Detained in Simon’s Bay. The Story of the detention of the Imperial Russian Sloop Diana.April 1808-May 1809.

This is a difficult book to decribe,and a book with a different subject than usual.It is based on the story of the detention,for a whole year of the Imperial Russian Sloop “Diana”,from April 1808– May 1809,in Simons Bay .Owing to the state of war excisting between Britain and Russia,all British ports were closed.She was held there until her future intentions were made clear.This incident was the first time Russia was involved at all with the African Continent.

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Limp glossy printed card wraps,with reinforced spine,in v/g clean condition.Size9x7 pp 6+90,inc,index,page map,a brief biographical chronology of Vasilli Mikhailovich.No plates,typed text. Only a portraite of Vice-Admiral V. M. Golovnin,as a frontispiece.Hinges strong.Binding tight (Suggest unread) Internally nice and clean throughout.

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