Daniel, Henry M. His Majesty's Valiants: Being a Short Account of Valiant Deeds Accomplished by the King's and Queen's Ships of that Name Between the Years 1759 and 1922. Execudabat Henricus Danielus nauta [Printed by Henry Daniel the sailor], 1923. Bound in vellum with gilt title to spine. Top edge gilt. As noted in the rear of the volume: "The Press is the same as that on which his uncle and father collaborated at Frome, and on which in 1887 the former, Dr. Henry Daniel of Oxford, printed "The Garland of Rachel." Title page printed in black, red, blue, and gold, with charming initials--set in landscapes--throughout. Though no limitation is noted, it was likely quite small; just 5 copies noted in OCLC. Measures approx. 4.25" x 6". Some spotting to vellum covers.
"This small book, produced by Henry Daniel’s nephew, Henry Martin Daniel, a naval officer, represents a curious episode in the afterlife of the Daniel Press. It was made on the same table press used by Daniel and his brothers at Frome, and elsewhere the younger Daniel refers to it as 'the first production of the new Daniel Press.' Emily Daniel was dismissive of the venture and sought to distance it from the ‘real’ Daniel Press. Henry M. Daniel abandoned his printing activities five years later after receiving a court martial and moving to South Africa" (Grolier Club).