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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
CHINA. Second Opium War.An enthralling and richly detailed journal of a decade at sea with the US Navy during the 1850s, recording back-to-back cruises on three sloops-of-war, seeing action in three different arenas: on the Cyane, which shelled Greytown, Nicaragua (1854), the Preble during the Paraguay Expedition (1858) - a flexing of muscle by the US Navy that concluded peaceably... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 127365
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
WORLD WAR II; SHIPBUILDING. Photographic Archive of Dravo Corporation ship launches during World War II.
Wilmington, DE & Pittsburgh, PA : 1942-5A remarkable archive of 113 silver gelatin photographs chronicling the launches of the complete range of vessels produced by the company during the war years - Destroyer Escorts (DE), Landing Ship Tanks (LST), Landing Ship Medium (LSM), Minelayers, Submarine Chasers, Barges, and even floating dry-docks. Many of the images include group portraits of... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136238
DOWNEY, Thomas. Naval Poems.
London : 1813First edition, highly uncommon; this a most attractive copy in the original boards. Downey notes his "Pleasures of the Naval Life" is 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". Remarkable, as Downey suffered many privations while... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 42970
NELSON, Horatio, Viscount Nelson. Unusual mourning locket.
?London : 1805Elegantly worked mourning piece produced in the aftermath of the death of Nelson. The imagery is highly a propos and evocative, a young midshipman sits in a wooded glade, deep in thought in front of a memorial to the fallen hero: Britain's glorious naval tradition secure in the hands of the rising generation.
A profound wave of grief swept a... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 129259
MANDELA, Nelson. Signed ANC and Robben Island documents.
South Africa : 1963-1993Five pieces of documentation, each signed and dated by Nelson Mandela at the request of his old African National Congress comrade Natvaral 'Natoo' Babenia (1924-1999). Babenia was recruited as a saboteur in the early days of the ANC's armed wing, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) - The Spear of the Nation - co-founded by Mandela in 1961; and the two were fellow... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 141520
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
MALLETT, Alfred J. Small naval archive including original notice board announcement of VJ Day from submarine HM Submarine Terrapin.
1927-1962Slight and slightly scruffy, this nevertheless remains an evocative assemblage of documents from an extraordinarily long and highly distinguished naval career. Perhaps the "star" item being the two-page "Notice Board Copy", pencil on naval message pad, of the announcement of VJ Day from the submarine Terrapin, which was at that point returning via Suez... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142705