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Hobart-Hampden, Augustus C.]
NEVER CAUGHT PERSONAL ADVENTURES CONNECTED WITH TWELVE SUCCESSFUL TRIPS IN BLOCKADE- RUNNING DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, 1863- 4. By Captain Roberts [pseudonym]
John Camden Hotten, London, 1867. iv,123pp. plus [24]pp. of advertisements. 12mo. Original maroon cloth, spine gilt. Spine very faintly sunned. Bookplate and binder's ticket on rear pastedown. Previous owner's inkstamp on first page of preface and first page of text. Very good. One of the best accounts of blockade-running during the Civil War. The author, who became well known under his Turkish title of Hobart Pasha, states in the preface: ".I am desirous of giving publicity to a statement in which I have the strongest belief, namely, that in these days blockades can never be efficient so long as heavy forts guard the entrances to the harbours blockaded, from which the vessels blockading are obliged to keep at a respectful distance. And perhaps my feeble efforts to demonstrate this will lead some wiser head than mine to suggest a new method of effectually closing an enemy's port." He describes successful runs at Wilmington (on more than one occasion), Nassau and Charleston, and a failed attempt to run the blockade at Savannah. Scarce. Not listed in Nevins, who lists only Hobart- Hampden's SKETCHES FROM MY LIFE. IN TALL COTTON 91. HOWES H549, "aa."
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