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141 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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142 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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143 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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144 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 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;
Index.

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145 BROWNRIGG, Douglas, Rear-Admiral. I Indiscretions of the Naval Censor
Cassell, 1920, 
BROWNRIGG, Douglas, Rear-Admiral. Indiscretions of the Naval Censor. L.: Cassell & Co., 1920. Pp 280, port.frontis.+ 10 plates. 8vo, gilt dec. blue cloth. Chapters: 1. The Establishment of the Navy Censorship; 2. How the NewsCame of the Battles of the Coronel and the Falklands Islands; 3. Problems of Publicity and Propaganda ; 4. The Battle of Jutland; 5. The Death of Lord Kitchener; 6. Educating the People; 7. Co-operation with Other Departments; 8. Zeebrugge and the Censorship; 9. Authors, Publishers, and Some Others; 10. Pressman of Allied Countries; 11. Visitors to the Grand Fleet; 12. Artists and the Naval War; 13. Censoring Naval Letters; 14. Wireless and War News; 15. Odds and Ends; 16. A Censor's "Holidays"; 17. Last Days of the Censorship. With index. 3 plates loose, rubbing to cloth, some spotting to fore-edge, ow g. 75.00

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146 BRYANT, Arthur PEPYS, Samuel) Samuel Pepys : The Man in the Making. no dj.
Reprint Society, London, 1952, 
(PEPYS, Samuel) BRYANT, Arthur. Samuel Pepys : The Man in the Making. London: Reprint Society, (1952). Pp. [i]-x,(3),14-416. 8vo, tan cloth with gilt lettered brown title block to spine. A biography of the first thirty-six years of Pepys' life. Name tag, else vg. 12.50

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147 BRYANT, Arthur SHANKS, Edward MONTGOMERY, Viscount Trafalgar and Alamein
Withy Grove Press, Manchester, 1948, 
BRYANT, Arthur. Trafalgar and Alamein. (Manchester : Printed by Withy GrovePress, 1948). Pp 32. 8vo, green cloth. Reprinted from the "Daily Graphic" of 21st, 22nd, 23rd October and 5th November, 1948. Contents : "Trafalgar Day, 21st October, 1948" and "Alamein Day, 23rd October, 1948" by Arthur Bryant; the poem "Alamein" by Edward Shanks; "Speech" by FieldMarshall the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Very good. 14.00

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148 BUCHAN, John. Battle of Jutland.
Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd, London , 1916, 
BUCHAN, John. The Battle of Jutland. London : Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [1916?]. Pp [1]-[45],(3),+ 6 plates (one double-page, one folding), + folding sketch map. 8vo, disbound. Lacking covers, rubbed, spine browned, folding plate torn and chipped at fold, folding map detached, else good. As is. 25.00

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149 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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150 BUGLER, Arthur Victory Advisory Technical Committee. H.M.S. Victory : Building, Restoration & Repair. First Edition in dustjacket, with boxed plans.
Ministry of Defence (Navy) / HMSO / Her Majesty's Stationery Office , 1966, 
BUGLER, Arthur. H.M.S. Victory : Building, Restoration & Repair. by Arthur Bugler, O.B.E., Late Constructor, H.M. Dockyard, Portsmouth. With the approval of The Victory Technical Committee. London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1966. First Edition. Printed at the University Printing House, Cambridge,. Two Volumes. Pp (6),vii-xix,(1),1-382,(2) + colour frontispiece + 52pages of b&w plates. Many drawings in the text. 17 folding plans in matchi ng box. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spines, gilt decoration tofront board of text volume. Oddly this is not found in Cowie. Arthur Rober t Bugler. An exhaustive examination of the construction, maintenance, and restoration of Nelson's flagship "Nelson's grand old flagship, built in H.M.Dockyard, Chatham, has become the jewel of the premier naval port of the C ommonwealth; flying the flag of the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth, she is visited by many thousands of people each year. This is a detailed account of the building of the ship; of her permanent docking in 1922; of the fight against death-watch beetle and fungal decay; and of her very extensive restoration and reconstruction including full particulars of structure, masts and spars, rigging, blocks and sails. The author brings a unique authority to his subject: he was closely associated as a young man with the restoration and supervised all the major structural repairs carried out since the endof the last war. The fascinating story he recounts will become a standard work on the preservation of wooden ships." - from the dj flap. The boxed plans include views not only of Victory herself, but also of several of the ship's boats. Contents: Foreword by Admiral Sir Wilfrid J.W. Woods, Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth. 1. The building of the Victory. 2. Repairs from launch to 1900. 3. Removal to permanent dry dock, docking and raising. 4. The restoration of H.M.S. Victory to the 1805 condition and the Victory Museum.5. Restoration details : The armament and its associated fittings - Anchor s and cables - The galley - The pumps - Rudder and tiller - Boats. 6. Decayand the death-watch beetle, 1931-64. 7. Structural particulars and repairs , 1900-64 : Beakhead - Stern - The keel - Keelson, hog, deadwood, apron - The timbers - Inner lining, shelf and spirketing - Riders in hold - Pillars and supports nun outer planning - Urlop deck planking - Or top deck beams -Orlop deck carlings - Lower deck - Lower deck beams - Lower deck cartings - Middle deck - Middle deck beams - Middle deck carlings - Upper deck planking - Upper deck beams - Upper deck cartings - Forecastle, quarter- and poop decks - Forecastle deck beams - Quarter-deck beams - Boom deck beams - Forecastle, boom and quarter-deck carlings - The poop deck beams and knees - Bulkheads. 8. Wood caulking and copper sheathing. 9. Damage by enemy aircraft, 1941. 10. Masts and spars. 11. Rigging, blocks and sails : Blocks - Sails - Standing rigging - Drawing references - Warrant - Description - Running rigging - Drawing references - Warrant - Description. 12. The reconstituted Victory Advisory Technical Committee, 1949-64. Corner of flyleaf clippedelse very good in spine browned, slightly rubbed and soiled but unclipped dustjacket. 600.00

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151 BULL, Peter To Sea in a Sieve. 1st UK in dj.
Peter Davies, London, 1956, 
BULL, Peter. To Sea in a Sieve . London: Peter Davies, (1956). First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-224, port. frontis., + 9 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue-grey cloth with navy blue lettering to spine. The Second World War reminiscences of English actor and humourist Bull, who depicts both the humourous, lackadaisical, easy-going nature of the day-to-day operations aboard a ship in the "Wavy Navy", interspersed with the gruesome realities of the war itself. This memoir includes his initial lower-deck and officer training aboard the King Alfred, as well as a look at the battles in Dieppe, Anzio, Salerno, and the south of France. Vg in nicked, spine-sunned, edge-browned, unclipped dj. 25.00

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Lord Cochrane , BUNSTER, Enrique COCHRANE, Thomas, Lord.
152 BUNSTER, Enrique COCHRANE, Thomas, Lord. Lord Cochrane
Empresa Editora Zig-Zag, 1942, 
(COCHRANE, Thomas, Lord). BUNSTER, Enrique. Lord Cochrane (un estudio con variaciones). Santiago de Chile: Empresa Editora Zig-Zag, 1942. Pp 208. 8vo, brown cloth. A popular biography of the great and controversial British seaman and hero of the Chilean and Peruvian wars of independence. In Spanish. Slightly rubbed, else vg. Very scarce. 85.00

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153 BURGESS, M.W. Pageant of Progress series) Warships To-Day. in dj.
Oxford University Press, London, 1940, 
BURGESS, M.W. Warships To-Day . London: Oxford University Press, (1940). Pp. [1]-141,(3), frontis., + 14 p. of plates and 4 folding plans. Illustrated. 8vo, decorated tan cloth with brown lettering to front and spine, top edge dyed red. A volume in The Pageant of Progress series. Contents: 1. The Hidden Guardians of the Coast; 2. Communications; 3. Protection; 4. A Digression of Importance, or Fire Control; 5. Power; 6. Two Cameos. Small smudge to front board, previous owner's name to ffep, else vg in rubbed, chipped dj. 25.00

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154 BURN, Alan Fighting Commodores : The Convoy Commanders in the Second World War.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1999, ISBN:1557502838 
BURN, Alan. The Fighting Commodores : The Convoy Commanders in the Second World War. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, (1999). First Edition. Pp (10),1-262,+ 8 pp plates. Map. 8Vo, navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Starvation or Surrender. 2. The Making of a Commodore. 3. The Convoy Signalmen. 4. Sir Kenelm Creighton. 5. The Coastal Convoys. 6. The Attack on Convoy SC7. 7. The Merchant Seaman's Lot. 8. The Liberty Ships. 9. The Bait Convoy SL125. 10. The Oil Crisis Winter 1942/43. 11. Convoy ONS 154. 12. Knife Edge. 13. Commodores in the Arctic. Minor penciling, else very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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British Neptune; or, A History of the Achievements of the Royal Navy, from the earliest periods to the present time.  1812., BURNEY, William
155 BURNEY, William British Neptune; or, A History of the Achievements of the Royal Navy, from the earliest periods to the present time. 1812.
B. Crosby, 1812, 
BURNEY, William. The British Neptune; or, A History of the Achievements of the Royal Navy, from the earliest periods to the present time. L: B. Crosbyand Co., 1812. Pp 490. 7 leaves of plates, 1 folding map (incomplete). Sma ll 8vo, full calf, paper label to spine. Not in Manwaring or NMM. Burney was also the author of The Naval Heroes of Great Britain. His analysis of thevital importance of the Navy for Britain's survival extends to pre-Roman t imes, and continues in a narrative extending to Nelson's victory at Trafalgar. With three appendices: a chronology of English naval history, an account of the growth of the Royal Navy from the Armada to the time of publication, and a recent Report of Naval Commissioners. A very nice little volume. New eps, half of folding map missing, rubbed, edges dusty, else vg. 350.00

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156 BURNS, K.V., Lieutenant Commander National Maritime Museum. Maritime Monographs and Reports No. 4-1972. Plymouth's Ships of War. ltd ed. spiral bound.
National Maritime Museum, 1972, 
BURNS, K.V., Lieutenant Commander. Plymouth's Ships of War : A History of Naval Vessels Built in Plymouth between 1694 and 1860. (Greenwich: National Maritime Museum), 1972. Pp 152. 4to, spiral bound ill. card covers. Maritime Monographs and Reports No. 4-1972. Limited edition of 1500 copies. Chronological and alphabetical lists of the ships built at H.M. Dockyard, Plymouth, with historical notes and appendixes listing Commissioners and Superintendents as well as Master Shipwrights at that establishment. Vg. 85.00

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Badges and Battle Honours of H.M. Ships.  in dj., BURNS, K.V., Lt. Cdr
157 BURNS, K.V., Lt. Cdr Badges and Battle Honours of H.M. Ships. in dj.
Maritime Books, Liskeard, Cornwall, 1986, ISBN:0907771262 
BURNS, K.V., Lt. Cdr. Badges and Battle Honours of H.M. Ships. (Liskeard, Cornwall, U.K.): Maritime Books, (1986). Pp 208. 4to, green cloth. A selection of Royal Navy crests based on the names of ships in commission or under construction in 1986. The Battle Honours presented are those for all namesakes; entries include colour representations of the crest and photographs ofthe vessels referred to. Vg in dj. 90.00

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158 BURROWS, C. W. MILLER, F. S., Vice-Admiral (intro.) Scapa and a Camera : Pictorial Impressions of Five Years Spent at the GrandFleet Base. in dj.
Country Life, London, 1921, 
BURROWS, C. W.. Scapa and a Camera : Pictorial Impressions of Five Years Spent at the Grand Fleet Base. With an introduction by Vice-Admiral F. S. Miller. London : Country Life, MCMXXI [1921]. Pp. 144, including frontis. and illustrations, + 1 folding map. 4to, tan paper covered boards, with black lettering to front and spine (a pictorial panel of the German Battleship Kaiser entering the Boom at Scapa Flow for Internment at Dawn on 26th November, 1918 to front panel of jacket -- same illustration is on p. 23). An account of the author's time spent at Scapa Flow during the later stages of the First World War, and the few years afterwards, where numerous German naval vessels were interned. This volume includes several dozen black and white photographs of the Scapa defenses during the war,the base's time as an internment center post-war, as well as the natural scenery surrounding Scapa, and the day-to-day lives of those who lived and worked at the base at wartimeand peacetime. Very light nicking to spine ends with light browning to boa rds, sparse spotting to top- and fore-edges, else very good in lightly chipped (1"X2" to upper right corner of front panel affecting top corner of "A"at end of "Scapa"; small chip to head of spine, affecting upper half of "S " in "Scapa"), dust jacket. A very nice copy of a scarce volume. 500.00

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159 BURROWS, C. W. MILLER, F. S., Vice-Admiral (intro.) Scapa and a Camera : Pictorial Impressions of Five Years Spent at the GrandFleet Base. no dj.
Country Life, London, 1921, 
BURROWS, C. W.. Scapa and a Camera : Pictorial Impressions of Five Years Spent at the Grand Fleet Base. With an introduction by Vice-Admiral F. S. Miller. London: Country Life, MCMXXI [1921]. Pp. 144, including frontis. and illustrations, + 1 folding map. 4to, tan paper covered boards, with black lettering to front and spine. An account of the author's time spent at Scapa Flow during the later stages of the First World War, and the few years afterwards, where numerous German naval vessels were interned. This volume includes several dozen black and white photographs of the Scapa defenses duringthe war,the base's time as an internment center post-war, as well as the n atural scenery surrounding Scapa, and the day-to-day lives of those who lived and worked at the base at wartime and peacetime. Slightly cocked, light browning to spine, sparse edgespotting to top- and fore-edges, a few foxed spots to first couple leaves, else very good. Lacking dj. 350.00

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160 BURTON, Anthony Rise and Fall of British Shipbuilding. pbk.
Constable, London, 1994, ISBN:0094756201 
BURTON, Anthony. The Rise and Fall of British Shipbuilding . London: Constable, (1994). Pp. (6),7-272, + 24 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. A thorough, scholarly survey of English shipbuilding through the ages, from England's rise as a naval power in the sail era, to the peak of British shipbuilding under the direction of the likes of Brunel and Armstrong, to the "cataclysmic fall" of the once-unshakeable industry asinvestment, labour, and demarcation issues in the later stages of the stea m era. Very good. 14.00

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