Title:British Flag Triumphant! or, The Wooden Walls of Old England: Being Copiesof the London Gazettes, Containing the Accounts of the Great Victories and Gallant Exploits of the British Fleets, During the Last and Present War. F irst Edition
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[RADSTOCK, William Waldegrave]. The British Flag Triumphant! or, The WoodenWalls of Old England: Being Copies of the London Gazettes, Containing the Accounts of the Great Victories and Gallant Exploits of the British Fleets,During the Last and Present War: Together with correct Lists of Admirals a nd Captains in the Several Engagements: To which is Prefixed, An Address tothe Officers, Seamen, and Marines, of His Majesty's Fleets. London : "Sold by Messrs. F.C. & J. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard; J. Hatchard, Picca dilly; & J. Asperne, Cornhill", 1806. First Edition. Pp (6),-108 + 6-page list of subscribers. 8vo, in 3/4 red leather with 2 raised bands, red cloth boards (bound by Hatchards), gilt lettering and two small gilt anchors to spine. Top-edge gilt. Cowie 94, Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum, Vol 5. Naval History 1926 [under Anonymous]. "Baron Radstock took part in the Battle of St. Vincent in 1797, and was made an Admiral in 1802 (see DNB). Immediate accounts of the victories of Howe, Cornwallis,Bridport, Jervis, Duncan, Nelson, Smith, Saumarez, Collingwood, Strachan, and Duckworth; with the London Gazette's account of Lord Nelson's public funeral. Contents: The Address (pp.-11) was written by Sir James Allan Park (1763-1838). Chapters : 1. Lord Howe, 1st June, 1794 [i.e. The Glorious First of June]; 2. Admiral Cornwallis, 17th June, 1798; 3. Lord Bridport, 23June, 1795; 4. Sir John Jervis, 14th February, 1797 [the Battle of Cape St Vincent]; 5. Admiral Duncan, 11th October, 1797; 6. Sir Horatio Nelson, Th e Nile, 1st August, 1798; 7. Sir Sydney Smith, 1799; 8. Lord Nelson, Copenhagen, 2nd April 1801; 9. Sir James Saurmarez, 8th July, 1801; 10. Lord Nelson, Trafalgar, 21st October, 1805; 11. Lord Collingwood's Continuation; 12.Sir R.J. Strachan, 3rd November, 1805; 13. Sir J.T. Duckworth, 6th Februar y, 1806 [Sir John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817, later Governor of Newfoundland]. Author's inscription: "The  address to this little Work is written by James Allan Park Esq - one of his Majesty's Council. The rest was compiled & put together by Admiral Lord Radstock, by whom it is now presented to Mr Anderson Delacy in token of his regard & esteem / Radstock / Jan'y 12th, 1811" A very good, tidy, clean and tight copy, attractivley bound. 2,000.00.