compiled mostly from family letters written by William Hoste, from his appointment as Captain’s Servant on board HMS Agamemnon in 1793 through to March 1814, together with other letters and extracts from Hoste’s journal
London, Richard Bentley, 1833.
Renowned as one of Nelson’s protogés, William Hoste was one of the great frigate captains of the Napoleonic Wars
2 volumes. ppviii 351, iii 332. frontispiece portrait to volume one
a little light foxing to preliminary and end pages, otherwise a very clean set in a contemporary full havy blue calf binding, gilt decorated to the spine. some rubbing around the spine and edges. previous owner’s book-plate to front paste-downs