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Naval Customs: Traditions and Usage
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Naval Customs: Traditions and Usage

By LOVETTE, LeLand P.

Annapolis: United States Naval Institute, 1942. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial stamping. xx, 404pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Very good. Mild edgewear; ownership name/address on front pastedown. Tight, nice later printing of this popular 1934 compilation.

$25.00

Torpedo Junction: With the Pacific Fleet from Pearl Harbor to Midway
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Torpedo Junction: With the Pacific Fleet from Pearl Harbor to Midway

By CASEY, Robert J.

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1942. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 423pp. Frontispiece, illustrations.Near fine/very good. Some jacket edgewear and touch of rubbing, but overall bright and attractive; large nonauthorial gift inscription on front flyleaf. Tight and handsome first edition of this WW2 maritime classic.

$50.00

Die Flotten von England und Frankreich

Berlin: Walter Krieg Verlag, 1940. Paperback. 24mo. Stiff green pictorial wrappers. 40pp. Near fine. Text block lightly age toned, but no brittleness or edge tears. A tight and nice later printing (51st-70th thousand) of this handy pocket war-time guide containing charts describing (entirely in German) the British and French naval fleets in technical detail. Title translation: The Fleets of England and France. It's unlikely this surprisingly fresh copy went through World War Two in the hands of a German swabby!

$25.00

Paddle Wheels and Pistols
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Paddle Wheels and Pistols

By ANTHONY, Irvin

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1929. Hardcover. Illustrations by Manning DeV. Lee and Lyle Justis. Small 4to. Green cloth with blue lettering and blue and white pictorial stamping, pictorial dust jacket. 329pp. Color frontispiece, 3 full-page color plates, full-page line drawings. Very good/very good. Faintest of binding edgewear, with endpapers lightly age toned; jacket rather edgeworn, with spine slightly sunned, but complete and still attractive. A tight, attractive reprint edition of this broad survey of the tumultuous heyday of Mississippi River navigation.

$40.00

Showboats: The History of an American Institution

By GRAHAM, Philip

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1954. Hardcover. Small 4to. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering and decoration, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. x, 324pp. Illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear and couple tiny edge chips. Quite tight and handsome first edition of this (to cite front jacket panel) "delightful and authoritative record of America's showboats, from the first one, launched in 1831, to the last...."

$35.00

Eastward the Convoys

By SCHOFIELD, William G.

Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1965. Hardcover. 8vo. Teal blue cloth with ivory spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 23pp. Near fine/near fine. Quite nice and attractive first edition of this journalist's memoir of being a naval officer with the U.S. Navy's Armed Guard Program in the Atlantic during World War Two.

$25.00

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Series I -- Volume 25

By MEYER, George v.L., and STEWART, Charles W. (directed by)

Harrisburg: The National Historical Society, 1987. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. xvii, 887pp. Frontispiece, illustration, 2 small foldout maps. Fine. Tight and pristine facsimile reprint of this volume from the 31-volume naval portion of the enormous "O.R." (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1912), covering "Naval Forces on Western Waters from May 18, 1863, to February 29, 1864."

$25.00

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Series I -- Volume 23

By MEYER, George v.L., and STEWART, Charles W. (directed by)

Harrisburg: The National Historical Society, 1987. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. xvi, 801pp. Frontispiece, small foldout map. Fine. Tight and pristine facsimile reprint of this volume from the 31-volume naval portion of the enormous "O.R." (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1908), covering "Naval Forces on Western Waters from April 12 to December 31, 1862."

$25.00

Selected Essays by Gideon Welles: Civil War and Reconstruction

By WELLES, Gideon

New York: Twayne Publishers, 1959. Hardcover. Compiled by Albert Mordell. 8vo. Blue cloth with silver lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 279pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket mildly edgeworn and a bit rubbed. A tight, nice first edition of these writings ob Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy. Robert W. Johannsen calls "These postwar observations... a valuable addenda to Welles's incomparable diary." Interestingly, front pastedown bears the bookplate of U.S. Naval War College alumni and WW2 naval pilot George Martin Cunha (1912-94), an influential figure and author in the world of document conservation. NEVINS II, 99.

$55.00

Memoirs: Ten Years and Twenty Days

By DOENITZ, Karl

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1990. Hardcover. Translation by R.H. Stevens. Introduction by Jurgen Rohwer. 8vo. Purple cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xv, 520pp. Illustrations, maps. Near fine/near fine. First of this edition, a right and tight new edition of this memoir by the leader of the Imperial Germany Navy in World War Two and its notorious U-boat fleet, first published in English in 1959.

$50.00

Munda Trail: The New Georgia Campaign

By HAMMEL, Eric

New York: Orion Books, 1989. Hardcover. 8vo. Orange and green paper over boards with white spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xvi, 252pp. Illustrations, maps. Near fine/near fine. Just a book club edition -- but tight and pristine. Front jacket panel touts this as "Turning the Tide Against Japan in the South Pacific."

$17.50

MacArthur's Navy: The Seventh Fleet and the Battle for the Philippines
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MacArthur's Navy: The Seventh Fleet and the Battle for the Philippines

By HOYT, Edwin P.

New York: Orion Books, 1989. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with white lettering and green paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. vi, 216pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. Perfectly pristine and tight first edition.

$25.00

Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict 1853 to 1952

By HOYT, Edwin P.

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1986. Hardcover. 8vo. Black and red paper over boards with red spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 514pp. Illustrations, map endpapers. Near fine/near fine. Only a book club edition of this history of (to cite jacket front panel) "The Great Pacific Conflict," but tight and handsome.

$15.00

Blood on the Sea: American Destroyers Lost in World War II
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Blood on the Sea: American Destroyers Lost in World War II

By PARKIN, Robert Sinclair

New York: Sarpedon, 1996. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 360pp. Illustrations, maps. Fine/fine. A perfect, pristine, tight first edition.

$25.00

The Longest Battle: The War at Sea, 1939-45

By HOUGH, Richard

New York: William Morrow and Company, 1986. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue and grey paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 433pp. Illustrations, maps. Near fine/very good. Minor jacket edgewear. Only a book club edition, but quite handsome and tight.

$15.00

The Little Giants: U.S. Escort Carriers Against Japan

By Y'BLOOD, William T.

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1987. Hardcover. 8vo. Black paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 468pp. Illustrations, line drawings, tables. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. Only a book club edition, but tight and quite attractive.

$17.50

The Magnificent Mitscher

By TAYLOR, Theodore

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991. Hardcover. Foreword by Admiral Arthur W. Radford. Introduction by Jeffrey G. Barlow. 8vo. Black cloth spine with copper lettering and brown paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xxxviii, 364pp. Illustrations, map endpapers. Near fine/near fine. Tight and quite handsome second edition of this biography of World War Two admiral Marc A. Mitscher, first published in 1954.

$25.00

Shinano! The Sinking of Japan's Secret Supership

By ENRIGHT, Joseph F.

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey/blue paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xvi, 238pp. Illustrations, maps. Fine/very good. Faintest of jacket wear. A mere book club edition, but tight and most handsome. Notes front jacket panel, "In 1944 Japan's Mightiest Aircraft Carrier Was Attacked on Her Top-Secret Maiden Voyage by a Lone American Submarine. This Is the Untold Story of the Shinano, by the Man Who Sank Her...."

$15.00

Sailing Trawlers: The Story of Deep-Sea Fishing with Long Line and Trawl
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Sailing Trawlers: The Story of Deep-Sea Fishing with Long Line and Trawl

By MARCH, Edgar J.

London: Percival Marshall and Company, 1953. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xvi, 384pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations and line drawings (3 foldouts). Near fine/good plus. Jacket edgeworn and a bit rubbed, with large chip near spine center -- but overall bright and fairly attractive. A tight and lovely first edition of this uncommon chronicle, with small publisher-affixed "Printed in Great Britain" label over copyright year (presumably for import reasons) whose fixative leaves small show-through on title page.

$175.00

Sailor Life on Man of War and Merchant Vessel
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Sailor Life on Man of War and Merchant Vessel

By NORDHOFF, Charles

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1884. Hardcover. Small 4to. Olive green cloth with black, brown, ivory and gilt lettering and pictorial stamping. 753pp. Frontispiece, full-page illustrations, floral endpapers. Very good. Faint binding edgewear; old but neat and discreet cloth tape reinforcement of inner hinges; text block moderately age toned as usual; ownership signature on inner flyleaf. Later printing of this 1882 combination of two works first published in 1855 -- penned by this journalist and author (1830-1901) whose namesake grandson co-authored with James Norman Hall the bestselling "Bounty Trilogy." Delightful front board graphics.

$75.00

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