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A trip to sea from 1810 to 1815
Long Sutton : Printed and Published by John Swain, 1854. Small octavo, original green cloth boards with gilt lettering to upper board (boards a little rubbed), new endpapers, verso of title with presentation inscription dated 1874, vi, 92 pp, internally sound, the pages with occasional fingermarks and some sparse foxing, small loss to upper blank margin of last page. Ferguson, no. 12598. Autobiographical account of young Englishman George Miller's years at sea during the Napoleonic era. He left his home in Lincolnshire at the age of 17, and in his eventful maritime experiences he travelled to Hobart Town in Van Diemen's Land; joined a whaling expedition to New Zealand; visited Sydney; was shipwrecked of the coast of New Guinea, press-ganged in Batavia, and drafted in Penang; visited India; and served in the navy in Ireland, Spain, Holland, France and America. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of South Australia; State Library of New South Wales;
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