The Mad Librarian - We sell both scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects. We offer a full money back guarantee and post out the next working day. All books are very carefully packed. Home of the Mad Librarian
Rooke Books - Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects | Rare Books
0 items
£0.00
View
Price: £495.00

  

The Navy in the War of 1739-48

By Herbert William Richmond

1920

University Press : Cambridge

9.5" by 6.5"

xxi, 282pp; 279pp; 284pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A very scarce first edition copy of this fascinating study of the British Navy in the 'War of Jenkins' Ear', by the prolific Royal Navy officer and historian Herbert William Richmond.

Often likened to Alfred Thayer Mahan, the United States naval officer and historian, Richmond was praised by critics as the top British naval historian and the leader of the British Royal Navy's intellectual revolution, that stressed continuing education especially in naval history as essential to the formation of naval strategy. Within this work Richmond provides a detailed analysis of developments and engagements in the War of Jenkins' Ear between Britain and Spain, that lasted from 1739 to 1748. This work includes introductory information on the Navy of 1739, with special attention given to its operations in the Mediterranean and West Indies, and also includes a fascinating study of general eighteenth century history. Complete in three volumes. From the Cambridge Naval and Military Series', edited by Sir Julian S. Corbett and H. J. Edwards. Collated, complete with numerous maps, plans and portraits.

CONDITION

In a uniform cloth binding with gilt title to the front board and spine of each volume. Externally, slight bumping to head and tail of spines. Minor shelfwear to extremities. Slight fading to spines. Offsetting to extremities. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned to edges but bright and clean, with the odd spot and light handling mark. Scattered spotting to first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

ADD TO BASKET

Price: £495.00


What Our Customers Say...

Peter, UK

Just received the books and your very kind accompanying letter. They are fantastic and I’m very impressed with how quickly I got them. Many thanks for all your help and I look forward to buying more gems off you!

Tanja, Germany

The book just arrived! I´m really impressed….Thank you very much!

Copyright © 2009 Rooke Books
Bespoke Software Development BathBespoke Software Development Bath

Telephone

+44 (0)1225 448831

Email

sales@rookebooks.com

What Our Customers Say...

The books turned up the next day in perfect condition and are exactly what I’d hoped they’d be. Thank you so much for such speedy service. It’s been a real pleasure dealing with you and I hope to do so again before too long.

Jill, UK

Thank you very much for your offer and fast shipping.  

Dongsik, South Korea

This is a lovely book and thanks so much for the super fast delivery.

Peter, UK

Thank you very much for an excellent, fast service.

John, USA

Folklore and Folktales

With the establishment of the printed book as a technology, there...

The Errington Divorce Case

We always enjoy showcasing our interesting and obscure works....

The Literary City of Bath

Few cities in the world are lucky enough to have the same literary...

Charlotte Brontë

 Saturday the 21st April marks 202 years since the birth...

Edmond Rostand

  The 1st of April is more commonly associated with...

Bath Book Fair

  Next Saturday, 7th April, is the P.B.F.A...

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson  This month we are focusing...

Books for Spring

  As the days get longer and we get closer to spring, we've...

W H Auden

  The 21st February marks 111 years since the birth of...

Asprey, Zaehnsdorf and the Romanovs

     The fall of Imperial Russia and the...

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

They say 'Never Judge a Book by its Cover', but this month we're...

Foredge Friday

 If you follow our social media feeds then you will know...

Ronald Searle

This week we are focusing upon the British artist and satirical...

Festive Works...

 With Christmas fast approaching, we have had a look at...

Book of the Week: 'The Bookseller of Kabul'

 We add many new listings to our website on a weekly basis....

Cooking and Baking

 With the ‘Great British Bake Off’ entering...

New in November...

We are constantly adding new works to our collection, and have...

Author Feature: Angela Carter

 This week we shall be focusing on a specific author. Known...

Bath Book Fair

 Next Saturday, 21st October, is the P.B.F.A Bath...

The Occult and Occultism

This week we are going to take a look at some of our works from...

Alfred Tennyson

 Today marks the 125th anniversary of Alfred Tennyson’s...

New in October...

Here are just a few examples of the many new books that have...

Banned Books Week

  The 24th-30th September marks 'Banned Books Week'....

Arthur Rackham

 The 19th September marks the 150th birthday of celebrated...

D H Lawrence

 The 11th September marks the birth of David Herbert Lawrence....

The Great Fire of London

 Tuesday 5th September marked the anniversary of the...

The History of Magic

Yesterday marked #19yearslater. For the muggles among us, the...

Recently added to our library...

          1970 The Journals...

Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

 Agatha Christie is the best-selling female novelist of...

Educational Children's Books

 With the advancement of printing technology and the production...

Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...