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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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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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B.R.77 MACHINERY HANDBOOK
No author listed.
Stock no. 1818398
Published by HMSO. 1941. Very good condition.

Blue cloth. Red title to front cover. B/w diagrams. A book issued to stokers and others on board naval ships. A few marks to boards. A few foxspots mainly to endpapers.

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TORPEDOES AND TORPEDO-VESSELS
Written by G.E. Armstrong. Illustrated by Chevalier De Martino.
Stock no. 1818379
Published by George Bell & Sons. 2nd 1901. Good condition.

A Royal Navy Handbook. Second Edition, revised. Giving the reader an elementary knowledge of the most modern development of naval warfare, namely, the science of torpedoes. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles. B/w photos and illustrations. xvi and 306 pages including index. Spine heavily mottled and mottling also to sides. '10/6' written in blue ink to front pastedown. Front joint starting to crack. Spine cocked. One or two hinges pulled. Endpapers browned.

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TIN-POTS AND PIRATE SHIPS: CANADIAN NAVAL FORCES AND GERMAN SEA RAIDERS 1880-1918
Written by Michael L. Hadley; Roger Sarty.
Stock no. 1818370
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press. 1st 1991. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The authors shed new light on Canadian and German history - and on Canada's naval defences in particular - by exploring the naval operations and politics of both nations between 1880 and 1918. Red cloth boards, silver title to spine. A few b/w photos. xvi and 391 pages including index. ISBN: 0773507787. Boards lightly bowed. A few minor foxspots mainly to prelims and text block. Grey pictorial dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine.

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THE RIDDLE OF JUTLAND: AN AUTHENTIC HISTORY
Written by Langhorne Gibson; J.E.T. Harper.
Stock no. 1818298
Published by Cassell & Company Limited. 1st 1934. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A detailed, graphic story of the greatest naval battle since Trafalgar, compiled with the help of the official documents of both Germany and England. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Fourteen diagrams to rear pocket. Browning to text block and endpapers. All diagrams present in rear pocket. Blue dustwrapper is browned especially to spine and front vertical edge with a few small marks.

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THIS GREAT HARBOUR SCAPA FLOW
Written by W.S. Hewison.
Stock no. 1818296
Published by The Orkney Press. 2nd 1990. Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Aspects of Orkney 3. Second edition. B/w photos. 326 pages + index. ISBN: 0907618243. Lower edge of front board has a couple of imperfections in cloth. Text block slightly grubby.

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FIND AND DESTROY: ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE IN WORLD WAR I
Written by Dwight R. Messimer.
Stock no. 1818295
Published by Naval Institute Press. 2001. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Examining the weapons, tactics, and organization of all the belligerents during the war, viewing them within the context of political, economic, and military circumstances. Burgundy boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1557504474. Second printing. Ppictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby.

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