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Green cloth with gilt titles to spines. B/w illustrations. Spines are foxed, bumping and wear to corners. Foxing to outer page edges and some page margins. Tissue-guard to one frontis is torn; some chipping/creasing along edges of some pages.
Pictorial cardwraps. Staple binding. B/w photos. Colour centre-spread. Light browning to spine edge of covers. Small (old) price label to top front corner of front cover partly covering the number '8' in title. Contents clean.
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.
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.
Brown cloth boards, black titles. 181 pages. Cloth spine split along front edges and also to lower half of title to spine. Boards a little marked and stained. Front joint split at bottom but still tight. A few marks to contents.
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.
Third Edition. The untold story of the occupation of the Islands of St. Pierre and Miguelon by Free French forces under General de Gaulle at the instigation of Winston Churchill, in defiance of the wishes of Canada and the USA. This was followed by the mysterious loss of the giant French Cruiser/Submarine Surcouf... Blue cardwraps. B/w photos. 103 pages. ISBN: 0920454062. SIGNED by the author with dedication to verso of front endpaper. Matching card dustwrapper slightly faded at spine.
The defeat of the enemy's submarine campaign. An outline of the work accomplished by the Navy in combating the unrestricted submarine warfare instituted by the Central Powers in February 1917. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine and gilt crests. B/w plates and 6 charts. Spine browned, boards marked. Name & address in ink to front endpaper. A few foxspots throughout. A couple of incidences of pencil annotation to margins.
Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w plates. Boards a little scuffed and worn. Bookplate to front pastedown. Text block browned. Foxing to contents.
Beginning with the early stages of the interception of signals, the interrogation of prisoners, and the investigation of wrecks, going on to sketch out the U-boat war as a whole. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and diagrams.192 pages including bibliography. ISBN: 037000034X. Some dampstaining to boards, especially front board. Name & date in ink to front pastedown. Browning to endpapers and text block. Yellow pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and dampstained.
A history of aircraft-carrying submarines. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 191 pages. ISBN: 0752417045. Spine bumped. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is just a little edge creased.
Biography of one of the major commanders of World War Two, and the man who succeeded Hitler as last leader of the Third Reich. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0060152648. Text block lightly browned. Red pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-worn.