Wed, 20th Apr 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Princess)

 
Lot 54
 

54

THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE<br/>A letter was...

THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE
A letter was received Yesterday Evening from Admiral Earl Howe... giving an Account of his safe Arrival with the Six captured French Ships of the Line... also the returns of killed, and wounded for both British and French fleets, contained in an original stamped copy of The London Gazette EXTRAORDINARY for 11th June, 1794; together with a copy of The London Chronicle for 16-18th July, 1793 with a report of Lord Howe's departure from St. Helens with a list of ships in his fleet; and a copy of the London Chronicle for 16-19 September 1797 reporting an action fought by Sir John Borlase Warren under Lord Bridport's orders; and a copy of The Evening Post for March 23 1717 with an account of an attack by Turkish 'infidels' being repulsed from Butrinto
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Sold for £248
Estimated at £200 - £400

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Further to the catalogue description, overall condition of the paper is very strong. The London Gazette Extraordinary has old stitch marks down the left hand side, indicating it was previously bound. Likewise, the additions for The London Chronicle appear to have been included in earlier binding

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 
THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE
A letter was received Yesterday Evening from Admiral Earl Howe... giving an Account of his safe Arrival with the Six captured French Ships of the Line... also the returns of killed, and wounded for both British and French fleets, contained in an original stamped copy of The London Gazette EXTRAORDINARY for 11th June, 1794; together with a copy of The London Chronicle for 16-18th July, 1793 with a report of Lord Howe's departure from St. Helens with a list of ships in his fleet; and a copy of the London Chronicle for 16-19 September 1797 reporting an action fought by Sir John Borlase Warren under Lord Bridport's orders; and a copy of The Evening Post for March 23 1717 with an account of an attack by Turkish 'infidels' being repulsed from Butrinto
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