Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

Science, Medicine & Natural History

Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to science, medicine, and natural history.

1 Item(s)

List Grid

Set Ascending Direction
  1. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.

    An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.

    First edition. Uncommon. Reprints in full the original grants of William and Mary for the establishment of the Hospital, and offers a detailed description of the building works, and the finished structure, accompanied by a spectacular folding engraved plate of a river view taken from a drawing by Thomas Lancey. Lancey was placed at the Hospital school to be educated for the sea, but a dislocated hip prevented this, and he was employed as an assistant schoolmaster, in time becoming a master there (Newell, Greenwich Hospital: A Royal Foundation, p100 & p134). Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1789

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 85988

    Reserve

1 Item(s)

List Grid

Set Ascending Direction