The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1812
MAHAN, Alfred T.
OUTSTANDING COPY IN SIGNED LAUNDER & PFISTER BINDING
Published: Little Brown & Co. Boston MA, 1897
Stock code: 41441
2 vols., 8vo., Seventh Edition, with 7 maps (one folding) and 6 battle-charts; elegantly bound in crushed dark green half morocco BY LAUNDER & PFISTER, marbled boards ruled in gilt, backs with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second and third compartments tooled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with rope frame and anchor motif, gilt tops, laid and marbled endpapers, red ribbon marker in each volume, an outstanding copy.
With the ornate gilt leather bookplate of M.E.N Tooth on front paste-downs. The binding Is signed on front free endpaper versos. It is possible that this binding was executed by Alfred William Launder himself, or at least overseen by him. First published in 1892, this is the second of Mahan's three great historical surveys of 'sea power' (a term coined by Mahan) which taken together cover the period 1660-1812. 'A valuable work, much more so than his 'Life of Nelson' (1897)', Albion. See Albion, p.244; Hattendorf A4b; NMM V:I, 2163.