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The Red-Cross Alliance at Sea. Crowned by - Ferguson, J. H. (Jan Helenus) - 1871. 
The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff 1871 - Three parts in one volume. Paginated consecutively. Octavo. Pp. 30; (4), 35-71, (1); (2), 75-95, (1). Plus handsome frontispiece depicting a hospital ship in action, lithographed after a painting by P. Schiedges, with facing tissue-guard. Plus large folding lithographic plate giving a sectional view of a hospital ship, very well detailed. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's brown full cloth, different large gilt illustrations to front and back covers set within ornamental frame stamped in blind; old shelf ticket to spine, old military institutional stamp to title-page, tissue-guard foxed due to paper quality affecting margins of plate, inner hinges split with traces of adhesive tape. Mediocre copy but with good, clean text. ~ First edition. The first part of the book comprises of an Introduction which includes the origin of the Red-Cross Societies, the conditions for neutral aid in war set in the Geneva Convention, and the history of the Red-Cross Societies at sea. The second part is a Dissertation, an essay which suggests practical measures for the accomplishment of the object of the Societies at Sea and which won the prize of the Central-Committee. The third part is an Appendix which brings a summary of the two essays on the prize subject and the Central-Committee's judgment.
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