Dundonald : English Men of Action
London, Macmillan & Co. 1895, First Edition. Full-Leather, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Rear Admiral Thomas Alexander Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Marquês do Maranhão GCB RN (1775 - 31 October), styled Lord Cochrane between 1778 and 1831, was a radical politician and naval officer. He was one of the most daring and successful captains of the Napoleonic Wars. His life and exploits served as inspiration for the naval fiction of twentieth-century novelists C. S. Forester (the character of Horatio Hornblower) and Patrick O'Brian. CONDITION Navy Leather presentation bindings with 5 raised bands and elaborate gilt tooling to spine, gilt ruled borders, gilt tooled dentille edging, Blue marbing to all edges, and marbled eps, engraved frontis portrait with clean tissue guard, presentaation inscription from the Navy League of Nelson New Zealand 1905 the Centenniary of the Battle of Trafalgar, Navy League emblem gilt tooled to front cover, pp ix 227, 31 page list Navy League members, branches, staions and schools world wide bound in at rear. Copy is Fine internally apart from foxing to ends. Bright and crisp with faintest shelf wear. Near Fine/N/A.
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Keywords: History Crimean War Military Naval