Tue, 10th May 2016 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Courageous')

 
  Lot 60
 
Lot 60 - the DEATH OF SIR CLOUDESLY SHOVEL<br/>"On Sunday...

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the DEATH OF SIR CLOUDESLY SHOVEL<br/>"On Sunday...

the DEATH OF SIR CLOUDESLY SHOVEL
"On Sunday last, two Expresses brought the melancholy News, That Sir Cloudesly Shovel, returning home with the great ships from the Mediterranean, the Association, in which he was, struck on a Rock, off of Scilly, and was unfortunately lost, with all Men on board."; A group of newspapers all relating to the life, death, and funeral of Rear Admiral Sir Shovel, which has given rise to various legends. The first, bringing news of his death, launches into an excellent and lengthy obituary, the highlights of his achievements being recorded; a short article from the Captain of the St George, a ship that was also dashed on the same rocks off the Scilly Isles; together with two London Gazettes are included, both giving a report of his state funeral at Westminster Abbey, after lying in state at the Queen's expense -- 20½in. of column space, in genuine and complete issues of The Post Boy, dated October 28th, 1707, and The London Gazette, dated 22nd December, and 29th December, 1707
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the DEATH OF SIR CLOUDESLY SHOVEL
"On Sunday last, two Expresses brought the melancholy News, That Sir Cloudesly Shovel, returning home with the great ships from the Mediterranean, the Association, in which he was, struck on a Rock, off of Scilly, and was unfortunately lost, with all Men on board."; A group of newspapers all relating to the life, death, and funeral of Rear Admiral Sir Shovel, which has given rise to various legends. The first, bringing news of his death, launches into an excellent and lengthy obituary, the highlights of his achievements being recorded; a short article from the Captain of the St George, a ship that was also dashed on the same rocks off the Scilly Isles; together with two London Gazettes are included, both giving a report of his state funeral at Westminster Abbey, after lying in state at the Queen's expense -- 20½in. of column space, in genuine and complete issues of The Post Boy, dated October 28th, 1707, and The London Gazette, dated 22nd December, and 29th December, 1707
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