Horace Cox, 1st.ed., 1895. Viii + 430 pp. Blue cloth; bevelled edges; gold lettering with gold cannon & anchor & coloured Union flag to front board. 23 x 15cm. Some shelf-wear at extremities of binding o/w V.G. The author wrote a number of outstanding naval works, amongst the most notable being his Battles of the British Navy (1872), History of the Indian Navy (1878), and Her Majesty's Navy (1894). In this book he records in verse the achievements of the Royal Navy from Sluys down to the Victorian era. He gives graphic and memorable descriptions of the great sea fights of Drake and Nelson ; the frigate actions in the War of 1812 ; etc. The entire career of Nelson is traced in a single canto with accounts of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar. To ensure accuracy the author studied his subject in great depth and includes an index of proper names. An attractive device to the cover adds to the beauty of the lines within. ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE ROYAL NAVY OF SAIL IN VERSE.