SAINT LO (GEORGE) England's Safety: or, A Bridle to the French King. Proposing a Sure Method for Encouraging Navigation, 1693
Lot 366
SAINT LO (GEORGE) England's Safety: or, A Bridle to the French King. Proposing a Sure Method for Encouraging Navigation, 1693
£500 - 700
US$ 830 - 1,200
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SAINT LO (GEORGE)
England's Safety: or, A Bridle to the French King. Proposing a Sure Method for Encouraging Navigation, and Raising Qualified Seamen for the Well Manning of their Majesties Fleet on any Occasion, in a Months Iime, without Impressing; and a Competent Provision for All Such as Shall be Wounded in Service Against the Enemy, Either in their Majesties Ships of War, Privatiers, or Merchant-men, to Encourage the Better Defending Them. Also an In-sight into the Advantages May be Made by the Herring and Other Fisheries, in Respect to the Breeding of Seamen, and Otherwise. Together with a Proposal for the Maintenance and Education of the Male Children of all Such as Shall be Kill'd in Service, ... Also Encouragement for Commanders of Men of War, Privatiers and Seamen, in Taking Any Ship, or Effects of the Enemies, and All to be Done, without any Sensible Charge or Burthen to the Kingdom, additional wood-engraved title, printed title within 2-line border, additional title and final leaf with long tear repaired, stitched in later card wrappers [Wing S341], small 4to, Printed for William Miller, 1693

Footnotes

  • Written by St. Lo after his release from French captivity, following his capture by the French in August, 1689. As well as an account of his own treatment as a prisoner, he makes observations on the manning and management of the French navy and how these might be applied to England. ESTC records two issues with 48 pages, our copy with imprint variant "Printed for Will. Miller", not calling for an advertisement leaf.
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