Plymouth Armada Heroes : The Hawkins Family. With Original Portraits, Coats of Arms, and other Illustrations
Superior edition which has three additional illustrations which are not present in the standard edition. Author states ‘1888 Being the Tercentenary of the defeat of the Great Armada of Spain, a Narrative of the lives of some members of the Hawkins family of Devon, intimately connected with the Town of Plymouth during the sixteenth century, may be of interest to all West-Country men, especially as three of them, Sir John Hawkins, his elder brother, Captain William Hawkins, and his son, Sir Richard Hawkins, commanded three ships-the Victory, the Gryfyn, and the Swallow - and greatly distinguished themselves in the several actions against the Spaniards. These three famous sailors may be justly considered the Plymouth Armada Heroes of 1888’.
8vo, recased in orig. vellum boards, soiled and scuffed, orig. endpapers retained, teg, rebacked in recent cloth, new head and tail bands. Some foxing. 22 plates (2 folding). Good.
Author Hawkins, M.W.S.
Publisher William Brendon and Son
Pages viii, , 189