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Hanway (Jonas) Proposal for County Naval Free-Schools to be built on Waste Lands, giving such effectual Instructions to Poor Boys, as may nurse them for the Sea Service, teaching them also to cultivate the Earth, first edition, 2 engraved titles, first with vignette, 9 folding engraved plates, 48pp. engraved music, some offsetting of plates, uncut in original boards with original engraved presentation label to upper cover, worn, lacking backstrip, upper cover detached, folio, [1783].

⁂ Hanway founded the Marine Society in 1756 and this work, as is evident from the title, proposes educating poor boys in both rural affairs and seamanship.

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Hanway (Jonas) Proposal for County Naval Free-Schools

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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