Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea …  Ninth …
Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea …  Ninth …
Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea …  Ninth …

ROYAL NAVY. Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea … Ninth Edition.

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ROYAL NAVY. Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea … Ninth Edition. London, no printer, 1757.

4to. Contemporary calf, sympathetically rebacked with raised bands and red morocco lettering-piece; pp. [2], 231, folding table at the end (paginated 232); title with engraved vignettes, a few finely engraved head- and tailpieces; rebacked, light wear to extremities, title-page with old expert repair, occasional very light toning or spotting, a very good copy of a beautiful and rare work.
In 1731 the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions were first issued. Before that Captains devised their own rules and regulations for the vessels they were in command of. All early edition are very rare. This enlarged and revised edition was issued the year after the outbreak of the Seven Years' War which was the first global military conflict, with much naval activity in the Americas.
ESTC T206853 (locating copies in the British Library, the National Library of Ireland and at RUSI Library of Military History); COPAC adds copies in the National library of Scotland, in the Wellcome, and at St. Andrews.

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