Vols., 1st.ed., 1973. Vol. I: Unpaginated. Bound in full RED morocco; gilt. Vol. II: Ditto. Bound in full BLACK morocco. 29 x 25cm. Each. Nr.FINE. A set of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping for almost 40 years ago, providing invaluable reference details for the world’s merchant ships at sea in the early 1970’s. The data and layout remains the same as previous issues, and as a source of information on mercantile shipping they have no equal. LLOYD’S REGISTER FOR 1973-74 IN TWO VOLUMES. A NEAR-FINE SET.
C130B145 Book BRITANNIA’S BULWARKS : AN HISTORICAL POEM, DESCRIPTIVE OF THE DEEDS OF THE BRITISH NAVY. Low, Charles Rathbone. English 0 1 For Sale 66 Horace Cox, 1st.ed., 1895. Viii + 430 pp. Blue cloth; bevelled edges; gold lettering with gold cannon & anchor & coloured Union flag to front board. 23 x 15cm. Some shelf-wear at extremities of binding o/w V.G. The author wrote a number of outstanding naval works, amongst the most notable being his Battles of the British Navy (1872), History of the Indian Navy (1878), and Her Majesty’s Navy (1894). In this book he records in verse the achievements of the Royal Navy from Sluys down to the Victorian era. He gives graphic and memorable descriptions of the great sea fights of Drake and Nelson ; the frigate actions in the War of 1812 ; etc. The entire career of Nelson is traced in a single canto with accounts of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar. To ensure accuracy the author studied his subject in great depth and includes an index of proper names. An attractive device to the cover adds to the beauty of the lines within. ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE ROYAL NAVY OF SAIL IN VERSE.
C130B161 Book JAMES CAMERON’S TITANIC. Marsh, Ed. W. English 0 1 For Sale 22 1st Eng. ed., 1998. Xiv + 178 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, etc., (chiefly cold.). Pict. c.c., 30 x 25cm. FINE. Tipped into this copy: Maryport and the Titanic by Herbert & Mary Jackson. 12 pp., 18 photo-ills. The story behind the highly successful film, Titanic, winner of eleven Academy Awards including Best Picture. The author chronicles the cinematic re-creation of the disaster that befell White Star’s liner TITANIC in 1912, examining the work of thousands of artists and craftsmen to accurately re-create a full-size exterior replica of the ship in its seventeen-million-gallon tank ; and a wealth of detailed interior spaces. New discoveries from Cameron’s 1995 dives to the wreck are also described. The book is lavishly illustrated with coloured photographs. Also tipped in is a 12-page booklet on the connection between the ship and Maryport on the coast of Cumbria. The Ismay family lived in Maryport before Thomas Henry Ismay moved to Liverpool where he married the daughter of a Liverpool gentleman. THE STORY BEHIND THE FILM TITANIC.
C130B083 Book WARSHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. FIRST SERIES : SAIL. Gardner, John. English 0 1 For Sale 82.5 1st.ed., Hugh Evelyn, 1968. Unpaginated. 12 cold. plates. D.j., 44 x 36cm. V.G. This large format book examines various British sailing warships built or acquired during the second half of the 18th and the first 15 years of the 19th century. Illustrated with 12 Hugh Evelyn coloured plates by John Gardner, who also provides details of each vessel, the 12 ships are: VICTORY, PICKLE, SPEEDWELL, AGAMEMNON, CAPTAIN, ALERT, SHANNON, DEFENDER, TERROR, NIMBLE, EXPRESS, and FANTOME. Several ships made their name in battle and a number were commanded or associated with Nelson. They range from First and Third Rates to Schooners & Brigs. TWELVE COLOURED PLATES OF BRITISH SAILING MEN-O’-WAR, c.1750-1815.
C130B176 Book THE IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIPS IOWA", "NEW JERSEY", "MISSOURI" & "WISCONSIN".