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1 HYLAND, Stanley FRANKLIN, John) Curiosities from Parliament. ex lib, in dj
Allan Wingate, 1955, 
HYLAND, Stanley. Curiosities from Parliament. L.: Allan Wingate, (1955). Pp 211, frontis.+ 7 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Gleanings from reports, bills, journals, blue books, royal commissions, &c. Chapters of interest: "'Fear No More the Lightning-Flash"' (on the "painful processes by which the Admiralty was at last induced to adopt the revolutionary lightning conductor on its vulnerable wooden ships", pp.33-54); "Twenty Thousand Pounds of Ice" ("the story of the brig Renovation which, making the Atlantic passage through the ice lanes in 1851, passed an iceberg on which stood two abandoned ships in perfect preservation. Were they Frankin's famous Erebus and Terror?" pp.76-94); "That Noble River" (on the filth & stench of the Thames, pp.65-75); and "The Three Ship's Doctors" (on health conditions on 19th c. emigrant ships, pp.110-142). Ex library, with stamps, pouch, lacking front endpaper, ow vg in dj. 24.00

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