The WRECK Of The SOMERSET, British Man - of - War. Maritime History, Grozier, dwin, tkins. 1859 - 1924.

The WRECK Of The SOMERSET, British Man - of - War.

Provincetown, Mass. The Advocate Press - Howard F. Hopkins, 1887. 1st printing thus. [2 (blank)], 14 pp. Last page an advert for the press. Illustrated with cuts. 8vo. Printed buff paper wrappers. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. General wear & chipping, with wrappers detached & pamphlet becoming disbound. A Good copy only. Item #47679

"Published in the New York World, May 16, 1886, and Re-Published in the Provincetown Advocate, May 27; with an authentic letter from H.M. Secretary of the Admiralty, Whitehall, London, confirming the Accuracy of the Discovery the Famous Old English Man-of-War." [sub-title]

"HMS Somerset was a 70-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Chatham Dockyard to the draught specified by the 1745 Establishment, and launched on 18 July 1748. She was the third vessel of the Royal Navy to bear the name. Somerset was involved in several notable battles of the Seven Years' War and the American Revolutionary War. She was wrecked in a storm in 1778 when she ran aground off of Provincetown, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts." [wiki]

Somewhat uncommon pamphlet on the subject, with no other copies on the market at the time of cataloguing.

Price: $95.00

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