An Authentic Narrative Of The Proceedings Of His Majesty's Squadron Under The Command Of Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, From Its Sailing From Gibraltar To The Conclusion Of The Glorious Battle Of The Nile; Drawn Up From The Minutes Of An Officer Of Rank In The Squadron. Edward Berry.

An Authentic Narrative Of The Proceedings Of His Majesty's Squadron Under The Command Of Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, From Its Sailing From Gibraltar To The Conclusion Of The Glorious Battle Of The Nile; Drawn Up From The Minutes Of An Officer Of Rank In The Squadron

London: Printed For T. Cadell, Jun, and W. Davies, 1798. Second edition. Hardcover. 56 pages. 21 x 13 cm. With folding copper-engraved plan of the Battle of the Nile, also called the Battle of Abu Quir, one of Nelson's greatest victories, restoring the British presence in the Mediterranean and dooming Napoleon's venture in Egypt. Sir Edward Berry, 1768-1831, was captain of the flagship during the battle, and when Nelson was wounded, prevented him from falling by catching him in his arms. Berry afterwards published the above work anonymously. Berry is said to have been the only officer in the navy, of his time, except vice-admiral Collingwood, who had three medals, having commanded a ship in three general actions -- the Nile, Trafalgar, and St. Domingo. The DNB calls this work, "a pamphlet which under the special circumstances of its authorship, is of singular interest and value." Clean, fresh copy with plan in excellent condition. Modern quarter morocco and marbled boards. Fine. Item #20808

Price: $1,500.00

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