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MARITIME BOOKS - FOR SALE
1) Antiquarian & Collectors
2) General Maritime

The list is in two sections - Antiquarian & Collectors and General Maritime.
Within these sections, they are listed in random order, i.e. not by alphabet or by price.
They are mostly hardback, except where indicated.
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Antiquarian & Collectors

FROM CARRACK TO CLIPPER - £20.00
A book of sailing ship models. By Frank C. Bowen. Published 1927. Over 100 pages with many illustrations of museum models, some of which are in colour. Acceptable condition but dust jacket is torn.

THE KING'S SHIPS (3 Volumes) - £375.00
By Halton Stirling Lecky. Published 1913.
A history, in alphabetical order, of ships that served in the Royal Navy. This includes ships of the same name, e.g. Aboukir - there were four ships of this name - and each is described. Unfortunately, the author died after the third volume which ends with the ship "Jupiter".
The books (very rare) are leather bound with gold embossing.
In very good condition but slight fraying on spine.

SAILING MODELS ANCIENT & MODERN - £75.00
By E. Keble Chatterton. Published 1934. With 161 illustrations, including 4 colour plates and 7 plans. Blue linen cover, embossed in gold. Rare. First class condition.

BRITAIN'S SEA SOLDIERS - £350.00
By Lt. Col. C. Field. Published 1924. Over 300 pages of history of the Royal Marines, including colour illustrations of their uniform detail. Leather and linen binding, embossed in gold.
Extremely rare. Very good condition but pages slightly foxed.

OLD SHIP PRINTS - £20.00
By E. Keble Chatterton. Published 1965 by Spring Books (first published 1927). Traces the history of the sailing ship in art, from the earliest rough wood-cuts dating from the 15th century down to the delicate lithographs of the late Victorian age. Good condition but dust jacket is worn.

CATALOGUS DER SCHEEPSMODELLEN EN SCHEEPSPOUWKUNDIGE TEEKENINGEN 1600-1900 - £45.00
Published in Amsterdam in 1928. Includes b&w illustrations and scale plans of the models held in the Dutch Maritime Museum. The text is in Dutch. However, there is a separate catalogue listing in English.
Linen cover with gold embossing. Extremely rare. Very good condition.

HOW ENGLAND SAVED EUROPE (4 Volumes) - £60.00 SOLD
By W.H. Fitchett. Written in 1909, an unashamedly jingoistic account of Britain's battles 1793-1815.
Very good condition.

DEEDS THAT WON THE EMPIRE - £10.00
By W.H. Fitchett. Printed 1898. Another Victorian account of British valour during the conflict 1793-1815.
Very good condition.

FIGHTS FOR THE FLAG - £12.50
Printed 1898. A somewhat biased Victorian account of British military and naval achievements from the Anglo Dutch wars to the Crimean War. Good condition.

NELSON AND HIS CAPTAINS - £12.50
Printed 1902. Over 300 pages of British achievements during the wars 1793-1815. Written in Victorian times with jingoistic fervour. Good condition.

GREAT SEA FIGHTS (2 Volumes) - £70.00
Published by the Naval Records Society 1899 and 1900. Giving a comprehensive account of the naval actions 1794-1805. Linen cover, gold embossed. Good condition but spine of Volume 2 slightly damaged.

BRENTON'S NAVAL HISTORY (2 Volumes) - £120.00  SOLD
Published 1837. Giving a comprehensive account of the naval actions during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Leather binding, gold embossed. Good condition.

THE SEA Its History and Romance (4 Volumes) - £125.00
By Frank C. Bowen. Copious illustrations, some in colour.
Blue with gold embossed lettering. In good condition but some fraying on spine.
Volume I - to 1697
Volume II - 1698-1783
Volume III - 1784-1814
Volume IV - 1815-1875

THE LOG OF THE CUTTY SARK - £37.50
By Basil Lubbock. Published 1945. Giving an account of the famous vessel with illustrations and plans.
Linen cover with gold embossing. Fair condition.

THE BOOK OF OLD SHIPS - £10.00
Published 1935. With 300 pages of illustrations and text covering sailing vessels from all periods. Linen cover with gold embossing. Cover is faded but otherwise in good condition.

THE JOURNALS OF SIR THOMAS ALLIN (2 Volumes) - £62.00
Published by the Naval Records Society 1939 and 1940. Covers the period 1660 to 1678.
Linen cover with gold embossing. Ex libris. Excellent condition.

SEAMANSHIP - £50.00
By G.S. Nares. Published 1882. Over 250 pages of technical information on ships, their rigging and equipment. With colour and wood cut illustrations. Also supplied with some loose-leaf drawings.
Ex libris. Good condition.

CRUISE OF THE MIDGE (2 Volumes) - £18.00
Published 1894. The sea stories of Michael Scott. Linen covers, gold embossed. Very good condition.

NAVAL WARS IN THE BALTIC - £58.00  SOLD
By R.C. Anderson. Published 1910. An account of the naval wars 1522-1850. Blue linen cover with gold embossing. Very good condition but slight foxing.

NAVAL WARS IN THE LEVANT 1559-1853 - £120.00 SOLD
By R.C. Anderson. Published 1952. Over 600 pages of actions in the Levant.
First class condition but dust cover slightly frayed.

SEAMANSHIP - £75.00
By Sir George Nares. Published 1897. Black & white wood cut illustrations and colour illustrations of flags, signals and signs. Good condition.

THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND EMPIRE - £8.00
Volume Two 1801-1812. Blue linen cover with gold embossing. Ex libris. Good condition.

THE SIEGE AND CAPTURE OF HAVANA 1762 - £75.00
Naval Records Society 1970 publication. An account of the battle. Condition is as new.

SHIPS AND MEN - £28.00
By David Hannay. Published 1910. Articles from 'Blackwood's Magazine' on naval exploits by the Royal Navy. With gold embossing on cover. Very good condition.

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SEAMAN - £75.00
By Thomas, Tenth Earl of Dundonald. Published 1890. The history of one of Britain's most famous seafarers, Lord Cochrane, who was an admiral in three different navies. Good condition.

KING'S CUTTERS AND SMUGGLERS 1700-1855 - £30.00
By E. Keble Chatterton. Published 1912. With 400 pages of illustrated accounts of the work of Britain's revenue cutters. Good condition.

THE LOSS OF MINORCA IN 1756 - £32.00
Naval Records Society 1913 publication. Blue linen cover with gold embossing. Excellent condition but slight foxing on page edges.

FORE & AFT CRAFT - £27.50
By E. Keble Chatterton. Published 1922. Well illustrated with pictures and plans covering all the fore and aft rigs used. Blue linen cover with colour inset. Very good condition.

BLOCKADE OF BREST 1803-1805 (2 Volumes) - £40.00
Volume I - Navy Records Society 1898 publication. Ex MOD Library. Acceptable condition.
Volume II - Navy Records Society 1902 publication. Fair condition with some damage to spine.
These two volumes being sold together and are continuous. However, the covers are of a different style.

PETER SIMPLE - £10.00
By Capt. Marryat. Published 1910. Blue cover with gold embossing. Acceptable condition but pages are foxed on the edges.

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM - CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY - VOLUME 5.
NAVAL HISTORY PART 1: THE MIDDLE AGES TO 1815 - £50.00

Published 1976. In chronological order, a list of all the printed material in the National Maritime Museum for this period. Pristine condition.

CONCISE CATALOGUE OF OIL PAINTINGS IN THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM - £45.00
Published 1988. Over 500 pages of illustrations with textual information on the many maritime paintings held in the National Maritime Museum. Excellent condition.

A HISTORY OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE - £40.00
By John Fincham. Published 1979. Over 400 pages including 58 full page engravings covering the material and building of ships, their lines and sailing qualities. Excellent condition.

FAST FIGHTING BOATS 1870-1945: Their design, construction and use - £85.00
English Edition 1978. By Harald Fock. Over 300 pages of photographs, scale plans and textual information on gun and torpedo boats. Excellent condition.

BRITISH BATTLESHIPS - £150.00
1990 reprint of the 1966 first edition by Oscar Parkes. With nearly 700 pages of photographs, plans and detailed information. This really is the bible of battleships. The book is in excellent condition but there is slight water staining on two of the lead pages before the text begins.

GERMAN WARSHIPS 1815-1945 (2 Volumes) - £90.00
By Groner. English editions published in 1990 and 1991. Collectively nearly 500 pages of scale drawings, plans and specifications. Excellent condition.

REES'S NAVAL ARCHITECTURE 1819-20 - £75.00
A 1970 reprint. 200 pages of illustrations, specifications and plans. Good condition.

ALBUM DE COLBERT - £120.00
Printed 1988. A folio of 50 plates devoted to the building of a ship of the first rate of the 17th century, dating from 1677. In French with English translation. Linen hardback slip-case with gold embossing.

DANSKE ORLOGSSKIBE 1690-1860 (2 Volumes) - £120.00
Danish ships from 1690-1860. Volume I has large scale plans, some in colour. Volume II has illustrated descriptions of the vessels and their makers. In Danish with a summary in English at the back. The books are 420mm x 300mm, in blue linen with gold embossing and with its own protective box cover. Pristine condition.

THE COASTAL TRADE: SAILING CRAFT OF BRITISH WATERS 900-1900 - £40.00
By Willis & Greenhill. Published 1975. With 45 pages of colour plates of various coastal vessels, mainly merchants. Large format -435mm x 312mm - in its own slip-case. Brown linen with gold embossing.
In excellent condition.

A HISTORY OF THE FRENCH NAVY - £40.00 SOLD
By E.H. Jenkins. Published 1973. The first history of the French navy to be published in English, giving a very full account in over 350 pages of French naval actions. Very good condition.

OARED FIGHTING SHIPS - £27.00
Published 1962. From Classical times to the coming of steam. Details of galleys and other oared vessels, with photographs and illustrations. Good condition.

FIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS 1776-1794 - £28.00
By Sir Julian S. Corbett. Published 1971. Accounts of how British admirals directed their fleets.
Excellent condition but slight foxing on page edges.

SIGNALS & INSTRUCTIONS 1776-1794 - £28.00
By Sir Julian S. Corbett. Published 1971. Excellent condition but slight foxing on page edges.

THE BLACK BATTLEFLEET - £35.00
By Admiral G.A. Ballard. Published 1980. Over 250 pages of photographs, plans, draughts and diagrams from the 1870's to the 1920's. Very good condition.

THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF SMALL CRAFT - £55.00
Published 1924. With 300 pages of black & white photographs, plans and specifications of various small vessels of the period. Good condition but spine slightly worn.

SMALL CRAFT - £10.00
Published 1924.  With over 250 pages of information and illustrations of coastal vessels of the 1st World War. Good condition.

 

 

General Maritime

PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY (2 Volumes) - £25.00
1816-1880 and 1880-1914.
Published 1970 by Ian Allan. Including text, photographs and illustrations of this interesting period of British naval history. In excellent condition.

GESCHICHTE DES DEUTSCHEN U-BOOTBAUS (2 Volumes) - £40.00
Published 1996. German text. Over 800 pages including detailed plans and b&w photographs. Excellent condition.

LINERS IN BATTLEDRESS - £25.00
By David Williams. Published 1989. Over 150 pages of b&w photographs of liners on active service. Excellent condition.

THE FIRST SUBMARINES - £2.50
By Antony Preston and John Batchelor. A Purnell's History of the World Wars Special publication. Paperback. With b&w and colour illustrations. Good condition.

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND WARSHIPS 1914-1945 - £42.00
Published 1983. Over 300 pages of b&w photographs, text and specifications. Good condition.

OSTERREICHS KRIEGSMARINE 1848-1918 - £40.00
Austrian text. Printed in Austria in 1967. With b&w photos. Covering all the Austrian naval vessels from 1848-1918. Good condition.

BATTLESHIPS - £1.50
By Anthony Preston. Published 1982. With 60 plus pages of photographs, battle plans and descriptions of engagements where battleships were involved. Excellent condition.

WARSHIPS - £2.00
By H.P. Willmott. Published 1975. 150 pages of text and illustrations of warships through the ages. Acceptable condition.

STEAM COASTERS - £25.00
By Waine and Fenton. Published 1994. Over 180 pages of text and illustrations, many in colour, plus detailed scale plans. In pristine condition.

DESTROYERS - £5.00
By Anthony Preston. Published 1977. Over 200 pages of text and mainly black & white photographs and illustrations of these vessels and their role in two World Wars. In first class condition.

CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1860-1905 - £65.00  SOLD
1979 Edition. Over 400 pages of illustrations, black & white photographs and specifications. Good condition.

CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1906-1921 - £60.00  SOLD
A 1992 re-print. Over 400 pages of line plans, photographs and specifications. Excellent condition.

CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1922-1946 - £55.00
Published in 1980. With 450 pages of line plans, photographs and specifications. In excellent condition but without a dust jacket.

SHIPS OF THE GERMAN FLEETS 1848-1945 - £30.00
An English edition of this richly illustrated work on the German navy through the ages.
In excellent condition.

THE FIRST DESTROYERS - £12.50
By D. Lyon. Published 1996. Over 100 pages of scale plans, black & white photographs and specifications.
In first class condition.

CRUISERS - £7.00
By B. Ireland. Published 1981. With 170 pages, mainly of black & white photographs and some colour illustrations. Good condition.

DREADNOUGHT - £18.00
By R. Hough. A 1975 reprint of the 1964 publication. Over 200 pages of black & white photographs, line plans and text. Good condition but dust jacket is worn.

BATTLECRUISERS - £40.00
By J. Roberts. Published 1997. Over 100 pages of black & white photographs, plans and text plus a detailed plan in 1/250 scale of the Queen Mary 1913. Condition is as new.

HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY - £5.00
By A. Preston. A 1988 reprint. 190 pages of black & white photographs, battle plans and some colour illustrations. Very good condition.

FAST ATTACK CRAFT - £2.50
By K. Phelan. Published 1977. Over 200 pages of black & white photographs and textual information.
Good condition.

THE GRAND FLEET - £50.00
By D. Brown. Published 1999. With over 200 pages of black & white illustrations, scale plans and specifications covering warship design and development from 1906 to 1922. In pristine condition.

THE ECLIPSE OF THE BIG GUN - £30.00
A Conway publication 1992. With over 200 pages of illustrations, black & white photographs and specifications covering warships 1906-1945. In pristine condition.

BIG GUN MONITORS - £39.95
Published 1978. A detailed account of these vessels from their inception. Well illustrated with black & white photographs and scale plans in over 200 pages. Excellent condition but dust jacket is slightly frayed.

50 YEARS OF NAVAL TUGS - £3.75
By Bill Hannan. Paperback. 160 pages of black & white illustrations and specifications of these versatile vessels. Good condition.

MINE WARFARE VESSELS - £27.50
Published 1993. Over 200 pages of black & white illustrations and specifications covering these vessels from 1908 to the later days of the 20th century. In pristine condition.

GUNBOATS OF THE ROYAL NAVY - £20.00
By Paul J. Kemp. An ISO publication 1997. Paperback. 65 pages of black & white photographs of river gunboats. First class condition.

DEVONPORT BUILT WARSHIPS SINCE 1860 - £12.00
Printed by Maritime Books 1981. Paperback. With over 100 pages of text and illustrations. Good condition.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS - £10.00
Published 1978. A technical directory of major fighting ships from 1900. Over 250 pages of text and illustrations, many in colour. Good condition.

THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF PADDLE STEAMERS - £16.95
Published 1976. With 180 plus pages of mainly black & white illustrations of paddle steamers in various countries. Good condition.

PADDLESTEAMERS - £7.50
By B. Cox. Published 1979. With 200 pages of black & white illustrations. Good condition.

PADDLESTEAMERS IN CAMERA - £5.25
Published 1987. Paperback. 48 pages of black & white photographs. Excellent condition.

THE ROYAL NAVY DAY BY DAY - £24.00
By A.B. Sainsbury. 2nd Edition 1992. Over 400 pages of black & white photographs and illustrations of naval actions in chronological order. Excellent condition.

BATTLESHIPS IN TRANSITION - £36.00
By Andrew Lambert 1984. Over 150 pages of black & white photographs, scale plans and specifications of the steam battle fleet 1815-1860. Excellent condition.

SUBMARINES IN COLOUR - £12.50
By Bill Gunston. Blandford Colour Series. Published 1976. With 200 pages including over 80 colour illustrations of submersibles from the 17th century to the 1960's. Ex libris. Good condition.

HEYDAY OF STEAM - £8.00
Published 1983. With over 150 pages of black & white illustrations of Queen Victoria's navy.
Good condition but dust jacket is torn.

SEA POWER - £5.00
By Anthony Preston. Published 1979. With over 350 pages of black & white photographs and colour illustrations and some scale plans of naval vessels. Good condition but dust jacket is frayed.

COMMAND OF THE SEA - £12.00
Published 1974. With over 600 pages of text spanning naval actions from the earliest times to the 20th century. In very good condition.

THE SAIL AND STEAM NAVY LIST - £45.00
Published 2004. With over 300 pages including black & white illustrations, scale plans and specifications of ships of the Royal Navy from 1815 to 1889. As new.

THE LAST SAILING BATTLE FLEET - £60.00
Maintaining Naval Mastery 1815-1850.
Published 1991. With over 200 pages of black & white photographs, illustrations and scale plans of ships of the period. Condition is as new.

BEFORE THE IRONCLAD - £75.00
Development of Ship Design, Propulsion and Armament in the Royal Navy 1815-1860.

Published 1990. With over 200 pages of illustrations and specifications of ships of the period.
In excellent condition.

WARRIOR TO DREADNOUGHT - £30.00
Warship Development 1860-1905.

By D.K. Brown. Published 1997. With over 200 pages of black & white photographs, illustrations and line plans. Condition is as new.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SEA WARFARE FROM THE FIRST IRONCLADS TO THE PRESENT DAY - £5.00
Published 1976. With over 200 pages of mainly colour photographs and illustrations with battle plans and scale plans. Good condition.

SHIPS OF THE VICTORIAN NAVY - £15.00
Published 1987. Paperback. With over 100 pages including many colour prints. Good condition.

BRITISH COMMANDOS IN ACTION - £15.00
Paperback. 50 pages with black & white photographs of British commandos in WW2. Good condition.

WARSHIP Volumes 37, 38, 39 and 40- Each £5.00
"Warship" is a quarterly series devoted to the design, development and service history of the world's fighting ships. These volumes were all published in 1986. Paperback. In very good condition.

WARSHIP Volume 1 - £30.00
This is a hardback publication of the first 4 issues of "Warship". With black & white photographs and line plans. In good condition.

A HISTORY OF SEAFARING:BASED ON UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY - £10.00
Published 1974. Over 300 pages of mainly colour illustrations. Acceptable condition.

STEAMERS OF THE FJORDS - £27.50
Published 1989. With over 200 pages of mainly black & white illustrations of vessels that sailed the fjords.
Condition is as new.

SUBMARINES WITH WINGS - £10.50
Conway Maritime Press 1985. Over 120 pages of mainly black & white photographs and illustrations of aircraft carrying submarines. In first class condition.

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM "THE SHIP" SERIES
A series of 5 books - Each £3.00

Long Ships and Round Ships: Warfare and Trade in the Mediterranean 3000BC to 500AD.
By John Morrison. Published 1980. Black & white illustrations. Very good condition.

The Century Before Steam: Development of the Sailing Ship 1700-1820. SOLD
By Alan McGowan. Published 1980. Black & white illustrations. Very good condition.

Steam, Steel and Torpedoes
By David Lyon. Published 1980. Black & white photographs and illustrations plus some line plans.
Very good condition.

Steam Tramps and Cargo Liners 1850-1950.
By Robin Craig. Published 1980. With 60 pages of black & white photographs and details with some plans. Very good condition.

Tiller and Whipstaff: The Development of the Sailing Ship 1400-1700. SOLD
By Alan McGowan. Published 1981. Black & white illustrations. Very good condition.

THIS LIST TO BE CONTINUED ...

 


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