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1 (De Ruyter, Michiel Adriaansz). Warnsinck, J. C. M ADMIRAAL DE RUYTER DE ZEESLAG OP SCHOONEVELD JUNI 1673
Gravenhage, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff, 1930. 1930. Fine 
Gravenhage, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff, 1930.. 1930.. Fine. - Quarto [12-3/4 inches high by 10 inches wide], pictorial dark blue cloth titled in gilt within decorative frames in gilt on the front cover & spine with an image of a sailing ship stamped in gilt on the front cover & a coat of arms in gilt on the rear cover, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket has a small tear at 1 corner. xii & 178 pages. Profuse illustrations, including 4 maps, 2 of them folding, & 20 plates, including a portrait frontispiece. Fine in a near fine dust wrapper.

First edition. The text is in Dutch.

Dutch admiral Michiel Adriaansz de Ruyter [1607-1676] distinguished himself under Tromp in the First Dutch-English War [1652- 53]. He defeated the English fleet under Monck in the Four Days' Battle off Dunkirk [1666] during the Second Dutch-English War. During the Third Dutch-English War he commanded and won against the combined English and French fleets off Sol Republic [1672] and Ostend and Kijkduin [1671], preventing a sea invasion of the Dutch Republic. He fought against the French and Sicilians and in 1676 was mortally wounded in battle off the coast of Sicily. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD

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2 (Pirsson, J. P.). Stewart, Commodore Charles; Thompson, A. W.; Sewell, William; et al. ADDRESS TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES ON THE MERITS OF PIRSSON'S PATENT STEAM CONDENSER. (Cover title).
Washington, DC: Gideon & Co., Printers, 1850. 1850. Good 
Washington, DC: Gideon & Co., Printers, 1850.. 1850.. Good. - Octavo, printed tan wrappers sewn with tan cord titled within a decorative frame in black on the front wrap. The wraps are bumped with some light creasing. 14 pages. There are light creases to the corners of each page with an area of staining to pages 4 and 5. The pamphlet has been folded, leaving 2 horizontal creases to each wrap & each page. Good.

The first text page is headed: "An Address to the Government of the United States. The Attention of the Congress of the United States Is Respectfully Invited to Pirsson's Patent Condenser, / For Supplying the Boilers of Marine Engines with Fresh Water; which will be found of the utmost importance to their Steam Naval Marine. / This great invention can also be so arranged as to furnish an adequate supply of perfectly pure fresh water for the Use of the Ship's Crew, for Washing Clothes, &c., &c."

The pamphlet prints letters from engineers and others addressed to Pirsson confirming the satisfactory functioning of his invention; and letters from U.S. Navy officers and engineers recommending the condenser to the navy.

Rare in commerce. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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3 (Vossnack, E.; Crone, G. L. E.; et al) SCHIP EN SCHOONHEID. Prisma der Kunsten No. 6 1937. (Cover title)
(Amsterdam: Nederlandsche Kunstenaars Vereenigingen (VANK), 1937). 1937). Good 
(Amsterdam: Nederlandsche Kunstenaars Vereenigingen (VANK), 1937).. 1937).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial orange & dark blue wraps. The spine & extremities are faded & the spine is chipped with a small piece out of the tail. There are stains to the wraps. Pages 141-185. Black-and-white illustrations. The top edges of the leaves are lightly dampstained with heavier staining to 2 leaves & a piece out, affecting 1 of the illustrations. There is occasional light foxing & spotting. A good working copy.

This issue of Prisma der Kunste, the journal of Nederlandsche Kunstenaars Vereenigingen (V.A.N.K.) is on ship design. The contents listed on the inside front wrap are apparently a misprint. The text is in Dutch. 
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4 Ardman, Harvey NORMANDIE: HER LIFE AND TIMES
New York/Toronto: Franklin Watts, 1985. 1985. 0531097846 / 9780531097847 Very good 
New York/Toronto: Franklin Watts, 1985.. 1985.. Very good. - Octavo, paper covered boards in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped. The top edges of the dust jacket's panels are darkened with some minor soiling to its rear panel. The head & tail of the jacket's spine are chipped & there is a crease to its front flap. [xi] & 435 pages. Black-and- white illustrations. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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CHASING THE BOWHEAD As told by Captain Hartson H. Bodfish and Recorded for him by Joseph C. Allen., Bodfish, Captain Hartson H.
5 Bodfish, Captain Hartson H. CHASING THE BOWHEAD As told by Captain Hartson H. Bodfish and Recorded for him by Joseph C. Allen.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1936. 1936. Good 
- Octavo. textured green cloth with a vignette stamped in gilt on the front cover. The top edge is gilt. The spine & extremities are darkened. The spine is rubbed with its titling faded and with short tears to its tail & a piece out of its head. ix & 281 pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait frontispiece. The gutters are darkened. There is a small crease to the top edge of the title page with some tiny stains to its bottom edge. Good.

First edition.

An autobiographical account of his Arctic whaling voyages by Captain Hartson H. Bodfish, at the time one of the very few surviving master mariners who recalled when whalemen first ventured north of the Aleutian Islands "and risked their lives to discover whether white men could endure the terrible Arctic winter." [From the introduction]. First Edition. 
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6 Bootes, Henry H DEEP SEA BUBBLES / Or the Cruise of the Anna Lombard
London: Ernest Benn Limited, (1928). (1928). Good 
London: Ernest Benn Limited, (1928).. (1928).. Good. - Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The covers are lightly rubbed & bumped with a few light stains. The spine is slightly faded with light creasing to the head. 261 & [2] pages plus colophon. There is an owner's ink name on the front endpaper. There is foxing to the fore-edge & prelims & to a few text pages. Good.

First edition.

The author looks back to the age of the sailing ship and to a voyage he made earlier in his life "in a whaling ship of the old school". First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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7 Bowen, Frank C WOODEN WALLS IN ACTION
London/New York: Halton & Company Limited, (1951). (1951). Good 
London/New York: Halton & Company Limited, (1951).. (1951).. Good. - Small quarto [9-7/8 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with the head & tail of the spine slightly chipped. There are 2 tiny gray marks to the front cover. The dust jacket is chipped & lightly soiled with small pieces out. The jacket spine is darkened with tears to the head & tail. viii & 144 pages. Illustrated with 4 color plates, including a frontispiece, & with numerous full-page black-and-white illustrations. The owners' names & a date are penned on the front endpaper. There is a small stain to page vi. Very good in a fair dust wrapper.

First edition.

A book about naval battles fought by wooden ships from the Battle of Sluys in 1340 to the 1866 engagement at Lissa, the last naval action in which wooden walls took part. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER REFERRING TO MARY SEWELL'S JUVENILE "DAVIE BLAKE THE SAILOR", SIGNED BY YACHTSMAN THOMAS BRASSEY., Brassey, Thomas, 1st Earl Brassey; (1836-1918). Governor of Victoria (Australia), 1895-1900. He circumnavigated the world in his yacht Sunbeam.
8 Brassey, Thomas, 1st Earl Brassey; (1836-1918). Governor of Victoria (Australia), 1895-1900. He circumnavigated the world in his yacht Sunbeam. AUTOGRAPH LETTER REFERRING TO MARY SEWELL'S JUVENILE "DAVIE BLAKE THE SAILOR", SIGNED BY YACHTSMAN THOMAS BRASSEY.
Normanhurst Court, Battle, [East Sussex, U.K.]: April 2, 1888. 1888. Good Signed
Normanhurst Court, Battle, [East Sussex, U.K.]: April 2, 1888.. 1888.. Good. - Letter penned in black ink & filling both sides of a sheet of black- bordered letterhead, approximately 7 inches high by 4-3/8 widr with the address of his family seat printed in raised lettering at the top. Signed "Brassey". There is a small, light stain below the salutation with a glue mark down the right margin of the verso where the letter has been removed from an album. Folded once for mailing. Good.

Brassey writes to thank the Rev. J. R. [Boyer?] for sending him the children's book, "Davie Blake, the Sailor": "It is, as you say, a work very much to the sailor's taste, and is calculated to do much good by drawing attention to those vices and follies which we all deplore."

Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl of Brassey [1836- 1918] was a British Llberal Party politician, Governor of Victoria, Australia and enthusiastic yachtsman. His first experience of sailing was while he was still in school at Rugby. He owned a succession of yachts and between July 1876 and May 1877 circumnavigated the world in his steam- assisted three-masted topsail-yard schooner Sunbeam. In 1886 he founded "The Naval Annual" and edited it until 1891. First Edition. 
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COLOR PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED TO CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPERN AND SIGNED BY U.S. ADMIRAL WILLIAM BRINGLE., Bringle, Admiral William Floyd, USN. (1913-1999). As a four star Admiral, he was Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe (1971-73).
9 Bringle, Admiral William Floyd, USN. (1913-1999). As a four star Admiral, he was Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe (1971-73). COLOR PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED TO CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPERN AND SIGNED BY U.S. ADMIRAL WILLIAM BRINGLE.
Naval Station, Washington, DC: March 1971. 1971. Very good Signed
Naval Station, Washington, DC: March 1971.. 1971.. Very good. - Original color photograph, 9-1/2 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide, mounted on a sheet of heavy white board, approximately 13 inches high by 9- 1/2 inches wide. Boldly inscribed in black ink below the photo and signed "W. F. Bringle / Admiral US Navy". There is some minor soiling to the mount & its corners are slightly bumped. Near fine

The photograph was taken at the Naval Photographic Center, Naval Station, Washington, DC and shows Bringle at waist length in full uniform with numerous medals.

The inscription reads: "Honorable Seymour Halpern - / With very best wishes and respect / W. F. Bringle / Admiral US Navy".

Admiral William Floyd Bringle, USN (1913-1999) was the first commanding officer of USS Kitty Hawk. During the Vietnam War, from 1967 to 1970, he was Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, as a Vice Admiral. From 1971 to 1973, as a four star admiral, he was Commander, U.S. Naval Forces in Europe.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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MAGAZINE PORTRAIT INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY U.S. NAVAL OFFICER REAR ADMIRAL JEHU V. CHASE., Chase, Rear Admiral Jehu V. (1869-1937). Career naval officer best remembered for his leadership of the USS Minnesota during World War I.
10 Chase, Rear Admiral Jehu V. (1869-1937). Career naval officer best remembered for his leadership of the USS Minnesota during World War I. MAGAZINE PORTRAIT INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY U.S. NAVAL OFFICER REAR ADMIRAL JEHU V. CHASE.
Circa [1930]. [1930]. Good Signed
Circa [1930].. [1930].. Good. - A black-and-white, approximately 3 inch high by 2-1/4 wide portrait has been clipped from a magazine and mounted on a piece of cream-colored paper and then on a gray card 6 inches high by 3-3/4 inches wide. Inscribed and signed on the first mount below the portrait: "To Seymour Halpern / with kindest regards / J. V. Chase / Admiral US Navy". There is a piece out of the lower right edge of the gray card & its bottom left corner is chipped. There is a very small crease to the left margin of the cream mount. Good.

This head-and-shoulders portrait of Chase is inscribed to future Congressman Seymour Halpern, then a young autograph collector.

Rear Admiral Jehu V. Chase [1869-1937] was a career officer in the U.S. Navy. As commander of the USS Minnesota when she was mined in World War I, he was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for his seamanship and leadership in bringing his ship safely to port without loss of life. From September 1930 to September 1931 he was Commander in Chief of the United States Fleet and from April 1932 until his retirement in February 1933.he was Chairman of the General Board.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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COLOR PORTRAIT SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ADMIRAL BERNARD A. CLAREY, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, U.S. PACIFIC FLEET., Clarey, Bernard A. (1912-1996). An admiral of the U.S. Navy who served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations and as Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
11 Clarey, Bernard A. (1912-1996). An admiral of the U.S. Navy who served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations and as Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet. COLOR PORTRAIT SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ADMIRAL BERNARD A. CLAREY, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, U.S. PACIFIC FLEET.
January 11, 1973. 1973. Very good Signed
January 11, 1973.. 1973.. Very good. - A 9-1/4 inch high by 7-1/2 inch wide color photographic portrait is mounted on a sheet of heavy white card, 12--5/8 inches high by 9 inches wide. Inscribed and signed in blue ink on the mount below the portrait: "To Congressman Seymour Halpern / With all best wishes / B. A. Clarey / Admiral, U.S. Navy / Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet / 11 January, 1973". The mount is very lightly bumped with a tiny chip to its edge at top left & a slight irregularity in the cutting to its bottom right edge. Its top edge is creased. Very good.

Clarey is pictured at waist length wearing full uniform and medals.

Bernard Ambrose "Chick" Clarey [1912- 1996] was an admiral in the U.S. Navy. He was a submarine commander during World War II and was awarded the Naval Cross three times, in addition to the Silver Star, for his exploits. He served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations in the late sixties and as Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet in the early seventies.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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MAGAZINE PORTRAIT SIGNED BY U.S. NAVY ADMIRAL ROBERT COONTZ., Coontz, Robert. (1864-1935). U.S. Navy Admiral who served in the Spanish-American War and was Chief of Naval Operations. He was Governor of Guam 1912-13.
12 Coontz, Robert. (1864-1935). U.S. Navy Admiral who served in the Spanish-American War and was Chief of Naval Operations. He was Governor of Guam 1912-13. MAGAZINE PORTRAIT SIGNED BY U.S. NAVY ADMIRAL ROBERT COONTZ.
1930. 1930. Very good Signed
1930.. 1930.. Very good. - Sepia-toned magazine portrait, 3 inches high by 2-1/2 inches wide, mounted on a piece of cream-colored card, approximately 4-3/4 inches high by 3 inches wide. Signed in black ink on the mount below the portrait: "R. E. Coontz / Admiral, US Navy / Retired / 1930." The mount is lightly soiled. Very good.

The head-and-shoulders portrait shows the elderly admiral swimming in a slightly choppy sea.

Robert Edward Coontz [1864- 1935] was an admiral in the United States Navy. During the Spanish- American War Coontz and his ship the Charleston siezed control of Guam, then joined Admiral George Dewey's forces in the Philippines. He was Governor of Guam in 1912-13. In 1919 he was appointed Chief of Naval Operations. While wrestling with financial problems, new technologies, pressure from Congress and the naval fallout from the Teapot Dome scandal, Coontz established a unified United States Fleet and strengthened the CNO's position within the Navy Department. 
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY FOUR STAR ADMIRAL AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE U.S. ATLANTIC FLEET RALPH W. COUSINS., Cousins, Ralph W. (1915-2009). U.S. Navy four star admiral and aviator. From 1972 to 1975 he commanded the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and NATO forces.
13 Cousins, Ralph W. (1915-2009). U.S. Navy four star admiral and aviator. From 1972 to 1975 he commanded the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and NATO forces. TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY FOUR STAR ADMIRAL AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE U.S. ATLANTIC FLEET RALPH W. COUSINS.
January 3, 1973. 1973. Fine Signed
January 3, 1973.. 1973.. Fine. - Two-paragraph letter filling most of a cream-colored sheet of 10 inch high by 7 inch wide "Commander in Chief Atlantic and Commander in Chief U.S. Atlantic Fleet" letterhead with an image of a flag in gilt & blue above the heading. Signed "Ralph Cousins". Folded twice for mailing. Near fine.

Cousins replies to a request from Congressman Seymour Halpern for his "views or formulas on the most effective means to achieve a lasting world peace". He writes: "In order to provide you with a meaningful paper I will need a little time to collect my thoughts on this most important of subjects....I will correspond with you further when I have an opportunity to reduce my thoughts to writing."

Ralph W. Cousins [1915-2009] was a U.S. Navy four star admiral and aviator. He led dive-bomb attacks against the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942 for which he was awarded the Navy Cross. During the Vietnam War he commanded the attack carrier strike force of five carriers stationed off the coast of Vietnam. In 1970 he was promoted to four star admiral and appointed Vice Chief of Naval Operations and from 1972 to 1975 he commanded the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and NATO Forces. He retired from the navy in 1975.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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14 Coxere, Edward (1633-1694); Meyerstein, E. H. W., editor ADVENTURES BY SEA OF EDWARD COXERE: A Relation of the Several Adventures by Sea with the Dangers, Difficulties and Hardships I Met for Several Years / As Also the Deliverances and Escapes through them for which I have Cause to Give the Glory to God For Ever
New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1946. 1946. Good 
New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1946.. 1946.. Good. - Small quarto [6 inches high by 4-3/4 inches wide], pictorial paper covered boards backed with cream buckram in a dust wrapper. The spine is slightly darkened & there is a vertical crease to the paper on the rear cover. The dust jacket is chipped with a tear to its rear fold & with a large piece out of the tail of its spine & the adjacent corners of its panels. The jacket spine is a bit darkened & there is soiling & light staining to the rear panel. xxxviii & 190 pages. Illustrated in brown & white with a folding frontispiece map & 6 plates. Very good in a fair dust wrapper.

First American edition.

With an introduction by H. M. Tomlinson. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THE 25TH COMMANDANT OF THE U.S. MARINE CORPS GENERAL ROBERT E. CUSHMAN, JR., Cushman, General Robert E., Jr. (1914-1985). The 25th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism at the battle of Guam in World War II.
15 Cushman, General Robert E., Jr. (1914-1985). The 25th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism at the battle of Guam in World War II. TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THE 25TH COMMANDANT OF THE U.S. MARINE CORPS GENERAL ROBERT E. CUSHMAN, JR.
January 9th, 1973. 1973. Fine Signed
January 9th, 1973.. 1973.. Fine. - 68 words typed on a sheet of cream-colored, 8-1/2 inch high by 7 inch wide sheet of letterhead with a vignette of a flag in red & gilt at the top. Signed "R. E. Cashman, Jr." above his typed name & titles, "General, U. S. Marine Corps / Commandant of the Marine Corps". Fine.

Cushman writes to Congressman Seymour Halpern in reply to his request for an inscribed photo [not here present] and for Cushman's views on the means of achieving lasting world peace. Cushman writes: "It is felt the Nixon Doctrine, a copy of which is readily available, contains the most comprehensive and practical approach to achieving the objectives of responsible officials the world over."

General Robert Everton Cushman, Jr. [1914-1985] served in the Marine Corps from 1935 to 1975. He was the 25th Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1972 to 1975. He was honored for heroism in battle during World War II with the Navy Cross [battle of Guam], the Bronze Star [Bougainville] and the Legion of Merit [Iwo Jima]. He commanded all Marine forces in Vietnam from June to December 1967. From 1969 to 1971 he served as Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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16 Daveluy, Rene. (1863-1939) L'ACTION MARITIME PENDANT LA GUERRE ANTI-GERMANIQUE [by] Contre-Amiral Rene Daveluy. 2 volumes
Paris: Augustin Challamel, Editeur, 1920. 1920. Good 
Paris: Augustin Challamel, Editeur, 1920.. 1920.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The spines & extremities are darkened & the heads & tails of the spines are chipped with a small piece out of the Vol. 1 spine near the head. There are a few small stains & some spotting to the wraps with light creasing to the corners. The endpapers are darkened. 271 & [1] pages; and 280 pages. 11 plates [maps], 10 of them folding, in blue, black & white and black-and-white textual illustrations. There is spotting to the top edges & to the fore-edge of Vol. 1. A few page corners are lightly creased & there is occasional minor foxing. A good tight set.

First edition. The text is in French.

John B. Hattendorf of the U.S. Naval War College refers to Rene Daveluy in his 2000 Caird Lecture on the Anglo-French Naval Wars in twentieth century naval thought: "As other countries, France had also established a college for higher professional studies on naval warfare. First established in 1896, it had a variety of changes in name, but for forty years was known as the Ecole de Guerre Navale. Like several of its sister colleges in other countries, the study of history took pride of place as one of the principal subjects of study. Among its most famous instructors were Captain Gabriel Darrieus and Rear-Admiral Rene Daveluy. While they represented the leaders who created a renaissance of naval thinking in France in the pre-World One period, their use of the Anglo-French wars was highly influenced by Mahan's thinking." First Edition. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY SIR HOWARD DOUGLAS REQUESTING A DRAWING FOR HIS "TREATISE ON NAVAL GUNNERY"., Douglas, Sir Howard. (1776-1861). Soldier, colonial administrator of New Brunswick, author of the "Douglas Code" for the Ionian Islands and author of important naval treatises.
17 Douglas, Sir Howard. (1776-1861). Soldier, colonial administrator of New Brunswick, author of the "Douglas Code" for the Ionian Islands and author of important naval treatises. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY SIR HOWARD DOUGLAS REQUESTING A DRAWING FOR HIS "TREATISE ON NAVAL GUNNERY".
Green Street [London]: April 15, 1860. 1860. Very good Signed
Green Street [London]: April 15, 1860.. 1860.. Very good. - Letter penned in black ink filling most of both sides of a sheet of cream paper, approximately 8 inches high by 6 inches wide, bordered in black. The letter is tipped onto a slightly larger piece of card stock. Signed "Howard Douglas". There is a tiny chip to the left edge of the black border. Folded twice for mailing. Very good

Howard Douglas writes to Colonel John St. George [1812-1891], Director of Ordnance at the War Office, asking for the return of a drawing of a gun which he wants to include in his upcoming book ["Treatise on Naval Gunnery", fifth edition revised, published in 1860]. "I am anxious for the return of the drawing which I sent to you of the Armstrong Naval Gun on its carriage....The omission would deprive my work of a good deal of interest....I have stopped the Press waiting for your reply".

General Sir Howard Douglas, 3rd Baronet [1776-1861] was a British military officer, and Member of Parliament for Liverpool from 1842-1847. After entering the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he was commissioned Second Liutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1794, becoming Lieutenant a few months later. He served as Governor of New Brunswick from 1823-31 and had to deal with the Maine boundary dispute with the United States of 1828. He also founded Fredericton College, now known as the University of New Brunswick, and was its first Chancellor. From 1835 to 1840 he was Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands where he introduced a new code of laws known as "the Douglas code". The code infuriated the Greek Orthodox patriarchate in that it included innovations affecting family life, especially marriage and divorce. Abused or abandoned women could more easily obtain a divorce. Further, it legalized marriage between step-siblings and second cousins. Douglas was the author of several important military and naval treatises, including the "Treatise on Naval Gunnery" of which the fifth edition is referred to in this letter. It became a standard text book and was the first publication to draw attention to its subject. 
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18 Duncan, Norman DR. GRENFELL'S PARISH: The Deep Sea Fishermen
New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, (1905). (1905). Very good 
New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, (1905).. (1905).. Very good. - Octavo, tan cloth titled in black with image of a ship's mast stamped in black on front cover. The covers are bumped & lightly soiled & the spine is slightly rubbed. 155 pp. & 5-page publisher's catalog. B&W frontispiece & 15 B&W plates. Very good.

Fourth edition.

A book about Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell of the Royal National Mission to Deep-Sea Fishermen and his work on the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador. Laid in is a penciled biographical note on Dr. Grenfell. 
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19 Dupont, Maurice, Admiral; and Fardet, Marc L'ARSENAL DE COLBERT / ROCHEFORT. Preface d'Etienne Taillemite
(Rochefort, France): Centre International de la Mer, (1986). (1986). Fine 
(Rochefort, France): Centre International de la Mer, (1986).. (1986).. Fine. - Small oblong quarto [7-3/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], soft cover bound in pictorial golden yellow wraps. The wraps are slightly faded along the spine. 43 & [1] pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Near fine.

Inscribed by Admiral Dupont on the title page.

Dupont was commander of submarine operations in the Mediterranean from 1943 to 1944 and taught at the Ecole de Guerre navale.

The text is in French. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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20 Dussieux, L LES GRANDS MARINS DU REGNE DE LOUIS XIV. Notices Historiques
Paris: Librairie Victor Lecoffre, 1888. 1888. Good 
Paris: Librairie Victor Lecoffre, 1888.. 1888.. Good. - Octavo, marbled black & cream paper covered boards backed with gray cloth with a gilt-lettered leather label on the spine. The boards are rubbed & bumped with the paper worn away along the edges. There are stains to the cloth. The head of the spine is heavily stained with a small sticker on it. The label is rubbed & chipped with a strip of paper adhering to its top edge. xi & 364 pages. There are stamps on the half- title & page 1 & 2 stamps & a red ink notation on the title page. 1 name in the index is underlined & there is scattered foxing. The book is cocked. Good.

The text is in French. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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