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A HISTORY OF THE LATE SIEGE OF GIBRALTAR.
Drinkwater, John.

A HISTORY OF THE LATE SIEGE OF GIBRALTAR.

With a Description and Account of that Garrison, From the Earliest Periods; London: Printed by T. Splisbury and Sold by J. Johnson ... 1786.
2nd Ed. Corrected; With a Copious Table of Contents. 4to. xxiv + 356pp. Folding frontis. map, t.p. device, 6 folding copper plates, 3 folding plans. Pp.47-48 misbound prior to pp.43, some light browning, marbled e.ps., ex.-libris Sir Joseph Verdin Bart., contemporary tree calf boards, corners sympathetically reinforced, nicely rebacked in modern calf with gilt motifs and ruling retaining original morocco title label. ESTC T135505 With a list of subscribers John Drinkwater Bethune (1762-1844). D.N.B. ... Gibraltar was besieged in June 1779 by a Spanish-French force. During the whole of the siege, which lasted until February 1783, Drinkwater kept a careful record of events, with the peace, the 72nd, in which Drinkwater had become Captain, was ordered home and disbanded. From his memoranda chiefly Drinkwater compiled the work ... one of our few military classics ...
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