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NEEDHAM (Joseph): Science and Civilisation in China, vol IV: Physics and Physical Technology.
bound in 3 volumes comprising: Part 1: Physics. xxxiv, 434pp; Part 2: Mechanical Engineering. lv, 759pp; Part 3: Civil Engineering and Nautics, lvii, 931pp., large thick quarto, numerous plates and illustrations, very good copies in original cloth with dustwrappers, Cambridge University Press, 1962, 1965, 1971. OTHER VOLUMES FROM THIS WORK ALSO IN STOCK - PLEASE ENQUIRE. (Book ref. 20851)   £250.00
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MACPHERSON (David): Annals of Commerce, Manufactures, Fisheries, and Navigation,
with Brief Notices of the Arts and Sciences Connected with them. Containing the Commercial Transactions of the British Empire and Other Countries.., First Edition, 4 volumes royal quarto, 719; 738; 728; iv, 550 + c.200pp appendix and index, good contemporary half calf, marbled boards, binding skilfully restored, an excellent copy, London, Nichols, 1805. Goldsmith 19000; Kress B.4939. Considered by Williams to be 'important' (I, 386) and by Palgrave (1926) to be 'a leading authority.' The middle two volumes are essentially an edition of Anderson's History of Commerce but the final volume carries the history from 1760 to 1801 - one of the most vital periods of all. 'The book displays much labour and original research, and has been generally accepted as a leading authority on the subjects dealt with, especially in the latter years chronicled'. -Palgrave, II, 661. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 219)   £600.00
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Hutchinson,Gillian: The Wreck of the Titanic
The National Maritime Press, London, 1994. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. This is a fine copy of this book in pictorial card wrappers as issued,well illustrated in colour, very good clean copy 48pp Catalogue of the Titanic exhibition at the National Maritime Museum. First Edition. (Book ref. 20407)   £8.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: MILITARY NAVAL: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: MILITARY & NAVAL
6 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. The Papers in this set document the major themes of nineteenth century military reform: (a) the attempts to bring together scattered bits of eighteenth century military organization into a more modern and efficient system; (b) the abolition of the system of purchase of commissions in the army and the struggle to free the command of the army from the Crown. The papers range in subject matter from the alleged misconduct of a Commander-in Chief (1809) to the reorganization of the whole system of military and naval authority (1890). Comprises: Minutes of Evidence… on the Conduct of the Commander-in-Chief Regarding Promotions, Exchanges, Commissions and Raising Levies for the Army, 1809; Report.. on the Establishment of the Garrisons and on the Pay and Emoluments of Army and Naval Officers, 1833; Report.. on the Purchase and sale of Army Commissions, 1857-59; Reports.. on the Administration of the War Office and Army and Ordnance Expenditure, 1837-70; Report.. on the Effects of the Alterations in Military Organization, 1860; Reports.. on War Office Contracts and on Military and naval Administration, 1890-1900. * * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20078)   £300.00
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ODDY (W. A.): Problems in the Conservation of Waterlogged Wood,
First Edition, iii, 133pp folio, a very good copy in original pictorial card wrappers National Maritime Museum, 1975. A symposium held on the 3rd anniversary of the discovery of the Graveney Boat. Maritime Monograph No 16. (Book ref. 18856)   £16.00
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Greenhill (Basil, ed.): The Development of the Boat. A Select Bibliography
First Edition, vi + 120pp, index, folio, original pictorial card covers, National Maritime Museum 1972. First attempt to list major published sources dealing with descriptions of boats all over the world, and studies of ancient boats. (Book ref. 18858)   £18.00
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FENWICK (Valerie): The Graveney Boat; a Tenth-Century find from Kent,
excavation and recording; interpretation of the boat remains and the environment; reconstruction and other research; conservation and display, First Edition, xx, 348pp thick folio, with numerous plates and illustrations, a very good copy in original printed wrappers, with errata leaf, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Archaeological Series No.3. British Archaeological Series 53, 1978. Rare definitive work. (Book ref. 18851)   £90.00
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ANNIS (P G W editor): Ingrid and other Studies, Papers by members of the Staff of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich,
First Edition, 140pp folio, with numerous plates and illustrations, a very good copy in original printed paper wrappers, London, National Maritime Museum, maritime monographs and reports no 36, 1978. Maritime, archaeology, astrology, astronomy, cartography &c (Book ref. 18859)   £28.00
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COOK: HOUGH (Richard): Captain James Cook,
First Edition, 398pp large octavo, plates, a few library marks but a good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, free front endpaper removed, London, Hodder, 1994. (Book ref. 18691)   £8.00
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WILLIAMSON (James A.): The English Channel, A History,
First Edition, 381pp tall octavo, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Collinson, 1959. (Book ref. 18416)   £8.00
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SCHOFIELD (B. B.): The Russian Convoys,
First Edition, 224pp tall octavo, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, London, Batsford, 1964. (Book ref. 18383)   £12.00
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HUMBLE (Richard): Fraser of North Cape, The Life of the Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fraser, 1888-1981,
First Edition, 386pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, London, Routledge, 1983. (Book ref. 18113)   £10.00
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HABRON (John D.): Communist Ships and Shipping,
First Edition, 262pp small folio, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Adlard Coles, 1962. (Book ref. 18194)   £10.00
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CASSON (Lionel): Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World,
First Edition, 441pp royal octavo, a very good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, Princeton University Press, 1971. (Book ref. 17896)   £28.00
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SEMMES (R. Commander): The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter
from the private Journals and other papers of Commander R. Semmes, C.S.N. and Other Officers, second edition, 2 vols, xiv, 2, 410; xii, 436pp octavo, 2 tinted lithographic frontispieces and 5 plates or portraits, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text and on plate edges, mid 20thC library cloth, occasional blemishes in the text but generally a good copy, London: Saunders, Otley, and Co., 66, Brook Street, W., 1864. The first edition, also of 1864 is known only in a handfull of copies with 338 pages. " Among several accounts of life in the Confederate Navy (others include those of John McIntosh Kell, James Morris Morgan, and Arthur Sinclair) Raphael Semmes' report stands out as the classic." Semmes was one of the most famous confederates during the war, and reviled as a pirate by Northerners long after the war ended. With the Sumter he took 17 Northern ships, and with the Alabama 55. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 17502)   £250.00
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WOODMANN (Richard): The Sea Warriors, Fighting Captains and Frigate Warfare in the Age of Nelson,
First Edition, 384pp large octavo, plates, a very good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, London, Constable, 2001. (Book ref. 16195)   £10.00
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WILLIAMSON (James A.): Maritime Enterprise 1485-1558,
First Edition, 416pp large octavo, library label on front endpaper otherwise unmarked, with frontispiece, binding with light wear, and a little loose, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1913. (Book ref. 8634)   £10.00
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TUPPER (Reginald, Admiral Sir): Reminiscences,
First Edition, 288pp large octavo, with numerous plates and illustrations, maps &c., a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, head of spine with slight wear, title page unmarked, London, Jarrold, 1929. (Book ref. 16649)   £12.00
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SIMPSON (Colin): Lusitania,
First Edition, 295pp royal octavo, library label on front endpaper otherwise an excellent clean copy in original cloth with dustwrapper (this with shelf label at foot; the binding itself unmarked), with numerous plates and illustrations, London, Longman, 1972. (Book ref. 8613)   £12.00
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SCHOFIELD (B. B.): British Seapower, Naval Policy in the Twentieth Century,
First Edition, 271pp large octavo, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, London, Batsford, 1967. (Book ref. 16885)   £10.00
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