The Naval history of Great Britain..
( 1822 - 1824), London
6 vols. Various paginations.
From the declaration of War by France in 1793 to the accession of George IV in January 1820. First edition of this important British naval history. Though issued in five volumes, this set includes a sixth quarto volume, often lacking, titled Tabular Abstracts, which shows ships in the British navy between 1793 and 1802. Bound in half calf over marbled boards with raised bands, spine labels, and gilt spine decoration. The sixth volume is bound in full calf with spine labels and gilt rules. Some wear to bindings, hinges weak on sixth volume, but a presentable set overall.