1st ed., 1919. Xi + 298 pp., photo & other plates + ills. Original blue cloth; black ill. to front; 22 x 14cm. Binding a little tender but no cracking to hinges or joints; ends of spine frayed & only a little light marking to covers o/w V.G. This is the fascinating log-book of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Albert G. Stern, a pioneer of the tank during World War I. It traces his first idea about building a tank, early experiments, first orders, production and the struggle to get the necessary quantity of tanks accepted by the War Office. The book also examines tanks in action and looks at the impact of the Anglo-American treaty on the tank. It is a remarkable story enriched by a wealth of photographs and various illustrations. Seven appendices explain the workings of particular tanks. A scarce and important book.