Title: History of the Administration of the Royal Navyy and of Merchant Shipping in Relation to the Navy from MDIX to MDCLX. First Edition.
Publisher:  John Lane, The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1896,
Seller ID: 32520
OPPENHEIM, Michael M. A History of the Administration of the Royal Navy andof Merchant Shipping in Relation to the Navy from MDIX to MDCLX. With an I ntroduction Treating of the Preceding Period. London and New York : John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896. First Edition. Pp (10),[ix]-xiii,,(1),-411,(1) + hand-coloured frontispiece + 1 plate (opp.p.130) + hand-coloured map facsimile (opp.p.150). 8vo, dark blue cloth, gilt lettering and gilt seal of the Navy Office to spine, blind-stamped ensign on front board. Top edge gilt, fore-edges untrimmed. Published as 'Volume I' (see half-title page) but no other volumes ever published. NMM V: 53, Scott 797.. Oppenheim (1853-1927). The chapters (un-numbered in the book) are: 1. Introduction: THe Navy before 1509; 2. Henry VIII, 1509-1547; 3. Edward VI, 1547-1553; 4. Mary and Philip and Mary, 1553-1558; 5. Elizabeth, 1558-1603; 6. James I, 1603-1625;7. Charles I, 1625-1649 - Part I. The Seamen - Part II Royal and Merchant Shipping - Part III The Administration; 8. The Commonwealth, 1649-1660. Appendices: ; A. Inventory of the Henry Grace à Dieu; B. The Mutiny of the Golden Lion; C. Sir John Hawkins; D. A Privateer of 1692. With index. Very good, clean copy. Ex libris Ernst William King, with his bookplate. 500.00