Edition: First Edition

Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1958. Blue boards. [8], 260 pp. Text paper lightly yellowed, else fine, no owner names, in a near fine jacket. Autobiography of Lt.- Comdr. Geoffrey Rawson, O.B.E., R.A.N. "He did more than three years in sail, and was twice round the world in the Aberdeen steel barque Inversnaid. From the uncertain future of sail, [he] broke away to join the Royal Indian Marine...He served in the Persian Gulf in the days of Sir Percy Cox...He writes of the first finding of oil in Persia (and how many know of Winston Churchill's part in that?), and he describes most faithfully the British efforts to put down the widespread traffic in slaves and arms. Then to Rangoon and the Indian Ocean, the Nicobars and the Andamans, and to a command in the Irrawaddy River, the road to Mandalay." - jacket.; Octavo

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Book ID: 18333
Tags: Nautical, Welland
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