The Influence of Sea Power Upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1812 - Captain A. T. Mahan 1892 - Sampson Low, London - First English Edition (published the same year as the First American Edition) An exceptional two volume set by one of the most important naval strategists of the nineteenth century, illustrated with five full page maps, one large folding map of the ‘North Atlantic Ocean’, and seven full pages of battle plans.

‘Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840–1914) was an American naval officer, in 1885 he was appointed Lecturer in Naval History and Tactics at the US Naval War College, and became President of the institution between 1886–1889. These two volumes, contain Mahan's detailed analysis of British and French naval strategy during the French Revolution. Mahan recounts chronologically the major naval battles and campaigns between Britain and France and their allies, analysing the different naval strategies used and discussing Britain's successful naval tactics.’ (CUP).
  Captain Mahan was a United States Navy officer whose ideas on the importance of sea power influenced navies around the world. Retired as rear admiral, his books had become classic textbooks in Europe, America and Asia. Mahan greatly admired Lord Nelson, although his strict religious beliefs cause him great conflict when reviewing Nelson’s private life.

Provenance: Pencil ownership to verso of each flyleaf

Two octavo volumes (book size 23x16.4cm), pp. [2] xx [2] 380 [2]; xvii [3] 428 [2]. Publisher’s navy blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, warship motif blocked in gilt to upper boards, top edges gilt, dark blue-grey coated endpapers.
  Condition: Fine   Ref: 110615   Price: HK$ 4,500