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TRAVELS IN NORWAY, SWEDEN, FINLAND, RUSSIA AND TURKEY;
Jones, George Matthew.

TRAVELS IN NORWAY, SWEDEN, FINLAND, RUSSIA AND TURKEY;

Also on the Coasts of the Sea of Azof and of the Black Sea: With a Review of the Trade in Those Seas, and of the Systems Adopted to Man the Fleets of the Different Powers of Europe, Compared With that of England. John Murray 1827.
1st Ed. 2 vols. xvi + 582pp. + [i] Corrigenda + viii + 594pp. + [i] Corrigenda. Folding frontis. map, 2 folding tables. Nicely rebound in double blind rule edged half calf with marbled boards, gilt rule edged raised bands with gilt lettered title labels and gilt motifs to spines. George Matthew Jones (c.17851831), naval officer and traveller. ODNB ... the following years he spent travelling over Europe to examine the maritime resources of the different countries. Already well acquainted with the coasts of Spain and Italy, he visited the ports and arsenals of France and the Netherlands, of the Black Sea, and of the Baltic. In 1827 he published his journals under [the above]. The account, dedicated to Sir William Hoste, by whose advice the travels seem to have been undertaken, is written intelligently, though at excessive length. Such intelligence-gathering work reflected a range of accomplishments not commonly acquired by sea officers ...
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