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Book Number 2766 
Author William James 
Title A Full and Correct Account of the Military Occurrences of the Late War Between Great Britain and the United States of America. 
Date 1818 
Publisher Printed for the Author, Sold by Black, Kingsbury, Parbury, and Allen 
Place of Publication London 
Edition  
Volume Information Two volumes.  
Cover contemporary ½ calf with marbled boards, spine with 5 compartments of gilt tooled bands, red morocco label on two and four, gilt lettering. 
Illustration 4 folding maps. 
Size 8vo 
Condition Slight uniform edge toning otherwise a very good copy. 
Provenance  
Pagination Volume 1 P. frontis, title, printer’s imprint, (1), blank, (6), xi-xxxii, 1-476; Volume 2. P. frontis, title, printer’s imprint, 1-582, index (16). 
Reference Howes J-53; Sabin 35718 
Translation Info  
Notes William James was trained in the law and began his career as an attorney. He practiced before the Supreme Court of Jamaica and served as a proctor in the Vice-Admiralty Court of Jamaica from 1801 to 1813. In 1812, when war broke out between Great Britain and the Unites States, James was in the United States. Detained by American authorities as a British national, he escaped to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1813. He began to write about the War of 1812 and particularly defended the reputation of the Royal Navy and pointing out the factual errors and excessive claims that American reports made against the Royal Navy. In 1816, he published his first pamphlet, An inquiry into the merits of the principal naval actions between Great Britain and the United States. This pamphlet caused a controversy in the United States, leading to much American criticism of James' views. 
Price (US$) 2750  
Short Description ; Book Military America; Book Military Canada; Book Military England 
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