Cooper Willyams | A voyage up the Mediterranean.... London: T. Bensley for J. White, 1802

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Cooper Willyams

A voyage up the Meditteranean in his Majesty's ship the Swiftsure, one of the squadron under the command of Sir Horatio Nelson. With a description of the battle of the Nile on the first of August 1798. London: T. Bensley for J. White, 1802

FIRST EDITION, LARGE PAPER COPY, folio (469 x 333mm.), title-page, list of plates, engraved dedication, double-page aquatint map of the Mediterranean with route, 41 aquatint plates after Willyams, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, morocco label to second compartment, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, light spotting, transfer from plates onto facing leaves, small

closed tear at upper margin of pp. 175-176, extremities slightly rubbed

Willyams, a chaplain and artist, was present at the Battle of the Nile in which the French forces of Napoleon were beaten by Horatio Nelson.


Abbey, Travel, 196; Blackmer 1813; Hilmy II 334; Atabey 1339 (second edition)


Edward Henry Scott (1842-1883), bookplate