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WEB MODEL FITTING CATALOGUE OF MODELS OF REPUTE

By: ---------

Price: £10.00

Publisher: POOLE DORSET, THE WEB MODEL FITTING CO: 1985

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 123895

Condition: Very Good


Glossy Card Printed Stapled Covers, 250 x 185 mm approx. 48 pp. Illustrated with monochrome photos. Eleventh Edition (being the Eighth Edition Illustrated) of this catalogue of marine fittings and boilers for the model maker. Price list for July 1985 loosely laid in. VG (Covers- a little shelf soiling - liquid spillage to tail of front and some calculations in blue biro to rear. Pages of catalogue clean and free of previous owner name or annotations.) Please see our images of the actual item offered for sale. View more info

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THE LIFE OF LORD FISHER OF KILVERSTONE ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, OM GCB GCVO LLD ( Two vols complete)

By: ADMIRAL SIR R.H.BACON , KCB KCVO DSO.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122609

Condition: Very Good


Black Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and dreadnaught crest to upper panels.250 x 160 mm approx. Vol I xxviii + 312pp Frontis + 22 other plates. Vol II viii + 328pp. Frontis + 14 other plates all as called for. First Edition 1st Printing of this biography of a most remarkable servant of the country who effected complete reorganization and rebuilding of the British Navy. VG no d/j's (Books - Light shelf wear and soiling. Previous owner name in ink to front free end paper of vol I and Book plates of subsequent owner (same family) to front paste downs of both vols-Sir John Barnes late Brit... View more info

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THE GRAND FLEET 1914-16 Its Creation, Development and Work

By: ADMIRAL VISCOUNT JELLICOE OF SCAPA

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, CASSELL & CO: 1919

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123698

Condition: Very Good


Navy Cloth Boards with gilt titles and decs to spine and gilt blocked device to front board. 240 x 170 mm approx. xvi + 518. 9 Plates and 13 Plans and Diagrams all as called for including the 4 in pocket at end of book. 4th Impression 1919. VG (Book- Restoration work carried out by us. The book has been re-backed with new mull and back strip applied and re cased with new cartridge paper end papers. Original spine cloth laid on with cleaning to cloth and colour restoration. The result is a book which will provide many further years of service. Occassional light foxing spots to margins of book b... View more info

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THE VOYAGE OF THE CAP PILAR

By: ADRIAN SELIGMAN

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON: 1947

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 123196

Condition: Very Good


Pale Olive green cloth boards with brown titles and publisher's monogram to spine, 180 x 120 mm approx. Map to front end paper, 320 pp. Frontis b/w photographic illustration + 10 other such; 1 line drawing and 12 other maps all as called for. Account of the fitting out and circumnavigation of the world by a small group of young people of a three masted barguentine in the 1930's. First published in 1939 the copy offered by us is a first printing of the 3rd edition of 1947. VG/Good (Book- a little fading and shelf soiling to cloth at extremities. No previous owner name or insc. No notable defect... View more info

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MY LIFE AMONG THE BLUEJACKETS

By: AGNES WESTON

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, JAMES NISBET: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121200

Condition: Good


SIGNED Copy.Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and front board. 205 x 140 mm approx. xvi + 330 + 4pp of publisher's adverts. Frontis b/w photo portrait with tissue guard + 16 other b/w illustrations as called for. Autobiography of English philanthropist "Aggie Weston" or Ma Weston who founded sailors missions and rests to support the men and families of the Royal Navy.Her work continues through the charity "Aggies".First published in October 1909 the copy offered by us is of the 4th impression of 1910 and is inscribed and signed by the author to the front free end pape... View more info

THE FIGHT OF THE "FIRE CREST" The Record of the Lone-Hand Cruise from East to West Across the Atlanric With Plans & Map

By: ALAIN GERBAULT

Price: £8.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123259

Condition: Very Good


Paper Back Cerise and White with black titles, 180 x 110 mm approx. First Penguin Printing January 1939 Travel and Adventure No 183 n series in dust jacket. High no to rear panel of jacket January 1939 190 Death of my Aunt. 183 pp + 9 of publisher's and trade adverts.List of Penguin books published per list in adverts includes the March 39 offerings ending with no 200 Back to Methuselah. First-hand account of a solitary cruise of 101 days from the Mediterranean to New York. VG/VG (Book- No notable wear or soiling to covers but 20mm approx split to upper hinge at head- binding otherwise sound. ... View more info

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FREE MARINER JOHN ADOLPHUS POPE IN THE EAST INDIES 1786-1821

By: ANNE BULLEY , Historian

Price: £45.00

Publisher: PUTNEY London, BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR CEMETERIES IN SOUTH ASIA: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120777

ISBN: 0907799418

Condition: Very Good


Uncommon P/b.Blue card covers, 210 x 150 mm approx. Maps to inner covers, xii + 244pp. Frontis + 3 Charts, 10 illustrations and 2 facsimiles. One of a series of books about Europeans in South Asia written by a member of and published by BACSA (British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia). The author inherited Letters which together with a Commonplace Book of John Adolphus Pope form the central part of the book and together reconstruct his life and provide a unique contribution to the background history of the times.The book brings new light to bear on the privately-owned merchantmen, the ... View more info

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Dictionary of Sea Painters. Revised edition

By: Archbald Edward.Hunter.Holmes.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Woodbridge Suffolk, Antique Collectors' Club: 1989

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 118939

ISBN: 1851490477

Condition: As New


Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 280x225mm approx. 575pp. First published in 1980 the copy offered by us is the 2nd Revised Edition thus extending what has become the standard work of reference by 200 artists and nearly a quarter of the original entries. A must for collectors/ students of maritime art and shipping. The work contains 38 colour and 932 black and white illustrations. Fine/Near Fine (Book- No previous owner name, insc or annotations. No sign of use. Dust Jacket- extremely mild rubbing to extremities- no nicks or tears. Not price clipped. Now in a removable proprietary ... View more info

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A TALL SHIP On Other Naval 0ccasions no 103

By: BARTIMEUS ( Captain Lewis Anselm da Costa Ricci/Ritchie )

Price: £3.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1941

Seller ID: 123929

Condition: Very Good


Orange and White card covers with black titles. 180 x 100 mm approx. 126 pp + 2pp trade adverts. 1941 reprint of a maritime story first published in the "Penguin" imprint in 1937. No 103 in series. VG (Book - Covers bright and clean with no notable shelf wear. Mild tanning to paper of book block primarily margins. No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound and square). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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KENT SHIPWRECKS

By: BIGNELL , Alan

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Newbury, Countryside Books: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119672

ISBN: 185306145x

Condition: Near Fine


Laminated P/b Near FINE,1st ed. A Bignell well established in this area as author and reporter / feature writer/ successful author of many books on Kent.Well illustrated b/w plates. Maritime history, a bygone era of Kent's coast. 126pp. Intro; 18 chpts.[ Medway tragedy / Preussen's last voyage / Brigantine Rose /Benvenue wreck/ etc] sky p/b book no inscsp. As new apart from tiny splattering red dots to edges of front end paper] isbn 1855306145x. PLS See our image View more info

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THE ARMOURIES OF THE TOWER OF LONDON (THE ORDNANCE)

By: BLACKMORE , H.L.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: LONDON, HMSO Department of The Environment: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8957

ISBN: 0116702516

Condition: Fine


Red buckram Boards with gilt lettering to spine,285 x 225 mm approx. ix + 425pp.top edge of book block gilt. Colour frontis Fold out illust. + many unspecified line drawings in text + 80 b/w photo. plates at end as called for. First Edition 1st printing. Catalogue of the cannon with accessories and ammunition housed at the Tower Of London, one of the finest and largest collections in the world. Introduction giving a fascinating story of the Armouries and the officials responsible for gathering the collection of ordnance, extensive appendices of interest to archivists and historians including T... View more info

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SOUTH EASTERN SAIL from the MEDWAY to the THE SOLENT 1840-1940

By: BOUQUET, Michael ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles [Publishers] Ltd: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119966

ISBN: 071536992x

Condition: VG


Laminated P/b.112pp."A Scholary collection of illustrations & commentary is a little treasure"./ "Interesting & thorough - first rate"Nautical Magazine. Illustrated with over 100 pictures being b/w photos, reproductions of paintings and documents. Includes the Kentish Ports, Hastings Traders, Newhaven and Lewes Sailing ships including the Bull Line, Shoreham Deepwater traders and a short biography of John Michell, Master of the schooner Bertha of Arundel who hailed from a large family from Rudgewick Sussex.[ very slight corner col.dot rub/losses , spine & edges starting to fox ... View more info

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CHURCHILL'S NAVY THE SHIPS, MEN AND ORGANISATION 1939-1945

By: BRIAN LAVERY a World Leading Authority

Price: £29.95

Publisher: London, CONWAY: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121424

ISBN: 1844860353

Condition: Near Fine


Black Boards with copper titles to spine. 300 x 255 mm approx. 288 pp. First Edition - 1st printing.Written by then Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich the book examines every aspect of the Royal Navy, both ashore and at sea, during WWII. Illustrated with over 300 colour and b/w images and enhanced by personal accounts the book offers any who want to understand the reality of life during those crucial years in a highly readable and accessible form. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book and jacket- no notable defects. Book - no previous owner name and d/j non price clipped- cover £4... View more info

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WESTWARD HO!

By: CHARLES KINGSLEY

Price: £18.00

Publisher: LONDON, The Religious Tract Society: 1927

Seller ID: 119812

Condition: Very Good


Green Cloth Boards with Illustrations to spine and front board, black titles. 220x150mm approx. 597 nos. pp.Undated circa 1920's. Colour Frontis + 16 b/w plates + 50 line drawings in text. A sound clean copy of Kingsley's classic adventure story illustrated by Finnemore and from the library of the Late Vice Admiral Sir John Charles Young Roxburgh RN with His Siignatures to front paste down at age 12 and later to front free end paper. VG (Book - Boards respectably clean with no significant shelf wear. Binding sound with no other previous owner name or insc.) Please see our images of the actual ... View more info

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BRITISH MERCHANT ADVENTURERS Britain in Pictures

By: COLLIS , Maurice ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, COLLINS: 1942

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 123728

Condition: Very Good


Red and white paper covered boards repeating the design of the dust jacket,230 x 165 mm approx. First Edition 1st printing 1942. 8 Colour & 24 b/w plates.48pp. British Maritime History.Sea travel exploration adventurers VG/VG (Book- a little shelf rubbing to extremities - colour loss only, Ink gift inscription to free front end paper. A few light foxing spots to fore edge of book block. Binding sound with no other defects. Dust Jacket - a little rubbing to extremities including spine edges but no nicks or tears and negligible soiling. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve. An attr... View more info

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TWELVE DAYS ON A TRAWLER Life at Sea FACTUAL [ Fishing Trawler The Pelican ]

By: COOKE , ARTHUR, O

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, HENRY FROWDE / Hodder & Stoughton: 1918

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123327

Condition: Good


Good-H/b.Paper covered boards with laid on colour plate to upper board, gilt and green titles.185 x 125 mm approx.118 pp, Undated- Ink inscp.to blank page dated 1918.Fishing Trawler The Pelican. Seagull ilus. end papers.Colour Frontis + 3 other full colour plates and 43 other b/w illustrations being reproductions of photos. and line drawings all as called for.[ P.112 photo shows Fastnet Lighthouse Rock ], text.Chapter 1 - On the Barbican - Sutton Harbour, Plymouth.An informative read for all interested Adult & older child alike, Good no d/j [ Restoration work - the book block has been re- sew... View more info

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UNDER SIEGE

By: COONTS , Stephen , Career Pilot & Holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2638

ISBN: 0002238071

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in FINE D/j. 1st UK ed.Author's books have mastery of technical detail & psychological depth. Here is a heart-stopping suspense thriller, full of political intrigue, compelling characters and unexpected twists.His " Flight of the Intruder" was made into a major Film. 442pp.240x160mm [ blue cloth gilt titles, book as new] Dust Jacket not clipped, no fade. bright & clean fine. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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THE HISTORY OF WINCHELSEA ONE OF THE ANCIENT TOWNS ADDED TO THE CINQUE PORTS

By: COOPER , WILLIAM DURRANT , F.S.A.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, JOHN RUSSELL SMITH: 1850

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8595

Condition: Good


1850 h/b.Olive green cloth boards with blind embossed boards and gilt title to spine. vii+ 264pp + 12 page publisher's catalogue at end. Fold out frontis map (street plan) of Winchelsea in 1763 by Charles Stephens + 10 other plates as listed in the instructions to the binder. Numerous other line illustrations and tables in text. Published by subscription with list of subscribers- less than 250 copies) indicating that the print run would have been modest- which accounts for the book being relatively scarce. Good- Shelf wear to cloth boards principally to head and tail of spine where there are ... View more info

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RADIO CONTROL in MODEL BOATS All About Ships, Boats and Yachts

By: CUNDALL , John , Experienced Modeler [ National & International levels]

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Argus Books Ltd: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123655

ISBN: 0852428766

Condition: Very Good


VG P/b.Laminated.A totally Practical Guide , How to install the radio - how to use it to best advantage.174pp. 210x145mm. b/w illus. in line & photo-plates.[ tight binding, no inscsp, no annotation, fading stain mark to top front edge, rear edge & foredge, all else fine. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE EGYPT'S GOLD no 187

By: DAVID SCOTT

Price: £10.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123742

Condition: VG


Pink and white card wraps.280pp + 8 catalogue and adverts. Penguin Travel & Adventure no 187.An Account of the salvage operation by divers to recover the gold and silver from the wreck of the P & O liner Egypt sunk in 400 feet of water in the Bay of Biscay. VG no d/j (Book- No significant shelf wear or soiling to covers. Spine sunned. Moderate to heavy tanning to paper of book block, no previous owner name or insc. Binding sound.) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info