Bath: William Meyler, 1807. ,38pp. Lacks engraved plan. Modern red cloth, spine gilt. Minor foxing to titlepage, else quite clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM35048A
An anonymous straight-forward account of the British attack on Buenos Aires in 1807, written "without any flourishing or prolix declamation on the calamities of war, the effects of courage, or the pursuit of wealth and fame." The unidentified author includes extensive details on the final engagements leading to the defeat of the British troops under Lieut. Gen. John Whitelocke by the Spanish citizen army of Creoles and peasants under the command of Santiago de Liniers. Forced to withdraw from Buenos Aires after this defeat, Whitelocke was court- martialed and cashiered. An intriguing record of the British engagement in Buenos Aires with an unusual Bath imprint for such a work. OCLC records only five copies. SABIN 51805. ALBERICH 1247.