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By E.G.R. Taylor

ISBN-10: 1409414876

ISBN-13: 9781409414872

William Bourne, of Gravesend, by way of exchange a gunner, was once a winning author of a brand new kind of textbook. Neither a pupil nor of mild start, either one of which have been considered as the must haves of authorship within the sixteenth century, whilst the medical books have been anticipated to seem purely in universities and to be learn in basic terms by way of these fluent in Latin, Bourne however produced a complete sequence of technical manuals, written in English for the artisans and craftsmen of his personal category. A Regiment for the ocean, which types the center of the amount, is likely to be the earliest technical handbook written through an Englishman. it's not easily his principles for navigation, for Bourne wrote a lot as he spoke, in order that out of this guideline e-book for sailors a transparent photograph of the guy himself emerges: severe, trustworthy, patriotic and with this inborn impulse to cross on his wisdom to others. the 1st version of 1574 is outlined the following in complete, with the extra fabric which used to be extra to the 1580 version. Professor Taylor has additionally integrated Almanackes. She has written an introductory part to every textual content, and in her common creation she fills within the info of Bourne's lifestyles and discusses his a variety of writings. there's a complete bibliography. this can be a new print-on-demand hardback variation of the amount first released in 1963. because of technical constraints it has no longer been attainable to breed Fig.2 'From London to the Medway: info of Symonson’s map of Kent, 1596' which seemed within the first version of the work.

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