RALFE, James. The Naval Chronology of Great Britain; or, an Historical Account of Naval and Maritime Events from the Commencement of the War in 1803, to the End of the Year 1816. London: L. Harrison for Whitmore and Fenn, 1820
3 volumes. (244 x 162 mm). Portrait frontispiece, 2 aquatint frontispieces, 57 aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, F. C. Lewis, D. Havell and others after T. Whotcombe, J. Beresford, W. A. Armstrong, J. Gore, W. Hill and others, two plates partially hand-colored. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, sides with wide gilt floral border, spine gilt-decorated with ship tools, edges gilt (some generally light rubbing).
Provenance: Capt. Montgomerie, R.N. (inkstamp on flyleaves).
First Edition, cancelled leaf b misbound at front on vol. III (rather than in vol. I). The plates, based on drawings made by officers who participated in the actions, were issued either colored or uncolored. Tooley 392; Abbey Life 342; Sabin 67602. Catalogued by Kate Hunter