MAHAN, Alfred Thayer.
The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783
[together with:] The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1812.
First British edition of French Revolution, second British edition of The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, using the American sheets and with cancel title pages. Described by John Keegan as “the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century”, and by Barbara Tuchman as “the Clausewitz of naval warfare”. Mahan’s development of the concept of “sea power” has been identified as one of the major factors in the outbreak of the naval arms race at the end of the nineteenth century.
2 works bound in 3 volumes, octavo (219 x 147 mm). Near contemporary dark blue half morocco, pale blue linen sides, gilt lettered spines decorated with gilt nautical motifs, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Numerous diagrams and maps (some folding). A few marks to bindings, linen sides lightly rumpled. A very handsome set.
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