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1 Admiralty A.B.C.D. Pamphlet. B.R. 1294 B
Admiralty. A.B.C.D. Pamphlet. B.R. 1294 B. Director of Tactical and Staff Duties Division, Naval Staff, Admiralty, 1952. Pp [1]-[19],(1). 12mo, blue printed card covers. Admiraly prefatory note by J.G. Lang', 17 May, 1952. "For issue to every Officer and Man on joining the Royal Navy".Acronym for Atomic, Biological and Chemical Protection and Damage Control: ABCD. Sections: A.B.C.D. : Golden Rules for A.B.C.D. Damage : Flooding - Watertight Discipline - Fire - Machinery and Equipment Damage Casualties : Contamination - Personal Protection Precautions - Flash, Fragments and Flast - First Aid. Your Ship and You. Light soiling, with dog-earing to upper corners, else very good 30.00

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2 ANDRIEUX, J.P. Grand Banks : A Pictorial History. First Edition, Paperback.
Flanker Press , St. John's, NF, 2011, ISBN:9781926881416 
ANDRIEUX, J.P. The Grand Banks : A Pictorial History. St. John's : Flanker Press Limited, 2011. First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xi,(1),1-247,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated pale card covers, grey lettering to front cover and spine. Jean-Pierre Andrieux, OC (b. Montréal) St. John's businessman,author "For centuries, fishermen the world over have been prosecuting the waters teeming with cod from the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and Labrador. The growing demand for fish in world markets, the inexorable march of technology, and the failure of international governments to limit the harvest from the sea have each played a part in turning this industry into a thin shadow of its once great majesty. With more than 500 photos of foreign and domestic vessels, crews, ports, shipyards, and modes of processing fish at seaaboard ships that were part of Newfoundland and Labrador's collective hist ory, 'The Grand Banks' is a full and impartial history of the magnitude of this fishing effort." - from rear. Contents : 1. Early Days of the Fishery.2. European Fishermen in the First Half of the Twentieth Century. 3. Easte rn Bloc Fishermen. 4. The Portuguese Fleet. 5. The Spanish Fleet. 6. Other Post-World War II Foreign Fleets. 7. The 200-Mile Limit. Very good. 15.00

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3 APPS, Michael FELL, Michael, Vice-Admiral Sir, foreword. Four Ark Royals. in dj.
William Kimber, 1976, 
APPS, Michael. The Four Ark Royals. With a Foreword by Vice-Admiral Sir Michael Fell. L: William Kimber, (1976). Pp 256, [24] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. An illustrated history of the four RN warships of this name: a sixteenth-century galleon and three aircraft carriers. Vg in price-clipped dj. 60.00

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4 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 E dition. 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 historyof the Royal Navy, rose to the highest rank in his chosen profession and l ater became Chief of the Defence Staff. In this his autobiography he gives a vivid insight into the life of an aspiring naval officer in the 1950s and60s, and the preoccupations of high command during the 1970s." -from the d j. New in dustjacket. 50.00

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5 BANKS, Steven Handicrafts of the Sailor. 1st in dj.
David & Charles, 1974, 
BANKS, Steven. The Handicrafts of the Sailor. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, (1974). First edition. Pp 96. Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 2483. A retired RN captain's essay on shipboard crafts and the maritime cultures that produced them. Contents include: "The Sailor's World"; "Identification and Dating of Ships"; "Identification and Dating of Sailors"; "Wood and Nuts"; "Bone, Ivory, Horn and Shells"; "Cordage and Textiles". With glossary and bibliography. Vg in dj. 50.00

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6 BEAUFORT, Francis). FRIENDLY, Alfred FRIENDLY, Alfred Beaufort of the Admiralty : The Life of Sir Francis Beaufort 1774-1857. First American Edition in dustjacket
Random House, New York, 1977, ISBN:0394417607 
(BEAUFORT, Sir Francis). FRIENDLY, Alfred. Beaufort of the Admiralty : The Life of Sir Francis Beaufort 1774-1857. New York : Random House, (1977). First US Edition. Pp (6),[7]-362. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth spine. "To yachtsmen, the name 'Beaufort' signifies the international scale of wind forces. To cryptographers, it identifies a famous cipher. Yet these inventions only inadequately represent the tremendous accomplishments of one of the nineteenth century's most gifted and complex figures. For Admiral Sir FrancisBeaufort's greatest achievements were the revitalization of the Hydrograph ic Office and the perfecting of the Admiralty Chart, a standard for accuracy from the 1830s to the present day. Some of his own surveys, made more than 160 years ago, are still the official authority. Virtually self-educated (he left school at fourteen), Beaufort eventually became Hydrographer of the Admiralty after adventurous service in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars; he suffered nineteen wounds in capturing an enemy vessel from under the guns of a Spanish fortress, and came close to death again from a fanatic's bullet while surveying the Turkish coast. He remained head of the Hydrographic Office longer than any man before or since, building it into the finest chart-making and maritime-science center of its age, and forming alliances with such great scientists as Herschel, Airy and Babbage. (It was through Beaufort's connections with the Cambridge scientists that Darwin was selected to sail as 'savant' on the Beagle.) The great observatories at Greenwich and the Cape of Good Hope came under his administration. For eight years he presided over the Arctic Council in its searches for Sir John Franklin, lost on his last polar voyage to discover the Northwest Passage. Over a period of a quarter of a century Beaufort directed the most ambitious maritime explorations and experiments of the period. Beaufort's career was oneof struggle, of alternating episodes of triumph and despair; his was also the classic case of the evil of the "interest" system of naval promotions: for long years he was denied the advancement he deserved, until the injustice done him became notorious among his fellow officers. Portions of his 2000-odd letters and journals, never before published or even examined professionally, were written in cipher, which the author has succeeded in breaking. " - from the dj. With notes, bibliography and index. Ships in his life include Aquilon, Woolwich, Blossom, and Frederickssteen. Vg in dustjacket. 30.00

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7 BEAUFORT, Francis, Sir). FRIENDLY, Alfred FRIENDLY, Alfred Beaufort of the Admiralty : The Life of Sir Francis Beaufort 1774-1857. First British Edition in dustjacket
Hutchinson, London , 1997, ISBN:0091285003 
(BEAUFORT, Francis, Sir). FRIENDLY, Alfred. Beaufort of the Admiralty : TheLife of Sir Francis Beaufort 1774-1857. London : Hutchinson, (1977). First UK Edition. Pp 362 + [8] pp of plates to text. Illustrated with maps to pa stedown and maps and diagrams to text. 8vo, black cloth. "To yachtsmen, thename "Beaufort" signifies the international scale of wind force. To Crypto graphers, it identifies a famous cypher. [...] Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort's greatest achievements were the revitalization of the Hydrographic Officeand the perfecting the Admiralty Chart, a standard for accuracy from the 1 830s to the present day. Some of his own survey's made more than 170 years ago, are still the official authority." -from the dust jacket. Slightly cocked, some light dampstaining to upper and lower edges of boards, ow vg in lightly wrinkled, dampstained (same edges as boards) and price-clipped dj. 40.00

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Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy.  First Edition in dustjacket,, BERCKMAN, Evelyn
8 BERCKMAN, Evelyn Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy. First Edition in dustjacket,
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1974, ISBN:0241890349 1974 0241890349 / 9780241890349 
BERCKMAN, Evelyn. Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy : as related by the State Papers Domestic. London : Hamish Hamilton, (1974). First Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-xii,(2),[3]-212 + 16 pages of plates. 8vo, dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Evelyn Domenica Berckman (b. October 18, 1900, Philadelphia – d. September 18, 1978, Kensington, London).

A comparative examination of the naval policies of Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, Cromwell, and Charles II.

"The Creators: Elizabeth 1, Charles 1, and Charles II. The Destroyers: James I, and Oliver Cromwell. For a hundred years the Navy alternately flourished and rotted in neglect. During Elizabeth's reign, piracy was kept to a minimum; when James l, intent on more personal matters than the strength of his Fleet, reigned, Dutch fishermen trespassed in English waters, harbours and lighthouses decayed, the Admiralty itself was riddled with graft and treachery. Charles I and Charles II maintained a continual interest in the Navy and in the seamen's conditions; under the Commonwealth, there was massive impressment but nothing for the victims because of Cromwell's misappropriation of Naval monies. Amazingly, the spirit the Navy, although it weakened, never died, and in Charles I and Charles II found its greatest champions.

Evelyn Berckman has harvested much unforgettable material from the State Papers jn this remarkable panorama of Naval history We see Elizabeth on the eve of the Spanish Armada and hear Francis Drake: 'Stop them now, and stop them ever.' We witness the rise of James's favourite Buckingham, and the launching of Charles I's great ship, Sovereign of the Seas. Turkish pirates land at Monts Bay and carry off sixty men, women and children, and the Dutch fleet sails up the Medway to devastate Chatham and Rochester. The House of Commons is in uproar over the hated Ship Money, and Prince Rupert of the Rhine leads his guerilla fleet on raiding parties. In the background, men like John Milton and Samuel Pepys work away. And, always, there is the ordinary sailor, exposed to danger, appalling conditions, plague, contempt." from the dj.

1. The Source;
2. Elizabeth I : Creator;
3. James I : Destroyer;
4. Charles I : Creator;
5. Cromwell : Destroyer;
6. Charles II : Creator.
With index.

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Letter Addressed to Sir John Barrow, Bart.  disbound. , BERKELEY, Capt BARROW, John, Sir.
9 BERKELEY, Capt BARROW, John, Sir. Letter Addressed to Sir John Barrow, Bart. disbound.
BERKELEY, Capt. A Letter Addressed to Sir John Barrow, Bart. on the System of War and Peace Complements in Her Majesty's Ships. L: J. Ridgway, 1839. Pp 21. 8vo, printed wraps. An entry into the controversy over the appropriate level of manning for warships of the Royal Navy in peacetime. The author traces the general scarcity of trained seamen to the dislocations in training caused by the increasing predominance of steam shipping, and argues that RN ships (especially smaller ones) should be maintained continually at full complement in order to avoid shortages in times of crisis. Disbound, slightly rubbed, else vg. 120.00

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Captain Dauntless.  1st in ch dj. , BIDDLE, Nicholas). CLARK, William Bell CLARK, William Bell.
10 BIDDLE, Nicholas). CLARK, William Bell CLARK, William Bell. Captain Dauntless. 1st in ch dj.
Louisiana State University Press, 1949, 
(BIDDLE, Nicholas). CLARK, William Bell. Captain Dauntless : The Story of Nicholas Biddle of the Continental Navy. [Baton Rouge]: Louisiana State University Press, 1949. First Edition. Pp 317. Port. frontis., 8 leaves of plates. 8vo, red cloth. A full biography of a former RN midshipman and member of the Phipps polar expedition of 1773 who joined the Continental Navy, rising to command the brig Andrew Doria and the new frigate Randolph. Very slight adhesive remains to fpep, else vg in rubbed, slightly chipped dj. 90.00

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11 BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B World's Warships: 4th Edition
Macdonald, London, 1969, 
BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B. The World's Warships : Fourth and Completely RevisedEdition. London : Macdonald, (1969). Pp 159. Large 8vo, black cloth. "Comp iled by an internationally recognized authority and first published in 1955, this handy reference work soon established itself as a popular guide to contemporary naval technology and has since been revised and brought up to date several times to keep up with the latest developments." Blackman was editor of Jane's Fighting Ships from 1949 to the time of publication. name, else vg. 30.00

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12 BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B. Ships of the Royal Navy. First Edition.
Macdonald / Jane's, London, 1973, 
BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B. Ships of the Royal Navy. London : Macdonald and Jane's, (1973). First Edition. Pp (8),[9]-208. Illustrated with b&w photos throughout. Oblong 8vo, flexible plastic covers. "This comprehensive handbook covers all the ships of the Royal Navy from major fighting ships on ocean deployment at the head, carriers and amphibious ships, deterrent and other nuclear powered submarines, descending through the backbone of the Fleet in the shape of highly specialized guided missle ships, the workhorses comprising the fast frigates now filling the tole of the erstwhile standard destroyers, and the support ships without which a modern navy cannot function, down to the running fleet constituted by the smaller craft employed on coastalduties, experimental ships and the auxiliaries of the fleet train." - from the foreword. Sections: Aircraft Carriers; Commando Carriers; Nuclear Powe red Ballistic Missle Submarines; Nuclear Powered Fleet Submarines; Fleet Submarines; Through-Deck Cruisers; Comand Helicopter Cruisers; Amphibious Assault Ships; Guided Missle Armed Destroyers; General Purpose Frigates; Ant-Aircraft Frigates; Aircraft Direction Frigates; Ant-Submarine Frigates; Logistic Landing Ships; Mine Countermeasures Ships; Fleet Maintenance Ships; Coast Patrol Vessels; Trials and Experimental Ships; Royal Yacht and HospitalShip; Surveying Vessels; Fleet Support Ships; Fleet Oilers; Mooring, Salva ge and Boom Vessels; Other Auxiliary & Ancillary Vessels. Picure Galler Supplement: Aircraft; Helicopters; Missles; Hovercraft. With index. Crease to rear cover, else very good. 20.00

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13 BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B. World's Warships. 1st ed/4th printing in dustjacket
Macdonald, London, 1958, 
BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B. The World's Warships. London : Macdonald, (January 1958). Fourth Printing of First Edition. Pp 256. Illustrated. Oblong sm 8vo,blue cloth. Very good in dustjacket. 40.00

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14 BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B. World's Warships. 3rd UK edition
Macdonald, 1963, 
BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B. The World's Warships. Third and Completely Revised Edition. London : Macdonald, (1963). Pp 256. Illustrated. Oblong sm 8vo, green cloth. Very good. 25.00

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15 BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B. World's Warships. 3rd US edition in dustjjacket
Doubleday and Company, Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1963, 
BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B. The World's Warships. Third and Completely Revised Edition. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday and Company, Inc., (1963). Pp (2),3-256. Illustrated. Oblong small 8vo, light green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Covering all the principal navies of the world the warships are arranged by category - Aircraft carriers, battleships, battle cruisers, command ships, cruisers, leaders, destroyers, frigates and destroyer escorts, and submarines - and by classes within the various categories for purposes of easy reference. [...] The maximum information is provided about each ship, including a general description, details of displacement, dimensions, armament, propelling machinery and speed, together with the shipbuilders, construction dates, and other data." - from rear of dj. 'Each ship is illustrated and described in detail. Of the more than 100 photographs in the comprehensive guide, 67 appear in this edition for the first time." - from dj flap. Some spotting to edges, else very good in dustjacket. 27.00

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16 BLIGH, William. BOWMAN, Robert, ed. Account of the Mutiny on HMS Bounty. Sutton Paperback.
Alan Sutton, Gloucester, 1981, ISBN:086299005x 
BLIGH, William, Lieutenant. An Account of the Mutiny on HMS Bounty. Edited by Robert Bowman. (Gloucester) : Alan Sutton, (1981). First thus printing. Pp. (6),[7]-158,(2). 8vo, art-illustrated peach card covers wtih black lettering to front and spine. "The Mutiny on the Bounty must surely be one of the best known of all naval stories. It has been written about and recreatedon film many times, with varying degrees of accuracy. From the various ret ellings of the story have come commonly held views of all the central characters involved, and chiefly William Bligh and Fletcher Christian. Bligh is commonly represented as a harsh and brutal sea captain who drove his men tomutiny by his evil ways. Christian is seen as a reluctant mutineer, who ch ampioned the cause of the down-trodden crew of the Bounty. Neither representation is factual, and now, with the republication of Bligh's own narrativeaccount of the mutiny, we are afforded some insight into the characters of both William Bligh and Fletcher Christian. Bligh published his narrative i n 1790 to try and vindicate himself from the charges that he had ill-treated and cruelly abused his crew. Many of these charges had been circulated bythe wealthy families of Fletcher Christian and Peter Haywood, and Bligh wa s not entirely successful in his aim. His narrative skill stands as a worthy document to Bligh's courage, and contains a moving account of his epic voyage after being cast adrift from the Bounty. His concern for the welfare of his men, his interest in natural history, and his fine navigational skills all emerge from the pages of his own narrative to restore respectability to the name of William Bligh over 150 years after his death." - from the rear cover. Very good. 12.50

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17 BLUNDELL, W.D.G. Royal Navy Battleships 1895-1946. 1st UK card covers
Almark, 1973, 
BLUNDELL, W.D.G. Royal Navy Battleships 1895-1946. London: Almark Publishing Co. Ltd., (February 1973). First Printing. Pp. (1),2-96. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustrated white card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine. Includes listings from the Pre-Dreadnought and Dreadnought classes of British battleships, arranged chronologically, with specifications, operating history, and many accompanying photographs. Name stampinside front cover, else very good. 20.00

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18 BLYTON, Enid Jolly Journeys
Birn Brothers, Ltd, London , 1936, 
(BLYTON, Enid). Jolly Journeys. London : Birn Brothers, Ltd., n.d. [1936]. Pp (60) + colour frontis. Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth spine, colour illustrated paper covered front board, blank paper covered back board. Moststories in this volume credited to Enid Blyton. Rubbed, spine and edges wo rn, inner hinges cracked, penned gift inscription (dated Xmas 1936), else good only. As is. 90.00

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19 BOLTANSKI, Luc BURCHELL, Graham Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Distant Suffering : Morality, Media and Politics. paperback reprint
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005, ISBN:9780521659536 
BOLTANSKI, Luc. Distant Suffering : Morality, Media and Politics. Translated by Graham Burchell. (Cambridge) : Cambridge University Press, (2005). Reprint. Pp (10),xi-xviii,(2),3-246,(4). Index. 8vo, illustrated blue and orange card covers, lettered in blue and wite. A volume in the Cambridge Cultural Social Studies series. "Distant Suffering examines the moral and political implications for a spectator of the distant suffering of others as presented through the media. What are the morally acceptable responses to the sight of suffering on television, for example, when the viewer cannot act directly to affect the circumstances in which the suffering takes place? Luc Boltanski argues that spectators can actively involve themselves and others by speaking about what they have seen and how they were affected by it. Developing ideas in Adam Smith's moral theory, he examines three rhetorical 'topics' available for the expression of the spectator's response to suffering: the topics of denunciation and of sentiment and the aesthetic topic. Thebook concludes with a discussion of a 'crisis of pity' in relation to mode rn forms of humanitarianism. A possible way out of this crisis is suggestedwhich involves an emphasis and focus on present suffering." (from the back cover). Contents : Part I. The Question of the Spectator: 1. The politics of pity; 2. Taking sides; 3. The moral spectator. Part II. The Topics of Suffering: 4. The topic of denunciation; 5. The topic of sentiment; 6. The critique of sentimentalism; 7. The aesthetic topic; 8. Heroes and the accursed. Part III. The Crisis of Pity: 9. What reality has misfortune?; 10. How realistic is action? Very good. 25.00

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20 BOUTILIER, James A. (ed.) GOUGH, Barry M. BRODEUR, Nigel D. BROCK, P.Willet RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968. 2nd paperback printing
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver & London, 1983, ISBN:0774801964 
BOUTILIER, James A. (ed.). The RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968. Vancouver & London : University of British Columbia Press, (1983). Second Paperback Printing. Pp (8),[ix]-xxx,[1]-373,(1),+ 48 Maps. 8vo, blue card covers. Chapters: 1. Barry M. Gough's "The Royal Navy's Legacy to the Royal Canadian Navy in the Pacific, 1890-1914"; 2. Nigel D. Brodeur's "L.P. Brodeur and the Origins of the Royal Canadian Navy"; 3. P. Willet Brock's "CommanderE.A.E. Nixon and the Royal Naval College of Canada, 1910-1922"; 4. Barry D . Hunt's "The Road to Washington: Canada and Empire Naval Defence, 1918-21"; 5. Hugh Francis Pullen's "The Royal Canadian Navy between the Wars, 1922-1939"; 6. Richard H. Leir's "'Big Ship Time': The Formative Years of RCN Officers Serving in RN Capital Ships"; 7. J.H.W. Knox's "An Engineer's Outline of RCN History: Part I"; 8. Fraser M. McKee's "Princes Three: Canada's Use of Armed Merchant Cruisers during World War II"; 9. W.G.D. Lund's "The Royal Canadian Navy's Quest for Autonomy in the North West Atlantic"; 10. Marc Milner's "Royal Canadian Navy Participation in the Battle of the AtlanticCrisis of 1943"; 11. Patrick Beesly's "Operational Intelligence and the Ba ttle of the Atlantic: The Role of the Royal Navy's Submarine Tracking Room"; 12. W.A.B. Douglas and Jürgen Rohwer's "'The Most Thankless Task' Revisited: Convoys, Escorts, and Radio Intelligence on the Western Atlantic, 1941-43"; 13. L.C. Audette's "The Lower Deck and the Mainguy Report of 1949"; 14. John Bovey's "The Destroyers' War in Korea, 1952-53"; 15. Stuart Soward's"Canadian Naval Aviation, 1915-1969"; 16. J.M. Leeming's "HMCS Labrador an d the Canadian Arctic"; 17. Michael Hadley's "The Impact of Public Policy on a Naval Reserve Division"; 18. J.H.W. Knox's "An Engineer's Outline of RCN History: Part II"; 19. A. Keith Cameron's "The Royal Canadian Navy and the Unification Crisis". Sticker remnant to front, else very good. 18.00

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