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Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ has some light rubbing - now protected in a purpose-made plastic cover. Contains b/w photographs by H.E. Turner. 199 pages Nearly a thousand bundles of old sailing-ship documents - log books full of lovely phrases, love-letters written by the crews of fighting ships, a very peculiar note from young Horatio Nelson, along with a still more remarkable Clearance Paper signed by George Washington - these are among the Spanish Town Papers. None has been copies or written about before this book. Each bundle represents a prize captured by the Royal Navy or British privateers from the rebellious colonists in the War of American Independence.