The Naval History of England, in All Its Branches; from the Norman Conquest in the Year 1066, to the Conclusion of 1734 - Thomas LediardLondon: Printed for John Wilcox, at Virgil's Head, opposite the New Church, and Olive Payne, at Horace's Head, in Round Court, both in the Strand, 1735, Hardback [Full Leather].
Condition: Poor. Heavily rubbed at the edges of the boards, joins of the spine etc. Cords now showing at the join of the upper board. First blank creased. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. The book plate of Francis Pym to the pastedown.
The Naval History of England, in All Its Branches; from the Norman Conquest in the Year 1066, to the Conclusion of 1734. Collected from the Most Approved Historians, English and Foreign, Authentick Records and Manuscripts, Scarce Tracts, Original Journals, &c. with Many Facts and Observations, Never Before Made Publick. Two volumes bound as one, 394pp & 539pp. Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Chronological Tables ; Also laid in is a note, in script, on laid GR watermarked notepaper entitled “A Voluntary Subscription". Undated, possibly 1785, which would be during George II and addressed to The Bal of Bosworth. Most likely a draft as seems too ephemeral to be anything of great import but a curious insert none the less.
Size: 14¼" x 9". [XII] 395/395-933 pages.