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61 BAYNHAM, Henry From the Lower Deck : The Old Navy 1780-1840. First Edition in dustjacket
Hutchinson, London, 1969, 
BAYNHAM, Henry. From the Lower Deck : The Old Navy 1780-1840. London: Hutchinson, (1969). First Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xi,(1),[1]-200, colour frontispiece, + 12 p. of black and white plates and 1 folding plan. Illustrated. 8vo,blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "This is a record of the Royal Na vy, viewed from the lower deck, and told for the most part in the words of the men themselves. It is the fruit of a great deal of original research, and though some of the seamen whose journals are quoted are known to naval specialists, much of the material will be unfamiliar even to them. For the general reader, the writings of John Nicol, Jack Nastyface, Samuel Leech andthe rest will be new and exciting ground." - from the dj. Contents: 1. The Navy before Nelson. The Press Gang and the Mutinies of 1797; 2. John Nicol , 1774-1783 and 1794-1801. His service in King's ships in war and peace; 3.Jack Nastyface, 1805-1811. Extracts from his 'Nautical Economy or Forecast le Recollections of Events during the last war' including a description of the Battle of Trafalgar; 4. Samuel Leech, 1808-1813. Extracts from 'A Voicefrom the Main Deck' with an account of the War of 1812; 5. Charles Pembert on, 1806-1812, Robert Hay, 1802-1811 and Thomas Blackey, alias Thomas Tait,1806-1809-, 1812-1815, and 1837; 6. George Watson, 1806-1814. The Adventur es of a Greenwich Pensioner; 7. Samuel Stokes, 1806-1807 and 1809-1815. Hislife in the Merchant and Royal Navies; 8. Charles M'Pherson, 1825-1828. Ex tracts from 'Life on Board a Man-of-war' with a description of the Battle of Navarino; 9. H.M.S. Excellent. The changes in naval gunnery and the beginning of a scientific navy. With appendices and index. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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62 BAYNHAM, Henry From the Lower Deck: The Royal Navy 1780-1840. US in dj.
Barre Publishers, Barre, Mass, 1970, 
BAYNHAM, Henry. From the Lower Deck: The Royal Navy 1780-1840. Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1970. Pp (8),[ix]-xi,(1),[1]-200 + plates + 1 folding plan. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This is a vivid account of the British Royal Navy at the peak of its power, but from an entirely different viewpoint. Both a tale and a historical record, [the book] is told largely in the words of the seamen themselves. The living excitement of the men's stories is amplified by explanatory material giving the political and historical background." -from the dj. Contents : Author;s note. A Naval Chronology {1780-1840). 1. The Navy before Nelson. The Press Gang and the Mutinies of 1797. 2. John Nicol, 1774-1783 andi 1794-i8o1. His service in King'sships in war and beace. 3. Jack Nastyface, 1805-1811. Extracts from his 'N autical Economy or Forecastle Recollections of Events during the last war' including a description of the Battle of Trafalgar. 4. Samuel Leech, 1808-1813. Extracts from 'A Voice from the Main Deck' with an account of the War of1812. 5. Charles Pemberton, 1806-1812, Robert Hay, 1802-1811 and Thomas Blackey, alias Thomas Tait, 1806-1809,1812-1813, and 1837. 6. George Watson,1806-1814. The Adventures of a Greenwich Pensioner. 7. Samuel Stokes, 1806 -1807 and 1809-1815. His life in the Merchant and Royal Naples. 8. Charles M'Pberson, 1821-1828. Extracts From 'Life on Board a Man-of-war' with a description of the Battle of Navarino. 8. H.M.S. 'Excellent'. The changes in naval gunnery and the beginning of a scientific navy. Postscript. Appendix 1: Notes on illustrations. Appendix 2: The full-rigged ship. List of nautical terms. Gift inscription, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 60.00

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63 BAYNHAM, Henry Men from the Dreadnoughts. UK in dj.
Hutchinson, London, 1976, ISBN:0091213800 
BAYNHAM, Henry. Men from the Dreadnoughts. L: Hutchinson, (1976). Pp 272 + frontis., 16 pages of plates. 8vo, black cloth. Following the author's Fromthe Lower Deck and Before the Mast, this book presents a ratings' eye view of life in the Royal Navy during the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, to the end of the Great War. Name, else vg in nicked dj. 75.00

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64 BEAUFORT, Francis). FRIENDLY, Alfred FRIENDLY, Alfred Beaufort of the Admiralty : The Life of Sir Francis Beaufort 1774-1857. First American Edition in dustjacket
Random House, New York, 1977, ISBN:0394417607 
(BEAUFORT, Sir Francis). FRIENDLY, Alfred. Beaufort of the Admiralty : The Life of Sir Francis Beaufort 1774-1857. New York : Random House, (1977). First US Edition. Pp (6),[7]-362. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth spine. "To yachtsmen, the name 'Beaufort' signifies the international scale of wind forces. To cryptographers, it identifies a famous cipher. Yet these inventions only inadequately represent the tremendous accomplishments of one of the nineteenth century's most gifted and complex figures. For Admiral Sir FrancisBeaufort's greatest achievements were the revitalization of the Hydrograph ic Office and the perfecting of the Admiralty Chart, a standard for accuracy from the 1830s to the present day. Some of his own surveys, made more than 160 years ago, are still the official authority. Virtually self-educated (he left school at fourteen), Beaufort eventually became Hydrographer of the Admiralty after adventurous service in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars; he suffered nineteen wounds in capturing an enemy vessel from under the guns of a Spanish fortress, and came close to death again from a fanatic's bullet while surveying the Turkish coast. He remained head of the Hydrographic Office longer than any man before or since, building it into the finest chart-making and maritime-science center of its age, and forming alliances with such great scientists as Herschel, Airy and Babbage. (It was through Beaufort's connections with the Cambridge scientists that Darwin was selected to sail as 'savant' on the Beagle.) The great observatories at Greenwich and the Cape of Good Hope came under his administration. For eight years he presided over the Arctic Council in its searches for Sir John Franklin, lost on his last polar voyage to discover the Northwest Passage. Over a period of a quarter of a century Beaufort directed the most ambitious maritime explorations and experiments of the period. Beaufort's career was oneof struggle, of alternating episodes of triumph and despair; his was also the classic case of the evil of the "interest" system of naval promotions: for long years he was denied the advancement he deserved, until the injustice done him became notorious among his fellow officers. Portions of his 2000-odd letters and journals, never before published or even examined professionally, were written in cipher, which the author has succeeded in breaking. " - from the dj. With notes, bibliography and index. Ships in his life include Aquilon, Woolwich, Blossom, and Frederickssteen. Vg in dustjacket. 30.00

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65 BEAUFORT, Francis, Sir). FRIENDLY, Alfred FRIENDLY, Alfred Beaufort of the Admiralty : The Life of Sir Francis Beaufort 1774-1857. First British Edition in dustjacket
Hutchinson, London , 1997, ISBN:0091285003 
(BEAUFORT, Francis, Sir). FRIENDLY, Alfred. Beaufort of the Admiralty : TheLife of Sir Francis Beaufort 1774-1857. London : Hutchinson, (1977). First UK Edition. Pp 362 + [8] pp of plates to text. Illustrated with maps to pa stedown and maps and diagrams to text. 8vo, black cloth. "To yachtsmen, thename "Beaufort" signifies the international scale of wind force. To Crypto graphers, it identifies a famous cypher. [...] Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort's greatest achievements were the revitalization of the Hydrographic Officeand the perfecting the Admiralty Chart, a standard for accuracy from the 1 830s to the present day. Some of his own survey's made more than 170 years ago, are still the official authority." -from the dust jacket. Slightly cocked, some light dampstaining to upper and lower edges of boards, ow vg in lightly wrinkled, dampstained (same edges as boards) and price-clipped dj. 40.00

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66 BEELER, John Mariner's Mirror 81:3 NOLAN, John S. GRAINGER, John D. Fit for Service Abroad..
Mariner's Mirror, 1995, 
BEELER, John. "'Fit for Service Abroad': Promotion, Retirement and Royal Navy Officers, 1830-1890." An article in The Mariner's Mirror, Vol.81, No.3, August 1995, pp 300-312. Also John S. Nolan's "English Operations around Brest, 1594"; Dan G. Harris' "Henrik Gerner and the Danish 1776 'Defence Ship' Programme"; Denis Griffiths' "British Shipping and the Diesel Engine: TheEarly Years"; John D. Grainger's "The Navy in the River Plate, 1802-1808"; notes, queries, reviews, &c. Very good, for the issue. 8.50

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67 BEESLY, Patrick Room 40 : British Naval Intelligence 1914-1918. US Book Club in dustjacket.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1982, 
BEESLY, Patrick. Room 40: British Naval Intelligence 1914-1918. New York : Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, (1982). Book Club Edition. Pp 338 + 16 p. of plates. 8vo, black cloth spine, red boards. "But for the work of Room 40 there would have been no battle of Jutland; the Irish Easter Rising in 1916 might have succeeded; and the United States would not have joined the Allies in April of 1917.[...] The American edition benefits from an important revision: the author has amended his views of the sinking of the Lusitania and intimates that a British conspiracy lay behind the tragedy." - from the dj.18 chapters including: 7. Lusitania: Foul-up or Conspiracy; 8. My Name is Hall [William Reginald 'Blinker']; 10. Jutland; 15. Unrestricted U-boat Warfare. With bibliography and index. Very good in spine-stickered dustjacket.20.00

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68 BEESLY, Patrick Room 40 : British Naval Intelligence, 1914-18. First Edition in dustjacket
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1982, ISBN:0241108640 
BEESLY, Patrick. Room 40 : British Naval Intelligence, 1914-18. London : Hamish Hamilton, (1982). First Edition. Pp. (9),[x]-xi,(3),[1]-338 + 16 p. ofplates. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. "Room 40 was the unof ficial name of the British Admiralty's World War I codebreaking organisation. Its mastery of German Navy and Diplomatic codes had as profound an effect on the outcome of the First World War as Bletchley Park's penetration of Axis codes did on the Second. But for the work of Room 40, there would havebeen no Battle of Jutland, the Irish Easter Rising in 1916 might have succ eeded, and the United States would not have joined the Allies in April 1917." - from the dj. Light browning to leaves, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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69 BEESLY, Patrick. ROSKILL, Stephen (foreword). GODFREY, J.H., Admiral). Very Special Admiral: The Life of Admiral J.H. Godfrey, C.B. First Editionin dustjacket.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1980, ISBN:0241103835 
BEESLY, Patrick. A Very Special Admiral : The Life of Admiral J.H. Godfrey,C.B. With a foreword by Capt. S.W. Roskill. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1980. First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xxv,(1),[1]-345,(1), + 8 p. of black and white p lates. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Law 0815. "Appointed Directory of Naval Intelligence in 1939, his achievements rivalled those of his legendary predecessor Blinker Hall. An intellectual who acted 'ruthlessly, relentlessly and remorselessly', his insistence on the independence and integrity of Intelligence and his dislike of Wishful Thinking and Very Senior Officer Veneration incurred the displeasure of Churchill and the Chiefs of Staff and the opposition of his Army and Air Force colleagues." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Edwardian Cadet, 2. The Dardanelles, 3. Mediterannean Staff Officer, 4. The Years Between, 5. Battlecruiser, 6. Director of Naval Intelligence, 7. Winston is Back, 8. Wilfred to Sealion, 9. It Does Work, That's the Main Thing, 10. Three Views or One, 11. Dismissal,12. India's Coral Strand, 13. Very good in slightly spine-sunned, unclippe d dustjacket. 35.00

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70 BEHRMAN, Cynthia Fansler. NELSON, Horatio) Victorian Myths of the Sea. First Edition in dustjacket.
Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, 1977, ISBN:0821403516 
BEHRMAN, Cynthia Fansler. Victorian Myths of the Sea. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press,1977. First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-x,[1]-188,(2), including frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth with white lettering to spine. "Focusing on three particular clusters of myths, 'the English Self-Image', 'the English Seaman', and 'the English Navy', Behrman draws on sources of popular cultureto show what the popular attitudes of the English were and how these attit udes held together a unique Victorian perspective on the history, identity and purpose of the English people." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Part I: Myth and the Historian: 1. The Nature of Myth: Toward a Useful Definition. Part II: The Myths of the Sea: 2. The English Romance with the Sea; 3. The English Sense of History; 4. The Myths of Islandhood. Part III: The Mythsof Seamanship: 5. The English Seaman; 6. The Victorian Myths of the Armada ; 7. Heroism and the Myth of Nelson. Part IV: The Myths of the Navy: 8. TheNavy as Symbol and Defense; 9. Reshaping a Myth: The Admirals Adjust to Ch ange. Part V: Conclusion: 10. The End of the Myth. With bibliography and notes. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 20.00

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71 BELL, Douglas Elizabethan Seamen.
Lippincott, 1936, 
BELL, Douglas. Elizabethan Seamen. With Maps and Illustrations. Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott, n.d. [1936] Pp 323. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapters : 1. Venturers All; 2. The North-West Passage; 3. To the East Round Africa; 4. Westward Ho! and the Spanish Main; 5. The Circumnavigation of the World; 6. Open War; 7. Londerners at Sea; 8. The Birth of the Empire and the American Nation; 9. The Influence of the Seamen on the Life of the Realm; 10. Elizabeth : Her Men and Her Ships. Newfoundland and Labrador references in Index. Spine faded, rubbed, else very good. 35.00

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72 BENBOW, John Wooden Ships and Iron Men : Being A True Tale Of That Doughty Warrior Of The Spanish Main, Mariner, And Gentleman, Admiral John Benbow, R.N., Whose Illustrious Name Was Affixed To The Inn In Treasure Island. First Edition industjacket
Greenwich Book Publishers, New York, 1957, 
(BENBOW, Admiral John). Wooden Ships and Iron Men : Being A True Tale Of That Doughty Warrior Of The Spanish Main, Mariner, And Gentleman, Admiral John Benbow, R.N., Whose Illustrious Name Was Affixed To The Inn In Treasure Island. As Recounted by Dr. Edgar Benbow. New York : Greenwich Book Publishers, 1957. First Edition. Pp (8),9-31,(1). 8vo, grey cloth, brown lettering to spine. A brief book with the following sectons : 1. Boyhood Days; 2. Salt Provisions; 3. The First Explosive Missle; 4. The Words of an English Officer; 5. Mutiny; 6. The Court-Martial; 7. He Comes to His Death, But Not His End; 8. The Objective of the Mutiny; 9. Retrospective. Very good in slightly chipped dustjacket. 25.00

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73 BENBOW, John Wooden Ships and Iron Men : Being A True Tale Of That Doughty Warrior Of The Spanish Main, Mariner, And Gentleman, Admiral John Benbow, R.N., Whose Illustrious Name Was Affixed To The Inn In Treasure Island. First Edition industjacket
Greenwich Book Publishers, New York, 1957, 
(BENBOW, Admiral John). Wooden Ships and Iron Men : Being A True Tale Of That Doughty Warrior Of The Spanish Main, Mariner, And Gentleman, Admiral John Benbow, R.N., Whose Illustrious Name Was Affixed To The Inn In Treasure Island. As Recounted by Dr. Edgar Benbow. New York : Greenwich Book Publishers, 1957. First Edition. Pp (8),9-31,(1). 8vo, grey cloth, brown lettering to spine. A brief book with the following sectons : 1. Boyhood Days; 2. Salt Provisions; 3. The First Explosive Missle; 4. The Words of an English Officer; 5. Mutiny; 6. The Court-Martial; 7. He Comes to His Death, But Not His End; 8. The Objective of the Mutiny; 9. Retrospective. A few spots to cloth, else very good. 20.00

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74 BENDECK, Whitney T. WAVELL. A Force : The Origins of British Deception During the Second World War. First Edition in dustjacket.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2013, ISBN:9781612512334 
BENDECK, Whitney T. "A" Force : The Origins of British Deception During theSecond World War. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, (2013). Fir st Printing. Pp. (4),v-x,1-259,(3).8vo, white paper-covered spine with patterned red paper-covered boards, black lettering to spine. "In June 1940, the Italians declared war on the British in Africa. Out-numbered and unlikelyto receive sizable reinforcements of men or desperately needed supplies, i t is surprising that the British even survived. But necessity is the motherof all invention, so the British got creative. Under the leadership of Gen eral Archibald P. Wavell, the commander in chief of the Middle East, the British set out to greatly exaggerate the size of their forces, supply levels, and state of battle readiness. When their deceitful charades proved successful, Wavell turned trickery into a profession and created an entirely newagency dedicated to carrying out deception. '"A" Force' looks at how and w hy the British first employed deception in World War II. More specifically,it traces the development of the 'A' Force organization, formed in Cairo i n 1941, as the first British organization to practice both tactical and strategic deception in the field. While older studies have focused on the D day deception campaign and Britain's infamous double agents, this work explores the origins of such activities to reveal how the British became such masterful deceivers." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. The "Mighty" BritishEmpire during the Interwar Years; 2. Italy Joins the Game; 3. Clarke's Gra nd Debut: East Africa; 4. The Western Desert from January to July 1941; 5. Cruising Along during the Last Half of 1941; 6. The Great Allied Retreat: ARough Start to 1942; 7. Victory in the Desert: The Deception Blueprint Rev ealed. With conclusion, notes, bibliography, and index. Very good in crisp dustjacket. 35.00

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75 BENNETT, Geoffrey Coronel and the Falklands. First American Edition in dustjacket
Macmillan, New York, 1962, 
BENNETT, Geoffrey. Coronel and the Falklands. New York : Macmillan, 1962. First US Edition. Pp 192. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Day, The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands 246. Captain Geoffrey Martin Bennett DSC, FRHS (b June 7, 1909, London – d September 5, 1983, Ludlow, Shropshire) was a British Royal Navy officer and author. The first attempt at a comprehensive account of these crucial and much-analysed battles of the Great War. Name, else very good in worn and chipped dustjacket. 40.00

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76 BENNETT, Geoffrey Pan Grand Strategy Series Naval Battles of the First World War.
Pan Books, London, 1983, ISBN:0330238620 
BENNETT, Geoffrey. Naval Battles of the First World War. L.: Pan Books, (1983). Pp. 308, + [8] pp. of plates. Illustrated with maps to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers. Pan Grand Strategy Series. Contents: 1. Operation 'ZZ'; 2. A Curse on the Orient; 3. Lone Wolf; 4. The Long Voyage; 5. Von Spee'sTriumph; 6. Sturdee's Revenge; 7. First Blood; 8. The Long Wait; 9. Beatty versus Hipper; 10. Jellicoe Versus Scheer; 11. Scheer's Escape; 12. Who Wo n?; 13. U-boats and Q-ships; 14. Twisting the Dragon's Tail; 15. Death of aFleet. Selected Bibliography. Index. Rubbed, abrasion to rear cover, inner hinge tape-repaired, previous name, ow vg. 10.00

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Songs for Sailors.  signed. , BENNETT, W.C
77 BENNETT, W.C Songs for Sailors. signed.
Henry S. King, 1872, 
BENNETT, W.C. Songs for Sailors. L: Henry S. King, 1872. Pp 112, port. frontis. Small 8vo, blue cloth with gilt to front and spine. A book of poetry consisting largely of versification of the legends of Britain's "Sea Kings", written in the "common language" beloved of Romantic poets, and intended for the edification of Britons, young and old. Front inner hinge cracked, rubbed with slight edgewear, head and tail of spine nicked, spine discoloured, else vg. Signed by author. Scarce. 140.00

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Marines Etrangeres.  in glassine dj., BENOIST, Marc Collection "Le Monde au Travail".
78 BENOIST, Marc Collection "Le Monde au Travail". Marines Etrangeres. in glassine dj.
J. De Gigord, Paris, 1938, 
BENOIST, Marc. Les Marines Étrangères. Paris: J. De Gigord, [1938?]. Pp 179. Illustrated. 8vo, ill. card covers. An immediate pre-World War Two French-language review of the British, German, Italian, United States, Japanese, and French navies. Rubbed, nicked at top of spine, else vg in glassine dj. 65.00

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79 BENSTEAD, C. R. H.M.S. Rodney
Sellicks, Plymouth, 1931, 
BENSTEAD, C. R. H.M.S. Rodney : The Story of an Immortal Name. Plymouth : Sellicks, (1931). Pp. [10], 1-44, [2] + 7 p. of plates. Portrait. frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt front title. A small volume depicting the history of the various incarnations of the H.M.S. Rodney, from its beginnings in the early eighteenth century as a sailing battleship to its recent history as a modern warship. Spine slightly rubbed, light foxing throughout not affecting text, else very good. 50.00

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80 BENSTEAD, C. R. NORFIELD, Edgar. Steady, Boys, Steady! : A Profound Study of the Royal Navy First Edition in dustjacket
Frederick Muller, London, 1943, 
BENSTEAD, C. R. Steady, Boys, Steady!: A Profound Study of the Royal Navy. With drawings by Edgar Norfield. London : Frederick Muller, (1943). First Edition. Pp 128. Illustrated with numerous diagrams to text. Small 8vo, bluecloth. "Both author and artist are out for fun. They take an impish deligh t in looking at things in every way but the normal and what they see loses nothing by their sense of period which is certainly as timeless as the sea itself." -from the dust jacket. Rubbed, light spotting to upper board, headof spine somewhat soiled, previous owner's inscription to ffep, ow vg in p rice-clipped and chipped (upper spine panel chipped to a depth of 1 1/4 inch, and another ½ chip to top of rear panel, ½ inch wide) and torn (½ inch closed tear to fold of rear panel on lower edge.) dj. 50.00

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