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MANBY, George William (1765--1854)
A lecture on the preservation of persons in the hour of shipwreck; delivered on various parts of the British coast. By George William Manby, Esq. ...
London: printed for J. Asperne. By Joyce Gold, 1814.
XII, 72 p. : [38] wd-engr. illus. ; 21.2 cm. (4º)

After witnessing the shipwreck of a naval ship, the Snipe, off Great Yarmouth during a storm in February 1807 with the loss of over two hundred lives, many within sight of shore, Manby developed and tested an apparatus to help establish communication with the shore using a mortar to throw a rope from shore to ship. The apparatus was adopted at coastal stations and abroad until it was superseded in 1878 by rope-carrying rockets. (ODNB.)

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on title-page Sir Thomas Beauchamp Proctor, Bart./ with the Authors most/ respectful compl[ts], i.e. Soane's client Sir Thomas Beauchamp Proctor of Langley Park, Norfolk, active 1784--1790. Bound (2) with Critical observations on the buildings and improvements of London, 1771 (q.v.).

Binding C19th half maroon morocco, marbled-paper boards, blind double-rule borders, gilt double-rule spine direct lettered in gilt with titles &c. Later numbered '69' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 2722


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