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(BRITISH NAVY.)

An Inquiry Into the Causes of our Naval Miscarriages:

with Some Thoughts on the Interest of this Nation as to a Naval War, and of the only true Way of Manning the fleet.

London, Printed in the Year 1707 Stock Code: 122024
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Notes

Second edition, the first having been published as "The Old and True Way of Manning the Fleet", printed the same year. This edition has been enlarged with a bold new preface, summoning England to pursue an aggressive naval policy against the French and Spanish overseas empires. The work proposes enlightened reform of seafaring conditions for officers and sailors, including reducing corporal punishment and raising their wages. A fascinating work of naval writing from a time when England was seizing its position as the world's foremost naval power.

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Description

Small quarto (191 x 145 mm). Recent brown half cloth, paper label to spine, marbled boards.

Condition

Slight browning and marking to contents, closely cropped at head at times. An excellent copy.

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