Narrative of the Late Expedition to Syria under the Command of Admiral The Hon. Sir Robert Stopford, G. C. B. M. G. Comprising an Account of the Capture of Gebail, Tripoli, and Tyre; Storming of Sidon; Battle of Calat-Meidan; Bombardment and Capture of St. Jean d’Acre, &c. &c. TWO VOLUMES.

Hunter, W. Patison.

Book ID: 33655


8vo. Volume I: viii, [1], 301 pp., / Volume II: v [1] 312 pp., 2 lithographed portrait frontispieces, 1 map, 1 plan, 5 plates, modern cloth, rebacked with new endpapers, title gilt on spine, speckled edges, ex-library with usual blindstamps, bookplate of Bath Library verso front covers, otherwise set clean and in very good condition, Henry Colburn, London, first edition, 1842.


The author’s only work. Hunter was present on board H. M. S. Dido during various episodes in the Anglo-Egyptian war in Syria in 1850. A British-Turkish military force invaded Lebanon in September 1840 in order to coerce the Egyptian forces led by Ibrahim Pasha to leave Syria, and the return of the Ottoman rule. The work is dedicated to Admiral Stopford under whose command Hunter served during that war. It includes detailed accounts of the occupation of several Lebanese coastal cities, and excursions into the Lebanon as well as correspondence, official documents and appendix listing the honours conferred upon Stopford.
Bibliographical references: Blackmer 850; Rohricht 1952.

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