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Re: Beatty collection, HMS Lion, 1 June 1916
When I bought the book the purchase included what I guess would best be described as the 'writers galley' complete with mark ups in pencil and many pertinent notes, but more importantly it included a couple of hundred photographs - some now sadly starting to silver - in 2 different albums. From the notes appended, these were all sent from/by individuals who were "there"...a dozen of the photos were actually edge-glued to the blue, ruled 'Signal Log of H.M.S.' sheets. I haven't as yet searched for this contributor's record, but on the bottom of one of these is 'Capt. E. Reeves'. While I've not counted, over half of the the photos were used in the book. Another interesting note is that the galley on the inside of the title page states: 'Harrison and Sons' and then below that 'Printers in Ordinary to His Majesty' and finally the last line 'St. Martin's Lane, London, W.C.2.', but the book itself doesn't have this or any other identifier of any kind. Curious that.
Too bad nobody has scanned these. Abe Books shows no copy available.
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