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1720 1ed History of Most Remarkable Transactions - Josiah Burchett - 1720. 
London : Printed by W.B. for J. Walthoe in the Temple Cloysters, and J. Walthoe junior against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, MDCCXX.  - 1720 1ed History of Most Remarkable Transactions at Sea Burchett NAVAL War MAPS Nine Years War & Spanish Succession / compare@$2,500 An important volume in the literature of naval history, not only as a narrative of naval operations in the Nine Years War and the War of Spanish Succession, but it was the first general naval history written in English. Josiah Burchett (1666 1746) was Secretary of the Admiralty in England, a position he held for almost fifty years. He was first a clerk to Samuel Pepys, the English civil servant famous for his diary. Burchett eventually fell out of favour with Pepys, but gained the respect and favour of Lord Admiral Edward Russell, and eventually was appointed Secretary of the Admiralty. He served continuously as Secretary of the Admiralty until retiring at age 76. We find this same 1st edition printing for sale elsewhere for $2,500! Main author: Josiah Burchett Title: A complete history of the most remarkable transactions at sea : from the earliest accounts of time to the conclusion of the last war with France. Wherein Is given an Account of the most considerable Naval-Expeditions, Sea-Fights, Stratagems, Discoveries, and Other Maritime Occurrences that have happen'd among all Nations which have flourished at Sea: And in a more particular manner of Great Britain, from the time of the Revolution, in the Year 1688, to the aforesaid Period. Adorn'd with Sea-Charts adapted to the History. With an exact Index of the Names of all the Places where any considerable Battel has been fought, in any Part of the World. In five books. By Josiah Burchett, Esq ; Secretary of the Admiralty. Published: London : Printed by W.B. for J. Walthoe in the Temple Cloysters, and J. Walthoe junior against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, MDCCXX.  Language: English Notes & contents: 2 Full-page engravings o Beautiful frontispiece o Portrait of Josiah Burchett 2 Double-page maps o A chart of the channel between England and France o A chart of the sea coast from England to the Streights Provenance o KINNAIRD o Ex Libris Alex Liffeild Anno Dm 1722 FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 800 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London : Printed by W.B. for J. Walthoe in the Temple Cloysters, and J. Walthoe junior against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, MDCCXX.  Size: ~12.75in X 8.5in (32cm x 21.5cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $1500 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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