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101 LEWIN, Lord HILL, Richard. Lewin of Greenwich : The Authorised Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin.
Cassell & Co., London, 2000, ISBN:0304353299 
(LEWIN, Lord). HILL, Richard. Lewin of Greenwich : The Authorised Biographyof Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. (London) : Cassell & Co., (2000). First Edition. Pp [1]-443,(5),+ 16 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. A Candidate for War, 1920-1941. 2. Ashanti, 1942-1945. 3.Gunnery Officer, 1945-1951. 4. Introduction to Whitehall, 1952-1955. 5. De stroyer Command: HMS Corunna, 1955-1957. 6. The Royal Yacht, 1957-1958. 7. Back to the Ministry, 1959-1961. 8. The Dartmouth Training Squadron, 1961-1963. 9. Tactical and Weapons Policy, 1964-1966. 10. Carrier Command, 1966-1967. 11. A Non-Job Restored: Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy), 1968-1969. 12. The Far East Fleet, 1969-1970. 13. The Heat of the Day: Vice Chief of Naval Staff, 1971-1974. 14. Fleet Command, 1974-1975. 15. The Naval Home Command, 1975-1977. 16. First Sea Lord, 1977-1979. 17. Chief of Defence Staff, 1979-1982. 18. `Seventy Days of My Life`: 5 April – 14 June 1982. 19. Not Really Retired, 1982-1998. 20. 'A Man of True Resolution.' Penned name, else very good in unclipped dustjaxcket. 25.00

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102 LEWIS, Charles Lee First Edition in dustjacket
Norman, Remington Co., Baltimore, 1929, 1929 
LEWIS, Charles Lee. Admiral Franklin Buchanan : Fearless Man of Action. Baltimore: The Norman, Remington Company, 1929. Pp (6),vii-xvi,(2),1-285,(1) + colour portrait frontispiece + 29 plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt decoration to front board. With map end-papers.

On Franklin Buchanan (b. September 17, 1800, Baltimore – d. May 11, 1874) was an officer in the United States Navy who became the only full admiral in the Confederate Navy during the American Civil War, and commanded the ironclad CSS Virginia. He was also the first Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy.

Myron Smith, American Civil War Navies : A Bibliography 1440, Garrett, The Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 : A Bibliography p.229.

Foreword by Rear-Admiral S.S. Robison.
1. What's in a Name?;
2. The Call of the Seven Seas;
3. Schoolboy Midshipman;
4. The Blue Mediterranean;
5. Sing Johnny Off to China;
6. Where the Pirates Prowled [the Caribbean];
7. The Fair Constellation;
8. Of Shoes — and Ships — and Sealing-wax;
9. This is the Middies' School [on the Annapolis Naval Academy];
10. Remember the Alamo [the Mexican-American War];
11. The Fire-Vessels of the Western Barbarians;
12. Marylmd, My Maryland;
13. When the Merrimac Fought m Hampton Roads;
14. Hope Deferred;
15. Through Fire in Mobile Bay;
16. Sunset and Evening Star;
17. That's for Remembrance.

Lewis, biographer of Matthew Maury and author of the perennially useful Books of the Sea, here recounts the career of the distinguished officer who became first Superintendant of the U.S. Naval Academy.

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103 LOWIS, Geoffrey KELLY, William KELLY, John FISHER, F.W. Fabulous Admirals. SRP ed in dj.
S.R. Publishers ltd, East Adrsley, Wakefield, Yorkshire, 1972, ISBN:085409752x 
LOWIS, Geoffrey, Commander, a.f.c., r.n. Fabulous Admirals and Some Naval Fragments: Being a Brief Account of some of the Froth on those Characters who enlivened the Royal Navy a Generation or Two Ago. Complied from Many Sources by Commander Geoffrey L. Lowis, A.F.C., R.N. (ret'd). With considerableassistance and a Foreword from Admiral Sir Denis Boyd. With illustrations by Capt. Jack Broome. (East Adrsley, Wakefield, Yorkshire): S.R. Publishers, Ltd., 1972. Pp 292. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Chapters: 1. Life Afloat; 2. Admiral Sir Algernon Charles Fiesch้ Heneage, and Others; 3. Commissioning; 4. Rear-Admiral Reginald Charles Prothero; 5. Looking Back; 6. A Cure for Seasickness; 7. The Cherry Medal (Vice-Admiral George Henry Cherry); 8. Some Fabulous Drinking; 9. The Paymaster andthe Cat; 10. Admiral Sir Frederick William Fisher; 11. Potentates; 12. His Majesty King Edward VII and His Family; 13. Leg Hauls; 14. Rear-Admiral Si r Robert Arbuthnot; 15. The Gunroom; 16. Thieving; 17. Admiral Sir William Christopher Pakenham; 18. ; 19. His Majesty King George V and His Sons; 20.Requestmen and Defaulters; 21. Captain George Piercy Leith; 22. Naval Reli gion; 23. Admiral Sir William Archibald Howard Kelly; 24. Gunnery; 25. Navigation; 26. Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Donald Kelly; 27. Hospitality; 28. Captain Walter Napier Thomason Beckett; 29. Paying Off; 30. On Retirement. Illustrated by Jack Broome. Slight spine roll, name inked to front pastedown, else vg in faintly browned, unclipped dj. 25.00

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104 LUMBY, E.W.R.,(ed.) Navy Records Society Vol.115 Policy and Operations in the Mediterranean, 1912-1914
Navy Records Society, 1970, 
LUMBY, E.W.R. Policy and Operations in the Mediterranean, 1912-1914. L.: Navy Records Society, 1970. Pp 481, port frontis.+ 3 fldg charts. 8vo, blue cloth, with gilt to front and spine. Publications of the Navy Records Society Vol. 115. With indices. Vg. 45.00

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Canada's Admirals and Commodores., MacFARLANE, John M. (compiler). Maritime Museum Notes, No. 8, August 1992
105 MacFARLANE, John M. (compiler). Maritime Museum Notes, No. 8, August 1992 Canada's Admirals and Commodores.
Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria, 1992, 
MacFARLANE, John M., (compiler). Canada's Admirals and Commodores. Maritime Museum Notes, No. 8, August 1992. (Victoria : Maritime Museum of British Columbia, 1992). Pp [1]-61,(3) leaves printed one side only. 4to, black spiral binding, clear plastic covers.

An annotated list of Admirals and Commodores Serving In the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Naval Reserve and Canadian Forces 1910-1992, followed by a list of Canadians Serving as Officers of Flag Rank in the Royal Navy, and Admirals, Commodores and Senior Officers of the Royal Navy Serving in Canada.

Includes career sketches of:
Canadians Serving as Admirals and Commodores in the Royal Canadian Navy: Kenneth Frederick Adams, Ronald Ian Agnew, John Allan, Thomas Steele Allan, John R. Anderson, Thomas Alexander Arnott, Larry Albert Ashley,

Ernest Shepard Baker, Ernest Charles Ball, Robert Munro Battles, William James Robert Beech, James Ernest D. Bell, Brian John Berryman, Roger Edward Shelford Bidwell, Angus George Boulton, Barry Douglas Bowen, Edmund George A. Bowkett, Denis Richard Boyle, Douglas Seaman Boyle, Arthur Graham Bridgman, Ernest Reginald Brock, Eustace Alexander Brock, Jeffry Vanstone Brock, Nigel David Brodeur, Victor Gabriel Brodeur, William Joseph Broughton, Patrick David Budge, Herbert George Burchell,

Peter William Cairns, Frank Birch Caldwell, John Birch Caldwell, John Alexander Charles, Peter Charlton, William Borden Christie, Edward Newton Clarke, Robert William James Cocks, David Cogdon, Noel Cogdon, Andrew Laurence Collier, David Alan Collins, Henry Anthony "Mike" Cooper, Marie Joseph Romeo Oscar Cossette, Constantine Cotaras, Joseph Jacques Paul Cote, Wallace Bouchier Creery, Frederick William Crickard, James Malcolm Cumming, Colin Abbott McDonald Curleigh, James Mortimer Cutts,

Sturton Mathwin Davis, Arthur Cecil Montagu Davy, Glen Michael De Rosenroll, John Deane, Harry George De Wolf, Charles Joseph Dillon, John McGregor Doull, William John Draper, Jan Jansz Drent, Kenneth Lloyd Dyer,

Paul Whitney Earl, Gordon Cheeseman Edwards, Gordon Lewis Edwards, John Crispo Ingles Edwards, Frank Dudley Elcock, Walter John Elliot,

Robert Hilborn Falls, Lawrence Farrington, David G. Faulkner, Edward William Finch-Noyes,

Ernest Gordon Blair Foote, Waldron N. Fox-Decent, Alexander Beaufort F. Fraser-Harris, Frank Freeborn, James Andrew Fulton, Melvin Thomas Gardner, Gary Leslie Garnett, Robert Earl D. George, F. Wayne Gibson, Frederick Thomas Gillespie, Valentine Stuart Godfrey, John Wesley F. Goodchild, Harold Taylor Wood Grant, James E. Green, Harold Victor William Groos, John Alfred Gruber,

Daniel Lionel Hanington, John Harwood, William Prine Hayes, Eldon James Healey, Thomas Charles Heath, Robert Ian Hendy, Ralph Lucien Hennesy, Roy Victor Henning, Godfrey Musgrave Hibbard, James Calcutt Hibbard, Adrien Mitchell Hope, Brock Curtis Horseman, William Brian Hotsenpiller, Frank Llewellyn Houghton, Robin L. Hughes, William Andrew Hughes,

Marcel Joseph Alphonse T. Jette, Bruce Johnston, George Clarence Jones,

Barry M. Keeler, James Archibald King, Sir Charles Edmund Kingsmill, Charles Joseph Knight, John Grant Knowlton,

William Moss Landymore, Ean Edward Lawder, Horatio Nelson Lay, Douglas Rainsford Learoyd, Eric Hammond Lee, Richard Hugh Leir, John Caldecott Littler,

Darroch Norman MacGillivray, John MacGillivray, Hugh Malcolm D. MacNeil, Daniel Nicholas Mainguy, Edmond Rollo Mainguy, The Honorable Jean Rene Marin, Michael Arthur Martin, Peter Charles Martin, Lynne Gordon Mason, Thomas William Maxwell, Archie McCallum, Henry Alexander McCandless, Donald McClure, Stuart E. McGowan, Timothy Blair McLean, Andrew Clarke McMillin, Morson Alexander Medland, Frederick John Mifflin, George Ralph Miles, Duncan Edward Miller, Basil Patrick Moore, Russell Donald Moore, Ian Bernard Buchanan Morrow, Daniel E. Munro, Robert Waugh Murdoch, Edward Ross A. Murray, Lawrence Edward Murray, Leonard Warren Murray,

Percy Walter Nelles,

John Charles O'Brien, James Bernard O'Reilly, Richard Dezso Okros, Bruce Sidney Culverwell Oland, Laraine Frances Orthlieb, Bengt Alexander O'Neil Oxholm,

Stuart Edmund Paddon, Peter R. Partner, Gerald Lane Peer, Antony Fenwick Pickard, Richard John Pickford, Desmond William Piers, James Plomer, William Walter Porteous, Henry Allan Porter, Henry Timothy Porter, James Charles Pratt, Robert L. Preston, Hugh Francis Pullen,

Howard Lee Quinn,

Duncan Lindsay Raymond, Herbert Sharples Rayner, Howard Emerson Reid, J. Dennis Reilley, Stanley William Riddell, Richard Howell Roberts, Owen Conner Struan Robertson, John Rodocanachi, William Hugh Gregory Roger, Carl Wesley Ross, Edward Raymond Ross, William Gillies Ross, Patrick Francis Xavier Russell,

Michael Thomas Saker, John Charles Slade, Thomas Anthony McKenna Smith, James Dixon Spalding, Brian Roff Spencer, George Leslie Stephens, Robert Saint George Stephens, Michael Grote Stirling, Anthony Hubert Gleadow Storrs, William Oswald Story, Kenneth J. Summers,

Cuthbert Robert Holland Taylor, Paul Dalrymple Taylor, Charles Winton M. Thomas, Robert Walter Timbrell, Ernest Patrick Tisdall, John Bracken Tucker,

Jean Joseph J. Veronneau,

Richard C. Waller, Robert Phillip Welland, Lionel Charles A. Westropp, Bradley Laurence Wilkins, John Arthur Williams, Henry Albert Winnett, Anthony Roy Hamilton Wood, James Crilly Wood, Rupert Anthony Wright,

Robert Demytre Yanow.

Canadians Serving as Officers of Flag Rank in the Royal Navy: Patrick Willet Brock, Benjamin Hallowell, Sir Provo William Parry Wallis.

Admirals, Commodores and Senior Officers of the Royal Navy Serving in Canada: Sir Charles Adam, Adrian George Allgood, Mariot Arbuthnot, Sir Francis William Austen, John Kennedy Baird, Henry William Baynes, Robert Lambert Baynes, Lewis Anthony Beaumont, Sir Frederick George Denham, John Poo Beresford, The Hnoourable George Cranfield Berkeley, Andrew Kennedy Bickford, Sir Day Hort Bosanquet, The Honorable Edward Boscawen, W.L.M. Brown, Henry William Bruce, The Honorable John Byron, The Honorable Sir Alexander Cochrane, The Honorable Sir Arthur Auckland Leopold Petro Cochrane, Thomas Cochrane, Right Honorable Sir George Cockburn, Sir Charles Henry Coke, George Collier, Sir Edward Griffith Colpoys, Alexander Colville, Robert Gwynne Corbett, Sir John Edmund Commerell, Charles Wispington Glover Crawford, Michael Culme-Seymour, Algernon Frederick Rous de Horsey, The Honorable Joseph Denman, Robert Digby, Sir Archibald Lucius Douglas, Sir Charles Douglas, Philip Durell, Sir James Elphinsone Erskine, William Charles Fahie, Arthur Fanshawe, Edward Gennys Fanshawe, Arthur Farquhar, Sir John Arbuthnot Fisher, James Gambier, Rupert George, James Edward Clifford Goodrich, Samuel Graves, Thomas Graves, Edward Griffith, Peter Halkett, George Hancock, Sir Charles Hardy, Sir Thomas Harvey, The Honorable George Fowler Hastings, Algernon Charles Fieschi Heneage, Charles Farrel Hillyar, Francis Holburne, Charles Holmes, Samuel Hood, James Hope, John Ommanney Hopkins, Phipps Hornby, Geoffrey Phipps Honrby, Charles Frederick Hotham, Richard Howe, Sir Richard Hughes, Allen Thomas Hunt, Edward Augustus Inglefield, Charles Lindsay Keighly-Peach, Piers Keane Kekewich, Augustus Keppel, Astley Cooper Key, John Kingcome, Willoughby Thomas Lake, Charles Nugent Lentaigne, Algernon McLennon Lyons, George Rodney Mundy, George Murray, Robert Murray, Sir Chargles Ogle, Edward William Campbell Rich Owen, William Fitzwilliam Owen, The Honorable Sir Charles Paget, Hugh St.Leger Bury Palliser, Sir William Parker, Frederick Powlett, David Price, Sir George Brydges Rodney, Charles Bayne Hodson Ross, Charles Saunders, Herbert Sawyer, Harold P. Sears, George Francis Seymour, Richard Spry, Henry Frederick Stephenson, William Houston Stewart, Frederick Henry Stirling, Richard Thomas, George Vandeput, Gerald William Vivian, Frederick Henry Walter, John Borlase Warren, George Willes Watson, George Greville Wellesley, James Lucas Yeo.

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106 MAHAN, A. T. NELSON) Life of Nelson : The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain. Volume 1 only
Sampson Low, Marston & Company, London, 1897, 
MAHAN, A. T. The Life of Nelson : The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain. London : Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1897. VOLUME ONE ONLY. Pp. 454 + portrait frontispiece + eight plates + eight maps and battle plans.Illustrated. 8vo, rebound in modern maroon library cloth, gilt lettering t o spine, all edges specked red. Hattendorf & Hattendorf, A Bibliography of the Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan A6b; Cowie 158. Ex-library (library binding, spine sticker, stamps from the Cambridge Military Library), frontispiecemissing, else good. Volume 1 only. 30.00

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Lessons of the War with Spain and other articles.   First British Edition., MAHAN, Alfred T.
107 MAHAN, Alfred T. Lessons of the War with Spain and other articles. First British Edition.
Sampson Low, Marston, London, 1899, 1899 
MAHAN, Alfred T. Lessons of the War with Spain and other articles. London : Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1899. First British Edition. Printed in the United States. Pp (6),[5]-320,(2) + 2 folding maps. 8vo, blue cloth, t.e.g., gilt to front and spine.

Hattendorf & Hattendorf, A Bibliography of the Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan A7b.

A collection of pieces, several originally published in periodicals, explicitly designed to jar the American public out of its complacency following the Spanish-American War: "The original intention, with which the leading articles of the present collection were undertaken, was to elicit some of the lessons derivable from the war between the United States and Spain; but in the process of conception and of treatment there was imparted to them the further purpose of presenting, in a form as little technical and as much popular as is consistent with seriousness of treatment, some of the elementary conceptions of warfare in general and of naval warfare in general." - from the Preface.

"Lessons of the War with Spain, 1898" from McClure's Magazine, December, 1898-April, 1899

Introductory: Comprehension Of Military And Naval Matters Possible To The People, And Important To The Nation.

1. How the Motive of the War gave Direction to its Earlier Movements. - Strategic Value of Puerto Rico.--Considerations on the Size and Qualities of Battleships.--Mutual Relations of Coast Defence and Navy.

2. The Effect of Deficient Coast-Defence upon the Movements of the Navy.--The Military and Naval Conditions of Spain at the Outbreak of the War.

3. Possibilities open to the Spanish Navy at the Beginning of the War.--The Reasons for Blockading Cuba. - First Movements of the Squadrons under Admirals Sampson and Cervera.

4. Problems presented by Cervera's Appearance in West Indian Waters - -Movements of the United States Divisions and of the Oregon - Functions of Cruisers in a Naval Campaign.

5. The Guard set over Cervera.- Influence of Inadequate Numbers upon the Conduct of Naval and Military Operations.- Cแmara's Rush through the Mediterranean, and Consequent Measures taken by the United States.

"The Peace Conference and the Moral Aspect of War" from North American Review, October, 1899.

"The Relations of the United States to their New Dependencies" from Engineering Magazine, January, 1899.

"Distinguishing Qualities of Ships of War" from Scripps-McRae Newspaper League, November, 1898.

"Current Fallacies upon Naval Subjects" from Harpers' Monthly Magazine, June, 1898.

The two folding maps :
Island of Cuba (opp. page 59);
The Caribbean Sea (opp. page 113).

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108 MAHAN, Alfred Thayer). TAYLOR, Charles Carlisle Life of Admiral Mahan. First Edition.
John Murray, London, 1920, 
(MAHAN, Alfred Thayer). TAYLOR, Charles Carlisle. The Life of Admiral Mahan. Rear-Admiral United States Navy; D.C.L. Oxford; LL.D. Cambridge; LL.D. Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Magill and Dartmouth; President of the United StatesNaval War College; President of the American Historical Association; Etc., Etc. London: John Murray, 1920. First UK Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xii,(2),1-3 59,(1), portrait frontispiece, + 19 leaves of plates. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt decoration to front board, gilt lettering to spine. Contents: 1. Heredity and Environment; 2. Early Naval Career; 3. The Inspiration; 4. Naval War College; 5. Sea Power; 6. Farragut; 7. England; 8. The Life of Nelson; 9. Naval War Board; 10. The First Hague Conference; 11. The Chesney Gold Medal; 12. Other Public Services; 13. Later Publications; 14. The Margin of Naval Strength; 15. "Freedom of the Seas"; 16.Then and Now; 17. Peace Views; 18. Two Admirals; 19. As Statesmen; 20.As Prophet; 21. Anglo-American Relations; 22. Mahan's Message to his Count rymen; 23. Literary Traits; 24. Religious Convictions; 25. The Autumn of Life; 26. The Peaceful End; 27. Summary. With appendix, bibliography, chronology, and index at rear. Light edgespotting, some minor foxing throughout, acouple instances of pencilled marginalia, else very good. 65.00

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109 MALLALIEU, J. P. W. COCHRANE, Thomas, Admiral MARRIATT, Mudge Extraordinary Seaman. First American Edition in dustjacket
Macmillan Co., New York, 1958, 
MALLALIEU, J. P. W. Extraordinary Seaman. Illustrated by Mudge Marriatt. New York : Macmillan Co., 1958. First American Edition. Pp. 179. 8vo, blue cloth. A biography of Thomas Cochrane, the tenth Earl of Dundonald, who served in the Royal Navy in the age of Nelson. Dampstain to rear board, edgeworn, name, else very good in nicked, dampstained, corner-clipped dustjacket. 25.00

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110 MARDER, Arthur J. From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow : The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904-1919. Volume I : The Road to War, 1904-1914. Volume II : The War Years: Tothe Eve of Jutland, [1914-1916].
Oxford University Press, London , 1961, 
MARDER, Arthur J. From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow : The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904-1919. Volume I : The Road to War, 1904-1914. Volume II :The War Years: To the Eve of Jutland, [1914-1916]. London : Oxford Univers ity Press, 1961, 1965. First Edition. Pp [i]-xxii,[1]-[459],(3), frontis + 8 pp plates; [i]-xxvi,[1]-[457],(7), frontis + 8 plates + 8 maps & charts (some folding, some double page). Indexes. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Volume I : Part I. Fisher's Years of Power, 1904-1910. I. Prologue. II. Fisher as First Sea Lord. III. The Fisher Revolution. IV. Dissension in the Navy: The Major Reforms. V. Dissension in the Navy: The Fisher-Beresford Feud. VI. The German Naval Challenge, 1900-1908. VII. The Navy Scare of 1909. VIII. Fisher's Retirement. Part II. Prelude to War, 1910-1914. IX. The McKenna-Wilson R้gime, 1910-1911. X. The Churchill Period, 1911-1914: Preparations for War. XI. The Churchill Period, 1911-1914: On theEve of Armageddon. XII. Evolution of Pre-War Strategy and Tactics. XIII. T he British and German Fleets in 1914. XIV. The Coming of the War. Volume II: Part I. The Churchill-Fisher Period, August 1914 – May 1915. I. Of Ships and Men (August 1914). II. The Mediterranean: A Tragedy of Errors (August 1914). III. Home Waters: Frustrations and Disappointments (August 1914 – September 1914). IV. The Triple Menace (August 1914 – October 1914). V. The Revolution at Whitehall (October 1914 – January 1915). VI. Action in the FarSeas (October 1914 – December 1914). VII. Alarums and Missed Opportunities (December 1914 – January 1915). VIII. The Search for a Naval Offensive (Au gust 1914 – January 1915). IX. The Dardanelles Operation: Inception (January 1915). X. The Dardanelles Operation: Execution (February 1915 – April 1915). XI. The May Crisis (May 1915). Part II. The Balfour-Jackson Period : The First Year (May 1915 – May 1916). XII. The New Board of Admiralty. XIII. The Mediterranean: Problems Old and New (June 1915 – May 1916). XIV. Again the U-Boats, Mine-Layers, and Surface Raiders (February 1915 – May 1916). XV. Unrest in the Country and the Fleet (December 1915 – March 1916). XVI. The Grand Fleet : Watchful Waiting (February 1915 – May 1916). XVII. The Eveof Jutland (May 1916). Volume I : Some foxing to title page, else very goo d in lightly edgeworn, price-clipped dustjacket. Volume II : Very good in unclipped duatjacket. The first 2 volumes only for 300.00

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111 MARDER, Arthur J. From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow : The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904-1919. Volume V : Victory and Aftermath (January 1918 - June 1919).
Oxford University Press, London , 1970, 
MARDER, Arthur J. From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow : The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904-1919. Volume V : Victory and Aftermath (January 1918 – June 1919). London : Oxford University Press, 1970. First Edition. Pp [i]-xxiii,(1),[1]-[417],(7), frontis + 8 pp plates + 8 folding maps & charts. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Part I. The Wemyss-Geddes R้gime (January 1918 – November 1918). I. The Naval Decision Makers. II. Mediterranean Problems. III. Home Waters: Barrages and Blocking Operations. IV. Beating the U-Boats. V. Anglo-American Naval Relations (April 1917 – November 1918). VI. The Grand Fleet: Uncertainties and a Missed Opportunity (January 1918 – June 1918). VII. The Final Reckoning (July 1918 – November 1919). Part II. Aftermath (November 1918 – June 1919). VIII. Rifts and Reforms. IX. Naval Policy: Uncertainties and New Rivalries. X. The Naval Settlement with Germany. XI. Gotterdammerung (21 June 1919). XII. Reflections on an Era. Very good in edgeworn, price-clipped dustjacket. Vol. V only 75.00

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A Leader Born : The Life of Admiral John Sidney McCain, Pacific Carrier Commander. First Edition in dustjacket, McCAIN, John Sidney) GILBERT, Alton Keith.
112 McCAIN, John Sidney) GILBERT, Alton Keith. A Leader Born : The Life of Admiral John Sidney McCain, Pacific Carrier Commander. First Edition in dustjacket
Casemate, Philadelphia , 1975, ISBN:1932033505 1975 1932033505 / 9781932033502 
(McCAIN, John Sidney). GILBERT, Alton Keith. A Leader Born : The Life of Admiral John Sidney McCain, Pacific Carrier Commander. Philadelphia : Casemate, (2006). First Printing. Pp [i]-xiii,(1),1-274 + 16 pages of b&w photos. 8vo, dark-grey paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine.

Admiral John Sidney McCain (b. August 9, 1884, Teoc, Carroll County, Mississippi – d. September 6, 1945, Coronado, California).

Alton Keith Gilbert (b. ca 1930).

With a Foreword by his grandson, Senator John McCain.

"John S. 'Slew' McCain was an old-school sailor. Wiry, profane, a cusser and a gambler, he was also a pioneer in the hard-hitting naval tactics that brought Imperial Japan to its knees.

After rising through the blue water Navy, McCain switched to naval aviation in middle-age, as he espied the aircraft carrier as the future front-line of seaborne operations. After the Japanese verified this concept at Pearl Harbor, it was fortunate for America that men like McCain were fully prepared to reply in kind.

In 1942 McCain was made commander of all land-based aircraft during the epic campaign for Guadalcanal. Though he took his share of blame for the setbacks, he counterattacked with every means at his disposal, at one point of commandeering the planes of the crippled carriers Enterprise and Saratoga to reinforce U.S. strength for eventual victory.

Throughout World War II, McCain prioritized fighters and single-seat divebombers as the best weapons to directly attack the enemy. By the time American forces returned to the Philippines, McCain was leading a fast carrier task force under William 'Bull' Halsey. When asked what he thought about his carrier commander, Halsey replied, 'Not much more than my right arm.'

At the Philippines, Okinawa, and finally up to the very coastline of Japan, McCain's carrier group destroyed thousands of enemy planes and hundreds of ships with aggressive, swarming tactics. When the Empire formally surrendered on the battleship Missouri, McCain was in the first row of U.S. officers looking on.

After Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945, McCain flew back to his home in the U.S., and died in his bed the next day - perhaps from heart failure but more probably from exhaustion. His name has lived on, however, through his son, John S. McCain II, who became commander of U.S. naval forces in the Pacific, 1968-72, and his grandson, John S. McCain III, a carrier pilot whose gallantry became a great source of pride during the Vietnam War.

In this book, Alton Keith Gilbert has provided the first full biography of Admiral John 'Slew' McCain, as well as a fascinating accpount of U.S. carrier operations in the Pacific War. An unconventional warrior, McCain's career was marked by courage and innovation, as he emerged from World War II as one of Americas greatest combat leaders." - from the dj.

With a Foreword by his grandson, Senator John McCain.

Chapters :
1. From Teoc to Tool Room;
2. The Great War;
3. Shore Duty;
4. Sea Duty;
5. Aviation;
6. Flag Rank; 7. War in the South Pacific;
8. Guadalcanal;
9. Return to Washington;
10. Deputy CNO;
11. The Fast Carriers;
12. The Philippines Campaign;
13. Slew Takes Over;
14. Heavy Hits;
15. Final Blows;
16. Command Performance;
17. Finale;
18. Respect and Affection.
With glossary, notes, bibliography and index.

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113 MELVILLE, John H. Great White Fleet. signed in dj.
Vantage Press, New York, 1976, 
MELVILLE, John H. The Great White Fleet . NY: Vantage Press, (1976). Pp. (12),[1]-275,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A collection off anecdotes from the Great White Fleet of the United Fruit Company, which served the Caribbean and Latin America in times of war and peace, shipping passengers, cargo, mail, and during times of war, troops. Contents: 1. The Ships and Early Central America, 2. The Schooner Telegraph, 3. The Boston Fruit Company and Its Evolution into the United Fruit Company,4. The Four Admirals, the Ships that Gave the Great White Fleet Its Name, 5. The White Diamond and the First Ships to Display It, 6. Experiments withMarine Refrigeration, 7. The First Ships Built for the Fleet, 8. The Four Dutch Ships, 9. The Thirteen Original 5,000-Ton Ships and the Elite Three, 10. The Great White Fleet at Work, 11. The Original 5,000-Ton Ships Pass inReview, 12. Stories of the Elite Three, 13. The First Four San Boats, 14. The Ulua, Toloa, and Tela, 15. The Four Later San Boats, 16. The First Sugar Boats, 17. The Knot Boats, or Mavis, 18. The Oil Tanks, 19. The La Boats,20. The Castilla, Tela, and Iriona, 21. The Cuyamel Fleet, 22. The Musa an d the Platano, 23. The Six Mail Ships, 24. War Records of the Six Mail Ships, 25. The Final Years of the Mail Ships -- A Colourful Era Ends, 26. The Argual, the Telde, and the Orotava, 27. The World War II Banana Fleet, 28. The Cape Ships, 29. The Nine Twin-Screw Ships, 30. The New 5,000-Ton Ships, 31. The Five Diesel Ships of 1951-55, 32. The New Calamares, Carrillo, and Cartago and the Six T-Class Ships, 33. The Container Ships from Spain and the M-Series Ships from Japan, 34. War Shipping Administration Ships Operated by United Fruit Company During World War II, 35. Crews Courageous, 36. The Changing Tide, 37. A Ship in Distress, 38. Chartered Ships Named for Company Officials, 39. Almirante, 40. Salty Sketches, 41. Celestial Phenomena, 42. Banana Loading Long Ago. Faint spotting to top edge, else vg in spine-browned and tail-nicked dj. Signed by the author on the first leaf. 120.00

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114 MILLER, Charles H HOPKINS, Esek. Admiral Number One : Some Incidents in the Life of Esek Hopkins, 1718-1802,First Admiral of the Continental Navy. ex-lib.
William-Frederick Press, 1962, 
MILLER, Charles H. Admiral Number One : Some Incidents in the Life of Esek Hopkins, 1718-1802, First Admiral of the Continental Navy. NY: William-Frederick Press, 1962. Pp 74, [8] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. A popular, revisionist biography of Rhode Island-born first commander of the Continental Navy, examining the events leading to his dismissal and disgrace. Ex-library (pouch, spine label, inkstamps), rubbed, else vg. Uncommon. 60.00

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That Day at Gibraltar.  First Edition in dustjacket, MONKS, Noel NORTH, Dudley, Admiral Sir.
115 MONKS, Noel NORTH, Dudley, Admiral Sir. That Day at Gibraltar. First Edition in dustjacket
Frederick Muller, London , 1957, 1957 
MONKS, Noel. That Day at Gibraltar. London : Frederick Muller, (1957). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xii,1-192 + portrait frontispiece of Admiral North + 4 pages of b&w photos. 8vo, mid blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Noel Stephen Monks (b. December 18, 1907, Melbourne, Australia - d. June 18, 1960, London).

Law 0188.

Admiral Sir Dudley Burton Napier North GC,VO, CB, CSI, CMG (b. November 25, 1881, Great Yarmouth, England - d. May 15, 1961, Beaminster, Dorset).

"Here, told for the first time, is the tragic story of Admiral SIr Dudley North, who was relieved of his command at Gibraltar for letting six French warships pass the rock shortly before the abortive Anglo-Free French assault on Dakar in 1940. Admiral North's abrupt dismissal, without an Inquiry or a Court Martial, after a most distinguished career - he was Admiral, Royal Yacht, for years - aroused bitterness and alarm among senior officers in the Royal Navy, scores of whom wrote to him: "You have been victimised." It is still a most controversial topic in the Royal Navy.

Five Admirals of the Fleet, including two former First Sea Lords, felt so strongly about it that they went in a deputation to the First Lord to ask for a hearing for Admiral North. They were turned down. The Admiralty refused to budge from behind its bulkhead of silence.

Now, at 75, Admiral North lives quietly in Dorset, still a disgraced Naval Officer, although the Official History absolved him. Like General Gough, unjustly sacked by Lioyd George in World War I, he lives only to have his name cleared.

Noel Monks [...] has written the first full account of just what happened on "that day at Gibraltar". It raises, amongst others, a grave question: Was Admiral North made the scapegoat for the colossal failure at Dakar? From copies of signals sent at the time, together with North's personal records and letters written by high naval officers, the author has pieced together a fascinating, if disturbing, account of what really took place." -from the dj.

Foreword by General Sir Hubert Gough, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., K.C.V.O.

Boards heavily waterstained, slight internal waterstaining, slight edgewear, else very good in nicked unclipped dustjacket. 50.00

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116 MURRAY, Geoffrey COLLINGWOOD, Admiral Life of Admiral Collingwood. First Edition
Hutchinson, London, 1936, 
MURRAY, Geoffrey. The Life of Admiral Collingwood. With 24 Illustrations. London : Hutchinson & Co., (1936). First Edition. Pp (6),7-288,(20, publisher's ads dated 1936 ) + frontispiece + 23 plates. 8vo, dark blue cloth, giltlettering to spine. Cowie 300, NMM 2:410. A full, handsome biography of th is great officer's gruelling, largely unassisted rise to eminence during the Royal Navy's most portentous and glamourous era. Contents : Part I : 1. Stone and Sculptor. 2. He Goes to Sea. 3. Bunker Hill. 4. Nelson. 5. Cleaning Up. 6. Marriage. Part II : 1. Hide and Seek. 2. "The Glorious First of June." 3. The Medal. 4. Blockade (I). 5. Cape St. Vincent. Part III : 1. The Humanist. 2. Blockade (II). 3. Home Life. Part IV : 1. Bird's-eye View. 2. Blockade (III). 3. Prelude to Battle. 4. "Quoth Little Peterkin." 5. Trafalgar. 6. Cup and Lip. 7. Jubilation. Part V : 1. Aftermath. 2. His Peerage. 3. Sicily. 4. Mediterranean Life. 5. Turkey; Egypt; and the Defection of Russia. 6. Wear and Tear. 7. Misfire. 8. Fandango. 9. The Granite Weathers. 10. His Last Fight. 11. Half Mast. 12. Afterwards. A few scuffs and minor stains to cloth, boards somewhat splayed, else very good. 70.00

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117 NAPIER, Charles, Sir). LAMBRICK, H.T. Sir Charles Napier and Sind. First Edition.
Clarendon Press; Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1952, 
(NAPIER, Charles, Sir). LAMBRICK, H.T. Sir Charles Napier and Sind. Oxford : at the Clarendon Press; Oxford University Press, 1952. First Printing. Pp. (8),[1]-402, portrait frontispiece, + 2 folding maps at rear. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A survey of Sir Charles James Napier's (b. August 10, 1782, London; d. August 29, 1853, Portsmouth) activitiesin India, and in particular the Sind [Sindh] province, in what is now Paki stan. It includes information relating to his, the British East India Company's, and the Raj's efforts to consolidate power in the region after the battles of Miani and Hyderabad versus the Talpur and Sindhi peoples. Contents: Part I: 1. The Prelude, 1782-1842: a. Charles Napier, 1782-1830; b. Sind,1782-1838; c. Charles Napier, 1930-41; d. Sind, 1838-42; e. Charles Napier , 1841-2. 2. Politics, 1842-3: a. Preliminaries, September-November 1842; b. Intelligence, Diplomacy, the Turban of Upper Sind; c. Imamgarh; d. Final negotiations and the march on Hyderabad. 3. Generalship, 1843: a. Miani; b.Hyderabad. 4. Administration, 1843-4. Part II: 5. Politics, 1843-7: a. Pre liminary skirmishes; b. The defence of the position; c. The Turban once more; d. Sind in Westminster; E. Repercussions in India. 6. Generalship, 1843-7. 7. Administration, 1844-7. 8. The Aftermath. With index. Ex-library (spine sticker; stamp verso title page; sticker residue to front pastedown), else a very good, tidy copy. 50.00

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Life and Letters of Admiral Sir Charles Napier. First Edition., NAPIER, Charles, Sir). WILLIAMS, H. Noel WILLIAMS, H. Noel.
118 NAPIER, Charles, Sir). WILLIAMS, H. Noel WILLIAMS, H. Noel. Life and Letters of Admiral Sir Charles Napier. First Edition.
Hutchinson, London, 1917, 
(NAPIER, Charles, Sir). WILLIAMS, H. Noel. The Life and Letters of Admiral Sir Charles Napier. London : Hutchinson & Co., 1917. First Edition. .Pp (4),v-vi,(2),1-411 + portrait frontispiece, 1 plate leaf and [22] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum. Vol 2. Biography 880. A full and detailed biography of the eccentric and controversial Napier, from his early years as a midshipman to Cape St. Vincent, his adventures (and misadventures) in the Mediterranean and Baltic, to the last of his protracted controversies with the Admiralty and his death. New endpapers, rubbed with slight nicking to spine ends and front corners, edges specked, spine slightly sunned, else very good. 170.00

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119 NAPIER, Charles, Sir). WILLIAMS, H. Noel. Life and Letters of Admiral Sir Charles Napier. First Edition.
Hutchinson, London, 1917, 
(NAPIER, Charles, Sir). WILLIAMS, H. Noel. The Life and Letters of Admiral Sir Charles Napier. London : Hutchinson & Co., 1917. First Edition. .Pp (4),v-vi,(2),1-411 + portrait frontispiece, 1 plate leaf and [22] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum. Vol 2. Biography 880. A full and detailed biography of the eccentric and controversial Napier, from his early years as a midshipman to Cape St. Vincent, his adventures (and misadventures) in the Mediterranean and Baltic, to the last of his protracted controversies with the Admiralty and his death. Lacking table of contents leaf, lengthy note inked to front pastedown, some wear to outer hinges, else good. 100.00

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Nelson : Love and Fame. Second Paperback Printing, NELSON, Horatio) VINCENT, Edgar.
120 NELSON, Horatio) VINCENT, Edgar. Nelson : Love and Fame. Second Paperback Printing
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2004, ISBN:03000097972 2004 0300097972 / 9780300097979 
(NELSON, Horatio). VINCENT, Edgar. Nelson : Love and Fame. New Haven: Yale University Press, (2004). Second Paperback Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-xiii,(1),[1]-640,(2), including frontispiece, + 32 p[. of black and white plates. Illustrated. Thick 8vo, art-illustrated card covers with navy blue spine, yellow and red lettering to front, yellow lettering to spine.

"Legendary for his exploits in war and love, Admiral Horatio Nelson comes into clear view in this captivating new biography." - from the rear cover.


Part I. Early Years.
1. Foundations for Life;
2. Captain Suckling's Legacy;
3. Five Frustrating Years;
4. Trying To Get Noticed;
5. Black marks and on the Beach.

Part II. Unhonoured & Unsung.
6. Melpomene, Minerve, La Fortune [three French frigates];
7. 'Totally Neglected';
8. 'My Disposition Can't Bear Tame and Slow Measures';
9. 'It is Active Young Men that arwe wanted, not Drones'.

Part III. The Making of an Icon.
10. Into the Limelight;
11. Hubris;
12. The Admiralty Dips for Nelson;
13. The Hero Ascends;
14. The Nile.

Part IV. Finding Love.
15. Hero Meets Heroine;
16. Disappointments, Dilemmas, and Disharmony;
17. Neapolitan Affairs;
18. Soulmates;
19. Public Fame & Private Pain.

Part V. Winning & Losing.
20. Bitter-seet Emotions;
21. Copenhagen;
22. Phoney War;
23. Fame without Fortune.

Part VI. The Road to Trafalgar.
24. Commander-in-Chief;
25. Waiting;
26. French Diversions;
27. Dame Fortune's Last Favour.
Exeunt omnes.
With notes, bibliography and index.

Very good. 15.00

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