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The Life and Services of Captain Philip Beaver, Late of His Majesty's Ship Nisus

By Captain W. H. Smyth

1829

John Murray : London

8.5" by 5.5"

xv, 340pp

 

 

 

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The first edition of this biography on the influential and notable Royal Navy officer Philip Beaver, written by a fellow officer Henry Smyth.

The first edition of this work. An interesting biography of Philip Beaver, a Royal Navy officer who served in the end of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He was one of the most notable figures in the Navy of that time. Written by Captain William Henry Smyth. Smyth was a Royal Navy officer who was noted for his involvement in the early history of a number of learned societies, and for his astronomical works and publications.

CONDITION

Rebacked with the original half calf binding laid on, with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, smart. Light rubbing to the paper to the boards, resulting in a little loss. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the odd scattered spot. A very small amount of worming to the tail of the first few pages. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title page.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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