London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1883. viii,289,pp. plus frontis. Original blue publisher's cloth, spine gilt. Later ownership inscription on recto of frontispiece and bookplate on rear pastedown. Minor shelf wear and light tanning. Very good. A late 19th-century biography of Admiral John Markham who served in the British Navy from 1775 to 1801, commanding ships that operated in the West Indies and North America during the American Revolution. He then became the MP for Portsmouth from 1801 to 1826, and twice served as Lord of the Admiralty in the first decade of the 19th century. This text was written by his descendant, R. Clements Markham, who himself was secretary and then president of the Royal Geographical Society. (Inventory #: WRCAM51464)
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