Item #247610 The Field of Mars: Being an Alphabetical Digestion of the Principal Naval And Military Engagements, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, Particularly of Great Britain and Her Allies, from the Ninth Century to the Peace of 1801. British Military.

The Field of Mars: Being an Alphabetical Digestion of the Principal Naval And Military Engagements, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, Particularly of Great Britain and Her Allies, from the Ninth Century to the Peace of 1801.

London: G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, 1801.

Price: $2,500.00


About the item

Frontispieces. With half-titles. 2 vols. 4to. Titlepage and frontispiece of each volume foxed. Light scattered foxing to text. Modern half brown calf and marbled boards. In uniform tan half morocco boxes, spines gilt. Sabin 24297.

Item #247610

The work contains numerous entries for North American battles of the Seven Years' War, American Revolution, including Annapolis Royal, Beausejour, Brandy-Wine, Lake Champlain, Charlestown, Fort Frontenac, Louisbourg, etc.  The entry for Bunker Hill describes the battle by quoting from a letter from General Burgoyne to Lord Stanley; he writes, "'And now ensued one of the greatest scenes of war that can be conceived.... the day ended with glory, and the success was most important, considering the ascendancy it gave the regular troops; but the loss was uncommon in officers, for the numbers engaged.'"

 

A veritable trove of military information, with descriptions of many important battles in British - and American - history.