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LUKE, Harry, Sir. Cities and men: and autobiography.

London. Geoffrey Bles, [1953]. First edition.
8vo. In three volumes. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrappers. Lightly rubbed, some chipping and loss to price-clipped dustwrappers. Internally clean and crisp. Bookplates and inked ownership inscriptions of John Marstan Gamley to endpapers of Vols. I and II and half-title of Vol. III.
The first edition of colonial governor Sir Harry Charles Luke's (1884-1969) autobiography. Luke served as Commander of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on the Syrian Coast during the First World War. In 1921 he achieved the position of assistant Governor of Jerusalem, and from 1924 to 1928 held the post of Colonial Secretary of Sierra Leone. Later he was Lieutenant Governor of Malta (1930-1938) and Governor of Fiji and High Commissioner of the British Western Pacific Territories (1938-1942).
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 21978