(WAR). ~ An accurate and impartial Narrative of the War, by an Officer of the Guards. In Two volumes. Containing the Second Edition of A Poetical Sketch of the Campaign of 1793, revised, corrected, and considerably enlarged, with the Original Letters from Head-Quarters; also a similar Sketch of the Campaign of 1794; to which is added, a Narrative of the Retreat of 1795, memorable for its Miseries. With copious Notes throughout. Embellished with Engravings from Drawings taken on the Spot, descriptive of the different Scenes introduced in the Poem. Vol. I. [II]. London: Printed for the Author. --- Published by Cadell and Davies... ; and sold also by J. Edwards... ; T. Egerton... ; Hookham and Carpenter, and R. Faulder... ; R. White...; F. and C. Rivington...; and W. Richardson..., [ 1795 or 6].
2 vols in one, 8vo (181 × 108 mm), pp. , x, , 117, ; , ii, 114, complete with directions to the binder between vols; 2 coloured aquatint frontispieces and 4 engraved plates (2 per volume); occasional damp staining; a few leaves frayed at foremargins; contemporary tree calf; rubbed and wanting label, but sound.
First edition. The narratives of the successful campaigns of 1793 and 1794 are in verse; the 1795 retreat in prose. ESTC does not list an earlier edition of A Poetical Sketch of the Campaign of 1793 mentioned in the title. S. G. P. Ward, in ‘The author of the "Accurate and impartial narrative"’, in Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Winter 1992, vol. 70, no. 284, pp. 211-223, makes the case for Edwin Hewgill of the Coldstream Guards as author. Jackson, p. 206 (suggesting date of publication as 1796, where ESTC suggests 1795).