Supplement to The London Gazette of Tuesday, the 4th of May, 1948: Published by Authority...Action between British and Italian forces off cape Spartivento on 27th November, 1940.
[London]. [Printed and Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office], . First edition.
Folio. 2799-2808pp. With two charts (one folding). Contemporary green buckram-backed tan paper boards, typed lettering-piece, printed library shelf-label, and blind-stamp of the Foreign Office to upper board. A trifle rubbed and dust-soiled. Bookplate of the Foreign Office Library to FFEP, internally clean and crisp.
An ex-Foreign Office Library copy of a supplement to The London Gazette - one of the official journals of record of the British Government - published on 5th May 1948, recording despatches submitted to the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty by Vice-Admiral Sir James F. Somerville regarding the conflict between British and Italian naval forces off the coast of Cape Spartivento in 1940. The outcome of the battle was indecisive, with both sides withdrawing having caused only moderate damage to one another.£ 95.00 Antiquates Ref: 12167