Burchett, Josiah (1666?-1746)Memoirs of Transactions at Sea during the War with France; Beginning in 1688, and ending in 1697. London: Sold by John Nutt near Stationer's-hall, 1703.
Octavo, first edition variant, British Museum ex library copy with their classic stamp on the verso of the title with red duplicate stamp beneath, text block broken, contemporary boards detached and quite chipped, contents clean.
Burchett served in the navy under Samuel Pepys, rising to Secretary of the Admiralty, and serving for forty-eight years at that post. In this memoir he recalls his time aboard the HMS Britannia, and offers a first-hand view of the naval events of the Nine Years' War.
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