NAPIER, Charles. The during the Åland War.. London, Richard Bentley, 1857.
8vo. Original wave-patterned embossed blue cloth; spine lettered in gilt; front board with gilt ornamentation; textured in blind, with paired fillets to boards; front edge untrimmed; pp. xlvi, [ii], 622, [2, advertisements]; errata slip tipped in at contents; minor wear to head and tail of spine; hinges expertly strengthened; previous owner's bookplate to paste-down, Provenance: the Napier family bookplate, making this the family copy of the text; light spotting here and there; a very good copy.
First edition. Sir Charles Napier was an admiral in the British and Portuguese navies, and at the beginning of the Crimean War in 1854, was appointed commander of the Baltic Fleet (Britannica). This text details the initial plans of Sir Napier in destroying both Sweaborg (now Soumenlinna) and Cronstadt, during the Åland War and other combined French/British operations.