SCHEDULE of Papers. [41papers]. [Collection of Printed Internal Communications in the RoyalNavy, October 1796 - January 1797, Pertaining to the French Expeditionto Ireland]. (No title page, apparently as issued; completed frominternal information). GREAT BRITAIN. British Admiralty.

SCHEDULE of Papers. [41papers]. [Collection of Printed Internal Communications in the RoyalNavy, October 1796 - January 1797, Pertaining to the French Expeditionto Ireland]. (No title page, apparently as issued; completed frominternal information).

N.p., British Admiralty. 1796 - 1797. Soft cover. 4to, 29cm,un-paginated. About 55 pp., including several folding tables, stab sewn,in the original plain blue wraps, frayed along the spine, wraps a bitwrinkled, very good condition, very rare. (ids) The documents concernthe state and condition of His Majesty's ships, and orders and lettersconcerning their sailing and deployment. This is all in reaction to theFrench expedition to Ireland, which was monitored by the British Fleetunder Colpoys. Despite all the bustle reported in these communications,the British fleet was ineffective and Colpoys was replaced. Fortunatelyfor the British, though maybe not so fortunate for Irish patriots, theweather accomplished what the Royal Navy could not, sending the Frenchfleet home in tatters. This is a fascinating document from the NapoleonicWars, pertaining to one of the more colorful incidents of that troubledperiod. - With the bookplate of well known collector and bibliographer,Mario Witt. Item #34828

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