Illustrated with twelve full colour plates by
C. C. TITTERTON.
First published 1920 by
Adam and Charles Black, London
Not to be confused with the print on demand paperback with b&w illustrations.
A blue decorated cloth bound book with coloured plate set in the centre panel, unusually a unique plate not found inside, with gilt lettering and dark blue decoration to the spine and front board. Spine slightly worn and faded but front still attractive. A lable or book plate has been removed from the front paste down leaving marks which ideally could be covered by something similar. Page block complete with all plates, including tissue guard to frontispiece, is square, tight, and clean apart from a little browning first few and last pages. Not quite VERY GOOD condition.
140 mm. x 200 mm. x 20 mm. Weight wrapped <500 grams.
PRICE (GBP)£ 30.00 plus Postage
An attractive general work illustrated throughout by C. C. Titterton in full colour; a typical illustration is shown below right, entitled " A Submarine on the Surface" and another is the mounted plate on the front board entitled
" Hoisting the White Ensign".
The other illustrations, all in colour, are:
A battleship steaming in line (frontispiece)
Drawing food for the mess
Coaling a ship
A destroyer in action
Jack and his pets
A trawler in search of mines
Firing the big guns
UK First Class
Airmail World Zone 1
Airmail World Zone 2
Postage prices correct from April 2013
until RM hikes up the price again
In 1931 the publishers combined 'Peeps at the Royal Navy' and 'Peeps at the British Blue-Jacket', albeit with a reduced number of illustrations, under the title 'THE ROYAL NAVY AND THE BRITISH BLUEJACKET'.
Background adapted from the frontispiece of James Baikie's PEEPS AT THE ROYAL NAVY.