London. 1839. Two volumes. xxxv,[v]-xii,456; xii,481pp. plus frontispiece and map in each volume. Modern paper boards with paper spine, printed paper label. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Internally clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM44074
First London edition of this popular and oft- reprinted work, published the same year as the first American edition. Much material on the major figures in naval history in the colonial and federal periods, conflicts with the Barbary pirates, and the War of 1812. HOWES C748. BAL 3888. SABIN 16442.