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FAMOUS SHIPS
Written by Frank C. Bowen. Illustrated by Frank Mason.
Stock no. 1324318
Published by Penguin Books Ltd. 1st 1946. Almost very good condition.

Puffin Picture Book No. 39. Pictorial paperwraps. B/w and colour lithographs throughout. Unpaginated. Foxing to covers. Covers slightly edge worn. Staples rusty. Pencil tick marks and other annotations to title list inside front cover.

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ON FOREIGN SERVICE
Written by T.T. Jeans. Illustrated by William Rainey.
Stock no. 1324297
Published by Blackie And Son Limited. Circa 1927. Good condition.

Or, The Santa Cruz Revolution. The author was a Staff Surgeon in the Royal Navy. The book is based on his experiences and describes life aboard a 'modern' man-of-war. Dark green pictorial cloth. Cream title to front cover and spine. 8 b/w plates. 381 pages. Covers are edge worn, bumped and slightly grubby. Gilt school stamp to rear cover. Prize plate to front pastedown. Endpapers browned. Foxing to contents. Binding error to one page which has been incorrectly cut, causing a tear to the lower margin.

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A NAVAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY
Written by William R. O'Byrne.
Stock no. 1824564
Published by John Murray. 1849. Very good condition.

Comprising the Life and services of Every Living Officer in Her Majesty's Navy, from the rank of Admiral of the Fleet to that of Lieutenant, inclusive. Compiled from Authentic and Family Documents. A fat Tome. Modern binding with brown cloth spine & corners and grey cloth sides. Gilt title to spine. Marbled text block. 1400 pages. Heavy bump to lower edge of rear board.Light fading to vertical edge of rear board. A few light scuffs to boards. New endpapers. Title page professionally repaired. Text block browned. Some light page browning and marks to contents but remarkable clean for its age.

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THE LONG SILENCE FALLS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE MERCHANT NAVY RADIO OFFICER 1900-2000 (VOLUME II)
Written by Tony Selman; et al.
Stock no. 1824441
1st thus 2015. Nearly fine condition.

More stories from QSO. A cross section of articles that have been published in The Radio Officers' Asssociation quarterly newsletter 'QSO' between 1999 and 2012. Introduction by Tony Selman, Chairman of The Radio Officers' Association. Large format. Blue cardwraps. B/w photos. A nice copy.

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THE LONG SILENCE FALLS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE MERCHANT NAVY RADIO OFFICER 1900-2000 (VOLUME I)
Written by Brian Cotton; Richard Woodman; et al.
Stock no. 1824438
1st thus 2012. Nearly fine condition.

A cross section of articles that have been published in The Radio Officers' Asssociation quarterly newsletter 'QSO' between 1999 and 2012. Introduction by Professor Brian Cotton, Life President of The Radio Officers' Association; Foreword by Captain Richard Woodman. Large format. Matt blue pictorial boards. B/w photos. Top & tail of spine lightly shelf worn. Contents clean.

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SEAPORTS OF THE FAR EAST
Written by Allister Macmillan.
Stock no. 1824418
Published by W.H. & L. Collingridge. 2nd 1925. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Second Edition. Historical and descriptive; commercial and Industrial; facts, figures, & resources. Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt titles and vignette of palm tree to front board. B/w photos. Green mottling to text block. Damp stain to top & tail of spine. Small hole in cloth to front edge of spine. Uneven fading to boards. Professional repair of joints with matching blue cloth. Endpapers mottled with damp. Front hinge starting to pull, binding tight. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is unevenly browned and worn at corners, rear panel lightly marked. A nice copy of a scarce item.

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A BOOK OF SHIPS
Written by A.C. Hardy; M.J. Hardy. Illustrated by Laurence Dunn.
Stock no. 1323798
Published by Penguin Books Ltd. 2nd 1942. Almost very good condition.

Puffin Picture Book No. 11. Oblong format. Pictorial paperwraps. Colour and b/w illustrations. Covers slightly edge worn and chipped. Some light foxing to covers. Staples rusty. Some foxing to contents.

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WHEN BEATTY KEPT THE SEAS
Written by Frank H. Shaw. Illustrated by Gordon Browne.
Stock no. 1323785
Published by Cassell & Co. Ltd.. 1917. Almost very good condition.

Blue pictorial cloth. 4 colour plates. 312 pages. Reprint in same year as first edition. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Child's heavy pencil inscription to front pastedown. Vertical crease to centre of front free-endpaper. Foxing. One plate is loose but all still present.

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THE TRAFALGAR COMPANION
Written by Mark Adkin. Illustrated by Clive Farmer.
Stock no. 1824213
Published by Aurum Press. 1st 2005. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A guide to history's most famous sea battle and the life of Admiral Lord Nelson. Large format. Colour illustrations. 560 pages. ISBN: 1845130189. Minor scuff to front board. Minor foxing to top edge of text block. Else a lovely, clean copy. Dustwrapper has a small closed tear to lower rear edge.

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THE SEVEN YEARS WAR
Written by Julian S. Corbett; Jeremy Black.
Stock no. 1824185
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2001. Slightly better than very good condition.

A Study in British Combined Strategy. Introduction by Jeremy Black. Blue pictorial cloth boards with black title label to spine with gilt title. Blue endpapers depict map of North-Western Europe. Colour & b/w illustrations. Top edge blue. Minor fading to blue dye at top edge of text block. Else a fine coyp contained in publisher's slipcase with a few minor scuffs.

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OPERATION PEDESTAL: THE FLEET THAT BATTLED TO MALTA 1942
Written by Max Hastings.
Stock no. 1824165
Published by William Collins. 1st 2021. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Operation Pedestal - one of the bloodiest sea battles of Britain's war, ordered by Churchill to save Malta. Limited Signed Edition. Navy boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9780008364946. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to half-title page. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed to rear panel and has a 'signed by the author' sticker to front panel.

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SAILING
Written by Laurence Sandy. Illustrated by Laurence Sandy.
Stock no. 1323597
Published by Penguin Books Ltd. 1st 1953. Almost very good condition.

Puffin Picture Book No. 95. Pictorial paperwraps. Oblong format. Colour and b/w illustrations. Covers edge rubbed and creased. Staples rusty. Page corner tips creased.

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