Title A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majestys Fleet Under the Command of Earl Howe from 2nd May to 2nd June 1794.
Publisher 1796 rp 1971,
Seller ID 889
108pp, frontis, large folding plate, sketch, large format (26.5cm x 19.5cm), attractive production, pale blue cloth. NMM Cat, Vol 5, Pt 1, entry 1798: Particularly of the Glorious First of June Action. Appendices include: (1) List of French ships taken; (2) Full casualties in the British fleet; (3) Howe's despatch of 2 June to the Admiralty; (4) Full list of officers in each ship which took part; (5) The French line of battle; (6) Reproduction of Jean Bon Saint-Andre's journal entry for 1 June on board Le Montagne. AJS: A contemporary account of Lord Howe's victory over the French fleet under Admiral Villaret-Joyeuse in the Glorious First of June action, 1794, and the events before and after. The work is enhanced by the large folding engraved plate which shews the dispositions and tactics of the opposing fleets during the course of the action. The text also contains a full list of officers on board each of the thirty-eight British ships present, from the flagship, Queen Charlotte, 100, to the Ranger, cutter.