Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Encounter')

 
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Lot 88 - NAPOLEONIC WARS: CAPRI CAPITULATES TO THE...

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NAPOLEONIC WARS: CAPRI CAPITULATES TO THE...

NAPOLEONIC WARS: CAPRI CAPITULATES TO THE BRITISH
The Commandant of Capri to Rear Admiral Sidney Smith: I received, Sir, your letter dated this day, and for answer, I have to observe to you, that a true soldier does not surrender until he has tried his force with that which attacks him. You, Sir, are too good and brave a soldier to blame me if I do not accept your polite invitation… an excellent and lengthy article by Admiral Sidney Smith, covering the Naval and land actions surrounding the Battle of Maida, and the capitulation of the French garrison at Capri.
Included are the letters between the garrison commander L'Etang, and Sidney Smith, as well as the conditions of surrender, letters from Richardson of the Juno, and others to Sidney Smith, and lists of killed and wounded, in all -- 116cm. of column space, page 2, columns 1-3; also: Captain Lavie Captures La Guerriere: Report from Captain Lavie of the Blanche, to the Admiralty Office of his naval action off Greenland and subsequent capture of the frigate Guerriere. The Blanche managed to deliver two broadsides before the Guerriere realized she was not an ally, the capture of which earned Lavie a Knighthood -- 18cm. of column space, page 2, column 1, in a complete and original issue of THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, for 2nd August, 1806.

Estimated at £200 - £300


Condition Report
Fine condition

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NAPOLEONIC WARS: CAPRI CAPITULATES TO THE BRITISH
The Commandant of Capri to Rear Admiral Sidney Smith: I received, Sir, your letter dated this day, and for answer, I have to observe to you, that a true soldier does not surrender until he has tried his force with that which attacks him. You, Sir, are too good and brave a soldier to blame me if I do not accept your polite invitation… an excellent and lengthy article by Admiral Sidney Smith, covering the Naval and land actions surrounding the Battle of Maida, and the capitulation of the French garrison at Capri.
Included are the letters between the garrison commander L'Etang, and Sidney Smith, as well as the conditions of surrender, letters from Richardson of the Juno, and others to Sidney Smith, and lists of killed and wounded, in all -- 116cm. of column space, page 2, columns 1-3; also: Captain Lavie Captures La Guerriere: Report from Captain Lavie of the Blanche, to the Admiralty Office of his naval action off Greenland and subsequent capture of the frigate Guerriere. The Blanche managed to deliver two broadsides before the Guerriere realized she was not an ally, the capture of which earned Lavie a Knighthood -- 18cm. of column space, page 2, column 1, in a complete and original issue of THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, for 2nd August, 1806.