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81 JELLICOE, John). PATTERSON, A. Temple., (ed.) Navy Records Society Vol.108,111 PATTERSON, A. Temple., (ed.) Jellicoe Papers Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe of Scapa., 2 vols.
Navy Records Society, 1966, 
(JELLICOE, Admiral Sir John Rushworth). PATTERSON, A. Temple, (ed.). The Jellicoe Papers Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe of Scapa. In Two Volumes. L.: Navy RecordsSociety, 1966/1968. Pp 315, port frontis.+ 5 charts; 490, port frontis. 8v o, navy cloth spine, white cloth boards, gilt to front and spine. Publications of the Navy Records Society Vols. 108 and 111. Vol. I. 1893-1916; Vol. 2 1916-1935. With indices. Vg. 100.00

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82 JELLICOE, John, Admiral). ALTHAM, E., Captain ALTHAM, E., Captain Jellicoe. 1st UK, no dj
Blackie & Son, 1938, 
(JELLICOE, John , Admiral). ALTHAM, E., Captain. Jellicoe . L.: & Glasgow : Blackie & Son, 1938. First Edition. Pp 190, port.frontis. + 7 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapters : 1. The Subordinate Officer; 2. The Commissioned Officer; 3. The Post-Captain; 4. The Sea Commander and Lord of the Admiralty; 5. Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet; 6. The Genius of Jutland; 7. Post-Jutland; 8. First Sea Lord; 9. The Imperial Mission; 10. His Excellency; 11. Retrospect. With index. A few spots to cloth, slightly cocked, section of front end-paper clipped out, ow vg. 40.00

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83 JOHNSON, R.F., Brigadier MOUNTBATTEN, foreword Royal George. First Edition in dustjacket.
Charles Knight & Co. Ltd., London, 1971, ISBN:0853141037 
JOHNSON, R.F., Brigadier. The Royal George. With a foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma. London : Charles Knight & Co. Ltd., 1971. First Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xviii,1-201,(1) + 10 leaves of black and white plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed blue. Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum, Vol 5. Naval History 1371. "On 29 August 1782, at twenty minutes past one in the forenoon, His Majesty's Ship Royal George sank at Spithead. Eight or nine hundred lives were lost -- the precise number was never established -- and Richard Kempenfelt, 'the brains of the Navy', went down with his flagship. This was the tragic end of a ship which had already found a place for herself in naval history. Most of her active life was spent in service as arduous as any in the annals of the Fleet. Boscawen, Anson and Hawke were among the seven admirals whose flag she wore. And in a victory unique in naval legend she had her finest hour -- Quiberon bay, a battle fought in the dark among the jagged rocks of a lee shore and in the height of araging tempest. The author recounts the exploits of the ship and the men w ho served in her up to the fateful afternoon when, in a flat calm and riding at anchor a mile and a half off Southsea, she sank in a period of 15 minutes. What sets the disaster on a plane above the grim record of naval calamities is that of 300 women and 60 children among the visitors on board the ship, only one woman and one child are known to have survived. Before the others could realise their peril they were trapped between decks and drowned. What was the cause of this disaster? There have been many inaccurate accounts and misleading explanations of the event, and some, adopted even by naval historians of repute, are shown by the author to be unfounded and fallacious. Until now, however, nobody has managed to pick out, from the intricate coil of circumstances surrounding the catastrophe, the true reason why the Royal George capsized. The story of the loss is told vividly, with reference to the contemporary accounts, and the author's novel explanation is supported by the evidence of a naval architect." - from the dustjacket. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 40.00

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84 JONES, Geoffrey P. Battleship Barham. First Edition in dustjacket.
William Kimber, London, 1979, ISBN:0718304160 
JONES, Geoffrey P. Battleship Barham. London: William Kimber, (1979). FirstUK Printing. Pp. (6),[7]-272. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, navy bl ue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "From her vital part in the Fifth Battle Squadron, at the Battle of Jutland, as guardship of the German Fleet at Scapa, to the Sinn Fein troubles in Ireland, to France, West Africa and the West Indies, with the Mediterranean Fleet, and to Palestine and the Spanish Civil War, Barham was always to the fore. With the Second World War less than three months old, Barham on her way back to Britain was torpedoed byU-30. At the time it was said 'that a screened ship should be torpedoed is an insult to Destroyer Command'. Back in commission heading the abortive ' Operation Menace' off Dakar with General de Gaulle and his Free French forces, Barham was again in action bombarding forts ashore and Vichy French ships. Putting in at Gibraltar, Barham became the target of Italian frogmen but she safely departed to reinforce the Mediterranean Fleet again, escortingconvoys, participating in the Battle of Matapan and the Battle for Crete w here she was bombed and had to limp to Durban for repairs Fully refitted she returned to the fray and with her sister ships was seeing out the enemy when U-331 skilfully penetrated the destroyer screen and torpedoed her. Barham blew up with very heavy loss of life -- the only British battleship eversunk at sea by a U-boat." - from the dust jacket. Contents: Part One: The War to End All Wars, 1914-1918: 1. 'A Nipping and Eager Air'; 2. Year of Jutland; 3. Becalmed. Part Two: Peace: the Years Between, 1919-September 1939: 4. Scuttled; 5. Piping Days of Peace; 6. Roaring Twenties; 7. Change of Appearance and Role; 8. Last Peacetime Commission. Part Three: Hostilities Again, September 1939-November 1941: 9. Home, to Disasters; 10. Fiasco off Dakar; 11. Mediterranean Attacks; 12. Between Crete and Cyrenaica; 13. Bord of Enquiry. With appendices listing the admirals and captains who served aboard HMS Barham. Very good in lightly spine nicked, unclipped dust jacket. 75.00

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85 JURIEN DE LA GRAVIERE, Jean Pierre Edmond LODS, Armand Les Hommes d'Aujourd'hui L'Amiral Jurien de la Gravière. Les Hommes d'Aujourd'hui, 7ième volume, no.345. Dessin de Luque.
Librairie Vanier, Paris , 1890, 
(JURIEN DE LA GRAVIERE, Jean Pierre Edmond). LODS, Armand. L'Amiral Jurien de la Gravière. Les Hommes d'Aujourd'hui, 7ième volume, no. 345. Dessin de Luque. Paris : Librairie Vanier, n.d. [ca 1890]. Pp (4) including covers. Front cover colour caricature of the Admiral. 4to, single folded sheet. Les Hommes d'Aujourd'hui is a literary and satirical journal founded by writer and journalist Félicien Champsaur and artist André Gill in 1878. Jean Pierre Edmond Jurien de La Gravière (1812-1892) was a French admiral. He enteredthe navy in 1828, was made a commander in 1841, and captain in 1850. Durin g the Crimean War he commanded a ship in the Black Sea. He was promoted to be rear-admiral on 1 December 1855, and appointed to the command of a squadron in the Adriatic in 1859, when he absolutely sealed the Austrian ports with a close blockade. In October 1861 he was appointed to command the squadron in the Gulf of Mexico, and two months later the expedition against Mexico. On 15 January 1862 he was promoted to be vice-admiral. During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 he had command of the French Mediterranean fleet, and in 1871 he was appointed director of charts. As having commanded in chiefbefore the enemy, the age-limit was waived in his favor, and he was contin ued on the active list. Jurien died on 4 March 1892. Text in French. Edges chipped with loss of a few letters to top of title page, fragile, else good. As is. 20.00

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86 KENNEDY, William Robert, Admiral. Letters) 11 Autograph Letters Signed. (c. 1860s - 1880s) , written while Kennedy was a young officer serving mostly on the North American Station
1860, 
KENNEDY, William Robert, Admiral. Collection of 11 Autograph Letters, written while Kennedy was a young officer serving mostly on the North American Station. All are addressed to his mother; these written while Kennedy's postings were H.M.S. Hero & Trafalgar. Most of the letters were posted from Halifax, and all posted between the 1860s and 1881. Admiral Sir William RobertKennedy (1838 - 1916), who served in the Crimea and in China, wrote books about his sporting adventures, and an autobiography, Hurrah for the Life ofa Sailor. These are interesting descriptive letters, affording some glimps es into the social life of the naval officers' circle in Halifax at the time of their writing. "I am afraid it will be a difficult job to write with our band thumping away outside my cabin door, so don't think I'm out of my mind should you find a few snatches of 'Oh Susanna' or maybe a line out of the new & popular air 'God save the South'." "We arrived at Halifax this evening having bumped on a rock this afternoon in a heavy fog and much damage done." "...that Yankee scoundrel has been up to some of this pranks again at Bermuda, a frigate sails for that place tomorrow to keep him in order. I have my China medal with three clasps, it is a very handsome one..." Over 60 pp., legible and in very good condition. 900.00

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87 KENT, Alexander BOLITHO) Form Line of Battle! First American Edition in dustjacket,
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1969, 
KENT, Alexander. Form Line of Battle! A novel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1969). First American Printing. Pp. (8),[9]-320. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Smith & Weller, Sea FictionGuide 1350. "It is June of the year 1793 when Captain Richard Bolitho of t he Royal Navy arrives at Gibraltar to take command of the Hyperion, a seventy-four-gun ship of the line, and sail her in Britain's struggle against the rising might of Revolutionary France. Bolitho sails to join Lord Hood andpartake in the monarchist-inspired occupation of Toulon. But at heart Boli tho is still a frigate captain, and he is soon fretting at being tied to the fleet's apron strings and impatient with the outdated minds and methods of his admirals. His ship, too, is old and slow, her hull weed-encrusted after nearly four years' continuous commission. Beneath the Mediterranean sun,and often in sight of the enemy coast, Bolitho and his tired old ship face one conflict after another -- and when at last the ill-fated campain colla pses in failure, it is the Hyperion, outgunned and outnumbered, which takesher rightful place in the line of battle." - from the dust jacket. Very go od in rubbed, worn, price-clipped dust jacket. 20.00

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88 KEPPEL, Henry, Sir). STUART, Vivian. STUART, Vivian. BROOKE, Anthony, intro. EARL of ALBEMARLE, foreword Beloved Little Admiral : The Life and Times of Admiral of the Fleet the Hon. Sir Henry Keppel. 1st in dj.
Robert Hale, 1967, 
STUART, Vivian. The Beloved Little Admiral : The Life and Times of the Admiral of the Fleet the Hon. Sir Henry Keppel, G.C.B., O.M. 1809-1904. [With aforeword by the Earl of Albemarle, and an introduction by Anthony Brooke]. London: Robert Hale, 1967. First Edition. Pp. (4),[5]-272, + 4 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to sp ine. Contents: 1. Family and Childhood; 2. First Sea Days; 3. Promotion andWar; 4. The Borneo Pirates; 5. Defeat of the Dyaks; 6. Voyage of the Maean der; 7. The White Rajah Attacked; 8. The Crimea; 9. Return to the East; 10.Fracas Aboard Forte; 11. Commander-in-Chief; 12. Last Years. Name, else ve ry good in nicked, unclipped dust jacket. 25.00

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89 KEYES, Roger John Brownlow). HALPERN, Paul G.(ed) Navy Records Society Vol.117 Keyes Papers Vol. I 1914-1918
Navy Records Society, 1972, 
(KEYES, Roger John Brownlow). HALPERN, Paul G., (ed.). The Keyes Papers: Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge. Volume I : 1914-1918. L.: Navy Records Society, 1972. Pp 547, port frontis.+ fldg chart. 8vo, blue cloth, with gilt to front and spine. Publications of the Navy Records Society Vol. 117. Light spotting/fading to cloth, else vg. 60.00

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90 KEYES, Roger). ASPINALL-OGLANDER, Cecil Roger Keyes : Being the Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes of Zeebrugge and Dover. First Edition
Hogarth Press, London, 1951, 
(KEYES, Roger). ASPINALL-OGLANDER, Cecil. Roger Keyes : Being the Biographyof Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes of Zeebrugge and Dover, , G.C.B., K.C.V .O., C.M.G., D.S.O. London: Hogarth Press, 1951. First Edition. Pp. (10),xi-xv,(1),1-478,(2), frontispiece, + 5 leaves of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with dark blue gilt lettered title block to spine.Law 0448. "Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes was a sailor with 'the Nelson t ouch', ad his deeds stirred the hearts of his fellow-countrymen. From the day he began his career in the full-rigged frigate Raleigh, his life reads like an adventure story,. Hunting slave-traders, service in the Royal Yacht in the reign of Queen Victoria, spectacular episodes in China in 1900, forma prelude to his exploits in the First World War -- at the Battle of the B ight, in the straits of Gallipoli, and in the ever-memorable attack on Zeebrugge." - from the dj [note: dj not with this copy]. Contents: 1. The KeyesFamily; 2. Roger's Childhood; 3. Midshipman Keyes; 4. Service in the Royal Yacht; 5. South America, Devonport, and Hong Kong; 6. The Boxer Rising, 19 00; 7. Hsi-cheng Fort; 8. Relief of the Peking Legations; 9. The Devonport Destroyer Fllotilla; 10. Naval Intelligence, Rome, and Matrimony; 11. Submarines; 12. Outbreak of First World War; 13. The Narrow Seas: Winter 1914-15; 14. The Problem of the Dardanelles; 15. The Naval Attack Begins; 16. The Battle of March 18th; 17. Change of Plan; 18. The Army's Turn; 19. The Gallipoli Landings; 20. Check; 21. Keyes's Battle; 22. Keyes's Mission to London; 23. Lord Kitchener's Intervention; 24. Evacuation; 25. With the Grand Fleet after Jutland; 26. Admiralty Plans Directorate; 27. The Dover Patrol; 28. Zeebrugge: The Plan; 29. The Preparations; 30. The Battle; 31. Operations at Ostend; 32. Armistice; 33. 1919-1925; 34. Mediterranean Station; 35. The Royal Oak Affair; 36. Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth; 37. M.P. for Portsmouth North; 38. Second World War; 39. Belgian Mission; 40. Combined Operations Directorate; 41. Keyes in Parliament, 1942; 42. Australasia and the Philippines; 43. "Home is the Sailor...". Very good. 25.00

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91 KEYES, Roger). ASPINALL-OGLANDER, Cecil Roger Keyes : Being the Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes of Zeebrugge and Dover. First Edition in dustjacket
Hogarth Press, London, 1951, 
(KEYES, Roger). ASPINALL-OGLANDER, Cecil. Roger Keyes : Being the Biographyof Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes of Zeebrugge and Dover, , G.C.B., K.C.V .O., C.M.G., D.S.O. London: Hogarth Press, 1951. First Edition. Pp. (10),xi-xv,(1),1-478,(2), frontispiece, + 5 leaves of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with dark blue gilt lettered title block to spine.Law 0448. "Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes was a sailor with 'the Nelson t ouch', ad his deeds stirred the hearts of his fellow-countrymen. From the day he began his career in the full-rigged frigate Raleigh, his life reads like an adventure story,. Hunting slave-traders, service in the Royal Yacht in the reign of Queen Victoria, spectacular episodes in China in 1900, forma prelude to his exploits in the First World War -- at the Battle of the B ight, in the straits of Gallipoli, and in the ever-memorable attack on Zeebrugge." - from the dj. Contents: 1. The Keyes Family; 2. Roger's Childhood;3. Midshipman Keyes; 4. Service in the Royal Yacht; 5. South America, Devo nport, and Hong Kong; 6. The Boxer Rising, 1900; 7. Hsi-cheng Fort; 8. Relief of the Peking Legations; 9. The Devonport Destroyer Fllotilla; 10. NavalIntelligence, Rome, and Matrimony; 11. Submarines; 12. Outbreak of First W orld War; 13. The Narrow Seas: Winter 1914-15; 14. The Problem of the Dardanelles; 15. The Naval Attack Begins; 16. The Battle of March 18th; 17. Change of Plan; 18. The Army's Turn; 19. The Gallipoli Landings; 20. Check; 21.Keyes's Battle; 22. Keyes's Mission to London; 23. Lord Kitchener's Interv ention; 24. Evacuation; 25. With the Grand Fleet after Jutland; 26. Admiralty Plans Directorate; 27. The Dover Patrol; 28. Zeebrugge: The Plan; 29. The Preparations; 30. The Battle; 31. Operations at Ostend; 32. Armistice; 33. 1919-1925; 34. Mediterranean Station; 35. The Royal Oak Affair; 36. Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth; 37. M.P. for Portsmouth North; 38. Second World War; 39. Belgian Mission; 40. Combined Operations Directorate; 41. Keyes inParliament, 1942; 42. Australasia and the Philippines; 43. "Home is the Sa ilor...". Bookplate, name, else very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 35.00

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92 KINGSTON, W. H. G. Three Admirals. red cloth
Blackie and Son, London, 0, 
KINGSTON, W. H. G. The Three Admirals . L.: Blackie & Son, [n.d.]. Pp. 368,frontis. 8vo, red pressed cloth. A juvenile nautical adventure story set i n the nineteenth century. Spine lettering faded, ffep removed, else good. 20.00

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93 KITTREDGE, Tracy Barrett FISKE, B.A., Rear-Admiral Naval Lessons of the Great War : A Review of the Senate Naval Investigationof the Criticisms by Admiral Sims of the Policies and Methds of Josephus D aniels. With an Introductory Note by Rear-Admiral B.A. Fiske
Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, N.Y., 1921, 
KITTREDGE, Tracy Barrett. Naval Lessons of the Great War : A Review of the Senate Naval Investigation of the Criticisms by Admiral Sims of the Policies and Methds of Josephus Daniels. With an Introductory Note by Rear-AdmiralB.A. Fiske. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1921. Pp [i]-xi, (3),[1]-472, frontis. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front boardand spine. Contents : 1. Introduction: The State of the Navy. 2. Naval Org anization and Preparedness, 1798-1917. 3. The Navy and Mr. Daniels, 1913-1919. 4. The Daniels Medals Awards. 5. Admiral Sims' Letter on "Certain NavalLessons of the Great War." 6. The Scope of the Naval Investigation. 7. The Result of Unpreparedness and Inefficiency (Admiral Sims' Testimony, March, 1920). 8. The Delays and Blunders of 1917. 9. Camouflage and Counter-Barra ge Tactics (The Cross-Examination of Admiral Sims). 10. Paficism and Procrastination: Evidence from Within the Navy Department (The Testimony of Captains Laning, Palmer and Taussig). 11. Unpreparedness for War: Evidence from the Fleet (The Testimony of Rear-Admirals Plukett, Grant, and Mayo). 12. The Fight for Preparedness, 1913-1915 (The Testimony of Rear Admiral Fiske). 13. The Causes of Departmental Inefficiency (Admiral Fullam's Testimony). 14. Mr. Daniels' Admirals and Their Smoke Screen (The Testimony of Admirals Rodman, Wilson, Niblack, Strauss and F.F. Fletcher). 15. Corroboration of Admiral Sims by the Navy Department's Witnesses). 16. Victory in Spite of Daniels (The Testimony of Admiral Badger and Captain Pratt). 17. Responsibility and Activities of the Office of Naval Operations (The Testimony of Admirals McKean and Benson). 18. Mr. Daniels' Smoke Screen Tactics. 19. Mr. Daniels' Misrepresentations. 20. The Case for the Defence: An Analysis of Mr. Daniels Own Summary of His Evidence). 21. A Daniels Come to Judgment (The Cross-Examination of the Secretary). 22. The Failure of the Daniels Administration (Admiral Sims Summary of the Evidence). 23. Conclusion: Naval Lessons of the Great War. Wear to spine ends and crners, spine sunned, inner hinges cracked, penned name, bookplate, portion of dustjacket glued on front pastedown, else very good. 45.00

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94 KNIGHT, Frank. Sea Story : Being a Guide to Nautical Reading from Ancient Times to the Close of the Sailing Ship Era. First Edition in dustjacket.
Macmillan & Co., London, 1958, 
KNIGHT, Frank. The Sea Story : Being a Guide to Nautical Reading from Ancient Times to the Close of the Sailing Ship Era. London : Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1958. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xii,1-240 + frontispiece + 11 plates. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Toy 5576. Chapters : 1. Two Sea Stories: The Voyage of the Argonauts; The Odyssey; 2. The Ancient World: The Mediterranean Scene; 3. The Ancient World: The Ships; 4. The Ancient World: Navies, Battles and Admirals; 5. The Vikings; 6. The Northern Ships; 7. Prelude to the Renaissance; 8. The Century of Progress; 9.- 12. The Discovery of the World; 13. The Seamen's War; 14. The Seamen's Victory and Betrayal; 15. Foundations of Empire; 16. The Making of a Navy; 17. Toward's Nelson's Navy; 18. Buccaneers, Privateers, Pirates, Smugglers; 19. Round the World Again; 20. The Merchant Service; 21. The Swan Song of Sail. Appendices: 1. The Hakluyt Society and Others; 2. : On the Use of Public Libraries. WithIndex to the Text; and Index to the Bibliography. "The Sea Story is a co mpanion and guide to the reading of books about the sea, both fact and fiction. While it is intended primarily for the stay-at-home voyager, it is a most valuable worK of reference for scholars, librarians and all whose interests, whether literary or practical, are in the sea. It comprises an account of the literature of the sea from ancient times to the present day. It embraces history, travel and discovery, technical matters, adventures factualand fictional, and ranges from Greek legend to the twentieth-century novel ist. Parallel with this it gives in outline the story of the sea itself; a summary and an explanation of developments in naval architecture, rigging, seamanship and navigation, the naval and mercantile services, exploration, naval warfare, piracy, commerce, etc. Each chapter contains a comprehensivelist of books for further reading — journals and accounts, text-books, wor ks of reference, and fiction. Nearly six hundred titles are given, all of them books readily available to the average reader in the English language."(from the dj). Very good in nicked, rubbed and browned, price-clipped dust jacket. 30.00

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95 LAMBE, Charles WARNER, Oliver Admiral of the Fleet : The Life of Sir Charles Lambe. First Edition in dustjacket.
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1969, 1969 
(LAMBE, Charles). WARNER, Oliver. Admiral of the Fleet : The Life of Sir Charles Lambe. With an Introduction by Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma and a Foreword by Sir Steven Runciman. London : Sidgwick & Jackson, (1969). First Edition. Pp [i]-xiii,(1),1-224,(2),+ 16 pp plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine..

Law 0709.
Lambe (20 December 1900– 29 August 1960).

Contents :
1. Sweet Wine of Youth.
2. Maturity.
3. At the Court of Kings.
4. The War at Sea.
5. The Corridors of Power.
6. H.M.S. Illustrious.
7. Flag Officer.
8. Commander-in-Chief.
9. Second Sea Lord.
10. Return to Malta.
11. First Sea Lord.
12. The Tribute of Friends.
Chronology.

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96 LATIMER, Jon 1812 : War with America. First Edition in dustjacket
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts / London, England, 2007, ISBN:9780674025844 
LATIMER, Jon. 1812 : War with America. Cambridge, Massachusetts / London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007. First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xiv,(4),[1]-637,(1). Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, red cloth spine, tan paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spin e. "In the first complete history of the War of 1812 written from a British perspective, JonLatimer offers an authoritative and compelling account that places the con flict in its strategic context within the Napoleonic wars. The British viewed the War of 1812 as an ill-fated attempt by the young American republic to annex Canada. For British Canada, populated by many loyalists who had fled the American Revolution, this was a war for survival. The Americans aimedboth to assert their nationhood on the global stage and to expand their te rritory northward and westward. Americans would later find in this war manyiconic moments in their national story--the bombardment of Fort McHenry (t he inspiration for Francis Scott Key's "Star Spangled Banner"); the Battle of Lake Erie; the burning of Washington; the death of Tecumseh; Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans--but their war of conquest was ultimately a failure. Even the issues of neutrality and impressment that had triggered thewar were not resolved in the peace treaty. For Britain, the war was subsum ed under a long conflict to stop Napoleon and to preserve the empire. The one lasting result of the war was in Canada, where the British victory eliminated the threat of American conquest, and set Canadians on the road towardconfederation. Latimer describes events not merely through the eyes of gen erals, admirals, and politicians but through those of the soldiers, sailors, and ordinary people who were directly affected. Drawing on personal letters, diaries, and memoirs, he crafts an intimate narrative that marches the reader into the heat of battle." (from the dj). Contents : Note on Place-Names and Currency. Introduction. 1. "Canada! Canada! Canada!" 2. Soldiers, Sailors, Immigrants, and Indians. 3. Brock--Saviour of Canada. 4. Frigates and Privateers. 5. Winter on the Lakes. 6. Spring on the Frontier. 7. Raids and Blockades. 8. Tecumseh's Tragedy. 9. Crysler's Farm. 10. Drummond's Winter Offensive. 11. Atlantic and Pacific. 12. The Far Northwest. 13. The Niagara Frontier. 14. Burning the White House. 15. Baltimore and Fort Erie. 16. Plattsburgh. 17. New Orleans. 18. The Peace of Christmas Eve. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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97 LAYTON, Edwin T. PINEAU, Roger COSTELLO, John And I Was There : Pearl Harbor and Midway - Breaking the Secrets. First Edition in dustjacket
William Morrow, New York, 1985, ISBN:0688048838 
LAYTON, Edwin T., Read-Admiral, with Captain Roger PINEAU and John COSTELLO. "And I Was There" : Pearl Harbor and Midway - Breaking the Secrets. New York : William Morrow, (1985). First Printing. Pp 596, + [24] pp of plates. 8vo, white cloth spine, grey paper covered boards. "At Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked, Ed Layton knew exactly what had gone wrong as he watched the bombs and torpedoes wipe out the U.S. Pacific Fleet. But he kept those secrets to himself for forty-three years-until the government released half a million classified documents from its intelligence archives. Finally free to tell his story, the retired admiral published his revelations in this memoir in 1985 to worldwide attention. It is the first book by a top-ranking American naval officer to describe how Japan had managed to inflict such damage. Layton names those who knew about the Japanese intentions, how they acquired their knowledge, and how they misused it. He speaks with unique authority. An intelligence officer, he was responsible for keeping Admiral Nimitz informed about Japan's strategic objectives, capabilities, and intended operations. This blow-by-blow account of a war within a war describesadmirals fighting admirals while civilian officials in Washington vied for power and turf and disregarded the national interest. It tells of a secret deal between Roosevelt and Churchill that called for preemptive air raids on the Japanese homeland and how this deterrent strategy failed. It is alsothe first book to detail the background of the secret radio intelligence w ar against Japan and to break the story of how Washington repeated its blunders of Pearl Harbor and almost lost the crucial Battle of Midway. Calling the shots as he saw them, Layton writes in salty, unvarnished prose but thoroughly documents his revelations." Very good in chipped dustjacket. 20.00

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98 LAYTON, Edwin T. PINEAU, Roger COSTELLO, John And I Was There : Pearl Harbor and Midway - Breaking the Secrets. Reprint in dustjacket
Konecky & Konecky, 1985, ISBN:1568523475 
LAYTON, Edwin T., Read-Admiral, with Captain Roger PINEAU and John COSTELLO.. "And I Was There" : Pearl Harbor and Midway - Breaking the Secrets. (OldSaybrook, Conn.): Konecky & Konecky, (copyright 1985). Pp 596, + [24] pp o f plates. 8vo, white cloth. "Admiral Layton provides the first really new evidence on Pearl Harbor since the openings of the diplomatic archives fifteen years ago. This is an exhaustive piece of research. [...]" -from the dust jacket. "At Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked, Ed Layton knew exactly what had gone wrong as he watched the bombs and torpedoes wipe out the U.S. Pacific Fleet. But he kept those secrets to himself for forty-three years-until the government released half a million classified documents from its intelligence archives. Finally free to tell his story, the retired admiral published his revelations in this memoir in 1985 to worldwide attention.It is the first book by a top-ranking American naval officer to describe h ow Japan had managed to inflict such damage. Layton names those who knew about the Japanese intentions, how they acquired their knowledge, and how they misused it. He speaks with unique authority. An intelligence officer, he was responsible for keeping Admiral Nimitz informed about Japan's strategicobjectives, capabilities, and intended operations. This blow-by-blow accou nt of a war within a war describes admirals fighting admirals while civilian officials in Washington vied for power and turf and disregarded the national interest. It tells of a secret deal between Roosevelt and Churchill that called for preemptive air raids on the Japanese homeland and how this deterrent strategy failed. It is also the first book to detail the background of the secret radio intelligence war against Japan and to break the story of how Washington repeated its blunders of Pearl Harbor and almost lost the crucial Battle of Midway. Calling the shots as he saw them, Layton writes in salty, unvarnished prose but thoroughly documents his revelations." Dent to top edge rear board, else very good in rubbed and close torn (1 small closed tear to top edge of rear panel) dustjacket. 15.00

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99 Le FANU, Michael, Admiral Sir). BAKER, Richard BAKER, Richard DOULL, John M.) Dry Ginger : The Biography of Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Michael Le Fanu. First Edition in dustjacket
W.H. Allen, London , 1977, 
(Le FANU, Michael, Admiral Sir). BAKER, Richard. Dry Ginger : The biographyof Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Michael Le Fanu, GCB, DSC. London : W.H. Alle n, 1977. First Edition. Pp (8),9-254,(2), portrait frontispiece + 24 pp of plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt to spine. Law 0711. "When rum was abolished in the Royal Navy in 1970, Sir Michael Le Fanu, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff at the time was given the nickname 'Dry Ginger', and Richard Baker has adopted it as the title of his biography of the Admiral. Apart from its relevance to the rum decision, the phrase neatly sums up a man whose red hair and ready wit gained him a unique reputation among sailors. He was in fact one of the most brilliant and unorthodox naval officers of his generation. 'Lef' first made his name as Gunnery Officer of the legendary wartime cruiser HMS Aurora and as Liaison Officer to the American Admirals Halsey and Spruance in the Pacific; thereafter his career proceeded by leaps and bounds until in 1970 at the age of fifty six he was poised to become Chief of the Defence Staff. What this direct and democratic man might have achieved in the country's top defence job will never be known, for he wasfound to be suffering from leukemia and before the year was over he was de ad - mourned by many thousands of friends, some of whom packed Westminster Abbey for his Memorial Service." (from the dj). Contents : Author's Preface. 1. The Family Tree. 2. The Green Triangle Gang. 3. 'Them What's keen ..' 4. The Silver Phantom. 5. Scapa Services. 6. HMS Howe. 7. Limey Rhymes. 8. Experimental Commander. 9. The Old Super-B. 10. The Navy's Youngest Captain. 11. HMS Ganges. 12. Carrier Captain. 13. Director-General. 14. The Chinese Admiral. 15. The 'Thing' Man. 16. Commander-in-Chief (1). 17. Commander-in-Chief (2). 18. First Sea Lord. 19. Cultivate Courage. Penned name, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. With errata slip pasted blank page opposite Table of Contents. 35.00

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100 LECH, Raymond B. All the Drowned Sailors. First Edition in dustjacket
Stein and Day, New York, 1982, 
LECH, Raymond B. All the Drowned Sailors. New York : Stein and Day, (1982).First Edition. Pp 242. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth spine, light boards. "The cover-up of America's greatest wartime disaster at sea, the sinking ofthe Indianapolis with the loss of 880 lives because of the incompetence of admirals, officers, and gentlemen." - from the dj. Very good in chipped du stjacket. 30.00

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