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The Royal Navy

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Product description

Adam and Charles Black, London, 1907, first edition, hardback, no dust jacket, 8vo, (xx) + 378pp, 61 coloured plates each with paper guard.

A history of the Royal Navy from its dawn in the time of Alfred the Great to the navy of 1907, told through 51 paintings by Norman Wilkinson of ships and sea battles with descriptions by H. Lawrence Swinburne. The book also includes notes on the costume of the sailors of the past by Commander Charles N. Robinson R.N. with illustrations by J. Jellicoe.

Good+ condition. Blue decorated boards with gilt lettering. Boards clean and bright. Slight rubbing to corners and head and tail of spine bumped. Binding cracked at front endpaper but otherwise sound. Top edge of pages gilt. Tanning and foxing to endpapers (see photo) and half-title page and foxing to page edges due to age. Pages otherwise clean and bright with no underlining or annotations. All illustrations present.



Item details

Author(s):
Wilkinson, Norman (Painting); Swinburne, H L (Description)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Dimensions:
233 x 176 x 50 mm
Edition:
First edition (1907)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
378
Publisher:
Adam and Charles Black
Title:
The Royal Navy

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Adam and Charles Black, London, 1907, first edition, hardback, no dust jacket, 8vo, (xx) + 378pp, 61 coloured plates each with paper guard.

A history of the Royal Navy from its dawn in the time of Alfred the Great to the navy of 1907, told through 51 paintings by Norman Wilkinson of ships and sea battles with descriptions by H. Lawrence Swinburne. The book also includes notes on the costume of the sailors of the past by Commander Charles N. Robinson R.N. with illustrations by J. Jellicoe.

Good+ condition. Blue decorated boards with gilt lettering. Boards clean and bright. Slight rubbing to corners and head and tail of spine bumped. Binding cracked at front endpaper but otherwise sound. Top edge of pages gilt. Tanning and foxing to endpapers (see photo) and half-title page and foxing to page edges due to age. Pages otherwise clean and bright with no underlining or annotations. All illustrations present.



Author(s):
Wilkinson, Norman (Painting); Swinburne, H L (Description)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Dimensions:
233 x 176 x 50 mm
Edition:
First edition (1907)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
378
Publisher:
Adam and Charles Black
Title:
The Royal Navy

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