Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty’s Fleet, Under the Command of Earl Howe, from the Second of May to the Second of June M.DCC.XCIV. Kalthoeber Binding.
Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty’s Fleet, Under the Command of Earl Howe, from the Second of May to the Second of June M.DCC.XCIV

The Glorious First of June in a Kalthoeber Binding

Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty’s Fleet, Under the Command of Earl Howe, from the Second of May to the Second of June M.DCC.XCIV.

London: T. Burton, 1796.

First edition, second issue (with errata printed on verso of title). Frontispiece portrait (dated 1798), engraved title, engraved plate (foxed) and folding map (closed tear). 91, [1], [93*]-*100, [6], 97-118 pp. 4to. The Glorious First of June in a Kalthoeber Binding. Contemporary full red morocco, covers with triple-ruled outer border surrounding inner border of small circles, gilt-stamped fern tool at corners, spine in six compartments with raised bands, a.e.g., by Kalthoeber (his ticket on flyleaf). Foxing to portrait and engraved title, else fine. Previous owners’ stamps to ffep. For binding: Spawn & Kinsella 468 & 469; Ramsden, p. 89. Item #261213

A prospectus of sorts for A.C. De Poggi’s two engraved scenes, after paintings by Robert Cleveley, of the events of June 1st, 1794, with an account of the battle, a subscribers list and appendices listing English and French officers present. Likely a subscriber’s copy, in a beautiful, understated binding by Christian Katlhoeber (who bound at least one other copy of this work).

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