1st.ed., 1927. Xiv + 310 pp., frontis + 25 photo-plates. Blue buckram ; gilt ; edges uncut. 24 x 16cm. V.G.+ The memoirs of a naval surgeon who spent 32 years in the Royal Naval Medical Service, recalling his experiences and views on historical events while serving at Haslar and aboard H.M. Ships VERNON & RAVEN - 1894/5 ; IMMORTALITE & CENTURION ' China station and Russian Asiatic Squadron 1895/6 ; in China and Japan during which the author fought pirates ' 1896/8 ; during the Spanish-American War of 1898 and the fall of Manila ' POWERFUL ' 1898/9 ; experiences during the Boer War including exploits with the Naval Brigade ashore ' 1899/1900 ; DORIS in the West Indies and Canada 1900/2 ; sidelights on the Venezuelan Revolution, the USS MAINE affair, and a cruise round the West Indies ' 1902/3 ; the Russo-Japanese War ' 1903/5 ; life in EUROPA, ACHILLES & ALBION including an Irish cruise ' 1905/8, etc. These and other interesting reminiscences are recalled by a naval surgeon who intersperses them with anecdotes and reflections through to the First World War (including the Dardanelles) and beyond to 1926.