First Edition. Scott H. Duvall calls this work a "ribald tract in which the pseudonymous author states that he prefers food and peace to hunger and the tumults of war," and Alain Mercier calls the book "...un catalogue inépuisable des néologismes les plus fous," and excerpts a bizarre.....
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London: Nicholas Bourne, 1641.
A compelling look at the nimble two-or-three-masted ship known as a herring-buss. The author, Simon Smith (Charles 1's agent for the royal fisheries), discusses the construction and dimensions of herring-busses, the costs to build one, their projected socioeconomic benefits, and the laws that govern their use.....