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The Perilous Adventures and Vicissitudes of a Naval Officer 1801-1812. Being Part of the Memoirs of Edited by Harold Burrows.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., 1927 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to the spine and upper board. With the typographic dust jacket. Light toning, but overall very good in slightly rubbed jacket, tanned at the spine, and with one or two small chips, but typographically complete. Portrait frontispiece and 6 other plates, maps to the pastedowns. First edition. An exceptional copy of this uncommon memoir. Late in life "Admiral Jackson began to put together his autobiography in the form of a book, though he never completed the task" (Preface). However, Captain Marryat certainly seems to have been "acquainted with some of Jackson's early vicissitudes", and family tradition identified him as the prototype of Peter Simple. The book covers his service in the West Indies, capture off Guadeloupe, captivity, escape, and 14 months on the run in France. NMM, II, 701
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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