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George Anson
A Voyage Round The World In The Years 1740, 41, 42, 43, 44 By George Anson Esq. Now Lord Anson Commander in Chief of a Squadron of his Majesty’s Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South Seas Compiled From his Papers and Materials By Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of the Ship the Centurion in that Expedition [Two Volumes in One – Folding Map – Scarce Edition]
Kilmarnock: Printed and Sold by J. Wilson, 1785, Later Edition. Scarce Kilmarnock printed edition, the British Library records only 6 copies held in international Libraries [ESTC citation no T175596]. With the folding map, lacking the plate mentioned by the British Library, with the half-title. Small volume – 7 inches tall. Two Volumes in One, quarter leather binding, gilt titles, raised bands, gilt decorative ship motive in the compartments. A Voyage Round The World by George Anson Esq. now Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of his Majesty’s Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South Seas. Compiled from his papers and materials by Richard Walter, M.A., Chaplain of the Ship the Centurion in that Expedition. Admiral of the Fleet George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (1697-1762), was a Royal Navy officer. He served as a junior officer during the War of the Spanish Succession and then saw active service against Spain at the Battle of Cape Passaro during the War of the Quadruple Alliance. He then undertook a circumnavigation of the globe during the War of Jenkins' Ear. Anson commanded the fleet that defeated the French Admiral de la Jonquiere at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre during the War of the Austrian Succession. He went on to be First Lord of the Admiralty during the Seven Years' War. Among his reforms were the removal of corrupt defence contractors, improved medical care, submitting a revision of the Articles of War to Parliament to tighten discipline throughout the Navy, uniforms for commissioned officers, the transfer of the Marines from Army to Navy authority, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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