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(GARDNER, James Anthony). Above and Under Hatches : Recollections of James Anthony Gardner, R.N. Edited by Christopher Lloyd. London: The Batchworth Press, (1955). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xvi,-200,(2), frontispiece, +8 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt let tering to spine. Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum. Vol 2. Biography 600. "James Anthony Gardner, who lived in the stirring times of Rodney and Nelson, wrote the most entertaining autobiography which has come down to us from the days of the Navy under sail. His gusto for what used to be called 'the humours of the fleet' may well be due to his Irish blood. Gardner's little world is crammed witha lively mixture of humour and horse-play, hard drinking and good fellowshiop, all of which is brilliantlyreflected in his pages. it was an age of eccentrics, many of them immortal ized by Rowlandson in his sketches of the life of the ports. These 'Recollections' have long been the favourite reading of members of the Navy RecordsSociety. In this new edition, presenting Gardner for the first time for th e enjoyment of the general reader, Christopher Lloyd, Assistant Professor of History at Greenwich and the author of several books on naval history, has added some new material and notes, and included several illustrations by Rowlandson and other artists of his time." -from the dustjacket.Contents: 1. Boreas, 1775-7; 2. Conqueror, 1778; 3. Naval Academy, Portsmouth, 1780-1; 4. Panther, 1781-3; 5. Salisbury, 1784-5; 6. Orestes, 1786; 7. Edgar, 1787-9; 8. Barfleur, 1790-2; 9. Queen, 1793; 10. Berwick, 1793-4; 11. Gorgon, 1794; 12. Victory, 1794-5; 13. Hind, 1795-7; 14. Blonde, 1798-1800; 15. Brunswick, 1801-2; 16. Agent of Transports, 1803; 17. Fairlight Signal Station, 1806-14. Very good in lightly rubbed, nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 37.50
Title: Above and Under Hatches : Recollections of James Anthony Gardner, R.N. First Edition in dustjacket.
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