1st.ed., 1932. 288 + 12 (advt.) pp., frontis + 20 other photo-plates. Black cloth ; red lettering. 22 x 14cm. Pencil name to title-page ; boards a little marked ; o/w V.G. Signed & inscribed by Dr. Nicholas Rodger : "Nicholas Rodger, St. Valentine's Day, 2000." Admiral Sir Herbert William Richmond (1871-1946), was an important and controversial naval historian with a farsighted understanding of the problems facing the Royal Navy between the wars. In this book he examines two closely allied topics of that era ' 'Imperial Defence' and 'Capture at Sea' ' written in the light of the U-boat campaign of the First World War. He brings together six papers on the former and four on the latter subject, the first series being delivered in lectures at University College, London, in 1931 and the last formed the 'Lees-Knowles" lectures delivered during the same period at Trinity College, Cambridge. Illustrated with 21 interesting photographs taken during the First World War and in the post-war era. SCARCE.