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DOWNEY, Thomas. Naval Poems.
London : 1813First edition, highly uncommon; this a most attractive copy in the original boards. Downey notes his "Pleasures of the Naval Life" is a corrective to the "tone of querulous despondence" that underlies so much naval literature: "The Naval Life is NOT a series of privations, distresses, and affliction". Remarkable, as Downey suffered many privations while... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 42970
MURPHEY, Charles. A Journal of a Whaling Voyage on board ship Dauphin, of Nantucket.
Mattapoisett, Mass : 1877Colourful verse narrative in quatrains of a Pacific whaling voyage, the present edition with a frontispiece and four plates. Another edition with no woodcuts was also published in 1877, both of which were also issued in paper wrappers. Although no priority is assigned Forbes notes that the present illustrated variant is the less common of the two.
Charles... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146856
NAVAL. The Cruise; a Poetical sketch, in Eight Cantos. By a Naval Officer.
London : 1808First edition of this extremely uncommon poetical account of a two-month "shakedown" cruise with a new ship's company on a British man-of-war, this an attractively presented tall copy.
The work was begun as a pastime during a "regimen on shore recruiting an extremely exhausted constitution". Finding his "Sketches of Scenes which had occurred... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 67173