memoirs of count de forbin

Memoirs of the Count de Forbin

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Commodore in the Navy of France: and Knight of the Order of St. Lewis. containing:

His pleasant Narrative of the Voyages he made to the East Indies, etc., and of the great Honors paid to him at the Court of Siam, where he was preferr'd to be the King's High Admiral, Generalissimo of his Troops, and Governor of the Tower of Bancock.

His particular Account of the Battle at La Hogue, and other Fights that he was engag'd in, during forty-four years that he spent in the Sea-Service: and his Secret History of the Chevalier de St.George's Expedition in 1708, from Dunkirk to Scotland: in which he had the special charge of the Chevalier's Person.

translated from the French, in two volumes

London: printed for J. Pemberton at the Golden Buck against St.Dunstan's Church in Fleet Street, 1731
First English Edition. 12mo. pp[i] 250 + 8 pages of publisher's adverts. [i] 306 + 1 leaf of publisher's adverts.

volume one lacking both boards. volume two panelled calf boards present, but upper board detached.

a little staining or browning, but generally clean. volume one rear free end-paper torn with loss.

last ABPC recorded auction appearance in 1991 when a set sold for £240