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NAVAL

15785    A "Dug-Out" [Lieut.-Commander Stanley W. Coxon, RNVR] (With contributions by other members of the Dover Patrol)  Dover During the Dark Days        London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1919 ("On Active Service Series")   5” x 7¾”. [xv] + 297pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Blind-stamped blue cloth blocked in red, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine dull, head of spine frayed, a few  small indentations on front boards otherwise Very Good. £40.00  Naval History

16336     Bacon, Admiral Sir Reginald        The Jutland Scandal       London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d. [c.1925; 3rd Ed.]                4¾" x 7½". [xv] + 152pp, publisher's catalogue, diagrams. Black cloth, no d/j, covers marked, rubbed & dull, particularly the spine, slight spine  lean, previous owner's name inscribed in pencil on front free end-paper, edges lightly foxed otherwise Very Good.          £36.00  Naval History

16866    Bacon, Admiral Sir Reginald        The Dover Patrol 1915-1917          London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d. 6" x 9¼". [xxxiv, 643pp [paginated over two vols], 101 illustrations, 12 charts, 21 plans. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, cloth lifting in places,  corners bumped, offsetting to end-papers, edges dusty, previous owner's (Major Saward) name inscribed otherwise Very Good. A bright set.         £60.00  Naval History

13616     Bainton, Roy      Honoured By Strangers : The Life Of Captain Francis Cromie CB, DSO, RN : 1882-1918                Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 2002                6¼” x 9½”. [xvii] + 315pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New. From the dust-jacket: "For many years the story of Francis Cromie has been overshadowed by histories of the greater tragedy  found on the Western Front in World War I. Yet, like TE. Lawrence, Cromie's individual exploits reveal a classic British hero: noble, tenacious and beloved by all who served under him. Churchill called  him `a man of exceptional gifts'. Captain Francis Cromie became a submarine commander at the remarkably young age of 24. By this time he had already seen action in the Boxer Rebellion, received  the China Medal and had been mentioned in despatches. His compassion and care for his men had already gained him the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal, when he almost lost hislife attempting  to save a drowning sailor. In 1915 he was chosen to head a flotilla of submarines to attack German shipping in the Baltic Sea. Here,he achieved great success despite the hazardous nature of the  climate and the threat of the German navy. He was decorated three times by the Czar of Russia and received the DSO. During his three years in the Baltic he became fluent in Russian. He only  survived the difficulties of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 because of his consummate skills as a mediator and diplomat. His murder in the British Embassy in 1918 at the age of 37 remained a tragic  mystery for many years - until now. Roy Bainton's extensive researcheshave revealed why Cromie has previously been omitted from official histories of that difficult period. The circumstances  surrounding his murder exposed facts about his complex character, his relationship with the Bolsheviks and the British Establishment- and importantly the story uncovers the duplicity of the allies as  they struggled to formulate a reaction to the tidal wave of the Russian Revolution."          £12.00  Naval History

16750    Bean, C. E. W. [Charles Edwin Woodrow]               Flagships Three London: Alston Rivers Ltd, 1913 First Edition                5½" x 8¾". [xvi] + 339pp, frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, inner hinges cracked, end-papers browned, spine a little dull,  otherwise Very Good        £70.00  Naval History

16343     Beesly, Patrick   Room 40 : British Naval Intelligence 1914 - 1918  London: Hamish Hamilton, 1982 First Edition                5½" x 8¾". [xiii] + 338pp, illustrations. Black cloth blocked in silver, in a rubbed d/j, pages yellowed otherwise Very Good           £35.00  Naval History

15061     Blow, Michael    A Ship to Remember : The Maine and the Spanish-American War                New York: William Morrow and Co., 1992     6¼" x 9½". 496pp, illustrations, map as end-papers. Red boards with cloth backstrip in d/j, As New       £20.00  Naval History

15278    Bradford, Ernle The Mighty Hood : The Life and Death of the Royal Navy's Proudest Ship London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1959 5¼” x 8¼”. 224pp, illustrations, diagrams. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j otherwise Very Good                £20.00  Naval History

16849    Brodie, C. G.       Forlorn Hope 1915 : The Submarine Passage of the Dardanelles    London: Frederick Books, 1956       5½” x 8¾”. [ix] + 91pp. Blue cloth gilt in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j, bookplate, otherwise Very Good. Rare.                £125.00                Naval History

16997     Brown, Malcolm and Meehan, Patricia    Scapa Flow : The Reminiscences of men and women who served in Scapa Flow in the two World Wars            London: Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 1968       6" x 9½". 264pp, illustrations. Purple boards with cloth backstrip in a scuffed, torn and chipped d/j, page edges browned otherwise Very Good.                £30.00  Naval History

16967     Buchan, John     Naval Episodes of the Great War London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Limited, March 1938   5½" x 8". [xiii] + 325pp, portrait frontis, maps, illustrations. Green cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, covers rubbed, edges lightly foxed, old  School Prize bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise Very Good  £40.00  Naval History

14795     Buell, Thomas B.              The Quiet Warrior : A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance             Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1988 (Classics of Naval Literature) [2nd impression of this edition; first published 1974 by Little, Brown and subsequently in  1987 by the Naval Institute Press]   5½” x 8½”. [xxxvi] + 518pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine           £25.00  Naval History

16772     Bywater, H. C. and Ferraby, H. C.               Strange Intelligence : Memoirs of Naval Secret Service      London: Constable & Company, 1934 [first published 1931]              4¾" x 7½". [xi] + 299pp, fold-out map. Tan cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, backstrip soiled and faded, top edge of upper boards frayed, previous  owner's name inscribed, edges lightly foxed otherwise Good Plus              £36.00  Naval History

16444     Campbell, Rear-Admiral Gordon [Foreword by Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly; Illustrated by Photographs and with Sketches by Lieutenant J. E. Broome, RN]              My Mystery Ships             London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, n.d. [first published October 1928]     5¾" x 9". [xx] + 300pp, colour frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, head and tail of spine bumped, end-papers foxed,  previous owner's name inscribed and inked-out otherwise Very Good       £25.00  Naval History

14624     Cassells, Vic        For Those in Peril : a comprehensive listing of the ships and men of the RAN who have paid the supreme sacrifice in the wars of the twentieth century      Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo Press, 1995   5¾" x 8¾". 269pp, illustrations. Softback, Near Fine               £30.00  Naval History

15410     Corbett, Sir Julian S.       Some Principles of Maritime Strategy      London: Conway Maritime Press, 1972 [first published 1911] 5¾" x 9". [xvi] + 317pp. Softback, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good       £25.00  Naval History

16963     Cork & Orrery, Admiral of the Fleet, The Earl of   My Naval Life 1886-1941                London: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, 1943 [2nd Impression]          6" x 9¼". 208pp, portrait frontis, illustrations, map as end-papers. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, head and tail of spine frayed, produced to  War Economy Standard, edges dusty, otherwise Good. From the Preface: "This book sets out to give the story of my naval life -- and in doing so deals  with a period during which the changes introduced into the Navy far exceed those of any other half-century of its long history. The range covered may  be measured by the fact that whereas my service started in a masted ironclad which was completed in 1869, it finished in the "Nelson", the most  modern battleship with which we started the present war." Boyle was the name of the Earl of Cork & Orrey before he inherited the title. He was Naval  Attaché during Balkans War, then Arab Revolt 1915-17, Grand Fleet 1917-18, CinC Home Fleet 1934, Naval CinC Norway (1940).    £25.00  Naval History

10994    Cunningham of Hyndhope, Admiral of the Fleet Viscount               A Sailor's Odyssey           London: Hutchinson, 1951       6" x 9¼". 715pp, 46 photographs, 16 maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, front and rear inner hinges exposed, otherwise Good.                £12.00  Naval History

11424     Cunningham of Hyndhope, Admiral of the Fleet Viscount               A Sailor's Odyssey           London: Hutchinson, 1951       6" x 9¼". 715pp, 46 photographs, 16 maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, previous owner's label on front free end-paper, else Very Good     £18.00  Naval History

10653    Danielsson, Bengt            What Happened on the Bounty   London: Readers Union/George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1963       5" x 8¼". 221pp, map. Green cloth, no d/j, corners bumped, spine cocked, else Very Good £6.00    Naval History

11105     Domville-Fife, Charles W. [Ed.]  Evolution of Sea Power : studies of modern naval warfare and the effect of evolution on the basis and employment of Sea Power         London: Rich & Cowan, Ltd, 1939              6" x 9¼". 258pp, ills, map. Blue cloth, no d/j, spine faded, some spotting to edges, else Very Good            £18.00  Naval History

16778    Etienne [Commander Stephen King-Hall]              A Naval Lieutenant 1914-1918     London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1919 Second Edition        5” x 7½”. [xiv] + 260pp, frontispiece, illustrations, plans, folding map, publisher’s catalogue. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, corners bumped,  front inner hinge cracked otherwise Very Good. The Naval War and the part played by HMS Southampton which was in action against the German  forces on four occasions.                £80.00 Naval History

12305    Farago, Ladislas               The Broken Seal : The dramatic story of Operation Magic and the Pearl Harbour (sic) disaster London: Mayflower, 1969              4¼” x 7”. 415pp. Paperback, page edges browned, spine creased, well-used, otherwise Fair/Good       £2.00    Naval History

16425     Fayle, C. Ernest Seaborne Trade Volume I : The Cruiser Period [History of the Great War based on Official Documents by Direction of the Historical Section of the C. I.  D.]  London: John Murray, 1920         5½" x 9". [xvii] + 442pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, spine dull, covers marked and rubbed, head of spine snagged, inner hinges cracked, edges dusty,  bookplate of Chatham Dockyard Trust on front pastedown, otherwise Good Plus     £225.00                Naval History

16828    Fayle, C. Ernest Seaborne Trade Volume I : The Cruiser Period [History of the Great War based on Official Documents by Direction of the Historical Section of the C. I.  D.]  London and Nashville: The Imperial War Museum in association with The Battery Press, 1997 [a reprint of the 1920 edition]     5½” x 8¾”. [xvii] + 442pp. Original blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], front cover slightly bowed, ex-Imperial War Museum with usual markings,  otherwise Very Good.                £45.00  Naval History

14474     Galantin, Admiral I. J. [U.S.N. (Ret)]       Take Her Deep! A Submarine Against Japan in World War II                London: Unwin Hyman Ltd, 1988 [1st English edition]    6¼” x 9¼”. [xviii] + 262pp, illustrations, map as end-papers. Black cloth gilt in d/j, Fine            £25.00  Naval History

15414     Gannon, Michael              Operation Drumbeat : the Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks along the American Coast in World War II             New York: Harper & Row, 1990  6¼" x 9½". [xxi] + 490pp, illustrations, maps. Grey boards in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good Plus. ‘Operation Drumbeat’ was the  code for the first German submarine assault against the United States in WW2. The book focuses on U-123, the first successful submarine in the  assault force, and on her commander, Reignhard Hardegan, who sank 19 ships on two American patrols. Also covered are the other ‘Drumbeat’ U- boats, two of which operated in Canadian waters in the first 6 months of 1942. The U-boats sank nearly 400 ships in Navy protected waters off the  American East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean, at the cost of only six U-boats sunk.   £25.00  Naval History

15415     Gannon, Michael              Black May : The Epic Story of the Allies' Defeat of the German U-Boats in May 1943                New York: HarperCollins, 1998   6¼" x 9½". [xxviii] + 492pp, illustrations. Black boards in d/j, As New. This book tells the story of the month May 1943, when the Allies finally and  decisively gained the upper hand in the Battle of the Atlantic. In the course of that month the Allies sank 41 U-boats and damaged another 37 and  Admiral Doenitz was forced to withdraw the surviving boats from the fray. It describes the hundreds of separate engagements that took place in the  course of the month in vivid detail, drawing on archive records as well as personal recollections from both sides.                 £25.00  Naval History

16113     Gordon, Andrew               The Rules of the Game : Jutland and British Naval Command        London: John Murray, 1997      6" x 9½". [xii] + 708pp, illustrations, charts. Red cloth in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good      £75.00  Naval History

16994     Hase, Commander Georg von      Kiel and Jutland               London: Skeffington & Son, n.d. [1921]    5½" x 8½". 233pp, frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers stained and worn, ex-Imperial War Museum, section of front free end-paper and  Half-Title removed, tanned pages, otherwise Good. Naval actions seen through the eyes of the Gunnery Officer of the "Derfflinger".         £40.00  Naval History

16669     Hay, Marley Fotheringham          Secrets of the Submarine               London: Skeffington and Son, Ltd, 1918  4¾” x 7¼”. [x] + 113pp, frontis, illustrations. Original printed paper wrappers, covers rubbed and chipped along edges, bookplate, edges & end-papers  lightly foxed otherwise Very Good               £25.00  Naval History

16940    Hirst, Lloyd [With a Preface by Admiral Sir Herbert W. Richmond]             Coronel and After             London: Peter Davies Limited, June 1934 [2nd imp.; first published May 1934]        5" x 7½". [xvi] + 278pp, maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, spine faded, otherwise Very Good.        £30.00  Naval History

16356     Hislam, Percival A.          The Admiralty of the Atlantic : An Enquiry into the Development of German Sea Power, Past, Present, and Prospective    London: Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd, 1908        5¾” x 9”. [xvi] + 214pp, frontispiece, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers worn, map missing, well-used overall.     £30.00  Naval History

16511     Hough, Richard The Great War at Sea 1914-1918  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983     6" x 9½". [xviii] + 353pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed and creased d/j, edges lightly foxed, otherwise Very Good                £30.00  Naval History

16633     Hurd, Archibald                The British Fleet in the Great War             London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1918                5½" x 8¾". [xxv] + 250pp. Blue cloth, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, head and tail of spine and corners bumped, gift inscription on front end-paper,  edges foxed and grubby otherwise Good Plus               £30.00  Naval History

10207    Hythe, Viscount [ed.]     The Naval Annual, 1913  Newton Abbot: David & Charles Reprints, 1970 [being a facsimile reprint of the 1913 edition originally published by J. Griffin & Co., Portsmouth]  6¼" x 10". 520pp, ills, plans. Light blue cloth in d/j. A few small creases in top of d/j, else near fine. A snapshot of the world's navies immediately  before the outbreak of the Great War. Articles include: "The Progress of Naval Aeronautics", "The Turco-Italian War", "The Dominions and Imperial  Defence", "The Personnel of the German Navy", etc.             £29.00  Naval History

16838    King-Hall, Commander Stephen A North Sea Diary 1914-1918        London: Newnes, n.d. [first published under the title "A Naval Lieutenant"]    5" x 7½". 252pp, 6 charts. Green cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, backstrip slightly soiled, edges and end-papers foxed, spine slightly canted, otherwise  Very Good   £30.00  Naval History

15582    Krug, Hans-Joachim; Hirama, Yoichi; Sander-Nagashime, Berthold J.; and, Niestle, Axel Reluctant Allies : German-Japanese Naval Relations in World War II            Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2001               6" x 9¼". [xxii] + 414pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine. Often forgotten among the many aspects of World War II is  the alliance between Germany and Japan. Japan had long shown an interest in German military ordnance and technical innovations, and the  rapprochement of these former enemies went smoothly enough at first. Eventually, however, their philosophical and operational differences along with  their vast geographical separation led to serious difficulties. The Two Axis powers also had to contend with the widely differing doctrines of Japan's  ocean-going big-ship navy versus Germany's relatively small navy, which fought covertly, mainly with submarines. Nevertheless, in the vast middle  ground of the Indian Ocean, these reluctant allies came together to conduct naval operations that could have had disastrous consequences for the  United States and it Allies. In thoroughly documenting this long-neglected subject, the authors provide valuable insight into the faulty mechanism of an  alliance between totalitarian powers that was characterised by suspicion and a reluctance to freely share information and assets. The authors also  focus on the difficulties and consequences of dealing with the megalomania and criminal intellect of Adolf Hitler.   £25.00  Naval History

15067    Kurzman, Dan   Left To Die : The Tragedy of the USS Juneau        New York: Pocket Books, 1994     6” x 9½”. [xii] + 335pp, illustrations. Grey boards quarter-bound in blue cloth, in d/j, remainder mark on top edge of text block otherwise Near Fine        £20.00  Naval History

10180    Miller, Geoffrey Superior Force : The Conspiracy Behind the Escape of Goeben and Breslau              Hull: The University of Hull Press, 1996      6¼" x 9¼". 458pp, ills, maps. New softback. Can be inscribed by the author if desired. The definitive account of the escape of the German ships to  Constantinople in August 1914.             £12.95   Naval History

15471     Milne, Admiral Sir Archibald Berkeley    The Flight of the 'Goeben' and the 'Breslau' : An Episode In Naval History London: Eveleigh Nash Company Limited, n.d. [c.1921]   5" x 7½". 160pp, map as end-papers. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbedl, spine quite dull, edges dusty, remnants of old label on front end- paper, otherwise Very Good                £50.00  Naval History

16973     O [Pseudonym of Lionel James] The Yellow War Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1905 First Edition       4¾” x 7½”. [ix] + 302pp, frontispiece, illustrations, Publisher’s Catalogue. Decorative ochre cloth, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, spine ends and  corners bumped and frayed with some loss of cloth, otherwise Very Good. A series of sketches of the Russo-Japanese War by the War Correspondent  of "The Times," first published in Blackwood's Magazine.  £36.00  Naval History

14473     O'Kane, Richard H. [Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)]   Wahoo : The Patrols of America's Most Famous WWII Submarine          Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1987                6¼” x 9½”. [x] + 345pp, maps, illustrations. Blue boards in d/j, Fine. Wahoo was christened in February 1941, with her mission already decreed the  night of Pearl Harbor: Conduct unrestricted submarine warfare. Her first patrols were average for a new boat, but then came Commander Dudley W.  ("Mush") Morton. He cast aside bugaboos, and originated daring new submarine tactics. His credo was: We'll go wherever the Japs are, and do  whatever it takes to sink there. Morton's astonishing tactics included a successful down the throat attack against an attacking Japanese destroyer,  and surface-running gun attacks. He also formed a rubber-boat landing and assault team known as Wahoo's Commandos. The results spoke for  themselves; Wahoo soon led in sinkings as she went after the Japanese with a vengeance and Morton became known as the Navy's most aggressive  and successful sea raider. Wahoo's first spectacular achievement was the sinking of a 4-ship convoy in one day: coming back into port after this  exploit, she displayed a broom atop her periscope, signifying a clean sweep, while below placards proclaimed Wahoo's motto-Shoot the Sons of  Bitches. Through the eyes of her executive officer, we become members of the sub's crew: standing watches, readying the torpedoes, coaxing more  speed, tracking ships with the scope, playing cribbage. The general alarm calls all hands to battle stations. Then the deadly duel between enemy and  submarine begins: in the conning tower, angles and bearings are called, the order is given-Mark! Set! Fire!, and with a shudder each torpedo is on its  way. With the whack of the torpedo detonations, the escort heads down the torpedo wakes, and Wahoo goes deep, rigging for depth charge and  silent running. After many daring missions, Wahoo's brilliant career was cut short. O'Kane, through extensive research and assistance from the  Japanese, has written her final, fatal patrol, with its heart-rending revelations. So, of all 37 American submarines lost without survivors, only Wahoo's  story is finally complete.            £25.00  Naval History

14475     O'Kane, Richard H. [Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)]   Clear the Bridge! The War Patrols of the U.S.S. Tang                Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1989 [first published 1977]    6¼” x 9¼”.  480pp, maps, illustrations. Blue boards gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good. From the date of her departure on her first  patrol in January, 1944, to her tragic loss only nine months later, "Tang" averaged one enemy ship on the bottom every 11 days, a rate twice that of  any other U. S. Submarine. "Tang" also developed new tactics in sub-air rescues, picking 22 navy fliers out of the water while under Japanese  gunfire at Truk.        £25.00  Naval History

11998     Padfield, Peter   The Battleship Era           London: Pan Books, 1975 [first published by Rupert Hart-Davis, 1972]                5" x 7¾". 321pp, illustrations. Paperback, covers rubbed, edges lightly foxed and browned, otherwise Very Good                £3.00    Naval History

14901     Parkes, Dr Oscar               British Battleships : 'Warrior' 1860 to 'Vanguard' 1950 : A History of Design, Construction and Armament       London: Seeley Service & Co., 1957            8¾" x 11½". [xv] + 701pp, 450 plans and photographs, advertisements. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, remnants of removed bookplate, small stain on page ix, tiny blemish on  backstrip, otherwise a very good copy indeed of an exceptional work of reference. Please note, as this is a very heavy book postage will be charged at actual cost.      £150.00                Naval History

15883    Reed, E. J. [Chief Constructor of the Navy]            Our Iron-clad Ships : Their Qualities, Performances and Cost, with Chapters on Turret Ships, Iron-clad Rams Etc.           London: John Murray, 1869 First Edition              5½” x 9”. [xxxii] + 330pp, frontispiece, illustrations, publisher’s catalogue. The original covers have been professionally re-backed, no  d/j, bookplate, tanned pages, otherwise Very Good     £550.00               Naval History

15301     Rhys-Jones, Graham       The Loss of the Bismarck : An Avoidable Disaster               London: Cassell and Company, 1999  6¼" x 9½". 255pp, illustrations. Black cloth in d/j, As New            £15.00  Naval History

14884    Rose, Lisle A.     The Ship That Held the Line : The USS Hornet and the first year of the Pacific War                Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1995                6" x 9". [ix] + 309pp, illustrations. Grey cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Near Fine       £25.00  Naval History

15060    Samuels, Peggy and Harold          Remembering the Maine               Washington and London: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1995        6" x 9¼". [viii] + 358pp, illustrations. Blue boards quarter-bound in red cloth, in d/j, Fine                £20.00  Naval History

16891     Schmidt, Vice-Admiral Ehrhard Translation of Vice-Admiral Schmidt's Despatch (The conquest of the Baltic islands) : from the original text, printed by the German Admiral Staff,  Berlin, 1917               London: Admiralty Naval Staff, Intelligence Division, 1919 8” x 13”. 14pp, four large charts. Original printed thick card covers, with blue cloth backstrip. The covers are heavily scuffed and rubbed, particularly  the edges and corners which are abraded and dog-eared. There are some gouges on the front boards and some marks on the rear boards. The  backstrip is faded and split in one place. The construction of this Naval Staff (Intelligence Division) translation of Schmidt's 1917 Dispatch almost  ensures that the front inner hinge will crack. The four charts in the pocket at the end are so large that they occupy a disproportionate amount of  space, leaving the fourteen-page Dispatch hovering above. While the rear hinge is all right, the front has badly cracked. Formerly in Imperial War  Museum with usual markings.        £595.00                Naval History

16423     Semenoff, Captain Vladimir         The Battle of Tsu-shima between the Japanese and Russian Fleets, fought on 27th May 1905   London: John Murray, 1910 [first published 1906]             5" x 7½". [xxxi] + 165pp, 1 folding diagram. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, head and tail of spine frayed, end-papers and edges  stained & foxed, front inner hinge cracked, front free end-paper excised otherwise Good     £35.00  Naval History

16718     Stewart, A. T. and Peshall, The Rev. C. J. E.           The Immortal Gamble and the part played in it by H. M. S. "Cornwallis"        London: A. & C. Black, Ltd, 1917 5¼” x 8”. [xvi] + 269pp, illustrations. Original blue cloth gilt. The covers are rubbed and worn, with some damage to the head of the spine. The spine  ends and corners are bumped and frayed. The paper has tanned with age.    £40.00  Naval History

14561     Stinnett, Robert B.           Day of Deceit : The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor    New York: The Free Press, 2000      6¼" x 9½". [xiv] + 386pp, illustrations. Grey boards in a rubbed d/j, corners bumped otherwise Very Good                £15.00  Naval History

16240    Stoker, Commander H. G.             Straws in the Wind          London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1925 [ First Edition ]              5½" x 8½". 316pp, illustrations. Green cloth blocked in black, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, edges foxed otherwise Very Good.      £100.00               Naval History

16676     Stoker, Commander H. G.             Straws in the Wind          London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1925 [2nd impression]        5½" x 8½". 316pp, illustrations. Green cloth blocked in black, no d/j, rear cover damaged, edges foxed otherwise Good.                £95.00  Naval History

12120     T124       Sea Power            London: Jonathan Cape, 1940 [2nd impression] 5½" x 8". 261pp. Blue cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed and faded, gift inscription on front end-paper, otherwise Very Good               £9.00    Naval History

15387    Theobald, Rear Admiral Robert A.             The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor London: Holborn Publishing Company, 1959  5½" x 8¼". [xix] + 204pp. Red cloth gilt in a scuffed, torn d/j, covers rubbed, end-papers renewed, otherwise Good Plus       £20.00  Naval History

16578    Trayes, F. G.       Five Months on a German Raider : Being the Adventures of an Englishman Captured by the "Wolf"   London: Headley Bros., 1919 First Edition             5" x 7½". 187pp, portrait frontis, illustrations, map as rear end-paper. Teal cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine dull, front free end-paper removed, previous  owner's name inscribed, edges dusty otherwise Very Good          £65.00  Naval History

14966     Tuleja, Thaddeus V.        Climax at Midway : The Story of the Battle that Changed the Course of the Pacific War                London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1960       5½" x 8¾". 248pp, illustrations, maps. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good              £20.00  Naval History

16448    Usborne, Vice-Admiral C. V. [Vice-Admiral Cecil Vivian Usborne]               Blast and Counterblast : A Naval Impression of the War    London: John Murray, 1935         5½” x 8¾”. [viii] + 294pp, two folding maps. Black cloth gilt, no d/j, ex-Boots Library with remnants of sticker on front boards and remains of label on rear  pastedown, previous owner's name inscribed, occasional foxing, one map badly folded otherwise Very Good.      £20.00  Naval History

14332     Various H.M.A.S. Mk III Published for the Royal Australian Navy by Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1944                8½" x 11".200pp, colour frontis, illustrations. Original cloth, no d/j covers marked and rubbed, previous owner's name inscribed, shaken, covers  bowed otherwise Good    £15.00  Naval History

16139     Wester-Wemyss, Admiral of the Fleet Lord            The Navy in the Dardanelles Campaign   London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c.1924] 5¾" x 9". 288pp, folding map. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, head and tail of spine and corners bumped and rubbed,  otherwise Very Good.  Awarded two stars by Cyril Falls in his "War Books", and described thus: "Lord Wester-Wemyss, known to the war-time public as Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, was  one of the great organisers on the Naval side of the War. He might have been one of the great fighting men had that chance come his way, but it did not.  In the Gallipoli Campaign his powers of organisation were thoroughly tested. His account is frank, his criticism full-blooded, his comments shrewd. A good  idea of the problems of policy, strategy, and administration in regard to the campaign can be obtained from this book."            £70.00  Naval History

16870    Wester-Wemyss, Admiral of the Fleet Lord            The Navy in the Dardanelles Campaign   London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c.1924] 5¾" x 9". 288pp, folding map. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, head and tail of spine and corners bumped and rubbed,  otherwise Very Good.  Awarded two stars by Cyril Falls in his "War Books", and described thus: "Lord Wester-Wemyss, known to the war-time public as Sir Rosslyn Wemyss,  was one of the great organisers on the Naval side of the War. He might have been one of the great fighting men had that chance come his way, but it  did not. In the Gallipoli Campaign his powers of organisation were thoroughly tested. His account is frank, his criticism full-blooded, his comments  shrewd. A good idea of the problems of policy, strategy, and administration in regard to the campaign can be obtained from this book."            £60.00  Naval History

15015     White, W. L.       They Were Expendable  New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1942 [fourth printing] 5½" x 8¼". [vii] + 209pp. Blue cloth in a scuffed and chipped d/j with some minor loss, covers rubbed, page edges yellowed, offsetting to end-papers otherwise Very  Good      £20.00  Naval History

12849    Whiting, J. D.     S.O.S. : A Story of the World War at Sea  Indianopolis: The Bobs-Merrill Company, 1928 [1st ed.]        5¼" x 8¼". 303pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt with [chipped] print laid-in on front cover, no d/j, rear pastedown torn at edge, bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription on front end- paper, edges grubby, otherwise Good Plu              £20.00  Naval History

11083    Willmott, H. P. [with Tohmatsu Haruo and W. Spencer Johnson] Pearl Harbor      London: Cassell and Company, 2001 10" x 10". 208pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, as new.         £16.00  Naval History

10682    Winton, John     Hurrah for the Life of a Sailor : Life on the lower-deck of the Victorian Navy            London: Michael Joseph, 1977      6¼" x 9½". 320pp, ills. Original cloth in very slightly chipped d/j, previous owner's name inscribed, else Very Good+/Very Good+  £15.00  Naval History

15431     Wohlstetter, Roberta      Pearl Harbor : Warning and Decision       Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1974                6¼” x 9½”. [xviii] + 426p ,maps. Grey cloth in a scuffed and chipped d/j, lacks title page otherwise Very Good                £20.00  Naval History

 

 

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15564     [Souvenir Photographs and Official Reports] Also Photographs Of Lieut. Wm. Leefe Robinson, V.C. Lieut. F. Sowrey, D S O. Lieut. A. De Bathe Brandon,  M.C., D.S.O., And Lieut. Wulstan Joseph Tempest, R F C. : The Wreckers Of The Zeppelins, At Cuffley, Essex, Potter'S Bar, And River Thames.               The Great Air Raids on England, September 3rd, 23rd, & October 1st, 1916      London: St James Press, 1916      6¼” x 4½”. 16pp. Pamphlet. Original printed paper covers which are creased, stained, torn and dog-eared and with some black ink scribbles on the front. There is an Imperial War Museum stamp on the rear cover. The images below give a good indication of the current state of the covers. There is an Imperial War Museum stamp on the inside front cover, a "Withdrawn" stamp on the opening page and a catalogue number written in ballpoint (please see the image below). The pages are grubby and dog-eared, heavily creased, and with some tears at the edge. The single staple has rusted. There is scattered foxing.     £125.00                Aviation History

17016     Air Department, Admiralty          Royal Naval Air Service Training Manual 1915      London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1915    "6¼” x 9¾”. 338pp, illustrations, diagrams. Original blue cloth gilt. The covers are rubbed, particularly around the edges, and with noticeable variation  in colour. There is also some old staining, most of which is fairly faint, with the exception of a small circular stain on the rear cover. The spine ends  and corners are bumped and frayed. There are no internal markings and the text is clean throughout on tanned paper. The end-papers are  browned and discoloured and a few corners are creased. The edge of the text block is dust-stained and lightly foxed."                £295.00                Aviation History

13841     Anon. [With a New Introduction by Jeffrey L. Ethell]        How to Fly the B-29 Superfortress : The Official Manual for the Plane that Bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki          London: Greenhill Books, 1995    8¼” x 11”. Not paginated sequentially. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New         £20.00  Aviation History

14207    Badrocke, Mike and Gunston, Bill              Boeing Aircraft Cutaways : The History of Boeing Aircraft Company                Botley, Oxford: Osprey Publishing Limited, 1998 10¼" x 9¼". 150pp, illustrations. Grey cloth in d/j, As New                £20.00  Aviation History

16985    Bewsher, Paul    Green Balls : The Adventures of a Night-Bomber Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1919   4¾" x 7½". [viii] + 309pp. Green cloth blocked in black, no d/j, covers rubbed, edges foxed, otherwise Very Good.          £80.00 Aviation History

16140     Bott, Alan ['Contact']       Eastern Nights - And Flights : A Record of Oriental Adventure      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1920         5" x 7½". [viii] + 315pp, frontis. Blue cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine faded, edges and end-papers foxed, previous owner's name  inscribed, otherwise Very Good £95.00  Aviation History

16725     Bott, Alan ['Contact']       Eastern Nights - And Flights : A Record of Oriental Adventure      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1920         5" x 7½". [viii] + 315pp, frontis. Blue cloth blocked in black no d/j, covers worn and stained, spine very dull, edges and end-papers foxed, previous  owner's name stamped, front free end-paper missing otherwise Good     £80.00 Aviation History

10570    Bowman, Martin               Spirits in the Sky : Classic Aircraft of World War II             London: Salamander Books, 1992       10½" x 11¼". 144pp, profusely illustrated in colour. Grey cloth in slightly chipped d/j, near Fine/Very Good+                £12.00  Aviation History

16998    Briggs, F. S. and Harris, S. H. [Foreword by E. C. Johnston, Director-General of Civil Aviation, Commonwealth of Australia]       Joysticks and Fiddlesticks : (The Unofficial History of a Flying Kangaroo) or The Flying Kangaroo                London: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, n.d. [c.1936]         5½” x 8¾”. 222pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Red cloth blocked in white, no d/j, spine faded, tanned pages otherwise Very Good. £30.00  Aviation History

13943     Brown, Squadron-Leader A. J.    Ground Staff (A Personal Record)              London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1943                5½” x 8¾”. 183pp. Black cloth blocked in white, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, some staining to edges and end-papers, produced to War Economy Standard otherwise Good                £15.00  Aviation History

15138     Bruce, Lt Cdr Roy and Leonard, Lt Cdr Charles    Crommelin's Thunderbirds : Air Group 12 Strikes the Heart of Japan    Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1994                6" x 9¼". [xvi] + 228pp, illustrations, maps. Red boards quarter-bound in black cloth, in d/j, Fine. "Crommelin's Thunderbirds", led by the much- admired navy fighter pilot Charles Crommelin, were involved in the first carrier air strikes in Japan and the worst of the kamikaze attacks off Iwo  Jima and Okinawa. Here, two pilots from the group, officially known as Air Group 12, chronicle their operations off the USS Randolph in the last  stages of the Pacific war. Given the paucity of good World War II naval aviation histories, this book makes an important contribution to the field  while at the same time offering a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience. The authors examine the activities of the entire group: fighters, dive- bombers, and torpedo-bombers, enlisted men and officers, pilots and aircrewmen, as well as the shipboard personnel who kept them flying. They  follow the group from its formation in 1944 through the fire storms of kamikaze attacks in early to mid-1945. Official records, reports, and  histories form the framework, but the focus of the book is personal narratives by participants, some forty firsthand accounts in all, including two  airmen's descriptions of their capture and internment by the Japanese and accounts of incredible rescues of downed pilots and crewmen. More  than fifty photographs, some by Tony Remkus, the navy photographer for Air Group 12, add to the sense of immediacy that the narrative  conveys.     £25.00  Aviation History

15945     Burge, Major C. Gordon [With a Foreword by Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]    The Annals of 100 Squadron : Being a Record of the War activities of the Pioneer Night Bombing Squadron in France during the period  March 1917 to November 11th, 1918, including its operations against German Towns Whilst Serving in the Independent Force of the R.A.F.   London: Herbert Reiach Limited, n.d. [c.1919]     8” x 11” [xii] + 211pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers worn and soiled, portrait frontis defaced, rear end-paper  excised, rear inner hinge cracked (exposing mull), some marks in text; overall, just about a Good copy in a worn binding. 100 Squadron  was a pioneer night bombing unit, and was the first to be raised specifically for that purpose by Hugh Trenchard, the "father of the RAF"  who contributes a foreword to this history, commending the squadron, and its willingness to go out and bomb in all weathers, and the  ability of its groundcrew to keep their aircraft airborne in all conditions. Equipped with F.E.2B and BE2 aircraft, the squadron, based at Izel  Le Hameau airfield, commenced its life with a raid against Douai aerodrome. In May 1917 the squadron transferred to Trexennes airfield  near Aire, where, according to the author "the concert pitch of the Squadron’s work was achieved". In October 1917 it proceeded to the  Nancy area in order to begin bombing Germany. Here the Squadron endured one of the hardest winters known, often attempting the work  when it was impossible to see the ground from above 100 feet, owing to mist. Forced to evacuate this site during the German advance of  1918, 100 transferred to Ochey in Alsace-Lorriane from where it carried out night raids on Germany itself, targets including Frankfurt,  Mannheim and Ludwigshafen. Shortly before the war ended, the squadron took delivery of the new and advanced Handley-Page bombers.  Uncommon in this edition.             £60.00  Aviation History

15459     Charlton, Air-Commodore L. E. O., Garratt, G. T. and Fletcher, Lieut.-Commdr. R.               The Air Defence of Britain  London: Penguin, 1938 [A Penguin Special]          4¼" x 7". 224pp. Paperback in a scuffed, chipped and torn d/j, page edges browned otherwise Very Good              £20.00  Aviation History

12086    Connelly, Mark  Reaching for the Stars : A New History of Bomber Command in World War II         London: I. B. Tauris, 2001       6¼" x 9½". [vii] + 206pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, Fine             £18.00  Aviation History

14459     Cumming, Michael          The Starkey Sacrifice : The Allied Bombing of Le Portel 1943          Stroud: Sutton Publishing Limited, 1996               6¼" x 9½". [viii] + 184pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in d/j, As New. In the summer of 1943 Churchill sanctioned a make-believe invasion of France  code-named ‘Starkey’. Its aim: to dupe the Germans into believing a real invasion in the Pas de Calais was imminent; and to cause the greatest  possible damage to the Luftwaffe by drawing them up for battle. To protect the invasion armada from the biggest threat, long-range guns to the  north and south of the seaside resort of Le Portel, south of Boulogne, were to be bombed in the final phase of the operation. This was also vital to  maintain the invasion deception theme central to ‘Starkey’. On the night of 8/9 September 1943, over 200 RAF bomber aircraft attacked the long- range guns at Le Portel. Regrettably, the Pathfinder’s marking of the targets was inaccurate and drew the bulk of the Main Force bombing effort  towards a residential area. The gun sites were barely harmed but in this and in daylight bombing by the USAAF, some 500 French civilians in Le  Portel were killed and the town virtually razed. Based on official documents and eyewitness accounts.            £15.00  Aviation History

10564    Dupuy, Trevor Nevitt      The Air War in the Pacific : Air Power Leads the Way        London: Edmund War Ltd, 1966 [volume 13 of the Illustrated History of World War II]            7" x 8¾". 88pp, ills. Black cloth, no d/j, from RAF Old Sarum Library with library label on fep, else Very Good    £8.00    Aviation History

16992     Flight Commander [Illustrated by Geoffrey Watson]          Cavalry of the Air              London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd, n.d. [c.1918]            4¾” x 7¼”. [xii] + 270pp, illustrations. Grey cloth blocked in black, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, ex-Boots Library with shadow on front boards,  spine darkened and dull, paper severely tanned, previous owner's name stamped on front pastedown and front free end-paper, label removed from  rear pastedown, Good plus.    £30.00  Aviation History

15055    Franks, Norman; Bailey, Frank and Duiven, Rick Casualties of the German Air Service : As Complete a List Possible Arranged Alphabetically and Chronologically      London: Grub Street, 1999            7” x 10”. 384pp. Black cloth gilt in d/j, Near Fine.      £15.00  Aviation History

16929     Franz Immelmann [translated from the German by Claud W. Sykes]           Max Immelmann, Eagle of Lille                London: John Hamilton Ltd/Coker, n.d. 5½” x 8¾”. 223pp, illustrations. Original brown cloth blocked in black on the spine. The covers are very fresh: there is a small mark on the front cover (near the top corner) and a small crease across the top corner. The spine ends and corners are bumped and there are some indentations along the edges of the boards. There are no internal markings and the text is very clean throughout. There is toning and foxing to those pages adjacent to the photographic plates, which is occasionally heavy. The edge of the text block is also heavily foxed. There is some separation between the inner gatherings.   £40.00  Aviation History

16707    Gamble, C. F. Snowden  The Story of a North Sea Air Station : Being some account of the early days of the Royal Flying Corps (Naval Wing) and of the part played  thereafter by the air station at Great Yarmouth and its opponents during the war 1914-1918               London: Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1928            6¼” x 9½”. [xvi] + 445pp, illustrations, folding map. Green cloth gilt, no d/j, front boards creased, head of spine snagged and with stain from old  taped repair, end-papers replaced, a few old Public Service markings, otherwise Very Good. Acknowledged as the finest record of the early days of  the RNAS, and the definitive history of the historic Royal Flying Corps (Naval Wing). It also provides an informative account of the operational role  of the Royal Naval air station at Great Yarmouth during the First World War.         £80.00 Aviation History

10736    Gilman, J. D. and Clive, John      KG200 : The Force with no Face London: Souvenir Press, 1977      5" x 8". 363pp. Black cloth in chipped d/j, fep missing, a little grubby, else G+/G+                £9.00    Aviation History

16687    Grahame-White, Claude and Harper, Harry [Illustrated by Cyrus Cuneo]  Heroes of the Flying Corps : A Description of the Work of the Airmen During the Early Stages of The War              London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1919 [first published 1915]          5” x 7½”. [x] + 11-350pp, colour frontis and five other colour plates. Pictorial cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, damp-staining on rear boards with some  loss of colour, gift inscription on front end-paper, corners bumped otherwise Very Good               £30.00  Aviation History

16074    Grinnell-Milne, Duncan An Escaper's Log              London: John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited, 1940         5" x 7½". 306pp, portrait frontis, b&w plates, maps. Original cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good.                £50.00  Aviation History

10571     Gunston, Bill and Spick, Mike      Modern Air Combat : The aircraft, tactics and weapons employed in aerial warfare today     London: Tiger Books International, 1991 8¾" x 12". 224pp, ills. Blue cloth in d/j, near fine/Very Good+                £15.00  Aviation History

14514     Haddow, G. W. and Grosz, Peter M.          The German Giants : The German R-Planes 1914-1918      London: Putnam, 1988 [3rd ed.; first published 1962]         8¾" x 11¼". [ix] + 310pp, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j otherwise Near Fine          £125.00                Aviation History

15425     Halliburton, Richard       The Flying Carpet             London: Geoffrey Bles, 1934         5½” x 8¾”. 265pp, frontispiece, illustrations. Red cloth blocked in black no d/j paper has tanned with age, otherwise Very Good.                £20.00  Aviation History

16987    Harding, Geoffrey [Sketches by T. V. Deacon]       Escape Fever      London: John Hamilton Ltd, 1935 [2nd edition] 5” x 7½”. 224pp, portrait frontis, illustrations, map, line drawings. Blue cloth, no d/j, covers soiled and rubbed, spine faded otherwise Very Good                £30.00  Aviation History

11122     Harvey, Maurice               The Allied Bomber War 1939-45 London: Book Club Associates, 1992 [by arrangement with Spellmount Ltd]      8¾" x 11". 207pp, illustrated in colour and black & white. Blue cloth gilt in a d/j with two one-inch tears where the top section of the jacket has been bent forward, else Very Good/Fair   £10.00  Aviation History

16966     Heydemarck, Haupt       War Flying in Macedonia              London: John Hamilton, Ltd, n.d.             5½" x 8¾". 196pp, illustrations, folding map. Pale blue cloth blocked in black, no d/j, covers rubbed, head of spine slightly frayed, some colour loss on  edges of boards, Very Good.                 £50.00  Aviation History

16864    Heydemarck, Haupt [Translated by Claud W. Sykes]         Flying Section 17               London: John Hamilton, Ltd, n.d.        5½" x 8¾". 178pp, frontispiece, illustrations (photographic and text). Orange cloth blocked in black, no d/j, covers rubbed and bowed, spine faded,  edges lightly foxed, hinges a little weak, otherwise Very Good.         £40.00                Aviation History

11119      Hough, Richard and Richards, Denis        The Battle of Britain : The Jubilee History             London: Guild Publishing, 1990 [first published by Hodder & Stoughton]              5¼" x 8". 413pp, ills. Blue cloth in d/j, edges dusty else Very Good/Very Good     £8.00    Aviation History

16958    Hughes, C. E.     Above and Beyond Palestine : An Account of the Work of the East Indies and Egypt Seaplane Squadron 1916-1918        London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1930          5½” x 8¾”. [ix] + 268pp, frontispiece, illustrations, map. Orange cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, front free end-paper missing, previous  owner's name inscribed otherwise Very Good.   £30.00  Aviation History

16699     Hurren, B. J. [With a Foreword by Sir Max Pemberton; Illustrated With Sketches by John Ensor]  Stand Easy! An Account of the Lighter Side of Service Life       London: John Long Limited, 1934 First Edition   5½” x 8¾”. Presentation copy to Siegfried Sassoon    £395.00                Aviation History

15407    Hyde, H. Montgomery and Nuttall, G. R. Falkiner               Air Defence and the Civil Population        London: The Cresset Press Limited, 1938 [revised edition; first published 1937]               5" x 7½". 215pp. Red cloth, no d/j, edges foxed, covers rubbed, otherwise Very Good            £50.00  Aviation History

15394     Johnstone, E. G [Ed.] Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal Sir Geoffrey Bromet, D.S.O. , O.B.E.           Naval Eight : A History of No. 8 Squadron R.N.A.S. : Afterwards No. 208 Squadron R.A.F. : From its Formation in 1916 Until the Armistice in 1918              London: Arms and Armour Press, 1972 [first published 1931]        5½” x 8¾”. 207pp, illustrations. Yellow cloth gilt in a scuffed and torn d/j which is a quarter of an inch too short for the book and has been backed  with plain white paper, all of which appears original; otherwise Very Good. From the d/j: Naval Eight presents an admirably lucid history of No. 8  Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service, though out its turbulent service in World War I. The book was originally published in 1931, at a time when  recollections of the war still lingered in the minds of the contributors; privately published, the intention was to provide a record of the day-to-day  operations of the squadron, and how the daily responsibilities, activities, off-duty relaxations, and personalities were seen through the eyes of the  personnel themselves. Valuable appendices, containing details of casualties to men and aircraft, decorations awarded to the squadron's personnel,  aerodromes utilised and details of the aeroplanes themselves complete the book.                £30.00  Aviation History

11116      Kaplan, Philip and Collier, Richard           The Few : Summer, 1940 : The Battle of Britain   London: Greenwich Editions, 1996 [first published 1989]        10" x 10". 224pp, profusely illustrated. Laminated boards in d/j, Near Fine. Originally published at £25.         £15.00  Aviation History

13942     Landau, Rom     The Wing : Confessions of an R.A.F. Officer           London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1945  5½" x 8¾". 331pp. Original cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine dull, pages yellowed, otherwise Very Good    £15.00                Aviation History

14043    Lawson, Captain Ted. W. [edited by Robert Considine]     Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo           London: Hammond, Hammond and Company, 1945 [2nd ed.; first published 1943]      5" x 7½". [viii] + 184pp. Grey cloth, no d/j, covers marked, front free end-paper excised, spine cocked, produced to War Economy Standard, Good     £15.00  Aviation History

11703     Layman, R. D.    Naval Aviation in the First World War : Its Impact and Influence London: Caxton Editions, 2002 [a reprint of the 1996 Chatham edition]       6¼" x 9½". 224pp, illustrations. Laminated boards in d/j, as new.                £19.00  Aviation History

17004    Lee, Arthur Gould            Open Cockpit : A Pilot of The Royal Flying Corps London: Jarrolds Publishers Ltd (an imprint of the Hutchinson Group), 1969  5¼” x 8½”. [xvi] + 184pp, illustrations, map as end-papers. Grey cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j (heavily creased along the to edge), otherwise  Very Good; internally clean and bright.                £40.00  Aviation History

16628    Lewis, Cecil         Sagittarius Rising             London: Peter Davies, 1941          5¼" x 8". [viii] + 332pp. Original cloth in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j, end-papers foxed, covers rubbed, otherwise Very Good      £125.00                Aviation History

14507    Lindqvist, Sven A History of Bombing     London: Granta Books, 2001        6¼" x 9½". Unpaginated, illustrations. Blue cloth in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine.        £15.00  Aviation History

15248    Longmate, Norman         The Bombers : The RAF Offensive against Germany 1939-1945      London: Hutchinson, 1983       5½" x 8¾". 416pp, illustrations, maps. Black cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, page edges a little grubby otherwise Very Good       £15.00  Aviation History

16969     Macmillan, Norman        Freelance Pilot  London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1937   5½” x 8¾”. [ix] + 321pp, portrait frontis, map, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j with some loss including a one-inch  section at the tail of the spine panel, the rear panel is stained and this has also affected the rear cover which has corresponding loss of colour, edges  foxed, slight spine lean otherwise Very Good. £40.00  Aviation History

11126     Mason, Frederick K.        The British Fighter since 1912      London: Putnam Aeronautical Books, 1992            8" x 11". 448pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j. This book had been in near fine condition until a browser put it carelessly back on the shelf and damaged the dust-jacket  which now has a crease and a one-inch tear near the back flap which I have repaired with archival tape. Please note also that this is a heavy book.              £20.00  Aviation History

14460    Middleton, Edgar C.        The Kingdom of the Air  London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd, n.d. [c.1919]    5” x 7½”. [vii] + 252pp, 6 plates. Original grey paper-covered boards, though missing the entire backstrip, edges & end-papers foxed, shaken,  scarce but a reading copy only. An early study of aviation during the First World War and the 1920's. Chapters include The Man. The Machine. Across  The Channel. Over The Lines. Reconnaissance. Direction of Artillery Fire and Bombing. The Eyes of the Fleet. Aero-Photography. Commercial  Aviation. Aerial Trade Routes. Navigation. Aerial Law. Night Flying. The Cross-Atlantic Flight.                £20.00  Aviation History

17001    Morris, Captain Joseph  The German Air Raids on Great Britain 1914-1918               London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd, n.d. [c.1925]                6¼" x 9¾". 306pp, b&w plates, folding maps within text, publisher's catalogue. Maroon cloth gilt, no d/j, head and tail of spine bumped, covers marked  and rubbed,    £90.00  Aviation History

11508    Murray, Williamson        War in the Air 1914-1945                London: Cassell and Company, 1999         8" x 10¾". 224pp, illustrations. Black cloth in a rubbed d/j, Near Fine.            £16.00  Aviation History

15247     Neillands, Robin               The Bomber War : Arthur Harris and the Allied Bomber Offensive 1939-1945                London: John Murray, 2001         6¼" x 9½". [xiii] + 448pp, illustrations, map. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New                £25.00  Aviation History

11118     Nesbit, Roy Conyers        RAF : An Illustrated History from 1918    Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1998 8½" x 12". 276pp, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth gilt in creased d/j, else Very Good+/Very Good. Originally published at £25.                £16.00  Aviation History

16034    Neumann, Major Georg Paul (Late of the German Air Force) From the Records and with the assistance of 29 Officers and Officials of the  Naval and Military Air Services. [Translated by J. E. Gurdon] The German Air Force in the Great War            London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, n.d. [c.1920]          5½” x 8¾”. [xv] + 297pp, frontispiece, illustrations. Black cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed with patchy discolouration on front  boards, end-papers browned, edges lightly foxed otherwise Very Good              £60.00  Aviation History

16986    Night Hawk, M. C. [Wm. J. Harvey]         Rovers of the Night Sky  London: Cassell & Co. 1919 [1st Ed.; printed December 1918] 5¼" x 8¼". [viii] + 204pp. Decorative blue cloth blocked in dark blue, cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed and slightly bowed, spine ends and corners  bumped, tanned pages, some corners creased otherwise Very Good. This book is a compilation of the exploits of "Night-Hawk" and his pals who  decided to transfer to the Flying Corps in the First World War. Many of these sketches had already appeared in article form in the"Daily Mail", "The  War Illustrated" and "Flying" during WWI.     £40.00  Aviation History

16827    Otto Lehmann-Russbueldt           Germany’s Air Force        London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1935 First Edition                4¾” x 7¼”. 160pp. Original printed card covers, covers marked and rubbed. This volume was formerly from the Imperial War Museum Reserve  Collection at Duxford: there is a "Withdrawn" stamp on the front free end-paper together with some markings in pen and pencil. There is a previous  owner's name inscribed in ink on the inside front cover (dated "Jan. 1938"). The text is otherwise clean throughout on slightly tanned paper. There is  some separation between the inner gatherings.     £40.00  Aviation History

14491     Overy, Richard  The Battle of Britain : The Myth and the Reality  New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 [1st American edition; first published 2000]         5½" x 8½". [xiv] + 177pp, maps, tables. Cream boards in d/j, As New    £15.00  Aviation History

16713     P. I. X. [Hallam, Squadron Leader T. D.] The Spider Web : The Romance of a Flying Boat War Flight                Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1919 First Edition 5½” x 8¾”. [x] + 278pp, frontispiece, illustrations. Decorative blue cloth blocked in white and gilt, no d/j, covers stained, worn and bowed, spine  very dull, spine ends and corners bumped, front inner hinge badly cracked, end-papers browned and discoloured, previous owner's name inscribed  on front free end-paper, edges foxed and grubby, text quite clean but only Good overall due to the covers. The story of the Felixstowe Air Station  from March, 1917, to the end of the war. Hallam, a Canadian, learned to fly at the Curtiss School in Hammondsport, NY in 1914, was a private in a  machine gun battery in the first Canadian contingent, became a sub-lieutenant in the RNVR serving with an armoured car detachment to the RNAS,  sailed for Dardanelles, and in 1915 returned to the Hendon Air Station as acting Flight Lieutenant. He was posted to Felixstowe and became  Commanding Officer of the War Flight in 1917.           £60.00  Aviation History

12055    Parker, John       Strike Command : The Inside Story of the RAF's Warfare Heroes London: Headline Book Publishing, 2002              6¼" x 9½". [vii] + 376pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New       £14.00  Aviation History

17012     Pattinson, Squadron-Leader L. A.              History of 99 Squadron Independent Force Royal Air Force : March, 1918 - November, 1918   Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd, 1920 First Edition        6½” x 8¾”. (vii) + 74pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers dull, marked and rubbed, spine very dull, spine ends and corners bumped, ex- Reference Library with bookplate on front pastedown and previous owner's name inscribed, otherwise Very Good.     £80.00                Aviation History

10566    Price, Flight Lieutenant Alfred    Pictorial History of the Luftwaffe, 1933-1945         London: Ian Allan, 1973 [4th imp.]     6" x 9¼". 64pp of text plus large photographic section. Blue cloth in d/j, Very Good+/Very Good    £14.00                Aviation History

11115      Rendall, Ivan     Reaching for the Skies : The Adventure of Flight  London: BBC Books, 1989             7½" x 9¾". 288pp, profusely illustrated. Black cloth in plastic-covered d/j, ex-library with two stamps only, else Very Good                £8.00    Aviation History

15480    Rhys, Lloyd         High Lights and Flights in New Guinea : Being in the Main an Account of the Discovery and Development of the Morobe Goldfields    London: Hodder & Stoughton, February 1942 First Edition            5¾” x 9”. 253pp, frontispiece, illustrations. Original cloth blocked in black. The covers are rubbed, with some variation in colour. The spine ends and  corners are bumped. There is a previous owner's name inscribed in ink on the front free end-paper. There are no other internal markings and the  text is clean throughout. The paper has tanned with age. The edge of the text block is lightly foxed.              £25.00  Aviation History

11590     Rumpf, Hans      The Bombing of Germany             London: Frederick Muller Limited, 1963 5" x 8". 256pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt, no d/j, ex-library, front free end-paper missing, remnants of pocket on front pastedown, a few stamps, edges very dusty, sporadic light spotting,  otherwise G.             £9.00    Aviation History

17018    Spin       Short Flights with the Cloud Cavalry         London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [1918]              4¾” x 7½”. [x] + 11-218pp + Publisher’s advertisement. Original blue cloth blocked in black. The covers are rubbed and stained with noticeable  variation in colour. There is a circular stain on the front cover and a few patches of colour loss on the bottom edge of the rear cover, with darkening  to the cloth around the edges. The spine is faded, dull and snagged at the head with start of a tear in the cloth. The spine ends and corners are  bumped and frayed.            £30.00  Aviation History

15066    Stevenson, James            The Pentagon Paradox : The Development of the F-18 Hornet        Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1993            6" x 9¼". [xv] + 445pp, illustrations. Black boards quarter-bound in grey cloth, in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine £20.00  Aviation History

12569     Sweetman, John               Bomber Crew     London: Little, Brown & Co.         6¼” x 9½”.         £9.00    Aviation History

14594     Tillman, Barrett Hellcat : The F6F in World War II              Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1988 [first published 1979] 6¼” x 9¼”. [xiii] + 265pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Blue cloth blocked in silver, in d/j, Fine                £20.00  Aviation History

14748    Treadwell, Terry C.          Strike From Beneath the Sea : A History of Aircraft-carrying Submarines Stroud, Glos: Tempus, 1999     6¾" x 10". 191pp, profusely illustrated. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New. From the dust-jacket: "From those first attempts in the First World War to the Japanese bombing of the Oregon forests  during World War Two, the history of the many submarines and their aircraft is covered in this comprehensive, illustrated volume."     £20.00                Aviation History

15777     Ward-Jackson, C. H.       No Bombs at All : Some Short Stories of the Royal Air Force           London: Sylvan Press, November 1944 [First Edition June 1944, Reprinted November 1944]        5½” x 8¾”. 125pp + Publisher’s advertisement. Original cloth gilt. The covers are rubbed and dull. There is a rectangular patch of discolouration on  the front cover. The spine is very dull and with two small stains on the gutters, near the tail. The spine ends and corners are bumped and frayed.  There is a small scribbled mark in ink on the front free end-paper. The end-papers are browned and discoloured. The text is clean throughout,  though some pages are stained in the margins and the is another small stain on the outside edge of the text block. Some of the inner gatherings are  cracked.          £15.00  Aviation History

 

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