1st.ed., 1957. 292 pp, frontis + 7 other plates. D.j., 22 x 15cm. Frayed d.j. with loss head & tail of spine o/w V.G. A highly entertaining book illustrated by Jack Broome, recalling the eccentricity, courage and integrity displayed by British admirals who held command in the far-flung corners of the Empire in the first part of the 20th century. In many cases it was not just their fighting exploits that kept their memory green in the wardroom and on the messdecks, but also their words and strange habits! Admirals under review include: Sir Algernon Charles Fiesche Heneage. Reginald Charles Prothero. George Henry Cherry. Sir Frederick William Fisher. Sir Robert Arbuthnot. Sir William Christopher Oakenham. Etc. Their kind will never be seen again but when they trod the quarterdeck they were legends in their own lifetimes. ECCENTRIC ADMIRALS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.