Travel. Willyams (The Rev. Cooper, A.M., et al.), A Voyage u...



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Travel. Willyams (The Rev. Cooper, A.M., et al.), 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 [...], first edition, large paper copy, London: Printed by T. Bensley, for J. White, 1802, complete, pp: xxiii, [1] (errata), 309; illustrated with 43 plates as called for, mostly executed in sepia, including an engraved dedication leaf to Admiral Lord St. Vincent (Willyams' patron), a map of the Mediterranean, and a plan of the Battle of the Nile, very good ex-library copy, ink numbers to verso of title and dedication and blind-stamps, if inoffensive, mostly marginal but within image of around 18 plates, else generally clean with some occasional spotting or light staining, small repair to inner margin of title, 20th century quarter-calf gilt over cloth, preserving an earlier gilt-lettered label, contemporary marbled edges, royal folio (49cm x 35.5cm), [Abbey, Travel, 196; Blackmer 1813].

Provenance: Bath Public Library, The Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles bequest 1920; bookplate to pastedown, their blindstamps within as catalogued.

Auction Date: 17th Jan 2023 at 10am

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