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Letters and Papers of Charles, Lord Barham

Admiral of the Red Squadron

1758-1813

By John Knox Laughton

9.5" by 6.5"; lxvi, 422pp; 4pp; xxii, 438pp, 4pp; xl, 413pp, 4pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Three volumes of the letters and papers of Charles, Lord Barham.

The volumes document his time from being promoted to command the sloop HMS Speaker to his death in 1813.

Publications from the Navy Records Society. Numbers XXXII, XXXVIII and XXXIX. The Navy Records society publish rare and original documents on naval history. It was established in 1893 and has to this day published over 160 volumes. Sir John Knox Laughton and Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge were the key leaders who organised the society.

From the library of The Royal Cruising Club. The Royal Cruising club was founded in 1880 by Sir Arthur Underhill to encourage and facilitate cruising in small yachts.  All bookplates bear the signature of H Compton Smith the Librarian of The Royal Cruising Club.

Volume I was published in 1906/7, volume II 1909/10 and volume III in 1910/11.

To each bookplate is written that the volumes were presented by Major Sir Maurice A Cameron, a senior British Army Officer who became General Officer Commanding.

Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, was a British naval officer and politician. He first entered the navy in 1741 as a captain's servant aboard HMS Sandwich and HMS Duke. He became lieutenant in 1745 and by 1795 progressed to be Admiral of the Blue.

CONDITION

In original navy blue and white gilt stamped bindings. Externally, smart with just some bumping and small loss to the head and tail of spines. Some handling marks to the white cloth boards. Bookplate for the library of The Royal Cruising Club to the front pastedowns. Internally, volume I is generally firmly bound though strained in places. Volume II is firmly bound and volume III is firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned, the half title page to volume III is very age toned. Some offsetting to endpapers with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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