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121 LE MASSON, Henri Navies of the Second World War French Navy 1 & 2. 1st US in djs
Doubleday & Co., 1969, 
LE MASSON, Henri. The French Navy 1 & 2. Garden City : Doubleday & Co., (1969). First Printing. Pp 174 + 176. Illustrated. Oblong 12mo, black cloth. In the Navies of the Second World War series. Very good in unclipped dustjackets. Getting uncommon. The set for 50.00

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122 LEINER, Frederick C. Millions for Defense : The Subscription Warships of 1798. First Printing industjacket
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1999, ISBN:155750508x 
LEINER, Frederick C. Millions for Defense : The Subscription Warships of 1798. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, (1999). First Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-viii,(2),[1]-262,(6). Index. 8vo, blue cloth spine, white paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "The title of this book comes from a toast popular with Americans in the late 1790s - "millions for defense, not a cent for tribute." Americans were incensed by demands for bribes from French diplomats and by France's galling seizures of U.S. merchant ships, and asthey teetered toward open war, were disturbed by their country's lack of w arships. Provoked to action, private U.S. citizens decided to help build a navy. Merchants from Newburyport, Massachusetts, took the lead by opening asubscription to fund a 20-gun warship to be built in ninety days, and they persuaded Congress to pass a statute that gave them government "stock" bea ring 6 percent interest in exchange for their money. Their example set off a chain reaction down the coast. More than a thousand subscribers in ten port towns pledged money and began to build nine warships with little government oversight. Among the subscription ships were the frigates Philadelphia,later lost on the rocks off Tripoli; Essex, the first American warship to round the Cape of Good Hope; and Boston, which captured the French corvetteLe Berceau. This book is the first to expiore in depth the subject of subs cribing for warships. Frederick Leiner expblains how the idea materialized,who the people were who subscribed and built the ships, how the ships were built, and what contributions these ships made to the Quasi-War against Fr ance. Along the way, he also offers significant insights into the politics of what is arguably the most critical period in American history." (from the dj). Contents : 1. On the Verge of War. 2. "A Navy Spring Up Like the Gourd of Jonah." 3. The Newburyport Example. 4. The Philadelphia's Story. 5. Baltimore's "Charming Little Ships". 6. The Boston and the Perils of Taking Prizes. 7. Politics of Procurement, Politics of Preferment: The George Washington and the Richmond. 8. Squandered Ship: The Frigate New York. 9. Charleston's "Two-Sided" Frigate. 10. The Essex in the East Indies. Very good industjacket. 30.00

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123 LEONNEC, Paul Les Hommes d'Aujourd'hui Paul Léonnec. Les Hommes d'Aujourd'hui, no. 377. Dessin de Luque. Texte de Pierre et Paul.
Librairie Vanier, Paris , 1890, 
(LEONNEC, Paul). Paul Léonnec. Les Hommes d'Aujourd'hui, no. 377. Dessin deLuque. Texte de Pierre et Paul. Paris : Librairie Vanier, n.d. [ca 1890]. Pp (4) including covers. Front cover colour caricature of Paul Léonnec. 4to, single folded sheet. Les Hommes d'Aujourd'hui is a literary and satiricaljournal founded by writer and journalist Félicien Champsaur and artist And ré Gill in 1878. Paul Léonnec (1842-1899) was a French naval officer, attached to the Commissioner of the Navy, and an illustrator. Text in French. Some tears to edges, else good. 20.00

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124 LITTLE, C.H. (ed.) Maritime Museum of Canada Occ. Paper 04 DURELL, Philip COLVILLE, Lord Despatches of Rear-Admiral Philip Durell 1758-1759 and Rear Admiral Colville 1759-1761
Maritime Museum of Canada, Halifax, 1958, 
LITTLE, C.H., (ed.) The Despatches of Rear-Admiral Philip Durell 1758-1759 and Rear-Admiral Lord Colville 1759-1761. Halifax : Maritime Museum of Canada, 1958. Pp 1-28. 8vo, stapled white wrappers with green lettering to front. Maritime Museum of Canada Occasional Paper No.4. Graves & MacLeod, Nova Scotia Military History : A Resource Guide 241. Durrel was born 1707 at St.Helier, Jersey, and and died 26 August 1766 in Halifax, "from eating dolph ins." "When Louisbourg capitulated 26th July, 1758, Admiral Boscawen spent several weeks securing the fortress and seeking out areas of French power in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Then, as autumn frew on, he returned to Englandwith most of the ships leaving behind sixteen men-of-war to deal with the local situation over the winter and to serve as an advance guard for operations planned against Quebec in the Spring. "In command at Halifax was Philip Durrell, who had been promoted Rear-Admiral of the Blue. He retained the 80-gun Princess Amelia as his flagship and Capatin John Bray as his flag captian. "Admiral Durrell's despatches cover the dead season when the climateof Canada forbade naval war and run from September 1758 to March 1759. The ir chief interst lies in two things: his descriptions of Halifax and his observations on the weather. "[...] Lord Colville's despatches, after covering the winter of 1759, take us through the forgotten year of 1760 which saw the relief of Quebec, the capitualtion of Montreal and the final naval engagement between France and Britain in Canada: the annihilation by Captain T.Byron of the French relief expedition and privateers in the Restigouche es tuary near near Campbellton, N.B." - from Little's foreword. Very good. NOTE: Postage will likely be less for this slim item. 20.00

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125 LOIZEAU, Amiral Genie de la France dans le monde
Editions de la Jeune Académie, 1930, 
LOIZEAU, Amiral. La Génie de la France dans le monde. Paris : Editions de la Jeune Académie, 1930. Pp 60. 8vo, card covers. Cover title : Sous l'Aile du Génie de la France : Désarmement naval - La liberté des mers. Table des matières : "Lesseps qui est de la Tribu de la Lumière"; La Liberté des Mers; Désarmement naval; Le Transshararien. Vg. 28.00

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New Chart of the Coast of New England, Nova Scotia, New France or Canada [etc], Map - Nova Scotia - Bellin) Bellin, N. Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Vol. 16.
126 Map - Nova Scotia - Bellin) Bellin, N. Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Vol. 16. New Chart of the Coast of New England, Nova Scotia, New France or Canada [etc]
Cave, Edward, London, 1746, 
(Map - Nova Scotia - Bellin). A New Chart of the Coast of New England, NovaScotia, New France or Canada, with the Islands of Newfoundland Cape Breton St. John's &c. Done From the Original Publish'd in 1744 At Paris By Monsr N. Bellin. (January 1746); in Gentleman's Magazine, Volume XVI for 1746. WITH: The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XVI for 1746, the complete 12 issues in one volume. London: Edw. Cave, 1746. Pp. frontis. + [1] - 699 + [17] (indices). 8vo. Full brown calf, with spine titled and decorated in gilt, boards decoratively ruled and with edges also ornamented in gilt tracery, marbled text edges. Containing -- besides the copperplate map after the French original of Bellin -- a portrait of William Duke ofCumberland, the illustration to accompany the "Account of Several methods to preserve Corn well by Ventilation", A Map of the countries Adjacent to Carlisle, shewing the Route of the Rebels (includes the vignette "West Prospect of Carlisle Castle"), a small map of Lower Brittany (accompanied by a number of shore views), full page plate "South View of Westminster Bridge", as well as several other plates illustrating novel or improved instruments,tools and furniture, etc. Mentionable of the content of the volume are the several lists of shipping both taken from and lost to the French and Spani sh during the on-going naval warfare, M. Bellin's "Remarks relating to his maps of North America, and the excellency of that [map] in our last [January issue]", Charleviox's "Remarks on the Great Bank and South End of Newfoundland", his "Remarks on the Gulph of St. Laurence, Anticosti Isle, and the river St. Laurence to Quebec", his "Description of the Island of Cape Breton", his "Description of Quebec", General Pepperell's "Computation of the Advantage of the French Fishery on the Banks of Newfoundland, Acadia, Cape Breton &c -- as it was carried on by the French before the taking of Louisbourg", as well as various accounts of the military situation in Scotland including an account of the Battle of Culloden. With the heraldic engraved bookplate of Fraser, of Ledeclune, Baronet affixed to front fixed endpaper. Jacques-Nicolas Bellin was an employee at the Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine in France. His compilation of the maps illustrating Charlevoix's Histoire et description [,,,] .de la Nouvelle France... (1744) was based, according to Joan Dawson, on solely on materials already available at the Depotat the time. (See: Dawson, Joan. The Mapmaker's Eye: Nova Scotia Through E arly Maps. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing Ltd and Nova Scotia Museum, 1988.) Boards somewhat rubbed, front board essentially detached, spine considerably worn particularly at head and tail. Text lightly browned, and showing occasional light off-setting and very occasional scattered foxing. The Bellin map shows light off-setting overall, is cropped along lower left side (with loss only of the outer frame line), has a mended 1 inch tear to lower left edge (affecting design), and is traversed horizontally by a superfluous crease along the length of which there is some browning inconsistent with the agreeable appearance of the map elsewhere. 2,000.00

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127 MAYNARD, Kenneth. Lamb's Mixed Fortunes. First Edition
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London , 1987, ISBN:0297790242 
MAYNARD, Kenneth. Lamb's Mixed Fortunes. London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1987). First Edition. Pp (6),1-193,(5). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering tospine. “Claiming his prize money and reviving his love affair with the bea utiful Charlotte Brett are Lieutenant Matthew Lamb's priorities when the Adroit at last returns to England from the Caribbean. But a few hours on landprove to be as unpredictable as duty at sea under the irascible Captain Sl ade, although Lamb's disappointments are not without their equally surprising compensations. The Adroit must join Admiral Lord Keith's fleet for Egyptto oust Bonaparte's army and, outside Alexandria, the naval brigade plays part against the might of General Menou's army on one of the bloodiest and saddest days Lamb has known. And via Constantinople, where romantic intrigue at the home of the Ambassador, Lord Elgin, is not without its attendant dangers, Lamb finds the return journey to England demands a much higher price than any previous adventure of his career. In this fourth story of Matthew Lamb, Kenneth Maynard once again captured the essence of early nineteenth-century life on land and at sea, and brought to it his distinctive flair for detail and an engaging sense of humour. Kenneth Maynard spent five yearswith the Royal Corps of Signals and lived in Egypt, France and New Zealand . He died shortly after completing Lamb's Mixed Fortunes, his fourth novel.” - from the dj. Faint waterstaining to upper and lower margins, else very good in waterstained, but unclipped, dustjacket. Scarce. As is. 75.00

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128 McGEOCH, Ian Affair of Chances. A Submariner's Odyssey 1939-44
Imperial War Museum, London, 1991, 
McGEOCH, Ian. An Affair of Chances. A Submariner's Odyssey 1939-44. London:Imperial War Museum, London, (1991). Pp (4),5-221,(3), including portrait frontispiece. Some photo-illustraions in the text. Large 8vo, blue cloth. With foreword by Admiralof the Fleet, Lord Lewin. "On 21 April 1943 HM Submarine Splendid was patrolling off the Bay of Naples. In five previous patrols, operating against ships taking vital supplies from Italy to the Axis armies in Tunisia, she had sunk a destroyer and more merchant tonnage than anyother Allied submarine during the same period. But her luck was about to r un out. In a dramatic and unexpected encounter with a crack German destroyer the Splendid was depth-charged and forced to the surface, where gunfire killed several of her crew as they abandoned the sinking submarine. Her captain, Lieutenant Ian McGeoch DSO RN, though wounded, was among those who survived to become prisoners of war. In An Affair of Chances he relates with authority and humour his wartime experiences as a submariner up to this fateful incident and his subsequent attempts to escape. Determined to get back to England and displaying remarkable independence and resourcefulness, he set out on an odyssey which was to take him from the parched landscape of Italy to the fleshpots of neutral Switzerland and from there, with the help of the French Resistance, across occupied France to a squalid Spanish gaol. Just over a year after his capture he made it home and resumed his naval career. This action-packed personal account by one of Britain's leading exponents of submarine warfare is certain to take its place in the annals of classic Second World War escape stories. " from the dj. Vg in vg dj. 30.00

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129 McKEE, Alexander Coal-Scuttle Brigade. First Edition
Souvenir Press, London, 1957, 
McKEE, Alexander. The Coal-Scuttle Brigade. London : Souvenir Press, 1957. First Edition. Pp (8),9-223,(1) + 8 pages of photos. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Law, The Royal Navy in World War Two: An Annotated Bibliography 0430. "When, in the middle of the war, the fast, heavily-armed German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau escaped through the English Channel, that narrow strip of water which served as a hunting-ground for bothsides, there was uproar. But one ordinary seaman from an old collier was h eard to remark : "That's nothing—we do it twice a week." And it was true. For although, following the fall of France in 1940, the Channel was closed to British shipping, it was found that one vital commodity - coal - could not be diverted to rail and road, and must still come by sea. Twice a week, whatever the danger, the slow, rugged colliers from Newcastie had to pass through the most bitterly contested waterway of the war, taking their essential cargoes to the south-east ports of Dover, Newhaven, Shoreham Portsmouth and Southampton. To say that they were sitting targets is to put it mildly.With clockwork precision, as the ships prepared to enter the Straits of Do ver, heavy shore batteries would open up from the French coast. On moonlight nights, just beyond Dover, Stukas would stalk them until the right momentto come screaming down from above the cliffs. Those nerve-scattering attac ks over, the ships would enter the area of most risk. For, on the edge of the swept chanel, E-boats lav waiting in ambush. engines dead. In a few seconds the night would erupt into a chaos of gunfire, tracers and torpedo explosions; ships sinking or dodging frantically, sometimes steaming through seas covered with floating coke. On the "Coal-Scuttle" run, attack was certain. Alexander McKee, writer of BBC documentaries, has gathered for the firsttime the full story of the men and the ships who performed this remarkable service to the country. It is a story all the more impressive, and often m oving, because of the matter-of-fact attitude of men whose task was too prosaic to ever earn head-lines at the time, but which was in fact as dangerous and as important as any undertaken in the w ar. Now we learn how the whole operation was organised. We meet the collier masters, naval controlLllers, seamen, gunners, harbourmen involved; we sail with the ships on their runs and know what tragic mistakes were made, what splendndid successes were achieved. The German viewpoint is not overlooked and their own accounts of "The Coal-Scuttle Brigade" are complementary. The German "Gold Coast Brigade" (which carried iron ore from Sweden to Rotterdam and was so named becauseof the bonus money earned by its crews for running the gauntlet of British bombers and E-boats) forms an interesting comparison. Alexander McJcKee's book is the result of long research into a subject the more absorbing the more one knows about it. He has interviewed all the personalities he mentions, and his story is a brilliant example of crisp, factual documentation at its best, brought to life and tcld without exaggeration or heroics." (from the dj, not present). Contents : 1. Black Thursday. 2. Action This Day. 3. Battle of the Channel. 4. Yachting in the Solent. 5. Hellfire Corner. 6. A Shelling a Month. 7. The Channel Guard. 8. Soldiers at Sea. 9. Eagle Squadron Strikes. 10. Coal From Newcastle. 11. Solo to Shoreham. 12. E-Boat Alley. 13. Escorts on Top. 14. Wheezing and Dodging. 15. Oddentification. 16. Normandy. 17. The Gold Coast. Tape residue to free endpapers, else very good . 50.00

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130 McKEE, Alexander Coal-Scuttle Brigade. First Edition in dustjacket
Souvenir Press, London, 1957, 
McKEE, Alexander. The Coal-Scuttle Brigade. London : Souvenir Press, 1957. First Edition. Pp (8),9-223,(1) + 8 pages of photos. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Law, The Royal Navy in World War Two: An Annotated Bibliography 0430. "When, in the middle of the war, the fast, heavily-armed German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau escaped through the English Channel, that narrow strip of water which served as a hunting-ground for bothsides, there was uproar. But one ordinary seaman from an old collier was h eard to remark : "That's nothing—we do it twice a week." And it was true. For although, following the fall of France in 1940, the Channel was closed to British shipping, it was found that one vital commodity - coal - could not be diverted to rail and road, and must still come by sea. Twice a week, whatever the danger, the slow, rugged colliers from Newcastie had to pass through the most bitterly contested waterway of the war, taking their essential cargoes to the south-east ports of Dover, Newhaven, Shoreham Portsmouth and Southampton. To say that they were sitting targets is to put it mildly.With clockwork precision, as the ships prepared to enter the Straits of Do ver, heavy shore batteries would open up from the French coast. On moonlight nights, just beyond Dover, Stukas would stalk them until the right momentto come screaming down from above the cliffs. Those nerve-scattering attac ks over, the ships would enter the area of most risk. For, on the edge of the swept chanel, E-boats lav waiting in ambush. engines dead. In a few seconds the night would erupt into a chaos of gunfire, tracers and torpedo explosions; ships sinking or dodging frantically, sometimes steaming through seas covered with floating coke. On the "Coal-Scuttle" run, attack was certain. Alexander McKee, writer of BBC documentaries, has gathered for the firsttime the full story of the men and the ships who performed this remarkable service to the country. It is a story all the more impressive, and often m oving, because of the matter-of-fact attitude of men whose task was too prosaic to ever earn head-lines at the time, but which was in fact as dangerous and as important as any undertaken in the w ar. Now we learn how the whole operation was organised. We meet the collier masters, naval controlLllers, seamen, gunners, harbourmen involved; we sail with the ships on their runs and know what tragic mistakes were made, what splendndid successes were achieved. The German viewpoint is not overlooked and their own accounts of "The Coal-Scuttle Brigade" are complementary. The German "Gold Coast Brigade" (which carried iron ore from Sweden to Rotterdam and was so named becauseof the bonus money earned by its crews for running the gauntlet of British bombers and E-boats) forms an interesting comparison. Alexander McJcKee's book is the result of long research into a subject the more absorbing the more one knows about it. He has interviewed all the personalities he mentions, and his story is a brilliant example of crisp, factual documentation at its best, brought to life and tcld without exaggeration or heroics." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Black Thursday. 2. Action This Day. 3. Battle of theChannel. 4. Yachting in the Solent. 5. Hellfire Corner. 6. A Shelling a Mo nth. 7. The Channel Guard. 8. Soldiers at Sea. 9. Eagle Squadron Strikes. 10. Coal From Newcastle. 11. Solo to Shoreham. 12. E-Boat Alley. 13. Escortson Top. 14. Wheezing and Dodging. 15. Oddentification. 16. Normandy. 17. T he Gold Coast. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. A nice copy. 70.00

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Napoleon's Navigation System , MELVIN, Frank Edgar
131 MELVIN, Frank Edgar Napoleon's Navigation System
University of Pennsylvania, 1919, 
MELVIN, Frank Edgar. Napoleon's Navigation System : A Study of Trade Control during the Continental Blockade. S.l.: University of Pennsylvania, 1919. Pp 449. 8vo, green cloth. The author's doctoral thesis, a history of the evolution of the institutions of Napoleon's "continental blockade"; as the author notes, his theme was given added pertinence by the European events ongoing during the time of its composition. Brown stain to cloth esp. at front and spine, very slightly rubbed, else vg. Very scarce. 175.00

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132 Merchant Marine - France) NORTON, Grace Fallow, trans. Odyssey of a Torpedoed Transport. First Edition
Houghton Mifflin, Boston , 1918, 
(Merchant Marine - France). The Odyssey of a Torpedoed Transport by Y. Translated from the French by Grace Fallow Norton. Boston and New Y^ork : Houghton Mifflin, 1918. First Edition. Pp 216. Small 8vo, yellow cloth, with small illustation to front. Reflections of an anonymous French merchant mariner during the Great War, originally published serially in the Revue de Paris. Most of the experiences related happened in the Mediterranean, but he also describes his time in a convoy to Archangel. Contents has seen from some of the running heads: "Coast of Morocco, August 22, 1914 On board the Pamir"; "War Is Declared"; "Ordered to Morocco"; "Working the Reservists"; 'odered to Dakar"; "An Unfortunate Piano":; "Thirsty Germans"; "Loading Coal forthe Navy"; The Pamir is Disobedient"; "The Cotton Going to Copenhagen"; "N aval Warfare Not All Guns"; "Forugues on Naval Tactics"; "Cruising on the West African Coast"; "Loading for Montenegro"; "Forugues and the Battleship Officers"; "Unloading at Antivari"; "At Alexandria"; "Shipping Indian Troops at Port Said"; "Coal for the English Grand Fleet"; "The English Naval Officers"; "A Loose Blockade"; "Captain "Forugues Goes to London"; "No Wireless for the Pamir"; "Loading Guns and Shells at Newcastle"; "Gabraltar and Mudros"; "The Dardanelles Campaign"; "Carrying Wounded and Sick to Malta";"The Anzacs"; "Submarines or No Submarines"; "Off for Brest"; "Round to Trondhjem[Trondheim]"; "Under Convoy to Archangel"; "Russian Officers at Archangel"; "The Submarine Danger"; "Advantages of Copying the Germans"; "Good-bye to the End of Turkey"; "From Mudros to Saloniki"; "The Survivors of the Mer-Morte"; " The Mer-Morte's Story"; "A Polite Submarine Officer"; "Forugues on the Submarine Danger"; "German Mastery of the Sea"; "The Blue Devils in Baltimore"; "Arrested in Nantes and in Paris"; "Cost of the Battle of Jutland"; and others. Rubbed and lightly soiled, else very good. 70.00

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133 MÉRYS, Michel Guerre Navale Moderne. repr no dj.
Cornmarket Press, 1971, 
MÉRYS, Michel. La Guerre Navale Moderne : De Lissa à Tsoushima. Préface de M. le Vice-Amiral Humann. L: Cornmarket Press, 1971. Pp 176. Small 8vo, blue cloth. A facsimile reprint of this classic of modern naval strategy and tactics, first published in Paris in 1906. Vg. 80.00

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134 MILHENING, Frank W TERRY, W.E. Don't Cry for the Sick. in dj.
Rumford Press, 1952, 
MILHENING, Frank W. Don't Cry for the Sick. Sketches by W.E. Terry. Concord, N.H.: Rumford Press, 1952. Pp 327, incl. plates. 8vo, blue cloth. A fictionalization of the events leading to the second siege of Louisbourg and preparations for the conquest of New France, as reported by members of a New England family resident in Halifax. Slight sunning to edges of cloth, else vg in chipped, tape-repaired dj. 35.00

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135 MODELSKI, George and William R. THOMPSON THOMPSON, William R. Seapower in Global Politics, 1494-1993. US in dj.
University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1988, ISBN:0295965029 
MODELSKI, George and William R. THOMPSON. Seapower in Global Politics, 1494-1993 . Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, (1988). Pp. (4),v-xii,(2),[1]-380,(6). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "The key to seapower has been the capital warship, that is a warship capable of fighting a decisive sea battle. Over the centuries the form of that warship has changed, from the great ships of the age of discoveries to the aircraft carriers and missile submarines of today, but the substance of their role has continued and it justifies a comprehensive survey. This book provides an inventory of the world's major navies considered as sources of seapower and as determinants of global politics in the oceanic age. For each year since 1494 the book gives the count of the capital ships of nine 'global powers' -- Portugal, the Netherlands, Britain, the United States, France, Spain, Russia, German and Japan -- and reviews as well the claims of such regional powers as Venice, Italy, the Ottoman Empire and China. A time series of 'globalpower concentration' for the entire period emerges; this shows that the fi ve peaks of seapower concentration (wher one state controlled more than 50 percent of oceanic capital ships) invariably coincided with the world powerphase of the long cycle of global politics." - from the dj. Contents: 1. S eapower and Global Politics; 2. Seapower and its Measurement Rules; 3. Rules for Counting Warships, 1494-1860; 4. Rules for Counting Warships, 1861-1993; 5. The Long Cycle of World Leadership; 6. The Future of Seapower; 7. The World Powers: Was Portugal the First?; 8. The World Powers: the Netherlands, Great Britain and the United States; 9. The Other Global Powers; France, Spain, Russia/the Soviet Union, Germany and Japan; 10. Non-global Powers.With two appendices: "Naval Expenditures" and "Long cycle concentration va lues". Light shelfwear, else very good in dust jacket. From the library of Admiral F.W. Crickard. 65.00

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136 MOINEVILLE, Hubert COMPTON-HALL, P. R., Commander (trans.) Naval Warfare Today and Tomorrow. First Edition in dustjacket
Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1983, ISBN:0631132538 
MOINEVILLE, Hubert. Naval Warfare Today and Tomorrow. Translation and picture captions by Commander P. R. Compton-Hall. (Oxford) : Basil Blackwell, (1983). First Edition. Pp. (8),1-141,(3) + 48 p. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. This book examines the state of the navies of Europe following the Falklands conflict, and what was expected for the future, by one of France's leading naval strategists at the time. Contents: Introduction; Part I. The Possibilities of Naval Confrontation Today. 1. War andhumanity; 2. The role of a naval arm; 3. The place of naval operations tod ay. Part II. The General Characteristics and Context of Naval Operations. 4. General characteristics of operations; 5. Naval warfare and nuclear weapons; 6. Territories, commercial assets at sea and naval warfare. Part III. Development of the Forces and Naval Strategy. 7. Development of the participants in naval warfare; 8. The consequences for naval strategy; Appendix to part III. Part IV. Some Thoughts on the Conduct of Naval Action. 9. Choicesto be made in advance; 10. Basic options at the start of operations; 11. P roblems of naval operations. Conclusion. Postscript: The Falklands War. With index. Name, else vg in edge- and spine-sunned dustjacket. 25.00

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137 MOLLAT, Michel BRUGMANS, I.J. KELLENBENZ, H. CARUS-WILSON, E.M. Les Sources de l'histoire Maritime en Europe, du Moyen Age au XVIIIe Siècle: Actes du Quatrième Colloque International d'Histoire Maritime tenu à Pa ris du 20 au 23 mai 1959. Hardcover, ex-lib.
Centre national de la Recherche scientifique, 1962, 
MOLLAT, Michel, (ed.). Les Sources de l'histoire Maritime en Europe, du Moyen Age au XVIIIe Siècle Actes du Quatrième Colloque International d'Histoire Maritime tenu à Paris du 20 au 23 mai 1959, présentés par Michel Mollat, avec la collaboration de MM. Paul Adam, Marc Benoist et Marc Perrichet. (Paris) : S.E.V.P.E.N., 1962. Pp (6),[vii]-x,[1]-481,(1). Some illustrations, tables in text. 8vo, brown library binding, with edges tidily trimmed. Essays, discussions and bibliographies resulting from international symposia onEuropean Maritime History held in Paris in the 1959. The material is group ed according to four main divisions: Mediterranean Europe, the Atlantic Countries, Countries of the North Sea and Baltic, and Technical Studies. Beyond these bare distinctions the contributions are tremendously diverse. Contents : Introduction et Conclusions par M. Michel Mollat. I. Europe Méditerranéenne. La marine marchande et le trafic maritime de Venise à travers les siècles (par M. Frederic C. Lane); La marine marchande vénitienne au XVIe siècle (par M. R. Romano); Les sources de l'histoire maritime yougoslave (parM. J. Tadic); Les sources d'archives pour l'histoire du trafic maritime en Sicile (par M. C. Trasselli); Sources byzantines pour servir à l'histoire maritime (par Mme H. Bibicou); Les sources de l'histoire du commerce international en Méditerranée (XIIe-XVe siècles) (par M. R. H. Bautier); Péages et séries documentaires du port de Valence (XVe-XVIIIe siècles) (par M. A. Castillo); Sources barcelonaises pour l'histoire de la marine et de l'économie maritime (par M. E. Gibalt Raventos); Les sources provençales de l;histoire de l'économie maritime à l'époque moderne (par M. Ch. Carriere). II. Pays de l'Atlantique. Les prolongements américains de l'économie européenne au XVIIIe siècle : la Compagnie de Caracas (par M. C. Parra-Perez); Sources pour l'étude de l'économie maritime portugaise (par Mlle V. Rau); Les sources de l'étude quantitative du trafic maritime à Bordeaux et La Rochelle, principalement aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles (par M. M. Delafosse); Les sourcesde l'étude quantitative du commerce medi+val breton (par M. H. Touchard); Le commerce malouin sous l'ancien régime d'après les registres de l'Amirauté (par M. J. Delumeau); Les aramateurs malouins et le commerce interlope (par Mlle A. Morel). III. Pays de la Mer du Nord et de la Baltique. Études angalaises sur les Customs Accounts (pprincipalement au sujet de la laine) (par M. M. Postan); Études faites depuis 1945 sur les Customs Accounts anglais au Moyen Age (par Mlle E. M. Carus Wilson); Le trafic et la consommation des vins français. Une question de méthode pour l''utilisation des sources quantitatives du commerce maritime à la fin du Moyen Age et au début de l'époque moderne (par M. Ch. Verlinden); La valeur documentaire des compes du Péage du Sund : la période 1571-1618 (par Mme A. Friis); Les passeports maritimes du roi de Danemark pour l'année 1691 (par M. H. Kellenbenz); Les sources relatives à l'histoire de la navigation et du commerce maritime depuisle XVe siècle jusqu'au XVIIIe dans les archuves et les publications polona ises (par M. M. Malowest); Les sources de l'évolution quantitative du trafic maritime des Pays-Bas (XIIe-XVIIIe sièfles) (par M. I. J. Brugmans). IV. Problèmes Techniques. Les méthodes de l'archéologie sous-marine : l'architecture navale antique (par M. F. Benoit); Contribution de l'assurance à l'histoire de l'économie maritime en France (par M. L. A. Boiteux); La jauge auXVIIIe siècle (par M. P. Gille). Annexes. I. Groupe de travail et Commissi on Internationale d'Histoire Maritime. II. Fiche statistique internationale. Text in French. Ex-library (University of Liverpool), else very good, clean interior. 125.00

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138 MORISON, Samuel Eliot Two-Ocean War. 1st in dj
Little, Brown and Company, 1963, 
MORISON, Samuel Eliot. The Two-Ocean War : A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War. With Illustrations. Bos.: Little, Brown and Company, (1963). First Edition. Pp 611. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, navy cloth. Law 1608. Chapters : 1. The Twenty Years' Peace, 1919-1939; 2. Short of War, 1939-1941; 3. Disaster at Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941; 4. Disasterin the Far East, July 1941-May 1942; 5. Destruction in the Atlantic, 1942; 6. Carrier Strikes, Coral Sea and Midway, December 1941-June 1942; 7. Guad alcanal, August 1942-February 1943; 8. North Africa and Sicily (Operations Torch and Husky), January 1942-August 1943; 9. Forward in the Pacific, March 1943-April 1944; 10. Gilberts and Marshalls, November 1943-July 1944; 11.New Guinea and the Marianas, April-August 1944; 12. Mediterranean and Atla ntic, August 1943-June 1944; 13. The Navy in the Invasion of France, 1944; 14. Leyte, September-December 1944; 15. The Philippines and Submarine Operations, 13 December 1944 - 15 August 1945 ; 16. Iwo Jima and Okinawa, February-August 1945; 17. The End of the War, November 1944-September 1945; 18. Conclusion. With index. Vg in worn and chipped dj. 30.00

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Tactique Navale, ou Traité des Evolutions et des Signaux., MOROGUES, Sebastien François Bigot, Vicomte de. NELSON, Horatio) k
139 MOROGUES, Sebastien François Bigot, Vicomte de. NELSON, Horatio) k Tactique Navale, ou Traité des Evolutions et des Signaux.
H.L. Guerin and L.F. Delatour, Paris, 1763, 
MOROGUES, Sebastien François Bigot, Vicomte de. Tactique Navale, ou Traité des Evolutions et des Signaux. Avec Figures en taille-douce. Paris : H.L. Guerin and L.F. Delatour, rue Saint Jacques, à Saint Thomas d'Aquin, (1763).First Edition. Pp [4], [i]-x, [1]-481, [3], engraved plates I-XLIX, (4). W ith engraved title and half-title. 4to, full calf, morocco label to spine, raised bands, marbled end-papers. Polak 826. Scott 316. The first edition of a rare and important work on naval tactics informed by Morogues' experience as chef d'escadre in the Seven Years' War. Morogues had founded the Academie Marine at Brest in 1752, an institution dedicated to the study of fleet manoeuvres and signalling, and this dedication found ample expression in Tactique Navale, which was by far the most advanced treatise on the subjectto date. His work ultimately exerted considerable influence on the British Royal Navy particularly through the efforts of the great innovator Admiral Richard Kempenfelt and the advocacy of Lord Howe, and is said to have prov ided Lord Nelson with several of his most famous aphorisms. A handsome copyof this important volume in the evolution of naval thought. Contents : Liv re Premier - Des Évolutions. Introduction. I. Explications de quelques termes. II. Des cinq ordres de Marche. III. De l'ordre de Bataille. IV. De la Chasse. V. Des mouvements d'une Ligne. VI. De changement des Escadres, l'Armée étant en Ligne. VII. De quelques manoeuvres particulieres de la Ligne, relatives au Combat. VIII. Changer l'ordre de Bataille en ordre de Marche. IX. De quelques mouvements particuliers d'une Armée en Ligne ou en ordre de Marche. X. De changement des Escadres dans l'ordre de Marche, sur trois colonnes. XI. Changer l'ordre de Marche en ordre de Bataille. XII. De l'ordre de Retraite, & de ses Mouvements. XII. De quelques Evolutions & Manoeuvres particulieres. Livre Second - Des Signaux et Ordres généraux. I. Des Signaux en général, & de la distinction des Vaisseaux de l'Armée. Section I. Des Signaux en général. Section II. Partage de l'Armée en Escadres & Divisions.Distinction des Vaisseaux de l'Armée. II. Avertissements généraux, Ordres & Signaux de Jour à l'ancre & sous voile, &c. Section I. Avertissements généraux. Section II. Ordres & Signaux de Jour à l'ancre & sous voile. SectionIII. Des Signaux de mouillage & d'appareiller. III. Signaux de Jour pour q uelques mouvements particuliers de l'Armée sous voile. IV. De la Chasse. V.Des mouvements d'une Ligne. VI. Du changement des Escadres, l'Armée étant en Ligne. VII. De quelques manoeuvres particulieres de la Ligne relatives au combat. VIII. Changer l'ordre de Bataille en ordre de la Marche. IX. De quelques manoeuvres particulieres d'une Armée en Ligne our en ordre de Marche. X. Du changement des Escadres dans l'ordre de Marche sur trois colonnes.XI. Changer l'ordre de Marche en ordre de Bataille. XII. De l'ordre de Ret raite, & de ses mouvements. XIII. De quelques Evolutions & Manoeuvres particulieres. XIV. Des Signaux de Nuit. Section I. Avertissements & Signaux sous voie & à l'ancre. Section II. Signaux particuiers sous voile. Section III. Signaux particuliers à l'ancre. Section IV. Des mouvements de l'Armée en Ligne ou en ordre de Marche. XV. Ordres & Signaux de Jour ou de Nuit pour le temps de Brume. Text in French. Rebacked in matching calf, rubbed with scuffing to calf, repaired wear to front corners, slight wear to edges, occasional light foxing, else vg. 4,000.00

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140 MORTON, Desmond Military History of Canada. First Edition in dustjacket
Hurtig, Edmonton, 1985, ISBN:0888302762 
MORTON, Desmond. A Military History of Canada. Edmonton : Hurtig Publishers, (1985). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xiii,(1),[1]-305,(1),+ 48 pp.plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Naval sections throughout. "Is Canada really "a peaceable kingdom with an unmilitary people"? That's what historians have long told Canadians. Nonsense, says Desmond Morton. This is a country that has been shaped, divided, and transformed by war. There is no greater influence in Canadian history, recent or remote. In this important new volume, Morton brings Canada's military experience out of the closet and sets it at the core ofour collective experience. Long before white contact, he insists, native p eople were fighting each other. They had the skill to drive off the first European invaders. When the French and English came in the seventeenth century, they only made progress when they learned Indian ways of war. In the French regime, war was a staple industry of New France, more effective than the fishery or the fur trade in shaping the colony's economy and society. The British regime inherited that tradition. As for Confederation, Morton insists that it was conceived by the British and many Canadians as a defensivealliance to deter an American take-over. Since Confederation, Canadian mil itary experiences have affected each generation of Canadians. Wars have given Canadians an intense sense of national identity but they have also created savage divisions, never more so than in the conscription crises of the two world wars. A continuing theme in Canada's military experience, says Morton, is a conviction that Canadians are untutored experts in battle, In fact, Canadians have been superb fighters, but only after they acquired the relentless professionalismof the Canadian Corps in the First World War or theruthless skills of French coureurs de bois and their Indian mentors. Morto n insists that Canada's military experience is not limited to battles and fighting. Perhaps the greatest single tormative influence on Canadians in this century is the experience of not being affected directly by the two world wars. Canadians at home could remember involvement with a golden glow impossible tor those more immediately involved. War meant full employment and industrial expansion. We sometimes forget the cost of our immunity." from the dj. Part I. The Ancien Régime. Indian Warfare - Colonial Survival - Frontenac's Wars - A Military Society - Clash of Empires - Crisis and Fall. Part II. The British Empire. American Revolution - Loyalist Colonies - War forSurvival - Struggle for a Stalemate - British Garrisons - Imperial Doubts. Part III. The Young Dominion. A Canadian Responsibility - Militia and Defe nce - Canada's First War - Imperial Defence - Militarism, Navalism, and War. Part IV. The Great War. "Canada Is at War" - Apprentice Army - Nation at War - Conscription Crisis - War of Attrition - War Wounds. Part V. The World War. Ending a Truce - Phoney and Total War - A People's War - The War From Canada - Canadians in Britain - Liberation of Europe - Conscription and Victory. Part VI. The Long Cold War. Reconstruction - NATO and Korea - Nuclear War and NORAD- Integration and Unification - The Trudeau Détente - Return to a Dangerous World. With bibliography and Index. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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