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The New Annual Register, or General Repository of History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1797.
Robinson London 1798 - Octavo, in contemporary full tree calf, joints and hinges are sound. Two attractive lettering pieces. xxvii,297,328,320. Contents include Army & Navy finances, Portsmouth military, Naval affairs, Turmoil at the Bank of England, Nelson at the Battle of Santa Cruz (where he lost an arm). For a fuller flavour I include below Wikipedia's entry for the year : Events[edit]January–June[edit]January 3 – The Treaty of Tripoli, a peace treaty between the United States and Ottoman Tripolitania, is signed at Algiers (see also 1796).January 7 – The parliament of the Cisalpine Republic adopts the Italian green-white-red tricolour as the official flag (this is considered the birth of the flag of Italy).January 13 – Action of 13 January 1797, part of the French Revolutionary Wars: Two British Royal Navy frigates, HMS Indefatigable and HMS Amazon, drive the French 74-gun ship of the line Droits de l'Homme aground on the coast of Brittany with over 900 deaths.January 14 – Battle of Rivoli: French forces under General Napoleon Bonaparte defeat an Austrian army of 28,000 men under Feldzeugmeister József Alvinczi near Rivoli (modern-day Italy), ending Austria's fourth and final attempt to relieve the fortress city of Mantua.January 26 – The Treaty of the Third Partition of Poland is signed in St. Petersburg by the Russian Empire, Austria and the Kingdom of Prussia.February 2 – Siege of Mantua: Field marshal Dagobert von Wurmser capitulates the fortress city to the French. Only 16,000 men of the garrison are capable of marching out as prisoners of war.February 3 – Battle of Faenza: A French corps (9,000 men) under General Claude Victor-Perrin defeats the forces from the Papal States at Castel Bolognese near Faenza, Italy.February 12 – First performance of "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser", with the music composed in January by Joseph Haydn which also becomes the tune to the Deutschlandlied, the German national anthem (Deutschland, Deutschland über alles).February 14 – The Battle of Cape St Vincent, part of the French Revolutionary Wars: The British Royal Navy under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats a larger Spanish fleet off Cape St. Vincent, Portugal.February 18 – Spanish Governor José María Chacón peacefully surrenders the colony of Trinidad to a British naval force commanded by Sir Ralph Abercromby.February 19 – Treaty of Tolentino: Pope Pius VI signs a peace treaty with Revolutionary France. He is forced to deliver works of art, treasures, territory, the Comtat Venaissin and 30 million francs.February 22 – The last invasion of Britain begins: French forces under the command of American Colonel William Tate land near Fishguard in Wales.February 25 – William Tate surrenders to the British at Fishguard.February 26 – The Bank of England (the national bank of Great Britain) issues the first one-pound and two-pound notes (pound notes discontinued March 11, 1988).March 4 – Inauguration of John Adams: John Adams is sworn in as the second President of the United States.March 5 – Protestant missionaries from the London Missionary Society land in Tahiti from the Duff (celebrated as Missionary Day in French Polynesia).March 16 – Battle of Valvasone: The Austrian army led by Archduke Charles fights a rearguard action at the crossing of the Tagliamento river but is defeated by Napoleon Bonaparte at Valvasone.April 16 – Spithead and Nore mutinies in the British Royal Navy.April 17 – Battle of San Juan: Sir Ralph Abercromby unsuccessfully invades San Juan, Puerto Rico in what will be one of the largest British attacks on Spanish territories in the western hemisphere, and one of the worst defeats of the British Royal Navy for years to come.April 17 – Veronese Easter: Citizens of Verona, Italy, began an unsuccessful eight-day rebellion against the French occupying forces.April 18 – Armistice of Leoben: On behalf of the French Republic a delegation under Napoleon Bonaparte signs a peace treaty with the Holy Roman Empire at Leoben.[1]May 10 – The first ship of the Uni [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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