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Title: Memoir of the Services of Captain Henry Caldwell, Royal Navy, Companion of the Bath, Aide-de-Camp to the Queen, and Commodore.
Description: [No Place] Printed for Private Distribution, 1869. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Large 4to, 269 x 204 mms., pp. [3] 4- 16 [17 - 28 blank], portrait photograph of Captain Caldwell tipped in before title-page, with tissue guard present, attractively bound in binder's navy blue cloth, title within blind borders on front cover, blue end-papers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. Caldwell (1815 - 1868) entered the Royal Navy when he was 13 and served as Commodore in the last nine years of his life. The anonymous author writes of him, "A man of commanding stature and appearance, with wonderful power of voice, he was the beau ideal of a naval officer. A thorough seaman and a good mechanic, with great aptitude for the direction of artificers, he was admirably fitted for the post which he was afterwards appointed to fill, in superintending the out of ships in Portsmouth Dockyard as Captain of the Steam Reserve." No other copy located: not in COPAC, KVK, WorldCat, British Library, or Library of Congress

Keywords: biography navy literature

Price: GBP 330.00 = appr. US$ 471.24 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 8817

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