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1 ADKINS, Roy, and Lesley ADKINS. ADKINS, Lesley NELSON, Horatio War for All the Oceans : From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo. in dj.
Viking, New York, 2007, ISBN:9780670038660 
ADKINS, Roy, and Lesley ADKINS. The War for All the Oceans : From Nelson atthe Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo. (New York) : Viking, (2007). First Print ing. Pp [i]-xxvi,[1]-534,+ 16 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "From its very first page, The War for All the Oceans is an adventure story—a superb account of the naval war thatlasted from Napoleon's seizure of power in 1798 to the War of 1811 with th e United States. Most naval histories stop at Nelson's death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.. Yet the Royal Navy took on almost every other nationthat had a rival fleet: the French, Spanish, Dutch, Danes, Russians, Turks and Ameri­cans. Shipping routes all over the world were guarded to ensure that trade with Britain was not interrupted, and, as Napoleon lost his empire, Britain formed solid, imperial foundations—all because the British navygained control of the oceans. Roy and Lesley Adkins bring this naval war t o life, writing about its heroes, ship maneuvers and shipboard life with equal relish. They paint a brilliant picture of the large fleet actions of the war, such as the battles of the Nile and Copenhagen; duels between pairs of ships, such as the HMS Shannon and USS Chesapeake; and combined naval and army operations like the disas­trous Walcheren expedition. They provide aringside seat to the earliest attacks with torpedoes and rock­ets and a fr esh look at our own country in a brilliant rendering of the War of 1811, fought in our nation's infancy. As in Nelson's Trafalgar, the Adkinses delight in the details, drawing vivid portraits of the sailors as well as the press-gangs, prostitutes and spies who populated this epic war." - from the dj. Underlining in pen on page 126, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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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 ASHTON, John Searching for Raymond-Ville : Pioneer French Settlement in Nova Scotia. First Edition., Signed
Eureka, 2004, ISBN:9780968794505 
ASHTON, John. Searching for Raymond-Ville : Pioneer French Settlement in Nova Scotia. (Eureka, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia : Ashton Creative Desigh, 2004). First Edition. "Printing - Pictou Advocate, Pictou, N.S." . Pp. i-viii,1-160. Illustrated 8vo, illustrated card covers, no lettering to spine. "Raymond-Ville was a short lived late 19th century settlement of French immigrants who left their home as a result of the Franco-Prussian War. They locatedin the south boundary area of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, between the comm unities of Lorne and Trafalgar. The memory of these settlers is kept alive through documents and artifacts collected by Pictonian John Ashton. He invites you to learn more about their experience as representatives of Nova Scotia's rich cultural mosaic." - Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library. Underlining to 8 pages, a few small stains, else very good. Signed, with inscription, by Ashton. 12.00

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4 BAKER, Ross H. Reflections of a Bird Watcher. signed
Lancelot, 1979, 
BAKER, Ross H. Reflections of a Bird Watcher. Hantsport : Lancelot Press, (1979). Pp (3),4-258,(2) + i-xii of photos. 8vo, card covers. Includes accounts of trips to Caribou Island, Merigomish (Big) Island, Brule, Hopewell, Amet Island, Trafalgar, &c., by this Falmouth native. Vg. Signed by the author. 15.00

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5 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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6 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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7 BEARDSLEY, Martyn. FRANKLIN, John). Deadly Winter : The Life of Sir John Franklin. Hardcover in dustjacket.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD., 2002, ISBN:1557501793 
BEARDSLEY, Martyn. Deadly Winter : The Life of Sir John Franklin. Annapolis, MD. : Naval Institute Press, (2002). Pp. (9), x-xiv, (2), 1-272 + [8] p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth with gilt spine titles. "This fascinating and sometimes harrowing account of the life of the famous British explorer John Franklin examines his incident-filled and sometimes contentious career from his early days, when he fought at the battle of Trafalgar, to his last expedition to seek the fabled Northwest Passage when he vanished along with his men in controversial and mysterious circumstances. Though his name is perhaps one of the most significant in the many recent books written on Arctic exploration, no biography has appeared for over twenty years. Theories - many wild - continue to abound on the fate of his final expedition of 1845, while questions hang over his first Arctic overland expedition, when many men died of cold and starvation and Franklin himself was hours from death. The author has tackled these episodes in a fair and balanced way and, drawing on much recent research, settled many of the wilder theories. A significant part of the book is also devoted to Franklin the sailor and the man. He was present at two of Nelson's most famous battles, Copenhagen and Trafalgar, and sailed with the great navigator Matthew Flinders on the first circumnavigation of Australia. The book covers his governorship of Tasmania, and gives an insight into the corruption and political chicanery which finally drove him out. Franklin was married to two exceptional women, and through surviving letters and diaries we catch a glimpse of his relationship with the precocious but frail Eleanor Anne Porden, who died tragically young while he was away on an expedition. He subsequently married the strong-willed Jane Griffin, who won great admiration in her attempts to pressurethe Admiralty to step up their efforts to find her missing husband. While exploration and colonial history form the heart of the book, everyday life and relationships in Regency and Victorian England are skillfully interwoven and Franklin emerges sympathetically as a robust and honourable man, diligent in the pursuit of his country's interests." -- from rear cover. Very good in dust jacket. 30.00

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8 BlLAKE, Nicholas and LAWRENCE, Richard Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2000, ISBN:0811708640 
BlLAKE, Nicholas and Richard LAWRENCE. The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy. (Mechanicsburg, PA): Stackpole Books, (2000). First American Edition. Pp. (5)[6]-207,(1). Illustrated throughout. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "No other period of history has spawned such a huge fictional oeuvre as the Nelsonic era. Marryat, Forester, Pope, Kent, Woodman, Donachie, and O'Brian are a few of the authors whose heroes fought against the French. The genre has fascinated millions of readers but The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy is the first book which explains, with reference to the novels, that harsh world in which those heroes lived. This Companion describes every aspect of navy and brings vividly to life the , life the shipboard world of the seaman. The workings of the Admiralty; the design and building of ships; food, drink and entertainment; discipline, medicine,fighting tactics, gunnery, seamanship and shiphandling; the merchant fleet s and the opposing navies and their feats in battle - this and much more isdescribed and explained in succinct texts and illustrated with over 500 sk etches, maps and diagrams. " - from the dustjacket. Contents: The World Background :The Admiralty - The Navy Board - The Royal Navy's Dockyards - The Royal Navy's Bases - British Strategy - The Course of the Wars. The Navy : The Fleet - First Rates - Second Rates - Third Rates - Fourth Rates - FifthRates - Sixth Rates - Smaller Ships and Vessels - The French Navy - The Sp anish Navy - Other European Navies - The American Navy - Merchantmen. The Sailors : Seamen - Warrant Officers - Midshipmen - Lieutenants and Masters &Commanders - Captains - Commodores and Admirals - Marines. Life on Board : The Ship's Day and Week - Cabins and Hammocks - Sanitation, Disease, Injur y and Death - The Officers' Food - The Men's Food - Rum and Drink - Amusement - Discipline, Mutiny and the Articles of War - The Great Mutinies - Women at Sea. The Ships : Construction - 74-gun Ship - Frigate - Masts and Yards - Standing Rigging - Running Rigging - Sails - Fore and Aft Rig - Cannon - Carronades - Specialist Weapons and Small Arms - Shiphandling - Tacking and Wearing - Navigation - Anchors and Cables - Signals - Boats - Storms andShipwreck - The Ship in Action. The Navy at War : The Fleet Action - Battl e of Cape St Vincent, 14 February (1797) - Battle of Camperdown, 11 October(1797) - Battles of the Nile, 1-2 August (1798) - Battle of Copenhagen, 2 April (1801) - Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October (1805) - Amphibious and Combined Operations - The Speedy and the Gamo - Cutting-Out Expeditions - British Invasion Defences - The Invasions of Ireland and Wales - The Invasion Flotillas - The War of 1812 - Rewards. With Glossary of Sea Terms; Weights and Measures; Bibliography of Naval Fiction and Index. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00

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9 BRANCH-JOHNSON, W. English Prison Hulks. First Edition, green cloth, in dustjacket
Christopher Johnson, London, 1957, 
BRANCH-JOHNSON, W. English Prison Hulks. With a Foreword by Hugh J. Klare, Secretary of The Howard League for Penal Reform. London : Christopher Johnson, (1957). First Edition. Pp (4),v-x,1-205,(1) + frontispiece + 4 leaves of plates. One illustration in the text. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering tospine. Priority of cloth colour unknown. William Branch-Johnson (b. Octobe r 20, 1893, in Walthamstow, Essex, England - d. April 6, 1979). "Just over one hundred years ago— on 14th July, 1857 — the last of the English prison hulks, the Defence, was destroyed by fire at Wooiwich. . Nearly everyone has heard of these hulks, yet this book is their first detailed story. They tend to rank with the galleys as vaguely apprehended chambers of horror, nottoo closely confined to any particular period in history. The truth is tha t, having been established rather less than two centuries ago, they remained in use as floating prisons for civil prisoners into the lifetime of a fewpeople still living. Many famous ships ended their days in sombre fashion as prison hulks, moored off the mud banks of the Thames Estuary or Portsmouth Harbour. Here their inmates formed a source of cheap and convenient labour in the dockyards. Ships used for this purpose included the Bellerophon, to whose captain Napoleon surrendered in 1815, the Discovery, which had accompanied Captain Cook on his last voyage, and the Euryalus, which had fought with Nelson at Trafalgar. Bellerophon and Euryalus had, in succession to each other, the ultimate shame of being juvenile prisons. The record of theprison hulks is also the history of the efforts to reform them. There is t he same contrast between their critics who describe them as 'hell on earth'and the complacent eulogies of their official defenders, as can be seen in the struggle for social reform in this and other spheres today. Amongst th e early reformers was the indefatigable John Howard, who was not sparing inhis criticism of these institutions. This book fills a gap in the history of penology. " - from the dj flap. Chapters : 1. A Temporary Expedient; 2. Campbells Academy; 3. Aristocrats of Crime ; 4. Hardening into Permanence; 5. "Liberal Principles"; 6. Prisoners of War; 7. Louis Garneray [Ambroise Louis Garneray, French corsair and painter (b. February 19, 1783, Paris – d.September 11, 1857, Paris) ]; 8. A Young Man of Massachusetts [Dr. Benjami n Waterhouse (b. March 4, 1754, Newport, Rhode Island – d. October 2, 1846,Cambridge, Mass.)]; 9. Alarums and Excursions; 10. The Reign of J.H. Cappe r; 11. Advance - Of a Sort; 12. Cocks on Their Own Dunghill; 13. "Hell UponEarth"; 14. Prisoners' Souls; 15. Prisoners' Bodies; 16. Young Villains; 1 7. Crime or Politics?; 18. Bermuda (pp.164-173)); 19. The Great Exposure; 20. Lieut.-Col. Sir Joshua Jebb [b. May 8, 1793 at Chesterfield, Derby, England - d. June 26, 1863, Chesterfield - see DCB.]. With bibliography and index. Owner's blind-stamp on title-page, else very good in chipped, unclippeddustjacket. 70.00

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10 BROOME, Jack, Captain Make a Signal.
Douglas-Boyd Books, Wadhurst, East Sussex, 1996, ISBN:0951448013 
BROOME, Jack, Captain. Make a Signal. Illustrated by the author. (Wadhurst,East Sussex) : Douglas-Boyd Books, (September 1996). Second Printing. Pp [ 1]-224. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : I. From Age to Age. II. Special Flags and Customs (The Royal Standard - The Banner of the Cinque Ports - Hie Jolly Roger - Signal Flags - Special Customs). III. Naval History by Signal (An Outside Opinion 1779 - The .Battle orthe Glorious First of June - The Battle of Copenhagen - Nelson's Signal at Trafalgar - Mediterranean Manoeuvres 1893 - Short Week-end - A Signal Whic h Exploded 1907 - A Possible Solution 1917 - Very Important Sciatica - Scharnhorst and Gneisenau - Posthumous V.C. - "One Enemy Battleship" 1941 - Russian Convoy 1942 – Force K 1941 - Signal I.K. 1941 - Nocturne in V Minor 1945 - Ships that Passed 1953-54). IV. Scrap Log (Declaring Wars, Concluding Them, and Tidying up Afterwards - Scrap Log—General). Name, else very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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11 BRYANT, Arthur SHANKS, Edward MONTGOMERY, Viscount Trafalgar and Alamein
Withy Grove Press, Manchester, 1948, 
BRYANT, Arthur. Trafalgar and Alamein. (Manchester : Printed by Withy GrovePress, 1948). Pp 32. 8vo, green cloth. Reprinted from the "Daily Graphic" of 21st, 22nd, 23rd October and 5th November, 1948. Contents : "Trafalgar Day, 21st October, 1948" and "Alamein Day, 23rd October, 1948" by Arthur Bryant; the poem "Alamein" by Edward Shanks; "Speech" by FieldMarshall the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Very good. 14.00

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British Neptune; or, A History of the Achievements of the Royal Navy, from the earliest periods to the present time.  1812., BURNEY, William
12 BURNEY, William British Neptune; or, A History of the Achievements of the Royal Navy, from the earliest periods to the present time. 1812.
B. Crosby, 1812, 
BURNEY, William. The British Neptune; or, A History of the Achievements of the Royal Navy, from the earliest periods to the present time. L: B. Crosbyand Co., 1812. Pp 490. 7 leaves of plates, 1 folding map (incomplete). Sma ll 8vo, full calf, paper label to spine. Not in Manwaring or NMM. Burney was also the author of The Naval Heroes of Great Britain. His analysis of thevital importance of the Navy for Britain's survival extends to pre-Roman t imes, and continues in a narrative extending to Nelson's victory at Trafalgar. With three appendices: a chronology of English naval history, an account of the growth of the Royal Navy from the Armada to the time of publication, and a recent Report of Naval Commissioners. A very nice little volume. New eps, half of folding map missing, rubbed, edges dusty, else vg. 350.00

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13 CAMPBELL, Forrest Imaginary Interviews with the Noted and Notorious: 101 Talks with Historical Characters About the World of Yesterday and Today
1934, 
CAMPBELL, Forrest. Imaginary Interviews with the Noted and Notorious: 101 Talks with Historical Characters About the World of Yesterday and Today. Entertaining - Educational. N.pl.: n.pub., (1934). Pp (18),19-443,(5). 8vo, brown cloth, black lettering to front board and spine. Includes : With Captain Cook, why he went to the South Seas and what he thought of the natives (pp 31-34); With Admiral Nelson, of Trafalgar vs. Jutland, and England vs. Emma (pp 131-134); With Vasco Da Gama, of the great first ocean voyage to India and the results (pp 315-318); With Sir John A. MacDonald, of how and whyCanada became a dominion (pp 397-400). Cocked, old penned price, else very good. 25.00

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14 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Battles by Sea. US no dj
Macmillan, 1925, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Battles by Sea. N.Y.: Macmillan Co., 1925. Pp 271. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Contents : Part I - The Galley Period : Battle of Salamis; Battle of Actium; Battle of Lepanto; Part II - The Sailing-Ship Period : The Armada Operations; Battle of the Saints; Battle of the Glorious First of June; Battle of St.Vincent; Battle of the Nile; Battle of Trafalgar; Part III - The Age of Steam : Battle of Lissa; Battle of Tsushima; Battle of the Falklands. Spine label chipped, else vg. 35.00

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15 CLAYTON, Tim. Tars : the Men Who Made Britain Rule the Waves.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2007, ISBN:9780340898024 
CLAYTON, Tim. Tars : the Men Who Made Britain Rule the Waves. (London): Hodder & Stoughton, (2007). Pp. (6),vii,(1),1-376 + (24) p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth. "Tars is a gripping firsthand account of life in the Royal Navy during four years of crucial innovation and fierce war with France and Spain. Through the lives of a small band of sailors from across the ranks Trafalgar author Tim Clayton paints a vivid picture of the navy andthe era, from close-quarter battles and roistering on the streets of Londo n, to the political decisions that built and destroyed whole empires. In this death-or-glory era the navy became the cherished weapon of an aggressivenation hungry for wealth. Fighting at sea was carried out at ever-closer q uarters and with ever-increasing intensity of firepower. Using newly discovered first-person sources, Tars takes us right up close to the crashing waves, the coarse rope, 'the music of great-guns', the blood and splinters of a pitched sea battle--and to these men's daily struggles as Britain for thefirst time conquered the waves." -- from dust jacket. Very good in dust ja cket. 20.00

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16 CONNELLY, Charlie Attention All Shipping : A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast. Abacus pbk.
Abacus, London, 2005, ISBN:0349116032 
CONNELLY, Charlie. Attention All Shipping : A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast . (London): Abacus, (2005). Later printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-x,[1]-373,(1). 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. "The shipping forecast is a curious piece of broadcasting; at once impenetrably baffling yet at the same time reassuringly familiar, most of us have grown up with this sonorous gazetteerfirmly planted in our subconscious. But where are these places, and what s ecrets do they conceal? Charlie Connelly sets off on a journey round the forecast to find out, unearthing the history and culture behind one of Britain's best-loved broadcasting institutions. More than simply a hilarious travel book, 'Attention All Shipping' ensures that the evocative stanzas of theshipping forecast will remain a mystery no more." - from the rear cover. C ontents: 1. Sea, Soup and Silvertown; 2. A User's Guide to the Shipping Forecast; 3. Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire; 4. Forties, Cromarty, Forth; 5. Tyne, Dogger, Fisher; 6. German Bight, Humber, Thames; 7. Dover, Wight, Portland; 8. Plymouth, Biscay, FitzRoy; 9. Sole, Lundy, Fastnet; 10. Irish Sea, Shannon, Rockall; 11. Malin, Hebrides, Bailey; 12. Fair Isle, Faeroes,South-east Iceland; 13. Trafalgar. Faint spine creasing, else very good. 1 2.00

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Sharpe's Trafalgar : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805.  Signed, Limited Edition, CORNWELL, Bernard PRATCHETT, Terry.
17 CORNWELL, Bernard PRATCHETT, Terry. Sharpe's Trafalgar : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Signed, Limited Edition
Scorpion Press, 1999, 1999 1873567464 / 9781873567463 
CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Trafalgar : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. With an Appreciation by Terry Pratchett. Blakney, Gloucester: Scorpion Press, (1999). Limited, Numbered Edition. Pp (6),1-[277],(1). 8vo, Ľ maroon leather spine with marbled boards, gilt lettering to spine.

Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London).

The earthy, powder-stained adventures of Ensign Sharpe on England's most glorious day.

Fine in mylar wrapper. One of a special limited edition of 99 copies, signed by Cornwell. 260.00



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18 CORNWELL, Bernard SHARPE series Sharpe's Prey : Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed, with invitation.
HarperCollins, London, 2001, ISBN:0002258757 
CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Prey : Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807. (London) : HarperCollins Publishers, (2001). Pp. (8),1-261,(3). Map endpapers. 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine. BernardCornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "It is 1807 and Lieutenant R ichard Sharpe, newly returned to England, now wants to leave the army. One last job is offered to him. Go to Copenhagen, help the Honourable John Lavisser deliver a bribe and so stop a war. it seems very easy. But nothing is easy in a Europe stirred by French ambitions. The Danes possess a battle fleet that could replace every warship the French lost at Trafalgar and Napoleon's forces are gathering to seize it. The British have to stop them, while the Danes, caught between rival armies, insist on being neutral. Sharpe was not sent to Copenhagen to dabble in high politics, but to employ the lowskills he learned on the streets of London's slums. He is ordered to prote ct John Lavisser against the French agents who infest the Danish capital. It is a shadow war of spies and brutality in which Sharpe is a sacrificial pawn. But pawns can change the game and Sharpe, when he discovers a traitor in their midst, makes his own rules. He becomes a hunter inside a city besieged by British troops. A Danish army attempts to raise the siege, but is met by Sir Arthur Wellesley with a force of redcoats and riflemen. Copenhagen is doomed. When the Danes refuse to surrender, the city is subjected to amerciless bombardment that will leave hundreds of men, women and children dead. In a night of horror, as a city burns, Sharpe must protect a woman, hunt his traitor and stay alive." - from the dj. Very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Cornwell on the title page. With "An Evening With Bernard Cornwell" ephemera piece laid in at front. 50.00

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19 CORNWELL, Bernard SHARPE series Sharpe's Trafalgar : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October1805. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.
HarperCollins, London, 2000, ISBN:0002258749 
CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Trafalgar : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805 . (London) : HarperCollins Publishers, (2000). First Edition. Pp. (8),1-277,(3). Illustrated endpapers. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "It is 1805 and Ensign Richard Sharpe, having secured a reputationas a fighting soldier in India, is on his way home to join the newly forme d Green Jackets. The voyage should be a period of rest but his ship is riven with treachery and threatened by a formidable French warship, the Revenant, which is terrorizing British shipping in the Indian Ocean. An old opponent of Sharpe's is aboard his ship, and the voyage is further disturbed by the Lady Grace Hale, apparently as unreachable as she is beautiful. Sharpe also has friends, notably a captain in the Royal Navy who is hunting the Revenant and who rescues Sharpe when all seems lost. The hunt turns into a stern chase as teh French warship races home, carrying a treaty that could ignite India into a new war against the British. Yet when the Revenant encounters the combined French and Spanish fleets off Cadiz it seems that Sharpe'senemies have found safety, even as his enemies on board appear to have him trapped. Yet over the horizon is another fleet, led by Nelson, and Sharpe' s revenge will come in a savage climax when the two armadas meet on a calm October day off Cape Trafalgar." - from the dj. Very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Cornwell on the title page. 50.00

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20 DANE, Clemence Trafalgar Day 1940.
Doubleday, Doran & Co, Garden City, N.Y, 1941, 
DANE, Clemence. Trafalgar Day 1940. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1941. First American Edition. Pp (20). 8vo, tan printed stapled card covers. Clemence Dane was the pseudonym of Winifred Ashton (21 February1888 in Blackheath, England, United Kingdom - 28 March 1965 in London), an English novelist and playwright. The anniversary of a great day in history inspires this deeply moving poem of an embattled people. Rubbed and browne d, else good to very good. 20.00

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