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SOCIETY OF NAVAL GENTLEMEN. Britannia triumphant: or, An Account of the Sea-Fights and Victories of the English Nation, From the earliest Times, down to the Conclusion of the late War...to which is prefixed, A Large Introduction, Containing the History of Navigation...

London. Sold by R. James, 1766. Second edition.
8vo. li, [1], 224pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and five engraved plates. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed, joints cracked, ink inscription to lower board. Overall internally clean and crisp, later ink inscription to recto of FFEP, marginal ink annotation to title, ink-stamped initials to front blank fly-leaf and top margin of first page of text.
A panegyric account of British Royal Navy prowess exhibited in naval conflicts and expeditions throughout history, complete with laudatory biographies of noted officers and commanders, including Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Admiral Keppel. One of several editions printed in 1766 and 1767, this second edition was also issued as volume I of The military and naval history of Great Britain the same year.
ESTC T58127.
£ 225.00 Antiquates Ref: 13453