BRITISH MINOR EXPEDITIONS: 1746 TO 1814. COMPILED IN THE INTELLIGENCE BRANCH OF THE QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT.

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1st ed., 1884. 91 pp., 9 fldg., maps. Original red cloth; gilt title to spine; abbreviated title added in ink to front cover; blind decorative tooling to covers; 25 x 16cm. Ends of spine fraying & fading/light marks to covers; small split to foot of front hinge & wear to top o/w V.G. This volume, which will be of particular interest to Napoleonic collectors, contains a brief record of some of the expedition's which were despatched from England at various periods during the later eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries. They include: Expedition to Lorient, 1746; First Expedition to St. Malo, 1758; Second Expedition to St. Malo, 1758; Siege and Capture of Belleisle, 1761; Expedition to Quiberon, 1795; Expedition to Ostend, 1798; Combined British and Russian Expedition to the Helder, 1799; Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807; Expedition to Walcheren, 1809; Expedition to Bergen-op-Zoom, 1813-14. These accounts were drawn up during intervals of more serious work by officers employed in the Intelligence Branch without any view to publication but they were mostly compiled by well-known authorities and are complete with nine folding maps and an alphabetical index. This First Edition is Rare.


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