A Naval History of Our Own Times
A Naval History of Our Own Times
A Naval History of Our Own Times

A Naval History of Our Own Times

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a naval chronicle of 1874 [1875, 1876]

edited by Robert O'Byrne, Esq., F.R.G.S., Barrister-at-Law

London, O'Byrne Brothers [Navy Agents], 1874-77.

folio [33x21cm]. 3 volumes bound together. ppvi 142, 144, iv 144. hardback, strongly bound in library cloth, but with no internal library markings. good clean condition.

a little foxing to first title-page. no title-page bound in for 1875.

archival tape repairs to a few pages. 


a record of naval activity during the years 1874, 1875 and 1876, with each chapter representing one month's events.
Chapters include 'Naval Topics', 'Naval Occurences', 'Honours and Rewards', 'Notes on Foreign Navies', and 'The Professional Literature and Science of the Month'.

To each chapter is attached an appendix containing, 'A Chronology of Current Events', 'Admiralty Circulars', 'The Movements of HM Ships at Home and Abroad / Ship Notes', 'Notices of Prize Money Distributions' / 'Naval Prize and Salvage Money', 'Personal Notes', 'Promotions, Retirements, and Appointments', 'Deaths of the Month' / 'Obituaries'.

There appear to be no library holdings of this very scarce naval title, but I believe that it was only issued for these three years.