All Clear Aft. Episodes at Sea

"BARTIMEUS", [Lewis Anselm DaCosta Ricci] et al. Foreword by Sir Winston Churchill.
London: Cassell and Company, (1936). Illustrated by Charles Grave.
First edition.
Octavo, original blue cloth lettered in gilt, dust jacket (a bit worn). Front cover a little discolored at lower edge, spine a little dulled and cocked, endpapers a little browned, 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 the 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.
Also contains stories by C. Fox Smith, Eric Kewon, Basil Lubbock, F. Dorothy Senior, "Taffrail", W. Townend and others.

Price: $65.00
SKU: 23782
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