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

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

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

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

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

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

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British Flag Triumphant!  or, The Wooden Walls of Old England: Being Copiesof the London Gazettes, Containing the Accounts of the Great Victories and Gallant Exploits of the British Fleets, During the Last and Present War. F irst Edition, RADSTOCK, William Waldegrave).
147 RADSTOCK, William Waldegrave). British Flag Triumphant! or, The Wooden Walls of Old England: Being Copiesof the London Gazettes, Containing the Accounts of the Great Victories and Gallant Exploits of the British Fleets, During the Last and Present War. F irst Edition
1806, 
[RADSTOCK, William Waldegrave]. The British Flag Triumphant! or, The WoodenWalls of Old England: Being Copies of the London Gazettes, Containing the Accounts of the Great Victories and Gallant Exploits of the British Fleets,During the Last and Present War: Together with correct Lists of Admirals a nd Captains in the Several Engagements: To which is Prefixed, An Address tothe Officers, Seamen, and Marines, of His Majesty's Fleets. London : "Sold by Messrs. F.C. & J. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard; J. Hatchard, Picca dilly; & J. Asperne, Cornhill", 1806. First Edition. Pp (6),[3]-108 + 6-page list of subscribers. 8vo, in 3/4 red leather with 2 raised bands, red cloth boards (bound by Hatchards), gilt lettering and two small gilt anchors to spine. Top-edge gilt. Cowie 94, Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum, Vol 5. Naval History 1926 [under Anonymous]. "Baron Radstock took part in the Battle of St. Vincent in 1797, and was made an Admiral in 1802 (see DNB). Immediate accounts of the victories of Howe, Cornwallis,Bridport, Jervis, Duncan, Nelson, Smith, Saumarez, Collingwood, Strachan, and Duckworth; with the London Gazette's account of Lord Nelson's public funeral. Contents: The Address (pp.[3]-11) was written by Sir James Allan Park (1763-1838). Chapters : 1. Lord Howe, 1st June, 1794 [i.e. The Glorious First of June]; 2. Admiral Cornwallis, 17th June, 1798; 3. Lord Bridport, 23June, 1795; 4. Sir John Jervis, 14th February, 1797 [the Battle of Cape St Vincent]; 5. Admiral Duncan, 11th October, 1797; 6. Sir Horatio Nelson, Th e Nile, 1st August, 1798; 7. Sir Sydney Smith, 1799; 8. Lord Nelson, Copenhagen, 2nd April 1801; 9. Sir James Saurmarez, 8th July, 1801; 10. Lord Nelson, Trafalgar, 21st October, 1805; 11. Lord Collingwood's Continuation; 12.Sir R.J. Strachan, 3rd November, 1805; 13. Sir J.T. Duckworth, 6th Februar y, 1806 [Sir John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817, later Governor of Newfoundland]. Author's inscription: "The [] address to this little Work is written by James Allan Park Esq - one of his Majesty's Council. The rest was compiled & put together by Admiral Lord Radstock, by whom it is now presented to Mr Anderson Delacy in token of his regard & esteem / Radstock / Jan'y 12th, 1811" A very good, tidy, clean and tight copy, attractivley bound. 2,000.00.

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

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

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150 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

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151 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

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152 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. Nicholas Andrew Martin Rodger (b. November 12, 1949). Contents : 1. The Three Seas (660-899; Ships 660-1066). 2. The First English Empires (900-1066). 3. The Partition ofBritain (1066-1204). 4. The Fall of the House of Anjou (Operations 1204-12 66; 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 Advantageof Time and Place (Operations 1588). 20. The Method of Jason (Operations 1 589-1603). 21. The Path to Fame (Social History: Officers 1509-1603). 22. Sailors for My Money (Social History: Men 1509-1603). 23. The Undertaking ofa 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. Verygood in unclipped dustjacket. 40.00

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153 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

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Trafalgar  : Countdown to Battle 1803-1805. First British Edition in dustjacket., SCHOM, Alan
154 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.

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155 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

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156 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

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157 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

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158 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

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159 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

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160 STABLES, Gordon DRAKE, Francis, Sir Old England on the Sea : The Story of Admiral Drake
John F. Shaw, London, 1900, 
(DRAKE, Francis, Sir). STABLES, Gordon. Old England on the Sea : The Story of Admiral Drake. New Edition. London ; John F. Shaw and Co., n.d. [1900]. Pp [i]-x,(3),14-380,(4),+ 6 plates. 8vo, pictorial red cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, all edges gilt. A volume in the Splendid Books for Boys series. Tear to spine ends, small tear to mid-spine, corners worn and bumped, cloth rubbed and damp-stained, hinges shaky, a few plates loose, school prize presentation bookplate dated Xmas 1905, else good only. As is. 25.00

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