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SWINBURNE, H. Lawrence, and Norman WILKINSON [illustrator]. Royal Navy.

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SWINBURNE, H. Lawrence, and Norman WILKINSON [illustrator]. Royal Navy. London, Adam & Charles Black, 1907.

8vo. Original blue cloth with a design printed in brown and cream and blocked in gilt, titles are blocked in gilt, with a gilt top edge; pp. xx, 378, 61 colour-plates, captioned on the tissue guards, 10 costume plates by J. Jellicoe and the rest by Wilkinson; lower board a little rubbed with slight toning to endpapers as usual, a very good, bright copy.
First edition. 3000 copies printed.
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Inman 59.