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181 CARTER, George Goldsmith CALLENDER, Geoffrey, Sir (intro) Looming Lights. Readers Union in dj.
Readers Union and Constable, London, 1947, 
CARTER, George Goldsmith. Looming Lights . With an introduction by Sir Geoffrey Callender. London: Readers Union and Constable, 1947. Pp. [i]-xxi,(1),1-167(3). 8vo, blue cloth with dark blue lettering and gilt tooling to spine. Law 1204. The lightships served as a more than adequate substitute for lighthouses, when there was no firm surface on which to build lighthouses. Serving the same purpose as their land borne brethren, the lightships helpedto keep mercantile, naval, and personal vessels away from dangerous coastl ine. This volume contains many stories involving the lightships. "The coastwise lights of Britain are immortal. To-day they sleep, but the hour will surely come when once again they will sweep the darkening sky, pointing, guiding, warning; a symbol of hope, deliverance, and justice to humanity." - from the epilogue. Top edge spotted, front board very slightly splayed, elsevg in rubbed, nicked dj. 15.00

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182 CATHERALL, Arthur DRIGIN, S. Lost With All Hands. blue cloth, in dj.
Thomas Nelson, London, 1950, 
CATHERALL, Arthur. Lost With All Hands. Illustrated by S. Drigin. London : Thomas Nelson, [ca 1950]. Pp (4),v-vii,(1),9-199,(1). 8vo, blue cloth. In the Apex Series. A novel concerned with the conduct of the Blackball Annie's(a British steam trawler) mysterious cook's assistant, who is apparently c onnected to the loss of four other vessels and their crews. Slightly cocked, owner's inkstamp, edges dusty, else vg in rubbed, nicked dj. 25.00

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183 CATHERALL, Arthur DRIGIN, S. Lost With All Hands. red cloth, in dj.
Thomas Nelson, London, 1950, 
CATHERALL, Arthur. Lost With All Hands. Illustrated by S. Drigin. London : Thomas Nelson, [ca 1950]. Pp (4),v-vii,(1),9-199,(1). 8vo, red cloth. In the Apex Series. A novel concerned with the conduct of the Blackball Annie's (a British steam trawler) mysterious cook's assistant, who is apparently connected to the loss of four other vessels and their crews. Owner's name and"Xmas /55" on flyleaf, else vg in torn dj (now protected). 25.00

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184 CAWTHORNE, Nigel History of Pirates : Blood and Thunder on the High Seas
Capella, Toronto, 2004, ISBN:1841931829 
CAWTHORNE, Nigel. A History of Pirates : Blood and Thunder on the High Seas. (Toronto): Capella, (2004). Pp. (1)-240. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated black card covered boards. "The pirates, their weapons, their ships, their victims, and their hideouts" are presented in this volume. Contents: The Victims; The Privateers; The Buccaneers; 'The Richest and Wickedest City in theNew World'; The Weapons; The Ships; Life Aboard the Pirate Ships; Captain Kidd and the Lure of the Orient; The Suppression of Piracy; The Swashbuckling Continues. Vg. 15.00

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185 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Auxiliary Patrol
Sidgwick and Jackson, 1923, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. The Auxiliary Patrol. L: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1923. Pp 332, frontis., 31 leaves plates. 8vo, blue cloth. An account of Britain's "improvised navy"of the Great War in which Chatterton's usual authority is augmented by his own service as C.O. of several of its miscellaneous craft. Contents include: "How It Began"; "Carrying On"; "Trawlers and Drifters"; "The Auxiliary Patrol and the Submarine Blockade"; "At the Dardanelles and Elsewhere"; "Mine-Sweepers and Motor Craft"; "Submarines and the Auxiliary Patrol"; "Raids in the Straits"; "The Great Crisis"; "Destroyers of Drifters"; "Patrols and Convoys"; "Patrol Adventures"; "The Fruits of Success"; "The Great Surrender"; "The Operations Against Zeebrugge and Ostend"; "The Last Phase". With appndixes. Slightly rubbed with very slight wear to extremities, a couple spots of light soiling, else vg. Ex-libris Royal Forth Yacht Club, Edinburgh (bookplate, blindstamp). 100.00

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186 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Battles by Sea. US no dj
Macmillan, 1925, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Battles by Sea. N.Y.: Macmillan Co., 1925. Pp 271. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Contents : Part I - The Galley Period : Battle of Salamis; Battle of Actium; Battle of Lepanto; Part II - The Sailing-Ship Period : The Armada Operations; Battle of the Saints; Battle of the Glorious First of June; Battle of St.Vincent; Battle of the Nile; Battle of Trafalgar; Part III - The Age of Steam : Battle of Lissa; Battle of Tsushima; Battle of the Falklands. Spine label chipped, else vg. 35.00

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Beating the U-Boats.  1st in dj. , CHATTERTON, E. Keble
187 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Beating the U-Boats. 1st in dj.
Hurst & Blackett, 1943, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Beating the U-Boats. L: Hurst & Blackett, (1943). First Edition. Pp 172, frontis., [14] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Anderson 214. This book, a complement to the author's earlier Fighting the U-Boats, chronicles British anti-submarine efforts in the last two years of the Great War. Slight edgewear, owner's inscription, else vg in chipped dj. 95.00

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188 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Big Blockade. 6th thousand.
Hurst & Blackett, London, 0, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. The Big Blockade. With coloured frontispiece, 32 illustrations, and maps. 6th thousand. London : Hurst & Blackett, n.d. Pp (4),v-x,11-287,(1) + portrait frontispiece, [16] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapters : 1. Principles and Precendents; 2. The Blockade Begins; 3. The FirstTrials; 4. The New Squadron; 5. On Patrol; 6. Disasters Begin; 7. The Coun ter-Blockade; 8. Cruisers and Contraband; 9. Blockaders and Submarines; 10.Running the Blockade; 11. Economic Pressure; 12. The Stranglehold; 13. Cau se and Effect; 14. Armed Guards; 15. A Hard Life; 16. Tricks of the Trade; 17. Sea and Salvage; 18. The Art of Boarding; 19. Fine Seamanship; 20. Raiders and Blockaders; 21. The Final Struggle; 22. The Triumph. With index. Previous owner's name to flyleaf and penned name to fore-edge, else very good. 30.00

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189 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Brotherhood of the Sea
Longmans, Green, 1927, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. The Brotherhood of the Sea. L: Longmans, Green and Co., 1927. Pp 238, frontis., [23] leaves plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Narratives of adventure in sail and steam, both mercantile and naval (though concentrating on the Great War) calculated to illustrate the sterling qualities of character encouraged by contact with the harsh marine environment. Two inch split to front outer hinge at bottom, rear inner hinge broken, rubbed with significant wear to extremities, cloth bubbling, lightly soiled, adhesive remains to fron paste-down, owner's signature. 55.00

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190 CHATTERTON, E. Keble On the High Seas. 1st UK no dj.
Philip Allan, 1929, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. On the High Seas. L.: Philip Allan, (1929). First UK Edition. Pp 319, frontis.+ 15 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 1. Deep Sea Roving [includes Sir William Monson; 17th c. Q ships]; 2. The Sea Life; 3. Adventures on the High Seas [Sir Henry Mainwaring, &c]; 4. The Profession of Piracy; 5. The Thrill of Adventure; 6. Peril on the Sea; 7. Deep Sea Drama; 8. Mutiny and Hurricane; 9. St.Helena and theSlavers; 10. On Patrol [anti-sub]; 11. Gambling with Death; 12. High Sea F leets. Moderate foxing to ffep and rfep, spine rubbed, bookplate to front paste-down, else vg. 80.00

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191 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Romance of Sea Rovers : An Account of the Stirring Adventures of Sea Roversfrom the Times of the Pheonicians, Egyptians & Vikings, through the Elizab ethan & All Other Eras of Maritime Roving Down to the Present Day. AS IS.
Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., London, 1928, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. The Romance of Sea Rovers : An Account of the Stirring Adventures of Sea Rovers from the Times of the Pheonicians, Egyptians & Vikings, through the Elizabethan & All Other Eras of Maritime Roving Down tothe Present Day. London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, MDCCCCXXVIII [1928 ]. Pp. (10),11-[309],(11) of ads, frontispiece, + 15 leaves of black and white plates, with more line drawings to text. Illustrated. 8vo, pictorial blue cloth with white lettering to front board and spine, gilt decoration to spine. Contents: 1. The Earliest Sea Rovers; 2. Sea Roving in the Mediterranean; 3. The Viking Sea Rovers; 4. Mediaeval Sea Rovers; 5. A Famous Sea Rover; 6-7. Sea Roving with the Elizabethan Seamen; 8. Sea Roving in the Seventeenth Century; 9. Sea Roving with Anson; 10. Voyaging with Captain Cook; 11. Privateering in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; 12. American Privateers; 13. Sea Roving in the Days of Oak and Hemp; 14-16. Sea Roving inthe Smuggling Days; 17. Sea Roving in the Golden Age of the Sailing Ship; 18. The Cruise of the Emden; 19-20. The Cruise of the Seeadler; 21. How theBritish Merchantman Romaed the Seas in Wartime; 22. The Tramp Steamer: The Great Sea Rover Always; 23. How the Sailing Ship Still Roams the Sea; 24-2 5. Sea Rovers of To-day in Small Sailing Craft. CHAPTER 11 FORCIBLY REMOVED(pp. 125-134; cut out with scissors), but otherwise a bright, tight, clean copy. As is. 25.00

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192 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Severn's Saga.
Hurst & Blackett, 1938, 1938 
CHATTERTON, E.K. "Severn's" Saga. With 41 Illustrations and Maps. London : Hurst & Blackett, (1938). Pp (4),5-288 + frontispiece + 14 pages of plates. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With maps on end-papers [on the paste-downs].

An account of the 1914-1917 operations of the Royal Navy monitor Severn in East African waters, and particularly her destruction of the German light cruiser Königsberg, treated also in Chatterton's 1932 book The "Königsberg" Adventure.

"HMS Severn was a 1,260-ton Humber-class monitor of the Royal Navy. Originally built by Vickers for Brazil, she was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1914 on the outbreak of the First World War along with her sister ships Humber and Mersey. She had been christened Solimoes by the Brazilians, but was renamed by the British. Severn had a relatively successful career during the First World War with at least three engagements. At the Battle of the Yser in 1914, off the coast of Belgium, she bombarded German troops as well as artillery positions. On 10 October 1914, she survived an attack by the submarine U-8 when a torpedo passed under the shallow draught vessel. In early 1915, the twin turret was removed and replaced by two shielded single 6 inch guns fore and aft. In July 1915, the monitor was towed to the Rufiji River delta in German East Africa where she and Mersey then assisted in the destruction of the German light cruiser Königsberg.

She was sold for breaking up on 9 May 1921 to Thos W Ward, of Preston, and arrived at their yards on 23 March 1923."

Chapters :
1. The Monitors;
2. Sea Surprise;
3. Belgian Coast;
4. The Bombarders;
5. North Sea;
6. Mystery Voyage;
7. The Raider Puts to Sea;
8. Dangerous Adventure;
9. Blockade;
10. In the Red Sea;
11. Tropical Arrival;
12. Preparing for Battle;
13. Secret Plans;
14. The Great Occasion;
15. The Result;
16. Dash into Tanga;
17. The River Hazard;
18. Yambe Island [aka Jambe Island, Tanzania];
19. Narrow Waters;
20. Glorious Adventure;
21. Advance Begins;
22. Bagamoyo and Dar-Es-Salaam;
23. Down South.
With index.

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193 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Valiant Sailormen. UK (7th thousand) no dj
Hurst & Blacket, 1936, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Valiant Sailormen. With 29 Illustrations and Map. 7thThousand. L.: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., (1936). Pp 287. 8vo, blue cloth. Lig ht wear, else vg. 25.00

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194 CHATTERTON, E. Keble HERBERT, Godfrey Amazing Adventure : A Thrilling Naval Biography. 1st Ed, in dj
Hurst & Blackett, London, 1935, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Amazing Adventure : A Thrilling Naval Biography. With32 Illustrations. London : Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., (1935). First Edition. Pp [1]-285,1-15(ads),(1), portrait frontis + 14 pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth., gilt lettering to spine. Dj title : Amazing Adventure : A True Naval Biography. The biography of Commander Godfrey Herbert, D.S.O., Royal Navy. Contents : 1. Prelude to Adventure. 2. The New Idea. 3. Facing Death. 4. Preparing for Contest. 5. The Record Voyage. 6. In the Bight. 7. Narrow Escapes. 8. Comedy and Tragedy. 9. The Decoy. 10. “Captain William McBride.” 11. Back to the Bight. 12. Strange Sequel. 13. Submarine Drama. 14. Night of Terror. 15. The Death Leap. 16. Back to Life. 17. Down Channel. 18. Victory. Appendices: I. Voyage of H.M. Submarines C-36, C-37 and C-38 from Portsmouth to Hong Kong during February-April, 1911. II. Submarine Warfare. Rubbed, lightly soiled, boards slightly bowed, edges foxed, occasional foxing to text,gilt inscription, else very good in rubbed, nicked and edgeworn dustjacket . 120.00

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195 CHATTERTON, E. Keble HERBERT, Godfrey Amazing Adventure : A Thrilling Naval Biography. 1st UK Cheap Ed ex lib, nodj
Hurst & Blackett, London, 1936, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Amazing Adventure : A Thrilling Naval Biography. With32 Illustrations. London : Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., (1936). First UK Cheap Edition. Pp 285. 8vo, blue cloth. The biography of Commander Godfrey Herbert, D.S.O., Royal Navy. Contents : 1. Prelude to Adventure. 2. The New Idea.3. Facing Death. 4. Preparing for Contest. 5. The Record Voyage. 6. In the Bight. 7. Narrow Escapes. 8. Comedy and Tragedy. 9. The Decoy. 10. “Captai n William McBride.” 11. Back to the Bight. 12. Strange Sequel. 13. Submarine Drama. 14. Night of Terror. 15. The Death Leap. 16. Back to Life. 17. Down Channel. 18. Victory. Appendices: I. Voyage of H.M. Submarines C-36, C-37and C-38 from Portsmouth to Hong Kong during February-April, 1911. II. Sub marine Warfare. Ex-library, else vg. 22.00

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196 CHATTERTON, E. Keble HERBERT, Godfrey Amazing Adventure : A Thrilling Naval Biography. 1st UK Cheap Ed, no dj
Hurst & Blackett, London, 1936, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Amazing Adventure : A Thrilling Naval Biography. With32 Illustrations. London : Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., (1936). First UK Cheap Edition. Pp 285. 8vo, blue cloth. The biography of Commander Godfrey Herbert, D.S.O., Royal Navy. Contents : 1. Prelude to Adventure. 2. The New Idea.3. Facing Death. 4. Preparing for Contest. 5. The Record Voyage. 6. In the Bight. 7. Narrow Escapes. 8. Comedy and Tragedy. 9. The Decoy. 10. “Captai n William McBride.” 11. Back to the Bight. 12. Strange Sequel. 13. Submarine Drama. 14. Night of Terror. 15. The Death Leap. 16. Back to Life. 17. Down Channel. 18. Victory. Appendices: I. Voyage of H.M. Submarines C-36, C-37and C-38 from Portsmouth to Hong Kong during February-April, 1911. II. Sub marine Warfare. Edges spotted, else vg. 35.00

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Ship-Models.  ltd ed. , CHATTERTON, E. Keble HOLME, Geoffrey, ed.
197 CHATTERTON, E. Keble HOLME, Geoffrey, ed. Ship-Models. ltd ed.
Studio Limited, 1923, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Ship-Models. Edited by Geoffrey Holme. L: The Studio Limited, 1923. Pp (40, v-ix, (1), 1-53, (1), + 142 plates (incl. 8 tipped-in colour plates). 4to, gilt dec. grey cloth, beveled edges, t.e.g. #902 of a Limited Edition of 1000 copies. "In this volume an attempt has been made for the first time to collect, before it is too late, the finest authentic models of sailing-craft that are not merely beautiful in themselves but may be regarded as providing a pictorial representation of the ship's development until the age of steam." Rubbed with slight wear at extremities, spine sunned and soiled, nick to top edge of 7 plates, foxing to edges and half title, else vg. 350.00

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198 CHATTERTON, E. Keble MAINWARING, Henry MONSON, William On the High Seas. US no dj
1929, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. On the High Seas. Philadelphia : (1929). Pp 319, frontis.+ 15 leaves of plates. 8vo, green cloth. 1. Deep Sea Roving [includes Sir William Monson; 17th c. Q ships]; 2. The Sea Life; 3. Adventures on the High Seas [Sir Henry Mainwaring, &c]; 4. The Profession of Piracy; 5. The Thrill of Adventure; 6. Peril on the Sea; 7. Deep Sea Drama; 8. Mutiny and Hurricane; 9. St.Helena and the Slavers; 10. On Patrol [anti-sub]; 11. Gambling with Death; 12. High Sea Fleets. Several Newfoundland references. Some spotting, rubbing ow vg. 35.00

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199 CHOYCE, James CAMERON, V. Lovett, (ed.) Log of a Jack Tar; or, The Life of James Choyce, Master Mariner. First Edition
Unwin, London, 1891, 
(CHOYCE, James). The Log of a Jack Tar; or, The Life of James Choyce, Master Mariner; Now First Published with O'Brien's Captivity in France. Edited by Commander V. Lovett Cameron, R.N. with Introduction and Notes. London : T. Fisher Unwin, MDCCCXCI, First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xiv,(4),[3]-379, + frontispiece + [8] leaves plates. 8vo, textured brown cloth. The Adventure Series No.6. NMM II:382. A remarkable personal account of the excruciating nature of campaigning in the Napoleonic era: Choyce was captured by the Spanishoff Chile, escaped five times, managed to join an English frigate, was cap tured by a French privateer while on a whaling voyage, escaped, was recaptured, and imprisoned at Verdun, "tired of loyalty" and put himself at the service of the French, deserted and joined an English warship, deserted again, and lived to encounter pirates at Juan Fernandez. And to pen this narrative. Slightly rubbed with nicks to head and tail of spine and corners, a fewlight smudges, spine lightly sunned, else very good. 130.00

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200 CHRISS, M. and G.R. HAYES HAYES, G. R. Introduction to Charts and Their Use. 2nd pr, 2nd ed. in poor dj.
Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow, 1956, 
CHRISS, M. and G.R. HAYES. An Introduction to Charts and Their Use. Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, (1944). Second Printing of the Second Edition. Pp 88 + fldg.chart of Dover Strait in rear pocket. Illustrated. 8vo, blue clo th. A concise introduction to chartwork based on current Admiralty conventions. Some shelfwear, rubbing to spine, name to ffep, else good in poor, chipped, browned dj. 25.00

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