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161 POWELL, Michael Spithead : The Navy's Anvil
Redan & Vedette (Agencies) Ltd, 1977, ISBN:0950544604 
POWELL, Michael. Spithead : The Navy's Anvil. N.pl.: Redan & Vedette (Agencies) Ltd, 1977. Pp (4),[5]-60. Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. 8vo, illustrated black card covers, lettered in red and white. Contents : Preface; Roman Period; Henry VIII; The Spanish Armada 1588; The Civil Wars 1642-1651; The Restoration of harles II; De Ruyters Attack 1667; Monmouth's Rebellion 1685; William of Orange; The Eighteenth Century; 1793-1815 The Wars With Revolutionary France and Napoleon I; 1859 The Move Towards Co-ordinated Defence; The Needles Channel; Sandown Bay; Sea Front - Outer and Inner Lines; The Land Front Inner Line; The Land Front - Inner Line - Left Flank; The LandFront - Inner Line - Right Flank; The Land Front - Outer Line; The Immedia te Defences of Portsmouth and Gosport; The Develoepment of Artillery; The Interplay of Armour, Artillery and Ammunition; Relations with France 1860-1904. Very good. 20.00

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162 POWELL, Nowland van VAN POWELL, Nowland MORRIS, Richard B., introduction. American Navies of the Revolutionary War. First Edition in dustjacket.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1974, 
POWELL, Nowland van. The American Navies of the Revolutionary War. Paintings by Nowland van Powell, with descriptive notes by the artist. Introductionby Richard B. Morris. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1974). First American Printing. Pp. (6),7-126,(2). Illustrated in colour. Double column. Large o blong 8vo, blue cloth board with navy cloth spine, gilt lettering to front and spine. "In this series of fifty-three glowing paintings, which have never before been reproduced, an outstanding modern American artist captures the spirit and rugged beauty of the American ships [...] of the Continental Navy, [...] which served so gallantly against the British in the Revolutionary War. In one particularly dramatic sequence of four paintings, Powell has depicted the great Bon Homme Richard, which the legendary John Paul Jonesled to glory -- as she was fitted out at L'Orient, France, at the start of her battle with HBM Serapis, during the heat of the terrible battle, and i n th elast moments, when, after achieving her costly but decisive victory, she sank. Included as well are paintings of the Battle of Lake Champlain, the engagement of the Randolph with HBM Yarmouth and finally, the Alliance, the favorite of the Continental Navy, in her struggle with HMS Trepasy and HMS Atlanta, marking the last naval encounter of the Revolutionary War." - from the dust jacket. Also includes paintings depicting the actions of the Hanna, Lee, Nancy, Providence, Alfred, Lexington, HMS Edward, Cruizer, HMS Oxford, Andrea Doria, Montgomery, Virginia, Surprise, mail packet Prince ofOrange, Revenge, Millern, Spy, Oliver Cromwell, Ranger, HMS Drake, Ariel, America, Hancock, Boston, Raleigh, HMS Druid, Confederacy, Saratoga, General Pickering, Achilles, Protector, Admiral Duff, Trumbull, Congress, HMS Savage, South Carolina, and the Deane. Very good in chipped, edgeworn, unclipped dust jacket. 25.00

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163 PRATT, Fletcher STEPHENS, Inga Empire and the Sea. First Edition
Henry Holt, New York, 1946, 
PRATT, Fletcher. Empire and the Sea. New York : Henry Holt, (1946). First Edition. Pp 446. Numerous illustrations to text by Inga Stephens. 8vo, blue cloth. Naval historian Fletcher Pratt, examines the war between England andFrance from 1793 to 1805. Particular focus is given to Nelson and his cont ribution to England's eventual victory. Rubbed, with fading to spine, bookplate and previous owner's signature to front endpapers, else very good. 45.00

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164 PRESTON, Antony Battleships of World War I: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Battleships of all Nations 1914-1918. 1st in dj.
Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, Pa., 1972, 
PRESTON, Antony. Battleships of World War I: An Illustrated Encyclopedia ofthe Battleships of all Nations 1914-1918. (Harrisburg, Pa.): Stackpole Boo ks, (1972). First American Printing. Pp. [1]-260. Illustrated with drawingsand black and white photos, double column. 4to, black cloth covers with go ld lettering to spine. "Battleships of World War I presents data, illustrations, and career notes for each and every battleship, documenting not only the roles of the bigger dreadnoughts and battle cruisers, but also the workof the older, more obscure predreadnoughts - which often saw a larger shar e of the action than the main fleets. All the belligerent nations are dealtwith in detail - Britain, France, U.S.A, Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Brazil, Japan - and there is also brief coverage of the neutral navies. The author provides a penetrating introduction to each country's battle fleet, painting in the political, economic, and strategic background, as well as tabulating comparative gunnery data, naval base and dockyard locations, the relative performance of the fleets and their indiv idual components, plus sectional drawings to demonstrate the construction and working of the ships and their guns." -from the dj. Few small markings to covers, else vg in dj with two small chips to top of spine, minor wear tocorners, and sticker to rear. 50.00

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165 PRESTON, Antony MAYER, S.L., ed. LYON, David. BATCHELOR, John H. Navies of the American Revolution. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ:, 1975, ISBN:0136107745 
PRESTON, Antony, David LYON and John H. BATCHELOR. Navies of the American Revolution ; edited by S.L. Mayer. Englewood Cliffs, NJ : Prentice-Hall, (1975). First American Edition. Pp (7),8-160. Double column. Illustrated. 4to,blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Map end-papers. "The American Revolut ion could not have been won without the naval assistance of France, Spain and Holland, who fought Britain with the nascent American Navy under the command of John Paul Jones. British supply lines were 3000 miles long, attacked time and again by American ships and those of her allies. Forced top bring in most of the provisions used by the British soldiers in the field, the Royal Navy, triumphant in the Seven Years War, was humbled during the War of American Revolution. The story of the heroism of the great commanders on both sides of the Atlantic, the recruitment and life of the men aboard ship, the construction of the great sailing ships of war, the cannons and otherweapons on board are described masterfully by the British naval historians Antony Preston and David Lyon, both associated with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich." -from the dj. Chapters : 1. A Maritime War; 2. The Ships; 3. The Weapons; 4. The Men; 5. The Navies. Light spotting to end-papers,else very good in rubbed, nicked un-clipped dustjacket.. 40.00

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Safi Adventure  : The First Operation of A Famous Regimental Combat Team.. 2nd printing,, signed pres. copy., RANDLE, Edwin Hubert
166 RANDLE, Edwin Hubert Safi Adventure : The First Operation of A Famous Regimental Combat Team.. 2nd printing,, signed pres. copy.
Eldnar Press, 1965, 
RANDLE, Edwin Hubert. Safi Adventure : The First Operation of A Famous Regimental Combat Team. Clearwater, Fla.: The Eldnar Press, (1965). Second Printing. Pp 222. Frontis., 4 pages of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. An account of the exploits of the U.S. 47th Regimental Combat Team as they capture Safi, French Morocco in November of 1942, in advance of the North African campaign; and of their subsequent experience in Sicily, France, and Germany. The author was the regiment's commander. Very slightly rubbed, else vg. Presentation copy signed by author. 125.00

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Confederation of the British North American Provinces, RAWLINGS, Thomas
167 RAWLINGS, Thomas Confederation of the British North American Provinces
Sampson Low, 1865, 1865 
RAWLINGS, Thomas. The Confederation of the British North American Provinces; Their Past History and Future Prospects; including also British Columbia & Hudson's Bay Territory; with a Map, and Suggestions in Reference to the True and Only Practicable Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. London : Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1865. First Edition. Pp (2),[iii]-xi,(1),[1]-244,+ 4 plates + large folding map: "A Statistical Map of the British North American Confederacy and United States including British Columbia and Hudson's Bay Territory Showing the True and Only Practicable Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean" [i.e. a map of most of Canada and the continental United States] : with "Map and Profile of the Valley of the St. Lawrence River & Lake Country Extending from Lake Superior to the Gulf of St. Lawrence" along top edge (680 mm x 530 mm). Tables in the text throughout. 8vo, original reddish brown pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

O'Dea 703, TPL 4442, Lande 1408, Sabin 68006, Soliday IV: 483; Peel 206, Lowther 260, Waterston p.128.
Not in Streeter or Howes.
A German version is noted in Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 8508.
Also see another similar much shorter English publication covering Minnesota and British Columbia in John F. Williams' Bibliography of Minnesota p.12.

This book includes two views of Victoria, British Columbia, along with a view of St.Paul, Minnesota and a farm scene.



"I purpose, in the following pages, to treat of the migratory movements of the human race chronologically — of the discoveries on the continent of America — of the early history, progress, present condition, and future prospects of all that territory lying north of the 49th parallel, the Lakes and the St. Lawrence, and extending from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, and which will constitute the proposed British North American Confederacy.
I desire to prove by that history, that progress, that prosperous present, and by that prospective future, what a splendid territory Great Britain possesses, and how proud she should be of so thriving, so energetic, so ambitious a people.
I shall devote a few chapters to the consideration of the "Western States of the United States; I shall show by statistical tables their progress, their development, and their inherent agricultural and mineral wealth.
The subject of a railway communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans will also claim attention ; and it will be my endeavour to point out that route which, by its natural advantages, offers the most feasible and least expensive means of crossing the continent." - from the preface.

[Part I].

1. Introduction: The British Colonies ; their Extent, Population, Imports and Exports — The proposed British North American Confederation; their Extent, Population, Imports and Exports ; their prospective Wealth — Confederation a Means of Security — The Great Railway Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean — The Duty of England in reference to the Colonies;
2. Migratory Movements of the Human Race: Early Efforts of the Explorer, Geographer, and Navigator — America in its Primitive State — The Causes which operated to develop the Migratory Movements of Mankind, and the Progress in Discovery made by various Expeditions;
3. The Discovery of America : Scandinavian Records — Eric the Red Speculation of Europeans — Columbus and his Voyages — Balboa, Magellan, Cortez — Pizarro and his Comrades- Sir Francis Drake — Expeditions to the Arctic Ocean and their Result;
4. The Progress of Colonization : The Colonization of Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward's Island, Nova Scotia, and the Canadas (Upper and Lower);
5. Statistics of Newfoundland, Prince Edward's Island, and Nova Scotia : Newfoundland : Agriculture ; Government ; Fisheries ; Shipping ; Imports and Exports ; Population — Prince Edward's Island : Industrial Resources; . Imports and Exports ; Counties, Towns, and Population ; Education ; Government — Nova Scotia : The Seasons ; Botanical Productions ; Shipping ; Agriculture ; Fisheries ; Commerce ; Population; Quadrupeds, Birds and Fish; Crown Lands; Education; Government; Halifax; Gold-Fields ; Minerals;
6. Description of New Brunswick: New Brunswick — Rivers and Counties — Capabilities of the Province — Forests — Fisheries — Minerals — Fruit and Vegetables — Manufactures— Counties — Commerce — Finances — Government — Public Schools — Militia — Census of 1861 — Agriculture; 7. The Canadas [Quebec and Ontario]: The Lakes, Rivers, and Canals — The Pictured Rocks — The Great Lakes — Mineral Wealth — Commerce, Shipping, Trade, and Statistics— Rivers — The Rapids — Canadian Song — Emigration— Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Kingstown, Hamilton, Cobourg, &c. — The Farming Interest of Canada — Agricultural Statistics and Tables'
8. Hudson's Bay Territory: The Hudson's Bay Company: its Charter, its Profits, its Furs — The Fur Trade : its Extent and Value — The Territory : its Government, its Physical Features, its Plains, Lakes, and Rivers — The Saskatchewan Valley — Testimony of Captain Blakiston, Captain Palisser, Sir George Simpson, Monsieur Bourgeau, Father De Smet, Professor Hind, and others in reference to its Agricultural Resources — The Railway Route — Its Minerals, Grass, Fish, Animals, Birds, Roots, Berries, &c. — The Red River Settlement — American Trade — Homes for the Emigrant — The Company's Lands in the Market — Crossing the Rocky Mountains — Progress of the West - The Future Policy of the Hudson's Bay Company;
9. British Columbia and Vancouver's Island : The Rocky Mountains: their Extent, their Altitude, their Passes — British Columbia : Early Discovery, Boundary-line, Lakes, Rivers, &c.; Gold and the Gold-mines; Discovery of the Gold ; Testimony of Governor Douglas, G. Forbes Macdonald, Esq., and the Times Correspondent — Gold on Fraser River — Richness of the Mines— Mines on Thompson River — Lillooett Gold-mines - Cariboo Gold River — Steele's Company — Labour in British Columbia — Export of Gold in 1863 — Fertility of Soil in the Gold Neighbourhood — Progress of the Colony — Vancouver's Island: its Agricultural Resources, Coal-beds, Importance as a Naval Station, Imports and Exports; Prospecting, Panning, and Washing Gold;
10. The Railway System of North America: Early Travelling — Steam a Revolutionizer — Length of Railway in England, France, and the United States — Opening of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad — Professor Mitchell's Testimony as to their "Value — Increase in Traffic of American Railways — Railway System of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick — Canadian Railways — The Inter-Colonial Railway — General Review of the Subject— The Duty of England towards the proposed British North American Confederacy

Part II.
1. The United States of America : Progress and Extent of Territory — Her Natural Beauties, Lakes, Rivers, Prairies, and Mountains —English Appreciation of America, and her Sympathy — Her Poets, Orators, Historians and Artists — Peace and Reciprocity — The Blessings of Peace - The Reciprocity Treaty - Its Results and Mutual Benefits - Its Continuation desirable;
2. The United States: Primary Object of the Book — Captain Palisser's Testimony — Route wholly through British Territory impossible — The only feasible Route, by way of Michigan and Minnesota to Hudson's Bay — Wealth of the Western States — Ohio : Products of Agriculture; Railways — Indiana : Area, Population, Progress of the State, Agricultural Products, Manufactures, and Railways — Michigan : General Statistics, Products of Agriculture, the Cereal Products, Miscellaneous Crops, and Railroads— Wisconsin : Topographical Features, Railroads, Products of Agriculture, Valuation and Taxation — Iowa : Agricultural Wealth, Increase, Railroads — Illinois : Agricultural Progress, Valuation and Taxation, Railways, and Number, Extent, and Cost of all the Railways in the United States;
3. Minnesota: Extent of Territory — St. Paul, the Capital—Physical Districts — Falls of St. Anthony and its Water Power — Mineral Resources—Sandstone, &c — Salt Springs The Relations of Minnesota in Reference to Internal Commerce — Rapid Progress of Cultivation — Agricultural Productions — Progress of Population — The Future of Minnesota — Testimony of Hon. W. H. Seward — Conclusion — Railway through Minnesota Illinois Central Railroad — The Value of the Lands — Value of the Illinois Lands;
4. Emigration : Advice to Emigrants to Canada or the United States — Progress of Emigration to America — Comparative Increase in Immigration from 1861 to 1864 — Emigration from Germany — Laws of Migration — Inducements to Settle in America — Stock-Breeding and Raising in Illinois.

Appendices:
A. The British American Federation — Resolutions Adopted at a Conference of Delegates from the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the Colonies of Newfoundland, and Prince Edward's Island;
B. Increased Production of Cultivated Plants near the Northernmost Limit of their Growth — Extracts from an Article upon the "Acclimating Principle of Plants", by Dr. Forry;
C. Professor M.F. Maury and Pacific Railroads — The Physical, Commercial, and Military Necessity of two Railroads, one North and one South;
D. Table of Distances, Fares, &c., between Great Britain and North America — Distances to Chicago, Illinois, from Quebec, New York, Boston, and New Orleans — Table of Distances and Fares in the United States and Canada, and Grand Trunk Railway; E. Itineraries of Routes from St. Paul to Pembina, Fort Garry, Fort Ellice, Edmonton House, and the Gulf of Georgia, British Columbia — Table of Distances from St. Paul to Pembina : From St. Paul to Lake Floyd ; Lake Floyd to Pembma ; Red Lake River to Pembina — Plain Trail : Route of Woods and Pope ; Route of Ellis Smith and Party — Various Routes : Saux Rapids to Sioux Wood River ; St. Cloud to Georgetown ; St. Cloud to Goose River; Detroit Lake to Georgetown, &c.— Railroad Lines — Table of Distances from Breckinridge to Pembina — Routes and Portions of Routes to the North and North- West of Pembina;
F. St. Paul and Pacific Railroad — Statement of the Hon. E. Rice, State Senator;
G. Value of Moneys in Canada — Colonial, British, American — Value of English Coin throughout Canada.
With index.
Mottled fading to covers, else very good, solid and clean. 900.00

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168 RAYNER, D.A., Commander Long Fight. First Edition in dustjacket
Collins, London, 1957, 
RAYNER, D.A., Commander. The Long Fight. London : Collins (1958). First Edition. Pp (6),7-256. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated end-papers. Smith & Weller Sea Fiction Guide 2016. "In the path ol the threeIndia merchantmen setting out on their lone voyage home lurked the French raider based on Mauritius, then known—the year is 1808 —as the Ile de France. The frigate San Fiorenzo was despatched to escort them past the danger point. The enemy frigate, Piemontaise, sighted the convoy first, but was in turn sighted by the San Fiorenzo before she could close with and board her prizes. Then ensued a three-day running fight of truly epic quality. The San Fiorenzo, an elderly vessel captured from the French in the Mediterraneana generation earlier, was out-gunned and out-manned; many of her crew had had to be put ashore owing to sickness, and she had just weathered a furious storm. On the other hand she had only recently emerged from dry-dock and could outsail the Frenchman, who had been too long at sea. But more important even than speed and armament were the minds of the opposing captains, each of whom had to read the intention of the other from subtle indications afforded by his handling of his vessel. In the end it was the superior insight of the one captain, supported by the greater resourcefulness of his men in recovering from misfortune, that decided the issue. Based on an actual historical event and enriched by the author's immense knowledge of ships andthe sea, this novel carries the reader along on an even higher tide of exc itement than did The Enemy Below." (from the dj). Ex-library (inkstamps, rear pouch), cocked, scotch-tape stains, else good in nicked and taped dustjacket. As is. 12.50

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169 REEMAN, Douglas. Iron Pirate. First Edition in dustjacket, signed
Heinemann, London, 1986, ISBN:0434626309 
REEMAN, Douglas. The Iron Pirate. London : Heinemann, (1986). First Printing. Pp (8),1-295,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A novel by Douglas Reeman. “It is the summer of 1944, and on every front the war is going badly for Germany. The Allies are pushing deeper into France, the old enemy is advancing on the Eastern Front and, in the Baltic, the navy is on the defensive as the Russians drive the once-victorious divisions back into sea. One ship, the crack heavy-cruiser Prinz Luitpold, helps to keep the pride of the German navy alive. Her luck in battle has become a legend, and tothe beleaguered army on shore she has become a symbol. When the order come s to leave the Baltic and head out into the Atlantic to seek the rich prizes of the sealanes, the Prinz's captain Dieter Hechler has no alternative but to obey. He knows that there, in the vast killing ground of the Western Ocean, every ship will be an enemy and the Prinz Luitpold will need all her famous luck to survive. As he faces the challenges of his enormous task, Hechler must submerge every private emotion under the iron mask of command. His concern for his men, his love for a beautiful Luftwaffe heroine, his hatred for the ruthless, unstable admiral on the Prinz's bridge must be set aside as he prepares for combat with the small but doggedly courageous British cruiser squadron determined to hunt him down."- from the dj. Owner's nameand address, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed by the author without inscription. 60.00

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170 REEMAN, Douglas. Surface with Daring First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Hutchinson, London , 1976, ISBN:0091276306 
REEMAN, Douglas. Surface with Daring. (London) : Hutchinson of London, (1976). First Printing. Pp [1]-[272]. 8vo, blue cloth, white lettering to spine. A novel by Douglas Reeman. “It takes a special sort of courage to serve in midget submarines, and Lieutenant David Seaton, commanding officer of XE16, needs no reminding of the perils involved. Already at 26 a seasoned veteran of several highly successful operations, he, like many of his companions, has come to believe that each one could have been his last. The little X-craft with their four-man crews have been used mainly against heavy enemy surface units and important harbour installations, but in 1944, with the Allies poised for an invasion through France, a new and more hazardous role is given to Seaton's flotilla. Intelligence sources have discovered that theenemy is working all-out on a secret and devastating weapon, and the X-cra ft are ordered to destroy it. To Seaton and his companions it brings the war much closer that the periscope's impartial eye and as they endure the icydarkness of Norwegian fjords, or battle their way into Europe, they also h ave to contend with conflict among themselves."- from the dj. Owner's name and address, bookplate, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. Signed by the author without inscription. 35.00

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171 REEMAN, Douglas. With Blood and Iron.. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Jarrolds, London, 1964, 
REEMAN, Douglas. With Blood and Iron. (London) : Jarrolds, (1964). First Printing. Pp [1]-288. 8vo, blue cloth, white lettering to spine. Anderson 1020, Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 1367. Douglas Edward Reeman (born 15 October 1924, Thames Ditton) is a British author who has written many historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War IIor the Napoleonic Wars. Reeman joined the Royal Navy in 1940, at the age o f 16, and served during World War II and the Korean War. He eventually roseto the rank of lieutenant. In addition to being an author, Reeman has also taught the art of navigation for yachting and served as a technical adviso r for films. “In January 1944, Rudolf Steiger, one of Germany's most successful and dedicated U-boat commanders, was sent to the small French harbour of St. Pierre on the Bay of Biscay. With the Battle of the Atlantic reaching a peak of unsurpassed ferocity, Steiger's task was to lead a newly formedgroup of nine U-boats from a base which hitherto had been a quiet backwate r of occupied France.” - from the dj. Very good in lightly edgeworn, edge-browned, price-clipped, but bright, dustjacket. Signed without inscription by author. 300.00

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172 ROBERTS, Stephen S. Mariner's Mirror 73:3 WRIGLEY, W.D. PACK, A.J. French Transatlantic Steam Packet Programme of 1840.
Mariner's Mirror, 1987, 
ROBERTS, Stephen S. "The French Transatlantic Steam Packet Programme of 1840." An article in The Mariner's Mirror, Vol.73, No.3, August 1987, pp 273-286. Also W.D. Wrigley's "The Neutrality of Ionian Shipping and its Enforcement during the Greek Revolution (1821-1831)"; M.M. Roche's "Forest Conservation for Royal Navy Timber Supplies in New Zealand, 184-1841"; A.J. Pack's "A Naval Sidelight in the 1812 War with America"; Carla Rahn Phillips' "Spanish Ship Measurements Reconsidered: The Instrucción Náutica of Diego García de Palacio (1587)"; Charles Fryer's "The Watch on the Rhine: The British Naval Mission in Serbia: 1914-1916"; Peter Le Fevre's "The Dispute over theGolden Horse of Algiers" [1681] ; notes, queries, reviews, &c. Vg, for the number. 8.00

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173 ROBINSON, William WARNER, Oliver, intro. Jack Nastyface : Memoirs of an English Seaman. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1973, ISBN:0870213296 
ROBINSON, William. Jack Nastyface : Memoirs of an English Seaman. Introduction by Oliver Warner. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (1973). Pp. (8),[9]-157,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "As Oliver Warner writes in his Introduction, "Descriptions of life on the lower deck in the classical days of the sailing Navy are both rare and valuable in the record of human experience." These vivid "forecastle recollections," first published pseudonymously in 1836 [under the title Nautical Economy], have long been out of print. The real Jack Nastyface was William Robinson, who fought at Trafalgar in 1805, and took part in many other notable eventsin the long war with Napoleonic France which lasted until 1815. He writes from the point of view of the ordinary Jack Tar in Nelson's Navy, in the age of the press gang, floggings and keel-haulings - an age which nevertheless produced some of England's finest seamen and most famous victories." - from the dj. Sections: Entering the Navy; Preparing for Battle; The Advantageof Learning to Dance; The Danger of Giving too much Power into the Hands o f Young Officers; Conjugal Affection and Heroinism of a French Female; The Day after the Battle; Arrival at Gibraltar; Safe Arrival at Hime; Blockade of Bourdeaux and Rochefort; Engagement with a French Squadron; Joing the BLockade off Cadiz; In England once again; Pay-day on Board; To Sea Again, asChannel Gropers; In Old England once again;The Walcherin Expedition; Chann el Gropers Again; Ordered to Lisbon; Postscript concerning the Different Modes of Punishment in the British Navy; and Observations on Impressment. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 18.00

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174 ROGERS, Norman McLeod Ryerson Canadian History Readers Series 1C D'IBERVILLE, Pierre Le Moyne Pierre Le Moyne D'Iberville
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1929, 
ROGERS, Norman McLeod. Pierre Le Moyne D'Iberville. Toronto: The Ryerson Press, (1929). Pp. 1-28, With one portrait illustration of the subject. Small8vo, printed stapled grey card covers. A booklet (No.1C) in the Ryerson Ca nadian History Readers series. Edited by Lorne Pierce. Not in Watters, Rhodenizer, O'Dea. A short sketch of this Canadian-born explorer and naval commander and sometime troubler of the English of Newfoundland. For Rogers (1894-1940) of Amherst, see Marble NSH&A p.351. Very good. 20.00

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175 ROHDE, Hans Deutsch-franzosische Machtfaktoren ("Potentiels de Paix")
Druck und Verlag, 1932, 
ROHDE, Hans, Major. Deutsch-franzosische Machtfaktoren ("Potentiels de Paix") . Ein vergleichender Beitrag zur Abrustungsfrage. Mit 50 Skizzen und 3 Bildtafeln. Berlin : Druck und Verlag, 1932. Pp 92. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapter3 : Die Flotten (pp.28-39). Includes fascinating graphics comparing German , French, and Italian naval strength in the inter-war period. Ex-library, hinges a little tender, else vg. 45.00

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176 ROPP, Theodore ROBERTS, Stephen S., ed. Development of a Modern Navy : French Naval Policy, 1871-1904. First Edition. in dustjacket.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1987, ISBN:0870211412 
ROPP, Theodore. The Development of a Modern Navy : French Naval Policy, 1871-1904 . Edited by Stephen S. Roberts. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (1987). First Edition. Pp. (4),[v]-xi,(3),[1]-439,(1). Includes several textual illustrations. Large 8vo, navy blue cloth spine with patterned brownpaper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "Consulted in unpublished f orm by scholars for decades, this classic study of the French navy by Theodore Ropp set new standards in the field of military history when written in1937. Still unsurpassed, it rem,ains the most comprehensive and authoratat ive examination of the development of a modern navy ever undertaken. Presented here in book form for the fiurst time, it is finally accessible to a broad audience. Professoe Ropp explains how one of the modern world's leadingnavies evolved during a crucial period in nineteenth-century European hist ory. Dissatisfied with traditional naval historiues that focused on battlesand the men who lead them, he emphasises the political, economic, diplomat ic, and technological factors that influenced French Naval Policy from 1871to 1904. At the same time, he describes the French Navy vis-à-vis its riva ls, with the British and Italian navies receiving solid treatment. In short, the reader will come away with a firm understanding of naval developmentsin all of Europe and of the institutions and peacetime policies that affec ted them. Ropp concentrates on four large issues: the mechanics of the armsrace, especially the Franco-Italian and Anglo-French naval competitions; t he effects of technological change and strategic theory on the naval balance of power among France, Russia, and the Triple Alliance powers; the relationship between public opinion and national defense in a democracy, typifiedby the dramatic changes following the advent of the Third Republic in 1871 ; and the development of a 'strategy of the weak,' advocated by the Jeune École as an alternative to the theory of Alfred Thayer Mahan, who argued forcommand of the sea by a large battle fleet. Edited for today's readers by Stephen S. Roberts, a specialist in French naval history, the book includesan appendix on French shipbuilding programs from 1857 to 1900, and a bibli ography adding the main works that have appeared on the subject since Ropp completed his research. An exceptional collection of rare photgraphs from aprivate French collection and from the U.S. naval Historical center ooffer s detailed documentation of French ships of the period. A pioneering work by one of the best-known military historians in the United States, this bookis essential reading for all students of naval history and for ship buffs who will be attracted to its thorough treatment of naval hardware." from the dj flap. Contents: 1. Introduction: The Second Hundred Years' War; 2. TheNavy of Napoleon III; 3. The Program of 1872; 4. The Heritage; 5. New Fact ors: French Maritime Industries; 6. New Factors: Italy and Russia; 7. The Revival of French Naval Matériel; 8. The Navy Under the Republicans; 9. New Factors: Colonial Expansion; 10. The Jeune Ecole; 11. The Race with Italy; 12. Britain Against Russia and the Jeune Ecole; 13. French Matériel and Tactics in the Early 1890s; 14. The Franco-Russian Alliance and the 1893 Mediterranean Scare; 15. The Jeune Ecole in the 1890s; 16. The Decline of FrenchMatériel; 17. Fashoda and British Sea Power; 18. After Fashoda. With appen dices. Very good in clean, crisp dustjacket. 70.00

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177 ROY, Bernard Le Bailli de Suffren
Éditions Baudinière, 1942, 
ROY, Bernard. Le Bailli de Suffren. Paris: Éditions Baudinière, (1942). Pp 95. Small 8vo, printed wraps. A brief french-language biography of Pierre André de Suffren Saint Tropez, the great and uncharacteristically aggressive French admiral of the 18th century. Spine chipped, else g. 20.00

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178 Royal Navy Extracts from the several Treaties subsisting between Great Britain and other Kingdoms and States, of such Articles and Clauses, as relate to the Dutyand Conduct of the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War. 1st edition.
1741, 
(Royal Navy). Extracts from the several Treaties Subsisting between Great-Britain and other Kingdoms and States, of such Articles and Clauses, as relate to the Duty and Conduct of the Commanders of the King of Great-Britain'sShips of War. Together with Such Articles of Later Treaties, as Revive or Confirm and Former Treaties, which bear any Relation to the same. London: Printed in the Year MDCCXLI. [1741]. Pp (4),v-xxiv,1-264. Small 4to, later (nineteenth century) binding with black morocco spine (with rasied bands) and blue morocco covered boards. With engraved frontispiece and several engraved decorations throughout including a vignette (with the initals L.H.) on p.62. Errata on p.xxiv. This is the first of four editions. Treaties with France, Spain, the United Provinces [Holland], Portugal, the Austrian Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Savoy, Turky [sic]. Morocco, Algiers, Tripoly, and Tunis. Note on page xxiv: "The Treaties with Spain are considered and inserted in this Collection, as they subsisted and were in Force before the breaking out of the War in 1739." Light wear to extremities, light soling to boards, else very good, tight and clean. 1,200.00

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179 RUSBRIDGER, James Who Sank Surcouf? The Truth about the Disappearance of the Pride of the French Navy. First Edition in dustjacket.
Century, London, 1991, ISBN:0712639756 
RUSBRIDGER, James. Who Sank Surcouf?: The Truth about the Disappearance of the Pride of the French Navy. London : Century (1991). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xiii,(1),1-209,(1) + 8 pages of photos. Index. 8vo, blue cloth withsilver lettering to spine. "At 3pm on the afternoon of 12 February 1942, t he French Submarine 'Surcouf', then the largest submarine in service with any navy, sailed from Bermuda bound for Tahiti via the Panama Canal. On board were 129 French officers and men, and three members of a Royal Navy liaison team. From the moment she left Bermuda, 'Surcouf' was never seen again. Not a single scrap of wreckage, body, or anything remotely connected with this giant vessel was ever found. (She) simply disappeared. On the night of 2 July, 1941 'Surcouf', docked in Devenport, was forcibly taken over by theRoyal Navy in an operation that resulted in three deaths and ma ny injurie s. A motley collection of Breton fishermen were press-ganged into geting 'Surcouf' seaworthy again. Too slow and cumbersome to serve in home waters, (she) was sent off to Canada to escort convoys across the Atlantic, but almost immediately reports circulated that 'Surcouf' had sunk some of the shipsin the first convoy she was guarding. When the British liaison officer war ned his superiors 'Surcouf' was a menace and should not be kept in service,he was accused of cowardice and replaced by Sub Lieutenant Roger Burney, a young, naive officer who had enjoyed a long homosexual relationship with t he singer Peter Pears and the composer Benjamin Britten, and was later to have 'War Requiem' dedicated to his me mory. After taking part in the unauthorised seizure of the Vichy-held islands of St Pierre and Miquelon in December 1941, which greatly angered Roosevelt and embarrassed Churchill, 'Surcouf' was ordered to sail for Tahiti. Burney warned the Admiralty that (her) crew were unreliable, and that they were openly talking about mutinying anddefecting either to France or Martinique. However, the Admiralty insisted 'Surcouf' sail - it was never seen again. The vanishing of 'Surcouf' becameone of the most controversial affairs to sour relations between the Allies with accusations that it had been deliberately sunk by the British or Amer ican navy." (from the dj). Contents : 1. The bloody tricolour. 2. The granddesign. 3. A ship divided. 4. The Flying Dutchman. 5. Into battle. 6. Cana dian intrigue. 7. Collision course. 8. The inquiry. 9. Myths and rumours. 10. The final hours. Includes the occupation of St. Pierre and Miquelon by aFree French force, which included the Surcouf. Very good in dustjacket. 40 .00

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180 RUSBRIDGER, James Who Sank Surcouf? The Truth about the Disappearance of the Pride of the French Navy. First Edition in dustjacket.
Century, London, 1991, ISBN:0712639756 
RUSBRIDGER, James. Who Sank Surcouf?: The Truth about the Disappearance of the Pride of the French Navy. London : Century (1991). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xiii,(1),1-209,(1) + 8 pages of photos. Index. 8vo, blue cloth withsilver lettering to spine. "At 3pm on the afternoon of 12 February 1942, t he French Submarine 'Surcouf', then the largest submarine in service with any navy, sailed from Bermuda bound for Tahiti via the Panama Canal. On board were 129 French officers and men, and three members of a Royal Navy liaison team. From the moment she left Bermuda, 'Surcouf' was never seen again. Not a single scrap of wreckage, body, or anything remotely connected with this giant vessel was ever found. (She) simply disappeared. On the night of 2 July, 1941 'Surcouf', docked in Devenport, was forcibly taken over by theRoyal Navy in an operation that resulted in three deaths and ma ny injurie s. A motley collection of Breton fishermen were press-ganged into geting 'Surcouf' seaworthy again. Too slow and cumbersome to serve in home waters, (she) was sent off to Canada to escort convoys across the Atlantic, but almost immediately reports circulated that 'Surcouf' had sunk some of the shipsin the first convoy she was guarding. When the British liaison officer war ned his superiors 'Surcouf' was a menace and should not be kept in service,he was accused of cowardice and replaced by Sub Lieutenant Roger Burney, a young, naive officer who had enjoyed a long homosexual relationship with t he singer Peter Pears and the composer Benjamin Britten, and was later to have 'War Requiem' dedicated to his me mory. After taking part in the unauthorised seizure of the Vichy-held islands of St Pierre and Miquelon in December 1941, which greatly angered Roosevelt and embarrassed Churchill, 'Surcouf' was ordered to sail for Tahiti. Burney warned the Admiralty that (her) crew were unreliable, and that they were openly talking about mutinying anddefecting either to France or Martinique. However, the Admiralty insisted 'Surcouf' sail - it was never seen again. The vanishing of 'Surcouf' becameone of the most controversial affairs to sour relations between the Allies with accusations that it had been deliberately sunk by the British or Amer ican navy." (from the dj). Contents : 1. The bloody tricolour. 2. The granddesign. 3. A ship divided. 4. The Flying Dutchman. 5. Into battle. 6. Cana dian intrigue. 7. Collision course. 8. The inquiry. 9. Myths and rumours. 10. The final hours. Includes the occupation of St. Pierre and Miquelon by aFree French force, which included the Surcouf. Name inked to flyleaf, else very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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