The Adventures of John Wetherell; the Authentic Diary of a 19th Century British Seaman, Impressed into His Majesty's Service to Fight Bonaparte

By: Wetherell, John; C. S. Forester (ed.) (intro)

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Price clipped DJ has insect damage (book unaffected), some soiling, chipped head if spine ; Sepia plates of drawings by Wetherell, illustrated endpapers, DJ in Mylar, hinges intact; 379 pages; Autobiography of John Wetherell. Born in Whitby in 1780, Wetherell first joined the British merchant navy serving and trained and qualified as a ships's carpenter, before being impressed into the Royal Navy. He saw service on HMS Hussar, but after she went aground on the coast of France he was captured and made a prisoner-of-war and spent most of the next eleven years at Charlemont Givet Prison.

Title: The Adventures of John Wetherell; the Authentic Diary of a 19th Century British Seaman, Impressed into His Majesty's Service to Fight Bonaparte

Author Name: Wetherell, John; C. S. Forester (ed.) (intro)

Categories: Militaria,

Edition: Stated First Edition

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday: 1953

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket

Seller ID: 12809

Keywords: bonaparte Navy