Her Majesty’s Navy including Its Deeds and Battles - Lieut. Chas Rathbone Low 1890 - 1893 - J. S. Virtue & Co., London - First Edition A spectacular example of this splendid six volume set, illustrated with forty six full page colour plates, from pictures painted expressly for this work by W. Christian Symons and noted British naval and marine artist W. Fred Mitchell. In bright original navy blue cloth with gilt titles, red lettering, all edges gilt.
‘No Englishman could wish for a more inspiring theme than to record the deeds of the British Navy.’
Celebrating one thousand years of British naval history, beginning with King Alfred’s construction of a naval fleet, and their victory over the Danish fleet off the coast of Essex in the year 885, the final volume ending with the Navy’s support of the doomed ‘Nile Expedition’ to relieve Gordon at Khartoum in 1885. There is a supplementary chapter detailing the Navy’s assets in 1892, and a comparison with other foreign navies. More Details
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