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Sea Power of the State. First British Edition in dustjacket

By: GORSHKOV, S.G.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1979, ISBN:0080219446:

Seller ID: 106007


GORSHKOV, S.G. The Sea Power of the State. Oxford, New York, &c : Pergamon Press, (1979). Pp. (4),v-xiv,1-290. Tables, maps in text. 8vo, patterned blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Papadakis and Glassner, International Law of the Sea and Marine Affairs: A Bibliography : Supplement to the 1980 edition 8510. An examination of the importance of sea power in maintaining global power, by the architect of the modern Soviet navy, Sergei Gorshkov(b. February 26, 1910, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine - d. May 13, 1988, Mos cow). Contents: 1. The Oceans and the Sea Power of the State [Different Vie... View more info

Sea Story : Being a Guide to Nautical Reading from Ancient Times to the Close of the Sailing Ship Era. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: KNIGHT, Frank.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Macmillan & Co., London, 1958,:

Seller ID: 42519


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 Discove... View more info

Sea Warfare : Weapons, Tactics and Strategy. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: WILLMOTT, H.P. HILL-NORTON, Lord (Epilogue)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Antony Bird, Strettington, Chichester, 1981, ISBN:0917319025:

Seller ID: 54373


WILLMOTT, H.P. Sea Warfare : Weapons, Tactics and Strategy. With an Epilogue by Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Hill-Norton. (Strettington, Chichester):Antony Bird, (1981). First Edition. Pp (10),1-165,(1) + [8] pp of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Myron Smith, The United States Navy and Coast Guard, 1946-1983 : A Bibliography 3059. This book is survey about sea power from the time of the Romans to NATO and the Soviet fleets of the 1980s. "This book is about sea power – the weapons, ships, tactics and strategies that nations have used to acquire and hold it. in the ultim... View more info

Seize the Fire : Heroism, Duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar. dj.

By: NICOLSON, Adam

Price: $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York, 2005, ISBN:0060753617:

Seller ID: 74782


NICOLSON, Adam. Seize the Fire : Heroism, Duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar. New York : HarperCollins, (2005). Pp. [i]-xxiv, [1]-341, (3). Illustrate d with (16) pages of plates. 8vo, black cloth spine with blue paper-coveredboards. Adam Nicolson, FRSL, FSA (b. September 12, 1957, Bransgore, Hampsh ire, England). "Adam Nicolson takes the great naval battle of Trafalgar, fought between the British and Franco-Spanish fleets in October 1805, and uses it to examine our idea of heroism and the heroic. Is violence a necessaryaspect of the hero? And daring? Why did the cult of the hero flower in ... View more info

Ships of the '45 : The Rescue of the Young Pretender. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: GIBSON, John S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1967,:

Seller ID: 86150


GIBSON, John S. Ships of the '45 : The Rescue of the Young Pretender. With a Preface by Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, Bart, LL.D. . (London) : Hutchinson, (1967). First Edition. Pp (18),1-172,(2), frontispiece + 8 pp plates. Map. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. "[...] brought into focus the naval side of the '45 [...]. He rightly points out that the very last battle in the rising was not Culloden but the determined and bloody sea-fight in Loch nan Uamh on 3 May 1746. The Royal Navy's part is virtually a newly written chapter in its history, and Mr. Gibson is not fanciful wh... View more info

Siege of Gibraltar 1779-1783. First Edition in dustjacket

By: McGUFFIE, T. H.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: B. T. Batsford, London, 1965,:

Seller ID: 109121


McGUFFIE, T. H. The Siege of Gibraltar 1779-1783. London: B.T. Batsford, (1965). First Edition. Pp (6),7-208,+ 16 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed blue. "From 1779 to 1783 the British in Gibraltar, under General Eliott, were continuously besieged by overwhelming French and Spanish land and naval forces. The garrison, never more than 7,000 men, facing the constant hazards of disease and starvation andwithstanding successive attacks trom fireships, heavy bombardment and batt ering ships, held out for year after year against an enemy which at tim... View more info

Sir Charles Napier and Sind. First Edition.

By: NAPIER, Charles, Sir). LAMBRICK, H.T.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press; Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1952,:

Seller ID: 113666


(NAPIER, Charles, Sir). LAMBRICK, H.T. Sir Charles Napier and Sind. Oxford : at the Clarendon Press; Oxford University Press, 1952. First Printing. Pp. (8),[1]-402, portrait frontispiece, + 2 folding maps at rear. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A survey of Sir Charles James Napier's (b. August 10, 1782, London; d. August 29, 1853, Portsmouth) activitiesin India, and in particular the Sind [Sindh] province, in what is now Paki stan. It includes information relating to his, the British East India Company's, and the Raj's efforts to consolidate power in the region after the ba... View more info

Supremo : Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Testing of Democracy

By: WERSTEIN, Irving

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Macrae Smith Company, Philadelphia, 1971, ISBN:0825592038:

Seller ID: 98603


WERSTEIN, Irving. The Supremo : Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Testing of Democracy . Philadelphia : Macrae Smith Company, (1971). First Edition. Pp (12),[1]-143,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. Irving Boris Werstein (b. May 22, 1914 , Brooklyn - d. Apr. 7, 1971). Light spotting to endpapers, else very good in lightly worn dustjacket. 15.00 View more info

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That Day at Gibraltar. First Edition in dustjacket

By: MONKS, Noel NORTH, Dudley, Admiral Sir.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Frederick Muller, London , 1957,: 1957

Seller ID: 34013


MONKS, Noel. That Day at Gibraltar. London : Frederick Muller, (1957). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xii,1-192 + portrait frontispiece of Admiral North + 4 pages of b&w photos. 8vo, mid blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Noel Stephen Monks (b. December 18, 1907, Melbourne, Australia - d. June 18, 1960, London). Law 0188. Admiral Sir Dudley Burton Napier North GC,VO, CB, CSI, CMG (b. November 25, 1881, Great Yarmouth, England - d. May 15, 1961, Beaminster, Dorset). "Here, told for the first time, is the tragic story of Admiral SIr Dudley North, who w... View more info

This was My Newport

By: ELLIOTT, Maud Howe

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mythology Company, Cambridge, MA, 1944,:

Seller ID: 62949


ELLIOTT, Maud Howe. This was My Newport. Cambridge, MA: The Mythology Company, 1944. Pp. 279, port. frontis., + 8 p. of plates. 8vo, maroon cloth withblack lettering to front and spine. Of nautical interest: 14. Early Days o f the Army and Navy, 15. Admirals All (pp. 231-270). Spine slightly sunned,ffep crudely removed, else vg. 20.00 View more info

Three Admirals. red cloth

By: KINGSTON, W. H. G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Blackie and Son, London, 0,:

Seller ID: 82676


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 View more info

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To Rule the Waves : How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World. First American Edition in dustjacket.

By: HERMAN, Arthur

Price: $22.00

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York, 2004, ISBN:0060534249: 2004

Seller ID: 89344

ISBN: 0060534249


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 ... View more info

To Shining Sea : A History of the United States Navy 1775-1991. US book club in dj

By: HOWARTH, Stephen

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Random House, 1991, ISBN:0394576624:

Seller ID: 25024


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, fro... View more info

To Shining Sea : A History of the United States Navy 1775-1991. US in dj

By: HOWARTH, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House, 1991, ISBN:0394576624:

Seller ID: 89562


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 batt... View more info

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Trafalgar : Countdown to Battle 1803-1805. First British Edition in dustjacket.

By: SCHOM, Alan

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, 1990,: 1990

Seller ID: 35227

ISBN: 0718131991


SCHOM, Alan. Trafalgar : Countdown to Battle 1803-1805. London : Michael Joseph, (1990). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-ix,(1),[1]-421,(1) + 24 pages of plates. Maps in text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With map end-papers. Alan Schom (b. 1937, Sterling, Illinois). A portrait of Nelson's apotheosis painted on a broad canvas, considering in detail the plans of both British and French, and situating the battle in the context of the contemporary cultures of each nation. "The battle of Trafalgar is arguably England's most famous naval victory; Admir... View more info

Two Admirals

By: COOPER, James Fenimore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt, 0,:

Seller ID: 28936


COOPER, James Fenimore. The Two Admirals. NY: A.L. Burt, (n.d.). Pp 532. Frontis. 8vo, maroon ribbed cloth, t.e.g. The Home Library Edition. Cooper's 1842 novel of the pre-Revolutionary War Royal Navy. Very slightly rubbed, else vg. 15.00 View more info

Uncommon Sailor: A Portrait of Admiral Sir William Penn: English Naval Supremacy. 1st US in dj.

By: STREET, Lucie PENN, William, Admiral Sir)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: St. Martin's, New York, 1988, ISBN:0312015267:

Seller ID: 32301


STREET, Lucie. An Uncommon Sailor: A Portrait of Admiral Sir William Penn: English Naval Supremacy. NY: St. Martin's Press, (1988). Pp 172. 8vo, browncloth. "The story spans Penn's nautical childhood, service in the English Civil War with the Irish Guard, and his prominent and successful role in the Dutch Wars and command of Cromwell's expedition to the Spanish Main. Always sympathetic to the royalist cause, Penn welcomed Charles II aboard the ship that restored the king to England, and was knighted on the deck. For the next nine years he was a member of parliament, a commissioner of the N... View more info

Very Special Admiral: The Life of Admiral J.H. Godfrey, C.B. First Editionin dustjacket.

By: BEESLY, Patrick. ROSKILL, Stephen (foreword). GODFREY, J.H., Admiral).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1980, ISBN:0241103835:

Seller ID: 2222


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 Thi... View more info

Victoria Cross at Sea. First Edition in dustjacket

By: WINTON, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London , 1978, ISBN:0718117018:

Seller ID: 92809


WINTON, John. The Victoria Cross at Sea. London : Michael Joseph, (1978). First Edition. Pp [1]-256,+ 16 pp plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. John Pratt, pen name John Winton (b May 3, 1931 in London – d. April 27, 2001, London). “ What sort of man wins the Victoria Cross? In The Victoria Cross at Sea, a new biographical study of 124 winners from theRoyal and Dominion Navies, the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Marines and Coastal Co mmand, John Winton shows that the answer is : almost anybody. The only common factors the winners shared were extreme gallantry and. devotion to d... View more info

Victorian Myths of the Sea. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BEHRMAN, Cynthia Fansler. NELSON, Horatio)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, 1977, ISBN:0821403516:

Seller ID: 22326


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... View more info