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CHACK, Paul. Deux batailles navales: Lepante - Trafalgar.

Paris. Les editions de France, 1935. First edition.
8vo. [4], 349pp, [3]. Bound by Emilio Brugalla in contemporary gilt-stamped navy half-morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G., original publisher's pictorial upper wrapper bound-in. Very minor shelf-wear to extremities, a trifle sunned. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, leaves toned.
The first edition of French Navy officer Paul Chack's (1876-1945) history of the naval engagements of Lepanto (1571) and Trafalgar (1805). Chack is predominantly remembered for his virulent collaboration with the Third Reich during the Nazi Occupation of France. He was tried and executed for treason following the Liberation.
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 21716