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RELATION DES COMBATS ET DES ÉVÉNEMENTS DE LA GUERRE MARITIME DE 1778 ENTRE LA FRANCE ET L'ANGLETERRE, MÊLÉE DE RÉFLEXIONS SUR LES MANOEUVRES DES GÉNÉRAUX.
[Paris]: Imprimerie de Patris, 1796. - [2],403pp. Half title. 19th-century calf-backed boards, spine gilt. Corners lightly worn, boards and spine sunned. Bookplate on front pastedown. Internally clean. Very good. First edition of this military history of maritime engagements during the American Revolutionary War. Kerguelen-Trémarec was a French explorer and naval officer. His expeditions included a voyage to the South Seas, where he discovered the Kerguelen and Desolation islands in the Antarctic in 1772. This work has summaries of all of the major naval encounters of the French and English in the Revolution, most notably the Battle of the Capes on September 5, 1781, in which De Grasse prevented the English fleet from relieving Cornwallis at Yorktown, and de Grasse's defeat by the English in the Caribbean in the spring of 1782. HOWES K103, "aa." GEPHART 7191. SABIN 37615.
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