Mr Barrow of the Admiralty, by C Lloyd
Mr Barrow of the Admiralty, A life of Sir John Barrow 1764-1848
John Barrow started life as a deckhand in a whaler, was apprenticed to a Liverpool iron founder and eventually became a Fellow of the Royal Society and a founder of the Royal Geographical Society. He was an influential and intellectual figure of his times. He was a prime mover in the renaissance of polar exploration of the time, wrote the first English account of a journey to China, and was a guiding hand in the reformation of naval administration.
Hardback with dust jacket in cellophane wrapper. In good condition. Lower corner of front inside flap clipped and inscribed ‘E Holden’. Front endpaper inscribed with 701 [?]. Outer edges of top of pages marked (not visible on inside pages).
Some black and white illustrations
145 mm x 216 mm (5.75 in x 8.5 in)
1970, Collins, London
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|Dimensions||30 × 18 × 3 cm|