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1. Conway’s Warship 1991 Very good Hardback inc. Very Good Dust-jacket. pp255. Profusely illustrated with illustrations, maps, drawings and plans. Edited by Robert Gardiner ISBN 0851775829 £8.
2. Conway’s Warship 1990 Large sized Hardback inc. Good Dust-Jacket. pp. 255. Profusely illustrated with illustrations, maps, drawings and plans. Naval Institute Press Edited by Robert Gardiner ISBN 1557509034 £16.
3. Orizzonte Mare - Corazzate 2 1972 – Andrea Doria Class Battleships – Andrea Doria & Caio Duilio £9
4. The Torpedomen – HMS Vernon’s story 1872-1986 by Rear Admiral E N Poland CB CBE ISBN 0859373967 Like New condition Hardback in Dust-jacket not price-clipped and with the original retailer’s sticker Maritime Books and a removed previous owner’s sticker on the 1st blank page. £11
5. Jane’s Fighting Ships 1919 A collector’s item and reference tool. Large Landscape Hardback with original Dustjacket. Very good condition internally, looks unread. Just minor shelf wear to dust-jacket edges. Profusely illustrated with line drawings, tables and photographs and even the adverts are a treasure trove of information. £17
6. Jane’s Fighting Ships 1983-84 Edited by Captain John Moore RN. Founded in 1897 by Fred T. Jane. ISBN: 0710607741 Large Portrait Hardback in blue cloth boards with gilding. Looks unread internally but a bit of rubbing to the cover. C.800 pages. Profusely illustrated with line drawings, tables and photographs and many original adverts. £12.
7. Warships Illustrated No. 7 – British Destroyers in World War One (1986) by Ray A. Burt ISBN: 0853687536 Softback 64 pages with 121 high quality images of destroyers from the Great War many of which never published. Looks unread and in good condition, no inscriptions and not an ex-library copy. £5
8. Jane’s American Fighting Ships of the 20th Century (1991) Edited and Foreword by Captain John Moore R.N. Preface by Vice Admiral M. Staser Holcomb US Navy (RET). 319 pages inside this massive Hardback with Dust-jacket in very good condition. No inscriptions and not ex-library which most copies tend to be. Only sign of previous ownership is some rubbing and a small tear on the dust-cover top edge near the spine. ISBN 0792456262. High quality reference work publication which covers Battleships, Aircraft Carrier, Cruisers, Torpedo Boats, Destroyers, Destroyers Escorts and Frigates, Submarine, Amphibious Forces, Mine Warfare Forces, Gunboats, Tenders, US Coast Guard Vessels. NO OTHER COPIES ON SALE IN THE UK AS VERY RARE TO FIND THIS SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC. £14
10. Combat Fleets of the World 1976/77 – Their Ships, Aircraft, and Armament - With over 1,400 photographs and line drawings! By Jean Labayle Couhat ed. (1976) Arms and Armour Press Ltd. ISBN: 0853684103 And this English translation prepared under the direction of the United States Naval Institute. Very Large and heavy Hardback with Dust-jacket with minor edge wear but overall this book looks unread inside. £5
11. Atlantis – The Story of a German Surface Raider (1970) By Mohr & Sellwood, Rarer later Howard Baker edition. Hardback with pictorial boards in clear protective film. Near new, unread condition. ISBN 093049900 £9
12. The Kamikaze Hunters – Fighting for the Pacific, 1945 (2015) Large book at 456pags. By Will Iredale ISBN: 9780230768192 Macmillan 1st-edition. Hardback in like new dust-jacket. Unread throughout RRP £20. Not an ex-library copy. £4.50
13. U-Boat 977 – The U-Boat That Escaped to Argentina (2003) Wren’s Park Publishing by Heinz Schaeffer Preface by Admiral of the Fleet the Earl of Cork and Orrey, CCB, GCVO, Foreword by Nicholas Monserrat RRP £16.99 Hardback in unclipped Dust-jacket, looks unread and as new. 160 pages ISBN 0905778871 First published in 1952, this is the rarer more recent edition. £4.50
14. Signalman Jones – Based on the recollections of Geoffrey Holder-Jones (2010) By Tim Parker ISBN: 1906266212 RRP£9.95 Unread as new Paperback. £1
15. Nightmare at Scapa Flow – The Truth about the sinking of HMS Royal Oak (1991) by H.J. Weaver 3rd edition. Hardback with Dust-jacket in near new condition. ISBN 0859560252, Cressrelles Publishing Co. Ltd., Malvern, Worcestershire, England. “the author examined all the official British accounts and records, including ones recently opened at the time, and patiently investigated every point of controversy until he was able to set down a documented, definitive account of this British naval disaster in 1939”. £2.50
16. War Beneath the Sea – Submarine Conflict 1939-1945 (1995) by Peter Padfield John Murray Publishers Ltd., London, England. But this edition published by Book Club Associates. 560 pages Hardback in very good unclipped dust-jacket. ISBN: 0719551680 £2.50
17. The Luck of HMS Dragon by Eric H. Little. Rare wartime book about the RN Cruiser (1944) paperback about the exploits in the Far East of the South African manned HMS Dragon ‘D’ Class Light Cruiser against the forces of the Italians in East Africa and the Japanese in the Pacific. Cobra Books & published by John Spencer & Co. Ltd, London, England. 154 pages. Pages naturally tanned with age as this one nearly 75 years old. Scarce wartime title. £9
18. The Royal Navy – An Illustrated Social History 1870 – 1982 By Captain John Wells with a foreword by Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Lewin of Greenwich. Large Softback, 306pp, Sutton Publishing in association with the Royal Naval Museum. ISBN: 0750908335 £1
19. Lewin of Greenwich – The Authorized Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin (2000) By Richard Hill and with a foreword by H.R.H. The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT, OM, GBE, AC, QSO. ISBN: 0304353299 Cassell & Co., London, England. Hardback in non-clipped dust-jacket. Near new condition and looks unread. “Having joined the Royal Navy in 1939, Lewin served in HMS Ashanti from 1942-45, then after the war he commanded a destroyer, a frigate squadron and an aircraft carrier, held important Ministry posts and national and NATO commands in chief. His service career reached its zenith with the appointment as Chief of Defense Staff in 1979” £2.50
20. Ultra Goes to War – The Secret Story (1978) by Ronald Lewin Hutchinson & Co. Publishers Ltd., London, England ISBN 0091344204 Hardback in Dust-jacket with just minor shelf wear. After reading this book all accounts and histories of the operations during WW2 need revisiting, such was this book’s sweeping importance. Essential reading for anyone interested in World War 2. £1.50
21. The Seaforth Bibliography – A Guide to more than 4,000 works on British naval history 55BC – 1815 (2004) By Eugene L. Rasor ISBN 9781848320024 Seaforth Publishing, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd., Barnsley, Yorks., England. Large Softback 900pp, unread inside but small nick to spine and minor edge wear to cover. £9
22. A Sailor’s War (1983) By Sam Lombard-Hobson Foreword by Ann Monserrat (wife of Nicholas Monserrat of The Cruel Sea fame) ISBN: 0856135291 Orbis Publishing, London, England. 1st-edition Hardback in un-clipped Dust-jacket, 174pp, with inscription in the front end-paper of “To an officer of the Royal Hellenic Navy from an officer of the Roya Navy”. Lombard-Hobson served in WW2 in the destroyers HMS Whitshed and HMS Southdown before being given his first command HMS Rockwood and sent to the Mediterranean. He also served in the cruiser Newcastle in the Korean war. A Valuable wartime biography from an officer at sea for most of the war. £3.50
23. E-Boat Alert – Defending the Normandy Invasion Fleet (1996) By James Foster Tent RRP £19.95. ISBN: 1853107921 Airlife Publishing Ltd., Shrewsbury, England. Like new condition Hardback in like-new Dust-jacket. 288pp across 13 chapters and includes 5 schematics, 3 maps and 48 photos. £4.50
24. Nightmare at Scapa Flow – The Truth About the Sinking of HMS Royal Oak (2008) By H.J. Weaver ISBN: 9781843410423. “the author examined all the official British accounts and records, including ones recently opened at the time, and patiently investigated every point of controversy until he was able to set down a documented, definitive account of this British naval disaster in 1939”. £1.75
25. The Eye of the Wind – An Autobiography of Peter Scott (1961) Rare 1st-edition 2nd impression Hardback including price-clipped Dust-jacket in protective clear protective wrapper. Not an ex-library copy which many for sale are. Hodder & Stoughton, London, England. 678pp with 4 plates in full colour, 31 pages of black-and-white photos and numerous line drawings. Inscription from original owners in 1961 on blank end paper. Peter Scott’s war service began by volunteering for the Navy in 1939. He served in destroyers (HMS Broke) in the Battle of the Atlantic, and Light Coastal Forces in the Channel, 1942-45 (HMS S.G.B. 9 Flotilla Leader, named later as HMS Grey Goose) Veteran of the Dieppe Raid, designer of the camouflage scheme adopted by the Admiralty for all ships in the Atlantic and many elsewhere. MBE, DSC and bar and 3 times Mentioned in Despatches. All of this and more is covered in depth in this excellent and very readable autobiography which is rare to find in this condition. £6.50
26. Before The Tide Turned – The Mediterranean Experiences of a British Destroyer Officer in 1941 by Lieutenant-Commander Hugh Hodgkinson D.S.C. RN with illustrations by Lieutenant-Commander Peter Thornhill R.N. (Dec. 1944 2nd-impression) “To my shipmates in H.M.S. Hotspur”. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, England. 242pp Hardback in faded and sunned blue boards with ageing to pages as one would expect for a book of nearly 75 years old. No inscriptions in the text and not an Ex-library copy there is just a dedication from Xmas 1945 to the 1st owner on the 1st blank page. Internal binding is a bit weak, but all pages intact and easily readable as I’ve read this copy on holiday a few years ago making it a great reading copy of a destroyer in the thick of it! £3.50
27. The Silent Victory September 1940 By Duncan Grinnell-Milne (1958) 2nd impression Hardback in original Dust-jacket The Bodley Head, London, England. 206pp. 8 pages of b/w plates, 2 appendices, index, folding chart: 1, Sealion crossing plan; and 2, Disposition of British and German warships. £4.50
29. Battleship – Design and Development 1905-1945 (1978) By Norman Friedman. SOLD
30. The Battle of the Atlantic by Captain Donald Macintyre 1961 1st-edition Batsford Ltd., London, England. A very good copy Hardback in original Dust-jacket with minor edge-wear only. 208pp. £3.50
31. The Silent Service – The Inside Story of the Royal Navy’s Submarine Heroes (2001) By John Parker Hardback in very good not price-clipped Dust-jacket. Not an ex-library copy. ISBN: 0747237921 1st-edition Headline Book Publishing, London, England. RRP£17.99 £1.50
32. British Submarines At War 1939-1945 (1980) by Alastair Mars ISBN 0718302028. 2nd-impression William Kimber & Co. Ltd., London, England. Foreword by Vice-Admiral J.C.Y. Roxburgh CB CBE DSO DSC. Mars is well placed to write such a book being a wartime Submarine commander himself in the Mediterranean in 1942-43. £4.50
33. Infighting Admirals – Fisher’s Feud with Beresford and the Reactionaries (2000) By Geoffrey Penn ISBN: 0850527562 Leo Cooper an imprint of Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. 264pp. Like new Hardback in Like new dust-jacket except a former owners bookplate has been removed from the 1st blank page by cutting it out meaning the blank page has a small piece missing. Does not detract as the rest of the book is unread and as new. £2.75
34. H.M.S. Ulysses (1972) By Alastair Maclean – A Best-selling novel from the same author as “The Guns of Navarone” based on the authors 2 1/2 years’ experience in cruisers and destroyers as an observer during the war. This book deals with the Russian Convoys and H.M.S. Ulysses is a Dido Class Cruiser. 288pp Paperback. Collins Fontana Publications. Not an ex-library copy. £1
35. Touching the Adventures… Of Merchantmen In The Second World War (1953) Edited By J. Lennox Kerr. With a Foreword by John Masefield. Hardback in original Dust-jacket which is in a clear protective cover. Jacket has some loss to the lower edge, the corners and the top and bottom of the spine, but overall this book is in very nice condition and rare to find in this condition for a reasonable price. No inscriptions or writings inside and not an ex-library copy. With just foxing to page edges as one would expect for a book which is 65 years old. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, England. £9
36. The British Admirals of the Fleet 1734-1995 – A Biographical Dictionary (2002) by T.A. Heathcote, Foreword by Admiral Sir Michael Boyce GCB, OBE, ADC. As new condition Hardback in as new Dust-jacket. 1st-edition Leo Cooper, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd., Barnsley, S. Yorkshire. ISBN: 0850528356 £3.75
37. Beardmore Built – The Rise and Fall of a Clydeside Shipyard (1993) By Ian Johnston ISBN: 0906938058 Large Softback in very good condition. 192pp. Profusely illustrated with profiles, photographs and maps. £2
38. The Ship (1950) By C.S. Forester. Rare to find this in Hardback form with Dust-Jacket included. Torn Dust-jacket which is in a front and rear section and in need of taping or putting in a clear protective wallet. Dedicated to the officers and ship’s company of H.M.S. Penelope who Forester spent time with in in the Mediterranean in the mid-war period and based this stirring wartime novel on. Michael Joseph Ltd., London, England. “The light cruiser Artemis is escorting a Malta convoy through the Mediterranean, when it encounters a superior force of Italian vessels”. £4
39. Hood and Bismarck – the Deep Sea Discovery of an Epic Battle (2001) By David Mearns and Rob White. Like new condition Hardback in Like new condition Dust-Jacket. ISBN: 0752220357 Channel 4 Books an imprint of Macmillan Ltd., London, England. 224pp. Colour throughout. £2
40. With Naval Wings – The Autobiography of a Fleet Air Arm Pilot in World War II By John Wellham Softback ISBN: 9781862273795 RRP £14.99 Spellmount Ltd., Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. 1st edition. £2.75
41. Cruisers of World War Two An International Encyclopedia (1999) By M.J. Whitley SOLD
42. Seaforth World Naval Review 2010 Edited by Conrad Waters ISBN 9781848320512 Hardback inc. original Dust-Jacket. Some creasing to the bottom edge. 192pp Seaforth Publishing, Barnsley, England. Profusely illustrated with colour and b/w photographs and some line drawings across many articles by leading naval historians. £9
43. Seaforth World Naval Review 2011 Edited by Conrad Waters ISBN 9781848320758 Hardback inc. original Dust-Jacket 192pp. Seaforth Publishing, Barnsley, England. Profusely illustrated with colour and b/w photographs and some line drawings across many articles by leading naval historians.£9
44. The Royal Navy in Focus 1970-79 SOLD
45. The Hunt For Hitler’s Warship - Tirpitz (2013) By Patrick Bishop - 1st-edition US Hardback with dust-jacket. Near New condition. Published by Regnery History. ISBN 9781621570035. The hunt for the Tirpitz £5.50
46. Taranto 1940 ‘A Glorious Episode’ By Smithers, A.J. (1995) Leo Cooper, Pen & Sword, Barnsley, West Yorks., England. Like New Copy Hardback in Like New Dust-jacket. RRP £16.95. £4.50
47. The Secret War 1939-45 By Gerald Pawle (1956). Foreword by Nevil Shute. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London, England. Rare 1st edition. Hardback including price-clipped Dust-jacket with some loss on top corner and spone. Dust-Jacket is now in a clear protective cover. Internally sound and unmarked. 297pp. with 23 plates in half-tone and an endpaper map in colour.£9
48. Operation ‘Menace’ The Dakar Expedition and the Dudley North Affair (1976) By Professor Arthur J. Marder. The Dakar Expedition and the Dudley North Affair. Oxford University Press Ltd. Hardback in excellent unread condition. 289pp with many photos and maps. ISBN: 0192158112 £5.75
49. Battleship Barham By Geoffrey Jones. (1979) Rare 1st-edition Hardback with original dust-jacket. ISBN: 0718304160. Ex-library copy but generally good condition for public library copy as just a few inscriptions and stamps and the 1st-page removed. Pages are aged and original Dust-jacket has been stuck down onto the boards. William Kimber & Co. Ltd., London, England 272pp with around 50 illustrations, photographs and maps in all. £19
50. Aircraft & Sea Power By Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Hezlet KBE, CB, DSO, DSC. (1970) Peter Davies, London, England. 1st-edition Hardback with original dust-jacket not price-clipped in excellent condition. No tears to dust-jacket just browning with age. Numerous photo’s, maps and diagrams. A comprehensive study at 370pp. £9 0.65kg
51. Carrier Observer By Gordon Wallace (1993) ISBN:1853103071. RRP £16.95. Airlife Publishing, Shrewsbury, England. A very good condition ex-library copy with the 1st blank page removed, but overall a well looked after Hardback with Dust-jacket not price-clipped. No internal library stamps are visible just a number sticker on the spine and a few stains on the pages, both of which don’t really detract. Includes Dust-jacket in clear protective wrapper. The author saw action as an observer in the Fleet Air Arm throughout WW2 including Ceylon, Malta and Tunisia and escaped death narrowly 3-times. A superb read with the author in Albacores on HMS Indomitable and Barracuda’s later in the war. £3.75
52. Brassey’s Naval & Shipping Annual 1924 Edited by Alex. Richardson & Archibald Hurd. Published by William Clowes & Sons Ltd. Jermyn Street, London, England. Heavy rare original volume of around 700 pages. Rare as not an ex-library copy which most are. Hardback with gilding to spine with numerous plates, drawings and tables. £32
53. Periscope View – A Remarkable Memoir of the 10th Submarine Flotilla at Malta 1941-43 by George “Shrimp” Simpson (2010) with a new introduction by Jeff Tall former Director of the Royal Naval Submarine Museum. Foreword by Vice-Admiral Sir John Roxburgh former Flag Officer Submarines. Seaforth Publishing, Pen & Sword Books., Ltd. Barnsley, England. ISBN: 9781848320543 RRP £9.99 New unread Softback book. One of the best books on Royal Naval Submarine operations in the Mediterranean du, ring WW2. £4.75
54. Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945 – The Naval History of World War Two (2005) By Jurgen Rohwer, Chatham Publishing, Lionel Leventhal Ltd., London, England. Revised 3rd & Expanded Edition. ISBN: 1861762577. Typeset, edited and designed by Roger Chesneau. 532pp Near new condition very large Hardback in original non-clipped dust-jacket. This is the most up to date and best volume of this monumental work first published by Rohwer in the 1970s in 2 volumes. £19 1.7kg
55. Carrier – A Century of First-Hand Accounts of Naval Operations in War and Peace Edited by Jean Hood (2010) Foreword by Rear Admiral Simon Charlier. Conway an imprint Anova Books Co. Ltd., London, England. ISBN: 9781844861118 RRP £20 / $29.95 USD / $38.95 CAN. Hardback with original Dust-Jacket which covers carrier operations right from 1910 up to and including 2010. It covers heavily the Fleet Air Arm and the United States Navy, but also covers lightly carrier operations from other navies. This book has some water staining inside hence low price. Perfectly readable and not an ex-library copy. £2.75
56. Unbroken – The Story of a Submarine By Alastair Mars DSO, DSC and bar (1953) Hardback in original dust-jacket not price-clipped and not an ex-library copy. 9th Impression Frederick Muller Ltd., London, England. 224pp with maps on the end-papers and a few photographs. One of the first autobiographies published post-war from a Mediterranean Submarine Captain during the critical years of the war based at Malta in H.M.S. Unbroken and successfully attacking axis convoys to and from North Africa including crippling some Italian cruisers. Very readable and still holds true today. Some edge wear to the dust-jacket but no tears or loss and generally sound. £5 0.35kg
57. Battleship Bismarck A Survivor’s Story By Baron Burkard Von Mullenheim-Rechberg. Translated by Jack Sweetman. ISBN: 0370303903. The Bodley Head, London, England. 1st UK edition (1981). Excellent condition Hardback in original dust-jacket. Not price-clipped and not an ex-library copy. Essential reading for anyone interested in the Battleship Bismarck. £8.50
58. Finest Hour - Winston S. Churchill 1939-1941 Very large Hardback in original Dust-jacket. 1308pp ISBN: 434291870 1st-edition William Heinemann Ltd., C& T Publications Ltd. By Martin Gilbert. Remains of a previous onwers bookplate/sticker partially removed. Shelf wear to dust-jacket but no tears visible. A bit grubby internally but an excellent read. £5.75
59. Scapa Flow – The Reminiscences of men and women who served in Scapa Flow in the Two World Wars By Malcolm Brown & Patricia Meehan. As new Hardback book in original Dust-Jacket. 288pp. ISBN 9781862274099 2008 by Spellmount Ltd. £8.50
60. Adventure in Diamonds – The previously untold story of three men and their top-secret mission into Holland onboard a RN Destroyer in the war’s early days By David E. Walker 1st US edition 1956. 223pp. Very rare to find in this condition. Hardback in original dust-jacket which is in a clear protective cover. Minor staining on the front free clear page where it was previously taped but does not detract from a superb condition rare book. Tight binding. £12
61. War in a Stringbag By Commander Charles Lamb DSO, DSC, Royal Navy. Foreword by Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Evans KCB, CBE, DSO, DSC. Cassell Co. Ltd., London, England. 1977 1st-edition. One of the best Fleet Air Arm autobiographies as the author was onboard HMS Courageous, HMS Illustrious & HMS Implacable. Hardback in excellent condition with original Dust-Jacket not price-clipped. ISBN: 030429778X £6.50
62. A Sailor’s Odyssey – The Autobiography of Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope KT, GCB, OM, DSO. Hutchinson & Co. Publishers Ltd., London 1951. Very large Hardback lacking Dust-jacket but not an ex-library copy which so many are. 23cm by 15cm, 715pp. 16 maps, 46 photographs. Original blue cloth, but lacks the dust-wrapper. Some outer wear on the edge of the spine on the blue boards. £6.50
63. War Facts & Figures – An Encyclopedia of Useful Information, Statistics, Photo’s & Maps etc. Compiled from the most reliable sources Rare paperback packed with facts and figures relating to all the various navies and countries in WWI. Published December 1914 by The British Dominions General Insurance Company, London. £11
64. Port After Stormy Seas – A Sailor’s Tale By A.E. Garrod. Minerva Press 1996 ISBN: 1858639123 Signed by the author. WW2 autobiography. £2
65. Navi Militari Perdute, La Marina Italiana Nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale Volume II. Published by the UFFICIO STORICO DELLA MARINA MILITARE, ROMA, 1965 3rd Edition. As new rare Italian softback detailing the operational side of the naval war in the Mediterranean in WWII. 211pp. Italian text £18
66. Churchill – The Man of the Century A Pictorial Biography Edited by Neil Ferrier. Large Hardback 94pp. Not an ex-library copy £1.75
67. Die Kriegsmarine Das Schicksal der deutschen Kriegsmarie 1939 bis 1945 (2007) By Cajus Bekker ISBN 3704360414 Hardback in pictoral glossy boards. No other copies for sale in the UK as only issued in Germany. A tour-de-force of the war at sea as seen by the Kriegsmarine shown through photographs with annotations. German text £6.50
68. Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945 Fortgefuhrt und herausgegeben von Dieter Jung und Martin Maass. Vol. 2 Torpedoboote, Zestorer, Schnellboote, Minensuchboote, Minenraumboote. Bernard & Graefe Verlag. Like new condition Hardback in Dust-jacket. Packed with technical details and particulars of all these ships. Many line-drawings and 2 large ship profiles on the end boards. German Text ISBN 3763748016. ONLY COPY FOR SALE IN THE UK. £12
69. Deutsche U-Boote 1906-1966 by Bodo Herzog (1990) ISBN 3881996877 324 pages Large Hardback in unclipped dust-jacket. No inscriptions and not an ex-library copy. Like new condition. Covers all U-boats with some maps, photos and small profiles. German Text. ONLY COPY FOR SALE IN THE UK £10
70. Kriegsmarine – A Pictorial History of the German Navy 1939-1945 By Robert C. Stern. SOLD
71. 116. Warship Data International by John Lambert L/S/23 (1 Sheet) British Motor Torpedo Boat Thornycroft MTB 53 1939 – A prewar Thornycroft design with an unusual engine room layout, four RY 12 Thornycroft petrol engines of 650 HP on 2 shafts giving a maximum speed of 29Knts. Armed with 2 21 inch torpedo tubes and twin 0.5 inch Vickers guns. In protective plastic wallet. £6.50
72. Warship Data International by John Lambert L/S/34 (1 Sheet) British Fast Antisubmarine Boat Nos 5010 & 5013 of 1945 SOLD
73. Warship Data International by John Lambert L/S/33 (1 sheet) British 70ft Target Boat C/T 05 of 1941b]SOLD[/b]
74. The Battle of the Narrow Seas By Lt. Cmdr. Peter Scott. Rare Hardback with original Dust-jacket 1974 edition. Not an ex-library copy and hard to find with complete dust-jacket. 228pp large size and Illustrated with numerous photos and maps. One of the best books written about the Royal Navy’s Coastal Forces in WW2 by someone who was there. £17
75. Black May – The Epic Story of the Allies’ Defeat of the German U-Boats in May 1043 By Michael Gannon (1998) author of Operation Drumbeat. ISBN: 0060178191 Hardback with original dust-jacket. 1st-edition Harper Collins. Not an ex-library copy and looks unread throughout apart from a previous owners bookplate sticker from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. £5.75
76. Ships of the Royal Navy, Including Forces of British Dominions Overseas, 1940 – With over 100 Illustrations 1940 By Francies E. McMurtrie A.I.N.A. Rare Hardback with original dust-jacket and very rare to find with its original dust-jacket when its 79 years old! Dust-jacket is torn though, but not price-clipped. Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. London, England. Gives details of the Royal Navies warship classes and lists each class member in service at date. Information includes a description of each class, dimensions, armament, machinery, tonnage, protection, appearance, alterations, dates, builders, etc. £18
77. The World’s Warships 1942 By Francis E. McMurtrie, A.I.N.A. Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. London, England. Gives details of the varies worldwide warship classes and lists each class member in service at date. Information includes a description of each class, dimensions, armament, machinery, tonnage, protection, appearance, alterations, dates, builders, etc Rare Hardback to find with original Dust-jacket. £18
78. British Warships Illustrated By A. C. Hardy BSc. A&C Black Ltd. London, England (1935) Rare Hardback with original Dust-jacket in protected mylar clear cover.£5
79. New Interpretations in Naval History – Selected Papers from the Thirteenth Naval History Symposium William M. McBride (ed.) & Eric P. Reed, (Ass. Ed.) (1998) US Naval Institute Press, b]SOLD[/b]
80. Storming St Nazaire By James G. Dorrian. Near new Hardback with original dust-jacket. ISBN: 0850524199 Leo Cooper, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. £3.50
81. Who’s Who in Military History By John Keegan & Andrew Wheatcroft. Near new Hardback with original dust-jacket. Routledge 2007. ISBN: 0415260396. Detailed biographies of the most interesting and important figures in military history with maps. Covers all military periods. £3.50
82. Relentless Pursuit – The Story of Capt. F.J. Walker, CB, DSO***, RN U-Boat Hunter & Destroyer. By Commander D.E.G. Wemyss. (2003) Wren’s Park, Staffordshire, England. ISBN: 0905778898. As new condition Hard-back in original Dust-cover. £4.75
83. ‘HMS Marlborough will Enter Harbour’ By Nicholas Monsarrat. Illustrated by James Holland O.B.E. Ex-library copy Hardback in original tatty dust-jacket. Cassell & Co. London, England (1952) £1.75
84. Assignment To Catastrophe By General Sir Edward Spears. (1956) Reprint Society by arrangement with William Heinemann Ltd., London, England. Hardback in original Dust-jacket which has tears and wear to edges. Not an ex-library copy. £4.75
85. The War Of the Landing Craft By Paul Lund & Harry Ludlam, Authors of PQ17 – Convoy To Hell. W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd. Slough, London. 1st-edition (1976) Hardback in original price-clipped Dust-jacket in protective clear mylar wrapper. Not an ex-library copy. ISBN: 0572009356 £2.75
86. From Dreadnought to Scapa Flow – Volume 1 1904-1914: The Road To War By Professor Arthur J. Marder. Oxford university Press, London, England (1972) 3rd impression near new condition Hardback in excellent dust-jacket in clear protective film. Not ex-library and no markings inside. This is probably the best condition I’ve ever seen a copy of a 45+ year book in! ISBN: 0192151223 £32
87. From Dreadnought to Scapa Flow – Volume 4 1917: Year of Crisis By Professor Arthur J. Marder. Oxford university Press, London, England 1st edition (1969) Hardback in original not price-clipped Dust-Jacket and also not an ex-library copy, which many are. Includes the 7 fold out maps at the back. £28 0.8kg
88. From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow – Volume 5 1918-1919 Victory and Aftermath By Professor Arthur J. Marder. Oxford university Press, London, England 1st edition (1970) SBN: 192151878 Hardback in original price-clipped Dust-Jacket with just a previous owners sticker on the inner board, hidden by the jacket. Clean and tidy throughout and rare to find as most copies for sale are ex-public library copies. This copy includes the various 7 fold-out maps/charts at the back of the book which show things like the Dover Straits and the Zeebrugge raid etc. £28 0.9kg
89. The Mystery of X5 Lieutenant H. Henty-Creer’s attack on the Tirpitz By Frank Walker & Pamela Mellor. ISBN: 0718306287. 1st-edition William Kimber, London, England. Hardback in original non-clipped dust-jacket in clear protective sleeve. (1988). This is a very good ex-library copy with usual stamps.£4.75
90. Japan’s War At Sea – Pearl Harbor to the Coral Sea by David A. Thomas. b]SOLD[/b]
91. From Gibraltar To Suez The Battle of the Middle Sea By Lord Strabolgi R.N. b]SOLD[/b]
92. Send her Victorious By Lt. Cmdr Michael Apps RN. (1971) Excellent condition Hardback inc. very good dust-jacket not price-clipped but with some light edge-wear. 270pp inc. maps, diagrams and photos outlining the fascinating account of the Aircraft Carrier H.M.S. Victorious in World War II by the Commander of 814 Squadron £7.50
93. The Life of a Swordfish Flyer By W. Tommy Thomson (2011) Paperback. ISBN: 9781856521819 W. "Tommy" Thomson b]SOLD[/b]
94. Triumph in the West 1943-1946 – Completing the War Diaries of Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke By Arthur Bryant. (1959) Second Impression. Collins, London, England. Hardback in original price-clipped Dust-jacket. Tight binding and with 1st owners inscription from Christmas 1959. £3.50
95. Battles of World War II – Denmark and Norway 1940 Hitler’s boldest operation By Douglas C. Dildy illustrated by John White. Osprey Hardback Book 3 with pictorial boards. As new condition. ISBN: £4.75
96. Royal Navy Ships’ Badges By Peter C. Smith. Hardback in original price-clipped dustjacket with wear. ISBN: 0859440117.£3.75
97. Aircraft Versus Submarine in Two World Wars By Dr. Alfred Price ISBN: 1844150917. RRP £19.99. As new unread Hardback in original Dust-jacket.£7.50
98. Shipbuilding and Ships (1947) Papers read at the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights Exhibition. Hardback with no jacket as issued. First Edition. 497pp. 8.5 x 5.5 inches approx. A book that was supplementary to the Exhibition Brochure. Illustrated with many photographs & diagrams. £4.75
99. Battle Stations! Your Navy in Action A Photographic epic of the Naval Operations of the USN during World War II as told by the Admirals (1946) New York, USA. Hardback in Blue boards with gilding. Looks unread internally and no other copy for sale in UK.£22
100. British Naval Documents 1204-1960 Navy Records Society, Scolar Press. (1993) ISBN: 0859679470. Good unread condition £23
101. Struggle For the Middle Sea – The Great Navies at war in the Mediterranean 1940-1945 By Vincent O’Hara. Conway (2009 1st-edition) As new condition Hardback in Dust-jacket. ISBN: 9781844861026 £8
102. Crete 1941 – The Battle at Sea By David A. Thomas. Softback (1980) Rare edition published in Greece 1980 and bought whilst on holiday there. Good read copy. £2
103. Death of the Scharnhorst By John Winton. Cassell Military Paperbacks. New unread Paperback. ISBN 0304356972 £2
104. Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941 -45 By Mark Stille & Tony Bryan. As new copy. Unread Softback. Osprey Publishing. ISBN: 9781846032806 £4.75
105. German Battleships 1914-18 (I) Deutschland, Nassau and Helgoland classes b]SOLD[/b]
106. German Battleships 1914-18 (2) Kaiser, Konig and Bayern classes b]SOLD[/b]
107. US Fast Battleships 1936-47 - The North Carolina and South Dakota classes By Lawrence Burr and Peter Bull. As new copy. Unread Softback. Osprey Publishing. ISBN: 9781846035104 £5
108. US Fast Battleships 1938-91 – The Iowa class By Lawrence Burr and Peter Bull. As new copy. Unread Softback. Osprey Publishing. ISBN: 9781846035111 £4.75
109. The Reluctant Enemies – The story of the last war between British and France 1940-1942 By Warren Tute. William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London (1990) As new unread Hardback w/out dust-jacket. Not ex-library. ISBN: 0002153181. £5
110. The Durham Papers Vol.166 Publications of the Navy Records Society. Brand New Hardback Book. Routledge (2019) ISBN: 9780367150419 £32
111. Tracking the Axis Enemy – The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence By Alan Harris Bath (1998) Hardback in original Dust-jacket. Ex-library copy. Usual stamps and dust-jacket is tatty at the top and bottom edges. No underlining or notes inside so good reading copy. ISBN: 0700609172 £4.50
112. From Dreadnought to Scapa Flow Volume III Jutland and after May 1916 – Dec 1916 By Arthur J. Marder. Hardback inc. original Dust-jacket. Not an Ex-library copy. Wear to dustjacket but not price-clipped. Includes all the 16 fold-out charts in a sleeve at the back. 1st 1966 edition Oxford University Press £32
113. Two Red Stripes : A Naval Surgeon at War By R. Ransome Wallis. Hardback in original non price-clipped dust-jacket. Not an Ex-library copy. Very good, near new condition. First Edition 1973 Ian Allan ISBN 0711004617 £4.50
114. Hero of the Fleet Two World Wars, One Extraordinary Life – The memoirs of centenarian William Stone. Foreword by HRH Prince Andrew. As new Hardback in as new dust-jacket. 2009 Mainstream Publishing Company ISBN: 9781845965082 £2
115. Torpedo Leader By Wg. Cdr. Patrick Gibbs DSO, DFC, and BAR 2009 Grub Street, London. ISBN: 9781906502409 as new condition unread softback £2.75
116. Mosquito The Original Multi-Role Combat Aircraft by Graham M. Simons 2014 Pen & Sword ISBN: 1783400714 As new condition unread softback £7
117. Destination Dardanelles The Story of HMS E7 by Michael Wilson. Hardback in original non price-clipped dust-jacket. Near new unread condition 1988 Leo Cooper Ltd. London, ISBN: 0850528852 £2.50
118. Men of Action with portraits reproduced from paintings by Douglas Wales By Commander Kenneth Edwards, R.N. Rare 1943 Hardback in original non price-clipped dust-jacket now in protective cover. Collins, London. Covers the top Admirals and Captains in the Royal Navy during WW2. £9
119. Seeking the Bubble by Esmond Knight - Autobiography of the actor who was blinded in action against the Bismarck in WWII on board the RN Battleship HMS Prince of Wales. Hardback without Dust-jacket. Hutchinson & Co., London 1st-edition 1943 £9
120. The Big Battleship By Richard Hough The story of the WWI dreadnought HMS Agincourt so called “Gin Palace” Unread Softback 2003 Periscope Publishing, Cornwall, England ISBN: 1904381146 £6.50
121. The Battle of the Atlantic by Thomas Woodrooffe. Hardback with original clipped dust-jacket. Foyles London sticker, ex-libris sticker for a Mr R. Wadsley and a dedication to Michael love from Barbera Christmas 1965 all on the 1st two blank pages. Faber and Faber 1965 £4
122. V.C.’s of the Royal Navy by John Frayn Turner. Hardback in blue boards not ex-library but part of a former library of a M.R. Wadsley with label and inscription from the 1960s. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1957 £2.75
123. Convoy is to Scatter by Captain Jack Broome. Hardback in original price-clipped dust-jacket not ex-library but part of a former library of a M.R. Wadsley with label 1st edition 1972 ISBN 718303326 £2.75
124. Admiral on Horse Back by Geoffrey Willans. Michael Joseph, London, England 1954 1st-edition £2.75
125. The Drama of the Scharnhorst by Corvette-Captain Fritz-Otto Busch. Hardback in original price-clipped dust-jacket. Not ex-library as from private collection Mr. K. Goodyear with sticker. Some loss and staining of the edges of the jacket, internally very good. Robert Hale Ltd., London 1st-edition 1956 £6.50
126. Ensign 4 Queen Elizabeth Class Battleships by Alan Raven & John Roberts 1978 Highly illustrated with fold-out plans, colour profiles and many photographs £11
127. Coastal by Barry Coward. William Kimber London 1st-edition 1988 as near new condition. Fiction. ISBN: 0718306937 £2.75
128. Gunboat Command – The Biography of Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens DSO* DSC* RNVR by Anthony Hichens. Hardback in original non price-clipped dust-jacket showing edge-wear and peeling particularly the top edge. Not-ex-library and in good unread condition inside. ISBN: 1844156567 £7 and near new condition one £9
129. No Higher Purpose – The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the second world war 1939-1943 Volume 2 Part 1 by W.A.B. Douglas, Roger Sarty & Michael Whitby with Robert H. Caldwell, William Johnston & William G. P. Rawling. Vanwall Publishing, Canada 2002. 664pp very large Hardback. Ex Toronto Public library withdrawn but in remarkable condition with no missing pages and just a withdrawn stamp on an early page. Dust-jacket is fine and in a clear protective cover. Overall the book looks near new and excellent condition with fold out maps and thorough scholarship. ISBN: 1551250616 Very rare to find a copy this good in the UK. £38
130. The Battle of the Atlantic How the Allies Won The War by Jonathan Dimbleby ISBN: 9780241186602 Hardback in original dust-jacket. Unread and near new and not ex-library. £4.75
131. The Electron & Sea Power by Vice Admiral Sir Arthur Hezlet KBC CB DSO DSC 1st-edition 1975 Peter Davies, London. Hardback in original non price-clipped dust-jacket. 318pp with 18 maps & diagrams, plus 8 plates with 20 b/w photos ISBN: 432067329 £9
132. Sailors in the RAF – The Story of the Marine Branch of the Royal Air Force By Keith Beardow. Foreword by Air Vice-Marschall J.E. (Johnnie) Johnson CB, CBE, DSO and Bars, DFC and Bar. Hardback in original dust-jacket in clear plastic sleeve. Ex-Leicestershire library copy in very good condition.1st-edition Patrick Stephens Ltd., England. 1993 ISBN: 1852604077 £14
133. The Arctic Convoys By Vice Admiral B.B. Schofield 1977 1st-edition published by Macdonald & Jane’s, London Near new condition Hardback in unclipped Dust-jacket from a private collection and not ex-library. ISBN: 035401112X £3.75
134. Japanese Secret Projects – Experimental Aircraft of the IJA and IJN 1939-1945 by Edwin M. Dyer, III. As new fine condition Large Hardback in original Dust-jacket, not price-clipped and from a private collection so not ex-library. Highly illustrated with colour profiles and photos throughout. ISBN: 9781857803174 £38
135. The Underwater War 1939-1945 by Richard Compton-Hall. 160pp Large and comprehensive 1982 Hardback in original non price-clipped Dust-jacket. Overall book is in very near new condition just previous owners sticker inside. Covers all theaters of Submarine conflict in WWII. ISBN: 0713711310 £4.75
136. One Man Band – Memoirs of a Submarine C.O. by Rear-Admiral Ben Bryant, C.B. DSO and two bars, DSC Rare 1st-edition 1958 William Kimber, London Hardback in original price-clipped Dust-Jacket. Some edge-wear to dust-jacket and 1 small tear to rear. From a private collection and not ex-library £18
137. An Affair of Chances – A Submariners Odyssey 1939-44 by Ian McGeoch As new condition 1991 Hardback in original non price-clipped Dust-Jacket from a private collection so not ex-library. Looks unread throughout. Imperial War Museum, London. ISBN: 0901627666 £4.75
138. The Ship That Changed The World - The Escape of the Goeben to the Dardanelles in 1914 by Dan Van Vat. Rare 1986 1st US edition Hardback in as new Dust-jacket which is not price-clipped and in protective clear wrapper. Looks unread throughout and rare to find a copy of this edition in this condition in the UK. ISBN: 0917561139 £8
139. U-Boat War Patrol – The Hidden Photographic Diary of U 564 by Lawrence Paterson As new 2016 Softback, Frontline Books. ISBN: 9781848327849 £6.50
140. U333 – The Story of a U Boat Ace by Peter Cremer 244pp 1st-edition 1984 Hardback in original non price-clipped Dust-Jacket. Bodley Head Ltd., London ISBN: 0370305450 £14
141. Submarines of World War Two By Ermino Bagnasco. 1977 Arms and Armour Press, London, England. 256pp massive and comprehensive reference work in English with tables, photographs and line-drawings based on original plans. ISBN: 085368331X £6.50
142. Battleships of World War I by Anthony Preston 1972 Lionel Leventhal Ltd. Galahad Books, New York City, USA 1st. 260pp. Profusely illustrated.. 25x24. A good Hardback copy in original Dust-Jacket and with a previous owners inscription on the 1st blank page from 1975. There is some loss to the top D/J edges and 1 tear to the back. Pages are ageing but tight binding and very readable. This work covers all the ships which served - from the great dreadnoughts and battle-cruisers down to elderly pre-dreadnoughts and coast defence ships - are described in full and amply illustrated by photographs and line drawings. The book provides data, illustrations, and career notes for each and every battleship and battle cruiser of WW1 belonging to the navies of Austro-Hungary, Brazil, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece. Italy, Russia, Turkey and USA. ISBN: 0883653001 £10
143. Dreadnought – Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War by Robert K. Massie. A gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century's first great arms race, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie. ISBN: 0224032607. Large Softback in good condition just remainder of a price ticket on the back cover and some top edge-wear but looks unread inside. £2
144. Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty – The Last Naval Hero: An Intimate Biography by Captain Stephen Roskill ISBN: 0002162784 William Collins & Sons, London, England 1980 1st-edition Hardback in original non price-clipped Dust-Jacket. Not ex-library as from a private collection. Looks near new inside just a small tear to top edge of DJ on the back outside and wear to the spine top edge. £5
145. Just a Hogg’s Life – A Royal Navy Saga of the Thirties By Anthony Hogg. Solo Mio Books 1993 1st-edition ISBN: 0950895547. ex-library copy with usual stamps on early page and a few stains inside. Cover protected in clear cover. Good reading copy. £3
146. From the Dardanelles to Oran by Professor Arthur J. Marder Studies of the Royal Navy in War and Peace 1915-1940 320pp Oxford University Press 1974 1st-edition Hardback in original very good condition price-clipped Dust-Jacket – looks excellent unread condition throughout. ISBN: 0192158023 £15
147. Old Friends, New Enemies the Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy Strategic Illusions 1936-1941 By Professor Arthur J. Marder 533pp Hardback in original Dust-jacket Oxford University Press 1981 1st-edition. Excellent unread condition throughout and with the Dust-Jacket in a clear protective wrapper. Not ex-library and just a small inscription on the 1st blank page. ISBN: 0198226047 £28
148. The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence: U-boat Situations and Trends, 1941-1945 Vol 139 (1998), Professor D. Syrett AS NEW Condition. ISBN 1840142952 £14
149. The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence: U-boat Tracking Papers, 1941-1947 Vol 144 (2002), Professor D. Syrett AS NEW Condition. ISBN 0754631230 £10
150. The Submarine Service, 1900-1918 Vol 142 (2001), N.A. Lambert (with slipped in errata sheet) AS NEW Condition. ISBN 075460294X £20
151. The Defeat of the Enemy Attack on Shipping, 1939-1945 Vol 137 (1997), Dr. E.J. Grove AS NEW Condition. ISBN 1859284035 £20
152. The Naval Miscellany Volume VIII Vol 164 (2017) Vale, Brian (ed.) CBE, BA, MPhil AS NEW Condition ISBN 9781138219793 £22
153. The German Navy in the World War – A Reference Guide to the Kriegsmarine, 1935-1945 by Jak P. Mallmann Showell. 224pp. Arms and Armour Press, London, England. Not ex-library and in good overall condition. From a private collection. Includes Price-clipped Dustjacket with a small amount of edge-ware and loss to one corner. Overall a good sound copy of this highly illustrated work with maps, tables and many photographs. ISBN: 0853680930 £6.50
154. British Battleships 1939-45 (1) Queen Elizabeth and Royal Sovereign Classes by Angus Konstam illustrated by Tony Bryan & Paul Wright. ISBN: 9781846033889 / 1846033888 RRP£10/$18 my price £4.75
155. British Battleships 1939 -45 (2) Nelson and King George V classes Osprey Softcover by Angus Konstam illustrated by Tony Bryan & Paul Wright. ISBN: 9781846033896 / 1846033896 RRP£10/$18 my price £4.75
156. British Destroyers in World War Two by Ray A. Burt Warships Illustrated No.4 b]SOLD[/b]
157. British Destroyers in World War One by Ray A. Burt Warships Illustrated No.7 ISBN: 0853687536 Littered with rare wartime photographs ideal for the modelmaker. 64pp Arms and Armour Press, London, England. £4.75
158. British Cruisers in World War One by Ray A. Burt Warships Illustrated No.12 ISBN: 0853688141 Littered with rare wartime photographs ideal for the modelmaker. 64pp Arms and Armour Press, London, England. £7.50
159. British Cruisers in World War One by Ray A. Burt Warships Illustrated No.12 ISBN: 0853688141 Littered with rare wartime photographs ideal for the modelmaker. 64pp Arms and Armour Press, London, England. £7.50
160. H.M.A.S Mk. II The Royal Australian Navies Second Book. Published 1943 Sydney, Australia. Original highly illustrated Hardback with green boards. With a foreword by Admiral Sir Guy Royle. 200pp with 3 maps, 44 b/w line drawings, 32 pages with b/w photos & 31 colour illustrations. Fp: HMAS Australia, Guadalcanal, 8th August, 1942. No dust-jacket and not ex-library as from private collection. £5
161. Shipmates & Mistresses – bye and large – By Ian Kinloch Bryce ISBN: 1841040436 Hardback in original price-clipped dust-jacket. Not ex-library as from private collection. Overall near new condition as looks unread inside. “This book is a revealing account of a life lived to the full. It tells of the dangerous missions as a midshipman during World War Two. The author had to endure dive bombings, the underwater menace of U-boats and the horrors of lives being lost all around him. He is particularly frank about his personal life, describing a series of girlfriends, long hours playing the piano and a breakdown with post-traumatic stress syndrome which resulted in him leaving his life at sea to take up positions in the oil industry and eventually management training. Throughout the book, a series of colourful characters come and go, not least Bastard, the ship's dog, but always leave a lasting impression on the reader. This is a book not to be missed, a roller-coaster and candid tale of one of life's true characters told with all of the panache of a true raconteur.” £3
162. Battleships of World War I : An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Battleships of all Nations, 1914-1918 by Anthony Preston SBN: 853684960 258pp 1972 1st-edition Arms and Armour Press, London, England. Profusely illustrated with line-drawings and many rare photographs all from original research. Hardback in original dust-jacket not price-clipped. Not ex-library as from a private collection. Only a small tear to the top rear edge of the DJ and to a corner are the only signs of age. Overall very good condition inside. £10
163. Aircraft Carriers of the World, 1914 to the present An Illustrated Encyclopedia by Roger Chesneau. 288pp with many line drawings and photographs. Hardback in original non-clipped Dust-Jacket. Not ex-library as from a private collection. RRP£30 ISBN: 1860198759 £5
164. Aircraft Carriers By David Brown WW2 Fact Files 1977 Macdonald & Janes, London, England ISBN: 0354010093 66pp Softcover. Technical details and illustrations on the various carrier classes operational in WWII from all nations. £3
165. The British Pacific and East Indies Fleets ‘The Forgotten Fleets’ 50th Anniversary. Profusely illustrated with great articles and photographs pp.118 A4-sized Softback. ISBN: 1874447284 / 9781874447283 £5
166. British Destroyers A-I and Tribal Classes by Les brown Shipcraft 11 2009 Seaforth as new. ISBN: 9781848320239 £6
167. British Battle-cruisers of the Second World War By Steve Backer Shipcraft 7 2007 Seaforth ISBN: 9781844156986 £7
168. Britain’s Glorious Navy Edited by Admiral Sir Reginald H.S. Bacon & Foreword by Admiral Sir Edward R.G.R. Evans. Odhams Press Ltd., London England c.1941 320pp Hardback but boards are tatty and binding loose. One tape repair to one internal page. A nice reading copy which is highly illustrated £1
169. Victory at Sea by Lieut.-Commander P.K. Kemp. White Lion Publishers (1976) London, England. ISBN: 727400274 Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope. Hardback in original Dust-jacket not price-clipped just aged with no tears. Not ex-library as from a private collection. 382pp £5
170. Iron Coffins – A U-Boat Commander’s War 1939-1945 by Herbert A. Werner ISBN: 0304353302 Cassell Military Paperbacks (1999 edition 1st published 1969) Book has been read but very good condition. £1
171. Brassey’s Annual – The Armed Forces Year-Book 1960 71st year of publication. William Clowes & Sons Ltd., London. 1st-edition. Edited by Rear-Admiral H.G. Thursfield, Assistant Editors Brigadier C.N. Barclay & Air Vice-Marshal W.M. Yool. Blue Hardback with small stamp on the inner boards ‘property of the Carlton Club?’ Otherwise a very neat and tidy copy with only page ageing giving away its 59 year age. Many b/w plates and a tight binding. £12
172. Brassey’s Annual – The Armed Forces Year-Book 1966 77th year of publication. 1st US edition 1966 with rare non-clipped Dust-jacket by Frederick A. Praeger, Inc. Publishers, New York, U.S.A. Editors Major-General J.L. Moulton RM, Brigadier C.N. Barclay & Air Vice-Marshal W.M. Yool. Very minor edge-wear to the dust-jacket top edges. Includes all fold-outs and b/w photos. Generally a very neat and well looked after copy which is not ex-library as bought from Richard Booth’s Bookshop Hay-on Way and remained in my collection for many years. £12
173. First Sea Lord – An Authorised Biography of Admiral Lord Fisher By Richard Hough Hardback in original Dust-jacket which is not price-clipped. Not an ex-library as from my own collection. 2nd edition 1977 meaning there is a 2nd preface from the author ISBN: 0727802933 £5
174. Defeat of the Wolf Packs By Geoffrey Jones Hardback in original Dust-Jacket which is not price-clipped 1st US edition 1987 printed by Presidio Press, Novato, CA, USA. ISBN: 0891413146. Excellent copy which is not an ex-library copy as from my own collection. £5
175. The Philadelphia Experiment Project Invisibility by Charles Berlitz and William Moore Hardback in original Dust-Jacket not price-clipped. Not an ex-library copy as from my personal collection. Book Club Associates, London 1979 Very good copy. £4.75
176. Strike From The Sea by Douglas Reeman Hardback in original Dust-Jacket not price-clipped and not an ex-library copy BCA, London 1978. Fiction £1
177. No Easy Choices – A Personal Account f Life on the Carrier H.M.S. Illustrious 1940-1943 by Albert H. Jones & Michael H. Jones. 1994 1st edition Square One Publications, Worcester, England. ISBN: 1872017851 228pp. paperback which has been read but not ex-library. A few creases to cover only. £18
178. U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings Cumulative Index 1874-1977. (1982) Published by Naval Institute Press, ISBN: 0870210254. Previously property of the US Navy Security Group New York, then RAF Station ST. Mawgan and then me. Near new condition as looks unread. Large-size Hardback in blue boards with gilding to index. Very rare to find a copy in the UK and in this condition. £20
179. The Beatty Papers Volume II 1916-1927 Navy Records Society (1993) Near new condition Hardback with gilding to spine. This is the explosive 2nd volume which outlines for the first time into the public domain the Jutland Controversary as seen from the public and private papers of Admiral Beatty. ISBN: 9780859679640 £11
180. The Strife is O’er - Trials and Tribulations in the Long and Varied Career of a Royal Navy Sparker By Fred F. Buckingham DSM ISBN: 1870519205. WW2 autobiography HMS Hotspur, HMS Havock, First Battle of Narvik, HM Submarine P35 Umbra, KGV etc. 1st-edition Hardback in Dust-jacket. ‘Limited case bound edition no. 103 of 206.’ £6
181. The Navy in Battle By Arthur Hungerford Pollen 1919 Chatto & Windus 1st edition account of the Royal Navy's many WWI battles from an English commentator with a respected track record of innovation in naval gunnery. Most interesting, historically, for his views on Jutland and the perceived deficiencies of British gunnery in that encounter. He was very much on Beatty's side. Hardback with gilding and includes original fold out track charts. £5
182. Course For Disaster From Scapa Flow To The River Kwai By Richard Pool Battle of Atlantic, Dunkirk, HMS Repulse, Force Z, POW of the Japanese etc. Gives a vivid eyewitness account of the sinking of HMS PoW & HMS Repulse 1st-edition Hardback with dust-jacket in clear protective sleeve. Looks an ex-library copy as the 1st blank page is missing. ISBN: 0850526000 £6
183. A Caul & Some Wartime Experiences by Lieut. Cdr. A.H. Lewis R.D., R.N.R. (Rtd) F.R.I.C.S. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.H. Mason C.B., C.V.O. (1992) 1st-edition Rare Signed copy by the author. On board Coastal Forces MTB 508 & the cruiser HMS Norfolk, D-Day etc. 136pp Softcover very good near new condition. Small print run. £20
184. Dardanelles – A Midshipman’s Diary by H.M. Denham 1st-edition John Murray, London, England. 1st-edition Hardback with Dust-jacket. Not price-clipped and not ex-library as from a private collection. Many photographs in this diary previously unpublished. ISBN: 0719538580 £4
185. How The Navy Won the War: The Real Instrument of Victory 1914-1918 By Jim Ring Foreword by Rear Admiral Chris Parry. As new Hardback with Dust-jacket. RRP £19.99. ISBN: 9781473897182 £6
186. Dark Seas Above HM Submarine Taurus FORTUNES OF WAR By John Frederick Gibson Foreword by Admiral Sir George Creasy GCB CBE DSO MVO. ISBN: 0752420186 As new Softback. £3
187. Warships and Sea Battleships of World War I Phoebus London (1973) Hardback with original non-clipped Dust-jacket. Highly illustrated with maps, photographs and drawings. ISBN: 0702600040 £2
188. The Rules of the Game – Jutland and British Naval Command By Andrew Gordon Foreword by Admiral Sir John Woodward. Very good condition rare Hardback in original non-clipped Dust-Jacket of this seminal work on the Royal Navy. Includes book review from a 1990s newspaper on early blank page. John Murray, London, 1996 ISBN: 0719555337 £20
189. History of the Royal Navy By Anthony Preston More than 220 illustrations. Large Hardback in original non-clipped Dust-Jacket. Bison Books Corp. (1983) 1st-edition. ISBN: 0861241215 £1
190. History of the Royal Navy in the 20th century Editor: Anthony Preston Over 300 paintings, photographs and maps. Large Hardback in original non-clipped Dust-Jacket. Dolphin Publications (1987) ISBN: 0861243641 £1


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Made a purchase from Laurence which arrived today - books were in superb condition and very well packaged, highly recommended!


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Thanks for the recommendation.

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