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KERR, Mark.

The Destroyer, and A Cargo of Notions.

Published: London: privately printed by Messrs Hatchard, 1909

Stock code: 109644

Price: £95

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First edition, first impression, signed by Kerr in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, of this collection of naval poetry. Admiral Mark Edward Frederic Kerr CB, CVO (1864-1944) was, at the time of publication, commander of the H.M.S. Invincible. He acted in the First World War as both a Royal Navy and a Royal Air Force officer, being Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Hellenic Navy in the early part of the war, and Commander-in-Chief of the Adriatic Squadron in 1916 and 1917. In the final years of the war he was involved in work to create the Royal Air Force. His memoir Land, Sea, And Air. Reminiscences, was published by Longmans in 1927. Uncommon, with 13 copies listed in libraries worldwide on OCLC.

Small octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt to front. Extremities rubbed, endpapers tanned, a good copy.

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