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.

By: James (W.)

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xv + 528 + ccxvipp, with 16pp unpaginated index, 3 engraved plates, originalûhalf calf, attractive decorated spine, some slight wear to binding. Brown & Christie, entry 1133: See also Abel Bowen (ed)., The NavalûMonument, Boston, 1816.ûBibliotheca Nautica, 1933, Pt 3, entry 1437: Born out of a pamphletûoriginally published in Halifax, Canada, in 1816.ûSmith, War of 1812, An Annotated Bibliography, entry 1052: The author, anûEnglishman, was taken prisoner to the United States. He escaped to NovaûScotia and began to write letters to newspapers on the naval aspects ofûthe War of 1812. Letters became pamphlets which were expanded into volumeûsize. Naval encounters are described and include details of the action,ûdamage, ships' complements, armament and dimensions. Attempts to exposeûAmerican bombast and to vindicate the British Navy.ûAJS: This work does not appear often and should contain three engravedûplates (as in this copy). These are found opposite pages 1, 128, 352.

Title: 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.

Author Name: James (W.)

Categories: General Naval,

Publisher: 1817,

kg: 1.00 kg

Seller ID: 4125