The Naval Tracts Of Sir William Monson In Six Books..
Bound in original publisher's quarter navy buckram over white, gilt, with gilt block of Society's seal on front board. Deckled edges. Spines a little sunned, some wear to extremities and scattered foxing; otherwise a very good set. Vol. IV has armourial bookplate of private library
NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY
Printed for the Navy Records Society.,
1902 - 1914.
Edited with a commentary drawn from the state papers and other original sources by m. oppenheim. vols. i - v. [six books in 5 vols.].
(publications of the navy records society. vol. xxii -xxiii, xliii, xlv, xlvlii).
THREE VOLUMES. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Vol. I, lxvi + 395 pp.; Vol. II, viii + 395 +  pp. + 3 pp. publications list; Vol. III, x + 443 +  pp. + 4 pp. publications list; Vol. IV, x + 442 pp. + 4 pp. publications list; Vol. V, xii + 370 pp. + 5 pp. publications list.
Illustrated by 11 maps (Vol. I-II), including two folding frontispieces (one coloured) and 2 folding. Decorated by Society's seal on title pages.
William Monson (1569-1643) was trained to the sea at an early age and took part in the naval actions he describes in the first two volumes, including the battles of Flores, 1592, Cadiz, 1596 and Sesimbra Bay, off Lisbon, 1602. He served as MP for Malmesbury, 1601 and was appointed Admiral of the Narrow Seas, 1604. He went to sea again in 1635 as Vice-Admiral of the first ship money fleet of Charles I. His memoirs are regarded as the best account of naval life and activities in the late Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, combining historical narrative with his suggestions for the improvement of the country's maritime resources.
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