An appeal to the British nation on the humanity and policy of forming a national institution, for the preservation of lives and property from shipwreck. William Hillary, Sir.
An appeal to the British nation on the humanity and policy of forming a national institution, for the preservation of lives and property from shipwreck

An appeal to the British nation on the humanity and policy of forming a national institution, for the preservation of lives and property from shipwreck

London: printed for G. and W. B. Whittaker, 1823. First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], 4, 4-I - 4-IV, 5-25, [1]; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards; front joint cracked, cords holding; all else very good. One line is crossed out at the bottom of page 4, which reappears at the bottom of 4-IV. This copy inscribed "To D. Campbell, Esq. from the author." The book led to the establishment in 1824 of the Royal National Life-Boat Institution for Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. Item #54170

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