John Murray, 1st.ed., 1896. Xxxii + 442 pp., engrvd. port. frontis + 3 other plates, 4 sketches, & 8 plans & charts (1 fldg.). Blue cloth ; gilt ; with gilt device to front cover ; top edges uncut ; professionally re-cased with new endpapers fitted. 23 x 15cm. Some wear to extremities of binding o/w V.G. The biography of Admiral Sir Bartholomew James Sulivan, a Cornishman born near Falmouth in 1810. His father was a naval captain and Bartholomew and his three brothers all followed their father into the Royal Navy. His mother was the youngest daughter of Admiral Bartholomew James after whom the younger Bartholomew was named, and the subject of a book published by the Navy Records Society. Admiral Sulivan’s life is told from his birth in 1810 to his retirement from the Navy in 1890. It includes an account of shipboard life in H.M.Ships BEAGLE, KETCH and ARROW, (1831-1842) with a description of a cruise to the Falklands and an encounter with a ghost aboard the BEAGLE ; action during the Parana campaign (1842-1846) including the plight of HMS GORGON ; the battle of Obligado (1845-1846) and life in the British and French squadrons. Also accounts of storming batteries and spiking guns ; ascent of the Parana ; description of a convoy under fire ; war with Russia (1854) and service in Napier’s fleet ; Hango ; reconnoitring Bomarsund and Cronstadt and the fall of the former ; employing Nelson’s tactics ; bombardment of Sweaborg, etc. The book also contains 12 interesting appendices and is illustrated with plates, sketches, plans and charts as well as a portrait. SCARCE.