Notes: The memoirs of a very active naval officer, engineer, and politician. During his eventful life, the Duke of Montrose was the first person to film a solar eclipse and he invented the aircraft carrier. Like many people who live enventful lives he devotes as much space the events he is most remembered as he does to, say, farming—which is a page or two.
An uncommon book.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A previous owner has copied out an article about a lost Montrose treasure on the rear free endpaper, else near fine in a very dust jacket with a few tape repairs on the verso (back).
Publication: London: Jonathan Cape, 1952.
Item No: #361825