London: Leo Cooper, 1993. [Naval Memoirs] SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.xiv; 274. With 37 black and white photographic illustrations interleaved with the text. SIGNED by the author in black ink to publisher's bookplate on fly-leaf. Publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket designed by Roni Wilkinson, priced at £21.50. Spotting to top edge, and moderate general toning throughout. Some rubbing and bumping to board and jacket edges. Very good. The memoirs of a distinguished naval commander whose career spanned 45 years, from the Second World War to the Falklands War. In the latter conflict he famously advised Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that re-taking the islands was possible, earning him promotion to Admiral of the Fleet on his retirement later in 1982. Item #57812
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