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Edward C. Caswell. Spine Little Weak, Covers Worn. Unsigned 314 Pages. 15 x 23cms. Foxing. Privateers who sailed from ports of Northern France to prey upon English shipping in 17th, 18th & early 19th centuries, including Jean Bart of Dunkirk, Trouin & Surcouf of St. Malo, Thurot of Boulogne. Historical background & Conclusions-reasons whyBritish Navy should be strengthened.
First edition. HB. Pictorial brown cloth, gilt titles, no dustjacket. 464pp. With b & w illustrations in plates (lithographs & engravings), tissue guarded, and folding map. The role of corsairs, or privateers, in French naval history, intended as a warning of the weakness of the British naval defences and the continuing threat from France, as the author sees it. Focusses on Jean Bart, Jacques Cassard & Dougay Trouin. Gilt bright, lightly bumped and rubbed edges, some patchy fading & scuffing to covers, slight lean. Pages mostly clean (hand cut); split to front hinge internally but binding sound. Neat name to half-title.
Very Good. Very good hardcover (no dust jacket) shows mild shelf rubbing and soil to covers and page edges including bit of bumping to bottom corners, previous owner bookplate at front pastedown and some other light trace wear includign a closed tear at bottom edge of title page. 314 pages with foreward and illustrations by Edward C. Caswell. Solid copy of this look at the French Navy.
Caswell, Edward C. Very good. No dust jacket. 1929 1st edition in good condition. Clean covers with gilt lettering & design on face and spine. Clean Deckle pages with tight binding. Some scuffing on upper spine and edges. Age tanning on text block. Prior owner name tag... xiv, 15-314 p. front. (port. ) plates. 22 cm. Includes: Portraits, Plates.
Edward C. Caswell. Fine- in Very Good- jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 314 pages, illustrated. "Here is the story of the gallent Furieuse, fighting two battles in succesion in the bleak North Atlantic. And here are the exploits of the French privateer Guepe, outnumbering five to one by British men of war, finally boarded by her captors with no man found on her decks able to strike her flag. Actual tales of the bold, clever and gallant Corsairs of France." FINE-HARDCOVER, VERY GOOD-DUST JACKET.
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