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A Narrative of the Proceedings of the British Fleet... in the Late Action with the Spanish Fleet... February 1797, off Cape Vincent's
London.: J. Johnson., 1797.. b/w folding plates. 4to. 27, (3) pp. plus 8 plates. First edition of an important eyewitness account of this famous battle, in which Horatio Nelson demonstrated remarkable skill and daring. Published as a letter from Lieutenant Colonel John Drinkwater, who had witnessed the battle from the frigate "Lively". In this important narrative Drinkwater is the first writer to call attention to the central role played by Nelson, who had been jealously ignored in the official dispatches. Appendices list killed and wounded, vessels of each nation, officers, etc. The plates are battle plans showing position of the fleets at various times throughout the battle. BMM Catalog V, 1799. Cowie, 633. Bound in half calf over marbled boards with spine label and raised bands. Very good condition.
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