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1 James (W.) A Full and Correct Account of the Chief Naval Occurrences of the Late War Between Great Britain and the United States of America; Preceded by a Cursory Examination of the American Accounts of the Naval Actions Fought Previous to that Period: To Which is Added an Appendix; with Plates.
1817, 
xv + 528 + ccxvipp, with 16pp unpaginated index, 3 engraved plates, originalŻhalf calf, attractive decorated spine, some slight wear to binding. Brown & Christie, entry 1133: See also Abel Bowen (ed)., The NavalŻMonument, Boston, 1816.ŻBibliotheca Nautica, 1933, Pt 3, entry 1437: Born out of a pamphletŻoriginally published in Halifax, Canada, in 1816.ŻSmith, War of 1812, An Annotated Bibliography, entry 1052: The author, anŻEnglishman, was taken prisoner to the United States. He escaped to NovaŻScotia and began to write letters to newspapers on the naval aspects ofŻthe War of 1812. Letters became pamphlets which were expanded into volumeŻsize. Naval encounters are described and include details of the action,Żdamage, ships' complements, armament and dimensions. Attempts to exposeŻAmerican bombast and to vindicate the British Navy.ŻAJS: This work does not appear often and should contain three engravedŻplates (as in this copy). These are found opposite pages 1, 128, 352. 
Price: 495.00 GBP
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2 James (W.) A Great Seaman the Life of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry F. Oliver.
1956, 
190pp, 8 illus, dw. Marder: A short authorised biography of an almost legendary characterŻwhose service career spanned the years 1878-1927. Based on the Admiral'sŻpost-war recollections. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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