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THE SAIL & STEAM NAVY LIST: ALL THE SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY 1815-1889
Written by David Lyon; Rif Winfield.
Stock no. 1819512
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 2004. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A comprehensive listing of all Royal Navy ships - built, purchased or captured - in the period of transition from sail to steam propulsion. Large format. Blue boards, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 1861760329. Lower board corners lightly shelf rubbed. Previous owner's small ownership label to free front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to spine.

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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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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 ENEMY AT TRAFALGAR
Written by Edward Fraser.
Stock no. 1818455
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 2004. Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Eye-Witness' Narratives, Dispatches and Letters from the French and Spanish Fleets. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 1861762291. Neat inscription in pencil to front endpaper.

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THE CHINESE STEAM NAVY 1862-1945
Written by Richard N.J. Wright.
Stock no. 1817872
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 2000. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The extraordinary story of the transformation of a navy from one of armed junks to one exploiting the latest steam and steel technology. Grey boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1861761449. Some light creasing to top of dustwrapper spine.

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TIGRIS GUNBOATS THE FORGOTTEN WAR IN IRAQ 1914-1917
Written by Wilfred Nunn.
Stock no. 2125717
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 2007. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

On the outbreak of the War in 1914 Wilfred Nunn was the commander of the gunboat Espiegle on the East Indies station. His ship was sent to the Arabian Gulf to defend British oil interests, and he thus became the senior naval officer on the Tigris river throughout the Iraq campaign, up to the capture of Bagdad in 1917. ISBN: 9781861763082. Fading along cover edges. Some marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased.

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U-BOATS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1941-1944
Written by Lawrence Paterson.
Stock no. 1815533
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 2007. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

A unique account of a unique campaign, shedding new light on a neglected aspect of the U-boat war. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781861762900.

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SUNBURST THE RISE OF JAPANESE NAVAL AIR POWER 1909-1941
Written by Mark R. Peattie.
Stock no. 1814219
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st thus 2002. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

B/w photos. ISBN: 1861761945. Text block browned and a little grubby. Slight tobacco odour present. Pictorial dustwrapper lightly browned.

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THE NAVAL CHRONICLE VOLUME III 1804-1806
Written by Nicholas Tracy.
Stock no. 1813720
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 1999. Very good condition.

The Contemporary Record of the Royal Navy at War. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w illustrations. viii and 376 pages. ISBN: 1861760930. Spine slightly faded. Corners lightly rubbed. Text block slightly grubby. Lower corners of pages and cover creased.

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WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834
Written by Robert Malcomson.
Stock no. 1813135
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 2001. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A full-scale study of a fascinating era of the Nelsonian era. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 160 pages including index. ISBN: 1861761155.

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NAVAL SHIPBUILDERS OF THE WORLD
Written by Robert J. Winklareth.
Stock no. 2114731
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 2000. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

From the Age of Sail to the Present Day. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 186176121X.

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