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    Sick List HMS Canopus 1835, unpaginated, leather-bound spine, hand-printed title on cover, 12mo (4.75" x 7"). A rather unique British ship's log book documenting individual crew members who fell ill or died while aboard during the years 1835 to 1837. The entries include the sailor's name, age, disease and discharge information. Originally a blank book, the handwritten (ink) entries comprise roughly half the pages. There are approximately 20 names per page, and 60 pages with names, or approximately 1,200 individual entries. Several deaths were noted in the lists, including two men on August 20, 1835 who fell from the upper masts. The description of their accident and fatal wounds were noted in a detailed written description in the rear of the book. The second half includes five full page (pencil) sketches, a page of handwritten place names (including locations in India, Scotland, England, the U.S., and the Caribbean), the beginnings of a letter (in pencil) written at Dalkeith, Scotland, on September 24, 1856, and additional notes that extend onto the back endpaper and inside cover. The HMS Canopus, originally the French ship Franklin (named after Benjamin Franklin), was captured by the British in the Battle of the Nile, August 1, 1798, and renamed the Canopus. This rare and unusual volume is in good condition, with moderate toning to the paper and moderate wear to the front and back boards.

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