THE GLORIOUS "SHANNON'S" OLD BLUE DUSTER AND OTHER FADED FLAGS OF FADELESS FAME. With a Foreword from the Rt. Hon. Sir William Thomas White...(with author TL carbon)
Edition: First Edition
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1923. Blue pictorial cloth stamped in black & gilt. (xvi), (431) pp. Six colour photos of flags inserted, numerous half tone illustrations in text, illustrated endpapers. Page edges yellowed, inner hinges partially cracked but firm; spine a bit darkened with gilt lettering flaked away; text has a few yellowed patches from laid in newspaper clippings, just a few scattered ink underlines, good unworn copy otherwise. Tipped in at front is a carbon copy of a 1932 typed letter from the author to W.A. Munn of St John's Newfoundland. Three single spaced paragraphs responding to questions, and correcting a newspaper account of the Chesapeake. She was entirely built of fir, which splintered and killed a lot of men during her battle with the Shannon. Ink gift inscription and notes of Munn on front free endpaper. A book about the sea battles of the War of 1812 by a noted Canadian naval historian. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover