Admiral of the Fleet Sir Geoffrey Phipps Hornby, G.C.B., a biography

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Geoffrey Phipps Hornby, G.C.B., a biography

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Egerton, Mrs. Fred

William Blackwood, 1896.

1st edition. ppxiii 404. 3 portrait illustrations.

good condition hardback in the original binding. a bit of wear , but no significant damage. upper hinge cracking, but still firm. two ownership inscriptions to half-title.


a fine biography of a naval officer of the Victorian era. Hornby joined the Royal Navy in 1837 and served through to the 1890's, with service in African, American, Far Eastern, and home waters.

the author was Admiral Hornby's daughter Mary Augusta Phipps Hornby, and the biography draws heavily on the admiral's letters and papers.