An Act for the more effectual repairing and preserving the Piers and Harbours of Whitby in the County of York. WHITBY, Parliament GREAT BRITAIN.

An Act for the more effectual repairing and preserving the Piers…
An Act for the more effectual repairing and preserving the Piers and Harbours of Whitby in the County of York.

London: Thomas Baskett, 1750.

Folio, pp. [661]-672 pp. including armorial title; stitch-sewn, evidence of having been disbound at some time.

Whitby - home of Captain Cook's Endeavour

An interesting 1750 Act of Parliament relating to the port of Whitby, just as it was on the cusp of becoming one of the great shipbuilding ports, where famous Australian and Pacific vessels including Cook's Endeavour and First Fleet ships the Golden Grove and the Fishburn were constructed. This Act was instrumental in the repairing of the harbour at Whitby, and instituted a series of works which were paid for by the bustling coal trade. The harbour's central importance to Cook's career in particular is well known, as it was while working out of Whitby that the great mariner established his credentials and also became enamoured of the sea-going properties of Whitby colliers.

An interesting 1750 Act of Parliament relating to the port of Whitby, just as it was on the cusp of becoming one of the great shipbuilding ports, where famous Australian and Pacific vessels including Cook's Endeavour and First Fleet ships the Golden Grove and the Fishburn were constructed. This Act was instrumental in the repairing of the harbour at Whitby, and instituted a series of works which were paid for by the bustling coal trade. The harbour's central importance to Cook's career in particular is well known, as it was while working out of Whitby that the great mariner established his credentials and also became enamoured of the sea-going properties of Whitby colliers.

Condition Report: Very good.

Price (AUD): $525.00

US$393.67   Other currencies

Ref: #4011274

Condition Report