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PREVOST, George]
Some Account of the Public Life of theLate Lieutenant General Sir George Prevost, Bart. Particularly of HisServices in the Canadas; including A Reply to the Strictures on hisMilitary Character, contained in an article in the Quarterly Review forOctober, 1822.
London. Printed for T. Cadell. 1823. Book 8vo. 21.2cm, first edition, [i], 197, 99p., complete with half-title, in quarter calfrebacked, blind-ruled raised bands, leather label, gilt titles, originalmarbled boards, gilt crest on the boards, a fine copy, rare. (cgc) T.P.L. 1075. Lande 806. Gagnon I-2805. Dionne II-1005. Sabin 65414. Storyp661. Howes B-747. Smith 466. Prevost was personally responsible for twohumiliations: the with-drawl under fire after a naval victory atSackett's Harbour and a similar retreat at Plattsburg where the Canadiannaval flotilla was defeated on 11 Sept. 1814. He was summoned to Englandin 1815. On arrival there he found that his conduct had been condemnedby a naval court. He demanded a court martial but died on 5 Jan. 1816, a week before the date set for the trial. His family tried for many yearsto obtain a hearing, feeling sure that his memory could be vindicated, but their requests met with refusal. The work presents evidence to refutecharges made against him and includes extensive documentation. The workis attributed to E.B. Brenton, Prevost's Canadian secretary. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: J. Patrick McGahern Books Inc. (ABAC) [Ottawa, ON, Canada]
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