[The Colonel and His Command] The American Historical Review. Vol. 2 Nos. 1-4 Oct. 1896-July, 1897. Julian Corbett, J. Franklin Jameson, Managing.

[The Colonel and His Command] The American Historical Review. Vol. 2 Nos. 1-4 Oct. 1896-July, 1897

New York: The MacMillan Company, 1896/97. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume 2 of The American Historical Review, containing in issue No. 1, the prominent British Naval Historian's article "The Colonel and His Command" wherin he discusses the origins of the rank and states "A man who has never sipped the delights of old military books – and it is through these the chase will take you – has missed a good thing. There are no others of which you may grow more foolishly fond." Bound in beige cloth over boards with title stamped in gilt onto a red leather spine label, thick 4to (10-1/4 inches tall), sprinkled edges, pp. iv, 814, includes both the upper and lower printed blue paper wraps and the original ads from all 4 numbers, a comprehensive index to all articles, subjects and authors at rear, binder's tag "McNamee / Binder / Cambridge, Mass" at top corner of rear paste-down. Volume cloth and spine label with minor rubs and soil, a small stain to spine heel, a short closed tear at fore-edge of tp and first two prelims., issue No. 1 lower wrap missing the top corner and issue No. 3 lower wrap missing the bottom corner, some insignificant creases to text. At Least Very Good. Item #3364

Sir Julian Stafford Corbett was a prominent British naval historian and geostrategist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, whose works helped shape the Royal Navy's reforms of that era. One of his most famous works is Some Principles of Maritime Strategy, which remains a classic among students of naval warfare... He was chosen to write the official history of British Naval operations during World War I. wiki.

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