[HOBART-HAMPDEN, AUGUSTUS CHARLES]--ROBERTS, CAPTAIN [PSEUD.]
Never caught. Personal adventures connected with twelve successful trips in blockade-running during the American Civil War. London: John Camden Hotten, 1867
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (166 x 103mm.), 30pp. advertisements at end, original green cloth by W. Bone & Son of London, spotting, contents loose within boards, rubbed and slightly discoloured
RARE. The "author was later known to fame under his Turkish title, Hobart Pasha" (Howes). He was the third son of the 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire, and entered the Royal Navy in 1835, retiring in 1862 with the rank of post-captain, however his pursuit of adventure led him to take command of a blockade runner during the American Civil War. In 1867 he entered Ottoman service and helped suppress the insurrection in Crete and was rewarded by the Sultan with the title of Pasha (1869).
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