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(PRIVATEERING; WEST INDIES.) Collection of 35 documents relating to Captain John McIver and the privateer Swallow.
c. 1796-97An outstanding and extraordinarily comprehensive tranche of documents, including impressive original Letters of Marque, relating to the British-built armed brig Swallow, a privateer out of Liverpool operating in the Caribbean under the experienced command of prize-master John McIver. The archive covers in remarkable breadth and detail the purchase,... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 133528
BYRON, John. Manuscript order book.
1746-56John Byron (1723-1786), known as "Foulweather Jack" because of his persistent meteorological ill-fortunes, had been midshipman on the store ship Wager, part of Anson's squadron bound for the Pacific. Shipwrecked on the southern coast of Chile, he made his way to Valparaíso and returned to Europe by a French ship, arriving back in England in February... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 100745
STUART, Sir Charles, General. Letter Book of correspondence with Admiral Duckworth during the retaking of Minorca, 1798-9.
Mahon : 1798-9It is rare indeed that British Military History throws up a general who seriously could be considered as an exemplar of Sun Tzu's Sage Commander. And it is perhaps not particularly surprising, in view of the generally sanguinary tendencies of the historians of the British Army, that his greatest feat "being bloodless, has been absolutely forgotten"... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 120807
FISHER, John Arbuthnot "Jackie", 1st Baron Fisher. Colour-printed crepe paper memorial napkin - Souvenir in Affectionate Remembrance of Admiral Lord Fisher.
London : 1920Attractive, "unsophisticated art" commemorative for the eccentric, energetic, and ever divisive First Sea Lord "Jackie" Fisher (1841-1920). "Fisher seemed to dominate the navy for close on a generation. He has been described as a genius, though perhaps an erratic one... His forceful style seemed unique; his letters, with their slogans, capitalisations,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 127516