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The Price of Admiralty

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Title:The Price of Admiralty
Price:AUD$22.00 (about USD$14.90)
Book ID:SB00-0215687
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1944
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Poor Condition
Oxford University Press, 1944, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor Condition, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic

600 g; XIV, 330 pages, last two pages blank, end page maps, text illustrated with colour frontispiece, and 46 pages of black-and-white photography, indexed. The top edge of the text block is foxed, and the front and bottom edges are slightly darkened. The colour illustrated dust jacket (illustrator J. C. James) is chipped with some loss either side of the head and tail of the spine, and the fold over corners. . The story of HMAS Parramatta, from her launching at Sydney to her loss in action off Tobruk. This book also describes the life of Commander Jefferson Hirst Walker who commanded HMAS Parramatta. "This is not the story of a man. Walker would not have wished that. As his life enters this book it is to represent a vocation. This is the story of a ship. But the ship represents a service: and its story is used to illustrate the meaning of sea power to a people whom the ship and the ship's company served." Opening paragraph of the book. Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Maritime; Inventory No: 0215687.
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