Lives of the Admirals, and other eminent British Seamen; containing their personal histories, and details of all their public services…. John CAMPBELL.
Lives of the Admirals, and other eminent British Seamen; containing their personal histories, and details of all their public services…
Lives of the Admirals, and other eminent British Seamen; containing their personal histories, and details of all their public services…
Lives of the Admirals, and other eminent British Seamen; containing their personal histories, and details of all their public services…
Lives of the Admirals, and other eminent British Seamen; containing their personal histories, and details of all their public services…

Lives of the Admirals, and other eminent British Seamen…
Lives of the Admirals, and other eminent British Seamen; containing their personal histories, and details of all their public services…

London: T. Osborne [etc], 1761.

Four volumes, octavo, with a number of oval portraits of naval figures, and six folding engraved maps, contemporary calf binding, spines gilt in compartments between raised bands, red edges.

"he has not been in the inside of a church for many years"

Third edition: a really attractive set of a good early edition of this standard work, a comprehensive naval history of Great Britain first published in the 1740s, which remained in print in various forms until the late nineteenth century. Campbell was quite admired by Dr. Johnson. He told Boswell that he once drank thirteen bottles of port at a sitting (hard to imagine him standing), and Johnson commented approvingly that 'he has not been in the inside of a church for many years; but he never passes a church without pulling off his hat. This shows that he has good principles.'

Third edition: a really attractive set of a good early edition of this standard work, a comprehensive naval history of Great Britain first published in the 1740s, which remained in print in various forms until the late nineteenth century. Campbell was quite admired by Dr. Johnson. He told Boswell that he once drank thirteen bottles of port at a sitting (hard to imagine him standing), and Johnson commented approvingly that 'he has not been in the inside of a church for many years; but he never passes a church without pulling off his hat. This shows that he has good principles.'

Most copies of Campbell's Lives were read to bits, to judge by the poor condition usually ecountered. The maps by Thomas Jefferys comprise the following: Europe, Africa, Madagascar & Zanzibar, Asia, North America and South America.

Price (AUD): $2,400.00  other currencies Ref: #2212532

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