A History of the Administration of the Royal Navy and of Merchant Shipping in Relation to the Navy. Volume I: 1509 - 1660

London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1896 (first edition).

Octavo, xiii, [1] (blank), 411, [1] (publisher's colophon) pages with a decorated title page plus three plates (two hand coloured).

Original dark navy blind-stamped buckram; gilt decorated spine; top edge gilt, others uncut; covers a little sunned, marked, rubbed and scuffed; edges and endpapers slightly foxed; a Mt Barker Institute label laid down on the front pastedown (but no other institutional marks or defects); front flyleaf offset; a few tiny marks; two tissue guards detached (if they were ever bound-in) and slightly creased and marked; coloured plates fresh and bright; a very good copy (and internally excellent).

Item #103750

Price (AUD): $250.00

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