PONCET DE LA GRAVE, Guillaume.
Précis historique de la Marine Royale de France, depuis le commencement de la monarchie jusques a nos jours. Par M. Poncet de la Grave, Procureur-General de la Admirauté de France.
8vo (16.7 x 10.8 cm). Calligraphic manuscript on paper in the style of a printed book. pp. , v, , 394, xxii, , signed at end of the Dedication to the King, 'Poncet delagrave,' all leaves ruled in brown and red inks, one full-page portrait and one half-page medallion portrait, several elaborate head-pieces, tail-pieces, initials and ornaments, ms. slip to page 206 bearing a maritime subject drawn by pen overlaying a medallion representing Louis XVI with the inscription 'Lud. Mag. Religionis Assertor et Vindex'; original green morocco, gilt-stamped arms of Louis XVI on covers, red morocco doublures with gilt-stamped arms of Marie-Antoinette, flat spine decorated all over with gilt-stamped anchor ornaments, red morocco lettering label, gilt-filetted board edges, pink watered silk linings, all edges gilt, housed in later green morocco pull-off case.