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A LETTER To The PRIME MINISTER, And FIRST LORD Of The ADMIRALTY, From A CAPTAIN In The ROYAL NAVY, on the Extension of the NAVAL ESTABLISHMENTS of the Country.; With an Engraved Sketch of the Body of FALMOUTH HARBOUR; wherein it is Proved that this Harbour, from the combination of Situation, Safety, Ease of Entrance, Capacity, and extreme susceptibility of improvement, is the First Harbour in Great Britain for all Naval Purposes connected with the Atlantic Ocean.
London: Printed for J. Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1810. 1st Edition. 50 pp. Large folding plate, "A Sketch of the Body of Falmouth Harbour, and its Deep Channels", as frontispiece. 4to. 8-5/8" x 6-3/4". Later plain black cloth binding. Modest binding wear, boards splayed. Modern bookplate of "Andrew David". Age-toning to paper. Overall, Very Good. Item #50162
Somewhat uncommon work on the subject, with OCLC only showing a handful of institional copies, with but 2 in the US.