An Epitome, Historical and Statistical, Descriptive of the Royal Naval Service of England.By E. Miles, with the Assistance of Lieutenant Lawford Miles, R.N. Embellished with Eight Highly-Finished, Coloured, Engraved Views of Shipping, by W. Knell Besides Fourteeen Coloured Illustrations of The Flags, Pendants, and Ensigns, as worn by Her Majesty's Ships and Vessels in Commission.
8vo, original half morocco, gilt-illustrated front board; pp. pp. xiv (incl. half-title, title and dedication) + 184 + (ii) (pricelist of Ackermann's Important Marine Prints) + 14 ('List of the most essential Requisites for Artists and Amateurs'); 8 coloured aquatint plates, each with a sheet with a quadrain, and 14 coloured wood-engraved text illustrations. Spine worn and split, inner hinges strained.
A history and description of the Royal Navy, dedicated to Queen Victoria. It lists the types of warships and how they are equipped and crewed, and describes the various duties of each rank.
[Ref: 22509] £750.00