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  • Brinkley, William:  The Ninety and Nine.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1966. First Edition, First printing. Very good with a 1 inch tear to the top of the spine and a 1/2 inch closed tear to the title page and a lower corner missing from the next page. In a very good dust jacket with two 1" tears at the top of the spine area. A novel about the US Navy during World War II by the author of Don't Go Near the Water.
    TB06178  $5.00




  • Connery, Tom:  Honour Redeemed.  London: Orion Books Ltd., 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in medium blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. Tom Connery is the pseudonym of David Donachie. Under his Tom Connery nom de plume this is his second book in the series dealing with Lieutenant George Markham. It takes place during the battle of Corsica with the French.
    TB13582  $25.00




  • Connery, Tom:  Honour Be Damned.  London: Orion Books Ltd., 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in forest green paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Tom Connery is the pseudonym of David Donachie. Under his Tom Connery nom de plume this is his third book in the series dealing with Lieutenant George Markham. It takes place during the early days of the French Revolution.
    TB16042  $17.50




  • Connery, Tom:  A Shred of Honour.  Washington: Regnery Publishing, Inc, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light gray paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Tom Connery is the pseudonym of David Donachie. Under his Tom Connery nom de plume this is his first book in his series dealing with Marine Lieutenant George Markham. It takes place during the French Revolution and the battle for Toulon in 1793.
    TB13955  $12.50



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    Conrad, Joseph:  The Rover.  Garden City: , 1923. First Edition. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with faded gilt text and decorations on the spine and bright gilt text on the front board. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 5 inches with a small chip to the cloth at the head of the spine, curling of the cloth at the heel of the spine and the cloth is worn through over two of the tips of the boards; otherwise, a clean and handsome copy of Conrad's first American edition. Without a dust jacket. 286 pages of text. The story of a French sailor who is pressed into deceiving the British Navy in the 1780's. Points of issue include: Page 10, third line from bottom: dot missing on the i in the word 'give'; Page 221, second line: the 'g' is missing in "go'; Page 285, twelfth line: no hyphen in 'continued'; and, Page 307 top line: a double strike in the book's title.
    TB31230  $50.00



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    Cornwell, Bernard:  Sharpe's Trafalgar Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805.  London: HarperCollins, 2000. First Edition. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a cut-away drawing of a Third Rate on the end papers. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. The seventeenth volume in the Richard Sharpe series. This takes place in 1805 while he is returning to England from India and he becomes embroiled in the Battle of Trafalgar.
    TB25311  $75.00




  • Cornwell, Bernard:  Sharpe's Trafalgar.  London: HarperCollins, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a cut-away drawing of a Third Rate on the end papers. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The seventeenth volume in the Richard Sharpe series. This takes place in 1805 while he is returning to England from India and he becomes embroiled in the Battle of Trafalgar.
    TB10627  $20.00



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    Cornwell, Bernard:  Wildtrack.  London: Michael Joseph, (1988). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue paper covered boards with bold, copper colored, text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches with map end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 330 pages of text.
    TB32894  $20.00



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    Cornwell, Bernard:  Sharpe's Trafalgar Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805.  London: HarperCollins, 2000. First Edition. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a cut-away drawing of a Third Rate on the end papers. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. The seventeenth volume in the Richard Sharpe series. This takes place in 1805 while he is returning to England from India and he becomes embroiled in the Battle of Trafalgar.
    TB31020  $15.00




  • Donachie, David:  On A Making Tide.  London: Orion Publishing Group, 2000. First Edition. Fine in bright blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Historical fiction which is an "epic novel of Horatio Nelson and Emma" Hamilton that follows their lives from 1771 to the battle of the Nile in 1798 when Nelson and Emma's affair ignites. Vol. 2 will continue the narrative. Only 1,500 copies of the 1st printed.
    TB13679  $32.50




  • Enfield, Alexander:  Sea Captains' Tales.  London: Century Publishing, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light brown paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with a price clipped front flap, else fine. With an introduction by Douglas Reeman. A collection of twenty short stories of sea captains.
    TB14542  $7.00




  • Evans, Alan:  Thunder at Dawn.  Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and very light rubbing at the corners of the panels. A novel of nautical fiction which takes place in 1917 when a "renegade Englishman", David Smith, finds himself in command of H.M.S. Thunder in the Pacific off the coast of South America.
    TB12088  $5.00



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    Fender, J. E.:  The Private Revolution of Geoffrey Frost.  Hanover: University Press of New England, 2002. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 royal blue cloth and gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping and decorations on the spine and front board. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 297 pages of text followed by several pages of an historical note. The first volume in the Geoffrey Frost, Mariner, of Portsmouth, series.
    TB33216  $18.00



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    Forester, C. S.:  The Hornblower Companion.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1964. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and text on the spine and front board. A small quarto measuring 1" by 7 1/2 inches. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4 inch closed tear at the upper fore corner of the spine area which is also slightly tanned. "An Atlas and Personal Commentary on the writing of the Hornblower Saga...." (from the title page). Now becoming quite scarce as only 8,000 copies were printed. The story behind the making of the Hornblower sagas with maps and illustrations by Samuel H. Bryant. 149 pages.
    TB32824  $150.00



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    Forester, C. S.:  Mr. Midshipman Hornblower.  London: Michael Joseph LTD, 1950. First Edition. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine which has a minor crease up its center and a prior owner's name and date on the first free end paper. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with a squareish 1 1/4 inch deep chip from the lower edge of the spine ara with heavy rubbing to the folds and the top edge of the spine area. Only 25,000 copies of the first UK edition were distributed. Overall an acceptable, collectable copy. 277 pages of text.
    TB32869  $75.00



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    Forester, C. S.:  The Nightmare.  London: Michael Joseph, (1954). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in gray cloth covered boards with red and black text and designs on the spine. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches with slight lean to the spine In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the spine area slightly tanned. 240 pages of text. A collection of short stories pertaining to the Nazi war crimes. Little Brown produced only 7,000 copies of the first edition in the US while Michael Joseph in London produced 20,000 copies of the first UK edition. Of course if you are a "follow the flag" collector of Forester's books, this is the version you will want to have.
    TB32877  $50.00



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    Forester, C. S.:  Gold From Crete.  Boston: Little Brown, (1970). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/2 dark blue and turquoise cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a nearfine unclipped dust jacket with only a tiny 1/8 inch closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel and with hints of rubbing to the fore corners of the front panel over the tips of the boards. Ten short stories by C.S. Forester published by the author's widow four years after his death. A beautiful and very collectable copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind 263 pages of text.
    TB33082  $35.00



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    Forester, C. S.:  Randall and the River of Time.  London: Michael Joseph, 1951. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. There is a prior owner's name on the first free end paper and mild rubbing at the edges of the boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with moderate wear and flecking of the colors at the ends of the spine area and several short closed tears to the edges of the front panel. Thirty thousand copies of the UK first edition were released by Michael Joseph. 320 pages of text.
    TB18472  $25.00



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    Forester, C. S.:  The Sky and the Forest.  London: Michael Joseph, 1948. First U.K. Edition. Near fine in burnt orange cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with rubbing and wear to the of the spine area and at the folds. 219 pages of text.
    TB18470  $22.50




  • Forester, C. S.:  Long Before Forty.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1967. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a very near fine dust jacket with the stain of a glass ring on the front panel. The manuscript for Long Before Forty is an autobiography found after Forester's death in 1966 in a safe deposit box. His widow published it in 1967. The book traces Forester's early years to struggle as a writer.
    TB05504  $17.50




  • Forrest, Anthony:  The Pandora Secret.  London: Allen Lane, 1982. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in white cloth covered boards with copper color text stamping on the spine with top of front board lightly dented. In a near fine dust jacket with modest wrinkling at the top edge of the front panel. The author's name is a pseudonym for two well-known historians of the Napoleonic era. The second book in the Captain John Justice series which involves Robert Fulton the inventor.
    TB04467  $12.50




  • Fullerton, Alexander:  Sixty Minutes for St. George.  London: Michael Joseph, 1977. First Edition, First printing. An x-library copy in near fine condition in heavy blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine with the dust jacket attached to the end papers and boards and with the remnants of a removed book plate on the first free end paper (without any staining) and a small library stamp and related numbers on the table of contents page. The small library stamp also appears on the last page of text. In a near fine dust jacket although it is attached to the end papers of the book and to its boards. The author's second novel in the series dealing with Nick Everard, who, in this book is the second in command of a British destroyer participating in the raid on the German base Zeebrugge during the first World War. 224 pages of text. Being an x-library copy this volume is remarkable free of the typical library disfigurements making it a very handsome copy quite collectable condition.
    TB16835  $20.00




  • Fullerton, Alexander:  Patrol to the Golden Horn.  New York: Soho Press, Inc., 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and white paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A review copy as noted by the stamp stating as much on the first free end paper. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The third volume in the Nick Everard naval series. This one takes place in late 1918 when a British submarine must pass through narrow straits of the Dardanelles. Originally published in Great Britain by Michael Joseph Ltd in 1978. 229 pages of text.
    TB17547  $10.00




  • Garland, Joseph E.:  That Great Pattillo.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1966. First Edition, First printing. Fine in deep red cloth covered boards with a prior owner's plate on the end paper behind the jacket flap. In a near fine dust jacket with only a hint of wear to the ends of the spine area. Based on fact and the journals maintained by James William Pattillo this book provides more than just the biography of one of Gloucester's early fisherman. It also provides an entertaining account of America's fishing industry during the days of sail.
    TB10210  $7.84



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    Gilpatric, Guy:  The First Glencannon Omnibus.  New York: Dodd Mead, 1951. Reprint of 1951. Near fine in decorated light blue cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine and a likeness of Glencannon on the front cover. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with shallow chipping across the upper edge of the spine area and several short closed tears to the lower edge of the front panel all repaired with archival tape on the verso side of the jacket. A collection of short stories which include Scotch and Water, Half-Seas Over, Three Sheets to the Wind, all dealing with the indomitable Colin Glencannon. 437 pages of text. A clean, bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB33084  $65.00



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    Gilpatric, Guy:  Action in the North Atlantic.  New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1943. First Edition, First printing. Very good in blue-gray cloth covered boards with dark blue text on the spine and front board. There is a small hole of approximately 1/4" by 1/8" (perhaps a burn) through the cloth within the gutter between the front board and the spine and with light rubbing to the head and heel of the spine. Missing its issued dust jacket. This book was released at the same time as the movie by the same name. 189 pages of text and with photographs from the movie.
    TB16837  $15.00



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    Kent, Alexander:  Sloop of War.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1972). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark red-orange cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with map end sheets with a very slight lean to the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with only a hint of wear to the ends of the spine area. Bolitho receives the promotion he has wanted since first going to sea: He is placed in command of the sloop The Sparrow near the close of the American Revolution. An uncommon early title and one in beautiful condition!
    TB28110  $30.00




  • Kent, Alexander:  Command a King's Ship.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with light wear to the ends of the spine area and with the price intact on the front flap. The fifth volume in the Richard Bolitho series. The dust jacket for the American version is not as attractive as that of its British counterpart. The American version gives the appearance of a more antique painting rich with the patina of age
    TB10970  $15.00




  • Kent, Alexander:  Second to None.  London: William Heinemann, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in maroon paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with wrap-around art by Geoffrey Huband. The first volume in the Adam Bolitho saga and the 25th in Bolitho series.
    TB12265  $15.00




  • Kent, Alexander:  A Tradition of Victory.  New York: G. P. Putnam & Sons, 1982. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a crease on the spine area.
    TB09708  $10.00




  • Kent, Alexander:  The Inshore Squadron.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1977. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a date on the 1st FEP and a roll to the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with a number of short closed tears to the lower edges of the spine area and the front panle with the price intact. The 12th in the Bolitho series.
    TB10673  $10.00



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    King, Dean, and John B. Hattendorf:  Harbors and High Seas.  New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1996. First Edition. Fine in black and blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Written by Dean King with John B. Hattendorf. Contains maps, illustrations and information relating to all of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series. 219 pages of text and illustrated throughout with maps and images of earlier works of art. The sub-title reads: An Atlas and Geographical Guide to the Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O'Bian.
    TB32634  $200.00




  • Laing, Alexander:  Jonathan Eagle.  New York: Duell, Sloane & Pearce, 1955. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and maps on the end papers. In a very good+ dust jacket with 1/4" chips at the upper corners of the spine area with related creasing, rubbing at the lower corners of the panels but with the price intact. A young orphan from Stonington, Connecticut goes to sea & learns the meaning of liberty on board many tall ships.
    TB11815  $5.60



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  Havoc's Sword.  New York: Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin's Press, 2003. First Edition, First printing. Fine in ivory paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. The eleventh volume in the Alan Lewrie British Naval series which takes place in 1798 while Lewrie is in command of the H. M. S. Proteus in the Caribbean. 372 pages of text.
    TB31283  $35.00




  • Lambdin, Dewey:  Jester's Fortune.  New York: Dutton Books, 1999. First Edition. Fine in paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine jacket with the price intact on the flap. The eighth volume in the Alan Lewrie series. The events in this setting take place in 1796. Uncommon as only 3,200 copies of the first edition were produced.
    TB17730  $25.00



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  The Gun Ketch.  New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 green and tan paper covered boards with a black remainder mark on bottom edge of the text block. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. The fifth volume in the Adam Lewrie series which takes place in 1786 with Lewrie in command of the Gun Ketch, H.M.S. Alacrity, on patrol in the Bahamas to protect British merchant vessels.
    TB31327  $20.00




  • Lambdin, Dewey:  A King's Commander.  New York: Donald I. Fine, 1997. First Edition. Fine in maroon and gray paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The seventh volume in the Alan Lewrie naval adventure series in which Lewrie is in command of the corvette H.M.S. Jester and partakes in the Glorious First of June Battle with the French.
    TB10285  $15.00



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  The Captain's Vengeance.  New York: Thomas Dunn Books, 2004. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. The twelvth volume in the Alan Lewrie series which takes place in 1799 when Lewrie is driven to search for, and if possible take back, the French prize vessel he captured some months before. 336 pages of text.
    TB28406  $15.00



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  Troubled Waters.  New York: Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin's Press, (2008). First Edition. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 307 pages of text. The fourteenth volume in the Alan Lewrie naval adventure series.
    TB24763  $12.50



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  King's Captain.  New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in off-white paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with a tiny rub mark at the upper corner of the spine area at the fold to the front panel. The ninth volume in the Adam Lewrie series.
    TB25407  $12.50



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  Sea of Grey.  New York: Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin's Press, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. The tenth volume in the Alan Lewrie British Naval series which takes place in 1798 while Lewrie is in command of the H. M. S. Proteus. 391 pages of text.
    TB25411  $12.50



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    Lambdin, Dewey:  A King's Commander.  New York: Donald I. Fine, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards. An octavo measuring 9" by 5 7/8". In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap, but with a 2" section of the fold to the front flap eaten away. (This defect is not evident unless looking at the fore edge of the book.) The seventh volume in the Alan Lewrie naval adventure series published on February 24, 1997. 374 pages of text.
    TB28402  $7.50



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    Lavery, Brian:  Jack Aubrey Commands An Historical Companion To The Naval World of Patrick O'Brian.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, (2004) c2003. First US Edition. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10 3/8 by 7 5/8 inches. In a near fine, unclipped (no price anyway) dust jacket with a 1 inch closed tear at the upper rear corner of the spine area. First published in the UK in 2003 by Conway Maritime Press. 182 pages including an index, glossary, bibliography, footnotes and text. Illustrated throughout with color drawings, photographs and reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB28506  $32.00



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    London, Jack:  John Barleycorn.  New York: The Century Co., 1913. First Edition, First printing. Very good in dark green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spin with bright gilt text stamping on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed and worn. Missing the first free end page and the second free end page has a prior owner's name and date at its upper fore corner. Without the extremely scarce issued dust jacket.. 343 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece from a painting and with seven plates which lack page numbers. This state contains the blank leaf following page 343. (BAL, 11946; Sisson, p72; Woodbridge/London/Tweney, 113)
    TB32263  $65.00



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    Marryat, Captain Frederick:  The Pacha Of Many Tales; Percival Keene; The Mission Or Scenes In Africa; The Privateersman; and, The King's Own (Author's Connoisseur Edition).  Boston: Dana Estes & Company, n.d. (1898). Limited Edition, Author's Connoisseur Edition. All five volumes of the original set of 24 volumes are in very good+ to very good- condition all in 3/4 red, morocco leather and red, marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt text and gilt tool work in the compartments. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt and the end pages match the marbled paper on the . boards. Each is an octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 with the leather rubbed and worn at the tips of the boards. The volume of The King's Own has its upper fore corner of the front board chewed away to a depth of 3/8ths of an inch. Each volume is a limited edition of 74 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies, and each is identified as number 27. Each volume contains from 287 to 397 pages and each is illustrated with double frontispiece and multiple plates from engravings. The contents are all clean, free of foxing and tanning and with no prior ownership markings. Each contains a general introduction by W. L. Courtney.
    TB31646  $275.00




  • Masefield, John:  The Taking of the Gry.  New York: The Macmillan Co., 1934. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with decorated map end papers. In a very good+ dust jacket lightly worn at the spine ends and a narrow chip at the top of the front panel. The author, better known as a Poet Laureate, produced this tale that takes place on the Eastern Spanish Main.
    TB05580  $6.72




  • McCutchan, Philip:  Tom Chatto: Apprentice.  London: Weidenfeld & Nicolso, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine in charcoal cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Preceded the US publication which was entitled: The Second Mate which was not released until July of 1996.
    TB06295  $15.00




  • McCutchan, Philip:  Tom Chatto, Second Mate.  London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine in charcoal cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Preceded the US publication which was entitled: The Second Mate which was not released until July of 1996.
    TB06294  $10.00




  • McCutchan, Philip:  The Second Mate.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The second novel in the Tom Chatto series.
    TB04865  $5.25




  • McCutchan, Philip:  The New Lieutenant.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The third in the Tom Chatto series where the protagonist leaves the Merchant Marine for the Royal Navy Reserve. He serves on a vessel in the Mediterranean to draw enemy U-boat fire.
    TB04863  $3.00




  • Monsarrat, Nicholas:  The Master Mariner Running Proud.  London: Cassell, 1978. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. For 25 years the author dreamed of creating an epic tale encompassing 400 years of British Naval History as experienced by one man. The first volume in the work was The Master Mariner Running Proud published in 1978. The author's early death came shortly after starting the second volume.
    TB23846  $12.50




  • Monsarrat, Nicholas:  The Master Mariner Book 2 Darken Ship The Unfinished Novel.  New York: Wm. Morrow & Company, 1981. Second printing. Near fine in blue paper covered boards with modest spots of foxing on the lower edge of the text block. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The second volume in The Master Mariner series. This title was preceeded by Running Proud.
    TB23845  $5.00




  • Needle, Jan:  A Fine Boy For Killing.  London: Andre Deutsch, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in medium blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with only a modest amount of curling and rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area and front panel. The first book in the William Bentley series.
    TB13422  $6.00




  • Nelson, James L.:  The Blackbirder.  New York: William Morrow, 2001. First Edition, First printing. Fine in purple paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The second volume in the author's The Brethern of the Coast series. If follows The Guardship. 336 pages of text.
    TB16273  $10.00



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    Nelson, James L.:  All The Brave Fellows.  New York: Pocket Books, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray and white paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. Captain Isaac Biddlecomb is under orders to sail to Philadelphia before invading British Forces can take the newly completed 28-gun frigate, Falmouth, and sail her to sea. Well reviewed with one critic calling Nelson the "American counterpart to Patrick O'Brian."
    TB28411  $7.50




  • Nelson, James L.:  The Maddest Idea.  New York: Pocket Books, 1997. First Trade Paperback Edition. Very near fine in illustrated heavy paper wraps. The second volume in the Revolution at Sea Trilogy which takes place during the late summer of 1775 when the American troops are in desperate need of powder and shot. Isaac Biddlecomb leads a daring raid to Bermuda to capture what is needed.
    TB17616  $5.00



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    Nordhoff, Charles, and James Norman Hall:  The Bounty Trilogy Comprising the Three Volumes: Mutiny on the Bounty; Men Against the Sea & Pitcairn's Island.  Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1940. First Edition, Wyeth Edition. Very good+ in its original blue cloth covered boards with tarnished gilt text and decorations on the spine and with a bark circled with a compass rose in gilt on the front board and with map end sheets. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/2 inches with a gift inscription on the first free end page and with light rubbing to the cloth at the tips of the boards. In a good+, unclipped dust jacket with 1/3 inch deep chips from the upper edge of the spine area, several closed tears to the panels some of which have been repaired with cellophane tape. This is the rather uncommon Wyeth Edition so named because of the frontispiece and 10 color plates from paintings by N. C. Wyeth. 903 pages of text and with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth as aforesaid. A testament to the strong binding and care this copy has seen is the fact that such a thick book has not suffered a concave spine which is so common with books of this length.
    TB32182  $150.00



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    O'Brian, Patrick:  The Mauritius Command.  London: Collins, 1977. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark green paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with the head and heel of the spine very faintly faded. There is a prior owner's name, date and price in ink on the first free end page. In a fine dust jacket with the price clipped from the front flap. The 4th volume in the Aubrey/Maturin canon which opens with Aubrey "on the beach" waiting for a command. After suffering through less than domestic bliss he finally is given command of a naval frigate and sent with secret orders to the Cape of Good Hope. "His ultimate destination is to capture the French island bases of Reunion and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean." A splendid copy!
    TB31857  $450.00



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    O'Brian, Patrick:  Treason's Harbour.  London: Collins, 1983. First Edition. Near fine but an x-library copy which has been rebound in simulated red cloth covered boards with the typical cancelation marks & pocket. In a very good+ dust jacket with very moderate rubbing at the corners and ends of the spine area. The ninth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series. This title was never published in the US in a hardbound format until W. W. Norton recently re-published the series in a uniform dust jacket set. Only 5,250 copies of the first edition were published.
    TB12008  $65.00



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    O'Brian, Patrick:  Blue at the Mizzen.  London: HarperCollins, (1999). First Edition. Fine in blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The 20th volume in the Jack Aubrey and Stephen Marturin canon.
    TB32425  $25.00



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    O'Brian, Patrick:  Patrick O'Brian: Critical Essays and a Bibliography.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1994. First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with minor dust staining to the top edge of the text block. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with the "erratum" slip laid-in at the front of the book. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Edited by A. E. Cunningham. Numerous essays by critics, historians and admirers including Charlton Heston as well as a thorough bibliography.
    TB29225  $20.00




  • O'Brian, Patrick:  The Unknown Shore.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1995. First Edition. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Originally published in Great Britain in 1959. This is a prequil to O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series.
    TB02883  $10.00




  • O'Brian, Patrick:  The Commodore.  New York: W.W. Norton, 1995. First U.S. Edition. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. The seventeenth volume in the Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin series.
    TB02793  $5.00




  • O'Brian, Patrick:  The Yellow Admiral.  New York: W.W. Norton, 1995. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards with a blind embossed POB on the front board and with a prior owner's name and date on the second free end paper. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The sequel to O'Brian's book: The Commodore and the 18th volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series. 262 pages of text.
    TB26142  $5.00



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    O'Brian, Patrick:  The Hundred Days.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and decorated paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. The 19th volume in the Aubury/Maturin series which takes place after Napoleon escaped from Elba and Aubury has been appointed to command a squadron. 281 pages of text.
    TB32424  $5.00




  • Palliser, Marcus:  Devil of a Fix.  London: William Heinemann, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap.
    TB11314  $6.00




  • Parkinson, C. Northcote:  Dead Reckoning.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1978. First US Editon. Fine with a former owner's stamp on the title page. In a fine dust jacket. The fourth volume in the Richard Delancey, R.N. series.
    TB07493  $10.00




  • Parkinson, C. Northcoate:  The Fireship.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Near fine. In a near fine dust jacket , with modest spine wear otherwise very bright & clean.
    TB03704  $5.00




  • Perkins, Wilder:  Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocities.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in grey paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. A maritime mystery which involves Captain Bartholomew Hoare is no longer able to command one of King George III's ships and is assigned shore duty. This allows him to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a ship.
    TB09935  $35.00




  • Pope, Dudley:  Galleon.  London: Secker & Warburg, 1986. First U.K. Edition. Fine in red/orange paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The third novel in Pope's Ned York series.
    TB07491  $12.50



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    Pope, Dudley:  Ramage's Prize.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in green cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price clipped from the front flap. The fifth novel in Pope's Ramage series.
    TB28410  $12.50



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    Reeman, Douglas:  In Danger's Hour.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1988. First U.S. Edition. Near fine in 1/4 white cloth and blue-gray paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The story of the HMS Rob Roy, a minesweeper, during World War I 319 pages of text.
    TB18138  $10.00




  • Reeman, Douglas:  The Iron Pirate.  London: Heinemann, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The 26th book under the author's true name. It takes place in 1944 aboard the German heavy-cruiser Luitpold which is ordered from the Baltic to take prizes in the North Atlantic.
    TB16008  $7.00




  • Richards, Alun:  Barque Whisper.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in yellow paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine jacket with two small marks on the front panel which are imperfections of the artwork used by the printer. A sea novel occurring in 1858 in a voyage around Cape Horn.
    TB04563  $7.50




  • Ross, Frank:  Goldship.  London: Book Club Associates, 1981. Book Club Associates edition. Near fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a very near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Nautical fiction based on some elements of fact involving an old converted merchant ship on patrol in the South Atlantic in December of 1918.
    TB15896  $2.50



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    Russell, S. Thomas:  Under Enemy Colors.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (2007). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 blue and red paper covered boards with bold gilt text and rules on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 5 7/8". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 486 pages of text. The first volume in the Commander Charles Hayden series.
    TB28414  $12.50



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    Schaeffer, Mead:  Cruise of the Cachalot (Frontispiece).  n. p. : , n. d. (circa 1926). . A fine artist's proof of a print of a whale capsizing a boat which appears as the frontispiece in Frank T. Bullen's book: Cruise of the Cachalot: Round the World After Sperm Whales published by Dodd, Mead and Company. The image measures 9 1/4" by 14" plus margins and is matted and framed in a glass fronted, gilt decorated wooden frame. Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right margin together with the penciled notation "A/P" (artist's proof) in the lower left hand corner of the margin. The caption which appears beneath the frontispiece in the above mentioned book reads: "Up flew the broad tail in air and a blow which might have sufficed to stave in the side of the ship strikes the second mate's boat."
    TB26525  $200.00



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    Smalley, Peter:  HMS Expedient.  London: Century, 2005. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine with illustrated end sheets. In a fine unclipped dust jacket with wrap-around art by Geoff Hunt. 402 pages of text. The first volume in the HMS Expedient series and the author's first novel.
    TB21962  $17.50



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    Stockwin, Julian:  Artemis.  London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The author's second book and the second in the series which was initiated with Kydd.
    TB15857  $25.00



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    Stockwin, Julian:  Command.  London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The author's seventh in the series which was initiated with Kydd. 345 pages of text.
    TB28415  $12.50




  • Suthren, Victor:  The Black Cockade.  Toronto: Collins, 1977. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping. In a very near fine dust jacket with slight wear and flecking at the base of the spine area. This is the first book to introduce Paul Gallant who is in command of the corvette, Echo.
    TB04462  $12.50




  • Suthren, Victor:  In Perilous Seas.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Fine in navy cloth covered boards with a nick at the lower edge of the rear board and with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with modest wear and flecking at the base of the spine area and corners to the panels. The author's third book of nautical fiction in the series with Paul Gallant.
    TB04822  $12.50




  • Suthren, Victor:  Royal Yankee.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB05614  $7.50




  • Trew, Antony:  Bannister's Chart.  London: Wm. Collins Sons & Co., 1984. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in black paper covered boards with a stamped C in a circle on the title page and with the edges of the pages tanning due to the high acid content of the paper used to produce the book. In a near fine dust jacket with a price clipped front flap, else fine. The author's thirteenth novel most of which are of a nautical bent.
    TB11141  $5.04




  • White, Simon:  His Majesty's Frigate.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with a tiny nick of the color at the upper edge of the spine area. Published simultaneously in the UK by Robert Hale Limited. The author's 3rd book and the third in the Cocky Penhaligon series.
    TB15998  $20.00



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    Wilson, Derek:  Keene's Quest.  Surry: Severn House, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Pasted to the front panel of the dust jacket is a label from the publisher indicating that the book was released in the U.S. in March of 2001. Laid-in is material from the U.S. offices of the publisher containing a review of the book. Book One of Keene's Revolution. "The story of an English Spy in the War against France." 248 pages.
    TB19741  $17.50




  • Wood, James:  Voyage into Nowhere.  New York: The Vanguard Press, 1966. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a very good+ but price clipped dust jacket with upper 1/4" lightly worn at edges. The author's 12th novel.
    TB03863  $3.50




  • Woodman, Richard:  A Private Revenge.  London: John Murray, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The ninth volume in the Nataniel Drinkwater series. It takes place on the frigate Patrician off the China coast in a voyage to Borneo.
    TB13541  $30.00




  • Woodman, Richard:  Endangered Species.  London: Little, Brown & Co., 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. A novel of Captain John Mackinnon's last voyage before his retirement on the last passage by the old cargo vessel, Matthew Flinders.
    TB07274  $20.00




  • Woodman, Richard:  Under False Colours.  London: John Murray, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The tenth volume in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series. It takes place in 1809 when Drinkwater takes a role in efforts to disrupt the relationship between Napoleon and the Russian Tsar.
    TB07799  $20.00




  • Woodman, Richard:  Under False Colours.  London: John Murray, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The tenth volume in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series. It takes place in 1809 when Drinkwater takes a role in efforts to disrupt the relationship between Napoleon and the Russian Tsar.
    TB13547  $20.00




  • Woodman, Richard:  Ebb Tide.  London: John Murray Publish., 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The 14th Nathaniel Drinkwater novel which takes place in 1843.
    TB13530  $17.50



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    Wouk, Herman:  The Caine Mutiny.  Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1977. Signed Limited Edition. Fine in full red-brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments. Both the front and rear boards are decorated with gilt tool work and borders. The end sheets are silk, there is a matching placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine and all edges of the text block are gilt . Without a dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author on the third free end page. Laid-in at the front of the book is the publisher's 22 page "notes from the editors". 544 pages of text illustrated with a two-page, color frontispiece. The author's third novel and one which was a major best seller and formed the basis of the movie of the same name. A very handsome and clean copy with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB26659  $130.00






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