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A Description of Gibraltar, with An Account of the Blockade, Siege, the Attempt by Nine Sail of Fire-Ships, the Sally made from the Garrison, and every Thing remarkable of worthy Notice that has occurred in that Place since the Commencement of the Spanish War: Likewise The vast Importance of this valuable Fortress to Great Britain clearly stated and explained. With large folding Plan of the Peninsular, and part of the Isthmus, of Gibralter bound-in, and a separate large folding Plan of the Town and Fortifications of Gibralter with the Spanish Lines and Attacks.
London Printed for B. Cornwell (Bound-in Plan printed for John Farrell and Loose Plan printed for Robert Sawyer & John Bennett) 1782. FIRST EDITION 8vo. softback (approx. 22.5 x 15cm) in original paper covers with visible stitching, pages uncut. 52pp. with engraved frontispiece and large folding Plan of the Peninsular bound in after title page. Also a large loose Plan of the Town and Fortifications, hand-coloured and also dated 1782. A clean copy with no previous owners' markings or inscriptions. Uncut edges somewhat dusty with occasional light creases. Bound-in Plan has a few small closed tears and creases to rather dusty edges and very faint mottling. Large loose Plan has light foxing and some tiny closed tears to edges of large margins. Original paper wraps rather creased and torn. Overall a Good, Sound Copy with extra GOOD+ map. (Shelf 130) ** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Chaucer Bookshop ABA ILAB [Canterbury, United Kingdom]
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