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Life of Vice-Admiral Edmund Lord Lyons

By Captain S Eardley-Wilmot

1898

Sampson Low, Marston and Company : London

10" by 6.5"

xiv, [1], 437pp, [2]

 

 

 

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The first edition of this comprehensive biography regarding this esteemed naval officer, Vice-Admiral Edmund Lyons. In the publisher's original navy blue cloth, this illustrated work traces the career and history of this charismatic officer.

Illustrated, with a frontispiece and twenty-four plates. Collated, complete. With the bookplate of one Buchan Fraser Smollett Telfer to the front pastedown. This biography, by Captain S Eardley-Wilmot, looks at the career and life of Edmund Lyons, 1st Baron Lyons. An account is made of the Naval Operations in the Black Sea and Sea of Azoff in 1854-56. Lyons was the Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet during the Crimean War, and was a leading figure in encouraging the war. This work details much of Lyons' career and the Crimean War. The author of this work, Sydney Eardley-Wilmot was also an officer in the Royal Navy. He was active in the Suakin Expedition and had a specialism in naval gunnery. He penned many historical works regarding the Royal Navy, looking at the establishment as a whole, its development and even reflecting on the future.

CONDITION

In the original publisher's cloth binding, with the statue of Lyons from St Paul's Cathedral gilt stamped to the front board. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the joints, and extremities. Minor bumping to the head and tail of spine. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, Buchan Fraser Smollett Telfer. Front hinge is slightly strained but remains firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Occasional scattered spots, heavier to the first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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