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NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.

by Deane, Anthony.

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2003
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9781840674309
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London: Caxton, 2003. 320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. "This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as… Read more
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WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834.

by Malcomson, Robert.

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2003
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9781840675351
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London: Caxton, 2003. 160 pp, small 4to (10 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, maps, ship/fort plans, colour plates. "While the great fleets battled for international domination on the oceanseas, the age of fighting sail also evolved in the interior of North America. For eighty years (roughly 1754-1834) freshwater was the home to warships that ranged in… Read more
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THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN, FROM THE DECLARATION OF WAR BY FRANCE IN 1793 TO THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV. 6 VOLUME SET.

by James, William.

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Published
1859
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New Edition with Additions and Notes.
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London: Richard Bentley, 1859. 6 volume set - 7 1/8" H, half leather (leather spines with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering/banding, leather corners), marbled paper covered boards, red speckled textblock edges. 6 b&w frontispiece portraits, 40 diagrams, 28 folding tables. After introductory information, the volumes follow a year-by-year format from the First French Revolutionary War (1792) to the Battle… Read more
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NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.

by Deane, Anthony.

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2003
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9781840674309
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London: Caxton, 2003. 320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. "This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her… Read more
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THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA.

by White, Colin.

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2002
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First American Edition
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9780811700139
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Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole, 2002. 288 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)ets out to answer any questions about Nelson likely to be raised, either by casual reference or in a more detailed study of the navy, the wars, or the social history of the period. Entries… Read more
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SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.

by Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)

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Published
1989
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9780870215797
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Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1989. 396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime… Read more
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WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON.

by Marriott, Leo.

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Published
1995
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First Edition
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9780711023031
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Shepperton: Dial House, 1995. 160 pp, 8vo (9" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. This volume details museums, collections, historical sites, etc. where items and locales related to Lord Nelson can be viewed. "This series (of books) concerns the lasting impression that several eminent figures have left upon society. History records their actions and words and… Read more
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THE DEVIL HIMSELF: THE MUTINY OF 1800.

by Pope, Dudley.

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Published
1987
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First Edition
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9780436377518
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London: Alison Press/Secker & Warburg, 1987. 186 pp, 9 1/4" H. Maps. "The corvette 'La Vaillante' was built in Bayonne in 1796, four years after the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1798, she was captured by Captain Sir Edward Pellew, renamed the 'Danae' and given a new young captain, Lord Proby. In March 1800, there… Read more
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London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1932. 115 pp + 122 pp, 9 9/16" H. Part I is the Third Edition, printed in 1932 and Part II is the Second Edition, printed in 1936. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Part I Contents: Introduction; Early Ships of the Mediterranean Littoral; The Vessels of Greece and Rome; Early Craft of… Read more
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SHIPWRECKS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY & NAPOLEONIC ERAS.

by Grocott, Terence.

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2002
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9781840671643
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London: Caxton, 2002. 430 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A) chronicle of shipping disasters during the last great war of the age of sail, based almost exclusively on the reporting of the time. Listed are some fifteen hundred ships, vessels naval and mercantile, of many nations whose tribulations were covered in the national and local newspapers as well as… Read more
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THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA.

by White, Colin.

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2002
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First American Edition
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9780811700139
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Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole, 2002. 288 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)ets out to answer any questions about Nelson likely to be raised, either by casual reference or in a more detailed study of the navy, the wars, or the social history of the period. Entries… Read more
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HORNBLOWER'S SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY & THEIR MODELS

by Saville, Martin.

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Published
2000
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First U.S. Edition
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9781574884609
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Dulles, Virginia : Brassey's, 2000. 128 pp, 9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, plans. "The Indefatigable. The Justinian. The Papillon. The Julia. Fans of Horatio Hornblower surely recognize the names of the ships in C.S. Forester's classic novels, and the producers went all out when recreating these famous… Read more
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BATTLE AT SEA: FROM MAN-OF-WAR TO SUBMARINE.

by Keegan, John.

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Published
1993
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9780712659918
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London: Pimlico, 1993. 292 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "In 'Battle at Sea (previously 'The Price of Admiralty') John Keegan applies to maritime warfare the technique that he put to such brilliant effect in his classic of war on land, 'The Face of Battle'. He concentrates on four key conflicts: Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway and the… Read more
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TRAFALGAR: COUNTDOWN TO BATTLE 1803-1805.

by Schom, Alan.

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Published
1992
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London: Penguin, 1992. 421 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "In this panoramic account of events from the creation of Napoleon's menacing flotilla to Nelson's majestic funeral Schom tells the complete story for the first time. He describes in compelling detail - and usually in the words of contemporaries - Napoleon's coronation, Prime Minister Pitt's robust response to the… Read more
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NAVY & EMPIRE: A SHORT HISTORY OF FOUR CENTURIES OF BRITISH SEA POWER AND THE RISE AND DECLINE OF BRITISH IMPERIALISM FROM THE ARMADA TO THE FALKLANDS.

by Stokesbury, James L.

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Published
1983
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Near Fine
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Book Club Edition
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9780688021344
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New York: William Morrow, 1983. 430 pages, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Illustrated with maps. Incorporates most of the history of the Royal Navy from the time of Drake and the Armada to the Falkland Crisis. Dust jacket has very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing and soiling on rear panel.. Book Club Edition. Hard… Read more
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THE NAVY AND ITS CHAPLAINS IN THE DAYS OF SAIL.

by Smith, Waldo E. Foreword by Rear Admiral H.F. Pullen.

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Published
1961
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First Edition
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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1961. 197 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). "In the days of sail the sailor met his God upon the sea, for it was here that he was most aware of Him as Ruler of the elements. Towards this God he showed respect. But religion was a limited force for those whose lives were hardend by discomfort,… Read more
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THE BATTLE OF THE NILE.

by Warner, Oliver.

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Published
1960
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First Edition
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London: B.T. Batsford, 1960. 184 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "(Oliver Warner's) approach to The Nile is the same as it was in (his) earlier work (on Tragalgar). The scene is set, the circumstances under which the battle was fought are made clear; the commanders are introduced and the reader comes to know them as… Read more
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NELSON'S BATTLES: THE ART OF VICTORY IN THE AGE OF SAIL.

by Tracy, Nicholas.

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2001
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Reissue
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9781840673579
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London: Caxton, 2001. 224 pp, small 4to (approx 10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with portraits, maps, drawings, battle plans, etc. "(A) brilliant study of those naval battles which played such an important role in Napoleon's defeat, and a significant contributions to the study of the development of strategy and naval tactics in the eighteenth century. It also… Read more
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THE NAVY AND ITS CHAPLAINS IN THE DAYS OF SAIL.

by Smith, Waldo E.L. Foreword by Rear Admiral H.F. Pullen.

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1961
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First Edition
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Toronto: Ryerson, 1961. 197 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). "In the days of sail the sailor met his God upon the sea, for it was here that he was most aware of Him as Ruler of the elements. Towards this God he showed respect. But religion was a limited force for those whose lives were hardened by discomfort, exposure to… Read more
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THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.

by Warner, Oliver.

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1961
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First American Edition
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New York: Macmillan, 1961. 184 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "The Glorious First of June, 1794, the first full-scale naval battle in the war with Revolutionary France, is remembered with honour, even though, strategically, it was not successful. Lord Howe defeated Admiral Villaret-Joyeuse, took six ships of the line, and sank 'Le Vengeur',… Read more
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