Memoirs of the Rise and Progress of the Royal Navy, by Charles Derrick, Esq. of the Navy-Office (1806).
Condition: Green leather over board, in fair condition. Corners and spine outfitted in a darker green leather, fairly damaged (see photos). Spine has five ribs, and is decorated with embossing and gilt on the ribs and title. Shelf wear is evident, but minimal bumping to spine's edges. Colourful marbled end pages, with the pattern printed onto the foredges of the pages. The majority of the pages are in excellent condition, however front illustration opposite the title page has experienced considerable foxing. All pages and tables appear intact, with next to no damage. Provenance: There is a contemporary gift inscription to "W. F. Wise, Royal Navy, from Mr. Grenfell'' on the title page, Wise's ownership inscription on the half-title. Wise rose to the rank of Rear-Admiral and commanded the Granicus at the bombardment of Algiers, 'taking part beyond what was expected from a frigate, and sustained a loss of sixteen killed and forty-two wounded.'