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(ROYAL NAVY.) SLOANE-STANLEY, Cecil.

Reminiscences of a Midshipman’s Life from 1850-1856.

Published: London & Sydney: Eden, Remington & Co, 1893

Stock code: 102167

Price: £250

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First trade edition, originally issued privately the same year; scarce: Copac lists 8 copies in British and Irish institutional libraries, and OCLC only 3 further copies internationally. The Times reviewed Sloane-Stanley’s book, describing it as “bright, cheery, and graphic”, and it is something of a minor classic on the Midshipman’s life in the Victorian navy, being cited at length in Brian Lavery’s recently published Nelson’s Victory: 250 Years of war and Peace (2015).

2 volumes, square octavo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt lettered on spines and front covers, petterned endpapers. Spines rolled, fore-edges and prelms light foxed. A very good, bright set in the original cloth.

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