1876 NAVY John Paul Jones America Revolution Bonhomme Richard Russia Illustrated

JONES, John Paul

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‘The Life of Rear-Admiral John Paul Jones’ is an important 19th-century book of American naval history. Originally printed in 1845, this biography of John Paul Jones is unique in that it comes not only from his letters but also from his journals and memoirs. Jones is considered the father of the American Navy for his great service to the United States during the American Revolution. His most famous sea battle happened off the coast of England in 1779 when Jones, aboard Bonhomme Richard, defeated Captain Richard Pearson on the Serapis, despite taking heavy damage. It also includes:

  • Commencement of the Revolution and Jones entering the Navy
  • Jones Cruise on the British and Scottish Coasts
  • Correspondence with Lord Selkirk, the King of France, and Thomas Jefferson
  • Jones Journal of his Campaign in the Liman
  • Jones’ view of affairs in Russia and the Character of Prince Potemkin

 

This 1876 edition is illustrated with 85 illustrations from original drawings by James Hamilton.

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1876 NAVY John Paul Jones America Revolution Bonhomme Richard Russia Illustrated

 

‘The Life of Rear-Admiral John Paul Jones’ is an important 19th-century book of American naval history. Originally printed in 1845, this biography of John Paul Jones is unique in that it comes not only from his letters but also from his journals and memoirs. Jones is considered the father of the American Navy for his great service to the United States during the American Revolution. His most famous sea battle happened off the coast of England in 1779 when Jones, aboard Bonhomme Richard, defeated Captain Richard Pearson on the Serapis, despite taking heavy damage. It also includes:

  • Commencement of the Revolution and Jones entering the Navy
  • Jones Cruise on the British and Scottish Coasts
  • Correspondence with Lord Selkirk, the King of France, and Thomas Jefferson
  • Jones Journal of his Campaign in the Liman
  • Jones’ view of affairs in Russia and the Character of Prince Potemkin

 

This 1876 edition is illustrated with 85 illustrations from original drawings by James Hamilton.

 

Item number: #11621

Price: $399

 

JONES, John Paul

 

Life of Rear-Admiral John Paul Jones : compiled from his original journals and correspondence: including an account of his services in the American Revolution and in the war between the Russians and Turks in the Black Sea

 

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1876.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • x, 399, [9]
    • 85 illustrations
  • References: Sabin 36557; Howes J 227
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.75in X 5.5in (19.5cm x 13.5cm)

 

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11621

Categories

Military & War

Arts & Architecture

Authors

JONES, John Paul

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete