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(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.) 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
(NAVAL.) Small silk pocketbook with nautically-themed goldwork.
?German : 1827An exquisite little ?wedding token in typical Beidermeier taste. The white silk and gold thread, together with the wreaths and paired initials do suggest a symbolic rather than practical role for the anchor, although the repetition of the motif and its presence in a "realisitc" setting may suggest a nautical context. Delightful. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 131570
(NAVAL.) Report of the Committee on the Inflexible. With Appendix.
London : 1878First and only edition, extremely uncommon. Library Hub locates just NLS and Liverpool, WorldCat 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... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 94263
(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.) 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 INTELLIGENCE.) ASSMANN, Kurt. Plans for the Invasion of England 1940. The German Navy's Part.
London : 1947First edition, signed by Admiral Sir Edward Parry on the first page, in his role as Director of Naval Intelligence. A scarce restricted government publication with 180 copies on the distribution list, 4 locations on WorldCat and none on Library Hub. This is a comprehensive report on the Nazi Operation "Sealion", the planned German naval invasion of... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129940
NAVAL. Bow Bells - H.M.S. London First Commission 1919-1930.
Valetta : 1930First edition, unsurprisingly uncommon, Library Hub 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,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 86005
CLANCY, Tom. The Hunt for Red October.
Annapolis, MD : 1984First edition, first printing, with all the requisite points, of Tom Clancy's debut novel, also marking the first appearance of Jack Ryan, his most popular fictional character.
Complicated by the absence of a number line and price on the jacket, the first printing of the novel is often misattributed; it can be distinguished from the superficially... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 142024
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 SIGNALS.) Journal Book, Signal Station, Caistor Norfolk.
Caistor, Norfolk : 1807A remarkable survival, documentation offering insight into the working of this nineteenth-century early warning system, we have been unable to trace any other examples. "Although during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic War the Royal Navy generally had the mastery of the French, one strategy to which the French resorted caused some concern: commerce... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 131013
(NAVAL SIGNALS.) Signals and Instructions for Ships under Convoy.
London : 1808Extremely uncommon set of instructions for merchant ships sailing in convoy during the Napoleonic Wars. Library Hub shows a single copy dated to 1802 at NMM, WorldCat adds copies identified as 1804 at NYPL and Princeton, another lacking self-wraps - "1800s" - at the Peabody Essex and NYHSL, another similar at the State Library of New South Wales, 1802,... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 127082
(NAVAL SIGNALS) Signaes, que se mandão observar pelos Navios Mercantes, que vao debaixo de Comboyo dos Navios de Guerra de S.M.B.
?Lisbon : 1813First and ?only edition, a single copy traced at JCB. Abbreviated signal manual, including signals in fog and and at night, provided for Portuguese merchant ships travelling in convoy with British naval vessels during the closing stages of the Peninsular War. Appears over the printed signature of Sir George Smith as "Secretary of the Marine Headquarters",... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 130888
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 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
VALDA, Salvator & Henry Hunt, R.N. Naval Sketches.
London : 1908First edition. Some very Edwardian naval humour from Valda, an illustrator who worked in Australia for the Sydney Mail for some time; and more literal views of naval life from Hunt, who was a naval surgeon. An attractively, if weakly, produced book. Inevitably uncommon in jacket. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 84581
(NAVAL REGULATIONS.) Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea.
[London : 1772First issued in 1731, these are the fundamental regulations governing "the organization and discipline of the British Navy... Up to 1731 every commander-in-chief had issued his own code of instructions to his ships, but in that year appeared the first set of King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, to be followed by many others as they were periodically... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 120595
NAVAL EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. Naval Expeditionary Force to the Cameroon, 1914-1915.
London : 1915First and only edition, perhaps never published: the title page has the ink stamp of Kennett & Co., 26 November 1915, together with the inked annotation "Private File Copy". An excellent visual record of the brief naval campaign that secured the Wouri Estuary and the port of Douala for the Allies, forcing the Germans to withdraw to the mountainous interior.... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 139976
FRENCH NAVAL TACTICS. Tactique des Torpilleurs d'Escadre.
[Paris : 1914First edition, designated Confidential and subsequently reclassified as Secret in manuscript, no other copy traced. A detailed handbook of French destroyer tactics which had currency throughout the First World War, corrections of January 1917 and March 1922 noted at the "Fiche des Corrections", and added to the text in red ink. That this was a practical... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 71043
DOUGLAS, Sir Howard. Naval Evolutions; A Memoir
London : 1832First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To my Dearly beloved Daughter Mary Gartshore, Green Street, Sept. 28 1844, Howard Douglas"; Mary (d. 1851) married John Murray-Gartshore of Ravelston in 1836 (Gartshore served on the committee of the Naval and Military Bible Society); Howard's address was 15 Green... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130442
BRITISH NAVY. An Inquiry Into the Causes of our Naval Miscarriages:
London : 1707Second edition, the first having been published as "The Old and True Way of Manning the Fleet", printed the same year. This edition has been enlarged with a bold new preface, summoning England to pursue an aggressive naval policy against the French and Spanish overseas empires. The work proposes enlightened reform of seafaring conditions for officers... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 122024
BYNG, John, naval officer. The Trial of Vice-Admiral Byng,
London : 1757First editions. The trial and execution of Rear-Admiral John Byng (1704-1757) was one of the great cause célèbres of the mid-18th century. "After his failure to relieve Minorca from the French (1756), he was court-martialled and shot on the quarter-deck of his own flagship, the Monarch for lack of resolution. This face-saving act by the government... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 113497
DOUGLAS, Sir Howard. Naval Evolutions; A Memoir by…
1832First edition. The third son of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Douglas, Douglas was originally intended for the Navy, but after his father's death, his guardians, without consultation, obtained a place for him at the Royal Military Academy. He was subsequently superintendent of the senior department at Sandhurst, and served with distinction as assistant quartermaster-general... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 60040
LE BAILLY, Vice Admiral Sir Louis. The man around the engine.
Emsworth : 1990First edition. Presentation copy to Elizabeth, widow of David Devine, author and military historian. Inscribed "For Elizabeth Devine, because David started all this. Best wishes from Louis Le Bailly". Page 123 has the following lines annotated, "The small round man in a purple rage leading the assault was David Divine. From that unsatisfactory start... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 143455
WORLD WAR I - NUNN, Wilfrid. Tigris Gunboats.
London : 1932First 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 Operations, stops with the... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 110286
DOWNEY, Thomas. Naval Poems. Pleasures of the Naval Life, and the Battle of Trafalgar.
1813First edition. Downey explains that he has written "The Pleasures of Naval Life" as a corrective to the "tone of querulous despondence" that underlies so much naval literature; "The Naval Life is NOT a series of privations, distresses, and affliction. It presents a variety of situations, the delights of which are heightened by contrast." The poem takes... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 42970
DU PONT, Samuel Francis. Extracts from Private Journal-Letters... while in command of the Cyane, during the War with Mexico, 1846-1848.
Wilmington, DE : 1885First and sole edition, "privately printed for his family by his wife after his death" (Streeter) in a putative print run of around fifty copies that were not offered for sale; with a familial presentation inscription at head of title: "Louise Evelina Du Pont from her Father, 5th May 1900". Louise Evelina (1877-1958), heiress and preservationist, was... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 131483
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Liberal Government and Naval Policy.
London : 1912First edition, this copy "rubber hand-stamped '15' in the upper right-hand corner of the cover," and therefore one of those disbound from the collections bound up as Pamphlets and Leaflets for 1912 (Cohen). In early March, Churchill had circulated to the Cabinet and to the King a memorandum "in which he stated bluntly the full implications of the German... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 143412
LIARDET, Francis. Friendly Hints to the Young Naval Lieutenant.
London : 1858First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Vice Admiral Sir B. W. Walker Bart K. C. B. With the Authors kind regards, and as a small mark of respect to a first rate officer. Royal Hospital Greenwich 5th June 1858" to the front free endpaper.
Sir Baldwin Wake Walker (1802-1876) was Surveyor and later comptroller of the Royal... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 139741
DE LA GRAVIÈRE, Captain E. Jurien. Sketches of the Last Naval War.
London : 1848First edition. Surprisingly impartial account, essentially a life of Nelson, originally published in the Revue des Deux Mondes. Jurien de la Gravière entered the navy in 1828 at 16, during the Crimean War he held a command in the Black Sea; in the Second War of Italian Independence he conducted a close blockade of Austrian ports on the Adriatic;... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 37738
JAMES, William. A Reply to A Brief Statement
London : 1824First edition. The third volume of James's great naval history had been published in 1823. Lord William Fitzroy, outraged at James's account of his actions as commander of HMS Aeolus in 1805, and at James's condemnation of Fitzroy's decision not to engage with the French frigate Didon, published a bitter rebuttal. This is James's equally bitter counter... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 126874
JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain.
London : [after 1817]First edition, with later issue plates, of this magnificent publication, illustrating the high-water mark of Britain's maritime hegemony, and the apogee of the coloured aquatint. As Roger Quarm, curator of pictures at the National Maritime Museum remarked: "As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years it has no precedent. At no... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 102750
BATTLE OF LEPANTO. Relatione della giornata delle Scorciolare, fra l'armata Turchesca, & Christiana alli sette d'Ottobre 1571.
Rome : First edition of this rare account of the celebrated battle in which a coalition of Mediterranean states, partly under the legendary commander Mathurin Romegas, defeated the Turkish fleet off Lepanto in October 1571. Lepanto was the last major naval battle in the Mediterranean fought entirely between galleys and represented a significant defeat for... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 90899
MARRYAT, Frederick. [Works] Author's Limited Edition.
Boston : [c.1898]Author's Limited Edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies, of which this is number 165. The volumes have individual undated titles, and introductions by W. L. Courtney variously dated 1896 to 1898. Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 48358
TURK, Gerbrand & L.C. Rovers. Verslag van den Ingenieur 1ste Klasse der Marine G. Turk en den Luitenant ter Zee 1ste Klasse L.C. Rovers betreffende hunne reis naar eenige Rijks- en particuliere werven en inrichtingen in Duitschland en Rusland in 1888.
Amsterdam : 1888First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just two locations on WorldCat both in the Netherlands - Haagse Defensiebibliothek and Het Legermuseum, Delft. Classified "Geheim" - secret - this report gathers Turk and Rovers' technical observations from a tour of naval shipyards through Germany - Wilhelmshaven, Bremen and Kiel; Poland - Stettin and Elbing;... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 124552
GRIFFITHS, Anselm John. Observations on some Points of Seamanship;
Cheltenham : 1824First edition. Uncommon, Library Hub lists BL, National Museums Scotland, Cardiff and NLW for this edition, WorldCat adds nine further copies including NMM, NYPL, and the US Navy Department Library. A wide-ranging guide on matters naval intended to "assist the rising officer in forming correct conclusions" (preface), it was first published at the expense... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139310
MAHAN, Alfred Thayer. Major Operations of the Royal Navy, 1762-1783.
1898First edition, just three copies on WorldCat - Harvard, University of Portland, Naval War College, Rhode Island. Consists of sheets of Mahan's chapter from Clowes' monumental history of the British Navy, bound up with a US-printed title page. A revised edition was published by Little, Brown in 1913, but the present issue was not recorded by Mahan's... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 60710
CORBETT, Julian. The Colonel and his Command.
1896Offprint of an interesting article in which the eminent naval historian discusses the origins of the rank of colonel. Loosely inserted clipping of Spenser Wilkinson's Morning Post review of Corbett's Some Principles of Maritime Strategy. Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 63784
LESTOCK, Richard, & Thomas Mathews. [Collection of 10 pamphlets relating to the controversy concerning the battle of Toulon.]
London : 1744-5First editions. An interesting selection of publications offering insight into this perfect exemplar of the eighteenth-century naval controversy, questions of ship-handling, the interpretation of signals, and personality clashes, all overlaid by matters of patronage. "Lestock's name will always be connected with the battle of Toulon (11 February 1744).... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 67755
HANCOCK, Samuel Edward, Acting Carpenter. Ledger book containing 30 large ink and water-colour detail drafts of warship construction.
Devonport : 1904-5A wonderful insight into naval construction and shipyard practice at the outset of the Anglo-German naval arms race, "formally" initiated with the launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906. The drawings constituted part of Hancock's training process, similar to the technical drawings, maps and drafts commonly found in a middy's journal book, but here the craft... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 133180
ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Naval Sketches of the War in California.
New York : 1939First edition, first printing, one of 1,000 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by Roosevelt on title page, "Franklin D. Roosevelt, for Robert M. Morgenthau". Morgenthau (b.1919) is the son of Roosevelt's friend and Secretary of the Treasury during Roosevelt's presidency, Henry Morgenthau, Jr (1891-1967). At the time of presentation Robert Morgenthau,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 119149
SCHETKY, John Christian. Reminiscences of the Veterans of the Sea.
London : 1867First and only edition. Decidedly uncommon, Library Hub cites copies at five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, NMM, RA, V&A, National Trust - Wimpole Hall); WorldCat adds just three further locations, all in the United States (Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, Newberry, and New York Historical Society). No copies recorded... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116744
BEATSON, Robert. Naval and Military Memoirs of Great Britain,
London : 1804Second edition, the first, published in 1790, was in three volumes, this continues the account down to the conclusion of the War of Independence, "Particularly useful for the army's campaigns in America" (Bruce). Beatson saw early service at Rochefort in 1758, and at Martinique and Guadeloupe. On his father's death he came into an inheritance and concentrated... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 70850
LAUGHTON, John Knox. The Nelson Memorial.
1896First edition, number 16 of 100 Large Paper copies on Arnold's Paper. Attractively produced study by the noted naval historian, an attempt "to describe some of the influences which tended to form Nelsons' character " (Preface). Crested bookplate of the industrialist Frank Reddaway to the front pastedown. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 87975
COP, H. & Jacobus Simon van Veen. Rapport van de ingenieurs der 2de klasse van de marine H. Cop en J.S. van Veen, betreffende hunne reis door Engeland tot het bezoeken van eenige marine- en particuliere etablissementen van scheepsbouw in 1885.
Amsterdam & Hellevoetsluis : 1885First and only edition, classified "Geheim" - Secret - this copy No. 8 of an unknown limitation. Inevitably uncommon, WorldCat records solely the copy in the Haagse Defensiebibliothek. Report by two Dutch marine engineers, Cop and Van Veen, from their tour of inspection of cruisers at the Marine Department of the International Inventions Exhibitions... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 126946
ROUPPE, Louis. [NAVAL MEDICINE.] De morbis navigantium, liberus unus.
Leiden : 1764First edition of this work on the diseases incidental to seamen, a considerably expanded edition of author's thesis published at Leiden in 1762. Louis Rouppe (1729-1780) travelled much in the West-Indies as a naval physician aboard the Princess Carolina vessel for the Dutch West Indische Companie. This work, published in Latin, is often considered the... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 132861
MILLER, Francis H. Memorandum as to the Origin of Naval Uniform.
London : 1884First editions of these uncommon works, this example with a neat contemporary list of Secretaries of the Admiralty from 1807 to 1849 loosely inserted. The two works collected here trace the development of the uniforms of the Royal Navy from the earliest recorded warrant granted by James I in 1604 to the revision of the Uniform Regulations issued in... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 142967
MELVILLE, Herman. White Jacket; or, the World in a Man-of-War.
London : 1850First edition, first issue, of Melville's emblematic fifth novel, which did much to influence the congressional prohibition of naval flogging in September 1850. Copies of the first issue are notably rare in any state, and exceptionally so with the original cloth in such a fine state of preservation.
The British edition, preceding its American... Learn More£60,000.00
Stock Code: 138349
JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.
London : [after 1835]First edition, later state. First issued in 1817, the work sold slowly, which led Jenkins to issue copies as demand necessitated. The earliest copies of this book have the text printed on paper watermarked 1812 and 1816; this copy is printed on paper watermarked 1835. An attractively bound copy of this magnificent illustration of the high-water mark... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 94719
(NELSON.) BEATTY, William. Authentic Narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson:
London : 1807First edition. Beatty was the naval surgeon "who attended Nelson after he received his fatal wound, and performed the autopsy" (ODNB). He wrote this account for Clark and M'Arthur's monumental Life "but it was published in this form because of 'the length of time which must necessarily elapse before so extensive and magnificent a Publication can be... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 85686
KANE, Elisha Kent. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition
Philadelphia : 1856First Edition. Elisha Kent Kane (1820-1857) was a U.S. naval surgeon and had accompanied Grinnell on his first arctic expedition that set out in 1850. During this second expedition the party reached 8010'N, then a "farthest north" record. The rigour of the journey caused his death soon after publication. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 100141
JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.
London : [after 1817]First edition, early issue, of this magnificent publication, the apogee of the coloured aquatint, illustrating the high-water mark of Britain's maritime hegemony. "As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years it has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints.... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 115370
WORLD WAR I - CLOSE, Albert (cartographer). [Three maps:] The British Empire at Bay on the Western Front. A visualised map compiled by Albert Close [with:] Index to British War Cemeteries [with:] The Naval War Chart of the North Sea. Compiled by Albert Close.
London : 1922-23A group of three very scarce, imposing and fascinating maps, the principal two covering in remarkable detail the complexities of the Great War on the Western Front and in the North Sea, compiled by the Canadian-born cartographer Albert Close. The Western Front map (dated 15 January 1923 and November 1923) - published as a companion piece to the Naval... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 122291
NELSON, Horatio, Viscount Nelson - CHARNOCK, John. Biographical Memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson, &c. &c. &c.
London : 1806First edition of the first significant post-Trafalgar life of Nelson (the frontispiece is dated 7 January 1806), attractively presented here in the original boards. Charnock was prompted to write his biography by Nelson's "teacher, friend, and correspondent" (ODNB) Captain William Locker ("by him the present work was suggested"): "the information and... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 116665
CHAPELLE, Howard I. The History of American Sailing Ships.
New York : 1935First edition, limited issue, number 115 of 121 copies signed by the author, and with a real etching signed by George C. Wales as frontispiece. Chapelle was Senior Historian in the Department of Science and Technology at the Smithsonian Institution, and was internationally renowned for his knowledge of the naval architecture of America in the era of... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 74438
FLAGS - FISHER, Henry. A Display of the Naval Flags of All Nations.
London : 1833Uncommon early ninetenenth-century flag reference. Library Hub locates a single copy of an earlier Fisher edition at the V & A, WolrdCat offers 6 locations for various editions between 1827 and 1840, and NAM have a copy of the present edition. Attractive compilation of British ensigns, together with national, state, port and trading company flags. Two... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142581
FLEMING, Ian. You Only Live Twice.
London : 1964First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his proof-reader for this title: "To Alan To reread! from, Ian." Alan Ross, a former naval officer, was a literary friend of Ann Fleming. Ross was one of the first to review Casino Royale favourably, in the Times Literary Supplement, a review which Fleming kept on his desk... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 122645
HMS DREADNOUGHT. Visit of Colonial Premiers and the Houses of Parliament to Portsmouth.
London : 1907First and sole edition of each work. Printed in very small numbers "not for publication" but intended for bestowal to visiting dignitaries and Admiralty officials, these handsomely produced souvenir volumes are therefore extremely scarce, this pair in very smart presentation bindings.
Dreadnought was launched on 10 February 1906 and at a stroke... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141982