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Royal Navy   51 Books
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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.   £125
Narrative of the Battle of Jutland. 1st Ed., iv+121pp., 45 diagrams (many fldg.). HMSO. 1924  #63790
[HLMainPic] A shorter (but still detailed) official account with many excellent diagrams. 1000 copies printed. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG, very nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £30
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 Corrected to 20th December 1884. [Bound together with:] The Navy List Corrected to The 20th March 1885. Royal Navy & Marines gradation list & full ship listings. Two volumes bound together, contemp. blue cloth, gilt, sp. worn o/w VG throughout. See illustration on our website.  #61514
[HLMainPic]   £45
The Monthly Navy List for March 1917. 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.). Orig. blue printed wraps., lower lackijg, o/w VG. See illustration on our website.  #61269
[HLMainPic]   £75
The Monthly Navy List: March 1901. Containing Royal Navy & Marines gradation lists & full ship listings. Contemp. three qtr. calf, rubbed & worn yet sound throughout. Orig. wraps. bound in with ink. inscrip. of "E. Chichester R.N." See illustration on our website.  #61516
[HLMainPic]   £25
The Navy List for December 1918. Royal Navy & Marines gradation list, also Coast Guard, Australian Navy, RNR, RNVR &c. This excellent end of WW1 edition includes full ship listings (noting appointments in the ship &c.). Much interesting detail. Contemp. blue cloth, gilt, sl. splitting of cloth, minor wear, lacking title page o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.  #48451
[HLMainPic]   £80
The Navy List for February 1908. Royal Navy & Marines gradation list & full ship listings. Later blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.  #61517
[HLMainPic]   £15
The Navy List for June 1911, Corrected to the 18th May 1911. Royal Navy & Royal Marines, seniority lists + full ship listings (noting appointments in the ship &c.), complete with alphabetical listing of all officers. Also lists of Coastguards, RNR, RNVR &c. Later rexine. gilt to sp., about VG.  #48901
  £20
The Tenedos Times: A Monthly Journal of the Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla during the early part of the War. Originally Printed on Board H.M.S. Blenheim. 1st Ed. in volume form, 144pp., 4to, 17 tipped-in col. illus., also b/w plates & sketches. A&U. 1917  #60695
[HLMainPic] Vol. I-VII of the humorous journal originally printed on board HMS "Blenheim." Many amusing poetical & prose pieces, plus fine sketches & cartoons relating to early events of the war at sea, including in some appealing tipped-in colour artwork & many amusing sketches. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustrations on our website.   £35

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