A Narrative of the Loss of the H.M.S. Royal George, at Spithead, August, 1782; including Tracey's attempt to raise her in 1783, also, Col. Pasley's operations in removing the wreck, by repeated explosions of gunpowder, in the years 1839-40.
90 p. 104 x 68 mm. Frontis. and two plates in the text. Black leather spine lettered direct, with oak boards said to be cut from a timber of the wreck. Minor loss of leather at the foot of the spine and the boards are slightly bowed with no splits. The text is clean, crisp and tightly bound. Printings from the third edition 1841 on assign the authorship to Julian Slight. This popular work reached its 7th edition by 1844 and due to its ephemeral nature and the fragility of the boards a number of printings are not represented in libraries. Bodleian has four printings including one described as Second Edition, 1840, but it has 83,  p. and 3 coloured plates. This particular printing appears to be unrecorded. At present the boards are relatively flat, but if the book is kept in hot, dry conditions they will warp and split as has happened to many other copies.
Author SLIGHT, Julian?
Date 1840. Second edition.
Publisher Portsea, Printed and published by S. Horsey, Sen. 43, Queen Street.
Condition Very good.
Pages 90 p.