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Royal Navy   76 Books
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Drill for 6 Inch B.L. & 5.5 Inch B.L. Guns. On Transferable Mountings. 1934. Orig. blue printed wraps., 27pp. Admiralty (Gunnery Branch). 1934  #31003
Staples rusted o/w VG with several Amendments pasted in.   £12
Geographical Handbook Series, For Official Use Only. Algeria. February 1943/May 1944. 2 Vols., B.R. 505 & B.R. 505A (Restricted), 1st Eds., xi+311pp., frontis. & 67 other photos., 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 51 maps & diagrams in text & xiv+500pp., frontis. & 121 other photos., fldg. map in endpocket, 75 maps & diagrams in text. Naval Intelligence Division. 19431944  #51544
[HLMainPic] Detailed & extensively illustrated work compiled by the Naval Intelligence Division. Orig. cloth, VG with some pencil annotation & ownership inscrips. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £50
Geographical Handbook Series, For Official Use Only. Morocco. December 1941/October 1942. 2 Vols., B.R. 506 & B.R. 506A (Restricted), 1st Eds., viii+295pp., 27 plates, 2 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 62 maps & diagrams in text & xii+346pp., frontis. & 34 plates, 2 fldg. maps in endpocket, 53 maps & diagrams in text. Naval Intelligence Division. 19411942  #51543
[HLMainPic] Detailed & extensively illustrated work compiled by the Naval Intelligence Division. Orig. cloth, VG but Vol. I lacking frontis. Ownership inscrips. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £40
Geographical Handbook Series, For Official Use Only. Palestine & Transjordan. December 1943. B.R. 514. 1st Ed., xvi+621pp., frontis., 154 illus., 61 maps & diagrams (+ fldg. map in endpocket). Naval Intelligence Division. 1943  #51542
[HLMainPic] Detailed & extensively illustrated work compiled by the Naval Intelligence Division. Orig. cloth, minor wear, VG with small ink stamps of Arwyn Grammar School & ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £35
Geographical Handbook Series, For Official Use Only. Yugoslavia. October 1944/June 1945. 3 Vols., B.R. 493, B.R. 493A & B.R. 493B (Restricted), 1st Eds., xiii+337pp., 88 photos., fldg. map in end-pocket, 99 maps & diagrams in text, xi+403pp., 36 photos., 772 maps & diagrams & xiv+566pp., 148 photos., fldg. map in endpocket, 87 maps & diagrams in text. Naval Intelligence Division. 19441945  #51545
[HLMainPic] Detailed & extensively illustrated work compiled by the Naval Intelligence Division. Orig. cloth, VG with ownership inscrips. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £75
Geographical Handbook Series, For Official Use Only. Yugoslavia. Vol. I, Physical Geography; Vol. II, History, Peoples & Administration; Vol. III, Economic Geography, Ports & Communications. October 1944/June 1945. B.R. 493, 493A & 493B (Restricted). 1st Eds., xiii+337pp., 88 illus., 99 maps & diagrams (+ fldg. map in endpocket); xi+403pp., 36 plates, 72 maps & diagrams & xiv+566pp., 148 plates, 87 maps & diagrams (+ fldg. map in endpocket). Naval Intelligence Division. 194445  #46110
Detailed & extensively illustrated work compiled by the NID. Little rubbed/worn, VG ex-lib..   £45
H.M.S. Spenser: With the Harwich Force in the War, 1917-1918. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 32pp., 31 photos. Printed for Private Circulation by the Criterion Press, Leicester. nd (c.1919).  #57584
[HLMainPic] Completed at Thorneycroft's yard at Woolston, 1st Dec. 1917, proceeded on sea trials then Tenth Destroyer Flotilla of the Harwich Force & on continuous operations throughout 1918. Includes roll of ship's complement by branches as at 1st Dec. 1918. Interesting letterpress description of the ship's services with equally interesting photos.. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
The Battle of the Bight: Being the Official Narrative of the Naval Engagement between the British & German Fleets in the Heligoland Bight on Friday, August 28th, 1914, with Drawings by Frank Mason & Arthur Briscoe, & Rudyard Kipling's Poem 'The Destroyers.' 2nd Imp., orig. dec. wraps., oblong 4to, [ii]+20pp., several sketches. Printed & published by 'The Yachting Monthly' (Battle Souvenirs, No. 1). 1915  #53462
[HLMainPic] The official Despatches of Beatty, Tyrwhitt ('Arethusa') & Keyes (Submarine Flotilla), including recommendations for awards &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
The Monthly Navy List for April, 1913. Corrected to 18th March 1913. Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Indian Marine, RNR & Retired/Reserve lists + full ship listings (noting appointments in the ship &c.). Much interesting detail. Contemp. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.  #48450
[HLMainPic]   £25
The Monthly Navy List for January 1924. Corrected to 18th Dec. 1923. Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Indian Marine, RNR & Retired/Reserve lists + full ship listings (noting appointments in the ship &c.). Much interesting detail. Contemp. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.  #48452
[HLMainPic]   £35

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