Naval Victories of Great Britain, from the Commencement of the War in the Year 1803 to 1816; Being a Series of Coloured Views of Naval Engagements from Drawings By Officers in the Actions Represented

Naval Victories of Great Britain, from the Commencement of the War in the Year 1803 to 1816; Being a Series of Coloured Views of Naval Engagements from Drawings By Officers in the Actions Represented

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Author

?[Ralfe, James]

Publisher

W. Lewis

Reference

764

Unpaginated, title page and forty-two plates. Modern half calf and cloth over boards, smooth back, spine divided into six panels, calf title label to second panel, remaining panels with central gilt device of a ship, a.e.g. Externally very good indeed, internally some light foxing, mainly to the blank interleaved pages, plates generally bright and clean. Forty-two hand-coloured aquatints, mounted with pen line borders, arranged chronologically, seemingly collected from Ralfe's 'Naval Chronology' [1818], and issued here without the text under this title, at some time between 1820 and 1838. The NMM copy, the only copy on COPAC, has fifty-seven plates (Ralfe was issued with sixty, c.f. Abbey, Life 342), this has forty-two, as have both copies found in ABPC

Size

Folio

Condition

Good+

Binding

Half Calf and Cloth

Publish Place

London

Publish Year

1820

Edition

First Thus

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