A Tall Ship on Other Naval Occasions

"BARTIMEUS", [Lewis Anselm DaCosta Ricci].
London: Cassell and Company, n.d.
12mo, blue cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in darker blue. Spine a little cocked and sunned, edges a little dust soiled, else fine .

Another retired officer of the Royal Navy, Commander A. Lewis da Costa Ricci, took his pseudonym "Bartimeus" because at the loss of an eye as a result of Malta fever which he had while serving as midshipman in the Mediterranean. During he World War (I) he was for a while on the staff of Admiral Jellicoe. His short stories are in Naval Occasions, Seaways, A Tall Ship ond Other Naval Occasions, An Awfully Big Adventure, and Great Security. Stories selected from these volumes appeared in his Bartimeus Omnibus (1933)., and the following year he published another volume of stories, entitled A Make and Mend. [Lewis pp. 47, 53].

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