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

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22 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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23 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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24 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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25 CARTER, Dyson CARTER, Herbert Dyson Sea of Destiny : The Story of Hudson Bay, America's Undefended Back Door. First Edition.
Greenberg, Gravenhurst, Ontario, 1940, 
CARTER, H. Dyson. Sea of Destiny : The Story of Hudson Bay, America's Undefended Back Door. New York : Greenberg Publisher, (1940). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-ix,(3),1-236 + frontispiece + 8 pages of B&w photos. Map and a few illustrations in the text. 8vo, grey cloth with red lettering to spine. Watters p. 662, Rhodenizer p.613, Laugher p.92. Herbert Dyson Carter was born in Saint John, February 2, 1910.He was living in Saint Boniface, Manitoba at the time of publication. "In the late 1930s Carter also began a scholarlywork of historical geography which urged the development of Hudson Bay as a mercantile seaport for the Canadian wheat-farming regions, and as a base of naval defense against a possible invasion of North America. Sea of Destiny (1940) was very pro-Russian, drawing a comparison between the USSR's development of its Arctic and Canada's neglect of its own northern territories. It was also anti-German, suggesting that Nazi submarines and battleships might well exploit the Bay as a major point of vulnerability in North American defenses. Reviewers were impressed by this knowledgeable introduction to a neglected feature of North American history and geography - although the isolationist New York Times reviewer dismissed Carter's "alarmist" prophecies that the European war might be carried into the Arctic." - James Doyle. 1. The Fate of North America; 2. The Sea Called Hudson Bay; 3. The Years Before; 4. For a Tomb, a Legend; 5. The Black Prince; 6. Mr. Gooseberry andthe Huguenot ; 7. Reward for Empire; 8. Commissioned Pirates; 9. Toujours l'Audace!; 10. War Flames North; 11. The Admiral Died on Deck; 12. The Twilight of New France; 13. Voice of the Hated Race; 14. Dividend Paradise; 15.War of the Routes; 16. Revolution; 17. Awakening; 18. Backdoor Seaport [On Churchill, Manitoba]; 19. Roads to the World [on Churchill, the Emerson - Churchill Colonization Railway Company, ECCR, &c] 20. Sea of Mystery ; 21. Land to Come; 22. Lifeblood of Battle; 23. Where Rules Britannia?; 24. Breach in Our Ramparts; 25. Bombs Over America ; 26. Canada Faces Betrayal; 27.Gibraltar in the North . Appendix : Railways to Hudson Bay - The Choice of Ports - Marine Insurance Rates- The Situation in 1940 - Who Discovered Hud son Bay? With Bibliography Ex library but with minimal library markings, else very good, clean. 25.00

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26 CATLEY, Harry YOUNGER, Pete Gate and Gaiters. 2nd pr. in chipped dj
CATLEY, Harry. Gate and Gaiters: A book of naval humour and anecdotes. Including a glossary of naval language for the uninformed. By Chief Petty Officer, Harry Catley, Gunner's Mate. Illustrations by Petty Officer, Pete Younger A/A II. (Toronto: Thorn Press, 1951). Second Printing by request, as perpaper panel pasted verso title page. "This is an exact reprint of the orig inal publication, entirely unabridged". Pp (10),11-322,(2). Small 8vo, bluecloth. Law 1502. Chapters : 1. The Beginning of the End; 2. Most Sailors W ere Civvies, Once; 3. The Parafe Ground [on the Halifax Dockyard's parade square]; 4. The Gun Battery [Halifax gunnery school]; 5. Oh Discipline! Where Art Thou?; 6. When the War Started; 7. "Skin" and Striking the Happy Medium; 8. Naval Pranksters and Gangsters; 9. Some Naval Pets that I Have Known["Halifax and Naden dockyards have never been without their quota of dogs and cats [...]" ] ; 10. Religion in the Navy; 11. Leave, and How to Entertain Sailors; 12. Visitors' Day; 13. We Must Have Officers, But Why?; 14. Cornwallis (pp.262-313). With a Glossary of Naval Lingo. "Most of the troops were delivered to that part of Canada which was nearest the war, Halifax. When we arrived there we tried to make believe that it would be just like thesummer training period we enjoyed the years before. When we would play at mock warfare and feel very courageous about it all knowing that it was all pretence. Where the hero could lie down dead and rise again to fight another day. Or meet the gang in the little red school house for a beer that night. But now, the minute that you stepped off that train, you realized, or atleast thought you did, that here was a far different Halifax! This was the real thing. Now the government was going to get its money back and prove t he worth of all that pre-war training." - pp.100-101. "Question: 'What happened to Henry Hudson?' "Answer: 'He was marooned with disgrace from the Royal Canadian Navy. One dark Saturday, at eleven o'clock he was put ashore atHalifax clothed only in a duck suit. Then he was left on Barrington Street with only a tin of spam, a water bottle and a service revolver with one ro und of ball ammunition.'" from a series of very silly officer-seaman interrogations. - p.259. "Eight o'clock found me at the North West entrance of the Public Gardens. A beautiful landscaped park of winding paths and fragrantflowers, in the heart of downtown Halifax. There is a fair sized pond situ ated in these lovely ground [sic] and, floating upon the pond are little model ships. They seem to portray an established fact that the people of Halifax are, first and foremost, sea minded." - p.227. The as yet unwritten book:The Care and Feeding of Naval Rabbits, p.158. "The sailor that you see rolling down the street is not all rum and tabacco [sic] and tattoo marks as you might have been led to believe. He may have exchanged his memories of Kant with another who has studied Freud or Voltaire." - p.161-2. "All the illustrsations appearing in the book and jacket design, were accomplished by Pete Younger, who,since the printing of the first edition, has rejoined theRCN and at present is instructing New Entries at Cornwallis. During the wa r Younger could have accepted a posh number ashore doing art work for the government but he elected to remain at sea where he saw considerable serviceon the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and 'D' Day operations in France. Man y will remember his work of art on the gun shield of HMCS Moosejaw, depicting a roaring moose chasing Hitler who looks anxiously over his shoulder at the moose who has a section of Hitler's pants in his moutn and a 'U' boat draped in his antlers. What the author has failed to put in printing, the artist has done it with his clever pen." - from the rear panel of the dust jacket. Name stencilled in ink to ffep, faint soiling to boards, else very good in rubbed, chipped dust jacket. 95.00

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27 CHANT, Christopher, series editor Super Profile series. Super Etendard
Haynes, 1983, 
CHANT, Christopher, series editor. Super Etendard. (Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset): Haynes, (1983). Pp 56. Large 8vo, ill. boards. Super Profile series. An examination of the French marine attack aircraft, with a chapter on Argentine successes with same in the Falklands conflict. Slightly rubbed, else vg. 15.00

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28 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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29 CHURCHILL, Winston S. World Crisis, 1911-1914. 2nd pr.
Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923, 
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The World Crisis, 1911-1914 . London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, (April 1923). Second UK Printing. Pp. (8),[1]-536, + 6 maps (5 of which are folding) and 2 facsimile leaves. 8vo, navy blue cloth, pressed titles to front, gilt titles to spine. Recounts Churchill's time spent as the First Lord of the Admiralty in the lead-up to the Great War. Contents: 1. The Vials of Wrath; 2. Milestones to Armageddon; 3. The Crisis of Agadir; 4. Admirals All; 5. The German Navy Law; 6. The Romance of Design; 7. The North Sea Front; 8. Ireland and the European Balance; 9. The Crisis; 10. The Mobilization of the Navy; 11. War: The Passage of the Army; 12. The Battle in France; 13. On the Oceans; 14. In the Narrow Seas; 15. Antwerp; 16. The Channel Ports; 17. The Grand Fleet and the Submarine Alarm; 18. Coronel and the Falklands; 19. With Fisher at the Admiralty; 20. The Bombardmentof Scarborough and Hartlepool; 21. Turkey and the Balkans. Some wear to ou ter hinges with light bumping to spine ends, else vg. 100.00

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30 CLAYTON, Tim. Tars : the Men Who Made Britain Rule the Waves.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2007, ISBN:9780340898024 
CLAYTON, Tim. Tars : the Men Who Made Britain Rule the Waves. (London): Hodder & Stoughton, (2007). Pp. (6),vii,(1),1-376 + (24) p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth. "Tars is a gripping firsthand account of life in the Royal Navy during four years of crucial innovation and fierce war with France and Spain. Through the lives of a small band of sailors from across the ranks Trafalgar author Tim Clayton paints a vivid picture of the navy andthe era, from close-quarter battles and roistering on the streets of Londo n, to the political decisions that built and destroyed whole empires. In this death-or-glory era the navy became the cherished weapon of an aggressivenation hungry for wealth. Fighting at sea was carried out at ever-closer q uarters and with ever-increasing intensity of firepower. Using newly discovered first-person sources, Tars takes us right up close to the crashing waves, the coarse rope, 'the music of great-guns', the blood and splinters of a pitched sea battle--and to these men's daily struggles as Britain for thefirst time conquered the waves." -- from dust jacket. Very good in dust ja cket. 20.00

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31 COLOMB, P.H., Vice-Admiral. Naval Warfare : Its Ruling Principles and Practice Historically Treated. Third Edition
W.H. Allen & Co. Limited,, London, 1899, 
COLOMB, P.H., Vice-Admiral. Naval Warfare : Its Ruling Principles and Practice Historically Treated. Third Edition, Revised and Corrected, with Additional Chapter on Recent Illustrations, and new Maps and Plans, including Spanish American War of 1898-9. London : W.H. Allen and Co., Limited, 1899. Pp. (4),v-xviii,1-471,(1),[i]-li,(1) of appendix, + 4 leaves of plates and 41leaves of maps (1 of which is folding, 2 of which make up a double-leaf ma p). With more illustrations and maps to text. Large 8vo, ribbed navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Historians [...] had generally neglected to give any attention to the causes of success or failure in naval war; they did not connect the facts or events which were necessary for that purpose. Naval commanders, on the other hand, seem to have been so entirely convinced of the force of causes beyond their control, and so satisfied of their obviousness, that they seldom eluded to them. [...] I held this conditionof the literature of naval war to be mainly responsible for the want of it s study, which was common; and thus for existing belief that nothing was tobe got from it either in lessons for the present, or guidance for the futu re. [...] I have a firm belief that the great laws of naval war, which I have endeavoured to trace throughout the centuries in whcih England has been building up her power, would be absolutely dominant in any naval war which now arose; and that they may be depended on for forecasting its course and preparing for it. Not that I assume to have, in all cases, arrived at just conclusions, but rather that there are, in the history of the past, ample materials for forming them and acting on them." - from the preface to the second edition. Contents: 1. The Nature of Naval War; 2-4. The Struggle for the Command of the Sea; 5. The Differentiation of Naval Force; 6-8. Attemptsto Gain Command of the Sea with Definte Ulterior Purpose; 9. Attempts to G ain Command of the Sea with Definte Ulterior Purpose [the Last Attempt of France]; 10-18. The Conditions under which Attacks on Territory from the SeaSucceed or Fail; 19. Recent Illustrations of the Principles of Naval Warfa re; 20. The Spanish American War. Some bumping to spine ends, stamp to title page, else a tight, clean copy. 300.00

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32 COLTON, Walter CHEEVER, Henry T. Sea and the Sailor : Notes on France and Italy, and Other Literary Remains of Rev. Walter Colton
D.W. Evans, 1860, 
COLTON, Rev. Walter. The Sea and the Sailor, Notes on France and Italy, andOther Literary Remains of Rev. Walter Colton. With a Memoir by Rev. Henry T. Cheever. N.Y.: D.W. Evans & Co., 1860. Pp (8),[7]-437,(1),(6,ads),(2), frontis.+ 1 plate. 8vo, brown pressed cloth. See especially "The Sea and theSailor" (pp.19-92) and chapters 2 and 3 of the "Memoir" (pp.365-391) conce rning Rev. Colton's service as a Navy Chaplain. Subjects covered include the traits of the sailor, obedience to orders, chivalric devotion to women, roughness and honesty in courtship, exploits of the crew of the North Carolina, superstition of the sailor, belief in ghosts and the spirit-world, battle between the American Roundabouts and the French Dress-coats, abolition of the whisky ration argued, Navy Chaplains, the relation of the church to the sailor, etc. Cracked, worn, heavily foxed, else vg. 70.00

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33 COLTON, Walter CHEEVER, Henry T. Sea and the Sailor : Notes on France and Italy, and Other Literary Remains of Rev. Walter Colton.
A.S. Barnes, 1851, 
COLTON, Rev. Walter. The Sea and the Sailor : Notes on France and Italy, and Other Literary Remains of Rev. Walter Colton. With a Memoir by Rev. HenryT. Cheever. New York : A.S. Barnes & Co., 1851. First Edition. Pp (10),[7] -437,(1),(8,ads),(8), portrait frontispiece + 1 plate. 8vo, pressed dark brown cloth, gilt decoration to front, gilt lettering to spine. See especially "The Sea and the Sailor" (pp.19-92) and chapters 2 and 3 of the "Memoir" (pp.365-391) concerning Rev. Colton's service as a Navy Chaplain. Subjects covered include the traits of the sailor, obedience to orders, chivalric devotion to women, roughness and honesty in courtship, exploits of the crew of the North Carolina, superstition of the sailor, belief in ghosts and the spiritworld, battle between the American Roundabouts and the French Dress-coats, abolition of the whisky ration argued, Navy Chaplains, the relation of the church to the sailor, etc. Spine rebacked, some fraying to corners, moderate foxing to initial and final leaves (sparser foxing to the middle portions of the volume, contained largely to margins), else a tight copy. 80.00

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Ships and Seascapes : An Introduction to Maritime Prints, Drawings and Watercolours.  1st UK (new) in dj, CORDINGLY, David
34 CORDINGLY, David Ships and Seascapes : An Introduction to Maritime Prints, Drawings and Watercolours. 1st UK (new) in dj
Philip Wilson, London, 1997, ISBN:0856674842 
CORDINGLY, David. Ships and Seascape : An Introduction to Maritime Prints, Drawings and Watercolours. (L.): Philip Wilson, (1997). First Edition. Pp 160. 4to, blue cloth. Chapters : 1. Introduction; 2. Drawings and Watercolours; 3. Prints and Processes; 4. Ship Types; 5. The Dutch School; 6. Thames Views, Naval Actions and Voyages of Discovery; 7. Fishing Boats, Shipwrecksand Coastal Scenery; 8. France and America; 9. SteamShips, Yachts and Two World Wars. With checklist, bibliography and index. New in dj. 100.00

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35 CORNWELL, Bernard SHARPE series Sharpe's Siege : Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814. First American Edition in dustjacket
Viking Press, New York, 1987, ISBN:0670808660 
CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Siege : Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign,1814. (New York) : The Viking Press, (1987). First American Printing. Pp. [1]-319,(1). Illustrated with a couple of map leaves. 8vo, dark blue cloth with mustard yellow paper-covered boards, metallic red lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "In the winter of 1814, Wellington's allied forces have finally established a base in enemy France, and preparations are afoot for an assault that will ensure Napoleon's defeat. For Richard Sharpe, however, the future looks as bleak as the January weather. Deprived of his command, he finds himself a minor pawn in the action, reluctantly leading a small force of Riflemen in support of a naval captain's foolish lust for glory. On the Biscay coast stands a formidable but virtually unguarded fort, ideally suited as a landing ground for the British invasion. Sharpe's task is to assist in the capture of the fort, and tolead a foray into the French interior to wreak havoc on Napoleon's supply lines. But behind the lines an old and implacable enemy, Pierre Ducos, is spinning a deadly web of his own, and Sharpe gets caught in it. Abandoned inthe heart of the enemy's country, Sharpe and his small force face overwhel ming odds. In such circumstances, a man must look for help wherever he can find it - even if it takes the dubious form of a charming and unscrupulous American mercenary, Cornelius Killick, who has his own good reasons for taking a hand in the game..." - from the dj. Minor bumping to tail of spine, else very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Cornwell on the title page. 200.00

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36 CORVISIER, Andre Dictionaire d'Art et d'Histoire Militaires. in dj.
Presses Universitaires de France, 1988, 
CORVISIER, André. Dictionaire d'Art et d'Histoire Militaires. (Paris): Presses Universitaires de France, (1988). Pp 884. Large 8vo, orange cloth. An encyclopedic French-language dictionary of Military history, with essays by France's most prominent scholars in various fields. Bookplate, else vg in rubbed, nicked dj. Due to the weight of this book, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover postage on international orders. 50.00

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37 COUHAT, Jean Labayle (ed.) BAKER, A.D., III, Eng. ed. Combat Fleets of the World 1980/81 : Their Ships, Aircraft, and Armament. US in dj
Naval Institute, Annapolis, 1980, ISBN:0870211234 
COUHAT, Jean Labayle (ed.). Combat Fleets of the World 1980/81 : Their Ships, Aircraft, and Armament. (Annapolis, MD) : Naval Institute Press, (1980).Pp. (3),iv-xiii,(1),[1]-788, + 6 p. of addenda at rear. Illustrated. Doubl e column. Oblong 8vo, grey cloth with black lettering to front. "With 991 new photographs, 49 new line drawings, a completely revised technical text, and an analytical introductory essay, 'Combat Fleets 1980/81' presents the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative information available in any fleet guide. Continuing the features that have made 'FLottes de Combat'highly regarded in France since 1897, this third English-language edition uses a page format that permits the presentation of the largest ship photosccontained in any naval reference and meticulous drawings carefully keyed to indicate major items of ordnance and equipment." - from the dust jacket.Very good in nicked dust jacket. Due to the weight of this book, extra shi pping charges will likely apply on international orders. 65.00

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Winged Mars. Volume I : The German Air Weapon - 1870-1914. Second Printing.- and - The Air Weapon 1914-1916. Volume II of Winged Mars. First Priting, both in dustjackets, CUNEO, John R.
38 CUNEO, John R. Winged Mars. Volume I : The German Air Weapon - 1870-1914. Second Printing.- and - The Air Weapon 1914-1916. Volume II of Winged Mars. First Priting, both in dustjackets
Military Service Publishing Company, Harrisburg, Pa., 1942, 1942 
CUNEO, John R. Winged Mars. Volume I : The German Air Weapon - 1870-1914. With Illustrations by the Author. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Military Service Publishing Company, (December 1942). Second Printing. Pp (14),1-338. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, red lettering to front board and spine.

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CUNEO, John R. The Air Weapon 1914-1916. Volume II of Winged Mars. Harrisburg : Military Service Publishing Company, 1947. First Printing. Pp (14),1-503,(3). Maps. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spie.

John R. Cuneo (b. September 21, 1922 - d. May 18, 1984).

Contents :

[Volume I]
1. In the Beginning.
2. Germany Adopts Military Ballooning.
3. The Rise and Fall of German Military Ballooning.
4. The Beginnings of Anti-aircraft Defense.
5. The First German Dirigibles.
6. The Fight to Build a Rigid Dirigible.
7. The Struggle for Dirigible Supremacy.
8. The German Navy Tries Zeppelins (pp 70-78).
9. Orville Wright Reminds a German General of a Circus.
10. The Birth of German Military Aviation.
11. The Awakening of German Military Aviation.
12. Airplanes in the German Navy (pp 110-116).
13. The Theoretical Use of the German Air Weapon:
I. Captive Balloons and Dirigibles.
II. Airplanes.
14. Per Ardua Ad Astra.
15. The Enigma of French Military Aeronautics.
16. The Role of the French Air Weapon.
17. The Air Weapon at the Outbreak of Hostilities.

Appendices :
I. Parsevals Accepted by the German Army Prior to August 1914.
II. Dirigibles Built by the German Army.
III. Zeppelins Accepted by the German Army Prior to August 1914.
IV. Schutte-Lanz Dirigibles Accepted by the Geman Army Prior to August 1914.
V. Private Dirigibles Taken Over by the German Army at the Outbreak of War .
VI. Dirigibles Acquired by the French and German Armies Prior to August 1914.
VII. Zeppelins Accepted by the German Navy Prior to August 1914 (p. 186).
VIII. Some German Army Airplanes of 1914.
IX. Some French and German Army Airplanes of 1914.
X. Some German Naval Seaplanes of 1914 (p. 189).
XI. Some British Naval Seaplanes of 1914 (p. 189).
XII. Organization of the German Air Weapon Prior to 1914.

[Volume II]

Part One: Tactical Air Operations Over Land.
1. The 1914 Doctrine of Warfare.
Note 1. Diplomatic Employment of the Air Weapon.
2. The Period of Concentration in the West.
Note 1. French Strategic Air Reconnaissance.
3. The French Offensive (August 1914).
Note 1. Allotment of Air Units to German Armies on the Western Front August 18, 1914.
Note 2. A Comparison of the Tactical Organization of Aviation Units on the Western Front, August 1914.
Note 3. French Air Reconnaissance During the Offense.
4. The German March Through Belgium and Northern France.
Note i. Allied Observation of the German Wheel, Through Belgium.
5. The Pursuit to the Marne.
Note 1. The Allied Discovery of the Wheel of the German First Army.
6. The Battle of the Marne.
7. The Conclusion of Open Warfare in the West.
Note 1. Allied Air Reconnaissance September-November 1914.
8. The Battles of Gumbinnen and Tannenberg.
Note 1. The Russian Air Service at the Beginning of the War.
9. The Ending of the Eastern Campaign 1914.
10. Behind the Operations of the Air Weapon (1914).
Note 1. The French Air Service Conquers Its First Crisis.
11. Trench Warfare: Blessing and Blight.
Note 1. The Beginnings of Aerial Combat.
12. The Reorganization of the German Air Force (1915).
13. To the End of 1915.
Note 1. The the Allied 1915 Offensives.
Note 2. French Aviation in the Fall Offensives of 1915.
14. The German Air Weapon in the 1915 Offensives Against Russia and Serbia.
15. German Antiaircraft Defense (1914-1915).
Note 1. German Antiaircraft Activity on the Eastern Front.
16. Verdun (1916).
Note 1. French Aviation at Verdun.
17. The Preliminaries to the Somme Offensive (1916).
Note 1. Allied Air Preparations for the Somme.
18. The Somme Offensive (1916).
19. The Conclusion of the Somme Offensive (1916).
Note 1. The Allied Air Services at the Somme.
Note 2. Allied Antiaircraft Artillery.
Note 3. German Air Activity in the East and Balkans During 1916.
20. The Reorganization of the German Army Air Force (1916).
Note 1. The Beginnings of Reorganization in the British Air Services.
Note 2. The Decline of French Military Aviation (1915-1916).

Part Two : Tactical Air Operations at Sea.
21. The Watch for the British Fleet (1914).
Note 1. The Allied Air Forces (pp 297=3-04).
22. Action in the North Sea (1915).
23. Prelude to Jutland.
24. The Battle of Jutland.
Note 1. British Air Service at Jutland.
25. The Sunderland Operation.
Note 1. British Air Activity During the Sunderland Operation.
Note 2. Ink Battles Over the Jutland and Sunderland Air Operations.
Note 3. Naval Air Operations in the Baltic (1914-1916) (pp 346-347).

Part Three : Strategic air Operations.
26. The Raids on Great Britain (1914-1916).
Note 1. The Antiaircraft Defense of Great Britain.
Note 2. German Air Raids on Paris (1914).
27. The Bombing of Germany.


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39 CUTHBERTSON, George A. Freshwater : A History and a Narrative of the Great Lakes. Limited, Signededition
Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, Toronto, 1931, 
CUTHBERTSON, George A. Freshwater : A History and a Narrative of the Great Lakes. Written and Illustrated by George A. Cuthbertson. Toronto : Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1931. First Edition. Pp (18),3-315, colour frontispiece + 15 leaves of plates (8 in colour). Other illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue printed tan cloth. Rhodenizer p.653, Whiteman, A Bibliography of Macmillan of Canada Imprints 454, Fredriksen, Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights : A Bibliography of the War of 1812 C23, D272, E127. Not in Watters.Special edition for Canada Steamship Lines limited to 200 numbered and sig ned copies, this being No.52. "The blue waters of the Great Lakes have coloured the history of the North American Continent, and the story of the ships which have navigated these waters for three centuries forms an epic of surpassing interest. For the first two hundred years this story is of war, ofconquest, and of naval engagements involving the destiny of nations; but s ince the early years of the nineteenth century there has been no war, and the blessings of peace are manifest in the great development of water borne commerce which marks this period. This book is a history of ships, but it deals mainly with the evolution in the types of ships developed under the above changing conditions ; and the ships chosen for detailed description and illustration indicate primarily the progress attained at various times inresponse to the demands of war and of peace. The romance of the great hist orical drama, or of the great individual characters in such drama, is not emphasized herein, but is merely referred to as incidental to the descriptions of the ships themselves, presented in sequence, and briefly associated with such salient facts of navigation, of topography, and of cultural development as seemed essential to a proper understanding of the subject. To thisend, each chapter is devoted to an outline of the development of lake ship ping, both naval and commercial, with particular reference to the outstanding political and social events of its period, together with a summary of each phase of development, and of the principal types of ships which were built thereunder, avoiding, however, great technical detail." - from the preface. Contents : 1. Discovery of the Lakes; 2. La Salle; 3. La Salle's Ships;4. The Seven Years' War (pp.52-88); 5. The End of the French Regime; 6. Th e Events which Followed the Conquest; 7. The Provincial Marine; 8. The 1812War (pp.139-161); 9. The Naval Warfare in 1813 and 1814; 10. A New Regime; 11. The Sailing Ship Era, 1820-1890 (pp.226-251); 12. The Great Shipping C ompanies (pp.252-274). Appendices. I. First Vessels on the Great Lakes, 1678-1759; II. Provincial Marine Fleet up to 1813; III. Commercial Vessels; IV. Conditions of Trade in New France at the Close of the French Regime; V. Bateaux, Whaleboats and Small Craft; VI. Great Lakes Canals (pp.290-299); VII. Lights and Navigation Aids. With Catalogued List of Reference Books, Etc. and index. The illustrations: "The Moonlight, of Milwaukee" [colour frontispiece], "A Hudson's Bay Company Canoe Shooting a Rapid", "Side View of aCanot de Maitre", "La Salle's Griffin", "The Griffin on the Stocks", "The Frontenac Being Outfitted", "French Vessels in their Autumn Rig"[colour plate], "H.M. Sloops Oswego and Ontario", " H.M. Schooners Huron and Michigan", "La Marquise de Vaudreuil", "Whaleboats used for Bradstreet's Expedition", "Launch of H.M. Snow Missisaga at Oswego, 1759" [colour plate], "The Nancy, Square Topsail Schooner"[colour plate], "H.M. Brig Gage", "Royal Naval Dockyard at Kingston, Upper Canada"[colour plate], "The U.S.S. General Pike,Chauncey's Flagship"[colour plate], "H.M.S. Wolfe, Yeo's Flagship", "H.M. Armed Luggers Kingston, Quebec and Black Snake", "H.M.S. Detroit, Barclay'sFlagship"[colour plate], "H.M.S. Prince Regent, on Lake Ontario", "The U.S . Brigs Jones and Jefferson", "S.S. Frontenac"[colour plate], "S.S. Vandalia, passing through the Welland Canal", " S.S. Walk-in-the-Water", "H.M.S. Cherokee", "The Five-mast Barquentine, David Dows", "Norwegian Sloop, Skjoldmoen, of Bergen", "The Lafayette Cooke", "Brigantine Columbia" [colour plate], "The John Ericsson, Whaleback Type of Vessel", "S.S. Lemoyne, Largest Cargo Steamer on the Great Lakes", "S.S. Noronic, a present-day Great Lakes Passenger Liner". A very good copy of an attractive, well-printed volume. Copy no. 52, signed by Cuthbertson. 300.00

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If by Sea : The Forging of the American Navy -- from the Revolution to the War of 1812., DAUGHAN, George C.
40 DAUGHAN, George C. If by Sea : The Forging of the American Navy -- from the Revolution to the War of 1812.
Basic Books, New York, 2008, ISBN:9780465016075 2008 0465016073 / 9780465016075 
DAUGHAN, George C. If by Sea : The Forging of the American Navy - from the Revolution to the War of 1812. New York: Basic Books, (2008). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-x,(12) of maps,1-563, + 8 p. of b&w plates. Some maps in the text. 8vo, brown paper-covered spine with rose paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine.

"Drawing on fifteen years of research, historian George C. Daughan chronicles the embattled origins of the United States Navy. From the bloody and gunpowder-drenched battles fought by American seamen - from Bunker Hill to Tripoli to New Orleans - to the fierce rhetorical combat waged by the Founders in Congress, 'If By Sea' masterfully charts the course by which the Navy became an essential and celebrated American institution." - from the dustjacket.

1. Whaleboats and Men-of-War;
2. Launching the Continental Navy;
3. Battles in Charleston, New York, and New Jersey;
4. Saratoga and Philadelphia;
5. The French Alliance;
6. Denouement;
7. A New Republic;
8. Washington and the Federal Navy;
9. John Adams Builds a Navy;
10. The Quasi-War with France;
11. The Navy Under Jefferson;
12. Peaceful Coercion;
13. War Clouds;
14. The Navy Surprises;
15. The Navy Establishes.
With notes, bibliography, and index.

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