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An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, under the command of their Excellencies Lieutenant General Sir Charles Grey, K.B. and Vice Admiral Sir John Jervis, K. B. Commanders in Chief in the West Indies, with the reduction of the islands of Martinique, St. Lucia, Guadaloupe, Marigalante, Desiada, &c. and the Events that Followed those Unparalleled Successes, and Caused the Loss of Guadaloupe. By the Rev. Cooper Willyams, A. M. Vicar of Exning, Suffolk, and Late Chaplain of his Majesty's Ship Boyne.

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Willyams, Cooper. An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies. London : Printed by T. Bensley; for G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, Pall-Mall; B. and J. White, Fleet-Street; and J. Robson, New Bond-Street. 1796.

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Willyams, Cooper (1796) An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies. London : Printed by T. Bensley; for G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, Pall-Mall; B. and J. White, Fleet-Street; and J. Robson, New Bond-Street.

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Willyams, Cooper, An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies. London : Printed by T. Bensley; for G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, Pall-Mall; B. and J. White, Fleet-Street; and J. Robson, New Bond-Street. 1796.

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Rev. Cooper Willyams was a clergyman and a British Artist. In early life Willyams had imbibed a love of the sea, and on 24 Nov. 1793 he started as chaplain of the Boyne to the West Indies, in the expedition under the command of Lieutenant-general Sir Charles Grey and Vice-admiral Sir John Jervis. He published in 1796, with illustrations, 'An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies in 1794;' a German translation of it came out at Leipzig in 1800.

First edition. Folio, preliminaries, dedication, subscription list, iv, 62pp. appendix, 149pp., text, explanation of plates 1 leaf, 6 hand colored aquatint plates, two engraved maps, one of the Island of Martinique, and a plan of Fort Bourbon now Fort George, and two uncolored aquatints in text signed C. Willyams del., S. Alken 'fecit' of the entrance to the Harbour of Point a Pitre, and Fleur d'Epee, on large paper.

All the plates were signed Drawn by the Rev. C. Willyams; S. Alken fecit. Abbey concludes, "The book is beautifully printed and is an excellent example of a 'Bensley' (publisher)." The final plate is of Guadeloupe, the others of Martinique.

Copies were sold with the plates in a separate atlas folio or bound.

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Abbey Travel 677; Cox II, 428; Cundall, West Indies, 2101; Prideaux, 222; Sabin 104563; Bobins 33.

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Publisher: London : Printed by T. Bensley; for G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, Pall-Mall; B. and J. White, Fleet-Street; and J. Robson, New Bond-Street

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Date Added: 2019-07-24

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