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Medd, George Tate
Manuscript Logbook and Private Journal of a Youth in Naval Service, Featuring His Naval Training and Service in the West Indies for 29 Months.
Impressive primary source manuscript accounts, 11 June 1850 - 17 November 1853, of naval training and service, in the form of a naval logbook and private journal, both made simultaneously by George Tate Medd as a very young lad aged 12-16, learning the trade, and featuring service in the West Indies for 29 months. Compiled during service on seven of HM Royal Navy ships, some of which are notable, including Inflexible, Imaum, Wellesley, Alarm, Victory, Arrogant, Britannia. Logbook: Quarto. 294 pages in manuscript, leafs feature the Britannia watermark, ruled in ink, neatly outlined for daily use, with a few steel engravings mounted and tipped in for illustration. Original boards, wrapped in hand-stitched flag cloth with title "Log" and featuring an ink drawing of a ship. Volume measures approximately 22 x 33 x 3 cm. Delicate hinge, leafs chipped at edges, cloth cover well used, otherwise in very good condition internally, crisp and clean leafs with clear entries in a legible hand. Private Journal: 8vo. 250 pages in manuscript, with 2 of Medd's own watercoloured ship drawings mounted within, 4 manuscript in-text drawings, 7 steel engravings tipped in for illustration, signed GT Medd on the final leaf. Half calf over marbled boards, original marbled endpapers, and brass clasp. Volume measures approximately 12,5 x 18 x 3 cm. Wear to boards, clasp hinge fixed in position, otherwise in very good condition. Together with: 1 manuscript letter written by him at aged 11, dated 1 June 1848, predating the two volumes. George Tate Medd (1837-1907), was a Royal Navy officer who enlisted … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts [Canada]

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