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THE SHIP OF THE LINE (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Brian Lavery.
Stock no. 1819114
Published by Conway Maritime Press. 1st 1983. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Volume I: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Volume II: Design, construction and fittings. B/w illustrations. Vol I is first edition 1983, vol II is first edition 1984. Text block browned with foxing to top edge. Pictorial dustwrappers are browned across the top edge and spine. Slight odour present (cigarettes?).

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BRITANNIA'S DRAGON A NAVAL HISTORY OF WALES
Written by J.D. Davies.
Stock no. 2132480
Published by The History Press. 1st 2013. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Green cloth covered boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9780752470139. Big bump to bottom edge of rear cover. Contents are still excellent!

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THE CONSTRUCTION AND FITTING OF THE SAILING MAN OF WAR 1650-1850
Written by Peter Goodwin.
Stock no. 2132430
Published by Conway Maritime Press. 1st 1987. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Every aspect of the building process is covered and for the modelmaker and technical historian this book will answer most, if not all, of their questions. Large format. B/w illustrations. B/w photos. 276 Pages. ISBN: 0851773265. Spine bumped. Light page-edge browning else contents fine. Wrapper browned at edges.

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ROYAL NAVY AIRCRAFT SERIALS AND UNITS 1911-1919
Written by Ray Sturtivant; Gordon Page.
Stock no. 2132226
Published by Air-Britain (historians) Ltd.. 1st 1992. Very good condition.

Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos. 480 pages. ISBN: 0851301916. Wear to corners. A little surface paper damage to rear cover.

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JAPANESE NAVAL AIR FORCE CAMOUFLAGE AND MARKINGS WORLD WAR II
Written by Donald W. Thorpe. Illustrated by Donald W. Thorpe.
Stock no. 1818972
Published by Aero Publishers. 1st 1977. Very good condition.

Comprehensive text covering all naval markings, from the propeller hub to rudder trim tabs. Naval markings, their origin and application. Complete history of the evolution of naval air camouflage, including factory and field application of colours. White pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos. B/w & colour illustrations. 192 pages. ISBN: 0816865876. Spine browned and covers just a little grubby. Contents clean.

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THE SAILOR'S HOMER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RICHARD MCKENNA
Written by Dennis L. Noble.
Stock no. 1818947
Published by Naval Institute Press. 1st 2015. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Richard McKenna was a sailor for twenty-two years, from the late 1930s to the end of the Korean War. McKenna eventually became a writer. Blue cloth spine with silver title. Blue paper boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781612518954.

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JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR I
Written by John E. Moore.
Stock no. 1818918
Published by Studio Editions. 1st thus 1990. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. B/w photos. ISBN: 1851703780. Light scuffing to horizontal board edges. Foxing to half-title page and last page. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly browned and lightly edge-creased with a small closed tear (no loss) to top front edge.

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MEMOIRS OF A FIGHTING CAPTAIN
Written by Admiral Lord Cochrane; Brian Vale.
Stock no. 2132111
Published by Folio Society. 2005. Fine condition.

Introduction by Vale. Cochrane was an inspired naval commander in the Napoleonic wars, a leading figure in the Radical movement but he was also guilty of making disastrous decisions on land and being pig-headed and vindictive and he used his memoirs to settle old scores. Colour illustrations. Dark blue cloth, with gilt title, border and vignette. 311 pages. Slip case is better than very good; a few small marks.

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BRITISH BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR TWO
Written by Alan Raven; John Roberts.
Stock no. 2132097
Published by Arms & Armour Press. 1976. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large square format. 436 pages. B/w photos. The development and technical history of the Royal Navy's Battleships and Battlecruisers from 1911 to 1946. Foldout b/w plans. Four pages in colour. ISBN: 0853681414. Some spotting to covers. Foxing to outer page edges. Marks to endpapers. Wrapper has a few small chips at edges and is browned.

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TRAFALGAR AN EYEWITNESS HISTORY
Written by Tom Pocock. Illustrated by Reginarld Piggott; J.M.W. Turner.
Stock no. 2132043
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2005. Nearly fine condition.

Colour pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Edited by Pocock. Slip case is better than very good - small nick to one corner.

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IN THE ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE
Written by Harold Rosher.
Stock no. 1818730
Published by Greenhill Books. 1st 1986. Slightly better than very good condition.

Being the War Letters of the Late Harold Rosher to His Family. Vintage Aviation Library series No. 10. Blue cardwraps. ISBN: 0947898409. Light browning to covers. Neat name in ink to half-title page.

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THE DARDANELLES DISASTER: WINSTON CHURCHILL'S GREATEST FAILURE
Written by Dan Van Der Vat.
Stock no. 1818477
Published by Duckworth Overlook. 1st USA 2009. Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

A forgotten story from a fresh viewpoint, shedding light on one of World War I's most pivotal moments - and in particular on one avoidable and monumental blunder. Black cloth spine, silver title, pale lilac paper boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781590202234. Black felt tip pen mark to lower edge of text block. Neat inscription in pencil to front endpaper. Light scuffing to rear panel of dustwrapper.

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