The best book ever published on Captain Cooks Resolution and Adventure medal, the Davison Nile medal, Earl St Vincents medal and the Boulton Trafalgar medal! The Otaheite (Resolution and Adventure), Admiral Rodneys St Eustatia, Earl Howes Glorious First of June.Earl St Vincents and Boultons Trafalgar Medals. Within the British series of naval medals, something special happened when Matthew Boulton decided to become a medallist. His first medal was the Otaheite. Medal conceived by Sir Joseph Banks, which was to be presented to peoples yet discovered on Captain Cooks second and third voyages. Here, the full background regarding the creation of the medal and the trials and tribulations experienced with Boultons first medal are explored. Eight examples are discussed, one of which is the gold medal presented by Banks to the King, along with several medals that were distributed by Captain Cook. Later, Boulton had mastered the power of steam in both coining and producing medals with remarkable results. Working with the very talented die maker and designer of medals, Conrad Heinrich Küchler, new levels of excellence were achieved. Five medals owe much to Küchler: Earl Howes, the Davison Nile, Ferdinand IV, Earl St Vincents and lastly the Boulton Trafalgar medal, possibly the finest British naval medal ever struck. Four of the medals concern Admiral Lord Nelson with his stunning victories at the. And Trafalgar, his involvement at. With Ferdinand IV and the medal of his great mentor, Earl St Vincent. Within this work, the author follows the design of each medal along with much additional information. The engraving, gilding and casing of the. And Trafalgar medals are discussed. Martyn Downer provides a life of Alexander Davison and his use of Masonic icons for his. David Vice provides the best article ever written regarding the Boulton Trafalgar medal.
Also a new discovery concerning Earl Howes First of June medal is detailed and that Rodneys medal (BHM 230) was produced by Boulton is established. The catalogue provides a comprehensive collection of seven. And 33 Boulton Trafalgar medals that are named or provenanced.Within the catalogue, the stories of these named men, and a few women, who are believed to have been on board as well, are told along with what their ships went through at both the. Are the accounts by the American Captain Ralph Miller who commanded the. And the French artist and author Vivant Denon, who witnessed the battle. Personal sea stories are based on research at the National Archives and other contemporary material. A comprehensive index of ships and men is also included. The book comprises 432 pages printed on Munken Arctic Matt White 90 gsm paper, with colour throughout. It is sewn bound as a quarto volume (28.5 cm / 11.25 inches x 22 cm / 8.65 inches) complete with dust wrapper.
The item "Matthew Boulton's Naval Medals, signed limited edition" is in sale since Tuesday, September 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons". The seller is "simcomfort" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada, Australia.