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WELLBELOVED, C[harles]. Memoir of Thomas Thrush, Esq., formerly an officer of rank in the royal navy: who resigned his commission on the ground of the unreasonableness of war.

London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1845. First edition.
8vo. [4], 116pp. With a facsimile portrait frontispiece and a tipped-in errata slip. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of loss and splitting to head and foot of spine. Light offsetting to title, very short marginal tear to F8, else internally clean and crisp.
Thrush, an able Post Captain, who had served under Trafalgar heroes Bayntun and Moorsom, became something of a cause celebre amongst pacifists when he resigned his commission declaring war as being 'unlawful'.

COPAC records only six copies; Cambridge, Manchester, NLS, NMM, Oxford, and York.
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 13856