By William James; Captain Chamier
London   Richard Bentley
8.5" by 5.5" xxxii, 404; vii, [1], 396; viii, 376; vi, [2], 375, [1]; vii, [1], 404; viii, 567, [1pp]
An extensive illustrated history of the British Navy, a fascinating history by William James, illustrated with portraits and folding plans.
By William James; Captain Chamier

1837 The Naval History of Great Britain, From the Declaration of War By France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV

London   Richard Bentley
8.5" by 5.5" xxxii, 404; vii, [1], 396; viii, 376; vi, [2], 375, [1]; vii, [1], 404; viii, 567, [1pp]
An extensive illustrated history of the British Navy, a fascinating history by William James, illustrated with portraits and folding plans.
£230.00
: 7kgs / : 880P26

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Illustrated, Leather Binding

Complete in six volumes.

Volume I illustrated with four folding plates, and thirteen plates.

Volume II illustrated with three folding plates, and one plate.

Volume III illustrated with six folding plates, and two plates.

Volume IV illustrated with two folding plates, and four plates.

Volume V illustrated with four folding plates, and three plates.

Volume VI illustrated with nine folding plates, and one plate.

Collated, complete.

A new edition of this work, which was first conceived when James was imprisoned in America during the War of 1812. It was initially published between 1822 and 1824. James wished to compile an 'exact account of every operation of naval war during the period'. He consulted not only published works, but also the logs of the ships, and official narratives of those who were there. Due to the accuracy of this history, it was regarded by the Navy Records Society as an important source.

James looks at specific battles, colonial expeditions, British fleets in the channel, Lord Nelson's career and much more in this comprehensive study, starting from 1488.

This edition with additions on the Burmese War by Captain Chamier.

Condition

In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, rubbed. Volumes I, III, IV, and V lacking spine labels, spine label to Volume VI is chipped. Light bumping to the extremities. Spines are a little faded. A few light marks to the boards and spines, including a white mark to the head of the front joint of Volume II. Rear hinge of Volume II and front hinge of Volume VI are starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front and front free endpapers, with the head of the front endpapers excised. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with scattered spots. Plate facing page 191 is detaching. Prior owner's ink inscription to the half-title of Volume I.

Good

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