(NAVAL.) A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet, under the Command of Earl Howe,
London : 1796First edition. Uncommon, with two copies only on COPAC, BL and Cambridge, and ten copies listed on OCLC. An extremely intriguing promotional device/guide to the paintings of the Glorious First of June commissioned from Robert Clevely and engraved by "the ingenious Mr. de Poggi". The erratically paginated text consists of the Narrative, itself... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 37734
(NAVAL.) The Tenth Report of the Commissioners of Naval Enquiry.
[London] : 1805First edition of the report produced by the commission of inquiry appointed in 1802 to review the financial management of the Admiralty, of which Dundas had been treasurer between 1782 and 1800, and which, on the initiative of Samuel Whitbread, resulted in Dundas's impeachment in 1806 for the misappropriation of public money.
Henry Dundas, first... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133498
(NAVAL REGULATIONS.) Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea.
[London : 1806First issued in 1731, these are the fundamental regulations governing "the organization and discipline of the British Navy" (Uden & Cooper, A Dictionary of British Ships and Seamen), this edition published the year following Trafalgar. "Up to 1731 every commander-in-chief had issued his own code of instructions to his ships, but in that year appeared... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 62707
(NAVAL.) The Cruise; a Poetical sketch, in Eight Cantos. By a Naval Officer.
1808First edition of this extremely uncommon poetical account of a two-month "shakedown" cruise with a new ship's company on a British man of war. The work was begun as a pastime during a "regimen on shore recruiting an extremely exhausted constitution". Finding his "Sketches of Scenes which had occurred on Naval Service increasing," the author decided... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 67173
(NAVAL.) Report of the Committee on the Inflexible. With Appendix.
London : 1878First and only edition, extremely uncommon. COPAC locates just NLS and Liverpool, OCLC adds the Technische Universiteit at Delft. Inflexible was built to counter the Mediterranean threat of the Italian battleships Duilio and Dandolo, huge ironclad platforms carrying two pairs of 15-inch Armstrong guns each. Inflexible mounted more ordnance than any... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 94263
(NAVAL.) BRASSEY, Thomas, first Earl. The "Sunbeam," R. Y. S.
London : 1917First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, with an affectionate autograph note signed: "Lady Jellicoe, to you both from your old half sailor friend, Brassey. 21 November 1917" (paper letterheaded 24 Park Lane); Jellicoe is mentioned on page 89 of the book in connection with the Merchant Navy. Thomas, first Earl Brassey (1836-1918),... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 105488
(NAVAL.) DICKSON, R. K. The History of H.M. Navigation School, 1729-1926.
Portsmouth : 1926Carbon copy typescript of an interesting history, later printed in The Naval Review (1926, volume 4, issue 14, pp. 792-820); the original is at the Royal United Services Institution (finding reference: RUSI/NM/159). The only copy held in other public institutions is that at the Australian Defence Force Academy Library but this appears to be a 31 page... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 105484
(NAVAL.) Bow Bells - H.M.S. London First Commission 1919-1930.
Valetta : 1930First edition, unsurprisingly uncommon, COPAC records just a copy in NMM, lacking its title page. London was a County Class Heavy Cruiser built at Portsmouth Dockyard, launched September 1927, and commissioned January 1929. Based on Malta her commissioning cruise in the Med took in the Italian and Dalmatian coasts, Athens, various Greek Islands, Gibraltar,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 86005
(NAVAL GUNNERY.) The Gunnery Pocket Book.
1932First edition. "The primary object of this book is to give all the information and gunnery knowledge that is required of a Seaman Gunner in addition, certain portions, the knowledge of which is not officially required of a Seaman Gunner, are included to form a suitable basis on which the higher gunnery ratings can build up their more detailed education"... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 68902
(NAVAL.) Kriegsmarine officer cadet photograph album from the shakedown cruise of the SSS Albert Leo Schlageter.
1937-38A 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 first commander was Fregattenkapitän... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 111525