AN ESSAY ON NAVAL TACTICS SYSTEMATICAL AND HISTORICAL.
- Edinburgh, Scotland: for Adam Black, 1827.
- cloth, front cover and spine gilt-stamped, top edge gilt
- xlvi, 331, (3) pages
Price: $1,000.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 134071
Third edition. Advertisement to the first edition, table of contents, introduction, author's preface. Notice to the binder follows text. Black and white plates throughout text. Binder's tag on front pastedown attributes binding to the Guild of Women-Binders (Tidcombe 115-130). The Guild of Women-Binders very rarely used cloth covered boards for their bindings, which gives evidence that this book could have been used as practice by some of the newer, more novice, binders. The gilt inlays on the front and rear panels are in the shape of a scallop shell, with the initials "D H" in the center, which, according to the pencil notation on the front free end-paper, was David Hannay (1853 - 1934 ), English naval historian and author of Rodney: English Men of Action (1891, MacMillan, London).
Covers soiled, rubbed and scuffed at edges. Endpapers tanned. Edges of text tanned. Very minor foxing in small sections of the text block, else a lovely near fine copy of this very rare edition.