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1 ?anon History of the British Convict Ship 'Success', The

Australia: Published on board, no date. The history of the ancient Australian convict ship and its most notorious prisoners, compiled from government records. SOFT cover, 8vo, 8 b&w plates, 150pp, covers rubbed and chipped, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good/Poor. 
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2 ?anon History of the British Convict Ship 'Success', The

Australia: Published on board, no date. The history of the ancient Australian convict ship and its most notorious prisoners, compiled from government records. No cover, 8vo, 8 b&w plates, 150pp, old replacement cover heavily chipped, corners worn, contents clean and tight, some moisture damage to rear matter, decent reading copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Adams, James T. Empire on the Seven Seas

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1940, 1st US edition. Adams presents a readable and concise history of the British Empire from 1784 to 1939, from the viewpoint of a sympathetic American. No dust jacket, 4to in red cloth, map endpapers, chronology, index, 391pp, no marks, spine sunned darkened, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
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4 Adams, James T. Empire on the Seven Seas

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1940, 1st US edition. Adams presents a readable and concise history of the British Empire from 1784 to 1939, from the viewpoint of a sympathetic American. Dust jacket, 4to in red cloth, map endpapers, chronology, index, 391pp, no marks, previous owner's inscription on half-title, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
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5 Air Ministry Coastal Command

New York: The Macmillan Company 1943. The British Air ministry account of the part played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas, 1939-1942, with many aerial photos of the war in the Atlantic. No dust jacket, 8vo in navy cloth, pictorial endpapers, small Library of Congress stamp on front endpaper o/w no marks, illustrated throughout with b&w photos, 143pp, clean and tight, Very Good/-. 
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6 Akrigg, G. P. V. H.M.S. Virago in the Pacific 1851-1855

Victoria BC: Sono Nis Press 1992. Akrigg and his wife Helen presents a fascinating account of a mid-19th century exploring expedition, drawn from the journals of five officers and crew. Dust jacket with light wear, 8vo in burgundy cloth, 15 b&w illustrations, 7 charts, index, 209pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/Very Good. 
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7 Alexander, Caroline Bounty, The

New York: Viking/Penguin Group 2003, 1st printing. Alexander goes beyond the official records to unravel the true story of what happened and why, using the mutineers' own accounts and many other sources. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in black cloth and blue paper, 8pp of color plates, 32pp of b&w plates, extensive notes on sources, bibliography, index, 491pp, as new, Fine/Fine. 
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8 Andrews, Allen Proud Fortress: The Fighting Story of Gibraltar

New York: E. P. Dutton and Company 1959, 1st edition. The story of the Rock from ancient times to the present, and its role in world affairs. No dust jacket, 8vo in red cloth, map endpapers, 12pp of b&w photos, index, 220pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
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9 Andrews, Kenneth R. Drake's Voyages

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1967. Andrews presents a re-assessment of Drake and his voyages, and their place in Elizabethan maritime expansion. Dust jacket with several small nicks, 8vo half-bound horizontally in yellow and black cloth with a ship design silver-stamped on front board, 7 maps, index, 190pp, one smudge on fore edges, contents clean and tight with no marks, Very Good+. 
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10 Archibald, E. H. H. Fighting Ship of the Royal Navy: 897-1984

New York: Military Press [1968/1971] 1987, 2nd revised edition. A one-volume edition of Archibald's two award-winning books on the history of the Royal Navy: 'Wooden Fighting Ships in the Royal Navy 879-1860' and 'Metal Fighting Ships in the Royal Navy 1860-1970.' Dust jacket, small folio in blue cloth, 110 full-color and 400 two-color illustrations, appendices with flags and pennants, bibliography, index, 416pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/Very Good. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 Aubrey, Philip Defeat of James Stuart's Armada in 1692, The

Leicester UK: Leicester University Press 1979. Aubrey tells the almost unknown story of the battle of Barfleur and the Hogue which saved England from a Franco-Irish invasion. Dust jacket, map endpapers, 8vo in blue cloth, 7 maps, 9 plates, appendices with lists of vessels and their weapons, sources, index, index of ships, 194pp, owner's bookplate on front endpaper o/w as new, near Fine/Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Barrow Mutiny of the Bounty, The

Boston: David R. Godine 1980, 1st US. The account by Sir John Barrow, the Permanent Secretary to the Admiralty, edited by Gavin Kennedy, with 9 color plates and numerous b&w illustrations. Dust jacket slightly snagged, no marks, clean and tight, Good to Very Good 
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13 Bartimeus Navy Eternal, The

London: Hodder and Stoughton, undated. The second of the 'Bartimeus' novels of the Royal Navy in World War I traces the careers of a group of cadets into various branches of naval service. No dust jacket, 12mo in beige cloth with design on front board, pen-and-ink drawings by Douglas Swale, 332pp, corners bumped, clean and tight with no marks, Good/-. 
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14 Behrman, Cynthia Fansler Victorian Myths of the Sea

Athens OH: Ohio University Press 1977. Behrman draws upon sources of popular culture to reveal English attitudes about the sea and how these attitudes held together a unique Victorian perspective on the identity of the English people. Dust jacket, 8vo in turquoise cloth, bibliography, endnotes, 188pp, owner's name-stamp on front endpapers o/w no marks, clean and tight, near Fine/Very Good. 
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15 Bligh, William Voyage to the South Seas, A

Honolulu: Rare Books Ltd. undated c1965, facsimile reprint of 1792 original. Full title: A voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in his Majesty's ship the Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh, including an account of the mutiny aboard said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship's boat, for Tofoa one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies, the whole illustrated with charts, etc. Eight listed plates including frontis, though one listed as `Plan of Toahroah Harbour' at page 104 is absent and one uncalled for, entitled `North part of Otaheite,' is present at page 250; four are foldout plates including one titled as `copy of the draught from which the Bounty's launch was built.' No dust jacket, 4to in blue cloth (8.5x11.5), contents as new, 264pp, Fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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16 Cable Britain's Naval Future

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press 1983. A leading British naval analyst evaluates Britain's strategic and political requirements in the superpower world, and concludes that a British navy is needed, if not for the reasons usually advanced. Dust jacket, 8vo in black cloth, notes, references, index, 220pp, as new, Fine. 
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17 Cable Britain's Naval Future

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press 1983. A leading British naval analyst evaluates Britain's strategic and political requirements in the superpower world, and concludes that a British navy is needed, if not for the reasons usually advanced. Dust jacket, 8vo in black cloth, notes, references, index, 220pp, as new, Fine. 
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18 Cable Britain's Naval Future

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press 1983. A leading British naval analyst evaluates Britain's strategic and political requirements in the superpower world, and concludes that a British navy is needed, if not for the reasons usually advanced. Dust jacket, 8vo in black cloth, notes, references, index, 220pp, as new, Fine. 
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19 Callender, G. A. R. Sea Kings of Britain: Keppel to Nelson

London: Longmans, Green, and Company 1911, 1st edition. The third in the three-part series on the lives of the men who shaped Britain's maritime history. No dust jacket, 12mo in grey cloth, titles and vignette white stamped on front board, 17 maps and illustrations, index, 367pp, spine sunned, some shelfwear, contents clean and tight with no marks, a Good+ copy of an important collection of biographies. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Cleugh Captain Thomas Johnstone

London: Andrew Melrose Ltd. 1955, 1st edition. A biography of Johnstone (1772-1839) recounting his adventures as a pilot, smuggler, and caption of the revenue cutter 'HMS Fox.' No dust jacket, 8vo in green satin, 23 engravings, index, 318pp, light stain on lower edge of front board, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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