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2 Vols. Hardback, 6.5 x 4 inches. In black full morocco leather bindings. Decorative gilt paneled boards with ‘ship’ vignettes, raised banding, gilt lettering and extensive gilt designs to spines. All page edges gilt. Plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Some rubbing to extremities; edges and corners, some minor handling to boards. Endpapers clean, bookplates removed from fronts without damage (slight visible marks left). Inscription to vol.1, “E.H. Knatchbull, from his sincere friend, Charles Warren Markham, on his leaving Eton, Election 1847.” Some minor darkening to engravings. A couple of minor odd spots else pages all very clean and tight. 2 vols. 524 & 588pp. Illustrated with 25 engraved portrait plates including frontispieces and title page vignettes. 18 B&W battle-plans within text. A popular history of all the important engagements from King Richard’s Crusader fleet in 1190 to the Bombardment of Alexandria in 1882.
Title: The Battles of the British Navy. In Two Volumes.
Categories: Naval History,
Publisher: London, A. H. Baily & Co., 1842 1st:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 82903
Keywords: Military Subjects::Naval History JOSEPH ALLEN, Battles, British Navy, Popular History, Important Engagements, Crusader fleet, 1190, Bombardment, Alexandria, 1842, bohn, mudie, leather, fine binding, George Pigot Moody, illustrated, portraits