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Review of the Fleet by His Majesty the King July 31st 1909

£120.00

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A very rare little booklet issued to those attending the Review of the Fleet in 1909. It has the minatory underlined statement Not for Publication on the title page. The book plate tells us that this was the property of Sir T Talbot L A Scarsbrick, at that time the member for South Dorset. There is a preface about the review, Then a Time Table. This is followed by sections on the various types. The first of these is "Dreadnaught" and there are four tipped in colour images from watercolours. The next two sections are headings only with no illustrations - Submarines and Torpedo boat Destroyers. Then comes a summary of the entire fleet, some 362 vessels. Finally there is A Plan of the Solent showing Track and Names of Vessels and an intact fold out map showing six lines of vessels with the names of the larger vessels.

Hardback small book. Cream cloth covers with black cloth to spine. The covers are mottled and discoloured. The text block is totally free of the boards. The Royal coat of arms adorn s the front and there is a further device on the rear were the words "Sigi:Offi:Mag: Admir:Mag: Br: &c" surround a foul anchor. I think that this is an Admiralty coat of arms; it was certainly used subsequently in marking Naval ceramics. Sir Scarsbrick's book plate on the reverse of the front cover. Edges of the text block in gilt.

A fascinating remnant of a very memorable occasion, albeit in not terribly good condition.

Item details

Added value:
Limited edition
Author(s):
Anon
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
19.5 x 13 cm approx
Edition:
1919
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Admiralty
Title:
Review of the Fleet by His Majesty the King July 31st

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A very rare little booklet issued to those attending the Review of the Fleet in 1909. It has the minatory underlined statement Not for Publication on the title page. The book plate tells us that this was the property of Sir T Talbot L A Scarsbrick, at that time the member for South Dorset. There is a preface about the review, Then a Time Table. This is followed by sections on the various types. The first of these is "Dreadnaught" and there are four tipped in colour images from watercolours. The next two sections are headings only with no illustrations - Submarines and Torpedo boat Destroyers. Then comes a summary of the entire fleet, some 362 vessels. Finally there is A Plan of the Solent showing Track and Names of Vessels and an intact fold out map showing six lines of vessels with the names of the larger vessels.

Hardback small book. Cream cloth covers with black cloth to spine. The covers are mottled and discoloured. The text block is totally free of the boards. The Royal coat of arms adorn s the front and there is a further device on the rear were the words "Sigi:Offi:Mag: Admir:Mag: Br: &c" surround a foul anchor. I think that this is an Admiralty coat of arms; it was certainly used subsequently in marking Naval ceramics. Sir Scarsbrick's book plate on the reverse of the front cover. Edges of the text block in gilt.

A fascinating remnant of a very memorable occasion, albeit in not terribly good condition.

Added value:
Limited edition
Author(s):
Anon
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
19.5 x 13 cm approx
Edition:
1919
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Admiralty
Title:
Review of the Fleet by His Majesty the King July 31st

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