THE WATERY GODS [caption title]
Published by [London, 1782
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Broadside, 10 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Minor soiling. Very good plus. A song sheet commemorating Rodney's naval victory over the French fleet under the command of the Comte de Grasse off Dominica in the West Indies. The Battle of the Saintes was a naval battle that took place over four days in April 1782, in which the British defeated the French fleet whose aim was the capture of Jamaica. This nine verse, six line song tells the tale of the sea gods wakened by the fight and amazed at the glorious victory of the British. ESTC locates four copies - two at the British Library, one at the Bodleian, and one at New York Public. Those records mention a woodcut illustration, which has been neatly trimmed off the top of the sheet and is not present here. ESTC T10517. Seller Inventory # WRCAM43088
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Title: THE WATERY GODS [caption title]
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