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    First and only edition of this uncommon collection of charts, including the first printed chart of Monaco, a large folding map of Marseilles, and accurate charts of most of the ports, harbours and bays of the region. Ayrouard's work forms a working waggoner for the coast, recording soundings, anchorages, and pilotage notes... Learn More
    £18,000

    Stock Code: 66701

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  2. The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy.
  3. Picture of the Russian Steamship
    Wonderful, locally-produced image of the Vostok, a steamship that took part in Vice-Admiral Euphimy Vasil'evich Putiatin's mission to negotiate trade arrangements with the Tokugawa shogunate, which were to result in the signing of the Treaty of Shimoda, the first treaty between the Russian and Japanese Empires. Putiatin... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 103501

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  4. The copie of a letter sent out of England to Don Bernardin Mendoza ambassadour in France for the King of Spaine,
    First edition of this contemporary account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, a masterly piece of propaganda by Cecil, among whose papers the manuscript was found. There are several variant settings of the text. This copy has the second part (Certaine late advertisements, relating to battles in the Irish Seas), and collates... Learn More
    £13,750

    Stock Code: 110813

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  5. Regulations and Instructions.
    Scarce collected edition, retaining the original sheets, of these four handbooks all jointly issued by the Admiralty and the Board of Trade "for official use only". Scarce: just two copies of this iteration traced in libraries (Delft and The Hague); individually the texts are represented by six, five, seven and two copies... Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 112348

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  6. Naval Courts Martial.
    First edition, first impression, rather uncommon. An important study covering the years from the Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the close of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. Hannay (1853-1934) was a distinguished naval historian who lectured at the Royal Naval Academy and wrote the lives of Blake (1886) and Rodney (1891), and... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 112199

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  7. Life and Letters of the late Admiral Sir Bartholomew James Sulivan.
    First edition. Presentation copy from Henry Norton Sullivan, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "From the Editor"; and below this "Given to [Admiral Sir] D. R. L. Nicholson by Lord Sydenham of Combe, 1930", the latter a prominent defence expert, colourfully described by ODNB as "probably the highest-placed right-wing... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 112188

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  8. Lines from My Log-Books.
    First edition. Hay (1821-1912) served during the Syrian campaign of 1840 ("he was noticed for his conduct during the boat attack on Tortosa on 26 August" ODNB) and was on the China station. "In 1849 he engaged and destroyed the fleet of the notorious pirate Shap'ngtzai. In the first action with a pirate squadron, on 28-9... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 112173

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  9. Kriegsmarine officer cadet photograph album.
    A fascinating survival from the pre-war Kriegsmarine: a photograph album kept by a naval cadet serving on the three-masted school ship the SSS Albert Leo Schlageter, one of five such ships built by Blohm & Voss at Hamburg. She was launched on 30 October 1937 - the cadet's portrait is dated 31.10.37, the day after - and her... Learn More
    £1,850

    Stock Code: 111525

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  10. Tigris Gunboats.
    First edition, first impression, very scarce in the eye-catching dust jacket. Tigris Gunboats was greeted with great enthusiasm by The Naval Review in 1932: "This is a book for which many naval officers must have looked, for the account of the work of the Royal Navy on the Tigris, as given in the Official History of Naval... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 110286

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  11. The Diary.
    An attractively bound set of Pepys's diary. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 107304

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  12. France and Tongking.
    First edition, uncommon. An important first-hand account of the Sino-French War of 1884-85 by Sir James George Scott (1851-1935), a British authority on Burma. "The publication of [Scott's] first book, The Burman: his Life and Notions (2 vols., 1882), gave him an immediate reputation; it was widely recognized as a classic... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 109011

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  13. War Lessons, New and Old.
    First edition, first impression. With a very appealing provenance: from the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe, first Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), the victor of Jutland, who "deserves his place alongside the heroes of another age" (ODNB), signed "Jellicoe" on the front pastedown. Sir George Grey Aston (1861-1938)... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 108842

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  14. Records.
    First edition, first impression. With a very appealing provenance: from the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe, first Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), the victor of Jutland, who "deserves his place alongside the heroes of another age" (ODNB), signed "Jellicoe" on the front pastedown (now a little faint). Jellicoe is... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 108840

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  15. The Campaign of Trafalgar.
    First edition, first impression. With a very appealing provenance: from the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe, first Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), the victor of Jutland, who "deserves his place alongside the heroes of another age" (ODNB), signed on the front pastedown "Jellicoe". A lawyer by training but a naval... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 108839

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  16. Letters on Amphibious Wars.
    First edition, first impression. With a very appealing provenance: from the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe, first Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), the victor of Jutland, who "deserves his place alongside the heroes of another age" (ODNB), signed "Jh Jellicoe" on the front pastedown. Sir George Grey Aston (1861-1938)... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 108834

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  17. Consuetudo, vel Lex Mercatoria: or, the ancient law-merchant. In three parts, according to the essentials of traffick. Necessary for statesmen, judges, magistrates, temporal and civil lawyers, mint-men, merchants, mariners, and all others negotiating in a
    Third edition of this assemblage of texts, including a valuable anthology of works on accounting etc., all seldom available individually. The annexed tracts comprise, following the first work of [xvi], 340 pages, are: 1. [Drop-head titls;] The Collection of Sea Laws, gathered for the use and benefit of all sea-faring men.... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 105549

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  18. Some Sea Specialties.
    First edition of what appears to be the first issue of this attractive and unusual promotional publication. Uncommon, three locations for this issue on OCLC, Yale, Columbia and New York Historical Society, and two locations for short broken runs, NYPL with the present issue together with 1902 and 1906, and Texas A & M with... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 105384

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  19. Memoirs of the English Affairs, Chiefly Naval, From the Year 1660, to 1673.
    First edition. Important source for the development of the Royal Navy at this crucial time. "Despite his easygoing image, James was no mere figurehead as lord high admiral, but took an active interest in naval affairs. He was assisted in this task by a small navy board of seven men: three commissioners, a treasurer, a surveyor,... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 110540

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