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England: Gale & Polden 9 pre-First World War post cards of the U.S. Flagship "Olympia", with two additional contemporary cards. All from the Gale & Polden "Welligton Series". 1. U.S. Flagship, "Olympia," Protected Cruiser, 5,870 tons. 2. U.S. Flagship, "Olympia." Lieut.-Commander L.S. Van Duzer and Officers. 3. U.S. Flagship, "Olympia." Loading a 5in. B.-L. R Gun on the Gun… Read more
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RECORDS OF THE ROYAL MARINES. PRO READERS' GUIDE No 10. (PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE.)

by Thomas, Garth.

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Published
1994
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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9781873162194
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London: PRO, 1994. 64 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Colour frontispiece. "From the reign of Charles II, Britain's 'Sea Soldiers' have played an important dual role: soldiers and sailors, ready for duty on ship or on land, part of the Navy but organized along Army lines. The records that they have left provide a comprehensive account of their role worldwide.… Read more
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THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.

by Perkins, J. David.

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2000
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First Edition
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9781551250311
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St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 2000. 208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the… 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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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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Good
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New Edition with Additions and Notes.
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NZ$654.21

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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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AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE 3 & 2. RATE TRAINING MANUAL AND NONRESIDENT CAREER COURSE. NAVEDTRA 10323.

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Published
1978
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Revised Edition
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Washington: Naval Education and Training Support Command, 1978. 426 pp + iii pp + 113 pp (Assignments), 10 1/4" H. 1978 Revised Edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings/diagrams (some fold-out), photographs. Chapter headings: Aviation Machinist's Mate Rating; Publications; Tools and Hardware; Aircraft Engines; Aircraft Engine Fuel Systems; Aircraft Engine Lubricating Systems; Hydraulic, Electric, and Starting Systems; Aicraft Engine… Read more
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AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE J 1 & C. RATE TRAINING MANUAL. NAVTRA 10343-C.

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Published
1972
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Naval Training Command, 1972. 193 pp, 10 1/4" H. 1972 Edition. B&w drawings/diagrams, photographs. Chapter headings: Aviation Machinist's Mate J rating; Aviation supply; Work Center supervision and administration; Jetcal analyzer; Fuel system maintenance; Turbojet powerplant troubleshooting; Turbojet powerplant removal and installation; Turbojet powerplant hot section repair; Turboshaft-powered helicopter maintenance; Turboprop powerplants/propellers; Index. Interior - small soft bump… Read more
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JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919. A REPRINT OF THE 1919 EDITION OF FIGHTING SHIPS.

by Parkes, O., Surgeon-Lieut. and Predergast, Maurice, editors.

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Published
1969
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New York: Arco, 1969. Facsimile reprint of the 1919 edition, with 161 pp of contemporary advertising (with b&w illustrations), followed by 634 pp of text/b&w illustrations. "Here we see how the world's navies emerged at the end of the 1914-18 holocaust. As the preface states, the labor incurred in the preparation of this edition was exceptionally heavy, the editors… Read more
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image of THE ROYAL MARINE POCKET BOOK.  PART I, II, III & IV.  COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET WITH PROMOTIONAL FLYER.  (PART ONE: INITIAL TRAINING / PART TWO: ORGANISATION /  PART THREE: RUNNING A DETATCHMENT AFLOAT, ETC. / PART FOUR: SEAMANSHIP TRAINING.)

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Aldershot: Gale & Polden, 1945. 77 pp, 108 pp, 103 pp, 119 pp, - 4 volume set + four page stapled promotional brochure, 7 1/4" H. Colour plates, b&w photographs in V.I, b&w drawings/diagrams throughout. Part I. Initial Training - Contents: Brief History of the Royal Marines; The United States Marine Corps; The Regimental March of H.M. Royal… Read more
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IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS: FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES.

by Snider, C.H.J.

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Published
1913
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First Edition
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London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1913. 292 pp + 24 pp publisher's list, 7 3/4" H. Bright red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration and blind borders on front board. Comes with what appears to be an early facsimile dust jacket in b&w with no publisher noted. Although chipped, creased and much taped on… Read more
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THE GLORIOUS "SHANNON'S" OLD BLUE DUSTER AND OTHER FADED FLAGS OF FADELESS FAME.

by Snider, C.H.J. Foreword by Rt. Hon. William Thomas White, K.C.M.G.

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Published
1923
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First Edition
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1923. 430 pp, 9 1/8" H. Blue cloth with faded gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/banding and black decoration on front board. Pictorial endpapers, six colour plates (including frontispiece - collated), plus many b&w illustrations through text. Tales of naval combat between Great Britain and the United States during the War of 1812, by… 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, color 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… Read more
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THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.

by Perkins, J. David.

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2000
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First Edition
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9781551250311
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St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 2000. 208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the… 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 ARMED YACHTS OF CANADA.

by McKee, Fraser M. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy.

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Published
1983
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780919822559
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Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1983. 172 pp, 4to, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "For R__ S_____, also a Naval / compatriot, and with a great / interest in the Navy League, with / the author's compliments, / Fraser McKee / CDR". B&w photographs, reproductions, colour title page. "(T)he story of the 21 ornate luxury… Read more
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THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA.

by White, Colin.

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Published
2002
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Very Good
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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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CALIFORNIA IN 1792: A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT.

by Cutter, Donald C. (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.)

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Published
1990
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9780806127316
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Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990. 176 pp, 8 3/6" H. B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1792, two Spanish schooners, the 'Sutil' and the 'Mexicana', were ordered to inspect the Pacific Coast from Vancouver Island to Monterey. The schooners were commanded by two youthful naval officers, Dionisio Alcala Galiano and Cayetano Valdes. Assisted by… Read more
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US NAVAL AIRPOWER: SUPERCARRIER IN ACTION.

by Sweetman, Bill.

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Published
1987
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780879382469
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Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1987. 128 pp, square (9 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The aircraft carrier is many things apart from a ship. It is a floating airbase, a symbol of power and a seagoing home to more than 5,000 men. In fact, the crew complement of a carrier is three times… Read more
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