEBLE: The Story of the British Navy.

Item No. 16131

London: Mills & Boon,1911. Coloured frontispiece, b&w plates. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 inches), 371-pages. Original blue cloth with coloured pictorial onset on upper cover as issued. Some foxing, overall good. Engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown.

£15.00

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COLOMB, VICE-ADMIRAL P.H: Naval Warfare. Its ruling principles and practice historically treated. Second edition, revised & corrected with additional chapter ..... new map & plans.

Item No. 19069

London: W. H. Allen, 1895, Map & plans, one folding. 8vo (10 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches), 471-pages. Original blue cloth. Hedbands bruised and with split, upper inner hinge partly split, foxing to prelims. Overall a very nice copy; largely unopened. 

£60.00

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COLOMB, VICE-ADMIRAL P.H: Memoirs of Admiral the Right Honble. Sir Astley Cooper Key.

London: Methuen, 1898. First edition. Portrait. 8vo (9 x 5 1/2 inches), 511-pages. Original black cloth. Prelims. foxed, messy scribbled out signature on front free endpaper, tiny snag in backstrip; overall very good.

£22.00

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CUSTANCE, ADMIRAL SIR REGINALD: The Ship of the Line in Battle.

Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1912. First edition. Folding charts. 8vo (10 x 6 1/2 inches), 213-pages. Original blue cloth. Binding scuffed & faded; internally very good. Armorial bookplate. 

£25.00

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Item No. 15938

EWART, REAR-ADMIRAL: The Naval Almanack 1914. Containing a Victory or Event of Naval Interest for each Day of the Year.

London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1914. Frontispiece. 12mo (6 1/4 x 5 inches), unpaginated. Original blue cloth gilt; very good. Rare.

£40.00

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FAWCETT, H.W. & HOOPER, G.W.W. (Editors): The Fighting at Jutland. The Personal Experiences of Sixty Oficers and Men of the British Fleet. With 45 photographs and numerous plans and illustrations. Illustrated by a Naval Officer.

Item No. 19065

Item No. 19065

[1920]. Original 2-tone buckram with white title label on upper cover; boards very damp mottled. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Contemporary inscription on half-title. 

£30.00

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HENDERSON, W.H. Editor: The Naval Review. Produced by the Naval Society for Private Circulation among its Members. Volume 1.

Item No. 19053

Naval Society, 1913. Folding map. Large 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches), 471-pages, buckram with scuffed green lettering piece. Foxing to prelims. Paper of upper inner joint cracked but very firm. White (paint?) marks to upper cover. Tanning within. 

£35.00

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HYDROGRAPHER OF THE NAVY: Ocean Passages for the World. Third edition.

Item No. 18788

Taunton: Hydrographic Dept. 1973. Coloured charts. 4to (12 x 8 1/2 inches), 258-pages. Original blue cloth. Together with a separate card wallet containing 4 large folding coloured chart sheets (one with some marginal sellotape repairs). Both contained in the original card slipcase; this faded and marked.

£20.00

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JERROLD, DOUGLAS: The Royal Naval Division. With an Introduction by the Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill.

Item No. 19067

London: Hutchinson, 1923. First edition. Plates & folding charts. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 inches),368-pages. Original blue cloth. Covers horribly damp-marked, spine quite presentable and internally sound. 

£32.00

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KIRBY, W.W: The Cruise of H.M.S. Vindictive, a Record of Her First Commission, Mediterranean Station 1900-1903.

Item No. 15920

London: Gale & Polden, 1904. Plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 130-pages. Original blue cloth pictorially blocked in silver; some foxing otherwise very good.

£70.00

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LOW, LIEUT. CHAS. RATHBONE (late Indian Navy): Her Majesty's Navy, including its Deeds and Battles.

Item No. 19176

Item No. 19176

Item No. 19176

Item No. 19176

London: J.S. Virtue [ 1890-1893 ]. Three volumes. Chromolitho. frontispieces, extra chromolitho. titles and 40 chromolitho. plates with tissue guards. The plates by W. Christian Symonds and W. Fred. Mitchell. Three volumes 4to (11 1/4 x 9 inches), pages: xi:(1):348; vii:(1):352; & vii:(1):352, each volume with 4-pages of publisher's advertisements at end. Volume 3 with tipped-in printed notice "To Officers of the Navy" offering the original drawings for this work at 10 to 12 guineas each. Original pebble grain green cloth blocked in gilt and colours, all edges gilt. Some tiny spits to headbands, overall an excellent and clean set. Contemporary signature and address on verso of front free endpapers. 

£450.00

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MACAULAY, DR: From Middy to Admiral of the Fleet. The Story of Commodore Anson re-told for Boys.

London: Hutchinson, c. 1900. Portrait. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 390-pages. Contemporary full polished tree calf, decorative border to sides, upper cover blocked in gilt "Grammar School Ashton-in-Makerfield". Spine blocked in gilt in 4 compartments within raised bands, double burgundy lettering pieces. all edges marbled, Prize label on front pastedown. An attractive binding in very good condition. 

£35.00

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McMURTRIE, FRANCIS E: Jane's Fighting Ships 1941. (Issued March 1942).

London: Sampson Low Marston & Co., 1941. Black & white photographic illustrations, diagrams. Oblong (8 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches wide), pp.61 advertisements:lvi:529, original blue cloth, no dustwrapper; binding headbands bumped with a very short split to top headband, front cover with a large very faintly discoloured patch, and with whitish marks to back cover, white speckling to front; internally, with faint bumping or creasing to top corner of text block, some movement to hinges but generally firm.

£30.00

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MAHAN, CAPTAIN A. T: The Life of Nelson. The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain. In two volumes.

Item No. 19068

London: Sampson Low, 1897. First edition Maps, battle plans, and portraits, Two volumes 8vo (9 x 6 1/4 inches), pages: 454 & 427. Original blue cloth blocked in gilt, top edges gilt others uncut. A little light scuffing to one backstrip, overall a very good copy. 

£80.00

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MINTER, JOSEPH A. (Signal Boatswain, R. N.): The Cruise of H.M.S. "Drake". A Record of an eventful Commission with the Second Cruiser Squadron, January, 1905 - May, 1907.

Item No. 15910

London: Gale & Polden, 1907. Plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 287-pages. Original blue cloth blocked in white & red. White decoration to binding rubbed, upper inner joint strained, front free endpaper removed, front pastedown and half-title soiled, ink scribble on leaf of advertisements at end. Canada and the Mediterranean.

£40.00

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OLIVER, R.D Editor: H.M.S. "Excellent" 1830-1930. A history of the Royal Naval Gunnery School at Whale Island, Portsmouth.

Item No. 19054

Portsmouth: Charpentier, 1930. The third edition re-written. Folding plan, portraits, plates & illustrations. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 inces), 264-pages. Original cloth with pictorial paper onlay as issued. Corners bumped, backstrip faded and a trifle worn. Overall very good. 

£20.00

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RAWSON, GEOFFREY: Life of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson. With Maps & Illustrations.

London: Edward Arnold, 1914. First edition. Plates, folding maps. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), 296-pages. Original blue cloth. Short split to headband, corners rubbed through. Portrait frontispiece detached. With the signature and armorial bookplate of Charles Rawson on front pastedown. Some foxing.

£20.00

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RAYNER, J.J. & SONS: Naval Outfitters, Clothiers, and Contractors.

Item No. 1311

Attractive coloured advertisement for this firm, seemingly removed from some form of nautical publication, illustrated by a lifebuoy and naval and merchant officers in uniform. "Contractors by appointment to the Cunard S.S. Co.Ltd, Pacific S.N.Co ..." etc. Suitable for framing, size overall 17 x 14 ins. c.1890's.

£25.00

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ROBINSON, COMMANDER CHARLES N: The British Fleet. The Growth, Achievements and Duties of the Navy of the Empire. With about One Hundred and fifty reproductions of Paintings, Prints, and Drawings illustrative of Battles, Ships, Persons, Customs ..... Limited Large Paper Edition.

Item No. 19086

Item No. 19086

London: George Bell, 1894. Large Paper copy, limited to 150 copies. Small 4to (8 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches), pages: xviii:560, original vellum-backed cloth boards blocked in gilt, top edge gilt others uncut. Vellum spine dustmarked else very good.

Weight 1.9 kg thus extra overseas postage will be requested. 

£100.00

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ROYAL UNITED SERVICE INSTITUTION: Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Whitehall Yard. Volume XX.

London: W. Mitchell, 1877. Maps & plates, some folding. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 762-pages plus proceedings and list of members. Contemporary half black calf with crimson lettering piece, rubbed and scuffed, inner joints cracked, but sound. Tears into two folding maps without loss, endpapers foxed. On Circular Iron-clads (with folding plates); An Account of the Chinese Naval Arsenal at Foo-chow, etc. etc.

£50.00

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TEONGE, HENRY: The Diary of Henry Teonge Chaplain on Board His Majesty's Ships Assistance, Bristol, and Royal Oak Anno 1675-1679. Now first published from the Original MS. With Biographical and Historical Notes.

Item No. 19085

Item No. 19085

London: Charles Knight, 1825. First edition. Extra engraved title, folding facsimile. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xviii:327. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards. Spine gilt with burgundy lettering piece. One inch crack at head of upper joint, foxing to prelims. otherwise good. 

£120.00

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VERNER, RUDOLF - Commander, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Inflexible. With a Memoir of the Author by Howard Hodge: The Battle Cruisers at the Action of the Falkland Islands.

Item No. 19099

Item No. 19099

Item No. 19099

Item No. 19099

London: John Bale, 1920. First edition. Portrait, 16 plates, some coloured. 4to (12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches), 85-pages. Original blue and white cloth blocked in gilt. Foxing to prelims. and occasionally lightly elsewhere. A very nice copy indeed. 

£160.00

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WEYER, B: Taschenbuch der Kriegsflotten 1914/15, Kriegsausgabe: Die fremden Kriegsflotten.

Item No. 17477

Munchen: Lehmann, 1914. Numerous photographs, deck plans, outlines, etc. Small 8vo (6 34 x 4 3/4 inches), 425-pages plus illustrated advertisements. Original blue cloth pictorially blocked in colours. Spine canted and faded, partial split to cloth of lower joint.

£15.00

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ALLEN LINE STEAMER, OF GLASGOW: 'Deck scene. Ship "Armillan" 1655 Tons Reg. John Mitchell, Commander. March 13th 1888 at Robinson's Stores, Brooklyn, N.Y'.

Item No. 1309

An original photograph of the 9 crew of this steamer pictured on deck, on the original card mount printed as above. The photograph 4 x 6 inches, rather faded, the mount 11 x 9 inches, rather foxed.

£50.00

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BARKER, M. H: The Old Sailor's Jolly Boat, laden with Tales, Yarns, Scraps, Fragments, etc. etc. to Please All Hands, pulled by Wit, Fun, Humor, and Pathos, and steered by M. H. Barker.

Item No. 18780

Item No. 18780

London: L. W. Strange, 1844. Frontispiece, extra engraved title, and plates by Robert Cruikshank. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 inches), 456-pages. 19th Century half tan calf, marbled boards, spine floral gilt within compartments with maroon and green lettering pieces, all edges gilt. Some plates browned, inner margin of frontispiece rubbed, extra engraved title detached and frayed on inner margin. Touch of old colouring to flag on engraved title.

£35.00

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CUBBIN, THOMAS: The Hurricane Wreck of the Ship 'Serica'. A Personal Narrative of Peril and Adventure by her Captain Thomas Cubbin.

Item No. 18363

Item No. 18363

London: Simpkin Marshall, Liverpool: Edward Howell, Douglas: Mylrea & Allen, 1870. First edition, 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches), 219-pages. Original blue cloth blocked in black & gilt. The binding very spotted and marked, headbands worn. Occasional marginal soiling to the text, endpapers soiled, scribbling to rear endpapers, a few small pieces torn from blank margins. Not a good copy but very rare.

£50.00

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CUNARD: R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth. Large folding plan of First Class Accomodation.

Item No. 18410

Item No. 18410

Cunard, December 1954. Large coloured folding plans comprising six long double sided fold-out deck plans with coloured illustrations, each plan 22 x 8 3/4 inches and folding into the original wrappers printed in brown and gold. Very good.

£30.00

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CUNARD WHITE STAR LINE: The Cunard White Star Quadruple-Screw Liner "Queen Mary".

Item No. 18783

Item No 18783

Item No. 18783

Item No. 18783

Item No. 18783

London: Offices of "Engineering", 1936. Five folding deck plans. Frontispiece & numerous photographic illustrations. Folio (14 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches), 78-pages. Original wrappers titled in black and gilt. Wrappers marked, Being a reprint of articles originally appearing in "Engineering" on May 15, 22, 29 & June 5, & 12 1936 and here first published as one. Rare.

£120.00

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CUNARD WHITE STAR: "Mauretania" Launch at the yard of Cammell Laird & Co. Limited Birkenhead, Thursday July 28 1938. Naming ceremony performed by Lady Bates.

Item No. 2693

Cunard White Star, 1938. A sumptuous souvenir of the launch. Folio, purple and silver light boards with the 'Mauretania' embossed in relief, silk cord bound. The illustrations comprising plates from photographs and two splendid art-drawn double-page coloured plates printed on silvered background. The binding a little rubbed and edge chipped but generally very good.

£25.00

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CUNARD WHITE STAR LINE: R.M.S. "Carinthia".

Item No. 1299

Six 4to menus from this ship, each with coloured illustration to the front; the larger farewell dinner menu foxed. 1936.

£45.00

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GENERAL STEAM NAVIGATION CO. (Publishers): Seawards. Official Souvenir Handbok of the Eagle & Queen Line Steamers.

Item No. 17266

London: The General Steam Navigation Co. 1950. Illustrations. 8vo, 96-pages. Original pictorial wrappers. Good.

£10.00

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GEORGE GIBSON & CO's STEAMERS: A printer's proof of their letterhead.

Item No. 13945

On stout paper, 8 3/4 x 5 inches. Circa 1900. Ink smudged on plate marks and at date line.

£10.00

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GRAVIERE, VICE-AMIRAL JURIEN DE LA: Les Marins du XV et de XVI Siecle. Ouvrage enrichi de Cartes et de Figures.

Item No. 19074

Paris: E. Plon, 1879. First edition. Two volumes. Two folding maps, plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: 321:(1) & 344:(1). Nicely bound half burgundy calf, spines gilt rules, raised bands, green & tan lettering pieces, top edges gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, uneven fading to upper cover of volume one, endpapers foxed. Overall very good. 

£100.00

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HALL, THOMAS: The T.W. Lawson. The Fate of the World's Only Seven-Masted Schooner.

Item No. 15128

Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2006. First History Press edition. Illustrations. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches), 153-pages. Softback. Original coloured pictorial wrappers; excellent.

£18.00

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HAMPTON, Fl./Lt. T.A: "Alone at Sea".

Item No. 18710

London: Sole Distributor Capt. O. M. Watts, June 1948. First impression. Plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 96-pages, original cloth; very good in edge worn dust jacket. Signed by the author on title.

£12.00

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HARBORD, J.B. & GOODWIN, H.B: Glossary of Navigation. A Vade Mecum for Practical Navigators. Third edition, Revised and Enlarged. Edited by H. B. Goodwin.

Item No. 15519

Item No. 15519

Portsmouth: Gieve's, London: John Hogg, 1897. Two volvelles at front "North [& South] Circumpolar Star Disc", double-page diagrams, illustrations in the text. Thick small 8vo (5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches), 512-pages. Publisher's full grained blue calf lettered in gilt; some rubbing to extremities but overall very good. Errata slip tipped-in.

£45.00

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KEMP, DIXON: Practical Boat Building for Amateurs: Containing full instructions for Designing and Building Punts, Skiffs, Canoes, Sailing Boats, et. Illustrated with Working Diagrmas by Adrian Nelson. Second edition (enlarged).

Item No. 17402

London: Upcott Gill, c. 1907. Illustrations. 8o (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 108-pages. Original green grained cloth pictorially blocked in gilt. Relevant newscutting tipped on to front pastedown.

£38.00

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KNIGHT, E.F: The Union-Castle and the War 1914-1919. Illustrated by E. G. Fuller.

Item No. 19063

London: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co. 1920. Coloured frontispiece, illustrations. 4to (11 x 15 inces), 63-pages plus unpaginated Roll of Honour and Awards. Two-tone cloth gilt. Binding a little faded and marked, foxing to prelins. and at end. 

£10.00

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LEES, JAMES: Dana's Seaman's Friend: Containing a Treatise on Practical Seamanship, with plates .... A Dictionary of Sea Terms ... the Duty of Masters and Mariners. New Edition, Revised.

Item No. 19049

Item No. 19049

London: George Philip, [1872]. 5 engraved plates. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches), 387-pages plus publisher's catalogue at end. Original cloth blocked in gilt with an anchor. Hinges split and chipped, boards held on cords, corners rubbed through. 

£25.00

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LINCOLN-GRANGE, L.F: Motor Ships and their Story.

The original typescript of this apparently unpublished work. 183-pages folio; tie bound. Together with 12 folders containing another copy of the typescript, arranged in chapters, with c.111 original photographs with which it was intended to illustrate the published book; these photographs showing numerous ships, engines, etc. Chapter headings include 'The first Motor Ships', 'American Motor Ships during the 1920's', 'Cargo-passenger liners', 'Oil Tankers' . A well written and illustrated work. c. 1958.

£75.00

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LINDSAY, J & H: Passage Brokers by authority of H.M. Board of Trade, World Travel Bureau, Edinburgh.

Item No. 1305

An attractive printer's proof of their engraved letterhead; the engraved image showing the globe, a steamship at sea, a railway train etc. Size within plate marks 5 x 8 inches. c.1900.

£25.00

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McMULLEN, R.T: Down Channel: From London to the Land's End in the Leo, 3 tons, and from London to the Scilly Isles in the Orion, 16 tons, R.T.Y.C. With other cruises

Item No. 14630

London: Longmans, Green, 1869. First edition. Frontispiece, title vignette, 7 plates and 4 maps (2 folding). Small 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches), 77-pages. Original green cloth pictorially blocked in gilt; a little spotting to upper cover; overall very good.

£75.00

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MAYNE, RICHARD: Mail Ships of the Channel Islands 1771-1971.

Chippenham, Wiltshire: Picton Publishing, 1971. First edition. Black & white illustrations. Large 8vo (9 1/2 x 7 inches ), 108-pages, original cloth in dustwrapper; binding excellent; dustwrapper with some slight edge-creasing along top edge, else good; internally, endpapers with a strip of light browning, otherwise excellent. With neat ownership blind-stamp on front free-endpaper.

£10.00

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MIDDLETON, EMPSON EDWARD: The Cruise of "The Kate".

Item No. 14579

London: Longmans, Green, 1870. First edition. Woodcut plates and illustrations. 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches), pages x (including dedication to his sister Kate Middleton after whom the yacht was named):2:292:4(tipped in prospectus for this work). Original blue cloth blocked in gilt. Binding detached and split on lower joint, chipping to head & tail of backstrip. Stitching broken but internally good. The rare first edition of this work re-printed many times, recounting this the first singlehanded yacht cruise around the UK. A worthy candidate for a sympathetic re-casing.

£45.00

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MOORE, JOHN HAMILTON: The practical navigator, and seaman's new daily assistant. Being a complete system of practical navigation, .......... The whole exemplified in a journal kept from London to Madeira, and back to England. The fourth edition, enlarged.

London: B. Law & G. Robinson, 1779. One plate, one map. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 301-pages. and approx. 200-pages of unpaginated tables. The last leaf being xx4 "A table of Amplitudes". Lacks all before title. Some damp marking to lower margin of a few leaves, old initials in ink on title, some dust marking and thumbing. Contemporary full tan calf, corners bent, some rubbing, burgundy lettering piece chipped. Binding sound however. 

£40.00

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II LAUNCHES THE S.S. EMPRESS OF BRITAIN 1955: The unique album compiled by the shipbuilders Fairfields of Govan, Glasgow for the launch of the SS "Empress of Britain" built for Canadian Pacific. Signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh.

Item No. 16481

Item No. 16481

Item No. 16481

 The launch taking place on 22nd June 1955. This substantial album contains at the front a leaf signed by the Queen and Prince Philip and there follows an example of all the printed material issued in relation to the launch (28 pieces as under) mounted to the album leaves, and 16 fine large photographs of the Queen, the shipyard, the launch etc. Two of the black album leaves bear drawings in white ink of shipyard scenes.

Item No. 16481

The ephemeral printed items include: the invitation to the launch mounted with two rosettes (by repute attached to the champagne bottle for the launching ceremony?); Guest List; Luncheon Menu; Table Seating Plan; Two A.A. Launch stickers; Five RSVP forms; four shipyard gate entry tickets (all different); 5 admission tickets for the launch (all different); Canadian Pacific brochure; a coloured reproduction of the painting of the ship by Norman Wilkinson; & a Fairfields notice.

Item No. 16481

Item No. 16481

Together with 16 fine large (9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inch) photographs mounted one per page. These depict the arrival of the Queen (2); one of the crowds watching the arrival of the guests in a convoy of coaches; eight others of the Queen and Prince Philip, three being on the launch dais; two of the ship launching and two of the ship immediately after the launch; two of the Queen and Prince Philp descending from the dais; one of the Queen accepting commemorative silver; and finally a fine head and shoulder portrait of the smiling Queen.

Also two smaller photographs in a folder within the volume and four larger ( 11 3/4 x 9 inch) loose photographs, three being of the interior of Fairfileds offices and another of the launch dais. The album bound full grained black bevelled cloth (17 x 12 inches) gilt lettered on upper cover, "SS Empress of Britain Launched by Her Majesty the Queen, 22nd June 1955". Lacking one binding stud.

A unique album. Further images upon request.

£2,000.00

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ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET COMPANY: Playing Cards.

Item No. 1304

A standard pack of playing cards produced by Waddington, the backs showing the R.M.S.P.Co. flag to each corner, sailing ships, globe, to the centre; fine in the original rubbed slipcase. c. 1920.

£35.00

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SENATE, 62nd Congress, 2d Session, Report No. 806: "Titanic" Disaster. Report of the Committee on Commerce United States Senate pursuant to S. Res. 283 directing the Committee on Commerce to Investigate the causes leading to the Wreck of the White Star Liner "Titanic" ........

Item No. 14005

Washington: Government Printing Office 1912 [ facsimile reprint. 7C'S Press, Ludlow, MA. 1975 ]. Portraits & plate. 8vo, 92-pages, original printed wrappers; a little spotted, staples rusting.

£15.00

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SMOUT, T.C. [Editor]: Scotland and the Sea.

Item No. 9209

Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers; and Maryland: Barnes & Noble, 1992. First edition. Black & white illustrations and maps. Large 8vo, pp.vii:232, original cloth in dustwrapper; tiny tear and slight crease to back upper edge of dustwrapper; in all other respects, excellent.

£22.00

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SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH [Publishers]: The Mariner's Mirror, The Quarterly Journal for Nautical Research. The four issues for 1968 comprising Volume 53.

London: Cambridge University Press for The Society for Nautical Research, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 1968. Four issues. 8vo, original printed wrappers; backstrips browned. top edge of text block spotted.

£15.00

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SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH [Publishers]: The Mariner's Mirror, The Quarterly Journal for Nautical Research. The four issues for 1969 comprising Volume 53.

London: Cambridge University Press for The Society for Nautical Research, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 1969. Four issues. 8vo, original printed wrappers; backstrips browned, top edge of text block spotted, chipping to lower fore-corner of No.1. With the separate index for these issues loosely inserted.

£15.00

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SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH [Publishers]: The Mariner's Mirror, The Quarterly Journal for Nautical Research. The four issues for 1971 comprising Volume 53.

London: Cambridge University Press for The Society for Nautical Research, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 1971. Four issues. 8vo, original printed wrappers; backstrips browned. top edge of text block spotted.

£15.00

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SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH [Publishers]: The Mariner's Mirror, The Quarterly Journal for Nautical Research. The four issues for 1972 comprising Volume 53.

London: Cambridge University Press for The Society for Nautical Research, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 1972. Four issues. 8vo, original printed wrappers; 3 backstrips browned. top edge of 2 text blocks spotted.

£15.00

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VALPARAISO, CLUB NAVAL DE: Centenario de las Gestas Navales de 1879.

Item No. 1317

Valparaiso: Club Naval de Valparaiso, 1979. Number 1361 of an edition of 2000. Lavishly illustrated in colour, with tissue-guards, throughout; the whole printed on heavy art paper. Oblong folio, full padded tan calf lettered in gilt and with brass corners; headbands slightly rubbed; generally a very good copy.

£40.00

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WILSON, WILLIAM: Elements of Navigation or the Practical Rules of the Art Plainly Laid Down, and Clearly Demonstrated ..... to which is added all the Necessary Tables.

Item No. 19087

Item No. 19087

Item No. 19087

Item No. 19087

Edinburgh: for the Author, 1773. First edition. 14 folding plates. Large 8vo (9 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xvi:510:(1,errate). Contemporary full polished brown calf with chipped burgundy lettering piece. Extremities rubbed, re-cased at an early date. Dust marking to half-title. One folding plate dust marked on fore margin, several creased, one with lower margin trimmed and laiddown on linen. 

£400.00

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