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41 ASLET, Clive Greenwich Millennium : The 2000-year Story of Greenwich : An exclusive extract for Country Life readers
Fourth Estate, London, 1999, 
ASLET, Clive. Greenwich Millennium : The 2000-year Story of Greenwich : 'Anexclusive extract for Country Life readers'. London: Fourth Estate, (1999) . Pp. [61]. Illustrated. Small 8vo, illustrated tan card covers. A slim volume outlining the historical and nautical importance of Greenwich, home of the Observatory. Vg. 15.00

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42 ASSELIN, Olivar defense navale de l'empire britannique. rebound
ASSELIN, Olivar. La défense navale de l'empire britannique. Montréal :, mai 1909. Pp 47. Sm 8vo, rebound in green pebbled cloth. Feuilles de Combat - 2ième Feuille. Library stamps, else vg. 45.00

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43 AUTEN, Harold, Lt.-Commander Q Boat Adventures. 6th pr
Herbert Jenkins, 1918, 
AUTEN, Harold, Lt.-Commander. "Q" Boat Adventures : The Exploits of the Famous Mystery Ships by a "Q" Boat Commander. (L): Herbert Jenkins, [1918]. Pp 289. 8vo, green cloth. Accounts of stealthy anti-submarine warfare in the Great War penned by one of the original six officers appointed to command Q ships in that conflict. Dampstaining to cloth, else vg. 40.00

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44 Babcock & Wilcox, Co. Water-Tube Marine Boilers. Manufactured by Babcock and Wilcox Limited. 4thed.
Babcock and Wilcox, London, 1914, 
Babcock & Wilcox, Co. Water-Tube Marine Boilers. Manufactured by Babcock and Wilcox Limited. London: Babcock and Wilcox, Ltd., (July 1914). Fourth Edition. Pp.. [1]-163,(1), including ffeps. Illustrated. Large 8vo, green cloth with bevelled edges, white decoration to front and white lettering to front and spine. Front inner hinge cracked, bump to top edge, else vg. 50.00

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45 BALLARD, Robert D ARCHBOLD, Rick. Exploring the Bismarck. pbk
Random, 1991, 
BALLARD, Robert D. Exploring the Bismarck; with Rick Archbold. Mississauga,Ont.: Random House/Madison Press Book, (1991). Pp 64. Illustrated. 4to, il l. card covers. An introduction to the brief, violent career of the Bismarck, and an account of the discovery of her wreck. For younger readers. Vg. 7.50

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46 BARKER, Ralph Children of the Benares : A War Crime and Its Victims. 1st UK in dj
Methuen, London, 1987, ISBN:0143423107 
BARKER, Ralph. Children of the Benares : A War Crime and Its Victims. (London) : Methuen, (1987). First Edition. Pp (10)[1]-172 + 8 pages of photos. 8vo, grey cloth. Law 1355. "When the passenger liner City of Benares sailed from Liverpool on Friday, 13 September 1940 she was carrying 90 evacuee children from the bombed cities of Britain, bound under a government-sponsoredscheme for a safe haven in Canada. Her sinking by U-boat four days later, without warning, in total disregard of the plight of survivors and in defiance of international law, shocked and horrified the civilised world. Of 406people on board 256 were lost - including, at a first count, 83 of the eva cuee children. "In Britain and the Commonwealth the reaction was one of righteous indignation, accompanied by an intense desire for retribution. Nor was the propaganda value neglected, a broadcast by King George VI the day a fter the news broke being clearly directed at neutral America. 'The world,'he said, 'could have no clearer proof of the wickedness against which we f ight than this foul deed'. "Suspicions subsequently arose, however, that the British authorities had quite as much to answer for as the Nazis. Parentswho, despite many misgivings, had entrusted their children to the scheme w hen invasion threatened, began to ask questions when they learned that the promised naval escort had abandoned the convoy twenty-one hours before the Benares was sunk. Allegations that crew members rushed the boats, that emergency equipment had failed, and that the whole voyage had been undertaken under the blight of racial prejudice, demanded a formal investigation. But somehow this was avoided, and the scandal was successfully hushed up. "RalphBarker, after a vivid and poignant reconstruction of the disaster, turns h is attention to what really happened behind the scenes at the Admiralty andthe Ministry of Shipping. The result is a harrowing story of human fallibi lity and human survival." - from the dj. Very good in vg, unclipped dj. 30.00

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47 BARKER, Ralph Hurricats. in dj.
Pelham, London, 1978, 
BARKER, Ralph. The Hurricats. London Pelham Books, (1978). First Edition. Pp (12),[1]-207,(5) + 12 pages of photos. 8vo, black cloth. Law 1220. An account of the expendable, catapult-launched Hurricane fighters employed by Britain in the earlier stages of the Battle of the Atlantic. Chapters: 1. TheScourge of the Atlantic; 2. Frustration and Failure; 3. Bob Everett and HM S Maplin; 4. Catapult Ships under Fire; 5. Unhappy Landings; 6. A Launchingin Mid-Ocean; 7. Winter in the North Atlantic; 8. Convoys to Russia - PQ 1 5; 9. Two in one Day - PQ 16 and QP 12; 10. Convoy HG 84 and the 36th Escort Group; 11. PQ 17 - Why the Hurricat Stayed on Its Perch; 12. Archangel and the North Cape; 13. PQ 18 - The Germans Miscalculate; 14. V for Victor: The Stolen Hurricane; 15. The Man who Couldn't Swim [Norman Taylor]; 16. Nota Whimper But a Bang. Appendices: I. Sequence of Events in Firing the Cata pult; II. Tactical Notes for Hurricane Engaging Focke-Wulf 200. With an Index. Vg in vg dj. 60.00

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48 BARKER, Ralph Ship-Busters : The Story of the R.A.F. Torpedo-Bombers. UK
Chatto & Windus, London, 1957, 
BARKER, Ralph. The Ship-Busters : The Story of the R.A.F. Torpedo-Bombers. London : Chatto & Windus, 1957. First UK Edition. Pp (4),5-272, frontispiece + 14 pp of photos. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapters include : 1. The Curtain Raiser; 2. The Rover; 3. The Million-to-one Chance; 4. Training and Pscychology; 5. The Unique Opportunity; 6. The Beaufort Attacks on the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau; 7. The Attack on Prinz Eugen; 8. Torpedoes in the Med; 9. The June Malta Convoy; 10. Taranto to Benghazi; 11. Before the August Convoy; 12. Ten Days to Alam el Halfa; 13. Rommel's Last Tanker; 14. The Strike Wings in the U.K. With Epilogue and index. Ex library, with stamps, pouch,spinenumber, etc bout otherwise a reasonbly copy. 15.00

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49 BARNETT, John. STAGG, H.W., frontis. Fighting Admirals. UK (Smith, Elder)
Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1910, 
BARNETT, John. Fighting Admirals. With portraits, and a frontispiece from apicture by H.W. Stagg. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1910. First thus printi ng. Pp. (4),v-viii,[1]-309,(3), frontispiece, + 10 leaves of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, navy blue cloth, black lettering to front board, gilt letteringto spine, top edge dyed blue. Contents: "The King of the Sea" ; Raleigh's Last Voyage; Sir Richard Hawkins: "The Complete Seaman"; Cromwell's Admiral; Prince Rupert on the Sea; Sir Christopher Myngs; Sir Cloudesley Shovel; Benbow and His Last Fight; The Boom at Derry; Three of Rodney's Fights; A Straggler from a Forgotten Fight; "That Day at Navarino"; The Speedy and the Gamo. Front flyleaf removed, small bump near head of spine, boards a bit grubby, else very good. 40.00

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50 BARTIMEUS Awfully Big Adventure. First Edition
Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1919, 
BARTIMEUS. An Awfully Big Adventure. London : Cassell and Company, Ltd., (1919). First Printing. Pp. 277. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A collection of short stories and novellas for young adults - some based upon actual events - dealing with the war at sea during the First World War. Contents: 1. An Awfully Big Adventure ; 2. Behind the Veil: The Story of the Q Boats ; 3. "Not in the Presence of the Enemy" ; 4. The Action betweenH. M. S. Prize and German Submarine U-93 ; 5. The Forfeit ; 6. Supper Beer ; 7. The Way They Have ; 8. The Epitaph ; 9. The English Way ; 10. The Par ting of the Ways ; 11. Unto the Hills. Spine spotted, white spot to front, corners bumped, cracked between pp. 22-23, 54-55, and 118-119, name to ffep, else vg. 15.00

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51 BARTIMEUS Naval Occasions. 9th UK no dj
Blackwood, 1916, 
BARTIMEUS. Naval Occasions and Some Traits of the Sailor-Man. Ninth Impression. Edinburgh/L.: William Blackwood and Sons, 1915. Pp 295,(3, ads). Sm 8vo, blue cloth. Contents : "D.S.B."; Captain's Defaulters; A Galley's Day; "Noel!"; The Argonauts; A Gunroom Smoking Circle; The Ship-Visitors; The Legion on the Wall; A Tithe of Admiralty; The Chosen Four; A Committee of Supply; That Which Remained; The Tizzy-Snatcher; "C/O G.P.O."; The "Look-See"; "Watch There, Watch!"; "Farewell and Adieu!"; The Seventh Day; The Parricide; The Night-Watches; A One-Gun Salute; Concerning the Sailor-Man; The Greater Love; "A Picturesque Ceremony"; Why the Gunner Went Ashore. Spine browned, name, else vg. 18.00

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52 BARTIMEUS Tall Ship on Other Naval Occasions. as is.
Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1918, 
BARTIMEUS. A Tall Ship on Other Naval Occasions . London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., (1918). Later printing. Pp. [1]-191,(1). 8vo, decorated blue cloth with dark blue lettering to front and spine. Inner hinges cracked (and tender intermittently throughout), frayed two-inch split to head of top outerhinge, boards rubbed and soiled, bottom half of final leaf (after end of t ext) crudely torn out, foxing, edge browned. As is. 10.00

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53 BARTIMEUS Tall Ship: On Other Naval Occasions
Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1916, 
BARTIMEUS. A Tall Ship : On Other Naval Occasions. London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., (1916). Seventh Printing (Apr 1916). Pp. 190. Small 8vo, illustrated light blue cloth. Contents: 1. Crab-Pots ; 2. The Drum ; 3. A Captain's Forenoon ; 4. The Seven-Bell Boat ; 5. The King's Pardon ; 6. An Off-Shore Wind ; 7. The Day ; 8. The Mummers ; 9. Crummy-Ships ; 10. The Higher Claim. Covers and spine browned, minor bumping and wear to edges, small spot to front, name, else vg. 20.00

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54 BARTIMEUS Under Sealed Orders : A Naval Adventure
Collins, London and Glasgow , 1953, 
“BARTIMEUS” Under Sealed Orders : A Naval Adventure. London and Glasgow : Collins, (1953). Pp [1]-256. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine, topedge dyed blue. A juvenile novel. Brown staining to bottom edge of cloth , foxing to fore-edge, gift inscription, else very good. 10.00

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55 BATES, H.E Cruise of the Breadwinner. 1st no dj.
Michael Joseph, 1946, 
BATES, H.E. The Cruise of the Breadwinner. London: Michael Joseph, (1946). First Printing. Pp 63. 8vo, black cloth with silver title block to spine. Ashort novel tracing the fate of the crew of a lugger in the English Channe l during World War Two, and of the downed German pilot they recover. Very good. Printed on cheap paper. 15.00

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56 BATES, H.E Cruise of the Breadwinner. in dj.
Michael Joseph, London, 1946, 
BATES, H.E. The Cruise of the Breadwinner. London: Michael Joseph, [1946?].Pp 63. 8vo, black cloth. A short novel tracing the fate of the crew of a l ugger in the English Channel during World War Two, and of the downed Germanpilot they recover. Spine roll, else vg in chipped dj. Printed on cheap pa per. 17.50

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57 BATSTONE, Stephanie. Wren's Eye View : Adventures of a Visual Signaller. pbk.
Parapress Limited, Tunbridge Wells, 2001, ISBN:1898594708 
BATSTONE, Stephanie. Wren's Eye View : Adventures of a Visual Signaller. Line illustrations by the author. Tunbridge Wells : Parapress Limited, (October 2001). Second Printing of Second Edition. Pp (8),[1]-192,(6),+ 8 pp plates. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. “Oban, Scotland, World War II. A signal station overlooked the Firth of Lorne. Every passing ship, from the Morag Jane to the Duke of York, was challenged and identified. Stephanie volunteered for signalling to "free a man for the fleet." Like all the trainee Wrens at HMS Cabbala, she hoped for a posting to Portsmouth. But the Navy sent her to the Highlands, and a life of incredible harshness. For the Wrens at Ganavan station with their 'blue chapped hands and our socks stuck to our toes with broken chilblains', life was a constant struggle for dry clothes, sleep, warmth, food and the forbidden pastime of Getting On a Boat. Yet Stephanie loved her vocation. She was complete mistress of the Aldis lamp, and the codes which gave her power over the Navy - if she said to a ship 'Turn to starboard', it obeyed. She could converse with sailors at such speedno officer could intercept her. In this way she picked up Jack from Ohio. With he terrible abruptness of the times, he sailed for D-Day and was gone.Then, over fifty years later, a message came from America..." - from the b ack cover. Very good. 20.00

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58 Battle of the Atlantic RODGER, Nicholas DAVIES, David Battle of the Atlantic : An anthology of personal memories from those involved with the Battle of the Atlantic
Picton Press, Wirral, Merseyside , 1993, ISBN:1873245041 
(Battle of the Atlantic). Battle of the Atlantic : An anthology of personalmemories from those involved with the Battle of the Atlantic. (Wirral, Mer seyside : Picton Press – Liverpool, 1993). First Edition. Pp [i]-xii,1-113,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated pale green card covers. Very good. 20.00

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59 BAWLF, Samuel. DRAKE, Francis, Sir) Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, 1577-1580. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket.
Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, 2003, ISBN:1550549774 
BAWLF, Samuel. The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, 1577-1580. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, (2003). First Canadian Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xii,(4 ),[1]-400. Illustrated. 8vo, black paper covered boards with gilt letteringto spine. "On September 26, 1580, Francis Drake saild his ship, the Golden Hinde, into Plymouth harbor on the coast of England. He had long been give n up for lost, and rumors quickly circulated about where he had been on histhree-year voyage and about the huge haul of plunder he had brought home. Queen Elizabeth immediately imposed a veil of secrecy around Drake's travels, and his men were ordered not to say where they had been 'on pain of death'. Drake had completed one of the greatest sea voyages of all time. In a ship barely 100 feet long and with only crude navigational instruments to guide him through vast, uncharted oceans, he covered more than 40,000 miles and was the first to sail completely around the globe." - from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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60 BAXTER, Beverley CHURCHILL, Winston Men, Martyrs and Mountebanks. in dj.
Collins, 1941, 
BAXTER, Beverley. Men, Martyrs and Mountebanks : Beverley Baxter's Inner Story of Personalities and Events behind the War. Toronto: Collins Publishers, [ca. 1941]. Pp 285. 8vo, red cloth. See especially Chapter XIX, "Churchill and the Fleet". Pencilling to a few page, owner's signature, else vg in slightly chipped dj. 24.00

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