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CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Q-ships and their story.

London. Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd., 1922. First edition.
8vo. xi, [1], 276pp. With a black and white photographic frontispiece, a further 31 black and white plates, and 16 diagrams in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, some soiling to upper board and spine. Upper hinge exposed, lightly spotted.
The first edition of Royal Navy officer Edward Keble Chatterton's history of Q-Ships, heavily armed merchant ships with concealed weaponry designed to lure submarines into making surface attacks, and their employment during the First World War.
£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 21506