THE ROYAL NAVY & THE PERUVIAN-CHILEAN WAR, 1878-1881. RUDOLPH DE LISLE'S DIARIES & WATER-COLOURS.

Lisle, Gerard de. (Ed.).


£35.00




Barnsley, 1st.ed., 2008. 176 pp., profusely illustrated in colour. D.j., 23 x 23cm. FINE. This beautifully illustrated book throws light on a little-known 19th century war between Peru and Chile in which the Royal Navy played a peripheral but crucial role. One British eye-witness to this conflict of 1879-1881, was Rudolph de Lisle (1853-1885), a lieutenant in the Pacific Squadron. His diaries kept on-board the SHANNON are edited by his great nephew who generously illustrates the book with his great uncle's skilful watercolours.


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