BOWEN, Frank C.
THE SEA, Its History and Romance (in Four Volumes)
- London. c.1926. Halton & Truscott Smith, Ltd. 1st Ed. Volume I: (VIII), 308 PP with 14 colour plates, and 143 b/w illust. (1 on double page), plus frontispiece. Fp (in colour): The Great Harry, 1520. Volume II: (VIII), 284 PP with 14 colour plates (1 folded one) and 138 b/w illust., plus frontispiece. Fp (in colour): The landing of New England forces in the expedition against Cape Breton. Volume III: (VIII), 289 PP with 16 colour plates and 139 b/w illust., plus frontispiece. Fp (in colour): Nelson boarding the San Josef at the Battle of St. Vincent, February, 1797. Volume IV: (XII), 290 PP with 14 colour plates, and 140 b/w illust., plus frontispiece. Fp (in colour): The Duncan Dunbar Blackwall frigate, built 1857. Cloth covers, gilt decorated front board, gilt title on front board and spine. Offsetting of endpapers of volume I (only). For the 4 volumes: occasional foxing not affecting the illustrations, and foxing spots on outside edges. A very nice set. 29 x 23.
Retracing the history of the Sea and Ships through the ages, particularly by the Anglo-Saxon, and rendered possible through the kindness and enthusiasm of Mr. A. G. H. Macpherson. Ingleton catalogue: No. 10949.
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