Manly: The Runciman Press, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover (21.5 x 29.5cm), pp. 288; black cloth covered boards with lettering in white on the spine; pictorial dust wrapper with lettering in white on the spine and yellow on the front cover; richly illustrated with black and white photographs.
Head and tail of spine gently pushed and lightly abraded; small scuff at the top of the spine, publisher’s logo a little dull; a touch shaken owing to dimensions of book; shallow (1mm) ding on fore edge of the rear board; corners gently abraded, bottom corners bruised; two white flecks on front cover; dust wrapper has caused faint toning and spotting to endpapers, a 90 x 65mm faint brown stain and light rippling along fore edge of rear board; pages gently cockled, otherwise clean and bright throughout; dust wrapper is unclipped and bright, very minor creasing at corners. Item #1046
A history of the HMS Hermes (95), a British aircraft carrier that was sunk in a Japanese air attack in 1942. Includes photographs of its final moments and of the wreck.