Book Description

The Naval History of Great Britain, commencing with the earlies period of history, and continued to the Expedition against Algiers, under the command of Lord Exmouth, in 1816. Including the history and lives of the British Admirals. Comprising also biographical sketches of the Admirals and other Naval Officers omitted by Dr John Campbell, or who have distinguished themselves since the time of that author. Preface by John Stockdale. 8 Volumes. Printed by Joyce Gold, Sloe Lane, London for Baldwyn and Co, Bigg, Bohte, Bumpus, Carlisle, Cranwell, Fisher, Hughes, Lester, Mason, M’Lean, Offor and Sons, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Stockdale, Taylor, and Wright; Also Anderson, Newcastle; Comerford; Portsmouth; Curtis, Plymouth; Rielly, Liverpool; and Wilson, Hull. 1818. Octavo. (8” x 5”). Vol. I: Half-title, title, Directions to the Binder, xxi, xxiii, 539pp. Frontispiece portrait plate, 2 folding copper engraved maps hand coloured in outline; Vol. II: Title, 538pp. Frontipiece portrait plate; Vol. III: Title, 531pp. Frontispiece portrait plate placed after the title; Vol. IV: Title, (2), 529pp. Folding copper engraved map, hand coloured in outline; Vol. V: Title, (2), 502 Frontispiece portrait plate; Vol. VI: Title, (2), 490pp. Frontispiece portrait plate, engraved plan of the Battle of St Vincent 1797; Vol. VII: Title, (2), 485pp. Frontispiece portrait plate, folding map, hand coloured in outline, engraved plate folding plan of Marmorice Harbour, engraved plate plan of the Battle of Aboukir, engraved plate plan of the Attack on the Danish Line of Defence before Copenhagen, engraved plate of the Relative position of the British and Combined Fleets Oct 21st 1805, engraved plate plan of the Battle off Trafalgar soon after the attack commenced; Vol. VIII: 504pp, index [26pp]. Frontispiece engraved plate of Nelson’s handwriting after the loss of his right arm (small corner loss), engraved plate The Funeral Car of Nelson, copper engraved folding map coloured in outline. All plates and plans as listed in the Directions to the Binder. Uniformly bound in contemporary half calf, cloth boards. Spines in 6 compartments with raised banding, gilt tooling and lettering with red leather labels. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Some spotting/mottling to the cloth, with a few surface abrasions. Hinges reinforced with cloth tape. Some variable foxing and offsetting to the plates, variable and occasional spotting or browning elsewhere. Small and discreet historic stamp Monkwearmouth Subscription Library to verso of several plates, not to the maps, nor text. Published price inscribed to upper margin of the half-title of vol.I: £4-16s. A handsome set. Campbell, John, (1708-1775) “The richest author that ever grazed the common of literature” Samuel Johnson, according to Boswell. ODNB.
Author Campbell, Dr John
Date 1818
Binding Half calf
Publisher Printed by Joyce Gold et al

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