London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1915. [Naval history] FINELY BOUND. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.[vi]; 309; . Bound by Spottiswoode in navy polished calf, raised bands and gilt titles and tooling to spine, gilt borders to boards, marbled edges, marbled endpapers. First and last few pages spotted, otherwise internally clean, neat ownership inscription to first blank, upper and lower boards slightly scratched, toning to spine and top edge. Very good. This book, first published in 1895, contains a series of lectures delivered at Oxford in 1893 on the topic of the English navy, specifically focusing on key leaders such as Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake. Item #52139
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