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Herbert William Richmond
The Navy in the War of 1739-48
Cambridge: University Press, 1920. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 9.5" by 6.5". Various. A very scarce first edition copy of this fascinating study of the British Navy in the 'War of Jenkins' Ear', by the prolific Royal Navy officer and historian Herbert William Richmond. Often likened to Alfred Thayer Mahan, the United States naval officer and historian, Richmond was praised by critics as the top British naval historian and the leader of the British Royal Navy's intellectual revolution, that stressed continuing education especially in naval history as essential to the formation of naval strategy. Within this work Richmond provides a detailed analysis of developments and engagements in the War of Jenkins' Ear between Britain and Spain, that lasted from 1739 to 1748. This work includes introductory information on the Navy of 1739, with special attention given to its operations in the Mediterranean and West Indies, and also includes a fascinating study of general eighteenth century history. Complete in three volumes. From the Cambridge Naval and Military Series', edited by Sir Julian S. Corbett and H. J. Edwards. Collated, complete with numerous maps, plans and portraits. In a uniform cloth binding with gilt title to the front board and spine of each volume. Externally, slight bumping to head and tail of spines. Minor shelfwear to extremities. Slight fading to spines. Offsetting to extremities. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned to edges but bright and clean, with the odd spot and light handling mark. Scattered spotting to first and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]
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