SCHEDULE of Papers. [41 papers]. [Collection of Printed Internal Communications in the Royal Navy, October 1796 - January 1797, Pertaining to the French Expedition to Ireland]. (No title page, apparently as issued; completed from internal information). Great Britain. British Admiralty.

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

N.p., British Admiralty. 1796 -1797. Soft cover. 4to, 29cm, un-paginated, c.55pp., including several folding tables, in the original plain blue wraps, frayed along the spine, wraps a bit wrinkled, very good condition, very rare. French intended to land a large expeditionary force in Ireland during the winter of 1796 1797 which would join with the United Irishmen and drive the British out of Ireland. These documents concern the state and condition of His Majesty's ships, and orders and letters concerning their sailing and deployment. This is all in reaction to the French expedition to Ireland, which was monitored by the British Fleet under Colpoys. Despite all the bustle reported in these communications, the British fleet was ineffective and Colpoys was replaced. Fortunately for the British, though not so fortunate for Irish patriots, the weather accomplished what the Royal Navy could not, sending the French fleet home in tatters. This is a fascinating document from the Napoleonic Wars, pertaining to one of the more colorful incidents of that troubled period. - With the bookplate of well known collector and bibliographer, Mario Witt. Item #37225

Price: $1,500.00