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Professor Cipolla argues in ‘Guns & Sails in the Early Phase of European Expansion 1400-1700 ‘  that the simultaneous technological development of guns and sailing ships, and the fusing of the two into a weapon that swept all before it—the gun-carrying ocean-going sailing ship made Europe pre-eminent at sea in this period.

Guns & Sails

in the Early Phase of European Expansion1400-1700

by Carlo M. Cipolla

First published 1965 by Collins, London

THE ANTHONY ROLL of Henry VIII's Navy - Here for the first time complete in print is the famous pictorial survey of Henry VIII's navy compiled in 1546	by Anthony, a clerk in the ordnance office. Originally comprising three rolls of vellum, the MS features paintings of each of the king's 58 ships, below which are set details of their guns_ shot. and related equipment.

THE
ANTHONY ROLL

of Henry VIII's Navy


Edited by
C. S. Knighton and D. M. Loades

Published by ASHGATE for
THE NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY
in association with
THE BRITISH LIBRARY and MAGDALENE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE 2000

A blue cloth book with gilt lettering to spine. no inscriptions. FINE condition. In a FINE condition unclipped dust jacket. AS NEW

220 mm. x 303 mm. 198 pages

Weight wrapped just short of 1.25 kilo.

ISBN 0 83177 138 6

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THE QUEEN'S CORSAIR
Drakes Journey of Circumnavigation 1577 - 1780

by
Alexander McKee
First published by Souvenir Press Ltd., and simultaneously in Canada.
ISBN 0 285 62339 7

A VERY GOOD PLUS condition blue cloth bound book with silver lettering to spine. In a VERY GOOD clipped, publisher's repricing label on bottom of front flap.

£10.00 + P & P

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THE LIFE OF
FRANCIS DRAKE

by
A. E. W. Mason

1st. published 1941
by Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., London

Lightly rubbed boards; a little dust marking to page block edges and some acid browning on free end papers but a very sound and square copy - VERY GOOD minus condition navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine - fold out map of Cadiz complete and as new.

£10.00 + P & P

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DRAKE AT
CADIZ

FAMOUS EVENTS SERIES
by
GRANT UDEN
Illustrated by H. W. Douthwaite

First published in England 1969 by
Macdonald and Co. (Publishers) Ltd., London.

SBN 366 02673 6

A VERY GOOD condition red cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine; crown octavo. In a VERY GOOD unclipped, gum remains from missing publisher's label, Very slightly marked dust wrapper
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£7.00 + P & P

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SIR FRANCIS DRAKE

by
E. F. Benson

First published 1927 as one of the 'Golden Hind' series by John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., London
Second printing 1927

A blue cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine - Front board gilt series title and blind ship decoration. Some light rubbing and the back board is marked slightly. Page block has no foxing and is clean and tight with top edge dyed blue - pages rough cut. VERY GOOD condition.

155 mm. x 220 mm. x 30 mm. 315 Pages + adverts

The Golden Hind by T. W. E. Roche: On 13 December 1577, Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth with a flotilla of five small ships. It was a voyage which was to last nearly three years, and to end with the triumphant return of its leader to a knighthood and to immortality as the first man to circumnavigate the globe. And it ensured immortality too for his flagship, the most famous vessel in English history —the Golden Hind.

THE GOLDEN HIND

by
Thomas William Edgar Roche

First published 1973.

This edition History Book Club by arrangement of Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Illustrated with 24 pages of black and white pictures - Jacket design by David Eldred

CONDITION
Navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine - the bottom of which is lightly bumped; top edge of page block dyed pink; pages are pristine - condition at least VERY GOOD PLUS. Dust wrapper whole with a little shelf wear particularly to top edge - Condition VERY GOOD.

THE DEFEAT OF JOHN HAWKINS - a biography of his third slaving voyage by RAYNOR UNWIN: Twenty years before Sir John Hawkins and his kinsman Drake harried the Great Armada to its doom, these two same English sea-captains had matched their guns against those of Spain in an obscure harbour on the Gulf Coast of Mexico—San Juan de Ulua. It was a hard- fought, desperate battle, from which Hawkins and relatively few of his men escaped home. It was also a turning-point in the relationship between England and Spain.

THE DEFEAT OF JOHN HAWKINS

A BIOGRAPHY OF HIS THIRD SLAVING VOYAGE

by

RAYNOR UNWIN

A red cloth bound book with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine and top edge of page block is stained red - condition VERY GOOD PLUS. Dust wrapper taped, not priced clipped, chipped and repaired but still VERY GOOD minus.
1st. 1960
George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London

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BRITAIN AND THE WESTERN SEAWAYS

by

E. G. Bowen

A green cloth bound book with bright gilt lettering the spine and decoration to bottom corner of the front board. Top edge of pristine page block dyed to match binding - condition VERY GOOD plus. Dust wrapper un-clipped, chipped and with some edge rubbing - VERY GOOD.

1st. 1972
Thames and Hudson Ltd.,
ISBN 0 500 02076 0

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The Three Worlds of Captain

JOHN SMITH

by
PHILIP L. BARBOUR
First published 1964 by Macmillan & Co., Ltd., London

A blue cloth bound book with slight shelf rubbing but still VERY GOOD condition.

553 pages 145 mm. x 230 mm. x 40 mm.

 

£6.50 plus P & P

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CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH

by

E. Keble Chatterton

First published 1927 as one of the 'Golden Hind' series by John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., London
A blue cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine - Front board gilt series title and blind ship decoration. Both boards have faded and the back board is also marked slightly. Page block has some light foxing on the first and last few pages - top edge-stained blue and pages rough cut. Inner front hinge starting to split. GOOD PLUS condition.
155 mm. x 220 mm. x 30 mm. 278 Pages + adverts

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The Birth of the Steamboat
by

H. Philip Spratt,
B.Sc., A.S.M.E., I.S.O.

A blue cloth bound book with bright silver lettering the spine and decoration to front board. Top edge of pristine page block dyed purple - a light bump to the bottom of the spine stops it being FINE condition.
Dust wrapper predominately white is slightly marked un-clipped, and with some light rubbing - VERY GOOD.
1st. 1958
Charles Griffin & Co. Ltd.,

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Lisbon as a Port Town, the British Seaman and other Maritime Themes

Edited by Stephen Fisher

EXETER MARITIME STUDIES
No. 2

First published 1988 by Exeter University

ISBN 0859893138

VERY GOOD PLUS condition illustrated card covered book (PB).
An unobtrusive previous owner's signature to top of inside of front cover.

150 mm. x 225 mm. x 9 mm.

£5.00 plus P & P

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The Defeat of James Stuart's Armada 1692

by

Philip Aubrey

1979 First published by Leicester University Press, London

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A green cloth bound book with gilt lettering to the spine and green dye to top edge of page-block in VERY GOOD PLUS condition in an unclipped VERY GOOD condition. The spine is sunned but by no means as obviously as depicted in my scans.

ISBN 0718511689

Tide of Empires - Decisive Naval Campaigns in the Rise of the West Volume I 1481-1654 by Peter Padfield. This, the first of a four-volume history of naval warfare, deals with the period from Venetian sea supremacy and the Portuguese campaigns of discovery to the Dutch conquest of a world-wide maritime empire, and finally the emergence of England as a serious rival to the Dutch.

Decisive Naval Campaigns in the Rise of the West
Tide of Empires

by
Peter Padfield

ISBN 0710001509

1st. Published 1979 by
Routledge & Keegan Paul Ltd, London

A navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine -in VERY GOOD PLUS condition in a VERY GOOD PLUS condition un-priceclipped dust wrapper.
160 mm. x 240 mm. x 22 mm.
252 Pages

£8.00 + P & P

Rev. George Tyler Townsend in his "The Sea Kings of the Mediterranean" - a 1870 first edition, recounts the story of the Christian Crusaders and the Knights-Hospitallers and their influence  over the Mediterranean for seven centuries.

THE SEA KINGS
OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

by The Rev. Geo. Fyler Townsend, M.A.

          Published 1872 by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London

A green cloth bound bound with gilt and black decoration and lettering. The extremities are rubbed and worn; the spine ends are bumped and worn. Both corners of the front board are rubbed and worn. The hinges are starting so page block although reasonably tight is just a little slack - it is 140 years old. There is very little foxing which is confined mainly to the first and last few pages. The illustrated frontispiece's tissue guard is still intact and the pages are clean and bright. Errata tipped in on dedication page with three small initials in lower gutter. GOOD PLUS.
In ISLANDERS - The Pacific In The Age of Empire,  Nicholas Thomas, unlike conventional accounts which emphasise confrontation and the destruction of indigenous cultures, reveals there was gain as well as loss, survival as well as suffering and invention as well as exploitation.  He rediscovers a rich and surprising history of encounters, not only between Islanders and Europeans, but among Islanders, brought together in new ways by explorers, missionaries and colonists.

ISLANDERS

THE PACIFIC IN THE AGE OF EMPIRES

by NICHOLAS THOMAS

First published 2010 by Yale University Press, New Haven and London

ISBN 978 0 300 12438 5

A green cloth bound book with gilt lettering to the spine the bottom of which is very lightly shelf bumped. The endpapers are navy and, although barely discernible, a small date has been written in blue ink. Carefully read; book and wrapper are in at least VERY GOOD PLUS condition.
336 pages 165 mm. x 235 mm 36 mm. Weight wrapped <950 grams..

Price £10.00 plus postage

In ‘The Formative Years’ G. J. Marcus traces the development of our merchant and fighting fleet from the days of Chaucer's Shipman to the French Revolution. Sea power shattered the hopes of Philip of Spain and the Papacy and later gained and retained the carrying trade of the world, formerly enjoyed by the Dutch. Sea power of Great Britain-wielded by Pitt and Anson settled the fate of North America and India. In the American War of Independence our navy held out against severe odds, and on the restoration of peace, rapidly regained its former commanding position throughout the seven seas prepared for the final decisive struggle with France. A NAVAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND I

The Formative Centuries

by G. J. Marcus

First 1961
LONGMANS, GREEN AND CO LTD, London

 

An attractive navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering on a green panel to spine, some very light wear, no inscriptions, no foxing - in VERY GOOD PLUS condition.

Clipped dust wrapper has a couple of blind tears backed by tape, spine and top edge sunned slightly - condition is VERY GOOD MINUS.

 

Commander Ohrelius has written a fascinating account of Vasa, the ill-fate royal ship whose maiden voyage in 1628 lasted little more than two hours, and was followed by 330 years of silence at the bottom of the waters of Stockholm harbour.– a strange fate for a man-of war built to maintain Sweden’s power in the Baltic against the threatened attack by the Hapsburg Empire. This seventeenth-century warship is unique, the best preserved so far discovered to be definitely identifiable, and there is a great deal to be learned from her. CLICK TO GO TO PAGE!!

VASA
The King's Ship
by

Commander
Bengt Ohrelius

A grey cloth bound book with gilt lettering to the spine condition GOOD PLUS. Dust wrapper un-clipped GOOD PLUS. Only a reference copy.

1st. English translation 1962
Cassell & Company Ltd.,
London.

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LIFE AT SEA
IN THE AGE OF SAIL
by

W. R. THROWER

A brown cloth bound book with gilt lettering the spine condition NEAR FINE. Dust wrapper un-clipped VERY GOOD Plus.

1st. 1972
Phillimore & Co. Ltd.,
London & Chichester

S.B.N. 900592 25 7

 

 

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