- Category = Naval
The Life of Nelson. The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1897. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. This great 'Life of Nelson', first edition, in a very smart half navy blue morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands and fine gilt naval centre tools within neat gilt frames on the panels. Gilt top edges. With 20 full page illustrations and a further 20 maps and battle plans. Captain Mahan of The United States Navy wrote several of the most important and influential naval histories of the 19th century. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild, but without his bookplate. A magnificent set.More details Price: £950.00
The War at Sea 1939-1945.
London: Her Majestys Stationery Office, 1954, 1956, 1960 & 1961. 3 volume set bound in 4 volumes, 9 1/2 inches tall. It is very unusual to find this great title in a fine leather binding. This set is in a very smart half crushed morocco by Maltby's of Oxford with gilt raised bands, twin labels and neatly gilt framed panels. With gilt top edges. Bookplate. All first editions. Roskill's masterpiece is the celebrated, official history of Britain's war at sea in the Second World War. It is still considered the definitive work on the subject and is packed with photographic illustrations and folding maps and plans. There is some tiny loss to the bottom corner of the first volume's text block extending, otherwise in pristine condition.More details Price: £900.00
The Life of Nelson.
London: John Murray and William Tegg, 1853. Full navy blue calf, 6 1/2 inches tall. A very bright full calf with raised bands, wonderful naval gilt centre tools, contrasting red label and triple fillets framing the boards. There is the prize bookplate of Bruce Castle, dated 1853, on the front paste down endpaper and a further bookplate facing it. Simple woodcut vignettes, including to the title page. A sparkling copy of this hugely popular Life of Nelson.More details Price: £220.00