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The Naval History of Great Britain, From the Year MDCCLXXXIII. to MDCCCXXXVI.

By Edward Pelham Brenton

1837

Henry Colburn : London

9" by 5.5"

xxiv, 640pp; 728pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A complete two volume copy of Edward Pelham Brenton's fascinating naval history, copiously illustrated throughout with portraits, plans and maps.

Captain Edward Pelham Brenton was an officer of the British Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, renowned for this work, his 'Naval History of Great Britain '. This work is one of the most important contemporary naval histories of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, and provides extensive coverage of the Nelson era and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Indeed. Brenton personally knew many of the officers whose deeds of valour are recorded in these two volumes, providing a personal and human touch this informative history. However, whilst this work was incredibly popular, Brenton was widely criticised for his failure to sift fact from rumour, as well as his partisan political leanings. Indeed, one of the most renowned critics of this work was the naval historian William James, whose alternative history and rival publication to this work was published in 1827. A 'New and Greatly Improved Edition'. Volume I is collated, complete with ten monochromatic plates, including a folding map of the 'Harbour of Copenhagen'. Volume II is collated complete, with thirteen monochromatic plates, three of which are folding, and an additional folding 'Plan of the Attack on Algiers'. Plates 'Portrait of Lord Exmouth', 'Portrait if Sir David Milne', and a 'Plan of Algiers' have been misbound to volume II, but are present.

CONDITION

In a full polished calf binding with blind stamped border to the boards. Externally, slight fading to spines. Minor rubbing to extremities and rubbing to joints. Slight handling marks to boards. Front hinge split, tender and partially detached, held by upper cord only, volume I. Rear hinge partially split and strained, volume I. Book binder's label tipped to front pastedown. Internally firmly bound. Pages age toned with scattered spots to fore edge. Pates occasionally offset to facing page. Ink inscription to verso of front free-endpapers.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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