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The Life of Augustus Viscount Keppel, Admiral of the White, and First Lord of the Admiralty in 1782-3

By Thomas Keppel

1842

Henry Colburn : London

8.5" by 5.5"

xvi, 446pp; vi, 438pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

Thomas Keppel's biography on the Royal Navy officer Augustus Keppel, an important figure in the eighteenth century Navy.

Complete in two volumes. First edition and the primary source for Viscount Keppel (1725-1786). An important biography of the Royal Navy officer Augustus Keppel, seeing action during the American Revolutionary War and the War of Austrian Succession. He accompanied Anson on his voyage of circumnavigation after having been in the Navy for only five years. He also led a small expedition against Goree on the West African coast in 1758, and played a notable part in the sinking of the Thesee at Quiberon Bay in 1759. Written by Thomas Keppel, who was the Rector of Warham St Mary in Norfolk. With a frontispiece to Volume I.

CONDITION

In a half morocco binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, some loss to the leather to the spines and joints, a little heavier to Volume I. Minor rubbing to the paper to the boards. Hinges are starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with only the very odd light spot, and some heavier spots to the frontispiece of Volume I. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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