Thoughts on the Naval Strength of the British Empire.

By: Sinclair (J.)

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58 + 52pp, 3 folding tables, original dark blue cloth. Pargellis & Medley, see various entries in this work.ûAJS: This work is in two parts, with separate titles to each. Sinclair wasûa prominent Scottish landowner and politician in the late eighteenthûcentury. He owned large estates in Caithness, which he represented inûParliament for many years. In 1793, Pitt appointed him to be the firstûpresident of the newly-formed Board of Agriculture.ûRemarkably industrious and energetic, Sinclair wrote voluminously on aûwide variety of topics. He devoted considerable attention to navalûaffairs, which formed the subject of his maiden speech in the House ofûCommons and several pamphlets and books, of which the above is a goodûexample.ûSinclair sent a copy of his book to Lord Nelson and he replied from MertonûDecember 1801 as follows: Dear Sir. I had the honour of receiving throughûthe hands of Mr. Mollison, your very elegant present of a book, to theûsubject of which too much attention cannot be paid: and without aûcompliment, no man in the Country is so able to place this importantûmatter in its proper view before the public. I can hardly believe, howeverûanxiously I have endeavoured to deserve it, the high compliment you areûpleased to bestow upon me. But, dear sir, I beg you to be assured that Iûam, with every sentiment of obligation, your most obedient servant, Nelsonûand Bronte.

Title: Thoughts on the Naval Strength of the British Empire.

Author Name: Sinclair (J.)

Categories: Commerce/Trade,

Publisher: 1782 rp 1971,

kg: 1.00 kg

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