The Safeguard Of The Sea..
Bound in original half dark blue over light blue cloth, in pictorial dust wrappers. A fine copy.
W. W. Norton and Company.,
A naval history of britain 660-1649.
FIRST US EDITION. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. xxviii + 691 pp.
Illustrated by 24 pages of black and white plates, by 20 maps in text, including 7 double page and by 4 text figures. Pictorial endpapers.
The first UK edition was published in 1997. The first part of a planned three volume history of Britain from a naval perspective, by naval historian, N. A. M. Rodger (b.1949). Well illustrated by plates and maps. The detailed appendices include a chronology, lists of ships available and of those built for naval service, medieval fleets, rates of pay and admirals and officials.
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