Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
 
 
 
 

Naval

 - 41 items found in your search
Fiction:Naval
   -Biography

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 Bray, Donald Between Two Shores
London William Kimber 1983 0718305027 / 9780718305024 1st UK Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Light edge wear, top edge of DJ spine cresed ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. ; 252 pages; "Set in the late 18th century, this is a fast-moving, thrilling story of smuggling and privateering between Brittany and Cornwall" 
Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
A Frenzy of Merchantmen, Callison, Brian
2 Callison, Brian A Frenzy of Merchantmen
London Collins 1977 0002222396 / 9780002222396 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Price clipped dust jacket shows only light wear ; A bright, solid book ; 1 x 8.4 x 5.4 Inches; 206 pages; Brevet Cable, reluctant hero of the book "A Plague of Sailors", now finds himself plunged into another still more calamitous adventure. Tension is high in the North Sea where a British frigate has clashed with a Soviet merchantman with tragic results. By the author of "A Ship is Dying". 
Price: 16.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Sharpe's Prey  Richard Sharpe & the Expedition to Denmark, 1807, Cornwell, Bernard
3 Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's Prey Richard Sharpe & the Expedition to Denmark, 1807
New York Harpercollins 2002 0060002522 / 9780060002527 First American Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Some edgewear to dustjacket, short tear base of spine, head & tail of spine are soft but intact. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series ; 9.50 X 6 X 0.90 inches; 262 pages; "Cornwell returns to his popular Richard Sharpe series with this eighteenth dazzling installment, which finds his beloved hero in the heart of war-torn Denmark, trying to protect the prized Danish fleet from Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitions.The year is 1807, and Richard Sharpe is back in England, where his career seems to have come to a dead end. Loveless, destitute, and relegated to the menial tasks of quartermaster, Sharpe roams the streets of London, pondering a bleak future away from the army. Then, out of the blue, an old friend invites him to undertake a secret mission -- the delivery of a bribe -- to the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Denmark is officially neutral, but Napoleon is threatening an invasion in order to capture the powerful Danish fleet, which could replace the ships France lost in its disastrous defeat at Trafalgar. The British, fearing such enhancement of French power, threaten their own preemptive invasion, and Sharpe, whose errand seemed so simple, is trapped in a web of treachery that will end only when the city, which thought itself safe, is subjected to a brutal and merciless bombardment.Sharpe's Prey -- the chronological sequel to Sharpe's Trafalgar -- finds Bernard Cornwell at the top of his bestselling form, combining the meticulous historical detail and fantastic battle scenes he's famous for with a plot that races at breakneck speed toward the final, bloody battle that threatens to destroy Copenhagen." 
Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
4 Forrest, Anthony The Pandora Secret
London Allen Lane 1982 0713915072 / 9780713915075 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Slight fading of DJ spine. Previous owner's name on blank page, light edge wear. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; A Captain Justice Story; 320 pages; "It is the winter of 1804 and Robert Fulton, the brilliant, unpredictable American inventor, has been spirited from France to build a new and deadly weapon that will change the nature of war as it is known to Collingwood and Nelson. Captain John Justice, newly returned from France after a secret mission that succeeded on thwarting napoleon's invasion of England, is once again called to serve the clandestine Board of Beacons, Bells, Buoys and Mercantile Messengers. This time his task is to protect Fulton and foil a French plot to capture and destroy his secret weapon, the Pandora." 
Price: 13.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Patrol to the Golden Horn, Fullerton, Alexander
5 Fullerton, Alexander Patrol to the Golden Horn
London Little, Brown 1994 0316910929 / 9780316910927 New Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight edge wear, some yellowing of pages. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. This was originally published in 1978 by Michael Joseph. ; Nick Everard No. 3; 1.1 x 8.5 x 5.67 Inches; 229 pages; Set in the final days of WWI 
Price: 21.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
6 Fullerton, Alexander Sixty Minutes for St. George
London Little, Brown 1994 0316908924 / 9780316908924 New Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight wear, some yellowing of pages. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar, unclipped. This was originally published in 1977 by Michael Joseph ; Nick Everard No. 2; 1.1 x 8.6 x 5.6 Inches; 224 pages; The second volume in the Everard series is another thrilling maritime adventure set amid the unpredictable sea battles of World War I. Royal Navy Lieutenant Nick Everard is popular with his crew but clashes with his arrogant, less skilled captain. After Nick averts a disaster during a perilous clash with German destroyers, he becomes master of his own ship in time to participate in Britain's St. George's Day raid on a crucial Belgian port. 
Price: 19.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
7 Hackforth-Jones, Gilbert One-One-One; Stories of the Navy
London Hodder & Stoughton 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Front hinge started but still solid, previous owner's name on front pastedown. Book has some edgewear, and a lean, light yellowing of pages, corners bumped ; A tight solid book. ; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 223 pages; Inspirational stories of heroism. Hackforth-Jones shows real life in the Navy 
Price: 19.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Corporal Cotton's little war  A novel of the Aegean campaign, 1941, Harris, John
8 Harris, John Corporal Cotton's little war A novel of the Aegean campaign, 1941
London Hutchinson 1979 0091362504 / 9780091362508 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Price clipped dust jacket shows light wear, some creasing top edge, erasure to front free end paper; A bright, solid book Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector.; 8.43 X 5.67 X 1.18 inches; 287 pages; "Corporal Michael Anthony Cotton was an archetypal Marine, as proper a 'Jolly' as ever Kipling wrote about. But what none of his messmates even suspected was that he had been born Mihale Andoni Cotonou; in London it is true, but of Greek ancestry." It is the spring of 1941 and the Nazis are busy storming his parents homeland. His personal mission was to bring arms and money to the strong Greek resistance.; A novel of the Aegean campaign, 1941 
Price: 17.95 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
North Strike ; A Novel of the Narvik Campaign, Harris, John
9 Harris, John North Strike ; A Novel of the Narvik Campaign
London Hutchinson 1981 0091444306 / 9780091444303 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only light edge wear ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8.66 X 5.51 X 1.10 inches; 271 pages; "It is 1939. The Royal Navy urgently needs information about German raiders. There is only one place to get it—the port of Narvik—and only one man capable—Magnusson. A story of the daring, outrageous exploits of a spy rescuing British prisoners from the Altmark and swept up into the German battle for Norway." 
Price: 17.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
10 Heyes, Frederick A. Stem to the Wind
New York Vantage Press 1991 0533094542 / 9780533094547 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight wear; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 309 pages; 'A novel set aboard a British aircraft carrier' during WWII, featuring all aspects of life aboard 
Price: 12.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Cross of St George, Kent, Alexander
11 Kent, Alexander Cross of St George
London Heinemann 1996 0434002895 / 9780434002894 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book binding has a slight lean, some tanning of pages common to British publications. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Richard Bolitho; 9.21 X 6.14 X 1.10 inches; 276 pages; "With convoys from Canada and the Caribbean falling victim to American privateers, Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to pursue a war he knows will not be won, but which neither Britain nor the United States can afford to lose.England's youngest admiral desires only peace. But peace will not be found in the icy Canadian waters, where a young, angry nation asserts its identity and men who share a common heritage die in close and bloody action. Nor will there be a peace for those who follow the Cross of St George: for the embittered Adam, mourning his lover and his ship, nor for Rear-Admiral Valentine Keen, who must confront both grief and responsibility. Nor will there be peace from those enemies who use this struggle between nations as an instrument of personal revenge." 
Price: 18.95 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Heart of Oak, Kent, Alexander
12 Kent, Alexander Heart of Oak
Ithaca McBooks Press 2007 1590131371 / 9781590131374 1st US Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
The Bolitho Novels; 9 X 6.10 X 0.90 inches; 272 pages; "After the war with France has ended in 1818, Captain Adam Bolitho is given command of the newly commissioned frigate Onward and sent to North Africa on a diplomatic mission to accompany the French frigate Nautilus in a show of solidarity. He knows he is lucky—the voyage should be easy; but Adam longs for a chance to marry the beautiful Lowenna and settle down on the Bolitho estate in Cornwall. Instead he must deal with the envy and ambition of his officers, hidden agendas among his men, and the former enemy’s proximity. Then the Nautilus becomes a sacrificial offering on the altar of Empire, and the hunt is on for a treacherous foe. Suddenly every man must discover for himself whether the brotherhood of the sea can transcend old hatreds and an ocean of blood." 
Price: 21.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
13 Kent, Alexander In Gallant Company
New York G. P. Putnam 1977 0399119876 / 9780399119873 First US Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Price clipped DJ is chipped with creased short tears, scuffing, dime size loss base of DJ spine, some spotting bottom page edges and lower fore edges ; DJ in Mylar, tight solid book, hinges intact; 287 pages; As the American Revolution rages on the mainland, the British Navy prepares for action at sea. Against a growing fleet of American and French privateers, the navy must maintain its blockade of Washington's vital military supplies. Caught up in the turmoil, junior officer Richard Bolitho finds himself having to make momentous decisions in the heat of battle, decisions that could affect the lives of many men and, perhaps, even the fate of nations. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger, Kent, Alexander
14 Kent, Alexander Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger
New York G.P. Putnam Publishing 1978 0399206523 / 9780399206528 1st Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear and light spotting. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Stated 1st American edition ; Richard Bolitho; 8.10 X 5.70 X 0.80 inches; 143 pages; "Bolitho and Dancer are given leave from the Gorgon after its return to Plymouth for a refit. They decide to spend this holiday at the Bolitho estate. However, soon after they arrive a taxman is killed. Because they are the only agents of the King locally, they must investigate the body and suspect that he was killed by either smugglers or wreckers. Soon after, Hugh Bolitho arrives, charged with finding and capturing whoever committed the crime, and Bolitho and Dancer are ordered temporarily under his command. With the midshipman aboard, they hunt the wreckers. They capture a vessel smuggling guns, and learn that they are connected to the shipwreckers. Trying to set a trap, they send the guns in a small convey under the command of Dancer. The convey runs into an ambush in which Dancer is captured. The smugglers release Dancer who recognizes the voice of their leader, as a local member of the landed gentry. He attempts to flee to France in a private yacht, however a lucky suggestion by Bolitho allows Hugh to catch the yacht in flight, which the Avenger captures with little resistance." 
Price: 37.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Richard Bolitho, Midshipman, Kent, Alexander
15 Kent, Alexander Richard Bolitho, Midshipman
New York G.P. Putnam Publishing 1976 0399205144 / 9780399205149 1st Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows very light shelf wear, discoloration.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Stated 1st American edition which followed the British by 1 year. ; Richard Bolitho; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 159 pages; Douglas Reeman created the pseudonym Alexander Kent to differentiate this from his other series. This volume of the Bolitho novels was written eighth but chronologically this is first, introducing the title character. "The book opens with Richard Bolitho arriving at an inn frequented by Midshipmen in Portsmouth. There he meets another midshipman Martyn Dancer. They are retrieved by a lieutenant from the Gorgon. The ship sails towards West Africa, where they encounter an empty Merchantman, the City of Athens. Dancer and Bolitho are sent aboard the ship, and discover that the ship has been pillaged and the crew killed. The officers soon deduce that the ship was raided by Pirates and Captain Conway announces that the Admiralty had dispatched them to investigate the disappearance of ships in the region. In company with the captured City of Athens, the Gorgon approaches a coastal fort surrounded by treacherous reefs and shoals. Upon approaching the fort, they see that two ships are in the nearby harbour, however the fort opens fire and destroys the City of Athens.The Gorgon withdraws and returns during the dark of the night to cut out the ship. Dancer and Bolitho are sent on the mission, commanded by the 4th lieutenant, Mr. Tregorren, who holds a grudge and mistreats Bolitho over Bolitho's prestigious heritage. They succeed at taking the ship, and also capture a Slave Dhow in the escape with the help of the Gorgon. The ships, under the guise at being members of the pilot fleet raid the castle from which the pirates had been using as a base." 
Price: 32.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Patrick O'Brian A Life Revealed, King, Dean
16 King, Dean Patrick O'Brian A Life Revealed
New York Henry Holt & Company 2000 0805059768 / 9780805059762 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 397 pages; The untold life story of a novelist whose greatest fictional creation was his own identity.In a 1998 article in New York magazine, Dean King offered readers a small sampling of the secret history of Patrick O'Brian, the creator of the bestselling series of Aubrey-Maturin novels. O'Brian has always guarded the secrets of his personal history with a zealousness that has bordered on the obsessive. And for years his fanatical readers have speculated on the true story and spun myths about his past based on the lives of his characters.Dean King at last unveils the story of Richard Patrick Russ, a writer and intellectual who emerged from the Second World War as Patrick O'Brian, a persona created in his own imagination and later refined by decades of rumor and speculation. What motivated this radical change of identity? Was it connected to O'Brian's service during the war, or the messy divorce from his first wife? Or was it the inexplicable act of an eccentric genius? King has crisscrossed Europe to speak to long-lost relatives, friends, and colleagues of his famously reclusive subject and has fashioned this wealth of information into a dramatic narrative that will appeal to an audience far wider than O'Brian's already dedicated fans. 
Price: 17.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
King, Ship, and Sword  An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure, Lambdin, Dewey
17 Lambdin, Dewey King, Ship, and Sword An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
New York Thomas Dunne Books 2010 0312551843 / 9780312551841 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Lightly bumped head & tail of spine ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures # 16; 9.45 X 6.22 X 1.50 inches; 368 pages; December 1801. The Peace of Amiens end the long war with Napoleon Bonaparte’s France, but Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is appalled by its consequences. First, he’s been in the Navy since 1780 (most unwillingly, most of the time!) and at sea for the better part of nine years, since 1793, so what is a dashing and successful frigate captain to do with himself, if he’s ashore on half-pay, and if so, for how long?Second, and even worse, is where will Lewrie twiddle his thumbs and be bored to death until the war begins again, as he’s sure it will? Will he idle in expensive, exciting London, or go home to his rented farm in Anglesgreen in Surrey, and rejoin his wife and in-laws who (mostly) despise him like the Devil hates Holy Water, where he knows as much of agriculture and animal husbandry as his two pet cats do of celestial navigation? 
Price: 16.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
At the Edge of Honor   A novel of the naval Civil War, Macomber, Robert N
18 Macomber, Robert N At the Edge of Honor A novel of the naval Civil War
Sarasota, Florida Pineapple Press 2002 1561642525 / 9781561642526 First Edition; Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light wear to extremities.; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book.; The Honor Series; 8.96 X 6.60 X 1.05 inches; 278 pages; "The year is 1863. The Civil War is leaving its bloody trail across the nation as Peter Wake, born and bred in the North, joins the U.S. Navy and arrives in Florida for duty with the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. Assigned to the Rosalie, a tiny, armed sloop, Captain Wake commands a group of seasoned seamen on a series of voyages to seek and arrest Confederate blockade-runners and sympathizers, first in Florida's coastal waters, then in a dirty and corrupt Havana, and finally near the remote out-islands of the Bahamas. Wake learns he must make the ugly decisions of war even in a beautiful, tropical paradise--decisions that take him up to the edge of honor." 
Price: 18.50 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
19 Mankell, Henning; Laurie Thompson translator Depths
Toronto Knopf Canada 2006 0676978711 / 9780676978711 First Canadian Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only light scuffing of DJ ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book ; 1.26 x 9.31 x 6.41 Inches; 403 pages; This is a WWI era novel with a naval engineer aboard a destroyer as the protagonist 
Price: 16.95 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Cameron's Commitment, McCutchan, Philip
20 McCutchan, Philip Cameron's Commitment
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1989 0297794833 / 9780297794837 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Rodger Towers jacket art 
Some creasing and short tear to top of dust jacket spine, yellowing of pages. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Donald Cameron #13; 8.60 X 5.50 X 1 inches; 192 pages 
Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
  1  2 3  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to ainsworthbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie