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THE FLOATING PRISON

Garneray Louis

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ISBN 10: 0851779425 / ISBN 13: 9780851779423
Edité par Conway Maritime Press, London, 2003
Etat : Nearly as Good as New Couverture rigide
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Red hardback cover with gilt title on the spine, Illustyrated dust jacket. Book contains 246 pages with sections of black and white photoplates in the text. This is the remarkable account of Nine Years captivity on the British Prison Hulks during the Napoleonic Wars. Originally published in France in 1851. This translation into English 2003. With the book is a SIGNED Dedication from the Translator Richard Rose to a female aquaintance dated 2003 along with a two page letter which is also SIGNED making reference to the work which he did on the book and the letters which he has received. . Small eratta slip also enclosed. Condition book nearly as good as new. Dust jacket no chips or tears, price corner clipped, very clean.---- All books packaged with care and sent off the same day whewre possible. N° de réf. du libraire 9265

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Titre : THE FLOATING PRISON

Éditeur : Conway Maritime Press, London

Date d'édition : 2003

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Nearly as Good as New

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good +

Signé : Signed by the Translator

Edition : First Edition

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In 1806 Lt. Louis Garneray's ship was en route to France when it was captured by the Royal Navy. Confined for nine years with hundreds of others in the cramped quarters of a prison ship off Portsmouth, he tells a compelling story in turns violent, poignant, dark, and humorous. Originally published in 1851 in French as Mes Pontons, the memoir is considered to be the most detailed account of shipboard prison life at that time. Translator Richard Rose presents the first full, unabridged English-language version of the classic and draws on extensive research to examine the veracity of the more fanciful elements of the narrative. As an added feature, the book is illustrated with paintings and etchings done by Garneray, who became a distinguished maritime artist later in life. This rare first-person expose; on a little-known facet of the age of sail is a valuable resource and makes fascinating reading.

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"...a useful reference source, enhanced by a fine selection of plates and engravings." ― Nautical Magazine

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