OPPENHEIM, M. (editor)
THE NAVAL TRACTS OF SIR WILLIAM MONSON (five volumes for six books)
- London. 1902, 1902, 1913, 1913 & 1914. Navy Records Society. Publications of the Navy Records Society, Volumes 22, 23, 43, 45 and 47. Volume I: LXVI, 395 PP, plus 7 maps (2 large folded). Fp: Map of Western Europe. Volume II: VIII, 395 PP, (3 publications), plus 4 maps (2 large folded). Fp (in colour): Chart of the Azores, by Baptista Boazio, 1597. Volume III: X, 443 PP, (4 publications). Volume IV: X, 442 PP, (4 publications). Volume V: XII, 370 PP, (5 publications). Set with uniform binding. Navy blue/cream buckram, gilt device on front cover, gilt title on spine. Covers slightly soiled and spine lightly sunned. Occasional foxing and slight ageing of paper. Bookplate of previous owner Sub-Lieutenant F. C. Darley on front endpaper of Volumes I and II. A near fine set. 24.2 x 16.5.
Six books edited with a commentary drawn from the state papers and other original sources. Volume I: (Book I), Voyages of Sir Francis Drake, Sir John Hawkyns... The Armada... Sir Walter Raleigh. Volume II: (Book I), Cadiz Voyage, Sir Richard Leveson... Sir William Monson... Volume III: (Books II & III). Volume IV: (Books III & IV). Volume V: (Books V & VI).
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