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161 BURTON, V.C. Mariner's Mirror 71:3 BROMLEY, J.S. SYRETT, David Counting Seafarers.
Mariner's Mirror, 1985, 
BURTON, V.C. "Counting Seafarers: The Published Records of the Registry of British Seamen, 18491913." An article in The Mariner's Mirror, Vol.71, No.3, August 1985, pp 305-320. Also J.S. Bromley's "Duguay Trouin: The Financial Background"; Mario Marzari's "The Tartana da Pesca: A Fishing Vessel from Chioggia"; Lynn Kirtland's "Ancient Sea-Anchors?"; David Syrett's "German Meteorological Intelligence from the Arctic and North Atlantic, 1940-1945"; notes, queries, reviews, &c. Vg, for the number. 8.00

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162 BUSK, Hans Navies of the World. US reprint
Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD, 1973, ISBN:0870218530 
BUSK, Hans. The Navies of the World. [Annapolis, MD] : Naval Institute Press, n.d. [1973?]. Pp 312 + 127. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth. A facsimile reprint of the London 1859 edition. Hans Busk (the younger) DL, FRGS (b. May11, 1815, London – d. March 11, 1882, London) lawyer and promoter of Briti sh defence. Chapters : 1. Introduction; 2. Analysis of the Leipsic Article;3. Comparison of the Navies of England and France; 4. Navies of Other Nati ons; 5. Of Steam and the Screw-Propeller; 6. Naval Ports and Arsenals of France; 7. On Manning the Navy; 8. Naval Tactics and Gunnery, and Modern Improvements in Artillery; 9. The Board of Admiralty; 10. Conclusion. Appendix.Bookplate, else very good. 25.00

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Account of the Expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily , In the Years 1718, 1719, and 1720.  2d ed., BYNG, George, Sir]
163 BYNG, George, Sir] Account of the Expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily , In the Years 1718, 1719, and 1720. 2d ed.
J. and R. Tonson, 1739, 
[BYNG, George, Sir]. An Account of the Expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily , In the Years 1718, 1719, and 1720, under the Command of Sir George Byng, Bart. (Afterwards Viscount Torrington) Admiral and Commander in Chiefof His Majesty's Fleet; and his Majesty's Commissary and Plenipotiary to t he Several Princes and States of Italy. Collected from the Admiral's Manuscripts, and other Original Papers. The Second Edition. L: Printed for J. andR. Tonson, 1739. Pp 96. 8vo, original wraps. A rather hagiographical accou nt of Byng's finest hour: his decisive defeat of a Spanish fleet off Cape Passaro in Sicily in 1718 through remarkable diligence and dogged pursuit. Byng's victory was complete, or almost so: the author is especially keen to rebut rumours that Byng had attacked the Spanish without warning in defiance of contemporary martial etiquette. Heavily rubbed, wraps chipped especially at spine, slight wear and darkening to edges, title page thumbed, a couple of small spots of soiling to covers, else vg. Clean and bright internally. 650.00

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164 CABLE, James Britain's Naval Future. in dj.
Macmillan, London, 1983, ISBN:0333346858 
CABLE, James. Britain's Naval Future. (London): Macmillan, (1983). First UKPrinting. Pp. (6),vi-xvi,1-220,(4). 8vo, black cloth with gold lettering t o spine. "For centuries there was no need to argue the case for the Royal Navy. It had made Britain what she was -- Great Britain. The world's strongest navy seemed the obvious and indispensable shield of the Island and the Empire. Now the Empire is gone. The British Isles are menaced by missiles which warships can not stop. And both superpowers have attained levels of naval strength beyond Britain's reach. In this utterly different world does Birtain still need the second-class navy which is all she can afford?" - fromthe dustjacket. Sparse pencilled marginalia, else very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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165 CABLE, James Diplomacy at Sea. First Edition in dustjacket.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1985, ISBN:0870218360 
CABLE, James. Diplomacy at Sea. (Annapolis): Naval Institute Press, (1985).First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-x,1-191,(7). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt letteri ng to spine. "Coercion is what counts in diplomacy today. It lurks everywhere, even in 'special relationships'. It surfaces in most disputes. But coercion depends less on power, than on the ability to put it to appropriate use. This is particularly true at sea, where David often defeats Goliath. Butcoercion is just as relevant to everyday diplomacy, even if this is being ousted by the dangerous concept of crisis-management, as it is to such opendisputes as the Falklands, Gibraltar or Hong Kong. [...] This book covers a wider field than 'Gunboat Diplomacy' or 'Britain's Naval Future', but theincisive quality of the argument and the wealth of illustrative examples w ill be familiar to previous readers." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Coercion, Compromise and Compliance; 2. The Diffusion of Maritime Power; 3. Interdependence: a Drug of Addiction?; 4. Will Gibraltar be Next?; 5. Diplomacy: a Case for Resuscitation; 6. The Falklands Conflict; 7. Surprise in the Falklands; 8. Surprise and the Single Scenario; 9. Cant in Foreign Policy; 10. Hong Kong: a Base Without a Fleet; 11. The Useful Art of International Relations; 12. The Political Influence of the Thriller. Sparse pencilledmarginalia, light shelfwear, name tag to flyleaf, else very good in dustja cket. 40.00

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166 CALDER, Nigel English Channel. First American Edition in dustjacket
Viking, 1986, 1986 0670800228 / 9780670800223 
CALDER, Nigel. The English Channel. (New York) : Viking, (1986). First American Edition. Pp (4),[v]-vi,(4),[1]-373,(1) + 16 pages of illustrations. Maps in the text. 8vo, white cloth spine, blue paper-covered boards, red metallic lettering to spine.

Toy 2748.

"The strip of sea that the English call the Channel and the French call the Sleeve is, quite simply, the most fascinating piece of water in the world. The globe's busiest seaway, the Channel is a stormy passage that remains a wild frontier between, two closely related peoples who, by long tradition, detest each other's manners and phiiosophy.

Nigel Calder, whose informative, witty books have explained the mysteries of science to millions of readers, here embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of a body of water extraordinarily rich in natural and historical interest, an 'untidy museum,' touching on everything from geology and archaeology, history and politics, to navigational principles and the lore of the sea. His is a tour that slips through the boundaries of time: each stretch of coastline evokes a theme that may be prehistoric, ultramodern, or something in-between, from the cross-Channel invasion of 1066 to that of 1944, from the first airborne crossing by hydrogen balloon in 1785 to present-day plans for an underwater tunnel linking England to the Continent.

Offering unlimited opportunities for trading and smuggling, for piracy and conquest, the Channel has been the setting for events that shaped our world. But man's actions are always balanced by the sea itself, and Calder shows how the forces of nature — changes in the coastlines, the treacherous tides and impartial winds — have had a profound effect on the fates ot nations, As he traces the changes in the Channel over the centuries, Calder offers a unique view of such events as the collapse of the Roman Empire, the development of European trading rivalries, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and the games of hide-and-seek that British, French, Russian, and American submarines play there today.

Geologists, marine scientists, and historians have all mined the Channel's rich remnants of past glories and disasters. In a charming and engaging synthesis of their findings and his own observations, Calder has written his most unusual work ever, a virtual 'biography' of the world's most celebrated waters. " - from the dj.

Chapters :
1. Towards Ushant : World's' Bend;
2. Towards Brest : Fit for an Admiral?;
3. Towards Roscoff : Accidentd Oil;
4. Towards Bréhat : Someone Else's Stones ;
5. Towards the Rance River : The Tides of Saint-Malo;
6. Towards Guernsey : Never a Barrier;
7. Towards Barfleur : Eleanor's Empire;
8. Towards Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue : Rooke's Bonfire;
9. Towards Ouistreham : The Beaches of Normandy;
10. Towards the Seine River : Heirs of the Vikings;
11. Towards Boulogne : Uranium River;
12. Towards Gris-Nez : Petroleum River;
13. Towards Calais : The Dam and the Tunnel;
14. Fogbound in Calais : Different Kinds of Madness;
15. Towards De Panne : Who Won the Armada Fight?;
16. Towards South Goodwin : Escape of an Army;
17. Towards Dover : Echoes in the Sand;
18. Towards Hastings : Wreck of a Dutchman;
19. Towards Brighton : The Seaside Age;
20. Towards Selsey : Green and Pleasant Land;
21. Towards the Solent : Pomp of Yesterday;
22. Towards Weymouth Bay : The Source of the Oil;
23. Towards Brixham: Slingers and Fishermen;
24. Towards Plymouth : The Drake Phenomenon;
25. Towards Fowey : Free Traders;
26. Towards Penzance : Earthy Assets;
27. Towards Bishop Rock : Beyond Nationhood.
With bibliography and index.

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167 CALDER-MARSHALL, Arthur. WOODS, Alexander Riall Wadham, Rev.) No Earthly Command . 1st UK in dj
Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957, 
CALDER-MARSHALL, Arthur. No Earthly Command : Being an enquiry into the life of Vice-Admiral the Reverend Alexander Riall Wadham Woods D.S.O.and bar of whom it was said that during the Battle of Jutland while Signals Officer to the Admiral of the Grand Fleet, Sir John Jellicoe, he received an 'interposed message' telling him to serve God. L.: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957. Pp.255, portrait frontis. 8vo, maroon cloth. Vg in slightly nicked, price-clipped dj. 45.00

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168 CALLENDER, Geoffrey, Sir Naval Side of British History
Christophers, 1946, 
CALLENDER, Geoffrey, Sir. The Naval Side of British History. L: Christophers, (1946). Pp 305. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. A popular history treating the British navy from the dimmest past to the end of the Great War. With a useful and very detailed chronology. Small tear to front outer hinge, cloth soiled and rubbed, else vg. 25.00

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169 CALLISON, Brian Dawn Attack. 1st UK in dj
1972, 
CALLISON, Brian. Dawn Attack. L.: Collins, 1972. First Printing. Pp 254. 8vo, black cloth. Law 1853. A novel. "This is the story of a raid on the little Norwegian port of Alvik; of the Commando and of the naval and air detachments which supported it; of the German garrison which resisted them. Alvik is imaginary, there was no Number 22 Commando, but the very essence of battle lies distilled in these pages." - dj. Vg in price-clipped dj. 30.00

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170 CALLISON, Brian Dawn Attack. 1st UK no dj
1972, 
CALLISON, Brian. Dawn Attack. L.: Collins, 1972. First Printing. Pp 254. 8vo, black cloth. Law 1853. A novel. "This is the story of a raid on the little Norwegian port of Alvik; of the Commando and of the naval and air detachments which supported it; of the German garrison which resisted them. Alvik is imaginary, there was no Number 22 Commando, but the very essence of battle lies distilled in these pages." - dj. Dust-jacket summary taped onto half-title page, ow vg. 16.00

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171 CALLISON, Brian Trapp's War. ex-lib in dj.
Collins, London, 1974, ISBN:0002218739 
CALLISON, Brian. Trapp's War. London : Collins, 1974. Pp. 192. 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Brian Richard Callison (b. July 13, 1934, Manchester, England) former Merchant Navy officer and noted author of seafiction. Ex-library (pouch, stamps, tape ghosts), cocked, else vg in nicke d dj. 10.00

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Wings of the Morning.  in dj. , CAMERON, Ian
172 CAMERON, Ian Wings of the Morning. in dj.
Hodder & Stoughton, 1962, 
CAMERON, Ian. Wings of the Morning: The Story of the Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War. L: Hodder & Stoughton, (1962). First Edition. Pp 288. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 0761. "Here are accounts of many stirring episodes- Taranto, the sinking of the Bismarck and the devoted attack on the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Here, too, are any number of hitherto untold epics- the night bombing of Rommel's transport in the desert (where the Fleet Air Arm initiated the technique of Pathfinding), the destruction of the vastJapanese oil refineries at Palembang, and the ceaseless Swordfish and Aven ger anti-submarine patrols which helped to win the Battle of the Atlantic."-from the dj. Vg in dj. 90.00

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173 CAMPBELL, A.B. With the Corners Off : My Adventurous Life on Land and Sea.. UK no dj
Harrap, London, 1937, 
CAMPBELL, A.B., Commander. With the Corners Off : My Adventurous Life on Land and Sea. London: George G. Harrap & Co., (1937). Pp 291. 8vo, red cloth.Chapters of particular interest: 12. With the Mine-Sweepers; 13. Armed Mer chantmen; 16. The Pacific Isles; 17. The End of H.M.S. Oranto. Spotting to rear board, foxed, gift inscription, else vg. 17.00

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174 CAMPBELL, A.B. With the Corners Off : My Adventurous Life on Land and Sea.. US no dj
Lippincott, 1938, 
CAMPBELL, A.B. Commander. With the Corners Off : My Adventurous Life on Land and Sea. Phil.: J.B. Lippincott Co., (1938). Pp 291. 8vo, orange cloth. Chapters of particular interest: 12. With the Mine-Sweepers; 13. Armed Merchantmen; 16. The Pacific Isles; 17. The End of H.M.S. Oranto. Gift inscription, else vg. 17.00

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175 CAMPBELL, A.B. MOUNTEVANS, Admiral Lord, foreword Salute the Red Duster. 2nd UK in dj
Christopher Johnson, London, 1953, 
CAMPBELL, Commander A.B. Salute the Red Duster. With a foreword by Admiral Lord Mountevans. London : Christopher Johnson, (1953). Second Printing. Pp 207. Illustrated. 8vo, yellow cloth. Commander Campbell's account of the Merchant Navy's exploits in World War Two. Chapters : A Malta Convoy; Operation Dynamo; A Woman's Story; North Atlantic Battles; Open Boats; The AmateurDoctor; Russian Convoy; The Surface Raider; The Joessing Fjord Incident; W ar in the Far East; Every Time Lucky; The Merchant navy Returns. Name, elsevg in dj. 35.00

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176 CAMPBELL, Gordon Number Thirteen. UK no dj
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1932, 
CAMPBELL, Rear-Admiral Gordon. Number Thirteen : Being the Autobiography ofRear-Admiral Gordon Gordon Campbell. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1932. Pp 352. Illustrated. 8vo, rebound in orange library cloth. Chapters : Early Days; Pacific Station; Destroyers; China; Boys' Training Ship; Early Days of the War; Queenstown in the War; Holyhead in the War [2 chapters]; West Indies [3 chapters]; Public School Cadets; H.M.S. Impregnable; Odds and Ends; South Africa [3 chapters]; H.M.S. Tiger; Lecturing. Ex-library, worn, else very good. 35.00

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177 CAPPER, D.P. Moat Defensive : A History of the Waters of the Nore Command 55 BC to 1961.First Edition
Arthur Barker, London, 1963, 
CAPPER, D.P. Moat Defensive : A History of the Waters of the Nore Command 55 BC to 1961. London : Arthur Barker Limited, (1963). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xi,(1),1-251,(1) + 16 pages of illustrations. Other illustrations in thetext. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Douglas Parodé Capper (b July 9, 1898, Spectacle Island, NSW - d. 1975?) served in the Royal Naval Air Service & Royal Air Force. NMM V:19. A history of the naval defence of England's east coast. Chapters : 1. The Romans; 2. Saxon, VIking and Norman;3. The Goodwins and the Downs; 4. The Cinque Ports; 5. The Tudors; 6. The Dutch Wars; 7. The Dutch in the Medway; 8. The Last Invasion; 9. The FrenchWars; 10. The Press-Gang; 11. John Paul Jones; 12. The Mutiny at the Nore - 1; 13. The Mutiny at the Nore - 2; 14. Nelson and the Nore (pp.161-169); 15. The Prison-Hulks; 16. The Dockyards; 17. The First World War; 18. The Second World War; 19. The End of the Command. With bibliography, two appendices, general index and index to ships' names. Ex library, cracked, shaken, lacking front free endpaper and first blank. As is. 10.00

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178 CARPENTER, A.F.B. BEATTY, Earl, intro. FOCH, Marshal, appreciation. SIMS, Rear Admiral, appreciation. Blocking of Zeebrugge. First American Edition, blue cloth
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1922, 
CARPENTER, Captain A. F. B., V.C., R.N. The Blocking of Zeebrugge. With an Introduction by Admiral Earl Beatty, and Appreciations by Marshal Foch, Rear Admiral Sims, and Count Visart, (Burgomaster of Bruges). Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1922. First American Edition. Pp 276, + [22] leaves of plates (including three drawings by Charles De Lacy) and [8] pp of maps and/or plans, including [2] folding maps. 8vo, blue cloth, red lettering to spine and upper board. This is an account of the Royal Navies' successful World War I operation to block Zeebrugge and there by destroy the superiority of the the German Naval submarine fleet. Binding slightly loose, rubbed, previous owner's stamp to front paste-down, tissue guard detaching on frontis, occasional pencil notation to rear endpapers, else very good. Lacking dustjacket. 40.00

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179 CARR, Frank G. G. Pride of Britain Books series. Pictorial History of Maritime Greenwich
Pitkin Pictorials Ltd., London, 1968, 
CARR, Frank G.G. The Pictorial History of Maritime Greenwich. (London : Pitkin Pictorials Ltd., 1968). Pp [1]-[24]. Illustrated. Triple Column. 8vo, illustrated stapled card covers. Cover title: Maritime Greenwich. In the Pride of Britain Books series. Contents : The National Maritime Museum; 200,000 Photographs; Maritime Art; The Changes from Sail to Steam; The Queen's House; The Royal Observatory; The Royal Naval College; The University of the Navy; The Cutty Sark; Over 2 Million Visitors. Very good. 15.00

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180 CARR, Frank G.G Pictorial Histroy of Maritime Greenwich. 1967 edition
Pitkin Pictorials, London, 1967, 
CARR, Frank G. G. The Pictorial History of Maritime Greenwich : National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, Royal Naval College the "Cutty Sark". (London : Pitkin Pictorials, 1967). Pp 24. Numerous illustrations to text. 8vo, photo-illustrated stapled card covers. Cover title : Maritime Greenwich. In the Pride of Britain Books series. Very good. 10.00

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