A COMPLEAT HISTORY OF THE RISE. PROGRESS, AND PRESENT STATE OF THE NAVY OF ENGLAND: shewing that the British marine is able to cope with the Fleets of France, Spain, and the other Powers in Europe. Uder the following heads:
London.M. Cooper. 1758. I. An Account of the Rise of Ship-Building, among the ancient Egyptians and Grecians, and of its Arrival about the year of Christ 870. There are nine more headings listed on the title-page, the last reading: X. Of the present State of the Royal Navy of Great Britain, containing the Number of Ships, Rates, Guns and Complements of Men. iv, 64pp. Fairly recently rebound in half calf over marbled boards. Octavo. First and only edition. Some off-set browning on title and last leaf from the original binding; bookplate; else an excellent copy of a rare work. COPAC lists British Library copy only.