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HANWAY, [Jonas]
Three letters on the subject of the Marine Society. Let.I. On occasion of their clothing for the sea 3097 men, and 2045 boys, to the end of Dec. 1757. II. Pointing out several advantages accruing to the nation from this institution. III. Being a full detail of the rules and forms of the Marine Society. With a list of the subscribers to the 16th of February, and state of accounts to the 23d. of March. 1758. To which is prefixed, a general view of the motives for establishing this Society.
London: printed in the year. 1758. 4to., with a fine engraved frontispiece by Cipriani, general title printed in red and black, (2) + vi + 8 + 24 + 23 + (1) + (2) + engraved frontispiece to Letter III + 67 + (1) + (2) + 12 + 4pp., printed throughout on thick paper, contemporary calf, gilt-ruled sides, neatly rebacked to match, spine gilt and labelled. A fine copy, sometime in the library of Arnold Muirhead> with his bookplate on front pastedown. With separate title pages, pagination and register to each letter and a list of subscribers to the Marine Society. Letter I> is the second edition, corrected and enlarged, and its imprint reads: 'Sold by R. and J. Dodsley, Paul Vaillant, James Waugh'. Goldsmiths 9406. Higgs 1668. [bound with], HANWAY, [Jonas]> Two letters. Let. IV. Being thoughts on the means of augmenting the number of mariners in these Kingdoms, upon principles of liberty. Let.V. To Robert Dingley, Esq; containing moral and political reasons for relieving prostitutes who are inclined to forsake their evil course of life.> London: printed in the year 1758. 4to., title printed in red and black, (4) + 34 + 35 + (1)pp., printed on thick paper, a very good large copy. With separate title-pages to each letter, this was intended to be a continuation of Hanway's Three Letters on the subject.> Goldsmiths 9408. A scarce complete set of Hanway's five letters on his Marine Society, evidently bound at the time for a contemporary owner. 'The Marine Society involved a conscious fusing of charity and patriotism. 'British benevolence,' Hanway foresaw, 'being thus united with n … [Click Below for Full Description]
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