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The Naval Service of Canada: Its Official History (Volumes I & II) by  Gilbert Norman Tucker - Hardcover - First edition - 1952 - from Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints and Biblio.com

The Naval Service of Canada: Its Official History (Volumes I & II)

by Tucker, Gilbert Norman

Condition: Very good overall


Ottawa: King's Printer, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Volume I: Origins and Early Years. 8vo, xii, 436pp, b&w ills, maps. Volume II: Activities on Shore During the Second World War. 8vo, xiii, 579pp, b&w ills, maps. Blue buckram, gilt titles at spines. With dust jackets, titles in red on blue dj fronts; no titles at spines. Dust jackets rubbed, marked, chipped spine ends.




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