A Narrative of My Professional Adventures (1790-1839)
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by Sir William Henry Dillon, Vice-Admiral of the Red
Navy Records Society, 1953-56.
2 volumes [complete] ppxxxiv 468, 515.
very good condition hardbacks in the original two-tone NRS bindings. the white cloth boards just a little grubby.
very detailed and readable reminiscences of a wide-ranging naval career, from his joining his first ship, HMS 'Alcide' at the age of about ten, in 1790, to his last commission, in command of the 'Russell', in 1839.
the narrative is extensively interspersed with explanatory notes by the editor, Michael A.Lewis.