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HARRISON, John. The Case of Mr. John Harrison [drop-head and docket title].
[London] : 1773A rare and significant survival, this is the third of three editions published, the first undated in 1767, and another in 1770 (though no extant copy of that printing is recorded). This third was published the year before Harrison was awarded most of the prize offered under the terms of the 1714 Longitude Act, and indeed may never have been issued;... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 94021
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [Drop-head title:] The Fighting Line.
London : 1916First edition, only printing. Cohen's bibliography states: "the pamphlet does not appear to have sold well and, although it may have continued to appear in Macmillan catalogues as late as 1924 or early 1925, most, if not all, unsold copies, were, in fact, destroyed in 1918" (vol. I, p. 196). Martin Gilbert asserts that 5,000 copies were printed (Winston... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 127608
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
MEDINA, Pedro de. Regimiento de navegacion.
Seville : 1552Very rare first edition of Medina's great navigational treatise, an appealing copy in contemporary vellum. Praised for its fine woodcuts, which are among the earliest to depict man's use of astrolabes, the Regimiento offers the essentials of seamanship in a practical format, and was intended for ship-born pilots; Francis Drake carried a copy during... Learn More£225,000.00
Stock Code: 139149
MEIBOM, Marcus. De Fabrica triremium liber.
Amsterdam : 1671First and only edition of this uncommon treatise on ancient shipbuilding, drawn from classical and Biblical sources, illustrated with a beautiful, etched frontispiece by de Hooghe. Born in Tönningen, Schleswig-Holstein, around 1630, Meibom was a Danish philologist and polymath scholar probably best known for his work on music in antiquity. His Antiquae... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 67473
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Thoughts and Adventures.
London : 1932First edition, first impression. The second volume of Churchill's autobiographical writings, covering his early political career, the battle of Sidney Street, a near silence on Gallipoli, service on the Western Front, the negotiation of the Irish settlement, thoughts on the "Mass effects of modern life" and life "Fifty years hence". A collection of... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 109106
ALTROCK, Paul von. Tagebuch - a middy's journal book of cruises in the SMSs Charlotte, 1897-8 and Moltke 1898-9 - Baltic, Russia, Atlantic, Caribbean.
Kiel and at Sea : 1897-9A meticulously maintained and well preserved journal of cruises on two German naval training ships in appealing locations and at interesting times, with numerous excellent illustrations: a splendid exemplar.
In June 1897 Paul von Altrock joined the Charlotte, the last sailing warship built for Germany, when she was overhauled and recommissioned... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 133188
COLLIER, William Bell & Page Blackwood. Unusual personal photograph album of ship- and boat-building projects.
San Francisco, CA, Norfolk, VA & Portsmouth, NH : 1891-1924Highly appealing album showing various craft designed and built by naval architect William B. Collier (1869-1951) working both privately with his brother Page (1871-1913), and for the U.S. Navy. The vessels range in scale from steam launches and motorboats built by the brothers and trialed on Clear Lake, California in the 1890s to the USS Olympia, Admiral... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 133169
SASSOON, Siegfried. The War Poems.
London : 1919First edition, first impression. Collects a number of the author's best known war poems and much previously unpublished work. This in many ways is Sassoon's key poetical statement on the war. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119624
DUNANT, Jean Henry. Un souvenir de Solferino.
Geneva : 1862First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a blank before the half-title: "Monsieur Albert Dunant de la part de l'auteur", apparently in a secretarial hand. An excellent familial association: Albert Dunant was a state councillor for the canton of Geneva; this copy also carries his attractive etched bookplate and official autograph... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 110889
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.
London : 1902New and revised edition. "Overcoming the objections of Kitchener, the commander-in-chief of the expeditionary force, Churchill obtained a temporary posting with the 21st lancers, and arrived in the Sudan in time to take part in the celebrated cavalry charge at the battle of Omdurman (2 September 1898), in which the regiment galloped by accident into... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 33021
DASSIÉ, F. Le Pilote Expert.
Havre de Grace : 1683First edition. Uncommon, WorldCat locates copies at BnF, BL, Newberry, Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek, Paris Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, and the University of Rostock only. No copies recorded at auction. A comprehensive manual of marine navigation including a glossary of navigational terms, methods of establishing longitude, the... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 90835
JUKES, J. Beete. Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly, commanded by Captain F. P. Blackwood, R.N.
London : 1847First edition, first issue, of this "very important voyage" (Hill), commissioned by the Admiralty to survey the Torres Strait, the hazardous Great Barrier Reef, and various regions in New Guinea. The expedition was the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission. Blackwood's directions were so "accurate that many appear on maps... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 94462
AYROUARD, Jacques. Recueil de plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades et de quelques Cartes particulières de la Mer Méditerranée,
[Paris or Marseille?] : 1732-46First 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 on rocks and reefs, and... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 106965
JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain.
London : [after 1817]First edition, with later issue plates, of this magnificent publication. The battle scenes, after the distinguished marine artist Thomas Whitcombe, illustrating the high-water mark of Britain's maritime hegemony, represent the apogee of the coloured aquatint. The key consideration for collectors is the quality of the colouring, which is extremely good... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 102750
DUPUGET, Edme-Jean-Antoine. Essay sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie dans la Guerre de Campagne et dans celle des Sieges.
1767A handsome and highly interesting manuscript. The first published edition was issued by Arckstée & Merkus in Amsterdam in 1771, credited to "un Officier du Corps," the author previously identified by Barbier as Edme-Jean-Antoine Du Puget. Du Puget (1742-1802) was a member of an old aristocratic family from Bresse and was introduced to the corps by... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 41080
THOMAS, George - FRANCKLIN, William. Military Memoirs of Mr. George Thomas,
Calcutta : 1803The Calcutta quarto, the true first edition preceding the London octavo edition by two years. Memoirs of the Irish freelance who became self-declared "dictator in all the countries belonging to the Sikhs south of the Sutlej". A handsome production.
Born in Tipperary, Thomas arrived in Madras in 1781, possibly as a deserter from the Royal Navy.... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 113334
AH FONG PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO. The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937; [together with:] The Sino-Japanese Hostilities Shanghai 1937. Index.
Shanghai & Wei-Hai-Wei : 1937First edition of the complete set of 200 silver gelatin photographs issued by the Ah Fong Photography Studio, recording the brutal siege and conquest of Shanghai by the Japanese at the opening of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 111970
BOAT-BUILDING - SMITH, Christopher Columbus, & Jay W. & John Edwin Clifford (sales manager). Chris-Craft.
Algonac, MI : 1930An extremely rare survival, a dealer's deluxe showroom catalogue for Chris-Craft motor boats covering the complete range - from their highly popular mahogany Runabouts to cabin and stateroom cruisers. The accompanying promotional sales letters explain that these volumes were costly to produce, and, as stock changed, additional images would be sent to... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 132983