Title: Observations on Naval Expenditure
Publisher: William Clowes and Sons, Limited, London, England
Publication Date: 1903
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
32 pages; tables; appendix; blue paper wrapper with title on the cover (6 1/4 x 9 3/4 inch). Former glue stamp across the cover (3 1/2 x 1 inch), small missing tear on the back cover. Includes Lord Brassey's 'compliments' card (4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inch). Lord Thomas Brassey (1836-1918) was a representative from Hastings and held high offices in the Admiralty, Governor of Victoria (1895-1900), and was the first person to circumnavigate the world in a private yacht, July '76 to May '77. Pamphlet concerned with the naval budget for the year 1903-04 along with an assessment of the British navy's condition and how ready for war if need be. Lord Brassey was editor for THE NAVAL ANNUAL (1886-on) and as such was current on information as to matters touching on the budget of the fleet. Clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 11336
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