Oxford UK: Humphrey Milford- Oxford University Press, 1941. Blue polished Sheep. THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON.
Edited after the Original Texts by H.C. Beeching.
Published by Humphrey Milford- Oxford University Press, UK, 1941
New Edition, 1941. First published in 1904, reissued in 1941. A Near Fine copy in smooth blue sheep cloud marbled endpapers, With Translations of the Italian, Latin and Greek Poems from the Columbia University Edition and a Reader's Guide by W. Skeat. 679pp. Near fine with fore-edge painting.
A relatively modern Fore-Edge painting of HMS Java dismasted by the US Frigate Constitution.
After an Engraving Print; By R. & D. Havell after Nicholas Pocock; 1814;
USS Constitution, under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, was headed for the Indian Ocean in order to disrupt British trade to India when it encountered HMS Java on December 29, 1812, just off the coast of Brazil. A hot action ensued and one by one, Constitution shot away the masts of Java, also killing over a hundred of her crew and mortally wounding her captain. The British ship surrendered and Bainbridge ordered it burned. Following the action, Bainbridge received much praise for his gallantry and humane treatment of his prisoners.
$425.00 Usd. Very good. Item #497
Price (USD): $425.00