Battles Of The British Navy [2 vols]
By Joseph Allen
Handsomely bound set of a core maritime text
- New Edition, Revised & Enlarged [Bell & Daldy, London, 1872 & 1868] in two volumes
- Bound in blue boards with decorative spine, 5 raised bands; xvi, 527pp & xii, 604pp; both volumes with extra title page replica of first edition ; all edges marbled; marbled eps; extremities to both vols rubbed, with worst being rubbed through at top of spine to vol 1; eps foxed; else excellent
- A comprehensive collation of British naval warfare from the days of Walter Raleigh & Francis Drake to Lord Nelson and finishing [more or less] with the defeat of Napoleon and his transportation to St Helena.
- Numerous portrait drawings and other illustrations