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Annual Register of History, Politics & Literature for 1782. 3rd edition, 1800.
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Format: Hardback Subject: Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction Subject: History Printing Year: 1800
Language: English Condition: Used
Date of Publication: 1800-1849

Various authors.  The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics and Literature for the Year 1782.  London, by assignment from the Executors of the late Mr. James Dodsley, for W. Otridge and Son, et al.,, 1800.  Third edition.

No dustwrapper.

Book is 8vo in contemporary gilt-ruled full calf, raised spine bands.  Fair to Good condition; upper and lower joint split, covers almost detached, corners bumped and worn, scuffs, smoke damage to leather on spine, small LIBRARY catalogue number near foot of spine, all page edges gilt.  Internally, marbled endpapers, small LIBRARY stamps to title page, rear pastedown and blanks, and the occasional lower page margin, light to moderate spotting and foxing, otherwise clean.

A wealth of fascinating historical political and general information, including "Retrosopective view of affairs in the east, which led to the alarming and dangerous situation of the British Empire in India - State of the native powers, with respect to each other, and to the East India Company - War entered into with the Marattas for his restoration to power", "Situation and conduct of Moodajee Boosla, the Rajah of Berar - Presidency of Bombay disavow the treaty of Worgaum, and thereby expose the hostages to great apparent danger - New schemes adopted for a revolution in the Maratta Government", "State of affairs on the coast of Coromandel - Mabie taken - Hyder invades the Carnatic with a great army - Country ravaged - Conjeveram burnt - Arcot besieged", "Hyder's shipping destroyed in his own ports by Sir Edward Hughes - English General marches to the northward, and forms a junction with the forces from Bengal - Takes Trepassore, defeats Hyder, in a hard and difficult conflict, on 27th of August - Defeats him a third time on the 27th of September - Succeeding actions, in which the English army is constantly victorious", "Retrospective view of affirs in Europe to the close of the year 1781 - Second attempt of France upon the island of Jersey - Baron de Rullecourt lands his troops in the night, and surprises St. Helier, the capital - Compels the lieutenenat governonr to sign a capitulation - Summons Elizabeth Castle - Is gallantly attacked in the town by Major Pierson - French commander falls, and his remaining troops surrender prisoners of war - Major Pierson unfortunately slain in the instant victory - Necessities of the inhabitants and garrison of Gibraltar - Admiral darby sails with the grand fleet and a large convoy to its relief - Dreadful cannonade and bombardment of the town and garrison from the Spanish camp - General Elliot's grand sally from Gibraltar, by which he destroys the enemy's batteries and works", "Retrospective view of affairs in North America and the West Indies in the year 1781 - South Carolina - Battle at the Eutaw Springs - Col. Stuart, with the British forces, retires to Charles-town - Island of St. Eustacius surprised and taken by the Marquis de Bouille - Formidable preparations by France and Spain for the invasion of Jamaica - Perilous state of the English affairs in the West Indies - Victories over the French fleet off Hispaniola", "Menorca Siege of Fort St. Philip - Fatal progress of the scurvey and other disorders in the garrison - General Murray submits to the necessity of a capitulation - Preparations for the relief of Gibraltar - Royal George man of war lost at Portsmouth; Admiral Kempenfeldt, several officers, with a great number of people, unfortunately perish - Lord Howe sails for the relief of Gibraltar - Combined fleets arrive - Grand attack", lists of births, marriages, promotions and deaths, state papers published, "Letter from Sir Guy Carleton to his excellency George Washington; the General's answer, and resolution of Congress thereupon", "Authentic copies of the preliminary articles of peace between his Bitannic Majesty and the Most Christian King, his Most Catholic Majesty, and the United Sates of America, signed at Versailles Jan. 20, 1783", "Natural history of the Tarantula", "Some account of the snakes of North America, and of the humming bird", "Customary education and employment of the inhabitants of the island of Nantucket", etc...  pp. [iv] + 324 + 215 + [12]. 


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