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NAVAL HISTORY OF MAURITIUS

NAVAL HISTORY OF MAURITIUS

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NAVAL HISTORY OF MAURITIUS

SEA FIGHTS AND CORSAIRS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

AUTHOR AUSTEN H.C.M PUBLISHED BY R.W.BROOKS PORT LOUIS 1935

BOOK CONDITION HARDCOVER 217 PAGES. BOOK HAS BOTTOM PART OF SPINE MISSING. BOOK IS STILL TIGHT . THERE IS FOXING  BUT THE TEXT IS CLEAN AND VERY READABLE.. DARK BLUE  CLOTH BOARDS WITH TITLE IN LEATHER  ON SPINE.THE NAVAL HISTORY OF MAURITIUS FROM 1715 TO 1810 - THE HEIGHT OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS. FOREWORD BY THE GOVERNOR WILFRID JACKSON. SECOND IMPRESSION 4to THERE IS A COLOURED FRONTISPIECE OF A 30 GUN FRIGATE AND THERE ARE 30 OTHER PLATES. THERE ARE THREE FOLDING MAPS, INCL MAP TO FRONT ENDPAPER.

THE AUTHOR WAS A CIVIL ENGINEER  AND DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR HE WAS INVOLVED AS AN ENGINEER AT THE MINISTRY OF MUNITIONS.HE MOVED TO MAURITIUS IN THE 20'S AND BECAME HARBOUR ENGINEER.


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