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The Annual Register [for the Year 1814] or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature [Vol. 55]
Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, London 1815 - 13cm x 21cm, (8.25 x 5.25 inches) xvi, [1]-219, [1], 577, [1]796 pages total. The Annual Register for 1814, a 1st edition of 1815. Reports of the effects of peace, with the last naval engagements, with a chapter on the last phase of the Anglo-American war including the capture of Washington finishing with the signing of the peace treaty. Included in this volume is the section "Articles from the London Gazette". This contains approximately 40 articles with war related messages, notices and letters. Some examples are: From Gen. Drummond-Capture of Fort Niagara; From Sir G. Prevost-Retreat of American Army; From Capt. Hillyar- Capture of American Frigate, Essex; From Gen. Drummond-Action near the falls of Niagara; From Capt. Pring-Disaster on Lake Champlain; From Gen. Ross-Capture of Washington. Bound in half calf on marbled boards with very light age toning internally, otherwise, a near fine 1st edition of 1815. 1814 also saw saw the abdication of Napoleon and his departure for Elba (soon to return), the allied armies were tightening their grip on France, all the many battles are described, many led by Blucher and Wellington, finishing with the battle of Toulouse where Wellington defeated the French bringing hostilities to an end and King Louis 18th lands in France, very thorough account through to the signing of the peace treaty. Meanwhile Norway and Sweden went to war, in all the other Plus over 30 remarkable trials and law cases and as always the monthly Chronicle, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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