Lot 251A fine scarce Boys own adventure of the...

Auction Date: 6/07/2017 at 10:30 am

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A fine scarce Boys own adventure of the Napoleonic Wars ‘Narrative of a Voyage in The Indian Seas in the Nisus Frigate during the years 1810 and 1811 Book by James Prior, first edition 1819. 112 page book, folding engraved map frontis showing Indian Ocean, Africa, the routes; plan of that coast of Isle of France; plan of landing of British army in Mapou Bay at the Isle of France; engraved view of Cape of Good Hope, later marble board with gold tooled leather spine. The ship was commanded by Captain Philip Beaver. Much of the work describes the British attack on the Isle of France (Mauritius), The ship then took Seychelles for Britain and involved in the capture of Java. (Prior was born at Lisburn Ireland in 1790. He entered the navy as a surgeon, served aboard the “Nisus. Later was at the surrender of Helgoland in 1814, he was on the coast of La Vendée, and present at the surrender of Napoleon on 15 July. Later became staff surgeon to the Chatham division of the Royal Marines, & to three of the royal yachts, became Deputy-Inspector of Hospitals in 1843, was knighted in 1858), in good clean condition

Guide Price: £200.00 - £220.00

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