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SHARE, Hamnet, Sir. Under great bear and southern cross: forty years afloat and ashore.

London. Jarrolds Publishers Limited, 1932. First edition.
8vo. 299pp, [1]. With 47 black and white plates. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed and bumped. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy: 'Admiral of the Fleet The Earl of Jellicoe. G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O. with the happiest recollections of ten years service, from his olf secretary and friend, the author Hamnet H. Share. 1932'.
The sole edition of the seafaring memoirs of Paymaster Rear-Admiral Sir Hamnet Share (1864-1937), veteran of the First World War and secretary to Admiral Lord John Jellicoe (1859-1935) during his naval mission to India and the dominions in 1919 and 1920. The present copy is inscribed to Jellicoe, who provided the foreword.
£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 21944