Poor Jack : The Perilous History of the Merchant Seaman. First Edition in dustjacket

By: HOPE, Ronald

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HOPE, Ronald. Poor Jack : The Perilous History of the Merchant Seaman. London: Chatham Publishing, (2001). Pp. (8),[1]-376, + 12 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Drawing on a mass of contemporary material spanning four millenia, 'Poor Jack' skilfully draws a picture of a social and professional world that is as entertaining as it isinformative. By turns horrifying, amusing and thought-provoking, the book follows Jack ashore and afloat through the typical vicissitudes of his exotic but uncertain life. Although it is an unsentimental 'warts and all' portrayal, it is nevertheless an affectionate valedictory tribute to a way of life that has almost vanished." - from the dust jacket. Contents: 1. The Birth of Poor Jack; 2. The First Millennium; 3. Medieval Times, 1000-1450; 4. Outward Bound, 1440-1505; 5. Round the World, 1505-1561; 6. The First Elizabethans, 1561-1581; 7. Momentous Years, 1581-1589; 8. Privateers, 1589-1596; 9. The Gorgeous East, 1596-1617; 10. A Larger Prison, 1617-1642; 11. The Professionals, 1642-1669; 12. Seaman and Surgeon, 1669-1689; 13. The ManilaShip, 1689-1709; 14. A Cruise on the Spaniards, 1709-1715; 15. A Golden Ti me, 1735-1750; 16. The Transit of Venus, 1750-1785; 17. God Help Sailors! 1785-1815; 18. Lucky for Some, 1815-1835; 19. Sail and Steam, 1835-1860; 20.Fiddler's Green, 1860-1885; 21. The Last of the Windjammers, 1885-1910; 22 . All Cargo and no Comfort, 1910-1935; 23. War and Peace, 1935-1960; 24. The End of Poor Jack, 1960-2000. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. 24.00

Title: Poor Jack : The Perilous History of the Merchant Seaman. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: HOPE, Ronald

Categories: 78,

Publisher: Chatham Publishing, London, 2001, ISBN:1861761619:

Seller ID: 96142

Keywords: NAUTICAL UNITED KINGDOM MERCANTILE MERCHANT SHIPPING ENGLAND ENGLISH BRITISH SAIL JACK TARS SOCIAL HISTORY SAILING SAILORS SEAMEN,