A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF THE LATE SIR PETER PARKER, BARONET, CAPTAIN OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP MENELAUS, OF 38 GUNS, KILLED IN ACTION WHILE STORMING THE AMERICAN CAMP AT BELLARI, NEAR BALTIMORE, ON THE THIRTY-FIRST OF AUGUST, 1814.

London. 1815. [2],111pp., plus frontispiece and advertisements. Quarto. Original brown paper boards, paper label. Boards rubbed, spine chipping, hinges cracked, still good in original condition. Item #WRCAM50371

The life and military exploits of Sir Peter Parker, Captain of the Menelaus during the War of 1812. The Menelaus raided American convoys along the Maryland coastline and took part in the blockade of Baltimore, under the command of the ferocious Admiral Sir George Cockburn. Parker was killed near Baltimore during an attempt at a nighttime attack on American militia. SABIN 58726.

Price: $500.00