London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1935). First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. Large octavo. Bound in original black cloth, lettered and bordered in white. In a bright example of the dust jacket which shows moderate edge-wear. The jacket is not price-clipped. Dramatic wrap-around cover art by Lawson. With a lovely author's presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, dated 19 Sept: 1935 - then - "the day of publication." A very desirable and scarce volume from this great naval historian and novelist who wrote with such knowledge of World War I and World War II. Illustrated with photographs and also includes maps and diagrams. A most impressive volume.