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Admiral Duncan

By Earl of Camperdown [Robert Adam Philips Haldane Haldane-Duncan]

1898

Longmans, Green, and Co. : London

9" by 6"

xi, 416pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A fascinating biography of the notable British admiral Adam Duncan, written by his grandson, Robert Haldane-Duncan the third Earl of Camperdown.

Duncan is best known for his defeat of the Dutch fleet off Camperdown (north of Haarlem) on 11 October 1797, a victory that is widely considered as one of the most significant actions in naval history. The battle was fought between the British North Sea Fleet (under Admiral Adam Duncan) and a Batavian Navy fleet (under Vice-Admiral Jan de Winter) and resulted in a complete victory for the British, who captured eleven Dutch ships without losing any of their own. Collated, complete with four monochromatic plates, each with a protective tissue guard. A first edition copy.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth binding with gilt title to the spine. Externally, minor shelfwear to extremities. Bumping to head and tail of spine resulting in splits to cloth, with large closed tear to head of spine. Slight rubbing to joints and handling marks to boards. Hinges split, tender and showing cords, more severe to front hinge with front free-endpaper detached. Internally firmly bound. Pages age toned, but clean throughout.

Overall Condition: Good

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