London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. [Naval history] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.368. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, top edge blue, pictorial dust-jacket featuring a painting by Harold Wyllie, with printed price of 25s net. Illustrated with eight double sided black and white plates and a number of in-text line drawings. Signed and inscribed to the title page: "For John Wall | (the co-poet with the money bags) | with the best wishes (and thanks) | of Dudley Pope | November. 1959." Internally fine, spotting and toning to edges. Cloth lightly handled. Wrapper a little edgeworn with some laminate shrinkage/lifting and a few closed tears and chips. Uncommon signed. Very good. A history of the Battle of Trafalgar by the maritime novelist and historian. Item #53159
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