KEPPEL, Henry, Sir) Algernon WEST WEST, Algernon, The Right Hon. Sir
Title: Memoir of Sir Henry Keppel, G.C.B., Admiral of the Fleet. 1st UK.
Publisher:  Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1905,
Seller ID: 76689
(KEPPEL, Henry, Sir) Algernon WEST. Memoir of Sir Henry Keppel, G.C.B., Admiral of the Fleet. By the Right Hon. Sir Algernon West. With portraits and illustrations. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1905. First UK Printing. Pp. (8),-186,(6) of ads, frontis., + 5 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. A biography of Keppel, who was Admiral of the Fleet of the British Royal Navy, a rank he achieved in 1877.Documenting a career that saw Keppel, in his younger years, serve on vesse ls off the coasts of western Africa, Spain, Hong Kong, and many places in between, as well as serving during the shift from sail to steam, this biography offers a valuable insight in the inner-working of the Royal Navy duringa period of great change. Keppel died in 1904 at the age of 94. Front cove r and spine read "Harry Keppel". Tag tipped in at front that reads "This book is supplied by Messrs. Smith, Elder & Co. to Booksellers on terms which will not admit of their allowing a discount from the advertised price." Some wear to outer hinges and spine ends, spine slightly faded, inner hinges tender, all edges and endpapers spotted, else vg. Scarce. 150.00