Trafalgar: Napoleon’s Naval Waterloo -::- Rene Maine lands on the shelves of my shop.
London: Thames & Hudson, 1957, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: When The Times announced the outcome of the Battle of Trafalgar, it did so purely in terms of a conventional naval victory. Yet that battle had a threefold significance it marked the end of any attempt by Napoleon to invade Britain; it set the seal on Napoleons final defeat; and, by leaving the British Navy predominant throughout the world, it ensured that a world-wide striking force stood always ready during the nineteenth century to deter aggression and keep the peace. There could be few more rewarding themes than the study of the prelude to a battle on which so much nin…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Previous owners’ name to the first blank.
Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 261 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.