London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1905. [Naval History] FIRST UK EDITIONS. Complete in two volumes. Octavo (23 x 16cm), pp.xxiv; 423 ; pp.xx; 456. With 27 illustrated plates, including a frontispiece to each volume, and 25 maps and battle plans. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spines, and gilt warship device stamped to upper. Also with a large green Boot's Library shield device to upper board of each volume. Top edges gilt; black endpapers. Black ink ownerships to fly-leaf and half-title of each volume. Clean copies, with some toning to edges, and labels removed from rear endpapers of each volume. Fairly light wear to bindings. Very good. Following 'The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783' (1890), 'The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1812' (1893), and 'The Life of Nelson' (1897), the author continues his exposition of the art of war at sea, particularly in relation to his students at the United States Naval War College, where he was a lecturer in History and Tactics. This chain of influential publications established Mahan as the foremost naval theorist of his day. Item #59372
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