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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
DE LA GRAVIÈRE, Captain E. Jurien. Sketches of the Last Naval War.
London : 1848First edition of this surprisingly impartial account, essentially a life of Nelson, originally published in the Revue des Deux Mondes. Edmond Jurien de la Gravière (1812-1892) was the son of Admiral Pierre Roch Jurien de la Gravière, who served throughout the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
Edmond entered the navy in 1828 at 16, during... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 37738
FRUNEAU, René. Collection of six scarce works on navigation, hydrography, meteorology, and astronomy published at Nantes.
Nantes : 1829-33First editions of a group of rather eccentric theoretical papers on a range of matters maritime by an "ancien marin Nantaise", based in his experiences as a ship's captain in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. In his introduction to the first "opuscule" Fruneau insists that he is not seeking patronage (Certes! l'intérêt ni autres motifs n'ont... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 67938
SERRES, Dominick, & John Thomas. Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing.
London : 1805-6First edition. An excellent copy of probably the grandest English naval aquatint book, eight of the plates here being coloured, in Abbey's copy only plate XVII was coloured. Dominick and John Thomas Serres were father and son. The father was born at Auch in Gascony, and educated at the famous Benedictine academy in Douai, being intended for the clergy.... Learn More£16,500.00
Stock Code: 63304
COOK, John, & John Maule. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
London : 1789First edition. Uncommon. Reprints in full the original grants of William and Mary for the establishment of the Hospital, and offers a detailed description of the building works, and the finished structure, accompanied by a spectacular folding engraved plate of a river view taken from a drawing by Thomas Lancey. Lancey was placed at the Hospital school... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 85988
FRANCIS, Joseph. The Life Saving Appliances of Joseph Francis.
No place : 1887First edition. Uncommon, WorldCat records just 4 copies - US Coast Guard Academy, Smithsonian, NYPL, and Texas Tech. Francis's name was extremely well-known in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, but his fame waned with the frequency of maritime disasters. He devoted his life to the invention of maritime life-saving devices, his most famous... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 68595
CUNYNGHAME, Sir Arthur Thurlow. An Aide-de-Camp's Recollections of Service in China, a Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to other Islands in the Chinese Seas.
London : 1844First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Cunynghame "From the author, to Dr. Heldermaier" on the half-title of the first volume: Dr Heldermaier is recorded as the headmaster of Worksop School in Nottinghamshire. Cunynghame (1812-1884), the son of a Scottish baronet and the illegitimate daughter of Edward Thurlow, the lord chancellor, was commissioned... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 112176
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
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
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
TITANIC. Three Special Numbers of The Shipbuilder; Mauretania, Olympic and Titanic, and Aquitania.
Newcastle-on-Tyne and London : 1907-1914"The Shipbuilder, a Quarterly Magazine devoted to Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering and Allied Industries", was first published in 1904 as the "Mid-Tyne Link", and continued with minor variations of title, up to 1964, encompassing 682 issues, establishing itself as the journal of record for the industry. Original copies of perhaps the three most important... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 93891
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
JANE, Fred. T. All the World's Fighting Ships.
London : 1901First edition of the fourth year of Jane's most famous and longest-running work, the first edition to be illustrated from photographs. Extremely uncommon, this a very well-preserved copy. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 119231
(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
TUPINIER, Jean Marguerite, Baron. Observations on the Dimensions of the Ships of the Line and Frigates in the French Navy.
London : 1830First edition in English of a French study which first appeared in the Annales Maritimes in 1822, "it was also printed by order of the French Government at the Royal press, for distribution among its own functionaries" (translator's preface). In emulation of this principle of limited distribution, a note verso of the title reads, "It is requested that... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 102411
(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
BRITISH NAVY. The Cruise of the "Agamemnon".
Plymouth : 1869First and sole edition of this compilation of Times newspaper articles documenting the voyage of HMS Agamemnon to lay the Atlantic Telegraph Company's first transatlantic telegraph cable. This work, which was published for private distribution, is now notably uncommonly, with just one copy traced institutionally worldwide, that held... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 142947
SUEZ CANAL - VETCH, James. Inquiry into the Means of Establishing a Ship Navigation between the Mediterranean and Red Seas.
London : 1843First edition. Uncommon, this copy inscribed "from the Author" to the Institute of Civil Engineers on the title page. Vetch was a Royal Engineers officer who served in the Peninsular War and from 1819 to 1823 was employed on the Ordnance Survey, surveying in Ireland, Orkney and the Shetlands. Subsequently he worked for the Birmingham and Gloucester... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 143835
EDMUNDS, Henry (comp.) Extracts, from the several Treaties subsisting between Great Britain and other Kingdoms and States,
London : 1758Third edition, in a decidedly distinguished binding, in the style of Jonas Hanway's first binder, possibly executed for a member of the Admiralty.
The third edition - preceded by those of 1741 and 1747 - was issued against the background of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) and updated to take into account the latest maritime treaties: with Algiers... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 121023
EDYE, John. Calculations relating to the Equipment, Displacement, etc. of Ships and Vessels of War.
London : 1832First edition of this important work; a handsome copy bearing a splendidly apposite naval provenance: from the library of Admiral Sir William Parker (1781-1866), the front cover with his name stamped in gilt, the verso of the front free endpaper carrying his pencilled ownership inscription, "W. Parker, 1835".
Parker was an ally of John Edye's... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139920
CAMPBELL, John. Lives of the British Admirals:
1812-17Best Edition, down to the Expedition against Algiers in 1816. Campbell's work, originally published between 1742 and 1744, was subsequently revised, expanded, and condensed in various editions issued up to a hundred years after his death in 1775.
"A man of untiring industry and considerable accomplishment, Campbell is described as gentle in manner... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 40293
(JERVIS, John, earl of St. Vincent.) TUCKER, Jedediah Stephens. Memoirs of Admiral The Right Hon. The Earl of St. Vincent.
London : 1844First edition, compiled from the papers of St. Vincent's personal secretary, Benjamin Tucker (1762-1829) by his son, Jedediah Tucker. John Jervis (1735-1823) ran away to join the navy at the age of 13, entering as an able seaman aboard the 50-gun Gloucester in January 1749. He swiftly rose through the ranks and was made admiral of the blue... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 122266
NELSON, Horatio, Viscount Nelson - NICOLAS, Sir Nicholas Harris (ed.) The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson.
London : 1845-6Second edition of the first volume, with additional letters and notes, first editions of other volumes. The essential starting point for any attempt to understand either the mercurial personality or instinctive tactical genius of Nelson, and never superseded.
"This is the standard work of reference for Nelson's correspondence and is the principal... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 106758
CRAWFORD, Abraham, Captain. Reminiscences of a Naval Officer, during the Late War.
London : 1851First edition. Crawford entered the navy in 1800 as a first class volunteer on board HMS Diamond "in which he assisted in the capture of many of the enemy's ships, armed and otherwise" (O'Byrne). He transferred to the Immortalité and later Clyde, frigates, under Admiral Owen as a midshipman "and appears to have been almost daily in action from June... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 103566
MACKAY, Andrew. The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea or Land:
London : 1793First edition of this important and scarce work. The Scottish teacher of navigation, Andrew Mackay (1758-1809), "corrected the latitude of Aberdeen, estimated the longitude by comparing timings of Jovian satellite phenomena with Greenwich, and rated chronometers. Meantime he earned his living teaching mathematics, geography, navigation with lunars,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 119448
[BRASSEY, Sir Thomas.] In the "Sunbeam" R.Y.S.
[London] : First and sole edition of this scarce pamphlet, Library Hub citing just two locations among British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Cambridge), WorldCat adds only San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park; Brassey's compliments slip (dated June 1914) loosely inserted.
Brassey (1836-1918) concludes his breezy narrative with a chapter... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 128616
FLAGS - NORIE, John William. To the Right Honourable the Master Wardens, Elder Brethren of the Trinity House. This Plate Descriptive of the Maritime Flags of all the Nations, Is most Respectfully Dedicated by their Obliged & humble Servt.
London : 1835An appealing contemporary presentation of this wonderful vexillological reference. Originally issued by William Heather in 1800, the sheet was reissued in an updated version by Norie after he took over the business on Heather's death, Norie had worked for Heather since 1797. Library Hub and WolrdCat list only BL for Heather's original edition. Wonderful... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 142564
POUCHOT DE CHANTASSIN, Claude-Michel, & Joseph-Jacques Le Maire. A New Voyage to the East-Indies in the Year 1690 and 1691.
London : 1696First editions in English. The first part is a translation of Pouchot de Chantassin's Relation du Voyage et Retour des Indes Orientales pendant les Années 1690 & 1691. Par un Garde de la Marine Servant sur le Bord de Monsieur Duquesne (Paris, 1692). His name is not given in this translation, but appears in the privilege to the French edition. "The... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 80264
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
GUMBLE, Thomas. The Life of General Monck, Duke of Albermarle, &c. with Remarks upon his Actions.
London : 1671First edition. Thomas Gumble (1626-1676), who had served as his subject's private chaplain, here offers a unique insight into the life of one of the great military figures of the age: George Monck had fought as the Commonwealth's commander but with the Restoration became Captain-General and the king's admiral. "Though his only literary work, this biography... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139834
[LA ROQUE, Jean de.] A Voyage to Arabia Foelix through the Eastern Ocean and the Streights of the Red-Sea, being the First made by the French in the Years 1708, 1709, and 1710.
London : 1732Second and preferred edition in English of "one of the first accounts of Yemen" (Arcadian Library), first published in English in 1726 (as A Voyage to Arabia the Happy) following its original appearance in French in 1716. La Roque's father, a Marseilles merchant, had travelled with Jean de la Haye's Turkish embassy of 1639-41, then on to the Levant... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117611
STUART, General Sir Charles. Letter Book of correspondence with Admiral Duckworth during the retaking of Minorca, 1798-9.
Mahon : 1798-9It is rare indeed that British Military History throws up a general who seriously could be considered as an exemplar of Sun Tzu's Sage Commander. And it is perhaps not particularly surprising, in view of the generally sanguinary tendencies of the historians of the British Army, that his greatest feat "being bloodless, has been absolutely forgotten"... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 120807
REID, William. The Progress of the Development of the Law of Storms, and of the Variable Winds.
London : 1849First edition of army officer and meteorologist Sir William Reid's (1791-1858) second book on storms.
In 1838, "Reid published his Attempt to Develop the Law of Storms by Means of Facts, the title of which roundly declared rejection of theoretical positions. For this he was made CB in 1838 and fellow of the Royal Society (with Herschel... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 118129
(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
STEUART, Hew. A Plan of Mathematical Learning taught in the Royal Academy, Portsmouth.
Portsmouth : 1796A nicely finished example of the illustrated manuscript course book required of graduates of the Royal Naval Academy at Portsmouth. These meticulously produced, massive volumes offer excellent insights into the skill-set required of a prospective officer in the Nelsonian Era Royal Navy; this copy compiled by an officer who saw significant service during... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 134319
DOWNEY, Thomas. Naval Poems. Pleasures of the Naval Life, and the Battle of Trafalgar.
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
MAYNARD, Charles Clarkson Martin. The Murmansk Venture.
London : A presentation copy. Inscribed by the author to: "J. Sewell, With my thanks for help with the illustrations. Charles Maynard, Sept 1928". An account of the expedition by the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in North Russia from May 1918 to September 1919. The work is particularly useful for its detailed coverage of military operations throughout... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 73879
LECKY, Halton Stirling. The King's Ships - K-Z.
?London : c.1920Proofs of the continuation of Lecky's remarkable work of compilation The King's Ships, containing outline details of over 1700 ships and their engagements. Volumes I-III, covering A-J, had been published by Horace Muirhead, 1913-4, but publication of the concluding 3 volumes was suspended due to the outbreak of the First World War, and never resumed.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 83203
[HALE, Thomas &] Sir William PETTY. An Account of Several New Inventions and Improvements now Necessary for England, in a Discourse by Way of Letter to the Earl of Marlborough,
1691First edition. An impassioned, if sometimes diffuse, appeal for investment in England's maritime future, and the not entirely unrelated business interests of Messrs. Hale. A discursive essay which draws support for Hale's innovations from a wide variety of sources, technical and moral, from Phineas Pett to Galileo. Sir William Petty, whose Political... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 43068
NAVAL. The Cruise; a Poetical sketch, in Eight Cantos. By a Naval Officer.
London : 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, this an attractively presented tall copy.
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... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 67173
CLARKE, James Stanier, & John McArthur. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.
London : 1809First edition of "one of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Cannadine, p. 99); Lowndes notes that "1200 copies were subscribed for", this a handsome copy with an appealing maritime provenance. Clarke and McArthur's book is fittingly handsome, being printed by Thomas Bensley, one of the best printers of the day, on superior quality paper.... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 72337
PATTON, Philip. Strictures on Naval Discipline, and the Conduct of a Ship of War.
[c.1807]Extremely uncommon collection of the clear- and far-sighted memoranda on naval discipline of a long-serving sailor described by Lord Keith as this "deep-thinking and hard-fighting officer." This copy inscribed on the front pastedown, "From Patton to Mr. Ferguson?", the conclusion of the inscription erased.
A scattering of the individual papers... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 42976
DRINKWATER, John. A Narrative of the Proceedings of the British Fleet, Commanded by Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. in the Late Action with the Spanish Fleet, on the Fourteenth of February 1797, off Cape St. Vincent's.
London : 1797First edition of "one of the most important eye-witness accounts" of Jervis's famous victory (National Maritime Museum), at which Nelson so signally distinguished himself and was afterwards at pains to ensure that his role was emphasized, this book playing a key role in the creation of his legend; this is an attractive, well-margined copy of an uncommon... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143622
(PRIVATEERING; WEST INDIES.) Collection of 35 documents relating to Captain John McIver and the privateer Swallow.
c. 1796-97An outstanding and extraordinarily comprehensive tranche of documents, including impressive original Letters of Marque, relating to the British-built armed brig Swallow, a privateer out of Liverpool operating in the Caribbean under the experienced command of prize-master John McIver. The archive covers in remarkable breadth and detail the purchase,... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 133528
CLARKE, James Stanier, & John McArthur. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.
London : 1809First edition of "one of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Cannadine, p. 99); Lowndes notes that "1200 copies were subscribed for", this a handsome copy with an appealing maritime provenance. Clarke and McArthur's book is fittingly handsome, being printed by Thomas Bensley, one of the best printers of the day, on superior quality paper.... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 46705
BLANCHARD, Henry P. A Visit to Japan in 1860 on the U.S. Frigate "Hartford"
San Francisco : 1878First and only edition, uncommon just 11 copies on WorldCat, five of these in California, three at the University of California. Blanchard, an early American visitor to Japan, was a U.S. consul in China in the 1850s and was later based in San Francisco working as a merchant with interests in the China trade. This book is a collection of letters to his... Learn More£1,275.00
Stock Code: 129487
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The U-Boat Mastered - two galley-proofs for The Second World War, heavily emended in Churchill's hand.
London : 10 February & 19 April, 1950Working material towards Churchill's The Second World War is rarely encountered on the market: offered here is a revealing pair of galley proofs towards the section covering the climax of the war against the U-boats. This account was originally intended for Volume IV but was eventually incorporated into the first chapter of Volume V, The Closing of... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 88386
ANON. The Adventures of a Ship-Boy.
Leith : 1823First edition of this very scarce below-decks narrative, a highly interesting, richly detailed and colourful early example of working-class autobiography, this a most appealing tall copy in original boards. The background is the Gunboat War (1807-1814) between Denmark-Norway and the British Navy, so-named from the Scandinavian tactic of employing small... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 143283
MICHELOT, Henri. The Mediterranean Pilot:
London : 1715First English edition. Exceedingly uncommon, a single copy cited by Adams & Waters, at the Ministry of Defence, and only one other copy located in ESTC, Library Hub, and WorldCat, at Oxford. Not found in the National Maritime Museum's online catalogue.
This translation of Michelot's Le portulan de partie de la Mer Mediterranee (Marsailles, 1703)... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 125965
GOLF; JAPAN - WHITE, Cyril T. H. Commonplace book containing documents relating to cruises on the China Station and elsewhere.
1890-1906A naval officer's commonplace book from the last years of the 19th century containing rare ephemera, notably two printed documents of 1897 relating to the Hakodate Golf Club. These both predate the accepted date for the foundation of the "first golf club in Japan", at Kobe in 1901. Hakodate, on the northern island of Hokkaido, was the first Japanese... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117485
FUNCH, Diderich Hansteen. Afhandling om coffardiskibes construction.
Copenhagen : 1842-3First and only edition of this work on the construction of merchant ships written by the renowned royal Danish shipbuilder Diderich Hansteen Funch (1791-1856). Decidedly uncommon, just four locations on WorldCat, Royal Danish Library, BL, National Library of Sweden, and University of Leipzig Funch was master shipbuilder at the dockyards in Copenhagen,... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 126950
BOURDÉ [DE VILLEHUET, Jacques]. Manuel des Marins, ou Explication des Termes de Marine.
Lorient : 1773First edition. Born in St. Malo in 1732, Bourdé spent his entire career in the employ of the Compagnie des Indes based at Lorient. His reputation was made by the publication in 1765 of Le Manoeuvrier, which he had submitted for the approbation of the Academie des Sciences. An English translation was published in 1788 and Bourdé joined... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 42930
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
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
POUJADE, Jean. Documents d'Ethnographie Navale.
Paris : 1946-8First editions, all published. Uncommon. An excellent set of these important works of naval ethnography, forming a series on boat construction around the world. The series was planned as a supplement to Admiral François-Edmond Paris' famous Souvenirs de Marine Conservés , first published in 1877, the Fascicule Introductif including an index to Paris'... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 94734
DESBRIÈRE, Édouard. La Campagne Maritime de 1805: Trafalgar.
Paris : 1907First edition, decidedly uncommon. For his highly influential The Campaign of Trafalgar (1910), Sir Julian Corbett relied heavily on "the monumental works of Colonel Édouard Desbrière (1859-1924)," noting that his "debt to these volumes... is almost beyond recognition".
Corbett went on to remark that these works were "Projets et tentatives... Learn More£685.00
Stock Code: 72048
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
SEE, Horace. Some Sea Specialties.
New York : 1899First edition of what appears to be the first issue of this attractive and unusual promotional publication. Uncommon, three locations for this issue on WorldCat, Yale, Columbia and New York Historical Society, and two locations for short broken runs, NYPL with the present issue together with 1902 and 1906, and Texas A & M with 1900 Winter, 1901 Spring,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 105384
BACON, Francis. Considerations touching a Warre with Spaine.
1629First edition, uncommon, just a handful of copies at auction in the last 30 years. Written in 1624, this essay is dedicated to Charles I, as prince of Wales ("Your Maiestie hath an Imperiall name; It was a Charles that brought the Empire first into France; A Charles that brought it first into Spaine; Why should not Great Brittaine have his turne?"),... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 68486
ADMIRALTY. Regulations and Instructions.
London : 1927-9Scarce collected edition, comprising the original sheets, of these four handbooks all jointly issued by the Admiralty and the Board of Trade "for official use only". Scarce: just two copies of this iteration traced in libraries (Delft and The Hague); individually the texts are represented by six, five, seven and two copies respectively in libraries... Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 112348