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RALFE, James |
Naval Chronology of Great Britain, The
, 1818. 1818. first edition. Scarcer Than a Battleship in a Bathtub In the Original Parts The Genuine Hand-Colored IssueRALFE, Mr. J[ames]. Naval Chronology of Great Britain. Or, an Historical Account of Naval and Maritime Events, From the Commencement of the War in 1803, to the end of the year 1816: also, Particulars of the Most Important Court-Martial, Votes of Parliament, Lists of Flag-Officers in Commission, and of Promotions for Each year: The Whole forming a complete Naval History of the above Period. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings. London: Whitmore and Fenn, 1818. First edition, early issue with plates watermarked 1819. Twelve original parts, 1818-1819, in tall octavo (10 1/8 x 6 7/8 in; 256 x 175 mm). Sixty "genuine" hand-colored aquatint plates (with printed inscriptions, i.e. "from a sketch by...," "from a plan by...,"), including frontispiece, with original tissue guards. Original buff printed wrappers, with expert renewal by master restoration artist, Bruce Levy. Vol. 1: facsimile wrappers; Vol. 2: joints and endcaps restored, rear wrapper facsimile; Vol. 3: endcaps repaired, front wrapper re-attached; Vol. 4: plate with loss filled-in, front wrapper fill-in at fore-edge; Vol. 6: Front wrapper reattached; Vol. 7: facsimile wrappers, seven plates re-attached; Vol. 8: facsimile wrappers, six plates re-attached; Vol. 9: backstrip repair, wrappers re-attached; vol. 10: Joints and endcaps repaired; Vol. 11: Front joint and endcaps repaired, 5 plates re-attached; Vol. 12: backstrip repaired, corner restoration. A fine set. Housed in a blue cloth drop-back clam … [Click Below for Full Description]
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