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The Royal Navy

By H. Lawrence Swinburne; Charles N. Robinson

1907

Adam and Charles Black : London

8.5" by 6"

[8], vii-xx, 378pp

 

 

 

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A finely bound first edition of this extensive history of the British Royal Navy throughout history, up to period just before the outbreak of the First World War. Illustrated profusely in colour throughout.

The first edition of this work. This work is a quarto. In a full calf prize binding. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, and sixty colour plates. Collated, complete. 'The Royal Navy' discusses the history of the Royal Navy, looking from the dawn of Britain's sea power in 871, to the Tudor Navy, the Navy of the Commonwealth and Restoration, the early Georgian Navy, the Navy during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era, the wooden walls, and the development of the Navy into steam and steel into the modern Navy. This work offers a good insight into the attitudes of the Royal Navy during the development of the modern Navy, with the Navy moving into the steam and steel industries. This was also an interesting time for the Royal Navy, as it was just before the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. During this time, the British Royal Navy was the biggest and had maritime supremacy from the mid eighteenth century until the Navy was reduced in size after the First World War. The Navy played a big part in the establishment of the British Empire. Written by H. Lawrence Swinburne. With some notes on the costumes of sailors by Charles N. Robinson, a journalist and writer who came to that career after working in the Royal Navy. As a journalist, he specialised in naval matters. Illustrated by Norman L. Wilkinson, who primarily was a marine painter who worked in oils, watercolours, and drypoint. He invented dazzle painting to protect merchant ships during the First World War. Also illustrated by J. Jellicoe, a figure painting and illustrator. He exhibited his first works in 1865. Prize label to the front pastedown, 'Alta Peto Shrewsbury House, Ditton Hill, Surrey. Prize Awarded to P. S. Brooks for Essay. V.C.H. Millard, M.A. Xmas 1921, Headmaster'. Prize label to the recto to the front endpaper, 'The Navy League. Essay Competition School Prize. 'Qui Mari Potitur, Eum Rerum Potiri.' Cicero. School Shrewsbury House. Presented to P. S. Brooks. Date December 1921'. The first edition of this colourfully illustrated history of the Royal Navy.

CONDITION

In a full calf prize binding. Externally, smart. Some light rubbing to the joints. A little fading to the spine. A few light marks to the boards. Prize labels to the front pastedown and to the recto to the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with some light spots to the endpapers only.

Overall Condition: Fine

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