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1 Spavens, William. Edited and introduced by N.A.M. Rodger. MEMOIRS OF A SEAFARING LIFE: THE NARRATIVE OF WILLIAM SPAVENS, PENSIONER ON THE NAVAL CHEST AT CHATHAM.
Folio Society, London, 2000. 
254 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in blue slipcase decorated with a reproduction of an engraving by Robert Dodd, 1796, 'His Majesty's Ship Glatton...attacking a French Squadron..." Three-quarter bound in dark blue buckram with a printed front on cambri c-grained material showing a sailor leaning on a gun. Illustrated with b&w and color reproductions. The title page continues, "CONTAINING An Account of a great Variety of such Incidents as the Author met with in the Sea Service ALSO A descr i p t i v e Account of the Discipline, Allowance, and Customs of His Majesty's Navy, the East India Company, and other Merchants' Service TO WHICH IS ADDED A short and plain Introduction to Astronomy and Geography; with a brief Description of seve ra l Co un tr ie s in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and Tables of Latitude and Longitude, &c. &c. AND An Explanation of NAUTICAL TERMS. THE WHOLE MADE EASY AND ADAPTED TO THE CAPACITY OF YOUTH." "The Narrative of William Spavens was first p ubl is hed by R. Sh ea rdown and Son in Louth, Lincolnshire, in 1796." Minor rubbing to slipcase. Fine/Fine 
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