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161 TUNSTALL, Brian NAPIER, Charles HOWE Flights of Naval Genius. First Edition
Philip Allan, London, 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. Minor bubbling to spine, some foxing to endpapers, light pencil marks to some pages and endpapers, else very good. From the library of Admiral Pullen.. 90.00

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Wooden Walls of Old England, or, the Lives of Celebrated Admirals. First Edition, TYTLER, Margaret Fraser
162 TYTLER, Margaret Fraser Wooden Walls of Old England, or, the Lives of Celebrated Admirals. First Edition
J. Hatchard & Son / Hatchard's, London , 1847, 
TYTLER, Margaret Fraser. The Wooden Walls of Old England, or, the Lives of Celebrated Admirals. London : J. Hatchard & Son, 187, Piccadilly, 1847. First Edition. Pp (8),[1]-331,(1), (32, Hatchard's 1847 catalogue), + frontispiece. Small 8vo, blue-green pressed cloth, with gilt ship decoration to front board and spine, gilt title to spine.

There is a Miss Ann Fraser Tytler,novelist in the publisher's catalogue at the rear of this book.

According to the DNB, Ann was the eldest daughter of Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747-1813) and had one sister Jane. Which puts us no further ahead in the biography of Margaret. This book's double dedication ("To My Dear Sailor Boy, William Fitz Herbert, R—N., and to George Rawdon R—N., The Wooden Walls of Old England, is Affectionately Dedicated") offered some further hope of biographical search triangulation, but so far to no avail.

Chapters:
1. Admiral Lord Rodney;
2. Admiral Earl Howe;
3. Admiral Earl St. Vincent;
4. Admiral Lord de Saumarez;
5. Admiral Lord Collingwood;
6. Admiral Sir Sidney Smith;
7.Admiral Viscount Exmouth.

Tear to top of spine, corners worn, spine sunned (but gilt still bright), else very good, clean and tight, and with the half-title page. 200.00

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163 United States Naval Institute GRAY, Colin S. DOM, David R. GREER, William L. Proceedings U.S. Naval Institute. Vol. 112/2/996, February 1986
Annapolis, MD, U.S. Naval Institute, 1986, 
(United States Naval Institute). Proceedings U.S. Naval Institute. Vol. 112/2/996, February 1986. Annapolis, MD : U.S. Naval Institute, 1986. Pp [1]-144. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated wrappers. Contents : ColinS. Gray's “Maritime Strategy”; David R. Dorn's “The Next Liberty Ship”; Cm dr. David M. Fitzgerald's “The Soviets in Southeast Asia”; William L. Greerand Cmdr. James Bartholomew's “The Psychology of Mine Warfare”; Capt. Paul R. Swarz's “The Admirals' Revolt”; Lt. Cmdr. Douglas S. Derrer's “Counteri ng Terrorism, Part II”; Stephen Sloan's “TWA Flight-837 : Learning Hard Lessons”; Michael Stoiko and George Luedeke, Jr.'s “Advancing South with Advanced Vehicles”; and regular departments. Very good. 10.00

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164 United States Navy Battle Stations! Your Navy in Action : A photographic epic of the naval operations of World War II told by the great admirals who sailed the fleet from Norfolk to Normandy and from the Golden Gate to the Inland Sea
Wm. H. Wise & Co., Inc., New York, 1946, 
(United States Navy). Battle Stations! Your Navy in Action : A photographicepic of the naval operations of World War II told by the great admirals wh o sailed the fleet from Norfolk to Normandy and from the Golden Gate to theInland Sea. New York : Wm. H. Wise & Co., Inc., 1946. Pp [1]-402. Illustra ted. Index. Double Column. Large 8vo, blue pressed cloth, gilt vignette to front board, gilt lettering to spine. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES MAY APPLYDUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Light wear to spine ends and corners, spine lettering r ubbed, else very good. 18.00

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165 VAN DER VAT, Dan Atlantic Campaign : World War II's Great Struggle at Sea.. book club in dustjacket
Harper & Row, New York, 1988, 
VAN DER VAT, Dan. The Atlantic Campaign : World War II's Great Struggle at Sea. With research by Christine van der Vat. New York: Harper & Row, (1988). Book Club Edition. Pp 424 + 24 pp of photos. 8vo, navy cloth. "The battlebetween Germany and the Allies for control of the Atlantic sea lanes was a prolonged and desperate struggle that came closer than any other to ending the Second World War in Germany's favor. Churchill called it "a war of gro ping and drowning, of ambuscade and stratagem, of science and seamanship. How German, British and American admirals plotted the grand strategy of the campaign from Berlin, London and Washington is brilliantly recounted here, as are the dramas played out on and under the Atlantic: the Allies' increasingly elusive systems of sailing in convoy; the German surface raiders and artfully disguised motherships that vastly extended the U-Boats' range; thedevastating mass attacks by U-Boats at night, when fear and confusion were at their peak. In The Atlantic Campaign the author's full portrayal of the German side of the story is particularly striking. Unlike writers before h im, van der Vat is fluent in German and has taken full advantage of extensive German archives on the subject. He has also given full weight to the important and gallant role played by Canada's ships and sailors in the campaign." - from the dj. Nova Scotia . Halifax: pp.122, 138-9, 230, 334-5; Sydney: p.151. Newfoundland: 139, 145, 204-5, 210-211, 262, 315. Some edge spotting, else vg in dustjacket. 20.00

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166 VAN DER VAT, Dan Atlantic Campaign : World War II's Great Struggle at Sea.. First Edition industjacket
Harper & Row, New York, 1988, ISBN:0060159677 
VAN DER VAT, Dan. The Atlantic Campaign : World War II's Great Struggle at Sea. With research by Christine van der Vat. New York : Harper & Row, (1988). First Printing. Pp 424 + 24 pp of photos. 8vo, navy cloth "The battle between Germany and the Allies for control of the Atlantic sea lanes was a prolonged and desperate struggle that came closer than any other to ending the Second World War in Germany's favor. Churchill called it "a war of groping and drowning, of ambuscade and stratagem, of science and seamanship. How German, British and American admirals plotted the grand strategy of the campaign from Berlin, London and Washington is brilliantly recounted here, as are the dramas played out on and under the Atlantic: the Allies' increasingly elusive systems of sailing in convoy; the German surface raiders and artfully disguised motherships that vastly extended the U-Boats' range; the devastating mass attacks by U-Boats at night, when fear and confusion were attheir peak. In The Atlantic Campaign the author's full portrayal of the Ge rman side of the story is particularly striking. Unlike writers before him,van der Vat is fluent in German and has taken full advantage of extensive German archives on the subject. He has also given full weight to the important and gallant role played by Canada's ships and sailors in the campaign."- from the dj. Nova Scotia . Halifax: pp.122, 138-9, 230, 334-5; Sydney: p .151. Newfoundland: 139, 145, 204-5, 210-211, 262, 315. Very good in vg dustjacket. 26.00

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Admiral Vernon and the Navy  : A Memoir and Vindication: Being an Account of the Admiral's Career at Sea and in Parliament. 1st UK no dj, VERNON, Edward, Admiral). FORD, Douglas FORD, Douglas WALPOLE, Robert) SMOLLETT, Tobias)
167 VERNON, Edward, Admiral). FORD, Douglas FORD, Douglas WALPOLE, Robert) SMOLLETT, Tobias) Admiral Vernon and the Navy : A Memoir and Vindication: Being an Account of the Admiral's Career at Sea and in Parliament. 1st UK no dj
T.Fisher Unwin, 1907, 
(VERNON, Edward, Admiral). FORD, Douglas. Admiral Vernon and the Navy : A Memoir and Vindication: Being an Account of the Admiral's Career at Sea and in Parliament, with Sidelights on the Political Conduct of Sir Robert Walpole and his Colleagues, and a Critical Reply to Smollett and Other Historians. L.: T.Fisher Unwin, 1907. First Printing. Pp 322, port.frontis.+ 14 leaves of plates. 8vo, decorated blue cloth, t.e.g. NMM II:1398. With index. Armorial bookplate of Francis Edward Fetherstonhaugh. Foxing, spine rubbed but gilt still bright, creasing to spine, light soiling to cloth, ow vg. Scarce. 290.00

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168 VERNON, Edward, Admiral). HARTMANN, Cyril Hughes HARTMANN, Cyril Hughes Angry Admiral. 1st UK no dj
Heinemann, 1953, 
(VERNON, Edward, Admiral). HARTMANN, Cyril Hughes. The Angry Admiral : The Later Career of Edward Vernon, Admiral of the White. L.: William Heinemann Ltd, (1953). First Printing. Pp 236. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth. NMM II:1399. Chapters : 1. The Making of an Admiral; 2. The Capture of Porto Bello; 3. The Year 1740; 4. Cartegna - The First Phase; 5. Cartegna - The Failure; 6. The Cuban Expedition; 7. Retreat and Recall; 8. The Admiral in Eclipse; 9. The 'Forty-five; 10. Threat of Invasion; 11. The Admiral in Retirement. With appendices, bibliography and indices. Very slight soiling to cloth, ow vg. 60.00

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169 VERRIER, Anthony DARLAN CHURCHILL ROOSEVELT Assassination in Algiers : Churchill, Roosevelt, de Gaulle, and the Murder of Admiral Darlan. 1st UK in dj.
Macmillan, London, 1990, ISBN:033341439x 
VERRIER, Anthony. Assassination in Algiers : Churchill, Roosevelt, de Gaulle, and the Murder of Admiral Darlan. London: Macmillan, (1990). Pp. [1]-302. First UK Printing. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Vg in nicked, unclipped dj. 17.50

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170 WARNER, Oliver CUNNINGHAM OF HYNDHOPE, Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Admiral of the Fleet : A Memoir. First Edition in dustjacket
John Murray, London, 1967, 
WARNER, Oliver. Cunningham of Hyndhope, Admiral of the Fleet : A Memoir. (London) : John Murray, (1967). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-viii,(2),[1]-301,(1), frontispiece portrait + 16 pp plates + one folding map. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed blue. Law 0679. "Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883-1963) was the greatest naval officer of his era. 'His campaign in the Mediterranean'. wrote Admiral Sir William James of Cunningham's achievements in World War II, 'will bear comparison with any in our naval history. So much hard fighting has never before been crowded into a similar period. He was a sea captain who had mastered every aspect of maritime war.' At the age of sixty, in 1943, while on active service, Cunningham reached the highest rank in his profession. In the same year, as First Sea Lord, he became one of that triumvirate of Chiefs of Staff with Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke and Marshal of the R.A.F. Lord Portal, who, under Sir Winston Churchill, guided Britain to the final stages of victory. Now, while his leadership is still clear in the memory of those who served with him, and while the impressions of some of his older friends are still available, Lady Cunningham has authorised a Memoir which relates much that Lord Cunningham could not say about himself in his autobiography, A Sailor's Odyssey. Fresh information is provided by many who knew him best including Lord Mount batten, Lord Portal and General Eisenhower, and by illustrations, many hitherto unpublished. This account of a full and eventful life shows why a plaque to commemorate Lord Cunningham has been placed in the crypt of St Paul's beside memorials of Nelson, Collingwood, Jellicoe and Beatty, and a bust of him has been put in Trafalgar Square where he is the only Admiral of the Second World War whose service to his country has thus been marked." (from the dj). Contents : 1. The Years of Preparation; 2. The First World War; 3. Baltic Interlude; 4. Senior Officer; 5. Mediterranean Destroyers; 6. Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean; 7. Interlude at Washington; 8. Happy Return;. 9. First Sea Lord; 10. Warrior at Home. Some foxing to fore-edge and front endpapers, else very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 22.00

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171 WERSTEIN, Irving Supremo : Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Testing of Democracy
Macrae Smith Company, Philadelphia, 1971, ISBN:0825592038 
WERSTEIN, Irving. The Supremo : Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Testing of Democracy . Philadelphia : Macrae Smith Company, (1971). First Edition. Pp (12),[1]-143,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. Irving Boris Werstein (b. May 22, 1914 , Brooklyn - d. Apr. 7, 1971). Light spotting to endpapers, else very good in lightly worn dustjacket. 15.00

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172 WEST, Richard S., Jr. DEWEY, George MAHAN, Alfred Thayer SCHLEY, Winfield Scott Admirals of American Empire. 1st US in dj
Bobbs-Merrill, 1948, 
WEST, Richard S., Jr. Admirals of American Empire : The Combined Story of George Dewey, Alfred Thayer Scott, Winfield Scott Schley and William Thonas Sampson. Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, (1948). First Edition. Pp 354. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Vg-fine in dj. 40.00

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173 WHITBY, Michael GIMBLETT, Richard H. HAYDON, Peter MILNER, Marc Admirals : Canada's Senior Naval Leadership in the Twentieth Century. pbk.
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2006, ISBN:1550025805 
WHITBY, Michael, Richard H. GIMBLETT, and Peter HAYDON. The Admirals : Canada's Senior Naval Leadership in the Twentieth Century . Edited by Michael Whitby, Richard H. Gimblett, and Peter Haydon. Toronto: Dundurn Press, (2006). Pp. [1]-414,(2), + 4 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, printed blue card covers. Contents: 1. Gimblett's "Admiral Sir Charles E. Kingsmill: ForgottenFather", 2. William Glover's "Commodore Walter Hose: Ordinary Office, Extr aordinary Endeavour", 3. Roger Sarty's "Admiral Percy W. Nelles: Diligent Guardian of the Vision", 4. Marc Milner's "Rear-Admiral Leonard Warren Murray: Canada's Most Important Operational Commander", 5. Richard Oliver Mayne's "Vice-Admiral George C. Jones: The Political Career of a Naval Officer", 6. Wilfred G. D. Lund's "Vice-Admiral Howard Emmerson Reid and Vice-AdmiralHarold Taylor Wood Grant: Forging the New 'Canadian' Navy", 7. Lund's "Vic e-Admiral E. Rollo Mainguy: Sailors' Admiral", 8. Whitby's "Vice-Admiral Harry G. DeWolf: Pragmatic Navalist", 9. Haydon's "Vice-Admiral Herbert S. Rayner: The Last Chief of the Canadian Naval Staff", 10. Robert H. Caldwell's"Rear-Admiral William M. Landymore: The Silent Service Speaks Out". Vg. 20 .00

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174 WILLMOTT, H.P. HILL-NORTON, Lord (Epilogue) Sea Warfare : Weapons, Tactics and Strategy. First Edition in dustjacket.
Antony Bird, Strettington, Chichester, 1981, ISBN:0917319025 
WILLMOTT, H.P. Sea Warfare : Weapons, Tactics and Strategy. With an Epilogue by Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Hill-Norton. (Strettington, Chichester):Antony Bird, (1981). First Edition. Pp (10),1-165,(1) + [8] pp of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Myron Smith, The United States Navy and Coast Guard, 1946-1983 : A Bibliography 3059. This book is survey about sea power from the time of the Romans to NATO and the Soviet fleets of the 1980s. "This book is about sea power – the weapons, ships, tactics and strategies that nations have used to acquire and hold it. in the ultimate test, sea warfare. The book covers the whole spectrum of naval history from the Romans to the NATO and Soviet fleets of today. Dealing in turn with thesuccessive arbiters of naval tactics – the gun, the submarine, and aircraf t – Ned Willmott unravels the sinews of sea power so that Trafalgar, Jutland. Pearl Harbour and the Battle of the Atlantic are placed in sharp perspective. He then looks closely at the balance of power between the modern NATOand Soviet navies. Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Hill-Norton takes this an alysis one stage further in his Epilogue in which he postulates a possible two-stage Battle of the Atlantic Bridge, fought with existing weapons, where the lessons to be learnt from 1914–18 and 1940-44 will be very much in the minds of the Admirals of today. This is a timely, provocative and in manyways controversial book. Ned Willmott shows in detail how the Soviets have developed the immense striking power of their modern navy. He poses the qu estion, however, whether the Soviet navy, for all its might, like the Imperial German Navy before it, has really thought through the meaning of sea power. But what-ever the case the West is more than ever dependent on sea-borne lines of communication for vital strategic raw materials, yet at the same time the free world's ability to defend these lines has never been weaker. Today's navies no longer think in terms of commanding the sea; at best they think in terms of denying an enemy access to certain parts of it for certain periods of time. It is how this situation has come about that is the material of this book.." - from the dust jacket. Chapters : I. Sea Power: toDeter and Defend; II. The Length of an Arm: The Gun; III. Hidden from View : The Submarine and the Mine; IV. Out of Sight and Over the Sea: Aircraft; V. Ever More for Ever Less: The Rise of the Soviet Navy; VI. The Balance ofPower. Epilogue by Admiral the Lord Hill-Norton, GCB. With bibliography an d index. Light wear to edges, else very good in rubbed dustjacket. 25.00

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Newfoundland and Its Missionaries  In Two Parts. To which is added a Chronological Table of all the Important Events that have occured on the Island. First Edition, WILSON, William
175 WILSON, William Newfoundland and Its Missionaries In Two Parts. To which is added a Chronological Table of all the Important Events that have occured on the Island. First Edition
Cambridge, Mass. / Halifax, 1866, 1866 
WILSON, William. Newfoundland and Its Missionaries. In Two Parts. To which is added a Chronological Table of all the Important Events that have occured on the Island. Cambridge, Mass.: Printed by Dakin & Metcalf / Halifax, N.S.: Sold at the Weslayan Book Room, 1866. Pp (4),[iii]-xii,(4),17-448,(2). 8vo, brown pressed cloth.

O'Dea 723, TPL 6242, Watters 856, Morley p.59, Rhodenizer p.360.

A detailed account of the rise of Methodism in Newfoundland. Also much of wider interest as seen in the following chapter headings :

Part I.
1. Geographical Position and Area. St. John's. Topography of the Coasts. Distances to the Principal Towns.

2. Interior. Hills. Lakes. Mineralogy. Geology. Climate. Soil. Vegetable and Animal Kingdom.

3. Discovery. History. Fishing Admirals.

4. Displanting the inhabitants. St.John's Captured. French in Placentia. St.John's captured a second time. Governor Osborne. Surrogate Courts. St.John's captured a third time. Great Storm. Admiral Richery. First Newspaper. St.John's burned. The Rals. Sir Thomas Cochrane. First Parliament. Steamers. Visit of the Prince of Wales.

Part II.

4. Methodism in Old Perlican - John Haskins Arrives - Writes to Mr. Wesley - Preaches - Persecution in Trinity - Mr. Streetons Writes to Mr. Wesley for a Preacher - His Reply - Arrival of John McGeary - Early Methodist Preachers - [...];

5. John McGeary - Visit of Rev. William Black - George Smith - William Thoresby - John Remmington - William Ellis - Samuel McDowell - William Ward - Sampson Busby [...];

6. Newfoundland District - Plan for the Management of the Missions - Bay Circuits - St. John's Circuit - Great Fire - Citizens of Boston - Bonavista Circuit - Persection - The Fishery (pp.202-214) - The Winter Season;

7. Sabbath-Breaking - Anecdote of Mrs. Locke - The Carbonear Captain - John Pickavant - John Lewis - Methodism in Burin - Thomas Hickson - James Hickson - Station for 1817 - New Circuits - Harbour Grace - Trinity - Western Bay - Fortune Bay - Hants' Harbour - .Captain Vicars - Hedley Vicars - Sabbath Schools;

10. Seals and the Seal Fishery - Varieties of the Seal - Outfit of the Sealers - Religious Services - Anecdote - Method of Taking Seals - Sabbath-Breaking at the Ice - Return of Vessels - Numbers of Seals Taken - Numbers of Vessels Employed - Size and Character of Sealing-Vessels (pp. 273-287);

11. Mission to the Labrador Indians - Moravian Mission - Adam Clark Avard - Newfoundland District - Thomas Hickson's Mission - Richard Knight's Mission - George Ellidge's Mission - Charles Bate - Withdrawal of the Mission (pp.208-304).

12. The Red Indians - Their Habits - Killed by White Men - Attack a Party of White Men - Captain Buchan - Mary March - Three Lost Indians Seen - Shanandithit (305-318);

13. Stations for 1825 - Conference Death-Roll- William Croscombe - Simeon Noall - Charles Bate - John Corlett - Merciful Preservation of the Writer - Stations for 1828 - John Tomkins - John Smithies - Joseph Butterworth - Dr. [James] Townley - Missionary Income for 1828.

14. Travelling - Summer Travelling - Winter Travelling.

15. Customs. Modes of Transport. Drinking Habits. Houses. Gardens - Weddings - Funerals - Literature - Education - C.F. Allison - Sackville Academy - St. John's Academy;

16. Churches - Preaching - Singing - Sabbath Schools - Prayer Meetings - Religious State - Stations for 1836 - Malignant Quinsy - Revival in Bird Island Cove - Famine; .

With an index.

Rebacked, with original spine laid-over, some wear & discolouration to cloth, else very good. A few patches of foxing, but generally very good and clean. 600.00

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Newfoundland and Its Missionaries.  inscribed copy, WILSON, William
176 WILSON, William Newfoundland and Its Missionaries. inscribed copy
Dakin and Metcalf / Wesleyan Book Room, Cambridge, MA / Halifax, 1866, 
WILSON, William. Newfoundland and Its Missionaries. In Two Parts. To which is added a Chronological Table of all the Important Events that have occurred on the Island. Cambridge, Mass.: Printed by Dakin & Metcalf / Halifax, N.S.: Sold at the Weslayan Book Room, 1866. First Edition. Pp. (4),[iii]-xii,(4),17-448,(2). 8vo, green pressed cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

O'Dea 723, TPL 6242, Watters 856, Morley p.59, Rhodenizer p.360.

A detailed account of the rise of Methodism in Newfoundland. Also much of wider interest as seen in the following chapter headings :
Part I. 1. Geographical Position and Area.
St. John's.
Topography of the Coasts.
Distances to the Principal Towns.

2. Interior.
Hills.
Lakes.
Mineralogy.
Geology.
Climate.
Soil.
Vegetable and Animal Kingdom.
3. Discovery. History. Fishing Admirals.

4. Displanting the inhabitants. St.John's Captured. French in Placentia. St.John's captured a second time. Governor Osborne. Surrogate Courts. St.John's captured a third time. Great Storm. Admiral Richery. First Newspaper. St.John's burned. The Rals. Sir Thomas Cochrane. First Parliament. Steamers. Visit of the Prince of Wales.

Part II.

4. Methodism in Old Perlican - John Haskins Arrives - Writes to Mr. Wesley - Preaches - Persecution in Trinity - Mr. Streetons Writes to Mr. Wesley for a Preacher - His Reply - Arrival of John McGeary - Early Methodist Preachers - [...];

5. John McGeary - Visit of Rev. William Black - George Smith - William Thoresby - John Remmington - William Ellis - Samuel McDowell - William Ward - Sampson Busby [...];

6. Newfoundland District - Plan for the Management of the Missions - Bay Circuits - St. John's Circuit - Great Fire - Citizens of Boston - Bonavista Circuit - Persection - The Fishery (pp.202-214) - The Winter Season;

7. Sabbath-Breaking - Anecdote of Mrs. Locke - The Carbonear Captain - John Pickavant - John Lewis - Methodism in Burin - Thomas Hickson - James Hickson - Station for 1817 - New Circuits - Harbour Grace - Trinity - Western Bay - Fortune Bay - Hants' Harbour - .Captain Vicars - Hedley Vicars - Sabbath Schools;

10. Seals and the Seal Fishery - Varieties of the Seal - Outfit of the Sealers - Religious Services - Anecdote - Method of Taking Seals - Sabbath-Breaking at the Ice - Return of Vessels - Numbers of Seals Taken - Numbers of Vessels Employed - Size and Character of Sealing-Vessels (pp. 273-287);

11. Mission to the Labrador Indians - Moravian Mission - Adam Clark Avard - Newfoundland District - Thomas Hickson's Mission - Richard Knight's Mission - George Ellidge's Mission - Charles Bate - Withdrawal of the Mission (pp.208-304).

12.The Red Indians - Their Habits - Killed by White Men - Attack a Party of White Men - Captain Buchan - Mary March - Three Lost Indians Seen - Shanandithit (305-318);

13. Stations for 1825 - Conference Death-Roll- William Croscombe - Simeon Noall - Charles Bate - John Corlett - Merciful Preservation of the Writer - Stations for 1828 - John Tomkins - John Smithies - Joseph Butterworth - Dr. [James] Townley - Missionary Income for 1828.

14. Travelling -Summer Travelling - Winter Travelling.

15. Customs. Modes of Transport. Drinking Habits. Houses. Gardens - Weddings - Funerals - Literature - Education - C.F. Allison - Sackville Academy - St. John's Academy;

16. Churches - Preaching - Singing - Sabbath Schools - Prayer Meetings - Religious State - Stations for 1836 - Malignant Quinsy - Revival in Bird Island Cove - Famine; .
With an index.

Inner hinges tender, spine ends nicked and frayed, light foxing and marginal smudging to initial and final leaves, faint stain to fore-edge, bookplate to front pastedown, else vg. Signed and inscribed by Wilson to an Ezra Black (on the flyleaf). 750.00

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Newfoundland and Its Missionaries. Crewe's copy, WILSON, William
177 WILSON, William Newfoundland and Its Missionaries. Crewe's copy
1866, 1866 
WILSON, William. Newfoundland and Its Missionaries. In Two Parts. To which is added a Chronological Table of all the Important Events that have occurred on the Island. Cambridge, Mass.: Printed by Dakin & Metcalf / Halifax, N.S.: Sold at the Weslayan Book Room, 1866. First Edition. Pp (4),[iii]-xii,(4),17-448,(2). 8vo, green pressed cloth.

O'Dea 723, TPL 6242, Watters 856, Morley p.59, Rhodenizer p.360.

A detailed account of the rise of Methodism in Newfoundland. Also much of wider interest as seen in the following chapter headings :
Part I. 1. Geographical Position and Area.
St. John's.
Topography of the Coasts.
Distances to the Principal Towns.

2. Interior. Hills. Lakes. Mineralogy. Geology. Climate. Soil. Vegetable and Animal Kingdom.

3. Discovery. History. Fishing Admirals.

4. Displanting the inhabitants. St.John's Captured. French in Placentia. St.John's captured a second time. Governor Osborne. Surrogate Courts. St.John's captured a third time. Great Storm. Admiral Richery. First Newspaper. St.John's burned. The Rals. Sir Thomas Cochrane. First Parliament. Steamers. Visit of the Prince of Wales.

Part II.
4. Methodism in Old Perlican - John Haskins Arrives - Writes to Mr. Wesley - Preaches - Persecution in Trinity - Mr. Streetons Writes to Mr. Wesley for a Preacher - His Reply - Arrival of John McGeary - Early Methodist Preachers - [...];

5. John McGeary - Visit of Rev. William Black - George Smith - William Thoresby - John Remmington - William Ellis - Samuel McDowell - William Ward - Sampson Busby [...];

6. Newfoundland District - Plan for the Management of the Missions - Bay Circuits - St. John's Circuit - Great Fire - Citizens of Boston - Bonavista Circuit - Persection - The Fishery (pp.202-214) - The Winter Season;

7. Sabbath-Breaking - Anecdote of Mrs. Locke - The Carbonear Captain - John Pickavant - John Lewis - Methodism in Burin - Thomas Hickson - James Hickson - Station for 1817 - New Circuits - Harbour Grace - Trinity - Western Bay - Fortune Bay - Hants' Harbour - .Captain Vicars - Hedley Vicars - Sabbath Schools;

10. Seals and the Seal Fishery - Varieties of the Seal - Outfit of the Sealers - Religious Services - Anecdote - Method of Taking Seals - Sabbath-Breaking at the Ice - Return of Vessels - Numbers of Seals Taken - Numbers of Vessels Employed - Size and Character of Sealing-Vessels (pp. 273-287);

11. Mission to the Labrador Indians - Moravian Mission - Adam Clark Avard - Newfoundland District - Thomas Hickson's Mission - Richard Knight's Mission - George Ellidge's Mission - Charles Bate - Withdrawal of the Mission (pp.208-304).

12. The Red Indians - Their Habits - Killed by White Men - Attack a Party of White Men - Captain Buchan - Mary March - Three Lost Indians Seen - Shanandithit (305-318);

13. Stations for 1825 - Conference Death-Roll- William Croscombe - Simeon Noall - Charles Bate - John Corlett - Merciful Preservation of the Writer - Stations for 1828 - John Tomkins - John Smithies - Joseph Butterworth - Dr. [James] Townley - Missionary Income for 1828.

14. Travelling -Summer Travelling - Winter Travelling.

15. Customs. Modes of Transport. Drinking Habits. Houses. Gardens - Weddings - Funerals - Literature - Education - C.F. Allison - Sackville Academy - St. John's Academy;

16. Churches - Preaching - Singing - Sabbath Schools - Prayer Meetings - Religious State - Stations for 1836 - Malignant Quinsy - Revival in Bird Island Cove - Famine; .
With an index.

Spine sunned, light wear to cloth, else very good. Newfoundland collector N.C. Crewe's copy with occasional annotations, often to do with his family. Nimshi Cole Crewe (1901-1971). 700.00

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178 WINTON, John Victoria Cross at Sea. First Edition in dustjacket
Michael Joseph, London , 1978, ISBN:0718117018 
WINTON, John. The Victoria Cross at Sea. London : Michael Joseph, (1978). First Edition. Pp [1]-256,+ 16 pp plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. John Pratt, pen name John Winton (b May 3, 1931 in London – d. April 27, 2001, London). “ What sort of man wins the Victoria Cross? In The Victoria Cross at Sea, a new biographical study of 124 winners from theRoyal and Dominion Navies, the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Marines and Coastal Co mmand, John Winton shows that the answer is : almost anybody. The only common factors the winners shared were extreme gallantry and. devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy. Naval VCs have been won in places as far apart in time and distance as the Baltic in 1854 and Japan in 1945, in trenchesfrom the Crimea to the Western Front, in harbours from Dar es Salaam to Ze ebrugge, from the Barents to the Java Sea, from New Zealand to the North Atlantic, and from China to the Channel. They have been won in battleships and trawlers, in submarines and in aircraft, on horseback and in hand-to-handfighting. Age and rank meant nothing. Boy Cornwell was not seventeen at Ju tland, and Frederick Parslow was in his sixtieth year when he won his VC inAnglo-Californian. Commander Unwin won his Cross at Gallipoli but VCs were won alongside him by two of his midshipmen and two Able Seamen. By no mean s were all the winners British: Ingouville came from the Channel Islands; William Hall was a Canadian, a coloured man who was the son of a freed slave; William Seeley was an American citizen, from New England; while William Johnstone, the first man on the lower deck to win a VC, was not a seaman buta stoker, and was most probably Swedish or German. In later life, the VC w inners had as varied fortunes as the backgrounds they came from. Some became Admirals of the Fleet, others were court-martialled and dismissed the Service. Some died of old age in their homes, others committed suicide in despair and grief. From action despatches, citations, memoirs, printed books, newspaper cuttings, ships' muster rolls, private correspondence, family photographs and birth, death and marriage certificates, from memorials and tombstones in country churchyards, John Winton has produced the first attempt to get behind the Cross and take a look at the man - his family, his Servicecareer, his subsequent life, and his home and background.” - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 50.00

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179 WOODWARD, Sandy, Admiral ROBINSON, Patrick One Hundred Days : The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander. First American Edition in dustjacket
Naval institute press, Annapolis, 1992, ISBN:1557506515 
WOODWARD, Sandy, Admiral. One Hundred Days : The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander. With Patrick Robinson. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, (1992). First American Edition. Pp (10),[xi]-xix,(5),360 + 12 pp plates. Maps in text. 8vo. black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Day,The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands 331. "O n 2 April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. The British responsewas swift, some said foolhardy. The mission of the Battle Group under the command of Rear Admiral Sandy Woodward presented a challenge that seemed all but insurmountable, and it was to require men of the highest calibre, professionalism and fortitude to carry it off. It also required exceptional leadership. On that day Admiral Woodward was on Fleet exercises in the Mediterranean; a tentative desire for action expressed in his diary was ironically fulfilled as he was thrown into an experience he could never have wished for, would never repeat, and certainly will not forget. From leaving Gibraltar to his return to Brize Norton, one hundred days elapsed - and, on the way, it had been a very close call. At times reflective and personal, at other times revealing the steely logic of a supreme military tactician, these engrossing memoirs take us south through the vast, lonely waters of the Atlantic as hopes for peace faded and strategies of war evolved, then became reality, victory and aftermath. They tell of the repulse of the Argentinian navy and the defeat of their air forces; of the sinking of the Belgrano; and of the daring amphibious landing at Carlos Water, eight thousand miles from home. One Hundred Days is unique as a dramatic portrayal of the world ofmodem naval warfare, where equipment is of astomshing sophistication but t he margins for human courage and error are as wide as in the days of Nelson; and it is unique, too, in its revelations of the mind of commander involved in planning one of this century's most audacious ripostes to an unwelcome invader." front dj flap. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher. Chapters: 1. The Day They Hit HMS Sheffield; 2. The Submariner; 3. Argentina Invades; 4. South to Ascension; 5. 'Weapons Tight!'; 6. The Final Approach; 7. 1 May - The War Begins; 8. The Bells of Hell; 9. The Silence of HMS Sheffield; 10. The End of the Trail for Narwal; 11. Glasgow's Bomb; 12. AtlanticRendezvous; 13. Night Landing; 14. The Battle of 'Bomb Alley'; 15. Calamit y For Coventry; 16. The Marines Will Have To Walk; 17. Port Unpleasant; 18.Welcome Home. With Epilogue and index. A few small interior stains, smudge d top edge, else very good in very good dustjacket. 25.00

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180 WOOLDRIDGE, E.T. (ed.). Golden Age Remembered : U.S. Naval Aviation, 1919-1941. in dj.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD , 1998, ISBN:1557509387 
WOOLDRIDGE, E.T. (ed.). The Golden Age Remembered : U.S. Naval Aviation, 1919-1941. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, (1998). First Printing. Pp [i]-xix,(3),[1]-323,(5),+ 24 pp plates. Index. 8vo, brick red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Never in the history of aviation was there a more exciting and colorful period of rapid development and public romance with aviators and their magnificent flying machines than the decades between the worldwars. It was a time of air shows and races, record flights across the ocea ns and over the poles, phenomenal technological innovations, and daredevil pilots with whom the world fell in love. The U.S. Navy produced more than its share of these individuals and accomplishments, and thanks to former naval aviator and renowned historian E. T. Wooldridge there is now an accurateand lively account of this glamorous golden age. Not only does the book fi ll a void in the history of U.S. naval aviation, but it is the first to include the reminiscences of legendary pilots, engineers, and innovators who were leaders in the development of aircraft carriers, rigid airships, and long-range flying boats. Wooldridge's well-researched, flowing narrative is seasoned with the intimacy and immediacy of firsthand experience and friendship with many of the unforgettable speed seekers, death-defying test pilots, and indomitable aviation personalities. Rear Adm. Alfred M. Pride, Tommy Tomlinson, and Admirals Jimmy Thach and Thomas Moorer, to name but a few, relive in their own words the creation of naval aviation tactics and doctrine and the dramatic improvements in technology that helped secure victory inWorld War II. From the unforgettable voyage of the NC-4 across the Atlanti c in May 1919 to the last bows of the memorable Curtiss Helldiver, as war approached, U.S. Navy aviators, explorers, and pioneers led the way, their names and deeds indelibly imprinted in the record books and on the American consciousness." - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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