The Naval Chronicle, Vol IV, From July to January 1801.
London; Bunney and Gold, 3rd edition, circa 1803-1807. Pages; (2), V, (3), 528, (8). Dimensions; 256 by 157mm. 13 sheets of plates.
Half leather binding with marbled covers, green leather binding with red leather title label, gilt anchor decoration on the spine. Hinges secure. Some wear to the leather, minor crack to the leather at the top of the rear spine edge. Text complete. Browning and marking in places, the page edges are uncut, marginal staining in places.
Provenance; previously owned by Sir Edward Pellew, admiral 1757-1833, Label of Lord Exmouth (as he was known as till circa 1816 when he was created Viscount) on the endpaper and his name on the top of the title page.
A collection of all things naval, includes;
Questions and answers relative to Naval Gunnery. Poem on Rear Admiral Lord Nelson's victory. Prayer used on account of Nelson's victory on 1st august 1798. Return of Nelson after an absence of 3 years, he is entertained by the Mayor and presented with a sword.
Ceremony for the laying of the first stone of the buildings of the West India docks. Court martials for mutiny etc. Account of the engagement between United States frigate Constellation of 38 guns and a French frigate of 54 guns on 1st feb 1800.
Paragraph on a new diving machine. French naval tactics. Paragraph on Governor Hunter's circumnavigating of Van Diemen's land- which was discovered to be an island.
'Maritime rights of belligerent nations relative to neutrals'. A narrative of transactions on board HMS Resistance to the time of her being blown up and subsequent escape &c of her crew, when they were then picked up by pirates and sold into slavery (East Indies 1798).
Papers relative to the dispute between England and Denmark. The fate of HMS Trincomale. Loss of the 'Queen' Indiaman which was burnt off the coast of Brazil in 1800. History and account of Gibraltar.
Narrative of the providential escape of Charles Sturt who accompanying the royal family on an aquatic excursion and was cast away in his own vessel, 1800. Naval armistace between France and Britain. The capture of La Vengeance. Loss of the Charles Bearing West Indiaman. List of French ships sunk, burnt or destroyed at Toulon harbour. Extraordinary marine production found in a cave in Barbados. The embargo on British ships in Russian ports. Paragraph of the mutiny on board the Thunder Bomb vessel.
Plates of; Portrait of Admiral John Jervis. The action off Cape St. Vincent in 1797 between the British and Spanish fleets. Portrait of Admiral Duncan. The action off Camperduin (Neth) between the English and Dutch fleets in 1797. Portrait of Admiral Barrington. The French man of war William Tell on the morning of her capture in her attempt to escape Malta. Portrait of Rear-Admiral Erasmus Gower. The French fleet bearing down on the English fleet at anchor in St. Lucia. Portrait of Vice-Admiral Thomas Pasley. View of Gibraltar taken from the westward. Portrait of Admiral William Sidney Smith. View of Brest harbour. Fold out map of Brest harbour and area.
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