Ocean and Her Rulers: A Narrative of the Nations which Have from the Earliest Ages Held Dominion Over the Sea, Comprising a Brief History of Navigation from the Remotest Periods to the Present Time

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Griffith and Farran, 1878 - Naval history - 444 pages

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