Item #42063 An Inquiry into the Merits of the Principal Naval Actions between Great-Britain and the United States; Comprising an account of all British and American ships of war, reciprocally captured and destroyed, since the 18th of June 1812. William JAMES.

An Inquiry into the Merits of the Principal Naval Actions between Great-Britain and the United States; Comprising an account of all British and American ships of war, reciprocally captured and destroyed, since the 18th of June 1812.

Halifax, N.S. Printed for the Author, by Anthony H. Holland, Acadian Recorder Office. 1816. 8vo., 20,2cm, vi,102 (8-9 mis-paginated as 14-150)p., with 3 folding tables, original printed grey paper wrappers, with the title repeated in publishers frame border on the upper cover, paper spine cap wanting, sewn as issued, otherwise very good to fine copy as issued, very rare. (cgc). Item #42063

Lande 466. T.P.L. 1056. Sabin 35719. Fleming. Atlantic Canadian Imprints. NS-12. ; we have located copies at JCB, BL, NMM and AAS. "James, a proctor in the Vice-Admiralty court of Jamaica, was held prisoner while "visiting in the United States in 1812. Escaping to Halifax in 1813, he engaged in writing on naval topics and became ultimately a standard authority on British naval history. This pamphlet, his first, was strongly prejudicial to American seamanship and raised great protest in the American press. "

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