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A VOYAGE UP THE MEDITERRANEAN IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP THE SWIFTSURE, ONE OF THE SQUADRON UNDER THE COMMAND OF REAR-ADMIRAL SIR HORATIO NELSON, K.B....WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE BATTLE OF THE NILE ON THE FIRST OF AUGUST 1798, AND A DETAIL OF EVENTS THAT OCCURRED SUBSEQUENT TO THE BATTLE IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
London: Printed by T. Bensley...for J. White, 1802.. xxiii,[1],309pp., plus forty-one handcolored aquatint plates (including dedication leaf), a folding colored map, and a colored plan of the Battle of the Nile. Quarto. Modern three-quarter red morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Very slight shelf wear. Quite clean, fresh, and unblemished internally. A handsome, near fine copy. A fully colored copy of the quarto edition of this important account of Nelson's victory at the Battle of the Nile, and of his subsequent tour of the Mediterranean. Quarto copies were offered colored and uncolored; the majority were issued as uncolored aquatints. Willyams served as chaplain of the Swiftsure, a ship in Nelson's squadron, and he was present at the Battle of the Nile. The DNB calls this book "the first, the most particular, and the most authentic account of the battle." Willyams was a talented topographer and artist, and this is a handsomely produced book, showing the skill of the printer, Bensley. The plates are after drawings done by Willyams and include a plan of the battle, as well as views in Sicily, Syracuse, Egypt, Alexandria, Syria, Venice, Gibraltar, and other locations around the Mediterranean. The text includes well- written descriptions of all these places and more. ABBEY 196. BLACKMER 1813. HILMY II:335. PRIDEAUX, pp.223, 357. COX II:448. JCB MARITIME HAND-LIST 1235. NMM 5:1657.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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