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BRENTON, Edward Pelham. The naval history of Great Britain from the year MDCCLXXXIII. to MDCCCXXXVI.

London. Henry Colburn, 1837. A new and greatly improved edition.
8vo. In two volumes. [3], vi-xxiv, 640; [4], 728pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and 21 further engraved plates and plans. Contemporary black half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Some rubbing, particularly to joints, corners bumped. Recent armorial bookplates to both FEPs, light foxing to plates, upper hinge of Vol. I exposed with board working loose, gathering D of Vol. I separating from text-block, clipping from the Naval and Military Gazette detailing Lord Nelson's proceedings in the Bay of Naples, tipped-in to verso Vol. I RFEP.
First printed in five volumes in 1823, The Naval History of Great Britain is the first published work of Royal Navy officer and historian Edward Pelham Brenton (1774-1839). The work covers naval and political events from the end of the American Revolutionary War, through the French Revolutionary Wars, to the Burmese War; including the sea battles, naval campaigns, and single-ship engagements of the Napoleonic Wars down to 1815.
£ 350.00 Antiquates Ref: 13905