Fishes of Southern Japan and the Western Pacific: Pacific Marine Fishes book 2.
Neptune City: T F H Publications, 1974. Second edition (hardback). Illustrated throughout in colour. Original laminated boards, no dustwrapper (as issued). This copy is in very good condition. ISBN 087666124X (Book ref. 20568) £10.00
Fishes of Southern Japan and the Ryukus: Pacific Marine Fishes book 1.
Neptune City: T F H Publications, 1973. Second edition (hardback). Illustrated throughout in colour. Original laminated boards, no dustwrapper (as issued). This copy is in very good condition. ISBN 0876661231 (Book ref. 20569) £10.00
Marine Art & Liverpool - painters, places & flag codes 1760-1960.
Wolverhampton: Waine Research publications, 1986. First edition. 8vo, 173pp. Illustrated throughout in b&w and colour. Attractively bound in half brown crushed morocco, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt titling to spine. Excellent condition. (Book ref. 11335) £75.00
A Naturalist in Indian Seas; or, four years with the Royal Indian Marine survey ship "Investigator".
London: John Murray, 1902. First edition (hardback). 8vo, xxiv, 328pp. Frontispiece, folding sketch map, 98 plates. Original green cloth, gilt titling to the spine and the front board. Repaired 2-inch split to the head of the spine, scattered foxing of the contents. Overall, this copy is in good minus condition. (Book ref. 26136) £60.00
Munro's marine engineers annual, pocket log & diary, with which is incorporated Donaldson's engineers' annual,1929.
Glasgow: Jas Munro & co, . No edition stated. 12mo, xxxvii, 312pp. Text illustrations. Original brown cloth spine, limp card boards. Boards rubbed and scuffed, some creasing of the corners of the pages. Overall, this copy is just about in good condition. (Book ref. 15439) £9.50
PLYMOUTH:A NEW HISTORY - 1603 to the Present Day.[VOL II.]
UK.NEWTON ABBOT,DEVON.DAVID & CHARLES,1979.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0715376179. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, colour scenic, aerial photographic illustrated upper wrap, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corner - no nicks or tears present - spine/backstrip lightly sunned/faded, as usual/normal.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.Bright, clean, unmarked, publisher's original tan/brown cloth bds with bright, crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white eps.8vo, 5-239pp [paginated] includes 11 chapters, envoi, 28 b/w contemporary illus/photographs, 11 b/w maps+ figures, all throughout the text and the book, appendices (2), sources+references, and an index, plus [unpaginated] title-page, contents+illus lists/tables. This is far more than just a record of events:of course it covers such well-known material as the Civil War seiges and the 1941 blitzes, but it also looks at the social and economic forces behind the city's growth and development.Here are all the contradictions of a puritan town harbouring pirates and swarming with seamen's beerhouses; the divisions which led to the formation of political parties; the social elegance of the upper classes and the scramble to make money from prize cargoes.The changing role of the naval dockyard is traced, as is the progress of the Industrial Revolution which made of the Three Towns one of the first 'urban sprawls'; here High Church battled with Low Church, steam trams with horse buses, picture houses with theatres, and Plymouth Argyle's supporters with its management. Mr Gill knows his subject as only a native can; in addition, his research in national as well as local archives has produced much new material, illustrated here with specially drawn maps and rare photographs.The result is a lively and wide-ranging history whose appeal will certainly not be confined to the south-west. (Book ref. rja34019) £26.00
THE DISCOVERY OF THE BISMARCK.
LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,1990.. UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. VG+./VG.. Qrto. 0340529768. UK, Qrto HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.VG+/VG.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Glossy, laminated, colour photographic illustrated dw/dj with minimal shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears or loss - minisculely bumped to both head+foot spine/backstrip and corners.Slight indentations to both wraps.Clean, blue paper-covered bds with bright, stamped gilt ship's name to upper bd, and letters to spine/backstrip, with blue+white illustrated eps.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and clean also.Qrto, 8-231pp [paginated] includes b/w+colour photographic half-title+title pages, contents list, intro by Ludovic Kennedy, 12 chapters including prologue+epilogue, profuse b/w+colour contemporary photographs throughout the text, an appendix and an index. "Titanic team finds Bismarck" ran the headlines on June 14, 1989, announcing Robert Ballard's discovery of Hitler's biggest battleship.Using the same underwater camera vehicle that had discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, Ballard and his team photographed the Bismarck sitting proudly upright three miles below the surface of the Atlantic off the coast of France.It had taken two years, two separate expeditions and a painstaking survey of over 100 square miles of sea-floor before the legendary German warship was finally spotted.Ballard's remote-controlled cameras captured the scene with brilliant, clear images for all time.Standing on the side of an underwater mountain, surrounded by an enormous landslide that occurred almost fifty years ago when the 50,000 ton battleship collided with the ocean bottom, the Bismarck's huge guns point eerily upward and giant swastikas still defiantly emblazon her bow and stern decks.The story of the Bismarck is one of the most compelling sea sagas of WWII.In May 1941, a shell fired from this sleek new German ship struck the battlecruiser HOOD and within minutes the pride of the British navy was utterly destroyed.An enraged Winston Churchill gave the memorable command to "sink the Bismarck!" - mobilising the British navy into the greatest sea-chase of the war.Recreating the unforgettable story of this great sea battle with historic photographs and the words of the men who fought it, Ballard then gives a dramatic first-person account of the high-tech hunt for the Bismarck that culminated in its thrilling discovery - forty-eight years after it was sent to the bottom.With over 400 illustrations, this book has all the pictorial richness that helped make his previous book, The Discovery of the Titanic, an international bestseller. Fascinating "then and now" features pair photographs of the Bismarck in 1989 with accurate pictures from 1941; two spectacular full-page fold-outs show the Nazi warship in all her fearsome glory and as she looks today (then 1989).Full-colour maps, charts and diagrams throughout plus a host of specially commissioned paintings by marine artist Ken Marschall, recreate a remarkable chapter in the history of WWII and illuminate the fascinating world of modern deep-sea exploration. (Book ref. rja22666) £14.95
From SEA-EAGLE to FLAMINGO:Channel Island Airlines 1923-1939.
UK.WORCS.THE SELF PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION LIMITED/NEVILLE DOYLE,1991.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 185421103X. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, b/w photographic+illus illustrated dw/dj, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edge bright clean, apart from one tiny, tiny spot; fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Clean, unblemished, publisher's original, plain pale grey cloth bds with bright, black ink, stamped letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate, plain white eps.8vo, 7-316pp [paginated] includes author's foreword, 13 chapters+epilogue, profuse contemporary b/w illustrations+photographs, a wide variety of maps and general advertising material also from the period, appendices (2), references, a biblio, plus [unpaginated] title-page, contents list/table, acknowledgements and 4pp unpaginated index. From 1931 onwards there was a slow but steady increase in the number of small domestic airlines operating regular services to various parts of the UK., Ireland and the Channel Islands.Most of them ran at a loss and only those with strong financial backing were able to survive.Some lasted only a summer, some struggled on year after year, and some were forced to hand over control to others. In his book 'From Sea-Eagle to Flamingo', Neville Doyle has investigated the origin of some of these smaller airlines, who founded them, and what happened to them.Perhaps the most fascinating were those airlines which operated to the Channel Islands from as early as 1923; days when a passenger flight across the Channel was a hazardous journey undertaken only by the most adventurous and brave.This is their story, set against the background of contemporary mainland activity. It is an absorbing history, comprehensively detailed and containing a wealth of aircraft memorabilia which beautifully captures the magical atmosphere and the pioneering spirit of aviators and their passengers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, because of the weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja30088) £20.00
FROM TRENCH AND TURRET - Royal Marines Letters and Diaries 1914-1918.[Author SIGNED copy.]
UK.PORTSMOUTH,HANTS.ROYAL MARINE MUSEUM,nd.. UK,slim 8vo wraps,author SIGNED,1st.. Original wraps,1st edn.. VG+./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. Slim 8vo. No ISBN. Author SIGNED copy. UK, slim 8vo wraps, author SIGNED, 1st edn.VG+.No owner inscrptn, author's neat, blue ink signature - no dedication - to foot of contents list/table.Bright, crisp, clean b/w photographic illustrated (upper), colour cartoon illustrated (rear), card wraps with negligible shelf-wear and minimal rubbing to edges and corners.Top+fore-edges minimally aged, but generally clean and crisp, contents bright, tight and clean.Slim 8vo, i-ii+1-103pp [paginated] includes contents list/table, preface with erratum slip pasted to verso, abbreviations list/table, 8 chapters, profuse b/w maps/contemporary photographs/ b/w letter/diary facsimiles throughout the text and book, glossary, source material from museum archives, further reading list, plus facsimile 9pp/diary extracts pasted internally, to rear wrap. Participants first-hand accounts and shows what men of widely different ages and backgrounds saw and how they felt at specific times in their own small sector of action.It does not matter how important an action may be or how well it will be remembered in the history books when you are under fire.Such things are only known after the danger has passed. Please contact email@example.com, because of the lighter weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja25987) £15.00
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT.**
UK.ALDERSHOT,HANTS.GALE AND POLDEN LTD.,1955.. UK,12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./NFINE.. 12mo. No ISBN. UK, 12mo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, clean, grey+white illustrated upper wrap with yellow letters and lightly marked white rear wrap, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges; some miniscule bumping and rubbing - with minimal loss - to corners, no major nicks or tears present.Head of spine/backstrip minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing and a small closed tear.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight and near pristine.Bright, crisp, clean, unblemished navy blue cloth bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and near immaculate, plain white eps.12mo, v-xii+1-183pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages, b/w photographic frntis (ships crest+motto, HMS Excellent), foreword by Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Chatfield with his facsimile signature, contents+illus lists/tables, author preface, 12 chapters+epilogue, 22pp comprising 30 contemporary b/w photographs, interspersed throughout the book and text, appendices (4) and an index. Since the invention of gunpowder 600 years ago, the naval gun has had a profound influence on world history; but it was, until about a hundred years ago (then 1955), a very simple weapon; just "a piece of iron with a hole in it," as the author picturesquely describes it.Yet it was with this simple weapon that the seas were commanded and the British Empire created.The technique was also simple - i.e., to train the guns' crews to load and fire their guns quicker than the enemy, at point-blank range.It was not until 120 years ago (again, then 1955), through the imagination and initiative of a young naval commander, that a "school of gunnery" was gradually developed at Portsmouth in the three-decker HMS Excellent. In this book, the author describes how it all happened: the beginnings of a new technical art, the idea of target-practice, the development of gun-sights, the means of measuring the range of the enemy, the rifling of the muzzle-loading guns.From such early beginnings arose the art of naval gunnery; the harnessing of modern scientific and engineering practice ashore to naval requirements.The old Excellent eventually gave way to the present great shore establishment, made on the mud flats in Portsmouth Harbour, but the old name, Excellent, was preserved.To this establishment were appointed from time to time some of the most brilliant Captains in the Navy, such as Cooper Key, Fisher and Scott, and there were officers and men who went through courses of gunnery training and became specilaists in the art.There followed the breech-loading guns of ever-increasing size, controlled by hydraulic power; the application of electric machinery, the development of cordite and high explosives, range-finders, etc.The advance of gunnery to a science was not gradual, but a series of violent jumps, from the impact of dominating personalities, who by initiative and force of character pressed on a hesitating naval administration their schemes both for material development and skill in using it at sea.Their example set fire to the young technical officers, the Gunnery Lieutenants, who in turn attacked the problems of firing the broadsides of a fleet to hit fast-moving targets at long ranges. The Excellent is the Mother of Naval Gunnery; the first naval technical school, and her teachings have played, and are playing today, no small part in our national security. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, because of the lighter weight and the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja25697) £30.00
Hawaiian reef animals
University Press of Hawaii, 1981. 0824806530 Reprint. Softcover. Good. Clean, tightly bound landscape format paperback, card covers rubbed at corners, but generally appears little used, no inscriptions. xiv + 136 pages, 86 colour photos, bibliography (Book ref. 36985) £9.00
NAVY ESTIMATES 1956-57.
London: HMSO, 1956. 305pp with Index. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary Paper. HC 183. Dated 9th February 1956. A very clean copy. With Details of New Construction of Contract built ships etc., .. (Book ref. 160320) £12.00
SCOTTISH ROADS in the 1970s.
Edinburgh: HMSO, 1969. 0-10-139530-2 10pp. 8vo. Fold out Sketch Map. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary Paper. Cmnd.3953. Neat library/date mark. A very clean copy. (Book ref. 160311) £6.00
The Marine Botanist: An Introduction to the Study of Algology Containing Descriptions of the Commonest British Sea-Weeds.
London : Darton & Co., N.d. 12mo Library Cloth 1st Edn. Illus. 6 Col'd and 6 b/w Plates. xiii, 144 pp. Library label verso f cover; stamp prelims and plates; ink nos. on title page; shelf no. on spine; dust staining to frontis and title page ;browning. and some finger marking.. (Book ref. 39278) £20.00
Idylls of the Sea and Other Marine Sketche.
London:Grant Richards, 1899 8vo Library Cloth Rpt. xvi, 266 pp. Covers dusty; Library label verso front cover; stamp prelims and later; ink no's on title pages; shelf no. on spine; browning & some dust marking. (Book ref. 39299) £12.00
AN ACT for the regulating of His Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on Shore.
London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. Pages numbered 137-174, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-3007) £10.00
PLAN DE TOR-BAY, BABACON-BAY et l'Entree de Dartmouth leve en 1790 Par le Cape. J. Knight Officier de la Marine Anglaise et Publie Par l'Ordre du Contre-Amiral Decres Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies au Depot de la Marine en l'An XII.
Depot de la Marine 1790. Engraved chart with outline hand colouring in three colours, size 30" x 22", plus wide margins, traces of central fold. Scale bar in 'Milles Marins', scale 5" = 2 milles marins. Two coloured sections at top, showing Berry Head and Bob's Nose. Covers area from Coombs to Teignmouth. Shows buildings at Kingswere, Dartmouth, Brixham, Paignton, Warren House, Torquay, Teignmouth, soundings around coast and in estuary, marks points where William of Orange landed, where water available at low tide etc. Rocky cliffs, sandy beaches shown. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DEVON [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-563) £200.00
AN ACT to enable the Admiralty to acquire Property for the Enlargement of the Royal Marine Barracks in the Parish of East Stonehouse in the County of Devon.
1861. 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DEVON [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-498) £15.00
In the Wake of Sea Serpents
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968. Illustrated, thick 8vo, pp 645, very slightly worn, otherwise a good copy in a frayed and marked dustwrapper. VERY SCARCE. [A good copy of the classic work on the subject.] (Book ref. 006862) £75.00
The Underwater War, 1939-1945
UK: Blandford Press, 1982. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. WE ARE ESTABLISHED TRANSPORT & MILITARY BOOK SPECIALISTS. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK. PLEASE VISIT OUR INFORMATION PAGE WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT ALL ABOUT WHAT WE DO, OUR POSTAGE CHARGES AND SPECIAL PRICING OFFERS (Book ref. 004333) £10.00