Book Description

This is the first detailed story of these prison hulks which were first officially sanctioned in the second half of the 18th century. Many famous ships eg 'Bellerophon', The Discovery, Euryalus ended their days in sombre fashion as prison hulks moored off the mud banks of the Thames Estuary or Portsmouth Harbour. Described by some critics as 'hell on earth' this book also records the history of the efforts to reform them.
Author W Branch Johnson
Date 1970 (Revised Edition from original 1957 edition)
Binding Blue boards with gilt titles to the spine + illustrated dust wrapper in mauve & black
Publisher Phillimore
Illustrator Black/white photographs of period engravings & drawings
Condition VG in a slightly worn d/w (price clipped)
Pages 206

Price: £20.00

Offered by Geoff Cox Books

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