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61 GWYN, Julian. WARREN, Peter, Admiral BICHA, Karel D. Histoire Sociale / Social History, No. 8 Prize Money and Rising Expectations : Admiral Warren's Personal Fortune. Anarticle in Histoire Sociale / Social History, No. 8, Novembre / November 1 971
Université d'Ottawa / Carleton University, Ottawa, 1971, 
GWYN, Julian. “Prize Money and Rising Expectations : Admiral Warren's Personal Fortune.” An article in Histoire Sociale / Social History, No. 8, Novembre / November 1971, pp 84-101. (Ottawa) : Université d'Ottawa / Carleton University, 1971. Pp (4),[5]-133,(3). 8vo, blue and white card covers. On Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Warren (1703 - 1751), who commanded the naval forces in the attack on Louisbourg in 1745. Also, “Settling Accounts with an Old Adversary : The Decatholicization of Czech Immigrants in America” by Karel D.Bicha (pp 45-60); and more. Rubbed, tears to spine ends, spine lightly bro wned, else very good. For the whole issue 15.00

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62 HALL, Reginald, Admiral Sir). JAMES, William JAMES, William Eyes of the Navy : A Biographical Study of Admiral Sir Reginald Hall. 1st UK in dj
Methuen & Co, London, 1955, 
(HALL, Reginald, Admiral Sir). JAMES, William, Admiral Sir. The Eyes of theNavy : A Biographical Study of Admiral Sir Reginald Hall. London: Methuen & Co., (1955). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xxv,(1),1-212,(2), frontis., + 7leaves of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. "Captain W illiam Reginald Hall, R.N., became Director of Naval Intelligence in 1914. By the end of the war, his name and fame had spread all over the world. In a letter to President Wilson, Dr. Page, the American Ambassador, described him as 'the one genius the war had developed. Neither in fiction nor in fact can you find any such man to match him'." - from the dj. Name, else very good in spine-chipped, unclipped dust jacket. 30.00

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63 HALSEY, William F.). MERRILL, James M. MERRILL, James M. Sailor's Admiral : A Biography of William F. Halsey. First Edition in dustjacket
Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, 1976, ISBN:0690011636 
(HALSEY, William F.). MERRILL, James M. A Sailor's Admiral : A Biography ofWilliam F. Halsey. New York : Thomas Y. Crowell, (1976). First Printing. P p 271. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. "William F. Halsey [1882-1959] was themost famous and colorful of all World War II admirals, a legend in his own time. He was called 'the greatest fighting admiral of this or any war' by General Douglas MacArthur." - from the dj. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 40.00

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64 HALSEY, William F.). POTTER, E.B. Bull Halsey : A Biography. Second Printing in dustjacket.
Naval Institute, Annapolis, 1988, ISBN:0870211463 
(HALSEY, William F.). POTTER, E.B. Bull Halsey. A biography by E.B. Potter.Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, (1988). Second Printing. Pp. (10),x i-xiii,(3),[1]-421,(3). Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, grey cloth with blue lettering to spine. "Applauded by the public and revered by the men who served under him, Admiral William F. Halsey was one of the great American personalities of World War II. His reputation as a no-holds-barred fighter and his tough-guy expression earned him the nickname Bull, yet he was also known for showing genuine compassion towards his men. As this well-rounded biography demonstrates, he was a complex character, at once a volatile, often unpredictable tactician and a consummate leader capable of inspiring his subordinates to great feats, as wehn in late 1942 he relieved a defeatist U.S. command in the South Pacific and in thirty days reversed the course of the Pacific war." - from the dustjacket. Light wrinkling to first couple leaves, else very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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65 HARRIS, Robert Hastings, Admiral Sir From Naval Cadet to Admiral : Half-a-Century of Naval Service and Sport in Many Parts of the World
Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1913, 
HARRIS, Robert Hastings, Admiral Sir. From Naval Cadet to Admiral : Half-a-Century of Naval Service and Sport in Many Parts of the World. With Twelve Black-and-White Plates. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne : Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1912. Pp (2),[v]-x,(2),[1]-420, frontispiece portrait + 11 plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum, Vol 2. Biography 639. Admiral Sir Robert Hastings Penruddock Harris KCB, KCMG (12 October 1843 – 25August 1926) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief , Cape of Good Hope Station. Contents : Foreword. 1. Cadet Memories. 2. My First Sea-going Ship. 3. Rio as a British Naval Station. 4. Monte Video. 5.My Baptism of Steam. 6. The "Euryalus" and Prince Alfred. 7. Voyage of the "Euryalus" to South Africa and Back. 8. H.M.S. "St. George." 9. My Lieuten ant's Service. 10. Watching the Fenians. 11. Reminiscences of the "Captain." 12. My Commander's Service. 13. North America and the West Indies. 14. Promotion to Captain. 15. Sport on the China Station. 16. Port Hamilton, Bangkok, and Borneo. 17. The Training Squadron. Promotion to Flag Rank. Rear-Admiral in Mediterranean. 18. Cruise in the Levant. Departure for Crete. 19. The Cretan Troubles of 1897. 20. The Council of Admirals. 21. Relief of Kandanos. 22. Arrival of the Troops. 23. Quieter Times. Sport in Crete. 24. South African Station and Sport. 25. Some Big Game Shooting. 26. East Coast of Africa Cruise and More Sport. 27. The Lair of the Lions. 28. President Kruger's Ultimatum. 29. The Troubles of Blockade Service. 30. Our Black Time.31. General Cronje a Prisoner Afloat. 32. Withdrawal of Ships and Return o f Naval Brigades. 33. Loss of H.M.S. " Sybille." 34. Royal Naval College. 35. Retrospect . With new front endpapers, spine and margins sunned, some spotting to cloth, occasional foxing, else very good. 150.00

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66 HAWKER, Edward Navy. Letter to His Grace The Duke of Wellington, K.G., upon the Actual Crisis of the Country in respect to the State of the Navy. Not Published. (from A Flag Officer of Her Majesty's Fleet).
Printed by A. Spottiswoode, London , 1838, 
[HAWKER, Edward]. The Navy. Letter to His Grace The Duke of Wellington, K.G., upon the Actual Crisis of the Country in respect to the State of the Navy. Not Published. (from A Flag Officer of Her Majesty's Fleet). (London : Printed by A. Spottiswoode, 1838). Pp [1]-44. 8vo, stitched, rebound in modern red marbled paper with printed white paper label to front cover. Contents : [The Letter] (pp 3-37); Extract from “Le Journal des Débats,” copied into “The Times” of November 1, 1838; Russian Baltic Fleet; The Naval Force of France; List of the American Navy, 1838; English Builders. Admiral EdwardHawker (1782-1860) went to sea in 1793, was promoted to captain in 1804, a nd later was Flag-Captain to Sir Richard Goodwin Keats, Commander-in-Chief,Newfoundland. He became rear-admiral in 1837, vice-admiral in 1847 and adm iral in 1853. Contemporary penned name, else a very good rebound copy. 300.00

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67 HAYES, John F. FINLEY, Fred Dangerous Cove : A story of the early days in Newfoundland. no dj.
Copp Clark, 1957, 
HAYES, John F. The Dangerous Cove : A story of the early days in Newfoundland. Illustrated by Fred Finley, R.C.A. Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal: The Copp Clark Publishing Co. Limited, (1957). Pp (4),v,(1),1-265,(1). 8vo, red cloth. O'Dea 3252, Watters p.309, Rhodenizer p.426. "In this story, set in Newfoundland in the year 1676, [Hayes] brings to life the stirring days of piracy and the Fishing Admirals, when the first intrepid fishermen, attempting to establish permanent settlement in the fishing coves, were struggling to survive the attacks of the Devon Captains who feared that settlement would destroy their lucrative, if nefarious practices. It is a tale to stir the blood of young Canadians and to make them proud of the dauntless courage displayed by the pioneer fishermen." - from the not-present dust-jacket. Very good. Lacking dj. 15.00

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68 HENDERSON, Daniel WILKES, Charles Hidden Coasts : A Biography of Admiral Charles Wilkes. First Edition in dustjacket
William Sloane Associates,, New York, 1953, 
HENDERSON, Daniel. The Hidden Coasts : A Biography of Admiral Charles Wilkes. New York : William Sloane Associates, 1953. Pp 306. 8vo, blue cloth spine. "Wilkes was a man who truly made history. In 1838 he sailed in command of the United States Exploring Expedition on what was to become one of the greatest voyages of exploration since the days of Captain Cook. With courageand perseverance, Wilkes and his men raced British and French ships to est ablish the existence of the Antarctic Continent." - from the dj. With bibliography and index. Very good in chipped dustjacket. 45.00

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To Rule the Waves : How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World.  First American Edition in dustjacket., HERMAN, Arthur
69 HERMAN, Arthur To Rule the Waves : How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World. First American Edition in dustjacket.
HarperCollins, New York, 2004, ISBN:0060534249 2004 0060534249 / 9780060534240 
HERMAN, Arthur. To Rule the Waves : How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World. New York : HarperCollins, (2004). First American Printing. Pp. (10),xi-xix,(3),1-648. Several maps in the text. 8vo, yellow cloth spine with blue paper-covered boards, silver lettering to spine.

"To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how Britain's Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to power unprecedented in history. From its beginnings under Henry VIII and adventurers like John Hawkins and Francis Drake, the Royal Navy toppled one world economic system, built by Spain and Portugal after Christopher Columbus, and ushered in another -- the one in which we still live today.

In the sixteenth century, such men as Hawkins, Drake, and Martin Frobisher were all seekers after their own fortunes as well as servants of their nation. But at the moment of crisis in 1588, they were able to come together to thwart Philip II of Spain and his supposedly invincible Armada. In the seventeenth century, the navy became the key to victory in the English Civil War and played a leading role on the world stage in the years of the Commonwealth and Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate. The navy's dominance allowed England's trade to boom and prosper. It sustained its colonies, reshaped its politics, and drew England, Scotland, and Ireland together into a single United Kingdom.

It was this system that Napoleon had to break in order to make himself absolute master of Europe. And it was the Royal Navy, led by men like Horatio Nelson, that stopped him in his tracks and preserved the liberty of Europe and the rest of the world. That global order would survive the convulsions of the twentieth century and the downfall of the British Empire itself, as Britain passed its essential elements on to its successors, the United States and its navy.

Illuminating and engrossing, To Rule the Waves is an epic journey from the age of the Reformation to the age of computer warfare and special ops. Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea; of heroic sailors, admirals, and aviators; of violent conflict and personal tragedy; of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world." - from the dj.

Introduction;
1. Incident at San Juan de Ulloa;
2. Beginnings;
3. Unknown Limits;
4. "Incomparable Empyre";
5. The World Is Not Enough;
6. Armada: The Victory That Never Was;
7. Pirates;
8. Rock the Nations;
9. Mr. Pepys's Navy;
10. Revolution;
11. Going Global;
12. Divide and Conquer;
13. Close Encounters;
14. The Elephant and the Whale;
15. Victory at Sea;
16. Succession;
17. New World Order;
18. The Sun Never Sets;
19. Edge of Battle;
20. Armageddon — Again;
21. Into the Twilight;
Conclusion: Long Voyage Home.
With Notes and index.

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70 HORN, Bernd and Stephen J. HARRIS, (eds.) GRANATSTEIN, J.L. BERCUSON, David DALLAIRE, Romeo A., Lieutenant-General) Generalship and the Art of the Admiral : Perspectives on Canada.
Vanwell Publishing, St. Catherine's, ON, 2001, ISBN:155125056X 
HORN, Bernd and Stephen J. HARRIS, (eds.). Generalship and the Art of the Admiral : Perspectives on Canada. Edited by Bernd Horn and Stephen J. Harris. St. Catherine's, ON: Vanwell Publishing, (2001). Pp. (6),[vii]-xiii,(3),17-560. Illustrated. 8vo, light grey paper-covered boards, gilt lettering tospine. "This collection of essays by Canadian Forces officers, as well as prominent Canadian authors and scholars, expresses the unique Canadian experience and outlook in regard to the changing nature of leadership in the armed forces. Specifically, the book examines generalship from a number of perspectives such as the historical experience, the nature of higher command,recent operations, civilian-military relations, including the interface wi th the media, and the functional roles and responsiblities of generalship. " - from cover. A collection of essays by eminent Canadian military, naval,and historian minds, including: Hal Klepak, Bill McAndrew, J.L. Granatstei n, Ross Pigeau, Carol McCann, Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Bradley, Douglas L. Bland, General Maurice Baril, Lieutenant-General D.N. Kinsman, Major-General K.G. Penney, Lieutenant-General George E.C. Macdonald, Colonel H.J. Marsh, Rear-Admiral D.E. Miller, Lieutenant-General Romeo A. Dallaire, Lieutenant-General R.R. Henault, Brigadier-General J.H.P.M. Caron, Colonel Richard A. Hatton, Terry Copp, Joel Sokolsky, Desmond Morton, Larry Gordon, Colonel Ralph Coleman, Major-General Lewis W. MacKenzie, David Bercuson, General Ramsey Withers, Major-General D.L. Dempster, Vice-Admiral Gary L. Garnett, Lieutenant-General Robert Morton, Brigadier-General W. Don McNamara, Brigadier-General Ken C. Hague, and Brigadier-General Ernest B. Beno. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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71 HOUGH, Richard. Admirals in Collision. 1st ed , in dj
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1959, 
HOUGH, Richard. Admirals in Collision. London: Hamish Hamilton, (1959). First Edition. Pp 174 + [9] pp of plates. Illustrations to text. 8vo, reddish-brown cloth with pale blue lettering to spine. This is the story of the sinking of HMS Victoria by HMS Camperdown in 1893 on a calm sea during naval manoeuvres just outside of Tripoli's harbour. Why had the Victoria sunk? Whowas to blame? How does one factor in the dynamic of antagonism between the two central figures of this tragedy, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon and his second in command Rear-Admiral Albert Hastings Markham? Vg in edgeworn, pr ice-clipped dj. 45.00

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72 HOUGH, Richard. Admirals in Collision. First American Edition in dustjacket,
Viking, New York, 1959, 
HOUGH, Richard. Admirals in Collision. New York: Viking, 1959. First American Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-x,(2),[3]-182, + 8 p. of plates. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Dust jacket adds: "The incredible saga of a great naval disaster which remains, like the Marie Celeste, one of theunsolved mysteries of the sea." This is the story of the sinking of HMS Vi ctoria by HMS Camperdown in 1893 on a calm sea during naval manoeuvres justoutside of Tripoli's harbour. Why had the Victoria sunk? Who was to blame? How does one factor in the dynamic of antagonism between the two central f igures of this tragedy, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon and his second in command Rear-Admiral Albert Hastings Markham? Light specking to upper quarter of front board, else very good in rubbed, nicked, unclipped dust jacket. 22.50

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73 HOUGH, Richard. Great War at Sea 1914-1918
Oxford University Press, Oxford / New York , 1984, ISBN:0192158716 
HOUGH, Richard. The Great War at Sea 1914-1918. Oxford / New York : Oxford University Press, (1984). Second Printing. Pp [i]-xii,(6),[1]-353,(5),+ 24 pp plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The greatest naval conflict in history broke out almost seventy years ago. Richard Hough presents here a reassessment of what happened and why. It is a history as much of men as of ships: the admirals of the Grand Fleet and their Commander-in-Chief, Sir John Jellicoe; and the men at the Admiralty, among them the reformer, inspirer, and charmer, 'Jacky' Fisher, and Winston Churchill - arrogant, opinionated, but prodigiously hardworking-who between them succeeded in dragging the Royal Navy out of its serenely complacent nineteenth-century condition and preparing it for its first great campaign formore than a hundred years. Richard Hough describes the years leading up to 1914, the Kaiser's burning resentment of Britain's unchallenged supremacy at sea, and the headlong race to war, accelerated by the construction of the Dreadnought, the biggest, fastest, and most heavily gunned battleship in the world. During the course of the war there were shocks and disappointments for both sides. The Royal Navy found itself dogged by a lack of secure bases, over-rigid battle orders, uncoordinated planning, and poor signalling. Operations, from the North Sea to the South Atlantic, were carried out against a background of feuds, scheming and personality clashes at the Admiralty." - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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74 HOWARD, Edward SMITH, Sidney, Admiral) DUCKWORTH, John T. SMITH, Charles Douglass, association copy Memoirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, K.C.B., &c. First Edition. In Two Volumes
Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, London, 1839, 
(SMITH, Sidney, Admiral Sir). [HOWARD, Edward]. Memoirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, K.C.B., &c. By the author of "Rattlin the Reefer," &c. In Two Volumes. London : Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1839. First Edition. Pp (2),[iii]-vii,(1),[1]-400, + frontispiece portrait; (2),[iii]-vii,(1),[1]-411,(1),(4,ads), + frontispiece portrait. 8vo, black half leather, black boards, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers. Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum, Vol 2. Biography 1335; Perrin, (ed.) Admiralty Library : Subject Catalogue of Printed Books : Part I : Historical Section p.56. Admiral Sir Sidney Smith (1764-1840). Edward Howard, (b. 1793 - d. December 30, 1841) was a British novelist, briefly in the Royal Navy, and friend of Frederick Marryat, with whom he wrote Rattlin the Reefer. Contents : The First Volume. I. Introductory Remarks The chivalric character of Sir Sidney Smith briefly noticed Asuccinct account of his family An anecdote indicative of his future charac ter. II. Sir Sidney's first entrance into the Navy Some reflections on the early appointments of that period- His various juvenile services until he was made Post Captain. III. Sir Sidney enters the Swedish service The Battleof the Galleys The Battle ofthe 9th and 10th of June Anecdote of Captain D ennison Some reflections on British officers serving foreign powers. IV. Enters the Turkish service Fits out a man-of-war at his own risk Gets a reinforcement of seamen at Smyrna - Joins Lord Hood at Toulon Some account of the transactions at that place. V. Some account of* the situation of the British and allied forces holding Toulon The attacks of the French Misconduct of the Allies General O'Hara made prisoner Bonaparte's account of the transaction It is resolved to evacuate Toulon. VI. Sir Sidney Smith proceeds on his perilous service - Fires the arsenals The misconduct, or the treachery, of the Spaniards Explosion of the powder-ships He re-embarks safely His despatch. VII. Appointed to the Diamond - His services on the Channel station Attacks two French ships under La Hogue Destroys a French corvette Attacks a French squadron which had taken shelter in the Port of Herqui. VIII. Sir Sidney Smith's personal appearance at this time Cuts out a French lugger near Havre Is drifted with his prize up the Seine With his party is captured Speculations of the French upon his conduct. IX. Sir Sidney Smith badly treated as a prisoner of war - Removed to Paris, to the prison called the Abbaye Placed under unwarrantable restrictions Opens a communication with some ladies to aid his escape. X. Another attempt to escape made by boring The general disaffection to the Directorial Government of France The failure of the attempt to escape The urbanity of the jailer of the Temple Anecdotes concerning him. XI . The renewed rigour of Sir Sidney's confinement M. T.'s exchange effected The successful plan of escape devised Is put in execution Sir Sidney proceeds to Rouen Arrives safely in London His reception by his sovereign and his countrymen. XII. Sir Sidney appointed to the command of the Tigre Made joint Plenipotentiary to the Turkish Court Arrives at Constantinople His appointment gives umbrage to Earl St. Vincent. XIII. Preparations for the defence of Acre Mention of Captain Wright Anecdote of the King of Sweden's diamond ring The French move towards Acre Lose their battering-train. XIV. The French make great progress in their approaches The Turks aredefeated in a sortie Anecdote of Junot and Kleber The French gain the oute r tower of Acre Sir Sidney Smith's despatch to Lord Nelson. XV. Sir Sidney's second despatch Describes the progress and the termination of the siege The French retreat in disorder The conduct of Bonaparte Testimonials at hometo the distinguished services of Sir Sidney Smith. XVI. Bonaparte's assump tion of Mahometanism His victory over the Turks His flight from Egypt - Successes of the English and their Allies Kleber's proposition to evacuate Egypt The Convention of El- Arisch. XVII. The conduct of Sir Sidney Smith considered respecting his concurrence with the convention of El- Arisch Parliamentary proceedings upon it Short speech of his late Majesty William IV. XVIII. Sir Sidney Smith's personal appearance at this time His humanity to hiscrews The English government sends reinforcements to Egypt The state of th e country English land at Aboukir Bay Battle of Alexandria- Death of Sir Ralph Abercromby. XIX. Cursory sketch of the termination of the Egyptian campaign Sir Sidney feted by the Capitan Pasha Anecdote of another similar honour Bonaparte's impiety Sir Sidney returns to England with despatches Civic honours. XX. Sir Sidney Smith returned member of parliament for Rochester His speech in the House of Commons, and at the anniversary of the Naval Institution His appointment in the Antelope to the command of a squadron His services in that command. XXI. The Court of Naples violates its treaty of neutrality with the French Naples overrun by them Sir Sidney Smith proceeds toannoy them Relieves Gaeta Takes Capri His despatch. XXII. Further operatio ns for the recovery of Naples Their inutility Sir Sidney Smith receives theacknowledgments of their Sicilian Majesties Remarks on naval appointments. XXIII. The Princess of Wales's vindication against the charges affecting h er and Sir Sidney Smith. The Second Volume. I. Sir Sidney appointed to accompany Sir John Duckworth [Sir John Thomas Duckworth, 1st Baronet, GCB (b. February 9, 1748 – d. August 31, 1817) an officer of the Royal Navy, servingduring the Seven Years' War, the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary and Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and later as the Governor of Newfoundland during the War of 1812] - Instructions to Sir John - Sir Sidney Smith's Letter to the Sublime Porte. II. The Dardanelles forced—A division of the Turkish fleet destroyed bv Sir Sidney Smith—His despatch—Other official documents—His letter to Captain Dacre. III. The commencement of the negociations with the Turks—Sir Sidney's advice asked by the Commander-in-Chief - The Turks procrastinate and arm—The English resolve to return.IV. Sir John Duckworth leaves the Dardanelles — His official accounts of h is proceedings. V. Sir John Duckworth thanks the officers and seamen under his command, and particularises Sir Sidney Smith — Sir Sidney's opinion of the attempt — His poem on the occasion — Tlie opinion of the Admiralty of his merits — He returns to England. VI. The situation of Portugal as regarded England and France — The Portuguese court throw themselves under the protection of the British fleet— The Portuguese fleet join Sir Sidney Smith's squadron in the first instance, and finally sail for the Brazils with the Prince Regent — The official despatches. VII. Sir Sidney Smith superseded by Sir Charles Cotton — Much misunderstanding as to what ships should be placed under Sir Sidney's command — Official correspondence. VIII. Sir Sidney Smith arrives at Rio Janeiro— Gives a grand entertainment to the royal familyof Portugal — The speeches and proclamation. IX. Sir Sidney's interference with politics— Espouses the interests of the Spanish Princess — The memori al of the Princess of' Portugal and Brazil, and of Don Carlos, the Infante Spain — Marks of favour shown to Sir Sidney Smith. X. Sir Sidney Smith's strong advocacy of the Infanta's interests — It displeases at home — Honours conferred upon him — Is recalled and superseded — Conjectures upon this step of the British government — Sir Sidney receives the address of the British merchants — His reply. XI. Sir Sidney's popularity — He visits Liverpool — His reception — His eulogists — An account of his nautical inventions. XII. Sir Sidney Smith made a vice-admiral — Proceeds to the Mediterranean — The nature of the service described — The amusements of the fleet*-The reading-room on board the Hibernia. XIII. At the close of the war Sir Sidney visits Cagliari — Entertains the King of Sardinia — Returns to England, and strikes his flag — Receives the freedom of Plymouth — Projects an union of all orders of knighthood for the abolition of white slavery. XIV. Particularsconcerning Captain Wright — That officer taken by gunboats— Is well treate d in the first instance — The subsequent persecutions to which he was subjected. XV. A Narrative by thelate Captain Wright ; containing a Justification of his Conduct in the Vincejo against certain Calumnies in the "Moniteur," &c., and an Account of his Treatment by the French Government, subsequentto his capture, found among his papers, in his own handwriting, recently c laimed by Sir Sidney Smith, and given up by the present Government of France. XVI. Sir Sidney made a Knight Commander of the Bath— The Duke of Wellington invests him — Sir Sidney's speech on the occasion — Sir Sidney's remonstrance to Bonaparte. XVII. Sir Sidney's exertions in favour of the white slaves --Letters from the various ministers of the European powers on the subject — Also from the consuls at Tripoli — Sir Sidney made admiral — A briefsketch of his character. Appendix. Ex-libris Charles Douglass Smith (1761- 1855), the fourth Governor of Prince Edward Island (1812-1824), see the pedigree chart on Vol. II, p. 352. Some foxing to title pages and frontispieceof Vol. I, frontispiece of Vol. II supplied in facsimile printed on matchi ng paper colour (tipped in), penned name to each volume, Charles Douglass Smith's bookplate to Vol. I, newspaper clipping tipped in, else very good, clean. The 2-volume set for 750.00

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75 HOWARTH, Stephen To Shining Sea : A History of the United States Navy 1775-1991. US book club in dj
Random House, 1991, ISBN:0394576624 
HOWARTH, Stephen. To Shining Sea : A History of the United States Navy 1775-1991. N.Y.: Random House, (1991). Book Club Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-xv,(7),[5]-620,(2) + 32 pp of plates. 8vo, red cloth spine, blue boards. "To ShiningSea is a landmark work of naval history - the most comprehensive and autho ritative narrative account of American sea power written in recent times. [...] We follow the the first engagements of the tiny Continental Navy; we fight the Barbary pirates; we sail to uncharted areas of the globe; we witness the watershed clash of the Monitor and the Merrimack; we follow, from blueprint to battleship, the development of the U.S. Navy's first modern capital ships and submarines; and we come to appreciate the service's role in the ascendancy of the United States to a global power. Howarth brings us vividly up to date with the painful but ultimately fruitful post-Vietnam reassessment of the Navy's organization and capabilities, and the service's deployment at the onset of the Persian Gulf conflict. Fascinating vignettes of individuals, events, and life afloat in peace and war are drawn from numerous contemporary sources such as logs and journals. Here are campaigns and battles; strategy and tactics; naval design and technology; and visionary admirals and heroic sailors. Through their actions and personalities, plans and politics, they shaped and expanded the world - and transformed a coastalfleet into today's most powerful navy." from the dj. Vg in torn dj. 24.00

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76 HOWARTH, Stephen To Shining Sea : A History of the United States Navy 1775-1991. US in dj
Random House, 1991, ISBN:0394576624 
HOWARTH, Stephen. To Shining Sea : A History of the United States Navy 1775-1991. N.Y.: Random House, (1991). Pp (8),[ix]-xv,(7),[5]-620,(2) + 32 pp of plates. 8vo, red cloth spine, blue boards. "To Shining Sea is a landmark work of naval history - the most comprehensive and authoritative narrative account of American sea power written in recent times. [...] We follow the the first engagements of the tiny Continental Navy; we fight the Barbary pirates; we sail to uncharted areas of the globe; we witness the watershed clash of the Monitor and the Merrimack; we follow, from blueprint to battleship, the development of the U.S. Navy's first modern capital ships and submarines; and we come to appreciate the service's role in the ascendancy of the United States to a global power. Howarth brings us vividly up to date with the painful but ultimately fruitful post-Vietnam reassessment of the Navy's organization and capabilities, and the service's deployment at the onsetof the Persian Gulf conflict. Fascinating vignettes of individuals, events , and life afloat in peace and war are drawn from numerous contemporary sources such as logs and journals. Here are campaigns and battles; strategy and tactics; naval design and technology; and visionary admirals and heroic sailors. Through their actions and personalities, plans and politics, they shaped and expanded the world - and transformed a coastal fleet into today'smost powerful navy." from the dj. Vg in dj. 20.00

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Carrier Wars : Naval Aviation from World War II to the Persian Gulf. First Edition in dustjacket, HOYT, Edwin P.
77 HOYT, Edwin P. Carrier Wars : Naval Aviation from World War II to the Persian Gulf. First Edition in dustjacket
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1989, 1989 0070306257 / 9780070306257 
HOYT, Edwin P. Carrier Wars : Naval Aviation from World War II to the Persian Gulf. New York : McGraw-Hill, (1989). First Printing. Pp (4),v-x,1-274,(4) + 16 pages of b&w photos. 8vo, blue cloth spine with grey paper-covered boards, metallic red lettering to spine.
Edwin Palmer Hoyt (b. August 5, 1923, Portland, Oregon - d. July 29, 2005, Tokyo, Japan) military and naval historian.

"Here is the story of the dramatic role played by aircraft carriers in historic battles and maneuvers from the start of World War II to current encounters in the Persian Gulf. Spanning fifty years, this colorful chronicle is drawn from a wealth of previously untapped sources including accounts from American, European, and Japanese archives. Fast-paced battle stories - recreating behind-the-scenes actions as well as gripping combat sequences - are highlighted by sharp eyewitness accounts.

Noted military historian Edwin P. Hoyt describes the naval preparations that set the stage for World War II; how Japan's early lead in carrier strategy was undermined as early as Pearl Harbor, subsequently at Midway, and finally by inferior pilot training and manufacturing capacity; how the undervalued escort carrier sealed the fate of the German U-boat; how the powerful American fleet was nearly undone by the desperately heroic kamikazes; and how carrier warfare nas evolved in recent decades, contributing to engagements in Korea, Indochina, the Falklands, and the Middle East.

Here, brought vividly to life, are the triumphs and tragedies of important battles, the strategies of admirals both great and weak, the politics that so often charted battle plans, and the valiant efforts of sailors and pilots aboard these historic vessels. Once again, Edwin Hoyt achieves a vital and perceptive work of popular history." - from the dust jacket.

Chapters include:
1. Opening Guns;
2. Carriers at Risk;
3. The Sinking of the Ark Royal;
4. Admiral Yamamoto's Strike;
5. The Lonely Ship [the USS Langley, a collier coverted to a carrier in 1918];
6. The Japanese Score Once More;
7. The Japanese Tide Slackens;
8. Midway;
9. Attrition;
10. South Pacific;
11. The Modern U.S. Carrier;
12. The Marianas Turkey Shoot;
13. The Air Battle of the Philippines;
14. The Battle of Formosa;
15. The Battle of Surigao Strait;
16. The Battle of San Bernardino Strait;
17. The End of the Japanese Fleet;
18. New Carrier Strategy;
19.The Korean War;
20. Old World vs. New World;
21. Vietnam and Recent Brush Fires.
With notes, bibliography, and index.

Very good in rubbed and price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00


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78 HUIE, William Bradford Case Against the Admirals. 1st US no dj
Dutton, 1946, 
HUIE, William Bradford. The Case Against the Admirals : Why We Must Have A Unified Command. N.Y.: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1946. First Edition. Pp 216. 8vo,blue cloth. Rubbed, spine ends worn, minor waterstaining to top edge and g utters, else vg. 20.00

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79 JACKSON, Peter T. Commission in Chinese Waters
G. Bell and Sons, London, 1938, 
JACKSON, Peter T. Commission in Chinese Waters . Life on the Lower Deck. L.: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1938. Pp. (i)-xi,[1],1-294,[6], frontis., + 15 p.of plates. 8vo, blue cloth with black lettering to spine. The author's acc ount of his time spent in the Royal Navy as a low-ranking member on board acruiser, a perspective of which there is far less written about; showing t he lives of the "everyman" seaman that is often neglected in writings by captains and admirals. Contents: 1. Trooping, 2. We Are Off, 3. Eastward Ho!,4. East of Suez, 5. We Commission, 6. Pirates Again, 7. Stanley and Others , 8. Stripey, 9. The Chef, 10. Shanghai. Slightly cocked, rear outer hinge nearly worn through, spine ends worn, spine and edges sunned, occasional light foxing, else vg. 70.00

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British Battle Fleet , JANE, Fred T WYLIE, W.L.
80 JANE, Fred T WYLIE, W.L. British Battle Fleet
S.W. Partridge & Co., 1912, 
JANE, Fred T. The British Battle Fleet : Its Inception and Growth throughout the Centuries. With Twenty-Five Illustrations in Colour from the Original Water-Colour Drawings by W.L. Wylie. L: S.W. Partridge & Co., 1912. Pp 406, frontis., [50] leaves plates. 8vo, ribbed blue cloth, gilt to front and spine. A very nice copy of Jane's classic technical history of the Royal Navy: "This book is not intended to be a 'history' of the British Navy in the generally accepted sense of the term. For this reason small space is devoted to various strategical and tactical matters of the past which generally bulk largely in more regular 'naval histories'- of which a sufficiency already exist. ...In such histories primary interest naturally attaches to what the admirals did with the ships provided for them. Here I have sought rather to deal with how the ships came to be provided, and how they were developed from the crude warships of the past to the intricate and complicated machines of to-day; and the strictly 'history' part of the book is compressed with that idea principally in view. The 'live end' of naval construction is necessarily that which directly or indirectly concerns the ships of our own time. The warships of the past are of special interest in so far as they were steps to the warships of to-day; but, outside that, practical interest seems confined to what led to these 'steps' being what they were." -from the Preface. Rubbed with slight wear to extremities, eps discoloured, top edge a bit dusty, owner's signature, else vg. 300.00

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