Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Gascoigne's Path to naval fame, the second edition, with an index of nautical terms & phrases, respectfully dedicated to the officers of his Majesty's Royal Navy, marines and land forces. By Henry Barnet Gascoigne, ... With the author's poetic petition to his Majesty.
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
Image Not Yet Available
GASCOIGNE, Henry Barnet
Gascoigne's Path to naval fame, the second edition, with an index of nautical terms & phrases, respectfully dedicated to the officers of his Majesty's Royal Navy, marines and land forces. By Henry Barnet Gascoigne, ... With the author's poetic petition to his Majesty.
Warwick printed for the author, by E. Foden, 1825.
x, 180, 16 p., [3] engr. pl. ; 20.4 cm. (8º)

The first edition is not traced but is referred to in the author's preface as having been published in 1808. He mentions there the distribution of his publications in furtherance of the establishment of the Society for the Suppression of Mendicity in Red Lion Square in 1818 (and was a member of its first management committee). By 1826 he had also taken up a role as auctioneer in Warwick. In verse. Includes 'The Humble Petition Of The Author ... To ... George The Fourth' at the end. Three engraved plates of naval vessels drawn by E.W. Scott.

Copy Notes Bound first with the author's Gleanings from nature and life, 2nd ed., no. I, 1828 (q.v.). The presence in Soane's library of a copy of The ninth report of the Society for the Suppression of Mendicity, 1827 (q.v.), and this volume of Gascoigne's works, suggests that both may have reached him from the same source, possibly Gascoigne himself.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, gilt-lettered 'Naval Fame &c.'. Numbered '66' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5557


If you have any further information about this book,
please contact us:

books@soane.org.uk