An Epitome, Historical and Statistical, Descriptive of the Royal Naval Service of England
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Embellished with eight full Coloured, engraved views of shipping, by W. Knell, besides fourteen coloured illustrations of the Flags, Pendants, and Ensigns, as worn by Her Majesty's Ships and Vessels in Commission
Miles, Lieutenant Lawford
London, Ackermann & Company, 1841.
8vo. ppxiv 184. 5 [of 8] colour lithographs and 14 hand-coloured illustrations within the text.
in the original gilt decorated cloth boards with later red leather spine. generally clean internally, but a bit of marking in places and occasional ink writing. frontispiece plate a bit damaged. new front free end-paper.
lacking three of the colour plates.
although most notable for the eight fine lithograph plates by Knell, the book also provides a concise history of the Royal Navy and was intended to offer a "concise, yet comprehensive view of each and every department of the Royal Naval Service of England"