History Under the Sea, by A McKee

History Under the Sea
by Alexander McKee

Signed by the author

Alexander McKee, historian, diver and underwater photographer is best known for leading the team of amateur divers (including John Bevan) from the Southsea BSAC who spent 20 years searching for and eventually finding the Mary Rose. John Bevan’s admiration and respect for ‘Mac’ (as he was known to his friends) is reflected in his comprehensive collection of McKee’s books of which this is one.

History Under the Sea serves for many as an initiation to underwater archeology. A subject that combines intellect and adventure. From the Deane brothers excavations in The Solent to wrecks in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and beyond, McKee often looks beyond the shipwreck itself to the related people and human history and even to the wider implications of climate change.

Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover.
Dust jacket in very good condition. Small marks on cover.
First 40 pages or so show signs of water mark near the lower spine.
The title page is damaged where a label has been removed (repaired using archival tape) and is signed by the author.
The page opposite the title page is inscribed:
‘To John to thank you for all your help and hospitality and especially for helping to launch LUC. Reg V February 1981’

Reg Vallintine was a mutual friend of both Alexander McKee and John Bevan and had owned and run a diving school on the Italian island of Giglio.
He features in this book. Reg later set up a diving school in London, the London Underwater Centre (LUC).

Inside pages in very good condition
Black and white photographs throughout.
1968, Hutchinson, London (first edition)
342 pages, 192mm x 253mm (approx. 7.5in x 10in)


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Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 31 × 34 × 6 cm