The English and French Fleets in the Baltic, 1854 made during the year on board H.M.S. St. Jean d’Acre (Capt. The Honourable H. Keppel) and other of H.M. Ships.

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Date: 1855

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Fine and scarce series of nicely hand-colored lithographs of the English and French fleets who were engaged in hostilities against Russia in the Baltic during the Crimean War.

After the declaration of war with the Russian Empire in February 1854, Brierly was again Keppel's guest, on HMS St Jean d'Acre, and the painter was present at all the operations of the allied fleets in the Baltic Sea, and sent home sketches for publication in the Illustrated London News. On the return of the fleet, Brierly had a series of fifteen large lithographs executed from his drawings, which were published on 2 April 1855.

First edition. Large folio (74.5 x 55.5 cm), lithograph calligraphic dedication, 1 leaf of descriptive text (no title-page issued with this work, title only to discarded wrappers), 18 hand-colored lithographs on 15 leaves by Dutton, Carrick, Needham, and Picken after Brierly, captions in English and French.

Modern red half calf gilt, morocco label to upper cover.

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Abbey (Life), 329.

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Publisher: London, Day & Son

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English

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Date Added: 2019-07-30

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