(NAVAL.) SULIVAN, Henry Norton.
Life and Letters of the late Admiral Sir James Sulivan, K.C.B. 1810-1890.
With an Introduction by Admiral Sir G. H. Richards.
First edition, scarce, and still the standard life of Sir James Sulivan (1810-1890 “an outstanding officer; his combination of technical and maritime skill, strategic grasp, and organizational power earned him the admiration of all those who served with him” (ODNB). Presentation copy from the author (although perhaps signed by the publisher’s office), inscribed on the front free endpaper: “With the Author’s compliments to Admiral Sir J. R. Jellicoe, K.C.B., August 1914”. Inscribed on the eve of the Great War; and with a couple of marginal manuscript emendations in the Preface.
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Octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, gilt stamp on front cover, patterned endpapers. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of Admiral Sulivan, 3 plates, 4 illustrations in the text, 8 plans and charts (including a coloured folding map of the Baltic campaign during the Crimean War). From the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, first Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), commander of the Grand Fleet at Jutland (31 May – 1 June 1916) .Binding a little shaken, inner hinges split but quite firm, scattered foxing, portrait (cut from a magazine) pasted to half-title, but still a good, bright copy.