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121 NELSON, Horatio). BRITTON, C. J. BRITTON, C. J. CALLENDER, Geoffrey, Sir (foreword) New Chronicles of the Life of Lord Nelson
Cornish Brothers, Birmingham, 1946, 
(NELSON, Horatio). BRITTON, C. J. New Chronicles of the Life of Lord Nelson; with a foreword by Professor Sir Geoffrey Callender. Birmingham: Cornish Brothers, [1946]. Pp. 125 + 6 leaves of plates, 2 folding genealogical tab les, and 1 folding plan. Port. frontis. 8vo, blue cloth with red lettering to spine. Cowie 178. Nelson's life, with greater emphasis placed on his personal life instead of his military escapades. Includes a list of his maladies from childhood through to his later years, a list of the places he had visited on duty and for pleasure, etc. Slightly rubbed, ex-libris sticker and gift inscription to ffep, else vg. 100.00

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Nelson The Commander. Book Club Edition in dustjacket, NELSON, Horatio). BENNETT, Geoffrey BENNETT, Geoffrey
122 NELSON, Horatio). BENNETT, Geoffrey BENNETT, Geoffrey Nelson The Commander. Book Club Edition in dustjacket
Scribner, 1972, 1972 
(NELSON, Horatio). BENNETT, Geoffrey. Nelson The Commander. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, (1972). Book Club Edition. Pp (10),[1]-322,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With map end-papers.

Captain Geoffrey Martin Bennett DSC, FRHS (b June 7, 1909, London – d September 5, 1983, Ludlow, Shropshire) was a British Royal Navy officer and author.

Cowie 194.

"Nelson the man - daring in battle and winner of victories, the romantic figure who epiipitomized British dash and courage. At his state funeral, beloved and mourned by his countrymen, he was eulogized as 'the hero who in the moment of victory fell covered with Imortal glory.'

Yet what of Nelson the commander? Did he really earn the fame and honor that history has heaped upon him? Did his strategic grasp match his tactical skill? These are some of the questions examined by Geoffrey Bennett in this fascinating study, the first full-length biogrraphy of Nelson by a professional naval officer since Mahan's classic Life, published 75 years ago.

Having rapidly advanced up the ranks in his early career, Nelson quickly became a controversial and magnetic figure. His triumphs af Cape St. Vincent and the Nile, were set beside failures at Teneriffe and Boulogne. With the glories of Copenhagen and Trafalgar still before him, his passion for Emma Hamilton and its consequences — the judicial murder of Caracciolo and such flagrant disobedience of orders that he was instructed to strike his flag — cast a shadow over his career.

Based on a wealth of documents as well as his own expert knowledge of the great age of fighting sail, Captain Bennett offers a unique picture of Nelson's place in the Napoleonic wars and his influence on subsequent naval history. For example, he presents the first fully documented account of Nelson's failure to co-operate with Admiral Ushakov, which seriously affected the Mediterranean campaign.

Lavishly illustrated with 66 paintings, engravings, drawings and specially prepared maps, this biography of the greatest naval commanders will be as warmly recieved by the genral reader as by the student of history." from the dj

Contents :
Foreword by Admiral Sir Peter Hill-Norton.
1. Dialectic;
2. Neptune's Cradle;
3. Ship-of-the-Line;
4. The Fleet in which He Served;
5. First Steps to Glory;
6. Aboukir Bay;
7. Emma;
8. To the Baltic;
9. Boulogne and Merton;
10. A Long Watch and a Long Chase;
11. Cape Trafalgar;
12. Legacy.

With notes on the plates, bibliography and index.

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123 NELSON, Horatio). CAPES, Renalt Poseidon : A Personal Study of Admiral Lord Nelson. First Edition.
Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1947, 
(NELSON, Horatio). CAPES, Renalt. Poseidon : A Personal Study of Admiral Lord Nelson. London : Sidgwick and Jackson Limited, (1947). First Edition. Pp(6),vii-viii,(2),3-206 + portrait frontispiece + 5 plates. 8vo, blue cloth , gilt lettering to spine. Cowie 179. An early and, on the whole, quite sensible examination of the private life of the great man. The chief focus is on the "sins" he committed with Emma Hamilton, but these are balanced with an appreciation of her own incipient greatest, and with a subtle psychological portrait of the hero himself. With index. Cloth slightly rubbed, faded,else very good. 50.00

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124 NELSON, Horatio). GRENFELL, Russell Nelson the Sailor. First American Edition in dustjacket
Macmillan, New York, 1950, 
(NELSON, Horatio). GRENFELL, Russell, Captain . Nelson the Sailor. New York: Macmillan Co., 1950. First US Printing. Pp 235. Illustrated. 8vo, blue c loth. Cowie 181. Very good in dustjacket. 37.00

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125 NELSON, Horatio). RUSSELL, W. Clark RUSSELL, W. Clark Horatio Nelson and the Naval Supremacy of England. 6th American Edition
Putnam, New York, 1896, 
(NELSON, Horatio). RUSSELL, W. Clark. Horatio Nelson and the Naval Supremacy of England. With the Collaboration of William H. Jaques. Sixth Edition. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1896. Pp 359. Illustrated. 8vo, orange library cloth. Cowie 157. Ex-library (rebound in library cloth), else very good. 20.00

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126 NELSON, Horatio). VINCENT, Edgar. Nelson : Love and Fame. First Edition in dustjacket.
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2003, ISBN:0300097972 
(NELSON, Horatio). VINCENT, Edgar. Nelson : Love & Fame. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, (2003). First Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-xiii,(1),[1]- 640,(2), including frontispiece, illustrated endpapers, maps and diagrams to text + [32] pages of plates. Thick 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The story of Horatio Nelson's life - his naval glory, public fame, charismatic leadership, scandalous romance, and untimely death as he led the British to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. This biography of Nelson (1758-1805) presents an account of his climb to fame as well as the details ofhis personal and emotional life. A man of contradictions, Nelson emerges i n this biography as a ruthless and aggressive leader, the epitome of a fighting commander; an ambitious attention-seeker capable of self-pity, self-delusion and childish behaviour; yet to be admired for his transcendent courage, kindness and leadership skills, which inspired love and affection in those he led. Edgar Vincent builds on research and examines the extensive primary sources, seeking to enlarge our understanding of Nelson the man. He offers interpretations of Nelson's victories to illustrate his grasp of today's concept of mission-command two centuries ahead of his time; his disobedience of his Commander-in-Chief's orders; and his part in the bloody and chaotic Napoleonic counter-revolution. Vincent also analyses the motives and attitudes of key figures who surrounded him, among them Earl Spencer, Earl St Vincent, Sir William Hamilton and Thomas Troubridge. Interwoven with the events of Nelson's career is his emotional journey, his early infatuations,his courtship and marriage with Frances Nisbet, and his all-consuming affa ir with his mistress Lady Hamilton, one of the most celebrated beauties of the 18th century and the mother of his child. Captured on these pages in all his vigour and complexity, Nelson is as chatismatic a figure today as he was nearly two hundred years ago." - from the dust jacket. Introduction. 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, Dilemm as, 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 in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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127 NELSON, Horatio). WALDER, David WALDER, David Nelson. US book club in dj
Dial Press, 1978, 
(NELSON, Horatio). WALDER, David. Nelson : A Biography. N.Y.: Dial Press, 1978. Book Club Edition. Pp 538. Illustrated. 8vo, teal cloth, silver lettering. Cowie 201. "This book also seeks to explain what distinguished Nelson from other admirals and how he introduced a new concept of naval warfare, which aimed at total destruction of the enemy. The three great victories at the Nile, Copenhagen, and Trafalgar are described with freshness and immediacy. David Walder captures the atmosphere of naval warfare during the Napoleonic Wars and skillfully leads the reader through the intricacies of Nelson's sea battles. His vivid presentation of a national hero, shorn of myth and exaggeration, is a remarkable achievement." - the dj. Vg in dj. 15.00

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Drake's Drum and other Songs of the Sea.  Signed ltd ed. , NEWBOLT, Henry McCORMICK, A.D.
128 NEWBOLT, Henry McCORMICK, A.D. Drake's Drum and other Songs of the Sea. Signed ltd ed.
Hodder and Stoughton, 1905, 
NEWBOLT, Henry. Drake's Drum and other Songs of the Sea. With Illustrationsin Colour by A.D. McCormick. (L): Hodder and Stoughton, [ca. 1905]. Pp 143 , tipped-in frontis., [11] leaves tipped-in plates. Small 4to, vellum covered boards, t.e.g. Number 16 of an edition limited to 250 copies signed by the artist. A splendidly-illustrated deluxe edition of Newbolt's stirring and doughty naval verse. Contents include "Drake's Drum"; "Songs of the Fleet"; "Ode for Trafalgar Day, 1905"; "The Hundredth Year"; "The Fighting Téméraire"; "Admirals All"; "San Stefano"; "Hawke"; "The Bright Medusa"; "The Old Superb"; "The Quarter-Gunner's Yarn"; "Northumberland"; "Craven"; "Messmates"; "The Death of Admiral Blake"; "The Sailing of the Long-Ships"; "Homeward Bound". Inner hinges broken, split to spine internally, boards splayed,very light but persistent foxing, nicks to edges of ffep, else vg. 450.00

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Great Seaman : The Life of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry F. Oliver. First Edition in dustjacket., OLIVER, Henry F., Admiral Sir JAMES, William, Admiral Sir. BRYANT, Arthur, foreword.
129 OLIVER, Henry F., Admiral Sir JAMES, William, Admiral Sir. BRYANT, Arthur, foreword. Great Seaman : The Life of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry F. Oliver. First Edition in dustjacket.
H.F. & G. Witherby, London , 1956, 
(OLIVER, Henry F., Admiral Sir). JAMES, William, Admiral Sir. A Great Seaman : The Life of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry F. Oliver. London : H.F. & G. Witherby, (1956). First Edition. Pp 189, frontis., [7] leaves plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Contents include: "Early Years in the Border Country, 1865-1880"; "Midshipman Under Sail in the Channel Fleet and on the South American Coast, 1880-1885"; "Sub-Lieutenant and Lieutenant Under Sail in the Pacific, 1885-1888"; "Surveying on the East Coast of Africa, Seychelles, Red Sea and Mediterranean, 1889-1894"; "Navigating Lieutenant and Commander in Australian Waters and Channel Fleet, 1894-1903"; "Captain of Navigation School, Cruiser Achilles, Battleship Thunderer, and Naval Assistant to Lord Fisher,1903-1913"; "Director of Naval Intelligence and Naval Secretary to Mr. Chu rchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, 1913-1914"; "Chief of Staff, Admiralty, 1914-1918"; "Rear-Admiral, Battle-Cruisers; Vice-Admiral, Second Battle Squadron; Second Sea Lord; Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet, 1918-1927"; "Royal National Lifeboat Institution". Very good in slightly rubbed, price-clipped dj. 100.00

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130 PACK, S. W. C. CUNNINGHAM OF HYNDHOPE, Viscount Cunningham : The Commander. First Edition in dustjacket
B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1974, ISBN:0713427884 
PACK, S. W. C. Cunningham : The Commander. London : B.T. Batsford Ltd., (1974). First Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-x,(2),[1]-323,(10, frontispiece portrait + 22 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "An admiral who is loved and admired by his subordinates, feared and respected by his enemies and perhaps a still greater test who wins the willing co-operation of his allies: such a leader is rare indeed. Such, however, was Andrew Cunningham, the greatest British naval commander, in the opinion of Captain S. W. C. Pack, since Nelson. As biographer of Cunninghams professional career Captain Pack enjoys unusual advantages: service under Cunningham in the Mediterranean and in Washington, friendship with many of those closest to his subject during the War, and a skill and experience as naval historian which have born fruit in such books as The Battle of Matapan, Admiral Lord Anson, and The Battle for Crete. These are qualifications which it would be hard to match. This book takes the form primarily of a narrative, but one in which analysis plays its part along with a recital of the sequence of events. The cadet at Dartmouth is seen as father of the man who was to be Allied Naval Commander at the time of the North Africa Landings (1942-43) and later First Sea Lord at the Admiralty. Again, Cunninghams early years of command and long service in destroyers kindled a spirit of enterprise and pugnacity which was later to result in the victories of Taranto and Matapan." (from the dj). Contents : 1. A Glimpse of Cunningham; 2. Fight You on Sunday: Formative Years (1883-98). 3. A Taste for Action (1898-1917); 4. Impressionable Days with Keyes and Cowan (1918-19); 5. Post Captain (1920-31); 6. Flag Rank (1932-36); 7. Command of the Battle Cruisers, and an UnexpectedSpell at Admiralty (1937-39). 8. In Command in the Mediterranean (1939-40) ; 9. Seek Out and Destroy (1940); 10. The Luftwaffe Intervenes (January 1941-March 1941); 11. Matapan (March 1941); 12.. Withdrawal from Greece and Crete (April 1941-May 1941); 13. The Mediterranean Fleet in Adversity (June 1941 - December 1941); 14. In Adversity: Defiance (January 1942-March 1942);15. The Combined Chiefs of Staff, Washington (June 1942-October 1942); 16. Allied Naval Commander, North Africa Landings (November 1942-February 1943 ); 17. Prelude to Victory in the Mediterranean (March 1943-August 1943); 18. In Victory: Magnanimity (Septemoer 1943); 19.. Great Sailor. Appendixes: I. Summary of Events in Cunningham's Life; II. Operation and Conference Code Names; III. Abbreviations. Penned name, else very good in slightly nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 25.00

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131 PARRY, Ann (ed.) FREMANTLE, Thomas Francis, Admiral) NELSON, Horatio) Admirals Fremantle. First Edition in dustjacket
Chatto & Windus, London, 1971, ISBN:070111603x 
PARRY, Ann (ed.). Admirals Fremantle. London : Chatto & Windus, 1971. FirstEdition. Pp 286, including frontis. + 22 pp of plates with 1 pp chart and several maps to text. 8vo, red cloth, gilt to spine. The four distinguishedAdmirals Fremantle who are the subject of this book are: "[...] Thomas Fra ncis Fremantle (1765-1819) who was a close friend of Nelson, and one of hiscaptains both at Copenhagen and Trafalgar. His son, Charles Howe Fremantle (1800-1869) had a major port in Australia named after him, and was Flag Of ficer in charge at Balaklava during the Crimean War. [...] His nephew, Edmund Robert Fremantle (1836-1929), served as a commander in New Zealand at the time of the fierce wars with the Maoris of the 1860s, [...] Finally, Sidney Robert Fremantle (1867-1958) brings the story up to and beyond the FirstWorld War, during the course of which he held high posts both with the Fle et at sea and in the Admiralty." -from the dust jacket. Very good in rubbeddustjacket. 50.00

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Parry of the Arctic:  The Life Story of Admiral Sir Edward Parry 1790-1855.1st UK in dj, PARRY, Edward, Admiral Sirl). PARRY, Ann PARRY, Ann
132 PARRY, Edward, Admiral Sirl). PARRY, Ann PARRY, Ann Parry of the Arctic: The Life Story of Admiral Sir Edward Parry 1790-1855.1st UK in dj
1963, 
(PARRY, Edward, Admiral Sirl). PARRY, Ann. Parry of the Arctic: The Life Story of Admiral Sir Edward Parry 1790-1855. L.: Chatto & Windus, 1963. FirstEdition. Pp (11),8-240 + 16 p of plates, 6 maps in text + folding map at r ear. 8vo, turquoise blue cloth. NMM II:1112. "Written by his great-great-granddaughter, this is a biography of the famous nineteenth century sailor and Polar explorer. Parry is most remembered for his several expeditions in search of the North West Passage and his attempt to reach the North Pole; but he was also a public servant of the highest distinction, being at variousstages of his busy life Hydrographer to the Admiralty, Commissioner to a l arge agricultural company in Australia, a poor law commissioner in Norfolk,and active in re-organising of the steam packet service and the Navy's fir st experiments in changing over from sail to steam. The reader will be particularly fascinated by Parry's resourceful and unorthodox expedients for keeping his ship's companies in good heart during ice-bound winters." - dj. Chapters : 3. Lancaster Sound; 4. Melville Island; 5. Fury and Hecla Strait;7. Prince Regent Inlet; 7. Alderley; 8. Furthest North; 9. Hydrographer; 1 3. Packet Boats; 14. The Steam Department; 17. Greenwich. With bibliographyand index. Owner's name, ow vg in chipped dj (with 1 inch loss to head of dj spine). 60.00

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133 PEARS, Randolph, Commander Young Sea Dogs : Some Adventures of Midshipmen of the Fleet. First Editionin dustjacket
Putnam, London, 1960, 
PEARS, Randolph, Commander, Royal Navy (Retd.). Young Sea Dogs : Some Adventures of Midshipmen of the Fleet. London : Putnam, (1960). First Edition. Pp (10),11-250, frontispiece + 8 pp plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The naval midshipman has always cut an intriguing figure—certainly not a rating, yet hardly an officer: more than a youth, yet not quite a man. Recently he has been abolished, but has survived to go to sea again; though it seems unlikely that any guided missile ship of the future will possess a Gunroom, that traditional stronghold of the "Young Gentlemen". The "mid." is sometimes looked on as a kind of cadet: Young Sea Dogs demonstrates that his training is apt to be a tough and bloody one, in war. Commander Pears tells the stories of midshipmen's exploits at sea - from Mid. Heywood in the Bounty mutiny of 1789, down to two D.S.C.'s won by midshipmen at the Battle of the River Plate. Men who later became distinguished Admirals often had exceptionally adventurous and amusing careers as "snotties".The author therefore includes accounts of the early days at sea of Fisher, Jellicoe, and Lord Charles Beresford. He also gives full accounts of such notable episodes as Mid. William Kennedy attacking eighty heavily-armed Mandarin Junks with only his own light pinnace; Mid. Hindmarsh taking the incapicated Bellerophon out of action at the Nile; and the V.C. won by Mid Drewry, R.N.R., at the Dardandles. Young Sea Dogs forms an exhilarating collection of naval adventures—not solemn or too important, but gay and often heroic, as befits the sprightly age of their protagonists." (from the dj). Chapters : 1. Midshipmen in the Days of Howe and Nelson ; 2. Mid. Edward Pellew, R.N.; 3. Mid. Peter Heywood, R.N., of H.M.S. Bounty; 4. Mid. Edmund Lyons, R.N.; 5. A Midshipman Medley; 6. Mid. William Kennedy, R.N.; 7. Mid. The Hon. Victor Montagu, R.N.; 8. Mid. John Arbuthnot Fisher, R.N.; 9. Some Heroic Midshipmen ; 10. Mid. Lord Charles Beresford, R.N.; 11. Mid. John R. Jellicoe, R.N.; 12. Mid. Bertram Chambers, R.N.; 13. A Midshipman in World War I - Some Personal Memories; 14. World War II - and after. With appendicesand index. Very good in unclipped, nicked dustjacket. 40.00

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134 PELLY, Henry, Admiral Sir. 300,000 Sea Miles : An Autobiography.
Chatto and Windus, London , 1938, 
PELLY, Henry, Admiral Sir. 300,000 Sea Miles : An Autobiography. London : Chatto and Windus, 1938. First Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(1),1-222,(2), port. frontis. + 7 leaves of plates + 1 folding plan. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt signature to front board, top edge dyed blue. Contents : Preface. The Far East. The West Indies. The South Seas. The Royal Yachts. The Channel and Mediterranean. More or Less a Civilian. H.M.S. Tiger – First Year. H.M.S. Tiger – Second Year. Portsmouth. Egypt and the Red Sea. Gibraltar. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Very scarce. 250.00

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135 PELLY, Henry, Admiral Sir. 300,000 Sea Miles : An Autobiography.
Chatto and Windus, London , 1938, 
PELLY, Henry, Admiral Sir. 300,000 Sea Miles : An Autobiography. London : Chatto and Windus, 1938. First Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(1),1-222,(2), port. frontis. + 7 leaves of plates + 1 folding plan. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt signature to front board, top edge dyed blue. Contents : Preface. The Far East. The West Indies. The South Seas. The Royal Yachts. The Channel and Mediterranean. More or Less a Civilian. H.M.S. Tiger – First Year. H.M.S. Tiger – Second Year. Portsmouth. Egypt and the Red Sea. Gibraltar. Light rubbing to boards, some sparse spotting to fore-edge, occasional marginal smudging with a couple foxed spots to a few of the plates, else very good. Lacking dj. With an inked note to title page regarding Admiral Pelly's passing in 1942. Very scarce. 200.00

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136 PEPYS, Samuel). TANNER, J.R., (ed.) Navy Records Society Vol.027 Descriptive Catalogue of The Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalen College, Cambridge. Volume II: Admiralty Letters
Navy Records Society, 1904, 
(PEPYS, Samuel). TANNER, J.R., (ed). A Descriptive Catalogue of The Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalen College, Cambridge. Volume II: Admiralty Letters. L.: Navy Records Society, 1904. Pp 455. 8vo, blue cloth spine, white cloth boards, with gilt to front and spine. Publications ofthe Navy Records Society Vol.27. With index. Front hinge-paper cracked, el se vg. Vol.II only. 40.00

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137 PEPYS, Samuel). TANNER, J.R., (ed.) Navy Records Society Vol.036 Descriptive Catalogue of The Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalen College, Cambridge.
Navy Records Society, 1909, 
(PEPYS, Samuel). TANNER, J.R., (ed). A Descriptive Catalogue of The Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalen College, Cambridge. L.: NavyRecords Society, 1904. Pp 458. 8vo, blue cloth spine, white cloth boards, with gilt to front and spine. Publications of the Navy Records Society Vol.27. With indices. Vg. 50.00

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British Flag Triumphant!  or, The Wooden Walls of Old England: Being Copiesof the London Gazettes, Containing the Accounts of the Great Victories and Gallant Exploits of the British Fleets, During the Last and Present War. First Edition, RADSTOCK, William Waldegrave).
138 RADSTOCK, William Waldegrave). British Flag Triumphant! or, The Wooden Walls of Old England: Being Copiesof the London Gazettes, Containing the Accounts of the Great Victories and Gallant Exploits of the British Fleets, During the Last and Present War. First Edition
1806, 1806 
[RADSTOCK, William Waldegrave]. The British Flag Triumphant! or, The WoodenWalls of Old England: Being Copies of the London Gazettes, Containing the Accounts of the Great Victories and Gallant Exploits of the British Fleets,During the Last and Present War: Together with correct Lists of Admirals and Captains in the Several Engagements: To which is Prefixed, An Address tothe Officers, Seamen, and Marines, of His Majesty's Fleets. London : "Sold by Messrs. F.C. & J. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard; J. Hatchard, Picca dilly; & J. Asperne, Cornhill", 1806. First Edition. Pp (6),[3]-108 + 6-page list of subscribers. 8vo, in 3/4 red leather with 2 raised bands, red cloth boards (bound by Hatchards), gilt lettering and two small gilt anchors to spine. Top-edge gilt.

Cowie 94, Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum, Vol 5. Naval History 1926 [under Anonymous].

"Baron Radstock took part in the Battle of St. Vincent in 1797, and was made an Admiral in 1802 (see DNB).

Immediate accounts of the victories of Howe, Cornwallis,Bridport, Jervis, Duncan, Nelson, Smith, Saumarez, Collingwood, Strachan, and Duckworth; with the London Gazette's account of Lord Nelson's public funeral.

Contents: The Address (pp.[3]-11) was written by Sir James Allan Park (1763-1838).
Chapters :
1. Lord Howe, 1st June, 1794 [i.e. The Glorious First of June];
2. Admiral Cornwallis, 17th June, 1798;
3. Lord Bridport, 23June, 1795;
4. Sir John Jervis, 14th February, 1797 [the Battle of Cape St Vincent];
5. Admiral Duncan, 11th October, 1797;
6. Sir Horatio Nelson, The Nile, 1st August, 1798;
7. Sir Sydney Smith, 1799;
8. Lord Nelson, Copenhagen, 2nd April 1801;
9. Sir James Saurmarez, 8th July, 1801;
10. Lord Nelson, Trafalgar, 21st October, 1805;
11. Lord Collingwood's Continuation;
12. Sir R.J. Strachan, 3rd November, 1805;
13. Sir J.T. Duckworth, 6th February, 1806 [Sir John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817, later Governor of Newfoundland].

Author's inscription: "The [] address to this little Work is written by James Allan Park Esq - one of his Majesty's Council. The rest was compiled & put together by Admiral Lord Radstock, by whom it is now presented to Mr Anderson Delacy in token of his regard & esteem / Radstock / Jan'y 12th, 1811"

A very good, tidy, clean and tight copy, attractivley bound. 2,000.00.

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139 REEVES, Joseph Mason, Admiral). HAYES, John D. Naval War College Review, Volume XXIII, Number 3 November 1970 ROBINSON, William H. BEX, John E. Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves, USN.
Naval War College, Newport, RI, 1970, 
(REEVES, Joseph Mason, Admiral). HAYES, John D. "Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves, USN". An article in Naval War College Review, Volume XXIII, Number 3 November 1970, pp. 48-57. Newport, RI: Naval War College, 1970. Pp. 99. Illustrated. Double column. 8vo, illustrated card covers. Also: "An Element of International Affairs - The Military Mind" by Commander William H. Robinson, Jr., U.S. Navy; "Quantitative Information for Strategic Decisions" by MajorStuart J. Yuill, U.S. Army; "Navy and Polity: A 1973 Baseline" by Professo r John M. Roberts and Lieutenant Commander Thomas V. Golder, U.S. Navy; "Japan; An Alien Ally" by Colonel John E. Bex, U.S. Air Force Reserve; "The Genesis of Antimilitarism on the College Campus: A Contemporary Case Study ofStudent Protest" by Lieutenant Commander Theodore T. Leber, Jr., U.S. Navy . Lightly rubbed, with two inkstamps, ow vg. For the issue. 9.00

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140 REGAN, Geoffrey Guinness Book of Naval Blunders. Third Printing.
Guiness Publishing, Enfield, Middlesex, 1995, ISBN:0851127134 
REGAN, Geoffrey. The Guinness Book of Naval Blunders. (Enfield, Middlesex):Guinness Publishing, (1994). Third Printing. Pp. (6),1-186. Illustrated. 8 vo, illustrated grey card covers with blue and red lettering to front coverand spine. Part I: 1. Lunatic Admirals; 2. The Tale of a Tub; 3. The Price of Admiralty; 4. A Life on the Ocean Wave; 5. Above Us the Waves; 6. That Sinking Feeling. Part II. Case Studies. "Who was responsible for the designof the Admiral Popov, the circular Russian battleship that wouldn't steer straight? Why did Admiral Anson set out to circumnavigate the world with a crew of Chelsea pensioners? And how did the British cruiser HMS Trinidad manage to torpedo itself in the Arctic in 1942? From the author of the bestselling Guinness Book of Military Blunders comes an equally absorbing and diverting survey of naval incompetence from Roman times to the Falklands War. Crammed with intriguing and often bizarre anecdotes, and embellished by 50 fascinating illustrations, the book takes a serious but often entertaining look at the misjudgements and oversights of captains, fleet commanders, strategic planners and ship designers over the ages. In addition, more detailed case studies provide in-depth analysis of what went wrong in key naval battles and campaigns such as Navarino, Lissa, Tsushima, the Dardanelles, theDogger Bank and Leyte Gulf." - rear cover. Pouch from HMCS Sackville insid e rear cover, else very good. 15.00

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