Memoirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, K.C.B., &c. First Edition. In Two Volumes

(SMITH, Sidney, Admiral Sir). [HOWARD, Edward]. Memoirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, K.C.B., &c. By the author of "Rattlin the Reefer," &c. In Two Volumes. London : Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1839. First Edition. Pp (2),[iii]-vii,(1),[1]-400, + frontispiece portrait; (2),[iii]-vii,(1),[1]-411,(1),(4,ads), + frontispiece portrait. 8vo, black half leather, black boards, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers. Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum, Vol 2. Biography 1335; Perrin, (ed.) Admiralty Library : Subject Catalogue of Printed Books : Part I : Historical Section p.56. Admiral Sir Sidney Smith (1764-1840). Edward Howard, (b. 1793 - d. December 30, 1841) was a British novelist, briefly in the Royal Navy, and friend of Frederick Marryat, with whom he wrote Rattlin the Reefer. Contents : The First Volume. I. Introductory Remarks The chivalric character of Sir Sidney Smith briefly noticed Asuccinct account of his family An anecdote indicative of his future charac ter. II. Sir Sidney's first entrance into the Navy Some reflections on the early appointments of that period- His various juvenile services until he was made Post Captain. III. Sir Sidney enters the Swedish service The Battleof the Galleys The Battle ofthe 9th and 10th of June Anecdote of Captain D ennison Some reflections on British officers serving foreign powers. IV. Enters the Turkish service Fits out a man-of-war at his own risk Gets a reinforcement of seamen at Smyrna - Joins Lord Hood at Toulon Some account of the transactions at that place. V. Some account of* the situation of the British and allied forces holding Toulon The attacks of the French Misconduct of the Allies General O'Hara made prisoner Bonaparte's account of the transaction It is resolved to evacuate Toulon. VI. Sir Sidney Smith proceeds on his perilous service - Fires the arsenals The misconduct, or the treachery, of the Spaniards Explosion of the powder-ships He re-embarks safely His despatch. VII. Appointed to the Diamond - His services on the Channel station Attacks two French ships under La Hogue Destroys a French corvette Attacks a French squadron which had taken shelter in the Port of Herqui. VIII. Sir Sidney Smith's personal appearance at this time Cuts out a French lugger near Havre Is drifted with his prize up the Seine With his party is captured Speculations of the French upon his conduct. IX. Sir Sidney Smith badly treated as a prisoner of war - Removed to Paris, to the prison called the Abbaye Placed under unwarrantable restrictions Opens a communication with some ladies to aid his escape. X. Another attempt to escape made by boring The general disaffection to the Directorial Government of France The failure of the attempt to escape The urbanity of the jailer of the Temple Anecdotes concerning him. XI . The renewed rigour of Sir Sidney's confinement M. T.'s exchange effected The successful plan of escape devised Is put in execution Sir Sidney proceeds to Rouen Arrives safely in London His reception by his sovereign and his countrymen. XII. Sir Sidney appointed to the command of the Tigre Made joint Plenipotentiary to the Turkish Court Arrives at Constantinople His appointment gives umbrage to Earl St. Vincent. XIII. Preparations for the defence of Acre Mention of Captain Wright Anecdote of the King of Sweden's diamond ring The French move towards Acre Lose their battering-train. XIV. The French make great progress in their approaches The Turks aredefeated in a sortie Anecdote of Junot and Kleber The French gain the oute r tower of Acre Sir Sidney Smith's despatch to Lord Nelson. XV. Sir Sidney's second despatch Describes the progress and the termination of the siege The French retreat in disorder The conduct of Bonaparte Testimonials at hometo the distinguished services of Sir Sidney Smith. XVI. Bonaparte's assump tion of Mahometanism His victory over the Turks His flight from Egypt - Successes of the English and their Allies Kleber's proposition to evacuate Egypt The Convention of El- Arisch. XVII. The conduct of Sir Sidney Smith considered respecting his concurrence with the convention of El- Arisch Parliamentary proceedings upon it Short speech of his late Majesty William IV. XVIII. Sir Sidney Smith's personal appearance at this time His humanity to hiscrews The English government sends reinforcements to Egypt The state of th e country English land at Aboukir Bay Battle of Alexandria- Death of Sir Ralph Abercromby. XIX. Cursory sketch of the termination of the Egyptian campaign Sir Sidney feted by the Capitan Pasha Anecdote of another similar honour Bonaparte's impiety Sir Sidney returns to England with despatches Civic honours. XX. Sir Sidney Smith returned member of parliament for Rochester His speech in the House of Commons, and at the anniversary of the Naval Institution His appointment in the Antelope to the command of a squadron His services in that command. XXI. The Court of Naples violates its treaty of neutrality with the French Naples overrun by them Sir Sidney Smith proceeds toannoy them Relieves Gaeta Takes Capri His despatch. XXII. Further operatio ns for the recovery of Naples Their inutility Sir Sidney Smith receives theacknowledgments of their Sicilian Majesties Remarks on naval appointments. XXIII. The Princess of Wales's vindication against the charges affecting h er and Sir Sidney Smith. The Second Volume. I. Sir Sidney appointed to accompany Sir John Duckworth [Sir John Thomas Duckworth, 1st Baronet, GCB (b. February 9, 1748 – d. August 31, 1817) an officer of the Royal Navy, servingduring the Seven Years' War, the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary and Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and later as the Governor of Newfoundland during the War of 1812] - Instructions to Sir John - Sir Sidney Smith's Letter to the Sublime Porte. II. The Dardanelles forced—A division of the Turkish fleet destroyed bv Sir Sidney Smith—His despatch—Other official documents—His letter to Captain Dacre. III. The commencement of the negociations with the Turks—Sir Sidney's advice asked by the Commander-in-Chief - The Turks procrastinate and arm—The English resolve to return.IV. Sir John Duckworth leaves the Dardanelles — His official accounts of h is proceedings. V. Sir John Duckworth thanks the officers and seamen under his command, and particularises Sir Sidney Smith — Sir Sidney's opinion of the attempt — His poem on the occasion — Tlie opinion of the Admiralty of his merits — He returns to England. VI. The situation of Portugal as regarded England and France — The Portuguese court throw themselves under the protection of the British fleet— The Portuguese fleet join Sir Sidney Smith's squadron in the first instance, and finally sail for the Brazils with the Prince Regent — The official despatches. VII. Sir Sidney Smith superseded by Sir Charles Cotton — Much misunderstanding as to what ships should be placed under Sir Sidney's command — Official correspondence. VIII. Sir Sidney Smith arrives at Rio Janeiro— Gives a grand entertainment to the royal familyof Portugal — The speeches and proclamation. IX. Sir Sidney's interference with politics— Espouses the interests of the Spanish Princess — The memori al of the Princess of' Portugal and Brazil, and of Don Carlos, the Infante Spain — Marks of favour shown to Sir Sidney Smith. X. Sir Sidney Smith's strong advocacy of the Infanta's interests — It displeases at home — Honours conferred upon him — Is recalled and superseded — Conjectures upon this step of the British government — Sir Sidney receives the address of the British merchants — His reply. XI. Sir Sidney's popularity — He visits Liverpool — His reception — His eulogists — An account of his nautical inventions. XII. Sir Sidney Smith made a vice-admiral — Proceeds to the Mediterranean — The nature of the service described — The amusements of the fleet*-The reading-room on board the Hibernia. XIII. At the close of the war Sir Sidney visits Cagliari — Entertains the King of Sardinia — Returns to England, and strikes his flag — Receives the freedom of Plymouth — Projects an union of all orders of knighthood for the abolition of white slavery. XIV. Particularsconcerning Captain Wright — That officer taken by gunboats— Is well treate d in the first instance — The subsequent persecutions to which he was subjected. XV. A Narrative by thelate Captain Wright ; containing a Justification of his Conduct in the Vincejo against certain Calumnies in the "Moniteur," &c., and an Account of his Treatment by the French Government, subsequentto his capture, found among his papers, in his own handwriting, recently c laimed by Sir Sidney Smith, and given up by the present Government of France. XVI. Sir Sidney made a Knight Commander of the Bath— The Duke of Wellington invests him — Sir Sidney's speech on the occasion — Sir Sidney's remonstrance to Bonaparte. XVII. Sir Sidney's exertions in favour of the white slaves --Letters from the various ministers of the European powers on the subject — Also from the consuls at Tripoli — Sir Sidney made admiral — A briefsketch of his character. Appendix. Ex-libris Charles Douglass Smith (1761- 1855), the fourth Governor of Prince Edward Island (1812-1824), see the pedigree chart on Vol. II, p. 352. Some foxing to title pages and frontispieceof Vol. I, frontispiece of Vol. II supplied in facsimile printed on matchi ng paper colour (tipped in), penned name to each volume, Charles Douglass Smith's bookplate to Vol. I, newspaper clipping tipped in, else very good, clean. The 2-volume set for 750.00

Title: Memoirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, K.C.B., &c. First Edition. In Two Volumes

Author Name: HOWARD, Edward SMITH, Sidney, Admiral) DUCKWORTH, John T. SMITH, Charles Douglass, association copy

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