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1 ADKINS, Ray. ADKINS, Lesley. NELSON). Jack Tar : Life in Nelson's Navy. 1st pbk.
Abacus, London, 2009, ISBN:9780349120348 
ADKINS, Ray and Lesley. Jack Tar : Life in Nelson's Navy. [Front cover adds: "The extraordinary lives of ordinary seamen in Nelson's navy"]. (London):Abacus, (2009). First Paperback Printing. Pp. [i]-l,[1]-429,(1), + 16 p. o f plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated cream card covers with blue and redlettering to front and spine. "When Lord Nelson was born 250 years ago, th e navy for which he sacrificed his life depended on one thing above all else -- the thousands of sailors and marines who manned the great wind-poweredwooden warships. These ordinary men were drawn -- often unwillingly -- fro m all over Britain and beyond, and they made the Royal Navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. 'Jack Tar' gives these forgotten men a voice in an enthralling picture of what their life was really like during this age of sail. Letters, diaries and other manuscripts reveal how they lived, worked, fought and died on board the warships. Their emotions and experiences are explored, from the dread of press-gangs and shipwreck, to the exhilaration of battle, grog, prize-money and prostitutes." - from the rear cover. Very good. 12.50

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2 ALLISON, R.S. DUDLEY, Sheldon, foreword. DOVER, Thomas) Sea Diseases: The Story of a Great Natural Experiment in Preventive Medicine in the Royal Navy. First Edition
John Bale Medical Publications, London, 1943, 
ALLISON, R.S. Sea Diseases : The Story of a Great Natural Experiment in Preventive Medicine in the Royal Navy. Foreword by Sheldon Dudley. London : John Bale Medical Publications Limited, (May 1943). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xxiii,(1),[1]-218. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front & spine. Notin Garrison & Morton, Medical Bibliography (5th edition). Contents include : 1. The Health of Seamen in Ancient Times; 2. The Rise of the Sea Diseases; 3. Pioneers of Naval Medicine [Dr William Gilbert, (1544-1603), John Woodall (1569-1643, author of The Surgeon's Mate), William Cockburn (1669-1739)]; 4. Conditions in the Royal Navy in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; 5. Doctor Thomas Dover (1662-1742, pp.70-87); 6. The Sea Diseases in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; 7. The Sea Surgeons [with mentionsof Tobias Smollett's Adventures of Roderick Random]; 8. The Beginnings of Reform; 9. The Naval Hospitals; 10. The Decline of the Sea Diseases; 11. The Nineteenth Century. With bibliography and index. Light shelfwear, penned 1945 acquistion note on flyleaf, else very good, clean & tight. 85.00

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3 American Neptune COOPER, James Fenimore PHILBRICK, Thomas FRANKLIN, Wayne American Neptune : A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History and Arts, Volume57, No. 4, Fall 1997 Special issue on : James Fenimore Cooper, the Birth o f American Maritime Experience.
Peabody Museum of Salem and Essex Institute, Salem, MA , 1997, 
(American Neptune). The American Neptune : A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History and Arts, Volume 57, No. 4, Fall 1997. Salem, MA : Peabody Essex Museum, 1997. Pp (3),296-388,[i]-xxi,(3). Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated blue card covers. Special issue on : James Fenimore Cooper, the Birth of American Maritime Experience. Contents : Introduction: Becoming James Fenimore Cooper (by Wayne Franklin, pp 299-314); Fact and Fiction: Uses of Maritime History in Cooper's Afloat and Shore (by Thomas Philbrick, pp 315-322); James Fenimore Cooper's Ned Myers: A Life Before the Mast (by William S. Dudley, pp 323-330); Nelson Resartus: Legitimate Order in Cooper's Fleet Novel (by Robert D. Madison, pp 331-334); Illustrations from J. F. Cooper's History of the Navy of the United States (pp 335-342); Enabling and Disabling the Lake Erie Discussion: James Fenimore Cooper and Alexander Slidell Mackenzie Respond to the Perry/Elliott Controversy (by Hugh Egan, pp 343-350); Cooper as Passenger (by Wayne Franklin, pp 351-358); Images of the Sailor in the Novels of James Fenimore Cooper (by Harold D. Langley, pp 359-370); Cooper and the Sea: A Bibliographical Note (by Robert D. Madison, pp371-372); plus news and book reviews. Very good. 10.00

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4 Anglican World EVANS, Bill BAYNE, Stephen F. EDWARDS, David L. Anglican World. Vol. 2, Number 5, May-June 1962. Whitsun Number.
Church Illustrated Limited, London , 1962, 
(Anglican World). Anglican World. Vol. 2, Number 5, May-June 1962. Whitsun Number. London : Church Illustrated Limited, 1962. Pp 1-64. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated card covers. Contents : Always in the Family (by Geoffrey Howard); Ressurection at Coventry (by Cuthbert Bardsley); Man of the Moment (by Dewi Morgan); Coventry Colour Section; Symbols and the Psyche (by Gilbert Cope); The Church of England in Australia (by Thomas Reed and William Ward); Hugh Rowlands Gough (by Talbot Greaves Mohan); New Delhiand Toronto (by Stephen F. Bayne); The Most Improbable Bishop (by David L. Edwards); Portraits, Papers, Psalms (by William Ward, Richard Emrich, and others); Transatlantic St. Bride's (by M.A. Stephens); Barabbas at Viridiana (by Robin Denniston); Ship with a Mission (by Bill Evans). Of nautical interest : Ship with a Mission (by Bill Evans, pp 56-57, with 3 photos) – about the 60-ton John Ashley run by the Missions to Seamen along the Thames, “she is a 75-ft-long, 18-ft-beam floating church and club, with a 'parish' stretching from Tower Bridge to Rochester.” Rubbed, else very good. 20.00

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5 ANSON, Peter F. Mariners of Brittany
J.M. Dent, London, 1931, 
ANSON, Peter F. Mariners of Brittany . Written and illustrated by Peter F. Anson. L.: J.M. Dent, (1931). Pp. [i]-xiii,(1),1-254,(2), frontis. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with black lettering to front and spine. Contents: 1. Introduction -- "Armor", Country of the Sea, 2. Religion andSocial Conditions among the Mariners of Brittany, 3. Superstitions and Fol k-Lore, 4. Breton Seamen in the French Navy, 5. The Breton Cod Fisheries, 6. The Breton Sardine Fisheries, 7. The Breton Tunny Fisheries, 8. Types of Fishing Vessels and other Craft on the Coast of Brittany, 9. Ille-et-Vilaine -- Cancale to Saint-Brieuc, 10. Côtes-du-Nord -- Saint-Brieuc to Locquirec, 11-14. Finistère: i. Locquirec to Pointe Saint-Mathieu, ii. The Islands of Molène, Ouessant, and Sein, iii. Pointe Saint-Mathieu to Penmarch, iv. Penmarch to Le Pouldu, 15. Morbihan, 16. Loire-Inférieure -- Piriac to Nantes. Includes copious Newfoundland references. Spine heavily sunned (to white) with frayed ends and brown staining, slightly splayed, boards and top edge dampstained (though the stain seems not to have percolated to the text ormargins). As is. 16.00

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Sixpence for the Wind : A Knot of Nautical Folklore. First Edition, ARCHIBALD, Malcolm ADAMS, Sarah Jane
6 ARCHIBALD, Malcolm ADAMS, Sarah Jane Sixpence for the Wind : A Knot of Nautical Folklore. First Edition
Whittles Publishing, Caithness, Scotland, 1999, ISBN:1870325575 1999 1870325575 / 9781870325578 
ARCHIBALD, Malcolm. Sixpence for the Wind : A Knot of Nautical Folklore. With pen and ink drawings by Sarah Jane Adams. (Latheronwheel, Caithness, Scotland) : Whittles Publishing, (1999). First Edition. Pp. (3),iv-viii,(2),3-143,(1). Illustrated. 8vo,art-illustrated blue card covers with grey spine.

"Sixpence for the Wind is an introduction to the hugely untapped field of sea lore, the collected wisdom amd superstition of seafarers

A creator of colourful characters, seafaring has a vast and fascinating history where every voyage could be an adventure. Sixpence for the Wind captures a fragment of that character and adventure, and records some or the fast-fading knowledge. The sea has always contained an element of mystery, from the beckoning horizon to the wonder of the creatures beneath the waves. Man has created monsters from the unknown, and gods from the dark recesses of his own mind. Some lie within the pages of Sixpence for the Wind, waiting to reveal their secrets." - from the rear cover.

Contents :
Introduction.
1. Brass Monkeys and Swinging Cats.
2. The Non-existent.
3. Sea Monsters.
4. The Pirates.
5. Famous Ships.
6. Mermaids.
7. Nicknames.
8. Women at Sea.
9. Neptune, Nereids and a Master Carpenter.
10. The Greenlandsmen.
11. Pressing Jack.
12. The Survivors.
13. Fighting Seamen.
14. Fast Ships.
15. The Explorers.
16. Ghostly Ships and the Devil Sea.
17. Stormy Places.
18. The Superstitious Seaman.
19. Blood Boats and Bucko Mates.
20. Drink and the Seaman.
Glossary.

Very good. 20.00

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7 ARZT, Frederick K. Marine Laws : Navigation and Safety. 2 vols.
Equity Publishing, Orford, NH, 1963, 
ARZT, Frederick K. Marine Laws : Navigation and Safety . In Two Volumes. Orford, NH: Equity Publishing, (1963). Pp. 914 ; 936. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Contents: Volume 1: General Provisions ; Admeasurement of Vessels ; Load Lines ; Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization ; International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea, 1948 ; International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea, 1960 ; Inspection of Vessels ; Documentation ; Ship Mortgages ; Federal Ship Mortgage Insurance ; Officers of Merchant Vessels ; Merchant Seamen ; Radio ; Clearance of Vessels ; Domestic Commerce. Volume 2: Trade with Possessions, Territories,Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico ; Passenger Act of 1882 ; Exportation of C attle, Livestock, Live Poultry, Food and Drugs ; Marine Mail Service ; Dangerous Cargo ; Carriage of Goods by Sea, Harter Act, Limitations of Shipowner's Liability ; Pilotage ; Rules to Prevent Collisions ; Aids to Navigation; Obstructions to Navigation ; Prevention of oil Pollution of the Sea ; Ne w York, Hampton Roads, and Baltimore Harbours ; Foreign Trade Zones ; Discrimination Against American Vessels ; Consul's Services to Vessels ; Entry of Vessels and Merchandise ; Fees ; Importation of Drugs and Foods ; Anti-Smuggling ; Tonnage Tax and Light Money ; Sanitation and Quarantine ; Immigration ; Motorboats ; Coast Guard ; Marine Casualties and Salvage ; Marine Casualty Investigations and Administrative Hearings ; National Security and Neutrality Laws ; Crimes ; Legal Procedures ; Suits in Admiralty Act ; Public Vessels Act ; Death on High Seas Act ; Nautical Education ; Merchant Marine Act, 1936, and Related Statutes. Vg. For the set. 75.00

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8 BACNHER, Evan At Ease : Navy Men of World War II. First Edition in dustjacket
Harry N. Abrams, New York , 2004, ISBN:0810948052 
BACNHER, Evan. At Ease : Navy Men of World War II. (New York) : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (2004). First Printing. Pp (4),5-160. 4to, blue boards, with lighter blue lettering. A large-format photography book. "In the years following World War II, images of comradeship, particularly of men being physically close, largely disappeared from the public record. But, as these stunning photographs attest, ordinary American men in the extraordinary circumstances of World War II were affectionate, winsome, and playful-disarmingly innocent in a time of cataclysmic peril. Led by photography giant Captain Edward J. Steichen, the U.S. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit was organized during the war to record the daily experiences of Navy men all over the world and provide newspapers and magazines with images to promote theAmerican cause. The Unit's photographers, who included Wayne Miller, Horac e Bristol, Victor Jorgensen, and Barrett Gallagher, among others, took thousands of pictures to document the lives of soldiers as they relaxed, trained, went about their lives, prepared for the next battle, and waited. When the tension of battle was over or yet to come, these photographers captured the moments when troops left behind their responsibilities as men for a little while and became boys again: roughhousing, wrestling, lounging, and showing off. This book brings together a selection of more than 150 of those [black & white] photographs, culled from the Still Pictures Branch of the National Archives, including many that have never before been published. While World War II imagery tends to be dominated by combat photography and monumental depictions of mechanized weaponry, these photographs offer a rare, intimate look at the Navy men themselves." - from the dj. Very good in very good dustjacket. 50.00

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9 BALLARD, Robert D., with Malcolm McCONNELL Adventures in Ocean Exploration : From the Discovery of the Titanic to the Search for Noah's Flood
National Geographic, Washington, D.C., 2001, ISBN:0792279921 
BALLARD, Robert D., with Malcolm McCONNELL. Adventures in Ocean Exploration: From the Discovery of the Titanic to the Search for Noah's Flood. Washin gton, D.C.: National Geographic, (2001). First Trade Edition. Pp [1]-288. Illustrated. Index. 4to, blue cloth, silver lettering to front board and spine. Contents : 1. The Ancient Depths. 2. The Mysterious Sea. 3. Linking theShores. 4. The New World. 5. Ocean Highways. 6. War at Sea. 7. Science Ben eath the Sea. 8. The Living Ocean. 9. The Museum of the Deep. "One of our leading oceanographers and a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Ballard describes plunging 12-000 feet to the floor of the Atlantic, finding new life in the superheated water around hydrothermal vents on the Pacific seabed, and locating scores of wrecks, from Phoenician galleys to the Nazi battleship Bismarck. We peer from the cramped cabin of a research submarine at bioluminescent fish glowing in the sunless depths, gasp for air as the bathyscaphe Archimede fills with acrid smoke a mile beneath the surface of the sea, and join a crack team of technicians on the bridge of a research ship as they “fly" a state-of-the-art unmanned submersible over the Titanic's ghostly hull. But this lavishly illustrated book does much more than chronicle Ballard's own unique experiences: Intertwined with his vivid first person narrative is a concise history of humankind's age-old relationship with the oceans. Along with the giants of modern undersea exploration – Cousteau, Beebe, Piccard - he introduces the fabled seamen of the past, from ancient Phoenician, Polynesian, and Chinese sailors to such great names as Magellan, Columbus, Drake, and Cook. He explains how ships evolved from simple coastal craft to the most complex machines known to man, and shows how the search for new trade routes and the sheer love of adventure led captains everfarther over the horizon. He traces the development of navigation, naval w arfare, marine science, and much more. Capturing all the irresistible lure of the sea in nearly 200 vivid illustrations and a lively text that spans thousands of years of seafaring and oceanography, this is a book as expansive as its subject and filled with fascinating information, stirring history,and a full measure of the infectious excitement of discovery Robert Ballar d knows so well." - from the dj. Name, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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10 BARCUS, Frank Freshwater Fury : Yarns and Reminiscences of the Greatest Storm in Inland Navigation. 3rd Printing in dustjacket
Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1966, 
BARCUS, Frank. Freshwater Fury : Yarns and Reminiscences of the Greatest Storm in Inland Navigation. With maps and illustrations by the author. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, (April 1966). Third Printing. Pp (6),vii-xvii,(1),1-166,(4), + frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth. Map endpapers. An anecdotal history of Black Sunday, November 9, 1913, when a fierce storm afflicted North America's Great Lakes, sinking dozens of ships and drowning hundreds of seamen. Chapters : 1. The Gathering Storm; 2. The Storm's First Casualties; 3. The Sheadle Dares the Deadly Trough; 4. Smashing Through with the Durston; 5. The Saga of the Waldo; 6. Abandoned; 7. Taking the Ground; 8.Adrift; 9. Battles for Safety; 10. No Time for Fear; 11. The Mystery Ship; 12. From beyond; 13. Letters Home; 14. Aftermath; 15. Accusations; 16. Pre paring for the Worst; 17. Return Boat. Apendices: A. Statistics on Vessels Destroyed and Stranded; B. Cross Sections of a Great Lakes Freighter; C. Extracts from Weather Bureau Reports, November 1913; D. A Glossary of Nautical Terms. With index. Very good in lightly rubbed and nicked dustjacket. 45.00

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11 BAYNHAM, Henry From the Lower Deck : The Old Navy 1780-1840. First Edition in dustjacket
Hutchinson, London, 1969, 
BAYNHAM, Henry. From the Lower Deck : The Old Navy 1780-1840. London: Hutchinson, (1969). First Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xi,(1),[1]-200, colour frontispiece, + 12 p. of black and white plates and 1 folding plan. Illustrated. 8vo,blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "This is a record of the Royal Na vy, viewed from the lower deck, and told for the most part in the words of the men themselves. It is the fruit of a great deal of original research, and though some of the seamen whose journals are quoted are known to naval specialists, much of the material will be unfamiliar even to them. For the general reader, the writings of John Nicol, Jack Nastyface, Samuel Leech andthe rest will be new and exciting ground." - from the dj. Contents: 1. The Navy before Nelson. The Press Gang and the Mutinies of 1797; 2. John Nicol , 1774-1783 and 1794-1801. His service in King's ships in war and peace; 3.Jack Nastyface, 1805-1811. Extracts from his 'Nautical Economy or Forecast le Recollections of Events during the last war' including a description of the Battle of Trafalgar; 4. Samuel Leech, 1808-1813. Extracts from 'A Voicefrom the Main Deck' with an account of the War of 1812; 5. Charles Pembert on, 1806-1812, Robert Hay, 1802-1811 and Thomas Blackey, alias Thomas Tait,1806-1809-, 1812-1815, and 1837; 6. George Watson, 1806-1814. The Adventur es of a Greenwich Pensioner; 7. Samuel Stokes, 1806-1807 and 1809-1815. Hislife in the Merchant and Royal Navies; 8. Charles M'Pherson, 1825-1828. Ex tracts from 'Life on Board a Man-of-war' with a description of the Battle of Navarino; 9. H.M.S. Excellent. The changes in naval gunnery and the beginning of a scientific navy. With appendices and index. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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12 BAYNHAM, Henry From the Lower Deck: The Royal Navy 1780-1840. US in dj.
Barre Publishers, Barre, Mass, 1970, 
BAYNHAM, Henry. From the Lower Deck: The Royal Navy 1780-1840. Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1970. Pp (8),[ix]-xi,(1),[1]-200 + plates + 1 folding plan. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This is a vivid account of the British Royal Navy at the peak of its power, but from an entirely different viewpoint. Both a tale and a historical record, [the book] is told largely in the words of the seamen themselves. The living excitement of the men's stories is amplified by explanatory material giving the political and historical background." -from the dj. Contents : Author;s note. A Naval Chronology {1780-1840). 1. The Navy before Nelson. The Press Gang and the Mutinies of 1797. 2. John Nicol, 1774-1783 andi 1794-i8o1. His service in King'sships in war and beace. 3. Jack Nastyface, 1805-1811. Extracts from his 'N autical Economy or Forecastle Recollections of Events during the last war' including a description of the Battle of Trafalgar. 4. Samuel Leech, 1808-1813. Extracts from 'A Voice from the Main Deck' with an account of the War of1812. 5. Charles Pemberton, 1806-1812, Robert Hay, 1802-1811 and Thomas Blackey, alias Thomas Tait, 1806-1809,1812-1813, and 1837. 6. George Watson,1806-1814. The Adventures of a Greenwich Pensioner. 7. Samuel Stokes, 1806 -1807 and 1809-1815. His life in the Merchant and Royal Naples. 8. Charles M'Pberson, 1821-1828. Extracts From 'Life on Board a Man-of-war' with a description of the Battle of Navarino. 8. H.M.S. 'Excellent'. The changes in naval gunnery and the beginning of a scientific navy. Postscript. Appendix 1: Notes on illustrations. Appendix 2: The full-rigged ship. List of nautical terms. Gift inscription, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 60.00

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13 BEAMISH, Derek, John HILLIER, and H. F. V. JOHNSTONE HILLIER, John JOHNSTONE, H. F. V. SMITH, Graham (designed by) Mansions and Merchants of Poole and Dorset. in dj.
Poole Historical Trust, Poole, 1976, ISBN:0713708360 
BEAMISH, Derek, John HILLIER, and H. F. V. JOHNSTONE. Mansions and Merchants of Poole and Dorset . Designed by Graham Smith. Volume One. Poole: Poole Historical Trust, 1976. Pp. (1)-192. Illustrated. Map endpapers with flags and ship sketches. 4to, blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. A history of merchants and seamen from Poole and the county of Dorset, a region which supplied thousands of sailors on trading ships which "sailed on adventurous voyages to the West Indies, countries of the Mediterranean, andto North America where Newfoundland was a major trade center." - from the front flap of the dj. Numerous Newfoundland references. Top and fore-edges spotted, else vg in spine-sunned dj. 45.00

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14 BEBB, James T Saga of the Rugged Islands. First Edition
1993, 1993 
BEBB, James T. Saga of the Rugged Islands. [Lockeport, Nova Scotia] : The author, 1993. First Edition. Pp. (6),1-256,(2). With 10 b&w photos as well as maps and other illustrations in the text. 8vo, printed white card covers iwth blue lettering to front, blank spine.

James Trevor Bebb (b.1926 Berlew, Wales - d. 2006).

The author, once the owner of what surely was the only Cape Island lobster boat in all of Wales, here continues the maritime history of Lockeport, Nova Scotia begun in Quest for the Phantom Fleet. While the book suffers somewhat from the diffuseness common to local histories, this is largely recompensed by a felicitous prose style.

Contents:
"Sebunsik";
"Rugged" Islands;
The New England Planters;
In Favour of Simeon Perkins;
Alarums and Excursions;
The Arrival of the Loyalists;
Early Ragged Islands Seamen;
The First 'Labradormen';
Bounties Galore;
Early Days;
Beneath Another Sky;
All Set;
Trade With Ports Other Than Those in the West Indies;
The Rising Generation;
The Big Leap Forward in Ragged Islands;
Spreading Their Wings;
A Window on Mid-Century Ragged Islands;
Lockes Island Artisans;
Ragged Islands Fishermen;
Small Fry;
What's In a Name?

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15 BELL, Douglas Elizabethan Seamen.
Lippincott, 1936, 
BELL, Douglas. Elizabethan Seamen. With Maps and Illustrations. Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott, n.d. [1936] Pp 323. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapters : 1. Venturers All; 2. The North-West Passage; 3. To the East Round Africa; 4. Westward Ho! and the Spanish Main; 5. The Circumnavigation of the World; 6. Open War; 7. Londerners at Sea; 8. The Birth of the Empire and the American Nation; 9. The Influence of the Seamen on the Life of the Realm; 10. Elizabeth : Her Men and Her Ships. Newfoundland and Labrador references in Index. Spine faded, rubbed, else very good. 35.00

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Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy.  First Edition in dustjacket,, BERCKMAN, Evelyn
16 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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17 BERCKMAN, Evelyn Victims of Piracy : The Admiralty Court 1575-1678.. in dj.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1979, 
BERCKMAN, Evelyn. Victims of Piracy : The Admiralty Court 1575-1678. London: Hamish Hamilton, (1979). Pp 134, [8] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Evelyn Domenica Berckman (b. October 18, 1900, Philadelphia – d. September 18, 1978, Kensington, London). "In this fascinating book Evelyn Berckman studies piracy from the largely neglected viewpoint of plundered merchant-importers and abused seamen, along with other crimes that came before the Admiralty Court, which examined them with ruthless thoroughness. An enormous mass of highly personal and detailed records survives, and light is thrown on little-known facets of history." -from the dj. Very good in slightly nicked dustjacket. 60.00

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Letter Addressed to Sir John Barrow, Bart.  disbound. , BERKELEY, Capt BARROW, John, Sir.
18 BERKELEY, Capt BARROW, John, Sir. Letter Addressed to Sir John Barrow, Bart. disbound.
1839, 
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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Sound of Maroons.  in dj. , BIGGS, Howard
19 BIGGS, Howard Sound of Maroons. in dj.
Terence Dalton, Lavenham, Suffolk, 1977, ISBN:0900963832 
BIGGS, Howard. The Sound of Maroons: The Story of Life-Saving Services on the Kent and Sussex Coasts. Lavenham, Suffolk: Terence Dalton, 1977. Pp 170.Illustrated. 8vo, white cloth. "Over the centuries the tumbling shallow se as of the English Channel, with its formidable sand banks and reefs, have claimed a heavy toll of shipping. But true to the best traditions of seafaring there have always been dauntless men prepared to risk life and limb to help other seamen in distress. Howard Biggs tells of these men from the Kentand Sussex coasts and the craft in which they sailed; the lifeboat station s from the Thames Estuary to Selsey; rescues from the Goodwin Sands, the Straits of Dover and Beachy Head; the 'self-balanced' boat at Newhaven, caterpillar tractor launching at Worthing and the electric capstan at Hastings, amongst many other subjects." -from the dj. Vg in slightly rubbed dj. 65.00

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20 BIGHAM, John C. Lees' Practical Digest of the Merchant Shipping Acts 1854 to 1876, Methodically Arranged, with a full table of contents and a table of the Repealed Acts, for the Use of Owners, Masters, and Mariners. New and Revised Edition
George Philip and Son, London, 1876, 
BIGHAM, John C. Lees' Practical Digest of the Merchant Shipping Acts 1854 to 1876, Methodically Arranged, with a full table of contents and a table ofthe Repealed Acts, for the Use of Owners, Masters, and Mariners. New and R evised Edition. London : George Philip and Son, 1876. Pp. (2),[iii]-xxiv,[1]-288 + 16 p. of publisher's ads. 8vo, black pebbled cloth, gilt lettering to front. Part I. The Board of Trade: Its General Functions; Part II. British Ships - Their Ownership, Measurement, and Registry; Part III. Masters and Seamen (pp.52-141); Part IV. Safety and Prevention of Accidents; Part V. Pilotage; Part VI. Lighthouses; Part VII. Mercantile Marine Fund; Part VIII. Wrecks, Casualties, and Salvage; Part IX. Liability of Shipowners; Part X. Legal Procedure; Part XI. Miscellaneous. Cloth nicked, rear outer hinge nearly cracked, foxing to initial and final leaves, top edge spotted, name, else very good. 85.00

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