London: Richard Bentley, 1848. Hardcover. 2vol. Original blue green cloth, with gilt lettering. Library sticker remnants to bottom of both spines. Large bookplates to front pastedowns of Erasmus Hall. Frontis of Smith, Volume one at the Breachof. Acre; Volume Two a portrait after a brass medallion. Folding maps & charts. 447pp. & 499pp. Ex-library w/pockets at rear pastedowns. Rubbing to extremities. A strip of library mending tape to each front joint. Extensive verbatim correspondence of an important Naval officer. Good Plus. Item #80283
Smith was a legendary British naval officer who served during both the. American and French Revolutions,
was present at Waterloo and Trafalgar. Napoleon who considered Smith his greatest enemy, once said of him: "That man made me miss my destiny."