From the Lower Deck : The Old Navy 1780-1840. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BAYNHAM, Henry

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BAYNHAM, Henry. From the Lower Deck : The Old Navy 1780-1840. London: Hutchinson, (1969). First Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xi,(1),[1]-200, colour frontispiece, + 12 p. of black and white plates and 1 folding plan. Illustrated. 8vo,blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "This is a record of the Royal Na vy, viewed from the lower deck, and told for the most part in the words of the men themselves. It is the fruit of a great deal of original research, and though some of the seamen whose journals are quoted are known to naval specialists, much of the material will be unfamiliar even to them. For the general reader, the writings of John Nicol, Jack Nastyface, Samuel Leech andthe rest will be new and exciting ground." - from the dj. Contents: 1. The Navy before Nelson. The Press Gang and the Mutinies of 1797; 2. John Nicol , 1774-1783 and 1794-1801. His service in King's ships in war and peace; 3.Jack Nastyface, 1805-1811. Extracts from his 'Nautical Economy or Forecast le Recollections of Events during the last war' including a description of the Battle of Trafalgar; 4. Samuel Leech, 1808-1813. Extracts from 'A Voicefrom the Main Deck' with an account of the War of 1812; 5. Charles Pembert on, 1806-1812, Robert Hay, 1802-1811 and Thomas Blackey, alias Thomas Tait,1806-1809-, 1812-1815, and 1837; 6. George Watson, 1806-1814. The Adventur es of a Greenwich Pensioner; 7. Samuel Stokes, 1806-1807 and 1809-1815. Hislife in the Merchant and Royal Navies; 8. Charles M'Pherson, 1825-1828. Ex tracts from 'Life on Board a Man-of-war' with a description of the Battle of Navarino; 9. H.M.S. Excellent. The changes in naval gunnery and the beginning of a scientific navy. With appendices and index. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

Title: From the Lower Deck : The Old Navy 1780-1840. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: BAYNHAM, Henry

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Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1969,:

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