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If by Sea : The Forging of the American Navy -- from the Revolution to the War of 1812., DAUGHAN, George C.
41 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.

Contents:
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.

Initials marked to bottom edge in marker, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 18.00


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42 DAUGHAN, George C. If by Sea : The Forging of the American Navy -- from the Revolution to the War of 1812. Paperback.
Basic Books, New York, 2011, ISBN:9780465025145 
DAUGHAN, George C. If by Sea : The Forging of the American Navy - from the Revolution to the War of 1812. New York : Basic Books, (2011). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (10),[ix]-x,(12) of maps,1-536,(8). 8vo, illustrated darkcard copvers, yellow, grey and red lettering to front and spine. "When the American colonies took up arms against Great Britain, they were confrontin g the greatest sea power of the age. The American Navy was born during thiscataclysmic encounter, although the fledgling Continental fleet was too we ak to significantly contribute to the war effort. But the Navy's successes and failures during the Revolution were fundamental to its development, andthe Founding Fathers fought strenuously in the decades that followed over the opportunities and dangers of a deep-water fleet. The debate ended only when the Federal Navy proved indispensable during the War of 1812, establishing America as a major naval power." - from rear. Contents: 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. Light shelfwear, else very good. 12.00

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43 DE BELOT, R. et Andre REUSSNER REUSSNER, Andre Puissance Navale dans l'Histoire. vol.3
Éditions Maritimes et d'Outre-Mer, Paris, 1960, 
DE BELOT, R. et André REUSSNER. La Puissance Navale dans l'Histoire. Tome III : De 1914 à 1959. Paris : Éditions Maritimes et d'Outre-Mer, 1960. Pp 409. 8vo, card covers. Vol.3 only. Vg. 25.00

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44 De BELOT, Raymond FIELD, James A., trans Struggle for the Mediterranean 1939-1945. 1st US in dj
Princeton University Press, 1951, 
De BELOT, Raymond. The Struggle for the Mediterranean, 1939-1945. . Translated by James A. Field, Jr. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1951. First U.S. Edition. Pp 287. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 0280. Written by a Rear Admiral in the French Navy (ret.). A translation of La guerre aéronavale en Méditerranée, 1939-1945. 17 chapters including: 1. The Mediterranean Theater To June 25 1940; 7. The Battle of Matapan; 8. The Axis Offensive In The Eastern Med iterranean; 11. The Landings in North Africa; 12. The War at Sea during the Tunisian Campaign; 14. The Invasion of Italy; 16. The Landings in Southern France. With sources and index. Vg in dj. 65.00

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Ecole Navale.  lacking covers. , de la VARENDE, Jean BRENET, Albert.
45 de la VARENDE, Jean BRENET, Albert. Ecole Navale. lacking covers.
Amiot Dumont, 1951, 
de la VARENDE, Jean. L'Ecole Navale. Illustrations de Albert Brenet, peintre de la Marine. Paris: Amiot Dumont, (1951). Pp LXXVII, [3] folding col. plates. 4to, stiff card covers. An attractive popular history of naval education (from Charles V) and naval schools (from Louis XIII) in France to the time of publication. Illustrated with atmospheric drawings and with three folding colour plates. A publication of Les Ordres de Chevalerie. In French. Lacking pictorial covers (although the board covers beneath are present), one inch split to rear outer hinge at top, nicking to label at spine, rubbed, a few spots of soiling to covers, else vg. 100.00

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Souvenirs de la Colonne Seymour  : Les Marins en Chine..  3d ed., DE RUFFI DE PONTEVES, Jean ROUSSEAU, Henri.
46 DE RUFFI DE PONTEVES, Jean ROUSSEAU, Henri. Souvenirs de la Colonne Seymour : Les Marins en Chine.. 3d ed.
1903, 
DE RUFFI DE PONTEVES, Jean. Souvenirs de la Colonne Seymour : Les Marins enChine. Illustré de dessins d'Henri Rousseau de photographies et de croquis . Troisième Édition. Paris: Librairie Plon, 1903. Pp 330, port. frontis., plates. 8vo, orig. paper wraps bound in green cloth. Slightly rubbed, paper label at spine nicked, paper slightly yellowed, else vg. 225.00

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47 DIVINE, A.D. Navies in Exile. First American Edition
Dutton, New York, 1944, 
DIVINE, A.D. Navies in Exile. New York : Dutton, 1944. First U.S. Edition. Pp 264 + 12 p. of plates. 8vo, grey cloth. Law 1551. Poland (pp.9-64), Norway (pp.65-115), Netherlands (pp.116-167), France (pp.168-202 [includes the Surcouf, with mentions of Newfoundland and St.Pierre, p.196]), Yugoslavia (pp.203-211), Belgium (pp.212-213), Denmark (pp.214-215), and Greece (pp.216-249). With index. Very good. 40.00

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48 DIVINE, A.D. Navies in Exile. First Edition in dustjacket
John Murray, London, 1944, 
DIVINE, A.D. Navies in Exile. London : John Murray, ([May] 1944). First Edition. Pp 194 + 14 p of plates. 8vo, tan cloth. Law 1551. Poland (pp.9-64), Norway (pp.65-115), Netherlands (pp.116-167), France (pp.168-202 [includes the Surcouf, with mentions of Newfoundland and St.Pierre, p.196]), Yugoslavia (pp.203-211), Belgium (pp.212-213), Denmark (pp.214-215), and Greece (pp.216-249). With index. With an Ealing, July 1944 acquisition note. Very good in very good dustjacket. 50.00

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De la structure des vaisseaux Anglais.  disbound., DUPIN, Charles BANKS, Joseph, Sir. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.
49 DUPIN, Charles BANKS, Joseph, Sir. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. De la structure des vaisseaux Anglais. disbound.
Royal Society, 1817, 1817 
DUPIN, Charles. De la structure des vaisseaux Anglais , considérée dans sesderniers perfectionnements. Communicated by the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks: disbound from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. London : Royal Society, 1817. Pp 86-135. 4to, wraps.

Conceived as a supplement to the author's Tableau de L'Architecture Navale aux 18 et 19 Siècles, this paper reviews recent progress in British naval architecture and shipbuilding, and in particular the advances developed by Robert Seppings at Chatham.

Disbound, pages 86 and 135 in photocopied facsimile, else very good. 200.00

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50 EDWARDS, Kenneth MURRAY, Leonard) SYFRET, Neville) FRASER, Bruce) Seven Sailors. 1st UK no dj
Collins, 1945, 
EDWARDS, Kenneth, Commander. Seven Sailors. L.: Collins, (1945). Pp 255, frontis.+7 plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 0687. This book, a sequel to the author's Men of Action, is a laudatory wartime account of the careers of seven allied naval officers, including Rear Admiral Leonard Warren Murray of the RCN. "Here then are full-length studies of the careers and actions of sevenmen who have made history at sea in the present war: Ramsay, who planned t he invasion of North Africa, Sicily, and finally, as Allied Naval Commander-in-Chief of Normandy; Agnew of the famous "Force K"; Bruce Fraser, who sank the Scharnhorst and is Commander-in-Chief now of our Pacific Fleet; Murray, the story of whose career is also the history of the Canadian Navy; Sherbrooke, who won the V.C. in a daring and ever memorable action in the Arctic; Syfret, who had much to do with the operations against the Tirpitz; and Troubridge, who commanded at Oran, the Anzio beachhead, and in the invasionof the South of France." - dj. Spine sunned to brown, bookplate, gift insc ription, else vg. 25.00

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51 EDWARDS, Suzanne K. EDWARDS, Harold). Gus : From Trapper Boy to Air Marshall : Air Marshall Harold Edwards, RoyalCanadian Air Force. Signed.
General Store Publishing House, Renfrew, Ontario, 2007, ISBN:9781897113745 
EDWARDS, Suzanne K. Gus : From Trapper Boy to Air Marshall : Air Marshall Harold Edwards, Royal Canadian Air Force. (Renfrew, Ontario : General Store Publishing House, 2007). Pp [i]-vii,(1),1-235,(1). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated black card covers. Harold Edwards (1892-1952) was born in England and emigrated with his family to Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, in 1903. In World War I he served as an able seaman in the Royal Canadian Navy, became a RNAS pilot, and fought in France with 3 (Naval) Wing. After the war, he returned to Cape Breton and was accepted in the newly formed CAF, and went on to serve in World War II and become Air Marshall of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Contents: 1. The Early Years: Immigration to Canada -- growing up in Cape Breton -- educating himself while working in the coal mines; 2. The Beginning of the Great Adventure, 1915-1916: Able seaman in RCN -- acceptanceas a RNAS pilot -- training in England; 3. Fighter Pilot, 1916-1917: Fight er pilot in France with 3 (Naval) Wing -- shot down and captured; 4. Capture, Escape, Recapture, 1917-1918: Imprisonment -- attempted escapes -- successful escape -- recapture -- prison life; 5. From War to Revolution, 1919-1920: Death sentence -- six weeks' leave -- fighting the Bolsheviks in SouthRussia; 6. The Peacetime Air Force Part I, 1920-1926: Return to Cape Breto n and acceptance in the newly formed CAF -- posting to Ottawa -- posting toWinnipeg -- aerial mapping of Manitoba; 7. The Peacetime Air Force Part II , 1926-1933: Liaison officer in London -- attendance at Schneider Cup Air Race in Venice -- staff course at Royal Naval College -- return to Ottawa --effects of Depression on RCAF; 8. The Peacetime Air Force Part III, 1934-1 938: CO of RCAF Station Dartmouth -- the Moose River Mine disaster -- the Beryl Markham flight -- coronation of King George VI -- Unemployment Relief Project No. 153 -- return to Ottawa and preparation for war; 9. The Second World War Part I, 1939-1941: Royal tour -- British Commonwealth Air Training Plan -- Clayton Knight Committee -- air member for personnel -- posting to London; 10. The Second World War Part II: Canadianization; 11. The SecondWorld War Part III, 1942: Overseas and the Home Front -- wartime Ottawa -- next of kin -- visit to Chorley -- trip to Canada -- Battle of the Bloody Nonsense -- Peter the dog -- WDs at HQ -- one airman's story -- trip to Middle and Far East; 12. The Second World War Part IV, 1943-44: Investiture atBuckingham Palace -- trips to Canada in June and November -- "Highdale" th e official residence -- East Grinstead -- posting to Ottawa -- surgery and hospitalization -- retirement; 13. Retirement, 1945-1951: Ottawa -- Victoria -- letters to author -- t. Sauveur des monts -- car accident and Sir Archibald McIndoe -- visitors; 14. The Last Trip, 1951-1952: South to Arizona -- death -- back to Ottawa -- funeral parade; 15. Afterwards. With appendices: A. Halifax-Dartmouth and the Royal Canadian Air Force, 1918-1939; B. "They Toil Without Glory": In praise of ground crews (CBC broadcast 20 July 1942); C. "Unite the Fighting Forces": Article published in The Ottawa Citizen in 1946 advocating unification; D. Letter from A/M John Plant; E. RCAF Organization, Operations, and Rank Structure in 1942-1943; F. Career summary;G. Abbreviations. Very good. Signed and inscribed by the author on the tit le page. 15.00

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Naval Battles from 1744 to the Peace in 1814, Critically Reviewed and Illustrated. First Edition., EKINS, Charles, Rear Admiral
52 EKINS, Charles, Rear Admiral Naval Battles from 1744 to the Peace in 1814, Critically Reviewed and Illustrated. First Edition.
Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824, 
EKINS, Charles, Rear Admiral. Naval Battles from 1744 to the Peace in 1814,Critically Reviewed and Illustrated. London : Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1 824. First Edition.. Pp xxix,(3),[1]-425, 79 leaves plates. 4to, half calf with marbled boards. NMM Catalogue Vol. 5, Part 1, 1108. Descriptions of forty six battles from the heroic age of fighting sail illustrated with schematic diagrams and maps. To these is added much supporting material: a glossary, notes on naval tactics, comparative rank tables, etc. A very handsome compendium. Letter Dedicatory, Preface, Explanation of Sea Terms, Introduction; with two Plates; from Clerk's Tactics The Action of Matthews considered; with a Plate Anson and La Jonquiere Hawke and L'Etendiere Knowles and Reggio Admiral Byng; with a Plate; Pocock; three Actions . Boscawen and De laClue; with a Manuscript Account by an Officer present Hawke and Conflans; with a Plate Keppel; with a Plate Lord Howe and D'Estaing off Sandy Hook; with a Plate 1778 Barrington and D'Estaing; with a Plate Byron with a Plate Hyde Parker and De la Motte, Rodney and Langara; with Extracts from the Treatise of Paul Hoste, Ledyard's Naval History, &c Hyde Parker and the Count de Guichen, in March; with a plate Rodney, in April; with a Plate Rodney, in May; with a plate Arbuthnot: in May; with a plate Sir Samuel Hood Parker,Dogger Bank; with Manuscript Notes by an Officer present Graves; with two Plates Sir Samuel Hood; with a Plate Journal of the Capture of Nevis by theFrench; and of its Recovery : a Manuscript by a Gentleman on the spot 1782 128 The Action of Rodney, 9th and 12th of April; with a Plate, and further Extracts from Paul Hoste 1782 140 Sir Edward Hughes, February; with a Plat e 1782 150 Sir Edward Hughes, April; with a Plate 1782 154 Lord Howe with the combined Fleets; with a Plate 1782 156 Part II. Introduction. Of procuring Men for the Navy during the last Wars. Of the Marines The Action of EarlHowe and the Revolutionary Fleet of France ; with Plates, I to V 1794 Fren ch Account of the Battle, 1st of June Lord Hotham off Genoa;' with a Plate 1795 Lord Hotham off the Hieres ; with a Plate 1795 199 Lord Bridport off L'Orient ...!.... 1795 206 Admiral Cornwallis's Retreat; with Plates, and Manuscript Remarks upon his mode of Waring Fleets, by Officers present: also,of the Circular Sterns 1795 208 Admiral Cornwallis, when Captain of the Li on; with a Plate 1780 218 The Action of Earl St. Vincent; with a Plate ]797Lord Duncan; with a Plate , 1797 231 The Nile; with Plates 1798 237 A Manu script Letter giving some account of this Battle; French Account of the same 239 Track of the Ethalion, &c.; with a Plate 1798 246 The Action of Sir John Warren ; with a Plate 1798 249 Sir James Saumarez 1801 252 Captain Ferris's Account of the loss of the Hannibal 253 The Action of Sir James Saumarez in the Streights of Gibraltar; with Plates 1801 257 — ; Sir RobertCalder; with Plates >.. 1805 262 Trafalgar; with Plates..' 1805 266 A Manuscript Account, by an Officer present 271 An Opinion upon the use or effect of Fire-Ships, by the same'.'...... 281 The Action of Sir Richard Strachan 1806 290 Sir John Duckworth; with a Plate* ........... 1806 292 Passing and repassing the Dardanelles by Sir John'Duckworth; with a . . - Plate .................................................... 1807 295 SUPPLEMENT. Fitting for Algiers; with a Plate 1816 301 Characteristic Professional Traits of Lord Exmouth Introduction; containing Remarks upon various works on Naval Tactics,English and French 315 Mr. Clerk's supposed Case (in Plate XIV), with a Mo de proposed.... I. 321 Clerk's mode of Attack on the Rear (Plate XXI), witha Change of Wind III. 324 The Wind shifting in direct opposition V. 327 Mo des of Attack from the Windward proposed VI. 331 Fleet to Windward bearing down into Action, or Chase from the Windward VII. 333 Fleet in the Order ofSailing in Divisions in different Positions VIII. 341 On Fleets working to Windward IX. 343 Retaliation proposed X. 345 Clerk's last Case considered XI. 347 Fleet in Order for Sailing under various Changes of the Wind XII. 3S4 The same continued XIII. 356 Fleet in Order of Sailing on the Lines of Bearing, under Changes of the Wind XIV. 361 The same continued XV. 372 Fleetin Line of Battle under Changes of Wind XVII, XVIII, XIX. 375 Hostile Flee ts in Line of Battle under a Change of Wind to the opposite Quarter XX. 381Sir Edward Hughes's third and fourth Action with Monsieur Suffrein, illust rative of Changes of Wind in Battle; 1782 XIV. 381 Sir Edward Hughes's fifth and last Engagement in the East Indies; in 1783 XXI,XXII. 382 Cases on the Lines of Incidence, from Captain Hampstead's Tactics.. XXIII. 388 Conclusion 397 Supplement . 399 APPENDIX. No. P.ge. I. Circular Sterns 405 II. Of Comparative Military Rank, Title, and Reward 416 III. Description of Captain De Starck's Invention for moving a Ship in a Calm.. 424 Rubbed with wear to edges, spine ends, and front corners, two inch split to front outer hinge at bottom, one inch split at top, inner hinges rather tender, a very few spots of foxing, some offsetting, bookplate, else very good. 2,000.00

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53 ELSON, Bryan. Canada's Bastion of Empire : Halifax, Victoria and the Royal Navy, 1749-1918. First Edition in dustjacket.
Formac Publishing, Halifax, N.S., 2008, ISBN:9781459503267 1459503260 / 9781459503267 
ELSON, Bryan. Canada's Bastion of Empire : Halifax, Victoria and the Royal Navy, 1749-1918. Halifax : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2014). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-277,(3). With several dozen black and white photos and maps. 8vo, blue paper covered boards, silver lettering to front and spine.

"This book offers a fresh perspective on North American history, and the key role played by Halifax and Victoria in ensuring that Canada emerged as an independent country in the twenieth century.

Bryan Elson focuses on the bases for the all-powerful British Navy at Halifax and Victoria through the nineteenth century and the First World War. Ashe explains, Halifax gave the Royal navy the land base they needed to proj ect British power along the whole east Atlantic coast of North America. Victoria's Esquimalt did the same thing for the Pacific coast.

During the 1800s the United States grew dramatically, adding huge swaths of lands west, south, and north that had belonged to France, Spain, Mexico, and Russia -- while pushing aside native peoples. More than once the American government came into conflict with Britain over British territory in North America. There were threats of war and annexation, and American popular support for absorbing Canada was strong.

Elson shows how the British presence in Halifax, and later in Victoria, stood in the way of US designs on Canada. Americna leaders knew that the British Navy, with its bases on both coasts, had the power to cut them off from the rest of the world with a naval blockade. The American threat to Canada was effectively countered by the British presence in these two cities.

These two bastions played their most important role inthe early years of the First World War. Elson explains how in 1914 the Uni ted States stood aside while the British Empire, including Canada, took on Germany. In this situation, the British navy -- including the Canadian navy's first east-coast warship -- mounted a show of force by stopping all incoming and outgoing traffic from the port of New York. This lasted until the US finally opted into the war, on the side of Britain, in 1917.

Meanwhile, on the west coast the Esquimalt naval base was buttressed by the extraordinary action of the BC provincial government -- which at the start of the warbought two new submarines from a shipyard in Seattle for the fledgling Can adian navy." - from the dustjacket.

Chapters :
1. The Watch Is Set, 1749-1858;
2. Threat and Response, 1858-1905;
3. Rumours of War, 1906-1914;
4. Defences, Defenders, and the Coming of War, August 1914;
5. Halifax Crisis, August 1914;
6. Esquimalt Crisis, August 1914;
7. Consolidation, September to December 1914;
8. Afterwards.
Appendix : Coastal Defences.
With bibliography and index.
A brief section on the Explosion, pp.248-250, with one photo.

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Nelson's Yankee Captain : The Life of Boston Loyalist Sir Benjamin Hallowell. First Edition in dustjacket, ELSON, Bryan. HALLOWELL, Benjamin
54 ELSON, Bryan. HALLOWELL, Benjamin Nelson's Yankee Captain : The Life of Boston Loyalist Sir Benjamin Hallowell. First Edition in dustjacket
Formac Publishing, Halifax, N.S., 2008, ISBN:9780887807510 2008 0887807518 / 9780887807510 
ELSON, Bryan. Nelson's Yankee Captain : The Life of Boston Loyalist Sir Benjamin Hallowell. Halifax, : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2008). First Edition. Pp (8),[9]-416. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine.

Admiral Sir Benjamin Hallowell Carew GCB, (born Benjamin Hallowell, ca. 1 January 1761, Boston, Mass. - d. September 2, 1834, Beddington Park, Surrey).

Bryan Elson is a resident of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

“Sir Benjamin Hallowell was born in the seaport of Boston, when Massachusetts was still a colony of Great Britain, to a family that had significant land holdings in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Sir Benjamin Hallowell, one of Admiral Horatio Nelson's famous 'Band of Brothers', served a lifetime in the navy of Great Britain through the American and French Revolutions between 1775 and 1815. His drama-filled life was profoundly shaped by the currents of history, with strong connections to Canada and the United States through his Boston-bred, staunchly Loyalist family.

Bryan Elson's thoroughly researched biography illuminates Hallowell's career and his personal life during these history-shaping events. Through Hallowell's eyes, readers will witness key events in British imperial history during this dramatic period when Britain was able to gain ascendancy over its arch-rival France to 'rule the waves.'” - from the dj.

Intriduction,
Chapters :
1. Expelled;
2. The Wooden Walls;
3. The World Turned Upside Down;
4. On the Beach;
5. Promotion;
6. Courageux;
7. The Nile;
8. Surrender;
9. Taking Stock;
10. Argo;
11. Endurance;
12. Lost Friends;
13. Rear Admiral of the Blue;
14. At Anchor;
15. The Legacy.
Epilogue.
With appendix, notes, bibliography, and index.

Very good in unclipped dustjacket.
20.00

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Nelson's Yankee Captain : The Life of Boston Loyalist Sir Benjamin Hallowell. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed, ELSON, Bryan. HALLOWELL, Benjamin
55 ELSON, Bryan. HALLOWELL, Benjamin Nelson's Yankee Captain : The Life of Boston Loyalist Sir Benjamin Hallowell. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Formac Publishing, Halifax, N.S., 2008, ISBN:9780887807510 0887807518 / 9780887807510 
ELSON, Bryan. Nelson's Yankee Captain : The Life of Boston Loyalist Sir Benjamin Hallowell. Halifax, : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2008). First Edition. Pp (8),[9]-416. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine.

Admiral Sir Benjamin Hallowell Carew GCB, (born Benjamin Hallowell, ca. 1 January 1761, Boston, Mass. - d. September 2, 1834, Beddington Park, Surrey).

Bryan Elson is a resident of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

“Sir Benjamin Hallowell was born in the seaport of Boston, when Massachusetts was still a colony of Great Britain, to a family that had significant land holdings in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Sir Benjamin Hallowell, one of Admiral Horatio Nelson's famous 'Band of Brothers', served a lifetime in the navy of Great Britain through the American and French Revolutions between 1775 and 1815. His drama-filled life was profoundly shaped by the currents of history, with strong connections to Canada and the United States through his Boston-bred, staunchly Loyalist family.

Bryan Elson's thoroughly researched biography illuminates Hallowell's career and his personal life during these history-shaping events. Through Hallowell's eyes, readers will witness key events in British imperial history during this dramatic period when Britain was able to gain ascendancy over its arch-rival France to 'rule the waves.'” - from the dj.

Intriduction,
Chapters :
1. Expelled;
2. The Wooden Walls;
3. The World Turned Upside Down;
4. On the Beach;
5. Promotion;
6. Courageux;
7. The Nile;
8. Surrender;
9. Taking Stock;
10. Argo;
11. Endurance;
12. Lost Friends;
13. Rear Admiral of the Blue;
14. At Anchor;
15. The Legacy.
Epilogue.
With appendix, notes, bibliography, and index.

Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed (without inscription) by Elson. 25.00


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56 FARRERE, Claude Histoire de la Marine Francaise
Flammarion, 1934, 
FARRERE, Claude. Histoire de la Marine Francaise. (Paris): Flammarion, (1934). Pp 384. Illustrated. 4to, blue cloth, gilt illustrated front board and spine, t.e.g. A tremendously detailed and exquisitely illustrated history of French naval activities, from Phoenician and Roman activities in the Mediterranean to naval aviation during the Great War. Spine sunned, rear inner hinge cracked, else vg. From the collection of Ann Doull. 150.00

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57 FINAMORE, Daniel, TROMPARENT, Hélène MONROE, Dan L. Rendez-vous with the Sea : The Glory of the French Maritime Tradition.
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., 2002, ISBN:0883891239 
FINAMORE, Daniel, and Hélène TROMPARENT. Rendez-vous with the Sea : The Glory of the French Maritime Tradition. Salem, Mass.: Peabody Essex Museum, (2002). First Edition. Pp [i]-x,(2),1-75,(1). Illustrated. 4to, black illustrated card covers, French flaps. A catalogue to accompany an exhibition on the French Maritime Tradition. Contents : Introduction & Acknowledgements (by Dan L. Monroe). Foreword (by Contre-Amiral Georges Prud'homme). Maritime France and the Musée national de la Marine (by Daniel Finamore and Hélène Tromparent). Very good. 22.00

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Halifax : The First 250 Years.  First printing, with spine error., FINGARD, Judith. GUILDFORD, Janet. SUTHERLAND, David.
58 FINGARD, Judith. GUILDFORD, Janet. SUTHERLAND, David. Halifax : The First 250 Years. First printing, with spine error.
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 1999, ISBN:088780490x 1999 
FINGARD, Judith, Janet GUILDFORD and David SUTHERLAND. Halifax : The First 250 Years. Halifax : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (1999). First Printing. Pp. (3),4-192. Double column. Includes more than 300 illustrations, many in colour. Oblong 8vo, art-illustrated cardcovers, with French flaps.

"Three distinguished authots tell the story of Halifax, from its beginnings as a British settlement to counter the French establishment at Louisbourg, to its present-day status as one of Canada's most appealing cities.

For many years the fate of Halifax was determined by the rivalries among Britain, France, and the U.S. War meant prosperity for Halifax in 1812 and again during the U.S. Civil War. During the Victorian era Halifax enjoyed lively commerce and manufacturing and a very active social and cultural life. The early decades of the twentieth century, punctuated by economic depression, world war and the devastation of a munitionm-ship explosion in 1917, were tough for the city. It was not until the 1960s that Halifax started to prosper again, with growth fuelled by government policies and trends favouring urbanization.

This book brings together the fruits of the extensive research into every aspect of Halifax life." - from flap.

Introduction;
Chapters :
1. Frontier Settlement (1749-1774);
2. The War Years (1774-1815);
3. The Challenges of Peace (1815-1841);
4. Seaport City (1841-1871);
5. Industrial Aspirant (1871-1901);
6. Progressive Halifax (1901-1918);
7. Wrestling with Adversity (1918-1945);
8. Urban Renewal (1946-1980);
9. The New Old City (1980-1999).
With notes and index.

This is the first issue with the misprint "HALIIAX" on the spine.

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59 FRANKS, Norman L.R. Another Kind of Courage : Stories of the UK-Based Walrus Air-Sea Rescue Squadrons. 1st UK in dj.
Patrick Stephens Limited, London, 1994, ISBN:1852604417 
FRANKS, Norman L.R. Another Kind of Courage : Stories of the UK-Based Walrus Air-Sea Rescue Squadrons. London: Patrick Stephens Limited, (1994). FirstUK Printing. Pp. (4),[1]-232, including plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue clo th with gilt lettering to spine. "It was not glamorous, or beautiful, but for downed airmen adrift in the seas around the United Kingdom during the Second World War, the sight and sound of the Walrus seaplane were as preciousas the gift of life itself. As they were hoisted aboard and flown back to dry land, they knew that the 'Shagbat' and its crew had enabled them to live and fight another day. As the RAF and USAAF increasingly took the fight to the enemy, ranging far and wide over the Low Countries, France, and Germany itself, the need for an effective air-sea rescue force became paramount.[...] From 1941 to 1945, the men and machines of the UK-based Walrus ASR s quadrons rescued or helped to rescue more than 1,300 downed airmen, many ofwhom would otherwise have perished in the icy cold waters. The courage of the men who came to their rescue, often in atrocious weather and under a hail of enemy fire, and always in the race against time, were of the highest order." - from the dj. With numerous appendices. Vg-fine in clean, crisp, unclipped dj. Uncommon. 100.00

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60 FRASER, Edward NELSON, Horatio) Enemy at Trafalgar : An Account of the Battle from Eye-Witnesses’ Narratives and Letters and Despatches from the French and Spanish Fleets. First Edition
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1906, 
FRASER, Edward. The Enemy at Trafalgar : An Account of the Battle from Eye-Witnesses’ Narratives and Letters and Despatches from the French and Spanish Fleets. London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1906. First Edition. Pp (2),[iii]-xix,(1),[1]-436,(4) + frontispiece + 15 plates. Some illustrations and charts in text. 8vo, green cloth, gilt decoration on front board, gilt lettering to spine, t.e.g. Cowie 1161. French and Spanish viewpoint of battle. Chapters : 1. Why the French Fleet Went to Cadiz; 2. Coming Events Cast Their Shadows Before; 3. The Council of War and the Order to Weigh Anchor; 4. Admirals and Captains of the Combined Fleet; 5. The Night before the Battle; 6.Nelson in Sight - Monday Morning; 7. The Eagle of the Bucentaure; 8. How t he Battle Shaped Itself; 9. Villeneuve's Trafalgar Despatch; 10. Final Scenes on board the Bucentaure; 11. How the Redoubtable Fought to a Finish; 12."The Man Who Shot Nelson"; 13. Admiral Magon and His Fate; 14. How the Int repide Turned Back to Save the Admiral; 15. Others That Deserved Well of France; 16. A Master-at-Arms' Experience; 17. Jeannette of the Achille; 18. H.M.S. Implacable; 19. Gravina and Alava and Their Flagships; 20. The Santisima Trinidad at Bay; 21. How "El Gran Churrucca" Faced His Fate; 22. Captains Whom Spain Remembered with Pride; 23. The Victims of the Storm; 24. The Last Hours of the Santisima Trinidad ; 25. What They Heard and Saw at Cadiz; 26. How the News Reached England - and Napoleon; 27. Vae Victis: - The Hulks and the Tragedy of Rennes; 28. Since Trafagar. Appendices. A. Admiral Villeneuve's Memorandum; B. Admiral Villeneuve's Official Report; C. CaptainMagendie's Plans of Trafalgar. With index. A few marginal stains, occasion al light and medium foxing, Uncommon. 250.00

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