John W. Doull, Bookseller, Inc.

Quick Search

Author/Illustrator
Title
Words appearing in our descriptions
Keyword(s)
 
 
 
 

Click on Title to view full description

 
141 Register Court and City Register; or, Gentleman's Complete Annual Calendar, For the Year 1786; Containing, I. New and Correct Lists of both Houses of Parliament. II. The Court Register. III. Lists of the Army, Navy, Universities, Public Offices, Hospitals, &c.
Printed for J. Jolliffe, London, 1786, 
(Register). The Court and City Register; or, Gentleman's Complete Annual Calendar, For the Year 1786; Containing, I. New and Correct Lists of both Houses of Parliament. II. The Court Register. III. Lists of the Army, Navy, Universities, Public Offices, Hospitals, &c. With many Improvements, and the Addition of some new Lists. A New Edition, corrected to the 4th of March. London : Printed for J. Jolliffe, [et al], n.d. [1786]. Pp [i]-vi,[1]281. 12mo, full calf, gilt date to spine. Lists of nautical interest (Naval Departments, pp 107-140), divided as follows : List of King's Ships (pp 107-112);Admirals of the Royal Navy (pp 112-113); The Captains (pp 113-117); Master s and Commanders (pp 117-119); The Lieutenants (pp 119-129); Navy Agents (p. 130); Pay of Officers (pp 130-131); Admiralty-Office (pp 132-133); Navy-Office, etc. (pp 133-140). Covers detached, calf worn, book broken in half, contemporary penned name, else a good copy only. As is. 100.00

Price: 100.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
142 RICHMOND, Herbert). HUNT, Barry D. HUNT, Barry D. Sailor-Scholar. 1st Cdn no dj
Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, ON, 1982, ISBN:0889201048 
(RICHMOND, Admiral Sir Herbert). HUNT, Barry D. Sailor-Scholar : Admiral Sir Herbert Richmond 1871-1946. (Waterloo) : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, (1982). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xii,1-259,(1). 8vo, blue cloth with white titles to front and spine. Chapters : 1. The Fisher Era: The Educationof a Reformer; 2. The Naval Society and Review; 3. At the Admiralty: The F irst Years of War (1914-1915); 4. Crisis at Sea: The Young Turks' Revolt (1916-1917); 5. The Wemyss Regime: Great Expectations Unfulfilled (1918-1919); 6. Postwar Readjustments: The View from Greenwich (1920-1923); 7. The East Indies Station: Singapore, India, and Imperial Defence (1923-1925); 8. The Imperial Defence College (1926-1928); 9. Madden, "Royal Oak," and "Belligerent Rights": "The Day of the Politician" (1927-1929); 10. "Smaller navies": The London Naval Conference and Richmond's Retirement (1929-1931); 11. Cambridge: The Final Years. Very light shelfwear, else very good. Uncommon. 85.00

Price: 85.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
143 RODGER, N.A.M. Safeguard of the Sea : A Naval History of Britain 660-1649. 2nd US printing
W.W. Norton & Company, New York / London, 0, ISBN:039304579x 
RODGER, N.A.M. The Safeguard of the Sea : A Naval History of Britain 660-1649. New York / London : W.W. Norton & Company, (1998). Second US Printing. Pp [i]-xxviii,[1]-691,(1),+ 24 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, navy cloth spine, gilt lettering to spine, blue paper covered boards. Contents : 1. The Three Seas (660-899; Ships 660-1066). 2. The First English Empires (900-1066). 3. The Partition of Britain (1066-1204). 4. The Fall of the House of Anjou (Operations 1204-1266; Administration 1204-1216). 5. Ships of War (Ships 1066-1455). 6. The Northern Wars (Operations 1266-1336). 7. Edward III at Sea (Operations 1336-1360). 8. Decline and Fall (Operations 1360-1410). 9. The Chief Support of the Kingdom (Administration 1216-1420). 10. Captains and Admirals (Social History 1204-1455). 11. The End of the Empire (Operations 1410-1455; Administration 1420-1455). 12. Change and Decay (1456-1509). 13. Departed Dreams (Operations 1509-1523). 14. Precarious Isolation (Operations 1523-1550). 15. The Flower of England's Garland (Operations 1550-1572). 16. The Galley and the Galleon (Ships 1509-1602). 17. The Council of the Marine (Administration 1509-1574). 18. The Spanish War (Operations 1572-1587). 19. The Advantage of Time and Place (Operations 1588). 20. The Method of Jason (Operations 1589-1603). 21. The Path to Fame (Social History: Officers 1509-1603). 22. Sailors for My Money (Social History: Men 1509-1603). 23. The Undertaking of a Maiden Queen (Administration 1574-1603). 24. No More Drakes (Operations 1603-1630). 25. The Inward Cause of All Disorders (Administration 1603-1630). 26. A Diamond in His Crown (Operations and Administration 1630-1639; Ships 1603-1639). 27. One and All (Social History 1603-1639). 28. The Fall of Three Kingdoms (1640-1649). Conclusion. Appendices : I. Chronology. II. Ships. III. Medieval Fleets. IV. Rates of Pay. V. Admirals and Officials. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 40.00

Price: 40.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
144 RODMAN, Hugh Yarns of a Kentucky Admiral. no dj.
Bobbs-Merrill, 1928, 
RODMAN, Hugh. Yarns of a Kentucky Admiral. Illustrated. Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, (1928). Pp 320. 8vo, blue cloth. A fascinating nautical miscellany drawn from the experience of a long-serving American naval officer. The Admiral reflects on his youth in Kentucky, his service in the Pacific, his experience in the Canal Zone; and muses on nautical language, strange phenomena of the sea, and Northern wildlife. Spine darkened, white stain to fore-edge of front board, else vg. 65.00

Price: 65.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Trafalgar  : Countdown to Battle 1803-1805. First British Edition in dustjacket., SCHOM, Alan
145 SCHOM, Alan Trafalgar : Countdown to Battle 1803-1805. First British Edition in dustjacket.
Michael Joseph, 1990, 1990 0718131991 / 9780718131999 
SCHOM, Alan. Trafalgar : Countdown to Battle 1803-1805. London : Michael Joseph, (1990). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-ix,(1),[1]-421,(1) + 24 pages of plates. Maps in text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With map end-papers.

Alan Schom (b. 1937, Sterling, Illinois).

A portrait of Nelson's apotheosis painted on a broad canvas, considering in detail the plans of both British and French, and situating the battle in the context of the contemporary cultures of each nation.

"The battle of Trafalgar is arguably England's most famous naval victory; Admiral Lord Nelson her most revered naval hero. Yet the battle of 21st October 1805 was not simply an isolated feat on Nelson's part. part. It actually began two years earlier in the summer of 1803, when Napoleon Bonaparte issued orders for the creation of an army and flotilla destined to invade England. That invasion was finally successfully thwarted, thanks to the brilliant strategy and remarkable perseverance of Admiral Sir William Cornwallis and his blockading Channel Fleet. This achievement Cornwallis - the unsung hero - capped by creating and despatching the fleet that enabled Nelson to defeat the French.

These facts have until now been ignored by historians. In a remarkable piece of historical detection Alan Schom has tapped previously unexplored archival material in both France and England to present Trafalgar in its true historic scope and context

Trafalgar brings to life the huge war effort on wotn sides of the Channel. Napoleon devoted two years of his life to the creation of the greatest invasion force and concentration of coastal artillery ever seen in European history until then, in the course of which he brought his country to the verge of bankruptcy. Upon assuming office as Frime Minister in May 1804, William Pitt countered this unparalleled threat with a drive to Held a large army while rearming and reinvigorating the demoralised Navy.

The extraordinary personalities involved - politicians admirals, generals, French, English, Dutch, Spanish - paint (largely through their own words) a vivid and revealing portrait not only of themselves but of the colourful age in which they lived. Culminating in a masterly description of the decisive battle and Nelson's majestic funeral, Trafalgar is a work of great power and originality that combines a weaitn ol detail with a strong dramatic sense and powerful narrative drive." - from the dj.

Preface;
1. "The Fate of the Universe'
2. 'Our King! Our Country! And Our God!'
3. Building an Armada;
4. Invasion Preparations
5. 'The Safety of the Country Will Never be at Hazard';
6. The Politics of War;
7. Stepping up Operations;
8. 'As Many Tricks as a Monkey';
9. Phantom Fleets;
10. The Last Homecoming;
11. Cadiz;
12. 'A Pell-Mell Battle";
13. A State Funeral.

Appendices :
1. Chronology of Events;
2. Biographical Sketches;
3. Fleets.
With Notes and sources and index.

Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 27.00


Price: 27.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
146 SCHOMBERG, Isaac Naval Chronology : Or, An Historical Summary of Naval and Maritime Events from the Time of the Romans to the Treaty of Peace, 1802. 5 vols.
C. Roworth, London, 1802, 
SCHOMBERG, Isaac. Naval Chronology : Or, An Historical Summary of Naval andMaritime Events from the Time of the Romans to the Treaty of Peace, 1802 . With an appendix. IN FIVE VOLUMES. London: printed for T. Egerton, at the Military Library, Whitehall; Bickerstaff, 210, Strand; and Richardson, Royal Exchange; by C. Roworth, Hudson's Court, Strand, 1802. I: Pp. [i]-ix,(11),[1]-481,(4) of index; II: Pp. (2),[1]-454,(26) of index; III: Pp. (2),[1]-640,(26) of index; IV: Pp. (4),[1]-759,(1); IV: (4),[1]-394,(20). 8vo, volumes 1-4 are half black leather with plain brownish paper covered boards, gilt lettering and tooling to spines; volume 5 is untrimmed, with brown clothspine and marbled boards, paper label to spine. Schomberg (b. Great Yarmou th, 27 March 1753; ,d. 20 Jan. 1813).. " captain in the navy, naval commissioner, and author,[...] He was afterwards for a few months in the Prudent, with his uncle Alexander ; for three years in the Trident, flagship of Sir Peter Denis, in the Mediterranean, and for nearly two years in the Romney, flagship of Vice-admiral John Montagu [q. v.] at Newfoundland. He passed his examination on 21 Nov. 1776, and on 21 Aug. 1777 was promoted to the rankof lieutenant. Next year he was commanding the Labrador schooner on the Ne wfoundland station, [...] During the following years he resided principallyat Seend in Wiltshire, occupied in the compilation of the ' Naval Chronolo gy,' which was published in 1802 (5 vols. 8vo), a work still valuable as a book of reference, more especially for the lists of ships and officials in volumes iv. and v." - DNB, Vol., p..433-434. An ambitious, thorough chronological presentation of the history of British naval seafaring, examining key moments in exploration, colonisation and settlement, as well as key navalbattles, stretching from Roman times to the height of the Napoleonic Wars, with a clear emphasis (all but about 90 pages of the five-volume set) plac ed on naval actions of the eighteenth century (as it was this information that was of utmost relevance at the time of publication). The eighteenth century information, while presented chronologically, is also uniformly presented in a regional breakdown, with domestic issues (parliamentary economics - with wages, money spent on shipbuilding and maintenance, hospoital support, &c., &c. - promotions within the ranks, deaths of eminent personages, the building of ships, the passing of bills relevant to the Royal navy) taking initial precedence in each section, followed by a focus on issues dealingwith the Americas, the West Indies, the East Indies, and other locales of English interest. Each annual section, particularly during the contests with the French, finishes with numbers of ships taken by either side in the ongoing conflict. As is to be expected, there are numerous aspects of Nova Scotian interest interspersed throughout the sest, with ongoing surveys of the battles with the French at Louisbourg, as well as a paragraph detailing the founding of Halifax by Cornwallis in 1749 (I, 258). The final volume is an overarching appendix, detailing the "losses sustained by the several belligerent powers, [the] public offices in the naval department, [the] Admirals of the Royal Navy, [and the] Captains of the Royal Navy, with those who have lost their lives in the Service." Fairly uniform wear to spine ends, outer hinges, and extremities of first four volumes in the set, sparse foxing throughout, and rubbing to boards; glue remnant to rear board of fourth volume. Volume five has a sizeable dampstain to the front board, and the bulk of the spine paper label has been chipped away. All hinges are still strong. A nice set. Ex-libris Admiral Hugh Francis Pullen (bookplate to pastedown of volume 4). For the set. 2,000.00

Price: 2000.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
147 SCHROEDER, Seaton Half Century of Naval Service
Appleton, New York, 1922, 
SCHROEDER, Seaton. A Half Century of Naval Service. New York: Appleton, 1922. Pp 443, frontis.+ 3 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Myron Smith American Naval Bibliography IV:545. Seaton (b. Washington, D.C., 17 August 1849 – d. Washington, D.C., 19 October 1922) Chapters : 1. Midshipman Days - Pacific Station; 2. Asiatic Station - Korean Expedition; 3. West Indies - Virginius Affair; 4. Transit of Venus Cruise [aboard U.S.S. Swatara]; 5. Submerged Continent in the Atlantic - Service in the Mediterranean; 6. Expeditionto Bring Obelisk from Egypt to New York; 7. Surveying - United States Fish Commission; 8. Office of Naval Intelligence - U.S.S. Vesuvius; 9. U.S.S. M assachusetts - Santiago Campaign; 10. Governor of Guam (pp.231-269); 11. General Board - U.S.S. Virginia; 12. Fleet Cruise around the World; 13. Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet - Retired List - Duty and Comments. With index. Some spotting to fore-edge, spine rubbed, ow vg. 90.00

Price: 90.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
148 SEYMOUR, Edward H., Right Hon. Sir, Admiral of the Fleet My Naval Career and Travels. First Edition
Smith, Elder, London, 1911, 
SEYMOUR, Edward H., Right Hon. Sir, Admiral of the Fleet. My Naval Career and Travels. London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1911. First Edition. Pp [i]-xvi,1-[429],(3), frontis portrait + 8 plates. Index.. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Memoirs of this Victorian officer, with extensive reflections on his long service in China. Contents : 1. H.M.S. Encounter. 2. H.M.S. Terrible. 3. H.M.S. Terrible (continued). 4. H.M.S. Terrible(continued). 5. H.M.S. Cruizer. 6. H.M.S. Calcutta. 7. H.M.S. Pique, Merse y, and Imperieuse. 8. H.M.S. Chesapeake, Cowper, and Waterman. 9. H.M.S. Sphinx and Imperieuse. 10. Flag-Lieutenant. 11. The Mazinthien. 12. The Coastguard. 13. H.M.S. Growler. 14. Commander – H.M.S. Lively – Captain. 15. H.M.S. Orontes. 16. Captain. 17. H.M.S. Ibis. 18. H.M.S. Inflexible. 19. Captain – H.M.S. Oregon – Captain. 20. Flag-Captain – Naval Reserves. 21. Rear-Admiral. 22. Rear-Admiral (continued). 23. Rear-Admiral (continued). 24. Second in Command Channel Squadron. 25. Second in Command Channel Squadron (continued). 26. Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves. 27. China Command. 28. China Command (continued). 29. China Command (continued). 30. China Command (continued). 31. China Command (continued). 32. China Command (continued). 33. China Command (continued). 34. Admiral. 35. Plymouth Command. 36. Admiral of the Fleet. 37. Admiral of the Fleet (continued). 38. H.M.S. Inflexible and New York. 39. Envoi. Light wear to spine ends and corners, slight bubbling to cloth, penned name and note to endpapers, browning to endpapers, some foxing to fore-edge and frontis tissue guard, else very good. 120.00

Price: 120.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
149 SMITH, Humphrey Hugh Admiral Never Forgets : Reminiscences of thirty-seven years on the active list of the Royal Navy. 2nd ed.
Seeley, Service & Co, London, 1936, 
SMITH, Humphrey Hugh, Vice-Admiral. An Admiral Never Forgets : Reminiscences of thirty-seven years on the active list of the Royal Navy. London: Seeley, Service & Co., [1936]. Second Edition. Pp. (12),13-317,(3), frontis. + [15] leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. The book isfilled with fascinating anecdotes of a man who loved life and thoroughly e njoyed his career in the Royal Navy. Plate between pp. 258-259 loose but present, some light spine ridging, nick to head of spine, name to ffep, else good. No dj. 20.00

Price: 20.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
150 SMITH, Humphrey Hugh Admiral Never Forgets : Reminiscences of thirty-seven years on the active list of the Royal Navy. 2nd ed. blue cloth.
Seeley, Service & Co, 1936, 
SMITH, Humphrey Hugh, Vice-Admiral. An Admiral Never Forgets : Reminiscences of thirty-seven years on the active list of the Royal Navy. L.: Seeley, Service & Co., [1936]. Pp 317, including frontis. + [15] pp of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. The book is filled with fascinating anecdotes of a man who loved life and thoroughly enjoyed his career in the Royal Navy. Slightly cocked, somewhat worn, bumping to extremities, ow vg. 30.00

Price: 30.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
151 STEINERT, Marlis G. DONITZ, Karl, Admiral) Die 23 Tage der Regierung Donitz. in dj.
Econ-Verlag, Dusseldorf, 1967, 
STEINERT, Marlis G. Die 23 Tage der Regierung Dönitz . Düsseldorf: Econ-Verlag, (1967). Pp. (6),7-426,(2). 8vo, purple cloth with white lettering to spine. A survey of the 23-day presidency of former German naval admiral KarlDönitz, who was the figurehead of the crumbling Third Reich from Hitler's suicide to the dissolving of the government after the war. Text in German. Vg in lightly nicked dj. 20.00

Price: 20.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
152 STEPHEN, Martin Fighting Admirals : British Admirals of the Second World War. UK in dj.
Leo Cooper, London, 1991, ISBN:0850527287 
STEPHEN, Martin. The Fighting Admirals : British Admirals of the Second World War. London: Leo Cooper, (1991). Pp. (8),[ix]-x,[1]-227,(3), + 12 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents: 1. The Making of an Admiral; 2. 1939: The Battle of the River Plate and Dudley Pound; 3. 1940: Narvik, Dunkirk, and Ramsay; 4. Oran and Taranto; 5. Matapan, Crete, and Bismarck; 6. Prince of Wales and Repulse; 7. The Channel Dash and Sirte; 8. Barents Sea and North Cape; 9. D-Day and the U-boat War. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. 20.00

Price: 20.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
153 STREET, Lucie PENN, William, Admiral Sir) Uncommon Sailor: A Portrait of Admiral Sir William Penn: English Naval Supremacy. 1st US in dj.
St. Martin's, New York, 1988, ISBN:0312015267 
STREET, Lucie. An Uncommon Sailor: A Portrait of Admiral Sir William Penn: English Naval Supremacy. NY: St. Martin's Press, (1988). Pp 172. 8vo, browncloth. "The story spans Penn's nautical childhood, service in the English Civil War with the Irish Guard, and his prominent and successful role in the Dutch Wars and command of Cromwell's expedition to the Spanish Main. Always sympathetic to the royalist cause, Penn welcomed Charles II aboard the ship that restored the king to England, and was knighted on the deck. For the next nine years he was a member of parliament, a commissioner of the Navy, and a close colleague of Samuel Pepys." -from the dj. Vg in rubbed, nicked dj. 40.00

Price: 40.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
154 SWEETMAN, Jack (ed.). Great Admirals : Command at Sea, 1587-1945.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1997, ISBN:087021229X 
SWEETMAN, Jack (ed.). The Great Admirals : Command at Sea, 1587-1945. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, (1997). First Printing. Pp [i]-xxvi,(2),1-535,(5). Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. Contents : Survey I.: The Ship and the Gun. 1. Francis Drake: God's Corsair (1543?-1596). 2. Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp: Father of Naval Tactics (1598-1653). 3. Robert Blake: The State's Admiral (1599-1657). 4. Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter: Ornament of His Age (1607-1676). 5. Niels Juel: The Good Old Knight (1629-1697). Survey II.: The Line of Battle. 6. Edward Hawke: Risk-Taker Preeminent (1705-1781). 7. Pierre-Andre de Suffren de Saint-Tropez: Admiral Satan (1729-1788). 8. Horatio Nelson: A Man to Be Loved (1758-1805). 9. Andreas Miaoulis: From Pirate to Admiral (1769-1835). Survey III.: The Machine Age at Sea. 10. David Glasgow Farragut: Deliberate Planner,Impetuous Fighter (1801-1870). 11. Wilhelm von Tegetthoff: Admiral of the Unexpected (1827-1871). Survey IV.: The New Steel Navies. 12. George Dewey:His Father's Son (1837-1917). 13. Heihachiro Togo: Japan's Nelson (1848-19 34). Survey V.: The Dreadnought Revolution. 14. John R. Jellicoe: Technology's Victim (1859-1935). 15. Reinhard Scheer: Intuition under Fire (1863-1928). Survey VI.: The Advent of Air-Sea Warfare. 16. Andrew Browne Cunningham: The Best Man of the Lot (1883-1963). 17. Isoroku Yamamoto: Alibi of a Navy (1884-1943). 18. Raymond A. Spruance: The Thinking Man's Admiral (1886-1969). 19. William F. Halsey, Jr.: The Bull (1882-1959). Very good. 12.50

Price: 12.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
155 THOMAS, David A. HOLMES, Patrick Queen Mary and the Cruiser : The Curacoa Disaster
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1997, ISBN:1557506981 
THOMAS, David A., and Patrick HOLMES. Queen Mary and the Cruiser : The Curacoa Disaster. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, (1997). First US Edition. Pp [i]-xii,1-196,+ 16 pp plates. Index. 8vo, navy cloth, gilt letteringto spine. Contents : Introduction. 1. Showing the Flag: Prelude to War. 2. Bombed in Norway 3. Norwegian Aftermath: The North-About Convoys. 4. Capta in of His Majesty's Cruiser. 5. The Superlative Liner: Cunard Captain. 6. Escorting the Queens. 7. Those in Peril on the Sea: Danger Looms. 8. The Collision: Struggling for Survival. 9. Escapes from Death. 10. Captains in Court. 11. Judgement against Negligence. 12. Court of Appeal. 13. House of Lords. 14. Epilogue. Appendix: A. Rear Admirals and Captains 1918-1942. B. The'C' Class Cruisers. C. Fate of 'C' Class Cruisers. D. Casualty Lists. E. D irection, Distance and Speeds. F. Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. G. Correspondence with Captain Heighway. Pencilled note to inside front cover, else very good in dustjacket. 100.00

Price: 100.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
156 THOMAS, Evan. Sea of Thunder : Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945. book club in dj.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2006, 
THOMAS, Evan. Sea of Thunder : Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945. New York: Simon & Schuster, (2006). Book Club Edition. Pp.(16),1-415,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, navy boards. "Evan Thomas takes us insid e the naval war of 1941-1945 in the South Pacific in a way that blends the best of military and cultural history and riveting narrative drama. He follows four men throughout: Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, the American fleet commander; Admiral Takeo Kurita, the Japanese battleship commander; AdmiralMatome Ugaki, commander of and last of the kamikazes; and Commander Ernest Evans, who led his destroyer on the last great charge in the last great na val battle in history." - from the dj. Vg in dj. 14.00

Price: 14.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
157 THOMAS, Evan. Sea of Thunder : Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945. in dj.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2006, ISBN:9780743252218 
THOMAS, Evan. Sea of Thunder : Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945. New York: Simon & Schuster, (2006). First Printing. Pp. (16),1-415,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, grey paper covered boards with red cloth spine, gilt lettering to spine. "Evan Thomas takes us inside the naval war of1941-1945 in the South Pacific in a way that blends the best of military a nd cultural history and riveting narrative drama. He follows four men throughout: Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, the American fleet commander; AdmiralTakeo Kurita, the Japanese battleship commander; Admiral Matome Ugaki, com mander of and last of the kamikazes; and Commander Ernest Evans, who led his destroyer on the last great charge in the last great naval battle in history." - from the dj. Vg in unclipped dj. 18.00

Price: 18.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
158 THOMAS, Evan. Sea of Thunder : Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945. Large Print Edition
Thomson / Gale, Detroit , 2007, ISBN:9781594122575 
THOMAS, Evan. Sea of Thunder : Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945. Large Print Edition. Detroit : Thomson / Gale, (2007). First Printing. Pp [1]-705,(15). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated black card covers. "Journalist and bestselling historian Evan Thomas takes us inside the naval war of 1941-1945 in the South Pacific in a way that blends the best ofmilitary and cultural history and riveting narrative drama. He follows fou r men throughout: Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, the American fleet commander; Admiral Takeo Kurita, the Japanese battleship commander; Admiral MatomeUgaki, commander of and last of the kamikazes; and Commander Ernest Evans, who led his destroyer on the last great charge in the last great naval bat tle in history." - from the back cover. Light green mark to fore-edge, elsevery good. 12.50

Price: 12.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
159 TUNSTALL, Brian BYNG, John, Admiral) Admiral Byng and the Loss of Minorca. First Edition
Philip Allan & Co., London, 1928, 
TUNSTALL, Brian. Admiral Byng and the Loss of Minorca. London : Philip Allan & Co. Ltd., (1928). First Edition. Pp. (4),v-x,1-293,(1), portrait frontispiece., + 11 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. The story of Byng's loss of the island of Minorca to France during the Seven Years' War, and his eventual execution. Byng was the governor of Newfoundland in the 1740s. "Admiral Byng has had to wait a long time for his vindication. Although he lingers in the memory of most of us as the unlucky Admiral who was shot, in the words of Voltaire, 'to encourage the others,' there was always a feeling that the sentence was not wholly undeserved. Mr. Tunstall now gives the whole story. He has unravelled the complicated threadof political intrigue which entangled the affair, and brings in a verdict with which few will quarrel. The book is at once a study in naval history and the story of a cause célčbre, in which the chief actors and the parts they played are described with vivacity and fidelity." - from the dj [not with this copy]. Chapters : 1. The Legend; 2. The Man; 3. The Navy, Politics and Public Opinion; 4. The Seven Years' War; 5. Admiral Byng Sets Sail; 6. Gibraltar; 7. Minorca; 8. The Battle; 9. The Council of War; 10. The News; 11. The Arrest; 12. The Trial; 13. The Sentence; 14. The Execution. With index. Boards splayed, front board specked, edges and initial and final leavesspotted, else very good. 80.00

Price: 80.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
160 TUNSTALL, Brian NAPIER, Charles HOWE Flights of Naval Genius. First Edition
Philip Allan, 1930, 
TUNSTALL, Brian. Flights of Naval Genius. London : Philip Allan, (1930). First Edition. Pp 299. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapters : Howe and the Mutiny; Rodney; Sir Sidney Smith; Lord Camelford; Sir Charles Napier. With bibliography and index. Dampstaining to cloth, slightly rubbed, name, else very good. 80.00

Price: 80.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
< PREV  1 2 3 4 5 6 7   8  9 10  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@doullbooks.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie