Seventeenth-century Mariner. First Edition in dustjacket

By: COURSE, A. G. Captain.

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COURSE, A. G., Captain. A Seventeenth-Century Mariner. London : Frederick Muller Limited, (1965). First Edition. Pp (12),13-[255],(1) + [8] pp of plates. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Ronald Hope. Captian Alfred George Course (d. 1976). Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum, Vol 2. Biography 264. "Edward Barlow went to sea in 1656 and served more than forty years in ships of the Royal Navy and the Merchant Service. During that period he kept diaries with the conscientiousness that he applied to his seamanship and with their help Captain Course, himself a former square-rig sailor, has compiled a vivid picture of the times. Barlow is seen engaged in war at sea and in campaigns against the Barbary pirates; he narrowly escapes a charge of manslaughter, rises to the temporarycommand of an East Indiaman and loses it through intrigue and lack of mone y. We see a close-up of the seamen of the period, how superstition affectedtheir voyages, and their relationships with the courtesans of Mediterranea n ports and the native women of India. Captain Course also gives a new aspect of the naval actions with the Dutch, in which treachery by English nobles played no little part." -from the dust jacket. Chapters : 1. The Royal Navy; 2. The Merchant Service and the Royal Navy; 3. Barbary Pirates: A Voyage to India; 4. East India Company: A Voyage to Formosa; 5. The Mediterranean and West Indies Trades 6. Chief Mate to Jamaica and India; 7. To Tongkingand Back to the Royal Navy; 8. A Voyage to Bengal; 9. In Command of an Eas t Indiaman; 10. A Voyage to CHina; 11. Barlow's Last Voyage; 12. The Summing Up. With appendices, bibliography and index. Very good, lovely copy in slightly soiled, unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

Title: Seventeenth-century Mariner. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: COURSE, A. G. Captain.

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Publisher: Frederick Muller, London, 1965,:

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