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Awfully Big Adventure. First Edition

By: BARTIMEUS

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1919,:

Seller ID: 62904


BARTIMEUS. An Awfully Big Adventure. London : Cassell and Company, Ltd., (1919). First Printing. Pp. 277. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A collection of short stories and novellas for young adults - some based upon actual events - dealing with the war at sea during the First World War. Contents: 1. An Awfully Big Adventure ; 2. Behind the Veil: The Story of the Q Boats ; 3. "Not in the Presence of the Enemy" ; 4. The Action betweenH. M. S. Prize and German Submarine U-93 ; 5. The Forfeit ; 6. Supper Beer ; 7. The Way They Have ; 8. The Epitaph ; 9. The English Way ; 10. ... View more info

Auriga Madness. First Edition in dustjacket

By: CALLISON, Brian

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Collins, London, 1980, ISBN:0002220695:

Seller ID: 6992


CALLISON, Brian. The Auriga Madness. London : Collins, 1980. First Printing. Pp (4),5-223,(1). 8vo [135 x 215 mm], blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Brian Richard Callison (b. July 13, 1934, Manchester, England) former Merchant Navy officer and noted author of sea fiction. His tenth book. *'The Auriga was an ordinary ship, making a quite ordinary voyage across the NorthSea from Helsinki to the Firth of Forth. The crew was quite ordinary too. Oh, Assistant Steward Baird and Seaman Grainger were on the hot-headed side; Chief Cook Holmquist did seem eccentric to some; and Seaman Guy was extrav... View more info

Dauntless. 1st UK

By: EVANS, Alan.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London , 1980, ISBN:0340253053:

Seller ID: 91900


EVANS, Alan. Dauntless. London : Hodder and Stoughton, (1980). First Printing. Pp [1]-252,(4). Map. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “Dauntless is a fitting sequel to Alan Evans's previous novels Thunder at Dawn and Ship of Force. In those excellently received first two books Commander Smth, cussed reserved, most often at odds with authority, established himself as a strangely likeable figure, in the Hornblower tradition as adventurer and dare-devil, but very much his own man. In this third escapade he is in charge of the light cruiser 'Dauntless', a seaplane tender, 'Blackbird', an... View more info

Lord Hornblower. First American Edition

By: FORESTER, C.S

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, Boston , 1946,:

Seller ID: 41521


FORESTER, C.S. Lord Hornblower. Boston : Little, Brown and Co., (June) 1946. First US Edition. Pp 318. 8vo, blue cloth. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 833. Spine ends worn, spine browned, else vg. 25.00 View more info

Lord Hornblower. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket.

By: FORESTER, C.S. Hornblower

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1946,:

Seller ID: 8570


FORESTER, C.S. Lord Hornblower. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1946). First Canadian Edition. Pp (4),1-284. 8vo, blue cloth. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 833. Printed and bound in Canada, but oddly has the London imprint of Michael Joseph, Ltd on the title page below Ryerson. Small owner's sticker, else very good in slightly chipped and torn dustjacket.. 40.00 View more info

Commodore Hornblower. 1st Cdn in dj.

By: FORESTER, C.S. Hornblower

Price: $30.00

Publisher: S.J. Reginald Saunders, 1945,:

Seller ID: 74724


FORESTER, C.S. Commodore Hornblower. (Tor.) : S.J. Reginald Saunders, (May)1945. First Canadian Printing. Pp 384. 8vo, blue cloth. Spotting to spine, else vg in rubbed dj. 30.00 View more info

Lord Hornblower. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket.

By: FORESTER, C.S. Hornblower

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1946,:

Seller ID: 74743


FORESTER, C.S. Lord Hornblower. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1946). First Canadian Edition. Pp (4),1-284. 8vo, blue cloth. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 833. Printed and bound in Canada, but oddly has the London imprint of Michael Joseph, Ltd on the title page below Ryerson. Namestamp, else very good in lightly edgeworn dustjacket. 45.00 View more info

Raging of the Sea. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: GIDLEY, Charles

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch, 1984,:

Seller ID: 17569


GIDLEY, Charles. The Raging of the Sea. (L.) : Andre Deutsch, (1984). Pp 543. 8vo, blue cloth. "It is the story of Steven Jannaway, a naval officer; and simultaneously it is an x-ray picture, sometimes highly disconcerting, of the grand and glorious institution in which he serves." - from the dj. Fine in price-clipped dustjacket. 18.00 View more info

Armada : The Novel. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: GIDLEY, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1987, ISBN:0297790749:

Seller ID: 116136


GIDLEY, Charles. Armada : The Novel. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1987). First UK Printing. Pp. [i]-ix,(1),[1]-437,(1). Map. 8vo [145 x 227 mm], orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Charles Gidley Wheeler (b. August 21, 1938 - d. April 15, 2010, Krempsford, Gloucestershire, England), alsoknown as Charles Gidley, was a television screenwriter and historical nove list. He served in the Royal Navy from 1954 to 1979. "The brutal robbery and murder of two Catholic castaways in an open boat sets up Harry Pascoe forlife, but it also starts him on a downward path that turns the girl he ... View more info

Destroyer at War. 1st UK in dj.

By: GRIGGS, G.P., Lieutenant TURNER, C.E.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1942,:

Seller ID: 77486


GRIGGS, G.P., Lieutenant. Destroyer at War. With 15 illustrations by C.E. Turner. London: Hutchinson, (1942). First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-128, including frontis. and illustrations. Small 8vo, tan cloth with red lettering to spine. Law 1052. "What is life like aboard a destroyer in war-time? In Destroyer at War Lieutenant Griggs has written a story, based on his own experiences, which answers the question in an original and fascinating manner. Withthe destroyer Valcarron as his chief character, and a supporting cast rang ing from the stoker in the engine-room to the captain on the bridge, he... View more info

Medusa. 1st UK in dj

By: INNES, Hammond

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Collins, 1988, ISBN:0002233762:

Seller ID: 21335


INNES, Hammond. Medusa. L.: Collins, 1988. First Edition. Pp 350. 8vo, black cloth. "H.M.S. Medusa is an obsolete frigate with an ill-assorted crew and an insecure captain. Yet it is this ship which is despatched under secretorders to be a sitting duck in one of the most vital ports of the Mediterr anean." - from the dj. Vg in price-clipped dj. 30.00 View more info

Medusa. 1st UK in dj

By: INNES, Hammond

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Collins, London, 1988, ISBN:0002233762:

Seller ID: 75368


INNES, Hammond. Medusa. L.: Collins, 1988. First Edition. Pp 350. 8vo, black cloth. "H.M.S. Medusa is an obsolete frigate with an ill-assorted crew and an insecure captain. Yet it is this ship which is despatched under secretorders to be a sitting duck in one of the most vital ports of the Mediterr anean." - from the dj. Penned name, else vg in dj. 25.00 View more info

Honour This Day. 1st Cdn in dj.

By: KENT, Alexander

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Heinemann, 1987,:

Seller ID: 9666


KENT, Alexander. Honour This Day. L. : Heinemann, (1987). First Canadian Edition (in Canadian dustjacket). Pp 287. 8vo, green cloth. Vg-fine in dj. 40.00 View more info

Only Victor. 1st Cdn in dj.

By: KENT, Alexander

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stoddart, Toronto, 1990,:

Seller ID: 16597


KENT, Alexander. The Only Victor. (Toronto): Stoddart, (1990). First Canadian Edition. Pp. (10),1-340,(2). 8vo, blue cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. "In February 1806 the frigate carrying Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho drops anchor of the shores of southern Africa. It is only four months since the resounding victory over the combined Franco-Spanish fleet at Trafalgar, and the death of England's greatest naval hero. Bolitho's instructions are to assist in hastening the campaign in Africa, where an expeditionary force is attempting to recapture Cape Town from the Dutch. [...] A ... View more info

Flag Captain. First Australian Edition in dustjacket, signed.

By: KENT, Alexander BOLITHO)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Hutchinson of Australia, Richmond, Victoria, 1971, ISBN:0091073804:

Seller ID: 73325


KENT, Alexander. The Flag Captain. A novel. (Richmond, Victoria): Hutchinson of Australia, (1971). First Australian Printing. Pp. [1]-384. Map endpapers. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. The fourth novel in the Richard Bolitho series. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 1349. "In the spring of 1797 Richard Bolitho bring the 100-gun Euryalus home to Falmouth to be flagship of the hastily formed squadron which has been chosen to make the first British re-entry to the Mediterranean for nearly a year. As flag captain, Bolitho is made to contend with the unyielding attitudes of his ... View more info

Man of War. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed. double-signed.

By: KENT, Alexander BOLITHO)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: William Heinemann, London, 2003, ISBN:0434010081:

Seller ID: 73323


KENT, Alexander. Man of War. [dj adds: The new Bolitho novel from our greatest living naval writer]. London: William Heinemann, (2003). First UK Printing. Pp. (10),1-276,(2). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Antigua, 1817, and every harbour and estuary is filled with ghostly ships, the famous and the legendary now redundant in the aftermath of war. In this uneasy peace, Adam Bolitho is fortunate to be offered the seventy-four gun Athena, and as flag captain to Vice-Admiral Sir Graham Bethune once more follows his destiny to the Caribbean. But in these haunted waters where Ri... View more info

Tradition of Victory. 1st US in dj.

By: KENT, Alexander BOLITHO)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's , New York , 1981, ISBN:0399127062:

Seller ID: 83957


KENT, Alexander. A Tradition of Victory. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1982). First American Edition. Pp [1]-296,(8). 8vo, tan cloth spine, with light maroon paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "After eight yearsof war between Britain and France there is at last a rumour of peace. But the old enemies are well aware that any settlement will be only a breathingspace in which to recover from their terrible losses. To obtain the best t erms the French muster a show of strength from Biscay to the Channel ports.At the British Admiralty there are some whose a daring opportunity to ev... View more info

Beyond the Reef. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.

By: KENT, Alexander BOLITHO)

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Heinemann, London, 1992, ISBN:0434388351:

Seller ID: 73340


KENT, Alexander. Beyond the Reef. London: Heinemann, (1992). First UK Printing. Pp. (8),1-310,(2). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "March 1808, and war spreads in Europe as Napoleon holds Portugal and threatens his old ally, Spain. The Royal navy's blockade of enemy ports continues, and a new anti-slavery bill further stretches the hard-pressed fleet's resources, as more ships are required elsewhere to suppress that profitable trade. Estranged from his wife and child, and plagued by the fear of blindness, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is ordered once more to the Cape of Go... View more info

Colours Aloft! First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: KENT, Alexander BOLITHO)

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1986, ISBN:0091644003:

Seller ID: 73332


KENT, Alexander. Colours Aloft! . London: Hutchinson, (1986). First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-286,(2). 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. "[In] September 1803, when press gangs ruled the quayside ... Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds himself the new master of Argonaute, a French flagship taken in battle. With the short-lived Peace of Amiens in ruins, he must leave behind the safety and security of Falmouth and take his place in the harder war which follows. With the exception of Nelson himself, the recently-knighted Bolitho is the youngest admiral on the Navy list, but his new... View more info

Command a King's Ship. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.

By: KENT, Alexander BOLITHO)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1973, ISBN:0091168007:

Seller ID: 73339


KENT, Alexander. Command a King's Ship . London: Hutchinson, (1973). First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-320. Illustrated endpapers. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 1344. "In March 1784, at a time when most of the fleet was laid up, His Majesty's frigate Undine weight anchor at Spithead to begin a voyage to India and far beyond. As her new captain, Richard Bolitho was glad to go, despite the nature of his orders and the immensity of the voyage -- for he was leaving an England still suffering from the aftermath of war. But he was to learn that signat... View more info