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Journal of an Excursion to Antwerp, during the Siege of the Citadel, in December, 1832.

WORTLEY, Captain The Honble. Charles James Stuart (1833)

£175.00 

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Small 8vo. Lithographic frontispiece and two other similar plates and a folding map with touches of hand-colouring. Some browning throughout, hygroscopic staining of the plates, but overall very good in modern half calf on marbled boards. vi, 262pp.

In August 1831 the Dutch invaded Belgium with an army of 50,000. They were forced to retire by a superior French Army under Gérard which then turned its attention to the Dutch force under Chassé which had been holding the citadel at Antwerp since 1830. In November-December 1832 Gérard's army assisted by a Franco-British naval squadron forced the Dutch surrender, an armistice followed in May 1833. Letters of introduction to the British Minister in Belgium and the official observer with the French Army, Colonel Caradoc, enabled Wortley to witness events at close hand.

Stock Code: 83430