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Jutland An Analysis of the Fighting.

By: Campbell (J.) RP

Price: £16.00

Publisher: 1986 rp 1998,

Seller ID: 3366


(vi), 439pp, line drawings in text, dw. AJS: A serious technical study of the battle to mark its 70thûanniversary. View more info

The Pocket Artillerist or: The Art of Coarse Gunfiring A Handbook for the Safe Firing of Muzzle Loading Ordnance.

By: Caruana (Capt A.)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: 1992, Rotherfield,

Seller ID: 9618


(iv), 124pp, 22 plates, tables in text, pictorial stiff paper wrappers, aûvery good copy. AJS: This handbook is intended to serve the enthusiast, the professional,ûand the amateur alike, and to provide a basis of information for any otherûperson mildly interested in the firing of muzzle loading ordnance. Muzzleûloading includes both the smooth bored muzzle loader (SBML) and the rifledûmuzzle loader (RML), and the term ordnance embraces guns, howitzers andûmortars. ... View more info

The History of English Sea Ordnance 1523-1875. Two Volume Set.

By: Caruana (Capt A.B.) Cloth Set.

Price: £350.00

Publisher: 1994-97, Rotherfield,

Seller ID: 10658


two volumes, large format (32cm x 25cm), teg, coloured endpapers, dark greenûcloth, dws, a good clean set [heavy item].û(1) The Age of Evolution, xviii + 237pp, 101 illus (from plans, paintings,ûprints etc), tables.û(2) The Age of the System 1715-1815, xii + 500pp, 193 illus (paintings,ûprints, line illustrations). Publisher: Volume I describes the creation of the English gunfoundingûindustry under Henry VIII and Elizabeth, and the gradual move fromûforeign-inspir... View more info

The History of English Sea Ordnance 1523-1875. Two Volume Set.

By: Caruana (Capt A.B.) Leather Set.

Price: £450.00

Publisher: 1994-97, Rotherfield,

Seller ID: 10659


two volumes, large format (32cm x 25cm), teg, coloured endpapers, dark greenûleather, raised bands on spines, a good clean set (heavy item).û(1) The Age of Evolution, xviii + 237pp, 101 illus (from plans, paintings,ûprints etc), tables.û(2) The Age of the System 1715-1815, xii + 500pp, 193 illus (paintings,ûprints, line illustrations). Publisher: Volume I describes the creation of the English gunfoundingûindustry under Henry VIII and Elizabeth, and the gradual move... View more info

The Art of Gunfounding. The Casting of Bronze Cannon in the Late 18th Century.

By: De Beer (Prof C.)

Price: £120.00

Publisher: 1991, Rotherfield,

Seller ID: 375


viii + 232pp, 52 full colour plates with 136 line illus, (sketches,ûreproductions from contemporary drawings), endpaper illus, large landscapeûformat (24cm x 32cm), dw, unopened, a very good copy. Publisher: Throughout the 18th century, English bronze guns were cast atûthe Woolwich Brass Foundry. Built in 1716, it served the needs of both theûArmy and Navy until the end of the Seven Years' War, by which time it wasûin urgent need of refurbishment and modernisation. ... View more info

Curso da Escola de Torpedos.

By: Escola da Servico de Torpedos (Portugal).

Price: £150.00

Publisher: 1892-95, Lisbon,

Seller ID: 9702


two items bound together, in an attractive full goat binding, gilt embellishments and title on front board. (1) Instruccao de Provas Electricas. 1892, 45pp, 25 text figs. (2) Emprego de Torpedos no Mar. 1895, 73pp, 22 text figs. AJS: Published in Lisbon, Portuguese text. As with many other European nations, Portugal developed its use of the torpedo for its navy, it acquired technology from Whitehead in Fiume. View more info

Curso da Escola de Torpedos.

By: Escola da Servico de Torpedos (Portugal).

Price: £150.00

Publisher: 1897-1900, Lisbon,

Seller ID: 9703


four items bound together, in an attractive full goat binding, gilt embellishments and title on front board. (1) Instruccoes para Servico dos Torpedos Whitehead. 1900, 40pp. (2) Instruccoes para Servico dos Torpedos Whitehead. 1900, ii + 6 plates (3 folding). (3) Instruccoes para Servico dos Torpedos Whitehead. 1897, 122pp, (4) Instruccoes para Servico dos Torpedos Whitehead. 1897, ii + 26 plates (4 folding). AJS: Published in Lisbon, Portuguese text. As with many other ... View more info

Curso da Escola de Torpedos.

By: Escola da Servico de Torpedos (Portugal).

Price: £150.00

Publisher: 1899, Lisbon,

Seller ID: 9701


two items bound together, in an attractive full goat binding, gilt embellishments and title on front board. (1) Manual de Electricidade e Magnetismo para usa do Marinheiro Torpedeiro. 47pp, 18 text figs. (2) Nocoes de Electrologia. 91pp, 19 text figs (one folding heightened with colour). AJS: Published in Lisbon, Portuguese text. As with many other European nations, Portugal developed its use of the torpedo for its navy, it acquired technology from Whitehead in Fiume. View more info

Naval Gunnery A Descriptive History of the Fighting Equipment of a Man of War.

By: Garbett (Capt H.) RP

Price: £45.00

Publisher: 1897 rp 1971,

Seller ID: 811


xiv + 360pp, 12 illus, 113 text illus, dw. AJS: Concentrates on the period 1805-1880, by a naval officer. View more info

The Eclipse of the Big Gun. The Warship 1906-45.

By: Gardiner (R.) Editor & Brown (D.K.) Consultant Editor.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: 1992,

Seller ID: 3485


223pp, 199 photos, 64 line illus, large format, dw. View more info

Restricted - For Official Use Only. Navy Training Courses. Instructions for Use in Preparation for the Rating of Torpedoman 2c.

By: Government Report (USA).

Price: £25.00

Publisher: 1939, Washington,

Seller ID: 6673


vi + 103pp, 18 text illus, folding plate, printed paper wrappers. View more info

Two ALS. Correspondence between Thomas Kempthorne of His Majesty's Dockyard Chatham and Mr Secretary Burchett and various Gunners. Dated May 1731.

By: Kempthorne (T.)

Price: £350.00

Publisher: 1731,

Seller ID: 7615


Two ALS, mounted in large card folder, with protective cover. (1) 2pp, size 30cm x 18cm, watermark, in a good clear hand, signed by each of the six gunners instructed to compare cured paper and parchment cartridges. (2) 2pp, size 30cm x 18cm, watermark, in a good clear hand, signed by Kempthorne and conveying the opinion of the gunners to Mr Secretary Burchett. AJS: Kempthorne was instructed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to investigate the benefits or advan... View more info

Swords for Sea Service.

By: May (Cdr W.E.) & Annis (P.G.W.)

Price: £265.00

Publisher: 1970,

Seller ID: 692


in two volumes, large format (30cm x 21cm), in dws (heavy set).û(1) xii + 256pp, 4 colour plates, 29 figs in text (some multi-view),ûendpaper illus.û(2) pagination continues to 398pp, colour frontis, 3 figs in text, 140ûphotographic plates as a section at end of volume, endpaper illus. AJS: A standard authority and yet to be superceeded, published by theûNational Maritime Museum, Greenwich, in association with HMSO. The work isûdivided into five parts (1) British S... View more info

Swords for Officers of the Royal Navy.

By: McGrath (J.)

Price: £4.50

Publisher: 2004,

Seller ID: 5166


32pp, title illus, 31 illus, 17 text illus, pictorial stiff paper covers. AJS: A basic study and the second study in the series. View more info

Aspects of the History of Wooden Shipbuilding.

By: NMM Monograph No 1. Greenhill (B.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1970,

Seller ID: 10514


31pp, 27 illus, pictorial paper covers. View more info