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FIENNES, Gerard. Sea power and freedom: a historical study.

London. Skeffington & Son, Ltd., [1917]. First edition.
8vo. ix, [3], 324pp. With 17 illustrations. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Endpapers browned, occasional spotting. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Admiral / Sir John Jellicoe / from / Gerard Fiennes / Nov. 1917'.
The first edition of a history of sea power from antiquity up to the First World War; this copy presented by the author to Royal Navy officer John Jellicoe (1859-1935), Admiral of the Fleet during the First World War, predominantly remembered for his victory at the Battle of Jutland.
£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 21922