. Tiverton, Devon, 1st.ed., 1998. 151 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs. D.j., 30 x 21cm. FINE. The author’s remarkable photographic library contains over 40,000 naval photographs amassed by him and his family over the course of a century. From this rich source Syd Goodman has selected more than 180 photographs to show the warships of the Royal Navy associated with Portsmouth during the first half of the 20th century. The author’s personal stories attached to each picture enrich the book which includes Nelson’s VICTORY when still afloat ; pre-dreadnought battleships, dreadnoughts, battlecruisers, cruisers, aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates, sloops, and other surface vessels from the Victorian era to post-war days. FINE copy.