TYPES OF NAVAL OFFICERS Drawn from the History of the British Navy. With Some Account of the Conditions of Naval Warfare at the beginning of the Eighteenth Century, and of its Subsequent Development during the Sail Period

Mahan A.T.

Published by London Sampson Low, Marston and Company 1902, 1902
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First Edition. With provenance, this being the copy of William Wilton Phipps. Illustrated with a plan and a number of fine photogravure plates. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper cover and spine. xiv, 500 pp. A bright and handsome copy, internally fine, the cloth with some very minimal evidence of age, hinges very firm and tight, a pleasing copy overall. SCARCE FIRST EDITION. Mahan writes of the ‘distinguished seamen whose lives and professional characteristics belonged to a service foreign to that of the United States, though these actors had numerous and varied points of contact with America; most of them very close, and in some instances of marked historical interest. Some were, during much of their careers fellow countrymen during the colonial period and fought side by side with America’s own people in the new world. Others acted in distant scenes of the widespread strife that characterized the middle of the eighteenth century, the beginnings of "world politics." All, without exception, were actors in the prolonged conflict that began in 1739 concerning the right of the ships of Great Britain and her colonies to frequent the seas bordering the American dominions of Spain; a conflict which, by gradual expansion, drew in the continent of Europe, from Russia to France, spread thence to the French possessions in India and North America, involved Spanish Havana in the western hemisphere and Manila in the eastern, and finally entailed the expulsion of France from our continent. Thence, by inevitable sequence, issued the independence of the United States. The contest, thus completed, covered forty-three years.’ Subjects include Hawke, the spirit of Naval Warfare during the eighteenth century; Rodney, as representative of the form in which the progress of naval warfare continued during the century; Howe, the general officer and tactician; Jervice, the general officer as disciplinarian and strategist; Saumarez, the fleet officer and division commander and Pellew, the frigate captain and partisan officer. William Wilton Phipps was the second son of Charles Paul Phipps (1815-1880, MP for Westbury 1869-1874) and Emma Mary Benson (1811-1882), of Chalcot, Westbury, Wiltshire. Charles Paul Phipps was a younger son of Thomas Henry Hele Phipps (1777-1841) and Mary Michael Joseph Leckonby (1777-1835), of Leighton House, Westbury, Wiltshire. The Phippses have been in or around Westbury since the 16th century. (See Burke's Landed Gentry.) William Wilton was for some time the partner of his elder brother, Charles Nicholas Paul Phipps, in a family firm that shipped coffee from Brazil to Liverpool. The trading house in Rio de Janeiro was named Phipps Brothers & Co. Bookseller Inventory # 27325

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Title: TYPES OF NAVAL OFFICERS Drawn from the ...

Publisher: London Sampson Low, Marston and Company 1902

Publication Date: 1902

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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