First edition of The Naval Chronology of Great Britain by James Ralfe.
Quarto, [in three volumes], x, , 288; , 284pp; , 318pp. Full blue calf binding, expertly restored spines, raised bands and decorative gilt inlays, title in gilt over red morocco. All edges gilt. Complete with all called for aquatint plates, all unpainted, including frontispiece in each volume, 16 full page plates in Volume I, 13 in Volume II and 24 in Volume III. Light foxing to frontispiece portrait of Volume I and endpapers of Volume II, occasional leaf with some toning, overall clean text. Yellow endpapers with armorial bookplates of Nicholas Power. (Sabin 67602) (Tooley 392) (Abbey Life 342) A handsome set.