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121 BRADFORD, Ernle Wall of Empire : The Channel's 2000 Years of History. First American Edition in dustjacket
A.S. Barnes, New York, 1966, 
BRADFORD, Ernle. Wall of Empire : The Channel's 2000 Years of History. New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., (1966). Pp 112. Illustrated. Endpaper Maps. Large 8vo, blue cloth. "In this history of the Channel from its beginnings in ancient geological time to the present when it is once again the greatest deterrent to England's union with the Continent, Ernle Bradford presents a magnificent pageant of ships, of invaders, of pirates and freebooters who sailed this broad highway to lands across the seas which were theirs for the taking. The invasion of William the Conqueror, the Spanish Armada, the defense against Napoleon, Dunkirk, the Anglo-American assault on Normandy -- allof these monumental Channel operations are chronicled, but not forgotten a re the quiet villages nestling in covers and harbors, the brave men who dayafter day go down to the sea in ships to eke out a living, the awesome bea uty of the chalk cliffs, and the lovely green downs stretching to the sea."- from the dj. Very good in lightly rubbed, unclipped dust jacket. 22.00

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122 BRADFORD, Ernle Wall of England : The Channel's 2000 Year History. First Edition
Country Life, 1966, 
BRADFORD, Ernle. Wall of England : The Channel's 2000 Years of History. L: Country Life, (1966). Pp 112, 24 pp plates. 8vo, yellow cloth. A popular illustrated account of the effect of the Channel on the development of British character. Covers a bit rubbed, else vg. 20.00

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123 BRADFORD, Ernle Wall of England : The Channel's 2000 Year History. First Edition in dustjacket.
Country Life, London, 1966, 1966 
BRADFORD, Ernle. Wall of England : The Channel's 2000 Years of History. London : Country Life Limited, (1966). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-112, + 24 pp plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

A popular illustrated account of the effect of the Channel on the development of British character.

"Through the centuries it has been the moat against many enemies, the arena of battling navies, the highway of trade, the jumping-off point for countless of ventures across the world, the way of life of a great maritime race. On the 'Chops of the Channel' Britain has fought not only agains tht might of foreigners -- French, Spanish- Dutch -- but alkso against the natural hazards of gale and fog. [...] Ernle Bradford tells of the activities of the press gang, the long struggles between smugglers and Excisemen and the spread of the sport of yachting in the 'off-shore islands of Europe'." - from the dustjacket.

1. Birth of the Channel;
2. Early History;
3. Ports and Ships;
4. Gateway to the Ocean;
5. Centuries of Change;
6. Wars and Trade;
7. The Age of Sail;
8. The World Wars;
9. The Yachtsman's Channel;
10. Peace at Last.
With index.

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124 BRADFORD, Ernle Horizon, Autumn 1970) NELSON, Horatio) Battle of the Nile
American Heritage Publication Co., New York, 1970, 
BRADFORD, Ernle. "The Battle of the Nile" . An article in Horizon, Autumn 1970, Volume 12, Number 4, pp. 84-95. NY: American Heritage Publication Co.,1970. Pp. [1]-112,(8). Illustrated. Triple column. 4to, green cloth with p aper pictorial panel to front and gilt lettering to front and spine. Slightly bowed, else vg. For the issue. 10.00

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125 BRAHMS, Caryl and Ned SHERRIN BENBOW, John SHERRIN, Ned Benbow Was His Name. 1st UK in dj
Hutchinson, 1967, 
BRAHMS, Caryl and Ned SHERRIN. Benbow Was His Name : a story of tall ships in battle compiled from the literature of the sea and fashioned into a novel. L.: Hutchinson, (1967). First Printing. Pp 209. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth. Vg-fine in dj. 30.00

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British Navy: Its Strengths, Resources, and Administration.     5 volumes, BRASSEY, Thomas, Sir
126 BRASSEY, Thomas, Sir British Navy: Its Strengths, Resources, and Administration. 5 volumes
Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1882, 
BRASSEY, Thomas, Sir. The British Navy : Its Strengths, Resources, and Administration. L.: Longmans, Green & Co., 1882-1883. In five volumes. Volume I: Shipbuilding for the Purposes of War. Pp. (i)-xxxvii, [1], (1)-621, [3] +24 leaves of plates, and 14 folding plates at rear, frontis. Volume II: Mi scellaneous Subjects connected with Shipbuilding for the Purposes of War. Pp. (i)-xvi, (1)-421, [3] + 2 leaves of plates. Volume III: Opinions on the Shipbuilding Policy of the Navy. Pp. (i)-xii, (1)-586, [2]. Volume IV: Dockyards, Reserves, Training, Pensions, being a reprint of Parliamentary Speeches, Letters, Papers and Addresses, with additions. Pp. (i)-xiii, [1], (1)-617, [3]. Volume V: British Seamen. Pp. (i)-viii, (1)-324. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt anchor illustration and black pressed chain-link patterns to front boards and gilt lettering to spines. A comprehensive examination of all things to do with the British Navy, by one of England's foremost nautical historians. Included are section covering the building of the various types of vessels that are a part of the British naval fleets, offensive and defensive weaponry on board the ships, construction methods and dimensions for the ships, the policies associated with shipbuilding and conduct of war, the organization of the navy and the benefits provided to those who fight and those who lead, and a breakdown of the lives of the seamen who do the sailing and fighting on board the vessels. Includes dozens of black and white diagrams, charts, and plates. Volume I: Rubbed, outer hinges worn, inner hinges cracked, light foxing throughout. Volume II: Slightly rubbed, dampstain to front board. Volume III: Slightly rubbed, front outer hinge worn. Volume IV: Lightly rubbed, front hinge starting, rear hinge cracked. Volume V: Very slightly rubbed. Else vg. Signed presentation copy, to former M.P. RobertW. Duff, from Brassey. Includes bookplates "From the Author" on ffeps of V olumes 3 and 4. For the set. 1,500.00

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127 BRENTON, Edward Pelham. Naval History of Great Britain From the Year 1783 to 1836. A New and Greatly Improved Edition. Illustrated with portraits, plans, etc.
Henry Colburn, London, 1837, 
BRENTON, Edward Pelham. The Naval History of Great Britain From the Year MDCCLXXXIII to MDCCCXXXVI. A New and Greatly Improved Edition. Illustrated with portraits, plans, etc. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. London : Henry Colburn, 1837. Pp [iii]-xxiv,[3]-640,+ frontis + 8 leaves of plates + 1 folding plan + errata slip tipped-in at rear. 8vo, full black leather, gilt borders, alledges marbled. A revised edition of this work originally published in 1823 by the distinguished naval historian and biographer of St. Vincent. Brento n himself served in the Royal Navy, reaching the rank of post-captain, and was the brother of Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton, American-born loyalist who served in the Swedish navy against Russia and was wrecked and taken prisoner in France during the Napoleonic Wars. Brenton writes of the immortals of British naval history as of peers, and often his information comes first hand or at least from intimates of those who were there. While mindful of thegreat tradition of naval historiography, he is unfailingly severe with wri ters who, through lack of technical knowledge or sheer sloppiness, allow inaccuracies to enter th eir accounts. This new edition clearly minimizes such failings as may exist in his own work. Louis H. Roddis (1886-1969), M.D. and Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, is the author of various books on the history of nautical medicine. Lacking spine, both boards very worn and detached, with remnants of scotch tape, ffep chipped and detached, occasionalfoxing, overall a poor, reading copy of a scarce title. Ex-libris Louis H. Roddis, USN (bookplate and signature). As is. Vol. I only for 60,00

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128 BRETT, Bernard Modern Sea Power. in dj.
Viscount Books, 1986, 
BRETT, Bernard. Modern Sea Power. (L): Viscount Books, (1986). Pp 256. 4to, ill. boards. A well illustrated account of the evolution of the instruments of sea power in the twentieth century: from the predominance of the battleship, to the aircraft carrier, to the nuclear submarine. With a chapter on the continuing role of merchant shipping. Vg in rubbed dj. 30.00

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129 BRICE, Martin H. Tribals, The. 1st UK in dj
Ian Allan, London, 1971, 
BRICE, Martin H. The Tribals : Biography of a Destroyer Class. L.: Ian Allan, (1971). First Printing. Pp 251. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 1040. Small dent to top edge of front board, Review Copy inkstamp to front pastedown, else vg in dj. 120.00

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130 British Army]. Brave British Soldiers and the Victoria Cross : A General Account of the Regiments and Men of the British Army, and Stories of the Brave Deeds which Won the Prize For Valour.
Ward, Lock & Co., London, 0, 
[British Army]. [Boy's Own Magazine]. Brave British Soldiers and the Victoria Cross : A General Account of the Regiments and Men of the British Army, and Stories of the Brave Deeds which Won the Prize "For Valour". London: Ward, Lock & Co., [n.d. - ca. 1880]. Pp. (4),[v]-viii,1-383,(1), frontispiece, + 5 leaves of plates, with more illustrations to text. 8vo, decorated green cloth with gilt title blocks to front board and spine. "This book is written for Boys. The majority of the articles were expressly prepared for theBoy's Own Magazine and the interest which their appearence excited, couple d with the favourable notices they won, encouraged the Editor to publish them in a connected form." - from the "To the Reader" note. Contents: Our Soldiers and the Victoria Cross; The Guards, or Household Troops in England; The Engineers; The Royal Welsh; Our Highland Regiments (5 parts); The Pipersof Our Highland Regiment; Colonel Bell and the Victoria Cross; Lieutenants Moore and Malcolmson and the Victoria Cross; Captain W.A. Kerr, South Mahr atta Horse, and the Victoria Cross; Private Henry Ward, V.C., 78th Highlanders; Lieutenant Andrew Cathcart Bogle, V.C., 78th Highlanders (now Captain 10th Foot); Dr. J. Jee, C.B., V.C., Surgeon, Assistant-Surgeon V.M. M'Master, V.C., and Lieutenant and Adjutant Herbert J. Macpherson, V.C.; "Lucknow"Kavanagh and the Victoria Cross; Lieutenant Butler and the Victoria Cross; Dr. Home and Dr. Bradshaw and the Victoria Cross; Ross L. Mangles, Esq., V .C., Bengal Civil Service Assistant-Magistrate at Patna; Captain Henry Evelyn Wood, 17th Lancers; Samuel Mitchell and the Victoria Cross, opr the GatePa at Tauranga; Ensign M'Kenna and the Victoria Cross; Sergeant Major Luca s, of the 40th Regiment, and the Victoria Cross; The Heroes of the VictoriaCross in New Zealand; The Naval Brigade in India (pp. 334-346); The Variou s Ranks in the British Army and how to distinguish them; A Grand Review; A Soldier's Funeral. Ex-library (stamps, pouch at rear, spine numbers, presentation bookplate), else a very good, tight copy. 50.00

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131 BROMLEY, J.S.,(ed.). Navy Records Society Vol.119. MARTIN, Thomas Byam. BOWLES, William. Manning of the Royal Navy : Selected Public Pamphlets 1693-1873.
Navy Records Society, 1976, 
BROMLEY, J.S., (ed). The Manning of the Royal Navy: Selected Public Pamphlets, 1693-1873. London: Navy Records Society, (1976). Pp 409, + 4 plates. 8vo, blue cloth, with gilt to front and spine. Publications of the Navy Records Society Vol.119. Authors in alphabetical order: Anonymous, Maurice Berkeley, William Bowles, Bourchier Cleeve, Matthew Connolly, Robert Crossfield,Charles Elliott, Thomas W. Fleming, Arthur H. Gilmore, F.W. Grey, Patrick Holland, Charles Knowles [?], John Lihou, John MacKenzie, Thomas Byam Martin, William F. Martin, James E. Oglethorpe, Peregrine Osborne, Philip Patton, Thomas Robe, George St.Lo, Benjamin Sharpe, and John Swanne. With the following appendices: I. A Translation of the French King's Ordinance relatingto the Enrolling of Sea-Officers, Sailors, and Seafaring People, 1689; II. Marine Plan, 1780; III. Captain Marryat, R.N., on the Disposition of a Shi p's Company, 1822; IV. Sir John Barrow on Manning the Navy, 1839; V. Manning Commissino Report, 1859, pt.2: Recapitulation and Conclusion; VI. RevisedRegulations for the Royal Naval Reserves, 1873; VII. Notes on Authors. Wit h index. Vg. 40.00

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132 BROOKES, Ewart Gates of Hell. 1st UK, no dj.
Jarrolds, 1960, 
BROOKES, Ewart. The Gates of Hell. (L): Jarrolds, (1960). First Printing. Pp (8),9-[144 ]+ 12 p of plates. 8vo, black cloth. Law 0499, Myron Smith World War II at Sea 1852. A general account of the Murmansk convoys in World War Two which employs incidents from several in order to illustrate the author's thesis that lives were needlessly squandered as a result of inept decision-making in high places. Owner's name, ow vg. 35.00

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133 BROOKES, Ewart Prologue to a War : The Navy's Part in the Narvik Campaign. First Edition in dustjacket
Jarrolds, 1966, 
BROOKES, Ewart. Prologue to a War. [dj has subtitle: The Navy's Part in theNarvik Campaign.] L.: Jarrolds, (1966). First Printing. Pp (14),[15]-192 + 8 p. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Law 0122, Myron Smith World War II at Sea 665. "This is the full account of the Navy's partin this crucial campaign -a vivid story told with all Ewart Brookes' feeli ng for the high drama of war." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Iron Ore, The Sinews of War; 2. 'Exercise Weser'; 3. Germany Strikes; 4. Norway Hits Back; 5. British Submarines Create Havoc; 6. German Destroyers Take Narvik; 7. First Narvik Battle; 8. Second Narvik Battle; 9. Namsos and Lillesjona Landings; 10. Stannard's Trawlers Fight off Stukas; 11.The Navy Evacuates Troops;12. Differences over Narvik Assault; 13. A Plan to Capture Narvik; 14. Eva cuation ogue; 15. The Navy Vindicated. With bibliograsphy and index. Name and a few notes penned on endpapers, else very good in rubbed dustjacket with tears to dj spine, top inch lost. 50.00

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Remarks on the Proposed Spithead Forts.  Offprint , BROOKS, W.A Journal of the Royal United Service Institution Vol. VI.
134 BROOKS, W.A Journal of the Royal United Service Institution Vol. VI. Remarks on the Proposed Spithead Forts. Offprint
Royal United Service Institution, 1861, 
BROOKS, W.A. Remarks on the Proposed Spithead Forts in Connection with the Advanced Sea Works Advocated by Mr. W.A. Brooks, C.E., for the Defence of Portsmouth and the Adjacent Anchorage. S.l.: Royal United Service Institution, 1861. Pp 18, folding map at rear. 8vo, blue wraps. Offprint from the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution Vol. VI. A civil engineer's cautious reply to the Royal Commission on the National Defences' proposal to build isolated, awash circular forts to protect the Spithead Roadstead, arguing that the unforeseen effects that this might have on tidal patterns in the approaches to Portsmouth might mitigate against their defensive value. Short tear to hinge of map not affecting text or margins, tears to rear cover, faint vertical crease throughout, penned number to front cover, inkstamps, slightly rubbed, else vg. 150.00

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135 BROOME, Jack, Captain. Convoy is to Scatter. First Edition in dustjacket
William Kimber, London , 1972, ISBN:718303326 
BROOME, Jack, Captain. Convoy is to Scatter. London : William Kimber, (1972). First Edition. Pp [1]-232,+ 4 pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt letteringto spine. “This book introduces a new method of presenting naval history. The operational sequence of actual signals received or exchanged by Convoy P.Q.17 from June 27th until July 4th 1942 is reproduced verbatim. These signals reflect the story of the convoy of thirty-five Allied merchants ships that was bound for Russia carrying arms supplies at a critical phase of thewar. With a close escort of six destroyers and other Royal Navy vessels, t he convoy embarked on its voyage to Archangel knowing that it would be the most determined attack by German U-boats and the German air force.... [...]But on July 4th the Admiralty in the mistaken belief that the Tirpitz and other German warships were about to attack, ordered the convoy to scatter. [...] The disastrous result of this order is well-known." - from the dj. Name to ffep, else very good in spine-sunned, unclipped dust jacket. 28.00

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136 BROWN, Anthony Gary MARSHALL, John, Lieutenant) Index to the Entires in Lieutenant John Marshall's Royal Naval Biography. signed
The Author, Los Angeles, 1999, 
BROWN, Anthony Gary. An Index to the Entires in Lieutenant John Marshall's Royal Naval Biography ; Published in London from 1823-35 in 12 volumes. LosAngeles: The Author, 1999. Pp. 27. 8vo, stapled printed blue card covers. Volume 1 in the AGB Fine Nautical Books series of 'Guides to Naval Biography'. Includes an advertisement for another of the author's books laid in at front. Minor corner wear, else vg. Signed by Brown to verso of title page. 50.00

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137 BROWN, D. K. Future British Surface Fleet. 1st pr in dj.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1991, ISBN:1557502757 
BROWN, D. K. The Future British Surface Fleet : Options for Medium-Sized Navies. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (1991). First Printing. Pp. 192. 8vo, blue cloth. "Offers a vision of the Navy in years to come. It is notan official forecast or policy statement, but the reasoned recommendations of an eminent British naval architect." - from the rear cover. Name sticke r to front pastedown, else vg in dj. 25.00

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138 BROWN, Jackson, Silk Admiral in dj
Sherren & Son , 0, 
BROWN, Jackson. The Silk Admiral :A Tale of Old Melcombe 1585 - 1627. (Weymouth, England: Sherren & Son Ltd., n.d.) Pp 108. Illustrated with 3 pp of plates and 1pp folding map. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt to spine and cover. "John Browne actually lived. He was a silk merchant, with his home in the Coneygar. He was made a Rear-Admiral and Knighted, too, by Queen Elizabeth I. So also lived Joan, his wife, and many other characters in the story. Melcombe also, has been described as accurately as possible. These are but the bare bones of history - the skeleton upon which the story is constructed." -from the Foreword. Presentation copy signed by author slight bumping to spine ends and extremities, else very good in chipped dj. 65.00

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139 BROWN, James and William P. SNYDER, (eds.) SNYDER, William P. (ed.) Regionalization of Warfare
Transaction Books, New Brunswick, NJ, 1985, ISBN:087855985x 
BROWN, James and William P. SNYDER, (eds.). The Regionalization of Warfare : The Falkland/Malvinas Islands, Lebanon, and the Iran-Iraq Conflict. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, (1985). Pp. 291. 8vo, illustrated orange card covers. Of nautical interest: Segal and Gravino's "The Empire Strikes Back Military Progessionalism in the South Atlantic War" ; Zakheim's "The South Atlantic: Evaluating the Lessons" ; Guilmartin's "The South Atlantic War: Lessons and Analytical Guideposts - A Military Historian's Perspective".Also includes Part II: The Invasion of Lebanon, Part III: The Iran-Iraq Wa r, and Part IV: Military and Political Lessons for the United States and the Soviet Union. With maps. Vg. 15.00

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140 BROWNE, Douglas G. Floating Bulwark : The Story of the Fighting Ship: 1514-1942. First Edition in dustjacket
Cassell, 1963, 1963 
BROWNE, Douglas G. The Floating Bulwark : The Story of the Fighting Ship: 1514-1942. London : Cassell, (1963). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xiv,(2),3-274 + frontispiece + 24 pages of Illustrations. 8vo, orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

"'He that commands the sea is at great liberty and may take as much and as little of the war as he will.'

Francis Bacon's maxim, true in his own time, was an essential tenet of British foreign policy for nearly four hundred years. The influence of British sea-power on European conflicts and the struggle for empire overseas was a constant thread in the Island's endeavour to maintain a favourable balance of power.

Although, during the centuries betore the advent of the aircraft carrier and, later, the seaborne atomic missile which changed the whole strategic aspect of sea-power, Britain was able to challenge the navies of Europe and establish a world-wide supremacy, it was sometimes due more to the qualities of her seamen and the determination of the administrators ot her navy than to the superiority of her naval architecture.

Douglas Browne's study of the development of fighting ships, from the building of the Henry Grace à Dieu at Woolwich in 1514 to the eclipse of the capital ship with the Battle of Midway in June 1942, takes full account of this situation. He points out that during the eighteenth century the French and the Spanish, working to scientific principles, built ships which consistently outsailed any that British yards, using the old rule-of-thumb methods, could produce. Yet thanks to the brilliance of her seamen, culminating in the genius of Nelson, the British navy prevailed (just as in the Dutch Wars of the previous century, daring and resolute commanders like Tromp and de Ruyter defied England's sea- power, although their ships were smaller and were poorly constructed).

While the emphasis of The Floating Bulwark is upon British ship construction, it is not studied in isolation, and foreign innovations, which often exerted a decisive influence' (especially during the nineteenth century), are also examined. And to illustrate the influence of advances in design upon naval tactics, and conversely of naval tactics upon design, Douglas Browne gives brief accounts of some of the world's important sea battles — not only those of British history from the Armada to Jutland, but also such significant encounters as the battles of Lissa, the Yalu and Midway, as well as the memorable clash between the Merrimac and the Monitor. The final view, therefore, is of the worldwide development and deployment of the battleship through more than four centuries, in a wide-ranging study which takes in the complete life-span of the capital ship." - from dj flaps.

Contents :
Part I. Birth of a Navy.
1. Before the Battleship;
2. The King's Ships Royal;
3. Progress before the Armada;
4. The Armada: The Fleets;
5. The Armada: The New Tactics;

Part II. From the Armada to the Ironclad.
6. The Seventeenth Century: The Ships;
7. The Dutch Wars;
8. King Log and King Thumb;
9. The Line and the Frigate;
10. Signals, Sterns and Smashers;
11. Logistics and Tactics;

Part III. The Age of the Engineer.
12. Steam, Iron and Shells;
13. From the Gloire to the Monitor;
14. The Turret and the Ram;
15. The Years of Experiment: I [ including the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, founded in 1860 ] ;
16. The Years of Experiment: II;
17. Towards a Pattern;
18. The Cruiser and the Quick-firer;
19. A New Century and a New Era;
20. Jutland: The Anti-climax;
21. Epilogue: Midway;

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