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Naval Battles, from 1744 to the Peace in 1814, Critically Reviewed and Illustrated
London: Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy, 1824. b/w charts, plates, some folding. Ills. in text. 4to. (xxxii), 425, (1 blank), (2 subscribers) pp. First edition. Primarily concerned with naval action in the Revolutionary War, including d'Estaing's engagement with Howe off Sandy Hook, and the battle between Graves and DeGrasse off Chesapeake Bay, as well as Napoleonic wars, with battles of St. Vincent, the Nile, Trafalga,r and others reviewed and charted. Constant reference is made to Clerk’s work, but this book and its 79 engraved plates goes into a deeper analysis of specific battles. Also contains an interesting illustrated appendix on positioning of guns in rounded sterns of vessels. See Smith I, 489, NMM Cat V, 1108. Leather backstrip and corners renewed, over old marbled boards. Original spine label retained. Copy of Lt. J.W. Hotham (son of Admiral Wm. Hotham, who fought with Nelson at the siege of Corsica) with his signature on title page..
      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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