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From Cape Charles to Cape Fear : The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War.  First Paperback Edition, BROWNING, Robert M., Jr.
121 BROWNING, Robert M., Jr. From Cape Charles to Cape Fear : The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War. First Paperback Edition
University of Alabama Press, Fire Ant Books, Tuscaloosa and London , 1993, ISBN:0817350195 
BROWNING, Robert M., Jr. From Cape Charles to Cape Fear : The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War. Tuscaloosa and London : The University of Alabama Press, (Fire Ant Books, 1993). First Paperback Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xi,(3),[1]-453,(5). With illustrations and maps in the text. 8vo, art-illustrated grey cardcovers. Robert M. Browning (b. 1955). Eicher, The Civil War in Books : An Analytical Bibliography 4. “Making excellent use of the private papers of participants, ships' logs, Navy Department records, and congressional reports, From Cape Charles to Cape Fear is the definitive work on the Union blockading squadron off North Carolina and Virginia during the Civil War.” - from the back cover. Preface; 1. Had failure been possible: the Navy's response to war; 2. Glory again to our arms: the captureof eastern North Carolina 3. Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel: The Penins ular Campaign; 4. We have no Use for the River: The Navy in the Eastern Theater; 5. The Enemy are within the Ring: Stalemate in North Carolina; 6. Uncle Sam's Web feet: Operations in the Interior Waters; 7. Results go far different from those desired: Acquiring and Maintaining the Fleet; 8. No chance for Manavelins: Supplying the Squadron; 9. Economize all you can: Coalingthe Gunboats; 10. To make Bricks without Straw: Men and the Navy; 11. We a re all anxious to make the Blockade efficient: The Coastal Blockade; 12. Ishmaelites upon the Broad Ocean: The Blockade Runners; 13. We are looking for old Abe's fleet: the capture of Wilmington; 14. Weary of the War: Conclusion. With notes, bibliography and index. Very good. 16.00

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122 BROWNSON, Willard H.) Resignation of Admiral Brownson
Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC, 1976, 
(BROWNSON, Admiral Willard H.). The Resignation of Admiral Brownson. (Washington, DC : Naval Historical Foundation, 1976). Pp 41. Illustrated. 8vo, blue card covers. Naval Historical Foundation Publication Series II - Number 20. "In 1907, when preparations were underway to commission the Relief as ahospital ship, the question of line versus staff officer for command was a n issue. When the President chose the latter, the then Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, Admiral Willard H. Brownson, retired rather than issue the command orders." - from the Preface. Very good. 8.50

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123 BRYANT, Samuel W. Sea and the States : A Maritime History of the American People. First Edition in dustjacket
Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, 1947, 
BRYANT, Samuel W. The Sea and the States : A Maritime History of the American People. New York : Thomas Y. Crowell, (1947). Pp 598. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Very good in slightly chipped dustjacket. 50.00

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124 BUEL, Richard, Jr. In Irons : Britain's Naval Supremacy and the American Revolutionary Economy. in dj.
Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1998, ISBN:0300073887 
BUEL, Richard, Jr. In Irons : Britain's Naval Supremacy and the American Revolutionary Economy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, (1998). Pp. 397.8vo, yellow cloth spine with forest green cloth covered boards. "A sailing ship that becomes stalled with its bow to the wind is said to be "in irons ." In this groundbreaking examination of America's Revolutionary War economy, the phrase is an apt metaphor for the inability of that economy to free itself from the constraints of Britain's navy. Richard Buel Jr. here investigates for the first time the influence of Britain's navy on the American revolutionary economy, particularly its agricultural sector, and the damage that Britain inflicted by seizing major colonial centers and denying Americans access to overseas markets." - from the dj. Vg in dj. 25.00

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125 BUELL, Thomas, Lieutenant Commander Naval War College Review XXIII, No. 7, March 1971. Naval War College Review XXIII, No. 8, April 1971. SPRUANCE, Raymond A., Admiral) . Admiral Raymond A. Spruance and the Naval War College. Part I & II: in 2 volume set
Naval War College Review, 1971, 
(SPRUANCE, Raymond A., Admiral). BUELL, Thomas, Lieutenant Commander. "Admiral Raymond A. Spruance and the Naval War College: Part I - Preparing for World War II." An article in Naval War College Review, XXIII, No. 7, March 1971, pp. 30-51. Newport, R.I.: Naval War College Review, 1971. Pp. 110. Illustrated; double column. 8vo, illustrated card covers. Also: "Political Beliefs and Public Opinion" by Dr. Lloyd A. Free; "The Philosophy of the Counterculture" by Ensign William F. Averyt; "The Military Planning Process: Human Imperfections in its Applications" by Lieutenant Commander Charles W. Cullen; "The Management Process" by Captain Alexander H. Cornell and James V.Forestall; "European Naval Expansion and Mahan, 1889-1906" by Captain Rona ld B. St. John; "The Pueblo Crisis and Public Opinion" by Lieutenant Commander William A. Armbruster; and others. Part II. "Admiral Raymond A. Spruance and the Naval War College: Part II - From Student to Warrior." An articlein Naval War College Review, XXIII, No. 8, April 1971, pp 29-53. Newport, R.I.: Naval War College Review, 1971. Pp. 110. Illustrated; double column. 8vo, illustrated card covers. Also: "Politico-Economic World Developments as They Affect NATO nations in the 1970's" by Dr. Walt W. Rostow; "Japan: Her Role in World Affairs" by His Excellency, H. E. Nobuhiko Ushiba; "Implementing New Educational Technology for the Military" by Dr. Edward B. Robertsand Mr. Henry B. Weil; "The Prospects for Student Activism in Latin Americ a" by Mr. G. Scott Sugden; "Wolfpack: Measure and Counter" by Dr. John A. Howe; The TFX F-111 Aircraft: A Perspective in Military Command and Defense Management" by Admiral Henry E. Eccles, US Navy (Ret.); and others. Both ex-library, one with previous name, ow vg. For the two issues. 20.00

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126 BUFF, Joe Crush Depth.
William Morrow, New York, 2002, ISBN:0060009640 
BUFF, Joe. Crush Depth. (New York) : William Morrow, (2002). First Printing. Pp [i]-xiv,[1]-449,(1). 8vo, blue cloth spine, navy paper covered boards,silver lettering to spine. A novel about nuclear submarines. “The cataclys m that began with coordinated reactionary coups in South Africa and Germanycaught America completely unprepared. Overnight, new enemies have emerged and joined forces to attack U.S. and European shipping lanes, setting off aglobal conflagration raging in deadly earnest. And this time the devastati ng weapons of choice used by the Berlin-Boer Axis will be tactical nuclear weapons. The enemy boat Voortrekker prowls beneath the ocean's surface, carrying more onboard firepower than that of many of the world's nations. A deep diving state-of-the-art German ceramic-hulled submarine, Voortrekker hasthe ability to evade all Allied sensors and can fire torpedoes from any an gle, further masking its location. There is only one weapon in America's arsenal that can match the silent killer: the crippled sub USS Challenger, presently in dry dock in Connecticut. It will take three weeks to get the U.S. ceramic-hulled sub back into fighting shape and by then it will be too late. The Axis powers have already proven they can get past America's frontline seapower defenses. And the Voortrekker is moving into position for the ultimate strike. Brash, brilliant, and battle-tested, Captain Jeffrey Fulleris the driven naval officer who must oversee the miracle that will put Cha llenger back into action in forty-eight hours. Then Fuller himself will have to do the impossible, piloting his damaged sub toward a life-and-death confrontation with the Axis leviathan. Fuller has already faced the Voortrekker's ruthless, ingenious commander head-to-head — and unlike so many others, he survived. But this time the fight will take place in waters far too deep for a normal sub to withstand — in the terrifying blackness at the ultimate submarine's crush depth. And this time the prize will be America.” - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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127 BUFF, Joe. Straits of Power.
William Morrow, New York, 2004, ISBN:0060594683 
BUFF, Joe. Straits of Power. (New York) : William Morrow, (2004). First Printing. Pp [i]-x,(2),[1]-418,(2). 8vo, blue cloth spine, light blue paper covered boards, silver lettering to spine. "The next world war rages. With the Allies at a stalemate with the Berlin-Boer Axis, every battle takes on a new significance. But in a conflict fought with billion-dollar technology and campaigns comprising millions of soldiers, the outcome may rest in the hands of a single man ... Commander Jeffrey Fuller, captain of America's most sophisticated and deadly fast-attack nuclear submarine, the USS Challenger, is accustomed to victory in battle. But for his latest mission he is informed that the only way he can succeed is if he crosses into enemy waters -- without firing a single shot. His objective: recover a spy. The world of espionage is unknown territory for Fuller. He is ordered to locate an asset, code-named Zeno, who may hold the key to staving off a crippling Axis attack. But this new world is full of lies, feints, and betrayals. In combat, Fuller always knows who his enemy is and how to defeat him. In the shadow world of covert operatives and counterintelligence, the distinction between enemy and ally is far more elusive. And it only gets more complicated. Steaming toward his target, Fuller and his crew begin to suspect that the spy they have been sent to retrieve may in fact be a subterfuge, a ploy intendedto lure the Allies' most dangerous weapon into enemy hands. With the clock ticking down to an invasion that could alter the course of the war, Fuller suspects that his new "friend" could even be a double agent, intent on usi ng Challenger as a weapon against his own allies, destroying the fragile ties binding nations in war. Fuller is accustomed to the codes of the Silent Service, where loyalty is taken for granted, orders are followed without question, and battles are as precise as a torpedo's firing solution. But now he must adapt to a world where betrayers become the new patriots and lies are the instruments of destruction. With the lives of his crew and the fate of his country hanging in the balance, he will have to risk everything on the word of a man who has, for the last two years, served Fuller's most bitter enemies." - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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128 BUKER, George E. Swamp Sailors in the Second Seminole War. pbk.
University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1997, ISBN:0813015146 
BUKER, George E. Swamp Sailors in the Second Seminole War . Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, (1997). Pp. (8),1-152. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated purple card covers. "Buker describes how junior officers outshone their commanders" in the Second Seminole War, stemming from the implementation of the Indian Removal Act in 1830, as well as the "novel strategies" implemented by these up-and-coming naval minds, "including joint combat operations and maneuvers desigend specificially for a riverine environment". - from the rear cover. Vg. 15.00

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129 BUNTING, W.H. Portrait of a Port : Boston, 1852-1914. First Edition in dustjacket
Harvard Uiversity Press, Cambridge, 1971, 
BUNTING, W.H., (compiler and annotator). Portrait of a Port : Boston, 1852-1914. Cambridge, MA : The Belknap Press of Harvard Uiversity Press, 1971. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xviii,(2),1-519,(5). Illustrated [with 234 photographs. Square 8vo, tan cloth. "Two hundred and thirty-four striking photographs of the port of Boston combine with interpretive commentary to recapturethe flavor, buoyancy, and excitement of the city's years as one of the two or three great American ports. After the Civil War, Boston underwent a rad ical and successful transformation from a declining mercantile home port toan important and competitive modern seaport. At the same time, the transit ion from sail to steam was taking place. Mr Bunting uses photographic studies of deep water sail and steam vessels, naval ships, fishing boats, catboats, tugs, schooners, and sloops, and of the picturesque wharves - all create a kaleidoscopic visual history of these years of change. The volume offers, as well, some of the most distinguished early work in photography, including the widest selection ever published of photographs by pioneer marine photographer Nathaniel Stebbins. Mr. Bunting, a 1969 graduate of Harvard University, is at present a commercial fisherman." - from the dj. Chapters: A Short History of the Port of Boston; Some Waterfront Views; Shipbuilding and Repairing; Some Useful Vessels and Institutions of the Port; Fishing; Coastal Sail; Coastal Steam; Deep-Water Sail; Deep-Water Steam; The Navy in the Port; Recreation. Very good in lightly worn dustjacket. 40.00

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130 Bureau of Navigation Merchant Vessels of the United States, including Yachts and Government Vessels, Year Ended June 30, 1929
US GPO, Washington, 1929, 
Bureau of Navigation. Merchant Vessels of the United States, including Yachts and Government Vessels, Year Ended June 30, 1929 . Washington: US GPO, 1929. Pp. [1]-1021,(3). Large 8vo, tan cloth with black lettering to front and spine, all edged dyed green. A massive database of all merchant and government vessels - steam, sail, or otherwise - registered in the United States at the time of publication. Spine browned with some soiling to boards, else vg. 300.00

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131 Burke, W.T. Burke, William T. Towards a Better Use of the Ocean : Contemporary Legal Problems in Ocean Development : Comments and Recommendations by an International Symposium
Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., London, 1969, ISBN:0715605097 
Burke, W.T. Towards a Better Use of the Ocean : Contemporary Legal Problemsin Ocean Development. Comments and Recommendations by an International Sym posium. A SIPRI Monograph. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). Stockholm : Almqvist & Wiksell / New York : Humanities Press / London : Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., (1969). Pp (8),9-231,(1). 8vo, orange-peach cloth. Contents : Contemporary Legal Problems in Ocean Development (by Professor W. T. Burke) : Introduction; Acquisition of mineral resources; Claims by coastal states to an area of special rights; Delimitation of the area of special rights; The nature of the regime to govern mineral exploration and development beyond the area of presently recognized special rights; Acquisition and control of marine fishery resources; Military uses of the continental shelf and the seabed beyond; Scientific research in the oceans; Comments on Professor Burke's Report, and General Remarks. Professor R. Bierzanek : General remarks—Delimitation of the area of special rights of adjacent coastal States—Acquisition of mineral resources—Acquisition and control of marine fishery resources—Military uses of the continental shelf and the seabed beyond—Scientific research in the oceans. Professor . Brownlie : Aquisition of mineral resources—Acquisition and control of marine fishery resources—Military uses of the continental shelf and the seabed beyond—Scientific research in the oceans --General observations. Dr. W. M. Chapman : Concerningfishery jurisdiction and the regime of the deep sea bed. Captain C. Girard : Military uses of the continental shelf and the seabed beyond. Professor E. J. Manner. Mr. R. R. Neild : Alternative forms of international regime for the oceans. Professor S. Oda : Outer limit of the continental shelf—Scientific investigation of the continental shelf—Twelve mile fishery zone—Special or preferential right of the coastal state relating to the fisheries—Treatment of sedentary fisheries—Fishery management on the high seas—Pollution of sea water by radioactive waste—Military use of the high seas. Annex: United Nations Documents. Very good. 30.00

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132 BURLESON, Clyde W Jennifer Project. First Edition in dustjacket
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. , 1977, ISBN:0135099277 
BURLESON, Clyde W. The Jennifer Project. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, (1977). Pp (4),5-179,(1) + 8-page central section of photos and drawings. 8vo, blue cloth. The story of CIA attempts to recover a Soviet G-class nuclear submarine from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. With a cast of characters ranging from Henry Kissinger to Howard Hughes, and with detailed descriptions of the techniques of deep-sea recovery (with the Glomar Explorer), the book offers a fascinating look at the technologies and politics of Cold War naval rivalry. "On a cold, gray morning early in 1964 [sic], a Soviet 'G' or Golf Class submarine [K-129] left her berth in the sub pens and sailed away toward the rolling waters of the blue Pacific. The vessel and hercrew would never return. THe underwater ship was wrecked by a series of in ternal explosions, and sank to the botton in 17,500 feet of water. This unusual event - detechted by classifies U.S. underseas monitors - initiated a top secret CIA operation. Code named 'Jennifer,' [or Azorian] the project was to become one of the most enormous intelligence quests in the annals of spying. Before it was over it would bring together the top military, governmental, and industrial figures of our times to form a team capable of trulyremarkable technological triumphs. The mission was simple. Salvage the sub marine and its cargo for study! The need was great. Both the policy of detente and the on-going Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty talks necessitated our having a clearer concept of Soviet undersea craft and of the missles and other nuclear explosive devices carried on board. But the task was almost too difficult to consider. The CIA had to go where none had gone before - tothe deepest depths of the Pacific Ocean where the timeless depths cradled the shattered hulk in the blackness of eternal night. ANd they had to go there inside a carefully specified time frame so that the information gained from analysis could be pout to purposeful use in the upcoming negotiations.The Jennifer Project is the inside story of that operation. It is an in-de pth, behind-the-scenes complete revelation of a top secret CIA mission.' - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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133 BURNETT, Constance Buel. ERICSSON, John). Captain John Ericsson : Father of the Monitor. Second Printing in dustjacket.
Vanguard Press, New York, 1960, 
BURNETT, Constance Buel. Captain John Ericsson : Father of the Monitor. NewYork : The Vanguard Press, Inc., (1960). Second Printing. Pp. (8),[9]-255, (1). 8vo, blue cloth with silver and red decoration to front board, silver and red lettering to spine. "This is the first biography for young people of the Swedish-American genius who invented the Monitor - the revolutionary ironclad warship that, at the very moment Lincoln was considering evacuating Washington during the Civil War, turned the tide of battle for the North in the historic duel with the Merrimac. But the Monitor was only one of thespectacular achievements of John Ericsson's genius. From childhood, when h e built a working model of his father's iron foundry, until very old age, when he was experimenting with the harnessing of solar energy, Ericsson's life was a dramatic unfolding of extraordinary talent and indomitable zeal inthe fields of mechanics, draftsmanship, mapmaking, and every phase of engi neering. His was the path of the dedicated scientist: the intense yearning to analyze and understand, to see problems in a new light, to attack them with infinite patience and imeasurable daring. Every young person interestedin the sea and naval warfare, in the Civil War, in America's contribution to engineering and science, and in the struggle of a man to achieve the best that is in him will find 'Captain John Ericsson' as fascinating a book asthe Monitor's inventor was a man." - from the dj. Very good in price-clipp ed dustjacket. 20.00

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134 BUTLER, John A. Sailing on Friday : The Perilous Voyage of America's Merchant Marine. 1st pr in dj
Brassey's, Washington, 1997, ISBN:1574881248 
BUTLER, John A.. Sailing on Friday : The Perilous Voyage of America's Merchant Marine. Washington, DC: Brassey's, (1997). First Printing. Pp. (i)-xv, [1], 1-287, [1]. Large 8vo, blue cloth. Peake, The United States and the Vietnam War, 1954-1975 : A Selected Annotated Bibliography of English-language Sources, 1096. A retrospect of the role that the United States' merchant marine has played in shaping the people and conflicts of the past. Includedare "accounts of little-noted innovations that had long-lasting effects, d aring ocean rescues, sea battles, the greatest sea lift in world history, and financial gambles that won or lost millions." - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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135 BUTTRE, John Chester A collection of 98 steel engraved portraits of Yale Yale College class of 1859, with facsimiles of corresponding letters to E. Frank Howe from each individual
1859, 
BUTTRE, John Chester. A collection of 98 steel engraved portraits of Yale College class of 1859, with facsimiles of corresponding letters to E. Frank Howe from each individual. N.pl.: n.pub., n.d. [post-1859]. Over 200 leaves. 4to, rebound in new black leather spine and black endpapers, with original embossed brown leather boards, with "E. Frank Howe" in gilt to front board and "Yale 1859" in gilt to spine. The collection consists of engraved plates and facsmiles of letters to E. Frank Howe from his classmates, collevted by Mr. Howe in this volume. A few of the portraits lack corresponding letters, and there are a few letters without plates (their names are not listed below). The volume consists of enmgraved portraits of professors and classmates of Elijah Frank Howe from the Yale Classs of 1859. It includes an engraving of Yale College and one of Rev. Theodore D. Woolsey, President of Yale College, followed by engravings of professors Denison Olmsted, Noah Porter, William A. Larned, James Hadley, Thomas A. Thacher, James D. Dana, Benjamin Silliman, Jr., H.A. Newton, William D. Whitney, and classmates Charles C. Salter, Edmund B. Allis, William H. Anderson, J.H. Andrews, Filip Ansart, Jr.,Edwin L. Beard, E.R. Beardsley, Charles H. Boardman, Henry M. Boris, Daniel Bowe, J.A. Bradbury, Thomas C. Brainerd, Henry L. Breed, Louis H. Bristol, Harry Brodhead, Pitts H. Burt, C.C. Carpenter, Robert J. Carpenter, L.W. Carnadine (?), Edward Carrington, Jr., Franklin Carter, Benjamin Spencer Catlin, Hasket D. Catlin, Green (?) Clay, George H. Coffey, A. Comstock, Nathaniel B. Cooke, L.V. Cortelyou (?), P.V. Daniel, W.B. Darrach, George E. Durham (?), Thomas B. Dwight, Charles Easton, E.T. Fairbanks, James Faulkner, Jr., Samuel D. Faulkner, Gilbert C. Fay, George W. Fisher, W.S. (?)Freeman, Charles H. Gross, William K. Hall, D.C. Hannahs (?), Burton N. Ha rrison, Samuel J. Hartwell, C.H. Hatch, Henry E. Hayward, Jno. H. Hewitt, Edward S. Hinckley, Henry R. Hinckley, John C. Holley, ?? Hough, F.H. Houston, Elijah Franklin Howe, James M. Hubbard, Frank J. Jones, George W. Jones,Edwin S. Kirtland (?), G.R. Lounsbuiry, C.N. Lyman, Moses Lyon, R. McMurtr ie, William H. Mather, John C. Middleton, Charles A. Miller, Jno. C.W. Moore, Robert S. Moore, Homer G. Newton, S. Davis Page, Edward H. Perkins, T.A.Post, W. Henry Rice, William J. Roberts, G.F. Robertson, T. Edwin Ruggles, Eugene Schuyler, Edward C. Sheffield, H.K. Shelden, J.O. Slay, C. Bohn Sli ngluff, Eugene Smith, A.A. Sprague, A.H. Stanton, Robert Augustus Stiles, William A. Stiles, Jos. T. Tatum, George P. Welles, J. Shell Weinberger, Hezekiah Harking (?), George F. Vose, Henry ...son (?), J.H. Twichell, Alfred J. Taylor, Charles W. Wheeler, Roger S. White, Asher H. Wilcox, Charles P. Wilson, Henry Winn, Àrthur B. Wood, Arthur Williams Wright, and E.H. Y... (?). Burton N. Harrison (1838-1904) later became Secretary to Confederate President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War. John Chester Buttre (1821-1893) was an American steel-plate engraver and lithographer, responsible for some 3 000 engraved portraits of American political, naval and military personalities. He published "The American Portrait Gallery" in 3 volumes (1880-81) with text by his daughter, Lillian C. Buttre. Rev. Elijah Franklin Howe (1832-1887) was pastor of the First Congregational Church of Peoria, Illinois. He graduated from Yale in 1859. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Leather boards worn at edges, some waterstaining and foxing to plates, else a very good, solid, rebound copy. 1,500.00

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Account of the Expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily , In the Years 1718, 1719, and 1720.  2d ed., BYNG, George, Sir]
136 BYNG, George, Sir] Account of the Expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily , In the Years 1718, 1719, and 1720. 2d ed.
J. and R. Tonson, 1739, 
[BYNG, George, Sir]. An Account of the Expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily , In the Years 1718, 1719, and 1720, under the Command of Sir George Byng, Bart. (Afterwards Viscount Torrington) Admiral and Commander in Chiefof His Majesty's Fleet; and his Majesty's Commissary and Plenipotiary to t he Several Princes and States of Italy. Collected from the Admiral's Manuscripts, and other Original Papers. The Second Edition. L: Printed for J. andR. Tonson, 1739. Pp 96. 8vo, original wraps. A rather hagiographical accou nt of Byng's finest hour: his decisive defeat of a Spanish fleet off Cape Passaro in Sicily in 1718 through remarkable diligence and dogged pursuit. Byng's victory was complete, or almost so: the author is especially keen to rebut rumours that Byng had attacked the Spanish without warning in defiance of contemporary martial etiquette. Heavily rubbed, wraps chipped especially at spine, slight wear and darkening to edges, title page thumbed, a couple of small spots of soiling to covers, else vg. Clean and bright internally. 650.00

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137 BYWATER, Hector The Great Pacific War : A History of the American-Japanese Campaign of 1931-33. Second American Edition, black cloth in dustjacket
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1932, 1932 
BYWATER, Hector C. The Great Pacific War : A History of the American-Japanese Campaign of 1931-33. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932. Second American Edition. Pp. (6),vii-ix,(3),[1]-321,(3). 8vo, blue cloth cover with orange-red lettering to spine and orange red rising sun illustration to front cover. With map end-papers at front.

Hector Charles Bywater (b. October 21, 1884 in London – d. August 16- 17 (?), 1940 in London, possibly murdered) was a British journalist and military writer.

"In his 1921 book Sea-Power in the Pacific : A Study of the American-Japanese Naval Problem, he predicted naval conflict between Imperial Japan and the United States and expanded the topic further in 1925 book The Great Pacific War. Here Bywater correctly predicted many actions of the Japanese and the Americans, including the Japanese drive to win the "Decisive Battle" and the US island-hopping campaign." The Great Pacific War was published again in Boston, 1942 as The Great Pacific War : A Historic Prophecy Now Being Fulfilled.

"When Mr. Hector Bywater published in 1925 his fictional history of an American-Japanese War, he based his naval and military operations upon the armed strength and equipment of the two nations as conditions at the time and known plans for the future indicated would exist to-day. The present situation in the Pacific renews in striking degree the interest and significance of Mr. Bywater's story. The work of a recognized British naval expert, based on exhaustive infonmation intelligently and logically handled, The Great Pacific War is one of the most important books that the thinking and patriotic American can read at this time. The publishers feel that, by the timely reissue of this volume, a substantial service may be rendered to our better understanding of the present situation in the Pacific, and to the cause of peace, not only in that area, but throughout the world." - the Publishers' Note.

Owner's name in ink to flyleaf, faint staining to inner margin of pages 184-5 where a flower has been pressed, slight wear to edges of spine and corners, else very good and attractive in lightly edgeworn but bright and unclipped dustjacket. 300.00



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138 CABLE, James Studies in International Security No. 16 Gunboat Diplomacy 1919-1979, Political Applications of Limited Naval Force. Second Edition in dustjacket
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1981, ISBN:0312353464 
CABLE, James. Gunboat Diplomacy 1919-1979, Political Applications of Limited Naval Force. New York : St. Martin's Press, (1976). Second Edition, Revised. Pp (8),9-288. Tables in text. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. No. 16 in the Studies in International Security series. "Until this book first appeared in 1971, most people thought that gunboat diplomacy was a thing of the past. Readers of the first edition were startled by the evidencethat navies had been active in every peacetime year from 1919 to 1969. Jam es Cable not only illuminated this aspect of naval history but also contributed new insights in explanation, argument and prediction. As late as 1976,Richard Hill, writing in Survival, remarked that "since 1971 nobody has be en able to discuss sea power without mentioning Cable." This second editionis intended to expand the original argument by surveying the record of the seventies. The author demonstrates that warships acting in conditions of n ominal peace, helped to save Israel, to partition Cyprus, to seize islands and to rescue prisoners. He explains why these episodes were successful andwhy other such maneuvers were unsuccessful, whether they were off Iceland early in the decade or in the Arabian Sea at the end of the decade. The newedition retains the author's lively narrative, crisp argument, and his com pact, yet comprehensive presentation of a neglected chapter in the naval history of our times. For naval officers and diplomats, for the students and practitioners of politics and international relations, for everyone concerned with crisis management, this is a standard work now brought up to date."- from the dj. Contents : Preface. Introduction. Introduction to Revised E dition. 1. Definitions. 2. Principles and precedents of limited naval force: I.: Definitive force: Altmark and Pueblo. II.; Purposeful Force: Corfu and Kuwait. III. Catalytic Force: From the Baltic to Beirut. IV. Expressive Force: Deutschland to Dedalo. 3. The altered environment. 4. Naval capacities and doctrines. 5. The Soviet naval enigma. 6. Applications. Appendix One.Sixty Years of Gunboat Diplomacy. Appendix Two. The Sea Changes of the Sev enties. Very good in dustjacket. 65.00

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139 CAGLE, Malcolm W. MANSON, Frank A. Sea War in Korea.
Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD, 1957, 
CAGLE, Malcolm W. and Frank A. MANSON. The Sea War in Korea. Annapolis, MD : United States Naval Institute, (1957). Pp 555. Illustrated. Maps. Large 8vo, blue cloth. Edwards, The Korean War: An Annotated Bibliography 0802. Very good in worn and chipped dustjacket. 70.00

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140 CAIN, Emily Ghost Ships : Hamilton and Scourge : Historical Treasures from the War of 1812. Paperback Edition.
Musson, Toronto, 1983, ISBN:0773751866 
CAIN, Emily. Ghost Ships : Hamilton and Scourge: Historical Treasures from the War of 1812. Toronto: Musson, (1983). "Stoddart" printed to foot of spine. First Printing. Pp 152. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated black card coverswith white lettering to front cover and yellow lettering to spine. An hist orical and archaeological record of two Royal Navy ships knocked down and sunk by a squall in Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Coming to rest in deep, very cold water they were remarkably well preserved, as the book's many colour photographs demonstrate. Contents: 1. Early Schooner Days on Lake Ontario: The World of Diana and Lord Nelson; 2. Hamilton and Scourge: Eighteen-Twelvers on Lake Ontario; 3. Shipwreck; 4. Hamilton and Scourge Found. Faint spine creasing, black mark to bottom edge, else very good. 15.00

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