Bound for an admiral. English, mid 18th century. Mottled calfskin. The front cover has a centrepiece of crossed sabres and a ribbon with 'In memory of the Battles of Thonhausen Quebec &c 1759'; the back cover has a red label lettered 'For George Pocock Esqr. Vice Admiral of the Red'. 'Hanway' bindings became famous in their day as tools for philanthropy and have become highly collectible.