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peeps at the royal navy
by James Baikie
PEEPS AT THE ROYAL NAVY by James Baikie: This icon is used elswhere, in my site, as a link to this page


by James Baikie

With twelve full-page illustrations in colour from drawings by Norman Wilkinson, R.B.A., F.I.

This first edition published 1913 by Adam and Charles Black, London.
Not to be confused with the print on demand paperback with b&w illustrations.

PEEPS AT THE ROYAL NAVY by James Baikie: Photo showing the general condition and appearance.


A blue decorated cloth bound book with coloured plate set in the centre panel, unusually, an 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 very attractive. Page block complete with all plates and incluing tissue guard to frontispiece is square, tight, clean and bright apart from a little browning first few pages. VERY GOOD condition

88 pages plus an eight page publishers catologue for their 'Beautiful books for young people '.
140 mm. x 200 mm. x 22 mm. Weight wrapped <500 grams.

PRICE £32.50 plus postage
( INCLUDED for UK. )

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An attractive general work illustrated throughout by Norman Wilkinson in full colour; an illustration shown below entitled " A Hydro-Aeroplane " and another is the mounted plate on the front board entitled " A Super-Dreadnought: H.M.S. King George V. ".PEEPS AT THE ROYAL NAVY by James Baikie: A composite scan of the front board and the spine to show the general condition and appearance .

The other illustrations, all in colour are:

H.M.S. "Dreadnought"

Ships of the time of Alfred the Great

The "Henri Grace a Dieu"

The last Fight of the "Revenge"

PEEPS AT THE ROYAL NAVY is  Illustrated with twelve full colour plates by NORMAN L. WILKINSON. This one is entitled " A Hydro-Aeroplane "

Battle of Quiberon Bay

The "Victory" going into action at Trafalgar

Our first ironclad, H.M.S. "Warrior"

An early turret ship, H.M.S "Thunderer"

A destroyer at sea

Submarine and aeroplane

A Hydro-Aeroplane

Background adapted from the frontispiece of James Baikie's PEEPS AT THE ROYAL NAVY.