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GERMAN NAVAL HISTORY: THE U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC 1939 - 1945
Written by Lt. Commander Andrew J. Withers; et al.
Stock no. 1819537
Published by HMSO. 1992. Slightly better than very good condition.

Large format. Facsimile Edition with introduction by Withers. ISBN: 0117726036. Bumping to top corners. Tiny imperfection to rear pastedown vertical edge. Top corners of contents lightly creased due to bump to top rear corner. Contained in a very good slip-case with bumping to top of spine. Also included in slipcase is a folder with five sheets incorporating 32 diagrams from the original volumes.

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THE BLACK BATTLEFLEET
Written by G.A. Ballard.
Stock no. 1819502
Published by Naval Institute Press. 1st thus 1980. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet the Earl Mountbatten of Burma. The text of this book originally appeared in The Mariner's Mirror, the journal of the Society for Cautical Research. Large format. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0870219243. Previous owner's small name label to front pastedown. Text block lightly browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and a little scuffed.

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THE TRAFALGAR COMPANION
Written by Mark Adkin. Illustrated by Clive Farmer.
Stock no. 1819496
Published by Aurum Press. 1st 2005. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A guide to history's most famous sea battle and the life of Admiral Lord Nelson. Large format. Colour illustrations. 560 pages. ISBN: 1845130189. Small previous owner's white name label to front pastedown. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly creased at top edge and possibly slightly faded to spine.

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US NAVY AND MARINE CORPS FIGHTERS (WORLD WAR 2 FACT FILES)
Written by William Green; Gordon Swanborough.
Stock no. 1819431
Published by Arco Publishing. 1st 1977. Very good condition.

Matt pictorial boards. B/w photos and diagrams. One double-page colour spread. ISBN: 0668041749. Boards lightly browned. Small biro mark to title page.

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BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIP DESIGN 1870-1881
Written by John Beeler.
Stock no. 1819392
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 2001. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

An insight into the difficulties faced by warship designers in an age of rapid technological change, and sets out the valid strategic and technical reasons that lay behind such seemingly 'reactionary' policies as the fitting of sails in cruising ironclads, and the Navy's retention of muzzle-loading guns well into the 1880s. Large format. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and diagrams. ISBN: 1861761678. Previous owner's name label to front pastedown. Small stain to top of text block. Uneven browning to pictorial dustwrapper.

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NAVIES AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1783
Written by Robert Gardiner.
Stock no. 1819325
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 1996. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Chatham Pictorial Histories series. The crucial contribution of seapower to the struggle for American independence forms the theme for this volume. Large format. Turquoise cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations throughout. ISBN: 1861760175. Previous owner's small name label to front pastedown. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to spine.

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HITLER'S U-BOAT WAR: THE HUNTED 1942-1945
Written by Clay Blair.
Stock no. 2132900
Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1st 1999. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

The concluding volume in the set, covering 1942 to 1945 when the fortunes of the German navy were completely reversed, and it suffered perhaps the most devastating defeat of any of the German forces. Dark boards with silver title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0297840770. Previous owners small white name label stuck to front pastedown.

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STEERING TO GLORY
Written by Nicholas Blake.
Stock no. 2132796
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 2005. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A Day in the Life of a Ship of the Line. A behind-the-scenes portrayal of the great capital ships of the era of Nelson. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 288 pages includes index. ISBN: 1861761775. Ex-libris sticker of Ian H. Stockley on front pastedown. Else a fine copy in pictorial wrapper which is just very slightly rubbed at edges.

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THE LOCKHEED CONSTELLATION (VOLUME 2)
Written by Peter J. Marson.
Stock no. 1819149
Published by Air-Britain. Fine condition.

Section 12: Constellation Production List; Section 13: Registration Index. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos. Pages 419-560. ISBN: 0851303668.

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PRISONER OF THE RISING SUN
Written by Stanley Wort.
Stock no. 2132645
Published by Pen & Sword Military. 1st 2009. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. When the author joined the Royal Navy in 1940, he could never have imagined the nightmare experiences that lay ahead of him. ISBN: 9781848840034. Couple of tiny knocks along edges of covers.

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THE ARMING AND FITTING OF ENGLISH SHIPS OF WAR 1600-1815
Written by Brian Lavery.
Stock no. 1819115
Published by Conway Maritime Press. 1st 1987. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos, illustrations and plans. ISBN: 0851774512. Text block browned. Top edge of pictorial dustwrapper is browned.

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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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