TWO DISCOURSES OF THE NAVY, 1638 AND 1659, BY JOHN HOLLAND. ALSO A DISCOURSE OF THE NAVY 1660 BY SIR ROBERT SLYNGESBIE.

Tanner, J. R. (Ed.).


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NRS, 1st.ed., 1896. Lxxxiii + 419 pp. Blue/white buckram ; gilt. 23 x 16cm. V.G. From the library of Westfield College, University of London, presented by the National Central Library in September 1952. With Westfield's bookplate, presentation & accession labels, plus small rubber stamps. (No external markings). Armorial bookplate of Gerald Francis Yeo (1845-1909), physiologist, born in Dublin. Yeo was appointed professor of physiology in King's College, London in 1874, and in 1877 assistant surgeon to King's College Hospital, but resigned his clinical appointment in 1880 in order to devote his time to physiology, achieving much alongside Professor David Ferrier. He was elected FRS in 1889, resigned his chair at King's in 1890, and retired to Devon. John Holland entered the Royal Navy about the year 1624 and his papers concern abuses within the service of his day and form the principal part of this, the seventh publication from the Navy Records Society. Robert Slyngesbie was Comptroller of the Navy after the Restoration and was a very different type of character to Holland. Slyngesbie was every inch a seaman while Holland was a clerk ; together their different points of view and style of writing make interesting reading and provide a vivid insight into the administration of the fleet and of life and conditions aboard ships during the mid-17th century.


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