Admiral Byng and the Loss of Minorca. First Edition

By: TUNSTALL, Brian BYNG, John, Admiral)

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TUNSTALL, Brian. Admiral Byng and the Loss of Minorca. London : Philip Allan & Co. Ltd., (1928). First Edition. Pp. (4),v-x,1-293,(1), portrait frontispiece., + 11 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. The story of Byng's loss of the island of Minorca to France during the Seven Years' War, and his eventual execution. Byng was the governor of Newfoundland in the 1740s. "Admiral Byng has had to wait a long time for his vindication. Although he lingers in the memory of most of us as the unlucky Admiral who was shot, in the words of Voltaire, 'to encourage the others,' there was always a feeling that the sentence was not wholly undeserved. Mr. Tunstall now gives the whole story. He has unravelled the complicated threadof political intrigue which entangled the affair, and brings in a verdict with which few will quarrel. The book is at once a study in naval history and the story of a cause célèbre, in which the chief actors and the parts they played are described with vivacity and fidelity." - from the dj [not with this copy]. Chapters : 1. The Legend; 2. The Man; 3. The Navy, Politics and Public Opinion; 4. The Seven Years' War; 5. Admiral Byng Sets Sail; 6. Gibraltar; 7. Minorca; 8. The Battle; 9. The Council of War; 10. The News; 11. The Arrest; 12. The Trial; 13. The Sentence; 14. The Execution. With index. Boards splayed, front board specked, edges and initial and final leavesspotted, else very good. 80.00

Title: Admiral Byng and the Loss of Minorca. First Edition

Author Name: TUNSTALL, Brian BYNG, John, Admiral)

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Publisher: Philip Allan & Co., London, 1928,:

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