London. 1853. Two volumes bound in one. xi,,282,viii,325pp. plus ads. Thick octavo. Original cloth. Cloth soiled and rubbed, extremities worn, inner front hinge broken but cords sound. Some light scattered foxing, else internally quite good. Item #WRCAM9868
Remainder issue. One of the rarest British accounts of the Battle of New Orleans, and a book difficult to obtain in any condition. The author saw much American service in the War of 1812, having been present at the burning of Washington, the Battle of New Orleans, and in the Caribbean. He also served in the Peninsular War, and for four years, until 1820, in the revolutionary wars in Venezuela and Colombia. HOWES C354. SABIN 12551.