Title: Gilded Image : An Autobiography. signed.
Publisher:  Shields Press, San Francisco, CA, 1978,
Seller ID: 87207
LAMPEN, A[mbrose].M[aynard].D[udley]. The Gilded Image : An Autobiography. (San Francisco, CA: The Shields Press, 1978). Pp. (6),1-589,(16) of appendices and index, +  p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, bluecloth with gilt decoration to front, elaborate gilt bars and gilt letterin g to spine. The lengthy memoirs of the English seaman -- a part of the Royal Navy for thirty-two years, starting at the age of 13 -- who served aboardthe HMS Orion during the Second World War, and was loaned to the Australia n navy in the post-war years, before retiring from the service in 1956. Lampen died in February 2010, aged 98. Very good. Presentation copy signed by Lampen on the half-title leaf. Uncommon. 180.00