First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. , 158 pages. Frontispiece engraving of D' Estaing. Contemporary green vellum covered boards. Small leather title label on the spine. Light chip head of spine. Boards are bowed. Front joint is cracked and the rear joint is partly cracked. Page 38 numbered 37. Author unknown. The writer most likely served as an officer in Estaing's squadron and is highly critical of his commander's conduct. This work describes the operations of the French fleet during the American Revolution 1778-1779. It includes various encounters with the British fleet and the attack on Savannah, Georgia. An important American Revolution naval narrative.
Howes E-198; De Renne I:224; Streeter II: 803; Clark I 234. Fair. Item #25543