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The Life Of Augustus Viscount Keppel, Admiral Of The White And First Lord Of The Admiralty In 1782-3 - in full contemporary calf
Henry Colburn, London 1842 - Two volumes 8vo. Bound in contemporary full calf as an Eton Leaving gift. There is some sunning to the upper boards and a little rubbing. The spines are gilt in compartments with raised bands gilt; contrasting tan and red morocco labels; gilt edges to boards; marbled edges and endpapers. Volume 1.xvi, 446, with engraved portrait frontispiece and table. Volume 2., 438. Augustus Keppel (1725-1786) entered the navy in 1735; accompanied Anson on a voyage round the world in 1740; commander, 1744; sent to treat with the Dey of Algiers, 1748-51; commanded ships on the North American Station, 1754; a member of the court-martial of Admiral Byng in 1757; rear-admiral 1762; one of the lord commissioners of the Admiralty, 1766; admiral of the Blue, 1778; commander-inchief of the Grand Fleet 1778; court-martialled for his conduct in the operations off Brest, 1779; the charge being described as " malicious and ill-founded"; first sea lord , 1782 Etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: McManmon, B.D. ABA,PBFA]
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