London: 1792. Reprint. 8vo, pp. 232. Bound in contemporary full calf (rubbed) with leather label. Some foxing and toning but a very good tight copy. Not in Heltzel nor Aresty. Scarce. Item #41845
First issued in 1789. Jonas Hanway (1712-1786), English traveller and philanthropist, was born at Portsmouth. He founded The Marine Society, to keep up the supply of British seamen. In 1758, he became a governor of the Foundling Hospital, a position which was upgraded to vice president in 1772. He was instrumental in establishing the Magdalen Hospital. In 1761, he procured a better system of parochial birth registration in London; and in 1762 he was appointed a commissioner for victualling the navy (July 10); an office he held until October 1783.