Place Published: London
Publisher: printed for W. Otridge and Son
Date Published: 1814
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition. 5-1/2 x 9 inches. xv,(1),-211pp.,(1),-561pp.,(1). Over 800 pages in total.
Three quarter tan leather with spine worn and some cracking with plain board. Both boards are present and firmly attached, bookplate of Admiral Nugent. Pages still firmly bound, insides very clean and pages uncut (untrimmed deckle edges). Condition of the book overall is very good. Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Charles Edmund Nugent was a Royal Navy officer. He saw action as a junior officer in the 50-gun Bristol at the Battle of Sullivan's Island during the American Revolutionary War. He was held as a prisoner-of war for a day by Spaniards shortly before the Battle of San Fernando de Omoa later on in the War. Nugent served in the naval brigade in the invasions of Martinique, Saint Lucia, and Guadaloupe during the French Revolutionary Wars and, when William Cornwallis assumed command of the blockade of Brest, Nugent was selected to serve as his Captain of the Fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. He never commanded any fleet or naval station but did rise to the highest rank in the Navy. Chapter XVI, pp. 177-191, relates to the War of 1812 and the appendix includes articles from the London Gazette contains a history covering 15 pages on War with America (War of 1812). With many published and printed letters from military commanders containing letters from G. Prevost, &c. relating to various engagements: action at Ogdensburgh, capture of York, loss of Fort George, defeat of the British squadron on Lake Erie.
Also includes the decline of Napoleonic France following the disasters in Russia in 1812, and the entry of the British following success in Spain. . History of Europe - 159 pages on Napoleon and war in Europe,
Great set of articles on the eastern cities of Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat and Goa.
Chronicle of Births, Deaths, Promotions, Marriages, Sheriffs
Appendix to the Chronicle - articles from The London Gazette
State Papers British and Foreign: including Convention between His Britannic Majesty and the Emperor of all the Russias
Characters - Horne Took, Sir Joshua Reynolds
Natural History - chameleons, aligators, elephants
Useful Projects and improvements - Mongolfier's Prowess for making White Lead, an account of Biddery Ware in India
Miscellanies 39 pages - Dreadful accident at Felling Colliery 1812; Account of the earthquake at Caracas; Descriptions of Drontheim in Norway; Report of a committee on Transportation; Description of Surat; Of Goa; of Ahmedabad; Of Delhi; Of the Zinnore Country
Very Good. Item #3250