The Royal Navy - with - The Royal Navy; 1872-80 - W. F. Mitchell 1875 - Griffin & Co., Portsmouth - Third Edition, Revised and Corrected (First Published 1872) A beautifully presented two volume set of ‘The Royal Navy’ containing 49 large colour chromolithographic plates (complete as published) from original drawings and water colours by William Frederick Mitchell, each accompanied by a description and statistical information, both volumes contain an introduction by Francis Elgar.

Originally owned by Lieutenant-Colonel Granville William Richard Somerset, son of the second Baron Raglan, and a Naval Cadet (1875) gaining the rank of Lieutenant, with his inscription ‘Granville W Somerset, Royal Navy, July ‘82’ to the front of each volume, together with the later bookplates of Lord and Lady Raglan, from their personal library at Cefntilla Court, Llanderry, Wales.
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