Scott & Ballantyne. The Edinburgh Annual Register, For 1811. Vol. Fourth, Part First
Scott & Ballantyne. The Edinburgh Annual Register, For 1811. Vol. Fourth, Part First

Scott & Ballantyne. The Edinburgh Annual Register, For 1811. Vol. Fourth, Part First

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[Scott, Walter; Ballantyne, James]. The Edinburgh Annual Register, For 1811. Vol. Fourth, Part First. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co., 1813. [8759]

Half leather with marbled boards, raised bands to spine, front joint cracked. 21 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches). Library bookplate, a few name stamps within, text clean. 507 pp. Good. Hardcover.

The Register was owned and edited by Sir Walter Scott and James Ballantyne. It began in 1808 as an ambitious project, but was always published two years after the events chronicled, and ultimately the Register was a financial failure.

This volumes included the history for the year with reports on home and foreign affairs. Includes a chapter on America, with notices of what eventually led to the War of 1812. Includes affairs regarding the Prince Regent, General Tarleton's View of the Campaigns in the Peninsula, Flogging, Militias, Discipline of the Navy, Distilleries, Proceedings in Ireland, Meeting of the Radical Reformers, the Dissenters, Buonaparte, Lord Wellington goes to Alentejo, Battle of Fuentes D'Onoro, Battle of Barrosa [much news in these chapters on the War], Revolutionary movements in Venezuela, Conspiracy in Sicily, &c.