[NAPOLEONIC WARS] –

Sketches on the Intrinsic Strength, Military and Naval Force of Russia and France;

£1,750

Sketches on the Intrinsic Strength, Military and Naval Force of Russia and France;
with Remarks on their Present Connexion, Political Influence and Future Projects.
[Publisher unknown], The Hague (on added label; below: London), 1803.

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Description

First edition of an early warning against Napoleonic France: a fresh copy of this unusual work. Part II was never published, but 12 pages are devoted to it as 'preview'.
The unidentified author considers the very real threat posed by the all powerful French under Napoleon not only to Russia as the title suggests, but also to Great Britain and her possessions abroad. His purpose being to stimulate the British government into making adequate preparations to avert naval and military defeat at home and abroad. He recommends 'a friendly intercourse and close political connexion between Great Britain, Russia and America' as 'perhaps the only combination that can now be formed sufficient to bridle the domineering audacity of the French republic'.

Description

One part (of 2, but all published) in one volume 4to (27.3 x 19.5 cm). Title, xvi, 182, [18] pp.
Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt rules to covers and spine; neatly rebacked to style.

Provenance: Thomson Hankey (armorial booklabel to upper pastedown).

Bibliography

Kress B.4736.

 

Stock ID: 78520