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Commissioned Bargees.  in dj. , BLORE, Trevor, Lieutenant-Commander
101 BLORE, Trevor, Lieutenant-Commander Commissioned Bargees. in dj.
Hutchinson, 1946, 
BLORE, Trevor, Lieutenant-Commander. Commissioned Bargees : The Story of the Landing Craft. L: Hutchinson, [ca. 1946]. Pp 216. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 1088. A swaggering account of these indispensible but oft-overlooked craft in all their various permutations. The narrative proceeds mostly in the form of first-hand observations of actions, from the raid on Dieppe to mopping up in Singapore and Sourabaya. Vg in vg bright dj. 135.00

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102 BLORE, Trevor, Lieutenant-Commander Commissioned Bargees. no dj.
Hutchinson, 1946, 
BLORE, Trevor, Lieutenant-Commander. Commissioned Bargees : The Story of the Landing Craft. L: Hutchinson, [ca. 1946]. Pp 216. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 1088. A swaggering account of these indispensible but oft-overlooked craft in all their various permutations. The narrative proceeds mostlyin the form of first-hand observations of actions, from the raid on Dieppe to mopping up in Singapore and Sourabaya. Cloth rubbed and soiled, spine w orn, edges and eps specked, else vg. 85.00

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

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104 BOGGS, Theodore H. American Political Science Review, 5:3, August 1911 Canadian Navy and Imperial Unity
American Political Science Review, 1911, 
BOGGS, Theodore H. The Canadian Navy and Imperial Unity . Reprinted from The American Political Science Review, volume 5, number 3, August 1911. [N.pl.]: The American Political Science Review, 1911. Pp. 339-352,(2). 8vo, printed stapled brown card covers. "Of late, the over-seas dominions have experienced an awakening induced by the recent 'naval crisis' in England. They are beginnign to understand that the fate of the British Empire depends mainly on armoed ships. They realize that the widely scattered parts of the Empire, aptly called 'the unorganized maritime confederacy', are 'linked together by one sea, since all seas are one'. [...] The present naval activity of Canada and her sister dominions is the latest expression of that spirit of colonial nationalism which has come to be regarded as undoubtedly the strongest force in British colonial politics." - from p. 340. Small chip to front cover, light dampstaining to upper right front corner, else very good. With "compliments of the writer" inked to front cover. 50.00

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105 BOLDERO, Harry Stuart SPENCE, H.D.M., the Very Rev. (preface) Young Heart of Oak : Memories of Harry Stuart Boldero, Lieutenant, R.N. 2nd ed. blue.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1892, 
BOLDERO, Harry Stuart. A Young Heart of Oak : Memories of Harry Stuart Boldero, Lieutenant, R.N. With a preface by the Very Rev. H.D.M. Spence. L.: Hodder and Stoughton, 1892. Second Edition. Pp. [i]-xv,(1),[1]-360, port. frontis., + 5 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt decoration to front, gilt lettering to front and spine. O'Dea 1031. A biography of thelife of the Scottish-born Lieutenant Boldero, who served aboard the H.M.S. Britannia, Boadicea, Téméraire, Falcon, Pilot, Iron Duke, and Emerald. It was aboard the Emerald, serving as one of the ship's navigators, that Boldero spent considerable time in and around Newfoundland, visiting St. John's several times, and coming down the coast to Halifax on many occasions as well, once being detained due to heavy fog, which coincided with the end of the sealing season, which made Halifax Harbour nearly impassable for severaldays. Newfoundland and Nova Scotia related material is detailed in chapter 11 ("North American Station"), and chapter 13 ("Last Voyage Home"). His tr avels also took him to Malta, Natal, Bermuda, and numerous other ports overhis career. Includes numerous portions of Boldero's personal correspondenc es. Very slightly cocked, some light wear to spine ends, faint discolouration to some parts of the rear outer hinge, short tear to pp. 290-1, gift inscription, else vg. 225.00

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106 BOLDERO, Harry Stuart SPENCE, H.D.M., the Very Rev. (preface) Young Heart of Oak : Memories of Harry Stuart Boldero, Lieutenant, R.N. 2nd ed. maroon.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1892, 
BOLDERO, Harry Stuart. A Young Heart of Oak : Memories of Harry Stuart Boldero, Lieutenant, R.N. With a preface by the Very Rev. H.D.M. Spence. L.: Hodder and Stoughton, 1892. Second Edition. Pp. [i]-xv,(1),[1]-360, port. frontis., + 5 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt decoration to front, gilt lettering to front and spine. O'Dea 1031. A biography of the life of the Scottish-born Lieutenant Boldero, who served aboard the H.M.S. Britannia, Boadicea, Téméraire, Falcon, Pilot, Iron Duke, and Emerald. It was aboard the Emerald, serving as one of the ship's navigators, that Boldero spent considerable time in and around Newfoundland, visiting St. John's several times, and coming down the coast to Halifax on many occasions as well, once being detained due to heavy fog, which coincided with the end ofthe sealing season, which made Halifax Harbour nearly impassable for sever al days. Newfoundland and Nova Scotia related material is detailed in chapter 11 ("North American Station"), and chapter 13 ("Last Voyage Home"). His travels also took him to Malta, Natal, Bermuda, and numerous other ports over his career. Includes numerous portions of Boldero's personal correspondences. Cocked, some wear to extremities, faint teastains to front board, edges spotted, tissue guard opposite frontis. moderately spotted, name, else vg. 200.00

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107 BONE, David W. BONE, Muirhead Merchantman Rearmed. UK in dj, inscribed
Chatto & Windus, London, 1949, 
BONE, David W. Merchantman Rearmed. With drawings by Muirhead Bone. London : Chatto & Windus, 1949. First Printing. Pp 332, including frontispiece andplates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettered navy blue title bl ock to spine. Law 1376. Contents : 1918-1939; Everything for the Ballroom; Envelope 'Z'; Ship's Husband; Sailing Orders; The Magnetic Caul; Continental Export; Binoculars; Seavacuees, and Blood for Britain; Troop Convoy; Movement Exodus; Paper Salvage; Manning a Sea Ghost; Confirmed Invalid; Circassia; One Shilling a Month; Sealed Orders; Operation Torch; Storm and Moonlight; Gareloch for Orders; Operation Husky; Action Deferred; Operation Shingle; On 'Monkey Island'; Casual Portent; The Return to France: Operation Bigot; Beach Operation in Reverse; Russian Episode; The Last Convoy; UnfinishedBusiness; Ocean Chessboard; Hauling Down. Very good in edgeworn, spine-chi pped, unclipped dust jacket. Signed and warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title leaf. 65.00

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108 BONE, David W. BONE, Muirhead Merchantmen-at-Arms : The British Merchants' Service in the War. First Edition
Chatto & Windus, London, 1919, 
BONE, David W. Merchantmen-at-Arms : The British Merchants' Service in the War. Drawings by Muirhead Bone. London : Chatto & Windus, 1919. First Edition. Pp 259. Illustrated. 4to, blue cloth. Contents : The Merchants' Service; Our Relations with the Navy; The Longshore View; Connection with the State; Manning; The Coastal Services; The Price o' Fish; The Rate of Exchange; Independent Sailings; Battledore and Shuttlecock; On Signals and Wireless; Transport Services; The Salvage Section; On Camouflage - and Ship's Names; Flags and Brotherhood of the Sea; The Convoy System; Outward Bound; Rendezvous; Conference; The Sailing; The North River; Homewards; Delivering the Goods; Conclusion "MN". Ring to front board, else vg. 75.00

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109 BONE, David W. TOMLINSON, H.M., intro. BONE, Muirhead Merchantmen-at-Arms : The British Merchants' Service in the War.
E.P. Dutton and Company, New York, 1929, 
BONE, David W. Merchantmen-at-Arms : The British Merchants' Service in the War. With drawings by Muirhead Bone and an introduction by H.M. Tomlinson. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, (1929). Second Edition, revised. Pp. (6),vii-xxii,(2),3-311,(3), frontispiece, + 15 leaves of plates. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Part I: 1. The Merchants' Service. Our Foundation - The Structure; 2. OurRelations with the Navy. Joining Forces - At Sea - Our War Staff; 3. The L ongshore View; 4. Connexion with the State. Trinity House, Our Alma Mater -The Board of Trade; 5. Manning. Part II: 6. The Coastal Services. The Home Trade - Pilots - Lightships; 7. "The Price o' Fish"; 8. The Rate of Exchan ge; 9. Independent Sailings; 10. Battledore and Shuttlecock; 11. On Signalsand Wireless; 12. Transport Services. Interlude - "The Man-o'-War's 'er 'u sband"; 13. The Salvage Section. The Tidemasters - A Day on the Shoals - The Dry Dock; 14. On Camouflage - and Ship's Names. Part III: 15. The ConvoySystem; 16. Outward Bound; 17. Rendezvous; 18, Conference; 19. The Sailing. Fog and the Turn of the Tide - "In Execution of Previous Orders"; 20. The North River; 21. Homewards. The Argonauts - An Ocean Voyage - "One Light onAll Faces'; 22. "Delivering the Goods"; Conclusion "MN". Some fading to sp ine lettering, else very good. 40.00

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110 BORDEN, R.L. Naval Aid Bill : Speech Delivered by Rt. Hon. R.L. Borden, 5th December, 1912
House of Commons, Ottawa, 1912, 1912 
BORDEN, Rt. Hon. R.L. The Naval Aid Bill : Speech Delivered by Rt. Hon. R.L. Borden, 5th December, 1912. [Ottawa : House of Commons, 1912]. Pp (4),5-31,(1) including a portrait frontispiece of Borden. 8vo, blue card covers.

Sir Robert Laird Borden, PC (1854-1937) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the eighth Prime Minister of Canada from October 10, 1911 to July 10, 1920, and was the third Nova Scotian to hold this office.

"On the 5th of December, 1912, the Rt. Honourable R. L. Borden introduced in the Canadian House of Commons the Naval Aid Act. The object of this bill is to increase immediately the effective naval forces of the Empire. It provides for an expenditure of $35,000,000 for the construction and equipment of battleships or armoured cruisers of the most modern and powerful type. When the ships are constructed they will be placed at the disposal of His Majesty for the common defence of the Empire.

Right Hon. R. L. BORDEN (Prime Minister) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 21) to authorize measures for increasing the effective naval forces of the Empire. He said Mr. Speaker, in addressing the House upon so important a subject as that which I propose to discuss, I shall speak in no controversial spirit. If a portion of my remarks may necessarily controvert opinions which have been expressed by hon. gentlemen on either side of the House, let it be understood that I do so, not by way of criticism, but purely for the purpose of giving frankly to the House the reasons which have led the Government to adopt the course which I shall now outline." - from page 5.

"I now proceed to submit to the House the information which we have received from His Majesty's Government. It is in the form of a memorandum, as follows : —
From the Secretary of State for the Colonies to His Royal
Highness the Governor General.
Downing Street, 25th October, 1912.
Sir, —
1. I have the honour to transmit to Your Royal Highness the accompanying copy of a memorandum relating to the requirements of the naval defence of the Empire.
2. This document has been prepared by the Admiralty on the instructions of His Majesty's Government in compliance with the request of Mr. Borden with a view to presentation to the Dominion Parliament if, and when, the Dominion ministers deem it necessary.
I have, &c,
L. Harcourt.

Some sections: Strength of the German Fleet -
Strength of the British Fleet -
Home Waters -
Mediterranean Station -
Overseas..

"The rapid expansion of Canadian sea-borne trade, and the immense value of Canadian cargoes always afloat in British and Canadian bottoms, here require consideration. On the basis of the figures supplied by the Board of Trade to the Imperial Conference of 1911, the annual value of the overseas trade of the Dominion of Canada in 1909-10 was not less than £72,000,000, and the tonnage of Canadian vessels was 718,000 tons, and these proportions have already increased and are still increasing. For the whole of this trade wherever it may be about the distant waters of the world, as well as for the maintenance of her communications, both with Europe and Asia, Canada is dependent, and has always depended upon the Imperial navy, without corresponding contribution or cost." - p.16.

"Whatever may be the decision of Canada at the present juncture, Great Britain will not in any circumstances fail in her duty to the Overseas Dominions of the Crown. (Cheers and loud applause, some Liberals joining.) She has before now successfully made head alone and unaided against the most formidable combinations, and she has not lost her capacity by a wise policy and strenuous exertions to watch over and preserve the vital interests of the Empire. (Applause.)

The Admiralty are assured that His Majesty's Government will not hesitate to ask the House of Commons for whatever provision the circumstances of each year may require. But the aid which Canada could give at the present time is not to be measured only in ships or money. (Loud cheers.)

Any action on the part of Canada to increase the power and mobility of the Imperial Navy, and thus widen the margin of our common safety, would be recognized everywhere as a most significant witness to the united strength of the Empire, and to the renewed resolve of the Overseas Dominions to take their part in maintaining its integrity. (Loud applause.)

The Prime Minister of the Dominion having inquired in what form any immediate aid that Canada might give would be most effective, we have no hesitation in answering after a prolonged consideration of all the circumstances that it is desirable that such aid should include the provision of a certain number of the largest and strongest ships of war which science can build or money supply.'' (Loud cheers and prolonged applause.)- pp.17-18.

"Our navy was once dominant everywhere, and the white ensign was the token of naval supremacy in all the seas. Is it not time that the former conditions should in some measure be restored? (Applause.) Upon our own* coasts, both Atlantic and Pacific, powerful squadrons were maintained twelve years ago. To-day the flag .is not shown on either seaboard. I am assured that the aid which we propose will enable such special arrangements to be consummated that, without courting disaster at home, an effective fleet of battleships and cruisers can be established in the Pacific, and a powerful squadron can periodically visit our Atlantic seaboard, to assert once more the naval strength of the Empire along these coasts. (Applause.)" - p.22.

"Upon inquiry as to the cost of such a battleship, we are informed by the Admiralty that it is approximately £2,350,000 including armament and first outfit of ordnance stores and ammunition. The total cost of three such battleships, which when launched will be the most powerful in the world, would be approximately* $35,000,000, and we ask the people of Canada through their Parliament to grant that sum to His Majesty the King (Loud and repeated cheering) of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Overseas Dominions, in order to increase the effective naval forces of the Empire, to safeguard our shores and our seaborne commerce, and to make secure the common heritage of all who owe allegiance to the King, (Applause.)

These ships will be at the disposal of His Majesty the King for the common defence of the Empire. (Cheers.) They will be maintained and controlled as part of the Royal Navy (Hear, hear) ; and we have the assurance that if at any time in the future it should be the will of the Canadian people to establish a Canadian unit of the Royal Navy, these vessels can be recalled by the Canadian Government to form part of that unit, in which case, of course, they would be maintained by Canada and not by Great Britain. (Cheers.)" - p.23.

"Where shall these ships be built? They will be built under Admiralty supervision in the United Kingdom, for the reason that at present there are no adequate facilities for constructing them in Canada. The plant required for the construction of a dreadnought battleship is enormous, and it would be impossible at present to maintain shipbuilding in this country on such a scale. In any case, only the hull could be built in Canada; because the machinery, the armour, and the guns would necessarily be constructed or manufactured in the United Kingdom. The additional cost of construction in Canada would be about $12,000,000 for the three ships, and it would be impossible to estimate the delay. No one is more eager than myself for the development of shipbuilding industries in Canada, but we cannot, upon any business or economic considerations, begin with the construction of dreadnoughts; and especially we could not do so when these ships are urgently required within two or three years at the outside, for rendering aid upon which may depend the Empire's future existence. (Applause.)

According to my conception, the effective development of shipbuilding industries in Canada must commence with small beginnings and in a businesslike way. (Hear, hear.) I have discussed this subject with the Admiralty, and they thoroughly realize that it is not to the Empire's advantage that all shipbuilding facilities should be concentrated in the United Kingdom. I am assured, therefore, that the Admiralty are prepared in the early future to give orders for the construction in Canada of small cruisers, oil-tank vessels, and auxiliary craft of various kinds. (Loud applause.) The plant required is relatively small as compared with that which is necessary for a dreadnought battleship, and such an undertaking would have a much more secure and permanent basis from a business standpoint. For the purpose of stimulating so important and necessary an industry, we have expressed our willingness to bear a portion of the increased cost for a time at least. (Applause.) I see no reason why all vessels required in the future for our Government service should not be built in Canada, even at some additional cost. (Applause.) In connection with the development of shipbuilding, I should not be surprised to see the establishment of a higher class of engineering works, which would produce articles now imported and not presently manufactured in Canada. (Hear, hear.) - pp.24-25.

'Canada is sending these ships to range themselves in the battle line of the Empire with those of the mother country, of Australia, and of New Zealand. They will be the three most powerful battleships in the world, and they will bear historic names associated with this country. (Applause.) Thus, every Canadian will realize, in seeing or reading of these ships, that they are a gift in which he has participated, and that, by their presence in the battle line of the Empire, he has freely taken a direct and distinct share in maintaining the Empire's safety." p.26.

A spending comparison with Argentina and the United States.

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Naval Officer's Sword.  in dj. , BOSANQUET, Harry T.A., Captain AYLWARD, J.D. MAY, W.E., Commander. MUNDAY, John.
111 BOSANQUET, Harry T.A., Captain AYLWARD, J.D. MAY, W.E., Commander. MUNDAY, John. Naval Officer's Sword. in dj.
HMSO, 1955, 
BOSANQUET, Harry T.A., Captain. The Naval Officer's Sword. With a Note by J.D. Aylward; Sketches by John Munday; Edited by Commander W.E. May. L: HMSO, 1955. Pp 239. 8vo, blue cloth. "Sir Geoffrey Callendar, formerly Directorof the National Maritime Museum, invited Captain Bosanquet to list every w eapon in the collections, checking and counter-checking the attributions ofeach. The result is something far more than the ordinary dry museum catalo gue, of interest only to the expert. In describing the swords, he takes us behind the scenes and shows us how their history can often be traced and confirmed or denied. A most useful adjunct is the hitherto unpublished list of sword cutlers with their dates and places of business, which is of the greatest value in checking the date of a naval sword." -from the dj. Faint shelfwear, a few spots to edges, expunged signature to ffep, else vg in slightly rubbed dj with two short tears. 500.00

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112 BOURNE, William TAYLOR, E.G.R. Hakluyt Society, Second Series, CXXI Regiment for the Sea, and Other Writings on Navigation. in dj.
Hakluyt Society, Cambridge, 1963, 
BOURNE, William. A Regiment for the Sea, and Other Writings on Navigation .By William Bourne of Gravesend, a gunner (c. 1535-1582). Edited by E.G.R. Taylor. Cambridge: Published for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press, 1963. Pp. [i]-xxxv,(1),1-464, frontis., + 10 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt decoration to spine. Hakluyt Society, Second Series, no. CXXI. Contents: 1. An Almanacke and Prognostication for three yeeres... nowe newlye added vnto my late Rulles of Nauigation, 1571, 2. A Regiment for the Sea, 1574; 3. A Regiment for the Sea, 1580; 4. An almanacke & prognostication for x. yeeres, 1581. With numerous appendices. Boards and spine waterstained, else vg in moderately spotted (severe to spine panel) dj. 35.00

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113 BOWEN, Frank C. Sea : Its History and Romance. Vol. I.
Halton & Truscott Smith, London , 0, 
BOWEN, Frank C. The Sea : Its History and Romance. Vol. I. London : Halton & Truscott Smith, Ltd., n.d. [1920s]. Pp (4),1-308,+coloured frontis. Illustrated with Plates and Maps (some coloured, one folding). Index. 4to, blue cloth, gilt to front board and spine. Contents : 1. The Discovery of Britain. 2. Before the Conquest. 3. The Norman Conquerors and Their Successors. 4. The French Wars. 5. The Tudors. 6. The Spanish Menace. 7. The Navy and the Stuarts. 8. The Dutch War. 9. The Navy and the Restoration. 10. Ships andSeamen. 11. The Early Explorers. 12. The Beginning of Trade. 13. The Openi ng of the East. 14. Westward Ho! 15. Sea Rovers. Rubbed, wear to spine endsand corners, slightly cocked, black smoke darkening to edges, else good. V olume I (of 4) only 50.00

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114 BOWEN, Frank C. Wooden Walls in Action. 1st UK in dj
Halton & Co., London, 1951, 
BOWEN, Frank C. Wooden Walls in Action. London: Halton & Co., (1951). FirstPrinting. Pp 144. Illustrated. Lg 8vo, blue cloth. "Wooden Walls in Action opens with the Battle of Sluys in 1340, often described as the first Engli sh naval victory. It ends in 1866 with the engagement at Lissa, the last fleet action in which wooden walls took part. The author's secondary purpose has been to describe the evolution of naval tactics, from the soldiers-at-sea policy of Sluys to the preoccupation with ramming which followed Lissa. Nearly seventy separate incidents are recorded, mostly British and Americanbut involving many other countries." - from the dj. Vg in torn dj 60.00

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115 BOWLES, G. Stewart Gun-Room Ditty Box. 2nd UK no dj
Methuen, London, 1905, 
BOWLES, G. Stewart. A Gun-Room Ditty Box. (Second Edition.) With a Preface by Rear-Admiral Lord Charles Beresford. L.: Methuen & Co., n.d. [1905?]. Pp150. 8vo, illustrated red and blue cloth. A collection of poetry and prose . Vg. 25.00

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116 BOWLEY, Robert In Search of Truth: A new version of the episodes leading up to, during andfollowing the mutiny on the Bounty. in dj.
Rebel Publishing, 1995, ISBN:0968019714 
BOWLEY, Robert. In Search of Truth: A new version of the episodes leading up to, during and following the mutiny on the Bounty. Peterborough, ON: Rebel Publishing, (1995). Pp 98. Illustrated with numerous b/w and/or colour illustrations to text. 4to, black cloth. Robert Bowley, fascinated by the mutiny on the Bounty and the subsequent relationships of the mutineers with the natives of Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands, puts forth various theories on this theme. He uses stamp designs issued by the Pitcairn islanders relating to the mutiny and settlement of the colony to illustrated his book. Very good in rubbed dj. 25.00

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117 Boy's Own Annual. HARDING, Robert, ed. DUNBAR, George. Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1936-1937.
Boy's Own Paper Office, London, 1937, 
(Boy's Own Annual). The Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1934-1935. Edited by Robert Harding. London : The Boy's Own Paper Office, n.d. [1937]. Pp. [i]-iv,1-576,+ frontispiece + 3 black-and-white aviation plates. Index. Large thick 8vo, illustrated green cloth with a cricket scene to the front board andthe spine, black and cream lettering to frnot board and spine. Of nautical interest: "True Pirate Tales: The Sack of Panama" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 33 -34); "The 'Rogue' Run: A Story of a Temperamental Torpedo" ("Sea-Wrack", pp. 155-159, a short story); "Where Time Stands Still: Pitcairn Island" (Edward Vernon Clayton, pp. 196, 1 photo); "Secrets from the Deep: Dr. William Beebe's Weird and Amazing Discoveries in the Depths of the Ocean" (T.C. Bridges, pp. 200-202); "On the Road to Snizort Family and the Mermaid with theDetachable Tail" ("Bywayman", pp. 212-214, a short story); "A Model Submar ine" ("Adsum, p. 214); "The Loss of the Birkenhead" (Captain S.J. Parker, pp. 225-226); "The Deep-Sea Menace: How the Naval Mine is Constructed, Laid,and Swept Up" (Commander H.R. Gordon Cumming", pp. 232-234, 1 photo and 2 diagrams); "True Pirate Tales: The Rescue of Robinson Crusoe" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 238-239, on William Dampier); "The Haunted Reef: A Gripping Yarn of the South Seas" (E. Collins, pp. 244-247, a short story); "True Pirate Tales: The Capture of the Great Mogul's Treasure Ship" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 248-249, on John Avery); "The Truth About Rowing nia Boat Race" (Hylton Cleaver, pp. 253-254, 1 photo); "Little Ships That Do Great Work" (John C. Campbell, pp. 264-266, 2 photos of the tug Seaman and barque Olivebank, and tug Norman and M.V. Port Hobart); "Britain's Oldest Ship Sinks" (p 287, on the ketch Ceres); "The S.S. Scouter: Sea Scouts' Novel Training Centre" (Frank Illingworth, p. 294, 1 photo); "Scourge of the Seas: A Tale of the Naval Secret Service" (a two-part serial by "Sea-Wrack"); "Land of the Blizzard: The Empire's New Possession: Australian Antarctic Territory" (T.C. Bridges,pp. 330-332, 3 whaling photos); "Early Explorers of the Pacific" (James Bo swell, p. 335); "Model Yachting Terms" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 399); "Build the 'B.O.P.' Land Yacht!" (Frank Illingworth, pp. 425-426); "Can You Row a BoatWell?: Some Points About Rowing" (E. Wrightson, pp. 468-469, with five dia grams); "Magnetic Ship Control" (John Silvester, p. 478, with two modellingdiagrams); "How to Make a Surf-rider" (p. 499, with four diagrams); "Ness by Ness: A Coastwise Cruise from Southend to Southwold in a Canvas Canoe" (Geoffrey Prout, pp. 518-520, with 8 photos and a map). Of Canadian interest: 3 L.C. Douthwaite "Larry Vincent, RCMP" stories; "Buffalo Trails" (Bud Cotton, pp. 470-472, about following a buffalo herd near Wainwright, Alberta); "Canada's Red Indians" (Philip H. Godsell, pp. 536-538). Other interesting pieces: "The History of Fireworks in England" (A. St. H. Brock, pp. 80-81); "A Footplate Trip with the 'Breakfast Flyer'" (H. Underwood, pp. 91-92, rail travel); "New Types of Aeroplanes" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 93-95, with photos of the Hawker Huricane, Fairey Battle Bomber, and Vickers Supermarine Stranraer Flying-boat); "Croydon Ho!: Flying Home from Australia for Christmas" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 132-134, with five photos and a map of the air route); "Khartoum: Garden City of Africa" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 189-191, 5 photos); "Off the Map" (Surgeon-Commander G. Murray Levick, R.N., pp. 193-194, about a Public Schools Exploring Society trip to the Lapland); "The Sport of Falconry: How Hawks are Traind to Kill Fur and Feather" (EricHardy, p. 309, 1 photo); "The King as an Airman" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 354-355, 2 photos of the future King George VI piloting a De Havilland and a 504K Avro); "Singapore: The Wonder City of the East" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 377-379); "Behind the Scenes at Le Mans" (Charles Metchin, pp. 385-389); "The Empire Flying Boats" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 433-435, 3 photos and 1 diagram); "London to New York in A.D. 2000: A Transatlantic Crossing Ten Miles Above the Earth!" (described by An Aircraft Engineer, pp. 447-448; right on as far as the six-hour New York-London jaunt; a little off on the "for a penny a mile!" prediction); "The Tailor Who Explored: The true story of how Kinthup, a Buddhist, playing a lone han on behalf of the Indian Survey, solved the mystery of Tibet's two great rivers, the Tsang-po and the Brahmaputra" (Sir George Dunbar, pp. 492-494); "Sea Cave Exploring During Your Holidays" (Sydney Moorhouse, pp. 525-526); "Race Swimming: How to Improve Speed and Win Races" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 527); "Giant American Locomotives" (H. Coble and A.R. Payne, pp. 555-556); "A First Solo Flight" (W.R.A. Walters). Boards lightly soiled, front inner hinge cracked, else very good. 50.00

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Life of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson.  no dj. , BRADFORD, Edward E., Admiral Sir WILSON, Arthur Knyvet, Admiral Sir.
118 BRADFORD, Edward E., Admiral Sir WILSON, Arthur Knyvet, Admiral Sir. Life of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson. no dj.
John Murray, 1923, 
BRADFORD, Edward E., Admiral Sir. Life of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson. L: John Murray, 1923. Pp 257, frontis., [4] leaves plates. A biography of this First Sea Lord of the Dreadnought era, written by a friend and brother officer who long served under his command. Slightly rubbed, spine sunned, edges specked, else vg. 125.00

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119 BRADFORD, Ernle Great Ship. in dj.
Hamish Hamilton, 1986, 
BRADFORD, Ernle. The Great Ship. L: Hamish Hamilton, (1986). Pp 176, 16 pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. A concise analysis of the strategic and tactical importance of the big-gun ship from the development of the Venetian galleon to the eclipse of the battleship in the twetieth century. Vg in dj. 50.00

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120 BRADFORD, Ernle Mighty Hood. 2nd UK in dj.
Hodder & Stoughton, 1959, 
BRADFORD, Ernle. The Mighty Hood. L: Hodder & Stoughton, (December 1959). Second Printing. Pp 224 + 8 pages of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 0982. A very literate history of this epochal British battlecruiser, from her launch in the dying days of the First World War to her destruction in the early years of the Second. Fine in fine dj. 65.00

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