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Book Number 4763 
Author James, William 
Title A Full and Correct Account of the Military Occurrences of the Late War Between Great Britain and The United States of America 
Date c. 1818 
Publisher Printed for the Author, Sold by Black, Kingsbury, Parbury, and Allen 
Place of Publication London 
Edition  
Volume Information Printed in two volumes.  
Cover Contemporary ½ calf with marbled boards, spine with 6 compartments of gilt tooled bands, gilt title on 2 and 3. All edges speckled.  
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Size 8vo. (210x130mm). 
Condition Lacks the maps, otherwise good.  
Provenance Bruce A. Krug 
Pagination P. V1. Frontis, title, printer’s imprint, (1), blank, (6), xi-xxxii, 1-476; V2. Frontis, title, printer’s imprint, 1-582, index (16).  
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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$) 375  
Short Description Book Military America; Book Military England; Book Military General;  
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