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From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow - Five Volumes from the library of Lord Chatfield, First Sea Lord and Admiral of the Fleet
Oxford University Press, London - Volume I - The Road to War 1904-1914, Volume II - The War Years : To the Eve of Jutland 1914-1916, Volume III - Jutland and After : May 1916- December 1916, Volume IV - 1917 : Years of Crisis, Volume V - 1918-1919 : Victory and Aftermath. The definitive history of the British Navy from the years leading up to World War I to its immediate aftermath. Volume 1 is a second printing, all others are first printings. Ernie Chatfield, First Baron Chatfield 1873-1967 was a British Naval officer who, after World War I, where he served with distinction, rose to the pinnacle of the British Navy with his appointment as First Sea Lord in 1933 and Admiral of the Fleet in 1935. He retired from the Navy in 1938 and was appointed Minister for Co-ordination of Defence in the government of Neville Chamberlain. Volume 3 has a presentation card addressed to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Chatfield and inscribed by the author "and sincere thanks / Arthur Marder/May 1966. Volume 4 has an invoice to Lord Chatfield (presumably the second Baron, dated February 2, 1970. Several of the volumes Have Chatfield and the date written of the front endpaper. The last two volumes were certainly acquired by either Lady Chatfield or the second Baron. Portrait frontises in all volumes, maps at the rear in all except Volume 1, inserted in a pocket in Volume 3. All 5 books are in Very Good to Near Fine condition with varying degrees of spotting to the top edges. All jackets are unpriceclipped. The jacket of Volume is very lightly worn with minimal rubbing on the spiine. Volume 2 is very lightly worn with some sunning to the spine and several marks on the front and rear panels. Volume 3 is very lightly worn, a little more at the spine extremities. Volume 4 is rubbed on the spine and the front jacket flap fold and shows some creasing on the spine extremities. Volume 5 is in similar condition to Volume 4. A very nice association copy of an important Naval history, difficult to find complete and in this condition. A heavy set, special shipping considerations will apply, particularly for overseas orders. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Neil Williams, Bookseller]
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