1649 1ed Peter White Sea Fight Royal Navy Calais Spanish Armada Dutch Downes

WHITE, Peter

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Peter White’s “A Memorable Sea-Fight” is a rare 17th-century account of sea battles of the Royal Navy. White was a British naval officer who lead multiple attacks during the Eighty Years War. This book focuses primarily on the battles with the Spanish Armada and the Dutch and Antonio D’Oquendo at The Downes, a shipyard shelter in the English Channel. This September 1639 battle became known as Calais.

 

This 1649 edition is the first and only 17th-century edition of this work.

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1649 1ed Peter White Sea Fight Royal Navy Calais Spanish Armada Dutch Downes

 

Peter White’s “A Memorable Sea-Fight” is a rare 17th-century account of sea battles of the Royal Navy. White was a British naval officer who lead multiple attacks during the Eighty Years War. This book focuses primarily on the battles with the Spanish Armada and the Dutch and Antonio D’Oquendo at The Downes, a shipyard shelter in the English Channel. This September 1639 battle became known as Calais.

 

This 1649 edition is the first and only 17th-century edition of this work.

 

Item number: #12069

Price: $1500

 

WHITE, Peter

 

A memorable sea-fight penned and preserved by Peter VVhite, one of the IIII masters of attendance in Englands navie : (never before now) published for the good of Englands common-wealth, by Andrevves Burrell, Gent., or, A narrative of all the principall passages which were trans-acted in the Downes, in the year 1639 : betweene Antonio de Oquendo, Admirall of the Spanish Armado, and Martin van Tromp, Admirall for the States of Holland : wherein (by a similary illustration) Englands (present) sluggish navie is proved to be unserviceable, and in a like condition with the Spanish fleet.

 

London: Printed by T. Forcet (Septem. 4, 1649). 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [10], 52, [2]
    • Note: Title page provided is 19th century facsimile, but the text itself is the 17th century 1st edition printing!
  • References: Wing W 1799a; Hazlitt III, p.264;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.5in X 6in (19cm x 15cm)
  • Extremely rare and desirable

 

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12069

Categories

Military & War

European History

Authors

WHITE, Peter

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete