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1 Almanac Companion to the Almanac. M.DCC.LXI. 1761 The Tenth Edition.
Printed for T. Jefferys, London, 1760, 
(Almanac). A Companion to the Almanac. M.DCC.LXI. The Tenth Edition. London: Printed for T. Jefferys, [...], [1760]. Pp (4),[1]-25,(1),1-185,(1). Ill ustrated with 25 pages of Coats of Arms. Small 8vo, full brown calf. Of nautical interest : IV. The Royal Navy of Great Britain, with the Names of allthe Admirals, Captains, Masters, and Lieutenants, the Dates of their respe ctive Commissions, and the Pay of every Man on board (pp 129-151). Containing, I. Correct Lists of the Peers of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British House of Commons; with their Places under the Government, Family Connections, and Places of residence. II. Lists of the Great Officers of State, Officers of the Household of his Majesty, D. Of York, the Princess Dowager, the Duke, &c. III. Officers belonging to all the public Offices in England, with their Business and Salaries; a copious List of the Army, the Field Officers, with their Pay, and where stationed. IV. The Royal Navy of Great Britain, with the Names of all the Admirals, Captains, Masters, and Lieutenants, the Dates of their respective Commissions, and the Pay of every Manon board. V. The trading Companies, Hospitals and Charities, with an Accou nt of their first Institutions. Also, The Establishment of Scotland : Peers, Baronets, Principal Officers of State, Judges, and Commissioners. The Establishment of Ireland : Peers and Baronets, Principal Officers of State, Judges and Commissioners. With the Arms of all the Peers of Great Britain andIreland, not to be met with in any other Book of this Kind. To which is ad ded, A Map of the Coast and Rivers of France, neatly engraved by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to his Majesty. Heavy wear to calf, covers detached, foxed, LACKING MAP, penned name and numbers, else good only. As is. 100.00

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2 ANSON, George). PACK, S.W.C. PACK, S.W.C. Admiral Lord Anson : The story of Anson's voyage and naval events of his day. 1st UK in dj
Cassell, 1960, 
(ANSON, George). PACK, Captain S.W.C. Admiral Lord Anson : The story of Anson's voyage and naval events of his day. London: Cassell, (1960). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xvii,(1),1-[262], portrait frontispiece, + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. NMM II:249. Admiral George Anson (b. April 23, 1697, Staffordshire - d.June 6, 1762, Moor Park, Hertfordshire). "The career of Admiral Lord Anson heralded the most glorious epoch in the history of the Royal Navy. He was the first of the great eighteenth century admirals, preceding Rodney, Howe,St. Vincent and finally Nelson, whose mighty victory at Trafalgar set the seal on a process which was based not only on those qualities of seamanship, command and heroism which they all, without exception, possessed, but equally important, on the reorganization of the navy itself. [...] Anson was asailor in the tradition of Drake and Hawkins and his early life reads like the saga of a successful buccaneer. When in 1740 he was sent to harry the Spanish American possessions, he achieved not only this specific objective,but came home, after an epic voyage of circumnavigation involving terrible losses and setbakcs surmounted through leadership and resolve, with the ri chest prize cargo in history. [...] Later he was appointed to the Admiralty, where he served, with only a short break, from 1745 until his death in 1762, eventually becoming First Lord. In this capacity he introduced many reforms, salvaging the Navy from its moribund state and earning for himself the title 'Father of the Navy'." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Background on Anson's Time; Anson's Early Life; War with Spain; Scurvy and Storm take their Toll; Events at Juan Fernandez, and the End of the Tryal; More Prizes, and the Burning of Paita; From Paita to Quibo, and the Search for the Galleon; Petition by the Officers of the Tryal; The End of the Gloucester; Marooned Ashore at Tinian; Further Search for the Galleon; War with France; Anson at Admiralty; The Engagement in the Law Courts; Anson's Victory off Finisterre; The navy Once More Paramount; An Uneasy Peace; The Loss of Minorca; The Struggle for Command of the Sea; The Eclipse of France's Naval Power;Saunders at Quebec; Years of Glory. With index. Very good in nicked, uncli pped dustjacket. 35.00

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3 ASHMORE, Edward, Admiral of the Fleet Sir] GROVE, Eric, (ed.) Battle and the Breeze: The Naval Reminiscences of Admiral of the Fleet SirEdward Ashmore. First Edition in dustjacket.
Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 1997, ISBN:0750912529 
[ASHMORE, Edward, Admiral of the Fleet Sir]. The Battle and the Breeze : The Naval Reminiscences of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore. Edited byEric Grove. (Stroud, Gloucestershire): Sutton Publishing, (1997). First Ed ition. Pp 282, [32] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. A Royal Naval Museum publication. "Sir Edward Ashmore, one of the key figures in the post-war history of the Royal Navy, rose to the highest rank in his chosen profession and later became Chief of the Defence Staff. In this his autobiography he gives avivid insight into the life of an aspiring naval officer in the 1950s and 60s, and the preoccupations of high command during the 1970s." -from the dj. New in dustjacket. 50.00

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4 BANNISTER, Jerry Rule of the Admirals : Law, Custom and Naval Government in Newfoundland, 1699-1832. First Edition, Paperback
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2003, ISBN:0802086136 
BANNISTER, Jerry. The Rule of the Admirals : Law, Custom and Naval Government in Newfoundland, 1699-1832. Toronto : "Published for The Osgoode Societyfor Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press", (2003). First Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-xix,(7),[3]-423,(9). With tables, diagrams and a few illustrations in the text. 8vo, art-illustrated cardcovers with black spine."The Rule of the Admirals examines governance in Newfoundland from the rul e of the fishing admirals in 1699 to the establishment of representative government in 1832. It offers the first in-depth account of the rise and fallof the system of naval government that dominated the island for more than a century. In this provocative look at legal culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Newfoundland, Jerry Bannister explores three topics in detail: naval government in St. John's, surrogate courts in the outports, and patterns in the administration of law. He challenges the conventional view that early Newfoundland was a lawless frontier isolated from the rest of theAtlantic world, and argues that an effective system of naval government em erged to meet the needs of those in power. The Rule of the Admirals sheds light on one of the most misunderstood chapters in Canadian and British colonial history. Drawing on extensive archival research as well as a broad range of secondary sources, Bannister provides a groundbreaking reinterpretation of a critical period in the island's colonial development." - p.[i]. "The Rule of the Admirals opens exciting new vistas on the early socio-economic history of Canada's most recent province" -from the cover. Chapters : 1. Introduction; 2. The Fishing Admirals System; 3. An Unruly Set of People: The Struggle for Judicial Authority; 4. The Establishment of Naval Government; 5. A Fief of the Admiralty: Newfoundland under Naval Rule; 6. Using Mercy and Terror: The Patterns of Criminal Justice; 7. Enforcing the Social Order: Punishment in a Fishing Society; 8. The Fall of Naval Government; 9. Conclusion. With bibliography and index. Very good. 30.00

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5 BARNETT, John. STAGG, H.W., frontis. Fighting Admirals. UK (Smith, Elder)
Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1910, 
BARNETT, John. Fighting Admirals. With portraits, and a frontispiece from apicture by H.W. Stagg. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1910. First thus printi ng. Pp. (4),v-viii,[1]-309,(3), frontispiece, + 10 leaves of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, navy blue cloth, black lettering to front board, gilt letteringto spine, top edge dyed blue. Contents: "The King of the Sea" ; Raleigh's Last Voyage; Sir Richard Hawkins: "The Complete Seaman"; Cromwell's Admiral; Prince Rupert on the Sea; Sir Christopher Myngs; Sir Cloudesley Shovel; Benbow and His Last Fight; The Boom at Derry; Three of Rodney's Fights; A Straggler from a Forgotten Fight; "That Day at Navarino"; The Speedy and the Gamo. Front flyleaf removed, small bump near head of spine, boards a bit grubby, else very good. 40.00

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6 BARRETT, John DEWEY, George, Admiral) Admiral George Dewey : A Sketch of the Man
Harper, 1899, 
BARRETT, John. Admiral George Dewey : A Sketch of the Man. NY: Harper and Brothers, 1899. Pp 279. 23 leaves of plates. Small 8vo, blue cloth, gilt anddec. to front, gilt to spine. Something of an instant book whose publicati on was occasioned by the ongoing war with Spain; nevertheless, the author has the proper credentials as former United States Minister to Siam and Special Correspondent with Dewey at Manila. While the focus is on the Admiral'srecent feats, there is also considerable analysis of his early history and character. Vg. A remarkably clean copy. 50.00

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7 BEESLY, Patrick. ROSKILL, Stephen (foreword). GODFREY, J.H., Admiral). Very Special Admiral: The Life of Admiral J.H. Godfrey, C.B. First Editionin dustjacket.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1980, ISBN:0241103835 
BEESLY, Patrick. A Very Special Admiral : The Life of Admiral J.H. Godfrey,C.B. With a foreword by Capt. S.W. Roskill. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1980. First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xxv,(1),[1]-345,(1), + 8 p. of black and white p lates. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Law 0815. "Appointed Directory of Naval Intelligence in 1939, his achievements rivalled those of his legendary predecessor Blinker Hall. An intellectual who acted 'ruthlessly, relentlessly and remorselessly', his insistence on the independence and integrity of Intelligence and his dislike of Wishful Thinking and Very Senior Officer Veneration incurred the displeasure of Churchill and the Chiefs of Staff and the opposition of his Army and Air Force colleagues." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Edwardian Cadet, 2. The Dardanelles, 3. Mediterannean Staff Officer, 4. The Years Between, 5. Battlecruiser, 6. Director of Naval Intelligence, 7. Winston is Back, 8. Wilfred to Sealion, 9. It Does Work, That's the Main Thing, 10. Three Views or One, 11. Dismissal,12. India's Coral Strand, 13. Very good in slightly spine-sunned, unclippe d dustjacket. 35.00

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8 BEHRMAN, Cynthia Fansler. NELSON, Horatio) Victorian Myths of the Sea. First Edition in dustjacket.
Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, 1977, ISBN:0821403516 
BEHRMAN, Cynthia Fansler. Victorian Myths of the Sea. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press,1977. First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-x,[1]-188,(2), including frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth with white lettering to spine. "Focusing on three particular clusters of myths, 'the English Self-Image', 'the English Seaman', and 'the English Navy', Behrman draws on sources of popular cultureto show what the popular attitudes of the English were and how these attit udes held together a unique Victorian perspective on the history, identity and purpose of the English people." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Part I: Myth and the Historian: 1. The Nature of Myth: Toward a Useful Definition. Part II: The Myths of the Sea: 2. The English Romance with the Sea; 3. The English Sense of History; 4. The Myths of Islandhood. Part III: The Mythsof Seamanship: 5. The English Seaman; 6. The Victorian Myths of the Armada ; 7. Heroism and the Myth of Nelson. Part IV: The Myths of the Navy: 8. TheNavy as Symbol and Defense; 9. Reshaping a Myth: The Admirals Adjust to Ch ange. Part V: Conclusion: 10. The End of the Myth. With bibliography and notes. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 20.00

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9 BENBOW, John Wooden Ships and Iron Men : Being A True Tale Of That Doughty Warrior Of The Spanish Main, Mariner, And Gentleman, Admiral John Benbow, R.N., Whose Illustrious Name Was Affixed To The Inn In Treasure Island. First Edition industjacket
Greenwich Book Publishers, New York, 1957, 
(BENBOW, Admiral John). Wooden Ships and Iron Men : Being A True Tale Of That Doughty Warrior Of The Spanish Main, Mariner, And Gentleman, Admiral John Benbow, R.N., Whose Illustrious Name Was Affixed To The Inn In Treasure Island. As Recounted by Dr. Edgar Benbow. New York : Greenwich Book Publishers, 1957. First Edition. Pp (8),9-31,(1). 8vo, grey cloth, brown lettering to spine. A brief book with the following sectons : 1. Boyhood Days; 2. Salt Provisions; 3. The First Explosive Missle; 4. The Words of an English Officer; 5. Mutiny; 6. The Court-Martial; 7. He Comes to His Death, But Not His End; 8. The Objective of the Mutiny; 9. Retrospective. Very good in slightly chipped dustjacket. 25.00

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10 BENBOW, John Wooden Ships and Iron Men : Being A True Tale Of That Doughty Warrior Of The Spanish Main, Mariner, And Gentleman, Admiral John Benbow, R.N., Whose Illustrious Name Was Affixed To The Inn In Treasure Island. First Edition industjacket
Greenwich Book Publishers, New York, 1957, 
(BENBOW, Admiral John). Wooden Ships and Iron Men : Being A True Tale Of That Doughty Warrior Of The Spanish Main, Mariner, And Gentleman, Admiral John Benbow, R.N., Whose Illustrious Name Was Affixed To The Inn In Treasure Island. As Recounted by Dr. Edgar Benbow. New York : Greenwich Book Publishers, 1957. First Edition. Pp (8),9-31,(1). 8vo, grey cloth, brown lettering to spine. A brief book with the following sectons : 1. Boyhood Days; 2. Salt Provisions; 3. The First Explosive Missle; 4. The Words of an English Officer; 5. Mutiny; 6. The Court-Martial; 7. He Comes to His Death, But Not His End; 8. The Objective of the Mutiny; 9. Retrospective. A few spots to cloth, else very good. 20.00

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11 BENSON, William Shepherd, Admiral). KLACKO, Mary. TRASK, David F. BURKE, Arleigh A. Admiral William Shepherd Benson : First Chief of Naval Operations. in dj.
Naval Institute, 1987, ISBN:0870210351 
(BENSON, William Shepherd, Admiral). KLACKO, Mary. Admiral William ShepherdBenson : First Chief of Naval Operations. With David F. Trask; foreword by Arleigh A. Burke. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, (1987). Pp xviii, 268. 8vo, brown cloth. A well researched biography of the United States' Great War chief of naval operations, which seeks to place his achievements inthe context of an emerging American nationalism. "This biography of Admira l William Shepherd Benson - the result of more than fifteen years of extensive research-makes a significant contribution to the annals of U.S. Naval history. Until now, surprisingly little has been written about the man who became the first chief of naval operations in 1915 and led the U. S. Navy through World War I. [...] Students of naval history, World War I buffs, and professional historians will welcome this scholarly study for the understanding it provides of a distinguished naval leader who helped create a powerful modern navy. " Remainder mark to bottom edge, else very good in rubbed, chipped dustjacket. 30.00

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12 BIENKOWSKI, Lee NELSON, Horatio) Admirals in the Age of Nelson. First Edition in dustjacket.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 2003, ISBN:1557500029 
BIENKOWSKI, Lee. Admirals in the Age of Nelson. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (2003). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-ix,(3),[1]-294,(6). 8vo, black cloth with copper lettering to spine. "The period of the French Wars (1793-1815), known as the golden age of fighting sail in Great Britain becauseof the extraordinary victories won by the Royal Navy, produced an impressi ve roster of brilliant flag officers. To date, however, these naval leadershave been overshadowed by the legendary status of their contemporary, Admi ral Lord Nelson. This book corrects the oversight by placing eleven 'other admirals' in the limelight." - from the dustjacket. Includes biographical profiles of Richard Howe, Alexander Hood, Samuel Hood, John Jervis, Adam Duncan, George Keith Elphinstone, James Gambier, John Duckworth, John Borlase Warren, James Saumarez, and Edward Pellew. Very good in crisp dustjacket. 20.00

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13 BORRETT, William C. CHAMBERS, Robert More Tales Told .. Imp., In dj
Imperial, 1943, 
BORRETT, William C. More Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, 1943.Pp (8),ix-xv,(1),[1]-233,(3). 8vo, red cloth. Watters p.251, Rhodenizer p. 693. One of the several collection of the Colonel's C.H.N.S. broadcast talks. E Mari Merces; The Mary Jane of Hall's Harbour; Mary O"Hea: A Lady of Fashion; Captain James Kenny, Whaler [of the James Stewart]; The Nova Scotia Archives Building; Mary Read [Lady Pirate]; Buried Treasure in Nova Scotia;H.M.S Hopewell [1597. along Cape Breton coast]; Jotham Blanchard; The Wedd ing Dress; Courteous Commandos of 1758: Wolfe at Louisbourg; The Road to Fame: From Nova Scotia to Quebec; A Nova Scotian Heroine at Quebec [Mary Payzant of Mahone Bay]; Radio Yesterday and Today (pp.117142); The Eddy Rebellion; James Moody, Loyalist; From Halifax to Boston and Back [H.M.S. Shannon]; Seven British Admirals from Nova Scotia; The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston; The Corps of Commissionaires; Captain David Cook - Hero; The Key of the Main Gate [Fort Anne]; Captain Henry McArthur - Navigator; Studley Quoit Club; The Halifax Explosion; Halifax in War-time. Vg in chipped dj. 20.00

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14 BORRETT, William C. CHAMBERS, Robert More Tales Told .. Imp., no dj
Imperial Publishing, 1943, 
BORRETT, William C. More Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, 1943.Pp (8),ix-xv,(1),[1]-233,(3). 8vo, red cloth. Watters p.251, Rhodenizer p. 693. One of the several collection of the Colonel's C.H.N.S. broadcast talks. E Mari Merces; The Mary Jane of Hall's Harbour; Mary O"Hea: A Lady of Fashion; Captain James Kenny, Whaler [of the James Stewart]; The Nova Scotia Archives Building; Mary Read [Lady Pirate]; Buried Treasure in Nova Scotia;H.M.S Hopewell [1597. along Cape Breton coast]; Jotham Blanchard; The Wedd ing Dress; Courteous Commandos of 1758: Wolfe at Louisbourg; The Road to Fame: From Nova Scotia to Quebec; A Nova Scotian Heroine at Quebec [Mary Payzant of Mahone Bay]; Radio Yesterday and Today (pp.117142); The Eddy Rebellion; James Moody, Loyalist; From Halifax to Boston and Back [H.M.S. Shannon]; Seven British Admirals from Nova Scotia; The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston; The Corps of Commissionaires; Captain David Cook - Hero; The Key of the Main Gate [Fort Anne]; Captain Henry McArthur - Navigator; Studley Quoit Club; The Halifax Explosion; Halifax in War-time. Some wear to spine ends and outer hinges, else vg. 15.00

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15 BORRETT, William C. CHAMBERS, Robert More Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock. Imp., in dj.
Imperial Publishing, 1943, 
BORRETT, William C. More Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, 1943.Pp (8),ix-xv,(1),[1]-233,(3). 8vo, red cloth. Watters p.251, Rhodenizer p. 693. One of the several collection of the Colonel's C.H.N.S. broadcast talks. E Mari Merces; The Mary Jane of Hall's Harbour; Mary O"Hea: A Lady of Fashion; Captain James Kenny, Whaler [of the James Stewart]; The Nova Scotia Archives Building; Mary Read [Lady Pirate]; Buried Treasure in Nova Scotia;H.M.S Hopewell [1597. along Cape Breton coast]; Jotham Blanchard; The Wedd ing Dress; Courteous Commandos of 1758: Wolfe at Louisbourg; The Road to Fame: From Nova Scotia to Quebec; A Nova Scotian Heroine at Quebec [Mary Payzant of Mahone Bay]; Radio Yesterday and Today (pp.117142); The Eddy Rebellion; James Moody, Loyalist; From Halifax to Boston and Back [H.M.S. Shannon]; Seven British Admirals from Nova Scotia; The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston; The Corps of Commissionaires; Captain David Cook - Hero; The Key of the Main Gate [Fort Anne]; Captain Henry McArthur - Navigator; Studley Quoit Club; The Halifax Explosion; Halifax in War-time. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 25.00

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16 BURRELL, Henry, Sir. Mermaids Do Exist : The Autobiography of Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Burrell, Royal Australian Navy (Retired). First Edition in dustjacket
Macmillan Australia, South Melbourne, 1986, ISBN:033341540X 
BURRELL, Henry, Vice-Admiral Sir. Mermaids Do Exist : The Autobiography of Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Burrell, Royal Australian Navy (Retired). (South Melbourne): Macmillan Australia, (1986). First Edition. Pp (4),v-x,1-318 +[24]pp of plates. 8vo blue cloth, white lettering to spine. Map end-papers. La w 1453. Vice Admiral Sir Henry Mackay Burrell, KBE, CB (b. August 13, 1904,Wentworth Falls, New South Wale - d. February 9, 1988, Canberra). "Mermaid s Do Exist covers Sir Henry Burrell’s naval career from the time of joiningthe Royal Australian Naval College at Jervis Bay in 1918 at the age of 13 until he retired in 1962 as Chief of Naval Staff. The period of Burrell's career was one of great changes for the Navy. On joining his first ship he would have found a gun-ship Navy still in the early years of steam-turbine propulsion; submarine and ant-submarine warfare were in their infancy; the importance of air power at sea was not properly understood. When he retires,missles were quite common; aircraft carriers were the capital ships of lar ge navies; and gas turbines were about to replace steam. Sir Henry's memoirs are therefore of considerable historic interest. is also a vivid story ofthe life of a naval officer whose service spanned both peace and a world w ar. It covers all ranks from cadet-midshipman to vice--admiral, both in Australian waters and overseas. He was in the Mediterranean in the 1930s during the Abyssinian Criisis and the Spanish Civil War. As a senior officer he commanded two destroyers in World War II, a cruiser, an aircraft carrier [HMAS Vengeance] and HMA Fleet on two occasions. He was Director of Operations and Plans from1939 to 1940 and in 1941 he became Australia's first service attaché in Washington. He then took part in a (failed) Malta convoy and had an important role in the final capture of Madagascar. He was appointed First Naval Member and Chief of Naval Staff in February 1959. His work during that period laid the foundation of the Fleet of today [...] -from the dust jacket. Chapters : 1. Sub-lieutenant, 1904-1926; 2. 'Salt-Horse', 1926-29; 3. Navigator, 1930-38 [on excahnge with the Royal Navy]; 4. Director Operations and Plans, 1939-40; 5. Washington Interlude, 1941; 6. HMAS Norman, 1941-42; 7. HMAS Norman, 1942-43; 8. Final Stages of World War II; 9. Gaining Experience Ashore and Afloat, 1947-54; 10. Years of High Responsibility, 1955-58; 11. Chief of Naval Staff, 1959-62; 12. Epilogue. Appendices: ; I. Joint UK - USA Staff Conversations - Telegraphic Reports by Australian Navel Attacheé ; II. Letter from Author to Parliamentary Sub-committee on Defence Matters - Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, 1982. With notes, bibliography and index. Half inch tear to head of spine, light wear to lower edge, otherwise very good in dustjacket. 45.00

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17 BURRELL, Henry, Sir. Mermaids Do Exist : The Autobiography of Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Burrell, Royal Australian Navy (Retired). First Edition in dustjacket
Macmillan Australia, South Melbourne, 1986, ISBN:033341540X 
BURRELL, Henry, Vice-Admiral Sir. Mermaids Do Exist : The Autobiography of Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Burrell, Royal Australian Navy (Retired). (South Melbourne): MacmillanAustralia, (1986). First Edition. Pp (4),v-x,1-318 +[24] pp of plates. 8vo blue cloth, white lettering to spine. Map end-papers. Law1453. Vice Admiral Sir Henry Mackay Burrell, KBE, CB (b. August 13, 1904, Wentworth Falls, New South Wale - d. February 9, 1988, Canberra). "MermaidsDo Exist covers Sir Henry Burrell’s naval career from the time of joining the Royal Australian Naval College at Jervis Bay in 1918 at the age of 13 until he retired in 1962 as Chief of Naval Staff. The period of Burrell's career was one of great changes for the Navy. On joining his first ship he would have found a gun-ship Navy still in the early years of steam-turbine propulsion; submarine and ant-submarine warfare were in their infancy; the importance of air power at sea was not properly understood. When he retires, missles were quite common; aircraft carriers were the capital ships of large navies; and gas turbines were about to replace steam. Sir Henry's memoirsare therefore of considerable historic interest. is also a vivid story of the life of a naval officer whose service spanned both peace and a world war. It covers all ranks from cadet-midshipman to vice--admiral, both in Australian waters and overseas. He was in the Mediterranean in the 1930s duringthe Abyssinian Criisis and the Spanish Civil War. As a senior officer he c ommanded two destroyers in World War II, a cruiser, an aircraft carrier [HMAS Vengeance] and HMA Fleet on two occasions. He was Director of Operationsand Plans from1939 to 1940 and in 1941 he became Australia's first service attaché in Washington. He then took part in a (failed) Malta convoy and ha d an important role in the final capture of Madagascar. He was appointed First Naval Member and Chief of Naval Staff in February 1959. His work duringthat period laid the foundation of the Fleet of today [...] -from the dust jacket. Chapters : 1. Sub-lieutenant, 1904-1926; 2. 'Salt-Horse', 1926-29; 3. Navigator, 1930-38 [on excahnge with the Royal Navy]; 4. Director Opera tions and Plans, 1939-40; 5. Washington Interlude, 1941; 6. HMAS Norman, 1941-42; 7. HMAS Norman, 1942-43; 8. Final Stages of World War II; 9. GainingExperience Ashore and Afloat, 1947-54; 10. Years of High Responsibility, 1 955-58; 11. Chief of Naval Staff, 1959-62; 12. Epilogue. Appendices: ; I. Joint UK - USA Staff Conversations - Telegraphic Reports by Australian NavelAttacheé ; II. Letter from Author to Parliamentary Sub-committee on Defenc e Matters - Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, 1982. With notes, bibliography and index. Very good in dustjacket. 55.00

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18 BYRNE, Cyril J., ed. PENNEY, Alphonsus L. CARTER, G.Emmett Gentlemen-Bishops and Faction Fighters : The Letters of Bishops O Donel, Lambert, Scallan and Other Irish Missionaries
Jesperson Press, St. John's, 1984, ISBN:092050227x 
BYRNE, Cyril J., (ed.). Gentlemen-Bishops and Faction Fighters : The Letters of Bishops O Donel, Lambert, Scallan and Other Irish Missionaries. Preface by Archbishop Alphonsus L. Penney. Foreword by G. Emmett Cardinal Carter.St. John's : Jesperson Press, (1984). First Edition. Pp (8),ix-[xxx],[1]-3 76, + 4 pp of plates. 8vo, blue card covers. Title page headed Catholicism's Formative Years in Newfoundland (1784-1829). "Bishops O Donel, Lambert and Scallan were the first three Roman Catholic bishops appointed from Ireland to Newfoundland. Several weeks under the sail over the perilous Atlantic ocean was only a prelude of the storms they would face in future. They werespirited men in troubled times. In Europe the French Revolution rocked the established political and ecclesiastical institutions. In Ireland the Engl ish language and Protestant religion were being imposed upon a Roman Catholic population. In Newfoundland British suzerainty with pro-protestant overtones was upheld by Admirals of the fleet and appointed governors. Into thismilieu came these gentlemen-bishops, ready to heal wounds of dissention wi thin the ranks of their church and overcome anti-Catholic sentiments beyond. Their staccato letters to superiors and peers reveal the new-settlement hardships, aristocratic attitudes and ecclesiastical ferment that often broke their health and threatened their lives. They had to be both gentlemen and fighters to survive." - from the rear cover. With bibliography and index.Very good. 28.00

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19 CAMPBELL, Gordon Number Thirteen. UK no dj
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1932, 
CAMPBELL, Rear-Admiral Gordon. Number Thirteen : Being the Autobiography ofRear-Admiral Gordon Gordon Campbell. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1932. Pp 352. Illustrated. 8vo, rebound in orange library cloth. Chapters : Early Days; Pacific Station; Destroyers; China; Boys' Training Ship; Early Days of the War; Queenstown in the War; Holyhead in the War [2 chapters]; West Indies [3 chapters]; Public School Cadets; H.M.S. Impregnable; Odds and Ends; South Africa [3 chapters]; H.M.S. Tiger; Lecturing. Ex-library, worn, else very good. 35.00

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20 Canadian Club SIMS, William Sowden Maple Leaf : The Canadian Club Magazine. Vol. I, No. 10, December, 1922. London and Western Ontario Number
Canadian Club, Sussex, N.B., 1922, 
(Canadian Club). The Maple Leaf : The Canadian Club Magazine. Vol. I, No. X, December, 1922. London and Western Ontario Number. Sussex, N.B.: The Canadian Club, 1922. Pp 1-56. Illustrated. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated stapled wrappers. Includes “Admiral Sims, Revisiting Native Land, Speaks Out Plainly on Modern Weapons of Warfare : Days of Battleship Numbered; Poison Gas Most Humane War Instrument – British Stand Gaff Without Whimpering” (pp 22-23) [William Sowden Sims, retired, rear-admiral of the United States. Navy, and a Canadian by birth]. Cover photo of R. Hume Cronyn, President of the Canadian Club of London, Ontario, 1921-22. Covers rubbed and smudged, name and X's marked to front cover, marking to a few other leaves, short tearsand chips to edges, else good only. As is. 15.00

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